Eleven or so years ago, I was bearded, ponytailed, lived in TX, had friends, went to cons, and was happy-ish. Feels like a hundred years ago, or a past life.
In fact, if it weren't for the shirt in the image, I'd swear that picture was from a lot longer ago than just eleven years. Shirt is from 2002. Summer 2002. So, not 12 years yet.
I've never been exactly... photogenic. This is one of the better ones, believe it or not.