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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 []

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:


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.