Not Our “Normal” Friday!

Since we went on our Date Night yesterday so SWMBO could not have to hurry to go to her job interview in Poulsbo today. So, I’ve mostly been just lounging around playing on the computer and setting up to re-rip some dvd’s to .mp4 format.

Dog and I toured the back-40, watered the garden, transplanted some onions & corn, planted some new peas and spinach and spread snail bait all over the place. Things are starting to grow well already. Cool! I’m already hungry for those fresh picked peas!

What movie is this from? (I Know.)

Installed the latest Linux Mint 15-Mate & Cinnamon to virtual machines and am playing with those. I really want to switch over to Mint full time. If I can get Ham Radio Deluxe with Digital Master 780 to run in Linux on the laptop I’ll switch it over. Still have to replace the dvd drive on the laptop though. Yes, it’s still TU. I need a laptop with twice the usb ports also!

Got the Browning Model BR-1250 NMO 3/4” Hole Mount antenna mount in the mail today. Unfortunately, the truck is gone for the next 3 days with our son to some medieval festival over on the other side of the water. (I didn’t realize he’d be gone THREE days when I agreed to let him use the truck. He sure loaded up the truck bed with his “camping” stuff though!)

Here's Another Hint!

Gotta figure out a way to attach my 6-BTV antenna to the truck bed for field operations. I think my friend in PA, AB3ML, will be surprised when my signal comes through so clear! (I won’t tell him I’ll be transmitting from Oregon, Ohio!)

And I gotta figure out how I’m going to mount the ham radio in my truck. Under the seat, probably. Good thing I got the mounting kit when I bought the radio! I think I need one of those cell phone holders to hold the radio face. That should allow me to operate it on the road as either driver or passenger. (Just swivel the thing.)


Watching the live stream from KOCO News in Oklahoma City. Man, they seem to be getting their asses kicked by tornado’s and rough weather. More headed for Moore, Ok. And their Weatherperson can talk your ear off! (BTW, I think it sucks that I can watch streaming video out of Oklahoma City without a glitch, but, can’t watch KOMO News out of Seattle without it pausing to the point of frustration. Go figure!)

We Had Our Friday Date Today…

Instead of tomorrow as SWMBO has a class AND a job interview. I don’t think she’ll be able to make her class though. Not enough travel time between the two.

So, she took me to see “Star Trek: Into Darkness” at the Galaxy Theater in Gig Harbor, Wa. It was the 1000 (10 A.M.) show and there were a total of 3 people in the theater including us. I Love The Galaxy Theater!

Enterprise (NCC-1701A)

And the movie. Loved it. Fitted right in with the rest of the New Star Trek Universe. Good action and great special effects. (Although, I don’t think they should be called “special” effects anymore. Just “Effects” I think.) The turn around of Kirk dying of radiation with Spock there (Good of the Many line was used way early in the movie) was okay but I knew they’d use Kahn’s blood to bring Kirk back so I didn’t get as emotionally involved as they hoped I would. Still a good movie though. I’d go see it again.

Star Trek Consititution class comparison

Love the NEW Enterprise. Loved the New Klingon Ships (D’s). Hated the New Klingon looks.

Not sure if I like the new Doctor McCoy though. The actor who portrays McCoy is good; but the character seems really “Whiney.” Grow a pair, main!

SWMBO took me to the teriyaki chicken place over by COSTCO for breakfast/lunch (Brunch?) on the way home. Stopped at Albertson’s and bought a cinnamon bun for later. Turns out we’re feeding the Missionaries at 1930 so I left dinner to SWMBO. I’ll have my cinnamon bun eaten long before they get here.


Not much else going on. Took the dog for a walk in the rain when we got home. SWMBO made us Doctor appointments for middle of next week. Making plans for our trip. Oh, got my oil changed at Tin Can Charley’s in town.