Fun is contagious.
The other day I was reading Everyday Mommy, a very fun and insightful blog by Jules. She posted a hilarious picture of herself which caught my attention. Jules does not take herself too seriously, and I love it! She was proactively fighting her Adultitis by playing with Photo Booth. For those of you not familiar with this software, basically it works with the iSight camera that is build into the screen of the MacBooks and functions just like a photo booth would, giving you a few seconds before it snaps the picture. But wait. There’s more…
It has features that take the whole experience to the next level, such as bulge, squeeze, dent, twirl, stretch and fisheye, just to name a few. They basically take the image on the screen, usually your face, and do those things to it- squeeze it, stretch it, etc.
Seeing Jules having so much fun reminded me of some similar amusement we had at my parents house last Christmas. I brought Daisy, my MacBook, and we also started playing with Photo Booth.
I knew our seven nieces and nephews, ages 2-9, would get a kick out of this. The kids were so into it that we actually had to use a timer to monitor taking turns. It’s not a surprise that the kids loved it. What was interesting was watching the process that the ten of us grown-ups went through with this interesting toy. At first there was some natural adult hesitation to making themselves look so silly, but as soon as they saw just how crazy their faces actually looked, it was impossible not to laugh uncontrollably. We were all bent-over laughing. I don’t think we’ve laughed that hard as a family in years. The other interesting thing that happened is that all of the adults would make the funniest faces (as you can see)… so childlike.
Photo Booth is a portable Adultitis Hospital!
You simply cannot take yourself too seriously when you are looking at your face all messed up like that.
This experience reminds me that laughter is contagious!! We see this at our gigs. If we have a couple of “good laughers,” then the whole group laughs more. You know a “good laugher.” They are those who laugh freely and loudly, without concern for those around them.
Are you a “good laugher?”
Do you laugh as loudly as that child inside would like you to?
[tags]Photo Booth, MacBook, Everyday Mommy, laughter, Adultitis, Adultitis Hospitals[/tags]