Thursday, October 18, 2007

i'm the serious guy.


after reading my blog for a while and kinda sorta getting to know me through it, a cyber friend emailed me: "I'm sure you don't always look like that serious man holding a protest sign."

well, no. but it is me. the photo was taken at an anti war rally last april. the sign i'm holding predates the war from another protest rally in early 2003. i will obstinately and proudly continue to hold that sign as long as we continue this misguided *war with no end.*

i have also vowed
to leave that photo on the sidebar of this blog until we get the hell out of iraq or AT LEAST until we begin to focus more on repairing the damage we've done. through diplomatic channels we might even one day return to being a more responsible and worthy world *leader.*

as they say, "when pigs fly"...right?

(this is an actual-size detail of a larger limestone carving i did a few years ago.)

while i'm showing off, after the jump i'll post a few pictures of me not being so dad-blamed serious. (what else are blogs but shameless ego trips, anyway?)



1957, 6 years old, with my grand dad on his stoop.

same year? with my dad on the blanco river.

hahahahahaha! not me, but...

probably about 11 or 12 years old?

1989? 1990?

2000. church brochure picture as youth director. (a short lived job, btw.)

2002. with my son at his high school graduation dinner.

2002. with my daughter.

2002. just me...

2004

2006. talk to the hand...


again, not me, but it is my favorite picture.
*lightning gatherers*


10 comments:

Linda G said...

Thanks for posting the pictures, since I couldn't see them on myspace.

The tux shot looks like it should have been older than 1990...then again, that was 17 years ago. Sheeeeeeee-it!

But my favorite picture is still the serious looking man holding the protest sign. That's who I'll picture when I see your name...and I hope you still picture Ava ; )

cornbread hell said...

you got it. you'll always be ava to me, ava.

ya know, i agree about the tux photo, but that pic was taken at a friends wedding and i *seem* to remember my daughter (born in 1986) being there. but maybe not.
the mind is a terrible thing to lose.

peg said...

The one in the canoe with your father is a classic picture! Its so neat.

All Great pics., the top one is pretty silly!

flintysooner said...

Yeah, lightening gatherers is very cool.

I think there's a little rebellious streak showing up in maybe all those photos but the one with granddad. Well, maybe that one, too, on further consideration.

Now the child at the electric plug with the knife: I did that and more than once. One time I was thrown out of the well house door about 10'. Another time I blew fuses (remember them?). That's not rebellious though - just curiosity.

I don't really understand the stone carving - as in how you do it - but I like the idea of it.

Good to hear from you.

cornbread hell said...

peg- you know what? i actually remember those weekends on the blanco. some of my earliest memories...as for silly? good!

flinty- rebellious streak? who, me??

oh, and i buy doing the electric outlet thing once as being a sign of healthy curiosity, but...more than once is surely something else altogether. hahahaha

:: gina :: said...

lololol. very nice.

josephine terese said...

i've never seen that grandaddy canoe picture before. it's awesome.
yeah i was at harold and laura's wedding. i've seen pictures of the 4 of us there together. i look about 1st or 2nd grade.
you look very grown-up in the one with sean at gradiashun. that's a weird thing to say, but you know what i mean.. like. "official." professional dad.

cornbread hell said...

yep. that's my proud papa pose.

Anonymous said...

For the sake of all that's Cornbread Holy, I proclaim you the Young Alan Alda Look-Alike Contest Winner. You also look like one of my sons (who is first runner up in the contest).

Good work. Congratulations.

Signed,
Cornbread Holy

Anonymous said...

For the sake of all that's Cornbread Holy, I proclaim you the Young Alan Alda Look-Alike Contest Winner. You also look like one of my sons (who is first runner up in the contest).

Good work. Congratulations.

Signed,
Cornbread Holy