Ever tried to work a 12+ hour shift and then find time to blog? It doesn't work so good.
I have found time to turn the computer on for a minute or two here and there, but mostly just to catch up on the other blogs that I enjoy reading and drop an occasional comment.
In case you haven't noticed, Tony's back. I don't know just how involved he's going to get this time, but if he was to get anywhere near the epitome of blogging that was Spun and Spinning I'd be really thrilled. I think I speak for most in the blogosphere when I say that we've missed his voice, and I for one am glad to be back in contact with him. Welcome back my friend.
Touchstone over at 4&20 Blackbirds has been raising some interesting discussions lately as always. Don't ask me why I've never put a link on my sidebar for this one, because I really don't know. I'll have to fix that when I get done with this post. I don't always agree with Jay, but he's obviously one seriously intelligent individual and far closer to a "real writer" than I am. I'd be willing to bet that he even knows the difference between a predicate and a participle. Hell, I forgot about ten minutes after I graduated from high school. ;)
Then there's my good buddy Wulfgar. What can I say about this guy, really? I don't have to say anything about him because he speaks! for! himself! I enjoy his take on politics, once again I may not always agree with it, but I definitely enjoy it. Rob writes what is far and away one of the best political blogs I've ever read, even if I am trying to stay away from politics these days.
Had enough politics? Then I'd suggest giving OneCrueGirl a read. She's got this whole real life naughty kindergarten teacher thing going on and it works, really. If that doesn't do it for you, you're sure to enjoy her adventures in procreation, and her inlaw woes rival even mine when it comes to a good old fashioned belly laugh. Check out the covert tacky clothing pics that she snags at Wal-Mart if you really want a chuckle. Every time she puts one of those up, I can't help but hear the theme from Mission Impossible over and over in my head. Maybe she's really an undercover agent for the fashion police? I know for a fact that she was the real life inspiration for 1985 by Bowling For Soup.
If you'd like another shot of real life blogging, be sure to check out Fire Fly up in Great Falls. She hunts, fishes, works on her own car, all sorts of things that only cool chicks do. If I weren't already married to the coolest chick in the world, I'd be trying to steal her for sure.
Since we're on the subject of cool chicks, be sure to check out Rockstar Mommy. This is definitely a girlie blog, but if you can get past all of the fashion advice without your testicles shriveling there's some mighty funny stuff over there. If you don't happen to have testicles, disregard my last statement. If you have time to read the comments, (for some reason she's a bit more popular than I am), you'll likely find all kinds of good advice for everything from what kind of events it's acceptable to wear flip flops to, to how to get even with a pain in the ass nosy neighbor. Oh yeah, and did I mention that she's kinda hot?
Of course there's still Karen, and Sarpy Sam, the blogosphere just wouldn't be the same without their adventures in agriculture. Between the fires and other unfortunate events, I wonder how these two cope with all of their adventures to be honest. Lucky for us though, cope they do, and even take the time to share said adventures with the rest of us.
Just a handful of the blogs that I've been frequenting lately. Of course there's more but like I said, my time's been limited so I've been limiting my blogsurfing to a pretty short list.
In other news, sorry I haven't had any new video to post recently, but opportunities just haven't been presenting themselves. I've been doing precious little flying lately with my busier work schedule, and I've been spending my time at the field with a transmitter in my hands instead of a camera as a result.
Last weekend, I even turned down a chance to go 4 wheeling with Jim in favor of spending some quality time with my poor, neglected wife. Somebody please either pat me on the back for that one, or feel my forehead to make sure I'm not sick. I'm just kidding. 4 wheeling would have been great, but the Mrs. and I are allowed precious little time to spend together with everything else that's always going on around here. Dinner and a movie with her was a very welcome change indeed. Welcome enough in fact that I've resolved to make sure that it happens more often in the future. In return for everything she does for me on a daily basis, the least I can do is splurge for dinner from time to time.
Other than that, not really anything new to report from here at the Big J Ranch other than the fact that not one but both of my children seem to have started to come down with their father's dreaded aviation affliction. First it was my son, the vector for the disease being that P40 free flight plane that I bought him. As if that wasn't bad enough though, now my daughter has been exposed to a Spitfire that may have been carrying a similar ailment. I can only hope that their disease doesn't turn out to be as long lived as my own case has been. If it is, hopefully they can find some way to actually profit from it at least. Maybe I should start saving up to send two kids to flight school, so they won't have to just dream about flying like their old man does.