Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Post interview flowers

We had an early morning appointment in Birmingham. We swilled coffee and scooted. Jilda had her first physical therapy session. While they put her through the paces, I sat in the corner and wrote my column for Sunday's paper. 

A talker, as we refer to chatty people, came up and sat next to me. I quickly pulled out wireless headphones and shoved them into my ears up to the second knuckle. I then found my Deep Concentration music stream and hit play. Soon, I was somewhere else tapping keys and laughing to myself about the clever lines I was writing. I crack myself up sometimes. Too bad other's don't get the humor. 

By the time Jilda came over and tapped me on the shoulder, the talker had moved on to more fertile ears. A young PT was listening to be polite. 

We practiced once we got home. We have a gig tomorrow evening and we're rehearsing some songs we haven't played in a long time. 

Later, when Jilda headed out to work, I left for an interview with a gardener. I'll be writing a story about the things she plants each spring in her flower and container gardens. It was an interesting conversation. This is what the newspaper calls an Evergreen story since it is not time sensitive.  Page designers love evergreen stories because they can keep them for slow news days. 

I shot a ton of pictures because the flowers in her beds were stunning. The paper will only use one or two, so I decided to use one on my blog tonight. I .think it's called a clematis. 





12 comments:

  1. I usually do not mind the 'talkers' unless I am in similar circumstances, tonight mine was on the telephone.. OUCH.
    That is one beautiful flower shot.

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  2. That is a truly glorious bloom.
    I attract the talkers - and don't have anything with me to block them. Mind you, I have heard some fascinating tales.

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  3. What a gorgeous photo!!

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  4. Im usually the one to strike up a conversation in a waiting area. But I make sure the other person is one that would enjoy it. I was chatty in the airport line this past weekend. I see a single person that needs a friend and hey, im on it. Haha.
    Lisa

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    1. I don’t have a problem with talkers most of the time. But I had a column due by the end of the day and I didn’t have time to chat.

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  5. Yes, definitely a clematis and a beautiful one at that. I'd find it hard to concentrate even with ear buds in surroundings like that. Glad you got your article done though. Sounds like an interesting interview you had.

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  6. Very pretty flower. I thought Clematis was an STD.

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    1. When I heard the name I thought......
      Well, this thread could go south quickly so I’ll just leave it here.

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  7. Hoping the new PT for Jilda does what it's supposed to do. It seems that you are enjoying your new job as a reporter who enhances the feats of 'everyday' people. I think it's a fantastic idea.

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  8. As the wife of a 'talker', I'm smiling at your description, 'more fertile ears.' Thank goodness for ear buds! :)

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  9. Very pretty! I don't have good luck growing those...I should read your article! (Or meet the gardener!)

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  10. Luscious color. I am the talker in grocery lines, mainly to older people. Our purchases are small so the conversation can't last.

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