Partially inspired by Q over at Q On The Move when he recently posted an amazing photo of himself as a kid and partly due to a series of events which resulted in me getting my hands on a few old photos, I've got a Friday afternoon photo essay for you.
PHOTO 1 - JUNIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL, 1986
I just found this on Facebook, and it's horrifying to say the least. Outside of it being 1986 and me being in a position where I was trying to look as punk rock as possible AND hold down my stock room job at Marshalls, there are no excuses for the hair. No wonder I didn't get a date for the prom.
And speaking of the prom, here's a little known fact - I was terrified of girls in high school. So it's probably for the best that I didn't go to the prom anyway.
Note I'm also a little pudgy.
PHOTO 2 - SOME SHOW SOMEWHERE, 1988
I just got this picture too. Better hair? Check, though in hindsight, the bleaching was too obvious a move. Baby fat gone? Check. But wait....are those Women's Tretorn tennis shoes I'm wearing? And is that duct tape wrapped around my right foot? Sadly, yes and yes. Why? I have no idea. I'm also still afraid of girls at this point but at least I had a guitar to hide behind.
PHOTO 3 - HAWAII, 2006
OK, Ian is cute as hell and Mary looks great. However, I am a bloated mess. That's what a few years of stress, crappy food, and mad boozin' does to you I guess. That said, Ian is definitely mine so I had managed to get over my fear of girls by this point.
PHOTO 4 - HUNTINGTON BEACH, 2010
I took this photo just now. I'm not trying to be funny, but I think there is some "Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" shit going down. I guess this exercise stuff really works. And I'm still not afraid of girls anymore, except for maybe EMZ.