I promised some fun.
I just didn’t tell you that YOU were going to provide it!
I can never do a straight ol’ giveaway. Always has to be some goofy rule or general silliness (anyone remember the Stupid Human Trick giveaway?)
But isn’t that kind of sort of why you keep coming back?
(please say yes)
Let me start with a story here.
See, certain kiddo needed to have a passport photo taken.
But even before that, I had to fill out a form detailing everything down to whether he had a relative that settled the original 13 colonies (yes), and whether he liked asparagus (heck to the no).
As I reached question #4,297, I looked at Mr. Daddy blankly.
Height? Honey, do you know how tall he is?
Oh shoot. It’s 11 o’clock. He’s sound asleep.
Right. Sound asleep.
So the two brilliant people that we are… we took a dadgum measuring tape, one grabbed his head and the other pulled his legs straight. And by golly we measured that sleeping Pilgrim by the light of a cell phone.
How tall honey?
47 and 5/8 inches.
Let’s just call it 48, k?
Ohmygosh… he’s as tall as I was when I entered high school.
HA HA HA HA HA HA
(stinkeye) That’s not funny.
Stick with me… there’s a giveaway in here somewhere.
Then it was time for the actual photo.
And of course, the day I pick him up from school for it… he’s drawn on his face with marker.
(If you are laughing right now… your day will come. Your day will come.)
Green dots on one side, dark fuschia on the other. Thanks for that, kiddo.
I brought my
Easter egg kid to Rite Aid for the fancy pictures where he promptly announced over the loudspeaker that he had to GO POOP.
(score 1,843 for the kid who is determined to check out every public restroom)
I escorted the little guy to the other end of the store where he spent the next five long minutes loudly praying “Jesus, please help me pooooop”.
I ignored the guy laughing in the pharmacy.
Really… there’s a giveaway… hang on…
After propping him up against the backdrop, the photographer said, “don’t smile”.
(Because really… the customs agents won’t recognize you if you smile)
And this, my friends… is what he got:
I could not.stop.laughing.
The guy actually gave it to me for free because he was laughing so hard.
(See the lone fuschia spot on his cheek?)
The comments were pretty much spot on:
Here’s where you come in…
I’ve had her work on my big photo wall for months – it adds just the right amount of color and retro funk.
This one has been on my favorites list for awhile…
This is so timely for us right now:
Adore the detail and processing!
Makes me smile… I can’t help it:
But the bottom blue one kind of sort of might have gotten PayPal’d to my address for a certain polka-dotted kiddo.
She has loads more prints. And has just opened a brand new shop “Anthology on Main”!
Fine. I also stole this from there:
Right now she’s offering a 20% discount for her prints… go here and enter 20VALENTINE for your sale!
You know there’s a twist…
The twist? Enter AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT with this:
Tell me the story behind that picture. What on earth did this kid do that he’s earned a mugshot for? Come on… did he say “shoot the butt”?
And if you don’t feel like writing a bit of funny fiction, there’s these:
The usual: blog about it for another entry – and leave a separate comment with the blog post link.
The usual: tweet it for another entry – leave the link to the tweet in a separate comment.
and the Almost Usual: if you’re a follower, leave a comment.
Because two prizes will be awarded: one for the mugshot story and another for simply being a follower. (Because we looove our followers!)
Main prize is an 8x10 from Katie Lloyd’s shop (!!!), and the bonus prize is a collection of my favorite things (which may or may not have a lot of chocolate in it… depends on how hungry I get before the post office.)
We pick a winner Monday night, so start writing those rapsheets! What on earth did this kid do?
**The Fine Print: Photography prize is generously sponsored by KatieLloydPhoto. My Favorite Things prize sponsored by yours truly. Juvenile Delinquent homemade by Rachel and Mr. Daddy.