Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
"Yeah, I don't really do the 'damsel in distress' thing...I'm more of an 'epic quest' kinda girl.
OH! You don't happen to be in possession of a seemingly insignificant object inexplicably imbibed with mystical properties which needs to be transported over an obscenely vast distance by a troupe of ragged pedestrians so that it can be destroyed in a fantastically complicated and overly dramatic way, do you?
Well...maybe next time then."
Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Some days are generally so unfun, that you are glad when your day is interrupted with "There's a car on fire in the back parking lot. Should we evacuate?"
Naturally, instead of doing the sensible thing, we all immediately proceeded to crowd around the back windows to ooh and ahh over our newly found potentially explosive bonfire. I, being a child of today's generation, took my cameraphone and started snapping pictures.
(No, this is not my car.)
So, apparently the story is that the unfortunate young gentleman was driving through town when his car began to overheat. So he pulled over in the first place he could find - an empty spot in our parking lot.
Coworker: "Why didn't he just park along the street?"
Me: "I don't know about you, but if my car is overheating, the last thing I want to worry about is parallel parking it."
One of our coworkers was on her way back from lunch and pointed out to the unfortunate young gentleman that his car was starting to smoke. He lifted up the hood to keep the smoke from building out, and BAM! Flames. Said coworker proceeded to call the fire department, who, being a block and a half away, arrived promptly. One of our male coworkers graciously offered to move the cars of the coworkers parked around the auto inferno, which is why some of these shots have cars and some don't.
It took some effort, but the strapping young lads of Gainesville Fire Station #4 got the fire out with no explosions.
With the engine thoroughly flooded with fire extinguisher foam and water (which is apparently bad for cars as the two coworkers parked next to him had to go take their cars to the car wash up the road) the unfortunate young gentleman was comforted by the initial coworker before calling for a tow truck...and a ride.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
We happened to be walking past him as he ad-libbed a line about how no one was listening to him.
So I took his picture.
So there, guitar guy!
But then we decided to actually wander into this particular store.
And it was actually kinda awesome.
And the owner hand makes all the toys in the shop!