Monday, June 8, 2009


I was tagged today by Blueberry Plains for a 6+6+6 meme. That is 18, right? Good Lord, I caught myself multiplying 3x5 on the calculator the other day. It’s sad, I know.

So anyway, dear, sweet Debbie has assigned me the task of going to my 6th folder in my pictures, and finding the 6th photo and posting it. If you are a long-time reader, you’ve already seen this photograph as I’ve done this meme before. I could have cheated but I’m so pure of heart and all. *wink* And it’s so darn cute, that I thought it was worth posting again.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

The Giggle Girls

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As I recall, this photograph of D2 and pals was taken while they were supposed to be rehearsing for a FBLA competition. They don’t look like they are working too hard but I guess they worked hard enough as they took first place and made it to state finals.

I stole the name “Giggle Girls” from their biology teacher who loved them to pieces but didn’t particularly like all the giggling that went on during class. She worried that while their shenanigans didn’t seem to affect their grades, it could be distracting to the other students.

The girls would make up silly poems and sayings to remember things they needed for the test. The other kids came to appreciate their methods and even praised them for helping them to study too.

Nevertheless, the teacher felt they needed to be separated. D2 was put in the back of the room in the middle of a group of kids who dressed in all black, were very pale and wore black makeup. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that particular style) D2 sulked. She missed her friends. She complained to the teacher. “Ms. A, You can’t leave me back there in the midst of all that darkness. I need more color in my life.” She was moved……eventually.

I’m now supposed to tag six other bloggers to do this six thingy too. Once again, I’m tagging all six of you. You know who you are. You don’t? YOU!

I also want to bring your attention to two great giveaways!

My good friends, Pseudo and Oz Girl are both having giveaways. I’m pretty sure I get extra credit for telling you about it here which puts me in the running to WIN, WIN, WIN! But darn, now that I think about it: If I tell you about it, you’re going to enter and then maybe I won’t win. Let’s just forget I ever mentioned it. mkay?


Oz Girl said...

Great photo and I love the nickname "Giggle Girls". ;)

Score! You've just racked up another entry. ;-p

At this rate, you're going to have so many lil pieces of paper with your name on it, we'll just call the giveaway and declare you the winner. LOL

Debbie said...

My God girl you don't waste any time now do you! I always wanted someone in my life that would do everything I told them to do.:) I am trying to figure out which one D2 is? I am going to guess the one on the left? Am I right? Or maybe the one on the right? Am I wrong? Oh heck...I give up. I am probably the only new kid on the block that doesn't know which one she is. I love the Giggle girls...that's adorable. You are a great mom. I am sure the girls have a great time with you. Would you believe I was telling someone the other day about your seven dollars for my husband story? God I need a life! seriously...we were talking about kids and how they say funny things and that came up. They thought it was hysterical. So...thanks for getting right on the're a real SMB on the spot!

Hit 40 said...

Too funny!! I separate kids sometimes too :-( I give new seats each nine weeks.

I like to seat the kids to meet new friends. Or make a romatic match :-)

Or maybe to learn some math?? YAH RIGHT!!! LMAO!!

♥ Braja said...

I'm going over there now to steal your prize....

only a movie said...

Love that photo. And the box of goodies from Hawaii? Mine.

midlife slices said...

I think giggle girls come by that honestly. You know what they say about those nuts not falling far from the tree? You probably should avoid squirrels at all cost. :)

namaste said...

that's a GREAT photo. i so love the celebration of female friendships. there's just nothing like them! gosh, your daughter's joy with her friends is such a reflection of the good life her parents give her. lots of love! so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Great photo....and I have seen it before so that automatically qualifies me as the winner of YOUR prizes.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

They are beautiful!!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Oh my. A giggle girl with the dark children.

And yes, you do get extra credit ; -)

croneandbearit said...

That is an adorable pic - I'm always leery of these memes for what I might find I have to post. Obviously I'm not one of your 6! Whew! You would never do that to me would you dear friend of mine...

Smart Mouth Broad said...

OG-Soooo, what can I do now? Mow your yard? MLS is back now so I need to up my game.

Debbie-I usually try to follow instructions right away otherwise I forget. *sigh* D2 is the one on the right.

Hit40-Boy do I wish we would have had math teachers like you when my kids were in school.

Braja-Now wait a minute, Missy! Hey! Where'd she go?

Movie-Between you, MLS and Braja, I could be in real trouble here.

MLS-You know we've got nothing but nuts around here.

Namaste-You are so sweet.

Lisa-Damn! You too!

Janie-Thanks so much.

Pseudo-That teacher later became a workout buddy at the gym. She had lots of stories for me. LOL
Yay! for extra credit!

C&B-You are definitely on my list.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

such a great pic and great story! Make me wish I were in high school again getting separated for giggling.

Anonymous said...

Very cute pic and very cute girls.

I use a calculator all the time since I never was good at math and never memorized the multiplication tables. I could memorize everyone's lines in the school plays I was in but math? Fahgetaboutit!

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

Great pic of the giggle girls, so much fun to have good friends to giggle with :).

Wendy said...

This is a great photo! (Oh to be so photogenic... *sigh*)