A Creepy Mugshot

I have no shame. I think I've mentioned this before.

Or rather, I have few inhibitions.

So here I am sharing a crazy photo with you that I downloaded off my camera this week.

If you can guess correctly why I would take a photo like this of myself you win a copy of my e-book.


I had a very good reason for this wacky shot. Do you think you know why? Leave a comment and let me know.

Hint: if you follow my twitter you'll get a clue.

PS. If a whole bunch of you guess the right answer I'll draw a name. If you already have my book I'll give you a gift code for a friend or you can wait till my next e-book is out in a few weeks (more on that Monday) and I'll give you a copy of that instead.

PPS. I'm going to close this "contest" the end of Sunday, June 17th.

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  • Jessica

    Jessica on June 16, 2012, 1:05 p.m.

    You want to show off the splendid teeth you have after persevering with the oil-in-your-mouth swishing experiment (called oiling? Oilpulling? Can't remember...)


  • Leanne

    Leanne on June 16, 2012, 1:12 p.m.

    Lovely white teeth as a result of oil pulling (swishing oil around in your mouth)...just looked it up!


  • Amanda Tougas

    Amanda Tougas on June 16, 2012, 1:38 p.m.

    Oil pulling of course! I have been doing this for about 2 years now. Works wonders on the teeth for me, but it takes time before you see results.


  • Amanda

    Amanda on June 16, 2012, 2:27 p.m.

    I'd guess either before or after oil pulling. Is it doing anything? I've been curious about it for a couple of years but haven't given it a try.


  • Renee A.

    Renee A. on June 16, 2012, 3:58 p.m.

    I agree with the other commenters,as soon as I saw the pic I thought it definitely had to do with your teeth....maybe you want to share with us how clean your teeth look and feel now after oilpulling?


  • Cee

    Cee on June 16, 2012, 7:53 p.m.

    It looks like a lot of people have already guessed this, but I'll bet you've taken this picture because of your tweet about oil pulling!


  • Natalie

    Natalie on June 16, 2012, 8:27 p.m.

    oil pulling! very interesting…i have never heard of this (just had to look it up…) would love to see a post on your experience with this!


  • Michelle

    Michelle on June 17, 2012, 12:20 a.m.

    So, I was going to say maybe something to do with a bobble head (camera angle, not you actual beautiful head, of course). I don't do twitter... But since oil-pulling seems to be correct and a chance at your great looking book is on the line, I'll go with that! :) Fun idea for a give away!


  • Cat

    Cat on June 17, 2012, 1:46 a.m.

    I thought it had something to do with a tooth whitening experiment right away. Now I see you've been oil pulling. Tried it once, but couldn't stick with it. Looking forward to hearing about your experience =) Cat


  • sara

    sara on June 17, 2012, 3:34 a.m.

    Since everyone is guessing oil pulling, my guess will be that you want to capture the beer buzz that 1/2 a beer brings. tee hee.


    • renee

      renee on June 18, 2012, 3:23 a.m.

      How do you know about the buzz I get from 1/2 a beer. Ah yes... twitter. (But yes, I'm a cheap date that way.)


  • Isabel Wende

    Isabel Wende on June 17, 2012, 4:29 a.m.

    Oil Pulling! I've been wanting to do this! Have you seen improvement? Are you happy with results?


  • Carmen

    Carmen on June 17, 2012, 3:50 p.m.

    My guess is that you were in a hurry to get your passport picture taken, and being a do it yourselfer... :)


    • renee

      renee on June 18, 2012, 3:21 a.m.

      Ok, I like this one. Having been subjected to nasty passport photo sessions in the past where I basically had to look as grim and criminal as possible I think this alternative better.


  • Leah

    Leah on Nov. 20, 2012, 4:45 p.m.

    Hi Renee. I was curious, was this for an oil pulling experiment? Did you have much success? Or perhaps i missed the update post...


    • renee

      renee on Nov. 20, 2012, 7:33 p.m.

      No update. Still doing it as a long ongoing experiment. Tyring to figure out ways to take good care of my teeth. Once I got over the major ick factor, I actually like oil pulling, my teeth feel clean after (I still brush after eating).


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