Monday, March 27, 2006

the first signs of spring and i'm off on the road to the Golden Gate Bridge. only a few miles from the BART station in downtown San Francisco, i had to stroll through busy fisherman's warf (a.k.a. pier 39) and Crissy field. got to the bridge and i just had to take a picture of Georgiana with the bridge as the backdrop. oh, and the new shoes worked well too...

greek salad for lunch last friday. it's lent and i'm trying ok?

burger and onion rings ...good thing i ride a bicycle...

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

dog is copilot. you've seen the bumper stickers. last night i had to pick up two special guests in the truck. scooby and max sat up, looked out the window, asked for directions...just kidding. these guys are great, perfect road companions. two hours on the road and they were great. scooby as shotgun and max in the back seat.

texas holdem with the boys. top three left. shuffle, deal and play. connector cards are great especially if one of them's an ace ;-).

windmills on the hill beside Vasco Road, Brentwood, California.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

look what i found at the REI store today. these are Pearl Izumi road cycling shoes. the model is "Flow Road" and they were on sale for $28! what a steal! i went on the Pearl Izumi website and they are listed as $149.99 ( ). who likes to shop at REI? i do. :-)

Monday, March 06, 2006

the golden gate bridge southbound from the truck.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

chicken and ribs i found on the side of the road, literally, while working in Fallon, Nevada. i was forced to choose between the usual meal from the fast-food joint or something else. i opted to drive on to the next job site (70 miles away) and find something in between. the angels were listening to my thoughts. a tent and a smoke-pit came into view and i had to stop. two pieces of chicken and four pork ribs with a side of beans later, i was feeling full and contemplating on how extraordinary this lucky find was. in the middle of the desert, on the side of a highway, out of nowhere, these people decide to produce some high quality bbq! good eats...

Friday, March 03, 2006

seven o'clock in the evening on a saturday night doesn't need to look like this. unfortunately, it does. i could be somewhere else. traffic sure makes you think though. i was thinking of how stress makes people do things. motivation to do things is more of what i'm thinking about. i wonder sometimes what really defines us as people. is it the reaction to stress? this may be it. can we define a person from what they do when stress is present? labels? labels used to categorize? hmmm....

here's a bunch of Hooters pictures from the past week...
obviously I was not by myself when these pictures were taken. it has circulated among men that other men frequenting these establishments by themselves are incorrect by doing so. but what really does draw us to these places? we all know the girls are just there to earn a living right? i actually talked to a few of these girls and most of them are college students just trying to earn a buck.
anyway, i've discovered a new flavor of wings that they serve here---the Daytona, as the girls call it. a mixture of all the sauces, this wing delivers a softer kick and has a sweet twang to it. one positive about this flavor of wing is that it can not be served with batter and has to be grilled. healthy Hooters food? i think not. At any rate, the food is getting better at these places and it's a hoot to see families with small children eat here. i mean , come on, who brings seven year old kids to these places, hahahaha.
Matt K., that first picture is for you buddy.