Sunday, December 29, 2013

Thank you, Mr. UPS Delivery man

Today in the news, companies like UPS and Amazon are getting hammered late Christmas deliveries.[U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal] was among the few politicians joining the hammering. Never mind I always order early when I do the Christmas shopping and realize that the closer to Christmas when you order increases the chances you gift WILL be late for Christmas.

Where I am employ at we had different experience with

It was late Monday afternoon, a few days before Christmas, the Christmas season movie traffic had finally pick up. I was at my usually place, tearing movie tickets and directing the movie customers to their theaters when I spotted brown uniform dodging and weaving though the crowd he would have a Texan running back proud. It was our former UPS deliveryman and in his hand was our - our very late- Deluxe Movie box.

With strong steady stride he strolled up and thrust the Movie Box into my face,"This." he waved the box."was somehow put on my truck." he announced, then spun the box and scanned the ID tag into his UPS data pad. Then he place the box into the floor and handed me the word pad, which I quickly signed and then he was off with his UPS data pad in hand

Dodging and weaving out the door he went back to his new route, only then I remembered to call out. "Thank you, Mr UPS Delivery man!"

Slowly as my one of my managers walk up and pick up the Deluxe Movie box, I began to realize what the UPS Delivery man said,"This was somehow put on my truck." He had ridden 10 miles out of his way to the correct error. Instead of going back to the UPS truck barn and let some else delivery it the next day.

Customer Service !

"Thank you, Mr UPS Delivery man!"

The Launching of the CHARLES W. MORGAN

On July 21, 2013, the CHARLES W. MORGAN relaunched and readied for her 38th voyage. The 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan will start on or about May 17 and returned by August 9, 2014.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

416 CTF/AMU at Red Flag 12-2

Cut, Stolen, and Pasted from the Blog: Among The Joshua Trees. All rights reserved.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Dedication of Habitat House #90

Today, Monday December 16, 2013 Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County dedicated House 90.

It is 3 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bathroom home for the family. Unfortunately, it will be not 100 per cent ready for the home owner in time for Christmas. Therefore, the home owner has decide to wait until after the New Year to move in.

House 90 is partially sponsored by Briggs Equipment of Freeport, Texas. The rest of the monies to build this house, are from private donations.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Daniel Defense Commercia

Would you run this commercia if you were the head of the NFL?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Walk for Habitat, November 2, 2013

Another great day for the Walk for Habitat November 2, 2013.

It was nice sunny day, warm, but not too hot, the temperature was mid 70F, with few clouds, BASF, who sponsored the "15th annual Walk for Habitat" did an excellent job, organizing the event. Thank you, everyone who attended.

Enjoy the pictures !

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County House 90

.Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County House 90 starts October 24,2013 at 608 S. Hancock Angleton, Texas.

For more information visit the Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County web pages Here.

Landscaping Is Done.

It was beautifully Saturday morning when we did the landscaping for Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County House 89, in Clute, Texas.
A smaller than normal group of volunteers showed up to help, possible because of the early morning showers. But that did not stop the 20 or so volunteers that show up. By one o'clock most of the landscaping was done.

The Dedication is planed for Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County House 89 started today, September 12, 2013. It will be a ten day build. Come and join us ! Please help us build a new home with this young lady.

How Habitat Works

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County approaches the challenge of providing affordable homeownership opportunities to low-income families in an innovative way. Affordable homes are built using a large amount of volunteer labor, donated funds and materials. The homes are sold at no interest to qualifying low-income families.

Green Building Habitat for Humanity builds homes that are not only affordable, but also sustainable. Habitat builds using comprehensive green design. Many people think of solar panels when they think of green building, but the reality is that it encompasses much more. Green building is a whole house design that takes into account energy efficiency, smart use of building materials, water usage, and much more. Habitat builds green to take better care of the environment, Habitat homeowners and volunteers. Volunteering Volunteers play a critical role in our programs, and are involved in every aspect of our work, including:

Home construction

Work to select families

Support partner families in community building efforts

Drive fundraising efforts

Work on advocacy and community outreach

And more...

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County recruits large numbers of volunteers to help construct Habitat homes, and in so doing strives to promote volunteerism as a collective community value.

Come and join now at 848 Wade Street.Clute, TX 77531

The week of September 12, 2013- September 19, 2013.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Greenland's Mega Canyon

An Interview with David Drake and David Weber

Back in 2008, the Milbog Blackfive and Bean Books did a groups of video interviews with Military- Science/Fiction authors, David Drake and David Weber. I am posting the interview here. The rest of the interviews can be by clicking on their names or searching

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In the begining ...

On Thusday, September 12, Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County will begin its 89 house build. It will be ten day build. The address is 848 Wade Street, Clute, TX 77531.

For more in information please visit the Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County web site.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Battle scene from "Old Ironsides" (1926)

The Great Texas Mosquito Festival is coming Monday July 22,2013 to July 27, 2013 in Clute, Texas.

With live Camera Feed during the festival. Go to HERE !

Over on Bayou Renaissance Man Blog there is a report about Jeff Bezos the founder and CEO of, Inc., has recovered one of the Rocketdyne F-1 engines from Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 1969. This is great news!

UPDATE: More details here.

On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to land on the Moon.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Victoria & Stephen Loikith Wedding May 26, 2013 part 2

Victoria & Stephen Wedding May 26, 2013 part 2

Just realized that you tube ended the first half of the Vicky & Stephen Wedding video early therefore i half added the PART 2. of the wedding. Sorry :-(

Sunday, June 23, 2013

House 88 Dedication was today. This the 88 home that the local Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County was build since 1990.
It was nice sunny day Sunday for the dedication. About 30 people showed up for dedication. This number was down from the last dedication, bit not surprising as this is the last house build until September 2013.

The reason that Habitat for Humanity takes a summer break is that local temperature is south Texas will reach about 101 degrees (F)by early August, which is way too hot to work in. Be early September it will cool down to the low 80's again and we shall continue to build Habitat homes again.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Victoria & Stephen Loikith Wedding May 26, 2013 - Part 2.

These photos are from my video camera, so i apologize for the poor quality.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Habitat House 88 started this week, May 10,2013. It is a ten day build. Please click on the link to see the house. Or come and join us at the build site, on Austin ST, Clute, Texas.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County House 87 dedication was yesterday, April 21, 2013, please come and see photos of the new home.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

House 86 dedication was today, March 3, 2013. Come see Habitat for Humanity of Brazoria County House 86.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Administrative note

Administrative note

I have deleted the "Grease" movie poster. The poster is copyrighted by Paramount Pictures with ALL rights reserved by Paramount Pictures. This became a problem therefore I have removed that problem.

Have a great day

Saturday, February 9, 2013

2013 Habitat Dinner

2013 Habitat Dinner

Brazosport College Jazz Band & Singers

Brazosport College Jazz Band & Singers Directed by Richard Birk. Habitat For Humanity Southern Brazoria Countyat the 2013 Volunteer Dinner Celebration February 5, 2013.

All rights reserved

sorry about the shaking. ,my fault. :-)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County started to build House 86.

This is ten day build.

The Texas rains have stop. It is still cool in the mid 50's, but last Saturday the temperature rose into the mid 60's and sun came out. :-)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mr brother-in-law and art of Shabu-shabu

My brother-in-law is a steak and potato man, meaning that his diet strictly steak and potatoes - no real vegetables, no lamb or other foreign foods, - just beef and potatoes until he met our family.

Being of Italian descendant my family ate different foods from around the world. The first time we introduce my brother-in-law to chop sticks he almost starved to death as the rest of us ate well. Fortunately my sister rescued him in time and taught him the art of eating chop sticks. "NO! Husband, put BOTH sticks in the same hand like my brother is doing! OH, Never mind, Can some PLEASE get him a fork, NOW?" :-)

It took my brother-in-law time to mastered the art of eating with chow sticks. Little did he realize at the time, that a few years later his wife's family dinner lessons would pay off in big way.

A few years ago, shortly after the earthquake in Japan my brother-in-law was sent to Japan to recover some equipment for his boss's company. The Japanese employees greeted them at Tokyo and then headed north to the job site.

After arriving the site, the Japanese men took put for dinner, too the Americans' surprise they sat down in front several large cooking bowls. "Guess what for dinner?" asked they Japanese host very proudly. My brother-in-law answered for everyone," Shabu-shabu?". Their Japanese host was very happy that he had chosen a dish that Americans had recognized. Of course, most Americans never heard, Shabu-shabu a Japanese soup. However, some have heard of Sukiyaki which the photo above look like. My brother-in-law later explained - to the other Americans -that was familiar with the dish because his wife's family served it to him, once!