Don’t Be Fooled by the Locks that I Got

A picture is worth a thousand words. Or so it has been said. Sometimes you might wish a certain picture didn’t exist since it represented a brief moment in time. Maybe the moment in time wasn’t your favorite. It’s possible the picture might be published and distributed in a hardcover bound book. Perhaps you were in such a place you didn’t buy said book.

Maybe you worked a part-time job catering and weren’t as well rested as you hoped. It’s entirely possible you didn’t spend any money on a professional photo because it wasn’t really an option.

So you wake up late on “picture day” and stumble out of bed. You skip the shower, figuring primping isn’t worth the time, and you quickly piece together some clothes. You find a well worn baseball hat, stick it on your head, and tuck all the curls under the brim. You arrive to school a bit late, but no worse for the wear. Crap, it’s picture day!

Oops! The hair was messy and the t-shirt was a freebie. Off goes the baseball hat to reveal the messy curly locks… as if it really made a difference. The Members Only coat is removed as it’s time for a brief photo session in a Seattle Aquarium t-shirt. Here you have students spending decent money on studio photos for the annual. Then there’s me. Free t-shirt and unruly hair say it all. The expression on my face completes the look. Unfortunately this is how people will remember me for years and years. Now it’s time I share the joy. View at your own risk!

1991’s Stud of the Year!

*thanks to Facebook, a fellow classmate shot this with her mobile phone. Please excuse the quality, but don’t dismiss the hotness. Meow!


About lessinges

Seattle native, discovering life! I like ice cream, cold cereal, and The Amazing Race.
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29 Responses to Don’t Be Fooled by the Locks that I Got

  1. Chris says:

    Kind of an Anthony Michel Hall in Breakfast bunch look eh? Very hot.

  2. egan says:

    Chris – I’ve heard that comparison once or twice. There’s absolutely nothing hot about it though. Your flattery will get you nowhere sir.

  3. Pants says:

    That is one sweet freaking photo.

  4. egan says:

    Pants – wanna go bowling?

  5. ms chica says:

    jailbait or mug shot?

  6. When I clicked on the link it was all very dramatic how it was opening the picture from the bottom up sooooo slooooooowly. Cutie!
    And this is why I hate FB. I don’t like random people posting pics of me.

  7. egan says:

    Ms. Chica – not jailbait? Not hot. I have been arrested yet so it’s not a mug shot.
    Essentially Me – hey, I actually requested the photo though. I asked my high school classmate/neighbor to snap a picture for me. She was very kind and sent it to me. She and I chatted a bunch on Facebook yesterday. I learned more about her in one day than I knew about her in 10+ years of her being my neighbor. Facebook isn’t all bad.

  8. sari says:

    don’t you love high school? my mom brought over some old school pictures of me a few weeks ago. we have been reveling in the dorkdom.

  9. egan says:

    Sari – I’m not sure I would say I loved it or hated it. I just wasn’t the most confident person back then. I had a good time, but I was afflicted with trepidation.

  10. Well if you requested it then that’s a whole different story.

  11. Big Bro says:

    Was that a home perm you and Ethan did one rainy Saturday? I think I recognize the lemon-juice coloring…:-)

  12. SM says:

    I know Brookem has already had your HOH featured on her site, but this could totally qualify as well.
    Really, though – it’s not that bad of a picture! I’ve seen worse. Hell, I’ve had worse taken of me!

  13. Gwen says:

    Dude! What’s up with the sneer? You don’t strike me as a sneer-er.

  14. brandy says:

    Sm really said what I was going to say. I definitely think Brookem needs to showcase this. And like EM said, I love how it was so dramatic when it loaded, with the top of your hair being the last thing to come on the screen. Looking good Egan!

  15. brookem says:

    i saw the title of this post and i was jumping with excitement!
    …but the picture won’t load for me.
    ive tried 4 times!

  16. brookem says:

    oooh it worked!
    i minimized it as it was uploading, forgot about it, and came back a half hour later and badabing badabang, there you are, blazing with the rockin’ HOH!

  17. Amanda says:

    LOL! Yours isn’t so bad. I had a ridiculous boy’s haircut in mine. Wouldn’t dare put it up anywhere for public viewing 🙂

  18. That’s one hot 80’s do….

  19. That picture is not bad at all. I think your hair looks great. You should see my curly haired son’s hair most days. It is very very wild and out of control when I don’t have time to wet it down and scrunch it into shape.
    Every year, my mom cross stitches a Christmas ornament for each of us. She then attaches a picture of us from the current year inside the frame with the cross stitch (hard to explain). So at this point, I have 33 ornaments, one from each year I have been alive. I think a few years she made more than one for me though if I did something cool, like a triathlon or something. Anyway, imagine having that picture of yourself that you can not stand and then having to see it hanging on the Christmas tree every year. So it could be worse. A lot worse! I have two ornaments that I “misplace” every year because they are awful pictures of me.

  20. Oh AND my mom for some reason gave me a boy haircut for the first like 10 years of my life. In every one, my kids ask if it is my brother because I looked so much like a boy.

  21. Golden says:

    I think this picture is GREAT! Seriously. I should scan my 1st grade pic and post it. It’s hilarious.
    That being said.. you made a comment that you weren’t the most confident person in High School. Uhmm.. Show of hands? Who was? Nobody? I thought so.

  22. egan says:

    Essentially Me – yes, I requested the photo so I could share it with all of you. It’s a promise I made about two years ago, but I couldn’t track down my own yearbook.
    Big Bro – nope, by that point in time Ethan was in college living off the fat of the dorms.
    SM – you’re too kind. I guess the story behind how the picture came to be is more interesting. I personally think it’s a dreadful photo, but we are our worst critics.
    Gwen – I rocked the sneer back then. I’m much less of a sneerer these days, instead I kill them with kindness.
    Brandy – I totally planned the slow loading aspect of the head shot. HOH? really? I don’t think this photo is worthy of that much attention. I’m hoping it never ends up on Brookem’s HOH section.
    Brookem – why does this not surprise me.
    Brookem – don’t even think about posting this photo as an HOH without exclusive written permission of the Les Singes Institute.
    Amanda – a boy’s haircut? Now you’ve got me wondering how you looked.
    Princess Extraordinaire – I had no clue about fashion then. If it was comfortable, I wore it. Same went for my hair I suppose.
    Tori – that’s a clever idea. 33 years of ornaments must make for a very interesting Christmas tree. Do you put all 33 ornaments on the tree? I think I’d misplace more than two of them. Maybe 20 or so would go missing.
    Tori – I have some very girlie pictures of my own. I’m fairly certain my mom wanted me to be a girl after all the boys in the family.
    Golden – first grade? You can’t compare your first grade picture to my senior year shot. So different. Okay, maybe I wasn’t as unsure of myself as I made it sound. I think what I really mean is I was terrified of girls. There, I hope that eases the confusion.

  23. Kym says:

    OMG don’t you just love Facebook to bring back all of your past you may have forgotten about? 🙂
    I actually just dug up some old pics this weekend, from 15 years ago, and plan to scan them in sometime this week. I’m hoping those involved will speak to me at our next reunion!

  24. egan says:

    Kym – that’s awesome. I like that you can scan pictures and then tag people. They can always remove the tag if they want right? That’s my belief at least. Have you attended any reunions? I passed on our tenth. My 20th is only a few years away.

  25. churlita says:

    Sweet. I remember looking at yearbook photos of myself at my 20th highschool reunion and facetiously asking, “Gee. I wonder why I never had a date in high school.”

  26. Dagny says:

    If you go back to a post I did in June, then you can see some of my wonderful past photos.

  27. egan says:

    Churlita – that’s the exact same thing my head says whenever I recount the high school years. Late bloomers unite!
    Dagny – I found them. Thanks for the heads up. It’s nice to see what others looked like back then. If we don’t visit the past, we can’t look forward right?

  28. brookem says:

    ha, i won’t post it without prior approval.
    besides, the only lucky man (so far) to be featured x 2 as weekly HOH was chris noth.
    im willing to bend the rules though.

  29. egan says:

    Brookem – I would never guess a guy from SATC would get the coveted HOH nod twice on your blog. Crazy lucky he is.

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