Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pokerface....A Cautionary Tale

It was a normal day at work ..or so it seemed. Heather Heat(* Last names have been changed to protect identity) walked through the crisp fall air with a little skip in her step. As she swiped her badge she thought to herself, "This is going to be a jazztastic day!" And then she did a little jazz hands dance…which was weird but the security guy just smiled and shook his head.

As she walked to her desk she noticed poker tables set up all around. "Good golly me" she thought, "I totally forgot it was poker day! I have been reading up on poker on Wikipedia for days in preparation for this (Wikipedia is not affiliated and has not sponsored Heather Heat).

She knew the tournament wasn't for another 3 hours and 22 minutes so she would have plenty of time to grow out her stache. She donned her glasses and practiced her best pokerface.

During the first game she concentrated hard and whispered to herself I hope that they don't notice I touch my mustachio when I bluff.

For a moment she thought she was going to lose it all.

But she came out victorious and gave her fans a thumbsupski!

After that first game Heat was elated! She was unstoppable…and she was addicted.

On her way to lunch before the finals she found a poorly constructed visor hat in the parking lot. "That's weird", she thought to herself. None the less and with no regard for cleanliness she plunked it down on her head.

Little did she know that it's previous owners had called that hat, "The hat of doom" and had thrown it out the window after stubbing their toe. That was all it took for them.

Needless to say Heather did not win the poker tournament that day. And her moustache fell off, it refuses to grow back. You can find her now holding this sign and just waiting for her next chance to become the poker champion.

Don't let this happen to you or your loved ones!

P.S. Poker day at work ='s totally awesome. I have never played before so if you notice I don't blog for awhile it probably means I lost my computer, my car, my house, etc. in a poker game.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fake it till you make it...

That's my philosophy with studio lights. Ok not really, but I haven't quite mastered them yet. I do a lot of reading and looking but not quite enough practicing. That's my goal for the upcoming slow period in the new year. So it "might" have been my goal for last year don't know me!

With subjects as cute as my nephews though it's impossible to mess up ;)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A PSA about PCS

So I sat down and was going to post a "Many faces of Blaze" blog of random shots I have taken throughout the summer when I realized something serious.

There was only one face of Blaze this summer. Due to an unfortunate disease known as PCS he was unable to smile in front of a camera.

I know that there are probably many of you with questions on PCS so I put together a little Q&A for you.

Q- "What is PCS?"
A- PCS is an illness that stands for Photographer's Child Syndrome.

Q- Is my child at risk?
A- Unfortunately PCS is all too common. If you are a photographer or even an active hobbyist chances are you or someone you know has already been affected by PCS.

Q- What are the symptoms of PCS?
A- Lack of eye contact, refusal to smile, same look for every picture... running away and screaming if a camera is seen are all signs of PCS. Also if you hear your child saying, "No more pictures" as they are sleeping or refusing to have anything to do with cheese this could be a sign they have contacted PCS.

Q- Is PCS contagious?
A- I am happy to report that PCS is not contagious as my younger son has been PCS free for 3 years now.

Q- Is there a cure for PCS?
A- Unfortunately no cure has yet been found. There are temporary remedies such as bribes that may ease you through this period.

Below are some examples to show you what PCS might look like. Now this was not a serious case so remember PCS comes in many forms.

Starting to see a little crack in his facade here.

In all seriousness what I love most about these pictures are his eyes (ok and his lips..I am a little jealous of his perfect lips!). Blaze has always had a little bit of a lazy eye. We thought his having glasses might correct it but they weren't really so he has started to have to wear a patch this summer for six hours a day and I already see a huge difference.

Oh and just so he doesn't have any of you fooled...this is the Blaze I know and love.

About Me

I am a 27 year old wife, friend, and mother. I am a take it one day at a time kinda gal. I love to have fun and capture memories. I believe that a positive attitude makes a postive life so have a great day and enjoy my blog :) Thank you for looking and taking an interest.


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