Posted on 31 March 2011 by admin
No road trip would be complete without the obligatory visits to family along our path, and as fate would have it my wee baking cousins were right along the way.
These famous kinfolk of mine are handsome, Irish and compact like me, but unlike myself these pointy-eared eccentrics live in hollowed out trees as pictured here. In order to protect secret family recipes no cameras are allowed inside, but if you want a taste of what makes these cookies so special, just pick yourself up a good pound of E.L.Fudge and go crazy. No one’s going to think less of you, go on, get to gorging. Continue Reading
Posted on 29 March 2011 by admin
I’m told we have a similar tour group back in our hometown of Seattle, but we’ve never tackled it for review purposes. San Francisco offers tourists and locals alike an unprecedented view of the city, in a single vehicle, on both turf and surf, all rolled into one. But where’s the crackers? Continue Reading
Posted on 27 March 2011 by admin
On the San Francisco waterfront is the most grand of trap de la tourist, and it’s called Pier 39. It’s nothing to shy away from, it’s popular for a reason with all its specialty shops, unique eateries and uncommon attractions of interest, but the one that took me in the most was the Aquarium of the Bay. Continue Reading
Posted on 25 March 2011 by admin
We see a LOT of games, and more than that, we see a lot of questionable games. There’s a new first person shooter out from Zoo Games, and, for the right price, it ain’t half bad.
Dino Strike is like any number of arcade games you used to play, but instead of feeding untold quarters into a machine, you can just rent it, or buy it, and call it good enough. Continue Reading
Posted on 24 March 2011 by admin
We’ve been on vacation now for what feels like forever, but for the first time in my life I’m grateful that I’m being toted about in a stroller like a second-class citizen or paraplegic. Normally I regret this sort of treatment, because, let’s face it, I’d rather walk myself around however slowly I may do it, but with all these silly hills around, I’m just glad I’m being pushed. Continue Reading
Posted on 19 March 2011 by Bob Van der Valk
The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization picture below shows how weather patterns might disperse radiation from a continuous source Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants meltdown in Japan. The far extent of the plume will reach the U.S. West Coast by March 18, 2011.
Posted on 19 March 2011 by admin
I’m always a bit skeptical when it comes to movie tie-in games, though I’ve seen them span the quality range. From “Despicable Me” at the bottom, to “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” in the middle, to Toy Story 3 at the top. Continue Reading
Posted on 14 March 2011 by Bob Van der Valk
The fallout on the fuel market will be severe following the 9.0 Japanese earthquake on Friday, March 11. 2011, since Japan will have to supplement their nuclear energy power production with coal, natural gas and oil-fired power plants.
Information is short and hard to obtain about the status of the nuclear power plants in Japan. Not being a nuclear physicist it is hard to sort the facts from the hysteria but going on past history we are being fed pap by official press officials of the Japanese government about the real situation in dealing with this cataclysmic event. These same officials withheld vital information after the 1995 Kobe earthquake, which killed more than 6,000 people. Continue Reading
Posted on 13 March 2011 by Bob Van der Valk
On March 7, 2011 the average price in California for regular gasoline increased 15.5-cents from the previous week. The average statewide price for regular was $3.874.
Following the gasoline margin breakdown for per the California Energy Commission as of March 7, 2011; Continue Reading
Posted on 13 March 2011 by admin
I know we’ve been harping on this matter for days. I wrote about it at least a couple times and Dominic said something too, but it’s still as important today as it was when I wrote less about it then. The hills of San Francisco, even in lesser inclined areas, seriously burn my veal… by “veal,” of course, I mean my baby calves… get it? Continue Reading