This is what Jill and I were doing in the late winter of 1994, when we were supposed to be reading Lord Jim for the first time. We thought it was fantastic fun to sort of roam around and take pictures of ourselves doing things right next to signs telling us not to do those things. And then getting the hell out of there before we got caught. If there had been a sign somewhere in San Francisco that said PLEASE DON’T READ LORD JIM CAREFULLY FROM COVER TO COVER, we would totally have read it. But there wasn’t – so we didn’t.
My favorite thing about this picture is how obvious it is that we were way too chickenshit to ever climb that wall. You can almost see the little thought bubbles saying “let’s just sort of hold on to the top and jump and kind of hover there long enough to take the picture. It’ll look like we really climbed the wall, right?”
Happy Thursday, everyone!
Special thanks to our friend Michelle for going with us on this particular adventure to take this picture for us. 🙂
Jill – there is also a picture from that same day of you and Michelle getting all excited over the Cliff’s Notes of Crime and Punishment. Thought I would hold off on posting that one until we reach that stage of the AP challenge!
There’s also one of me with one of John Grisham’s books making some awful face at his picture. Please let’s not put that one on the internets. But the crime and punishment one is fine.
That’s fine. There are some of me I wouldn’t want available for public view as well. And there is a random picture of some strangers in a fish market too. Remember the antique concept of “using up a roll of film” because we were in a hurry to “get it developed”? God, that was a long time ago.