A. "Persistence counts."
A. Mercenary aviator rated in tactical jets and helicopters with a hangar full of copilots, mechanics, and armorers straight out of the Victoria's Secret's catalogue.
A. Hey, it's December: it's mighty hard to beat Arizona! Which is where I am.
A. "We are ruled by idiots. But you knew that." It has ended many of my emails since about 1990.
A. Hard to say, as I have few minor pet peeves. Disloyalty/treachery is a major peeve. Among the minors, people who wear caps backwards--not just because it looks dumb but because it indicates mindless imitation.