ooo.. this song just was played on my Launch.. whoohoo! Ohio! Ohio Is For Lovers by Hawthorne Heights…
Archive for July, 2004
A new store launched today called Woot! They sell just 1 item per day.. interesting concept, kind of like the home shopping network…
But note that they spelt w00t with “OHs” instead of “ZEROs” –i think that’s wrong, i mean.. they should just ante up and buy w00t.com too, it’s up for sale man… While some are gonna argue that woot is an alternative spelling for w00t, I really doubt that this debate would ever digress into a pop vs. soda debate.. cuz.. the only people who really care about the spelling of “w00t” spell it “w00t” and not “woot”.
so, andy, jason, jeff, aileen and i went to formula d on sunday at sears point (oops, i mean infineon) raceway up in sonoma. drift racing is supposedly the new thing in racing, and basically it’s a combination between.. say.. ice skating and car racing. the drivers race around a track and gain extra style points in addition to being timed. it was a gorgeous day up in sonoma, but it was mad hot and there were only like 3 vendors on the top of the hill that sold drinks. i’m suprised that more people didn’t pass out from dehydration.
they set up the race on turn 7 of sears point, in kind of a figure 8. it got a little boring watching everyone qualify one by one, so we took off to the paddock to check out the custom cars (ok, andy wanted to see the umbrella girls).. the cars were crazy customized, with insane systems, gucci interiors, jackknife doors, and.. (apparently, i had missed this latest trend).. lcds.. IN the engine bay. um.. just in case you wanna watch tv while you.. check the oil? the paddock was cool though, after each racer was finished, they’d drive their car right through the crowd and stuff. there was a crazy el camino from texas too. oh, and this kickass mini.
the real excitement came when the pros from japan took to the track, 4 at a time.. that was insane. once the pros were done having their fun, the competitors started the real race, two at a time.. for the most part, it was fairly uneventful.. one dude (this 17 year old racer named gushi) put his car a little into the wall and ended up ripping off his bumper and spilling coolant all over the track. oops. we had to wait for like half an hour while they cleaned up the track. fun. rhys millen ran his GTO drifter and it was clear that he had raced a bit over in japan.
in anycase, check out the photo album from formula d.. and don’t miss the movies. yay. vroom.
on saturday, jean and paul got married.. the wedding was at the palace of the legion of honor right here in san francisco, overlooking the golden gate bridge.. it was a really nice ceremony; jean and paul wrote their own vows.. they had the reception right in the museum, amongst all of the art..
congrats you two!!
So Phil and I have decided on a final plan for the limo… we’re covering it in mirror tile, so it will look like a giant disco ball. Andy did a great photoshop rendering of the car for us… (ok, I tried to do one, and it turned out sooo badly)
I ordered the tile yesterday from the super friendly folks at Mosaic Mercantile right here in SF, and we’ll be getting started soon. For the past few months, we’ve been ripping out the interior of the car, getting it running well, and getting it all legal and registered with the DMV. We’ll be decking out the interior in deep red shag and hardwood floors.. here we go.. only 50 days till burningman…
saw F911 the other day… as always, michael moore did a great job in presenting his message and beating you over the head with it over and over and over and over again. maybe i’m getting old and cynical, but even though i believe in many of the viewpoints that moore presents, i am skeptical of the picture he weaves. it seems to simple, too trite, i suspect that reality is much more complicated than the supposed simple truths that moore writes about.
anyway, i’ve compiled a list of the articles that I’ve found out there that discuss F911 that i found interesting to read…
Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 911 by Dave Kopel
Unfairenheit 9/11 – The lies of Michael Moore by Christopher Hitchens
watching michael moore – good blog roundup of all the MM F911 reactions
michael moore posts factchecks on his site..
very cool.. bloglines redesigned today, and launched a new “my blog” feature, which integrates a blog publishing system right into bloglines…