However, it was a stressful, transitional period for me. I was nervous, emotionally unsettled, psychically adrift, and completely insecure. Also, I'd left all of my friends from law school in southern California, so I was pretty lonely.
Several weeks after I started, we had portraits done for the firm website. I was fighting off a flu.
The pictures, of course, were lousy. Here are a couple of the funnier ones from the set:
Exhibit A. Note the waxy, gleaming, pale skin tone.
Exhibit B. Forget "Blue Steel." I call this one "The Corky."
The portrait artist managed to find a good one, and shopped it up sufficiently so that I looked a little less undead ...
Exhibit C. This is the one on the website now.
Contrast these with how I look these days. A lot calmer, I think. More comfortable. No goatee,
Anyhoo, the point of this vain and egocentric exercise is that today, we're getting new portraits done, so I'm sitting here wearing a tie right now. I'm also wearing a v-neck sweater. I'm kinda going for the sophisticated look. Or maybe the Mr. Rogers look, I'm not sure.