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Another noob from Riv Co So Cal

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Formerbiker, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Formerbiker

    Formerbiker Monkey

    Been lurking for a few weeks from Commifornia. Lots of good info here that helped us get started preparing. Have a ham license but haven't been active for a few years due to school and work priorties. Now retired and hope to get back in to it. Thanks to the Admins and owners for a great and informative site. (doesn't hurt to kiss a little butt on the second post [roflmao] )
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  2. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    Hi from SFV. Sorry to hear about you being stuck down here, too.
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Ok, a Ham, as well as a former Biker.... We have both around here.... So, Welcome to the Monkey Tree..... Pick yourself out a branch, and have a look around.... When you get comfortable, and back "On the Air" give me a shout .....
  4. Formerbiker

    Formerbiker Monkey

    Thanks Dm, BT. Appreciate the howdy. Guess Y'all are the official "Monkey Greaters."
    BT, always wanted to visit Alaska but could never quite make it. Is that a 172 in your Avatar? Friend down here was part owner of one. Used to fly with him when ever I could. But alas, he aquired a grand child so the plane was sold.
  5. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    No, not an official monkey greeter, just a fellow inmate of SoCal. Give me a yelp if you need any 'local' info. If I have it, I'll be happy to share it.
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yea, It is.... Belonged to a local Bush Pilot (Steve W.) that was killed in a crash a few years Back, and sold with his company to our Contract Mail Carrier, since.... The Picture was taken by my Friend the Rabbi, (rabi) and I took his picture, so he could show hs wife, that he actually was out here in Bush Alaska, Blessing the Salmon Cannery for Kosher.....
  7. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the Monkey house.... Lots of good folks and information....
  8. Formerbiker

    Formerbiker Monkey

    Born and raised in LA CO. Lived here all my life except for 4 years in the AF. Used to trek to Tommy's on Rampart and Beverly about every other week. I think that is one redeaming thing about So Cal. There is now one in Corona so we don't have to travel so far.
  9. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    That's kind of scary. When I first moved to LA, I lived at 6th & Rampart. I know that Tommys. I now have one not too far away, at Burbank & Laurel Canyon in the Valley.
    I actually thought that fast food peaked with Pup N Taco. It's mostly been downhill from there.
  10. Formerbiker

    Formerbiker Monkey

    Believe it or not, after our wedding rehersal in '76 we caravaned down to Tommy's. Folks thought we were crazy but but we are still married. It was fun. 40 close friends munching on Chili.
  11. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    That does sound like fun. After my wedding (at a chapel on Wilshire), we went to IHoP. It was fun, too, but the manager there didn't look happy to have 30 people come in together. His problem.
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  12. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome to the Monkey tree Formerbiker.
  13. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome. Glad to have you.
    From a couple states north of you
  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome aboard.
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I was a motorcycle courier in Californication for years, and have been all over the state. surfed the waves(knee board) , and worked out on the rings on Santa Monica beach. i still have my body-glove, but it will fit my son now. Welcome to the Simian nation.
  16. Midnightblue72

    Midnightblue72 Monkey+

    LOL, I too live in the Inbred Empire, I'm over by Hemet. Ive been gone for a very long time and have decided to get back into the scene. Welcome to the machine.
  17. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  18. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Welcome to the tree...

    Grew up in SoCal (South Bay), wouldn't go back at gunpoint, now retired one state north. Do understand how some folks like it there though...
  19. Midnightblue72

    Midnightblue72 Monkey+

    I hate it with a passion now. Moved here in 78 and watched it go downhill for decades. Planning on Prescott Arizona for my base of operations within the, oh, I duunno, 3 years, 11 months and 7 days. Not that Im counting. My 31 year career will be over and my life will begin.
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