Saturday, November 27, 2010

Some drivers are so ... pig-headed

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID:USA2010-Long Island-8645)


We were in a hurry, catching up with close friends for dinner in Long Island. It was late evening and the light was fading quickly. But after we'd parked and were on our way to the restaurant (Smokin Al's, a rib joint) I noticed this mural on a wall.

I didn't even need to tell Mrs Authorblog and the Authorbloglets that I was stopping to take the photo. They had seen the mural too - and turned around because they kinda KNEW what I was going to do next.

By the way, during the meal, one of our friends, whom we've known for many years, told me that she used to read my blog regularly and asked why I had suddenly shut it down. Now that I've resumed the blog, I'd better get in touch with her so that she resumes her reading habit ....

18 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Yes, it's good to see you back. How is the novel coming along?

Johnnny said...

As Francis Bacon might have once said:
I supposed there would be a perk,
For any car driven by some pork,
It would certainly have any pick,
Of any place they'd want to park.

Johnnny said...

Lake Viewer: It is indeed great to have McDavid back. I too was wondering how his book went. As Sir David will explain, it was published by Penguin in March 2010. The name of his second book is Muskoka Maharani, a wartime love story. Now we can read Muskoka Maharani, while listening to Musikoka and doing the Macarena.

Hilary said...

You always find the fun murals. And Smokin' Al's sounds like they'd have great ribs. I love Johnny's imagined Bacon poem. Sow funny... what a ham!

Daryl said...

And she can read while she eats!

Sandy said...

I'm so glad you're back!

Eddie Bluelights said...

They look as though they are telling a load of porkies.

TechnoBabe said...

I could say that about a lot of people, but you meant it in a nice way with humor. Ha. Such great murals in New York.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, LakeViewer - the novel was released in mid-March by Penguin. It's a wartime love story, called Muskoka Maharani.

david mcmahon said...

Johnny, great evocation of Sir Francis Bacon!

david mcmahon said...

Johnny - thank you for giving LakeViewer that information. Very kind of you. Much appreciated.

david mcmahon said...

Hilary - the Bacon poem is great, isn't it - wonderful effort by Johnny. So glad you liked the mural. And yes, the ribs were wonderful.

david mcmahon said...

Now THAT's an idea, Daryl!

david mcmahon said...

Sandy, that's so very kind of you. Thank you for your kind words.

david mcmahon said...

Sir Edward - you are absolutely right, but at least they're bringing home the bacon!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, TechnoBabe - yes, New York was such a visual experience. And meeting Daryl was a great bonus!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

You should get in touch!! That's a great poster.

CJ xx

Anonymous said...

Stumbled on your blog, again!

Hi David - thot you were lost. Can't believe you didn't do the West coast as well! Next time! We're still here...