Sunday, June 25, 2006

World War II is my favorite war....

Now, don't get me wrong. I know war is hell, and until yesterday, I would have called somone insane if they said that they had a 'favorite war.' I mean war is agression. War is death and conflict. War is bad for many reasons. Not only the cost in human life, human culture, and humanity itself.

War causes shortages and rationing. Gas, rubber, metals. All of these have been rationed. For instance, the years 1941, 1942, and 1943 saw a need for nickel that made is necessary to reduce the content of the metal in the American coin of the same name. Copper was also needed for the war effort, so pennies suffered a change as well.

This rationing have given us some rather collectible coins though:

The 'silver nickel':

And the steel penny:

In 1943 there was also a decree from the government of the United States reducing the amount of fabric that could be used to make women's bathing suits, which resulted in Louis Reard making a two piece suit 3 years later. He named it after the islands where the U.S. was testing atomic bombs, and the rest is history.

So, while I can't really condone war, I do like the bikini.....



Monday, June 19, 2006

Father's Day Redux

Ok....due to blogger being as fickle as a woman, this post (as well as the 1st fathers day post) is being logged on Monday instead of Sunday.

After golf, we dropped D back off at home, and I came home and took a much needed shower. Needless to say, I was quite tired. I can't remember if I mentioned it or not, but I was awake at 6:00 am on Sunday.

And I was not happy about it. Couple that with the excercise, the sun, and the beer, and you can imagine how bushed I was. The shower helped with that and it felt good to wash the day off.

Dinner involved a bbq at D and Sis's house. Top sirloin, oven baked potato wedges, and grilled zuchinni. It was sooooooo good. I also watched Bruce Almighty while I was there, and after the movie, we had dessert. My neice (who has become quite the little baker) made a German chocolate cake, and we also had some vanilla ice cream to go with it.

By the time I got home, I could do little but crawl into bed and crash. It was a good day all around, but by the time I flopped down to sleep, I felt like I had been beaten up.

I woke up at 6:00 again this morning, and am still unhappy about it. I think I'll have to stay up later tonight and see if I can't get a later wake up call.

Oh, yeah. I had planned to flood the posts with photos from the day, but was saddened to find out that my batteries were dead in the digital. That'll teach me. I checked after we got to the course, and well...what can I say? I'm an idiot. to do some surfing.

Buenos con queso,


Father's Day

Where to start.....

Well, being a Sunday, we of course had breakfast at Sis's place. The waffles were very good today. As was the bacon and the ham. I stuffed myself like a Thanksgiving turkey.

My sister gave me a pound of excellent designer starbucks coffee, and my mom a card to go along with the 3 month NetFlix subscription that she got me. I think I forgot to mention that she did that for me. It's pretty cool so far. In fact, I'm watching The Bourne Identity even as we speak.

After breakfast, Pops, D (sis's S.O.) and I went and played 18 holes of golf.

I expected this to be a fiasco, but was pleasantly surprised. I haven't played in months, and was prepared to have a horrible day of it. Imagine my amazement, therefore, when I shot a 56 on the front 9 (good for me) and actually beat Pops for the first time ever.

We made the turn, and tho I didn't shoot quite as well (58), I was amazed to par the first par 3 on that side. If I were to have an arch enemy, that hole would be it. My usual procedure on that hole is to throw a ball into the water from the tee, and take my penalty and a drop. Today, however, I nearly birdied it.

To quote Maxwell Smart, I missed it by that much.

I'll take the par tho.

I'm writing this in a bit of a hurry as we still have a bbq to go to at sis's. And I'm already knackered, so I'll end for now.

Look for more later.....


P.S. the above was supposed to have been posted on sunday but blogger crashed.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Boy trouble....

That sounds bad, doesn't it?.

Just to clear things up, I'm not having boy trouble, but I seem to be fielding a lot of 'what do guys think' questions lately.

I do my best, but sometimes it's hard to make you ladies believe that guys have no hidden agenda. Most of us don't even have the concentration skills to think about more than one thing at a time, let alone try to build layers into our daily conversation.

Hell, half the time we have trouble stringing coherent sentances together.

Mosquito update:

Well, I took a little nature walk the other day. I strolled over to the holding pond:

Do you see how fucking huge that thing is? It's a mosquito generator if ever I've seen one. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, it grows giant fucking bugs:

Now, a couple other images from my walk.

Snake Hill

An unnamed creek:

Don't fence me in:

A scary tree:

Ok....that's all I'm going to post now, I'm scared that blogger will choke on it. While I was walking, I was also drawn to various 'found objects.' Look for the floaters, a lens, and a curious pink scroll to follow....

Buenos con queso,


Friday, June 09, 2006

Semper Fi, baby!!

This was on one of my EQ boards today.

I guess you really can take a knife to a gun fight.

Semper Fi.



Wednesday, June 07, 2006's a little late....

but here are some Memorial Day photos.

and also cute



A shot of me:

Oh, and just so you know, winter had one last hurrah....this is from the same weekend as the barbeque...and yes, it snowed.

Take cool,