Thursday, June 29, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Cyndy got a job as a day camp counselor at the zoo. I guess it has loose peacocks that try to eat your lunch. The zoo also has a history of losing its gorillas in Roxbury where they beat up children on the sidewalk. It rained today.
Monday, June 26, 2006
After the Autocross we stopped at Guy park in Amsterdam. It is located at Lock 11. We saw three trains go past and three big boats go through the lock. It was nice and quite there. The kids had a great time. Later in the evening we went to Crossgates Mall to see the movie "CARS". It was pretty good. It featured the voices of Dale Jr., Richard Petty, Mario Andretti, and Michael Schumacher.
This brings us to Sunday June 25th. We went to FMCC in Johnstown and watched an autocross event. The Subaru Impreza RS's were very quick. As well as an S2000, an '03 EVO and the green Rabbit in the picture. There was a CRX that was very quick as well. I am not sure of the results. There were a bunch of WRX drivers that didn't have a clue what they were doing. The kids had fun watching the "race cars".
This is out of order but. Saturday night June 17th we went to Fonda speedway. in 1984 I went to my first stock car race with George Buhrmaster at Fonda, Jack Johnson 12a won. 22 years later Oliver and Cameron went to thier first stock car race at Fonda, Jack Johnson 12a finished 2nd. Dave Camera won and Jeff Trombley came in third. Oliver missed the feature as he had other business to attend to (see photo).
I finally got some time to go through the pictures on the camera. These photos of from the Father's day weekend tractor show in Sharon Springs. I brought two Massey Ferguson snowmobiles to display. It was very hot and humid on sunday, we didn't stay long. I am wearing a special shirt Cameron and Oliver gave me for father's day. Fried dough was there as you can see.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
How much does David Puddy charge for clear coat on a Saab 900?
Hans Stuck has European teeth.
Where can I download Jacque V's new album? it can't be any worse than Eddie Murphy's or William Shatner's
race site: www.jacksonhalf.com
results site: www.milliseconds.com/ResultsIndividual.php?varParticipantRecID=49&varRaceID=845
We arrived home at noon today after 22 hours and 1,200 miles on the road from Fripp Island SC (near Beaufort) . The kids slept most of the way but not Mom and Dad. The beach was great. I'll put add some details after we get some rest. Lots of posts to catch up on.
Did I say it was very nice here- just beautiful.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
There will be 5 P1 cars including an Audi R8, 2 Dyson Lolas, and 2 "former Dyson" Lolas. Aston and Corvette will be in GT1, 5 cars for P2 including the Penske Porsches, and 10 GT2 cars including 2 M3s, 4 911s, 2 Panoz, and 2 Ferraris. 24 cars, up 2 from last year, down 3 from the first year.
I should be driving in Thursday or Friday and then going to camp sometime after the race. If anyone wants to take my car to be inspected while I'm at camp or something so I can get a July sticker, that would be good.
It was real hot here, but now it's okay. I have two more days of classes. Also, note that I predicted the firing of Mario Dominguez by Forsythe, and the hiring of AJ Allmendinger right here on this blob. Also at that time I put James 'Hinch' Hinchcliffe's link on the side there and he won his first Atlantic race at Portland this weekend. Also I went to the Grand Prix Cafe to watch LeMans, and they had soccer on, but using the LeMans poster they had on the wall in my defense I was able to fix the problem.
I was suprised that the Nature Consevancy hasn't adopted Cambridge's strategy to prevent fires in parks. It's called the "Concrete Park". What you do is you take space, preferably close to a really busy intersection. Then you surround it in chain link fence for a year or so, tear up everything in side the fence, and lay down big cement pavers mixed in with large rocks and even larger blocks of cement. You can plant a tree or two in some 3 ft square holes in the concrete. You may also plant a few bushes, but be sure to put them in such a way that people will have to walk around them to get through the park. A few things to keep in mind, make sure the pavement is as white as possible so people have to squint while in the park, for added fun put in some large one inch thick metal plates sticking up vertically from the ground. As an added bonus make that plate match the pattern of the concrete. Before you know it you have a wonderful oasis for children to play and adults to relax next to the soothing stream of cars flowing through the intersection. Over time people will tape decorations to any trees or light posts in the park. The Democratic National Committee is the most effective at this because they have managed to cover every post in this city with 2 large yellow posters looking to recruit new members. What does it take to get someone to volunteer for the Democrats in one of the most liberal places in the country? $650 a week. A secondary benefit to these decorations is that it is giving jobs to city workers who need to remove them from the posts the next day.
Which one is The Nature Conservancy engine?
When you go to a fire, remember to bring your dozer.
The Nature Conservancy engine (on the right) and crew on ignition.
Letting it run.
Lupinus nanus, sky lupine
Sadly, Kate's grandmother died Sunday.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
There was an anouncement made at 3am this morning that Intermagnetics is sold to Philips for 1.3 billion. I would guess they won't be making magnets in Latham, NY for more than a couple more years. I wonder if the company picnic is still on for next thursday?
Summer scheduling- let me know your visiting dates guys. We want to see you, but also,want to invite others in open slots.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Today was Dad's birthday. I got dad a shovel. We had pony rides.
The garage sale also started today. It is a strange mix of people. But there is a lot of stuff and the traffic has been decent. Dad actually sold the original sinks from the brick house. Great Grandpa Brownsey stopped by for a piece of cake. Great Grandpa Steates could have been here as well but he chose not to be.
Paul, I bought two tickets for ALMS at Lime Rock July 1. We hope to see you and Cyndy there.
Chris are you and Jon planning on going?
Cameron had her dance recital at the Palace theater in Albany sunday night. She was great of course. She really loves being on stage. She had a really good time as you can tell.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
On another note- it has finally stopped raining and we have started the garage sale. Hot item? Books- even Mable Schlieman stopped and bought 6. And Helen, the neighborhood biologist and UN supporter. I don't know what we will do with the rest of the stuff.
Monday, June 12, 2006
Here is what is fairly certain will happen following the seat shuffle in Champ Car betweeen Milwaukee and Portland:
Tonis Kasemats to the vacant seat at Rocketsports
Cristiano daMatta from Coyne to RuSport
AJ Allmendinger from RuSport to Forsythe
Andrew Ranger will be sponsored by Wal*Mart for some races
This is what may happen, but possibly not in time for Portland:
Mario Dominguez from Forsythe to Coyne or HVM(Dan Clarke gone)
Ryan Hunter Rhea to Coyne
Sperificos all over the place
Cyndy's brother came to visit.
We tried to go to the Dragon Boat races but it didn't work out... we did see these people though:
This guy was on a bike.
We also saw a kid riding his bike telling his friend about a dead squirrel he just saw. We found it.
Followed by a second.
On Saturday I had to do school stuff so they went to the aquarium.
Afterwords we met up and went to Newbury St. In addition to Kitty World, we went to the Puma store where they had a bunch of BMW Sauber F1 stuff for sale. A few shirts, couple of jackets, and some shoes and scary boots.
Newbury Street also had a muffin truck.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Phil sent Jonathan a wolf track for his birthday. Thank you. Jonathan was impressed. We had a busy weekend in the rain. Jonathan had a swimming party in the rain with his friends. They didn't mine. Megan is going to 'camp' this week at her old pre school.