Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Thong car!

(click the photo for more photos)

Check this radical car!
This is a design for a new Maserati "Birdcage"
done by the ex-roomie of my son's step-brother,
Jason Castriotta,
a graduate of Art Center in LA,
and now at Pininfarina.

Those two exhaust pipes, the "thong" paint job...
all very suggestive, eh?

I want one!

To learn more about my lust for exotic cars,
with lots of photos and stories, see
"Confessions of a Car Nut"

Friday, November 24, 2006

Mikie's Fun House, Seen from Space!

Can you see me waving to you?
I'm right there in the absolute middle of the image.

This is a real-time image of earth on a cloudless day,
as if you were standing on the moon (375916 km above earth).
The line of sunrise/sunset is accurate for the
exact second that you hit "enter" when you clicked
on this blog.

This awesome image of earth from space is
brought to you by John Walker,
the genius author of Auto-Cad, but now at
Fourmilab in Geneva, Switzerland

Want to see your house from space?
Click here!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Happy Thanksgiving Greeting

A very special friend sent me her photo today.
It has been many years since I saw her last
but she is still stunningly beautiful.

I am deeply thankful for our time together...


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Book Report: They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky

This book is the story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan
is incredibly depressing reading of the true story
of the tens of thousands of orphans whose
parents were killed during the continuing
genocide in the Sudan, and how these children
escaped by walking through deserts and war zones
experiencing the worst of tragedies including
starvation, exposure, disease, physical abuse,
slavery, and attacks by wild animals,
to reach refuge camps in neighboring countries,
only to subsist in continuing horrible conditions
for 14 years until, miraculously, a precious few were
rescued through the kindness of strangers,
and were brought to a new life in the USA.

This story was written by 3 boys who came to San Diego.

After reading this fantastic story,
you will be amazed at the indomitable human spirit,
and the will to survive,
even among young children.

Powerful reading...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

New Free Service: Change Notices

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and nothing will be new.
Bummer, eh?
You might lose interest and
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Bummer for both of us.

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Klassy Keyboard

(Click the pic for full details at Amazon.com)

Check out my new Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard.
This critter is slicker'n weasel snot!
Wireless (bluetooth), rechargeable, great touch.
Super slim.
All the media controls you could want.
And touch pad, mouse buttons,
scrolling controls (vert/horiz),
backlighting trickery... very cool.

You may notice that there is no separate 10-key pad
but that'll be missed only by accountants, not me.
This makes the keyboard a lot more compact, lighter.

Get one for Christmas.
Click the link to buy, and my commission goes to
research for a cure for spinal cord injury.
Good for you!

For all the time you spend on your computer,
why shouldn't you have the world's best keyboard?
You deserve it, don't you?

And while you're diggin' it,
check out my new mouse!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Fun House improvements

Yesterday was a big day at the Fun House.

Major improvements have been completed:
1. Fireplace added. I have been wanting a fireplace here at the Fun House ever since I moved in 3 years ago. With all that preparation time, how come I am now struck with a complete blank as to what I should put on the mantel?

2. Webcam mounting added. Up until now, the webcam was sitting precariously on one of the slats of the plantation shutters. Not the best solution by a long shot. It was always getting out of alignment, especially when the housecleaner would come by and dust around it. Additionally, it was looking through a screen which did not help with the clarity. With the new location, the image is much clearer, and the webcam doesn't get moved around during cleaning.

Vistors usually always mention what a good feeling they get when they visit the Fun House. They comment that I have really put the place together very well. But it seems that there is always something more to do. I am assailed with ideas that will keep me busy improving this place for years to come...