Oh Les, Your life had changed; I can see you now driving down the streets of Western Oregon trolling for free WiFi. I mentioned last week about being in my sisters kitchen in Scottsdale and getting full boar on a WiFi connection, some guy named bilken54g had a really great signal. My sister was amazed how much faster it was then her dial up, she is cheap, cheap and cheaper and will not pay for cable or DSL. Maybe that's why she has more money then I do!! as for your cuisinart guy, you should have turned him on dude. think of the tampers you could sell, the machines and greens form Tom, new members coming to the PNWGXX. Mikie making food for days!!! ginny
Those mini's may be one half step above the united baby's... fly to redmond oregon some day. three days to get there and they check your short hairs before you fly out. they made me wait three hours last winter for the second flight to SF because I asked the security person to use CLEAN GLOVES since my clothes were celan and fresh for my trip to paris. They put clean gloves on, they actually snapped them on, then made me wait. I simply sat by the entrance to security and made comments while waiting, they could not make me move my seat in the terminal. good thing it was early in the day... read no martini's jerks, g they made me wait for a CECON
redmond is so bad, these folks have the job of the century, working for the homeland security BS. there must be 200 people that fly out of there each day. we are talking nazi attitude. when the "woman" hit me with her wand I said excuse me but that is not comfrtable she said well Ma'm you should wear a bra......... I told her to kiss my ass. ginny
the problem is they have nothing to do, if they simply did their job all would be well. I arrived at 7am for a 9 flight, so I would not piss them off, they consider themselves Los Angeles International remember. I very clearly and of the cuff so to speak asked the HS officer how long she had been on duty, oh since 4am but we have not been too busy fine I think, I ask her please to change your gloves, my clothes are cleaned and pressed ready for a flight to paris and I do not know where your gloves have been the last 4 hours. she looks back at her boss, a guy standing like some fat budda at the counter, I figure this is going to be good. well it was, she got a nod from budda, snapped on new gloves and proceeed to go through my bags. she pulls something out of one of my shoes and says what is this!!! I said it looks like a vibrator to me. she drops it like a hot potato... there were some guys behind me by then who were clapping and laughing their respectives butts off. I have a muscle vibrator to use for my hip, new hip last year, get leg in shape ues this whenever you feel any pain to relax the muscles. see, they simply could not take a joke. If you had seen her face when I said that you would all die laughing. ginny and you wonder why they held me over for the next flight. anything to punish me. what a f'ing joke.
Brett, of course you can give me away, there are a lot of folks who would love to give me way away... I will email Tim. The first ever, online, Sweet Maria wedding. cool, Dennis will add the music. g
This is way cool. I am sitting in the Albuquerque airport waiting for my luggage and catching up on the list with my new laptop with wireless connection. I saw a whole bunch of fools getting *$ in Phoenix. The dude in front of me was a wantabe CSA member on the plane. He carried on his Cuisinart Coffee pot with built in grinder bragging about how it was the best in the world. I didn't say anything. Some times it is better to leave them in their ignorant bliss. I see I have a much of emails to go through, but I should be able to keep up with the list. Les
Thanks for the report Les. I keep seeing those machines in thrift stores for 10 bucks or less. Guess I even have one in my storage that we bought new! Who knew back then? PeterZ Les wrote: <Snip>
Ginny, I was afraid my homeroast was going to start sweating oil with all his bragging. I was glad when he stopped talking to the dude across the way and began listening to his I-Pod. Les On Apr 9, 2005 11:35 AM, ginny wrote: <Snip>
Could have been a good time to ask the stewardess for hot water, pull out= your zass, and a swissgold one cup.... Wouldn't say a word, just brew and= sip slowly... Regards, Brett On Apr 9, 2005 7:43 PM, Les wrote: <Snip> <Snip> a <Snip> <Snip> L. <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
I thought of that but I was on one of the Canada Air Mini Jets, talk about crammed in. I could hardly wiggle let alone brew a cup of coffee. I had to bend over just to get in the plane, plus the guy next to me was having a really bad day. Les On Apr 9, 2005 11:16 PM, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
Wow Gin doesn't sound like you were the happiest flier in the port! We live near the closest airport to the Mexican border and the security here is almost nonchalant about everything - occasionally doing a body sweep with the electronic scanner. This wouldn't bother me so much if they haven't already caught a couple of terrorists trying to fly out of McAllen. I hope their catch percentage is better than their 10% drug catch. ginny wrote: <Snip>
<Snip> I'm just glad my tax dollars are being well spent, keeping a sharp eye out for dangerous grannies. I do my damnedest best to stay off planes altogether these days. I knew that once they got to work on "security" that it would be Katy bar the door. What most of the brouhaha is inevitably going to be about is "doing something." My dad used to kid my mother, saying that her approach to any situation was "Do something! Anything! Even if it's the wrong thing, do something!" To which statement my mom would return a totally uncomprehending look and say, with some conviction (which we know is ever so much more important than facts) "Well, it's better than doing nothing, that's all I can say!" Gene Smith doing nothing, if at all possible, in Houston
Are you certain? The Brown Field here in San Diego is within a few feet from the Tijuana border. Not too far across the border is the Tijuana International and I've flown out of there to get down to Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. -- Rick (Sitting here having a fine cup of Costa Rica Organic La Amistad, roasted in the Probat!) [RF]
Gino, I too am very happy that the Homeland Security/Patriot Act boondoggle is working so smoothly. In NYC it is illegal to take pictures/videos in the subways, lest the terrorists document the surly attitudes and behaviors of the transit workers. Well, within the last couple of weeks there have been an unusual amount of fires and disruptions to the subway "system". I believe this to be due to some people who surreptitiously took photos. Mind you, this is just a theory..I have no solid proof of this but I am on the case...Sort of my own personal WMD search.... Ciao Angelo God, it's amazing how a good cup o' Joe can clear the mind.... <Snip>
It seems that thinking is truly a lost art, particularly among our public= servants. Hmmmm...... Maybe that's the issue - they believe the public is t= o serve them? Sad to hear the mistake between the appearance of security, and security itself... I did check - those people in Redmond apparently have relatives a= t almost every airport I go through... Though the folks at Sea-Tac weren't al= l that bad last time I went through. You get another gold star for appropriate behavior and well positioned comment! Brett On Apr 10, 2005 11:52 AM, ginny wrote: <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> it <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
OK, that's my wife & I and my mom and my sister, all laughing our respectiv= e b's off... Your caricature of the event proves that life is about the travel, not just the destination! Thx, Brett On Apr 10, 2005 3:34 PM, ginny wrote: <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> our <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> d <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> s <Snip> g <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
<Snip> Thank goodness you're on the case, Angelo! I know that I'll sleep a bit sounder tonight knowing that you've got your eye on the phototerroristi. Gene Smith who has never felt the impulse to graphically record any of his descents into the NY subway system
Next thing they'll tell the baristi at grand central station that they can't photograph their latte art.... Bob Gene Smith wrote: <Snip>
They were particularly upset the last time I was singled out for a search and I inquired how much extra it was for a pat-down with a happy ending...
I think I want to marry you...... A. <Snip>
And you consider yourself a coffee drinker. Just do it, man. On Apr 10, 2005 7:26 PM, Angelo wrote: <Snip>
We'll have a Sweet Maria's wedding... Can I have the honor of giving Ginny away? ... as if anyone but Ginny herself could ever give her away.... Everyone is coming over! Maybe Tim can do the ceremony? On Apr 10, 2005 7:26 PM, Angelo wrote: <Snip> y <Snip> e <Snip> d <Snip> n <Snip> c <Snip> s <Snip> s <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> t <Snip> e <Snip> y <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> F <Snip> e <Snip> e <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Angeko: you don't but how sweet. ginny