Sunday, October 17, 2010

Then again, being a writer is less stressful than playing golf



Probably a lot of you have seen this picture of Tiger Woods accidentally hitting a golf ball right at a camera. It's being hailed as artistic or ironic or just amazing--because what are the chances that you're going to get a picture of Tiger Woods hitting a golfball at your camera?

But here's the thing that got my attention. Do you see the crowd that's behind him watching him play? EEEEEK! How many of us could spell our name accurately let alone hit a golf ball if a crowd that size was watching to see whether we messed up or not?

I realize that I have that many people reading my books and more. They'll know whether I bomb my next book. Still, I am sooo glad they're not watching me type or I'd be too stressed out to put my fingers on the keyboard.

So yeah, being a writer is great. We can spend time editing out our mistakes so the world doesn't see them.

8 comments:

Kami said...

You should also notice the loony who is standing near him in the crowd. He's wearing a women's red haired wig and has a cigar in his mouth. Big mustache, hands in his pockets? See him? He has become sort-of famous because of that photo and people are photoshopping him into all kinds of pictures now, sending them all over the web. He was even on Good Morning America the other day. He explained the weird getup (homage to some famous person) but still kind of odd if you ask me.

Maddz said...

That picture was taken a second before Tiger thought, "OH CRAP IT'S GONNA HIT THE CAMERA!"

LOL

-Maddz

Janette Rallison said...

Yeah, and a second before the photographer thought, "Oh crap the ball is going to hit my really expensive camera!" I hope he at least got paid well for the picture.

As far as the weird guy . . .it's odd what makes people famous these days.

Kaylee said...

Some things are cool, but some are definitely weird. I'd be the same way if there was a crowd watching me do ANYTHING at all!!

The Dixon Family said...

I can think of a number of reasons I wouldn't want to be Tiger Woods, but that does look like it would be hard to concentrate.

kbrebes said...

Wow. That is a lot of people when you really look at the background. Great shot!

Stacey said...

I would rather be you than Tiger Woods ANY day!

emilimcg said...

Yes, I know what you mean. I'm on my school golf team and it's so nerve-racking when people stand close and are watching you. It makes it much harder. I'm happier alone on the computer and writing...where no one can see me :)