November 15, 2011

Annual Birthday Photo

Teri Lou Dantzler, self portrait
Every year my mom insists on taking my photo on my birthday. I have a collection of well 47 of them. My birthday was last month, my mom and I weren't together to celebrate and I failed to take my photo this year. Of course a few days after my birthday when we were talking on the phone mom asked me if I took the famous photo...I told her the truth.

Today I was getting ready for the day and decided to capture an everyday moment - putting my hair back. So hard to capture an expression that I like on my face. I must have taken 30 images changing the angle, zooming in and out, looking at the camera and away. The biggest difficulty was holding the camera still enough so the image wasn't too blurred. Always something that seems to make a difficult project seem impossible.

I finally captured one I liked. I think my mom will forgive me for being a bit tardy this year.

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4 comments:

  1. Great self-portrait TeriLou. I like what the tradition your Mom started.

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  2. Your BD doesn't happen to be on 11/14 does it? coz mine is haha

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  3. DOWN AT THE TWIST AND SHOUT (Mary-Chapin Carpenter)

    Saturday night and the moon is out
    I wanna head on over to the Twist and Shout

    Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat

    When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
    Out in the middle of a big dance floor

    When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more

    Wanna dance to a band from a-Lou'sian' tonight

    Well I never have wandered down to New Orleans
    Never have drifted down a bayou stream
    But I heard that music on the radio
    And I swore some day I was gonna go
    Down Highway 10 past Lafayette
    To Baton Rouge and I won't forget
    To send you a card with my regrets

    'Cause I'm never gonna come back home

    Saturday night and the moon is out
    I wanna head on over to the Twist and Shout
    Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat
    When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
    Out in the middle of a big dance floor
    When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more
    Wanna dance to a band from a-Lou'sian' tonight

    They got an alligator stew and a crawfish pie
    A gulf storm blowing into town tonight
    Living on the delta's quite a show
    They got hurricane parties every time it blows
    But here up north it's a cold, cold rain
    And there ain't no cure for my blues today
    Except when the paper says Beausoleil
    Is a-coming into town, baby let's go down

    It's Saturday night and the moon is out
    I wanna head on over to the Twist and Shout
    Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat
    When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
    Out in the middle of a big dance floor
    When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more
    Wanna dance to a band from a-Lou'sian' tonight

    Bring your mama, bring your papa, bring your sister too
    They got lots of music and lots of room
    When they play you a waltz from a-1910
    You're gonna feel a little bit young again
    Well you learned to dance with your rock and roll
    You learned to swing with a do-si-do
    But you learn to love at the fais-do-do
    When you hear a little Jolie Blon

    Saturday night and the moon is out
    I wanna head on over to the Twist and Shout
    Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat
    When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
    Out in the middle of a big dance floor
    When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more
    Wanna dance to a band from a-Lou'sian' tonight

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  4. Very lovely self-portrait Teri Lou!! It has such a great vintage feel to it!
    Cecily

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