Tweetings From 3000 Feet

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  1. I’m fairly certain that if I went up in a hot-air balloon, I would cry and whine until someone threw me over the edge. Come to think of it, someone would probably do that, anyway. So no balloon for me.

    Cheers,
    Brian

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on November 16th, 2009 6:14 am:

    No need to cry in a balloon, there’s no turbulence and it’s basically the same as standing on the floor. In fact, I sometimes tell people that if they get nervous to just close their eyes and they won’t even know they’re moving.

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  2. cncNo Gravatar says:

    “The main reason I got an iPhoneโ€”aside from the fact that my previous RAZR phone had reception equal to that of a 1960โ€™s short-wave radio…
    The main reason I got iPhone is a big poster in Paris center in 2008, summer. I thought: GREAT!! I want it and buy. I like my iPhone and Apple PC. fashionable )
    great pic )

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on November 17th, 2009 7:11 am:

    I wonder how I got along without one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Alan @ Basin Glass Co.No Gravatar says:

    Wow, what a view from up there. I’m really jealous because I would love to experience that but I can’t because I’m afraid of heights like you wouldn’t believe. Must be a one of a kind experience being up there.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on November 20th, 2009 5:09 am:

    You should try it. If you get nervous, just close your eyes, it’s like standing on the ground. There’s no sense of motion. Everyone’s got to do it at least once. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    hatingtherainNo Gravatar reply on December 1st, 2009 4:38 pm:

    not me!

    you’ll never get me up in your evil balloon!

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    hatingtherainNo Gravatar reply on January 28th, 2010 12:53 am:

    …except maybe the mile-high flight, that’s something I’d consider. As long as you’re piloting

  4. kathcomNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a great photo of you. I can’t believe the Twitter one is so terrible– we’re our own worst critics. I’ll go look at it now. Be right back.

    Oh my God. You were right. Hideous. I can hardly keep my breakfast down.

    Seriously, though: how can you use the virtual keyboard? I returned my iPhone. It was as if my fingers had become huge sausages that just flopped on the keys.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on January 28th, 2010 6:42 am:

    I love the virtual keyboard! My fingers are too big for those tiny Barbie keyboards. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Hi Vis JacketNo Gravatar says:

    So how exactly do they navigate those balloons once they take off? Living near the coast line, once the balloon starts to gravitate upwards I’d be afraid of sailing around the world in the jet streams! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Can you navigate those just like riding a bike? Turn it in the direction you want to go and then hit the gas?! I see them around where we live from time to time, they look like fun.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on February 11th, 2010 5:01 am:

    You can only control the balloon in an up-and-down direction; however, at different levels the wind is generally going in different directions. So, what you have to do is find the layer of wind that’s going in the direction you want to go. That’s how you steer a balloon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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