Friday, December 21, 2007


Sitting in the back of a taxi, I took a final bite from one of those really disappointing apples that looks great on the outside, but in actual fact is really all floury and pah on the inside. I still, however, had three bites, but this was the last, knowingly awful one. I pondered the feeling of being disproportionately let down by the apple.

I discretely let it drop to the floor of the cab, even though I knew the driver couldn't see, and, pretty much guiltlessly, slowly pushed it underneath his seat, knowing, but at this particular point in my life, not really caring, that in a few days it would be smelly and brown. With as much brain power as I could muster, I willed the radio to play 'Fade To Grey' by Visage. After at least two minutes of concentration, I grew tired and sang it in my mind instead. Why did I say yes to tonight?

(alternative photo below)


Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

The disappointment of the apple was a foreshadowing of the larger disappointment to follow?

or ?

I wonder what goes on in the mind of a taxi driver as he drives all night-- a stream of thoughts on many topics or is he thinking about one particular thing or person tonight?

11:47 PM  
Blogger Fibo said...

disappointing floury apples are the worst, and yet I wonder why you were eating an apple in a taxi on your way home instead of big mac or something, because surely that's the only way to end a night?

(unless of course this was on your way TO wherever you were going. I'll have to go back and re-read your post)

12:21 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

oh's like that sometimes, innit?

we carry on. beware the circus boys indeed.

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm... food for thought....?
is it the fault of the apple that you were disappointed or rather your expectations of what you wanted to experience when biting into the apple?.... I mostly find that when I bite into an apple, it must be firm and slightly tart, it is the experience in part of the crisp snapping sound in the separation of the apple during the biting process.... otherwise I too am disappointed....

How appropriate it seems the song you were willing to tune in on the radio…. ‘Fade to Grey’ …. As though the windows of the taxi become a transparent music video and I imagine that all the passerby’s all of a sudden adorned with white body paint and 80’s costume lip sinking the words as they approach the windows of your taxi with a look of perplexing wonder at why you’d be pushing that apple under the seat so nonchalantly with your foot while photographing the driver … it seems that ‘Visage’ should remake their video with the inclusion of your experience as the passenger in that taxi….

Interesting set to the mood of my day…. Thanks Pod!

oh. P.S. Stainless Steel bowl, dish detergent, Sesame Oil, Water...! thanks for popping over!

2:59 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

now thats a fine head of hair


4:45 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

(feel the rain like an english summer)


4:45 AM  
Blogger alice said...

Your French is not so bad, Joyeux Noël!

5:03 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Ugh, nothing worse than a mealy apple. And the interesting thing is, it will probably dry out from the heat of the car and not smell at all. It will be like one of those toy shrunken heads!

Nice jeans, BTW. :)

5:10 AM  
Blogger Peter Dynomite said...

I hope the apple does start to smell. then when people get in the car, insted of thinking about what they have to do and get done, they will be forced to take a break from that and question the smell. maybe it will discust them. maybe it will remind them of something, someone. maybe it will be a conversation starter for the pasenger and the driver and then they will become friends.

I hope the apple does start to smell.


5:28 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

I love you, Pod. I love your mind, your eye, and your refined taste for really good apples. I salute you and send technicolor energy in your direction.

1:03 AM  
Blogger Josy said...

I like the first photo, but then, there's always something pleasing about staring at mens' crotches, isn't there? ;)

I don't like mealy apples, though. I always give my apples a little poke before purchasing to test for firmness, but the method isn't failsafe.

2:38 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

well, you can count your luck stars it wasn't a bruised banana. :)

6:36 PM  
Blogger griesmail said...

taxidrivers clean their taxi every week. There is left a bite for him as well. Wish you good days and a happy new year.

3:15 AM  
Blogger martin said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year Pod..........

5:59 AM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

I confess to confused being.
I see no apple, only groin.
You were dissapointed by this groin? No? This groin too flowery, too camp? Not man enough to fill you, fill you to your stomach, either way? So you went for the taxi mans seat...He was man enough? No? Why you no get pretty girl? I sell you my sister if you like. You not afford my daughter. But my sister, she show you good time, not think of how you say 'apples'? again, I like you, do you good price. Mail me, we'll details do.
You have a good watch? I can get you good watch too...

8:34 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Now that's what I'm talking 'bout. A little back seat taxi pondering. Sounds like Reya's technicolor energy will set you right. Next time you hook up on ReyaPod count me in.

1:58 PM  
Blogger WAT said...

Naughty crotch shot!


9:58 PM  
Blogger jane said...

Why are you buying apples anyway? It's stonefruit season! Next cab a peach.mmmmmpeaches....

11:35 PM  
Blogger kimy said...

berry christmas pod!

1:17 AM  
Blogger Smiler said...

I've just bought myself two dozen apples since I'm on some sort of apple thing having three or four of them a day lately. So far (knock on wood) haven't had a mealy one in the lot. Mind you I'm a picky shopper and I always make sure to ask the grocer which are their crispiest ones. I just can't deal with the disappointment otherwise.

That being said, I've tagged you for a "Hoopla". You may claim your prize over in my corner of the web. :-)

p.s. the top shot works for me. Nice thighs. Yum.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Pod this story was terrific, I was mesmerized.

9:49 PM  
Blogger fifi said...

I'm with peaches....

loved the planet-at-the-table btw!

happy everything.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

Nothing more disappointing than bland fruit. Except bad sex with a hottie. They may look good, but when you get your teeth into one...meh.

2:48 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Oh crappity. I JUST saw these pictures. Via Google Reader from work, all pictures are blocked. Anyway, who's crotch is that? I love crotch shots!! They're not dirty, but then again, they are! heh! I should make a series once I get my camera. I can't wait. I started taking them, just my own, but I think I need to look into it more! :-)

Say, you have a Flicr! Pro account Poddy? Wait, this is turning out to be an email. Did I tell you I plan on making a career switch?

3:49 AM  
Blogger DeLi said...

this are super contrasting photos!

2:11 PM  

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