Wade on Birmingham

Archive for April, 2007

Models, Inc.: Where women glow, men plunder

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Models at work head to a land down under. Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the blunders?

Yes, our gang of six head to Australia for the latest episode of “America’s Next Top Model.” Can they handle the jetlag, the slang and the work on camera? Also, can Montgomery’s Dionne Walters speak Aussie Aussie Aussie?

Oi oi oi.

All the photos, after the jump …
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highs and lows

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Too hot, then too cold.
Spring conundrum at office.
It’s thermostat war!

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Models, Inc.: Inside the bad actors’ studio

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

It’s not enough to be pretty, or make good pictures. It’s about (hand flourish) acting!

And so, our contestants become double threats as models and thespians on last week’s (sorry so late!) “America’s Next Top Model.” Hey, Dionne Walters of Montgomery, we said thespians, not lesbia– never mind.

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new house smell

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Hallway picture frames
stand watch as banister leads
to rooms rearranged.

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oh, the places they’ve gone

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

To hear about sites
of recent trips is like a
sharp living postcard.

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leaving new orleans

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

No parades, no sun,
no parting words with new pals.
Get in the truck. Go.

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swift of imagination

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Team of runners take
on Christmas theme in April,
with Santa’s wheelchair.

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doghouse design

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Even pooch needs place
to rest wagging tail, floppy
ears to dream of bones.

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chessmaster of magazine street

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Knight to queen’s seven.
Checkmate in 13 moves and
less than five minutes.

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world cafe

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Waitress scurries, cup
in hand, chicory at the
ready. Order’s up.

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Magic City Mission: Live from New Orleans

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Our volunteer team with Hands on Birmingham has arrived in New Orleans for a week of service. Follow along on our adventures on my personal site, with links to my many essays on this beloved city.

It’s all on my special New Orleans page at WadeKwon.com.

You’ll see updates in the upper right corner of this page.

And be sure to see how the Magic City Mission came to be.

four eyes, can’t see

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

The river stretches out
to a distant shore while we
wave to the barges.

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jazz ain’t easy

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Zip zazz, a-hoodoo,
skeet ska wah-wuz-sebedoo.
I can’t scat at all.

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Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Have a Happy Easter!

Comedian Eddie Izzard gives his insight on the true meaning of the holiday …

hat parade

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Bright bonnets bob from
perches atop mounds of hair
to peek from each pew.

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