Middle-Age Poster Boy

My charming, iridescent, effervescent bride is the proprietor of Heather Kitchen Images.  As such, she’s frequently running around taking pictures of anything that isn’t protected by armed guards.  My sons and I have grown accustomed to it in much the same way as people who live next to the railroad tracks don’t hear the train going by.

As we sat in the office working on our projects this evening, my wife sent me an email link.  It seems that she submitted a picture of me to a stock photography company several years ago, and that picture has been purchased and used by a handful of organizations.

The web minions at eHow Family UK featured my picture in an article about How to Make a Pisces Man Fall For You.  (The funny thing is, I’m a Gemini.)

The good folks at the Lance Armstrong Foundation featured my likeness in two articles; one about the side effects of Lovastatin, and another on adrenal glands in men.

And the info mavens at eHow also wondered What Time of Day Do You Test Testosterone in Men? Now I wonder, too.

I suppose I could try to make some scriptural parallels about how “charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting” (Proverbs 31:30), or how “man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7), but that might be a stretch.  Frankly, I’m just amused by the thought that I seem to have become a poster boy for middle-aged men’s health issues.

Thanks, honey.  It’s a good thing you don’t have pictures of me picking my nose, or I’d be sprawled on the front page of a parenting magazine article about “How To Not Pass Your Bad Habits To Your Kids”.