Friday, June 29, 2007

Lines for Stuff

Found this picture of people lined up for iPhones in NYC. Man-- If the USSR was still around. I can see the captions now, "Capitalist pigs line up for water. $10 per liter." I guess these days the truth is much more offensive. "Americans camp out to pay $600 and agree to pay $100/month over two years." Well that'd probably blow my mind if I was waiting to fill my jugs from the water truck. Actually it blows my mind anyway. But I was one of those cell phone late adopters and look at me now, I'm MMSing messages to this website.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

My Cheap Bike

This was one cheap bike. It came with a cheap lock too. You should have seen it when I picked it up. The guy I bought it from offered it to me at half his listing price before I even spoke a word. Upon retrospect, I might have been able to get him to give it to me for free. Anyway, after some WD-40, a new tire tube, removing a bent gear and adjusting the brakes it now actually looks like it might be worth stealing. The bike pump I bought to pump up the new tire tube costs more than the bike and new tire tube. The bike pump plus the bike costs less my Kryptonite bike lock that I locked it with. For good measure I locked it next to a nice looking more worth it to steal cruiser.

On the Plus Side

On the Plus side, this is what greets me when I step out my door. Palm trees, sand, and the Pacific Ocean. And on occasion a groaning bum.

I moved to the Beach

This is my tiny studio in Venice. Looks like I need to buy some lighting. I measured the place out the other day. It's 250 sq. feet,bathroom and kitchen included. Despite the size, I still barely use half the place, I 'm just now getting familiar with my kitchen.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Lt. Mann and Lt. Shannon calle

Got a call out of the blue from Lt. Shannon who was retuning to Quantico for TBS. Nice to hear from them after all these months. Both Lt. Shannon and Lt. Mann were from Tennessee and drove up to Quantico for OCC-194. Lt. Shannon just became a dad and he was also prior enlisted and helped us non-priors along with our indoctrination into the Marine Corps. Lt. Mann is an air contract and he and I were in the same fireteam. Lt. Mann has a nice red jeep that we took around town to eat and buy all the odd little things that we thought we'd need for the next week of training. Here's a picture of Charlie Company, 1st Platoon, 3rd Squad chasing GSgt. Falcon on the Combat Rediness Course. Lt. Shannon is probably somewhere in there calling cadence.

Kobe for President

The TV was on ESPN and I think they went a little overboard with the on screen graphics. I shit you not, they had a US electorial style map detailing the trade Kobe, don't trade Kobe and undecided states. I don't know how that makes any sense, the NBA isn't even in a number of states like Nebraska. I couldn't find a screen shot of the map, so here's a picture of Mrs. Kobe Bryant instead.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

A or B

I watched Pulp Fiction about twice this weekend and the questions came up in the movie. Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) asks Vincent Vega (John Travolta), "If you were Archie who would you do first, Betty or Veronica?" She also says, there are two types of people, Elvis people and Beatles people, you can like both but definately not equally, always one more than the other. Betty. But Betty with Veronica's hair is better. Elvis.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Golf is the work of the Devil

Golf is hard. That probably what makes it so fun. Here we are playing 9 holes at the Roosevelt course in Griffith Park. This is a view of the observatory from the 8th hole.

A Pirate in ARRcadia

The flair is strong in this one. Parrots on shoulders is the new toy dog in lap. God I hope not I'm deathly afraid of goddamn parrots. I had another encounter with parrots in Arcadia last week, I was picking up or dropping off scott and this fat green wild parrot comes flying by low and slow. Why are there wild parrots in Arcadia? The story is they escaped from a pet shop that burned down and took refuge in the ARRboretum where they proliferated. Fat green parrots are just about the funniest thing around, especially since they're very vocal and scream along on their labored flights.

4 bucks for petrol

I pulled in and started pumping gas. Then I looked up-- 4 DOLLARS A GALLON! I found a much cheaper Arco on Main and Pico though, I just wish Arco would take credit cards.

Monday, June 18, 2007

My Auntie's Birthday

I finally uploaded pics from my pentax. This was in Rowland Heights at the Hong Kong Palace or something like that. The place has pretty good dim sum. I don't think my aunt would appreciate me announicng her age on the internet so lets just say it's stinkydurian's favorite number. Hey it should be everyone's favorite number, who doesn't like to give and receive. Anyway I think my mom is pointing at the big freaking butcher knife. I'm probably doing the same thing from behind the camera. When you absolutely must butcher a cake, you have to ahve the right tools.

Friday, June 1, 2007



Why risk shitfingers when you can get this gadget. My other personal favorites from that site are toenail clippers with pistol grip and reinforced toilet seat covers.