Biggest news to hit Austin is that, thanks to the 50 plus days of 100 plus temps., we are now under mandatory water restrictions. Sorry all you clean car buffs, there will be no more washing of the cars for folks in River City, at least not until it rains again. It’s been so dry, even our name “River City” is starting to dry up-soon we will be “Iver City,” then maybe just the uber-hip “Ver,” followed by the confusing “Er” at some point, and, well that just doesn’t have the same ring to it now, does it? (Thank goodness for the mighty Colorado or we’d be thirsty.)
Speaking of cars, tonight BBC America is showing us a new season of Top Gear. As you can imagine, I can hardly wait, though I know the shows are not “new” by any stretch. My guess is that these episodes are from at least a while back and yes, for the millionth time, I do know about bit torrent but, you see, there’s something about plunking down my lazy bottom in front of the TV when I get home from a long day. I like to get home, pop up some popcorn (or some such suitable snacking item) and plunk myself down in front of the old fashioned television to watch TV. Well, I’m not completely turn of the century-I mean, crap, I do use a TiVo, but that’s just basically so I don’t have to run to get the popcorn. You get the idea, and, yes, tonight features the shenanigans of the top three car hosts in the world, not to mention my favorite of favorites, Lord “I Drive Fast So You Don’t Have To” Stig himself. It goes without saying, really, but, in case you were wondering, yes, “Go, Stiggy, Go!” can be shouted at suitable volume over a tub of popcorn.
Finally, in perhaps completely unrelated news (I’ve seen Craig drive and didn’t feel the sudden urge to don a helmet, though your results may vary) I would like to spread some “linky love” and point out that one of my good friends, shooting buddies and partners in crime, Craig, now has a blog you can checkout.
Apart from being a good friend, Craig has always been a favorite photographer. He’s very creative and I love getting to see the world through his lens, not to mention he’s taken the best picture of Stonehenge I’ve ever seen. You can visit his real website here if you are curious about that and, of course, start following his blog, as it promises to be not only fun but entertaining and creative.
Well, go on, what are you waiting for? I’m busy now, I’ve got some popcorn to pop.
Until next time…
Enjoy Top Gear, Carol. As the lone female in a household of men, where viewing of Top Gear is compulsory, I can't see the great fascination myself, but the race to turn on the Blackpool Illuminations will be quite exciting for you. (Has the fame of the Blackpool Illuminations travelled as far as Texas?)
As far as Craig's photo of Stonehenge is concerned, yes it's fantastic – but don't discount all others before seeing the one I took with my Instamatic (circa 1972) before the glue weakened and the lens fell off…
I think part of the reason I enjoy Top Gear so much is that it's hardly ever on. Last night we had the Isle of Man challenge (with Stig driving in the rain.) Part of BBC America's "pledge to us" is to play all of the episodes out of order-frustrating, I know. But, I've already seen the Blackpool episode-I loved Stig falling asleep on the roller coaster.
My knowledge of Blackpool comes mostly from Chromasia, the photographer (popular photo blogger) and once I had attended a workshop in Venice with a photographer from the Blackpool area. He told me about the lights. So, yes, I know a bit about the lights (though not much.)
I'd like to see your Stonehenge photo sometime. Let me know if you post it to your blog or have it on Flickr. I love seeing what people do with "iconic" subjects-how, even though it's been shot to death, everybody can still get a totally different take on it.