Thursday, February 11, 2010

FSO Aquarium'ilarious

Just in case you have not been a part of what we call around the world 'My Town Blogger- Friday Shoot Out'. Each Friday we post a theme of photos showing off our wonderful town, zip codes, extremely funny happenings, or anything of interest you want to share about where you live.

This week the theme 'Aquariums' was chosen by 'Moi', E Stelling...

















What was I thinking when I suggested this topic? It is winter, and all the water around me is frozen!

In thinking that it still could be fun to see what you other photographers come up with, I realized whom ever takes over the list tasks, should make a calendar and see what falls on what month, as to avoid disasters like mine in the middle of this blizzard reality the mid-west, Texas, Arkansas, north east, and I am sure there are some I have not mentioned. At least any topics that involve going out side or traveling in bad weather.

















This was pulled out of my archives...taken off the east coast not too far from home on a boat trip a few years ago...geezzz did I just explain that? duh!


Please tell me there are pet shops in your area, and that you do talk to the fish, turtles, and everything else in that store! I thought so...but most of you know

Chef E
catching big  fish
clean them
fry them up
a little spicy corn meal
skillet full of oil; as...
I ring the dinner bell
you have
already arrived
entranced
by wonderful smells
Don't forget your greens!

I am so guilty of my mind wandering to the kitchen, thinking of ingredients that would make a unique dish...
















There are all kinds of bacteria in water, a mini aquarium of sorts, but we need a microscope to see them, so use your imagination...

How about a cup of what I call open mic 'Aquarium Tea', or Jasmine flower bulb tea to relax you...






















Well here is my phone app that gives you the fish bowl view of my open mic world- yes, the guy is wearing a cow costume, singing a spoof of 'Wild Thing' as the audience sings 'Mooooove off the stag'... I so 'milked' that today tweeting my 'Wild Plate' Recipe article...






















I still like to stroll Princeton after Wednesday night open mic at the A&B, and this delish orange bag still waits for moi, in its fashion plate window aquarium... I figure one day when I am lost, wandering the streets because my memory is long gone, this might save my life, because the zip code will at least get me closer to home. I bet the other side says 'E Stelling'. Wishful thinking, not to mention I am not sure I want to see the price tag; it is in a Princeton shop!


















While out to dinner at a new (how on earth in this economy can this be) posh sushi eatery I noticed these cute little aquarium coffee tables in the lobby.

















 The minute I began shooting the little Koi, they head straight for me begging for food. I am not sure, but could it be the restaurant are fattening them up for a dinner special.
















Oh, now out of guilt I might have to hijack them along with Snippy (I had pet turtles as a kid- Snippy & Snappy, they were box turtles) above and start an aquarium rescue, and hang up my chef hat and throw down my blades, ummm knives.














Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my longing for my six grade stage building, entertainment, and screen writing schemes. Vernon Stiez would be so proud!  (he and I created puppets and stages in six grade together, we lived in our own little 'silly' aquarium)

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16 comments:

Gordon said...

Very original, and comical. Thanks for the smiles.

Jama said...

I would love to try that aquarium tea, sounds so relaxing!

Pauline said...

What's wrong with me? All other comments are chased from my head by thoughts of "I want a bag like that!"
Seriously, though, thanks for the topic, it really challenged me - but that's not a bad thing!!

J9 said...

Love to read the thoughts of your aquatic life!

NanU said...

Nice shootout, E.
As for adapting themes to the calender, I wouldn't worry too much about it. We have shooters from down under, whose seasons are 6 months off. And no matter what time of year there's always bad weather somewhere, or plenty of other things taking up our time. Anyway - a sunshine theme in the heart of winter could be more interesting than the same in summer.

Rebecca said...

Well, that was fun. And aquarium tables!!! That's a new one for me.

Bagman and Butler said...

Your talking turtles and fish are absolutely great and your running commentary has me laughing. Did I just explain that? Great and perfectly quirky approach! I love it!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Very creative for sure. Neat idea the koi coffeetable. In spite of the blizzards, there were some pretty good post. I enjoyed this theme.
QMM

Barry said...

Thanks for introducing us to the inspiration for this weeks theme. This was such a fun post and that aquarium tea looks delicious.

Kerry said...

Koi coffee tables! I'd never get around to ordering anything, I'd just stare. The theme was fun, and you shouldn't worry!

GingerV said...

Chef E - sorry if I placed this topic in the wrong week, but you know that plans are meant to go haywire.... this could be April 27 and we could have had blizzards....My daughter was born april 27 1970 and when we went home there was 3 inches of snow on the ground.... beside that half the world is in summer.....
I like that aquarium table... that would work in my living room in RIO

no one has offeded to take the list....

SOL said...

That restaurant looks like an interesting place. Thanks for the assignment idea--seems like aquariums have such varied colors and textures which makes them perfect subjects for photography!

Ann said...

Soon they will need a gaint tank to keep the kois.

In the past, they will me that kois taste like wire guze, and they banned them in New Zealand. Some one must have smuggled them, and now they sell them very cheaply.

Thanks for this week's topic.

Sarah-Paige said...

Great theme, and fantastic post.

Jen said...

LOL - this was such a CUTE post! I love your turtle!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

wow! now this is what WE call an original and fun series, luv.

thank you for sharing it.

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