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Tourist in my own town.

Saturday was Christina’s birthday and the party was set for H.Wood, which is supposed to be one of the hottest spots right now. Not for me. I hate clubs. I prefer the dark bar, where your feet stick to the floor a little bit and no one cares what you’re wearing as long as you have on pants. Sometimes not even that.

I was secretly hoping this place would be somehow different from the rest of the clubs. It mattered not. We ended up showing up after the guest list closed and there was no way I was going to spend thirty bucks just to get into the place. Of course since Michelle has boobs they said she could go in for free. I told her to go in and that I’d just walk around Hollywood for a while.

I’ve been up to the Hollywood and Highlands area a lot in the past, but I never stopped to look around at all the tourists. I knew they were always there, but it was interesting to have time to just watch them and see their fascination with Hollywood. There were lots of people gathered around Michael Jackson’s star on the Walk of Fame. The Spanish speaking tourists were enamored with Ricky Martin’s star.

After looking at people for a while I ducked into Hard Rock Cafe to see this. It’s the first live implementation of Microsoft Surface that I’ve ever seen. A whole wall of  Microsoft software running and not a single BSOD!

It has no real practical use for the every day user but the specialty applications for this are limitless. They were using it to display images of rock and roll memorabilia and give information on the pieces.

I even learned something. Dr. Dre is way behind with labeling mediocre headphones with his name. The Beatles did that with Koss headphones back in the day.

It’s always interesting to get a new perspective on something old that’s supposed to already be familiar. Perhaps I should look around more often rather than hurry though my daily routines.