Saturday, April 18, 2015

Yup, time to give up the sports car for something more practical. 4-door family car with trunk space...

 Infiniti G37S convertible 2010 - $24000 (Murrells Inlet) [craigslist]

2010 Infiniti G37S conv.odometer: 48000VIN: JN1CV6FEXAM352648paint color : black size : full-sizetype : convertible drive : rwdfuel : gas transmission : automatictitle status : clean cylinders : 6 cylinders
condition: excellent
Infiniti G37S Convertible Sports package Pristine - $24000 OBO (Murrells Inlet)

For more pictures:
http://our-odyssey.blogspot.com/2011/12/2010-infiniti-g37-convertible-sport.html

I replaced the front tires 2 years ago. Brand new rear tires (only a month old) She currently has just over 48K miles.

2010 Infiniti G37S Convertible odometer: 48000+

VIN: JN1CV6FEXAM352648
paint color : black
size : full-size
type : convertible
drive : rwd
fuel : gas
transmission : automatic
title status : clean
cylinders : 6 cylinders natural aspiration

2010 Infiniti G37S Convertible Sport w/ Navigation and Bose sound. Excellent Condition a 9/10. Never raced, pampered. Only 48K highway miles. aprox: 344 bHP with aftermarket exhaust system (Stillen) (up from 325 bHP) and aftermarket suspension coil-overs (BC Racing).

Offered under KBB and NADA value. Worth $28000 asking $24000. Will not last long. :)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A weekend with friends from California

Our friends from California Dan and Kathy (who we met on our cruise down the Danube River two years ago) came out to visit us.  We are making plans for a 2nd cruise together down the Rhine this year.


Dan, Kathy, Sharon and me


Today we spent the day at Brookgreen Gardens and enjoyed fair weather and history of the gardens.


http://www.yelp.com/biz/rustic-table-pawleys-island


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Artist Charles Williams and his exhibit "SWIM"

One of the many pieces on exhibit and for sale at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum.
Sharon and I visited this past weekend and took in C. Williams' work entitled "SWIM"

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi DAY 3.1415927....

I honor of my little girl (Madison) who brought this to my attention....

The ancient Babylonians knew of pi's existence nearly 4000 years ago.
The ancient Babylonians knew of pi's existence nearly 4000 years ago. Illustration: Pi Island by fdecomite licensed under CC BY 2.0
At 9:27 am this Saturday, scientists and mathematicians around the world celebrated a one-in-100-year event in a special and somewhat bizarre manner.
International Pi Day, which honors one of the world's most recognizable mathematical symbols, is traditionally celebrated on March 14 at 1.59 pm – a date and time that gives the first six digits of the number pi (3.14159) in the US date format.
This year, Pi Day falls on 3/14/15 – a sequence that won't occur for another century. Although some pi enthusiasts will stick to the traditional time, many will kick off celebrations at 9.27am, permitting them to indulge in a further two digits (3.1415927) of their beloved irrational number.
Pi, represented by the Greek letter π, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It is an irrational number, so its digits never end or repeat. Pi helped ancient Egypt build the pyramids and has aided in the discovery of the Higgs boson or "God particle".

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mic conquers "Mount Snow" and Amazing dinner

On a recent trip up to Apex for Apex Day and a long weekend with Kids, and my sister Cindy. The big snow of the month was over and piles were stacked as parking lots were cleared.... giving Mic an opportunity....

In celebration of Ryan's 28th BD.  We did it up right with a big dinner...



Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

RIP Mr Spock

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock with cast of Star Trek.



Leonard Nimoy, the much-beloved "Star Trek" star, passed away on Friday at his Bel Air residence in Los Angeles. He was 83.

Nimoy's wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed the news to the New York Times and said his death was caused by the final stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nimoy was hospitalized earlier this week at the UCLA Medical Center after suffering from chest pain. Last year the veteran actor revealed he had pulmonary disease (COPD), which he blamed on years of smoking -- a habit he had given up 30 years prior.

Nimoy, who was best known for his role as Mr. Spock on "Star Trek" held down a variety of roles in his over 50-year career and earned four Emmy Award nominations for his outstanding contributions to film and television.
Nimoy sent out his last tweet to his 1.1 million followers on Feb. 23, reading: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP."

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2016 Ford GT (Beast of the Detroit Auto Show)





One of the most aesthetically pleasing and beautiful cars to hit asphalt in the last 20-years.  
Thank you FORD, watch out Maranello.  Can we say a repeat of 1966 & 67 wins at 24hr-Le Mans.

Dr. Saleeby to open satellite clinic in Cary, NC (Raleigh-Durham area)

Coming Very Soon... a satellite clinic in Cary, NC


Located at:
Carolina Compounding Pharmacy & Health Center
254 Towne Village Drive, Cary, NC 27513
            (800) 965-8482 for scheduling
                       behind the Fresh Market and Char Grill on Cary Pkwy
                   Accepting New patients at this location
               www.PHC365.com


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Another Milestone.... JP's 50th BDay

Happy Birthday from Google... now ain't that nice.

JP holding a non-Paleo Birthday Cake... none for this guy.  He would need a shot of Victoza
if I took a bit of that cake.

Head RN Melissa with a healthy Fruit Bouquet

Office nurse Shelley with her healthy creation.  I got some talented staff.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Dr. Adrian Wheat... RIP. A member of the Soc. of Civil War Surgeons and friend.

adrian wheat
 
WHEAT, Dr. Thomas Adrian.
 
On February 2, 2015, the world became a little darker and heaven even brighter with the passing of an extraordinary man, Thomas Adrian Wheat. Born on June 8, 1945 in Lewisburg, Tenn. to a country doctor, Thomas Adrian Wheat and his wife, Frances Bridges Wheat. At a very young age, Adrian would make rounds to his father's patients' homes and was exposed to a role model selflessly helping others. Adrian continued throughout  is life to follow his father's example of kindness, generosity and selflessness. Adrian grew up in Shelbyville, Tenn., graduated from the University of Tennessee and the University of Tennessee Medical School and thus forever his blood flowed orange. He served 27 years in the U.S. Army as a surgeon, including nine months in a battlefield hospital during the First Gulf War. He retired with the rank of Colonel.
 
Woven throughout his Tennessee childhood was his keen interest in the Civil War. He combined his knowledge of medicine and his interest in the Civil War to become one of the top authorities in the nation on Civil War medicine. He volunteered thousands of hours to the cause of the study of Civil War medicine. He was a founding member of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and served on its Board of Directors. He was also a founding member of the Sociey of Civil War Surgeons and vice president of its Board of Directors. Adrian willingly and graciously shared his knowledge of Civil War medicine with hundreds of groups. He worked with every National Park Service Civil War battlefield site in the United States in interpreting the war to the visitors, as well as helping to train the staff. Adrian's wit, charm and expertise can be seen in his Banner Lecture on Civil War medicine, which is available on the Virginia Historical Society's website.
 
He married the love of his life, Marla, 30 years ago this December, thus acquiring the titles of husband and stepfather to Courtney and Brittney. Marla and Adrian's marriage was a daily testament to the marriage vows of honoring and cherishing each other. No title-historian, lecturer, surgeon, re-enactor, did he love more than that of "Poppy" to his three adored grandchildren. He shamelessly spoiled them with his time, love and ability to weave a fantasy world for them with his great imagination and humor. He is survived by his wife, Marla Martin Wheat;stepdaughters, Courtney Hewitt Griffith and Brittney Hewitt Van Deusen; and son-in-law, Mark Van Deusen. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Jackson Griffith, Marla Margaret Van Deusen and Winifred Wheat Van Deusen. Other survivors include three sisters and their husbands, Dr. Judy Wheat Wood and Dr. William Chadwick Wood, Katherine Jean Wheat and Russell Stevens, Rosemary Bobo and David S. Curtis; as well as nieces and nephews, Col. Sam and Ann Curtis, Dr. Claire Somervell Curtis, Dr. Carrie Wood Waller and Benjamin Waller, Rachel and Ron Striewig and Dawn and Sydney Pickett. 
 
A celebration of Adrian's life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at St. James's Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest donations to The Society of Civil War Surgeons www.civilwarsurgeons.org or the Richmond SPCA www.richmondspca.org.


[Sharon and I had the pleasure to get to know Adrian and his wife Marla at the Soc of CW Surgeons meetings and at a special lecture where we both presented in Stratford Hall (Birthplace of the Lees of Virginia).  He will be missed.]

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Mic and Ultimate/ Pics by Maddy, and a long board.

Mic in PLAY:


smack down





Mic's new Long Board
Super Fly

Photos by Madison Saleeby.  Board by Globe.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Videos of the CW reenactors events

video

11th annual Battle of Charleston weekend

11th Annual Battle of Charleston
Living Military Timeline featuring Pirates, Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII,
Korean Conflict, and Vietnam living history and skirmishes.
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Battle of Charleston 2015
By Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD

On a farm on Johns Island just outside downtown Charleston, SC reeanactors converge to demonstrate living history in sight, sound and smell.  From January 30 through Feb 1st, 2015, the Legare Farms opened up to host dozens of folks dressed up in grey and blue, but not only Civil War reenactors, there were those from the Revolutionary War.  Also there were those representing WWII both American troops and German.  Not to be out done a few were from both the Korean and the Vietnam conflicts.  On Saturday the afternoon opened up with over 30-minutes of volleys from Union and Confederate sides.  Charges by infantry and cavalry alike waxed and waned as they reenacted a civil war battle.  This three day battle, the Battle of Burdens Causeway or the Battle of Bloody Bridge, was the largest battle on Johns Island during the Civil War. In July of 1864, the Confederates still defending Charleston had control of James Island and Johns Island. This was followed by a firefight between Nazi German troops and US troops.  Finally to round out the reenactments there were those representing US troops fighting the Northern Vietnamese Army.  Spectators roamed freely about all the camps.  A History lesson in the storied conflicts we saw wrapped up all in one weekend.

Trench Warfare





Union cannons produced this cool smoke ring



loud BOOMS from the heavy artillery from both sides.





Cavalry charges


a few reenactors "dead" scattered the battlefield






WWII  American and German troops




Vietnam reenactors & camp



Special thanks to Mike Glasier who hooked me up with this event.  I dressed up a bit with a hat and CSA jacket and toted along my 1864 NY 99th Navy Dr. Whiteford Amputation Kit.