Some parents have no idea, according to Gabba

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NIKON D70 - 1/100 sec, f4.5 at 18mm

Gabba and I were in the car together, driving somewhere, I can't remember where, but the Giblets weren't with us which made a pleasant change. Damn kids are always hanging around us like they don't have their own lives to live. But that's another post.

She (Gabba) was telling me about a kid at school that did something, I don't know what, I was only half listening. But I started to listen a bit when she told me the kid's name (who will remain nameless for this story). It was definitely a rare name. Not weird, just not that common. She started to add all the obvious appendages to that name.

You know, like when someone says "nut" you add all the nut names, walnut, chestnut, chinnut etc. Or "jam", raspberry jam, strawberry jam, traffic jam and my favorite, paper jam.

Anyways, that bit of hilarity meant that we could move on to other kids at school and invent suffixes or prefixes to turn them into something else. It was good fun although when we got tired of it Gabba summed it up by making the comment that some parents had no idea when it came to naming their loin fruit. Why didn't they think ahead a little bit to make sure the name was ok.

Of course it was me that pointed out that we'd named our youngest kid Alice Cooper. I wonder what the hell all the other parents at school think about that choice?

The Photo

I've completely lost my photography mojo. I reckon this year I've taken less than 20 photos so far. And that includes the photos of the white board at the office. I haven't been able to find a way back from the depths of creative black hole land.

A good mate decided to lend a hand and got me out of bed at 5:00am this morning to head into Auckland city to see what we could see. We saw drunken bums and drugged out ladies of the night and people being arrested and tottie heading home from a good night out. The city stank and was scruffy and felt vaguely threatening.

It's some trees reflected in the pond at the Joseph Savage Memorial.

I dunno if I'm back yet, but today at least I got a photo and managed to write 399 words

Map of the photo location
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Posted: Sunday, 11 March, 2007 21:22

Captured: 2007:03:11 06:59:20

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  • That mate of yours must be a top bloke!
    Rik - Monday, 12 March, 2007 7:44
  • Great comeback (I hope) photo. I was wondering there for a while what was keeping you otherwise occupied. Did you get a chance to see the fireworks? Had I known they were on I would have driven all the way from Taupo just to take photos...
    seriocomic - Monday, 12 March, 2007 8:18
  • I didn't go to the fireworks. I hate crowds! But of course I was torn by the whole thing. It would have been a great opportunity to get some spectacular photos.
    Dave - Monday, 12 March, 2007 9:01
  • mini Cooper suits her name.....I hate shortened names but ended up with a Jerry, Jim and Dick....
    Michele - Monday, 12 March, 2007 16:46
  • I wondered where you were Dave Thought you may have got stuck up the pear tree. That's my kind of photo,make a lovely oil painting. Landscapes and sea scapes were my forte The fireworks would have made a spectacular photo. My name is Bulgarian and means new in Russian,Italian and in Spanish means doesn't work. At school my teachers called me new look which was a take off of the new look fashion. I was not impressed.
    Nova - Monday, 12 March, 2007 16:54
  • I always thought Alice was named after her great great grandmother not some pop singer
    Ma - Tuesday, 13 March, 2007 22:27
  • Pictures of the ladies of the night in a sunrise?
    m a r i n u s - Sunday, 1 April, 2007 23:50

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