Got on the plane at Grand Cayman yesterday and sat there without moving for 3 hours. There was a dent in the cargo door that was measured, the dimensions sent to the USA, deemed safe and we went. Everyone on board missed their connections.
So I got to my mom’s after midnight,and now I’m drinking coffee.
Had good flights, Barely made my connection in Charlotte and was about 45 minutes late landing in StL because of thunderstorms. But I slept well at my High School friends house and we’re getting ready to head to MOBERLY!
Above is an old plane and an old fire truck at work. The plane has been sitting there as long as I’ve worked there. Over ten years. The fire truck has been there not as long. Both are being reclaimed by nature, it would seem.
I took this picture this morning just before sunrise. The sun was shining on the plane, but not on me yet. At first glance light was reflecting off the plane itself making a separate dot from the vapor trail, but by the time I whipped out the camera the reflection was gone. You can still see the plane pretty well in the picture.
I started reading Homer’s Odyssey, I don’t think I can do it. It’s written like bullet points, with one not relating to the other, along list of facts, it seems. I guess that’s what prose means.
Fitzgerald’s translation is probably the third translation I’ve tried. It is allegedly the most popular. I need to find a version that is written more like a story like a regular book. The way this book is written, reminds me of Dante’s inferno, a very tough read. I did find a storybook version of that, however.
Happy Friday! Tomorrow is July..
I have a tenant moving into the apartment today for 90 days. Gonna turn on the AC and put out some towels before I leave for qork I mean work.
An airline told a violinist he either had to store his 5 million euro 1685 Stratovarius in the cargo hold or not get on the plane. He ended up on an 8 hour bus rude instead of his one hour flight. Read the article HERE.
A violin in a case is small enough for carry on. Airlines are getting more and more out of hand. Everyone is expected to obey every unreasonable whim of every airline employee, irregardless of the regulations.
I thought the Wright Brothers were from North Carolina?
Speaking of reversing course, I undid my plan of taking Mondays off starting mid November. I’m transferring 5 vacation days to 2022. I’m still taking off all the Fridays though!!
My new shirt, mentioned yesterday, is in the give-away box. Wasted money. I can’t return it because I washed it and wore it (for a couple hours). I wore it to work and couldn’t stand it. I went out in the morning and bought 3 new shirts. All three together cost less than the one microfiber monstrosity. I changed my shirt in the shirt store parking lot.
And now I’m out the door for work! Remember to keep flying forward!
The other day, an old Cayman Airways 737 took off and left the Cayman Islands for the last time. It took off, did a loop around and flew really super low over the runway, wagging its wings, then headed for the Victorville aircraft graveyard, where it will rot, or maybe get stripped for parts or scrap metal.
it makes me sad. Ships, (airships, waterships and I guess spaceships) are not like other machines. They’re like people with personalities and specific characteristics that make them alive and loved. Maybe cars too.
I still lament the sinking of my first Navy ship, the USS Somers DDG 34. I wish she was still here, and I wish I could go visit.
But alas, water under the bridge. Good by airplane. You’re missed by at least one person, and you were loved by many.
I bought a new shirt yesterday, did laundry last night and am wearing it today. I dunno, it’s microfiber and feels shapeless. It feels like it will stretch out but not stretch back in. It might go straight into the ‘give away’ box.
It’s hard to find a plain old cotton polo shirt these days.