Monday, March 31, 2008

Short Twenty

Not that I am real bad about wanting comments, but "we" didn't make it to 300 this month. I had a great picture lined up, but something that will not do for at least another year. This blog is getting close to the three thousand mark though. And maybe I will do something real special for that. We shall see.

Poet Smurf, For Fun

Your Score: Poet Smurf

You are 44 % Action Driven, 60% Interpersonal, 46% Street Smart, and 64% Artistic

This test measured 4 variables.

First, this test measured if you place a higher value on words or actions. Both have their own advantages. For instance a skilled negotiator and a skilled firefighter both save lives.

Second, this test compared your intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligences. Simply put intrapersonal intelligence means you understand yourself, while interpersonal intelligence means you understand others.

Third, this test measured if you are more book smart or street smart. Book smart people may be more interested in a variety of topics, while street smart people focus on the most relevant information. Smurfette is very street smart, while Poet Smurf is not.

Fourth, this test measured if you prefer an artistic or functional approach to life. Artistic people may concentrate more on details and ambiance, while functional people focus on if it works. In this case Vanity Smurf would be considered Artistic while Hefty Smurf just wants to lift stuff up.

You are more word driven, more interpersonal, more book smart, and more artistic.

Let's find out why you are Poet Smurf!

Poety Smurf is obviously more interested in words than action. He spends most of his time just writing away. Like Poet Smurf you understand the value of the pen. You understand that words can often be more effective than force. Your high interpersonal intelligence suggests that you know other people well. Poet Smurf loves sharing his masterpieces with others.

You probably are more comfortable learning about something new instead of jumping right into it. Poet Smurf is so book smart oriented that his daydreaming often gets him into danger. Finally he uses his writing to reveal his artistic side. Like Poet Smurf you appreciate art, creativity and design.

The 16 possible smurf categories are...

Lazy Smurf, Slouchy Smurfling, Hefty Smurf, Papa Smurf, Jokey Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Sassette Smurfling, Grandpa Smurf, Handy Smurf, Dreamy Smurf, Painter Smurf, Poet Smurf, Baker Smurf, Vanity Smurf, Smurfette, Tailor Smurf

Here is the link to the test:


I am now on facebook.

Really, so that I can play scrabulous.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Quizzes for Fun

Ron from Warped Mind of Ron did some quizzes and I am following suit, for fun.
You Passed 8th Grade Math
Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!
Could You Pass 8th Grade Math?

You Are 88% Evil
You're the most evil person you know.
The devil is even a little scared of you!
How Evil Are You?

Your Famous Last Words Will Be:
"So, you're a cannibal."


The Hornivore

Random Brutal Sex Master (RBSM)

The Hornivore

Don't ever marry, you're The Hornivore. Roaming, sexual, subhuman.

The Hornivores (you) are some of the most screwed up and naughty beings in the Universe. And their numbers are growing, mostly due to skipped or misused contraception. You care not. There's one thing you want, one sole need.

Half manly, half bestial, you act on instinct, and animal charisma smoothes the way. It's unlikely you're driven by much other than your own selfish, orgasmic requirements. Your appearance and personality have evolved for the hunt. Ass beckons, you oblige.

For the record, you can happily bang all personality types, however your match percentages might be low with the kinder, more sensible people of the world, purely because they all wish to avoid you. Good luck to them.

"One day, the villagers came with torches to the house. In the smoldering ashes, stray dogs looked for cooked flesh."

Saturday, March 29, 2008

State of the Wyldth1ng, Part II

My thumb/wrist is improving but ever so slightly. My thumb pain is almost all gone, except when I use my hand gripping "things" a lot, like dumb ass. My wrist pain has not changed, it took a while to figure out that I have more than one injury in the same location.

The home I am trying to purchase is in the repair stage of the negotiations and it appears the seller is going to do all the repairs that I have asked for. Which equates to a lot of money I don't have and will not have to worry about. I thought about if it is still worth it, and I believe it is. My closing date as a result has now shifted to end of April.

I had talked to my old boss (the guy who is in charge of the avionics) and was told not to expect to come back anytime soon. I don't know how I feel about that. In my current job, I have lots of responsibility and few troops; in the job in avionics I would less responsibility but lots of troops to lead.

I will end of posting pictures eventually on Flickr of what I got from the Dining In. Nothing too fancy just a picture or two of my date and I.

Friday, March 28, 2008

RevGals Friday Five: Milliionares

Singing Owl of RevGals writes:

Lingering effects of a cold have me watching more television than usual. There appears to be a resurgence of the old daytime staple--the quiz show. Except they are on during prime time, and a great many of them offer the chance of winning one million dollars.

I think it started with Regis Philbin and "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" but now we have a half dozen or so.

My husband and I started musing (after watching "Deal or No Deal") about what we could do with a million dollars. I thought I'd just bring that discussion into the Friday Five this week. It's simple. What are five things you would want to do with a million dollar deposit in your bank account?

So this is my list:

1) Pay off my debt and my parents debt.
2) Invest 75 percent of what is left over in securities.
3) Buy a pinball machine.
4) Buy a "Bee Bop" truck for my Mom.
5) Donate a large portion to the 4-H Clubs of America.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dining In

I am posting that I won't be posting anything else today. Today I am in preparation for a Dining In tonight. A Dining In is a traditional formal diner with guests that follow the rules of Mess Nights.

For a historical research go here:

If you wanted to bore yourself with the actual formalities you can go to Chapter 24 of MCO P5060.20.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Middle Name Meme

I have been tagged by Steve of Beyond Assumptions since February and since I got that round tuit I figured I had no choice.

1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.

2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name.

3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name.

B- boy, I am a boy.
E- earnest, I am earnest most of the time.
R- real, I am not a fake person; I am real.
N- nifty, I think this word explains itself with me.
A- air-winger, I am an air-winger with the Marines.
R- regental, At times, I can be regental.
D- daemon, The heathen in me can be usually daemon.

(This almost was my first name after my father, but I was named by my brother instead.)
The following list is of people/blogs who will most likely never do this meme, but you have to try:
all the way from oy to vey
Mock, Paper, Scissors
Random thoughts and Acts of Stupidty
Zaius Nation
Suzi Riot

A Link to Blonde Sagacity

This post by her resonates what I have said in earlier posts.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Absentee Voting

I have voted for the first time this year via an absentee ballot. Or to be more correct the ballot is the same one that everyone in my ward sees, it just has a couple of blocks filled out differently. I went and did my research of the candidates for the offices in which they are running for and it is pretty much a shoe in for most of the candidates. The box says something like "vote for no more than three" and there are three candidates. There was a referendum question that is worded kind of funny and I had to reread that a few times, but I think I made the right choice. I then put it in the envelope, sealed it and had my witness sign it. I dropped it off in the mail this afternoon.

Pretty simple.

Let's say you want to vote via absentee ballot and you didn't know where to go, then go here:
or go here: for the guide.

Happy voting!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Living Memoir

Italian Bird had tagged me awhile ago for this six word meme and I have just been lazy in getting around to it.

1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
Magnanimous Verbose Shrewd Chivalrous Solicitous Legionnaire
I am not tagging anyone this time around. You can thank me in the comments, because I am a comment libertine.

Slow Down

I drank like a "pixie" yesterday and today I have been feeling the "effect" all day. I am not stupid enough to tell anyone out loud that I am never going to do that again because I know I am probably going to do it again. (Just not in the too near future.)

I did see bunnies, I wasn't impressed, but I paid for "them" anyway. This is called the classic dumb male syndrome. Flash anything that sparkles or has buttons and you've just gained our attention.

The smarter part is I drank about a gallon of water before turning in for the night, so no headache today. Yea! It just seems that everything is moving at a much slower rate today.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

To See the Bunnies

Today I have a lunch date at a"gentleman's" club. I am going to Toby's.
(It is not the high dollar type place. We are in the armpit of the universe here in Jax, NC. )

Today there is no cover, so we are starting off on the right track. (Ten bucks, five if you are a member) (No, I am not a member)

The place is across the street from the air station, on the Hwy 17. There are several bars in the same area: 100 proof club next to it, then south is Flanagan's and little more south is Rena J's. ( I threw in this info for those that get lost.)

Saturday, March 22, 2008


The hero always dies. The good always die young. And there is no more innocents.

I wish for a romance, I do. I want to rescue that damsel in distress and lift to her feet and give her that magic kiss that will be the beginning of the relationship that will end all relationships. One that will be written about and sought after by many for this one is different, this one will be the true love, a love that could defy death, a love that is stronger than the universe itself.

But I live in reality, and tragedy is part of it. So love is not.

The Hunter or The Hunted

I was thinking about tracking cookies and how each blogger that I know gets addicted to see where everyone is from. In case you all didn't know I came from my Mom.
I use a few different means to track the people that come here:

The Truth Laid Bear
Haloscan (which is also my commenting host)

All offer something different and here is the best part all are FREE. With Haloscan I am able to track by month how many comments I receive which is how I can tell you who gave what number comment. (I do donate to Haloscan but I think it is worth the addiction.)

Some of the embed text works both ways and helps other people track me as I have tracked them, so I chalk this up to the thrill of the chase.

Pop-up Commenting

I have been told by several people that they have a hard time commenting on my site due to my pop-up browser for commenting. Haloscan has actually fixed this for me quite some time ago, but I failed to mention it to anyone. If you are one of the unfortunate few that have this problem, click on the title of the post you want to comment on. The comment box will be part of the page that reloads with the post. Now, you can comment without worrying about a pop-up box. Yea!

Friday, March 21, 2008

RevGals Friday Five: Good Friday

RevHRod of RevGals writes todays Friday Five:

1) Our prayer concerns are as varied as we are this day. For whom would you like us to pray?
All service members

2) Are there things you have done or will do today to help the young ones understand this important day in our lives?
There are no young ones for me to teach today.

3) Music plays an important part in sharing the story of this day. Is there a hymn or piece of music that you have found particularly meaningful to your celebrations of Good Friday?
I am sure everyone states "Were you there" It is only piece that I can remember from my childhood that was ever special for today.

4) As you hear the passion narrative, is there a character that you particularly resonate with?
Pontius Pilate

5) Where have you seen the gracious God of love at work lately?
Sorry, I will have to reserve my right to comment later.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Shopping and Bunnies

I really need to go shopping.


I need new clothes, military and civilian; stuff for my truck, like seat covers(so other people don't fuck up my insides for me), toolbox, a sun or moon visor or something like that; "smell good" or "sure fuck"; hygiene stuff like alcohol (for my razor), new tooth brush would be nice, maybe a toilet cozy.

The main thing is I need clothes and I can admit it, I suck at shopping for myself in the clothes department. So I tend to not go and stay in a different decade as everyone else. I know that if I feel the need to buy pants I have to ask a woman if my ass looks good or not in them. (Took me years to figure that one out.)

Enough about shopping, the other part of this post is the bunnies.
I have no plans for the weekend. So what does a "normal" single man do?
I plan on seeing bunnies at the bar.
Some people see elephants, I plan on seeing bunnies.

Another Good Article From Colonel North

Here is the link:,2933,340048,00.html

Please read it.

Some important excerpts:
"... reenlistments have never been higher and every service is exceeding its recruiting goals. "

"Since 2004, more than 4,000 civil reconstruction projects, including 325 for electrical distribution and 320 water treatment facilities have been completed. More than 3,000 schools and 75 hospitals, clinics and health care facilities have been renovated or built from the ground up while nearly 3,200 primary health care providers and physicians were being trained "

My Opinions Don't Matter

There have several websites that have been stopping me from commenting on their sites. Apparently I struck a nerve or they don't like me.

Jonestown and Mock, Paper, Scissors both have stopped my comments from posting on their respective blogs. Jonestown stopped linking to me awhile ago.

Got to love hate.

**UPDATE 2216**
I may give Jonestown and MPS a second chance. Life is all about second chances.

Slow Mustangs

It just really pisses me off when you're driving along and you're moving at a decent pace, when you come up to a someone in a sports car who is going slow. What is the point of having a fast car if you don't go fast in it?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What is Black and White and Read All Over?

While being extremely busy at work I happened upon this page on the internet:

I think it is nifty.

Five years of Iraq

I am not going to give you all a watered down verson of something I have either said or have posted before. I will however post two links of what and why, we do what we do:

The Only Exit Strategy

Analogy To Share

If you read one, then you should read both. I know both are a little long, but the point is made well.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

MALS 29 Tee

I had made up this tee when I went on leave and had given one to my Mom and the other to a friend. Apparently, the design is well liked so here is a link if you would like one of your own.

create & buy custom products at

(Editted 2017, the links were omitted and the main page was replaced. )

Shift Change

I seem ill fated to get a sun tan or maybe you could look at it as I have no tan lines. I am working nights again and I am doing a similar job that I was doing while in AA.

So if I do talk to you in the near future I most likely will talk a lot because I am in an office by myself for a few days.

The Power of Butter

Now that some of you that have been reading me feel that I have left reality for something simpler in life, know this, I love to let my mind slip through all the channels of reality. (Just sometimes I am not ready to debate it.) The below post has seemed to confused several onlookers of this blog and want me to explain myself further. Well, I will not. I have fully explained the below situation and everything that it says is a true fact. Also, it appears that my titles have confounded several others as well. The titles while seemingly not related are actually a well rounded thesis statement.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sharp as Tack

While perusing the scenery one day I noticed the items on the menuet to be quite blistery. The thorns trickled with blood and glistened as it fell. Careful to not gain the attention of of would be attackers, I hopped over the fence only to be pushed aside by the anestrus of a much more colorful person than I.

If in the hollow of man, such a feat is looked upon as normal as any man could do, then shudder the facts as they hit the floor with such a magnitude that the heaven above shall know new boundaries. This truth I bare, is not for me, but for you; so that you can hold the cup in your bosom like none before.

Don't scorn me with your tales, I will not have it. I will not. For my fare is heavy and only I can carry it.

Do not fret. I have been here before. I know this limits and I know what awaits.

Soon I will be with you all; soon I will join the fray.

Friday, March 14, 2008

RevGals' Friday Five:Palms(Late Edition)

Mother Laura of Revgals writes:
To help you adjust( to the new time)--and enjoy the process--here's a Friday Five about time and transitions....

1. If you could travel to any historical time period, which would it be, and why?
November 10th, 1775 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Tun Tavern, standing near the bar)

2. What futuristic/science fiction development would you most like to see?
The technology used in the book"Ender's Game"

3. Which do you enjoy more: remembering the past, or dreaming for the future?
Both and Neither

4. What do you find most memorable about this year's Lent?
Cows, LadyBurg, Dr. Burg, The Fruits, and Evil Twins Wife

5. How will you spend your time during this upcoming Holy Week? What part do you look forward to most?
Most likely I will be in a bar after noon and drinking a Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss Bier. The beer part.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What is H/T?

I thought it meant either hostage taker(1), hat trick(2), or hat tip(3). It also seems that most people who use this abbreviation don't really know what is means.

If (one) then you are a bad guy.
If (two) then you just did three successful attempts of something, usually in sports.
If (three) then you just acknowledged someone, similar to the saluting of officers of higher ranks in the military.

There probably are more meanings to this H-T phenomenon but no seems to be the wiser.

I am Not an Obama Fan

I am trying to not be too political here but, the Obama family just pisses me off. Here is an article about him wanting to bomb one of our allies:,2933,291982,00.html

And while I know the following link is to another blog, there are several good links of supporting evidence :

And what is this all about:,2933,337308,00.html

It seems to me in my opinion that everytime I see this guy in the news there is more stuff that I don't want in a President.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

U-Tube and Other Stuff

In an effort to be "hip" and not be "whack" to anyone, I have posted some crap on You Tube at

I am still working on the embed idea, but some of these videos are pretty big so I didn't want to slow down the page load too much.

I also added a favorites section on the side bar, not your favorites but mine. Each had some quality that I still enjoy today, some of my opinions have changed but the posts are still awesome.

Share and Share Alike

While on leave, I went to my high school that I graduated from to visit one of my history teachers. This guy is probably one of the biggest reasons why I enjoy history as much as I do. He had made the class fun and interesting and the world did not seem as scary. Well, my thinking was he and maybe his class would be interested in maybe five or ten minutes of information about the last year of my life. I am thinking this would be a great opportunity for a history class.

I never made it, to see him or any class at my high school, and this is why:

I went to the high school office and upon entering I had told the secretary my intentions her reply was, " You cannot see anyone in the high school, especially a teacher, without an appointment." I then replied with, " This is the last weekday I am in town, couldn't I go in between periods and catch him and ask if he had some time of about ten minutes?" Her reply was frank and coarse, "No. "

I am a person that does not give up easily so I attempted to see someone else that was free in the administration since this rule did not seem to apply. And I was able to stay a little longer while I talked to the guidance counselor who was once once of my math teachers. (Another good teacher that made me enjoy math.) While I talked to her, I still attempt to see any class and talk with any of the "Good" teachers, but my attempts were futile. I even talked to the new and current principal, who in my opinion is very timid. (Which that seems funny, because everyone else I talked to said she rules with an iron fist.)

I did have a great conversation with my old math teacher, but a nary a student. Is my first hand experience in a situation that boring, that I couldn't be seen? The biggest excuse I was given is that there is too much disruption of the class time to see any visitors. I am just missing the point that these people were trying to tell me. I cannot figure it out. Also, you must also realize that I have visited the school before with teachers and students, once after I came back from Kosovo and a time after when I went to Zaire. (Zaire does not exist anymore, so don't bother looking it up.) Both of those times, I received a warm welcome and was told to come back more often. I even was a pen pal to one of the classes while I was Albania.

I just don't get it. The opportunity was there, but I was met with an iron gate.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Shell Game

While I believe I am a realist at heart, I really have a hard time believing in the good.

The good in people. The good in politics. The good in a soul. The good in tomatoes. The good in life.
( I threw in the tomatoes for fun.)

Knowing my family if they decide to read this, the reaction will undoubted be in disbelief for what is really is. My friends or at least the ones that see me often to say they are my friends will if they read this say this post is a ruse or a play on words. The people I have met on the virtual reality will chalk this one up to a pessimistic behavior pattern common in people of my stature. The true point to this post is to say that I am empty. Vacation really did not help fill it. I wanted to think that but it is not the case.

I am empty.

I do not know how to fill it.

I am empty.


I was wrestling with the idea of the blog post title and was thinking of something like " I got big balls" or "Tweety-Bird meet Abominable Snowman" but have decided to go with something a little more shrewd. I was thinking the reason why most of the vacation I had was such a success is because the people I met were so down to earth and interesting. Well, I have a theory on why that is so. We are all humbled in some way. All of the people I encountered have suffered in some way to expose ourselves to the elements of life. We all know that life can be bigger than us and are not afraid to admit it.

I really don't know, it is a theory.

Monday, March 10, 2008

End of Vacation

I just got back tonight from my adventures. On the way back, I visited the Evil Twin's Wife and the "Evil Twin."
Neither of us thought about a picture, Shame on Us!

As a consolation prize I did take photos of the driveway(in West Virginia) but they will have to wait a few days until I can upload them.

Friday, March 07, 2008

RevGals Friday Five: Hope

The RevGals Friday Five is inspired by hope. Sally writes:

What have you seen/ heard this week that was a :
(Side note from the author, this one is a little more difficult.
So polar bear with me.)

1. Sign of hope?
I will have to get back to you all on this one.

2. An unexpected word of light in a dark place?
My Father should be okay if he follows the advice of the doctors he has been seeing.

3. A sign of spring?
Other people's smiling faces.

4. Challenging/ surprising?
Brett Favre is starting a new life and retires from the Green Bay Packers.

5. Share a hope for the coming week/month/year....
I hope the pain will go away.

Bonus play... a piece of music/ poem guaranteed to cheer you?
Instant Pleasure by Rufus Wainwright
(Note: You could click on the link on the side bar to hear it. If it doesn't start right away click on play at the bottom of the page.)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Sam's Fine & Spirits - Valders, Wisconsin

Sam's Fine Food and Spirits is my parent's establishment. They have been in this restaurant since 1991. So this would be my formidable years of high school. Sometime while being in the Corps I made a website to help in advertising and has been my contribution to the family business. I really need to work on this website and I will once I settle in North Carolina. Here are the main pages:


Monday, March 03, 2008

Bad Blogger, Bad

I am way behind the times. I went and visited Ladyburg, Presbyfruit, and The Village Carpenter on my travels to Wisconsin. I was given the photo and have not posted it yet, but they all have. (Either a camera was forgotten or it was dead, only TVC's camera was able to take a a photo and her camera has seen the day as well.)

Presbyfruit is in red, TVC in black, moi in blue, and Ladyburg in chartreuse.
I did not spend enough time there and the area was rich in architecture and culture I will have to figure out another trip. ( With less snow though.)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Wonderful Wisconsin Winterland

It might be too early to say wonderful, but the alliteration I wanted to use makes it just so. It snowed all the way from Ohio to my final destination in Valders, Wisconsin. (It is a small town of about a grand.) My current plan is to stay up here for a about a week, but I have no solid plans. I know when I have to be back, so I might even leave early. They is a body shop conveniently located right behind my folks place, so I am going to be having some touch-ups done while here on my truck. I won't be posting as often as normal, since I am on vacation and technology seems to be a tad lagging in this area.