Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

I would enjoy wishing everyone a
Prosperous and a Happy New Year
Now I got to go and find some Advil cuz
I slipped on the @$%&$&%@ Steps
and brused my A$$
Damn I hurt

Sunday, December 30, 2007

My Obit.....LMAO

'What will your obituary say?' at

Shit..... I would have hoped to shout out "POPCORN"

at least the Turtles will miss me

Saturday, December 29, 2007

She who should be listened to

I sat across from her in study hall, actually I sat across from Lil Marich and Sherri was a friend of Lil's, Lil had short dark hair and was Loud and liked to flirt, Sherri had long blond hair and was quiet. I would yak with Lil all period cuz I didn’t flipping wanna do home work. I had noticed the blonde friend and thought "hey That’s cute" but would she make time with me ....Forgetaboutit. Little school girl was so other end of the scale from me it was like oil and water, I was the long haired country boy that was in trouble half the time and somewhat stoned the rest of the time. Coach Walsh would Yell at me "you been smoking the doobies again".... Me "no coach wouldn't do that". Well one day in study hall Lil said something that I took in mock offence and reached out as if to slapher, well she leaned into it and I pasted her hard and she bent over and there was Sherri looking at me and I was looking at her and we didn't look away from each other, She had the prettiest blue eyes and long blond hair, and 25 years later I still have to stop what I'm doing and look at that girl.

Friday, December 28, 2007


I think my name would be so much cooler with an Umlaut in it

I am drawing a blank today

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Well the Coast was Grand, we stayed at a little cottage and ate to much and had Beautiful storms and Dined out, this was a picture of Friday night and the next day the rain was driving sideways. We had a great Christmas , my Niece gave me a Columbia River Knife and Tool
M-16 13z and it is razor sharpand it opens as fast as a switch blade, She is a good kid, as soon as we have a good day I am going to take her up to our range and show her how to fire the little Smith &Wesson 22 revolver. I hope You all had a Merry Christmas and well wishes for a New Year.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Yet more Public Service

I'm off to the Coast, Be back Later
Peace Out

I love you guys....Stay in School

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Why Men Are Not Allowed to Design Christmas Wrap

If I had made Christmas Wrap I would have used
Guns and Tanks and stuff, But I like this also

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I will have you all know that the 19th is my Friday
and I wont be back to work till the 26th.....there gonna
have to retrain my sorry ass..........sure as shit!


I hate it when a plan goes FUBAR


A big hat tip to Mark "the Bastard"

To All My Democrat Friends:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To My Republican Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Public Sevice Announcement

I read this over at LL's site and I cant do anything but agree,2933,317189,00.html

So as my public service announcement I'm telling you for your Hearts sake,
So as LL said on her site Get out there and get your Freak On, Baby!

Monday, December 17, 2007

I miss him

It has been a year since My Dad passed away and I am

feeling very lonely, this isn't a pity party. I just am missing

him. Its kind of like having a hand removed and you go

through therapy and get moving on with your life and then

one day you try to put on a pair of gloves and something is

just not right and then it dawns on you.

There is something missing

beannachd leat athair

Friday, December 14, 2007

A good Listen

I heard this song the other day and I really
liked it I finally figured out it was Paolo Nutini
I said I kinda like his stuff Hmmmm then
I wikied him and I find out he was born in Scotland
so he has to be alright. he is kinda tweeky
looking but what the hey

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Need I say more.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I am so up to my ass in alligators at this point in my life I have forgotten that my original Object was that I needed to drain the swamp.

Friday, December 7, 2007

A day that will live in Infamy

FDR's letter to the USA

it only took a week to build

HT to my baby Sis

Im starting to get with the Christmas spirit

Ho Ho Ho

Thursday, December 6, 2007

And now a moment of Prayer!

There is not to much more I can add than for those souls that perished than I pray thee thank you

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Its Wet

well we are drying out a little here but we stilll have roads with water over them and closed.
No wind damage and no one in the area injured from the flooding, but those poor folk up in Chahalis WA are waterlogged Bad. Megan Is in a mood She wanted to drive to Portland tonight and see Flogging Molly, I dont blame her ( its a celt thing ) and it was sold out. She has a 5 Hour Final on Saturday and I hope she is ready. Im having a hard time getting in the Mood this year.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Does he or doesn't he

Another of life's ongoing questions finally answered!
Here is a picture to answer the question we've all been
hearing and asking about for many years!!

The answer seems to be........'Yes.'

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Alsea bay, Alsea OR

We are going to the coast for Christmas, this is the View I hope to see

It is a very quiet little town and the crabbing is out of this world

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Well I am about to bare my soul and tell you all what in my Wednesday post is true or false

The winner of the game is USA ADMIRAL, I am not color blind

Yes Miss Sohos I an scared spit less of heights, every time I climb the truck ladder or step over the edge on a rappel I am shaking in my boots.

April I am a Maniac on a sewing machine especially the heavy duty unit we have at the fire hall.

Agent. 1989 I was diagnosed with the #1 cancer of young males Male testicular cancer.
all is better now (I will leave it at that)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I'm Batman

I high graded this from AD's site
I will accept the Dark Knight...... and Willian Wallace
the rest of them...Pfffft

Mrs Fyreman says "Your into Ears"

Batmans ears almost match charlie the mules

She took the test and Was Maxamus

with Laura Croft running second

Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
created with
You scored as Batman, the Dark Knight

As the Dark Knight of Gotham, Batman is a vigilante who deals out his own brand of justice to the criminals and corrupt of the city. He follows his own code and is often misunderstood. He has few friends or allies, but finds comfort in his cause.

Batman, the Dark Knight




The Terminator


William Wallace


Captain Jack Sparrow


Lara Croft


Indiana Jones


James Bond, Agent 007


Neo, the "One"


The Amazing Spider-Man


El Zorro


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I highgraded this from April and I thought it would be fun
Ok guess which statement is false about the Fyreman

I am terrified of heights

I am color blind

I am a Cancer survivor

I enjoy Sewing

I was born on a Native American reservation

Y'all have a nice day

Monday, November 19, 2007

A Listen

I was listening to the radio this weekend..I listen to more music than I watch TV, anyway I caught myself listening to a tune I thought was Bob Dylon, the guitar is Mark Knopfler.....yea, the voice is Mark Knopfler also, but I had never heard Dire Straits do this song, So on to Gizoogle ( not really)
and do some sleuthing and low and behold here were the Notting Hillbillies with Mark Knopfler, Steve Phillips, Brendan Croker and Guy Fletcher back in 90 and the sound is very good, something Mrs Fyreman will like. here is a link ....hey Count thanks for the Zamzar Idea

Thursday, November 15, 2007

GET BENT.....well its not coke and a 20"......

the above line is from Countramblings post on "Coke and a 20 inch Dong"

Ok I am ageek cuz I just love stuff like this it gets me in a wild mood
we foster some smart kids here in the Willamette Valley

OSU develops material that bends light

By KYLE ODEGARDGazette-Times reporter

Oregon State University scientists have helped develop a new type of composite material that can bend light the “wrong way,” and that could have a wide range of optical and electronic applications, according to the university. The material is made up of reflective and transparent layers, but right now, samples aren’t big enough to be seen by the human eye. “It’s pretty small, about a quarter of the size of a human hair,” said Viktor Podolskiy, an OSU assistant professor of physics. In theory, large amounts of the technology could make objects appear invisible by bending light around them.“Star Trek” fans shouldn’t begin plans for a Romulan cloaking device just yet, however. “I am pretty pessimistic about this, because it is cloaking for one wavelength,” Podolskiy said. The human eye or radar with multiple frequencies would notice objects, though there might be significant distortion, he said. Regardless, until recently, “negative index” material was science fiction and theory.Scientists started talking about the possibility in the late 1960s. “Up to the year 2000, there was no research,” Podolskiy said. “We had an explosion in that particular area. There are probably a couple hundred papers published every year on the subject.” Researchers at OSU, Princeton University and Alcatel-Lucent who developed the material believe it could be produced commercially, since it is created using existing tools available to the semiconductor industry. This material also is more robust and thicker than others that reflect light the wrong way, and as incredible as it seems, the OSU group’s sample is larger than others, Podolskiy said. “This is a big step forward,” he added. The material might be used to shrink infrared optical systems and create a super lens to see objects the size of a nanometer — about one-100,000th of a human hair’s diameter. It could also improve electronic manufacturing, data storage and medical systems, according to the university. Podolskiy said he thinks commercial applications of the material could be just a few years away.

Kyle Odegard covers Oregon State University. He can be contacted at or 758-9523.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Welcome to the Board Room

Well I am a Director now,....I was gifted stock to the family corporation about 6 months ago and that made me eligible for a position on the Board of Directors. The family farm was started in 1859 in the Willamette valley by Jacob Manley Currier (My wifes Great Great Grandfather) who came into to the Willamette valley(Pronounce it Will AM it - Damn it) and got a land grant for Military service to the Union.Today its 1650 acres of Grass seed, Christmas trees, and Timber.
I hope that I can bring something to the table and be a positive influence, I want to wade right in but I am going to force myself to ease in slowly.

Monday, November 12, 2007

These boot where made for ..........

I dont spend much money on myself....My wife buys my clothes and I kinda bumble along and say "OK"I trust her taste in my clothing. I like firearms, but I have just got this Bee in my bonnet (mental Pic is funny) and I want a new pair of boots, and not just any boots I want a pair of Double H Packers with the 10 inch tops, I haven't had a new pair of Cowboy boots in 16 years and I think I deserve them. I think I will just buy them for my Birthday in a couple of months and call it good.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields By:
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
(1872-1918) Canadian Army
IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Happy Birthday U.S.M.C.

On November 10, 1775, the Continental
Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Continental Marines, today known as the United States Marine Corps. That very day, Nicholas set up shop in Tun Tavern. He appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor of the tavern, to the job of chief Marine Recruiter — serving, of course, from his place of business at Tun Tavern. Prospective recruits flocked to the tavern, lured by beer and the opportunity to serve in the new Corps of Marines. Hey leathernecks......"Oorah"......we appreciate you.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Lily was here

If I want to make points with my wife I find her "Cool jazz" one of her faves is Candy Dulfer, and I like her also. I like Sax music Its kind of one of those Naughty Pleasures. The song that sticks out the most is the one her and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics did called Lily was here there is a movie that really goes with it but I got about as lost in that as I did in "Lola rennt" or "Run Lola Run" But anyway back to Naughty Sax music ... I like it


Ok Sohos just made me take a U-turn back to my childhood and a wonderful memory
Living In rural Montana we didn't have a lot of entertainment. we had a small theatre
(the Rex) and it played second run movies. One time we were in the big city of Spokane WA
(most of my family is from there) and Dad took us to the opening Of the "Jungle book", I was all of 5 but it burned itself into my little mind. and I can still Hear Louis Prima as King Louie sing "I wanna be like you" that Christmas I got a LP (Record for you youngsters) and I wore that album out....and drove Mama nuts, Bless her soul she was a patient person.

The Bird......

Weight watchers is going to be forgotten for one day this month and that’s the 22 ...Thanksgiving. I am going to grill the bird this year (it leaves the 3 oven open for the other stuff), I do it about every 3 years or so I brine it for 24 hours and then into the smoker (I am using apple and maple wood) and a few extra briquette just to keep the heat around 300. It is a thing of beauty.... really. My oldest makes a pecan pie to KILL for and my youngest makes apple pie MMMMMMM, and Mrs. Fyreman well she Is in charge of the other pastries, rolls, and biscuits. Then Its nap time.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Answers to questions I have had wondered about

A: It's Braille for "suck here".

A: It's the same as a French kiss, but "down under."

A: Melt them down, make a tire, and call it a Goodyear.

A: Because when they come, they're wild and wet. But when they go, they take your house and car with them.

A: Because they don' t have any balls to scratch...


A: Running into a wall with an erection and breaking his nose.

Just a ramble

My wife calls me "Pan" sometimes because I am the boy that never grew up
I listen to a lot of what my kids listen to and introduce them to new stuff, but I also can listen to Diane Krall and enjoy the hell out of it, my music tastes are all over the board.
Next Year Ozzy Osbourne will be 60 years and he looks to be 70 but when Zakk Wylde starts tearing up the frets Ozzy is all business, I love it he just keeps going. I remember my daughter at 3 singing at the top of her lungs "and Mama, Mama I'm coming home". Speaking Of the youngest of the wild bunch she is following me in Weight Watchers at home and loosing a lot of weight. She is kind of amazed at how easy it is
And I am proud she is taking it so serious.

And I am down 2 more pounds

Monday, October 29, 2007

My weekend

This weekend was a little busy for me, I hoped to do a few things around the house and goof off, I did dishes, ran 4 loads of laundry I got to watched a few cooking shows, I made a big pot of 5 bean Soup, Then I ran to town for Pizza, then it got busy, Our forester had lit off brush piles a week earlier in a 17 acre logged unit and we had some erratic winds Friday night and one of those piles decided to slop over the boundary and burn an extra 1/2 acre of forest floor, So my wife and niece and a family friend had been out hunting and I got back from the Pizza run to find out that our forester had been down and called in the department of forestry (Good Call) so we all went up and mopped on the fire for 4 hours Saturday night and then back on Sunday and mopped on it for another 3 hours, This boy is tired Monday morning, But it was cool cuz every One deferred to me on fire questions.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Chicken Enchiladas

I want chicken enchiladas with green sauce
I make a mean chicken enchilada, simmering chicken thighs in a little sauce till it shreds easily, then I use 50/50 Colby jack and pepper jack, Roll it all up in a flour tortilla shell. Meg likes a little black olive in hers but normally I forgo any extras on them then into the pan with some more cheese and sauce and into the oven at 350 deg. for about 45 min.., MMMMMMMThen a little Tabasco (any kind works for Doug) on them and WATCHOUT,I have made these at the firehouse several times and They always vanish
Ya'll have a good weekend
Be safe and remember
If you catch on fire STOP DROP AND ROLL
If some one else catches on fire laugh like a MOFO at there stupid ass

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I aint got a thing

Other than losing 4 more lbs I cant seem to shift my noggin out of neutral
I aint got a thing

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Saturday stuff

Do you have a song you don't get tired of hearing, I was just listening to this song and I really don't ever get tired of it. It sometimes drives my wife nuts when I identify music groups and albums and the year it came out.
It is so Soggy here In the Willamette (pronounced Wil-lam-it, Damn it )valley right now, Mrs Fyreman is out hunting the elusive The Black-tailed deer with her trusty Boom Stick(she gave it
a nick has to do with the quantity of antlered deer she has put in the freezer with it) and I'm hungry for Venison Summer sausage MMMMMMMMM.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The man in the coon-skin cap

I like Bob Dillon once in a while My favorite of his though is this song its so strange
'The man in the coon-skin cap In the big pen Wants eleven dollar bills You only got ten"
where did he dig this stuff up, Musta been the ganj. Oh and here is the companion video
from Weird Al You all have a great weekend

Peace Out

Thursday, October 18, 2007

open house

Last Saturday was our Open house at the fire hall and we had a lot of fun, the adults for the most part are a lost cause but we still can mold childrens brains with good information
our new chief is really great to work with and the P.R. is beyond words, here is me and sparky

Cool map

I found this web site to be very interesting ....Or you can tell me Im a geek for finding wierd stuff

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cult movies

What is your hands down favorite cult movie, I like the Rocky Horror picture show and

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension , but my favorite is The Crow

and Its not really listed as a cult, But it sure has a following, my favorite line is

"Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children"

written by James O'barr he said it was better than going to therapy for 5 year

"it is always nice to see you"

I like dance Music ...Sorry I have always like anything I can cut a rug to
I have to say this song always makes me stop and tap my toe. The a Capella version was the original but I like this one

Tuesday, October 16, 2007



Monday, October 15, 2007


I don't Understand the Oregon State Beavers
those boys lose against team they shouldn't and
beat teams they shouldn't......they beat #2 Cal ?.......whodathunk?


Saturday, October 13, 2007

My Son

Sunday will be the 14th of October and that means its My eldest Birthday
He kinda just sprung himself on us without any warning, and that's just how he rolls
He just got a neat piece of paper in the Mail the other day from The United States Government that tells him he is Honorably discharged From the United States National Guard.
Any way we are gonna smoke up some pork ribs and have some coleslaw and homemade
biscuits and candied baby carrots, there goes my weight watches all to hell
Damn he is handsome

My Rock

Pardon me while I get melancholy for a moment

This is the Lady that stands behind me when all else has gone to shit, She has stuck to me like glue through some very rough times and there Is not a price you can put on that. She is a tuff gal
she fell of her horse in high school and broke her pelvis, and got on the horse and rode home DAMN, So when her life stumbles I try very hard to be there for her. There is a song that I listen to once in a while By Rammstein called "Ohne Dich" Without You. Its a very Haunting tune but it's the closest thing I can use to explain how empty I'd be without her
the English translation is a little shaky but it comes through,
Without you I cannot be,
without you,
with you am I also alone,
without you,
without you count ' I the hours,
without you,
with you the seconds stand, are not worth

Friday, October 12, 2007

My Friday afternoon Listen

I love good guitarists, and one of my favorites is a Goofy looking guy named Joe Satriani
He doesn't have mush of a singing voice but Damn if the boy cant burn up the frets.
I think this song is great, makes me want a convertible and tear of over to the coast with it blaring through the speakers

Thursday, October 11, 2007

What the ????

Hat tip to Mark Newman a.k.a. The Bastard

So a Friend of mine sent me this I just thought it was the stuff
(im trying not to say SHIT)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Etta James

I absolutly love to listen to this song it is just one of those things that triggers old memories, it makes me think of being young and in love and I sound all goofy but thats ok its my blog.
I hope you all are at pease with your selves. I feel that I am


I got this at Baristas site - Test your serial killer knowledge

Well Its been a week and I steppped on the scale last night at Weight watchers
and I about fell of the scale when the lady told me I had lost 11.2 pounds
I said WHAT? and I tried another scale cuz that one had to be wrong but NO WAY the next one said I'd lost 11.2 flipping pounds also. So the new running tally for the week is

324.8..... (ok I'll round up 325)

and had a really good exersize at Drill last night at the Fire Department

Monday, October 8, 2007

Fire Prevention Week

"Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week Web site, ©2007 NFPA."
Hey People Its Fire Prevention Week
Has a lot of good information, I'm Pounding My Drum Here People
and I want you to Listen, because I care about you.
Thank You

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Go Say Hi

If you would Please Go over and Welcome pfd216 to the blog world

She is a woman of many talents, a Damn fine Firefighter, a Good friend
and my Captain in the fire department. Its a full time job keeping me in line
BWAHAHAHAHA............oh sorry I got carried away there

Friday, October 5, 2007

Handling Life

Handle every situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.Piss on it and walk away.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

I hit a wall

I Started Weight watchers...and I am feeling pretty good about it, I have been going along ignoring my weight issue and Mrs Fyreman has quitly been increasing the waist size on my britches. Then I tried on my class B dress shirt for the Fyre department and guess what, I couldn't button the sumbitch, I hit the wall folks, I am drawing the line here and I dont want to increase any more. So I find out that the Company I work for has a wellness program and they will foot the bill for Weight Watchers. Well I am all over free like a 12th grade boy and his 10th grade prom date : ) I am going to keep a running tally of my progress on my blog so I will start out by telling you my weigh in weight


think happy thoughts for me

Monday, October 1, 2007

My Brand

Ok Im a little strange but I like this, I am a Closet Sci Fi Geek

(Hangs head in shame)


Heres a topic

"This political correctness is getting old and killing us."

talk amongst yourselves

We need more like him


THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY:Sheriff Joe Arpaio(In Arizona )who created the" Tent City Jail":
He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails.

Took away their weights.

Cut off all but "G" movies.

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

Then He Started Chain Gangs For Women So He Wouldn't Get Sued For Discrimination.

He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order that Required Cable TV For Jails. So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel. When asked why the weather channel He Replied, So They Will Know How Hot It's Gonna Be While They Are Working ON My Chain Gangs.

He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero Nutritional Value.When the inmates complained, he told them, "This Isn't The Ritz/Carlton.If You Don't Like It, Don't Come Back.

"He bought Newt Gingrich' lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.

With Temperatures Being Even HotterThan Usual In Phoenix(116 Degrees Just Set A New Record), the Associated Press Reports:About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent EncampmentAt TheMaricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued Pink Boxer Shorts.On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 Degrees Inside The Week Before.Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS. "It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,"Said James Zanzot, An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year. "It's Inhumane."

Joe Arpaio,the tough-guy sheriffwho created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic
He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: "It's 120 Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too,And They Have To Wear Full Battle Gear,But They Didn't Commit Any Crimes, So Shut Your Damned Mouths!" Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders.

Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

Friday, September 28, 2007


Right now this is where I am

Miller High life

I kinda hate it when this happens ..... LMAO

Thursday, September 27, 2007

couldn't let this pass

I dont know where this was published but it was to great to let go it go

The ‘best compliment’

I was sitting in uniform in the SeaTac [Seattle/Tacoma, Wash.] airport the other day, waiting on my daughter’s plane to come in. While I was sitting there, this boy around 6 years of age kept staring at me. After a while, his family moved to the counter to check on their flight.When this little man walked past me, smiling from ear to ear, yet showing intimidation in his eyes, his mother told him, “Well, ask him, son.”I looked over at her young man and he stood at attention, cocked his head and asked, “Excuse me, sir ... are you a soldier?” I smiled broadly and said, “I sure am.” The little boy’s mouth opened wide, and he covered his mouth with both hands. Then he did something that made me realize the importance of my job. That little boy stood back at attention, saluted me and said, “Thank you, sir.” Then he looked at his mother and said, “Mommy, that’s a good man, he is a soldier!”The little boy rejoined his family, but stopped briefly, turned back to me, yanked out of his mother’s hand and ran over to me and gave me a hug.His mother apologized. I responded with a wavering voice, “Ma’am, I have just been given the best compliment I could ever be given; thank you for your son.”

Capt. Donald Brakeville Tacoma, Wash.



Tuesday, September 25, 2007



Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wanted dead or alive

This was put togeather by

Jeremy Van Gelder,Firefighter, EMT, and soon to be a hell of a Squid Officer

I even am in it several times : )

my new hat

My new hat came yesterday I have been waiting for it and it finally got here, All the way from Alpine Texas In the Big Bend Area....Right next to Marfa ( UFO LIGHTS ). Anyway I got me my Guatemala Palm hat it was a unshaped blank and I threw it in the tub for an hour and shaped it myself and I'm gettin it all pimped out. If you need a good tuff sun hat and you want to form it yourself send away here
and there prices are good, I shaped mine a little like this

Friday, September 21, 2007

Foxworthy On MONTANA

Here is one more from Lil Sis

Jeff Foxworthy's comments on Montana

If "vacation" to you means going shopping for theweekend in Great Falls, Billings or Bozeman (whilethe kids swim at the Comfort Inn),You might live in Montana.

If parking your car for the night involves an extension cordYou might live in Montana

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drillingthrough 8 inches of ice and sitting there allday hoping that the food will swim by,You might live in Montana.

If you're proud that your state makes the national newsprimarily because it houses the coldest spot in the nation,You might live in Montana.

If you have ever refused to buy something because it's "too spendy",You might live in Montana

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November throughMarch,You might live in Montana.

If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't workthere,You might live in Montana.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of hisforehead,You might live in Montana.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time,You might live in Montana.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches,You might live in Montana.

If you know how to correctly pronounce Butte,You might live in Montana.

If you measure distance in hours,You might live in Montana.

If your family vehicle is a crew cab pickup,You might live in Montana.

If you know several people who have hit deer more than once,You might live in Montana.

If you often switch from "heat" to "A/C"in the same day and backagain,You might live in Montana.

If you can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard,without flinching,You might live in Montana.

If you see people wearing hunting clothes at social events,You might live in Montana.

If you've installed security lights on your house and garage andleave bothunlocked,You might live in Montana.

If the largest traffic jam in your town centers around a high schoolbasketball game,You might live in Montana.

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows howto usethem,You might live in Montana.

If there are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at Wal-Mart atanygiven time,You might live in Montana.

If there are more people at work on Christmas Eve Day than on Deer gun Opener,

You might live in Montana.If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit,

You might live in Montana.If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow,

You might live in Montana.If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction,

You might live in Montana.If you can identify a southern or eastern accent,

You might live in Montana.If you consider Red Lodge exotic,

You might live in Montana.If your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your cottonwood,

You might live in Montana.If the sunbelt to you means Miles City,

You might live in Montana.If a brat is something you eat,

You might live in Montana.If finding your misplaced car keys involves looking in the ignition,

You might live in Montana.If you find 0 degrees a little chilly,

You might live in Montana.If you actually understand these observations, and you forward them to all your Montana friends,

You must live in Montana

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Shiver Me What?

Being that it is Talk like a Pirate Day
Mrs. Fyreman said "there Will be NO talk of
Surenderin' the BOOTY to anyone other than her"
Yes she did and to emphasize that she took a swipe
at me with her Cutlass. She can be Bloodthirsty
(mostly to the Poor little deer in the woods ; )
and remember to throw out an occasional ARRRRR today

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday Night

Its Drill Night....Of to main station and learn how not to burn
remember Fire prevention week is coming up, take your children
to a Fire station open house. I mean this, its serious to me.
ok I'm off my rant bucket


Damn it I feel old today cuz I saw this Picture and in stead of thinking "Damn I'd hit that" I thought "A little drawn Butter and cold beer and that lobster would be gone"
Oh well LMAO

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I want do my biding....Yup Squirrel Minions

Jedi Squirells with the Force

and Military Hooah Squirrels

and Shogun Squirrels

and the best, Pirate Squirrels

they would be a bunch of
"Mushroom cloud laying muthufucking muthfuckers."
What movie is that from??????

Why Do Male Elk Have Antlers?

I guess Its a Guy thing No matter what the species is.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Holy smoke investigation Batman

So I stopped by the fire hall last night to pick up some documents I needed for our upcoming open house, Chief, Our TO, and my Captain are there as well as some other fire fighters. We are all sitting around shooting the bull and the tones go off, that time of day it is usually a medical call
the Dispatcher says its a smoke investigation, that can be anything. So we bust out to the bay and start throwing our turnouts on and I look out the rear bay door and there are 60' flames showing, HOLY SHIT working house fire. So we all went into hyper drive and I was Pumper Operator on the 2nd engine out, it went out quick and we mopped up for 2 1/2 hours
and had pizza and went home. I am tired today but feeling good.

My moment OF Silence / 911

Pardon me while I post the names of these brave soles that gave there all and would just say "I was just doing my job"

1st Deputy Fire Commissioner William Feehan
Chief of Department Peter Ganci, Jr.
Assistant Chief of Department Donald Bums
Assistant Chief of Department Gerard BarbaraFDNY
Chaplain Father Mychal Judge
Battalion 1Battalion Chief Matthew Ryan
Lieutenant Paul Mitchell
Battalion 2Battalion Chief Richard Prunty
Battalion Chief William McGovem
Firefighter Faustino Apostol, Jr.
Battalion 4Lieutenant Thomas O'Hagan
Battalion 6Battalion Chief John Williamson
Battalion 7Battalion Chief Orio Palmer
Lieutenant Stephen Harrell
Lieutenant Philip Petti
Battalion 8Battalion Chief Thomas DeAngelis
Battalion 9Battalion Chief Edward Geraghty
Battalion Chief Dennis Devlin
Lieutenant Charles Garbarini
Firefighter Alan Feinberg
Firefighter Carl Asaro
Battalion 11Battalion Chief John Paoliilo
Battalion 12Battalion Chief Fred Scheffold
Battalion Chief Joseph Marchbanks, Jr.
Lieutenant Glenn Perry
Battalion 13Lieutenant Brian Aheam
Battalion 22Lieutenant Charles Margiotta
Battalion 32Lieutenant Kenneth Phelan
Battalion 43Lieutenant Geoffrey Guja
Battalion 47Lieutenant Anthony Jovic
Battalion 48Battalion Chief Joseph Grzelak
Firefighter Michael Bocchino
Battalion 57Battalion Chief Dennis Cross
Safety Battalion 1Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack
Firefighter Robert Crawford
Division 1Captain Joseph Farrelly
Captain Thomas Moody
Division 11Captain Timothy Stackpole
Division 15Captain Thomas Haskell, Jr.
Captain William O'Keefe
Captain Martin Egan, Jr.
Engine 1Lieutenant Andrew Desperito
Firefighter Michael Weinberg
Engine 4Firefighter Thomas Schoales
Firefighter James RichesFirefighter Paul Tegtmeier
Firefighter Calixto Anaya, Jr.
Engine 5Firefighter Manuel Delvalle
Engine 6Firefighter Thomas Holchan
Firefighter Paul Beyer
Engine 8Firefighter William Johnston
Firefighter Robert Parro
Engine 10Lieutenant Gregg Atlas
Firefighter Paul Pansini
Firefighter Jeffrey Olsen
Engine 21Captain William Burke, Jr.
Engine 22Firefighter Martin McWilliams
Firefighter Thomas Casoria
Firefighter Michael Elferis
Firefighter Vincent Kane
Engine 23Firefighter James Pappageorge
Firefighter Hector Tirado, Jr.
Firefighter Robert McPadden
Firefighter Mark Whitford
Firefighter John Marshall
Captain Thomas Farino
Firefighter Robert Spear, Jr.
Firefighter Dana Hannon
Engine 33Lieutenant Kevin Pfeifer
Firefighter Robert Evans
Firefighter Michael Boyle
Firefighter Robert King, Jr.
Firefighter David Arce
Firefighter Keithroy Maynard
Firefighter Bran Bilcher
Engine 46Firefighter Gregory Sikorsky
Engine 54Firefighter Leonard Ragaglia
Firefighter Paul Gill
Firefighter Jose Guadalupe
Firefighter Christopher Santora
Engine 55Lieutenant Peter Freund
Firefighter Stephen Russell
Firefighter Robert Lane
Firefighter Christopher Mozzilla
Engine 152Firefighter Robert Cordice
Engine 201Lieutenant Paul Martini
Firefighter Greg Buck
Firefighter Christopher Pickford
Firefighter John Schardt
Engine 205Lieutenant Robert Wallace
Engine 207Firefighter Shawn Powell
Firefighter Karl JosephFirefighter Kevin Reilly
Engine 214Firefighter Carl Bedigian
Firefighter Kenneth Watson
Firefighter Michael RobertsFirefighter John Florio
Engine 216Firefighter Daniel Suhr
Engine 58Lieutenant Robert Nagel
Engine 65Firefighter Thomas McCann
Engine 74Firefighter Ruben Correa
Engine 37Firefighter John Giordano
Engine 40Lieutenant John Ginley
Firefighter Kevin Bracken
Firefighter Steve Mercado
Firefighter Bruce Gary
Firefighter Michael Lynch
Firefighter Michael Dauria
Engine 217Firefighter Steven Coakley
Firefighter Neil Leavy
Engine 219Firefighter John Chipura
Engine 226Firefighter Stanley Smagala, Jr.
Firefighter Brian McAleese
Firefighter David DeRubbio
Engine 230Firefighter Eugene Whelan
Firefighter Michael Carlo
Firefighter Jeffrey Stark
Firefighter Frank Bonomo
Firefighter Edward White
Engine 279Firefighter Ronnie Henderson
Firefighter Anthony Rodriguez
Firefighter Michael Ragusa
Engine 285Firefighter Raymond York
Ladder 2Captain Frederick Ill, Jr.
Firefighter Dennis Mulligan
Firefighter Michael Clarke
Firefighter Carl Molinaro
Firefighter Daniel Harlin
Firefighter George DiPasquale
Firefighter Denis Germain
Ladder 3Captain Patrick Brown
Lieutenant Kevin Donnelly
Firefighter Gerard Dewan
Firefighter James Coyle
Firefighter Joseph Maloney
Firefighter Michael Carroll
Firefighter Joseph Ogren
Firefighter John McAvoy
Firefighter Jeffrey Giordano
Firefighter Timothy McSweeney
Firefighter Steven Olson
Ladder 4Captain David Wooley
Lieutenant Daniel O'Callaghan
Firefighter Michael Brennan
Firefighter John Tipping II
Firefighter Samuel Oitice
Firefighter Joseph Angelini, Jr.
Firefighter Michael Haub
Firefighter Michael Lynch
Ladder 5Lieutenant Vincent Glammona
Lieutenant Michael Warchola
Firefighter John Santore
Firefighter Paul Keating
Firefighter Louis Arena
Firefighter Thomas Hannafin
Firefighter Gregory Saucedo
Firefighter Andrew Brunn
Ladder 7Lieutenant Vernon Richard
Firefighter George Cain
Firefighter Charles Mendez
Firefighter Vincent Princiotta
Firefighter Robert Foti
Firefighter Richard Muldowney, Jr.
Ladder 8Lieutenant Vincent Halloran
Ladder 9Firefighter Jeffrey Walz
Firefighter Gerard Baptiste
Firefighter John Tierney
Ladder 10Firefighter Sean Tallon
Ladder 11Lieutenant Michael Quilty
Firefighter Matthew RoganF
irefighter John Heffernan
Firefighter Edward Day
Firefighter Richard Kelly, Jr.
Firefighter Michael Cammarata
Ladder 12Firefighter Angel Juarbe, Jr.
Firefighter Michael Mullan
Ladder 13Captain Walter Hynes
Firefighter Dennis McHugh
Firefighter Thomas Hetzel
Firefighter Gregory Stajk
Firefighter Thomas Sabella
Ladder 15Lieutenant Joseph Leavey
Firefighter Douglas Oelschlager
Firefighter Richard Allen
Firefighter Arthur Barry
Firefighter Scott Kopytko
Firefighter Thomas Kelly
Firefighter Eric Olsen
Firefighter Scott Larsen
Ladder 16Lieutenant Raymond Murphy
Firefighter Robert Curatolo
Ladder 20Lieutenant John Fischer
Firefighter James Gray
Firefighter David LaForge
Firefighter Sean Hanley
Firefighter Robert Linnane
Firefighter Robert McMahon
Firefighter John Burnside
Ladder 21Lieutenant Michael Fodor
Firefighter Benjamin Suarez
Firefighter Gerald Atwood
Firefighter Keith Glascoe
Firefighter Gerard Duffy
Firefighter Joseph Henry
Firefighter William Krukowski
Ladder 24Captain Daniel Brethel
Firefighter Stephen Belson
Ladder 25Firefighter Kenneth Kumpel
Firefighter Joseph Rivelli, Jr.
Firefighter Robert Minara
Firefighter John Collins
Firefighter Paul Ruback
Firefighter Matthew Barnes
Ladder 35Captain Frank Callahan
Firefighter Vincent Morella
Firefighter James Giberson
Firefighter Michael Otten
Firefighter Michael Roberts
Ladder 38Firefighter Joseph Spor
Ladder 42Firefighter Peter Bielfeld
Ladder 101Lieutenant Joseph Gullickson
Firefighter Joseph Maffeo
Firefighter Patrick Byrne
Firefighter Thomas Kennedy
Firefighter Salvatore Calabro
Firefighter Terence McShane
Firefighter Brian Cannizzaro
Ladder 105Captain Vincent Brunton
Firefighter Thomas Kelly
Firefighter Dennis O'Berg
Firefighter Henry Miller, Jr.
Firefighter Frank Palombo
Ladder 111Lieutenant Christopher Sullivan
Ladder 118Lieutenant Robert Regan
Firefighter Peter Vega
Firefighter Scott Davidson
Firefighter Leon Smith, Jr.
Firefighter Vernon Cherry
Firefighter Joseph Agnello
Ladder 131Firefighter Christian Regenhard
Ladder 132Firefighter Sergio Villanueva
Firefighter Michael Kiefer
Firefighter John Vigiano II
Firefighter Thomas Mingione
Firefighter Andrew Jordan
Ladder 136Firefighter Michael Cawley
Ladder 163Firefighter Thomas Gambino, Jr.
Special Operations CommandBattalion
Chief Raymond Downey
Battalion Chief Charles Kasper
Battalion Chief John Moran
Captain Patrick Waters
Haz Mat OperationsBattalion
Chief John Fanning
Rescue Company 1Captain Terence Hatton
Lieutenant Dennis Mojica
Firefighter Kenneth Marino
Firefighter William Henry
Firefighter Gerard Nevins
Firefighter Joseph Angelini
Firefighter Gary Geidel
Firefighter Patrick O'Keefe
Firefighter David Weiss
Firefighter Michael Montesi
Rescue Company 2Lieutenant Peter Martin
Firefighter John Napolitano
Firefighter William Lake
Firefighter Kevin O'Rourke
Firefighter Daniel Libretti
Firefighter Edward Rall
Firefighter Lincoln Quappe
Rescue Company 3Firefighter Thomas Foley
Firefighter Gerard Schrang
Firefighter Raymond Meisenheimer
Firefighter Donald Regan
Firefighter Christopher Blackwell
Rescue Company 4Captain Brian Hickey
Lieutenant Kevin Dowdell
Firefighter Durrell Pearsall
Firefighter William Mahoney
Firefighter Peter Nelson
Firefighter Terrence Farrell
Rescue Company 5Captain Louis Modafferi
Lieutenant Harvey Harrell
Lieutenant Michael Russo
Firefighter Nicholas Rossomando
Firefighter Jeffrey Palazzo
Firefighter Michael Fiore
Firefighter Carl Bini
Firefighter John Bergin
Firefighter Joseph Mascall
Firefighter Allan Tarasiewicz
Firefighter Andre Fletcher
Firefighter Douglas Miller
Squad Company 1Captain James Amato
Lieutenant Edward D'Atri
Lieutenant Michael Esposito
Firefighter Stephen Siller
Firefighter Matthew Garvey
Firefighter Thomas Butler
Firefighter Peter Carroll
Firefighter Gary Box
Firefighter David Fontana
Squad Company 18Lieutenant William McGinn
Firefighter Timothy Haskell
Firefighter Eric Allen
Firefighter Lawrence Virgilio
Firefighter David Halderman
Firefighter Manuel Mojica
Firefighter Andrew Fredericks
Squad Company 41Lieutenant Michael Healey
Firefighter Michael Lyons
Firefighter Thomas Cullen III
Firefighter Robert Hamilton
Firefighter Richard VanHine
Squad Company 252Lieutenant Timothy Higgins
Firefighter Kevin Prior
Firefighter Thomas Kuveikis
Firefighter Peter Langone
Firefighter Patrick Lyons
Firefighter Tarel Coleman
Squad Company 288Lieutenant Ronald Kerwin
Firefighter Jonathan Ielpi
Firefighter Joseph Hunter
Firefighter Ronnie Gles
Firefighter Timothy Welty
Firefighter Adam Rand
Firefighter Brian Sweeney
Firefighter Peter Brennan
Haz Mat Company 1Lieutenant John Crisci
Firefighter Dennis Scauso
Firefighter Martin DeMeo
Firefighter Dennis Carey
Firefighter Kevin Smith
Firefighter Jonathan Hohmann
Firefighter Thomas Gardner
Fire InvestigationFire Marshal Ronald Bucca
Battalion 49Paramedic Carlos Lillo
Battalion 57Paramedic Ricardo Quinn
NYPDEmergency Service Squad 1Police Officer Brian McDonnell
Emergency Service Squad 2Sergeant Michael CurtinDetective Joseph VigianoPolice Officer John Dallara
Emergency Service Squad 3Police Officer Vincent DanzPolice Officer Jerome DominguezPolice Officer Walter Weaver
Emergency Service Squad 4Sergeant John CoughlinPolice Officer Stephen Driscoll
Emergency Service Squad 7Police Officer Ronald KloepferPolice Officer Santos Valentin, Jr.
Emergency Service Squad 8Sergeant Rodney Gillis
Emergency Service Squad 10Police Officer Thomas LangonePolice Officer Paul Talty
Bomb SquadDetective Claude Richards
Bus UnitSergeant Timothy Roy
Transit District 4Police Officer Mark EllisPolice Officer Ramon Suarez
Video UnitPolice Officer Glen Pettit
6th PrecinctPolice Officer James Leahy
13th PrecinctPolice Officer Robert FazioPolice Officer Moria Smith
40th PrecinctPolice Officer John Perry
NY/NJ Port Authority
Superintendent of Police/Director of Public SafetyFred Marrone
Police Officer Christopher Amoroso
Police Officer Maurice Barry
Police Officer Liam Callahan
Police Lieutenant Robert Cirri
Police Officer Clinton Davis
Police Officer Donald Foreman
Police Officer Gregg Froehner
Police Officer Thomas Gorman
Police Officer Uhuru Houston
Police Officer George Howard
Police Officer Steve Huczko
Police Inspector Anthony Infante
Police Officer Paul Jurgens
Police Sergeant Robert Kaulfers
Police Officer Paul Laszczynski
Police Officer David LaMagne
Police Officer John Lennon
Police Officer John Levi
Police Officer James Lynch
Police Captain Kathy Mazza
Police Officer Donald McIntyre
Police Officer Walter McNeil
Police Officer Joseph Navas
Police Officer James Nelson
Police Officer Alfonse Niedermeyer
Police Officer James Parham
Police Officer Dominick Pezzulo
Police Officer Bruce Reynolds
Police Officer Antonio Rodrigues
Police Officer Richard Rodriguez
Police Chief James Romito
Police Officer John Skala
Police Officer Walwyn Stuart
Police Officer Kenneth Tietjen
Police Officer Nathaniel Webb
Police Officer Michael Wholey
Independent Rescue PersonnelFire PatrolKeith Roma
NYU HospitalKeith FairbemMario Santoro
Metrocare 15G2Yamel Merino
Forest Hills VolRichard Pearlman
Hunter AmbulanceMark Schwartz
Cabrini Medical CenterDavid Marc Sullins

Friday, September 7, 2007


Hat tip to My Baby Sister on this....Who worked in a Bank for quite a while

A new sign in the Bank Lobby reads: Please note that this Bank is installing new Drive-through ATM machines enabling customers to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles. Customers using this new facility are requested to use the procedures outlined below when accessing their accounts." "After months of careful research, MALE & FEMALE Procedures have been developed. Please follow the Appropriate steps for your gender."

1. Drive up to the cash machine.
2. Put down your car window.
3. Insert card into machine and enter PIN.
4. Enter amount of cash required and withdraw.
5. Retrieve card, cash and receipt.
6. Put window up.
7. Drive off.
FEMALE PROCEDURE: Unfortunately, most of this part is the Truth!!!!
1. Drive up to cash machine.
2. Reverse and back up the required amount to align car windowwith the machine.
3 . Set parking brake, put the window down.
4. Find handbag, remove all contents on to passenger seat tolocate card.
5. Tell person on cell phone you will call them back and hangup.
6. Attempt to insert card into machine.
7. Open car door to allow easier access to machine due to itsexcessive distance from the car.
8. Insert card.
9. Re-insert card the right way.
10. Dig through handbag to find diary; with your PIN written onthe inside back page.
11. Enter PIN.
12. Press cancel and re-enter correct PIN.
13. Enter amount of cash required .
14. Check makeup in rear view mirror.
15. Retrieve cash and receipt.
16. Empty handbag again to locate wallet and place cash inside.
17. Write debit amount in check register and place receipt inback of chequebook.
18. Re-check makeup.
19. Drive forward 2 feet.
20. Reverse back to cash machine.
21. Retrieve card.
22. Re-empty hand bag, locate card holder, and place card intothe slot provided!
23. Give dirty look to irate male driver; waiting behind you.
24. Restart stalled engine and pull off.
25. Redial person on cell phone.
26. Drive for 2 to 3 miles.
27. Release Parking Brake.

as I said "COW"

what more can I say

Thursday, September 6, 2007

A great Motto

I read something today and I just had to repost it, it went something like this
"I'd rather be a conservative nutjob than a Libtard with no nuts or no job"


So....... a square Watermelon Is suppose to take up less room in the Fridge? It stacks nice....the kicker is will it still soak up the Vodka. : )

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


well this weekend was long, fun but really busy. Mrs F was being a Photographer at a horsemanship and ranch roping clinic put on buy a Man named Ricky Quinn. I liked him but you could not be thin skinned around him cuz he calls them as he sees em, anyway I was the I.S. support for the Mrs and down loaded over 2000 pictues onto the laptop. I have a picture I am going to post of a calf that has a brand in the middle of the ribs thas just says "cow" Its kinda like a bottle of beer that only says "BEER" on the label, I guess you would have to be raised around livestock

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Its Saturday and I am HOME ALONE, the girls are of to a horse clinic to be photographers and learn more about the Equine. I am babysitting the herd. and listening to lynard skynard box set that The Son brought back to me from A.I.T. at Fort Benning, there are just some fine musics on that there disc set "All I got, Lord, is my guitar But you can have that mister banker Won't you bury my papa for me" the blues coming off those tracks are just pure stone, I am wanting Pasta and Shrimps for dinner, We do this thing where we throw olive oil, garlic, kosher salt, and capers in with the shrimp and saute it all together then toss in the cooked pasta and finish it off with a little more Olive oil and Parmesan and Asiago cheese, Oh man with a little rustic bread, WOW

Friday, August 31, 2007


36 have been accused of spousal abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

19 have been accused of writing bad checks

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71, repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested for shoplifting

21 currently are defendants in lawsuits

84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

Can you guess which organization this is?

Give up yet?

it's the 535 members of the United States Congress.
The same group of Idiots that crank out hundreds of
new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

This makes me wonder why I try?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

A picture

My oldest child "Son of Fyreman" spent some time in the sandbox.....this is one of the most amazing Pictures he took over there, Its Bouganvilla growing in Razor wire.

I love you Son

Ok here I go

I thought this was Extremely rude and funny

I wanna put this little fellow on my fyre engine He is Very effective

Oh well

Peace out

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


wiki says this about a creed

"A creed is a statement or confession of belief — usually religious belief — or faith. The word derives from the Latin: credo for I believe. It is sometimes called symbol (Greek: σύμβολο[ν]), signifying a "token" by which persons of like beliefs might recognize each other."

When I wear this symbol

I have this Creed "Do No Harm"

But when I am Just "Doug"
I wear this symbol

and Have this Creed "DO KNOW HARM"

Good Stuff

Hat tip to Mark Newman
" The Bastard"

1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
8. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
10. The United States Constitution (c)1791. All Rights Reserved.
11. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
17. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
22. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.
23. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Rescue Ranger

Our outside cat has brought us two new wards,
two itty bitty cotton tail bunny babys.
Mrs Fyreman is bottle feeding them until
they are old enuff to be rehabilitated.
They will grow up to look like the fellow above

Pictures of the babies to follow