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Portrait of Ted as a (Very) Young Man.

When I was a little boy, I wanted to be an artist. So I practiced very hard, and every day, and prayed to my Beatles moptop that one day I would become The Greatest Artist That Ever Lived.

I even studied from the masters.

Today, I still draw like a 5-year-old. Maybe praying to my Beatles moptop was a bad idea.


  1. You were such a cute kid!!!

    I will never post my childhood pics. I looked like a nerd. Big thick glasses with plastic frames. *shudders*

  2. Irene!!! What do you mean "were"???? :p

    Actually I have big thick nerd glasses pictures as well. Those have little chance of being posted up. Brrr.

  3. Today, I still draw like a 5-year-old

    Don't be hard on yourself, old pal...

    You draw like a 12-year-old now.

  4. That's comforting. The tween years are always the best. Look what that period did to Hilary Duff!

  5. hahaha cute pix! and funny post!

    ps. babe, you should have seen me when i was young. i had an afro and thick glasses!

  6. Hey! An afro looks good with anything, even thick glasses!

    Did I just betray my bad fashion sense?

  7. Ah well, at least you had photos of yourself as a cute kid. I was so un-cute, nobody bothered to take any pictures of me, sob sob.

    And that five-year-old me drew so much better than I do now... :(

  8. Tedm you are so cute!!!!!!


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