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Galens on board...

Just figured I'd post something on behalf of Galen.

He's just now boarded the aircraft carrier he'll be on for the next couple of weeks.

Can't say too much, it's all classified information.

Can say this: It's big. It's metal. There are a lot of people. It's like a city that floats. And they serve pepsi on it. (he logged before I could ask if they served only pepsi, and it would be hysterical if they served only COKE instead, hahahaaha).

It also has it's own website. I didn't get that from him unfortunately. But he did say that every ship has it's own dedicated website. I of course immediately think of some... website with a status page. And if you log in you can see real time stats if the vessle is under attack. Here at last, we could have our own casualty reports page, just like in star trek. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to ask Galen if there's a "Casualty Report" box mounted on the wall of every room. You know, it's that thing that every crew member must immediately access and punch in the # of crew members that fell out of the hole in the wall or were vaporized when inbound munitions tear apart the ship. How else can the captain, upon the ship being struck, be notified of casualty reports coming in within 10 seconds of the hit? :P

That's all for now.

- Keman

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captpackrat
Feb. 15th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
"Casualty" can mean injury, not just death. So, getting injury reports immediately after being hit makes perfect sense; if you're bleeding all over the place, you're gonna call sick bay as soon as possible.
captpackrat
Feb. 15th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, BTW, you can find the web sites for various Navy ships here: http://www.nol.navy.mil/nol/alpha.html#U
murasadramon
Feb. 15th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
It'd need a "Live Update" page with random facts.
% of soldiers sick from the mess hall.
# of toilets currently in use
# of doors out of X currently open
Etc.
kemanorel
Feb. 15th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the interactive systems console, CAPTAIN, onboard the U.S.S. Blockhead. (Last logged in: 04/12/06:23:22)

Section 4a-92:
Mess hall doors: [*>CLOSED<*] [OPEN]
Main bridge ventilation: [OFF] [*>ON<*]
Toilet system flush: [*>individual<*] [bank flush] [self-test]* (DO NOT USE!!!)

;)
kuriin
Feb. 15th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
Pepsi > Coke.

:P
camstone
Feb. 15th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, like I don't already know. He should get in touch with ken_redtail. ;)
wolffit
Feb. 20th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
Who's Ken Redtail?

And for the record, they serve both Coke and Pepsi (and related beverages, including Dr Pepper) from the vending machines. The fountain in the officer's mess serves only Pepsi products.

USS Peleliu LHA-5
camstone
Feb. 20th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
Heh... if that's all that's in the vending machines, then I'd (really) be surprised. Although there is something to be said for Pepsi in the officer's mess... (Guessing that [Diet] Mt.Dew is high on the consumption list.)

And, as long as he doesn't get sucked into the intake of a harrier or a Chinook - I'd guess that he had "mission accomplished" and everything worked out in the end.

Oh, well... Ken... heh... he's just gonna have to find out for himself. =)
wolffit
Feb. 21st, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
err. That was actually me (Galen) posting that comment. So who's Ken? :-)

camstone
Feb. 22nd, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Foxes, they're everywhere.
Ken = sailor foxie on the USS Enterprise. He's just deploying from Norfolk. He's a good foxie... I hope to catch up with him some day aboard ship. =)
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