Sunday, 21 February 2010

Age shall not wither, nor custom stale



Several people have been wondering about my physical appearance. I hate to disappoint, so here is a photo of me surrounded by some of the livelier and more enterprising of my erstwhile staff, who arranged to have this convincing likeness taken. To add verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative, they purloined my purple-edged academic gown (called a toga in Scotland).

I have to admit it was taken a few years ago, but it was contemporary at the time.

So-and-sos.

14 comments:

Sarah said...

Which one is you? LOL

Dave said...

See, I knew you were 7' tall.

Christopher said...

Why, Sarah, I'm surprised you need to ask. I'm the one with the winsome smile and the je ne sais quoi.

Christopher said...

It was really hard, walking on my knees when I came to see you, Dave. (But I'd prefer you to think of my visit as more of a pilgrimage than a penance.)

zIggI said...

Hmmmm, I have serious doubts as to the veracity of that picture because in my mind you are Peter Mayle and therefore look like Morse.

Rog said...

Nice tache!

Christopher said...

Zigs, I think you may have been looking through one window too many...

Well, thank you, Rog.
(Fr. tache = Eng. spot, stain, unwanted mark, age mark, melanoma, bruise, birthmark, port-wine stain, bubo, carbuncle, pimple, wen, abcess, boil, pustule, papule, zit, lonker, walligle, plook, etc.)

I, Like The View said...

as usual, I'm distracted from writing the comment that I originally had in mind, once I've read everyone elses'

I'm now thinking of looking thru a window and seeing these two

Christopher said...

I: I believe they too worked for me at one time, one as Dietary Adviser and the other as Personal Mountebank.

UberGrumpy said...

Phew! They had to break both your legs to persuade you to sit for the camera.

Now that's what I call modesty

Christopher said...

Well observed, UG. You wouldn't have thought all those smiling faces would be capable of such a dastardly act, would you?

On your rise to your present eminence, did you renounce many awards for modesty?

Hector said...

At least the rest of the staff, including Mrs Hector (front right), managed to keep control of their Jekyll and Hyde tendencies and did not buckle under the strain of teaching. Like Homer, many a tale could Andromache tell!! But she will remain silent - for now.

Christopher said...

Hector, I think you too may have been looking through one window too many, like Zigs.

P.S. I didn't know you did homers. We've got some shutters needing painted.

Spadoman said...

Please send an autographed copy, (I'm hoping there is something I don't know about you and that it will become valuable in some way)

Peace.