Monday, December 8, 2008

The name is Crowe. Bob Crowe. I have a license to shoot.

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Okay, okay, this isn't about my city. Boys just wanna have fun. Saturday night was my one annual occasion to wear a tuxedo, the gala fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation. I do some stuff for them. After feeling silly wearing the tux in a snooty country club where all the guys were wearing tuxedos (except for one man in full formal Scottish kilt regalia), I was feeling sillier. I'm not the country club type. Recall the words of the great early 20th Century philosopher, Groucho Marx, who said, "I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members." Anyway, took some shots in mirrors at home before I chucked the penguin suit. This post violates founder Eric's Prime Directive but I think it's amusing. He can come and get me if he has a problem with it.

WHAT I PICKED UP CHEAP YESTERDAY : a 22 inch / 58 cm LG monitor. Editing photos on my 13 inch / 33 cm MacBook screen is a bit hard on the eyes. The display is fabulous and BestBuy is selling them for peanuts.

TOMORROW:
post-apocalyptic St. Louis. Or it could be. Oh, and a new Arch photo on Gateway.

11 comments:

Layrayski said...

Hi Bob, you do look like a dashing James Bond. =) Oh and I'm envious about the new monitor you bought.

Virginia said...

Wooohoooo! Lookin good Mr. Crowe. Bet the folks at the office will have a good time with this one!

As far as King Eric goes, I suggest you run over to Paris Daily Photo and take a look at yesterday's ....ahemmm ...sculpture and then I don't think you will be worried at all. The comments got as racy as the subject matter and I am guilty as charged Your Honor!

You will love that super duper monitor. I have an Imac and I can now see just how blurry mine are. Geezz.

Sharon said...

Great shot. You look very suave in that tux.

Olivier said...

ah ah très drôle votre légende (pour une fois que je comprends quelque chose en anglais), et oui dans certaine situation il faut savoir se pingouinter ;o)


ah ah very funny your title (for once I understand something in English), and yes in certain situations you have to be penguined ;o)

PJ said...

You look good in your tuxedo but then again, you're a "winter" so it's a no brainer. And your cummerbund doesn't accentuate girth, if you know what I mean.

Virginia said...

I love Olivier's "in certain situations you have to be penguined!" That might be my favorite quote in a long time. Remember that when you are whining about the tux next time!

Jilly said...

Oooh, very smart. Everyone is posting pics of themselves today. I see you, Marie in Montpellier and Nathalie in Avignon. You can be my James Bond any day, Bob!

Knoxville Girl said...

Nonsense, Bob, you look FAB-u-lous! You should wear the penguin suit more often.
And this shot tells me a bit about one of the denizens of St Louis, so there.
Also, I like the placement of the camera - kind of reminds me of the Borg on Star Trek - see, you can take the Strangetastes out of the title, but not out of the photographer. Cheers to that.

Tash said...

the title & photo are great!

D.C. Confidential said...

Well, that's a handsome man there!

Ming the Merciless said...

Very dashing indeed!