Monday, December 29, 2008

What a great way to bastardize a song!

What an oxymoron Clean Coal. Now they taken a song and bastardized it!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Movie and Dinner Review

I don't usually review stuff in my blog but, I think I will today.
Dinner- Had dinner on Friday at a brand new restaurant in town-Thai Cuisine on Drake Road, near the AT&T store (across from Lowes). The folks who owned Bangkok Flavor sold that restaurant to open this one...Now I loved Bangkok, but it was way on the other side of town for me. I am so excited to have this new resturant so close. Food was yummy and the leftovers I took home were so good the next night, I wanted to go get more. If you live close to Kalamazoo, try it out!

Movie- I went out to a movie on Saturday nights. Yes I know totally out of character for me, as I hate full theaters (usually someone talking and irritating me during the movie), but I had a chance to go for free. We went and saw Marley and Me. Such a good movie, just make sure your bring some thing to wipe the tears.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone who celebrates...a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Free Shipping This Weekend at Sea Squirrel

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Marine Dead Zones

An article on Nature News talks about how rising temperatures and increase in CO2 in the atmosphere effects the worlds oceans by depleting O2 levels. The increase in CO2 will feed the algae growth and increase bacteria grow as it feeds on the increase in biomass, which will decrease the O2 level. Any one who has ever had an aquarium you now you need to make sure you have an air source in the aquarium or you could kill your fish because of exactly what is described in this article. If our severely depleted fishing stocks start dying because of lack of O2 on top of our over fishing we will have a collapse in the fishing stocks. Not to mention how boring it will be to scuba dive in a dead ocean!

You can find the article here:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Powerful Article

I ran across an article on CNN that I really think folks should read.

This article got me thinking about Washington DC., had gone there a few times, but the most recent trip I was able to go to the Holocaust Museum. This is one place that I really believe every American should go. Washington DC- most of the museums are free or low cost, it is a very powerful city, not only because of the fact it is the seat of power for the US, but because we have so many treasures in museums and monuments to the past.

At the very lease read this story, think about our soldiers and what they have done for us and the world.
Thank You!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


As most of my friends and coworkers know, I am quite liberal. But as I have been getting older (yes, another year will be flying by this month) I am getting more cynical about my "fellow" Americans. I have watched how folks have become more about them selfs then about watching out for others. I see this every day while driving, shopping, and reading the newspaper. Then yesterday there was a historical election. We finally voted in a president who is not "white"! It has been a long struggle for equality, and I hoped that we Americans would have learned a lesson about oppression and inequality. The results of yesterday election came as this 3 states voted to ban marriage, and one state to block adoptions. Apparently we are not the land of the free nor the brave! I am utterly disgusted at my "fellow" Americans. It is quite obvious that America has not learned any lessons from the past. I know I for one will not be as kind hearted to others as I have found this is a new America one that is out for only it's self. I guess it is time for me to adapt, and to take advantage just like everyone else.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Video uploaded to YouTube

I am finally getting around to upload some more of my videos from my trip to Palau and Yap earlier this year. This video is from Yap, the current was really kickin and making the channel very murky, then this Manta Ray swims over my head, I could have touched him. So exciting!


I voted! Only took me about 20mins or so....I was voted 321 in my precinct, which is pretty good because I was there at 9am.

Monday, November 3, 2008


I have one week left on my disability...I should be back to work next week :)
I seem to have come down with a cold...and wouldn't you frickin know it but Meijers was out of Sudafed, not the new crap but the good old kind that works! Boy was I pissed, they had NOTHING in thier pharmacy with sudafed in it...that pharmacy really ticks me off.

Started a Facebook account because Dawn said I had Dawn it is up. Hopefully I will add more to it later.

Just remember to go and Vote tomorrow!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Twix- A Pic from my Iphone.

Posted via Pixelpipe.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Another Thunderf00t vid

Here is another vid from ThunderfOOt..this time about our recient bailout...makes you think.

Thunderf00t is at it again, this a must see.

I have been enjoying ThunderfOOt's youtube videos about why do people laugh at he has done it again.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dophins playing....

I could watch these dolphins all day long....

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tell the government to protect sea turtles from trawls.

Many of our country’s trawl fisheries accidentally injure and kill
endangered sea turtles by entangling them in their massive Take Action to Stop Offshore Drilling!nets.

Fortunately, there’s a Turtle Excluder Device – or TED – and it’s an
“escape hatch” that allows a sea turtle to wiggle out of the trawl net,
relatively unharmed.

While some fisheries use TEDs, too many do not, and are not required to.

Help convince the government to protect these ancient creatures by
requiring TEDs in all trawl fisheries in the U.S. that operate in areas
with sea turtles.

How simple is this device...sure it may cost a few extra $ but...gosh if you have ever been scuba diving and seen a turtle gracefully swimming is a wonderful experience. These creatures deserve the TED! Please TAKE ACTION NOW as I have done!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

6 Year Old Tires Dangerous???

Found a link to this video on Digg...check it out and your tires too.

Editorial - Gov. Palin’s Worldview - Editorial -

Oh My I can't believe the NY Times....They hit the nail on the head with Gov. Palin and Sentator McCain. You have to read this editorial of in the NY Time.

Visit the Opinion Page here.

Friday, September 12, 2008

A great Interview with John McCain

Oh boy John why did you choose Gov Palin? Sometime I think you picked her to ensure that Senator Obama would win, and I thank you!

A reporter in Portland Maine, interviewed John McCain about Governer Palin, and of course he could not say anything that has any substance about her....such a poor choice.

The reporter asks...."Well, you say you're sure she has the experience but again I'm just asking for an example - what experience does she have in the field of national security?"

And McCain (basically replies, had to edit out a bunch of ums and miss speaks, oh God another Bush!)....'Sure. Energy. She knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America. She is the Governor of a state where 20% of our energy supply comes from there and we all know that energy is a critical and vital national security issue. We've got to stop sending 700 billion dollars of American money to countries that don't like us very much. She's very well versed on that issue and she, uh, also represents is a Governor of a state that is right next to Russia and ah, ah, she really understands Russia and their newly aggressive behavior in the world which is also something that we have to be very concerned about.'

Here is the Video of the interview:

Dark Knight

Wednesday night a few Friends and I went out to see Batman The Dark Knight....oh my gosh was that a great movie. And I surly am going to miss Heath Ledger! He was so times his performance would send chills up my spine! Can't wait to purchase the DVD.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I think Matt Damon has it right!

I was looking at some of the top Digg stories and I came across this video...this is is how I feel about this topic!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sea The Value!

Oceana – Protecting the World’s Oceans:Sea the Value Report

Oceana conducted a study to determine the value of of ocean resources for the scuba diver in the US. While I know that our ocean resources have value to us as scuba divers, I am not sure that their study reflects true value. My example is that I spent close to$8,000 to go to Palau and Yap...but if their reefs sucked I would not have spent that kind of money to go.
Check out their article....

Oceana Protecting the World's Oceans: Dive Into Ocean Conservation

You know I really do like the work that Oceana is doing for our environment and running across this...just shows how in touch they are with the diving community.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

my surgery went well

On Tuesday I had surgery on my left shoulder to clean up the arthritis and remove a bone spur. Surgery took a little over an hour.  I was home by noon, very tired and drugged up. I was sent home with a pain pump fill with a local anesthetic and a cooling wrap for my shoulder, along with some pain pills. I spent most of my day nauseated and sleepy. 
Today i have been in more pain, a little nauseated but in general much better.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Well off to surgery I go....more later.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lobster Hunt

Just back from the Wednesday night dive--lobster hunt! One our groups most successful dives...and this time we had around 40divers and quite a few bubble watchers. Unfortunately I did not get to eat lobster tonight, hot dogs for me. We had a fun night!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Today's Wednesday night Dive

Today we dove in Pike Lake in Allegan County, Michigan. Talk about braille most unfavorite diving! Actually the whole lake was not braille conditions, on the opposite side of the lake from the public access, it was actually about 5feet of vis and in the shallows and weed beds it was much greater. We saw a bunch of junk; traffic cones, bottles, part of a dock, a metal barrel, and more.
The best part of the dive was after...we had a potluck...lots of a great food and converstions, until a thunderstorm blew in...we just got packed up and back into the car before it down poured!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Artwork by Me!

I have uploaded some of my photographs to Image Kind where anyone can purchase high quality prints of some of the scuba adventures that I have enjoyed!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

great dive tonight

Had a great dive tonight at one of my favorite local lakes....Lake Cora in Paw Paw.
The lake is shallow but warm...usually wear a wetsuit instead of my usual drysuit. Lots of fish and boy do the fish love to school especially around you while your diving.

Such a great dive!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Funny YouTube video

Found this funny YouTube video...I swear I have been known to mumble a few of these words while diving in Michigan....

Wed Night Dive

Tonights dive in Gull Lake at Ross Township Park...Poker night...I almost won $70 with 2 pairs queens and 6's, but triple 10's came in and got the cash. Great dive...finally saw the car that I keep missing.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

World Ocean Day -Unofficial

Tell the UN to officially declare June 8 as "World Ocean Day!"
World Ocean Day was created in 1992 at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, put on by the United Nations. Ever since, thousands have celebrated the oceans' importance and their personal connections with them. But unfortunately, for the past 16 years this honorary day has remained an unofficial celebration because the UN has failed to formally designate June 8 as World Ocean Day every year.Oceans provide us with food, they regulate climate and generate oxygen, so it doesn't matter if you reside on the coast or farther inland; the ocean in some way impacts your everyday life. Sign our petition today!Tell the United Nations to officially declare June 8 as "World Ocean Day!"

Monday, May 12, 2008

Alex Renton: How the world's oceans are running out of fish | Environment | The Observer

"How the world's oceans are running out of fish"
The future of our seas has never been more precarious. Ninety years of industrial-scale overfishing has brought us to the brink of an ecological catastrophe and deprived millions of their livelihoods. As scientific guidelines are ignored and catches become ever bigger, Alex Renton tells why the international community has failed to act.
This article appeared in the Observer on Sunday May 11 2008 on p28 of the Focus section.

A tuna transport floating tank being towed from the fishing grounds off Libya to tuna ranches off Sicily, Italy. Photograph: AFP/Gavin Newman"

For those that dont know I try my hardest to eat only sustainable fish. And as Alex points out it is very hard to do so, very little labling of fish in markets as sustainable (perhaps in some places it is much easier, but certainly not where I have shopped). I have seen the product of over fishing first hand! When scuba diving in Curacao it was noticed that all the fish were small...they were certainly catching all the fish that were of "legal" size... what a shame to see.

Thank goodness that the Monteray Bay Aquarium in San Fran. has made it easier for consumers to select fish, with their Seafood Watch program. You can print out a hand dandy pocket guide to which fish are good, better and bad choices. Check it out!

Been a while

Gosh it has been a while...busy working, adjusting my house plans, and fixing up my current house to sell it. Very time consuming. I has wanted to post about a great many things...but I have decided on that one article I came across deserves a positing!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Year Scuba Trip Videos- Octopus -Yap

Here is the first of my New Years scuba trip Videos:

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Yap and Palau pics

Yeah the pics are finally up! Over 2000 photos taken and I posted over I did not post everything...the best one are on line now.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Final State of the Union address by BUSH!

I must say that I am looking forward to his FINAL day in office...but this will have to suffice.....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Palau Photos

Finally added all the photos for the Palau portion of my trip to Flickr.
Check them out!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Palau and Yap

Gosh what a GREAT vacation! I can't imagine a better way to spend the new year but in a great tropical location!

Palau, gorgeous islands. This week can be summed up as Eat, Sleep, Dive. The folks on the Eco Explorer made sure that we could get in as many dives as possible and till have time to eat the Great food that was prepared for us. With a ratio of 21 guests and 17 crew you know they treated us well. Anthony the bartender made sure our glasses were never empty and greeted us we a smile after every dive. Our videographer Richard, did a fantastic job with the film. Our dive guides were wonderful, the 2 I dove with the most Malin and Steve, wonderful guides and kept us laughing on our short rides to the dive sites.
What a memorable week!

I have began uploading my pictures to my Flickr account, it will take some time (I have over 300 photos to share). But you can start to look at them now.
Yes I have video to share as well...but that will take a bit longer.

Till the next update.

-edited- fixed the link to my photos.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Just got back from my dive trip to Palau and Yap.....Awesome is the only word for it. I will write more I need to rest.