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



Photos & Videos from my Cessna flight over Southwest Florida

(click the slideshow below to link to the gallery)

Thanks to Captain Brann for his steady flying, Dad and I had a wonderful time flying high above Southwest Florida on a beautiful, sunny and clear December day last Christmas season.

The flight started at the Naples Airport. We took off heading north for Venice Airport. After a nice lunch, the plane flew for a touch, taxi and go at Fort Myers Airport, then South toward Marco Island. Just East of the island, we did a non-stop touch and go at the Marco Island Executive Airport. The photos clearly show how this small airstrip is surrounded completely by water and mangroves. Pretty cool.

Heading North again, we finally landed at Naples Airport. Unlike boating, we didn't have to spray clean the plane and flush the engine of salt. Nice.


Could it be Tigers in 4? MLB.com has some clues...

Here is something you've really got to check out. I signed up to MLB.com for $9.95 trying to find the highlights from the ALCS game 3 that was played last night between the Tigers and As. My DVR wacked out and missed the recording...grrr

When I got there, I found the entire rebroadcast including commercials from Fox TV and radio. But that is only the beginning...

Check out my account at http://www.mlb.com
You can watch video or audio replays of the entire season for all teams, all games, including some classics. Check out the 30s and 40s.

my username is: shawn@hawaii.com
my password is: tigers

Go Get 'em Tigers!

UPDATE: I just watched a 'condensed game' video highlight from July 4th this year, Tigers were playing the As but lost in 10 innings. Don't think that is gonna happen today.. get ready to break out the champagne!!

Tigers in 4, slam the door! Hear 'em Roar!


Music News: Alice In Chains, Iron Maiden

Here's a good article reviewing the Inland Invasion concert festival. I was thinking of driving up to see it but never made the trip...maybe I should have.




Oh my G.., what? A new Iron Maiden album just came out??? NO WAY!

WAY!!!, and I will be heading directly to Tower Records to purchase this 71 minute new CD with bonus DVD. I will be dying to hear the sound of the three guitarists soloing out. And just so that record companies know, if you include a DVD with the music, you will sell lots more CDs.


'Operation Get 'Er Done' gets done right!

Congratulations to Mike Meurer on his 2nd successful heart bypass surgery!

..and "big ups" to our homeys at 3M Corp. (http://www.3m.com/) for the solid pension and coverage of Dad's $175,000 surgery and rehab treatment.

.. and here is a short video from the hospital during recovery...


Way to go Mikey! Your many grey schnauzer dogs and family love you (yes, the cat too)!

My Picasa Web Album and photo gallery is now available!


I have now released a web photo gallery that closely mirrors my local harddrive directories. Some of the directories include Art, City photographs, personal photos, and other images. Check 'em out and let me know what you think.

I also want to put out a strong recommendation to download Picasa from Google. It, like it's earlier cousin program Google Earth (ava at http://www.google.com/earth), is a new and groundbreaking free program.

Picasa has replaced my previous image editor fav ACDSee (www.acdsystems.com/acdsee) as #1. It is the future of image and video file management and will soon supercede Microsoft's Windows as the most important data area for your personal collections of pictures and videos.

Check out Picasa and my pics. Bye.




The SoCal Bloody OJs are back for another killing

I am so happy that the NFL is back! Here is my fantasy football league. My team is "SoCal Bloody OJs". I should make up t-shirts.



More details emerge about Jerry & the "shoe"

Here is a post I found that details the events of the Jerry Cantrell Del Mar incident, addressed via video in an earlier post. While I still maintain that the offending object was a shoe, this account calls it a bottle.

..oh, and Rain When I Die was AMAZING!!!

Grabbed from http://www.metalsludge.tv/

Got home a little while ago from Alice's free show at the Del Mar racetrack in San Diego.

What was a great show ended abruptly during the second chorus of Man In The Box when some asshole pegged Cantrell in the face with a bottle. He threw his guitar down and stormed off stage and that was it. Can't say I blame him.

It's really a shame when some drunk asshole has to spoil the show for everyone. Alice played a great set for free and Jerry gets thanked with a bottle to the face. I hope whoever threw that bottle wakes up with AIDS tomorrow morning or some horrible karma. Seriously, Jerry is the last musician on earth who anyone in their right mind would throw something at. Fred Durst or the guy from Creed, maybe, but Jerry??

On a happier note, the new singer William DuVall IS AMAZING. Flawless. Does Layne justice but at the same time doesn't go out of his way to sound or act like him. Anyone who doubts this guy has to see it to believe it. He did all the hits and even nailed stuff like Rain When I Die and Nutshell. I hope the band pulls an AC/DC and keeps on with this new guy.

Posted August 19th 2006 @ 12:01am (pst) By: SterileEyes1

The post below was taken from the World Famous Metal Sludge Gossip Board found HERE. It seems that this unfortunate incident ended the concert abruptly. Hopefully the scum bag will be identified and arrested for this.



Pacific Classic day at Del Mar racetrack

Here are more Del Mar pics from Sunday, August 20, 2006.

Here are a few nice photos from the official website of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The site also has live video, audio, webcams, and live betting tote boards if ya' need 'em.

Mike and Mindy boating on Lake Huron

Here are a couple pictures of my dad sailing last month at the cottage in Port Huron, MI


Pics of Brice and I (proper)

Here are pics of me and my bro at my place in San Diego.

AiC pics from the Del Mar show

Here are a few pictures of Alice In Chains, featuring some new guy as lead singer, duh... They were taken at the Del Mar racetrack infield concert on Friday, August 18, 2006.


You can also find video I took from the show posted on the amazing, free YouTube.


..and some guy replied to me with a short video of guitarist Jerry Cantrell getting hit with a shoe at the "very end" of the show.