Saturday, June 23, 2007

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt - "Shiny"

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As per usual, I wasn't sure what I was going to be able to find for this week's Photo Hunt theme of "Shiny" and was giving serious consideration to punking out again this week when opportunity presented itself in the form of a hanging disco ball.

The company that I work for, American Ambulance Services, Inc., celebrated its 35th anniversary at a party held under the tent at the American Wharf Marina on Friday evening. All employees were invited and we were treated to unlimited beer and wine along with a delicious variety of foods. We were also given a commemorative t-shirt to celebrate the occasion.

Because I'm not much of a drinker (translated that means very, very rarely) unlimited free alcohol doesn't hold a lot of attraction for me but it sure does for a lot of the other people I work with. On occasions like this I prefer to sit back with my one glass of white zinfandel and observe the evening unfold.

After everyone had eaten, our boss gave a small speech before a large cake was cut and then the DJ turned up the music and the real entertainment of the evening began. I thought I had stepped back into the 70's as the DJ opened up with Play That Funky Music and followed it up with a plethora of disco dance tunes that beckoned those who just couldn't resist strapping on their boogie shoes out to the dance floor.

Let me just say right here and right now that I don't dance. I never have and I never will - except on very rare occasions when forced onto the dance floor under duress by well-meaning friends. Despite the fact that I graduated from high school in 1976 and was more than old enough to do so, I never set foot in a single disco club - ever. That's not to say that I didn't watch my fair share of Dance Fever and I saw Saturday Night Fever a couple of times, as well as owned the soundtrack, but outside of that the entire disco scene was as foreign to me as Japanese writing. 私が意味するものを知りなさいか

While watching some of those who had truly enjoyed the free beer and wine attempting to recapture the 70's out on the dance floor and rolling my eyes towards the ceiling in utter disbelief at what was going on out there, it dawned on me that I needed a picture for today's post when I noticed the silvery disco balls that were hanging overhead. A picture of one of them would be the ideal thing! I only had my cell phone camera with me and it takes notoriously bad pictures so Beth, a lovely lady that works in my department as a Scheduler, took a picture for me using her much better cell phone camera and emailed it over to me.

So there you have it - shiny - a little blurry but shiny! Now if you'll excuse me I have to go try to get this nasty disco beat out of my head as it's still there ... Dancin' and singin' and movin' to the groovin' ... AUGH!!

34 comments:

  1. glad you didn't punk out because that is a great take on this weeks theme!!
    Who could forget disco balls?

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  2. You got a real hit here - shiny

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  3. Great choice for The Hunt. A disco ball definitely fits the "shiny" theme. I haven't seen one in years. Glad you remembered you needed a picture when you did.

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  4. Nice shiny disco ball - yeah!! Sounds like a good night! Happy weekend.

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  5. congratulations for your company's 35th anniversary!

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  6. Hey, great idea! And I love the puzzle effect... so cool. Come see mine, it looks a little like a disco ball... several of them. That you can walk in!

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  7. Great picture, and it sounds like a great party.

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  8. Disco balls are certainly shiny. :) Cool puzzle effect!

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  9. Good thinking, lady! And isn't it funny, as much as we both love music, neither of us can dance??? Must be genetic!
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  10. I love the disco ball. Never danced under one but always dreamed of it. Good pic.

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  11. agggg! i love disco music! i would have been on that dance floor in a heartbeat!!!

    smiles, bee

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  12. Good choice for 'shiny'. Not a disco person, I can see!

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  13. Seeing that disco ball gave me a memory of my uncle who owned a roller skating rink. Back in the late 50's -I think that is way before the disco craze hit isn't it - he remodeled his rink and installed a great big ball like the disco ball in the center of the ceiling, complete with colored lights that gave it the effect it -and the rink floor with it - was revolving. Thinking of him and his rink brought back loads and loads of really great memories of my uncle, skating, lots of great times!

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  14. You did TOO dance before...at mine & "Mrs. Bulldog"'s wedding!!! And we didn't even HAVE a disco ball! Hey, that was a great pic for this week's theme, by the way. I remember disco balls from various school dances & parties I've attended, and they're fun to watch when you've "enjoyed" a seemingly "unlimited" amount of alcohol! ;-)

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  15. Get down and boogey with your shiny self.

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  16. congrats to your company, 35 is a big number. sounds like a good party, I would have passed on the booze....

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  17. Disco fever passed you by... but bit me in the ass!

    cheers,
    disco mo

    The Mo Show

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  18. That is too funny,
    I would have been one of the ones you would ahve been rolling your eyes at. I love dancing- and LOVED disco dancing (back in the day, that is)

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  19. Disco this way, and a Disco that way

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  20. I loved going to the disco back in college with friends. That shiny disco ball brings back nice memories. I love the puzzle effect. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I love the disco ball...it bring back memories of a great time. Thanks for sharing.:)
    Have a great weekend!

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  22. Love it! I danced my way through the disco years! :-) Now my husband and I are taking ballroom dance lessons and the studio has a disco ball in it, too!

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  23. Now that's a shiny entry! I miss the disco. :(

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  24. Hah! That's a fun take on the theme.

    I don't drink much (and never dance!) either.

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  25. Awww...I missed all the fun in a disco. I should make an effort to visit one soon...hehehe. Thanks for reminding me. :)

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  26. Never understood disco but the shiny rotating ball was always sparkling and better than those black light effects! "Shiny" is all around us!

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  27. Oh those go perfectly with my shiny theme. I chose silver 7.5" platform heels. Nice choice!

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  28. A disco ball! How long ago that was. The photo treatment is fun! Sounds like quite a party.

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  29. Awesome photo. I love the puzzle pieces. :)

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  30. Great job on the shiny. Happy Anniversary to your Company,.
    Thanks for the visit.

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  31. I'm 47 years old now but believe it or not I was a Disco Kid. I grew up in that era and this picture of a disco ball brought back great memories. The puzzle effect is a great added touch.

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  32. Jolie travail, j'ai beaucoup votre disco ball :)

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