Flag Day 2009

On the 14TH of June we celebrate Flag Day here in the U.S.A.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The National Flag Day Foundation

The Flag Of The United States Of America

United States Department Of Veterans Affairs – Flag Day

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Of The United States – Flag Day

Saturday Night Retro

TODAY – the 13TH of June – marks my 14TH anniversary of living right here in my current home in South Central Homestead Florida 33034. At 168 months this is by far the longest tenure for me in any home in my entire life. This surpasses the 69 months that I lived in Lanham Maryland (1975-1980), the 55 months that I lived in McLean Virginia (1980-1985), and the 57 months that I lived on the original Homestead Air Force Base (1987-1992).

It’s hard to believe that when I first moved here in my current home (from my previous home in nearby Naranja) the rest of my family was still living up in McLean Virginia for the 15TH year (out of 16). Since then my Mom and Dad and Brother have moved nearly a dozen times combined – halfway across the U.S.A. !

Back in 1993 after I got out of the Active Duty USAF (and before I started working back with the USAF again as a Civilian) I lived in a tiny studio efficiency of a couple hundred square feet in what could best be described as ‘a rundown apartment complex in a rough neighbourhood in the heart of Melbourne Florida’. I paid less than $200 per month in rent for that place, and that was pretty much what it was worth back then. Although I made some good friends there it was the closest that I’ve ever come to living in a crack den. 😯

Here’s a jam that was totally HOT on the radio and on the dance floors 16 years ago in 1993 while I was unemployed and trying hard to stay out of trouble in that rough ‘hood of Melbourne. It’s the U.S. # 1 platinum smash from Snow – and it’s all about that “Informer”. I present it to you for your ‘Saturday Night Retro’ review:

Saturday Morning Shenanigans

THIS MORNING I awoke wide awake at roughly 5:15 AM. I took a hot shower, put some cool clothes on, and pretty much rushed to the Cracker Barrel in Florida City (where all of the food is) so that I could be there a few minutes after opening time at 6 AM. And I was, and I did – partake in an ENORMOUS breakfast o’ champions consisting of buttery french toast goodness with globs of (near) maple syrup, scrambled eggs with melted swiss cheese, and three hot and tasty sausage links.

I also got a haircut this morning at the legendary Woody’s of Homestead. My brother’s wife told me to do so in preparation of a family portrait next weekend.

Check out this Shenanigan from my E-Mail Inbox:

Anyone want to make any bets as to a successful outcome on this one ?

Survivor, “Texas-Style”

Because of the popularity of the “Survivor” shows, Texas is planning to do a show entitled, “Survivor, Texas-Style.”

1.  The contestants will all start in Dallas, then drive to Waco, Austin, San Antonio, over to Houston, and down to Brownsville.

2.  They will then proceed up to Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Lubbock, and Amarillo.

3.  From there they will go on to Abilene, Fort Worth, and finally back to Dallas.

4.  Each will be driving a pink Volvo with bumper stickers that read: “I’m Gay”, “I Love the Dixie Chicks”, “Boycott Beef”, “I Voted for Obama”, “George Strait Sucks”, “Hillary in 2012”, and “I’m Here To Confiscate Your Guns”.

The first one to make it back to Dallas alive wins.

And now here’s a little diddy from the classic TV series “Hee Haw“:

Those are my ‘Saturday Morning Shenanigans’ for now. Stay tuned for a fresh new edition of the ‘Saturday Night Retro’ later tonight, but first – REMEMBER THIS !

Dog Vs Hot Dog