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

the dirty sanchez

very clever new york jets fans supporting their quarterback, mark sanchez

brett favre cries like a girl

after feeling brett favre punch me in the nuts at about 1pm sunday afternoon, i had to go out and try to find a slanderous or demeaning picture of him just to make me feel better about things.

(my fantasy teams won today, so there’s a small 1% consolation i suppose)

speeding you towards the weekend!

some links to speed you towards the weekend brought to you by my alternate identity on FB:

-> great 140-character length short stories, as necessitated by twitter []

I explained to the maid that the handcuffs belonged to my 5 year old. When she handcuffed herself to my bed, I knew my Spanish was bad.

-> making marcos stand at the dinner table when he takes too long to eat doesn’t seem so cruel anymore after watching these nominations for parent-of-the-year []

-> china supplies much of the rare earth metals that help build hybrid auto engines, and they are now looking to hoard it to preserve them for use within their own country. yikes []


-> new pictures of our favorite wal-mart shoppers []

10 best things we’ll say to our grandkids

1. Back in my day, we only needed 140 characters.

2. There used to be so much snow up here, you could strap a board to your feet and slide all the way down.

3. Televised contests gave cash prizes to whoever could store the most data in their head.

4. Well, the screens were bigger, but they only showed the movies at certain times of day.

5. We all had one, but nobody actually used it. Come to think of it, I bet my LinkedIn profile is still out there on the Web somewhere.

6. *

7. Our bodies were made of meat and supported by little sticks of calcium.

8. You used to keep files right on your computer, and you had to go back to that same computer to access them!

9. Is that the new iPhone 27G? Got multitasking yet?

10. I just can’t get used to this darn vat-grown steak. Texture ain’t right.

* Translation: “English used to be the dominant language. Crazy, huh?”

help protect the insurance companies!

the icing on the kanye cake

the kanye west stage-stealing meme is just about dead. this picture blends the best of that whole thing along with the health care debate.

wilkommen zum oktoberfest!

this is the way beer should be enjoyed – with friends at a table

edit: the boston globe big picture always has good pictures too [boston globe]

yo, beyonce’s links are the best evar!

-> do like i just did above for any website []

-> someone suggesting that now unused portion of the sf bay bridge could be used as the foundation for a new small town []

-> fellow MHS 93 alum arrested for peeping and stealing womens underwear [milpitas post]

-> woman’s day magazine posted some awesome ramen recipes. i will be trying these out and will post my favorite. and to clear things up, someone sent me the link to the article. i was NOT reading woman’s day [woman’s day mag]


-> only two days a year when the sun sets in the cross streets of manhattan, named as manhattanhenge to locals. i miss new  york!

giants near sweep of rockies

barry zito pitched great last night to beat the visiting colorado rockies 10-2, which moves them 2.5 games back of the wild card. if they can win tonight, they’ll be a paltry 1.5 games back with 15 to play.

zito earned his $600,000 for the night with 9 strikeouts and just 1 walk. on a side note, barry zito earns about $200,000 AN HOUR at his job. how much do you make?

most importantly, last night’s win assures the giants will have the better head-to-head record against the rockies for the season. this means that if the two teams finished tied in the regular-season, they will play a one-game playoff at china basin, where the giants are 7-1 against them this year.

the season has gotten exciting again now that the giants are finally scoring some runs.

more funny protest video footage

i am not necessarily trying to sway you with my political view, but i think whenever someone can be exposed for being foolish and incompetent, then it deserves a spot on my site. this guy asks some probing questions about people holding their signs and they do not have any answers. it’s obviously one-sided to expose foolishness, but it’s still entertaining to watch.

note: do not watch this if you are a republican