Thursday, September 11, 2008

Me and My Hand

You know, I've been thinking recently that I really love all my new bloggy friends. Josh makes fun of me for being totally anti-social except when it comes to the blog world (and it's true...). You have all become a very real support system to me in ways that you may never know. Sometimes I think about this and how funny it is that I've never met any of you in person (well, except for my IRL friends who come play :)). I mean, I feel like you can tell a lot about a person by their physical traits (no, I'm not saying that I judge people by their outward appearance, it's just that it's interesting to see the body and soul combined, you know?). Anyway, today I've decided that I'd like to share a little bit of me with you. So today I give you, my left hand. You excited yet? You should be. Anyway...

From spare time


This is my left hand. It says that I'm married to a wonderful hubby who loves me. It says that I'm pasty white and the only reason I go outside is so that the puppies' bladders don't explode. It says that I believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and that I'm not really afraid of needles, or being labeled (which, by the way, I told Lula that I would tell the harrowing drama of my tattoo one day, and I will, just not today). If you look closely, it says that I keep my fingernails short (a spill-over from the decade during my childhood in which I played piano and had to keep them trimmed at all times). If you saw it in person, you'd see that I have small fingers (as in, when I picked up my wedding band from the jewelers, he asked me if it was a child's ring) which is fine since I'm just barely over 5' tall. You can't really tell in this picture, but at the moment the fingernail on my ringfinger has a small dent in it from where I nearly sliced my finger open the other day (thank you Jesus for giving us fingernails!). If you flip it over, there's still a faint remnant of the callouses that used to inhabit my hands at the base of my fingers from the years that I was a gymnast.
Well, I suppose that's about the extent of what this hand'll tell you... Anyway... Have a happy day!



***Seven years ago today, I was sitting in Physics, waiting for Dr. Bottrell to start class. He walked in, turned on the tv and said, "Some things are much more important than Physics". I haven't forgotten.***

13 comments:

Ronnica said...

That does give us a glimse more of you...thanks!

I was in class 7 years ago today, as well, but my professor didn't know so we had class as normal.

Lula! said...

I LOVE THIS! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST! Yes, I'm kinda screaming.

And you KNOW I am loving your new background. Fer shure.

Seven years ago today I was checking e-mail after sleeping in (I was in my 2nd trimester with Libbey and housebound due to extreme all day long sickness), and when I logged onto Yahoo I saw that a plane had hit the first tower. I raced downstairs, turned on the TV, plopped on the couch...and stayed there 'til midnight. Scared. Mad. Broken. Devastated. Fearful. And praying the entire time...

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

I feel the same way about my blogging community.

Katie said...

I could tell you were a piano player before I read it. There is something more than the trimmed nails... rounded tips of the fingers scream piano player to me, I don't know why you have that in common, but I wish I were as gifted!!

anne said...

I played piano too...though I'm pretty sure I'm pretty awful now...and my fingers are not nearly as nice as yours!
I love my bloggy friends too...they've been there for me...sounds hokie but it's true...and I got to meet a bloggy friend in person...and she was real!!! Megan Koch, I think you and she read each others blogs.
Great idea of sharing bits of you..
fyi...I'm just over 5 feet too...:)

anne said...

oh, and ps, I LOVE your new fall blog look. Very chic!

Julie said...

love the new look and thanks for sharing about yourself! You are a star!

Breanne said...

What a great post!! Love it. New design is super cute.

JMBMOMMY said...

What a fun way to share! Glad I found your blog. I grew up in Shreveport, La...sounds like you may be near there. I am in Texas now. Enjoyed reading today.

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

Cool tattoo! Glad to see someone else sees the Christian symbolism in it. I used to have a picture of it on a personal site and everyone would ask me if I like the "Charmed" TV show :P

Kat said...

Very cool. I would love to get a tattoo. But I can't think of anything that is so meaningful to me that I would want it imprinted on my body forever. I am still waiting to be inspired. I also want a nose ring. But I digress.

I wanted to thank you very much for visiting me on my Georgia day via BATW!

Megan said...

your blog is always changing! i love it!

oh, that was a great hand post- holy moley, you CAN tell a lot about you from your hand! oh, and you're right- you can't play instruments with long nails! i keep mine trimmed too...

Megan

Debbie said...

I think this is my favorite layout so far. And it's funny that everytime I check in on you, it's different! And right now I screaming inside, I THOUGHT OF POSTING THE EXACT SAME THING recently. EXACTLY. WOW! I just can't believe that we had the same thought! That was a GREAT post! And I am 5'2"..I pictured you much taller than me. So fun to know these facts about you.