March 31, 2011

Mile High Tale from a 747...

I thought a mile high tale may be in order after the previous four posts. I found the story of this encounter on another blog and got to re-live my first "Mile High Sexventure"... (yes I have had a couple of them)...

"Back in 1994 I was on one of my frequent flights to Australia. It was mid week and the upstairs business cabin on our 747SP had only 4 passengers. I was in an exit row seat facing the crew seat. The flight attendant was a 40ish guy and we got to talking. I suggested they should move the passenger seat closer so I could play footsies with him. Through the flight he came and talked to me several times, and because there was virtually no-one up stairs, he came and sat with me. He told me he was new at this and recently split with his lover of many years, having previously been a bank officer. I asked why he took up as a flight attendant and he told me he liked to travel and thought it was a good way to meet a nice type of man. He sat beside me several times, and once, he came back having obviously removed his briefs. Not being totally stupid, I read this sign and kissed him. It was dark and everyone else was asleep. One thing led to another, and when it was obvious we were both ready willing and able, he went forward towards the cockpit (or so I thought). He came back and led me through the cockpit door at the front of the 747's 'bubble'. What I didn't know was there are bunks there for crew rest, and he had just checked that the coast was clear. We doubled up on a narrow bunk and about two very pleasurable hours passed. We weren't quite sure if a mutual blowjob qualified us, so we experimented a bit. I managed three full orgasms (including the blowjob and hand-job)... I am not sure about him because he got into this ripply ongoing orgasm while he was on top and I'm not sure if he had three, ten or twenty. We caught up in Sydney and had some fun together shopping and sharing our bed. He left two days later, but I was there for a few days more. He lives in Sydney, and I used see him often until he met the guy he was looking for..."

Who in the world wouldn't enjoy a flight like that?

Over and "Out" from a day off in Portsmouth, VA

March 30, 2011

Pan American World Airways 4...

This is the fourth and final installment of my PanAm mini-series... A little flashback about Gramps first though. As I mentioned earlier, Gramps was based out of San Francisco and for many years lived in the Bay Area (before eventually moving to Grass Valley and commuting). I recall his beautifully landscaped back yard. It had a steep hill that he had huge steps/terraces carved out of so that he could garden all the way up. We would spend many a weekend with him weeding and tilling and planting on those terraces.

One weekend while working in the yard, Gramps stood up unexpectedly, clapped his hands to get our attention, and said "Who wants to go to a ball game, I feel like going to a Giants game today"! We washed up, packed into his car and headed off to Candlestick Park.

Mind you, I was not that "into" sports, but my brother S was... The Giants were playing the Dodgers that day, there were names like Willie Mays, Don Drysdale, Sandy Kofax, and others being called over the public address system in the stadium. These names meant little to me but my brother was ecstatic (he knew all their stats and looked up to all of them). I am not sure why the memory of that day (back in the mid 1960's) is embedded in my overstocked brain, other than it was so impulsive and spontaneous. It was a beautiful day and we all had a blast!

A few months after Gramps and Gramma came to visit us in Miami, my parents received a call to notify them that Gramps had been involved in a plane crash:

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Pan Am flight 816 ("Clipper Winged Racer") was an international flight from Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles, United States via Tahiti, French Polynesia, and Honolulu. On July 22, 1973 at 10:06 P.M. local time, the Boeing 707 took off from Faa'a International Airport in Papeete. Thirty seconds after takeoff, the airliner carrying 79 passengers and crew crashed into the ocean.

The aircraft had reached an altitude of 300 ft (91 m) and began a descending bank to the left; the bank increased excessively until the 707 crashed and sank into the waters off Papeete. Because the turn was made towards the sea at night, no visual references were available. The Cockpit Voice Recorder and Flight Data Recorder are believed to have sunk to a depth of about 2,300 ft (700 m), and were never recovered. The cause was not determined, though it is believed that an instrument failure during a turn may have contributed.

The official report from the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (BEA) indicates that 78 of 79 persons listed on board were killed, with a single passenger, Neil James Campbell, seated in economy class, surviving his injuries.

Gramps was the Captain on that flight. He lost his life doing exactly what he loved... Additionally, after so many faithful years of service, Pan American World Airways ceased operations on December 4, 1991 (which oddly was my brother S's 35th birthday)... The passing of two legends...

Over and "Out" from my little world, in Portsmouth, VA

March 28, 2011

Pan American World Airways 3...

Welcome to the world of PanAm (montage).

The Boeing 707 was Gramp's favorite aircraft. He had the seniority to train and fly the 747 when it came out, but said to me once, "when I once looked out my 707 cockpit window and only saw the underside of the 747's huge wing, I knew my 707 was plenty". While visiting us in Miami, he did get access to one of the 747's at the terminal in MIA, so we all got a tour of the relatively new Jumbo Jet Clipper.  I suppose our reaction was something similar to the people in this video (introducing the flying public to the "Jet Age" when the 707 was first brought into service):

And who can forget those great commercials (and jingles) that PanAm bombarded our TV's and Radios with over the years?

You Can't beat the Experience!

Over and "Out" from Portsmouth, VA

March 27, 2011

Pan American World Airways 2...

I'm sure at some point in time I mentioned I spent my early youth in Northern California (Carmichael to be more precise). During those days, my Mom's parents (Gramma and Gramps) lived in the San Francisco Bay area. We spent many weekends visiting them and when Gramps was home, between "Round the World" flights, he would whip out the slide projector and screen so we could watch (and of course we all had to take turns pushing the button that advanced the photos) pictures of his travels and of my mom and her siblings growing up.

A few of their early years were spent in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Based on my recollection, it would have been sometime in the early 1940's. Gramps was based there with Pan American, but I also remember that he was somehow connected with military efforts (not sure doing what). At that time the Pan American routes for the Caribbean and South America usually originated or terminated in Miami, at their state of the art Terminal at Dinner Key (Coconut Grove/Miami).

Here's the interesting part... In late 1972 Gramma and Gramps came to visit us for the holidays. We were in the states after a recent cruise in the Bahamas on "Firebird" and based ourselves at Dinner Key Marina. Below are a couple of photos taken some 30 years apart:

The Pan American "Gateway to the Americas" at Dinner Key (circa 1940)

Dinner Key Marina (present day)

Notice any similarities? Let's look at the building in the center of the photos:

Pan American's Terminal (circa 1940)

The City of Miami's, City Hall (present day)

Yes that's right, what was once the terminal is now city hall... Gramps had a blast exploring and reminiscing. He showed us boys all around and explained what used to be where. He was so shocked that the visit with us that year would bring back so many memories of his early career with Pan American World Airways...

More to come...

Over and "Out" from Portsmouth, VA

As a side-note from CNN for a possibility to ABC's Fall Line-up:

You can't fly it anymore or see its famous logo at the airport, but the airline that came to symbolize the glamor of the heady early days of air travel is a hot commodity once again.

Pan American Airways -- known to travelers around the world simply as Pan Am -- may be heading to the small screen as the setting for a nighttime drama about flight attendants working for the iconic carrier in the 1960s, when flying was the domain of the rich and famous.

The characters are fictional, but "Pan Am" the series -- a pilot for which has been ordered by ABC -- will draw on the experiences of executive producer Nancy Hult Ganis, who was herself a stewardess for seven years.

March 25, 2011

Pan American World Airways 1...

I'm guessing that few remember the "World's most Experienced Airline"... To me, PanAm was a word I remember well as a child. My Grandfather (Gramps) was a pilot (actually one of the most senior pilots) for the carrier until his passing in the early 70's. He and his stories and pictures fill my early memories with awe and gratitude. The blue and white "PanAm" bags we used as overnight bags where-ever we (my brothers and I) went were the status symbol of the day, in the 1960's those bags were more impressive than a "Gucci" bag would be today (Priceless)...

Gramps worked with PanAm long before the merger with National Airlines. He was flying the infamous "Flying Clippers" out of Miami to Brazil (where my Mom spent many of her early years). I am going to do my best to recall the stories and experiences of my family on these posts (none of which have any gay content, well maybe one or two will). These are mostly for me and my own recollection, yet may be entertaining to others...

Over and "Out" from Portsmouth, VA

March 23, 2011

Dame Elizabeth Taylor

1932 - 2011, Rest in Peace

Over and "Out" from Portsmouth, VA

March 22, 2011

Breaking GLBT Global News...

The Obama administration introduced its first statement calling for the United Nations’ top human rights body to combat discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world, completing a U.S. reversal from years of ambiguity on the subject during the presidency of George W. Bush.

The U.S. declaration was made Tuesday, March 22 at the Geneva-based Human Rights Council and had the support of more than 80 countries. Although it is not in the form of binding resolution, the American push for U.N. action has helped win over a handful of new countries to the cause. A resolution could be brought to a vote later this year.

The issue of gay rights has polarized nations at the U.N. for years. And despite growing acceptance for LGBT lifestyles in Western nations and parts of Latin America, lawyers say there is still a gap in human rights treaties for the protection of gays against discrimination and mistreatment.

"We are very concerned that individuals continue to be killed, arrested, and harassed around the world because of their sexual orientation or gender identity," said Suzanne Nossel, deputy assistant secretary of state for international organizations. "This statement sends a strong message from across the globe that such abuses should not be tolerated."

The U.S. document calls for nations to end any criminal punishments against lesbians, gays, and bisexuals, and asks the global body to review how governments treat them in the U.N.’s human rights assessments. It acknowledges that "these are sensitive issues for many," but insists that people must be freed from discrimination because of their sexual orientation.

Nossel said the U.S. was proud to be taking a leading role in promoting the idea that gay rights are human rights -- among the sharper foreign policy redirections that occurred after President Barack Obama took office.

Obama has stepped up the case for gay rights in recent months, winning a congressional vote to repeal the "Don’t ask, don’t tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. military and urging last weekend in a joint statement with the Brazilian president for the establishment of a special investigator to monitor respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in the Western Hemisphere.

Under the Bush administration, the U.S. policy was markedly different. The administration didn’t support a French resolution at the U.N. General Assembly in 2008 that addressed similar concerns, joining Russia, China, the Vatican, and Islamic states in opposition. The U.S. explained its position at the time in technical terms, saying it was fearful of language that would infringe on the right of American states to legislate matters such as gay marriage.

In December, even the Obama administration held back from voting for a U.N. resolution condemning killings of vulnerable people around the world after specifically proposing an amendment to protect people based on their sexual orientation. At issue was a separate, arcane legal dispute over international human rights law.

U.N. General Assembly and Human Rights Council resolutions aren’t legally binding; they reflect only the view of the majority of the world’s nations.

But gay rights advocates say it is important to gather backers for statements, resolutions and other documents such as the one that was presented Tuesday by the United States, even when their legal effect is null. Because gay rights are still hotly contested in many parts of Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere, establishing an ever larger coalition of countries can help create a legal norm such as those that exist for the protection of women, religious minorities, children, and other vulnerable or marginalized groups.

Supporting the statement Tuesday were be newcomers such as Thailand, Rwanda, El Salvador, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.

The growing movement also highlights the gradual shift in the U.N.’s top human rights body, which has previously scorned the plight of gays and lesbians.

In 2003, the council’s predecessor body, the Human Rights Commission held a heated dispute after a proposal made by Brazil and backed by European nations. Muslim countries balked, saying they couldn’t accept any reference to the term "sexual orientation." Pakistan’s ambassador went further, telling diplomats he preferred the term "sexual disorientation."

Sorry to copy this from the original AP article, but I thought it important...

Over and "Out" once again, from Portsmouth, VA

March 21, 2011

My First Ever MeMe...

I see blogging friends do these periodically. I have always read them but rarely felt the urge to copy and answer for myself. I guess it finally dawned on me that answering could actually help someone else that may be going through something similar to my past. Also, sharing experiences is part of being out. So here goes:

Name: Tom

Country: USA, Virginia, Portsmouth

Age: 55 

How old were you when you first realized you were gay? I was young, probably 12 or 13 when I realized I was different (there was no way for me to know what it was called). 

Do you have more gay friends or straight friends? I have a healthy mix of friends, I’d say 50/50.

Biggest turn on? I’d say a nicely defined, moderately furry chest and an outgoing personality.

Biggest turn off? Drama, closed-mindedness, and a furry back.

Ever been harassed due to your orientation? Harassed, no. However I do believe the fact that I am gay has played a role in the decisions made by my company.

Have you ever been surprised at the reaction of people who know you are gay? Not really. 

What is the worst gay stereotype? A Flamboyant, sex driven, Drama Queen. 

Are you a stereotype? Hell to the NO! 

Ever been to a pride rally? Yes, and will continue to. 

Do you go to gay bars? Yes, more so when I first came out. 

How old were you when you first told someone you were gay? My late 20’s. 

Did you plan it? If so, how? Yes, my relationship with my soon to be wife, was getting serious and she had the right to know before investing any more time or energy in me. 

What made you choose that person to tell? I could talk to her about anything. 

How did you feel? Surprised that she still wanted a relationship with me (we got and were married for 17 years). 

Have you ever been snubbed by someone after coming out to them? Yes, one of my sons, and one of my brothers. 

Have you come out to your family? Yes. 

Why did you come out at that point? Was separating from wife and had to explain to rest of family. 

Are you out at work? If not, why not? Yes, Out at work. 

Have you been outed unwillingly, who did it? No. 

What does being out mean to you? Living truthfully with myself and sharing my whole self with others. 

What advice would you give someone wanting to come out? Do it on your own terms and do it for yourself. 

If you could do it all again, would you do it any differently? If so, how? Hindsight is so much clearer. No I would not. I have 4 great children (adults now) and a beautiful grandson. Why would I want to change a thing?

Thanks for reading...
Over and "Out" from Portsmouth, VA

Super Moon, Moons or Mooned???

The other day, while I was searching for the perfect photo for my post on the Super Moon, I ran across the above...  Figured I'd follow up with a joke about a "Split Moon" but I can't remember the punch-line so all you get today is the silly picture...

Over and "Out" on Monday (My Friday), from Portsmouth, VA

March 19, 2011

Super Duper Moon...

Tonight, a rarity will fill the sky.

For the first time since March of 1993, the full moon rising from the east will be a perigee full moon, or “super moon.” What that means, according to NASA, is that the lunar orbit is much closer to the Earth than usual.

The last time the moon’s slow spin brought it so near to us was 18 years ago. It’s not expected to happen again until 2029.

NASA says the moon will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter. But the key to getting the most out of this celestial event lies in looking to the sky at the right time.

Peer at the moon as it rises over the horizon and it will likely appear “absolutely enormous,” says NASA.

It’s long been lore to blame a full moon for misfortune, and there’s plenty of Internet speculation – some by actual scientists -- that this weekend’s “super moon” triggered last week’s mega-earthquake and tsunami that crushed the coast of Japan.

Though the catastrophic 9.0 quake was so powerful it shifted the Earth’s axis 6.5 inches, moved Japan’s coast eight feet and slightly shortened the length of our planet’s day, NASA says the super moon had absolutely nothing to do with it. There are myths out there that suggest the full moon, and especially the Super Moon affect the human body as well...  Yet those are just folklore...  Or are they?

This full moon will, however, bring higher "high tides" to the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay and other local rivers.

The National Weather Service says tonight’s weather should be just fine for viewing the rare super moon. Temperatures will be a bit chillier than last night, but bearable and the only clouds in the sky, here in Virginia, will be high and thin.

It should be a beautiful sight, let me know if anyone catches any Super Duper Snapshots!

Over and "Out" from Portsmouth, VA

March 17, 2011

Happy "No Expectations Day"!

One of the reasons St. Patrick's Day (or All Saints Day) is my favorite is that there are no real expectations of anyone who wants to enjoy the day as an Honorary Irishman (or woman). I realize that the holiday is rooted in, and is still celebrated by many organized religions, however I don't see it (even though I was raised Roman Catholic) that way.

Here is a brief history of the day as it evolved here in the USA (via Wikipedia):

The Charitable Irish Society of Boston organized the first observance of St. Patrick's Day in the Thirteen Colonies. Surprisingly, the celebration was not Catholic in nature, Irish immigration to the colonies having been dominated by Protestants. The society's purpose in gathering was simply to honor its homeland, and although they continued to meet annually to coordinate charitable works for the Irish community in Boston, they did not meet on the 17th of March again until 1794.

New York's first Saint Patrick's Day observance was similar in nature to that of Boston's. It was held on 17 March 1762 in the home of John Marshall, an Irish Protestant, and over the next few years informal gatherings by Irish immigrants were the norm. The first recorded parade in New York was by Irish soldiers in the British Army in 1766. In 1780, General George Washington, who commanded soldiers of Irish descent in the Continental Army, allowed his troops a holiday on 17 March “as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence." This event became known as The St. Patrick's Day Encampment of 1780.

Irish patriotism in New York City continued to soar and the parade in New York City continued to grow. Irish aid societies were created like Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Hibernian Society and they marched in the parades too. Finally when many of these aid societies joined forces in 1848 the parade became not only the largest parade in the United States but one of the largest in the world.

I hope everyone enjoys their own interpretation of my "No Expectations Day". I am preparing an "Americanized" version of Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner, to be feasted upon by us and a few of our neighbors...

Over and "Out" from our little piece of Ireland, here in Portsmouth, VA

March 14, 2011

Is it gas or GAS???

I saw this a week or two ago...

I had to post the image, as it is truly a milestone...  I spent $51.00 filling up the Fusion yesterday... WTF was my first reaction and I know it's not going to get any better anytime soon...

I feel for my friends in other parts of the US... Keep on keeping on...

Over and "Out" from my $51 dollar tank of gas, here in Portsmouth, VA

March 13, 2011

Filling up the tank...

I have a new philosophy:

Miller Lite is 14.99 for a 20 pack... Regular Unleaded at Wawa is 3.39 a gallon... Even if you could use beer in the car, it would still be more expensive (Beer is 8.40 a gallon)...  sorry to myth-bust this theory...

Over and "Out" from Portsmouth, VA

March 12, 2011

Update and other banter...

I apologize for not being more forthcoming on news and such, but this past week has been very long and yet just a blur...

Michael is home and has been taking more meds than Carter has liver pills, both by mouth and injection... None of which happen at the same time... I mean there is one that he can only take between 6:00 and 7:00pm, what the heck is that all about? Regardless... He is getting better... and I am thrilled.

I took off most of this past week to attend to Michael, between the hospital and home I got absolutely nothing accomplished (ie: cleaning, laundry, etc...) so he came home to the same mess he left... I felt so bad, but managed to justify my excuse (at least to myself)...

I went back to work today (to try to catch up on my sales quota), Michael goes back to work on Thursday, after a final visit with our new Primary Care Physician (she is awesome)...

More to come on days off that follow...

Over and "Out" from a happier place, here in Portsmouth, VA

March 9, 2011

Comfort Wipe & a FREE "Get a Grip"...

Sorry, this is a very silly post... A friend of mine on FB has posted this and after watching I could not control myself. I had an instant need to whip out my credit card... I'm not sure which one I need most...

In other news, Michael is home from the hospital, he had his first visit by "Home Health Care" (while I was frantically getting the 5 prescriptions filled) She fortunately waited since no-one had the last prescription on the list, that was also the one he needed first (one of the injectable ones that HHC needed)... 

He is doing better, has another visit from HHC tomorrow, and a visit with his new PCP on Friday... I am doing my best to put some home cooked food in his belly (that hospital stuff was tasteless... and who serves mashed potatoes with an ice cream scoop this days?)... Last night was roasted chicken, fresh mashed red potatoes, and southern green beans w/onion and bacon bits...  Tonight is boneless pork chops, dredged and baked, parsley potatoes, and sauteed corn in a butter sauce...

None of the above requires a "Comfort Wipe" or a "Get a Grip"!!!

Over and "Out" from my little world here in Portsmouth, VA

March 8, 2011

Who You Callin' Fat???

Happy Fat Tuesday everyone... As an om-age to the last day of Mardi Gras, I thought I would include a little history lesson:

The celebration of Mardi Gras was brought to Louisiana by early French settlers. The first record of the holiday being celebrated in Louisiana was at the mouth of the Mississippi River in what is now lower Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on March 3, 1699. Iberville, Bienville, and their men celebrated it as part of an observance of Catholic practice.

The starting date of festivities in New Orleans is unknown. An account from 1743 notes that the custom of Carnival balls was already established. Processions and wearing of masks in the streets on Mardi Gras took place. They were sometimes prohibited by law, and were quickly renewed whenever such restrictions were lifted or enforcement waned. In 1833 Bernard Xavier de Marigny de Mandeville, a rich plantation owner of French descent, raised money to fund an official Mardi Gras celebration.

"Shrove Tuesday is a day to be remembered by strangers in New Orleans, for that is the day for fun, frolic, and comic masquerading. All of the mischief of the city is alive and wide awake in active operation. Men and boys, women and girls, bond and free, white and black, yellow and brown, exert themselves to invent and appear in grotesque, quizzical, diabolic, horrible, strange masks, and disguises. Human bodies are seen with heads of beasts and birds, beasts and birds with human heads; demi-beasts, demi-fishes, snakes' heads and bodies with arms of apes; man-bats from the moon; mermaids; satyrs, beggars, monks, and robbers parade and march on foot, on horseback, in wagons, carts, coaches, cars, etc., in rich confusion, up and down the streets, wildly shouting, singing, laughing, drumming, fiddling, fifeing, and all throwing flour broadcast as they wend their reckless way."

From the book: Scenes in the South, and Other Miscellaneous Pieces, by James R. Creecy (describing New Orleans Mardi Gras in 1835).

As a side-note; My second child was born on an Ash Wednesday (what a way to start lent, huh?)

Over and "Out", hoping Michael will be released from the hospital today, from Portsmouth, VA

March 6, 2011

Just because I needed it....

Over and "Out"... from a dreary day in Portsmouth, VA

Crazy Weekend...

The weekend from hell has revealed it's ugly face...

I was off on Friday, but Michael had to work. Before leaving he complained about soreness in his right leg again (he had previous pain in that leg about a week ago). None-the-less, he headed off to work.  About 2pm he calls me to let me know he is on the way home to pick me up on the way to the emergency room... WTF>>??

At around 2.30pm we arrive at the ER at Maryview Hospital, they are expecting him (the doctor's office called them after Michael refused to be transported in an ambulance) and escort us both back to an exam room. After reviewing the blood-work results and the x-ray from the doctors office and taking vitals of their own, they whisk him off for a CT Scan...

Long story short, Michael has Pulmonary Embolisms (several of them) and was admitted to the hospital at about 12.30am... I spent most of the day yesterday with him watching TV and talking... He actually feels ok and is a bit bored (regardless of the blood thinners they are pumping into his body). The hospital stay is to monitor his vitals while they use "clot-busting" drugs to desolve  the little rascals.

I am off to the store to pick him up a few things, then the hospital, then work, then back to the hospital today. Hopefully he will be released tomorrow afternoon or Tuesday... I feel for him, although I did take his laptop in to him so he can watch DVDs or play Cafe World, I know he hates not being able to do anything...

More to come... I think I am more of a wreck than he is (I hate hospitals)...
Over and "Out" from Portsmouth, VA

March 3, 2011

I loves me some Whoopi...

I was watching The View today and saw a commercial starring the one and only Whoopi (Pie) Goldberg for Poise... I did a little YouTube research and found that the commercial was actually a compilation of the following clips (the end result is the last)... Each is hilarious by itself, but combined is awesome as well:

Over and "Out" from the state that invented Moon (not Whoopi) Pies...

March 2, 2011

Made Where>???

I am finding this series on World News with Diane Sawyer fascinating. The make-over of the home was fun to watch, but this segment on the souvenirs we all purchase at (most of) the gift shops in the museums surrounding the Mall in Washington DC was truly a shock...

While I work for a furniture company named American Signature, it's interesting to see the cartons that come in from our distribution center...  "American Signature, made in Vietnam (or Taiwan, or Indonesia...)". Even the upholstery items (chairs, sofas, loveseats, etc...), which come from our own factory in North Carolina, may be constructed and assembled in the US, but the fabrics are all pre-cut and sewn in China... 

Take a look around your own home and in your dressers and closets, I have, and was very surprised. Remember when Wal-Mart boasted their "Made in the USA" campaign? Check the assortment out today, it's hard to find a sticker or label with those words on them.

Based on the research, if each American were to spend an extra $3.33 a year on products Made in America, we would create 10,000 new jobs in this country. Imagine what we could do by spending 10 or 100 times that much... Just a thought...

Over, "Out" and taking the Pledge to purchase Made in America product, from Portsmouth, VA, USA.

March 1, 2011

Will Someone turn on the A/C...

Yesterday at work was miserable... It seems the HVAC systems in the store do not have an automatic switch (from Heat to AC) and it was warmer inside than it was outside (it got up to 80f degrees yesterday). Normally it wouldn't be bad to have such nice Spring-like temperatures, but when you have to wear a jacket and tie all day it can be unbearable... And it was...

The cold front moved through last night, with the associated rain and wind, and it's in the low 40's this morning. It should be more palatable for the 12 hour shift today...

Enough with my rant...(I hate being HOT)! "And don't call me Surely"...

Over and "Out" from a cooler day here in Portsmouth, VA