Todays Quick Blog About Walking Dead, Being Sick, Snow Storm AKA Snowpocalypse 2016 LOL




Well winter is here and its about to show itself. Many inches of snow are in the forecast over the next 48 hours. I am kinda excited! At the same time, the cold weather is behind it. Not to thrilled about the cold temps.  But the snow I am excited about!  Let it snow………..

I been sicker than heck over the last 2 days. Don’t know what it is. Probably the flu. I dunno. What I do know, it sucks……………

Tomorrow is the mid season finale of the Walking Dead.  Kinda bummed it is already here.  I am torn on this season. I love the Walking Dead, by far my favorite tv show. But this season been slow and kinda boring.  Not to much action.  I will say the actor who plays Neegan, is one hella actor. For the life of me I cant think of his name right now. Hoping the mid season finale is at least somewhat exciting.  Like I said, I am not to keen on this season. Hoping they step it up a bit.

I have never missed one episode of the Walking Dead. Not one.  So that shows ya how dedicated of a fan I am 🙂   I am thinking about going back to season 1 episode 1 and binge watching the older seasons.  I like the older seasons.



 

Blogging About The Brown Family, Air Hauler 2, And Flight Simulator X




I was watching a show called the Alaskan bush people (I think it was called that) I am glad I came across it. I rarely watch TV as is. Mainly for Walking Dead and Z Nation and Curse of Oak Island. Anyways, it got me thinking and realizing just how lucky we all are. They choose to live the way they do, in a place called Brown Town. The episode was about their Christmas. And I am happy they have this family on TV. Because it shows good morals, family values, and overall just how lucky many of us have it in life. The Brown family are happy the way they are and live. And I happy to see that. This family should be the leadership of many families. The Brown family realizes the joys of life, family values, and surviving. Many kudos to the Brown family in Brown Town. I found a new tv show to watch.

Internet photo of the Brown family

Internet photo of the Brown family

A few of you guys said I should do video blogs. I been thinking about it. I am much better behind the camera, than in front of it. Maybe in the future that will change. I dunno yet, I guess if more people want it. I might start it.

More snowfall in the forecast! I am excited.  But I am NOT excited about the cold temps that will follow behind it 🙁   Joys of winter………………………………..

As many of you know I play Flight Simulator X on a daily basis. Literally every day since the day it came out. Yes, I missed a few days here and there. But I can safely say I play it daily.  Well long story short, I play Air Hauler 2. Its an add on to FSX. Its still in beta stages. So the new release came out and I installed it. And I lost all my data for it. So back to square one, lol.  Oh well. I play FSX daily, so it won’t be long before I get back to where I was.

I am excited about Sloopey adding a virtual airline feature to Air Hauler. He is a hella developer. And he interacts with the fans alot. Much respect.  I can’t wait for him to add the VA feature!  If you play FSX, I highly recommend you buying Air Hauler 2.  It is by far the best add on for FSX.

After I write this up, i plan on working a bit on my website here. Going to see what new features I can add to it. I am open to ideas, if you want to suggest any




 



Skywarn Recognition Day, Ham Radio, And First Snowfall!




WX9RLT

WX9RLT

 

I was hoping to work a few Skywarn stations on the ham radio.  But the conditions just were not in my favor.  A lot of noise.  I was not even able to work not even one Skywarn station.  Oh well, Thats how ham radio goes at times, LOL.  Conditions up and down. And well, yesterday it was down.  I did however hear a few DX stations. I didn’t work them though because they were calling out to other stations.

I wish I was able to work 80 meters and 160 meters. But I can’t.  Those bands been pretty active. They have a contest going on 160 meters as we speak. I see a lot of activity on the DX spots.  Very very active!

They are forecasting 3-5 inches of snow for our area today. This is our first snowfall of the season.  This is one of the latest recorded measurable snowfalls on record.  I am not complaining though, LOL.   But at the same time I enjoy snow.  We been pretty spoiled so far without it. And it is December 4th. So we are well overdue.  I am hoping to make a snowman with the family later on today.  Even if it is a small one.  They say 3-5 inches, but with the ground the way it is most of that will not stick.  So in reality 1-3 at tops.

I reprogrammed my scanner a bit. OMG I been hearing stations way out in the Chicago area.  I was kinda shocked. I know the band has been open the last few days. But wow, I was hearing stuff clear as a whistle out near Chicago.

That is how you know when a band opening is going on for ham radio.  Listen to the scanner and you start hearing far away things on the scanner.  Thats when the band conditions are open. That means get your but on 2 meters and call CQ on 146.520 🙂

WX9RLT







Hard to believe it is December already!   Time is flying by!

We now have confirmed our hotel to work the Walker Stalker Con and Hero & Villain Fan Fest!  This is going to be another great year.  Like I said in the past, the celebs are good. Their agents are jerks!  I am looking forward to this year.  More memories to be made!

Our room is right in the same area as last time.  With the celebs  😉    Paid some extra for it, but overall it is priceless 🙂   I am looking forward to working this event again.



My ABC’s

 




 

 

My abc’s

(A)re you single:  No

(B)estfriend: A few of em

(C)rushing on someone?:  Wife

(D)rink you had last: Water

(E)asiest person to talk to: Wife

(F)avorite person: Family

(G)irl best friend :  Candice

(H)ome town: Rockford

(I)n love with: Wife

(J)ealous of: Noone

(K)nown as: Rockford Scanner

(L)ongest friendship:  Pretty much a lifetime

(M)iddle name: Lee

(P)erson that gives good advice: Mom

(Q)uestion I’m always asked: Are you him

(R)eason to smile: Waking up each day

(S)ong you last listened to:  Synesthesia by Michele McLaughlin

(T)ime you woke up: Don’t recall

(U)gliest person on Facebook:  Such a rude question, LOL

(V)iolent memory: Being stabbed

(W)orst habit: Overworking

(X)You never stopped loving:  Family

(Y)our last hug: Daughter

(Z)odiac sign: Cancer











We finally got a good dose of rain tonight. Some well needed rain. Won’t be to much longer before the 4 letter hits. Yes, snow. I am kinda excited about getting snow. But at the same time, I don’t want the “warm” temps to go. LOL. It is going to do what it is going to do either way. We can’t stop mother nature.

I made a contact down in Bermuda the other day on HF. That was nice 🙂

I was able to work the National Rifle Association on their Birthday special event. That is 2 years in a row. They sent me a really nice QSL card/certifiate last year. So I am hoping that happens again this year!

I was also able to work W1G, the Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address special station. I am really excited about getting their QSL!

I wanted to play on the radio earlier, but the band conditions are poor. Hopefully they pick up a bit, so I can work a few stations.




Happy Thanksgiving

 




 

I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Everyone has been asking what am I thankful for.  My answer: Having loving family and friends.  That is what I am thankful for!   🙂

These holidays, are to spend time with family and friends.  Its not about food or gifts.  Its about family and friends.  Being with them, spending time with them.

That reality really sank in over the last few years.  Losing my dad, grandpa’s, uncle, aunt.  You learn to cherish these holidays and try making them the best ever.


We been spoiled this fall with warm temps. and no snow.   We still have no snow, but it did become cold now.  I am hoping the winter passes quickly. I don’t like cold weather much.  But the one thing I do love ironically, is snow.  Kinda wish snow happened in the summer time lol.  I told myself to enjoy winter this year, so let’s see how well that goes…..  LOL





 

 

Super Moon/Moon Photos

 

 




I went out and took a few photos of the moon last night.  Was a beautiful moon.  They said the super-moon is not until tonight. But I am kinda wondering if it was last night, because that moon was bright and big and beautiful.

I plan on going out later on and photographing the moon as it rises later on tonight. Hopefully I can see the “super-moon” if not, I am not going to complain because last night was beautiful.






You know what is sad, it seems like every-time there is a good astronomy event that happens here recently, we are always blanketed under some clouds and are not able to view it.  We can not change mother nature, but it sure would be nice to see some of these events.






 

100 Questions Answered, Cuz I am Bored

 




So I am finally getting around to answering peoples things they send or tag me in on FB.

This one is 100 random questions.  So here we go……..

 

DO YOU WANT TO ANSWER THE 100 QUESTIONS NO ONE EVER ASKS? HERE’S THE FULL LIST:

1. DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR CLOSET DOORS OPEN OR CLOSED?  Closed

2. DO YOU TAKE THE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONER BOTTLES FROM HOTELS?  No, thats called stealing

3. DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR SHEETS TUCKED IN OR OUT?  Out

4. HAVE YOU STOLEN A STREET SIGN BEFORE?  Years and years and years ago…….

5. DO YOU LIKE TO USE POST-IT NOTES?  They do come in handy

6. DO YOU CUT OUT COUPONS BUT THEN NEVER USE THEM?  Yes, I used to all the time, LOL

7. WOULD YOU RATHER BE ATTACKED BY A BIG BEAR OR A SWARM OF BEES?  I think a big bear would be better since it has a better chance of killing you more quickly.

8. DO YOU HAVE FRECKLES?  Yes,  not many though

9. DO YOU ALWAYS SMILE FOR PICTURES?  Sometimes, I try too for the most part

10. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE? Liars

11. DO YOU EVER COUNT YOUR STEPS WHEN YOU WALK?  No, whats the point?

12. HAVE YOU PEED IN THE WOODS?  Considering I am an avid outdoors person…….

13. HAVE YOU EVER POOPED IN THE WOODS?  ^

14. DO YOU EVER DANCE EVEN IF THERES NO MUSIC PLAYING?  Yes, I am weird like that.  I suck at dancing, but we only live once

15. DO YOU CHEW YOUR PENS AND PENCILS? No, growing up I used too

16. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU SLEPT WITH THIS WEEK? 1

17. WHAT SIZE IS YOUR BED? Queen

18. WHAT IS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK?  Unsteady by the X Ambassadors

19. IS IT OK FOR GUYS TO WEAR PINK?  yes, I just wore pink the other day

20. DO YOU STILL WATCH CARTOONS?  Yes, I love scooby doo and inspector gadget

21. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE MOVIE? I can’t think of one off hand.

22. WHERE WOULD YOU BURY HIDDEN TREASURE IF YOU HAD SOME?  It wouldn’t be hidden treasure if I told you were it was buried, right…….

23. WHAT DO YOU DRINK WITH DINNER?  Pop or water

24. WHAT DO YOU DIP A CHICKEN NUGGET IN?  BBQ sauce

25. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?  Pizza, Spaghetti, Watermelon

26. WHAT MOVIES COULD YOU WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND STILL LOVE? House on haunted hill

27. LAST PERSON YOU KISSED/KISSED YOU? Wife

28. WERE YOU EVER A BOY/GIRL SCOUT? Yes

29. WOULD YOU EVER STRIP OR POSE NUDE IN A MAGAZINE? Yes

30. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WROTE A LETTER TO SOMEONE ON PAPER? I wrote to Sterling Marlin yesterday

31. CAN YOU CHANGE THE OIL ON A CAR? Yes, who can’t???

32. EVER GOTTEN A SPEEDING TICKET?  Yes

33. EVER RAN OUT OF GAS? Yes, learn very quickly to pay attention to the gas gauge

34. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF SANDWICH? Tuna

35. BEST THING TO EAT FOR BREAKFAST? Pancakes

36. WHAT IS YOUR USUAL BEDTIME?  Varies

37. ARE YOU LAZY?  No

38. WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU DRESS UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN? Alot of things. My favorites were always wearing masks.

39. WHAT IS YOUR CHINESE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN? Sheep, interesting……

40. HOW MANY LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK? 1,  I want to learn Spanish though

41. DO YOU HAVE ANY MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS? About to subscribe to PC Pilot

42. WHICH ARE BETTER: LEGOS OR LINCOLN LOGS? Legos, you can build anything with legos

43. ARE YOU STUBBORN? Very much so  😛

44. WHO IS BETTER: LENO OR LETTERMAN? Letterman, I watched him more than Leno

45. EVER WATCH SOAP OPERAS?  When I was younger. Not these days though.

46. ARE YOU AFRAID OF HEIGHTS? Yes

47. DO YOU SING IN THE CAR? Yes

48. DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER? yes

49. DO YOU DANCE IN THE CAR? Yes

50. EVER USED A GUN? Yes

51. LAST TIME YOU GOT A PORTRAIT TAKEN BY A PHOTOGRAPHER? today

52. DO YOU THINK MUSICALS ARE CHEESY? Most of them yes. I  do love the Rocky Horror Picture Show though!

53. IS CHRISTMAS STRESSFUL? Can be, but I avoid those situations

54. EVER EAT A PIEROGI? WTF is that?

55. FAVORITE TYPE OF FRUIT PIE? Apple. Yummy!

56. OCCUPATIONS YOU WANTED TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A KID? Astronaut.  Who wouldn’t want to fly to the stars!

57. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS? Yes, kinda skeptical though.

58. EVER HAVE A DEJA-VU FEELING? Yes, usually is not good though

59. DO YOU TAKE A VITAMIN DAILY? Yes, Vitamin C

60. DO YOU WEAR SLIPPERS? No, Used to and they were comfortable. But haven’t in awhile

61. DO YOU WEAR A BATH ROBE?  Yes, wearing one as I answer these

62. WHAT DO YOU WEAR TO BED? Pajamas

63. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CONCERT? Three Dog Night, with my dad.  I was just a little kid

64. WALMART, TARGET, OR KMART? Walmart. If Target or Kmart was closer I would use those too.

65. NIKE OR ADIDAS? Nike. I love air Jordans!

66. CHEETOS OR FRITOS?  Cheetos, but man they are messy

67. PEANUTS OR SUNFLOWER SEEDS? Sunflower seeds. haven’t had either in a long time

68. EVER HEAR OF THE GROUP TRES BIEN?  No,  is that even a real name?

69. EVER TAKE DANCE LESSONS? No,  I should though since I suck at dancing

70. IS THERE A PROFESSION YOU PICTURE YOUR FUTURE SPOUSE DOING? I think this question means current spouse, lol.   No,  whatever she wants to do i will fully support her

71. CAN YOU CURL YOUR TONGUE? Yes

72. EVER WON A SPELLING BEE? Not that I recall

73. HAVE YOU EVER CRIED BECAUSE YOU WERE SO HAPPY?  yes a few times.  I remember thinking that wasn’t possible and people were probably faking it. But then it happened to me.

74. OWN ANY RECORD ALBUMS? Not anymore.  I used to have a ton of them.

75. OWN A RECORD PLAYER? No

76. DO YOU REGULARLY BURN INCENSE? Yes,  I enjoy them.

77. EVER BEEN IN LOVE?  Yes, still am

78. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN CONCERT?  I wished I was able to see The Doors in concert

79. WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW? Papa Roach

80. HOT TEA OR COLD TEA?  Hot tea. I love tea!

81. TEA OR COFFEE?  TEA all the way

82. SUGAR COOKIES OR SNICKERDOODLES?  Sugar cookies

83. CAN YOU SWIM WELL?  I like to think I do, but probably not




84. CAN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH WITHOUT HOLDING YOUR NOSE? Oh yeah,  I can hold my breath a long time. Challenged many times and won each time, LOL

85. ARE YOU PATIENT?  Yes,  for the most part. No point in getting all up tight over little things.

86. DJ OR BAND AT A WEDDING? Band all the way!  Things in life are much better in person

87. EVER WON A CONTEST?  Yes,  Won several photography contests

88. HAVE YOU EVER HAD PLASTIC SURGERY?  No, why would i want to be someone i am not.

89. WHICH ARE BETTER: BLACK OR GREEN OLIVES?  neither

90. CAN YOU KNIT OR CROCHET?  No, never tried

91. BEST ROOM FOR A FIREPLACE?  Living room, why would it be in any other room?

92. DO YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED?  Married for 13 years

93. IF MARRIED, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED? 13 years

94. WHO WAS YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CRUSH?  I have a few. And don’t want to say, because I am married and also she reads my website, LOL

95. DO YOU CRY AND THROW A FIT UNTIL YOU GET YOUR OWN WAY? Um NO!

96. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes,  🙂

97. DO YOU WANT KIDS?  Yes, I want more

98. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?  Black

99. DO YOU MISS ANYONE RIGHT NOW?  Yes,  I miss my dad very much  ;(

100. WHO ARE YOU GOING TO TAG TO DO THIS NEXT? Since I am doing this via my website, I can not tag anyone LOL




Gratitude Challenge




 

  1. The smell I am grateful for is the smell of fresh rain.  This is such an awesome smell and so relaxing. It also means warm weather and storms!
  2. Technology I am grateful for would be the internet.  A wealth of information at our fingertips.
  3. I am grateful for the color black.  That has always been my favorite color.
  4. I am grateful for Pizza.  I am also craving pizza right now as I write this, go figure. LOL
  5. I am grateful for the sound of aircraft engines.  That sound means an aircraft is nearby!
  6. I am grateful for wildlife.  It is so peaceful to watch wildlife and their habitat.
  7. I can think of many for this on. I am grateful for having the time to spend with my loved ones who passed away.  Having the precious time with them, while they were here.
  8. I am grateful for the bathroom reader.  That book is a wealth of misc. information!
  9. I am grateful for the local parks.
  10. I am grateful for the taste of chocolate
  11. I am grateful for all holidays. But I think Christmas most, since it is the most family oriented.
  12. I am grateful for the texture of cotton
  13. I am grateful for the ability to see others as people and do not judge them. And to love and cherish and to help others.
  14. I am grateful for the sight of just being able to see!
  15. I am grateful for the season of SUMMER!
  16. I am grateful for my baby blue eyes
  17. I am grateful for having the knowledge of self defense.
  18. I am grateful for being able to produce my own art via photography
  19. This sounds like it may be an awkward question. LOL. I am grateful for the touch of kissing my wife
  20. I am grateful for having my family and friends in my life
  21. I am grateful for the song by Lenny Kravitz Called “AGAIN”
  22. I am grateful for campfire stories. I love scary stories
  23. I am grateful for the tradition of morals and ethics
  24. I am grateful for this challenge.  I was sitting here bored, and gave me something to do
  25. I am grateful for my cousin winning the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, she placed 1st!
  26. I am grateful for the expression of smiling and hugging.
  27. I am grateful for water
  28. I am grateful for watching the Walking Dead earlier today.
  29. I am grateful for my wife and daughters
  30. I am grateful for telling the truth

 

This challenge was supposed to have been done once a day for a month.  But figured I would just do it all at once, because I am not sure if i would have been able to commit to the full 30 days lol