Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pics From The Past, Volume 1


Last night, I was sitting alone in the dark in my closet, crying on the floor while looking through old photos, when I realized something……..

I have A LOT of old pictures.

Seriously, I’ve got like 2 big boxes of pictures taken over the years. Most of them are snaps of me with whatever girlfriend I wanted to fucking strangle at the time, but there are some pretty cool ones that I really should start scanning into my PC so I can keep them for all posterity.

Then I thought to myself, “Sexy self, if I’m going to start scanning pictures, I might as well share them with the world!”

So, that’s what I’m gonna do. Every once in a while, I’ll scan a new one in so I can internationally embarrass myself, and maybe even tell a funny picture related story.

So, let’s get started. I already had the pic below scanned in, so let’s start with that, shall we?


I’m honestly not sure about who took this picture. I DO know that it had to be taken around 1996-97, since I am standing in my old apartment.

If I had to guess, I’d say it was closer to 96. Why 96? Because, if you look in the background, you can see some blankets on the pull-out couch. The ONLY reason that I’d ever sleep on my couch, as opposed to the big bed in my bedroom, was if I was about to throttle my fiancé-at-the-time, and she had moved out of that apartment that we shared around New Years Eve 1996, so my guess is that this pic was taken shortly before that.

Plus, I’m dressed in my biker outfit (which really was remarkable since the only bike I’ve ever ridden was a Schwin), and that probably meant that I was pissed off about something, and about to head out to a bar to cause some trouble.

Anyway, as you can see, I’ve been ruggedly handsome for a long time. Probably too long for my own good. I think maybe that it might have started to make me conceited.

Maybe.

31 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

Was that the apartment where we almost died carrying your montrously huge old tube TV up the stairs? I think it was. And why don't I remember that you were engaged once before?

Cocaine Princess said...

“Sexy self" I love your modesty!

In the picture {as cool as you look} you appear as if you're about to beat someone up!

Slyde said...

Yup, that was the apartment of near-death.

And you most certainly MUST remember Tara....

Slyde said...

cocaine: yeah, knowing all the shit she was putting me through at the time, i probably was....

Lotus07 said...

Apparently....you were nerdy, before nerdy was cool......what a trend setter.


(the idea of you in his outfit on a Schwin is classic)

Slyde said...

i never rode a schwin WHILE i was wearing that outfit...

that would be gay.

2abes said...

Feeling nastolgic are ya... The John Lennon specs don't go with the Fonzi jacket. How did you do picking up chicks with the Schwinn???

Slyde said...

its great. i let them sit in my basket.

Bless My Bitchy Heart said...

Good Gawd that is a funny post! I am so going to copy your idea of posting old pix!

Marlene said...

It's not conceit! It's good self-esteem! :)

AlleyCat said...

wolf whistles with cheeky grin :0)

sybil law said...

That picture is AWESOME.
Good riddance to the old bitch, though. :)

Bouncin' Barb said...

My kinda guy when I was much younger! ATTITUDE!

Faiqa said...

Jeans. Oh, the jeans.

MarkD60 said...

So what about the cowboy pic at the top? When I started reading, I thought you were gonna post a whole bunch of pics!

Slyde said...

bitchy: copy away! :)

marlene: that, my dear, is a very nice way of looking at it.

alley: anytime a cute chick with a sexy accent whistles at me, im all theirs... :)

sybil: i kinda like it too. the frightening thing for ME is that it really wasnt THAT long ago..

barb: oh, DEFINITELY attitude ...

faiqa: thats a compliment, right?

mark: the cowboy pic at the top is actually a snapshot of my great great great grandfather, Jebidiah Slyde

badgerdaddy said...

I'm not sure I have ever seen you looking gayer. Great post.

Slyde said...

cmon, i KNOW you've seen me looking WAY gayer than this....

meleah rebeccah said...

That's actually a great photo of you! I wish I still had my 90's pictures.

Slyde said...

meleah: thanks. theres plenty more where that came from.

SK Waller said...

You look kind of like John Lennon circa 1979.

Slyde said...

that is the greatest compliment i could hope for. I used to LOVE those john lennon shades. I actually found them in a drawer about 2 years ago, and told my wife i was going to start wearing them again.

She promptly took them away from me and threw them in the garbage

bah!

latindog said...

I am ashamed that I come from Long Island where there once was a time where that outfit was appropriate for a night out other than Halloween.

Slyde said...

i borrowed that outfit from your closet, Bill....

The Invisible Seductress said...

Droooooooooool wink...

Shabbygal said...

Nice outfit! You are brave to post old pics. oh,wait your so handsome I'm sure you never have had a bad pic right? Traci

Chris H said...

YOU slept on the couch? I am surprised. LOL... yes you WERE ruggedly handsome way way back then.

Slyde said...

invis: :)---

shabby: i think i DID have a bad pic. once.

chrish: why does it always sound like even your compliments are insults? :)

Tamara said...

So why were you crying on the floor?

And does your wife know you still have the fingerless gloves? Coz she might chuck those out too ;-)

Slyde said...

doesnt EVERYONE cry on the floor at night?

no?

just me?

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

And the Hopper in the background? Is she throwing that out? If so, I think my 15 year old would like it...