No Snow @ Our Place. Yet.

Just sitting around this morning thinking about various things. One is the state of our economy and how it’s really kind of funny. I stuck with the Navy 20+ years specifically for lifetime “free” medical coverage (which I don’t get. It costs me bucks out of my pocket), and 50% of my pay for the rest of my life. I figured it was worth taking the chance I’d get killed for this (once Great) Country (They did give TWO wars for me!). So, after taxes and medical I’m living on about half of that. And people bitch about it. (People, I notice, that have never served in the Military.) At least we get a bit more respect now than we did during Viet Nam.

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Personally, I think I did well in the Navy and was pretty good at my job. Not the absolute best Hospital Corpsman that ever was; but not bad. Not too hot on the “book learning” but never lost a patient. If they were alive when I got to them, they were alive, patched up and in no danger of dying, when I left for the next one. And a couple that were “clinically” dead are enjoying their lives today. (Hopefully)

Sick Call twice a day. Emergencies anytime. Daily Berthing and Sanitation inspections. Water testing. LGBT readings when underway. I could suture with the best of them. Even diagnosed a couple of “greenstick” fractures pre-X-Ray.


Yeah, I was once a highly trained, motivated, individual. And look at me now. Thinking about the Past. What a waste of time.

OTT, pretty normal Saturday, so far. Watching a storm move in to Eastern WaRshington. It’s just wet outside here. SWMBO is still catching up on her lost sleep. Even I “overslept” this morning and didn’t get up until 0730. Must be getting old. No, I am old. Beats the alternative though.


My Lovely Young Bride of almost 30 years showed up around 1500 and took me out to dinner at Taco Bell. Then we went to Best Buy where I spent way too much money (but not as much as I could have thanks to that gift card her Son got me for Christmas) on a new video card, 32 Gig thumb drive, and “How To Train Your Dragon” on Blue Ray. Made our usual stop at Safeway and came on home.

Almost time to hit the rack. But, instead, I installed the new video card. a GTX 750. And the HDMI works! Cool!!!!

Now it’s bedtime.

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So, I’m Thinking Of A New Life Rule

When I make a “pit stop,” I tend to take my Nexus 7 along with me and spend way too much time “sitting” there catching up on Tumblr. Yep, mostly Tumblr. Way long after I’m finished my “business;” if you know what I mean. I have permanent elbow marks on the tops of my knees.


Then, when I go to bed I’ll spend about half an hour on G+ catching up. Then another half hour on Facebook, catching up. Then finish out with Tumblr again. Just catching up you know. By that time I’m ready to go to sleep. Usually.

I never just read anymore. Which I miss. So I think I’m going to make a rule that I catch up on G+ & FB during my morning absolutions. Then, at bedtime, I can catch up on Tumblr for half an hour  before delving into the latest book I’m reading. Actually doing this is going to be the problem though. I’m a renowned procrastinator.


Not much going on today. Raining out most of the day so we’re pretty much stuck inside unless we want to pile on the clothes and rain gear. Which I don’t. So I’ve been “doing things” around the house and in my room to get ready to spray paint. Need to make a trip to Home Depot for some paint sometime soon. And my counter tops. And some 2X4’s.


Oh, something y’all should remember:

  • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  • A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  • A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law

Just in case y’all forgot. Too bad we can’t apply these rules to our Politicians. Suitably modified, of course.

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