Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Part III

About three months ago I started a series (well, it’s NOW a series since we’re into part III) of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” posts. I described the Blog World which I reside in a few hours a day as a wonderful new neighborhood where I get to pick and choose my neighbors. And then more neighbors moved in. I’ve had this post sitting in my draft queue for some time, hesitating to hit publish.  Because, in the mean time, someone else used the same title for a wonderful meme introducing us to new blogs. A great idea. And I didn’t want to step on toes. Or have any confusion.

So this post has been sitting, gathering dust in my queue because I was trying to think of another name or another way to re-introduce what I started in early November. But I can’t. Or I won’t. (I can’t decide.) We both borrowed from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. And I like it. And since we’re both piggy backing off of Mr. Roger’s success I’ve decided to keep the name. Just please don’t confuse it with the fun new meme of the same name that appears on Fridays. And to help avoid confusion – I’ll never post this thread on a Friday. Ok? Ok.

Some new neighbors have moved in and I want you to meet them!

Angelcel at AC’sScrapbook – Sparkling conversation is what drew me in while walking my dog to the park. She invited me to sit on her porch and we talked for hours. She shared with me her love of photography, music, cooking, the list went on and on. The pictures in her “home” are beautiful. She captures moments in amazing ways. Her porch is so welcoming and is decorated with her own creations. The wicker chairs outfitted with comfy pillows. The side table always has a fresh pitcher of tea. And I always meet a new and interesting neighbor while I’m there.

ck at Bad Mommy Moments – I love her “motto” – She “celebrates the days of motherhood that SUCK. Because it’s often after our worst moments that we realize just how lucky we really are.” Well said, ck. Rising from the ashes – that’s how I feel most days. I met ck at the playground and immediately was drawn to her. Her sense of humor, her view on life – how she is always able to see the rainbow at the end of the storm. And an amazing story-teller. I get lost in them, nodding with mouth agape. On my bad days, she helps me to see that I’m not alone. On my good days, she helps me to appreciate all that I have that much more. Thank goodness she’s only a few blocks away.

Aidan at Ivy League Insecurities – I believe I met Aidan at a social event here in the neighborhood. She was interesting, kind, articulate and whimsically philosophical. I loved what she had to say and I had to hear more. So we met for coffee one afternoon and became friends. She takes a simple, pure event and turns it into a compelling, delightful inquiry. She invites discussion. Her dining room table turns into a round-table with all of us laughing, crying, sharing and most of all, enjoying each other’s company.

Unabridged Girl – Wise beyond her years she is a lovely young woman. I probably met her at book club. She is a lover of books, words, conversation and life. Her home is filled with books, diet coke (I bring my own Classic Coke), and fun friends. We all poke fun, playfully argue and always agree that visits with her are never dull. She is curious and refreshing. She shakes the cobwebs off my 40-some-yr-old mind.

There you have it. More wonderful new neighbors to meet, if you haven’t met them already. Make sure you tell them I said hello!


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17 responses to “Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Part III

  1. I could just pretend I get it, but I really am this dense and I might as well ask now instead of feeling this tortured doubt every time you do this. These are people you only know from blogland, and you’re inventing the actual real-life neighbourhood details — is that right? If that’s right, neat. If not, still neat but I’m even more confused.

  2. Thank you, Allison, for voicing my own question.

    What a fantastic idea, Jane!! I am excited to get to know these ladies as well!

  3. Awesome ladies you mention–and I’m excited to meet a few new, fresh voices!

  4. angelcel

    Aw, you’re too kind. I can tell you that the conversation has currently pretty much ground to a halt as I struggle with one of the worst colds I’ve had in years but if you don’t mind me sniffling and wrapped in a warm blanket, there will definitely be a steady flow of tea to keep us going! 🙂

    What a shame we don’t live closer in real life.

  5. This has been an ingenious idea from the get go. Glad to see that your neighborhood is getting bigger and nicer every day!

  6. suzicate

    I’ve recently strolled through your neighborhood, and you do have some awesome neighbors!

  7. Oh! lol I’m so sorry that you’d hesitated in posting this! I had no idea you’d started a series with this same name, and I’m glad you continued it! A few of the neighbors here I already know, and a few are new to me, so I think I’ll go get to know them!

  8. amanda s.

    I couldn�t understand some parts of this article, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sure sounds interesting!

    • Ok – I just HAD to let this through. Just a bit of my twisted humor – this is spam, of course. But it cracked me up that she couldn’t understand parts of this article and that she’s going to have to check more resources – but it sounds interesting!

      • ck

        Okay, so I was going to gush at how awesome you are for including me on this list, and then I read your spam and cracked up! I’ve also been saving a hilarious spam of my own for the next time you did a post about it, so I’ll just leave it here.

        It’s from Andrew Pelt. Y’all know Andrew, right?

        “Oh my god you will not belief this. Our stupid kitty simply just farted on my ankle!? I mean what’s the problem with this!? I nourish that thing and I end up with this in return. I yet can not really belief this. Anyway, you have got a number of useful facts there in your article. I knew Google are going to bring me to some useful stuff today . Alright need to search for this animal now! Have a good time you all!”

  9. Ha ha, love the spam.

    You are getting more and more neighbours! Hope they don’t get too noisy!

  10. So glad you posted this! Always looking for fun new reads – and not just on Fridays. 😉

  11. Sooooo, Jane, when are you going to host the next potluck? One of these days I’m going to find the time to visit all of our neighbors. I swear. Mark it down in ink, on the walls, because we all know it won’t come off.

  12. You are the bestest. No, that’s not a word, but I still love it. My table is your table. Anyone who calls me “whimsically philosophical” might just be my best friend.

    Thank you (best friend).

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