Friday, September 18, 2009

Handicapped parking...

So I will admit to not being a terribly good or careful driver. To compensate for that, I tend to park far away from other cars, and look for spots that I can pull through so I don't have to back out. So I stopped at Target tonight after going to the gym after work tonight, and parked in a spot with no cars next to me on either side. Came back and was annoyed to find that, in a sea of empty spots, someone in a 10 year old Maxima had decided to park next to me. Right next to me, so close that I could barely open the driver's side door. Getting my rather large frame into my truck without putting a giant yellow dent in his door was a challenge - I did it somehow.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wacky waiving inflatable tube man!

I spotted this guy on the lawn of the Maple Donuts in PA that I always stop at when going to or from the parents. I'm not sure it sells donuts, and I hope that it's not a sign of despiration, because I love their donuts.

But I couldn't help but think of a certain Family Guy episode.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Barbie's first laptop...

Last weekend, I worked at our Student Technology Center, working on various student laptops that had viruses, spyware, or otherwise weren't working properly. One young lady brought in this very pink Vaio. Not only was the entire body, including the keyboard, outfitted in various shades of pink, but the background, screen saver, and default font in IE and FireFox were all pink. I felt my testosterone level dropping just looking at it. I half expected her to come pick it up while carrying a small yappy dog in a bag. I wonder if this is her car...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What you apple-talkin' 'bout?

I spotted this jack in one of the offices in our math department last week. The piece of tape says "Apple Talk" - a proprietary network protocol that Apple used to use a very long time ago. It's amazing that the tape has survived this long, since AppleTalk was turned off on our network years ago.