Monday, November 9, 2009

Back to work tomorrow

And by "work" I mean "blogging". I took this last weekend off after getting the H1N1 swine flu vaccine which absolutely floored me! I've never felt so fatigued in all my life!

Anyway, until my "real" post tomorrow, here's a little something I discovered a while back on Google maps. Time to get interactive:
1. Go to Google Maps.
2. Click on "Get Directions".
3. In A, type: "Archdale VIC"
4. In B, type: "Carolina Beach, N Carolina, USA"
5. Click on "Get Directions".

VoilĂ ! Driving to the USA from Australia is possible! Google says so. It's all there plain and simple, step by step. Even better, each step is numbered. Take step 41 for example:
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Myilly Tce.


No problem! Too easy, just like the next step:
Turn left to stay on Myilly Tce.

C'mon, give me a challenge!
Kayak across the Pacific Ocean.

WHAT THE...?!?!?!
...for 5,404 km

Who in their right mind would kayak across the freakin' Pacific Ocean?



What I love is the next step after you've supposedly just casually kayaked across the Pacific with a laptop balanced across your knees:
Turn right.
Seriously, could you be more vague? I mean, I just kayaked 5,404 km and all you tell me on the other side is "turn right"? And turn right in what? I'm pretty sure I ditched my car back in Australia for a kayak.

Oh well, at least I'm immune to swine flu.


4 comments:

onewhaleid said...

My favourite Google Earth/Maps location is at:

14° 0'33.91"N
120°59'46.93"E

Is it a lake on a island, or an island in a lake...

SilverNeurotic said...

The people who work for google are awesome, you can always count on them for a laugh.

ink said...

what happened after the swine flu vaccine? i've been thinking about getting one...??

Tomurai said...

Just extreme fatigue for a few days afterwards. Arm was sore for way too long after the injection. Probably just a case of me needing to HTFU.

At least this didn't happen to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mScGC7nFDxM