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

humpy day filtered news

here’s some pre-filtered links if you’re wondering when friday will be here:

some cool business card designs. i like the 3rd from the top – a set of lock picks [crazy leaf]

worldwide signs lost in translation a little bit [asylum]

so maybe it lowers the risk of cancer, but it doesn’t mention the increased risk of blindness [bbc]

i wish i lived back in the day to see hottie flight attendants in miniskirts [darkroasted]

army units under increased stress – see suicides at all-time high. can we just get the F out of the middle east? [yahoo]

longest slam dunk

yet another fine example of a japanese game show

i can see marc doing something like that when he’s older, like 3.

go giants!

on sunday, the girls were headed out for some girly stuff and so marc and i went to catch the giants game. the weather was 78 and sunny, even in the city, so what better way to kill an afternoon than by watching the suddenly resurgent (albeit, a micro-resurgency) sf giants.

i was first greeted with the price of admission to the game – $29. the oakland game i had gone to prior was only $15, only because it was a preseason game as i had later discovered. $29 to watch a baseball is kind of a lot, especially if i have to start paying for 2 tickets because…

so marc and i headed to the gate with the 1 ticket in hand for daddy, since marc is 2 so he’s free. the ticket collector wanted to see marc’s ticket but i told him that he was 2 and he should be free. here’s what ensued:

ticket guy: where’s the ticket for the boy?

me: he’s only 2, he doesn’t have a ticket

(slight pause and furrowed brow)

ticket guy: sir, it’s obvious the boy is older than 2

me: (disbelief) what?! he’s 2, and kids 2 and under are free

ticket guy: if he was 2.5, i might let him slide, but he’s obviously older

me: (turning to marc) how old are you marc

marc: (meek 2.5 year old voice) two-and-a-half

ticket guy: well, i’ll let you slide this time, but next time bring some proof or something

me: (whispering) sit down clown!

i’ll make sure to bring a birth certificate with me next time, even though that could be forged too because there’s no picture attached? maybe we need the real id, like those people at the airport? considering that i will have to buy a ticket for him soon, i don’t know if i can do $60 ballpark days as often.

anyway, i almost caught the john bowker home run in the 4th but missed it by maybe 6 inches. it hit some guy walking by on the forehead – he didn’t even see it coming. ouch! i had thought my catch attempt was more manly that it was. i caught it on the post-game show back at home in HD and it showed a pretty sissy jump by me. i could have had marc a souvenir.

oh yeah, the giants won.

seems like marc had a good time there:

statutory rape

further evidence confirming that men, no matter what species, are just about all the same:

warriors lost last night

they’re pretty much done for the season. the first quarter went really well and the fans were into it and then over the last three quarters, iverson, camby, melo, and jr smith punched every warriors fan in the gut with their performances, even the babies. on paper, the nuggets seem to have a better team, and the warriors just seem tired. bleh. i also think the nuggets have a team tattoo artist because almost all of them were done up.

suicide prevention links

since the warriors lost last night’s game, we’re doing all we can from jumping off that bridge. these links might at least delay you a little bit before you jump too:

play super mario bros in a browser window []

pretty cool stitching of a bunch of pics to make a little movie [vimeo]

housing subdvision in the shape of the starship enterprise [google maps]

tilt-shift photography gives new perspectives on common views [portfolio]

say you had an annoying passenger next to you on a plane. just reach for your laptop and browse to this site. lift your hands as if praying and maybe chant something unintelligible. it ought to shut him up good [countdown]

warriors vs nuggets tonight

in case i hadn’t told you, i will be at the warriors game tonight vs the nuggets. it’s such an important game for so many reasons. they are both battling for the 8th spot in the playoffs. if the warriors and nuggets were to finish tied in the regular season, the first tiebreaker is head-to-head record, of which right now the nuggets lead 2-1. if the warriors win, then they tie up the season series and we now to go conference record as the tiebreaker. on that note, the nuggets are up one game there, too. so…the warriors basically need to win this game to make their bid for that playoff spot much stronger. if they lose, then denver is in the driver’s seat and will probably make it in.

if you try and call me tonight, i wont answer because i won’t be able to hear you over the sound of how awesome i am for scoring these floor seats for this game.

i also printed out a few baron davis paperbeard’s, but forgot them at work!

hard to get a refund on this

i suppose the idea sounded good after a few drinks at the bar.

little consolation this weekend


the stanford lady cardinal make it to the ncaa women’s championship game by beating uconn behind candace wiggins 25/13.


zito gets hammered again to start the season 0-2 with 6.30 era. his salary is more than the gdp of some small countries, yet he can’t seem to get the outs. i think he would be pretty good at silver stadium, though.


the warriors lose to the hornets on sunday to stay just out of the playoff race. it seems like they’re getting tired the last few games here, shooting terribly and seemingly out of gas.

the only consolation here is that i am going to thursday night’s game vs the nuggets, a team they are in direct competition for that last western conference playoff spot. i could only secure floor seats for the game, so i’ll have to make do. if you didn’t read that right, i do have floor seats for thursday’s nationally televised game in oakland.

praise the lard