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post Oct 1 2006, 01:05 AM
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... keep him and his wife Yolanda in your thoughts and prayers. I don't think they got a direct hit, but it's ugly all the same.

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Chris and Yolanda live in Olongapo, which is a little west of Manila on this map above.

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post Oct 1 2006, 04:53 PM
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However, I would need to dispute your "don't know how to drive" claim. Frankly, our problem is that most of you Americans respect the speed limit and we're simply trying to pass you! laugh.gif

Reminds me of the 80-year old snowbird living in Miami:

To celebrate his 80th birthday, he bought a Corvette. Once out on the highway, he put the "pedal to the metal" and soon had it up to 120 mph. Looking in the mirror, he spotted the flashing blues of the Florida Highway Patrol. After briefly entertaining thoughts of out-running the cop, he thought better of it and pulled over.

The trooper, after asking for his licence, insurance, etc. said "Sir, it's Friday afternoon and I don't really want to go through the cr*p of writing a citation. If you can give me a reason for speeding that I haven't heard before, you're on your way."

The old guy thought for a second and said, "Years ago, my wife ran away with a member of the FHP. I was afraid you were bringing her back."

"Have a nice day" said the trooper.

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post Oct 1 2006, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE(jkp @ Oct 1 2006, 05:53 PM)
... "Years ago, my wife ran away with a member of the FHP. I was afraid you were bringing her back." ...

FHP = Florida Highway Patrol

Now I get the joke! laugh.gif

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vtel57   Typhoon Xangsane Hits Near Chrisretusn...   Oct 1 2006, 01:05 AM
vtel57   Right after posting this here and at the Cabin, I ...   Oct 1 2006, 01:08 AM
Ximinez   Yes it is! Thanx for keeping us posted, Eric....   Oct 1 2006, 02:11 AM
chrisretusn   Hi all, All is well here in Olongapo anyway. We l...   Oct 1 2006, 03:08 AM
Ximinez   Phew! I gotta say that I can't imagine wha...   Oct 1 2006, 01:49 PM
vtel57   Well, Chris has it worse than I do. I only have to...   Oct 1 2006, 03:46 PM
Ximinez   LOL! For those of you who don't know what...   Oct 1 2006, 04:20 PM
vtel57   Actually, in my experience, it's not the Can...   Oct 1 2006, 06:50 PM
Ximinez   Well, that makes me feel better. However, I still...   Oct 1 2006, 08:09 PM
chrisretusn   Yup, Pinatubo is about 40km north of us. I was in...   Oct 2 2006, 07:37 PM
jkp   Reminds me of the 80-year old snowbird living in ...   Oct 1 2006, 04:53 PM
Ximinez   FHP = Florida Highway Patrol Now I get the joke...   Oct 1 2006, 08:12 PM
Texfisk   You want to see bad driving, Come to California. T...   Oct 1 2006, 04:59 PM
vtel57   Earthquakes too? What FUN! Couldn't you ha...   Oct 2 2006, 11:21 PM
chrisretusn   Detroit? No thanks I feel much, much safer here in...   Oct 3 2006, 03:04 AM
vtel57   More beer! :lol:   Oct 3 2006, 09:26 PM
DisguisedRose   That's like So. CA, though there are occasion...   Oct 4 2006, 10:43 AM
Ximinez   "Be careful what you ask for ..." :lol:   Oct 4 2006, 12:04 PM
DisguisedRose   That was more of an observation than a request. ...   Oct 4 2006, 12:15 PM
Ximinez   Sorry, Rose. I didn't mean to be glib. :blush...   Oct 4 2006, 03:05 PM
DisguisedRose   I didn't see it that way at all, Ximinez. Pl...   Oct 4 2006, 03:37 PM
chrisretusn   Key words...."if you've survived". ...   Oct 4 2006, 12:45 PM
DisguisedRose   That's the biggie, alright. Otherwise, earth...   Oct 4 2006, 01:10 PM
chrisretusn   Yeah, if they run out of beer then it's time t...   Oct 3 2006, 09:54 PM

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