Any of you who were around the site before it was restyled a few months ago may be familiar with this picture:
I snapped this pic maybe three years ago while working on a new blog header, and it quickly became the quintessential DIYdiva image… which Mark from Rehab or Die named “La Femme Makita”. Since that time I started living in a garage, stopped cutting my hair, built a house, and also apparently lost the original files for this image. Shocking, right? Because everything in my life is so organized and under control.
So when the folks over at The Family Handyman asked for a high-res copy to accompany an article I recently wrote for them about my beloved drill, I knew it was time for La Femme Makita, Part Deux.
As you can see, still making a fashion statement with $1.50 wife beaters. That’s probably the exact same one, actually… those things last forever. I did have to change up the pose a bit because with the new ‘do I was looking more “Cousin It” than badass while looking down. But now I can see where I’m aiming, which– as anyone who has been in the line of fire when I throw a hammer has learned– is way more dangerous.
Also, it’s actually not easy to hold a drill out at arms length like that for an extended period of time. Or I’m a wuss. Either way, three years later I still really love my Makita.