The Admiral is a bit of a contradiction in terms, firstly it is a she, yet she is named after the beloved Admiral William Adama who is a man and a veteran of the first Cylon war.  For those that are familiar with Adama no further introduction is needed, but for those who aren’t, William Adama is the faithful Admiral from the TV series Battle Star Galactica or ‘B-star G’ colloquially amongst the buds.  My admiral is a 1970 Ford F-250 with a 390 under the hood and a four-barrel on top.  No it is not the most fuel-efficient in its class but it has always done right by me.  James and I spent last summer giving her a new heart.  I always wanted to be a truck guy and thanks to a few important people (Josh, Jamie’s dad Alan, my papa) I am learning the in and outs of these old machines.  I love this truck and I hope to pass it on to my 16 year-old when I have one of those and I’ll pass this little bit of advice that Wes Anderson gave to me when I was sixteen “I’m not talking about dance lessons. I’m talking about putting a brick through the other guy’s windshield. I’m talking about taking it out and chopping it up.”