Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Go with what you know

Though I haven't been a true contributer, I feel the need to post this now. This one's for you Barman.

Having recently moved to Japan to follow my military wife. I had to give up a great job fighting fires in the California forests and wildlands. That being said I got a job as an Operations Assistant Manager at the Enlisted Club. The job title sounds important but as it turns out I was an underpaid babysitter for the drunks. I soon tired of sitting around every weekend so I transferred to the barstaff.

I am a Bartender once again. I owe all my alcoholic knowledege to one man. Thank you Barman.

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Friday, January 06, 2006

Cesium-137 and Kids, Bad Idea!

The only reason I am Blogging this is becaues of the last two sentences of this report. For the Tech side of this from my friends of my other blog I found this about cesium-137. From, http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/" Their intermediate half-lives of about 30 years suggests that they are not only highly radioactive but that they have a long enough halflife to be around for hundreds of years. Iodine-131 may give a higher initial dose, but its short halflife of 8 days ensures that it will soon be gone. Besides its persistence and high activity, cesium-137 has the further insidious property of being mistaken for potassium by living organisms and taken up as part of the fluid electrolytes. For every one else it makes for a wild story!

---CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thieves in Venezuela have stolen equipment containing radioactive material used in the oil industry, in the latest in a string of similar incidents, officials said on Wednesday.
Angel Diaz, head of the energy ministry's nuclear affairs department, warned the Cesium-137 material could cause contamination if exposed. The equipment, used in oil prospecting, was stolen last week in eastern Anzoategui State.

"If you take this material out, it could cause contamination," Diaz told reporters.

Authorities arrested three police officers in December after they were linked to the robbery of a truck carrying a device containing Iridium-192, used to check oil pipelines.

Two other capsules with Iridium-192 went missing in March through negligence in two separate incidents. Both of those capsules have since been found, one dumped in Lake Maracaibo in the west of the country.

In neighboring Brazil in 1987, scrap-metal scavengers took a container with Cesium-137 from an abandoned radiation-therapy clinic. Children smeared the material on their faces and bodies because it glowed after the container was opened. Four people died and about 250 suffered from radiation contamination.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Dirty, Dirty Fortune Cookie

Everyone Knows the Old Fortune Cookie Joke of adding "In Bed" to the end of the Fortunes. I have been doing this for years and now and have saved many of my favorites taped to the inside of my laptop. Here are some of my favorites. Add to the bottom if you have a favorite.

You will find great contentment in the daily, routine activities, In Bed

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm, In Bed

All the effort you are making will ultimately pay off, In Bed

Beauty is not in the face; it is the light in the heart, In Bed

Get into the spirit of the times, In Bed

If you continually give, you will continually have, In Bed

You are talented in many ways, In Bed

Your ideals are well within your reach, In Bed

Adjust finances, make budgets, to improve your standing, In Bed

A Smile is the most effective medicine, In Bed

No man will work for your interests, unless they are his, In Bed

Be sensitive, but not overly sensitive, In Bed

If you cant accept loosing, You cant win, In Bed

There will be plenty of time to work hard; Enjoy yourself, In Bed

Financial prosperity is coming your way, In Bed

To be mature is to accept imperfections, In Bed

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Wind Surfer In Your Toilet

Bad Idea for a Toilet Bowl Cleaner. However the little blue gel guy cleans while the little yellow gel sail deodorizes. I went straight to the website for the rest. Here it is roughly translated, "The cleaning active substances fight lime and dirt. The lufterfrischenden substances provide for a pleasant smell in bath and WC - flushing for flushing. The WC FRESHLY FreshSurfer designed by ALESSI leaves itself comfortable to refill. Pull and by a refilling unit replace simply the two empty tanks out of the Koerbchen." Taken from shop.rossmann.de and translated with Google. Posted by Picasa

Fill in the Blanks

The Holiday list below has some blanks that I could not find a worthy holiday for. If anyone has any good holidays for the month of January or February, which I am working on already, let me know and I will edit the list.


Friday, December 30, 2005

Aww the Holidays

The End of December

29. Rasputin assassinated

30. Miracle Day

31. Guinness Brewery was founded (1759)


1. National Day of Resolutions

2. Drinking Straw patented (1888)

3. Festival of Sleep

4. Trivia day


6. Anniversary of Jimmy Carter’s encounter with a UFO (1969).

7. I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore Day

8. The Kings Birthday (ELVIS)

9. National Clean off you Desk Day

10. Volunteer Fireman's Day

11. National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day


13. Blame Someone Else Day

14. National Penguin Awareness Day


16. US Prohibition begins (1920) "so have a drink and remember to celebrate December 5th, The end of Prohibition (1933)"

17. Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (1706). Said: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”


19. Neon advertising sign patented


21. Squirrel Appreciation Day

22. National Answer Your Cat's Question Day and National Blonde Brownie Day

23. Measure Your Feet Day

24. First canned beer sold (1935).

25. Opposite Day


27. Fun at Work Day

28. National Kazoo Day


30. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Birthday (1882) Ended Prohibition with the quote, "What I Think America Needs Now Is A Drink".


Wednesday, December 28, 2005

In The Mind Of All That Is Keetz

Being my first post, I feel the need to explain a bit about Keetz. I am a person who likes to stand on top of the "Box" and snicker at all the people still in it. If you are asking yourself, "what Box?" then you my friend are in it. If you are close to the edge of the box give me a yell and I will pull you up here, It's a great view. A great friend of mine know only as Sir Folgers got me up here and I am forever in debt to his off the wall wisdoms. I will invite him as a Friend to the blog next time we communicate and try to get him to post a bit. Until then you are stuck with me. If you like the Blog PLEASE POST so I can have more to talk about. If you do not like the blog please hit the NEXT button at the top of your page, you are clearly in the wrong place.