Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
Tim
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picture day! picture day!

Three years ago I started working here, at this firm. I was starting a fantastic job with a great group of people. I was geographically close to my family for the first time in a decade, and feeling the comforts of living in my home state again.

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, less better hair.

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.
Tags: vanity, work
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