Saturday, March 5, 2011

No Way I'm Disco Dancing

All is VANITY.  I'm not sure what I was thinking when I chose this week's Saturday Scavenger Shots word.  It just sort of came to me as an interesting idea to explore.  It was tough though!  I pretty much stumped my own self :-)  Here is what I have cobbled together -

The peacock is sometimes thought of as a symbol of VANITY. 
This is a photo from a long time ago, when I first started working at APL.  It is funny that
peacocks roam the streets of the city where I live and the city where I work...and nowhere in
between, as far as I know.  I guess I am somehow meant to be around all of that VANITY.

Sometimes a VANITY is simply a piece of furniture.  More like a dressing table type of thing. 
I don't have one of those.  This is an approximation of a physical vanity, in the restroom at
work.  Hey, this isn't the first photo I've snapped in the bathroom!  Anyway...the bonus is you
get me, full of VANITY for no good reason.  Actually, I am not full of VANITY as a rule. 
But I did take a shot or two, to ensure I wouldn't look too gross here....oh, VANITY!

I hope those of you participating enjoyed exploring VANITY.  If you aren't playing, consider it!  It's fun :-)  Now for the tag....Tara, mistress of Eclectic Spaghetti, you're it!!!


secret agent woman said...

I love the expression "cobbled together." But that works - peacock and sink stand. I actually dreamed a couple of nights ago that there was a peacock walking around my yard.

tattytiara said...

I love that shot of the peacock. You almost never see them in profile, and wow - they're very striking from that angle as well, but in a whole different way.

laura b. said...

Secret: There are peacocks walking around people's yards around here. They are cool to look at, but I understand they can become quite a nuisance.

TattyTiara: Isn't that cool? You can really appreciate the beauty of all their other feathers, apart from their well known tail feathers.

Tara said...

Oo, so much to do! I'm behind on posting a photo and now I must choose a word! Not much to do in so much wait...Too much to do in so little time! There, that's it!

I love the photos, I'd like to see more peacocks in our area. I'll trade you a few Canadian geese for a few of your peacocks.

Thank you for the tag!

laura b. said...

Tara: A local bird exchange! Sounds good. I'm sure the birds would get a kick out of going visiting :-)
Can't wait to see our new word! Thanks Tara.

Tara said...

UPDATE: I have chosen...and posted.

Pamela said...

Sorry I'm not participating regularly, but I do like your photos!

laura b. said...

Tara: Thank you very much! Great word and great post!

NoRegrets: I appreciate that. And when you do participate, I always love your take on things.

Churlita said...

I love your vanity shots. You in the bathroom is pretty hot. Nice job.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Aw, thanks. *blush* :-)

FW said...

Cool restroom shot!

BrightenedBoy said...

I'm actually horribly vain, though I try not to be obvious about it.

The way I look has a huge effect on my mood: if I'm looking good, I'm full of confidence; if I'm not looking good, my disposition turns sour.

It's one of my single worst personality traits.

laura b. said...

FW: Could you ever have imagined saying that phrase? Thanks :-)

BB: If I had ever been a beauty, my own vanity would be much stronger. Your feelings about your own looks seem natural to me...people want to feel good about themselves, and looking good is a big part of that.