Friday, February 26, 2010

Week In Review 22 Feb to 28 Feb



I think that the words for the week are, "What the hell."

I tried to renew my family members' passports today, and that was a cluster f^&k. There is a form that I didn't fill out properly, and the reference even states that my command is supposed to fill that sucker out. What a shock. How about if the folks that are in charge of such things publish the instructions somewhere?

I had a nice day off with my wife yesterday, and we went to a neat park. The park even has a pond, and the fish in there think that anything with a heartbeat will provide them with food. Sweet.

My son needs special track shoes for his high school track team stuff. Super. More money to spend.

It could all be worse. I have a roof over my head, my kids are healthy, and we have food in the fridge.

Update: We were shaken out of bed by a 7.0 earthquake this morning at 0530. I guess it was time to get up anyway. The loudspeakers in the area were broadcasting some sort of announcement, but it must not have been important enough to wake up the bilingual person, since it was only in Japanese. If I were a betting man, I would have put money on it having something to do with "tsunami," but that's just a guess.

4 comments:

MorningGlory said...

Good to know you're taking it all in stride and counting your blessings.

Gary said...

Ha!
'79 CFAO Quarterdeck, standing watch as JOOD, I got the phone call announcing "Stand by for a Tsunami Warning". Being on an island in the middle of the pacific, 2230 hours, that call is a bit unnerving. The cause was an earthquake off the coast of South America that generated a 39 inch wave heading in our direction. 45 minutes later fortunately, we got the all clear because the wave had dissipated.

I was glad to hear you guys only had minimal damage. I think the announcement was only in Japanese simply because they think every American on the Island can swim... Okinawans; not so much.

TexasFred said...

Tsunami roughly translates to *SURF's UP DUDES*...

"My Point" said...

My son needs special track shoes for his high school track team stuff. Super. More money to spend.

Try football then baseball supplies. One would think it would be cheap....but nut cups, other apparel, Spikes.... feet growing weekly!

Thats all cheap until they want to play hokey, holy hanna!! I think track is the cheapest, unless they suddenly get good at something!