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Monthly Archives: March 2012
Just got back from a family mini-vacation (a stay-cation, if you will), in Memphis. We took the munchkin to the zoo and downtown to Beale Street. It was St. Patrick’s Day, ok? There was a parade. Let me just say that we will be going there again. Oh yes! But probably not to the zoo. I’m gonna have to say that the St. Louis Zoo is better (and it’s free). Words of wisdom: if you do go to the Memphis Zoo, go as early as humanly possible. This means WHEN IT OPENS. Which, of course, we did. But when we left, like just after noon, the lines were long and full of more sniveling kids than you could possibly bear just for a bear, if you know what I mean. Come to think of it I hate zoos, and am reminded of it every time I go to one…
In the mind of a 4-year-old, the top 3 for the trip was, in this order :1. the parade, of course; 2. the elevator in the hotel (duh); and lastly, 3. why, the zoo (what zoo?). I kinda liked the liquor store over by the zoo (Joe’s). Very cool with lots of plants in there and, uh, liquor…
Here is where I should bring the hotel into this. I may actually write a review of this hotel on Trip Advisor or something. The Doubletree Downtown Memphis Hotel was absolutely awesome. The nicest staff ever plus we ended up with an oversize room for being a rewards card member (ooh! exclusive, right?). There’s my plug. Seriously. Lastly, what’s not to like about Beale Street? And a St. Patrick’s Day parade on Beale Street in sunny 75 degree weather?
Now, if I was only 25 again…sigh.
Been looking at those damn chicken wieners way too long. Every time I log in here, well there those greasy bastards are. Why hasn’t anyone stepped up to the plate and posted already? Its been over a week, dammit! Well, unfortunately I’m still at a loss for words. But that’s ok, I’ve got some pictures.
Three of the four are taken with Hipstamatic, a totally awesome (yeah, I said totally awesome, fuckers) iPhone app. Been using a double exposure lens (it’s an internal lens via app; don’t get all excited and don’t ask me how it works) with a black and white film (ditto), and I’m super inspired to keep on clicking with the hipsta since every shot is different (kinda like a snowflake…) with this lens (FYI it’s the Salvador 84 lens). I took these in response to a photo challenge on my Numero Uno favorite app Instagram. If you have an iPhone and haven’t tried Instagram, well, you should (if not then screw it, your loss).
Ok forget all that. On a serious note, the last pic is taken with my regular iPhone camera and ran though Blender, another very nice app, for the double exposure. This is a World War I memorial in the cemetery near my house. Salud!