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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1485 on: December 10, 2017, 06:52:25 PM »

My friend's son joined the Army Reserve and today I attended a early send-off party for him - I guess it is more like a 'congratulations' party.  Here is the short version of his recruitment story.

He goes to the Armed Forces Recruitment Center and skips past the Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Command to drop in with the Navy.  They ask him what he wants to do for the Navy?  He says he wants to learn machining and fabrication skills to help keep the fleet moving.  The Navy says, 'We just farm out our problems, sorry, (want some weed?)'

So next he stops in the Air Force office and they ask him what he wants to do for the Air Force?  He says he wants to learn machining and fabrication skills to help keep the air fleet moving.  The Air Force says, 'We just farm out our problems, sorry, (want some bennies?)'

Finally he stops in the Army office and they ask him what he wants to do for the Army?  He says he wants to learn machining and fabrication skills to help keep the Army moving.  The Army says, 'We just farm out our problems, sorry, (have you got any weed or bennies?)'

So he goes home.  At home he gets a phone call from the Army Reserves and they ask to meet with him, so he goes.  They don't have an office, they just meet at a donut shop and get a table next to the restroom.  The Army Reserves tell him they are looking for someone to learn machining and fabrication skills so as to repair all the broken shit they get sent from all the other armed forces!  '(But you have to like girls)'

The kid takes a test and just like that he is in.  He is going to Basic Training after he graduates school and then will spend over a year in Advance Training to learn CNC operation of lathes & mills along with other fabrication skills like welding and some low-level engineering so that he can make field repairs without needing an architect or engineer approval.

If there is a story in there it needs to be shouted from the rooftops!   :bk
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1486 on: December 12, 2017, 05:44:18 PM »

When I promoted myself out of driving school bus, The Boss makes a joke that I could get a job driving a chip truck.  And that is all it was - a joke. 

Last week she is reading the paper and finds a 'help wanted' in the feature section of the paper - NOT buried in the 'classifieds' where you expect to find a 'help wanted' ad.  The 'feature' story is a bought & paid story about a local dirt-bag trucking company looking for drivers to haul wood chips. 

Again The Boss makes a joke that I could go get a job with them.  My reply to that suggestion is I would get fired for never tossing a truck off the 45 MPH curve at the Bible Camp (a local landmark).

Today we go to the market and none other than the same company, "Bigfoot Trucking", has a chip truck on its side in the ditch at the 45 MPH curve at the Bible Camp.

It is easy as forecasting the sunset...
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1487 on: December 13, 2017, 04:48:29 PM »

Only inexperienced or poor quality drivers will driver poor equiptment. Unless desperate to keep the wolves from the door!
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1488 on: December 13, 2017, 06:33:37 PM »

Bigfoot Trucking dump so many chip trucks that they have their own emergency response clean-up wagon.  This is a dump truck & trailer with a tracked skid steer front loader.  It is a whole lot cheaper to clean up your own mess than to pay the State Highway Dept. to do it for you!  The dump truck shuttles the chips between the spill and the original destination, in this case it was the paper mill.
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1489 on: December 13, 2017, 11:26:08 PM »


.....so I go down the strip mall a ways and find myself a bottle of Famous Grouse.


Hooked another one.    :cool:


Iffen y'all don't remember, I've been drinkin' "The Bird" long before I heard of or read any of WEB Griffin's works.

And if it matters, one of the singles in the blend is The Macallan, a bottle of their 12 I also keep on hand at all times.

Kenny, I know what you should try.  Find yourself some Johnny Walker "Blender's Batch".  I think this stuff is underrated and under-priced for what it delivers.  I'm sipping some right now.
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1490 on: December 14, 2017, 03:18:32 AM »



Never been a Johnnie fan, but I'll track some down and try it.


Ever have Jameson's "caskmates" ?

The stout was first, next an IPA and an exclusive to the Lost Angel Less Califailure area, 'Angel City'.

The stout is good.  Not bothering with the other two.  I'd rather drink plain tap water than any IPA-based concoction.
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1491 on: December 14, 2017, 05:38:33 AM »

Only inexperienced or poor quality drivers will driver poor equiptment. Unless desperate to keep the wolves from the door!

When my buddy got out of the army he went to work for a mom and pop hardware store/LP gas place.  I visited him one weekend during that time.  We were driving down the road when we met an LP gas truck.   The driver was fighting to keep it between the lines, and the hood was flopping up and down so bad you could see it from way off.   As we met, my buddy laughs and says "There goes the competition".  I turned around as it passed to see the back of the truck, and one of the back doors was dangling by one hinge, almost dragging the ground. 
That told me everything I needed to know about the two LP gas suppliers in his area. 
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1492 on: December 14, 2017, 12:29:24 PM »



Never been a Johnnie fan, but I'll track some down and try it.


Ever have Jameson's "caskmates" ?

The stout was first, next an IPA and an exclusive to the Lost Angel Less Califailure area, 'Angel City'.

The stout is good.  Not bothering with the other two.  I'd rather drink plain tap water than any IPA-based concoction.
I have tried enough IPA to know I'd rather drink bleach than try another IPA.

I like most stout's if they are from a quality brewer.  The cheap stout is only good to pour over a roast in the slow cooker.  The difference is a good stout you can drink on its own but a cheap stout is only good for washing down food - after that it forms a bad aftertaste.

I have had a variety of Jameson products but I don't recall the "Caskmates".  I'll keep my eyes open for it.
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1493 on: December 15, 2017, 09:32:58 PM »

I go to Spokane today.  Snow is falling the entire duration.  No problem.  Drive within the limits of road conditions and leave an abundant reserve of traction and allow a lot of extra room for braking. 

Got there and back without any problem.  I experienced several slides but this was nothing I could not handle due to all the extra space I left myself for such an event.

Between the drive out and the drive home I must have seen two dozen slide offs.  One was a full size Furd pickup that went end-over-end coming to rest on its roof!

I can only imagine what that drive will be like this weekend and next.
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« Reply #1494 on: December 15, 2017, 09:35:01 PM »

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« Reply #1495 on: December 15, 2017, 10:18:28 PM »

Some people have to re-learn that ice is slick. We had just one day this season with bad roads.  Slideoffs were plentiful as always, but the bad thing is, it happened early enough this will repeat due to short memories. 
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« Reply #1496 on: December 16, 2017, 08:07:29 AM »

Our PGR motorcycle escort of Wreaths Across America was cancelled this morning. 2 cages to escort anyone else go to L.I. Nat. Cem. in your cages. I am staying home. Got a couple errands to do for Lori. And probably wrap the Christmas gifts too. Yes, I do all the wrapping. After all she deals with the major headache of buying the goodies.
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1497 on: December 16, 2017, 07:25:21 PM »

I'm a little under the weather.  I hardly notice it during the day but sleeping is kinda rough.  Dreams are amazing!  I'm dreaming I am sick and in bed but can't get any sleep when in fact I am sick in bed and can't get any sleep.  So its hard to tell when I really wake up... if you follow me.  The other day I was asleep but dreaming I was awake with my eyes shut.  There was a sound like a deep horn honk - maybe a fog horn - it didn't make any sense because it is so far out of place for where I live.  I'm laying there wonder WTF made that noise when The Boss walks in and calmly announces "Your blimp is here!"  I had to wake up to look around after that one.  Too much GTA5 I suppose.

Next morning, no school, so we get to sleep in a little.  I wake up and look across the bed at the clock - its all out of focus but in crystal clear focus is a red & blue 'tinsel' spider crawling across the bed right under The Boss' chin.  I frantically took a swipe at it to knock it away and I guess I might have brushed her upper lip & tip of her nose as I did.  She opened her eyes as I was winding up for a second shot and looking around for the target.  She couldn't go back to sleep after that but the sun was already up anyways so...

We go to town yesterday and I asked her to get some mucus relief (Musinex) stuff at the market when she is in there.  She doesn't - says we have some at home.  We get home but I can't find it.  She digs up the entire bathroom - every drawer and shelf - like a dog digging in the sand at the beach.  She finally finds a long-expired box!  So today I went all the way back to the market...
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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1498 on: December 16, 2017, 07:54:45 PM »


I'm a little under the weather.  I hardly notice it during the day but sleeping is kinda rough.  Dreams are amazing!  I'm dreaming I am sick and in bed but can't get any sleep when in fact I am sick in bed and can't get any sleep.  So its hard to tell when I really wake up... if you follow me.  The other day I was asleep but dreaming I was awake with my eyes shut.  There was a sound like a deep horn honk - maybe a fog horn - it didn't make any sense because it is so far out of place for where I live.  I'm laying there wonder WTF made that noise when The Boss walks in and calmly announces "Your blimp is here!"  I had to wake up to look around after that one.  Too much GTA5 I suppose.


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Re: Ranting About Nothing Important
« Reply #1499 on: December 16, 2017, 08:58:32 PM »

Makes me sound like a super-villain!
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