29 March 2008

Lake Manatee

We went fishing a couple weeks back at Lake Manatee. We'd never been there before. It was a very windy day so there wasn't too much boat traffic going on which was good since we could only fish off the docks.
It will be a nice place to fish if I ever get into a little boat. There was a guy there with a Gheenoo and I liked the little thing. I think it would sit on the van's luggage rack nicely.
The first two pictures were on our way in toward the docks. We saw the little fellow not 2 feet off the road. I have heard there is a good sized population of them here, but it's my first sighting. Thanks to Misty for the photos from the passenger seat!
Armadillo's front end:

Armadillo's rear end:

Self Portrait:

The scenery while fishing:

The bird kind of whitewashed out because the sun was going down, but it's still a nice idea of the place.

20 March 2008

Ammendment II

" A well organized militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the freedom of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Translation: Since the government will have guns, the citizens will have them too. We are thus protected from the government's guns. See Concord.

This should be a T-shirt, too.

A Renewed Controversy

Another T-shirt I feel I must have:

If anyone has the guts to make one.
Maybe I'll do it myself, I've been looking for a new business idea. T-shirts may be just the thing.

17 March 2008

More JDRF walk pics

Sea Urchin. Kinda looks like it's made out of Turquoise and Rice-A-Roni.

A seemingly endless supply of dead urchins. If you need any. I didn't.


Path to the beach. Note the sea grapes.

The view from the other end of that really long line of walkers.

16 March 2008

About that looking for work thing...

I forgot to mention that I started a new job two weeks ago.

The people there seem really nice, including the owner and shop foreman who interviewed me. I hope to learn a lot there. I've never really done any grinding before and although I've used countless carbide drills before, it had never occured to me that I'd be making them someday.

It takes me back to my early days in the shop. All manual work with specialized machines, some of them built back in the '40s. It feels good to get my "hands on" again.

Hopefully I get the chance to snap some good photos, but perhaps not- lots of trade secrets there, don't ya know?

... oh, and it's day shift work. Back to the Blog!!!!!!!

15 March 2008

JDRF "John Spencer Memorial Walk for a Cure"

Siesta Key Beach, around 9:00 A.M. this morning:

You may want to click on this one so you can try to see how far this line of people stretches. It was pretty impressive in person.

It's a small, small universe.

The wall at the end of the beach. Then we turned around and went back.

Siesta Key Beach, around 10:30 A.M. this morning:

Yep, that's the other side of the start banner, 5 kilometers later.