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"The Grass Is Brown Everywhere"

Year's ago I took a job in Texas and when I started work I discovered that I had been "sold" on the job as much as I had been selling myself to the company.

After 2 weeks of discovering how this new job was even worse than my previous one, I returned to the former job (with a big pay increase) and coined the phrase "The Grass Is Brown Everywhere" to explain why I returned.

The acronym TGIBE became my username on many forums and accounts over the years...
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Left 4 Dead

Posted 03-27-2009 at 05:42 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

Another random blog entry after quite a while away from the freak (I still lurk around quite a bit)...

Over the Holiday break this year I got into a multiplayer co-op game from my favorite PC game company ValvE.

Left 4 Dead is very addictive as you and three team members try to escape Zombies and "Special Infecteds" in one of 4 co-op scenarios. Who doesn't like blasting the heads off of agressive hordes of Zombies?

Additionally, you can play the...
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Blade mCX

Posted 11-02-2008 at 08:49 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

Got bored the other day so I ordered a Blade mCX bind-n-fly from ReadyHeli...

Very cool little bird! I am having a blast flying it around the house tormenting our little chihuahua

I am amazed at the stability of this little guy and love using my DX7 as the radio.

I just need to get a couple more battery packs so when the NW rains set in I will have something to fly around indoors.

Cheers,
Allen
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Finally flying again

Posted 10-19-2008 at 01:30 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

Well I am back out flying after taking the summer off for Golf.

I still am amazed at how well the 500 flies. The bird is so responsive and stable. For basic circuit flying like I do the Align 6S batteries last sooo long. I set my timer for 7:30 and never come close to 80% battery burn.

This time of year in the NW the mornings can be cool (40s and 50s) and the wind is usually dead calm until about lunchtime. For me that is about perfect flying weather.

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It has been a while

Posted 09-19-2008 at 05:47 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

It has been quite a while since I have posted to this blog. Actually it has been because I have been very heavily into my first hobby, golf. This season I managed to get in over 60 rounds of golf on nearly 20 courses and drop my handicap down to 7.3. As the golf season winds down it is time to pick up the heli once again and see if I can get some flight time in once again as I mostly had it sit on the bench all summer long

I know, I know.... Summer is when the weather is nice and...
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Finally got some flight time in with the 500

Posted 06-23-2008 at 06:16 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

I can't say enough good things about the 500.

Today I went out to fly and flew 5 packs in my 450 and 5 in my 500. While flying the 450 I was having a bit of trouble with orientation when downrange a ways (I am still just flying circuits).

However, the 500 is another story. I could really see it well even though it was quite a ways downrange. With the 600e landing gear installed I can see it even better than with the stock gear. Also, it handled the wind like it was on...
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