Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jesse through the ages

My most recent blog crush did an entry with pictures of her in the past. I enjoyed the idea and since my mom recently had me scan in some pictures I thought I'd do the same.


That would be me in the front and Josh in the back. We were(are) rednecks from Arkansas, so I'd assume this is just how things were done. (I thought it best to start with a naked pic to keep the ladies interested)


When I was four we moved to Germany. One of the big things I remember from the time was going on "walks". We would do these long organized walks(Like a team hike, only not so much mountainous). I think I wore that silly hat all over Europe.


At seven years old we returned to the United States to a little place called Arizona and I haven't left since. As we were about to leave Germany my mom and dad sat us down for a family talk.

"How would you feel about having a little brother or sister" they asked.
"Great!" Josh said realizing he'd have another minion to assert his will over.
"Quite frankly I don't think we need one" I replied after careful consideration of the monetary responsibilities that another child would bring.

As usual mom sided with Josh on this one. It probably helped that she was already pregnant.

And thus Mory(Miranda, featured in pink) was born.

Note: This appears to be the point where the size of my head started spiraling out of control


Yeah, I used this picture earlier, but it bares repeating. This is my best friend James and I at 8th grade graduation. Important things to note in this picture:

  • I'm standing a step or so in front of James to give the illusion of height.
  • James was by no means "tall"
  • I've got my official "huge nerd watch" as proof that I'm no Johnny Come Lately to the dork scene.
  • That's probably one of only 5 times I've had a tie on in my life.


Half way through high school I finally looked like I was about 12. Note the ears had finally reached critical mass.


In college I grew the hair out to give the illusion of age and hide the ears. As much as people make fun of me for it now, it apparently worked. I had also hoped that the long hair would make me a better guitar player. That part unfortunately did not work.


Eventually the hairline started receding, and much like Luke facing Vader I finally found my destiny and got chubby.

I hope you've enjoyed this walk down memoryembarassment lane as much as I have. If you're a fellow blogger feel free to do the same.


  1. Those pics r effin amazing! You were such a cute little guy!

  2. It's funny because I had assumed I was your "most recent blog crush", but I don't remember doing a picture rehash of my youth.

  3. I was cute Allen? Oh please. We both know you're still a little bit in to me.

    Rose, you're my "Perpetually Cranky Crush" and you only get to fill one category.

  4. I'm glad for the open invite to steal your idea, because by halfway through the post I was totally planning to rip it off anyway. :)

    Your photos are great - thanks for sharing!