I acknowledge my luckiness, without giving up my claim to the suckiness.
October 2, 2008
My dad scanned in some photos of me from the ages of my embarrassing diaries, so now I have illustrations. I added the two photos below to the I LOVE DAVID!!!! post and to the I LOVE CHRISTOPHER!!!! post, but since we're done with those posts I'm also posting the photos here:
Swistle, age 11
(braces) (turtleneck and vest) (growing out bangs) (undereye circles EVEN THEN)
Swistle, age 12
(just got braces off that day) (the orthodontist hadn't told me he was going to) (gave up on growing out bangs) (unfortunately, double cowlick immediately reminded me why I'd been growing them out)
Swistle lives with her husband Paul and children Robert (born 1999), William (born 2001), twins Elizabeth and Edward (born 2005), and Henry (born 2007). Email: Swistle at Gmail dot com. "Swistle" rhymes with "thistle."
I have an affiliate relationship with Amazon.com. That means that if I link to something Amazon.com sells, and you click through and buy it within a certain short period of time, I'll get something like 4 cents on the dollar. If you want to avoid Amazon.com giving me the cents, but you also want to buy something I mention, you can go separately to Amazon.com (like, not through my link) and buy the item that way. Or, wait more than 24 hours between adding the item to the cart and buying it.
I also have an affiliate relationship with Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com, started at my initiation after I bought a bunch of tests from them and really liked them. I don't mention them often (it doesn't come up much), but when I DO, if you follow my link and buy some too, I'll get a small commission for that.
ALSO-also, if you were to buy something with my name on it from Zazzle.com, I would make 10%. I tried to decrease that amount to 0%, but it won't let me decrease it below 10%. I'll add that money to the care package fund.