A little history: Alcy is a member of the Northwest Houston Photo Club. Her job allows her to be off during the week which is great for me since I frequently have photoshoots on the weekends. Now the strange part is that Alcy is as from Rhode Island and as you might guess, a liberal Democrat and as Northeastern Yankee as they come. The big mystery to me is why she has anything at all to do with a church mouse poor, dyed in the wool and very outspoken Conservative Republican from the cheapseats who hasn’t held an honest job in over seven years—oh, I forgot, and Redneck to the core and I own a gun which I sleep with. Especially since I had to listen to Rush Limbaugh on the way to Orange. Fortunately they had a sub for Michael Savage so I could forgo listening to Michael on the way back.
She is has recently switched from Canon to Nikon, although she is not fully in recovery since she still carries that %##@ Canon and switches back and forth. This may require a major intervention. She is also a flower photographer—and you know how I feel about flower photographers. My one commitment is to convince her to try something else—although she is always wanting to go to one botanical garden or another and for the life of me I don’t understand why but I tag along—and heaven forbid, I shoot flower pictures. However in Beaumont she did some remarkable abstracts, even some that I did not see. Now I couldn’t get her to try her hand at discarded clothing but she did point out a couple for me to shoot. I will say that she did shoot dead things at the beach a week or so ago and every once in a while she sneaks in a sidewalk crack or two, so I am seeing potential in the girl.
Okay, we have a great time together and I’m a darn funny person to be around so we’ll probably be making other photoshoots. I think I wrote about the two women at the cafe in Conroe that mentioned that it was really great to see an elderly married couple enjoying themselves so much. We explained that the reason we were enjoying ourselves so much was because we were not married.