Friday, September 30, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Summer Ski Jump event in San Francisco
" ... The simple formula according to organizers of "Icer Air 2005": watch lots of snowboarding videos, buy nearly all the shaved ice in the Bay Area, requisition a wood chipper and hire an engineer to make sure contestants don't fly through the second story windows of homes along the route."
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
The longer I live here, the more I appreciate and the more certain I am that Friscans and folk from the Yay-Yo derive part of their collective self-esteem from how expensive the place is, as if that criteria puts it on a par with New York, London and Paris - even as they bemoan high costs of living here.
Heh, every so often I get the question -
"So, is San Francisco as expensive as New York?"
And I swear, the look of disappointment is real when I tell 'em "No".
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
Im on another path.
Taking a lok at Buddhism, I am. Yeah, I'll blame California too for this.
Now, am I looking for religion, another belief system? No.
Do I need the influence and suggestions of those who know all about Buddhism? No.
If I do, I'll ask.
Im already familiar with the with The Way. Just by other names, titles, experiences and perspectives.
But now, Im ready for ... something.
A DeSoto Chrysler 300C cab.
Jesus, it was sweet - and Im a passenger. The cool-ass shizzle factor is HIGH, nephew.
(DeSoto test vehicles for Chrysler, so they have everything from Vans to Trucks in their fleet.)
Even the driver was liking the ride, man.
This is a great time for a clean out but make sure you don't get rid of anything that still has some material value. Yes, there's a lot of junk in your life and, yes, you would be better without it, but there may be one or two gems hidden among the garbage, so sift carefully before sending it all to the dump. Virgos are supposed to be frugal, so salvage what can be turned into cash - and get rid of the rest.
A phone call that stressed me out gave me an epiphany:
"I have far too much on my plate with school and work."
"Ha! What you have is too much on your PLATTER, boy."
Co-worker is from Texas ... but anyway, she's right.
I whipped out a piece of paper and scribbled down a to-do list, including the things Ive been putting off.
School, work and sleep take up most of my time, meaning Im at work or school or both 7 days a week. Regularly updating two web sites, precessing daily images I fit in between.
And no time for a sorely needed social life. People can be patient only for so long.
The epiphany? I can handle most of this, but I need to clear my plate.
And clear out the things I dont need.