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jwilkinson  (Student)

Jan 22, 2008, 5:39 PM
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Who else is getting ready to start there aff coarse and cant seem to stay off this site. Its so addictive that I have been trying to drink more to kick the dz.com habit.


cancina  (Student)

Jan 22, 2008, 5:49 PM
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  I plan on starting in March and have spent countless hours on this site and others viewing rigs, watching videos, window shopping for a bunch of stuff I think I want but don't know where to begin. Where and when do you plan on starting? Hope it is sooner than later. See ya!


jwilkinson  (Student)

Jan 22, 2008, 6:13 PM
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ground class 24th and hopefully aff1 thru however many I can get in the 2nd and 3rd. going to skydive spaceland in houston


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jan 22, 2008, 6:41 PM
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I joined in 2001 and I still can't stay off this site. Tongue


grannyinthesky  (D 30311)

Jan 22, 2008, 8:34 PM
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Who else is getting ready to start there aff coarse and cant seem to stay off this site. Its so addictive that I have been trying to drink more to kick the dz.com habit.

This place is just about as addictive as skydiving itself. Drinking won't/can't cure the addiction. You just end up drunk posting.CoolCool Have fun when you get to AFF. I'm sure ready for lmore jumps if the weather will just cooperate.


baseknut  (D 29908)

Jan 23, 2008, 8:03 PM
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In reply to:
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Drinking won't/can't cure the addiction.

Some would say it is part of the addiction.TongueWink


grannyinthesky  (D 30311)

Jan 23, 2008, 9:49 PM
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Yearh, I noticed...ANd as airtwardo told me, cold fast food and booze should be the primary staples for skydivers. I did correct him and let him know it should be cold pizza and guiness!!!!WinkWinkBeer!


slobuzzard

Feb 1, 2008, 12:20 PM
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Sounds like someones had one tee many martoonis! Cold pizza and Guiness, yeah, yeah, two thumbs up! Throw in some anchovies and we gotta match.


grannyinthesky  (D 30311)

Feb 1, 2008, 12:42 PM
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I''ve actually never tried anchovies. Are they any good? Cool


slobuzzard

Feb 3, 2008, 8:23 AM
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If you like biting into a fishy salt block!


grannyinthesky  (D 30311)

Feb 3, 2008, 8:27 AM
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Well, when I was a kid, I had an uncle who used to smoke candlefish. They were salty and fishy and I liked them. Maybe????


jwilkinson  (Student)

Feb 3, 2008, 8:44 AM
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so I get 2 spaceland about 9am yesterday, go through malfunction junction, fill out dive flow worksheet get with my aff instructor. We walk into manifest and the i get the bad news. wind is up to 18 and being level 1 I could not jump. sat the rest of the day in the hanger. waiting, never got to jump. will have to wait another week:(


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slobuzzard

Feb 3, 2008, 8:51 AM
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"Smoke" and "Candlefish", are you being punny? I guess the anchovies are a salt and beer thing. I had a craving for anchovies one time and called in a pizza. When I got there some drunk was sitting at the counter going on about, " what kinda idiot would order a anchovy pizza." Ahh, Mr. Idiot here to pick up his pizza Sir. Wish I would have had a camera!


jwilkinson  (Student)

Feb 3, 2008, 9:00 AM
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and the big kicker about me not being able to jump, I brought 2 friends with me to do there first tamdems, each did 2 to my 0 so it was a long ride home to say the least. but I do now have 2 more friends to jump with because they are hooked.


grannyinthesky  (D 30311)

Feb 3, 2008, 9:22 AM
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"Smoke" and "Candlefish", are you being punny?

Nope....Candlefish are small fish he would catch at night near the mouth of the river in the Eureka, CA area. He smoked them, sort of like smoked salmon jerky.....yummy, by the way.

OP.....sorry about the hijackBlush


jwilkinson  (Student)

Feb 10, 2008, 7:49 PM
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levels 1,2 and 3 in the books. 3 standup landings on target....targetish:) exit on 1 little unstable, pulled my left knee towards me until I realized it was going the wrong way. lots better on 2 and 3. overall a great day. cant wait till the 13th to get hopefully get 4-9 done.


Jumpinjojo  (Student)

Feb 13, 2008, 8:50 AM
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well done m8 on your 1st 3 jumps Wink

Hope you got your other jumps done today.


jwilkinson  (Student)

Feb 13, 2008, 7:16 PM
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thanks, I did get 4 jumps in today. first solo exits went pretty well, after the first couple of back flips. arched hard and went bellydown. Did my upper and lower 360's very well. Barrelrolls OK, needs some work. Last jump of the day, bad spot landed out unassisted standup in the middle of a muddy field. I am 6 for 7 standup :))))



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