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January 8, 2009

Behind the times?

Filed under: crazy things!,learning,random — by heatherdc @ 8:07 am

I’m at a new hospital for the next two weeks. Yesterday, I asked one of my new co-workers if he knew where the Charm City Cakes store is. Have you seen Ace of Cakes?! I looked it up online and you can’t go inside the bakery, but I’m not deterred. I still want a picture of Duff and his crazy store!

Anyway. This led to a Google-maps search, which led to the discovery that it’s a short 30 min. drive from the apt (even shorter from the hospital….afternoon field trip!? ). Then he goes, “Click on the google-man, and we can see what it looks like.”

And I go….”Um, what??”

Did you know about this??!! You can see an actual image of any place you search!! AND you can look around!

Obviously the next thing I did was look up my house, thinking there’s NO WAY that some little town in NM was part of this massive project (and by massive, I mean probably some satellite floating around up in space) that allows us to see Anywhere in the US. Well, guess what I saw? My house! My mom and sister’s cars hangin out in the front. Joined by one her friend’s car. And green trees. And our neighbors house. And the park we can see from our deck.

This is CRAZY. And a really fun!! But, a little creepy.

Some of the pictures from downtown Baltimore had actual people in them. Like they just happened to be chillin on the day this satellite just started shootin pictures all over the place. Can you imagine searching somewhere and seeing yourself there on the screen, completely oblivious to the fact that – in a way – you’re being watched?? Yah. Creepy right? Right.

Anyway. At the end of the day I had to tell the Roomie about my amazing discovery and she was all like “You didn’t know about that??” and I’m like – Damn, I’m behind the times.

So if you guys know about this, how long has it been there?? I use Google maps All The Time and never even noticed that little dude on the side! If you didn’t know about this, you’re about to go waste an hour of your time messing around with it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…..

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3 Comments »

  1. Yeah, didn’t know about that, but google maps is pretty glorious.

    Comment by Sassy — January 8, 2009 @ 1:28 pm |Reply

  2. I did know about that, but I have no idea how long it’s been there. I do think it’s kind of creepy though…

    Comment by Megkathleen — January 8, 2009 @ 7:45 pm |Reply

  3. Ha, Sassy, I’m totally with you and very glad that I’m not the only one who was oblivious. 🙂

    Meg-seriously, it really is. I’m a little inclined to just keep searching everywhere I’ve been in the last year just to see if I show up in some crazy picture. Hmm….

    Comment by heatherdc — January 8, 2009 @ 8:42 pm |Reply


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