Tuesday, July 31, 2007

today i got an iphone!

stay tuned!
it's very cool!
thank you apple.

Friday, July 27, 2007

the simpson's movie

thumbs up. don't miss it. lots of laughs.
maggie speaks her first word.
maggie saves her dad.
bart's private parts are revealed.
homer searches for answers in the bible,
i see oscar.

we came home from our ten mile bike ride this morning to be greeted by this Roadrunner sitting atop our fence as if she owned the place, which in reality she does. we're just caretakers of all the birds that call our yard home. have a good day. peace. gotta go feed the birds.
p.s. this may be better than deer feeding on your yard at their leisure, but i don't know for sure. bambi is awfully cute, but we don't live in deer country.

Monday, July 23, 2007

always tell the truth

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Friday, July 20, 2007

Hairspray movie review

thumbs up.
one of this years best films.

link of the day


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

From The New York Times

Published: July 17, 2007

Rupert Murdoch reportedly moved a major step closer to achieving his long-standing aim of acquiring The Wall Street Journal when Dow Jones & Company tentatively agreed to be acquired by Mr. Murdoch’s News Corporation yesterday."

This cannot be good news for anybody except Rupert Murdoch! Thank goodness for blogs, where we can all be journalists!

Friday, July 13, 2007

your cup of tea?

the two movies i saw this week were HARRY POTTER, and YOU KILL ME.
they may not be your cup of tea, but i give them thumbs up anyway and encourage you to decide for yourself. on the frank scale, HARRY POTTER gets a B-, and YOU KILL ME gets an A.
take care.

Friday, July 06, 2007


Today we saw Sicko. Thumbs up. Bravo!
Please do not miss this film.
We must all do something!

good, good, and more good

I see good everywhere, in everything, in all places and faces. Take the following example, please.
At dawn this morning we rode our bikes 12 miles to our usual turnaround point. The water misters were raging and we felt like we were in the February Carmel fog and it felt oh so good. We sipped Gatorade and water while catching our breath and waiting for feeling to return to our glutei maximi. It was all good.

On the way home I got a flat front tire, which was good, because we were just one block from a gas station and air.
At the station there was also water, which was good, because I was real hot, so i soaked myself, which cooled my core body temperature down, which is very good. I also used the restroom, which was good, because I really had to go. I filled up my front tire with air, but it promptly whistled out. I filled it again. It shot out again. Something was wrong, but that was good, because we were only about 4 miles from the bike shop. So we began walking.
After about 2 miles, I started getting blisters. It was about 90º out at 9:30 in the morning, which was good, because it hadn't reached the predicted high of 115º, yet.
I decided I'd call a friend. He couldn't come help. He was busy, but that was OK and good, because I realized his truck wouldn't accommodate my bike. I called another friend. This friend had once before hauled my bike, so I knew it would fit in his truck. He was available. He said he'd come pick me up right away and that was definitely good. I don't think I could have walked another step. My beloved was on her electric bike and that was good, because she had plenty of juice left in her battery. She said she'd meet us at the bike shop, and that was good, because the pickup truck only had two seats, and we had no rope to safely tie her bike in.
I got to the bike shop and that was good, because they were open, and not too busy, and they fixed my tire before my beloved even showed up. When she arrived, my tire was all fixed and that was good. She decided to purchase a multi-function bike tool and that was good. We also learned how to reset her tripometer on her bike and that was good too.
We were now only about 2 miles from home and it was all down hill and that was really good. We arrived home safely and alive and that was most good.
I only have four blisters on my feet and that is good, because it's less than five.
I always try to see the good in everything no matter what.
Peace, Namaste, Shalom, Whatever.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


i give this movie thumbs up.
we can all transform.

how lucky?

it's vital to realize how lucky we are each and every day. for example, last evening we recognized how lucky we are when we watched grand fireworks right from our very own backyard. you see, the park is just across the street, and each july 4th they have a big party, with music, food, speeches, etc...and fireworks! we're not much for crowds, so we simply sat in our backyard listening and watching. the fireworks lasted about twenty minutes. i think that costs about $100,000. we're also very lucky to live in a city that gives us so much. the palm desert civic park is one of the nicest parks i've ever experienced. i honestly couldn't ask for more, but i will. i'd love a community swimming pool. stay tuned.
peace, namaste, shalom, and whatever.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

sometimes there's no title

today at dawn we rode 24 miles together and then came home, cooled off under the outdoor shower, then i rode another 6 miles around the neighborhood in an attempt to build up my endurance.
total miles today = 30.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007



On 5/5/55 I was 21 months old with a full diaper and no access to a typewriter. On 6/6/66 I was 13 years old with little interest in a typewriter or writing, but on 7/7/77 I wrote an article for a giveaway supermarket newspaper about that date being written with the same number. After that it was another ten years, 8/8/88 before it happened again. And then 9/9/99 came along. In 2000 you couldn’t write 0/0/00, because it meant nothing.
We have to wait ‘til 10/10/10 and 11/11/11 and 12/12/12 before we can do this again, I think.
And then we’ll have to wait ‘til 2/2/22, I think. I’ve never been much of a number scholar. I just think about them sometimes. Here are some other numbers I think about that are very troubling and sad.
3,584 = U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq.
26,350= U.S. Military Wounded in Iraq.
66,807 = Minimum Iraqi Civilian Deaths.
655,000 = Excess Iraqi Civilian Deaths.
3,000 = approximate number of Americans killed on 9/11.
30 months = the time Scooter Libby will not have to serve in jail.

Pardon me.