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by desertjets
Fri May 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do "dad brands" of clothing have a negative stigma?
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: Why do "dad brands" of clothing have a negative stigma?

As a dad I can say I am neither cool nor fashion forward. Dad brands aren't aspirational or really seen as premium, just boring and dependable -- I think Dockers falls squarely in that camp, probably Arrow too. Not that I think IZOD nor Nautica are dad brands. They are just staid middle of the road ...

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by desertjets
Fri May 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The coolest unit of currency
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: The coolest unit of currency

Gold-pressed latinum is the answer. Usable across most of the Milky Way.

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by desertjets
Wed May 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1225

Re: Super yachts

These super yachts make me feel poor. Plus I don't dig the super sleek plasticky style. Give me something a bit more classic like HMY Britannia.

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by desertjets
Tue May 15, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What If? - Delta Hustles Frst (DFW: 1980s)
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: What If? - Delta Hustles Frst (DFW: 1980s)

Post-deregulation the airlines formally established hubs in places where they already had fairly sizeable operations. Looking at departedflights.com they have a detailed schedule for DFW in 1979. From some rough counting the average weekday departures looks like this: BN -- 174, AA -- 127, TI -67, D...

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by desertjets
Mon May 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better

I like Nilla Waffers, not gonna lie. I bought a box of generic ones the other week to have on hand for a treat for my 2-year old. I kind of ate most of the box myself.

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by desertjets
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1007

Re: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?

She gets the window with no question. She isn't the happiest of fliers and the window is more comfortable for her. So that meant the middle seat for me in a 757 to Ireland and back and pretty much every other trip since in the past 10 years I've been stuck in the middle except on an RJ or MD-somethi...

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by desertjets
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 1944

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

I guess I'll be the 2nd (or 3rd) person to bring up the Fermi Paradox. There are a lot of fascinating discussions out there as to why we don't/can't see other intelligent life out there. The problem with space is that it is incomprehensibility huge. But the size also means time and we suck at compre...

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by desertjets
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...
Replies: 57
Views: 1833

Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

I'd probably call in sick for the next 3 days.

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by desertjets
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death of St. Patrick's Day in the U.S. Retail Industry
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: The Death of St. Patrick's Day in the U.S. Retail Industry

Not every holiday needs a major commercial component. And FWIW I don't think I have ever seen any sort of major push at retailers for St. Patrick's Day beyond there being plenty of corned beef briskets , Irish beer and Jameson's in stock at my local grocery store. V-day and Easter both involve gift ...

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by desertjets
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gray divorces on the rise
Replies: 31
Views: 1329

Re: Gray divorces on the rise

As a soon to be gray and somebody who is in a LTR I guess I am fully qualified to comment on this. I will echo others that you come off as incredibly naive about what relationships are and how they can change. I don't completely fault you for that, I thought I knew everything at your age too. I've b...

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by desertjets
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Which Aviation College?

Some questions for the OP. Which, if any, of these colleges have you actually visited? Given that you are going to end up being fairly far away from home I would rather you end up in a place that you can see yourself living in and being happy at for the next 4-5 years. What type of college are you l...

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by desertjets
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 41108

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

It is basically a box truck with wings, there are only so many different ways it can look. IRT the engine choice, what else is out there in that power range other than the PT6? I'd imagine for an operator like FedEx with its affiliates already flying PT6 powered Caravans that the Pratt would be the ...

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by desertjets
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5109

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

Very exciting to see! FLG is becoming more a tourist destination in its own right. The food/culture scene is growing. Not to mention, I would hazard a guess SoCal is a top destination where local go. This seems to have a chance to work. I am sort of surprised that this hasn't happened already. Of a...

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by desertjets
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 71
Views: 16300

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

The other problem TWA had was a lousy route structure. The JFK hub was the product of a bygone era. As aircraft began to increase their capability and allow airlines to bypass JFK, TWA had no other strength other than STL, a mid-size city with little true international demand. So, they would have m...

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by desertjets
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO to take over EAS flying at SHD with routes to ORD/IAD
Replies: 37
Views: 4215

Re: OO to take over EAS flying at SHD with routes to ORD/IAD

If CHO had lower-priced service I could see the idea of EAS service at SHD being redundant. But fares at CHO have always been pricey, though at least there is a decent level of service. I remember the last time I lived in C'Ville I only flew out of CHO once, I was using a reward ticket. Even then I ...

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by desertjets
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 718
Views: 26159

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Actually it does relate to Moore, as I have heard a number of caller on talking head radio shows getting on the case of the hosts for when they start to give credibility to the Moore allegations. Listeners/callers are upset that the hosts are actually believing that Moore may have actually done the...

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by desertjets
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 718
Views: 26159

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Well it looks like Roy Moore may be in a bit of trouble: Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32 https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0...

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by desertjets
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 29
Views: 989

Re: What will you wear for Thanksgiving?

Pants with an elastic waist band if I am smart.

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by desertjets
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 107
Views: 5549

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

Pretty much any series where they keep adding more and more characters to the core cast comes to mind. Roseanne was a good mention, especially the last season which was really just an imagining of the Roseanne's writing to deal with Dan's death. Married with Children suffered from that as well -- pl...

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by desertjets
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 173
Views: 20138

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

I think my car vs. plane distances have changed pretty dramatically over the years. When I had my first grown-up job I lived north of Syracuse, NY and would visit my brother in DC fairly regularly (3-5x a year). I did the drive once, over Thanksgiving, and that was a pretty brutal affair. Baltimore ...

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by desertjets
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Streaming TV - How do you stream (semi-aviation related)
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Streaming TV - How do you stream (semi-aviation related)

Our PS3 is the streaming device. In fact it gets used mostly for that and every now and then for gaming.

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by desertjets
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump criticized for Puerto Rico response
Replies: 65
Views: 2630

Re: Trump criticized for Puerto Rico response

Trump deserves to get his ass dragged over the coals for his non-response to Maria. Granted three major hurricane's hitting US territory in a period of little more than a month is pretty unprecedented but it isn't like a hurricane comes without warning. There certainly had to be folks within FEMA, D...

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by desertjets
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 10826

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

None of BUF, ROC, SYR, and ALB have nonstop service to DFW. Heck, Upstate New York doesn't have any nonstop service to Texas whatsoever. It completely baffles me as to why. I swear at one point in the mid-00s AA had service w/ Eagle CR7s to upstate NY. I recall there being a 1x daily from SYR when ...

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by desertjets
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 55
Views: 3445

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

I think the looks of an aircraft have to do a lot with proportion. Case in point the 787. The 787-8, while not ugly just looks disproportionately short compared to its wing. Whereas the 787-9 looks much better overall. I'd assume the 787-10 would be the looker of the group. Likewise for the worst lo...

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by desertjets
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: Airports you've only connected at... but you have visited the city.

This will not end well. So basically asking if we have connected via an airport that serves a city but never left that airport to visit that city but yet have visited said city --presumably arriving in said city via another means of transportation. Which means we will get 2 pages of people flying th...

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by desertjets
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2093

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

First A320 was February of 1992 on HP. PHX-ORD.

First 737 was in the summer of 1998 (I think) on CO, either a -300 or -500. PHX-CLE.

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by desertjets
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GREAT CHICKEN DEBATE: white meat vs dark meat?
Replies: 37
Views: 1441

Re: The GREAT CHICKEN DEBATE: white meat vs dark meat?

If I had to make a choice I would probably pick white. But I like the entire chicken. I love a good roast chicken and always have both white and dark meat -- with a preference for white. However when cleaning off the carcass I always take the oysters for myself. For some applications, like fajitas f...

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by desertjets
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you work if you didn't need to ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1143

Re: Would you work if you didn't need to ?

This is a tough one to be honest. Right now if I were to make a list of what I love about my job and what I don't love about my job the don't love list is undeniably longer. So at first glance not working but still being paid like I was is kind of appealing. But then what do I do with my time. I hav...

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by desertjets
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR Navigation
Replies: 12
Views: 1279

Re: VFR Navigation

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I am not a pilot but I think this story is worth looking at when cementing your VFR navigation habits. http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/acci ... nder-crash

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by desertjets
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Preparing for the worst -- Just how bad is LGA these days
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Preparing for the worst -- Just how bad is LGA these days

We'll staying in Brooklyn and traveling with a toddler. So the quickest, least painful way to go out of LGA and to where we are staying is the priority.... so cabbing it seems like the best choice. What about on the departures end, is it still a bear just getting into the airport and curbside for de...

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Preparing for the worst -- Just how bad is LGA these days
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Preparing for the worst -- Just how bad is LGA these days

Our big trip to NYC is coming up soon and I am preparing myself for dealing with LGA. We arrive on a Thursday mid-afternoon on Southwest and leave on a Wednesday mid-morning on Southwest. How long should we plan from getting baggage to getting a cab and out of the airport proper. And vice versa gett...

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer
Replies: 64
Views: 2295

Re: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer

I wouldn't wish brain cancer on my worst enemy. He has served his nation well and while I hope for a positive outcome I remain cautiously realistic here.

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by desertjets
Thu May 04, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many people to a toilet, just a bit of fun.
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: How many people to a toilet, just a bit of fun.

I was gonna say one at a time is what I found works best. But then I get a bit pee shy.

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by desertjets
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Verizon customer service?
Replies: 15
Views: 1610

Re: Verizon customer service?

I've been with Verizon for a fairly long time with a brief break for ~3 years when I went with Sprint. Pricing was better but coverage was worse. For example, and this was ~5 years ago, there is a stretch of Interstate 25 from Las Vegas, NM to Raton, NM where my Sprint phone had zero coverage (I had...

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by desertjets
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2126

Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

We don't eat a lot of pasta but when we do we splurge a bit and get the Di Martino.

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by desertjets
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your steak
Replies: 48
Views: 2151

Re: How do you make and take your steak

Now for chicken fried steak creamy white country gravy is key. And it has to be swimming in it! It's hard to find a chicken fried steak that's just right for me. The best one I've ever had was a restaurant in Midland, Texas that was near my hotel. Best (and worst) swim team travel trip ever! OMG ch...

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by desertjets
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future for the Arizona Coyotes?
Replies: 18
Views: 990

Re: Future for the Arizona Coyotes?

Why did they leave America West Arena (or whatever it is called today) in the first place? The whole idea behind placing AWA and Bank One Ballpark (it'll always be BOB to me) downtown was to make downtown a place that people wanted to stay and do things at after 5pm.

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by desertjets
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your steak
Replies: 48
Views: 2151

Re: How do you make and take your steak

Yes, I LOVE Ketchup with my meat For a steak, though? I'm happy to use it for all kinds of meats, including chicken. OMG, ketchup on chicken. Honestly ketchup on steak is a more forgivable offense. Where is the gag smiley when I need it. Ketchup only belongs on burgers, meatloaf, french fries and m...

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by desertjets
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your steak
Replies: 48
Views: 2151

Re: How do you make and take your steak

I like my steak as tender as possible (medium rare at least) and eat it in small bites, due to my jaw deformity, malocclusion, and consequent difficulty biting, chewing, and swallowing. My two favourite steaks are New York strip and ribeye (when I find them on sale at King Soopers). I rarely ever g...

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by desertjets
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your steak
Replies: 48
Views: 2151

Re: How do you make and take your steak

What is it with y'all and not seasoning your meat? Salt and pepper are your friends.

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by desertjets
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Job Interview procedure (references)
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Job Interview procedure (references)

Of course you should have already had references picked out and notified that you are job searching, right????? But yes once they get to the reference check stage it is usually a positive sign that they are close to making a decision. Of course this depends on how many folks they brought in for a 2n...

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by desertjets
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battling modulation schemes
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Battling modulation schemes

Airstud wrote:
OK folks, there's 8-level vestigial sideband modulation and there's quadrature amplitude modulation.

You know one is cooler than the other.

Go.


I think what you do behind closed doors is none of my business nor am I to judge whether one is cooler than the other.

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by desertjets
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your steak
Replies: 48
Views: 2151

Re: How do you make and take your steak

Why are people so against medium...? Regarding preparing steaks, I'll copy what I wrote in the other thread: My family grills with charcoal. Just can't get past the idea that a gas grill is cooking on the stove but doing it outside. We don't marinate steaks (usually ribeye), but sometimes use Montr...

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by desertjets
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your steak
Replies: 48
Views: 2151

How do you make and take your steak

Hey the topic title rhymes. In the spirit of the favorite steakhouse thread, let's share our favorite ways to prepare and serve cow. Making a good steak at home isn't exactly rocket science and is one of those things that I feel like I can do decently well and since I don't have a corporate expense ...

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by desertjets
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 1684

Re: How do you make and take your coffee

The pour over coffee maker is great. I got mine off of eBay with a matching travel mug plus a 100 ct box of filters for under 15 bucks. The one downfall is that boiling water in the tea kettle takes too much time, but now with an electric kettle it is much faster.

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by desertjets
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JCPenney to close 140 stores, list to be announced in March
Replies: 16
Views: 1555

Re: JCPenney to close 140 stores, list to be announced in March

A lot of big box stores are suffering. It has me wondering. With the rise of Amazon and online browsing, what will happen to all of these big stores? The footprint is huge for these stores and malls. What will become of the space? 1. Exercise facilities? 2. Schools? 3. Left to rot for druggies and ...

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by desertjets
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 1684

Re: How do you make and take your coffee

I have a reputation at work, that you do not want to talk to me before 9am and/or I have finished my coffee. I am not a morning person, but having to be a responsible adult with an 8-5 job and a small child means I am up and semi-functional far earlier that I would normally like. Before kiddo was bo...

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by desertjets
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 1684

How do you make and take your coffee

After years of being a tea drinker in the morning I switched to the hard stuff and became a daily coffee drinker, even more so after DesertJets Jr. came into my life. Now I am no coffee snob but I've become pretty particular about it. I find that most coffee out in the wild, McDs, DD, Starbucks etc ...

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by desertjets
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice for flying with a toddler for the 1st time
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Advice for flying with a toddler for the 1st time

Seems like getting his own seat is the best option. I could see doing a lap child if he was younger and not mobile. But now that he is a fearless walker he doesn't much like being held. The more I think about it now the fact that he did so well on the cross country road trip at 9 months was because ...

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