Saturday, December 29, 2007


So everyone wants to do a wheelie except me. I find that my front tires off the ground have me crashing into the wall.

Need for Speed: Prostreet has been a hoot.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Dying For

A prayer, carried by Eleanor Roosevelt, given to her by William Stephenson.

Dear Lord
Lest I continue
My complacent way
Help me to remember
Somewhere out there
A man died for me today
-- As long as there be war
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Merry Christmas

Hundreds of dollars in the hole. No broadband, and 3/4 of a grand to get it out here. Car needs new tires. Hundreds of dollars owed to me by friends and family (enough to pay everything and have much left over) and I know I'll never see it. Freezing cold outside, old leaky house. Money saved for Christmas spent on unforseen bills. No money in the budget at work, so every job is about making things work in ways that make my job harder. World sometimes feels like it's coming down on me.

And yet...

My certs are good 'til 2010. Microsoft is fixing my 360 for free. My boys are healthy. My wife is healthy. I get to go home after work every day. I'm working. We'll get back on our feet. It's Christmastime.

And I feel pretty durn good about life everytime I see my wife and boys. Sure I won't be playing Rock Band Christmas morning, or driving the coast in my new Ferrari or enjoying my new hot tub. Still, I feel pretty good. Faith, hope, family and God seem to make things bearable until they get better. Faith, hope, family and God; strength for life.

Merry Christmas everyone.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

John 11:7

“Then after that he saith to his disciples, Let us go into Judea again.”




John 1:17

For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Escapist : Zero Punctuation: Heavenly Sword and Other Stuff

The Escapist : Zero Punctuation: Heavenly Sword and Other Stuff

OMFG. If you're a gamer, and aren't at work, and don't mind a bit of cussing this video review is incredible. He has two others for Fable, and the demo for The Darkness that can be found over at YouTube. The man has quite a biting sense of humor, great delivery, and great timing. Go see it.


Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Sarcastic Gamer

Okay, new blog out there, and I figure if I have any readers left after ignoring them and this blog for so long I'd let you know of a new gaming blog out there, called The Sarcastic Gamer. Listen to his "Ring of Fire" XBox360 parody and his "PS3 Has No Frickin' Games" parody. Cracked me the heck up. Miss ya guys, well guy actually since I'm sure I only have "A" single reader left. Oh, and go clean your room.


Monday, June 18, 2007

Unmatched Capabilities

“Faced with these competing demands, our options are to either let our unmatched

capabilities wither or cut our manning to invest in tomorrow's warfighting capabilities.”



I don’t know what planet the Secretary is from, but our manning is an integral part of “our unmatched capabilities.”  Without the manpower and technical ability of our airmen we don’t have those unmatched capabilities.  F-22’s are a non-issue if you don’t have the highly skilled technicians to keep them in the air.  Let’s be honest, the Air Force no longer has the level of competency and skill in it’s technical and craft skills because of all the cuts over the last decade.  Back shops are being asked to train their airmen in multiple demanding crafts that took more than a single enlistment term to become highly competent at (let alone master) when all four years could be dedicated to the single craft.  Now we’re giving journeyman levels away in two years that would take four to five years, on the outside, for just one of those crafts.  Welder, 3-5 year apprenticeship (USAF 3-4).  Machinist, 3-5 year apprenticeship (USAF 3-4).  Welder/Machinis 6-10 years, 3-5 years for each craft (USAF 3-4 years).   Today the Welder/Machinist craft in the USAF will be 1.25 years, since 15 months will be the minimum, and it is likely that the USAF will be pushing for that.  So the USAF went from 3 years for a craft to 3 years for two crafts to 1.25 years for two crafts.  On a single craft basis we see 3 years to 1.5 years to .75 years.


I don’t know how the Air Force can justify calling someone a journeyman welder in nine months or a welder/machinist in less than twice that.  I assume that will also include 96 days of technical school, so we’re really only looking at one year OJT before the Air Force waves its magical wand and pronounces that these recruits are now capable of doing every job necessary with minimum supervision.



Friday, January 19, 2007


My daughter, bit of a wiseass, leaves a comment on my often updated blog. Often as in almost orphaned. So let's talk about her.

She's pretty, pretty smart (though I doubt she realizes it), pretty tough, pretty tomboy, pretty sweet and pretty damned wonderful. Since she was first hanai'd I've been quite proud of her. There are hiccups in all that sometimes, but all in all a pretty wonderful young lady. Truth is that all my children fit that description. My grandson, who is going to need a good strong Hawaiian name incidentally, will probably fit that same description.

The only real problem is that we miss her bunches. Love you Aubzikins.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Supervillian Kalroy

Your results:
You are Apocalypse

Mr. Freeze
Dr. Doom
The Joker
Dark Phoenix
Lex Luthor
Poison Ivy
Green Goblin
You believe in survival of the fittest and you believe that you are the fittest.

Click here to take the "Which Super Villain are you?" quiz...