Before I get started …
I thought you might like to see what the view from my backyard looked like yesterday.
Snow on Orange County mountains!
I took the above photo from my patio.
We rarely see snow on “my” mountains because of their low elevation. It’s such a treat when they’re capped by the white stuff. It usually happens once or twice each year, and it rarely lasts more than a couple hours.
(No snow at my house, just rain and about 30 seconds of hail.)
And on to today’s post —–
Actual phone conversation with my friend, Nike, yesterday:
Nike: Hi it’s me! I’m SO excited!
24: You’re excited?
Nike: I think we should walk around Chinatown!!! What time does our flight leave? I’m excited about our trip! You can photograph lots of things in Chinatown.
24: Chinatown is fine. Chinatown is fun.
Nike: We could learn the history of Chinatown!! (Very enthused!!)
24: Um … yes, I suppose we could.
Nike: You know? Like how it began and all that. And you can take PHOTOS!
Nike: I haven’t been there as much as you have.
24: I know, Chinatown is fine. Chinatown is always fun.
Nike: I’m on my way to work right now.
24: I hope you have a good day.
Nike: How are we getting to the airport? It will be COLD up there, won’t it?
24: I haven’t thought about the airport, I usually drive to the airport. And yes, it will be cold. It’s always cold in San Francisco.
Nike: Your NIPPLES!
24: They’re coming too! I’ll be sure to pack them.
Nike: Your nipples!
24: Yes, I take them everywhere I go. Even when it’s cold.
Nike: (laughs!) We could get a ride to the airport!
24: Sure, we can do that.
Nike: I want to be your photo assistant and meet Thomas Hawk. I feel like I know him. Ya know, from reading him on my computer. He’s such a GOOD photographer.
24: Yes, he’s really good. I could get a photo assistant for the weekend to help carry my stuff?
Nike: NO!!!! I WANT TO BE YOUR PHOTO ASSISTANT.
24: Okay, okay!
Nike: Because of your arm!
24: Yes, I need help.
Nike: I’ll carry your stuff. And it will be so exciting to watch him. And you. And you two doing what you do!!
24: You might find it really boring? You might want to do something else for a little while?
Nike: No!! It’s very exciting!
24: Okay ….
Nike: What are you going to pack?
24: Pack? I’ll probably think about packing an hour before I go ….
Nike: I know, but I’m so excited! And before you know it, it’s going to be time to GO! I heard there’s a GREAT store in San Francisco.
24: A great store? What kind of store?
Nike: I’m not sure, but I heard there’s a great store with all sorts of different stuff. You would like it.
24: I’m sure I would.
Nike: I don’t know what it’s called or where it is.
Nike: Well, I’m at work now. I should probably go.
Nike: I’m SO excited.
24: We’re going to have fun!
Nike: I’ll talk to you soon?
24: Yes, we’ll talk really soon.
You have no idea what you’re in for next weekend!