Friday, April 29, 2011

Lightning Does strike twice!

Watch this........

And he 'walked' away.....
Wow again

All Nature, all the time........

.....Don't even ask where I keep finding these videos.....

Just enjoy them. This is about my favorite wild Feline, the Cheetah, and a very 'interesting' way of getting them to accept your presence in their pack.

Not me, thank very much....but seriously incredible.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Something you don't see every day........

.....a fight to the deathe between a spider and an inquisitive ant.....amazing how it appears that the ant just isn't going to......

What the Hell just happened?

Yes, you have to wait for it.

No sleeping for me tonight.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Services....and a little story.....

......Anybody out there know what I do for a living?

Well, and I know I'm not s'posed to give knowledge unrelated to Blogging.... I am a Division Manager for one of the most highly respected Electrical Contractors here in California.......

Part of my duties is the semi-official, humorous Title of Official Company Catholic.

Which, basically means, that since my one and only Boss, the owner of this 60+ million dollar a year company, is a Devout Catholic........

I pretty much take care of the Los Angeles Diocese Churches in the Ventura area, maintenance, festivals, and fund raising......

These last two week, I have had a crew working at San Buenaventura Mission, repairing lights in the main Mission, and 'attempting' to fix the 1957 era electrically operated Bell system.

Fr. Mike and Fr. Tom are great guys.......and they REALLY wanted the Bells to ring from the Mission.....but alas, even after rebuilding the darn 'gonger', "No Ringgie the Bells"...

One of my Men, Mark, went to Fr. Mike and volunteered to manually ring the Bells for Easter Sunday!

He'll be up in the Bell Tower, circa 1782, playing a modern day Quasimodo, all for The Glory of God. (with OSHA approved hearing protection of course)........

May that you who pray, put a word upstairs for this young Man. He's going to make a lot of People attending Easter Services happy.....not to mention the fact that if Angels really do sing, they'll do it loudly.

A Blessed Easter to all.

As the Founder of this last of the Missions woud say.....“ Siempre Adelante”

Always Forward.

......and, "He is Risen indeed!!!!"

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday AND Earth Day.......

....Personally, I'll celebrate Good Friday, , because my thoughts on "saving the planet" rather mirror the prologue to Jurassic Park...

As read by Charlton Heston.....

And here's the prose.......

"You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There’s been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away — all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It’s powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that’s happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive gas, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn’t have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can’t imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven’t got the humility to try. We’ve been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we’re gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dragn is in the States!!!!!!!

Yay, oh yippee ki Yay, oh wow, and happy dance and wait til the doggens see her and she'll be home this evening and I'm excited and mostly........


I Love this Good and Faithful Woman.

Thanks for any and all prayers....I'll try and talk Her into a guest post, She was part of a great and Lovely service to Her Lord.

*Yeah I know............maybe I'm effusive*

You know what she'll say.........

Shut up.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


.....That's Maximum Utilization of Available Resources.......

My Wife and Love, 'Dragn', is in Mexico.....Baja, about 30 miles North of Ensenada, with a Church Group.....

Working to upgrade an Orphanage that the Church supports...... Did I tell you that She is the most Caring, Empathetic Woman that I've ever known?

Yup, probably.

She'll be back Wednesday coming up.

I have noted a few things, having been single after the 2nd Xwife for a bit of time....

Gentlemen, I am trying to remember and assimilate my Survival Training, SERE included, live off the land sorta thing....

I've learned a few things.....

1) Dinner does NOT appear magically on the table every night.

2) That flat, drop down white thing in the kitchen..... that's where the clean dishes are. Somebody has to put them away. They don't get to the cupboard by themselves....

3) Washing machines are infathomable to the Male mind. Oh, and DO NOT wash your tee shirts, or HER white stuff with the towels......Red and White.....NOT good. (I'm heading to the Depeartment store, girlie stuff in hand to match and replace.....

4) She is RIGHT, just remember that. Labrador, chihuahua, two Kittehs and a Saint Bernard on the bed at the same time.....well, let's just say......Bad stitches this time, but seriously....don't do it.

5) Corn staple for the last few days, well, they go in the refrigerator, not the pantry....2 days, and they are still 'edible', but...... yannow?

6) Beds do not make themselves.....and it's difficult with the aforementioned beasts playing tag upon it.

7) Roombas are a Good idea, but remember to put the Saint Bernard outside first....Seriously.

8) Peanut Butter is G-d's gift to the Singlish Man....thanks my Mom in Law for that info....reminds me, I have to get Bread.

9) Do NOT.......EVER...... put off putting the 130# Saint Bernard outside in the morning because you would like to sleep in on Sunday till 0800. The call of Nature is irresistable.
G-d bless "Brawny" towels...... well and a couple bath towels, gotta remember to separate the colors.

10) Appreciate your Wife.

I miss her, gotta go now, take Mongo....that's the Saint, to an obedience class that Dragn does......Whoo doggie.

Wish me luck.

I'll update this situation, hopefully on a daily basis, gotta get back to writing....Valor IT is coming up in early July, and it would be nice to have a reader or two........

Oh.....did I tell you that Mongo "poops" as big as the little doogen IS?

Love you guys, Pray for Dragn.....and me.

Semper Fi

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Here's something to cook your shorts.......

Via e-mail, and I checked it am I pi$$ed....

Read this and then click on the link below.

Very interesting. I had heard about this, but had not really checked up on it.

Subject: Super P.O.ed

This really really REALLY ticks me off! Our country is not SINKING, It is being SCUTTLED by what are supposed to be out leaders. This is insane!

This is unbelievable !!
Just when you think you've heard it all, our illustrious Congress quietly comes up with a new zinger to put their hands in your pockets, and pick them while you aren't watching. Isn't this just wonderful?

I was standing in line at the checkout counter at Wal-Mart and as I looked at the line behind me, I saw a couple of people talking about what looked like identical new cell phones, bragging about the fact that their phones were free and so was the airtime.

The woman in line behind me had heard the same exchange and turned to the young man behind her and asked, 'Is that a new type of cell phone?'

The young man replied, 'Yes, this is my new Obama phone. She asked him what an Obama phone was, and he went on to say that, 'Welfare recipients are now eligible to receive what he described as (1) a FREE new cell phone, and (2) approximately 70 FREE minutes of air time every month.'

Needless to say, I was a little skeptical about his answer, so when I got back home, I Googled it, and lo and behold, he was telling the truth. This was what I discovered:

SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers. In other words, your tax dollars are being distributed to a wireless phone provider to provide welfare recipients with free cell phones and airtime. I don't know about you, but as for me, enough is enough.

We are $14 Trillion in debt, Congress is balking at continuing unemployment payments to those who want to work, and Congress is increasing the dole-out to dead beats.

The ship of State is sinking, and it's sinking fast.

The old concept of getting ahead through hard work has flown out the window.

It has been replaced by Obama's and Congress' idea of Hope and Change.

The country has changed all right, changed to "Why should I work for it, when I can get it for free?"

You can click on the link below to confirm for yourself that the Obama Phone is real.
Just have a barf bag ready.It's safe, I've been there, and if you don't speak English, two items:

1) You can click for Spanish,
2) What the hell are you doing on my Blog?

Click Here

Friday, April 8, 2011

In case you hadn't noticed........

.......I've been remiss in posting as of late.

*Didn't notice did you?*

Well. it seems that between Lovely Dragn, the Spousal Unit, the Cubs, My Cubs, the new puppy Mongo....and attempting to put together a lineup of USMC Team blogs for t he Valor IT fundraiser in July.....I want to have a fresh and relatively interesting story, film, photos, etc, for every day of the month long event.

Somehow, I got volunteered to be 'one' of the National Folks.

I do not want to disappoint!

So, that being said, Semper Fi, and let's watch a very hungry raccoon!!

I'm all about the logical segues......

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cat Birds, Grackles, Mocking Birds.......

.....I don't care what you call them, they are an obnoxious, territorial beastie.

Constantly dive bombing and annoying the cats and dogs, seemingly invincible.

Sometimes, the story has a happy ending.

EMBED-Cat Catches Bully Bird - Watch more free videos

This has been an anti bullying PSA.
You're welcome

Friday, April 1, 2011

Alert Issued After Security Incident On Camp Pendleton in the San Diego USMC Base.....hmmm... Not April Fools

One of the nation's largest military bases is reportedly under tighter security after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter without proper authorization.

The three men -- 40-year-old Afghani Ahmad Rahmani Naeem, 41-year-old Iranian Vahik Petrossian and 27-year-old Iranian Sengekdi Norvik Avanosian -- attempted to get into Camp Pendleton last weekend under what was considered suspicious circumstances.

And not once, in one vehicle, but twice.... using the old "I got Lost" excuse.

You have got to read the whole thing.

Nice looking boys, huh?

Interesting aside is that it seems to me that those "sian" ending names are Armenian, not Iranian, which I suppose would explain their "Looking for Glendale" excuse?

I also suppose it made more sense than saying they were lost and looking for Dearborn Michigan.

But..... Not to worry, even though the Base has gone BOLO, nothing to look at here, move along, whistle in the dark.

Couldn't possibly be a dry run, test of security or such.

*And yes, I am an Islamaphobe, especially when it comes to such behavior as this*

Now, scroll back up and read the whole report from the linkie thingie.....
Be safe,