Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A deviled-egg-carrier run, on the 15 bus

November 20, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, after I had enjoyed a lecture at the Architectural Heritage Center, I took the 15 bus to Mall 205 to Bed, Bath and Beyond where I planned to buy a deviled egg carrier so that I would have plenty of capacity for Thanksgiving dinner at Kailey's folks. I took this photo just as the bus climbed the eastbound approach of the Morrison Bridge, right where it crosses over SW Naito Parkway. Needless to say, those vivid leaves you see there as you look south have long fallen to the street, sidewalk, and grass in Tom McCall Waterfront Park where they've turned brown. Thank goodness for the camera's ability to capture such beauty so that it can be viewed again and again.

About the Hotel Fifty that you see on the right.

The deviled eggs were a big hit. The new carrier is on the right. You can see from the size of the one of the left--minus its lid so you can see the deviled eggs--that I really needed to get the new one to increase my capacity for carrying deviled eggs to get-togethers.

Here's the funny story that goes with the deviled-egg-carrier run: As the 15 bus neared the Mall 205, I asked the driver where I should get off to go to the store. "I'm looking for a deviled egg carrier," I went on, not being able to keep my mouth shut about my mission. Never missing a beat or taking his eye off the road, he said, "I know right where one is." "You do!" I exclaimed. "Right here," he quipped patting his stomach! I laughed and laughed--he joined in and then pulled to a stop so that I could get off and go on the rest my way. Later on I had to call our friends Milton and Kay--they love deviled eggs and humor. I got to laugh and laugh some more!


Hannah-Riley said...

I love your picture of the trees, and how you captured their leaves on film. I remember one day going downtown to give a tour at PCPA, and the leaves on the trees were so pretty, in their fall color. I wished I'd had a camera. I mentioned how the leaves changed to such a pretty color to this guy on the tour, and he said "They're trees." How can you be that unromantic about life? And then they cut them down not long after, because their roots were causing damage.

You found quite a pretty deviled egg carrier! I've been thinking of deviled eggs a lot, and where I might find one of those carriers. We didn't have any at Thanksgiving and we usually do. So I thought maybe I need to make them myself and put them in one of those new carriers.

Jack said...

A deviled-egg-carrier? I wonder how many you have to make to corner the market in deviled-egg-carriers. Cute story.

Birdman said...

Deviled eggs... love 'em. It's nice, amid all the snow, to take a colorful look back.

Jacob said...

Oh, you devil, you!

Funny post! And yes, you're right about your trees and how photography gives us the ability to capture our impression of a moment in time which will never, ever be repeated.

That's the glory of it!

Happy New Year!

lizziviggi said...

I love that first shot-- it's so nice on the eyes to see some color again with all this winter grey everywhere. I just recently started taking the bus for the first time in years, and realized how nicely it accommodates shooting photos. I can get lots of shots I never would if I were driving. One of the many pluses of public transportation!

WendyB said...

I loooooooooooove deviled eggs. I could easily eat that whole batch.

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MMMM!!! Love the new header with the updated sign :) Gorgeous!!! Happy New Year to you and yours! I hope your 2011 is equally as creative as this year has been!

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