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“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

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#51876 Jun 24, 2013
had a wee problem with the big johnson out fishing this morning. Couldn
t get past 3/4 throttle. Damn if a cable didn't come undone.
Nothing good to report though. Lost a tripletail I'd have liked to have kept. Got a huge ray I cut the line on.
Still, better than any job.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#51877 Jun 24, 2013
Ed Teach wrote:
had a wee problem with the big johnson out fishing this morning. Couldn
t get past 3/4 throttle. Damn if a cable didn't come undone.
Nothing good to report though. Lost a tripletail I'd have liked to have kept. Got a huge ray I cut the line on.
Still, better than any job.
I lost triple tail once. Course I was much younger then.....

“268th Attack Hel Bn”

Since: May 07

AH-1S Cobra

#51878 Jun 24, 2013
Ed Teach wrote:
had a wee problem with the big johnson out fishing this morning. Couldn
t get past 3/4 throttle. Damn if a cable didn't come undone.
Nothing good to report though. Lost a tripletail I'd have liked to have kept. Got a huge ray I cut the line on.
Still, better than any job.
That's right, rub it in....

“268th Attack Hel Bn”

Since: May 07

AH-1S Cobra

#51879 Jun 24, 2013
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.
There is and art, it says, or, rather, a knack to flying.
The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Pick a nice day, it suggests, and try it.
The first part is easy.
All it requires is simply the ability to throw yourself forward with all your weight, and the willingness not to mind that it's going to hurt.
That is, it's going to hurt if you fail to miss the ground.
Most people fail to miss the ground, and if they are really trying properly, the likelihood is that they will fail to miss it fairly hard.
Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
One problem is that you have to miss the ground accidentally. It's no good deliberately intending to miss the ground because you won't. You have to have your attention suddenly distracted by something else when you're halfway there, so that you are no longer thinking about falling, or about the ground, or about how much it's going to hurt if you fail to miss it.
It is notoriously difficult to prize your attention away from these three things during the split second you have at your disposal. Hence most people's failure, and their eventual disillusionment with this exhilarating and spectacular sport.
If, however, you are lucky enough to have your attention momentarily distracted at the crucial moment by, say, a gorgeous pair of legs (tentacles, pseudopodia, according to phyllum and/or personal inclination) or a bomb going off in your vicinity, or by suddenly spotting an extremely rare species of beetle crawling along a nearby twig, then in your astonishment you will miss the ground completely and remain bobbing just a few inches above it in what might seem to be a slightly foolish manner.
This is a moment for superb and delicate concentration.
Bob and float, float and bob.
Ignore all considerations of your own weight and simply let yourself waft higher.
Do not listen to what anybody says to you at this point because they are unlikely to say anything helpful.
They are most likely to say something along the lines of "Good God, you can't possibly be flying!"
It is vitally important not to believe them or they will suddenly be right.
Waft higher and higher.
Try a few swoops, gentle ones at first, then drift above the treetops breathing regularly.
DO NOT WAVE AT ANYBODY.
When you have done this a few times you will find the moment of distraction rapidly becomes easier and easier to achieve.
You will then learn all sorts of things about how to control your flight, your speed, your maneuverability, and the trick usually lies in on not thinking too hard about whatever you do, but just allowing it to happen as if it were going to anyway.
You will also learn about how to land properly, which is something you will almost certainly screw up, and screw up badly, on your first attempt.
There are private flying clubs you can join which help you achieve the all-important moment of distraction. They hire people with surprising bodies or opinions to leap out from behind bushes and exhibit and/or explain them at the critical moments. Few genuine hitchhikers will be able to afford to join these clubs, but some may be able to get temporary employment at them.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#51880 Jun 24, 2013
Funny ... Police Protect or Serve Commercial

“268th Attack Hel Bn”

Since: May 07

AH-1S Cobra

#51881 Jun 25, 2013
Morning Everyone

LOL Ricky.

Heat has finally arrived. muggy too. YUCK!

“ON TRAIL W / DONKEY!”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#51882 Jun 25, 2013
Rotor Head wrote:
Morning Everyone
LOL Ricky.
Heat has finally arrived. muggy too. YUCK!
It will be 103° here this weekend, I's hope Donkey doesn't collapse, he's all I 's got to get ride around, he not fast but he's get you's there eventually!

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#51883 Jun 25, 2013
Good morning all. I love Hitchhiker's guide Rotor. Wonderful series of books....

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#51884 Jun 25, 2013
Rotor Head wrote:
Morning Everyone
LOL Ricky.
Heat has finally arrived. muggy too. YUCK!
Welcome to our world.... We'll be in the mugg till mid September. The best times of the day now are just after dawn and right after sunset. Best times to fish too. During the day the fish go deep and hole up.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#51885 Jun 25, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Welcome to our world.... We'll be in the mugg till mid September. The best times of the day now are just after dawn and right after sunset. Best times to fish too. During the day the fish go deep and hole up.
so true, Redfish and snook on the flats from a few before till just after the sun.
Use cut bait, crab or mud minnows.
Remember ... filet and release!

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#51886 Jun 25, 2013
Ed Teach wrote:
<quoted text>
so true, Redfish and snook on the flats from a few before till just after the sun.
Use cut bait, crab or mud minnows.
Remember ... filet and release!
Around here its redear and flatheats in the shallows until just after sun up. When the water warms up they go deep. We use chicken livers and redworms/nightcrawlers.

“Faith Love Hope”

Since: Nov 10

South Africa

#51887 Jun 25, 2013
Morning friendlies!

Can't help but be paranoid and...well...scared.

Had someone sneak around our yard at 2am yesterday morning, and he also tried to open one of my dad's bedroom windows. Of course this didn't wake my dad up, as he's hard of hearing and doesn't sleep with his hearing aids... The intruder also disabled our security light's sensor, but fortunately it was fixable (he basically just loosened it and let it hand down). The dog sleeps indoors and she went crazy. Unfortunately the intruder got away but I kept waking up in the early hours of this morning, so didn't really get enough sleep. Stupid f***ing disrespectful low life [insert angry face]

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#51888 Jun 26, 2013
Not cool Ruby. Sounds like the dog was doing her job though. Stay safe.

Morning all.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#51889 Jun 26, 2013
Hello everyone. Happy Humpday!

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#51890 Jun 26, 2013
Ruby88 wrote:
Morning friendlies!
Can't help but be paranoid and...well...scared.
Had someone sneak around our yard at 2am yesterday morning, and he also tried to open one of my dad's bedroom windows. Of course this didn't wake my dad up, as he's hard of hearing and doesn't sleep with his hearing aids... The intruder also disabled our security light's sensor, but fortunately it was fixable (he basically just loosened it and let it hand down). The dog sleeps indoors and she went crazy. Unfortunately the intruder got away but I kept waking up in the early hours of this morning, so didn't really get enough sleep. Stupid f***ing disrespectful low life [insert angry face]
Sounds like you need to invest in a short range big bore intruder snuffer. Something in a 12 gauge w/20 inch barrel should be about right.

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#51891 Jun 26, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you need to invest in a short range big bore intruder snuffer. Something in a 12 gauge w/20 inch barrel should be about right.
South Africa hon--she probably can't have one....

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

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#51892 Jun 26, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Around here its redear and flatheats in the shallows until just after sun up. When the water warms up they go deep. We use chicken livers and redworms/nightcrawlers.
redear? flatheats? Got me confused there Okie.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#51893 Jun 26, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you need to invest in a short range big bore intruder snuffer. Something in a 12 gauge w/20 inch barrel should be about right.
screw 'em. if you're going to break the law go all the way.
12 ga. 16"
I think I know why she can't have one....

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#51894 Jun 26, 2013
Ed Teach wrote:
<quoted text>
redear? flatheats? Got me confused there Okie.
Redear is a type of Bluegill. Like shellcracker or Bream. Flatheads are a subspecies of catfish. Commonly called mudcats or bullhead.

“268th Attack Hel Bn”

Since: May 07

AH-1S Cobra

#51895 Jun 26, 2013
Ed Teach wrote:
<quoted text>
screw 'em. if you're going to break the law go all the way.
12 ga. 16"
I think I know why she can't have one....
12Ga 36" Goose gun, really throw that slug

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