Cold again in North Texas this morning…and I get to visit the FAA. But if I didn’t have these little visits where would I get fantastic stories about dealing with government bureaucracy?
Come to California and forget to renew your vehicle reg. or driver license. That’ll take a few months off your life.
Fortunately in Texas you can do it on-line. Right now I’m am trying to get an appointment time so I can even get into the FAA office. The person I was connected to on the telephone “was not at his desk” so I left a message…we’ll see how this works out.
We have on-line service, too, unless you (me!) get a message telling you that your renewal is “not available” on-line. Good luck.
He’ll get back to you REEL soon!
Still waiting for a call back…must be nice to work for Uncle Sugar.
Maybe he’s still in the little boys’ room.
Hah, it’s warm up here in NH. I would tell you to say hello to my father when you visit the FAA offices, but unless you work for Southwest you are unlikely to meet him.
Yeah, I work for FSI. We’ve got our own FAA Dude, so I think I might try and track him down and use that route.
FSI = FlightSafety International?
A small world gets a little smaller. My dad was an instructor for them after he retired from the Air Force. He was at the Wilmington and then West Palm Beach locations until he retired back in ’04, with an occasional return for one-off courses until ’10. He came out here a couple of times for training and such, though the last time for that was in ’00.
I watched this last night from your posting yesterday. Cruz is a stud but I’m holding off on boyfriending him for now. These guys always break my heart and Rand Paul has mine for now. One heart break at a time, please. But Cruz’s testimony is the message that needs to be put forth and put forth frequently and forcefully.
Now they’re telling me that grabbing a pair of scissors is good to go against a mass murderer in my office. I thought I was supposed to grab my car keys to gouge his eyes out.
Is it okay to run with those scissors? Hopefully, that’s not a slippery slope.
I researched and applied for a position as a meteorologist for AccuWeather in Pennsylvania. I was thrilled when they gave me the opportunity. It was completely different weather, I was not used to winter. It was hard, I had to make new friends, and missed my mom’s cooking. The little things get tough but you need to move away, you have to succeed and do what you need to do.
Maria Molina. Meteorologist or rocket scientist? You decide. (I know. Nobody cares )
Uh huh. Whatever. Tomorrow’s going to be a terrible day for me. I’m just not used to February.
Why does February give you fits?
You didn’t read my comment up there, did you? You were just looking for the pictures, huh? I was being sarcastic. *Look up here. Hello.*
What huh? I was just watching the weather.
No, I read it…I was giving you a (too) subtle setup to write your own version of the quote.
I guess I’ll just stick to puns and purple prose.
You know I never look into a woman’s eyes!
I think you know what she meant when she said, “I’m not used to (real) winter”. Ms Snarky Snarkerton.
You’re right. I should try to be nicer. I’m sure because it’s difficult for her to sit up straight causing the blood to drain from her brain (you and the other fellers here understand that, right?), she can’t think speak clearly.
I apologize to her. It must be the wintery winter I’m not experiencing here in Cali. Let it snow so that I can know. /
“…she can’t think speak clearly.”
Did someone’s 18-hour support come up a few hours short?
That was an ‘or-ible mistake. I Wonder how it happened.
Well, being snarky is a hard game to play, Tex.
Huh? You’re kidding, right? Ms Snarky Snarkerton c’est moi.
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot: -firtz- !!
Careful how you maim or encroach on the -fritz-meister’s nom d’plume!
Well, OK. But it’s not like I said -fartz- or somethin’. Sheesh
What kills me is that these people ought to have “a path to citizenship”.Well,dumbos,they do:they can go back to where they came and apply just like people in,say, Africa and Asia do.Reply:”Well,they’ve lived here 20 years,blah,blah…”.Fine let them stay,but that is no reason to make them citizens.
My little head explodes when the likes of immigration attorney Francisco Hernandez, aka “little Satan,” el diablito malcriado, laments the heartbreak and abandonment that the anchor babies would experience if their parents were deported. “We can’t break up the families! Republicans are for family values, aren’t they?” So then, I demand that the law in this country that prohibits foreign parents to take their children with them when they are deported back to their countries of origin be repealed now! Oh, yea. That’s right. There is no such prohibition.
OK, then I demand that Hillary or Carry or Ubama demand that those countries that prohibit their own citizens from bringing their own children home be repealed now! Let the families stay together … in their own country.
to take = from taking (We must preserve the language *o*).
OK. I’ve really had it now. I just watched the video clip. An otherwise well composed narrative is absolutely ruined for me when it ends with this:
“… but Robert Ford would only lay on the floor and look at the ceiling …” Emphasis is mine.
I listen to mattress salespeople talk about “laying” on mattresses; I listen to news people describe victims “laying” in the street; but they never tell me what they were laying on the mattress or what they were laying on the street.
to lay = to place something
to lie = to recline
“… but Robert Ford would only lie on the floor and look at the ceiling …” I fixed it. Ford was lying on the floor. He wasn’t laying anything on the floor.
All you writers here, please don’t lie down and accept this diction error!! When you lay down your pen, be sure you’ve acted to preserve our language. Thank you for listening.
“Barack Obama lies like a rug”.
That!! He lays the rug on the floor, lies on it, and then lies like a rug-dog.
So you’d not be OK with my uncle saying he was going to have a “lie down”?
It’s good that there are those in the world trying to preserve language, just don’t end up like Iceland
On the contrary! Even though it’s a colloquialism, it is proper in itself. If Uncle were to say he was going to have a “lay down,” Aunt Texa would have a wee meltdown. (Just kidding. And for the record, I only get peeved when the misuse is on the news broadcasts, in movies, and by school teachers, etc.).
Guilfoyle, Miss Attorney on Redeye, misuses “begs the question.” Oh, well; I still love her (even though her breasts are too large); she was SF first lady for a term or month.
When my grandaddy Jack was going to take a nap,he’d say he was going to “flatten out”…pure Mississippi!
I like both: to flatten out and to have a lie down. I’m going to teach those to my Grand Sun.
We got our global warming turned back on here in NH. It’s supposed to get to a blazing 67 F outside. I’m thinking of taking off early and going to the beach.
Maybe one of the three will lure Tink out of “hiding” or whatever.
While I’m on that subject, I pray that she and her family are doing OK!
See, it worked, here I am.
I just saw a report that X Games Snowmobiler Caleb Moore died after being injured last week. It seems to me that there is a much higher rate of mortality among X games participants than former NFL players. And yet I have heard nothing from the President or anyone else about their “horrible” sport. I am sure he is drafting his PR memo right his very minute.
Kill whitey. C.I.L.L.
So, “Barack” is terrorist for “Tyrone”?
I could deal with him doing poetry from prison, fo’ sho’.
I’d prefer it if Obama was a Goalie in Ice Hickey and took a great big puck…right in the mouth! Maybe then he’d shutup for awhile, till he miraculously regrows his teeth!
Not a correction of thought…a correction of spelling-Hickey=Hockey!
Ice Hickey?? I think that is Texacali’s favorite.
Only when at Tahoe in winter!
No. I’m not used to winter or February, remember?
D’ya wanta fight lady?
No, I said, “nice and sticky.” Close, though.
Top Six Reasons (Half-) Black Guys Don’t Play Hockey (apologies to Nat X)
6. It’s cold out there!
5. Don’t want to risk losing any gold teeth.
4. Don’t want to be around white guys with sticks.
3. Don’t want to be around a white guy in a mask.
2. Don’t feel the need to dominate yet another sport.
1. Not allowed to wear “mom” jeans on the ice.
(no idea about hickeys)
And MTV hasn’t saturated/glamourized the sport yet.
What, NBC colorizing the path of the puck wasn’t enough for you?
I just read that Jim Nabors recently got married to another man. The only surprise there is that I thought he died years ago.
Kit covered this yesterday, Matt.
“I just read that Jim Nabors recently got married to ANOTHER MAN” Wow, how many is that now? Sorry, a little fun.