Thursday, August 30, 2007

Crazy driver lady

This morning while riding around in the car with my wife we stopped behind a car at a red light. We were in the far right hand lane and on our right hand side there was a shopping center. The car in front of us stopped with the back half of the car blocking the entrance to the shopping center and the front of our car blocked the other half. About thirty seconds after stopping, a older lady coming from the other direction turned into the suicide lane to use the entrance we were blocking. I thought that sucks oh well the light will turn green soon and we will be out of the way. However, she decided to block the rest of traffic and just start going. By this time a car had pulled up behind us blocking us where we are. After she entered and blocking traffic she was then trapped and honked at us for blocking her way. When the light turned green we let her go in front of us and she shooked her head and waved us off, annoyed that we blocked her way. It was funny.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

K-Mart in Sacramento

Kevin Martin signed a five year - fifty-five million dollar contract with the Sacramento Kings. Hopefully this next season will bring a lot more wins for the kings. I know i am looking forward to it.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Odd Commercial

The other day I was listening to the radio and couldn't help but notice a commercial for Toyota cars that was directed at criminals. I won't say that I am quoting this exactly but it basically said, "Hi, I'm a criminal and when I"m driving a get-a-way car, I want something that gets good gas mileage. That is why I drive a Toyota." Who thought that this would be a good idea as a commercial. Where they all sitting around in a room thinking, who haven't we tried to sell our cars to? We have the family car, the luxury car, the sporty car...what about a car for criminals? Genius make a commercial and soon enough all the criminals out there will be using Toyotas after robbing the local 7-11. Our sales are sure to take a boost.

Little League World Series

Maybe I am a dork, but I love watching Little League baseball. The kids are playing simply because they love playing the game. At this age there are no egos, everybody plays and everyone has a great time. These are 11 and 12 year old kids who have been chosen to represent their country or region, it is like the olympics for kids, and only for baseball. They are under pressure and they want to win, but the coaches and the players all know that they are out there for fun and when the game is over that is always what it was about. If you haven't been watching the little league world series, I recommend you turn it on. I just finished watching a game which went into extra innings and the game was won by a three run home run to go up by two and win the game. there is nothing more exciting than that no matter what level of sports you are watching.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jim Gaffigan

This guy makes me laugh.
If you have heard this story, enjoy the retelling.

If you have not been to San Francisco right around Pier 39 or Fisherman's Wharf there are a lot of people who's job is to do nothing more than entertain the tourist and get lots of people to tip them. Talent or no talent they find something that they can do. One guy (who is my favorite) sits on the edge of the sidewalk with a bunch of branchs still covered in leaves. His "act" is to hide behind said leaves and scare people as they unknowingly walk by this man. People gather around and watch the man scare people to death and it is quite funny. Anyway a few days before my wedding me and Colette flew into Oakland rented a car and drove throught San Francisco and stopped to meet my brother for a little trip around Pier 39. On the way back to the car we encountered one such street performer who was just getting set up to do some fire juggling. Colette wanted to see so we walked over and did just that. After about two minutes of us being there, the performer decided that I needed to be his assistant and handed me the flaming sticks (which in hindsight I think he was testing me). Soon after that I was in the middle of the circle with him, and very soon after that i found myself lying on the sidewalk as he continued his show now centered around me. Of course many people see where this is going: man juggling fire, me lying on the ground. But this is this man's bread and butter. He has perfected his show and he could just jump to finale. Not yet anyway. Along the way to the finale, a ring of lighter fluid was sprayed around me and then asked if I knew any Johnny Cash songs. (ha ha very funny) And because we were in San Francisco it was then made into a peace sign, with the center lines sprayed up to me (not over me thankfully). Another one of his oh so exciting moments for the people watching was when he had me cross my legs to hold one of his flaming torches between my legs as close as possible to a certain area for a few minutes. When this torch burned out, that was not a problem he could easily relight it and place it back between my legs. I don't remember there being a reason for this other than the comedy of the situation. In preparation for juggling fire over me, he decided to use knives as practice. And of course before he got to me he dropped a knife, picked it up and continued toward me, tripped over my feet and continued on. When he reached my face he stood over me a while making jokes about the "view" and then decided to squat over me for a few seconds. Anyway the trip was made successfully, now it was time for fire. The fire is less exciting to tell about since he just walked over me up from my feet till he had walked up my body. For me this looked really cool...the fire juggling part nothing more. And then the act was over, and he spilled his secret that the ring of lighter fluid was actually a ring of water. All in all the act was about 20 minutes long but fun for those watching.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


For the past two weeks Colette's sister, Cyndi and cousin, Valerie were up spending the rest of their summer vacation. There was a lot of leisure time, but there were a few fun events. First they got to see a concert they were hoping to catch; they were excited, I have never heard of the bands. Second Colette was able to borrow my brothers digital canon SLR (hint for a christmas present ;)) and take the girls out for a few hours of modeling fun for cyndi's senior portraits and of course fun. Colette will probably be posting some of the pictures onto her myspace page. Lastly and the most fun in my opinion was a San Francisco trip. We got up and drove down to pier 39 and spent the day walking around there and shopping. We stopped and checked out the sea lions for a while. The best part of the trip was a boat ride around alcatraz and the golden gate bridge. The boat ride lasts for about 90 min. and cost $11 a person. We were able to get a ride with the same guy that we got the tour from two days before our wedding so that was really cool. He even recognized us. Fortunately, there were no fire jugglers present this time. Which if you don't know that story I will tell it again tomorrow. I don't think i ever blogged about it.

Anyway fun times were had by all.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Bulletproof Backpack

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Is this really where our world has gone?

Monday, August 13, 2007

The New iMac

"All iMac models feature advanced dual-core Intel processors...Banish the clutter. The latest 802.11 Wi-Fi networking and Bluetooth technologies...iMac has all the ports you need for your USB, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800 devices...Choose from 20- and 24-inch widescreen displays....And iMac now supports up to 4GB of memory...Up to 1TB storage."

Does anybody else think they just put a stand on a really cool laptop?

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Cap'n Frap

Last night after a pizza party in honor of Brody and Kristin, Colette and I decided that it was time for some Starbucks and a few less people. We made the short walk and found that a friend was working. This guy is quite bizare. One would think that he is on speed or something else like that. Tonight he was extremely excited to show us a drink that he invented. The Captain Frap. If you like Cap'n Crunch Crunch Berries, this is the drink for you. I was completely surprised to find that his drink was as exact reproduction of the cereal. Now my memory may not serve me properly, but I am sure that, as he is the type of guy to give this to anybody who asked, the drink has crossed many lips and recieved the same response. I am not sure how he made the drink but I think that I could get the recipe if you so desired a Cap'n Frap.