Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cloze N'Shiz

Yesterday was supposed to be spent in the morning shopping, getting ready for FHE that night with the Horspools, and then shooting Amber's "Trash The Dress" session with me, but that didn't happen. Harper decided he was going to throw up, and this delighted me to no end. Apparently it was a 24 hour bug because today he is on fire! Anyway, I went to the D.I. to find props for my shoots, and ended up coming home with a cool chair that I have to paint and a sweet old timey suit case. Fabulous! All for less than $10! STEAL!

Anyway, so inside of the suitcase was this old, brown leather Adidas bag. It's no secret that we love free things. I'm all about picking things up off the sidewalk when people leave them out for the trash, and putting them in my car or stroller and then collecting all the junk and then taking it everywhere I go...ok so I just realized I'm a baglady. But I digress, so this Adidas bag, we'll call him "Adidas Bag" just for convenience, anyway, Adidas Bag was sitting on the counter this morning with a white 3"x5" card resting on top. Mike likes to leave me notes on cards on random days with random thoughts for no reason at all. I enjoy this habit, very very much, I'm not going to lie to ya. Plus, they're not secret notes...so that's why I'll share the one I got today with you. It said this:

I can use this bad boy for my temple cloze.

Now, if you're wondering, he didn't spell "clothes" wrong by accident, he did it because he and I...well...we like to talk the ghetto talk. We like to pretend we're from the streets, that's how we roll. We like to explore the fact that he's half black. Plus, he's half Korean and um have you ever seen those Asian gangs? FIERCE!

So I'm going to shoot Tiffany's 16th birthday shots today, if I can find somewhere to drag the Harper to. He's never been left with anyone except Mike's mom twice, and the rest of the time, he's with our kids. So...we'll see. I don't even know where to look.

Oh and yesterday, I shot Amber's TrashTheDress shots (for my portfolio) and I forced her to hitch hike with my new suitcase in her hands...and you can't imagine how many people stopped just to stare and/or offer help. They'd yell out "Hey! Bride! You need a ride beeotch!?" (they really didn't say beeotch, I'm just bein' street again) and then they'd see me crawling on my stomach on the street behind the car taking shots with my big fat telephoto lens and they'd say "Nevermind" and leave.

The end.


(you can see the set so far from that particular shoot HERE)

16 comments:

ashleyO said...

Thank you sister for saying "old timey"... oh how I laugh every time that Deen lady says "old timey brownies or old timey fudge." Love eet. And that is such a steal!!! 2 fer 1. Oh, that miracle friend we call Adidas Bag. I love that picture. You are so going to do my bridals and pics for the rest of my life.

Alli Easley said...

I love saying Old Timey. Mike started it a few years ago for me. It's probably the reason I married him...because he says things like "Old Timey". Oh and I'll do your pictures foreva, that's how big my heart is ;) ♥

Eliza said...

ummm, no pitcha of said Adidas bag?

ashleyO said...

awww thanks hunny cakes. and yes we need a picture of said Adidas Bag!

Mike is of da awesomeness.

Dani said...

Yes, yes, a picture of the new temple "cloze" bag. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new shots - they rock-er-ate! They are amazing and I can't wait to see more.

I'm a total scavenger/trash scrounger as well, in fact yesterday I scored with a new executive office chair and a crib mattress. Why a crib mattress? Yeah, I don't know but it was there so I took it! I love Tuesday the trash day - you just never know what you're going to get ;]

Amber said...

Ok, so why didn't you bring Harper to me today? I would've loved to take care of him for you! He's so squishy and cute!
And the pictures- you're amazing! Who's that married weirdo girl pretending to be a bride anyway?! J/K :0

shark like a fox said...

i love that photo with the bouquet in yer face. i want one like that of me!!!!

you need to get that Harper babysat-adjusted so you two can go out on hot dates, cuz lets face it, Tiff is gonna turn 16 and NEVER BE HOME AGAIN.

Also, I love Mike's notes. I love Mike. I want you two to come visit us so bad it hurts my eyeballs. We will have such goodtimey fun!

Tori said...

So when are coming to add my family to your portfolio? Did you get me e-mail from forever ago?

Adidas bag...hilarious. I want to meet Mike.

Alli Easley said...

Amber, I don't know who that crazy bride is, she was fun though ;)

Kristen, we want to come too. May?

Tori, whenever you want us there, we'll come! Actually, I think I have a shoot there in like 3 weeks, so...we should talk. Oh and I never got that email? You'll love Mike too, he's awesome.

Eliza said...

how comes none of my chillins on your site lady!

Alli Easley said...

I emailed you and asked you if I could use them, dummy! You never responded so I assumed no.

Lyd said...

I love eet!!! I want to have fun times like you! I'll just give it 3 weeks and then I'm free! Free at last! :)

Eliza said...

gmail... I don't check the other one. I never got it YOU dummy! Yes you can put them on silly!

Mandy said...

ohh if my wedding dress still fits you can practice on me anytime! :) i love them all.

-KJ said...

Me too! My upper half will prolly fill it out better too. No more stuffing gallons of crunchy church bathroom paper towels in it. That's a story.
I love this shoot. You are so creative!

-KJ said...

Oh yes, I heart Michael. That boy. He needs to be BFF with Kevin. That's all.