Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Well, I have had a lot of questions about what P.I.F is. It has to do with "us" as photographers never being in photos with our loved ones. It is always our spouses in the images with our families or we are in the unexpected point n' shoot blitz from some relative. The rest of the story can be found HERE. I have decided to shoot 3 families a year. I already have my families for this year but 2009 is wide open.
You can follow the project here at Roadside Families.
Sarah, thank you for letting me shoot your family. I had a blast!
You might be wondering why in the last shot there are a bunch of random items. I want to keep in the same theme of JMC and Dalisa's concept of each family member bringing an item that is very special to him/her.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Hey all! Ok, one of our lovely clients (we have no idea who) has nominated us for the title of Best Photographer in Kansas City as part of The Best of Kansas City's A-List.
What is the Best of Kansas City's A-List?
It's an online guide to local businesses that launched with a contest starting 8/11/2008. The guide will be available year-round.- Consumers from all over Kansas City vote for their favorite businesses on http://kmbc.cityvoter.com/contests/best-of-kansas-city-s-a-list/1926
SO....click on the above link and vote for us! You do not have to be in KC to vote...ya just gotta love us. You do have to register, but they will not send you a bunch of junk or share your email address with anyone. So, vote, vote, vote!!! We can't wait to see our name in first place!
Thank you so much!!!
Just a quick note to let you all know that we are out of town until next Tuesday. We will be back in the office on Wednesday (if not Tuesday afternoon). Jason is shooting a wedding today at Table Rock Lake, and since we honeymooned 11 years ago here in Eureka Springs, AR, we decided to make a little getaway out of it. After we got married, we visited here every year on our anniversary, but since we had kids....well, you know. Anyway, we are thrilled to be here and are watching Hurricane Ike very carefully as the tail of the storm is whipping into Arkansas. Hopefully we won't get flooded out of our little cottage.....
A friend of ours (and an amazing musician) whose band we shoot, regularly shares his humorous escapades with his friends and family via email. This one was too funny not to share with all of you. Maybe some of you will be able to relate. Check out the link to his my space page at the bottom of the post and take the time to go see him perform. You will not be sorry. Oh, and make sure you shoot him an email if you too have suffered from this odd affliction. Thanks Casey for another really good laugh!
Hello friends and loved ones... I might have a disease. Please don't get anxious..it is not serious. I think I might be inflicted with what is called MSD (Maple Syrup Disorder) I am not in any pain and I can fully function through my day. However, my body smells like syrup. I found this out after eating Quaker Oats Weight Control Maple Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal. In an effort to eat a breakfast daily and be healthy, I chose Weight Control Oatmeal during my last trip to Price Chopper.
After eating my first bowl of this oatmeal I was standing in line for a meeting at school and a fellow teacher in front of me said, 'I smell syrup'. I said nothing, but I quickly pondered in my head the weird coincidence that I had eaten syrup flavored oatmeal only minutes earlier. I quickly told her she was crazy and signed in for my meeting.
Later that day, Lola came over and I greeted her with a hug. As my arms wrapped around her, I could smell my own hands. They smelled like syrup. Lola could smell it too. Please keep in mind that I wash my hands at least a dozen times at school during the day to ward off any kiddie germs. I also showered after work that day.
A few days later I tried the oatmeal again. Same result. After multiple hand washings and a shower, my hands still smelled like syrup. This was validated by Lola and a couple friends. The strong smell lasted for almost 2 days each time.
Yesterday morning, I tried my third and final bowl. As I write this message now the fan in my classroom sends air across my typing hands giving me whiffs of pancake goodness every once and a while.
Enough is enough! This can't be taken lightly! What would happen if we smelled like everything we eat? There would be no more lying to our spouses about our diet conquests... i.e.
'What did you have for lunch honey love?'
'I had a salad with fat free dressing schnookems'
'Oh really love bug? Then why do you smell like whoppers and cookies?'
'Give me peace you overbearing woman!!?
'DON'T LIE TO ME LARDO!' (see what happens if we let this continue? Marriages and relationships will be destroyed everywhere!)
SO..... I did some research. I have found that numerous other oatmeal eaters have had the same problem with exactly the same weight control brand flavor. What is happening!?!?! Is there some weird preservative that is leaking out of my body? Am I slowly killing myself with each mediocre bite of oatmeal? Will I make people around me crave pancakes every time I walk into a room? This of course is not the legacy I one day want to leave behind...'the bald syrup guy.'
These questions need answers so I called Quaker Oats. Tyrone, the customer service rep, had no idea what I was talking about...that is no surprise. However he was interested in what I had to say. He took statements from me such as
me-'It feels like syrup molecules are seeping through my body'
Tyrone- 'You can feel it' he asked.
ME - 'No, I can't feel it, but I think that is what is happening because I can't wash it off the skin so it must be coming from inside my body'
Tyrone -'maybe, I guess'
ME - 'MAYBE!?!'
Tyrone - 'Well I don't know'
ME - 'Yeah! Me neither'
After a 10 minute conversation we decided that the best way to handle this was to have me call back with the information from the box I have at home and in the meantime he was going to send me some coupons for my syrupy troubles. He took my phone number and said someone would call me with answers. I am guessing a scientist, doctor, or perhaps Wilford Brimley.
While I wait to see what the answer to this mystery is I challenge you to try some for yourself. I am not crazy! People all over the internet have left comments and blogs complaining that they too smell like syrup after eating this oatmeal. Search it yourself! I googled 'eat oatmeal and smell like syrup' Go to your local store, buy some Maple Brown Sugar Weight Control Oatmeal and eat it. Then smell yourself. It is amazing and also very very creepy. Thanks for your time. I am going to IHOP.