Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Call for Entries

When I visit all of your blogs the one thing that amazes me is the quality of photography on so many websites out there. I am usually in awe, especially since I sporadically post grainy, dark or fuzzy shots of my kids taken with a cheap camera I got at Staples.

Sooooo. I was reading a post the other day at another blog and she said that when she did a Google image search of "Man doing housework" she only received three pictures in her search results. THREE.

Here's what I propose. All of you (and I'll play, too) take a great shot of our men chasing dust bunnies, scraping egg off of a plate out of a dishwasher with a "I just can't get these clean enough" look. I want to see your man folding sheets, getting happy over the way his laundry smells in the sunshine, and wearing the cutest little apron over those hairy thighs. Take your time, make them great, and the top twelve will get picked to be in the...

Hot Men of Housework 2009 Calendar

The net proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity, possibly one of the coolest non-profits out there, and we'll have a lot of fun seeing the pictures while sending some money to help build homes for natural disaster victims and people who have never had a place of their own.

All you have to do is send me the picture, along with a release stating your husband/boyfriend/co-worker is okay with having his photo exploited for charity, and the rest, hopefully, is magic. Send all entries to getinthecar6@gmail.com. Oh, and for the handful of men who trip over here and read, I'd better see your smiling faces and some Windex in my inbox!

All chosen pictures also receive a photo credit and plug for your blog on the calendar, and if we get more than twelve, I'll post the pictures here and we'll vote for the top twelve. Maybe it's the sleep deprivation I'm experiencing, but I just think this is a really neat idea.

Of course, I will be harassing many of you, since I know your mad photo skilz need to be used...and who doesn't love a man who knows how to use a polishing rag....

31 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Have you heard of the book, "Porn for Women?" All pictures of men doing housework.

I will definitely participate.

painted maypole said...

this is hysterical! a great idea. my hubby will never go for it, but I'll enjoy seeing the other entries! :)

dkuroiwa said...

This is a great idea...I may have to sneak up on mine...I'll be like on "Wild Kingdom"...always camera ready, waiting in the bushes (laundry)...just for the perfect chance...I'll send what I can "capture"!!!

Carrie Sue said...

That's an awesome idea & a worthy cause.

Nancy said...

You RAWK!

And yes, like Jenn pointed out, there is a book called Porn for Women (I have a pic of it in my archives)and it's men doing housework.

This is a super cause and idea.

Being unmarried, this could be fun for me *wink*

Katrina said...

Ok, do these have to be "hot" like mmmm baby! or can they be funny?

SaraLynn said...

Very neat idea! I would love to enter. I just want to say I really enjoy your blog ;)

Jen M. said...

The men can be hot, not, funny, you name it....the point is to have fun with it and see how much money we can raise for charity!

wheelsonthebus said...

I would SO do this, except my husband thinks he is fat and would never consent.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Bay-bee-Doll! I am ALLLLL over this!

Marie said...

I'd love to participate, but that sort of thing only happens in my wildest dreams.

Kelley said...

Yes! NOW I have the perfect excuse to find a man... Just to participate in this calender! Sigh. Singletons suck.

moosh in indy. said...

Oh fun fun fun.

moosh in indy. said...

Oh fun fun fun.

Beck said...

Putting my husband in a thong and making him wash dishes RIGHT NOW.

Jan said...

I'm gonna beg Bob to participate, but I'm not holding my breath.

andi said...

Such a fun idea. And anything for you, my bloggy friend.

Cheri said...

I wish I could participate. I have a hot man. I have no pictures of him doing housework. ;-)

Domestically Challenged said...

Thank you SO much for an early morning chuckle - even the Husband laughed...or that may have been a nervous laugh - hahaha!......
....of now, got to think where I can put the hidden camera!

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

I love this! I am off to try and convince Conrad to start cleaning something... :)

a. beaverhausen said...

A man with a vacuum cleaner just makes my blood race.

Candy said...

I think I have a better chance of getting a picture of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.

Jennifer said...

We are so IN. (Um, assuming I can talk my husband into it.)

Sophie's Mom said...

Woo hoo! I've got a hunky husband, but can I get him to clean and let me take his picture? I will ask...

Rima said...

Love it. We're fixing up the hut to put up for sale this weekend, so I should have plenty of photo ops!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I'm so in! Can't wait to catch Hubby "in the act"!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

There's a reason there were only 3 results. They were rare sightings.

mommymommyland said...

My hubby said he is game! We will try to work up a good one for you!

Just Seeking said...

Love it, love it!! hey, and consider using BrightDoc to publish the calendar---our PTA will receive a credit!

Beth said...

Oh, I'm so there. And you've SEEN my husband in an apron and little else!

xoxo

KC said...

I sent my newly divorced friend "Porn for Women" for her birthday- total hit.

How about scooping the kitty litter too?