Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Thangs

I had meeting in Birmingham this morning so I headed out early like a regular commuter. The sky was overcast, but the sun was poking through the clouds now and then.
When I drove by the lake near our house, I had to stop and shoot this photograph. 
It's hard to see here but the hillside looked as if it were draped with an expensive Persian rug. (If you click on the photo, it's a little bigger.)
I stepped around the shore a little to get a better angle but when I looked across the lake a flock of ducks hit the water heading for me. 
I'm guessing people stop by and feed them and they naturally were curious as to what treats I might have.
I didn't want to disappoint them so I scurried for the truck and headed off before they swam all the way across the lake.
After the local paper rejected my typo column I took the advice of one of my followers and submitted to another publication.  The 280 Living paper loved the column and they're running it in December. 
I plan to submit that column and another one in the Alabama Media Professionals annual contest. AMP is a group of professional writers, radio, and TV folks who gather monthly to network.
The annual contest has a bunch categories, but one is for humorous columns. I think this one fits that bill. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the judges like it. 
The AMP meeting is at lunch and they bring in boxes from the local deli. I responded in an email that I wanted lunch but it must have been too late because they didn't order one for me.
The meeting lasted until after one and by the time I walked out, I could have eaten roadkill. I rarely eat fast food, but I stopped at Taco Bell and slammed down three tacos before you could say chihuahua. 
Tonight Jilda and I are practicing because she and I will play a couple songs at the Veterans Ceremony on Saturday. 
Looks like it will be a busy weekend.


  1. That's a beautiful photo, Rick!

    Sounds like you had a full and interesting day; enjoy your weekend :)

  2. Anonymous9:54 PM

    Great news about the typo column
    Didn't know you have Birmingham over there too;P.
    And contest..can we vote?;))))

  3. I did enlarge the photo and it is so serene and peaceful. I love seeing the sun in the water. Congrats on the typo column!

  4. That's a lovely picture. Hope the weekend is great :-)

  5. Chihuahua!

    But seriously! Good luck with the competition! Take care

  6. Great photo! And I'm glad you submitted that piece elsewhere.

  7. Aren't you glad you took the time to take the photo. I am certainly glad you did.

    Good thing you turned around and submitted to a different place. Yay.

  8. Your shot of the lake is one of the prettiest things I've ever seen. Just beautiful! Have a great weekend.


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