Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Another perfect nirvana

I'm trying to think of something to write about and have again reached that state of perfect "mind blankness".
I am mildly surprised that it is already Wednesday. I am getting a lot done at work but there seems to be more to do.
This weekend is a lot of extra work because of the Jazz Festival. I'm not sure exactly of my hours, but I think it's mostly evenings. I've got a deep dive planed Saturday morning, The Black Hole.
This morning on the Dawg Walk I noticed that when I came inside it was cooler outside than inside... Hmmmm.. That should never be. It should always be warmer outside.
This is a very busy week at work. My boss always seems to think I should work extra after time off, either to make up for it, or as punishment, I haven't figured out which.
I think I will have to take some pictures today of something, because I notice I haven't posted any pictures for several posts.
The second week in December is my work Xmas party, The IO Girl is coming for that. Her's is also that week and I plan on going there for hers. It will be very fun.
I hope you have a great day today

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

This is funny, I think. . . .


I got a call last night at 12:20, we were off the air. I got up, drove to the station, got my tools and keys, drove to the transmitter, fixed it, went back to the station, dropped everything off, came home, went to bed about 2:30. Then at 5AM the alarm went off, and now it's back to work.
Why doesn't the equipment ever fail in the daytime? Why always must it be at night?
Anyway, the problem I found when I went out there is that the AC quit working. I'll be out there again this morning, waiting on the AC repairman.
I've already put in two hours today, I hope I get to take off early!

Monday, November 28, 2005

not astronomy class

Twas an excellent dawg walk this morning, It was still pitch black and the first thing I saw was Leo, directly overhead. Also Corvus the Raven. And the Big Dipper, which is really a bear but looks more like a horse than Pegasus ever could. Coincidentially, I went for a long walk last night and got to a place dark enough to see Capricorn. I found Capricorn by myself after Hurricane Ivan when all the street lights were out. I said "look at that, I bet that's a constellation" and then I checked and it was. A goat.. How did they see a goat in that? It is a darn good Eagle if you ask me, but there's already an Eagle right next to it.
Anyway it's not astronomy class.
Today it's back to work, back to the grind. I wonder what kind of BS awaits me there. I've never had a job that was so difficult to come back to after time off. Don't get me wrong, I have a great job, but dang! Time off is sooo much better!

My self discipline is in the gutter, I need to exercise more, I need to do a better job at work, I need to be more assertive and not let myself get into situations that can be avoided. But mostly I need more exercise.

I don't know what the subject is here, but that's all for now!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

I don't love the internet these days

I haven't really felt like being on the internet, before my Yahoo ID got HIJACKED, I loved it.
Let me explain what happened. I received an email on my "alternate address" that my password had been successfully changed, and it might take 24 hours to take effect. I never changed my email address. The email was legitimate, it was really from Yahoo, and I immediately tried to logon an was told my password was incorrect. I don't really believe someone figured out my password and changed it, I think somehow Yahoo, the machine, changed it accidently.
I opened that account a long time ago, 1997. Yahoo started in 96 I think. It wasn't my main email, but it was important, because of messenger, and because I had all my addresses there, and some important files that were saved as email attachments. That way I could access them from anywhere.
I try to retrieve the password and get a message saying my personal information, (Birthdate and zip code) are incorrect. I don't think that should be happening, except I can't exactly remember what I put for zip code. My house, my parents house, I dunno. I didn't use my real last name, I used a D or a D60, but can't remember for sure.
So I don't think I'll be able to get my account back, and I've had the blues all day about it. There seems to be no humans that work at Yahoo, all I get are automated responses. Maybe Monday there will be a human response, but how can I proove who I am? I don't remember what I filled in the blanks with that day 8 years ago when I opened the account.
Anyway, today I've been feeling like I lost the whole internet, not just an email account, and my Flickr account, which is associated with Yahoo. I don't even feel like turning on the computer.
Waaa waaa! Sob sob!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Home and SCAMMED

I got home yesterday, I had an email from Yahoo saying my password had been changed. I didn't change it. I can no longer access my yahoo account. I tried to retrieve the password but am told that my personal information is incorrect.
Yahoo is my oldest account, I was planning on keeping it forever. It has all my pictures and my addresses in it.
Any sugestions?

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Last post

For a week!
I'm kinda sad anticipating not reading your blogs and not posting for a week. I'm going on vacation and not taking a computer.
But I'll be back next Saturday!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Is it Friday?

It doesn't feel like Friday. It's pouring rain still. I'm overloaded at work. I go on vacation tomorrow. I don't feel like I'm going on a holiday.

I'm trying to think of something positive to write...

I am picking the OI girl at the airport tomorrow.
It's Friday!
I'm going on vacation tomorrow!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Home again

I'm home from the Brac, I was trapped over there because the flights were over-booked. I got back on this island around 6 and just got home.
I'm really tired and going straight to bed.
Oh yeah, I forgot to say, it is POURING rain.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I'm off!

In more ways than one!

I'm off to the Brac! I'm going to the airport and I'll be back in about 26 hours from now!

Last night my transmitter went down again, this time hard. It seems to have multiple problems. Something must have happened, power surge or lightning or something.

I was so tired when went out there, I was getting ready for bed when I found out it was off. I came home a little after 1 AM and passed out immediately.

Tomorrow, I'll go almost directly out to the transmitter when I get back on this island.

One of my two stations is off the air!

That's bad, really bad.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tuesday for you

Monday for me.
Yesterday was a holiday here. But last Friday was a workday.
I went to bed at about 9 last night and woke up at 3:35 AM, awake-awake.
I am looking forward to the day, I am going hunting for some 20 amp fuses. And I have to write a paper about what antennas we have at what height on the tower.
So I'll be working, but I'll be out of the office.
Tomorrow I'm going to work on Cayman Brac, and I'll be seeing the OI Girl!
Then Saturday we're going on vacation and we will NOT be taking a computer with us.
Thats the plan, anyway.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Spectacular Dive!

I went diving today and it was spectacular, I took some pics.

Queen Angel



The best spotted eagle ray pic I have ever taken so far!

My dive buddy and turtle

Decisions decisions

Did you ever reach a point in your life where you had to make a decision that you knew would determine the course of your life forever? For example, someone just graduating High School choosing to go to college or join the military. Or someone who is getting married but just isn't quite sure if it's the right thing to do.

Around 1980, there was a plane crash at O'hare Airport. I was in the Navy, IF I hadn't gotten busted for pot, and IF I hadn't been planning on going to the east coast of the US instead of the west coast, I would have been on that plane. The reality is, I wasn't even close to being on board, but when it went down, I thought, "I could have been on that plane". I was only two "IF's" away, how far is that? People on that plane were going to the school I was going to.

I wonder what would have happened if I had married that girl instead of breaking up. What if I had gone to college instead of the military? Would I have wrecked my car if I wasn't drunk? What if I had chosen the red shirt instead of the blue one?

What if, instead of making a desision, we could split ourselves off into clones and do both? And see the results? "there's the other me, married with 50 kids" There's me again, in jail for robbing the bank! "I wish that other me had folded that parachute better, he's dead!, glad it's the me me who chose not to skydive!"

I wish I was that me instead of me me! Whoa! I'm glad I'm not THAT me!!

Every decision, no matter how small, doesn't always radically change our course in life, but every teeny decision can and sometimes they do.

What if we could see the results of our decisions more clearly before we make them, would we have chosen the same path we chose? I would, for the most part, because I'm afraid that if everything in my life didn't happen the way it did, then I might not be me. But still,
what if. . . . . .

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Sunny Sunday,

Last night, I ws called into work. One of my transmitters was off the air. I went to the transmitter site and found a blown 20 amp fuse in the IPA power supply, (remember me telling you about the IPA and the FPA? ). The biggest fuse I had that was the right physical size was only 8 amps, so I turned down the power and ran it overnight with an 8 amp fuse.
By the time I woke up this morning, it was off again, because the fuse had blown. Here everything is closed on Sunday so I borrowed a 20 amp fuse from a friend and went out and put it in. Then I went to the beach (At the beach, first, I listened to Garbage V 2.0 on my MP3 player and then read my book, David Poyers "Fire On the Water". I came home around 4. Now its a little after 6 and I just woke up from a nap I don't really remember laying down for and I am wondering where the day went.
As Forrest Gump would say, "That's about all I have to say about that"

Saturday, November 12, 2005

forgot one

I forgot one pic I wanted to post:
The whole thing, (almost)

Sand Castle Contest

Actually it was a Sand 'Sculpting' Contest, which is probably why I did not see any castles! But it was fun and I think I'll get into it next year. Because they need some castles.
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A Seascape

A Dawg

My favorite, Eels and coral


It was so cold, they were building igloos!
I had a good time, but now it's time for grocery shopping and then back to the beach!
My dive buddies cancelled.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Same title, different week

Every Friday I tend to think of the same title, TGIF! But that would be unoriginal. Fridays, the day I kind of want to take it easy at work and get all rested up for the weekend, tend to be one of the busiest days. But me, ever the optimist, (insert snicker snicker here) still hope and plan for and easy day. Wish me luck.
Tomorrow there is a Sand Castle building contest. If I don't go diving, I may go and take pictures. Last time, we broadcast from there. Imagine, if you will, what it must be like, listening to a sand castle building contest on the radio. TV maybe, but radio? I don't think so! This is my boss's idea of an outside broadcast. Of course, I don't really complain too much, because I like to go to the beach. If it was on a weekday, it would be much better, because then I could go diving on Saturday. So far, my boss hasn't said anything about this alleged broadcast, but it is anticipated, followed by a repeat of my "I need more advance notice, I have already made other plans" speech. Then I (heroically and at great personal expense, of course!) cancel my alleged plans and do the broadcast.

I didn't dive yesterday, my buddy was working on his boat. I took my dog to the beach and went snorkeling. I took a few pics too:

A red fish, his eyes really looked like that.

A cruise ship leaving into the sunset.

Taking the jet skis home for the evening.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

If it wasn't for good days.......

...We couldn't have bad ones!
I went to the dentist yesterday and I wasn't missing a filling, the tooth was broken. There was decay under the filling and the tooth got weak. You can see it in the X-Ray from my 6 month check up a month or so ago, but my dentist apparently didn't see it. (ya right . . . AGAIN!!!) I guess it's time to switch dentists. The emergency dentist fixed it, but I have to go back and have it re-checked.
Then I was driving to lunch and somebody ran his car into the back of mine. But it didn't do anything to mine and mashed his hood up pretty good. He kind of drove his under mine. I let him go.
Then I had a pretty good beach lunch and the talk show went pretty well. Here's a pic of me at the talk show:
Then I was ready to go and one of the computers went haywire. There was a problem with the licensing for the server, and it wouldn't let us in, although the date showed a good license. I ended up reinstalling the software and license info and got it working OK. Then because the problem was actually with another computer because it couldn't access the server, I had to do what it needed to do after I got the server running.

But all's well that ends well. It was still a good day. Today I plan on another after-work dive!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Good day yesterday!

I had a really good day yestderday, I got a lot done at work, I went to the beach for lunch, and then after work I went diving, first time (hey! that's the name of my blog!) in almost a month! It was a great dive, nothing spectacular, just the fact that I was diving was spectacular enough for me! I took a few pics, none really post worthy, but here they are:

A squirellfish

Some weird shaped tube sponges:

It was quite dark at the end of the dive, I turned off the flash and the shutter stayed open for about a second. You can see my two dive buddies. Lousy shot. Its blurry because it was darker than it looks here and we were moving while the shutter was open. that's Duncan on the left and Ian on the right.

A conch, you can see a little bit of the creature inside. hiding.

And the same conch, how it looks from the front. His eyes will poke out here if he's not retracted in his shell. This is what a conch looks to another conch when they're talking to each other: : "Hi! Hows it going?" "Not bad, but I wish I could get this crud off the back of my shell"

Then when I got home I made a frozen pizza and noticed I was missing a piece of a filling in my tooth. I think I lost it while I was eating the pizza. it doesn't hurt or anything, but I can't stop poking it with my tongue. I'll be making a dental appointment today. The pizza was perfect though. Durn good.

Today is my split shift day, I plan on having a goooood long beach lunch two hours!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


So Happens It's Tuesday!
I don't know what I'm going to post about today. The votes as I counted them yesterday came out 9 beard, 6 no beard. Interesting. I used to grow a beard every winter when I lived in the colder climate. then I had just a moustache for years after I got the scar above my lip (fighting) I couldn't shave without cutting myself for a long time, so I had a moustache. I didn't mind the goatee/beard/moustache, except when I got out of the sea, then it was annoyingly crusty. Plus it drives me crazy that I play with it all the time. And mostly, I just don't feel like a person who has a beard or goatee or anything. That was the first time I ever had a goatee and not a full beard. In the navy once I let my beard grow really long! It was cool! But most importantly, every time I have ever grown a beard and shaved it off, I notice that it seems like my chin has shrunk a little. I don't want to loose my chin!
I can't find the key to my bike lock. I was going to ride today but where is that dang key? I bet I could find the spare, but I want the original, it is usually kept on the handlebars and I wonder if it fell off somehow. I put the bike in back of my car yesterday and rode from the car repair place to work. (My drivers side window came out of the track, and I had just had it replaced.) Or maybe I am just too lazy and want to drive.
The OI Girl gave me a Gel Seat Cover and that thing is nice and comfy!
I'm back at that same 'ol place at work where I have many unfinished projects and today is the day to knock a few of them off. Get them out of the way. Plus I want to make it for a beach lunch and possibly a DIVE THIS AFTERNOON!!!
Well, That'll have to do for now, I'm going to look for the key! Have a great day!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Vote for me!

Which do you like better? No beard?

Sunday, November 06, 2005

P Week Pics

Here are a few pics from the Pirates Day festivities yesterday.
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Pirate ship #1

Pirate ship #2

Pirates coming ashore!

A Scary pirate!


Steel Pan Band in parade. You should have seen this truck shaking!

A future Governor?

Rare Blue Iguana and Cayman Parrot

Sexy girls! (I didn't even see the fish 'till I looked at the pictures!)

You should have seen the way THEY were shaking!!!

Pirate on parade

Sleeping through the loudest noise!

Caribbean Beauty

Food Zone

Street Party

It was fun, but I'm glad it is DONE!!!

Saturday, November 05, 2005


Well, hopefully to day we'll get the Pirates Day parade and song contest and street party finished! Last weekend I spent the weekend setting up then taking down after every event got cancelled. Now I'll spend my second weekend, only hopefully this time it won't be cancelled!
It doesn't look like rain today!

It's getting harder and harder to wake up at my usual time of 5 AM. It is soo dark that early! I can't decide if I'll have to open a can of self discipline and get up anyway of set my alarm clock to go off later.

I was talking last night with the OI girl. We had a disagreement. She thinks I am obviously hornier than her and I think she is obviously hornier than me. It is an intersting difference of perspective. I think that outside a relationship, guys are hornier, but in a relationship, girls are way way hornier. I think it's extremely obvious and doesn't even require discussion, but apparently, it does. I think I know what makes her think I'm hornier, even if my brain doesn't want sex, I still have a physical reaction to her "automatic female charms". for example, when I was there last week, we went outside to lay in a hammock. I thought we'd stay out there for an hour or two, maybe take a nap and relax. But no. Five minutes later, after she lays next to me and her body is next to mine, something happens, and suddenly I can't even bend at the waist anymore. So instead of relaxing on the hammock for a while, we end up going back inside for an hour or two. I mean, she didn't do anything to turn me on, she was just there, it's not her fault, and my brain just wanted to relax on the hammock. So what happended?

Anyway, I must get ready to go to work. I should have some good pictures from today to post!

Friday, November 04, 2005


I am really glad it's Friday. I don't have plans this weekend, I don't know if my boss has plans for me either, I don't know what's going on with this no-longer-any-fun Pirates Week. The schedule is so screwed up. . . . .
It doesn't look like rain today.

I'd really like to go diving! I haven't been in a loooooong long time.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Har dee har!

It's kind of hard for me to say without laughing, but last night the song contest and street party got cancelled again because of rain! I'm still home because I'm working a later shift because if the North Side Heritage day scheduled for today. But I'm siting here in my apartment, listening to the torrential rain, my dog is trembling because of the thunder and I just can't help but laugh!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Just a quick post to let you know that I'm home. I got off the plane and went straight to work, now I'm "out to lunch". Haven't stopped running since I laneded. I was hoping to take it easy a little today, but no!
Pirates week is underway, with the song contest tonight and West Bay Heritage Day going on right now. Hopefully I'll make it home from work by midnight tonight!