April 13, 2006

Sarah: A Picture Not Posted Is A Picture Wasted.

So, there's this picture of Armando that he sent to me when we were first getting to know each other. I never especially liked it until recently. It seemed over-posed, and he seemed sort of cocky and self-important. Then I noticed something about the picture that made me fall in love with it. Let me explain.

Remember that tv show Ghostwriter? With the group of kids that solved mysteries with the help of a bouncing dot that only they could see? And it would rearrange the letters in their carefully written notebook, or on a sign or magazine? And the kids were all different races, but were all smart and friends, and they dressed in their awesomely 90's-tastic clothes? With the vests, and the tights with shorts, and the Blossom hats, and the overalls? And remember how it was so awesome, and you got all excited about the mystery, and you sort of had your first crush on that one boy, and you totally had the pen on the lanyard necklace, just in case you had to solve a crime? And how you would stare at your notebook when you were trying to figure something out, hoping that Ghostwriter would rearrange the letters and give you a clue? And you worried that maybe Ghostwriter hadn't helped you because he didn't have the right letters to work with? No? That was just me?

Well, realizing that Armando was wearing overalls and an open button-up shirt while sitting on the stoop of an apartment building in New York made me imagine that he was on Team Ghostwriter. And that is what made me love this picture.

Posted by sarah at April 13, 2006 04:39 PM

ok. this picture for SURE has to be sent to doug. ok? ok. great, thanks.

Posted by: nicole on April 13, 2006 05:03 PM

I loved Ghostwriter. I watched it every Sunday (thats when it was on right?). So I am kind of hoping that Armando has his lanyard pen on and its just hiding and is ready to solve the crimes of the mean streets of New York.

Posted by: Marci on April 13, 2006 06:53 PM

So... I always wanted one of those pens. Never did get one. Life can be so unfair.

Posted by: Mallory on April 14, 2006 12:33 PM

Not amused...

Posted by: AC on April 14, 2006 01:19 PM

Nicole, I think your dad's love for Armando may be like Armando's love for my mom... Not necessarily based on actual knowledge, but a true, unwavering love, nonetheless.

Unfortunately, Armando probably wasn't wearing the pen, seeing as how he was approximately 20. Old!! We can still believe, though, Marci.

Oh, and Armando? If you're not amused, you shouldn't chuckle on the phone when you read it. Don't perpetuate this "sad clown" image. Seriously.

Posted by: sarah on April 14, 2006 01:21 PM

I'm telling Alison...this affront will not stand!!!

Posted by: AC on April 14, 2006 02:28 PM

Whoa, this post has generated a more enthusiastic response than any other blog, I think. The public has spoken, and the public wants more Ghostwriter Armando.

Posted by: Dave on April 15, 2006 08:06 PM

that is, "any other on the blog."

Posted by: Dave on April 15, 2006 08:06 PM

I am afraid I may not be able to meet the demand. I have teddy-bear wielding Armando, but I have been forbidden to share it with the world...

Posted by: sarah on April 17, 2006 08:19 AM

This post rocks. Armando reminds me of a New Kid On the Block. Step by step, ooh baby...

Posted by: Andrea (RAZRPHONE!) on April 18, 2006 10:35 AM

This hole is getting deeper for Sarah by the second...

Posted by: AC on April 18, 2006 10:44 AM
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