atco2b
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:14 pm

Hey everyone...what did everybody get up to with the downtime?! Big grin
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sunshine79
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:16 pm

Sleep. A.net must have gone down as I was going to bed. This morning I had to refresh my screen twice then it came up woo hoo!
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EngineersWife
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:16 pm

I wonder what went on there - I was getting withdrawls!
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AeroWesty
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:37 pm

LOL, two minutes after this site came back up, my power went out for about 20 minutes. When it rains, it pours!
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ANCFlyer
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:48 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
LOL, two minutes after this site came back up, my power went out for about 20 minutes. When it rains, it pours!

 rotfl 

Quoting Atco2b (Thread starter):
what did everybody get up to with the downtime

Bitched once or twice on another site.

Worked . . . 5 more hours and I have a couple weeks off. . . will be on the way to ANC at 1000 tomorrow and at 2100, be back at ANC for ANC-DEN-DSM on UA.  biggrin .

I should be having lunch with my daughter in Iowa on Friday.
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wukka
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:58 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
LOL, two minutes after this site came back up, my power went out for about 20 minutes. When it rains, it pours!

Why did I instantly think Morton salt? Did the Morton company create the saying, or did they just pick up a phrase and use it as a tagline? Everytime I hear that phrase, it's like UA and "Rhapsody in Blue"... it's almost as they've become interchangable.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
I should be having lunch with my daughter in Iowa on Friday.

DSM was a surprisingly cool city. One of the last places that I ever thought that I'd visit, but ended up going out there to see an old girlfriend from college. It's was a few-day trip that I'm really glad that I didn't pass up on. That little strip of bars and restaurants that they have downtown was a really good time.

I hope you enjoy your time there with your daughter!
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AeroWesty
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:03 pm

Quoting Wukka (Reply 5):
Did the Morton company create the saying, or did they just pick up a phrase and use it as a tagline?

Oh I think they did. Morton added a chemical to their salt so it wouldn't absorb moisture/humidity. I recall my grandmother and great aunt putting rice in the salt shakers out of habit, from the days before Morton's made it humidity-proof.
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ANCFlyer
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:05 pm

Quoting Wukka (Reply 5):
DSM was a surprisingly cool city. One of the last places that I ever thought that I'd visit, but ended up going out there to see an old girlfriend from college. It's was a few-day trip that I'm really glad that I didn't pass up on. That little strip of bars and restaurants that they have downtown was a really good time.

If I may digress a moment on DSM . . . I usually stay at the Marriott downtown. A fwe years back I was there, with a half dozen others. Downtown is connected via skywalks to virtually every building downtown - keeps people out of the winter weather. The group and I (hereinafter called us/we) had several libations at the Marriott Bar and proceeded out on the town via the Skywalks. Needless to say, at about 0200 when everything was closed and no more refreshments were available, we meandered back to the hotel . . . well - apparently they lock those skywalk doors to the hotel about midnight . . . and about every other door to the skywalks as well . . . so we're pounding on every door we come to . . . and none of them open . . . and we walked quite a distance. THe last door we pounded on, and then yanked (I was the yankee not the poundee) happened to be the . . . . Police Department.  rotfl  Two cops look up! We said, just about collectively and in concert "Hi, is this the Marriott?"

The cops burst out laughing and one of them was so kind as to walk us the six blocks back to the hotel . . . .

Quoting Wukka (Reply 5):
I hope you enjoy your time there with your daughter!

 checkmark  It'll be a hoot . . . she's a great kid . . . thanks
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skidmarks
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:26 pm

The site went down?  wideeyed 

Never noticed - does that make me a bad person?

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atco2b
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:36 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
Never noticed - does that make me a bad person?

Absolutely not Big grin

I hadnt noticed either, just when i logged on the last post had been 8h35 mins previous  silly 
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Pe@rson
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:56 pm

I noticed it was down earlier, but hey-ho.

I wish they'd put a big 'IT'LL BE DOWN' notice at the top of all forums.  Silly
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:59 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
Never noticed - does that make me a bad person?

Just extremely  old  and senile  Wink
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pilot kaz
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:01 pm

What happened now? I was umm sleeping  Wink
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wukka
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:03 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 6):
Oh I think they did. Morton added a chemical to their salt so it wouldn't absorb moisture/humidity. I recall my grandmother and great aunt putting rice in the salt shakers out of habit, from the days before Morton's made it humidity-proof.

That rice thing still gets used quite frequently, especially by the elderly generation... I see it most often in little granny-family owned restaurants (what the hell are those maggot babies doing in the salt shaker!?!?) but now that you mention it, it makes perfect sense that the phrase comes from Morton's, even though it's now almost standard lexicon for when things are shitty, they just get shittier.

Probably not what their marketing folks had in mind at the time, but equally applicable, as well as memorable.

Good call, Westy! I need to spend more time in non-av for the abundance of trivia here!
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skidmarks
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:07 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
Just extremely and senile

I hope your next s**t is a hedgehog you disreputable, curmudgeonly Scot!  tongue 

Andy  old  and NOT senile!
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pilot kaz
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:09 pm

Andy,

Stop being a pansy and go and fix those planes Dammit!
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AeroWesty
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:10 pm

Doing a little googling, it appears that the common usage phrase was originally "it never rains but it pours", which has been supplanted by the Morton slogan. (But never believe anything you read on the internet 100%, even though it makes perfect sense.)
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wukka
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:55 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
Doing a little googling, it appears that the common usage phrase was originally "it never rains but it pours", which has been supplanted by the Morton slogan. (But never believe anything you read on the internet 100%, even though it makes perfect sense.)

I started with the google thing, but then after 58,392 hits or something of that nature, I decided that it'd be better to keep drinking my beer since I just came off of a 16.5 hour maintenance window that kicked my ass.

I'll try harder next time, I promise.  Smile
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wukka
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Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:28 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
Downtown is connected via skywalks to virtually every building downtown - keeps people out of the winter weather.

Isn't that skywalk system neat? Cincy tried to do something like that back in the late 70's, and it was awesome... no crosswalks, bad weather, restaurants and shopping on the way... it almost turned half of downtown into a huge mall. They used to have "SkyWalk" maps of the city.

Then our genius city council, that serves no purpose whatsoever other than to fuck this place up (pardon my language, but I feel they deserve it), decided that it wasn't worth any upkeep. 90% of it has been torn down now.

Now they're trying to think of great reasons to re-attract business to the downtown district... possibly by connecting businesses together! What a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!

Idiots.

Remember... some of our most prosperous years were when we had Jerry F'in Springer as a mayor.

I have a love-hate relationship with my hometown, if you haven't noticed.  Wink

Thanks for letting me vent!
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Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:14 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
The site went down?

Never noticed - does that make me a bad person?

Nope, makes you sound like you've got a life.  stirthepot 

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