Thursday, May 13, 2010

12 of 12

So I'm doing my third 12 of 12. 12 pictures taken on the 12th of the month. Since I only post once per day, you get my images the following day.

Created by Chad Darnell (thanks Chad!) and picked up from, what I can tell, a number of random bloggers who then link back to him and vice versa. He intends 2010 to be his final year of doing this, but hopefully someone will pick it up from there. Time will tell.

But here are my 12 of 12, which was a very bland day - if I say so myself. Heck, I think I finished taking most of my pics before 3p my day was so boring. (as always, click on image to enlarge.)

06:55. Trash Day. Two bags. One grouping of newspapers and a plant. A plant that has been in a part of the house for over two years and never ever watered once, yet as you can see, is still green. Had to go. Ugly as all get out - and clearly you cannot kill it.

07:01. The Old Oil Can Church - as my mother calls it. I had to look it up, but it's really called the Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church. It's not on Euclid. I'm just sayin'.

07:26. This car was parked next to me at work. I'd say they were living out of their car, but with these space limitations, I would say this was a virtual impossibility.

12:30. Most interesting part of the day for me. Not so much for this car owner. I work on the 11th floor and saw black smoke coming up from a half a block away. From this parked car. No owner to be seen. Huge flames. Tires melting and exploding. Front windshield melted. Cool!!!!

Loved how the fire department put it out and basically left the scene. It is a common surface lot, so the owner could be working in any number of buildings. Out of state plates, so who the hell knows if anyone contacted them. Bummer to walk back and find it though.

12:40. 54 fuckin' degrees. In mid-May. Felt like 40.

12:45. Inside the bank - and dealing with office drones. Me: the only person in line. Had to wait 3 minutes so Betty and Susie (I'm guessing at names) had to finish their conversation. No doubt about American Idol or some such crap.

12:50. I'm not a horribly patriotic chap, but I loved the lighting and angle of the huge American flag in an office building.

13:05. Why isn't it just Ty's Barber Shop. Or Ty Barber's Shop?

13:10. Looking for food. Didn't eat lunch here, but liked the display of grains and beans.

13:20. LeBron! One For All - if you play for the Celtics, that is.

13:40. Giving up on eating lunch, I read a few chapters of my book before getting back to work. GREAT book, btw....

17:50. Sophie's Paw/Pad. Cat pads are great.


Cubby said...

That burned out car is wild. It funny that the bumper looks like it's still in great shape.
Did the garbagemen take the plant or refuse it? They sure are fussy about stuff like that here.

Birdie said...

Cat pads are great: they're warm and soft. Dog pads are fun too, but they smell like Fritos.

Dogeared said...

How gutting to find your car like that! Hope they had insurance... yikes.

Enjoy the holiday!

Regina said...

I like the pictures of your day, what a variety - thank you for sharing!

Martini Dan said...

Thanks for sharing your day, I enjoyed your photos having grown up and lived in the Cleveland area many moons ago. Boy I would hate to come out and find my car caught fire while I was away.