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Fast Food is my nemesis (but looks nice at night)

I hate fast food, which is probably why I eat it at least once a week.  I know that it is bad for me.  I know that my heart hates it.  I know that my liver hates it.  When I eat it I feel guilty and I don’t enjoy it.  I did, once upon a time, enjoy it.

I reveled in its grease and salt and sugary goodness when I was in high school.  It was a race at lunch to make it from my school to McDonald’s.  We’d make it to Rotten Ronnie’s and he’d be there, smiling that dastardly grin of his (secretly, he smiles at us when we eat his “food” because he’s psychotic and believes that, in his own way, he’s ridding the world of bad people who can’t help themselves).  Sick bugger.

On the way home from the 2010 prom for the grads from my school (I’m a teacher) I spotted the alluring lights of DQ, McDonald’s, and Tim Horton’s.  They all called to me with their sweet, syrupy voices and their late night illumination.  I fought them off, but took photographic evidence of their trickery.  A light at night helps guide you home, only they’re calling me to a high blood pressure, high cholesterol death and a home in the great beyond.

Click on the photo to see it in a better light.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f16; ISO 100; 13 second exposure; tripod mounted; remote fired.

Always know what’s being locked in, or out.

Recently I’ve become enamored of locks and chains.  Perhaps it’s the fifteen year old boy living inside my head who still loves firecrackers and matches and the painful comfort of bruises (yes, I poke my bruises, don’t you?) who wants to get past the lock and chain to find out what’s so valuable that it has to be chained in.

The lock and chain below belong to my kids’ school yard.  It is meant to keep vehicles, not people, out of the yard in which children play.  I get it.  Safety.  I don’t want to see some errant Mom, frustrated by the lateness of her children, accidentally hitting the gas instead of the brake and careening into a bunch of children playing tree tag.  Good lock.

The lock below, on the flipside, is on the same grounds as the lock above, but I’ve never once seen it locked.  It is a lock on a dumpster.  Presumably it is there to deter Dads from throwing away their McDonald’s garbage before their kids see it, and make the school pay for the disposal (uh, not that I’ve ever done that).

If I were you, I’d expect to see more lock photos in the coming weeks.  I seem to be on a bit of a kick here.

Pentax K20D; Tokina 28-70mm