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« Reply #25 on: Oct 14, 2011, 03:59 »
I put up a couple of pics...

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html
Looks like lots of bugs. Be careful of that water buffalo and those big ole beetles.

Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #26 on: Oct 14, 2011, 10:05 »
Nice pictures, looks cleaner than some spots here in Missouri!
btw, the pictionary drawing looks more like a sheep to me!  I have been accused of being a subject matter expert in that area...

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« Reply #27 on: Oct 14, 2011, 07:57 »
nice pics man.  would come visit if I didn't have so much going on here......

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« Reply #28 on: Oct 15, 2011, 01:49 »
What wonderful pictures. I so wish I could visit Vietnam... it is a beautiful country. BTW, thanks for what you are doing. Keep the pictures coming!

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« Reply #29 on: Oct 21, 2011, 02:58 »
haha, thats one nasty looking beetle! :)

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« Reply #30 on: Oct 21, 2011, 10:05 »
What color tag is on that scaffold?

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« Reply #31 on: Oct 22, 2011, 10:24 »
What wonderful pictures. I so wish I could visit Vietnam... it is a beautiful country. BTW, thanks for what you are doing. Keep the pictures coming!

I found an interesting retirement article about Nam...

http://news.yahoo.com/one-retirees-life-nha-trang-vietnam-203717487.html

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« Reply #32 on: Nov 29, 2011, 12:27 »
One more bunch up...

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html

The fishing boats of Thailand is my favorite. I grew up around boats, the smell of salt, low tide and wood shavings.. memories are wonderful. My dad spent 9 years in Korea so I grew up eating and drinking food that most people did not discover here for a long time. My cousins then spent 3 tours in Vietnam and I was introduced to even more.

I liked your article, maybe Henry and I could retire one day, but I dont know if he'd leave South Kackalacky or not, lol.

Stay safe and keep up the wonderful work.

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« Reply #33 on: Nov 29, 2011, 02:46 »
One more bunch up...

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html

This literally made me choke up a bit.

OK I don't know how to paste pictures from the NW gallery, but the one in your avatar.

I hate spiders. I think I would die if I saw that in real life.
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« Reply #34 on: Nov 29, 2011, 07:14 »
This literally made me choke up a bit.

OK I don't know how to paste pictures from the NW gallery, but the one in your avatar.

I hate spiders. I think I would die if I saw that in real life.



Scene starts with an inspection of the LPRM cabinets and Vital Bus switchgear...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=SmXqp-0p-48

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« Reply #35 on: Nov 29, 2011, 10:20 »
I have always heard you are never more than 5 feet away from a spider.
That has ALWAYS bothered me!!! :D
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« Reply #36 on: Nov 29, 2011, 11:20 »
At least they are not part of our diet.
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Myth: You unknowingly swallow an average of four live spiders in your sleep each year.

Fact: This very widespread urban legend has no basis in fact. It exists in various forms; another common version is that you swallow an average of 20 in your lifetime. (At 4 per year, that would make a very short lifetime of 5 years...) A correspondent in Pennsylvania had heard a version that involved swallowing a pound of spiders (while sleeping) in one's lifetime. (That would be over 20,000 average spiders, for a lifetime of 5,000 years at the 4 per year rate).

For a sleeping person to swallow even one live spider would involve so many highly unlikely circumstances that for practical purposes we can rule out the possibility. No such case is on formal record anywhere in scientific or medical literature.

Since this page first appeared, I have heard from one person who found a small harmless spider hiding in her ear (which is possible), two who claimed to have had one in their noses (but had no evidence that it wasn't already in the hanky), and a few who stated that years ago, when they were young children, they spat out or brushed from their mouths an object they interpreted (while still groggy with sleep) as a spider or spider leg. Those stories are so similar they may qualify as a distinct urban legend. Of course nobody ever preserved the evidence, and I remain unconvinced that a spider would visit a huge breathing monster and enter its mouth. The only credible account came from a woman who'd had a ballooning spider blow into her open mouth in a grassy field on a windy day – but that, too, happened when she was a child!

 

Myth: Spiders drink moisture from the mouths or lips of sleeping humans.

Fact: I have heard this legend verbally but it does not seem to be recorded in print anywhere. A variant that one person claimed to have heard on TV is that "a spider will drink from your eye (while you sleep) 3 times in your life." It is probably just a variation on the "swallowing live spiders in your sleep" legend; like that one, it has no basis in fact.


http://www.burkemuseum.org/spidermyth/myths/whileyousleep.html
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« Reply #37 on: Nov 29, 2011, 11:30 »
Back on topic, thanks for the pics keep them coming.

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« Reply #38 on: Nov 29, 2011, 02:52 »
Scene starts with an inspection of the LPRM cabinets and Vital Bus switchgear...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=SmXqp-0p-48



Oh my gosh, you should see the infestations down at Peach Bottom, especially the outer intake screens. Spiders the size of your fist. You have to walk through there with a stick to knock down webs in front of you and bat spiders away. Needless to say, I didn't go out there. But that's off topic. :D
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« Reply #39 on: Dec 14, 2011, 03:40 »
At the risk of repeating myself: http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,107.msg73723.html#msg73723

Artist: Snider Todd
Song: Enjoy Yourself

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think. Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly as a wink. Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself, It's later than you think.

You work and work, for years and years, you're always on the go.
You never take a minute off, too busy making dough.
Some day, you say, you'll have your fun when you're a millioniare.
Imagine all the fun you'll have in some old rocking-chair.

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think. Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly as a wink. Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself, It's later than you think.

You're gonna take that ocean trip, no matter come what may.
You got your reservations, but you just can't get away.
Next year, for sure, you'll see the world, you'll really get around;
But how far can you travel when you're six feet underground?

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think. Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly a as wink. Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself it's later than you think.

Get out and see the world...

 




Seems apropos, because I'm wondering if I waited too long to do Peace Corps.  What would be a minor age-related health issue anywhere else is a "Go-back-to-the-States-and-get-it-fixed" in Peace Corps.  I'm out of Cambodia for a while...will get to go back when I'm all fixed up...later...  :(


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« Reply #40 on: Jan 04, 2012, 12:10 »
...I'm wondering if I waited too long to do Peace Corps.  What would be a minor age-related health issue anywhere else is a "Go-back-to-the-States-and-get-it-fixed" in Peace Corps.  I'm out of Cambodia for a while...will get to go back when I'm all fixed up...later...  :(

YIPPEE!  I got cleared!  Headed back to Cambodia as soon as I can get a ticket!

:)  :)  :)
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« Reply #41 on: Jan 04, 2012, 12:48 »
Sounds like a holiday in cambodia!!  Bru!!!

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« Reply #42 on: Jan 04, 2012, 01:37 »
Sounds like a holiday in cambodia!!

Yeah, come on over!  You've got a couple of months before it gets nasty hot...


PS...Continental has cheap tickets into Saigon right now and then it's only a $10 bus ride to Phnom Penh.  
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« Reply #43 on: Jan 10, 2012, 08:55 »
At least they are not part of our diet.
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Myth: You unknowingly swallow an average of four live spiders in your sleep each year.

My sister (quite some years ago) had a small spider removed from her ear.  You can call that an urban legend if you like but my sister gives a first person account that's pretty interesting.
If they wanted it done right, they'd do it different..

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« Reply #44 on: Jan 29, 2012, 02:02 »
Okay, I put up some more pictures, BUT...

To Drayer (and anyone else that doesn't like weird pictures) =  STAY OUT OF THESE ONES! 
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http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html


I had my first batch of bugs for Chinese New Year.  The crickets were okay...you could mostly just swallow them whole - and they were small enough to be nice and crunchy when you did chew.  I had several (small) servings of them.

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-8540.html#top_display_media

BUT, the beetles were big...and chewy...and you had to pull their wings, and head, and legs off.  I did NOT take seconds on them!

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-8536.html#top_display_media

Also, the chicken was good, but I still couldn't force myself to eat the head...or feet...

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-8535.html#top_display_media

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-8553.html#top_display_media
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« Reply #45 on: Jan 29, 2012, 11:08 »



I had my first batch of bugs for Chinese New Year.  The crickets were okay...you could mostly just swallow them whole - and they were small enough to be nice and crunchy when you did chew.  I had several (small) servings of them.

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-8540.html#top_display_media

Long time ago on nightshifts we would call Saturday morning "Bugs and Brew" but it meant Bugs Bunny, beer, and volleyball. 

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« Reply #46 on: Jan 29, 2012, 01:37 »
This is worse than fear factor.

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« Reply #47 on: Jan 29, 2012, 01:52 »
Give me the triple B!!!    Beer, Bugs and Beaks Please!!!!!    http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/displayimage-579-8535.html#top_display_media
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« Reply #48 on: Feb 04, 2012, 04:05 »
Two things:

One, lots of these new pictures are of the "scare-ghosts" that are going up all over town.  A couple of local kids died recently for no apparent reason and this is how everyone hopes to keep the evil spirit away...

http://www.nukeworker.com/pictures/thumbnails-579.html



And, two...I made an error in judgement when I tried to bluff that I didn't mind the crickets that they served me a couple of weeks ago.  My logic at the time was:  Hey! They can only get crickets up north...and they've only been that far north once since I've lived here, so...probably safe to eat a few crickets, 'cuz they'll never serve them again anyway.

Turns out it was false logic...they special ordered me some more crickets for dinner last night!  YIPE! 
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« Reply #49 on: Feb 07, 2012, 01:39 »
Noticed a few days back that we have migrated to the "Holiday Greetings" section, so...

- Happy Meak Bochea Day -

For those of you who might not know (I didn't until yesterday) Meak Bochea is a religious holiday in SE Asia that marks the last sermon Buddha gave.  The high points of the sermon (and observance of the holiday) are:

1.  Avoid Doing Evil.

2.  Do Only Good.

3.  Purify The Mind.


Not sure what number 3 entails, but the first two seem like admirable thoughts...no matter what your religious affiliation (or lack thereof...)
 :)
« Last Edit: Feb 07, 2012, 01:40 by UncaBuffalo »
The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days. -Ray Wylie Hubbard

 


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