April 29th, 2006

morton blvd

From carnivals to coupons

First things first: Thanks to Bob for including this journal in GeoCarnival #5. The quirky "photographer's shadow" picture that I took at Jenny Jump State Park is also featured there.

While on the subject of geo-stuff, I went for the After Work geocache next to the Preakness Brook in Wayne. When did I go for it? After work, of course! :) It's an easy walk, even if there were some big puddles on the trail. This is one of those brooks that you hope will never overflow, or a lot of people will find themselves with flooded basements. It is sandwiched between two residential areas.

On my way back from Wayne, I saw an electronic sign warning of a 90-minute delay on the George Washington Bridge. Clearly we need a different transportation model. In this post-Peak Oil era, it can't be a good thing to have thousands of vehicles stuck and idling in a traffic delay for that long. Not that I can talk because I just took a 40-mile round trip for one geocache. Then again, I did combine it with some errands in the evening, so maybe it's not so bad.

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Other odds and ends: Found a Where's George dollar bill. I actually saw the stamp on the bill while the bank teller was counting the stack of dollar bills. (He manually counted all 400 of them. Egads.) So I couldn't wait to enter the dollar bill. Okay, I had to go to the drugstore first to pick up 3 month's supply of mouthwash. And then I had to get dinner. And finally, I got home and entered the bill, and it's from upstate NY.

Also, got my first Woot! The Gyration keyboard/mouse suite may not be the best Woot item ever, but until yesterday, every time I bothered to check Woot, the item of the day had already been sold out. So for now, I consider merely being able to buy something there a novelty. :)