Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Originally uploaded by steakbellie.
...christ....
this is me 60 minutes before the Nathans Qualifier

13 comments:

Smelmooo said...

SMOOOOOOCH

Wild Bill said...

Corporate toady :-)

Anonymous said...

who did you steal the suit from, another dead guy?

Chris said...

Man, that's strange-looking.

True story of what it's like in Iowa: I ride with a group of veterans and their families. Someone suggested once a while back that maybe we should all wear white shirts when we ride our motorcycles in parades, so we all look sharp and represent the group with pride. Nothing fancy, just a white T-shirt or something...

Half the group immediately got up to walk out in protest. "Ain't nobody ever telling ME what to wear!" (They all sat back down after we told the guy who made the suggestion that he was all wet and voted his suggestion down.)

I'd wear a suit, I guess, if I were ever in a job that actually treated me like a professional, but until that happens I'm perfectly happy showing up to work in my bathrobe and bunny slippers once in a while (I've done it before, several times). I have to admit, though, I often feel awkward next to my well-dressed wife as I stand there in faded blue jeans and an old Jack Daniels T-shirt.

Wendy said...

You clean up nicely :)

Liz said...

I can tell you'd rather be watching hot dogs!

Leonesse said...

Wow, the mind just boggles with questions...

Are you wearing the kilt? Bermuda shorts w/black socks? Get mustard on that tie?

and..

No thanks, I don't need insurance at this time.

(actually, that is not true. I have been uninsured for years. We are apparently uninsurable due to our dd's knee injury.)

d.K. said...

Very nice. Was this the day you were pacing like the black panther in the cage, all angry at the late photographer? You don't look upset at all in the photo. You look good!

Mega Munch said...

Nice power tie! Republican red! You should have gone with Mustard yellow.

Gnightgirl said...

Nice, respectable young man, sitting up straight. Call your mother.

steakbellie said...

Years ago I came to the realization that no matter how wrong it is, people will treat you according to how you present yourself. Even people that see you everyday.

I chose to manipulate how I am perceived in the workplace. The shirt and tie is just a uniform, like a mechanic or a McDonalds worker might wear.

It works, they all think I'm a Republican, and never asked. I dont tell...Reps make more money.

:)

katrocket said...

You look fantastic, SB! It's true that a suit commands more respect in an office environment. I hope you at least wear your Han Solo belt buckle with it so you've got a little pleasure somewhere in all that business. ;-)

LadyLenore said...

Wow - I'm duly impressed. I was going to say something about the red power tie, but someone beat me to it.

You look every inch a part of the corporate horde. ;-)

In all honesty, an awesome photo.