Posted by Ron on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
It has been a while since my last post and the frequency has diminished as a whole but I have decided that this blog is a qualitative repository, not a quantitative one (yah…humor me here). My life has taken many turns of late and although I miss the regular posting my plate has been full with good and challenging things. I will do my best to entertain you all with greater regularity in the future.
Concept – Somewhere lives the world’s worst Doctor.
Reality – Someone has an appointment with him right now.
Concept – Getting your car stolen.
Reality – Getting it back.
I am hopelessly in love and enjoying it immensely.
A trip to the zoo
I had the chance recently to visit the Detroit Zoo. I have spent a great deal of time there in my life and was a member of the Zoological Society for many years. It has been several years since my last visit and I was excited for this opportunity.
I am convinced that zoo animals are organized conspirators that have meetings late at night to discuss ways to confound visitors with intent and malice…I will explain with an illustrated example.
I took a camera on this visit for nostalgic reasons, but also to record the day. The first shot I set up was a Peacock who was walking on the pavement and looking right at me. The instant I snapped the shot, he/she turned their back on me and I got a shot of their butt. Fine!
I moved on to another exhibit…the rhinoceros’. I waited patiently for the right shot and just as I snapped it…yep, he turned and I got a shot of his butt. What are the odds?
The next exhibit over was the Camel compound. There were three camels in a group looking right at me. I swung my camera up to get the shot and in less time than it takes an auto focus lens to do its work…you got it…the picture tells it all. The sad thing is that one of them was too lazy to stand up and show his butt…but did anyway.
By this point I began to sense the conspiracy among the animals. They confer with each other and suggest that anyone who has a camera…give them the “money shot”. I moved on.
The Great Ape Exhibit – What a majestic and powerful specimen! There was a lone Silverback sitting on a hill and he was amazing! I stopped to change lenses and reached up to snap the shot without really looking and…you guessed it…a butt shot. WTF?
I went to the next small space and there was this…fox, monkey, raccoon thingy looking right at me. I had never seen the likes of him before and moved in to get a shot and…well you already know.
I gave up! From that point forward I didn’t even try. I knew what would happen so I went for broke…as you can see…
I’m just saying.