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Everything posted by SQUIRREL

  1. @mr.yuckFor me, just a motel to sleep and let the kids swim. Not nearly as cool as yours. Headed to MO to see my sister and then on to Denver.
  2. I’ve gone roadkill again. CT>San Diego. Currently in Bowling Green.
  3. Pretty happy about this thread. If anyone wants to see pages, let me know.
  4. Watching this 11.22.63. Liking Sarah Gadon. Kids are in bed and I am enjoying the relaxation and a Malbec from a box.
  5. 2010 I did a road trip from Denver back here to CT with my then gf, now wife. I used Ch0 to reach out to folks on the way for places to crash. Danny reached out and told me to swoop through Pittsburgh and that became the highlight of the trip.. no offense Omaha, that was fun too. We got there, he invited us in to his home, told me it was his birthday and that there was a night planned. We went and grabbed lunch at a diner he had done the window painting for (don't remember which). He took us to Games'N'at to play pinball and candlestick. We left and walked down to the river, made a fire, drank whiskey (maybe just me), introduced me to the crew and whoever else happened to be camped out there. We ended up swimming in that dirty ass water, having a damn good time and better conversation. That dude made us breakfast the next morning, bid farewells and gave me a canvas and a coloring book to take along.. sent me postcards the years following. We weren't close, I'm not claiming that at all, but I wanted to back up all the kind things I've read on here about YINZ. He was an amazing person, made quite the impression on us and I am thankful for the hospitality, and kindness he showed. RIP.
  6. Yes it’s public school lunch pizza. It’s not old if frozen. I think anyway.
  7. @LUGRHe better not. Kinda strikes me as something that fuckin weirdo would do though. @NightmareOnElmStreet?
  8. Thinking about the future. Getting ready to uproot from New England for the last 15 years and move to San Diego in a few short months. I hear the weather is nice.
  9. Damn there is a lot involved in this. The shirt is good. Heavy. Solid. I want the tag to let me know it's there and doesn't care about me all that much. That's how I know a shirt is going to stick with me through some shit. 12oz shirts haven't left me yet.
  10. Came all the way here to say shut up, NOES. @NightmareOnElmStreet
  11. The other downside is living the straight and narrow because all could be lost if I fucked it up, so that's a thing.
  12. Since it was brought up earlier, I might be able to provide a little insight on my military experience. I joined the Navy in 2006, volunteered for Submarine service as a Sonar Technician and am still in, recently got my Chief anchors pinned on. It's been quite an experience and in retrospect if I hadn't gone with submarines it likely would not have been for me. I was 19 when I joined (so 32 now), barely got through high school, was delivering food in Denver and was completely broke. Saw it as a way out due to me having a crippling fear of student loans or debt in general. I have been in New England for the entire time. Multiple deployments, good and bad experiences, but big picture it has become an actual career which I am thankful for. I hated my first tour, but did well enough to get in to special programs and be stationed on the USS Constitution in Boston for 3 years following, which was an awesome time and sold me on doing 20. Went back to a boat for another 4 year tour in an actual leadership role where I found out I truly enjoy guiding and developing the young (or just junior) Sailors. Now I'm on shore as an instructor for the guys (and now girls) that are on the boats, doing the job. CT has been my home for the majority of the time. Bought a house. Got married. Became a dad X2. Got the dog, lawn and gang of chickens. The tough part in long work hours, unpredictable schedule and dealing with the entire ocean trying to kill you constantly. I have my wife who makes it easier because she's solid as fuck and takes care of everything when I'm out to sea. I have a little over 6 years and I retire and start a new career.
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