March 20, 2006

I'm Passport Old

So, my girlfriend and I are scheduled to visit Japan in April, which means I had to update my passport. And oh my shit what a difference 14 years makes.

1992 passport photo:


2006 passport photo:



UPDATE: I just realized that I accidently had the original 1992 picture flipped incorrectly. I just now recified the error. I'm sure NOW you can see the resemblance between the two pictures. Right? Right?

Posted by Ryan at March 20, 2006 08:00 PM | TrackBack

You'll be lucky if they even let you on the plane!

Posted by: simon at March 21, 2006 05:00 AM


Posted by: Rick at March 21, 2006 08:39 AM

Are you a shape-shifter? That's two completely different people.

Posted by: Keith at March 21, 2006 08:42 AM

Keith, when I first found my old passport in a box back in my hometown, and I showed it to my girlfriend, she looked at it, looked at me, looked back at the passport, and then said: "No fucking way!"

Honestly, I was pretty surprised I didn't get a call or something from the passport folks for verification. So much for Homeland Security, I guess.

Posted by: Ryan at March 21, 2006 09:09 AM

I think I saw your picture at the Post Office the other day....

So... in 14 years you forgot how to smile?

Posted by: Strider at March 21, 2006 12:27 PM

Alternate Joke:

Geez Ryan! Will you please WARN us before posting more pictures of your ass???

Oh... wait.


Posted by: Strider at March 21, 2006 12:31 PM

Ryan, was someone by any chance sexually assaulting you when that second picture was taken? Seriously-- it looks like someone totally surprised you by either grabbing your nuts or shoving something up your ass.

Of course, now that I think about it, your girlfriend's, "No way," reaction suggests that the second picture is, in fact, representative of your usual facial expression these days.

I find this thought... disturbing. On many levels.

Posted by: Joshua at March 21, 2006 02:38 PM

Any discomfort emanating from the second picture likely stems from the fact that I HATE having my picture taken, particularly straight on head shots. I don't think I look all that surprised, but that eagle wing over my fucking eye has the effect, I think, of making me look more wide-eyed or something.

Plus, the picture was taken the same day I flew to Seattle, so I was probably thinking of you, Joshua.

Posted by: Ryan at March 21, 2006 02:57 PM
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