Sunday, September 30, 2007


Sunday was the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. A wholesome family-affair celebrating the leather fetish scene and those that like to watch (me)!

It’s much like many small town festivals, except the crowd is mostly men, mostly half-naked, and there are people flogging and peeing on each other. I’m sure they have similar festivals in Kansas and Oklahoma…

I did manage to see some wonderful things… most of which I can’t show you.

However, here are some of the highlights of what I saw:


Batman & Robin(?)

Porn Stars!

The Uber-Sexy Jason Ridge (with the camera)

Alex Collack (looking right at the camera… and into my soul!)

Men in Lederhosen (wtf?)

Men in Love

Men Playing Twisted Twister

Lots of Men in Chaps

Men without Pants (note the shadow…)

LOTS of People

In case you were wondering… some women did show up, however, while she did wear a “wrap” of sorts, this young lady seems to have misplaced her bra!

Not Shy...

And I did manage to find a few old friends… but they requested I not post any pictures:
(Oops! Sorry, buddy!)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lecture of A Lifetime

Randy Pausch, a 46-year-old Carnegie Mellon computer science professor, gave his last lecture last week, and it is amazing. Professor Pausch is dying of pancreatic cancer and only has a few months to live. However, he is still in remarkable shape and is a brilliant and compelling speaker.

Here are parts one and two—the lecture is quite long (many more parts) but it is well worth it. It’s heartbreaking that such a brilliant mind will not be with us much longer. But it is heartwarming to watch such a brilliant speaker at his peak.

Here’s to achieving your dreams.

Friday, September 14, 2007

My Kinda Town...

Off to Chicago for a week. When I return, I hope to have some wonderful stories--happy, happy stories. (Okay, I'm hoping to get lucky...).

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Keep The Fifth Graders Away From Me...

Mingle2 Free Online Dating - Science Quiz

Certainly explains a lot, doesn't it?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In Defense of Britney Spears

I’ve heard a lot about Britney Spears’ performance on the VMA’s last weekend and I’m shocked at how gleeful everyone seems to be at this poor girl’s folly. So far, I have seen only one brave and rational soul stand up and speak out for the poor girl:

Personally, I have not seen the performance, but I think someone needs to defend the girl’s actions.

I will do just that, right after I watch her performance:

Um… I got nothing.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Some People are Just Unlucky (i.e. ME)

I started driving when I was 18. Yes, I procrastinated. The whole thing scared me: 2 ton vehicle + “you can kill someone” + “Red Asphalt” = scared to drive. Eventually, I got over it and drove without incident for over 23 years.

Then, in 2005 some idiot came flying out of a parking lot, hit me and ruined my perfect record. After filing claims and going for a month without my car, I finally got my car back. But I’ve been forever a little skittish driving. I kept waiting for someone else to smash into me.

So it surprised me a few months ago when I was driving home from a booty call and merging onto a busy road in SF when I rear-ended a woman! Never a good thing... It cost me $800 and I’m sure my insurance will go up, so I’m even more skittish about driving.

And then today happened…

As I was driving home, traffic on Page Mill Road was very slow, as a bus rear-ended a car. It looked as if they were stuck together. It stayed with me the whole way home: you never know when someone isn’t paying attention and they run right into you. I did it, others do all the time.

There are four lanes in the exit off of 880 South onto Hamilton Avenue: (starting from the left) Lane #1 is a left only turn, Lane #2 is a left only turn, Lane #3 can go left or straight, and Lane #4 is right turn only. I was in Lane #3 going left. Crusher was in Lane #2, deciding that he wanted to go straight…

Quick quantum physics lesson: two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time.

The bastard hit me. For your viewing pleasure, a satellite photo of the intersection is below. Note the lanes are clearly marked, note how I’m turning and how he’s hitting me! My insurance is going to skyrocket (if they don’t drop me) and I’m sure this will be another point on my driving record—all crap I don’t need.

Tomorrow I think I’ll take the train to work, because I don’t think my poor car can take anymore…

Katey Sagal: Singer

Last night I went to The Plush Room and saw Katey Sagal perform. WOW! She was fantastic. I knew the woman could sing, but I didn’t know she could SING!

I was so impressed, after the show I bought her album (she signed it) and today, I went to her website and bought another of her albums.

Ms. Sagal puts on a FANTASTIC show—her band was great and the audience (small, but good sized for a Wednesday cabaret show) was really into her. I was impressed by the number of younger people there (in their 20’s). With cabaret acts, I expect to be making up the younger demographic.

Jilly-bean and I met this wonderful couple who recently moved from New Orleans (they loved the show, too) and a couldn’t-be-cuter young, hipster gay couple sitting directly in front of us enjoyed the show as well.

She writes most of her songs, so she is not singing The American Songbook, which is new for me. I’m used to Andrea Marcovicci (whom I adore), but this was so different, yet equally entertaining.

Katey Sagal continues through September 8, and if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, I strongly encourage you to see the show. And if she’s coming to your town, go and see her, you won’t be disappointed!