About Mike

American Veteran and public servant. A gypsy who digs photography, riding my Harley, tattoos, sushi and going on rides down the Oregon Coast.

You Gotta Be Shittin’ Me (Installment 2)

After 20 years of doing what I do, I suppose that it’s just possible that I may have become slightly calloused; maybe even negative at times.   After days like today, there’s no question of why but I digress.

It was just one of those days…. Continue reading

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Echuta

Tonight, I was watching Star Wars Episode 5 again for about the hundredth time.  At the part of the movie where the group is on Cloud city, C3PO runs across another droid like himself and this short conversation occurs:

C3PO:  “Well hello there.  Nice to see a familiar face”
Droid 2:  “Echuta”
C3PO:  “How Rude” 

As many times as I have seen this movie, it never really occurred to me what that droid was saying.  It must be written in the stars or maybe I was just in the right frame of mind tonight because the translation came to me as clear as day.  What’s even funnier is that a Google search revealed that the folks at Urban Dictionary think the same thing.

The droid was telling 3PO to “eat shit”

My random thought for the day…….

Hurry Up and Wait

I spent 18 ½ years of my life in the United States Military and one of the most fucking ridiculous things that I ever experienced while there was this phenomenon called Hurry Up and Wait.  Fortunately for me, my father was a United States Marine so even as a young child, I was completely familiar with the experience and had no problems adapting to my environment. However, for those who had never experienced this phenomenon before, training was provided and indoctrination was immediate. Continue reading

You Gotta Be Shittin’ Me! (Installment 1)

20150918_193518I decided that I am going to have a category on this blog called “You Gotta Be Shittin’ Me” because I occasionally; and by occasionally I mean daily, run across and/or see things that simply just annoy me beyond belief.   What better way to purge my system of this poison than to place it here for all to see.

Today’s rant involves a trip through the Walmart parking lot. Continue reading

Who is Mike?

Well here I am again, exploring life and trying to figure out the ever-elusive question; “Who is Mike?”   I’ve been down this road before too many times and I’m trying my damnedest to not follow the same path.  I know right where that road leads to and I don’t need to be visiting there again.   I wonder if by consciously realizing how many times I’ve been down that road, I am more inclined subconsciously to not travel the same path?

I guess only time will tell.  Continue reading