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.