Saturday, June 17, 2006

F1 update and other racing news

remember the indianapolis formula 1 debacle last year?
no? well, read this and you'll be up to speed (so to speak)
and just one year later... federal judge rules on fan law suit.
Honda says there will be no repeat of last years tire problems what with all the testing they've done at Indy already
an axl rose spotting? at silverstone racetrack - as a guest of mercedes benz, yet.

and for those MotoGP fans - valentino rossi rode one hell of a race at Mugello as he and 4 other guys battled one another for the win.

rally racing coming to ireland?

and i couldn't pass up the opportunity to include an article on the World Cup that made mention of the
marvelous Maradona

on a personal note: today is my son's 21st birthday.
and as Vizzini in the Princess Bride repeats: INCONCEIVABLE

Monday, June 12, 2006

books, dogs and whatnot

i’ve been taking petra the wonder wimp to this dog park melissa found for the last couple of weeks and she LOVES it! sometimes there are 15 or more dogs running crazy there – she sure loves to run. we spent about an hour and a half hanging out and i thought that she’d be real tired when we got back home – but NOPE. she was still a little feisty. later on though, she finally gave in and collapsed into a coma. it’s great watching her play. there was a little white pomeranian who petra thought was her own personal plaything. she tried picking him up by his little harness so he could go wherever she went. the woman who brought the dog, stitch is his name, didn’t seem to mind and actually thought it was funny. also funny – knowing the all the dog’s names, but not their owners.

i forgot to mention that i got my Ozomatli tickets for july. am i excited?

ok. here’s the long-awaited (yeah, right) booklist:

1) Scott Bradfield’s Dream of the Wolf
2) Cherokee Paul McDonald’s Into the Green
3) Edna OBrien’s Mother Ireland
4) Janice Galloway’s The Trick is to Keep Breathing
5) Bino Relauyo’s The Umbrella Country
6) Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s Inland Ice and Other Stories
7) Neil Gaiman’s Angels & Visitations
8) Don Winslow’s The Power of the Dog
9) Lori Lansen’s The Girls
10) Colson Whitehead’s Apex Hides the Hurt
11) Juan Ramirez’s A Patriot After All: The Story of a Chicano Vietnam Vet
12) Juan Felipe Herrera’s Mayan Drifter: Chicano poet in the lowlands of America
13) Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway: A True Story
14) Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus: the story behind who changed the Bible and why