The last time I was in Los Angeles, Figment and I were on Sunset going to Meltdown comics, and I magically started to recognize places. Places in Los Angeles are becoming familiar to me, which sort of blows my mind a little.
Then when I was in Seattle last week, I kept noting places for when I’m back in town for Serious Play. I found coffeeshops with truly stunning coffee (as opposed to the merely great coffee), a great Thai place (Thanks, Mona!) and a not-so-steep walk from my hotel to the conference.
Been There Map would have a one-button function to instantly mark my current location on a GPS, and allow me to add a little note like this is where you always turn left, Meg, but the subway’s actually to the right or watermelon margaritas I’ve been meaning to try.
Then, instead of getting directions based on those confusing street names and compass directions, I could see that where I’m going is two blocks down from the bad Starbucks or across from the good bookstore.
I think I want my real life to have the type of functionally that computer RPG maps have.