Eclipse from an airplane!

August 20, 2017

https://youtu.be/YBoa81xEvNA
In window seat 32F, Joe Rao was one of the dozen astronomers and veteran “eclipse chasers” among the 181 passengers on board, gazing out oval windows as the moon blocked the sun for nearly two minutes.

He’s an associate astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium (where astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a director). About a year ago, Rao discovered that Alaska Airlines Flight 870 from Anchorage to Honolulu would intersect the “path of totality” – the darkest shadow of the moon as it passes over the Earth.
But the flight’s normally scheduled departure time would have been 25 minutes too early, missing the grand spectacle.

Rather than attempt to move the sun or the moon or the Earth, Rao called Alaska Airlines.
Alaska decided to move the plane.

“It’s an unbelievably accommodating gesture,” said Mike Kentrianakis, solar eclipse project manager for the American Astronomical Society, who was in seat 6F. “Not only is Alaska Airlines getting people from Point A to Point B, but they’re willing to give them an exciting flight experience. An airline that’s actually talking to their people – and listening! That’s customer service at its best. It’s become personal.”

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A Poem For Lynn

April 30, 2017

I wrote this for a friend who was unable to put his feelings for his wife into words, so I wrote this to give to his wife:

A poem for Lynn

While pouring drinks at the Iguana
I searched and searched
For my “nirvana”

A quick glance out the side of my eye
A picture-perfect woman I did spy!!

The day it happened, my heart skipped a beat;
And I knew at once my life was complete.

I wooed you quickly as your scent filled my head
And off I carried you to my bed.

I treasure your love and our life;
So glad I found you and
Made you my wife.

We’ve shared so much;
Our ups and our downs
A heart full of smiles
As well as some frowns

I love you now as did back then
More in fact, again and again.

Lynn, you are a gift from up above
My one and only lifetime love.

Bernie Warren

Boo Boo Buddy

April 30, 2017

I have a friend who is very ill- so I sent her a get well card and included a “Boo Boo Buddy” (small ice pack) and the following poem I wrote to go with it….

Put me where you’re swollen
Put me where you hurt
Put me where it’s clean
Or put me over dirt

It really doesn’t matter
Where the little thing goes.
Cause it’s a magic boo boo buddy
To cure so many woes

A very handy little ditty
For bites and stings and such;
Soothing so many ills
All with just one touch.

Put me on your temple
Put me on your toes
It’s cold and wet and
Childish
Yet
A warmth throughout it glows

It carries my wishes along with a smile
To soothe, calm, and quiet;
To make you think of better days at least for a little while

Bernie Warren

Goodbye David Letterman by Adam Sandler

December 18, 2016

Too kewl!

Adam Sandler Christmas Song

December 18, 2016

He’s such a talent!

Adam Sandler Hanukkah Song

December 18, 2016

Excellent song by Adam Sandler.

Beware of Sauter Custom Tile aka SCT Remodeling

June 15, 2016

Stay away from Todd Sauter aka SCT Remodeling – why….look at his work

January 16, 2016

Here is a picture of the bathroom that Todd Sauter of Sauter Custom Tiles aka SCT Remodeling did on my bathroom – please note the recess and accent tiles are crooked (Click to enlarge image)!:

Crooked Recess-4

And this is a picture of the bathroom on SCT Tile’s site (http://www.sctremodeling.com ) which Todd touts is “HIS” work (I’m guessing he might have downloaded this image on some other remodeling site given how he did my bathroom ( http://wp.me/pzrSm-45 ):

Sauter Bathroom

You decide if you want this company to do ANY work in your home!!! I’m recommending you DON’T based on the two projects done horribly in my home.

Conan honors the great David Bowie

January 16, 2016

 

Awesome!

Beware Sauter Custom Tile is now SCT Remodeling

August 2, 2015

Bullnose issue - Crooked RecessSwitchplate due to short cutMore uneven somerset joints and cracksFaucet groutPlease see my post on this blog “Beware of Todd Sauter of Sauter Custom Tile” as he has now changed his company name to SCT Remodeling – http://www.sctremodeling.com/index.php?page=Home

Bad grouting to cover up broken glass in corner

Beware, beware, beware of this man and his work – he may have some positive reviews, but that is not the case in my TWO projects – take a chance if you dare but in my opinion he is the worse Ohio contractor doing business in the greater Cincinnati area.