Monday, March 3

Doubled Up

I have been remiss in telling tales of the legendary weekend when Allison came. You heard about that right? My blogging friend and co-creator at the photo site flew across the ocean to meet me.

Yeah, it was so cool.

Or more to the point it was downright hot; at least it was for a weekend in February. An absolute subjective phenomenon. One of the first conversations we shared as we hit the streets, cameras in hand on that weekend, was about our desperate need for sunglasses to shield our tender winterized eyes.

When you get up in the morning and the light is hurt your head
The first thing you do when you get up out of bed
Is hit that street a-runnin' and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses

First stop then when our shoes hit the sand at Scheveningen beach in The Hague was to stop off at the first shop on the board walk and do just that.

Get ourselves some cheap sunglasses, that is.

Spied a little thing and I followed her all night (well, it was day actually)
In a funky fine levis and her sweater's kind of tight (
not so tight, no)
She had a west coast strut that was as sweet as molasses
she's from New England, but yeah, I'll have to go with her strut being sweet)
But what really knocked me out was her cheap sunglasses

In truth what really knocked me out was the absolute natural rhythm we fell into, both with our conversation and our photography. I kinda thought we might, but was rather pleased that we did. It's nice to walk alongside someone who moves at the same pace as me. Meaning, someone who gets equally distracted, camera in hand, by the moments awaiting a photograph.
That's how I see it, when I am looking through the lens--the objects and spaces around me are animate and beckoning. So I investigate as I walk and I pause a lot to see what I can capture. Generally, I am the hold up to any crowd I try to tour with but even with her long legs, her steps (and crouches) matched mine.

Told you she was cool.

Now go out and get yourself some big black frames
With the glass so dark they won't even know your name
And the choice is up to you cause they come in two classes:
Rhinestone shades or cheap sunglasses
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah *

We perused the rack and modeled them boldy for one another, then bought two pairs the same. She has them in brown, and I the same pair in black. Two peas-in-a-cheap-sunglasses-pod you might say. But alas since that first weekend, the investment hasn't had much payoff and the glasses haven't seen much action in use. As predicted might happen, the fluke of a spring weather weekend didn't last for long.

But, oh, baby, when that sun returns?

I am ready.

*ZZ Top Cheap Sunglasses

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  1. She had a west coast strut that was as sweet as molasses


    She had that Boston strut, wicked sweet as molasses... ;-)

  2. Hahahahaha! An excellent lyric Jen! And totally true...

  3. I have to find this tune - it sounds great!

  4. Great post.. and I love the pic of SMID whom I'd recognize anywhere even though I've never seen her. Love those red boots. :)

  5. I was wondering when we'd get to see some pictures from the big visit! Yay! I think it's so great that she was able to come and visit you.

  6. You big cutie. How many other shots did you sneak of me?

    I, however, wear those terrific sunglasses often. And they are going to New Orleans on Tuesday.

  7. Lovely photos! Sounds like an equally lovely visit. :)

  8. did I already tell you I am jealous about that weekend?

    And I love the series about the sculpture haringman in Scheveningen!

  9. fc-
    I edited to add a link to ZZ TOP performing the tune live. Go. Experience.

    That's what I told her when I picked her up at the airport! She was of course instantly recognizable in those boots!

    So so fun!

    And there you have it. :0)

    I'll never tell. I may post them all, but I will never tell.

    Thanks! It was indeed.

    Yeah, so you've said. Next time maybe I won't be so selfish and I'll share her a little. Or maybe not. ;)

  10. By the way Jenn, have you made it to Panorama Mesdag in Scheveningen yet? Fabulous - and great to take visitors to...

  11. Looks like fun!

    BTW - You're my winner!

  12. Love the shades; love the details of the visit.

  13. That is such a great post, very well done! Must have been very special, this meeting!

  14. You guys are just so cool. I am pleased that you let me hang around with you as well!

    Didja notice how SMID managed to get in another comment about how she continues to globe trot and have perfect weather? Jeez!!

  15. So nice to have a friend that moves to the same rhythm of life.

  16. Nice shot with the red boots!