“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Friday, February 25, 2011

Humor instead of content

Been a busy week, so I will leave you this.

Sometimes you just have to liven up a deployment!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Capitalism in action

Had our tax money come in today, so we loaded up the tribe and rolled up to Northern Virginia to do our bit to keep Swedish-American trade strong. Got some furniture for the bedroom shift at the Ikea store; saved a bit over what the "normal" furniture store style costs & stuff we liked better. In the process we were also reminded by the I-95 traffic, the hordes of people out shopping, and all the other stuff as to why we avoid big-city living... Too many gorram bodies trying to be in the same place at the same time.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Nice day

I took today off, spending it in the company of my lovely wife. We took care of the Y membership we'd been wanting for the family, made a grocery run, and took the little princess to lunch. Then it was time with the windows open for the warm weather while I got some painting done in the new bedroom. A nice dinner, time with the kiddos outside, and now a quiet house and an evening of no drama or madness.

Very much needed this today.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pet Peeve

If you tell everyone you will be someplace to help teach a class, then be there... instead of leaving me hanging all day teaching by myself since you couldn't get your schedule straight.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Just pretty much haven't had anything to say or write about. I'll try to fix that.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Gary Moore passed away today.

He never received half the credit his musical talent deserved.

Rest in peace sir.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Important announcement for the world

Now that's teh funneh!

Party like it's 1985

Apparently our cable company added a new channel to their lineup - The Cool TV.

Actual. Music. Videos.

Everything from classic early 80's up to modern stuff - and so far I haven't seen one reality show, opinion piece, or other waste of my time.

Who would have thought it could return...


Yes, after suffering the flu and a long week of near-death, I am truly back amongst the living. Hopefully I'll have something to write about soon.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I've officially called in deceased for the day - posting of any nature on hold til I feel somewhat sentient again.