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

word of the day – business shower

(noun) – 1. an intimate shower taken between 2 persons solely for the purporse of saving time, completely devoid of any sexual connotation.

“Oh shit, my alarm didnt go off”
“Shit… I have to be at work in 20 minutes”
“We’ll just have to shower together”
“Hey man, thats gross”
“Nah its cool… It’ll be a Business Shower”
“Aight dog”

lifted from [urban dictionary]

more random stuff from there if/when you’re bored [urban dictionary]

happy birthday marcos!

a couple more years and we’ll be needing to tend to the uni-brow.

happy friday!

FTW! look at the smile on this guy’s face. he doesn’t look like he’s in much pain at all. damn marin county people.

today’s deep thought by jack handey

I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. “You don’t have to tell me,” I said. “I’m off the team, aren’t I?” “Well,” said Coach, “you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you’re wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times.” It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that’s when I felt the handcuffs go on.

moon landing conspiracy (and…is pres obama a citizen?)

we celebrated our 40th anniversary of landing on the moon on the 20th, but there are still some people that say everything was fake – it was an elaborate ruse to win the space race back in the day. conspiracy theories are just too much work for me – whatever happens, happens.

top 10 conspiracy theories [time magazine]


this one is more recent – there’s a group of people who firmly believe that obama was born in kenya and thus not eligible to be president of the united states, contrary to solid evidence proving otherwise []

a congressman from delaware is accosted by a proud us citizen at a recent town hall meeting. it makes me glad that i live in california – where people are more laid back about this kind of stuff.

UPDATE – i will have to eat my words about californians because this congressman from california, mr ted campbell, still has some doubt about president obama and his citizenship. i first thought he was from some hillbilly town like hemet or lamar in the central valley but he is from newport beach. is newport beach that bad? chris mathews of cnbc finally persuades tom campbell to admit that he believes president obama is a natural-born citizen. this is insane!

no computer at home links

since free time at home has been curtailed lately with getting the boys to bed, most of the personal web browsing has been happening at work during, ahem, break and and lunch time. there are even some nights that i do not even turn the computer on at all. IMAGINE THAT!

feel sorry for me by reading these stories:

-> artist chris jordan has some great pictures showing the effects of mass consumption in the world [matador change]

-> a sampling of state fair foods shows that you can deep fry just about anything – and some of it actually looks good []

-> marcy wheeler says the word “blowj*b” on MSNBC but this mom says she is not offended [firedoglake]

-> president obama plays hoop and so old hoopsters are dusting off their air flight’s to get some valuable face time with the president. i think that if i was president, it would be pretty much the same thing, only much more competitive []

-> scientific evidence proves that sleeping can solve a lot of problems. i rode this wave for years prior to me settling down and having a family []


-> olan mills, those overpriced purveyors of fine photography otherwise known as the k-mart photo studio, showcase some of their best work from the last 20-30 years [blogspot]

a note from jack

i didn’t find this myself, but i would be pretty upset if i did find this on my wrecked car.

all your cheerios are belong to me

i’m in UR room eating all UR CHEERIOS..UM NOM NOM NOM.

final thought before the weekend

this guy in india is asking a free neighborhood medical clinic about his partially-developed, unborn conjoined-twin-brother growing out of his stomach.

you’re welcome.

peet’s is better than pearl milk tea

get a 2-for-1 coupon for iced peet’s drinks up till today only using this coupon! [pdf]

i would take peet’s coffee over a pearl milk tea anyway as i’m not a big fan of the little pearls at the bottom of the cup. i definitely take no joy in having that large straw in my mouth sucking the little pearls into my mouth.