Show and Tell Friday
A couple of things have happened recently that are worth sharing…so I figured I’d call today “Show and Tell Friday.” And considering how much happens on Friday, this might become a regularly post for me…we’ll see. 

First off, I won last week’s Macro Friday over at Blogging from Bolivia for this shot: 
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I continue to get this question, “what is it?” I promise that I had no intention of trying to confuse anyone, so I’ll tell you…it’s just a pile of poles at an abandoned work area in downtown Durham, NC. I told you it was nothing special. 

Anyways, because I won last week, that means that I will be choosing the winner for this week…no pressure or anything. Oddly enough, this week I didn’t have a macro shot to contribute until I pulled out my trusty point and shoot (because you should always have at least one camera on you, even if it’s your camera phone) and took this shot using macro mode:
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I call this the “Office Snail.” Several years ago, we had a graphic designer working with our company who had a few special interests outside of graphic design that she pursued after hours including photography. At one point, she was going to start selling these snails as a paper weight but wanted to create a few samples before she “went to market.” She made this one for me and it’s been sitting on my desk ever since. For more macro photos, go to:

Today, I also won one of A Ruffle in Time‘s giveaway items. Look at this awesome camera strap cover that I won! I am so excited.

I received the Versatile Blogger Award the other day from Chelsea at The Paper Mama. There are always rules attached to these awards, but I’m rebelling today and just going to thank Chelsea for the award and respond to eight questions given to me by Kimberly at Bugaboo, Mini, Mr. and Me.
  1. Who’s your favorite musician/band? I’d have to say Lifehouse – I’ve been a fan for years and their song “Easier to Be,” was our first dance song.
  2. What was your worst job EVER? Hmmm, that’s a tough one for me because I’m not sure I’ve ever had a bad job. Okay, there are two jobs that I’ve had that were less than ideal. In one case, I was working in an administrative capacity for an association. The people were great, but it was NOT a good fit for me. I was often asked to balance the books which always meant I had to grab a really heavy standard operating procedures manual and walk step by step through the process…I don’t know that I ever fully balanced those books. The other job was working for a popular and trendy retail store at the mall. I often worked the late shift which meant coming in around 9 pm and leaving at 2 am to fold clothes and restock the shelves. Those were some late nights and I am not sure that I really made any money.
  3. If you could pick a fancy stage name what would it be and why? Wow, these are such great questions. Honestly, I’ve never even thought about it. You know those silly quizzes you sometimes take online…my stripper name was supposed to be Lady Fairfield – I thought that was kinda nice. If I were going to be a Hip Hop artist, I might be The Boss Lady. If I’m going to be more of a folk singer, perhaps I’ll just stick with Ashley Sisk…even if no one knows how to say it.
  4. Are you a night owl or a(n annoying) morning person? I’m probably somewhere in between. I certainly like to wake up early and I’ve been staying up later more and more, but I don’t think I’m annoying…my husband would even say that I’m in a kinda foul mood until I have my coffee.
  5. Finish this sentence: home is….. being with my husband, enjoying a nice cup of coffee (or chai latte), watching tv and blogging. Is that lame? I’m definitely a home body and although I enjoy little adventures from time to time, I like being home.
  6. Have you ever laughed so hard you cried?  When was the last time and what set it off? Yes, and I do so often. Recently, I was watching Meg O at “O is Me” celebrate 100 followers. She created a little video doing the happy dance and for whatever reason, I thought it was hilarious! If you haven’t seen it, click on the link above to watch.
  7. What is your super power of choice? I’m reading the House of Night series right now, and the main character is Zoey Redbird who is connected to the five elements: wind, fire, water, earth and spirit…however, what I think I like the most is her ability to move quietly and invisibly. I think I’d want that power.
  8. Have you ever known someone so well you could finish their sentences? Who? Either my friend Beth or Jenn…and if we go back to High School, my friend Kristi.
Now, I think I’m supposed to tag eight other people who are then supposed to answer another eight questions. Again…I don’t like playing by the rules. Instead, if you’re reading this, you are more than welcome to take the above eight questions and answer them for yourself. 

Finally, I’m joining this week’s Photo Roulette over at Mischief and Laughs. This week, we’re pulling the 18th photo from our 1st photo file. My first photo file is nothing but pictures of our house when we had it on the market, so I went to the second folder.

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The above photo was taken of me in 2007 during Peace College‘s 150th Anniversary Alumnae Weekend (yes, I did graduate from a women’s college). There were a couple of activities on the agenda that afternoon that must have been boring, so my friends and I walked around campus. The photos just prior this include shots of each one of my friends riding a horse statue on the back side of campus (Peace College’s mascot had just changed from being the “Pride” to the “Pacers”). I then see this huge green field that makes me think of “frolicking on the grassy knoll,” so I took off my cute little pink heels and started running through the grass. Actually, now that I look at this picture, it kinda looks like I’m trying to fly. You can also see that my hair was much shorter (and until recently, I wore my hair at chin length). It actually was a really fun weekend.
While I’m at it, I think I’ll also share this for In the Photo Friday at La Buena Vida…I mean, I am IN the photo, even if it was 2007. So technically, this photo also works for Flashback Friday at Christopher and Tia.
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And with that, I think I’ve done all my showing and telling…at least for a few hours. Have a great weekend!

    Congrats to your new awards, you really deserve them.
    Great macro shots too but I’m not sure about the office snail selling.

    I lovethemacro shot! Iam going to have to play around with that one more! I enjoyed reading your questions, I am a bit of a homebody too, so you are so not lame! LOL

    Oh, the little snail is adorable! Did your friend ever end up going on to sell them?

    Love the pic of you running in the field…so carefree!

    Congrats on all your wins!!
    Great macro shot and I always enjoy reading the blog. You’ve turned so many people onto so many different challenges and blogs you deserve all these rewards and many more. Keep up the great work!

    I love the snail photo – beautiful colors. And the snail itself is pretty cute, I think.

    That top macro shot is incredible!! Nice job! And I agree with you about Lifehouse! One of my favorites as well! :-)

    I want those shoes! I love that photo of you – so carefree! And I love your stripper name, like the owner of a brothel in an old western town!

    Thanks for sharing! I think your name would make for a great folk artist {I grew up on bluegrass country, Virginia!}! Your no. 5 would be my exact answer + Netflix! :)

    Have an awesome weekend!

    I love that picture of you, so cute. and Yayy for winning that camera strap. I love it. :)

    Oh my! What a crazy amount of things you won! Congrats! That snail is pretty funny!

    You are such a lucky women to win so many things! ;) Love the macro shot and the eight questions about you! It’s so fun getting to know you!!

    Congrats on your awards. They are well deserved.

    Congratulations!! And thanks for sharing!

    Congrats on your win and for your award. :) That was an awesome shot!

    I’ve decided to try my hand at macro and join the Macro Friday gig over at Blogging in Bolivia, too. :)

    What a fun little guy, and such a great way to make you think of your friend. Congrats on last week’s win. Thank you for turning me onto so many photo challenges. I am no where near the point of keeping up, but I am enjoying playing along.

    Happy weekend, girlie!

    Congrats on the awards and giveaways! You most definitely deserve them!
    Great shots, too!

    That picture is pretty amazing, though. I so love it.

    Asheley Sisk “The Energizer Bunny” blogger.

    You never cease to amaze me, girl!

    Congrats on your win! Go you! :-) Have a great weekend!

    congratulations on all your awards, your photographs are stunning. Thank you for your comments on my blog and for signing up, I am going to do the same with yours and I like your macro friday, you are very talented!


    I’m visiting from Photo Roulette. Great photos! Congratulations on your awards! I had to name 7 facts about myself with my award instead of answer questions. Took me forever! Loved your answers.

    Have a great weekend! Candace

    Congrats on your awards.. and espcially for winning macro friday.. I love the blogger award.. Great photos as usual.. The snail makes me smile.. but then I am slow and not nearly as cute, so of course it made me smile!

    Great photo roulette shot! I love the joy in this. :) Thanks for linking up.
    (oh, and great job on the awards)

    it’s such a nice snail :)

    Congrats on your wins, and I love the snail!

    Great shot! That’s adorable! :)
    That notebook or binder or whatever makes a perfect background!

    Ashley that was fun reading all of that – sorry I’m so late commmenting on your macro Friday – we’re on holiday so I’m trying my best to keep up as best I can. Cute wee snail – no snail mail I’m sure in your office these days. :) Rosie

    Hopefully I’ll be here alot quicker for tommorrows Macro Friday!