Sunday, August 17, 2008

Catching up at the airport...

This weekend was spent kicking it in Cleveland. I had to come out for work on Friday, so I figured I'd spend the weekend here. All told it was a fine weekend of hanging out with old friends and seeing the old neighborhood. But it was a better opportunity to catch up on blogging and download all the pictures from my phone that I'd intended to blog about but never got around to.

First: Does anyone know what this is?


I know the box says it's an "acid reducer", but doesn't the name sound like some sort of pasta dish that you'd get at a really authentic Italian restaurant? "Excuse me waiter, but is your omeprazole made fresh or is it frozen?" I noticed it because it is a Walgreens-generic, and typically they make up their names by replacing the first syllable of the brand name with "Wal" (e.g. "Wal-itin", "Wal-aphed", etc).

On another note: Note the excellent parking job here:



Also notice the car on the left? Yeah, this parking lot is that of the local police department. Go figure. And I did check to see whether it was an unmarked squad car and it wasn't. Maybe it was the new "stealth" batmobile...

Finally, the last picture of something interesting was Lollapalooza - FEET PICTURE!



That's my feet at the Nine Inch Nails show on Sunday. Overall it was a good time, the weather turned out pretty decent for once and I didn't die of heat stroke or get sunburned. Overall though, the GF and I agreed that we probably don't need to go to all three days again. The headline acts each night were good (Radiohead, Rage against the Machine, NIN) but most of the other acts were only okay.

The other thing was that there were a *ton* of people there. Case in point:



Also note that apparently, the crowd attracted a lot of evil Jedi disguised as hot indy chicks - see the one at the bottom of the picture trying to use her evil Jedi choke-power? Good thing the force is strong with this one...

Naturally, having a lot of people in any one location means that there will also be a lot of trash. Here's a shot of the grounds after the NIN show got out:



Yeah, I was glad that I wasn't on the cleanup crew...

1 comment:

towwas said...

Omeprazole is the generic version of Prilosec, which means, yeah, they should've called it, like, "Wal-sec." Weird.

After all, Elmo seems equally disinterested in both...

I have a hard time believing that Elmo was traumatized by Katy Perry's decollatage after discovering that he had already "been arou...