Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I tried to hold off posting these pictures until next week.  But, I just couldn't. They are too cute. I thought they would be perfect for the next photo challenge which is "cliche." I thought they would be a great representation of the cliche, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," because as I pulled my camera out Andi said she took horrible pictures and I said peeshaw, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These pictures will be great. Wait and see."

Was I right, or was I right? She looks adorable. I especially like the one where it looks like she is praying. Actually, I think she might have really been praying that I would stop taking her picture. One of the ones I took in that series, that I didn't post here, actually looks like she is mad at me. I guess when getting peeved didn't work to stop me from snapping away, she started praying. Ha ha ha.  

I tell you what, Andi is a good egg. She has an appointment tomorrow and was nervous about taking the bus for the first time. As such, she wanted to do a test run.  I've never used the bus system here but I knew the area she needed to get to, so I figured what the heck, I'd go and make an adventure out of it. Not really too much adventure but it was fun. We met a nice gentleman named Howard who was heading in our direction. I asked him all kinds of questions about the route of the bus in case Andi missed her stop when she does it alone because on Sunday the route was changed a little due to a gay pride festival that was going on.

I thought for sure the festival would freak her out because the more audacious homosexuals tend to show up at stuff such as that, especially since there was to be a parade.  So, I thought anyhow.  However, the crowd mingling on the streets seemed pretty tame to me. I think other than a few cross-dressers, the wildest thing we saw was a bear of a guy dressed in leather hot pants with a leather suspender thing wrapped around his burly chest. Andi didn't bat an eye.

After taking a walking tour around the area, we stopped and ate some fou-fou stuff and hit a used bookstore. We then went looking for a bus stop. Lo-and-behold, we ran into Howard again. He was heading back on the same bus. All in all it was a great day. Nothing too exciting. Well, except for the walk back to Andi's from the bus stop, I think we were witness to a car being stolen. Something fishy seemed to be going on as we passed this garage on a sidestreet. However, when the guy took notice of us watching him, Andi and I scurried along.

Now, it looks like I need to come up with new pics for the photo challenge. Oh well.






yakima127 said...

You're right; very cute!  JaE

geminiwilder said...

very nice photos! she looks adorable, i don't know what she's worried about!   i like the last one, the casual, 'she's not looking' photo.  neat.    ~phinney

sistercdr said...

So cute, so alive and so absolutely present!

rollinghillsides said...

i appreciate being able to "share" your little day trip with you.   let's me feel i've been somewhere i really haven't ... the pictures just bring it all alive, and they're certainly cute, i have alot of admiration for what Andi has been able to do! (and of course always enjoy your journal Robbie ......  

babyshark28 said...

Andi is a ' good egg '  :)
and yes, adorable as well.

I have a great fear of bus routs, I think
because I have had trouble on two occassions when I was young.
but, you know, I need to let that go. don't cha think? :p

I have had a hard time with this cliche' thing.
but, you got me thinking....oh, yeah.  The cliche's.
like yours 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' duh.
now I will go look up cliche's on the internet, because
I can't remember any but the one you just mentioned and I don't want
to copy yours.

great shots, really.
natural and real. love that!

freeepeace said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!  She's glowing.  Nice job Robbie.  Glad you two made it and had fun doing it.  Cool about Howard.  What are the chances you'd be on the same bus round trip?  We should frame those pictures.

sanforized6 said...

All the pics are good!! Happy Busing!! rich

andreakingme said...

Oh geeze. They're so big! I see my dad's face in one of them.

Thanks, Robbie. YOU'RE the good egg, you know. A golden one!


lisaram1955 said...

Sounds like an idea for a children's book:  Andi and Robbie Go On The Bus.  Cute pic!tures!  Lisa  :-]

ryanagi said...

Aww! Andi needs to get some confidence. She is adorable!

indigosunmoon said...

She is photogenic isnt she.
A real cutie pie!

judithheartsong said...

Andi is beautiful and I love this entry! judi

txsguinan said...

Oh, face it ~ she can't take a bad picture! She radiates beauty from within and without.  Adorable.

Now where are those pics of the Rolling Earthquake, Gay Pride Parade and Grand Theft Auto in progress?  Welcome to LA, Andi!  You're just a Freeway Shooting from native already...  :)

demandnlilchit said...

Excellent cliche and beautiful subject.....Andi is adorable!

mavarin said...

I like all of these, but especially #4. - Karen

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deveil said...

She looks beautiful!  Great shots!


st0rmwhispers said...

Great Pictures!