Sunday, November 30, 2008

Diving, at the Howards

Diving at Howard Prairie lake, November 15, 2008.

Ben and Dan did two dives, 27 feet 35 minutes and 51 feet for 45 minutes.

Blue skies and 70 degrees air temp.

Water was 49 degrees, not to bad, as long as you keep moving.

First dive was at a boat ramp, hoping to find stuff.

Had to gear up at gate and hike about 350 feet to ramp.
Found anchor, crescent wrench, propeller, fishing pole, jelly shoe, and a bunch of small items.

We drove to the dam diving spot with our wet/dry suets on in the car, about 1 mile dive.

The water was about 49 degrees on dive gauges, I left the gauge out in the sun
when we ate lunch, it came up to 80 degrees.

Its about 100 miles round trip to the lake back home.

This is dive 69 and 70.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Book Report Time, The Children of Hurin

The Children of Hurin
By J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien

This was a poem by the first Tolkien written in about 1920.
For this poem He used and ancient English alliterative merte, using a demanding patterns of stress and "initial rhyme".
(this is how it reads) LOL

till the faint flicker of fiery torches
flared before them; fitful murmur
as of many voices in meeting thronged
they heard as they hastened. High sprang the roof.
Round a sudden turning they swung amazed,
and saw a solemn silent conclave,
where hundreds hushed in huge twilight
neath distant domes darkly vaulted
the wordless waited.

So the story was wrote in this formate for about 2000 lines, then abandoned.
No one knows why, but Mr.
Tolkien had done this many time, going up as high as 4000 lines of the same type of poetry, then abandoned. (writers block maybe?)

Any ways, the story in todays book, was compiled by
J.R.R. Tolkien son and some other people, and written in story form with out any poetry stuff.

The story starts, out with the family tree, and you are soon lost on who's is who, and then the story goes on about the war in the north country, and how everyone s is soon dead.
The last Mother and Son and un-born sister, go on living the worst life possible.
The Son runs off to live in the hidden city to come back some day, when grown up and be a saving King to his people.
So everyone is blow to the four winds, and the Son living in a another city and meets and fair maiden and weds, and is soon to have his child and He goes off to fight a dragon.
The end.
So he kills the dragon, and was knotted out near the dragon body, and is laying there looking dead, and the maiden shows up and is doing the first aid stuff, and the dragon in his last dieing breath says,
" this is your lost brother that you have wed, and are about to bear his child"
Then the dragon dies.
The maiden, jump into a near by river and drowns, the Son, jumps on his sword.
The mother comes around, dies of a broken heart, the Father, is released from the northern King, to find every one died, and story end with Him stand there by Himself.
This is a very depressing story, no wonder
J.R.R. Tolkien abandoned it.
The writing style is not of
J.R.R. Tolkien quality , not even close to it.
My rating is a 1 star out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thing On Wheels ?

The wheel that you see these days.

I was setting at a gas station getting fuel and this bike pulled out from a side street.

Its home made all the way.
Part motorcycle, scooter, and peddle bike.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Book Report Time, The Tipping Point.

The Tipping Point, by Maclcolm Gladwell.

How little thing can make a difference.

Its a story about how the Hush Puppies Shoes Company had almost gone broke in 1994,as sales were 30,000 pairs.
Then a bunch of kids in New York, start wearing them and, by the end of 1995, and the word of mouth only, there sales had jumped to 430,000 pairs.

Sesame Street programs for kids and Blue's Clues was shaped by the kids who watching the programs.
What was interesting, with kids of ages 5 years old and under, there interest would last longer, if there were able to watch the same episode 5 days in a role, instead of mixing up the episode through out the week.
The ideal was that kids like being able to guess what was going to happen next as they start to remember the
episode from the day before.
When a child was watching and found it enjoyable, it wasn't because it was fun, but that they were understand what was going on.
And when the child was not watching, it was not because there where bored, but that they did not understand the

Another interesting thing.
The human brain is only able to keep track of some many relationship between other persons.
So if you belong to a group of 5 person, then you would have to keep track of 10 separate relationships.
The 4 person you are talking with and 6 other two-way relationships, totaling 10 relationships.
So now, lets say, its 20 persons, 19 person that you talk to and 171 separate relationships.
Now lets step this up to the max, 150 person, this turns into 44,849 separate relationship, science believe this is the max that the human brain can keep track of.

And I'm lucky to remember who I talked to this morning. LOL

So this leads to the fact that organization that are controlled by one person, that reach 150 persons on the team, don't and can't function with out relationship problems between team members.

The armies largest groups are between 150 and 200 persons

The Gore factories, in the Delaware, have a rule, when the work teams reach 150 persons, they build a new building, and split the work force down to smaller teams.
They have some of the building across the parking lot from each other, but there smaller then 150 person in each building working together.
Gore company has about 10 buiding in the Delaware area.

The book is very interesting when they start talking about these items I wrote about here, there is a lot of other stuff you will have to read thought that was not so interesting.
I will gave it 2 1/2 stars out of 5.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Our Year Book Pic.

Our year book pictures just don't seem that real. LOL

You can see the parking lot forming on my hair line.

And Rochelle is just a happy person.
Just be happy!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

More Lobster Dive Pic

Guy, one of the other diver's on the lobster dive sent these pictures. The Boat

The front of the boat.

I think that may be Ruddy.

Petety (tank has a small leak, really cut down on bottom time)

Mr. Seal

School of Fish.(school bus for the fish must of broke down, couldn't see it any were)

Hanging out at the anchor chain.

Who Has Voted ?

We are at about 120 hours left before, your voting rights are up for this round.

The Question Is:

Who Has Voted?

Roll Call Time Please.

Jessica *
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A gold star for the Jessica and Daniel.*
I felt bad for Megan and Greg not being able to vote.
Sound like you have to plan way ahead to vote out of the USA.