What's that strange looking "thingy magic"? If you haven't guessed it... It's a jukebox in a diner booth. Cool! right? What makes this different is that it's not a jukebox for the whole diner. This is only for the occupants of this particular booth.
The question that rose in my mind was "How does each booth listen to their own selection? A bit of a mad house, don't you think?" Apparently not so.
From what I gather it works similar to a vending machine. It uses quarters (25c) and your selection is made using the letters and number, e.g. D7 - almost like selecting your favorite chocolate or drink. I only saw these in the one diner where we ate.
The diner around the jukebox.
There is a counter across the front where the gentleman with the blue shirt is seated, surrounded by an L-shape of booths and those tables with one side on a padded bunk and chairs on the opposite side.
The food here was pretty good and they had a rather wide variety available for breakfast. I like choice :)
Left: Breakfast was followed by a quick trip to the mall before heading home to ride the horses. Angelica and Snickers is helping me practice for my career in horse jumping photography (ha-ha). This is how not to photograph a jumping horse. With all four up in the air he looks like he's been hung out to dry. Never seen one like this in a magazine, huh? (*giggle*). It took me a while to get the timing right - or better, anyway.. The idea was to get the front feet up in the air as he starts jumping.
Right: You can imagine what went through my head half of the time while walking these hallways: Just like in the movies! haha The rest of the time I stand in awe of greatness whenever I walk the grounds and hallways of educational institutions. At that age you still have your whole life ahead of you. Education is such a privilege! Do these young minds know it? Are they using their time wisely? Are they dreaming up a beautiful future? Do they believe in themselves? Do they realize that they're the master of their own destiny and the wonderful doors of opportunity that having studied opens up for you? My heart is slowly starting to yearn to study something again...
Secondly we carry - or used to anyway - a suitcase or shoulder- or backpack with our books and stationary, whereas American schools have the student lockers. (Nowadays they're optional in South Africa too, I've heard.) Thirdly, of course, is that we wear school uniforms in SA instead of casual clothing, and we have rules about hair, nails and the length of your skirt vs "freedom of expression". Yet, I think these elements are associated with unity, pride, team spirit and respect more than an infringement of freedom/rights. Probably saves a lot of parents a pretty penny on wardrobe too.
* We see obstacles, we face obstacles, we overcome obstacles
* Never let your past control your future
* Being popular means being nice to everyone!
* Don't rush life. It's short enough as it is
* Live the life you love. Love the life you live
* Don't lose yourself. Always be true
* Be extraordinary
* Don't let your dreams be dreams
* Think ahead
* A good day is when my dad makes steak
The football team started practice before the new school year even started. In the movies these are the guys whom the girls wants to be seen with. Maybe I expected them to be taller, bigger boys, you know, but don't let the padding fool you; these boys seem to be melting away in the sun. I was taller than all the boys on this field. (*wink*)