Came across a playing card in the bike lane earlier this evening, a something of Clubs. I’ve been engaged in a weirdly narrow collection fetish for a while: Playing Cards Found During Bike Rides. So I stopped, rubber scrooching in sand. That’s when they caught my eye:
An entire deck of playing cards, scattered across the mud next to the road. My Giro-encased brain short-circuited for a moment, and my vision narrowed into a letter-box version of the world centered on that muddy field.
But I took a deep breath and pulled my bike into the field, mostly dry mud now. I had to focus. I spied the Joker, then another….
(Digression: Fat Boy Slim covers Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” on his new album. Oh, and Bootsy Collins sings. How cool is that? I’ve heard it and the intersection of different worlds is very cool.)
Here is what the back of the cards look like:
Yes, a fake Bay Watch blond lifeguard. The redundancy in that phrase is astounding.
So I found the other Joker whilst looking for the Ace of Spades…
And left my collection obsession with those. No point in going overboard.
The temperature right now is 71 degrees. That mud is the result of some (relative to storms back east) mild weather earlier this week. I’m biking in afternoon sunshine. Not too shabby of a Fall so far. I just got a digital camera so I can take pictures of all the weird crap I see every day. I love Southern California.