My Sky Color

A forty something Dad, Husband, Engineer guy living in Western Oregon. Reflections on all things in life. A few technical things and whatever else comes along.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pretty Boys
I have noticed the last couple years the pretty boy trend. There are males out there spending more time and money on their appearance than their girlsfriends. The way to spot them is to watch out for the perfect tan, expensive tattoos, designer clothes, designer sun glasses and a shiny automobile. If it is a truck it is exceptionally clean and lifted by some 4x4 shop. Generally the truck or wheels will have oversized wheels that would make any hispanic green with envy.

A good Hollywood example would be the boyfriend at the beginnning of the first Transformers movie. He is more worried about his vehicle, his appearance and his male friends.

The great part of being a guy is you are ready to go at a minutes notice. You can wear yesterday's clothes and think nothing of it. You have a tool box full of tools and know how to use them. A real man is secure with himself he doesn't need fluff to help his self image.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009


So things have been just moving along. The lads are picking and selling black berries for $7 per gallon. They have delivered 8 gallons so far to my co-workers and about 3 more gallons to the Mrs.'s friends.

We went on a cruise to Alaska for 7 days. The trip was in celebration of my parents 50th wedding anniversary. This is the first cruise I have ever been on. It was great! It is a way to get a quick over-view of an area. You don't get the in-depth experience like you would staying in a town for a few days. The weather was great and I say all the things I wanted to see: whales, eagles, bears and glaciers.

Fall soccer season is starting up. I am coaching as the youngest is playing.

I can't decide what to think about this whole "social networking" thing. Facebook can take up a person's tme. It is fun to find old friends and see what they are up to.

I just finished reading an Iraq war book called House to House by David Bellavia. Whoa that is a serious read. Very real war and full of internal feelings and emotion. I read another Iraq war book previous to this that was good but more of a documentary.

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