Friday, August 27, 2010

It's Friday...let's be philosophical.

Tips to live by...

If you wake up, get up. The day will happen.

Make your feet happy...walk on the beach.

Never fall in love with a bitch...she will eventually try to eat you.

Never fall in love with an asshole...he'll eventually shit on you.

There is something annoying about happy people...lets get out there today and just annoy the hell out of everyone.

A thing of a joy forever.

You don't get better at something by NOT doing it.

Some people dream of being happy...and some people just get out there and make it happen.

And if you need to get out of a foul mood here are some of my favorite videos to snap you out of it...

He was injured...injured bad.

Weasel on the town

You probably can't watch these videos at work.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

US Coast Guard, National Maritime Center

Those of you, who know me, know how much I love the water, so it should be no surprise that I now work for the US Coast Guard. Yes, The Department of Homeland Security, the real Coast Guard.

But I am very proud to be a part of the Coast Guard, especially here at the National Maritime Center. It’s a great job, and the people I work with are a joy to be around. The work I do feels important to me, and necessary for our country. That feels good…and everyone should have a job that feels good.

Not to put down the other services, but in my many years in the military I have worked with them all in some way or other, and I have to say this assignment is my best so far. I have not found any other service to be more professional, dedicated or just plain gentlemanly. The men and women of the Coast Guard are the grownups we all wish our children could be some day.

A brave heart is a necessity for our security, and you won’t find that lacking in the Coast Guard. It may be America’s smallest military service in terms of numbers, but they have the biggest responsibility…do it all, and do it well.

They put themselves in harm’s way everyday not only in war, but in peace too. They are out there every day fighting our wars, saving our lives and protecting our resources. They don’t just protect our coasts; they are everywhere and are often the unsung heroes of the day.

Well, not today.

Thank you; to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.