Ships from my roof

Cruise ship in the pix above, Cargo ship in the pix below

I’ve been seeing a lot of ships from my roof, I like to think that none can get by without me seeing them, but the truth is that I don’t go up there that much. The other day, I saw my first Cruise ship on the North side of Grand Cayman. I can see them from the roof when they are in town, but they never pass North, usually along the South side of the island coming from Jamaica, or from the West from I-don’t-know-where. Cargo ships are not rare, but this is the first ever cruise ship I’ve seen to the north. The cargo ship is almost exactly to the north, heading west, and the cruise ship is Northeast, heading east. The ship in the pic if you click the link above is way south, in town.

Most cruise ships are frikkin’ HUGE! Bigger than an Aircraft Carrier. (Ive never seen an aircraft carrier from my roof… YET!)

"Then and Now" or "Slow Growing Bananas"

Dec 2009
Dec 2010
I was looking at my posts last year at this time. I noticed how big my banana plants were, compared to how big they are now. Hardly any difference. I water them and nothing happens, it rains and they put out new leaves immediately. Somebody told me there is something missing in the city water, but I can’t remember what it is, and can’t find the message again. ( As I type this, I wonder if it was a comment on last years post) I don’t think I’ll ever get any bananas off of these plants anymore.

Rooftop Camping and movie

On December 24th, for three, maybe four, years in a row now, The Wife and I have gone camping. In our our apartment, we used to go across the street to the beach, but since we moved into the house, we go on the roof. Here’s a few pics of the “setup”. We have a projector that accepts an input from a DVD player and we hang a sheet up on the wall for a screen.
There’s a mattress in the tent, and we bring up all the blankets and pillows and it’s quite cozy in the tent.
We also have a larger tent, with 3 rooms and you can stand up an walk around in, that we use when we have visitors.


Good Football weekend, bad weather

The wind is blowing pretty hard, and it looks all cloudy out the window. I am supposed to go diving today, but I am beginning to have my doubts that we’re going out on the boat.

My Washington Redskins won! And the arch rival Dallas Cowboys lost. Nobody could ask for more from a football day. There were a lot upsets and big comebacks. Good weekend for American football.
I’ve been hearing about a big snowstorm in the US. I looked at the Virginian Pilot OnLine Newspapers Traffic Camera nearest my house in Chesapeake Virginia and it looks like they got a lot of snow. If you want to see it, look at the map below, near the bottom center there is a “pushpin” with a red arrow that I added pointing to it. Luckily, my pushpin is on top and on a ‘point’ so it’s easy to find and easy to click. Open the traffic camera link and click on the same pushpin on the webpage. That camera is only a couple hundred meters from my house, as the crow flies, (it’s about a 5 minute drive because you have to get off the highway and crap.)

This is all for my post today, have a fun day, I hope you still have time off for the holidays. I have to get ready to allegedly go diving in the cold cold 79 degree Fahrenheit Cold Cayman water.


Old Posts

I was looking at my posts from last year, December of 2009, and I saw THIS post, I really like this post. We watched that movie again, and I remembered.
Also, in December of 2009, I took some pictures of the yard, and I can really tell the difference in the plants and stuff. I am going to take the same pictures again, for a future post and comparison.

I have a little netbook, as you may recall, and I am attempting to put the Linux Operating system on it. It seems like everything works except my wireless internet connection. It is a really safe test-run, because you can boot your machine from a flash drive, and you don’t have to make any changes on your computer till you decide you like it.

We had a good Christmas and now look forward to the big New Years Party we’re having!

Coffee Consistency

I’ve been having problems with Coffee Consistency. I measure the coffee, and the water, and get wildly differing results. Yesterday, I made a pot, it was perfect, We drank it all, and I made another, exactly the same way, and it was terrible.
When my Wife makes it, it is perfect every time.
I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong….

I Feel Funny

But I can’t think of anything funny, so I’m just going to tell one of my old jokes that you’ve probably heard before about a million times:

There were these two little boys, one was 5 years old and one was 7. They were upstairs in their room one morning, and the 7 year old was explaining to the 5 year old how they were getting pretty old, and pretty big, and it was time for them to start using a few cuss words. Of course, the 5 year old agreed.

About that time, their mother called them downstairs. They ran downstairs and their mother asked “What do you boys want for breakfast?”

The 7 year old replied, Aw Hell Mom, just gimme some pancakes.”

“What!” the mother exclaimed, “We’ll have none of that around here!” and gave the boy a little smack on the cheek. “Now you go back to your room!!” Both boys started crying, and the 7 year old ran off to his room.

The mother turned to the 5 year old and asked, “And what do you want for breakfast, young man?”

The blubbering 5 year old replied, “I dunno, but you can bet your ass it won’t be pancakes!”

Weird Repeat Dream

I had a dream I was driving my Landcruiser underground. Like straight down a hole. The only thing keeping it from falling was because the roof was scraping. I had to wriggle to get around corners and bumps in the ceiling, walls and floor. There were horizontal parts and straight down parts. The whole thing was black dirt, it wasn’t rock, that’s why I didn’t get stuck. I could just force my way though.
There were some people ahead of me, but I don’t know who they are. (I think I knew in the dream, I just can’t remember now). I never saw them in the dream, they were way down there. There was a girl I used to work with giving me some equipment when I first drove down in the hole. From the expression on her face, she knew it wasn’t a good idea to go down there.
I got way down before I started even wondering how I was going to get out. When I started wondering how I was going to get out, the dream turned bad, it wasn’t scary before that.
I’ve had this dream before.

Then I woke up and started worrying about stuff. I knew there was no going back to sleep.

Week Flying By

This week seems to be flying by. I know it’s only Tuesday, but it still seems like the week is almost gone already.
Yesterday my first cousin and his family came on a cruise ship. Our moms are sisters. The stay was nice, but very short. We came and saw the house, first time they’d ever seen it. Then we went to the beach for a little while. Above are snorkeling pics. Then we went downtown so they could do a little shopping, and then we took them back to the ship. They got off the ship at 8:30 and had to get back on at one PM. A very short visit.
Today have to get some new tires for the Wifes car. I’m trying to get a website up, as I already mentioned, and I just feel like there won’t be enough time in this week.
We got up and had a look at the Eclipse last night. It was about half way, and if you were only going to look once, we looked at precisely the best time. You could see the curve of the Earths shadow on the moon.
Now the days are getting longer again. Summer is on the way!