I'm an Addict

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  1. Aug 24, 2005 #1

    Rhino

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    Was lounging in the pool with the wife a few days ago when she turned to me and said, "You're addicted."

    I responded, "What?"

    She said, "We've been in the pool for half an hour and you've stopped and looked up five times to watch airplanes. You're addicted."

    I took it as a compliment.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2005 #2

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    I resemble that remark!!!
     
  3. Aug 25, 2005 #3

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    It's like CRACK!

    ...but you don't smoke it!

    :D CJ
     
  4. Aug 25, 2005 #4

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    My buddy Moose usually gives me hell when I look up..



    Tom hears airplane, looks up...
    Moose: "Boy that's a Cessna PBY B-52 if I ever saw one!"

    :rolleyes:

    Quite the addiction...
     
  5. Aug 25, 2005 #5

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    I even look at the SEA GU 11's!

    They often fly in formation!

    :gig: CJ
     
  6. Aug 25, 2005 #6

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    I'll buy some of that!!:ban:
     
  7. Sep 1, 2005 #7

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    Rhino,

    You've got a nice support group to help you with your addiction here. :) LOL!


    (My wife does the same thing when I look up at the stars at night, so I have no room to make fun of you for looking into the sky when you hear a plane.)
     
  8. Sep 22, 2005 #8

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    I guess I'm lucky, I've always worked at airports and somehow managed to end up living under a downwind leg of said airport!
    I just can't help sticking my head out of the shed door each time something goes overhead, it really cracks up the Missus! :gig:
    I do have a funny anecdote from my early RAAF days.
    When based at Wagga, I was known to have the ability to name almost any type of aircraft that flew past the hanger, there wasn't a great deal variety at the time!
    On one particular day a visiting DHC-4 Caribou took off and someone called out "Hey Artie, what type is that?" to which I groaned.."it's a Caribou"
    His comeback was to ask, "What colour is it?" :gig:
    Hey, it was a RAAF Caribou, it was green, they were ALL green, so I said..
    "It's GREEN wise-ass!" :mad:
    To which half the hangar erupted into laughter.
    Unfortunatley I then discovered they were laughing at me not with me...
    It was one of our UN relief Caribous, they were painted WHITE! :wail:
    Arthur.
     
  9. Sep 28, 2005 #9

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    Hey, of all the problems a fella could have, I'd gladly have that be my vice. Just remind your wife that it's better than looking at other ladies!
     
  10. Sep 29, 2005 #10

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    After 24 years, she isn't really worried about other ladies. She was just kidding around anyway. She's already given her blessing to my build project. The in-laws were here not too long ago and her sister asked her if she was really going to let me build an airplane, like it was some really crazy idea. My wife responded, "Why not? He works and brings home a paycheck." God, I love her!
     
  11. Jun 4, 2007 #11

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    Well, it may be withdrawal symptoms for me soon. If any user fees pass Congress, my dream of flying will always be just a dream. Sigh!
     
  12. Jun 5, 2007 #12

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    Actually it's a lot like drugs:
    You get high.
    You come down.
    You're out a pile of money.
    You have nothing to show for it.
    And you can't wait to do it again!

    -Dana
     
  13. Jun 5, 2007 #13

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    its like heroin except it costs more and takes longer to kill you. :D
     
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    If air shows were held in the rain I would drown from looking up like a turkey
     
  15. Jul 12, 2007 #15

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    I used to work construction:ermm: and was always looking up:ponder: . One day I stepped off a roof:devious: (1 story) and I decided to change occupations:tired: . I am now an airline mechanic:D . I go to work to play,:gig: and I still look up. On a completely different day I was happy to see my kid looking up too:ban: . I know I am addicted, and now my own boy is following in my footsteps. (What a proud Dad I am):ban: :ban: :ban: :) :D :D
     

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