QotD: My First Car

What was your first car? My first car was a 1980 Datsun-210 (back before we called them Nissans here…) Datsun 210 This picture is a reasonable representation, except mine was a four-door.    Oh, and I didn’t have any hubcaps (back before we called them wheel covers…).  And the paint didn’t look that good – there…

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QotD: Meaningful Words

Constitution What is your favorite quote and why? The U.S. Constitution is less than a quarter the length of the owner's manual for a Toyota Camry, and yet it has managed to keep 300 million of the world's most unruly, passionate and energetic people safe, prosperous and free. P. J. O'Rourke (1947 – ) Read…

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Entertainment QotD: Favorite 80’s Movie

What is your favorite movie that was released in the 1980s? C'mon — a scientist is the hero — he's handsome, smart, resourceful, deals with the supernatural, beats up Nazis AND gets the girl. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Special Collector’s Edition) Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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QotD: What?! No Goodnight Kiss?

What is the worst date you've ever been on? Really?   Do we have to go there? Alright, rewind the clock all the way back to the Spring of 1985 – Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” was big and I was a sophomore in college.  I lived in a co-ed hall and…

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QotD: Chinese New Year

2008 is the Year of the Rat.  Which animal year were you born in? Funny, how this stuff works out.  I am a snake.  I'm pretty sure I've had several ex-girlfriends refer to me as such — who knew they were all into Chinese astrology? Positive Traits: Wise, profound, clever, logical, practical, intelligent, creative, compassionate,…

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QotD: Makes Me Wonder…

Which person from your past, who you've lost touch with, do you wonder about the most?  Submitted by ancora impara. I thought this was a very thought-provoking question – pretty fitting because ancora-impara often has posts that make me think. I’ve gotten old enough and lived in enough places that there have been scores of…

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QotD: Día de los Muertos

Wow – either the QotD has gotten better, or my ideas for posts have gotten worse… but my idea this morning was to write about Dia de los Muertos. Jen had a good post yesterday about Halloween and how we should let people have fun with it, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve grown more…

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QotD: Hottest Local Restaurant — Eat at Ariana’s

What's the current hottest restaurant in your city?  Have you tried it out yet? I don’t think that this qualifies as “the hottest restaurant” in town, but today's question seemed like a good chance to bring to San Diegans’ attention a new restaurant that we’ve enjoyed a couple of times in the past couple of…

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QotD: True Saying

Which saying do you believe to be true, but just can't seem to follow?  Submitted by Maxvan. "It is impossible to determine simultaneously the position and momentum of an atomic particle." Though I have to admit, I'm not completely sure about that one… Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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