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Stop the Gravy Train - I want to get off! - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Stop the Gravy Train - I want to get off!
So, what's the best thing to do when you get back from a holiday? Go out and listen to some music of course!

Mostly to support the local scene (how much damage has that attitude caused I wonder?), rather than wallow in next year's brochure it was a quick pit-stop at the Chinese then off to Zombified to see Zombina-and-the-Skeletones and some-other-crap-band. I started off a bit tired but on a coffee-bounce was able to remain perky for the couple of hours I was out. Acapella moment below:



This morning I woke up. Well, I kinda woke up - but am still in a cloudy daze really. Shuffled my way around the Outdoor Show and picked up brochures for Manfrotto Tripods (mmm, camera porn) and Orkney (short break soon I think), then ate some more Chinese in an effort to get some energy together. This has been partly achieved, but I've cried off uberredfraggle's kind arrangement of a pass to a gig in Oxford tonight as I'm not sure I'd last the drive.

Onwards and upwards. Though over lunch I was reminded what I've learned on holiday this year:

  • How I can now differentiate between different types of avalanches, and they all kill you

  • If they don't kill you piss yourself as it's easier for the dogs to find you

  • The "Recco" tags in jackets these days help to "find a dead body" rather than "find a living body" in practice

  • If the oxygen masks drop from the ceiling during the pre-flight checks simply use a bit of parcel tape to hold them up in the ceiling

  • Cabin crew on the ground seem to wear heels. On a safety video I was told "take off high heels before using an escape slide". Should the captain announce "Cabin Crew - Heels for Landing" to help them?

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gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: March 20th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you not like ZATS? I don't think I've ever seen them myself, but loads of people rave about them.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 20th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Post isn't clear - I found the support tedious to the extreme. ZATS I do like - not in a "wow" kind of way, but they're fun to watch.
davefish From: davefish Date: March 20th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cabin crew

Cabin crew on the ground seem to wear heels. On a safety video I was told "take off high heels before using an escape slide". Should the captain announce "Cabin Crew - Heels for Landing" to help them?

They are issued with special shoes. At the same time as the oxygen masks drop a small explosive bolt shears off the heel, instantly transforming them to sensible shoes.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 20th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cabin crew

I should have known that someone on my friends list would be smart enough to have the answer.
thehappygoth From: thehappygoth Date: March 21st, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, you found the support act tedious? They had me in stitches!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 21st, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I came in late, and they were "really not my thing". Each to their own mind - I saw you and the other organisers bouncing around to it :-)
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