One Week Special

on Monday, June 18, 2007


Okay, I have succumbed to pressure from certain quarters. It seems some people actually do not believe I am a squirrel and that my usual handsome hairy faced, long whiskered portrait that adorns my profile on my blog is actually that of a body double. Others are so cynical as to think that the Lone Grey Squirrel is actually a man in a suit (and they want to see the man in the suit!). Where is the trust in the world? Next you'll be telling your children that Santa is really Daddy in a beard. Or that Big Bird is actually an overweight cigar smoking puppeteer in a yellow costume. Shock horror! Where will all thus cynicism end?

Anyway, under a miniscule amount of pressure (I cave in easily), I have decided to shave my whiskers and pose for this photo. But it will be up only for this week. A one week special. It seems that any longer and I risk being identified and located by the police who want to talk to me about a certain cat and buttered bread scam.

How should you react to this once in a lifetime opportunity? You should lie and compliment me on my good looks and start sending money to me for my obviously much needed plastic surgery. What I know some of you will do (and I wish, you won't), is to doctor the photo and embarass me by having me next to Paris Hilton or Britney Spears. And Ivan, resist the temptation to put my face on your dartboard. Gerbil, don't use my face to line the cage. Cruel world, I am at your mercy.

27 comments:

Melanie said...

you look totally friendly and approachable. but then, your blog pretty much already says that.

daysgoby said...

No, no, no - we want to see your TAIL!

(Er, that came out wrong.)

You look like you'd be a good person to share a beverage with.

Odat said...

Nice pic...thanks for allowing us to peak in and see the shaven squirrel!!!!
Peace

evalinn said...

LSG - u´ll always be a squirrel to me :-)

Gina said...

oh if I only knew how to do that doctoring thing, but alas. I like you as you is. I like the clean shaven look on any guy...Thanks for sharing. Maybe eventually I will get up the nerve to put a pic up! What is your name? Or is this blog incognito? How do you prefer to be addressed? LGS?

Thanks for your compliment and comment re: the right one. I always appreciate your insight.
:-)

Ruth said...

Hey....I think you look very handsome indeed, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I am proud to have you as a friend!! Of course, you wouldn't want to be seen with me!!!..lolol

Janice Thomson said...

Well MR. Squirrel...that is definitely a fetching photo... equal to the likes of the whiskered one. LOL...this is what you get Lgs for hanging around with a certain cat...
Love your humor as always. :)

Proxima said...

Yes, I took one look at your photo and said, "Where's the rice wine?" "Sake, Soju, or perhaps Malaysia has a special alcoholic beverage of it's own?

You look like good company to me. I'm happy to "see" you cutie pie! And it makes me less likely to want to chase you away with a squirt bottle! :>

-P

Open Grove Claudia said...

Great picture! I can't even see the stubble! Did you wax the hair or shave? ;)

Nice to see your smiling face!

meggie said...

That is a very handsome & perfectly nice disguise, you are wearing LGR! I am so glad I didnt miss out on the one week Special.
Thankyou.

meggie said...

Er....obviously I meant LGS!!
sorry!

blackcrag said...

It's the cheeks. The cheeks give you away as a squirrel.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

melanie,
Thanks. I appreciate the kind words about the blog.

daysgoby,
Whatever do you mean? Tail? Explain yourself, woman!
I am a very very nice person to share a beverage with especially if it is fermented hops!

odat,
Welcome. Any chance of ever seeing the great Odat?

evalinn,
mixed feelings about that!

gina,
I try to keep this blog incognito so that I have more freedom to write about daily things around me without fear of offending people I meet every day. But I am pretty useless at keeping secrets. Some of the bloggers already know me as Calvin.

Your poems are very raw and heartfelt which makes them very interesting to read.

ruth,
thanks for the compliment and thinking of me as a friend. Warms the heart. Stop putting yourself down. I would be proud to be seen with you. I have always been proud of my nursing friends.

janice,
This is all Lorraine's fault. I feel like we are playing a game of "I'll show you mine if you show me yours!" LoL.

But seriously, it is nice to see the face that we have been talking to. Glad she gave us all the push!

proxima,
If you were in Malaysia I could introduce you to either todi or tapai. One is made from nectar of coconut and the other from rice. Both are strong and an acquired taste. Or there is the local Tiger beer. Well, at least I know who my drinking buddies are.

claudia,
Can't see the stubble? I'll let you in a secret, it wasn't shaving or waxing........it was Photoshop! LoL.

meggie,
Thanks for the kind words. i will pass your comments to the guy who posed for the picture. Oooops. No, just kidding. It is me. Right. Honest. Truly.

blackcrag,
How astute to notice the cheeks? I would also point out the relative small size of the mouth in relation to the cheeks. I can only conclude that you are a seasoned nature watcher and keen observer. Well done!

HeiressChild said...

oh LGS, how handsome you are, even out of your squirrel clothes. this week a clean-shaven person and next week a lone grey squirrel. isn't technology amazing?

by the way, i really was kidding about the name highlight thing a couple of posts back. it was a good opportunity to make a joke--a little one, i guess. *lol*

Josie said...

LGS, I know, you've gone under cover. You don't want to be mistaken for those marauding squirrels in the videos... :-)

Your face exactly suits your wonderful, ironic sense of humor. You look very nice, and like a lot of fun to be with.

Cheers,
Josie

heartinsanfrancisco said...

How very nice to meet you, finally.

Are you quite sure it wasn't a buttered cat and bread scam? I can tell you it's very hard to butter a cat.

More importantly, are you able to fly from tree to tree on skinny boughs, dropping nuts on people lurking below?

When I was 6, I won a poetry contest with my masterpiece entitled The Squirrel. It was all downhill after that.

geewits said...

I don't know why, but you remind me of JR. What's with men never smiling?

Lorraine said...

Now that is sooo nice... a "One Week Special" I think not my friend. This is here to stay!

Becky Wolfe said...

Phew - its good to know that you weren't the squirrel in our backyard this morning ravenously stuffing all he could of the plastic liner of the former sandbox into his cheeks. The clean shaven look works well for you! :) Thanks for sharing a glimpse into the man of the blog we all love to visit!

evalinn said...

Why? Ut was meant in a nice way. It´s nice to see your face, I get curious of what´s behind all the people I meet over here in the Blogosphere. But then again, what really matters is how they appear here. Like a parallell world. And faces don´t matter so much. Which is why I won´t post mine.

Top cat said...

Great pic lgs. You look like the kind gentleman I thought you were.:)
tc

mago said...

LGS is Lgs is lgs is lGS.

mago Stein 2007

thethinker said...

I don't know how to doctor photos. If I did, I'd probably Photoshop all of my pictures to make them look better.

MedStudentWife said...

I have just found your blog - I just love it !!!

:)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Sylvia,
Thanks. Yes, technology can be fun! Don't worry about the last post. It was my oversight, and my pleasure to rectify it.

Josie,
"ironic sense of humor". Oooo, I like that. "fun to be with". Well, I have to be honest. I am less witty in person. I'm more like the guy who comes up with the witty reply - half an hour too late! Unless, my brain has been uninhibited by the consumption of certain beverages.

hearts,
glad to learn about your much acclaimed poetry contest winning piece was on tree rats. I feel honored.

geewits,
"smile"? What is this strange concept? Macho squirrels and prison teachers are too manly to show emotions! We do not understand this thing you call, "smile". ;-I

lorraine,
let's not be greedy. one week is more than enough.

becky,
Thanks for the kind words. i am actually sppechless!

evalinn,
I fear some people will actually prefer the squirrel! LoL!
Now you see, that is not fair - your last sentence! I showed you mine, now you show me yours. :)

TC,
Takes one to know one - I believe is the phrase. Thanks for the kind words. look forward to a day when cat and squirrel will bury the traditional hatchets and have an opportunity to share a couple of beers! lol

mago,
Thank you. It is good to have my identity affirmed existentially. HahaHa.

TheThinker,
doctoring photo's is an illness. Save yourself, it's too late for me! Just kidding. It's fun. I learned by just playing with Photoshop. It takes a lot of patience to really doctor a picture though. Squirrels are not known for their patience.

medstudentwife,
Why, thank you. Please don't be a strange in these parts.

nancycle said...

You handsome devil you!

I tried to post much earlier, but was experiencing techincal difficulties.

Thanks for posting your mug, now we get to see the nut behind the squirrel ;)

CS said...

You threw me a bit - I was only dealing with my own blog while I was out of town and was startled by the new avatar (not in a bad way, just surprised because I'm used to seeing the squirrel). But thanks! It's really nice to have a face to put with the name/blog.

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