Thursday, March 01, 2007

Do you know who these bloggers are?

As another fun example of how small and strange the blogging world is, check out this picture.




It was taken about 17 years ago when I was living in another country as a "student". I was a very skinny (no fair) 18 year old who was taking some time off school and doing a few service type projects in another country. I met another really great person there and then our paths parted ways. And then she found my blog. First we realized that we shared a religion, adoption and HOLY COW a baby steps friendship a million years and half a world away. That mystery blogger is on the left. I am in the middle (oh, how I remember that sweatshirt, I wore it every day and rarely washed it. But that is because we didn't often have water at the flat, not because I am disgusting...). On the right is my old friend Marnie, who I miss and need to find and wish that SHE would find my blog.

More tomorrow on how crazy (and awesome) our blog connections are, especially to those of us who are surrounded by little people all day....

The first person to guess who the blogger is gets a special treat in the mail (NOT a parcel bomb but thanks for the idea GcQ...). Hint, she is on my blog roll, but doesn't post pictures of herself very often.

12 comments:

Bek said...

Come on...no one?

christopher clark said...

Marnie, "THEEE MARNIE?" don't leave us in suspense! (can I get a treat because I know who you're talking about?)

Bek said...

Is this Chris or Lisa? Either way you get a treat because NO ONE ELSE wants to guess.

I guess a treat wasn't enough incentive....

tracy m said...

Well... I recognized you before you said it was you!~

Bek said...

I know this is a hard one.. I am waiting for her to comment and say that it is here!!

Tracy, you recognized me... I was so young, and skinny!! I still talked a lot. Even in Russian.

Emily said...

I haven't a clue, but I want a prize, so I am going to make a wild guess. Is it Brianna Heldt? You really must reveal yourself, mystery blogger.

Christy said...

Forever Young?

I seriously have no idea.

Syd said...

Bek, you are too funny!! And way to go Christy!! Yep, it's me! I have the exact same picture!! I look lovely! :) When Bek and I were getting 're' introduced we started to figure out that we were in Russia at the same time, and once she said when and where she lived, this picture popped into my mind and I realized that I had MET 'Rebecca' way back in the day!! Such a small small world!! We had met and I had a picture to prove it!! I love that we have that connection, and that we have so many others now also!!
And Bek, I LOVE Nora's hair. Soooo cute. But she does look really grown up with it done like that!!

Bek said...

Syd, that IS the picture you sent me, but I have a similar one somewhere......

Small world huh!! Syd is our secret weapon. She is tall, multi lingual, wonder mommy.....

Someday we will meet face to face again but until then WELCOME BACK into my life. Our kids need to meet too.....

Christie you WON!! Can you e mail me your address? I had it at one time but the computer is in the hospital.... and I have all my important info on that...

Christy said...

I'm so lucky! I was looking through your blogroll the other day and I saw some really cute pictures on Forever Young so since you mentioned you had adoption in common, I thought it would be a good guess. I knew it wasn't me!

I'll email you pronto.

Christy said...

Okay, I can't find your email address anymore. I must not have transferred it to my address book. You can email me at sra_nelson AT yahoo

when you get a chance.

Heffalump said...

I just got to this blog via another blog, via ANOTHER blog. And I see this picture with a girl in it that looks like an old friend of mine from the singles branch in Vancouver, WA. And what do you know! She even has the same name! And she went to Russia on her mission! What a small world! I am not sure she would remember me though. I used to be Heather Allen.