Wednesday, March 25, 2015


THE COMPLETE LIST: Leroy Jethro Gibbs has rules that he enforces with everyone on his team, in 3x05 "Switch" he told Ziva that there are approximately fifty rules. However, not all of the rules have been revealed and some numbers have two different rules. Here are the rules that have been revealed so far:

Rule #1: Never let suspects stay together. (Franks) 1x01 'Yankee White'

Rule #1: Never screw over your partner. 4x14 'Blowback'

Rule #2: Always wear gloves at a crime scene.  (Franks) 1x01 'Yankee White'

Rule #3: Don't believe what you're told. Double check. (Franks) 1x01 'Yankee White'

Rule #3: Never be unreachable. 3x13 'Deception'

Rule #4: The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself .Second best? Tell one other person - if you must. There is no third best. 4x11 'Blowback'

Rule #5: You don't waste good. (…"You're Good" Gibbs says to DiNozzo) 8x22 'Baltimore'

Rule #6: Never apologize — It’s a sign of weakness.  A rule used more often than the others, but finally given a number in 7x12 'Flesh and Blood' during a great Gibbs/DiNozzo moment. The first person to use that phrase was John Wayne in, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon." "Never apologize, mister, it. It's a sign of weakness." — In the episode 3x23 'Hiatus Part-1' DiNozzo explains to NCIS Director, Jenny Shepard, that Gibbs took this one from "The Duke himself."

Rule #7: Always be specific when you lie. 1x23 'Reveille'

Rule #8: Never take anything for granted. 3x10 'Probie'

Rule #9: Never go anywhere without a knife. 1x13 'One Shot, One Kill' & 1x20 'Missing'

Rule #10: Never get personally involved on a case. (Said by Tony, agreed on by Gibbs) 7x21 'Obsession'

Rule #11: When the job is done, walk away. 6x24 'Semper Fidelis'

Rule #12: Never date a coworker. 1x15 'Enigma'

Rule #13: Never, ever involve a lawyer. 6x07 'Collateral Damage' & 7x24 'Rule Fifty-One'

Rule #14: Bend the line, don't break it. And Gibbs said human smuggling breaks it.

Rule #15: Always work as a team. 5x05 'Leap of Faith'

Rule #16: If someone thinks they have the upper-hand, …break it! (DiNozzo) 8x24 'Pyramid'

Rule #18: It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission. 3x04 'Silver War'

Rule #22: Never, ever bother Gibbs in interrogation. 4x10 'Smoked'

Rule #23: Never mess with a Marine's coffee if you want to live. 2x09 'Forced Entry'

Rule #27: Two ways to follow: First way, they never notice you, — second way, they only notice you. 7x15 'Jack Knife' & 7x24 'Rule Fifty-One'

Rule #35: Always watch the watchers. 8x22 'Baltimore'

Rule #36: If you think you're being played, you are

Rule #38: Your case, your lead. 6x16 'Bounce'

Rule #39: There is no such thing as coincidence. 7x21 'Obsession'

"The 40's are for Emergency Use Only!" (Mentioned by Abby) 7x24 'Rule Fifty-One'

Rule #40: If it seems someone is out to get you, they are. (Said by Abby, agreed on by Gibbs) 7x22 'Borderland' & 7x24 'Rule Fifty-One'

Rule #42: Don't ever accept an apology from someone who just sucker-punched you

Rule #44: First things first. Hide the women and children. 7x23 'Patriot Down'

Rule #45: Clean up your own mess. (Gibbs Said, "Left a mess I've got to clean up." — DiNozzo commented that's basically Rule #45) 7x24 'Rule Fifty-One' (See Below)

Rule #51: Sometimes — You're Wrong! 7x24 'Rule Fifty-One'

Rule #62: Always give people space when they get off the elevator. Season 11, episode 13. Quoted by Abby to Gibbs.
Rule #69: Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her mom. 

Rule #69: "Always carry a lighter (Marine Corps Zippo)." I believe the Quote attributed to #69 above was said to Tobias by Gibbs during the episode involving former wife Diane and the disappearance of her current husband. It was "Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man."

I believe Gibbs lives by an unwritten rule #1,as I do. Don't start no shit and there won't be none.
Gibbs says to Tony that a rule was “You may only break 2 rules”.

Rule #70: McGee created a new one:. Keep digging long enough and you'll hit bottom.

Should be a rule number 71: you don't have to be Gibbs or an NCIS agent to live by these rules.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


On the National Register of Historic Places, Grandview Heights in West Palm Beach, established in 1910, includes twelve homes in Craftsman, Florida Bungalow, Spanish Mission, Dutch Colonial Revival, Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival-style homes to view.  Their Annual Grandview Historic Home Tour will be held Sunday, March 29th from 3-7 pm.  Tours began in 1995.  There are 13 Historic Districts in West Palm Beach.

Connect with early Florida lifestyles and view historical Florida art as early as 1890 at Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast.  Paintings are by Highwaymen, the itinerant African-American artists whose work reflects Florida pastoral scenes. 
A block party is included with entertainment by Lotsa Papas and food, a plated meal, from the restaurant Aioli.  Meet and mingle with creative homeowners.
Grandview Heights is located between Parker Avenue and the FEC railroad tracks, just south of Okeechobee Blvd.  Boundaries are Park Place, Alabama Avenue, M Street and Lake Avenue.  Residents with 2-story homes can see the Atlantic Ocean over the island of Palm Beach from 2nd story windows.  Hence, the area name evolved, Grandview Heights.  This is a successful urban neighborhood with great diversity. 
For further information call 561-877-1221.  Tour Admission is $35 with volume and early bird discounts.  A souvenir booklet with a self-guided walking tour and map will be provided.

Saturday, March 07, 2015


IMAGINE… a neighborhood that is family oriented, with safe streets and no through traffic, with flocks of green parrots nesting in the trees in an “Old Florida World” setting.  Such is the case in Lake Worth’s historic Parrot Cove.  The area borders on Lucerne Avenue on the south, a golf course on the east, the south side of 13th Avenue on the north and the east side of Federal on the west.  The single family homes date from the 1920’s heydays but the majority of residences were built during the 1950’s and 1960’s.  There is an eclectic mix of colorful homes, inns, and churches. The neighbohood is pet friendly.  Landscaping is lush and blooming.   Virtual tour.  On March 15th, come, attend and enjoy.

A non-profit neighborhood association was formed in April 2000 to provide information to the 600 homes in the neighborhood, on a wide range of issues and to meet neighbors.  General meetings are held at least six times a year.  Cost annually is $10 for an individual and $20 for a family.  Social Membership is available to those who do not live within the boundaries of Parrot Cove. The “Parrot in the Hood” parties for Association members are held in resident’s homes and block parties and private tours are also held.  There is a published newsletter, 6 times a year, delivered to residents’ doorsteps.
Every other year a major fundraiser is held with a Home and Garden tour, when residents’ open their homes to visitors.  This year’s tour will be held on Sunday, March 15, with visits to 9 homes, 3 gardens, 2 inns, a golf course clubhouse and 2 churches.  Purchased in advance at and several local stores and inns, tickets are $25.  If purchased after noon on March 13, tickets are $30.  Tour is held from 2 to 6 pm and starts at Believers’ Victory Church, 918 N. Lakeside Drive.  Check-in will open at 1:30 pm.  The money raised is used to improve the community and to give to local charities.  In spite of morning rain, in 2012 there were 420 participants.

Residents can walk to shops, restaurants and pubs, library, movie theatre, playhouse, post office, city hall, grocery stores, pharmacies, a municipal golf course on the water and ocean public access beach.

Monday, March 02, 2015


BOCA BAYOU - 350 SOUTH OCEAN BOULEVARD 24/7 manned gate, 5 pools, tennis courts, clubhouse. 23 properties available today up to $275,000.
Large complex with boat docks, ocean access, low HOAs, just north of Deerfield Beach.

27 three to six story buildings of waterfront condos, some with fabulous water views of Intracoastal, Hillsboro River and lagoon. Ocean access, one bridge on Federal Highway (11' clearance in high tide, 13' in low tide). Watch the yachts from your terrace. Dockage when available, docks are deeded to units and some owners rent them out. Built 1976-1981.
Boca Bayou is a large waterfront community particularly for boat enthusiasts. It is located off SW 18th Street between Dixie Highway and Federal Highway in Boca Raton, north of the Federal Highway Bridge and Marina One, and just minutes from Mizner Park and Royal Palm Plaza with dozens of dining venues and shopping.

Boca Bayou offers 24/7 manned gated security, fifty boat docks, five pools, saunas, common laundry facilities in each building (some units have washers and dryers), a library, tennis, clubhouse, elevator, exercise room, extra storage, community room, game room, sauna, shuffleboard, spa, picnic area, putting green. and a billiard room. 
The community's monthly homeowner’s association fee covers all amenities, building exterior, cable TV, common area, and elevator.


Close to Boca and Deerfield beaches restaurants and shopping, 20 minutes to West Palm Beach or Ft. Lauderdale airports, less than an hour to Miami International Airport, just minutes to the Boca Resort Hotel.  Lease OK, no pets.  No truck, RV.


23 units available, ranging from a 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit with water view to an updated 2 bedroom 2 bath unit, water views, wood and tile floors, deck on the water for $275,000.  Some have boat docks with the unit.  For waterfront property with ocean access (fixed bridge) the HOA fees are low.