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

Monday, October 22, 2012

Banning Food Trucks And Man Camps Is Creating A Development Bubble In Western ND

I found this little tidbit at Say Anything Blog from North Dakota.
Western ND is sort of an old stomping ground when I was on the ballast trains and our most esteemed Blog Bud Buck Pennington when he was in the Air Force.
There is an oil boom in places like Williston, Minot, Stanley and other little hamlets along the Glasgow Subdivision and US Route 2.
foodtruck


http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/banning-food-trucks-and-man-camps-is-creating-a-development-bubble-in-western-nd/

2 comments:

Buck said...

One year, three days, eight hours and ten minutes. Memorable, it was.

I have a friend I was stationed with back in the NoDak days who moved back there last year. She's living in her office while her employer builds a mother-in-law addition to the building for her (the girl is the editor of a small-burg newspaper). My friend tells me it's quite the Wild West there now and I'd love it... but she can HAVE it. Once is enough. ;-)

Glenn Cassel said...

In early 2007, I worked my ballast train from Williston to Glasgow. After I left the Tie Gang showed up and filled the Travel Host motel. It is the biggest one there. I wound up staying in the Super 8 at a elevated rate!

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

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