Gallop your way to a better figure


$2,000 will get you the latest in Japanese massage chair technology. The Joba is fully equipped to simulate a leisurely ride on a well-behaved horse. Research at Panasonic, where the Joba is made, have shown that this mechanical saddle gently stimulates the glutes and lower torso and is great low impact exercise for those with bad knees (the greying of Japan has had a tremendous impact on the home health care industry).

One could image a bundle deal with a DVD featuring vistas of the Great Plains put to the music of Merl Haggard!

(Thanks to Terrie for the pointer)

Harlem Globetrotters


Tyler and I had the good fortune to catch the Harlem Globetrotters when they were at the Oakland Coliseum last Friday. Our neighbor works at and ad agency and they had a few extra comp tickets that got us right up close. Our seats were only five rows back and from there, Tyler spotted a classmate who had courtside seats (where this photo was taken).

They were just as good as I remembered them when I went to see them at Madison Square Garden when I was Tyler’s age. Amazing ball tricks and some cool stunts with a trampoline, a three-way lay up which I caught on video.