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

first day of school 2011

all these kids are getting older.

friends becoming school people

who would have thought these guys would be teachers when they got older?

alex is a middle school teacher at a school in san francisco [sfgate.com]

fellow lonetree alum phil winston, now principal at palo alto high school [csu eastbay]

billy is the pe teacher at curtner, here standing with alex, discussing lesson plans for the upcoming week over a pint of PBR.

 

oreo shake is high in calcium

kids calcium intake is really low these days, especially compared to when i was growing up. it’s hard to believe that this shake is 90% of the RDA for calcium. that’s crazy! all in one drink. they should be giving these out with school lunches!

mind your beeswax

i wonder if pure appraisal could get a good value out of this house? i also wonder if this is covered by homeowner’s insurance.

never forget – 8/23/2011

earthquake on the east coast

it’s funny to us how the east coast folks responded to a magnitude 5.8 earthquake the other day, since us californians probably wouldn’t even notice such a temblor while going about our daily lives. but some east coast folks got a little ticked that we are making fun of them and one of them responded with this:

touché

land of the free, home of the poor

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michele bachmann loves the hot dog

gunning for the male vote recently. it’s working for that guy on the left.

lazy kids these days

that’s just like biting string cheese in chunks.

mission peak first-timer

on my only day off before my new job, the daughter and i hiked up the 2,500-foot-tall mission peak in fremont. after hearing some initial grumbling, we kept going and did the whole trip up and down in 3 hours. halfway through, she started to joke about having a moving walkway to the top, like what we see at airports.

we’ll see how the next couple days go for her muscle soreness.