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, July 29, 2010

Out of the past, part two, I think

1. On Facebook, I just reconnected with a former school chum from mine and kc's days north of the border in Alberta. Wow. I haven't seen anyone from there in so long. Reunion in 92 and one trip to Bow Island and Lethbridge after retirement.
2. A former co-worker from my days at Lear Jet in Wichita is going to be a co-worker here at Edwards. He was notified yesterday. Lucky man. His wife is a Lancaster girl, so it is a homecoming for them.
Been a good day.
But then again, every day above ground is a good day. Less than two months from the one year anniversary....................why I started this show, ya know!

3 comments:

Buck said...

But then again, every day above ground is a good day.

That's my mantra, of late. Funny how one's perspective changes as we grow older, innit?

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

That it most surely does, my friend. And when one has one of those...........moments, epiphanies or whatever one chooses to call them, the perspective does change....A LOT.

prairiecat55kc said...

My Big One came in June of 1997, with several smaller ones since that time, just as reminders, I guess. Wouldn't have it any other way, even if I could.

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)