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Aug 28, 19, 10:54 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,187
Posted By TMOliver

There are those of us - especially veterans of...

There are those of us - especially veterans of August flight across the US in August in DC-3s - who greatly mourn the passing of the 747s, certainly our "Queens of the Sky". Almost half a century...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 1, 19, 7:36 am
Replies: 52
Views: 6,096
Posted By TMOliver

Our granddaughter, having turned 7 in late June,...

Our granddaughter, having turned 7 in late June, celebrated with her first trip "on her own", HOU>DAL & RTN on WN to visit her aunt. A good time was had by all, especially the WN staff & flight crew...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 22, 19, 7:46 am
Replies: 68
Views: 10,835
Posted By TMOliver

I must admit that my only modern era TATL in a...

I must admit that my only modern era TATL in a 757 felt a bit cramped, but memories from 1965, a 707 from Rota to McGuire, seemed clearly acceptable & comfortable. I suspect that seat pitch & total...
Jul 11, 19, 10:08 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By TMOliver

Encountered same problem recently in Metairie, LA...

Encountered same problem recently in Metairie, LA involving a new Marriott property opening a block from where my wife was to spend a work week at a workshop. Not ready to open when we sought an...
May 26, 19, 10:41 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,690
Posted By TMOliver

There are firm rules in my life any of which I...

There are firm rules in my life any of which I hesitate to violate....

1. Chocolate should be "dark".

2. Steaks should be "rare"

3. Wine should be "red". White wine should never rise above...
May 8, 19, 9:16 am
Replies: 100
Views: 18,643
Posted By TMOliver

After all the give & take, it becomes...

After all the give & take, it becomes increasingly apparent that BA subscribes to a practice first revealed to me half a century (and more) ago, while afloat......

"TS** Cards will be punched in...
Mar 18, 19, 8:57 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,726
Posted By TMOliver

Having lived in scorpion territory much of my...

Having lived in scorpion territory much of my life, I'm not much troubled by their presence or passing nearby. After all, holstered (on my feet), I carry 2 effective scorpion killers almost every...
Jan 25, 19, 7:28 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,799
Posted By TMOliver

Was it pre-sweetened? Did it have a rime of ice...

Was it pre-sweetened? Did it have a rime of ice (British airlines are only allowed a single cube of ice per flight, none at all post-Brexit)? If so, you may have been aloft over Southren...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 16, 19, 8:42 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,505
Posted By TMOliver

I suspect you're posting of a "package store" (as...

I suspect you're posting of a "package store" (as we Texans used to call them!) with deli in the back. just on the South edge of Plano, a few blocks from my daughter's house off Hillcrest. Their...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 15, 19, 11:48 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,505
Posted By TMOliver

My only gripe at the ratings/comparisons.... ...

My only gripe at the ratings/comparisons....

Whataburger's burgers and fries are substantially better consumed immediately, on the premises. They do not travel well,. especially the thin meat...
Dec 4, 18, 11:04 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,873
Posted By TMOliver

Flying for decades from one of those "small...

Flying for decades from one of those "small airports", I'm quite used to "counter" personnel heading out to the ramp to (a) signal parking instructions to the arriving flight's aircrew, (b) rolling...
Dec 2, 18, 11:11 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,873
Posted By TMOliver

An old friend and business associate of mine...

An old friend and business associate of mine carried a handful of colorful & graphic "TS Cards" he had printed on his PC to give to folks who had fallen a'foul of the system by a failure to...
Dec 1, 18, 10:47 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,873
Posted By TMOliver

For savvy 'Merkins with naval experience..... ...

For savvy 'Merkins with naval experience.....

"TS cards are punched in the Chaplain's Office, 2nd Deck Aft, during the Forenoon, on the second Tuesday of each week."
Oct 31, 18, 9:34 am
Replies: 77
Views: 9,205
Posted By TMOliver

Napkins, much less button holes for attachment...

Napkins, much less button holes for attachment thereof, are relatively new inventions, arriving only after the advent of the short sleeve shirt which does not provide a convenient, accessible...
Aug 14, 18, 10:01 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,645
Posted By TMOliver

1. Remember; you're dealing with the French,...

1. Remember; you're dealing with the French, capable of both convenience and inconvenience, i.e. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45174382.

2. I chose a general anesthetic for my hip...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 28, 18, 10:59 am
Replies: 150
Views: 31,930
Posted By TMOliver

Much the same happened to a group I was hosting...

Much the same happened to a group I was hosting years ago (before the current style of delivery services). We made a big sign, and hireda kid who worked in the hotal's** parking garage to picket the...
Mar 27, 18, 10:28 am
Replies: 43
Views: 7,126
Posted By TMOliver

Continuing to play to your fears with the hocus...

Continuing to play to your fears with the hocus pocus of preboarding, etc. does little more than reinforce them, providing little more than insuring your next transoceanic flight will be approached...
Feb 22, 18, 10:49 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,183
Posted By TMOliver

Sadly, for without photos the OP is reduced to...

Sadly, for without photos the OP is reduced to naught but angry tirades (and even with photos, only the threat of modest media or social media exposure). I recall from long ago days a'float: a...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Feb 19, 18, 10:21 am
Replies: 336
Views: 45,604
Posted By TMOliver

The "Breadsticks" comprise my major objection to...

The "Breadsticks" comprise my major objection to OG, no more than tubes of "store-bought light bread" dough, a threat to both palate and health. I'm particular when it comes to Italian food. 56...
Aug 24, 17, 11:31 am
Replies: 75
Views: 15,932
Posted By TMOliver

Well, I can certainly expect that the steak will...

Well, I can certainly expect that the steak will be poor, therefore should any of the alternative choices not be "poorer", I'll order them.

As for the red wine, 55 years ago, I arrived, not much...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 11, 17, 11:18 am
Replies: 6,009
Views: 516,824
Posted By TMOliver

Nuttin' new about berled goobers, but they were...

Nuttin' new about berled goobers, but they were in ancient times (preIHs) limited to roadside stands in a small region of Jawja in which entrenched Senate and House members had preserved the...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 10, 17, 10:25 am
Replies: 6,009
Views: 516,824
Posted By TMOliver

Similar experience, although these days, even my...

Similar experience, although these days, even my former coworkers have discovered that price alone, commercials and fancy labels may have little to do with the quality of tequila (although much of...
Aug 4, 17, 10:54 am
Replies: 75
Views: 10,348
Posted By TMOliver

Red face Knowing all too many "Plaintiffs' Attorneys", 3...

Knowing all too many "Plaintiffs' Attorneys", 3 in my family, amongst them - related and unrelated - an inevitable principle rears its ugly head. "Seek thee the deepest pockets among us!"

I've met...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 20, 17, 5:34 pm
Replies: 6,009
Views: 516,824
Posted By TMOliver

Supping with friends at the Brooklyn Athletic...

Supping with friends at the Brooklyn Athletic Club in Houston's eclectic Montrose district, I had a chance to sample my first Ballast Point Sculpin. I was impressed, although it's not a beer of...
Jul 14, 17, 11:12 am
Replies: 75
Views: 15,932
Posted By TMOliver

Of course, there are answers to all this chatter...

Of course, there are answers to all this chatter and the what seems overall dissatisfaction with steaks on BA (and most/all other airlines). My larder, fridge and freezer usually have steaks (and if...
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