Sunday, April 30, 2006

The real governor of Maine. (Unbelievably this is actually the first picture on the official Governor's Office website.)


Worms. I heard they taste like chicken.

Thank you to everyone who visited Maine. We had a great time. Christine's parents left for Hopkinton, MA after lunch and a visit to the Beach. Jonathan had baseball practice.

The Big Show

Welcome to Maine

The main Character

Yay... Alex Zanardi shirt!

Our Father is so powerful that he can open closed train stores.

Dad 'hangs loose'

Olive Loaf regains control of the situation.

Piece of Cake... good enough.

We went to the beach and found some tourists from germany.

We had so much fun!

Maine... as seen by Paul. Cyndy is so glad she got a digital camera for Christmas.

Saturday, April 29, 2006



Thursday, April 27, 2006

I just got a phone call from my Dad- due to increased gas prices and increased car and health insurance costs he is cancelling his visit this summer. I am very disappointed- I look forward to his annual visits.


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Update- Aunt Jo is still in Ellis Hospital (since March 31st) and still in intensive care (since April 8th)

In preperation for our trip to Maine I compiled a brief dossier for everyone. Remember, while in Maine it is important that we respect their culture and traditions no matter how much they differ from our own.


Population: ~1,275,000 (12/00)
State Bird: Chickadee
Principal Crops: Blueberries, Potatos, Wood, Stuff
Counties: 16
Cities: 22
Towns: 424

State Motto: 'Yup'
State Fossil: Pertica quadrifaria
State Animal: Moose
Lobster Eating: 44 Lobsters in 12 minutes
Lighthouses: 63
Covered Bridges: 8
Governor: Ricky Craven
Senators: No one from Maine has ever been south of Providence



Sunday, April 23, 2006

Mother's Lunch at Cameron's school on March 29th.
Weekend was almost a washout in Albany. Heavy rain both days. Chris and Megan visited and helped clean out the blue house and helped me move some big items. Megan slept at our house saturday night. It was Cameron's first sleepover.
We had some roof repairs done at our house last week and the whole garage roof was replaced. We are having some painting done to the garage and house this week.
The Daytona prototype race was pretty good a VIR today. Track seemed a little narrow when there was a big pack. It was rough early when the cars were bunched. End was good, last lap action. Alex Job racing got a win with a great late pass. The Grand Am cup race will be on next weekend. It was run in the race. I guess it was a big mess from start to finish.
Kenny Tremont won the Malta 100 lap opener friday.


Friday, April 21, 2006

According to AutoWeek Honda is building an LMP2 car. said to debut at Sebring 2007. It will have with Acura badging.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Brownsey Family
Congratulations Paul.

This is school vacation week so I took the afternoon off to see the Sea Dogs. It was a good day for a game except for the score. We had great seats and stayed for all 9 innings. Unfortunately the Sea Dogs lost 7 to 3 and it was not even that close. A Sea Dogs runner was picked off 3rd 3 times. Slugger visited Megan a bunch of times.

Ryan Moore of Scarborough is driving the #81 Busch car at Phoenix for a one race deal. Anthony Foyt was released.

Boo Plug Power, Boo Nuvera, Boo alternative energy, Boo fuel cells, Boo Paul, boo ethanol, Boo trees, Boo plants, Boo, Boo.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Monday, April 17, 2006

Cyndy and I went to the marathon dealy... here is Cyndy.
The guy running won the race. This is about half a block before the finish line. We only got to the race about 2 minutes before the guy went by, so we had an obscured view. It's also really hard to tell what's going on because unlike racecars they don't make noise. You have to stand there and think 'is that the runner guy,' and then realize that it's a guy on a Piaggio, not a runner guy. This guy however, is a the runner guy and the jerk with the arm is obscuring a whole bunch of Kenyan fans on the other side of the street who were cool.

This guy may be from Canada.

These two fellows did not win the race.
These are people watching the race.
That's a lot of space blankets.

That's a lot of Gatorade.


Sunday, April 16, 2006

Lodging info for Grand Teton National Park:

Places in the park:
Signal Mountain Lodge (opens 5/13)
motel, apartments, and log cabins on Jackson Lake

Jackson Lake Lodge (opens 5/22)
guest cottages and hotel on Jackson Lake

Colter Bay Cabins (opens 5/26)
log cabins and tent cabins on Jackson Lake

All of the above places are about 45 minutes drive from the Teton Science School (TSS).

Dornan's Spur Ranch Cabins (open year round?)
log cabins on the Snake River
Dornan's is about 15 minutes from the TSS.

There are also campgrounds in the park (see and various dude ranches, motels, and hotels outside of the park.

I may be able to reserve a cabin at TSS for two nights if I am given advance notice.
Happy Easter from Stillwater. I hope you all have a fine day and spend a few minutes thinking about the Resurrection. Dad and I went to the Inlet Community Church this morning. It is very small, had a nice service.

I am marinating lamb chops for our Easter dinner.

Last evening we saw the 1st 3 loons of the season.


Saturday, April 15, 2006

Brownsey Family
Happy Easter! We are getting ready for the Easter Bunny's visit. Tomorrow is church and a ham dinner here. The weather has been great. Last weekend Jonathan and I went with the cub scouts over night to Higgins Armory in Worcester. Its a museum of knights armor from the middle ages.

I will be going to Berkeley beginning next fall for a Masters in Range Management. Stop by if you want to catch an A's game.--Philip

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I'm back and so is Barbara. I was thinking about how much trouble I would be in if I lost her. We had a tremendously good time. Mexico is a very nice country- good food, scenery, ancient ruins, and nice people. It wasn't as poor as I expected. I met some swell people- one young couple from Paris was traveling with HIS mother- what are the chances of that happening to me? And one older fellow, who used to live in Arizona, but now lives in a motor home in San Carlos, Mexico reminded me of my Dad. I saw an enormous Volkswagon factory in Pueblo and lots of plowing with donkeys. All the young Mexican woman dress just like Cyndy and Barbara.

On a sadder note- on April 4th, Aunt Jo had bypass surgery at Ellis hospital. It seemed to go fine, until Friday she went into a coma and the doctors haven't been able to figure out why or what to do about it.That's 4 days she's been unconscious.


Sunday, April 09, 2006

Todd Bodine is racing in a Corvette in Speed GT at Long Beach this weekend. The Aston Martins are not racing in this event.


Saturday, April 08, 2006

But that isn't to say there isn't still plenty of snow.

Ranunculus glaberrimus--Sagebrush buttercup. The first flower of spring.--Philip

The Times Union reported today that Maynard Forrette passed away at his home in Perth. He was 69 years old.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Champ Car Atlantic will be broadcast live at at 1:35 EST on Sunday, Speed will air the race the following week. Simon Pagenaud has the provisional pole... he is a French guy driving for walker, seabass helped him get the ride because he is French. Seabass is of course on the provisional pole for the CC race. Vasser got in the wall at the end of Q1 followed by PT. Dan Clarke with CTE racing(which has a really cool livery) impressed in his debut. Pizzonia 'had trouble with downshifts since he hasn't had to shift in three years,' and did poorly. The Champ Car field is very deep, and has no Speraficos. This is the best collection of drivers that American open wheel has seen in awhile. 29 Atlantic cars answered the bell at Q1 this weekend.

Also, I built a remote control in my electrical engineering lab that was able to operate from 148' away. That broke the exisiting record(this is the 4th semester this spec has existed). Last semester had a farthest distance of 99', and this year another group went 107'(Electrical majors). As reward my lab partner and I will get digital multimeters and our photos taken with our design. It was quite and exciting day. I'll post that photo as soon as I get it.

Good enough, talk later

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Massachusetts is working on making a law that says all residents must have health insurance. If you cannot afford it you can get government assitance. If you can afford it and choose not to, you would pay a penalty. I thought liberals didn't like to support "big corporations". Looks to me like health insurance companies are going to win big.
The new Grassroots issue is out. It is one of the best in a while. It is worth picking up.
I bought 20 cases of Pepsi today, through a deal with work. It was really cheap. I will send a few cases up to camp.


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

This is not that kind of blog. Such things have no place here.

Leroy from Carlisle, PA is upset about censorship on the blog. He feels it is un-American.

Monday, April 03, 2006

deleted... Joel

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Mom and Dad's neighbor Helen if flying a United Nations. I guess it is some sort of weak political statement.