Pages 50-51 in the PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT are “A record of missed photo opportunities”. I think that the actual intention is to write down missed opportunities, but I translated it to mean times when the only camera I had on me was my phone. Sometimes that resulted in serviceable pictures and sometimes in not so serviceable pictures. Here are the 4 pictures that will be physically adhered into the physical photo journal:
The first 2 pictures were taken at the Computer Mine. One of my favorite aspects of the day job is that our building sits next to a little forest. There is quite the collection of wildlife that comes to our backdoor.
The third picture is from the annual Youth Group Hay Rack Ride.
The final picture was taken at an Iowa State women’s basketball game where we lucked into second row seats.
Thought I would share a few cruddy cell phone pictures from my recent trip to Memphis with Russell and Jesse to watch Iowa State’s 21-20 beatdown of Memphis in the Liberty Bowl:
You know you’re in Memphis when you walk into a hotel lobby and there is a musician setting up shop.
Greetings from Memphis!
Delicious Chicken and Waffles #wafflelife
I want this Sam Cooke table.
The King’s Final Resting Place
In front of the gates at Graceland
First time in Mississippi.
Amazing Waffle House Experience. Waitress told us that she loved our “Northern Accents”. #wafflelife
We will be sending a very nice letter to Waffle House about this amazing waitress!
Back to Tennessee.
This many people gathered to watch ducks walk from an elevator to a fountain. To John Philip Sousa.
Some college football fanbases don’t have any problems filling a baseball stadium.
The Memphis Redbirds play in a beautiful stadium.
Post pep rally fireworks.
Cozy Corner is a big recommend. Their barbecue spaghetti, not so much.
Delicious, delicious ribs!
With the owner. Teenage Cyclone fan for the photobomb!
The National Civil Rights Museum located where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
Watched the Iowa State basketball debacle here. These musicians were solid, but made the night slightly uncomfortable.
More Beale Street.
Apparently Iowa State fans like their Busch Light.
Even More Beale Street.
Admittedly, not my best work. #wafflelife
Sea of Cardinal and Gold
Dig those sweet chrome helmets!
This flyover by a FedEx 747 was both slow and scary.
Weirdest halftime show ever? The Isley Brothers and other stuff.
Sing the alma mater!
Jumbotron? Try minitron.
I’ll be strolling into church some Sunday with this jacket.
21-20* Should’ve been 28-20, but refs aren’t perfect.
Leave these guys alone for a moment and they are staring at their phones.
There are plenty of real camera pictures that will be released eventually, but thought I’d get these out early. I didn’t take the real camera into the Liberty Bowl. A myriad of reasons, but in the end, you just need to know that it didn’t work out.
Memphis’ stadium is a little dumpy. It isn’t a complete dump, like where Kansas and Missouri play. But it isn’t nice like where Kansas State or Iowa or of course like Jack Trice.
I have to commend Russell. He survived almost 3 full days with me and Jesse. That isn’t an easy feat for most people. He is horrified that I photograph my food, but he is going to have to learn. That is how Bennetts roll. It is genetic. I swear it!
To surmise, it was a great trip that ended with a Cyclone victory! I’m already making plans for next year’s bowl game trip. Who wants in?