Friday, October 7, 2011


Steve and I saw the survivors of the 82 fighter group talk about their experiences flying the Lightnings in Europe and North Africa, and cruised all over the airport in a 1968 Chiang Jiang sidecar rig and a golfcart. Thanks Jim and Rick!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

branching out

though I proclaim to have a need for hearing music I've never heard before, I often do let weird little prejudices interfere with hearing some bands' music. Take Cradle of Filth for example. Heard the name, seen some images at Hot Topic...kinda wrote 'em off as a "Mall Metal" band. Well, today I'm gonna listen to 'em. Campy so far, but there are some redeeming aspects too so far. Any suggestions on what to listen to?

Friday, June 3, 2011

more awesomeness

the chills

if there is ever a time for music that gives you the chills, friday morning at work is it! 0720hrs

also, this particular song perfectly describes my job.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Endeavour Launch Today

being fond of the space shuttle program MY ENTIRE LIFE, I'm all set for an emotional experience today when they try to push the last one into orbit. I think the subtitle of my blog applies to the shuttle as well. If all goes well, they plan on parking Endeavour at the museum of science and industry here in L.A.! I'm hoping for an edwards AFB landing. here's the link to NASA tv for the launch, planned for 3:47pm FL time; 12:47pm west coast time yo:

Friday, April 22, 2011


early shift on a 70 degree friday morning is fine. brought the burb's lowered seat brackets to grind with the shop's wheel, seen sticking out o' my sidebags.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ha! it's a boy!

Jasper. 6lbs6oz. Currently nursing his 31st hour away.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Great Blog

kinda addicted to this one last night and today. Travel is eminent.


Blasting it at work. So much tape and vinyl to transfer to computer.Cemetry Gates (Rank) Lyrics - Smiths

Thursday, November 4, 2010


nothing like looking up when you're down; this sci-fi moon shot this morning was a boost to my mood. rode up to signal hill to see the sunrise. good stuff.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Prop 19 Legalize it Tax it

Never understanding why alcohol was legal and marijuana wasn't, I'm hopeful that Proposition 19 will pass tomorrow. Measure B here in the LBC will tax it in line with other intoxicants. Again, hopeful, though steeled for my usual election-day letdown. And if there are any tea party folks that don't vote this in, they are indeed hypocrites. This measure will take the guns and criminal element out of this MULTI-MILLON DOLLAR trade, and the most recent study expects the street value of cultivated weed to drop 80%! Wake up America -- if weed isn't legalized, we should return to prohibition. The only difference between marijuana and alcohol in my experience is that no one gets violent when smoking pot.