Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011


Halloween is almost upon us and that means hit the stores for your trick or treat candy.  My memories as a kid were dressing up in a home made costume, grabbing the UNICEF box received from school and heading out until around 9 PM. Then coming home and sorting through what was good and what I did not like.  Was not much for the candy and but especially hated the candy corn.  If you have pre-teen kids it's time to get the costumes ready.  By the way what is cut-off age to let kids go out for trick or treating?  Mine were around 13 or 14 than they found better things to do.  Always enjoyed the pumpkin search and carving them out with the kids. I remember one year my neighbor went trick or treating with her young daughter and left a bucket of candy on the porch as a self serve approach.  Needless to say that did not workout!  One year I had fun sitting still in a chair on front porch wearing poncho, mask, floppy hat, gloves and old boots and jumped when kids came to the door.  Had one neighbor that was downright creep the way they decorated for Halloween. They actually scared me and also thought they were a little odd only decorating for Halloween.  Now a days I sit in the front room and wait for knock or door bell, causally go to front door with bucket of candy and do the customary drop in to their bags, buckets or whatever they are using to transport their goods. Usually turn the porch light off at 10 PM, figuring that's late enough for the real "trick or treaters" to be out.  How ever old you are you gotta love the little ones in their costumes. Be Safe and Happy Halloween.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Look Underground

Germany's  Mad Man
Adolf Hitler took up residence in the F├╝hrerbunker in January 1945. It was here during the last week of April 1945 that Hitler and his one day bride committed suicide.

Iraq Leader - December 2003
Saddam Hussein - American special forces troops pulled Saddam from a hole in the ground outside Tikrit in December 2003


  Libyan Leader - October 2011
Muammar Gaddafi found hiding in a sewer drain after NATO strike bombed his vehicle.

Pesce, 31, lived a life of luxury in a bunker which had televisions, internet access and a sophisticated video surveillance system

Mafia Boss - August 2011
Armed Carabinieri officers found Francesco Pesce, one of the country's most wanted fugitives, living a comfortable existence in the air-conditioned bunker, which consisted of a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.

Top 15 Toppled Dictators

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Red Tide in Corpus Christi

The beach was full of dead fish for miles during my walk this past weekend.  Found out they had "Red Tide".  Amazing how many fish died for miles.  Bet its going to smell for a while.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Air Travel

Been on and off several planes since April due to business and started compiling a list of airports to avoid. Anything in New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta...AVOID.  Expect delays at these airports.  Pittsburgh has very slow security checks during morning and late afternoon flights.  Hint: use alternate security check point at PIT.  Charlotte is good and its a nice airport with wood crafted rockers to relax in. Plus free Internet unlike DFW.  Dulles/Reagan - hate it, too slow.  DFW nice layout but expect delays on departures and a nice airport tour when landing from the south and flying AA.  Canton, OH is a small commuter airport but a very fast in and out. Vegas, has a long line for security but it moves fast with no delays in past two trips there this year. Philly, older airport but no problems to get in and out.  Rental car service is very slow though. Denver, nice airport but expect some delays in winter months.

Is it me or are the flight attendants getting worse regarding to service.  Understand security and all that but some are downright rude to people when it come to raising seat backs and storing more than one bag in overhead storage. Another thing is using computers or cell phones?  Need some help with this one.  They are very strict about cell phone usage for calls or checking Emails prior to leaving gate.  Have heard several flight attendants threaten passengers with not being able to leave gate until they turn it off. Guess people inside terminal 100 feet away and car drivers using cells driving by on local roads are special and will not cause harm to takeoffs or landings. Why do they not threaten not to land until you turn off your phone?  Just wondering?

Rangers Get It Done Again

Could it be? 

 Two Champions ?

First the Mav's and now possibly the Texas Rangers to follow.  Right now its looking pretty good. Go Rangers!

Been a great series to watch and I usually do not watch that much TV.

Monday, October 3, 2011

iPhone 5 - Will It Be Worth The Wait??

Press meeting in morning to release the iPhone 5 information and availability.  With the addition of the Droid phones in the marketplace and Googles presence will it be as big as prior iPhones.  Hope so my 3GS is obsolete.

I heart radio

Now tuned to "i heart radio" for listening pleasure while pecking away on the PC.  Prior listener of Pandora but now love the "i heart radio" channels.  Try it.