I take a lot of photos of myself.
No, wait, let me qualify that. I often take photos of myself. *
[ * When I pick up a camera, I have to take a lot, just to find one I like. One that doesn't look like I've been liberated from the circus, put in a suit and photoshopped onto the evolutionary ladder. ]
And I ask you - would you buy a used car from this man?
I took this one on Friday after getting a haircut. I like it. What's that you say? Am I naked? Of course not! Look, I'm wearing glasses.
As a ragingly-confident guy, my photo habit may come as no surprise to you. But the reason might. True, I like to put pictures of myself into this blog. And true, it's nice to have a current picture of myself to put on dating websites when I can be bothered. Which isn't often.
But actually, it's mostly that I like to record the moment. **
Tomorrow or next week, I'll look much like I do today, but in ten years time, I don't expect that'll be true. I was surprised to discover that I have a fairly complete record of the past three years' blogging. I think that'll mean more to me as time passes.
[ ** And of course, while I'm holding the camera, you can never have enough pictures of badgers. ]
I mentioned all this to Max, and he headed off excitedly, in that slightly worrying and intense way he has. Taking my photo on the pretence of tidying away "a few bags and wrinkles", he did indeed make a photo of me that looks a little fresher and decaffeinated than the original. But, recruiting the freelance sociopath known only as Shine, the pair of them came up with some future views of me too.
And I ask you again, would you buy a used car from any of these men?
Which brings me, somewhat tidily-if-transparently, to my new web shop. Yes, crumbling to raging demand from both readers and my bank manager, I've published some of my designs onto customisable t-shirts and postcards!
The shop, which has astounding t-shirts, clean seaside postcards and a lonely (but magnificent) mug, is here: Indigo Roth on Zazzle
If all goes well, by the time you read this, my Zazzle Panel will be working below. I know, it's a silly name, isn't it? Anyway, fingers crossed!
These might put a pleasant skip in your step on a dull day. Mondays, for a start. Tho I've always been very mistrustful of Tuesdays too.
But this will also help me get my work out there. I've set the royalty to as low as it will go, and kept the designs as simple as I can to make these as affordable as I can.
So yes, I may make a few shekels here and there.
But I promise to donate them all to Domino's.
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