Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Traffic Jam and Chocolate

Ravenel Bridge Towers and Cables, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A question that I asked myself one day recently was... how should I pass the time while sitting in a rush hour traffic jam on the tall Ravenel Bridge?

Call my buddy Harry Sasquatch to ask him how his big hairy feet are surviving the snow?

(Eat a Winnie-the-Pooh shaped chocolate.)

 Recite Melville's
Moby Dick in its entirety from memory? "Call me Ishmael..." Ok, that's all I can remember... and traffic still isn't moving.

(Eat a Tigger shaped chocolate.)

Pull out my Stradivarius and play me some wicked Paganini riffs?

(Eat a Piglet shaped chocolate.)

Work out Einstein's mathematical formula for Energy... backwards, while patting my head with one hand and rubbing my stomach with the other?

(Eat an Eeyore shaped chocolate. Ugh, I ate too much. I feel sick.)

No, wait, I know, take a picture of the bridge with my trusty

Super Kinetic Hyper Reactor Hue Extractor!
Zippo Zappo Gong!
 (That's the sound of the shutter.)


  1. Great picture... .but I like the title and wish for chocolate during a traffic jam ! not too much because it is usually 1 to 1.5 hours of traffic jam ...

  2. HAHAHA. I love the way your mind works, Doug! :)

  3. i think i need one of those cameras...and a box of those chocolates.

  4. Gorgeous pic . . . chocolate always helps!

  5. the best way really to overcome the traffic jam :)

  6. It is only the chocolate I like.


  7. Tell me, D.
    You know why Tigger is always so dirty?

    ... Because he plays with Pooh! ;o)

    Sorry for this delay.
    I was in Belgium sampling the finest chocolates last week.
    Originally, I wanted to get enrolled in a chocolatier course.
    But after reading your entry today, I thought scatology would also make a good choice.

    By the way, did you know that it was the Brits who invented the "Meyers Scale"?
    Not the Belgians. ;o)

  8. nice shot and some sweet lines in this.

  9. happily, the chocolate binge hasn't diminished your photographic abilities, doug ;-))
    love the view up and forward and the powerful line elements here! modern architecture and technology do provide us with fascinating subjects - sometimes!
    (thanks once again for your encouraging comment today, doug - all i can do is return it sincerely!)

  10. I like your choice of frame. Beautiful details on this intensive blue sky

  11. You made me laugh!! And - what a wonderfully framed capture of the bridge!

  12. Zippo Zappo Gong, eh? I have got to get me one of those!


  13. What an excellent use of time! Great symmetry, perspective and lines Doug. As always, a thoroughly delightful post.

  14. I absolutely love this picture, so much that I've visited your blog twice today!

    Duncan In Kuantan

  15. I think the chocolates gave you the energy for such a good shot:)

  16. lol.. you sure know how to keep yourself busy in a traffic jam.. nice capture too!


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