Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Happy December everyone! It was raining like cats and dogs most of today and the sun just broke out around 3. I quickly ran outside to take my pictures and it happened - I got the "weirdo" look. I've been taking pictures of myself with a timer and a tripod for 80% of my 30 for 30 outfits. I take my pictures in Philadelphia on a local neighborhood street that pretty much always has some bystander(s) watching me take my pictures. The comments I get vary...here are some of my favorite examples...
"How old are you?" -- Conversation continues and they explain that I remind them of their 16-year old daughter...yep, that's a good one!
"Do you want me to take that one for you?" -- No thanks, ::thinking, it would probably more work to take it off the tripod and get you to take one:: but I do appreciate the sincerity!
::Laughter, pure laughter:: -- YES! I'm glad someone else finds humor in this, because I too think it's pretty ridiculously funny!
::Weirdo, what are you doing...weirdo:: -- AND? You can't please everyone ::sigh::
Today I got the "weirdo" look, from a man who was probably walking home after a visit to the gym. I simply smiled at him and went on about my business. I've come to recognize that it is weird to most people for someone to stand in front of a camera posing with a fabulous outfit on. I actually only think it's normal because I do it every day, but I know it's outside the norm for most people, so I've accepted all the comments, and looks, laughter...even the "weirdo" ones.
PS - I know I would give me a weirdo look sometimes with my awkward poses #notamodel
PSS - No wind fan in the first pic, it's au natural! LOL