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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Apr 6th 2013, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
But you have to sit on one of those benches hooked onto the parachute jump launch thing.
and they don't land the plane...instead the plane circles your destination and you jump out...taking your luggage with you.
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Old Apr 6th 2013, 2:48 pm
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and they don't land the plane...instead the plane circles your destination and you jump out...taking your luggage with you.
Well at least you avoid the problem of Heathrow shutting down after 1/2 inch of snow.
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Old Apr 6th 2013, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
I torture myself regularly looking at ticket prices to go back home! I know I won't be going anytime soon.

When hubs retires proper (maybe next year) we will have more flexibility, i'm just hoping that we will still be able to jump on a hop (military transport) to the UK then, with all the cuts happening, it may not be available then!
We have a lot of military families in our neighborhood (we're not too far from JBLM) and our next door neighbor did a military transport when her daughter graduated from high school a few years ago. They went to Europe and I was really envious of the fact that all four of them went for pennies! Of course they had tried to go a few months before and waited forever at the base and didn't make the "cut" to get on the plane, the downside, for sure! But while they aren't any perks, I've heard you can stretch out on those planes and that would be an attractive thing to me!
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and they don't land the plane...instead the plane circles your destination and you jump out...taking your luggage with you.
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Old Apr 6th 2013, 3:16 pm
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We have a lot of military families in our neighborhood (we're not too far from JBLM) and our next door neighbor did a military transport when her daughter graduated from high school a few years ago. They went to Europe and I was really envious of the fact that all four of them went for pennies! Of course they had tried to go a few months before and waited forever at the base and didn't make the "cut" to get on the plane, the downside, for sure! But while they aren't any perks, I've heard you can stretch out on those planes and that would be an attractive thing to me!
That's the biggest downside, the flexibility you need if you are using them, you cannot reserve space on them, you just have to turn up at the terminal on the day of the flight. Obviously active duty and official military business passengers get priority and there are usually only a few spots on 'Space A', but if you have no time restraints, it's a great way to travel, the bases usually have 'inns' on them too, so you do have accommodation while you are waiting.
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This thread, got to be a candidate for 'thread of the year' or 'funniest thread'

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=793095
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This thread, got to be a candidate for 'thread of the year' or 'funniest thread'

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=793095
Ho hum...!
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Had to smile at this.

NYC Councilman Publicly Flogged
Republican New York City Councilman Dan Halloran, who in 2009 became the first openly elected heathen in America, was reportedly publicly flogged for allegedly helping State Senator Malcolm Smith bribe his way onto the mayoral ticket. The New York Post reports that Halloran, who was arrested Tuesday in the bribery probe, was stripped to his waist, tied to a tree and flogged with a belt 11 times by leaders of his Theodish heathen religion. Halloran also reportedly had to engage in (and lost) a spear-throwing contest, in which he and another member hurled 7-foot-long spears at each other from a distance of 30 paces. Free country indeed.
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I smiled today because I came back to the Forum after a year away.

Hi everyone!
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Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

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I smiled today because I came back to the Forum after a year away.

Hi everyone!
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Originally Posted by Gingerert View Post
I smiled today because I came back to the Forum after a year away.

Hi everyone!
Welcome back, how's everything going with you?
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Old Apr 7th 2013, 7:27 am
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I smiled today because I came back to the Forum after a year away.

Hi everyone!
wotcha!
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Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Gingerert View Post
I smiled today because I came back to the Forum after a year away.

Hi everyone!
Hello sweetheart - how are you and the family?
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Originally Posted by Gingerert View Post
I smiled today because I came back to the Forum after a year away.

Hi everyone!
Hi! Wondered how you were getting on!
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Old Apr 7th 2013, 10:19 pm
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Aww, you're all too sweet.

I had another baby, got promoted at work (which severely limited my BE time because now I actually have to WORK when I'm at my job ), and spent time with the family.

How's everything here? Any drama I should know about?
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