Saturday, February 26, 2005
Friday, February 25, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Starbuck thought that he would either die from sheer boredom, or go insane from lonliness. It had been over 6 months since he crash landed on that godforsaken planet. He and Boomer had been on a routine patrol when they were ambushed by a Cylon patrol. They managed to shoot down the 2 Cylon raiders, but not before one of them scored a hit on one of Starbuck's engines. “Boomer, I'm not gonna be able to make it back to the Galactica, so you go on and warn the fleet, I'll set down on that nearby planet, “ he calmly announced over the comm system. “Ok Buddy, I'm on my way, but don't make yourself too comfortable on that rock, because when we beat off that Cylon attack, they'll be a shuttle with your name on it headed your way,” Boomer said, trying to hide his fear. After saying his farewells, Starbuck headed towards the planet, knowing that he could very well never see his friends or crewmates ever again. If it tunred out to be a full scale Cylon attack, Commander Adama would never risk the lives of the remnants of the Human Race to rescue a single pilot, even if it was the best damn pilot in the whole Colonial Fleet.
As the days went by, Starbuck continuely thought of the events that had transpired since the landing. Cy, the Cylon warrior who had also “survived “ the crash of his Raider during the battle, who Starbuck had repaired and created a friendship, and had given his life by fighting off the Cylon crew who had homed in on the distress beacon from Cy's ship. He gave his life that Starbuck could lauch the ship that he had made for Angela, the women who seemed to have also been a castaway, and her newborn baby son. After about 3 months, Starbuck had given up hope that perhaps the Galactica had found the ship, and perhaps had traced its route, leading back to him.
In his thoughts, Starbuck also thought about his friends and crewmates that he had left behind. Apollo, Boomer, Jolly, Adama, Athena, Colonel Tigh, and especially Cassiopia. Gods, how he loved that woman! From the second he first layed eyes on her, aboard that freighter after the destruction of the Colonies, he knew that she was the woman for him. He resolved that the first thing he would do if he was ever returned to the Galactica would be to ask Cassiopia to marry him.
Perhaps, feeling guilt for the first time since he was a kid, Starbuck thought that maybe his stranding was the God's punishment for his faking being sick on the day of the Cylon attack, just so he could get in on a stupid card game and not go on patrol. If he had been with Apollo on that patrol, they probably would have made it back to the fleet in time to warn them, and instead of being on this rock, he might have been back home on Caprica, or more important, Zac, Apollo's younger brother who had volunteered to go on patrol in Starbuck's stead, might still be alive. “Shoul've, would've, . could've, no use thinking about it now, what's done is done,” Starbuck would mutter to himself..
Trying to stave off boredom, Starbuck did everything and anything to keep himself occupied, exploring the planet, finding a large cave and moving his camp into it, and gathering food and water. Coming across a pask of rodent like creatures, he took his laser and finally found something a lot better tasting then the horrid plants he'd been living off of.
While napping one rainy afternoon, Starbuck heard a noise that indicated to him that he had been rescued, or had finally lost his mind: The sound of a Viper's engines! Running out of the cave, he saw the fighter flying near his position, and he started waiving like a madman. “The Galactica came back for me, thank God,” He spoke under his breath and he ran toward the clearing where the Viper landed. He was about ready to run up to the pilot and shake his hand when he noticed the insignia on the pilot's Jacket. It wasn't the Glactica's crest, a group of twelve stars symbolizing the Colonies, but a winged sword, crest of a ship and crew he'd thought dead. Only when his brain had digested all that he has seen would Starbuck allow himself to pass out.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Did you ever stop to think that I'm fat not because I eat all the time, but because I have only 1 kidney and other assorted health problems? That's right, you have been making fools of your selves for no reason the past 30 years! If you don't beleive me, I challenge any 0f you to follow me for a day and watch what I eat! I dont give a f**k what ya think of me anymore, you have no power over me anymore! I've been in a shell the past 25 years, and dammit, I'm coming out and in force! If ya can't accept the way I look, then shut the hell up!
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Friday, February 11, 2005
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Monday, February 07, 2005
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Our telephone rang a few minutes ago. I answered…
Child’s voice on other end: “May I please speak with my daddy?”
“Who’s your daddy? Um… I think you have the wrong number.”
I cannot believe I actually said “Who’s your daddy?”
I’ll not be living this one down for a long, long time.
Friday, February 04, 2005
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
1994-Dad takes too long finding a new Job-they tear up everything in the house, throw dishes around and break everything. Even I got in on that one, I kicked a hole in my wall out of frustration.
1996-Dad forgets to put his paycheck in the bank-Mom kicks him out for 2 days.
1997-Dad makes a stupid joke-They dont talk for a month.
1998-They get in a fight over pizza-Dad takes his clothes, throws them in the yard, and burns them.
2000-My Mom goes into her room to read, hears me yelling at the dogs to get off me, thinks Dad is molesting me, kicks him out for a week.
2001-I go into my room early to put clothes away, Mom thinks once again that Dad did something to me, they carry on for a couple days.
My sisters always said when they were kids that when Mom didn't get her way, she always yelled molestation.
2002-Dad lights a cig in car, runs into a ditch, she packs up and leaves for a day.
1998-We buy TILE to put on the kitchen floor, they get into a fight over weather it's tile or carpet.
Well that's enough, I think ya get the point.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
George Washington had declined command of the Continental Army? Would there even be a US today?
Lincoln had not been murdered-Would Reconstruction have ended quicker?
One exta Senator had voted "guilty" In Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, thus removing him from office-would the Radical Republicans' treatment of the South been so harsh, that reconstruction would have taken decades?
There would have been no internal division in the Republican Party in 1912, thus enabling President Taft or Theodore Roosevelt to defeat Woodrow Wilson- Would the US have entered WWI earlier?
TheStock Market would have not crashed in 1929-Would Hoover have been reelected in 1932, and New Deal would have not been started?
FDR decided not to run for a 3rd term in 1940-Would the US have entered WW2 Earlier?
Had FDR not died in April 1945, would he have authorized use of the Atomic Bomb, or would he have gone along with the plan to invade Japan, thus extending the war, and causing millions of more casulties?
Had JFK not been assasinated-Would the Vietman War been avoided?
If Pres. Carter had attacked Iran during the hostage crisis-Would he have been reelected in 1980, thus sparing us 8 years of Reaganism?
Had the Supreme Court ordered the Florida Recount to continue-Would Al Gore have won the election?
Had 9/11 not occured? Would Bush still invade Afghanistan and Iraq?
And many other possibilities---