July 5th, 2003

disco star

another set of questions, from inkedout

1.what is your favorite band?

i don't exactly have a single favorite, but i can list my top five faves at the moment: sloan, better than ezra, jellyfish, nickel creek, and lillian axe.

2.can i leave a banana in your freezer in case i want one later and happen to be on the west coast all at the same time?

normally, i would say yes, but seeing as it's not my apartment, nor my fridge, i would have to regretfully decline. not a whole lot of room in there, anyway, it being of the non frost free variety.

3.if you hate anything with more than four legs does that include octopi and/or squid?

well.. i don't really have a fear of them, per se. i guess i should have said 'insects and arachnids in general.' ^_< i remember in high school, us dissecting squid and then frying them up afterwards o_O i was one of the brave souls that actually at them! ^_^

4.what's one line from your favorite book that you think would make me want to read it (assuming we don't have the same favorite book ...)?

the only thing that i can think of would be "bagba bite me!" now, lessee how many of you get that reference! ^_^

5.lemon curry?

sure. you buying?
disco star

(no subject)

After every Qantas Airlines flight, pilots complete a sheet which
conveys to the mechanics problems encountered with the aircraft
during the flight. The mechanics read and then respond in writing
on the lower Half of the form what remedial action was taken. Never
let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of
humor.

Here are some actual logged maintenance complaints and responses:

P = the problem logged by the pilot
S =the solution and action taken by engineers.

Qantas, by the way, is the only major airline that has never had an
accident.

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what they're there for.

P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.