This is too unreal!

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  1. crashcromwell profile image76
    crashcromwellposted 8 years ago

    Earlier tonight, I checked my email, and was pleased to see someone had sent an email to me through hubpages.com. When I opened it, I could not believe my eyes. Someone claiming to be from a New York ad agency said she found a photo of me I used on a hub here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Man--The-Hairle … -Think-Not .

    It seems that the agency was surfing the net to find a yearbook photo to use in PR trade publication ads. My first reaction was that this had to be a joke, but when I checked out the agency she claimed to be working for, it was a real agency, and she was on their staff.

    The irony is that the picture they want to use (and pay me for the rights to use it) was one I absolutely hate, which is the reason why I used it in this hub in the first place.

    Of course, if they really do want to use it, and the check they send to pay for it is actually good, I just might like it a little more!

    Jim Henry, aka Crash Cromwell

  2. RecoverToday profile image82
    RecoverTodayposted 8 years ago

    This is very good news for you. I certainly hope it turns out to be a legitimate offer. It would be an accomplishment with little effort. Great news!

    1. LarasMama profile image60
      LarasMamaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow I hope it's legit! Now why can't I have luck like that? ...

  3. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Cool, Jim!

  4. donotfear profile image87
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    Darn....! I want some publicity!  Camera hog and drama queen I am..Heheheh lol

  5. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Nice Jim! I have some terrible photos, but no offers! lol

    1. crashcromwell profile image76
      crashcromwellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The ultimate irony is that my family has a website on myfamily.com. My Uncle Ed always posts embarrassing photos of us on the family press on our birthdays. A couple years ago this July, my uncle posted THIS photograph on the family press, to which I responded that he could burn in hell for posting that picture. He'll enjoy it a little too much if this turns out to be for real. I will update y'all whether this is legitimate or not!

      Jim

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Please do Jim! Why do families always seem to have one member like this who enjoys embarrassing the family? smile

  6. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Wonder if they need a cute monkey?  LOL  smile

    Congrats Jim! Hope it turns out to be legit and it opens the door to bigger things!

  7. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    See????   I bet your mother told you it was nice picture.  smile   You should have listened to her.   smile

    1. crashcromwell profile image76
      crashcromwellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You said it. I called her tonight after I got the email, and that is exacty what she said! Goes to show how blind mothers can be! LOL!

      Jim

      1. Lisa HW profile image65
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No....  Mothers know exactly what they're talking about when it comes to kids' hair and pictures.  lol  I'm a mother (although based on the hair-do in that picture, I'm guessing I'm nowhere near old enough to be YOUR mother  lol) - and I think it's a cute picture.  smile     (Just imagine:   Now that picture may end up all over the Internet, or wherever else, FOREVER.   :lol  )

  8. puppytraining09 profile image60
    puppytraining09posted 8 years ago

    Good thing always comes when you least expected it! You have a great hair cut in the first photo!

    1. crashcromwell profile image76
      crashcromwellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You mean the profile photo of me, wearing a hat? I agree!

      Jim

  9. marcel285 profile image66
    marcel285posted 8 years ago

    The pic is classic!! Luv it

    1. crashcromwell profile image76
      crashcromwellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It appears this is for real. The agency responded to my email with a copy of the ad as they currently envision it. Now it's a matter of mom or my uncle, the family webmaster, to dig up the original photo and we'll be cooking with gas, so to speak.

      Jim

  10. Super Chef profile image61
    Super Chefposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Jim wish someone would pay me for my photos!!

    1. crashcromwell profile image76
      crashcromwellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, it turns out it was for real, and we sealed the deal on Monday. But it was not all smooth sailing, for reasons I go into with my latest hub titled It Started With A Lousy Photo.

      Jim

 
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