For years I imagined that digital billboards would be a thing of the future. I had NO idea that it would be this recent! While this was a welcome development, there were still bugs to iron out. I caught this one night with my family when we stopped somewhere. This Wendy’s menu in-restaurant was running on Windows 7 and needed to run and update. Typical Windows.
I don’t quite remember where this is, but this is headed up on the way home somewhere on I-95. Pretty sure we left Florida at this point; while the photo is blurry, you can see we had 140 miles till the South Carolina I-26 exit. Also you get a good shot of my Acer Iconia A100 tablet. Works pretty well as a GPS once you solve it’s power issues and get it’s map data.
On our way out back home, Dad decided that we sightsee at least one place. So we had an earlier start than usual. While we were heading up north, I passed this guy with an RC plane on the back of a trailer. Kinda impressed that the plane was just fitted like that. Admittedly, that’s the first time I saw that big of an RC plane in person; it was always limited to Youtube videos or photos online.
In Moscow, weather freezes you.
One day my cousin and I were walking together on the ETSU campus, and we ran across this…interesting setup of stickers. I wasn’t quite aware of who Demon Waffle was, but Medhavin definitely knew and had a big kick out of this. Honestly if it wasn’t for him laughing so much I wouldn’t have snapped this.
Okay, so this needs a little bit of explaining.
Back when I was taking Color Theory, we had to watch a movie called Exit Through the Gift Shop. While I’m not super artsy, it was actually an interesting documentary and I felt that it was quite compelling into showing the state of some pop art culture.
In the first part, a part was shown about a guy called Shepard Fairey, who made this campaign called Obey Giant. More or less it’s a simplified version of the face of Andre the Giant, often paired with the word “OBEY”. This was plastered around numerous places, even up to today. I spied my first variant of this icon in New York City on a billboard in Queens. I definitely felt “educated”, heh.
Well, lo and behold to my surprise when I saw this out in the wild at ETSU! This was little 2-inch square sticker, near their regular history museum on that path that ran near Gilbreath. It made me feel warm and fuzzy that someone was keeping up to date with the art trends.
Again and again, I hit milestone with my iPhone. While I have taken pictures of my food before, it wasn’t really a thing in my mind till I had reread a portion of Margaret Mason’s No One Cares What You Had for Lunch. Yes, nobody cares, but she said to show rather than blog “Oh, I had fries for dinner.” This was more as a test photo if anything, but it would be the first of many as I slowly became comfortable taking pictures of my food.
Here, I was pretty sure this got taken because the Reeds non-alcoholic ginger brew looked like real beer, especially in the glass. Hmm.
This screenshot off my iPhone pretty much summed up my night life when at ETSU; listening to Touhou doujin music, chatting in online friends from deviantART from Skype, and up at the middle of the night working on something. As you can tell, I was a pretty big fan of Yukari at the time.
This was a bit of a big deal, as it was the first time I took a selfie with my iPhone to “update” my social media/deviantART at the time. Somehow I took better selfies back then than I do now. o.O Seated in the Orion at the time.