I resisted posting possible slogans for this store. Any suggestions?
The picture above is a perfect example of having the camera handy at all times.
Ben and I were on our way back from the in-laws’ house. He had napped there while I met with folks about our upcoming but still nascent Lone Star Shindig — the annual event for “Firefly” and Serenity fans to gather in Texas. This year, the Dallas/Forth Worth Firefly group is hosting, and I’m Public Relations/Editor/Photographer guy. We’re piggybacking off a more established convention featuring science fiction writers.
But I digress.
As Ben and I headed down the final, long stretch on the way home, the sign pictured caught my eye. I slowed immediately and changed lanes.
“What are you doing, Daddy?”
“Making a U-turn, son.”
As I snapped a few shots of the red letters, Ben chimed in again.
“Why are you taking a picture?”
I wanted to say, “It says, ‘a cock.’ That’s funny.”
Because I’m an adult and a father, but not a grown-up, I said, “I like that sign, so I’m taking a picture.”
Ben and I search under the oven for long-lost cars and other tiny toys.
Sure, we pulled out a few dust bunnies, but nothing we couldn’t handle. His reward for sticking with me for the duration? Twelve “new” toys. The flashlight, one of Shannon’s Christmas gifts from my parents, uses LED’s and is charged by its built-in hand crank. Thirty seconds of cranking powers it for two hours.
Why aren’t more things powered that way? Does the battery industry pay powerful lobbyists?