Having said all that, I love pictures, as many of you would know. If I go away for a long weekend I am sure to come back with around 100 pictures that I want to put online, write narrative captions for, and send to everyone I've ever met. However I generally never bothered with hard copies...until now.
I recently have been having little pangs of homesickness, and not that it really makes anything better, I decided, apart from framing and hanging a NYC subway map over my bed, to order prints of a lot of my favourite pictures of me and my friends back in NY and frame or hang them. Just in case you're wondering how I chose these pictures, the process pretty much went like this:
- Am I in the picture?
- Do I look good?
- Do I even like the other people in the picture?
- Even if I don't, do I look really good?
I found a picture frame that held three photos, and chose three rather civilized shots to go in there. However I had tons of additional photos that I wanted to put up and realized that buying 20 picture frames would be overkill, so I went with buying the cork picture board and just putting as many as possible on there.
This is what I ended up with:
It's a decent mix, although I intend to tweak it in the future. Some stats though:
A tie between Domini and Emily, no surprise there
Most appearances by someone I haven't really hung out with that much:
Joe's old roommate Jeff
Most random appearance:
My former coworker Kevin, who worked with me in NY for about 6 months and just randomly wanted to hang out with me and my friends one night.
Most overrepresented event, considering Joe is a total ass hat:
Joe's birthday, 2005
Most underrepresented demographic:
Asians -- only two of them in there, which is rather appalling considering most of the people I know from high school are from the yellow continent.
Anyway, that's it for now on this topic, as I've actually already changed some of the pictures since I took that, and I don't want anyone getting mad at me because they don't see themselves on there. You vain, vain bastards.