Hearst Castle, Spa, Shopping Trip

We are taking off for a two night stay at a hotel/spa in Paso Robles, CA.  We are gong to visit Hearst Castle to see the Holiday decorations and do some shopping.

Our 27 inch tube tv that we bought some time between 94 and 97 died on Sunday (may it rest in piece) so we are shopping for a new tv.

Looks like we will try to get a 32inch tv for about $600…we don’t have cable, but we watch DVDs, and netflix via xbox, so we do want to have a tv…just no commercials or schedules.

I am bringing my iPod Touch along, so I will blog and tweet if I find a wifi hotspot.

Happy New Year!


Holiday trip to AZ

Merry, Happy, Festive <insert your holiday here>!

Yayoi and and I will hit the road this am to visit friends in Tucson and Phoenix…thanks everyone for all the great cards and little notes and newsletters…that’s fun reconnecting with people all other the world.

We rented a car for the trip (for various reasons) and we got a Nissan Altima Hybrid…this is my first time driving any Hybrid…it’s pretty cool…the trunk is dreadfully small, we were hoping to get a nice big trunk for all the cargo we are lugging around…we made it all fit but it is very tight.  I guess all those batteries take up a lot of space.

Thanks Liz for making me take my sirius radio home with me…I was able to rig it up in the rental and so I can listen to the Packer game (last game of the year!) on Sunday, 28 Dec.

I will try to check Twitter a couple of times, but I will probably stay mostly offline until Monday…follow me at www.twitter.com/yoopersmith.

Feed, Love, Serve!

Yoops 🙂

Scott Sigler's new book "Contagious" is Ready for Pre-Order!

Ok…time to pimp Scott Sigler again!  His new book “CONTAGIOUS” is ready for Pre-order and will ship 30 Dec.  Do yourself some Holiday GORE and check out this book…

If you are not ready to lay down the cash yet…check out his web site for loads of free samples:  Videos, the WHOLE book for free as an audio download (Podcast), 3 free sample chapters in PDF format…whew!

Then, when you are hooked…use the link below to get an signed (or otherwise personalized) copy from a local bookstore near Scott…HOW COOL IS THAT!??!


Very Viscous! (…that ryhmes with Merry Christmas…try it out it’s fun and new!)