Oh, and lunch might possibly lead to some work. We'll see what happens.
Since I was right there, I went across the street to Tyson's mall. Went to the Apple Store and played with Photoshop Elements, which I confirmed works on Intel and Leopard, and has the features I need (Shadow/Highlight, primarily). So I ordered it from Amazon.
(Bet you didn't see that last bit coming.)
And just who are all these layabouts who hang out in malls during the workday?
Oh, yeah: I'm one of them.
I also stopped by Ranger Surplus, which is on Route 7 next to the old Tower Records. (It's now a DSW shoe store.) I was looking at some cheap German Army officer's jackets, but they didn't fit (right arm length, but too narrow in the not-quite Eisenhower jacket-style waist -- odd).
There was also a box of old patches that looked to be mostly old bowling patches. But a bunch of these caught my eye:
These were really familiar. It took me a minute to figure out -- it's the old logo of the New York MTA -- the Metropolitan Transportation Authority -- which switched to a new logo back in the 90s.
Here's a recent sighting of the old logo, taken by Flickr user soopahgrover:
Anyway, I thought it was odd that the old MTA patches had made it down to a surplus store in Northern Virginia. (Maybe they're helping with the Metro extension to Dulles. It would explain a few things.)
I bought it. Set me back twenty-six whole cents.