Challenge Accepted.

If there’s one thing I enjoy it’s a challenge, unless it’s a really difficult or even impossible challenge. Basically what I’m saying is I enjoy a really easy challenge like, say, a crossword puzzle where I can figure out at least half the answers and even if I can’t it doesn’t matter because I’m going to leave it on the bus anyway, but the challenge of defusing a nuclear bomb set to go off in three minutes right in the middle of a crowded circus is not exactly my thing although, now that I think about it, the hardest part would be saying to the crowd, “Well, we’re all gonna die,” and unlike most people I actually enjoy public speaking.

What I’m getting at is that I was challenged by Tom of Tom Being Tom to share seven black and white photos over seven days and I gladly accept. Tom is a fun and interesting guy known for his blog, his devotion to his wife, the Rams, and his dogs, and for being made up of two ounces dry gin, two ounces lemon juice, and one teaspoon sugar, all topped up with soda water and served with a slice of lemon and a cherry, but that’s another story.

This is a challenge going around and there are some really great people who are already taking part (visit some of them here, here, and here). The one part of the challenge I have to demur on is challenging others to share their own photos. I hate putting people on the spot but if you’d like to be challenged say so in a comment and we’ll make it official with a virtual spit and handshake, or just a polite wave if you’re uncomfortable with electronic bodily fluids.

Here’s my first official entry, dedicated to Tom, and called Ale Be Seeing You.

13 Comments

  1. Tom

    I’ve died and gone to heaven, which looks a lot like a 1940s movie image of the cold compartment at my local 7-11. While we’re on the subject, which is a terrible segue but here we are, my wife’s new favorite beer is Michelob Ultra (the first beer I noticed in your pic). She was drinking Coors Light with me for a while, until my buddy left his Keystone Light in my fridge and she tried one. That become her go-to light beer until we came back from Reno with someone else’s leftover Michelob Ultras and she tried one. Which is a long way to say my wife is fickle and I kind of hope nobody leaves a new fella at my house because that could be bad. 😉

    Great first day, and brilliant first choice, Chris. Thanks for taking the baton!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      With all the great microbrews out there now your wife is drinking Michelob Ultra? Okay, whatever you like is what you like, but I believe your wife may only be fickle about beer. Hey, the beer I drink varies from week to week–I’m about as fickle as you can get–and my wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary last month.
      So anyway I hope you like the next six pictures I have planned. I can’t wait to see what they are myself.

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      1. Tom

        Well, I’ll be … Happy Anniversary to you and yours!

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  2. Grace

    I’m glad to see you accepted the challenge and I hope you find it as fun as I did!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’ve only just started and it’s so much fun already. Your pics were so great I hope I can come up with some like those.

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  3. mydangblog

    I love your first photo, and I can see that Tom does as well! I’m also participating in the challenge but I’m doing 7 weeks instead of 7 days, since I’m pretty hardcore about only posting once a week. Still, it’s a lot of fun!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I appreciate that you’re sticking with only posting once a week–that’s why I didn’t challenge anyone else because I didn’t want to pressure anyone into changing their own blog if they didn’t want to. It really is a lot of fun though. I’ve got several pictures lined up already.

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  4. flowerinignk

    Yay!!!!! So glad you decided to participate!!!!! Love this pic!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Thank you so much! And big thanks to Tom. I really enjoyed your pics and I hope mine are pretty good too.

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  5. Jay

    Oooh we’re in for a treat now!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’ll try not to disappoint.

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  6. Ann Koplow

    If there’s one thing I enjoy, Chris, it’s your blog.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      And if there’s one thing I enjoy it’s your comments. They always make facing the challenges easier.

      Reply

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