• Wine of the Day

    Drive it like you stole it!

    In a fit of temporary insanity, The Contessa called me last Saturday night and asked for assistance retrieving his new Carrera from the Porsche dealership in Redwood City. Of course, I would help a friend in need, but I’m pretty sure I need to drive the Porsche. OK, Richard Edson is my hero and I felt like him pulling out of the dealership. So the first thing I have to do is get the thing onto Highway 101. That was just screaming scarey. The gears are so tight on that thing. We got up to San Mateo and stopped by 750ml had a beautiful DuNah Chardonney in a flight of…

  • Bush is a Moron,  Corporate Wankers

    Missing the point on immigration

    The right wing of this country is spending oodles of time and money beefing up the border patrols and immigration sweeps and building a freaking ridiculous wall to keep the Mexicans from crossing the borders and taking jobs away from Americans. Except that ship has sailed and the jobs have been already taken away from Americans. Not by Mexicans and Guatemalans and Central Americans swimming across the Rio Grande, but by corporate wankers outsourcing our jobs to India and the Philippines and Pakistan. Not one Guatemalan walked across the Arizona desert to become a title officer for six dollars an hour. Plenty of engineers in India have stayed home and…

  • Bush is a Moron,  Corporate Wankers

    Missing the point on immigration

    The right wing of this country is spending oodles of time and money beefing up the border patrols and immigration sweeps and building a freaking ridiculous wall to keep the Mexicans from crossing the borders and taking jobs away from Americans. Except that ship has sailed and the jobs have been already taken away from Americans. Not by Mexicans and Guatemalans and Central Americans swimming across the Rio Grande, but by corporate wankers outsourcing our jobs to India and the Philippines and Pakistan. Not one Guatemalan walked across the Arizona desert to become a title officer for six dollars an hour. Plenty of engineers in India have stayed home and…

  • Body for Life,  Cycling

    Three day weekend

    I’m getting ready to go for a long bike ride with Javier. We’re meeting at Heather Farms and going up Mt. Diablo. The last bike ride I went on with him, he took me on the Olympic trials course in Orinda. He thoroughly kicked my ass, then I think he went a rode Bear Creek after that. He’s easily lost 50 pounds and looks great. I hadn’t seen him in a while and I didn’t recognize him. I would like people to not recognize me. Not everyone, just certain people. This morning’s numbers Weight 211 Fat 36.4 BMI 36.

  • Cycling

    Three day weekend…

    I’m getting ready to go for a long bike ride with Javier. We’re meeting at Heather Farms and going up Mt. Diablo. The last bike ride I went on with him, he took me on the Olympic trials course in Orinda. He thoroughly kicked my ass, then I think he went a rode Bear Creek after that. He’s easily lost 50 pounds and looks great. I hadn’t seen him in a while and I didn’t recognize him. I would like people to not recognize me. Not everyone, just certain people. This morning’s numbers Weight 211Fat 36.4BMI 36.

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    BARF = BAY AREA RAPID FUBAR

    I’ve certainly had my share of adventures on BART. More than most people. There was the crazy homeless guy shouting from the Embarcadero to Rockridge where we told him to get off because we had called the police. We called the BART Police at Embarcadero, they finally got on the train at Walnut Creek and proceeded to try and hold the train there. Dude, the crazy guy got off at Rockridge, you’re three stops too late. Can we just go home now? Then there was the crazy guy who was beating his head against the closed door at Embarcadero. He had bloodied himself and was hollering I don’t even know…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    BARF = Bay Area Rapid FUBAR

    I’ve certainly had my share of adventures on BART. More than most people. There was the crazy homeless guy shouting from the Embarcadero to Rockridge where we told him to get off because we had called the police. We called the BART Police at Embarcadero, they finally got on the train at Walnut Creek and proceeded to try and hold the train there. Dude, the crazy guy got off at Rockridge, you’re three stops too late. Can we just go home now? Then there was the crazy guy who was beating his head against the closed door at Embarcadero. He had bloodied himself and was hollering I don’t even know…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Expect photojournalism

    Today I’m meeting a contractor at the new house. I expect his report will read a little like War & Peace and won’t say anything about the fact that I hate the carpet. I’m going to have to figure out an honorable way to get out of my lease around the first of September. I’m bringing my trusty camera to this event so I’m hoping to return with some photojournalism. I’m just thrilled for the free pass out of work at 3pm today. The weather is absolutely gorgeous here and right now, I really miss my sales job. Sales people have it made. If it’s pretty like this, you take…