Friday, July 29, 2011

Time to go Camping!!!

..... yup, a little personal Wollfie aside.

M'Lady, myself and Seven young Men went camping.....

A good time was had by all....

Here's the picture album. A Ka-Boom at the end.....


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chris Muir----- Day by Day......

.....Is most Definitely one of Wollf's FAVEs.

That would be why it's linked 'day by day' over in the right sidebar.

Funny, Sad, and downright to the point, it is.

Chris does this for a living, and the Characters that so many of us identify with and care for, survive at the mercy of our donations.

So...... follow the Linkie thingie, and donate. As my Dear Innertoobs Friend Rose says, "It's cheaper than a subscription to TIME Magazine".

If I could just get him to draw "Zed" with the goatee sans moustache and sideburns, I'd finally have a Cartoon Doppleganger.....srsly!

Keep 'em coming Mr. Muir, you are So appreciated!

Day By Day


PS......Really,, I'm going to resume Blogging in earnest. I promise.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Silent for Four Days.....

Just back from our annual wilderness trek...four days, four 14 year olds, three above seventeen, M'Lady Dragn, (thank G-d), and returned ....

....all living, and no limbs or digits were lost. *Those who know ol' Wollf understand that last*......

Scrapes and contusions...... See the Link below.... well it's a rowdy group. Lake Lopez in Central California...... near Arroyo Grande if you know......

We'll have photos and video up soon......

Just emptied two SUVs worth of gear.... wanted to check in.....

Last Year's Trip

Irregular Blogging will commence forth with.....


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Open Carry in Oceanside......

.........home of Camp Pendleton USMC Base......

Remember, in California, we the Citizenry have the Right to open carry..... Unloaded weapons. Clip in, but empty and nothing in the receiver.

The Police, on the other hand, have the Right to inspect our weapon for conformance with an unloaded condition.

I think the Officer was outstanding.

I think that 'Jeremy' was well within his Rights.

I also think 'Jeremy' is a Douche.

So we have that.

Signs, signs, everywhere signs........

.....making absolutely no sense as to "Why" is this here?

Your Favorite?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Ain't Writing Nuffin......

....Cause it's my Birfday. So there.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

How many Lawyers does it take......

..... to screw in a light bulb?

Sent to me via e-mail......

Such number as may be deemed to perform the stated task in a timely and efficient manner within the strictures of the following agreement: Whereas the party of the first part, also known as "The Lawyer", and the party of the second part, also known as "The Light Bulb", do hereby and forthwith agree to a transaction wherein the Light Bulb shall be removed from the current position as a result of failure to perform previously agreed upon duties, i.e., the lighting and otherwise illumination of the area ranging from the front door, through the entry way.

The aforementioned removal transaction shall include, but not be limited to, the following steps:

1.) The party of the first part (Lawyer) shall, with or without elevation at his option, by means of a chair, stepstool, ladder or any other means of elevation, rotate the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a counter-clockwise direction, said direction being non-negotiable. Said rotation of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) shall be undertaken by the party of the first part (Lawyer) with every possible caution by the party of the first part (Lawyer) to maintain the structural integrity of the party of the second part (Light Bulb), notwithstanding the afore-mentioned failure of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) to perform the aforementioned customary and agreed upon duties. The foregoing notwithstanding, however, both parties agree that structural failure of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) may be incidental to the aforementioned failure to perform and in such case the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall be held blameless for such structural failure as long as this agreement is concerned so long as the non-negotiable rotation (counter-clockwise) is observed by the party of the first part (Lawyer) throughout.

2.) Upon reaching a point where the party of the second part (Light Bulb) becomes separated from the party of the third part ("Receptacle"), the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of disposing of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a manner consistent with all applicable state, local and federal statutes.

3.) Once separation and disposal have been achieved, the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of beginning installation of the party of the fourth part("New Light Bulb"). This installation shall occur in a manner consistent with the reverse of the procedures described in step one of this self- same document, being careful to note that the rotation should occur in a clockwise direction, said direction also being non-negotiable.

NOTE: The above described steps may be performed, at the option of the party of the first part (Lawyer), by said party of the first part (Lawyer), by his heirs and assigns, or by any and all persons authorized by him to do so, the objective being to produce a level of illumination in the immediate vicinity of the aforementioned front door consistent with maximization of ingress and revenue for the party of the fifth part, also known as "The Firm".

*I'll look around to see who needs recognition.....

Friday, July 15, 2011

I'm Baaaaaack!

.....with ONE more, really, only one....more pleading for fundraising for Valour IT.

I was wrong in calling out some very fine Folks in the last VIT posting. Everybody who even participated, via Monies, Blogging, Prayers or Support deserves my utmost respect.... and I am s......orrrry.

....So, darn it, we are $402 away from meeting the Marine Team Goal of $25k.....

Would you give a little more? Then, I promise that I'll shut the hell up. We can do it.

I do want all you Great Folks to know that I appreciate your efforts. Sometimes, well, I was raised by the Sar'Major, I'm a bit on the USMC born and Bred....Direct side.

If you still have a little bit, please donate. Let's get this thing over the Marine Goal of $25k.......

Love you Folks! Go.......

UPDATE: of 2000hrs this day, the Marine Team has exceeded their goal and are at $25,137.00.

Most Excellent my Friends..... Yes, I can be an overbearing Pr$%k, at times.

I am Sooooo proud of you Folks... I will sleep well knowing that Fine People like you are out there.

Thank you!!!!
Thanks again, and Semper Fi

Valour IT is done for this go 'round.....

............and *Phew*....

It was well worth the effort. Having a FULL time job, and Four Teenage Men in the house, and of course, M'Lady Dragn and all the Menagerie, made it a bit more difficult for me than I thought.

But.... Bottom line is that this Summer's fundraiser brought $83,137.00 to the Cause. Reminder to all who stray here, the "Cause" is:

“Project Valour-IT changes lives,” says Soldiers’ Angels founder Patti Patton-Bader. “Wounded heroes report that being able to use a laptop helps them feel whole again. Physical therapists are actually designing therapy sessions around Wii Sports! And something as normal as a handheld GPS reduces stress and helps a hero cope. It’s just amazing what this project does!"

Ok, so a huge Thank You to all who gave, supported, Blogged or Prayed for the Cause this year.

Now, we will resume our irregularly unscheduled, ADD inspired Drivel. Someone say "Squirrel"!

Thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head these last few weeks of no Outlet:

Casey Anthony, although found Not Guilty by a Jury of her Peers, (Other, uneducated, Trailer Trash), should go have her tubes tied.

^^Sepsis is not always a bad thing.

Our Country is governed by the same sort of people who make up HOA's.

If California splits into two States, why can't my County of Ventura be part of the "Good" one?

Ok, sorry, I gotta go to work..... I'm there at 0630.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Final day of Valour IT.....

..... and a little disappointed at the fundraising and involvement this go around..... I'll get over it, at least we raised 'some' monies for the Warriors.

Here you go, the original TV Marine....good old Gomer, is going to sing you a song.....

Sha Zaaam, he's good!

Updates on fundraiser last day, from Chuck : 0700: $39,564
0800: $40,664
0900: $42,309 ....all Eastern Time..

Over $50k !! Keep it up.......

Reminds me..... I gotta go give some monies!

Semper Fi





Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So this just happened......

Corporal Kelsey De Santis, currently serving as the ONLY FEMALE at the Martial Arts Center for Excellence (MACE) at Marine Corps Base Quantico, is calling out JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE to go to the Marine Corps Ball in Washington, D.C. this November!

"Do it for your country", Justin!

Gonna look like the Oascars if they keep this up.

Last full day of fundraising is tomorrow, and then I go back to my usual ditherings........
Semper Fi


Right from the Valour IT/ Soldier's Angels site......

But first an Update on what's happening from Chuck: "About 6,000 have been given out. Cost depends on the best deal we can find and what the individual recipient needs--ranges from about $600-$800. Over 136 are waiting for laptops."

Project Valour-IT

In memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss

It was the first time I felt whole since I’d woken up wounded in Landstuhl.
–Major Charles "Chuck" Ziegenfuss, on using a voice-controlled laptop

Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries.

The experience of Major Chuck Ziegenfuss (pictured), a partner in the project who suffered serious hand wounds while serving in Iraq, led to the creation of this program that has used voice-controlled laptops to the support recovery and reintegration of thousands of wounded troops since 2005. [more pics]

Last night, during my weekly visits, I was greeted by...our latest laptop recipient, with a quick little dance. I think he even clicked his heels! He is so terribly happy to have received a laptop and is really looking forward to having Joe show him all the in's and outs. You made this Sergeant-Major, who has served faithfully for 40 years and is as crusty as they come, do a happy dance in the lobby - PRICELESS! - Soldiers' Angel Monica, November 2009

"...It is comforting to know there are people who care so much. After a year of surgeries, treatment and therapy, it can be discouraging. Although I am a trained attorney, due to TBI, it is unclear what my future will be. The computer will help with my therapy and my transition back to civilian work." – Captain V, U.S. Army Reserves

I work at the Men's and Women's Trauma Recovery Program at The Menlo Park VA. Our program's mission is to serve military men and women who are suffering from the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. On behalf of our entire program, I want to personally thank you for donating the WII Fit. The Wii gaming system offers opportunities for our patients to actively interact with one another, which is different from other gaming systems. For example four people can actually play tennis or baseball, which helps them engage with one another, and reduce isolation. The Wii fit will allow our patients to actively exercise with others and gives them another avenue to engage in healthy habits. With your donation, you are working with us to help support each person's recovery and building the foundation for a better quality of life for our veterans and active duty service members. - Melissa Puckett, Recreation Therapist/Supervisor, January 2009

He received it yesterday, fully loaded with a receipt from Best Buy. He was extremely pleased and could not believe that it is brand new with all the bells and whistles – he actually started crying and thanked us over and over. - Bobby Hayden, OEF/OIF Patient Services Advocate

January 18th, 2006

Dear Mrs. Smith,

It was brought to my attention that your organization, Soldier's Angels, did something very special for the Marines of our Injured Support Battalion. I want to take this time and thank you so much for your contribution to make special memories for those who sacrifice so much.

Your contribution of laptops is quite above and beyond. I am grateful that you have taken time to honor our injured heroes.

I remain...

[Partial funding for this project was provided by the Texas Resources for Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment (TRIAD) fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation. For more than 40 years, the San Antonio Area Foundation, a publicly supported philanthropic institution, has been administering donors’ funds and granting gifts from those funds to worthy charitable causes that significantly enhance the quality of life in the communities they serve.]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Valour IT...... Artie Rodriguez

Marine Corps Vet..... Country Singer.


Valour IT update: We are well below the amount of money we were aiming for. Please, let some folks know, and let's give some more.

update!! We have a matching funds offer over at Retriever......

Monday, July 11, 2011

Feel Good Follow Up.......

......Just a few days ago, I posted the Youtube Video of the Marine Sergeant who asked Mila Kunis to the Marine Ball?


Mila Kunis Says She'll Accompany U.S. Marine to Corps Ball


Is that cool or what? I'm sure it was me that got her to say yes....riiiiight.

So, now that you feel good about yourselves, go ahead and feel better still by donating to the Marine Valour IT fundraiser.

I received an e-mail this morning from a wonderful Lady who has offered Matching funds for a one time $500.00 donation.

You can't pass that up People! Give it, send me a note, and it's matched.

That is all for now....updates as I get 'em.



Semper Fi.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Sergeant Major.....

A crusty old Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college.

There was no shortage of extremely young, idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation.

She said, "Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?"

"Negative, ma'am," the Sergeant Major said, "Just serious by nature."

The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, "It looks like you have seen a lot of action."

The Sergeant Major's short reply was, "Yes, ma'am, a lot of action."

The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, "You know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself."

The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner.

Finally the young lady said, "You know, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?"

The Sergeant Major looked at her and replied, "2000."

The young lady said, "Well, there you are. You really need to chill out and quit taking everything so seriously! I mean, no sex since 2000!

She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to "relax" him several times.

Afterwards, and panting for breath, she leaned against his bare chest and said, "Wow, you sure didn't forget much since 2000!"

The Sergeant Major, glancing at his watch, said in his matter-of-fact voice, "I hope not, it's only 2130 now."

........Ba Dump.

Come on, it's Sunday for cryin' out loud.

UPDATE: Kate has something motivational to say, "Embracing the Suck: mil-speak for ‘The situation is bad, but deal with it’ – is something the Marines are exceptionally good at. From Iwo Jima to Fallujah and Anbar Province to the Helmand River Valley in Afghanistan, the Marines have always been America’s 911 Force and the “First to Fight” for us."


Don't forget to advise your friends to give to Valour IT.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Proposal of the Day:

Sgt. Scott Moore, who is presently serving his country with 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, would like very much for Mila Kunis to accompany him to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, NC, on November 18th.

Mila: If you’d like to go, e-mail Scott at gowithmemila[AT] If you don’t want to go, then you clearly hate America.

Come on Mila..... give the guy a break.

Oh, and give some money to Valour IT.

*Corniness Ends*


Friday, July 8, 2011

Patsy Cline........ USMC

Don't even ask where I found this little gem. A 1962 advertisement for Marine Corps Officers, as sung by Parsty.

Just a little nostalgia to get you in the mood.

Don't forget, we only have a week to go in the fundraiser.

Try sending out a link to this silly place or Soldier's Angels main Valour IT page over on the right.

Seems the Marines are leading the charge.... don't they always....but there is still a long way to go.

Thanks, and now back to work.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In the vein of the last post.....

..... that kinda made this fundraiser more personal.....

The whole dammed Family have been Marines since they almost began back with Jefferson.

This Tribute I caught last year was particularly moving for me......

Don't you just wish that nobody died? Unfortunately somebody does. And it's the Marines that volunteer to try to make sure it's not you.

So watch this, and then go give. If you've already given, Call somebody or e-mail some Friends....

You know where the Clicky thing is..... Hint, it's over THERE -> -> -> ->

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Valour It and remembering.........

Now we get personal..... and give the reason for my accepting the 'Comission' of Team Leader for the Marines at Valour IT......

Hope you don't mind, and really..... well, I don't mind if you do........ so long as you contribute, and leave me a friggin' comment.... Jeebus, I alone out here?

I dedicated my part of this year's fundraiser to my Dad, the "Sar'Major", who passed a couple of weeks ago.

In later posts, I'll celebrate a Good Man's Life.....for today, I'll give you a glimpse of Him, A Marine first and foremost.... then a Husband, and a Father..... we disagreed about numerous things, but..... well, he was better armed, and 'outwardly', afraid of nothing.

This is his First Commendation...... Yup, Silver Star....... my Grandfather's.....on Dad's side..... another Marine. My Maternal Grandad 'Pinky', was one of the original Teufel Huenden......

A lot to live up to that no one can..... so, I'm doing this........

And....... Dad's medal case.....and some of the things that being a Marine prepared him for....... Civil Defense, Arizona Ranger....Captain thereof....

Come on, open your wallets and pull out your credit card..... it's nothing compared to the Men and Women that protect you.

They need help.

Don't make me invoke my Big Brother that died in Viet Nam....only twenty years later from Agent Orange......

Dammit, let's get it together People! Those on the Marine Blogroll over there....-> -> ->
Start writing, motivating, e-mailing everybody you know!!

Do NOT make me say 'please'...... You would seriously not like that.....

Blatherings .....has a piece up and a cool video.....

Semper Fi.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Remembering the Brave.......

Just a little early morning something for your motivation.

Remember the Fallen, Honor their Memory.

Help the Wounded.

This slide show consists of photos taken at a formal dinner at the National
Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA.

It is a beautiful presentation of the honor, commitment and pride today's
heroes share with yesterday's. To my Marine friends, I salute you.

Remembering the Brave

Soldier's Angels, Valour IT
Give a little.... we have about $85,000.00 left to go.


Little Miss Attila has more news and music to kick A$$ by.....

The Donovan ...John of Castle Arrrgh has a great motivational post up. Yeah, I know he's Army, but Hell, the Marines have been fighting with their castoffs for centuries..... Plus, he's a good guy. Go visit.


Monday, July 4, 2011

The Few, the Proud......

......and some of them need OUR help.

These Men and Women enlist, not as Sailors, Airmen or Army..... they truly are the Few. First in and usually last out.

What's it worth to you that somebody else is willing to take it to the Bad Guys, instead of them bringing it to you?

They are Proud. They are Marines.

Please join the Cause. Join the Team. Or at least Click the Sidebar "Give" button.

Don't make me start sounding like a broken record here Folks. Every little bit helps us get to our goal.

Remeber Post #1? Look at that poster again, and imagine how great it would be if a Hero like him, a Proud Marine, could go to Disneyland with his Family......Standing Straight and Proud.... see where the Segways come in?

No Man wants to be in a wheelchair..... least of all a Warrior.

That is all.

Updates and links as I get 'em....


Thor's Hall has a rousing Independence Day....

Anybody on the Team that would like to assist with sending out daily motivators to the Team Bloggers, please let me know..... My E-mail is in the sidebar, ubder "Want to punch Wollf in the Snoot?"

I'll write 'em, you have the Techiness to send 'em.

Thanks and....

Semper Fi!

USMC .... It's the Fourth of July.....

.......So, we'll lighten up a little. We need some good music, some Patriotic Spirit and of course "BOOMERS" to go with our Holiday BBQ, Beer and merriment......

So, what better than the Marine version of The Warrior Song???

NOTHING.....THAT'S WHAT. Crank it loud, because even if you've heard it, like me, a hunnert times..... it'll get your heart to thumping.

John Philip Sousa woulda been Proud.

Oh.... sheesh, did I remind you?

Click the Linkie-Thingie to donate right Exactly Here

Semper Fi and have a safe and wonderful day.


Little Miss Attila On a Marine Reunion in Mesa Arizona...

Mind Numbed Robot Has a nice motivational piece...

Nice Deb is being good and Patriotic this 4th.......

Stix will make you smile with a brief ground to air radio conversation.....

The Newest Press Release for Valour IT and Soldier's Angels......

Sunday, July 3, 2011

It is Sunday morning, Marines!!!!!

You Will report to the Chapel, and you Will participate!

Sunday morning Services with the Marines at Camp Pendleton.

All right then, you all have done your Duty to the Lord. Now.....

Do your Duty to Them. Give a bit to Valour IT. Show you mean it.

Ckick the Linkie-Thingie to donate right Exactly Here

HINT: Your Logo looks like this after the jump.....

That is all for today.......
Semper Fi,

UPDATE!! Doug Powers with Michelle Malkin has joined the Team!! HERE

UPDATE!! Grim has the story of "The Widow's Mite"

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Getting ready to BBQ some Tri-tip.......

........ Yup, I know, this is all s'posed to be about VALOUR IT .....but please Bemember.....regular Outstanding readers know..... I am ADD, TBI induced..... so I kind of run around....Somebody say Squirrel? Where?

Where was I? Oh right , Saved/ grabbed a Mallard Duckling today..... most of his or her mates got squished...... my Darling Wife has become its' Momma.... I hope it will survive, and then it's free to go.......

Yes, I will post photos later........ he/she will survive.....

Barbeque tonight. The California cut of Tri-tip..... sitting in the fridge marinating in Sweet Baby Ray's Sauce...... after being rubbed in some Nebraska seasoning.......


Any, and I really do mean it, Marines in SoCal, serving or Former...... come on down. I BBQ good.

Have a great evening and Semper Fi..... and GIVE

I'm going down to our local watering hole and twisting some arms.....

I'm still good at that.

Oh... and just sose you know...... a little documentary of Lieutenant Dan.... Oh, just watch it. Gary Sinise is one of the Good Guys......

CLICK, Darn It!!

G-d Bless America and G-Bless the Corps.
Semper Fi


This is the Spirit in which we do this stuff.......

EL PASO, Texas – Comrades helping out one of their own -- it also happens beyond the battlefield.

Members of the United States Army 1st Brigade 2nd Armored Division of Fort Bliss and United States Marine Corps students – who claim to be military branch rivals -- joined forces to help build a new wheelchair-accessible home for disabled veteran Cpl. Daniel Gasca and his family.

The Homes for Our Troops program, which builds adapted homes for disabled veterans, organized and financed the build.

“It’s not every day that you can help out a brother, a fellow Marine, a devil dog, but it feels good to actually have that chance today, and knowing that I’m a part of it, I can take a lot from this experience,” said Pvt. Christian Marten, a student in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Read the rest of this story and watch the video.......

That's one hell of a Thank You! Not something that you or I are going to be able to participate in.....

But, yeah there's ALWAYS a 'but'...... We can help out considerably with just our wallets.

The rest of the Volunteers at Soldier's Angels Valour IT will do the leg work, and then YOU will have helped to change a young Warrior's life for the better.

"Some gave all" why don't we give a little?

Join the Team..... Donate.... just choose. All the info is in the Right Sidebar.

Friday, July 1, 2011

First Day..........

"I work at the Men's and Women's Trauma Recovery Program at The Menlo Park VA. Our program's mission is to serve military men and women who are suffering from the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. On behalf of our entire program, I want to personally thank you for donating the WII Fit. The Wii gaming system offers opportunities for our patients to actively interact with one another, which is different from other gaming systems. For example four people can actually play tennis or baseball, which helps them engage with one another, and reduce isolation. The Wii fit will allow our patients to actively exercise with others and gives them another avenue to engage in healthy habits. With your donation, you are working with us to help support each person's recovery and building the foundation for a better quality of life for our veterans and active duty service members." - Melissa Puckett, Recreation Therapist/Supervisor, January 2009

You don't have to join a Team to give....just hit the clicky thingie on the right sidebar.

I'll be adding links to Team Bloggers so you can read them....meantime, if you want to learn more, click the Team Members and read their stuff.

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