Piper and Gianna. You guys new they were coming!
Blatantly stolen from Theo Spark at Last of the Few.
Does give one cause to think.
Nope, I sure didn’t post much today. Been a bit tired. And NCIS was on
But mostly just tired. There’s issues going on in the life of someone very close to me that I don’t necessarily want to air out over the entire gosh darned Internet, but which have me not sleeping quite so well.
But at least I got this post up
I think they check the accuracy of all the gas pumps about once a year, but I’m not sure. I do wish there were some way to compensate for temperature across the nation and whatnot, but I guess that’s asking a bit much. I saw this guy checking out the pumps at a Rebel station while I was picking up carbonated caffeine
I wonder, just how much does gasoline expand when it’s heated to over 110° in the summer? Remember that a gallon of cold gasoline is more dense and hence has more energy than a gallon of hot gasoline. That means the colder gas will take you farther and you’ll see better mileage.
Oh well, at least I know that they check to make sure that what the pump says is a gallon of gas actually is a gallon of gas
Have fun out there
From Budman in an email the other day.
MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s the weirdest look’n belly-button I have ever seen !!!!! hey you need to lose some weight too ! couldn’t they have removed some while you were under ???????
The above is the response I received from an old Shipmate from Whidbey Island, Washington when I sent him a picture of my belly with the incisions, staples and such.
Sailor humor, it is a thing unto itself.
And I will only post the picture that Budman is refering to if and when Kath will accede to it. It isn’t bad but it isn’t pretty.
Here is a cute and cuddly for you! This is our youngest grand-daughter, Piper.
So today it was time to go get some food for Ziva which means a trip to Exotic Pets
Sorry, Kath, but it’s not all cute & furry critters this time :P I do love going to this free zoo where you can even take the little beasties home with you.
On with the pictures
Ridge tail monitors don’t get all that big and don’t look like they’d be difficult to care for, but I don’t have the money or the space for a two foot long lizard right now :wink: They do look pretty cool
Bearded dragons are also pretty cool customers. They do take a bit of care to keep, but not much compared to some other reptiles. They don’t get too big and they’re usually pretty docile
This is a gargoyle gecko and I just might have to get one of these guys in the future :D They don’t have much in the way of special requirements, they make cool noises, they’re pretty tame, they don’t get very big, and there’s even a commercial diet for them
Yes, Kath, those two pictures are for you :wink: I did take some other pics of cute critters, but they didn’t really turn out too well.
I can’t say just how cool these guys are 8) They’re only about a foot long here, but I don’t think even the relatively low price can lure me to buy one. While they’re tame, they’ve got some big time requirements when it comes to caring for them.
Well, after thinking on it, I might get a crested gecko, or maybe a gargoyle gecko sometime in the future. For now, I’ll stick with Ziva
Have fun, everyone
Wow, has it been a week already? But most of last Monday and Tuesday are still lost. I still haven’t had a cigarette since the night before the surgery. The daughter is most pleased. With being unable to even think about one for four days, it was almost a natural progression.
I did take a few snapshots of the stomach this morning. However, in deference to a request by Kath, I will not post any of them here. I have sent some to old friends, shipmates and fellow railroaders that would not be upset by them. Suffice to say that laughing lately, can hurt. One old Intruder guy I know told me it was the wierdest belly button he had ever seen….and that maybe they should have removed some of the fat that hangs over the belt. It is an old Navy Airdale thing.
The urologist’s scheduler was not in today. I need to make the appointment for that other fun evolution………..getting the staples removed. I still have to use the percosette, once in awhile. I did have to sort of keep tabs on grand-daughter Piper. Daughter showed up to mow the yard. Grandpa gave her some apple slices and graham crackers with milk. The sometime sudden directional changes that a 20 month old can hit you with are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It may take the entire month following the surgery but things are progressing in a very positive manner.
UPDATE: The Staples come out on Thursday, 01 October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is so much cooler this morning, almost — just almost — crisp, but not quite. We’re getting there.
These are pictures of my backyard. You can see everything is still green, but trust me, it won’t be for long. See the one tree behind the tall pine that’s already started to change? And some of the others have just started, too.
This is my absolute favorite time of the year, just warm enough in the days and then just cool enough in the evenings. Tons of stars in the heavens and all’s right with the world.
I’ve said it before, but its true and bears repeating – Las Vegas is a land of extremes. While we’re about to welcome fall, that season doesn’t last very long here.
As summers are blazing hot, winters are downright freaking cold!!! Yes, we had a decent amount of snow last year. I’ve also seen weather that has frozen the fountains on The Strip and kept them that way for a few days
And as “King of Somewhere Hot” is my Jimmy Buffett song for the summer, “Boat Drinks” is my song for the winter
Some of my favorite lines and phrases are in this song :) “I’ve got to fly to Saint Somewhere” is constant inspiration, but everyone I know is truly thankful I’ve never shot six holes in my freezer
First we have the lyrics:
And then we’ve got video of Jimmy performing this song live in Paris, France
Yeah, boat drinks on a cold day sound pretty good
Have a great day tomorrow, even if it is Monday
It seems strange when I think about it, but perceptions can be that way sometimes. It felt like summer would never end and yet it really wasn’t all that long.
Back on 6 June 2009, I went shooting in the desert and it was a truly glorious day :D The temperature was in the 70s and rain showers drifted across the desert.
A month later, it was freaking blazing out in the desert north of Las Vegas as I celebrated Independence Day.
Fast forward another month and Mom and Dad came to visit :D We went shooting and did a few other things and we were thankful that the temps were only about 100° that day.
It was still about 105° at the beginning of this month.
Summer may not have been as endless as I thought it was while it lasted, but Wednesday and Thursday will certainly be welcome
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