Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Photo evidence

Here are a couple photos from my trip to the US, both illustrating things I've already talked about.

The top photo is of the three cans of pumpkin, for making pies. These aren't available in New Zealand. These three cans started out normal, and now, well, they're not, thanks to rather, um, energetic baggage handling.

In case you're wondering, I got three because they were on special, a “3 for” deal, and I'm a good, obedient consumer. Using the power of the Internet, I found recipes and instructions for making pumpkin puree which can be used instead of the canned stuff when making pie. I'm not quite that brave yet.

The second photo is of me and Tom, the Ramble Redhead. It was taken on a bitter cold Sunday, 30 December 2007 on Northalsted (note the rainbow pylon...), directly across the street from Chicago's gay and lesbian community centre, which didn't exist when I was last in Chicago. It was fun meeting Tom and Joe (who took the photo), and apart from the cold (my hand is in my pocket to avoid frostbite—swear!), I thought it was a great day.

The main purpose of my trip wasn't tourism, of course, and the few other photos I took are personal (friends and family), so I won't be sharing them here. But I'm planning more up-to-date photos next week, so stay tuned.


RambleRedhead said...

Arthur it was a great honor being able to meet with you and I wish you and Nigel the very best for 2008!

Arthur Schenck said...

Thanks Tom, it was great to meet you guys. All the best to you guys, too!