Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jekyll Island sketches

Spent a lovely week with J on Jekyll Island. Along with some nice sketches, picked up some nice bits of conversation.

A child to his father: "I've been goood, daddy."

A boy on the beach: "It's a vertebrate! Can I take it home?"

J and I went on a turtle walk. The group we went on the guided tour with including many girl scouts. After the tour, we were walking back from the beach and hit soft sand which was very hard to walk in. The pavilion steps had a railing which we clung to, including one young girl scout who exclaimed, "I know I'm young, but I need the railing Good Lord!"

J and I were walking along the beach when a man passing by greeted us with a big friendly hello. We said hello back and had walked by him, but then he called back to us. He said, "Hey, I'm from Tuscaloosa and next time I see you I'll get you a better looking cap." I got the joke right away. I was wearing a University of Tennessee baseball cap and by saying he was from Tuscaloosa, he was indicating that he was a University of Alabama fan. One of Bama's biggest rivals is Tennessee. It was a delightful jab. I laughed and we slapped hands before going our separate ways.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

May and June Sketches

I did these sketches in May and June. For some reason, the best of that period were of men.

Some of them were done in Savannah, Georgia. While J and I were on Riverwalk, I overheard a woman start a conversation with a man in her group, "Hey, brother from another mother." I feel like this saying has been around for awhile, but I enjoyed hearing it anyway.

Also, while in Savannah, J and I went to dinner at Walls Barbeque. The place was small (six tables) but the food was excellent and we had a great time talking to our server. On a wall of the restaurant were various humorous bumper stickers and stuff like that, but my favorite was this hand written plaque, which read:

When I work
I work hard...

When I sit
I sits loose...

When I think
I falls asleep...