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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Filial respect, Part III

I had a typically mature argument with my son yesterday about who has the fitter body. When I pointed out that I have more definition, he retorted, "Dad, what you call definition is just wrinkles. Every time you get a new wrinkle, you're like, hey, look, more definition! The best definition you have are those crow's feet around your eyes."

The other day my daughter pointed out that I have to get a new photo for my blog. (It's the only digital picture I have, a "selfie" from three years ago.) I asked her what was wrong with it, and she said I looked like a "sketchball."

When I asked what that was, she said, "A sketchy character." She expounded further, "You look like a teenage girl who's trying to look soulful."

In fact, when I snapped that selfie, I had not been trying to look like a soulful 19-year-old girl. I was actually trying to be expressionless, since most poses end up looking calculated.

So, I'll probably change the photo sometime soon.

Nothing I can do about those wrinkles though, other than referring to them as 'definition."

15 comments:

Steven said...

On the upside, your children are intelligent.

On the downside, they are using it to abuse you.

Steven said...

and yeah lets see some photos of that definition.

I can hardly see you on that.

Steven said...

and perhaps a couple from when you were young to satisfy our curiosity. :-P

John Craig said...

Steven --
Ha! Yes! I'm being abused, I'm an abused father, maybe I can get some court to hear my case.

I was mostly putting this post up for humorous purposes, don't know if I'll even get around to getting another picture. And there definitely won't be any body shots.

Actually, here's a picture from '09 that shows a little definition:

http://justnotsaid.blogspot.com/2009/07/humiliation.html

(I'm not as short as I look there, I'm 5'11", but I'm barefoot and the guy in the foreground is 6' 6".)

Steven said...

The old 'guy in the foreground is 6' 6' one. ;-D

You sure look different on that to on your blog photo.

Steven said...

You look better on the swimming photo I would say so maybe the blog one is not such a good picture.

John Craig said...

Steven --
Thanks -- I guess. I'm also five years older than when that picture was taken, so…..we'll see.

Steven said...

I found a picture of you on google search (based on swimming picture).



https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=andre+aggasy&rlz=1C1SKPC_enGB379GB379&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=s9faU6mpC-7G7AansYCQDw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=514#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=_jEN3y3fzK8TnM%253A%3BmDVMjbkNVNA4ZM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.basicspine.com%252Fblog%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252Fandre-agassi-tennis.jpg%253F8212ac%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.basicspine.com%252Fblog%252Fandre-agassi-back-pain-sidelines-tennis-superstar%252F%3B1941%3B1536

John Craig said...

Steven --
What?? Those are all pics of Andre Agassi. Not sure if that's a mistake or a joke about my shaved head at the time.

If you Google "John Craig swimming" my blog picture comes up, and also a picture of a dark-haired younger gay-looking body-building type in a bathing suit who is definitely not me.

Steven said...

I googled it and I got a guy with downs syndrome from the special olympics website. Seriously.

I thought you looked a lot like Agassi on that photo on the swimming article. I wasn't joking.

John Craig said...

Steven --
I don't think I look much like Agassi other than the shaved head, but okay.

Steven said...

You probably don't but on that photo you do imo.

Of course, I could judge it better if you uploaded a clear photo. Just saying.

I've just finished reading the noblest guy I've ever known and the strongest guy I've ever known. I love those posts. I've read intelligent and tough before. Any more?

John Craig said...

Steven --
Thank you very much. There are two more: the coolest guy I ever met, from early July '09, and the most famous guy I ever met, from early August '09.

Anonymous said...

OMG, John thank you for my morning laugh!!!Very funny! I must add though that both you and your wife look amazing so don't listen to those rotten kids! :))
Donna

John Craig said...

Donna --
Thank you, you're too kind.