Doppelgangers do exist. I know because I think I just met mine! First off, although I usually refer to myself as F.I.B my name is Lisanne. Lisanne is not a very popular name. All my years stomping the planet I've never met another. The origins of how I ended up being called Lisanne are not as exotic as most people think. No, I am not French nor am I named after a Czechoslovakian Princess.I'm an American mutt who's mother found the name in the newspaper This is in my baby album. Lisanne was a bathrobe manufacturer and my mother just liked the name, see, even my name is friggin' FOUND (and copyrighted)!
Otherwise I've been told that I would have been named "Angela" a name MUCH easier to pronounce. I've spent my entire life being called all sorts of variations of Lisanne. I'm used to it but please don't call me "Lisa Ann" because then I may have to kill you!
So back to the doppelganger, to put it bluntly there is ANOTHER CHICK IN BROOKLYN NAMED LISANNE WHO TAKES PICTURES OF GARBAGE! She even has a flickr group called "NY Has the Coolest Garbage". She found me and is equally stunned. Here is a bit about her flickr group in her words.....
One of the Flickr groups I run is called "NY Has the Coolest Garbage". It's a small group, only 14 members, but I thought that a group pool of NYC garbage should exist. After all, we do have the coolest garbage here in New York City. (especially in Brooklyn) I'm the most prolific poster there, which gives me pain. Seems that there are few people out there with the motivation to take a short walk twice a week to see what their neighbors think isn't worthy of a place in their homes anymore. I am always amazed to find something of interest every Tuesday and Friday Night. Since you are also dedicated to this pursuit and also lucky enough to be a Lisanne (there are so few of us, you know) I was hoping you might join this group. We might have the collective effect of motivating the other members.She even has a picture of a turntable!!! See! What are the odds? Is this bizarre or am I over reacting? Same rare name, same somewhat odd past time, same borough, same interests. This is like one of those 60's TV shows, a combination of "The Twilight Zone" and "Bewitched". I love it!
Lisanne hales from the Sheepshead Bay area formerly known as Homecrest. In addition to the garbage photography she is also very concerned with overdevelopment (as I!) of her neighborhood. Here's what my doppelganger has to say about that:
What is happening in Sheepshead Bay is an invasion of 3 story condo units, which take up three or four properties. I thought this trend had reached the saturation point recently, but unfortunately a new spurt has occurred. A lot of these buildings are wanting for buyers, a lot of those who bought have defaulted on their mortgages and yet the craziness continues. I involved myself with a coalition group which was supposedly influential enough to sway some politicians but the best they could achieve was a moratorium on building structures higher than three stories. Existing projects, of course, were allowed to continue.
Well, I think I just found my next guest blogger! Anyway F.I.B as always, is a latecomer to just what this flickr stuff is all about. Man there are sure alot of photos out there!!!! If anyone wants to join and I know there are more street garbage photographers out there, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you an invite.