Thursday, May 24, 2007

Picture Pages, Picture la la

Anyone remember the Bill Co.sby show "Pict.ure"? I looooved that show...but it wasn't on very long--it's just one of those shows that stuck in my memory among other favorites like: Sesam.e Str.eet (of course) Mr. Rog.ers Neigh.borhood, Pin.wheel (on Nickelod.eon)...but let me get back to PP. I was thinking about the show on the way to work this morning, and it created a thought that I'd like to share my picture page.s.

Let me explain....

I feel that all of us in blog land feel very connected, and for me, when I feel connected to someone or something I like to place a visual with that thought. If you haven't figured it out already, I am a very visual person! I've always learned better by looking at something to memorize it, and I love recalling some of my favorite memories by a "mental picture." When I read a book and then they turn it into a movie, I have a very hard time going to see it since I have already created in my mind exactly what the setting is, what the characters look like and so forth...I love having that creative freedom!

So since we are all connected in the IF journey, whether we have come out on the other side, or are just beginning--for those who are interested, let's share a few visuals of who we are. It will go a little something like this:
  • Since many of us are finding refuge in blog land and wish not to share our personal information (picture of our faces/spouses/partners/pets etc) this picture does not have to be that personal. But it can be if you wish. You can designate which you prefer when you take on this little project.
  • What I am asking to build my Pic Page, is that you comment on this entry and ask me to take a picture of something in my life that you might like to see: examples being my closet, my favorite pair of shoes, my laundry room, inside my fridge, the view from my front door. Then I will have a nice post of pictures from what each person has asked to see. Make sense? They are silly little things, but the little things are what count right?

    Feel free to post this in your blog! This won't have to be a 'tag' game--you just simply ask your readers to help you create a Pic Page!

Thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes! It was a very nice day--Mook and I went to a wine festival with our friends on Saturday--beautiful weather and an all around nice relaxing weekend. It was so neat to get Braces Bunch mail on my b-day too! I have gotten some great notes-thanks ladies! I will be sending more soon!

And speaking of birthdays, today is my little sister's b-day, so happy birthday Lil Bee-I love you! Here is a picture of us (can you tell it was in the 80's!?)

We head out tomorrow for a long weekend at the beach-I have been looking forward to this for months! My family has a beach house in the Ou.tter Bank.s of NC and I have been going there since I was is truly one of the most peaceful places for me to go-I feel so comforted there. We will be taking our lab with us for her first adventure at the beach!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and I can't wait to start snapping shots for my Pic Page!

PS I haven't "removed" all of you from my blog roll--I just moved you all over to my blog.lines notifier--much better for my scatter brain tendencies!


  1. such an excellent idea!!
    hmm... i guess i'd like to see the front of your house... or your bedroom. if those are too personal or too identifying, the beach you mentioned would be lovely.

  2. i grew up going to the OBX too! i can't wait for our trip there in august. and a few years ago i took my pup for the first time and he LOVED it! have a great time!!

    how about a pic of the contents of your purse? (although mine would be scary, so feel free to ignore!)

    oh and i LOVED picture pages! i think the song was my favorite part.

  3. Dang, we are totally on the same wavelength today! Awesome how the blogworld works like that, eh?

    I would like to see a picture of your lab -- in fact, I'll show you mine, if you show me yours :)

  4. what a great idea.. i was bornin willimgton and live in ocean Isle beach and calabash for a while. I would love to see a pic of your footprints in the sand !!

  5. I would like to see a picture of your back yard or garden (if you have one).

  6. Something you've had forever

    Something you dislike

    Something which is more valuable than it's mere worth

    Something which reminds you of your other half


  7. Hmmm, The place where you spend the most time.

    Tattoo or scar and accompanying story.


    Your favorite shoes!

    Love this idea! Perhaps I will do the same on my blog to whidle away at my 2ww.

  8. You are so lucky to have a beach house on the Outer Banks! I love going to the beach.

    How about a picture of your lab at the beach?

  9. I've decided to join you! Sounds like a lot of fun!

  10. I really enjoy bloglines!! It is sooo easy!

    I would love to see a picture of your yard. :)

  11. What a great idea! I'd love to see photos related to your favorite hobby.

  12. Wonderful idea! I would like to see a pic of a window from inside your house :)

  13. Great idea! I just might join in! I'd love to see a picture of your favorite outfit for summer.
    Oh- picture pages- I always wanted to order the pen...Ickabod Marker. I thought if I got one it would make all those squeaky noises like on tv! HAHAHA!

  14. I totally love this idea!!

    I want to see a picture of your favourite food/meal or something along those lines.

    Can we create a separate page in blogger?

    I think it would be cool to have a site where we could post pictures and real names and stuff like that that is by invitation or passworded or something. Want to try and get something started with me? We could maybe do a message group or something. . .

  15. That is a really great idea!

    I would like to see a picture of your hands. You can tell a lot from people's hands.

    BTW - I LOVED Picture Pages! I am like M, I always thought if I got one it would squeek like Cosby's did! Ha ha ha! Great memory, thanks!

  16. I found you through Becky's blog at teamwinks. What an interesting and fun idea!

    I'll say the same thing I asked of Becky. I want to see a pic of your favorite comfort item (what makes your day brighter just knowing it’s there?)

  17. North Carolina is a popular spot for bloggers these days, huh! :-)

    I love the picture pages idea...How about posting a picture of your favorite framed picture in your house? (Would a picture of a picture even work, though??)

    Also, I know am singing the picture pages song in my head. I may never get it out. :-)

  18. I love bloglines too. It's the only way I can keep up with all the blogs I'm reading.

    Love the picture pages idea as well I'll have to think about what I want to see.

  19. Wonderful idea!
    I'd like to see...
    your prized posession.
    your favorite drink.
    your feet.
    your favorite vacation destination.
    where you blog.
    what's in your fridge.
    something old.
    something new.
    something that describes you.

  20. Great idea! I'm in too.

    How about a picture of the inside of your car. And don't clean it out before hand! lol

    Damn it. Now I'm singing 'Picture Pages'.

  21. Picture Pages!! Oh how I loved that show..and the magic pen!!! I remember my mom bought me that pen one year for Christmas and I was just enchanted by it.
    Let's 'bout a picture of the one or two things that mean the most to you...if you could only choose one or two items from your current home to take to a new one, what would they be?

  22. This is a neat idea. Like you I have all sorts of initial impressons of what this supportive community looks like. Would be fun to get more clues.

    Since there are a lot of ideas already on the table here, how about something from your childhood that's very meaningful that you carry among your possessions today.

    BTW: We spent Memorial Day 2004 and 2005 in Duck, N.C. with our extended family who live Virginia. GREAT memories. Have fun. Fly a kite for me!

  23. i love the picture page idea. I'm gonna get that on my blog too. How about a picture of your your longest serving t-shirt and its history, or your collection of meds (we all have one) or the front office of your RE's office (if they'll allow it). This is going to be so much fun.

  24. That is so funny what M said! I was going to comment on how I loved the squeaky noise the marker made! If I have some down time this weekend I may start a picture page too. Maybe I'll finally get around to doing my Braces Bunch mailings, too. I'm not sure what part of OBX you'll be at, so I won't force you to drive somewhere crazy out of your way to take a picture, but if you could take a picture of something that is very "Outer Banks" that means something to you that would be a pic of your favorite restaurant or the milepost sign where your house is.

    Have fun at OBX! I'm also a product of summers down there. I even lived there one summer during college. I'm jealous because some friends and I are suppose to be doing a girls weekend at her moms beach house since April, but our schedules are crazy.

  25. I loved Pictures Pages! I would get so excited when it came on. I have that song stuck in my head!

  26. Finally another person who used to watch pinwheels! My husband is a few years older than I and we have totally different recollections of childhood cartoons and shows. Do you remember the one with the mannequins that came to life? BTW I think teh picture pages is a great idea.

  27. What an awesome idea!! I would like to see a picture of your favorite present you ever received.

  28. I hope that you have a great trip! I will be visiting the OBX in August.....I love it there.

    I would love to see a pic of the pup.

  29. matthew m.f. miller says:

    I'm totally down with pictures. I figure if I put my life in words, I can at least show my face. I'm not ashamed - it actually makes me feel better to put it all out there.

    This is a great idea.

  30. Matthew's right, how about a pic of yourself?

    You can fish out the best one you have even if its a little dated, just a little dated mind!

    That's my request!

  31. Wow, I haven't seen this before - what a great idea. And I LOOOOOVED the pen! I wanted one like that!

    Hrm. I need to do a picture page too.

    And everyone already suggested my bright idea - how about your favorite pair of shoes?


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