Saturday, July 30, 2011


Starting a new diet routine... watched a video where this guy lost 75lbs, just by juicing... not the steroid type juicing, I mean pulverized veggies and fruit.

Hopefully, when I'm done, I'll be half the man I used to be!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Back to Work

You know.... you'd think that someone would pick up the slack while you were away on company business.
But NOOOOO.... my world stood perfectly still whilst I was away... well, not completely still. I was able to remotely log on to my computer at work, at night after the training classes, whilst others were sitting down at the bar, enjoying adult beverages and each others company.

I became intimate with my company issued laptop and the hotel login screen.

I really know how to party... eh?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gone for a Week

I only went to Atlanta... for training for the company I work for. I learned things I never wanted to learn, but learn them I did. It will look good on my review for next year if nothing else.

While I was gone, the Space shuttle separated from the International Space Station (ISS), for the very last time. It left orbit after a day and landed back at not only it's former home, but it's future home, as it will be on display at the Kennedy Space Center after it has been stripped of anything technical (secret stuff). After that, it will be placed on a static display, where it will most likely be climbed all over by kids with sticky fingers, re-hydrated, dehydrated ice cream will be dripped all over it, chewing gum stuck on the floor, bird shit all over the windows.... not a fitting end for a great Space Ship.

Hopefully they will put it in a building, where it can be preserved and studied by future Astronauts.

OK NASA... you're up.

What is the new amazing piece of space hardware that will woo the crowd and once again leave them breathlessly awestruck?

Who knows, but what would really impress me would be this. Go back to the moon NASA. I think there's stuff there to be discovered. While you're there, how about building a space ship factory, that could launch rockets from the moon on a sled.... it might not cost 600 billion dollars for every launch...

Now THAT would impress me...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Blogger Etiquette

Blogger is like Las Vegas....

1. What's posted in blogger, stays in blogger.
2. Comments are where any opinion should be placed. If you're not going to comment on the blog, then why bother reading it.
3. What's posted in blogger, stays in blogger.

If you have any questions concerning this...


Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Part of Me Died

Yesterday at approximately 11:27 am, a part of me died, and in a few days, I will lose a friend. Yesterday marked the end of an era. An era that as Americans and humans, we should be very proud. STS-135, and the Space Shuttle Atlantis left for the International Space Station on its 33rd and final trip to orbit, and ended a 30 year program, producing technology that has changed the world, and brought us flying high into the 21st century.

On the morning of April 12, 1981, Robert Crippen and John Young piloted the Columbia into the next century on STS-1. I was very fortunate to have been there for the first launch. I couldn't help but be there for the final launch. I could go on and on, but watch the video below.

The Closeout Crew sends its farewell and thanks after helping the final space shuttle crew into their seats before liftoff.

Guys, I couldn't have said it better. God Speed Atlantis... return home safely.