Pearl Harbor Day: Photograph I

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

Shot In Pearl Harbor In 2000. The U.S.S. Missouri Is At The Left, The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Is To The Right. –Original Photo By Bradley Alan

So… I Was Informed Last Night That The Only Time I Ramblel Is When I’m Ill…

…And I Suppose I Can Agree With That.

I Do Tend To Ramble And Prattle-On When I Don’t Feel Great.

Sue Me.

My Bad.

BUT…

…Today Came Rather Early, My Peeps.

I Was Up And At ‘Em Before 3AM’ish.

I HATE Being Awake Whilst The World Sleeps.

Makes Me Feel Odd.

Makes Me Feel Like A Failure At Just One More Thing In Life.

Can’t Do Anything Else Right…

…So Why Should My Sleep/Wake-Cycle Be An Different.

I Remember Working “The Night Shift” While In The Navy.

I LOVED IT!

Of Course, My Hours Were Longer Than Everyone Else’s.

They All Worked 0700 To 1900 (7AM To 7PM).

I…

…Along With My Elder Namesake….

…Worked 1800 To 0900 (6PM To 9AM).

Talk About A Bummer OfΒ  A Deal…

…Yet We Were Very VERY Willing To Work The Extra Hours.

You See…

…”The Night Shift” Had One Amazing Quality…

…NO SUPERVISORS.

NO BOSSES Standing Over My Shoulder…

…Criticizing Each And Every Thing I Did.

NO BOSSES To Tell Me What To Do…

…When To Do It…

…How To Do It…

…Etc Etc.

It Was Peaceful.

It Was Painless.

It Was Worth The 15-Hour Shifts.

Who Cares How Long You Work Whilst At Sea?!

EXACTLY, Mr Peeps!

Who Gives A Shit!?!

You Can’t Go Anywhere.

You’re Surrounded By The Sea…

…Or The Ocean…

…Or Wherever We Were At The Time.

I Had To Be There One-Hour Before Everyone Else Got Off Work So I Could Get The “Turn-Over” From My Fellow Journalist Shipmates.

And Then I Couldn’t Leave Until 9AM Because Of “Happy Hour” Which Meant We Had To Clean The Ship For An Hour Each Morning.

I Got Yelled-At Many A Time For Ducking-Out Early And Going To Bed.

No…

…I Was Not A Model Sailor.

I Was A Helluva Journalist…

…Just Not A Sailor.

I Think I’ve Discussed That Before, So I Won’t Go Into It.

I Just Remember Being Told And Told Over And Over Again…

Brad, You Do A Great Job At This And That, But You’re Not Being A Team-Player, Nor Are You Fulfilling Your Duties As A Sailor On-Board This Ship. Straighten-Up, Fly Right, Or Get Burned.

Or Something To That Effect.

And Boy Oh Boy Did They Ever Burn Me!

((hahahaahaha))

Oh, Memories.

Why Must You Be So Vivid?!

Sheesh.

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This Is Turning Into A Ramble, Isn’t It?!

SEE!!

I Knew It Would.

I Could Ramble For Days-On-End About The Navy And My Experiences.

Slowly, But Surely, They All Come Back To Me.

They Float To The Surface, So To Speak.

In The End, I Came To Hate Hate HATE My Time In The Navy.

And That’s Sad To Me.

I LOVED The Navy.

I LOVED My Peers And Especially My Friends.

It Was My “Superiors” That Were Intolerable.

Little People Trying To Fill Big Shoes, Ya Know?!

People Whom Were Only In-Charged Because Of Their Time And Rank.

Had They Not Hated Me So Much…

…Honestly…

…I’d Likely Still Be In The Navy.

I Could Have Handled Anything Thrown At Me Had I Had Bosses Whom Were Worth A Shit.

But They Weren’t.

So I’m Not.

Plain And Simple.

ANYWAY…

…I Shall End This Ramble, Here.

Y’all Take Care, Please.

And Be Good When Possible.

I Know…

…It Ain’t Easy.

Hell…

…What In Life Ever Is?

Exactly, My Peeps, Exactly.

Have A Damned Decent Day, Kiddies.

I’m Going To Try Doing The Same.

PEACE, Y’all!!!

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DUSTY And The BANDIT: “Get A Room!” Edition

Wanna Know How You Can Tell Two Cats Are VERY Comfortable With Each Other?!

Okie The Dokie.

THIS IS HOW!

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And NOW You KNOW!

Remember What G.I. JOE Said?!

KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE!

Truer Words Were Never Spoken

By A Cartoon

Maybe.

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My Reaction?: “BATTLESHIP” (2012): Not As Bad As You’ve Been Told. Trust Me.

Alright, My Peeps.

What Can I Say To Make This All Totally Understood?

Likely…

…Words Should Easily Do The Trick.

So That’s What I’m Hoping For Here.

Ready?!

GREAT!!!

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Tonight…

…I Watched The Major Motion Picture…

BATTLESHIP

…And…

…I Swear…

…I’m Giving You The Straight-Up Of It…

…It Was…

FUN.

.PERIOD.

That’s It.

It Really Really REALLY Was FUN.

Now…

…I Know What You’re Thinking…

…And NO…

…You’re Absolutely INCORRECT.

I’m Not Thinking That.

I’m Thinking…

…Honestly…

…People Have Forgotten The MOST IMPORTANT THING In Regard To Watching A Flick.

You Go Into EACH And EVERY ONE Like It’s The FIRST FLICK YOU’VE EVER SEEN.

Some People Can’t Do This.

"Oh, They Stole This From That Movie."
"Ah, I Swear I've Seen This Before, But Better."
"Yaddi Yaddi Yadda, Plugh!"

Uh Huh.

That’s What Those People Say.

I Say…

"Oh, I Liked That."
"Oh, This Is Cheesy."
"Ah, How Cool Was That."
"Ya Know, I Never Would Have Thought To Use That In That Way."

Can You See The Diff?

Can You??

I Don’t Compare And Contrast.

I Hate That Shit.

I Look At This Thing, And I Say…

"I Wonder What This Will Be Like?!"

I Don’t Say…

"I Hear It Sucks."

…Or…

"This Will Be The Greatest Thing Ever!"

…Or…

"This Is Going To Blow, I Just Know It."

I Say…

"Hmm. I Wonder What Kind Of Imagination These Peeps Have? I'm CURIOUS!"

Notice That?

At All?

I’m Not Here To Say…

BATTLESHIP

…Was The Worst Thing EVER!

Nor Am I Here To Say…

BATTLESHIP

…Was The Best Thing EVER!

Nope.

I’m Here To Say…

“I Watched It…

…I Had FUN

…I Totally Appreciate The Imagination That Went Into It.”

Was There Borrowing From Other Flicks?

Sure.

Was Some Of It Crap?

Yeah, Some.

Did I Care?

Nope.

WHY?

Because…

I. HAD. FUN.

I DIDN’T Care That Some Parts Were ULTRA Cheesy.

I DID Enjoy That Most Of It Was CHEESE-TASTIC!!!!

BATTLESHIP

…Is A “B-MOVIE“…

…Something I Hope Y’all Have Heard Of.

And Guess What?

So Far AsΒ “B-MOVIE’s” Go…

…It Was FUN!!!

FUN FUN FUN!!!

So For Those Of You Who Saw It For WHAT IT IS…

…You’re VERY LIKELY To Agree With Me.

Remember…

Watch EVERY FLICK As If It’s THE FIRST FLICK.

You’ve Never Seen Another.

This Is That FIRST TIME You’ve Seen Anything Like It.

NOW…

What Do You Think Of It?!?

Did It Hold Your Interest?

Did The Special-Effects Wow Your Ass Off?

Did You Have FUN?

??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Well…

…I Did.

And I’m The One Writing This.

So I Win.

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.Period.

Oh…

…And, Uh…

…By The Way…

…I Loved Seeing My Man…

LIAM NEESON

…Ham-It-Up-To-PERFECTION As THE ADMIRAL!

WHY?

Because He’s…

LIAM NEESON

…Dammit.

That Should Be Enough Of A Reason Right There.

The Man WAS In…

KRULL

…Ya Know?!

In MY WORLD…

…The Man Does NO WRONG.

.PERIOD PERIOD.

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Love Ya, My Peeps.

I Swear.

Like…

…For Realz…

…Ya Know?!

GREAT!!!

So…

…Because I Love Ya…

…I’m Showing You A Photo I Took…

…Of…

…The Very Very VERY REAL…

U.S.S. MISSOURI

Original Photo Of The U.S.S. MISSOURI Taken By BRADLEY ALAN :D

Original Photo Of The U.S.S. MISSOURI Taken By BRADLEY ALAN πŸ˜€

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Yes…

THE BATTLESHIP

U.S.S. MISSOURI

!!! !!! !!!

Now Are You Happy?!

You’d Better Be.

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Ever See A Cat Sleep On The Lid Of A Sealed Bucket?!

NOW YOU HAVE!

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That’s Our New Kitten.

His Name Is…

…”BANDIT“!!!

Thus Far, He’s Been A Pretty Cool Guy, And A Fine Addition To The Household.

How Likely Are You To See “BANDIT” Involved In Other Random Adventures?!

Well…

…Just Look At This Blog…

…I’d Call It Pretty Damned RANDOM, Wouldn’t Y’all?!

EXACTLY!!

So I’d Say The Chances Of Future Adventures With Mr. “BANDIT” Are Pretty Good.

So Good, In Fact, I’d Likely Betcha A Buck.

I Know…

…I Know…

…Is That A $1 Bill…

…Or A Large Male Deer…

…Right?!

Well…

…We’ll See Which One I Can Get My Hands On First.

I’m Banking On The Deer, Actually.

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Hope Y’all Are Having A Decent Friday, My Peeps.

Catch Y’all On The Flip-Side!!!

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An Anchored Aircraft Carrier On A Gorgeous Day In Hawaii

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

Snapped This Shot While In PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII, During The Summer Of 2000.

It’s One Of Those Pics That Always Brings A Little Smile To My Face.

I Can Remember The Day It Was Taken…

…And How Exceptionally Gorgeous It Was.

Hope Ya Dig It, My Peeps.

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A Lone Sailor And His Ship

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

This Shot Was Taken Off The Coast Of PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA.

The Lone Sailor Stares Back At His Ship (The U.S.S. ABRAHAM LINCOLN) From A Liberty Boat.

I Sincerely Hope Y’all Enjoy This One.

It’s A Photo That Was Purely Happenstance.

Guess I Got Lucky With It, Eh?!?!

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A Sunset At Pearl Harbor

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

This Photo Has Always Been A Personal Favorite…

…And I Wanted To Share It With Y’all.

It’s Another Of Those That Was SUPPOSED To Be Submitted For Consideration As A Cover Shot For “ALL HANDSMagazine.

Guess I Should Be Pleased It Didn’t Get Submitted.

Otherwise, I Wouldn’t Be Able To Share It With Y’all Here And Now.

Hope You Enjoy It.

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My Best Photo Work. Period.

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

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I Snapped This Shot Of The U.S.S. ARIZONA MEMORIAL In 2000 While In-Port At PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII.

It Was Originally Going To Be Submitted For Consideration As A Cover-Photo For The Navy’s “ALL HANDS” Magazine.

The Submission Never Ended-Up Happening.

The Photo Became Lost And Forgotten.

So I Decided To Whip-It-Out For Y’all, Today.

I Sincerely Hope You Like It.

Β Have A Great 4TH Of JULY, My Peeps.