27 May 2011

Friday Hodge Podge

Doors, Charleston, S.C.

I'd make for an odd profile if my car was searched this week: two Japanese swords, two knives with belts, helmet camera, box of pirate wear and a change of clothes that just happen to be all black. I have a good reason for each item but all together they look a little odd.

I will have fifteen minutes on Tuesday morning to dress three hospital CEO's as pirates and I couldn't bear to make them hold cheap plastic swords so I called in favors from my friends (hi Bill!) who had real antique weapons.

Blogspot has been messed up for me and a lot of other people but I think I have it fixed on my end finally. Blah. Things go along merrily and then you wake up and everything is screwed up.

Today's photos: Those worn doors are on my regular walking route and every time I see them without a car parked in front I have to grab a shot. The vines below are confederate jasmine at the community garden on Bogard St. and the chalk heart caught my eye.

I stopped to get my oil changed by the gentlemen at Sears at Citadel Mall on my way home and it gave me the exact amount of time to go to Sesame for grilled corn on the cob and ultimate grilled cheese. It's one of my favorite meals. The phone rang as I licked my fingers and paid my bill and I recommended that they advertise an "Oil Change Special" meal. Normally the Sears auto guys give me a certificate for $5 off a purchase at Sears and I buy myself a pair of panties while I wait. It's not a bad system. Fresh oil, grilled corn and new panties all in one trip.

Spoleto festival begins today. Any good ticket recommendations?


  1. Minutiae. Isn't it grand??

  2. Who could ask for anything more?

  3. Hi Joan, that person calling out to you from the Jeep on George street tonight? That was just me, a longtime follower of your blog and fan of your photography. Tonight I just had to say hello...sorry to have puzzled you with my spontaneous recognition/greeting :)

  4. Your friend that lent you the swords didn't happen to be Kill Bill, was he?

  5. The top photo looks like it was taken in another country...has an Asian feel to it.

  6. maggsworld - it's what keeps my entertained!

    brattcatt - amen ;)

    Els - Thanks for hollering at me, it led me to your photo blog. Wow, wow, wow! I need to explore further but your tennis shots are absolutely amazing!

    Zacton - Heheh. The Biomedical Engineers at work are my connection for fishing, huntin' and Japanese swords.

    Kate - It does, doesn't it? A lot of use have taken that same shot. Hard to get it without a car parked in front and I think this is my first bike. If anyone renovates the doors it will break a lot of hearts.

    Thanks for all the comments! Makes it fun to wake up and check online. Y'all have a great Saturday.

  7. I have been looking for confederate jasmine forever, and for some reason most mail-order nurseries only carry the star jasmine or the yellow kind...

    Confederate jasmine is the only one that supposedly will survive the NY winters.

    Any chance you could send me some? I'll barter you a handmade crocheted scarf (you can choose the color!)


  8. Hmmmm.....think it would ship okay? It is all over Charleston.

    Link: http://www.accentsforhomeandgarden.com/catalog_i7480097.html?catId=292393

    See if that works otherwise, absolutely email me your address at: charlestonjoan@gmail.com and I'll try to figure out a way to package some.

  9. Joan, thanks for the link! Will check it out directly. This in no way precludes your scarf. What's your favorite color?

  10. Favorite color is blue, blue, blue! Every day that I don't wear blue shows I have self discipline.

  11. Blue it shall be. Off to shop fibers (one of my favorite things!) 8-)


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