Zoom in, see the pink flamingo? That's my house...

I was using Google Maps the other day and was struck by how profoundly different even the simple things in life are today from when I was a kid (and I'm really not THAT old). Obviously, sending directions to people on MapQuest and now Google Maps is the norm for a lot of us in technology. But yesterday was different than most. I sent the map and directions using the email link, but I sent a follow-up comment to my friend saying "Switch to the Sattelite View, Zoom In and you'll see my house, its the second one from the end on the left side of the street with the pink flamingo in the front". Well, maybe the pink flamingo is an embellishment...but then again, maybe its not. 10 years ago I was drawing a house with a pink flamingo, now my friends can see it. You have to figure I confused a LOT of my friends with the drawings too...I'm a software engineer, not an artist. Oh yeah, the downside of all of this technology comes when my home association uses automated google-sattelite scanning to detect my pink flamingo and fine me without even having to drive by in their vans with the funny magnetic signs.
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