On One Hand

March 18, 2005

Experiment in Progression

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Just for fun, I thought I’d post some more pictures. This series demonstrates two things. First of all, I change a lot. Second, a message for all you ugly high school freshmen: realize through my example that you’re in an awkward age and it gets better as you get older. I went through many phases: during my later high school years I bleached my hair about 4 times. During everything after Fall 2001 and before spring 2004 I had braces (clear on top, so not entirely visible in photos), so I tried not to smile. I had super-long and nappy sideburns (a.k.a. “chops”) between late spring 2003 and early fall 2003 (a period that is not pictured) and started growing a beard in winter 2004. I’ve changed clothing styles about every 6 months, throughout the series, but managed to change style while continuing to wear the exact same clothes. That’s just the kind of person I am, always changing, always re-inventing myself, and I’m sure I’ll be somebody completely different a year from now.
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  1. i like mr spring, summer and winter.

    Comment by pickledcum — March 18, 2005 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

  2. “…tried not to smile.”

    That’s too bad, because you had just as sweet a smile before as you do after.

    Comment by thefrescakid — March 18, 2005 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  3. you look so mean in spring 2002, so unhappy, and it looks like you became happier over time. the longer hair you have now seems to complement your face so much more.

    Comment by twistedshroom — March 18, 2005 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

    • I probably looked mean because I didn’t smile in pictures when I had braces. I still smiled when there wasn’t a camera on me.

      In retrospect, I can see that I went through a depression for a long time, and I think it peaked around 2001-2002. But I’d have to collect all my journals and really figure it out. I still get depressed, and now I just know to smile anyway.

      Comment by ononehand — March 18, 2005 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

      • Ooh, make that 1999-2001. 2002-2003 were pretty good years for me.

        Comment by ononehand — March 18, 2005 @ 5:36 pm

      • people say I haven’t changed in years. I had a teachers aid from my 4th grade class run up to me in Wal-Mart and said “Kristi Rodriguez, you haven’t changed a bit in almost 10 years!”

        Comment by twistedshroom — March 18, 2005 @ 5:44 pm

  4. Thats cool. How did you get those pictures from the future, Winter 2005? Thats like a year from now. Amazing. 😉

    Comment by tempur_tempur — March 18, 2005 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

    • Winter 2005 ends on March 21, 2005. Right now is winter, and if I can’t call it 2005, what year’s winter is it?

      Comment by ononehand — March 18, 2005 @ 10:46 pm | Reply

      • Thats a very good point. I didn’t think of it that way. I think of every calender year having four seasons, begininning with Spring and ending with Winter. You’re right though, most of winter is in the subsequent year. Sorry for the smart ass remark. However, perhaps its Winter 2004/2005.

        Comment by tempur_tempur — March 22, 2005 @ 4:31 pm

  5. Wow. It’s amazing how different someones hair makes them look. I like the I’m-in-college-and-wear-a-beanie look you have now. And of course the long hair and sideburns…but perhaps thats because I’m in that phase now. But unfortunately not for long, I have to chop it all off for a show, and I hate that because it makes me look even more goofy than I already am. C’est la vie. My plan is to die it fire-engine red after I graduate…

    Comment by edwilson26 — March 18, 2005 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

  6. Winter/ Spring 2003 was hot, in my opinion.

    Comment by xnewxbeginningx — March 18, 2005 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

  7. Two thumbs up for Summer 2004’s faux-hawk

    Comment by bemusedguy — March 18, 2005 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

  8. Very adorable progression. nice pics 😀

    Comment by firebird_21 — March 18, 2005 @ 8:55 pm | Reply

  9. you’re a cutie no matter what..hehe

    but i like winter/spring 2003…very model like

    i don’t think i even have this many pictures of myself..

    Comment by jennafern — March 18, 2005 @ 11:21 pm | Reply

  10. A Generation Too Late

    Matt, I think you looked best in the ’70’s style. By the way, did you ever get your earlobes pierced?

    Comment by buddyoverstreet — March 19, 2005 @ 11:46 am | Reply

    • Re: A Generation Too Late

      No, I never pierced them. My ears already stick out a lot and I don’t want to draw attention to them. Besides, it doesn’t really fit the bohemian look.

      Comment by ononehand — March 19, 2005 @ 9:48 pm | Reply


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