Wednesday, May 20, 2009

PhotoHunt: Plastic


The PhotoHunt theme this week is "Plastic"

As I'm sure you'll see in the various Hunt posts, Plastic surrounds us - is part of us - every day and in every way. Plastic bags, plastic kitchen tools, plastic surgical replacement parts for our bodies, even our cars are generally made more of plastic than of metal, these days.

I could show you my Plastic birdbaths or Plastic bird feeder. Dull.

So instead, here is a photo of the Plastic that I'm betting most of us have in common. Probably one of the most utilized bits of Plastic in the world. A useful tool and the bane of many's existence; a source of hope and of dread, all at the same time:




Happy weekend, all!

And for those of us in the US, have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Please take a moment to remember those who put their bodies in harm's way for us. As I have said so many times in the past, while I'm not so wild about this war, I am for those brave men and women who go where ever and whenever with their own best intentions to serve us. If you have a moment this weekend, please send a birthday card to one such soul who at this moment is feeling unloved and forgotten in Texas. Here is the link to my post at Flamingo Musings on the subject (you may have received an e-mail to the same effect from elsewhere). It is absolutely true and has been verified.

50 comments:

Daisy said...

I wish I could have my very own credit card. Then I could buy all the toys I wanted.

Happy Memorial Day to you! I sent a birthday card to Sgt. Thornhill and it made me feel real good. I sure hope he has a happy birthday. We can't help everybuddy, but we can all do a little something for someone!

Randi said...

A great take on the theme. The cards were the only plastic I could think of. I think you use more plastic in the US???

CRIZ LAI said...

Those are surely some plastic card we would not live without... except when the bills come.. LOL!!

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Photo Cache said...

Most utilized and can be a source of utmost stress (LOL).

Great take, haven't thought of this "plastic" for this theme. Great job.

Carver said...

You are so right about that bit of plastic most of us have. Good take on the theme and happy weekend.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for photohunt's theme...Happy weekend! Hope you can visit mine too...

Leslie said...

Ahh! Now that's a clever take on this week's theme. :)

mapleview said...

Clever....My post will be on plastic bags...I had ta do it..I had ta do it..

PowersTwinB said...

I have just returned to my computer chair, after running from my computer, screaming like a little girl at your photo for this weeks entry!! OMG I so hate my plastic cards, but I just cant stop using them, they are so pretty and flashy, especially under the florescent lights at the check out counters! Thanks for the jolt and the little "run" I had! lol..My hunt is up, please come and visit

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

My mother always told me not to bring home anything I couldn't afford to feed... Men, stray animals, or credit cards...

Mine is up!

gengen said...

Oh yes that's definitely a plastic but if you use to much its dangerous too. hehhehhe Happy weekend. Mine is ready for a visit.

ancient one said...

Ha ha... never thought of those... and we have a few... great take on the theme!

☆Willa☆ said...

it's the plastic that we have to be responsible when using otherwise it will control us instead of us controlling it!

YTSL said...

Plastic -- something I used a lot of in the US (though, unlike many others, I preferred debit to credit cards) but hardly use in Hong Kong where I feel safe to carry quite large amounts of cash about!

stan said...

I am thankful for plastics!!

Juliana RW said...

wonderful choice for this week theme ;)

napaboaniya said...

Boy I love these plastic cards...but I sure dread the statements of them at the end of the month!! :P

Terri said...

Love your take on plastic!!!

Life Ramblings said...

what a cool take for the theme. happy weekend.

Carin said...

Heh that's a great idea for this week's theme!
Enjoy your weekend!

Liz said...

Definitely a vital part of my life! Excellent choice.

Aileni said...

Our flexible friend...

azahar said...

A necessary evil ...

Mariposa said...

So very true!

I have never thought of this...LOL

And you are right with your comment on mine photo...amazing we humans are.

Have a great Memorial weekend!

NitWit1 said...

an excellent choice and almost a synonym for PLASTIC in US. I paid all mine off in 2002 and cut them up.

My post:

http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com/

cookie said...

definitely my favorite kind of plastic. but am being very careful with them especially nowadays.

have a great day :)

Upcountrysmiles said...

Aloha!
Ahhh what a great idea. Never thought about using my credit cards..oh wait--I couldn't have done it cause I don't have none. Anyway -- very creative shot.

http://upcountrysmiles.com
Cindy O

Mar said...

Very clever take on the theme and love the composition!!
Enjoy your long weekend :)

julie said...

be careful not to over-use :D

Hootin' Anni said...

Yep, I never leave home without 'em.

My Plastic Photo is found HERE

just jody said...

credit cards were the first idea that came to me for this theme. what can i say.....great minds think alike. nice job.

Ladykli said...

Great job! Have a great weekend!

Tara R. said...

That is definitely one type of plastic that I have too much of and need to cut back.

Furkidsmom said...

We have some favorite plastic items too!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Vita Stunder said...

I've got some of those too..
Yes, you were right about my picture today. It is about violence.

Have a nice weekend!
Anna

Alice Audrey said...

Excellent take on the theme RJ!

srp said...

I thought about these as well.
You can use "plastic" as an adjective as well... a young mind is plastic, pliable. I am anxious to see how everyone pictured the theme this week.

And this plastic... now they have passed the "protection" for consumers... but, if you keep current with your "plastic" bills and don't let the balances ride and pay it all off each month... in other words, if you do the right thing......the plastic companies will charge you more user fees and such. Now we will penalize those who pay their balances on time... crazy times!

Thanks for stopping by.

Marites said...

have a good Memorial day weekend for you:) yes, plastic card can help but a lot but we have to be careful in using it too.

feefifoto said...

Your picture reminds me of a funny story. My friend had a new baby so she sent her husband (very intelligent, but kind of the village idiot when it came to everyday things) to the grocery store to pick up some stuff. When the checker asked if he wanted paper or plastic, he looked at her like she was crazy and replied: "Cash."

Expat Traveler said...

And you know... you can't even use foreign plastic in a pay machine outside in the US gas station anymore either.... technology has it's limits...

Bonggamom said...

Happy memorial day and thanks for reminding us all what memorial day is about.

Sherry said...

I mentioned those cards in my post today but didn't picture them. I didn't even want to look at them. :)
My other plastics are right here: http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/05/photohunt-plastic.html

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot

Annie said...

Duh! I didn't even think about that plastic! Very clever!

Thanks for visiting mine and have a great holiday weekend.

jam said...

Nice take on the credit cards!

david mcmahon said...

Great interpretation!

bing said...

a source of hope and dread indeed!

Irene said...

OH YA! Should have thought of these ;p Thanks for coming.

Heart of Rachel said...

This a great choice for the theme. It's a kind of plastic that I carry with me all the time.

Kim said...

PERFECT! I love what you came up with. So clever.

I played too! I'm just running behind in visiting others. Come on over.

Have a wonderful weekend!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Sorry I missed this one last week because it's outstanding. The perfect choice for "plastic" it's a wonder more of us didn't think of it.

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