Conan On What Is Best In Life
Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?
Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.
Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?
Conan: Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.
Mongol General: That is good! That is good.
Counted the Stars
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Zero Tolerance.........with descriptions of the ramifications of not having such a standard.
..............We are not a charity, not a half-way house..................
Friday, April 27, 2012
So while perusing my blogroll..............
I went home today yesterday. In a manner of speaking that is.
The Missus and I went to NAS Lemoore. She had not been there since we PCS'd back to NAS Whidbey Island 23 years ago. She was quite impressed with the Commissary and Exchange that are there now. The new Naval Hospital is amazing! The housing is far better than we lived in during our tour there. I put a Navy Region SW vehicle sticker on the truck.
We went out to the Ops Area(Reeves Field) and payed the Argonauts a visit. I got a T-shirt, ball cap and a few zappers!
It was strange having young Naval Aviators address me as Sir!
I also stopped by the FRC Airframes Division where I was in charge of the Hydraulic Shop and then the Night Shift Leading Petty Officer. I am impressed with the young men I met.
To Lex, up there, I do believe our Navy Air is in good hands.
And I would love to land a job there. At times, I really miss the place, ya know.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Jarrett Stoll in OT to give the Los Angeles Kings a 4 games to 1 win in the Western Conference Quarter-Final this evening. Notable as the Kings were the 8 seed and the Canucks were the 1 seed in the West and the President's Trophy Winner for the best record in the regular season. The Kings won all three games in Rogers Arena in Vancouver..........I can hear Don Cherry now!!!!!!!!!!!
Up next are the Saint Louis Blues. This is a classic Second Six Match up as both teams entered the league in the first expansion in 1967.
The Blues eliminated the San Jose Sharks in five games in that series. I am looking forward to this match up. Should be a great series and I like the Kings chances. But I am biased in that ya know.
A reminder that the "Greatest Generation" is leaving us at a rapid rate.
Fare Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate.
Lunch is done and I have been watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Philadelphia eliminated Pittsburgh earlier today. I can imagine that Buck is happy about that one. His Red Wings were eliminated the other evening by Nashville. Currently on is Boston at Washington. Washington leads three games to two. It is 2-1 with about three minutes left in Period One.
My Los Angeles Kings meet the Vancouver Canucks later. LA is up 3 games to 1 and could eliminate the Canucks tonight. But the games are played inside your TV set and not on paper.
Bruins win in the OT. This series is going to game seven.
I am enclosing a shot of our temp on the line yesterday..................It was a bit on the WARM side to say the least. The uniform of the day is now shorts!!!!!!
|Taken mid afternoon. It was really warm inside the tow tractor I had just parked.|
This is the little project I did today. The Missus has plans for the rest of the area around the planter.