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

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Mug Shot

Reality. And yes I do need a shave. And they are Tri-Focals, OK? And what hair you do see is mostly gray. Except for the crown, that part is very thin. The wife calls it a bald spot. She could be right but there are still a few still hanging around.
No smart alecky comments or the belly incision and staples gets put up on this here blog! Yes the spectacles are government issue. The price is right. They only cost twenty years. This will be slowly replacing icon shots on various sites in the near future. I have already had responses from my sister and former squadron mates. The term Old Fart was bandied about with some regularity on facebook.

4 comments:

Buck said...

NICE hat!

Wear that age with pride. Gettin' old ain't for sissies and it sure beats the alternative.

prairiecat55kc said...

I have every intention of getting just as old as I possibly can. I surrendered to Clairol nearly 15 years ago, so the amount of gray is unknown because it doesn't show. Wrinkles are another story...but glasses kinda keep 'em camouflaged. Lovely Daughter told me I don't look 45, which is quite a compliment from the delusional little darlin.' I have to admit, I won the DNA lotto in this one, I haven't aged badly...yet. :D

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Wrinkles and white hair are like battle scars and ribbons. Worn with pride.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Someone told me I should go..........kicking and screaming. My Grandchildren do give me the "oh papa......."bit on occasion.

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)