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Old 02-14-2011, 08:40 PM   #41
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and Midpack is only 29 (which may be true).
Alan, I missed that one all together. Midpack, you also would have an interesting story to share about how you managed to RE at such a young age. I know I would like to hear it and I think others would too. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:07 PM   #42
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But chinaco said he'd been busting a hump for 35 years which to me means he started his career when he was 0 years old. The mystery deepens...
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I feel jealous. 17 months to go in my case....

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Old 02-15-2011, 02:13 AM   #44
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2 working half-days left. I'm down to single digit hours!
I double-dare you to get fired (as opposed to FIREd) on your last day!
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:27 AM   #45
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But chinaco said he'd been busting a hump for 35 years which to me means he started his career when he was 0 years old. The mystery deepens...

And isn't everyone jealous? Only 35 and ready to FIRE!


Add 20!
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How many of you had a short-timer's calendar? I am diligently marking off the days!
Here's a sample of the "type" I used in '69 during my government sponsored "vacation" in a tropical location ...

FIGMO CHART - Genuine Viet Nam Era Short-timers Calendar - Great for Viet Nam Vets and American Troops Overseas!
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And isn't everyone jealous? Only 35 and ready to FIRE!


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Chinaco you missed your chance. I thought you would say "I put it all on red 24" and never looked back.
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Here's a sample of the "type" I used in '69 during my government sponsored "vacation" in a tropical location ...

FIGMO CHART - Genuine Viet Nam Era Short-timers Calendar - Great for Viet Nam Vets and American Troops Overseas!
Boy does that bring back memories! I had one of those in 1977 to end my 6 year Navy career. Can't remember where I got it from but it seems that they were quite popular.
Right now I'm using a countdown calendar that I picked up from the internet. Not too original but it works.
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I considered one but was afraid it would make the time go slower. Also, I would have been embarrassed if anyone saw it.
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Boy does that bring back memories! I had one of those in 1977 to end my 6 year Navy career. Can't remember where I got it from but it seems that they were quite popular.
Right now I'm using a countdown calendar that I picked up from the internet. Not too original but it works.
When I was in the Navy, people had "short timer chains", which were made from the beaded chains that held your dog tags. They would snip one "bead" off every day. (Of course, some stole the chains from the EAB manifold caps instead. A definite no-no on a sub).

This guy has "two days and a wakeup" left.
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