Tuesday, January 31, 2006


It's 5:02 PM, Junior's at work and Patrick's here with me.
I guess I forgot to blog this morning, because the wee one and I went out and grabbed an FTF this morning (and planted one).
So I don't know what I was going to talk about today. Oh well.

Monday, January 30, 2006


It's 7:04 PM and Junior's at work, and Patricks here with me, he just had a bath.
Gators only dropped two spots to Seventh in the USA Today Poll. Huh!
Got stuck in the mud on the lake bottom of Salamonie Lake( Flood Control Reservoir controlled by Dam) today with Patrick. Lake is practically down to just the River going thru it. Saw foundations of some buildings. Was following a deer herd trail out to an island, the mud got to wet, too quick. Couldn't move my feet. MIckey boots were encased in cement like mud up to their tops. Got out of my Mickeys, took ten minutes of extreme effort to free them, by then had lost my socks. Bare feet in the 37 degree mud. Had to keep moving around to keep from sinking too deep. Eshausted at the effort. Trudged back to shore line beach, throwing the boots, one at a time about two steps ahead of me until I got my second wind and carried them out They weigh three pounds each, about, three times that with mud on them. Patrick had four mudballs on his little feet. Got to beach exhausted at the effort, put mud encrusted feet into Mickeys and hiked the mile back to truck. Took an hour when we got back home to hose off me, dog, boots, clothes. Oddly enough feet weren't cold during whole ordeal...Maybe it was a little drier when the deers did it? I don't know. We were lucky, that's for sure. I don't think we were in any real danger, just a sorry uncomfortable mess. I was stuck in Bay Mud in Florida once, tho, that was sucking me down down down and survived that, had help getting pulled out, that WAS a dicey situation.
Patrick was a real trooper on our little excursion today, he's a good dog.


Sunday, January 29, 2006


It's 6:23 a.m. and Junior is a t work and Stephen and another guy are downstairs watching Sin City on Dvd.

Sorry I feel like I have to post "Gators Win" as a topic headline, but with two back to back conference lossses, it seemed appropriate. Down by as much as ten and trailing by 3 at the half, the Gators roared back in the second period to beat Vandy by 23 points. Oh MY. I don't know if the big wins or the losses are the flukes. I don't know what to think about this team. BB is just to volatile for me I guess. With the advent of high speed internet around here, I can listen to the games on the net, something I've never really done with BB before. I think I went to only one BB game in my four years at UF. Sometimes we would hear a big roar of a crowd coming from the center of campus, and we'd say "What the??" "oh it's a basketball game', and go about our business. So at least back then somebody was going. Football was the big thing then as in the past and now, and in the future. At the half last night I was resigned to a new mindset: Figure the Gators are going to lose every game, and if they happen to win one, wells that's just ducky, instead of the mindset we probably all had fallen into of thinking they were invincaable and a loss would be a tragedy on par with well I don't know what. So now what are we to do? You tell me. Jacklyn Smith REMAINS one of the world's Great Beauties. Spurrier must NOT be allowed to win in the Swamp!

--Trader Rick


Friday, January 27, 2006


It's 6:49 a.m. and Junior and Patrick are downstairs playing video games.

And it's day two of the Gators' basket ball purgatory-disgrace. Let's hope this is the last day.


Thursday, January 26, 2006


It's 7:47 a.m. and Juniors off somewhere and Patrick's wandering around somewhere.

Didn't really expect the BBGators to self destruct so sompletely. Goodbye number five, hello number twelve. Gamecocks took them apart pretty thoroughly despite the closeness of the score. They went for over ten minutes with out a set up score, what does that tell you? Oh, well. Guess the pre-season was a fluke.

Photo is of me and Mick in our Rendezvous outfits.


Wednesday, January 25, 2006


It's 7:16 a.m. and snowing, Patrick and Junior are downstairs playing football (Vols vs. Gators) on Xbox, oops, now they're up here, oops now Junior is leaving for a managers' meeting and Patrick is here chewing on his bone.
We like to watch the audition shows on "American Idol" because they're such a hoot, and well, there's Paula Abdul....Last night was a real treat. Simon outdid himself in inflicting cruelty needlessly, and if the contestent stood up for himself Randy pounced like a proud member of the wolf pack. Paula, loveable slutt that she is, jumped on one of the male contestants, wrapping her legs around his waist--I'm not making this up! As he staggered out of the audition room, Paula still clutching him in a thigh-death grip, he was greeted by his wife, and Paula had to slink away in shame. Anyway, a remarkable thing thenhappened.
This young-young South Carolina thing bounces into the room, skinny but very innocently sexy with curves in all the right places, long blond hair, cute as a button, classically beautiful girl next door face, deep melodious southern drawl, and instantly captures the hearts of all three judges. Simon is in love. Paula gushes. Randy's eyes bug out. She has it all, total package, and is shy and humble. Turns out she is a rollerskate waitress, lives with her aged grandfather, her mother abandoned her at a young age, her father is in prison...but she is utterly captivating--everyman's dream of a high school sweetheart, everyman' dream as a daughter--
She opens that sweet mouth to sing and guess what?
SHE'S TERRIFFIC! Our mouth fell open! She's a really great singer! She could be signed up right now. We predict, right here, you heard it first, she will either WIN American Idol, or at least become a pop recording artist!!! The judges sat in stunned silence, they were blown away!! Even Simon. SHE'S GONNA BE A BIG STAR!!! Her name is PICKLEY. That's all I know.
Heard a rumour yesterday that the head writer of this controversial show wrote in his blog that the show was cancelled, as we predicted. Searched all the usual suspect entertainment websites, and googled, but found NO MENTION of this. This should be a HUGE HEADLINE story, but it won't be. A show cancelled due to the moral OUTRAGE of the American people? When's the last time, if ever, that happened? The jews at the network went way over the line with this one, in their campaign to destroy Christian values thru ridicule. Depicting Christ as "all right" with Promiscuity, Drug addiction, Bribery, Alcoholism, homosexuality, ad naseum -- did they really think this would fly? Interesting to see how this story is treated... Saw AP had a short on it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


It's 6:13 a.m., Junior is out somewhere and Patrick's still in bed.
Well, the Gators dropped to No. 5 as predicted in the AP BB poll, but only to number four in the USA Today poll. That poll has left me with absolutely NO respect for the BB coaches or whoever it is that votes. They gave Duke all 31 of their first place votes last week. Then Duke loses ONE game, like everybody else, and suddenly they're dogshit? Bah. May as well vote on the color and cut of their shorts. All of a sudden some idiot votes Memphis with two losses number one, and somebody votes Texas number one and UConn gets twice as many votes as Duke. It beyond silly. There's no logic here, boys.

Monday, January 23, 2006


It's 7:56 a.m., Junior's out somewhere and Patrick is in my lap pretending he likes me. I don't know what his deal is.

Nothing to say.


Sunday, January 22, 2006


It's 8:23 a.m. and Junior just went downstairs to sack out on the couch and Patrick joined him.
Well, our precious Gators dissapointed once more, as is their wont to do. Pitt fell, Duke fell, leaving the Gators the only undefeated team in the nation, and bound for a number one ranking if only they could beat an unranked conference opponent. Not to be. With 39 seconds left and the game TIED, Gators lose to Vols 76-80. They led the entire first half with the exception of when the Vols led by one for about twelve seconds, and by as much as eight only. Second half they led for the first ten minutes, then gave up the lead to the Vols , who never led by more than THREE, and the score was tied several times, but the Gators never got back. Oh, well. And with the gators shooting 55 and the Vols 43!! Amazing. But not startling. We knew it was going to happen. The Gators are always over-ranked by the coaches, then when they don't meet expectations, are under-ranked. Look at Football. We NEVER should have been ranked 5th, but at the end we are 18th--and we should be around TEN--so it goes, what do they know. Gator BB should be ranked, now, at around 12, not that they will be...


Saturday, January 21, 2006



ok, THAT'S BETTER.Will rewrite blog
It's 6:01 a.m., it was fifty degrees out yesterday, again. Junior is conked out on the couch downstairs and Patrick has joined him.
Marcus sent me a big coffee tabale book (Catalog) boy I hate writing this all over again, of Militarty Payment Certificates. I looked up mine. I have 9 twenty dollar series 661 that I squirreled away when paid, then found later. I sold one on eBay, then misplaced them again.
The Gators play Tenn. in Knoxville tonite, a real test. They better be on their game or it's all over. Go Gators, Beat Vols! Some say Vols have best chance of beating us as anybody...


Friday, January 20, 2006


It's 9:23 a.m. and Patrick and Junior are around, getting ready for bed.

Had a topic, but forget what is was, oh, well. Went caching yesterday with patrick, found three, hid four. Fifty-one degrees out and sunny/cloudy!

Later, 5:55 p.m. Patrick's snoozing and Junior's at work. Remembered the subject of today's blog:

Last night, while sitting up in bed watching "Dancing With The Stars" on the tube with 18,999,999 other folks, heard a bang outside--sounded like something (limb?) falling on the roof of the porch under the bedroom window behind our heads--Patrick jumped about four feet straight up in the air and started barking. That should have been the end of it, but he continued to run around the upstairs and downstairs barking his fool head off, so I got up, and low and behold, outside up at the intersection was the telltail flashing lights of dozens of emergency red white and blue flashing lights.

That's a quarter mile away, but the whole front yard was lit up. Saw smoke pouring out of a car. I guess patrick was barking at the lights? never really figured that out. Anyway I got my coat and mickey boots on and slushed thru the cornfield to the intersection and talked to one of the Responders, to get the scoop.

All it was is an abandoned car on fire in the road. No crash. There were two firetrucks from the township Volunteer firehouse, and numerous police cars and the normal compliment of a half dozen bluelighted first responder pickup trucks.

Any way when Junior came home from work, an hour later. ,there was a flatbed and a wrecker working on the car. These guys always drag this out as long as they can for some reason. It seems like they want to stay there all night. I know they're not getting paid overtime so I'm not sure what the deal is.

There was a fatal crash about a quarter mile in the other direction last year, and it took them an hour to cut the bodies out of the car and get them on gurnies, then everybody hung around another two hours.

A few years ago, a world war two fighter plane crashed and didn't burn about a half mile from here, killing the pilot and that was a two day affair. They practice aerial acrobatics here because it's unrestricted airspace. (read: Flyover territory) So we get the warbirds from Huntigton, the fighter jets from Ft. Wayne and the Tank killers from who knows where lowleveling fast, all the time. veritable airshow. Oh well....


Thursday, January 19, 2006


It's 6:44 a.m. and Patrick has chosen to join Junior who is asleep on the couch downstairs.
Well, the #2 ranked UF Gators have moved to 17-0 with a 113-62 victory over the Savannah State Tigers. I suppose there was a reason this now 1-18 team scheduled with the Gators. I'm sure no one twisted their arm. Really, an undersized, outmatched team. NOthing to brag about here. The Gators were as kind as they could be, I guess, with 3 walkons and 2 freshmen playing the final ten minutes or so. Gators won by 51 points. (Colorado beat SSU by 64). Hats off to the hearts of these guys. They played hard right up to the end. (One of their startrs is 5'9"). Prior to last nights scrimmage, the Gators were averaging a 20 point maargin of victory, and the Tigers a 19 point margin of defeat.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


It's 6:57 a.m. Patrick and Junior and Stephen (or somebody) are asleep on the couches downstairs. There's about 2 inches of snow on the ground, so planned geocaching trip is on hold. The weather people didn't have a clue...
I'm getting a little weary of the anti-war talk going on now. The democrats are totally devoid now of any moral compass whatsoever, and that means the country is 1/2 without a moral compass. I'm particularly tired of some few National Guardsmen whining about the war. Apparently they like the generous bennies of peacetime guard work, but no, don't send me overseas, THAT's not what I signed up for. Well, it IS. What did you think those rifles were for? The Guard was the nucleus of the first Units in the Civil War and the Fight against Poncho Villa. Other wars I'm not up on, Guard-wise.
I had to endure ten years of Dove crap about Viet Nam in the sixties and seventies. It took DECADES to finally forgive the hippies who fled to Canada. I came to appreciate their viewpoint and their sacrifice, those who stood up for what they believed and took the consequences (Jail or exile). But not draft-dodgers like Jefferson Clinton who promised to serve, then reneged by working the system.We NEVER will forgive Hanoi Jane or Sen. John Scary D-Hanoi. There is no statute of limitations on treason in my book. Anti war protest has it's place and we have to endure it, but not when it gives aid and comfort to the enemy. It almost seems the MSM and the democrat party are on THEIR side.
I was a citizen-soldier. I was drafted, a conscript. There was no lottery. I had a four year college deferment, when it was up, my time came--immediately. We all went. I was not a volunteer. But when my country called, I answered that call, and served with pride. I didn't want to go to Southeast Asia. At our fort, we had a bulletin board that listed the "Levy"--once a week a list would be posted: these 15 guys go to Viet Nam, those two go to Germany. You checked the list when it came out, for your name. My levy had just two names. I had orders to the war games, the other guy went to Germany. When I got to my overseas unit, all the FNG's were given a calendar--a line drawing of South Vietnam, or a dragon, or a naked girl, whatever, divided into 365 sections--you colored one in everyday. You were "short" when you got about 75% colored in. Nobody in their right mind wanted to be there. Everybody wanted to go home. But we did our duty and suffered the inevitable consequences, only a soldier far from home knows.
I am immensely proud of my service. I always supported America's fight against Godless Communism and its enslavement of half the earth. I would do it again. I wish some people would shut up. My president is not a liar, he is a Great Leader of the Free World, Thank God for Him. God Bless our Troops. If that sounds simple, it's because it is. That is all.
--Trader Rick


Tuesday, January 17, 2006


It's 7:05 a.m. and Patrick and Junior are alsleep downstairs. It was 50 degrees out yestesrday when Earthdog and I were out caching.
RAndom Thoughts:
Just heard on the radio that a reporter has claimed John Muthra was not awarded his two purple hearts at the request of his unit, but APPLIED for them stateside prior to running for congress. Do we need a Form 180 here? We're still waiting for John Kerry's as far as I know... This is not good.
On another front, the racist Mulatto Mayor of New Orleans has been shooting his mouth off again, no not against Mexicans this time, against whites. He says he wants the city to be majority "Chocolate". I hope the votors have the sense to throw this useless bag of shit out of office. Hasn't he hurt the city enough? He says God is punishing America with Hurricanes.
The Hollyweird crowd had a literal Ball last night at the Golden Globe awards, giving prizes to each other and to "Brokeback Mountain", the Queer-Love-is-Nice movie....
Here's a Marine who does not need to pad his resume' :
How Marines become legends! The Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant in the picture is Michael Burghardt, part of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team that is supporting the Nebraska Army National Guard. Leading the fight is Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt, known as "Iron Mike" or just "Gunny." He is on his third tour in Iraq. He had become a legend in the bomb disposal world after winning the Bronze Star for disabling 64 IED's and destroying 1,548 pieces of ordnance during his second tour.
Then, on September 19, he got blown up.
He had arrived at a chaotic scene after a bomb had killed four US soldiers. He chose not to wear the bulky bomb protection suit. "You can't react to any sniper fire and you get tunnel-vision," he explains. So, protected by just a helmet and standard- issue flak jacket, he began what bomb disposal officers term "the longest walk," stepping gingerly into a 5ft deep and 8ft wide crater. The earth shifted slightly and he saw a Senao base station with a wire leading from it. He cut the wire and used his 7in knife to probe the ground.
"I found a piece of red detonating cord between my legs," he says. "That's when I knew I was screwed."
Realizing he had been sucked into a trap, Sgt. Burghardt, 35, yelled at everyone to stay back. At that moment, an insurgent, probably watching through binoculars, pressed a button on his mobile phone to detonate the secondary device below the sergeant's feet. "A chill went up the back of my neck and then the bomb exploded," he recalls. "As I was in the air I remember thinking, 'I don't believe they got me.' I was just ticked off they were able to do it. Then I was lying on the road, not able to feel anything from the waist down."
His colleagues cut off his trousers to see how badly he was hurt. None could believe his legs were still there. "My dad's a Vietnam vet who's paralyzed from the waist down," says Sgt. Burghardt. "I was lying there thinking I didn't want to be in a wheelchair next to my dad and for him to see me like that. They started to cut away my pants and I felt a real sharp pain and blood trickling down. Then I wiggled my toes and I thought, 'Good, I'm in business.'
"As a stretcher was brought over, adrenaline and anger kicked in. "I decided to walk to the helicopter. I wasn't going to let my team-mates see me being carried away on a stretcher." He stood and gave the insurgents who had blown him up a one-fingered salute. "I flipped them one. It was like, 'OK, I lost that round but I'll be back next week.' I knew there was somebody disappointed out there."
Working together, the ordnance disposal Marines and the Nebraska National Guardsmen have developed a mutual respect - there's no Army-Marine trash-talking here. Burghardt, an 18-year Marine with 15 years' experience disarming explosives, returns the admiration from the Army soldiers. "I feel part of this Army team," he said. "They take care of us like brothers."
Burghardt, 35, wouldn't accept painkillers when he was brought back to camp by the Nebraskans. He knew he might need them later. And he's not looking to leave Ramadi for five more months. "I don't want a ticket out," he said. "I want to stay here so we can take as many people home as possible."
Copies of the photograph depicting his defiance, taken by Jeff Bundy for the Omaha World-Herald, adorn the walls of homes across America and that of Col. John Gronski, the brigade commander in Ramadi, who has hailed the image as an exemplar of the warrior spirit. Sgt. Burghardt's injuries - burns and wounds to his legs and buttocks - kept him off duty for nearly a month and could have earned him a ticket home.
But, like his father - who was awarded a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts for being wounded in action in Vietnam - he stayed in Ramadi to engage in the battle against insurgents who are forever coming up with more ingenious ways of killing Americans.
AlGore, the brain dead slowtalking not-from-this-planet drooling idiot has called Bush a Terrorist. Now the dried up She Bitch Hillary Clinton has called Bush's presidency the "worst in History". How do these morons get away with this shit? Why does the MSM even bother to report this silly drivel? I'll tell you why: because they're in on it. It's like, as has been said, all the chromosome-damaged monsters in this country. got together and joined the Democrat Party and the MSM...


Monday, January 16, 2006


It's 8:29 a.m. and Junior and Patrick are both asleep downstairs on the couch.

Well, the Colts dissapointed as I figured they might. Payton blamed the offensive line. Oh, well.

Bears with their new Gator Quaterback couldn't get it done either...

1 Duke 16-0 775
2.Florida 16-0 737
3.Connecticut 14-1 688


Sunday, January 15, 2006


It's 1:40 p.m. Junior and Patrick and Aaron and a bunch of other guys are downstairs watching the Colts vs. The Steelers.
Steelers are beating Indianapolis by 14 , as I predicted. Gators went to 15-0 in a shaky victory in BB over Auburn, now 3-0 in SEC. Tigers LED for most of first half. Gators dominated, sort of, second half and won by 12...
Pastrick and I went out and got IndyMagicMan's geocoins that he left for us at Poachers' Willow this morning...

Saturday, January 14, 2006

AL GORE IS MENTAL and he sucks

It's 6:52 and Pastrick, Junior and Stephen are downstairs watching DVD's.
RAndom thoughts:
Al Gore just said that President Bush "betrayed his country" and we now live in a "Police State". Fell short of calling the President a Nazi. We all have known for a long time that he's nuts. Too bad that the inventor of the Internet would fall so low.
Harry Belafonte has called President Bush "the greatest tyrant in the world" and "the greatest terrorist in the world". Who is this sick twisted freak? He he the same colored singer of the same name we all used to love? I thought he was dead. He's dead to me now. Is he an American? Is he suffering from dementia or just an asshole?
Heard "The Book of Daniel", after just one episode, had five of its seven sponsors pull out. Watched last night and the commercial breaks were astounding--Mostly PSA's, Trailors for the network's theatrical movies, previews of network TV shows, and a smattering of local commercials--It was wierd. Only saw Arbies and Burlington coat factory commericals --nobody else. Interesting to see what happens with this show about an Episcopal priest who is a dope fiend working with the mob with an alcoholic wife , a dope dealing daughter, a homosexual son and sister in law, ad nauseum, who talks to and interacts with a saracastic Jesus who offers him no help or comfort... Actually, the show's just not that GOOD.
Gators play tonight against Auburn I think...

Friday, January 13, 2006


It's 6:45 a.m. Junior went into work to unload a truck and Earthdog is wandering around somewhere, oh here he is.
Saw on TV this week a newscast about a bank Robbery-Hostage situation. Film showed a big armored amphibeous-looking SWAT tank rolling up. The guy comes out holding a gun on a hostage and a SWAT smiper shot him in the head. He was probably dead before he hit the ground.
No lengthy trial, no feeding him for ten years, pow! That's the way to deal with violent criminals! Good job!


Thursday, January 12, 2006


It's 6:27 a.m. and Stephen and Junior are downstairs conked out on the couches with DVD playing, and Patrick has joined them.

Photo is depiction of geocachers who participated in the APE cache run to Illinois

Temperature today is supposed to reach a blisering 52 degrees. Hope we don't pay for this later...


Wednesday, January 11, 2006


iT'S 1:03 p.m. and Junior's asleep and Patrick with him. Blog was down this morning, don't know why.

I bet that Aniston broad is stewing in her juices, if she has any! Do we need to count the months back to the filming of Mr. & Mrs Smith?

Anyway, another excuse to print a photo of the World's Sexiest Female....
Much Later: Gators beat MSU 75 to 60 to go to 15-0 and 2-0 in SEC Led by as much as 14 in the first half, but only by three at the half. Led by as much as 20 in the second half. Bulldogs were no pushover, but after going ahead 1-0, never led the game at all. It's all good!!
Ted Kennedy is such an embarrassment to his family, the Senate and the country.
The old murderous fool, in his insane desire to discredit the president's nominee to the Supreme Court by any low-down foul means possible, brought the judge's wife to tears in the hearings today. He ought to be taken out and shot. Hasn't he done enough to damage this country? I hold the damned fools of Massachusettes responsible. Yes, I called them fools--morons. How anyone could vote for this alcoholic idiot is beyond comprehension. But then again Mass. is known for its political lunacy ever since the before the Civil War. I know, I used to live there. But then again half the country voted for the adulterous clown Clinton, so there's no accounting for taste. Democracy in action.


Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Both Scout and Rivals have Gators with the TOP FRESHMAN CLASS and national champs Texas at number two. Both lists have USC, Notre Dame and Georgia rounding out the top five, in different orders. Pretty heady company to be in eh? HEH HEH HEH.


It's 7:47 a.m. and Patrick and Junior and Stephen are downstairs watching the Wedding Crasher on DVD for the 800th time.
Random thoughts:
The Texas mom who drowned all five of her children and who is on death row is getting a new trial because she didn't get to use the Insanity defense at her last one. If you're judged insane, you can't be put to death. Seems like that's just another good reason TO put a mass murderer to death to me....
Since I drank a fifth of Junior's Jack Daniels, he's hiding his liquor from me.
Gator hoops are now
Why are the Gators continually over ranked, especially in football? They almost never live up to it, Now the rest of the SEC will be gunning for us in BB.
Howsomeever, Gator football wound up ranked #16, we moved up only two spaces. I think that's low. There are teams above us that we could creame.
I've said this before and I'll say it again, many times, so there's no mistake:
Gator Football 2006--If we go 1-10, the one victory MUST be over South Carolina.

Monday, January 09, 2006



Nov. 9
Florida 80, St. Peter's 51

Nov. 10
Florida 83, Albany, N.Y. 64

Nov. 17
Florida 77, Wake Forest 72

Nov. 18
Florida 75, Syracuse 70

Nov. 25
Florida 74, Florida St. 66

Nov. 28
Florida 87, Alabama St. 60


Dec. 3
Florida 80, Central Florida 47

Dec. 6
Florida 87, Providence 77

Dec. 9
Florida 88, Bethune-Cookman 58

Dec. 18
Florida 101, Jacksonville 58

Dec. 22
Florida 77, Miami 67

Dec. 30
Florida 84, Florida A&M 47

All Times Eastern
2006 Schedule/Results

Jan. 3
Florida 93, Morgan St. 49

Jan. 7
Florida 90, Georgia 72

Jan. 11
Mississippi St.
7:00 p.m.
Jan. 14
6:00 p.m.
Jan. 18
Savannah St.
7:00 p.m.
Jan. 21
at Tennessee
7:00 p.m.
Jan. 25
at South Carolina
8:00 p.m.
Jan. 28
1:00 p.m.
Jan. 31
at Mississippi
8:00 p.m.

Feb. 4
9:00 p.m.
Feb. 8
South Carolina
7:00 p.m.
Feb. 11
Louisiana St.
1:00 p.m.
Feb. 15
at Vanderbilt
8:00 p.m.
Feb. 18
at Arkansas
2:00 p.m.
Feb. 22
8:00 p.m.
Feb. 26
at Alabama
4:00 p.m.

Mar. 1
7:00 p.m.
Mar. 5
at Kentucky
12:00 p.m.
All Times Eastern


IT'S 6:57 A.M. and Patrick's outside and Junior is downstairs playing Video games.

I don't have anything to say today.

Wulf gave me two brand new Canadian quaters Saturday-right out of the roll-Queen on one side and Veterans on the other--pretty cool. Thanks Wulf!

Sunday, January 08, 2006


It's 8:03 a.m. Heat wave continues. Junior and Patrick are watching DVD's on the couch downstairs.
Buddaman picked me up and we down to Lafayette yesterday morning to link up with the caravan traveling to Joliet, Illinois to find the APE cache, "Blind Canal", with about thirty other cacahers. Met Deermark and Daggy, and rode from Lafayette with Rupert2 and Indy Diver, and Buddaman. ABout a 16 hour day, but worth it! Woo Hoo! Star and Wulf of Team Tigger International came down from up north to join us. Found six other caches in the area, mostly hikes in the woods--a good day of caching.

Friday, January 06, 2006


It's 6:32 and Junior's not here, and Patrick's outside.
Went on an ISQ run with the venerable Buddaman yesterday and picked up about thirty ISQ's and ate at the Fire-something Mountain Steak House in Angola. Ate brussel sprouts.
Grabbed the Tristate Marker virtual, which is at the Ohio-Michigan-Indiana state lines conjunction, but is in Michigan. So found caches in all three states. Woo-Hoo!


Wednesday, January 04, 2006


It's 7:33 a.m. and Patrick has crawled into bed with Junior.
FSU lost to Penn State in the Orange Bowl by three points in triple OT last might. Pretty good for a number 22 team vs. a number three, eh? Another victory for SEC over Ten, as far as I'm concerned. More later.
Gator BB went to 13-0 by obliterating Morgan State (?) by 40 points.
Poem Reprinted from the Lone Ranger's Blog:
In Iraq an IED explodes,An American soldier dies,But that blast will grow as the media blowIt up before our eyes.And trumpet to the watching world,These fifth column falsifiers,Like sheep they bleat we face defeat,Our foe’s force multipliers.

Osama and his minions know,In combat they can’t beat us;So they hope and pray will come a day,Our own media will defeat us.Ignoring all the good we’ve done,Liberals focus on the gore,On losses mounting and body counting,To prove we’ve lost this war.

They disgraced us once in Vietnam,So now these leftists feel,That again they’ll win with media spin,And make America kneel.But defeatists aren’t the only ones,Learned lessons from the past;Back then we swore we’d lose no more,This time we’re standing fast.

The Internet’s exposed them,As elitist media liars;They stand unclothed and widely loathed,Our foe’s force multipliers.Some day when all our troops return,With Iraq on freedom’s path,The liberal elite who sought defeat,May face some Righteous wrath.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


It is 6:38 a.m., heat wave continues at 41 degrees. Junor and Patrick are asleep in front of the TV downstairs.
Well the Gators beat the Big Ten in Tampa, but just barely. Built up a big lead against Iowa, then blew it to barely hang on , as is their wont to do. But beat the spread and won by seven. The rest of the SEC didn't fair quite so well yesterday. Tide rolled, but Bulldogs and Auburn crashed and burned. So it's a good season, and South Carolina lost their bowl a few days back, so...

And the Gators have the NUMBER ONE Freshman Recruiting class. Hmmm....


Monday, January 02, 2006


It's 7:53 a.m. Junior's asleep and Patrick's with him. Heat wave continues at 42 degrees and raining. Indiana is a soggy mess.
Met Kelly G. Willis aka S Keillan north of Marion for a day's caching yesterday, New Year's Day. Found ten, planted three ISQ's. About ten hours worth between Anderson and Muncie, near Suckville. Found some neat ones and some dullards. Did my first parking lot lamppost, not by choice, which really sucked. Interestingly enough, did River Walk in Marion which was a DNF several years ago. Picked up rock, saw nothing. Kelly picked up rock, saw cache. If he haadn't been there, would have DNF'd again. Hmmm....
Gators have dropped to 1.5 or 1.0 or favorite against Iowa. Some are picking Iowa by one. Today's the Day. Unfoirtunately we are blanakaed out, as it's not on our TV and not on Internet. Oh, well.

Sunday, January 01, 2006


It's 4:55 a.m. and Junior's out somewhere and Pastrick is still in bed,
Going to spend the day geocaching with Kelly G. Willis. HIde and seek, both, in between Muncie and Anderson.
Junior, let Patrick out for pee-pee doo-doo. Thanks. Try to be back before dark.


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