Tuesday, April 25, 2006

On Blogworthiness, Wild Horses, and the Artificial Eye

I've been giving the gkirlin photos some thought as to why they come out so nice and I think I've figured it out. I have 5 neices and nephews, my sister and her husband have the oldest neice and oldest nephew and my brother and his wife had a nephew, neice, nephew every 5 years like clockwork. Sometimes they will LOOK at this foul mouthed blog and when they see one on here they want to know what they can do to be 'Blogworthy'. I love them all equally and rarely see them individually without carefully trying to balance it with the others, and in fact, I see gkirlin the LEAST because his age makes me fear him like a horse that has yet to be broken. The others I interact with, he I just watch.

But the 4 oldest knew me before I was your lowly and humble photographic servant so when I have a camera, they notice it and pay attention to it as you can see by this example. gkirlin has unlikely ever seen my whole face. To him I am the Uncle with the big artifical eye that I have to hold up in front of my face and he politely ignores it, averts his gaze, and hopes it will go away.


  1. Actually, I think it's also partly the RED HAIR. I'm a sucka for GKirlin and I *know* it's due to more than just his sidelong glances & ignoring you. That red hair just stabs me in the heart, each and every time. *stab*

    Do the others have The Gift that is RED HAIR, as much as G? Cuz DUDE. Lil Man's got it goin' ON. :)

  2. artificial eye. that's cute. i chuckled.

  3. yah u r right...
    candid is good as potrait....
    and not those who pose
    sorry to say that,

  4. Enjoy! He will change, believe me. Soon, he will want to take pics of you with YOUR camera.... :)

  5. i completely know what you mean.
    i'm fairly certain that there's a whole demographic of people who know me as a mouth under a camera.

  6. U R clearly the funnest Uncle on the planet! ; )

    The Tart
    ; )

  7. toady joe: The others were spared. :)

    stepha: That's because you didn't get a stick in it!

    zb: You are quite right. Anytime you agree with me you are quite right.

    mp: Oh..it's happened. http://jkirlin.blogspot.com/2005/07/where-photobloggers-come-from.html

    jenn see: I'm a memeber of that demographic.

    Tart: Thanks, neice.

  8. Good description of your relationship with him. Yeah, when they don't interact with you, they are better subjects.

  9. When gkirlin saw this photo he said "What's K eating? That's the RV.I wish we had another one!" pout, turn around and walk back out of the room head hanging.
    He tells me all the time to stop taking pictures of him lol "WHY do you do that always!?" he said the other day.
    Also Uncle Jeff you are the crackley staticy voice on the telephone...the one he wants to be a dead bastard ;) hehehehe