I’m still Gramilano aka Graham Spicer, but the eyes logo (i.e. my view of things… subtle eh?) have been replaced by something less egoistic, though the little boy reading the book is meant to represent the young Graham!
“Ballet, opera, music and theatre” has since become “Dance, opera, photography”.
Here’s the old version of the ABOUT ME page:
About me… Gramilano aka (by my Mum and Dad) as Graham Spicer. My short blog biography says,
Director, writer and actor in Milan, blogging about ballet, opera, music and theatre for people who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like.
Which is true.
I also tend to use far too many metaphors, and I’m often over the top with my use of tried and tested idioms. And I like starting sentences with conjunctions. I have a habit of overusing exclamation marks but, hey, why not?! (Oh yes, and ?! pairings) If I’m writing replies, tweets or Facebook comments I use emoticons which, in theory, I abhor, but I’m afraid that people might misinterpret my irony or humour 😉
Around the internet my blogger name is usually accompanied by a rather posy little photo, which actually wasn’t posed at all, but being that I’m the worst subject imaginable, it worked out well for a profile pic.
The avatar became a zoomed in eye which is sinister and intriguing at the same time I find. Or pretentious, depending on your point of view.
Then there are both eyes (yes, I’ve got two), which make up the blog’s header; a sort of Big Brother’s watching you. It’s meant to represent, here’s the world as I see it. Yep, I’m just full of original ideas.
If I was braver I’d show you the full morning-after-the-night-before version with bags (well, they are there all day), and sagging eyelids, but I’m not going to.
If you want to contact me for Marriages, Bar Mitzvahs, or Christenings, feel free. But I’ll only come and eat the cake because I play the piano badly, sing only when everyone’s out, and dancer friends praise the quality of my en dedans.
PS Only writing this because the webmaster said I had to have an ‘about me’ page. Hope he’s happy! 🙂