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 funny posts – then forward them to your friends/relatives/coworkers/neighbors/parole officer so they’ll subscribe too! 


When I began blogging, I offered a FREE So Then… Stories shirt, while supplies last, to…
1) the first person in each of the 50 United States who subscribes by email
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)

But now supplies are out — (sad face) — but here are some cool pics of readers wearing the So Then Stories shirts!

ZZ Shirt AZCheck out the beautiful smile on Katherine when she and her son enjoy the Harlem Globetrotters game in Arizona! Thanks for wearing your So Then Stories shirt at a popular sporting event, Katherine! You’re helping me win some new readers!
ZZ Shirt Maldives 1 700xWho’s frolicking in the surf in her So Then Stories shirt?  It’s Zaena on the gorgeous beaches of Maldives!  Thanks, Zaena, for the stunning photo!   
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Lovely Wann of Kuala Lumpur displays her So Then Stories shirt in front of the Leaning Tower, a clock tower in her late mother’s hometown of Teluk Intan, Perak. Wann loves the history of this clock tower so much, she wrote a paper about it in high school! She said you can hear its bell ring every hour from miles away! Thanks for the terrific pic, Wann!

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KANGAROO! How awesome is Richelle in Australia who managed to display her So Then Stories shirt in a photo WITH A KANGAROO!! You rock, Richelle!

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By the way, Richelle let me know that not EVERYONE in Australia rides a kangaroo to work…ha!

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Nebraska Kelsey lights up Platte River bridge with her beautiful smile!  Thanks for the cool photo!

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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!

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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!

ZZ Shirt KY 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?

ZZ Shirt KY close up 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!'” 

ZZ Shirt NYMark 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!

ZZ Shirt CAIn 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!

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Amy features the brilliant blue of the So Then Stories shirt against the gorgeous greenery in Bismarck, North Dakota.  Thanks for the pic, Amy!


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 
Idaho — Tara in Boise
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
Montana — Naomi in Missoula
Nebraska — Kelsey in North Bend
Nevada — Tina in Reno
New Hampshire — L.E. in Concord 
New Jersey — Teresa in Rochelle Park and Karla in Ringoes
New Mexico — Jan in Socorro
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
Rhode Island — Kim in North Smithfield
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
West Virginia — Jaime in Moundsville
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
India — Divya in Bangalore
Israel — Sabrina in Beer Sheva
Japan — Jessica in Yokosuka
Malaysia — Wann in Kuala Lumpur
Maldives — Zaena in Male’
New Zealand — Kathryn in Kerikeri
Norway — Cara in Mandal
Romania — Shelly in Constanta
South Africa — Vivian in Randburg
Spain — Jordi in Barcelona
Sweden — Michelle in Vasteras
Switzerland — Daniel in Vilters


Parallel Universe — Amelia the Flickster Super Hero in Movie Theatres Everywhere!