Last Year for a Rockin' Finish at the MCRD
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego must find a new place to finish after this year. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot is expanding its barracks and can't host the race finish anymore. No doubt the change will also alter the course as well. It's tough to find a place for 20,000 people, their friends and family and all those cars to carry them home.
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon to End MCRD Run
Computer or Camera?
I’m not sure either about this week’s Wordless Wednesday photos. My computer somehow stored these angles I created by maneuvering my mouse in Google Maps. The camera shots then showed up in a temp file like you see. I saw them and thought they were, as Rob said, “trippy” – especially since they were used to map out a trip.
Faria’s Finished with School
Remember that adorable black lab that we watched head off to college for Canine Companions for Independence? Well, Faria got pretty far along before deciding she was a misunderstood multi-tasker living in a one-command world. In other words, the dog was too easily distracted to be placed with someone disabled. Instead, she’s now going here, there and everywhere with a loving family just a few miles from the one that raised her --- and who now get to see her more often. She’s already met her replacement in her former family’s household, Twilah, who is going to have some big paws to fill.
This Guy Belongs on Top Chef
Meet John, the son of very good friends Annie and Edwin. I remember John when he was just a little kid. Last time we saw him was when he and his sister came to visit us after we moved to San Diego. I think his mom put them up to it. I also think he has a real shot at Top Chef, don’t you?
Couldn't embed the video, so go here to see John's Top Chef application.
Money for Nothing, And the CHIPs Are Free
Finally, I was heading home from work the other night when the always tone-deaf traffic reporter issued a deadpanned warning that suspected bank robbers or drug dealers were throwing stacks of $20 and $100 bills out their car during a high-speed police chase. The pursuit was heading my way but the cops caught the guys before I got to witness this. Now that ain’t workin'.
Motorists Scramble for Freeway Money