Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spy Games

Julie at Another Chance Ranch is hosting this week's Fun Monday, and her assignment was to post "your best spy camera photo and the story behind the photo."

(If you read The Pioneer Woman, and yet don't know Julie, I'll boil it down for you. Remember the movie "Beaches?" As Oklahoma ranch girls go, Julie is the Barbara Hershey to Ree's Bette Midler.)

Now, I knew going into this assignment that the Spy Queen, aka the Horny Redneck Christian Woman, aka Vicki, was going to rule hands down. I'm not sure if it was that knowledge, the fact that I pored thru dozens of photographs this weekend, or Matt's self serving boob contest that led to my photo choice. But I came to the realization that the best spy photograph in my possession was actually taken OF me and my husband.

In 2003, we took a "mini-vacation" in Eureka Springs, AR, in addition to our regular vacation. We just needed to get away for a few days, and drove a short jaunt up to the Northwest corner of the state for some fishing, shopping, dining, etc. It's tough to schedule a good time for a family portrait, so when I spotted the "Old Tyme Photo" studio, I dragged Roger and Amber inside. Our last photos were made in 1997 at Judge Roy Bean's studio, so it was definitely time for an update.

We had the traditional family photos made, and then shots of us individually. Amber quickly got tired, and the photographer wanted to take a few of us as a couple. As his assistant left to help Amber change out of her clothes, the photographer worked to adjust the flash umbrellas. Now, if you know Roger and me, you know that we tend to goof around and pick on each other quite often. Well, here we were, all gussied up, and me looking like a saloon tramp.

Roger did what came naturally, the photographer had been "spying," and this photo was the surprising result:


Willowtree said...

Now that's what I'm talking about! Hubba hubba!!
Hey, I loved the description of Julie (not so sure she will).

James Burnett said...

Hooray for saloon chicks!

BTW, I see your new tunes are Fergie's. I met her on the job a few months ago. I was pleasantly surprised. Unlike a lot of celeb musicians I've met she was really nice and down to earth.

Karmyn R said...

ooh la la - hee hee. That is too funny AND a great picture.

Desert Songbird said...

That IS a great photo! I can't wait to read Matt-Man's reaction - watch out!

Pamela said...

I love it!!!! I know exactly what he is spying, too!!!

Matt said...

Now, those are some nice boobs, Tigger!

But you're wrong. I held the contest for the children.

Children, family, breasts, apple pie, America.

Beccy said...

I think you could enter Matts competition!

Robin said...

Well, are quite the SHOWgirl! And, hehe, I think you're having more fun than Roger (what a serious look he's wearing).

Dang...usually it's snow it's a whole 'nother thing ;).

Tiggerlane said...

WT - Now I'm all worried that I've offended Julie. But glad you liked the photo!

james - good to hear about Fergie! I'm going to have to change that sidebar, though - I feel like a teen-wanna-be!

karmyn - thanks! I actually have a large version of this framed on our bedroom wall.

desert songbird - Thanks! And you know, I am looking forward to the reaction from matt-man!

pamela - Such a natural look for the hubby, too. It really captured his spirit.

matt - Glad you liked 'em. I still think I could have won your contest.

beccy - thanks for the vote of confidence, but "could" and "should" are very different!

robin - He may look serious, but the mind is in full-jokester mode!

ChrisB said...

He he a very 'tit'illating picture !!!

Matt said...

I just got a late entry and MAN are those things HUGE. But yours are large AND shapely.

I believe you might have won.

Self-serving? You bet your sweet ass, Tigger. :)

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

He's totally enjoying his rummage in that corset! lol

Kila said...

LOL, now that's a great photo.

Piglet said...

that is an adorable photo :) i've always wanted to do one of those. (

Claudia said...

I love candid shots! They usually capture so much more of the personalities!

Lulu (Dan's cat) said...

My dad is going to love that photo when he sees it! :)

I like your blog because it has "tigger in it!


Tiggerlane said...

chris b - Good to see you! Your comment made me giggle.

matt - Your contest will undoubtedly get you a lot more hits on google images.

tiger lamb girl - thanks for stopping by! He looks intense, doesn't he?

kila - thanks! It embarrasses the kid, though.

piglet - it's a lot of fun, until you think about how many people wore those clothes before you did.

claudia - I totally agree. It's hard to sneak up on people for the most part, but this photographer knew what he was doing!

Lulu - what pretty fur you have! Tell Dan to get a video of you blogging for me. MEOW!

Memphis Steve said...

THAT is a fantastic photo! And a lucky man to be married to such a gorgeous woman.

Tiggerlane said...

memphis steve - Many thanks! I try to remind him how lucky he is - especially when he's mad at me.