The return of the bemissed...

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by ClaireTalon, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. ClaireTalon

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    I'm no new member, so I'll post here about my return.

    Wow, three weeks without LPSG and my friends here, and I survived. Hard to believe, but it's true.

    I can really recommend vacations at Europe to everyone here. The short distances are very handy, if you arrive somewhere central it's never more than a day trip to the pleasant places. But still, I have some questions. Maybe you know the answers?

    ONE - (Why) Do German middle-class guest houses look like cheap porn sets? These trashy white veneer furniture, stark white walls, no decoration except for maybe a trashy flower photography: Is that comfort? Really, if you don't have someone with you who's good in bed you could climb the walls.

    TWO - Why is it that German and Swiss Air Traffic Controllers actually speak a better English than their American colleagues?

    THREE - Do French drivers make a national sports out of ruining/decaying their cars? I haven't seen so many relatively new car models in such a state (dirty, beat-up) anywhere, except maybe on Cypriot streets.

    Those questions aside, I've great days. The stations of my travel were Munich and a village nearby, where I've had some great fun at an oldtimer fly-in; Basel (Switzerland), where I've spent nearly two weeks training intensely to add another plane to my "Look, I've been behind the stick of this"-collection (A wink to 13x7); and last, after the recommendation of my tour companion, guide and interpreter, Frank, a few days at Pedhoulas, a mountain village in the Troodos Mountains (Cyprus), where we have spent some more great days, very relaxed most of the time, and at other times with very strenuous physical activity. Have I mentioned that sex is a great workout programme, confirmed by scientific evaluations?

    Maybe I should raise some envy with the fellow aviation affic's here. Frank has some great connections, don't ask me, but he must have shot and hidden a number of adverse wives to be done such favors. So my means of travel to and from, and in between, was a Gulfstream G-450 (G-V), powered by two RR-Tay-6118C (+FADEC, max. applicable thrust 61.5 kN to 68.4 kN), fully equipped with Honeywell Primus EPIC, EVS Night Vision Enhancement system, PiC HUD etc etc. That fucking thing even had a CURSOR CONTROLLER ON A SEPARATE STICK!!! As a member of the old analog-design cockpit fraction group, this gave me a lot of discomfort, I mean, even the back-up instruments were on-screen, I hope they are at least on a separate circuit. You can give me the brightest-colored, three-dimensional, animated graphics of the aircraft systems state, and I still say that I was very happy with the way it was on the KC-10. If you were able to get your cash at the ATM, then you were also able to handle the FMC, with learning some additional details on how to interprete the lines on the screen.

    So, I'm back now. My butt is very tan now, and pretty sat on (after 12 hours and some on the trip back), maybe it's time now to flaunt it into the sun some more, at the pool...
     
  2. DC_DEEP

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    Welcome back, beautiful! I've missed your tart little tongue. Now, how 'bout you post some photos of your nicely browned buns?
     
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    welcome back, friend. I missed you.
     
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    ONE - (Why) Do German middle-class guest houses look like cheap porn sets? These trashy white veneer furniture, stark white walls, no decoration except for maybe a trashy flower photography: Is that comfort? Really, if you don't have someone with you who's good in bed you could climb the walls.

    You need to go somewhere more rural if you don't want that retro porn chic look. :rolleyes: Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne... and all the other big cities tend to go for that 'functional' approach. Five-star hotels are for comfort, guest houses are for functionality; it's a definitional difference, with the latter akin to some of the less-inspired motel decor one sees in the States.

    TWO - Why is it that German and Swiss Air Traffic Controllers actually speak a better English than their American colleagues?

    Because they took time to actually learn the language, rather than foolishly assuming they could speak it. Their German and French may well be riddled with heavy accents, dialect words and grammatical errors, though. :rolleyes:

    THREE - Do French drivers make a national sports out of ruining/decaying their cars? I haven't seen so many relatively new car models in such a state (dirty, beat-up) anywhere, except maybe on Cypriot streets.

    I'm guessing you didn't pass through Belgium. :biggrin1:

    Welcome back. :wink:
     
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    The French are renowned for driving like maniacs, it's not surprising that it doesn't take long for new cars to collect a few bumps and scratches...
     
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    Woo Hoo!!! You're back! I've missed you so... Glad to hear your trip was a success. The aviation stuff went right over my head, but that's ok - I like chicks smarter than me.

    Now we've had a little (ahem) drama since you've been away, so you certainly have plenty of reading to catch up on. I usually try to stear clear of the drama threads, unless of course it's to hijack them to draw attention to my mezmerizing charm, wit, and overall sexiness but I was weary in well doing and just let it roll for the most part. Needless to say, I've been feeling a little neglected - but being my attention whore counterpart I'm sure you understand. But this isn't about me baby... <pops the champagne>

    It's about you! So do tell - did you go au naturale for that all over tan?? What'd you wear? Did ya get any??? :biggrin1:

    Come on girl, spill. I've been waiting desperately for your return. I'm so glad you'e back!! And of course, flawless as ever... <curtsies>
     
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    Welcome home, Claire! Tell us all about it!
     
  8. MASSIVEPKGO_CHUCK

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    Claire's back! Whoo-hoo! C'mon, siddown on the couch & tell us awl about y' trip, dearie.

    Sweet Jesus, was I just channeling what my late grannie's reply to Claire being back or what?
     
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    Well, Welcome back CLAIRE!!

    IT is about time you got back, I was waiting quietly to hear all about your feminine exploits this vacation.:tongue:
     
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    Missed your posts, too, Claire. Du bist wunderbar.
     
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    Glad you're back, Claire. Spill the beans, i'm all ears.:smile:
     
  12. ClaireTalon

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    I guess I have to disappoint some of you who thought I'd bust every guy's nuts on my trip. In fact, I was monogamous, I had a guy with me, and so I made the best out of it. Hey, it was a great sexual trip. During our stint at Basel (we stayed at the St. Gotthard hotel) we spent most of the time in bed, or in the room ;-) well, I guess you know what I mean. Thank God for Frank's stamina, he kept me very busy, or was it me who kept him busy?

    I guess I have some tanlines, I didn't go au natural anywhere, but I kept it minimal for the tanning ;-) to feed the guys' fantasies. Frank and I had found a great spot to sneak away, it was just outside of Pedhoulas in the mountains. Hey, we were able to see the hotel, but unless someone had field glasses or a telescope, we couldn't be seen. I have never before been to Cyprus, but it's a great island. I've always thought southwestern France was a great place to vacation at, but I'll change that opinion. Try to stay away from the tourist traps, and you have a perfect, quiet vacation. We stayed at the hotel TWO FLOWERS, minimalist, but just what I was looking for.

    Thank you, Alex, for your information. No, we didn't pass through Belgium, but I think I saw some of those on the French autoroutes. They are those who think the 3 in the speed limit of 130 is actually a 8, right?
     
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    Nothing about you could ever be dissappointing, Claire.

    Welcome back!
     
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    Welcome back, Claire! I'm glad you had such a fun time. I'm sure Frank did too :biggrin1: .
     
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