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

hump day distractionary linkage

after noon today, we are officially headed towards the weekend. there’s not much going on, but that’s okay with me too.

-some interesting things caught on google streets, like the guy crashing his bike above. i’m sure there’s a lot more stuff waiting to be found []

-gallery of geeky ascii art. if you’re too cool to know what that is, ascii art involves only using characters you can type on a keyboard, arranged in a certain order, to produce an approximation of a picture on the screen [wired]

-jerry seinfeld’s written eulogy about george carlin, who passed away a few days back. listening to george’s routine’s weren’t all that safe for work with all the cussing and name-calling, but he sure was pretty damn funny. [nytimes]

-there’s a secret vault in denmark that contains one copy of every lego set EVER made. i remember a lot of the sets that are featured in the video. [gizmodo]

-best of craigslist post about someone’s neighbor [craigslist]

i love the old modern rock vids

tri sent me a link to watch some old modern rock vids from the likes of new order, depeche mode, erasure, omd, etc. i love it – i used to watch these on the california music channel with steve masters on channel 26 after school on weekdays. we didn’t have cable back then at home, so that was our only taste of music videos. both of us having older sisters that were into the live 105 stuff at the time probably influenced us a bit also.

you gotta love the costumes and hair of the time

marcos has a big head

it’s twice as big as mine. his friendly smile kind of undercuts the tough image that daddy was trying to portray. we’re sitting outside in the 100 degree heat today. we’ve got a couple more hot days coming up so we’ll have to be creative to try and stay cool.


los altos hills REPREZENT!

dani the intern left us today for greener pastures and greener building codes. note the ‘shocker’ hand sign. splendid!

get you closer to the weekend

its been an interesting week – a little slow, but still busy. i sense some big changes coming at work. from a reduction in the lunch crew to a suspected reorganization. on a side note, i’m bringing mama hall back to the airport on thursday morning like at 5am, so i think i’m going to keep this short and sweet.

-there’s no ugly girls in the world, just poor ones [makeovers]

-if there’s any girls reading, you might consider that you have a fetish for asian men and you don’t even know it. [sfgate]

-drinking brings out the worst in people (beer goggles, toilet sleeping, public erections, etc.) [sloshspot]

-this guy was so close to finishing the marathon, nothing would stop him from crossing that finish line, not even massive diarrhea. this is not for the easily disturbed [nsfw] [mixmakers]

-awesome, comprehensive collection of photobombers – you know the types that sneak into the back of your pictures somehow. [asylum]

congratulations wifey

the wife graduated on saturday after 8 years of school. mom and grandma came out to see her and felicia do the walk.

happy fathers day!

let’s move to oklahoma

so i’m browsing digg and reddit trying to find some new headlines for, because that’s whati do all day. this particular post was of interest – it’s a video of a young girl firing a machine gun at a “full auto shoot” show in oklahoma. now, i wasn’t quite sure what to expect here, but after wasting a few minutes of my life reading, it seems that you can go to this show, rent a gun (handgun, machine gun, etc) and shoot at things like moving cars and or other targets to make them explode.

i like the website for the event – [oklahoma full auto shoot].

bill maher does religulous

this is tri’s work…i guess he’s past the ‘my first video’ wizard tool in final cut.

within 2 shots of big d

with tri up here this weekend to see charlotte, we got the boys together to play 9 holes at pruneridge. considering the reporting here on has been light of late, i thought i would post my scorecard from sunday:

yours truly had three pars and two bogeys mixed with the requisite snowman, enough to put me within two shots of derrick. i also beat tri and chau, but i expect to these days so it’s not such a big deal as it was for me to be within 2 shots of big d. kidding. don’t get your panties in a bunch.