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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:26 AM
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Good lord I got torn down the other night
A friend threw a small, impromptu party for me the other night for my recent resignation and kick-off into my business venture. I usually don't drink a lot, but I was in rare form. Took me a day and a half to recover fully. I used to do that stuff quite a bit and I don't know how now. Anyway, we had a good time and we drank irresponsibly responsibly. No one got hurt and no one did any drinking and driving.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:30 AM
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1. Got lit up, did ya?
It's fun to do every once in a while... we did with some couple friends while on vacation at Myrtle Beach (after the kids were asleep of course)...
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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:35 AM
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2. Like a roman candle
I was singing along to AC/DC at one point and playing truck cab confessional at another. :)
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:39 AM
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6. Lord Buckley called it "God's own Drunk"
Jimmy Buffet fans cheer his cover - it's pretty funny!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLYomt_cSZs
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:12 AM
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3. In racing, it's slang for the engine being checked for legality
My dad used to do it for a stock car track - I did it for a season for another one. Lots on the line - money, pride, points, "creative" interpretation of the rulebook. Similar to your deal, I used to keep a pint of Yukon with my tools, to distract the hangers-on while the head wrench and I took care of business.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:49 AM
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8. I can't remember the name of the book,
but it had an archive of some of the all-time great tech inspection swindles and whitewashes from early NASCAR and Trans-AM...Many of them were probably urban legends, but entertaining nonetheless
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:31 AM
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9. Truckers have as many stories
About logbooks, the DOT, and the old ICC rules. My uncle just retired from 30+ years of petroleum hauling - I've heard some stories.......
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:35 AM
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4. I think you had some good fun, my dear Tobin!
And what a nice thing for your friend to do...

Glad you're all recovered now!

:toast:
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:21 PM
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5. I call those "excercising the demons"
And I am due like no other. Seriously due. I mean alcohol of the finest kind. Staggering, laughing, almost falling down, "I did what??" drunk!
It ain't like it used to be, but I find I need at least 1 a year, sometimes 2...this year feels like a 3, if I ever get the chance.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:42 AM
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7. Well, you remember what happened...
so that's a good sign!

:toast:
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