Monday Mixapix

It was a good weekend, like usual. Saturday I read and got some sun, Sunday we went out on a One Dog At A Time fundraiser boat trip. It was really nice.

Below are random pix I liked and saved.

In reference to the last pic, the news said that the Ever Given is 80% free now, thanks to dredging and a “fleet of tugboats”. Hopefully thatsa problem cleared up soon.

Have a good week!

ILM Level 3

I swore I’d never do it again. I hated it when I did it first time. I called it the worst experience of my life. I likened it to going to school with a bully there picking on me constantly.

The training course that would never end still lives.

ILM Level 3, starts today through work.

Wish me luck. After all my bitchin’ on level 2, I ended up doing quit well,near the top of my class. Now I know (maybe) what to expect, maybe it won’t be so bad.

Wish me luck!

First Of March?

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It’s the first of March? Really? Already? Doesn’t seem possible. WHen this year started, I didn’t have a problem switching from 2020 to 2021, but I did have a problem switching from December to January, which surprised me.

It’s a Monday-back-to-work after a quiet weekend. I stayed home all weekend with my wife. I almost went diving yesterday, but I was getting ready to get ready to go and they moved the dive site to another location, further away and I couldn’t have made it without being late, so I didn’t go.

I’m gaining weight again, I was 199, went on my “no sugar no bread” diet and went down to about 170, this morning I was 188. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I like to be 175.

Have a good Monday, a great week and a Fantastic month of March!

Ocean Floor Landfills

God should just kill us all now. We’re not worthy of this planet.

I just read an article that alarms me greatly and quite literally, makes me sick.

In hindsight, I should have known we were doing it. And of course, it’s worse than I can imagine. And you know the humans are doing it on purpose, because it’s the easy way and they can get away with it.

I’m talking about humans dumping garbage at sea. Humans allowing litter to enter waterways, lakes and oceans.

Look at the video below, look at all the plastic bottles. (in the video, there’s a date in the upper left, so I’m not sure this is really 10 years after the tsunami, or even that is is garbage from the tsunami, but it’s disgusting anyway)

Nowhere is exempt

Imagine underwater garbage dumps with a garbage density greater than that of a landfill.

Read the article.

Like so many things, by the time you hear about it, it’s already pretty much too late. I think plastic is the worst. Here, the only beach litter you find is plastic, pretty much. I’ve avoided generating plastic waste for years, it’s literally impossible, all we can do is the best we can, but too many of us don’t seem to try at all or even care.

And this post, and the article, referenced is primarily about the garbage that sinks. Click Here to read about floating garbage.

Friday Pictures

The Perseverance Rover landed without a hitch yesterday. It wasn’t even mentioned on the BBC news this morning, to my disappointment.

Below is an assortment (a nassortment) of pictures from the last week.

Downtown George Town view
The Wife and I at Coco Fest, an annual craft show. She hates this picture but I like it. A lot.
Another Coco Fest
Our two pooches consider promising careers as cat food.

It’s Friday and I am looking forward to the weekend. Have a very good one!

Perseverance Robot Landing TODAY!

Today is the day! The Perseverance robot heads for its daunting landing. I read that only 40% of Mars landings have been successful.

GMT = UTC

This expensive lander is as big as a car and there’s also a helicopter!

I’ll be following the play by play today and hope for total success! FYI, 20:00 GMT equals 3 PM Cayman time, which is the same as EST. Below is the NASA Live Stream that should be covering it.

Yesterday was a holiday here. I started mowing the yard, then the mower broke so I repaired it and finished mowing. Then it got cloudy but rained everywhere but here. I took a nap and went out for a burger. And I cleaned my desk insides.

Have a good day!

FaTuesday

Woke up thinking the Perseverance Lander was going to land on Mars today, but that’s not today, it’s Thursday.

So instead I’ll post about Fat Tuesday, the beginning of Mardi Gras.

I don’t know anything about Mardi Gras, I’ve never been. I know it’s a party in the streets in New Orleans. Any reason to party in the streets is a good reason, as far as I’m concerned.

The internet has fliers, schedules of events and notices that it’s canceled. I don’t know what’s going on up there.

Mardi Gras is the first outdoor event of spring, signaling the end of winter and the start of the outdoor season. And Fat Tuesday is the start of Mardi Gras, so HAPPY SUMMER (to the northern hemisphere)!

Interesting Coincidence

Last week I read an article about British Airways putting a brand new plane in storage in Arizona.

I looked up the Victorville Aircraft storage facility on Google Earth.

On the map, I saw a company called ComAv. Our contractor here is AVCOM. I clicked on their name on the map.

The image that opened for them had a Cayman Airways jet, very predominantly shown. I almost didn’t notice or pay any attention, because, living here, I see Cayman Airways jets and pictures of them all the time. But my slow, dim brain said “hey, wait a minute, but that’s not in Cayman!.”

For a while, during the Max 8 grounding, Cayman Air had one of our new Max 8s up there for storage. Somehow, the ComAv pic got taken when it was parked out front.

Pretty cool, huh?

Have a great week!

Weather App, Still Looking

my weather apps, none any good.

I have all the weather apps above. I trust none of them. Seriously, I look and still feel like I’ve received no information at all.

Right now, it’s about 100% cloudy, all the apps say it’s clear, except one, “Weather Forecast”, second from the top left. Cayman Islands Weather Service app always says rain. I don’t even think they have any sunny icons.

Dive boat operators have good weather apps. They’re always moving their boats to the appropriate side of the island the day before the weather. But their source of info seems to be the world’s greatest secret.

I wanna ride my scooter, but I’m taking the van. Again. I got rained on Monday or Tuesday.

Have a wonderful, sunny weekend! Happy Friday! And tell me, what’s your weather app?

Fun With A and An

It occurred to me yesterday that it would be funny to transpose the words “a” and “an”.

You know the rule right? If the next word starts with a vowel sound, you’d use “an”. An apple. An hour.

If it starts with a consonant sound it’s “a”. A car, a pickle.

Your assignment for to day is to transpose a and an in your speech, but move a letter to keep the rule intact.

For example:

“A napple”

“Ak lock” (sounds.like a K)

“An Ewt”

“A norange”

Only in speech, not writing. And just for today. Don’t be ab ore.

Just do it.

Maybe no one will notice.