Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cincinnati - Day 3

I got to stay with my dad's parents today. The highlight of the day was between going to visit my dad's crazy cousin and getting "kidnapped" and driven around downtown Cincinnati and Kentucky. But for the sake of my sanity, and therefore readability, we'll go in chronological order.


Within the past couple months I bought an iPhone. I bought it telling myself I was only going to get the free "apps", but, of course, I caved. One of the apps I decided to invest in was Shazam! 



Shazam! is an application that, if you're listening to a song on the radio, in a restaurant, etc. and want to know what song it is, with a couple button pushes, will tell you not only the title of the song, but also the artist, album, lyrics, and a link to purchase the song in iTunes.
 
Even though we basically found  a "warning" that the app was not designed to detect live songs, humming, or anything but recorded music, she was still determined to try singing. Originally determined to sing Leonard Coen's Hallelujah, she found her stash of Beyonce lyrics...
 

Everyone on the trip has been rather mesmerized by the seemingly limitless possibilities of the iPhone, but my dad's cousin was especially impressed by the Shazam! app.


I'll let the video speak for itself, but I will say it includes dance moves.


One might think after quality entertainment like that it just doesn't get any better. Actually, as I was walking up to bed, my friend who moved to Cincinnati from Florida called asking if I wanted to go get ice cream. I felt like we were on an episode of Gilmore Girls with all the quippiness. He said he really liked my hair, it would look so much better if I didn't talk as much. I said something about Hellen Keller (don't ask) and he made a comment about him liking her since she couldn't talk. I returned with something similar to "she couldn't see or hear either, so, yeah, she'd be perfect for you." Somewhere along the lines, the idea of ice cream got thrown out the window and somehow we wound up in downtown Cincinnati, then at a waffle house in Kentucky. But do you know what else is in downtown Cincinnati? A library! Sorry the pictures are dark, but it was about 12:30 A.M., we almost walked into a homeless person's "home", had a guy pull over to tell us we were in a "bad part of town", and...yeah - all sorts of fun stuff!


My picture of  the fountain at 12:30 A.M., and some random picture I found off the internet of the fountain during the daytime.


Same story, different pictures.




Most of the library is already in one giant building, but the children's department and some other things are actually across the street in a different building!

2 comments:

  1. ah, the downtown library. this is a good one. though i have yet to go around the whole place as it's huge. I love the fountain though. I told my sister I wanted one for my house when I move out.

    Lauren

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  2. It is huge! I'm glad I've been able to visit it in the daytime during opening hours before. Did you want a full sized scale fountain? lol Do you live in the area?

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