Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hello Sailor(s)

Aloha, Friend!

click on the clouds
Eaves, skies, and spirits soaring!

"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

Taiko Taiko One Day...

"An uncle gave me a side drum

and my mother decided I should have lessons."

Humphrey Lyttelton

Australian Military Pilot

“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

Pacific nations,

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

(among others)

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!

Hello Sailor...

And aloha to YOU, my webby friend!