monday monologue

Weekend walks 
(and accompanying photo ops) 
pre-empted 
by 
major restorative post Los Angeles weekend beautification™
Saturday  
By football 
Sunday 
(and Saturday to be fair honest and a be-ach) 
thus 
goes 
the weekdend 
days of our lives 
until 
whenever 
the 'season' ends 
no 
I dont really care when it is 
Yes 
I really 
dont 
care 
about 
football 

So here's what I did 
since as we all know 
its always about 
me

When I got off the bus on the Eastside early Saturday morning
there were police, police cars,
and
lots of these
wooden barracades



I hoped when my
massage at exhale
on 77th and Madison
was
done
I could get back across town

HA

Traffic 
intense 
bumper to bumper 
traffic 
(due to a parade down Fifth Avenue) 
on 
Madison 
crawled uptown 
I had missed the crosstown bus by seconds 
so 
when this normal looking woman 
suggested 
we share the cost of a cab 'crosstown 
I said sure

As the cab crept up Madison it was turned away from every major crosstown street 
until we got to 96th St 
where we were forced to go right to Park 
and 
back 
around 
to come across 97th St!
If you drive in this city you know this was just insane

Meanwhile 
my companion 
is in pain 
her back is out 
she was on the way to her doctor 
on the Westside 
when 
she 
missed the bus
every bounce, every bump
every stop, every start
made her cry out

In between 
she heckled the cab driver's lack of aggressiveness
and
filled me in on her overall deteriorating health

I was just as relieved as she
when we got to 
Columbus and 80th St 
and 
she got out 
sort of crab-walking
I was going 
to say no to her 
when she handed me half the fare
 but 
decided to save the random act of kindness for another day

The rest of the weekend pales 
in comparison 
so 
I leave you 
with this photo 



Its the peeling wrought iron window guard outside our front window
 often
when I've indulged in adult substances 
I take out the macro lens
this 
was actually taken 
with
my fairly new
 28-300mm 1:3:5-5.6 lens 
(I have no idea what those numbers mean after the mm and dont care)
camera was set on Program
because
I like that setting 

18 comments:

  1. LOVE IT..ALL of it... the monologue,
    the photos.. I would have loved to have been in the cab with you...
    driving of course !!

    Thanks for today's smile...
    you crack me up !!

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  2. always enjoy your monologues! What a cab ride, would have liked to have been a mouse:)
    Even tho induced by adult substances, the wrought iron picture is very interesting! Fun experimenting with new lenses-

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  3. I think you deserved half the fair after listening to all her ailments! LOL

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  4. OY! ear plugs required on cab rides. Or you could have told her you have a migraine starting and sound intensifies it.
    love your macro lens moments.

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  5. Neato window guard photo...

    Nobody likes a complainer, especially when they are a complete stranger.. ack.

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  6. Oh, dear. At least, it was a comparatively short cab ride, as opposed to the plane to LA...
    Adult substances do not harm your eye--the wrought iron is lovely!
    We, too, have moved into All-Football, All-the-time zone. Ack!

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  7. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like driving in NY have to steel myself to do Perth City haha! loved your experiences on this trip and keep getting the macro out when you're a wee bit tiddly, love the rusty old railings. My camera has an 'intelligent auto' function which I suspect might be a bit more intelligent than me at focusing, oh the shame!!

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  8. You poor thing. You should have called me and I would have told you about the UN tie up. Bumper to bumper. That's crazy NYC. But tell the truth? - you wouldn't want to live anywhere else? Great story. Great photos. Gorgeous color blue. Cheers!!

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  9. glad you made it safely and sort of sanely... :D hope the lady feels better and with some luck in the city you wont run into her again soon, Have to laugh because I am clueless as to what going around would be like much less in a cab :) SOMEDAY I will find out :) I am very fearful that i will be one of those country folks stunned into complete silence at the overwhelming bigness of your city! hey that might be a good thing for you though! BWHAHA

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  10. That sucks about Ms. Complaining, but ... well, yeah - don't have any encouragement here!
    However, I love the crumbling paint picture!

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  11. I like your swirly rusted iron. Cool colors, too. I know you don't care but your aperture opens from 3.5 to 5.6, so it opens wide and closes narrow. That's all I know.

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  12. LOL
    kind of you to make me feel good about NOT enjoying NYC in Autumn.

    Massage! Yes, of course. Yes please-

    As you know I'm in a NEW place & NEW lifestyle!
    Do YOU know WHO I am? WHERE I live?
    I'm not quite sure.
    Boat Kitty is strangely happy and so are we.
    Stop by to see the view-



    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral


    > < } } ( ° >

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  13. Ha! Indulging in adult substances inspires macro lens use-LoL!

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  14. Love the blue horses and the peeling rusty iron. Your perspectives in photography and of the world in general are always a fun ride.

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  15. that was an INSANE ride! Hope the rest of the week pales in comparison! Love that pic! (and my 28-300 as well!)

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  16. You crack me up with your dry humor! I'm always smiling here. I also love where you put your "stamp" on the photos.

    I have rusty wrought iron too, but it's not pretty like yours.

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  17. You definitely deserve half the cab fare. Maybe three quarters, considering.

    Love the macro shot - great color and texture. And I don't have a clue what those numbers mean either. It looks suspiciously like math was involved.

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