Wednesday, April 4, 2007

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie

If you’d have told me back in high school that one of the best dates I’d ever go on would involve a protractor and the actual exercise of measuring out precise angles, I’d have peered at you from underneath my near unibrow, rolled my eyes at you (which you might have missed…my eyebrows were that unruly), and then said something classically indecipherable in a way that was, like, sooo totally pubescent. Something along the lines of: “Pffft.” This is Teenagerspeak for: “Not only are you out of your friggin’ mind, but you’ve probably never heard of Color Me Badd, both of which mean you have no idea what cool is. Take your protractor and shove it.”

And yet. This is exactly true. The Brit, in a way that is so endearingly engineering-y, gathered a moon chart, a protractor, and a google map of the city of SF and figured out the exact path that the full moon would take when it rose the other night. This explains the sunset drive over the Golden Gate Bridge…the ascent through the gorgeous hills of the Marin Headlands nestled just behind the bridge…the staking out of The Perfect Spot to set up the camera and tripod…the waiting, waiting, waiting for twilight…the last minute scramble a little further up the hill to reposition the camera (our math had been a little off) …and last but not least…

This…
Suck on THAT, teenage version of me! (And for the record, you really should have done something about those brows back then.) Who’s cool now, eh? (Hint: It's NOT Color Me Badd)

*Many thanks to The Brit for letting me display his lovely pictures!

12 comments:

Betty said...

Color me Badd!

Oh the memories.

Tick tock you don't stop.

Nicole said...

found my way here through waspgoddess.
those pictures are amazing and the teenage version of yourself would be drooling.
and who could forget the colorful color me badd? yikes!

La Cubana Gringa said...

betty - I'm honored to have someone with knockers as fabulous as yours come by my blog! [I genuflect.]

(And yes...the CMB lyrics are classic. The only thing better?? The dance moves!)

nicole - Hi! The Brit will be happy to receive the compliment! (They're his pics.) And I daresay NO ONE could forger CMB. (Anyone who has would frankly not be a friend of mine.) Thanks for stopping by!

edvard moonke said...

I am looking at those pictures totally agog... just WOW. :-)

Jay said...

That's oddly romantic.

Mr Angry said...

I had my first ever experience of a digital camera at that bridge. A friend took a photo for a Japanese couple with the bridge in the background whilst I danced like a moron behind them, thinking they would not see the result until they returned home.

My mate pissed himself when he handed them back their camera.

As for the looks they gave me...

Equine Pimp said...

Just visiting following Betty's comment over at Angry's place.

They are fine indeed

Equine Pimp said...

Oh, and nice pictures

Catherine said...

Breath. Taken. Away.

La Cubana Gringa said...

edvard - I can feel The Brit beaming with pride right now! Glad you like em.

jay - That's amore!

mr. angry - THE Mr. Angry??? (It's not often I genuflect twice in one day but here I go.) I'm honored to have you come by...even if it is just for the tits.

equine pimp - Hi! I had no idea they'd get such attention! (It's high time they do, though, because it's usually my ass that gets it all!) Wait. We're still talking about pictures here, right?

catherine - Yeah...my boy's pretty good with a camera. (And, incidentally, with a protractor!) I'll have to put more of his stuff up.

mamacusa said...

Awesome pictures Babe!!! The Brit knows how to use his camera. San Francisco is just gorgeous... I miss CA.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Beautiful shots!! I spend a lot of time looking for new places from which to photograph the GG Bridge, but I've never gotten any as perfect as those.