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, April 08, 2010

Changes have occurred


I had posted at some previous point in the space-time continuum that I would be getting a jet. This is the one. F-16C, 83-1120. At some point my name will go on the canopy frame on the side showing in the above picture. I got it off of f-16.net. I am a member of that site and have a Crew Chief profile on it. As soon as the name goes on, I will have a photographer from the base take pictures for your further entertainment.

4 comments:

prairiecat55kc said...

The ol man was treated to some time in the F-18 as a retirement present from the skipper at Test Pilot School. "Chief, you wanna see what she'll do for a little while?" Coulda shot him dead right then, he'd have died a happy man.

Buck said...

Sweet!

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

I don't know if I will get an "incentive" ride in a D or not. It would be fun, to go along with my two cat shots(C-1A Trader) and one trap(US-3A Miss Piggy Two).

tha malcontent said...

Put me in the same "Proud Angy Group"

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)