Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet.

Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet

Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hump Day Rule 5 - Maya Gabeira

A little less than a year ago, Maya damn near bought the farm surfing the big waves off Portugal.

The video is all in Portuguese, but well worth watching.

That's tough enough.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Time for some Horse-Trading

I just finished Orphanage and Orphan's Journey by Robert Buettner.

The only bad thing about that is that they're book 1 and 3 of a five-book series.

Orphan's Destiny
Orphan's Journey
Orphan's Alliance
Orphan's Triumph

Who's got the other three?
I have a whole pile of paperbacks available for trade. Science Fiction, Military Fiction, Murder Mysteries, etc, etc..
I will trade two-for-one for the remaining three books in Buettner's series.
Let me know, and I'll send you a list to choose from.

P.S. - Yes, I know damn well I could just look them up on Amazon and have them on the way to me today, but where's the fun in that?

P.P.S. - No. I don't trade any Mike Z., OldNFO, BRM, Anti-Soma, MHI or Brigid. Sorry. Those are keepers.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Did I Just Get a Warm Fuzzy?

The British papers are saying that this guy...

The one in the black pajamas

is probably actually this guy...

"L Jinny"

For a lot of years, I've been watching some poor schmuck (usually American) get his fucking head cut off on YouTube.

We used to joke around about that shit. Me and my buddies. Wandering around in some third-world shit-hole. We always used the buddy system. 
We would say to each other, "Just don't let me get my head cut off on some YouTube video, man."

Har Har

I spent a few years living in England. I even got to know some of the squadies, did a few rounds at the pub with them.
I was stationed there when 9-11 happened. God, that was a crazy time. Not one of those boys failed to come up to me and offer his condolences; along with a promise that they would do whatever they could to set things straight.

Well, here's your chance, Gentlemen.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday morning sleep-in #100

Feeling patriotic this morning.

Gabby has me feeling even more patriotic than usual.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Morning Coffee #120

Hellified long week.

It finally caught up with me. I crashed hard yesterday. For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to sit down on the couch for a few minutes around three in the afternoon.

Woke up at seven.

Fuck it. I went right back to bed at ten and slept until six this morning.

Feeling much better now.

Our two Ebola patients were released this week from the hospital in Atlanta.

How long before the unknown zombie side effects from the Z-mapp kick in?


Wednesday, August 20, 2014


No Hump Day Rule 5 post this morning.
Just work stuff getting in the way of blogging. (As it should be)

Here...a consolation prize.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

No Plan Survives...

So Sunday I drive my ass out to Macon GA so I can be on site early Monday morning. My plan is to wrap things up there by lunch time and get my ass back home. I don't have anywhere else I have to be until I need to be in Decatur AL first thing Wednesday morning. Tuesday was going to be a slack off and catch up on paperwork day.

Noon on Monday I get the call, jump in my truck in Macon, and I'm in Decatur Monday night so I can be on site by 0830 Tuesday morning.

Tuesday Morning at 0700 I get the call, meeting is actually at 0800.
Oops, sorry man. Can you get here?

I made it there.

Now I'm home in B-ham. Tired out, cranky and I still have to be in Decatur at 0800 tomorrow for the original meeting.


I believe these are rubber bullets, can anyone confirm?