Monday, February 12, 2007
Let's Set the Way Back Machine Allll the Way Back...to 1998
Ahhh, the nineties. Can you feel it? Bill Clinton noticed an attractive, plump intern making eyes at him, Seinfeld aired its last episode (in a Kaufman-esque turn it was notably unfunny), and I guess if he were real, Marty McFly Jr. would be a brand, spankin' new baby. Myself, I was trying to start up my fledgling career, painting commissioned reproductions of old, famous paintings in order to just squeak by, and if I recall correctly, was chock full of Infallible Opinions. The sheer number of notches I was going to be taken down by...I would never have guessed.
Humility, however was for the future, not a concern for someone so '98 hip as I was. For example:
Oversized sweater with plaid shirt underneath?
Sparse, sad attempt at sideburns?
Long, luxurious, ridiculously thick hippy/grunge hair, pulled back for that "professional" look?
Last minute "artistic" and TOTALLY NOT STAGED touch-ups to monstrously large painting?
As you know, the camera adds ten pounds, so I "appear" to be a healthily robust 145 lbs. Not bad for a diet of ramen noodles and cola.
Posted by Aaron Paquette