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Old 29-03-2012, 22:27   #76
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Great thing about posting late is i get to comment on everything that came B4. I grew up In Mountain Ranch California near San Andreas, where My first Job was at age 9 working At the Aardvark Garden Center (Family Business). Learned to Ski at Bear Valley wearing jeans and a t-shirt on that lovely sierra cement, you learn not to fall really quick on that stuff. Age 11 for a few or so years later was a missionary in El Rosario and augmented my income working for friends of the family for 20 peso's a day or free diving and fishing at Punta Baja. Next line of work was Volunteering for soup kitchens and food banks till I was split between High school and collage so focused on doing that to make sure I completed high school on time since I wasn't in school for 5th-10th grade. Tried going to Vocational Rehab after high school but they couldn't train me due to poor health. So I got a job in security and that ended in a heart attack. Did valet Parking that ended in multiple rounds of pneumonia and bronchitis that ended that job. Few years later got a job moving cars off the dock in saint johns, oregon, that job ended when I wore myself down to the point I would have multiple respiratory problems during the day where i could easily breath but wasn't getting enough oxygen and blacking out allot. So now I'm watching my grandma in the mornings to make sure she does ok till she wakes up and starts acting normal and doing odd jobs for family up here making about $80-$140 for gas and food a month.


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Old 29-03-2012, 22:28   #77
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Astrid,

What was your take on HBO's portrayal of Temple Grandin?
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Old 29-03-2012, 22:33   #78
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Specialty Vehicle Sales. If its weird and on the highway chances are I've been there.
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Old 29-03-2012, 23:24   #79
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What was your take on HBO's portrayal of Temple Grandin?
I thought it was a very good portrayal by Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin, being one of my professors, was quite an influence during my studies at Fort Collins. She is a most extraordinary woman.
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autobody slave
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college student/ liquor & cigarette seller and sandwich maker (chose a career that didn't pay)
autobody shop manager ($$$)
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cruiser/ lazy ass writer / bikini waxer to the stars ( work is slow right now)
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I thought it was a very good portrayal by Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin, being one of my professors, was quite an influence during my studies at Fort Collins. She is a most extraordinary woman.
She really is. I had no idea she was your prof. Like I have said, you just continue to impress me. Lets see.....

Celestial nav skills at age 10
Sail from Iceland to BC
Pilot/owner of a tail dragger w/float endorsement
Mentored under Dr. Grandin
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

I think this is just the tip of the iceberg.

I can't claim tutorial-ship from a class act such as Dr. Grandin, but rather Paul Leyda for Celestial Navigation, and he is an instructor at CMA due to a "mishap" in a harbor. Note the ship in the background, that was the 2nd Golden Bear I trained on. I was in the very lucky class that for our Freshman cruise aboard the old steam turbine Golden Bear, then Senior year aboard the diesel Golden Bear.
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Department of Conservation, NZ. Hence the dream is still 2 years away!
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Old 30-03-2012, 00:02   #83
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US Army mechanic, Taxi Driver, Chimney sweep, fireplace installer, Hearth shop owner, diesel mechanic, Harley Mechanic, Railroad section mechanic, Welder, Sales Reptile, and ATM cash dispenser. (Had to give up the ATM cash dispensing gig on account of claustrophobia)
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I thought the question was what do you do for a living (now on the boat.) and not list a resume of job titles, but I went back and re-read it again... list jobs prior... I see... well...

I have to say it's classified. I could tell you but I'd have to kill you.
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I was born with f*ck all and still have most of it left.
Grew up on a farm, failed at school so went into farming, eventually moved sideways into fresh produce procurement and agronomy, saw the light, became a partner in an aircraft maint and restoration company, left after I found my partner embezzling the tax man, started up on my own in agricultural engineering, business colapsed after the foot and mouth crisis of 2001 and ive bummed about ever since.

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I thought the question was what do you do for a living (now on the boat.) and not list a resume of job titles, but I went back and re-read it again... list jobs prior... I see... well...

I have to say it's classified. I could tell you but I'd have to kill you.
Oh - prior jobs...

Paper Boy - 2 routes + streetcorner hawker (Herald! Late Extra!) Love the old ladies in RACV (US = AAA) dispatch. Sat on their lap, gave em a women's weekly and they tipped like I was a pole dancer...
Lighting technician - victoria ballet & others...
Restaurant career - dishwasher, veggie chopper, salad chef, grill, banquet (300 meals in 5 minutes) Wrong side of the kitchen door on New Years... Kowing how to cook a lady dinner still impresses em...
K-Mart - sporting goods - repacked 80 pair of roller skates a day - bastard kids thoughtit was a playground, parents thought it was a daycare center
Pizza Hut - Cook then Manager, before they counted the beer in the kegs. Closing up with 2 waitresses was a dream job...
Sailplane Mechanic - lived in a cab over camper in Hemet Ca. For 18 months. Bacardi 151 and an open fire pit. Woke up next to the pit too much
Aircraft Mechanic - Convair 240 delivering newspapers to Airzona - engine run up consumed 90 gallons of avgas. 60 for the airplane and 15 each for my chevelle and my boss's cadillac - what gas crisis?
DC9 Assembler - flight test prep for new MD80's outta long beach
Jet Engine guru - what I do now that I am all grown up...
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