Friday, June 24, 2005

Quote of the Day

I hate to think that all my current experiences will someday become stories with no point.
  • Calving and Hobbes by Bill Watterson - It's a Magical World
As a footnote: Damn it if this is already starting to happen to me!

College World Series

Look out for the Florida Gators to win their first College World Series on their fifth attempt. They play Texas in a best of three series for the championship.

Go Gators!

Isla Solitaria

Isla Solitaria
Originally uploaded by Scuba Steve 2005.
How do you think Tom Hanks would have done had he been Castaway on THIS island?

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Gmail invites

I have 50 Gmail invites again... It seems Google refreshes your quota if you have taken awhile to send them out. So if anyone out there wants an invite to Gmail, just let me know and I'll send one your way.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

The Chain of Command (aka Bloated Ego)

Leaps tall buildings in a single bound
Is more powerful than a locomotive
Is faster than a speeding bullet
Walks on water
Gives policy to God.

Deputy Chief
Leaps short buildings in a single bound
Is more powerful than a switch engine
Is just as fast as a speeding bullet
Walks on water if the sea is calm
Talks with God.

Assistant Chief
Leaps short buildings with a running start and favorable winds
Is almost as powerful as a switch engine
Is faster than a speeding BB
Walks on water in an indoor swimming pool
Talks with God if special request is approved.

Battalion Chief
Barely clears a Quonset hut
Loses tug-of-war with a locomotive
Can fire a speeding bullet
Swims well
Is occasionally addressed by God.

District Chief
Makes high marks on the wall when trying to leap buildings
Is run over by a locomotive
Can sometimes handle a gun without inflicting self-injury
Dog paddles
Talks to animals

Runs into buildings
Recognizes locomotive two out of three times
Is not issued ammunition
Can't stay afloat with a life preserver
Talks to walls.

Falls over doorsteps when trying to enter buildings
Says, "Look at the choo-choo"
Wets himself with a water pistol
Plays in mud puddles
Mumbles to himself.

Lifts buildings and walks under them
Kicks locomotives off the tracks
Catches speeding bullets in his teeth and eats them
Freezes water with a single glance
HE IS GOD!!!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Cool Site

Check out the site

How quickly can you find out what is unusual about this paragraph? It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all-- and, in fact, nothing is. But it is a bit odd. Why? If you study it and think about it, you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without any coaching. No doubt, if you work at it for long, it will dawn on you. Who knows?

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

New Features

Hey everyone, just wanted to ask you all to let me know what you think of the site so far. There is a poll on the right side of this page. Just click on whichever radio button you like.

Also, I added a guest map, so you can put your virtual pin on the map showing where everyone is from. They don't do any nasty pop-ups or anything, you can just fill in your name and click on the map and you're done. A more visual guestbook, if you will.

Hope everything is going well. Things here are crawling. Luckily I have a full two days off planned. Tomorrow will be diving at Sand Island and the next will be surfing, probably at Melu Pass.

Pics to follow!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The Carson Downey Band

Last night the Carson Downey Band played at our humble little Outrigger Bar.

It was a really great show. In addition to getting to enjoy good live music, it was a once in a lifetime experience watching Downey absolutely kick ass on the blues guitar. Absolutely unbelievable licks! Probably one of the best guitar players I will EVER see in my life.

It turns out that three guys from Halifax, Nova Scotia, can do American Blues plenty of justice.

If you like the Blues, check them out here.

Quote of the Day

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and firefighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?
-- George Carlin

Friday, June 10, 2005

ARC Instructor

Tomorrow I finish up day two of the Amercian Red Cross Instructor course. I'll then have a couple classes on Roi to hone my teaching skills before heading back to Los Angeles.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

New Sites

Here are two more websites to check out:

Urban is Eric Hill's site and is the site of, you guessed it, Bart Hubenthal. These are two guys I had the pleasure of working with in LA. Eric I've known for years, and Bart I met just recently on Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Check them out.

Quote of the Day

"I want what I want, but I don't know what I want."
-- L.A.Konen

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Visit DM7 Studios Online

Hey everyone, please drop by and visit my good friend Dave's website,
Not only is he only is he an amazing photog, but he also happens to be one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.

I Wish This Was Yesterday

This is a picture of me and Lisa, my sweetheart, taken in Orlando at my brother's wedding in April.

Only 67 days left... tick, tick, tick.

Quote of the Day

Saturday, June 04, 2005

16"x8" Arcrylic on Canvas

A work in progress. The finished product coming soon.



And Still We Wait

I've been back on the island for a month now and there still hasn't been a call.

On one hand that is certainly a good thing: People aren't getting sick and injured. One the other hand, it's bad: When the calls do eventually come, they'll come in bunches. The last real slow period we had, the year of 2004, ended with women in labor, a woman having a massive heart attack, and three work injuries. In the real world that's not much at all, but on this island where there is no Doctor, just a nurse and two EMTs, it's not good.

Much better to spread these things out.

Plus it breaks up the boredom. I think I'll speak to the employees this week and see if we can't schedule some injuries and illnesses so they don't conflict with each others care.
On another note, I had my first meeting with HR about leaving in August and heading back to the states. At the very least I'll be spending some time in CA upon my return. If we decide to head to Texas, it will be a couple weeks after I get back.
Yet another note, I'm balding.

Maybe that would explain my dream a couple weeks ago. I had a huge Afro. It ruled.

Quote of the Day

"Is binn béal ina thost"
  • Meaning: Silence is golden

Friday, June 03, 2005

Quote of the Day

Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it. -- Mark Twain

Thursday, June 02, 2005

New Feature!

Quote of the day! To start things off, I'm quoting the old fat bald wise man of our times... Homer Simpson.

America's health care system is second only to Japan ... Canada, Sweden, Great Britain ... well, all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay! - Homer Simpson

I Stumbled Upon this...

Check out this site, POV-Ray: Hall of Fame. It has some amazing computer generated 3d renderings that blew me away.