Friday, January 7, 2011


Quitting smoking didn't exactly work out.  Hopefully, will soon though.  Moving into the in-laws to help them out.  No smoking allowed in their house and with cold weather coming...smoking in the cold is not appealing.  Hopefully we will be able to save even more money.  Paying half the utilities instead of paying all utilities.  Maybe we can be millionaires by the time we retire.  That's probably wishful thinking.  Oh well, that's it for today.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Changing times

Most students graduating high school recently and the next couple of years, were all born in the early to mid 1990s.

Here are somethings we did as kids that they have not experienced.

They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone.

they have never seen a carousel of Kodachrome slides.

The Green Giant has always been Shrek, not the big guy picking vegetables.

They have never used a card catalog to find a book

Dont realize that Johnny Depp has been acting for over 20 years.

Full Service gas stations are few and far between

They never used a Commodore64, Apple II, or Tandy computer

“Off the hook” definition changed

Stadiums now have corporate names

MTV no longer features music videos (thought it stood for Music Television)

Do you remember staying up late watching TV until the station signed off, then all you had was static?

They have no clue of “Im a little bit country, and Im a little bit rock-n-roll”

There was a time you did not get a choice of cable company or phone company.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Wow, seniors are getting hit (Medicare).  Costs go up and they are also losing some benefits under the new health care law.  What happened to the free health care everyone was talking about?  Not only is it not free, but going to be more expensive with less benefits.  Im looking forward to getting Medicare more so now than what I was before.

Free Blu-Ray ripper until 1/10/11

Where to Put Your Speakers

If you have ever wondered about where to put your speakers for the best sound, here is a link that will help you with that.  Configurations for 2, 5, and 7 speakers.  Check it out and see if you have optimal sound for the best movie viewing (at home) experience.  Sound is a very important part of the home movie experience.  You can achieve a movie theatre feel without the cost.


 "If the enemy is in range, so are you."
Infantry Journal

"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."

U.S. Air Force Manual 

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."
- General MacArthur

"You, you, and you .... Panic. The rest of you, come with me."
- U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt.

"Tracers work both ways."
-  U.S. Army Ordnance

"Five second fuses only last three seconds."
- Infantry Journal

"Any ship can be a minesweeper....Once."

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."
- Unknown Marine Recruit

Clean it, if it's Dirty.
Oil it, if it Squeaks.
But:  Don't Screw with it if it Works!
USAF Electronic Technician

 "If you see a bomb technician running, keep
up with him."
  USAF  - Ammo Troop

"Yea, Though I Fly Through the  Valley of Death ,
I Shall Fear No Evil.
For I am at 40,000 Feet and Climbing."

"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3."
- Paul F. Crickmore ( test pilot, SR-71 )

A Navigator's Definition of Latitude & Longitude:
Latitude is Where We are Lost,
Longitude is How Long We've been Lost There!
USAF Navi-guesser

"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."

"If the wings are travelling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- however, it's probably unsafe in any case "

"When one engine fails on a twin-engine air plane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."

"What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?
If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies;
If ATC screws up, .... The pilot dies."

The three most common expressions (or famous last words), in aviation are:
"Why is it doing that?"
"Where are we?"
"Oh Shit!"

 "Airspeed, altitude and brains.
Two out of three are needed to successfully complete the flight."

"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation.
We never left one up there!"

"Flying the air plane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground who is incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."

"The Piper Cub is the safest air plane in the world; it can just barely kill you."
- Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)

"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime."
- Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970

"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."
Heard muttered by Dale Woods!


"You know that your landing gear is up and locked
when it takes FULL power to taxi to the terminal."

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives; the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, "What happened?"  The pilot's reply: "Beats the shit outta me,  I just got here myself."