February 21, 2008

Citizen Vain

On a lark, I decided to put up my picture on hotornot.com, the site that lets visitors vote on others' attractiveness. I'm not sure why I did it. I guess I wanted to see what others thought of me, without petty details like personality or behavior getting in the way.

Here's the picture I went with.

Amy had taken this one over the summer while I was gardening. To be perfectly honest, I think this picture makes me look better than I actually do in person. So it may be a bit unfair. Then again, I am gardening in the picture, which isn't a hobby guys usually list in personal ads. (Speaking of personal ads, I also made sure to pick a shot that had my wedding ring in it, so Amy wouldn't freak out to see my picture on that website.)

I was surprised to find I don't have many photos of just myself to choose from. In fact, here were the only other recent pictures that feature only me.

But my hair looked terrible in those, so I didn't use them. I didn't have time for a trip to Glamour Shots, so I went with the gardening photo instead.

The next morning, I checked back, and was shocked to discover I was a 9.9!

I'm as shocked as you are

"9.9," I asked myself, "out of what?"

It looks like they use a 10-point scale, but on further investigation, I'm not sure how they calculate that, as the vote count says it should be more like a seven (I think it's 7.125, to be precise, but then again, us hotties aren't usually very good at math). I'm guessing that's inflated by my flattering picture.

So bottom line: I'm about average looking.

I'll take it!

Posted by Kevin at February 21, 2008 09:48 AM

Well, I think you're a 10! And that's on a scale of 1 to 5!

Posted by: Amy at February 22, 2008 12:31 PM

Not to downplay your impressive rating, but I'm pretty sure that the hotness dial actually goes to 11.
(for those hotties already at '10' who need that extra oomph)

Posted by: KT at February 25, 2008 11:07 AM

will this raised a red flag so I did a little digging.
It seems an overwhelming percentage of the votes came from the Thiells area. It seems your mom really thinks your a cutie...and your dad was plain confused, he was rating the garden.

Posted by: JayBoz at February 26, 2008 07:38 AM

You're so vain.

You probably think this site is about you.

Don't you? Don't you?

Posted by: Brian Kelly at March 1, 2008 06:55 AM

Impressive Photoshop work with the alternate pictures. I especially like how you changed your hand to the Vulkan Salute for the Star Trek photo. In the words of Triumph the Wonder Dog, "you are a huge nerd." (Or maybe I am for noticing.)

Posted by: GFunk at March 3, 2008 04:40 PM

You are a 69 to me!

Posted by: bizz at March 15, 2008 10:55 PM

Looking at this post again, I can't help but wonder who the heck rated you as a 1? What the hell? That is so wrong. I guarantee you it was someone from Staten Island.

Posted by: Amy at April 10, 2008 01:11 PM
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