Tuesday, July 21, 2009

BREAK THE RULE OF THIRDS, 202/365

Ice cream. Neopolitan tonight, that glorious mix of everything basic and holy about the cold delight. Vanilla. Strawberry. And chocolate. The best of the best.

Everyone knows that in a civil society we eat Neopolitan ice cream in equal amounts of each flavor so no one gets stiffed with the lousy leftover vanilla. The properly composed bowl will contain 1/3 vanilla, 1/3 strawberry and 1/3 chocolate.

I open the lid and discover chaos. Ignoring all social protocol, someone has decided to "Break the Rule of Thirds," Theme #33. There are a couple of miserable strawberries alone in one corner, a few spoonfuls of chocolate in another and a MOUNTAIN of vanilla in the middle.

When I question the perp (There are only TWO people living here and I am one of them. I don't need to call Crime Stoppers to figure this out.), he peers into the container and says, "Isn't that a third of each?" in a voice that suggests I am very bad at simple math or, just maybe, this isn't really a big deal.

Not a big deal? I've seen people on reality TV divorce court over less. I can take the high road here and eat the leftover vanilla with a fleeting taste of chocolate and strawberry. Or I can appear to take the high road, go to the store for more ice cream and buy a gallon of a flavor he hates. Now if I can only think of an ice cream he doesn't like...

The Rule of Thirds is about much more than photographic composition; it's life.

12 comments:

  1. Great take on this one. Nice shot of un-even left overs of three flavors of ice cream. For that the perp gets solid vanilla next time.

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  2. Where is my third - I never got it.

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  3. Now this is absolutely perfect for the theme, how dare they - it needs to be equal or it's NOT neopolitan!! OMGosh does this look good!

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  4. I would go for a flavour he doesnt like and leave him with the vanilla ;o)
    I never buy those mixed boxes, because there is always one flavour I dont like much in them.

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  5. Creative and unique take on this theme. Love that you shot the ice cream with the theme list underneath. Great idea!

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  6. You could use that fun shot as evidence in court. Wonderful take on the theme and life for that matter....

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  7. Very clever. Love the story! Very cute.

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  8. In the perps defense the picture of the freezer the next day is a container of beloved chocolate just for her.

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  9. Thanks for the replacement chocolate, honey!

    And don't break the rule again.

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  10. What a great story and photo for this theme!!! LOL - I say bypass ice cream and bring home frozen yogurt if you really want revenge.

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