Gut Rumbles

August 09, 2005

linkage for the hell of it

Have you ever spilled (or lost) something in your car that started smelling like "watermelon in a pile of rotting cow shit?" I have. I feel her pain. Or maybe her husband's.

Here's a damn good post about leadership. As PJ is so fond of reminding me, I never served in the military. But I held a job for a long time in a fairly dangerous place to work, and I had to make snap decisions that could have killed somebody if I fucked up. Sometimes, you have to go with your gut when the shit hits the fan. It ain't easy, and some people just can't do it. If you think those situations don't make your testicles hurt, you've never been in one. That's the difference between leaders and followers.

Obviously, this guy doesn't know the difference between a "Trekkie" and a "Treckker.". Pitiful... Just pitiful.

Are you hungry? Here's a pretty good food review. Hell, I may go try one of those today.

Blessing and curses. somebody else has a problem with the names some parents give to their children. Bejus! Some people...

Heh. I had forgotten about speargrass. Yeah, I fought many a battle with that stuff and got stuck on a few occasions, too. It must grow in Texas.

Okay, that's it. I'm going out to buy a couple of chicken sandwiches.


As long as Star Trek has been around male and female fans have all been known as Trekkies. So what the fuck is a Treckker? Do you mean tracker? Do you even know what you mean? :-)

Posted by: assrot on August 9, 2005 12:07 PM

Good post on leadership. Had a Col tell me one time that there was only one way to determine a successful leader-if the job got done and done right the leader was a good one and if it didn't he was a bad one-no excuses and no in between. I learned to step up and say, my fault sir. IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN! And yep, most of the time the gut decisions are the right ones.

Posted by: GUYK on August 9, 2005 01:19 PM

Back when I was a dumb teenager, I went ice fishing one winter and forgot a bag of bait in the trunk of my car. It fell inside the spare wheel housing and it took me months to find out why my car smelled like rotten meat on any moderately hot day.

Posted by: V-Man on August 9, 2005 02:10 PM

Feel her pain - funny, funny. enjoyable read

Problem names - never name a son same as dad.

Speargrass - A common flying object in Texas classrooms circa; 60's. Often produced a sharp yelp when targeted to nape of neck or back of hands.

Leadership - this story a common scenario in the military, what it is all about. EVERY swinging dick better be ready to instantly assume leadership, even if Private Snuffy is the last survivor and has only himself to lead. Continue The Mission

Posted by: TomR on August 9, 2005 02:21 PM

Thanks for the linkage, Pappy - that was a nice surprise to come home to after a day from hell in PMP class. 2 more days to go, then the test...then Tequila. Lots and lots of Tequila.

- D

Posted by: Donnie on August 9, 2005 07:44 PM

Thank you A-man

Posted by: Kellie on August 10, 2005 12:38 AM

I just hope you enjoyed the chickenhawk sandwich.


Posted by: PJ on August 10, 2005 04:09 AM

The difference between a Trekkie and a Trekker...

A Trekkie likes the show.

A Trekker LIVES the show.

When a new Star Trek movie comes out, a Trekkie will got to the theatre to see it. A Trekker will go to the theatre to uniform...

Posted by: Rich on August 10, 2005 12:04 PM
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