Does anyone really like their job?  . . . really? Or, does it just make more sense to be sitting on a white sandy beach while being served cocktails and eating oysters?

Many of you know where I work and what I do. Others I’ve told, but they just can’t remember. Yet there remains a few, I think, that just don’t have any clue as to what I do . . . they just think I write.

Well there are days in my life that I really enjoy, I guess because I get the best of many of my life’s elements that make me smile. Today was one of them.

One of the things I do at work requires me to audit the various processes and facility locations on a military installation. Today, I had the painstaking choir of looking at the Flying Leatherneck Museum repair and build-up facility aboard MCAS Miramar in San Diego. This is where they take, most times old and busted, aircraft and military (Marine Corps) aviation support equipment and fix them up for display in the museum. Well, if any of you know me, and my resume’, you would understand that it’s like me being a kid in a candy shop. I can talk and look at this stuff for hours, days and weeks; and this facility has all kinds of stuff to look at, and volunteers to talk with . . . and about. I even offered to change jobs with one of the guys that work there for just a year-and-a-half . . . just so I can look around.museum 4 museum 3 museum 2 museum 1 museum 5

 

 

 

I took a bunch of pics of some of the old stuff and some of the processes they employ to show you. I’m telling you . . . like a kid in a candy shop. Then I ran into this!

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I was being told that this “electronics transport” vehicle was a proto-type (one-off) that was created to help market a company’s capabilities at manufacturing for the fleet. I was also told that this was in immaculate running condition and was completely operable . . . except one of the wheels fell off. This vehicle is completely aluminum with a Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, 6-wheel steering and HID headlamps.

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The staff at the museum had entered it in displays and parades. Then one day the wheel fell off. Looks like the suspension and drive train wasn’t built to handle the task. Oh well, it’s bad ass anyway! I say we take it out for a test jump.

So now you’re thinking, ‘what does this have to do with food and drink?” Because, although I was emotionally involved with the audit, I couldn’t help think about the left-overs I brought for lunch today . . . and I was gonna tear it up when I got back to the office.museum 6

If anyone cares, this is Rosemary/Garlic Lamb Chops with Sautéed Garlic/Bacon Spinach and Chive/Tarragon Mashed Potatoes with a Tarragon/Parsley Compound butter (sorry unmelted when I took the picture). Yes, it was even better the next day.

McDonald’s is for wussies!

Foodie

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