#95 Apples & Oranges

#95 Apples & Oranges
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Although Amper­Art #95 is titled Apples & Oranges, it was inspired by an inci­dent I could have called Apples & Peach­es. You see, the oth­er day I went to the mar­ket for three pounds of peach­es. I had pur­chased just one the day before & it was so sweet I went back to stock up. Okay, I admit it was also the last day of the sale. These deli­cious peach­es were only 69 cents a pound.

I brought my few items — three pounds of peach­es & maybe one pound of every­thing else — up to the check­er & she rang me up for $20 & change. Seemed like a lot for just peach­es, a head of let­tuce & two cans of tuna (cat treats — if I ate that stuff I’d prob­a­bly be healthy). When I got to the car I real­ized it was indeed way too much mon­ey for those few items. So I checked the receipt & sure enough, she rang up three pounds of organ­ic Fuji apples at 4.75/lb.! There’s a big dif­fer­ence between apples & peach­es — just like there’s a tremen­dous dif­fer­ence between apples & oranges — but not when they look alike, I guess.


Judg­ing from this, she could have rung me up for three pounds of organ­ic heir­loom toma­toes on the vine at $7.50/lb.

If you, my reg­u­lar read­er, are won­der­ing if this is the same store that sold me a box of 50 peanut but­ter cook­ies that turned out to actu­al­ly be cinnamon-​apple cook­ies (dis­gust­ing!) — and the box was short by three cook­ies, no less — nope, it was the rival around the cor­ner. Seems like they’re com­pet­ing for incompetence.


chaz sez ...

applebiteThis has been an app­li­cious month. Besides the inci­dent at the store which inspired Apples & Oranges, I cre­at­ed a new busi­ness card and relat­ed mate­ri­als for my very good friend, Jim Bar­row, who is all about Apple and actu­al­ly taught me how to plug in my first Mac. He’s been a Mac guru since 1984. His web­site is even called ihatepc​.com!

If you’re in the Los Ange­les or out­ly­ing area (includ­ing Orange) and you need help with Mac installs, train­ing, upgrades, net­work­ing or soft­ware, Jim’s your guy. Go to ihatepc​.com. You’ll love Jim.

Production notes for #95 Apples & Oranges:
Original size: 20x30 inches
Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
Fonts: Apple Garamond, Futura
Ampersand: hand-drawn
Credits for #95 Apples & Oranges:
Peach: imlov​ingth​is​.com
Apple: wisegeek​.com
Tomato: incred​i​ble​seeds​.ca

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