Is It Me Or…

I was driving down the street today, just minding my own business, when I stopped at a red light. Next to me was a Long Beach Transit hybrid bus.

These buses have been a part of their fleet for quite some time now and the observation I’m about to point out never really occurred to me until today.

So I’m at the red light and I happen to glance over at the bus. Looks familiar for some reason.

And that’s when it hit me.

Is it me or does this bus (or its color scheme at the very least) resemble the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile?

I don’t know. You be the judge.


Whatever the case may be, I suddenly want to stop the next bus I see and ask for a Wiener Whistle. Or drive the Wienermobile around town and pick up passengers at the bus stops.

What Did We Do Today?

I’ll sum things up with a  few pictures and a video.

First, we saw four F18s take off from Long Beach Airport. Here’s a video of the first pair:

Second, we saw the Wienermobile:

Oh, I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener...

This was Anthony’s surprise for doing so well on his last tests in school. Not a really big deal but he’s got a Hot Wheels Wienermobile so this seemed like a nice little thing to do for him since it’s a rare occasion when you see the real thing in person.

Third, we cleaned out the garage and installed bike hoists so that stuff is off the ground. The result:


We can now fit a car in there. Don’t ask me how we did it; all I know is that it’s been years since we were able to do that.

FYI, most of the stuff in boxes is our holiday decorations but yeah, a lot of it isn’t and can be sorted and thrown away as needed. But there’s only so much garbage the trash can hold, you know — and there’s lots to do.

Other than that…we did nothing today. But it sure as hell beats staring at a stupid-ass rock.