“Face Behind the Blogger” collection was started by Dave Airey because blogging is truly international, and the chances of meeting the people behind your favorite blogs are slim, a face to the name of someone you havenâ€™t met helps recognition and adds a more personal feel to your conversations. Stevie (revenge) tagged me with it about a week ago – I figured it was time to pony up the goods over here. It took me a while to find some older pictures of myself – – ones that were not scanned, I simply laid out on the table and took a picture of the picture (so I apologize for the quality of some of these photos!).
And you thought I didn’t spend any time away from my computer. Pfft! The pictures are chronological:
Most mothers aren’t thrilled to show photos of how they looked immediately after the birth of their child. I don’t remember, I think this may be a day after, not immediately after. Here are two pictures of me with my newborn son (who will be 18 in September) – this was 1989 –
I graduated nursing school in 1994 – here are few shots from the graduation ceremony – man was my hair short, and curly!
From right to left: My friends Deb, Val, Jennifer and then me.
To celebrate graduation – my boyfriend (at the time – his name was Joe) – took me to Florida. Here’s the gratuitous beach shot:
If you ever hear me complain of chronic back pain, I swear this is the weekend that did it. It’s 1995 and here, I’m up at my friend Deb’s cabin (northern Wisconsin) where her teenage boys introduced me to the joys of riding an ATV (all terrain vehicle). In no time at all they had me taking jumps and I was getting some serious air on those machines! The first time I did it – they didn’t tell me to lift my ass up off the seat when landing – – which, I didn’t and the landing jarred my back pretty damn good. I couldn’t move for a few days and I blame all my back problems on this day:
On the same ATV machine – behind a tree. And yes, I really did hit it and Deb though it was picture perfect:
We spent the end of the day relaxing by tubing in the river:
Those are all the past shots I could dig up for this little project of Dave’s. Here are a few more recent ones:
I LOVE to downhill ski. Here’s a picture from our trip to Lake Tahoe in 2002
Chris and I on a cruise somewhere in the Carribean. This is the trip he proposed!
Joelle of Moxie and I in Austin at the SXSW Interactive – 2006
My favorite topic – one of our wedding pictures from June 2006
Image of me under the sea, scuba diving in Bonaire – 2006
Some other ‘Faces Behind the Blogger’ participants you may want to check out (*List updated 6/7/07):
Gayla at Mom Gadget
Char at Essential Keystrokes
Paul at Reflections
Rob at 2Dolphins
Zep at The In-Sect
Ingo at Stixster
Stevie at Lost In Cyberspace
The Paper Bull at (oddly enough) The Paper Bull
Dawud Miracle at dmiracle.com
Wendy Piersall at eMoms at Home
Dennis BjÃ¸rn Petersen at Petersen Inc.
Randa Clay at Randa Clay Design
Drew McLellan at The Marketing Minute
Becky McCray at Small Biz Survival
Phil Gerbyshak at Make it Great!
Steve Woodruff at StickyFigure
Dave Olson at Live the GREAT life that you desire
Greg at Become a Remote Control SEO
Ariane Benefit at Neat Living Blog
Genesis at the At Home Mom Blog
Armen at iFFECT.NET
Mihaela Lica at Online Public Relations
Tara at Graphic Design Blog
Doris Chua at Home Office Women
Edward Mills at Evolving Times
Tony D. Clark at Success from the Nest
Jonathan-C Phillips at SmartWealthyRich
Karen at A Deaf Mom Shares Her World
Lisa Gates at intrinsic life design
Rammel Firdaus at rammelfirdaus.com
Carol at Pentimento
Adam Kayce at Monk at Work