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AliThinks 8:09pm, 17 December 2006
Moi, Alison -- New! Cropped!

I also blog at AliThinks, and I will probably be doing a little crossposting between here and there.

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AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Yes, these past two days have been lovely. We are at the hotel taking a little break after climbing the Notre Dame towers and walking through the Crypte Archéologique, then walking over to the Bd. St. Michel before hopping on the metro to come back here.

Thanks, we did have fun. And I think my kids are beautiful, too, but then I'm a little biased. ;-)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
Aimee looks very, very nice


eelend's 2007
AliThinks 11 years ago
Aimee is very, very nice. :-)
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
I know what you mean about your camera not always recording what your eye sees -- at any rate the grand chandelier photo is still very cool -- it's so intricate. Your little ones are adorable and I love the expression that you captured on your son.

p.s... yes, that's a bigass worm!!!!

" BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia) "
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
OOooohhh... I was going to comment on the bigass worm, but got distracted by how much I liked March 6th... a lot!

Erica Day by Day 2007
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thanks, peeps!

I am in a cyber cafe right now, but I think I will wait a bit to update my diary. I need to think about which photos to post, and what I am going to write!
dda1605 11 years ago
Your kids are beautiful. It seems you have a great time in Paris and a lot of sport too (at least a lot of steps).
Did Aimee gave birth ?

(Didier 2007 )
satrina* 11 years ago
Love the photo of Aimee and your kids! I agree with sunshinecity, they're beautiful!

Satrina: av meg
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Can't wait to see the rest of your pics!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thank you. Paris was great; the highlight of my trip here, really.

Thanks!

Here they come!
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Untitled

March 8, 2007

We climbed to the top of the towers of Notre Dame. I had never done it before, so it was a new experience for all of us. My son asked for my camera, and took about 30 photos with it. This is one of the photos that I took. The gargoyles are something. And the view of Paris is magical.

Here is my entire set of photos from Paris. There are only 24 right now, but I may add a few as time goes on.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Jeune Musicien

March 9, 2007

This young man rode the train with us from Poitiers to Niort. He was such a lovely thing, but I was too shy to ask if I could take his photo. So I sneaked a few.
AliThinks 11 years ago
"Trendy Pins"

March 10, 2007

Snapped with my cell phone while waiting in line in a store. Nice, huh? My favorite is the one that says "Porn Star."

Click on the photo to see the notes. :-)
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Hamster

March 11, 2007

Today I took the children back to their father. My daughter was happy to see her little hamster again. She was also happy because Java had kittens. Again. My ex refuses to get her fixed. (Can you see me rolling my eyes?) Actually, a few years ago, I made an appointment to have both our cats fixed, but when I went to take them to the vet, Java was nowhere to be found. She stayed away for three days, and only Sumatra got spayed.

Anyway, it was a hard day for me. My ex said some nasty things to me, and it was reminiscent of the emotional abuse he used to put me through.

It was also the last day I saw my kids on this trip. I am so ready to go home. Two more days.
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Woman On Top

March 12, 2007

I have a thing for personalized crap. It's always exciting to find my name spelled the right way. And Allan's name? Yah, good luck finding it spelled with two As, two Ls, and an N.

When I saw these bracelets in a tourist trap in La Rochelle, I had to take a photo. How could I not? Our names spelled correctly AND right next to one another. It's a sign, I tell you.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
oh my goodness that has to be a sign!!! I believe in this kind of thing! *giggle*

I love all your latest shots... especially the one of the gargoyle and the wonderful view!

Hope your last few days in Paris are peaceful and enjoyable.

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
'stee 11 years ago
argh patate is too adorable! and what a great name!

i'm sorry your ex had to give you one last dig at the end of your trip. you'll be home with allan soon, though - hurrah!

--
stee's 2007: a blank canvas
satrina* 11 years ago
That is a sign of the days to come, the two of you together again :)

Sorry to hear about your ex, as 'stee says, you'll be home with allan soon.

Satrina: av meg
leesure PRO 11 years ago
WELCOME HOME!


Lee
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thanks, everyone. I'll catch up with my diary (and yours!) in the next few days.
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
I've never been able to find touristy stuff with personalized Emil...perhaps if I looked in places where Emil was a more common name, eh?

Can't wait to welcome you home!

[edit: Now that I've read more--Welcome Home!]
_____
ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
AliThinks 11 years ago
Discount

March 13, 2007

I was perusing the clothing at Pimkie when I came upon this top. And when I saw they had my size, I decided to buy it, even though it was almost 40€. As I walked to the fitting room, I noticed the 30% off tag.

Now I really had to have this thing. Okay, so now I'm 25€ poorer, but I have a cool top.

I'm not much of a girly girl or a shopper, but sometimes the urge strikes. See my other impulse buy of that day here.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Leaving

March 14, 2007

Today I started the first leg of my journey home. I took this photo with my cell phone at the train station in Niort, France. I changed trains in Poitiers, and ended up at the TGV station at Charles de Gaulle airport. After an overnight in a hotel there, I got on the first plane, the one that would bring me back to the U.S.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Travelin' Shoes

March 15, 2007

My traveling shoes. These are so comfortable, and they are so easy to slip on and off, which is important when you go through airport security. I had to laugh at Charles de Gaulle, though. (Well, not le président, but rather the airport named after him.) The security guard there looked at them and said "Oh, you can leave them on. They're plastic."

Well, no, they're actually more like rubber than plastic. But who am I to argue with a French person?

So I floated through the security archway with my shoes on, while the poor schlubs around me had to unlace their shoes and empty their pockets.
AliThinks 11 years ago
A Cheap Cat Toy!

March 16, 2007

So the only thing I took photos of today was the cat, happy to see me and even happier to play with his gift I stole from one of the restrooms at the Philadelphia airport. Yes, of course it was unused! I may be sick, but I'm not THAT sick.

I got the idea for this cat toy from Awesome Joolie, who's a blog friend of mine. I have a little crush on her. :-)
dda1605 11 years ago
Mine are blue.......
You can argue with a french person, but certainly not with a french "fonctionnaire" on duty, with some power in his hands.

(Didier 2007 )
AliThinks 11 years ago
Ha, true that, although my former students would beg to differ with you. The only thing more stubborn than a fonctionnaire is a collégien, je crois.
~magpie~ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~magpie~ (member) 11 years ago
I love your Paris shots, Alison! One of my favorites is still the Grand Lustre I think it was? The metal thing...

The bracelets. Made me say Awwww out loud. How perfect.

Welcome home! Your kitty looks happy with his new Super toy... Or is it Super Plus toy...? ;)

Erica Day by Day 2007
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Thank you! The toy is just a regular one, I think. LOL.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
LOL
I saw that and thought, "No, it must be a toy mouse. It must be!"
[/me resists the urge to crack on the obvious]
I haven't come across Awesome Joolie's cat toy suggestion, but I did read about the continuing epic battle of Paper vs Plastic!
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Paper vs. Plastic is GREAT! :-p

Here's the cat toy post. In retrospect, it wasn't really a suggestion, but more an idea that I gleaned.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Save Internet Radio

March 17, 2007

Internet radio stations are in danger of bankruptcy because of new royalty rates set by the U.S. Copyright office, under pressure from the RIAA. This is completely unfair -- FM stations will not pay these rates -- and will be detrimental to the music industry in the long run.

Allan and I listen to Radio Paradise most of the time. It is a major part of our lives; in fact, we met at the website several years ago. Without Radio Paradise, we probably never would have crossed paths. Our lives would be poorer without each other, and without the great music we hear every day.

You can find out more about this situation here and here. Follow this link if you'd like to take action.
_________________

And Happy St. Patrick's Day! We celebrated with pasta alla carbonara. C'est vachement irlandais, je sais.

Hope that you all are having a great weekend. It's good to be home. :-)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Glad to see you home and back to your everyday life with Allan!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Happy St. Patty's! Mmmmmm, carbonara is my all time favorite.

Leesure
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thank you! I am glad to be back.

Thanks! I love it, too, and I found a great recipe for it that beats every carbonara I made in France!
msspider66 11 years ago
Welcome home!


Kelly

[Ms Spider66]
ebilflindas 11 years ago
While the RIAA chafes me to no end, I can't help but think that the music industry (as in the major labels) itself is a bloated, wheezing behemoth that needs to be purged. All this will do is force consumers to find other ways to feed their musical needs, and artists to take advantage of more accessible avenues of distribution. There are podcasts out there that focus on independent artists who sell their music through their own websites or through sites like CD Baby, where musicians make much more money per sale than they would with a big label.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Definitely. Internet radio gives exposure to artists who never see commercial airplay, and you know, IR radio listeners go out and BUY this music. The RIAA doesn't seem to understand this; they are worried that listeners are ripping the streams to get free music. While some folks do do this, I think it's so that they can enjoy the streams in their car or mp3 player...because corporate radio sucks. I hope that made sense. I have only had one sip of coffee so far this morning. :-)
dda1605 11 years ago
I have the feeling that even without the radio you and Allan would have met anyway. Such a big love, It should be "destinity".

(Didier 2007 )
AliThinks 11 years ago
Oh, thank you! It's true: we are soulmates.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Self In Car

March 18, 2007

For some reason, I wanted to type "1987." Hello? Is this thing on?

Anyway, it's been a while since I posted a self-portrait for the diary. I look very serious here, but I was not feeling heavy-hearted in any way. Allan and I were on our way home from having coffee at Third Street Stuff, a coffeeshop + shop in downtown Lexington. I love this place, and I have a photoset devoted to it. If you visit the set, you can see some of the other photos I took today. (The last four in the set, basically.)

In other news, I revamped my cv/resume and wrote a cover letter for a job I plan to apply for. I also enjoyed the Sunday paper, after nearly a month without it.

It's been a good Sunday. I hope that you've had a good day, too!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Perfect sense, Ali. I totally agree, and must admit that I used to do that with This American Life. Now that they've come to their senses and offer a podcast, I'll have to find another venue for my piracy! ;-)

I'm a stickler when it comes to the audio quality of my music, though, so ripping streams never really appealed to me. The beauty of the IR stations, especially with the advent of lastFM and Pandora, is the customization of the stream (does Paradise do this?), where music is matched to your listening habits and tastes. This way I hear songs and artists new to me, and then I look them up on my emusic subscription account.

I hope it truly is a matter of the RIAA not understanding...but a part of me thinks they know exactly what they're doing.
AliThinks 11 years ago
You can't customize the stream at RP, but I feel there's no need to: Bill Goldsmith, the DJ and RP founder, handcrafts every segue. There are no automated playlists. But there are links to iTunes and Amazon so that you can purchase the music if you want to. Take a look at the RP Playlist and tell me it's not cool. :-)

I do understand the appeal of lastFM and Pandora, though. I just have been too lazy (read: satisfied) to give them more than a cursory glance. I did look into using lastFM on my blog, but didn't follow through for whatever reason.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
awesomeness!!!!!

Love the selfportrait btw!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Wow, that is quite a playlist--looks a lot like my own library, but with more! Thank you!
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thank you! And thank you for the comment on my Third Street set!

Cool. I hope you give RP a listen!
msspider66 11 years ago
Don't worry about feeling it is 1987. I have been having flashbacks to 1985 lately.

Good uck with the job!


Kelly

[Ms Spider66]
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thanks!
AliThinks 11 years ago
So Long, My Friend

March 19, 2007

For a month now, my D50 has been having shutter problems. The shutter opens, then doesn't close. The photo gets taken, but I have to get the shutter closed before I can take another photo. There's a reason there are only 25 or so photos in my recent Paris set.

So I'm sending the camera body off to Nikon, to get an estimate on repair. I may just let the camera go. It may not be worth fixing.

In the meantime, I've been using Allan's old D70. I feel as if I've graduated or something! And in order to push my photographic boundaries, I have been using our 50mm lens exclusively.

I will miss my D50, but only because it has been a good friend. I can still take photos. Thank the gods.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I'm sure your D50 would appreciate the fine photo you've taken of her! And I'm sure she understands your feelings about the D70! ;-)
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
You're back! Hurray. . . hopefully your trip back was good - and you will be able to rest a little in the improving weather.
dda1605 11 years ago
It is very painful to let an old camera.....
You are so serious in the portrait, is it because the D50 ?

(Didier 2007 )
*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Hi Ali, I hope you can rescue your D50. I just love mine! But of course if you´re already taken by the D70...
O yeah, just listened to radio paradise for a while ... great songs!
*sweet coffee* Candy for the eye
AliThinks 11 years ago
Im sure, too!

Yes, I'm back, and glad to be. :-)

I think the sun was blinding me...I wasn't thinking about the D50...

Hi! I am lucky to have the D70 on hand, that's for sure! Glad you enjoyed Radio Paradise.
'stee 11 years ago
poor d50!
glad you're not totally without a camera though!

--
stee's 2007: a blank canvas
eelend PRO 11 years ago
nice pic
don't worry, she'll be fine :)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
oh drool drool drool!! What a sight for such poor sore eyes!!!
One day Alex, one day.. If I believe it hard enough, it might just happen right?

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AliThinks 11 years ago
Yes, me too!

I hope so. It's been a good camera.

Believe, and save your europennies! ;-)
AliThinks 11 years ago
Insomniac

March 20, 2007

I can't sleep.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Good morning from Paris...couldn't sleep either...is it the moon has tilted again? Take a nap later...

Bought my wife a D80 at christmas - she loves it to pieces. We both put on 50mm lenses and don't take them off much - hasn't been too much light here lately. Lots of good finds from ebay and in usa the prices are great - good luck with the decision. Probably just an adjustment to the d50 and its good to go again.

CollardGreens: Oops!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I just peeked over at yer blog, and...omg! You're too cute! Maybe while you're not able to sleep you can post a vid of your Squidward impression! :-)
AliThinks 11 years ago
Maybe it's the moon, effectivement...

Aww, thanks. :-) I enjoy doing the video blogs, but I will have to work up a little courage to do Squidward!
AliThinks 11 years ago
Springtime Lunch

March 21, 2007

Agnes fixed me lunch today, and we ate on her front porch, as it was a beautiful day. Her spinach salad had sliced almonds, chopped red pears, dried cranberries, and brie in it. Mmm, mmm. For dessert, Agnes made zabaglione, known to me as "sabayon," (although I never actually ATE it in France). It was very rich and sweet, and she served raspberries on the side. I love raspberries. See?

So it was the first day of spring, and it was a good one.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Love the 21st...looks too yummy. What's the wine?


Leesure
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Thanks! It's this.
satrina* 11 years ago
I have to have that spinach salad! sounds really delicious...

And I have the answer to your "I can't sleep" post, it seems I stole all your sleep -maybe CollardGreens' too- because I went to sleep really REALLY early ;)

Glad to have you back, I missed you!

Satrina: av meg
AliThinks 11 years ago
It is nice to be missed. Thank you. :)
AliThinks 11 years ago
My Philosophy?

March 22, 2007

After living in France for so long, and drinking SO much wine, I find it hard to pay American prices for decent wine. These goblets made me laugh the first time I saw them, and today Allan and I picked up a pair.

I may not always drink cheap wine out of them, but I sure did inaugurate them with some cheap stuff: Inglenook "vin rosé," at $5.99 for 1.5 liters. (I think the rest of that wine will be turned into sangria, in order to make it palatable. Because really, it's far too sweet for my taste.)
satrina* 11 years ago
:D nice! I'm guessing the green one is Allan's

Satrina: av meg
ebilflindas 11 years ago
those are awesome, ali!
the cheap wine in expensive goblets reminds me of a picture I took last summer that I called Mixed Couple.

But rosé? You can drink cheap without drinking cheap, can't you?
;-)
AliThinks 11 years ago
Ha! That is the one he used last night, yes!

Mixed Couple, indeed! And pardon, but see, rosé in France is a whole other entity. It's actually GOOD, and it's often served in the summertime. I have a little love affair with rosé. I even wrote about it. I may be cheap, but I'm not cheap. ;-)
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Yes - I add my 0.02 centimes here...Corsican Rosé is superb and only about 5 U$D per bottle! We go every year and drive back a car full of it !

Oh - Oh and from Bandol too !

CollardGreens: Oops!
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
If you think American wine prices are high, come to Taiwan. It's a big chunk of my budget!

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thanks for the backup! Corsican rosé is delish, for sure, and Bandol is exquis...

I'd love to visit Taiwan, but not for the wine! ;-)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I'm just teasing, of course! I mean, even I have had my share of Boone's Farm's Strawberry Hill!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Wow, thanks for showing me a pic of a "goblet"... up 'till today I really had no idea of what they were!!
Glasses like those, with a "stem", we call calice (chalice).

Great shot btw.. oh and that salad looks and sounds divine!

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
AliThinks 11 years ago
OK, I've never drunk that. You win.

Goblet, wine glass, stemware...to us, a chalice is used in church!
AliThinks 11 years ago
Fleurs

March 23, 2007

These flowers, sitting in the kitchen window on an overcast, balmy day.

The weather these past two days has been nice and warm, which is a welcome change. I wore a t-shirt today, but still got a bit hot when we walked to the grocery store this afternoon.

I feel like we got a lot done today. It's Allan's turn to cook dinner (teriyaki salmon, I believe), and after we eat, we'll probably watch High Fidelity. Allan has never seen the whole movie, and I've only read the book.

Not much else to say. I haven't really felt like writing lately. And my promise to write these in English AND French? You know what they say about the road to hell.
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
oh my goodness i have so much commenting to catch up on.

my crocs are pink too, only brighter -- that makes them even more obnoxious... plus they're big!

the cat toy is hilarious!

Radio paradise and paper v. plastic -- have to check those out.... I like listening to Pandora.com -- did you try them out yet?


I love the wine glasses.
have you ever had (Two Buck Chuck)
?
AliThinks 11 years ago
I have looked at Pandora, but RP has everything I need! I ought to give it another whirl, though.

And yes, I've had Two Buck Chuck, except it costs us $3.39 when we get it at Trader Joe's in Cincy.

Oh, and my Crocs are pretty big, too. ;-)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
You know what would be cool? If last.fm's AudioScrobbler could read RP's stream. Otherwise, I'm really enjoying RP. The playlist has a really organic flow to it--you can feel that there's someone actually in there, mixin' it up.

Which reminds me of one of the worst things I'd ever heard on the radio. I was in a restaurant, having lunch. They had a local, San Diego soft-rock-contemporary station on (KYXY 96.5--almost certainly one of ClearChannel's), and I heard the homogenous announcer's voice saying, "It's time for the KYXY Lunch Shuffle, where we take the human element out of the music..." I almost lost my lunch right there. They were actually using it as part of their marketing! I know I shouldn't be so surprised, but DAMN!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I wish we were having wormer weather... After a first tease at spring.... we're back to 8 degrees C!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AliThinks 11 years ago
So glad you like RP. I don't know if last.fm could read the stream...and that Lunch Shuffle sounds like my worst nightmare!

I enjoyed the warm weather for you today. It was 77ºF/25ºC this afternoon. :-)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Sounds perfect to me!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AliThinks 11 years ago
Two 3

March 24, 2007

Today was a beautiful day, and I slept most of the morning away. After rising at 11:15, I enjoyed some coffee. After lunch, Allan and I got out and ran some errands (okay, we bought a couple of growlers of beer, at my insistence). BUT, we also went to a couple of DIY stores to see their paving stones. We have a table out back that we got last summer AND WE NEVER ATE OUT THERE, not even once. Chairs would help, and until we actually decide what we want to build out there (a patio? a deck? a veranda? a mud room?), we thought we'd put some paving stones down to set the table on. An ersatz patio, if you will.

So we compared prices, then went to Church, as our friend A. calls it. We wandered around there for a while, sampled a bit of wine, got some fresh bread, got the growlers filled up.

After we got home, we set up the light tent and took photos. I've been meaning to take photos of this bottle of shower gel I brought home from France. I don't know if they sell these in the American Sephora stores, since I've never been in one here. So I finally did that, and when I was finished, I stuck my feet in the light tent.

I got that orange nail polish at Sephora, too.

Now it's time for me to make dinner -- it's my turn tonight. I'm making the same salad I had at A's house the other day.

Allan's in the kitchen. I can tell he's hungry! I am too. Gotta go.
dda1605 11 years ago
Quel pied !

(Didier 2007 )
sotonrich Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sotonrich (member) 11 years ago
Hey Alison, Loved your Paris set...I'm going there in May...I'm so excited. It'll be my first time. Any advice?

Breathed Upon - my 2007 daily dairy
sunshinecity 11 years ago
what cute feet, and that orange nail polish looks great in against the blackness of the tent!

I can't wait to see pics of your patio!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
Great pic on March 17th!! OF course!
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
Ha ha! :-)

Thanks...oh gosh...the only advice I have is to lower your expectations. Honestly. Don't plan a chock-a-block itinerary. Just get there and do what you feel up to doing. I hope that doesn't sound harsh or blasé...

Thank you! We have chairs now...the paving thingies will be here tomorrow.

Thanks! And YEAH!
AliThinks 11 years ago
Enfin! On A Des Chaises!

March 25, 2007

So we got some chairs for the famous table. And we bought some paving/stepping stones to put underneath it; they will be delivered tomorrow.

The weather has been summer-like these past three days. Yet there is a breeze that counters the heat from the sun. It's all good.
AllanThinks 11 years ago
Thanks for suggesting we go shopping yesterday. Although I don't always enjoy shopping, that trip was well worth the effort.

Allan
sunshinecity 11 years ago
oh hey, it's starting to look alive!!!
= )

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
sotonrich 11 years ago
Thats actually really helpful, we are only there for 3 days and I was worried about seeing and photographing all the "sights".

Thank You :D roll on May!

Breathed Upon - my 2007 daily dairy
satrina* 11 years ago
This place looks very nice, can't wait to see the finished version although I think right now is very inviting to sit there with a book feeling the breeze

PS: you have lovely feet

Satrina: av meg
AllanThinks 11 years ago
Sitting out there enjoying the breeze is truly one of the best pleasures of life.
AliThinks 11 years ago
My pleasure. :-)

Yes!

OK! If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask. I was in a hurry the other night, so you got the short answer...

It is lovely to sit out here...in fact, I am here now...

It's even better together.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Who AM I?

March 26, 2007

This afternoon I went to my first therapy session. It's been a long time coming, this. Although it's not the first time I've sought help, I feel it's so crucial for my well-being right now.

The therapist gave me some 'homework'. She said, "I want you to come back here and tell me who you are. A self-portrait, if you will." I laughed and said that I've taken a number of self-portraits, and gave her the link to my photostream at the end of our session.

The trouble is, I have no idea who I am. Sure, I can string together a bunch of adjectives and nouns, but it won't tell me who I am.

It's a tough question to answer, but I'm glad I have to try to answer it. It's been a long time coming.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Wow, I think that's a great task you've set yourself, both with being upfront and honest with yourself for wanting to seek therapy as well as tackling your first "homework".
That's a great question... a bit of introspection works wonders sometimes. We should all spend a little bit more time figuring out who we are!

Love this shot, btw.

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AliThinks 11 years ago
Thank you, on all counts.
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