What’s wrong with this picture?

imageSo this afternoon, my friend Jack sent a photo he took of me on Saturday at the Dunes City Triathlon. Was I competing? Hahahaha! Anyway, I was there to shoot for the newspaper and help EMTs should someone become exhausted or injured, not counting myself. Looking at my ensemble of camera gear, fire department shirt and OSAA media pass, is it just me or do I look like someone suffering from multiple personality disorder? I mean, what if the Port-O-Potty suddenly burst into flames (it could happen), causing a cyclist to have a heart attack and ride into a flock of endangered geese, requiring photos for what could be the biggest breaking news story since last year’s visit from the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile? Do I give CPR? Pull a charged line? Take photos? Use the opportunity to acquire a new high performance bicycle of my own?

I may need to consider simplifying my life…

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

68 thoughts on “What’s wrong with this picture?”

  1. Ned,

    Your hero instincts would kick in. You would know what to do. I could type all night, and still not convince you, but a picture is worth a thousand words. There is nothing wrong with this picture, but i want you to see it this way

  2. My only concern is that the lanyard with your media pass is the breakaway kind. I’m thinking you’ve got stuff around your neck and on your shoulders, probably a seat belt figures into the equation…too many straps and belts could be a disaster of epic proportion. At least you’re not wearing a tie.

  3. What I want to know is why is everyone else walking around with an open laptop? Did they replace one of the triathlon events with the 100-character tweet?

                1. Lol! Funny stuff, my friend πŸ™‚ Thanks for anteing up! On a completely different note, judging from your blog, it looks as if you are truly enjoying life. Great to see β€” and read. Cheers to that.

  4. I think it’s called multi-tasking. You look hip, comfy, and like you are able to walk and put out fires at the same time. We should all be so talented!

    Great picture, Ned.

      1. Well, lest it go to your head, don’t forget who’s doing the calling. They don’t call me Granny for nuthin’, you know.

    1. I’m so glad to hear you say that! I thought I was the only one who noticed the pattern. I think it’s a Canadian plot. To accomplish what, I don’t know. But I’m sure it involves the syrup market. How that applies to Port-O-Potties, I really don’t want to think about.

        1. Hilarious! And totally possible. I think we should consider recruiting and training our naturally abundant sea gulls and crows as a counter offensive.

  5. You are, clearly, wearing too any hats (metaphorically speaking, of course — I can se that, n reality, you’re only wearing the one, LOL!

  6. Well I think you look like THE MAN … although, wait a minute, is that wrist on the hand holding the camera slightly … er … limp?

    Nah, can’t be … you’re a dude … and those suckers are way heavy. Ain’t that right, Ned?

  7. I don’t know about anyone else, but I would be totally stoked if the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile showed up in the town I live in!! Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Weiner. . . .damn song will be running through my head all day now!!

    1. “… It’s what I truly wish to be, ’cause if I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener, then everyone one would want a piece of me…” or something like that.

  8. This is one of the few blogs that I read every comment, as they are as funny, or may I say funnier(?) then the post! You know this is a great picture of a Read Doode, and Im betting you are so darn proud of it you couldn’t help but post it and then downplay the awesomeness. Clever and sneaky. And that doesn’t characterize you one bit, now does it?

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