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

don’t let down the purple-helmeted yogurt slinger

marcos is 6 now

…and is still one of the few who can elicit a smile from the elder doyle.

manhattan’s first legal same-sex marriage

it makes france look pretty nice

the film crew most likely did not have an american flag displayed anywhere while shooting.

5 years ago in july

ozzie saving a memory of the scantily-clad belly dancer (at least I hope it’s the belly dancer and not Leyla) for later use.

[link to original story]

only in america

oops – i just got you pregnant

texas gov rick perry and his conservative-majority, creationist state board of education replaced 2x 6-month sex ed classes with a one unit class on abstinence some years back.

by 2010, texas had the highest teen-birth rate in the nation, more than 50% above the national average. it also has the higest rate of repeat teen pregnancy in the nation.

even girls in college have to get parental consent to get birth control.

story from [huffington post] with sources inline

ozzie at 48

the doppelganger of ozark snapped by the astute mikey.

the 405 is toast

all the dire warnings about ‘carmageddon’ went unfounded as we cruised through SoCal with seemingly better-than-average traffic times. the weekend was spent hanging out with good friends and the skimpily-attired men and women of West Hollywood.

of course, i brought my camera and didn’t take a single picture, so we’ll just have to look at these folks having a memorable dinner on a completely empty 405, which is most likely the last time this will ever happen in our lifetime.

beer pong looks pretty fun

knowing me, i would probably start off slow and then win the whole thing. i am my best when coming from behind.