Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mr. D Eats a Cheeseburger

One of my artistic students drew this portrait of me, which I loved except for one thing: why I am eating a gigantic cheeseburger?  After enduring many subtle and not so subtle comments about my weight from various students this year, I was happy that this portrayal was relatively slim and flattering.  What threw me off is that originally, the drawing only had me and the mysterious floating hand that's about to feed me a Whataburger (hopefully).

"When have you ever seen me eating a cheeseburger?" I demanded.  Then I added: "Why couldn't I be eating a salad or something else healthy?"  I suppose that's why he then added a carrot, bowl of soup, and what I must assume is a diet beverage.  I don't know if that's any better.

In any case, he let me keep it.  It will have a special place among the many student drawings of me I've collected over the years.