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Whiskey, Wires, and Women

The server has landed: now the HFMD has two computers: my notebook and a backup server permanently connected to the net and always on. I've been buzzing since 7:30 AM when the coffee pot started automatically and the server launched my mail client, checked the mail, and played a list of very loud songs designed to get my sorry butt out of bed.

A piece of advice: if you've had far too much good bourbon the night before and woken up in a bit of emotional turmoil anyway, do not turn on Mary Chapin Carpenter's Stones in the Road. It's a guaranteed one-way trip to depression central. The only cure? A bit of Jimmy Buffett and a strong margarita. Hey, it's past five in England, I consider myself to be drinking with old friends.

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Soooo lets get this straight. Once it's passed midday for you drinking is fine cause you're having a beer with me or someone else over here. Meanwhile when the landlord is turfing me out of the pub at 11:30 I can reassure him that for my drinking buddy in NY and I it's 6:30? M
If necessary to start three hours earlier than your friends in England, you can always have one (or two) for those of us in Yemen. As an American stationed in a dry Muslim country I must say that it may even be your duty to have a drink in the morning for us.
If necessary to start three hours earlier than your friends in England, you can always have one (or two) for those of us in Yemen. As an American stationed in a dry Muslim country I must say that it may even be your duty to have a drink in the morning for us.
And never has a duty been assumed with more enthusiasm. To you and your noble comrades, Mr. Hogan!

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