Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday

This month's Self Portrait Tuesday theme is along the lines of April Fool's Day.

Let me introduce you to my very lovely sister-in-law, Janna. I was in New York on vacation - which seems a little of an oxymoron for me... New York - Vacation. Sounds strange when said together when for over fifteen years I was just another slave of New York dreaming of those very few vacation days when I could plan my escape. Living there wasn't always that rough, it was just a long adrenaline rush. Moving to Chicago was kind of like going into rehab - not really realizing how bad the coke habit was until it wasn't there anymore.

Janna planned an evening out that included dinner and an off-broadway show that was worth a few laughs (thanks for the tickets, sweetie). The joke is, I took this photo while we stood in the street, trying to get Times Square in the background. For the life of me, I would avoid that area like the plague when I lived there. Here, I am a tourist, trying to photograph myself in front of one of the nation's ugliest landmarks, and I couldn't even get the framing right.

As the photo shows, the best part of the evening was time spent with Janna. It was just her and I and we could have been anywhere.

Disclaimer: I would still move back in a second if the opportunity was right.

3 comments:

  1. I love this post. I love the picture of you and your friend. My daughter loved New York, which frightens me a bit. I have to admit, I'd be sad if she moved away to Manhattan some day. :( Oh, and I still subscribe to the Chicago Tribune. LOL Old habits die hard.

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  2. I totally need to send you the photos I took last week of Eli in "LEGO Time Square." Maybe you could photoshop you and Jana into the picture. Happy April.

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  3. That post had me chuckling at you doing the touristy thing in New York!

    What a great picture hon!

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