Saturday, May 31, 2008

Liberal- Communist outrage

The Peoples Republic of Massachusetts has outdone every gold standard of stupid. I shake my head in disgusted amazement at the level of ignorance displayed by these twits.

Read this link to the NRA Outrage of the week.

Once you are done sputtering and stammering, come on back I'll be right here, sputtering and stammering.

Can you imagine the punishment if he had been running with scissors or whacking someone with a ruler? God forbid he use TABLE WARE to eat with!!!

Wait a sec,,,, should the parents SUE the school district for exposing the children to implements designed to cut FLESH????

That would be as reasonable as the rest.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Well.... how would one explain this???

Your results:
You are Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)

Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)
Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)
Wash (Ship Pilot)
Jayne Cobb (Mercenary)
Derrial Book (Shepherd)
Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic)
Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic)
River (Stowaway)
A Reaver (Cannibal)
Inara Serra (Companion)
Dependable and trustworthy.
You love your significant other and
you are a tough cookie when in a conflict.

Some things I have seen while traveling

Everyone has Road Stories, but when you drive as much as I have lately, they get compressed enough to get your attention.

My driving record is, as they say,,, colorful.

For the sake of honesty, I was an idiot. Speed filled a need, and my legal paper work would have covered a fair sized wall. Years later I tried to get a print out for my background investigation, and the officer at the PD was laughing at me by the time he got several pages into the PIN check. I used to race sports cars, I have driven firetrucks and ambulances, crash trucks, road tractors and furniture trucks.

However, some things I won't even try.

Frinstance,,,, 0230 on I495 South, I in my Mobile Survival Facility (13K lbs) traveling at 65, look ahead to see brake lights. No problem, then I see back up lights, as I get near enough I realise they are in the travel lane!


I have a car sitting in the left lane somewhere way too close to the rear of my trailer. At this point I have no choice but to change lanes quickly. As I cleared the back of the box truck I looked back to see the car sitting, stopped, in the left lane. Having a word with the truck driver, or just getting over the shakes. I'll never know.

1000 hours on I40 West, I'm cruising at about seventy mph. I am about to be passed by an over developed and under dressed young woman. So, I naturally look to my left, and see a pair of very long legs, one of which is propped on the seat. That, friends, is too far from the brake pedal. She is doing something a little less than 80 mph, in traffic, reading a book. I would bet any advice about proper driving technique would get you a dramatic eye-roll, a "duh" and something about I haven't hit anything yet. The last time I saw her, she was weaving her way down the road, look down and read, look up and drive. I hope she made it home alive.

There are the blind spot riders, those people who stop passing you in the little place where they can't be seen in the mirrors. People the rule is " if you can't see my EYES, I can't see you"! Not the mirrors, my EYE'S! Even if you can see them, if I have to take evasive action to avoid my immediate demise, and you are sitting there in my blind spot, you will be most unhappy with the result. I have wide angle mirrors and I ensure there is over lap, but you need to be some where else! Nothing says I will have time or the ability to avoid you or the real emergency at the same instant!

The story (confession) related to me by a neighbor is something I wish I could have seen. He and his wife travel together. They drive a crew cab, dually, pickup and pull a 35ft fifth wheel camper, and a car. That land train must be close to seventy feet long! He said he gets 8 mpg loaded! He also said he can get up to about 85 mph! A while back they were on the Interstate doing about 70 mph when the right side wheel came off the car carrier. He didn't even notice! They were trailing sparks like a Shuttle launch and the only reason they knew something was wrong, a driver pulled along side freakin' and pointing and waving fit to dislocate an arm. They pulled over just as another driver pulled up with the errant wheel. Now that's funny, I don't care where you are.

That's just a few of the little entertainments the driving public arranges for the guy in the slow lane, some of them are down right dangerous!

The Boy is back in towne......

I extend my thanks to everyone who has checked by to see if I still live.

The answer is "I think so".

I commented that I was living in Mordor earlier, the last stop was Rohan. Pretty place, but nothing there. Things were available, but only with a long drive. Whiny, I know, but with a diesel truck it becomes significant. The only Internet access was miles away and they closed before my work day ended. I admit I took Internet access for granted, believe me it's not as common as I thought.

This retirement thing is way more work than I thought. I've been gone four months, and when I get home, I get all the honey do's and my own little projects all at one time. Whew! I have a list that is long enough that I have quit adding things and just go do them.

I've been invited to four outages so far, that means a lot, considering that some of my coworkers haven't been back and won't be.

Life is good. Summer at the beach. It's like being in high school again, and I got the summer off!
As soon as the 4X4s are ready its cruising time!