## Friday, 26 October 2012

### Image 52 - Week 44.. French Fries., British Summer Time.., waiting in line and

All

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Average

 Average flash-mob., outstanding smiles and laughter

Airplane seats fit me.. Recaro sports seats fit me.., medium sweaters fit me..  and bus seats fit just fine..

I'm right in the middle of my weight graph, and my feet touch the floor when I sit on a regular dining room chair..; I fit onto sofas, find beds comfortably sized and there's enough material on my towels to dry me after a shower..
Door handles are the right height and stairs prove to be no problem either..

I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it

Plates contain just the right amount of food, while a fork fits perfectly into my mouth.., as does a toothbrush..

My pockets contain just the correct amount of space and gloves fit without any struggle or concern..; even baseball caps, beanies and hoods fit the ole head and shoe laces long enough for the perfect bow.. My ties are easily knotted into either a full, or half windsor, depending on the occasion.. and ice cream cones fit alarmingly well into the palms (and gentle grips) of my hands..

 Average day

Camera straps seem to enable me to carry my camera without hastle, and my razor works well over my chin.. I can fit into a shower cubicle, bath tub and through a door as though they were specially designed for me.

My 'puter keyboard appears to accommodate my fingers  eerily well.. Phones seem to be exactly the right size for me to speak into them AND hear at the same time.. and I always find the light switch..

Parlez-vous français..
.. ich verstehe nicht

Funnily enough, the fridge shelves are just 'there'.. and my glasses fit over my nose and ears comfortably too..

Shop counters aren't too low, or too high.. and I can sip my beer out of the bottle without a struggle.. I can handle a paintbrush, pen and bar of chocolate as though I were born with them in my hands.. and go figure., windows are the right height for me to see out of..

Miracles happen when I drive, cause the pedals fall right where my feet are, but when I reach out and the steering wheel is positioned for me to touch, I'm blown away..

 Average.?

Yep., average..

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I can walk into an elevator without it being an issue, kick a perfectly sized football.. and hold a regular sized tennis racket in one hand while two serving balls in the other..

Footpaths seem to have been designed just for me.., as do mail boxes.., but what I don't get is how do they know how big I am at sporting events when I need to get through a turnstile and sit on a bench..?

Sitting at a desk is much easier due to the correct height of the work surface.. and wine glasses are just right for me to enjoy their contents from..

 Poor visibility.., cool boats

I can climb ladders, pick up hose pipes.. and miraculously, my eyes are in the right place to use a pair of binoculars..

Guitars rest in my hands, spades have 'that' length that work for my hands and feet.. and dog leashes seem to be practical for me also. Scissors are another miracle, along with TV remote controls..

Scampi and chips., fish and chips, Fred's Chez
all decidedly average

Kitchens are specially designed for me with cupboards, sinks and stove dials falling to my fingertips.. Gas station pumps in exactly the right place, right by my car and gas tank, which is truly amazing when you think I've just driven hundreds of miles, often to strange, out of the way stations, before needing to fill up.. and ATM machines providing ease of use.. and bank tellers sitting right there,  actually infront of me when I decide I need to hand in my jar of pennies..

Golf clubs perfectly sized and coincidentally, also right handed.. as indeed are drum sticks too..

Innit

My belts have the correctly spaced holes in them enabling me to use them with stunning comfort.. Dentists tools fit scarily into my mouth as do the pieces of choc' so designed for my pleasure..

I can read words and pronounce them.., well the easy ones at least.; some of the longer, harder words are more difficult, which leads me to believe that I'm an average wordsmith too.. I can communicate verbally to a standard that I'm understood., for the most part.., unless you're possibly from a little known village in the Himalayan mountains, in which case, my lack of foreign language skills are probably going to let me down..; sorry.

 Presentation., average..

So., what's this got to do with anything..? Well, for one thing, it shows and proves that being average is just fine..; life is set up for us to fully enjoy.. and enjoy the 'little' things we., or certainly many of us, take for granted..

This week's
45th absolutely average Image
is
done, dusted
& therefore
I'm, out

 Rows and rows of empty..

Image 52

 Faith., locked in..

and

Friends., positively NOT average..
&
my thanks to them., positively NOT average

Each one of my gloves has five spaces/fingers in them, for., guess what.(?), my four fingers and one thumb..; geez, I love this life.., it's so easy..; imagine not having either of your four fingers or that thumb.!

Thanks this week go/goes to cake eaters everywhere - Oisin Millea - Microsoft Windows - Electric blankets - REI - Customer service and the new twelve month contract

## Saturday, 20 October 2012

### Image 52 - Week 43.. Pinterest., Instagram.. and Realities..

 1947

A Review

of
Life's
Winter boots and ghost walks..

by

AKA Me

I wondered once what it must be like to be popular., but then I thought again.. and besides., really., who gives a flying #*)k.. One minute you're the bees knees.. and the next., you're like a carton of milk that's past it's sell-by-date., taking up valuable space in the fridge.. Those Austin Powers and Hugh Grant movies are but a distant memory and, can you believe, a generation ago., indeed, Austin Powers poked fun at a time in English history of half a century ago.. and I wonder how popular those 'video rentals' are now..

 Not exactly a Coke view..

The 'weird', sad, funny thing right now.., is., I'm living those movies.. and it's extremely tiresome., for me.. Like a fast paced, shiny commercial that seduces me into buying a Coke., I recognise (and completely understand) that it's a momentary thing.. I couldn't possibly live off Coke-Cola everyday., but man, this film set isn't just a location, it's real.. and everyday and for me, reliving an old movie kinda wakes up something that reminds me just how dated the whole routine is.. and that language and isms.!; what happened.? I left a scene for a lifetime and came back to join exactly the same damn movie set.., nothing's changed; the storyline is exactly the same but with younger actors..

However

Neil Sedaka (73) is starring
Sir Roger Moore (85) is starring
The Stylistics (?) are starring
James Last (83) is starring
Marty Wilde's (73) Rock 'n' Roll Party is starring
with
John Leyton (73) & Eden Kane (71)
Wrestling Spectacular is starring
Autumn Organ Concerts are starring
Paul Carrack (61) is starring., no doubt to sing his 1975 hit 'How Long'  or his last hit from 1989 sang with Mike and his Mechanics (Mike Rutherford (62))., The Living Years
and while we're at it.,
lets give Status Quo (Francis Rossi (63), Rick Parfitt (64)), Heaven 17 (Glen Gregory (54), Martyn Ware (56)) and Human League (Phil Oakley (57)) a mention.., 'cause they are all starring
M&S are using a soundtrack to satisfy it's aimed for demographic too
The round Square was filled and packed in the rain for crepe loving passers by while Pine Walk 'lay' empty and ghost like, aching, creaking and groaning for the opportunity

 To crepe., or not to crepe

!

I woke at 4.30am..; urgh.. - I eventually, at some point of the day, walked into a local store and saw a line of L.A. baseball caps, a Santa Monica t-shirt and a muscle car advertisement over the top of the merchandise., so what does that tell you about life within sight of the Gardens..? The images of excitement., difference/change and hope.. all brought a warm tear to my hidden eyes..

Yep., sadly there's definitely still very much a class system in evidence.. and for particular styles of wardrobe.., it's a tough day on the streets.. and for those trying to make a difference, there's a long and winding road ahead..; image and popularity, uh..  But really, why..!

I mentioned weeks and weeks.. and weeks... and weeks ago..; infact it could be so long ago, it could be weeks and weeks ago.., and now I've completely forgotten what I mentioned weeks and weeks ago.., but I'm sure it was weeks and weeks ago..

I screen all my incoming phone calls (for that split second the bloody phone rings) and chose to prioritise the moment I'm in.., which means that if you call and I'm in line at my local supermarket buying my bar of choc'., the cashier gets my full attention.. I guess that makes me bad., sorry., but I'm not ruled by my cell phone.. However MM, if your name comes up., I'm picking up that call in a heartbeat..; it's a case of popularity again., sorry., again..
Having said that, I had my cell tucked away this time in my many warm layers and sooo didn't hear the phone ring., or infact., feel it's vibration.; such were my layers..
It's simply a tool that I'm grateful for.. and while caller I.D. is obviously helpful in allowing us to see who's calling., I still like to pick my phone up with that element of surprise by the voice on the other end.. They, made an effort., so I'm gonna take the call seriously.. I'd gamble that I've written (and shared) that with ya before too.. See., I have repetative thoughts too..

Yep., got my bus ticket.. and managed to enroll into Oxford's wonderful college and program..

There's a parochial brush stroke, performance, lyric and style that, while (perhaps deemed ?)cute., at first., does begin to take on a repetitious chalk board type effect.. In actual fact., paintings are hung indifferently., words delivered predictably and performances brought straight from the shower cubicle..

 Location, location, location

Stepping back, away..and
resignation

I know., let's bring in a deck chair, throw a couple of palm trees around and paint an attraction., all before the long, cold, quiet and dreary winter and long., long., way way before next season..; infact, months and wet months away and perhaps if we're lucky, the newly painted white walls will stain, become discoloured and look all sad and old again.., just in time for next years repeat visitors..  I love 'parochial planners'..: Amateurs..

 Wet paint

Community
and personal passion

Should we support everything., or do we support what's close to our hearts. How do we make a stance for what appears to be progress.. and how do we encourage change and forward thinkers to take up the reigns... Sadly., I can't do it by maintaining a routine and sameness.. and I certainly can't do it by accepting that "this is how we do it here".. Unfortunately though., sadly though., it's quite apparent this IS exactly "how 'we' do it here"..; phukkers..; it's simply not good enough.., but hey, there's always a costume to iron.. and besides., it comes down to a popularity gig.. and my wardrobe doesn't include the correct uniform.., man.., ease on down the road and "back off boogaloo".., dude..

 Ghost town

Take a walk down the garden path and close the gate on the way out

Deaf ears

"I think that's Elvis.."
"E-L...?"
"No., no., is it hell..!"

"How many letters is it.?"
"How many letters is it.?"
"How many letters is it.?"
"How many letters is it.?"

"I've done it., I've done it.."

"No.. let me., no, no..; no., let me.."
"No., let me, let me.. NO, let me.."

Scripts of life..; real life..

Done the laundry, charged the phone., cleared the camera card.. and cleaned the Oakley's.; now all I need is a pair of socks..

 P.S. ones

# but not before

Memories
of
Island Halloweens

 Down the drain

Geez., if I could write and take photographs., I'd have a coffee table book by now..

BUT

 There has to be color., somewhere

Thanks this week go/goes to Spam - Euroline - Tom Hanks - Fake Ketchup Factory - The Rolling Stones - Danica Patrick - ABC News - Jo Teeuwisse and change., when ever it happens..