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

feeling better links

it was pretty interesting last week, but we’re back to the grind this week.

-> nbc is lame for caving in to jay leno. he’s old and not funny. let conan have his turn [wsj blog]

-> yemeni guy now living in canada writes about how his sisters used to shop for bikini’s and now they are content in burqa’s. no wonder everyone is so upset in the middle east, when their women are wrapped up in big blankets all the time and out of the public eye. ridiculous [globe and mail]

-> boston globe’s big picture section covers the paris-dakar rally [boston.com]

-> james bond-ish eyeglasses with a video camera attached [wired gadgetlab]

-> the latest oatmeal column – this time about ink cartridges [the oatmeal]

megan fox now dating peter north

if you don’t know who peter north is, don’t click on this link to find out [wikipedia]

doyle boys (almost) hike up mission peak

to cap our winter break, the four doyle men hiked up mission peak here in fremont. we picked the more leisurely ohlone college trailhead instead of the shorter, steeper stanford ave trailhead because of the kids. that was sort of the problem – it was almost too leisurely and mateo fell asleep about halfway through, which sort of aborted the trip. i don’t know if i could lug that 30lb wet noodle all the way up the rest of the way, even at that granny incline. i think we’ll try again soon, leaving earlier in the morning so we can make it back down before the boys have to take their naps.

the boys got a 2x dose of grandpa this christmas as grandpa hall came down from portland for the holiday and they got to hike today with grandpa doyle.

Happy MMX!

don’t get caught doing something embarrassing in your New Year’s party picture!