Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
RumbearSOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Daughter Amanda and Eldest Granddaughter Bailee

It was Bailee's last day of Junior High. This coming Fall she will be a Freshman in High School.

One of those subtle reminders that I may be getting old. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Night Funny

Join the resistance.............................................

Admit it, it's funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Springtime in The Southeast Kern County Desert

From today, on the way to work, I stopped at just shy of CA Route 58 on California City Boulevard to shoot a few pics..........................
These were taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Smart Phone that I own. Pretty good resolution for a phone camera, methinks!




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kanza Art Studio The art of M.T. Liggett-This was featured on an episode of American Pickers a couple of years ago

"Kanza art is an unique collection of junk metal folk art, windmills and signs that line several of the streets of Mullinville along the arms of the "V" formed by US Highways 400 and 54 in southwest Kansas." From Kansas Travel.Org

The American Pickers show episode with this place is on right now.

This is one of those wonderful and unique things about the Sunflower State! I miss Kansas!

M. T. Liggett's Kanza Art Studeo


M. T. Liggett Kanza Art

Hit the link to the site and enjoy some more pictures of the Art Of M. T. Liggett!
http://www.kansastravel.org/liggettkanzaart.htm

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Photographing Railroads: How to Stay Safe and Legal

Everyone knows that I love trains. When I take pictures is from a safe distance. Having been a railroad worker, I understand the dangers. Now that I do not have the E-Rail Safe credentials, I am like everyone else and I cannot trespass on any railroad property.

Taking pictures of trains is a lot of fun but I like waking up in the morning.

So hit the link below and have a read.

Photographing Railroads: How to Stay Safe and Legal

Thursday, May 07, 2015

One airman’s trash: Pieces of WWII aircraft were recycled for all kinds of purposes.

I found this at Air and Space Mag.

The ingenuity is pretty awesome and recyclers should take note!



A small car built from a P-38 Drop Tank. There are some really neat uses of stuff in this. Go to the link and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One airman’s trash: Pieces of WWII aircraft were recycled for all kinds of purposes.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

New Tiger Meet Rafales-Plane Pr0n

Found these shots at Facebook at a group I belong to.
Awesome scheme!
It's a shame that we have nothing like this in the US Air Force.
At least Navy and Marine Air CAG Birds have colourful schemes.




Monday, May 04, 2015

GORDON JOHNSON: Entering the craft beer world - Press Enterprise-Temecula Brew Pubs Rock!

Good things are happening in Temecula!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The establishment mentioned is a favourite of Missus ORPO and I. The Pizza is amazing and an excellent value. I do have a growler from there as well and I fill it when heading to Oceanside and on the return trip. The Black IPA is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you find yourself along The Fifteen in Southern Riverside County, take the south Old Town Front Street exit and have a taste.

Blatant Plug, I know but





GORDON JOHNSON: Entering the craft beer world - Press Enterprise

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived - The Oatmeal

Sample from the Cartoon that has good stuff about Nikola Tesla



Go check it out! Some of it will make you laugh!

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived - The Oatmeal

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Leftist Journos: Praising 'Baltimore Mom' Is Racist

At Newsbusters.

I am amazed by the lack of vision, if that is the right descriptive when it comes to the MSM.

Sample follows:

"Take for instance, this gem from an absurd piece written by Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh, who denounces the  "hideous white hypocrisy" behind the praise of Ms. Graham:

 The debate over the moment Graham says she “lost it” is complex. There’s a parallel black debate going on that, as always when it comes to racial issues, is richer and more nuanced. But anyone white who’s applauding Graham’s moment of desperation, along with the white media figures who are hyping her “heroism,” is essentially justifying police brutality, and saying the only way to control black kids is to beat the shit out of them."

The entire piece is at the link.........................Makes one go hmmmmmmmm?

More along the lines of Good Grief.................................Yeah, I am so tired of the Weapons Grade Stupid we see in the media these days.

That is all.

Leftist Journos: Praising 'Baltimore Mom' Is Racist
I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)