Monday, October 31, 2011

A Halloween Love Song For My Wife

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Happy Halloween Baby! I love you and I want to nibble on them ears a little too! I can't remember my life before you came in it, I am and will always be the luckiest man alive because I found you!!!

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Just awoke from a dream 2:10 AM 30 0ct 2011

2:10 AM 30 0ct 2011

Just awoke from a dream

I was in Calverton, left from somewhere and I got lost (looking for my luggage? Looking for my house?).. There was a road I never saw before and went down it and it was a dead end, the back of some apartments and a van parked there, I cut through somehow to the front and then I came upon these giant cliffs, I could see the rock face and the neighborhoods below. The roofs of the houses were symmetrical, and arranged in colored patterns like Indian beads. I was high, miles up.

Later I found out this wasn’t house roofs from a cliff, but some lady liked to arrange beads in her yard, and I was standing over them and the cliffs were an illusion. But they weren’t, I could tell I was way up high, and see the cliffs going down, and clouds over the houses….

Then I was at a Radio studio I had just finished installing, and was training the announcer. The announcer was this local drunk guy I see staggering around West Bay, a friendss brother, I forget his name. The studio had my folded clothes or something laying around, I remember the mic boom, sticking out of a pile of my folded clothes on the console. I had to go get a suitcase for all my stuff. But I was worried that a suitcase wouldn’t be big enough for all my stuff there.

I think that’s where I was going when I got lost and found the cliffs, getting a suitcase from my parents old house in Calverton.

Then I was going to the airport, my suitcase was tan with a zipper and huge, too big. I was carrying it down these steps or a hill that was made out of beads and Lego blocks. It was the ‘fields’ and ‘rooftops’ I saw before from the cliff top. I came upon some Lego/bead plants or bushes and had to backtrack to go around.. There were several other people, making their way down the hill.

We got in a big (1940s?) car and went to the airport.

Then I was at the airport on Cayman Brac, (But it wasn’t the Brac airport, it was like a warehouse with big wooden, hanging sliding barn doors). There was a big golf cart that seats about 20. It was important that I got my big suitcase on the golf cart but it was already full. Finally I got “My Replacement” to move something so I could put my suitcase in the front seat floor. It wasn’t important for me to get on, just my suitcase. Relieved after I put the case on, I went and sat on the floor of the warehouse.

“My Replacement” was a guy with slits for eyes, like he just woke up and his eyes were squinted shut from bright light. He was going with us on the plane, I don’t know why in my dream he was “My Replacement”. He had a white shirt, tan pants, squinty eyes. Like the guy on the Dilbert cartoon kinda.

Finally a big noise and someone peeked out one of the big sliding doors and said it was a plane, not our plane, but a regular plane. Someone said we should have just taken a regular plane and not the one we were taking. It was stupid to have to wait for the ‘special plane’ I peeked out the door and saw the Cayman Airways twin Otter switching passengers, and decided to go smoke a cigar.

I was walking somewhere to smoke and this guy had a cigar too and was teasing me with it, sliding it through a hole made with his fingers; He accidentally ripped the whole side of the cigar and gave it to me and left embarrassed. I looked and the only undamaged part was about the last inch on the end where you light it. I put my cigar aside, took my cutters, and cut off that good inch, and put it in my pipe like I do, to smoke. I put my cigar I was going to smoke in my pocket.

Then I woke up.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

World’s Best Breakfasts

HERE is a link to another blog with 50 breakfasts on it!. YUM. I'm waiting for the wife to wake up so we can have breakfast together and I've picked a few of what I think are the ones I'd like best!

Breakfast in Costa Rica Gallo Pinto is the standard breakfast fare in Costa Rica. It’s made from black beans, rice, optional soured cream, salsa and a corn tortilla. Costa Ricans will often have a bit of avocado, fried ripe plantain or cold meat on the side.

A Brazilian breakfast - a delicious selection of meats, cheeses and bread is the normal breakfast fare here.

Polish Breakfast – known locally as Jajecznica, a traditional Polish breakfast consists of scrambled eggs covered with slices of custom-made kielbasa and joined by two potato pancakes.

A full English Breakfast it must have beans, sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, hash browns and toast.

Breakfast in the Dominican Republic you need to try the mangu. Mangu is made from mashing boiled plantains with butter and either salami, cheese or eggs. Top it off with a hot chocolate and you’ve got yourself some traditional Dominican Republic fare.

Malaysian breakfast – A hot bowl of Mee – noodles mixed with egg, vegetable and tasty spices.

There's a lot more, HERE'S the link again, go check it out!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Blog about the Blog

I really like my live traffic feed widget that I put on my sidebar not too long ago. It gives me a lot of information that I couldn't get otherwise, like what posts get the most hits, presumably from showing up on search engines.
The biggest repeats seem to be:
UPS Whoops Fed Ex's Butt
A Movie Called Red
Linux Ubuntu
I got the free widget, of course.


Also I really like the Shoutmix Chat widget, again vit the free one.
it's cool, but not too many people use it, and you have to beware of spammers. On this blog, I don't get any spam, but on my CayTronics page, I get tons and have to delete them daily, which is very very easy. I don't know why I get so much spam there and so little here.....

I just wish people used it more.

AND I love my Shark widget!
If there's something wrong with your computer Sharky can get really slow, and is a good quick performance check.

Blogging is hard, sometimes frustrating work. Sometimes I post a post, then I wait a really really really long time, like 5 whole minutes!!!! Then I come back and look and I STILL don't have any comments, so it's good to have little toys to play with when you spend your days hitting reload.
reload.
reload.
reload.
Waiting for comments!

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

And on the 13th Day

This morning I woke up at 4:30, got up got dressed, made coffee and walked the dogs. Then I laid on the couch with my raincoat on and slept till 7:15. Then I went back to bed for a minute (without the raincoat) but said screwit and now I'm drinking re-warmed coffee.
I had that cold, and it gave me a day off I guess. I got all cold medicined for that party and felt better the whole next coupla days, then yesterday it hit me again full force.
And now The Wife is getting sick too. . .


On October 14, on this blog, I wrote: Yesterday started sunny, then thin haze took over the sky. The haze got thicker and turned into clouds. That means it got cloudy on the 13th. Today is the first day we have seen blue sky and sun since then, 13 days. It's still plenty cloudy and will probably rain today.

I believe a day of sun will cure my cold, and I want to gargle with sea water for my sore throat.
I am so tired of clouds and rain I cant stand it anymore.

Here's some random photos
Walkin' the dawgs, walk-walk-walkin' the dawgs
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫♪♫♪ ♫♪♫♪ ♫♪ ♫ !

Headphones, the most noble rooster. He doesn't steal food from females.

Again vit de catz

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Reading a Free Book On Photography

I'm reading an eBook about photography that I downloaded free. It's called Going Candid. You can download it HERE. It's a PDF so works on your Amazon Kindle or other eBook reader I rekkon.
It seems like a really good book, although I've just started reading it. I can tell English isn't the authors first language, which makes me enjoy it even more.
These two pics were taken this morning on the dawg walk, from ground level.
Satellite dish and abandoned car

Chicken Bananas and Breadfruit.

Last night The Wife and I carved punkins. It was the first time ever in her life she carved a pumpkin. In her whole life. Also she has never had a Hostess Twinkie.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Disturbing Images

I just woke up from a dream telling myself I am not worth shit. My life is going down the tubes. And it's what I deserve. I feel like I'm the only one in this situation.

I'm not even in a bad situation, yet. Although my situation is not sustainable, I have enough in the bank to last for a year, even if I make nothing for that year.

I seem to have a personality that tends to dwell in the past, and that is something I must fight.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Til Death Do Us Part-Dinner Game

Last night The Wife and I went to a dinner party / game called Til Death Do Us Part. It was really fun. You receive and invitation and learn what your character is.
Then you come up with a costume for that character. I was Newton Polyester, a Vegas wedding singer.
Then you go to the scene of the crime dinner, and the game starts. There is a book at your seat with your characters name on it. You open up and learn about yourself. Then you come to a page that says "STOP! Don't read any further than this!"
Then all the guests question each other and try to figure out what's going on. Then you move on to another section of the book, stopping at every "STOP" and questioning and being questioned. At the end, everyone makes their formal accusations, and on the last page of each characters book is their explanation, (which you already knew if you figured all the clues and info correctly).
It was really fun and if you ever get the chance to attend or host one of these dinner games, do it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Orionid meteor shower

If you live somewhere you can see the sky, (here apparently you cannot) the Orionid meteor shower going on, and the best time to observe it should be this weekend. The Orionids generally begin on October 15 and end on October 29, with maximum generally occurring during the morning hours of October 20-22. The Orionids are barely detectable on the beginning and ending dates, but observers in the Northern Hemisphere will see around 20 meteors per hour at maximum, while observers in the Southern Hemisphere will see around 40 meteors per hour.

Read the article from where I stole this information here.

Location of the Orionids
For Northern Hemisphere Observers

For Southern Hemisphere Observers

On a different note, here it is still raining. Overnight my cold changed status from "going away" to "Very Bad". Last night was a horrid night, the bedroom air felt like freezing razor blades, under the blanket was molten fire, and nothing in between.
This morning, took the dogs for a walk and got soaked. The rain was almost horizontal. Just what I needed. Anyway, I'm grumpy and crabby. And nobody commented yesterday on my excellent post.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ruff Morning

For a week or so, maybe more maybe less, the wind has been from the south. Yesterday, it turned around and is coming from the north. I can hear the surf from the house.This morning, the dawgs and I walked up to have a look. Above is a pic. I made a video but it is too long. and boring.

Tonight the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Business Expo starts. I'm going to go.


I started reading a book, you probably saw the movie..."The Caine Mutiny". I've read the first 6 chapters so far. It is going to be better than the movie. Did you know that "The Caine Mutiny" was a bestselling book, highly popular play, and top movie, all at the same time? 1954. There is a line in the book that touched me. "Wasted hours ruin a life, whether at the beginning or the end, but they're more noticeable at the end". I'm wasting a lot of hours these days.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sheba Dog Drinking in Slow Motion

Here is a 2 minute slow motion video of Sheba drinking. It is probably only cool to me. The last third is real time dog drinking.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

don' t wanna

Last night I was sneezing and had a sore throat. My wife prepared me a shot of Nyquil and I went to bed, and slept like a rock till about 15 minutes ago. Then I got up and walked the dogs and have had two sips of coffee. I feel stuffy headed and brain dead and still have a sore throat.
Dang it. I don' t wanna get sick.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lack Of Interest

Due to lack of interest, todays post has been canceled, and replaced with random photos from the randomly unscheduled dump of phone pics to the computer.

Twelve Twelve and Twelves

A bird who loves his own reflection

The most beautiful woman in the world!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Sermon

A little ol timey Sundie mornin preachin fer ya!
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Sister Myotis on Thongs

Saturday, October 15, 2011

UW Pics, New Camera

Above is thee first UW pic with the camera

The camera seemed ok, slow on the shutter, but I realized in the water I needed to take a re-look at the owners manual and get more used to the controls. Underwater, I like to use manual white balance, and you have to re-set it every few feet you change in depth. On this camera, white balance is pretty deep in the sub menu even when it's in manual white balance mode.
I aint complainin

It's a cloudy rainy Saturday. Last night there were very strong winds. It was really loud!
Today The Wife and I have to attend a funeral, Mr Tibbets.

Friday, October 14, 2011

What do you know about Jade Plants?

What do you know about Jade Plants? I am a jade plant killer. I get a jade plant and it slowly dies, one leaf at at time falling off. I read a scary book about a girl who had a jade plant as a pet, and took it in her car with her and had a special seatbelt for it. I can't imagine a jade plant so hearty. I've been killing them as long as I can remember. My first one was a clipping from my Aunt and Uncles house. Theirs was huge, by the pool. It was so big, chunks would fall off, then the chunks start growing new growth on the concrete with no dirt. That one probably could have been in the scary book.
It's probably too late for our Jade plant. It has five leaves left. Tell me what to do!
Help me save our poor poor poor Jade plant.

really cool ninja duel

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This is a pretty cool Ninja duel by Olivier Trudeau done on his kitchen table. He used what boys call 'Action Figures' and girls call 'Dolls'. It is from Neat0rama. 1 min 23 sec .

Yesterday started sunny, then thin haze took over the sky. The haze got thicker and turned into clouds. Water droplets started falling from the clouds. This morning, the clouds and falling water droplets remain. It is because I mowed the yard.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nature Reclaims, if given the chance.

I was riding my scooter and saw this front end loader and had to stop to take some pictures. I don't know why I never noticed it before, maybe someone cleared the area around it.


We watched a movie last night from 2009, called The End Of The Line, about global overfishing.
You've heard it before about how we're destroying the planet, well, the ocean is about to run out of fish. In the movie, we see a Taiwan fishing boat unload several tons of bluefin tuna. That one boat had more bluefin than the entire country claimed it caught all year, from it's whole fishing fleet. There are treaties and laws in place, which are ignored.
According to the movie, Japan is freezing and stockpiling bluefin tuna, and intends to keep fishing for bluefin till there are no more, then move on to the next type.
In Africa, the local villages are catching less and less fish, because their government has "leased" their waters to commercial fishing vessels offshore.

This vacant lot may absorb a forgotten piece of machinery, but once a species is extinct, it can never come back. According to the movie, many species of fish are going beyond endangered, nearing extinction.

Symptoms of similar troubles are seen everywhere, even here. Here a ban on fishing for grouper is coming to an end, and studies show they have not recovered as expected. Read more about Cayman Islands Groupers and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation blog, HERE.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Yaad, The YAAAAD!

The yard needs mowing again. It is a real pain in the butt to mow the yard. Cause you know, it just grows back.
This morning, it my saddest, whiniest, crybabiest voice, I asked The Wife: "Baby? Will you please mow the yard before you go to work this morning?"
She said no.
The audacity
How dare she?

How can she resist my saddest, whiniest, crybabiest voice?

So now, at least I have a plan for the day. Mow the yard, clear the bush, deforest the rain forest in my yard.

Also, yesterday I got a new underwater camera. An Intova IC 14. Its a cheapie, $300 USD for the housing and camera. Good to 180 feet.

I charged the battery, but I haven't yet taken a single picture with it.
But I will.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shebashave

"Before"
Today, in one hour and 59 minutes, dawg groomers are coming to shave Sheba. She has very thick fur.

A year or so ago, we purchased pet trimmers for Sheba and they took one bite of her fur and died. She's got some thick fur.

She is constantly biting and scratching, and we've tried every flea remedy under the sun. Plus we don't really find fleas on her, so we're going to shorten her hair up a bit.

If you come back later, I'll add an "After" photo to this post!

Below is a pic of the moon I took night before last. I posted it because it came out good and I like it. It was still pretty light when I took it.

AFTER: She looks like a shorn sheep!

Monday, October 10, 2011

When They Got Back from the Moon, Apollo 11 Astronauts Went through Customs

NASA has confirmed that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins went through customs upon their return to Earth and the United States. They filled out the above form, declaring their travel itinerary and that they had brought back moon rocks, dust, and samples through the US border. They did not mention the whiskey smuggled inside Aldrin’s suitcase.
From Neat-O-Rama

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Wasn't going to post today

But then I figured awww, what the hey! Slap a few pictures up!
Black cat

White Cat

No Cat

Birch Berries

Tiny freakin flowers I took a hundred freakin pics of and only this freakin one was in freakin focus!

Do you know the difference between a school bus and a cactus?
With a cactus, all the little pricks are on the OUTSIDE!

Hope You have a Sunny Sun-Day!