So many times I have needed to be able to take a picture "hands-free" because I wanted to be holding something within the frame of the picture. To help with that just recently got a timer remote which allows you to set the exposure length, delay time, number of pictures to take, etc. And then you just start it when you are ready.
I've really been wanting to take some star trails or time-lapses with it, but for now I just decided to do a little macro of me putting my contacts in. :P Ha!
It still proved to be a great challenge, but at least it is better than the time I was trying to take pictures of myself peeling an orange (that one was a pain!)
Nope, I'm not crying. Just blinking away the extra solution ;)
Eh, I think star trails are a little more interesting and easier to take. So I'll probably just stick with that next time :)