Monday, November 28, 2011
When It Rains . . .
Well, I guess this was coming . . .
I had taken a bit of advice from The Silver Coyote and started on a Chondroitin and Glucosamine regimen. Well, It actually did help things! My paws don't ache on a cold morning and my knees don't sound like Rice Crispies when I stand up. Thanks for the tip, SC!
I am losing either the display inverter or the back light bulb for my trusty Dell Inspiron 1501. It's okay for a bit, then it just blacks out. I'm running it right now with a monitor backup, waiting until the screen blanks again. If I can shine a light on the screen and see images on it, the back light is bad. If it's entirely black, that would be the inverter. Just waiting now.
Anyway, still plugging away at chapter 15, some fun stuff happens in this one so maybe I'll have it hammered out soon. On a sour note, I've been called for jury duty again. No surprise, it's been thirteen months. Summons was right on time. Random selection my @$$!
Sorry for the rant.
Kellan, the disgusted old warhorse.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Civilian versus Military
Just thought I would share this with my online family and friends.
Civilian versus Military
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Tell you not to do something stupid when drunk.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will post 360 security so you don't get caught.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs. So-and-so.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Hope the night out drinking goes smoothly and hope
that no one is late for the ride home.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Know some wild stuff will happen, set up rally points and an E & E route.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will be sitting next to you saying, Damn, we f**ked up but, hey, that was fun!"
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Steal each other's stuff so often nobody remembers who bought it in the first place.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will listen to your relationship problems and hope it
works out for you.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will listen to you over a long hard road march, and will help you straighten it out better than Dr. Phil.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Might try to hit on your girl behind your back.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Have spooned with you in the field more than your girl has, and would never even think about doing that.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will wish you had enough money to go out that night,
and are sorry you couldn't come.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will share their last dollar with you, drag you along, and try to work free drinks all night.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Want the money they loaned you back next week.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Can't begin to remember who owes who money after taking care of each other for so long.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will tell you "They'd take a bullet for you."
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will actually take a bullet for you.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will ignore this
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will re-post this.
Kellan, the old warhorse