Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Sunday Re-Run

Five years ago this date...

Monday, September 22, 2008


In honor of the first day of Fall…

 It won’t be long before people in the four-season part of the world will be seeing this sort of tableau.  Alas, such is NOT the case here on The High Plains of New Mexico.  In the northern part of the state, yes.  Here?  Absolutely not.

SN3 got his first USAF ID card this past week and The Second Mrs. Pennington was good enough to send along a scan:

She also included the following information…

He wears a men's size 10-1/2 in tennis shoes and a men's 10 in hiking boots.  I kid you not.  He weighs about 130 and I think must be about 5'2" now.

To which I replied, in part:  “Holy Shit!  …  Still: amazing.  It's not beyond the pale to think he could kick my ass if he had a mind to do so.”

I don’t think this would be feasible any longer.  Maybe not even possible!

Taken in April of 1997.  I'm just in from work, which explains the get-up.
Note I didn't say "five years ago today," coz that would be tomorrow... Monday.  That said, it'll be Fall at 2044Z today... or in a lil over an hour from when I post this drivel.


  1. No Fall colors up in this part of the nor'east... not just yet... after the rain cleared out we had partly sunny skies and fairly warm to midland temps... a nice afternoon. This time of year I always feel a bit melancholy...when I was a kid it was the beginning of school, the end of summer, now, the beginning of another winter (snow and cold, brrrr) the passing of another year. Yet I also love this time of year... for the same reasons. A bit of a contradiction... I suppose.

    1. I used to love Fall the most when I lived Up Nawth; Michigan and Upstate New Yawk both have beautiful Fall color. These days I love Fall mainly for college ball and the beginning of hockey season, both of which conspire to make Fall my FAVORITE season by a wide margin.

  2. I've been wondering how SN3 is doing. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I've been wondering the same thing, Lou.


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