Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Monday Photo Shoot

This from John Scalzi

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Get a picture of someone yawning and/or stretching. Clearly, pets are eligible for this photo shoot as well.

Now, you may think this may be difficult, but the fact is
yawning is contagious. Just thinking about yawning can make some people yawn. Indeed, with the picture of the yawning cat above, I'm willing to bet you're fighting back a yawn even as you read this. Personally, I've yawned about six times since starting to write this. So, you know, just get your camera and start talking about yawn. You'll get your picture soon enough (warning: talking about yawning may not work on pets).

Also a reminder: Just because it's the "Monday Photo Shoot" doesn't mean you can't do it on Tuesday or Wednesday, or even Thursday morning. I usually post the results Thursday afternoon.

Ok, here's the deal.  Cliff yawns a LOT.  He doesn't realize it, but he does.  When we're traveling, if he starts yawning about three times per minute, I talk him into drinking coffee or Diet Coke, or having a snack.  Because I know he's about to get really drowsy.

So I figured he'd be an easy target.

We were watching the first CSI tonight, and sure enough, he yawned a couple of times, and said, "Dang, I don't know why I'm so sleepy."

That's when I remembered this assignment; I told him about it, and got my camera.

I didn't want to miss that first CSI of the evening because I'd never seen that episode.  But as soon as it was over, I got ready.  And Cliff got tickled at me trying to take a picture of his yawn.

Finally, he gave me a yawn.  OK, it might be a fake one, but it's the best I could do.  Sadie never yawns, and it was too hot to follow Blue around the pasture today.

If you'd like to play along, catch somebody yawning and go leave a link in John's blog.


deshelestraci said...

Pretty funny!  

mastersblynn said...

Now who could resist a  hottie like that!!!!

grahamfarmga said...

LOL Maybe you shouldnt have told him what you where doing

monponsett said...

He caught on to you getting ready to snap the pic, and it screwed up his yawn. I bet he'd be better dealt with by just leaving the camera on the table, aimed at him. When he gets into a real yawn, you snap it off quick.

editorjeff76 said...

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therealslimemmy said...

i dont remember how i came across your journal
but i had to say reading this cute idea has me yawning now soo true thinking about it or seeing someone yawn is very contagious!
have a good weekend