The Beav according to Beav

Still crazy after all these years.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Shop Talk

The other day, on a tangent of a conversation we were having at work, someone mentioned that Germany and France are considering combining their armies. My first thought, which came so quickly that I could not stop it from leaving my mouth was: "Didn't they do that in the Forties?" Most of the young'uns didn't get it, but I did get a few chuckles (and at least one guffaw).


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Thursday, July 21, 2005

I'm possessed!!

I found myself quite amused the other day in the supermarket. My son informed me that he "needed" some cookies, or crackers, or somesuch. After explaining that he may want them, but certainly did not need them, I heard my mother speaking through my mouth...or rather, singing: "You can't always get what you want..." It has happened to me. I am my parents. I knew the day would come. I didn't dread it like some do, but man, it'll hit ya when it happens.

You know, I was in a civil court the other day. It amazes me what some people consider to be appropriate dress for a courtroom. I can't imagine thinking "Ok, I'm gonna be in front of the judge, let's see...low slung baggy jeans and a Scarface T-Shirt. Perfect!"

And now, a little something for the youngsters: "What does a dog say?"
"Nah, Baby, that was my cousin."

--Beav (But if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.)

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Interesting week

It's been an interesting week. Monday morning I had to get up (and get my wife and son up) an hour early. Most of you know I'm in the military. Well, I have recently been put in charge of the "inbound" office. This means that when someone comes into the unit, before they get into training and sent to their workcenter, I'm in charge of them. This makes me a de facto supervisor for most of them. One of them failed a room inspection, and the inspector wanted supervisors to stand the re-inspect with them. That was a less than pleasant experience, though not as bad as it could have been.

And London! That was unexpected. I hadn't thought our new security practices were deterrent enough to send terrorists looking for other targets, but perhaps I was wrong on that. I must say that the Brits (to everything I've seen) are taking it with all the stoicism one would expect from them.

I generally tend to steer clear of political discussion. Political discussions have a tendency to become political arguments. However, there's something that's been puzzling me for quite some time and it was brought to the forefront again recently: What is it about Hillary Clinton that makes her so polarizing? I personally am one of the 3-5 people in the country who is somewhat "middle of the road"-feeling about her...fairly ambivalent. Everyone else seems to shower her with adoration or fling vitriolic hatred at her. Why?! I don't get it.

Well, catch you all later!


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