I’ve never actually done one of these “tagging” meme things before. But I like this one. It’s a good way to put a face with the person who writes a particular blog.
So for starters, that’s me on the right (…the far right). On the left is my mom.
Okay, so it was 1995, and we were high on Florida sunshine and ocean air at the time.
I can’t think of a better explanation for why we might have felt compelled to actually let them “photograph” us like this. It was at Universal Studios in Orlando, and obviously all that is real are the faces.
Here’s the real me in photographs…
Why I’m Doing This
I agree… pictures can tell a lot about the who, what, where & why a blog exists.
You know, the story-behind-the-story.
So I appreciate those who have taken the time to participate and share their photos as part of the “Face Behind The Blog” meme.
Okay, here we go…
My Life In Photographs
#1 This is pretty much how I look today… all the way down to the very t-shirt I’m wearing.
No really. I wrote about this being my all-time favorite t-shirt that I purchased on Cocoa Beach, Florida circa 1991. (Do they even still make Ocean Pacific OP clothing? If so, I want another shirt just like this one!)
This photo is from the Summer of ’06 and I still wear this t-shirt whenever I’m lounging around the house. (I’m wearing it now as a matter of fact.) The only thing is… I can no longer wear this shirt beyond the confines of our house. Because… notice the small hole that was starting to appear in a not-so-desirable place? Well, that hole now makes this shirt of the rated-R variety. As soon as it reaches rated-X, it’s off to the garbage, I promise. I don’t know why I refuse to let this shirt go…
See, you’re learning a lot about me already, right? (No, please don’t remove this site from your bookmarks yet… it gets better!)
#2 This is how I spend my time…
I keep asking Jim to take more pictures of me. But he only seems to photograph me when I’m taking pictures. Hmmmm. I guess that means I spend a lot of time taking pictures!
Yep, this is how you’ll usually find me these days… with a camera in my hands. (Sometimes a camera in one hand, and the dog leash in the other. Or a camera in one hand and a Jeep steering wheel in the other. You know, “action shots”.)
Here’s a funny sidenote…
When I went into the camera store to buy a new digital SLR camera, they asked what type of photography I was mostly going to do. I said action photos. “Oh, like sports, pets, and wildlife?” they asked. “No, like from a moving car… while I’m driving” I said.
It’s true, I never leave home without my new Nikon D80 in hand. And many of my photos are shot while I’m driving. Call me crazy (or lazy, or a danger to society), but how else could I capture pictures like these?…
Another reason drive-by-shooting is currently a necessity for me is the fact that I have this other website called The Fun Times Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Unfortunately, there is no single spot that you can go to capture all of the photos you need for a site like this. (I’ve taken 2,614 photos and counting!) So you just drive and photograph what you see as you see it! (Jim won’t go with me and do the driving anymore because the trip became “boring” to him after the first 2 or 3 dozen times we drove on the Natchez Trace Parkway together.)
So, how many digital photographs do you take each year? When I wrote this, I was averaging 5,000 plus. But in the 5 months since then… I’ve taken 5,866. So I guess I’m averaging between 13,000 to 15,000 digital photos …a year! (Must be the new camera and the fact that I’ve added a few more websites since then.)
#3 This is one of the more recent pictures I have with me in it.
Meet my husband, Jim. He’s the better half in charge of all things behind-the-scenes with The Fun Times Guide websites. Here we’re enjoying the Canadian Rockies.
#4 This is my all-time favorite picture of the two of us.
It’s a self-portrait while I’m holding one of those “blind spot” mirrors and we’re riding around in the Jeep — with the top down. Just havin’ FUN!
More About Jim & Lynnette…
A unique perspective on the 2 people behind this web site (and the entire network of sites at TheFunTimesGuide.com): Jim and Lynnette.
For those who told us “No” or said we’d never be able to do it… Proof that whatever you set your mind to, you can do!
It all happened so fast!… Here are the details of our whirlwind courtship and barefoot-on-the-beach wedding in the Bahamas. Let the good times roll!
There’s so much to say about our dogs that we created an entire website called The Fun Times Guide To Dogs. It includes all the fun(ny) stories and pictures of our pets: Destin, a Black Lab/Golden Retriever mix; Tenor, a Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix; and Jersey, an American Eskimo dog. Plus, the site is loaded with great tips for dog owners!
While many people have driven one or maybe 2 RVs in their lifetime… we have been renting, borrowing, and transporting RVs for years. These days, most of our RV roadtrips take place aboard a 2002 Monaco Signature Series motorhome.
Want to know more about us? Then start reading! You’re bound to learn a lot about us and the things that motivate us on a daily basis after browsing through some of the articles here at The Fun Times Guide.