Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Show your best side challenge

Gillian from A Daft Scot Lass threw down the challenge gauntlet to display on my blog five photos I really like, then say five things I like about myself. BUT she also mentioned in her comments that she hope we get creative with it.

That being said and with creativity being so subjective coupled with the fact that I am wishy washy, I am posting two sets of five. Now I have never said I am trying to maintain any sort of pictorial anonymity because I have made appearances in an early blog called "The Gentleman Child" and in "The Monkey House". Although Monkey House was only a reflection of me.

Here is set of five number one -

Gettin' ready to go huntin' bar with Dan'l Boone -age four.



Reflecting.


Enjoying a bit of Northwest sunshine.



At my best in black and white.



Wondering how long it will be before the rain starts again.


Now for set number two - A day at the beach.







Now the hard part. Five things I like about myself: 1) I am loyal - to a fault; 2) I am not afraid to do something stupid in public - stupid being anything that embarrasses my kids which leave the door pretty wide open; 3) I am open minded; 4) I am willing to change and; 5) I have a great sense of humor.

Now five bloggers I push this curse off on like some unwanted plague of a chain letter.

Janna at the Jannaverse. The Bipolar Diva. Chris at Enchanted Oak. The Doctor at Dr. Heckle. And Evalinn at The World According to Evalinn.

17 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Finally got to see you without the monkey suit.

Deb said...

I LOVED this post! :)

The Bipolar Diva said...

I just finished it! Thank you, it certainly made me think.

Matty said...

Now this is a neat insight to the Monkey Man. I think this is the first I've gotten to see the real you. Cool.

Katherine said...
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Katherine said...

You started off all mysterious like, monkey man ... showing us a little bit more of you in each picture and then 'the big reveal' in the last photo. And may I say you are looking very suave in that photo! Great post Monkey~~!

Brian Miller said...

great pics monkey! i was wondering if we were really going to get to see you but you did not disappoint...

willow said...

Love the contemplating the rain shot!

Janna said...

I don't have a camera anymore, so I can't post any new pictures, but I can probably dig up some old ones that have been rotting away on my hard drive all this time.

Five things I like about myself? Yeesh... I'll try. (FIVE???)

How about "I do not currently have toenail fungus"?
Does that count?
Wait... I better check to be sure.

Enchanted Oak said...

Oh, hooray. A mystery solved: You don't have long hair.
This was fascinating. I loved the first five pics. So coy of you. And the next four: interesting, and definitely not the right material for an FBI's Most-Wanted poster. At last, the finale, someone who might be your neighbor or your cousin Rick reveals his face. I wouldn't put it past you.

Gillian said...

who is the tartan mad man in one of yer pix?

Gillian said...

very nice...thanx for sharing all your pix with us. Now we can put a face to the name.

mission accomplished!

Monkey Man said...

All - I put up a link to a photo in my story about the Gentleman Child. I haven't been shy about show my face, it's just that the opportunity doesn't often come about.

Gillian - Thanks for the challenge. The tartan mad man is my daughter. Running from the Tsunami sign. We are MacGregor Clan.

Janna - You will be awesome at this. Old photos or just something you find on the net. You'll kick ass.

C.M. Jackson said...

loved this--great post and shots--

Marla said...

This is one of my all time favorite posts. Awesome!

evalinn said...

Nicely done MonkeyMan! And of course I´m picking this up...though the post will be some time next week. :-) Thanks for passing this on to me.

Kelley said...

I agree with the person above about how you started out mysterious and then there was the big reveal at the end- just like your poems! Your comment on my blog about the chickens and about it all happening before the Civil War made me seriously laugh out loud. Thanks so much for sharing a little more Monkey Man history with us!