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skybob
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10 08 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="crashpilot[/quote]

P.S. I got better and never did wind up wrecking anything.[/quote]

In the aviation world, we call that a "Good Thing"! Smile
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crashpilot
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11 08 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skybob wrote:
crashpilot wrote:


P.S. I got better and never did wind up wrecking anything.


In the aviation world, we call that a "Good Thing"! Smile


Well you know Bob, any landing you can walk away from... LOL

Flight school wasn't that bad, I had to wait until I got my licence before I scared myself really good. Being a VFR pilot in instrument conditions sure got my attention, and the first time I went up for some spin training in a Super Cub also required a fresh pair of underwear.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19 08 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave aerobatic instruction for awhile. Decided that wasn't one of the more longevity enhancing things that I could be doing after one student pondered: "wonder what would happen if I did this and then that" and promptly decided to take action by doing this and then that. I rapidly found out what a flat spin was in a Citibria. I was just glad that we had sufficient altitude to get it to come out of the spin. I had him remove the safety clip from the door hinges about 1000' above my bailout altitude. I was really glad that the nose finally started coming down and we regained control without having to join the "Silkworm Club".
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Harry Nutczak
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19 08 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The flying posts remind of retractable gear pilots, There are the ones that have made belly landings, and those that will!

I need to get my medical up to date! I sure miss flying.

What is a gallon of 110 Low lead selling for these days anyways??
Maybe that will change my mind!
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bluedogok
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21 08 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine came from my dog Bailey at a time when I was looking for a unique username for IM. It came from BLUE heeler DOG in OKlahoma, which is where we lived at the time, I will always consider myself an Okie no matter where I am living.

Unfortunately, I had to have my namesake put to sleep last Friday, diabetes and Cushing's had taken its toll, so it has an even more special meaning to me. I added Bailey's pic as my avatar.....and she loved BBQ as well....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21 08 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear of your loss. I know I love my (4) dogs more than most people.......................
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Bayou Black Iron
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22 08 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come from Louisiana...Bayou country. Been cooking Jambalaya, Gumbo, Etouffee, etc., for years, in big black iron pots (ranging in sizes from a few quarts to 30 gallons). Thus...Bayou Black Iron was born.

Besides, my real first name is Elvis...nobody believes me when I tell them that Embarassed .
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23 08 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My condolences to you Bluedogok. I had to put Bo to sleep this past October & not a day goes by when I don't think of him.
My name comes from the fact that as a part time side job, I do hermit crab racing in bars & private parties. (American Crab Racing Association) It's different & people really like it. I have been doing crab racing in some way or another since 1989.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25 08 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad loves my BBQ and the grandkids call him Poppa. PTL stands for Praise the Lard (that used to be the joke name of my then fictional, now real, catering business). My kids started calling our regular Sunday night visits with my parent as "going to Poppa's PTL Club". It seemed like a good silly name.

Sorry for all your dog losses. I lost my dog last night and I'm doing my best to keep my position in the macho universe because of the amount of crying I've done in the past 24 hours.

I just posted about my dog Lily in this forum. Give it a look-see.
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SloppyGroove
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25 08 6:46 pm    Post subject: Sloppy Groove Reply with quote

I could tell you, but then my flying monkeys would have to steal something of intimate value. Trust me...they are becoming exceedingly good at it. Shocked
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crashpilot
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31 08 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: Sloppy Groove Reply with quote

SloppyGroove wrote:
I could tell you, but then my flying monkeys would have to steal something of intimate value. Trust me...they are becoming exceedingly good at it. Shocked


Are you male or female??
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ClayBBQ
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31 08 10:04 am    Post subject: Mine is simple Reply with quote

Just my name plus bbq, I have a lot of nick names but mostly "bird: as in clay bird. I shoot a lot of sporting clay and besides it just works. Not very creative but it works.
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ShotgunBBQ
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31 08 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine started when I was playing softball in ninth grade and could hit the ball all the way to the Ag pens. Coach started calling me Shotgun and it has stuck ever since.
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goosekilla
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07 08 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named after my hobby that takes up way too much disposable income. Now I am building a smoker. One more money eater!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09 08 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...after my dog Ozzy...
Real name is Mike...
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Smokinfunk
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09 08 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine combines my last name - Funk - and activities that had different meanings in different times of my life.

Back in high school/college, it was what I preferred to do to myself rather than working hard in my studies.

Nowadays, it's my favorite hobby, or you could say what I prefer to do to meat with fire and smoke.
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Flatlander
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10 08 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a healthy rivalry between Illinois (Flatlanders) and Wisconsin (Cheeseheads) . I spend some vacation time in "The land of Cheddar" and without the "Flatlanders" their state might just go broke.

Besides Harry Nutczak was already taken!
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OddThomas
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10 08 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Nutczak wrote:
I have also used "Jeffrey Dahmer" (the Queer that made Milwaukee famous)

I'm serious about those meds man, You've got to take that stuff every day--for your safety and for the safety of those around you.
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OddThomas
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10 08 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The somewhat short of it is... I was adopted by my step-father (a drunk, abusive, jerk) at birth. I never knew my real father; however, that was not his decision or desire. He tried to visit as I was growing up, but my insecure step-dad wouldn't allow it and so he kept up with me through various family members. He has 2 daughters and 1 son, which knew all about me, but of course I never knew about them. After my mother passed away, my step-dad and I parted ways (haven't seen him since) and soon after I was contacted by my youngest sister... So she says to me on the phone... "Hi I'm your little sister Kelly, and I'd like to meet you." Then, I talked to my other sister and brother... and was just blow away. "Wow" was all I could say for weeks.

We are all very close now and I really wish I could get back all the years I missed. Their last name is Thomas, so I guess that makes me the odd Thomas.
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Bill The Grill Guy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10 08 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My nick name "Bill The Grill Guy" came from a 3 year old. I was working at a resturant and the owners daughter would say "its Bill The Grill Guy" because I would tow my grill there every wednesday for thier special. I liked it and it stuck. Now she calls me uncle Bill. Wink
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