Picture Perfect Positano

Some of the photo and writing challenges on WP are interesting. I haven’t actually participated in one, but today I decided to challenge myself to use the first word of the first five posts I read this morning to write an impromptu post, using the words in the order that they appeared as the title of this post. I don’t know why I am procrastinating writing about the final portion of our Italian vacation, but I suspect it might have something to do with admitting that it will officially be over once I’ve written about the Amalfi Coast.

Room with a view.

So, today it’s this, a writing exercise. Let’s begin, shall we?

The untainted, gripping exhilaration of an experience that changes your life is something worth sharing. Creating a pure iron thrill revolution story about my recent vacation to Italy has been easy because each day was better than the day before as we shared the excitement of a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate the joy that comes from knowing the strength of a solid relationship and the intense sensation of being in the most romantic place in the world.

What a story we’ll have to tell for the rest of our lives!

Queen of Amalfi and her mafiaoso!

Now it’s back to the reality of work, bills and the upcoming election to decide nothing more than who gets to screw with our economy, environment and international reputation for the next four years. Yep, that’s right, I said it. I hold zero expectations that politicians of tomorrow are going to do anything differently than those of yesterday. We’ve been told to assume positive intent; after all our leaders are only human.

I will do no such thing!

Nothing short of a 100% (pure) iron-clad commitment to a sensational revolt against the status quo would make me believe any of the stories (lies) being hurled across the airwaves over the past months. Tax the piss out of us! Hell, tax our piss like Nero did the Romans. The coffers will be pilfered before we can say federal mandate! Is my vote a vote of no confidence? Yes. Does that make me cynical? Well, if there needs to be a label on it, then yes, I suppose it does.

History has repeated itself….throughout history. Don’t kid yourself, politics is the oldest profession.

credit where credit is due:

Pure: http://chosenvoice.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/pure-beauty/

Iron: http://midlifecrisiscrossover.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/iron-man-3-first-trailer-destruction-desolation-mandarin/

Thrill: http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/thrill-capital-of-the-southeast-carowinds-amusement-park/

Revolution: http://midlifecrisiscrossover.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/revolution-10222012-imaginary-episode-5%C2%BD-charlie-vs-the-presidential-debate/

Story: http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/story-challenge-letter-q/

And the inspirational credit goes to….. The Green Study for http://thegreenstudy.com/2012/10/23/licensed-to-complain/

Styx and Stones!

Condom vending machine. No kidding, right on the street!

Pillow Talk?

We were never too far from divine inspiration.

Spontaneous dancing is NOT something we do everyday.

We just couldn’t help ourselves.

I don’t want it to end.

My Anchor Man

18 thoughts on “Pure Iron Thrill Revolution Story

  1. toemailer says:

    We would love to post the third photo at toemail if you do not mind? http://toemail.wordpress.com

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      The photo of us at the fruit stand?

        1. Honie Briggs says:

          It doesn’t really highlight our toes…but as long as the photo isn’t altered, yes, you may.

          1. toemailer says:

            It’s posted now. Thanks so much, we really appreciate it!

  2. Brigitte says:

    Honie, great pics as always and share as much as you like — doesn’t have to end just ’cause you’re back, right? Thanks for all the groovy new links/blogs to explore. I’ve been following Allan for awhile and know he takes very nice pictures! I told know anything about SmugMug although I think you’ve mentioned this before. Share some of this knowledge with your readers. As for the politics in which you bring up, I agree with some of your statements and that’s something you and I can share via email. ;).

    1. Brigitte says:

      I meant “I DON’T know anything about SmugMug…” Geez.

    2. Honie Briggs says:

      Hey there Brigitte, I am loving sharing all the photos from our trip. There are just so many!!! Smugmug is great and I do intend to do another post on it as soon as I have a chance to upload my photos and spend a little time tinkering with the tools on it to learn something worth sharing.
      As for the politics – I know nothing. I have no allegiances and I really just find the players too hilarious for words…um okay, I have plenty of words, but my words are not about the individuals, just the system…sort of. 🙂
      I’m more of a big picture kinda gal, you know?

      1. Brigitte says:

        I do know and yeah, it IS hilarious…and maddening.

  3. Thanks for sharing all those dazzling Italy pics. I wish all blogging challenges were this inspired, too. Most impressive results, and not just because I unknowingly helped. 😀

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Randall. Yeah, I know two of those posts were yours! I wasn’t even planning on posting today. Actually I was supposed to be working on something else, but it was more fun just to see if I have it in me to write on the fly and have it be worth reading.
      I think maybe the most beautiful photos we took are the ones of the Amalfi Coast.

  4. Spontaneous dancing — I love it! Now that’s romance!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      It was so great. The music from a nearby cafe was spilling out onto the boardwalk and as we were walking, my husband suddenly swung me around and we started dancing. Then a man from the cafe approached us and asked if we spoke English. He said that was the most romantic thing he’d ever witnessed and asked if we wanted him to take our picture.
      He didn’t look like he’d run off with my camera. So, I handed it to him and he snapped our photo. FUN!

  5. Thanks for the mention, Honie – you’re so generous! I’m still catching up on my blog reading, so I’ve not been through all your Italian trip posts, but I look forward to them!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Prego! I enjoy your posts very much. You write like I think. Sometimes my words get lost between my brain and my keyboard.

  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Thank you for the info on Smugmug. I checked out your post and Patrick’s gallery and I like what I see. This could be the answer that I am looking for concerning photo storage. Please send me a referral when you get a chance and thank you, in advance.

  7. Allan G. Smorra says:

    I don’t know how you found my blog, but I am glad that you did. I like your post and the photos.

    Are you happy with Smugmug? I was just looking at them yesterday and trying to decide whether or not to archive my photos with them. I like the way your photos look on their site and any info you may have would be helpful to me.

    Thanks in advance,

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Hey there Allan,
      I think Sweet Mother featured you and that’s how I discovered your blog. I’m glad you decided to visit.
      I only recently started using Smugmug. I can say that they offer a lot of options for displaying, archiving, sharing and selling. I really like the control I have over the gallery options. You can try it for free, they have a zero spam policy, which I LOVE. I wrote a post about it with a link to how I found them through another photographer here https://honiebriggs.com/2012/09/20/honies-big-bloomers/ I’m happy to share any info you need. 🙂

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