Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I Like My Coffee (WWC)

"I Like My Coffee like I Like My Photographs... Black and Strange!!!" ha-ha! I bet you thought I was going somewhere else with that, right? :) Well it's time again for our photo-funtastic Weekly Words Challenge, brought to us by the Wonderfully Strange, but not black Tink of Pickled Beef. This weeks words (if you haven't guessed already) are "Strange" and "Black".

Since I'm too lazy and don't feel like re-ordering the photos, I'm going to start mine off with...

Black:

Was in the mood for a little black-n-white photography today, and it is strange that I felt like going to the graveyard on such a dreary, stormy day.


My strange cat, Rodney here posing for the camera,
looking quite reflective in B&W.


A little fun with a more high-contrast b&w photo


Good contrast here on yet another photo from the cemetery.


We have this black building downtown, I dug this out of my fall photos
because I liked the yellow tree against the black of the building.


A popular downtown restaurant features this black "Big Foot" logo on the wall.


Strange:
This is a little cat sculpture at our band rehearsal space.
It's strangely decorated and looks like it is quite the fan of James Dean.


Same place, our rehearsal space. I guess someone was feeling creative when they fashioned this strange hand apparently "growing" out of a grassy clump on top of a big wooden spool.


Strange Light Fixture.

If you visit historic Beale St. in downtown Memphis,
you can visit this store, "Strange Cargo".

That's it for the WWC this week... tune in next week when Tink brings us "Soft" and "Square"... that should be a cool challenge!!

Other Tuesday notes:

As I was working out this morning on the Elliptical machine, I was watching an old stupid 80s/early 90s show called "Saved By The Bell". It was painfully cheesy, but yet I find myself watching it sometimes. It made me feel kind of depressed for some reason... My niece, Jolie, who passed away in 1998 really loved the show, and maybe that has something to do with it too. Just that whole era of bad hairdos, weird clothing, and music floods back.

So the day rolled on and it got really stormy here, it's dark and misty and that's weather that I totally love unless I have to drive in it... I don't like rain-driving ever since I wrecked my favorite car back around 1997 (Green Mazda MX-6). I was on my way to work at the casino, going about 65 in the rain, and I hydroplaned off the interstate, hitting a tree in (get this) the 'dead center' of my car's trunk! That's weird in itself, and then to top it off, I stepped out of the car and walked away without a scratch... Strange to me, wonder who those guardian angels are sometimes. Also strange when you're having a wreck like that, you always think your life is going to flash before your eyes, but yet an odd calm washed over me and I just held my eyes closed tight until I "landed"... then I slowly opened them, and saw that it wasn't yet my time to go... Life is crazy like that sometimes. Stay safe out there, and have a great Tuesday.

8 comments:

Jay said...

That hand plant thingy is definitely weird!

Great pics though.

"Saved by the Bell" was great! I can't believe Jessie grew up to be a stripper though! Never saw that one coming. ;-)

g-man said...

Interesting photos. I like the contrast work. :)

Interesting post, funny how life goes sometimes.

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I like the grave yard pics best. The contrast is wonderful.

I wish I had that Strange Cargo sign!

Joel said...

Like the hand sculpture photo! It must have scared the shit out of someone!

Have a great day :-)

Jay Cam said...

most of those pictures in the "black" section were also wierd!

a grave yard... freaky!

Tink said...

The graveyard picture is awesome. But seriously girl, what's up with the freaky bunny? :D

FOUR DINNERS said...

ever gone grave laughing?

Now that is weird. It works and scares the shit out of you.

I might give you details if you ask me nice ;-)

R.E.H. said...

The hand and especially the weirdo James Dean fan were indeed strange!

Car wrecks... I know the feeling - though I didn't walk away unscathed. There's a post I should do some day.