Dec 23, 2010
The Maestro with the Geologic Podcat
Apologies and extra thanks
Song: I Don’t Believe in Christmas
Jay & Cortney’s Engagement (I Can't Help It)
Olya Fryz’s new record
Song: Carol of the Bells/Schedryk Variations
Dollar bill at Walmart
Song: God is Born
Gift for Skeptics: Power Im-Balance
Song: The Bells of Jerusalem
Mentioned in the Show
I Don't Believe in Christmas at YouTube
Geo's sister's site Ten Ton Boulder
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My favorite version of Carol of the Bells: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUUlRc2i1Jg
yayeee! the pressies arrived… just before xmas… just like if i had planned it that way ;)
Happy holiday to all at Geologic HQ from Faster Pussycat Productions HQ aka kitten central. xox
Just a quick note that while Sydney Harbour has lots of bays within it, if you're talking about the water in front of the Opera House it is more commonly called the Harbour, not the Bay.
Glad to Geo mastered the coffee ordering. There was a joke for a while that a skinny flat white was also called a Gwenyth Platrow
I had the same mall experience in Kentucky. I dont't go to the mall often (like maybe once every other year) so it was an annoying experience for me. It reminded me of how pushy the vendors are in Tijuana.
Yeah, that mall kiosk/vendor thing is happening even up here in the frozen north. Canadian malls are chock full of helicopters and intricately cut foil, (only with Canucks and Maple Leafs), not to mention sunglasses, engravings, puzzles, and other manner of knick-knackery.
I went to the mall yesterday, and had the same type of experience.They are everywhere!
I first ran into those in-the-hall kiosks in the early 80s in Faneuil Hall in Boston, where they were called Bullmarkets (IIRC). They have had them in the Toronto malls for at least 15 years now... Though ours aren't as aggressive as your seem to be.
In regards to being rude when accosted by sales people, it's all a matter of your mindset to the scenario that is playing out.
The tact I usually take is to smile, shake my head, and continue walking. Now, you said that this makes you feel like you're the one being rude, however another way to think of it is that if you're not actually interested in their product then continuing on stops not only your time from being wasted but theirs as well, so is in fact the more polite option you can take.
It's all a matter of perception.
Cat Cat Cat...Siamese Cat!
¡Hahahaha! Geologic Pocat. I guess she/he let's you borrow her/his chair while recording.
I LOVE YOUR SWEATER.
twelve and a half years ago
Speaking of finding money in the form of bills, I once found three hundred dollar bills funnily enough in a Wal-Mart parking lot. I didn't see anyone it could belong to either, and ended up turning it over to the police, who were required to hold it for six months, and told me I should have just kept it. But six months later I got a nice little cash infusion.