Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Garage Daze

It is mid-week finally (or in a way you could say, "Already!?!?"). Because it seems to have passed off rather quickly, yet I can't wait for the weekend. I'm still having fun with my new camera, but haven't had the opportunity to take anymore really good photos. When I do, I will share.

Parking Garages have always unnerved me a little, I've never liked them much at all. The garage that we park in for my office happens to be one of the worst I've ever seen. Worse in more ways than one in that not only does it look terrible, but it is a very badly planned garage. Originally, it was supposed to be office spaces I think, and then someone turned it into a parking garage--so the lay-out is all wrong, there are huge pillars and enclosed in walls that would strike fear in the engine of any Hummer or other large vehicle. I've seen drivers of vans scrape the sides of their vehicles and many car exteriors have been claimed by its pure evil.

As well, the confusing nature of "how to" drive through this garage, for a first-timer can leave one "Awe Struck" if not a bit bumfuzzled. I guess even I remember my first few days reporting to work for one of the lawyers in the building, which was back a few years ago when I worked as a temp. So I know it takes a bit of getting used to. However, if you can 'follow arrows' and have a little common sense, you can quickly figure out to keep to the right, and where and where not to park.

The problem is that these newbies come into the garage, usually when I'm running late and they simply can't seem to figure out the equation to this building. They drive at a painfully slow speed, sometimes coming to a complete halt, trying to figure out what's happening to them and where to go. So of course it is ALWAYS ME who gets right behind them.

Just this morning I thought to myself "Is it not possible that I get here just 10 seconds before this guy? No. I'm always trapped behind these idiots." And how is it that nobody is ever in front of them? Instead they head up a 10 car traffic jam of people (sweating, cursing people) trying desperately to get to their jobs who only hope and pray to advance far enough to secure a parking spot before lunchtime.

Sweet Jesus... where's Tony Todd when you need him??

In other news, I watched "Memoirs of a Geisha" last night for the Umpteenth time!! I love it for some reason. Now, no offense to anyone but I have never found very many oriental men attractive. It's nothing against them, and it's not a racial thing by any means. I just have never found one that attractive other than Jackie Chan (I can't help it, Jackie Chan is just so cute to me). Until the leading man in that movie. This guy, Ken Watanabe is hot!! Every time I watch the movie, I just love the ending when she finally gets to be with him... Oops-Haven't seen it?? Oh kick me in the ass I am so sorry if I ruined it. hee hee.



Palm Springs Savant said...

I do understand...believe me!

btw- re your camera, take it everywhere you go,and snap pics of anything and everything that catches your eye. then sift thru it later. I have a stupid little Cannon powershot and it does the job.

Aunt Jackie said...

Palm Springs!! Thanks for popping by again! Great to see you, and I love new visitors as well as the old. :)

My cam has been with me, and I intend on keeping it up--I feel that it is a step closer to getting back at one with my art... It will give me a bridge back to my painting I think.

I hope ;)

captain corky said...

I've never seen Memoirs of a Geisha, but a lot of people swear by it.

Anyway, have a great day Jackie.