Friday, August 28, 2009

Mind-Bending Information

I got this video from a friend in California who says it was originally made as a presentation to a large American corporation. No matter, the information contained on it is truly mind-bending. Click on the arrow to start it.

The question at the end is worth pondering.

Friday, August 21, 2009


When our granddaughters from Oregon come to visit us, it is the perfect opportunity to take them to Seattle where they can have fun with their youngest cousin, "NJ", just a little more than two weeks from being a year old.

Talli, 15, Hayley, 12, and Aubrey, 7, are the daughters of Gregg and Elaine, while "NJ" is the son of Doug and Jamie. Above, the kids are pictured on what was a very hot afternoon Wednesday (Nathan was checking out birds). Jamie took the picture and gave me permission to use it here.

I’ve also added two other pics that Jamie snapped, one of Hayley and "NJ" (left) and the other of Talli and "NJ". As you can tell, the little guy was smothered in love for an entire day, and enjoyed every minute of it. A cool pic of Aubrey and "NJ" is on my July 15 post.

The day was also a special occasion on two other counts. First, it was our first visit to Doug and Jamie’s new home (it’s absolutely beautiful), and secondly, Doug and I took his new Smokercraft Alaskan fishing boat on its maiden voyage on Lake Sammamish.

It was the middle of the day when we went out, so there was little chance to catch any fish, but the boat, motor, electronics and electric downriggers performed flawlessly. Great choice, Doug! And perfect timing! Right after your pop sold his “last” boat. :-)

The fun day was capped with some incredibly good Chinese take out from Chan’s Place, a Seattle favorite.

Friday, August 14, 2009

It is a Hoax!

Turns out the spectacular accomplishment on video shown in my previous post is a HOAX. My cousin Joel Narva sent me the link today that confirmed it.

Click here to read it, if you like. Apparently, it’s an ad by Microsoft, of all people, that attempted to gain internet attention in Germany. For what, I have no idea.

I guess the old adage is true: if it looks like an impossibility, it likely is an impossibility. Where that adage came from is unknown.

Sure was fun to watch, though. And it’s still moving at warp speed through cyber space.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Is This For Real?

Click on arrow to play.

Obviously, this must be "edited." Right? If not, it's spectacular.

If you're a "techie," maybe don't tell me it's not an actual event!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Trouble in River City

Every once in a while there’s a guy at the boat launch who has to get his boat in the water for the very first time. Sometimes there are problems, as indicated above.

Supposedly, this is a quote from the guy who tried to launch: “I consulted my dealer for advice, but all they said was, ‘Don't let the trailer get too deep when you are trying to launch the boat’."

Thanks to my bud, Bob Rodde, in California, for emailing this unusual shot.

I’m kinda wondering where this might have happened? Wups, probably shouldn’t go there.