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Ozomatli at The State Theatre

Seven short years ago, I used to drive by The State Theatre. After a four year “startup” learning experience with Textamerica.com, I got into the habit of snapping a camera phone picture when I’d drive by.

This kind of random camera phone activity had some “TA” users calling me a hipster in 2002. I didn’t even know what that was. The name callers, not knowing me well enough to know that skinny jeans and me could never be a thing, had fallen victim to the actual “thing” that happens online all the time

After the long and dismal learning experience (and failure) of “TA” and in my return to a Fortune 100 J.O.B., I pointed shawnblog.com here to Tumblr and have rarely looked back. In the early times on Tumblr, this site somehow got permanently featured on their main page for some time and I was one of those cool kids. Almost a hipster even!

So, this picture was one of those very random drive by shots. I guess it’s not bad. I recall so for a few seconds before posting it to everyone over at exTAmerica on Flickr which was, at the time, set to auto post here on Shawn Blog.

They sound amazing!

Ozomatli (by shawnblog)

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How to Recover from 5 Types of Skids

nevver:

How to Recover from 5 Types of Skids

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Auto Insurance Enters the ‘Pay-per-View’ Era

emergentfutures:

A warning to motorists who take speed limits as suggestions, screech around tight turns or favor extra-long road trips: You might not like where the auto-insurance industry is heading.

Full Story: Wall Street Journal

1984 was the wrong title.

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As gas prices inch toward $4.00, Americans are trading in their older model vehicles for new, fuel-efficient ones.

reuters:

As gas prices inch toward $4.00, Americans are trading in their older model vehicles for new, fuel-efficient ones.

We already know that the more fuel-efficient a vehicle is, the more money is saved on gasoline; this graph puts how much savings that is into perspective. [REUTERS]

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Speed Camera Warnings

The finite bureaucratic genius that runs “DCP” (the local police department of our nations capitol) has to send warnings only for the first 30 days a speed camera is relocated. The whole process and procedure of it all is just an insult to everyone involved. I mean, even the poor cops have to go out and maintain these machines as part of their job!

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A big hole in Cedar Lane!

A big hole in Cedar Lane!

If you ever drive across Bethesda into Kensington, your path is now altered. I asked one of the guys working here about the project. When finished there will be a bike lane and a better bridge. Hopefully they’ll make the road wider, so cars will be fully able to, um… share the road (since cyclists never use the path anyway).

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Royal Tru Orange

Royal Tru-Orange was one of 300 products of the Philippines that were barred by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from entering the United States due to “failure to meet its requirements.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Tru

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Red’s Eats

You will sit through 20 minutes of traffic. Then you will wait in line for 20 minutes while traffic crawls past you in a sometimes deafening roar. Then you will shell out $14 for a lobster roll. Then you will be truly happy. They claim to have the best lobster roll in all of Maine, and I believe them.

Red’s Eats – Wiscasset, ME

(possible destination on my way out of Maine Wednesday)

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A day in Maine

A day in Maine… me, Dad and Faye. She does not like the back seat. She hasn’t looked at me since the ride.

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Go Poo

  • Benjamin: muki!
  • me: yo yo yo
  • Benjamin: http://goprocamera.com/
  • me: I think I need one… the only thing is its not in real perspective
  • Benjamin: thats the cool part
  • me: might be kinda weird but that could just be part of the show
  • Benjamin: car interviews
  • me: yessir
  • Benjamin: i think its cool
  • me: I was thinking about that when I drove in today
  • Benjamin: yeah me too while i was taking a poo ;P