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

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Weather Sucks

It is not a nice day as you can see by the weather thingie I have. It is raining on and off and has hit a balmy 47 degrees. There are Winter Storm Warnings in the mountains to the west, south and north. Pretty much surrounded and the snow levels will be below 3,000 feet. It snows in the desert, sort of. We are at 2,375 feet above sea level, so the snow will be on the mountains tomorrow. I would guess CA58 over Tehachapi will be closed on the west side. It is much more difficult than the east side going uphill from Mojave.
At least today there is a Mythbusters Marathon! It may sound cruel, I know but I have had the earthquake in Haiti up to the receding hairline. And listening to tributes, rants and such about Dr. King from folks that weren't even around or were in diapers at best is something I don't need pounded in my head. He was a good and decent man with a sound vision. A legacy any of us would be proud of.

6 comments:

Buck said...

I've seen the High Desert covered in snow (when I was at Boron AFS) and it IS quite beautiful. But ya take your life in your hands if'n ya go out in it; Californians are like southerners when it comes to driving in snow: they basically can't.

You can put me down as having the same sort of emotions re: Haiti. I could do with an update once in a while... say a five minute segament every hour... but the 7x24 aspect of the coverage wears out after over five continuous days.

Fredd said...

As for MLK, I understand that some major league philandering would have to be tacked onto his legacy, but back in the day these things were pretty much ignored (JFK comes to mind).

...and don't get me started on Haiti...

kc said...

This is why FoodTV, and the KIY channel were invented...65 & mostly sunny with high passing clouds today. Breezy & cool & I LOVE it!

kc said...

That's D I Y...sheesh...

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Update!
Funnel cloud spotted near Fresno this afternoon. Starting to feel like Kansas,Toto!

Simple American Girl said...

I am so sick of the annual worship of MLK that my kids have to participate in in school. It's like we are flogging ourselves still for slavery, so making MLK holier than thou somehow relieves our white guilt. Agreed he was a man with good ideas, but enough of the public school worship.

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)