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  •  It just goes to show you how incredibly bad (2+ / 0-)
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    our imaginations are at depicting the people we chat with online. I imagined you looking a bit more youthful mid-30ish, though scruffy, skinny, maybe a hip degree of geekiness, and being well-disposed to wearing a Che Guevarra tee-shirt. This guy you show me here looks a lot more like a Republican. :D

    •  Well, you obviously missed (2+ / 0-)
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      the fact that in one of the pics I am wearing the Netroots Nation T-shirt from Team DFH. Hardly a Republican thing to wear! (It was a New England meet-up last summer).

      The reason I posted these pictures is because looks can be deceiving, and I thought it went well with the diary.

      Nope. I'm 43 in April, not fat but not skinny, and am starting to look middle-aged (though in person, everyone tells me I look a lot younger than I do in my pictures).

      Then you're probably thinking about the activities. A BBQ. Golf. Sailing. Golf shirts. (I couldn't find the one I really wanted to post which is one of me doing outdoor stuff at the Rock looking like a lumberjack!). I can see where you'd think "Republican". But don't forget, Teddy Kennedy loved to sail, and Bill Clinton loved to golf. ;)

      I'll admit: though I am a major leftist, a supporter of the Occupy movement and a former Communist, I have a few bourgeois hobbies. It's hard to find a middle-class New Englander who grew up on the water who doesn't love to sail. (It's my friend's boat, not mine, btw.)

      PS: I like your imagination. I very much like how you imagined me. It's very much how I actually looked when I was in my late 20's and early 30's. ;) Though not scruffy in this one:

      I was about 29 in that photo. Getting older sucks. ;)

      Santorum: Man on Dog; Romney: Dog on Car. equalitymaine.org

      by commonmass on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 07:30:38 PM PST

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      •  Yeh, the very bourgeois activities overshadowed (1+ / 0-)
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        the netroots nation t-shirt. For the record, I'll be 43 this May, so we are close in age.

        And, yeh, getting older sucks. I was such a pretty boy in my twenties but now I am just another older guy.

        Also, sorry for the most unkindest cut of all by comparing you to a Republican. That was completely out of line!

        •  No, it's not. And it was part of the point (1+ / 0-)
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          and ON point for why I posted the pics I did. You can never tell.

          I grew up in a privileged family with serious leftist leanings. The money is gone, but the tendencies remain. I constantly fight between my bourgeois lifestyle upbringing, my politics, and my current poverty. What goes down doesn't always go up, if you see what I mean.

          I'm just who I am. I will remain that way.

          Santorum: Man on Dog; Romney: Dog on Car. equalitymaine.org

          by commonmass on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 10:04:13 PM PST

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      •  There's something about a guy (2+ / 0-)
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        who clearly loves a tortie.

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