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Posted on Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Dave!The other day I got an email telling me how totally hot I am, and then went on to ask me if I have always been hot... or if I used to be not-hot and somehow transitioned to hotness.

Well, okay, that's not exactly what the email said.

It actually said "you should post old pictures of yourself on your blog!"

But I was able to read between the lines.

The reason I don't post old photos on my blog is because I just don't have very many of them. I've never really liked having my picture taken, so lots of the images I have is me being all shy and refusing to look at the camera and stuff...

Old photo of Dave avoiding the camera while wearing too-tight jeans, a blue T-shirt, and a flowing white dress shirt tucked into his jeans which is opened to the navel.
80's fashion was so cruel. This look would be better without the T-shirt.

Dave laying on a couch with his foot propped up while hiding his face from the camera and wearing impossible short turquoise shorts.
I twisted my ankle and was delirious with pain... which explains my wearing short shorts.

Most of the photos where I'm not hiding myself from the camera have friends or family in them, and I make a point not to discuss or show my non-blogging-friends or family on my blog. Except this once...

Dave wearing short shorts being comically pulled up a Hawaiian jungle trail by a girl.
I have a paralyzing fear of tree moss.

The only other photos I can find of me where I'm not hiding or with other people are usually ones that catch me unaware and looking goofy...

Dave as a totally hot young man looking back while driving a car.
If only this poor bastard knew what lays ahead for him.

Dave drying his hair with a hair dryer, back when he had lots of hair.
I have always complained about my hair... but I wouldn't mind having this hair back.

Dave sitting on a Hawaiian beach with his camera looking disappointed and wearing shorts that are too short.

So there you have it. Old pictures of me. I hope you're happy now.

There are few more on this entry, if you haven't had enough punishment already.

And now it's time for me to wash clothes and get back to work.

Which sounds a lot more fun than it actually is, I assure you.

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  1. ChillyWilly says:

    Cool older pics. You’ve not changed much, except you now have facial hair and let people take pictures of you without concern.

  2. Shiny says:

    Forgive me. I can’t stop staring at that couch.

    It would go wonderfully with the wacky carpet pattern I experienced at the Hyatt.

  3. Amanda says:

    okay, I’ll accept that you were delirious with pain in the one picture, but you’re wearing short shorts in a lot of those pictures. I’m not complaining.

  4. Poppy says:

    You look like a better fed John Linnell.

    I love Flansburgh.


  5. Kris says:

    Oh the shame of it all. The interwebs knows just what a geek you were back in “the day.”

    But hey, geeks are hot now. Didn’t you get the memo?

  6. Miss Britt says:

    Dear, dear God. Please, please, please bring men’s shorty shorts back into style. Please.

  7. claire says:

    It’s funny that you say you never liked having your picture taken, and yet you include a little photo of yourself on all your posts.

    There’s definitely some studly goodness happening in that backing up car shot. Just add a caption to the blow-dry shot and you could totally be on a billboard where I live.

    Thanks for reminding me my clothes are probably dry now…

  8. Mrs. K says:

    Oh yes, the 80’s…if we only knew then that we know now! btw: Nice legs! 😉

  9. turnbaby says:

    Thanks for sharing-it’s really fun to se how we evolve. I’ve been promising to share some old–disco ok–old photos. I’m sure they’ll be unearthed in the move so it oughta be soon.

  10. kilax says:

    The email was right about being totally hot!

  11. Kailey says:

    Loving the blow dryer picture! Thanks for sharing your old photos with us, it’s fun to see how people change in appearance as they get older.

  12. Tonya says:

    Ha! I love these.

  13. Hilly Sue says:

    You’re so long and lanky in those sexy shorts (that’s what Karl said).

  14. Tug says:

    May be a good thing you had underwear on (?) with the short shorts in the tree moss picture…

  15. seewhy says:

    Ok this is going to sound a bit strange (and possibly insulting) but you look a bit like Ray Romano in those shots. It’s in the eyes…

  16. Delmer says:

    For a moment I thought you were levitating in the shot of you with a bad ankle. Then I squinted and noticed the camouflage couch.

  17. jenny says:

    I’m just saying – you look all sorts of boy-next-door hot in the photo where you’re driving. Although there’s an ominous feel to it… like maybe it’s the intro to a “Blood on the Highway” driver’s ed safety filmstrip.

  18. Colin Brooks says:

    Must. Resist. Mocking. Dave.

    I’m kidding. You look hot. Wanna marry me? Oh wait, men can’t marry other men there can they? I keep forgetting. Oh well…

    Didn’t manage to resist after all. My sincere apologies.

  19. Dave2 says:

    ChillyWilly… Oh there’s still quite a lot of concern… I just compensate with alcohol now.

    Shiny… That shot was taken in a Hawaiian vacation condo in the late 80’s… it could have been SO much worse.

    Amanda… I am nothing if not a victim to fashion.

    Poppy… I might be giants.

    Kris… No. But if geeks are hot now, I am on fire!!

    Miss Britt… I’m thinking of bringing them back in style all by myself. Hopefully the trend will catch on or else I’ll just look silly.

    Claire… Eventually I embraced my hotness and didn’t feel bad about having my photo taken.

    Mrs. K… Actually, I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then! Life was so much simpler. 🙂

    Turnbaby… Disco fashion kind of passed me by. It’s a shame, because I look fabulous in a leisure suit.

    Kilax… Yes, the way I imagined that email WAS pretty hot!

    Kailey… No problem. I could use a little humility right about now. 🙂

    Tonya… Another fan of my hotness from 20 years ago!

    Hilly-Sue… Tell Karl to stop looking at my legs!

    Tug… Though I was probably going commando in that shot. There was a period where I was against the tyranny of underpants.

    Seewhy… Better the eyes than the shoulder blades!

    Delmer… Now you know how Siegfried & Roy do it.

    Jenny… Because everybody should be warned about driving while wearing short-shorts!!

    Colin… No, but we could be significant other life-partners!

  20. mew says:

    i loved a lot of 80’s fashion!
    it was so fun and free and quirky!

  21. joy says:

    Cool pics 🙂

    Your expression in the last pic reminds me of Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko

  22. Oh dear God I had the same couch when I lived in Arkansas. Except that it was probably 15 years older and faded and gross looking. It was one of the world’s most comfortable couches though!

  23. yellojkt says:

    So back then, did you not have facial hair or had you not forgotten how to use a razor yet?

  24. See, are *totally hot* in that car shot 😛

  25. karla says:

    I’m an old married lady and shit, but i would totally have attacked your ass. I had a THING for tall lanky dark haired guys in school (oh and now too.)


    I loved the 80’s too. And judging by what’s in stores, so do all the designers and the kids of today.

  26. DutchBitch says:

    It’s a good thing that you are so good at reading in between the lines. If not we might never have had the pleasure of seeing all those pics!

    You must have the longest legs evah! Sheesh… Or did the ankle twisting make your right leg longer than the left one?

  27. Mr. Fabulous says:

    I have already masurbated twice to this post.

  28. Mooselet says:

    Oh my… you were such a cute looking geek. I would have totally had a crush on you back in the 80s, especially with those shorts.

  29. adena says:

    See, everyone totally beat me to my comments!

    Which were:

    A) You seem to have a penchant for short-shorts.


    B) You’re really, incredibly hot in that car backing up shot!

  30. sizzle says:

    You evolved into a different kind of hotness now. Who needs all that hair?! Not you. 😉

  31. Winter says:

    The car backing up and blow drying pics are so cute. You’re hotter now tho. You’re aging well like a bottle of expensive cognac or champagne.

  32. Avitable says:

    I’m totally turned on now.

  33. there is just something so damn sweet about the photo of you in yellow. especially since i can’t pull off yellow to save my life. too cute.

    but my favorite photo is of you blow drying your hair. love the cheesy grin! (well maybe not favorite photo seeing as how i kinda drolled a little over your long leg on that dreadful couch)

  34. AlexisM says:

    There is definitely a strong resemblance with Josh Radnor on that 4th picture… Except for the haircut of course.

  35. Penelope says:

    Great photos! The shot in the car looks like it should be advertising something.
    And yeah, I’ll jump on the bandwagon – nice legs!! ;o)

  36. Those short shorts are, er, rather short are they not? Kinda scarily so actually.

  37. lizriz says:

    I love these pics! Old pics always make for a good blog post, ’tis true, ’tis true.

  38. *modulates voice up 1/2 step*

    Aw, DAVE!

    You were adorable!

    (Not that you aren’t good-looking now, but in those pictures – what, you must be my age – and I would totally hide behind boxhedges waiting for an opportune moment to run into young you. Did that make sense? I think what I’m trying to say is:)

    Aw, I mean really. Adorable.

  39. whall says:

    This is so weird because today we got out some old photos and I was thinking to myself “maybe I should post some old photos of me when I was a lot better looking” and here I see you’ve already done it.

    Now if I did it, it would seem like copycatting.

    So I guess I’ll wait a week.

  40. kapgar says:

    I seem to recall having seen half of those before. We need a Boy Scout uniform shot like I posted.

  41. Aside from the haircut and a few chocolate puddings, you haven’t changed a whole ton… Still awesome!

  42. Bec says:

    Now that’s made the work day so much better! No work getting done now I tell ya! Just beautiful!

  43. Lewis says:

    oh dear god in heaven, i’ve been painfully absent from blogging lately and returned to the HEATNESS OF YOUR HOTNESS staring me straight in the face.

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