Leap Year

Leap YearIt's the 29th of February. Anyone have their birthday on this day? If so, do they only count years that they can celebrate as their age?

I heard that there is an old English tradition that states that on the 29th of February a woman can propose to a man. If he refuses then he has to pay up! That could be anything from an item of clothing or something of her choosing.

Ladies! Would you take advantage of this tradition if your man was taking too long to pop the question?

Men Make More Money

I first need to say that this is not my theory but something that raised an eyebrow over lunch. I was talking to a someone while waiting for the lunch truck and he asked me what I thought about a theory he heard: "Men make more than women because men have to pay for the woman (dinner, going out, movies, gifts, etc..) Basically, paying for both so that's why they need to make more."

What do you think?

Snapple Real Fact #117

Snapple Facts

The starfish is the only animal that can turn its stomach inside out.

Aren't you jealous?


If you're addicted to flickr then you'll really like watching FlickrVision.com. It uses the flickr mashup api to check which photos have been recently added and gives you a sample image and location using google maps to show you where it was uploaded from. Pretty cool if you ask me. What do you think?

IOMEGA Zip Drives

Get Your Zip Drive

I went with my friend to purchase some computer stuff by my work, and I noticed the sign as we walked in. Zip Drives? What? I remember the 100mb zip drive a bazillion years ago, but wondered why they still had it listed on the sign.

As my friend is looking around for stuff, I ask the sales guy, "I'm looking for some zip disks. Where are you stashing them?" The guy looks at me with that "dude?! What are you talking about?" look.

I point to the sign and say, "Well...you sell zip Zip Drives, you sell the disk for them too, right?" Then we both start laughing. He says, "I guess we should take that sign down, huh?"

Did you ever have a zip drive?

Lunch Plans

Her: What's the lunch plan? Esther's?
Me: Dunno. You have something in mind?
Her: Anything.
Me: Okay, how about Anthony's?
Her: Nah, I had fish yesterday.
Me: Uh...The little deli.
Her: I'm not in the mood for a sandwich.
Me: Brickyard?
Her: We just had that Friday.
Me: Harry's?
Her: That would take too long.
Me: Chineese? What do you want?
Her: I told you! Anything except Chineese.
Me: Okay where do they sell this "Anything," so we can get moving. Otherwise, I'm going to Esther's.
Her: Geez! Touchy today aren't you?
Me: :)

80th Academy Awards

80th Academy AwardsNope. Didn't watch the award show since I didn't see any of the movies or know many of the actors that did win. I think that going to rotten tomatoes is more fun, anyway.

The only time that I did watch was for extra credit for my speech class in college, but these types of shows don't interest me. How about you?

Not a Trash Can

Make sure to follow instructions, okay!

Volleyball in Oceanside

Heather's team had four matches up in Oceanside, Ca. today. I managed to shoot one game of softball down at Discovery Park and I headed to Heather's volleyball matches.

By the time I got there the $5.00 parking guy was gone but finding a spot was still pretty hard. Luckily, I found a spot after someone left to go get lunch. Heather did well and the team had fun even though they didn't do that well overall. During the downtime, Heather took over my camera and the girls laughed at all the pictures that I had taken since everyone has funny expressions when they're playing.

Another side note was that the indoor bathrooms were for the women, and the men had to go outside and use the portable toilets out in the parking lot. Gee thanks.

San Diego Drivers and Rain

Rain! The trip wasn't that bad and the a CHP Officer in his rain coat was standing at the usual car pool trap. He didn't look very happy in the pouring rain but now I'm thinking this trap isn't a random thing.

Snapple Real Fact #60

Snapple Facts
The tongue is the fastest healing part of a human body.

I guess our body thinks we'll be damaging our tongue on a regular basis?

Car Pool

My friend asked if I would pick her up on my way to work. I agreed with the condition that I would leave if she wasn't ready when I got there. Let's see how long this car pool thing works. I'm predicting two days.

Immigration issues at the street level

You're probably innundated with political promises by the candidates and one of these topics is immigration. When my friend Alex and I were down at the lunch truck. I asked one of the Pedicab Operators if business was good for a bit now that the rain had subsided. He said, "Oh yes. But more because the INS and police have cracked down on those not foreigners that aren't supposed to be working here that buy up all the bikes and force us out." He had made enough so far today to enjoy a good warm lunch.

Later he stated, " you know they come here on short-term permits but they stay longer than they are supposed to and take our jobs. Now the Americans can get more fares."

What's your view?

Total Lunar Eclipse

I like astronomy so I had my camera ready for the total lunar eclipse but didn't think I would get a shot since it was so cloudy...and I was right. Well, here's a sequence of images of what I hoped I would see.

Did you get a peek?

Rainy Nacho Day

Esther the Lunch Lady It was raining pretty hard so I called up Esther to see if she was actually coming by. She laughed and told me that she was only 8 lights away and to be outside in 5 minutes. I put on my raincoat and headed out there.

There was only one other person brave enough to weather the rain. No wait at all. :) Esther asked, "what kind of soda do you want?" As I turn, she smiles tells me that she is merely testing me. She knows that I haven't had any sodas in about 10 days.

Fender Bender

Totaled Car I usually go down to the little mini-mart in our building in the morning to get munchies. Today my friend was late and as I was about to head down, out popped my friend out of the elevator. She told me that she got into an accident. What? Nothing serious but a broken tail light. I waited for her while she put her stuff away. I asked if she got pictures, or a signed statement that that was the only thing wrong. She said, "Oh no, he was really friendly."

As we walked down I said, "don't be surprised if he starts wearing a neck brace and that broken light turns into a couple of thousand dollars, wants his car painted and ..." She laughed at me...but not for long. She got faxed a quote for $1,500. He wants the fender replaced, tail light, oh, and the car painted since there are now some scratches :) btw, that's not the accident picture in case you're wondering.

Just wait a couple more days and his neck will start to get sore. Then I got smacked in the arm then get asked, "Oh...can I borrow $2.00?"

Happy President's Day

Woohoo. I get the day off and again woke up at the regular time since my Monday through Friday alarm doesn't know holidays! Now there's no holiday to look forward to until later May 26th, Memorial Day. A friend called me up and we talked for little bit and I gave some advice. Now whether they take it or not is a different story but they wanted to hear what I had to say.

Did you do anything exciting or just kick back?

I dropped something


How many of you know how to juggle?

Softball Opening Day

Today was opening day for the softball league that I volunteer for and we had a surprise guest - "The San Diego Chicken." Not very many of the girls knew who he was but a lot of the parents did!

It had just rained the previous couple of days so our field crew was up early getting the fields ready to play. They did a great job.

I was there the whole day and the kids are the ones that are the most excited to see me because they know that I will be taking their action shots (if there is some) and posting it on the website.

Heather was supposed to help me photograph the T-Ballers but she went to Arizona to watch her sister during the long weekend. I called her during the 7:00 p.m. game and asked for a little update. I told her that she'd get photo credit if she helped me. :)

Some people asked about "the hat," but I couldn't find it. Regardless, I didn't get sunburned this year. Two and half more months before all-stars...

Slow Motion Bullet

Chinese Astrology

Horse Dog

Today my friend and I went to China Camp for lunch downtown. While we were waiting for our order, we were reading the little place mats with all the Chinese astrology signs. This just happens to be Chinese year of the rat and I found out that I was born in the year of the horse but most importantly that I'm 95% compatible with a woman born in the year of the dog. I take all this stuff just for fun...how about you? Or do you believe that when you are born determines everything?

Happy Valentine's Day

I got into work this morning and I had chocolate chip cookies on my laptop table. I read the card and went over to thank her. She just smiled and said, "You're welcome."

I had a surprise for the girls in the softball league. I changed all the colors to pink, and made a little softball valentine with an arrow going into the softball. Now what to come up with for April Fool's day. The season starts this Saturday and I'm exited about seeing everything, it's been a long time since I've seen some people....

She'll Let You Know

My friends online and in real life, sometimes ask me about stuff and one topic was how some break-ups could occur "out of the blue." But I told him that no, it doesn't just happen like that.

It's not what a guy thinks concerning what will make his girl happy, it's what she tells him about what will make her happy that counts! If he ignores this, then she'll be gone...because he just didn't listen.

By telling, I mean: her reaction, body language, mood, communication, etc. Remember that just because you stop fighting about things doesn't mean that it's not an issue anymore. It's that she's given up for whatever reason.

Then when it's too late, it doesn't help to blame it on everything or anyone else and think that you had no part in it, because then even your friends (the honest ones will just tell you you screwed up, and learn for the next relationship) will know you left things out of your story.

Dumb Question #1

WilsonI wonder where "Wilson" from the movie "Cast Away" ended up floating to? Where do you think he washed up?

Brother Mine

My sister lives across the country, and asked (she greets me with 'Brother Mine') if I had a webcam so that she could get hers set up. Sure...I flip mine on and poof there I am but I couldn't see her. After suggesting things for about an hour we finally got hers to work. First thing I saw was her raising her arms in victory! LOL

Since she has several IM clients they were fighting for control of the camera and neither could use it.

Do you use video when you can't be with your loved ones?

Composite Shadow

I took this last Wednesday while waiting for my supreme nacho lunch from the roach coach truck (apx. 11:05 a.m. for those trying to figure out the angle)

These are actually two shadow photos pasted on top of each other so that you could see my arms since I had to hold the camera with the other. :)

If I were still doing my 365 then would this count as a self-portrait?

Great Day in San Diego

I picked Heather up after calling and saying, "Let's get out of the house!" We went down to Discovery Park and it was full of girls practicing for the new softball season that starts in one week. Ran into so many people that I knew and of course the question I always get, "Where's the camera!?" There will be time for that next week :)

We went to volleyball practice later and she and I arrived early and played a little 2 on 5 against her team mates for fun. We did okay :) I'd love to have her as my partner for 2 on 2 sand volleyball since now she can probably do better than the majority of our weekly sand volleyball crew.

Snapple Real Fact #77

Snapple FactsNo piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

I had someone try this at work yesterday and they said they could do this. Can you? I think Mythbusters tried to disprove this one with a GIANT-sized paper, but I didn't see the episode. Try it and let me know what you find.

Single Signal

Dick Clark on American Bandstand Have you ever had a word that messes you up? For me it used to be the word single and signal. At one point I was in a school movie and I played the 'Asian Dick Clark.' Our version of "American Bandstand" You could of guessed it was some sort of parody, right?

In the particular scene, I was supposed to say, "Let's give it up for Buddy Holly and his new hit single." I jumped into camera view with my cheesy little microphone and kept substituting signal instead of single. Luckily, I was doing this with all my friends, and at first we couldn't stop laughing. But after several takes, we all got frustrated and by the time I did get it right, my picnic red checkered jacket was on crooked. Nice! We ran out of film and exhausted our budget so it was a wrap.

We played it for the class and somehow the speed was wrong, and that combined with the crooked jacket, messed up chipmunk sound; people thought we did it on purpose. It was a hit, a Charlie Chaplin type wannabe movie. We got an "A."

Have you ever thought you messed something up bad, but things ended up better than you thought?

Pizza Delivery Tip

If you buy this $10.00 large pizza for delivery, you're charged a $2.00 delivery fee, then how much should you tip the delivery person when they show up?

The Mile of Men

Mile of MenRadio station Star 94.1 in San Diego does it's annual "Mile of Men," tomorrow. Men call in to the station and they sort of audition to be placed on a list of guys that will stand on the side of the road with numbers. The men also send in photos to be placed on the website so the ladies can see what's on the shelf for the next day to pick from. Women drive by really early in the morning on the big day and call into the radio station and pick "their" man for Valentine's Day.

These women go wild driving up and down frantically looking for another guy after their first choice is gone. At times, they then then just give up and ask for anyone ages, "30-40." I'd hate to be the last guy standing after over one hundred other guys got picked, but at least they have a date, right?

If you were a guy would you do this? And, if you're a woman; would you drive down the mile and pick a man?

Happy FAT SUPER Tuesday

The Gaslamp in San Diego was being blocked off for Fat Tuesday this morning and a convoy of porta-toilets lined the entire block on one street. They're ready are you?

How many of you got automated calls to remind you about Super Tuesday? I got some on my home and cell. I guess they assume nobody watches the news, gets on the internet, listens to the radio, or checks their mail.

Does it annoy you when you get home and turn on the tv and the anchor on any major news channel says, "With 5% of the vote in...we are declaring Marey Carey the winner!"

My blog is worth?

My site is worth $71,579,097.How much is yours worth?
You've see them everwhere. These little "how much is your blog worth" banners showing an exact figure, but I think my blog is worth ZERO. But it seems like website calculator thinks it's worth just a little bit more. Go ahead, enter this blog in the little box on their website and you'll see. After you do that, let me know what you think! :)
I know why it's valued that high (71+ million USD) but it flucuates rather sharply but what's a few million dollars? Do you know why it's valued that high?

Snapple Real Fact #10

Mosquitos are attracted to people who just ate bananas

Hmmm...Now there's a gag gift idea - a banana spray! I wonder if that would work?

Super Bowl 42

Giants HelmetPatriot Helmet

The final score Giants 17 Patriots 14. The game was rather boring except for the 4th quarter when the game came down to do or die. Sorry, I'm not into defensive type games. Shoot-outs please!

I would have liked to have seen the Patriots win and go undefeated, but having a huge upset is pretty good, too. In the end it turned out to be a good game with Eli coming through at the end. One thing with all the hype concerning their undefeated season is that the Patriots probably will be in one of those Southwest Airline commerials - "Wanna get away?"

Did you like the game, half-time show or commercials the most, IF you watched?

Pre-Game Ooops

Did Terry Bradshaw just say what I thought he said concerning Howie Long's "F"ing Head, on the Super Bowl pre-game show? Yes...He did. :) Let's see what happens now.

Ordering at a Restaurant

I went out to eat (what's new, huh?) and when I sat down the new guy gave me a menu. The regular server took it away from me and gave it to another table with a grin on her face. "Do you want your usual?" She asked in Spanish. "Si...con mas salsa por favor."

When you go to a restaurant, do you look at the menu but order the samething anyway?

Super Bowl Hype

Nobody gives the Giants any hope of winning the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Patriots are supposed to just walk into the stadium, sweat a little then collect their Trophy. But as I recall, the last time they met the game was pretty close only a three point difference. When the Pats played the Chargers...Brady didn't really play all that stellar. The Giants have a lot of confidence coming into the game after beating the Packers.

So...who knows.