Sunday, September 28, 2008

The only cool thing

about the new version of Knight Rider was something most of the people I know wouldn't have noticed. John and I were catching up on some TV last night and watched the season premiere of Knight Rider. KITT goes back to his hideout, and all of a sudden I see:

Melissa: "Was that...?"
John: "Yes"

They used the former blimp hangars in Tustin (next door to Irvine) as Knight Industries' HQ. Cool!! We used to drive right by these on our way to Sam's Club, the best place to go right after your wedding™. They recently built a brand new shopping area next to the hangars and I also shopped there on the last few visits.

The rest of the episode basically sucked, was cheesy, and the fact that KITT is now a Transformer is really silly. He turns into a truck? UGH.

Seeing the blimp hangar in the episode though was pretty cool. John often comments on how alien worlds, other planets, or Star Trek fight sequences seem to take place in or around 29 Palms. I finally got to participate in recognizing something familiar.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

First Lady fashion

A recent estimate of the outfit worn by Cindy McCain at the Republican National Convention totaled approximately $313,000.


Let that sink in for a minute.

I wonder what would happen if the potential First Lady was forced to get her wardrobe only from Target?

John talks about his plan to run for president some day, which I usually pretend he's not serious about, but maybe I should reconsider. If I was First Lady, I could force designers to make narrow shoes.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Fortune telling weather update

The conference I'll be attending in less than 2 weeks is in the Florida Keys, popular destination if you're a hurricane. I received an email today from the conference hosts entitled "weather update". I laughed. It made me wonder if they had some secret way of predicting the weather.

The email basically said they were keeping an eye on things, as is the resort, and that the resort has an extensive evacuation and disaster recovery plan. That isn't very comforting.

Here's what I know for sure: if there appears to be a hurricane headed for the Keys right before I leave, I won't be getting on that plane, evacuation plan or not. I think my company would prefer I stay alive over forfeiting some plane tickets and fees. At least until I start/finish documenting my job functions. :)

Cassel in the sand

Tom Brady is now out for the rest of the season. Some find this good news, as there seems to be a hate on for the Pats after last year's undefeated regular season and "spygate". Being a Pats fan, I am obviously disappointed. I wonder what the rest of the season will bring.

It wasn't that long ago that Brady was a young rookie, and the fact that he won a Super Bowl, with some help from Drew Bledsoe, was a major accomplishment. Winning that first Super Bowl launched his career into high gear. Matt Cassel may not look like Brady on the field, but I think he deserves a chance. Everyone has to start somewhere, and this is now Cassel's chance. He played better in game 1 than he did in the preseason, perhaps one of those instances where being in the real situation rather than a practice ups your game.

Good luck, Matt. Bring your A game. No one expects you to be Brady, or have an undefeated season, but get us some wins and we'll support you.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


It's subtle, but I get the feeling it has begun. Changes are being made, and I don't agree with them. Two significant (to me) changes recently. I wonder what's next?

A friend of mine always says that if you don't make a decision, the decision will be made for you. I have a feeling that process is starting... which means I need to start thinking more seriously.