Friday, January 30, 2009

Got it sorted.

Got things sorted with the OI Girl. We talked last night and it went well. I m very happy.
Happy it's Friday too.
This is a pic of the moon I took a couple of nights ago. I put the camera up to my binoculars.
Please click it so you can see it!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Trouble on the home front

The OI Girl and I were supposed to get married on Cayman Brac May 9th. Hurricane Paloma wrecked the hotel. The hotel was supposed to be fixed in time for the wedding. On her trip to Miami last weekend, the OI Girl found out the hotel wasn't going to be ready in time. She kind of planned the wedding in Costa Rica with her relatives while she was in Miami. She was mad at me because she didn't know what I wanted for our Costa Rica wedding. She said she felt like she was in it by herself. Night before last she hit me with it hard. Just like old times with the EX wife.
We had the whole thing planned out for Cayman Brac, she thinks she can completely change the plans without talking to me about it, then get mad when I don't agree?

I thought about it for a day, and told her last night that anything we both don't agree on 100%, then it's no deal, I told her I don't want to get married in Costa Rica.

I also told her I wanted a preunptial agreement concerning my two houses. There's too much old stuff in that conversation night before last. The planning everything without consulting me, the cutting off of my family, who can come here on a drivers license but will need a passport to go to CR. The trying to hound me and force me into getting married in CR. The guilt trip saying she felt like she was in it all by herself. That I didn't tell her 'Good Luck' when she went to find a wedding dress.

She made a phone call, then she wouldn't get married with a prenup. Then she left. I called her girlfriend and was told she was on her way over there to spend the night.

Here's a fact, it's a joke but true. "A man marries a woman, hoping she'll stay the same and she changes. A woman marries a man, hoping he'll change and he stays the same."

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bizarre Dream

Last night I dreamed I was dead.
I went to an outside broadcast for work, the event started and finished. When it was over, I realized I forgot to send it back to the station.
There were a lot of people there, dressed weird and weird looking. (Think 'Michael Jacksons "Thriller" video).
They told me I couldn't send the signal back to the station because I was dead, like they all were. I said I wasn't dead and they assured me I was.
It wasn't sad or scary, everyone was happy and fooling around and telling jokes.
I said I had to go to the bathroom, and someone told me it was upstairs down the hall and there was a sign that said 'The White Room' above the door.
I went upstairs and I was walking and walking down a long long hall, there were tons of weird looking people wearing weird clothes walking down the hall too. I was ready to give up on the bathroom, when I saw it, the sign that said "The White Room'. I went in, and the place was crowded. I walked around the edge of the room, looking for an empty stall but they were all full, and I could see gleaming eyes looking out through the crack of each one, like the people in there were scared and hiding.
Finally I peed in a urinal and left. There were a lot of people, standing around the bathroom, talking and joking and happy seeming. I walked around the crowd, out the door and back down the (all white) hall I came up before and headed back to where I started from.
Downstairs from the long hall, where the hall met the room, there were stairs with two steps, a right turn and a door, leading to the room. I walked down the steps, took the right and opened the door and I was back at the top of the two steps again. I went down again, opened the door, and again found myself back at the top of the two steps. This happened several times in my dream, then there was laughter and a voice saying they were just messing with me. I went down the stairs again, took the right, through the door and was back in the room I started in. It reminds me of an old west saloon.
I said I was leaving and I went outside with a whole group coming with me. I walked past my radio equipment, thinking how worthless it was here, wondering if I could use the telephone interface to communicate with the people who were still alive.
I went out to my Jeep and the people with me said the engine wouldn't start, because I was dead. I said I was going to try anyway. I turned the key and the engine started, but I couldn't breathe. I had the window open and my head out the window, but I still couldn't breathe. I turned off the engine and I could breathe again.
I got out of my car and looked around. The ground was muddy, and the leaves were brown on the trees. It was a gray light day. gloomy, but everyone was happy and joking and there was a good vibe in the air.
Also, you could see the ghosts of the trees. You could see like a transparent image of every tree that ever lived on that spot. Even indoors, you could see clearish trees standing where they stood before someone cut them down to build the structure. You could see all the trees that were ever there ever. You could walk right through them, and you wouldn't even notice them in the room unless you looked especially for them, but they were there, the ghosts of the trees.
It was like we were in the same time and place as the living, but we couldn't see them and they couldn't see us. Everyone was wearing the clothes they were wearing when they died, that's why a lot of people had on weird looking clothes. All the people who had ever died were where I was.
Everyone seemed happy, except the ones hiding in the bathroom stalls, they seemed terrified. Everyone was joking, and everyone got along great.
It was one of my weirdest dreams. And I remember it vividly. Even when I woke up, I knew that I would remember it.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bad Timing

Late yesterday afternoon I picked up the OI Girl at the airport, back from Miami. Brought her home and slapped two ribeyes on the grill. When I pulled them off the grill, work called, emergency, and I had to go to work. It was more than two hours before I got home. She was almost asleep and I was exhaustificated. The worst timing.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Stewart Woods

I read this book, Orchid Blues in one sitting (with a sleep break in the middle) this weekend. It was pretty good to read, it was exciting and interesting. The characters are good. And I've read several of his books already.
My only problem with the book is nobody seemed concerned about the obvious leak in presidential security, it was just omitted. Maybe I missed something.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Poor Me!

Another Friday. Long weekend.
I dropped the OI Girl at the airport this morning, she's gone to Miami to buy her wedding dress. She's meeting her Mom, Cousin (who's getting married in March) and her Aunt. They will have a good time I am sure. I'll be here all by myself. Starving and lonely.

And here's a good video to watch:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blogger Visit Success

Well, it went off without a hitch yesterday, Mike called, we went to lunch and he's a pretty cool guy. He said he has a new blog, but will update his old one with a link to the new one.

His wife and the rest of his family was out snorkeling so I didn't get to meet them. His son was really cool, a very big boy compared to the pics on his Dads blog from February.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cruise shipping blogger

Today a fellow blogger is arriving on a cruise ship, I'll be meeting him for lunch. Schmikey, who hasn't updated is blog in months and months.
I'll have a word with him about regular posting for ya.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Time warp

The weekend went too fast. Yesterday, I got up early and was puttering around the house and after a while I thought it was about 8:00 AM. I looked at my watch and it was almost lunchtime.

The whole weekend did that.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Can You Do This?

Someone emailed this to me.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I'm glad it's Friday. The last two days have been frustrating.
I'm trying to get a computer to communicate with my new On-Air console, and having no luck.
Got telemetry for my transmitter and it's not working either.
I'm ready for the weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thinking about a Blackberry

I've had Palm Pilots my whole life, at least since they came out. I still have my first one, a Palm III that I upgraded the memory on and if I put batteries in it, it works just fine.
I've had my Treo 650 for years, but Palm isn't putting out any improvements. They are falling by the wayside I think.
Treo is superior to Blackberry, but Blackberries are selling more than 10 to 1 against Palm.
And I want a new phone.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cruise Ships From the Roof

Took this from the roof yesterday morning. It's a cruise ship arriving in town. Maximum zoom

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This has me written all over it!

Australia offers 'best job in world' on paradise island

An Australian state is offering internationally what it calls "the best job in the world" -- earning a top salary for lazing around a beautiful tropical island for six months.

The job pays 150,000 Australian dollars (105,000 US dollars) and includes free airfares from the winner's home country to Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland's state government announced on Tuesday.

In return, the "island caretaker" will be expected to stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef, take care of "a few minor tasks" -- and report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.

The successful applicant, who will stay rent-free in a three-bedroom beach home complete with plunge pool and golf buggy, must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator and be able to speak and write English.

"They'll also have to talk to media from time to time about what they're doing so they can't be too shy and they'll have to love the sea, the sun, the outdoors," said acting state Premier Paul Lucas.

"The fact that they will be paid to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, swim, snorkel and generally live the Queensland lifestyle makes this undoubtedly the best job in the world."

Lucas said the campaign was part of a drive to protect the state's 18 billion Australian dollar a year tourism industry during the tough economic climate caused by the global financial meltdown.

"Traditional tourism advertising just doesn't cut it sometimes and we are thinking outside the box by launching this campaign."

Queensland Tourism Minister Desley Boyle said some people might question whether it was risky to let an unknown person become an unofficial tourism spokesperson for the state.

"I think the biggest risk will be that the successful candidate won't want to go home at the end of the six months," she said.

"This is a legitimate job which is open to anyone and everyone."

Applications are open until February 22. Eleven shortlisted candidates will be flown to Hamilton Island in early May for the final selection process and the six month contract will commence on July 1.

Job-seekers can apply on

Monday, January 12, 2009

MP3 Player bit the dust

My 20 Gig MP3 player bit the dust yesterday, after years of good service. It is a Creative Nomad Jukebox 3. It looks like an el cheapo CD player, so nobody wanted to rip it off. It has line level inputs and outputs so you could record on it and playback from it.
Yesterday I was trying to do a firmware upgrade and it erased the old firmware and won't load the new, so it can't boot up.
I spent most of the day yesterday, trying to git 'er workin again, but no luck.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The JOYS of home ownership

I just got done weed whacking the whole yard, and colllecting 3 huge wheelbarrows full of rocks. I swear the rocks are breeding and coming up out of the soil like plants. Remember when I started weed whacking? I compared it to the Terminator Robot with the Gatling Gun? Well, I'm over that. Yard work sucks.

I'm thinking:
-ing the whole yard

Friday, January 09, 2009

Boring BLog

THis is boring. Every day it seems harder and harder to come up with something to post.

I'm not quitting, it's just time for a change.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Biggest Full Moon of the Year: Take 2

January 8, 2009: When last month's full Moon rose over Florida, onlooker Raquel Stanton of Cocoa Beach realized that something was up.

"The Moon was stunningly gorgeous--and it looked bigger than usual!" she says. "My whole family noticed and watched in awe."

Like millions of others around the world, she had witnessed the biggest full Moon of 2008--a "perigee Moon," 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser Moons she had seen before. "I'll never forget it."

Alert: It's about to happen again.

This Saturday night, Jan. 10th, another perigee Moon is coming. It's the biggest full Moon of 2009, almost identical to the one that impressed onlookers in Dec. 2008.

Read More HERE

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

How does it look to you?

Question, Do you use internet explorer? I use firefox and this blog looks oK, but on explorer, the sidebar was way down low. How does it look to you?

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tuesday Randomness

Yesterday wasn't such a bad day. It was over before I knew it!
In mid December, I went to the dentist. He said I had a filling I needed to replace. We made an appointment for yesterday. Between the two appointments, I started feeling a little pain in my tooth. When i got to the dentists yesterday, I said "I hope the one you're going to fix is the same one that's started hurting!" It was.
Today there is 5 or 6 cruise ships in port. It should be very packed down town and on the beach.
This morning, after the walk, the dogs were on the back porch, I walked out there and they were acting guilty but I couldn't find anything wrong. Suspicious....
After work, I'm meeting the OI Girl at the beach.

Monday, January 05, 2009


Monday- First full workday of 2009.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Pay Or Die

Old But Funny

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Bla dee blah

Thought I posted yesterday, but I guess I didn't.

I'm going to work today, for just a little while to check out a fan motor I replaced last week that quit again. Dammit.

And that's it.

What is a podcast? I can post an audio file and put a link here, is that a Podcast? Is it a fancy name for nuthin?
I'm thinking about my own online radio station.
I think streaming audio is the way to go.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

one one oh nine

Happy New Year!
We had a party last night!
A total of 5 people showed up.
The fireworks were spectacular from the roof deck, nonstop in 360 degrees for about an hour. It was so good you couldn't tell which way to look.