Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I've been in a bit of a funk the last couple of days.  If you, or someone you know, is dealing with depression, here is a good article on what it's like to deal with depression.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/depression-frustrations_n_5692649.html

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Yellowstone National Park

We spend a day in Jellystone. We arrived at Ol' Faithful just as it was going off so we had to wait around for more than an hour for it to erupt again.

Just as were beginning to think all we were going to see were trees, we rounded a bend and happened upon many bison.  They seem to have the right of way on the roads, and who can argue with them.

Happy Birthday to Barbara Jean Moorehead, aka Barbara Eden, who turns 83 years young today.

"I Dream of Jeannie"

Entertaining the troops in Vietnam

Friday, August 22, 2014

Joe the Plumber keeping in classy

Very nice!

I had a conversation with a co-worker about this very thing on Wednesday.  I made a couple of suggestions based on what seemed to work at my former place of employment and he told me I just didn't understand the culture of my current organization.  Which apparently said change is very hard to come by here.  This from a person in a position who could effect change.  So with an attitude like that, I will no longer offer any suggestions, which is an attitude unfortunately that stifles any further chance of change.   

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Saw this commercial today. It would appear that football season is just around the corner.
Our first stop on our vacation was at the 320 Guest Ranch. The ranch is located on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. We spent one day at Yellowstone and another day in Virginia City, Montana, an old mining town. This was the inside of our cabin. 

We did some horseback riding and ended up with a couple of sore butts. We rode for two hours and worked our way up and back down the mountain side. 

The last evening we had a cart ride to a BBQ along the river that runs past the front of the ranch.

The four nights we spent at the ranch were very relaxing.  We had free breakfast buffets each morning and a roasted pig dinner one night and a BBQ on  another night.

Jonah at 6 months.

Twenty-five years ago today the movie "Dirty Dancing" was released starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy birthday to former President Bill Clinton who turned 68 Monday. I can still remember seeing him in person during one of his presidential campaigns in a park in Ontario. 

Robin Williams took his own life while we were on vacation so I haven't had a chance to comment about it. The man was so talented and I loved him in so many roles.  Depression can be a silent killer, and although I have never been suicidal, I can attest to being dragged down the bunny hole by the disease.  FoxNews Shepard Smith called Williams "such a coward" for taking his own life, which tells me he has no personal experience with depression.

Mork and Mindy

Patch Adams
I loved Robin Williams in Mork & Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Patch Adams, Dead Poets Society, and Peter Pan, to name just a few.  Robin Williams will be missed. 

Plug in your headphones and listen to all 17 minutes if you dare!!  Great drums.

Had a great vacation!!  We drove 3,665 miles in 11 days through 7 states.  We saw lots of great country, lots of animals, and lots of rain.  This photo was taken along the river that ran in front of the 320 Guest Ranch at a BBQ and hay ride.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

This reminds me of the day I started advanced traffic collision investigation school in San Diego several years ago.  My intermediate class was nothing more than a speed from skids class. So when the teacher started writing mathematical equations on the board and saying "these should look familiar to all of you" I think my head hit the desk as well.  LOL  

Monday, August 4, 2014