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Skateboarding Bulldog

June 9, 2005 at 6:29pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

When I first received this link in my e-mail, I thought “Meh, it’s a dog on a skateboard. So what?” Then I actually watched some of the videos.

Wow.

Seriously, go watch a couple of the videos. Tyson the Bulldog isn’t just a dog on a skateboard. He is a skateboarding bulldog. I am so going to teach Daisy how to skateboard…

More Propoganda

June 9, 2005 at 2:59pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

The previous post reminded me that I had forgotten to blog about the new posters showing up around D.C.‘s commuter trains. It still hasn’t been determined if the posters are real, or if they are just a brilliant piece of guerilla art.

Government Propoganda is Cool

June 9, 2005 at 2:55pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Your friendly federal government has a delightful propoganda blog to help you understand the evils of drugs. Right now it’s filled with gloating following the Raich decision.

What a weekend!

June 6, 2005 at 2:19pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Remember when you were a kid and weekends were restful? Whatever happened to those days?

I finished tearing out the patio on Saturday. Then I spent a whole lot of money at Menard’s on paver bricks, paver base, sand, and other supplies. Only the paver base made it home, though, and even that took two trips in my dad’s Explorer. (Anybody have a pick-up?) In the end I unloaded all 2.5 tons of paver base on my own. Between that and all the broken concrete I moved, I estimate I carried some 7 or 8 tons of materials on Saturday. Now I just need to level out the base for our new patio, pick up the rest of the supplies, and start putting things together.

On Sunday I began by reffing a U-17 soccer game, followed by two adult baseball games. Thank goodness there wasn’t much controversy because I would have been too tired to do anything about it.

So what did you do this weekend?

Should I Be Surprised?

June 4, 2005 at 4:48pm By: Mr. T Posted in 625 Elm Street

Just took the Political Compass test and got:

Economic Left/Right: -4.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.23

This puts me in the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela camp.

Back in Town

June 3, 2005 at 2:47pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

I’m back in town after spending most of this week in beautiful San Diego, California. I’m pleased to see that Mr. T didn’t cause too much trouble, aside from a little school-yard humor reflecting Mr. T’s own inadequacies. I can’t say I’m too surprised.

I am not typically a fan of California or of the ocean, but if I were going to live in a large city, I could definitely see myself being quite content in San Diego. It’s already a very pleasant city, but the level of new development going on there is pretty impressive. Downtown looks totally different than it did when I was last in SD some seven years ago, and plenty more buildings are either under construction or planned. There’s a quasi-urban renaissance going on with impressive investments in both commercial and residential activity in the urban core. I walked several miles each day through Downtown SD. It is easy to walk a lot in such a pedestrian-friendly city.

I’m a big fan of good food—not “fine” food of the sort that Mr. T fancies—and I ate plenty of it in SD. On Sunday night I ate at Monsoon, supposedly San Diego’s best Indian restaurant. My meal was average, but the Missus’s was excellent. I don’t know a ton about Indian food, but I think Lincoln’s The Oven is superior overall. On Monday we ate at Kansas City Barbeque, a.k.a. “the Top Gun bar” because a couple scenes from Top Gun were filmed there. The building is a dive, but the food is actually pretty tasty. I’m a big fan of the sauce and the beans. Good stuff.

On Tuesday we opted for Royal Thai Cuisine. I know even less about Thai food than I do about Indian, but both the Missus and I really enjoyed our meals. About the only downside was the bitchy restaurateur. Other than her all the restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful. On Wednesday night we ate at a wood-fired pizza joint where I had a very tasty bbq chicken pizza. It was easily the best bbq chic

ken pizza I’ve ever eaten. Then again, I’ve not eaten many.

I was encouraged to seek out fish tacos, so the Missus and I had some for lunch at The Tin Fish near our hotel. Actually, I had one fish taco and one calamari taco. The fish taco was good, featuring fried fish, cabbage, tomatoes, and some sort of sauce. I also added a little Tabasco for good measure. But the calamari taco was the real star of the show. The calamari rings were excellently seasoned, and they were very tender. I wonder if I can talk Oso Burrito into offering a weekly calamari special…

I took a few photographs while I was in San Diego. I’ll post them as soon as I find a USB cable to get them off the camera.

Mr. Wilson’s Health

June 1, 2005 at 1:22am By: Mr. T Posted in 625 Elm Street

Hey Mr. Wilson - Some new health news came out over the weekend you should be aware of. Perhaps its time for you to get our eyes checked?

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