Saturday, July 2, 2016

Blogging Might Be Light

Anya and I are chilling, awaiting the arrival of the visitors.
The Nuke, (eldest daughter and middle child) and the grand-puppies will be in town for the celebration of our Nation's independence. As I write this, she (and the pups) are stuck in traffic somewhere in the wilds of Connecticut on I-95. (No, we don't call it "the 95." That's just weird.)

So as she wends her way through the crowd of folks who are arguably the worst drivers in New England (and that is saying a lot), I thought I'd bang out a quick post to keep you, Our Valued Readers informed and on top of things here at The Chant.

Hopefully there are no Juvat tales of malfunctioning tech in the middle of the night preceding this rather short post. Hey, I have a life. Sort of. When the kids are in town anyway...

So Anya the Wonder Cat and I bid you adieu until next time, which may or may not be tomorrow. I'm not sure.

"Kick the tires and light the fires Grandpa, let's get this party started."

That's L'il Sweetie, the youngest of the clan and who might be known henceforth as TOPGUN Baby. Is it apparent that her Daddy flies fighters and her Mommy is a WSO?

28 comments:

  1. She "Feels the need for some speed."

    Great picture Sarge. Ain't grandkids wonderful? My two are all grown up now and we miss them being little. Had I known how great grandkids were, I'd had them first.

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  2. Got any pictures of you when you were that little, Sarge? I'm betting she's the spitting image. Although, when you were that young, I think photos were actually called Deguerrotypes. Not that I would know, that's way before my time. :-)

    This morning Bloomington, tonight Milwaukee, tomorrow Home.

    Have a great Fourth, Sarge!

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    1. Well, she has the blond hair and blue eyes which I had as a child. If the stone carvings in the old cave can be believed.

      Of course, she's way better looking.

      An excellent Fourth is wished for the Juvat clan!

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  3. "the 95." That's just weird.
    Amen!

    And kinda dumb, too.

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  4. Enjoy the time with the family Sarge. Well earned and well deserved. Hug 'em more than they want you to! Happy Fourth of July.

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    1. Thanks Ron, have an excellent Fourth down there in God's country. (It's far too pretty down there to be of this earth.)

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  5. worst drivers in New England (and that is saying a lot)

    Perhaps you can take a poll on the worst drivers in the country? I'd nominate Atlanta and St Louis.

    Enjoy the family time.

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    1. Been through St Louis on the interstate. 'Twas a relief to have that in the rear view mirror.

      I'll say this about CT drivers, the Italians are far worse. But the Belgians have them beat.

      Washington DC has its share of completely incompetent motor vehicle operators as well. They're worse than Roman drivers.

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    2. One of these days I will need to spend some time in the Pacific Northwest.

      I've passed through Seattle but that was just transiting through SEATAC, doesn't really count.

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    3. Now that my driving experience includes the upper midwest, I'm pretty sure that Illinois drivers are in the top 5 worst drivers ever. Actually got forced off the road by an 18 wheeler, driver's side wheels on the shoulder, Mrs Juvat's side in the dirt. POS! He got an extended digit representing my estimation of his IQ. Saw my first vehicle all but completely immersed in flames on the opposite side of I70. Bed of the truck was about half engulfed. Occupants are standing about 5 ft behind that. Now, where exactly is the gas tank on a pickup? Dumb S**ts! People entering the interstate, just lollygagging along. People in the left lane speeding up until line abreast with me, so I can't move over. Ease up on the gas, and get honked at by the folks behind. Ricardo Cabeza's all.
      I probably won't complain about Austin Drivers for a while. Well...until tomorrow PM anyhow.

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    4. (not necessarily your) Uncle Skip:

      I live in West Linn, any interest in meeting in meat space?

      Paul L. Quandt

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    5. I have a story about one Texas driver. Just one an it was nowhere near Houston. Involved a pickup truck and a fellow who may (or may not) have had Spanish as his mother tongue. The shoulder was his personal highway. The rest of Texas seemed quite capable of coloring inside the lines. So to speak.

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    6. Drove through Chicago area once. Big signs proclaiming that no tax dollars were spent maintaining the roads. As The Naviguesser remarked, "Looks like no money was spent on these roads. Ever." So I couldn't comment on Illinois drivers. I was too busy dodging potholes. 1982. True story.

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    7. Tru dat! I saw potholes in I70 in Illinois that could've served as WWI trenches and been more protective.

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    8. So they still haven't fixed those? Classic.

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  6. All drivers, except one's self and sometimes those near and dear, are Ricardo Cabezas.

    To all who gather here, have a happy and safe fourth of July, second and third as well. As was said on " Hill Street Blues " be safe out there.

    Paul L. Quandt

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    1. Well, that's one way of looking at it. As a nation, Germans are the best drivers. Based on personal observation over seven plus years.

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  7. OAFS:

    Should your travels in the Pacific Northwest include the Portland, OR area, there will be a beverage of your choice and a bed for you at casa del Quandt.

    Paul

    P.S.- It is possible that my household will be relocating in the near future. However, wherever it may be, my offer stands.

    PLQ

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    1. You are most welcome, both for your reply and at my house.

      Paul

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  8. Growin' like a weed! That's gotta be in the running for best blog pic of all time.

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    1. I knew I had a winner as soon as my daughter sent it to me. The photo that is, the granddaughter was a winner from day one. In my book anyway. :)

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