Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Jeff 2.0

The other day I wrote about being middle aged.

Besides the fact that I can't sleep in the morning anymore, I've recently needed to change my eyeglass prescription - from "NEARSIGHTED" to "GEEZER." Seriously, I had to get bifocals for the first time. Not because I wanted to, but because my wife told me I looked like an old man when I had to tilt my head back so I could read from underneath my glasses.

So, along with getting a new prescription, "we" decided that I would also upgrade my frames from "boring Lenscrafter's specials" to the bolder "you're really probably too old to be wearing something this hip" style.

Then, when I went to get my hair cut yesterday, my stylist took one look at my new specs and told me I couldn't keep wearing my hair like Tom Snyder if I was going to attempt to pretend I was hip. Suddenly I went from being...

the Jeff I've been for the last 10 years, to................. this new release.


















My wife seems to like it, and that's the important thing. But even more importantly... one of her friends at church yesterday told me I looked hot.

At first I was all flattered and starting to blush but then I realized she was talking about the fact that I was all sweaty from being sandwiched in the choir for an hour in a 90 degree church with no air conditioning.

Anyway, my wife seems to like it.

23 comments:

Emma Sometimes said...

Oh, yes, Hot...I give them two thumbs up. (and I am under an AC unit blowing out snowballs)

Elizabeth said...

Wow! The glasses and hair look great!!

Schnozz said...

See, now. I'm always telling people they need to OWN those glasses. Make those glasses WORK for THEM. And look at you, all hip and snappy. I could not be more pleased. Both the hair and the glasses are really flattering. Don't get me wrong, you're still totally my Internet dad, but now you're the COOL Internet dad that everyone tries to score a beer from.

L.A. Daddy said...

Nice! Glasses can really change the man. And a haircut, too. You look like you dropped at least five years.

Sassy!

Jenny said...

Okay, no kidding around...you really do look hot. you look easily 10 years younger.

You are such a hipster.

*lynne* said...

hmm i like the new hair but the old glasses :p

Dave2 said...

And here's to the next ten... :-)

Heather said...

I like the upgrade!

cathouse teri said...

Well I think you look FANtastic! But how did you exactly replicate the background of a police blotter photo?

I have been glassesless for many years. I need them to see far away... and not to read, so I'm doing the old man thing and looking under them to read.

Go see my new glasses at my blog!

Ba Doozie said...

The "hot" comment was hifreakinlarious.

I think that takes 10 years off your age, and I"m not saying that to get brownie points or a place in your will. I'm saying it cause it's true

but Momma said...

Yes! Young AND Hip! I'd say you hit the makeover lotto...

onetallmomma said...

Lucky wife!

And those pictures...well, the words "mug shots" spring to mind.

Harmonica Man said...

ashley - I took those in front of the louvered doors of my closet. I have to take these kinds of pictures myself because everybody thinks I'm weird when I ask them to take a picture of me for my blog. Actually, everybody thinks I'm weird for lots of reasons, but that's a different issue.

Carla said...

Youza! hubba hubba, you must have the longest arms evah in order to get pics of yourself.

Sandy said...

I would have to concur...and you totally look smarter! I think those glasses upped your I.Q. at least 10 points.

Seriously, I hope I age like you do. You look awesome!

Harmonica Man said...

Wow, thank you all for the nice compliments. I hesitated to publish this in the first place because I didn't want it to look like I was fishing for compliments.

But I figured the same way I'm always showing the embarrassing and stupid things I'm constantly doing, I would show you a positive change in my life as well.

So thanks, that was nice. And you can be sure that I'll be back to showing you my goofy old self again tomorrow!

neva said...

you look damn good, Harmonica Man. lovelovelove the hair and those glasses!

you do look hot. even to this middle-aged woman who's managed to resist those stinkin' bifocals, but may have to get some, any minute now! ; ) xox

that said, i'm kind of laughing at my verifier, because it's "gkeye" -- which, in my head is: geek eye.

oy.

Hilly said...

You look super cool and hot...like a better looking version of Sting!

wayabetty said...

Wow Jeff! I hope I look "hot" when I'm middle age too. Your wife is one lucky lady! ;-)

Chase said...

Wow! It's funny the difference the little things make! You DO look hot!

(And your blog DOES pass my test! Hee!)

;)

Dan said...

Your head appears to have been elongated.

(ok, ok, you look good. But there are far too many women complementing you on your appearance here so I thought i better provide some sort of balance)

Stephanie said...

Dude, you're not hot; you're HAWT!!

Mooselet said...

You look younger and thinner - a good upgrade.