what are you looking at?

So my friend Nate asked me on Facebook what the hell I’m looking at in that picture there. Here’s what I told him:

I don’t know whether to feel proud or embarrassed about this. The photographer said, “Look that way, and sort of up,” and when I looked that way there was a pink and white orchid hanging in a basket. Then she said, “And smile!” so I thought about the millions of years of selection pressure that gave rise to that flower, this amazingly specific advertisement of sexual receptivity. And she took the picture.

This was considerably more effective than a strategy she tried earlier in the shoot, when she said, “Can you say ‘I’m a hot hot sexy biscuit?’”

“No. No I can’t.”

So anyway, in case anyone was wondering, that’s what I’m looking at. C’z… nerd.