Saturday, July 23, 2011
While checking my e-mails I saw this adorable picture of my blogger buddy Ur-Spo. Isn't he just the cutest guy? A guy with a face and body like that just screams to get hugged. Unfortunately (for me) and fortunately (for him) he is a couple thousand miles away from me sweltering in the midsummer heat of Phoenix Arizona while I am here on the east coast of Delaware also sweltering in the midsummer heat.
A few months ago my blogger buddy tossed around the question of getting plastic surgery to remove the bags under his eyes. He recently turned 49 years old and I guess he thought it was time for a "tune up." I advised him to leave things just as they are. He is one of those men who was born handsome and will be handsome his whole life, even as he ages.
I've had dark circles and bags under my eyes my whole life. I remember being concern about them when I was fifteen years old. I'm 69 years old now (how did that happen?) and those dark circles and bags are still there. I wear glasses when I'm out and they help to hide the circles and bags. However, lately I don't need my glasses at work and I am very self conscious about looking like one of those creepy, scary hosts of some cheap late night TV horror show. I think maybe my concern is more in my head than in actuality. I hope so.
I took this screen print a few minutes ago while trying to call my friend Larry on FaceTime. I immediately noticed the similarity between both the pose (both of us in white T-shirts) and beard, and bags under the eyes. Perhaps the only thing missing is that I don't have a pink hat.