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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Falcon.. Part Two with more plane pr0n!

Here we go again. More random pictures of us out here in the Desert. Plus a few of the temperatures we are dealing with.

Sunrise. Looking towards Barstow.
Ryan, hard at it!

Towing an airplane. They let me do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dan. Doing checks following engine start.
This was the temp during the launch procedure Dan was doing. It was about 0940!
Dan. Directing the jet out of the chocks.
Me. Waiting to start.
Launch checks.
Dave-O and his new friend, a Praying Mantis!
12:12 PM. Yup. 111 degrees. It did finally hit 113 on this one later. I had already turned in my photo pass and stowed my camera inside.
I hope you readers like them. It is just a point and hit the shutter button and see what happens!

2 comments:

Buck said...

Nice. Verrah nice! I'm glad it's YOU and not me out on the line there. Just sayin'.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Today was just as hot. But later in the day we got a rather large T-storm in over the base and it was cool when I left for the house(100 is cool)
But we got chased inside due to lightning less than five miles from the field.
Still hanging in with the youngsters.

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)