November 28, 2008

02:45 black friday shopping crowd

gilroy, CA

doritos machine

gilroy, CA

November 27, 2008

quote of the moment

"excuse me! can we order some food? we will pay for it!"

-- drunk white muslim bosnians, celebrating the dayton agreement; santa
clara, CA

November 26, 2008

haiku of the moment

man puts ice in glass
shakes out a few cubes, adds more
fountain terrorist

haiku of the moment

that corn muffin taste
it should be gritty with starch
why's mine seem like fish?

santa clara library ceiling

santa clara, CA

quote of the moment

"just don't be in a hurry and you'll get there faster."

-- "clutch" on the "practical machinist" web site

November 24, 2008

quote of the moment

LIKE TREATS?
COME TRY OUR
SUNDAYS

-- "neighborhood church;" santa clara, CA

quote of the moment

"never run away from anything. never!"

-- winston churchill

quote of the moment

"individuals go into debt, and when they pass away, the debts go with
them. but the governments debts stay, and they have to be assumed by
our children and grandchildren. that's not only fiscally irresponsible,
it's morally reprehensible."

-- david walker, former US comptroller

quote of the moment

"the bigger the lie, the more likely people will believe it."

-- james quinn

quote of the moment

"what americans are learning is that real estate can decline, but the
debt stays forever."

-- james quinn

November 23, 2008

haiku of the moment

free dr. pepper
G N' R release album
pop culture event

November 20, 2008

quote of the moment

"you only have to look at michael jackson to realize it's probably best
to live with what you've got."

-- rob swainson, a man with no belly button

November 19, 2008

haiku of the moment

tactical error
parked on wrong side of the bay
bridge toll in future

haiku of the moment

very telling line
memories of pleasure past
liquid streaks the floor

haiku of the moment

baggy pants and chucks
kid shuffles onto the train
yo! yo! bro! we match!

haiku of the moment

the screeching has stopped
train bursts from the underground
chilled night envelops

haiku of the moment

hispanics asleep
all asian men have glasses
people riding the BART

haiku of the moment (with bonus pic!)

old floors had carpet
new are like linoleum
50's seem hi tech

haiku of the moment

$10 ticket
gate says "please see the agent"
magnet zaps my card

haiku of the moment

on "fremont bound train"
with "macarhtur street transfer"
through "doors are closing"

haiku of the moment

more routing changes
BART map with an overlay
everything changes

haiku of the moment

vietnamese man
cocked funky pink baseball cap
deepest form of soul

haiku of the moment

christmas season ads
it's not even thanksgiving
get your order straight

haiku of the moment

compare and contrast
one mean looking gang banger
lil pig hat on head

vandalized movie poster

berkeley, CA

sake label

berkeley, CA

solid goldstein

oakland, CA

kiuano

(aka "horn melon")

berkeley, CA

yuzu

berkeley, CA

(only fruit of this set i haven't eaten)

citron (aka "buddah's hand")

berkeley, CA

durian

berkeley, CA

3 cent bill

cupertino, CA

banana flowers

berkeley, CA

statistic of the moment

on the BART train i'm currently riding on:

8/9 women are reading books
3/4 men are reading on cell phones

quote of the moment

"you are so loud! i would never rob a bank with you!"

-- black teenage girl talking to a black teenage boy; santa clara, CA

quote of the moment

"i'm trying to balance my depression and elation."

-- zz when hearing news of a couple breaking up

November 17, 2008

quote of the moment

"... and if you start having a heart attack in the parking lot, don't be
ashamed to come back in here."

-- doctor talking to me in a las vegas hospital

November 16, 2008

right of way marker

las vegas, NV

{had to shoot it quickly since it's on a traffic corner ... may go back
and get it 1 of these days.}

quote of the moment

"spooning leads to forking."

-- luggage tag, DEN

November 15, 2008

quote of the moment

"peace is not a utopian vision."

-- conscientious objector on TV

quote of the moment

"there is no higher freedom than to follow your conscience."

-- conscientious objector on TV

haiku of the moment

something changed my life
conscientious objector
i'm not going to fight

conversation of the moment

me: why did you buy a subaru?

my other brother joe: it's backwards for "U R a bus."

quote of the moment

"star trek episodes just write themselves."

-- my other brother joe

November 13, 2008

quote of the moment

"tears stain the landscape of the american west."

-- peter fonda, "the long walk"

manhole cover

lakewood, CO

November 10, 2008

conversation of the moment

(this one with my normally super-passive mom.)

mom: "here's another group i'm mad at!"

me: "who?"

mom: "my church!"

me: "why?"

mom: "they don't care if i'm alive or dead!"

near monument valley

i *think* this is the area known as "dead horse."

monument valley from air

November 08, 2008

madonna

las vegas, NV

rear bumper detail -- 1975 pontiact star chief convertible

las vegas, NV

1949 veritas bmw rennsport

las vegas, NV

1948 cadillac saoutchik

1 of 2 built; las vegas, NV

quote of the moment

"i don't like balloons. they scare me."

-- woman in a casino; las vegas, NV

November 07, 2008

haiku of the moment

it's just $5
condoms, towelettes and some lube
"intimacy kit"

haiku of the moment

hunger pangs removed
not without flinching tourists
whopper for breakfast

haiku of the moment

your bag doesn't fit
there's no lifetime guarantee
crap gucci luggage

haiku of the moment

oh yes, oh yes yes
emergency exit row
a day gets better

haiku of the moment

caltrain goes one stop
a person's been killed -- long wait
my plane in question

haiku of the moment

centered GPS
engine, ABS lights on
oh great cab of doom

November 05, 2008

quote of the moment

"if you are a man, and live to be 100, you will have prostate cancer
100% of the time. no question."

-- dr. drew on "loveline"

pic of the moment

door signs; mountain view, CA

November 02, 2008

pic of the moment

giant guarami; san jose, CA

this was just a normal aquarium fish ... turned out it wasn't what they
thought it was and it ate everything else. it'll follow you around the
room. perhaps the most unsettling fish that ever lived.

pic of the moment

restaurant sign; austin, TX

pic of the moment

neon; austin, TX

quotes of the moment

"don't rush the monkey and you'll get a better show."

"all sickness isn't death."

-- t. boone pickens; austin, TX

pic of the moment

t. boone pickens (far left) in the TX house of representatives; austin,
TX

brunch of the moment

blueberry pancakes, "sorority girl" tater tots, cheese grits, sausage,
and fried eggs (whites only); austin, TX

quote of the moment

"where's the rest of the menu?"

-- middle aged white guy, looking at the entirety of a brunch menu;
austin, TX

the last cosmonaut foot to ever be on a stage

austin, TX

November 01, 2008

laika and the cosmonauts

austin, TX

(in less than 45 minutes, they'll no longer exist as a live band.)

quote of the moment

"i'm 1 of a million people in america, but i'm honored to meet you."

-- younger drunk white man talking to a woman; austin, TX

pic of the moment

man playing a guitorgan (only 2 in the world); austin, TX

vid of the moment

videoon the day of the dead, 300 zombies suddenly drop then start to do the
dance sequence from "thriller;" austin, TX

happy all saints day, everyone.

pic of the moment

-- migas, homefries, tortilla, gingerbread pancake and ice tea @ star
seeds café; austin, TX

TX quote of the moment

"you've got to have pluck and a stomach of steel just to tackle the food
for which the state is most noted. tamales sear away layers from the
lining of the digestive tract. jalapeños bring the most strapping of
men to tears. chili packs a wallop stronger than a spurned over sending
a four-knuckle message to his romantic rival."

-- AAA TX tourbook, 2008 edition