It’s 11/11/11, a day I’m already tired of being reminded of as being ‘special’. The REAL reason it’s special is Veteran’s Day (or Rememberance Day for you folks north of me). My dad was in the Navy for 26 years, in Vietnam, in the Gulf during some tense times, all of that. I heard a ton of stories as he, my uncle and the husbands of my mom’s friends all told their stories while the ladies played cards and drank strawberry daquiris (half the time forgetting the rum). The men, ranging from my dad, who spent most of his career in the ‘brown water’ Navy, on amphibious ships and in the rivers of Vietnam, to a supply corps Captain, to a Merchant Marine sailor during WW2, told stories ranging from hilarious to harrowing. Many of the stories have stayed with me to this day. Thanks, Dad.
On a less serious note, this week’s posts:
- Best Animated Film 2011 – Which Should Be Nominated? – Vote your feelings!
- Old Game Tuesday – Super Dodge Ball – Beat the USSR team without getting anyone killed, see what happens.
Links of the week:
7 Things You Should Do In Skyrim – The game is now out, and I must play it.
Create instant origami. Light, heat and plastic sheets.
Urine Power. I need say no more. You’ve already clicked it.