where is haywar?

i spotted this on a truck the other day.

if you can imagine the guy driving this thing and how his accent might be, then you can understand why it says haywar on the side of his truck.

warriors are finished

i could tell by about the middle of the third quarter that the warriors were slowing down. whenever i see a couple airballed three pointers (i have lots of experience with this), it’s a sign that you’re tired and don’t have your legs under you. when utah comes at you in the post with boozer, okur, ak47, millsap and harpring, you don’t have much of a prayer. those guys are big and don’t have to run much in sloan’s slowdown halfcourt offense.

it was a great run, though, and i’m excited to see what they can do next year as long as everyone comes back.

i make strange faces

when i use the restroom, i make strange faces, as i think most guys do and i’ll even toss a body shudder in there once in a while. i don’t know if i could get myself to go in a bathroom like the one below. it’s a real, working toilet with heavily mirrored walls so the net effect is a one-way mirror.

here’s the view from the outside:

and the view from the inside:

i’ll spare you a picture of the face i would so love to make inside one of these deals.

happy monday links

here’s some stories that may delay you from getting your workweek started.

us soldiers losing custody of their kids while in iraq. totally wrong [msnbc]

don nelson is still the hero this season, even though the w’s are down 3-1 [wpost]

usb home webcam/bb gun device should keep the schwan’s guy away [engadget]

you may have heard about jett travolta…here’s another sad story [cmu]

(and at least a little good news)

make your own southpark character [sp-studio]

45.2 mpg is pretty good

so i picked up a honda civic hybrid a couple weeks back. i wanted to get something with the carpool stickers so i could save some precious morning and afternoon time. with the wife finishing up school, i’m on kid duty and i could easily save 45-60 minutes each day by scooting along in the carpool lane. another side benefit is that I double the audi’s gas mileage without even trying.

on this tank of gas, i got 45.2 mpg and went over 500 miles on a single tank of gas, which is just over 10 gallons to fill up. in this age of $4 gas, this represents a huge savings. it’s a big change for me, too, because i’m starting to give in and realize that there are more important things to spend your money on besides cars. i never thought i would get to this point, but i guess everyone does eventually. i’ve had the opportunity to drive some nice cars, but i’d rather spend my hard-earned money on some more rewarding things, like my kids, wife, and house.

anyway, i’m also geeking it out and making some neat charts/graphs of my mileage with the hybrid. i’m sure you’re all anxious to see them.

sit down clown

so the warriors blew their chance in this second-round series, losing to the utah jazz at home tonight. the jazz play pretty solid fundamentally, as can be expected from a jerry sloan team, while the warriors were firing up threes like they were playing at milpitas high school on a friday afternoon. the game was pretty exciting until about 4 minutes left, when the warriors just couldn’t buy a bucket and the jazz widened their lead. the game was pretty much in hand and okur tries to add insult by dunking the ball with just a minute to go.

richardson took the opportunity to express his disgust at this turkish fool by laying him out. that was the right call for sure. i bet jerry sloan didn’t appreciate that move either. you already won the game, why try to dunk home those meaningless points.

taglish lessons anyone?

Here’s some taglish that sounded pretty accurate.

1.  Use TENACIOUS in a sentence.
I went to the shoe store to buy a pair of TENACIOUS.

2. Use DEDUCT, DEFENSE, DEFEAT,and DETAIL in a sentence.
DEDUCT jumped over DEFENSE,first DEFEAT and then DETAIL.

3. Use DEPOSIT in a sentence.
I hear dripping in the sink. I think DEPOSIT is leaking.

4. Use PERSUADING in a sentence.
Jack and Jill got married on June 1, 1997. So on June 1, 1998, they are going to celebrate their PERSUADING anniversary.

5. Use DEVASTATION in a sentence.
Every morning I wait for the bus at DEVASTATION.

6. Use IRAQ, IRAN, and EGYPT in a sentence.
IRAQ is bigger than a stone. IRAN faster than my friend. EGYPT is smaller than a truck.

7. Use PAUL four times in a sentence.
PAUL, be carePAUL, before you PAUL in the PAUL.

8. Use CUISINE in a sentence.
I hope you studied last night because our teacher might give a CUISINE math.

9. Use PAMPERS and PAPERS in a sentence.
At the gas station, some people PAMPERS and some PAPERS.

10. Use SCHOOLING in a sentence.
Ring, ring…..Hello? Who SCHOOLING?

11. Use TOENAIL in a sentence
To get to Kaneohe, you must go through Wilson TOENAIL.

12. Use PENIS in a sentence.
Before my boy go outside and play, I tell him to PENIS his homework.

13. Use EMPIRE in a sentence.
Ready! Aim! EMPIRE!!!

14. Use DEFICIT in a sentence.
When I go to the pool, I check out how DEFICIT.

15. Use HOSTESS in a sentence.
Hello? Hello? HOSTESS?!!

thanks to cath for bringing this to my attention.