Saturday, June 21, 2008

Yes You Can! A little election for you.

Hey friends!
I know I said I wouldn't post until Monday because my hubby and big kids finally came home after a week away with the youth group, so I guess I LIED.

I didn't lie, really. It's just that now they are all asleep like a pack of dogs, with drool coming out of their mouths and it's only 4:20 pm on Saturday. So...
I thought this would be a chance to ask you something.
Answer me, pretty please.

Lately we've been hearing a lot about change.
Would you exercise your constitutional rights and vote?
Vote for a change?

In my profile picture?

Yes We Can!
We can do it!
Because this picture is looking a little cheesy to me. And I'm tired of it.

So I would really value your opinion.
Would you answer in the comments section and tell me which one of the following you think I should pick to replace it?
And even if you're shy, you can comment as anonymous. That'd be fine with me, and I promise I won't track you down and take your name.

Now, in gathering a selection together of six options for you to choose from, keep in mind what I am going for here. I want something fun, something that says Come on Over And Visit with Me--There's no telling what wonders await you! (Sorry, I got tired of all those capital letters by the end.)

Here are the choices:
CHOICE NUMBER ONE: (ah, the caps lock bar)

I like this one, partly because in my dreams I look like that, and partly because it would embarrass my kids. Also it's appropriate because I will always be pinching pennies unless Oprah reads that year old issue of The New York Times Book Review and decides to take a look-see at French By Heart and falls in love. I got bored today with all this snoozing, found an old underwear ad, and doctored it up a little. I used a magic marker to make polka dots, because Sam came in a covered his eyes and said, "Ooh Mom! That's disgusting! You in your underwear!" So I turned it into a bathing suit. Kind of. So that's your first option.


I love vintage ads, and this lady sure looks enthusiastic. She does scare me a little, but I kind of like that.


I like this because my kids gave it to me for Christmas one year and it's part of my blog banner. Plus with the airplanes and the globe it's kind of appropriate for a former expat like me. Also I just love elephants.


It's me, but it's not me. Though I would like to be the queen of the house.


This is the only real bathing suit shot I will ever post of myself. Because it's gone downhill since then.

And last but not least,

Remember my 80's perm and my toothbrush? This one is kind of funny and weird. Weird is good!

So there you have it!
I await your opinion!
Though I reserve the right to completely ignore it if I decide to!
Because YES I CAN!

Thanks for voting!


Elise said...


You are too funny. I vote for the polka dot bikini pic...although the perm picture was a close second. Yes, I can!


Anonymous said...

I vote for #1.

Rosemary said...

I vote for number 5, the bathing suit as a child picture. I just think it is an adorable picture.
I do like you as queen though. The perm thing just reminds me of the permed hair I had in the 80's. BAD!!
Have a great weekend,

Anonymous said...

bathing suit pic looks like my susie (well susie with dimples). have to go with that one. but i still like the original in front of your crazy circus poster... why change a good thing?


steve said...

While I am inclined to agree with the beautiful and talented Leah that maybe you should "stay the course," I feel like I should make a choice anyway, since it appears that the nice picture with the circus poster is a lame duck.

But I am not really sold on any of these. Picture #1 is disturbing on several levels - the granny panties, the time you spent drawing polka dots, the pennies falling out of a polka-dotted piggy bank. Picture #2 looks like an advertisement for "mother's little helper." I don't need to associate my brilliant sister with amphetamines. I like picture 3, but it should be a picture of YOU. But not picture 4, the East German Olympian version of you. I like pictures 5 and 6, because I remember you that way. The toothpaste puts it over the top - I vote for #6!

Maybe I'm overthinking this, though....

Anonymous said...

I vote for number one, but with skimpier underwear. Wait a minute, thats sort of weird for me to be suggesting.


Anonymous said...

Hi Becky. I really think nothing is wrong with the original one you had. I like the poster in the background because it reminds me of our tour in Europe, but if you really want to change it, I am sure you can find some more great pics of you in France. I do like how you doctored up the underwear one, though, because it does display your fun-loving personality and it did give me a little giggle!

JaxPop said...

I'd leave it alone - maybe change after 5000000 blog hits. But that's just my opinion.....

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am partial to number four. You look so benevolent.

StitchinByTheLake said...

2 or 6.....2 or 6....2 or 6....I think........6. That's my vote and I'm sticking to it! Blessings, marlene

Barb said...

Hi Becky,

I do like the original picture. Nothing wrong with that. If you must change, go for number 5. The innocent look works for you!

happy weekend,
Barb said...

I vote for #1 - Why? Because where else can you make your self look like a model with perfect measurements - I say go for can always change it to a different one every week or so! Caren

caren said...

Whoops! I wasn't sure that post went through - again I vote for #1. Caren

JoJo said...

#1 is great! Nothing against the '80s but the polka dots are the best though I have to say I like the colors in the background of your current photo.

liquidambar said...

I like #3. It's fun and doesn't lock you into a single image of yourself. (For example, #6 might make new visitors to your site ask, "Is she a dentist?")

Mary said...

I like choice #1. It's very funny and I like granny panties

Sherri@The Wheat Five said...

I like the one you currently have up but if I were to choose a new one,I pick your childhood picture.

Btw,I came across a blog the other day that you had commented on their trip to Helen,Georgia and that you would like to go there.We went there back in February and you would love it! It really does feel like you are in another country.

Sherry/Cherie said...

Becky, you have such a joie de vivre!! I love them all, but my absolute favourite is the first one -- it's just so adorable!!! And I'm with Ben and if that one's good enough for Ben, well heck, it should be good enough for all of us!! ♥

Kalynne Pudner said...

NUMBER ONE! Love the polka-dotted modest undergarments. Et c'est l'image le plus francais...a little extra publicity nudge.

TattingChic said...

I vote for the pic of you with your kids in the elevator and your son flashed his belly to your husband taking your pic and you looking mildly amused and annoyed all at the same time, because I think that expression on your face is the REAL you!!! LOL!

I know that wasn't one of the choices, but I'm voting with the independent party on this one ;)

footnoteMaven said...

Wait, stop, hold everything. This is not the real world. This is the blogosphere.

Use them ALL! Rotate them! Play, have fun, live a little.


Anonymous said...

I vote for number 1!
But I like them all!

rochambeau said...

The first one!
But the bra one is a close contender!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Thanks y'all for your opinions! I really appreciate it!

This is probably the most unimportant thing I've obsessed about in a long time!

Don't hate me but after reading your thoughts I decided to try again and make a whole new one, one that has the vintage thing, the French thing, the South Carolina thing, and definitely the weird thing.

I'll try it for a while, and if I decide I don't like it after all, I can always switch back to my old standby. As footnotemaven said, this isn't the real world! I can have fun and try them all if I feel like it!
Woo hoo! What freedom!

Thanks again!


I vote for # 1 and # 5, in that order. I love them both!

steve said...

And the winner is "none of the above!"

I love your choice - well done!

Susie Q said...

I vote for #1..wait. #2. Nooo...#4. #5!! That's it. #5.! # 3!!! Okay, okay...#6! about the original one? I think you look wonderful!