YES, BECAUSE YOU ALL LOVED IT SO MUCH THE FIRST TIME, MORE PHOTOS OF OC TRANSPO BUSES AND STORES IN NEPEAN!(Original entry here.)
Eh, I have a few entries half-written, but I don't feel like finishing them tonight.
So, let's just look at photos I took today walking to and from Merivale Zellers to get my hair cut!
The links below the photos are the photos housed on Photobucket for Google Image Search reasons (since Google Image search doesn't archive any pictures I post directly into the Blogger server anymore, for whatever weird reason). You don't need to click on them. Photobucket shrinks 1280 pixel photos to 640 pixels now, so they're smaller than the 1024 pixel ones hosted here at Blogger, though, if you want to see the photos in their full 1280 pixel glory, I've posted them in my Ottawa Snapshots album, and the better ones are also in my Flickr photostream.
Flags and warning signs indicating construction on Meadowlands. Also, one of those stop sign guys directing traffic.
I like how the flags frame the stop sign guy.
The OC Transpo 111 St. Laurent bus driving by a local police mini-station on Meadowlands in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean.
The next picture is something that has puzzled me for a while.
This mysterious hatch is on Meadowlands, in front of the apartment building near Parkwood Hills school and across the street from the mini-police station. I wonder if the Dharma Initiative has a branch office in Nepean? 4-8-15-16-23-42! (It's all Lost references, for those of you who don't watch the show.)
Now, see, I wanted to get a picture of a city of Ottawa police cruiser, for both the Flickr Police Car photo pool and the Ford Crown Victoria photo pool (Ford Crown Victorias being the most common vehicle used by police departments in North America including in Ottawa).
I didn't see ANY Ottawa police cars today, though I did spot a Ford Crown Victoria.
A rather plain-looking Ford Crown Victoria taxi in a parking lot of a strip mall, in front of the Scotiabank, at the corner of Merivale and Meadowlands in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean.
(Yeah, when one's involved in Flickr photo pools, one gets excited by the most mundane shit.)
Because I wasn't satisfied with the one I took in April, here's another photo of the Merivale Zellers, this time with a Brinks truck come to make their daily withdrawal.
Taking legal risks similar to those Tom Green faced inside the Hazeldean Zellers (when he was doing a comedy routine over the intercom and the manager tried to arrest him), I took a photo inside the store.
Here's the Friendly Cuts barbershop concession inside Merivale Zellers. A decent, simple hair cut for a cheap price. Hank Hill would approve.
I wanted to take a self-mirror-pic while I was in the barber's chair, but couldn't muster up enough courage to ask the hairdresser woman (who wasn't a Korean-Canadian this time, oh well).
Here's my haircut, short and tapered in the back, medium-length bangs, and half-length sideburns. Pretty much what I had last time. If you look closely, you can see my pin of Galaxy Police detective first class Kiyone Makibi from the anime Tenchi Muyo/Tenchi Universe. And I'm pleased the Coca-Cola machines can be seen over my shoulders. That's one more Flickr photo pool I can add this picture to.
The Esso station at the corner of Merivale and Meadowlands. Yeah, I'm also a member of the Flickr Gas Station photo pool.
At the Merivale Esso station, I spotted a 1970s Corvette Stingray with its hood up. From what I could observe, the driver was having a little problem changing the oil.
I felt like doing a second self-pic.
My head framed by the weird drive-thru variant of the Golden Arches at Merivale McDonald's. Say hello to the Kiyone pin again while you're gawking.
And here's a truck, with a giant Big Mac advertisement on the side, making a delivery to the Merivale McDonald's. If I remember what I learned from Hot Wheels cars, I think the cab is a Peterbuilt.
By the way, as much as I think that McDonald's fries are as addictive as crack, somehow I resisted the temptation to enter the restaurant this time around. (We were having oven-cooked burgers and fries for supper, so I didn't want to spoil my appetite.)
Finally, and I'm particularly proud of this picture, The 86 Elmvale OC Transpo bus picking up passengers at the stop on Meadowlands near the corner of Merivale. I presume that they're mostly going to downtown Ottawa. I'm pleased by the overall colour balance of this picture, and I'm pleased that the people getting on the bus are distinguishable enough to give some life to the picture. If OC Transpo ever does another art contest, I might draw this photo.