03 January, 2012

January Posting Challenge - Day 3

I hope you all are following along with Tina (and Jean starting on Wednesday). If anyone else wants to play, just let me know and I'll stick you on the 30 Day Challenge blog roll. :) My list (with links to each post so far) is here.

Day Three's instructions are to show a picture of me with my friends.

I have to admit it's rather tough to do. I have a pic of Michele and me sitting on a sidewalk (I'll show that pic later, as the prompt comes up). As far as I know, that's it.

I was, however, a guest speaker at a writing conference in Des Moines a few years ago and several of my online friends attended. One - Sue - talked another attendee into taking a picture of all of us, and she ever-so-sweetly agreed to let me show that photograph here.

So here we are. I'm the tall one in back (this was before my eyes were lasered so I'm wearing glasses) and I'm putting bunny ears behind my writer buddy Valerie Griswold Ford. Some of these folks I only know online from the Forward Motion Writer's Group, so I hope they forgive me for using their usernames instead of their real names, but they are (left to right) Mistyck, Me, Valerie Griswold-Ford, Sue Petroulas, Lucas Dalton, Kris Whinery, and Prue.

They all came to Iowa (some even flew in from Texas or the East Coast) for a small local conference. I'd met Val before, and hung out with both her and Sue at other conferences later, but it was the first time most of us had ever seen each other in person. We got along great and pretty much talked ourselves hoarse. Good memories, good times. :)


Anonymous said...

Like you, many of the friends I interact with on a daily basis are online but I have yet to meet them. This is a great picture though - how tall are you???

Tammy Jones said...

I am approximately 5'9" barefoot. I usually wear sneakers and nothing higher than a 1" heel. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm 5'7 barefoot. My daughter, she's taller than me, close to 5'8 I think. I love being tall, long legs. :D