Back… From vacation.


Returned last night / this morning about 2am from an 8 day cruise with the family. My wife, 2 year old, 4 month old, and my wife’s parents hit the
high seas for food, fun and… well… sickness. Oh well. It happens.

I’ll have to sum up the week in a post, but this happened on our ship, not to us, thank goodness.

One of the passengers aboard the Carnival Liberty, a man in his 70s, broke the neck of an armed robber, killing him, according to police in Limon, Costa Rica.
A group of 12 tourists from the Carnival cruise ship Liberty, who were attacked by three armed muggers in Costa Rica last week, made it safely back to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.
One of those tourists, a man in his 70s who has not been identified, broke the neck of one attacker, killing him, according to police in Limon, Costa Rica.
The other two assailants ran off and none of the tourists were hurt, despite the fact the muggers were armed with at least one knife and a gun.
The story received national attention and reporters and photographers waited at the exit gate of Terminal 19
in Port Everglades early Sunday, but the ”hero of the Liberty,” as he has become known, didn’t identify himself and avoided the media.
He has been described as a former U.S. Marine who is thought to be from Ohio.
The van he and the other passengers had hired was attacked by the three men in ski masks just as it arrived at a nearby beach, according to the cruise line.

After the incident, the passengers had the van take the injured mugger to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
He was identified as Warner Segura, 20.
Costa Rican authorities ruled the killing was self-defense and did not press charges.
Other passengers said the ship had left Limon about 90 minutes late Wednesday after the incident.

Many of those passengers said they had walked around the city without trouble. ”Me and my friends walked about 12
blocks and had a beer on every block with no problem,” said Bob Dancy, 69, of Indianapolis. “If it had happened to me I probably would have done the same thing. And I probably would have gotten shot.”

So now it looks like all the cruise lines are pulling their stops in Limon, Costa Rica as a result and will be going to Hondras instead. How pissed would you be if you were the President or Prime Minister of Costa Rica and as a result of these 3 hooligans, you loose the tourism dollars from the cruise lines. Time to clean up crime in that area, eh? I’d be furious. I’d find jobs for the youths and put the country to work earning back the trust of the cruise industry. No more guns, no more violence, base your ecomony on tourism and SHARE THE WEALTH!!!

Valentine’s Day


Has come and gone again…

6th year in a row now that UrbanMummy gets the following items – lest I screw up this holiday – Chocolate heart, flowers (not roses, she hates roses – but loves Calalillies), a card from me, a card from our son and new this year a card from our other son too, a gift – something thoughtful if at all possible, and this year, like last year a gift from the kiddies – each card came with a mini box of chocolates. I also got her this cute figurine of a mummy holding a little baby, which goes with the mummy holding the toddler she got for Mother’s day last year.

It’s like a mission, Valentines Day is… You can’t screw it up and leave it to the last minute. It needs time to prepare.

It’s -30 today with the windchill. That’s really fucking cold. Too fucking cold to be walking around without a hat. I need a hat. I’m cold. So cold that I’m just getting feeling back in my ears. Hmmmm. Only a few days and I’ll be going from -30 to +30. CAN’T WAIT!!!!

Only 45 Days to Wrestlemania.
(Break it down)

One day… One paper left to do before vacation. I’ve barely touched it and I’m already half way done it. It needs work. A lot of work.

My Valentine’s Day surprise from UrbanMummy… Besides a beautiful card from the kiddies and a super-yummy dinner (wheres the soup?) I was floored by the ultra-sexy hair cut my wife of almost 6 year got. Yumma Humma.

CANCER…


A very scary word that has no doubt touched each and every one of us in some way. I’ve always known it best as being what killed my mother’s best friend, after she battled breast cancer for 16 years.

Yesterday, the disease hit somewhat close to home when I received and email from my friend’s wife – whom I have known for about 10 years, he played on my ball hockey team with his brother – that simply stated that he has cancer. No details were given because none were known.

SHOCK.

They have a baby a few months older than the Happy Boy and they are expecting their second child very, very soon.

SHOCK.

As someone who tries to keep his emotions in check – never get too high, never get too low – this email has been most disturbing for me. You see, me and death do not get along very well. Quite frankly the concept of death I understand and am cool with, but the who concept of being dead forever (if that is what you believe too) is what disturbs me most. I try to put myself in his shoes and imagine what is going on in his mind, and then I stop. There is so much to think about and so much to do.

It’s all very sad.

But as a generally non-religious person, I said a prayer for him this evening and will probably do so every day until he gets through this ordeal. He needs everyone’s support. I look forward to reporting in my blog in the future of his progress, for the sake of his wife and children and those around him who love, care for, respect him and are his friends.

Get well soon!!!