One Man's Eyes

I'm an early 30's engineer with delusions of adequacy. From here, I'll share my perspective, usually through words, sometimes through pictures, of the view of the world from one man's eyes.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Stuff Portrait Friday - Round 2

Yes, it really is two SPF weekly posts in a row from me. This is starting to look like a trend. So, this week's topics are:

1. Show your Support (everyone supports something right?)

This is my Chapeau and Sword that I wear as a member of the Knights of Columbus - a organization that I support. The Knights are a lay fraternal order of Catholic men committed to a number of principles, Charity being first among them.

2. Show me your sacrifice (everyone makes them right?)

I decided to try to be a little artsy with this one - I saw this effect once and I was able to use my flash as a backlight through the bottles. But, why is this a sacrifice? Because, I have had to give up sugar sodas and this picture represents them. I'm struggling to get my weight under control and I've struggled with rises and falls for most of my adult life. I could easily down a two liter of Coke or Big Red every day and often did. That's a whole lot of high fructose corn syrup calories that I've sucked down over the years. So, for a good while now, I've been transitioning to diet soda and now that transition is complete. Thankfully, Splenda is making the change a good bit easier as it gives diet sodas a taste that is closer to sugar sodas - close enough for me to survive on, anyway.

3. Something red.

Well this one was easy enough. The cape that I wear as a KC has a red liner as I am a basic honor guard member.

Apologies in advance to the other players. I'll be traveling over the Labor Day weekend, so my Internet access will be limited. I'll try to check out everyone else's entries as I can. Have a good weekend, everyone.



Blogger Army of Mom said...

Good luck on the switch. After a health scare and cholesterol levels through the roof, I'm making the switch to diet soda, too. It isn't bad, it is just different. I wish you well on that journey.

And, I love the KoC ensemble. I have some great pictures at the Easter Vigil this year of our KoC men. I threaten my son when he's not quiet that he'll have to wear the hat with the purple feathers on it. After he giggles, then he is quiet because he's not sure if I'm serious or not. ;)

I played, come see when you can.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I love the backlighting effect. Nicely done.

Happy SPF and I played too.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Liza said...

oh i know all about the KC :) I grew up in a Catholic church. I love your picture of the diet pop even though ewww i hate diet LOL!!

great spf! I played too :)

8:54 AM  
Blogger Kami said...

That is a nice shot of the sodas. We did product stuff in a photog class a few weeks ago... Anyway, I can't drink the real stuff anymore; it tastes too sweet. You'll get used to the diet stuff. :) Good luck!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

I gave it all diet sodas, no splenda sodas none of it. I kinda figured out that the sweet tasting sodas made you just want more sweet whether it was sugar free or not. It took a painful couple of weeks but I did it.

However my caffeine consumption has gone,'s horrible.

9:20 AM  
Blogger SunshineBlues said...

I really like all 3 of your shots. I would like to see you in the uniform. Just curious!! As for splenda it has been a life saver for me. I use it for all my sugar and even cook/bake with it. Made giving the sugar up very easy! Good luck with you changes.

Mine are up. Come visit when you can. Happy Friday!

9:26 AM  
Blogger Christie said...

that sword and hat are AWESOME

happy spf
I played

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Kristine said...

I too gave up regular pop for the diet stuff...I was going through a case of pepsi every 2 or 3 days...bad for the weight, never mind what it was doing to my teeth!

Thankfully, dad being a diabetic meant nothing but diet pop at home when I was younger, so I was already used to the taste!

Thanks for visiting, and have a great weekend!

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Charmed1 said...

I switched to iced tea. I can go through a pitcher of it day, so I'm sure it's as bad as it can be with soda's.

Great SPF! Thanks for stopping by!!

11:37 AM  
Blogger barnmouse said...

I feel your pain. I'm staring at a can of diet mountain dew right now. *sigh*

Nice hat, cat would love that! LOL

I played too :)

12:14 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

I like that soda pic!

I played too!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Suzanne R said...

Great SPF! I'll have to remember that backlighting thing -- very nice effect! I'm hooked on my diet sodas but have limited myself to two 12-ounce cans per day (most days). ;-)

I played; stop by when you get a chance.

2:01 PM  

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