• Dogs,  Photojournalism,  Powerlifting

    Somewhere between raising Hell and amazing grace

    This is Crossfit’s workout for yesterday Back squat, 1 rep Shoulder Press, 1 rep Deadlift, 1 rep I didn’t do that. I did this: Deadlift till knees 115 (4X1) 135 (4X2) 160 (3X2) 175 (3X4) Bench press 115 (5X1) 135 (5X1) 160 (4X2) 175 (3X2) 185 (2×2) 175 (3×2) 160 (5×2) 135 (7×1) 115 (9×1) Flat dumbbells “flies”10×5. Deadlift 115 (4×1) 135 (4×1) 160 (3×2) 185 (3×5) Leg Curl 10X5 Usually I do kettlebell swings with that workout, but I forgot yesterday morning. I was hustling to get through my workout, shower, etc. and out to an open house I was doing for a friend. It’s amazing how you can…

  • Body for Life,  Powerlifting,  Title Insurance

    We have all been here before

    The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal published this piece today. The full text is posted here, but really, if you are a regular pinkbunnyears gentle reader, it’s deja vu, because EVERYTHING save the Mike Vera quote and the $21 million figure have been posted here already. In some cases, months ago. The Wine Dog is dialed in, not to blow my own horn, but goddamn! We all knew about this already. I need to walk over there and see if they’ll tell me when the rescheduled date is, but we know it exists. We knew about the Labor Commission’s unprecedented action against Mercury Companies. Come on Patty, did you think…

  • Powerlifting,  Stuck on Stupid,  Title Insurance,  Wine of the Day

    Forgive, sounds good, forget, I’m not sure I could

    There’s been some gremlins in the Wine Dog’s mailbox as of late. (insert the sound of information coming in over the wire) Just heard thru the vine that Gateway Title (what’s left of it) is closing as of the 15th. LandAm had been shrinking it for the last few years. Only thing left was Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, both with minimal people. Two title units and three or four escrow offices. Next for closure is United Title then Commonwealth. The surviving LandAm companies will be Lawyers and Southland. Don’t know if this is for all of California or just SoCal….. Ted’s Not So Excellent Title Adventure could get a…

  • Body for Life,  Corporate Wankers,  Dogs,  Rant

    It’s dyin’ and that’s what I have to lose

    Why, oh why do I listen? And why do I make plans at 4:20 a.m.? judi has been on me to try Crossfit. It looks fascinating to me, but I already have a full workout that I do three times a week. And three days of HIIT cardio from Body for Life. And I ride my bike 10-50 miles a week. And I’ve been walk/jog/running 3 miles three times a week. And I work. And I’m carrying 9 units at the local JC. And we’re not even going to talk about stupid little red dogs that make a big old mess I think for the sole purpose of getting my…

  • Title Insurance

    Till my ammunition is dry

    Another Google key word top ten (in the order of my personal amusement) Midgets and Dobermans Pink Bunnies in San Francisco Hate Bill Foley Patty Hauptman John Harritt Angry Pink Bunny (do you think this is a friend of mine?) Alliance Title Company shutting down (uh, you’re four months late) Come on somebody why don’t you run (this is actually one of the tops searches to get here) Bunny ears Munchenhausen syndrome (andthe more I repeat this, the more these poor schmucks end up here) For the title folk Radical had this up on her page yesterday, and I’m going to link to it today. Ed made a mistake and…