Friday, July 28, 2006

Chad Vader

Someone I know from my days in Wisconsin appears in this video. I think it's pretty damn funny.

Friday, July 21, 2006

About what I do for a living

Since it's rare to see a well-written, detailed article about my chosen career field, I thought I'd include this link to a recent piece in Aviation Now.

There is a lot of good information in the article, including some quotes from my old teacher, Eric Morris, who is now in charge of the school where I went to receive my FAA license, Sheffield School of Aeronautics.

Where I've Been

Some of you may have noticed a dearth of posts from me lately. There are two reasons for that...first, my home internet was on the fritz and has only been fixed today. I don't post stuff at work. Second, I was out of town last week, helping to move my Mom to a retirement place.

She really didn't want to move out of her house, but it was time for it to happen. It was an exhausting trip. I don't know if anyone here is a Sopranos fan...



...but if anyone remembers the first season of the show, and Tony Soprano's mother's reaction to being forced to move to a retirement community...well, it wasn't that bad, but it felt like it sometimes.

Mom is a really awesome, wonderful, sweet person, and while my sisters and I would have liked to let her keep living where she was, it was time for a change. Now that she's moved, the hardest part is over, hopefully. And while the place she moved to isn't a house, it is a nice apartment where I think she'll make a lot of new friends.

More updates as they occur...and I have some other stuff I would like to post about, including continuing my Airline Chronicles series, once I can force myself to sit down and start writing about it.

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

Meme Time

Courtesy of Dariush, who posted this on his blog. He promised eternal Hellfire and damnation to anyone who participated and didn't post it on their blog, so I thought I should try and avoid that...plus, it's kind of a cool meme.

If you comment here:

1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll challenge you to try something.
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you.
4. I'll tell you something I like about you.
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you.
8. I'll pick a song that reminds me of you.

I am not going to put any onus on people who participate to post it on their blog, although I think it is a fun meme, to invite audience participation...so if you WANT to copy and post, feel free!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Double Bacosaurus

I found this pic of two aircraft that make up this blog's title on a former co-worker's web site. Both planes have since been retired from passenger service in the US (although they may still carry passengers overseas, depending who ends up buying them.)