Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Three Faces of Me

I seem to be writing everywhere except in my own blog these days. So, its definitely time that some signs of live stirred here once again. :) In the past couple of months, two of my friends asked me if I was on Facebook. Well, I am not, and I don't have a burning desire to be there. I have been listed on a similar sort of venue called Orkut for a few years, but I only occasionally drop in there to visit a few old friends. Anyway, I have decided to give myself a facial presence here, in addition to the already "book like" qualities of my blog. ;)

First up is a picture of tiny me with my paternal grandmother. Her name was Reta. Out of all my relatives, save my mother, she showed me more love than any other. I grew up far from all my grandparents, and I only had the chance to see any of them about once a year, at most. I think that grandparents can be a very important influence on a child's development, and I really wish that I could have spent more time with mine. Reta was the last of my grandparents to pass away. She died about three years ago, and I still miss her very much.

Well, here I am again, this time somewhere between age two and three. At that time, I had blond hair and blue eyes. I really don't know why my hair was so light then. As the years past, my hair darkened to brown and then to nearly black, while my eyes changed from blue to a mix of dark green and brown.

First, let me say that this is not a recent picture of me. However, it is the best picture that I have of me as an adult. I haven't taken a really good picture in a number of years. Often when I smile, it is more of a half smile, with half of my face seeming happy and the other half seeming frowny. ;) I still look much the same as this picture, but my hairline has receded a bit and I have a few gray hairs. I have been thinking of having a professional portrait done. If I had some help to look and smile my best, I think that I might get a picture that I can be happy with once again.

I have other pictures of me during my child and teen years, but none of those are digitized. Perhaps I will scan a few of them sometime. Well, for those of you who have never seen me, I hope it has been a pleasant surprise. ;) For those of you who I have never seen, I would be happy to view some pictures of you if you would like to share them. :)


Blogger attawie said...

Nice to meet you David :)

Actually my blond lock of hairs disappeared too and my blue eyes turned into gray and then settled for a long time on green and now I have my own philosophy about that they are exactly the same colour as my hair. they are neither green nor yellow :)

the chin is still the same in all three pictures.

Good luck with smiling for cameras. you remind me of Chandler in FRIENDS and how he don't know how to smile during photo shoot sessions.
Thnx for sharing

10/15/2008 3:48 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Attawie, I'm glad to see you here. I hope I can meet you too someday. :)

It is interesting that your hair was once blond also. Maybe we both have some Viking ancestors. ;)

So, I remind you of Chandler. Well, he is a pretty funny guy so I am happy for the comparison. :) A few people have said to me that I remind them of actor and comedian Chevy Chase. He is a very funny man. :D

10/16/2008 11:26 PM  
Blogger Dr O2 said...

nice pix dude :) nice to hear from u!

10/17/2008 4:23 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hey Omid, thanks and glad to hear from you as well! :) I think I will walk my mouse over to your blog. ;)

10/17/2008 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I trully like your personal posts. Theya re so human :) you look so different in the three pictures. as if it is a father and his son... similar but not the same.

For some reason this post made me think of that documentary they had about people, whom they interviewed once every seven years to see where life has taken them. What changed, what have they achieved in these years... how they have changed... I wish i could know more about the second ppictures... what was he thinking, what did he want to become when he is older... how old which school... who his friends were... and they ask the same questions to the third person and make a comparison :)

ifft... i talk a lot :)

10/18/2008 1:51 AM  
Blogger Michomeme said...

Hello David, it is very nice to see you, sometimes we realy try to creat a picture for one of our friends on blogs or any other forum, I realy liked the second photo, with the blon hair..you look so innocent.

take care.

10/19/2008 4:52 AM  
Blogger David said...

I'm glad you liked the post Mariam. :) Well, I suppose that most small children look different from the adults they will become. As Attawie noticed, my chin looks the same. ;)

I think I am not yet three years old in the second picture. I can't remember anything from that age. I was probably thinking about being hungry for my next meal. :D I think that my oldest memories are from about age four. I had a little red fire truck that I sat in and peddled around the yard. I have a huge store of memories from my childhood. I am sure that I will write more of them here in the future. :)

10/19/2008 1:30 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Micho, I'm glad you enjoyed my pictures. :) I do the same thing. I try and imagine what my friends look like from the way they write. I wouldn't mind if my friends would post their own pictures too. ;)

I guess that I was quite innocent at age two to three. Life was very simple for me. As a small child, I have happy memories. As I grew up, I was not always happy. But, I suppose that is true for many children. As always, I appreciate your visits here. :)

10/19/2008 1:31 PM  
Blogger jarvenpa said...

Your grandmother looks like a very loving person--at least she was certainly in love with baby you. And what a cute little guy you were! Getting good pictures when one is older is sometimes a puzzlement, because we think of ourselves still as...oh, 4, or 17. Anyway, I do, and wonder where on earth those crinkles at my eyes came from..and...are those incipient jowls?? Oh, no! I find I always hate photos until about 10 years later, when they look awfully flattering.

10/20/2008 1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok... then you should write more often, as i can't wait to read about these memories.... yalla start writing :)

10/20/2008 4:42 PM  
Blogger Michomeme said...

David, I believe that having a good and a nice childhood is realy important, because it helps to give us a self confidenc and a good personality when we grew up.
so, being not that so happy in the current time, is ok, because now we can control our feeling and life, more than when we were children. Now we can creat the happy time for our self. Just by smiling and spending our time with friends.

so what do you think?

10/21/2008 3:27 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Jarvenpa, my grandmother was indeed a very loving person. I wish that I had grown up in the same city with her and my grandfather, who I really loved too. Thanks for appreciating my little guy pic. :) Well, I don't have any problem with crinkles or jowls. ;) I don't know why, I just don't look very happy in any picture that I have of me for a long time. I think I am smiling for the camera, but it doesn't look that way when I see the pic. Oh well, maybe I can do better with a professional.

Mariam, I'll try to write here more, but I spend a lot of time writing other places. I do, however, have another post in the planning stages. :)

Micho, I agree that having a happy childhood is an important factor in a child growing into a happy adult. I had a difficult childhood that was sometimes quite unhappy, but that doesn't mean that I am always unhappy now. Having friends helps. Most of my friends are through the internet these days, and I have gotten to know some very nice people. :) My best and oldest friend lives in Tennessee. That is about 400 miles (about 560 km) south and east of where I live. I talk to him on the phone every few weeks. I always really enjoy our conversations. Its been three years since I drove down to visit him. I think I may go again soon.

10/22/2008 3:10 AM  
Blogger Caesar of Pentra said...

it is the best picture that I have of me as an adult. I haven't taken a really good picture in a number of years.
I hate cameras too. Sometimes I just wanna kill myself when I view some pictures of mine. I think the problem is my fu*kin' nose! :((
Nice pics tho! ;)

10/26/2008 4:31 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Caesar, I wouldn't say that I hate cameras. Maybe the problem is that I need someone with special skill behind the camera. I remember the photographer who took my good adult picture. He was a really funny guy. He had me cracking up in the photo session. So, my smile is an expression of genuine pleasure. I think that my ideal professional photographer would be a very funny and beautiful woman. ;) Glad you liked my pics. :) If you have a picture of yourself that you don't hate, why don't you post it?

10/27/2008 1:43 PM  
Blogger Caesar of Pentra said...

Mmmm, I don't think that I can post my pic on my blog. But if you are interested, you can mail me to my gmail account to get ur ID and then send you back some of good pics of me.

10/28/2008 5:59 AM  
Blogger nyx said...

Hi David, it's nice to "see" you. I had very dark curly hair when I was born. It stayed like that up till 3-4 years of age, then my hair turned blond (actually it was white up until I was in my teens, then it turned a bit darker blond).
I'm still blond, though I have seen a few completely white ones, so I guess the grey is coming :-)

11/03/2008 1:56 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Nyx, glad to see you here. :) I don't think I ever heard of someone who was born with dark hair and then became a blond with white hair in between. That is very interesting!

I had a beard for a while in my late teen years. My beard had a few red hairs. Now that was very surprising!

11/05/2008 3:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny? People that we read or read about usually look different than we have imagined, but your pictures are close to the way I felt that you might look like. Especially the fair haired one and the eyes :) Very nice pictures. Cute smile:) I thought that you might even look a bit more serious in pictures. I very much like your picture as a kid:)
Take care and Merry Christmas:)
Thanks for the photos:) Happy to finally "meet you."

12/23/2008 9:36 PM  
Blogger Yoda said...

Hey, Hey, so this you :)

oh I forgote, Happy new year david and sorry for the delay.

back to the picture thing, you seem a very nice person, I believe that people personality can be measured from the look of their eyes, what do you think.

By te way, little David is sooooo cute.

take care and God bless you.

The OLD Jedi knight.....YODA

1/21/2009 5:45 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Manuela, thanks for your nice comment about my pictures and your holiday wishes. :)

Hey Yoda, nice of you to visit. Thanks for liking my pics. :) Well, I try to be a nice person. ;) Can a person's personality be revealed by the look of their eyes. Well, maybe sometimes. I think the eyes are very expressive, but so is the whole face. I have known a few people who looked kind, however, in reality they were not. So, sometimes its hard to say. Anyway thanks for your visit and you take care too!

2/01/2009 3:15 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

Long time no see :)
And now I see how you look!
Well you look great.
But I hope you don't dress like that all the time, would you?
That would make you into an "serious" employee; which we cannot really tolerate in blogsphere ;)

2/07/2009 10:43 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hello Naj :)

You are right, I am too much absent from the blogosphere these days! I should work on that. ;)

Not to worry, I usually dress much more casually than in my picture. :)

2/18/2009 2:20 AM  
Blogger Dr.Human said...

Hi David ,
you lock very cute in the 2nd picture ..As I see in the 3rd picture your eyes are not coloured .. or I am wrong ? why ?!!

I wrote a post ,And I 'll write another about the car which bombed in the carage of our college tomorrow or after that ..

Thanks ..

3/14/2009 8:49 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Maas, I'm glad to see you here. :)

Well, my eyes did change color from my early childhood to adulthood. As a small child they were blue. Now they are mostly dark green.

I'll check your new post.

3/16/2009 2:38 AM  

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