Anthony and I went through a phase where we loved the show "My Name is Earl". We watched every episode. For those who aren't overly familiar with the show, Earl is a low-life who through a weird set of occurrences adopts the belief that if he does good things, good things will happen, but if he does bad things, bad things will happen to him. His belief in Karma leads him to making a list of all the bad things he has done in his life and he sets out trying to make up for all of them.
Earl and I share a couple of things in common. Firstly, karma has come back to bite him in the bum. My previous blog post demonstrates how karma has taken care of me recently also. Secondly, Earl cannot for the life of him take a photo with his eyes open. Throughout the series, he tries, but it never happens.
Over the past few years, I have realised I have the exact same problem! Upon becoming aware of my inability to keep my eyes open at the right moment, despite everyone around me in the photo being able to do it, I have since earned the nick-name Earl when referring to photographs of me.
I have had a quick look to provide evidence of this problem, and as you will see, this has been an issue since birth for me.
EARL GOES ON HOLIDAY
EARL GETS MARRIED
EARL GOES TO WEDDINGS
EARL TAKES A GROUP SHOT
And these are just the few I have close by. But it seems I have passed on the curse to my children too.
I'm just trying to be a better person. My name is Earl.