Three iPhone studies of Lisa drinking an iced-Americano at Kaladi Bros; tomorrow, I begin a trip into the near past
Study # 1: Lisa with two red straws in her iced Americano.
Lisa did not spend very much time in Arizona - just a few days. Her UAA finals are coming up and she needed to get back to her studies. Originally, Lisa and I had planned to be in India during Thanksgiving, but that plan got changed. Assuming things go as I hope, I will tell the full story of why we had planned to be there and why those plans got changed the next time I actually do go to India.
As things turned out, it was good that those plans changed. It would have been awful to in India while struck down by shingles and then to find out from half-a-world away that my wife and Lisa's mother had suffered a serious gall bladder attack, had taken an emergency ride to the hospital and had undergone two surgeries.
Anyway, we did not go to India, Lisa went to Arizona for just three or four days, came home and today drove out to see us.
She wanted to go out for coffee. Metro Cafe, of course, was not only closed for the holiday weekend but is always closed on Sundays, so we went to Kaladi Bros instead.
Lisa brought her own jar and had the barista fill it with iced Americano.
Study # 2: Lisa uses two red straws to stir her iced Americano.
I brought my camera, but once we arrived I discovered that I had forgot to put the battery back in after I had recharged it overnight. So I pulled out my iPhone and used it to document the experience.
We spoke of things in Arizona, and of things here, too.
I would tell some of those things, but I am feeling very tired and lazy.
Study #3: Lisa ponders as the two red straws rest in her iced-Americano.
As it happened, at the table next to us sat a former State Senator who had gained fame in the late '90's and early 2000's when he...
Oh, hell! My Ma always said, "if you can't say anything good about someone, don't say anything at all."
I don't always follow that advice, but it is still the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and it has been a pleasant, even if miserable, weekend and so I might as well let it end that way. I will not say anything bad about the guy although... Don't say it, Bill, don't say it... remember your mother's words.. He is not from Wasilla. He is from another town.
Now... regular readers know that there have been some big gaps in my blog coverage over the past several months, among them everything that happened during the hiatus I took through the last half of summer as well as my trip to New York City.
Even when I was on hiatus, I kept photographing at my normal pace and my trip to New York - well, that was all about photography.
At the moment, it is kind of hard for me to get about and photograph as I would like, there are only a few hours of dim daylight, so I am going to post some of this stuff that I did nothing with. Not all of it - there is too much. It would take me two or three months.
I will begin tomorrow with a post from the hiatus. One day, although I did not plan to or expect to or even imagine that I might, I wound up taking a very short walk with a very famous American from the upper-midwest who was visiting Alaska. Notwithstanding the fact that he is growing old, he was accompanied by a very beautiful and talented lady.
Assuming that I can find the pictures, I will post a few frames from that walk tomorrow.