Sunday Horror Story

A pilot at low level lost control of his aircraft. It narrowly misses a crowd gathered for the air show then slams into four buildings. One can only imagine the horror of the occupants inside those structures.


ANOTHER New Camera

I’m pretty sure, that if you searched this blog for “New Camera”, you’d get several hits. I lost one, the airlines lost one, and one broke, twice. So now I have yet another new camera.

Nikon Coolpix s9100
I like it so far, I really do. I’ve had it less than 24 hours. The frikking camera is tiny, but has an 18x zoom.

The panorama feature rocks, you set it on panorama, then it tells you to turn the camera 180 (or 360) degrees and it takes a great shot. Click pic to enlarge.
I also like that it has a slow motion movie function. It can take 240 frames per second, and makes a cool slow motion movie out of it. I can’t wait to try this out more.
It has a mode for taking pictures under very low light conditions, you press and hold the shutter, wait several seconds for the image to show up on the display, release the shutter, and it takes several seconds to process the image, but it works in almost total darkness. It is cool, have to try it more.

Here’s some random pictures.

My poor poor Coconut Tree, more commonly called a Palm Tree
Elephant Ears
Our entertainment center, taken using one of the special effects.
I’ll tell you what I don’t like: The camera IS the charger, and the camera won’t work when it’s plugged in. The charger is the USB port on a computer.
In movie mode, you cannot zoom while recording a movie. My old camera let you zoom. Once you’ve had it, it’s hard to get by without it. But I don’t take that many movies anyway, and I think the slow motion mode will make up for it.
I hate the software, it installs a bunch of crap you don’t want. It installs Nikon Free trial shortcuts in your start menu, it installs Quick Time, which I hate and have an alternate program for, and it installs an Arcsoft panorama program. I have never liked Arcsoft programs, once you put an Arcsoft product on your computer, you’ll never get it off. I ran the CD and then spent half a day taking everything off. The Acrsoft still shows up on the Add/Remove programs menu, and the program has been uninstalled.
If you buy one of these cameras, don’t even put that damn disc in your computer!
I don’t want to sound negative though, I DO like the camera

New Old Friends

Yesterday I met an old friend for the first time. John, who has read my blog for a very long time got married to his new wife Diane here yesterday. With a few family members (and us) they had a perfect ceremony on the beach.
The Bride and Groom and Best Men and Maids of Honour and the Pastor.

John and Diane during the ceremony

Signing zee papers
Beautiful sunset
The oddest thing for me was, I was certain John and I had met before, although I couldn’t remember when or where. But I reluctantly came to realize yesterday was the first time. John and Dianes family came from New Mexico, Montana, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Everyone said how much they liked Cayman, and I feel sure they will be back.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Facebook is good for finding old friends, and Blogger is good for making new ones.

Thursday Facts.

I’ve been sitting here 20 minutes trying to think of something to post.I like it when you wake up, and the first thing you do is take a big drink of cold cold water from the fridge, you can feel it all the way down.

I gave Sheba a flea bath yesterday, but not Ditto. Sheba was itching furiously. Ditto was wondering where his bath was. Normally he hides, but after I didn’t come looking for him, he came looking for me with a sorry “Where’s my bath?” look. Maybe I’ll get him today.

I re-wrote my resume. I like the way it came out.

I gave my resume to an employment agency.

My company has a write up in the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Magazine.

Business will pick up at the same time I get a regular job.

Maybe now it won’t since I said that.

But since I said THAT, it will.

I wonder how often I jinx myself.

Last night we saw the moon rise out of the water, it was cool.

I mowed the front, the back still needs it. Soon the front will need mowing again too.

Today I have to go get my plans and building materials list, pick up my scuba tanks at hydro, and fix a laptop.

I want to go to the beach and snorkeling.


Bogus World Record Sea Swim

This woman swam from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman, about 80 miles.
On the way, “the crew” killed all the sharks they saw. read the article HERE. First the newspaper told us about the killed sharks, then they changed the article and said no sharks were killed, and all the media was telling the lie. Now they switched it back to the truth. It’s quite the big thing around here these days.

If the sharks were an obstacle, and the obstacle was removed by someone not swimming, does the record stand? It shouldn’t. If someone didn’t kill the sharks, she would have gotten in a boat. How is it different than climbing a mountain and saying “look! There’s a cliff. There is a danger I might fall!” So you take a helicopter up the cliff part. And then you get credit for climbing the mountain.

What if someone comes and says, ” I want to break her record by doing it faster, and since you killed the sharks for her, you must kill the sharks for me!


Twenty Years Ago Today

Today is Bruce day. On June 13, 1991 I saw my brother alive for the last time. He came down to visit me when I lived in Virginia and we went to VA Beach. We had some hamburgers on the boardwalk. Later in the early afternoon, he went back up to Maryland, then on to Connecticut, where he lived. Less than a month later, he and his girlfriend, Karen Vinnik, would be tragically murdered in Tuscon Arizona.
I think my memory is failing, because I can’t remember him arriving in Virginia, I can’t remember if he stayed at my apartment. I wrote soon after his funeral that I never wanted this memory to fade, that last day together, the funeral, and all the feelings. I never wanted them to fade, I wanted time to stop, and hope that it would go backwards. Now there’s bits of memory missing…

Summer Photos

Although summer doesn’t officially begin for about 9 more days, here’s a couple of summertime pictures from our yard.
Our flooded yard. We had the first rain we had since our new neighbors added about 6 inches of fill to their lot, this first rain sent a lot of their gray lifeless dirt and filthy water into our yard.
These trees from across the street turn orange every summer. The seasons in the tropics are just as discernible as anywhere else, you just have to know what to look for!

Stay COOL!

A Friday picture for you, and an easy post for me! I stole this pic from Lee Ann, who I went to grade school and high school with. This dude is staying cool, as I hope you all will too!
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Woman Sues to Masturbate at Work & Wins!

Since she knew the only way to cure her anxiety was to masturbate, she knew she needed help, explaining: “I got so bad I would to masturbate up toforty seven-timesa day. That’s when I asked for help.

It’s really a serious medical problem called “compulsion orgasmic.” Click the purple text above to read the article.

That being said, watch this funny video called “Girls Watch Porn!”