Catch-up Photo Sharing: April
A part of me feels as though my extensive use of photoblogging is somehow a cop-out. I enjoy blogging, but I don’t have as much time as I would like, and I want to post something, so … photography is the order of the day.
I love the recommendations at Barnes and Noble. It’s always nice to know that a computer knows what’s best for me. Whether it’s a book, a game, a toy, or a pack of batteries to go with the awesome miniature Tetris game I got for Jess, Barnes and Noble knows what else I should get.
Yup. Batteries. It couldn’t be that, maybe, I should get something in which to put the batteries. It also couldn’t be that I was purchasing batteries to fit the gadget I was also purchasing, and maybe recommend another game or a book or Russian lessons. I need more batteries. Maybe they’ll next recommend I grab some D-cell batteries and go to Philly.
Moving along, one of the benefits cats enjoy from not living as the only cat in a residence is the assistance in grooming. Let’s face it — despite their flexibility, they can’t get every single part cleaned. For a cat like Wembley, who cleans himself, Gobo, Jess, me, and anything else he deems to be in need of cleaning, that inability to clean all his parts must be annoying. Fortunately, Gobo is willing to occasionally help him out.
Gobo doesn’t do this all that often, but when he does, he does it all out. The best part is the look on Wembley’s face. He’s all kinds of enjoying it.
I love photographing historical markers. Frankly, I’d rather photograph those than the historic object being commemorated; sometimes, the markers denote a building still being used as a private residence, and I generally prefer not to photograph those. Some markers pay homage to a site that no longer exists, meaning there’s nothing to photograph.
This marker not only highlights the history of the Oshtemo area, but it also highlights a bit of black history. The Harris family seem to have been quite the pioneer family. I wouldn’t know anything about their role in settling the area where I live if not for this marker.
Kalamazoo Scrabble Fest was a great event to benefit the Kalamazoo Literacy Council. This year’s event was the second-annual one, and was quite a success. Jess and I had a great time. I went 2-1, losing my third game by a slim margin despite my opponent’s bingo on her very first play.
Neon signs are great. I love finding fascinating old neon signs. What’s even better is when those signs are attached to great restaurants. Such is the case with the sign at Inky’s Italian Foods in Toledo, Ohio. I went there for a half marathon with my friend Jen, and we had a great dinner at Inky’s.