Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tour Guide

Someone has to explain this to me.

Why is it, whenever people go on vacation, they spend half their time taking pictures of landmarks.

If you go to Paris - I don't need to see your picture of the Eiffel Tower. I've seen thousands of pictures of the Eiffel Tower, and every single one of them was better. Even the one my 3 yr old nephew drew in crayon - and he told me that one was actually a cow.

Now, if you take a picture of you WITH the Eiffel Tower. I get it. You needed evidence you were there. So when you say, "One time, I went to Paris and saw the Eiffel Tower" no one can question you. Or if they do you can bet them $5 and then pull out that picture.

So to avoid more boring pictures of Cleveland, I have a proposal -

I want to be the new Cleveland landmark.

When people come to Cleveland, I don't want them taking another boring picture of the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame - I want them taking pictures with me. I'm pretty open to interpretation - we can do it OUTSIDE of the Rock Hall, or anywhere else. Maybe I'll wear a funny shirt. Maybe we'll do something funny like point at each other and make stupid faces. I don't care - it's your life, man.

I just want to make YOUR vacation in Cleveland memorable. And to give you something to look back at and say, "Wow, that Narm guy sure is a handsome devil." Or, "Remember how much fun we had in Cleveland because we weren't just taking pictures of inanimate objects the entire time?"

I'm serious about this. I want to be more famous than Drew Carey. I want the dozens of tourists that accidentally come to Cleveland each year to get that perfect shot. Of me.

I want to be your Eiffel Tower.

13 comments:

Moooooog35 said...

Are you saying people actually VISIT Cleveland?

On purpose?

Weird.

Kristen said...

Ha ha ha! Drew Carey... love it.

zwinggi said...
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zwinggi said...

yeah you do.

eiffel tower on UD

Stacy said...

Ok. You're on. I was looking for something to do on this year's staycation. Expect a message from me later to set it up... @jukebox65

Fizzgig said...

you would be the most interesting thing to see, unless someone sets the lake on fire (that one never gets old!!)

Anonymous said...

...sounds kinda creepy. i use to think you were so cool....now i think your just weird. cleveland - for vacation?

Tracy said...

Drat. If only I'd known sooner about your generous offer of punching up my Cleveland photos I wouldn't have planned my summer holiday to the Oregon coast. Maybe next year.

Denise said...

Last Friday I went to the indians game, and this friday I'm going to the rib fest. All I can say is that although I have a legit fear someone will be hiding under my car to cut my achilles tendon and end my life, it's more fun than Stow.

ANG* said...

ya know, i would love this. EXCEPT every time i come home...someoneeee is unavailable to hang out. cough cough.

SO the weekend of july 16th. that is going to change. you got it buddy?! ;)

i dare you to be my eiffel tower...

laurajane said...

i have 2 friends who: 1) are visiting me this summer 2) are fans of this blog, of you, and of the plum and her blog. 3) they have already said that it is their goal to get a picture with you and the plum when they visit. 4) i think it is hilarious and awesome. 5)i will be contacting you once i find out when exactly they will be here to make arrangements.

Jez said...

Please go to the Youtube and search for "CLEVELAND TOURISM VIDEO". There are actually two versions. And now you know why your plan to be more famous than Drew Carey will fail.

Anonymous said...

It's going to be hard for you to beat out "Rod Stewart" as the new cleveland party picture guy. Good luck!