VACommuter's Shenanigans in Japan

Discussion in 'Asia' started by VACommuter, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    On purpose, or accidental symbolism?

  2. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Jim, accidental cuz I have no idea what you mean. Give me a hint.
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    News article, and the kind of eggs "Benedict".
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  4. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Pure happenstance.
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  5. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Fireside chat. Guy on the left is a physics faculty member who won the Templeton Prize this year. $1.7M. Bigger pot than the Nobel Prize. Interesting guy. 5D616DFB-DA92-49D6-AE90-185FF665E34B.jpeg
    Closing dinner that included way too much beer and wine.
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    Dean giving us the graduation speech.
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    Hot as Hades waiting for the bus to the airport in Boston.
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  6. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Spent the day with mom, dad, and my sister in Titusville Florida.
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    Had a massive steak and eggs breakfast.
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    Lodi must have found some left in my stache.
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  7. VACommuter

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    For an early supper I had a Reuben.
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    Still had room to help dad with the pie.
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    Ended the evening with an early birthday cake and ice cream as I turn 55 toward the end of the month. Fly back to Tokyo early tomorrow morning.
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  8. Whoam

    Whoam Semper Fi

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    Happy Birthday Q!
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  9. VACommuter

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    Celebrated my official birthday today by spending 90 minutes in the base gym. 30 minutes huffing and puffing on the elliptical followed by a 60 minute Body Pump class cursing my 55 year old joints. At least the scenery was interesting from the back row. Bless those yoga pants.
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  10. VACommuter

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    Birthday dinner started with a few of these.
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    Two helpings of faux wedge salad. Cuz I’m an old cuss.
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    And a T-bone with oil fried tater tots. Pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream didn’t last long enough for a picture. I guess I work out to try and undo this damage. So tasty though.
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  11. Dynamick

    Dynamick When you see the robot, drink! Supporter

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    Happy Birthday!
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  12. monnomania

    monnomania Adventurer

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    Happy Birthday man.

    Looks like you are not in Japan this August? We are on our way, thought we might cross paths. Tried to send a PM, but maybe got it wrong.

    Have a good time with your family.

    Chris
  13. VACommuter

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    I’m here, just back to the daily grind of work. What are your plans here?


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  14. LadyDraco

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  15. Sasquatch2112

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    Happy birthday!
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  16. VACommuter

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    C48A53E0-22A1-4676-94FD-0C989DC5F343.jpeg Thanks. Hot as balls this past weekend. Worked the Naval Supply Corps Foundation booth selling swag to Japanese visitors. USS Blueridge all decked out for tours.
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    Even under the canopy it was hot. Africa hot. Didn’t stop me from selling 2 hooded sweatshirts during my 2 hour shift.
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    Crowds starting to swell at 1030 but peak much later.
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    I did a double take. I thought @Sasquatch2112 came to Japan without telling me. #friendshipday
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    Sasquatch2112 Old Angry White Guy (OAWG)

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    LOL
  18. VACommuter

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    Submitted the paperwork for my backfill here in Japan. Takes so long we start 15 months out. I’m not sure I’m ready to retire yet. Financially set but I feel I have a couple of years left in me as I don’t hate my job. My current job is the best I’ve ever had. Started to put out some feelers. I don’t want to take a downgrade so I’m looking for a lateral move. Sent applications out over the past two weeks. Washington Navy yard, Dahlgren, and Fort Campbell Kentucky. All good things must come to an end to include my shenanigans in Japan.
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  19. BansheeBiker

    BansheeBiker Been here awhile

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    Well, when you do leave Japa, you won’t have any regrets after fitting so much in!
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  20. VACommuter

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    Two weeks of being a bachelor coming to an end. Need to spend some quality time with some beef and beer. Next on the agenda: a nap.
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