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Top 10 Fighter Pilot Slang
Mind – I had a few foreign exchange guys in my squadrons over the years, Germans, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Dutch, Italians, and even a few Canadians and Brits.  Chief the Marine doesn’t count. They all spoke English fluently (except for the Brits and Canadians), but down to the last guy they always had the hardest times with our slang. Cookie, our one German pilot, was the exception who actually had a Texas accent.  Below are just a few of the ridiculous bouts of verbiage to close out the slang week. In all seriousness though, remember a kind word is usually all it ever takes to turn a bad situation around. So be kind, be funny friends.
10. WTFO? – What the F**k Over? As in why are you doing that?
9. Let’s push – Time to leave.
8. Hit it – Let’s start doing X activity.
7. Get your shit together – Perform better.
6. Hornier than a 2 pecker goat – Really horny, as in 4 horns.
5. Pull you head out – Hurry up and figure out what is going on.
4. Easier than clubbing baby seals – The bad guys aren’t even putting up a fight.
3. Screwing the pooch – Totally wrong and messed up.
2. Cranium – As in your head, don’t ever say head without expecting pilots to burst into song.
1. Did I tell you I was a fighter pilot? Not really slang, just the favorite thing a fighter pilot likes to say.
COMING SOON …Ask a fighter pilot.  Great idea by Heather.  Ask those questions you have been dying to get answers for.  Like why do WSOs always wear floppy shoes? Or why do you always pick on DEZ and Bullet so much?
Body – Power
15-10-5 reps of
Kipping pull-ups DEMO http://youtu.be/-cTAJnIGm6c
Flight Leads
1. Thrusters
2. Kipping pullups
1. Thrusters
2. Kipping pullups
3. 5 minutes rest
1. Deadlift
2. Push Press
Weapons Instructor Course
Poopy Pants courtesy of the Horsemen
1. Thrusters
2. Kipping pullups
3. 5 minutes rest
1. Deadlift
2. Push Press
3. 5 minutes rest
5 rounds of
30 seconds Jingle Jangles DEMO http://youtu.be/uLFF_jMOEPw
30 seconds of rest
Recipe of the Day 
Chicken-Apricot Skewers
By Susan Spungen Bon Apetit August 2012
Photo by Christopher Baker
3/4 cup canned light unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
2 teaspoons (packed) light brown sugar
2 garlic cloves
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning
1/4 cup (loosely packed) cilantro leaves plus sprigs for garnish
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped jalapeño (about 1 large; with seeds for more heat)
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into twenty-four 1″ chunks
12 firm ripe small apricots, halved, pitted
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
Lime wedges
1.  Purée first 6 ingredients and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth. Add 1/4 cup cilantro leaves and jalapeño and blend briefly to combine. Transfer 1/2 cup marinade to a small bowl; cover and chill for serving (return to room temperature before using). Place remaining marinade in a resealable plastic bag; add chicken, seal bag, and turn to coat. Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight (the longer it marinates, the more flavorful it will be).
2.  Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to high. Holding 2 skewers parallel to each other and 1/2″ apart, thread 1 piece of chicken onto skewers, then 1 apricot half. Repeat with 1 more chicken piece and 1 more apricot half (using 2 skewers helps hold the meat and fruit together, preventing them from twirling around when skewers are turned on the grill). Repeat with remaining skewers, chicken, and apricots for a total of 12, each holding 2 pieces of chicken and 2 apricot halves. Season with salt and pepper. Brush apricots with some marinade from bag; discard remaining marinade.
3.  Grill skewers on one side until chicken is well browned, 3-4 minutes. Turn and grill until other side is well browned, 3-4 minutes longer. Move to a cooler part of grill. Cover grill and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a serving platter; sprinkle with cilantro sprigs and peanuts and drizzle with reserved marinade. Serve with lime wedges alongside for squeezing over.
Lisa rates it a U for USAT due to having to light the grill in pouring down rain.
Spirit – Mathew 18 21-22 “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
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