O.K.....What do our men and women do for entertainment ???




 
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Boots
 
October 26th, 2004  
gringo
 

Topic: O.K.....What do our men and women do for entertainment ???


To all our military men and women....

I just thought since I'm new...I'd start with a good controversial topic...this will be entertaining ....hopefully!!

And also would like to say.....I'm Canadian...and very proud of our good men and women who are representing this good country!!!
October 26th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Basically the same as you would do in the civilian world. If you are in garrison, which for a Marine sucks, you get nights off and junk like that and you still get most weekends off. You go and do things like most people: got to the bar, go to a show, got to the bar, go to the gym, got to the bar, and got to the bar.
October 26th, 2004  
gringo
 
So you're a marine?

I'm thinking there should be better things to do beside the bar.....do you have guitar or do you like to write? Read? Gamble? Play games?

Actually where are you from?

How about a little clean practical joke?

My uncle had a practical joke everytime we went to house when we were kids....

He took a tea cup and filled it with water.......and put the handle of the tea cup through the crack of the door ....just above the last hinge......and ask me to grab the tea cup handle from the opposite side of the door....he'd tell me to hold it until he came to the other side.....as he was going to show me that he could magically move the tea cup handle through the bottom hinge....well of course we thought he could do it.....so as were holding this tea cup full of water ......he'd walk away and leave us there holding that stupid cup above the hinge...as kids we knew we'd be in trouble if we let go of that cup so it was up to him how long he wanted us to sit there.....I know sounds corny....but it sure made the rest of the kids laugh their heads off....try that one on your buddies....

There was always something new ...everytime...the dancing hairs....card tricks....

Do you guys have tournaments or play chess....checkers......

Is that kind of life....boring.......... exciting?
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Boots
October 27th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
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October 27th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Yes, that sounds corny and childish, as you get older pranks become different. Also, a lot of guys/gals go and hang at the bar, dance, play pool, watch games. Goin to a bar doesnt mean you have to drink if that is not your thing. We also use to rent trailers on the beach and go down for the weekend and party and play sand volleyball, chase women. i have to admit, we were a very rowdy bunch and we didnt care about what might happen or anythig. We did what we wanted and had fun doinit. To each their own. i will not go into to detail about the things we did, most of them are not good but I had fun anyway.
October 27th, 2004  
gringo
 
Ya it's true .......we do grow up and the games get a little more complicated......but I suppose the bottom line is that nobody gets hurt and it's good for a laugh..And I suppose everyone has their own definition of entertainment...

We've done some pretty stupid things too....Like....racing down paved subdivisions on horseback at midnight (fullmoon) in the fog.....half corked...you know one slip and your toast......but you never think of the consequences....

Playing the stocks have become one of my newest interests......I'm practicing with a game they have on the net....virtual stocks played with real money....It's fun.....although now they want to convert the shares into reals shares on the LSE....and I'm not too sure what to do as in the "game" the virtual stocks you cash in .......you don't have to pay taxes on them ...cause they're virtual shares and when they convert the shares to real....and cash in....you're probably paying around 40% taxes on your gains....so what to do eh? Will it get exposed to more people ...therefore at least a 40% gain??? LOL! Winter months are long here in Canada....

Then there's the world game......who's going to get elected....what direction are they going to lead us in....do I buy a house while the prices are so high and interest rates are so low? Or wait for a possible correction? Is Europe going to be the center place of the world once again....Will the U.S. loose it's power or simply alien itself with Europe (young Lion)? Is it possible that international bankers know what will be before we do?
Who will negotiate the peace treaty between Isreal and their neighbours...(enemies?) ......

Hey....the world is full of entertainment......But if we can keep ourselves as innocent as children, and think like an adult....I believe we are farther ahead than most.
October 29th, 2004  
sunb!
 
 
mostly eating, sleeping and sorting various kits out otherwise having a night cap at a bar or something... When not being in the gym.

Did I forget to mention the gym?
October 29th, 2004  
gringo
 
You guys need some excitement! I joined a gaming club that may help....If you're all surrounded by boredom.....this will pick things up a bit...U.S. soldiers can't join till sometime in the first part of 2005....(closed juristiction)

It's a mix of things .....Internet + relationship marketing + gaming....

Anyone want to have a look? .....It takes a bit to figure it all out....but the concept is brilliant...especially in the SMG. I'll put it in my signature....next post if anyone is interested
October 29th, 2004  
egoz
 
Well a few of my Marine friends got back from Iraq this summer and they spent almost every day convoying around the island on their motorcycles. Of course, that was the best way to get girls at the same time. BTW, that was in Hawaii.
October 29th, 2004  
gringo
 
I truly pray for all the folks in Iraq....It must be insane there.....

Ive never been to paradice...(Hawaii)