Friday, March 27, 2009

All the News...

Reading the day's news while soaking up some spring warmth
(Click image to enlarge)

Continuing with 100 Strangers, I was downtown today to meet my brother for an early lunch and then to reconnect with a former colleague from my days working at a recycling non-profit. While I was waiting, I took some pictures of a few sights and some of the people out and about. This woman, reading a newspaper outside 14 & K Restaurant and Lounge, intrigued me. Her name is Nell Minnow. I didn't talk to her for very long, but I did compliment her on her name. She said she likes it, too!

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential/Janet Kincaid, 03/09

13 comments:

Virginia said...

I like Nell's name and your portrait. You are so well on your way . Bravo.
V

Maya said...

Nice addition to your Strangers series. The feel of a newspaper is so special. Seattle just lost one of it's print papers. So sad. They seem to be going the way of the Dodo bird.

D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid said...

VJ: Thanks! This was such an easy shot, I almost feel like it doesn't count. And yet, it was a gracious shot, too, which I like.


Maya: Thank you! I love reading the newspaper when I have time. Otherwise, sadly, I generally read the paper online. Did the Seattle PI go to an online-only format or did the fold entirely?

Cele said...

I am so intrigued that you walk up to strangers and talk to them. I suppose the photo is an ice breaker, but really I am sort of envious. I will eavedrop and then butt into a conversation sometimes, which is just plain rude.i.e. Who owns that building... I know the answer. How do you get to the italian restaurant (which in Florence every one should know) I know the answer.

I guess that is like a blog, but I make my own "leave your comment" space

word verification - preball
definition - the early stages of goofball

marley said...

Cool photo and cool name!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very interesting series.

Brian said...

The easiest one's are always the best ones! That theory could apply to a variety of things in life, but I'll just leave it at that! :)

D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid said...

Cele: I'm intrigued by it, too. Although, as my sister says, I could make friends with a cactus. And I'm like you--I eavesdrop and offer unsolicited comments or suggestions. Sometimes it works. Most times, it doesn't.


Marley: Thank you! And yes, it's a cool name.


Julie: Thanks. It's a lot of fun.


Brian: I have no comment. :-)

Maya said...

I believe it is still available online, but I'm not sure.

hm-uk said...

The name Nell Minnow reminds me of the name Sal Mineo...

Word verification:

idatati - identity+data?

D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid said...

Aitch: I wonder if she gets that all the time?

Nell Minow said...

Thanks for taking my picture!

Nell Minow

D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid said...

Nell: It was such a pleasure taking your picture. Thank you for agreeing to let me post your photo! All the best.