Daily Archives: March 7, 2019

Well, Did He Ever Return? No, He Never Returned …

And his fate is still unlearned.

Well, the blog theme is back. though I’m still trying to get everything lined up again. But the emailed blog part should be working again. 

Although it was supposed to rain all day today, it was pretty nice this morning and the same was forecast for this afternoon. So I decided to wait until we got back from lunch to work outside on my rig wipers and maybe, pre-loosening the oil filter.

But of course it was pouring down rain when we got home. so that took care of that.

Jan and did head out about 12:30, for lunch/breakfast at our new fav, SnoozeAM. We’ve kind of become disillusioned with The Egg and I, due to the lackluster service we had on recent visits. And since Jan found they have her favorite Avocado Toast,

Snooze Bravocado Toast

she’s a happy eater, too.

Although I really like their Shrimp & Grits, it’s pretty high in calories, so I went back to the Snooze Classic 3 Egg Breakfast, with Bacon, Fruit, and an English Muffin.

Snooze Classic Egg Breakfast

But on the way, our first stop was Rudy’s BBQ for another  shaker of their coarse ground pepper and 3 bottles of their BBQ sauce.

After lunch I dropped off Jan at her favorite nail place for a No-Mani/Only Pedi. She really likes this place because of all the hygienic measures they take.

While she was there I made a run over to the nearby O’Reilly’s to pick up a couple of bundles of shop rags for my filter change out.

Thought for the Day: 

Just when you think they can’t come up with another scam.

He may fly forever in the skies above us.
He’s the man who never returned.

Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home
Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Plot 555
Misau Street
PMB 437
Garki, Abuja, FCT NIGERIA

Dear Mr. Sir,


I am Dr. Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde. He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.

In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 15,000,000 American Dollars. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association. If we can obtain access to this money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $ 3,000,000 American Dollars. In order to access the his trust fund we need your assistance.

Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your account or subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/ or operating foreign accounts in our names.

Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20 percent of the transferred sum, while 10 percent shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction. You will be mandated to remit the balance 70 percent to other accounts in due course.

Kindly expedite action as we are behind schedule to enable us include down payment in this financial quarter.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this message via my direct number 234 (0) 9-234-XXXX only.

Yours Sincerely, Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager