You may have read my previous post, in which I have featured this lovely head of hair in my student card photo:
This, as you can see, is not a pretty sight. But I have carried this picture in my wallet every day for the past 29 months, and will continue to do so until it expires in August, 2010. [At which point, I won't be able to get $2 off a bus ride home anymore. Boo.]
I shall put it out there RIGHT NOW why this picture is so bad.
The summer after grade 12, I had my hair dyed black. Each year, I dyed my hair the night before school started, to make it a fresh new year. As I was going off to university after this summer, I decided to get a nice hair cut at that point as well, which meant that I left my hair to grow for an extra two or three weeks longer than I normally would have.
One day, Josh and his family were going to uOttawa to take the tour since he thought it would benefit him since school was starting in a week and he had never seen the campus. I decided to go too, even though I already knew it well. After the tour, he was going to get a few administrative things out of the way, including getting his student card. I had not planned on getting mine until school actually started a week later, but I said "Hey, what the hell!"
The day was hot and I was very sweaty. This meant that my already-ugly hair took the nice shape of my hat which they made me take off for the picture. Add that to the fact that I look like a face on a neck in this picture, and it has all the makings of the world's ugliest student card.
Just for a fun little comparison, here is me two or three weeks later during my 17 hour Monopoly game against Emilie, which I eventually won. This head features nicely cut, beautiful red hair, my naturally swirling sideburns, and a chin. Also, I weighed about 25 pounds less at that point. Jerks.