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Why I'm 007 - and Thank You

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by 007 in Charlotte, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. 007 in Charlotte

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    I'm not a spy, I work in the Institutional Investment Management Industry. I travel frequently around the U.S. Infrequently, internationally. My 007 handle is a passing reference to the fact that a number of folks have said that I bear a close resemblance to Daniel Craig. I, of course, love it when this happens. When I'm with my wife, and someone says, "Hey, has anyone told you that you look like James Bond?" I get a big smile and she rolls her eyes.

    I willingly admit that I'm more likely to be attacked by static cling in my suit trousers than any bad guys or bad situations. But, I like to be prepared for the latter without ignoring the former. Things I carry have to be as minimalist as possible, while blending into a very formal office type environment. I can't go into some big building in NY to meet a CFO with a big black or coyote tan backpack with MOLLE attachments and D-rings all over it.

    I began looking at this forum while looking for gear for an upcoming marathon race I'll be running through the White Sands Missile Range in NM, called the Bataan Memorial Death March. I'm competing in the Heavy category, which you have to run with a 35 lb pack on. So, while shopping for packs and other gear, I stumbled upon this site. I've been looking at these forums for a couple of months and have benefited greatly from some of the advice and reviews here. I am very grateful for that, and appreciate being here.

    I am not military. I was in the Army National Guard while I was a cadet at The Citadel (Class of 1990).[​IMG]
     
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  2. SurvivePenna
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    SurvivePenna EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hi James !!! :p Welcome to EDCF !!!! :) I have to say that I envy you for travelling all over the U.S. and this planet. I would get fired quick in your job as I would get "lost" fairly easy...;) Do you ever get the chance to stop somewhere and "smell the roses" ?? I have a friend who travels a lot internationally...and it's airport to meeting to hotel to meeting to airport for him most of the time.

    Anyways - welcome aboard and enjoy the forums.
     
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  3. JPHing

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    Did Q send a spy to infiltrate EDCF :eek::ninja::cool:?
    Just messing :p Welcome !
     
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    Welcome Mr bond, We been expecting you :p

    But seriously, welcome. I wish you luck with your upcoming race, and if you require any help on the forum be such to pm me (or any of the other trouble makers/evil persons) xD
     
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    the name is bond, james. bond ;)

    welcome
     
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  7. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    Welcome to the fun!
     
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    trickcarey EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Welcome 007!
     
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    Welcome from another Old North Stater! Wow, you do look like him. Going to NM eh? Land of my enchantment although the Sands are more daunting than enchanting. I work
    for Multi Nat'l FS firm doing back office stuff (telecommuter). See ya around here!
     
  10. ItsHardToKnow

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    charlotte, NC?
    im just under an hour north of there
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Hello and welcome from Asheville!
     
  13. Quixotica

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    I thought you were talking about me for a second :)

    Welcome to the forum, 007!

    There's a thread called "what are you drinking right now?" Floating around. Seems like you might have some input ;)
     
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    Welcome SIr,
    Running a marathon with an extra 35lbs.... Now that is impressive!
     
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    Welcome, I look forward to the jokes about 007s gadgets and whatnot.
     
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    Well..... seems like everyone's bonding nicely in here.
     
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    :rofl:
     
  18. Quixotica

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    I see what you did there! :D
     
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