East side Jargon about home,family,sports,fun,and blogging

Location: T-Town, Alabama, United States

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Out of Business!

My hard drive crashed and I still had 27 gigs on that sucker! I have a lap top but couldn't get on line with it either.

So both are in the shop. I am using my sons computer to advise every one. Although I don't get much traffic through here any more. I may just call it a day.

I have another active blog and still love the Ill. Friday and Photo Chal. Friday.
Any way I am down, hope to hear something from the shop Monday or Tuesday.

Have a good weekend all!

Monday, January 15, 2007

You always wanted to no but wouldn't ask!

Manure...A True Story

In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by
ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer's invention, so large
shipments of manure were common.
It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when
but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process
of fermentation began again, of which a by product i s methane gas. As the
stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did)

Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below
at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!

Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just
what was happening

After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term "Ship
High In Transit" on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high
off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not
touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

Thus evolved the term " S.H.I.T " , (Ship High In Transport) which has come
down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.

You probably did not know the true history of this word.

Neither did I.

I had always thought it was a golf term

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Biger is Better


Monday, January 08, 2007

>>Up here, in the Northern Plains, we just recovered from a Historic
>>may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with a
>>historic blizzard of up to 44" inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that
>>broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of
>>motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of
>>communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.
>>George Bush did not come.
>>FEMA did nothing.
>>No one howled for the government.
>>No one blamed the government.
>>No one even uttered an expletive on TV.
>>Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit.
>>Our Mayor did not blame Bush or anyone else.
>>Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.
>>CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this category 5
>>snowstorm. Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.
>>No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.
>>No one looted.
>>Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do something.
>>Nobody expected the government to do anything, either.
>>No Larry King, No Bill O'Reilly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo
>>No Sean Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found.
>>Nope, we just melted the snow for water.
>>Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars.
>>The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for a
>>Local restaurants made food and the police and fire departments delivered
>>it to the snowbound families.
>>Families took in the stranded people - total strangers.
>>We fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns.
>>We put on extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or Die".
>>We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a
>>mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades votes
>>for 'sittin at home' checks.
>>Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this
>>early, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.
>>"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48
>>degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems evaporate."
>>It does seem that way, at least to me.
>>I hope this gets passed on.
>>Maybe SOME people will get the message. The world does Not owe you a

Humm.... Have a good week everyone!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Looking back on Cocoa Beach Fl. VC

No VC would be complete with out a little GOLF!

Getting to know the local critters!

Helping young lady pump gas! :-)

Lots of early morning exercise!

Goooood food and friendly restaurant hostess!

I can't believe there's no football game tonight! :-)