Speaking of cheesy pictures…

And by cheesy, I mean Mac and Cheesy…

Sara and me, Faneuil Hall

I didn’t think anyone needed proof of just how much I love corny photo opportunities, but I thought I’d take this chance to share some of the “biggest” ways I’ve found to raise the cheese factor.  Sometimes in comes in the form of a giant nut, sometimes it looks like Katie’s favorite dinner.  And sometimes, it looks a heck of a lot more comfortable than my desk at the office.

On the greenway

I love running across random stuff like this in my everyday life.  Only the world’s largest hammock (true story) was intentional, the others just happened to be there.  This is what I love about living in a city like Boston.*  You never know when you’re going to run into something awesome that makes your day.

With Phoebe, City Hall

*The beer selection ain’t bad either.

Bonus: check out me and a huge native american statue on my November road trip.  How cool?

Also, ask sometime to see the pictures we took with giant Amish statues on our roadtrip to Hershey one summer.  They were BC (before this computer) but they really are a treasure.  Or something.

Come together… for cheesy pictures

I love being a tourist.  Posing for silly pictures, stopping to read every little historic plaque, eating vaguely exotic food (within my personal limits on strange meat…), and generally soaking in every little cheesy touristy thing wherever I visit.  To me, this silliness is one of the best parts of travel in my twenties (and hopefully beyond!).

That’s why I am in love with this live video feed from Abbey Road. This is where the Beatles shot the cover of their album of the same name back in 1969.  Now, you can watch silly people risk their lives for a good photo op 24/7, all the way from the comfort of your laptop!  While I’m sure the traffic was not a consideration for the Beatles (they were the Beatles, for god’s sake!), this is now a major roadway so people are constantly running into traffic, trying to make cars and trucks slow down with sheer willpower, and gleefully risking their lives for one shot of themselves on that crosswalk.

I’m not going to lie – I want a picture like that one of these days.  Also, one of me at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Fun fact: crosswalks, called “zebra crossings” in England, are one of the few times the Brits use the letter Z in everyday language.  In general, Z is replaced with Z whenever possible.  Realize = realise, publicize = publicise, etc.  As someone proud of the two Zs in my last name, I am glad that the zebra crossing (pronounced like it rhymes with “Debra”), maintains its Z allegiance.

[Link and photo courtesy of PassiveAggressiveNotes.com, one of my other favorite websites.]

Awesome people hanging out together

After a great weekend of fun times with my friends, I stumbled across this awesome blog.  Even though these people were all already famous when they met (Mr. T with Nancy Reagan on his lap?  Paul Newman and Robert Redford playing ping pong?) it makes me wonder what people will say of the pictures I’ve taken over the years.  Will they say “Wow, who knew that the future President and the latest Grammy winner were at the same Oscar party in 2011?  Did you know that the gal who won the Nobel prize in literature went on a road trip with that all-star chef back in the day?”

So, when I try to take your picture, even when you’re washing dishes, take a cue from Michael and Paul and smile!