Thursday, October 27, 2005

True Talent

Despite incessant singalongs in the car and interminable renditions of 'The Old Grey Mare' and 'Heart & Soul' on the piano, I will admit that I have no musical talent whatsoever, which is likely why I show such deference to musicians from all walks of life and singers at every level on the annoyance scale. They have a talent which I completely lack.

Now, I would like to add Michael 'The Destroyer' Heffels to this gifted set. He represents the uncelebrated talent in the musical industry as the 2005 Air Guitar Champion. I cannot identify with certainty what incredibly rare talent he had to possess to become the World Champion; however, I am fairly confident that I cannot compete in this arena either.

I'll just have to buy the t-shirt.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Found It

Finally! After years of tormented searching I found exactly what I was looking for at a quaint little store in Monterey, CA; John Denver photos! Whew!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Skip Doesn't Like the Odds

I will gladly confess to knowing nothing about earthquake predictability, but part of me thinks that the so-called 'experts' should be able to do better than a '25 percent probability that the next big earthquake with a magnitude of 7 will occur on the San Andreas Fault within 150 miles of San Francisco sometime during the next 20 years.' Cool. It also might rain somewhere on the West Coast in the next 2 months.

I am not impressed.

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Skip Cares About What You Think

Not that anyone else's opinion matters, but if you do want to involve other people in any kind of decision-making or survey (i.e. where to go for dinner, the best concert venue, who's cooler John Cusack or Bill Murray) you can create a Snap Poll for your audience. It's fabulous.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Bluegrass Festival

Sundays don't get much more perfect than listening to soothing bluegrass music with friends in Golden Gate Park.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Match Made in Heaven; Part I

Much like 'Beyond Tanning & Video' in Metro-Lex, Virginia, the pairing of sushi with fish n' chips is pure genius.

Route 89, Placerville, CA.