Monday, August 29, 2005

took my bike out for a ride on saturday with J. The bike rode great but is running rich. I think I'll have to adjust the carbs to run a little leaner. I also test drove J's 600 sport bike. Man the 600's have come a long way since I owned my 90's kawasaki 600. His bike had the power of my '96 kawasakin ninja 900. Perhaps even more power. Anyhow we rode up to Mount charleston all the way up to the helecopter pad where we took the photo from a passerby. Cant way to ride again.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Car testing?

As I was on highway 95 I passed a series of cars (about 5 sedans) which had some type of metal cylinder located on the rear of the roof hooked up to some electrical equipment and possibly other sensers. Now I assume the tube was somekind of Venturi air flow sensor. Most of the cars like the one in this photo had black matt tape around much of the car.

Anybody know what kind of testing they might have been doing?

Thursday, August 25, 2005

What a Hamhock!

Got my cast off today. Well also had it put on today. It's a sizing cast of my knee area for a custom ACL brace. I should get the brace in a couple of weeks. This way I can get back to playing B-ball without juking my knee again.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Balloon grabber

Im just waiting for my sons doctor. Donovan climbed up on the chair and trying to reach what he thinks is a balloon. He even has a word for balloon but it sounds more like "mooon". Anyhow now he's discovered its not a real "mooon". He was also all over the elevator buttons here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

DMV sucks balls

Holy cow, I came here just before 5pm and im still waiting 2 hours later. These bastards shut down half the windows at 6 pm so the last 50 of us have to wait twice as long. I think I am the very last person to be served here today.

At least now i'll be ready to ride on the streets.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Back on the Saddle

Here's some pics of my new RoadStar. I found the ad in the website and called the owner. Turns out he was a Corrections officer for Metro. I fell in love with the bike right away. He was asking $8,000 for the bike. The next morning I called him up and offered him $7,500 for the bike as I did really like it. He accepted the $7,500 right away which really burned me up. I hate it when my first offer in negotiations is accepted. Anyrate I got the bike I wanted at what I think is a good price. The sound on this machine is wonderful, and it has torque for days. I can't wait to really break this thing open on the highway. I'll be insuring and registering it this week.

Friday, August 19, 2005

birthday eve present to myself

So I just bought this bike today. Its a yamaha road star. I'll post better pics later. This is just one I took with my phone so I could identify the intake filter.

hope J's ready for a ride.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

This is a pic I took from Grandma's cell phone and moblogged it for posterity.

Friday, August 12, 2005

We Got a Climber!

These are just some pics I've taken over the past couple of days. Donovan's become a real inquisitive climbing boy. He's suprising me daily with what he can do.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Journey concert was about 3.5 hours long with an intermission. They played a lot of their new stuff which wasn't nearly as thrilling as the 30 minutes of classic Journey songs they played. Vanessa and I think that the band must have a sore spot for the Steve Perry classics and didn't seem to want to let the "Perry Imitator" out to use his great voice except for their obligatory classic Journey songs. The music was VERY loud at the Aladdin both times I've been there. Journey did sound pretty good, way better than the Spellbinder we saw there a couple of weeks prior.

I think im getting better at this concert thing. I didn't have the usual testosteroneal urge to jump on-stage and savagely beat the performers to death. Maybe it was because we were up on the balcony and couldn't make out the performers faces. That and the lead singer had dance moves that were very akward and effeminate, reduced the urge.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Re: Blogger Mobile Post

Vanessa and I are at the journey concert at the alladin. Waiting for the show to start. Oh its starting now.. They're raffling off a motorcycle designed by arlen ness. Nice bike except all the journey airbrushing on it.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

My first real Moblog

So I'm at meadows mall and Donovan is enjoying the gymboree playground here. This is the first time he's climbed the airplane. He's getting very mobile. He loves to play here but I need to constantly watchout for him. There are so many big kids (well over the under 42" max height) that jump around wildly. I've also noticed a lot of other kids like to hit and push. It must be learned from siblings and/or parents. Maybe Donovan is just too young.

Monday, August 01, 2005

A Mural is Born!

Yay! Donovan's Mural is finally completed. Celestia came over this morning and back again tonight. As of 10:30pm the mural is completed. She put in a LOT of work. Vanessa and I both are very impressed. Even Donovan has been admiring the mural yelling "CAUURRR! CAUURR!" and pointing.
This wall is my new favorite of the mural. It includes a pack of beavers building a damn, a school of fish taking the bus to school, and a frog in a helicopter. The darker green portion of the mural on the lower half is a spray on chalk board for Donovan to draw on. It's nice and fresh in the photo. I'll be breaking it in tomorrow by rubbing chalk all over it, so I thought I'd get a nice crisp photo before then.
This photo shows the closet side of his room including the Pig policeman holding his Starbucks and donut. We got some wood letters from wall-mart to spell his name out as seen in the second photo. We'll probably be adding somthing to each side of his name like his hand-print and foot-print.