Scene: driving to the Jersey Shore for a one-day excursion, sibling conversation in the back seat of the truck.
Daughter: When’s Grandma getting back from her trip to France?
Son: In the next couple of days, soon.
Daughter: Remember when Grandpa said he was going to play a trick on her and redecorate their house while she was gone? He said he was gonna put lava lamps all over the place and a disco ball and a flat screen TV in the bedroom?
Son: (Deadpan) I think Grandpa is turning into a hippie.
On the beach in Belmar NJ
Had a great time in the waning days of summer 2008. Water was
fantastically warm and had both kids in the water body surfing together.
I’d really like to get the kids over to the Jersey shore at least one
more time before summer ends. Note to self: bring more quarters for
parking and pack better sandwiches.
Electric Chinese Invasion!
Took this pic on my way home from work. Headline reads in my mind:
Communists electrify Lititz drivers….
Lititz Car Company is one of 60 dealers in the USA to start selling
these crazy three-wheeled, entirely electric cars. OK technically the
DoT classed them as motorcycles… and you need a motorcycle license to
drive ’em. Zap Xebra homepage @ http://www.zapworld.com/ .
What do I think? New, ugly, different. Of course it’s interesting, and
sad, to note that with all the ‘greening’ of America we’re at least two
years away from any ‘american’ manufacturer from putting a production
electric car on the streets. Beat to the punch by a second-world,
backward totalitarian state…. Bad karma.
I’m not going to hold out a lot of hope for the occupants of a Xebra
when they crash into a Ford Excursion at 35 mph… that’s going to be an
Scene: family room watching Olympic opening ceremonies, parade of nations….
Announcer: and in the crowd we have George Bush…
My Daughter, age 6: was he President once?
Me: (trying not to laiugh) actually he’s our current President.
My Son,age 8: what’s current mean?
Me: (wondering what they teach kids in school these days) That means ‘right now’.
My Son, age 8: Then he must get in for free!
Me: (laughing) you’re probably right.
That’s me, lighting off a prescribed burn at Fort Indiantown Gap.
4/10/2008, my first time on the ignition team. Perfect fire weather. 4
acres, 14 minutes. <<1.jpg>>
Camping at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, Pa.