Rise and Shine

When the lovely and charming Jessica of Daughter of Opinion challenged her fellow bloggers to post a self-portrait taken immediately upon waking up, my initial thought was, “Watchoo talkin’ ‘bout, Jessica?”
Then I thought, “To the moon, Alice!”
After I calmed down a bit, I said to myself, “Oh, Archie!”
And then finally, a little voice inside me said, “Dyn-o-mite!”
I figured, if that ‘lil gal with the sugary drawl can do it, then so can I. Of course, even on her worst day, Jessica looks like a young Cheryl Ladd, so the rest of the blogging community was at a distinct disadvantage. But the gauntlet was thrown, and I’ve never been one to just walk past a gauntlet sitting on the ground without at least pausing for a minute and wondering who the hell wears gauntlets anymore, so this is me – about 8:00am this morning:
I had hoped to get a picture of one of my cats as well, since only moments earlier they were curled up on my chest, but as soon as the camera came out, they started clawing at the camera strap, and ultimately used my stomach as a launch pad to pounce on each other. Unfortunately, my arms weren’t long enough for me to capture the blood streaks across my abdomen in this photo. Another time.
And next time I’ll be sure to figure out the panoramic setting on my camera so that I can capture the rest of my hair…
So now I showed you mine… time to show us all yours! Rise and shine, people – don’t let Jessica down!

18 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. Jessica Says:

    YAY! Jen…you are gawgous! Your hair isn’t nearly the mess you claimed it would be (I’m only slightly let down).
    P.S. What were you doing up at 8:00 AM on a Saturday?!

  2. Karl Says:

    Yowza. Wanna wake up in bed together?

  3. Hilly Says:

    Jesus Christ, could you BE any cuter? I say nay nay!

  4. Geeky Tai-Tai Says:

    I LOVE your hair!

  5. Dave2 Says:

    Why why why do all the ladies look so fine in the morning when I’m looking like I could be an extra in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video?

  6. shari Says:

    You are darling! Your eyes with that lovely hair — how can your eyes be so awake and beautiful?! That’s it. Next time I go through the DNA line? I’m SOOOO asking for dark eyelashes that you can see first thing in the morning, and curly hair like yours.

  7. jenny Says:

    jess: thanks, kid! and you know what? i was a little disappointed in my hair, too! in my mind, it takes up half the bed…
    karl: oh, you. i bet you say that to all the girls who’ve witnessed you get locked out of your hotel room in your boxers.
    hilly: you’re too sweet! but if my cats had stayed there, it would’ve been cuter – trust me!
    geeky tai-tai: thank you! fortunately, it hasn’t been humid here lately…
    dave2: are you kidding? the ladies all loved your spiky bed head! :)
    shari: you’re a doll! can you ask for an extra set of dark lashes for me, too? if mine look dark here, must be leftover mascara or trick photography, because they’re as pale as can be. and when can we expect your portrait?

  8. roy Says:

    Obviously, the only reason you are willing to do something like this is because your are (eghh) young. And, as someone said, gawgous.

  9. Stacey Says:

    Wow, all you bloggers look great first thing in the morning. Maybe I should have waited til I was awake enough to smile before I snapped my photo.

  10. jenny Says:

    roy: it’s really because we can’t resist a request from jessica. no one can, really. seriously – do not look directly into her eyes! (ps – thanks!)
    stacey: your photo is adorable! i love the morning cocoon… ;)

  11. Jessica Says:

    [Look into my eyes, Jenny…you’re getting sleepy VEEERRRY sleepy….]
    “You will collect Dee Dee and/or Natasha and visit Jessica in St. Louis….”

  12. sizzle Says:

    you’re all hawt in your tank top and curls. :)

  13. jenny Says:

    jess: [eyes closed, arms raised straight out, slow frankenstein walk] must. get. to. st. louis… zzzzz
    sizzle: ::blush:: thanks! my cats wear matching tanks to bed, too.

  14. Leo Says:

    Wish I looked like that first thing in the morning.

  15. churlita Says:

    Okay, I would totally think about doing this, if I looked like you do in the morning. As it is, I think I’ll just appreciate everyone else’s bravery.

  16. jenny Says:

    Leo and churlita: you’re both very kind – thanks! okay, time to confess – i took about half a dozen pictures before selecting this one. if i had posted the one that was angled straight up my nose, now *that* would’ve been bravery… ;)

  17. Neil Says:

    Aw, be honest. You look way too hot to just have woken up. Did you go to the salon first, then go back to bed? You remind me of how Erica Kane wakes up with her hair perfect and wearing makeup and jewelry on “All My Children.”

  18. ashbloem Says:

    I love this photo of you!