Archive for June, 2013


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As thr sunsets here on the fruited plains in the golden state after a scorching 108 degree day, the shadows lengthen and begin to create amazing lines and angles.

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Just beautiful abstract yet precise lines and angles all created through man made forced symmetry.  Awesome.

Sitting in the sweltering 108 degree heat smelling the ripening fruit on the delta breeze removes the weight and stress of life’s stark realities as you pass the time with your friends, family. I was watching two friends doing the ritual grooming much like a pack of gorillas in a Discovery channel documentary when I realized how his hand looked as he messaged the shoulders of his girlfriend. How I would imagine an artist sketching it. I took this picture so you could see where I was looking and see what I see.

So some chick looked at my profile on Plenty Of Fish which I learned about from my friends Amy and Emily and when I read her profile she said she liked forking. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I would not be able to stop my inner Beavis from taking over and I asked what forking wasand this was the scene shdescribdescribed in her reply. Hahahah awesome prank.

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Today Haplo, Bruce and I spent the afternoon in Tristan. Excellent afternoon teaching him how to play on a team and with friends. It is sad that Blizzard made this kind of fun impossible with Diablo 3 because it requires an internet connection.

Haplo

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Haplo gave me a water bottle for father’s day. He is slowly approaching manhood and it seems like each time I see him he has grown more in to himself.

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So I was gifted some Sunnyside Farms Chocolate milk and who turns down chocolate milk? I was looking at the bottle and realized it had a long ass ingredients list for chocolate milk. I mean chocolate, sugar and milk right? Not in the modern world. Ingredients are listed as milk, sugar, nonfat dry milk, cocoa (processed with akalai), salt, carrgeenan, artificial flavor, vitamin D3. Wtf?

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Keep in mind that most of the nutritional information on modern product packaging is there thanks to those crazy Californians. We have required caloric information on menus at eateries for more then a decade.

In my law class this semestet I learned why those seemingly bizarre warnings are stamped on poducts like a saw that says warning spinning blade can cut you. It is because someone said they didn’t know and sued and the company settled without admitting fault and began adding that warning.

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I remember when the dairies in California rejected rbst and began labelling their products and they were sued and forced to put the statements about rbst in the small print by the people who make rbst.

Back to the topic what the hell is up with those ingredients?  Maybe it ia not our foos choices like milk or evwn chocolate milk that is the problem. Maybe it is the added ingredients that are the culprits. The makers of aspartame won permission from the usda to not have to label chocolate milk they put it in any differently then regular chocolate milk like the one above. Dangerous move and potentially fatal and when it happens more then likely they will hide behind the USDA rules that they themselves pushed for or let the dairies pay for it alone.

Note: This was written back in May and it got saved as a draft when I published it. 

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Looks can be deceiving as this Odwalla bar is a funky green color but tastes amazing. Like most Odwalla products, the ingredients are as organic and natural as possible.
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They we’re less then a dollar a bar which is pretty awesome. So this beats a double cheeae burger for a cheap filler.

My Princess

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Kethry gave me a pinecone that she had decorated for me. She knows that I adore it when she makes me things.

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There was this guy sitting in Starbucks and he was getting frustrated trying to install Office 2013 on his new Windows 8 Lenovo notebook. He had purchased both at Fry’s Electronics. The confusion came from the fact that Lenovo installed Office 2010 and it asks for a key and will accepy the 2013 key but it wony work.  You have to uninstall the 2010 preload. So I helped him get everything setup and found out he also goes to American River College.

I wondet how this would have turned out if I had not of helped him. This should not happen and Microsoft should work with OEMs to ensure that it doesn’t.  Morw then likely the purchaser would try to return it and be denied a refund. Then they would eat the cost.

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So I really miss Haplo and Kethry.

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And the last time I saw them was for Haplo’s birthday party which was only two weeks ago but feels like an eternity.