Tuesday, May 27, 2008

i got to ride a "Zero" electric motorcycle this evening.


its a lot like a mountain bike with a motor, but wow wow wow

with better brakes and a lighting system, this would be a very very fun commuter

science. it is our only hope.

and? we are underfunding it, to piss our money down a sandy hole in the desert.

A brilliant discussion of what we COULD have used six TRILLION dollars for?

Yes, this really irritates me.

think of all the education, scientific research, housing, energy, argh!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Its a boat. And it floats! We took the Pirogue Mark made us out for a wee paddle today. Our hope was to go to Almaden Lake Park down the street (city of san jose, not county), but wouldn't ya know it, those BASTARDS do not allow private boats. Not easily deterred, especially since the boat WAS on the car, we drove out McKean road to Calero Reservoir. They do boat inspections, and were looking for nasty weeds or something. Since we had not been in the water before, it was very quick.

unloaded the Pirogue, carried it to the water, and boarded up. A proper Louisiana Pirogue is meant to paddle and pole around in shallow swamps, fishing. yes, if by fishing, you mean running supplies out to your moonshine still, then yes, fishin. Well, flat bottom boats are not the most stable, it took a lot of getting used to and paddling. I am gonna discuss the possibility of an outrigger with the maker, as a future project.

please find pix here

boat on car

kid, not to pleased with life jacket, but learning

this is more like it


now we are done? I want more!

eating lunch at the park with mom

car is loaded

signs for the park

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sara weekend pix

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Originally uploaded by cstatman
this is at Covelo, where we stopped for fuel sunday. this is what a tired man looks like, when he is covered with dust

2008 Sheetiron off road enduro is finished. link to my flickr photoset

I am home, tired, etc.

Saul got a haircut, and is chatting, a lot

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

IFSP with SARC this morning. very painful.

it is so hard to hear our son, who looks so cute, and is advancing, is slow, behind, and undersize. We need to get more into him. and I don't know how.

it is impossible to explain to anyone, cause "c'mon, just skip a meal, he will get hungry" but he doesn't.

this morning when i got the last spoonful of breakfast into him, he barfed. so i re-fed it to him again. that is hard to explain to people.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better
Irving Berlin

I'm superior, you're inferior.
I'm the big attraction, you're the small.
I'm the major one, you're the minor one,
I can beat you shootin', that's not all.

anything you can do, I can do better.
I can do any thing better than you.
No you can't.
Yes I can.
No you can't.
Yes I can.
No you can't.
Yes I can, yes I can.

anything you can be I can be greater.
soon er or lat er, I'm greater than you.
No, you're not.
Yes I am.
No you're not.
Yes I am.
No you're not.
Yes I am, yes I am.

I can shoot a partridge with a single cartridge.
I can get a sparrow with a bow and arrow.
I can do most anything.
Can you bake a pie?
Neither can I.

anything you can sing I can sing louder.
I can sing anything louder than you.
No you can't.
Yes I can.
No you can't.
Yes I can.
No you can't.
Yes I can, yes I can.

anything you can buy, I can buy cheaper.
I can buy anything cheaper than you.
Fifty cents.
Forty cents.
Thirty cents.
Twenty cents.
No you can't.
Yes I can, yes I can.

anything you can dig, I can dig deeper.
I can dig anything deeper than you.
Thirty feet.
Forty feet.
Fifty feet.
Sixty feet.
No you can't.
Yes I can, yes I can.

I can drink my liquor faster than a flicker.
I can do it quicker and get even sicker.
I can live on bread and cheese.
And only on that?
So can a rat.

anything you can reach, I can go higher.
I can sing anything higher than you.
No you can't.
Yes I can.
No you can't.
Yes I can.
No you can't.
Yes I can, yes I can.

anyone you can lick, I can lick faster.
I can lick anyone faster than you.
With your fist?
With my feet.
With your feet?
With an axe.
No you can't.
Yes I can, yes I can.

Any school where you went, I could be master.
I could be master much faster than you.
Can you spell.
No I can't.
Can you add.
No I can't.
Can you teach.
Yes I can, yes I can.

I could be a racer, quite a steeple chaser.
I can jump a hurdle even with my girdle.
I can open any safe.
With out being caught?
That's what I thought.

any note you can hold I can hold longer.
I can hold any note longer than you.
No you can't.
Yes I can.
No you can't.
Yes I can.
No you can't.
Yes I can, yes I can.


which oddly begs a joke, which I will attempt to type with no profanity.

A man walks into a bar, and bets the bartender $100 he can sing from his backside.
"$100 you can sing out your backside? I've never heard that one" says the bartender.
he hits the register and puts a $100 bill on the bar.

the man climbs onto the bar, and removes his trousers.

He proceeds to walk up and down the bar defecating.

he defecates into people's drinks.
he defecates on the bar.
he defecates into the peanuts.
he defecates on people's checks.
he defecates on napkins
he walks up and down the bar defecating all over the place.

The bartender shouts "stop stop, what are you doing? You bet me you could sing out your backside"

the man says "Sir, even in her heydey, the late great Ethel Merman had to clear her throat before she sang"

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Friday Mike & Evvie took Saul to services. i could not make it from work to scribbles and home and services by 5:30)

when he came home? there were chocolates and crafts.

note chocolates on table that spell "SAUL"

Mike played on the slide, Saul thought that was fun. (I think so did Mike)

today he learned motorcycles can be useful for capers. He leaned his bike against my desk, climbed up, swiped the money, then promptly fell, because someone had a camera.

(motorcycle rule, whenever someone has a camera, and you are doing something cool on a bike, you are going to fall)

Sunday, May 04, 2008

have not posted in a while, because things have been insane. hight points:

Sara and I rode 2 up on a DATE on the Royal Enfiled Friday night. Julia came early to babysit Tarzan, so we went out to see the Jackie Chan/Jet Li flick, it was fun. Saw teenagers at the shopping mall, I am not convinced our future is bright.

Saturday morning parking lot sale at RoadRider, I bought a new street helmet, Scorpion, same brand as my dirt helmet. Why? my current street helmet was an old inventory closeout, and not exactly greatest protection I could buy. Saul got some cool bendy sunglasses, and Sara got some MX sox. BUT! We all rode over in the sidecar! woo hoo!

Saturday afternoon I took Saul and Matt shopping, we went to costco, so Saul got some yogurt and diapers, Matt got some beer and snausages. Then had BBQ at his house saturday night.

This morning I picked up Dale, and we rode the KTMs at Hollister from 8:30 till about 2:30. I am tired, but it was fun. They opened a new trails section, it was spectacular. Felt like riding through a cow pasture, I kept waiting for a farmer to shoot rock salt at us.

It was fab.

Got home, cleaned everything, took Sara and Tarzan, then some neighborhood kids for rides around the block. Then neighborhood kids helped me load the barrel cactus into the sprinter, and we drove that to Matt's house. Saul keeps running to it, and we are afeerd he'll get a nasty handful of cactus. So cactus is gone. My fuel jugs are refilled at the house, all bikes are clean, I am tired.

New trick? diaper comes off and he says "hello pee pee" Diaper goes on and he says "bye bye pee pee"

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