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

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In the engine bay of an F-16

Me and co-worker Rod in the engine bay of an F-16 Falcon. We had just pulled the engine for to send it to the engine shop. The bay inspection will be tomorrow. Taken on his camera phone. BTW that is me in the ball cap. The good looking one.

5 comments:

Right-Wing Libertarian said...

Wow -- sure looks like a lot of room in there when the engine is missing!! heh. It's GOTTA be cramped when it's time to make all the connections! It's great to see people who know what they're doing!

kc said...

You also have HAIR!

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

R-WL: It was the first engine removal I have ever done! They make the books simple. And I don't take up a lot of space.
kc: Mostly the sides and back, getting thin on top. Still pull it back. But I have more than Stephen, Scott, Mark, Sam and John!

Buck said...

Nice shot!

prairiecat55kc said...

I tell the ol man his forehead's expanding to make room for the increasing brain size.

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)