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June 30, 2009 | 01:09pm
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The one on the left was taken May 14. The one on the right was taken yesterday.

I think my running is definitely affecting my appearance; my face looks much slimmer than it did. It's more noticeable when I smile. Also, I have over 2 weeks of facial hair right now, which may or may not look absolutely atrocious.

I've been using the May 14 picture with my job applications, but I'm thinking about switching to the new one. I think I look more serious, more adult, and less desperate in it. On the other hand, the facial hair is, um, well, yeah.

Which is better? (And why?) (ETA: I'm just going to stick with the old picture for now - or at least until I get around to shaving. Thanks everyone!)

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savagewoman

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from: savagewoman
date: June 30, 2009 07:04pm (UTC)
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Sans facial hair, the newer would be better for job applications. 'Cause since it isn't a proper beard, it just makes you look scruffy. I've never really been a fan of the in-between look myself. In general, I like the older better because you smile in it.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: June 30, 2009 08:17pm (UTC)
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That's exactly how I feel - the old one is too, I guess unprofessional, but the beard in the new one just looks bad. Thanks for your opinion - I'll probably be sticking with the old picture (until I get around to shaving, sigh)!

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Tess

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from: mintsonpillows
date: June 30, 2009 07:08pm (UTC)
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I think the more recent one is the better one because its you now but there is a considerable difference between the faces, and a new picture is always good. You really can tell that running is helping you

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: June 30, 2009 08:18pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I personally like the new picture more, but the beard isn't that great... eh. I'm glad someone else has noticed the running is helping, haha. thanks :)

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Amanda

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from: amandas2006
date: June 30, 2009 08:26pm (UTC)
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I think you should shave a take a new picture. It should definitely be without facial hair because it looks too unkempt for a job application and so you should look like you take care of yourself.
You can definitely see a difference in your appearance so that's why I think you should take a more up-to-date photo.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: June 30, 2009 08:42pm (UTC)
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You're right, I probably should shave... being freshly shorn is definitely a must for most job applications (which is why I've been so iffy about the new picture). although I've gone through so much agony with this darn facial hair I don't want to shave, haha. oh well. thanks!
maybe I'll just stick with the old picture... hmm. oh well. :)

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from: brittnik
date: June 30, 2009 10:03pm (UTC)
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I like the new photo! there's something more intellectual about it. it's probably the "lack of smile" (not that that's bad). the running has definitely helped you. wow. while I'm not sure how I feel about your beard I do like the 'stashe.

MUSTACHE RIDES FOREVER

I know you already made your decision I just wanted to throw that out there.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: June 30, 2009 11:10pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Yeah, I kinda hate the beard (you can't really tell, but it's TOTALLY uneven and splotchy - ugh, I'm 22 and I still can't grow a beard yet. LAME. Esp. since I like guys with beards, cough.), but the mustache is looking pretty good. of course, it also makes me look like my dad (which is NOT EXACTLY A GOOD THING) but I'm overall okay with it.

lolol mustache rides. IT DOESN'T JUST TICKLE THE RECEIVER...

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savagewoman

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from: savagewoman
date: July 1, 2009 02:07pm (UTC)
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ugh, I'm 22 and I still can't grow a beard yet.

Word of warning... The BF is 26, can't grow a decent beard... Ex-roommate is 29, can't grow a decent beard... So it may never get there. But I trust you'll appreciate how youthful you look without when you're older :D
I'm not into facial hair (I like both my guys and my girls girly), but mirror universe Spock sure is something ;)

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 1, 2009 05:38pm (UTC)
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Haha, I think I'll definitely like looking younger... but I've dreamt about experimenting with facial hair (my own, that is) for years, so I'd really like to actually have some, haha. Yeah, I kinda doubt I'll ever be able to grow a decent beard... but hair is still ever-so-slowly creeping across my face - this time last year I didn't have any hair on my chin; now I do - so I think it's possible. Maybe someday...

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cebus_albifrons

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from: cebus_albifrons
date: July 1, 2009 01:18am (UTC)
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I think the first one is better overall, but the second one probably does look more serious and is probably more application-appropriate. Even better is if you dressed up in a suit and took a picture with some form of serious expression or other.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 1, 2009 02:01am (UTC)
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One problem with looking serious/formal is that I've been told you want to look, um... I don't know how to explain it - easygoing? Inviting? So a smile is a good idea. And I don't even own a suit, haha, so I wouldn't be able to do that. I want a picture where I look as caucasian and attractive as possible, really... haha.

thanks though! good point re: the serious expression/suit.

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Beautiful Disaster

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from: angelkutty
date: July 1, 2009 03:51am (UTC)
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I really like the new picture, but you know I have an obsession with guys with facial hair. But I agree with the other people that you should shave and take a new picture because you just look scruffy and that doesn't really work for job applications. But you can tell that the running is working for you, mos def. :)

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 1, 2009 04:27am (UTC)
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Thanks! Yeah, you're not the only one with an obsession for guys w/facial hair ;);)
Yeah, I think I may suck it up and go ahead and shave... neither picture looks all that great imho and I think I could probably do better. Sigh. I was really looking forward to trying for a real live beard! (which is... patchy... and ugly. oh well.) thanks again!

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Dani

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from: danii
date: July 2, 2009 03:06am (UTC)
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The new photo is hotter, boo! ;)
Alsoooo, better for job apps.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 2, 2009 08:42pm (UTC)
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aww, thank you very much <3<3

how's life? haven't talked to you much lately :(

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