Saturday, September 29, 2007

A change is coming....

My only complaint about this week's Grey's Anatomy is that it wasn't long enough. It still has its squee factor, people. I was among those who cringed at the soap opera-y feel of them bringing in Merideth's half-sister, Lexie, but I believe that she will make a great addition to the show. As long as they don't get too far into the whole, you-killed-my-mother-and-made-my-father-drink-so-that-he-doesn't-
know-what-year-it-is issue. Good to see Miranda taking the higher ground with the whole Torrez being chief resident thing, too. Wishing that tomorrow would be better for Callie instead of gloating. It just solidified why we lover her! It will be interesting how the whole Derek/Meredith thing plays out, too. Now I only have 71 minutes until Stargate Atlantis!!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I had a BLAST!!!

OMG! Last night, I attended my first EVER Khaki Ball. Let me tell you! There is nothing more enjoyable then seeing a bunch of people, namely Navy Chiefs, who usually have to be dignified and the epitome of military bearing, get drunk and get DOWN in their khakis! I had a Heineken and three RUM and cokes (I mean two parts Bacardi Rum and one-half part coke). How I was still standing is beyond me. I was feeling GOOD. I danced and ate... finally left about 11:30 PM when Ant came and got me (I couldn't drive after drinking all that!). So now is the aftermath. I am not feeling hung-over, I just feel it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11, 2007

It is six years after the world changed forever. It falls on the exact day of the week as it did back in 2001. As I look back, I see us getting used to daily terrorist attacks, getting used to our loved-ones going off to war... I just know that this is going to continue for a long time. Decades maybe. Thinking my eventual kids may grow up in a world where they know that they will grow up and have to deal with this, either going off to fight themselves, or having to deal with a family member having to go off to fight, depresses me.


OK, so Ant and I went to the exchange last night. We picked up S3 and S4 of Reno 911 (damn why do I love that show) and some other things. We go to pay, I swipe my debit card, told, debit just went down, can you push credit? OK, so I reswipe... DENIED! Checkout lady says "Sorry, your card has been declined." WHAT!!! There is plenty of money in that account... ok, swipe again, Declined... annoying checkout lady says, again, "Sorry, your card has been declined." "Something is wrong with your system," I say. She looks at me dumbly. I swipe a second card... Denied, too!. "Sorry, your card has been declined." "look I know something is wrong with your system." another dumb look. Ant tries his... Same thing... "Sorry...." finally one of the other checkout people says that except for the Star Card and the local bank cards, the system is down. "oh, is it? OK." To me, "Our system is down." No Shit! Ya think? Now she gets it. So I pay by check.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

What the Japanese will do for American Pizza

Last Sunday was the Misawa Air Base Air Show. Over 150,000 people were expected to descend upon the base. That is tripling the city of Misawa! Here is a video showing why these people really showed up! The Japanese pizza is small, weird and expensive. This is their one chance per year to get cheap, delicious American pizza.

All the Japanese people waiting for American Pizza

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You gotta love idiots!

Mississippi Man Mistakenly Calls 91l, leads Cops to His Meth Lab

Thursday , September 06, 2007


A man trying to call a news station to complain about not getting a FEMA trailer after Hurricane Katrina accidentally dialed 911 and was charged with making methamphetamine after police arrived, authorities said.

Curtiss Randall Coleman was trying to get the number for Biloxi's WLOX-TV on Wednesday just before the 6 p.m. newscast, investigators said. He misdialed when trying to reach directory information and called 911 instead of 411.

When he hung up on the emergency dispatcher, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department was sent to the home to see if anyone was in need of assistance.

Deputies said that when they arrived at Coleman's house, no one answered the door. Officers broke in and allegedly found a methamphetamine lab.

Coleman, 53, and four others were arrested, including Coleman's son, Christopher, 30. A fifth suspect remains at large.

"It was a calamity of errors on Mr. Coleman's part," said Sgt. Curtis Spears, commander of the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County.

Along with the Colemans, narcotics agents also arrested Erin Paula Oliver, 35, of Moss Point, and Leslie Renee McMahon, 27, of Ocean Springs. All four were charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth.

A person who answered the phone at the Jackson County jail declined to say whether Coleman and the others had attorneys.

Friday, September 7, 2007

More of Fitow

Typhoon Fitow Tracks for Misawa

We entered Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 1, a full 12 hours earlier than anticipated. Meaning, high winds imminent. Right now, Fitow, the name of our friendly neighborhood tropical storm, is tracking to hit us directly, at 9pm local time, tonight.

Here is some video taken earlier...

And some graphics from the tracking site... We are located at the 9pm spot.

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Where it was at 9AM this morning...
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Misawa Braces for Fitow...

Around midnight this morning, we entered Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 4. What this means is we are expecting some nasty weather within the next 72 hours... As you can see from the graphic below, it is going to get bad, and pass right over Misawa.

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I, for one, am hoping it does get that bad for a number of reasons... I have to work this weekend, for one. It has seemed that everytime I get time off, it rains. I mean, AS SOON AS I LEAVE the building, clouds roll in, and as soon as it is time for me to work, beautiful weather, again. Well, now, the other half of the workforce can understand our plight. ENJOY the misery losers!