2008 Jun 25
I’ve been watching the rest of Arrested Development (the funniest show ever) on Hulu.com for the past few nights trying to finish up the third season. I borrowed the dvd’s for seasons one and two a long time ago from my friend Chris and found it to be hilarious. It’s like if you take the misunderstanding in Three’s Company, and multiply it by a factor of 50. There is so much going on, and so many cameos (all great) that you can’t help wonder why the show got cancelled after three seasons.
I am glad hulu.com has the entire show on their site. It’s really convenient and the quality is pretty good. You do have to watch some ads, but they are quick (usually only 10 seconds before the show, and a couple of 15-second commercials during) so they aren’t too bad, except the ones they are showing right now are mostly for the Cadillac Escalade, which are so offensive to me. They are supposed to show luxury and power, but in this time that we are living in, it just showcase excess, wastefulness, selfishness, and arrogance. It’s embarrassing to equate this SUV with the American lifestyle. But enough of that. The show itself is full of great acting, hilarious physical comedy, witty dialogue and a plot that just keeps twisting and contorting. If you have never seen Arrested Development, what are you waiting for?
Arrested Development page at Wikipedia
2008 Jun 23
I rarely swear or use the F-word, especially not in normal conversation. But when I am working in the yard, the “gloves come off”. Those weeds really bring out the worst in me. I’d say that 95% of the times I say the F-word are when I am weeding. Just thinking about those weeds is making me mad. Time to think about something else.
2008 Jun 13
I finally finished covering my Honda C70 with red paint! I didn’t do the entire bike (underneath the legshield and a couple other hidden places), but unless you look really closely, you wouldn’t know that it was originally blue. Next, I need to route the wiring to the rear turn signals more cleanly. This means drilling a hole in the fender to drop the wires down. I bought a little black rubber grommet to make the hold look a little nicer, and I don’t foresee any trouble. While I have the rear wheel off, I think I am going to replace the tire/tube. The front one was a pain to replace. It just took a lot of elbow grease to do it, but I’m still not looking forward to it. After that, the things I want to do are to straighten out the footpegs, then shave to seat foam down a little. Also I bought a little switch cover for the hi-beam switch, since it had broken off.
Just this week I also got my new license plate and registration sticker. The title should be in my hands in a couple weeks as well. Then the only thing from keeping the bike from being fully legal is the inspection. Hopefully she passes without any problems.
2008 Jun 11
Yay for the Honda Supercub! Still going strong at 60.
2008 Jun 10
The waiting room at my kids’ Kumon school has free wi-fi, and many parents bring their laptops to pass the time. Yesterday there were one MacBook, one MacBook Air, three Dell Inspirons with work bar codes on them (lots of Dell employees in Austin, of course), and one Toshiba. I felt a bit old fashioned since I was just reading a book. On a related note, I did see someone reading from her Sony Reader at lunch. It was pretty neat.
2008 Jun 09
Before I stopped eating beef, pork, and chicken, I used to visit BK or McDonald’s quite often at lunchtime, and get something off of their value menu. It was so tasty and cheap. Nowadays, fast food for me is a Veggie Delite from Subway or fish tacos from La Salsa. But, last Friday I decided to stop by BK and get a fish sandwich and fries. It tasted pretty good, but that afternoon, I felt awful. That “food” was just sitting in my stomach… not digesting. I don’t think I’ll be visiting there again. But I have the craving for some fries again. I guess it’s time to pull out the deep fryer and make some homemade fries!
2008 Jun 04
The kids and I were at the pool last weekend, when Koa says to me, “Papa, you have a moustache under your arm.” I thought that was funny.
2008 Jun 03
I finally got around to seriously getting the title for my Honda C70 squared away. I have the title, but it is not signed by me yet. It has the previous owner, and his signature that he has sold it. The next step was to contact him and have him sign a “Transfer of Title” form. But, when I tried to get in contact with him a few years ago, I could only get as far as his personal assistant. The previous owner is the retired CEO of a huge auto conglomerate, so I figured he wouldn’t even really care about an old motorbike from 17 years ago. Anyways, the city that I live in now has a nice title transfer policy. Basically I send the form to the last known address in a registered letter with return receipt. Upon them receiving the letter, they have 10 days to respond to me. If I do not receive a response, I can take my return receipt form to the Titling Department, and they will transfer it to me. Or, if the letter comes back to me unopened, they will accept that as sufficient for title transfer.
Today I checked the status of the letter, and saw this:
Label/Receipt Number: 7008 1140 0002 1234 5678
Status: Moved, Left no Address
Your item was returned to the sender on June 3, 2008 because the addressee moved and left no forwarding address.
Woohoo! Looks like I should be receiving my letter back to me, and can take that to the Titling Office and have it transferred over! I can’t wait. Next will be insurance, and then getting the bike inspected. After that, it will be fully legal to ride!
2008 Jun 02
Great video clip from the spelling bee. Thanks Chris for send me this!
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