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Forum: The Lounge
Mar 10th 2008, 8:01 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 7,897
Posted By gsnichol

Re: patriotism..

You can also, in an I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue sort of way, sing the words of God Save the Queen to the tune of The Star-Spangled Banner, if you omit the repeat. Just don't do it too loudly! The...
Forum: The Lounge
Mar 10th 2008, 7:59 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 7,897
Posted By gsnichol

Re: patriotism..

I think Elgar had a friend at an American university, the tune was played in his (Elgar's) honour when he visited a graduation and it somehow stuck. Yesterday I was at a "British Invasion" symphony...
Forum: USA
Sep 18th 2007, 4:37 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,900
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Heathrow Airport- Hand Luggage.

I have a laptop with a 15.4" screen which I carry in a padded neoprene sleeve. My drive is quite large (it's a couple of years old) and my camera is not a particularly fancy one. If I were carrying...
Forum: USA
Sep 18th 2007, 3:33 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,900
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Heathrow Airport- Hand Luggage.

Yep, and lugging it around the already crowded airport and trying to squeeze into a toilet cubicle with it (if you're on your own). Airports are bad enough without adding to the misery by dragging a...
Forum: USA
Sep 18th 2007, 3:26 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,900
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Heathrow Airport- Hand Luggage.

Anyone flying out of or transiting a UK airport is restricted to just one item of hand luggage, "period". This is a Department for Transport rule and it will override anything imposed (or relaxed)...
Forum: USA
Sep 17th 2007, 9:13 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,900
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Heathrow Airport- Hand Luggage.

If only it were like that for most of us. Ahh the joys of melatonin :)

I was once woken by the thud as the plane "touched down" (more like thudded down) to the announcement "Welcome to...
Sep 17th 2007, 5:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Phone Interviews for jobs

When I was interviewed (in person) for my job the salary was barely mentioned. Only much later, long after I started, did I learn that I could have negotiated the numbers. Apparently they...
Forum: USA
Sep 17th 2007, 5:43 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,900
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Heathrow Airport- Hand Luggage.

It wouldn't be so bad if people actually had some comprehension of volume and packing... many's the time I've played tetris with those big wheeled cases to make some room for my backpack.
Forum: The Lounge
Sep 14th 2007, 12:08 am
Replies: 107
Views: 4,021
Posted By gsnichol

Re: American Mothers... a whole new kind of beast

"Helicopter parents" they're called... there are quite a few where I work.
Sep 11th 2007, 8:11 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By gsnichol

Re: where were you when...

Driving from Orlando to Miami on a family holiday. We didn't have the radio on and as we drove through Fort Lauderdale looking for a spot of lunch we noticed that virtually every house had a flag...
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2007, 4:58 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,900
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Heathrow Airport- Hand Luggage.

I wonder if this is a recent crackdown? I flew out of LGW in mid-July and plenty of ladies were putting their handbags inside a larger shopping bag and weren't told to go back and check one of them.
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2007, 4:56 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,900
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Heathrow Airport- Hand Luggage.

I had the same issue as you. So I bought a padded neoprene zip-up 'sleeve' sort of thing for my laptop. Now I just put my laptop in the sleeve and then into a normal backpack. The padding is...
Forum: USA
Sep 6th 2007, 4:35 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,333
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Which US bank do you use?

A friend of mine banks with Compass and they do indeed refund the ATM fees. However they also charged a $50 fine for going slightly into the red by a few $. So it's swings and roundabouts. Compass...
Forum: USA
Aug 27th 2007, 4:02 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Gonzo

Barney.
Forum: USA
Aug 27th 2007, 4:01 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Mosquitos ... prevention & cure

[QUOTE=penguinsix;5240639]You should check around for any standing water near your house. Gutters, a pot, a wetland or anything of the such. Those are nesting areas for mosquitos and it is best to...
Forum: USA
Aug 27th 2007, 3:41 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Mosquitos ... prevention & cure

Someone recommended Windex to me, which sounds silly but it actually works. The ammonia in Windex is an anti-histimine and it relieves the urge to scratch. The downside is you feel a bit of a fool...
Forum: USA
Aug 25th 2007, 3:03 am
Replies: 72
Views: 3,576
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Newcastle to Portland

NOW I'm hungry! Sadly meat is not allowed in, otherwise I'd bring a ton of bacon.
Forum: USA
Aug 22nd 2007, 7:05 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,576
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Newcastle to Portland

Your daughter's bound to want ham and pease pudding stotties from Greggs... it's what this Makem craves right now....
Forum: USA
Aug 22nd 2007, 7:03 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,151
Posted By gsnichol

Re: How long is your commute to work ?

10 minutes by bike.

If I were to drive it would take longer than this because of the 5 minute walk from the closest car park to my office...
Forum: USA
Aug 20th 2007, 4:49 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,462
Posted By gsnichol

Re: State Selection:Sun and Snow

You first need the offer of the job, and then the prospective employer starts the visa application process on your behalf. The visa type is determined by the the type of work you'll be doing. J...
Forum: USA
Aug 20th 2007, 4:40 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,492
Posted By gsnichol

Re: How many times has this happened to you ?

Brings a tear to the eye, although I did restrain myself from waving the cross of St George which hangs in my office...
Forum: USA
Aug 20th 2007, 4:33 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,462
Posted By gsnichol

Re: State Selection:Sun and Snow

All depends on your visa type...
Forum: USA
Aug 20th 2007, 4:25 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 2,462
Posted By gsnichol

Re: State Selection:Sun and Snow

Arizona. Phoenician sun in summer, Flagstaffian snow in winter. They're only about two hours from one-another, but worlds apart in geography and climate.
Forum: USA
Aug 20th 2007, 4:23 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,492
Posted By gsnichol

Re: How many times has this happened to you ?

I flew on it to return home at Christmas last year, my first visit back since moving here. The neck did straighten a little when I boarded and heard all those cheery English accents for the first...
Forum: USA
Aug 9th 2007, 11:50 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 2,570
Posted By gsnichol

Re: Outrageous Cost Of Funerals - $10,000!

I like the idea of an environmentally-friendly funeral. Cardboard coffin and back to nature. I can see why people would be attracted to a top quality coffin (even with the concrete case - a new one...
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