my life

i’m a warriors fan and enjoying their recent success after watching years of deplorable success with players like alton lister and kevin pritchard. i have my second electric car. i recently put a deposit in for the new tesla model 3 car but was disappointed at the interior and potential for problems since it’s the first model year of that car. i grew up near my parents and my kids grew up near their great-grandparents which is fantastic because i grew up far from extended family.

my rides

toyota mr2

geo prizm

volkswagen passat

bmw z3

volkswagen gti

bmw z4

audi s4

honda civic hybrid (ouch!)

ac transit van hool a300

the silver bullet

honda civic hybrid (again!)
vta gillig phantom 5813
chevy volt at-pzev

marcos likes fantasy sports

the secret is out: he’s the one responsible for my recent 4-game win streak.

midweek hump links

well, its officially humpy wednesday and since it’s past noon, we’re on a trend towards the weekend already. here’s some stuff to fill some time:

vato throws his lady under the bus and gets caught [movin 997]

i’m glad i’m over 30 already – mandatory draft? [omaha register]

readjusting the “small world” ride at disney for fatties [wired]

french people eat fattier food than us, but stay skinny [sbregister]

10 pound hairball

elizabeth sent me a fascinating news snippet about someone who compulsively eats their own hair and hadto have a 10-pound hairball surgically removed recently from their stomach.

the best part is how the story included pictures of the actual hairball that was lodged in this woman’s stomach.

now, isn’t that lovely.

source: []

snoozing at work

i am an ardent supporter of taking a quick snooze at work. the problem is that i snore so loud i usually give it away. here’s a couple things you can say to save yourself if you get caught napping at your desk:

5. “They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen.”

4. “This is just a 15 minute power nap they raved about in that time management course you sent me to.”

3. “Whew!” Guess I left the top off the White-Out. You probably got here just in time.”

2. “Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close?”

and the NUMBER ONE thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk…

1. Raise your head slowly and say, “…in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

…but you didn’t hear it from me.

i feel fried today

seems like a busy last couple months. i’m looking forward to some relaxing upcoming holiday weekends. check these out today before you head home for the weekend:

picture essay on kids dreams of flying [janvonholleben]

huge list comparing all fast-food items [caloriecounter]

be careful about sharing myspace/facebook info with coworkers [valleywag]

ten weird fetishes, like girls that sneeze – site slightly nsfw [doubleviking]

barry is done for

barry made it interesting while he was here. it was pretty obvious to everyone that he was on the juice, erm, flaxseed oil. if flaxseed oil rubbed on the thighs worked that good, imagine what it could do if you rubbed it on your arms, chest, neck, wang, etc.



victor conte thinks that they don’t have a case against bonds, but recent moves by greg anderson and marion jones seem to indicate the us attorney has a strong case. who knows? i’m just glad he didn’t re-sign and then have to dog all the questions over the next season. the giants have enough problems to deal with.

it’s a shame the giants missed out on the a-rod sweepstakes, although i don’t know if they were ever officially in them to begin with.

the chronicle always has good information about the latest barry news.

always choose rock

interesting take on the rock-paper-scissors game:

dont teach your kids…

…how to use the family camcorder. ever. at the very least, don’t show them how to post things to myspace.

24 hours of flights

normally, the faa puts out some dull information i suppose, but this guy from ucla has turned it into something interesting, with fancy graphics and a nice beat in the background.

there’s a little bit more info here []

peet’s is good coffee

i bought peet’s ground coffee from safeway the other day in lieu of the usual safeway stuff. i made the mistake of telling the wife, who has an affinity to the safeway select brand. i should have staged the whole thing like those hidden camera coffee commercials some years ago.

‘we’ve secretly switched the coffee at this fancy restaurant to folgers crystals. let’s see if anyone notices.’

of course, i got some chirping when i let her know of my experimentation. something about ‘not authorized’ or ‘why didn’t you clear it with me’.

this morning, i get the following over chat:

[09:32] leslee: the peets coffee is good
[09:32] leslee: doesn’t have the extra flavor of the safeway

excellent! it’s not a clear admission, but i’ll take what i can get!

side note: peet’s business is rising, kind of the ‘anti-starbucks’ [yahoo biz]