April 26, 2009

Facebook and Bad Photos

Facebook has created some unforeseen issues for me that I refer to as Facebook and Bad Photos. These photos fall into two categories.

The first are pictures of myself that I do not like because I think that I look bad in them. By that I mean that I don't like the way I look because I am making a face or they make me look like I need to lose 763 pounds.

The second category are those pictures in which I am doing something that I do not think ought to be broadcast to the world. Hypothetically speaking someone could post a picture of me from 1992 in which it is clear that I and my companions are inebriated.

Now I am not saying that such a photo exists and if it did I would point out that when I am tired my eyes are red and I walk around with a goofy grin on my face. But if it did, I'd probably ask that it not be included.

As for the first category, well that is a different issue altogether. I am relatively photogenic. Most of the time I am happy with my pictures but lately there have been a few posted in which I cringe.

Perhaps you can blame it upon illusions of grandeur, in my head I always envision myself in my early twenties and I no longer look like that. I don't think that I look terrible, but I admit to being less than pleased with the current state of affairs.

What do you think? Have friends/relatives/acquaintances posted pictures of you online that you are unhappy with? Fill us in, inquiring minds want to know.


V-Grrrl said...

A dear friend of mine opened a fb account and began loading old photos on it and tagging me.

Ugh. I hate it. Some of these are pictures of me that are 30 or more years old. Awkward high school shots and some unflattering photos from more recent decades.

I love her to pieces, but I haven't had the courage to tell her to quit posting photos of me and tagging them. I hate to admit I'm that vain and insecure--but I am. : )

Jack said...

Sometimes it is easier to let some of these occasions live on in our memories rather than in pictures.

miriam said...

I looked better 30 years ago.