Saturday, September 02, 2006

Finger Lickin' %#@$*#!!

Unfortunately, this photo somehow got left out of my previous food post.

And a mighty fine photo it is.

Okay, I admit - where photography is concerned, I tend to become sort of bossy and very control freak-y. I like to have the camera in my possession at all times, dangling by its strap from my wrist, where I will be ready to snap a picture at a moments notice. Sure, it's got a million scratches on it, and has never been the same since I accidentally dangled it in that water fountain. But I know I'll be ready when I notice the guy from the FBI's Most Wanted list standing in line in front of me at Taco Bell, or when Tom and Katie just happen to pass by with little Suri in her climate-controlled carriage.

If Rigel is carrying it, he insists on putting it in the camera case, zipping it and then putting the whole thing in his pocket or in the deep recesses of his backpack, where it is definitely not ready to snap a picture at a moments notice. Which is why you can often hear me yelling, "Give me the camera! Quick! Give me the camera! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GIVE ME THE GODDAMNED CAMERA."

Rigel had the camera when we came upon this in Kyoto, and I insisted he take a picture of it, because omigod it's the Colonel in a kimono. I suggested he do a vertical shot, then a horizontal, and perhaps a close-up of of his face, and then maybe a shot from another angle, and how about a duotone version with muted flash? And then I asked, "Did you get it? Huh? Huh? Did you get it? Are you sure you got a good shot?"

He took one picture, and then as he zipped up the camera into its case he said, "Oh, I got it alright."

Which, in case you couldn't decipher it, is code for "Woman, if you wish to stay married to me, if you value at all this wonderful union that we have, you will, from now to eternity, stop art directing my photos."

Okay. But I still would have cropped in a little closer and adjusted the contrast.

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39 comments:

NYC TAXI SHOTS said...

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Mary Tsao said...

Ha ha! Great photo!

Pieces said...

I just got a "Woman!" comment of my own--because I was laughing at your post and shaking the bed.

Mommy off the Record said...

I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. Our fast food imperialism is everywhere. We've even got the Colonel in a kimono--where will the insanity end??

But that picture IS priceless. So glad he got the shot!

carrie said...

I wish you would've nabbed the camera from your husband and taken pictures of "who" eats there--I can't imagine! Too Funny, that Colonel in the Kimono!

Carrie

IHF said...

At Christmas time he gets a santa hat, and for boys day he gets Samurai Armor (generally made out of construction paper). But I have never seen him in a kimono. Thank you (I think...).

Mrs. Davis said...

Great picture! And I'm soooo with you on giving direction to the husband with the camera. I've finally convinced my husband that it's worthwhile to take more than ONE shot of something.

mamatulip said...

...or when Tom and Katie just happen to pass by with little Suri in her climate-controlled carriage.

You are the funniest person ever. And that picture is awesome.

Scattered Mom said...

I can relate to the camera thing...my husband doesn't even take pictures anymore. (hee hee)

:P I have my eye on a fancy digital one and am trying to convince him how much we need it.

Waya said...

Yeah, I would have done the same too..."come in a bit closer..." That's too funny b/c I do the same thing to my hubbie and it drives him CRAZY!!

Kristin said...

Men!

Doesn't he know you have a blogging audience to appease?

Dawn said...

That was a true thing of beauty. I almost wish you had smuggled it back to put in your yard.

And I also carry the camera out, because who is to say when the perfect bloggalicious photo will present itself to you?

Pattie said...

OK, you sound just like my husband! :0 He is forever directinmg my shots..it kills me.
What is the Colonel wearing on his feet? Some kind of sandal?

crabbykate said...

this is my new favourite photo. Can I pretty please steal it for my destop wallpaper?

Lisa said...

You hubby sounds like mine. I am a camera hog too. It is a funny photo. Glad you saw it and insisted on him taking a pic!

shirley said...

Question: if Japanese tourists taking photos is a cliche in America, what was it like to have an American crazily taking pictures in Japan? Or are they too polite to think like that?

Girl About Town said...

Wow, I've really enjoyed reading your posts about your trip to Japan. I was delighted with the fruit display...just so...pretty!!!

Diana said...

LOL! Colonel in a kimono! Classic! Does he wear a hula skirt in Hawaii? Come with an igloo in Alaska?

liberalbanana said...

Great photo - even though I'm with you on the cropping thing. ;)

When my friends and I travelled around Europe after graduating college, I left my purse on the train we'd taken overnight from France to Italy. My camera was in it. I bought a craptastic camera from a vendor on a pier before our boat ride over to the island of Capri. Capri was the most beautiful place I'd ever been. But I hadn't loaded the film properly and NONE of my pictures turned out. I had to take doubles from the other girls' photos and was disappointed that all of my "cool artsy" photos were lost forever, to be replaced by the typical touristy shots that the other girls had taken. *sigh* Oh well.

wordgirl said...

The Colonel in a kimono. I thought I'd never live to see the day.

Moobs said...

Can you put your hand on your heart young lady and promise you didn't tweak the colour balance before you uploaded it?

shelly said...

Sounds like my husband. I believe his exact words on our last vacation were "Is there anything you WON'T take a picture of?"

Melissa said...

A little less background maybe...but he did a good job. I am the same way. I really want to be the one who takes the picture of "little Suri in her climate-controlled carriage." And then I will sell it on ebay to the highest bidder.

gorillabuns said...

i love it, a woman must always be in control, especially of the photo ops.

that's why i have to drive the car at all times, to be, well, in control.

Andie D. said...

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! I am laughing right now, and trying to stifle it so that I don't a) wake the kids and b) snort my wine out of my nose!

Whew. I'm OK now.

But REALLY! I'm the same way with my camera! I took no less than SEVEN shots of the sunset last night, and then let my 4 year old take some for the difference in perspective.

My poor hub obsessively pulls the camera out of my diaper bag, puts it back in it's case, and then puts the case in a BIGGER case, which goes on the top shelf in our closet. WTF?

I want the bugger READY TO GO!

Catherine said...

Really? Is that THE Colonel?? If so, their KFCs look MUCH more festive than any of the ones I've ever seen. Come to think of it, we don't have any Colonel statues over here, do we?!

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

OMG! My wife and I have been to Kyoto and saw Mr Sanders a few times.... but no Kimono?? I would have stood next to him and took a picture giving a "thumbs up" and maybe holding a bucket.

Jenny said...

See it's stuff like this that makes me want to marry you.

Because seriously? THIS would be the highlight of my trip.

sunshine scribe said...

As someone who is married to an art director whose camera is attached to him permanently and who thinks the world will end if I try and snap a shot ... I can relate :)

Mrs. Chicky said...

The colonel in a kimono! He's rolling over in his grave somewhere right now. The colonel without his white suit. Blasphemy.

My husband is usually the one with the camera. He usually takes 15 pictures of the same thing to make sure he gets the right shot. It irritates the hell out of me! But we do have awesome pictures.

Kevin Charnas said...

the colonel in a kimono is a little disturbing...as is Rigel's angle on it...ohh...but there's a mirror behind, so couldn't stand right in front...ohh...got it. okay, but the colonel in a kimono is still a bit disturbing...a leopard skin thong would've been a little better.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Well I'll be! If it ain't Colonel Harlan Sanders in a kimono! (Did you know there's a Kentucky Fried Chicken museum in Louisville? I, ah, went there. Really.)

Jess Riley said...

Does he wear leiderhosen in Germany?

Seriously. That's some funny sh*t.

honestyrain said...

oh for SURE a tighter crop and also placement of the kimonoed colonel stage right with the enough background visible to establish setting but no more.

a camera in a camera bag at the bottom of a backpack might just as well be left at home.

Heather said...

Just wanted to say i'm enjoying reading about your trip in your last few posts - thanks so much for sharing them.

Signed,
A happy hostage in your living room :)

kidslovecandy said...

I'm the family photographer too. Generally I don't like to have my hubs touch the camera. I'm afraid he'll drop or lose it. Or cut someone's head off.
On the the flip side there are maybe 5 photos, (3 I did as self portraits) in the last 90000 shots loaded on to our Mac. Eck. Maybe that's OK.

Jodi said...

HOLY CRAP. That's all I can say. All your posts & pics & stories are amazing. And you family sounds fantastic! WOW.

Mom101 said...

I am finally catching up on posts and omg, I'm so glad I found this one. Although I should have waited til morning; I could conceivably have nightmares about that photo.

lildb said...

not to be annoying and one-wordy, but dammit. you're hilarious.

and that's all I got. 'cause it's true.

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