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A Random Statement About Your Life  
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Opening title explains it all, simply post a random statement/question/observation/fact/etc about you...


Stand there with me, watching a 737 get swung in infront of you with the big old moon in front, Venus beside it, a faint view of the aurora borealis above it, and a smokey sunset behind it, and tell me this isn't the coolest job in the world.


CanadianNorth


What could possibly go wrong?
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User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3273 times:



Quoting CanadianNorth (Thread starter):
Stand there with me, watching a 737 get swung in infront of you with the big old moon in front, Venus beside it, a faint view of the aurora borealis above it, and a smokey sunset behind it, and tell me this isn't the coolest job in the world.

You win.

-FX772LRF  wave 



Cleared to IAH via CLL 076 radial/BAZBL/RIICE3, up to 3k, 7k in 10, departure on 134.3, squawk 4676, Colgan 9581.
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

My current job is a lot like that of a regional airline first officer - the schedule, the pay, etc. However, I don't get to fly.  Sad

User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 848 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

I don't have a job at the moment as my last employers decided that 1 mistake in 4 1/2 years warranted immediate dismissal. I am fighting them though!


The best way forwards is upwards!
User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

I started with nothing and I still have most of it left.

Okie


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Read my signature. Summarizes my feelings as of late rather efficiently  Yeah sure

User currently offlineGreggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

In about 9 months, I'll be transitioning from dog walker to diplomat. It's feels great to have job security out of college.

User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Can't wait to get back College!!!


"The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all."
User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5675 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3128 times:

This "statement" hung on my wall for years and took me through the most difficult times in my life:

Desiderata - by Max Ehrmann


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

*
*
*
It kept me sane (did it?  spin  ) and gave me hope for the many days I would come home vacant and drained. I would read it almost everyday and strangely it worked.

Tugg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

Beautiful - Eminem

Lately I've been hard to reach
I've been too long on my own
Everyone has a private world
Where they can be alone
Are you calling me, are you trying to get through
Are you reaching out for me, and I'm reaching out for you

I'm just so fuckin' depressed
I just can seem to get out this slump
If I could just get over this hump
But I need something to pull me out this dump
I took my bruises, took my lumps
Fell down and I got right back up
But I need that spark to get psyched back up
And the right thing for me to pick that mic back up
I don't know how I pry away
And I ended up in this position I'm in
I starting to feel distant again
So I decided just to beat this pain
Up and tried to make an attempt to vent
But I just can't admit
Or come to grips, with the fact that
I may be done with rap
I need a new outlet
I know some shits so hard to swallow
And I just can't sit back and wallow
In my own sorrow
But I know one fact
I'll be one tough act to follow
One tough act to follow
One tough act to follow
Here today, gone tomorrow
But you have to walk a thousand miles

Chorus
Walk my shoes, just to see
What it's like, to be me
All be you, let's trade shoes
Just to see what I'd be like to
Feel your pain, you feel mine
Go inside each other's mind
Just to see what we find
Looking shit through each other's eyes

But don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful OoOo
They can all get fucked. Just stay true to you sOoOoo
Don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful OoOo
They can all get fucked. Just stay true to you

I think I'm starting to lose my sense of humor
Everything is so tense and gloom
I almost feel like I gotta check the temperature in the room
Just as soon as I walk in
It's like all eyes on me
So I try to avoid any eye contact
Cause if I do that then it opens a door to conversation
Like I want that...
I'm not looking for extra attention
I just want to be just like you
Blend in with the rest of the room
Maybe just point me to the closest restroom
I don't need fucking man servant
Tryin to follow me around, and wipe my ass
Laugh at every single joke I crack
And half of them ain't even funny like that
Ahh Marshall, you're so funny man, you should be a comedian, god damn
Unfortunately I am, but I just hide behind the tears of a clown
So why don't you all sit down
Listen to the tale I'm about to tell
Hell, we don't have to trade our shoes
And you don't have to walk no thousand miles

Chorus
Walk my shoes, just to see
What it's like, to be me
All be you, let's trade shoes
Just to see what I'd be like to
Feel your pain, you feel mine
Go inside each other's mind
Just to see what we find
Looking shit through each other's eyes

But don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful OoOo
They can all get fucked. Just stay true to you sOoOoo
Don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful OoOo
They can all get fucked. Just stay true to you sOoOoo

Nobody asked for life to deal us
With these bullshit hands with doubt
We have to take these cards ourselves
And flip them, don't expect no help
Now I could have either just
Sat on my ass and pissed and moaned
But take this situation in which I'm placed in
And get up and get my own
I was never the type of kid
To wait but I know to unpack his bags
Never sat on the porch and hoped and prayed
For a dad to show up who never did
I just wanted to fit in
Every single place
Every school I went
I dreamed of being that cool kid
Even if it meant acting stupid
Aunt Edna always told me
Keep making that face till it gets stuck like that
Meanwhile I'm just standing there
Holding my tongue up trying to talk like this
Till I stuck my tungue on the frozen stop sign poll at 8 years old
I learned my lesson and cause I wasn't tryin to impress my friends no more
But I already told you my whole life story
Not just based on my description
Cause where you see it from where you're sitting
Is probably 110% different
I guess we would have to walk a mile
In each other's shoes, at least
What size you where?
I wear tens
Let's see if you can fit your feet

Chorus
Walk my shoes, just to see
What it's like, to be me
All be you, let's trade shoes
Just to see what I'd be like to
Feel your pain, you feel mine
Go inside each other's mind
Just to see what we find
Looking shit through each other's eyes

But don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful OoOo
They can all get fucked. Just stay true to you sOoOoo
Don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful OoOo
They can all get fucked. Just stay true to you sOoOoo

Lately I've been hard to reach
I've been too long on my own
Everyone has a private world
Where they can be alone... sOoOoo
Are you calling me, are you trying to get through OoOo
Are you reaching out for me, and I'm reaching out for you sOoOoo Oo Oo

Yea... To my babies. Stay strong. Daddy will be soon
And to the rest of the world, god gave you the shoes
That fit you, so put em on and wear em
And be yourself man, be proud of who you are
Even if it sounds corny,
Don't ever let no one tell you, you ain't beautiful
____________________________________________________________________________

Doesn't explain me exactly, but it makes me look at the good of my life, and it keeps me going through hard times.

-FX772LRF  wave 



Cleared to IAH via CLL 076 radial/BAZBL/RIICE3, up to 3k, 7k in 10, departure on 134.3, squawk 4676, Colgan 9581.
User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Never despair.
Never surrender.

- Rorschach, in Alan Moore's 'Watchmen'.

(reading this at 6am today  Smile )



Set the controls for the heart of the Sun
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8580 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2997 times:
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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2996 times:
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Quoting CanadianNorth (Thread starter):
Stand there with me, watching a 737 get swung in infront of you with the big old moon in front, Venus beside it, a faint view of the aurora borealis above it, and a smokey sunset behind it, and tell me this isn't the coolest job in the world.

Yeah, that is for sure cool.

Lately life hasn't been too good to me, a little struggling, but seeing things like this give me something special:


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Photo © Wilco737



Sorry for the selfplug, but this moment made me grin like hell and I was happy that I saw that. (and it made top of 24, which made me happy as well)  Smile

wilco737



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Took most of my life so far to admit who I was, and to get a job I love in an industry I have a major passion for.

It was hard work, but I love where I am at the moment. I work at an airport, for a fantastic carrier, and am happy with who I am. Just need a fella in my life and things would be even better then they are now.
I go to work with a smile on my face and look forward to it, how many people can say that


User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

These are the personal mottos, taken from existing Latin mottos, that I have adopted in recent years:

Quisque pro ingenio: to each accoding to their character or inclinations (I.E. don't pre-judge people because they're young, old, male, female, black, white, straight, gay, etc. Give them the benefit of the doubt to show what they're good at). The motto of Newtonbrook Secondary School, a high school near where I grew up

Nemo me impune lacessit: No one f*cks with me and gets away with it. The motto of Scotland

Carpe diem: Seize the day. From Horace's Odes


User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3283 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2760 times:



Quoting CanadianNorth (Thread starter):
Stand there with me, watching a 737 get swung in infront of you with the big old moon in front, Venus beside it, a faint view of the aurora borealis above it, and a smokey sunset behind it, and tell me this isn't the coolest job in the world.

But my friend, how many degrees below Zero F is it??  tongue 

Regardless, it sounds beautiful to me!


My below "signature" quote is my random statement, courtesy of Benjamin Franklin, the great American patriot.



"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Another random statement from my life:

I had to order new boots for work. They're back-ordered.  Sad


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

"Life is a Grindstone,whether its Polishes you up or Grinds you done,it all depends on What you are made up off"

Its been tough & challenging time,gradually reducing the many burdens on the way.
Looking at things positively helps.Hence my signature says so.  Smile

regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2432 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2711 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 5):
Read my signature. Summarizes my feelings as of late rather efficiently

It doesn't help if there's plenty fish in the sea if I'm in an ocean full of sharks, trash, and sick, slimy, stinky fish

I am one of those sharks  Wink


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8458 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

I can't sneeze without looking into the sun.

User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2707 times:
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Quoting Bill142 (Reply 19):
I can't sneeze without looking into the sun.

I can't look into the sun without sneezing.



Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
User currently offlineFruitbat From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 551 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

I'm going to work in Aerospace until someone conclusively proves to me that the damn things DO fly.


Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel.
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2581 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 15):
But my friend, how many degrees below Zero F is it??

This was beginning of August, so at night it's still 10c/50f or warmer. The summers up here are short, but the magic more than makes up for it...


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3873 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Last night, while riding the subway, a girl proceeded to place a carrot covered in a surgical glove that looked like male genitalia near her partner's genitalia and pretended to deep throat it. I only wish I was making this up

User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Extreme exhaustion + dehydration = craving for chimichangas.

25 Jetmatt777 : For me, this phrase best describes me at the moment. Shattered dreams and broken wings. A recent disease has permanently taken away both of my main in
26 4holer : Where's the exit from this place already?
27 Pocho : There is a huge cricket crawling up my bedroom wall right now.
28 MCOflyer : I am a gentleman, a scholar, an amateur photographer, and a networking guru. I love trucks, planes, and boats. I love my family and cherish them the m
29 Speedbirdie : I despise children..
30 MCOflyer : Come on Hannah, it can not be that bad? KH
31 Aerobalance : There's nothing a good beer can't fix...
32 Texan : How about a few, along with words to live by! "If I get hurt, lost, or die, it's my own damn fault. Uh . . . amen." - Caballo Blanco "My mom thinks yo
33 FLY2HMO : FYI, you were a child at some point in your life, and I guarantee several people thought the same of you at one point. Just sayin'. Anyways, in other
34 ShyFlyer : Down in the valley, in the village of Los Ranchos I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
35 KiwiinOz : Except alcoholism, perhaps
36 AGM100 : A great horned owl once swooped down and tried to grab my puppy. I was walking him across the park in the evening ... I watched the Owl glide right to
37 MCOflyer : I dislike my math teacher and like my community involvement teacher. If I get a C in math I will be lucky. KH
38 AlexEU : I dont know what to do. I moved to a new town.
39 Ihadapheo : The statement "a fool and his money are soon parted" confuses me. IHAP
40 HAWK21M : Take a motorcycle & jump from the roof of one skyscraper to another.....If you succeed you will be called a Hero......If you don't you will be called
41 Pocho : Just realized my family and I will be gone for 3 days this weekend with no one to feed my pet fish during this time.
42 Rara : Shouldn't be a problem, right? When I had pet fish, I could leave them without food for two weeks and they seemed alright after that (hungry though).
43 WESTERN737800 : I once worked a 91 hour week on a bad knee.
44 FlyDeltaJets87 : "Good things come to those who wait. Better things come to those who pursue them". That's my own quote, and it means you have to get off your ass and
45 Rleiro : Just thinking on where I can get some special hinges I need for a door. I walked all over Caracas today and no results...
46 TransIsland : I reply to pointless threads on a.net.
47 Ihadapheo : Pray hard but pray with care, For the tears that you are crying now are just your answered prayers Dang I love that lyric Hmm, I know thread just for
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