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What do you do outside of Nukes?
« on: May 23, 2012, 09:02 »
OK, we all have lives outside of work... at least I hope we do.

So what do you do? Family stuff? Solo stuff? Volunteer at the soup kitchen?

A lot of the discussion here is about work, let's talk the rest of our lives - the stuff we do that makes up for the bad day, the plastics, the cavity decon...

What brought this on? Well, I just spent a weekend with my son's Cub Scout Pack - camping. First time for many of these boys. First time this Pack has camped in over 5 years. I've never done it under Scout rules, so it was a big jump for me too. Getting outdoors, fishing, hiking, cooking over a fire, telling stories, singing songs.... pretty cool. Even though I had a lot to do (along with many other parents) to get it together, the kids had a ball. We even made the Boy Scouts jealous (we launched Estes solid fuel rockets).

So... what do you do when you aren't a nukeworker?   :)  (yeah, those of you that know me from days of old are shaking your heads - I know... I know... :o )
« Last Edit: May 23, 2012, 09:03 by HouseDad »
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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 09:59 »
I have a couple of horses, a bunch of chickens, on what is quickly becoming a mini farm and am very active with the United States Submarine Veterans.
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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 10:18 »
Parties,...

Yup, pretty much,...

Birthday parties; 7 kids, 3 grandchildren, unending numbers of in-laws, nephews, nieces, friends, et al,...

If someone within our 3 sigma circle has a birthday coming up odds are 50-50 my better half will be in the thick of planning, cooking, buying, surprising, and/or traveling to it,...

Which gets me caught up in the slipstream of the whole deal,....

Two weekends ago my oldest daughter did the whole kit and kaboodle for my grandson who happens to be her son,...

I and my better half had to,.........................do nothing,...almost, G'ma still cooked up a crockpot or two of her trade secrets,...

But,...at the party itself, all we had to do was show up, be seated and enjoy the day,....

It was grand to just sit and enjoy my grandson while the younger generation stepped and fetched all afternoon long,....

Simply grand,....

I even had time to dream about my next toy on the crackberry,....



When I first saw this it reminded me of the He-162,...that's a lookup,...

(sic)
« Last Edit: May 23, 2012, 10:24 by GLW »

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 11:05 »
I have a 3yr old boy, and a 7 yr old girl.  I swim in the pool with them in the summer.  Ride 4-wheelers with them. Have tickle fights with them.  Take them to the park.  Read to them.  And occasionally take the wife out to dinner.  My secret guilty pleasure is Everquest2.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 09:26 »
I'm in prototype, enough said.

As soon as I qualify and get a leave chit routed, I'm going to travel to NC and see my son for the first time since Thanksgiving. Until that time comes, I'm busting my hump to make it all happen.

When I had the time, I was always big into working on cars and trucks, deer hunting, spending time with my son and dog, and I also used to keep saltwater reef tanks. Hopefully, I can get back into all of those at some point.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 10:36 »

...When I had the time, I was always big into working on cars and trucks, deer hunting, spending time with my son and dog, and I also used to keep saltwater reef tanks....


If you sub vol'd you would have got to live in a saltwater reef tank,....ah well,....

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 12:10 »
I am active watching my daughter do Gymnastics (16 hrs/week), I am active in church, I volunteer at a local elementary school with an afterschool program to help keep kids out of gangs, I ride my Harley and I collect and enjoy vintage stereo equipment (1960's-early 1980's). As you can see, I'm kind of lazy........

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 04:52 »
I am in license class...I have no life outside.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 05:06 »

When I first saw this it reminded me of the He-162,...that's a lookup,...
(sic)

There are no Salamanders flying (wood wing concerns) but a nicely restored 162 in Chino, CA!

http://planesoffame.org/index.php?page=static-flying

There are some flying mostly-stock 262's in Washington, including rental rides on the trainer

http://www.stormbirds.com/project/index.html
« Last Edit: May 24, 2012, 05:28 by HydroDave63 »

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 05:54 »
Hmmm... It's just my wife and I now that our son's are grown and doing well.  I love to cook and I'm learning the art of Charcuterie.
We like to explore various parks or walk around town in Memphis.  Of course we try different restaurants while we're doing this.  I read quite a bit in my off time too.
Soon it will be Wilmington, NC instead of Memphis since I accepted a job with GE there.
Being on the ocean will no doubt get me back to fishing and renew my interest in photography.
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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2012, 09:31 »
I read, go to movies, travel, spend a lot of time with my family.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2012, 11:18 »
OK, we all have lives outside of work... at least I hope we do.

So what do you do? Family stuff? Solo stuff? Volunteer at the soup kitchen?

A lot of the discussion here is about work, let's talk the rest of our lives - the stuff we do that makes up for the bad day, the plastics, the cavity decon...

Hey HouseDad...thanks for a great new topic!  :)  


I guess my one constant is travel...be it domestic or international, I love exploring a new place.  Maybe that's why I loved being a rent-a-tech...

Things that regularly give me entertainment, although I'm not religious about any of them:  Sea Kayaks...  Books (Fiction & Travelogue)...  Hiking...  Playing Cards and Board Games...  Prowling Thrift Stores, Yard Sales, and Antique Stores...

Recently, I've been doing a lot of mountain biking, since I'm in an area where it makes sense...

:)



PS...I still think plastics & cavity decon make it a GOOD day! ;)



modified to add collecting
« Last Edit: May 26, 2012, 11:10 by UncaBuffalo »
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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2012, 08:05 »
I contribute to global warming.... dirt bikes, quads, boat, jetskiis, Side-x-side, snowmobiles, jeep.... I try to spend as much time in the outdoors with the family as possible..but, not having much luck these days.... only home 22 days last year and 0 this year so far...
It's funny, I liked rent-a-teching because I had so much time off, but, somewhere in the last
5 years it has not happened....

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2012, 11:16 »
Oops I watch the Chattanooga Lookouts play a lot!

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2012, 01:42 »
Oops I watch the Chattanooga Lookouts play a lot!

Go Smokies  [dowave] They are a Cubs farm team which makes them all the better for me.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2012, 03:21 »
I think the Smokies play out of Sevierville.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2012, 04:07 »
I think the Smokies play out of Sevierville.

Kodak, but yes the Pigeon Forge/Sevierville area. The stadium is at exit 407 I-40, right across from the Bass Pro shop.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2012, 07:45 »
I have been spending as much time as I can in a small fishing village in Sonora, Mexico.
Have been here most of 3 years. I help support several families and am involved with the local folks. There is much to be done here, most folks if they are lucky to have a job make $6k a year.

I hike the hills and desert, go to the beach every day with a chair, cooler and book. Sometimes I even open the book.

I have my career in the HP/RCT world to thank for this.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2012, 08:35 »
Camping, motorcycling, riding ATV's. And mostly like the casinos!
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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2012, 12:30 »
Backpacking, ATVing, guns, and gambling.

I also enjoy home theater.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2012, 04:07 »
GLW & Hydro Dave are too advanced for me , airplanes are bad enough I cannot imagine supporting a jet habit. I just get to fly and maintain my 1951 DeHavilland DHC-1 and my 1946 Globe Swift. Also I spend as much time as I can with my wife now that the kids are gone.Then there is golf, tennis, running and in my spare time I work 2-3 outages a year .
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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2012, 05:10 »
I haven't seen my wife or my Triumph Tiger in nine months. It's time to go for a long ride before the next outage season, since I don't have a Globe Swift to fly.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2012, 08:25 »
.... airplanes are bad enough I cannot imagine supporting a jet habit......

I can't either,.....yet,....

The feature on the Cirrus I am most impressed with is the CAPS BRS,...

It's a dream,.... 8)

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2012, 09:23 »
Surf casting,golf,sitting on the beach with a good book,and every weekend in Nov /Dec chasing pheasants with the dog.If I could get the wife a good job where I want to retire i'd have a lot more time to do this.I've been sending her resume out alot.

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Re: What do you do outside of Nukes?
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2012, 10:42 »
I have three girls in summer ball (one is in T-Ball). My son does not play yet since he is only three years old. So, if you have kids, you have a pretty good idea what I spend my time away from work doing.

 


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