Author: ORPO1

  • Watch “Yes, your mullet | Jim Gaffigan” on YouTube

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  • Gratuitous Train Pr0n, UP Style

    I found my old WordPress blog… Somehow I never posted this. These were taken in 2020. I had to venture forth to Tehachapi yesterday to get an oil change in the Civic. I did a fuel stop at the Love’s on the east end of Tehachapi and decided to use the Tehachapi Boulevard out to…

  • Damn

    I remembered that I still had this….

  • It’s been 5 months?

    I rolled in this afternoon/evening after I had left over turkey, lumpy mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberries(whole ones) followed by pumpkin pie with that pressurized whipped cream…… I was gonna enter something profound and highly literal and kaboom, I suddenly realized it had been five months since I had been here…. So here goes…

  • 33

    33 years ago today, the Good Ship Kitty Hawk tied to Pier 7 at Naval Station Norfolk marking the end of a 6 month cruise around the world. Little did I know that it would be my last deployment of six. I served with a lot of good men in Attack Squadron One Four Seven…

  • Medical things, as in two times in three days

    Wednesday was a trip to the West Los Angeles VA Hospital Dermatology Clinic. I had this shit break out on the webbing between the fingers and it sucked balls….. I got an Rx for a topical ointment and was out quickly. One hour to Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita and the In-n-Out. Friday had…

  • Barstow, Ludlow, Newberry Springs

    Barstow, Ludlow, Newberry Springs

    Those places should key the reader’s mind to something near and dear to ORPO’s heart and that is trains. Yes, my friends, I took a jaunt to the East along the Mojave and Needles Subdivisons of the BNSF. The pictures are in order, sort of. I started by attempting to get some from the 58…

  • Emergency Rooms and Me….

    Three times in the last 18 months…….. That being said, It is a much lower rate than when I went through that weight loss fun and games in the period from 2015 to 2017. The one that I have been to lately is at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley. Awesome place. The staff is great. I…

  • I almost forgot…..

    I still have this thing going, sort of anyway. I need to go ahead and pay the forty eight bucks a year to keep it going as I am running out of free space after ten years. You read that right, ten years. I started it just a few months after arriving in The Mojave…

  • Somewhere tropical-Boat Drinks

    What passes for early winter is here in the Southeast Kern County Desert. Highs in the low fifties and lows around freezing. The area is probably going to get hit by the big one on it’s way from the Northern Pacific. Interstate 80 is closed between Sacramento and the Nevada Line at Donner Pass. Interstate…

  • 11:11:11

    This day is known in the United States of America as Veterans Day. In my childhood it was called Armistice Day by the wizzened, white haired old men in the little towns that I grew up in in Montana. When I lived on the Prairies of Southern Alberta in Canada, it was Remembrance Day. On…

  • I am still here

    I have been neglecting this here blog that I have kept. I am running out of free space on it. When Missus ORPO returns from Wichita, Kansas where she has been with the youngest daughter for the period before, during and after the arrival of our new grandson on 17 September 2019 I will do…

  • Thaddeus Kosciusko: The Polish Engineer You Never Heard of who Saved America

    Originally posted on The Angry Staff Officer: So, we know all about the heroes of the American Revolution, right? George Washington, John Adams, Paul Revere – OK, well, not him, he was a good silversmith, an average errand rider, and a godawful general. But odds are you probably haven’t heard of Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kosciuszko.…

  • Something on the mind

    Well since all are pretty much aware that the youngest daughter is with child, a grandson who is due in September, there is some decision making in regard to the lad’s naming. Missus ORPO is pushing for his middle name to be the same as mine which is as most know is Mark. It is…

  • Day trip to Baker

    We decided to run up the 15 to Baker. One of our favorite little places is there, that being Alien Fresh Jerky. I got a T shirt that after it is laundered will be posted. I did take the Trusty Nikon and I did get a few pictures taken. It was an aim and fire…