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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby ^Rhino! » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:50 am

shroom wrote:
jneilvindy wrote:The RV I'm borrowing from a friend was sitting on empty. I saw this morning that gas is down to 3.22 a gallon here In Indianapolis so during lunch I ran over to his place and got the rv filled up!

A week ago it was hovering around 3.89 per gallon and the RV holds 80 gallon a fill up.

Sadly I doubt it's going to get much cheaper the closer we get to Labor day. :(

4300 miles round trip. 8mpg. This burning man experience better be worth it!! :!:



My trip was about as long as yours, very much worth it. :)


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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby FlyingMonkey » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:55 am

With all the stress building in to a crescendo as we get closer to returning HOME & sad news of the last few days, this brought a smile to my face.

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I hope it makes someone else smile as well.

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Jovankat » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:31 am

shroom wrote:
jneilvindy wrote:The RV I'm borrowing from a friend was sitting on empty. I saw this morning that gas is down to 3.22 a gallon here In Indianapolis so during lunch I ran over to his place and got the rv filled up!

A week ago it was hovering around 3.89 per gallon and the RV holds 80 gallon a fill up.

Sadly I doubt it's going to get much cheaper the closer we get to Labor day. :(

4300 miles round trip. 8mpg. This burning man experience better be worth it!! :!:



My trip was about as long as yours, very much worth it. :)


My flights from Sydney cost $1500 and as the crow flies my camp is 7,600 miles from my house, one way. I WIN :P :mrgreen: :P
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby ^Rhino! » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:48 am

What is that, a 16 or 20 hour flight? I know it's longer for the crow......
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Jovankat » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:26 am

Total travel time from SYD to SFO is 20 hrs 45mins but a not insignifiant amount of that will be spent at LAX :|
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby geospyder » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:24 am

We had to cut our trip to New Zealand and Australia short in February due to a fractured wrist that needed an operation. We flew from Melbourne to Sydney to LA and then on home to Reno. Well over 35 hours. The worst part was in LAX. The temp brace that my wife had on her wrist triggered for explosive residue. We had two explosive experts, supervisors, etc. - quite an experience. Luckily for us the brace was removable to be tested else we wouldn't have gotten to fly. I have got to say the TSA did their job very professionally.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby ^Rhino! » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:49 pm

geospyder wrote:We had to cut our trip to New Zealand and Australia short in February due to a fractured wrist that needed an operation. We flew from Melbourne to Sydney to LA and then on home to Reno. Well over 35 hours. The worst part was in LAX. The temp brace that my wife had on her wrist triggered for explosive residue. We had two explosive experts, supervisors, etc. - quite an experience. Luckily for us the brace was removable to be tested else we wouldn't have gotten to fly. I have got to say the TSA did their job very professionally.


geospyder, at least it wasn't Berlin. Early explosive 'sniffers' were keyed differently, to nitrates. A bank courier from the U.S got tackled by the German authorities and searched. He had a locked briefcase handcuffed to him, and despite his protests, the authorities contacted the bank for the key. The bank supervisor came to the airport, they opened the briefcase, and found........

a pound of applewood-smoked US bacon. It was the source of the nitrates.

Glad that the TSA did their job professionally.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Thecatman » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:06 pm

Jovankat wrote:Total travel time from SYD to SFO is 20 hrs 45mins


Do you know what type of aircraft you'll be flying on? An Airbus A-380? :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Thecatman » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:12 pm

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An Airbus A-380. Double deck the entire length of the aircraft.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Ratty » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:05 pm

I was at a garage sale trying to explain TTITD to 2 ladies with an open mind and a guy that had it all wrong. I finally gave up and went to the liquor store. 6 pk Blue Moon, 6 pk. Lagunitas, bag of ice for cooler. Here. A gift. This is burning Man. Maybe they got it. Maybe not. This is how BM changes us. (Insert happy face icon here).
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby geospyder » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:12 pm

^Rhino! wrote:
geospyder wrote:...nitrates.

Glad that the TSA did their job professionally.


Nitrates get a lot of false positives. Think of lawn fertilizer on golfer's shoes and the chemicals that bowlers use to clean their bowling balls. I am one of those people that get to covertly test the TSA. I'm not TSA but with another agency. That's why I said that they did their job professionally. I knew what they were supposed to do. One of the hardest things at that time was just being one of the passengers and keeping my mouth shut :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Jovankat » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:19 pm

Thecatman wrote:Image

An Airbus A-380. Double deck the entire length of the aircraft.


Yup, then an American Airlines 737 LAX to SFO and back again but a 747 LAX to SYD
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Thecatman » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:06 am

Jovankat wrote:Yup, then an American Airlines 737 LAX to SFO and back again but a 747 LAX to SYD
Thecatman wrote:Image
An Airbus A-380. Double deck the entire length of the aircraft.


Sweet. Have a wonderful trip. :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Thecatman » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:10 am

A few years ago we drove 4 hours to SFO just to watch a Lufthansa A380 take off. Very impressive sight.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Jovankat » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:38 am

Well it's a pretty great airport for perving. I don't think I've ever seen a more picturesque view of an airport than from the balcony of a house fondly known as Milbrae Manor that American Boyfriend used to hang out at a lot.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Elliot » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:58 am

.
*takes deep breath*

All right.... I'm ready to join the Happy Thread! (Although I will probably repeat this information on the Bar thread.)

Three nights ago I had the first pleasant -- PLEASANT!! -- dream in years and years, maybe decades.
A pleasant dream. Who'd 'ah thunk it possible!

So I must be doing something right these days. :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby geospyder » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:26 am

I must be on FB too much - I was ready to click "Like" for the pleasant dream Elliot :D

BTW - check out YouTube for Maho Beach for plane watching.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby FlyingMonkey » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:48 am

Elliot wrote:.
*takes deep breath*

All right.... I'm ready to join the Happy Thread! (Although I will probably repeat this information on the Bar thread.)

Three nights ago I had the first pleasant -- PLEASANT!! -- dream in years and years, maybe decades.
A pleasant dream. Who'd 'ah thunk it possible!

So I must be doing something right these days. :D


Great to hear that Elliot. Keep doing what ever your are doing. I'm looking forward to meeting you on the Playa.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Elliot » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:52 am

Thanks, folks! See the Bar thread for nature of dream.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Jovankat » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:23 am

Good to hear the treatment was helpful :)
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Jovankat » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:10 pm

I GET THREE SEATS TO MYSELF!!! I can lie down and sleep properly!!! This is the BEST!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Mojojita » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:42 pm

Late last week had one of the people in camp have to back out because his doctoral program funding was severely trimmed. The camp pitched in and had him sorted out in under a day. Today the same thing happened with another young lady who sent her regrets as family financial issues were keeping her from being able to attend. Same story but this time it only took two hours to raise the $500 needed.

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Mojojita » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:44 pm

Ratty wrote:I was at a garage sale trying to explain TTITD to 2 ladies with an open mind and a guy that had it all wrong. I finally gave up and went to the liquor store. 6 pk Blue Moon, 6 pk. Lagunitas, bag of ice for cooler. Here. A gift. This is burning Man. Maybe they got it. Maybe not. This is how BM changes us. (Insert happy face icon here).


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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby TT120 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:54 pm

I got a raise today! It's not much, only %4 but it's better than nothing. At least there's movement....... :D :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Thecatman » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:37 pm

That's great! :D It's better than a slap-in-the-face-with-a-wet-fish.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:16 pm

Thecatman wrote:It's better than a slap-in-the-face-with-a-wet-fish.

Ahem!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Oldguy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:28 pm

Huzzah, Jason got my golf cart started today! It is on the trailer leaving early Monday. :coffee:
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Thecatman » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:03 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Ahem!
Thecatman wrote:It's better than a slap-in-the-face-with-a-wet-fish.

:oops: That's a statement my dad used all the time.
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