Thursday, November 09, 2006

it was 20 years ago today

This is an I'm Too Lazy To Bother Thinking sort of post. I'm taking a break from painting to catch up on other things, so have nothing new to share, and while visiting Ces and Muddy Red Shoes really enjoyed their photographic posts of themselves in younger years so thought I'd do something similar in hopes that I can encourage others to do the same (I'm not only lazy but also nosy). Here's the deal: find your favourite photo of yourself from approximately 20 years ago and post it, saying why you like it. If that means you're only two in the photo, so be it (and I hate you). It needn't be your most flattering photo (see example). The one I chose of myself was taken during some sort of intense conversation and I was unaware I was being photographed so for once I wasn't mugging self-consciously (always happier behind the lens). The pathetic thing is that I still wear my hair in the same too-lazy-and-cheap-to-ever-go-to-a-hairdresser style.

Join in. You know you want to.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look very serious!!
Great challenge, Andrea!
Not sure whether I had any photos taken 20 years ago, though!

9/11/06 11:10 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Completely out-of-character, isn't it?

OK, how about somewhere between 15 and 25 years ago?

9/11/06 11:27 AM  
Blogger Ces said...

Thanks for the plug Andrea. So how old are you in this photo? 12 or 13? I am also glad to hear that you are taking a break from painting. I did not know the professionals did it.

9/11/06 1:10 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Is it that serious intelligent look that is what you like about it? Gorgeous hair then as now but I'm not sure I'd've recognised you otherwise, you look about 18...

Glad you extended the time range - I must have something from then... I'll look for it tomorrow...

9/11/06 1:14 PM  
Blogger CeCe said...

ooh, I WILL join in.. it just might take a couple of days! You know.. FINDING the photo and scanning and such..

9/11/06 3:06 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Ces: 12 or 13 works for me! :)

Caroline: You know me too well, so ... yes! I like the illusion of serious and intelligent.

CeCe: Now *you* would be one of those two year olds I mentioned! (And yes, I hate you, too :)

9/11/06 5:31 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

oh my. I came here from Brian. I just knew he would come up with a reason to post that B-O-D.
He's still that gorgeous, actually. He's just really modest.

9/11/06 8:27 PM  
Blogger kj said...

ok, andrea, i'll track down a very flattering photo of myself and give it a post. flattering, i said.....

:)

9/11/06 10:32 PM  
Anonymous kyknoord said...

I'm afraid the police seized all the photos I have of myself from 20 years ago. They claim it's "evidence" or some other claptrap.

9/11/06 10:35 PM  
Blogger Sheri Burhoe said...

You must be about 16, 17 here Andrea ? I don't have a scanner so I can't take part, unfortunately.Nice Picture, I prefer these kind over the say cheese type.Oh I think I have a pic, now that I think about it.

10/11/06 5:22 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Illusion? Surely not...

and I've posted one of me... and I chose a non-smiley one too...

10/11/06 5:33 AM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Hubba hubba.

Do you remember what point you were sternly attempting to make in an effort to solve the world's problems?

I think I've already posted about 300 photos of myself on my blog, shameless miscreant that I am.

What do I do now?

10/11/06 9:49 AM  
Blogger Aaron Paquette said...

That's a great photo!!

Me at 12...hmmm..do any even exist?

Time to dig.

10/11/06 7:45 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

How cute are you?

Hmmmmm.... If I get an inspired minute, I'll have to see if I can dig out a photo...

10/11/06 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cute. ha ha
That's a great idea, thanks!

11/11/06 8:36 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

you look darling and remind me of my friends daughter in this pic! She is just starting college and she always has a look like that, ie what did you say? Adorable!

11/11/06 9:23 AM  
Blogger justin said...

What a lovely teenager, but are you older than that, as you appear to be wearing a wedding ring?

11/11/06 4:07 PM  

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