Only I get to cross those lines

Today its one day later. The usual suspects have come out of hiding, to trot out the same old lame excuses as to why nothing can be done. But never, did I think the purveyors of them would try to lay them on the S.O.’s doorstep. Yet, in yet one more tribute to how low […]

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Buzzword Bingo

I came across this article the other day about the slide into jargon that the military and so many Amercian businesses have gotten into. I think Mr. Marr has a point. In the article below-he mentions the worst offenders. Several drinking games come to mind seeing this list. By Bernard Marr     I reckon […]

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Where HAVE all the fun people gone?

A friend sent me the following in an e-mail. I am so lucky to have been able to see the “Old Navy”-sadly, future generations will never get to know the fun we had: Where Have All The Fighter Pilots Gone?   We used to go to the Officers Club or NCO Club Stag Bar on Friday […]

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Christmas week.

An oldie but goody-is your Christmas shopping done? One of the things I have always marveled about, when it comes to the hymn Silent Night, is how many languages it has been translated into. In the spirit of Christmas, here is a cure little video of the song translated into Nihongo: And of course the […]

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Odds and ends.

Another week down-still not sure how many to go. I’m more than a little stir crazy at this point, but hey what’s a fellow to do? Have spent the morning, sleeping, eating, paying bills, and catching up on paperwork and expense reports. Another pretty nice day and not to hot here in “the Paris of […]

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Well, so much for that idea……

I really thought I was going to get some posting done this week. Lots to write about with the Tour De France, Steinbrenner dying, and other events going on. But alas it was not to be. Maybe tomorrow. I’m locking my blackberry in my safe and not touching it all day. Say hello to my […]

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Brain dead…..

I was going to post tonight. A 13 hour day at work cured that notion. Now if it were doing something useful that made sense-well that’s one thing. But to just have to re-do work because some idiot thinks its a good idea, and then demands things on an unreasonable deadline-that is another thing entirely. […]

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Reruns

My work here in Virginia has been very busy. Up at six-not back to the room till after dark. Dinner, phone calls and a combat nap-and the time just whisks by…………. So today-because it was so depressing, in the realization that for most people here, this is the only existence they dream of-I spent a […]

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I always wondered how they did it…….

One thing I miss living here in Hillbilly Hell Shopping Mall, is the lack of any good sushi. For a place that prides itsefl on bass fishing-they would not know a good piece of fish if it walked up and bit them on the ass. Back on the right side of the international dateline-one of […]

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Trainspotting

During my last little sojourn up north, I embarked upon an experiment. When the meetings were over, instead of staying the last night in small town New Jersey ( home of the roads with no left turns), I set off back to the Philadelphia airport and stayed the night at a hotel near there. In […]

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Making the circuit……

Of the Yamanote Line: What’s really sad, I’ve been to every station on the line at one point or another. I dated a girl from Nishi Nippori (date being a rather lose term) for a couple of months. Sigh

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Christmas Carols

One of the things I have always marveled about, when it comes to the hymn Silent Night, is how many languages it has been translated into. In the spirit of Christmas Eve, here is a cure little anime of the song translated into Nihongo: And of course the fact that Christmas Eve is coming tomorrow-also […]

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