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
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank 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."
Rumbear

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Too much time on my hands


Can you tell? It is Thanksgiving and in a couple of hours I will be heading to Palmdale for dinner with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.
But I had to keep messing with the template. It may change again, who knows?
And since a fair number of my readers are sort of airplane nuts, I give to you CVW-5 doing the obligatory shot with Mount Fuji. CVW-5 is forward deployed at NAF Atsugi Japan and embarks in USS George Washington CVN73. As you can tell it is mostly Hornets. These are the "CAG" Birds with the neat paint schemes on them.

5 comments:

kc said...

I like the train pictures, too.

Had a great dinner here with the kids. Dishwasher running now. Sent most leftovers home with Kait. I'm the only one that eats homemade cranberry sauce, and I can make more gravy. The bird was perfect, the potatoes turned out well, and the gravy was 2DIE4!

Have a good time in Palmdale, hi to your family!

Buck said...

...mostly Hornets.

Ummm... isn't that "Hornettes?" ;-)

veriword: laymt. Past-tense of lame, as in my comment.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

To Kid Sister, yeah it was a good day all around.
To Buck, I figure it has been around long enough to get to use it's real name. The fleet guys call the E and F the Rhino. When I was at Lemoore we had many colorful names for it. But it was still new and a novelty when I first got to the Central Valley in 1985.
Dang, there goes that age give away thing again!

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Hey Buck, I almost forgot, Lex is going to get his panties in a wad!!!!!!!!!!!! Calling his beloved Epoxy Rocket a Hornette. Why the shame of it all.
That nickname I just used was imparted to me by Denny Morris, AMHC, USN. He was my LCPO at AIMD Lemoore, CA when Lex was a Lt.(jg)and I was a Gold Hash Mark First Class.

Buck said...

Lex is going to get his panties in a wad!!

He's heard MUCH worse from his commentariat, especially from guys like Nose and B2. ;-)

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)