Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stephanie Sarah Irene Bankston

26 weeks yesterday. 6 months per the calendar. 183 days and sleepless nights. enough already stephanie. you've made your point. you've missed your sister's birthday, your father's, and mine. i'm pretty sure that we won't hear from you for christmas either if you have it your way. this is beyond cruel. it is destructive to the relationships and the people you walked away from. you may think that you are protecting us from your lies but we know about them and we want you back in spite of them because we love you. we are not 'better off' without you. we are your family and we are incomplete without you in our lives.

the longer you are gone, the worse that pain gets. we don't 'get over' you, stephanie. i know in my heart of hearts that i will never speak to nor see you again and will die never knowing what happened to my baby girl. i am broken, both in heart and spirit. you did this. you caused this. and only you can fix it stephanie sarah irene bankston -- only you can fix this. say something.

say something. please. a postcard. a message left on voicemail from an untraceable number. it does not matter where you are. what matters is that you put a stop to this silence before it is too late. we all have a limited time on this earth. you have squandered 6 months of that precious time and it can not be recovered. please contact someone before it is too late. only you can fix this. say something. i love you.

Friday, October 25, 2013

I'd Rather Go Blind



Gov't Mule - I'd Rather Go Blind, at Mountain Jam 2013, with Bill Evans, Alecia Chakour, Eric Bloom, Neil Evans, Ryan Zoidis and Cochemea Gastelum.

Thanks to my pal Busted for getting me thinking about the Mule's music -- be sure to visit Busted over at his new place.

Monday, December 31, 2012

It Snowed

It snowed!  Started around 11am and snowed continually until just a few minutes before 5pm.  A lovely soft peaceful snowfall. 

I told Token he was an Oregon dog now.... he went out and at first stayed close to the car.


After muttering wuss under my breath (and snapping these pics from the protection of the covered porch ) he was soon out and in the snow covered grass.  His short legs had him scampering back into the house as soon as he was done. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I'd Rather Go Blind



Beth Hart -- I'd Rather Go Blind

Saw Beth Hart do this song tonight on Kennedy Center Honors.  Wow. 

Per the utube about tab, in this video she is accompanied by:
Keyboards and vocals~Arlan Oscar
Guitar and vocals~Joe Bonamassa
Guitar~Ron Dejesus
Bass~Mike Merritt
Drums~Tal Bergman

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NASA Johnson Style



NASA Johnson Style

From the youtube page (linked above):
Learn more about NASA: http://www.nasa.gov
Learn more about the International Space Station: http://www.nasa.gov/station
Sign up to get space station sighting information sent to you: http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

For students interested in NASA Johnson Space Center:
http://www.facebook.com/nasa.jsc.students
http://www.twitter.com/nasajscstudents

NASA Johnson Style is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA's Johnson Space Center. It was created as an educational parody of Psy's Gangnam Style. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.

To Learn About The Students Who Created "NASA Johnson Style" visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home/jsc_gangnam_style.html

Special thanks to astronauts Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Mike Massimino and Clay Anderson
Special thanks to Mr. Mike Coats, Dr. Ellen Ochoa, and all supporting senior staff members

"NASA Johnson Style" Lyrics:

NASA Johnson Style
Johnson Style

Welcome to NASA's Johnson Space Center
We are coming in hot so don't burn up as we enter
We do science everyday that affects your daily life
Throw them up for manned space flight

Science everywhere
As we engineer the marvels
That fly though the air
And take us way beyond earth's levels

Science everywhere
Because we engineer the marvels
That fly though the air
Flys us through the air

Control the mission out of Johnson
This is ground, hey!
And this is space, hey!
Tell me Houston what's the problem
It's okay!
It's okay!
Because there's flight controllers on the job today

NASA Johnson STYLE!
Johnson STYLE!
NA, NA, NA, NA NASA Johnson STYLE!
Johnson STYLE!
NA, NA, NA, NA NASA Johnson STYLE!
EYYYYYY science daily!
NA, NA, NA, NA, NASA STYLE!
EYYYYYY it's amazing!
NA, NA, NA, NA ey ey ey ey ey ey!!
Orbiting earth, international space station
Where we work and live in space with a crew from several nations
Got Japanese, and Russians, that European charm
Throw them up, like the Canada Arm

Kicking out research
29k cubic feet, revolves around the earth
Science microgravity, revolves around the earth
Columbus, JEM, and Destiny
Kicking out research
Kicking out research

Train the astronauts at Johnson
To go to space, hey!
To go to space, hey!
Cause the missions of tomorrow
Start today, hey!
Start today, hey!
As we engineer the future day by day

NASA Johnson STYLE!
Johnson STYLE!
NA, NA, NA, NA NASA Johnson STYLE!
Johnson STYLE!
NA, NA, NA, NA NASA Johnson STYLE!
EYYYYYY science daily!
NA, NA, NA, NA, NASA STYLE!
EYYYYYY it's amazing!
NA, NA, NA, NA ey ey ey ey ey ey!!

Orion or SLS, MPCV
We cannot feel the floor, cause the lack gravity
The destinations are an asteroid, mars, or moon
We are blasting off start the countdown soon
[Sound clip: launch countdown]

EYYYYYY science daily!
NA, NA, NA, NA, NASA STYLE!
EYYYYYY it's amazing!
NA, NA, NA, NA ey ey ey ey ey ey!!
NASA Johnson Style

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cold Water



Cold Water. Put down your liquids when ya press play -- Token almost was wearing my coffee.

Last night was the first night I've gotten down below freezing -- was 30.6 last night. Weather dood is predicting tonight will be just as cold, if not a wee bit colder. It was a clear cold day today. On our travels down to Scappoose today, Token and I saw Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens, all gloriously clad in their new white cloaks. Made me wish I had brought my camera - something I don't ordinarily take with me when going for a latte.

Weather dood is predicting high clouds tomorrow with rain starting Wednesday. Rain is forecast for every day through the beginning of next week.