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Something FUN - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
If you spoke faster than David Hewlett you’d travel back in time: Michael Shanks
Something FUN
Not that I'm bored - far from it. But I received a coupon today for Philly's Best (an AWESOME coupon which will give me an entire meal for practically nothing), but I needed to find out if there was one of these chain fast food places near by, like within scooter distance. Naturally, I went to Google, typed in the name, and found out there's one across Las Flores (yeah, that means nothing to you, I know), which means possibly in scooter-ride distance. I clicked on "Directions" to make sure it was in the mini-mall on Las Flores and NOT across Santa Margarita Parkway - definitely NOT scooter material, and once I was satisfied, well, come on, when you're on Google directions, and you see that photo of your area, yeah, you have to fiddle with it to find your house (or apartment, in my case), and I did. No bid deal - except - the parking lot.

Yeah, parking lot. How old was the Google virtual map? Would MY car be in the parking lot? I couldn't tell initially due to a tree blocking my space, so I kept zooming...and here's what I found! UNDER THE CUT, natch.

PHOTO 1: Can't see my car, but can identify everything else.

photo 1
the top yellow Circle 1 (at top of photo), is the lobby and ONLY mail
Circle 2 is the ONLY place to take trash
circle 3 is my bldg and entrance
and circle 4 is where I can't see if my car is there!
Oh, and I bring up the other circles because when I was meeting with the manager prior to moving in, she told me mail and trash were in MY bldg (that each section had their own mail boxes by their bldg entrances and same with trash. HA!

Photo 2
photo 2
Darn it, STILL not close enough to see if my car is behind that D*&M tree! But you can see my entrance a bit closer - whoop-de-doo!

Photo 3
photo 3
The small circle in on the left is actually my very own apartment, BUT
the bit of green car? IT'S ME!!! That's MY car on GOOGLE!!

Photo 4
photo 4
And there I am, as close as I can get. There's my poor dear, wonderful
green gas-guzzler. *pets lovingly*

I know, I know. How dull must one's life be that you not only go this far just to see your CAR, but you get so excited, you post it? Yep, pretty darn dull. *G*


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andeincascade From: andeincascade Date: September 20th, 2013 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Aly, I think that's a fairly recent google since it looks to me like your trees have grown up a lot since the last time I was there. So cool.

Here's mine:


If you enlarge it, you can just make out the little white stool on the far side of the garage that I sit on to take Dev out and my gas grill on the patio between the garage and the house.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: September 20th, 2013 06:14 am (UTC) (Link)

well, boohoo

I clicked and got only california. :(
vamysteryfan From: vamysteryfan Date: September 20th, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's really cool! I love fiddling around with Google Maps and seeing how close I can get to things.
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