A Sunday drive

posted by Jeff | Sunday, October 19, 2008, 6:15 PM | comments: 4

With the sun shining today, the fall colors, and a nearby Apple Store that I hadn't been to yet, it seemed like a good day to get out and about.

I know it isn't good for me, but I felt a visit to Melt was long overdue, for a dose of melted-cheese-grilled-bread-and-blackened-chicken-served-by-girls-with-tattoos-and-piercings goodness. The wait seemed way too long, but it was totally worth it. First time we've been there since they knocked down a wall and acquired the place next door. I love the vibe of that place, with the good food, great non-mainstream alcohol offerings and the location.

From there, we headed west to Crocker Park, so we could check out the new Apple Store and the new laptops. I'm horribly jealous because George already bought one, and he posted the unboxing porn on Facebook. Bastard. I can't believe how rigid and solid they feel, and they're stacked with hardware. I remember there was a time when there was a segment of the notebook market called "desktop replacement," and they were these giant, heavy, nut baking machines. Now, these things are even powerful enough for gaming (provided you aren't one of those idiots who buys $500 video cards every six months). Alas, I'm going to try hard to wait for them to become available on Amazon, because the sales tax is substantial.

I wanted to stop at the Pinball Shoppe, but it was closed. We took the long slower (but not longer) way home down SR-252 to enjoy the fall colors. I remember taking that drive a bunch when I worked at the now defunct CompUSA. We passed 252 Tattoo, where I got my industrial (*sniff sniff*).

I busted out my baby HD camcorder, which hasn't seen a lot of use despite having it for about a year. I originally bought it for volleyball, before the whole coaching thing fell through. I don't have a lot of video of Diana. I used to carry my DV camcorder all over the place. (I know someone who would love to have that camera, gently used as it may be. ;)) Of course, I posted the day's video on YouTube for family and friends to see.


Comments

Kara, October 20, 2008, 1:31 AM #

Love the random video-- you guys are too cute.

Yes, I am jealous I can't do things like that and have those memories like the days of yesteryear when I had a camcorder glued to my hand:(.

draegs, October 20, 2008, 1:56 AM #

I still don't feel brave enough to try Melt again. The Paramageddon has been calling, however, so maybe after my follow-up appointment in ten days. If ever interested in meeting up there, let me know when you are going as I live a mile from the place.

Definitely a nice day to walk around Cracker Park though.

Neuski, October 20, 2008, 2:22 AM #

1. We, myself included, need to shoot more video.

2. Am I the only one that giggled when Diana said at 3:05 "Am I supposed to perform now?"

3. I want/need to check out these laptops.

4. Why are you ruining your HD video by uploading it to YouTube? Check out Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/hd).

Jeff, October 20, 2008, 3:48 AM #

You actually came up in conversation, Draeger, while we were there, I think because we were in Lakewood and because I wondered if you could eat that stuff yet. And "Cracker Park..." that's funny!

Yeah, I thought about that later, about trying one of the other video services. Then I got distracted.


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