Thursday, May 30, 2002

No longer Vegas...doin' some northern Cali touring

Well, my friend Miriam is organizing her b/d first it was goin' be in Vegas, but now, we are goin head up to Bodega Bay for a day, then over to Napa for wine tasting and then over to Clear Lake to Dave's mom's place. man, that sounds complex for a vacation. lol


nufin terribly exciting going on right now. Planning on a Vegas Trip. woohoo!

Sunday, May 26, 2002

Carnival in SF

Well, the parade was merely ok. The floats where kinda cheezy, the customs a bit on the cheap side. Not at all what I expected for an event touted so well. Ronie said it has been a lot better. One thang...there was a lot more people that normal...way too many for the festival at the end of the parade route. We got out just as the parade was ending, and thousands of people following it into an already over crowded area. If any of today's pictures turned out good, I'll post some of them here.

Memorial Day Weekend..."Yes, that's right"

Solidly into the weekend now. Yesterday, I took care of a ton of chores around the house. I finally don't have one laundry item waiting to be washed. Of course, as we all know, that won't last for long. Also spent over $160 on groceries. Yes, that's right, I went shopping. Amazing but true. lol Hopefully I got enough stuff where I won't need to do that again for another 6 weeks (other than thangs like milk and bread of course...but that's was online grocery shopping is for) Today, I'm heading over to Carnival with my friend Ronie. Should be fun! Tomorrow, I gots a bbq with a few friends at my place. Yes, that's right. I'm gonna be cooking. Watch out! lol

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Out of Trouble

Well, I'm completely in the clear for that truck I totalled (because of a malifunction in the vehicle) back in Jan. I got AAA to reverse the orignal findings of fault. Because I've been involved in 4 accidents within one year period, I had to contact the DMV. Because most of the accidents aren't my fault, I was able to get an over the phone hearing instead of having to go take a driving test out right. So, the hearing went well, and I was cleared of needing testing. YEAH!!! So, all of this started out with a lame ass accident in Nov '01 if you remember, where that Yukon was trying to squeeze by and I bumped into him. jerk. anyways, that lead to me getting the rental truck while the car was in the shop. The car was in the shop longer than it shoulda been, giving me ample time for two accidents with the damn truck. There's actually previous entries in my blog about some of this. Out of all this, it's only going register as 1 or 2 points (I gots to check on the rear-ending if the person claimed injury, which would add one more point) on my driving record. I think I'm lucky it wasn't 5 points. That woulda sucked. Of course, I do have a ticket on my record from over a year ago, so it will push me up to 2 or 3 points total...not leaving me any breathing room for mistakes now...but then again, I've gone for 10 years without any...just gots to do it again. :) ::hoping::

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Monday, May 20, 2002

Orange Blossom and Clearlake

Friday night, a bunch of us friends went out to this karioki bar place in Japantown in San Jose. Had a good time. Steph, that chick mentioned before, was there. She was teasing me, but wasn't cool cuz Dave, his g/f, and I had to take off around 11 to be on the road to head over to his father's place near the Manteca area I think. I didn't mind though. lol of course. Anyways, next day we where in some place called Knights Ferry and rafted down river with some friends or co-workers of Dave. It was a lot of fun. But it wasn't "White Water" all that much cuz the river was flowing to high and fast. There was some parts, not much though. After that, we headed over to Clear Lake to his mother's place. Awesome place and increditable view of the lake. Good eating the whole time there too. :) Rounded everything out with a brief stop over for dinner in Napa. Got to watch a lot of movies on the road cuz he's got a portable DVD hooked up in his car. Fun weekend, and restful.

Friday, May 17, 2002

Attack of the Droids II

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. I'm impressed, and that's not easy. It's not the greatest film of all time, but then again, what film is. I liked it. The beginning is a bit slow with the forced acting style that belongs on a broadway play stage and not in a movie, but once the movie hits its stride, it is great. nuf said...go see it. :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

United Way homework

Man, I finally caught up and got all the work done for the volunteer community I'm on for the United Way. It took a bit longer for me to get the reports and scores done for the agencies we visited. Now, just have the one last meeting to go to to work out which agencies are recommended for more/same funding and which ones we recommend get a cut in funding. Doesn't sound fun, but I'm happy my personal obligations are taken care of finally.

Monday, May 13, 2002

Drive into the Hills; Wilderness Sports Car; Freemasons

I started out the day early enough...prolly around 8 or so...and just got in my car and drove, just to see if I could get myself lost. I like doing that once in awhile. I ended up in the hills over looking the Silicon Valley. I don't know exactly where I was at most of the time till I got back down the other side of the hills to the Almeden Reservoir. Didn't get back till like 11, when I went to get my car washed. I felt like that guy in the Acura TL commercial driving the windy backroads...of course, I got the car before that commercial came out, I think. :) Near the top of one of the hills, I ended up in a nature reserve, got out and looked around for awhile. I saw a large hawk or eagle flying at about my level, looking for prey in the tree filled canyon below when I looked one way. when I looked the other, between hill sides, I could make out downtown San Jose, and parts of the valley.

Just as I was leaving, two guys and this hot chick in a professional sports car (sponsorship decals all over) and a ford truck where parked on the side of the road just below me. What the hell was a sports car like that doing in the middle of the wilderness? LOL The chick looked like one of those girls from the hotrod mags. I smiled and waved at the them as I drove by. I caught the girl checking out my car (at the very least) as I drove off. :) Maybe they where up there to take pics of the car for a magazine. Then again, prolly good spots to get any good shots where they were. I thought about asking, "Hey, what's a hot girl like that doing up here?" as a joke to see what kinda reaction I'd get out of the girl when the guys knew I'd be talking about the car. lol I didn't though.

So after all that, I got some Jack-in-the-Box (love those spicy chicken sandwiches), then sat in the sun and read this new book I got about Freemasons and their possible links to history. Nufin exciting? It is an interesting read cuz from the outset, it challenges perceptions of the monotheistic god we all claim to know and love. lol All that reading gave me a mild headache, and by this time it was around 5, so I tuned into the rerun comedies on TV until the Fox Sunday lineup came on. I'm bummed that they took Futurama of the air, damn it. and now, here I am, typing.

Oh, I did update my backpage to use so now I can add links anyone's blogs much faster.


Once in awhile, I do'll this...links to some entries in the past...
Bayquon Story funny story...if you can follow along. lol
and Answers to Life the universe and well...

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Comments from YACCS

So, I "upgraded" my comments code from YACCS. sucks... lost of a lot of good comments from everyone in the upgrade. bastard. Ok, now I have more abilities for my comments...notice the new link...pretty cool. :) Use in good health, everybody.

Stanford Baseball

I went to the Stanford baseball game against Cal last Sat. That was a lot of fun. I got tickets to go today too, but eh, don't much feel like it right now. Maybe later. Right now, I'm watching a show on discovery about where hitler's body ended up. interesting stuff.

Friday, May 10, 2002


"The politics of failure have failed. We need to make them work again!" I love that episode. :) Tonight, going out to some art show with a friend in SF. Just sitting here online waiting for the e-mail with the address. la la la hm hm hm eh...


Thursday, May 09, 2002

United Way Committee

Well, now's the time I gots to do my homework for the United Way committee I'm on. After all these site visits and interview presentations, I gots to write up a brief report on each of the agencies, with kind of a grade. This is turning out to take longer than I thought. Takes time to put together all the input and come up with something that makes sense. The organizations we are grading are good groups, with a lot of heart, and fulfilling good needs in the community...going to hard to put one over another.

Sunday, May 05, 2002

Weekend in May

Well, Friday, Steph stood me up, so I just hung out with my friend Dave and actually caught an episode of Dark Angel. I wish they put that on a better time. oh well. A friend of mine gave me tickets for the Stanford-Cal baseball game on Sat. That was a lot of fun. Stanford won! Yeh! ...not that I truly care other than they were the home team. lol Also caught the Spiderman movie! Highly recommended! Go check it out!!! :) Today, went to the Los Gatos creek trail and walked it for the first workout (yeah I'm using the word loosely lol) I've had in a long time. All this time in the sun is giving me freckles everywhere. lol ok...don't take that statement too literally. :) Good start for a good month I hope.