Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Changing pictures

Ssssh. I'm supposed to be working, but instead I'm busy creating my own distractions. After months of neglecting both my blog and my Myspace page, out of the blue today I decided they both need new avatars. Now. I pulled a few recent photos of myself from my hard drive - some self-portraits and some taken by others. Some are flattering, some are not-so, some are just odd. If you get bored and don't have anything else to do, let me know which one you think would make the best profile picture.

The first one is one my daughter took of me playing with the corgis.


I have this really cool thrift store mirror and sometimes I take pictures of myself in front of it. Yes. I know it's weird. I took this full body shot the other day. My husband likes this one, but then again he likes curvy girls.


I got the idea for shooting myself in the mirror after someone took this black and white one of me reflected in it. At the time Iwas in a rather animated conversation about something although now I don't remember what. I was probably defending one of my superior notions over someone's idiotic ones. ;-) Either way I really love this picture, even though I look a bit distressed in it.



The last one is one my daughter also took of me outside in front of the Mexican petunias.

OK, that's it. If any of you want to weigh in, I'd appreciate it. Once I make a decision that will be one less pointless distraction.

Oh, and if any of you are on MySpace and want to become friends, let me know.

24 comments:

thimscool said...

I'm with Larry on this one.

Morgan said...

Your vote is noted, Luke. Thank you. The only thing I don't like about that side shot is how the button on my blue jeans is sticking out through my shirt. It looks like I have a tiny erection.

laughingwolf said...

they're all enchanting, mini 'erection' and all ;) lol

thx for dropping over...

btw, i added some more nun's farts recipes, one in its original french, just for your boy to enjoy :P lol

Morgan said...

You're 6'4" and you called me "enchanting." I think I am in love with you.
I will be sure to fix some farts for Lucas. He spends a large part of his day working on his own, so he may not appreciate the competition.

Andrea said...

Holy crap. You look great! And you have how many kids?

But I really like the one with the puppies...very green and natural.

I've been tempted to make a myspace page, but I just can't bring myself to do it.

Morgan said...

You're sweet Andrea. Thanks!
I have five kids - ages 22, 20, 17, 10 and 5. I have gone forth and multiplied like a bunny rabbit and next year will celebrate being the mother of a College Graduate!
I like the corgi shot a lot. Corgis are so cute and obnoxious.
You have got to make a MySpace page. There are so many more options for uploading photos and music and whatnot. My older kids insisted I do the MySpace thing since they have one and it has really helped us communicate ever day. I thought it was just for younger people, but since I've put mine up I've discovered a lot of other people in my age range have them.

EBEZP said...

Wow you are quite gorgeous in all of them probably because you are but I'm with the mini erection too, thats also because I have shots like that of me in almost every mirror I see when I have my camera with me!!

Morgan said...

Your erection comment made me smile, Ebezp. And thanks for the nice comment. I'll put another mark in the side-shot column.
Speaking of erections in pictures, have you seen the photos that pop up on the Net of photos taken by guys who didn't seem to realize that their naked forms were reflected in glass of a window or cabinet. Or maybe they did and didn't care. Either way...funny. :-)

laughingwolf said...

you must've heard of the swedish vallhund? which came first, that or the corgi? ;) lol

i'm sure lucas would enjoy the pastry farts, as would your whole family :P

thx, love you too... as a good friend

Morgan said...

Very good, Wuff. The Vallhund came first. I actually saw one a few years ago at a dog show. It's quite plain that they are corgi kin. I think somewhere along the way some terrier got into the corgis. They are very terrier-like in tenacity and overall scrapiness. I adore mine and will always have at least one.

I told Lucas about the pastries last night as I was putting him to bed and he rolled around laughing. Little boys are such cretins. But I adore them.

soumynona said...

Hmmm, while I love the Corgi shot, the mirror (erection) shot provides such an awesome dichotomy it would be hard to rule against it - what if you could combine the two and have a picture of you taking a picture of you with the corgis (with an erection) Now that's deep

btw, there is no earthly way that your body can look as awesome as it does after 22 years of bearing children. Therefore I have concluded that you must be a super-hero - I love how they wear those too short briefs and too tight shirts exposing their tiny erections =>

laughingwolf said...

li'l boys grow to be cowboys, mama, keep any eye on him ;) lol

'mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys...' as willie n waylon intoned :O hee hee

thimscool said...

Another request, for sometime in the indeterminate future, to write a post about why Rush Limbaugh is a toilet clog

Morgan said...

Soumynona,
Wow. Thanks! I would run and get my cape but I think the only super powers I have are good genetics. My mom looks good after four kids, and she's seventy, although you'd never know it to look at her.
I like your idea of showing off my tiny erection whilst shooting my corgis, however the animal welfare arm of law enforcement is so picky these days and might get upset if I appeared to be turned on by photographing my dogs.

Wuff, I'm not interested in Lucas growing up to be a cowboy, even though he's learning to ride horses. To make sure of this, I'm teaching him to ride English instead of Western. I'd rather he be a fop than a cowboy. Most every cowboy I've ever met smelled funny.

Luke, Rush Limbaugh is a toilet clog because douche bags can't fit down the drain. Duh! Per blogging about that sanctimonious, hypocritical, pill-popping blowhard, what can I possibly say that hasn't already been said.

laughingwolf said...

some may smell, and be wicked as hell... the good'uns don't tell, and some make ye swell :O lol

but yeah, you may want him to become someone else, but tis his choice in the end....

Morgan said...

So true, Wuff. And no matter what Lucas becomes I will love him beyond words, as I do all my children. They're my little ducks.

laughingwolf said...

no need for me to say that's the proper parental procedure :)

DoctorBoogaloo said...

Morgan: I know that Paul Simon said "everything looks worse in black and white". But he hadn't seen your picture when he wrote 'Kodachrome'.

Morgan said...

Doctorboogalo, coming from anyone else I'd consider that comment a croc, but not from you. So thanks.
I really prefer black and white pictures, and am forever looking for subjects that show good contrast to shoot that way. There's something haunting about a good black and white shot. I don't think one needs color to make a photo colorful.
I'm glad you got a chance to view the video link I sent you. Pretty awesome, huh? :-)

thimscool said...

We went to the Day Out with Thomas in Spencer today. Man that museum is coming along. The roundhouse is impressive, and I can't wait until they finish the hanger.

Only two complaints, really... 1) The state needs to pay some folks to clean some of the detritus from the lines; and 2) Who ordered 95 degrees in October? WTF?

We got a couple of good B&W's and colors of Atticus... I'll send a link soon. Good times.

thimscool said...

I love North Carolina, heat, humidity and all.

Morgan said...

Spencer...that's near Salisbury, right? We went to the Day Out With Thomas in a little town near Asheville last year and it was so much fun. I wish I'd have known about the one in Spencer.
Lucas would love the museum. I just Googled it to see the pics and it looks awesome. Hopefully the state will be able to fix the problems, except for the heat. I hate it when it's this warm in October. We were going to go carting the ponies yesterday and it was just too muggy. It should be brisk and cool now, not buggy and soupy.
You know, it's a shame that we live so close together and haven't gotten the kids together. I was just up in Winston Salem two weeks ago to pick up another pony and thought about you, that being more your neck of the woods.
Maybe we could do a day at the zoo later in the fall, after the Princess is born and your wife feels up to it. That would be cool.
Hopefully the weather will be, too.

thimscool said...

That would be fun, although right now we're underwater...

It strikes me that a more likely scenario is that Nicole would stay home with Dr. Suzu, and Atticus and I would take in the zoo with you.

Morgan said...

That would be awesome. How are you going to break it to Atticus that you aren't really naming his sister Dr. Suzu? I mean, you aren't really....right?