Woo hoo!!!

I can haz new coffee!!!

Chicory blend from King Harv!

King Harv’s has been a ‘sponsor’ of my YouTube channel at OldNFO for a couple of years now. They ship us coffee on occasion and we are VERY thankful for that!

They actually produced a ‘Blanket Fort Blend’ for us as a joke, but enough people that listened to the YT broadcast ordered it and they now offer it to all their customers.

They are good folks, and yes, a tad expensive, but every bit of coffee we’ve received from them has been quality!

FCC notice- I paid for this coffee with my own money, for my own enjoyment!

Cataract update- Eye is doing well, and I’m headed up to OKC VA this morning for progress check!

Never forget!!!


Military service members salute as fire and rescue workers unfurl a huge American flag over the side of the damaged Pentagon, Sept. 12, 2001, during rescue and recovery efforts following the previous day’s terrorist attack. At about 9:40 a.m. local time, a hijacked commercial airliner, originating from Washington’s Dulles airport, was flown into the Pentagon’s western side. In his weekly address to the nation issued Sept. 10, 2016, President Barack Obama recalled the 9/11 attacks that struck the United States 15 years ago. He urged all Americans to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks that targeted the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon, and another airliner that crashed into a Pennsylvania field. He also called on citizens to salute the efforts of the firemen, police and other first responders who risked their lives to help others in need that dark day, as well as the U.S. service members, diplomats, and the intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement professionals “who serve, and have given their lives, to help keep us safe.” Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael W. Pendergrass

Pentagon NCC…

Larry Getzfred

Jack Punches

AW1 Joe Pycior

Never forgive…

Edit- HERE is the original audio from Fire One in Manhattan that morning.

Cataract AAR…

Welp, I can see, which is good…

I had an 1130 check in at the OKC VA with nothing to eat, drink for 12 hours, except enough to ‘swallow’ my pills in the morning. Friend went with me as the duty driver to get me home.

Got there a little early and checked in, friend got his packet of info and my post surgery care packet with the joke that I’d probably forget them…

Went back to a prep room, and started the Q&A with a prep nurse who did the vitals, IV started, started the numbing of the eye, and three pages of questions that I had to answer. Got through all that, got me reasonably comfortable on the roll around bed/cart/whateverthehell that was…

And the anestheolgist/his resident, surgeon/her resident came in, went through the whole three pages again with each of them, and finally the OR nurse came in and did the whole thing again! But it was nice to know that they were ALL on the same page/eye, etc.

The VA does teaching for residents since OU School of Medicine is adjacent to the VA,  and practice on old farts like us is probably as good as it gets… probably… unless they’re going into pediatrics!

Got rolled back to the OR, they did a head count, and all verified that ‘I’ was the patient, which eye was being done, and they started the IV and positioned me on the ‘bed’ (and I use that term loosely). I did get them laughing when I was asked if I was comfortable… My reply might NOT have been PC…

Surgery took about a half hour, and it is truly ‘odd’ to watch your vision suddenly go blurry with the ultrasound breaking up the old lens. And yes, you DO see red when the lens is removed (no idea why)… They did have to ‘chase’ one bit of the old lens that didn’t want to be vacuumed up, but they got it eventually. It was also ‘odd’ to have the new lens unfold and suddenly ‘see’ the bright light more or less in focus again.

The surgeon kept me up to speed as to what was going on, including when I would feel ‘pressure’ as they did various things. And of course my nose started itching about 10 minutes in… sigh… But they scratched it for me…

Post op was with a different nurse, and she had COFFEE!!! Post op was interesting with her making sure I could function and was coherent. She helped me get dressed, was very careful to make sure I didn’t try to do anything by myself (yes, there was some disorientation and loss of depth of field, which made hitting the wheelchair ‘interesting’).

A little over an hour later, I was out and on the way home with the ‘drops from hell’ as some people have called them, and the pirate patch over the eye.

And yes, my eye was STILL dilated 8 hours later!

I have to give kudos to the OKC VA team! They did an excellent job, and I can see! There was a ‘bit’ of double vision when I finally took the patch off after 24 hours, but that was expected and explained, and it’s nice to see bright colors with no ‘film’ across the vision in that eye!

Many thanks to Jonna for turning the patch into a ‘pirate’ patch so I don’t have to tape the patch on every night for the first week!

Now I just have a month of drops to do… sigh…

Got a new eyeball…

More or less…

Cataract surgery yesterday, so no post today…

Go read the folks on the sidebar, and no, I’m not getting a parrot or playing a pirate… 😉

By hook or Crook…

First it was the prohibition against moving LNG by rail, HERE

Now, it’s pulling back/cancelling oil leases in ANWR…

Joe Biden enraged environmentalists in March when he gave the go-ahead to allow the $8 billion Willow Project to drill on Arctic land. The greenies felt that Biden had betrayed a campaign promise of “no new drilling, period” on federal lands.

They needn’t have worried. Biden has never wavered from his goal of destroying the fossil fuel industry, nor has he ever deviated from his position that the U.S. will be weaned off of fossil fuels even if it costs tens of thousands of jobs and an untold amount of pain to consumers.

The Biden administration announced that it would prohibit drilling on 13 million acres of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. Furthermore, the administration is canceling all drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Full article, HERE.

And OPEC’s response was predictable. Reducing the amount of oil drilled through the remainder of 2023, and we can expect spot prices to jump from the $85/bbl it was yesterday. Gas was averaging over $3.50/gal for regular unleaded and any premium was over $4.00/gal… Can you say hello $5.00/gal by Christmas? I knew you could…



Are you old enough to remember any of these???

Answers below the fold…

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Too funny…

RICO is for more than just ex-presidents…

It turns out that prosecutors can use RICO for actual crimes and not just for left-wing political persecution. Georgia’s Attorney General Chris Carr is using the statute to charge over 60 individuals in conjunction with the domestic terrorism that has taken place over a proposed public safety training center the city of Atlanta wants to build.

“Court officials have confirmed that 61 people have been indicted in a racketeering case tied to protests at the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center,” reports WSB Radio.

Full article, HERE from PJ Media.

This is especially funny since the locals ALL WANT the training ground to go in, because that is jobs and income to the local community, while the opposition is mostly from out of the area, out of state, etc.

Frankly, I’m GLAD to see them getting prosecuted for this and hopefully they get some of the money folks too!

A question…

For those who’ve read Rimworld Diversions.

I got this for a 3 star review, and, while I can see where he’s coming from, I’m curious if anyone else thought the same thing…

OK. I did like the story lines, but a few things spoiled it for me.
I got to the point where on each of the incredible number of occasions when one of the women would huff a disparaging “Men” as they flounced off, my teeth would grind!

The captain needed to grow a pair. I have never served under an officer who would tolerate being overruled by his crew Running a ship is not a democracy. And for two of his womenfolk, unarmoured and unarmed,, to thrust him out of the way and run into a hostile vessel because a female voice was calling for help… Well, just wouldn’t happen in my world

I use composite characters based on folks that I know, and ‘most’ of the women I know are pretty strong personalities in their own rights. And most of the men I know tend to…shall we say, ‘get out of their way’ on occasion…

And Danny has less comfort dealing with females, either AI or human than most, because of being a loner for years.

Did I go a little too far over the top with this one???

And as an aside, THANK YOU to those who’ve reviewed the book, I’m sitting at 98 review, so ‘almost’ at the 100 level to get wider distribution on Amazon!

A little humor…

This one came over the transom from the Mil email string…

Banking at the ATM


  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. 


What is really funny is that most of this part is the Truth!

  1. Drive up to cash machine.
  2. Reverse and back up the required amount to align car window with the machine.
  3. Set parking brake, put the window down.
  4. Find handbag, remove all contents on to passenger seat to locate card.
  5. Tell person on cell phone you will call them back and hang up.
  6. Attempt to insert card into machine.
  7. Open car door to allow easier access to machine due to its excessive 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 on the 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 in back of checkbook.
  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 into the 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. 

Not saying this is true… nope… 😉


Okay, who had cocaine racoons in Portland for September?

Based on various reports, it ‘appears’ the racoons are rummaging through the homeless areas looking for food and ‘other’ things…

If you haven’t ever seen racoons in action, they will tear the hell out of anything/everything going after what they perceive as food.

Down here we call them trash pandas, and I cannot imagine one on cocaine…