jdkalou

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  • Main Canopy Size
    190
  • AAD
    Vigil 2

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  • Home DZ
    WestPlains
  • License
    A
  • License Number
    68175
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    105
  • Years in Sport
    2
  1. jdkalou

    IRA Investment Allowed in Own Corporation?

    Depends on what you mean by "take money from my IRA." You cannot if you wish to keep the funds qualified as tax deferred. But you can if you wish to take the money out of the IRA, pay taxes and penalties, then invest in your own company.
  2. "That allowed investigators to collect evidence to conduct a DNA profile." Talk about a shitty job.................................I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist.
  3. If your there Friday afternoon or before 4:00PM Saturday, just ask for Jeff Kalous (I am better known as "Don't screw it up Jeff) and I'll introduce you around to the fliers with your skill level. Looking forward to meeting you Jeff
  4. Got to tell you, I went thru the same thing. I think what helped me the most was to get really, REALLY familiar with my gear, take your time packing, understand the safety features like your RSL, AAD etc etc and understand and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE your emergency procedures and when to use them. Become so confident that if/WHEN something does go wrong that YOU are prepared to execute the moves YOU have to save your own life. As for how many jumps before the apprehension goes away, mine was probably around 50. BUT, I don't think it all ever goes away. Example, my last jump was late September of 2016, I live in Eastern Washington and the DZ closes down for the winter. I haven't had the opportunity to travel to an area where I could jump this winter (Damn life gets in the way a lot). And I won't have the opportunity to jump again until late this month at the earliest. I am not ashamed to tell you the butterfly's are beginning to "stir" again. I believe it to be normal, but I still laugh at myself because of those nagging butterfly's. I have around 150 jumps and the first one this year will be about like the 30th jump I ever did:). Still will be on point until the moment I'm "flying" again. You are normal:) I think!!!!!
  5. jdkalou

    Dumb people.....stories.

    OK, not my story, but my brother-in-law's (he is a farmer). Always wanting to help out the local high school kids during the summer months, Bill would hire kids "who could use the work and some extra money." First day on the job for a kid and Bill tells him to dig ditches a "foot" deep from the head water (small irrigation canal) to the irrigation ditches between the rows of grapes. These ditches will be used all summer long and need to be a "foot" deep and about the width of the shovel.................. Bill leaves the kid and tells him he will be back to pick him up for lunch (figuring that would be just about enough time to complete the job. Bill shows back up at lunch time to find the new help setting under an apple tree. Bill is happy to see that "if the kid is setting down relaxing, the job must be done." Bill walks over to him and notices all of the ditches are only about 3, maybe 4 inches deep. He starts to question the kid with why aren't all of the ditches a foot deep? HONEST TO GOD, Bill said the kid never said a word, just looked down at the ditch right next to him and stepped in it.............sure as shit, just deep enough to get his foot in it without any of the top of his tennis shoe showing at ground level. Bill just turned and walked back to his pick up, with the new hired hand, and went to lunch.....................figured it was his fault for not recognizing there could be a communication problem with this young man.
  6. jdkalou

    What is your response?

    I just cross my eyes, put my fake buck teeth in, and ask them if they know where I can get some drugs!!!!!!!!!
  7. jdkalou

    Should I worry about this...

    I'm the only one that doesn't think I'm an asshole:)
  8. jdkalou

    Which side of the bed do you sleep on? Why?

    The left side......................I'm left handed...................you figure it out:)
  9. jdkalou

    Cars that appeal to jerks.

    I'm embarrassed, but I have to ask also:(
  10. jdkalou

    Cars that appeal to jerks.

    Not just the BMW. I have 3 other vehicles on his "Jerk list." And only two on the "Good" list. I just can't catch a break today. I'm going to take a beating on trading all of my Jerk cars in for Non-Jerk cars. I don't want Kallend to be upset.
  11. jdkalou

    Cars that appeal to jerks.

    Wow, talk about a sweeping generalization. I have had 4 Jetta's (work cars) in my career. My wife currently drives a Beetle for work. I bought my daughter a Honda for graduation. I have a Dodge truck. And have been a BMW owner (multiple) for 15 years. Reprieve: My BMW is a 750i (large BMW). Reprieve: My wife's "summer fun" car is a Mustang Convertible. I have traveled (road warrior) most of my professional career. I gave up "being in a hurry" long ago. I, for the most part set in the right lane with the realization that you leave for your destination 30 minutes before most people think they should. I have a reputation for never being late:). My wife and I will take into consideration that you consider us "Jerks" based on our choice of vehicles and make all the necessary adjustments to appease you. One question. Who pissed in your cheerio's this morning?
  12. jdkalou

    Whats wrong with this pic?

    Not backwards if the pilot is heading towards the camera.
  13. JUST BLEW COFFEE THRU THE NOSE!!! THAT WAS HILARIOUS!!!!
  14. jdkalou

    Meet Piper

    I have a car that goes by my office every morning around 8:15. It doesn't matter if its winter, spring, summer or fall, there is a dog with its head sticking up thru the sun roof. Got a red pair of goggles on, which I can't imagine were originally manufactured for a human. Talk about making a guy smile. It doesn't matter how bad your day started, if you want to smile just be standing in the window of my office around 8:15.
  15. jdkalou

    The new Atlas is freakin' amazing.

    The way they cut the video, after Atlas gets shoved to the ground it looks like he's saying to himself, "No! Fuck you, Bob. I quit! I am fuckin' outta here." Because then he get's u******QuoteThat's what I was thinking. He gets pushed down and the next thing you see is him going out the door. Good for Him!!!