Thursday, March 23, 2006

Photo shoot

God. I got sick of the picture of me staring at the ceiling, so decided to put on another one. This always starts with me trying to take a really candid shot of myself, and ends with me covered in makeup and lipgloss looking sideways.

So I took oodles of photos of myself, trying to look natural-yet-foxy.

Martha

Then Finn asked to play with the camera, and bingo! It seems the key is to not try and smile when there is nothing to smile at. Instead, smiling at the fruit of your loins does the trick nicely.

martha 035

13 comments:

dreamydeas said...

:)

noizy said...

// smiling at the fruit of your loins

ahaha. I got completely the wrong mental image when I read that the first time.

Kate said...

Fantastic foxy picture. I think you have a photographer in the making. "Yeah baby! Yeah!"

David Farrar said...

That top photo is great. I much preferephotos where people are not staring at the camera. YMMV.

Martha said...

Ah, but I was staring at Finn - which even though only I really know it makes me like the picture better.

David said...

If you don't have any fruit of loins, is it OK just to smile at fruit?

If so, what fruit do you suggest?

stephen said...

You're not from Te Kauwhata, are you?

Martha said...

huh? I'm from Wellington.

But I'm not getting anything at the moment, so if you're making a joke, I'm sorry but I'm very dense.

Jo Hubris said...

YMMV = you make me vommit?

ben.run said...

YMMV. Nice one, it goes with WITV

It works will in sentences such as: "Thanks YMMV now I am WITV"

Martha said...

I'm crap at acronyms (is that what they're called?) It marks me out as pre-text generation, and short-timer in the public service.

Mike said...

YMMV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YMMV
WITV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WITV

No, I didn't know what da yoof were talking about until I Wikipedia'ed it ... and it's fair to say the "WITV" defintion is probably not the correct one because I just can't make head nor tail of the sentence: "Thanks YMMV now I am WITV" being "Thanks Your mileage may vary now I am South Carolina Educational Television"

Come to think of it even the 1st definiton is probably not right.

Ho hum.

Martha said...

I looked it up on wikipedia too Mike, I never know what anyone is on about. I got the gist that it means "in my opinion".

And WITV is "writhing in the vomit".
Some friends and I made it up when we were trying to come up with catchy new computer speak. We didn't check whether anyone else had bagsed it first!