…and you thought your life was exciting!

#274 – Vegas Wedding

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Hm, I added a picture to my “about me” section, but it is most certainly not a current shot. It is, in fact, one of my favorite childhood photos. As a kid, getting your picture taken was as simple as being yourself. Rarely did you have to stop playing in your fantasy land to smile and pose for the camera. More often than not, you were already extremely photographable (not a word) no matter what you were doing. When you get older, things change. You have to smile whether you mean to or not, you have to stop moving and stand still so that everything looks rigid and unnatural, you have to stop being you. You can’t just pass out against a 1980s-ish couch without a care in the world. You can’t do that anymore. A shame, really. Luckily, these sort of shots exist to remind us of the more carefree times, the times of Saturday morning cartoons and Saturday afternoon naps and Saturday evening romps in the yard chasing fireflies, the times when you never had to stop, not even if you knew you wanted to…


Written by Paul

January 24, 2008 at 9:39 am

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  1. Thundercats! Thundercats! Thundercats HO!!!


    January 24, 2008 at 9:48 am

  2. One of my favorites! It’s comforting to see that I had such good taste back then.


    January 24, 2008 at 9:51 am

  3. Cheetara is getting married????


    January 24, 2008 at 10:24 am

  4. And not to me. 😦


    January 24, 2008 at 10:30 am

  5. Bah!
    It was good times for sure. Fortunately, I can still take naps. And a glass of wine is way better than fireflies! Fighting off the mosquitos is something I can’t get nostalgic about.


    January 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm

  6. I have no time for naps. I really do miss them. But yes, never again with the mosquitos! Greenheads! Army of gnats!


    January 24, 2008 at 3:21 pm

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