Let me tell ya: It was a big, big shock to see my entire family on the front of The Oregonian, Portland's main newspaper, the morning of July 17th. We were told that it would be in the living section of the paper, and I, knowing how the paper works sometimes, had already checked out the article online -- at 2am earlier that morning. But there were no photos shown and really, the article reads very weird when there are no pics to go with the words.
So there I was at 8am in our local Safeway, gawking at the front cover of the paper -- the entire Jenkins household posing in glorious photobooth black & white. It was surreal. I couldn't believe it. We had no idea that we'd make the cover. I stood there with an open mouth, mouthing the words "oh my gosh" and realizing that my wife will FLIP. In a good way, of course. I bought 5 copies and zipped back home to show the mastermind of Photobooth Friday our sudden media exposure.
Yes, it's all because of Andrea's fantastic concept of bringing together two favorite things of hers: photobooths and Fridays. Two great tastes, taste great together. Each Friday, she posts a photobooth strip (or a single frame) from her collection and either tells the story behind it, creates an interesting backstory, or just lets the photo speak for itself. She then lists links of other photobooth revolutionaries who've joined in on the fun. She's been doing this since January of 2006 and she hasn't stopped. Not sure exactly how the article got started, but it's certainly been a nice diversion in this house. Our neighbors all got a big kick out of it.
What a great introduction to this new town of ours, huh? I lived in Atlanta for my entire life and what? Nothing. But we're here for a mere four months and suddenly we're on the cover of the paper? Crazy, I know.
Read Andrea's take on all this HERE.
If you want to partake in Photobooth Friday, it's not hard. Just post your photobooth strip on your blog or your Flickr and send Andrea either a) an email with your post url, or b) post a comment on her blog, letting her know. She'll then hook you up on her weekly post. Sweet.
She's started up a Photobooth Friday Flickr group, too. Join in on all the fun!