Ben, you're in the same line of work as me, but I think your attention to detail needs to improve.
Sorry, I saw what I'd posted and re-read what you'd put and realised my error. In my defence I was up early and am trying to do two other things at once apart from p*issing about on this forum. I prefer what you really said to what I thought you said. If you are in the same line of work it is also very true.
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
I had a nice day for a change.
Tell us about the cr*p ones instead, it'd cheer me up a lot more.
Well, there was the time I was on a heavy lift ship, untried offshore before, out in the Ninian oil field in the North Sea. We had a Mickey Mouse heave compensation system rigged up (not my design) that used a five-inch diameter polyester rope stretched the length of the ship as a kind of giant rubber band. It snapped and nearly cut three of us in half. On the way back in for crane repairs, the wave heights were in excess of 40 feet and there was a table in my cabin that slid across the room every time the ship rolled, smacking me on the side of my head as I lay in my bunk. I discovered soon after that the table didn't float...
Or there was the time I got sent offshore to figure out why a "cherry picker" collapsed, dumping a guy on the deck, who fractured his skull on a rail on the deck and died.
Or there was the time I was doing an offshore piling job and a 2-inch 3000 psi hose burst, spraying me and everyone else on deck with hydraulic fluid.
Bet that steak tasted nice.
It's the not so good days that make the great ones great!!
Keep it up B.A. (Surprised you got on that helicopter in the first place)
My days start off being EDITED, and go down hill from there.
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
Surprised you got on that helicopter in the first place
Wasn't a Super Puma....
FWIW the back rows on those things used to be seated to take five North Sea bears. After a couple of fatal ditches in the nineties they reduced that number to four, but ti's still known as "death row". Nice.
Yeah, sorry, was a poor reference to my youth. BA Baracus - 'ain't getting on no plane'
Been on a Sikorsky S61 a couple of times - preferred it to planes, nice weather mind! - the dog not so much, wind from the blades had him digging his heels refusing to get on...... Great day, here's to needing more of them.
Jeez that must have been one big shrimp.
It always amazes me that every GAS platform I've been on in the Gulf of Mexico has no smoking signs everywhere (for obvious reasons) yet also has a Pallet-wood fired barbecue pit under the helideck...
As for the shrimp:
Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... That's, that's about it.”
He forgot shrimp etouffee, shrimp curry, shrimp tacos, ....
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