happy blogiversary, or it’s all about me

posted by the scholar on July 18th, 2008
filed under: flotsam & jetsam, photography

warning: self-centered post chock full of funny facts about me ahead!

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more than a few weeks ago i was tagged by four fine bloggy friends and asked to reveal several random/quirky things about myself, as well as tell you what i sites i personally enjoy visiting. i have put this off for a while for a variety of reasons, i think mainly because i don’t think i’m very interesting. but once i realized that not being very interesting could count towards one of my revealing facts, i decided to take the plunge…

– i am a freak about spelling and typos. i frequently see misspelled signs, and tell myself (or others that are in the car with me) that “somebody paid cash money for that sign” aloud. i think my favorites signwise were the “newspapars” sign i saw in philadelphia once, and the “best tacos in tawn” here in chicago, where i reside. in grade school i got 100 on every single spelling test up until the 4th grade, when i received a 95. i was quite beside myself and indignantly went over to fellow classmate megan quinlask, who had been assigned the dubious duty of correcting the tests. when i pointed out that she had made a mistake in scoring my test, she pointed at my paper and said “you got one wrong. fourty.” fourty! fourty! i will never forget that. especially because that is how old i became this past may. stupid fourty. ruined my record.

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– on my business card, i describe myself as a raconteur and bon vivant. i don’t weave tales out of the air, i tell it like it is, and usually it sounds like something someone would have made up, because sometimes nutty things happen, you know? i started describing myself this way after i heard gene rayburn introduce charles nelson reilly on the match game this way.

– this month of june that just passed marked my one year blogiversary. hurrah! i have gone through regular periods of burn out and elation writing almost every day. it has been a lot of fun and it hasn’t stopped yet, so i will continue to hunt and peck and dig up as much original content as this space can hold. i love all the friendships around the world that have come out of this website. it is a strong positive thing and it powers me through the down times when they come sweeping through around here.

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– my love of reading was cultivated by my parents when i was a child, and continues to this day, although i read more online than in books these days, and i have the dry eyes to prove it. i have carefully selected the sites in my blogroll for the quality content and sparkling writing. these people have a point of view or style i thoroughly enjoy. please pay them a visit when you have time, and you won’t be disappointed!

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– out of all the myriad ways to express oneself in an artistic way, i like photography the best. i have always been attracted to and inspired by slightly askew, out of focus, beautifully composed photographs, so without further ado, i am nervous and happy and pleased to announce the grand opening of my own digital photography shop on etsy! i have been working hard on this for months and months and months, shooting, editing, re-editing, trashing, researching, biting my nails, and ultimately taking the plunge. nothing would please me more if you were to head on over there and take a peek. i am starting out slowly so there are only a handful of images right now, but there are lots more to come. let me know if your philosophy about photography is similar to mine, and i hope you enjoy them if you have a look!


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13 Responses to “happy blogiversary, or it’s all about me”

  1. El Says:

    Hoppy blagivrsry, geeji!

  2. sosser Says:

    happy b! and congrats on the shop!! can’t wait to peruse the goods… i’ve known you were a great photographer for years – now everyone else can know it too! yay!

    p.s. you are very interesting my friend

  3. paula Says:

    tod and i just looked at your photos on etsy and oohed and ahhed. love the rr pic and of course the watery rainy city picture…the brick/balloon…you really have an eye gigi. good stuff!

  4. Andrea Says:

    Happy blogiversary and good luck on ETSY. Wishing you many sales and much success, life begins at fourty!

  5. the scholar Says:

    thank you everybody – this positive energy through the computer is exactly what i was talking about up there! xo 🙂

  6. technabob Says:

    congrats on the etsy shop opening. i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again — those blue people are just amazing.

  7. the scholar Says:

    thank you to my biggest fan. 🙂 xo

  8. Melinda Says:

    Hey Gigi,

    Happy first! Here’s to fourty more.
    x

    Melinda

    ps good luck with ETSY

  9. the scholar Says:

    Thanks Melinda — did you finish that piece for the show yet?

  10. Terry Says:

    I’m late to the party, but —
    Congrats!

    T

  11. the scholar Says:

    thanks terry! 🙂

  12. Bhavna Says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary! 🙂

  13. the scholar Says:

    thank you bhavna – a happy blogiversary to you too!

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