For the photo a day meme: a photo of something you enjoy doing.
For the photo a day meme: a photo of you at a restaurant.
Anyone who has ever gone to a restaurant with me knows I am usually taking pictures of what I am eating, not of myself. Good thing I usually dine with someone who likes to take pictures of me.
This was taken during our honeymoon by FunkyPlaid at Café Nell, a Portland restaurant so fine I almost don’t want to tell you about it because if it gets too popular for me to ever eat there again then I will only have myself to blame.
For the photo a day meme: a photo of you at work.
I don’t have any photos of me doing work at work. In fact, I have no idea what I look like while I am doing work at work. That is probably for the best. But here is a self-portrait that I snapped in my office the day I kept getting compliments on my pirate costume … that wasn’t a costume.
For the photo a day meme: a photo of one of your relatives.
This one counts double, because it is a photo of my dad taken by my uncle! O, yes, and I am in there too because it is another wedding photo. Are you getting tired of these yet?
For the photo a day meme: a photo of your best friend(s).
I wanted to wait until I had a photo of FunkyPlaid with my Attendants of Awesome from the wedding, but this will have to do. Courtney took this of my five Attendants of Awesome — Lara, Hawk, Ryan, Courtney, and Jason — plus me and my mom! We had just gotten our nails done for the wedding.
Not pictured: my stepmom and my mother-in-law, but they always deserve a mention.
For the photo a day meme: a photo of you.
There are many photos of me smiling, but I like this non-smiling self-portrait taken three and a half years ago. I unwittingly captured something essential about that period of my life, something I remain unable to describe in words.
This is best viewed larger on a black background.
For the photo a day meme: a photo of you in your twenties.
I am not exactly sure when this was taken — likely in 1994 or 1995 — but I would recognize that decor anywhere. It’s Perkins Family Restaurant in Meadville, Pennsylvania! I spent so much time there that sometimes I even revisit it in my dreams.