Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It's the hottest day of the year....Let's have a photo shoot!

There are any number of things to do during a sunny, hot day in Seattle. Rent a canoe and explore Lake Washington. Dance in the fountain at the Seattle Center. Rarely, if ever, does anybody say, "It's 91-degrees outside....Let's have a photo shoot....About baking bread!" And yet, that's exactly what I did.

It was almost inevitable, really. After a week and a half of planning, after a very long day spent kneading and rising three separate types of bread, the day when we're going to be on camera and in front of hot lights and standing in front of a 500-degree oven would be the hottest day of the year. Yeah, me!

But my models, Andrew and Jane, were wonderfully good sports. And even Jane's beautiful daughter got into the act.

Thanks to all who helped make this shoot come off so well. Walter Hodges, my wife Suzette, all the little people (Mickey Rooney and Michael J. Fox)....

Next time we'll do a big shoot about freezing to death. I guarantee it will be the coldest day of the year.

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