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BadlandsVikings
02-17-2008, 08:40 PM
PP.O name: Caine
Real name: Jeff
Age: 41
Current City: Janesville, WI
Hometown: Originally, St. Paul
Occupation: Heading back to school


1) How did you choose your screen name?

The name came from the Bourne series (The BOOKS, not the not-really-related-to-the-books crappy movies) by Robert Ludlum.
I prefered screen names that weren't mainstream...and, at the time, it wasn't.

2) Caine, could you tell us a little about where you grew up and about your family?

My Dad was with 3M, so we bounced around a bit.
But, in my first 12 years, 8 of them were in St. Paul.
I have 3 siblings (2 sisters, 1 brother...although since he's a Packer fan I tell people I have 3 sisters).


Then I grew up (sort of), got married, had a kid (Well, my wife did), got divorced, had a great life, got married again (good bye great life...I'll miss you), had more kids....rinse and repeat.

3) What type of student where you in High School? Did you play in any sports or where you involved with any school clubs and such?

Type of student?
An indifferent one, much to my regret.
I played football in high school.
I played Basketball and Hockey when I was younger.

Mostly I was interested in girls and guitars.

4) What did you do after High School?

Joined the Marines, drank my way out of college, joined the Navy, began a never-ending cycle of "Workin' for the man".

5)What was your first job?

Flippin burgers at Burger Chef.
I HATED that job.
I only lasted 3 months.

6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?

My Dad was a Viking fan, and growing up mostly in St. Paul I was surrounded by the Viking aura.
Benchwarmer Bob Lurtzema commercials (for Twin City Federal) were all over the radio, Vikings on TV, Viking jerseys, fans galore...it was contagious.
Plus, it was the era of the Purple People Eaters.
With all that going on, how could I NOT be a Viking fan?

7) Could you tell us one of your favorite memories that has to do with the Vikings or one of its past or present players, coaches, etc.

The Moss Moon.
Being a dedicated Packer hater, I laughed my head off when Moss faked the moon in Lambeau.
Not only did we knock them out of the play-offs, but the pure outrage of Packer fans everywhere (as hypocritical as it was) was hilarious.
I still laugh about that.

8}How did you come to find PP.O and what attracted you most to the site?

I was looking for "Packers Suck" on the internet and landed here.
At the time, there were a handful of Packer fans who were giving guff to the Viking fans, and I stepped in...I never left.

9) What other sports teams do you follow?

None lately,
I was a huge Hockey fan until the strike.
Since that was fueled by stupidity and greed, I quit watching.
I've slowly been working my way back.
Same goes for baseball...I started following the twins a bit again.

10) When you’re not on PPO what could you likely be found doing with your spare time?

Getting yelled at by my wife.
Whenever I forget what all my faults might be,
she reminds me.
It saves me the trouble of remembering them.

I watch a lot of movies and play a lot of
games with my kids.
The youngest are twins (8 years old as of now) and they give me an excuse not to grow up.

11) Do you say a special prayer before Vikings games?

Nope.
I did have a hat that I threw at the TV whenever they did something foolish, but I had to quit.
Started wearing out my shoulder.

12)Where do you watch away Vikings games?

At home, usually.
Once in awhile I'll head to a friends house for Viking-Packer games, but usually I stay home.
I get too wrapped up in the game to "socialize".
My wife says I'm obsessed...she may be right.

13)What is your worst fear?

Being afraid.
Nothing cripples you up faster than fear.
Aside from the "zen" answer, I'd say the current economic trends in America.
Big business and the government are selling us out so fast it makes your head spin...and we keep lining up for more.

14) What type of hobbies do you enjoy?

I have few hobbies anymore....wife and kids tend to absorb most of my waking moments.
I used to enjoy playing guitar and shooting (AR-15 and Sig Sauer P220 .45 are my favorite "toys")...I don't do either anymore.
I used to do a lot of PC gaming...stopped doing that.

I'm boring.
I'm waiting to turn 65 so I can sit in a rocking chair and grumble about the "good old days".

15) What’s your favorite food?

Penne al'Arrabiata.

16) Where are some of the places you’ve been, and where are some of your favorites.

I've been all over Europe (before and during my Military years), been in the Middle East (Iran-Iraq war in '87-88), Africa, Cuba, Carribean, Canada and a bunch of other places.

My favorite place - aside from being in the Dome for a Viking game - would have to be Rome, Italy.
History everywhere you look, and Penne al'Arrabiata...what a great combination.

17) What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet in your lifetime?

Be rich.

18)If you could live anywhere where would it be?

Northern Italy, on the Med.

19) Do you believe the Vikings will have their big day someday? When they do win the Super Bowl, what will be the first thing you think you will do?

Yes, someday they will win it all.
I have no idea what I'll do...I'm sure there will be some yelling and jumping involved.

20) Up to this date, what is one of your favorite PPO memories?

Meeting members at the games.
Singer, Ned, Shock, Webby, and many more...the PPO crowd is a great group to be a part of.
They are friendly and generous.
I think that's a big part of why the Metrodome is such a fantastic place for me...because the PPOers I've met there have made it such.
I go to see them as much as to see the Vikings.

PacNWVike
02-17-2008, 10:01 PM
Nice "toys."
8)

C Mac D
02-17-2008, 10:10 PM
Nice to learn more about ya. I'm gonna have to disagree with the Bourne movies... I think they're pretty sweet.

I wish more people posted pics with their 20 questions...

marstc09
02-17-2008, 10:17 PM
There is nothing better than the Moss mooning!

ultravikingfan
02-17-2008, 10:41 PM
Nice read!

*Caine would post his photo, but seeing him wearing a Favre jersey wouldn't go well with this thread

VKG4LFE
02-18-2008, 12:28 AM
"marstc09" wrote:


There is nothing better than the Moss mooning!



I don't think it would have been as great had it not been at Lamboo, but I'm pretty sure that I put that in my 20 questions too!!

cogitans
02-18-2008, 01:23 AM
"C" wrote:


Nice to learn more about ya. I'm gonna have to disagree with the Bourne movies... I think they're pretty sweet.

I wish more people posted pics with their 20 questions...
The movies are decent, but as so many other times, the movies hardly do the books justice.

Other than that, good to get to know you Caine. I'm sure it's not your wifes only quality to tell you what your shortcomings are.

AngloVike
02-18-2008, 04:05 AM
Nice to know some more about you Caine - the Moss Moon was good not only for upsetting the Packers but also to hear Joe "YMCA" Buck get his lycra in such a twist over it as well.


Getting yelled at by my wife.
Whenever I forget what all my faults might be,
she reminds me.
It saves me the trouble of remembering them.
well women do that sort of stuff so well - why try to do it yourself .. lol

Marrdro
02-18-2008, 06:23 AM
A very intersting read from one of the best posters on the site.
Thanks for sharing

As the cook in the house, I am always looking for new recipes....
Since you mentioned Penne al'Arrabiata twice I looked it up.
If this is the same dish, then I think I have a great idea for dinner.

Although a it doesn't have much for meat, I though I would throw in a bit of my homemade Italian Sausage (Venison) into the mix.

http://www.therecipebox.com/members/box/pasta/pa0106.htm

Edit....I made this last night and it was excellent.
A bit spicy, however, I love spicy food.

x-ray jeff
02-18-2008, 07:54 AM
Always enjoy reading your posts Caine.

Purple Floyd
02-18-2008, 09:20 AM
Good interview.

I generally have the same point of view as you do about the team. It look like we share a common interest in the shooting sports too.

VikingMike
02-19-2008, 02:37 PM
Good to meet you Caine. I, too, love the Bourne trilogy...actually I love all of his books, the mosaics, continuums, ultimatums and covenants. ;D

Prophet
02-20-2008, 05:48 AM
Thanks for the update Caine!
I also enjoy your favorite dish.

What are you studying in school?

mr.woo
02-20-2008, 08:31 AM
nice interesting read caine. didnt know you were so old tho ;) :D

seaniemck7
02-20-2008, 08:33 AM
Thanks for sharing Caine.
Its great to get to know one of the best posters on the site a bit better.
I need to try this dish of yours.

pack93z
02-21-2008, 07:36 PM
Nice to meet you Jeff... Bourne series of books rocked, but the movies were okay.

So why aversion for the Packers?
;D

The Dropper
02-21-2008, 09:50 PM
"BadlandsViking" wrote:


been in the Middle East (Iran-Iraq war in '87-88)


That was right at the end of that war. What in the world were you doing there?
:o That fucker was brutal.

Caine
02-22-2008, 04:01 AM
Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Dropper wrote:

That was right at the end of that war. What in the world were you doing there?

That f&**&*&r was brutal.

I was assigned as a .50 gunner on a Minesweeper.
We were a part of the NATO forces trying to pull the mines out of the gulf.
Oddly, I was an electrician that was "shanghaied" onto the gun.
I asked the XO, "Sir, I'm an electrician.
I don't mind being the gunner, but why me?".
He replied, "You're the only psychopath we have". (TRUE STORY)

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.

VikingMike wrote:

I, too, love the Bourne trilogy...actu ally I love all of his books, the mosaics, continuums, ultimatums and covenants.

Ludlum rules!!!
Although many of his books began to feel similar, I find myself absorbed by them.
After the Bourne series, I am particularly fond of The Parsifal Mosaic and The Icarus Agenda.
The Matarese Circle and the Matarese Countdown are also high on my list.

Cogitans wrote:

I'm sure it's not your wifes only quality to tell you what your shortcomings are.

No, she's also hot...that helps quite a bit.

;D

Marrdro wrote:

Since you mentioned Penne al'Arrabiata twice I looked it up.
If this is the same dish, then I think I have a great idea for dinner.

That is indeed it...although I never had it with bacon in it that I recall.
You have to remember that in Italy there is typically more than one course for dinner, I typically followed the Penne al"Arrabiatta with La Cotoletta Alla Milanese (which is a breaded veal cutlet.
Lemon wedges are a MUST), then I'd finish off with Scarmorza (which is a fried cheese - slightly elastic and sharp, but awesome...eat while still hot).

Of course, that was when I was 15 and could metabolize that...now I look at the pictures and have to loosen my belt.

ultravikingfan wrote:

*Caine would post his photo, but seeing him wearing a Favre jersey wouldn't go well with this thread

Especially since you said you wouldn't lend it to me...you were afraid I'd spill on it.
How's that life sized inflatable Favre blow up doll holding up for ya?

;)

For all the fellow weapon enthusiasts:
Yes, I am quite happy with my "toys".
The Sig is an absolute dream to fire.
Nice tight sear (easier to double-tap), smooth action, accurate as sin.
The AR has the shortest barrel allowed by law - I wanted it more for CQB than for "reach out and touch someone".
When my wife protested that I didn't "need" them, I stole the line from AVP..."It's like a condom...better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it".


pack93z wrote:

So why aversion for the Packers?

They're smelly, and their fans are inbred.

No, seriously, my Mother's side of the family is from WI, my Dad's is from MN...ready-made rivalry fodder.
When I was about 3, my parents left me with an Aunt and Uncle for a week while they took a trip.
My Uncle was a HUGE Packer fan, and "programmed" me to say, "Minnesota Vikings are Bums".
Weeks later, my Dad was reading the papers and showed my the Viking article...he says I stopped cold, and he could tell I was trying to remember something...when out popped the offensive phrase.
I was promptly deprogrammed.
The rivalry has been on "Full Go" ever since.

Best rivalry in sports IMO.

C Mac D wrote:

I wish more people posted pics with their 20 questions...

I'm camera shy...

Caine

singersp
02-22-2008, 04:12 AM
"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



Somehow I don't picture you in a nurse Ratchet uniform.
:P

Prophet
02-22-2008, 04:16 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



Somehow I don't picture you in a nurse Ratchet uniform.
:P


Nursing is a good choice.

I do know that if I was in the hospital and you showed up I would be bummed.
There aren't enough hot nurses around and you'll be decreasing the odds of getting one.

Caine
02-22-2008, 04:20 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



Somehow I don't picture you in a nurse Ratchet uniform.
:P


Nursing is a good choice.

I do know that if I was in the hospital and you showed up I would be bummed.
There aren't enough hot nurses around and you'll be decreasing the odds of getting one.


You saying I'm not hot, Prophet?

singersp
02-22-2008, 04:22 AM
"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



I heard about the downsizing. Sounds like it's going to be a big one. Are they closing the plant in Rockford completely? Those bastards told us everything we supply to them for HVACs will now be sourced overseas. They took the controls we designed & built for them, sent them overseas & had them reverse engineer them & build them cheaper. We're in a bit of a war with them now & downsizing is inevitable due to Chryslers decision.

Prophet
02-22-2008, 04:24 AM
"Caine" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



Somehow I don't picture you in a nurse Ratchet uniform.
:P


Nursing is a good choice.

I do know that if I was in the hospital and you showed up I would be bummed.
There aren't enough hot nurses around and you'll be decreasing the odds of getting one.


You saying I'm not hot, Prophet?


I suppose if you were head nurse and I was all morphined up and you shaved and I was having drug-induced hallucinations you might be temporarily hot.
I just don't see the right set of conditions happening that would make you hot.

singersp
02-22-2008, 04:28 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



Somehow I don't picture you in a nurse Ratchet uniform.
:P


Nursing is a good choice.

I do know that if I was in the hospital and you showed up I would be bummed.
There aren't enough hot nurses around and you'll be decreasing the odds of getting one.


You saying I'm not hot, Prophet?


I suppose if you were head nurse and I was all morphined up and you shaved and I was having drug-induced hallucinations you might be temporarily hot.
I just don't see the right set of conditions happening that would make you hot.



"Head nurse" might not have been the optimal choice of words in this circumstance.

Caine
02-22-2008, 04:28 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



Somehow I don't picture you in a nurse Ratchet uniform.
:P


Nursing is a good choice.

I do know that if I was in the hospital and you showed up I would be bummed.
There aren't enough hot nurses around and you'll be decreasing the odds of getting one.


You saying I'm not hot, Prophet?


I suppose if you were head nurse and I was all morphined up and you shaved and I was having drug-induced hallucinations you might be temporarily hot.
I just don't see the right set of conditions happening that would make you hot.



So....you're saying I could be hot.....

Caine
02-22-2008, 04:34 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



I heard about the downsizing. Sounds like it's going to be a big one. Are they closing the plant in Rockford completely? Those bastards told us everything we supply to them for HVACs will now be sourced overseas. They took the controls we designed & built for them, sent them overseas & had them reverse engineer them & build them cheaper. We're in a bit of a war with them now & downsizing is inevitable due to Chryslers decision.


We're tied to GM, but "rumor control" has Chrysler down for the count in Belvidere (right by Rockford).
Personally, I think GM is on it's way out too, since they have newer plants in Arlington (Tx) and Saleao (Mexico) which make the same vehicles (Big SUV's) and both of them got the Hybrids - Janesville did not.
Janesville is the only one De-rating.
The writing is on the wall.

NAFTA kicked us hard.
KORUS FTA (The proposed one with Korea) would absolutely KILL the US truck market.
But the Pols and the Suits all get their pay-offs, so they don't care.


I hope your company kicks Chrysler in the nards in the dispute.
As long as the FTA's are in place the only thing the US will export in any quantity is good paying jobs.

Caine

Prophet
02-22-2008, 04:35 AM
"Caine" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:




Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



Somehow I don't picture you in a nurse Ratchet uniform.
:P


Nursing is a good choice.

I do know that if I was in the hospital and you showed up I would be bummed.
There aren't enough hot nurses around and you'll be decreasing the odds of getting one.


You saying I'm not hot, Prophet?


I suppose if you were head nurse and I was all morphined up and you shaved and I was having drug-induced hallucinations you might be temporarily hot.
I just don't see the right set of conditions happening that would make you hot.



So....you're saying I could be hot.....


....around the 2:50 mark

Mff6uPddUbw

Caine
02-22-2008, 04:41 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:






Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Prophet wrote:

What are you studying in school?

Since we haven't "Officially" been "downsized" yet, I haven't entered yet.
We qualify for Federal retraining (which includes 2 yrs of school) since our jobs were lost due - primarily - to the silly FTA's the Politicians keep signing...the ones that Obama and Clinton are vocally opposing in their campaigns (Although the Hillawench stumped for NAFTA when Slick Willy was in office...go figure).

Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment.



Somehow I don't picture you in a nurse Ratchet uniform.
:P


Nursing is a good choice.

I do know that if I was in the hospital and you showed up I would be bummed.
There aren't enough hot nurses around and you'll be decreasing the odds of getting one.


You saying I'm not hot, Prophet?


I suppose if you were head nurse and I was all morphined up and you shaved and I was having drug-induced hallucinations you might be temporarily hot.
I just don't see the right set of conditions happening that would make you hot.



So....you're saying I could be hot.....


....around the 2:50 mark

-link deleted for space-


That's where I got it....

Caine

Marrdro
02-22-2008, 07:10 AM
That is indeed it...although I never had it with bacon in it that I recall.
You have to remember that in Italy there is typically more than one course for dinner, I typically followed the Penne al"Arrabiatta with La Cotoletta Alla Milanese (which is a breaded veal cutlet.
Lemon wedges are a MUST), then I'd finish off with Scarmorza (which is a fried cheese - slightly elastic and sharp, but awesome...eat while still hot).

I actually liked it with the bacon but Wildwoman was to hot on it.

$75 bucks an hour for RNs that can work the ER here in VA.
3 times that if you get into a home care kindof gig.

The Dropper
02-22-2008, 08:36 AM
"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Dropper wrote:

That was right at the end of that war. What in the world were you doing there?

That f&**&*&r was brutal.

I was assigned as a .50 gunner on a Minesweeper.
We were a part of the NATO forces trying to pull the mines out of the gulf.
Oddly, I was an electrician that was "shanghaied" onto the gun.
I asked the XO, "Sir, I'm an electrician.
I don't mind being the gunner, but why me?".
He replied, "You're the only psychopath we have". (TRUE STORY)

Caine


That's great stuf; thanks for sharing it.

I didn't even think about all of the mines from that war. I bet the Striat of Hormuz was particularly fouled up with how narrow it is.

Caine
02-23-2008, 09:54 AM
"The" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


Thought I'd try and answer a few of the follow up questions:

The Dropper wrote:

That was right at the end of that war. What in the world were you doing there?

That f&**&*&r was brutal.

I was assigned as a .50 gunner on a Minesweeper.
We were a part of the NATO forces trying to pull the mines out of the gulf.
Oddly, I was an electrician that was "shanghaied" onto the gun.
I asked the XO, "Sir, I'm an electrician.
I don't mind being the gunner, but why me?".
He replied, "You're the only psychopath we have". (TRUE STORY)

Caine


That's great stuf; thanks for sharing it.

I didn't even think about all of the mines from that war. I bet the Striat of Hormuz was particularly fouled up with how narrow it is.


At that time, we were friendly with Iraq.
The night we went through the straights, we had 2 Frigates escorting us.
Minesweepers didn't boast a lot of firepower - the .50 was our heaviest gun - and Iran was threatening daily to sink an American ship.
Obviously, we would have been ideal targets.
So, the three MSO's (Minesweepers) and 2 FF's (Fast Frigates) started through at zero-dark-thirty.
I remember that the starboard FF was forward, and the port one was aft.


Being on the gun, I had a great view...well, better than the guys on the fantail anyway...so I saw the Iranian Destroyer in an inlet as we came into view.
Obviously, we were all a bit tense, since that Destroyer could have pounded us into toothpicks (MSO's were made of wood...so as not to attract mines).
I looked aft and the FF was waaaaaay back there.
I looked at the Iranian again.
I looked back again, and that FF had come up out of the hole and FLEW to a position directly in front of the Destroyer and simply parked...guns trained on the Iranian.

Needless to say, we sailed on past with no complications.

Caine

Caine
02-23-2008, 09:57 AM
"Marrdro" wrote:



That is indeed it...although I never had it with bacon in it that I recall.
You have to remember that in Italy there is typically more than one course for dinner, I typically followed the Penne al"Arrabiatta with La Cotoletta Alla Milanese (which is a breaded veal cutlet.
Lemon wedges are a MUST), then I'd finish off with Scarmorza (which is a fried cheese - slightly elastic and sharp, but awesome...eat while still hot).

I actually liked it with the bacon but Wildwoman was to hot on it.

$75 bucks an hour for RNs that can work the ER here in VA.
3 times that if you get into a home care kindof gig.


I'm sooo moving to Va....again.
I was stationed in Norfolk for 3 years and lived in Virginia Beach for awhile during that.
In fact, my oldest Daughter was born in Norfolk.
For that kind of cash, I'd relocate.

Caine

Marrdro
02-23-2008, 10:00 AM
"Caine" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:



That is indeed it...although I never had it with bacon in it that I recall.
You have to remember that in Italy there is typically more than one course for dinner, I typically followed the Penne al"Arrabiatta with La Cotoletta Alla Milanese (which is a breaded veal cutlet.
Lemon wedges are a MUST), then I'd finish off with Scarmorza (which is a fried cheese - slightly elastic and sharp, but awesome...eat while still hot).

I actually liked it with the bacon but Wildwoman was to hot on it.

$75 bucks an hour for RNs that can work the ER here in VA.
3 times that if you get into a home care kindof gig.


I'm sooo moving to Va....again.
I was stationed in Norfolk for 3 years and lived in Virginia Beach for awhile during that.
In fact, my oldest Daughter was born in Norfolk.
For that kind of cash, I'd relocate.

Caine

Wildwoman is in charge of ordering supplies for Riverside ER and its 5 surgery centers.
They have to pay them so much cause they can't keep em on staff because of all the home care stuff.

Supply and demand.
Short supply of RN's means they can demand alot of bucks for getting worked to death.

Edit:
Wildwoman just corrected me.
Starting pay is $28 dollars an hour. Thier top RNs (called Flight nurses) get $75.

The flight nurses actually come to work and then get on the life flight and go to hospitals that don't have a RN they can call in.

singersp
02-23-2008, 10:09 AM
"Caine" wrote:



That is indeed it...although I never had it with bacon in it that I recall.
You have to remember that in Italy there is typically more than one course for dinner, I typically followed the Penne al"Arrabiatta with La Cotoletta Alla Milanese (which is a breaded veal cutlet.
Lemon wedges are a MUST), then I'd finish off with Scarmorza (which is a fried cheese - slightly elastic and sharp, but awesome...eat while still hot).



The Italian names certainly make it sound more tasty than just stating you like noodles in chili sauce (goulash), breaded veal cutlets & elastic fried cheese.

Caine
02-24-2008, 10:06 AM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:



That is indeed it...although I never had it with bacon in it that I recall.
You have to remember that in Italy there is typically more than one course for dinner, I typically followed the Penne al"Arrabiatta with La Cotoletta Alla Milanese (which is a breaded veal cutlet.
Lemon wedges are a MUST), then I'd finish off with Scarmorza (which is a fried cheese - slightly elastic and sharp, but awesome...eat while still hot).

I actually liked it with the bacon but Wildwoman was to hot on it.

$75 bucks an hour for RNs that can work the ER here in VA.
3 times that if you get into a home care kindof gig.


I'm sooo moving to Va....again.
I was stationed in Norfolk for 3 years and lived in Virginia Beach for awhile during that.
In fact, my oldest Daughter was born in Norfolk.
For that kind of cash, I'd relocate.

Caine

Wildwoman is in charge of ordering supplies for Riverside ER and its 5 surgery centers.
They have to pay them so much cause they can't keep em on staff because of all the home care stuff.

Supply and demand.
Short supply of RN's means they can demand alot of bucks for getting worked to death.

Edit:
Wildwoman just corrected me.
Starting pay is $28 dollars an hour. Thier top RNs (called Flight nurses) get $75.

The flight nurses actually come to work and then get on the life flight and go to hospitals that don't have a RN they can call in.


Still better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick...

Not sure how keen the wife would be on moving, but I'm rather tired of Janesville.
Some place warmer would be nice.
I've shoveled all the snow I want to.


Singer wrote:

Caine wrote:


That is indeed it...although I never had it with bacon in it that I recall.
You have to remember that in Italy there is typically more than one course for dinner, I typically followed the Penne al"Arrabiatta with La Cotoletta Alla Milanese (which is a breaded veal cutlet.
Lemon wedges are a MUST), then I'd finish off with Scarmorza (which is a fried cheese - slightly elastic and sharp, but awesome...eat while still hot).

The Italian names certainly make it sound more tasty than just stating you like noodles in chili sauce (goulash), breaded veal cutlets & elastic fried cheese.

The Italian names - in most cases - describe the foods in greater detail.


Penna al'Arrabiatta = The Angry Pens.
Penne pasta is tapered at both ends, like old style pens were, and they are hot (angry).
The few attempts I've tried stateside are fairly lame - they wuss out on the hot pepper and try and make it more bland (which I suppose means they want it to appeal to a wider base of customers).
In Italy, you simply do not eat the eat hot pepper.
You discretely place it to the side.
If you should eat it, plan on paying for it twice (once going in, and once coming out).
Also, amke sure you have bread and water close at hand...if it's made right, you'll need them.

Cotoletta Alla Milanese desribes HOW the veal is breaded.
I've also had it Alla Bolonese, but I prefer the straight breading to the red sauce (sometimes also seen with mozerella cheese melted on).

Scarmorza is just scarmorza.
No neat descriptors there...

x-ray jeff
02-24-2008, 09:55 PM
"Once we're downsized, I'll have to make a decision.
So far, Nursing has an odd appeal.
Probably because I can go ANYWHERE and get a job.
Oddly, I spent 14 years of my life learning how to put holes in people, now I'm considering patching them up.
That decision isn't carved in stone, but it's how I'm leaning at the moment
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Hey Caine, take a look into radiography. 2 years and your in. Train on the job for CT or go a little longer for MRI and you will make nearly as much as the nurses do. Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine take a bit longer, but those jobs pay even more. Not as much demand nationwide for these positions as nursing, but close.










Plus, maybe Webby would let you change your...nevermind ;D



Good luck with whatever you decide to do, I'm sure you will do well.