Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood

13 Mar

I don’t have an iPhone, an Android, or a smartphone that collects something called Apps. I’ve got, according to others, an old-school phone. Circa 2009. No touch screen, just a screen. It’s an LG phone that is partly made of “post-consumer recycled plastics.” I was trying to be Eco-friendly. You know, care about the environment and even though it’s all beat up and hanging on for dear life the camera still works.

So I present a small glimpse of my neighborhood via phoneography.

 

This is what I see in a typical morning or afternoon, but it's often accompanied by people walking their dogs some of course without the much needed plastic bag. They think just because their dog is small the poop is invisible ... but you better believe that it still exists and it still smells when it gets on your shoe.

This is what I see in a typical morning or afternoon, but it’s often accompanied by people walking their dogs some of course without the much-needed plastic bag. They think just because their dog is small the poop is invisible … but you better believe that it still exists and it still smells when it gets on your shoe.

 

My neighborhood market, which sadly has a small parking lot and is usually crowded any time of day.

My neighborhood market, which sadly has a small parking lot and is usually crowded any time of day.

 

This is the park where I hang out with my kids, and where the Mommy & Me Mafia try to give me the stink eye.

This is the park where I hang out with my kids, and where the Mommy & Me Mafia try to give me the stink eye.

 

My local Regal Beagle. This is where I usually want to go after an encounter with the Mommy & Me Mafia, but they frown on bringing preschoolers and toddlers.

My local Regal Beagle. This is where I usually want to go after an encounter with the Mommy & Me Mafia, but they frown on bringing preschoolers and toddlers. At least the sun is shining during winter.

 

But I usually end up at my neighborhood hole-in-the-wall Thai place where pad thai and prad prik king are my usual choices.

So I usually end up at my neighborhood hole-in-the-wall Thai place where pad thai and pad prik king are my usual choices.

 

Then I drop by my usual Lottery buying place where I hope last week's ticket brings me some awesomeness. It hasn't happened yet.

Then I drop by my usual Lottery buying place where I hope last week’s ticket brings me some awesomeness. I’m still waiting on that one.

 

Once I see the Actor's Studio with the people talking to themselves, making dramatic gestures with their hands and pacing back and forth I know I'm only a few minutes away.

Once I see the Actor’s Studio where people are outside talking to themselves, making dramatic gestures with their hands, and pacing back and forth on the street, I know I’m only a few minutes away.

 

 

 

Phoneography Challenge courtesy of The Daily Post.

 

16 Responses to “Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood”

  1. bgddyjim March 14, 2013 at 12:27 AM #

    Loved this post.

    • The Guat March 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM #

      Thanks … hoping you’d enjoy hanging out in my hood. :) Would have liked to include some night shots, but my sad phone isn’t good with night shots.

  2. 76sanfermo March 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM #

    Me too!

  3. TBM March 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM #

    I’m a dog owner and I pick up after my dag each and every time. And some days, he goes a lot! Oh boy do I hate when others, and there are plenty of those jerks in my hood, don’t pick up after their dog. Do they think we love stepping in poop. Drives me batty!

    • The Guat March 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM #

      Dude it totally drives me up the wall. My shoes don’t like dog poop on them at all … regardless of size.

  4. scsurfbutler March 14, 2013 at 12:58 PM #

    Love your neighborhood post! thanks for checking out my website! I will be coming back for sure!

    • The Guat March 15, 2013 at 11:16 AM #

      Thanks, thought I would give people a glimpse. Although I wish I had a backyard like yours. I usually have to take a 30 minute drive on the freeway to get to the beach. But it’s all good … at least I have a beach to go to, right? :)

      • scsurfbutler March 15, 2013 at 3:07 PM #

        That’s right! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Maggie O'C March 14, 2013 at 3:02 PM #

    What is it with the whole “oh no you’re not allowed to bring pre-schoolers into bars!” thing? That’s why I always had to drink at home alone, my kids could never handle their liquor.

    • The Guat March 15, 2013 at 11:14 AM #

      Yeah I don’t know some people are real sticklers for policy. Go figure :)

  6. Hopeje March 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM #

    Nice

  7. Hopeje March 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM #

    Love the Eco friendly phone comment

  8. Island Traveler March 18, 2013 at 3:04 PM #

    Beautiful, serene, lots of places to find adventure. Have a great day.

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