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