Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Things You Have Other People Probably Don't

"If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."

-Jim Rohn

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a snap of something in the house you're pretty sure other people aren't likely to have in their house. Pets and people are not included (we're pretty sure your pets and kinds aren't in most other people's houses). For the photo shoot we're looking at things...strange objects, curios, odd keepsakes and just generally weird stuff.

-John Scalzi

Here are just three items from my collection of the strange. :) Shall we start from left to right? LOL.

The Guy In The Red Suspenders...

The guy in the red suspenders is Bob of Bob's Big Boy Hamburgers. Bob is a piggy bank and not just any piggy bank. Bob holds my change and sometimes paper money as I save to buy my gourmet tidbits. Godiva chocolate, a specialty cake pan, a cheesecake from the Carnegie Deli. I open Bob every six months and then have a little fun with my savings. The best part of this bit of wackiness is the anticipation, and online window shopping. :) We no longer have any Bob's Big Boy restaurants here in the Bay Area, at least none that I know of, so I guess this bank is kinda special. :)

The Guy In The Yellow Hawaiian Shirt...

The guy in the yellow Hawaiian shirt is Micky Dolenz. I love Micky Dolenz. Oh not like I love David Duchovny mind you, but more like the really cool brother I always wanted, instead of the really stupid brother I got! Actually, my real brother isn't that stupid, he is a sword swollerer in the circus after all. LOL. But enough of him, and back to Micky. Micky Dolenz is my good luck pal. He singlehandedly lifted the "Curse of San Cruz" for me by doing nothing more then performing a free concert on the beach last August. I know no one else has that photo on their desk, because I took that picture myself. That is a wonderful memory for me...that concert was so much fun, fun I really needed to have. :) Same time, same place this year Micky? :) I can't wait!

The Guy In The Tuxedo...

That very cool black and white cat on the far right, playing the saxophone, is non other than Clinton cat. I won him as a door prize at a Democratic fundraiser hootinnanny. LOL. He is a cherished possession. I keep him on my desk, and he always inspires me. Just like my neighborhood spirit friend the Ethereal Musician. It's kinda cool to look at my Clinton cat when the Ethereal Musician is playing...and imagine the spiritual sound coming from the cat. How's that for an imagination? :) Oddly enough my spirit friend was playing "I'm A Believer" on the sax. It was cold and raining...and he was playing away, paying no notice to the moody day. Ahhhh...

So, there you have it. Think these are original items? Well, maybe, maybe not, but I like them because each one has a fond memory attached for me. :)

"Three Moments"
Berkeley, California


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Big Boy is gone from here, too, I'm pretty sure - but not forgotten. I had to smilewhen I saw your Micky Dolenz photo again, because I remember when you took it. And I really like that cat!


Becky said...

Oh my GOSH! You can't see it, but I have such a huge grin on my face from seeing your Bob bank! I loved going to Bob's when I was a kid. It was such a treat!

Nancy said...

Love it! You are great, Carly.

Steven said...

Love the Clinton cat! I was going to sit this one out, but I think might do it :-)