Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pirates Of The Caribbean

Arrgh me mateys,
Sometime there is a movie that comes along that makes us slip the bonds of reality and just be kids again. this is one of them:
Jack Sparrow: Last time... I was here a grand total of three days, all right? Last time, the rum runners used this island as a cache, they came past and I was able to barter passage off. By the look of things, they've long been out of business. Probably have your bloody friend Norrington to thank for that.
Elizabeth: So that's it, then? That's the secret, grand adventure of the infamous Jack Sparrow. You spent three days lying on a beach drinking rum.
Jack Sparrow: Welcome to the Caribbean, love.

Elizabeth: Commodore, I really must protest. Pirate or not this man saved my life.
Norrington: One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness.
Jack Sparrow: Though it seems enough to condemn him.
Norrington: Indeed.

Norrington: I, uh, apologize if I seem forward, but I must speak my mind... Ah, this promotion throws into sharp relief that which I have... not yet achieved: a marriage to a fine woman. You have become a fine woman, Elizabeth.
lizabeth: [her corset is choking her] I can't breathe!
Norrington: Yes, I'm... I'm a bit nervous myself. [Elizabeth faints and topples over the wall]
Jack Sparrow: [upon seeing Elizabeth plunge into the ocean] Will you be saving her then? Mullroy: I can't swim. [Jack looks at Murtogg... no he won't do either]
Jack Sparrow: Pride of the King's navy you are. Do not lose these.
Mullroy: Not breathing.
Jack Sparrow: Move. [Jack slits the ties on Elizabeth's corset and rips it off, causing Elizabeth to regain consciousness, and spit out a lot of water]
Mullroy: Never would have though of that.
Jack Sparrow: Clearly you've never been to Singapore.
Mr. Gibbs: The kid's a bit of a stick, isn't he?
Jack Sparrow: You have no idea.
Jack Sparrow: A wedding? I love weddings. Drinks all around!
My two favorites are these:

Jack Sparrow: Not just the Spanish Main, luv. The entire ocean. The entire wo'ld. Wherever we want to go, we'll go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs but what a ship is... what the Black Pearl really is... is freedom.

Jack Sparrow: Now... bring me that horizon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

lifes events

So one day you are sitting there fat, dumb, and happy, when your world comes crashing down around you in 1 fell swoop.

In march i was working a great job and had a great house and married to a good woman. Then it all changed over the course of a few months. I lost my job due to budget constraints. Lost my house because of that one. Lost my wife because of my childish immaturities.

So now here I am almost 4 months later and I am still alive. For awhile I was so stressed out, which is pretty amazing since I have been described as being so laid back that I am horizontal. I was suffering from imsomnia so bad it was not even funny.

But thanks to the love and support of a few great friends, I have come to realize that there was nothing that I lost that cannot be replaced. So here I am picking up the pieces of a broken life and I am becoming happier than I was before my roof caved in and i took that big rock to the head.

I guess that what I am trying to say is that no matter what life throws at you, you can survive and thrive with some love and luck and great friends and the strength of the human spirit.

On that note, it is always friday and it is always 5 o'clock somewhere! So relax and enjoy the ride. my thanks to Jimmy Buffett!

Mongo out

Saturday, July 26, 2008

New Haven Graffiti

here a pic of me in a verycool place,

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Schooner Armistad

today while exploring the world went to the place where the replica schooner of the Armistad is normally moored right now it is halifax nova scotia.

I am a schooner man at heart and have visted it in New Haven. So for those who don't know the story, check it out:,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/

The Princess Bride favorite quotes!

Grandpa: [voiceover] Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure as ordering Westley around. Buttercup: Farm boy, polish my horse's saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning. Westley: As you wish. Grandpa: [voiceover] "As you wish" was all he ever said to her. Buttercup: Farm boy, fill these with water - please. Westley: As you wish. Grandpa: [voiceover] That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying "As you wish", what he meant was, "I love you." And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back. Buttercup: Farm boy... fetch me that pitcher. [It's right over her head, so he has to stand next to her] Westley: As you wish. [Cut to them kissing] The Grandson: [interrupting] Hold it, hold it. What is this? Are you trying to trick me? Where's the sports? [suspiciously] The Grandson: Is this a kissing book? Grandpa: Wait, just wait. The Grandson: Well, when does it get good? Grandpa: Keep your shirt on, and let me read.
Buttercup: You can die too for all I care. [pushes him down a high hill] Westley: AS... YOU... WISH. Buttercup: Oh my sweet Westley what have I done?

Inigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Buttercup: You mock my pain. Westley: Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

Buttercup: You can't hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords.

Miracle Max: Have fun stormin' da castle. Valerie: Think it'll work? Miracle Max: It would take a miracle.

Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you. Buttercup: But how can you be sure? Westley: This is true love - you think this happens every day?
Westley: I told you I would always come for you. Why didn't you wait for me? Buttercup: Well... you were dead. Westley: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while. Buttercup: I will never doubt again. Westley: There will never be a need.

Westley: We are men of action, lies do not become us.

[fencing] Inigo Montoya: You are wonderful. Man in Black: Thank you; I've worked hard to become so. Inigo Montoya: I admit it, you are better than I am. Man in Black: Then why are you smiling? Inigo Montoya: Because I know something you don't know. Man in Black: And what is that? Inigo Montoya: I... am not left-handed. [Moves his sword to his right hand and gains an advantage] Man in Black: You are amazing. Inigo Montoya: I ought to be, after 20 years. Man in Black: Oh, there's something I ought to tell you. Inigo Montoya: Tell me. Man in Black: I'm not left-handed either. [Moves his sword to his right hand and regains his advantage]

Westley: Who are you? Are we enemies? Why am I on this wall? Where is Buttercup? Inigo Montoya: Let me 'splain. [pause] Inigo Montoya: No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Buttercup is marry' Humperdinck in a little less than half an hour. So all we have to do is get in, break up the wedding, steal the princess, make our escape... after I kill Count Rugen. Westley: That doesn't leave much time for dilly-dallying. Fezzik: You just wiggled your finger. That's wonderful. Westley: I've always been a quick healer. What are our liabilities? Inigo Montoya: There is but one working castle gate, and... and it is guarded by 60 men. Westley: And our assets? Inigo Montoya: Your brains, Fezzik's strength, my steel.
Westley: I mean, if we only had a wheelbarrow, that would be something. Inigo Montoya: Where we did we put that wheelbarrow the albino had? Fezzik: Over the albino, I think. Westley: Well, why didn't you list that among our assets in the first place?

another one of my favorite movies

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

famous movie lines

As i was sitting here today i was thinking about some truly great and not so great movies lines:

Casablanca- Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

Here's looking at you kid

I wasn't sure you were the same. Let's see, the last time we met... Rick: Was La Belle Aurore. Ilsa: How nice, you remembered. But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris. Rick: Not an easy day to forget. Ilsa: No. Rick: I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.

Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris? Rick: It's not particularly my beloved Paris. Heinz: Can you imagine us in London? Rick: When you get there, ask me! Captain Renault: Hmmh! Diplomatist! Major Strasser: How about New York? Rick: Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade.

Captain Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca? Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters. Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert. Rick: I was misinformed

We have a complete dossier on you: Richard Blaine, American, age 37. Cannot return to his country. The reason is a little vague. We also know what you did in Paris, Mr. Blaine, and also we know why you left Paris. [hands the dossier to Rick] Major Strasser: Don't worry, we are not going to broadcast it. Rick: [reading] Are my eyes really brown?

Rick: Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I've done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you're getting on that plane with Victor where you belong. Ilsa: But, Richard, no, I... I... Rick: Now, you've got to listen to me! You have any idea what you'd have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we'd both wind up in a concentration camp. Isn't that true, Louie? Captain Renault: I'm afraid Major Strasser would insist. Ilsa: You're saying this only to make me go. Rick: I'm saying it because it's true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life. Ilsa: But what about us? Rick: We'll always have Paris. We didn't have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night. Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you. Rick: And you never will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Now, now... Here's looking at you kid.

I've often speculated why you don't return to America. Did you abscond with the church funds? Run off with a senator's wife? I like to think you killed a man. It's the Romantic in me. Rick: It was a combination of all three.

There is more and I will add them as they come to my feeble mind. Please feel free to post your own.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

just a random thought

For a long time I was living a life that was not my own, but now I am living my life my way. It feels so good. Life is not about aquiring things, Life is about living the great adventure and Loving the right person!

welcome to my world

At the request of several really good friends, I have decided to write a blog. So I hope you all will stop by and join me from time to time and see the world thru my eyes. So if you are ready, the smoking lamp is lit, the bar is open and hang on for the ride. Thank you to my catalyst friend. Renaissance man out