To Sell, or Not to Sell – 2009 Kawasaki Versys (The “Kawi V”)

That is the question…   Not that you can really tell from the picture above but, I’m the proud owner of a 2009 Kawasaki Versys 650 (the pics below help a little with identification).  Yes, the green one.  The link features a 2015, so it’s a little more “suped-up.”  I say, “proud owner,” but I’ve had the bike for six (6x) years now and there is less than 1000x miles on the thing.

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Remember The Show: The Six Million Dollar Man?

Well, probably not if you were born in the nineties or later.  Then again, thanx to networks like the MeTV Network, we get to catch up on all the old shows we want.  The “Six Million Dollar Man” was an action television series staring Lee Majors that was aired from 1974-78.  The show sort of lead the way for the future cyborg-type movies, with the of all of those bionic limbs that he had been equipped with…

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“Mini – Me” Tiny Little Frog in Missouri

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I guess these little guys and gals are all over the place in the spring and summer in Missouri and other parts of the States, but I rarely see one.  I caught this little guy attached to my front door stair case railing as I was about to walk up the stairs…

This toad might possibly be named the “American Toad” or the “Fowler’s Toad” according to “Ask a Naturalist” (Below) . . .

If you’d actually like to learn a bit about them you can follow the links below:

Toads & Frogs of Missouri (.pdf)

Ask a Naturalist

Facts About Frogs & Toads (Live Science)

 

She was “spoiled rotten,” but we all loved her…

[CeCe: 2000?-2015]

“I’ll certainly miss your presence when visiting home …”

“Cece,” was the family (parents’) dog… a salt-n-pepper Shih Tzu. She was an incredibly spoiled little brat, but we all loved her. … She passed earlier this year not too long after the Christmas holidays.  Well, at least I made it home one last time before she moved on to “dog heaven”…

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“Shootin’ the bull”-Bull Energy

This is the first picture that I uploaded to flikr.com back in 2009 – April 13, 2009 to be exact.  Not that it’s that “awesome” or anything, but there’s a somewhat interesting story that develops with it… I took this photo while attending a military leadership course entitled, “The Advanced Noncommissioned Officer’s Course,” now entitled, “The Senior Leadership Course.”  Of course, in the military, we always refer to things by their acronyms, so: ANCOC (“A-NOC”) & / or SLC…

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