There's quite a nice photo of me in faux-feather boa and blinking magnetic earrings from Christmas several years ago. I of course have not showered and thus the hair is questionable. But I look quite good, all things considered. Probably not the one to submit.
There's the photo on my birthday from some years back in which I am wearing a Barry Manilow tour baseball cap. I look fab, but frankly the hat does detract from my professorial persona.
There's the one where I'm in the kitchen at Thanksgiving making faces at the camera in my kitchen...
There's the one from Japan that a colleague took, so great on exotic locale (although wrong exotic locale, as it turns out) but not so great on me, as it's hot as hades (Japan in July, very fun) and I'm clearly exhausted.
There's the one from Seattle when we visited back in 2001, where I'm pretending to be intense urban hipster in coffee shop. I no longer wear glasses, so that element is no longer accurate, and it's more intense/scary than distinguished/impressive. Seattle also not so exotic.
I have drawn several conclusions from this survey of my iPhoto library:
- I am invariably either (a) unshowered or (b) in a reclining position or sometimes both
- I am rarely photographed on my own, whether it's with dog, human, or vehicle
- My silly-face quotient is high in photos in which I am on my own
- and perhaps the most telling observation: I look younger now than I did 5 years ago.
I think some photoshop-ing is in order. Perhaps I can cut and paste my older, distinguished self onto an exotic background. We'll see.