October 6th, 2006

School Picture Redux

Apparently staff members at public schools get their picture taken every year. I don’t know who thinks this is a good idea.

Actually, I do. For the most part. See, once all the staff memebrs have had their picture taken, they post a chart on the wall outside the main office with everyone’s picture and name. I find it incredibly useful because I can stop there before heading to a teacher’s room to work on their computer if I’m not entirely sure who that teacher is. That happens to me more than you might think.

The downside, of course, is it means that I get my picture taken every year, too. In last year’s picture I purposefully went for a lopsided grin to effect a nonchalant, friendly attitude. At best I’d say the results were “mixed.”

This year I had just eaten some chocolate and I was worried that I might have some in my teeth. The photographer said, “Let me look.” Like an idiot, I fell for it and he took the picture. Argh.

I learned from a friend that sometimes blogs are good for getting a laugh. So, in that vein, I give you my school picture:

School Picture 2006

Watchful observers might recognize the shirt/T-shirt combo as my “Meeting People” outfit. I won’t go back through and find (and link) all of them, but this shirt combo is in a lot of pictures where I meet people for the first time. Coincidentally, the color combo of the shirt and T-shirt are also the school colors where I work. Bonus!

And, just like when you got your picture taken in school, I received a little picture packet with two 3x5s and 6 wallet-sized pictures. Unlike school, faculty and staff members don’t exchange pictures, nor do they write in each other’s yearbooks. So I’m stuck with these goofy-looking pictures.

All I can say is – you better have laughed.

6 Comments on “School Picture Redux”

  1. HorizonPurple says:

    I think it's sad that the teachers don't exchange pics. You should restart the trend!

    I like the photo tho, you look like someone just told you something both brilliant and funny. I'm going to pretend it was me.

  2. Anonymous says:

    That's a good picture, man.

  3. the obscure says:

    I laughed, am laughing, and will laugh again about this.

  4. TheBon says:

    I love the soft focus of school pictures. You're quite handsome here.

  5. Meags says:

    I love the picture! I'm sad though, that you're not wearing the new glasses!

  6. wew says:

    I like the picture also, Mark. You are looking more and more adult, though!

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