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

a night to remember

could they not have picked a better theme for the alzheimer’s party?

13 more years of school

we just had one finish high school and we are starting anew with the son. not even a year off to relax – great family planning there. he’s at the same school that i started at and i saw a couple childhood friends bringing their young ones on the first day of school too.

as of noon today, there has been no call from the office about marcos being involved in some physical altercation or trying to pilfer the supply cabinet of the teacher.

doylez bring bad luck to the giants

the giants could not complete a sweep of the cincinatti reds today at att park.

the doyle clan took caltrain up to the game for an end-of-summer family outing before school starts next week for the kids. we had a good time, but couldn’t stay for all 12 innings of the game, which the giants eventually lost. the boys liked the train ride, but maybe less than i thought. next time we’ll take the ferry into the game.

i still have faith in madison bumgarner even though he killed my fantasy stats today. on the flip side, joey votto hammered the giants today and he also is on my fantasy team. for all of his production (4-7, 2HR, 4RBI) i gave a discreet fist pump to myself so as not to anger the surrounding giants fans.

if only we had video cameras

suddenly our dunking pictures from back in the day look pretty amateurish compared to these kids enjoying their summer break. if only we had a pool and a video camera (and balls) when we were younger.

marcos masters the photobomb

marcos masters the photobomb. i was going to take a picture of mom walking back with the baby and he jumps up to get a face in.

urban dictionary defines the photobomb.

do not taunt happy fun bull

happy birthday logan

happy 2nd birthday logan. he’s perfectly happy to walk around with dried chocolate ice cream caked to his face.

keith olbermann speaks the truth

keith olbermann has some good things to say about that proposed “ground zero” mosque. i can’t believe there are a lot of people in this country who get brainwashed by the right wing about this kind of stuff.

my wife loves diesel engines

hopa girl says happy hump day

-> for a few minutes i thought this was real, but then she commented on farmville (?). when i look at my own reports on our work connection, it’s clearly porn that everyone is looking at.

original here [the chive]

her response [the chive]

-> comprehensive study that shows depression hits losers the hardest [the onion]

-> list of movies ranked by how many times they use the word ‘fuck’. i admire the amount of work put into this sort of research [wikipedia]

-> the king of all photobombers lives in the UK [the berry]

[urban dictionary tells you what a photobomb is, if you just woke from a 5 year nap]

and…

-> i love to sleep although i found that i can manage with less these days. before it was minimum 10 hours but i can skate by on 5-6 as i do on most weeknights [ny times]