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Sunday, January 9, 2022

How to Impress a Scot

GenX chiming in. A pre-coffee divergent rant happened, so I posted it here.
current mood - Sidney Portier
Betty White
Ed Asner
Eartha Kitt
et al
(eyes got tired. after a bit. It might get edited later)
I love your attitude. My daughter would think all those adventures sound brilliant! I couldn't actually watch her try, but she's still a skateboarder.

Deep fried pizza? That menu sounds like something from a right-winger, state fair kiosk! That made my arteries twitch, but I'm useless at a buffet. Chinese buffet's hate / love me bc i'm just there for the banter and the crab legs. When I baked haggis in a dinner roll shell, I remembered Grandma's cooking back in Kansas City, MO, where Dad grew up. We typically resided outside anything like "Dodge" with all the shootouts and privateers and scoundrels running about, fighting for control over women who couldn't be more disgusted, or could. John Cleese cracks me up.
Ringo is my security blanket, story teller. Dad and I could sing "Me and My Arrow" for a hundred miles.
If you haven't seen "The Point" this is a good time.
I also love foreign languages. English, for instance.
There's this maternal Great Granny from Liverpool who married into the Bass Reeves crew

Bass Reeves / Great Grandfather J.W Ramsey
Since he was recruited by Cousin Ulysess, I suppose he got his clothes from the Celts.

Dad only drank to the silly, not the rip-roaring kind of drinker, but the way he watched a really good match was hilarious since he was a Space Race programmer. Daddy was mostly a beer and rum kind of guy who drank until he was loose enough to dance Reggae with an inflatable snowman around a bunch of other "Bob's" from around the DC Beltway.
(That's like half an M-5 motorway)
I wish so much I'd known the song, "Bully in the Alley in the 80s! We loved the Corries and grieved hard for Stan Rogers in 1983. Some of us had to chill since we have so much melanin now, (Mostly Nigerians and the Moors) but that would have been my last call theme song! A woman should know these things about her heritage. We look like the cast of Hamilton, had they been raised on real Angus. And I don't know who allowed Ted Lasso to talk like that in Kansas, but my mother would have had a Queen's English rant with much better posture than myself! I was basically born with a 3rd grade education, thanks to Mommy.
Dad called her "The Boss" bc she was his class president and looked like Eartha Kitt and played basketball in the late 40s.
Then I find out we are the actual groot. Grant in Dutch = groot
The states are going through another battle of the worthies, and ironically, that's what they called dad in his meetings, "WORTHY, Sir Robert, etc Grandad was a shriner, but not the kind who'd ride around in a fez on a tricycle since he was 6'1" and 4-F. He sat like Seargent Pepper, but his Zoot Suit was far more subtle. He was a very lean man. But when he yelled, "Mon Dieu et mon Driot" with his fist in the air, no kid dared dispute his
The Puerto Rican taverns around Chicago would have loved it! I'm so 80s, I played Prince covers when Funk got dissed by Go-Go! I used to be so good! I think every country needs a Paisley Park. Too bad that Russian bought Grant's castle. i really need to know what Granny's been going on about.
What's the scuttlebutt on that?

Ulysses was said to have been a kind of baby-man when he drank too much whiskey, so he didn't get drunk on the job like some apparently do. *cough* I was a heavy-handed mixer when people tipped me in drinks instead of money. I'd actually have people come back requesting more coke for their rum! Then I joined the Navy and watched kids learn how to hold their liquor. smdh, the pressure!
People-watching at the mall was a fun national pastime growing up. Funny how the fellas thought we were shopping for them.
Blackwells LOVE languages and I severely want to learn Scots and Gaelic. And since we excel behind cameras, being in front of them is not at all my thing. I lack symmetry and I was a high school sporto who never EVER wanted to be a guy. I had a great time tackling them tho.

Thursday, January 6, 2022


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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Armed Guard Logs, 1943 - 1945 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that includes logs of the SS Elizabeth Blackwell for 4-13-1943 to 3-28-46 (Box 243); SS Carl Schurz for 7-3-43 to 1-2-46 (Box 145); and SS Aleutian for 7-24-43 to 9-17-45 (Box 26). We also located the Armed Guard Files, 1934 - 1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that include file units titled Elizabeth Blackwell 04/13/43 - 04/22/46 (Box195); Carl Schurz 12/13/42 - 02/01/46 (Box 104); and Aleutian 06/06/42 - 09/25/45 (Box 16). For access and/or copies of these logs and file units, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at


Since Merchant Marine log books were required for vessels that traveled between Pacific and Atlantic ports, the logs must be submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard at the final port of the voyage. Therefore, we searched the Catalog for these logs and located the following series in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26):



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Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Iconic Scene That Ended Bewitched Forever

So, Grandma was born in Wichita and the Wizard of Oz / HMS Pinafore themes were the foundation of our banter. "QUEEN's English"! When a Scotsman rants about it, I can't help but laugh.
That was the minimum requirement.

I didn't know either of them were as good looking as they were. I guess it was all the goofy faces they made. As far as the episode with blackface, they could have done something a bit less silly. More like Superman put Lois in a machine so she could do a story for Harlem. I never knew who wrote the scene until now, but it really wasn't a thing. Like the Dick Van Dyke show, when they were dying a costume and attended the NAACP event in gloves.
That show was his story out of "Carmen Jones" to us.


I remember Grandma's plate from Buckingham palace. Her Church group took a trip there, so I supposed they went for the Royal Wedding. I recall lots of grownups in the dining room. She told the family stories, touching each souvenir. A pair of sisters named "George" and "Charlie" and I hugged the doll that looked like my future Elementary School principal.

(glad to be back on my own cloud for a change) My previous wall of fame

My story

Dad LOL We avoided him in this mode. When he was in the zone, the only thing that mattered must involve blood, fire, or flooding. And if there was blood, there had better be a LOT. Two Eagle Scouts in the house.

Local paper said "airman recruit", but I was a petty officer by the time I went home. E-4 was the benchmark for a homeowner. If an E-4 (Third Class PETTY officer)

By the time my sister was 16, he was beyond the captain equivalent. I had no idea when I was 16.

I felt weird as the only one in the family who's hair got lighter in the sun. He didn't get much, but on his hands and face. The 30-yr pin did not include 8 years active duty. *ahem*

What we knew is that color TV was held back to hide our living colors. People in Levittown burbs (mostly kids) actually thought we were greyscale. Many still didn't even have TVs yet. It might as well have been clown makeup to little me. Basically the show was a Levittown commercial to our Levittown neighborhood in Maryland. It was a township that didn't change it's name. Levittown @ Belair in Bowie, MD , with an @ symbol and everything. We laughed when they called it "Belair Estates" 9000 homes- 5 styles was more like a base housing extension and we had the Rambler! (Dad's knees appreciated it) That looks like our neighbor's home. Jesus was Jewish, and snacked on PB&J Matzo cracker. Out of respect for David Bowie, we rhymed it with "buoy", instead.
It was 30 miles from Antietam, but we were once removed from the Kansas Cities. So Scandinavian cross-dressing wasn't a thing either. Boy did those towns ham it up with the people they brought from the railroads, and vets Grant's crew. Blazing Saddles met Django Unchained. Kids playing cowboys and NDNs were more tacky than cops and robbers. We'd thought about going back up to New York, when they still called it Blackwell's Island. Girls mostly sided with Sam's mother and figured Roger Healey wasn't a complete loss and would have been much more fun for Jeanie, Yes, the Hidden Figures had kids, but few wanted to go to space since they knew how they worked. "Oh no, not getting me up that thing!" Our diva was Eartha Kitt and who knew Channel 13 only paid Oprah $20,000 a year!? Bob Strickland was at Andrews, so that made 4 Bobs at the normal BBQ - Aqua Velva Bob, Dad was-English Leather Bob, Hai Karate Bob, all called "Hey Uncle BOB!"

Look what Twitter has done to my writing!

Anyway, we knew our market value. Figure one salary was divided between my other siblings and they want WHAT NOW?
Only guys can blow out their knees from sports injuries?

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Billy Connolly HBO about 1989

When we FINALLY got M-TV after living in Chicago.
Ferris ping on the "fuck off and go home" gag.
Some Sailors used F-bombs just like that, and Chicago had that ATT cable cut (and we wondered if he was bribed to do it)  Board of Trade trading was routed to New York Stock Exchange and Coming to America rocked morons who didn't know there were actual Kings and Queens in Africa.
and why Hillary thought the 24/7 coverage was normal-ish.
I'd met squids who were so ignorant, they hardly qualified as "House Broken".
I was stationed at NAS Jax when this aired about 1989 after the MALE prostitution ring hit the news.  My Dad was just about to retire from DoD's DARPAnet project trying to figure out how he and Uncle Charlie could explain the logistical advantage of tablet technology.
And here we are, The South African, Levittown social experiment failed.
I'd showed this to a friend and explained that when it comes to discipline, they were as Black as US!

It would have been cool to have seen THIS guy back then.  The only other FEMALE AX, who worked the P-3 Orion was a CAMPBELL!
She was a Cracker Jack level Petty Officer.
I rather had a different perspective on National Security and intellectual property.

Being a mother, seeing a complete ASSHAT is trolling my neighbors with THIS kind of bullshit just ....

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pirates of the Caribbean - Accidentally Genius

NOW I'm getting somewhere.  I just had to zoom out A LOT!

(I'm still typing blind, but I guess that was the idea all long)

notes from decoding HMS Pinafore, Buckaroo Bonsai, Buffy and my family's actual genealogy of the era.
I miss Prince and Michael...
and had just discovered John Blackwell Jr was in New Power Generation while catching up on TIDAL

I'm also apparently a DeHolland and they are about to setup dragging Lake Michigan with outsourced help.  WHAT ABOUT THE WORKERS IN CHICAGOLAND?
Somebody's in DEEP CA CA for nullifying the Marian years and the calls for #Jubilee
I should have been returned to UK when Congress SNORTED up our survival benefits.
penis envy is a joke and we only learned Keynes to know WTF men got the idea we'd tolerate such libelous, slanderous bloodthirsty bullshit.
imposter in chief is guilty af for high mutiny for stealing lands every time we were called for duty.
what story do you have without some kind of "GOD"?
So Catholicism was to merge the three philosophies, but the ILLITERATI was never to have been allowed to go this far.
So we've been mostly Navy, unless the college degrees didn't cover it.
Microsuck certs broke THE CHARTER that rules the waves.
Hidden Figures project predated computers, it seems and gold is a conductor that would magnify and signal only when the frequency of her distress resonated an actual biological SOS.
Oh yeah, I'm checking, but Blackwells and Morgans were tight after coming in from Scotia thru the Panama Canal, Jamaica and wherever we washed up from Cuba.  Scotts and UK refused were sold out of Barbados, and all over there where melanin happened and all those songs about Brown Sally's....  and such.  I don't mess with people named "Brown", especially not in A-School, 1988 after Grandad passed?  Not sure, but I was throwing chairs at a MARINE across the room until he quit laughing.  Do nothing during a break just to make "Blackwell go apeshit". and nobody wins a war against women, especially a suffragette named BLACKWELL, dammit.
The whole thing.  Why?  "Cause Imma Grant-BLACKWELL DAMMIT!"
and we are verbose

Jack was a Mulatto Jacobite from Wales? (Sparrow) who became skilled and then dangerous to the supremacist power structure.  And the rant of lost meritocracy and slave mentalities.
And of course, everybody expected the Spanglish Inquisition.
Blackwell has it's own Rum now.  Mr. Blackwell of Versace, was NOT a bloodline Blackwell and NYC took our island in a tax scam, during another fake depression.
Cowboys / Angus farmers were the first medics, before the official MD certification.
The Medici family was found INNOCENT of all crimes, thanks to THIS Pope. and no, I don't know who was in the Vatican at this time, don't make me look shit up, nobody's paying me a dime....the DIVERGENT rant.
We have family wheels that look like tipi covers, but now we are full circle.... or nearly.
The Space Race turned into the Net with fear of the commies driving the rest of the money.
But the Privateers/Dixiecrats/libertarians are getting their tax bill for cheating more than the width of the thumb.  (Rule of thumb)
The ship called "Black Pearl" was sold in the 70s.  But there were other "Black Pearls"
Do you remember how we couldn't do this before Obama was in office?
1988 Max Headroom hack, Chicagoland.  I'd been in the Navy for about a year, wondering if the P-3 Orion was named after my Great Grandad Orison Grant (Civil War UNION) followed by a Naval Steam Ship, then the P-3 Orion.  So we're in the Prove Me Wrong stage.
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