Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day before yesterday

Went to the beach Sunday, almost as soon as we got there it started raining. We came home and it was sunny again. We had lunch at Subway then did yard work.
Localized Thunderstorm
Catamaran in the heavy rain down the beach a-ways. It wasn't raining on us yet.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Shark Break

I added a shark widget in my sidebar. It is theraputic to play with sharks. Just move your mouse over the box.

I haven't been posting much lately. I have been busy at work and the wife thinks I spend too much time on the computer at home.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Helluva Week

It was a long week, had a major transmitter failure.

Awaiting parts, running on backup.

Hell of a week

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A rare day (lets keep it that way!)

Although it has been raining a lot lately, it is usually clear at night, sunny in the mornings and clouds up in the afternoon. Last night it started raining and rained all night. It's still raining. Actually it's good for a little while. Its a good drenching rain.
It was fun riding my scooter into work this morning!

rainy pics from just now

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I woke up in a kind of bad mood today. Deja Vu. I had weird dreams about work.

Last night was a friends surprise birthday party, a youngster, only 40.
But going to a party on Monday made it feel like a Friday, so to wake up to a Tuesday is somewhat disappointing.
Here's a few pictures, the theme is 'Zoom Lens'


Cow pic I took from my roof

A boat that looks like it can handle it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Pic Post

It's been a rainy weekend, should be improving today, just in time for work tomorrow.
180 degree view from the roof, North on the left, South on the RightDitto the Monster atop the spiral stairs
Sheba stuck inside because of the rain

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Normal Dog
Abnormal Dog, with toy
Bottom of a lizard on the window at night
Another Lizard wearing concrete galoshes at Smiths Cove. Rasta lizard likes Reggae
It is finally the weekend. It was a long week. Above are pics from the week.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blogger VS Facebook


It seems a lot of Bloggers are neglecting their blog because of Facebook. (I've been neglecting my blog because of work, just FYI) But I have come to the opinion that Facebook can't be beat for finding old friends, However, Blogger is better for meeting new people. You find an active blog, visit it regularly and comment, pretty soon they are commenting on your blog. Pretty soon you know what is going on in each others lives. Pretty soon one of them goes to visit the other. I've had several bloggers visit me, and visited others. But no Facebookers. Facebook you don't allow them onto your friends list if you don't know them.

Blogger RULES!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Not Ready

I'm not ready for this week. I don't want to go to work.
I'm pissed off and feeling taken advantage of.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weird fruit

I am sure it's not edible

Friday, September 11, 2009

Half a flower bush

Yesterday I was looking at a very common bush, and I noticed one of the flowers was half missing! Then I noticed that all the flowers were half missing!

Wonder where the other halves are? somewhere there's a bush with half a flower on the top half!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Last night (and most of yesterday afternoon) I wasn't feeling too well. I thought I was getting sick, weird stomach, sore throat, headache. Last night I went to bed at 7:30 and got up this morning at the regular time. I slept all night too! Normally I wake up hourly and get up and walk around.
Last night I slept like I wish I could sleep every night!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Happy 09 09 09!

Today it's 09 09 09.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Random Pics

From Yesterday
Two black birds with parrot beaks
Evening running rooster
My light pole (it's leaning)
First Desert Rose Flower

Monday, September 07, 2009

The Seventh Day

Today is my seventh day of seven days of vacation. It was fun. I have a lot of work waiting for me at work tomorrow. Looking forward to getting back, but trying not to think about it today

Sunday, September 06, 2009

This scares me

Did Texas execute an innocent man?

I read this entire article.

Once, I got busted for marijuana. They found some on the floor of the bathroom. It wasn't mine, but since I had some pot, I got busted for what was on the floor, they didn't care about whose it actually was.

I believe that US Law enforcement has no qualms about busting the wrong person.

I believe that if they have a case, they need a conviction. They do not care if they get the right person or not. Just so long as they get credit for closing the case. Kind of like mopping the floor without sweeping first. Or shoving everything under the bed when you're supposed to clean your room.

I believe this is true at every level of state and federal law enforcement in the USA.

I worry about getting picked up for something, being unable to prove my innocence, and getting put away for something I didn't do

For the record, I don't do drugs or drink alcohol any more. Haven't for over 18 years.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Four Monkeys

Once upon a time there was a group of scientists at an animal behavioral lab. They had four monkeys in a cage. Every day, they would lower some bananas into the cage. When the monkeys tried to grab the bananas, the scientists would spray the monkeys with ice cold water. Pretty soon, the monkeys didn't try to grab the bananas anymore. Then the scientists took one monkey out and put a new one in. When they lowered the bananas into the cage, the new monkey tried to grab them but the other monkeys stopped him. Pretty soon, the new monkey didn't try to get the bananas anymore either. Eventually, all the four original monkeys had been replaced with four new monkeys that had never been sprayed with ice water, but still the monkeys didn't try to grab the bananas because they had been trained by their predecessors.
And that's why there is still open circuit technical divers who don't want to dive rebreathers!!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Check out my YouTube video!

I did a dive on a wreck called the Carrie Lee, I took my camera a little deeper than it's rated for.
But I took this video of the dive. It's about 5 minutes long.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Great Dive!

Yesterdays dive was fantstic. 432 feet.

Today is the Carrie Lee, a wreck that I am going to take my camera on. The bottom of the wreck is 235 feet, my camera housing is rated to 200.

The Wife gets back day after tomorrow. Can't wait!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Deep Dive Today

Today I plan on doing 425 feet (130 meters). My previous deepest is 407 feet .

AND a little FYI:

Where does helium come from?

(Lansing State Journal, April 27, 1995)

There is helium all around us in the air, but it is not a good source for helium collectors. There are only about 5 parts of helium for every 100,000 parts of air! People have discovered much richer sources of helium underground. Some radioactive elements, such as uranium, release alpha particles when they decay. An alpha particle is just a helium atom with no electrons. Deep in the Earth where these radioactive decays take place, the alpha particles capture electrons and become helium. As the radioactive deposits age, large quantities of helium become trapped in underground caverns. To collect the helium, people drill down into the caverns and capture the helium as it escapes.

Most people are familiar with helium balloons. We put helium in these balloons, because it is lighter than air and is non-flammable. However, most of the helium used today is in liquid form. All gases become liquids when the temperature becomes low enough, or when excessive pressure is used. Scientists use liquid helium for experiments that have to be kept very very cold. Helium becomes a liquid at 270oC below zero!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Same post as yesterday

Not much to post about lately, every day I dive too deep for my camera. The wife is still gone and will be back this weekend.

Here's a movie I'd like to see, I didn't care to see the first one.