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by bookishaviator
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tokio Or Singapore For Vacation?
Replies: 15
Views: 3219

RE: Tokio Or Singapore For Vacation?

For the pure sensory overload: Tokyo. Glorious city.

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by bookishaviator
Tue May 29, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2011-2012 Season Finales Have Begun
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

RE: 2011-2012 Season Finales Have Begun

Breaking Bad! I know I'm a bit behind, however I've only just watched the fourth season and now I'm having serious withdrawal symptoms. Freakin' love - LOVE - that show! Although this whole business about splitting the final season into two parts:  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviatio...

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by bookishaviator
Mon May 28, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Are The Worst Tourists?
Replies: 158
Views: 8088

RE: Who Are The Worst Tourists?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kpitrrat" class="quote" target="_blank">kpitrrat</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>As Bookishavaitor said he dislikes touri...

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by bookishaviator
Mon May 28, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Are The Worst Tourists?
Replies: 158
Views: 8088

RE: Who Are The Worst Tourists?

The worst tourists are the ones who travel the world only to see it in comparisons. "You don't have [x] here..." "Back home, we don't do it that way..." "This isn't like back home..." And so on. Sure, on one level it's only natural to use something familiar as a reference point in trying to understa...

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by bookishaviator
Mon May 21, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Maintaince Cut From MEL, Moved To BNE
Replies: 21
Views: 3568

RE: QF Maintaince Cut From MEL, Moved To BNE

As already mentioned, hardly a shock that <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> have made this decision. The usual melodramatic statements from the unions are to be expected, but it is obviously still a blow to the industry in this state. On a more personal note, I was sad to hear this ne...

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by bookishaviator
Sun May 20, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips On Vacation To Australia
Replies: 32
Views: 2705

RE: Tips On Vacation To Australia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cpd" class="quote" target="_blank">cpd</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Quoting ipodguy7 (Reply 7): it may seem steriotipica...

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by bookishaviator
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Modest Proposal To Maximise Pilot Productivity
Replies: 17
Views: 2313

RE: A Modest Proposal To Maximise Pilot Productivity

As long as you exclude Jetstar pilots from your plan... <a href="http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/jetstar-pilots-forgot-to-lower-wheels-due-to-mobile-phone-20120419-1x9ed.html" target="_blank">Jetstar pilots 'forgot to lower wheels' due to mobile phone</a> <table border="0" align="CE...

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by bookishaviator
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Cuisines Did You Find Disappointing?
Replies: 95
Views: 4618

RE: Which Cuisines Did You Find Disappointing?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zhiao" class="quote" target="_blank">zhiao</a> (<a href="#84" class="quote">Reply 84</a>):<br/><i>Their cities are simply not large and diverse ...

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by bookishaviator
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Behind Your A.net Nickname?
Replies: 109
Views: 5426

RE: What's Behind Your A.net Nickname?

I'm bookish.

And I'm an aviator (in training, at least).

Though evidently I'm not particularly inventive when it comes to usernames.

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by bookishaviator
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Working Holiday
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

RE: Australian Working Holiday

Is there any particular sort of work you're looking to do, or are you not fussed? I ask because at that time of year (May onward) you're likely to have more luck in the north of the country or in <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym> - where it's warmer - with hospitality jobs a...

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by bookishaviator
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Urbex", Does Anybody Here Do It?
Replies: 16
Views: 4775

RE: "Urbex", Does Anybody Here Do It?

I had never heard of the term until I read this thread, however there are many places in my neck of the woods that lend themselves to some pretty interesting urbexing and I'm suddenly inspired to revisit these places with camera at the ready. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote...

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by bookishaviator
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post Your Latest Purchase!
Replies: 86
Views: 4817

RE: Post Your Latest Purchase!

Tickets with <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> from <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> to <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym> and <acronym title="Malaysia Airlin...

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by bookishaviator
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Life Without Social Networking
Replies: 18
Views: 2153

RE: Life Without Social Networking

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaMD90" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaMD90</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I'm not saying you are unfairly bashing ...

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by bookishaviator
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Life Without Social Networking
Replies: 18
Views: 2153

Life Without Social Networking

In a recent fit of internal rage, I deactivated all of my social network accounts - Facebook and Twitter being the main ones, plus a couple of other minor ones. I had various reasons for doing so, not least of which being what I perceived to be my growing unhealthy addiction to these sites. Checking...

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by bookishaviator
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is "flip-flopping"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2015

RE: What Is "flip-flopping"?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>On the other hand, if a pol...

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by bookishaviator
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Grammar Mistakes...
Replies: 81
Views: 3786

RE: Most Annoying Grammar Mistakes...

I'm not sure that this classifies as a 'grammar mistake' as such, but I <b>really</b> dislike the use of multiple punctuation marks. For example: <i>Paris was so amazing!!!!!!!!!!</i> or <i>What the hell do you mean........ ????????</i> It's ugly and really adds nothing to my understanding of what t...

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by bookishaviator
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie, Book, Album Of 2011?
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

RE: Your Favorite Movie, Book, Album Of 2011?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mbmbos" class="quote" target="_blank">mbmbos</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Favorite album: "The Rip Tide" by Beirut.</i><...

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by bookishaviator
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread 55
Replies: 220
Views: 22261

RE: Australian Aviation Thread 55

Dreamliner visit to coincide with Qantas birthday

I look forward to hearing the finer details about this!

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by bookishaviator
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPhone IOS 5.0 Upgrade Or Downgrade?
Replies: 32
Views: 2951

RE: IPhone IOS 5.0 Upgrade Or Downgrade?

I have an iPhone 4 - the upgrade to iOS5 seems to have improved overall speed and performance, however a full charge of the battery is not lasting me as long as it was before the upgrade. On a side note, I discovered an annoying glitch since upgrading to iOS5 (well, it may not be a glitch, I may jus...

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by bookishaviator
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Watching The World Series?
Replies: 61
Views: 2526

RE: Are You Watching The World Series?

Sadly, no - best I can do is to follow the games from my desk at work, as I did this morning.

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by bookishaviator
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPhone 5 Guesses Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 4087

RE: IPhone 5 Guesses Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyAUA" class="quote" target="_blank">flyAUA</a> (<a href="#101" class="quote">Reply 101</a>):<br/><i>This means even iPhone4 owners will notice...

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by bookishaviator
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPhone Basics/use/app Recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 3853

RE: IPhone Basics/use/app Recommendations

Apps that I use most frequently and find particularly useful: <b>Instapaper</b> -- saves webpages to read later/offline <b>Things</b> -- for creating and managing to-do lists (great desktop app too if you have a Mac) <b>Consume</b> -- usage monitor for different accounts (mobile phone, broadband, et...

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by bookishaviator
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Jobs Has Died
Replies: 181
Views: 6481

RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

I do admit to finding some of the idolatry (not here, just generally) a little disturbing, however I also quite enjoyed reading Stephen Fry's obit (of sorts): http://www.stephenfry.com/2011/10/06/steve-jobs/

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by bookishaviator
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Not An Annual A.netters Gathering?
Replies: 31
Views: 2426

RE: Why Not An Annual A.netters Gathering?

Has there ever been an Australian A.net gathering? Or are we too few?

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by bookishaviator
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AFL (Aussie Rules) Grand Final - Pies Vs Cats
Replies: 30
Views: 2520

RE: AFL (Aussie Rules) Grand Final - Pies Vs Cats

I know that it's not particularly original to hate Collingwood, but I'm not sure I could stomach that feral mob winning back-to-back premierships.

Please Geelong, for the sake of all that is decent, kick their butts (again) next week.

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by bookishaviator
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11277

RE: Homo Rollcall

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mariner" class="quote" target="_blank">mariner</a> (<a href="#214" class="quote">Reply 214</a>):<br/><i>cock-sucker</i></font></td></tr></table>...

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by bookishaviator
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11277

RE: Homo Rollcall

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kiwiandrew" class="quote" target="_blank">kiwiandrew</a> (<a href="#210" class="quote">Reply 210</a>):<br/><i>GLBTT</i></font></td></tr></table>...

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by bookishaviator
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11277

RE: Homo Rollcall

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/USXguy" class="quote" target="_blank">USXguy</a> (<a href="#159" class="quote">Reply 159</a>):<br/><i>here's a few views from my deck</i></font>...

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by bookishaviator
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recent Movies You Saw And Your Opinions
Replies: 16
Views: 2492

RE: Recent Movies You Saw And Your Opinions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/homsar" class="quote" target="_blank">homsar</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>I just watched the 1960s and 2000s versions of...

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by bookishaviator
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do I Want To Live In Australia?
Replies: 40
Views: 4793

RE: Do I Want To Live In Australia?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/melpax" class="quote" target="_blank">melpax</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i> lot of of the pubs run special deals on mea...

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by bookishaviator
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do I Want To Live In Australia?
Replies: 40
Views: 4793

RE: Do I Want To Live In Australia?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gigneil" class="quote" target="_blank">gigneil</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Access to homosexuals</i></font></td>...

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by bookishaviator
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11277

RE: Homo Rollcall

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HELyes" class="quote" target="_blank">HELyes</a> (<a href="#111" class="quote">Reply 111</a>):<br/><i>Happy Together (1997), it's about two guys...

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by bookishaviator
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11277

RE: Homo Rollcall

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kiwiandrew" class="quote" target="_blank">kiwiandrew</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>Herpes model</i></font></td></tr></t...

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by bookishaviator
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homo Rollcall
Replies: 247
Views: 11277

RE: Homo Rollcall

Where are all these homo aviation nerds in the real world? Indoors playing with their Herpa models when not posting on here, I suspect. In any case, I can't find them. Woe is me.

Oh yeah: present.

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by bookishaviator
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ideas: Where To Celebrate The Next 'New Years'?
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

RE: Ideas: Where To Celebrate The Next 'New Years'?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/planeguy727" class="quote" target="_blank">planeguy727</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>I've also heard good things about Sy...

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by bookishaviator
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Melbourne: World's Most Liveable City
Replies: 39
Views: 2720

RE: Melbourne: World's Most Liveable City

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TransIsland" class="quote" target="_blank">TransIsland</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>I don't trust these lists one bit....

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by bookishaviator
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Melbourne: World's Most Liveable City
Replies: 39
Views: 2720

Melbourne: World's Most Liveable City

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its 2011 Liveability Ranking Report, with Melbourne named the world's most liveable city for the first time in its own right. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-30/melbourne-wins-world27s-most-liveable-city/2862628" target="_blank">http://www.abc...

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by bookishaviator
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Life As An Air Traffic Controller
Replies: 2
Views: 2054

Life As An Air Traffic Controller

Evening all, So I'm going to try for a career as an Air Traffic Controller. I'm well aware of what the job entails and have had all my questions answered with respect to assessment processes, training requirements, salaries, development opportunities, etc. I've done my research into all of those fin...

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by bookishaviator
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Native English Speakers: "Lose" Vs "Loose"
Replies: 57
Views: 3452

RE: Native English Speakers: "Lose" Vs "Loose"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flipdewaf" class="quote" target="_blank">flipdewaf</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i>This language is strange, this can be ...

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by bookishaviator
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Native English Speakers: "Lose" Vs "Loose"
Replies: 57
Views: 3452

RE: Native English Speakers: "Lose" Vs "Loose"

The use of 'off of' drives me batty. The 'of' is almost always superfluous. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/signol" class="quote" target="_blank">signol</a> (<a href="#39" clas...

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by bookishaviator
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prague Accomodation
Replies: 16
Views: 1915

RE: Prague Accomodation

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mirrodie" class="quote" target="_blank">mirrodie</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Hotel Josef.... hands down</i></font></td>...

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by bookishaviator
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Ethnic Origins
Replies: 96
Views: 4180

RE: Your Ethnic Origins

Both of my parents are Croatian - they migrated to Australia in the 1960s where (many years later) I was subsequently born and raised. Apparently there's some French in me somewhere along the line, but I've never bothered to construct a family tree... it would be near impossible anyway.

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by bookishaviator
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Would You Hit It - Pink" Threads
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

RE: "Would You Hit It - Pink" Threads

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lhr380" class="quote" target="_blank">lhr380</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 4): There's also...

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by bookishaviator
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So, How Have You Been?- Check-in
Replies: 58
Views: 2565

RE: So, How Have You Been?- Check-in

Overall, I've been well. In the last couple of months, I: - Turned 30. - Became an uncle for the second time, this time to twin girls. And what awesome little human beings they are! - Took myself on a short trip interstate for a bit of coastal rest and relaxation. (The only downer was having to fly ...

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by bookishaviator
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Would You Hit It - Pink" Threads
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

RE: "Would You Hit It - Pink" Threads

The colour pink has long been associated with gay culture. The Nazis, in fact, forced prisoners accused of homosexuality to wear a pink triangle, a symbol which is now often used to represent gay pride and gay rights. There's also the rather crude stereotype of pink things being 'gay' (in the deroga...

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by bookishaviator
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Best Iphone Pic
Replies: 17
Views: 2050

RE: Your Best Iphone Pic

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by bookishaviator
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just Came Out, Now What?
Replies: 79
Views: 4558

RE: Just Came Out, Now What?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Doona" class="quote" target="_blank">Doona</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>Quoting flyerboy1990 (Reply 25): Okay, one mor...

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by bookishaviator
Thu May 12, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colorado Weekend Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

RE: Colorado Weekend Recommendations

I miss Colorado a whole lot. I don't have anything all that useful to contribute over and above what's already been suggested, but I will say that I fell in love with Tattered Cover Book Store when I lived in Colorado (<a href="http://www.tatteredcover.com/" target="_blank">http://www.tatteredcover....

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by bookishaviator
Mon May 09, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rant: I'm On My 9th IPhone.
Replies: 51
Views: 3135

RE: Rant: I'm On My 9th IPhone.

I've owned an iPhone <acronym title="Atlant-Soyuz Airlines (Russian Federation)">3G</acronym> for the last two years and the thing has become close to unusable. I've tried all manner of fixes to try and speed the thing up a little, but nothing has worked. My contract with my mobile provider expires ...

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