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

mr mom end of week links

the wife has been out on a business trip all week so it’s been a little light on the posting since the two boys are a handful at times. here’s what little i could come up with over the past week:

-> while i may have the technicals of photography down, i lack the creativity that others have, like this guy. pictures like this of your kids will come in handy to blackmail them later on as teens when they are pissing you off [my modern met]

-> when you are buying some fancy cheese and get ribbed by your friends, then make them a grilled cheese sandwich with something other than their usual grocery store cheddar (or velveeta) to shut them up [grilled cheese social]

-> when your woman is doubting your sales job about the scientific benefits of fellatio, then show them this authoritative (looking) article []

-> how will my sister liz get her weed if all of mexico is dead from their drug war? local organic stuff from scotts valley is prob 2x as much [onion]

-> any man has to respect a girl who can rise to the challenge of eating 4 brownies, 4 pieces of cheesecake, 4 scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup and 4 cherries in 45 minutes [cardboardshell]

jack johnson tonight at the greek

it would be nicer if it was 90 degrees today so that it would be good jack johnson weather at the greek theatre tonight. i’m going to try and record the show with moderate quality to add to my collection of live music. we’ll see how it goes.

giants on the verge

the giants are on the verge of winning their first NL West title in almost 10 years. they did their part and swept the diamondbacks at home and the chicago cubs took 2 of 3 from the padres to push san diego to near elimination. this weekend’s series should be exciting, at least the first game when the giants win. after that, they can play all their subs and rest their regulars for the playoffs.

where would the giants be without buster posey? compare bengie molina with buster posey? it’s not even close. buster knows how to hit with that L “power stance” when batting – i have no doubt in my mind that it’s the key to his hitting success. i used this technique to pound out homer after homer in our silver stadium leagues in high school.

again, a big thanks to the cubs for taking 2 of 3 from the padres this week. the padres were probably distracted by cubs fans like this one: