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I actually have a fun surprise (more for me, I’m sure…but hey) this week, but first I have to say what a giant DORK I am! Last week, on HoT Tuesday, DS and I were discussing the whole “flat addam” thing, I posted it for him, and had all intentions of putting in my HoT when I was done. Time ran out, we started dashing about for the morning routine, and I forgot! I’m such an idiot! Ah well….I guess we all make mistakes. duhhhhhh. hee hee.
Anyway…this week the theme is “Surprise” and boy did I get one!
Easter Sunday DS went with his dad for the weekend, DD was off with a friend’s family, so I took the day and went to Philly to shoot some photo’s for a cafe that my friend is opening in Jenkintown. I knew the type of shots I wanted for her place, just needed the time to get them done, and since everyone was busy Sunday, I did.
Wander wander wander Philly, I was feeling very statuary…so most of the shots are of that. And by wander I mean from the Art museum (actually, Boathouse row) to Independence Mall. It was quite a wander! On the way back, I was passing City hall. I have seen this one particular lone statue many times, and never really paid attention to it. Since my focus was on statues, I decided to take a look, and a shot. Imagine my SURPRISE when it was a Statue of Matthias W. BALDWIN! (Yes, like Baldwin’s Girl Baldwin!) I was so thrilled! It was fate, I tell you, FATE!!! Such a great surprise to realize that the statue I had passed dozens of times was for a man who created something that I love and revere so. For your viewing pleasure (it’s not the best, as the sun had sunk loooow by that time!) Mr. M. W. Baldwin:
DS and I were talking the other night about summer, vacation, trips and travel, and about how this year vacations were going to be out of the question. We talked about some fun local stuff we could do, but he was still sorry we could not visit our friends and family. About a half hour later, he came back with this idea.
In the same theme as “Flat Stanley”, he created Flat Addam. He asked if I would put him in an envelope and send him to our friends/family in Florida, Virginia and Oregon and ask them to take photos of “him” on vacation. I thought it was such a great idea, I told him I would do one better.
SO….I’m asking for your help! The photo links to the full size Flat addam. He’s even wearing his favorite “here fishy fishy” shirt! If you have a printer, and a digital camera, would you, could you, take flat addam somewhere in your town, photograph him, and you can upload your “Where in the world is Flat Addam” photos.them at flickr.com/superaddam It will be fun to see where he gets to go on Vacation this year…and hey, maybe he’ll even learn something LOL!!! There will be a link on the sidebar to this post, in case you have anyone who wants to participate!
This was actually a photo I had written off as “cool, but what do I do with it”. I guess I just found out!
I spy with My little eye….2 deer!
Although this was not intended to be green, it is now. 🙂
And I have to say I’m sorry I haven’t been around much lately…I’ve been working hard on my zazzle account which, I am proud to say, now has over 80 products in it! If you’ve got some spare time (lol!) check it out, vote me a star, leave me a comment, whatever. Oh, and if you have any special requests, let me know! Happy Tuesday Everybody!
This week our famed Heads or Tails leader Skittles has challenged us with 7 things in one category. I was ready for this!
Seven things that make a perfect Sunday – a photo history (lol!)
1. Emerging street level and recording (yet again) DD’s Favorite place EVER
2. Stopping in the middle of the street to record (yet again!!!) DS’s favorite place EVER!
3. Reliving DS’s toddler days while walking thru the M & M’s store saying “Nnnem n Nnnems mommy!” repeatedly to the odd looks of all passers by
4. Discovering that if, in fact, there is an M&M inside each of us, this is mine.
5. Discovering that although you can photograph an inanimate object dozens of times, it still fascinates you and draws you in like an old friend.
6. Having the ability to wander aimlessly, unencumbered by the children, stopping at will to view those things you find most beautiful and shoot them when the light is like butter.
7. Enjoying the fun spirit of the big city, and it’s great people.
Not to mention Nathan’s for breakfast at Penn Station, and a ride on the BRAND SPANKIN NEW double decker cars of the wonderful NJT! (crap, that makes 9 things!)
I also have to share this little tale. We have been desperately (did I say obsessively???) seeking the new Hershey bars with Dale Earnhardt on them. It’s a limited edition thing, IMPOSSIBLE TO GET (if you have them in your hometown, I will gladly buy them from you!) so the thought was, if hershey won’t come to suzy, she’ll go to hershey! A quick call to hershey’s of New York, and Yes, we have an entire display of them! (this was Thursday). Sunday brings a trip to NY JUST TO BUY HERSHEY BARS. No joke. Walk walk walk to times square to hershey (wanna see a pic of that too? Here ya go)
Now….since I KNOW there are some of you making fun of me for this weird excursion…I’ll tell you this. When I asked in the store where they were, they told me they were SOLD OUT! People coming and buying them by the case! (see, I’m not so strange!) I must have looked very sad, because they went to check with the manager to see if they would be getting them again, if I could order, whatever. Alas, it was a one time thing, not to be restocked. HOWEVER…..The manager, and yes, I will be writing to the hershey people, came down, introduced herself as the manager (it was crowded and unfortunately I missed her name) and GAVE ME the LAST TWO BARS IN THE STORE! She said they came in packs of six, did not know why she had 2 bars, she couldn’t sell them to me, apologized profusely for not having them and for my making the long trip in vain, and GAVE ME THE BARS. Now THIS is amazing customer service. I was so blown away! Nice Manager lady, if you, or any of your employees happens across this, know that you made my day. You are the perfect example of an excellent manager. 🙂
Needless to say, I can’t open them as they must be saved. Along with all the other Dale stuff. But, it made for a great story, a wonderful, relaxing day, and a renewed sense of faith in my fellow man. 🙂 Not too shabby for a Sunday in NYC!