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by Kalatin
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)
Replies: 54
Views: 16375

Re: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)

Lyne was one of the first divers who reached out to me when I was hot mess of a new diver. The more I warned her what a mess I was, the more she insisted that we dive. It wasn't out of duty, or concern, or pity, but out of a sheer joy of diving with new divers and showing them a world that she knew ...
by Kalatin
Tue May 20, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Wacky Wednesday West – 05/21/14
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Wacky Wednesday West – 05/21/14

I am planning on coming for both dives. My dive light is charging and I am so antsy it is ridiculous. I need a buddy, but I don't bite.
by Kalatin
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Help finding a house?
Replies: 10
Views: 2121

Re: Help finding a house?

Kate! You're coming back! Is there any possibility we might be able to go diving again? And maybe not lose the current line this time? Lynne, on the top of my to-do list when I get back to Washington is to go diving with you without losing the current line OR bursting my ear drum. We should be on t...
by Kalatin
Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Help finding a house?
Replies: 10
Views: 2121

Help finding a house?

Hi. So, the Army has answered my repeated pleas and is finally sending us back to Washington. It will be almost four years to the day since I was left Steilacoom, kicking and screaming, for the wasteland of central Louisiana. Since then, we have lived in Louisiana (think True Blood, but more redneck...
by Kalatin
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Team Diving
Topic: Team diving in the Florida Panhandle
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Team diving in the Florida Panhandle

NW Dive Club magic strikes again. Turns out all I needed was Sounder (I can't believe I just said that) and Facebook to make it happen. The gear gets dropped off tomorrow and will hopefully be back in the water in just a few weeks. Now I am off to the garage to fondle dive gear.
by Kalatin
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Team Diving
Topic: Team diving in the Florida Panhandle
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Team diving in the Florida Panhandle

No cavern, but once I get comfortable again I hear that Marianna is only an hour or so down the road and the temptation may be too much to resist.
by Kalatin
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Team Diving
Topic: Team diving in the Florida Panhandle
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Team diving in the Florida Panhandle

Well, after almost three years of producing (very cute) children, I am dusting off the dive gear and getting back in the water. Being risk averse with two small people at home, I can't imagine doing so without getting a good dive refresher. Does anyone have any recommendations on instructors in the ...
by Kalatin
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How addicted are you to NWDC ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: How addicted are you to NWDC ?

I live in the mountains a solid 9 hours from the nearest dive site. I haven't been diving in a year and a half. I spend most of my time cleaning up toys, wiping up drool, or using the googles to find out how to get an infant to sleep through the night. Yet, I can tell you what dives people are doing...
by Kalatin
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Congratulations to Sockmonkey!
Replies: 36
Views: 1925

Re: Congratulations to Sockmonkey!

Congrats Eric! What a lucky baby Max is! Don't let Doug scare you. Mornings aren't that bad. I got a big kiss from a little person that smells like pancakes, I used my superhuman parent power to fix a bumped noggin, and I am the funniest person ever and receive applause whenever I enter a room. Pret...
by Kalatin
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday Bdub!
Replies: 23
Views: 1217

Re: Happy Birthday Bdub!

Happy birthday Brian!
by Kalatin
Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Baby Z
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: Baby Z

Congratulations. Let him know that Charlotte has been looking for a classmate for her 2025 openwater class. Is Baby Z in?
Babies rock!
by Kalatin
Sun May 23, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: New PADI DM!
Replies: 30
Views: 2283

Re: New PADI DM!

Congrats Lynne. The PNW just got a whole lot luckier with the addition of you to its already rich pool of dive professionals.

Peter, let me get this straight. You need a letter from a doctor, that Lynne (an emergency room doctor) can perform CPR and first aid? I really do hate bureaucracy.
by Kalatin
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Everything I need to know in life, I learned in OW class...
Replies: 45
Views: 1982

Re: Everything I need to know in life, I learned in OW class

Don't poke at things. Most things bite when you poke at them. Also, the prettiest things normally sting or bite the worst.
by Kalatin
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Saints or Colts?
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Saints or Colts?

I live in Louisiana. The entire state is currently a rabid madhouse of fleur-de-lis and Who Dat? signs. Plus people are drinking like it is Mardi Gras already and I can't even have a beer.
Enough said.
Go Colts!
by Kalatin
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOB!
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOB!

Happy birthday Bob. We sure are lucky to have you around here.
by Kalatin
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Can I play?
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Can I play?

Welcome to NWDC. You aren't going to find a better place to connect with PNW divers. There are some fantastic people around here that like diving with newer divers. These are folks who dive enough (and remember being new divers well enough) not to care if a dive is only 15 minutes. Remember to be sa...
by Kalatin
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 23
Views: 1027

Re: Quitting smoking

Scott, Congrats on sticking with quitting. It sucks, badly. Did you use the patch or gum or any other aids? If so, how was your experience. Looking back, it seemed like it was about two years after I quit smoking before I felt like my lung function was back to normal. It pissed me off - I used to sm...
by Kalatin
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Orca baby boom
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Orca baby boom

Just in case you missed this:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/09/AR2010010901335.html

I just checked Orca watch and it looks like J pod has been cruising around Vashon Island and has been see near Three Tree.
by Kalatin
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How many dives did you do in 2009?
Replies: 55
Views: 3766

Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

I managed a measly 16 dives last year. No dives in January, as I was healing from a burst eardrum. Then life just kept getting in the way. My last dive was in June, when I did my first (shameful, absolutely shameful) doubles dive with Casey. After sitting around with Lizard, Bob, Spattie, and the re...
by Kalatin
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday to Sockmonkey!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 841

Re: Happy Birthday to Sockmonkey!!!

Happy birthday you manta-hugging hippie.
Love, your favorite redneck.
by Kalatin
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday Wally!
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Happy Birthday Wally!

Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day (despite still being slightly offended that you didn't feel me up during my many visits to the shop).
Kate
by Kalatin
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: the littlest dogfish
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: the littlest dogfish

I just "ooohhheed" over a shark. I had just gotten used to "aaahing" over sea slugs, and then Bob makes me "ooh" over sharks.
It's amazing what kinds of beauty you can find in the Sound.
Thanks Bob.
by Kalatin
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday Kate!!
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Happy Birthday Kate!!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I miss you guys! *sniff*
The only thing this birthday didn't have was a chilly dive in the Puget Sound. Anyways, be prepared for a belated birthday dive sometime this spring or summer.
by Kalatin
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Not dive related at all: Found a cat yesterday
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Not dive related at all: Found a cat yesterday

Crazy cat lady math is easy. For each cat over two, the crazy factor increases by 50%. Thus, with 2 cats, PPants is perfectly normal. With three cats, she would be 50% crazier than your average person. That being said, she lives in Seattle, so the crazy factor is skewed in her favor. Plus she hangs ...
by Kalatin
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Any astronomy gurus out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Re: Any astronomy gurus out there?

Please continue - I keep learning as I read and I am loving it. I would like to spend less than $300. Portability is key, as we move (a lot) and do a lot of camping, so it would be nice if we could take it with us. As for tinkering - if you ever see my husband with a tool kit in hand, please tackle ...