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

Sunday, June 13, 2010

ADJUSTMENTS!

I have been messing around, as it were. Blogger has come up with  some new templates and backgrounds. Also got a different shot of my jet. Over the desert, with things that go BOOM on it. I figured since I live out here in the Mojave Desert, I would try a desert theme and such.
So, one and all, let me know what ya think out there.

7 comments:

Parrothead Jeff said...

Looks great! The desert theme is nice and your jet looks good with live ordinance and conformal fuel tanks ;-)

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

And now it is sitting in the barn. Last time it flew we found a bolt sticking out of the exhaust ring panel's number two drain hole. Got a new engine and next week we will do all the checks and stuff to get it back in the air.

Christopher said...

Looks great. Got a question not knowing the background; How did you obtain your jet? That is so awesome and am really curious.

As always, Thank You for your service!

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Christopher,
The Supervisor assigns crew chiefs to each airplane. And there is one per shift. The day shift guy is the primary dedicated crew chief. I work days and the boss said this one was mine. Basically a crew chief is a general airplane mechanic for the airframe/airframe systems, power plant/fuel systems.
We also do the normal inspections and launch/recover the airplane.
Being an Aviation Structural Mechanic, Hydraulics in the Navy helped get the job as being 30 percent service connected disabled.
Pretty good for a fifty five year old Grandfather!

Buck said...

Those are blue rounds, ain't they? So they go "pop" rather than BOOM. ;-)

Nice pic of your jet. I've mentioned this before, but I miss the Lawn Darts out at Cannon. The 130s just ain't the same.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

More like Thud! Mass at speed!

Christopher said...

Understood and thank you.

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)