From the bottom left.
If you ever get famous enough that you might need a direct line – like a batphone – well, then you need to be prepared. A solid red push button will do just fine.
The San Diego Chicken – a legend, and sorry your left hand got clipped.
Rickey! I was at the game when he got his 3,000th hit as a Padre!
Chick, the legend. He was like a father to all of us, talking about our favorite team.
Shaq & Kobe, the duo that won three championships and could have had three more. Between them is the golf ball I used for my only hole-in-one on a legit course in 1994.
Above is my precious two daughters in a photo I took on Esfera Drive when we lived in La Costa. Their beauty overwhelms the wicked full moon in the background.
It’s good to have a few screwdrivers.
Attitude Is Everything
The Klinge name badge, and my grandfather’s business card with home address and phone number!
Mark Kotsay and Phil Nevin both went to Cal State Fullerton (as did Donna and I), and both were the NCAA College Player of the Year. And they both had a great experience with the Padres!
Trevor Hoffman, the Hall of Famer. His kids went to Cathedral when mine did and he participated like a regular guy. He was an incredible baseball player too. Back in the 1990s he threw 95+ gas and blew batters way. But then he developed the wicked change-up that allows him to get 601 saves.
Ken Caminiti is a lesson to us all.
You always need WD-40, DeWalt drill bits, and an extra Master lock. Count on it!
Mahalo for a glimpse of your workbench, JtR! Says a lot about you. The very fact I don’t have one–and after seeing yours–means I have to up my game.
IF I had one, here would be the highlights:
-Kershaw autographed LA Dodgers retro cap (He signed it at Coors Field)
-Kershaw June 18, 2014 No-hitter 5th anniversary Memorabilia (It’s lost value)
-Late husband’s tape measure (Best finish carpenter on the planet)
-Photo of my 2 kids, ages 6 and 2 in massive hug (Recreated at ages 21 and 17, and 32 and 28.
-Four “hole in one” golf balls by my dad with dates (He never broke 90)
-Two black and white photos of my dad:
1, With JFK in 1960 presidential campaign on whistle-stop campaign in Central CA (like Pres. HarryTruman) on train)
2. With Richard Nixon when he ran for CA governor in 1962.
(Together, they’re funny.)
-Trader Joe’s half-eaten chocolate bar (Always chocolate nearby)
I have, at Mrs Dawg’s “request,” reduced to only 4 seven inch circular saws. Next is get below 100 screwdrivers.
I should do a full tour of mine. Screwdrivers everywhere!
My first real job in California was for an aerospace fasteners manufacturer. I have drivers and screws/nuts/bolts that would defy belief. I use the wing pivot bolt for the American SST as a desk paper weight. There’s one with an arced recess that looks like half a bowtie where you swing the driver into the slot to turn it. Why? Because it made the anti-magnetic screw stay on the driver. Lost screws in this application would have cost many thousands to recover.
I also have Torx T-1, 2, 3 drivers.
Great fun pic Jim!
I met that Chicken mascot in IL when I was a kid and got a pic with him. I didn’t realize it was the San Diego chicken till today…Classic!
RIcky Henderson was a freak of nature! We used to always go see the A’s back in the day in Milwaukee when they played the Brewers to see Canseco, McGwire & Henderson!
Kobe & Shaq…most dominant duo force ever to me.
All that is missing from the pic is a crescent wrench haha