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Offline mikeamerica84

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« on: May 25, 2021, 08:58:59 AM »
A little more "getting to know the posters" on here:

37 years ago today, May 25, 1984, I got out of the United States Navy after serving my country for six years.  I can still remember that day walking down the gangplank of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in Alameda, CA for the last time with my good friend Mitch Gunderson carrying my seabag.  That was a tradition back then - help an old friend off.  One of the greatest days of my life.  I am a patriot, through and through, but military management and myself did not really see eye-to-eye near the end of my run.  I fly the Stars & Bars flag every holiday still.  Memorial Day is next Monday, wherein we honor our fallen.

Too bad you blokes are not here as Sue and I fire up the grill.  I'd toss you a beer.  What would be you beer of choice?  Back in 1984, mine was Stroh's.  Now..... whatever cheap stuff is put in front of me.  Coors Light tonight.

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Re: 37
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2021, 12:27:29 PM »
firstly thanks for representing the USA and joining the allied forces :)

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Re: 37
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2021, 02:09:45 PM »
one thing the US does very well (usually) is honour their servicemen/women... that is a task I don't think I could do myself.

no beers for me, I'll just slip past you and grab the Jack or Jim outta the bar cupboard behind you that you're trying to hide :P
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2021, 02:49:59 PM »
I've noticed on a lot of TV shows how people, as soon as they find out someone is a veteran, says, "Thank you for your service."


May '84 - we'd just sold our restaurant and were cruising up in Qld for a couple of months.

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Re: 37
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2021, 08:33:27 PM »
I'd not long popped outta the womb then given I turned 37 a few months ago. 7 and 3 are my favourite numbers. When I began contemplating that I was gonna turn 37, I started to notice the damn number everywhere, this thread included. Most notably I thoroughly shuffled a deck of 52 oracle cards and drew card #37. The number even showed up just now in a message my Dad wrote while I was typing this post. Make of that what you will. ;D
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2021, 08:26:45 AM »
I'd not long popped outta the womb then given I turned 37 a few months ago. 7 and 3 are my favourite numbers. When I began contemplating that I was gonna turn 37, I started to notice the damn number everywhere, this thread included. Most notably I thoroughly shuffled a deck of 52 oracle cards and drew card #37. The number even showed up just now in a message my Dad wrote while I was typing this post. Make of that what you will. ;D

Cue the music...   :D

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Re: 37
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2021, 09:48:45 AM »
At the age of 37, I thought I would have been driving through Paris in a sports car with warm wind in my hair.
Instead, I was driving a Mitsubishi Sigma in Dunedin in all sorts of weather.

37 years ago I got married.
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Re: 37
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2021, 11:20:50 AM »
I'd not long popped outta the womb then given I turned 37 a few months ago. 7 and 3 are my favourite numbers. When I began contemplating that I was gonna turn 37, I started to notice the damn number everywhere, this thread included. Most notably I thoroughly shuffled a deck of 52 oracle cards and drew card #37. The number even showed up just now in a message my Dad wrote while I was typing this post. Make of that what you will. ;D
Coincidence?  I think NOT!

37 years ago it was '84.  It's my favourite number.
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Re: 37
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2021, 01:52:44 PM »
Sounds like you blokes should go and watch "The Number 23" starring Jim Carrey ;).
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Re: 37
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2021, 02:26:03 PM »
37 years ago it was '84.  It's my favourite number.

Which is your favourite, 37 or 84? 84 happens to be twice 42, the answer to life, the universe and everything.

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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2021, 05:36:48 PM »
I did a stint in the RAN as a clearance diver.  Like yourself, upper management and myself didn’t see things quite the same through most of my time.

Will be raising a couple of James B Beam’s finest in honour of the fallen on Memorial Day (and hopefully a couple more to celebrate a great result from Scotty Mc.
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Re: 37
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2021, 06:16:24 PM »
I did a stint in the RAN as a clearance diver. 

Wow that sounds like a cool job
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2021, 06:20:03 PM »
I did a stint in the RAN as a clearance diver. 

Wow that sounds like a cool job

It did sound cool, however the reality . . . . . ;)
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Re: 37
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2021, 10:43:42 AM »
I'm still noticing 37 everywhere, most recently: Tiddlywink stuck up Christchurch woman's nose for 37 years