Friday, February 20, 2009


Well, it is that time of year at work. Classes are finished, finals are graded, grades are calculated, and there is nothing left to do but throw away the detritus of this year and waste time. The 21st century has brought us a wonderful new way of wasting time- Blogging!!! So, I decided to make a few lists for today's blogpost. The first one is my supergroup:
vocals- John Fogarty
lead guitar- Curt Kirkwood
Rhythm Guitar- Buddy Holly and Joe Strummer
Bass- Mike Watt
Drums- Keith Moon
Fiddle- Jason Kleinberg
Keyboards- Ray Charles
Harmonica- Sonny Terry
Interpretive dancing- me

Tell me that group wouldn't raise the roof at your local sockhop.

My second list is my all-time Field Day team. Who knows what events will come up- could be 3 on 3 hoop, could be tug-of-war, could be competition Pictionary. Anyway, here are the guys I pick on my squad:
Michael Jordan
Jason Kidd
Nolan Ryan
Patrick McCrystle
Walter Payton
Sergei Bubka
Tiger Woods
Satchell Paige
Andre the Giant
Lance Armstrong
You'll notice that my team is heavy on winners.

Alright, I'm off to do the crossword, the Sudoku, the Scrabble, the word find, and to pretend that the Wizard of Id needs three or seven reads to find the humor in it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Heading Home

A happy post in which I let everyone know that TANK will be in California from March 9th until May 5th.

We are really looking forward to the trip. The girls are already Disneyland-crazed, my wife is going to learn how to shoot a gun, and I am hosting a big picnic in Golden Gate Park. If you are in San Francisco on April 25th stop by Lindley Meadow, have some barbecue, play some gaint croquet, and have a tasty beverage.

Behold this mesmerizing image: Happy guy smacking giant croquet ball through giant wicket!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gary Larson, eat your heart out!

I stole the picture, but still... This basically puts me in the same cartoonish echelon as Gary Larson and the guy who writes Frank and Ernest. Where do I sign?

Friday, January 30, 2009

homeward bound

We'll soon be making the trip from which this blog takes its name. I'm excited about it but a bit reticent as well. There are always expectations and obligations that threaten to overpower the trip. For example, I don't have any desire to see about 90% of the people I'm going to be asked to see. Nor do I want to do about half of the things that are going to be planned. I understand that what I want isn't that important, but it doens't make it any less of a bummer to me. I would be happy to wake up, walk to Noah's and Peet's, walk home, work in the garden, and call it a day. An occasional dinner with family / friends of family, a weekend alone with my friends in SF, and a week there with my wife and kids in tow would be good enough for me. I doubt it's going to be that laid back.

ps- I know that this post is awfully quick on the heels of the last one, but there is an uber-blogger at work who is making me feel neglectful.

His blog is worth checking out: