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Jan 2nd 2018, 8:41 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 10,065
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Anyone used Norwegian Air?

Just to drop back into this, our flights were totally fine. The limited luggage is a bit odd to get your head around, but you're warned and it wasn't a big deal. We were only going for a few days...
Forum: USA
Oct 2nd 2017, 9:03 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,260
Posted By hobbes79

Re: US post interview etiquette

I think a quick "thank you for your time, pleasure to meet you" type e-mail is fine.

Anything more and it gets to be begging and as an interviewer I don't like it.

I'd say if in doubt on what...
May 15th 2017, 6:54 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 10,065
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Anyone used Norwegian Air?

Thanks for the tips! Yes, on the baggage, I noticed they had max weights on hand luggage. Don't think I've ever had that weighed. And anything over 10 kilos costs more.

Sound like we'll be...
May 5th 2017, 7:35 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 10,065
Posted By hobbes79

Anyone used Norwegian Air?

I did a bit of a search but couldn't find much on this airline.

We have a wedding to go to in July for someone I've known since I was 12 years old, so highly obligated, but I winced at typical...
Feb 14th 2017, 9:51 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 2,462
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Grand Prairie woman gets 8 years for illegally voting twice

The lady claims, truthfully or otherwise, that she basically didn't know the difference between the rights of a LPR and a USC.

Frankly, it's in the realms of possibility.

I'd hazard a guess...
Jan 3rd 2017, 3:55 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 6,632
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Things you'll never say...

I've adjusted a few phrases and finally got used to saying "how are you?" when I neither have the time nor interest for a response (this is typically mutual).

But while I'll adjust to "tomayto" or...
Forum: USA
Dec 23rd 2016, 2:23 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 9,045
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Re-wire UK lamps?

We had a nice, old wooden standing lamp I wanted to bring. I did so then bought a cheapo standing lamp from Walmart, took the wiring and bulb socket out of it and put it in my lamp. Still going...
Oct 17th 2016, 7:54 pm
Replies: 478
Views: 41,717
Posted By hobbes79

Re: What ever happened to .... ? (the missing BE member thread)

In a narcissistic moment, I kind of missed me on here :-)

Haven't posted in nearly 2 years.

I became a USC about 4 years ago. My interest faded a little in the immigration system, as did my...
Jan 12th 2015, 7:21 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By hobbes79

For Eddie Izzard fans in New England

Going away so going to miss it. Damn. But others might be interested :o

Standup Comedy: Eddie Izzard - Eddie Izzard | Groupon (http://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-comix-entertainment-8-17)
Oct 8th 2014, 12:48 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By hobbes79

Re: British Bank rant

During that final 10-min hold... had little better to do ;)
Oct 7th 2014, 3:55 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By hobbes79

Re: British Bank rant

I'd partly agree, but I don't think the second in particular didn't have my info in front of him and was just seemingly going through ridiculous motions. Case in point, I shouldn't have to spell our...
Oct 7th 2014, 3:13 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By hobbes79

British Bank rant

I tend to find British banks hopeless and avoid at all costs.

When I get a fraud alert on my US cards, I get notified. I call and very quickly either confirm or deny the most recent charge was...
Forum: USA
Jun 3rd 2014, 10:24 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Job Related - Telephone Interview

I’d say an e-mail to follow up is acceptable after 6 days. I’d go with the general tone of “Just like to say how my interest in the position increased after our phone conversation. Should you have...
Forum: USA
May 21st 2014, 4:38 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Where to live in Boston

How about something on the Charles River to satisfy the water view? Runs right through Waltham, where I also work by the way and regularly walk along the Charles River on lunch breaks this time of...
May 13th 2014, 8:29 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,098
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Can't come to your party because...

I struggle with all that here. I tried arranging a bachelor night for someone. Actually ended up with 10 people, but the e-mails and the stupid excuses of people that didn’t come got ridiculous.
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Nov 30th 2013, 9:51 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 2,747
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Black Friday deals - what's everyone bought?

Got the Kindle Fire HD (prvious generation) for $99.99 from Best Buy. Strolled in at 9AM on Fri so certainly didn't have to knock over old ladies. Loving it so far. Was considering an iPad but was...
Forum: USA
May 9th 2013, 4:39 pm
Replies: 228
Views: 24,194
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Fatbrit

Very sad to hear. Often liked his blunt responses.

RIP
Jan 27th 2013, 4:13 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,649
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Anyone a YMCA member?

The Y near me is super expensive. We were members for a while but had to give it up.

They're currently building a Planet Fitness 1.4 miles from my house. Sign up deal is $1 sign up, $10/month...
Forum: USA
Jan 27th 2013, 4:02 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 11,989
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Cities in America that make you feel at home?

I'd go along with that. The Boston suburbs and even Boston itself definitely has an English feel to it (compared to a lot of places anyway).
Nov 7th 2012, 8:51 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By hobbes79

OT: UK law regarding "tenants in common"

I have a slightly off topic question, but perhaps UK folks have dealt with a similar situation when it comes to aging parents.

My father passed away about 18-months ago. My parents owned a rental...
Oct 23rd 2012, 9:26 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Your nads are safe....

No proven link at all.

I admit to not being objective on this matter, having had stints at Nokia and Motorola :)
Forum: USA
Sep 21st 2012, 2:22 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,141
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Discrimination against a non US citizen

It’s probably just a generalization from someone not understanding the intricacies of immigration and who can live here legally. Chances are, if you showed up and explained, you’d be fine.

I flew...
Sep 21st 2012, 1:04 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,138
Posted By hobbes79

Re: Re-entry from Canada to US

While not a huge problem, the matter may well come up even when leaving the US.

When traveling on a brit passport with a greencard, I didn’t show the greencard initially when driving into Canada. ...
Aug 16th 2012, 8:25 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By hobbes79

Re: BBC America HD on DirecTV

I don't know, as I'm a cheap git and don't subscribe to the channel :)

But did see it pop up in the guide.

Found I could live without 27 episodes of Dr Who per day.
Aug 16th 2012, 1:24 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By hobbes79

Re: BBC America HD on DirecTV

Verizon Fios got it too in the last couple of days
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