October 17, 2010

Posing with parasols.

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On Lake Mendota, today.

7 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Caution: The Lake Mendota bike trail appears unfinished. But it may be useful for Wind Surfing using your new convertible mountain-lake bikes.

EDH said...

I know this is a horrible thought, but the servile orientation of photographer to the subjects made it occur to me that at least for a second Mom might wish she had a rocket launcher, instead of a camera, to get even with at least one of those young hoties for stealing her girlish figure during childbirth.

Okay, that was bad.

edutcher said...

Given her predilection for ankle-length skirts, I'll bet Ann would look nice with a parasol (might also protect that redhead's complexion).

(Yes, I'm terribly sexist, but I've learned to live with it)

PS Maybe Mom never had that much of a girlish figure, EDH (or are you projecting? (assuming you're not a guy))

EDH said...

PS Maybe Mom never had that much of a girlish figure, EDH (or are you projecting? (assuming you're not a guy))

No, I think it was the Mom jeans, the "distance" between and the "take just one more step back for me" appearance of the situation that gave me the impression of passive aggressive hostility.

As for how I might "write women so well..."

Ann Althouse said...

It looked like a professional photoshoot, not a family.

Why, when you see a woman photographer, do you assume "mom" instead of professional photographer? Based on the way the 3 young women are dressed and posed (and the camera), I assumed this was for an ad for a local store.

MadisonMan said...

It doesn't look like a professional photographer: she has only one camera, and her bag of other gear is nowhere to be seen.

EDH said...

Why, when you see a woman photographer, do you assume "mom" instead of professional photographer?

It was one of several inferences I drew in the first second of viewing the photo, chuckled when the "Rocket Launcher" song palyed in my head, and I ran with it.

I even slapped my own hand immediately after for being so presumptuous and mean.

Part of my inference and commentary was also rooted in how parents today are much more servile than when I was growing up. Earlier in the evening I was with old friends when we made the observation that "in our day" parents didn't drive us around, we had to cut through miles of swampland on foot to get where we wanted to go.

My exact point was the general observation that parents today are often indistinguishable from paid servants (chauffers, schedulers... even fashion photographers) of their children.

That and the Mom jeans and the fashion, fitness and age disparities.

Plus the possibility there may be a "mean girl" lurking inside every woman, even Mom.

;)