Skip to comments.Happy New Year!
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.
I nodded off like an old fart shortly after midnight. Oh wait, I AM an old fart.
Happy New Year!
We watched “Hunt To Kill”.
Did the ball ever drop?
Screaming meemies ping.
Go back to bed.
We’ll wake you up in about a month.
Okay but please wake me up that way I like, not the other way.
I’ll make sure the leather’s oiled this time.
Uugh, did the Sun used to be this noisy?
I made chocolate chip bacon cookies. They were more awesome, than something that’s really awesome. Really.
Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind...
It fell on those poor guys?
Are those CFL bulbs?!?
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.
So, what you're really telling me is that I should send you my APO address?
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.
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. :)
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.
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