Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Old Salt Learns At 66+ Years

Ya think you have lived to be 66+ and know who you are, then along comes someone and blows it all to hell!

The Old Salt sat down at the Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee.

As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him..

She turned to the Old Salt and asked, 'Are you a real sailor?'

He replied, "Well, I've spent my whole life working on and sailing in submarines; first an Auxiliary Submarine (essentially a reclassified fleet submarine with no snorkel as built for WWII), followed by Guppy 2, Guppy 2A and a Guppy 3 diesel configurations, then an ancient nuclear submarine (already 21 years of age when I went aboard) and lastly a brand new Los Angeles Fast Attack. I taught many sailors in various schools during my service tenure as well as those I taught on-the-job. I have sailed in the North and South Pacific, the North and South Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the English Channel. I have visited Hawaii, Canada, England, France, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Panama, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Curacao, Jamaica, Mexico, Belize by ship or submarine, so yes, I guess I am a sailor."

She said, 'I'm a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about naked women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about naked women. When I shower, I think about naked women. When I watch TV, I think about naked women. It seems everything makes me think of naked women.'

The two sat sipping in silence.

A little while later, a young man sat down on the other side of the Old Salt and asked, 'Are you a real sailor?'

He replied, 'I always thought I was, but I just found out I'm a lesbian.'

Thursday, December 16, 2010

St. Augustine, For Lights And Eats, Merry Christmas

Tonight, the Blushing Bride and I went to St. Augustine, FL to stroll around and check out the Christmas Lights. We also stopped at Barnacle Bill's for some seafood; a shrimp appetizer followed by a salmon entree.

Huguenot Cemetery, St. Augustine, FL

Another view.

Visitor Center, there is a parking garage in the rear. This makes a great starting place for a walking tour.

A globe on the visitor center's grounds.

Cute train advertising one of the St. Augustine trolleys.

Side view of visitor's center.

Some shops in the center of town.

Queen Isabella's Garden, I have personally never seen anyone in this area but it always looks nice. Maybe that's why.

Tree lights.

Steeples against the sky.

Steeples against the sky #2.

More Tree lights.

Christmas Tree in the park.


Lightner Museum lighted up for Christmas.

A bookstore on a side street.

St. Augustine is a lot more comfortable on a weekday in December than a weekend in August. It was cool and a minimal number of people makes taking pictures much easier.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Family & Friends At Fort Rucker's Turkey Trot

On their way to the track.

What's my time.

Blushing Bride alert.


Son & Dad cross the line.

With medal.

Group photo.

Group photo 2.

Group photo 3.

Group photo 4.

Three generations and the "somebody cried" tradition continues.

Watching TV after the race.

Smiley face.

Watching TV with her dolls.

Someone's play area.

Babies in the hamper.

Mastering A New Skill With No Tears