Firehouse Pond

Do you know what Geocaching is? If not, look it up HERE.

Next to my building at work, is the airport fire station. And next to that, is a small pond.

I think it would be an excellent place for a geocache. Therre’s lots of iguanas and turtles, although I saw no turtles yesterday, when I took these pics. It’s near the airport, which means it would get lots of visitors. I work nearby, so I could easily maintain it. Plus, I’ve been thinking about putting one there for a long time. I think I’ll make it happen!

Yesterday there was a chicken checking me out at work, usually, they don’t come too close, in fact, a lot of the time they squalk and run away as soon as you open the door. But this one wasn’t scared, she came within touching distance, although she had moved away by the time I whipped out my camera.

It might be a ‘he’, not a ‘she’…

And it’s Wednesday! Have a great hump day!

Sunday Night Astronomy

Sunday night the moon was very close to a planet, Venus, I think. I took the above pics with my phone. The first is no zoom, the second, maximum. In the zoomed-in pic, you can see the man-in-the-moons nose and it looks like he’s getting reay to give somebody a kiss. I asked my wife to take the same pics with her new phone, which is supposed to have a very good camera, but they looked about the same.

I didn’t run this morning, my foot was a little swollen last night. Think I did something to it at the beach yesterday, more than I think I hurt it running. It’s alright this morning.

Have a great day!

Monday Mood

This image depicts my mood this Monday. Especially considering the hard time I had uploading it! I had to shrink it to a nearly unseeable, microscopical size before it was under the Whiney WordPress 2 megabyte limit.

Actually, I found this GIF image earlier and was saving it for a Monday to post it. I think it’s hilarious! My favorite part is when he kicks the guy in the wheelchair. And when he headbutts the woman at the beginning. As far as Mondays go, my mood isn’t all that bad. I’d rather have a few more days off, of course.

It was a good weekend, I had tacos, I got the other door replaced. I rested and read a lot. Now it’s back to work on another prefect Caribbean morning.

I got up earlier than usual this morning, I ran my streetlight pattern, my foot hurt a little, but not at the part that was broken, more like on the ball of the foot. I’m sure it will be fine after I get going again.

Have a great day!

TacoS Aturday!

Yesterday morning (or maybe Friday) I said to the wife, “I feel like eating some tacos, but not fancy restaurant tacos, grocery store shell, homemade American tacos.”

She came home from the store yesterday aternoon with all the fixin’s!

She had hers on some soft tortillas we already had, but she had one of the crunchy taco shells, just to “try them out”. (They were a new spicy kind). So, mathematically speaking, I ate 11 tacos. probably a pound of hamburger. All the cheese and lettuce, and all the tomatoes. There were no leftovers.

Yeah baby! That’s what I’m talking about! It sent my calorie counting app over the top!

Today, Sunday, Croatia VS France in the World Cup Final. I won’t be watching, because my neighbor and I are changing that second door. But GO CROATIA!

Have a great day!

WARNING: Don’t Stick Sticks in your AC Fan

I don’t know how well you can see the picture above, but it’s warning us not to stick sticks in the air conditioner fan. Who knew? I was just getting ready to stick a big ‘ol Lincoln Log in there.

Five years, and I never saw that warning till yesterday. My first thought was “Did somebody just replace this AC?” but nope, same old unit, warning me for years, and I never saw it.

About six months ago, I was on the back porch, and all of sudden our AC fan started making all this noise. Turns out an iguana had breeched the screen guard and quite destructively ended his life in our fan. I had to clean it out. It was yukky. Guts ‘n’ parts. Everywhere.
It’s Friday! I feel greatly relieved, because now I know you won’t be sticking sticks in your fans.

Have a great weekend!

Nuthin For Nuthin

I got an award for one connection.

After more than a decade of almost-daily blogging, I got an award for 20 “likes”. Without even having that feature on my blog. Maybe I’ll win the Nobel Peace Prize today!

While my foot was broken, I continued to get emails about placing high in some Garmin Step Challenge that I didn’t even know I was in. Hmmm, I’ve been laying on my back for a month, the step challenge must be a load a crap. I don’t even know who the other participants are.

Is this an example of what’s going on when people talk about “participation awards”? When every competitor wins an equal prize so the losers don’t feel bad? I don’t think this is a good practice. I think the effect would be more that the winners quit trying more than the losers try harder. Bad for society, bad for all the individuals, bad for productivity, bad all around.

It certainly isn’t my intention to post a negative post. I feel good! I actually ran this morning, my streetlight to streetlight run/walk/run/walk. My foot started hurting a little, but feels ok now, so I’m going to start picking up on the running again.

Had a couple friends over last night for a birthday dinner. Yesterday daytime it was rainy, and I didn’t go to the beach, but today is supposed to be sunny and it’s a definite beach lunch day. And let me tell you, it’s hot already. Steamy from the rain yesterday. And the sun’s barely up.

Have a great day! I gotta go get ready for work!

Day Late Dollar Short

The local newspaper finally picked up my story about the alien pig elephant..

Read the Cayman Compas HERE.

I liked the elephant speech post I posted previously. RE-reading it now, it’s quite weird, and not that funny. I put it on Facebook and it didn’t get one single like or comment. Kinda hurt my feelings.

I have a warped sense of humor.

But you heard about the elephant here first! About a full week before anywhere else!

If I celebrated birthdays, I’d do it today. 58.

AND, all the Thailand cave boys, and coach have been rescued from the cave!

Have a great day!


When I was younger, I was pretty much constantly reading. I remember the Weekly Reader Childrens Book Club at elementary school. Every few months we’d get to order books. I remember walking in class in the morning and seeing the big box on the teachers desk, and being soooo excited!

I remember reading by flashlight under the blanket when I was supposed to be sleeping. Similarly, I remember reading in my bunk on my ship in the Navy. Books circulate the ship among the readers, shipmates give you a book, and tell you how good it was, or asking if I could read that when you were done, only to be told that they ahd to give it to so-and-so, who was supposed to give it to so-and-so, being third or fourth in line. Finally I’d get it, all worn out.

I think that as my interest in compters went up, the time I spent reading went down, to the point where I went a decade or so hardly reading at all.

Well, I’m back to continous reading! And I’m surprised I ever slowed down. Book reading is good! Right now I’m reading Stephen King, Outsider. It just turned weird. I loved Ready Player One, that might be what got me going again, I saw the movie then read the book. Both were good, the same, but totally excellently different. And now I have a long list of books lined up. And I’m excited about it!

Tuesday morning, nice looking day, gotta head out to work in a minute.

Have a great day!

Cute Kitty Pics

Above are a couple of pictures of our cat, Ashy. Because I have nothing else in mind to post.

It was a very nice weekend. Saturday, went shopping with the wife, bought two doors for the front of our house. And had lunch.

Sunday, installed one of the two doors, and that door is so nice! It actually works perfectly! The old door never worked, you had to bump the holy hell out of it with your butt, really hard, to get it open, and you had to slam the holy hell out of it (several times sometimes), to get it to close. Next weekend, God willing and the creek don’t rise, we’ll put the other door on.

Good news in the news, they got five (so far) of the boys soccer team out of the Thailand cave. And the FIFA head honcho has invited them to go to the World Cup Final. Read it here. I hope they get all 12 of them and the coach, out OK. And I certainly hope hope the coach doesn’t get in trouble for taking them in there in the first place, which I rekkon he might, once everybody’s out and has time to start thinking about it. The coach is in his ’20s and is still a boy too, in my book.

Today is the sixth week since the day I got my boot-cast on my broken foot. put on, and if I didn’t get it off early, today’s the day I would have gotten it off. Today is the first day I’m wearing my regular shoes, instead of my boots.

And that’s about all I have for today, have a fantastic week!

Normal Reptile Sunday

Keeping with tradition, and following in the custom of bloggers everywhere since the days of Adam and Eve, I decided to post a reptile Sunday, where you post pictures of all the reptiles you’ve taken pictures of during the past week. So here’s mine:

This snake is headed in to work after a rough partying weekend.

Snake on the deck at my wife’s workplace.

Curleytail in the sun.

Boo-Boo the curleytail with some of her babies all piled up.

Iguana in the rain gutter. (This one’s not stuck, like the one the other day)

Green iguana, sittin’ on a fence.

Today we’re supposed to put the doors in, yesterday, after I didn’t think it was going to happen, all the pieces fell into place and we’ll be putting them in. I hope it goes well, quickly and easily. I forgot to buy new thresh-holds and hope we can use the old ones. They seem fine.

Have a nice Sunday!