Saturday, May 14, 2011


When I was a kid, every once in awhile I'd run across some test that checked to see if you could interpret emotions on people's faces. They'd give you some cartoon smiley faces and ask you to match up the emotion.1

I always failed. Miserably.

Of course, I'm pretty sure the blame lies with the cartoonists. So I've gone ahead and, for the greater good of humanity, have documented a wide range of emotions.

And without further ado, I present to you the most common emotions felt and displayed by the honorable Mister Chris Perry:



The love of my life just married another dude

I want to smooch you right now

Maybe you would like to come back to my place later on...

That sure was a nice date. We should definitely do it again sometime.

Shoot me in the face

Cheeeeeese, Gromit!

My roommate just used the bathroom and I need to go in there. Curse the day.

Oh yes, I will definitely call up the girl you're trying to set me up with

A game of basketball? Oh yeah, count me in!

Three hours of meetings, that's a great idea!




You're pretty creeped out by these pictures aren't you?

1. In my later years, I wondered if I was given those test because, as I was told by a date, I am autistic.


Josh Bingham said...

A classic post Chris! LOL

bek said...

"baby bong bong funny face" says gavin and eli. "you are fun."

Emily said...

My brother once won a legitimate award in his high school drama class: "best facial expressions" (it is not unusual to catch a Tanner practicing their facial expressions in front of a mirror). You definitely give him a run for his money. I am cracking up at this, Chris.

Michelle Glauser said...

Oh man. Amy and I are wishing that you were in the Bay Area because we'd both love to have you over to dinner to make us laugh some more.

Your post made me think about how I always did significantly worse on the "Listening" section of those annual SATs. I could never figure out what I was doing wrong. I'd sit there intently, mentally making notes of everything and feeling like the answers I gave were perfect. But the scores didn't show that. Meh.

Oh, and I've also been told that I give out misleading body language. Some guy who came as a guest speaker to one of my classes pointed straight at me and said, "I can tell by the way you're sitting with your arms folded that you don't do anything anyone tells you to do." Heh?

J J Perry MD said...

You may been told at some time that you have a face only your mother can love. It was a lie.

Jess said...

I've seen this face: "GAAHHHHH! SAVE ME! AWKWARD WOMAN APPROACHING FROM THE LEFT!" on you so many times! Loved the footnote.