Rik's Ramblings

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Nose Phones

Generally when using public transit I like to put my earphones in and listen to sweet music, so I don't have to listen to the obnoxious fat guy sat in front of me, his phone calls and his tunes.

Right now, I'm wishing someone would invent 'nosephones' so I wouldn't have to smell today's obnoxious fat guy.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend train ride in Sunol

We went to a friends birthday party at the weekend. We got to ride the 'Niles Canyon Railway' from Sunol to Niles and back.

Our party got exclusive use of the Caboose car on the vintage train.

Sunol turned out to be a picturesque little town and the railway runs along a creek, so the view during the journey is also great.

We arrived a little early and that gave us chance to get a latte/Americano from the 'Jazz Cafe' across from the station. We don't really like Jazz, but the café was quaint!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I never agreed to this crap ...

Says Lucky as he is forced to wear a Halloween costume.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Welcome to Eighty-Eighytnine: Your guide to 80s fashion, music, movies, games

Sweet website.


After all, there’s nothing better than the 80s!  Before all this horrible Internet crap, when only people with a modem could download p0rn :-P

Look what I woke up next to this morning ...

Hope I didn't shag it!

We had a sleep over at the Monterey Bay Aquarium with Ben's scout troop.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Beer Guard Dog

Lucky came into work with me on Thursday night. Here he is, guarding our beer fridge.

Pulling an all nighter

If I'm going to work all night, I'm going to need some 'inspiration'...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Do you 'drunk-email'?

Check-out Google 'Mail Goggles' ! ;)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Working lunch

Monday, October 06, 2008

Stock market report ...

Train Wreck

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Yeh, the case of Summer's Charbono has arrived ... Yum!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Increasing FDIC insurance ... why!?

$100k FDIC insurance is where we're at. They want to increase that to $250k, which is great. But given that the US population doesn't actually have any savings, what's it going to actually help with?

According to several surveys, Americans save only about $400/year, while the average american has a credit card balance of $16000