I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Day 317: Coca-Cola & Self Portrait
First of all, let me tell you that today is a real Winter day here in the North Country. I am in the village of Chaumont, NY, located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Jefferson County. About twelve miles from the Canadian border. It's cold enough, and windy enough to cause me to wear long underwear. The self portrait came about after I was done shovelling snow from the driveway, and carrying firewood indoors for the wood stove. I liked how the snow formed on the window panes of my garage. So i positioned myself there and made this portrait. I am also drinking a Coca-Cola while I make this entry. I prefer Coke to Pepsi any day. This Coca-Cola will be the first of probably no more than four I will drink the entire year. I simply do not drink soda, but on the rare occassion I do, it is Coke for me. There were some in the fridge left over from the Christmas season and it looked inviting. So I went for it. Now then, two observations about Coca-Cola: #1 there are 140 calories in a 12 ounce can. #2 Why is it spelled Coca-Cola with all letter C's, but when shortened to Coke it is spelled with a K? Pepsi-Cola doesn't have this problem.