TriGirl

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  1. TriGirl

    South African Airline Livery (Funny)

    The photos depicted at least three (101, 102, and another). Did anyone catch the subtitle of the "loo" graphic?
  2. TriGirl

    1 year sober

    We still haven't heard from Johnny for this year's update. Anyone? (and, well done, Turtle!)
  3. TriGirl

    What do you think of the new dropzone.com format?

    Hey, Bryn, Okay, I still can't figure out how to change the font in my post. That would be nice (might be because of the system I usually surf from -- there are a lot of buttons I don't see that are mentioned on this thread). The other thing is that I would like to request something else for your to put on your list of tweaks. You said you're working on the flags -- sweet. I would vote for that, too. The other thing missing from that space is what number each post is out of the total number of posts. That helped a lot when trying to remember what post I wanted to go back and answer or quote, or knowing how many posts I are still left to read from the one I'm on. It also identifies when posts have been deleted. Oh, and do you have a way to put the available emojis off to the side like before, so we can just click away, instead of having to open the option and place each one individually? I'm getting used to the new version. I can only blame myself for not being ready, since you sent me the test site to check out. At least I was prepared to expect a change! Thanks for the good communication a the roll-out process was proceeding. That was helpful. T
  4. TriGirl

    Bad crash need wheels

    Yeah, what Rick said! See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  5. TriGirl

    RIP Major Healey

    If you think he was famous enough, he's #3. We had Aretha, then Burt, now Bill. See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  6. What they all said ^^, particularly regarding the weight loss (congrats!) and not doing this for anyone else but yourself. Plus, yeah, the sky will always be there if/when you ever change your mind and want to go back. A couple of things I will add: if your wife ever gets into competition of any kind, consider getting a judge rating. You can help out your home DZ by judging local competitions/boogies/records, and you will be able to travel with your wife to competitions (she as a competitor, you as a judge). Also -- learn to pack. It's one way you can support her and save money (not every single time, but on the days you want to hang out at the DZ with her). Depending on the DZ, you eventually might consider getting a job on the packing mat. Again, to save/make a little money while she's spending it. You'll feel much more involved in the sport and share friends that way. I know you said the tunnel is quite far away, but U.S. Indoor Skydiving is now a thing. Many tunnels will be starting up weekend or evening leagues for all skill levels. Others have mentioned the tunnel, so if you like it, again, that's something the two of you can share (even if only the occasional weekend getaway to a tunnel to do some recreational flying). Regardless, you are now, and will always be, a skydiver. Don't beat yourself up about keeping your jump numbers in the single digits. See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  7. Okay, but you can sleep on the high-speed ferry! ETA: oh wait, but the ferry doesn't take vehicles. So yeah, I guess that hurts. See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  8. TriGirl

    Anyone here has a pet?

    I train my cats. It just takes a lot of time, patience, repetition.... and a LOT of treats. My first one was only with me a couple of years, but behaved much like a dog. My current one (seal-point Siamese) has been with me 14 years. I started his training the day I brought him home when he was 8 weeks old. Jack knows: -sit -lay down -play dead -high 5 -get up/down -"kiss on the nose" (he touches his nose to mine) He also comes when I call him (or at least answers me so I can find him if he doesn't want to get up), and if he's awake, greets me at the door when I come home. He also knows how to show me what he's asking for (and usually asks politely). If I'm not looking at him, he will gently reach out with his paw and tap my arm or cheek. If he's more desperate for my attention, he talks to me. I ask him to show me what he wants, and he either uses the expression of a couple of regular requests (asking to play, asking to be fed), or he starts to walk away and turns to make sure I'm following him, then looks back at me when he reaches the thing (sometimes the door) that he wants. Cats are smart. They just need to know you "really mean it" when you're trying to get them to do something. (or, yours were really smart, and totally had you trained! ) See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  9. TriGirl

    Truth in advertising, prison style

    Oh, that's awesome! See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  10. TriGirl

    Skydiving weedwacker commercial

    I love how the only comment on YouTube says simply, "first." Yep, that was posted by a skydiver. See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  11. TriGirl

    I Got a Motorcycle!!!

    Just be aware, that on the road, everyone is your enemy. Be very visible, and trust no other vehicle or driver. They all want to kill you. Same with every pedestrian and animal! When I used to ride, I got into the habit of saying aloud, "everything out there is trying to kill me" as the last thing I did before moving. It kept my awareness right where it should be. Congrats, A! Have fun and be safe. See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  12. TriGirl

    Broken Bones

    Don't smoke anything while you're trying to heal. It reduces oxygen in your system, which slows the healing process. You also have less ability to absorb calcium and other essential minerals that are building blocks for recovery. Eat well, get lots of sleep, get some fresh air and some kind of exercise, and use ice for pain. See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  13. TriGirl

    Old noob

    If it makes you feel any better, we only stopped jumping Style at the nationals a couple of years ago. We still do accuracy. See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  14. TriGirl

    Any knee injury experts here?

    Excellent! I encourage her to "throttle back" for a bit. The pain may not seem like much, but that contusion will make the bone weaker and subject to stress fractures. Plus, the other structures (ligaments, muscles) will be picking up the slack and also over stress, possibly leading to other types of issues. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say. One less double-back, one more day off the vault, could be the difference between full recovery and a whole season out of competition. See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!
  15. According to the article, a lot of comments are about how men can't be sexually assaulted. That pisses me off that in this day and age so many people still have that mindset. It's hard enough to combat the mindset that when a woman are assaulted, too many people blame her clothes, being alone in that situation, etc. We're starting to make strides against that, but still... Any of those posters should get taken by surprise at someone grabbing their hand unexpectedly and placing it in an inappropriate spot. It takes a minute for your mind to catch up with what's happening. Then how much is that guy supposed to fight back? What would their comments be if he had injured her in his attempt to get away? It's disgusting. She deserved to get arrested and charged. Well done cable guy, well done law enforcement. See the upside, and always wear your parachute! -- Christopher Titus Shut Up & Jump!