Trying to get on the board

We’ve had a lot of gloomy days this month and my upper GI tract is not amenable to being away from home much right now. But today was a gorgeous day – warm enough for pants and tshirt – so I forced myself out there and only ended up with one retching session. The secret is to wait 4-6 hours after food – then you just dry retch instead of vomit when your stomach is unhappy. I’m getting the hang of whatever it is that is causing me such grief.

So prepared to be dazzled and amazed, or hopefully at least mildly entertained by my finds.

Hinge-thing on a grate that covers storm water access.
Shifty stormwater drain head.
Fancy stormwater drain head.
Utility pit head that needs a hair cut.
Guard rail guy.
Very surprised v-shaped guy sitting on scoria, attached to a water meter.
See the face at the top of the pole – with the eyes popping up from the top bar and a mouth with teeth in the second bar?
If I zoom in on the previous photo, there are multiple faces to see.
Stabbed through the eyes.
Cute little guy who is out of focus due to a poor photographer.
Wild guy that makes me think of a Muppet.
Wild guy’s cousin over at the Senior Centre.
Red-eyed, bushy-mouthed babe.
Building attempt one – slightly off-kilter at the courthouse… a bit like some of the clients there.
Building attempt 2 – jagged-chinned face.
I absolutely swear I did not alter this/add the rocks. It was at my feet while taking the photo below.
Security guy.

So the internet is super-slow tonight, so I’ll do a Part 2 tomorrow. Sheesh, I was NEVER the type of kid who only half-finished an assignment. But my excuse is that the internet ate my homework! The upload speed is just unbearable. Stay tuned!

6 response to "Trying to get on the board"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: July 9, 2021

    What a collection! And great names for them all. Not working has sure unleashed a lot of creativity…

    • By: The Navigator Posted: July 10, 2021

      Thanks, Suzanne – yes, my brain may have a little room for other thoughts now instead of constant, stressful multi-tasking.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: July 9, 2021

    Okay, those are a lot of good ones. The best one, according to ME, is the “Utility Pit Head That Needs A Haircut.” You’ve clearly earned a solid “A.” If you keep up that kind of work, Part Two just might be the post that puts you in the lead for Valedictorian of the July challenge.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: July 10, 2021

      Oh no – I’m too old for valedictorian pressure. In years 7-10 at school, Greg Marcum and I flip-flopped back and forth as valedictorian. We both usually made straight A’s, but on one occasion he got a B in English, and one semester I got a B in Geometry. But for years 11 and 12, I went to the state school for nerds (most of whom were the valedictorians at their home high school) and they did not do class rank or GPA at that high school. I can assure you, I was NOT the top student of that brainy group! I’m happy to run middle-of-the-pack now 🙂

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 9, 2021

    Lots of excellent examples!
    I like the little out of focus guy — I resemble that. 🙂

    • By: The Navigator Posted: July 10, 2021

      Yeah, sorry about the little out-of-focus guy, he was my favourite one, so I was sad to mess him up!

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