“How low can you go” no more

One of the co-founders of Wham-O, Richard Knerr, died on Monday. He is responsible for inventing the Hula Hoop, the Frisbee, the Slip-N-Slide, the Limbo game and Silly String among a myriad of other now-commonplace toys. Here is a link to a New York Times article: Richard Knerr, 82, Craze Creator, Dies

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Snow Updates

Like I thought, it’s been a bit warm out recently. As a consequence, most of the snow has melted off of the San Gabriel Mountains. The tell-tale sign is the now-flowing San Gabriel River, which is usually bone-dry most of the year. In the picture, you can see Mt. Baldy (A.K.A. Mt. San Antonio) in…

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The return of snow

It’s been raining really hard the entire weekend, but as much as I like the rain, I really love to see snow-covered mountains. This morning, as I was driving to Wilson, I was barely able to see anything through the thick clouds that still covered the sky. At about 9 o’clock, I went to the…

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Technology changes

I bought a new flash drive yesterday on Best Buy.com, because my four-year-old Sony 128MB Micro Vault broke apart when I tried to take the cap off a few weeks ago. I was able to get a SanDisk 2GB Micro Cruzer for $19.99, which completely amazed me, because I remember paying about $35 for my…

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Happy New Year! Hello 2008!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and I also wish everyone a great new year! Both Christmas and the coming of the new year were celebrated with family; it’s the best way there is! This new year is full of the prospects of adventure, excitement and joy. There are so many choices to make…

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