Cool Place Where I work
Posted December 21, 2007
Don't tell me I've gone to the "Dark Side" or start calling me "Darth Marian." It's true; I'm working for Microsoft now (as a contractor) in Mountain View on their Windows Live Agents team. It's a very cool place to work!
Charcoal the Borg
Posted November 30, 2007
So I came home from work and Charcoal came in as he sometimes does. It was dark...he had dinner then sat on the living room coffee table - a slick spot on his forehead. Oh great...so I whisked him off to the vet and he came home today looking like this...
Come back, TV Writers!
Posted November 10, 2007
Argh! Just as the 2007 TV season got underway, the TV writers have gone on strike. I don't blame them for wanting some of the royalties from DVD sales and such. I say PAY EM THEY DESERVE IT and "we want you guys back!"
New Feature: Kitchen Cabinet Recipes
Posted November 3, 2007
This was a flea market find - a recipe book from Sunset called Sunset's New Kitchen Cabinet Cook Book. The inside cover proclaims "Now for the first time, SUNSET'S NEW KITCHEN CABINET COOK BOOK gives you all of the recipes published over a period of nearly 10 years - from February , 1929 to June 1938!" WIth scary sounding titles like "Bacon Delight" and "Nest Egg Supper Plate" I will be featuring recipes here. So hold on to your fork and get ready to measure your cholesterol levels!
A Bigger Bike in the Future?
Posted September 19, 2007
This was during the Open House at our Fremont Harley-Davidson Dealership. They were having demo rides, so I decided to try out a Heritage Softail. What a ride!
You Might be a Redneck...
Posted September 4, 2007
...if you have your washing machine outside in your front yard hooked to the hose and have a load going...yes, we really did. A homeowner's nightmare happened and we tested the washer to make sure it wasn't the washer...
George and I as Simpsons Characters
Posted July 30, 2007
This came out of simpsonizeme.com to promote their new movie. Hilarious...
Posted July 23, 2007
Outlaw bikers gather before the Fremont 4th of July parade...pictured here is Marian "Webmistress" Briones, left, and Joel "Unix" K on the far right....
Gary Rides Again
Posted July 19, 2007
Yes, it was the 4th of July and we were in Newark, CA where safe and sane fireworks are legal. This was pretty darn funny to say the least, and this year we have VIDEO!
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Posted July 1, 2007
I was in San Jose today for a HOG function today and decided to take a trip down Memory Lane (more specifically Nomark Court) and headed to see the house I grew up in. It looks NOTHING like it used to!!!
My Winning Fair Exhibit
Posted June 24, 2007
For many years, I have attended our Alameda County Fair and have always been delighted by the Hobby Exhibits. I decided to finally do my own, and guess what, it won!
Don't you hate it when the earth swallows you Whole?
Posted June 16, 2007
I spotted this photo in my local paper of a golfer named Phil Mickelson who was having a bad day. Apparently, the golf course opened up and swallowed him whole....Photo by Chris O'Meara - Associated Press.
Head out on the Highway!
Posted June 4, 2007
I was heading out on a chapter ride with my mom's Bill right behind me - we were heading to our Chapter Picnic in Pleasanton. Did I mention the route was Pleasanton by way of Tracy? If you are needing directions to get somewhere quick, never ask a biker!
A Goodbye to E.C. (Extra Cat)
Posted May 29, 2007
This cat arrived at about the same time Ariel did; summer of 2003. He used to be so afraid of us that he would run away if we even came to the window. Finally, he got so I could get within 4' of him, but never closer. He showed up about 10 days ago with a broken front leg, hobbling. Of course we couldn't catch him or help him. He succumbed under my office. I feel sad that he would never let us take care of him properly. So long, E.C. See you at the Rainbow Bridge!
Posted May 19, 2007
On Mother's Day this year, I rolled 13,000 miles. It means I've ridden 12,000 since my bike had 1000 miles on it when I got it.
You don't see something like this often
Posted April 15, 2007
Whoa! I was on an early morning grocery run this morning and on my way back, I came upon this scene! It happened around 5am or so, the police said.
Ready for a Summer of Riding
Posted March 18, 2007
My Craft Room
Posted January 28, 2007