Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fellow Blogger Visit

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a fellow blogger visitingnow. Carnealian is visiting from the USA This week. We've been hanging out quite a bit, going to the beach and stuff. She and her crew are coming to our New Years Eve party tonight. When I say party, I mean small get-together.
Here's a few pics from this week!
As I've said before, Blogger is good because you meet new people. Facebook is good for finding old friends. The Wife and I LOVE having visitors! (Hint Hint!)
HAPPY 2010 Everybody!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Eve Eve

Tomorrow is New Years Eve. Looks like a little party will be here. Last year it was really good here, as you could see fireworks in almost 360 degrees from the sundeck.
I figure we'll get a party platter from the grocery store instead of doing a lot of cooking and its BYOB. You're invited.
Also attending will be Carnealian, who is visiting from the great frozen north! She has been here since Christmas and we've been hanging out! It's a good thing about blogger, you meet new people.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A short video

Yesterday I went diving. I forgot to charge my camera battery, so I didn't take it underwater, but I made this short video before my battery died on the way to the wreck.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Ya Never Can Tell

Sometimes I post a post that I think is great and get very few (Or no) comments. Sometimes the crappy posts get a lot of comments. (Although I never really remember getting a LOT of comments.)
Take ferinstance my post about A Christmas Story. I thought that was a great post. The post was funny, clever, TRUE (it would make Christmas Story a better movie) the post was imaginative, and generally all around brilliant! And I expected billions upon zillions of comments. I expected Hollywood to call me about making the change in the movie. But no, One comment from a guy who said it probably wouldn't work. And my rebuttal. Sheesh. Anyway, I rekkon that's the way it goes.

Yesterday I fried my borrowed lawnmower. A big piece of the undercarriage came off and got all wrapped up in the blade. It's a goner this time. Toast.

Also I went diving yesterday and saw my very first Hammerhead Shark underwater. It was cool!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


I'm going diving this morning, was going yesterday, but had problems with my rebreather. I had a bad pressure gauge, so I couldn't even turn the gas on. Then I replaced the gauge and turned it on, I had a bad cell 3, so I replaced that and now my rebreather is working 100%.
I haven't been diving since September. WTF?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Homeless James Bond

Parts One And Two. Both are short and funny!
(Wish I'da thunkovit!!!)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Christmas Story

Last night we watched the movie "A Christmas Story" It wasn't bad, but it did occur to me that it could have been a much better movie, if they had added a couple characters and a scene or two. They should have added a character, the kids aunt. Have her come over to visit. She could be using her married name, Sarah Connor. Bring her in the movie early, have her constantly bitching and moaning about her divorce, make the audience (and her family) hate her. Make her a real bitchy, pain in the ass. Then, out out of the blue, have Arnold Schwarzenegger come knock on the door. Boom Booom Boom! Sarah answers the door, "Sawah Connah?" asks Arnold, the Terminator Robot. "Why yes!" answers Sarah. BLAM BLAM BLAM! Arnold pumps about a hundred rounds into her, she flies across the room, blood and guts everywhere! Arnold walks back to his Harley, flips his shotgun into its holster, and rides off. Just like when he offs the first Sarah Connor in the first Terminator movie.
Then the movie could continue on as it does, without loosing anything! That scene would integrate seamlessly, and it would make 'A Christmas Story' a much better movie.
Then they could bury the aunt in the backyard, next to that cool frikkin' lamp.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Crappy Weather

Here the weather has been cold and rainy for too long.
This morning there were some stars out, so I'll take that as a good sign, but also it is thundering and lightninging so I dunno.
I need some sun to thaw myself out!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Big 10 Inch

Last night was the longest night of the year, from here the days get longer.
I was saving a cigar for the longest night, I started smoking it when it was still light, and it took about two hours to smoke.
A fancy limited edition from Cuba!
It was good!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Longest Night

Today at 12:47 EST the days officially start getting longer!
Summer is coming!
(Sorry, all you in the southern hemisphere)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Same Bird Video

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Around the Yard, Pt 0ne

I posted the pics with small thumbnails to save space, Click them to see the full size version!
My plant, a favorite, it likes winter, in the summer it gets too much sun, no matter where I put it!

A bird yesterday on our back porch, flippin water all over the place.

My baby cactus

Iguana in the tree, maximum zoom

I love this photo of my Dawg, he is so frikkn COOL! Maximum macro

Plantain plants should be much bigger

I don't know what kind of bird this is, A crow with a parrot beak.

Friday, December 18, 2009

No post today

Todays post was supposed to be called "Around The Yard" With pictures from around my yard. However, yesterday, I Failed to get out to the yard and take pictures of things in my yard required for the above mentioned post.

Therefore, there will be no post today.
Please tune in tomorrow, same time, same webpage!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Time Flies

I don't know where the week went. Monday I left my computer at work, so I couldn't post Tuesday, but that's the only thing I remember.
I replaced our kitchen faucet yesterday. On the old one, half of it came loose, a bolt rusted out. I got a new one with plastic bolts. None of the ones I looked at had metal bolts, except the same one we had, which I found in a store.
Tomorrow is my works Christmas Party, Saturday is The Wifes work Christmas party.

The phone company here sucks. They intermittently send a bill. In six months, I've received two bills. It's a real hassle, because I have to go track them down, call them, find out how much my bill is. And I've complained before and have it documented.

Tuesday I received a rare phone bill. Tuesday I paid it. Tuesday I started getting automated calls about my bill being overdue. They suck. We need another phone company.

Monday, December 14, 2009

OK Weekend

It was an Ok Weekend. I ended up not having to work Saturday. Took some holiday pictures.
Thee Chosen Pic (I think)

Bad Little Elf

The Moon this morning.

Did a little concrete work Sunday.
Haven't been diving in a long time.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Orange Juice

I bought a half gallon of Tropicana 100% Pure Orange Juice. It tastes like candy! It tastes completely artificial. It certainly doesn't taste like an orange.
I think it's nasty! It's all sickly sweet. The manufacturer must load it up with sugar.
I am going to start my own taste test contest and see which I like best.
What kind do you think is best? I think I like the cheap stuff that is in the canned goods aisle. 100 % unsweetened orange juice in a can, no name brand. At least what is in the can is what it says on the label.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I Got The Day Off Today But I Am Working Tomorrow.

Yesterday I thought of a really cool post for today but today I can't remember what it was.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


It seemed yesterday I was cruising along just fine, all day and into the evening. Then around 8 PM, I was slammed with a sudden exhaustification that I had to go to bed. I went to bed around 8:30 and woke up about midnight. Then back to bed about 2:30 and the alarm was brutal this morning.

Last night The Wife and I had dinner at a diner called Timbuctuu. It was good and not too expensive. We've been looking for a restaurant we could go to several times a week and be regulars, one that wouldn't break the bank, so to speak. It's a new place that opened up last week.
Maybe the food made me tired!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

New phone

My wife ordered a new phone for me off of eBay.
I guess nobody who reads this blog has a cell phone, except for me.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Repeat! New Phone

I need a new phone. My Treo is biting the dust. I dropped it yesterday, and the memory card won't stay in.
I almost bought a BlackBerry Javelin, but they were out of stock, and coming home and looking at the features, it sucks. It has nothing.
Palm, with it's 10 plus year old technology, is still light years ahead of anything else I can find. I am so mad at Palm Inc's marketing people for letting them fall behind practically killing the company.

They have a superior product and they didn't sell it, now they are gone as far as I am concerned, there is one new phone, the Palm Pre, but it has Web OS, which isn't compatible with the Palm OS software, which is what I have.

All I can see that I think I'd like is the iPhone, but they nickle and dime you to death, I've heard. Not to mention super expensive, over $1000 for the newest one, unlocked.

SO, what phone do you have, do you like it?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Good Weekend

It was a good weekend. I was supposed to dive this weekend but it never happened. I've been working on my car, that has a coolant leak. I found corrosion and holes in the manifold that holds the thermostat.Went to the beach this weekend and went snorkeling, took some pics but nothing spectacular. Now its back to work.
Also, on Friday, a cruise ship stayed late. I took this pic from my sundeck/roof, it was really dark, and I adjusted the shutter speed and aperture to get this pic.

Saturday, December 05, 2009


Mykonos Web Cam

Friday, December 04, 2009


Stayed up too late last night, woke up too early. Headache! Dawgs woke me up.

Here's a somewhat cool video I received in the email yesterday.

Lame post, I know

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Super Macro

bee and flower
Bee and fly and flower.
( I didn't see the fly till I got the pic on my computer!)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


There's been a large Heron nearby lately. I mean like 4 feet tall. I saw him eating something, he swerved his head back and forth like a cobra, then struck like a snake. I don't know what he was eating though.

These pics are from when he was walking in front of our house.

Sorry about the video quality, I couldn't find the off button to stop the recording. And I was on maximum zoom, so it's quite shakey.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Nuke Are (Say It Fast)

Yesterday The Wife got a Nuke Are, pictured above. Her old car was too small, and she's been wanting a new one for a while. A used Nuke Are.
Maybe I should keep her old car, and sell mine. Then I would have a Nuke Are too!