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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Favorite Picture of... ME?! Pffftttt!

I got tagged by the lovely Mum over at Mum Seeks Life with a photo meme... the instructions are as follows:

"It's really simple. I love how every photo tells a story. Some short stories, some long tales. I want to know what is your favourite photo of yourself. Everyone has one. The photo they look at and smile. It reminds them of something, some time, some place. A moment in time. So share the photo, share the story and then tag three other people. I want to see photos and stories all around the blogosphere".

A favorite photo of... myself...?! Riiiiiiiight. I am truly the least photogenic person I have ever met. Well, that or I'm just flat out ugly (but I refuse to believe that's true). I hate pretty much 99% of all the pictures (ever) taken of me. My friend Todd always gets frustrated because I refuse to allow him to post any pictures of me on his Facebook page after we've had any sort of holiday together. Because they're all ugly, that's why.

But...

Once in a while, someone takes a picture that's not so ugly. Once in a big friggin' blue moon. This is one of those pictures...

That's my friend Hugh (again, a friend friend and not a friend wink wink). This picture was actually taken the first night I met him (or it was the second night... I was a bit drunk and I don't quite remember). He and Todd have been friends since they were teenagers and I met Hugh through Todd. We were in London (in Todd's flat, to be specific). I'd heard a lot about him (had been warned about him, actually)... mostly that he had an ascerbic personality and could be a bit sharp, sarcastic, and intimidating. However, I found him to be a riot (and drool-worthy gorgeous, too... am I right ladies?). We hit it off immediately, as you can see, and became fast friends. I love his company when I'm in London and he came here last summer, when we spent 2 solid weeks together... and I didn't even want to kick him once!

I love the picture because I just look so happy (a lot of alcohol probably didn't hurt) and because I remember feeling that way, too. It was smack-dab in the middle of a fabulous weekend that I didn't want to end. And I wouldn't mind a few more of those, that's for sure!

I tag anyone who wants to do the meme!

30 comments:

Chris said...

Here we go again. The more this guy shows up on your blog, the more it looks like "wink wink" and less like "friend".

Keep denying it all you want, Diane. The lady doth protesteth too much.

Nice picture, though.

She said...

You are LOVELY! And yes, he's HAWT!

Great photo. Wonderful story of friendship!

blognut said...

Yep, he's hawt.

And you? Gorgeous. But I knew that already.

And 'a bit drunk' looks good on ya', Sunshine!

blognut said...

I don't know what SHE is doing here at the same time as me using the word 'HAWT' because I totally had dibs on it first.

Plus, I was here first, she just typed her comment faster because I was busy staring at the hawt guy.

LMN said...

Ha ha ha! I love your other commenters' comments. You are DARLING my lovely lovely Diane. And alcohol, or happiness, as it may be, looks good on you!! and he IS hawt. Oh my goodness, hawt. I need the A/C hawt.

Nice one! And why, exactly is he a friend-friend and not a friend, wink-wink?!!! And he came for HOW many weeks?

Hmmmm....

mom seeks life said...

It's a great picture Diane and I understand about not liking many photos of yourself because there are only a couple of me where I don't cringe when I look at them ...but this is a photo where you look happy and twinkly with your HAWT friend (no winking). Hope there are many more of those moments to come for you...

only a movie said...

You guys both look great. :-)

sherri said...

No, I'M THE WORST photogenic person I know! Lovely picture- you look awful comfy for a first or second day meeting! Don't you just love finding a person that right off the bat you just feel at home?

This man is beautiful! I'd love to have my photo taken with him because no one would even see me! (Not that I didn't see you, your lovliness, but you weren't what first caught my eye.)

My favorite photo of me was 9 years ago. 9 years and twenty lbs. ago.

Sam_I_am said...

Self-esteem my dear... You are Beautiful! And don't you forget it!

Ronda's Rants said...

It is a good picture...you do look happy and relaxed!

Miss Caught Up said...

Oh, my goodness! He is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

You two look great in this picture!

Heather said...

Love it!! There is something so wonderful about black and white photos... and you look SO happy! Of course, I might be too, huggin on a cutie like that!! Hugh is most definitely drool-worthy :)

Comedy Goddess said...

#1: Do not speak so harshly about yourself. Telling yourself you look good is the fastest way to looking good. You look great!
#2: Some people just bring out the best in us. And we should always have them around us.
#3: Seriously handsome man you got there!

lisa said...

You look amazing....and I can certainly see the attraction....he's cute & can charm you with a swanky accent.

swenglishexpat said...

You look wonderfully happy! But Hugh looks like he fancies the photographer! ;-)

Mel said...

I forgot how yummy Hugh looks in this picture.

Wait, were you in it too??

Wait more, I take that back because you might put a picture of me on here and I'm much less photogenic than you. And, seriously, tell Todd to friend request me (but only if he wants to! Jeez!)

Stu Pidasso said...

The best photos of people, I find, are when they don't even know you are looking. At the dinner party, or at the park when the are immersed in their own world, having fun and smiling. I learned that technique from my Bro-in-law. And, yes, Hugh is a handsome fellow.

Kate said...

I'd like to have one of THOSE wink wink friends.

Great pic!

Greenfingers said...

I can't help but use the expression 'very sweet' Diane!!

dianne said...

Well we already know how beautiful you are both on the inside and out, that is a lovely happy photo and wow that friend of yours Hugh is really cute...hang onto him. ;) ♥

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice the common thread in Diane's posts when she talks about her Brit friends? Here's a hint: "I was a bit drunk"

C'mon Diane, they are Brits, you can't beat them!

Diane said...

I NEVER try to beat them, Anonymous. I'm not stupid enough to think I could out-drink men who consume copious amounts of alcohol nearly every day of the week (and... ummmm... why would I want to?). I just do my best to keep up (and keep standing up) until I can't keep up anymore.

Annie K said...

@ Sherri, oh stop. You looked great with the pina colada (even if it was a VIRGIN).

And yes, Diane, you look happy. Those are the best pictures ever!

Debbie said...

love the idea..and loved you picture!!:) happy is always good...alcohol or no alcohol! might post a pic with a story tonight!!:)

Sometimes Sophia said...

Great photo of you both... relaxed and happy. Must have been a good photographer. I hate it when the person taking the picture commands his/her subject(s) to pose, mouths set in a staged smile, and then he/she takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R to snap the picture. Ugh. We call it the "lemon mouth" smile.

Lisa said...

you are so beautiful Diane and i for one get the difference between friendship and relationship.

Your smile just makes me want to smile sweet lady xx

hautepocket said...

Ack, you guys are so cute! Thanks for sharing. :) (And um...Hugh? Can we say adorable?)

Michelle said...

He is hawt and you are pretty!

Jenners said...

He is certainly drool-worthy! I would have a smile like that too! And you look fantastic -- soooooo happy! Of course, how could you not be?

Protege said...

You sure have handsome male friends.;))
And by the way, I love the way you look here or on any of the other pictures you post. You are a beautiful woman and you give yourself way to little credit.;))
xo