Widowed empty nester. My wife passed 9 years ago. Just me here and our dog, Mimi. She's a black poodle and difficult to photograph because she is so dark.
Retired airline agent. My defunct airline, a U.S. national carrier, was a victim of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 - ceased operations in Aug. 1986. Same name emerged in 1994 - the one with the wildlife on the tails - but name only, not the same airline.
Pet peeve - 'TARMAC' (short for tarmacadam) a type of highway surface, pioneered by John Loudon McAdam around 1820. It makes me cringe when I hear somebody on the news use that word when speaking about an airport. I worked at 5 different airports and only one, a small one, Pueblo, CO, had a tarmac (tar pavement). The big airports have concrete ramps where the airliners park by the terminal gates. Another proper term would be apron. I park my car on the tarmac (asphalt parking lot) at the mall. Next time you fly out of LAX or similar, look out the window and see if it's really a tarmac, or concrete pavement by the terminal.
I served in Vietnam (pronounced Vee et nom). McCain, et al were somewhere else called Vietnaaaaaam. My bet - back in the day they called it Vietnam too. Must be a political thing. When I was there it was 'The Nom' not the NAAAAAM.
I know French but am really rusty. I remember some Vietnamese. I know just enough in several languages to get my face slapped.
Still like rock and roll music, R&B , blues and classic rock.
Moderate politics, registered republican, but cannot stand their current low life, regressive agenda. Cannot stand the KKKoch Brothers, their T-party morons and their Wisconsin governor and all those stooges they own in congress. Also have no use for the taliban Huckabee and Rick Santorum et al. So glad alot of the t-haters got fired. especially my ex congressman, Todd Akin. But there's still 'Boner', McConnell and a bunch more. Cannot understand how so many of the 99% are so blinded and voted to put those 'party of no' ba$t..rds in congress. Sad that so many 'good citizens' stayed home on the last election day. Support OWS. Am appalled by any of us 99%ers whom do not support OWS. Disgusted by the religious wingnuts trying to undermine separation of church and state. They have turned the GOP into the american taliban. Hate the gop war on women. This ain't your daddy's gop!!! GOP = Greedy Ole Pricks. One more thing. Can't stand Rush 'Limbag'. Hate it that his tripe is broadcast on armed forces radio for the gullible, homesick GIs to hear and worse yet, believe it. Whew! Getting off the soap box now. Almost forgot - they should arrest Nugent and detain him at gitmo. While I was serving in Vietnam, 'Nooj' was crapping himself so he wouldn't have to go in the armed forces. Some patriot he is ...NOT!!!
Church. Yes I go. I'm in the choir, too. I do not and will not listen to their drivel about Obama. The haters should not hide behind religion.
I'm gonna live the life I love and I'm gonna love the life I live.
I am calm, cool under fire, and sexy