Tuesday, November 06, 2007

my first ever self portrait challenge...


there is something about sesame street
that
gets me...
that calls to me with it's siren song
of banter between ernie and bert...
it's ladybug picnics,
it's pinball counting.

i watched sesame street far longer than the average kid should.
i blamed it on no cable access,
but really, i would have watched regardless.
i cried for real when mr hooper died.
i taped maria and luis's wedding...
i never really cared for all new characters (elmo)
but baby bear...
oh..
i love baby bear.

i feel guilty when i pick favorites...
(although ernie and bert hold a strong place)
but what about super grover...
oscar? grungetta? the count? forgetful jones?
big bird! snuffleupagus? THE TWEEDLEBUGS!
sam the robot?
sherlock hemlock! guy smiley? slimey?
telly and his triangles and all his anxieties i so associate with?
sully and biff?

i can't choose.

when i went to university, i was 21.
i pasted huge pictures of sesame street characters
on my dorm room wall...
they were my comfort zone,
those guys are always there for me...
collectively,
they get me.

now i wear them
via a collection of t-shirts...
and they make me happy.
they make me
ME.

1-2-3-4-5
6-7-8-9-10-
11-12
dododododododo dodo dodo dododoooo!
TWELVE!

16 comments:

jenica said...

way cute! we heart sesame street too!

ps your url is incorrect on the spc site, you'll need to redo it so that people can find you. ;-D

deirdre said...

I was far too old for Sesame Street when it started, but watched it with my younger brothers and sisters anyway.

Jeremy Stockwell said...

Cool T-shirt. Welcome to SPC!

liz elayne said...

such a trip down memory lane....i love all of those - slimey!!! ladybug picnic! oh my goodness!

my brother is five years younger than me, so i was able to watch sesame street for years longer than was maybe "cool." (not to mention when i am flipping the channels i sometimes stop for a few minutes...now...)

love this!!!!

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

yeah!!!! so glad you joined the spc this month. vintage t's rock.

i have to lean towards super grover as my fav...but yeah, it is hard to pick...

Rebekah said...

Fun - brings back memories!! I love Bert, too ;)

Vanessa said...

i heart SS too!
and my kids are hooked on the website :)
Vx

JC said...

Cool shirt! I loved me some Sesame Street when I was little. I have an Oscar the Grouch mug!

Melba said...

What a fun post for your first SPC!

Kim Carney said...

so fun for you first!

Angel said...

yeah cool!
i lurve super grover, my baby girl lurves elmo and my boy loves them all!

Jamie said...

Totally cool T and look! I'm a big SS fan too. And now I just know I'm going to spend all morning singing, "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." LOL! Thanks for that.

daisies said...

you are the coolest !!! i LOVE sesame street!! i didn't have cable either and but yay thank you cbc for your awesome programming!!

i am a bit of an oscar the grouch fan myself, tee hee

coconutannies said...

Sesame Street is classic!
My favorites have changed though - I now can relate to Bert's no-nonsense and Oscar's moods better than before. Funny, huh?!

amy said...

Very nice! Your t-shirt is a perfect match to my slippers.

Vedrana M. said...

pretty! :) great first spc!