- I found Jim hiding in Florida. Did you know that he uses an alias "Tomey"
Oscar Sosa for The New York Times
BRANFORD, Fla. "Lots of artillery out there," an old man hollered
from the safety of the Suwannee River's edge, and he was right. The
sturgeon were jumping high and fast
Jim Tomey, sitting by the riverbank, said watching for sturgeon was
his summer ritual. "I love to come down here," Mr. Tomey said, "and
sit and watch them fish jump."
See photos in ZoCal Photo section. It is Jim. No doubt about it.
I'll take this down after a few days. No need to clutter up the site.
el Toro, CA
- Naw, too skinny and old...must be his dad (his dad DOES live in Florida,
Plus, no techno gadgets, no flying things, no trains...can't be Jim.
> I found Jim hiding in Florida. Did you know that he uses an alias "Tomey"
- --- In ZoCal@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Hoshiko" <billhko@...> wrote:
> I found Jim hiding in Florida. Did you know that he uses an
>The guy is Jim's twin brother. He is a kind of cheap guy,
want to fly without investing thousands and thousands into
aircraft projects. He is actually learning some aspects of
flying from the fish. He is planning to become the first
human flying without wings or any other artificial help.
(And he wants to do it before Jim gets one of his own
aircrafts off the ground :-)
- Better check those photos again
> Naw, too skinny and old...must be his dad (his dad DOES live in
> ya know!)alias "Tomey"
> Plus, no techno gadgets, no flying things, no trains...can't be Jim.
> > I found Jim hiding in Florida. Did you know that he uses an
- GreetingZ (well, maybe) GroperZ,
So, Summertime, and the loZerZ are eaZy - to find, posting here,
rather than out enjoying a wonderful Independence Day. Before I go
any further with the frivolity, let's all take a moment to remember
why we have this day off (well, most of uZ) - the price of freedom is
anything, but free. As Thomas Jefferson so wisely wrote, "The tree of
Liberty must be refreshed, from time to time, with the blood of
patriots and tyrants." It's pretty clear, from what's been going on
lately, that Tyranny is way overdue for a major fertilization
appointment. Keep your eyes open, there is strength in numbers, and
this, too, shall pass.
OK, now for the subject at hand. Very funny. Oh, I'm just rolling on
the floor, giggling like some Valley girl (Silicone, not Silicon, for
a change :) from San Fernando, just down the freeway from the fork in
the road, as Johnny Carson used to say. So, you've finally found my
secret Summer vacation spot, and even managed to PhotoShop into my
portrait Version 0.1 of the MicroTrack switching/classification yard I
built at the Anaheim GTE last January (gawd, that seems like 1,000
years ago). I will point out that I've got a pretty nice six-pack,
there (no, abs, not beer, you ninnieZ! ;) I have been learning a lot
about flyin' from the fishies there, too, as was so cleverly surmiZed
by the more casual observerZ. The interesting parallel is that no one
knows why they fly, and the same goes for me (especially in the
aerodynamics-of-a-bumblebee helicopters). The fish also have a
penchant for smacking people up-side the head, body, and limbs, often
causing severe injuries (well, that's what you get for being an a-hole
and driving a boat at 50+ mph through one of the half-dozen areas
along the 265 mile-long Suwanee River where the fish are jumpin'.
"Evolution in action", is all I can say (quick, what are the names of
the science fiction authors and their novel in which this phrase was
coined, and where did the story take place?). That's about all I'm
gonna say the next time I'm down there and some fool happens to get
between me and some food, especially the participantZ in this
hilarious thread (so, forewarned may prevent getting forearmed! :)
On a more on-topic note, I'm getting ready to submit our request for
exhibition space at the GTE in Del Mar in December. How much space do
we think we can fill? I'm thinking on the order of at least 20 x 20
feet, maybe even as much as 20 x 40 feet, to accommodate the new
moduleZ, BYOZ, and maybe our very own hot-dog stand within a private,
curtained-off lounge area, where we can kick back and relax between
rotationZ on show duty. Lemme know your guesstimateZ.
I'll be spending this coming weekend completing the enclosure for the
trailer for my autogyro, which will also come in handy for moving
moduleZ, and I may also finish it off with some basic camper interior
details, some of which may be designed to accept parts that can be
moved between the Helicycle Hangar/BAZ-Mobile. The latter may be
large enough to store, if not also transport, both the Helicycle and
autogyro after both aircraft construction/reconstruction has been
completed later this year. If the dual-storage possibility pans out,
that would mean that the second trailer would be freed up for the
train show seaZon, especially when the Winter weather is too poor to
fly, for long-range trips where having a camper would be helpful, and
when lots of moduleZ need to be moved (e.g., NTS 2008 in Anaheim).
BTW, I was going to attend the 23 June gathering, but, relying on my
memory, I had shifted the meeting in my mind to Sunday, the 24th -
it's a good thing someone posted about the gathering Saturday morning,
as I was preparing to drive down Saturday night! I hope to be able to
attend whenever the next get-together will be, but, the next month, or
so, are going to be busy, with a national experimental helicopter
fly-in in Ohio the next-to-last weekend of July, AirVenture Oshkosh
the last week of the month, and NTS in Detroit the last weekend.
Until we meet again, and All Z BeZt.