Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Baby Face


A friend just hired a new employee who started their job this week. I met him, seems like a nice fellow, but when I got my friend on the side I asked her if she hired him because she missed having a high schooler around since her son is now off to college. She got all embarrassed but explained that he is actually much older than he looks. Yeah, yeah, yeah…

It is times like this when I realize how old I am getting. There was a time when I was as young as this fellow and I felt like I ruled the world. Now a-days I meet people in their 30s and realize that they are young enough to be my children. It wasn’t all that long ago when I was dating women in their 30 who were older than me.

Welcome to the work force, Baby Face.

13 Comments:

Anonymous denise said...

I still feel like a teenager in my head, but my 6th grader just left for school.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Most of the people in my office are young enough to be my kid. That's scary. I'm just glad I did the kid thing later.

I think about that old dude I wrote about in my coming of age story and this reminded me that he would be, like, 73 now. Ew.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Great image.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

Matt, you should tell the owner of the image that you like it:

http://flickr.com/photos/ores2k/435302834/

The Guy doesn't like to acknowledge the creators of the art he uses. He just uses them without permission or credit.

2:01 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

How the hell do you do that, Rich? You are going to drive me underground where I snag the photo and scan it and tell everyone you took it.

Denise, you don't worry, you are still a kid to me.

Lori, I hope you'll still think I'm cute at 73.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

;-) Efficient searching with the right keywords. It would be even easier for you to put a link with the photo to give attribution to the photographer. I can't understand why this is so difficult for you.

2:26 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Did you narc me out to that guy in England last month?

Anyway the reason I don't is because I collect all sorts of images. Every article has probably 20+ photos that I sit on. I load them in the article, and if it doesn't look right I delete it and try another. If I just cherry picked one perfect photo your remedy would be easy, but with the massive amount I ponder it would take so much time to catalog where they came from and the amount of time it would take to get permission would sometimes add weeks to the process of publishing just one of my dopey articles that tickle a momentary fancy and evaporate into my archives never to be seen again. I would rather stop using illustrations all together than to do all that extra tracing.

But fear not, after 600+ articles here, I'm running out of ideas so I may shut it down one day. All I can say that this blog will be running at least until Sunday and my Op Eds may run out on NCO in three weeks. Then you will have to poke that stick at the billion other bloggers out there who do the same thing as I.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure there are great bloggers aplenty but Guy, none of them do the same thing as you.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your writings are the best, I glance at the pictures, so your OK in my book.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

My doctor is younger than me. That's a little unsettling.

I think the rule is you have to have over 100 readers in order to have to take the time to give photo credits. I am a photographer myself and you don't see me micromanaging the use of my every image. Sheesh.

11:04 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Thank you both Anonymous folks.

Mo3, you're making that 100 rule up, aren't you? Anyway, the last time Rich brought this up someone quoted a fair use thing where I'm not obliged to do it. I know I should, but the logistics for me are out of the question. Hey, do you refer to your doctor as Doogie?

5:40 AM  
Anonymous denise said...

Honestly, if you right click on most images it will tell you where it's from and how to get there. some people are so touchy.

3:11 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

I save them under different names.

4:59 PM  

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