Archive for March, 2006

First snow.. Now Meat…

Friday, March 24th, 2006 | Pete Stuff, Random Morsels | 2 Comments

So, in case I haven’t mentioned it before, I have the commute of doom. I live in San Francisco and have a 45 mile drive every morning to haul my ass to Cupertino for work. I love the job and I love living in San Francisco so I don’t mind the commute – and i’m sure my Audi dealer loves it too for the same reason my Dentist loves this box of Jujyfruits sitting on my desk! 🙂

Anyway – along that commute I’ve seen all SORTS of weird things along the way. I’ve seen drivers doing the usual daily shaving, makeup, and hair. I’ve seen people reading everything from work paperwork to novels to newspapers. I’ve been nearly run off the road by people engaged in cell phone conversations – I can spot ’em 4 cars away at this point since they tend to drive by brail (those of you not in California should should read about Bott’s dots to know what I mean). I’ve even seen someone playing a Guitar while driving..

But this month has taken the cake… On my way home two Fridays ago it SNOWED on me on the way home. I’m not talking a few flakes. I’m talking the freeway was WHITE and scared drivers were on the side of the road looking confused.. it was DAMN FUNNY…

And then yesterday – there was Meat… No seriously.. MEAT ON THE FREEWAY. Driving north on 101 last night I tuned into the radio to figure out why I had been sitting still so long I had time to put the car in park and read a magazine. The traffic report informed me that a butcher truck had lost its load and there was meat on the freeway and they had closed down all 4 lanes to clear it off. When I got up to the scene later I saw what they were talking about – there was probably 3 some cows worth of butchered meat and what looked like cow or pig carcasses. REALLY FOWL. And can you imagine what it must have been like driving directly behind that truck – must have been like some strange mix of terror and incredibly funny. Stakes on your windshield..

Anyway.. Was funny – had to share! 🙂

Happy friday…

1. cook dinner, 2. wash clothes, 3. find frog.

Monday, March 20th, 2006 | Gay Stuff | Comments Off on 1. cook dinner, 2. wash clothes, 3. find frog.

A friend just forwarded me this article from sfgate. You really should read it – its very well written and sums up my frustration with this whole issue of people having issues with ‘Gay Families’.

I won’t rant on further. Just read the piece. Its worth a few minutes out of your day.

Monday morning clothes shopping….

Monday, March 20th, 2006 | Giggles | Comments Off on Monday morning clothes shopping….

In case you need to fill out your wardrobe and Aren’t sure what to get – there are some good ideas here, here, and here

Happy monday! :):)


Over the years

Sunday, March 19th, 2006 | Pete Stuff | 1 Comment

UPDATE: Sorry – I pulled the images from this one.. Something started creeping me out about people having images of my passport – even if its been edited.. ask me if ya wanna see the pix

As I was getting ready for my trip to NAB I realized my passport information at work was out of date… When I pulled out my current passport I also found my old passports so I figured I’d share (with sensitive info bleeped out of course)…

This passport was my very first passport. I got this when I was a little kid for a trip to London with my Dad, Mary Ellen, and Charles (my dad’s girlfriend at the time and her son who was my age)…


This passport was from High School when I went to Germany for the summer as an Exchange student. I lived in a small town named Vaihingen enz Ensingien with a family for the first half and then I lived in a youth hostel outside of Hamburg for the second half.


This one was from my senior year of college when my buddy Marshall and I spent 3 some weeks in europe before we stepped into the real world. The week after graduation we flew over to europe and went to Frankfurt, Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Zurich, Eindeidln, Rome, and then back to Frankfurt… Lots of fun


And this one is my current passport. This one and my high school one have all sorts of stamps on ’em… 🙂


Anyway.. They made me smile so I figured I’d share..


Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 | Giggles | 1 Comment

My little sister sent me this and it had me laughing out loud in a meeting so I had to share…. These hit just a little too close to home for my tastes…


Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace (and elsewhere)

  1. BLAMESTORMING : Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
  2. SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.
  3. ASSMOSIS : The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
  4. SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.
  5. CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles
  6. PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people’s heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going on.
  7. MOUSE POTATO: The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the couch potato.
  8. SITCOMs : Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What DINKs turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.
  9. STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.
  10. SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
  11. XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s workplace.
  12. IRRITAINMENT : Entertainment and media spectacles that are Annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The J-Lo and Ben wedding (or not) was a prime example – Michael Jackson, another…
  13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
  14. ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.
  15. 404: Someone who’s clueless. From the World Wide Web error message “404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested site could not be located.
  16. GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and subdivisions.
  17. OHNOSECOND : That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you’ve just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an email by mistake)
  18. WOOFS : Well-Off Older Folks.
  19. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm

Spring Cleaning

Sunday, March 12th, 2006 | Pete Stuff | 2 Comments

This weekend was crazy productive. We both spent a TON of time purging old crap from around the house. I’ve managed to create a huge heap of good will clothes, a pile of DVDs to take to streetlight, a HUGE stack of books to give away, and more trash than you could imagine. Kevin did the same! :)… And… Of course, durinig the process I found all sorts of goodies.. But some of the best (or the worst actually) I figured I’d share… So here goes… As embarrased as I am to share it with y’all, here are some pix of me from high school and college:

This one is from prom my Sophomore year. I was so proud of myself cuz I managed to muster the courage to ask Marla to her senior prom. Was a lot of fun! :


These two are from my Senior prom in 1988. I went with my best buddy Kim and doubled with our friends Hans and Deanna.


And this one is one of my senior pictures (the informal one):


And, last but not least, is one that was taken of me in college for an Apple Ad campaign. Ya gotta love the high tops and acid wash jeans.. YIKES..


Anyway… Had to share! 🙂 (Click on any of ’em to make ’em larger)

Happy Sunday