• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Bay Area Rapid FUBAR

    Maybe I’m too simple. You’re the mass transit for the entire Bay Area. Every day thousands of people ride your service, and have been since 1973, yet, you still can’t get it right. 7 things BARF should pay attention to: At 5pm every day your service is flooded with commuters trying to get down to the trains. Have the escalators working. You are the only form of transportation for a lot of disabled people. Have the elevators working for them. Each train has one driver. It doesn’t cost any more to add cars. Why are you running 8 car trains during the commute hours? Clean the freaking stations. Why do…

  • Wine of the Day

    Excuse me while I whip this out…

    With the Broadway success of The Producers, I’ve heard that they’re bringing Blazing Saddles to the stage. I can’t imagine how that would be possible. However, last night Jan Wahl and Mike and Mary Colhoun brought Blazing Saddles to an outdoor screen at Mike and Mary’s winery, Landmark. I always really liked Landmark for their Chardonneys. Then I had their Steel Plow Pinot. A friend of mine described it as a “pretty wine”. It is pretty. Mike giggled when I told him that. Some drunk girl sang “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life”, which was the answer to a trivia question, Jan asked while we were waiting for the sun to…

  • Home Improvements,  Rant,  Wine of the Day

    Sure is hot out

    There was another mourning dove nest in the apricot tree right outside the newly installed patio doors. I realized that was why the mourning doves seemed to really care about the installation of that door. It kept me inside and away from their nest. There were two fledgings in the nest. Last year there was a mourning dove nest at Toyon in the mulberry tree. The first fledging was tossed out unceromoniously and could not fly. He sat in the freezing cold that April as I kept Beau away from him and hoped he’d make it. Taking him to Lindsey was out of the question as they euthanize if they’re…

  • Body for Life,  Bush is a Moron,  Home Improvements

    Passages

    With the assistance of one of my unemployed friends, some major work occured over the weekend. The back patio door would not even close. OK, it’s worse in this picture, and my buddy is busy taking a time out. Slacker. Actually, she doesn’t want to drink water from the bowl like Beauregard has to and she’s just complaining. After much adeau (I’m sure my Mother will correct the spelling there) we got the French doors installed. They haven’t trued up yet, because we also discovered the real reason men don’t read instructions. The perceived reason is arrogance and machismo. The real reason is vanity and disorganization. Neither of us could…

  • Body for Life,  Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Home Improvements

    Damage was short lived…

    The trick to blisters is to leave them alone. Switch up shoes until you find something that works and let it settle. Never drain them. Draining them makes a wound and then lets air into it. It takes longer to heal and straight up hurts more. I’m back in business and hoping to get to the driving range tomorrow morning. Today I went to Wordcamp. I was hoping to learn about tweaking this page so it was better to look at. While it was interesting, I’m going to have to find that information someplace else…like looking it up. Still I found out about some hilarious other blogs, some of which…

  • Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    Home again, home again, jiggidy jog….

    Don’t we all have stupid little things our Mother’s used to say? My Mother said that. Kick it up a notch! After the plane flight from Hell to Hawaii, I was relatively certain that I wanted to take a different route home. An upgrade to first class was $150. There would be no crying children for $150. There would be leg room. There would be elbow room. I would be able to reach down and actually pick up my laptop bag and remove what I wanted for $150. Really, it was $30 per hour. Actually less since the earphones, snacks and first two cocktails were free. So really, around $119…

  • Body for Life,  Photojournalism,  Powerlifting,  Wine of the Day

    Photojournalism

    The Makaha Golf Club view The flower lei that the lady gave me at the powerlifting meet A ridiculous tee shot, yeah, I had to drop a ball on this one…but I did tee off from the black tees…in my defense. From the 3rd tee at Ko’olau, which is now apparently owned by the Presbyterian church…the whole thing, not just the 3rd tee box And the results of playing way too much golf…or shooting a 139 at Ko’olau OK, and most people fret over the damage caused by vacations. Besides that toe, which was debilitating and resulted in the purchase of flip flops, the damage was…this morning’s weigh in: Weight…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Powerlifting

    Aloha

    Raise the bar, Hey Judge, to 836 pounds! Today was the Honolulu WABDL meet. It was in memory of Sonny Ronolo. I did not know him, but his daughter spoke so eloquently of him, you couldn’t help but feel his spirit. You can go to Hawaii, and then you can go to Hawaii. Spending the day with a bunch of Hawaiians, doing something they would normally do that day, made me have a whole new appreciation for Oahu. Oahu, that I had almost written off because of the congestion, and tourism, and abject poverty. Dr. Lyn Dr. Lyn was a powerlifter. I did not meet her either, but she had…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Dogs,  Home Improvements,  Stuck on Stupid

    Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Ain’t nothing but a dog party! The Fourth of July featured another dog party. I’ll have to quote the invite here, just because it’s brilliant and makes me laugh every time I see the email. It was entitled “The Liberation of Paris” July 4th is on a Wedneday this year, and we should use the opportunity to commemorate, nay, celebrate Paris Hilton’s release from the clutches of the guv’mint. “Legally blonde” is more than a concept, it’s an affirmative defense, because everyone always thinks it’s so cute when blondes do goofy things… Please bring your four legged friends (who, not being blonde, have always been smart enough to avoid violating…

  • Body for Life,  Home Improvements

    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire…

    This morning started with a bone crushing headache. Did that stop me? Nosireebobcattail. So off I went to the gym, sans my gym bag since my brain should have been in the ICU. I got to the gym “thinking” well, I can pretty much remember what I’m supposed to do. So I started my workout and realized about halfway through that I was going to throw up if I didn’t get out of there. So home I went. I laid down and slept for 45 minutes and when I woke up it was gone. Still shaky I decided ripping out flooring was a good idea. I barely remembered that the…