Sunday, March 16, 2008

Random-ness

It spite of being an alpha-geek sometimes I think new technology is not always a good thing {gasp}. Just one example; It used to be that the cost of film and processing would impose a limit on how many pictures people would snap while on vacation. Now with digital cameras you have to pretend to be interested in thousands of other peoples vacation pictures instead of only having to pretend to be interested in dozens. Bummer!

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Today, in Springfield Illinois, there was a flock of seagulls (winged rats, not the alternate rock band) in the parking lot of the grocery store. What the heck are seagulls doing this far inland? Erika surmised it might be a family vacation but why would anyone leave the coast to come to Springfield?

9 comments:

Crazymamaof6 said...

GOL. on vacations? hahaha! funny. true on the vacation pics. but thankfully blogger takes so long to upload, you only get a handful of pics for each vacation from anyone and they feel like they have shown off enough. no more whole family jammed into a dark room, being forced to watch an hour long home movie OR slide show of their trip to wherever. i used to sit watching and waiting for my (1/5 total) pics that i was in to come up interspersed with thousands of LAME Mexico city Ruins
vacation pics. and come to realize i wasn't on that actual family vacation. they left me with the neighbors.

Rob said...

So! Slow inter-net connections can actually be an advatage when you think of it like that! :)

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

There have always been lots of seagulls around Springfield - - I think they like the lake. We have quite a few seagulls in Decatur also - - again, we have a very large lake. But I have never noticed as many over here as I have in Springfield - - the "flying rats" are everywhere! Maybe all the hot air from the politicians reminds them of the warm Left Coast . . . :-p

OHmommy said...

Shut up.

You mean my college friends, old work buddies, and distant relatives DID NOT look through all 529 pictures of my Mexico trip?

Jules said...

Did you stop to think that maybe the seagulls just ran. Ran so far away. They just ran, they ran all night & day. They couldn't get away....

Jules
House of Jules

Kat said...

Ha freaking new technology. Feckin' pain in the behind. As much as I love me some progress and am very much into new gadgets that digital photo stuff is killing me. People force their Flickr links upon you. There's only so many landscapes I can take at any given time.

Thing I also hate. Calendar sharing in Outlook or some such thing. I do not need to be able to check all your appointments and yes I would like to keep mine private too. Huff

Rob said...

Mz. Lizzy- Well I have never noticed them before here before. Today they were loud and raucous. The parking lots sounded just like the stereotypical beach. It was weird to me. I think the hot air is a pretty good theory!

OhMommy- LOL! I want you to know I looked at every picture I was spellbound!

Jules- {applause}Nicely done! Bravo!

Kat- We might have to apply for a grant to conduct a study to find out just how many landscapes the average person can withstand! I am with about the calendar sharing too!

Sauntering Soul said...

Jules is cracking me up (as usual). I saw Flock of Seagulls in a small club in Atlanta when I was in college. They sat and talked with my friends and I after their show and were very down to earth and very nice. This has nothing to do with the flock of seagulls at the grocery store of course.

Tanya said...

Maybe they are really not Seagulls, but are Lakegulls.