Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Photo Dilemma

As Christina wrote today, getting a good family photo is a challenge under any circumstances, but when two parties are squirmy little ones, the odds are pretty low. We got incredibly lucky last year - Q-ster learned that posing is a skill, so he was determined to hit all his marks, and Buster was both pre-mobile and remarkably compliant.

This means, of course, that we are probably scheduled for a broom-clutching, mental breakdown-inducing type photo shoot this autumn, which makes for great blogging, but iffy on the Christmas card front.

I don’t even have a plan or a photographer in mind. Perhaps this is the year to try a collage instead.

Newly added to my want-to-see list: Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box, where Madeleine Albright “shares the stories behind her unique pin collection.” For instance, she wore a trio of "Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil" monkey pins to “chide Russian President Vladamir Putin for his failure to acknowledge human rights violations committed by the Russian military in the violence-plagued region of Chechnya.” (Hat tip to Susan Wagner for the link.)

I want to replace our SIGG water bottles, given the newly revealed BPA status and two years wear and tear. What would you recommend? I’ve heard good things about Klean Kanteen, if I can just get over their painful spelling.


Mir said...

If you just want to get the newer/safer Siggs, you can exchange your old ones through the end of the month. :)

Asianmommy said...

I was able to exchange my Sigg bottles at Whole Foods.

mayberry said...

I don't know if this is what Klean Kanteens are like, but I have a plain (unlined) stainless steel bottle and I don't like it - there is kind of an unpleasant smell and taste to the water.

Anonymous said...

I have Klean Kanteens, and I like them. They're heavier and not as cute as SIGGs, but I feel much better about using them. At this point I just don't think that SIGG is trustworthy, and I don't want one of their new bottles either, you know?

And, oh, I hear you on the photo front. I really, really do.