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

barbie the computer engineer

trivia: barbie’s real name is barbara millicent roberts. i can’t imagine her lasting long in the geeky, lonely, virgin-infested world of computer programmers.

old rusty links being cleaned off

it’s time to get back into supplying some link action for my readers:

blue bottle coffee

-> the mercury news is just a couple years behind in their lifestyle column bringing up blue bottle and philz coffee. maybe it’s time to find a new place now that mainstream folks will be clogging up the stores. [mercury news]

-> the top contributors to obama’s campaign include google, microsoft and harvard university. mitt romney’s top contributors are all banks (jp morgan, goldman sachs, morgan stanley). i can’t speak for the validity of the source, but it doesn’t surprise me. [open secrets]

-> the article says that early pot use could cause iq decline in adulthood, but liz seems to clearly buck this trend. maybe she can start her own business coaching teens, like isaac, on how to manage it. [sf gate]


the most addicting donuts

i knew jesse was a cook, but they never mention donuts on the show.

the real gateway drug

the real gateway drug

the calm before the storm


the few moments of calm brotherly love before entering a lego theme park. it’s a little misty here in carlsbad bit still warm enough to sweat chasing the boys. if there ever was an approved occasion to put a leash on a boy, this is the place. it’s a nerdgasm for both children and middle-aged adult males.

boeing 737 cockpit lego set


marcos put together this very fancy boeing 737-700 cockpit from the lego sets he got for his birthday.

i got daddy skillz

i have boys so they’ve got the 24/7 bed head – no need for fancy hair stuff. this is for al and big d.

save me from the 4 year old


usa captures the gold medal of shame (by a wide margin)

concerned about bart


about the overall condition of the trains and when the new ones will be here.