Happy Birthday to my brudder, and a niece!

a reprise…

For my little brother (who’s taller and smarter than me, thank goodness I’m better looking):

He’s a touch older than in this picture (he was the lead mechanical engineer making this thing fly, in one year):

The Aerospace Genius and one of his creations.

The Aerospace Genius and one of his creations.

 

And, to my niece Annie! I have no pics of her with an airplane, but when I get one, I’ll keep it for her next birthday.

How I feel about ATLS, in someone else’ tweet

Perfect.

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Dear Amazon, a couple of requests

I frequently order from you (check my records, I’m not exaggerating). I’m giving you this feedback just as the Christmas shopping season starts to help you, not out of spite.

First, had I wanted USPS to deliver my packages I’d order from someone other than a class act like Amazon. So, please don’t use an organization that’s dying for a reason (inability to get the job done).

Second, if you’re going to use USPS (and see #1, you shouldn’t), please don’t ask for a signature on a $50 order. UPS and FedEx know us quite well, and know our neighborhood is remote and really really safe, so they know where the packages should be placed/hidden. USPS apparently doesn’t.

In fact, they have failed to deliver my package twice now, twice sending me an email that they left me a note (they didn’t) and telling me when they tried (when we were home, both times). Getting the picture? USPS isn’t reliable, or trustworthy. So stop trusting them with our business.

Happy Birthday, Marines!

SemperFi

I post this every year, and I still enjoy it…
original poster from: stores.ebay.com/WONDERFULART

Grumpy People Get the Details Right — Science of Us

Think back to the last time you had to navigate a customer-service situation. Perhaps you were trying to make a doctor’s appointment when few convenient times were available, or you may have been speaking with a credit-card rep in an effort to get a onetime waiver on a late payment charge. Maybe you were speaking with an airline representative in hopes of finagling priority seating. Did you adopt a warm tone and play nice? Or did you raise your voice and speak aggressively? You are a nice person, so you probably chose the kind route. The tough pill for most of us to swallow is that those overbearing screamers often get their way. Feisty personalities, although unpleasant, can be tremendously effective.

via Grumpy People Get the Details Right — Science of Us.

I am vindicated!

In which I and my ‘style’ are vindicated. Grumpy People Get the Details Right nym.ag/1CwHwYp via @thescienceofus

“@MDaware: common misnomer – most emergency “rooms” are actually peninsulas”

@MDaware: common misnomer – most emergency “rooms” are actually peninsulas”

RT @TheTechDoc: Air Force training sir! pic.twitter.com/FLYlbfDcmW

How could an ER miss Ebola? Let me explain… | EdwinLeap.com edwinleap.com/how-could-an-e… via @twitterapi

RT @WayneDupreeShow: HEADLINES: General: US Troops Who Contract Ebola Will Be Quarantined in Liberia So why is Obama letting potential #E…

RT @WayneDupreeShow: HEADLINES: General: US Troops Who Contract Ebola Will Be Quarantined in Liberia

So why is Obama letting potential #E…

Coldest might of my life there Jan 1990 “@TheTechDoc: Hanging out at the #uso waiting for my bus to camp bullis. pic.twitter.com/OuuCfwal3d”

Coldest might of my life there Jan 1990 “@TheTechDoc: Hanging out at the #uso waiting for my bus to camp bullis. pic.twitter.com/OuuCfwal3d

RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100 watt light bulbs but we won’t ban importing of people from Ebola countries. #…

RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100 watt light bulbs but we won’t ban importing of people from Ebola countries. #…

Leadership. Finally. Military preps team for Ebola response in US cnn.com/2014/10/19/hea…

Leadership. Finally.
Military preps team for Ebola response in US cnn.com/2014/10/19/hea…

RT @BreakingNews: Sec. of Defense orders creation of 30-person expeditionary medical team to support domestic Ebola response – @Reuters htt…

RT @BreakingNews: Sec. of Defense orders creation of 30-person expeditionary medical team to support domestic Ebola response – @Reuters htt…

Dallas: Shouldn’t we get a lot of training with PPE before we deal with an Ebola pt? CDC: What’s this now? Dallas: OJT? CDC: You’re welcome

Dallas: Shouldn’t we get a lot of training with PPE before we deal with an Ebola pt?
CDC: What’s this now?
Dallas: OJT?
CDC: You’re welcome