Thursday, March 15, 2007

Mr and Mrs Potsblog, 1994


(Gary and Maude Rith, summer 1994, celebrating the 'stache's first birthday--it walked out of my life in '03, and at that point was quite sizeable)

19 comments:

Lucia said...

I'm sorry. I'm sorry! The mustache made me laugh so hard I had to spit water out of my mouth.

Mrs. P, on the other end, is classic and timeless.

Greg said...

I'm.. ummm...speechless! =) (I keep thinking shades of film noir too...what's up with that?)

gr said...

Well, Lucia, thank you, NOT.
At the time I was a prep school teacher and coach and had to look mature and tidy. Now I am a grungy artist who looks and acts immature and untidy.

Lucia said...

Actually, isn't less mature and tidy better? Really?

BTW, you were dead off on that comment on my blog, but I bet other people woulda been dead off in the same way, had I not commented...twice.

Alan said...

You look like the Bolivian Minister of Transportation, circa 1948, which as we all know is very high praise.

Greg said...

yep can def see you in that mode as a prep school teacher. the 'stache makes it so.

gr said...

Last time Alan saw a pic of me and the stache, he said 'HOMBRE!' which is understandable.
We did the gawdamn Mr Chips thing for a few years, which was fun for awhile and exhausting after that, but I had to look older than 15 and I hoped the 'stache helped, plus dress in a jacket and tie everyday. I taught English skills and pottery, in a jacket and tie.

Guess! said...

C'mon, that's not the whole story. You wore a plaid shirt, tweed jacket, corduroy trousers (gotta get texture in there), argyle socks since there weren't enough patterns yet and the tie with 4 Snoopies throwing a fit over his tennis serve.
Shoes had vibram soles and raised stitching.

Gordo The Geek said...

OMG! I'm with Lucia on the 'stache. Unfortunately, the first impression in this house (B & I both) was "used car salesman" ... LOL

Sorry. snicker

gr said...

Well, as the missus says, I enjoyed mixing patterns, but you know, that jacket wasn't nearly as LOUD as it looks in this picture, and my 'stache was NOT greasy and reminiscent of banana republic dictators or car salesmen, used or otherwise.

Gordo The Geek said...

Oh, well, then! :-D

If it survived nine more years were you into Burt Reynolds or Tom Selleck territory?

gr said...

Sellck was my hero. Then in 2003 my 'stache was so big it turned into a butterfly and flew away.

Gordo The Geek said...

A big, black, hair butterfly ... :-)

Maggie said...

Well my first impression was along the lines of Greg's film noir. Weird. Or, you look like you're going to break out in song in one of those early 1900 high pitched voices singing about love.

Greg said...

hey maggie, think Dudley Doright! (pardon spelling)=) All he needs is a canoe, mountains in background, Mrs Pottersblog with parasol and he can woo and sing love melodies all day!.. "I am calling youuuuuooooouuuuuooo oooo uuuu....."

Mona Buonanotte said...

For the record, I like you clean-shaven best, but the Don Johnson look is also good.

gr said...

ignore Greg, and thanks Mona

Mother of Invention said...

I love the 'stache! Did you wax it or just wax poetic??!!!

My husband has a thick red beard and stache and I've never really seen his whole face! My dad used to call him, Grizzly Adams in the 70's! Now as a health care person, he's trimmed up a bit and reminds me of the Smith Brothers Cough drops guys!

gr said...

no wax, just it was young then---it got big and bushy as the ears went on