V Is For…

It’s time to get that expired box of Alpha Bits down from off the top of the icebox, as The Nest is about ready to compose yet another shitty letter themed photo essay for our Photography A to Z challenge!  We’re up to V now, and we know you’ve been waiting ‘Til Tuesday to see Voices Carry.  OK, that wasn’t even clever wordplay… so with apologies to Bobby Vee, Christine McVie and even Maroon V, let’s just get on with those well worn rules of the challenge…

  • Only photos I took myself will be used.
  • All photos used will have been taken without any thought given to this challenge.

You could’ve had a V8, but instead you get these pictures…

My VIEW of yesterday’s big eclipse.  Yes, it’s that cat claw you see up in the sky.  No lens filters are necessary when Mother Nature’s providing plenty of her own sun-obscuring clouds.  I’ll post more of my eclipse pictures tomorrow…

Won’t you be Snuggle Bear’s VALENTINE?

While my parents’ truck was being repaired a few years ago, they got this VOLKSWAGEN as a rental VEHICLE.  And as you can see, someone promptly rear ended them…

The infamous statue of former St. Louis Zoo director George VIERHELLER.  Can you possibly see what is oh so wrong about this monstrosity?

VINYL SCRATCH!  I can’t thank Holly enough for sending her to me…

Good ol’ American VANDALISM.  There aren’t enough boat oars in the world to spank these kids as much as they need it…

The Progressive Insurance VAN at its namesake ballpark in Cleveland.

Speaking of stupid ballpark promotions… Kauffman Stadium’s long running gimmick sponsored by HyVee grocery stores where fans flash the VEE for a chance to be featured on the scoreboard as the “Winner” of the lamest contest in the world.  It’s no wonder I haven’t bothered to go to a ballgame yet this year…

VIOLENCE at a baseball game as a brawl breaks out….  OK, it was really just another sissy shoving and dick waving match between the Cardinals and Brewers in 2011.

Old school popcorn VENDOR at Target Field in Minnesota.

Remember to always wear your safety VEST everyone!

And if you made it through this post without getting sick….. well, I’m sorry.  I’m so very sorry.  But I have cats, so I have plenty of cat VOMIT, and it would follow I might have a picture of some.  This was an epic pile Ody left for me on the kitchen table when I returned from an Oklahoma VACATION.  Why do we love cats again?

Please check back in next Tuesday as we explore the only letter special enough to have multiple syllables…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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22 Responses to V Is For…

  1. like the statue…;O))))) I had an ole volkswagen once many moons ago… his name was purple snail… sadly no one rear ended me and I had to drive it for whole 2 years…sigh…

  2. draliman says:

    I pity Snuggle Bear’s Valentine. I think Vierheller was better off with his monkey Valentine.

  3. Another ‘victorious’ edition of alphabet photos. Very well done…well except for Ody’s contribution. Although On the table would be easier than on the new ivory wool carpet like Elsa did. Three times, recently. 🙄

    • Ick! My carpet’s already shot anyway, so I’d rather it be dumped there than on my bed, where both cats sometimes like to run when they feel the need to heave. Can’t they just bow down to the porcelain god like humans do!?!?

  4. “HIS THE BOMB” ?? Not that I don’t love graffiti, but does that mean something? I have one hilarious cat vomit story and one of these days, I’ll have to write it down. Not one of my shining moments, either.

    • I think the H and IS are separated because I always thought of it as “H is the bomb” (Or it could be Pisces is the Bomb, as someone else once pointed out). I have no idea what it means either, and probably don’t want to know…

      I doubt anyone would consider a cat puke story to be a shining moment, but tales of adversity usually make great blog fodder…

  5. What – no Vicks Vaporub? Seriously – that monkey photo is quite disturbing and since we’re ripping down statues all over the country WHY oh WHY is that one still standing??

    Pam

  6. ody N biskit !!!!! dood ody, awesum job buddy !!! total lee awesum; N sew iz dadz eclipse foto…
    🙂 ♥♥

  7. Merbear74 says:

    I was waiting patiently for Venereal disease…

  8. Trisha says:

    That second to the last line – “why do we love cats again?” I ask myself that often! Two piles of vomit waiting for me this morning, one in the doorway of my bedroom, probably deliberately put there as a booby trap. Oh well. At least it wasn’t the bed. Scooby seems to enjoy puking on my feet while I’m sleeping.

    I look forward to reading about your eclipse experience!

  9. Great V story. I prefer V8, too. That statue is hmmm weird…That cat vomit is quite big, all cat owners are used to have vomit, oh I have to tell you this, it was midsommer evening, I had a white table cloth on the table and a vase full of beautiful flowers, next morning I had a white table cloth with vomit on the floor and the vase. Flowers were all over under the table. Somekind of a midsummer party, I suppose. Sorry, I always talk too much. We didn´t see that eclipse on this side of the planet.

  10. Ladybuggz says:

    What is this about Vomit?? I think my dog heard about it this morning…told him to chew his food better!! lol..That is a disturbing statue, funny, but disturbing! Great V story, you are Vamazing!! 🙂

  11. Is it just me, or do the clouds in your eclipse picture look like they might be some sort of vampire bat type creature just waiting to swoop down on the unsuspecting? And the eclipse looks like someone accidentally scratched the negative…

    Yeah, I’m weird. (I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t.)

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