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, August 30, 2014

Humble Pie - Smokin' 30 Days In The Hole

I found this in the Record Rack at FA Buttrey on the Mezzanine Music Section in the Home Town of Havre, Montana..............................

I Like It: Traffic & Jerry Garcia Mr Dear Fantasy

I watched the Angels beat the A's and have been enjoying a variety of flavourful, high quality malt beverages..................
I thought some Traffic was in order..............bonus-Jerry Garcia.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Earthquake in Nor Cal

The mighty hand of Mother Nature struck in the wee hours this morning up in the Wine Country of California.
I got up about an hour or so and when checking my usual stuff, saw a short bit on it online from an acquaintance.......
6.0, with some healthy after shocks. One of those was a 3.6.
So far there are 3 people reported to have serious injuries. Major damage in Sonoma and Napa.
There will be updates all day. I have KTLA on right now.
Positive Waves and as Buck Pennington says, I hope the Diety at Hand has interest in all these folks recovering from the quake.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Treadmill results for today

This has become SOP 3 times a week since my VA check up this past spring.
Pre diabetic is what my doctor at the Lancaster Veterans Community Based Outreach Clinic said.
I do an hour at 2.5 mph.
I also have to cut my carb intake.

Plane Pr0n-Bear Style

I stole this from Jeff Hollenbeck. It was on his Facebook page.
I think it is really cool.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Saturday, August 09, 2014

On the Verandah

Home at Casa de Sharon y Glenn.
Since Missus ORPO and I were able to enjoy the fine company of a few of the Lexicans last night....
I also had to let Buck Pennington know that I am going to do this on occasion.
Twas a most excellent gathering.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Sending off Dave Harvey at Shakespeare's in Sandy Eggo

Missus ORPO and I finally got to Shakespeare's!
Dave Harvey and his Missus are heading out to Dallas, Texas tomorrow for a new chapter in their lives........
In company were fellow Lexicans Beth Lieras, Dwight Cardwell, Our Dear Mary Lefon.
Excellent food and excellent drink.
Missus ORPO got to meet some of the gang.
And here we all are!
I finally made it, Captain

In the Argonaut T-Shirt

L to R: Missus ORPO, Beth Lieras aka Fuzz, Dwight Cardwell, Mary Lefon, Dave and Mrs. Harvey. A good time was had by all!
Late addition:

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Beer Blogging from Sandy Eggo

Missus ORPO and I journeyed to Sandy Eggo for a small gathering of some Lexicans at Shakespeare's tomorrow evening.
This evening after fighting the football game traffic on the 15, the 163 and the 8, we checked into our room at Motel 6 Hotel Circle North and then took off to Anthony's Fish Grotto for dinner. I had the good fortune to eat at this establishment when I graduated from Boot Camp at RTC Sandy Eggo in December of 1973 at the tender age of 19...........Go ahead and do the math..............
After we finished up, we headed to a convenience store to pick up the Missus some smokes and I picked up a six pack of Stone Pale Ale.......I didn't realize that they made a Pale Ale!
Quite tasty indeed......................................
I will have the Trusty Nikon D3000 with me tomorrow and pictures will be uploaded upon our return home to Cal City.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. ORPO

I have decided to post a couple of pics of the two of us all dressed up at the Niece's Wedding on 20 July.
Yes, I am wearing an ear ring, a sterling silver dream catcher to be precise. It goes well with the shaved head................................

BTW, I took extra time and care when I shaved my head that morning. Missus ORPO got a new hair colour as well.
Yes, Buck, I wore a tie and a purple shirt. Both items were OK'd by the Niece early that morning..................The Niece won...........it was her day.

Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014

Found on Facebook courtesy of Arthur Barie, proprietor of Bring the heat, Bring the Stupid.
While the First World War was the first modern war, as the Somme kit illustrates, it was also primitive. Along with his gas mask a private would be issued with a spiked ‘trench club’ – almost identical to medieval weapons.
On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, sent home by his regiment from the Western Front, where Sorley had been killed, aged 20, at the Battle of Loos. Out of this bag came a life abridged: personal effects, items of uniform and a bundle of papers, from which emerged his now famous sonnet When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead. A new photographic survey of military kits now illustrates that curious combination. The photographer Thom Atkinson has recorded 13 military kits for his ‘Soldiers Inventories’ series.
1916 private soldier, Battle of the Somme
While the First World War was the first modern war, as the Somme kit illustrates, it was also primitive. Along with his gas mask a private would be issued with a spiked ‘trench club’ – almost identical to medieval weapons.
Battle of Waterloo
1815 private soldier, Battle of Waterloo
Kit issued to soldiers fighting in the Battle of Waterloo included a pewter tankard and a draughts set.
Picture: THOM ATKINSONMore Pics and descriptions at the link below.I found it to be an interesting little photo essay.
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)