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  • Listening to: Messiah
  • Reading: A higher Call
  • Watching: Orpheus In The Underworld.
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Steak
  • Drinking: Water
I got another jump today. 

Still muddy, but not bad enough to wade in. 

It was cold at altitude, but I wore flannel lined pants, and a lined shirt. I was comfortable this time.

Pictures coming.
  • Listening to: The Wizards Run
  • Reading: The Antiquities of The Jews.
  • Watching: The Great Raid
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Eggs
  • Drinking: Coffee
Yesterday, we had some really great, warm weather!

Naturally, this was one of the rare times for great jumping this late in the season. 

It was a balmy 80 degrees for the day. Beautiful clear blue skies!

While I was getting set up I inquired from a jumper who just landed, how cold it was at altitude.

"It's great. Just like summer. I just wore these tights.." she told me.

So I figured on just wearing my normal shorts and t-shirt under my jumpsuit. 

We get up, and as we climbed, I figured her idea of summer must have been for Finland, not Texas. 

Okay, I follow a group out the door. 

I sure wished I had at least wore gloves!

After flying on my back for awhile, I realized just how not-summer like it was. 

To add insult to injury, The wind died, and I slid into the results of the last few weeks of rainy weather.

Despite the green appearance from the air, the landing area was a sea of mud. 

I left a large butt skid mark plowed deep into the soft earth. when I stood up, I found my foot in a fire ant mound. Fortunately, they were still very slow!

I gathered up my gear, and came back to the hanger with a ton of mud on my shoes. 

I left both shoes, and jumpsuit outside. 

I spent some time getting the mud off my toggles. The leg straps got some goo as well.

Oh well, I hope it stays dry and warm for at least a couple more weeks.
  • Listening to: Beethoven Violin Concerto
  • Reading: The Antiquities of The Jews.
  • Watching: Eichmann
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Pork chops
  • Drinking: water
You can view some of my jump videos on my YouTube site.

  • Listening to: Beethoven Violin Concerto
  • Reading: The Antiquities of The Jews.
  • Watching: Eichmann
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Pork chops
  • Drinking: water
You can view some of my jump videos on my YouTube site.

  • Listening to: Isadora's Theme
  • Reading: The White Sniper
  • Watching: Jump videos
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Pork chops
  • Drinking: water
Here are some videos:

  • Listening to: The Final Countdown Suite
  • Reading: This Perfect Day
  • Watching: City of Life and Death
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Coffee
I am starting up a Youtube page, where I will be posting my Air to Air videos.

Stay tuned!
  • Listening to: Hardtack, Teak, and Orange.
  • Reading: Thunder below.
  • Watching: Paul Apostle of Christ
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Scalloped potatoes.
  • Drinking: Soft drinks.
Well, the American Revolution Boogie came, and went. 

I planned an ambitious number of jumps and did half.

My video was plagued by battery failures. 

I did add several minutes of freefall time, literally dancing in the clouds.

I will be posting a bunch of images soon.
  • Listening to: Wizards Run
  • Reading: Operation Thunderbolt.
  • Watching: Escape from Sobibor
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Sausage and eggs.
  • Drinking: Coffee
..For jumping next Saturday!
  • Listening to: Symphony Number Five-LVB
  • Reading: The Trap with a Green Fence.
  • Watching: Live PD
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: London Broil.
  • Drinking: Juice
I hope everyone enjoys the photographs with Luis.

I don't know how much aerial stuff will get made this winter.
  • Listening to: HMS Pinafore
  • Reading: The Killing of SS Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydr
  • Watching: The Exception
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Coffee
Pictures from the 2017 Okie-Tex Start Party coming up soon!
  • Listening to: Lord Of The Dance
  • Reading: Saturn V-Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual.
  • Watching: David
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: BBQ Ribeye
  • Drinking: OJ
Despite the bad weather, I managed to have some fun at the 2017 American Revolution Boogie near Dallas. 

I was able to thoroughly test my new camera suit.

Pictures are coming.
  • Listening to: Messiah
  • Reading: You don't know Jack
  • Watching: Bomber Boys
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: soda
Weather should be good tomorrow.

Perhaps I will have new photos.
  • Listening to: Ancient Airs and Dances
  • Reading: MASH. An Army Surgeon in Korea.
  • Watching: Cops
  • Playing: Warbirds
  • Eating: Bread
  • Drinking: Coffee
What do you call a day of nasty weather, rain, and tornados, after five great days of warm blue skies?

Saturday!

I am going crazy to get some jumps in right now, but I can't seem to find a jumpable day. 

I have been spending time that I should be productive in, simply being tired, and doing nothing useful.

I need a change!
  • Listening to: Flightscape
  • Reading: Above All Else
  • Watching: Spartacus
  • Drinking: Juice
Lots has happened since my last entry.

After losing almost 25lbs, I have returned to skydiving.

I have also gotten back to playing with my airbrush.

Some things took a back seat, but they will be brought back soon.
  • Reading: Last Man on the Moon
  • Drinking: Coffee
A week from today the Okie-Tex Star Party begins.

I plan on being there!

I hope to get lots of pictures!
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee
We had an F5 tornado visit our town.

I have had no power for five days, and no net until thirty minutes ago.

I plan to catch up soon and post some images of the devastation!
  • Listening to: Copeland Conducts Copeland
  • Reading: Astronomy
  • Watching: Cops
  • Eating: Onigiri
  • Drinking: Lemonade
Well, the star party had some weather issues, but I got a few images.

I might publish a couple more soon.
  • Listening to: Gettysburg
  • Reading: Bloom County
  • Watching: Combat!
  • Eating: Salad
  • Drinking: Lemonade
This has been a lazy, HOT summer.

Between the heat and wind, I have not done much astronomy.

I have also been recovering from a painful shoulder injury. Fortunately I am almost to the point where I will attempt to resume my weightlifting.

The recent rains have also improved my mood.

Okie-Tex is but weeks away. I am looking forward to some improved images.
  • Listening to: The Right Stuff
  • Reading: Islands of The Damned
  • Watching: The Tudors
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Lemonade
Spring is now in full swing.

The fields are lush and green!
  • Listening to: Symphony #9 By LVB
  • Reading: Ghosts of the Titanic.
  • Watching: Titanic
  • Eating: Talapia
  • Drinking: Lemonade
At about this local time(1140) RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg.

A hundred years later, much still is waiting to be discovered before the wreck disintegrates.

A long time ago I bought a chunk of coal salvaged from the wreck. It contains a tiny speck of rust.

I touched it just once, and re-bagged it.

Right now I touched it again and re-sealed it.

Just this last time then never again.

-Doc