A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

Posts Tagged ‘me

[PHOTO] Me, shorn, at Queen’s Park, 7:22 pm

Me, shorn, at Queen's Park, 7:22 pm #toronto #me #selfie #queenspark #instagay

I really should have gotten an electric shaver before now.

(Yes, I am no longer offering sacrifices of my blood to the blood gods. I am now inclined to believe that these did not work. That said, if anything goes wronger still you now know who to blame.)

Written by Randy McDonald

May 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm

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[PHOTO] Maximum beard

Maximum beard #toronto #dovercourtvillage #me #selfie #mirror #beard

Written by Randy McDonald

May 24, 2020 at 1:45 pm

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[PHOTO] No rules

At least I can wear sandals all the time.

No rules #toronto #dovercourtvillage #sandals #spring

Written by Randy McDonald

May 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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[PHOTO] Me at 22 (#meat20)

Me, at 22 #pei #charlottetown #Provincetown #me #latergram

Low-resolution as it is, I think that this photo’s flaws does a great job, if inadvertently, of exposing who I was at that time (September 2002) and in the years before. (I took this photo from my archived personal website, here.

I had only come out to myself in February of that year. That only came out at the end of a long process of very careful development that I did not recognize at the time. Me at 20 was 60 pounds heavier than me as of this picture (30 pounds heavier than I am now). I was hiding, from myself, from others within my carapace of flesh, to an extent that I was literally not capable of understanding.

There are certainly things that I wish I had done better; hindsight exists. Still: That me at 20 did as good a job as he could of surviving, and deserves credit for that. Me at 40 would not have existed without his efforts. I’m grateful for how I survived me at 20; I’m grateful to have been able to become me at 40.

Written by Randy McDonald

April 20, 2020 at 8:00 am

[PHOTO] Timely selfie

Timely selfie #toronto #dovercourtvillage #me #selfie #plaguedoctor #latex #mask

Written by Randy McDonald

April 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm

[PHOTO] Blurry selfie, with portrait of Shakespeare

Shakespeare died a month ago. (Well, a month ago yesterday.)

I am fine. It is just–well, what a month this has been.

This has been a very weird experience.

Blurry selfie, with portrait of Shakespeare #toronto #dovercourtvillage #shakespeare #caturday #catstagram #catsofinstagram #shakespeare #photo #inmemoriam

Written by Randy McDonald

March 28, 2020 at 3:35 pm

[NON BLOG] Two selfies, before and after

On a lighter note, it has occurred to me that if I want to test-run a change in personal appearance, now is a great time to do so. Who will see me in real life, after all?

Before #toronto #me #selfie #beard

Better? #toronto #me #selfie #mustache

Opinions? I like this new look.

Written by Randy McDonald

March 22, 2020 at 10:30 pm

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[PHOTO] 40, by Jim

40, by Jim #toronto #me #40thbirthday #dufferinstreet #dufferinstation

Written by Randy McDonald

January 14, 2020 at 11:47 pm

[PHOTO] Me against a Toronto map

Me against a Toronto map

Written by Randy McDonald

December 7, 2019 at 1:15 pm

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[PHOTO] Kitchener-Waterloo plans

I will be having so much fun today.

Thursday plans #toronto #torontocoachterminal #kitchener #kitchenerwaterloo #waterlooregion #greyhound #bus #ticket #travel #tourism

Written by Randy McDonald

November 21, 2019 at 9:45 am