Yah, I moved to Southwest Florida in October. I love it here. New place, new everything.

Mom's Italy trip

Mom went to Italy last summer and took my Xacti HD camecorder. Here are the photos and videos. The trip hit most of the big cities; Venice, Pisa, some coastal town off the Med, Pompeii, Rome, and other places.

I tweaked out several of the pics with Picasa photo editing & they came out really sweet. Check em...


2007 Fantasy Football

SoCal Bloody OJs are back!!!!!!!!!!!!

My team is back for another year of murder and mayhem on the girdiron. Check out the league's progress on ESPN.com. My good buddy Rich came up with this year's league name which is oddly titled ... 'Hot Fresh Trouser Chili'. Not sure what that means, but here is the team homepage...


and here is my starting lineup...

Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis Colts

Willis McGahee, RB, Buffalo Bills

Michael Turner, RB, San Diego Chargers

Terrell Owens, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions

Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers

Chicago Bears, Defense

Adam Venatieri, K, Indianapolis Colts

Finally, here is the actual drink recipe for the Bloody OJ...

1 part bourbon whiskey1 part orange juice1 part tomato juice1 dash soda water
Pour ingredients over two crushed ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Stir, and decorate with a bloody glove if available.

A great time in San Diego!

I had a great time during my parents' visit this August in San Diego. Mike and Patti sure had a great time and so did I. We saw a San Diego Padre game, got to Pacific Beach to see the surfers, visited the USS Midway, toured through the newly updated Hotel Del Coronado, and took in the views from the top of the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Videos and pictures are available on my Picasa page. Click the slideshow to view the vids and pics. For highest quality, download the entire set but make sure you have enough disk space...

and here is a bonus slideshow from the Red Bull Air Race over San Diego Bay a couple weeks later. This folder has lots of video, pictures from the week, and images from the official website and fan websites.


South Park intro and Rush's Tom Sawyer

Still looking for the audio bootleg to this show... 7-30-2007 Rush @ Chula Vista. Email me if you have it....Thanks!

Yacht inside a ?? Mega-Yacht


I was biking on the Embaracdero in downtown San Diego this past April, when I came upon this sight. The striking part is that the yacht inside is a large Viking, probably 32 foot. I mean, a large boat in its own right. To see it actually moored INSIDE a larger boat was kinda cool. That's why I had to stop my bike ride and take a couple quick snaps.


RUSH in Concert - July 30, 2007

Amazing show and even better pics and vids courtesy of my new Xacti HD2 > http://www.sanyo-dsc.com/english/products/vpc_hd2/index.html


Featuring original, hall-of-fame members Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, Rush are touring in support of their latest album Snakes And Arrows. I caught them at Coors Ampitheatre in Chula Vista, CA.

Here is a slide show of my Rush album. Link to the vids and the rest by clicking thru the slide show or ...

... bookmark my gallery here > http://picasaweb.google.com/shawn92101

Rush is the best > http://www.rush.com/


My trip to Michigan

Here, finally, is a new post on my blog. Click the slideshow below to link to pictures and video from my trip to Michigan this summer.

Included are pictures from the shores of Lake Huron near Port Huron, MI. Also, you'll see some biking, a Tool concert, sailing, lots of fun with my family.

There are also pictures from Detroit Tiger stadium versus Boston Red Sox at the end of the set so don't miss them.

Enjoy the summer while it lasts!



Giant 10 Lb Lobster Caught off San Diego coast

My friend Brad is a pro lobster diver here in San Diego. He dives off the Ocean Beach coast with a night light and a bag, roots around under the rocks, and comes up with the maxiumum 7 lobsters per night just about every time he goes out. There is a lobster season so they have time to regenerate.

By the looks of the one he caught last Friday, it might be time to open the season up a bit more. This is a pacific spiny lobster, probably 10 pounds and between 20-40 years old. Amazing that he gave himself up but, damn, was he tasty...

Here is a video of the lobster