I like "real" people, not pretentious ones (you know who you are). I enjoy college sports, good movies, good music, golfing, good books, the America's Cup of all things, the Flying Tigers and accounts of bravery like the Alamo and the 300. My all time favorite movie is Patton, followed closely by the Magnificent Seven (perhaps it’s a tie). So coming from Maine, it is the simple things that give me pleasure.

"But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself"

Rickey Nelson

it is often said the perfection is unattainable


this is close :))
pearls of wisdom


“Value them; they are pearls of great price”
Take as long as you want


Watching is helping is it not
One of the best


The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. The Bf 109 first saw operational service in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II in 1945.[3] It was one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. From the end of 1941, the Bf 109 was steadily being supplemented by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. It was commonly called the Me 109, most often by Allied aircrew and among the German aces, even though this was not the official German designation.

It was designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser who worked at Bayerische Flugzeugwerke during the early to mid-1930s. It was conceived as an interceptor, although later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 is the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 to April 1945.

The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front. The highest-scoring fighter ace of all time was Erich Hartmann, who flew the Bf 109 and was credited with 352 aerial victories. The aircraft was also flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest-scoring German ace in the North African Campaign who achieved 158 aerial victories. It was also flown by several other aces from Germany's allies, notably Finnish Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest-scoring non-German ace, and pilots from Italy, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.
Say it again please

Jump Start


if she needs a spark and boost, I'll jump start her
My pick-


You can have Captain America, You can have Thor, you can have Ironman, you can have the Hulk, you can have Hawkeye -but I want Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff aka Scarlett Johansson

My reason is very clear don't you think
Stay focused


"gentleman- please stay focused, the square root of pie is not what your looking at"
rolling along


I've got a brand new pair of rollerskates
You've got a brand new key

“I feel a little dizzy," "But also wonderfully elated. I feel that I am on the verge of finding a rhyme for the word orange."
and the dream begins


"No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris…[because] no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping."
Yup I was right


after up close inspection I found more jeans
I knew a lad who went to sea and left the shore behind him.
I knew him well the lad was me and now I cannot find him.

Away, away, away he went, in deep and salty water.
His girl she waited years for him. She was his neighbor’s daughter

Away, away, away he went and left the shore behind him.
I knew him well the lad was me and now I cannot find him.

Away, away, away he went
Away he went and now I cannot find him.

The rolling sea he would embrace, the rolling sea hath took him.
And passed him on a lonely beach, the roaring sea forsook him.


Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr., KBE (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959), known as Bill Halsey or "Bull" Halsey, was an American admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. He is one of four individuals to have attained the rank of fleet admiral of the United States Navy, the others being Ernest King, William Leahy, and Chester W. Nimitz.

Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Halsey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904. He served in the Great White Fleet and, during World War I, commanded the destroyer USS Shaw. He took command of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga in 1935 after completing a course in naval aviation, and was promoted to the rank of rear admiral in 1938. At the start of the War in the Pacific (1941–1945), Halsey commanded the task force centered on the carrier USS Enterprise in a series of raids against Japanese-held targets.

Halsey was made commander, South Pacific Area, and led the Allied forces over the course of the Battle for Guadalcanal (1942–43) and the fighting up the Solomon chain (1942–45). In 1943 he was made commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the rest of the war.[4] He took part in the Battle for Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of the Second World War and, by some criteria, the largest naval battle in history. He was promoted to fleet admiral in December 1945 and retired from active service in March 1947.
Born to be Wild

Pretty woman


Pretty woman, walking down the street
Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet
Pretty woman
I don't believe you, you're not the truth
No one could look as good as you

a Beautiful "Tiger"

P-40 Warhawk


“The impact of an attacking tiger can be compared to that of a piano falling on you from a second story window. But unlike the piano, the tiger is designed to do this, and the impact is only the beginning.”
more Pony Power


Daddy won’t buy me a new pony, so I’m gonna burn my old one so he will have to buy me a new one.
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