You know you’re getting old….

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Timbeck2, Jun 14, 2022.

  1. Dave Theisen

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    Don’t worry, there’s a story behind my comment. :).
     
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    Age is just a number. Like the national debt, for example.
     
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    …or a couple hundred other commercial jingles.
     
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    We didn’t used to need them, so…
     
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    I always tell my older brother than age is just a number...and his is bigger than mine. Same brother I was going to take to the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas and a few weeks before we went....he had a heart attack :yikes: Mostly recovered now, but a minor miracle of the number of things that went right for that to happen.
     
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    Nauga...only his hairdresser knows for sure...:)
     
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    .. if you remember when microwave ovens were fast!
     
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    Older brothers are always fair game. I got to give my older brother instrument instruction for a fore hours…you know, partial panel in IMC to a DME arc, stuff like that. :)
     
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    changing generations thou are ;)
     
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    You know you’re getting old when you start sleeping with a grandma?
     
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    There is only 3 ways to know when you are old....

    I'll give you the first one:

    #1. Never trust a fart....
     
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    Advice on frying bacon naked. Advice on wet farts. I'm seriously concerned you might have cabin fever but it's a little too early in the season.
     
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    We had rain yesterday for about 30 minutes. I haven't seen that much rain in years. Even my wife thought I was nuts for being outside dancing in the rain...
     
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    Dave came to Tucson for some flight training. We decided to meet for the first time at a steakhouse at the bar. I got there first, saw a guy who looked to be about 100 years old in a maroon golf shirt and a hat. I texted Dave that I would be at the bar in a maroon golf shirt and a hat.

    There ya have it.
     
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    He almost had me, but the guy didn’t look like he was expecting me and I thought, “there’s no way that’s him.” :D
     
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    @Timbeck2 , unfortunately I probably won’t be doing training in Tucson any time soon. We are transitioning from the Challenger 604 to a Challenger 650 and they don’t provide that training there. In fact, I’m in Wilmington, DE right now for recurrent and differences training.
     
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    Some say getting old is known by stopping on the stairs and wondering what you were going after upstairs.

    But the day will come when you will stand on the stairs and wonder whether you were going up or coming down ...
     
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    Try over 40.

    You're just a kid. HS class of 70 (and we're having our 50th anniversary reunion 2 years late (this coming weekend) because of Covid-19.

    Gee, we just got home from 2 weeks at Margaritaville in St. Thomas.

    Lowest price I remember seeing was .199 a gallon.

    I worked for MM Denver Aerospace from late 1979 to late 1983. I don't recall dealing with ribbons the way you do, but I do remember dealing with MM Data Systems on their CDC Cyber 176. May I NEVER deal with them again.

    My HP 41CV is used as my go-to calculator, as well. I bought it a bit later than 1978 (1981 or so?). In 1978 I was still working for the Navy (civilian) and had an HP-25C programmable. I had to leave that when I left silly service in 1979, so I bought an HP 34C and then the HP 41CV when I ran out of memory in the 34C. Of course, back when I was working for Intel I would dig out my slide rule (Picket N4-ES Double Log Slide Rule) and use it to harass the younger engineers. They would ask what is was and my standard reply was that it was a calculator whose battery never dies and whose display hybrid never quit, both of which had happened with my HP-41CV. Then I had to explain what an HP-41CV was. Kids!!!

    My first programming experience was on an IBM System 360 / Model 67. I learned FORTRAN on that machine when I was a senior in high school. Nice growing up in a college town. Originally the WATFOR compiler, then switched to the WATFIV compiler. It made the required FORTRAN programming class in EE at WSU a very easy A when you walked into the class already knowing the language.

    I remember a trivia deck of cards at the 1983 WESCON trade show had a significant error in one of its question/answers. It asked what was the IBM System 360 / Model 67? The answer they provided was "A system that never saw the light of day". My boss at the time and I thought that was quite wrong as he had used one at Stanford University and I had used one at Washington State University. Oops.

    You know you're old when you are walking through the computer display in the Smithsonian museum (years ago) and looking at the displays you say to yourself "I used to use one of those. Heck, I still have one of those."
     
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    The DAY I graduated from the UW, with an IE degree, HP came out with their first handheld. I still glance, with a smile, at my Post Versalog.

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    So continue...
     
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    An OLD friend called, she said she felt much older that day.

    Her YOUNGEST grandson had just retired, and she was inviting me to the party.

    I was best man when her son married..............

    Her youngest grandson was not really old, as he was retiring from the Airforce with 20 years of service.

    But that was more than 20 years ago.
     
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    and all the gas pumps had to be replaced when it did

    my 15C Is still going strong

    Ray Walston’s hat?

    Or can sing the entire “ooey gooey rich and chewy inside” song
     
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    This thread should be rated R.

    I'm too young to be here ;)
     
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    And we all know which margarine is fit for a king!
     
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    Underage.
     
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    "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet" ...

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    I'm not yet old, but

    bottle of Coca-Cola $.05
    local eatery's egg/bacon/toast/coffee breakfast $.19
    gas $.11/gal (and you could not pump it yourself)
    sales tax did not exist
    in physics class only Newton's First Law had been invented
     
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    I wish full service gas stations still existed.
    I would use them on nasty winter days.
     
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    This one is way before my time, but my mom would sing it...and sometimes still does.
     
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    They do. In Oregon. C'mon down. Well, not exactly full service. But they do pump the gas for you.
     
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    Not anywhere near where I live. Its been 20 years since I've seen one.
     
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    Dang. You responded quick. I edited it like 10 seconds later.
    They do. In Oregon. C'mon down. Well, not exactly full service. But they do pump the gas for you.
     
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