Tuesday, June 9, 2009

picture update......

the first picture you can see where she slammed on her brakes, ending up directly in the middle of the road and me then having to go around her. i had already been slamming on my brakes before she even saw me. if she would have just kept going, i would have had to swerve around her and go off the road. she was at a complete stop when i had to start swerving. so picture her car stopped where her tracks are and going highway speeds around a car.....
























then narrowly missing the stop sign. i remember this part in slow motion.....
























then fishtailing for about 50 feet trying not to make the jump onto the airport runway, gouging out a piece of the curb.....
























no, thats my parents car, not mine.....






















with my car settling about 5 feet from another street sign that i luckily didnt hit.....























all of this because she froze up and stopped in the middle of the highway. (insert woman driver joke).....

Sunday, June 7, 2009

if its not one thing......

so i was on my way to work today when a car pulled out in front of me on the highway. i slammed on my brakes to avoid the car. the car finally sees me and slams on their brakes, stopping directly in the middle of the intersection. i now have to swerve around the car, since they are sitting in the middle of the intersection, narrowly miss hitting a stop sight post swerving back trying not to jump off the road onto the airport landing strip, with my car finally settling feet from a street light. my front tire got shredded from hitting the curb and hopefully that is all the damage that happened. the front end may have a bit of damage, as i hit the curb at like 35mph.

here is the kicker about the whole thing. because i missed hitting the other car and i my car was the only one with damage, the accident is my fault, until i prove otherwise, and maybe not even then. i guess i should have tboned the other car doing 55 and made it their fault. i guess i should at least be happy that the other car turned around to make sure i was okay. which i then made sure she stayed until the highway patrol came.

this camera phone picture is all i have of the accident right now. my parents came out to help and i have a couple more pics of the skid marks i took with my moms camera which i may post later......





the funniest part about the whole ordeal, is that just before my parents made it out to me in corcoran, i called them to see how far away they were. as i was talking to my mom she says "uh oh, i think your dad is about to get pulled over". he did get pulled over and it was the same chp that helped me with my accident report. as the cop walked up to their window, my dad was like, "are you officer krahn? you just helped me with my son and we are on our way out there right now...." funny. since no one died.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

hit and run.....

so this is what i woke up to this morning. what seems to be the trash truck taking off my mirror, picking up most of the pieces and continuing on its route. of course i dont have any proof that but the cop that took the report agreed with me (the tire tracks in the road support my hypothesis). but of course the city is denying everything. this is the second incidence that happened to the car im trying to sell by leaving it on 11th ave......






catching up.....

mindy is doing well. she has to stay in her bed for most of the time, but the most recent check up says she is healing nicely.....

























my surprise birthday party that taylor had for me.....
























fun in the sprinklers.....





milhouse......





















relaxing. we just finished s03e02 yesterday......






















dog "walking".......

lenny.












































lenny, oakley, milhouse

video video video

Monday, June 1, 2009

fail......







tread depth is measured to the 1/32. thats a fairly precise amount. read number 2....

Thursday, May 7, 2009

mindy......

it was a hectic day today. as i was pulling into the parking lot at school i get a call from taylor saying that mindy was hurt. i didnt even stop, i just turned around and headed home. it turned out to be a broken leg, a costly one at that. taylor was picking her up and she was squirming and fell awkwardly on the concrete.
she is spending the night at the vet tonight and is going to have surgery tomorrow morning. pray that everything goes well.....





















































the last xray looks really cool. they said that they needed to take it to make sure nothing else was hurt. it was obvious that it wasnt, but it meant being able to charge for an extra xray so they pushed it. i guess if she got hit by a car, maybe do it, but it was obvious what had happened to her and what was possibly broken....

Saturday, April 25, 2009

family and vegas......

not vegas family.

first. my uncle john and aunt karen came for a visit palm sunday weekend. my bro, sis, sis, and niece also came for a visit.....







































































then on thursday and good friday taylor and i headed to vegas for kristen and johns wedding....


our view of the airport and half the strip....








lyle recommended the steak dinner special at ellis island. we went, but there was well over an hour wait, plus we seemed a bit to dressed up for the place. dressed up meaning not old enough. so we didnt end up eating there.
this picture is for lyle showing that we did make it there to try and try it.



we did go to planet hollywood in caesars palace to eat. we stayed at planet hollywood last year for our wedding night.












































we walked around thursday night and friday before the wedding.
pictured is susan and her boyfriend jason. she is the manager of taylors starbucks and they let us stay in there room when we got kicked out of ours because of checkout.




at the wedding......







kristen and john eymil. with taylor.





we headed home after the reception around 11pm. we had to get home to the house full of animals. sorry lyle.

and sorry for the delay in posting. i have been really busy. and my camera has been dying so i dont have as many pictures as i use to (except for billions of animal pics). i just got a new camera in the mail though, so i hope it will pick up.....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

first times a charm......

brother jed came back to fresno at the beginning of the month. you may have remembered my post on him about a year ago. he was the ultimate crazy "preacher" guy. i only made it to the end of his day at fresno state, so maybe i missed the main fireworks, but i did end up going out to dinner with him and had a chance to talk to him one on one....



didnt seem as crazy one on one. i guess we will always have 2008.....

here are the pics from last year, and a video that i previously couldnt post.....



































video


this is how id like to remember him.....

homemaker my eye.....

more than just a wonderful chief.....


yeah. i know. chef.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

one year ago......

about one year ago, taylor and i got married. since we were married on the 29th of february, we chose to celebrate our anniversary on the 28th, the last day of february (that and my brothers anniversary is on march 1).

here was our night......

first, stephen was a singing telegram singing "you are so beautiful to me" a la the simpsons season 2 episode 2, where marge gets a singing telegram on their anniversary.











i should have had great video of it as well, but my camcorder didnt record. blast. it was great anyways. much thanks again steebo.

we then went out to dinner at a restaurant in the lobby of the visalia marriott called zhou, very upscale, meaning very expensive for very little food.






























































because it was our anniversary, they gave us free wine to go with our meals, on the house....
(let the comments begin, at least make them clever.....)






















as well as a complimentary cheesecake......



after dinner we went to tulare to go and see the movie coraline. it was the closest theater in the area showing the movie in tru3d. the story/movie was alright, but the 3d was amazing. if you see the movie, you HAVE to see it in 3d. these are the special polarized 3d glasses they give you to watch the movie.....



well it was a fun and special night. to many more......