Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Round Robin Challenge: "Past v. Present"

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. Thats why they call it the present."

-Babtunde Olatunji

For the last Round Robin challenge of 2006, Connie has chosen for us, "Past v. Present," as our theme to tackle. Tee Hee. I am kinda breaking the rules a bit with this one, because I decided to post of photo of me when I was a little girl. Since I didn't take the "Past" photo myself, I can't really take credit for it, but I did take the photo below, which will illustrate my "present." I chose to use my own likeness for my challenge entry, because it represents a big step for me, especially here in the Internet world. 2006 was the first time I posted a photo where you could see my whole face, as opposed to the partial looks I had previously posted.

You kinda got to know me one feature at a time. LOL. An eye here, a nose there. Here an ear, there an ear... lips, feet, fingers. LOL. Yep, I confirmed I had all my parts, but I never showed myself as one complete person. Why you ask? Ok, well, hold onto your hats, see, I am basically a shy person. I have an outgoing personality, and I love people, and going places, but I am really a pretty private person in life. Weird contrast... yes, I know. Try as I might, I am just me. As I once said on my AOL journal, under the "About Me" section. "I am nothing special, just a lady who loves museums, and reading, and of course, discovering the world through my camera lens. Nothing special." As you can see by the two photos... I look almost exactly the same since I was 7 years old. I'm just me, past and present. :)

Thank you Connie! This was a great idea for a challenge! Be sure to visit the rest of the Round Robin participants.

Linking List

1. Connie... WINDSWEPT/Connie's Country Life

2. Karen... Outpost Mavarin POSTED!

3. Carly... Ellipsis... Suddenly Carly POSTED!

4. Janet... Fond of Photography

5. Julie... Julie's Web Journal

6. Suzanne R... New Suzanne R's Life POSTED!

7. Steven... (sometimes) photoblog POSTED!

8. Brad... We-Is POSTED!


Anonymous said...

Hey, you were a cute kid. You look pretty good all grown up, too. :)

Gaboatman said...

Nicely done! Good topic and a great entry. You were a cute kida and you ain't bad grown up, either! Thanks for the trust you've put in us, your readers.

Anonymous said...

You and I did basically the same thing, although I broke the rules a bit more and didn't take a self-portrait! LOL! I like your pictures -- they show you for the lovely person you are and have always been!

Anonymous said...

Looking good!

Anonymous said...

what a cutie-pie!
i am pretty sure i had that dress too back in the day. it's looks better without the bad home perm and blue cat's-eye glasses.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I love the child-you photo and the way you present it here, and of course I've loved your adult self-portrait since first I saw it. Brava, ma brave!

Nancy said...

Great entry, Carly. I'm glad to get to know, and see...ALL of you!

V said...

In the flesh Ondine! Wonderful!

Janet said...

You look so much like an old roommate of mine when I lived in VA. Love your interpretation and it's nice to see you!

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