Monday, November 23, 2009


The past couple of weeks I've kept thinking to myself there was something I promised someone I'd post, but I couldn't remember for the life of me what it was! It finally hit me today, and so I must apologize to Penny for my delay. She currently exists back in the pre-FB days and so I told her we'd post here.

Oh -- and kudos to Jessi of Creative Juice Photography! I had an absolute blast with her and felt so at ease with her. And not just because we'd spent a semester living together. Jessi is super easy-going and artistic -- exactly the right combination for family portraiture!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Favorite Phone Company

At seven years old, I had a favorite phone company. I am proud to say it was MCI. Square One TV was "brought to [my] television by generous funding from MCI, because they care[d] about the future." The message was reinforced each weekday at 3:55 when the show was wrapping up. After watching for a few weeks, I prepared to broach the subject of our long-distance carrier with my mother. Imagine my relief to hear MCI was already our phone company!

Then, years later, when they were now sponsoring Carmen Sandiego, my mom switched phone companies. It was less than a year later that MCI disappeared. I'm still rather disheartened about it all, particularly the loss of Square One.