Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Its 2:36AM and I should be finishing my rough draft of this annotated bibliography but I just can't seem to do it. I can't seem to understand why college classes make you do such stupid ass assignments. Honestly, when the fuck am I ever going to do another annotated bibliography? When will I ever have to worry about whether or not the Sistine Chapel should have been restored or not? I'm sure I'll end up traveling to the Vatican city once in my lifetime but do I really need to learn all of this unnecessary shit just so I can put up a front later on and arrive inside the Chapel and start talking really loudly about its history so I can get some attention? No, probably not unless I turn into a complete douche bag instead of my half douche bag self. It's amazing what a false sense of knowledge can do to a person. I look right behind me and there is a prime example. I've come to really despise people who start talking and talking about shit they think they know about when deep inside, they had only just researched the topic like one week prior. Sure, I fall culprit to this but I've tried to really just keep my mouth shut on ideas and topics that I could really give a flying fuck about. I'm sure you can understand what my main point is but to sum it all up I guess I could say that be knowledgeable about shit that you are truly passionate about, and have a concentrated knowing of your passions because if you spread it thin and learn tid bits about everything, in reality, you really don't know a thing.

Oh, and the Warriors game tonight was one for the ages.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008


With gas prices being incredibly high these days, I found this while reading some car forums. Hell, you learn something new everyday (unless you're a chemistry major or you like to study gasoline).


I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in California we are also paying higher, up to $3.50 (old information!) per gallon. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every gallon.. 

Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose , CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons. 

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all s ervice stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or i n the evening.. ..your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps. 

When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those v apors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money. 

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your ga s tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount. 

Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom. 

Hope this will help you get t he most value for your money. 


Wednesday, February 6, 2008


So I guess for all of us on the quarter system, we have officially finished half of the school year. College life has been crazy ill and I guess the only thing I really have to regret at this point is not choosing a random roommate. I think I would have connected with a lot more people instead of being cooped up in my "comfort" zone so much. I still have one mid-term left next Thursday but its all gravy. Speaking of shit being gravy, the weather has actually been good for the last two days and the forecast is saying it'll be ready like spaghetti until Sunday which is bombski because rain really doesn't help anyone out (except for the foolies who don't go to school and just go to the mountain every weekend or everyday for that matter). The vibe in Santa Cruz has just been getting better and better and I'm loving it down here (except for the fact that our campus was built on a mountain range resulting in absolute no use of a bicycle or skateboard or any other transportation device besides my legs and the buses). But enough jibber jabber, its 1:52AM my roommate is snoring it up. Rob and Big is on mute in the background, I'm listening to Holly Weerd tracks and I guess I'll leave you with the shit that will take over the nasty (yet fun to do) "crank dat" dance...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I came across this picture and it just reminded me about how the good times used to be. I mean, just look at Zack's face, it tells it all. College is good and all, but for all of you who are still in high-school, don't take it for fucking granted. Those four years are by far the best times you will EVER have in your life. The people you meet during your grade school years honestly do not compare to what you'll find in college. Like Nike's new line, be true to your school (but in this case, high-school). Props to my roommate Shelby for the picture.

On a different note, for all of the non Bay-Area readers out there, this is how we get down in the Bay...

Do you go? I know so-cal people don't go, they just grip.

On the shittiest note, the 2008 NBA All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday and all I have to say to the coaches who voted for the reserves is FUCK YOU. This picture sums it all up...

Friday, February 1, 2008


I know I made a post on the day Heath Ledger passed away, but Montel put it straight for all of us American citizens. Especially for him to do what he did on Fox News is even more commendable. Unfortunately, Montel has been let go and his T.V. show (which has been on air for 17 years now) will most likely be cancelled. I don't know whether or not this whole situation had to do with his firing but just watch the video...


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