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The 80th Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid’s dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let’s begin.

I know that last weekend I stated that I didn’t know if I would even use the new site at all (Stirrup Queens on the Road), and yet, I am seemingly addicted to it.  It’s mostly pictures and video and a few brief stories that are too short for my normal blog but too long for Twitter.


I realized that I could not only live-blog our TOOTPU (the DC IF bloggers) cookie exchange in real time, but I could include pictures, videos, and sound files.  Instantaneously.  You could email me and say, “turn the camera on Leah and have her give me a video message” and I could turn the camera on Leah and have her give you a video message.  How crazy is that?

I really think I’m in love with this new space.

I will never give up Stirrup Queens itself, but I can see myself using this other space more and more.  Just to record moments and small things I notice.

What are you showing today?

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (Important: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog’s name, not your name. Links not going to a Show and Tell post will be deleted). The list is open from now until late Friday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Wednesday night (or any time between Wednesday morning and Friday night), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything–a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn’t need to contain a picture if you can’t get a picture–you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Wednesday night and closes on Friday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post “Show and Tell” each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog’s main url–use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good “ooooh” and “aaaah” and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it’s missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


1 cara { 11.25.09 at 8:22 pm }

So, that is amazing…cause, as evidenced by my bear/comedian show and tell, I haven’t figured out how to record sound clips yet. I am constantly in awe of all you do having recently hit my ‘limit’ as they say and am climbing back into my online reality slowly as not to re-overwhelm myself!

All your spaces are awesome…whatever you use, I’ll be there.

2 cara { 11.25.09 at 8:22 pm }

Oh, and sooooo excited to be back to show and tell. Missed it – so much!

3 Lavender Luz { 11.25.09 at 9:44 pm }

Heading over there now.


4 once a mother { 11.25.09 at 11:35 pm }

how wonderful to have a new space. You are so tech savvy Mel, I am still trying to figure things out on my old school blog.

5 Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo { 11.26.09 at 8:15 am }

The BEST blog entry ever. Guest blogger and mom of 5 boys Jenn. Traditional Surrogate, who has blessed 4 families. One family with twins, no less. I am blessed to be surrounded by phenomenal sisters in surrogacy, and brothers too (my gay male friends who have kids via surrogacy).

Please read her post and give her strength. She just gave birth to her final surrochild, a son, and lost her fertility in the same day… a TAH-BSO… same as me. She needs the boost and comments.

HAPPY HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO my SITSAs and Mel!!!!! Loves you all… your work… baring your souls to me and the world!

6 Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo { 11.26.09 at 8:22 am }

Mel FYI The show and tell archive code goes to 2006….

7 battynurse { 11.26.09 at 11:47 pm }

Now the cookie exchange sounds like fun.

8 Bea { 11.30.09 at 6:20 am }

Dude. You exhaust me already. I don’t think I can possibly keep up with your live-blogging.


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