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


Psalm 107:

23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The BBC Flew a Drone Over Auschwitz — And the Result Is Haunting

This is something the world needs to see and to understand......................

Never Forget.

The Holocaust was a real event. It affected my family....................57

Fifty Seven from the Cassel's and the Wambeke's lost.......................

The Video is at the Link below.............................................

Sticky situation: Outrage as Cadbury banned in US

Found this one on the MSN Page this AM..................
I much prefer the original from Blighty Olde as it were.
I do not eat a lot of candy anymore..............OK, It is down to zero...................
Pre Diabetic Thing....................................
But I have to admit that some of this is outrigh hilarity....................
Just something to occupy while on hold at the bank that handles VA travel pay..................

Cabury, the best there is...............hands down.
The scoop is at the link below.
Outrage as Cadbury banned in the US, Oh the Humanity!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Another one of "those anniversaries"

Oh Shit, I'm getting old moment.............
40 years ago today, I finished my first deployment to the Med on Independence with the ship's arrival at Pier 7, Naval Station Norfolk on a very cold, rainy and windy day.
Cruise Book Photo from that cruise.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Montana town is farthest from a Starbucks in the U.S. | KRTV.com

Circle, Montana is in the East Central part of the state. Where SR 200 and SR 13 meet. The proverbial middle of nowhere........................No Starbucks? No Problem.

"Try this number: 192 miles. That's how far it is from Circle in central Montana to the nearest caramel macchiato."



The entire article is at the link below.

Montana town is farthest from a Starbucks in the U.S. | KRTV.com

Monday, January 12, 2015

Feeling Rough

I left work early on Thursday night. Belly ache, feverish and no appetite. I missed Friday as well.
I have had fever above 100 and I have eaten sparsely at best.
I guess that when one gets older, getting over the flu is a slow process. The fever this morning was 100 again.
Buck was right. Getting old ain't for sissies.
My souvenir from September 2009 when I had my left kidney removed.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Mike Rowe is the epitome of humble (5 Photos)

I miss Dirty Jobs..............
Mike Rowe is a one of a kind guy.
I do try and DVR his show on CNN when there are new episodes.
I am at home sick..............looking for something to occupy the brain on occasion as is the TV lineup kind of sucks today.

A month ago, a fan of the television show "Dirty Jobs" asked host Mike Rowe a series of questions regarding his integrity of living that modest, blue-collar lifestyle he portrays.  It's evident that this fan has his doubts, and why wouldn't he with all the success Mike has had. The "Dirty Jobs" fan swears that Mike lives a much more luxurious life than his TV persona implies. Here's what he asks...

http://thechive.com/2015/01/09/mike-rowe-is-the-epitome-of-humble-5-photos/

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Watch These Marines Set Up A Forward Arming/Refueling Point In Minutes

Found at Foxtrot Alpha.....................
This is a pretty cool piece.

You can see how rapidly the USAF's special operations community can set up a FARP in the video below.


The Entire Article is at the link below
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/watch-these-marines-set-up-a-forward-arming-refueling-p-1677795917

Monday, January 05, 2015

34 Degrees and On The Verandah

I got me some decent cigars at a little place in Ridgecrest the other day.....
After the Condors Game in Bakersfield on Saturday Night, we hit Winco..............
I discovered some awesome craft flavours.....................
I decided to sit on the Verandah in almost freezing temps to enjoy both.................




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)