Sunday, June 6, 2010
I met my good friends, Janita and Mike, for a late coffee this morning. We had some catching up to do and a few red velvet cupcakes to eat. Not a bad way to start a sunny Sunday in Jo'burg. And then, out of the blue (and yellow and green it would seem) 6 cars driving quite slowly in convoy headed past us, honking their horns, waving massive Brazillian flags around, their passengers dancing in their seats to what sounded like Putumayo... It was amazing! And it set the tone for an awesome day ahead, free from the usual meshugas of negative news stories, personal dilemmas and sentences beginning with "no." We went to Melrose Arch, had a delicious lunch and watched some folks setting up the fancy World Cup Fan Park in the Piazza, decoraions, about twenty 50" 3D TV's and all. For the first time, the square wasn't full of trendy yuppies and fantastically boring snobs. Instead, there were families and foreigners and kids running around just being kids. All I could see was what's possible here at the tip of the Dark Continent if we just get on with things... and it's beautiful.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 10:33 PM
Another Likely Story by Au Revoir Simone.
Shot, Joffers for the awesome introduction!
Posted by He who says hmm... at 7:48 PM
Sound crazy? Perhaps. But everyone reading this is a little bit jealous. Admit it. You kinda wish you could just drop everything and hit the road on an epic adventure. You know, reanact your very own Zen & The Art Of Motorcylce Maintenance. I do. Especially since the guy doing this is a very good friend of mine... who didn't invite me! Just saying, Derek. :) Anyway... you can follow his awesome journey here. Did I mention he just spent a few years traveling through all of Asia? I know. I hate him too.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 7:00 PM
I met up with some friends last night, still desperately wanting to use my new G11, but as I said before, I still had to charge the darn battery. Luckily, Daniel my, umm, newly appointed photographic advisor and bringer of beer said "poppycock to that!" or something similar but in Italian and encouraged me to just try the camera out, even if I only shot one or two pics till the battery ran out. I shot 8. This one's my favourite.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 9:30 AM