Monday, March 19, 2012

End with a splash

Where wave meets land
Pompano Beach, FL, December 2012
About this photo: We're wrapping up our week-long exploration of all things watery. Click here if you'd still like to drop something into the fray. Otherwise, pop back in at 7:00 (Eastern) tonight for our new theme, lights on.
It's been an ugly weekend here in Pitkinville thanks to a rowdy mob of rioters who once again managed to turn our burg into something of a national laughingstock. I managed to make lemonade from lemons, though, with a live interview on CTV London's 6 o'clock newscast last night*, but it still stings when you realize you live in a town known more for banana throwing and news truck burning than job creation, global competitiveness and overall excellence.

Which is rather unfortunate, because London is filled with folks doing some incredible things. They just keep getting eclipsed by morons with too much beer, too much time and not enough sense of personal accountability. Time to change the narrative, I think.

To counter the bad juju and get everyone's week off to a happier start, I thought a slice of nature-created prettiness would be just the ticket.

Your turn: Turning lemons into lemonade. How do you do it?

* I also spoke with CHCH TV (Hamilton), CBC Radio and CFRB Newstalk 1010 (Toronto). Because journalism never sleeps. And, apparently, neither do I!

1 comment:

Lisa Shafer said...

Sorry about your town's bad rep. If it makes you feel any better, I haven't heard any of that.
Also, I live in a place known for polygamy and extremely stupid right-wing politics, so I'm hardly one to scoff at your city.