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, November 19, 2011

Live Blogging from up in the Sky

This is from Delta 1441. Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. We are about a half hour out of SLC. Another hour to go. Five bucks for the internet access. Ain't nothing free anymore. Kind of cool!
Riding an Airbus A320. First time on one. So far not bad. Handles the bumps well and I am aft of the wing. It is a military fare, basically. Like the old days, riding the back of the bus. But in civvies instead of Dress Blues or Dress Whites.
Got to do some shopping with The Missus after getting over the hill to the Antelope Valley. Christmas Shopping for The Grand Daughters, ya know!
Next adventure will be Red Flag at Nellis in late January and early February. Gonna hook up with Jeff and maybe do some live blogging from the flight line. That is if the Air Force is cool with it. The camera is definitely going.
And after Captain Sully's amazing ditching of US Airways 1549 and the results so far........
I am gonna have to take back all those rather disparaging remarks about Airbus's products. This is a nice riding jet.

3 comments:

Uncle Skip, said...

"But in civvies instead of Dress Blues or Dress Whites."

I can remember when it was dress blues and no option, no matter what the duty station.

Buck said...

It is a military fare, basically. Like the old days, riding the back of the bus. But in civvies instead of Dress Blues or Dress Whites.

I nearly ALWAYS got upgraded to First or Bid'niz class back in those days. Seriously. I can remember coming back from Turkey on Pan Am and flying in First as a young SSgt... they had to pour me off the plane. A couple o' times, as we stopped in Frankfurt to re-fuel before continuing on to JFK.

Good times.

ORPO1 said...

Pan Am LAX to NRT(Narita) in the fall of 1985, in whites. Didn't pay for any beer on that one.

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)