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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#21  Postby akigr8 » Apr 20, 2010 2:26 pm

Good to hear from you, Weaver.
I was wondering how you were doing.

I'm sure they will have great use of your expertise :cheers:
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#22  Postby natselrox » Apr 20, 2010 2:34 pm

Stay safe, mate! :cheers:
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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#23  Postby Aern Rakesh » May 21, 2010 2:00 pm

Happy birthday, Weaver!!


Hope things are not too fraught where-ever you are at the moment, and that you get some kind of birthday cheer.


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#24  Postby Gawdzilla » May 21, 2010 2:08 pm

Happy birthday! Don't do anything stupid! (...er than I did, anyway.)
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#25  Postby Weaver » May 21, 2010 2:37 pm

Thanks, all - it was a decent day here. Surfed the Internet all day (as usual - amazing what you can do when you've made a smooth-running machine out of your section) then a decent dinner (steak, crab legs, fried scallops - all kinda cold, but better than the normal fare), washed down with a non-alcoholic Becks beer, and I even ate an ice cream bar for dessert.

Unfortunatley, poor planning on my part led me to reveal my birthday to a couple of my officers earlier in the day, and they made an announcement in the chow hall. Which, of course, led to everyone singing that stupid song (off key, as is de rigour).

Now I have to figure out how to get revenge - I'm thinking that I'll probably make a similar announcement for their birthdays.

Even if I have to lie about the dates.

Twice.

On the good side, I found out that I won't have to wait until August to move over to the Norwegian base as a liason - I'll be heading over in just a couple days, as soon as my replacement arrives. :dance: Much better food, better base, more space, and better views. Good news for me, for sure.

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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#26  Postby akigr8 » May 21, 2010 2:42 pm

Happy birfday, Weaver :beercheers:
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#27  Postby Aern Rakesh » May 21, 2010 3:02 pm

Weaver wrote:
On the good side, I found out that I won't have to wait until August to move over to the Norwegian base as a liason - I'll be heading over in just a couple days, as soon as my replacement arrives. :dance: Much better food, better base, more space, and better views. Good news for me, for sure.


Hang on, what do the Norwegians offer in the way of 'better' food.

I have it on good authority that they don't do cheesy popcorn!
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#28  Postby Gawdzilla » May 21, 2010 3:05 pm

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Weaver wrote:
On the good side, I found out that I won't have to wait until August to move over to the Norwegian base as a liason - I'll be heading over in just a couple days, as soon as my replacement arrives. :dance: Much better food, better base, more space, and better views. Good news for me, for sure.


Hang on, what do the Norwegians offer in the way of 'better' food.

Lutefisk (Sp?), of course.
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#29  Postby akigr8 » May 21, 2010 3:53 pm

Nora_Leonard wrote:
Weaver wrote:
On the good side, I found out that I won't have to wait until August to move over to the Norwegian base as a liason - I'll be heading over in just a couple days, as soon as my replacement arrives. :dance: Much better food, better base, more space, and better views. Good news for me, for sure.


Hang on, what do the Norwegians offer in the way of 'better' food.

I have it on good authority that they don't do cheesy popcorn!

Cheesy popcorn is 'better' food? :what: :lol:

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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#30  Postby Mazille » May 21, 2010 4:25 pm

Happy Birthday, Weaver, and stay safe! :cheers:
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#31  Postby Aern Rakesh » May 21, 2010 5:00 pm

akigr8 wrote:
Cheesy popcorn is 'better' food? :what:


:shifty: Gravlaks rules! :cheers:

Although I prefer a good pickled herring. :smile:
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#32  Postby akigr8 » May 21, 2010 5:17 pm

Nora_Leonard wrote:
akigr8 wrote:
Cheesy popcorn is 'better' food? :what:


:shifty: Gravlaks rules! :cheers:

Although I prefer a good pickled herring. :smile:

:lol: Yeah gravlaks still rules, though I'm seriously tired of smoked laks. Eaten to much of it :ill:
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#33  Postby kiore » May 21, 2010 5:23 pm

Happy birthday man! :cheers: I'm having an alcohol free Becks myself, not too bad actually tastes the best of all the beer free beers I've tried. Maybe the Norwegians can spike yours for you :naughty2: or are they on the wagon over there too?
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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#34  Postby Weaver » May 22, 2010 11:06 am

Nah, the Norwegians are on the wagon as well - but they have a MUCH better rotational plan than we do. They're only over here for 6 months, and they get two home-leaves, 14 days each. I am here for a year and I only go home once for 15 days.

Smoked fish, pickled herring - haven't tried them, but just the main course meals and salad bar are massively better than what my current base offers. Plus they have hot coffee - something our idiot cooks think is too hard.

Thanks for the birthday wishes, all - it turned out to be a pretty good day.
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#35  Postby kiki5711 » May 22, 2010 11:26 am

We'll see you when you get back! :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#36  Postby Mazille » May 22, 2010 11:28 am

Hot coffee is always a plus. :coffee:
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#37  Postby Aern Rakesh » May 22, 2010 11:32 am

Weaver wrote:
Smoked fish, pickled herring - haven't tried them...


Oh, you must try the pickled herring with sour cream, Weaver. The Scots roll up herring fillets with sliced onions inside and pickle the lot and call it 'rollmops' and just talking about pickled herring made me buy some today. Yum. And you've never had smoked salmon? Not even bagels, cream cheese and lox? :hungry:
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#38  Postby Weaver » May 22, 2010 11:34 am

kiki5711 wrote:We'll see you when you get back! :cheers: :cheers:

Oh, I won't be gone from here - I'll still have Internet access there.

I don't think I could deal with being at a base w/o the 'Net ... I mean, war is all hell and all that, but it's not THAT bad!
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#39  Postby Mazille » May 22, 2010 11:45 am

Nora_Leonard wrote:
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Smoked fish, pickled herring - haven't tried them...


Oh, you must try the pickled herring with sour cream, Weaver. The Scots roll up herring fillets with sliced onions inside and pickle the lot and call it 'rollmops' and just talking about pickled herring made me buy some today. Yum. And you've never had smoked salmon? Not even bagels, cream cheese and lox? :hungry:

It's not exactly Scottish, though. Rollmops was invented in Germany.
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#40  Postby Aern Rakesh » May 22, 2010 11:51 am

Mazille wrote:
Nora_Leonard wrote:
Weaver wrote:
Smoked fish, pickled herring - haven't tried them...


Oh, you must try the pickled herring with sour cream, Weaver. The Scots roll up herring fillets with sliced onions inside and pickle the lot and call it 'rollmops' and just talking about pickled herring made me buy some today. Yum. And you've never had smoked salmon? Not even bagels, cream cheese and lox? :hungry:

It's not exactly Scottish, though. Rollmops was invented in Germany.


:oops: Sorry, you're right. But it said "Scottish rollmops" on the tub. :lol:
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