Happy Hour


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


"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.

Friday, February 05, 2010

A Winter's Day in the High Desert

Downtown Cal City!
Wind Turbines along the Tehachapi Mountains just outside of Mojave.
The boneyard at Mojave Airport. Ex Air Canada 767s including the world famous Gimli Glider.
Ballast Regulator on the UP Main 1 from Mojave to Tehachapi.
Lots of these in the Tehachapi/Mojave area!
I went to the Doctor in Tehachapi today for a check up and such. I took the Z612. I also had to hit the Stater Brothers Market in Mojave for some Diet Pepsi for the Missus. They had a coupon with four twelve packs for ten bucks.


Parrothead Jeff said...

Great pics there, Glenn! I think we need more of those wind turbines - not a bad idea to augment what we already have working. Nuke plants wouldn't be too bad, either.

Good deal on the Diet Pepsi, but I'd probably have used it for targets ;-) Which reminds me - we are going to have to go shooting, right?

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Oh yes, we are!

Buck said...

It goes without sayin' that there were NO wind turbines on the ridges back in my day... but we have a LOT of 'em in this part o' the world. Lotsa wind here.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Our wind is due to waxman, pelousi, boxer and feinstein. :-)

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

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‎"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)