Thursday, January 15, 2009

Photo Tag Game

Thanks to Christy, who tagged me on her blog, I get to play a photo game. The rules are pretty simple:

1.) Go to your 4th folder where you store your photos.
2.) Select your 4th picture (no exceptions)! Seriously.. no exceptions.
3.) Post the picture with an explanation and link it back to your tagger.
4.) Tag 4 people to do the same!!

Okay, so here goes. This is my picture:

It's super humiliating, actually, and was meant as a joke - but at least it has a good story. This photo was taken on the Brazil/Argentina border, in a national park called Igazu Falls. It's amazing. A HUGE series of waterfalls that pretty much takes your breath away. My family took a trip to Brazil and then Argentina over Christmas/New Years 2005-6 and we went through the park as we crossed from one country to the other. And as an aside here, the southern hemisphere is a great place to spend the winter, since that is summer for them.

This particular picture was taken in front of the main falls (there are several smaller waterfalls as well) as we were hiking around exploring the park. I would have been 24 at the time and in my 2nd year of law school, which explains why I look so cool (note the sarcasm). The humidity was doing incredible things to my hair, which is actually straight in real life, so my sister had the brilliant idea to take a picture of me wearing her aviator sunglasses looking too cool for it all. Kind of an "I'm too sexy for these falls, too sexy for these falls..." kind of deal. And for those of you for whom this means anything at all, that is a genuine Members Only jacket that I'm wearing - another piece of irnoic humor. So there I was, trying to pose, and of course all I can do is laugh, which explains the very strange expression on my face, and my sister was cracking up and all the Brazilians/Argentines/various international tourists were looking at us like we were insane, and my parents looked like they wanted to jump into the falls b/c they were so over having two crazy women as daughters. But we had fun. And I certainly never expected to be posting the photo on a blog, which I guess makes this game a success.

Here are four new people I am tagging to play the game (and I'm trying to mix it up here):


All four of these awesome cysters are kick-ass women who have great blogs, so I just thought I'd help them out by giving them a chance to share random pictures ;)

On a more somber note, there's a plane outside my apartment that just washed up in Battery Park city, literally a block from my home now. It's crazy, and I'm so thankful that everyone was relatively unhurt. Major kudos to the amazing NY rescue and emergency response teams for awesome work with this one.


  1. I have a strange suspicion that this photo of mine is going to be horrendous. Joy! Good to know I'm a kick-ass CFer in your opinion! Xx

  2. Thanks for the tag piper!

    As an aside, do you still own said members only jacket?? That is a riot!

  3. Hi –

    I ran across another CF family’s blog (Cindy's) yesterday and it’s brought me to an entire world of CF blogs! I have an eleven year old daughter with CF (and an 8 year old daughter w/o). I hope you don’t mind if I start following yours!


  4. I've tagged you for the 'lovely blog award'!! Check out my blog for the pic