I’m a dangerous man; I live under an alias. Or, technically, I live under a misspelling that the DMV inserted into my middle name when I got a California driver’s license back in ’93. Did you ever check your license to see if your name was spelled right? Well, were I to have a police record, mine would have an AKA on it! That’s right, I’m officially one of those rugged, sexy bad boys now!
Fortunately, I’m dating a dangerous woman. The AIG once had a passport with her birthdate printed wrong on it — she was listed as 6 months older than she actually was. Rebel that she is, the AIG used this passport to… get a real job when she was only 15 1/2. Now that’s pushing the envelope.
We discovered all this when I was reporting a small theft at the local police station. Some might say that the real evidence that I’m a dark and brooding miscreant is that I’ve been to the station enough that I know the way there by heart. To all those people, I say: watch out! I might just be bringing my kind of bad to your side of town!
Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Joyous Kwanzaa. Whatever your holiday, we at Juniorbird.com want to share it with you. That’s why this year, for the first time, I’m proud, very proud, to announce the official Juniorbird.com t-shirts. These beautiful shirts let you take all of the fun of Juniorbird.com with you, wherever you go. So, please, invite us into your homes this holiday season, and share us with your family.
All of the Juniorbird.com shirts are available on fine American Apparel-style soft, fitted tees that will actually look good on you. And they come with the signature mildly-snarky content that you expect from Juniorbird.com. Without further ado, let me introduce:
This is the tee for people who, like me, enjoy “eating right”:http://dineandsimplify.com. Let everybody know; there’s little better than a good meal!
Do you write? Probably, since I know you. Do you have a lot to say? Almost certainly, if I know you. It’s not always a sin; say what you’ve got to say!
Everything looks better through a viewfinder! While this shirt doesn’t meet the requirements to be a legal waiver of subjects’ rights, it should.
It’s the time of the year to buy stuff; get yours now! Actually, you really should move fast because the “folks who produce my shirts”:http://skreened.com/ tend to ship via aged donkey, so no last-minute orders. Get on this now, you hear?
When my “camera got stolen”:http://juniorbird.com/archive/003263.html, I also lost the camera bag that went with it. Not so serious, since said bag was actually too small; I used it for the occasional gad about town, but, in general, I kept my body and lenses in padded containers in my backpack when out shooting. My replacement camera came with a replacement holster-style camera bag, which was good enough for the Canon with the smaller lens attached, but too small for my 300mm zoom. Hey, it’s Christmas, maybe I should ask for a camera bag that fits the zoom? I mean, I do have a dream camera bag…
Of course, it’s one of those impossible dreams. See, when I’m traveling, I carry my camera around all day, and then come home to my laptop to edit what I shot. Now, for travel purposes, I’d like to have a single bag that carries camera, laptop, and a bit of day pack-y stuff. Simple, right? If perhaps a bit big. But here’s the problem: I really covet a sling bag. I hate putting everything on the ground and digging through the backpack I currently carry every time I want to change lenses. To be honest, it’s annoying and slow enough that I pass up some shots just because I don’t have an appropriate lens on. So I think a sling bag would be a great thing to have.
And it would be, if only sling bags came with laptop compartments! The laptop is probably too big to practically fit in a sling bag, though. So how else can I get convenient camera access and laptop carriage? I’m hesitant to carry my laptop separately because, let’s face it, we’ve all seen what “our fellow fliers”:http://juniorbird.com/archive/001645.html do to get their bags in the overhead bins; I don’t want my laptop sharing the same space as those hammered-in oversized bags! But I might have to accept that to get the photo bag I want.
So, what’s the good compromise here? Or is there the perfect product for me out there?
fn1. You know, maps, guidebooks, Clif bars, water, rain shell, English-Hungarian dictionary, etc.
fn2. I don’t think messenger bags will do it, because I am often on my feet all day long when traveling, and need something with out all of the ergonomic challenges messenger bags offer.