Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A Little Toot,Toot!

I played four games of chess back to back today with three different people (the second wanted a rematch.) I won all four, not to toot my own horn. (toot, toot.) Unfortunately I played four games of checkers after that winning streak and didn’t win a damn one. I do not understand how I could be even halfway decent at chess and not be able to win at checkers. Grrr... I am pretty sure that today was possibly one of the longest days I have worked in a very long time. It wasn’t a bad day. (We have been training a lot of the new guys to take over for us as we are taking on new responsibilities outside the wire. More about that once I return from Hawaii.) Although my trainee was very quiet he did tell me a little about how long my trip is going to take. Which unfortunately is about 4 hours longer than I thought it would be. Apparently it is a 17 hour flight to Dallas and then a 7- 8 hour flight to Honolulu. I’m lucky though my trainee had flown all the way to Guam which is another 9 hours past Hawaii... a 34 hour flight... no thank you! As of right now I am very excited about the trip and can hardly think of anything to write... I will keep you all up to date as much as I can while I am in Hawaii, although I am not sure what my internet access will be like...

Riddle Me This:
The Answer to the previous riddle is as Follows:
A Broom.

And I leave you with this riddle...
Can not be seen, can not be felt,
can not be heard, can not be smelt.
It lies behind the stars and beneath the hills.
Ends life and kills laughter. What is it?

And the countdown comes to a close....
}>1<{ more day until I leave for paradise.


Gram & Gramps said...

Gramps says darkness or maybe time.

Now you have to learn cribbage. We didn't bring our chess board when we moved here. We do have Rich's backgammon set tho.

My cell phone will be on until you arrive. Don't forget to bring the # with you.

In our time (it's 1945 on 5/24 here right now) we will see you in 2 days.

We need the airline, flight # and ETA, so we know which baggage area to go to.

You can probably post on your blog from our computer while you are here.

Take care.

Love you.

Gram & Gramps

Anonymous said...

Hey Mallard! Hope you enjoy your vacation! Just missed you in Dallas. I just now returned from LAX. Spent some lay over time there at the Dallas airport. We saw a number of guys in uniform, coming and going. Take Care. ....It would have been fun to run into you. Always ... M.Duck