Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Everything Looks Worse in Black and White

So, I was just asked to pick the next Saturday Scavenger Hunt word. I think I'll choose, outside. Have we had that one yet? If so, let me know, and I'll try again.

I went to The Hilltop for supper club and it was really nice. With the holidays and everything, I haven't made it for a while now. I had a big plate of cheese fries and a pint of beer for $4.50. You really can't beat that with a stick, can you?

I'm going to try really hard to get as close to seven hours of sleep as I can tonight, so I'll make this quick.

You know how annoying I always am with my camera? Yeah. Well, I do feel sorry for my girls now and again. Stinky doesn't usually mind, but Coadster has never had much tolerance for it. Here's a little photo post showing her creative avoidance. The first shot was from Christmas Eve when she was all full of the holiday spirit and trying to humor me.

Here she's allowing it, but obviously completely over the whole experience. Maybe I wouldn't want to photograph her so badly, if she weren't so expressive. I blame her.

The rest of these were from one of Stinky's basketball games. The first one, she just puts her hood up and turns around. Nice and simple.

Here she's using gloves as a prop.

For this pic, Coadster is utilizing her fleece quite nicely, I think.

And finally, she resorts to the duck and cover. This is equally successful for both warding off your mom's aggressive picture taking and protecting yourself from a nuclear attack.

She really has become the master of photography avoidance. I'm sure she'll thank me once she's famous and being hounded by the paparazzi.


Tara said...

I thought at first that the first photo was of you! Great photos! Most of my family are the type to duck and cover or dodge the camera. Thankfully most of my brothers are fun and will participate.

Next time I go to a restaurant I'm gonna order a big plate of fries. That sounds so tasty.

NoRegrets said...

And the red is so nice on her too!

Mr Atrocity said...

The trouble with people who hide from photos is that they make it too much sport for the photographer. There's nothing like a challenge.

laura b. said...

Isn't it amazing how different your two girls are? Both worthy of many, many photographs though.

Nate said...

So when Stinky and Coadster brink boys over, do you break out the laptop and show thousands of photos from over the years? That would be awesome.

Poptart said...

I am so confused - why does she hate it so? She's in show choir for god's sake!

Churlita said...


YOu should. And make sure they have melted cheese on them and be sure to dip them in ranch dressing.


With her dark hair, she looks amazing in read...What you can see of her.

Mr Atrocity,

Exactly. Nothing makes me want to take a photo more than if the person doesn't want me to.


I think that's what happens when you have two kids of the same gender that close in age, they become mirror images of each other.


If I had a laptop I would. Mostly I have their paintings from when they were younger decorating my walls and that seems to bee embarrassing enough.


Because she's stubborn. If I didn't want to take her picture, she's want me to. You've met her, right?

Minyo said...

Those are some great paparazzi avoidance skills!

My grandpa didn't like getting his picture taken and would put up his hands when people tried. Some people are funny like that. I had a friend in high school like that too. I was always trying to sneak her picture when she wasn't looking. Good times!