Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Howlaween!

I don't really get in to Halloween. Especially this year since I have an insurmountable amount of homework to do in the next week. (The Everest of Homework, people.) No time for the doorbell to be ringing and interrupting homework time and driving the dog nearly mad.

I have immensely enjoyed two things today, however. One - the little Yahoo animation in the top left corner on their website with the ghosts and the kids. Really cute.

The second discovery was on Google. I use Google ALOT. Today I was looking up an address in New York City and I saw the Streets box so I clicked on it. It is a street level map which makes it appear that you are walking down whatever block you want to. It has the intersections labeled so you can turn and go down another street. I really don't know how they did this. Did someone take pictures of every street in NYC? Do they have that many mounted cameras? If so, how do they have all the angles? It's not a satellite, because it's street level. Am I the only one who didn't know about this? Is it only available in New York? I found the church where we do service projects and the house where we stay. The main window is the regular Google map so you have your bearings. And guess what? It has a little icon and arrow to show which way you are pointing. And today? The little icon that represents you is a little witch on a broom. So bascially, I FLEW from the church in Brooklyn to the Upper West Side. On a broom. This morning. In NYC.

It's the little things people.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

posted by Amstaff Mom | 4:02 PM


Blogger Lia said...

Another fun NYC website is It gives you directions from anywhere to anywhere by mass transit, and it also has street level perspectives of where you will get out of the train, showing you which way to walk to get to where you're going. Very useful.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Deals On Wheels said...

So, what you're saying is that you got into Halloween without getting into Halloween. Nifty.

How's the "It"? A childhood friend of mine is also pregnant, and she is refering to "it" as "Spot". She's not finding out what "Spot" is, though, which is totally driving me crazy. I'm too Type A not to know if "it" is male or female. Grrr...

1:13 PM  
Blogger Eddo said...

Too cute! I love Google.

Now about NYC, I miss going on those trips, but I am glad you are still going. It is crazy how life keeps you so busy and time just flies by. You and school and now a child on the way, isn't interesting how we make it all fit in? Our priorities I guess are coninually changing or we just get better at multi-tasking!

Big Eddo Hugs!

2:52 PM  

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