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!