:: last night ::

The moon was full and bright last night. Two of my roommates called me within an hour to say I needed to go take pictures of it. So I did.

I didn't know how far I'd need to drive before I'd have a good view, but I saw it just above the mountains, just a few blocks from my house. I stopped and took a few pictures, then drove a little further.

I was just looking at it, thinking about being little, about when Dad would get out the telescope, when a car slowed down, stopped in front of me, and rolled down its window so the driver could ruin my peace.

"What are you doing?"
"I'm taking pictures of the moon. Did you see it?"
"I saw you. You were taking pictures of houses."
"No, the moon." I started to turn my camera so I could show him-
"I'm going to call the Sheriff!" Angry.
"Umm... ok." I didn't know what else to say. He drove away.

Sometimes, I hate America. Like right then.

So I drove to Jamul. I think they still let you take pictures of the moon in Jamul.


Blogger gailbones said...


10:50 PM  
Blogger Analyst Catalyst said...

That's rough, but then, you do really look like a robber, what with the tiny black mask, curly-at-the-ends mustache, and the sacks you carry that have dollar signs on them.

4:57 PM  
Blogger :: mandy :: said...

True, I am a prime candidate for theft-accusal. I need to ditch the mask.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Britt said...


if you were parked in front of my house taking pictures of the moon i would call the sheriff. :)

ya, for jamul.

3:07 PM  
Blogger thesmallblondeone said...

1) I'm pretty sure it's not illegal to take pictures of houses. I mean, yeah, you don't walk around and stand on people's yards and take pictures of their houses, but I don't think admiring a nice house and snapping a picture of it is against the law.
2) I hope that guy did call the sherriff, and I hope the sherriff called him an idiot. I really do.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

I agree with both AC and the small blonde one. Gervs, just so you know, you can always take pictures of my houses and my moon. In fact, I think I'll buy a house just so you can take pictures of it. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

1:02 PM  

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