#tbt Taken in 2007 at the Open Grass Festival in Delray Beach, Florida USA
One beautiful morning, I was having breakfast with my 5-year-old son, Finn. I noticed our waitress walking toward us and thought to myself, she needs to smile. She hardly said hello and hurriedly took our drink order.
We both noticed that her mouth was wired shut. My son asked me why her mouth looked that way, and I told him the few cosmetic reasons why someone would need their mouth wired. Then he looked at me with his big, cute eyes and told me to ask her why.
When she dropped the drinks, Finn gave me the ASK HER stare, and when I finally did her answer shocked us both.
A few weeks earlier she was waiting for a bus early in the morning when the next thing she remembered was waking up in the hospital with a broken jaw, broken chin…
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pronunciation | kwayn-TRELL
(n.) a woman who emphasizes a life of passion, expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures.
“When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.”
Look at the right hand side of my blog page. See that black and white photo? That, my friend, is my About.me profile and my personal window to the world.
About.me is essentially an online business card that lives on the web. About.me offers registered users a simple platform from which to link multiple online identities, relevant external sites, and popular social networking websites. Basically it is a one page personal promotion tool and best of all it is free. Now… move your mouse right over top of my picture and click. Whoosh! You are now connected globally to millions and millions of people. It’s amazing who you will meet in just the first five minutes!
Now, don’t confuse this with being just another social media platform. In today’s highly interconnected world, you need to find new ways of being found – and then standing out! This new tool can help you do just that. Folks from across the globe and from all walks of life have found their way to the About.me community. I’ve spoken with a 20 year old student in Morocco and a 54 year old ex-NFL football player now living in Norway.
“About.me (Usually styled as about.me) is a personal web hosting service co-founded by Ryan Freitas, Tony Conrad and Tim Young in October 2009. The site offers registered users a simple platform from which to link multiple online identities, relevant external sites, and popular social networking websites such as Facebook, Flickr, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube. It is characterized by its one-page user profiles, each with a large, often-artistic background image and abbreviated biography.” – Wikipedia
Yes. I have a new love… and this is their blog: About.me Blog