Lynyrd Skynyrd teacher who inspired name dies

I always knew that the band Lynyrd Skynyrd named their band after their high school gym teacher, Leonard Skinner, because they hated his guts. They later befriended him. Coach Skinner was 77.

Coach Skinner was known for zero-tolerance approach to long hair on pupils, including founding members of a rock band. One of the band members, believed to be Gary Rossington, was so irked by the suspension notices he received from the headteacher that he returned with his father, who protested that his son needed to have long hair so that he could support the family with his band earnings. The headteacher was unmoved, suggesting that the youngster get a crew cut and a wig instead..

I remember when Lynyrd Skynyrd was in the plane crash in 1977. My Mom told me about it. I think it was the only music at that time that I liked and that she liked too.

There’s an article about Mr Skinner here.

Chilean Miners Trapped since Aug 5

I think about this every day.

Imagine what it would be like.

Right now there are two drills trying to reach the miners, Called Plan A and Plan B. The plan B drill already reached them, with a 12 inch hole. This needs to be widened to at least 28 inches to get the miners out.

Both these drills can drill about 30 to 40 meters a day. The miners are trapped at about 630 meters, over 2000 feet.

Now, they’ve started drilling with a drill used for oil well drilling, which surprisingly, they’ve named Plan C. This drill could drill 1000 meters a day, but the problem with this drill is accuracy, it’s a lot easier to hit a giant pocket of oil than it is to hit a 4 meter wide mine shaft. And the material in Chile is harder to drill though.

The Plan C Drill
It will be a great day when they bring those miners out alive and OK. Hope nothing goes wrong.
The 33 Trapped Miners

Brane Ded

Last night was one of the worst can’t sleep nights ever. I was up from about 1:30 till almost 5. I was waiting for it to get light, last I remember. Now I’m hurtin’ fer certain.

I made a startling discovery about dreams. If you dream you order food in a restaurant, you will wake up before it arrives. Think about, have you ever eaten in a dream? I’m thinking, and nothing is happening, I’ve only had one small sip of coffee, but I don’t remember ever eating in a dream.

I was in a restaurant, they didn’t have beef, so I ordered a big turkey dinner, which the waiter recommended. Then I woke up.

Do you ever remember eating in a dream?

Lack of preparation

Again, I must say that I don’t have anything to post about. Lack of preparation. Blogging is hard work, something you gotta do 24/7/365. If you think you can just plop down in front of the computer for five minutes in the morning and cough up these brilliant, witty posts like I do each and every freakin day then you have just got it all WRONG! You gotta go out, all day, every day, and search for the shot, beat the woodwork, climb sheer cliff faces, jump from moving cars, get dirt under your fingernails and kick ass! And if you don’t, you’ll end up just like me. Sitting here with nothing to post. Dammit!!
Yesterday was my wife and my 5 year anniversary, not our wedding anniversary, but the date we met.
Yesterday I was hanging window blinds. I am sure the wife will post pics tomorrow. She read the instructions to me over the phone and said each bracket needs one screw. But each bracket needs two screws, so I didn’t get enough wall anchors. I’ll be getting more today and finishing the job.
And that’s it. Till tomorrow Or Monday.

Not only the Austrailian Humans, the Aussie Bats too!

Australian scientists find bats have regional accents

SYDNEY (Reuters) – It’s not just people who have different accents but bats as well develop dialects depending on where they live which can help identify and protect different species, according to Australian scientists.

Researcher Brad Law of the Forest Science Center found that bats living in the forests along the east coast of the state of New South Wales had different calls.

He said scientists had long suspected bats had distinctive regional calls — as studies have shown with some other animals — but this was the first time it had been proven in the field.

(Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith; Editing by Steve Addison)

Wednesday Mindblank

ll, I can’t think of anything to post about today. Last night I was wondering about posting today.
We had that storm, Invest 92, well, it passed us and became tropical storm Karl. We had some rain. I was hoping for more than we got..

I’ve completed two lessons on my
A+ Computer Course, which doesn’t seem like much. And it’s not. I already know most of the stuff, and am wondering if I should have skipped this class and jumped to the next class I have planned.

I have been fixing up (cleaning up) my downstairs “No Girls Room” so I can use it to repair electronics as well as just store our scuba gear. I’m actually going to give it a real test today!

You know, Bloggers color palette has 70 colors, but there’s no where near 70 that you can use for text.