Just A Wee Bit Different

For nine-and-a-half years I’ve been know as “Wee Little Bit,” at least in some circles. At the end of yesterday’s hash I received a gift from ITP-reader and good friend Brenan (aka “Squid Dick”)…

This awesome shirt has the Highland Brewing‘s motto “Just a wee bit different” on it. How cool is that?

It Was Almost Like Bait And Switch
On Saturday I joined a group of photogs at South City Kitchen for a food photography workshop. Overall the experience was a good one, but there were certain things that should be changed.

First, we had the misfortune to have the scheduled food stylist cancel at the last second. She had family emergency, but still the food stylist is key to a workshop based around food photography. I think I could have gained a lot more knowledge had she been there.

Then there was the space itself. We were placed into a small corner of South City Kitchen. On the surface this seemed like a good idea — until I started to shoot. Much like the frustrations I experience when I tried to shoot at Elliott Street Pub, photogs were everywhere, walking into my light, or into my frame making the shooting experience frustrating. Oh, and I’m sure that I did the same thing to them…

I stepped away and ordered a beer (the solution to many of my irritations) and prepared myself for the pre-paid lunch. As each plate of food was delivered to the table for shooting I decided if it would be the dish that I’d consume, even though each plate contained meat. As we sat for lunch we were given a menu from which we could order one of the two appetizers, and one of the three entrees listed. However, none of the entrees that we had just spent time shooting were on the menu! Had I not pre-paid for lunch I would have assumed that this was a classic bait-and-switch. Our entree choices were blueberry pancakes, a chef’s omelet containing turkey, or eggs benedict served over brisket. At 12:30pm I was in no mood for pancakes, so I went for the eggs benedict — and the cook managed to over-poach the eggs.

ITP Flickr Pic
From Saturday’s Food Photography Workshop
Chicken, Biscuit, And Greens
As I mentioned above, I was sad that I did not get to eat it.

I Guess I Like Being In The Dark
One of my coworkers wanted to do the Dialog In The Dark experience, and because she knew that I had already done it, asked me if I’d return. What the heck. I figured that even though I knew that I’d remember the layout of the exhibit it would be fun to do again and that there were probably still things I could learn doing it a second time.

One of the things I learned was that Atlantic Station is a nightmare on Saturday night. Holy crap, could that place be any more annoying? If it wasn’t the non-moving traffic, it was the people crossing the street willy-nilly as if they had a sense of entitlement to do whatever the fuck they wanted.

As for the exhibit itself, this go round didn’t have nearly as much impact as the last time. I think a lot of that was due to the larger group size as well as the fact that we seemed rushed because of the greater number of people doing the exhibit on a Saturday as opposed to a Monday as I had done previously. I still recommend it for those who want to challenge themselves and spend an hour in the dark.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – sniffling and tired, so overall not great
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Wolf Parade — “Language City”
Website Of The Day – Well shit, if I knew that Brevard had the White Squirrel Research Institute perhaps I would tried harder to get there a few weeks ago. (thanks to non-ITP-reader MC Hasher for this site)
Exercise (b)Log – Sunday: hashing, 5.5 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 37.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Monday Morning Weigh-In – 200 pounds (damn, I’m going in the wrong direction)
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 41 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
Vegetarian Days – 16
Carnivore Days – 10

October Goals
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink nothing but water, coffee, beer, wine
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 125 miles

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to Just A Wee Bit Different

  1. Steve says:

    The folks at Highland Brewery were a sponsor of this years Highland Games. Their print ad just cracked me up-


    And the beer ain’t bad, neither.


  2. Oh man, that’s great! If I ever start using http://www.WeeLittleBit.com I may steal that for my banner. 😉

  3. Martha says:

    No complaints about trail yesterday? That is good to hear.

    Oh that burrito was pretty good last night, I’m really wishing I had brought the other half to work with me.

  4. I’m really pressed for time today, hence no complaints. Actually I thought that the trail was great, my knee is bugging me but not horrible, I had to do a down-down for letting the stats slack, and I can’t get all of those hitchhikers out of my tights.

    The faux-riblets were awesome! I’ll have to go back to 97 Estoria and get some. Next time I’ll be a little better dressed for the weather however.

  5. sal says:

    Cool shirt indeed!!

    Back to the grind…….yuck!!! Visited 9 breweries in Arizona….all good…some better than others….but all good!!!

    For your next vacation you should stay at the Shooting Star Inn. It’s a solar powered log lodge with 2 quest rooms in the middle of nowhere. The owner is a professional photographer and gourmet chef. http://www.shootingstarinn.com

    He has an astronomical observatory and darkroom, cameras, digital printers, etc. It’s a bed and breakfast. We did not stay there so I have no idea what it’s like but thought it was interesting since the owner was both a photographer and gourmet chef…….

  6. Wow, that sounds amazing Sal. Photographer and gourmet chef are things I aspire to be. You’ve just furthered my desire to move to Flagstaff.

    What breweries did you like?

  7. sal says:

    I definitely could live in Flagstaff.

    I liked the Flagstaff brewery in Flagstaff, the Four Peaks in Tempe and the Nimbus in Tucson.

  8. RanLiCoop says:

    Although I prefer the Highland brews (Gaelic and Kashmir IPA are my favorites, for the record), it should be noted that another Asheville-area brewery has made use of your moniker: The French Broad Brewery’s Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale:


    Perhaps Asheville might be another alternative to Atlanta someday…


  9. And if I go back to Asheville I can see if the pizza place has improved their garlic rolls…. (an inside joke for Randy and Lisa).

  10. Evan says:


    Always thought that food might look cool shot with tilt/shift. Ever tried it?

  11. I’ve never used a tilt/shift. I wouldn’t know how to use one.

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