Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Guess it shows how listless my imagination has become that all I could come up with for a title to this post is "Snow". It isn't as if we have a whole lot of snow. When I read and see photos of the snow most of my blogging friends have near their homes, I feel ashamed to complain. I guess what is happening to ME, near MY HOME seems more important to me. Not very caring or compassionate of me.

Winter has seemed to drag on for too long. This year it has hit me harder than before. When I take a breath in the cold, crisp air, instead of being refreshing to me this year, it almost
immediately starts angina pain, and prevents me from any activity I might have had in mind. This morning I woke up to find the first real snow we've had so far this winter. It has hit other places not too far from us, but has missed us up until now. We got about a half inch this morning. They say there will be more tonight, but then turning to rain tomorrow. (My daughter, Rita, took the picture.)

So much for the weather report. I'm sure no one needs to hear more of that.

Several bloggers have been complaining that they are getting really anxious for spring. Me too. I just feel all out of sorts and can't decide what to do with myself. Can't even think of anything interesting to write about. I'm doing the memes I've started participating in. They seem to be as much interest as I can drum up. I need a pep pill.

OK. A friend did send me a very funny email. At this point, maybe that's the best I can do. So, here it is:

Pilot's Conversations

Can you tell that the weather turned icy, slick and cold? I've spent the day at the computer and all of you get the results. But here are some more real life funnies or not???

Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"
Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"

"TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees."
"Centre, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"
"Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"

From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm f...ing bored!"
Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!"
Unknown aircraft: "I said I was f...ing bored, not f...ing stupid!"

Control tower to a 747: "United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound."
United 239: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this... I've got the little Fokker in sight."

A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down. San Jose Tower noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadalupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."

Allegedly, a Pan Am 727 flight waiting for start clearance in Munich overheard the following:
Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"
Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English."
Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?"
Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war."

Allegedly, while taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727. An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going?! I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!" Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?" US Air 2771: "Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded. Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking: "Wasn't I married to you once?"

Well, I thought it was pretty funny. Hope you enjoyed it.


Michele said...

I am too looking forward to Spring. It's pretty darn cold here as well.
Snow triggers off my asthma which is not good and then asthma attacks triggers off my epilepsy.... such a terrible circle of events in the winter season so I understand your dilemma.
Take care, my friend.
Talk to you soon!

KG said...

Hang in there, Bobbie! Spring is coming ... just another couple of months. And then there will be warm weather, lovely flowers, and plenty of sunshine.

*wistful sigh*

Kay said...

My cousin is a pilot. I should send these to him. Hilarious!

Kay said...

I forgot to wish you an early spring, too. It's been extraordinarily cold this year in Chicago with hardly a break. I don't expect spring to be here until April for Chicagoans. I'll be returning to Hawaii in a little over a week so I think I'll be appreciating the warmth even more.

Daryl said...

Winter, cold .. it bites ... makes my Reynauds worse ... and having numb fingers makes taking pix very difficult ... lets both sit back and look at photos of sunshine ..

me ann my camera said...

bobbie, I thought of you when I saw this new meme which is starting on Saturday; Saturday footwear Fever, for like me, I know you also enjoy participating in memes.