5/27/08

How Would I Know You? Describe Yourself To A Fellow blogger Sent To Pick You Up At The Airport Sight Unseen





Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question. I'm sorry it's so late in the day, but because I want to keep Tuesday's Question original, the train doesn't always come in on time- meaning, I had to push the big writers block out of my way- so please forgive my tardiness and enjoy this weeks inquiry into your lives. (the picture to your right is Speedy in disguise)


What physical characteristics would you use to tell a fellow blogger picking you up at the airport how to find you without the benefit of a sign?

What about you would stand out in addition to your eye and hair color? What type of clothing would you be wearing? What kind of disguise will you use? For example, how would I know it was you reading this? (And I know a lot of you) Would you be the blue- eyed brown-haired man with a yellow hat holding a monkey? No, that's Curious George's father, and I would know Curious George's father, but how would I know my blogging buddies?...Sandee? Bud? Dawn? Misty? Speedy? Maunie Ferdc?
Aussie?


In addition, what if I sent someone in my place to pick you up, how would I describe you to them?

Here’s how you would know it is me: I’m 5’7 with light brown hair and green eyes.I would be wearing big sunglasses, like Jackie-O's that I never take off when the sun is out. (My friends laugh at my glasses but I will still have them on if the sun is out)

I’m not fat or skinny and I’ll have on blue jeans and tennis shoes, (converse high top/ pink in color) Also look for a big straw hat with a big daffodil stuck in the side. (That way you’ll really know it’s me, well… that and the shoes.)

If you think you've spotted me, be sure and shout my name, because it may appear as though I have my head in the clouds, when in fact, I will be searching for directions on the airport signs.

Because, I can’t see where I’m going behind the Jackie O’s and my purse will be falling off my shoulder as I try to keep up with where I am…

Oh, and my sense of direction is not so hot, so I might not be where we said we would meet…hence the daffodil.

Now, how will I know it’s you?

The First Blogger's comment has been published:

From my wonderful friend Dawn at Twisted Sister
(who I think I would accidentally run over, otherwise I think I could find her :)


Hilarious! I could actually see you!
You would know it's me because I'd probably be the smallest person in the airport! Seriously... 5ft 2" with reddish blond hair and blue eyes... about 105lbs. I'd be dressed in jeans for comfort and if that's not enough to find me... I guess I would have to carry a sign for back up!

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And another esteemed colleague as well as great friend tells us how to find her at the airport.

Sandee from Comedy Plus

Wow, this one is more difficult. What we think we are may not be so. Requires honesty.

I'm 5'8" tall and in my mid 50s. Don't look for gray hair as I cover that up. Look for short sandy blond hair with blonder streaks. Check my nails and toes as they will both be done in French style or pink and whites.

Don't look for designer clothing because you will miss me altogether. Jeans, sandals and a polo shirt is my favorite clothing. I wear glasses all the time and if I don't I won't ever find you.

I'm neither skinny or fat either and wear a size 12. My eyes are blue and I never wear lipstick. I wear a gold wedding band and no other jewelery. I have a pretty good tan right now so look for that California girl (old lady) tan. In the summer my polo shirts usually have something to do with boating, so look for Delta Marina Yacht Club or Anewatee (name of our boat) and you've found me.

I'm not much of a smiler, but I'm friendly. I will make direct eye contact with you at some point as that is just me. I will be focused on finding you and will make every effort to do that in the least amount of time.

If all else fails I will be the one with the handsome husband with a full head of white hair. He's 6'2" and slender. He has a matching gold wedding band and also wears glasses. We usually wear matching polo shirts so that should make us easy to find. Mostly he's spotted long before I am. Well, if a woman is waiting for me to find them that is.

Great question Ann. Had to really critique myself for this one. Have a great day. Big hug. :)

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This next comment is from FeeFiFoto at FeeFiFoto Blog


What fun! I'd describe myself this way:

Blue eyes; short, curly, sandy hair; slim; somewhat funky wire rimmed glasses. I'll be easy to recognize as the one staring down at my feet to make sure I don't trip over anything.

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The next comment is from Robert at Roberts Road

I;m easy to pick out..six one and I will have a red baseball hat on..my pic is the profile so It would be easy..just look for the fashion disaster leaning against the concrete pillar...:)))

May 27, 2008 6:42 PM

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The next comment is from Ferdc from Crazy Medical Cases

Oh boy. Too much honesty around here. You know, Annie, that's why God made avatars, so we don't have to answer these questions! ; )

I am healthy looking 53 y/o, 5'8", of medium athletic build, with thinning dark hair which I don't color, brown eyes, and if you're picking me up during the day, I'm likely to have sunglasses on top of my head. Traveling, I'll probably have my tan teardrop man-purse over my right shoulder. I'll have jeans on, and either a polo shirt or some other casual shirt. I'll probably look happy and relaxed, as I always do when I travel, which I love to do.

Like Sandee said, if I'm with my spouse, you'll notice her first. Princess Gail has blonde hair and a regal demeanor. All eyes, men's and women's, are usually on her wherever we go. Hey, maybe that's why I'll look happy!

Okay, so where are we all meeting? ; )


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Next, we heard from Speedcat Hollydale, at Speedcat Hollydale Page who didn't just send in a written description of himself, he sent in his disguise in a photo. I don't know what the rest of you bloggers and bloggettes think, but I think we could meet by a poster of this photo or just meet by Speedy dressed in his disguise as the poster.

Anyway, I posted the Speedcat's picture at the top of the post, so that in the off chance our little Fantasy Island Trip ever takes place, we'll have some ideas of what Speedy looks like...plus a possible place to meet. You know a familiar face-
(Also, shhh....but I read that Speedy is running for senator so check out his link)

Here's Speedy's first, I mean second comment he posted with his photo. It said My Look Alike (the disguise) with the photo:
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My Look Alike

he heeee


Here's Speedy's first comment:

Well, I look just like Tom Selleck, except not that good lookin, with less hair!

This strikes me as funny, because my photo gets plastered all over everywhere. I could just say, "Google Speedcat" ... and you would able to find me easily ~ that or look for a shoe made by PUMA.

6' 1", 240 pounds, brownish hair, beard, moustache, walks like a cowboy with slightly bowed legs, talking to himself or singing, wears glasses but looks over them when speaking to someone. Smiles at EVERYONE.

That's me

SpeedyCat Hollydale!

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And of course my dear friend Maunie, who thought I forgot about posting her comment, although I asked her in the post to come and tell me what she would look like...

I think Maunie and I would run into each other too...(smile)

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Anyway, Mauniejames has many blogs, so I decided to link toSpring Wonderful Spring for this comment:

Hey Anne,
You would know me anywhere..I am constantly smiling..at anyone and everyone..I'm sort of medium..five foot six with redish hair or some shade of red I have been wearing for almost 40 years...

I used to be so stylish but if I am traveling I would not feel comfortable wearing my usual jeans and shirt..I may dress up in slacks and a nice top..with loafers and my real designer bag I bought at a thrift shop..

I wear glasses too and always wear my sun glasses when traveling..I will have Penny in her carrier and she is the most beautiful calico cat ever...I am NOT bringing hubby!

So look for a women with a big smile..light brown eyes..short red hair carring the worlds most beautiful cat...and of course, a
large plant of some sort because I love plants and try to get everyone into them..no big sign for me...I would know you anywhere..

Oh Yeah I love gold and will be wearing two earrings in each ear..
two necklaces and at least three gold bracelets..hubby is always telling me not to wear so much because the prices on gold have gone up so much that they could be stolen...oh yeah? just try it!!!

I love this one Ann...

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Here's another comment from Maunie and a link to MaunieJames3 a link to another blog James

Oh Ann...I did not see my comment or your answer...did you throw me away? I am really not that bad..okay now I'm starting to look just like my Mom but my youngest granddaughter looks sort of like me and she is beautiful..honest not that bad..I modeled a hundred years ago...really I'm still not bad and have great legs..just give me a chance Ann..you would like me I promise....you truly would...I like you!!!!!

May 28, 2008 8:49 AM


This is when I think she thought I threw her away. (LOL) Thank you Maunie~
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My next commenter is another friend I've known since I first started blogging.

Aussie at Aussie Cynic, which by the way is an hilarious and fun blog to visit.

oi Anne.......
you missed me... hehehhehe..
I would describe myself like this..
5'5" blonde (my hair will be messy because it flies away with the slightest breeze). I will be wearing jeans, and a long shirt, and will be the loud Aussie normally accompanied by hubby and daughter she has amber hair... I think you find us... but you would probably hear me coming long before you see me... hehehehehe

May 28, 2008 5:24 AM

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Thanks to everyone who participated in this Tuesday's Question, I laughed until tears rolled from my eyes. I think this question is the best one we've had so far and although it was a little hard to keep up, I enjoyed posting the comments as they came in or as close as I could get to when they were posted.

I will stop posting the comments for this Tuesday's Question at 6:00 pm central time today, which is Wednesday, but I hope you will still leave a comment, which everyone reads as well and I will reply too. But it's not 6:00 pm so I don't know what I'm blabbing about~ Until the next time...


Cheers~ Have fun~

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I just realized that I left out a comment by Marie, although I'm not sure which blog to link it to because the link didn't come through...the comment just said Marie.

Thank you Marie, and at least we will know how to find you when we leave for our trip~ I don't know how this turned into a trip, (-> :)) but at least we'll know how to find you at the airport.

Here's Marie's comment:

I'd tell them I will be wearing a red/yellow hat (something bright!) and a pink ribbon tied to my left arm (or something original, that not many people would be doing!). Hopefully then I'll stand out of the crowd.

And definitely an obvious meeting point would also help :)

23 comments:

Dawn said...

Hilarious! I could actually see you!
You would know it's me because I'd probably be the smallest person in the airport! Seriously... 5ft 2" with reddish blond hair and blue eyes... about 105lbs. I'd be dressed in jeans for comfort and if that's not enough to find me... I guess I would have to carry a sign for back up!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Wow, this one is more difficult. What we think we are may not be so. Requires honesty.

I'm 5'8" tall and in my mid 50s. Don't look for gray hair as I cover that up. Look for short sandy blond hair with blonder streaks. Check my nails and toes as they will both be done in French style or pink and whites.

Don't look for designer clothing because you will miss me altogether. Jeans, sandals and a polo shirt is my favorite clothing. I wear glasses all the time and if I don't I won't ever find you.

I'm neither skinny or fat either and wear a size 12. My eyes are blue and I never wear lipstick. I wear a gold wedding band and no other jewelery. I have a pretty good tan right now so look for that California girl (old lady) tan. In the summer my polo shirts usually have something to do with boating, so look for Delta Marina Yacht Club or Anewatee (name of our boat) and you've found me.

I'm not much of a smiler, but I'm friendly. I will make direct eye contact with you at some point as that is just me. I will be focused on finding you and will make every effort to do that in the least amount of time.

If all else fails I will be the one with the handsome husband with a full head of white hair. He's 6'2" and slender. He has a matching gold wedding band and also wears glasses. We usually wear matching polo shirts so that should make us easy to find. Mostly he's spotted long before I am. Well, if a woman is waiting for me to find them that is.

Great question Ann. Had to really critique myself for this one. Have a great day. Big hug. :)

Ann said...

Oh no, Dawn, no signs. (LOL) Can you see us trying to find each other without any signs? We would resemble the blind leading the blind anyway, (laughing)much less without the help of a sign... I could see you too, except, I didn't know you were so tiny.

I don't think I could find you...for one thing I'm 5'7 and another I would be looking up for directions with these D*&# glasses I have and this purse that is so big it won't stay on my shoulders...on second thought Dawn I would run you over....(LOL)

Yes, if we ever decide to meet at the airport, you must bring a sign. (Smile)

Thank you Dawn.

Your comment is being published now ~

Lots of love and hugs,

Ann

Ann said...

Excellent answer Sandee. I can't believe I forgot about mannerisms.

Well here's a few: I will automatically take my sunglasses off upon approaching you, and look you in the eye too. (upbringing) (my father hates sunglasses) I'm a high strung personable smiler who loves people.

Thank goodness you would stay focused on finding me and that you would bring your 6"2 husband, because I would be lost, but I guess I already wrote that.

Great description of both you and your handsome hubbie. Fantastic imagery Sandee~ I could see you and your husband walking through the airport.

I came up with this idea from one of my writing exercises on developing characters and you're right, it requires honesty.

You're so clever, and you did a great job. Thanks for participating~

Lots of love and now I will send your comment up to the publishing department to join our other esteemed colleague Dawn. :))

Love ya again~

Ann

feefifoto said...

What fun! I'd describe myself this way:

Blue eyes; short, curly, sandy hair; slim; somewhat funky wire rimmed glasses. I'll be easy to recognize as the one staring down at my feet to make sure I don't trip over anything.

Ann said...

Feefifoto, (Laughing) Well, with me looking up and you looking down we shouldn't have a problem at all.

So far it sounds like, I would trample over Dawn then both us would roll over you, while Sandee and her husband came to our rescue. (lol)

I'd say we're finding each other nicely at the airport so far...

Great description of yourself Feefifoto and thanks for playing Tuesday's Question. Your comment will be published in a few minutes.

Have a great evening~

Ann

Robert said...

I;m easy to pick out..six one and I will have a red baseball hat on..my pic is the profile so It would be easy..just look for the fashion disaster leaning against the concrete pillar...:)))

FerdC ~ The Best Parts said...

Oh boy. Too much honesty around here. You know, Annie, that's why God made avatars, so we don't have to answer these questions! ; )

I am healthy looking 53 y/o, 5'8", of medium athletic build, with thinning dark hair which I don't color, brown eyes, and if you're picking me up during the day, I'm likely to have sunglasses on top of my head. Traveling, I'll probably have my tan teardrop man-purse over my right shoulder. I'll have jeans on, and either a polo shirt or some other casual shirt. I'll probably look happy and relaxed, as I always do when I travel, which I love to do.

Like Sandee said, if I'm with my spouse, you'll notice her first. Princess Gail has blonde hair and a regal demeanor. All eyes, men's and women's, are usually on her wherever we go. Hey, maybe that's why I'll look happy!

Okay, so where are we all meeting? ; )

Ann said...

Robert, I should have known you'd be easy to spot, but not if you're leaning against a pillar. You're going to have to be out there somewhere anyway looking for Sandee and her husband because they will their hands full. (laughing)

Plus, what if a lot of fashion disasters with red baseball caps on are also leaning against the concrete pillars? What then? (lol)

I'm publishing you next, that's right in a minute. I changed Tuesday's Question to publishing the comments in real time. Or sort of real time. (smile)

Thanks for commenting Robert~

Ann said...

Ferdc, you and Princess Gail sound like a handsome couple too, so now we have two handsome, level-headed couples meeting us- thank goodness, because if you've been reading along, Sandee and her husband need some help. We did have Robert but he is leaning against a pillar somewhere.

And you brought up a good point, where are we going to meet? That was clever...that must be why princess Gail keeps you around...

(Smile)

Actually, in all seriousness everyone sounds just like I would've imagined them and I appreciate the honesty.

All of you did a great job of describing yourselves.

Well everyone...except...well, that doesn't matter. (smile)

Thanks for commenting Ferdc, you're the greatest.

And tell Princess Gail thanks for coming.

Annie

P.S. I'm posting your comment~:)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Well, I look just like Tom Selleck, except not that good lookin, with less hair!

This strikes me as funny, because my photo gets plastered all over everywhere. I could just say, "Google Speedcat" ... and you would able to find me easily ~ that or look for a shoe made by PUMA.

6' 1", 240 pounds, brownish hair, beard, moustache, walks like a cowboy with slightly bowed legs, talking to himself or singing, wears glasses but looks over them when speaking to someone. Smiles at EVERYONE.

That's me

SpeedyCat Hollydale!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

My Look Alike

he heeee

Marie said...

I'd tell them I will be wearing a red/yellow hat (something bright!) and a pink ribbon tied to my left arm (or something original, that not many people would be doing!). Hopefully then I'll stand out of the crowd.

And definitely an obvious meeting point would also help :)

aussiecynic said...

oi Anne.......
you missed me... hehehhehe..
I would describe myself like this..
5'5" blonde (my hair will be messy because it flies away with the slightest breeze). I will be wearing jeans, and a long shirt, and will be the loud Aussie normally accompanied by hubby and daughter she has amber hair... I think you find us... but you would probably hear me coming long before you see me... hehehehehe

mauniejames3 said...

Hey Anne,
You would know me anywhere..I am constantly smiling..at anyone and everyone..I'm sort of medium..five foot six with redish hair or some shade of red I have been wearing for almost 40 years...

I used to be so stylish but if I am traveling I would not feel comfortable wearing my usual jeans and shirt..I may dress up in slacks and a nice top..with loafers and my real designer bag I bought at a thrift shop..

I wear glasses too and always wear my sun glasses when traveling..I will have Penny in her carrier and she is the most beautiful calico cat ever...I am NOT bringing hubby!

So look for a women with a big smile..light brown eyes..short red hair carring the worlds most beautiful cat...and of course, a
large plant of some sort because I love plants and try to get everyone into them..no big sign for me...I would know you anywhere..

Oh Yeah I love gold and will be wearing two earings in each ear..
two necklaces and at least three gold bracelets..hubby is always telling me not to wear so much because the prices on gold have gone up so much that they could be stolen...oh yeah? just try it!!!

I love this one Ann...

mauniejames3 said...

Oh Ann...I did not see my comment or your answer...did you throw me away? I am really not that bad..okay now I'm starting to look just like my Mom but my youngest granddaughter looks sort of like me and she is beautiful..honest not that bad..I modeled a hundred years ago...really I'm still not bad and have great legs..just give me a chance Ann..you would like me I promise....you truly would...I like you!!!!!

Ann said...

Speedy, I think you have more hair than Tom Selleck, don't you? Also, I would have guessed you for a smiler, a hugger too. Because you're very personable on the internet, I'm sure you're a really warm person.


And you know you're right, your name is plastered everywhere along with your photo. Now, we have a place to meet. I don't know if you've read any of the comments, but Ferdc suggested a meeting spot, and since we all know the Speedcat and we could pass along your picture you sent no one will get lost.


All we have to do is say "Let's meet by the Speedcat on the poster...

Speedy you saved the day, and I will be posting your picture and comment shortly. This is Wednesday, and it looks like you stopped by last night after I was off the computer, but I have you now- It's going up~

Thanks Buddy, you're the best.


Hugs~

Ann

Ann said...

Aussie, I'm so sorry I believe a few of you stopped by when I went off line. I will most certainly get on it immediately. I would never forget about you Aussie.

You're are the greatest, and congrats on your new pups.

Hugs~ Ann

Ann said...

Maunie, (LOL) I promise I didn't throw you away, absolutely never...I requested your presence here, so that wouldn't make much sense. (LOL)

I invited you and I'm thrilled you stopped. I think you must have come by this morning and I was off-line, however now I am back. So you will be published shortly along with Speedy's photograph where we can all meet.

Hugs~ Ann

P.S. I hope this makes any sense I'm running behind and I didn't have time to proof read, sorry.

:)))

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I loved this question and I love Speedy's picture. Tom Selleck? Bwahahahahaha. Awesome job Ann, by you and everyone that participated. Too fun. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Dear Ann

How fun was this post ... I love everyones answers, and especially Maunie's. How can you not love Maunie??? Hello Maunie!!!!!

I will definately volunteer for the meeting, and will be there in a hawaiian shirt with a black paper moustache. I think there should also be a pass code. Something like the begining to a song - to be finished be the other contact. I will dance with Sandee again, and you too if you're interested. ha haaa!!!

Super participation post. "MY Favorite"
See you soon,
Speedy

feefifoto said...

Wow, I love the way you enhance each comment with its own personalized commentary. That would make blogging a bit easier because as long as you had comments you wouldn't run out of material.

Hmm -- it appears that no matter how careful I'll try to be I'm still going to end up in a heap on the floor. Moral: stay out of airports. Get your Starbucks somewhere else.

It's Paula! said...

Oh Ann, this question and the answers were sooo fun!!

I missed it this week, I've had all sorts of crazy life stuff happening. What's new right? :-)

I am DYING here. I thought I was the only one in the world that wore pink converse hi-tops!!! Yikes. We must be twins separated at birth. No wonder you-know-who romanced both of us. We are the same woman! LOL!

I have two pairs of pink converse, hi-tops and lo-tops. Sometimes I wear black ones too. :-)

At the airport, I'd be the six foot tall redhead with green eyes. I'm pleasantly plump and curvy but could stand to lose a few lbs. I'm generally hopelessly lost, can't see worth beans, and am carrying a purse with things falling out of it, a Starbucks coffee which I spill all over myself, and a pink cell phone so I can call and find out where you are! I hug strangers and I buy magazines at the little shop and then walk away with out it! (just did that one on a recent trip to Los Angeles!).

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