Monday, September 28, 2009

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up

Remember that great line from Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard?" Let me tell you, it's not something you're likely to ever hear me say. Not particularly photogenic, I really don't like to have my picture taken. I think I picked up photography as a hobby because I decided I'd prefer to be behind the camera rather than in front. Although that has backfired on me a bit. When I look at vacation photos now I sometimes ask myself "was I even there?"

So imagine my terror when an editor from Rhode Island Monthly magazine called to tell me they wanted Paul and me to come in for a photo shoot. Photo Shoot?! Me? Are you kidding me? I thought Paul's going to kill me when I tell him this!

A few months back while on the Rhode Island Monthly website I read they were putting together a piece on love in Rhode Island. If you are interested in participating, fill out the online form and someone will be touch with you. I must have been on my second glass of wine as I sat here that evening because I submitted my info and promptly forgot about it.

A few weeks later I got an email asking me to tell them a little about me/us or something to that effect. Paul's birthday had just passed and I had written this birthday post. I sent the editor a link to the post. She quickly wrote back...."Wow. I just teared up reading your blog post. That’s just lovely. And yes, we’d love to have you come in."

Surprisingly enough, Paul was fine with the whole thing. So on August 11 we went to have our pictures taken. While I can't say it was fun, it wasn't awful. They took photos of each of us alone and then together. The deal was that on one page they would have a bunch of individual photos asking you to match up the couples. Then on the next page they'd have the photos of the couples and a little info about each.

The article turned out to be a Survival Guide to Dating in Rhode Island. Not exactly something either Paul or I have done in a couple decades but I guess they liked our story 'cause it's sort of a happy ending. They only chose 7 couples out of hundreds of responses. So go here to the digital issue of the October 2009 issue of Rhode Island Monthly and check out pages 63-64. You just might see someone you know

17 comments:

kel said...

That is so stinking cool!!!!!! congrats!!!

honeywine said...

And here I was complaining that I hadn't seen any celebrities last week!

Anita said...

I think that is so cool! I somehow missed the b-day post, I think I was on vacation that week. What a great story, and what a tribute to your relationship still.

AMother'sEarth said...

Wow. WICKED cool! LOL. I am from RI :) Thanks for the visit!

Laoch of Chicago said...

How fun to be a star!

New England Girl said...

That's awesome!! Checking out the digital copy right after this... so excited. :)

Helene said...

That is so cool!! You're famous now!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog last week on my SITS day! I hope you'll be back again soon!

Just Breathe said...

That is so awesome. Great picture.
Your famous!

Shauna said...

Excuse me, can I have your autograph? ;)

kaye said...

so cool!

Vodka Logic said...

How cool, I hope you share the piece with us

Tammy Howard said...

So cool! And to think, I 'knew' you when...

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BONNIE K said...

Congrats! Very cool.

Bethany said...

Awesome! Congratulations :)

Pam said...

Love it! I got to see it at work yesterday. Peggy had checked the magazine out and she showed it to me. Very exciting.

Oz Girl said...

That is too cool, and what a huge compliment to you and your husband that you were picked from such a large amount of responses!! You guys both look great, awesome pics. :)

 

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