About You, the Readers
I’m so excited that you’re reading some of these stories – and hope that you’ll subscribe to receive more – then forward them to your friends/relatives/coworkers/neighbors/parole officer so they’ll subscribe too!
To jump-start the process, I’m offering a FREE So Then… Stories shirt, while supplies last, to…
1) the first person in each of the 50 United States who subscribes
2) the first person in each country who subscribes
3) the first person from each planet who subscribes (hey, you never know)
4) the first man who subscribes
5) Ryan Gosling (whether he subscribes or not)
Just email me at email@example.com if you qualify for the above and provide 1) your address & shirt size (S,M,L, XL); 2) how you heard about the website; 3) how you subscribed (via email, RSS, Facebook, or Twitter); and 4) if possible, post a comment — and take a photo of yourself wearing the shirt someplace scenic in your town and send it in for our Reader Wall!
(WHAT? Someone else is ALREADY the first subscriber in your state or country? Never fear — So Then Pins are here! The SECOND subscriber in each state and country will receive the FREE snazzy pin pictured below! So email me today at firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Check out the gorgeous scenery when Daniel displays his So Then Stories shirt on Pizol Mountain in Switzerland! He says, “My family and friends were laughing, because they are not used to take so many pictures of me… And why always with focus on the shirt? I explained the story how this shirt came to me…. And everybody said it’s a very good idea – and I’m sure, some of them will click your homepage… Two of them are from Indonesia… Maybe there will soon be some subscribers from Jakarta :-) “
And now for a close-up photo of Daniel and his adorable son Joel on beautiful Pizol Mountain in Switzerland!
Tina proudly points to her So Then Stories shirt (or her boobs) — I’m not exactly sure WHICH asset she’s proudly showcasing here — while enjoying jet skiing on Pyramid Lake in sunny Nevada! Great shirt, Tina — and yes, great boobs, too!
When Jamie in Kentucky received her So Then Stories shirt, she was delighted to see that it was made by Fruit of the Loom because she WORKS at Fruit of the Loom! How cool is that?
And now here’s a close-up of Kentucky Jamie so you can see her beautiful smile — AND because it looks like she’s on a children’s TV show teaching us what fruit is! :o)
In Sweden, Michelle displays her So Then Stories shirt in a park in Västerås. While studying nursing in this country, Michelle noted that a difference between the USA and Sweden is the concept of Fika. “When translated it means, coffee break with something sweet. Fika is taking a pause during the day to chat with friends or family and to just relax. It is probably why the Swedes are so friendly. It is not uncommon for a Swede to say, ‘Lets take a fika!’”
Mark displays his So Then Stories shirt in New York on the site where our 25th President William McKinley was assassinated in 1901. Not sure if Mark chose this site because he lives nearby, or if he’s distantly related to McKinley, or if he’s a time traveler who witnessed the shooting first-hand. Either way, we love the photo! Thanks, Mark!
In California, Ray says, “So then…I put on this great t-shirt from Darcy Perdu and suddenly felt an overwhelming desire to make my first-ever-trip to the Hollywood sign! A star was born today. Ha!” Thanks for the great pic, Ray!
Norwegian Cara braves temperatures of Minus 10 C to display her So Then Stories shirt in the winter wonderland of Vintland with her fabulous dog Georg. Cara says, “Simen is the photographer and as you see, he is more concerned about getting Georg’s face in the photo, than mine.” Cara wrote some lovely things about my blog on her very funny blog at http://ramblings-of-the-cold-north.blogspot.no/2013/03/realizations.html – check it out!
Connecticut Meg happily displays her So Then Stories shirt while walking with her dog Rufus (who she describes as a “total camera whore”) on an old farm site near West Thompson Lake. Check out that sleet! Thanks, Meg, for the awesome pic!
Ohio Brooke proudly wears her So Then Stories shirt while pondering the possibility of travelling clay monkies and vodka-swilling hamsters — and also graciously providing me an awesome shout-out on her hilarious blog: http://www.frostedcork.com/2013/02/15/so-then/ Thanks, Brooke!
THE FIRST So Then…Stories SUBSCRIBERS IN…
Alabama — Christie in Vestavia Hills
Alaska — Jo in Anchorage
Arizona — Katherine in San Tan Valley
Arkansas — Tricia in Benton
California — Trixie in Sacramento; Ray in Los Angeles (first male in CA)
Colorado — Kristin in Greeley
Connecticut — Meg in N. Grosvenordale
Delaware — Hope in Magnolia
Florida — Mary Lou in Ft. Myers
Georgia — Leah in Atlanta
Hawaii – Megan in Wahiawa
Illinois — Jen in Naperville
Indiana — Kyle in Greensburg
Iowa — Lynn in Eagle Grove
Kansas — Molly in Leawood
Kentucky — Jamie in Bowling Green
Louisiana — Victoria in Slidell
Maine — Romy in Woolwich
Maryland — Rea in Annapolis
Massachusetts — Maureen in Allston
Michigan – DB in Saint Johns
Minnesota — Daryl in Westbrook
Mississippi — Shawna in Raymond
Missouri – Caitlin in Columbia
Nevada — Tina in Reno
New Hampshire — L.E. in Concord
New Jersey — Teresa in Rochelle Park and Karla in Ringoes
New York — Mark in Buffalo (another male subscriber! Woot! Woot!)
North Carolina — Sheila in Charlotte
North Dakota — Amy in Bismarck
Ohio — Brooke in Delaware (who knew there was a city called Delaware in Ohio?)
Oklahoma — Daniel in Moore (the first MALE subscriber!)
Oregon — Vanessa in Portland
Pennsylvania — Emily in Altoona
South Carolina — Kimberly in Isle of Palms
South Dakota — Kiki in Alexandria
Tennessee — Amanda in Murfreesboro
Texas — Jana in Lubbock
Utah — Dana in Sandy
Vermont — Dillyn-Marie in Fairfax
Virginia — Amanda in Virginia Beach
Washington — Erika in Seattle
Wisconsin — Becky in Appleton
Wyoming — Erin in Gillette
Australia — Richelle in Beechboro (first International subscriber in continent of Australia!)
Canada — Alison in Englehart, Ontario (first International subscriber EVER!)
England — Viri in Cornwall, England (first International subscriber outside North America!)
Estonia — Helen in Harjumaa
France — January in Alsace
Germany — Kathleen in Ubach-Palenberg
Japan — Jessica in Yokosuka
Norway — Cara in Mandal
South Africa — Vivian in Randburg
Sweden — Michelle in Vasteras
Switzerland — Daniel in Vilters
Parallel Universe — Amelia the Flickster Super Hero in Movie Theatres Everywhere!