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post #21 of 32 Old 06-24-2012, 06:19 PM
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I never get the internet on a plane, waste of cash, I buy those little bottles of booze instead.
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post #22 of 32 Old 06-24-2012, 06:25 PM
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I usually sleep when flying.. I just listen to my ipod then snooze..

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post #23 of 32 Old 06-24-2012, 06:32 PM
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Yeah...I'm spoiled. I get to go business for international flights. And that's pretty much all I do these days.

But...I usually lose a day or even two off my weekend. The week after next I get to leave Saturday night, lose Sunday, my 4th of July and fly home the following Saturday. J&D is not a happy pony about that!

Today I cleaned the barn, then sat by the pool claiming jet lag. Yeah...that was it. Jet lag.

Didn't they at least have a movie for you Mike?

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Thanks, I love it too. I have a compound bow..I have to have a release on my hand/wrist that hooks on a loop on the string, pull the string back and then let the release go with my finger. It's not like a cross bow with a trigger.. I have three bow targets set up at the end of the garage on top of each other.
Nice setup! I haven't had an opportunity to shoot a real bow yet. The times I've had an opportunity to... archer (do archery? ) have been at family oriented places where they give you a nerfed bow and 10 or so arrows with missing feathers. I either need a glove, better technique, or both; the last time we were at such a place, I did it so long that I ended up missing a considerable amount of flesh from my index finger and had to apply a bunch of band aids. I was enjoying it too much to stop.

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I never get the internet on a plane, waste of cash, I buy those little bottles of booze instead.
Haha, nice. I actually don't recall seeing Internet available on a plane before, though I don't fly very often so that's not saying much.

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I usually sleep when flying.. I just listen to my ipod then snooze..
I wish I could fall asleep on airplanes. Maybe in a window seat with a pillow, but I wasn't about to risk being two strangers away from the aisle. Excusing your way out of a row of airplane seats is one of the few things I enjoy less than excusing my way to the bathroom at the movie theater and all of the awkward climbing over and stepping on people that entails.

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Yeah...I'm spoiled. I get to go business for international flights. And that's pretty much all I do these days.

But...I usually lose a day or even two off my weekend. The week after next I get to leave Saturday night, lose Sunday, my 4th of July and fly home the following Saturday. J&D is not a happy pony about that!

Today I cleaned the barn, then sat by the pool claiming jet lag. Yeah...that was it. Jet lag.

Didn't they at least have a movie for you Mike?
I'm glad you get to fly business for international flights. Is there a big difference sitting "up there?" Sorry you're going to lose your 4th of July! Can you do whatever you were going to do with whoever you were going to do it with on Saturday before you leave?

The pool sounds like a nice remedy for jet lag if I ever heard one! Speaking of pools, we went to my wife's girlfriend's wedding this weekend and stayed in a hotel with a pool. It was so nice to swim. We brought our baby (toddler?) in the pool for the first time (in a big baby safety floaty thing). For some reason we were surprised that she was seemingly horrified by the experience, though I guess I should have considered that being half submerged in a "giant" body of water for the very first time might throw her for a loop. Fortunately, she seemed to warm up to the idea after several extremely enthusiastic recitals of the ABC song and Old McDonald. Of course, family fun time in the pool was cut short when Daddy, holding baby's floaty thing out in front of him, kicked off the side wall of the pool to propel himself and baby forward, not taking the laws of physics into account and the fact that his moving forward before baby begins to would result in his head butting baby. Fortunately she was fine (after a few minutes). I'm beginning to suspect she has a Terminator-esque endoskeleton under there, though I'm doing my best not to test that theory.

But I digress. As for a movie on the plane, they had something free, and then a whole bunch of options you can pay extra for. I toyed with the idea of paying to watch Medal of Valor, as I've wanted to see that one, but I'd already paid for Internet access when I booked the flight, plus I put a bunch of episodes of Breaking Bad on the computer, so I figured that should be enough to keep me occupied.

Speaking of movies, I could kick myself for not ordering a computer or phone HDMI out cable. I could have watched Netflix or Amazon prime at night on the TV in the hotel room over the next few days. Instead I'll have to either cough up the $17.50 they're asking for a movie in the hotel room (fat chance) or watch something on this relatively small laptop screen. Oh well!

1:04 minutes and 15% battery capacity remaining. It's going to be tight!
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Glad you decide to spend your remaining battery time on the forum with us! Enjoy the rest of your flight, and maybe one of those little bottles?
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Oh I LOVE airplanes! They're my second home.. I do a lot of traveling (I mean, look where I am now!)

I've never gotten internet on the airplane though. I do bring my laptop but I usually end up doing sudoku or chatting to other people in the vicinity (they start the talking, I'm just too polite)

I've only been to California once, for a few days.. went to Disney Land with my BFF and met her grandparents and just hung out. It was very fun!

Enjoy your business trip! Don't feel bad.. we had to fly coach the entire 23 hour combined trip from East Coast to New Zealand. I would have loved to fly first class or business!

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post #27 of 32 Old 06-24-2012, 08:24 PM
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Air Alaska has inflight internet that you log onto then pay for, not free!
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post #28 of 32 Old 06-24-2012, 08:26 PM
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uuum I just gotta say that when I flew first class on the way here (gotta love free upgrade for being in uniform) haha they gave me free internet and food and lots of beverages and I didnt take advantage of ANY of it! Aaah I slept the whole flight
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post #29 of 32 Old 06-26-2012, 11:42 PM
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Mike, just be glad you don't go on one of my yearly trips. I am gone for a month and the plane ride, ONE WAY, is over 30 hours. I find it grueling. Pharmaceuticals help....
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post #30 of 32 Old 06-27-2012, 01:24 AM
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Yikes, Allison that sounds like NO fun at all..

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