Daddy Needs to Get Out More

And now, a conversation with my cat.

Dharma: “Meeeeow.”

Me: “I know, Dharma. I really don’t want to be taking your picture, either. The title pretty much says it all.”

Dharma: “Meeeeow.”

Me: “That’s uncalled for. The same to you, then.”

Dharma: “Meeeeow.”

Me: “Meeeeow.”

I hope you have enjoyed this conversation with my cat. Please keep in mind the ‘details’ would only get lost in translation.

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified


Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Here’s the underside of an overpass… which is… up-ish, right? I’m not exactly following these challenges to the letter (hopefully I won’t get into too much trouble).

Larry Johnson: “I thought…”

Officer Foster: “Don’t think boy. Meow, do you know how fast you were going? Meow… what is so d*** funny?”

Larry Johnson: “I could have sworn you said meow.”

Officer Foster: “Do I look like a cat to you, boy? Am I jumpin’ around all nimbly bimbly from tree to tree? Am I drinking milk from a saucer? Do you see me eating mice? You stop laughing right meow!”

Larry Johnson: “Yes sir.”

Officer Foster: “Meow, I’m gonna have to give you a ticket on this one. No buts meow. It’s the law. Not so funny meow, is it? MEOW!”

– Paul Soter and Jim Gaffigan – Super Troopers

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Lucky Shot… (part two)

It’s been a while since I posted a color version of this image in Lucky Shot (part one), so it seemed about time to share part two. Especially since the 25th is Annabelle’s birthday. Can you believe she puts up with these shenanigans? Me neither – she’s the best – I am a very, very lucky guy! Happy (almost) birthday, Annabelle – I love you!

*note* A few people pointed out (and deservedly so) the apple was getting a bit lost in the b/w version of this image, so I’ve burned it in a bit. Hopefully not too much… I don’t want it to become the focal point of this image, but I definitely wanted it to read better.

About this image: digital photograph – highly modified

Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

For those who remember my burning pear,  here is an image that found it’s way onto the back cover of Chiasma. I was thrilled! I was honored! They… must have been… desperate.

I took a few liberties with this weeks challenge (yet again) as the above isn’t strictly a photograph. But… I started out with one (processed the film myself). And hey, I won’t tell if you won’t.

Eli Cash: “Well, everyone knows Custer died at Little Bighorn. What this book presupposes is… maybe he didn’t?!”

– Owen Wilson – The Royal Tenenbaums

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan combined with images captured on a flat-bed scanner (botanicals and dictionary text)

Mackinac Bridge

Here’s a shot of the third longest suspension bridge in the world… or, well… part of it, anyway. What can I say, 26,372 feet is a lot of bridge. Cropity crop.

Have a great weekend, everyone! More numbers here, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Stephanie Mangano: “You know all about the bridge, don’t ‘cha.”

Tony Manero: “That’s right. I know everything about that bridge.”

– Karen Lynn Gorney and John Travolta – Saturday Night Fever

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Beula Ogemaw (T.T.V.)

I really can’t help where I go with this one. Simple mind, you know.

I’m on a boat…

I’m on  a boat…

Everybody look at me, ’cause I’m sailing on a boat…

I’m on a boat…

I’m on a boat…

Take a good hard look at the *explicative* boat…

– I’m on a boat –  Lonely Island Featuring T-Pain

About this image: digital photograph taken though viewfinder of Kodak Duaflex II twin lens reflex camera – moderately modified

Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

Growing up we had four or five channels on television, and most days that wasn’t much to get excited about. Yet every fall, as the leaves took on their fiery hues and a fresh crispness filled the air something extraordinary would happen… the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame would storm onto the football field that doubled as my very own living room.

It was a show like no other. I would imagine myself defending that hallowed field of green, pushing opposing quarterbacks past their end zone, back to wherever it was from which they had dared to come; exhilarating the faithful under the watchful gaze of Touchdown Jesus… not in our house!

As you might imagine, when Annabelle and I found ourselves passing through South Bend, Indiana, there was no way I could keep from running around that familiar golden dome… a campus I had never set foot on, yet had visited a millions times.

So, just for today, please pardon the sentimental imagery and clumsily nostalgic prose. I am a terrible writer, but this… is Notre Dame.

Not to mention I’m totally expecting pity points in the form of a full-tuition MFA scholarship. Totally. Dude.

Transcripts available upon request. 😉

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Girl with the Pink Earring

It seems Scarlett Johansson was ‘ unavailable’ to do a Girl with the Pearl Earring shoot. Luckily, Annabelle was willing to rock the heck out of this pink variety. Which is a relief. Because (believe it or not) I can’t quite pull off the look. *whew* Crisis averted.

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified