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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The 56th Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. 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. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid's dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let's begin.

First and foremost, welcome to Show and Tell at its brand new place and time. The list will go up every Wednesday evening and will close on Friday night--a big window for adding your own item to the mix. How do you participate? Just think of something to show and tell the class; it's just an old school, standard, fidget-in-front-of-the-class presentation. You can do it with pictures or simply tell a story. It is not too late to participate unless it's after Friday night and is too late for this week. But save your post for next week because this happens every Wednesday night.

My item? This past Sunday, the women of TOOTPU got together for lunch. Afterwards, we took a picture outside the restaurant, clogging the walkway for all the people trying to get into the nearby mall.

From left to right: Sell Crazy Someplace Else, Me, A Real Life, Hoping for Another Lovebug, B, Our Family Beginnings, Hopeful Mamma, A Little Sweetness, The Happy Hours, Two Hot Mamas, Body Diaries by Lucy, Chez Perky

I've always had a bond with Hoping for Another Lovebug that started via email and finally culminated with meeting face-to-face through TOOTPU about two years ago. This weekend, we discovered that we're actually related. Her husband is first cousins with my first cousin's husband. Which means that not only did she gain honourary Jewish status by this connection, but we are now family forever. Do you see what starting a blog can do? It can bring you new family members.

My new cousin who is also my old friend--isn't this like a preteen-girl's fantasy come true? Her friend turns out to be her cousin? And then we start sharing a pair of jeans and talking about boys and crying because of something we read written about us in a popular girl's slam book?

Lastly, boobs.

I was signing a copy of my book when Katie mentioned that she had wanted her book signed too, but she had lent it to her MIL. She told me that her husband said that I should sign her boob instead. I have always wanted to sign her lovely lady humps, so I jumped on this idea.
Oh--and I should mention that we're standing outside the swankiest mall in Virginia.

At this point, I can't remember how I turned the pen on A Little Sweetness's lovely mammaries (maaaaaammaries, in the corners of my bra, misty signature scrawled mammaries, of my fellow TOOTPUers).

Fine, so it was less Girls Gone Wild and more a statement about how much I love my girls. I love my TOOTPUers. I feel so lucky to have met a group of women where we can sign our boobs AND celebrate our victories AND commiserate during our disappointments AND become family members AND eat a lot of chocolate.

Oh, and of course I got mine signed too. Like that shit-eating grin? You may need to click on the picture to enlarge to see it.

Josh and I saw UP that evening and as I left the theater, sobbing, Josh said, "I am trying really hard to take you seriously right now, but you're walking around with a woman's name across your breast. It's just hard."

Saving the rest of my TOOTPU photos for the Roundup on Friday. No more breasts, but some fun photos from the day.

What are you showing today?

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (hint: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog's name, not your name). The list is open from now until late Tuesday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

1. Weebles Wobblog
2. Dragondreamer's Lair
3. The Olsons
4. Delenn
5. Fatty Pants
6. An Unwanted Path
7. IF Optimist, then...
8. Wise Guy
9. In Due Time
10. Destined to be an old women with no regrets
11. Becoming Whole
12. Production Not Reproduction
13. The Infertile Sushi- loving Princess
14. Two Hot Mamas
15. A Little Hope
16. The Happy Hours
17. Our Family Beginnings
18. Meim
19. Hobbit- ish Thoughts and Ramblings
20. Life Induces Thoughts, mostly random
21. Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed
22. Infertility Podcast & Blog
23. Baby, Borneo or Bust...
24. JJ @ Reproductive Jeans
25. Vintage Mommy
26. Not A Fertile Myrtle
27. cowboyboot lady
28. Dora - My Preconceived Notion
29. Barren Albion
30. Lorza

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 Wednesday night (or earlier in the day or any time before Friday night), 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. The list opens every Wednesday night and closes on Friday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post "Show and Tell" each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog's main url--use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good "ooooh" and "aaaah" and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it's missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


Lavender Luz said...

The modified Barbara Streisand song will be in my head all night!

What a fun time. I'll make sure I have a Sharpie next time I see you.

Jen said...

You realize that you will now have to sign the boobs of anyone you meet who reads this website, right? Specifically, mine.

Kristin said...

No fair Jen...I want my boobs signed first! Girl fight!!!

Mrs. Olson said...

Wow that is so awesome you got to sign someones boobs! That makes you a bonafide rock star mamma!

Delenn said...

Ohh, a rated X post! Sounds like a fun time!

loribeth said...

Cracking up here!!

And I want to know what you thought about "Up."

areyoukiddingme said...

You're hilarious!

FattyPants said...

I have heard part of Up is hard to watch if you aren't really on solid footing too.

Boob signing is great. Every one of us will now want our boobs signed. What a trend you've started.

Another Dreamer said...

LOL about the boob signing.

Love it.

Great picture of all of you :)

IF Optimist, then... said...

Yay for bodacious ta tas! MrBeep and I went to a burlesque version of Alice and Wonderland a few months back. It was great to be able to yell BOOBIES! at the top of our lungs while cheering the performers on. Now I get to yell it here too.


Katie said...

I think what was the funniest part was the fact we were standing outside the Galleria. Also the fact that I asked someone I just "met" to sign my boob :)

Just Meim said...

As I was reading this, giggling incessantly, my husband said, "you are having WAY too much fun over there." You should have seen his face when he saw what I was looking at! HAHAHAHAHA!

Beautiful Mess said...

Awesome pictures! Looks like you all had a great time! I love it!
P.S. laughing about Jen and Kristin's girl fight!

The Steadfast Warrior said...

SO awesome that you were all able to get together. Nothing like a band of friends to shake things up! Boob signing definitely takes it to whole new level.

I have to admit to being more than a little envious. I wish I had some fellow bloggers who lived where I did. So that we could take all the online banter and chemistry and turn it into the hugs, laughs and companionship you get in real life.

becomingwhole said...

I so wish I lived in the greater TOOTPU area...and I'm definitely packin' a sharpie anytime there's a POSSIBILITY that Mel might be around. :)

WiseGuy said...

LOLOL....Have you decided on issuing ratings?

Nice boobie display there!

Heather said...

Hey, my Show & Tell is about boobies, too! Heh.

battynurse said...

Looks like so much fun. I want to come to one of your TOOTPU meetings and meet everyone!

sunflowerchilde said...

Hillarious! I want to hear your thoughts about Up, also.

Tash said...

I know EXACTLY where you were! Is that middle eastern restaurant still on the lower level? That is the restaurant I have yet to replace here. Oh, and the person I miss most in VA works in that mall -- my old hairdresser. She was a godsend apparently, because no one here can cut my hair.

Good thing you have boobies to make me laugh because otherwise this just depressed me.

Just Meim said...

BTW, I love the change to show and tell! More days means a better chance I can participate, just like I did FOR THE FIRST TIME this week! YAY!

Miriam said...

hysterical post. also, UP - incredible. i've posted my show and tell as well, not sure if i needed to comment here, so, doing it to cover my ass :)

Queenie. . . said...

That's hilarious. And I'm kinda envious of all those boobs. You might have a hard time finding mine if you tried to sign them.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Absolutely fabulous! You realize you may now have random women flashing you?

Thanks for the giggle!

kate said...

HAahah! Thank you so much for the smiles. I needed that today.

Suzie said...

Love the post!

Bluebird said...

Just laughed out loud at your hubby's comment! Too much - and so glad to finally see pictures of the infamous boob signing :)

cowboyboot lady said...

Sounds like a fun lunch, especially the boob signing! I just posted my first Show and Tell! I love this site, Mel! It's both encouraging and supportive. I look forward to your posts.

Dora said...

Hilarious! Love the boob signing pics!

JamieD said...

I love it! I think my favorite part is Josh's comment because my husband made a similar comment to me last weekend.

We went to see a shipwreck exhibit and the pirate that took my ticket insisted on drawing a mustache on me. I didn't want to hurt his feelings, so I consented. The rest of the day was full of, "I can't take you seriously while you're wearing that mustache."

I feel your pain.

Lorza said...

That is awesome! I wished I lived up there with you guys! The boob signing is funny. You are a RAWK star!!