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Double Take

What’s wrong with this picture?


I was driving down Fletcher Ave. here in the Tampa area, saw this up ahead and did a double take.  Yes, that looks like a small jet plane taxiing down the street.  Sorry for the grainy pic above.  I was way back, took the photo with my phone (Droid Razr Maxx) and cropped it to zoom in.  Closer view below :)


Made from a motor cycle, looks pretty cool.  Apparently he’s been driving around for at least a year, because my son-in-law saw it near by around a year ago.

Funny Situations

Many laughs come from people saying or doing stupid things.  Most of the stories are told about other people, although if the story teller were hooked up to a lie detector I imagine we would all have to admit to some funny goofs of our own.


When the Air Force sent me to avionics school (aircraft electronics) in 1977 some of my first lessons about troubleshooting systems included looking for the seemingly obvious things that are often overlooked by users.  I’ll give you a few here, and maybe help you avoid looking dumb to the techno geeks.

Step one; do you have power?  Is it plugged into electricity, or are good batteries installed?

Step two; is it turned on?

Step three;  is it intended to do what you’re trying to accomplish?

Step four; is it properly configured (settings, connections, etc.)?

A fellow fulltime RVer and blogger Nick Russell posted some funny stories and there were more added in the comments.  For your reading pleasure and possible LOL and ROTFL follow this link: http://gypsyjournalrv.com/2012/07/you-cant-make-this-stuff-up/


Warrior Dash

Mac Have you heard about the Warrior Dash?  It’s a craze sweeping the fitness community — a foot race over an obstacle course intended to be challenging and fun.  From my brief research it seems to be centered in the USA and Australia with some events also in Canada and New Zealand.  No, I haven’t ran one, although there’s a division for 50-59 years old.  My son-in-law ran his first one last week and he wore a Contour HD camera – similar to a GoPro Hero, but a more compact shape and easier to wear or mount.  Youtube below…


Why branches of the military can’t work together…

As told by an Air Force retiree:

One reason the Services have trouble operating jointly is that they don’t speak the same language.

For example, if you told Navy personnel to “secure a building,” they would turn off the lights and lock the doors.

Army personnel would occupy the building and set up a checkpoint to control entry.

Marines would assault the building, capture it, and establish a defensive perimeter.

The Air Force, on the other hand, would take out a three-year lease with an option to buy.

Thrift Store shopping isn’t what it used to be

Check out the price on this table and chairs!


Met up with Jim and Chris Guld (Geeks on Tour) this evening


I first met Jim and Chris in 2006 at a Datastorm User Group rally and have only bumped into them a couple of times since. Great folks. If you ever have a chance to catch one of their technology seminars do it.  Or if you’re running an RV rally or any kind of gathering where you think the attendees would enjoy and benefit from some personal technology training give them a call.  Here’s a link to their blog http://geeksontour.com/ and here’s their business website http://geeksontour.tv/

Nick Russel tells us why he drives an RV

If you need a laugh read these hilarious true stories on Nick Russel’s blog

Birthday Dinner at Biloxi Grand Casino


Last night we went to LB’s Steakhouse at the Biloxi Grand Casino for my birthday. I had the chef’s special, a filet and coconut lobster bites with mushroom risotto and grilled asparagus. It was very good. Chris had the fried shrimp, which she said was the perfect size to have the tender texture she likes. Her shrimp had a little kick, and the chef told us the breading was just 50/50 Zatarain’s mix and all purpose flour. It all tasted even better because it was comped ;-)

11foot 8inch bridge vs. 5th wheel

How to make a 12 foot, 4 inch fifth wheel trailer fit under an 11′ 8″ bridge.  Then see second video below with 13 crashes.