Lace and an urn try to dress the place up

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This little down just doesn’t have all that much going on downtown. So I really think the urn and the lace curtain really deserve a lot of credit for doing what they can to make the town look nicer.

Tahoka,Texas
photographed 10.31.2015

Posted on November 18, 2015, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. The lace and urn seem as though they will outlast the benches. Though male of the species I love good lace.

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  2. I like the rick rack too. Nice subject, so many details!

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    • Did I ever tell you that “rick rack” is one of my favorite terms? I wish there were more opportunities to say it…

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      • Rick Rack (or is it ric rac?) is a very nice word. Especially when used for architectural details – which is rarely the case anymore. I think you should see if your architect friends will start using it again. You could ask them, like every day, if they put any ric rac in their designs today. Until they do it. And that way you have an excuse to use the word every day, until they cave in to your pressure.
        And btw, I checked. It is Ric-Rac according to Prof. Google.

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      • I have a really good idea – we are about to issue a request for proposal for architectural services at work. I think when I write the RFP, I’ll put “must agree to the use of rick rack as prominent design element” as one of the main evaluation factors. Also, “must be adept at clever word play” is an important thing to consider.

        (And I won’t even CARE how they spell r-r, just as long as they’ll agree to use it.)

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      • Great plan – that will give you so many opportunities to say it: explaining to colleagues what the heck it means; justifying it to your boss (“but YOU don’t have a degree in architecture, so can it” or similar); and discussing the niceties of it with disbelieving bidders.
        I just wrote all of that, without using the r-r word as I am not wanting to use it all up before you get your fill.

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      • Thanks for your caution about using up the word, although I imagine we’re OK. How about I give you my extras, after I’m done with the architectural project?

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      • OK, but just so you know, this house is full of rick-rack of all kinds of sizes and colours. Every time I open a drawer it slithers out at me.

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      • I think I saw some slithery rick-rack when I visited. I thought maybe you’d planted it around, to remind me of snakes so I wouldn’t be homesick.

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      • Slithery Awning would be a good title for this picture. Or something like Awning Hiss.
        We always have rick-rack in the guest room when Texans come to stay.

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      • Also, Slithery Awing would be a good name for a band. Maybe you should tell any members of your family who are musically inclined.

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      • Would they have to wear snakeskin full body leotards? If so, I know the answer.

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      • And actually, rick rack seems to be used a lot too, even by Mr. Wikipedia. So perhaps we can spell, and say, rick rac however we want.
        Thanks for the opportunities to say (well, write) ric rack so many times. Very nice of you to share.

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      • Why is it “Prof.” Google, but only “Mr.” Wikipedia?

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      • What a question! Google schooled Wikipedia in infancy, and still schools it. Imagine Wikipedia without Google. It would be ignorant and poor and probably a religious fundamentalist tossing bombs at people that think wrong.

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      • There’s a very remote possibility that I had a bit of Scotch earlier, which would account for the odd question.

        (For the mathematically-inclined, the possibility is right at 100%.)

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      • What kind of Scotch might that be?

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      • It might be Highland Park, single malt, 12 year. It might have a pleasant smoky flavor to it. I might have enjoyed it very much.

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      • You make me thirsty. So I have poured the last wee dram from a bottle of Bruichladdich which I like because I have a professional interest in raised beaches.

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      • There I go, being a bad influence. Again.

        Enjoy the wee dram. And the raised beaches.

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      • It helps with the scanning. Dust spotting pictures of ribbed metal siding is tedious. You will like some of them – not corrugated, but the modern equivalent.

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