Archive for July, 2011

Sushi time in Castro district in SF


After soccer, dinner in the city.

Eric Lindberg agreed to meet me at Sushi Time.

It was happy hour the ashai was a good price.

The sushi was ok, not excellent. Had the tobico with quail egg. Delicious. Had a mango and unagi roll. Excellent.

Eric says Bill is now at VMware now since he was let go from perforce.

Eric still works for his education rubics/metrics company.




Sfsfl Sunday center


Jeff and Alex were good help in this division two match.

I did make a couple of mistakes on out of touch calls. However it was good to have a amateur match center that generally went well.


Tara and Chris wedding reception at the little house


Food and dance and people galore.

Cigars and Kara’s cupcakes eventually.





Tara and Chris’s beautiful Wedding


Everyone had a great time!

The bride was beautiful.

A few choice pictures of the ceremony.




Rehearsal dinner at Simi in Healdsburg


After the rehearsal dinner we all had custom made pizza at Simi Winery.

Nice wine and got to meet some of the nices and nephews that attended.



Wedding weekend starts with wine tasting in Healdsburg


Wineries before the wedding.

Lunch was at Jimtown store.

Then on to Hanna then Copola Winery and Stryker.

Jim and Kay Nolt and Jay and DTK joined for the tasting.




Mission peak boys


A little ambitious for Dad. We made it a third of the way up Mission Peak to watch the sun set. DMK, JMK, DTK and TEK enjoy the view.


Sarah McLachlan at the Paul Masson Mountain Winery


Great venue – Paul Masson Mountain Winery, great concert. Nice seats. Thank you TRK.

Not many new songs. Mostly good renditions of old songs. I remember the bass player as being particularly good. Would have been a better concert ten years ago.

The person beside us had traveled the country following Sarah to several venues. A real dedicated fan.

The crowd was interesting here. Lots of mixed gender people. Lots artistically dressed. It was surprising that the crowd was such a mix of older and younger people.



What we have here is a failure to communicate – or who was the goat on the USA vs Brazil? Rampone! The Captain!


So what did happen on the USA Brazil match?

Jacqui MELKSHAM was the Australian referee in charge at the match. The USA announcers made her goat of the game. But they don’t know what they are talking about and mislead everyone.

Was Marta the Brazilian goat of the game. I like her attitude. She knows what she expects on the field. Is terribly skilled and it is up to the referee to keep her playing soccer. Thus the caution in the first half.

In the 67th minute she had a tough decision to make. If she makes the call of a foul by defender Rachel BUEHLER on Marta’s clumsy challenge for the ball, she would have to send off Buehler. In my opinion Marta jumped into Buehler and Buehler was going totally for the ball. But she made the call and she has to live with the consequences. It was not a bad call. It just was not a good call.

So the send off occurs, good recognition by Jacqui.

Cristiane takes a penalty kick – and there is encroachment. The captain, RAMPONE, #3 encroaches. Watch the tape. This cause play to stop and there is a retake on the save.

Next Solo leaves the penalty area to dissent to the AR. The Referee appropriately cautions Solo.

Why would a Captain encroach on a penalty kick? Rampone is the goat of the match for the USA.

Invalidating a great save by Solo. No one seems to recognize this. That is the great failure on the referees part to communicate this – with jesters, comments and “presence”.

However all is not well in referee land. Kicks from the mark. The referee Jacqui gets the location of the idle keeper incorrect! The Brazil keeper had to position herself behind the AR instead of the opposite side of the goal from the AR. That alone would have her flunk the assessment!

Dinner at Rob’s. The salmon was great


Paul k and Rob E search for salmon in Seattle last weekend and Rudy K an I reaped the Benifits. The Turley wine came out and we had coffee for desert. Paul reviewed his business plan. Storing energy in concrete. His business plans involves a plan of billions of dollars.