Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Umm.. I guess I owe you folks an apology. A couple of people thought it was neat that my car was used on the recent NCIS episode and even neater that they paid me $1,000 for doing so.. I was just joking. That's why I put the "haha" in there.

Also, that car really wasn't my style. I'd be more like a Yugo...

Most assuredly, that was indeed the back of my office building, though! In all of it's lightly modified glory. They should have paid us more than $400 just for being able to find something that needed so little work done to make it suitable for the show.

Anyway, sorry about the car part - I thought you'd know I was funnin' you!

Friday, October 14, 2011

my wonder years

I'm very happy that finally, episodes of the Wonder Years are available for viewing. Unfortunately not on DVD or Blu Ray so I can purchase them, but on Amazon's streaming video portion of their web site. That's nearly as good, especially since I can stream them to the television via a Roku box.

So that's what I've been doing the past few nights, watching episodes of that show. I started at the very beginning and have been going in order.

That's one of my all-time favorite shows. I guess because Kevin Arnold's age and the time span mirrors my own school time. Well, almost. The show isn't quite accurate when it comes to placing music with the year - they use some songs that hadn't been released yet.

Some of the predicaments in which he finds himself also mirror my own experience - like the episode in which he keeps picking up the phone to call this girl in his class but then he keeps putting it down. Unlike me, however, he finally does call her instead of deferring it to endless tomorrows.

Now compare growing up like Kevin, Paul and Winnie, versus growing up in the environment of Malcolm in the Middle. I never watched the latter series when it was on prime time; I've seen several of the reruns and just recently I purchased the first season on DVD. The first episode was outrageous, and today I was trying to imagine what if the Wonder Years had started off like that.

Anyway I am very happy that I can sit back and enjoy the Wonder Years again.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Nearly a month ago I had posted that NCIS Los Angeles was going to use the back of one of our buildings for a scene in an episode.

It aired last night. They showed all of about 10 seconds, and that was it - for that they paid us 400 bucks. I guess that equates to an hourly rate for an NBA star?

Anyway, here is the picture. Of course they added the auto shop sign and they did place a board over the window below it, but otherwise what you see is what you get. It's what I see every day of the working week (click on the picture for a larger version).

Oh, and yes, that is my car in the picture, too. They paid me $1,000 for using it. Haha..