Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Corner View - Souvenir

So I've been following Spain Daily for the last few weeks on the recommendation of Aimee from Artsyville and it's been a lot of fun to see what all is going on for Jane in Spain (falls mainly on the plain). She's an American living in Spain for the last seventeen years and the rest of us are living vicariously through her. Anyway, she started "corner view" or at least I think she did and every Wednesday she posts photos of her "corner view" based on the topic from the week before and then posts the topic for the week ahead. I decided to join, of course on the toughest week. The topic for today was "souvenir". As in, what's a typical souvenir from where you live. And I laughed to myself that the only thing people come to Mountain View to do is pick up their paycheck. Or a burrito from world famous La Costena's (right next to La Costco).

But today after preschool, I stopped to take some pictures on our way home. When people come here for important meetings with, say investors, or professors at Stanford or lord knows who (former Secretaries of State, for instance), sometimes they stop here...

...and pick up a microchip keychain or something. And then they head over here for their VIP tour including a tet-a-tet with Larry and Serge.


But, of course, everyone who works there isn't really working. They ride their Google bikes across Google street over to the Google field to play Google ball. It's enough to make you spew-gle.


Not especially inspiring. Not for me anyway. But it does mean that there's free wireless all over the city. What do you think about that Jane? Pretty rad, huh.

And now to see some really neat corner views, go to the side bar on Spain Daily and collect some souvenirs...

10 comments:

Emily said...

Well, I don't know, a microchip keychain might just change your life. And, hey, you can't beat free wireless!

Jodi said...

The microchip keychain makes me laugh but a buritto? YUM.

Welcome to the views!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

An amazing visit !!! and funny too ! paycheck and burrito ;) ha ha ! Have a nice week !

aimee said...

hey, how many people can say they pass google on the way home from preschool? all i see is the factory where they make the chinet paper plates and a bunch of farmland.

Renee said...

Thanks, I spit my tea out at spewgle. har har

la ninja said...

well wired you all are! :)

Lori said...

Oh my one quick look at spain daily and I think I might be hooked. free wireless? cool.

lisa mertins said...

...and for introducing me to spain daily!

Inner Toddler said...

Jane is so great - you will totally enjoy her blog.

Kari said...

Oh free wireless, you can't beat that.
And I loved the spewgle - cracked me up!!