I object to the headline’s use of “comb-over.” It makes skateboards sound uncool. What’s strange is the article presents it as quite the opposite. Hmm. Maybe this is a case of a wannabe headline author dissing the point of the article. Also, these whippersnappers appear to be a little young to be having their midlife crises, but regardless, I approve of their mode of transportation. :-) ↩
Yesterday afternoon was beautiful, so I decided to ride my longboard. One push led to another, and I ended up following one of my back road bike routes to the Washington County Courthouse in downtown Hillsboro.
The Hillsboro Public Library has an automated book return and sorting system. What’s cool is that the library doesn’t hide this in the basement somewhere. Instead, it’s visible through big glass windows right beside the main entrance.
When a librarian saw me taking video, she invited me in and gave me a tour. Then she “put on the duck”1 for me so I could go back outside and take this video.
Apparently, when they see kids watching through the windows, they’ll put the duck on the conveyor to make the sorting more obvious, or fun. Works for me! :-) ↩
When we visit Cannon Beach, I like to walk to the south side of Haystack Rock to take pictures of the Needles. For this latest trip, it wasn’t much of a walk because we were staying at Hallmark Inn, just north of the rock. A couple of evenings ago, Suzi and I walked to take pictures.
This picture is interesting because Google+ automatically reviewed the pictures my phone uploaded, selected one and edited it. I like the result!
Here are the original picture and Google+’s version for your comparison: