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Almonds… are here!

· February 28, 2011

My first almond photos for the year.

PS. I took these with my iPhone!!!!

Fun Facts – “Valentines Day”

· February 13, 2011

#1 The number of Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually is around 180 million.

#2 Over 50 million roses are given on Valentine’s Day each year.

#3 The date February 14th is traditionally known for the time when birds choose their mates.

Flyin… [part two]

· June 28, 2010

This is a continuation from “Flyin… [part one]”. Please see part one for beginning.

Well I was onboard and we were pushing back from the gate at 5:10. I did have a good flight into Roanoke. Wow, the humidity is atrocious! 95 degrees temp with 54% humidity.

Once on the ground I contacted my ride and they showed up shortly after.

Flyin… [part one]

· June 25, 2010

I made it onboard with about 19 minutes to spare! At 5:00 o’clock the line waiting through security was close to 200+ people. My flight is scheduled to LEAVE at 6! As I approach my gate they call my group number and I walk right onto the plane.

I’ll update more as my day progresses…

Flight was really smooth and we touched down in Chicago 20 minutes earlier than scheduled. I sat next to a younger girl who, after talking to her, is having quite the trip. She flew in to San Francisco from Haleakalā, Hawaii (or something like that, I could hardly understand her). She said, in a very heavy German accent, that she was “there for a conference”. She was flying from San Francisco to Chicago and from there heading to Frankfurt. Finally leaving Frankfurt and ending back in Austria.

Now me being the friendly person that I am; I didn’t even ask what her name was or if she even LIVED in Austria! Although by the way she talked, I wouldn’t for once doubt the response of what that question would produce.

Ok, back in Chicago, I get into the terminal (around 11:58am) to find that my flight has been delayed; how convenient. Instead of leaving at the scheduled departure of 2:18pm it now says 3:16pm.

When I checked in online last night the website said that I was, “…unavailable to print my boarding passes at this time.” The kiosk at SFO somehow conveniently could only print my SFO to ORD boarding pass! With this in mind I needed to talk with a ticket agent here in Chicago to get my boarding pass for leg number two. He informed me that yes I was delayed but could print my ticket. Well, not completely a dead end trip.

Fast forward from 12:30pm to about 3:00pm in the afternoon. Something to do with the currently scheduled gate being used we are now rerouted back to Concourse C.

[begin microphone voice]”United flight #5728 departing to Roanoke is scheduled to leave at 4:17pm….,”[end microphone voice] WHAT…, 4:17?!! Now the word is that this plane was just leaving Memphis and has been behind all day.

This is the latest news I have now, and I’m holding my breath that I don’t get delayed longer. My layover is now going on 4hrs….

Oh, wait for it……..


Here it is, 4:45 now.

Just kidding I was wrong. It’s actually 5:00

Delay reasons: Operations


Streetbike Fest – Modesto

· May 27, 2010

Streetbike Fest 2010 is coming to Modesto!

The bikes will be in town on Sat 6/5/10 from 11AM to 5PM. Yeah, you read it right, that’s next Sat!!

You won’t want to miss it. There will be burnouts, wheelies, stoppies, music, motorcycle fumes, people, etc!!!!

Here’s my video from ’08.

Fun facts – “Sports Cars”

· May 24, 2010

#1 –
Ferrari makes a max of 14 cars per day…

#2 –
The most chevrolet corvettes manufactuted in one year was 53,807 in 1979…

Where was I?

· May 16, 2010

This is part of my little game. It’s called “Mystery Spot”. I upload a photo that I have taken with my iPhone. Your job is to guess “where was I”, when I took the picture!

I can give hints to help pinpoint the tough ones.

I guess this one is not too hard as the location is identified within the photo! Well now you have to guess the city I was in…

Fun facts – “Radar”

· April 20, 2010

#1 –
Because of it’s sleek profile, the radar cross-section of a B-1B bomber is one hundred times smaller than that of the B-52..

#2 –
B2 Stealth Bomber; One of the most important steps is the application of a special paint that absorbs radar waves, allowing the plane to go undetected…

Fun facts – “Cranberries”

· March 29, 2010

Growers in the state of Wisconsin harvest more than 50% of the United States cranberry crop.

Big brother Clubman

· March 26, 2010

Found a nice parking spot next to a Clubman S at the mall.

We had a couple stops at the mall; Chipotle for dinner and then the Apple store for a gift card.