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FUN FACT:

I used to have blue eyes.

(And really terribly uneven bangs.)

No really. I did. Until I was in 6th grade, my eyes were very clearly blue and then, well, one day they were not anymore.

My eyes are green.

Undeniably green.

Even though I once brought this up very topic with my mother and her response was, “What? Your eyes aren’t green! They are grey!” (gray? grey? gray? grey? I never know which is right.) Um. It seems that my mom might be a wee bit color blind.

They are such a huge part of who I am. They are my second favorite body part. They are the reason that my brown hair looks good on me, and the reason my favorite lipstick shade is called plum dandy. With the exception of my father and my sister, I don’t know anyone else with our particular shade of green.

As I was going through this whole color-changing Kafkaesque metamorphosis, my chameleon Donnie Wahlberg kicked the bucket. I’m not going to lie. The complete and total irony of this situation was not lost on me, not even a little bit.

Somehow I feel like some sort of fraud.

Also, possibly one of the X-men.

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  1. I like that picture of you resting on your keyboard, working very industriously.

    I think your X-men name should be . . . hmmm . . . Retro Girl.

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    alimartell replied on

    Hey..it wasn’t easy to find shots that were clear enough to see my eye color. You get what I could find. Heh.

    Retro Girl. I like it.

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    Avitable replied on

    I actually do like the photo! I was just joking about you working hard.

    And Retro Girl totally fits you. You have multiple powers –

    Color changing eyes!
    Ability to avoid pooping anywhere but home!
    Preternatural ability to avoid vomit!
    Can correct grammar faster than a speeding bullet!

    Weaknesses: Two spaces after periods, other people’s kids, germs

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    Meghan replied on

    I wish this comment had a “like” button.

    alimartell replied on

    …only ONE space after periods, Adam.

    Avitable replied on

    I know – that’s why TWO spaces is your weakness. Your Kryptonite. :)

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    alimartell replied on

    ahhh. I thought you meant it was a weakness…as in, leaving 2-spaces after a period is a weakness in my otherwise amazing personality.
    :)

    Avitable replied on

    Ha!

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    Comment by Avitable on June 16, 2011
  2. I think your eyes are beautiful, whatever color. My eyes have been black dots all my life. I had hoped my kids would inherit my husband’s green eyes and my everything else, but just the opposite happened.

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    alimartell replied on

    Thank you!
    My kids all got brown eyes from their daddy too. No one got my eyes.

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    Comment by kirida on June 16, 2011
  3. I absolutely love green eyes, having hazel eys ;-) and mine also changed around 11, I had brown and they went to green with brown…strange eh…
    And neither one of my kids have hazel nor blue like my husband…both brown!!!
    Since your gorgeous eyes are your second fav, what’s your first??

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    Comment by Charmedone17 on June 16, 2011
  4. I have blue eyes now and have ALWAYS had blue eyes – RIDICULOUSLY blue eyes, if I am to be honest. My nephews, also, were born with blue eyes (as babies are wont to do) and my three year old nephew switched to his mother’s greenish/brownish eyes about a year ago.

    I knew someone who said she had “weather changing” eyes – though I never saw them anything but a greenish colour.

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    Comment by Mari on June 16, 2011
  5. My husband and I both have green eyes yet one of our children have blue and the other two have brown….now that is crazy to me!

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    Comment by Shelly on June 16, 2011
  6. Both my parents have blue eyes and mine were dark blue until I was 8 or 9. They have since turned into a lovely green color, and they are my favorite thing about myself. :)

    Green Eyed Girls Forever!
    xox

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    Comment by heidikins on June 16, 2011
  7. I wish I had green eyes like yours. Well, I kind-of do. They’re decidedly hazel. But they turn the prettiest shade of green when I cry. Too bad my eyes are only pretty when the rest of me is red and covered in snot.

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    Comment by MonsteRawr on June 16, 2011
  8. That’s so odd. I knew that could happen to babies, but not as you get older. Well, you’ve proven that it can.

    Also, hello Josh Martell in that last photo of you!

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    alimartell replied on

    Ha! I totally see it too.
    I see so much of me in all three…depends on the day and the photo and the expression. It’s funny!

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    Comment by Kristabella on June 16, 2011
  9. Nathan had blue eyes until he was two. Like, BLUE eyes. Now, they are undeniably green, which happens to be his favorite color. ;)

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    alimartell replied on

    Yeah. but I think it’s still normal at 2 for eyes to change…but at 12? WEIRD.

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    Angella replied on

    My friend Tianna went from blue to green when she was 12, too. Her eyes are pretty like yours. :)

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    alimartell replied on

    Ha! She can be an X-Man like me ;)

    Comment by Angella on June 16, 2011
  10. A change at 12 is very unusual, but not unheard of. I envy your beautiful eyes. Mine are just dark brown. Blah.
    I was hoping my kids would get their father’s eye colour which is similar to yours. A half-filipino child with light eyes. Very cool.
    But it wasn’t meant to be. Of course, I think they’re gorgeous, even with their mama’s blah brown eyes.

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    Comment by Nenette on June 16, 2011
  11. Blue or green they are very pretty eyes-I have brown ones and have grown to love them but light eyes would be nice.

    Also, love the glamour shot with your keyboard ;)

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    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on June 17, 2011
  12. As much as I love the colour of your eyes, and I really do like them, how has no one asked what your FIRST favourite body part is!?

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    Comment by Aeron on June 17, 2011
  13. My eyes were blue until I was around 8-9, then they turned hazel…sometime during puberty they changed to grey and in my early twenties changed to green. Now in my early 30′s they are this strange aqua color, but they still will change to all of the other colors depending on my mood or the color in my clothes.

    My son’s eyes change colors but only from brown to green depending on his moods and my daughter’s have been dark brown since she was 3 months old.

    My kids think it’s a game to guess mommy’s eye color at dinner each night. At least I’m built in entertainment :)

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    Comment by Misty on June 17, 2011
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