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Sunday, May 16th, 2010
4:18 pm
Darn windows users...
So, back in college now to finish my degree in Criminology.

Got introduced to this ting called the APA format ( American Psychological Association). All our papers have to be in this format.

Only thing is, all the APA format helpers are Windowz only, ( Perrla, et. al.)

Been looking into Boot Camp, which lets you run Windows on an Apple machine.

Quote: "One of the following:
ÂÂ Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later (32-bit
version only)
ÂÂ Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate
ÂÂ Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate

Also: You must use a single full-install Windows installation disc. You cannot use
an upgrade version of Windows. If you’re installing Windows XP, you must use Service
Pack 2 or later. You cannot install an earlier version of Windows XP and then attempt
to update it later.

I need one of those. Have absolutely no experience with any of these.

Anybody out there have any recommendations? Cost? Availability? Reliability on a Mac?

 My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home by Ronn McFarlane from Elizabeth's Music (Rating: 0)

Current Mood: grumpy
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
6:43 pm
Honor
If one was to read all the Honor Harrington books in order, including the anthologies and others, in what order would you read them in? Getting to be a bunch.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
6:15 am
Happy Birthday to all Marines, Past, Present and Future
MARINE CORPS ORDER No. 47 (Series 1921)
HEADQUARTERS
U.S. MARINE CORPS Washington, November 1, 1921

The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt.

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

JOHN A. LEJEUNE,
Major General
Commandant


Damn, but at this time every year, do I miss wearing the uniform. Amazing how all that sticks with you through the years. So, to all my fellow Marines, Semper Fidelis!

(Nathan, Happy Birthday, bud.)
(James, thanks for the wishes)

 The Marine Corps Hymn by Rodney Bashford & The Band Of The Grenadier Guards from Sousa: Marches (Rating: 4)

Current Mood: happy
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
7:39 pm
That ol'government intrusion
A blogger that I read on a daily basis, or as often as possible, has a good post on government intrusion into our daily lives. Well worth reading


 Slide It In by Whitesnake from Whitesnake's Greatest Hits (Rating: 1)

Current Mood: pessimistic
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
6:53 am
Lefties and their boycotts
Well, looks like I will be shopping a lot more at Whole Foods. We got 2 here in Tucson, and I like going there.Whole Foods

 The Thomas Crown Affair Soundtrack - Sinnerman Nina Simone by Nina Simone from (Rating: 5)
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
7:48 pm
On the homefront
Spotty electrical problems at home suck.

Especially when you don't know much about electricity.

grrrr
Saturday, December 20th, 2008
8:52 pm
The Broken Heart
A good friend of mine, the mightyix, is going through some rough times in a relationship kind of way. It is one I can totally sympathize, and I realize that I can now talk openly about something that happened to me in the summer of '88.

I was on my way from the barracks at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI, to go see somebody I was seriously head over heals for in South Korea. I had been on standby for a MAC flight to Osan AB, when I got the call I had to go see the First Sergeant.

Now, when you get a message like that, especially when you are on leave, one runs through the mental catalog of sins that they done found out about. Did a quick re-check, and couldn't think of anything this time. So, give him a phone call from the duty hut, and he tells me to call the XO, and gives me his number.

I finally track down the XO to the on-base bowling alley, and tells me to come over and see him. I trot my happy ass right on over in hurry, as I didn't want to miss my MAC flight. He pulls me aside to a corner where a bunch of lockers are, and informs me that my mother passed away that morning.

I think I blacked out for a few moments, as the next thing I remember, I am sitting on the ground with him crouching down beside me. Told him he had to be wrong, as I had just seen her the day before, on my birthday. I had given her a blanket I had picked up from Korea on a previous visit, and my last sight of her was on a bed, with her back to the window, clutching that blanker to her like was the last thing in the world.

Turns out that her cervical cancer had returned, very aggressively, and she didn't tell anybody. Had spread throughout her internal organs and everything shut down.

Canceled the MAC flight, got in touch with grandparents, went over to my mom's house, and took care of business. Had an excellent wake, didn't know she knew that many people on the islands.

So, when I had canceled my MAC flight, called the girl I was seeing was going to be about a week longer before I could make it over. Turns out it was only 5 days, not 7. Ended up flying on the Cmdr's 7th AF personal jet over there (served a mean steak/lobster in air).

When I got to her place, let myself in as I had key and she was expecting me. Oh, little did I know. Heard some sounds coming from the bedroom, and found her in bed with 2 other guys at the same time. One ended up going out the 2nd story window onto a car, and the other through the wall into the other room. Neither was seriously hurt, no charges filed due to circumstance, but was asked not to come back for a long time.

That right there, on top of me losing my mom just a few days later, really wigged me the hell out. From the third week of May, 1988, to the summer of 2001, I never went on a single date again. I just really didn't want to open myself up to that kind of hurt again. Every time I would think about asking someone out, those two memories would surface, and that would be that. Didn't celebrate my birthday the whole time either.

I am just so fortunate that I finally did end up with someone, and I count myself lucky every single time I see/hear/talk/touch her. She has her own website now, www.dancewithmarguerite.com

I know it is long winded, but there is a lot of back story to that particular episode, so if you have made it all the way to the end, kudos to you.

Mightyix, know how you feel. Just don't let it go on as long as I did. And thinks for writing about your experience. This is the first time I've ever written about it.

Current Mood: crushed
Friday, October 31st, 2008
7:46 am
What type of government do we have?
One question I would like to ask any presidential candidate is, "What system of government do we have, a democracy or constitutional republic? And what are the differences?"

See how many of them get it right.

Current Mood: annoyed
Monday, September 15th, 2008
10:34 am
Audiobooks
Does anybody know of a site that lists all of Baen's books that have been made into unabridged auidobooks?

Current Mood: inquisitive
Monday, March 10th, 2008
8:06 am
Dreams
Just had the strangest dream in which Jack Black played Kenneth Chinran. Bizarre.
Thursday, March 6th, 2008
2:13 pm
Intersesting quote
A man who cannot defend himself is a cripple and lives because of pity. 

A man who will not defend himself is a coward and deserves scorn from his peers. 

A man who may not defend himself is a slave and therefore dependent upon his master for everything including his life. --Unknown

Current Mood: Bemused
Saturday, February 9th, 2008
9:30 am
Now I know what kind of flower I am


I am a
Canna


What Flower
Are You?






Never heard of this kind before.
Monday, February 4th, 2008
11:27 am
Poetic Justice
I think nobody I know would do any different if they caught a pedophile in the act. Sounds about right to me. Saved the taxpayers a ton of money in both court costs and incarceration fees. And one less bothersome gnat to worry about.


Good job.

Current Mood: grateful
Friday, January 25th, 2008
12:19 pm
The new Marine's Commercial
I came across this video of the new Marines commercial and was amazed by how well it is done.

When I was stationed at MCAS Yuma, AZ, used to watch them practice their routines. Very difficult group to get into. Strict height requirements.

I look back at my career, and find it hard to believe I was once on active duty, serving.

Do yourself a favor. Click the link, go the home, turn the volume up a little bit, and watch.

Damn, but do I miss serving.

Fisher's Hornpipe

Current Mood: Proud
Friday, December 21st, 2007
8:52 am
Try this in my house
Man, there is no way this kind of punk would be allowed in my house.

Wouldn't even make it inside the front door.

Gah, for some reason this particular story has really set me off.... :o
Saturday, November 10th, 2007
10:05 am
Semper Fidelis
To all former, current and future Marines,

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date, many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them, it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.
The record of our Corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world’s history. During 90 of the 146 years of it’s existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the nations foes. From the battle of Trenton to the Argonne. Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home. Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.
In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term Marine has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.
This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as “Soldiers of the Sea” since the founding of the Corps.

Tonight, I will be taking my girlfriend, www.dancewithmarguerite.com , to her first Marine Corps Birthday Ball.

More thoughts and ruminations on the Marine Corps later.
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
9:49 am
Yup, hasn't changed yet...

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
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You scored as Serenity (Firefly)

You like to live your own way and don't enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.


Serenity (Firefly)


100%

Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


100%

Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


100%

Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


100%

Moya (Farscape)


88%

Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


88%

FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


75%

SG-1 (Stargate)


75%

Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


63%

Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


63%

Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


56%

Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


50%

Enterprise D (Star Trek)


50%





Question is now, which character on Firefly or Battlestar Galatcia. For those that know me, they would probably pick Jayne.
Monday, March 26th, 2007
12:42 am
Book review
Has anybody read the book, "Unintended Consequences?" Know anybody who has? Just read some of what other people have had to say about it, and was wondering if anybody I know has.

Might just have to pick it up and find out for myself in the next few days. :)

Osm‡ den chaosu

Current Mood: inquiring
Sunday, March 25th, 2007
11:55 am
Figures
You scored as The Operative. You are dedicated to your job and very good at what you do. You've done some very bad things, but they had to be done. You don't expect to go to heaven, but that is a sacrifice you've made for a better future for all.

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River Tam

100%

The Operative

100%

Inara Serra

100%

Zoe Alleyne Washburne

75%

Simon Tam

75%

Jayne Cobb

63%

Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye

50%

Capt. Mal Reynolds

50%

Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

50%

Shepherd Derrial Book

44%

Which Serenity character are you?
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Friday, December 8th, 2006
9:54 am
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