Friday, April 27, 2007

Rise and Shine!

It all started with 21st Century Mom, that troublemaker. She cited the challenge issued by Jessica of Daughter of Opinion to post an unadorned photo of what you look like first thing—very first thing—in the morning. As Jessica put it
A close friend of mine recently suggested that what really provides substance to a relationship and bonds people together is sharing the "yuck".

If you are a blogger who posts pictures, I challenge you to feature your own "Rise and Shine" photo.

I dare you to not only reveal but revel in your own imperfections and, in doing so, show us who you really are.
Runner Susan had to up the ante by issuing a challenge: Free masthead to the worst morning picture.

Never one to shrink from a challenge, I offer exhibit A:



And if that's not scary enough, try this on for size:


In fact, I got so into this, I took a photo every single day this week. OK, several photos. I should win for persistence alone!

Are we closer now? Did we bond?

But dang, I forgot you could smile. Then again, I don't do much smiling first thing in the morning.

18 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

I certainly hope you win on sheer volume, alone because no one else took 45 pictures - 45!! That is so impressive. I'm goint to tell Susan that you MUST win. You must.

Good job!

jeanne said...

impressive? or insane? you decide!

Dori said...

OMG, Jeanne. You crack me up with the Vicky's Secret Bedroom Eyes. I actually sat through your slide show. You don't look like you're in your happy place in some of them. If you win, Susan can incorporate all those pictures into the masthead!

You have more guts than me. I will NOT be posting bedhead pictures.

Neese said...

lololololololol
I viewed the slideshow as well! Why do I feel like I've just come from a slumber party!? I am cracking up! love the photos! I can't believe you did this, and what great lighting you have in your bedroom that early!

Firefly's Running said...

Damn...I do not have a chance with your post. (And still have to post by tommorow)

brent said...

nicely done jeanne! ;)

WannaBe5Ker said...

You are brave indeed. No morning photos for me, that is for sure!

You sure are persistent taking all those am photos! It was actually kind of artistic, the light or the head tilt varying slightly in each...like a Monet series of the same cathedral in different lights of the day...

Cool!

Just12Finish said...

You are hilarious!

LBTEPA said...

Must stop laughing now -
no, will keep laughing!

Laurie said...

You are too much Jeanne. We have definitely bonded! The sheer number and taking pics over multiple days should seal the deal. You crack me up!

David said...

You sure are desperate for a new masthead. That's for sure.
I will be kind and not even begin to tell you the thoughts that went through my head as I watched that slideshow.

IHateToast said...

it's like we just slept together after understanding that neither was sober or alert enough to drive home and both were too cheap to pop for a taxi.

those photos made me crave waffles big time!

Susan said...

Oh my! I love it. The problem with me is... I refuse to "grow up" and start wearing make-up (at 32-years-old), so unfortunately I look pretty much the same no matter what.

So if you ever see me in make-up, you'll know it's quite the occasion!

Jessica said...

This is GREAT - I love the many photos you took....you should absolutely win SOMETHING for effort alone!

LBTEPA said...

cute pjs BTW

Laufenweg said...

you are a brave, brave soul

m said...

ditto on the above!

I'd scare the living beejeezes out of everyone and anyone who saw me in the morning. I kinda look like Sideshow Bob. Seriously.

Robin said...

Impressive? Insane? THIS IS AWESOME! You make me wanna go out and buy that digital camera I have had my eye on for months now! :-)