Pictures At An ExhibitionPosted: September 19, 2012
Sometimes I use my phone to talk to other people. More often, I use it to take pictures of things I think I might write about.
Today, I invite you to stroll through my Exhibition Of Pictures I Didn’t Manage To Complete A Post On. The cool kids call it EOPIDMTCAPO. If you don’t feel up to a stroll, please feel free to just use your eyes.
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This is a bagel wrapped hot dog. It was sitting under a heat lamp and seemed very happy about being there.
I think I could have written about this hot dog. The problem I ran into was that I had too many jokes. They were interfering with the meat of the post. I’m not above cheap jokes, but I won’t have then interfere with the thrust of my writing.
My effort to make a post out of this picture didn’t last long. I wrapped it up when I saw the direction things were going. It was over in less than four hours.
Heaven Is In A Bowl
I love Lupie’s Cafe. Anyplace else to eat in Charlotte can only be second best.
Here is a bowl of their Texas chili –
My plan was to write an ode to the goodness of the chili at Lupie’s. It never worked out. What happens in the chili pot in that restaurant is magical. I get too emotional to write about it. Maybe I’ll try again later.
A Peaceful Interlude
This is what a good day looks like.
Sadly, this is not today. If it were today, I could write about it. Could, but wouldn’t. Awe interferes with my writing.
Restroom Door Photography
Jerry’s advice also applies to restroom door photography. The wise photographer gets a quick shot. There isn’t time to focus on composition or to make sure the composition is in focus.
A successful bathroom door photo is completed in three steps:
My scrupulous adherence to those steps are how I achieved the properly blurry look in these shots.
What does this mean?
Is it an instruction to men who want to go into the ladies’ room? Perhaps it is a notice to let anyone who is playing hide and seek with men that they don’t have to bother looking in this particular space.
Words are so dangerous.
In the interest of fairness, I present a picture of a men’s room door.
This looks like good advice. If you are ever propositioned by a restroom door handle of either gender, it is best to turn it down. To be fair, you can’t really say you don’t know where the handle has been. You can say that where it has been hasn’t been such a good place.
Turn it down.
A Tribute To Entrepreneurs
The exhibition ends with pictures that praise the spirit of the folks who work hard and drive the economy.
I work on the rough side of town. The folks who live there are caricatured as dangerous, lazy, or both. But the majority work hard as they strive toward something better. Lights come on early in the houses rented by people who hold two jobs. Kids go to school and work hard. People on the edge find a way to make ends meet.
An example of finding a way pops up from time to time in front of a shopping center. I’ve never seen the person behind this little business.
The tape sale works on the honor system. Customers take tape and leave cash. No one ever takes from the cash box. The day ends, the tape sale cart is rolled away. No one’s getting rich here. No one’s getting fat off the rest of us.
Life goes on, people find a way.
This post is too goofy to end on a picture reflecting on the dignity of the working class. The EOPIDMTCAPO must close with a sufficiently goofy picture.
Here is a banana hammock.
There is never an excuse for the other kind of banana hammock.