Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hump Day

I had a busy day yesterday, not that every day isn't busy. Today is my split-shift day, hopefully it will be sunny! Also today I have a follow-up check-up about my hypertension medicine. They'll probably increase my dosage. Its borderline, about 130/80, higher during the workday.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Got back from the Brac on Saturday, went to the beach and snorkeling in Sunday. Took some pics. here's a few. A couple Yellow Blue Eyes. The blue speckled fish is a baby. The red one is a Parrotfish.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Rain Rain and more rain

Here it's raining and thundering and dark and cloudy. I'm freezing, I'm thinking of buying a jacket.
Here's a pic of the view from my room, see the rainstorm on the horizon? It's coming right at me!
PS: Look at the pool in the pic, there's been so much rain that it's practically overflowing!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Brac Day Two

It's Cloudy and rainy here on Cayman Brac. It was nice yesterday, but started raining last night. Today is cloudy.
Not that it matters, I'll be working.
I'll take some pics today for tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My Dawgs Mom

Yesterday I saw my Dawgs Mom, When I first got Ditto, my dawg, I was drinking coffee at an outside place and a girl walked by who knew my dog (I got him from the pound) and my dawg definitely knew her. She was able to tell me who Ditto's parents were and how old he was and what neighborhood he came from. It was nice to know info that you normally wouldn't get when you get your dog from the pound.
SO, Dittos father died a while ago from heart worm and his Mom was still around and I'd see her from time to time, but then she disappeared, and I'd see her owner without her, walking down the street. BUt yesterday they were both on the porch of my workplace when I got there in the morning. And I had my camera! SO I took some pics. I think I'll print one and put it in a frame nest to my dawgs bed. His Mom. She looks just like him, except her legs are shorter. THe face is the same, except my Dawg is much less grey.

Right now I'm on Cayman Brac for work, I'll be here for a few days. I hope that, technically, it goes well. I haven't been satisfied in the past and neither has a bunch of other people.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What a weekend!

I had a pretty good weekend. We went to the beach Saturday and Sunday. I went diving Sunday. I was going to dive Saturday too, but the Dawg ran away. I have learned to say fukkit when he runs off, but it was the first time he made a break for it since the OI Girls been living here. She was pretty heartbroken. I went out to get him and before too long here comes, with a chicken in his jaws, proud as punch. But later on, his feet got sore, and he was having trouble walking. I looked at his feet, and he had burned them on the asphalt, and maybe rubbed them raw running around.
Now OI Girl knows the true nature of the beast, a cold cruel killing machine.
I have been so busy at work, thats why I didn't post yesterday.

Friday, October 19, 2007


I am so glad it is Friday! This was a long hard dragging week.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Easy Post

Here's a pic of me, smoking a Cohiba, watching the sunset on the beach last Sunday. You can see the sunset reflected in my sunglasses, which I broke this morning.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

slow and fast

Yesterday I was so busy I couldn't even post. It started with a phone call just after midnight, then I was kind of laying awake, waiting for the phone to ring again. It didn't till about 6:30, and from there it was nonstop till 3 in the afternoon.
THe week is going really slow. It seems like Friday should have been here a long time ago.

Monday, October 15, 2007

See Saw

It seems like life is almost always in balance. Whenever something gets better in my life, at the same time something gets worse.
A relationship with one person will improve, while at the same time a relationship with another person will deteriorate. (It seems like I always have a problem with someone) Or one part of my live gets better, like work, while at the same time problems develop at home or with friends. And money, I get rid of one expense and along comes a new one.
Using this theroy, I should be able to look around and see something good every time something goes wrong, but it's very difficult. It takes continuous effort to look for the good in life instead of focusing on what's wrong.
Yesterday first thing I was marveling at the perfect weather, early in the morning, Then for a while it was kind of rough. The OI Girl and I were ready to go diving, all the equipment was in my car and we were ready to leave. The other divers were en route to the site and the ball was rolling. Then I get a call from someone at the other radio stations, one of their 4 stations is off the air, and they want me to go fix it. I said I couldn't. But I felt very guilty like I should. They don't have anyone to fix it but me. If I had gone to fix it, the OI Girl would have killed me. Plus I worked Saturday and I really wanted to go diving. I was plagued by guilt and stress. It was one of the rare times that my problems followed me underwater.
When we got out of the water, their station was back on the air, so I rekkon it was a simple problem.
Then we went and had a nice lunch then the beach at a new spot.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

KeeeRappy Weather

The weather sucks and has sucked for months and months. Not really, weeks and weeks. See that big 'ol orange blog there in this picture? I'm sitting right in the middle, getting rained on!

About yesterdays post, why does it start playing automatically? I wish it'd play only when you clicked it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Matrix Ping Pong

To me, this is hilarious.
I used to play ping pong in a league!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Name meme

Froggie Mom tagged me with a meme. It's supposed to be your middle name, but I'm using my first because it's shorter. I agreed to do this, but haven't yet because I have been finding it very difficult.
Here are some facts about me using the letters in 'Mark'
Here Goes:
M: My girlfriends boyfriend; I was listening to Radio Netherlands on the shortwave this morning and they were talking about males fooling around much more than females. I can't imagine doing anything that would hurt The OI Girl.
A: Active: I hate being inside when it's nice and sunny outside, I get more rest during the week than on the weekend. This includes work. I go to the beach at lunch, I have a hose and soap and deodorant in my car so that I can clean up before going back to work after a beach lunch.
R: Relaxed I think I'm relaxed but everyone else probably thinks I'm high strung. I just started medicine for hypertension.
K: I don't KNOW what the K stands for. Maybe someone else Knows.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Oh Happy Monday.

I had an OK weekend, even though it rained and was cloudy (it still is).
Saturday was the two mile sea swim. I swam ok, one hour and five minutes, but no trophy. I came in fourth place in my age group. Normally the age groups are 40-45 and 46-50, but Saturday the group was 40-50. There were a lot of swimmers in my group.
Sunday I went diving, it was great! I mean really great, although there's no particular reason why.
Also Saturday night I cooked salmon on the grill and last night was sish-kebabs. How do you spell sish?
Now it's frikkin. Monday.

Thursday, October 04, 2007


My neighbors scooter got stolen night before last. They think someone came by in a truck and put in the back.

I' had a big 'ol fight with my boss yesterday. I worked some extra time, put it down on my timesheet and she erased it, changing it to normal time. I was P.O.'d, falsifying my documents and attempting to steal my time!

She put it back.

OI GIrl's a little mad at me because I put bleach in the wash and ruined one of her shirts. I only saw white sheets, I didn't see the red towel and other stuff underneath

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Two percent

I'm trying to qualify for a mortgage here for construction of a house. I have to convert my US dollars into CI dollars. The problem is that I loose 2% because of the conversion rates. I hate to do this. I'm looking for a way around it, but can't see a way.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Monday Morning Blues

The weekend was too short, I don't want to work today. It promises to be a busy week too.
Bah humbug!
I didn't end up diving this weekend, I went to the beach with the OI Girl. It was great! Hot and sunny!