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    For me it was probably drinking as a 13/14 year in some very public places in Germany (Train Stations, small cafes, etc.).

    For the Germans it wasn’t a big deal but as the son of a serviceman there it was if the Military Police (Or perhaps worse my dad) ever caught you. I very clearly remember being mid drink at a Cafe once when a MP walked past. My friend and I bolted out the back before he returned and ran straight down to the train station. Just as the train doors were shutting a few minutes later we saw three sets of MP boots coming down the steps.

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    When I was studying abroad in London I took a flight to visit some family friends in Basil, Switzerland. I was about one of five people on the British Air flight that went direct to Switzerland. Probably about a 1 and a half hour flight. Well I ended up passing the time speaking to the flight attendant most of the way and he had the drinks cart with him so I got absolutely obliterated on the plane. Getting off I had to go thru customs just sloshed. I still remember the look of amusement/disdain from the passport control officer as I side stepped up to the counter and could barely get the words here to visit friends out while speaking to him. Knowing me I’m surprised I kept it together. Could’ve been an awful mess if I decided to make a joke.

    I don’t know if that’s that bad but it’s a great memory.

    2nd one would be I was at Blarneys at the U and my cousin thought it would be funny to get me shots… I can drink just fine but the speed of taking a shot causes a violent chain reaction to occur where I hurl. Got the first one down but the second…yeah that wasn’t good. What made it worse was that the toilets are in the basement and I made it halfway down before vomiting all over this gorgeous girl on her way up. I wasn’t done so I just yelled sorry as I continued running towards the bathroom. I didn’t see her but my cousin said she was covered from the waist down.

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    I didn’t drink in H.S. after I attended a few parties in 10th grade (long story) but after the state track tournament my senior year I had a party at my house while my parents were out of town. 2 kegs of the Bull later and there was some major cleanup to do once everyone but 2 friends left. We thought we had the whole house cleaned. A day after my parents were home I discovered that one of the shelves on this glass shelving case they had was still completely soaked by I assume beer. It was loaded with trinkets from traveling, so I had to wait until mom and dad were not around to clear it all up and dry everything off. They never knew of the party until I divulged it many years later.

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    My best stories have not be declassified yet so I will share this one because it was neat at the time and knowing what I know now it probably would have been a big deal had we been caught then.

    1996 State HS tourney. We stayed at Embassy Suites downtown St Paul. Same hotel as Duluth East. After the Apple Valley game, the whole place was out on the railings around the atrium or whatever it is and clapped when the team got back to the hotel.

    Well, they didn’t waste time getting their drink on after losing. We ended up in a room with most of the team and I won’t drop names, but there was quite a bit of bitching about a certain player by his line mates. Besides the MSHSL rules, my parents would have killed me had I gotten caught.

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    My best stories have not be declassified yet so I will share this one :

    My brother and I used to do WWE (we’d choreograph, like the pros do) in our living room. Piledrivers on the couch (cushions, so SAFETY! Right? ….right?), Sharpshooters, etc.

    He ended up powerbombing me on the coffee table, absolutely destroying it.

    Tripped and fell was the official story. Whoops. Parents bought it, though. It was plausible.

    Bonus, once my aunt thought that the Texas Cloverleaf was BS. She voluntarily offered to be put in one. She was wrong.

    For the uninformed, here’s how to do it, and yes, it hurts:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4W6fA8VGVw

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    What do you mean, ‘choreograph’?

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    Composer wrote:


    What do you mean, ‘choreograph’?

    Like in the video I posted, you walk through the moves, so you know what each other is going to do. Do that a couple times for a “match” then you go full speed.

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      YoungEagle wrote:


      When I was studying abroad in London I took a flight to visit some family friends in Basil, Switzerland. I was about one of five people on the British Air flight that went direct to Switzerland. Probably about a 1 and a half hour flight. Well I ended up passing the time speaking to the flight attendant most of the way and he had the drinks cart with him so I got absolutely obliterated on the plane. Getting off I had to go thru customs just sloshed. I still remember the look of amusement/disdain from the passport control officer as I side stepped up to the counter and could barely get the words here to visit friends out while speaking to him. Knowing me I’m surprised I kept it together. Could’ve been an awful mess if I decided to make a joke.

      I don’t know if that’s that bad but it’s a great memory.

      2nd one would be I was at Blarneys at the U and my cousin thought it would be funny to get me shots… I can drink just fine but the speed of taking a shot causes a violent chain reaction to occur where I hurl. Got the first one down but the second…yeah that wasn’t good. What made it worse was that the toilets are in the basement and I made it halfway down before vomiting all over this gorgeous girl on her way up. I wasn’t done so I just yelled sorry as I continued running towards the bathroom. I didn’t see her but my cousin said she was covered from the waist down.

      And now that woman is my wife

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      The Rube wrote:


      Composer wrote:


      What do you mean, ‘choreograph’?

      Like in the video I posted, you walk through the moves, so you know what each other is going to do. Do that a couple times for a “match” then you go full speed.


      Seems like a joke went right over your head there 😉

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      MATT wrote:


      The Rube wrote:


      Composer wrote:


      What do you mean, ‘choreograph’?

      Like in the video I posted, you walk through the moves, so you know what each other is going to do. Do that a couple times for a “match” then you go full speed.


      Seems like a joke went right over your head there 😉


      Probably pretty quickly, too, as there’s not much to slow it down up there… :mrhappy:

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        What’s your favorite color?

        Mine is soft baby duck yellow.

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        You DO mean other than maroon and gold, right?

        plaid :mrgreen:

        seriously though, it’s blue

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        Kelly Red wrote:


        What’s your favorite color?

        Mine is soft baby duck yellow.


        Purple

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        Kelly Red wrote:


        What’s your favorite color?

        Mine is soft baby duck yellow.

        Orange.

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        Kelly Red wrote:


        What’s your favorite color?

        Mine is soft baby duck yellow.

        Be prepared most guys only use one-word descriptions for colors. Many of use read your favorite color as “yellow:”

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          MNNavy wrote:


          You DO mean other than maroon and gold, right?

          plaid :mrgreen:

          seriously though, it’s blue

          Then you must have loved the maroon and gold plaid Elmer Fudd hats they gave out a few years ago! Very stylish.

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          Not red

          Not green

          :lol:

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          Besides maroon and gold….

          Purple.

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            Bertogliat wrote:


            Kelly Red wrote:


            What’s your favorite color?

            Mine is soft baby duck yellow.

            Be prepared most guys only use one-word descriptions for colors. Many of use read your favorite color as “yellow:”

            :biggrin2: Oh I’m aware. But there are nuances, give it a try.

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            Greyeagle wrote:


            Not red

            Not green

            :lol:

            You sir, are some one who has good taste.😉

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            Blue.

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            For me a really bold blue

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            Navy Blue. Thinking like Blue Angels paint scheme.

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            Midnight Blue

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            All my schools growing up were red and since MN didn’t have an NHL team my favorite team was the Red Wings… :/

            I plead the fifth.

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            All my schools growing up were red and since MN didn’t have an NHL team my favorite team was the Red Wings… :/

            I plead the fifth.

            Better dead than…..

            And then my kid went to BSM. :dope:

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              george wrote:


              Bonin21 wrote:


              All my schools growing up were red and since MN didn’t have an NHL team my favorite team was the Red Wings… :/

              I plead the fifth.

              Better dead than…..

              And then my kid went to BSM. :dope:

              He didn’t pay the tuition himself… :biggrin2:

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              No but the public school wore………green.

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              GopherPete wrote:


              george wrote:


              Bonin21 wrote:


              All my schools growing up were red and since MN didn’t have an NHL team my favorite team was the Red Wings… :/

              I plead the fifth.

              Better dead than…..

              And then my kid went to BSM. :dope:

              He didn’t pay the tuition himself… :biggrin2:

              No $!?#!

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              george wrote:


              Bonin21 wrote:


              All my schools growing up were red and since MN didn’t have an NHL team my favorite team was the Red Wings… :/

              I plead the fifth.

              Better dead than…..

              And then my kid went to BSM. :dope:

              Plus the added bonus of tOSU fight song. 😇

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              Favourite colour is the Mediterranean. That blue colour is gorgeous.

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              Midnight blue, forest green, Kelly green.

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              The Rube wrote:


              Midnight blue, forest green, Kelly green.

              I’m sorry…. Kelly Green? I don’t know that I can ever talk with you again, liking that particular shade of green. There’s only one person I can, and he’s the definition of “The exception that proves the rule”

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                I’m not going to fault an Irish person for liking kelly green.

                I also like that shade of green, but on a hockey jersey it must be accompanied by yellow.

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                The question was fave color….not on a jersey….Just saying. :D

                But Kelly green on a jersey is also cool.

                And being old, I forgot black. I love the color black almost as much as a goth person. Not quite, but close.

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                Karlsson wrote:


                I’m not going to fault an Irish person for liking kelly green.

                I also like that shade of green, but on a hockey jersey it must be accompanied by yellow.

                … hmmmmm… you may have a point here

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                This might get me banned but I really like the Michigan blue & yellow (maize)

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                Zwak wrote:


                This might get me banned but I really like the Michigan blue & yellow (maize)

                https://media.giphy.com/media/H99r2HtnYs492/giphy.gif" />

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                  Zwak wrote:


                  This might get me banned but I really like the Michigan blue & yellow (maize)

                  I love the Bears color combo.

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                  Karlsson wrote:


                  Zwak wrote:


                  This might get me banned but I really like the Michigan blue & yellow (maize)

                  I love the Bears color combo.

                  That one is good. I can accept that.

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                  The Rube wrote:


                  Zwak wrote:


                  This might get me banned but I really like the Michigan blue & yellow (maize)

                  https://media.giphy.com/media/H99r2HtnYs492/giphy.gif" />

                  This coming from a guy who likes kelly green and black…..😆

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                  Cowgirl wrote:


                  The Rube wrote:


                  Zwak wrote:


                  This might get me banned but I really like the Michigan blue & yellow (maize)

                  https://media.giphy.com/media/H99r2HtnYs492/giphy.gif" />

                  This coming from a guy who likes kelly green and black…..😆

                  Not together!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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                  The Rube wrote:


                  Zwak wrote:


                  This might get me banned but I really like the Michigan blue & yellow (maize)

                  https://media.giphy.com/media/H99r2HtnYs492/giphy.gif" />

                  NOOOOOO!!!!!!!

                  If you ban Zwak, who’s going to provide us with our daily dose of trivia?

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                  Boy we are going nuts at home huh?

                  I can’t say I have ever had a “favorite” color. I have always liked color schemes. Even though EGF looked like a Christmas tree back when I played there, I like red, white and green. They have muted the red a lot since then, which is fine I guess, but I liked that. I always have liked black/orange. I do like maroon and gold, but the high school my kid will be going to is crimson and Florida State gold….so gross. I can’t bring myself to buy any hat or shirt or anything.

                  When my kids have asked me this question though, they don’t let me get away with schemes so I say red. In high school, I had a pair of Nike all-red turf shoes that I wore EVERYWHERE….loved those shoes.

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                    What is your favorite smell?

                    I love the smell of baking bread. Just regular bread.

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                    The aroma in the kitchen when I’m brewing beer.

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                    Beach is pretty darn good

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                    Kelly Red wrote:


                    What is your favorite smell?

                    I love the smell of baking bread. Just regular bread.

                    Hockey rink

                    Runner up: outboard motor

                    3rd place: Outdoors immediately after a summer storm

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                    Early summer mornings, just as the sun is coming up.

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                    wood smoke, with freshly baked bread being a close second.

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                    Lilacs blooming in the spring.

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                    Hyacinths

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                      Napalm in the morning.

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                      I cooked some bacon to put in my eggs this morning. That smelled pretty damn good. :)

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                      Bertogliat wrote:


                      Kelly Red wrote:


                      What is your favorite smell?

                      I love the smell of baking bread. Just regular bread.

                      Hockey rink

                      Runner up: outboard motor

                      3rd place: Outdoors immediately after a summer storm


                      Jeez, we are very close here. To qualify hockey rink, like walking into Mariucci or like Scheels in Fargo. Popcorn, candied almonds, etc. Not musty old nutcup smell you get in a youth arena.

                      Outboard or Diesel engine…growing up smelling a Diesel engine at a truck stop at night is a fond memory of riding with my Dad in his semi.

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                      Rain.

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                        gopherguy06 wrote:


                        Napalm in the morning.

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                        I love the smell of Cinnabon at the mall.

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                          Freshly mown lawn.

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                          Bertogliat wrote:


                          Kelly Red wrote:


                          What is your favorite smell?

                          I love the smell of baking bread. Just regular bread.

                          Hockey rink

                          Runner up: outboard motor

                          3rd place: Outdoors immediately after a summer storm

                          Yes. All of those are great! I prefer 2 stroke engines.

                          Favourite sound is the loon call. Always loved that sound.

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                          Campfire. Second would be the cool Fall air up in Bayfield WI.

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                          Fresh cut hay.

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                          MNGophers29 wrote:


                          Bertogliat wrote:


                          Kelly Red wrote:


                          What is your favorite smell?

                          I love the smell of baking bread. Just regular bread.

                          Hockey rink

                          Runner up: outboard motor

                          3rd place: Outdoors immediately after a summer storm


                          Jeez, we are very close here. To qualify hockey rink, like walking into Mariucci or like Scheels in Fargo. Popcorn, candied almonds, etc. Not musty old nutcup smell you get in a youth arena.

                          Outboard or Diesel engine…growing up smelling a Diesel engine at a truck stop at night is a fond memory of riding with my Dad in his semi.

                          For me, nothing better than walking into a city hockey rink first thing in the morning. I don’t know what it is. The smell of the actual ice, combined with the rubber flooring, etc. Love it.

                          And I also have fond memories of diesel engines. My dad was a firefighter when I was growing up and I would go with him to calls. I’d stay back at the fire department while they went on the calls. The smell of the place after the trucks left is something I’ll never forget.

                          But the smell of outboard motors (yes, 2 cycle YE) as they warm up just before leaving to go fishing is calming and exciting at the same time. Hard to explain.

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                          Bertogliat wrote:


                          MNGophers29 wrote:


                          Bertogliat wrote:


                          Kelly Red wrote:


                          What is your favorite smell?

                          I love the smell of baking bread. Just regular bread.

                          Hockey rink

                          Runner up: outboard motor

                          3rd place: Outdoors immediately after a summer storm


                          Jeez, we are very close here. To qualify hockey rink, like walking into Mariucci or like Scheels in Fargo. Popcorn, candied almonds, etc. Not musty old nutcup smell you get in a youth arena.

                          Outboard or Diesel engine…growing up smelling a Diesel engine at a truck stop at night is a fond memory of riding with my Dad in his semi.

                          For me, nothing better than walking into a city hockey rink first thing in the morning. I don’t know what it is. The smell of the actual ice, combined with the rubber flooring, etc. Love it.

                          And I also have fond memories of diesel engines. My dad was a firefighter when I was growing up and I would go with him to calls. I’d stay back at the fire department while they went on the calls. The smell of the place after the trucks left is something I’ll never forget.

                          But the smell of outboard motors (yes, 2 cycle YE) as they warm up just before leaving to go fishing is calming and exciting at the same time. Hard to explain.


                          Along the same lines as smells of outboard motors is sounds, I love waking up at the lake to an outboard motor way off in the distance on a quiet morning that is getting closer.

                          I remember when I first bought our cabin, I was working up there during the middle of the week and I was outside at 8am. No other lake traffic or neighbors around and I hear that far off noise. I just grabbed a chair and sat down until the boat drove past. Boy I can’t wait for that again this spring.

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                          MNGophers29 wrote:


                          Bertogliat wrote:


                          MNGophers29 wrote:


                          Bertogliat wrote:


                          Kelly Red wrote:


                          What is your favorite smell?

                          I love the smell of baking bread. Just regular bread.

                          Hockey rink

                          Runner up: outboard motor

                          3rd place: Outdoors immediately after a summer storm


                          Jeez, we are very close here. To qualify hockey rink, like walking into Mariucci or like Scheels in Fargo. Popcorn, candied almonds, etc. Not musty old nutcup smell you get in a youth arena.

                          Outboard or Diesel engine…growing up smelling a Diesel engine at a truck stop at night is a fond memory of riding with my Dad in his semi.

                          For me, nothing better than walking into a city hockey rink first thing in the morning. I don’t know what it is. The smell of the actual ice, combined with the rubber flooring, etc. Love it.

                          And I also have fond memories of diesel engines. My dad was a firefighter when I was growing up and I would go with him to calls. I’d stay back at the fire department while they went on the calls. The smell of the place after the trucks left is something I’ll never forget.

                          But the smell of outboard motors (yes, 2 cycle YE) as they warm up just before leaving to go fishing is calming and exciting at the same time. Hard to explain.


                          Along the same lines as smells of outboard motors is sounds, I love waking up at the lake to an outboard motor way off in the distance on a quiet morning that is getting closer.

                          I remember when I first bought our cabin, I was working up there during the middle of the week and I was outside at 8am. No other lake traffic or neighbors around and I hear that far off noise. I just grabbed a chair and sat down until the boat drove past. Boy I can’t wait for that again this spring.

                          Be careful when you use the words ‘my cabin’ somehow GE always thinks they’re his.

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                          OK, this could get interesting…What’s the worst thing you’ve ever gotten away with?

                          My best friend had a massive crush on a guy in college. I slept with him for 3 months!!


                          Oh boy, here goes. About 20 years ago, I was pulled over and arrested for DUI in a neighboring state. I went to court, pleaded guilty and wrote a check for $500 for the court fees. The paperwork got lost and it never went on my driving record. I’ve never driven intoxicated since that night.

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                          Several years ago I was pulled over for speeding on my way to work when I lived in western WI. I had accelerated out of a 35mph small residential area, probably to 60-65 mph or so; it was on a rural farmland road with no marked speed after the slow zone (having lived in MN my whole life before that point I assumed it was 55mph). I was driving my firebird, and I am 100% certain the cop was not actually checking radar because he had just turned a corner when his lights came on. There was another car just like mine in the area that must have gotten in trouble often because we were pulled over another time and the cop was obviously surprised when he saw who the driver was.

                          Anyways, he wrote me for doing 55 in a 45 mph road (which is what he said the unmarked rural roads were).

                          That same day on my way home from work a brand spanking new 55mph sign had been installed after the speed zone!

                          I got a call a few weeks later on my birthday, the cop said he didn’t know they were adding the signs and since he wrote it for 55 could no longer charge me. It was dropped, and that has still been my only “speeding ticket”.

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                          Napalm in the morning.

                          Dammit!!

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                          What is your favorite smell?

                          I love the smell of baking bread. Just regular bread.

                          My own farts. (Oh, come on, someone had to say it!)

                          Probably campfire, although a freshly mowed lawn is up there.

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                            Kelly Red wrote:


                            What is your favorite smell?

                            I love the smell of baking bread. Just regular bread.

                            My own farts. (Oh, come on, someone had to say it!)

                            Probably campfire, although a freshly mowed lawn is up there.

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                              Favorite car? One you’ve owned? One you’ve dreamed of owning? Answer up to you.

                              I’ve always wanted an MG Midget, British Racing Green. I know they run like crap, that’s not part of the dream :wink:

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                              Favorite car I’ve owned is my current ’14 Acura TSX. Way to much fun to drive.

                              If my budget was unlimited I could easily see myself behind the wheel of an Aston Martin.

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                              I drive a stick shift Subaru Legacy right now. Love the AWD and the manual. Fun little thing to drive. Next car probably something fun like a Golf R or a Wrx.

                              Dream car would have to be the Lancia Stratos or the Ferrari F40. I’ve always loved Italian cars.

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                              1970 Jaguar E Type Roadster

                              or

                              1967 Camero SS

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