Wednesday, January 31, 2007

(Oliver and Cameron Update on Meyer Blog)
If you got an email from me you can create a blobber account so you can have a name for yourself that isn't 'Jerk.' If you didn't get an email from me you should email me, unless you're a jerk, than you should stay a jerk.


There are still more photos to come.


This is not LaQuinta. This was the view from my room sunday night. That is the Orlando airport lobby. There were eight pillows on my bed.
Still not jerk like.


This is only the first photo I am posting. A Puerto Rican friend of mine says the la quinta means "the fifth". Sort of a slang but accepted way of saying cinco in Mexico. He said you would not use the term in Spain.
I am not a jerk.


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I came home to find a parcel at my door.

They arrived in a bag packed in newspaper.

They are now settling in to their new home.
For those of you who saw those two guys from "American Idol" singing or taking pictures with people at the Daytona Race, let me just make it clear who they really are:

Kenneth Swale

Jonathan Jayne

I suggest not having your volume too loud.


The cat likes trains
Why is everyone labeled Jerk but Paul? It seems something is wrong here.


Monday, January 29, 2007

I got my sock. Not so smart that it doesn't get lost.

The worms are supposed to have been shipped today. There home is all set for their arrival.

A better way to compost(?).
"Do I look like a movie star?" - Joel

After walking from the airport we went to Waffle House.

It was chaos as we fled Sonny's BBQ due to a fire in the kitchen. Will Turner ran to his car.

The Mexican media was in full force, here talking to Memo Rojas.

Cyndy and Katherine Legge during the grid walk.

The Gainsco spent a lot of time doing this.

La Quinta is Spanish for don't stay there.

Never had an issue with sideways pictures in old blobber.

"Do I look like a Movie Star?" -Noah

So our Daytona flight was cancelled so we were put in a taxi to Orlando. Spent the night in the Hyatt at the airport. La Hyatt is Spanish for 'way better than La Quinta."

-Good weekend except that I had to go straight from the plane to class and I didn't get home until 6:30.

Things that broke:
1. Sonny's BBQ kitchen
2. Armco barriers on the track(twice, needing extensive repairs)
3. Transformer at La Quinta(minimal electricity and no hot water)
4. Grass Roots tent fell down
5. Airplane

Good enough
Forced to switch to new blob.

Now to sign go to new blob sign in. The user name is BrownseyFamily. The password is the same as the orignal, better blobber. If you want your own user name thing, email me I guess.

At school, I won't post the good stuff until I get home and sleep some. Tried to find Noah at his gate this morning in Orlando, but he wasn't there yet.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mom and Dad please record the Rolex 24 coverage on Fox and Speed channel. Fox starting at 1pm on saturday. Check Speed for times.


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

We have snow!!

Monday, January 22, 2007

From today's Boston Herald. I posted the whole thing because It won't be accessible by Wednesday. If you want to have fun call Dad and ask who Joe Kennedy is and how much he makes running a non-profit heating oil company.

For Dad: Video of Joe's Ad

"Tapping Venezuela’s oil without guilt
By Joseph P. Kennedy II
Monday, January 22, 2007 - Updated: 03:34 PM EST

All those who claim the poor should not heat their homes with discounted Venezuelan oil or that I should not distribute it are setting a moral standard they don’t apply to themselves or to other countries sending oil to the United States.

If we consumed oil only from those whose morality we agree with, we’d come up with a very short list.

Critics say no to Venezuelan oil for the poor but yes to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and to so many other Middle East countries that rule with an iron fist. It’s easy to say yes if you’re a short-sighted moralist, but maybe not so easy if you’re concerned about how those societies treat women or alarmed at their hostile stance toward Israel.

If discounted fuel from Venezuela is somehow unfit for the needy, then full-price Venezuelan oil shouldn’t be good enough for the cars, boats, jets and furnaces of the wealthy.

More than 558 million barrels of Venezuelan oil made its way to the United States last year. Why just go after the small slice that helps senior citizens and struggling families? Why not take on those who make money off Venezuela as well - GM and Ford, who sold 300,000 cars there last year, and Shell, BP, Conoco Phillips and other oil interests who, unlike Venezuela and CITGO Petroleum, spurned our requests for assisting the poor?

If objections to Venezuelan oil are about democracy, then critics should look at the December elections won by President Hugo Chavez with nearly 70 percent of the vote. Venezuelans have now spoken four times in his favor.

I’m not going to defend or demonize Chavez for his moves toward socialism, but it does seem like we favor selective socialism here in the United States for big corporations that get to socialize risks and privatize profits.

As for nationalizations in Venezuela, it’s hard for Americans to argue with turning private utilities into public ones. America’s investor-owned utilities charge more for power than companies owned by the people.

Why doesn’t our own federal government collect a fair share of royalties from energy companies taking resources from public lands and use some of the revenues, along with windfall taxes from oil and gas interests, to help the poor?

Or why don’t our lawmakers in Washington fully fund federal fuel assistance, which has been cut by a third in spite of the fact that heating oil prices have doubled over the last couple of years?

I won’t defend everything Hugo Chavez says or does, but neither will I accept a system of socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor that turns its back on those in need.

Joseph P. Kennedy II is president of Citizen’s Energy."

I don't have a problem with Hugo selling oil below market price. It's the Kennedy's that are the problem here.


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Saw Christopher this weekend. Jonathan chews gum...

Went to a train store.

Cyndy bought me a kitchen aid so we don't have to get married.

Made muffins.

And biscuits (without the mixer) for our barbeque pork.

Check all week for pictures of ALMS and Champ Car testing at Sebring.

Cyndy got a haircut.

Katherine Legge will be testing with Coyne.

Good Enough,


Friday, January 19, 2007

Sebring Winter Test Entry List

Briscoe for Penske Porsche.

Dyson only has one car for this test, the second to be delivered in Feb.

New GT2 Porsche team.

Big week next week with this test, Champ Car test and Daytona.

Champ Car Driver announcements anyone? Rahal, Si Pag, ?

Good Enough


Thursday, January 18, 2007


I have lost one of my tall black socks, after looking high and low, I'm wondering if someone took it home with there stuff after the November or December holidays? Please look.

There is also a "smart wool" men's sock here that someone left behind.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Corvette officially in ALMS next season.

Champ Car to Zolder and Assen official.

Joel's salad looks fine.

In my defense, the salad I make looks more... edible.

Any reason for the new blog pic? Joel.. should you attempt a prettier version?

Bourdais and Newman on Letterman last night.

Bourdais article explaining why he's not doing the Daytona 24.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Easy Bake! Easy clean up?

Monday, January 15, 2007

We went camping and snowshoeing at Lassen Volcanic National Park this weekend. The National Parks Pass (formerly $50) has been done away with and is replaced by the Interagency Pass ($80), which covers all federal recreation sites, not that I know of any other agency sites that charge a fee that are nearby.

Digging in the campsite for a two-nights stay. The sky was very clear but the temperature only got down into the teens.

It is important to wear your puffy and eat lots to keep warm when the sun goes down. There wasn't enough snow to cover the bear cabinets. They made convenient cooking surfaces and storage containers.

There hasn't been new snow in two weeks and it was too icy to use our cross country skis, so we switched to snowshoes. Lassen Peak (10,457') is in the background.

At the end of the trip we thoroughly washed and sterilized the camping gear so it's nice and clean for next time!
I just finished reading an amazing biography of Norman Rockwell. He is amazing- smart, sophisticated, generous, a high school drop out, born and raised in NYC, didn't move to Vermont until he was 46 and moved to Stockbridge 15 years later so his wife could be closer to the psychiatrist she needed. A surprising life story on many levels. It is a book I picked up when I went to the Norman Rockwell Museum about a year and a half ago and it was lost in the shuffle, until I started rearranging our bookshelves last week.

Now I am going to read Vikram Chandra's new novel, THe 1st 9 pages are good- there are 891 more to go. I see by the back flap that he is a professor at Berkeley- have you seen him around Rachel or Philip?

Paul, as our official blogmaster, what is this New Version Blogger? Are we behind the curve?

I made a salad based on a recipe from Emily.

Brownsey Family
In a pinch sleet can be used as snow. We had sleet all day but it was cold.

Last night we saw the Pirates beat the Worcester Sharks in a shoot out. The game was good but because of the weather the crowd was small.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Chcek out


These are the new additions to Oliver's Lionel set. It is cold and rainy in Niskayuna. Less than 2 weeks to the Rolex 24.
What's up with "new" and "old" Blogger. Should we be doing something different?

Saturday, January 13, 2007

I went for a walk today and found P.T.'s house.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The temp. went down to 0 last night and the reservoir froze over again after all the ice and snow melted because of all the rain. Today we saw a Hairy Woodpecker at the feeder. I thought it was a Downey Woodpecker but it was too big.

In the Feb. issue of Classic Toy Trains there is a 5 page article with pictures of Bob Brownsey's O gauge layout his wife Sarah took the pictures.

The things I took notice of on the list for the Rolex 24 were Howard Motorsports GT entry (Nissan 350z) and Oliver Gavin with Dyson. On the Grand Am list there is Pierre Kleinubing listed driving an ST BMW Z4.
There are at least 10 solid DP teams that have a very good chance of winning. There are at least 10 teams that have no chance of finishing. The GT class is going to be a free for all. Of course Tafel and TRG have a good shot due to the number of cars entered. Banner usually comes prepared and I'm sure they have money from GM/Pontiac with them(where's the CTS-V?). Historically I like a Porsche in an endurance race. I can't root for Tags in the Mustang, but it would be cool for Ford or Chevy to win.
On the Topic of ALMS. Lots of new stuff this year last year it was R10 R10 R10. This year a lot of new cars/faces. It would have been cool to see a factory backed BMW Z4 M coupe. After all it is reaching a similar market as the Panoz. What ever happened to the Viper GT1 effort? There was one a Lime Rock in 2003. Not even a private team. There are a bunch of GTS-R's out there somewhere.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Master Schedule: Click to view, let me know if you want me to email you the .pdf version for easy printing.
The Cahill racing with Milka Duno IRL team was supposed to be announced today at Indy... but wasn't.

The new Peegeot is ugly, and how can the drivers see out of that thing? (Photos are on LMSR). I understand the are still debating whether to run Sebring, I had thought it wasn't considered at all.

Even worse is JV's new hair.

The R10 is a go for the entire ALMS season and Corvette and Aston are very likely.

The Daytona 24 entry list is here. 71 entries

The Koni Challenge entry list is here. 107 entries.

Too much to disect.


Monday, January 08, 2007