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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Welcome back to Show and Tell. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. In fact, we hope you do go back to your blog and post your own Show and Tell item and then return with the link to your post. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let's begin.

If I had enough battery power to download new photos, you would have a picture of my new sassy haircut (hint: higher than my shoulders). But until I replace the batteries this weekend, a picture from BlogHer DC will have to suffice.

It's almost as if the Twitter gods had read my messages about wanting candy and swept into the lobby to lay out a feast while I listened to a panel on blogging basics. When I went to sit down for the keynote speakers, I was faced with a long banquet table covered with chocolate-covered fruit, gummy worms, malt balls, and several kinds of popcorn. I grabbed the first bag by myself and even went back for a second candy run. But I begged Cecily to do my hording from that point on because I was too embarrassed to go back for thirds. Thirds! No wonder I couldn't eat at the dinner that followed the keynote. How was I to know?


All in all, BlogHer DC was fantastic. I went to two of the blogging basics panels--sort of for confirmation that I knew how to use software correctly and also to see if I had missed anything along the way (I had). I learned NOT to talk about my cervical mucous online (too late) because it may come back to bite me in the ass later on (the information; not the cervical mucous which has no teeth). I learned that I should provide an "about" page, which I do. I also spoke at my own panel on blogging for a cause.

And as a secondary Show and Tell, what do you think of the finishing touches Cali put on the header--do you like the new site bar up at the top?

What are you showing today?

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Sunday (or earlier in the weekend or on Monday if you can't do Sunday), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything--a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn't need to contain a picture if you can't get a picture--you can simply tell a story about a single item.
  • Label your post "Show and Tell" each week and then come back here and add the permalink in the comments section below (make sure you don't just comment that you participated: add a link to your blog in your comment so people can click over). I post a new Show and Tell post every Saturday night or Sunday. I usually move people up into the body of the post every few hours.
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week.
  • If you want it...
    I've now placed a Show and Tell archive on the sidebar that will be updated each week in case you miss it. And click here for the icon code if you wish to have it for your blog. It links to the archives.

35 comments:

Lori said...

I bet that was a fun time. Candy, Twitter and a panel. Wish I'd been there.

http://weebleswobblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-tell-red-rover-red-rover-send.html

Can't wait to see the hair. Twitter about batteries so that the gods deliver.

C said...

Love the new site bar! And anxiously awaiting hair pics... one of my favorite things to do is chop off all my hair. Liberating!

My show and tell: http://sunnyinseattle-cadh.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell_18.html

angrycanrn said...

Man I feel so ripped off! I was so looking forward to the hair pic.

I'm not going to play until I see the hair. And, I've already got my post ready to go.....

Ah well..

JuliaS said...

Was noticing the new header and liking it very much - very "regal"!

Here's my S&T:

Life After Infertility & Loss

Heather J. said...

I LOVE the new look of your blog! It's great - I just want to hang out here all the time now!

Here's my link for this week - book club themed this time.

Delenn said...

I like the new look and the headers. Like the candy!

Here's mine this week:

http://polantworld.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-tell-14.html

Smiling said...

Love the crowns upto. Very easy to spot and use!

Arian said...

I can't wait to see your hair, but right now those gummies have me wistfully dreaming! lol

I am so excited this week! It was hard to wait until today to post!

http://fracturedrainbows.blogspot.com/2008/10/pass-it-on-show-and-tell.html

Another Dreamer said...

I wanted to say that I love the site bar. It's cute.

Ummm... where's the pic of your new hair cut? Weren't you going to share?

And Yum... candy :)

Here's my show and tell!

http://anunwantedpath.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell.html

battynurse said...

Yummm. Candy looks good. I'm curious now though. Why isn't a good idea to talk about CM on your blog??
Here's my show and tell for the week.
http://battynurse.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell_18.html

Brenda said...

Ooooooh, malt balls, gummy worms AND different KINDS of popcorn....it's like they read my mind. Too bad I wasn't there to partake.

I love the new header!

Here's my contribution to show and tell...

http://hopespringsinfertile.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell_19.html

Smiling said...

I am really looking forward to seeing your new do!

Here is my show and tell
http://circlesbecomeme.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/show-and-tell-half-way-through/

I think I liked the pavlova so much I am off to sort out how to make it my avatar!

Sam said...

here's my show and tell!! http://samburgess.blogspot.com/2008/10/military-thank-you.html

By the way - I love the new banner and crown buttons!

Cara said...

Mel - I'm getting haircut on Tuesday. I'll post if you do!!!

Here my S&T for the week:

http://buildingheavenlybridges.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell.html

Jendeis said...

Loving the new layout! Cannot wait to see the new do!

Meghan said...

mmmmm...candy! Loving everything about the new header but most importantly, I can not wait to see your hair!

MrsSpock said...

Yes- where is this new hair?

I am so on for BlogHer this summer!

Cassandra said...

The website makeover looks fabulous. Look forward to seeing the Lolly makeover too!

http://babysmiling.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/show-and-tell-foliage/

Tara said...

I think the website looks great!

Here is my first show and tell:

http://infertilitysisterhood.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell.html

A.M.S. said...

Here's my show and tell for the week

http://ourowncreation.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/show-and-tell/

I was hoping for new hairstyle photos too. :p

Cricket said...

I think the header is incredible, one of my very favorites blogging.

The popcorn is good, too.

My Show n Tell is about infertility and my fourth blogging anniversary. I rarely even mention fertility anymore, but it is obviously on my brain.

No gift for this anniversary

Kristin said...

BlogHer DC sounds like a blast and I love the new header.

My Show and Tell

Jen said...

Wait, BlogHer had candy? I so would have gone if I had known that...

Bean said...

First, love the new header and the new layout. Of course it means that I have to venture out of google reader every now and then, but that's good thing!

Here's my show and tell contribution

http://happinesslost.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell_19.html

angrycanrn said...

Still disappointed about the no hair pic....

but here is my show and tell anyway.

http://angrycanrn.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/show-and-tell-3/

Kristine said...

I love the new blog look! Excellent!

Today I've brought the pumpkin patch to show and tell. http://mommyneedstherapy.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell-of-pumpkin-patch-variety.html

littleangelkisses said...

I can't wait to see hair pics!

Here's my show and tell!

http://biscuit2.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell.html

loribeth said...

Sounds like fun! Here's mine!

http://theroadlesstravelledlb.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-tell-my-celluloid-guilty-pleasure.html

Dora said...

Can't wait to see the new haircut!

Love the new blog look!

Mine's candy themed this week, too.
http://isothegoldenegg.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell-light-and-fluffy-edition.html

Michelle said...

I am going to try for next week. I love the new look you have here for the blog! Now, let's see yours!

Michael, Karen and Morgan said...

This is my first show and tell.

http://simpsonfamily05.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell.html

I hope I have done everything correctly.

BTW~ Love the new header! It looks great.

Bea said...

I love what you've done with the place! Love love love. I want to see hair now. Hair! Hair!

Bea

WiseGuy said...

Hiyas...my this week's show and tell bling....


http://ovulationticker.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell-meenie-kids-around-me.html

WiseGuy said...

Hey, I liked the artwork on the header!

KandiB said...

CUTE hair! Love it! Love the idea of some little girl walking around in it, combining your experiences with hers.


Here's my show&tell:
http://themaniacalmommy.blogspot.com/2008/10/show-and-tell.html