Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sorting it all out.

I knew this was going too well. The boneheads at Delta airlines , when I called to make sure everything was set, not so politely informed me that if I did not get the S.O. back to RDU it would invalidate her whole intinerary back to Narita. I could however pay an additional 800 dollars and she could then start from Atlanta after flying up from Panama City on a full fare ticket. To make a long story short, they could not simply cancel her ATL-RDU leg and they offered no apology for the fact that a round trip ticket was some 500 dollars less than a multi city ticket.

So off I packed the S.O. today so she could spend the night at my sister's house and then turn around and do the reverse route to get back to Atlanta so as to finally get headed back in the right direction to Japan. The details are even more heinous, and suffice it to say Delta lived up to my already low opinion of them. She was supposed to have done the whole thing tomorrow.

So only one thing to do after a nap this am. Road trip.

Down to P-Cola with my bags and clubs and decided to visit the cradle of Naval Aviation, and play 18 holes of golf at A.C. Read golf course. Course was better than ever and I got on with a couple of young student Naval Flight Officers. As for my score, not too bad, but I've played better. Saw a lot more of the sand than I cared to.

Golf over, went to visit the Naval Aviation Museum for an hour before it closed. Made a quick tour through all the airplanes, then into the restored "Cubi Bar" a place I wanted to go to, but never got to go to. As a young pup in the Navy, I heard a lot of war stories about the place. It must have been something during its day.

Have not been doing a lot of reading of blogs but what I have been reading has been interesting. I've now become a regular lurker over at Wonkette, mostly because of the political humor there. They also never miss a chance to stick it to Michelle Malkin, every chance they get. I especially enjoyed their send up of the lovely lady and her video rants:
operative: Does she call Arianna an ignorant slut?
wonkette: GET A REAL JOB
wonkette: SHE SAID GET A REAL JOB
operative: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
operative: BECAUSE PEOPLE SHOULD GET REAL JOBS!
operative: ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!
wonkette: SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL INTERNET PUNDIT AND NOW SHE’S TELLING WHO
EXACTLY TO GET A REAL JOB?


I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks her rants are a complete waste of bandwidth that could better be used by porn someone smarter.

Now that S.O. is gone back to Nihon and me off to Nevada, I think I may have time for some serious gambling blogging. Including applauding the guys who took out a full page ad here calling for our boy, Donald Rumsfeld to clean out his desk. Yea!

Off to Nevada. Got spend a week cleaning up more of the wreckage that is my personal life with my ex. See the lawyer, get my stuff moved into new storage stuff, and generally take care business. If anyone knows some good golf in Reno, send the recommendations along.

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