Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Great Christmas at the Bradleys
Austin got his Wii
Conner got a new bike
Garrett got a guitar.
Angela got her pink DS & stuff from Kohls.
I even got a new truck.
Santa was good this year

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Tony Vs Paul

How in the world do these guys do the flying sequences?
I am thinking that they just keep jumping up and down while moving forward and then edit out the parts of the video where their feet are on the ground?

H/T Militantplatypus

Poultry of the Month

Bob & Weave

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Airliner of the Month

I would have loved to have had a chance to fly supersonic.

Concorde SST

British Airways

How Concorde Works

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

Geico commercials rock!

I'll have the roast duck, with the mango salsa.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


I was going through some old photos today.
So here's a two and a half year old picture of a happy dog with happy kids on the hill.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Mario on the piano

I like Mario Bros from Nintendo
This guy does a great job on the Piano.

Crater of the Month

Meteor Crater in Arizona is just too cool.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

1 VS 100

The people that brought us Deal or no Deal have another show
1 Versus 100
I won a million on the online Flash game, but I don't know how to collect.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treators

Well we got 97 visitors this year.
thats 32% more than Last year.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Guitar Lick of the Month

Pretty, but not as good as This One
Must be a popular riff?

Friday, October 20, 2006

Nike Womens Marathon

Angela is running in the Nike Marathon this weekend.
She is running for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I am so proud of her.
They have a very cool Virtual course on this page THE RACE the course Click on the Button that says View Virtual Tour (PC Only)

Sunday, October 15, 2006

10 Dimensions, I thought that the 5th was stretching it.

Imagining the Tenth Dimension.
These guys not only learned this, they also found a way to explain it.
Totally awesome.

Ricky Gervais - "Animals"

Standup routine by comedian Ricky Gervais on the subject of Creationism.
British Humor Rocks!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

Rocket of the Month

This Hydrogen Fueled Rocket makes Hydrogen fuel from citric acid crystals.
I didn't know that citric acid had hydrogen in it, that can be released with water.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Car/Transport of the Month

Transportation system.

It reminds me of SkyLink which is fantastic.
I just got back from DFW.
Here is a Link to a cool Time Lapse video showing the construction of a Sky Link station.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Oh Thank Heaven for 7 Eleven

7 Eleven is dropping it's Citgo gas.
I rarely shop there, but I like the fact that they are not supporting the likes of Hugo Chavez.
I will definitely support 7 Eleven , the next time I have a hankering for a Big Gulp.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Mr Excel

I like this Site
Mr Excel
It even has a message board.
Good Access section also.

Monday, September 11, 2006

I believe this video to be true.

911 Anniversary

I think that I will dedicate the five year anniversary to Michael Moore.
Who else has profited so much since 9/11?

Friday, September 08, 2006

WHat Kind of Sports Car are you?

Yep I'm a Mustang too. The picture should be a convertible.

I'm an American classic -- fast, strong, and bold. I'm not snobby or pretentious, but I do have what it takes to give anyone a run for their money.

At least that's what answering a dozen stupid questions says. :-)

"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

H/T Race to the Right

Monday, September 04, 2006

The Crocodile Hunter

Well it's really sad that Steve Irwin was killed today.
I am really sad for his family, especially the kids.
I do think that he had lived a charm life up until today.

Friday, September 01, 2006

JetPack of the Month

The Picture on the left is a fake (I think)
You can buy a real Jet pack for 200 grand.
I like the name Skywalkerjets.com

Well it is a pretty slick website.
Probably designed on a Mac.

The tests make me think that there are still a few bugs to work out on the Jetpack

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Political Correctness

Silently Blue Cross is becoming Blue Shield.
Because the Terrorists are winning.
Big healthcare corporations like Blue Cross are caving to the demands of millitant Islam.
And the doofs that we are, Americans are blindingly letting them get away with it.

Well Shields are used in battles, so somewhere down the line they will have to remove that from their name, because Shield will no longer be politically correct.

Thank goodness I no longer have Blue Cross. I will not ever invest or sign up with Blue Shield.

I understand that when the Red Cross is in Syria, they have to be called the Red Crescent, they want to do their charitable work, and don't want to upset the locals.

It is very sad to see this kind of PC in America.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Airline of the Month

Southwest Rocks!

Last weekend I had planned to take my Five and a half year old with me up to Sacramento to visit Grandma.
I got the low fare from Southwest Airlines $49.00 each way.
Well my kid is afraid of fast rides at Disneyland, but I thought that I had him convinced that Air travel was no big deal.
Well when we were just about to get on the plane, he started to freak out.
I tried to carry him onto the airplane and put him in a seat, but he was screaming big time by now.

It was terrible. There was not a soul on that plane that didn't hear him screaming and crying.
I asked the stewardess what I should do?
She was great, she tried her best to console my son, but he was inconsoleable by now.
Another stewardess came up to me and asked if we could take the next flight.
As we were getting off of the plane, I set Garrrett down just before the cockpit doors.
Well he made a left turn at the front door and booked it up the jet way and out into the airport lobby.

(I'm sure that applause broke out on the plane)

This is where Southwest was so great.
I talked to the flight assistants at the Gate that we just came from.
Racheal was one of the girls names, I don't remember the other girls name.
They were great. Racheal calmed down Garrett. then she scheduled me on a later flight that day.
Well I wasn't going to try and get Garrett on another plane that day, so I called my wife and had her bring Conner, my Eight year old down to the airport.
Southwest transferred Garrett's ticket over to Conner, and we made the 3:30 flight to visit Grandma.
Garrett swears that he will fly in a couple of years, but I think I will let my wife take him next time that we try.

I suppose that the airline could have treated me pretty badly, but they didn't.
They could have charged me to transfer the flight, but they didn't.
They could have chewed me out for disrupting a flight, but they didn't.
They transferred my flight, and got me on the next flight without any charge.
No problems and whithin about two minutes.
On Sunday, my return flight reservation had Conner's name on it. ( I thought that I would have to change that, but they had already taken care of it.)
I wanted to send an Email to Southwest to thank them, but they don't accept Emails.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


What Kind of English do you speak?

Your Linguistic Profile:
55% General American English
20% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Girl On the Right

Girl on the Right is a Blog that I just found that has a very cool Blogroll.
I wonder how many other Blogs are out there that I have no idea exist?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Follow Your Money

So you are a Political Zealot.
Well you can figure out which soft drink is for you at:
Follow your Money

What Burger Joint should you stop at?

I would have bet that Pepsi was Blue, but I would be wrong.

OK so you lean Blue.
Then BuyBlue.org is for you.

I think that it is interesting how many companies strattle the fence.


Spent 4 days in Yosemite last week.
That place is awesome.
We actually camped in Bass lake which is about an hour away.
We are definitely going to Hike Half dome next time.

Saturday, July 29, 2006


If you want some background music while you are working on the computer, Pandora is pretty cool.
Here is an example of a Radio station that you can setup.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Aircraft of the Month

Have you seen the New Honda Jet?
It's Beautiful.
Like the Hondas from the past.

I have a 1986 ATC in the Garage.
Now that has great styling.

They must have fired the design team for the Ridgeline.
That car/truck thing is ugly.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

JigSaw Puzzles

Remember Fridge Magnets.

Well now you can have the same fun (and frustration) with Jigsaw puzzles.

Monday, July 17, 2006

PayPal Sucks

OK Heres the Story.
I bought some new tires and wheels for my truck.
I found an ad in the online version of the Recycler.
So I had my old Tires and Rims that were still in decent shape.
I auctioned them off on Ebay. They listed for $40.00 and final bid was $40.00.
The winning bidder paid with Paypal. He emailed me through Ebay and gave me his Cell phone number, so a few days later I met him at the baseball park and gave him the Tires and wheels.
A month goes by and then I get an Email from Paypal saying that the $40.00 deposit was on hold.
They say that they were investigating the transaction.
A week goes by and no word from Paypal, so I Email them, and they say that the use of the funds was fraudulant. They also say that since I didn't ship to a verified address, and didn't have a business account I wasn't eligible for protection. basically the SOB that took my tires probably ripped me off. I don't know for sure maybe he wasn't even at fault? Maybe it was his girlfriend pissed that he was buying tires.
Anyhow it was only $40.00, but thankfully it wasn't a whole lot more.
Can you imagine if I had sold a motorcycle or something?
All of Paypal's propaganda led me to believe that it was a safe and reliable way to do online transactions. As far as I am concerned $40.00 is a cheap lesson learned that Paypal can not be trusted.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Aaron is Finally starting to take an interest in Airplanes.
Subject to Change: Air Show Preview

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Missing Links

Iraq War

Remember back in the First Gulf War.
Iraqi Soldiers invaded Kuwait, and it took a coalition of forces to drive them back.
Mostly U.S., but also British and many others liberated Kuwait.
Well Bush 41 never toppled Saddam Hussein, so one of the legacys was that The Al-Rashid hotel had a mosaic installed on the floor in the hotel Lobby that resembled Bush.
It wasn't a particularly flattering picture, and I guess in Arab culture that is very disrespectful to walk on someones picture.

Sometimes I think that Bush 43 was hopeful of going to war with Iraq just to tear out the floor of the Al-Rashid Hotel.

Somehow, I don't have a problem with that.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Arhh Matey Yo Ho Yo Ho

The Refurbished Pirates Ride is Open at Disneyland.
Austin and I rode it.
The additions are all good.
The most impressive is the Smoke screen Video of Davey Jones.
Here is a video with Johny Depp's impression of the ride.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Airplane Park

One of my favorite parks to go to when I was a kid was Boysen park in Anaheim.
We called it Airplane park because their was a real life jet fighter on the playground. I'm pretty sure that it is an A9-F-8 Cougar
We could actually crawl through the Exhaust pipe into the belly where the Jet motor once was.
They have since plugged up the tailpipe and intake ports.
They also coated the aluminum Skin with gunite, but it's still a great piece of playground equipment.
I wonder if this is where my fascination with airplanes started?

Monday, June 19, 2006

How do Planes fly Upside down?

It's the Angle of Attack that makes all the difference.
This Website Explains much more.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Thursday, June 01, 2006

ATV of the Month

The Quadski
Now that makes sense.
Its probably not very good as either one, but the fact that it is an ATV and a PWC is just too cool.