Thursday, October 09, 2008

Weekly Curiosities


I believe I shall start something new.



I can't give it a name with any sort of alliteration, mostly because I can't guarantee that it'll always happen on the same day. Or that I'll be in the office on the same day every week. When I'm not in, this is my workspace:
That stretch of highway excitement is I-81 southbound. And despite this promising sign:
I can assure you there are no margaritas, white sand beaches, or overpriced parasailing opportunities to be found off that exit.

On my way to my work task, I stopped for a wee at a mini mart, and when I pulled out, I saw this.




Yes, that would be located alongside the 'It Pays to Enrich Your Word Power' marina. Though I realized this morning as I was cleaning the cat box (you'd be surprised how many feats of mental agility are performed over a scoop of poop) that I was confusing the word above with this word. Perhaps I should have lingered a bit longer over the Reader's Digest myself.

With a tip of the hat to Carmen Sandiego, I will publicly laud the first person who knows where I was yesterday. (I'll take a town name within, say, 26 miles of my actual destination. Since there's pretty much nothing but boat storage, customs clearance warehouses (hint) and signs like this in-between.)

The picture I didn't get:

I was driving through Onondaga Nation Territory and I found The actual Vortex. The source of that elevator rendition of 'When Doves Cry' that haunts your dreams. Yes, the Muzak office. I was in traffic on the wrong side of the road and couldn't get a picture. But now you know; people are working somewhere, making that music. For you. On purpose.

6 comments:

Tricia said...

there is a Muzak office on my morning commute too. :)

let's see - I know Mexico is in NY and somewhere near Poland. :)

Dr Zibbs said...

Point Salubrious? I might be wrong but I think that's a planet.

Kathy at The Junk Drawer said...

I love how Muzak's tagline is "Creating Experiences with Audio
Architecture
. Is that a fact? I'm not really experiencing anything while listening to Muzak except perhaps the desire to fill my ear canals with white hot lava. Does that count?

Sorry there are no beaches in the fake Mexico. Would have been worth the trip.

Shieldmaiden96 said...

Tricia-- Indeed! My actual destination was Cape Vincent,NY, 26 miles west of Watertown. Which is about as far west as you can go from Watertown without falling into the, uh, water.

Dr Z-- I do believe it is a planet, the sort of planet where you should always remember your towel.

Kathy-- I daresay they would have to count 'mild nausea' among the experiences as well. At least, that is what I experienced when I heard their stirring rendition of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters'.

Matt said...

Oooh..you live in such an exotic location.

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I know, right? There's like, trees and whatnot.