Thursday, March 29, 2007

My pepper plants

yesterday, I was sitting here at the kitchen table studying, when I saw a bird land and stick his beak right down in the center of the pots I just planted seeds in! Little bastard! No wonder more than half of what I plant never comes up! I went out there and runned him off, and made sure he knew I was after him too!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Second Day Off

And I've already been called intosorkseveral times. Last night, this morning at 5:20 and again around lunchtime.
I haven't been getting the studying in that I've been meaning to, partly because I jst got home from the beach.
I'm studying now.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

First Day off

Today is my first day off of my comp time. I got up at 3:30 anyway, and have two tests almost ready to take. I'd like to get a third done today, but that may be wild thinking.
Also, right now, I seem tired and am thinking about taking a nap. If Iwas at work, I wouldn't be tired though....

Monday, March 26, 2007

I'll see ya!

It's Monday, I'm at work. I'll be here till lunchtime. Then I'm off the rest of the week. I'll be studying, mostly. I want to finish this course. Bad. I'm still gettin up at 3:30 am and I have about 20 lessons to go. ( I feel like I've been saying 20 lessons to go forever. )
I've been putting a lot of extra time at work and I have a lot of comp time accumulated and I am going to start taking it!
I'll be posting and studying too and swimming and going to the beach at times. So I'll see ya!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Saturday Done

I had a good Saturday, the OI Girl worked for a while, she rode her bike to work and I went with her, then on the way riding back home I went to the beach and swam a little. Then I came home and had a little nap, then took the car and picked her and her bike up and we had lunch. Tomorrow I'm working. She's not.
Here's a pic of a tree stump. Uncovered by the waves. I rekkon this means there's a little erosion action going on Seven Mile Beach, huh?

Friday, March 23, 2007


It's Friday! I got halfa day off today because I'm working Sunday. But I won't worryabout Sunday till Sunday! Right now I'm ready to GO!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The best thing

Thanks for all the comments yesterday. We worked it out pretty well I think.
We went for our half mile swim yesterday, I had to work late and she got off early and when we got done swimming she told me she already had dinner ready. It was nice.

The best thing about getting into a "spat" is the making up!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Effects Of My Assholiness

Yesterday, after work, the OI Girl and I went for our half mile swim. (Yesterday was the first time she made it without resting!) After that, we were sitting on the beach and were asked to be witness's at a wedding. It was just a couple and a preacher, and us. Their rings looked like they were made out of black coral or mahogony. I don't think they were planning on getting married when they came to Cayman, and bought some rings at a souvineer shop. The preacher, I think, was a little senile. He made a long speech about cruise shippers, and the coule wasn't on a cruise ship. He made a comment that maybe someday they could afford better rings and he asked me how much I thought the rings were worth, I said "Priceless". (After the wedding, the bride thanked me for saying that.) But they were a beautiful couple and they kept rolling their eyes and laughing at the inane things the preacher was saying. the OI Girl was taking pictures with their camera, and I gave them my card and asked them to email me some. It was very nice to be part of a day they will remember forever.

After that, we went home and I started cooking some chicken on the grill. The OI Girl was inside, making salad and setting the table and whatnot. The chicken was almost done and then the wind blew the grill out and when I relit it it flared up and the grill fell off the table. All the chicken landed face down in the parking lot of our apartment. I was furious. I went inside and yelled "dinner's cancelled!" The OI Girl came out and told me it wasn't that bad and I was lucky I didn't get burned. I got even madder then: "NOW is not a good time to tell me how lucky I am!"
I got pretty mad but cooled off pretty quick, and threw the 4 pounds of chicken breast in the trash. We had frozen pizza. But the damage was done. She was all quiet and sad the rest of the evening.She knows I wasn't mad at her, but it doesn't matter.
Here it is from (I imagine) her point of view: We go to the beach, have a great swim, and are hanging out joking and goofing around on the beach. Getting along great like we usually do. We get asked to witness a wedding. We go home and we're all domisticated, I'm outside cooking on the grill, she's inside making salad and we're like family-ish. Everything is the way (I think) a girl likes it. Maybe she has the warm fuzzies, thinking about the wedding and everything.

Then all of a sudden I come storming in, a furious screaming asshole. She tries to comfort me, and smooth things over, and I get madder. The evening is ruined.

I could have handled it so differently, and I wish I had.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

can't do it.

I told myself that I wasn't going to post today, because I have nothing to post about. But I just can't do it.

There's 7 cruise ships in today. Here's a pic of the beach from lunchtime the other day, I think there were 8 that day. Quite crowded

Monday, March 19, 2007


It's Monday, I'm at work. OI Girl and I had the second weekend off in a row last weekkend. Next weekend she's working Sat and I'm working Sunday. (It's early, I'll probably be working Saturday too)
We had a good weekend, we went to the beach, and she's started swimming the half mile with me. I'm kickin' her ass now, but it won't be too long till she starts beating me, I have one speed only.
Last night we watched the movie "Magnolia". What a weird movie. Where did the frogs come from?
Last week I ended up NOT needing a root canal. The dentist looked inside and said the nerve wasn't exposed, and he could fix the tooth. If it's good for another year or 5, I'm happy to not have a root canal at this time. They kill the tooth, ya know.
This weeks looking pretty busy, work-wise.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Dentist Day

Yesterday, I DID get the afternoon off.
Today is root canal day. My first root canal. Here, preventitive dentistry is non-existent. You can only get problems fixed after they progress to the point where you're complaining about them.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Probably not

No, I probably won't buy a BMW Z3 or Z4. But I'd like to have one to drive. It wouldn't be suitable because I need to haul around a bunch of scuba gear and stuff. It would be nice to have to drive back and forth to work though. I'd have to keep my old vehicle too.

Today I'm going to try to get off early.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Can you see me in this car?

I Can

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Raw, Pure, Excitement

I'm at work. I went to the beach for a nap after work yesterday, the OI Girl met me there. Then we finished off that two pound bag of shrimp we started the other day, and went grocery shopping. $170. The weather here is weird. Cool breeze, pretty heavy. Usually, when it's sunny, there will be no breeze, until a cloud goes over the sun. The breeze starts at the same time as the shade, presumeably because it's cooler. Yesterday was the opposite, with the breeze lessening when a cloud covered the sun. Nobody notices this stuff but me, I don't think. Right now I'm listening to cricket, getting ready to make a phone call to Canada about some diodes. Hence my title, Raw, Pure, Excitement

Monday, March 12, 2007

New Zupdate

Pair 'O' Fishies
I had a really good weekend.
Saturday, I went to the swim. I swam the race in 19 minutes and 26 seconds. (about)
I didn't win anything.
Sunday I went diving, I had a problem with my rebreather, so I went open circuit. I took some pics.
After the dive, I got the part I needed to fix my rebreather. (O2 sensor)

Then we went to the beach where I got red in the front and not enough sun on my back, I problem I'll have to fix later. Then home for some chicken on the grill and I installed the part and fixed my rebreather.

One Mermaid
Two Mermaids

Big Grouper

Someone following me

Saturday, March 10, 2007

2007 Swim Sked

click to enlarge
I know that you have been waiting most impatiently for this info. I know that everyone who reads this will immediately buy tickets so they can come and do these swims!

Friday, March 09, 2007

putting myself down

YesterdayI noticed that I put myself down, belittle myself. I was installing a component on the transmission line of my transmitter and the engineer from another station was helping me. We were talking about the broadcast industry and about people who don't work in it anymore because they were no good at it. then I made the comment that I'm no good at it. Like a joke. But I noticed that I felt bad.
I always feel inferior.
I've been scuba diving for more than half my life. I'm an instructor for 4 agencies. I dive trimix and I have the best rebreather in the world. I have done a lot of diving in almost every condition, cold, deep, no viz. I have practically every certification except cave. But when I go to the dive shop and see someone else diving, I assume that they are a better diver than me.
It's a hard habit to break.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

official policy.

I'm almost done with that chapter on Programmable Controllers. I feel like I might actually get done with the course.
To answer a question from yesterdays comments, no, I haven't ever told anyone about my blog, that's the official policy. People have approached me who have found it, and that's fine. I'm sure people I know read it and don't say anything. But I don't tell or talk about it, unless someone brings it up first.
Today should be busy, I hvve to record a program any minute now, edit some audio for the newsroom and go t customs to pick up some cables. That should fill the day.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I ask you.

I'm here at work, This morning I've been doing some major office rearranging, furniture-wise.

Last night I made steamed shrimp for supper, it was very good. I also purchased a blender yesterday. OI and I had some liquefied paypaya this morning.

Studying has been bullshit these last two lessons. My current chapter is Programmable Controllers. The examples they are using is a three conveyor system that moves boxes from upstairs to downstairs and the other example is an assembly line that manufactures engine blocks. The previous chapter was Avaition Electronics. What does either chapter have to do with Broadcast Engineering? I ask you.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Well, I've had this window open for several hours now, I can't think of a single thing to write.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Just in time for Monday!

Here I am again at work. I had a great Saturday, it was sunny and nice. I took the OI Girl to the secret beach with the secret cave. Sunday morning, I got up to study and walked the dawg and saw a bank of clouds coming over. It stayed cloudy all day Sunday, and rained. We didn't even leave the house all day.
This morning I walked the dog at 4 and it was all cloudy, at 5:30 I walked him again and it was clear.
Just in time for Monday!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

First times

Yesterday I went to the beach for lunch hour, there were these kids riding these skimming boards, hydroplaning on a fraction of an inch of water. I've seen it a lot of times, but yesterday I had my camera. It looks like fun, but I'd be worried about the board shooting out from under my feet and whacking some old lady in the ankle. (once I broke the glass of my Moms china cabinet with a skateboard, skateboarding indoors). Another thing I see a lot are shoes that have one wheel in the heel. That looks like fun too, and maybe I wouldn't kill myself. I wonder if they come in my size?

I notice is that I complain a lot. For example, I complain about studying, but when I am actually studying, I enjoy it. It seems that when I'm not, I remember wrong, that I don't like it.

Weird, huh?

The OI Girl and I have the weekend off. I can't ever remember this happening before. Today we plan on riding our bikes and hopefully going to the beach. We've never ridden our bikes together either, (but we HAVE been to the beach)!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Finally Friday

Yesterday seemed like Monday, because I was on the Brac Wednesday. Today seems like Friday though! And I am ready for Saturday and Sunday off.
Last night I saw the movie Little Miss Sunshine. It was pretty good.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

3 videos

My post today is three videos, they use Real Player.
video 1 is Little cayman, The whole thing. This was taken in April of last year. The Picture above is Owen Island, which you can pick out in the video.

video 2 is way up on a cliff on the North East side of Cayman Brac. I walked as far as I could, then started climbing. There was a cool cave up on the cliff. The pic above is the mouth of the cave in the video. The video starts on the cave, then when it moves away, you can see where I started walking from, way far away on that flat part.

video 3 is at the bottom of the cliff, where I couldn't walk anymore, before I started climbing. The pic above is a big rock that has a name, but I forget what it is.

Videos and pics 2 and 3 were taken yesterday, during my lunch break.