Saturday, January 28, 2006

Only in Valenica again

I love my city. The local MB dealership had an open house. Free lunch - Wood Ranch BBQ, face painting, jumpy, Newhall coffee (anything you could want) and t-shirts, two weeks free at the spectrum club, 1 week free at the Paseo club, and all we had to do was show up. The BMW dealership is coming soon across the street. What will they do to out do this?

The merchants of Valencia - great job.

Thursday, January 26, 2006


We saw this women of faith at Starbucks. She had her computer balanced on the thin bar below her chair. We left before it came crashing down onto the floor.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Only in Valencia

Our Pavillion's has an iPod vending machine; what's yours have?

Several of the empty spaces indicated that PSPs were coming soon.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Now I can go home

I'd seen every musical instrument here - but I had not seen any bagpipes. Then through the din of the hall I could hear the dulcet tones of a pipe band. NYPD had sent their pipe and drum band to the show.

I like bagpipes, others do not. So while I was drawn to them, others were running from them. A matter of taste.

How far do you walk?

A friend gave me a pedometer this week. I have been using it to see how far I walk each day just around GTY. Today I wore it to the show. I just gave it a look and the 19,000+ steps I've taken so far (I still need to walk the half mile back to the car) is just over 9 miles! I think I deserve a milkshake.

When It was all over it came to 10.2 miles, the car was further away than I thought.

Nightmare comes true

What's worse than one accordion? 12! Perhaps I'm on trade show overoload, but this booth pushing the world's most (insert favorite slam here) insrtument. Worse yet is they have a loop playing that repeats every 15 seconds. If a fire starts I hope it starts here.

The difference between an onion and accordion?
People cry when they chop up onions.

What did people say when the ship loaded with accordions sank in the ocean?
Well, it's a start.

What is the difference between an Uzi and an accordion?
The Uzi stops after 20 rounds.

What is the difference between an accordion player and a terrorist?
Terrorists have sympathisers.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

LA Car Show

Nice rainy Saturday, so we decided to take the subway to the convention center to see the car show. We just purchased a car, but it's fun to look at all the new cars. We saw a small star from 24 in the crosswalk with us.

Should also say that were were within a few seconds of being invloved in a smash-up on the 170 on our way to the subway station. We also missed by 10 minutes an attempted suicide by train, they were finishing up the investigation when we returned from the show. Glad we missed both of those events.

At the show we saw some exotic cars with prices between $440,000 and $1,200,000. One has 1000HP and a full safety package that can hurl you down the road at 250+ MPH.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Blogging about blogs

I'm in the airport waiting to go home. We got through security (via the secret way) in about 10 min. Everyone else was waiting 1+ hours. This airport has free wiFi - other airports could take a lesson. BTW a friend has started a new blog at if you have a few stop on by and tell her 'Bill sent you.'

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Just what I need

I felt like I had done so much walking that I could have two desserts (They look better in person). So I got fruit crepes and creme brule. They were a bit over the top so I guess it's back to the NordicTrack for me.

Lost more than his shirt

Vladimir Lenin lost more than his shirt in LV - but he does stand tall outside a restaurant named Red Square. A place where starters are $14 and entrées are $39 plus - his dream come true. Maybe that's what happened, his head exploded.

Full Circle

This Danish company has developed a two arm turntable, one arm for left, the other for right. They claim that you get truer stereo sound this way. It also has an interface for input into a computer. Now if they only still made records. Better late ... This could be the perfect thing for Kerry's record

Everything is Normal

For the 3rd morning in a row Jay has had a French Dip with cheese and a diet coke with easy ice. The waitress saw how much diet coke Jay drinks, so she gave him the pitcher. Ted and I had normal breakfast items.

Friday, January 06, 2006


They were here giving away prizes to everyone! Like all their products it was all free. I got to plqy with a giant claw game. Plus I learned that they have the internet on computer now.

How many would you like?

It's just what you need - a liquid cooled 24K gold plated gaming computer. I'm sure they will sell. The Voodoo person said they sell to rich people. At $20,000 US I'm sure she is right. Ooo it's shiney - you can see my reflexion.

City's new motto

Ted gets his fix

Ted got his coffee and we were off again to get out information overload. HDMI, HDTV, IPTV, HD-DVD and more.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

John Daley's Computer

We found John Daley's computer - looks like it was run over by the forklift.

Ted teaches the computer

Ted teaches the computer some new tricks at CES.


This is wrong on so many levels. A still photo does not capture the jello-like aftershocks. Perhaps he is the next Jerrad. We'll check back in a few months.

Monday, January 02, 2006

New Car Part 2

Our car buyer took this picture for us the day we got our new car.