Happy Hour


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


"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


Saturday, December 05, 2009

Got Map and Weather Thingies!

Did pretty good on that one! I managed to find a map and weather thingies to put on the blog. Do not let the pretty map fool you. There are about 13,000 people in Cal City. Many empty houses and many more empty lots. But it does have thriving small business community. And with the big OHV area, long weekends bring a lot of folks to town. But everyone should see where the proverbial "middle of nowhere" is. Yeah, it's here.
And if you notice the forecast...........it is going to get nasty next week. The locals will be looking like Eskimos. The wind out here can carry a very sharp edge, though. And I have seen snow in the Mojave.
In a short while, I am out the door for some overtime! Just a few hours today and tomorrow. But it will help with the move. Rental Truck is at the house in Wichita as we speak. The Missus figures on being here, sometime on Thursday the 10th.


Buck said...

But everyone should see where the proverbial "middle of nowhere" is. Yeah, it's here.

I think I could give ya a run for the "middle of nowhere" title. You're a mere hour and a half (depending on traffic) from El-Eh... I'm two hours from Lubbock or Amarillo... take your pick. Or two and a half hours to Albuquerque, heh.

I've seen snow in the Mojave, too... and it's quite beautiful. The BEST thing is: it doesn't last long. :-)

kc said...

Both those places are mighty close to Fairly Major Metropolitan Areas. Where I'd like to be has no such industry and no place that's very big ANYWHERE near it - Scobey, Montana is the middle of nowhere. I just love it...of course, the last time I spent a winter there I was 10, so I might change my mind after a month of Winter (October or November).

Perri Nelson said...

I like map and weather thingies.

Glenn Mark Cassel said...

Might concede on Scobey. I was up there in 06 after almost forty years. Yeah.
But Portales is a fairly decent sized town. It even has a four year institution of higher learning. And Roswell is close and has everything one could want, like a Walmart. Been there, it's just been almost twelve years. And don't forget the mighty metropolis of Clovis, where your friendly class VI store is. Got lot's of time in Clovis on the ballast trains pictured to the right.

Buck said...

Heh. Clovis, aka The Big(ger) City... to me. And P-Ville has its own Wally-World now, Glenn. We're quite upmarket for a town of only 12K. Yet we ARE deprived of a great number of things (like decent restaurants and Starbucks, to name two) and have to drive quite a ways to get that stuff. No Starbucks in The Big(ger) City, either. Some folks maintain there are good restaurants there, but I demur.

re: Scobey. I did my time up in Montana... 12 months, three days, eight hours and ten minutes, to be precise about it. I lived in Westby but was actually stationed across the state line at Fortuna AFS in NoDak. I'm not saying we were remote or anything, but we used to drive over three hours SE to party in Minot. It was either that or Regina, Sask. ;-)

Glenn Mark Cassel said...

At one of those radar sites like north of Havre. There was always Plentywood! I could handle Regina for pub crawling! And they got the Roughriders!

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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