Friday, November 2, 2007

Starbucks and the Apocalypse

Wednesday night I had an odd dream. I was standing around in Seattle when suddenly the city was attacked by someone or some army or something. It wasn't terribly clear what was happening, but it seemed to be bombarded by artillery shells. Large things were being fired into buildings from an unknown source until nearly the whole city was leveled; mass destruction as far as the eye could see. I was only about a block from the edge of the new Seattle wasteland; I was too awestruck to run in fear. The last building I saw before the boundary of the grey nothingness was, of course, a Starbucks.

For some reason my first thought was not "holy crap someone just destroyed Seattle," but rather "I bet a lot of places are going to close; I should get lunch now." So, I walked over to the Starbucks and ordered a big hunk of bread and some sort of mixed juice drink that was called an "apple tumbler" or something. The guy behind the counter and I were the only people I saw left alive.

When I got home (not sure how I managed that), I checked on Live Search Maps, which had impressively already been updated after the attack. From there I could see the extent of the damage, as well as see aerial satellite photos.

The dream kind of ended there. But congratulations, Internal Microsoft Advertising: now Microsoft online properties are even showing up in my dreams.

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