Monday, March 19, 2012

New Contact Lenses? Nope; Just Some Emerald Warriors

Literally. That's the name of the exercise. This is the part that utilizes a night vision device. Well... it's sort of like a contact lens...


U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sam Goodman 

15 comments:

Another Navy Guy said...

You have green eyes?

Susan Katz Keating said...

Six days into a heavy duty assignment, it's more like, bloodshot eyes. And the J.D. supply remains untouched!

Navy Guy said...

I got a black eye once.

Susan Katz Keating said...

I gave a black eye once.

Grumpy said...

Susan sounds like somebody tried to tap her supply of J.D., without consent.

Susan Katz Keating said...

Grumpy! You were watching through night vision goggles, weren't you!

Grumpy said...

Susan, I could give you some real nightmares about your precious supply of J.D.. There is a way to drain the complete contents of the bottle, without breaking the seal on the cap. People don't know it, but if you know something about glass, it can be drilled from the bottom and not break the bottle. Here's how you do it, [REDACTED].

You would be surprised to know many things I have seen. Let's just leave it at that. Let's just call it a benefit of old age.

Susan Katz Keating said...

Wait. You're just going to leave it at that? No tutorial?

Oh wait. I forgot to check the REDACTED file. Do you need a pass to read it, or can I just drill into the file from the bottom?

Cow Girl said...

Why do we have to wait for the comments to get moderated now! This sucks, SKK!

Susan Katz Keating said...

Sorry about that, CG! I have had a rash of comments from my former husband, who has been trying to post his complaints about various matters, including a long resolved property settlement. So I had to block him.

Cow Girl said...

Dude! It's over! Move on!

Another Navy Guy said...

He complains about the property settlement on your blog? Right there that tells me almost everything I need to know.

Anonymous said...

Did you just get divorced?

Susan Katz Keating said...

Nope.

Grumpy said...

SKK,

"[REDACTED]", why of course, we don't want anyone to raid your cache of J.D. BTW, I'm the one, who [REDACTED] the comment, not SKK.

About the tutorial, Lady, that is something my father taught me when I was 8 or 9 years old. If you just drill from the bottom, you'll break the bottle and ruin the booze. We can't have that. My dad would flame treat the glass from some soda bottles, while I was out on an errand. When I got home, my mom, dad and I would go to a gravel pit, about a quarter mile away. This pit had a shooting table and a target table about the same length as a football field, the table was about 20 feet from the surface, certain were always shooting into an infinite ground. My dad put his treated soda bottles up on the table and he asked me to shoot them with a 22 rifle. I loaded up and was ready to shoot. I aimed, I shot and nothing happened. I would have sworn, that I hit that bottle. I pulled the bolt back and another round went into the chamber. Again, I aimed, shot and nothing happened. I'm sure I hit the bottle. I repeated the whole procedure, with the same result. I turn I look at my father I said I will see how much I missed them by. On the first bottle, I found 3 holes in the bottle and yet the bottle was still standing and on the fourth shot, it shattered. On the 2nd bottle, I aimed for a known weak spot and it shattered on the 1st shot. Please understand this was the mid–1950s and my mother was the one who actually taught me how to shoot. My father would often tease me and say, “I notice you don't argue with your mother very much.” I would reply, “You don't argue with a woman who can shoot like her. She would hit a penny on a white background, many times over.