Thursday, June 28, 2012


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday Photos

 This is little sprouts from a plant that was dying and I moved it to a new location. I think it he likes the new spot.

 This is a neat little ship I saw on the waterfront day before yesterday. I like it. It looks tough

On a more serious note, Poor Poor Sheba has this huge "Thing" growing out of her back and hanging over on her right side. It looks a little like a human foot.... I fear the worst for Poor Poor Sheba. 
Actually, she's finally turning into a pretty good footstool, as was intended.

The last few days I've slept really good- Like high school kid on a Saturday good. I don't know why, but I'll take it while it lasts.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Check Your Facebook email address

Facebook has changed it's users default email address without permission. Again I say, they are going down the tubes. I remember I noticed I had a Facebook email address, but couldn't access it. I still don't know how to access it. Back then, I emailed myself and never received the email sent to my Facebook email account. Maybe it would work now, but now I don't want it.

Anthony Mullen, interactive marketing analyst at Forrester Research said:
your email is a proxy for your identity on the internet and Facebook wants to usurp people's pre-existing email identities with their own to help drive up traffic to its site and lock users into its service. Facebook has acted without asking for members' permission first.
Read the article here on the BBC, or do an internet search on the subject.
Also I have a question for you fellow bloggers. When posting, next to the text color is background color, the button looks like a highlighter pen. How thee hell do you turn that off? I spend more time in HTML mode removing the background color tags than I spend posting my post. Blogger, like Facebook, is getting worse and worse. Wordpress is looking better and better.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Another Post Entitled "It's Monday"

I for one had a good weekend. Went went scuba diving Saturday and bagged my first Lion
Did I say Lion? I meant to say Lion FISH!
In case you don't already know, Lionfish are an INVASIVE SPECIES. Speraguns and spear gun parts are illegal in the Cayman Islands, however you can get issued a license and a speargun for shooting LIONFISH ONLY!
Lionfish are: 

1) Voracious predators being shown to eat native fish and crustaceans in large quantities, including both ecologically and economically important species like grunts, snapper, nassau grouper, and cleaner shrimp
2) Not known to have any native predators
 Equipped with venomous dorsal, ventral and anal spines, which deter predators and can cause painful wounds to humans

4) Capable of reproducing year-round with unique reproduction mechanisms not commonly found in native fishes (females can reproduce every 4 days!)
5) Relatively resistant to parasites, giving them another advantage over native species
6) Fast in their growth, able to outgrow native species with whom they compete for food and space.
You can read more about Lionfish in the Caribbean HERE. Or do an internet search and you will find vast quantities of information.

Then Sunday The Wife and I had a quiet day by the pool.

Have YE a good week!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Fail Fotos

These are all from FAIL blog. I think they're funny.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pushin it

Work is very slow. I'm looking for a job and if I get one, I'm shutting down my business. I liken it to pushing a car with flat tires. You can get it moving if you push hard enough, but as soon as you stop pushing, everything stops. And you have to always push as hard as you can and constantly. Then I get minimal payback. (the car barely moves)
But I can't assume any of my applications will be successful so it's full speed ahead till further notice. I'm targeting the Churches and Condos for computer repairs. It's fukkin bullshit. I ran newspaper ads for a month and got ONE phone call. one.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

School Bus & A Cactus

 Do you know the difference between a School-Bus and a Cactus?
A cactus has all the little pricks on the OUTSIDE!

That being said, our other cactus had flowers night before last. It happens really fast, start to finish in 24 hours. You can see "bumps" on the cactus where the stem will come out about a week earlier, but once the stem starts growing, it's really fast.
Here, it's been raining for a long long time. Long time.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blogger Banned, Then Unbanned (I think?)

Our fellow Blogger, Nine year old Martha Payne has a blogger blog called NeverSeconds. Her blog is about school lunches and she'd take pictures of her lunch every day and count how many bites it took to eat it. She uses her blog to earn money for a kitchen for a place Called Marys Meals.

The other day, she was called to the office and told that she could not take pictures of her lunch anymore.... 

There was a huge international outcry, and apparently she has been given permission to take pictures again.
I love it when a little girl kicks the administrations ass! Read the article HERE. But in her blog, her Dad says she still can't take photos, so I don't know what is going on actually. We'll see if the lunch pictures come back.

 Count your bites!

 Not bad looking to me. This reminds me of my school lunches. Except maybe we had a huge pile of overcooked blackish green squishy spinach to go with it. And everything on the tray would be floating in a half inch of spinach juice.....

Do ya eat the Popsicle or the burger first?....Only  TWO tater tots?!!?? And what kinda burger is that?? No mustard or ketchup or lettuce or tomato? Cucumber instead of pickle? 
Please Suh, I want some more!

Martha Payne, You ROCK! Keep up the good work!!!

(This is one of the things I though I'd post yesterday before my mind went blank. BTW.)

Friday, June 15, 2012

I was going to post today

I've been wondering what to post this morning but I'm drawing a blank. Yesterday, I had a lot of ideas and thought todays post would be interesting and snappy. This morning all my good ideas have left me.
I woke up at 3:30 last night and was up for a couple hours, then was sleeping like a rock when the dogs woke me up.
Last night I was riding my scooter and a bat hit me in the chest. It was like getting hit with a pair of rolled up socks. The bat landed on my floorboard and I kicked him off with my foot. It was creepy.
It's Friday, I plan on diving again this weekend. The wife and I have some type of party to go to tonight. I plan on running around today like a crazy person.
After I drink my coffee and get situated.
I've been wanting a telescope since forever. But it is one of those things that I want then seldom use, like my binoculars.. The problem is setting it up and taking it down and storing it.... I want a telescope but it'd be like the dog who caught the car. "what do I do with it now?"

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Friday In My Mind

In my head it's Friday. I can't repel the idea. I am aware that it's Thursday in my conscious mind but my soul says Friday. I've had this squirrel pic for a while, waiting to post it. I would like to know what caption you'd put on this picture.
Oh WHY can't it be Friday now?

Then, I figured as long as we were on squirrels, I'd slap this one up too. I like it. 
Have a nutcrunchin good Friday Eve...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


My Wife got me started on Instagram. It is a phone app for almost any phone with internet and a camera. It is really fun. Yesterday I moved all the pictures from my phone to my computer, and here's a few instagram photos. If you have Instagram, or get it, please follow me and I'll follow you. MarkD60.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cool Dream

Last night I had a cool dream, I think it was a repeat dream. 
I was on the bridge of a ship, heading into a harbor. I was standing right next to the Captain/Helmsman. We were cruising in at a high rate of speed and there were other ships and boats anchored in the harbor. 
Large Cruise Ship Closer & Smaller Cargo Ship Further Away Creates Interesting Perspective
I was beginning to think we couldn't slow down in time, when suddenly the helmsman turned the wheel and the ship suddenly turned sideways and stopped, then instantly pointed back in the original direction again. Kind of like when a skier turns his skis sideways to stop.
It was a very cool and very enjoyable dream. Makes me wish I could go back in time to my Navy days.

I have been thinking that I am getting tired of blogging. Google Chrome and the new blogger interface make it much less enjoyable. It seems to me that Facebook, Blogger and Internet Browsers in general are getting worse and worse with each update. It's very annoying and frustrating. 

Lately I've been concerned about my attitude for a lot of aspects of my life getting worse. I think I need a checkup from the neck up!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Picture post

Went diving yesterday, and took pictures. This is a simple post of several of those pictures. If you're on Facebook, you've already seen a couple of them.
Queen Triggerfish
Tube Sponge
Teeny Tiny Baby
French Angel
Can't remember if it's a Boxfish or a Trunkfish
My Dive Buddy, a stingray and friend
Arrow Crab

I have things to do this week. Big things, important things. I'll be needing all my self discipline and all the help I can get.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Warmth Is For The Weak

Says The Wife upon getting into our freezing (85 degree F) pool this morning.

I'm glad it's Friday! 

I did an image search for "Fried A" and got nothing. (Every time I hear "Friday", I think: "fried A".) At the beach there's a sign that says "No Loud Music Allowed" I always think "There's two 'louds' in that sentence." 
I can't help it, I'm twisted and sick that way.

Since I couldn't find any Fried A you'll have to put up with this. Wednesday picture.
Yeah, cereal killers.

Anyway I won't waste any more of your time. Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Before and after

Here's a picture my wife took last weekend. I hated the wine glass, so I took it out. You can still see a big chunk of the wine glass in the "retouched" pic, but I don't think you can tell what it is, or even notice it unless you see the pic WITH the wine glass. (I thought I had removed the whole thing till I compared them side by side.)
It's Thursday It would be nice to go diving sometime soon. Maybe this weekend?
UPDATE: Here I took the rest of the wine glass out. You can still see a screwup near my watch. Maybe I'll fix that and maybe I won't.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

My Transit Photos, MIB III

Yesterday afternoon was the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It only happens twice, eight years apart, every hundred and five years or so. I took these pics at 1/2000th of  a second and F 6.3. Thereabouts.
As the sun got lower the sky got hazier and we couldn't see much more than shown in the pictures. 

Then we went to see Men In Black III which was very good and I recommend seeing it in the theater in 3D.

Hump Day today. Insomnia was kicked in full blast last night. To bed at 10, awake at 2. Maybe snoozed about 45 minutes between 4 and 5, awake for the alarm. I'm not tired right now though.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Tuesday for you, Monday for me

Yesterday was a holiday here. So today is my Monday (and a lot of other peoples)
I joined this thing called Instagram, if you're on it, please follow me, MarkD60. My Wife is on it and she was telling me how much she likes it. 
Also I'm on Twitter, I REALLY like Twitter. It is kicking Facebooks butt. If you're on Twitter, please follow me as well,, again, MarkD60.

Attitude is an amazing thing. It is like lenses you see the world through, and it makes things seem absolutely real, even if you rationally know they are not. It's kind of like how you feel makes it impossible to know how you feel. Usually I am unaware of how I feel, unless I suddenly get a way of comparison, like being in the same place under the same circumstances and being aware that the only thing different is me. It makes all the difference between success and failure at almost any task.

Right now I feel like I'm going around a corner and things are going to start changing for the better. I hope the feeling lasts.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Cats n Dogs, Horses n Roosters

It's been a long week, last week was. Although it seemed like it went by fast, it seems like it's been a long time since I've been sitting here, in front of the computer.

Below are some pictures of the animals. We went to Costa Rica in February and Headphones the rooster disappeared while we were gone. Taking his place is The General, and The Wizard. I think the Wizard may be related to Headphones, because he has headphones...
Also we have Paloma next door who can come into our yard. She knocked down the trees I planted about two years ago. But I'm not really mad about it. I should be I rekkon.
3 cats, a rooster named The Wizard and Paloma, the Horse
Sheba and Goldie like each other. I'm trying to get Sheba to lay down so the cat can reach her but she doesn't get it yet.

I seem to be going through a blue spell.Business is slow and money is scarce and it seems like everyone is trying to screw me over. Everyone wants to extract a hundred from me here, and a hundred from me there, while they won't pay the pennies I charge them. How can I tap into the big bucks?
I just need to keep busy. I hate to say it, but I think life is a lot about faking it. I see the diver strutting around all hot shot, and everyone seems to think he's a hot shot. I see the person with the menial job acting like it's so important and think, "he's pretending that he cares', I see the widow howling with grief at the funeral and think, 'it's bad, but not THAT bad'. Am I the only one who sees  fake in the world? Maybe if I pretend to be successful I will be.

Maybe I'm confusing attitude with faking it.
I could go on more but gonna stop now..

Friday, June 01, 2012

Today is the last dive of Inner Space 2012. For me, it was a year with a lot of issues with my equipment, messing up 2 out of 5 dives (so far, today is the last dive, numba 6.) 
But it's good to see a lot of friends and make new ones, and dive!