Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Horror Movie of My Life

I have been going through my backlog of pictures today, looking for interesting things to post on my blog, and have come across several that can only be classified as strange, if not disturbing. I guess I was trying to be "artsy" but instead I think I only achieved "scary." See what you think.
This is what happens when you leave an onion in the fruit basket too long on a wooden cutting board. I call it "First you see the ring -- then you die -- of food poisoning."

We put up this light bulb on the front porch for the Halloween party. We wanted something that looked festive, but provided enough light so people coming up the walk wouldn't break their necks and sue us. I think we succeeded. We left it up just so we could keep the party going every day. It was only after I took the picture that I realized it makes our house look like some sort of creepy fun house where the clown from "It" probably lives.

It's easy to get sucked into taking nature photographs in Utah, I mean, the shit is all around you. I took this one while waiting for Ryan and Sally to finish fishing. I think I was going for something Ansel Adams, but ended up with a picture that is more "Blair Witch."

This is a wig shop on King Street in Old Town Alexandria. There are actually two wig shops on the street, which is strange for a yuppie shopping district, but this one is my favorite. I mean, don't you just love the female mannequin head wearing a moustache to model the toupee? And what about the doe eyed ingenue peeking up from the bottom? Fabulous. I had to have a picture of it when we were visiting D.C. in July, just for old times sake. Looking at the picture now though I wonder if I was drawn to it because of my childhood love of the movie "House of Wax."

Oh, thank god for digital photography. Now nothing is too small or ridiculous to "waste film" on. And that is probably the scariest thing of all...


Lorrie Veasey said...

Is it just me or is the faint image of Mother Theresa visible in EVERY ONE of those fabulous shots?

Especially the wig one: she's as clear as bell and wearing what appears to be the Shirley Jones Shag.

Ah, maybe it's me.

calicobebop said...

Oh, the wig shop is by far my favorite. CRAZY!

Emily-Ione said...

Hey does that wig shop do online ordering?