...As I'm looking for work and trying to become more responsible, I'd better change the sidebar image. As Herself keeps saying, the hubbly-bubbly pipe one "makes you look like a [deleted] old hippy". Indeed. Sometimes, I'll forget to snip the Pig Sty address from serious emails, so I'd better smarten up the Avenue's image a touch.
So here's a passport photo, not quite 100% serious. The story is, I went for an interview a couple of years back for a teaching job with the Royal Air Force of Oman. I'd been asked to take two passport photos, but to be on the safe side I took four, because, in my experience, some overseas employers have an obsession about getting an absurd number of passport photos of potential employees. At the end of the interview in a London hotel the Omani interviewer asked me if I had the photos. "Yes," I said, thinking I'd pulled a fast one on the blighter. "Actually, I've got four." He looked a bit taken aback, but soon recovered and said, "Ah. We really need six."
So I had to traipse around bloody London and find a photobooth. I was trying to keep a sense of fun about the situation, which explains the odd expression.
I didn't get that particular job, btw.