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"I bought a cactus.
A week later it died.
And I got depressed,
because I thought, Damn,
I am less nurturing than a desert."
- Demetri Martin
"An uncle gave me a side drum
and my mother decided I should have lessons."
“It is courage, courage, courage,
that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor.
Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.”
The flotilla approaches our island of Oahu.
34 military ships, five submarines, and more than 100 aircraft from 14
began their maneuvers yesterday.
It was just the start of activities that will last till August first.
Some 20,000 officers, sailors, submariners,
and aviators will be exploring our town
when their schedules permit,
for they will spend the bulk of it practicing
to hunt submarines,
to clear mines,
and to otherwise cooperate and collaborate.
A few missiles will even be fired!
New York City may enjoy Fleet Week annually
(Hi, Daryl :)
but the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor
gets to play host to colleagues
from Australia, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea
for RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) Exercises on alternate years.
It's sort of a naval
"You show me yours, and I'll show you mine."
Taxi drivers, bar girls, and t-shirt shops: gear up for more business!
And aloha to YOU, my webby friend!