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Thursdays Totally Informal Transglobal Challenge for January 10, 2008 - A tribute to or in the style of Lee and/or Bev
10-JAN-2008

Thursday's Totally Informal Transglobal Challenge for January 10, 2008 - "A tribute to or in the style of Lee and/or Bev"

Do all children grow up in families where it's assumed that everyone has a special talent? And do all parents expect their friends to see and applaud these "talents" time and time again? My older sister Carolyn was the ballerina in the family so she'd be invited to grande jete across the living room floor, always ending in an arabesque. I was the acrobat so my act included doing the splits and sitting on the floor with my legs hooked behind my neck. The latter was not very attractive, especially when viewed from the front. I was encouraged not to do it in a skirt. My little sister Miss Em was the actress so she would do one of her best impersonations of Marilyn Monroe. But sometimes she'd just lie on the floor on her back. When you're only three and very cute that can be enough of a talent to get applause from a friendly crowd. Those were our official talents, but we had unofficial ones as well. From a young age Miss Em could close one eye completely while the other stayed wide open. When I visited Emily (her adult name) and her husband Gorsha in Burbank, California last March, she was proud to show me she could still do it. So of course I countered with my special trick--touching my tongue to my nose. Again, it may not be attractive but it IS an unusual skill. Carolyn could lift one eyebrow which I tried to do for years with no success. I guess I'm not the supercilious type.

Since this Thursday's Totally Informal Transglobal Challenge for January 10, 2008 is: "A tribute to or in the style of Lee and/or Bev," the moderators of TITC, I thought it was the perfect time to show off my special talent. If you check out the photos that were given as examples of their work, I think you'll agree that I'm in sync with these wonderfully quirky, incredibly inspired photographers/moderators! These are the links:

Lee--http://www.pbase.com/reddishtiger/image/85560241
Bev--http://www.pbase.com/beverley_h/image/82634748

To see how others respond to this very cool Thursday challenge, CLICK HERE.

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Jen Bixler18-Jan-2008 09:18
This made me smile soooo very big! My Bug goes around trying this on a daily basis and I swear she can almost do it. She tells me everytime that a boy named Zach in her classroom can do it (I told her to stay away from him...LOL). And each time she tells me it is like the first time for her. It is 4am here but I cannot wait now for her to awaken to share your very special talent with her. Maybe it will be just enough to inspire her to complete her mission! SMILES, Jen
Roe..17-Jan-2008 01:17
you have a small nose so it's easy for you..lol..
Barry Moore16-Jan-2008 05:03
Wonderful talent to have as a conversation starter.
Johnny JAG11-Jan-2008 21:17
Awesome, can you make a career of it though?
carol j. phipps11-Jan-2008 03:59
Well focused!!!
Julie Hatvany11-Jan-2008 02:10
Cracked me up. This is great
Nuno Boavida11-Jan-2008 01:36
I tried to make this but I couldn't. I'm not so talented as you :o) V
Tsienni10-Jan-2008 22:20
I really am of the opinion that you should also have been a writer. You are most eloquent.
Phillip Normanton10-Jan-2008 21:35
LOL - great fun and yes, very in-tune :-)
Antonio Ruggiero10-Jan-2008 20:57
Very nice!....Brava
Guest 10-Jan-2008 20:29
perfectly fitting!
Sofia Solomennikova10-Jan-2008 20:20
You've got an admirable talent and you show the trick perfectly! A great tribute to these cute guys, VVV
Jola Dziubinska10-Jan-2008 20:03
Very creative. Good pov to show your extraordinary talent :)
Dan Chusid10-Jan-2008 19:56
Didn't know Bev & Lee could do that though I did hear from an inside source
that Lee can put his leg over his head and whistle through his nose!
: )
flowsnow10-Jan-2008 19:22
Great shot!!
beverley harrison10-Jan-2008 19:10
we love to see everyone having some of the fun...we can't be having it all the time!!
Ilana gil10-Jan-2008 16:39
Funny, cool and great shot!
Dick Lowthian10-Jan-2008 16:32
LOL! Well done, Patricia.
David Royall10-Jan-2008 16:06
My upper lip is too big to do that.
Nancy Lobaugh10-Jan-2008 13:32
cool.. great shot!
CM Kwan10-Jan-2008 13:18
You're full of wonderful ideas, Patricia! V
saltzman4010-Jan-2008 13:00
You realize you have us all sitting in front of our computers, desperately trying to get our tongue to reach out and magically touch our nose. You either have a very long tongue or a very big nose...ha..
Vera
Mike Hatton10-Jan-2008 12:01
Nope cannot do that, just about got the gene to curl though!! Great entry!!
Máire Uí Mhaicín10-Jan-2008 09:59
LOL! True joie de vivre here!
Barbara Heide10-Jan-2008 08:18
lol! that's great!
Ann...10-Jan-2008 07:44
Your talents know no bounds!!!!!
Guenter Eh10-Jan-2008 07:38
That`s not fair Patricia! What have I done you treat me so bad ? I think I don`t deserve this! LOL - give us more Patricia! :-)))
Paco López10-Jan-2008 07:25
Great pov and funny shot!!! V!
Ieke Vonk10-Jan-2008 06:29
Uhhh, :-)
Michael Shpuntov10-Jan-2008 06:19
Great one. I love this.
Tim O'Donoghue10-Jan-2008 04:41
You should be more serious around h-h-h-here.... mmmpppphhhh! Arrrrgggghhhh! I can't even TYPE that with a straight face!

Well then ... Carry on! 8-)))

Thanks for a hundred grins tonight. BWAHAHAHAHA!
Cindi Smith10-Jan-2008 03:57
LOL! My tongue is too short or my nose is too high...can't figure out which! Lovely...now I can have one eye crossed and the other one looking straight ahead! hehe! Not a pretty sight but fun to freak people out with. I'm sure they will be proud of your accomplishment and your dedication!
Ann LT10-Jan-2008 03:49
LOL! LOl!
Patricia,I too can touch my tougue to my nose (I have a long toungue!) so this photo of you gave me a big grin. ;)
And tell Carolyn I can lift one eyebrow too. Yes, I am doubly talented.
Inga Morozoff10-Jan-2008 03:40
I love it! LOL
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