Thursday, March 28, 2013

Still roosting in private...

We are indeed still viable and kicking about in Barco-Land. The long drought in communicating with you is due to laziness and a bit of ennui brought on by the nice folks in D.C. and the mass media.

Barco will collect up some Yoopers this Friday, and we shall head South on the St Johns River to Hontoon Island. Hontoon is a great place to visit and it never gets old for me, but with a fifteen hour journey it is a bit of a stretch for the regular visitor.

There have been home improvements this week, the washer and dryer now live in the garage and we now have a super sized pantry in the closet formerly known as the washeteria.  Thanks to "Raoul" (Bruce), we are setting up very nicely and when we return from our trip we shall really make some changes in our home.

Someday, Bruce will be able to visit without having to work like a rented mule.

Think nice thoughts for Bruce, he returns to the Sandbox in two weeks to continue his everyday job of which has nothing to do with home improvement. I think his job is more about some sort of missionary work in which he and his crew help people to find the Lord. Which is nice.

Delta Charlie out.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Passing some humorous musings on to you;

Got this from Phil the Viater;

***** 23 ADULT TRUTHS  ****** 

1. Sometimes I'll look down at my  watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is. 
2. Nothing  sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're  wrong. 
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I  was younger. 
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font. 
5. How the  **** are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? 
6. Was learning cursive  really necessary? 
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on  # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. 
8.  Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person  died. 
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind-of  tired. 
10. Bad decisions make good stories. 
11. You never know  when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you  just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day. 
12.  Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to  have to restart my collection...again. 
13. I'm always slightly terrified  when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my  ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to. 
14.  I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when  they call. 
15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well. 
16. I  disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night  more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay. 
17. I wish Google Maps had  an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.     Indeed.
18. I have a hard time deciphering the  fine line between boredom and hunger. 
19. How many times is it  appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still  didn't hear or understand a word they said? 
20. I love the sense of  camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting  in at the front. 
21. Shirts get dirty.  Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them  forever. 
22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating  their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on  the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3  feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time. 
23.  The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first  helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize  that their brain is also important. 
Ladies.....Quit  Laughing.

Had a fun evening at the Yacht Club and as a result stayed night on Barco. We will take a walk around the 'hood and then return for some traveling on the Ol' Man.

Have fun out there, 'cuz we will!

Oh, listen to this great new BB song; I love the new CD:

Friday, March 8, 2013

Here I be!

Disappointing week was had and as you can tell, I have not made it out of the dock with the Barco.

The one person interested in going wanted to do a charity ten kilometer run on Saturday and then spend Sunday looking at expensive old cars.


The Spousal Unit and myself will get underway tomorrow afternoon and head down to the Six Mile creek and eat crappy food by the water, watching alligators and other wild life doing the weekend thing. At least I will be residing on a boat. The following video is how I see myself in my pea brained mind ;)

Caution: Salty Language, even though this is the 'Clean' version

We are lucky to have the option of doing something fun this weekend, some folks have to endure reality. Reality is for those who can't handle their addictions, right?

Please be safe out there and have a nice weekend!

Friday, March 1, 2013

UNREP compete. Ready for tasking...

Just got back from the toys are us for adults; Total Wine and beverage. I am not ashamed to say that I left there with a keg of Stella and 40 bottles of premium wines. I think we have enough to get us through the weekend, I don't know. One must endure, mustn't one? It was a long time putting away our supplies, not to mention hauling the half barrel keg from the front yard.

I had my hair cut on base, yesterday. Something about habits and bad barbers that make me go back even after I tell myself that the skill quality is generally poor and all that. This time I ran into one of the Sailors I served with all those years ago. He's a Lieutenant Commander pilot now, natch. He had just finished ruining his hair do, too, and we caught up for a few moments before I got called for a turn in the seat of reduced hair length. Scott was a junior air-crewman (20 years ago!) at my squadron who was pretty lucky and found himself at the right places at the best times. Ahh, the stories we could tell.

Final planning for boat trip will be done tonight or tomorrow, depending when I get with the lone passenger that is available to join the Barco. Kind of a bummer, no one can seem to find the time to mosey South with me. That fact especially goes for the retired folks who seem to have fuller schedules than when they were employed and just will not take the time to enjoy a week underway. If I have to cancel for lack of people, I will. It seems that I remember everyone (I knew) had more time for fun when I was a bit younger and we all had less resources to enable such fun. Weekends were packed into sailboats of less than 30 feet with more bodies aboard than sleeping facilities would allow. I have video, darn it!

Oops... Don't watch that!

Watch this;

Cooler temperatures for the weekend, so be sure to wear a jacket and have fun. Stay safe, too.