Plants First, Fish Next

The original intent of this journal was to chronicle the trials and tribulations of the struggling twenty-something, as I searched for love and happiness in the small city-burb of ManchVegas, NH. Now, I'm thirty-something, I've found love in many forms, happiness in even more, and now the struggle is just... well... life. And finding time to do the million and one things I want to do- including writing.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


AKA: where I am forced through vague internet social law to post something on this blog and then attempt to force 4 more people to do the same.  Out of love, of course.

Heather from Domestically Flawed lovingly tagged me in this little photo post meme thingamabob (god I feel old today).

  1. Go to the fourth folder where you store your pics on your computer (or in picasa in my case)
  2. Pick the fourth photo in the folder
  3. Explain the picture
  4. Tag four people to do the same

Brother Mine reading a Cookie Monster book to me and Blankey circa 1982

I was saving this one for a Blast from the Past post, but since I haven't posted at all in a while...  Brother Mine is 3 1/2 years older than me, but it always felt like more when we were growing up.  He's very very very smart (too much for his own good sometimes), so he was also moved forward in school.  We played together sometimes, but growing up we were never "close" like secret keepers or anything.  We bonded a bit as our parents split, but even our differing takes on the divorce kept us separate.  I treasure this photo because it was one of the rare and special times that my big brother paid full attention to me, which as a younger sister was all I wanted.  We're closer now than we've ever been, yes, with 3,000 miles separating us.

Also, I sucked my thumb until I was 8 and got my first retainer.  Do not let your children suck their thumbs.  I was at the orthodontist for 8 years until they finally just gave up and said "good enough."  Not that my parents didn't try- I was a stubborn child.

Ok, now I have to tag people.  If I tag you, don't feel too obligated, though I would love to see a picture post from you.  :-) It's out of love, remember.  So Josh, Sherpa, Heatherella, and Encarna, get to it!!