Monday, November 23, 2009

Where The Hell Is My Camera!

There is nothing like tying up the garbage, puttering outside in your pajamas on the way to the garbage bin at the curb and then witnessing a ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT!!!

No camera, no nothing, just this stunned momma with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, looking like Hell, jaw hanging open while a jogger all dressed in silvery white sprints down the street towards her house carrying the OLYMPIC TORCH!!

For f@#$ sake!  It wasn't even 8:15 in the morning! Yes, I know the Olympics are being held in Western Canada and this torch is making its way across the county, Yes, I knew the torch was in town but any reasonable person would have expected that torch to be taking the main street out of town, not via our out-of-the-way road along the harbor and not at this hour in the morning! Of all the times to be caught in my pj's and especially without a camera!

I didn't really care that I looked like a train wreck, that's kinda the look I go for these days but there was no way I was going to be able to run into the house, grab my camera, get the thing fired up and take a photo before that torch was out of sight. Maybe if buddy had been walking but these guys are moving!

Okay, I admit it. I let out a shriek, threw the trash bag into the air, went flying into the house at full speed while nearly ripping the back door off its hinges, grabbed my camera and whipped back the curtains to at least try to get a shot out the window. I Managed to snap two pictures before that torch was past my neighbor's house and out of sight.  Don't you just love that automatic focus! Look at how the outside screen on my window is was what my camera  thought I wanted photographed instead of the torch going past!

If you look closely though, you will see just the smallest blurry hint of yellow glowing near the center of the first photo at the end of my neighbor's driveway. He was almost in front of my neighbors front porch in the second photo, just the slightest glow past the big tree. I bet these are the two worst photos ever taken of that torch!








Thought you guys would get a laugh out of my poor, pathetic attempt.  Sorry guys, I guess if I spent less time on the computer and more time keeping up with the local news, I'd have been at the ready when that little gem of a torch went sailing by! Who knows, I might have even gotten dressed and combed my hair!

55 comments:

Jacki said...

You mean you don't always take the camera with you when you take out the trash? lol

That's awesome that you got to see it, I hope I do too!

Carol said...

Too Funny! Blogland is sooo addicting. My home page used to be Foxnews, now it's my blog. Pathetic.
Ward & Dork are getting tired of me opening every conversation with "I just read this one blog..."

Noelle said...

i guess it wouldn't have been appropriate to whistle and yell, "hey, come back here!" dang! i hate a photo op missed!

Erin said...

Blogland is definitely addictive and I confess I've fallen behind on my cutrent events a bit. LOL!

mama-face said...

I have to tell you that my first thought was that you threw away your camera. Second thought, that you saw your neighbor in their underwear. These only happen to me?-well the underwear part anyway. :)

And I am trying to figure out which type of camera requires firing up!!! :0

Just kidding, that is really coolto have seen the Olympic Torch; whether you were able to take a good picture or not. The shots you have look very artsy; maybe just say that you were going for the blurry Monet watercolor look.
:)

mama-face said...

I have to tell you that my first thought was that you threw away your camera. Second thought, that you saw your neighbor in their underwear. These only happen to me?-well the underwear part anyway. :)

And I am trying to figure out which type of camera requires firing up!!! :0

Just kidding, that is really coolto have seen the Olympic Torch; whether you were able to take a good picture or not. The shots you have look very artsy; maybe just say that you were going for the blurry Monet watercolor look.
:)

glitterbygrammie said...

What is up with that. Don't you kow that camera should never leave you side. Don't you have a camera sling to carry that camera around your waist? To funny, thanks for the laugh this morning.

The Mommyologist said...

This is hilarious! I probably would've done the same thing...and I definitely wouldn't have bothered to get dressed!

Anita said...

I had a similar experience, except mine was planned. The husband, kids and I drove to the location of the Olympic torch route. We stood there excited with a large crowd of people lining the street. "Here he comes!" My camera is in position, eyes following the runner. I attempt to take the shot...low battery, camera hesitates, resulting in a blurred shot of the runner's back, in the distance.
Everyone else is having fun watching every detail and I'm dealing with a faulty camera.
Still, a once in a lifetime event - good for you and good for me!

Lissaloo said...

That is too funny, at least you have A picture and the memory AND an Awesome story! :)

yonca said...

That is too funny! Thanks for the laugh! I have a parent-teacher meeting today. Your post made me feel relax before leaving:)hehe..

blueviolet said...

You gave it your all! I do hate that with the screens. It ruins everything! But, I did see the torch! :)

Ina in Alaska said...

I award you the Gold for trying!

ModernMom said...

LOL A moment you will NEVER forget!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Awww I loved this post. LOL Its things like this that make us remember we are human or insane.. Don't remember which lol.

Martha in PA said...

There are moments in our life that we just need to remember without the photo! Frustrating when it happens though! It is awesome that it "ran" right by your house!!!!

Jessica said...

Awww, don't you just hate it when the camera is so far away. But at least you got to see it. I tried a similar picture once out the window with my camera and got exactly what you got, nothing but screen.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

that is incredible ! wow! even if no picture you can always say you saw the olympic torch live and in person!

Frau said...

I'm sure that was quite a sight...the torch well and you!

Tamara said...

OMG no way!!!! Guess you should be taking the camera with you when you take the garbage out, shame on you! hahahahaha But seriously, how cool was that!?!

LPC said...

Ahahahahaha. Now that is the kind of life and photos I recognize...

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

That is so exciting!!!!! I would have screamed too. Love the photo attempts and you really can just see it. Thanks for sharing. I love the Olympics and this got me all excited about them.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

LMAO! So if you squint in just the right head tilted way, you can sorta make out a tiny flame...

staceyjwarner said...

Wow, so cool...I love stuff like that.

much love

Kristin said...

No way. That's crazy! I never have my camera at the right time either. Like the time I saw a bunch of bikers in drag in the lobby of a hotel. Ah ha

Bev G said...

Oh very nice - thought you might want to send that one into Live at 5!

Natalie said...

Hilarious! He,he,he,.

Matty said...

Only a tried and true blogger would head for the camera. If I were you, I might have jumped in the car and went after them for a better picture.

Respectfully Yours said...

I am very impressed you got any picture. God speed!

Was there a crowd of people around the runner? I am curious.

Ah, good old Canada.

Proud to be Me-a wife, a mom, a student said...

I was commanded by the Hot Flash Queen to come and follow your blog and I am sooooo glad I did! Toooo funny!

Holly said...

How cool is that! My parents have seen the torch before (when the Olympics were in L.A.), but never me...

Holly

PS-something for you at my blog...I see you already have one, but it is the thought that counts, right?

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Aw, too funny!
That blurry picture will make a great memory, along with a story to tell one day.

Mammatalk said...

Really, really cool! What a moment.

gayle said...

Just read your post to my husband and we laughed and laughed. Sorry you didn't get a better picture!! I know what you mean about keeping up with the news...I haven't lately.

KaLynn said...

OH man oh man!! How totally cool!!! There is a setting on the camera that will actually focus PAST the screen. I found it going down the road, trying to get THE road not the bug splattered windshield!!

This is sooo cool!! Lucky you! I'm happy for you!!

Janie B said...

My camera is never where it ought to be either. Sorry you missed the shot, but so glad you witnessed the history. Very cool.

Nicci said...

Wow, what a cool moment. How exciting!

Connie K said...

Oh my you are just a hoot !! But how cool is that, The torch coming by wow !! Just google the image (lol) XOXO Oh ya there is a little something over at my place for you :)

Corrie Howe said...

Aw. But the fact that you saw it is the most important thing. You'll have that memory for life.

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

How very very cool that you got to see the torch!!!! A once in a lifetime thing (the picture made me laugh though.)

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

What an awesome, once in a lifetime event. That is so cool.

Too Many Hats said...

You know this means you will have to wear your camera around your neck at all times, just in case. What a cool sight to see though.

Dreamfarm Girl said...

Oh the things that being a blogger will lead you to photograph...Not that you wouldn't want one anyway of the torch bearer, but a faint flash of yellow through the in-focus window screen? Now that was hilarious! And so totally worth it.

Heather said...

I am so addicted, I haven't seen the news in a long while. Like Carol said..I think hubby is getting tired of me talking about all the blogs I read.

Those pics look like most of mine.

I would have used that high speed running to go after them, yes in my PJ's! LOL

honeypiehorse said...

Yeah, sure the Olympic torch ran by. I believe you.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Sounds just like something that would happen to me. Way to go, though, in your ATTEMPT to snare a once-in-a-lifetime picture!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Now, why didnt you have your camera with you when you take the trash out-I always do! lol

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Now, why didnt you have your camera with you when you take the trash out-I always do! lol

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Now, why didnt you have your camera with you when you take the trash out-I always do! lol

Pink Haired Momma said...

ok we need to sew you a little camera pocket into your jammies!!!


The torch came throug hmy little itty bity home town when i was in highschool. i have no pics of it. but it was awesome to witness.

How neat that the olympic torch ran by your house!!!

Buckeroomama said...

At least you got to see the Olympic torch --live! Too bad that you didn't have your camera, but hey, through the screen is still better than nothing! :)

kys said...

That's so cool that you got to see it live! You could have asked the dude to slow down and walk while you got the camera......,

Arizona Mamma said...

Loving your blog. Hilarious!

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Melinda Arnold said...

lol I almost missed our torch too! Luckily it stopped at city hall otherwise I would have missed it.