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Happy New Year!
A Leaky Trailer in Baghdad | Little Ol' Me

Posted on 12/31/2010 1:02:34 PM PST by Allegra

I know I'm not the very first FReeper to see 2011 come in, but I beat a lot of y'all in the US (neener, neener) and just wanted to post a fun, albeit completely useless vanity thread. (I really ought to be ashamed, but sorry to say, I feel no remorse.) :-)

Yes, it just became 2011 on the Weird Side of the World and so far, it doesn't hurt and I'm rather enjoying that new year smell.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2011; newyear; newyear2011
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To: Eaker
Vanity Pimp!

Next year, I'm going to excerpt my blog.

Happy New Year, Bonehead! ;-)

51 posted on 12/31/2010 2:08:00 PM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: Allegra; Squantos
3 fingers of Crown will stay on the bar tonight in your honor ......HUG !

You totally ROCK for that! Thank you! :-D

Not that big a deal as he uses Kaiden's fingers.


52 posted on 12/31/2010 2:08:47 PM PST by Eaker (In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein)
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To: Allegra

My friend is getting married on 01-01-11 at 11AM.


53 posted on 12/31/2010 2:09:10 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Allegra
OK, you've had an hour's look at 2011 by now - is it safe? Is it too late for the rest of us to turn back?

Happy Idaho New Year to you - it's two degrees Fahrenheit and my neighbor is unlimbering his cannon. I swear I am not making that up...

54 posted on 12/31/2010 2:10:38 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Col Freeper

I remember 40 years ago I was flying out over the South China Sea on New Years day and talked to my then 7 year old daughter using HF into Guam and then they used a satellite hook up to Forbes AFB and then the operator there made a call to my family. My daughter asked me where I was and I told her, she then told me: Daddy you come home....it was New Years eve and Momma had some good food. Even for grown ups it was hard to fathom calling from the other side of the world let alone a child..


55 posted on 12/31/2010 2:11:06 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Billthedrill; humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom; thackney; eastforker; Bacon Man; Hap
OK, you've had an hour's look at 2011 by now - is it safe? Is it too late for the rest of us to turn back?

Yeah, it even smells kind of good. (Of course, it rained here all day and washed dust off of things...)

...and my neighbor is unlimbering his cannon. I swear I am not making that up...

OK, pinging some FRiends who can not only appreciate that but can entirely relate. Hmmmm....I think you might be one of us.

Have a wonderful 2011!

56 posted on 12/31/2010 2:17:15 PM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: Eaker

No fair .....cute is NOT allowed !!......:o)

And she is cute !


57 posted on 12/31/2010 2:19:44 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Allegra
Happy New Year from Nevada...number 1 in unemployment...number 1 in foreclosures....home of the number 1 jerk in the Senate....
58 posted on 12/31/2010 2:20:59 PM PST by ladyvet
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To: Eaker; Squantos
Not that big a deal as he uses Kaiden's fingers.

That's OK...when a boy is that handsome, it's worth reducing the amount of Crown.

Happy New Year to The Tot as well. Can't wait to see him again...he's almost at the age where I need to start implementing my corruption methods.

First up on the list....Baby's First Whoopee Cushion...

59 posted on 12/31/2010 2:21:41 PM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: Allegra

Happy New Years sweetie


60 posted on 12/31/2010 2:22:25 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Allegra; humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom; thackney; eastforker; Bacon Man

Happy New Year to all! We’ll be shooting some fireworks off on the beach tonight but it just won’t be the same without the jello. ;)


61 posted on 12/31/2010 2:22:35 PM PST by Hap (My name is Hap and I'm an Ebayaholic.)
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To: Allegra

Yes, Happy New Year to you. I started early. Already had my cooked cabbage, black eyed peas and a cornish game hen. Watching Criminal Minds on A&E and waiting on the local fireworks come nightfall.Windows open, 75 degrees, waiting on a wonderful new year.


62 posted on 12/31/2010 2:22:55 PM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: Allegra


Aloha and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou, Allegra!

Still have half a day to go to another year......0024Z here or 12:24 HST. Whatevah?

63 posted on 12/31/2010 2:25:30 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Allegra

BOOM!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgKOnXH-vcw


64 posted on 12/31/2010 2:30:01 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Allegra

Is it the yew near already?


65 posted on 12/31/2010 3:22:47 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Allegra

I remember calling home from the middle of the Saudi Desert using some satellite phone, and that was back in ‘91. LoL. It was wild to do that.

Happy New Year and be safe there, ya hear?


66 posted on 12/31/2010 3:25:12 PM PST by GulfWar1Vet
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To: Allegra

What the?!!!

Not fair! You get to celebrate early!


67 posted on 12/31/2010 3:31:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Allegra

Happy New Year.

Stay Safe.


68 posted on 12/31/2010 3:39:01 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Allegra
Happy New Year Allegra!!!


69 posted on 12/31/2010 3:45:23 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Allegra

Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!!!!!! I see your back over on the other side...Let our Warriors know they are in our thoughts and prayers....and get some good hugs for me!!


70 posted on 12/31/2010 4:09:16 PM PST by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
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To: Allegra

Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!!!!!! I see your back over on the other side...Let our Warriors know they are in our thoughts and prayers....and get some good hugs for me!!


71 posted on 12/31/2010 4:11:19 PM PST by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
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To: Allegra

Happy New Year to you too.

Spring can’t come soon enough.


72 posted on 12/31/2010 4:31:48 PM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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To: Allegra
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73 posted on 12/31/2010 5:09:20 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Allegra
Happy 2011, FReepers! May this be the year we really get things turned around

From your lips to God's ears. Happy New Year to you too, and don't mess up your sock drawer.

74 posted on 12/31/2010 5:52:52 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Whether corruption is in politics, science, education, research, etc., always follow the money.)
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To: Allegra
Glitter Graphics

Happy New Year Dear Allegra!



Thanks for the ping to your awesome vanity.
I'm sure you are sleeping by now...sorry I missed you in real time. Be safe!


75 posted on 12/31/2010 6:13:58 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Allegra

And you’re a towel...


76 posted on 12/31/2010 7:09:59 PM PST by JRios1968 (This is me, in a nutshell: "Let me out of here...I'm trapped in a nutshell!!!!")
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To: Allegra

BTTT


77 posted on 12/31/2010 9:50:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Allegra

Happy New Year, Sweetie!

Stay safe....


78 posted on 12/31/2010 9:58:06 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: Allegra; Salamander; TheOldLady; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom; ...


79 posted on 12/31/2010 10:13:22 PM PST by shibumi (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line)
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To: Allegra; shibumi

Habby New Beer! *hic*


80 posted on 12/31/2010 10:49:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shibumi

I nodded off like an old fart shortly after midnight. Oh wait, I AM an old fart.

Happy New Year!


81 posted on 12/31/2010 11:09:00 PM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: 50mm

We watched “Hunt To Kill”.

Did the ball ever drop?


82 posted on 01/01/2011 6:23:12 AM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: shibumi

Screaming meemies ping.


83 posted on 01/01/2011 6:25:09 AM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Larry Lucido

No.

Go back to bed.

We’ll wake you up in about a month.


84 posted on 01/01/2011 6:27:23 AM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: shibumi

Bah, humbug.


85 posted on 01/01/2011 6:28:36 AM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

86 posted on 01/01/2011 7:41:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Salamander

Okay but please wake me up that way I like, not the other way.


87 posted on 01/01/2011 9:46:20 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: JoeProBono

:)


88 posted on 01/01/2011 10:48:16 AM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Sorry.

I’ll make sure the leather’s oiled this time.


89 posted on 01/01/2011 10:51:34 AM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Allegra; humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom; thackney; eastforker; Hap
Happy New Year everyone!

Uugh, did the Sun used to be this noisy?

90 posted on 01/01/2011 12:52:58 PM PST by Bacon Man (Need more bacon)
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To: Allegra

I made chocolate chip bacon cookies. They were more awesome, than something that’s really awesome. Really.


91 posted on 01/01/2011 12:57:53 PM PST by Bacon Man (Need more bacon)
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To: Salamander

Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind...


92 posted on 01/01/2011 1:29:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

It fell on those poor guys?

Are those CFL bulbs?!?


93 posted on 01/01/2011 7:44:56 PM PST by Salamander (I fell asleep....and the clowns ate me.)
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To: Allegra
Happy New Years to you also! D and I rang in the New Year in Kuwait, and chased it all the way across the Atlantic.

We had some fun messing with "security" in Amsterdam (Them: Sir, we have to confirm that this is really your passport. Do you have a drivers license or a major credit card? Me: Why, do I have to pay for pat-downs now? Them: Sir, please stop giving the scanner operator the finger.). Had some issues in Atlanta, where they were confiscating eeeeebil bottles of shampoo and deodorant at the exit. My advise- avoid ATL. They are terribly annoying.

Cheers,

94 posted on 01/02/2011 7:44:57 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Bacon Man; Hap
I made chocolate chip bacon cookies. They were more awesome, than something that’s really awesome. Really.

So, what you're really telling me is that I should send you my APO address?

95 posted on 01/03/2011 10:50:14 AM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: Sarajevo
Glad to hear the two of you made it back safely!

My CHU leaked that night (more like around sunrise the next morning while I was asleep...hours after it stopped raining) and I'm getting a new laptop and a new iPod that I had to order yesterday. (I spent Saturday moving to a nice dry, non-leaking CHU...Happy New Year!)

ROFL on the Amsterdam security conversation. (You're just making that up....right?)

They're confiscating shampoo and stuff at the EXITS now? At Customs? I avoid ATL anyway....that place is a zoo. Last time I was there was when I finished mission and breezed through CIF at Benning in '08.

Enjoy the good life in the US and I'm glad I got to meet y'all during your stay on our little base...on a few occasions.

Cheers!

96 posted on 01/03/2011 10:59:07 AM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: Allegra; Bacon Man

I must admit, they were pretty awesome. He even managed to make them a little soft so they didn’t break your teeth. Sadly we had none left over. We’ll have to bring some to our next adventure in Huffman. :)


97 posted on 01/03/2011 3:29:36 PM PST by Hap (My name is Hap and I'm an Ebayaholic.)
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To: Allegra
I pulled into my driveway at 1500CST today. It was quite a journey.

D and I parted ways in Atlanta after clearing CRC. I rented a car nad headed up to Raleigh, then on to Nags Head with a Uhaul to pick up an engine and transmission I bought from a guy who used to post here on FR.

The drive back was long, but uneventful. I remeber driving the same route back in the 80's (when I was in the Army and a lot younger) straight through. I wouldn't try that today.

No, I wasnt making the Amsterdam security thing up. They were "professional", but fun to mess with, unlike the TSA.

Yeah, D had his shampoo confiscated, yet my knife was never noticed. They did send my laptop back through the x-ray for a second time, and they put my carry-on bag on top of it, for good measure. (Weird...)

I hope the weather is holding up for you. As soon as I hit Beaumont, the temps jumped up to the 60's and I had fair skies for the remainder of my trip. The east coast still had patches of snow and frozen water in the ditches.

98 posted on 01/06/2011 5:14:14 PM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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