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The walk that turned out to be fairly boring

July 3rd, 2006 (11:32 pm)

I did take that walk--another 5 miles, bringing my one-day total walking distance to 10 (ten) miles. By the time I finished screwing around with my last entry the temp had dropped into the high 80's and it was lovely.

I wore a hat to protect my brain from overheating in case I need to tell someone how many palms are in a cubit.

Water! the drink of adventurers and guys who walk!

This is my neighbor's front lawn. I've never actually met him, but now I can say hi and call him by name!

This white line leads to somewhere important.

Aha! Fireworks! There are hundreds of these tubes, all labeled with numbers. I was going to set a few off and take pictures for this post, but there weren't any actual fireworks in the tubes. Someone must have told them I was coming.

Strangely enough, I wandered all around the fireworks prep area, and took a bunch of pictures without anyone making a peep about it, but when I took a picture of this sign for the 10k walk, some burly guy came over and said (in his best authoritarian voice), WHY ARE YOU TAKING PICTURES OF THESE SIGNS?"

So I told him the truth--I was hired by fundamentalists to switch the mile numbers around so that the runners would become confused and disoriented, causing them to run into each other, and thus effectively creating a sense of dismay that would spread through the festivities like a virus. After that everyone would vote for soccialized medicine. Clever, eh?

I made enemies, for sure. This guy followed me all the way home.


Posted by: Serenity Valley (serenity_valley)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)

Hee hee. I heart this post like strawberry cheesecake.

Posted by: PoetBear (poetbear)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)

how many palms are there
in a cubit, anyway?~paul

Posted by: Tom K. (greymeowsr)
Posted at: July 5th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)

Yeah, and is the neighbor's name really Dick or was someone just doing graffiti on his lawn?


Posted by: zhenzhi (zhenzhi)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)

oh LOL!! that was so funny. :-)
thank you!

Posted by: made with crunchy bits (jaiger)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)

I'm interested to know what you looked like while you were taking a picture of your foot from the back. Watch out for the dude in the hat!

Posted by: Sunshine (sunshine_two)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)

oh great. Now that guy knows where you live ;)

Posted by: I'm Weird (chaptal)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 10:48 am (UTC)

i like the last pic, very noir. looks like the dude from the sandeman port logo, but that's the best i have at 6:30AM :)

Posted by: She who must be obeyed (throbinson)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
King Arthur

I always love your picture posts. They give a real sense of who you are. You look very dashing in that hat, by the way.

Posted by: made with crunchy bits (jaiger)
Posted at: July 5th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)

I second that last sentiment.

Posted by: Queen of her own throne (mizdandylynn)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)

In my youth.. I gave neighbors (actually people a few streets over) new names on their lawn as well... poor neighbor...

I love the last one.. reminds me of "the shadow knows.... wahahahahah" Hubs and I love old radio...

Posted by: blistermoth (blistermoth)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)

You must tell me more about your neighbor! ;)

Posted by: Brendamom (brendamom)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)

Now if you'd had on a proper trenchcoat and Inspector Clouseau hat, THEN they should have busted you for photographing the signs!
Very funny post!

Posted by: niyabinghi (niyabinghi)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 01:02 pm (UTC)

Hahaa! :D

Posted by: way beyond the pale (fairy)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)

LOL. This post made my morning. You are very clever :)

Posted by: clear day (pumpkin_pie_m)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)

Fun post to go with my coffee this morning! :D

Posted by: Peas, Please (whirledpeas)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
Eye - Glasses

Now if you also said that the squirrels were keeping tabs on you and sending the messages to God....well then I'd call you a student of mine and ask about any dual diagnosisesesses.

Posted by: MissPrune (missprune)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the giggles!

Posted by: Elkay Lustertone (ex_muzer409)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)

So many icon possibilities!

Posted by: Born to Patter (felixbunay)
Posted at: July 4th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
Also, the hat
Happy Hollandaise

You put me in mind of Jack Abramoff.

Posted by: fivecats (fivecats)
Posted at: July 5th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC)

The walk may have been boring, but at least you got some good photographs and a fun story out of it.

Never underestimate the power of the image, especially when accompanied by a sharp wit.


Posted by: lynne (purple7luv)
Posted at: July 6th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)

You had me guffawing with the fundamentalists & mile numbers.
((priceless visual))

majorly dapper in the hat & shades, btw.

(and how did you get your left foot in new balance on white line to important place in a frame?)

Posted by: Karen (franciscan)
Posted at: July 6th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)

Very cool hat......

Posted by: pammy50 (pammy50)
Posted at: July 7th, 2006 11:00 am (UTC)

You should have known bringing a new-fangled invention such as a camera into a group like that would lead to mayhem. Great visual on the race..Nashville is great fodder for scenes such as you described...I trip most of the time here. Oh yes....the temp dropped to the 80s and it was pleasant? Must be the dry heat...here the humidity makes 80 miserable.
Thanks for the chuckles, and sorry Humphrey Bogart is following you around town, he sure gets into his character.

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