Rambling Wednesday

Here we are, at hump day. When this week started, I thought it’d never end, but it’s not going too badly.

At work it is the annual flight check. An aircraft comes in with equipment to check all our equipment. It’s my first one and so far, very interesting. Except for minor adjustments, I don’t think they have found anything wrong.

Yesterday I had my scooters 3000K maintenance done. They didn’t find anything wrong there either, but I think they turned the idle down a little, and it doesn’t seem to coast as well. I have to check it more though, I haven’t ridden it much since I got it back.

I want to start swimming after work again. I used to swim every day, and kind of quit when I got the first scooter, because I didn’t have anyplace to put my laptop when I swam, now I don’t carry a laptop so it seems I can start swimming again. It would be better if I got off at 4 instead of 4:30. However, getting off at 4:30 is better than getting off at 5..

I guess I’m just rambling so that’s all for today.

Two who who’s day!

It’s Tuesday, and I gotta say I feel at least a thousand times better than I did yesterday. Your comments made me laugh.

Tomorrow is payday! WHo-Ray! No, wait, might be day after tomorrow.. It doesn’t matter, I only get paid once a month.

Below is a picture I took yesterday. You have to click it to see it full size. It’s a repetitive photo of that same old school of fish that has been around more than a week, with a barracuda in the middle. It seems like the school of fish is getting bigger BTW.

Camera 14MP-9PCBut you can’t really see it well unless you click it and look full size. You think you can to these things but you can’t, Nemo!

Monday Again

monday-againI feel like posting that same post again Bla blaa, bla bla bla bla.

It was not a very satisfying weekend. Took the dogs to the vet Saturday. Sunday went to the beach but it was very windy and rough. We stayed maybe a half hour. Now it’s Monday and I want a weekend “re-do”.

I wish the weeks away, and waste the weekends. When I wake up in the morning,  for the first second I feel joy, another day! Then I think “aww crap”, and try to go back to sleep.

I remember when I used to have a good time, all the time. What happened? I used to wake up earlier on the weekends than I did during the week, hit the ground running, go all day, and be glad Monday to get back to work, just so I could get some rest.

Nothing seems right.I don’t know what happened or when it happened.

Video Friday

FishSchool.wmv_snapshot_00.02_[2013.04.12_06.41.27]I know it’s supposed to be Flashback Friday, but I want to post a video instead. I took this yesterday. I put the camera on the bottom in a school of fish, then they swam around it. There’s a little surge, making the camera rock back and forth, and finally it fell over. The video is 21 seconds long.

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Oz The Great & Powerful: Big Screen Must See

oz-the-great-and-powerful-banner-posterLast night The Wife and I went to see Oz The Great And Powerful. It was exceptionally good. The movie explains how The Wizard of Oz got up to the land of Oz years before Dorothy arrived.

new-oz-great-powerful-bubble-still imagesI especially enjoyed the China Girl, (Who lived in China Town) and the friendly Flying Monkey. (The Wicked Witch of the Wests evil flying monkeys were there too).

The movie was much much better than I expected it would be, and I watched critically for discrepancies that would have an effect on Dorthy’s Wizard of Oz, and found none. It was perfect.

I look forward to seeing this movie again, when the DVD comes out, and I am super glad we saw it in the theater. (We were the only two in the theater, it was completely empty except for us, first time and maybe the last that that has ever happened/will happen.)

I strongly strongly recommend you see it on the big screen if you can.

Wednesday Wamblings

Here we are again, hump day. I didn’t sleep worth a dang last night, after practically sleeping 48 hours straight over the weekend, and from almost the time I got home Monday till going to work Tuesday, I guess I’m caught up on sleep for awhile.

I still have this cold, if that’s what it is, but I have the ending dry cough that I have had several times from several other colds. I just hope I don’t get sick again any time soon. I’m tired of this crap. I gotta say though, several people at work have been sick too and they are staying sick a lot longer than I have been.

I plan on making it to the beach for lunch. I can’t take it any more.

I’m going through one of my periods of mild disturbance about the content of this blog. None of my posts have been particularly pleasing to me in what seems like a long time.

Have to work on that.

Margaret Thatcher

I just took my first sip of coffee since Friday morning. I haven’t been drinking it when I was sick. I didn’t want any. Actually it doesn’t taste too great.

mtMargaret Thatcher died yesterday. Politically, I don’t really have any strong sentiment. It’s sad when anyone dies, but to me, she was one of Ron Reagans buddies who helped crank up the debt. It seems history is being rewritten while I watch. TO me Ron Reagan wasn’t a great president. He increased debt more than anybody ever. Now he’s dead, and everybody talks like he was sooo great. Let’s name an aircraft carrier after him. Lets re-name Washington National Airport after him. No, lets don’t. Oops too late.

Now I don’t believe anything I was taught in history class in school.

That’s it for today, I’m working myself into a mood I don’t want to be in. Sorry Margaret Thatcher died, condolences to her family.

Sick again

It’s Monday again. What a weekend. I was sick all weekend. I’ve been sick at least three times in the last six months. I wonder what the heck is going on.

Nothing to post about today,  I stayed home all weekend, slept and sweated.

I guess I’m over it just in time to go back to work.


Flashback Friday: First Time Driving


The first car I ever drove was a 1973 AMC Gremlin. It was a snowy Missouri day and my friend Doug and I were out cruising around. We were way back on a dirt road, snowy and icy when he decided to let me drive.



He said, “don’t use the brakes, you’ll skid if you use the brakes”.

So. I started driving, got going to a pretty good speed, then took my foot off the gas to slow down for a curve. Since it was a dirt road, the turn was really banked. As per instruction, I didn’t use the brakes

Well, I hit that curve pretty fast, and didn’t make the turn. I ended up airborne and landed in this snow filled cornfield. You could see where all four tires left the ground in the snow.

It didn’t hurt the car, because aeronautical race car driving is in my genes.  We reversed out and headed on our way. Doug driving.

And that was the first time I ever drove a car. Another thing I remember, worth mentioning, is the first time I drove solo, after I got my license. But that was uneventful.


Weird Blog Day Yesterday

Yesterday was as a weird day for my blog. I posted in the morning, as usual, but an hour later the post was gone. So I posted another post, containing the information from the first post, and a little blurb about the post disappearing. Later in the afternoon, the second post disappeared and the first reappeared. I have no doubt that someone, somewhere, switched to a backup server, then switched back to the original.

Thursday! Tomorrow is Friday!

Today I;m getting some maintenance done on my scooter. So I guess I’m going in early to drop it off.

Not much of a post today.