More than a Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger, Waterloo Ice House - Austin, Texas

Cheeseburger, Waterloo Ice House – Austin, Texas

This may look like an ordinary cheeseburger, but it’s much more. Yes, it’s fancier than a typical fast-food meal. I got it at a place called Waterloo Ice House. But that’s not what makes this special. This meal represents my baby step towards normalcy. When COVID started, like many others, I stopped my social interactions with anyone outside the family. But, slowly, carefully, I’m bringing back my pre-pandemic activities.

Before 2020, I would have dinner with photography friends once a month or so. A social get together talking about photography and life. For obvious reasons, that was shut down by February of this year. However, I recently met my friend, Chuck, again, outside and adequately socially distanced. We met for an early dinner — around 4pm. But ended up catching up for hours.

I bought my Fuji X-E3 with the 35mm f1.4, along with another camera which I’ll talk about tomorrow. The 35mm gives about a 50mm perspective, and wide open, it has a lovely shallow depth of field.

Margarita, Waterloo Ice House - Austin, Texas

Margarita, Waterloo Ice House – Austin, Texas

Here’s a bonus image — a dreamy margarita for your viewing pleasure.

Big groups are still challenging logistically. But, eating outside with a friend is a way to ease back into a more normal life — small steps and forward progress.

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6 thoughts on “More than a Cheeseburger

  1. Yeah, but keep your guard and your mask up. (Except when eating the cheeseburger.) Despite the encouraging vibe brought on by the launch of vaccine distribution we’re still falling headlong into the worst of this.

    1. Thanks for your concern, Mike. Luckily all the other tables were far away. And, Chuck and I sat 6 – 8 feet apart, outside.

      I’ve eaten outside a few times, but still don’t eat inside, which is a higher risk activity.

      Early November was tame in Austin, but the numbers are going up. And, yes, I agree that the worst of it is yet to come. We all still need to remain vigilant.

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