all text and images 1975 - 2007 / Taylor Shellen

Monday, February 28, 2005

The Cadillac of Soda Fountains

I recently discovered that the most impressive soda fountain on this earth is located at the AM/PM around the corner from my house. Twenty choices of beverage include every standard soda choice you could think of plus 4 that you can't. Throw in several sports drinks and even "Horchata" for those craving a Latin splash. Add your choice of "Crunch" pellet style ice or the basic old scholl "Cube" and you have magic. God bless the Central Valley.
The Cadillac of Soda Fountains
Originally uploaded by No Surf In Modesto.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Saturday Morning

Lattes and hot chocolate with the boys.
Saturday Morning
Originally uploaded by No Surf In Modesto.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Car vs. House

At about 1:45 this morning I was rudely awakened by the sound of a drunken idiot tearing down my street Starsky & Hutch style. The screeching suddenly stopped, but without the telltale glass breaking or metal on metal car accident sound. I jumped out of bed in time to see the car tear off down the street. Without my glasses on I couldn't tell what kind of car it was or what had happened. I figured he had spun out and took a moment to straighten out before proceeding on his drunken way. I went back to sleep. Less than 10 minutes later the fire truck pulled up and we discovered that the car had very quietly crashed into the front bedroom of the house directly across the street from us. The amazing thing is that he managed to miss both of my heap of crap station wagons pictured in the foreground and hit the house instead. I could have won the collision insurance lottery in one fell swoop, but no such luck.
Car vs. House II
Originally uploaded by No Surf In Modesto.

Foggy Drive

My Friday morning drive to Sacramento was like this most of the way. I made it to the meeting in one piece, and on time.
A Picture Share!
Originally uploaded by No Surf In Modesto.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

A Picture Share!

A Picture Share!

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Tiki!


Tiki!
Originally uploaded by No Surf In Modesto.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Miles Jay Shellen, you're the man.

A Picture Share!

Welcome to the world Miles. Your Uncle Taylor loves you. (I think he's smiling at me!)