When people think I’m sick or getting sick, they often comment that I look pale (like this morning). This makes me grin, for several reasons:

  1. I’m always pale, even relatively so in the summer.
  2. I wear makeup, which evens skin tone and is somewhat light-reflecting. This makes me look more pale (the makeup matches my skin tone; I don’t do chalk white or anything).
  3. It tells me that my rosacea is currently under control, otherwise I have rosy cheeks and such. This is good.

Don’t worry, dear co-workers. Sleep deprivation, seasonal depression, and general depression aren’t medically contagious… 🙂

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