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General Discussion => Unwashed Village => Topic started by: Doombot on August 07, 2007, 07:09:52 PM

Title: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 07, 2007, 07:09:52 PM
I thought we should start this again. Hopefully it'll be pinned?

=)

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We just finished a letter to our landlord with three pages of complaints. The guy is as useless as matches on the moon and dumber than a bag of wet mice. We don't expect anything to be fixed. The real intent of the letter is to prove requests were made and to use it to break the lease.

Looking for additional employment opportunities but most people here know that.

I met Feedback at ComicCon! VERY nice guy! =)

(http://www.fxshow.com/images/superhero4.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on August 07, 2007, 07:38:03 PM
relatives have been in from Germany this past week and then other day when i was checking the stuffs on the old board cousin was behind me and he said that than sounded very much like a guy who frequents a german board.

i've been working at a hair salon. very interesting it has been.

the bf's mom wants to add me to their cell phone plan, i'm not complaining.

i leave for school the 24th and have no idea what i'm bringing with me besides a comp and printer.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on August 07, 2007, 08:05:29 PM
Wife is graduating college soon, probably going to move to Austin for her to go to grad school. I can use that as an excuse for me to bust my ass and get into the music or video game industry full-time. If nothing else it's a change of scenery.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: PsychoPompos on August 07, 2007, 08:40:24 PM
going into 10th this year.  not much news there.

but was in a car accident 2 days ago with my sister and her friend, who had her little girl with her. things have been kinda screwey since.  the minivan got slammed into by a pickup truck going 50 in a 25, barely even a scratch on that thing and her van it totaled.

ambulance had to come and get the girl.  back injury.  :-\

to top the bullshit off after the report was taken they tried to have it towed, but when they saw the bill they just drove away.

other than that got a couple family reuinions coming up, finally got a job and got my temps.
life is good
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on August 07, 2007, 09:53:57 PM
I am at work.

I should probably doing something productive.

One month of co-op left, then it's back to school (and back to the job-hunt, for another internship over the winter term). Luckily, my earnings have been pretty much tax-free thus far; my tuition also hasn't gone up significantly.

- A.S.S.R.





Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on August 07, 2007, 10:47:13 PM
Yep. Working.
Waiting for my Masters result.
Still looking for a "teh hotness gf", whatever that is.

Is it a type of mineral salt? O.o
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 08, 2007, 01:30:11 AM
Getting ready to go to Tiger Land for 21 Days. In case no one knows, Tiger Land is the JRTC (Joint Readiness Training Center) and my unit will be going against our Airborne Counter Parts.

Light Fighters Vs. Airborne.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 08, 2007, 07:01:55 PM
I made my first two pottery pieces with pulled handles over the weekend. They are both small pitchers. The handle fell off of one of them yesterday though so I had to repair it. It's a pain to get the handle to dry out at the same pace as the main part of the piece and if they dry at different speeds they can fall off. I guess I'll just hope for the best with it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sandru on August 09, 2007, 12:37:43 AM
Good news:
Working for Sentara Medical Group as a courier, job is bitchin, I love it and it's got great pay. Great work schedual too :)

Bad news:
My dog, Pepper, is dying. About 2 weeks ago, discovered a tumor in her right anal gland. She's going in for surgery tomorrow, but they say the tumor will grow back (she has small tumors in her mammary glands, had them for a while but they were benign [sp?], supposedly if the main tumor doesn't grow back, one might from one of these now.)  They give her 6-12 months to live after. I surmise she'll live close to the 12 months if thats the life expectancy, cause she's as healthy as can be otherwise (Stellar bloodwork they said), I'm gunna miss her =\
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 09, 2007, 01:01:04 AM
Bad news:
My dog, Pepper, is dying.

I'm sorry. =( Animals have a way of wrapping themselves around your heart don't they?

=/

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 09, 2007, 02:08:56 AM
Sorry to hear about your pet... Sad to loose a pet or any thing that is close to you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 09, 2007, 02:15:49 AM
Bad news:
My dog, Pepper, is dying.

I'm sorry to hear that.  :'(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on August 09, 2007, 02:20:27 AM
I guess on the bright side you'll be ready for it when it happens. But still, it sucks.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Haze on August 09, 2007, 10:54:58 AM
I leave for basic training on the 31st. All of my friends have already left or are leaving shortly for college. I'm not working at the moment. I am bored out of my mind.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: JC on August 09, 2007, 09:53:14 PM
Sorry to hear about the dog Sandru.

I've been sitting here recovering from a hernia repair done a week ago.  Watching many movies, finally got around to watching Gilliam's Brazil and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Salt?
BOOM!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 09, 2007, 10:48:02 PM
I've been sitting here recovering from a hernia repair done a week ago.

Hope you feel better. Here's a song to cheer you up.

YouTube - Weird Al Yankovic - Living With A Hernia (http://youtube.com/watch?v=GpyoxEYa5mE)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sandru on August 09, 2007, 11:58:52 PM
Well, almost a week in my new job, and I love it.

Dog went in for surgery and is doing fine, but I won't see her till tomorrow. Got really choked up when I walked into an empty house after work... =\
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on August 10, 2007, 01:58:19 AM
My father's had two hernia surgeries, JC. Good luck and I hope you don't do any heavy lifting in your job. They restrict you for a couple months after the surgery.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: JC on August 10, 2007, 02:53:35 AM
My recovery is going very well, thanks.

I asked for the Weird Al song to be played in the OR while they worked, all I got was a sour frown from the nurses.  They gave me a terrible case of razor burn, I wonder what they have against me and Mr. Yankovic.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on August 10, 2007, 02:57:53 AM
lol @ JC

 :daisy:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Bubonic on August 10, 2007, 06:58:23 AM
Ok, since I've been gone for so long, I'll give you the short version:

As some of you will know, about 3 years ago I had a significant brain melt-down at work and have been (to a greater or lesser extent) on stress leave ever since.  I went back to the office for a year or so (graduated return to work) but my mental health steadily degraded again.

In an attempt to return to productive employment, I have decided (at 32 years of age) to become an electrician.  I have just completed a pre-vocational TAFE course (Technical and Further Education) which will count as the theory side of the first year of my apprenticeship. Top of the class all the way, which doesn't really matter because it's graded on a pass/fail system only.  Also, for the most part, I was competing with 17 year olds.  I'm still looking for employment (a process which is made somewhat more difficult due to the red-tape involved in satisfying my previous employer) and have applied for a job with one of the major energy suppliers in Australia.

As an aside, there seems to be a trend here over the last few years of older guys looking for trade apprenticeships.  From the employer side, opinion seems to be split in two over this.  One side like the younger kids because they don't have to pay them as much.  The other side prefer the older guys because they tend to work harder and smarter.

On the home front, I've just bought a house with my fiance (whom I don't think I've mentioned here before) so I'm staring down the barrel of a quiet family life (wife, more kids, mortgage, etc) and absolutely loving it.  My son (from a previous marriage) is now 9 years old and stays with me half the time (a week with me, a week with his mother) which is working out exceptionally well.

So, other than a total mental collapse (which, luckily has been mostly funded by insurance) life is GOOD!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Unwashed_Amazon on August 10, 2007, 07:01:49 AM
Hey all.  This new board is awesome and super nostalgic, which makes me pretty happy.  It is also totally dark like my soul, lolz.  It might be funny that the layout is called sullen madness, I guess.  I just found out a couple weeks ago that I am schizophrenic.  It's a little more shocking than hearing, say, "You have allergies."  Oh man!  I remember the old days when I thought my perceptions were real!  Anyway, I'm still doing a ton of creative things, and it turns out that there are these drugs now for what I have (pharmaceutical ones-- pshh) that actually work pretty well, so I'm mostly just grateful to be alive.  It's also pretty neat that the UV still exists.  Groovy.  Keen.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Unwashed_Amazon on August 10, 2007, 07:02:59 AM
So, other than a total mental collapse... life is GOOD!

Tell me about it!

Or don't.

I totally love you, man.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on August 10, 2007, 08:28:53 AM


So, other than a total mental collapse (which, luckily has been mostly funded by insurance) life is GOOD!

Glad to hear it's all going good now. You deserve it. =)

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on August 10, 2007, 04:10:10 PM
I just found out a couple weeks ago that I am schizophrenic.  It's a little more shocking than hearing, say, "You have allergies."  Oh man!  I remember the old days when I thought my perceptions were real!  Anyway

If I'm prying to much into personal info, I apologize and you don't have to answer, but I'm genuinely curious as to how the schizophrenia manifested iteself. (I.e. Were you hearing voices? Seeing things that weren't there? A little bit of both?)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Unwashed_Amazon on August 10, 2007, 07:25:09 PM
I just found out a couple weeks ago that I am schizophrenic.  It's a little more shocking than hearing, say, "You have allergies."  Oh man!  I remember the old days when I thought my perceptions were real!  Anyway

If I'm prying to much into personal info, I apologize and you don't have to answer, but I'm genuinely curious as to how the schizophrenia manifested iteself. (I.e. Were you hearing voices? Seeing things that weren't there? A little bit of both?)

I was hallucinating with all 5 senses actually, and had to be committed to a mental hospital in Fremont, Cali.  It was related to having PTSD over what happened in New Orleans 3-4 months ago.  That and I just hold on to everything like a retarded Camel, anyway.

That, and the desert is no place for <a href="http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=358014762&context=set-72157594480436667&size=o">a lonely codependent hemophiliac robot</a>.  Beep-- excuse me.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on August 10, 2007, 09:08:51 PM
I just found out a couple weeks ago that I am schizophrenic.  It's a little more shocking than hearing, say, "You have allergies."  Oh man!  I remember the old days when I thought my perceptions were real!  Anyway

If I'm prying to much into personal info, I apologize and you don't have to answer, but I'm genuinely curious as to how the schizophrenia manifested iteself. (I.e. Were you hearing voices? Seeing things that weren't there? A little bit of both?)

I was hallucinating with all 5 senses actually, and had to be committed to a mental hospital in Fremont, Cali.  It was related to having PTSD over what happened in New Orleans 3-4 months ago.  That and I just hold on to everything like a retarded Camel, anyway.

That, and the desert is no place for <a href="http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=358014762&context=set-72157594480436667&size=o">a lonely codependent hemophiliac robot</a>.  Beep-- excuse me.

Gotcha. Well, good to hear you're doing better. And I'll have to look at the lonely codependent hemophiliac robot picture on Sunday when I get back home since work blocks flickr and I'll be at my girlfriend's this weekend. I'm seeing Dream Theater perfrom tonight and then she's dragging me to Wizard Con (comic book convention) tomorrow and then we'll probably see Order of the Phoenix at IMAX tomorrow night.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on August 10, 2007, 10:07:16 PM
Ooooh, soudns busy and fun, Hoops!

Sorry 'bout the dog, Sandru, losing pets is like losing family :'(

Me? Spent the last 5 days in hell. Errr... I mean basic training. Yeah, that's it. Training. My hind paws hurt. My back aches. My thigh is over-stretched and my right knee tells me to go fuck myself with a spork.

Nah, it's been tough. 5:00-23:00 for 4 days and then 7:00-15:00 today, got dismissed, ran for the train and now a nice weekend with coffee (NOT TEA!) to relax, chill out and recouperate before it's back on monday. Next week will be as hellish as well, but in the field and with shooting practice, so it'll be slightly more fun and a lot less marching. My paws are very happy about that.

The 9 guys I share a room with are great. Looking forward to two weeks ahead of now with regular days (7:00-16:00) when we can go out and grab some beers together, chill and get a little more time to know oneanother than we've had so far. Defo glad to be back in uniform though, but I hope the temps drop a little, clear skies and 25+ degrees celcius is  bitch in uniform.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Bubonic on August 11, 2007, 04:47:35 AM
I totally love you, man.

 :blush:

Glad to hear it's all going good now. You deserve it. =)

Thanks ladies... *hugs*

And Amazon, I'm glad to hear that things are looking up for you.  Here's hoping it continues to do so!  (for all of us!)  Don't be afraid to PM me if there's anything I can do.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: inso on August 12, 2007, 06:23:50 PM
things are teh good with me. especially last night, were i got to see the King himself, BRUCE CAMPBELL, do a Q&A after my third time seeing Evil Dead: The Musical (http://www.evildeadthemusical.com) (no splatter zone this time, but it's still fun). he's really funny in person and was constantly zinging the audience... he even had some cups of fake blood to splash people with, hehe.

i was going to go out of town next weekend to do special effects make-up on a friend's short film, but due to scheduling conflicts (i work full time in the summer, and most of the shooting is being done on Wednesday), i'm more than likely going to have to just send my friend a quick crash course on how to do all the things he's going to need. still, he said he'd give me a credit anyway  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on August 13, 2007, 11:54:53 PM
=hugs teh 'Zon=

Still waiting for my results. Still working.
Still life. Ha.
Funny <.<
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Unwashed_Amazon on August 14, 2007, 11:02:26 PM
things are teh good with me. especially last night, were i got to see the King himself, BRUCE CAMPBELL, do a Q&A after my third time seeing Evil Dead: The Musical (http://www.evildeadthemusical.com) (no splatter zone this time, but it's still fun). he's really funny in person and was constantly zinging the audience... he even had some cups of fake blood to splash people with, hehe.

i was going to go out of town next weekend to do special effects make-up on a friend's short film, but due to scheduling conflicts (i work full time in the summer, and most of the shooting is being done on Wednesday), i'm more than likely going to have to just send my friend a quick crash course on how to do all the things he's going to need. still, he said he'd give me a credit anyway  ;D


Holy shit that's awesome.


Thanks, Sys.  I'm still waiting for more blood tests to be done since this was brought on in part from black mold exposure in New Orleans.  It was lots of things though.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on August 14, 2007, 11:48:29 PM
things are teh good with me. especially last night, were i got to see the King himself, BRUCE CAMPBELL, do a Q&A after my third time seeing Evil Dead: The Musical (http://www.evildeadthemusical.com) (no splatter zone this time, but it's still fun). he's really funny in person and was constantly zinging the audience... he even had some cups of fake blood to splash people with, hehe.

i was going to go out of town next weekend to do special effects make-up on a friend's short film, but due to scheduling conflicts (i work full time in the summer, and most of the shooting is being done on Wednesday), i'm more than likely going to have to just send my friend a quick crash course on how to do all the things he's going to need. still, he said he'd give me a credit anyway  ;D


Holy shit that's awesome.


Thanks, Sys.  I'm still waiting for more blood tests to be done since this was brought on in part from black mold exposure in New Orleans.  It was lots of things though.

Black Mold? Eee...  :stunned:
Well, I suppose thats better than being exposed to say... black puddings or ochre jellies...  :nice:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on August 15, 2007, 12:15:38 AM
Black Mold? Eee...  :stunned:
Well, I suppose thats better than being exposed to say... black puddings or ochre jellies...  :nice:

Or marmite...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on August 15, 2007, 12:17:20 AM
Black Mold? Eee...  :stunned:
Well, I suppose thats better than being exposed to say... black puddings or ochre jellies...  :nice:

Or vegemite...

fixt. :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 15, 2007, 12:25:29 AM
Thanks, Sys.  I'm still waiting for more blood tests to be done since this was brought on in part from black mold exposure in New Orleans.  It was lots of things though.

Ack! =( Sorry to hear that. Black mold is nasty. I'm just sent a letter to our landlord about possible mold in our place. Hope things end up well.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doug on August 15, 2007, 07:55:25 PM
well, let's see

-decided that 23 is just a teensy bit too old to still be, you know...a complete and total child. Which means finding, you know, one of those whatchamacallits...tip of my tongue........oh yeah! job. I need a job. and more moving out and blowing my savings escaping this hell hole of....easy convenience and no responsibility.


-Got a guitar 5 years ago that I, uh,never....picked up. Not so much in the sense I never learned but in the sense I never actually picked it up. So I figured, hey, maybe it's about time I, you know...became skilled or talented in at least one way. So I'm learning how to play

-started drawing again. It's nice for when I want to show what it would look like if a gamma irradiated monster had a stare down with the world's most flamboyantly dressed mega-badass.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/disgruntledjuicer/scan0005.jpg)

-I think I've decided to take the next few weeks and grow my somewhat bushy beard into a lion's mane to contrast against my freshly shaved dome. And who knows at what point in my life I will again be able to grow a lion's mane. This an important part of any young man/large cat's life.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Unwashed_Amazon on August 16, 2007, 04:03:29 AM
Holy shit.  I just got my blood test back and found out that although black mold wasn't an issue, the fact that I had been given a drink laced with too many drugs to even list out was rather relevant (methamphetamine was one of them).

Good News: Not schizophrenic.

Bad News: Naive to the max.

Damn.  I'm glad I'm not dead.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on August 16, 2007, 05:34:48 AM
=mouth opens=
=mouth closes=

Damn, there goes any chance of me saying something witty. Guess Sylvin's just gotta wait for the magic to happen.

Good news about the whole not schizo thing. Now might I suggest a bottle of indicator next time someone offers you a drink?
Hmm, I wonder.
=does some chemistry scribblin'=
I'll get back to you with the results
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Haze on August 16, 2007, 05:45:26 AM
By screwing around in highschool and going to summerschool I've made $13,000.

I originally had a $7,000 enlistment bonus. Since I screwed up in school and had to take summerschool, I had to renegotiate my contract after I got my diploma. Since my ship date is within a month of when I renegotiated my contract, I get what my liaison called a quick-ship bonus. Now I have the max of $20,000.

The lesson learned is that hard work never pays off.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on August 16, 2007, 05:48:21 PM
Holy shit.  I just got my blood test back and found out that although black mold wasn't an issue, the fact that I had been given a drink laced with too many drugs to even list out was rather relevant (methamphetamine was one of them).

Good News: Not schizophrenic.

Bad News: Naive to the max.

Damn.  I'm glad I'm not dead.

Wow... glad you're not dead as well.  Sounds like you had a rough time, sorry. :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 16, 2007, 06:59:17 PM

Damn.  I'm glad I'm not dead.

Us too! I wonder if this is the best outcome? You don't have black mold in your lungs nor are you schizophrenic. You just have a bad reaction to a drug. I take it there's probably no permanent side affects?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: JC on August 16, 2007, 08:12:39 PM
I'm still getting paid disability benefits through work.  I honestly don't work very hard when I am there, but getting paid 70% of my wages to sit and watch art movies all day...

I just want to laugh at everyone else's cruel misfortune!  Hahahahahahahaha.  :nice:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on August 16, 2007, 08:31:56 PM
'art' movies.

*cough*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on August 16, 2007, 11:05:19 PM
I did some lookin up on bad drugs usually slipped into beverages to get ladies more pliable.
And my results netted me nothing worthy of great breakthroughs.
Although, I did learn that adding methylene blue to a friends beer is a great way to freak them out when they suddenly start peeing green or blue XD

But yeah. Some of the drugs do have mind altering effects. Must have been a waaay dangerous dose, though.

Oh, my chemistry scribblins? I was seeing if there was something that could be added to a drink to see if contained any bad things. So far, there isn't really something you can add to a drink that reveals a carbonyl or halide group that is fit for human consumption >.<
But the methylene blue thing is still pretty cool. :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 17, 2007, 05:25:38 AM
 :'(

I found out today that my favorite of my parent's cats Precious has been found to have a very low white cell count and the vets are thinking it could be either AIDS or leukemia.  They are supposed to get blood tests back tomorrow to confirm if it's either one. Since they have the two other cats they might have her put to sleep if it turns out to be either one. She's only about 3-4 years old.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 17, 2007, 08:38:32 PM
:'(

I found out today that my favorite of my parent's cats Precious has been found to have a very low white cell count and the vets are thinking it could be either AIDS or leukemia.  They are supposed to get blood tests back tomorrow to confirm if it's either one. Since they have the two other cats they might have her put to sleep if it turns out to be either one. She's only about 3-4 years old.



Awwww =( Four years is too young for a cat to die.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 17, 2007, 09:14:22 PM
:'(

I found out today that my favorite of my parent's cats Precious has been found to have a very low white cell count and the vets are thinking it could be either AIDS or leukemia.  They are supposed to get blood tests back tomorrow to confirm if it's either one. Since they have the two other cats they might have her put to sleep if it turns out to be either one. She's only about 3-4 years old.



Awwww =( Four years is too young for a cat to die.

Well...I contacted my friends that have the foster home for pets and we are feeling a bit better about this atm. We still haven't heard back from the vet but it seems that feline AIDS and leukemia aren't necessarily a death sentence even if you have other cats in the home to consider.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 17, 2007, 10:36:43 PM
Cat update -

Both tests came back negative. However the only way to rule out leukemia completely is with a bone marrow test so early next week she will get that done and an ultrasound just to be sure. The low white count still being a concern and all.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on August 20, 2007, 06:48:04 PM
My girlfriend, a mutual friend, and I participated in a road rallye with a Harry Potter Deathly Hallows theme on Saturday night. It was part scavenger hunt, part road navigation, part instruction following, and part game. You're given a list of roads you need to follow and to turn on (though the instructions don't always explicitly tell you what you need to do), and a series of other instructions that give hints on when you must peform certain actions that take precedence over the standard route instructions. There were 25 cars that registered (two cars apparently preregistered), and 24 cars that actually participated. There were 9 beginner cars (i.e. never won a trophy), 10 novice cars (those that have won a beginner trophy, 3 master cars (those that have one a novice trophy) and 2 grand master cars (those that have wone a master trophy). Each car also got to choose which Hogwarts house it belonged to. We chose Slytherin. I had only been on one rallye before, and that was a puzzle rallye where there is no predefined route. Just a bunch of locations you have to visit which are determined by puzzles you solve (and you can visit any location in any order, and you also will never be able to visit all the locations) and things you need to find at these locations. The other two had never participated in a Rallye period.

So we made many mistakes, many which we realized after it was too late to fix them. We got to the end knowing that we didn't do very well, but apparently a lot of other cars felt the same way. We also had to the tiebreaker quiz which was matching up the characters to their patronuses (this is the only part of the event that actually required knowledge of the books, the rallye itself did not). In the tiebreaker you got 5 points for each correct match and lost two points for each wrong match. (The tiebreaker score being independent of the rallye score.)

It turns out on the official answer sheet of the rallye which was handed out to everyone after they finsihed there were 38 specific things you needed to do. Each one you did incorrectly netted you 10 points. When they announced the scores, the last place team had something like 330 points. We listened for our car number and were amazed as the numbers got lower and we hadn't been called. Then they mentioned the 10th place team had also gotten the highest score on the tiebreaker (knowing we knew all but two, I figured this would be us). Sure enough, with a score of 180 points (hey, that's one item better than 50%) we placed 10th overall, and second in the Beginner class, garnering us a trophy. The first in the beginner class placed 9th and beat us by only 10 points, which means one less mistake and their would have been a tie. They were also Slytherine interestingly enough. Slytherine managed to get four cars finishing in the top 10, Ravenclaw got 3, and Gryffindor got 3. As a result, Slytherine was the winning house as well. (The Hufflepuffs all finished outside of the top 10.)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on August 21, 2007, 11:45:26 AM
Back to work today after a weekend tour of the South of England.

Spent Friday driving down to Exeter where Nat's gran proceeded to feed us cake and cream teas until we left the next day. Got to Brighton about half 8, at the pub by 9, went to search for food about 12/1am and then back to Fleet's house to drink the cider we'd bought from Devon for the boys and smoking til 4am.
Woke up on Sunday shaking involuntarily from all the sugar and alcohol leaving my body.  Went to see Steve at the cafe and he made us breakfast then down to Brighton beach and the Pier!!!  it really is as tacky as everyone thinks it is but awesome at the same time!  I got a Brighton teatowel and the shakes again from going on the trampolines.  I also rolled down Brighton Beach and it felt a lot like one of those hard, uncomfortable massages but smelt really really nice. 

met with job people in London on Monday and then the long drive back up  :bigcry: my left hip had turn to dust by the time we got in.

excellent weekend all round cept I'm never trusting anyone who says 'no, i promise you, they're not doubles.' ever again...bunch'a'bastards.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 24, 2007, 10:04:32 PM
Sigh...my grandmother is pretty much driving everyone crazy. She's been up here staying with my parents for the last few months and they generally like having her there. It gives my mom someone to visit with during the day and it gives my Aunt a much needed break from taking care of her down in Orlando

However it's becoming increasingly like living with a toddler. Her faculties are still there although she's pretty forgetful. The problem is that she has poor balance and does stupid stuff like trying to take a bucket full of water out on to the back porch to water plants. She doesn't ask for help, doesn't use her cane or walker and ends up falling on her butt. So I ended up out there trying to help her get up. Luckily I was over here at the time because my power has been out all day at home. As I was saying it's almost like having a toddler because it's to the point where you feel like you have to follow her around or at least be aware of where she is and what she's doing at all times.

I have to run now...I think she's heading for a floor fan.  :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: karategoldfish on August 26, 2007, 04:34:47 AM
Cat update -

Both tests came back negative. However the only way to rule out leukemia completely is with a bone marrow test so early next week she will get that done and an ultrasound just to be sure. The low white count still being a concern and all.

yo brug,
i've had chemo-kitties my entire life.  ;) sure, they live shorter than the average cat, but not by much. i've had mya for 7 years, and when we got her she was between 1 and 2. my cats have always been indoor cats, but they aren't in pain and have had good lives, so it isn't nearly as sad as it sounds!
still, it's always better to have a completely healthy cat. good luck to your schnukums!!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 26, 2007, 05:20:42 AM
Cat update -

Both tests came back negative. However the only way to rule out leukemia completely is with a bone marrow test so early next week she will get that done and an ultrasound just to be sure. The low white count still being a concern and all.

yo brug,
i've had chemo-kitties my entire life.  ;) sure, they live shorter than the average cat, but not by much. i've had mya for 7 years, and when we got her she was between 1 and 2. my cats have always been indoor cats, but they aren't in pain and have had good lives, so it isn't nearly as sad as it sounds!
still, it's always better to have a completely healthy cat. good luck to your schnukums!!

She is doing much better and all the tests came back negative. She ended up not having to do the bone marrow thing which was nice but she was very traumatized by the ultrasound. She hid under the bed for a full day after that.  :(

I posted a pic of her eating in Doomsie's thread here http://www.unwashed.org/forum/index.php?topic=117.0
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: karategoldfish on August 27, 2007, 07:15:32 AM
aw! good!
it seems like we're living parallel lives. my grandmother has alzheimer's. so i can relate to that too.  :mean:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on August 27, 2007, 02:00:53 PM
On Saturday Liz and I got to be "crowd" extras on the set of the next Batman movie. It'll be interesting to see if we actually show up on screen.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on August 27, 2007, 04:47:43 PM
where are they filming? and for how long?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on August 27, 2007, 09:13:50 PM
I was in the central belt this weekend, the amount of lochs thay have is unbelievable, almost every corner you turn there's another one.  Went to the Scottish deer center too, fed some deer and then watched the wolves getting fed... they got venison  :stunned:.  The wolf feeding was really cool, as the woman doing it was telling us that the alpha male was pretty safe to take his time over the meat because none of the others would challenge him the omega wolf stole the huge chunk of meat he had and ran away, he didn't manage to catch him.  Also saw a really cool bird display.

All that and I forgot the camera.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 27, 2007, 09:39:04 PM
my grandmother has alzheimer's. so i can relate to that too.  :mean:

Mine doesn't have it so she doesn't have any excuse except she's too prideful to admit she can't do certain things anymore. I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. That has to be just one of the worst things in the world to go through both for the person that has it and their family.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on August 28, 2007, 02:36:51 AM
where are they filming? and for how long?

1) The filming locations change around the city, so I don't know where. As far as how long, they are supposed to wrap officially on September 1st.

2) Even if I did know where, I couldn't tell you anyway. I signed a non-disclosure agreement about revealing any specifics I would see/hear about the movie. I can't even tell you what they're calling the working title of the shoot. They aren't calling it the Dark Knight because they don't want to get crowds of onlookers.

3) There was a general cast call for extras a while back. These were for the costumed roles and were announced openly. Usually days they need extras for crowd scenes are not openly advertised. You need to know someone, or be affiliated with a non-profit. Liz and I were working on behalf of a non-profit, so they got each of our $50 wages. Yeah, crowd extras don't get paid much. But you do get free breakfast and lunch. Plus, you get to meet a lot of people (met a guy who graduated with me at Northwestern, we knew a lot of the same people, but had never met as undergrads) and occasionally hob-nob with the celebrities. Although, at this shoot there wasn't really any interaction between the major roles and the crowd.

4) There were roughly 150 of us as crowd extras.

5) There were about the same amount of costumed extras.

6) Liz saw Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent) pick his nose.

7) Maggie Gyllenhall really is that hot.

8.) Gary Oldman really is shorter than many people expect. My girlfriend had remarked on this. (Although I didn't know his height, I've seen enough of the movies he's been in to know he's not tall.) Seeing him in real life, he's about average height. And he's very skinny.

9) Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman weren't on set that day, or were shooting somewhere else. We weren't in a scene with them.

10) Liz and I were scheduled to do Sunday as well, but we had to cancel because we had both had a long week and were dead tired after having to get up that early on Saturday as well.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on August 28, 2007, 01:51:55 PM
I've been trying to keep up with mowing/maintaining 15 acres + babysit my nephew's 9 month old son 30-40 hrs. a week. My online time consists of making sure the computer is updated and running ok, and checking messages. I haven't had much time/energy for anything else.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 28, 2007, 04:37:23 PM
Very Linda Hamilton/Terminator 2. =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Haze on August 29, 2007, 06:00:44 AM
Leave for training tomorrow. May or may not be able to post some this December. If not, happy holidays.

Take care everyone.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 30, 2007, 07:12:52 AM
Back from 17 days of JRTC (Joint Readiness Training Center).... It was fun, a greener version of Iraq with all the thrills of heat exhaustion. poisonous snakes and young NCos who don't know shit.


And me, kicking back with my Spider-Man shit and Kukri...
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0080.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on August 30, 2007, 08:43:48 PM
schmexay.



currently i'm absolutely loving how fast bc replies to an email, but that's just me.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on August 30, 2007, 08:45:26 PM
schmexay.



currently i'm absolutely loving how fast bc replies to an email, but that's just me.

Eh...?

I...

can't...

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hear...

...

you...

I've...

lost...

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my...

*wheeze*

...

walk--

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Huh?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on August 31, 2007, 10:29:51 AM
my life is in a bit of upheaval just now

i'm moving again, trying to find a new job, I've just found out my friend Jacob was in a car accident and has passed away and now that news about Darkfox.....its just a bit too much

excuse me while i go and find some drugs
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 31, 2007, 04:17:56 PM
my life is in a bit of upheaval just now

i'm moving again, trying to find a new job, I've just found out my friend Jacob was in a car accident and has passed away and now that news about Darkfox.....its just a bit too much

excuse me while i go and find some drugs

Sorry to hear about your other friend, Pea. =/
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on August 31, 2007, 04:58:06 PM
thanks

although its turning out to be a week of bad news to be honest

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 31, 2007, 06:36:52 PM
Our landlord is finally fixing things around the house. To give you an idea of how bad it was... I'll cut and paste what my boyfriend wrote:

What have we found so far (this is not a complete list).

* The wall sockets in our house are 50 years old and need to be replaced.

* Our stove has had a gas leak the whole time we've been here, and it is the handyman's recommendation that we don't use the stove again as it is dangerous. He is going to recommend to the landlord that we get a replacement, and should have had one a long time ago.

* When finally cleaning off our roof, we discovered full tree branches and dead birds rotting up there for who knows how long.

* With the dishwasher they cheaply installed and never finished, they didn't seal any holes in the floor like they should have, so there was a direct route from outside into the house for our ant problem.

* The ceiling fan has been shaking as badly as it has for so long as it was held together with nothing more than a few strips of electrical tape. The tape was so old that it was brittle and turning into powder, which started to settle inside the base of the lamp. What was left of the tape... well, I wouldn't exactly call it "tape" anymore at this point.

We haven't even covered half of the repairs from our letter yet. I can't wait to address the rest of these issues, and see what other "treasures" we'll uncover.

My landlord turns a shade paler every time I see him and something else is brought up. At least he's using the money he makes from our rent towards a charitable cause this past week.

I believe the appropriate term for this current chain of events is "LOL".
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 31, 2007, 06:48:07 PM
So it's bad at our place. However it's getting better and that's good. To build upon the letter.

When our wall sockets were installed... Sputnik was launched.

25 big bags of garbage was taken off our roof. The house is noticeably cooler.

Sparks fly out when we use some of the sockets. This and our 8 month gas leak make for a lovely combination. I wonder why SDG&E didn't notice this.

Our landlord is a quasi club kid and just wants to party. It's our determination he got this place as a form of extra money. Our neighbor said that he's trying to get rid of it but nobody wants to buy the property. Of course not! Not when it looks as junky as it does. So this is why he's not spending money on the place. In his mind money spent is money lost. My letter to him with a casual mention of my doctor visits seem to have spurred him on.

Yet with all this I am happy. I'm happy a cheap lazy useless man child is being forced to do something. We're making him miserable legally and taking money he was counting on. He's really lucky we didn't contact the fire department. There's a huge fine for fire hazards. Since we're near the historical buildings (The Birthplace of California) I'm sure they wouldn't like a fire hazard.

It's a bit sad because this place was our treat to ourselves. I would be closer to work and my boyfriend would be closer to some of the shooting locations. Oh well... at least it allowed us to have our dog. If we didn't get the place she would have been put to sleep. That makes it worth it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on September 01, 2007, 01:51:01 PM
this little guy is what has been keeping me smiling.

Doomsie, if you lived a little closer, I could fix all but your gas leak for ya.:)

SweetPea, I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I just had a childhood friend(neighbor) contact me after 20 yrs. and when I asked about her brothers and sister, all but one have died.:( It's been a rough week for everyone. I'm just glad I had this little guy to occupy me.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 01, 2007, 05:57:17 PM
Awe, in't he cute  :nice:

Me, I'm jsut chilling, back from 4th week of military. We got our rexes thursday afetr a 2-nighter in the field. Hardly any sleep then between guard-duty and the artillery attacks and such. I'm fucking proud, though. Soon's I find my cable for my camera I'll upload a couple pictures :)

My PC is being ornery. Seems my MB is dieing, so ordered a enw one, should be here within 2 weeks (backorder), and go quite well with my 2GB RAM and Geforce 8800GX I got yesterday. 4GB ram total then, and another 750 gigs of HDD spae as well. Fun playing Bioshock on this killer system ^^

Not much else, really, military = timethief big-time. Getting in shape, making good friends and the likes :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 01, 2007, 06:51:13 PM
Awe, in't he cute  :nice:

We got our rexes thursday afetr a 2-nighter in the field.

What's a rexus?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 02, 2007, 08:53:37 PM
As promised, pics of me in my uniform and whatnot :)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a130/Naltoc/Personal%20Pics/Army/DSCF1581.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a130/Naltoc/Personal%20Pics/Army/DSCF1620.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a130/Naltoc/Personal%20Pics/Army/DSCF1452.jpg)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a130/Naltoc/Personal%20Pics/Army/ArmyAug2007044.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 02, 2007, 09:27:27 PM
I thought I was the only one stuck with an M16. A fellow soldier. Hooah!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on September 02, 2007, 10:17:55 PM
Doomsie, Tink and anyone else who's having a bad week: least we can come into the village and let it out eh? xx

and:

mmmm army boys in camouflage  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on September 02, 2007, 11:48:40 PM
Hehe. I look at those pictures and I think:
"How tall are you, BOY??!"
XD
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 03, 2007, 12:21:36 AM
Re Camo pics:

You know... unless you have really, really bad teeth, I would practice not smiling.

The bad guys can see the glint in the moonlight, and I'm pretty sure you don't want to catch a round between your first and second bicuspid.

*/free advice*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 03, 2007, 06:55:30 AM
Carib: they call it an M95 (Model '95). Canadian produced C7 A3 model, first ordered by our army in '95. I like my baby. I call her Vanessa. :nice:

Sysman: 1m 95cm  :dozey:

*mntally adds Sweetpea to list of villagers to visit  :blush:

I'll post some more when I find the good ones on my third camera.  I bring my new one to base-things,  old one to the field and an evn older on on multipl-day exerciss (rain can kill it and I won't even care)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on September 03, 2007, 10:17:26 AM
well posting pictures like that and not expecting that reaction from girls is like posting a picture of something small and fluffy and expecting them not to go 'awwww...its small and fluffy!!'

boys in military gear = hot (cept navy)

its like me and drummers....mmmmm coordination 
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on September 03, 2007, 12:43:41 PM
Doomsie, Tink and anyone else who's having a bad week: least we can come into the village and let it out eh? xx

and:

mmmm army boys in camouflage  ;D
I would be lost without the village at times. *hugs*

you're quite right...men in camouflage. If I were 30 yrs. younger, I'd say he's hot, but since I'm an old fart...Tank grew up fast..I remember when he was just a wittle newbie. lol!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on September 03, 2007, 01:03:05 PM
I seem to spend more time wandering round the village when i'm down, it seems like a good place to mope.
i've been verging on emo for the last few days and i can relate to how doomsie is on the verge of tears.

i'm not saying i knew foxy that well but he always made me laugh...

to be honest i've been straddling the fine line between being ok and depression for the last few months, its not been easy but i've been managing to keep myself steady.  i'm just starting to feel myself losing a bit of control which panics me cause i dont have the support i did before and when 'actually, i'm not in control at all!' pops into my head.

I could do with someone swooping in and sorting my life out for me or some cuddles......from army boys.....

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 03, 2007, 03:21:45 PM
Cuddles I can do. Swooping in might bdee a tad bit more difficult >.>

*thinks*

Yeah, F16's going missing definitely sounds like the thing that'd freak out a few high-ranking officers  :beadyeyes:

EDIT Tink, I quite agree. It sometimes seems like yesterday I was sitting at the high-school computer lab or my host-family's basement scanning the boards for new things to reply to whilst working on my Fallout site. *sighs* time flies by at times. Next thing you know, I'll be an old fart with stars on my shoulders and three kids at home :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on September 03, 2007, 05:43:21 PM
nah, you'll be back before they notice...

i got that feeling the other day like times just passing too quick and couldn't believe its september already.
we're all just having too much fun possibly
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 03, 2007, 07:48:08 PM
to be honest i've been straddling the fine line between being ok and depression for the last few months, its not been easy but i've been managing to keep myself steady. 


My line is finding what to post. I don't know where on the line I should be. I feel sad but at the same time I feel Foxy would want us to talk about funny/upbeat stuff. Yet... I feel weird if I post something wacky right now. I felt strange talking about my manchild landlord but I thought we needed some addition... I just don't know what. Heck... I just don't know.

What I will say is Darkfox inspired me. I was already on this path but he's made it more concrete. I'm going back into contract work. This means I won't be subject to the whims of a boss. I think about Darkfox's short time and I thought to myself. Life is short and precious. I need to set up my life where I can go out and live whenever I want. If it's Wednesday and we feel like going to the park we should be able to instead of waiting for the weekend. I don't want to just live on the weekends.

I also feel like I need to give myself permission to be happy again. He's not on Earth anymore and intellectually I know he would want us to laugh and have a good time. Emotionally... it's hard to do so. I'm sure I (and others) will feel better as time passes on. It's just very hard right now.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 03, 2007, 07:50:13 PM
well posting pictures like that and not expecting that reaction from girls is like posting a picture of something small and fluffy and expecting them not to go 'awwww...its small and fluffy!!'

boys in military gear = hot (cept navy)

its like me and drummers....mmmmm coordination 

Gang Of Four | I Love A Man In A Uniform lyrics (http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/gang+of+four/i+love+a+man+in+a+uniform_20057760.html)

The good life was so elusive
Handouts, they got me down
I had to regain my confidence
So I got into camouflage

The girls they love to see you shoot

I love a man in a uniform
I love a man in a uniform
I love a man in a uniform
I love a man in a uniform
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on September 03, 2007, 08:46:34 PM


My line is finding what to post. I don't know where on the line I should be. I feel sad but at the same time I feel Foxy would want us to talk about funny/upbeat stuff. Yet... I feel weird if I post something wacky right now. I felt strange talking about my manchild landlord but I thought we needed some addition... I just don't know what. Heck... I just don't know.

What I will say is Darkfox inspired me. I was already on this path but he's made it more concrete. I'm going back into contract work. This means I won't be subject to the whims of a boss. I think about Darkfox's short time and I thought to myself. Life is short and precious. I need to set up my life where I can go out and live whenever I want. If it's Wednesday and we feel like going to the park we should be able to instead of waiting for the weekend. I don't want to just live on the weekends.

I also feel like I need to give myself permission to be happy again. He's not on Earth anymore and intellectually I know he would want us to laugh and have a good time. Emotionally... it's hard to do so. I'm sure I (and others) will feel better as time passes on. It's just very hard right now.
[/quote]

I know how you feel about living at the weekends, I've been looking forward to them for months and marking time in a job I don't see myself in this time next year. 

I miss the fox but like you say he was an inspiration.  The way he contantly reinvented his online persona was a clear expression of the way he saw the world and sometimes I wish for a little of that spirit.  I never realise quite the impact he had on me, the village owes a lot to him for what it has been and hopefully more to him for where it's going.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on September 03, 2007, 10:55:18 PM
Sysman: 1m 95cm  :dozey:

Ahh. I wont continue with the rest of the quote then.
I like my kneecaps  :stunned:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 04, 2007, 12:34:56 AM
Today is the hottest day of the year it seems. It's HOT. We had to go around and get some projects done and look for another fan. Almost all the fans were sold out. We found one at the drug store. It's VERY hot.

=(

I've been putting ice cubes in the Critter's water bowl but they melt fast. It's HOT. The sign said 102 degrees and it's not a dry heat. =(

It's so hot we have three fans in the bedroom. Ceiling fan, a 20 inch fan and a Turbo fan.

Did I mention that it's hot?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 04, 2007, 02:39:39 PM
Today is the hottest day of the year it seems. It's HOT. We had to go around and get some projects done and look for another fan. Almost all the fans were sold out. We found one at the drug store. It's VERY hot.

I found some more fans for you:

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 04, 2007, 07:11:42 PM
Today is the hottest day of the year it seems. It's HOT. We had to go around and get some projects done and look for another fan. Almost all the fans were sold out. We found one at the drug store. It's VERY hot.

I found some more fans for you:



Shooo! Their body heat is raising the temperature (and the roof) in my house.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on September 05, 2007, 02:46:24 PM
move to scotland  ;D

do you suit blue?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 05, 2007, 04:23:32 PM
move to scotland  ;D

do you suit blue?

I don't know. I sometimes dye my hair red. Don't they treat Ginger people badly there?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on September 05, 2007, 05:24:47 PM
Gingers deserve scorn, people who dye there hair aren't actually ginger so they get away with it, having dyed red hairis seen as a  piss take; sort of like saying 'I'm with you brother ginger' while laughing behind your hand at the fact you can revert to a more sane hair colour.

Scottish Gingers are a special case though, the combination of ginger hair and blue skin makes them stand out at any social occasion.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Starseeker on September 05, 2007, 06:10:56 PM
Well, Beijing fun :  1. it usually exceeds 30(35 is common) degree C in day time.  2. There are too many people, so it increases the temperature farther in enclosed spaces. 3. Everyone and their dog have their air conditioner on full blast, therefore increases the heat (outside) even more.   

Of course, I am crazy so I took in another business partner to shift and expand the thing, and I also took on some extra training courses.  I get increased demand for business social events because I need to keep taps on my business contacts.  And half the business meetings/training lessons requires me to look "nice", so I had to run around town in a long sleeved shirt, and a pair of steaming pants.   
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 05, 2007, 06:20:49 PM
Well, Beijing fun :  1. it usually exceeds 30(35 is common) degree C in day time.  2. There are too many people, so it increases the temperature farther in enclosed spaces. 3. Everyone and their dog have their air conditioner on full blast, therefore increases the heat (outside) even more.   

Of course, I am crazy so I took in another business partner to shift and expand the thing, and I also took on some extra training courses.  I get increased demand for business social events because I need to keep taps on my business contacts.  And half the business meetings/training lessons requires me to look "nice", so I had to run around town in a long sleeved shirt, and a pair of steaming pants.   


AGH!!!! I didn't want to admit this but I will. Whenever I read Starseekers posts, I see an Asian girl out the corner of my eye... this nudges my brain just enough to start hearing it in Sweetpea's 'voice'.

"When did Sweetpea get a business partner? What's she doing in China?"
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on September 05, 2007, 07:38:21 PM
Well, Beijing fun :  1. it usually exceeds 30(35 is common) degree C in day time.  2. There are too many people, so it increases the temperature farther in enclosed spaces. 3. Everyone and their dog have their air conditioner on full blast, therefore increases the heat (outside) even more.   

Of course, I am crazy so I took in another business partner to shift and expand the thing, and I also took on some extra training courses.  I get increased demand for business social events because I need to keep taps on my business contacts.  And half the business meetings/training lessons requires me to look "nice", so I had to run around town in a long sleeved shirt, and a pair of steaming pants.   



AGH!!!! I didn't want to admit this but I will. Whenever I read Starseekers posts, I see an Asian girl out the corner of my eye... this nudges my brain just enough to start hearing it in Sweetpea's 'voice'.

"When did Sweetpea get a business partner? What's she doing in China?"

Now I don't feel so bad. I was wondering why Sweetpea would be posting pics like that as her avatar. Hmm..."steaming pants", is that like Capri's or low-rise?  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on September 05, 2007, 11:22:45 PM
Naw, its how he cooks his veges "on the run" XD
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 06, 2007, 12:23:36 AM
Wow... just wow.

Our Slumlord finally got our letter to do all the repairs. The handyman's been here for a while and the repairs are slowly getting done. My boyfriend just got a message for our landlord's Mother.

"My son is VERY busy and this is stressing him out. I just want to know if your all happy now with the repairs."

She then said the ants are our fault because EVERYONE talks about what pigs we are. Everyone? Yeah... I'm really douptful anyone can accuss me of being filthy. I'm there with a mop and hot water.

Ugh. These are the type of people you can't even respect because they lie about everything. Two sets of Handimen mentioned how they heard how angry we were because they couldn't show up. We were never angry. "Didn't you call seven times?" Us: No! "They said you did. You called and you were cursing!" Us: No!

I can't believe he got his MOTHER to call. His Mother from Northern California.

He's 25 years old and he can't come to us himself? What a useless manchild.

OMG! "Buster" Bluth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_%22Buster%22_Bluth) is my landlord!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on September 06, 2007, 01:12:39 AM
I like that I somehow manage to sneak into everyone's psyche and i dont mind that the image you have is the girl in seekers avatar cause if i looked as hot as that girl then i think i would walk around wearing as little clothes as i could possibly get away with.

perhaps i should change my picture.......

and dooms i hear your pain: trying to rent a flat in between buying one but cause i've got the cats, i cant get a look in unless i lie.
thought i'd give a flatshare the benefit of the doubt but when the landlady somehow heard i'd have cats with me for the first month, the deposit went from £350 to  £700!!!

like cats could cause £700 worth of damage. the letting lady asked if i still wanted to view

'umm..hell no.'

you should look into buying your own place then you wont have to deal with crappy landlords, thats my plan anyways xx
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 06, 2007, 02:13:50 AM
and dooms i hear your pain: trying to rent a flat in between buying one but cause i've got the cats, i cant get a look in unless i lie.
thought i'd give a flatshare the benefit of the doubt but when the landlady somehow heard i'd have cats with me for the first month, the deposit went from £350 to  £700!!!

like cats could cause £700 worth of damage. the letting lady asked if i still wanted to view

Often times landlords have to replace carpeting when pets have been there so that later tenants don't get allergies. This probably explains the higher deposit.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on September 06, 2007, 11:27:58 AM
i understand about allergies and stuff but it wasnt the fact that i had cats that was the issue, it was the fact that i was going to have 5 cats for the first month but then i'd only have 2 there after.

they didnt mention allergies or anything which makes me think that they're assuming i haven't trained my cats properly or that i'm so desperate for the flat that i'm willing to give up the majority of my month's salary for the deposit leaving me with £20 a week for the rest of the month.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on September 07, 2007, 06:14:43 AM
Moved into my dorm room for this term today.

It's rather nice, and should make for slightly better living than my previous arrangements.

- A.S.S.R.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 08, 2007, 10:35:44 PM
Life at JRTC... and here are the pics...


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/RamaandRobinson.jpg)
Me and my Battle Buddy Tim Robinson...


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/ThreeAmigos.jpg)

Striking a Pose... When you got free time at JRTC, you use it... Me being the man of color and the one crouching is our Man with the prawn Romero and the one standing looking all cool and like the guy from Transporter is my Room mate...


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/CCI09082007_00006.jpg)
The Outside of the FOb... Beyond the wire... Had to sleep out there for three nights... Place was spooky.


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/CCI09082007_00003.jpg)
The CH-47 coming in...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 08, 2007, 11:11:34 PM
Gief grenade launcher. GIEF!

Like my sergeant said: "If you combined our army with the American you'd get two armies. There'd be the shit one with less-than-adequate training and sub-par weapons and the one with extremely good training and the ebst weaponry available."

*sneaks into Caribs camp and runs off with the superior weapons*

On a sidenote, I really need to buy myself some better gloves than the crap ones they give us in the army. We either get wool muffs without fingers and thick (warm) leather gloves that are incredibly stupid as you can't control the trigger for shit with them.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 08, 2007, 11:27:44 PM
For JRTC it was mandatory to wear the Nomex flight gloves, when I go Country (Iraq) in November, I can use my better Kevlar gloves... Again, its going to be scorching, so I need good sturdy gloves that breathe. Can't have it all, I suppose.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 08, 2007, 11:30:04 PM
Yeah, I was thinking the flight gloves as well, a couple of our sergeants use them.

Kevlar? Hot or cold? And where do you get them, or are they suppleid to you by the military?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 08, 2007, 11:35:43 PM
Yes and no... Though My Sergeant Encouraged me to buy my own. The Flight gloves (Nomex) were issued. I get my gloves either online or at our Military CLothings and Sales Annex, they usually have all the Authorized stuff.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 09, 2007, 10:15:46 AM
Hmmm, any suggestions on sites? Sounds like something I need to get ASAP (which, btw, soudns retarded when you hear a captain pronounce it in Danish)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 09, 2007, 10:24:02 PM
I buy from these three... When I was at Benning, Ranger Joes had an actual branch near by... Otherwise, you can order this stuff off the net

Ranger Joes
www.rangerjoes.com (http://www.rangerjoes.com)

Brigade QuarterMasters (Very good)
http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/tame.exe/agcatalog/index.tam?siteID=NiiFokSE6kg-m5fMJXaqRZZ6JXiOI6eKTg (http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/tame.exe/agcatalog/index.tam?siteID=NiiFokSE6kg-m5fMJXaqRZZ6JXiOI6eKTg)

US Cavalry...
www.uscavalry.com (http://www.uscavalry.com)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 10, 2007, 07:44:38 PM
BQ is my favorite by far, currently ordering a huge batch of gloves for me and my roomies ^^
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 11, 2007, 02:13:53 AM
Glad I could help, Tank. Glad I could help. ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 11, 2007, 02:33:23 AM
My poor boyfriend. He's going on a quick trip to Texas (actually he's there now) and we were thinking about the dates to fly.

Me: Eh... one dates about as good as another. So we pick September 10th.

One day before the anniversary of 9/11. We didn't even think about that. The airport was at Orange Alert, there were people with rifles and his best friend from back home is flying to Vegas on the day he's arriving in Texas. When he leaves his friend will be flying back.

Had he left a week later he could have avoided the 9/11 (OMG this is when the terrorists will strike) and he could have seen his childhood friend by taking a quick trip to Vegas.

Bleh
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 11, 2007, 06:38:07 AM
Glad I could help, Tank. Glad I could help. ;D

Got a couple questions for you:

1) Kevlar gloves- benefits/drawbacks vs. Noprex?

2) You guys use camelbacks? A few of us have ben considering the 1.5l one for all-day full-pack trecks and the likes.

3) what do you guys use for eye-protection? The standard issue shooting-glasses are utter shit and we'r looking for some durable goggle-types that are relatively scratch-resistant and cost less than $150 (welcome to DK, land of the retarded prices)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 12, 2007, 03:03:03 AM


EYE PROTECTION
ESS ICE 2 is a good alternative to overpriced (but very sturdy Oakley's)... The Army got certain regulations on eye wear so not all the expensive stuff is worth it. I was issued Oakleys... I suggest you do research. You don't want shit that will fog on you easy. Most googles on a whole are ballistic approved, so ESS Land Ops, or ESS NVG are good choices and are under $50 USD.


GLOVES
-Kevlar gloves are all around good and Hatch has some relatively inexpesnive ones that have nomex in them, so they are sturdy and fire retardent. Plain Nomex gloves are just that, fire proof, but you may have a certain SOP (standard Operating procedure) which you have to follow. I go with the kevlar gloves, especially if you handle razor wire on a regular bases. Also Kevlar gloves are a tad more expensive, especially the real real good ones. You have to base it on your needs. Do research. Most of the time they mix both so you get the benefits and no real draw backs. Also the gloves are comfortable and smooth. The sniper in my Platoon cut the trigger finger off of his, but that was his preference, I notice little to no draw back with kevlar gloves.


CAMELBAKS
-Yes, we use camel baks... 1.5 liter to 3 litre types. I have three Camel baks. One the Army issued me, one I bought and another that came with my Talon Assault Pack... which is by the way a niffty assault pack for you light fighter Infantrymen.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on September 12, 2007, 03:46:16 AM
So, by the looks of it, this term at uni was looking to be the easiest yet. But the powers that be of my faculty decided to schedule four of my midterms on consecutive nights in one week (usually, they were spread out over two weeks or so).

Additionally, my one elective course happens to have its midterm on that Monday, so I might get 5 nights of consecutive examage. With all my daily classes/labs still running.

That is going to be one fun week.

- A.S.S.R.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on September 13, 2007, 11:30:59 PM
i'm debating if i want to be a dj on campus radio. there's a meeting tonight, if i miss it i wont be able to dj. if i go, what will i talk about? what music will i play? it'll be no use talking about tangerines, or anything that i'd really talk about because no one would listen to that. debating is no fun when it's with yourself.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 14, 2007, 12:05:14 AM
I had a radio program once (with a buddy).  We were "Chip & Chat" and talked about geek stuff for a 1/2 hour once a week (this was about 15 years ago).  We had a great time with the (short-lived) show but it took an incredible amount of prep time (if you wanted to do a good job), and the pay was horrible.  The station's owner said "find your own sponsors!" and we just didn't have the time to do marketing/sales as well so we dumped it.

But it was fun.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 14, 2007, 12:08:01 AM
i'm debating if i want to be a dj on campus radio. there's a meeting tonight, if i miss it i wont be able to dj. if i go, what will i talk about? what music will i play? it'll be no use talking about tangerines, or anything that i'd really talk about because no one would listen to that. debating is no fun when it's with yourself.

Here's some top searches. Maybe it'll give you some ideas.

Yahoo! Buzz Index - Today's Top 20 Overall Searches (http://buzz.yahoo.com/overall/)

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 14, 2007, 07:58:56 AM
i'm debating if i want to be a dj on campus radio. there's a meeting tonight, if i miss it i wont be able to dj. if i go, what will i talk about? what music will i play? it'll be no use talking about tangerines, or anything that i'd really talk about because no one would listen to that. debating is no fun when it's with yourself.

When I went to Southern Tech near Atlanta, one of my buddies was a dj at the school's radio station. As I recall the station was WOGR and they had t-shirts that said, "Pick the WOGR".

 ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 14, 2007, 06:48:24 PM
When I went to Southern Tech near Atlanta, one of my buddies was a dj at the school's radio station. As I recall the station was WOGR and they had t-shirts that said, "Pick the WOGR".

 ;D

That'snot bad!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 16, 2007, 05:27:14 AM
Went to a tequila dinner and got bored out of my mind.

This is a dinner where you show up and pay respects to someone who got an award. I figured... eh... there's food and tequila. It might be fun.

It might be... but it wasn't. Basically it was tiny bite sized food (crackers and cheese) and lots of standing around. I left before the awards started.

Even thinking about it make me bored. Some people paid $60.00 to get in and left 40 minutes later. They didn't look too happy either.

I expect to hear something on Monday about me not staying.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on September 16, 2007, 07:46:41 AM
hmmm

brianna is on a new medication and one of the side effects could be insomnia...

*yawns*

she ain't showing any sign at all of wanting to sleep any time in the near future.

 :bigcry:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on September 16, 2007, 08:08:36 AM
I'm on campus radio, and it's great fun.

Of course, no-one really listens and the show I'm part of may be off-air in the near future.

I've also ingested a significant amount of C2H50H tonight and am wondering if the UV Drunken Ramblings thread will ever resurface (and, if so, would this post qualify - despite lacking the wit and stylistic convention of a Nak-Nak 8.0, regardless of the author's state of chemically-induced euphoria).   

- A.S.S.R.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 16, 2007, 02:01:07 PM
hmmm

brianna is on a new medication and one of the side effects could be insomnia...

*yawns*

she ain't showing any sign at all of wanting to sleep any time in the near future.

 :bigcry:

 :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 16, 2007, 05:18:46 PM
That medication... Could I have a couple pills? Might help out quite a bit in the field when you get midnight shift at he watchpost :3
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on September 16, 2007, 06:03:09 PM
That medication... Could I have a couple pills? Might help out quite a bit in the field when you get midnight shift at he watchpost :3

lol - well what if you end up getting the drooling instead?   ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 16, 2007, 06:17:31 PM
Then noone would notice.  :-X :dizzy: :dozey:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 16, 2007, 06:33:55 PM
That medication... Could I have a couple pills? Might help out quite a bit in the field when you get midnight shift at he watchpost :3

lol - well what if you end up getting the drooling instead?   ;D

That might help him. eg.

Enemy: "Look! It's just ONE solder... let's get him."

Tank: *Turns around* "drool...slurp.... drool"

Enemy: Ayeeee!!! Run! Madman!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on September 17, 2007, 12:09:11 AM
Not sleeping, huh?
Give her a physics textbook. Or a psychology paper.

Instant snore action! :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 17, 2007, 02:18:56 PM
Enemy: "Look! It's just ONE solder... let's get him."

That'll iron things out. Which enemy was in the lead?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 17, 2007, 04:19:28 PM
Enemy: "Look! It's just ONE solder... let's get him."

That'll iron things out. Which enemy was in the lead?

=D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on September 18, 2007, 12:03:11 AM
OW, Hoopy. That burnt >.<
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 20, 2007, 06:10:11 AM
I'm being called into the owner's office tomorrow for a poor attitude and a unhelpful manner.

Can you believe it? Me? Little Miss Sunshine?

Sounds like the owner's got a case of the Monnnndayssss on Wednesday.

This ALL started because I wasn't able to fill out a government grant. A 60 page government grant. Gee... the Adobe Photoshop Goddess can't decipher a 60 page government grant. I mean if you know Adobe and Clone Brushes and Paths you should be able to fill out government grants.

The trouble is I've been able to do all the other things they asked and now that I find myself not being able to do it... I'm being unhelpful. Who did the networks, programmed the phone system, got you PCI compliant, removed the trojans from the computer (Take it away Bluecross!), fixed your printers, gave you Excel programmable forms, etc. Me. Miss Unhelpful.

I sent her a 3 page e-mail explaining how she was wrong. Tomorrow should be interesting.

I feel so... N...

What's the feeling you get when you're chewed out at work?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 20, 2007, 01:03:41 PM
Pissed off?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 20, 2007, 03:28:16 PM
Disgruntled?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 20, 2007, 06:02:29 PM
BlueCrossed?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 20, 2007, 08:34:57 PM
Nah... it's close though.

Well... Bluecrossy could be a synonym.

What's that word I'm looking for?

N... na.... ni...

----------

So she wants a timeline of what I've been doing today and what I did this week... Some stuff has been removed. This is why I had productivity meetings. I could do actually work WHILE I attend a meeting on how we should be working.

8:45 - 9:01 Started draft of timeline.
9:02 - 9:14 Sent pictures to radio station.
9:15 - 9:59. Finished and e-mailed art file.
10:01 - 10:30 worked on timeline and to do list
10:31 - 10:32 Answered e-mail
10:33 - 11:00 Worked on timeline and do to list. Added completion projections.
11:01 - 11:13 Took my 15 minute break
11:14 - 11:30 Continued to work on to do list.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 20, 2007, 08:41:27 PM
Disgruntled?

I thought that's how you feel when they take your pet pig away.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 20, 2007, 08:49:01 PM
Disgruntled?

I thought that's how you feel when they take your pet pig away.

And you also feel sower.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on September 20, 2007, 10:28:28 PM
I think the word could be "Drained"
Like what these puns are doing to my brain >.<
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 21, 2007, 12:39:24 AM
And you also feel sower.

So...did we have the discussion with our boss and if so, how did it go?  :anxious:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 01:26:24 AM
It's in 8 minutes!

I have a 7 page print out of all my duties and responsibilities.

We need a live streaming webcam in the office.

I wonder if Chucara could make such a thing?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 21, 2007, 01:30:40 AM
It's already on.

PS
You have a run in your stocking.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 01:51:38 AM
Still no meeting so let me spend the time by telling you the story of Cookies the Cat from Mexico and how some things never change.

When I was just a wee little lass we used to go to Guadalajara to visit my relatives. My cousin had a cat named: Cookies. Cookies that cat would only play with us when we had fresh (not fit for human) meet from the butcher shop. So we would take our pesos and buy the pet quality meat.

Oh she loved us when we gave her meat. So we got her more meat. We fed and fed her till she threw up all around the house. Cookies also got big and fat.

Many years later, I find myself unable to resist the puppy dog eyes of... well my puppy. Here Junie, have a piece of my buffalo burger. Oh! She loves Carna Asada. Here's some Pita Bread. Junie! Here's some Italian sausage. Oh you love Mama don't you? Here's some ham.

Well... my boyfriend got a earful when he took her to the vet today. Junie is over weight. He got to listen to how human food can break down her teeth and take years off her life.

I am forbidden from giving her human food.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 21, 2007, 02:18:46 AM
Still no meeting so let me spend the time by telling you the story of Cookies the Cat from Mexico and how some things never change.

Just don't let it drive your car.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 04:43:03 AM
According to the owner...

I have a poor attitude and I'm not a team player.

But first! Let's go to the play by play.

According to the owner I'm really smart and when I 'can't' do something it's because I don't want to do it. Turns out I really understood the government grant but I didn't want to do it so I didn't understand it. That's her theory. SO I've done everything else but that one thing sets a precedent.

Turns out that EVERYONE talks about my poor attitude. I have a poor attitude. EVERYONE says it. You can go ahead and ask people. She then started mentioning names. You have a poor attitude (Like I'm really going to ask people. "HEY! I HEARD YOU SAID I HAD A BAD ATTITUDE?!?!")

I'm really smart and fast at things I like to do. BOOM... I get things done.

However...

I don't seem like I feel I'm a member of the team and I'm in my own little world.

Mmmmm yeah. She's right. Honestly it just feels like a job. A job that I do well but I'm not going to kill myself by going overboard. I don't feel like I'm a member of a family. I don't really want to feel like I'm a member of the family. I come in, do my work, do a bit more than you expect and I leave. My phone seems to lose it's battery on the weekends and I just can't be reached after hours. Darn phone.

For me being in my own little world... Yeah. I can give her that. That's a mark of creative and computer people. A good number of us just like to sit in our little corner and do our things. Honestly... I'm not even really interested in what some of them have to say. "Oh guess who's sleeping with Luis!!???" I. Don't. Care. I don't ask about your boyfriend. I don't care about your 2nd boyfriend. I don't care about the party for your daughter. However the moment your daughter is sick, I'm there covering for you and telling you to take your time while you leave to check on her.

So I don't chit chat. I don't roll my eyes when I hear about relationship issues but I don't invite more conversation on it. I'm just not interested that your boyfriend almost caught you with another guy.

Also... I should be committed. "Jen... some of the people here work 50 hours a week. I see you leave at your regular time. Sometimes you'll give us an extra 15 minutes or you'll stay if we ask but I just don't see a level of commitment I like. You don't work extra."

Jen: "Well... I have to disagree with that. My contact says 40 - 45 hours a week. Technically I can satisfy that requirement with 40 hours a week. I work 43 so I'm on the high end of the average."

Owner: "Yeah... I still don't like that. To me... the ones that are truely committed work 50 hours a week."

Jen: *thinks* "Yes... If I wanted to work 50 hours a week, I feel I should committed too. Right to the nearest pych ward."

I am NOT working an extra day just to get a pat on the head.

So I'm being reprimanded because I'm not giving the company an extra day like the people that are committed.

I'm ok with that.

As for my attitude. We all have flaws and sometimes it's hard to see it. However one thing I do know is I have a mix of happy peppy are sarcastic. My sarcastic side comes out online. Even then it's rare and usually as a form of humor. If anything people say I'm slightly annoying because I'm smiling and peppy. I know I'm not foul to people. It one thing I try very hard to do and that's to be nice to people. Even the managers tell me how nice it is to be able to give me something and not have an attitude. One lady was crying when she said it. So is it a conspiracy where they give me praise in person and then run to the owner with tales of horror?

So... this brings me to an interesting theory.

I was told before this meeting that the owner will LIE. I heard it about 3 different times during the last two years. She will LIE to get people to compete with each other. She'll say: "So and so said this and that you aren't a good worker." I assume she hopes to hear: "What? I am too... I'll show them how good of a worker I am. I'll put in MORE hours and let them say that then."

So... I think she's telling me this to have a mental bargaining chip. People say you're mean so perhaps you should make up for that by being happy with the assignments and maybe working extra hours.

I was also told: "I should find ways to dazzle her. I want you to constant think of ways you can impress me."

=o

Then I was told about 5 different times in the meeting how I'm unhappy doing admin. No. That's not what I was getting at. What I'm saying is, you have someone who's had their own businesses, marketing degrees and knows the internet and you have her enter addresses into the computer and fold papers. While this is going on, your business is in the negatives. You are losing several thousand dollars from last year and even more if you assume a positive growth. You don't want to spent 100.00 a week on a clerk to do menial stuff. So I thought! Hey! You're losing money! Why don't you have the Web Guru do some more marketing for you. You'll make MONEY!

Jen... I know you don't like to do data entry.

Jen: NO... you see I want the business to make money...

Jen... everyone has things they don't like to do.

Jen: No... that's not the point. I do things I don't like to do. I just think you might like more sales and...

Jen... Sometimes I go to meetings I don't like...

Jen: Yeah. That's cool. But I'm thinking if I can get that blog up....

Jen... I think you're just going to have to accept you have some admin...

Jen: Uh... ok. *headsmack*

Seriously. If I had someone like NightOwl in my employee... I wouldn't have him doing data entry. He'd be doing what he does best: Writing letters and making me money so I COULD hire an extra person.

Shrug. =)

Taken into the bosses office and being reprimanded for putting my own life ahead of a job. I feel so Night Owly.

*holds up my Owl's Pals card*

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 21, 2007, 04:53:59 AM

I don't seem like I feel I'm a member of the team and I'm in my own little world.


Hehe. This reminded me of a time waaaay back when I was working at the Kroger seafood dept (Kroger being a grocery store) and I announced a spill in the aisle in front of me over the PA system. The manager came back and asked me why I didn't clean it up and I was supposed to have a team attitude. It was all I could do not to laugh in his face and say, "You pay me just over minimum wage and I'm supposed to feel obligated to be a part of your "team"?"

Anyway, at least you know you are leaving soon and you won't have to put up with it anymore. Now you get the added bonus of not even having to feel bad when you give only 2 weeks notice.  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 05:26:29 AM
I got inspired and made this.

The 500 part was added by me. I don't know if Owl's been escorted out or not.

(http://avatarsofjustice.org/images/unwashed/owlspals.png)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 21, 2007, 12:33:22 PM
Some people ar fucktards when it comes to handling employees. Some people like putting their employees up against eachother in an attempt to increase productiveness. Some people have no clue wtf they've got in their employee-base.

Your boss is a grade-A idiot who also happens to be all of the above. Good riddance once you quit :)

>.>

<.<

Is this where you put in a line of code in the new stuff you did that will have their entire system format three days after you leave?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on September 21, 2007, 01:56:16 PM
A word beginning with N to describe how you feel at work could be narked.

I'd heard that human food is better for dogs than dog food is...

I'm going back to uni for a few hours a week.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 04:22:51 PM
I'd heard that human food is better for dogs than dog food is...

Junie's weight gain is surprising to me. I've given her treats but I didn't give her a large amount. eg. One bite of a hamburger (after I broke it off), one slice of ham, etc.

I grew up on a farm and we never got 'dog food' except when they were puppies. They ate what we ate and they never got fat. The only thing I can think of is, being on the farm it's possible they worked out more by running around in the fields. Perhaps that's why I didn't think much of giving her a piece of steak.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 04:24:19 PM
Some people ar fucktards when it comes to handling employees. Some people like putting their employees up against eachother in an attempt to increase productiveness. Some people have no clue wtf they've got in their employee-base.

Yeah... that's the first thought I had when I heard about it. It's sad because there's some really good people but poor behind the scenes management.

Oh I couldn't do the format at THIS job. =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 21, 2007, 05:12:45 PM
According to the owner...
((blah-blah-blah))

That actually went far better than I expected.  I thought your ass was gonna be fired.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 06:03:07 PM
According to the owner...
((blah-blah-blah))

That actually went far better than I expected.  I thought your ass was gonna be fired.

I'm too awesome to be fired. ;D

I think. :anxious:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 21, 2007, 06:11:17 PM
According to the owner...
((blah-blah-blah))

That actually went far better than I expected.  I thought your ass was gonna be fired.

I'm too awesome to be fired. ;D

I think. :anxious:

Yeh, but the problem with that is:

1.  You are smarter than your boss
2.  Some bosses don't like #1

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 06:21:46 PM
Yeh, but the problem with that is:

1.  You are smarter than your boss
2.  Some bosses don't like #1


So you're saying she doesn't want to be Number Two?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 06:22:49 PM
Yeh, but the problem with that is:
1.  You are smarter than your boss
2.  Some bosses don't like #1

Oh this is true. It's amazing how much animosity there can be at work.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 21, 2007, 06:29:45 PM
We're cursed.

Perhaps we should live/work together.  Then the curses would cancel out.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 21, 2007, 10:06:14 PM
So you're saying she doesn't want to be Number Two?

Who...does...number...2...work...for!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 21, 2007, 10:11:43 PM
When I heard: "I want you to DAZZLE me", I felt I should be doing this.

YouTube - The Final Countdown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTeGwdZKhrQ)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 22, 2007, 02:58:23 AM
When I heard: "I want you to DAZZLE me", I felt I should be doing this.

YouTube - The Final Countdown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTeGwdZKhrQ)

Have you seen the movie Parenthood with Steve Martin? There's a line in it you'd love after that speech.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 22, 2007, 03:04:07 AM
When I heard: "I want you to DAZZLE me", I felt I should be doing this.

YouTube - The Final Countdown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTeGwdZKhrQ)

Have you seen the movie Parenthood with Steve Martin? There's a line in it you'd love after that speech.

A LONG time ago. Actually I saw it when it was in the theaters. I just remember the baseball song, the roller coaster story, the anatomically correct doll, the cowboy balloon skit, the baseball part at the beginning, Rick Moranis singing in class and that's about it.

Remind me? =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on September 22, 2007, 04:33:11 AM
I got inspired and made this.

The 500 part was added by me. I don't know if Owl's been escorted out or not.

(http://avatarsofjustice.org/images/unwashed/owlspals.png)

I LOVE IT!!!!

And yes, I've been escorted out :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on September 22, 2007, 04:39:43 AM

This ALL started because I wasn't able to fill out a government grant.


They have a better chance of getting money from the tooth fairy.

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A 60 page government grant. Gee... the Adobe Photoshop Goddess can't decipher a 60 page government grant. I mean if you know Adobe and Clone Brushes and Paths you should be able to fill out government grants.

Tell your boss I would charge 5-7k to decipher and write the proposal for such a grant. Prepaid, please (because I already know they won't see a dime.)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 22, 2007, 05:42:30 AM
(http://avatarsofjustice.org/images/unwashed/owlspals.png)
I LOVE IT!!!!
[/quote]

Awesome. Feel free to use it. =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 22, 2007, 06:15:17 AM
Junie's weight gain is surprising to me. I've given her treats but I didn't give her a large amount. eg. One bite of a hamburger (after I broke it off), one slice of ham, etc.

Just giver her healthy foodz, like melonz (http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/67647/detail/).  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on September 22, 2007, 01:23:46 PM
We finally got some pics of the grandkids last night. It's been over a year since we've seen them and they've gotten so big...and adorable. I'm supposed to start working at the carwash next week. I quit working for the landlord, and now I'm going to work for his son. We've worked together for several yrs. now, and make a great work team, so we figured "why not". Before, we were pressure washing heavy construction equipment, now I'll be washing cars. It's easier, less grubby and sure as hell pays better:) I don't know why, I just can't handle being stuck behind a desk, and I despise the phone. After taking 133 calls in a 4 hour shift, you learn to hate the phone.
My grand-daughter is such a ham! She was actually posing, every time someone grabbed the camera. I keep telling my step-daughter to look into modeling for this child. She's just so cute!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 23, 2007, 08:31:19 PM
I and the boyfriend are working extra to get cushion money for Vegas.

Taking a page from Night Owl's book, we're doing writing assignments for people. The pay is decent. The truly good assignments haven't arrived yet.

I find myself being impatient with the move. I'm tired of San Diego. Perhaps it's just my traveling nature but I can't wait to move again. Las Vegas should be fun for a few years. I figure Las Vegas for a while and then perhaps to Ventura or another city 'above' LA.

I also can't wait till I quit so I can really tell you about my job. No need to do a 100% rant until I'm out of there.

=)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 23, 2007, 08:36:47 PM
Mmmm, job-rant on crazy bitch-bosses and high-school-minded coworkers who love gossip. Can't wait  :dozey:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 24, 2007, 01:18:49 AM
I figure Loveshack might like this review.
---------------------------------------------

We watched Superman Vs Doomsday last night.

The trouble with getting older is you start picking apart comic book logic. Like the Superfriends for example.

"Why is the Legion of Doom using Multi Million dollar robots to rob a liqour store? Couldn't they just sell the robots to the US military and get a contract for 10 year maintaince plan from the Pentagon and make BILLIONS? All while making themselves look like heroes to America?"

So I'm watching the movie and it's not super bad but it's not good. They changed the voices. Anne Heche sounds like she's giving her lines after a marathon. The writing is poor. Superman's drawn with lines on his face to make himself look chiseled but it looks like bad art. Luthor looks metrosexual and not imposing. Toyman isn't a creepy Talking Tina type doll anymore but rather a overweight Goth Kid. But first to the plot holes.

Superman needs to save Lois and Jimmy in helicopters. However he's fighting Doomsday. What does he do? He throws Doomsday through a building and causes it to collapse killing a few thousand people... just to save two. Superman then throws him on railroad tracks (then we see a train go by with the soon to be killed passengers), more buildings and through what I'm guessing is an orphanage.

Then he continues throwing Doomsday though building after building. At no time did he throw him out into the water to fight. Heck, fly him up to Jupiter and throw him in the red spot. Finally at the end he lifts him into near orbit and flies back down with incredible velocity right in the middle of a major city. Couldn't he land in the Arctic or a cornfield?

Finally after thousands of deaths, destroyed buildings, damaged power stations and for all intents and purposes a meteorite striking the city, the citizens of Metropolis are freed of the being who caused the damage when Superman dies.

Here's a review from another site. The part with Luthor on top of Superman's back while on the ground and asking: "Who's your Daddy" sticks in my mind.

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To top it all off, this is quite possibly the gayest Superman ever portrayed on film. I don't mean that in a derrogative sense, I mean that in the sense that this film is laced with slightly veiled homo-erotic phrases or imagery. At more then one occasion, Lex refers to Superman as a "Beautiful God." There's a seen were Lex is fighting his evil Superman clone, straddled on top of him and asking "Why did you leave me?" For a moment, not just myself but the others watching the film with me, honestly thought Lex was gonna kiss him! Throw on top of that a few shots of Supes in a thong with his flowing locks and some oil wrestling between the two Superman and you really get to wondering. My favorite part had to be when evil Superman grabbed the now long-locked Superman by the hair, repeatedly pulling him down to "Knee" him in the face. Of course, all we see is Superman's head bobbing up and down a few times, before falling to his knees and onto the ground. Evil Superman follows this attack with, "Now who's better EQUIPPED to defend the city." I almost fell out of my chair.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 24, 2007, 01:36:06 AM
Going back to Dominica for my Block LEAVE!!! WOW ISLAND LIFE AGAIN!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on September 24, 2007, 02:40:35 PM
i'm just back from london after helping Nat move into her new flat down there.
the flats all horrible and empty and i'm surprised about how much i miss her to be honest.

we were out on saturday to a karaoke bar in london, sang our hearts out, had a little cry and a hug, we'd become a lot closer than i expected but its good.

I've got a few more months up here before i move down but i'm ready for it.
i'm done with Glasgow, its time for London.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 24, 2007, 04:36:24 PM
, its time for London.

London's calling?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 25, 2007, 01:49:40 AM
, its time for London.

London's calling?

It might clash with her schedule.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on September 25, 2007, 10:20:44 AM
, its time for London.

London's calling?

It might clash with her schedule.

 ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on September 25, 2007, 01:46:45 PM
I figure Loveshack might like this review.
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 Toyman isn't a creepy Talking Tina type doll anymore but rather a overweight Goth Kid. But first to the plot holes.

[/end quote]
roflmao!
Owl used to have his computer at work setup so that if you hit certain keys, little sound files would play. One of them was "My name is Talky Tina, and I don't think I like you." The first time I saw the Talking Tina episode, I threw my Chatty Kathy in the bushes across the street. :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 25, 2007, 10:11:16 PM
roflmao!
Owl used to have his computer at work setup so that if you hit certain keys, little sound files would play. One of them was "My name is Talky Tina, and I don't think I like you." The first time I saw the Talking Tina episode, I threw my Chatty Kathy in the bushes across the street. :)
LOL!

At the Welfare department, one of the managers saw "When a Stranger Calls." It's based one the urban legend of a teenager babysitting children and receiving threatening phone calls. In the legend, the teenager calls the police to trace the call. They call back and tell her to get out of the house NOW since the calls are coming from that same house. In some versions, the children have been murdered after the first check and he's trying to lure her up so he can kill her. The movie really freaked the supervisor out.

So I'm walking down the hall and she comes out in front of me but her back is turn and she's walking about 10 feet ahead of me. At this time I was studying cartoon voices and I said in a Witchy kinda tone: "Havvvve yoooo checked... THE CHILLLLLLDREN HAAAAAH???"

She screamed and threw her papers up in the air.

 ;D

I didn't MEAN to scare her. The voice just came out.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on September 26, 2007, 01:32:19 PM
Apparently I have a new cat... we found a little black and white stray kitten.  It's incredibly friendly; to the point where it won't leave you alone and is constantly under foot.  Stitch keeps hissing and swiping at her though.

I didn't want one cat, now I have three! how did this happen?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on September 26, 2007, 02:39:01 PM
Apparently I have a new cat... we found a little black and white stray kitten.  It's incredibly friendly; to the point where it won't leave you alone and is constantly under foot.  Stitch keeps hissing and swiping at her though.

I didn't want one cat, now I have three! how did this happen?

Probably the same way it happened to me.  My latest edition came 2 weeks ago from my sister. The kitten was only 4 wks. old when it ran in front of her car. As soon as she realized it was a little kitten she HAD to pick it up before it got hit by someone. Loaded with tics and fleas and very sick, she dropped it off at the vet. She nursed it back to health for several weeks but had to get rid of it b/c she already has 4 cats. She knew that I'm friends with the animal control officer here, so she dropped off with me to find a home for him. If I call my friend, she has to bring him to humane society, which really isn't all that humane at times, so my husband said that we were keeping him. Now, the cat that I got last summer(another rescue cat), thinks that she is he new kittens mother and plays with him and cleans him. It's so cute to watch. My siamese is still pissed off about the whole thing though and refuses to acknowledge the little bugger.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 27, 2007, 03:05:22 AM
Liz and I at the wedding of two friends a few weeks ago.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on September 27, 2007, 01:24:07 PM
This is my two, stitch is the one sitting on my knee, trying to make a meal of my hand, and the new one is probably wondering why nobody is petting her.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Starseeker on September 28, 2007, 11:14:45 AM
Business is in full swing, part time job involves a English boss isn't as fun as I thought, and trying hard to get a new 30,000 Euro contract for a week's work. 

Go, go, go!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 28, 2007, 09:23:01 PM
Packing bags and gear for Iraq... Fun times. Just as fun as the killer runs in the morning :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 29, 2007, 05:48:49 PM
Some women make me doubt my decision to remain single. Women like my pastor's wife, the wife of another friend and of course all of the UV women  ::) remind me that there are indeed some cool women out there to be found. One other woman who brought my doubts to mind is a beautiful Asian woman who has been taking pottery class for two quarters now. She can do pottery that's waaay beyond anything I could do and it all has a very distinctive look to it. I could pick her stuff out pretty easily from other things. She speaks with just enough of an accent for it to be attractive and she is very tall for an Asian woman at 5'9" or so.

Last night I was tired and not really "feelin it" for pottery class. So I sat down on the hand-building side of the room and started messing around making clay critters. I do this every so often. I get them half done and forget about them until they are so dry I have to throw them away. Anyway, she came in late and sat down next to me (it was pretty much the only open spot on that side). She was very tired too as she had been up to NY and back for work. So we were both in silly moods and we chatted while she attempted to make an angel candle holder and I made my little inadequate (compared to her work) critter.

Anyway, it made me miss just talking to a girl every so often. I used to have two close female friends that I could just sit down and talk to for an hour on the phone. One moved away up North and kind of cut ties with everyone for reasons unknown. The other is a friend's wife and I think he was getting a bit paranoid about my relationship with his wife so I backed off. Better to back off and not lose two friends in the process I suppose.  :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on September 29, 2007, 07:01:42 PM
i'm usually online, like all the time if you ever want to chat.

that seems to be the only thing that college is good for.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 29, 2007, 08:22:06 PM
i'm usually online, like all the time if you ever want to chat.

that seems to be the only thing that college is good for.

Hehe, text chatting isn't the same but thanks for offering.  :)

Also it needs to be with someone that has met me or they will just get scared off by the DDV© .  :'(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 29, 2007, 08:40:07 PM

Also it needs to be with someone that has met me or they will just get scared off by the DDV© .  :'(

The voice is nice! =D

I just couldn't chat much because of roommates in the house. (I liked to stay up late).

Tell you what... I'm going to get a Xbox Elite. You get one and we'll chat till the wee hours of the night.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 29, 2007, 08:49:23 PM
Tell you what... I'm going to get a Xbox Elite. You get one and we'll chat till the wee hours of the night.

Wait....how are we going to get Xboxes and chat till the Wii hours?

*is confused*

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 30, 2007, 01:54:33 AM
Packing bags and gear for Iraq... Fun times. Just as fun as the killer runs in the morning :D

Sounds like our Friday mornings now. Too many people too bozed over from thursday-night drinking = capitol punishment. The bad way. Talk about a 5km jog in terrain. In boots and full uniform. And then a stafetto 200 meters up a 45-degree hill and back down again. Winners go home for a shower, losers split in two. Rinse, lather repeat.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on October 01, 2007, 06:41:12 PM
i've just handed in my notice, i move to london in 4 weeks....

as expected, Robert was sad but cool about it, my sister freaked out, nic is also bummed but excited for me and nat is very very excited.

me? i'm doing ok, i'll probably start feeling sad and scared in a bit and then excited and hopeful, then sad and scared and it'll continue until I've moved, found a job and started my new life in a bigger and badder city than i am currently in

robert asked if i had a fall back plan if it all goes tits-up, I said no, he said 'oh..' , I said 'hmm...oh well, i always land on my feet.' 

lets hope it doesnt go tits up eh?!

hmmmm 4 weeks, reckon i've got enough time to run back and get that resignation letter off liz's desk?
probably not eh....oh well

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 01, 2007, 11:18:28 PM
You get the Doom Handshake and Hug of Respect®.

=)

There's nothing more awesome than taking a chance and going on an adventure.

Best of luck!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 01, 2007, 11:36:01 PM
Well....

We're still having trouble finding a place to apply for in Vegas. The two that we liked got really low marks.

Some of the marks were minor. "The dog run smells like dog pee and I've seen poo on the grass in the dog area!"

Well... yeah. When there's about 80 units and each one has at least one dog there's bound to be some poo.

POO!

I'm sure it doesn't just sit there for days.

I'm wondering if we should just rent a stand alone unit. That will cut down on neighbor smokers, banging on the walls and ceiling. After one year we can start making payments on a house.

Darn shame though... those places looked perfect for dog people.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 02, 2007, 12:09:28 AM
do you think you'll settle for good, or will the 'seven year itch' hit you again?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 02, 2007, 12:11:49 AM
do you think you'll settle for good, or will the 'seven year itch' hit you again?

Oh... Heaven's no. =)

After Vegas, I foresee us moving to Ventura (Above LA) and then maybe to Texas.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on October 02, 2007, 11:36:39 AM
You get the Doom Handshake and Hug of Respect®.

=)

There's nothing more awesome than taking a chance and going on an adventure.

Best of luck!

thanks

although i've had quite a few 'running back with tail between legs' comments which are hurtful but then i think they're just jealous they dont have the nuts to throw caution to the wind and the more they say stuff like that, the more determined i am to make it work. 

anyways, even if i do come back to glasgow it won't be cause london didnt work out, it'll be cause i want to be back here...if that time should ever come and i'm sure it will. 

anyways, worse comes to worse, I'll start smoking crack cocaine and sell my body for drugs, good idea no?

either that or it'll be new york, that's my next destination if i get bored of London.

am i the chinese hobbit version of Doombot?!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 02, 2007, 05:18:07 PM
Oh... Heaven's no. =)

After Vegas, I foresee us moving to Ventura (Above LA) and then maybe to Texas.

then isnt that your answer on the house question?

unless, if you do the buy the house idea, are you thinking about renting it out once you move and have that odd income randomly come in?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 02, 2007, 05:22:37 PM
So very tired today. I was up at 4am and finally decided to take a Sonata which only made me more tired and miserable. I think I finally fell asleep around 5:30 or so. Anyway, it resulted in some strange postings over on LJ.  :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on October 04, 2007, 03:53:28 PM
i've just handed in my notice, i move to london in 4 weeks....

as expected, Robert was sad but cool about it, my sister freaked out, nic is also bummed but excited for me and nat is very very excited.

me? i'm doing ok, i'll probably start feeling sad and scared in a bit and then excited and hopeful, then sad and scared and it'll continue until I've moved, found a job and started my new life in a bigger and badder city than i am currently in

robert asked if i had a fall back plan if it all goes tits-up, I said no, he said 'oh..' , I said 'hmm...oh well, i always land on my feet.' 

lets hope it doesnt go tits up eh?!

hmmmm 4 weeks, reckon i've got enough time to run back and get that resignation letter off liz's desk?
probably not eh....oh well



I just love some of your expressions! If it goes tits up? roflmao! I wish you the best of luck on your new journey. I remember when I was young and adventurous, trying to make a better way for myself. Now I'm "Mom", and adventure greets me every day when my 3 teens come home from school. I think the last daring thing I did was buy a snowboard last winter and go boarding with my kids. This year I passed the board on to my daughter b/c I didn't realize that it was going to screw up my knee the way it did. :(
Sometime, you guys make me feel old. My only solice is knowing that BC is still older.  :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 04, 2007, 08:33:20 PM
then isnt that your answer on the house question?

unless, if you do the buy the house idea, are you thinking about renting it out once you move and have that odd income randomly come in?


Whooops. I missed that question. Yes, we would like to rent it out and have the rent pay for the mortgage and then a little bit extra to offset any repairs and such.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on October 04, 2007, 10:39:14 PM
lets hope it doesnt go tits up eh?!
I just love some of your expressions! If it goes tits up? roflmao!

At least she hasn't gone arse over kite at all :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on October 04, 2007, 10:46:53 PM
Sometime, you guys make me feel old. My only solice is knowing that BC is still older.  :P

*insert scathing remarks here about Old Fartesses*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on October 08, 2007, 12:38:45 PM
Sometime, you guys make me feel old. My only solice is knowing that BC is still older.  :P

*insert scathing remarks here about Old Fartesses*

you're getting rather lazy in your old age BC  :P

it just seems like this is the time for adventures and then when i'm done i'll probably move back to glasgow to settle into old age.

i'll see if i can drop a few more of those sayings in although i've drawn a blank now.... i'll have a think and get back
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 09, 2007, 12:01:14 AM
Continuing to look for a place to live in Vegas. There's about 80 days and we still don't have a place but there's a certain sense of excitement. Like it's a game to find a place before time runs out just like when I run through red lights.

(Kidding. I drive very safe)

(kidding again)

I got my tickets for Christmas so I'll be spending 7 days in Texas. I will of course torment the boyfriend by asking (with doe eyes) to visit a real live Texas Country bar. Hopefully with a mechanical bull. (He like every other Texas transplant HATES country music). I seem to like it more now. Hawaii made me like country music.

My ticket this year was 283.00 vs 1200.00 last year. Glee!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Petrarch on October 11, 2007, 02:10:04 PM
I got promoted at work today. Don't start the new position for another 6 to 8 weeks (at least) but it's a higher grade and more money so it's all good. I move from Finance Administration over to a department that deals with management of schools.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on October 11, 2007, 04:09:21 PM
Well Done!!! have a drink on me xx
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on October 12, 2007, 03:00:50 AM
Going on Block Leave to Dominica to see my folks, a nice break before we're sent off to the Middle East to kick ass and take names.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on October 12, 2007, 08:19:39 PM
Liz found out yesterday that she got accepted to law school.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on October 12, 2007, 10:31:07 PM
Liz found out yesterday that she got accepted to law school.


does she read the board? she should sign up so we can properly congratulate her.

*nods*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on October 14, 2007, 10:02:48 AM
I got kicked outta the army  :bigcry:

Makes me sad. I know I was part of the decision, but still, this is what I wanted to do, and had the enxt two-and-a-half years of my life planned on  :embarassed: Got some form of lung-infection and wa ssick for over three weeks (still am). 10 days sick=kicked and called in for the next season, but I started getting back-problems as well, so I was declared permanently un-fit for military duty. AKA they don't call me bak in, but if I get my back sorted out, I can still go of my own free will.

*sighs*

Yeah, dunno what to do now. Gonna talk with a school guidance-councillor monday and see if I cans tart school january, otherwise I'm gonna have to find a job to support myself with until summer. Leaning towards an engineering-degree in IT, since they currently need around 3 times as many IT professionals as the country is educating and, quite frankly, I love computers.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on October 14, 2007, 10:12:29 PM
I say go bush.
:P

Anyway, sucks to hear it, dude. I can relate to plans falling apart on ya. Happens to the best of us.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Outrider on October 15, 2007, 01:33:19 AM
I got kicked outta the army  :bigcry:

Makes me sad. I know I was part of the decision, but still, this is what I wanted to do, and had the enxt two-and-a-half years of my life planned on  :embarassed: Got some form of lung-infection and wa ssick for over three weeks (still am). 10 days sick=kicked and called in for the next season, but I started getting back-problems as well, so I was declared permanently un-fit for military duty. AKA they don't call me bak in, but if I get my back sorted out, I can still go of my own free will.

*sighs*


They also serve who only stand and wait.  I remember how I felt when my body wouldn't hold up to Ranger training. Was a huge decision for me to give that up for engineering school.  At least you know what's wrong with you. Took me six more years and a lot of medical bs before I finally got diagnosed.  Hang in there, someday this will make sense. 
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on October 15, 2007, 01:51:24 PM
It's been a rough 3 weeks around here. My Mother-in-law had a heart attack and had to have a pace maker put in 3 weeks ago. They released her from the hospital, 3 days after the operation and a week later, she had a stroke. She was in for a couple of days when she had a second stroke that left her in critical condition. When she went in the first time, for the heart attack, my husband wasn't even told until she'd been in the hospital for a week. There are 10 siblings in his family and only 4 of them were told right away.  The sister thats in charge of taking care of his Moms estate and such, chose who should know about their mother and who shouldn't. She went as far as to put a pin # on my mother-in-law, so that we couldn't not obtain information by calling the hospital. She only gave the pin # to the same 4 she told the first time.
The last stroke left her so bad, that she didn't know who we were when we went to see her. It was so hard to see her like that and the whole thought of her maybe not being around much longer is taking it's toll on all of us. Two days before she had the stroke, my sister-in-law from Florida came to see her and took my 3 kids up to help with Grandma's garden. She loves her flowers and always has a beautiful yard. My sister-in-law told me that I should know that those 3 kids made her so happy by that little gesture of helping her and showering her with love, and that her Mom's eyes just beamed with pride that her Grandchildren cared enough to take time for their Grandmother. All in total, she has 26 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Out of all of them, there are probably 6 grandchildren that came to see their grandmother. :(
We can handle his Mom being sick, but the bullshit that started as soon as it didn't look like she was going to make it, was just inexcusable. I've never seen such bad behavior, and it's only coming from one sister and she is the Queen of Evil and nobody wants to mess with her, b/c it would do their mother no good.
Just to ice the cake, I got a call Saturday morning from my Father-in-law and he's in the same hospital as my Mother-in-law now, b/c he had a heart attack too, from all the stress. It's all a very long story and none of it very good, so I'll leave it at that.:( Just letting you guys know why I've been so quite lately.
btw-Thanks for the heads up on Mozilla/Firefox. Great system! I can't believe how fast my computer is now. I was beginning to wonder where the speed in my RRHighSpd was:) I haven't used IE since! I told Overkill when he asked me, that if he asked in the village and it got good recommendations, he could add it. He so happy that I told him to come back to the village.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 15, 2007, 05:55:11 PM
It's been a rough 3 weeks around here.

It certainly sounds that way.  :(

*dwarf hugs*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 15, 2007, 06:31:29 PM
Hugs Tink.

I'm not excusing their behavior but it seems common. When I worked with the elderly people, I saw how abandoned they were. Family would hardly come and they were so alone. That's why it took so long for me to do my calls. They were starving for some sort of interaction and they would just talk to me.

I don't know if it's an inability to deal with pain/death that causes some people to ignore their family or what.

But it is very sad to see.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on October 15, 2007, 06:37:02 PM
*huggles Tink*

As far as what Dooms said, she's pretty much right. Pretty damned sad, but true nonetheless :/
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 15, 2007, 08:17:07 PM
It's been a rough 3 weeks around here.

i know exactly how you feel. my family tells me nothing. my grandfather had a stroke in feburary, my cousins who are never over were here when i got home and it took them an hour to tell me why. when my grandmother was in teh hospital i found out a day after everyone else, and i think my sister was in iowa at the time.

just hold onto the happy memories and you'll make it through.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on October 16, 2007, 01:46:32 PM
I am SOOOO not getting involved with family bs anymore. I won't even bother to tell you things that have been going , nobody would believe it. I've never seen such inhuman behavior in a family before. I've seen lots of families get mean after a loved on passes away, but these ppl take it to a whole new level and the woman isnt' even dead?!?
On a good note, my husband got his Mom to smile a couple times yesterday and she was well enough to drink some tea from a straw, but she's going to need a lot of physical therapy and she will never be like she was. There was just too much damage from the stroke.

Tank-I'm so sorry you got kicked out of the Army. Major suckage! :( *Hugs* I hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on October 16, 2007, 08:45:26 PM
Family stuff like that sucks, I'm sorry Tink. : (
Army stuff like that also sucks, sorry Tank. : (
Weird. TinkTank.

My great grandmother passed two weeks ago, but she was 98 so no one felt cheated. She's the crazy old German lady who killed a snake with a gardening spade only a few years ago. She'll be missed, she always reminded us how stupid petty family squabbles were. No one left has the balls to be that blunt any more.

On the plus side I'm finally working in IT as my main job now, I design websites for other departments on campus here at UNT, and it's giving me fulltime experience so I can finally start a career and stop hearing "Ooh I'm sorry we're not hiring entry-level people now" after my ten years of part-time experience with computers. So be ready for that Tank, but if you have a degree in it they're a little more forgiving (my degree is in music composition so it's hard to find work as a computer-type guy without experience, thus the classic catch-22 situation).

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on October 16, 2007, 09:45:39 PM
DK is screaming for IT professionals, they've outsourced over 20k jobs the last couple years (population is less than 6 million). There's companies with 20grand sign-on payments and some even offer another 20grand after 6 months if you're still there o.O
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 16, 2007, 10:11:39 PM
went home for the weekend. parents came to pick me up on friday after class, felt kinda achy on the way home figured good sleep in my own bed would make me feel better. saturday felt the beginings of a cold and drank tea. yesterday it hit me and now i feel dead. took the train back to school and didnt expect that changing my sheets would be heavy labor, but with the bunk it decided to beat the crap out of my already sore back. i've got at least two hours of homework for each class, four classes. and then i have a final for the fifth class. yes a final. it's a half semester class and really annoying.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 17, 2007, 02:57:52 AM
Sorry to hear that Tank. =/

I'm sure there will be things you love in the future... things that you wouldn't have been able to do if you went into the Army but still...

I'm sorry you didn't get to do what you've been planning for.

*Hug*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 17, 2007, 07:27:31 PM
I designed a business card using nothing but simple shapes, text and a Vector image I downloaded from IStockphoto.

Then I saw the TINIEST bit of pixelization. Then I wondered why I didn't do it in Illustrator where it's all Vector Artwork. I used Photoshop out of habit.

Grrrrr...

Oh well... the cards come in a few days. Hopefully they'll be fine.

Explanation: Illustrator doesn't shapes and text very well. Pictures too if you're talented enough to work with it. Since it's Vector it means you can probably increase the size to whatever and it'll always look sharp.

With Photoshop, if you increase the size you'll get an effect similar to stretching a image on PlayDoh
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 17, 2007, 07:34:07 PM
Our pottery teacher had to go in for surgery a few weeks ago and has been recovering at home. So this quarter we have a substitute teacher who is more skilled at hand building and less at wheel throwing. So atm, I've got several hand built pieces in various stages of completion including a small platter and two plates. I started another hand built critter but I've decided I just can't work on those effectively. It takes a lot of work just to get one ready to fire and my attention span just isn't long enough to get one done.

I have gotten three thrown pieces done but only one turned out ok. The other two weren't that good so I made them glaze experiments. One turned out a pretty green though so at least I learned a good glaze combo. I'll put pics of everything up when I have enough to justify a new thread.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 17, 2007, 09:30:25 PM
Well... got everything ready for the first movement of stuff. The Hotel, Storage Unit and Truck are rented.

We're taking EVERYTHING we possibly can so they'll be less stuff later.

We have to move a vintage Tron machine. Let me clarify. We have to move a HEAVY vintage Tron Machine. That will be interesting.

It's going to be a rushed couple of days. Get the truck, drive to the San Diego Unit, move things into the truck, drive for 5 hours to Vegas, move things from the truck, go to the hotel, check in, get made up, go eat at Quarks, go see Spam-A-Lot, go to sleep, wake up, eat breakfast at Quarks, drive back, leave the truck, go to sleep and get up for work the next day.

At least it won't be boring. We're also taking the puppy with us. =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on October 17, 2007, 09:53:29 PM
I'm applying to an MFA (master of fine arts) program in creative writing at a pretty good school.  Normally I'd never get in because my GPA blows, but I'm taking an advanced fiction class at said school as a non-degree student, and my professor is the director of the MFA program, so I'm going to get a recommendation from him and get him to critique the pieces I'll use in my application portfolio.

so basically hopefully I'll be back in school next year. 

MUST GO BACK TO COLLEGE
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 17, 2007, 09:59:38 PM
MUST GO BACK TO COLLEGE

can you afford college?

(and btw, according to the firefox spell checker, your name is spelled wrong.)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on October 18, 2007, 11:34:51 AM
i move to london 2 weeks tomorrow!!!!  aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh the excitement! 
going down on sunday to sort out jobs and check out the house
then 2 fridays after that, i'll be moving out of Alex's, driving 6ish hours down the road, moving into my new flat, having a house warming the next day and then maybe China Town for dinner on sunday  ;D

i also found out that the guy i'm seeing might have a wife but since i'm moving anyways, I don't really care. 

my friend's baby is getting dunked next sunday so got to get a Christening present and a new outfit tonight

its all terribly exciting!

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on October 20, 2007, 05:55:37 AM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0092.jpg)

Another day at work...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on October 20, 2007, 03:29:52 PM
Things are finally looking up. My mother-in-law is talking a little now and eating a bit more. They had her sitting up in a chair yesterday, which is excellent news. My father-in-law got out of the hospital on Tues. and he's already back to work, so we're back to worrying about just one person. If we could only find some sort of muzzle or cage for his sister. Out of a family of 10 children, I've never seen one person be able to alienate 6-7 of her brothers and sisters all at once. It's amazing and frightening at the same time. The bitch is pure evil.

?- Is Carib the same person as Rama Stryfe?
Nice pic:)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 20, 2007, 08:40:49 PM
?- Is Carib the same person as Rama Stryfe?
Nice pic:)

aye he is.

and i'm glad to hear that things are looking up.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on October 22, 2007, 03:49:26 PM
MUST GO BACK TO COLLEGE

can you afford college?

(and btw, according to the firefox spell checker, your name is spelled wrong.)

Not really, but most MFA programs offer a plethora of ways to squirrel out of paying tuition if they accept you.  For example I'm also applying to be a TA, which would mean they'd wave tuition and pay me a stipend.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 22, 2007, 06:25:20 PM
Not really, but most MFA programs offer a plethora of ways to squirrel out of paying tuition if they accept you.  For example I'm also applying to be a TA, which would mean they'd wave tuition and pay me a stipend.

you should apply at my school so we can annoy each other.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on October 27, 2007, 01:08:17 AM
My Time off spent with the one I love


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0115.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 27, 2007, 01:25:18 AM
Awwww... =)

She's pretty. You two look good together.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on October 27, 2007, 02:06:43 AM
Thanks... Something worth come back from the war for...



Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on October 29, 2007, 10:10:34 AM
make sure you stay safe then...

*waves to Carib and his pretty girl
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on October 29, 2007, 12:39:04 PM
*whistles* Dang, nice lookin' lady you have there Carib. ;)

I love that color on the wall behind you. I've tried matching it a couple of times, but always end up with something too bright.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on October 29, 2007, 05:00:35 PM
today is my last day of my job here at Glasgow City Council

and i'm starting to feel quite sad :(

we've had a good day joking about and getting along and liz has been joking saying i'm fired to almost every clumsy thing i've done including dropping biscuits and spilling milk. 

now i feel sad :( but i'll see them on thursday so i'll be properly upset then
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on October 29, 2007, 06:36:21 PM
Whoa Carib!

One of you is very lucky!

(and it's probably you)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 29, 2007, 10:17:03 PM
I started watching Red Dwarf.

Hill.....larious. =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on October 29, 2007, 10:40:33 PM
Yes. Yes it is.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 30, 2007, 04:57:43 AM
I started watching Red Dwarf.

Hill.....larious. =)


Pasty white Dwarves are better.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on October 30, 2007, 09:16:01 AM
Red Dwarf is funny right up till series six; seven and eight are awful in my opinion.

To keep on topic though:  I'm single again, Michelle puts it down to the fact that we're different people and that she doesn't think I gave myself enough time before I got into another relationship.  I suppose I agree with her to a point but I do love her and I'm going to miss having her in my life, I wish that more time had passed and the ghosts of the past were a little quieter before I started seeing her.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on October 30, 2007, 06:30:29 PM
I wish that the ghosts of the past were a little quieter before I started seeing her.

I used that as a quote, if you don't mind.

Not because it was funny but because it was good.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on October 31, 2007, 01:53:11 PM
Me and my Cousins in the country side of Dominica
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0111.jpg)



Some nice scenic Photos
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0113.jpg)


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0117.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0120.jpg)


Some pics from back home...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on October 31, 2007, 05:25:51 PM
Great pics.

Cute kids, lush countryside.  Sometimes its all good, eh? :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on October 31, 2007, 06:13:20 PM
Those kids have a very nice exotic look about them.

The country like looks nice. It looks like Kauai. The style of buildings are different though but it's beautiful.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on November 02, 2007, 12:12:02 PM
Those kids have a very nice exotic look about them.

The country like looks nice. It looks like Kauai. The style of buildings are different though but it's beautiful.

A friend of mine lives there and it's absolutely beautiful. I'm glad I saw these pics, b/c all the pics my friend showed me were of million $ mansions for sale. I passed up spending a summer there with the kids b/c my husband didn't want to go and it would have been too much for him to take care of the animals/house for an entire summer. Beautiful views though.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on November 02, 2007, 05:18:43 PM
Michelle left an hour or two ago, I miss her, I miss my cats and I just want to curl into a ball.

I either won't post for a bit or I'll post drunk in  a few hours, please ignore me and delete any drunken posts if they're offensive.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on November 02, 2007, 05:54:38 PM
all the plans i'd made for moving have now gone tits up and i'm terribly terribly upset  :bigcry:

i'm missing my house warming party, jobless for another week and my final pay was not what i hoped it would be

seriously seriously stressed out, upset, penniless and in need of a hug

its a bad bad friday
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 02, 2007, 05:56:56 PM
http://www.firish.com/stuff/sweetpea.html (http://www.firish.com/stuff/sweetpea.html)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 02, 2007, 06:07:45 PM
all the plans i'd made for moving have now gone tits up and i'm terribly terribly upset  :bigcry:

i'm missing my house warming party, jobless for another week and my final pay was not what i hoped it would be

seriously seriously stressed out, upset, penniless and in need of a hug

its a bad bad friday

Somehow it will work out

*hugs*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on November 02, 2007, 06:20:41 PM
It is indeed a bad friday.

I feel like I should exit stage left though; player you have been upstaged!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Haze on November 04, 2007, 03:48:33 PM
Just graduated basic training. On my 36 hour pass right now. I go back to Benning for AIT this afternoon, which I finish Dec. 12.

(http://a129.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/54/l_1fd82d8aba108994098aedf6312f31b0.jpg)

(http://a312.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/12/l_1b34644b46ff38909a0950e3f7c8a27f.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on November 04, 2007, 10:36:44 PM
Nice, good to see a recruit with a baret that actually sits correctly  :surprised:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 04, 2007, 10:50:20 PM
why do you look younger in uniform than not?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 05, 2007, 02:09:59 AM
Spent the morning at Wal-Mart with Spider-Man.

Sweetest moment was seeing someone hug Spider-Man (actually several times) and hearing one kid go: "Because of you Spidey... I'll never do drugs."

=)

Sounds like something out of a After School Special but he really said that. =)

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on November 05, 2007, 02:20:13 AM
"Because of you Spidey... I'll never do drugs."

Well, when Spidey's experiments with drugs made him grow four more arms (and get bitch-slapped by vampires), I was convinced never to try them either!
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/19/Amazing_Spidy_101.jpg/250px-Amazing_Spidy_101.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 05, 2007, 03:58:06 PM
FREAKIN COMCAST!

No internet or cable TV since Saturday morning because the lady upstairs moved out and they cut off MY cable. Repair tech came here and set it back up for me. STUPID COMCAST!

 >:(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on November 05, 2007, 04:06:40 PM
If it's any consolation, all cable companies are dicks.

Charter forced me to upgrade to digital cable and in the process broke one of the coaxial connectors and we lost internet for three days.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 05, 2007, 08:35:58 PM
we lost internet for three days.

*faints*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on November 05, 2007, 09:00:21 PM
When I was in high school my parents were happy when we lost our internet access because my brother and I stopped spending time on the computer.
But then my mom went nuts when she couldn't check the weather or news when she wanted to, since we didn't have cable or satellite at the time.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on November 06, 2007, 05:08:51 PM
Midterms are over and the Canadian dollar still stands pretty high.

With the influx of free time, I've started down what might be a self-destructive spiral of ebay bidding. A shopping trip to Buffalo might also be in order within the next couple of weeks. 
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on November 06, 2007, 05:10:11 PM
Welcome to the fold, Haze!

You Infantry, right?
Oh and for those who don't know, I am the guy with the Brown skin :D

This was from MOUT on Shugart Gordon, Ft. Polk.  Not the best duty station but the shoot house and MOUT site are excellent!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0149.jpg)


And this is some down time... After all, a soldier isn't a machine
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0142.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0136.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0143.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Haze on November 11, 2007, 07:54:16 PM
Yeah, 11B. I finish OSUT on Dec. 12, then I've got some downtime before I've got to come back to Benning for Airborne.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 12, 2007, 05:34:02 PM
Airborne!

You realize, of course, you actually have to jump OUT of those planes!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 14, 2007, 01:57:55 AM
Got a place in Vegas. Glee! =)

The place is friggin awesome. Instead of typing it all, I'll just cut and paste from the BF's e-mail. (Loveshack? I assume you got a e-mail from him?) Edit: He's mostly talking about the deli place and how much our current place is horrible. Scratch that. I'll just type myself.

It's awesome. There's a Krav Maga place ONE MILE AWAY! GLEEEEEE!!!

We're getting about 450 more square feet for $225.00 less. A Washer and Dryer in the unit (We have none now). A fireplace, outside storage unit, Vaulted ceilings, 2 bathrooms. It's friggin awesome. There's STORAGE PLACES EVERYWHERE! I have room for all the towels and stuff. There's a patio. There's a workout center. There's a pool. There's a WALK IN CLOSET!!!!

The Kitchen is so roomy! *dies*

There's so many different things around there. Here is Old Town, it's just Mexican Food restaurants and old buildings. There's little variety. Also some of the things here are far enough away where walking isn't really a option. Over there the stores are close by and I can run and get fresh items for a meal. AND... Gas is cheaper there and there's no State Income Tax. =)

We're about 15 minutes from the strip and that's fine with me. Someone said our area is 'boring' and that's where souls go to die. eg. It's too suburban. That's fine with me. I can drive to the excitement and not have to worry about meth addicts eyeing our car. Last thing I want to do is be around Needles The lovable heroin Addict who makes live exciting.

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I almost went to the Star Trek Open Call but I had to work and my Mom was coming over. He went though. =)

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Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on November 14, 2007, 02:12:54 AM
finally made it to london and it all got terribly terribly stressful tho my last weekend in glasgow turned out quite well.

went to see foo fighters with Nic at the SECC and it was fucking awesome.. there is no other way to describe it

but i've moved and my flat is absolutely beautiful, i've got my interview on thursday at 10am and i'm getting briefed tomorrow so hopefully it'll all go well.

my laptop has broken tho and i've lost the charger for my phone so went on a wee trek to find a charger today but found out the closest carphone warehouse is about 45 mins away by bus.  at least it'll give me something to do tomorrow

hopefully it'll all come good on thursday, fingers crossed
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 14, 2007, 02:18:21 AM
Wow! Grats to Sweetpea and Doomsie both  8)

Two of our UV womenz can started on their new nests.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 16, 2007, 12:49:46 AM
Wow! Grats to Sweetpea and Doomsie both  8)

Two of our UV womenz can started on their new nests.

Thanks! =)

I waaaaaanna move now!

It's just sitting there waiting for us to love it. =/

This will be the longest 45 day wait ever. Did I mention there's a massage training center nearby where I can get body massages for cheap?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 16, 2007, 01:17:02 AM

This will be the longest 45 day wait ever. Did I mention there's a massage training center nearby where I can get body massages for cheap?

Well at least they aren't free so you know BC isn't working there.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on November 16, 2007, 02:15:08 PM
It must be that time of year again. I got a notice yesterday for an appearance in court, for support. It's a warrant review, which means, they will make me wait 1 hr. 1/2 , just to go before the judge and say, "Yes, I want my $33,000 back child support." I have to jump through all the hoops and make sure I've done my research, b/c if the county lawyer had to actually put out some energy making calls, we might just make some headway! 10 mf'ing years waiting for him to pay support and all they keep telling me is "M'am we know where he lives, but we can't get him to come out of his house." WTF? These ppl are stupid if they expect me to believe that my ex hasn't come out of his house in over a year. His wife always says he's not home. Well, d'uh! Of course she's gonna lie, b/c her husband has to come up with $30,000 or go to jail. Personally, I wish I knew Dog the Bounty Hunter at times like these, and usually I can't stand that guy. lol! My ex is afraid of biker types.
Add to that, we got the news that my mother-in-law has been moved to a nursing home. :( My sister-in-law has let up on her b.s. and has even started talking to her brother  and me ,finally, after 11 yrs.. It's still all a mess, with a lot of the siblings thinking they're putting their mark on what belongings of their mothers they can have, or they feel they are entitled to. My poor husband is just pissed off that some of his brothers and sisters are that friggin petty and uncaring.
My Mom isn't doing so hot in Arkanasas, so I'm worried about her too. My Dad just lost his sight in one eye, so he is limited as to what he can do as well. I'm torn between moving to help take care of my parents, and staying here, so my husband can be with his Mom. I hate this double edged sword shit.:(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 16, 2007, 06:41:54 PM
It must be that time of year again. I got a notice yesterday for an appearance in court, for support. It's a warrant review, which means, they will make me wait 1 hr. 1/2 , just to go before the judge and say, "Yes, I want my $33,000 back child support."

My mom had to raise me basically without any help from my dad in that area. She'd go to court and then he'd pay a little then stop again. This was 30ish years ago and you'd think by now they'd have improved the system to make sure deadbeats support their kids.  :beadyeyes:

Sorry to hear about the other family stuff. I hope things improve soon.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on November 16, 2007, 07:14:32 PM
sorry to hear its not going well Tink, did you start your campaign on myspace?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 16, 2007, 08:01:23 PM
My computer at home is dead.

It's been powering up for a bit and then stopping. It's like the image on the screen is frozen. eg. I can see things but I can't move anything. Sometimes I'll get graphical scrambled on my screen. eg. One part of the image shows up on another part of the screen.

Now it won't show anything on the screen.

Blah... I just needed it to run for another three months.

This means I'm going to have trouble doing art and writing assignments and looking for work in Vegas.

Curse you Richar... uh Dell!

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Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 18, 2007, 04:04:44 AM
Ok, the computer is coming back for either hours or minutes at a time. Using Opera seemed to increase the duration of it's uptime. I wonder why.

I wasn't sure if it was getting over heated somehow. When we had the fan on it, it lasted longer. Yet it's freezing over here in SD. The temps all the way down to 62. Brrr

So I have the case open and a turbo fan blowing right into it along with it's normal fan.

Let's see what happens. =/
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 18, 2007, 04:11:42 AM
Ok, the computer is coming back for either hours or minutes at a time. Using Opera seemed to increase the duration of it's uptime. I wonder why.

I wasn't sure if it was getting over heated somehow. When we had the fan on it, it lasted longer. Yet it's freezing over here in SD. The temps all the way down to 62. Brrr

So I have the case open and a turbo fan blowing right into it along with it's normal fan.

Let's see what happens. =/

FYI both ATI and Nvidia have programs you can use that will monitor the temp of both your CPU and GPU. I'm not sure if you have to have one of their cards for it to work or not though.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on November 18, 2007, 05:22:36 AM
Me on Guard Duty, yeah!!! Great Times.

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Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 18, 2007, 06:11:40 AM
Me on Guard Duty, yeah!!! Great Times.

Pick a weapon and stick with it, sheesh! You think you're in COD4 or somethin!?!    ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 18, 2007, 06:19:19 AM
Me on Guard Duty, yeah!!! Great Times.

Pick a weapon and stick with it, sheesh! You think you're in COD4 or somethin!?!    ;)

Mmmm 10 weapons. 1 - 0 on the keyboard!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on November 18, 2007, 07:19:56 AM
Me on Guard Duty, yeah!!! Great Times.

Pick a weapon and stick with it, sheesh! You think you're in COD4 or somethin!?!    ;)

Mmmm 10 weapons. 1 - 0 on the keyboard!

I always had something of a twisted love affair with the freezethrower.  I don't see it along the fence there, though.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on November 18, 2007, 08:22:54 PM
Sadly I got the longer of the rifles.... Yeah me and Sarge on a Patrol in the sticks...

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Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 19, 2007, 05:16:42 PM
FYI both ATI and Nvidia have programs you can use that will monitor the temp of both your CPU and GPU. I'm not sure if you have to have one of their cards for it to work or not though.

Most low-end (and older) cards do not have the necessary chip/hardware/whatever to monitor the card temp.  For example, my ATI X1300 does not have it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on November 20, 2007, 03:45:29 PM
Me on Guard Duty, yeah!!! Great Times.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/CCI11172007_00001.jpg)

Could I borrow one of those.  ;)
I still miss my ex, but my aim is getting better. ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on November 20, 2007, 08:29:26 PM
I suggest the one with the underbarrel grenade launcher. Then missing becomes alot less of a problem ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 21, 2007, 07:15:20 AM
It *appears* that my hardware issues were due to my hard drive crapping out on me. So the bad news is that I had to get a new drive and have been installing Windows XP for the last several hours. The good news is that I went ahead and upgraded to a 10,000 RPM drive so at least something positive came out of it.

Like I said it appears that the drive was my issue. It had to either be that, my power supply or my MB. I kept getting those blue screens of death and couldn't narrow down what might be causing them more than that. WIth this new drive though I've been downloading and installing programs for several hours with no blue screens so it looks like I guessed right.

I've set Steam to DLing COD4 overnight and I'll have to grab TF2, HL2 and the rest of it tomorrow.

I won't feel completely out of the woods until I get to gaming and see if everything is working properly with video and sound.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 21, 2007, 07:17:17 AM
I suggest the one with the underbarrel grenade launcher. Then missing becomes alot less of a problem ;)

Yeah but if you get that you can't add a grenade perk.

/end COD4 nerdiness
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 21, 2007, 11:27:53 PM
Ugh...the on board sound on my MB was a real pain to get going again. I had to find some Windows patch that fixed something SP3 does to some sound cards. The problem? MS claims the patch is still in beta and charges you around $50 to download it off their site. I found another link for it though so the first part was done.

Now I had to track down sound drivers for my MB's on board sound because, oddly enough, they weren't in the driver file Nvidia had on their site. On that one I ended up having to install drivers for another company's 680i MB and hope for the best. Luckily both my MB and that one seem to be stock so it has worked fine for now.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on November 22, 2007, 07:54:44 PM
Deployment to Iraq next week. So I will be gone for a spell, though I hope to send pictures if I can... an if not, well everyone take care :D :army:

Going to do some   :rifle:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 23, 2007, 03:13:49 AM
Going to do some   :rifle:

Hopefully as little as possible.

Stay safe man. 
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 23, 2007, 07:39:46 AM
Deployment to Iraq next week. So I will be gone for a spell, though I hope to send pictures if I can... an if not, well everyone take care :D :army:

Going to do some   :rifle:

Good luck!

Hopefully it's a short deployment and you'll be back having fun in the States fairly soon. =)

Hugs,

Jen
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on November 23, 2007, 05:57:04 PM
Godspeed, man. Have as much fun down there as you can, and make sure to bring home a jar of Iraqi dirt :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on November 23, 2007, 10:59:09 PM
Yeah I will try for it... and I will see if I can get some pics of Saddam's crib.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on November 24, 2007, 01:13:06 PM
Deployment to Iraq next week. So I will be gone for a spell, though I hope to send pictures if I can... an if not, well everyone take care :D :army:

Going to do some   :rifle:
send me your e-mail and I'll keep in touch while you're over there. I stayed in contact with someone that was in Iraq for over a year. He just finished his tour and is back home. The Army has realized that contact with ppl back home is essential for our soldiers and they do get to use a laptop  on occasion.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 24, 2007, 07:16:31 PM
Deployment to Iraq next week. So I will be gone for a spell, though I hope to send pictures if I can... an if not, well everyone take care :D :army:

Going to do some   :rifle:
send me your e-mail and I'll keep in touch while you're over there. I stayed in contact with someone that was in Iraq for over a year. He just finished his tour and is back home. The Army has realized that contact with ppl back home is essential for our soldiers and they do get to use a laptop  on occasion.

That's a great idea! I'll PM you with my email address as well Carib.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 24, 2007, 07:22:04 PM
Oh... we should do a gift box for our Villagers that are deployed!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 24, 2007, 07:25:40 PM
We got a side job as travel writers for Vegas attractions. Basically we get two free tickets and paid to write a 5 - 7 page review.

This is good because we want to do that whole 'OMG! We're in a new place! We should go out and see everything this place has to offer!' mode.

It's also good because we'll see things we may not feel like paying to go see. eg. I'm sure Wayne Brady is funny but given the choice between Wayne Brady and Cirque de Soleil: Love, we'll pick Cirque de Soleil.

Now we can see both. =)

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on November 25, 2007, 04:01:22 AM
Sounds like an idea of an Unwashed Villager Box.... :D

How many deployed or active soldiers does UV have anyway?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on November 25, 2007, 12:28:08 PM
The place is friggin awesome. Instead of typing it all, I'll just cut and paste from the BF's e-mail. (Loveshack? I assume you got a e-mail from him?)

Yep, he wrote me back, I just haven't read my e-mail thoroughly.  I'm bad about that.  Let me give it a gander and I'll get back to you.  I reckon I owe him my thanks too.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on November 28, 2007, 12:24:34 AM
i'm stressed
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 28, 2007, 12:27:41 AM
i'm stressed


Tell us!

=|
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 28, 2007, 08:26:16 PM
I apparently have a little escape artist in my apartment! A few mornings ago I opened the door to the cat room where I keep them locked up at night and sat down at the computer. After a little bit I saw George run by me when she is supposed to be locked up in her cage. I thought it was me forgetting to close her upper cage door at the time. It would be easy to do since I feed and water them at the same time and my mind works like a steel sieve these days.

Today I got home from getting my allergy shots and she was running around free again! I know for a fact that I closed her cage doors last night because I've been especially careful since the first incident. So now I'm going to have to tie the cage doors so she can't get out...the little bugger.  ;D

Reminder - I'm sure someone new will ask or someone old will have forgotten but I keep her in the cage because she has a bad thyroid problem and tends to pee on or scratch up every piece of furniture that she can get her little paws on. She can be let out with supervision but only with supervision.

Bonus pic of the culprit now included
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on November 29, 2007, 07:07:12 AM
In Kuwait.... Tired, already started training.... and its cold here. You'd think an arid wasteland would be scorching, but no, nipply weather and cold mornings. But it isn't too bad. We got some downtime today, and using it :D Not sure when I'll be in Baghdad playing tag with Insurgents but when I am settled in, I will let you know. Thanks for the kind thoughts, the support and the prayers.... I will need every one of them.

take care!

Rama
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 29, 2007, 06:07:10 PM
Big hugs!

Please keep us filled in on your adventures when you can. We find it interesting. =)

In Kuwait.... Tired, already started training.... and its cold here. You'd think an arid wasteland would be scorching, but no, nipply weather and cold mornings. But it isn't too bad. We got some downtime today, and using it :D Not sure when I'll be in Baghdad playing tag with Insurgents but when I am settled in, I will let you know. Thanks for the kind thoughts, the support and the prayers.... I will need every one of them.

take care!

Rama
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 02, 2007, 07:53:09 PM
We discovered that despite not having a big house full of furniture... our surroundings aren't exactly Spartan.

I brought boxes from work and they're being filled right away and there's STILL more things to move. This is madness.

There's so many 'little things' that it's a puzzle to figure out where to go next. This place was/is full of knick naks. Vases, Glass Penquins, Doctor Doom Statues, China plates, frames, more vases, Candles, etc.

It's going to be interesting when I get back. Within this month I will be letting my boss know about my move, flying out to Texas for 8 days, coming back and working my last few days, moving all of our stuff, driving to Vegas and then unpack everything and then start either our self employment or a traditional job for a few months.

Pant pant.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on December 03, 2007, 10:05:09 PM

It's going to be interesting when I get back. Within this month I will be letting my boss know about my move

Have a camera ready. definitely gonna be a "Kodak moment"
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on December 04, 2007, 12:46:59 PM
Camels, they sneak on you everytime.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 04, 2007, 05:21:16 PM
You forgot to move the price tag from the gun barrel.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on December 04, 2007, 06:00:02 PM
he wants to return it when this is all over
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on December 05, 2007, 11:21:25 AM
Blank Firing Adapter.... Don't want to shoot the camels.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 06, 2007, 03:29:06 AM
I took my last exam for my Masters Degree today. I will graduate in a week and a half.

You may all send me graduation gifts now.  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Starseeker on December 06, 2007, 05:06:20 AM
Damn, an UVer getting a master degree, there is just something not right about it.   ;D

I kid.  Congrats, I know how much work that is.  Considering I am surrounded by degrees working here. 

How about something completely random from my collection? 
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 08, 2007, 07:00:38 PM
My electric razor I've had for well over a hundred years just broke a couple of days ago. It was just the trimmer part but since that's the part I use the most now I have to go buy a new one.

It was a good lad. *sniffle*

*plays Taps*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 08, 2007, 07:08:14 PM
My electric razor I've had for well over a hundred years just broke a couple of days ago. It was just the trimmer part but since that's the part I use the most now I have to go buy a new one.

It was a good lad. *sniffle*

*plays Taps*

It must have been some razor! How many pounds of hair has it removed?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 08, 2007, 10:48:32 PM
My electric razor I've had for well over a hundred years just broke a couple of days ago. It was just the trimmer part but since that's the part I use the most now I have to go buy a new one.

It was a good lad. *sniffle*

*plays Taps*

It must have been some razor! How many pounds of hair has it removed?

I can't remember owning another razor but I had to have replaced one at some point because I started shaving about 20 years ago. However I have absolutely no memory of when I bought this one so it could have lasted 10+ years.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 09, 2007, 11:27:29 PM
Bah... I still have my cold. This has to be the worst cold in at least 10 years.

Please people... if you're sick... don't sick in the office and hack all day. This is how I got my cold. At least I took a day off to try to get better.

Before I got my cold. I listened to someone hack, sneak and make sounds not unlike you hear in a movie with Undead people.

Jen: "Wow... you sound bad. How about going home?"

No... I have work to do.

Jen: "Wow... you should go home."

No... I have work to do.

Jen: "Maybe you should go home and rest?"

No... I need to finish this.

Jen: "That sounds pretty bad. Why don't you go home."

Nah... I need to finish this.

Jen: "Hope that doesn't turn fatal. Hope nobody else gets sick. How about going home?"

The boss will get mad.

Jen: *Hari-Kari*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sandru on December 11, 2007, 05:05:35 PM
My dog, Peppermint, passed away Dec. 9th late in the night. We thought she had gone into heat, but that night she went outside and she didn't want to come back in. She layed down on the ground and she wouldn't stand, so I had to carry her to the emergency vet. Her back legs had blood on them. We were told when she had her surgery in august that she had at most 6-12 months left.

She was in pain, and was too weak to be operated on...which would have only let her live a short while longer..and in no way living the life she knew.

I was in the room when they euthanised her. I'll never forget seeing her eyes looking at me as he began to inject her...and knowing she was already gone =\
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 11, 2007, 08:42:53 PM
Condolences on your dog.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on December 12, 2007, 03:28:47 PM
My dog, Peppermint, passed away Dec. 9th late in the night. We thought she had gone into heat, but that night she went outside and she didn't want to come back in. She layed down on the ground and she wouldn't stand, so I had to carry her to the emergency vet. Her back legs had blood on them. We were told when she had her surgery in august that she had at most 6-12 months left.

She was in pain, and was too weak to be operated on...which would have only let her live a short while longer..and in no way living the life she knew.

I was in the room when they euthanised her. I'll never forget seeing her eyes looking at me as he began to inject her...and knowing she was already gone =\
*Hugs* Sandru. It's terrible to lose a pet. I wish our pets lived as long as we did.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 12, 2007, 06:02:06 PM
Sorry to hear it Sandru   :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 12, 2007, 07:15:52 PM
My dog, Peppermint, passed away Dec. 9th late in the night. We thought she had gone into heat, but that night she went outside and she didn't want to come back in. She layed down on the ground and she wouldn't stand, so I had to carry her to the emergency vet. Her back legs had blood on them. We were told when she had her surgery in august that she had at most 6-12 months left.

She was in pain, and was too weak to be operated on...which would have only let her live a short while longer..and in no way living the life she knew.

I was in the room when they euthanised her. I'll never forget seeing her eyes looking at me as he began to inject her...and knowing she was already gone =\

Hugs. Sorry that you lost your friend.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on December 15, 2007, 01:26:50 AM
I feel for you Sandru, one of my cats decided to give it up fairly recently, that was hard, I'm not convinced people realise how difficult it is at times.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Haze on December 15, 2007, 07:47:43 PM
I'm back home on leave until the third. Graduated on the 12th. I Am Legend and No Country For Old Men were good.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: inso on December 16, 2007, 08:08:28 PM
i found out on Friday that beer does not make you a better Guitar Hero player. but i was still doing better than the people who played on Easy :P


Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 18, 2007, 08:05:00 PM
Lordie... Lordie... Lordie...

I'm getting out of here at just the right time.

The boss is insane. I don't mean in the "Oh she gets upset so I'll just use the word insane." She forgets things and shows up to work with blood shot eyes. Her syntax is very weird. She's hard to understand now. Other people are openly complaining about her and in the next room there's a meeting with phrases like:

"Jen's gonna have to do this..."

"Jen can take this assignment..."

"We'll have Jen do this..."

"Jen will rewrite the employee book..."

"We'll give it to Jen..."

Jen will be running as fast as her long legs can take her.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 18, 2007, 08:34:11 PM

Jen will be running as fast as her long legs can take her.

So Chucara is gonna have to do it?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on December 19, 2007, 10:02:59 PM
Back home from another term at school.

Did exams ever kick my ass...

But at least I'm on co-op/internship next term, and get to spend the better part of winter at home. With a paid position as an intern in the nuclear industry (although the paper work and background checks for this type of work are something of an adventure).

- A.S.S.R.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on December 20, 2007, 06:53:40 PM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF02335.jpg)

Me in Baghdad with the Bubblegum Gang!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 20, 2007, 07:10:27 PM
Shite man!  Great job, great pics!

Best of luck to you, and keep safe!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 21, 2007, 07:29:42 AM
Thanks for the update Carib! I'm glad to see you're making friends.   8)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Ban on December 22, 2007, 04:01:58 AM
I have a new girl. She is Sarah, and not only knows most of the cool geeky crap I like, but is introducing me to MORE cool geeky crap. Teh awesomes.

My studies, having been delayed again, should be done with by the end of the coming year, unless I follow through on my half arsed idea of doing an extra year to hone my web skillZ.

My sister got married and is currently off honeymooning, to be back shortly before xmas. The bachelor party was over 12 hours of solid drinking, some betting on the ponies, and the obligatory slutshow. The wedding itself was beautiful, held in the gardens of an estate house turned local history museum with the reception at a nice restaurant they booked out. I would describe my sister in all her bridely glory but, other than making note of her huge (2-3 meter) train, words do no justice. Oh, I also have a sexy new suit obtained for the occasion. I look hot in it. Yes.

The share house I was living in all went to the dogs after one of my housemates turned out to be... unready for life, shall we say. This put stress on the other housemate and myself, which set us at eachothers throats. Thankfully, I wasnt listed on the bond, so I managaed to recover most of the money they both owed me by simply not paying rent until they arranged to pay me back. Well, that arrangement was never made, but the non payment left them in the poopshack (especially as their bond was paid by the housing trust who they'll now have to pay back), and left me only about 200 bucks behind. I do feel somewhat guilty about my part in the ugliness, and would feel moreso if it werent for the fact that despite my getting less money in than either of them, I was still the one left holding the bag when it came to paying bills and buying food. I still dont understand the mentality that says its ok to spend over 500 bucks on an interstate trip to see a concert when you already owe money to several different people. /bitter

My most recent obsession is with the Mighty Boosh.

And thats about all. Consider yourselves updated.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: inso on December 23, 2007, 05:39:30 PM
got marks yesterday, average is down a bit from last semester but it's still fine in my books. i don't have any bursuries to justify getting so if i'm passing, i'm happy :P

it goes Course Code, Section, Course, credits, Mid Term, Final

ANIM 361 02 Life Drawing and Rendering 3 3.00 75 75
ANIM 370 02 Cinematography For Animation 3.00 92 89
ANIM 380 02 3D Animation Production 3 5.00 66 72
ANIM 390 02 3D Graphics Production 3 3.00 68 72
ANIM 490 02 Compositing and Post-Production for 3D 3.00 68 78
GEOG 010 H1 The Nature Of Ontario 3.00 73 80

average of 77.

i was supposed to have a sculpting class next semester but it got phased out to Post-Grad in favour of more Life Drawing. honestly it would be more refreshing to do sculpting... i wanna do Max from Sam and Max :P

and i just realized i could have used a table for my marks. oh well, next time :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 25, 2007, 06:31:34 PM
I got my grade the other day as well. I pulled an A in the class. Not that it really matters since all I needed was a C to get the company to pay for the class (I'm allowed two C's overall, and they only get reimbursed after the degree is completed, but since that was my last class to complete my degree, it would have been reimbursed).

That gives me a 3.6 for my G.P.A for grad school.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on December 25, 2007, 08:45:13 PM
sorry Hoopy, but that made no sense to me o.O

'part form that, I'm now a full-time substitute teacher in the city of Odense. Pay is wicked, 180,- an hour (aka 45 minutes), that's around $35 an hour, around $20 an hour after taxes. Bad part is, some fucktard stole my moped, so now I'm on bike. Decided to take a motorcycle license this spring and then buy a bike around April/May when I get the license. VROOMVROOM!

Oh yeah, and had a pretty nice Christmas with some excellent presents, good company ('cept a stressed-out mom who was edgy most of the time :/) and excellent food. I'll post pics of my new lamp when I find my camera.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 26, 2007, 01:36:14 AM
Bad part is, some fucktard stole my moped, so now I'm on bike.

Just be glad you don't live in the Netherlands. They'd steal your bike.

And to clarify my post, I took 10 courses for my masters degree but due to working full time was only taking one per term. Although, I graduated on the 15th, I didn't get my grade until a couple of days ago. (In theory, had I not passed the course, I wouldn't have actually graduated in spite of going through the ceremony.)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 27, 2007, 06:26:33 AM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF02335.jpg)

Me in Baghdad with the Bubblegum Gang!

That's an awesome picture. =) Kinda reminds me of the poor areas of Mexico from my vacations.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 27, 2007, 06:42:05 AM
Just flew in from Texas. I'm writing 'The Letter®' that will give me 500 Owl Points and turning it in tomorrow.

Had fun with the future in-laws. There's just a few that I can't stand but fortunately, the people I respect don't like them either so I'm on the side of Light and Goodness. Even our dog doesn't like them and she likes almost everyone. But like I tell Brug all the time... the South just rocks.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on December 27, 2007, 07:16:31 PM
Inlaws, there's always a couple that are outta place.

...same goes for your own family >.>

Oh, and hook up a recorder in your bosses office, we need a recording of that special KODAK-moment :3
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 27, 2007, 09:23:15 PM
Dagnummit!

The owners are on vacation and won't be back until January 2nd, 2007.

There appears to be NO bonuses for anyone this year.

I thought some sort of bonus was guaranteed but the amount was the variable. eg. You get between $500 - $1500.00.

I looked again at my contract.

POTENTIAL bonus...

Well off to send the "I quit" letter while they're on their nice vacation. On the up side... I got a letter with 3 VERY complicated assignments and a sort of demand to get them done before January 2nd.

Interesting times...

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 27, 2007, 09:24:14 PM
Inlaws, there's always a couple that are outta place.

...same goes for your own family >.>

Oh, and hook up a recorder in your bosses office, we need a recording of that special KODAK-moment :3

There's always one person that's the black sheep in the family. Look around. If you don't see one... then it's YOU!

=)

Copied from some old joke I had.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on December 28, 2007, 12:27:27 PM
so jus don't do the hard assignments? Time to fdrink eggnogg and eat cookies at work!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 28, 2007, 05:52:34 PM
so jus don't do the hard assignments? Time to fdrink eggnogg and eat cookies at work!

Looks like someone already is "fdrinking" the eggnog and eating cookies at work.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 28, 2007, 06:19:44 PM
so jus don't do the hard assignments? Time to fdrink eggnogg and eat cookies at work!

Seriously... what are they going to do? Fire me? They COULD say bad things to me to potential employers even though they aren't supposed to but I suspect they won't want to anger someone with Internet Marketing skills... nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills...

I'll do my best to make sure people can take over fairly well when I'm gone. eg. Here's my files and the passwords but I'm not stressing to finish those assignments. I'm just going to try to find a nice balance of being helpful and nice and not stressing myself out to finish unreasonable assignments. eg. I want a brand new website up. Make it festive and fun.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 29, 2007, 02:37:49 AM
Good thing I didn't stress about those complicated assignments. They told me not to do them. =D

Just do a newsletter, leave the passwords, show people how to do a few things, post a job advertisement to help someone with minor graphics and admin and that's it. So just one more day (Monday) and I'm free. I also get about $250.00 in unused vacation time.

I now have 300 Owl Points. =)

(http://avatarsofjustice.org/images/unwashed/owlspals.png)

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on December 29, 2007, 02:43:28 AM

I now have 300 Owl Points. =)


I should make a website for this :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 29, 2007, 02:54:40 AM

I now have 300 Owl Points. =)


I should make a website for this :)

You really should. I'll remake the card as a high quality downloadable pdf if you like. Maybe link it to some cafepress items?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on December 29, 2007, 12:26:59 PM
Cool. How many points do you get for teling your boss to stick it in front of half a dozen customers and then merrily strolling out the store?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 29, 2007, 05:51:12 PM
Since I was so sick a couple of nights ago I have been thinking about giving my parents a list of things to do should something happen to me but I don't want to freak them out. I just want my bases to be covered. I don't imagine most people my age worry about doing such a thing so I have to ask, am I being too morbid in doing so?

The list is just stuff like who to notify, where the numbers for those people are, forums to post on  :P , info about my cats and which gets what food, how many pills George gets per day, etc.

It's just that as I was sitting up in pain the other night while trying to fall asleep these things crossed my mind. If I was to keel over right now, my parents wouldn't have any contact numbers or anything. They might not remember to keep Tony on his prescription food. They might not know to notify some online folk. After all, I'd feel really bad if I just disappeared from here one day with no explanation (even though some of you might prefer it that way  ;D ). I could even have them post it in the debate forums so you could argue about whether it was good news or not.  ;)

So...am I doing the right thing with the list?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 29, 2007, 07:05:56 PM
So...am I doing the right thing with the list?

I think so. Even if you aren't sick, you could always get hit by a car. I should make one too.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 29, 2007, 07:07:31 PM
Cool. How many points do you get for teling your boss to stick it in front of half a dozen customers and then merrily strolling out the store?

I'm guessing 350 points. It's more points than quitting but not as dramatic as having security escort you out. Maybe 400. Perhaps take a video of the Sticking and have villagers vote on it and take the average?

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on December 30, 2007, 07:47:05 PM
Not much in the land from Baghdad. Sorry I missed Christmas folken, but I do have some nice tidings... I am safe, the people are friendly and so far all is quiet on the western front!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0247.jpg)
Chi Time!


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0243.jpg)
Me on the left and Sarge on the right!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0264.jpg)


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0325.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 30, 2007, 07:54:58 PM
Tell your Sgt that he doesn't look grizzled enough. He should try a cigar or perhaps carry a three day growth of beard.  ;)

I'm very glad to hear things are going well for you there and that the people are being friendly. Hopefully we can get you all out of there soon.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sandru on December 31, 2007, 01:23:37 PM
Good to see you doing alright Carib, but whenever I look at those pictures....I can just see Doomsie or someone else begging to photoshop them lol, like the one with you and your Sgt., photoshop you putting 2 fingers up behind his head lol
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on December 31, 2007, 01:34:28 PM
Great pics Carib! I'm sorry I haven't e-mailed you but my kids have taken my computer hostage for the holiday.:( I think I liked it better when they didn't know how to use the computer.

Christmas was great. This is the first year that I didn't have a bunch of exchanges to make. Everyone liked what I got them and everything fit. Wow! That's a miracle, specially with teens.:)

Right now, I'm dealing with Poison Ivy. It was a gift from my husband. lol! He had to cut down 3 huge trees for his boss the day b4 Christmas and they were covered in ivy vines. They all forgot that Ivy dies in the winter, but if you cut the vine, the juice from inside is still poisonous. All three guys are covered in it.:( So far I'm the only wife to get it. I'm dealing with it, but it still pisses me off. Some things just don't need to be shared and poison Ivy is one of them. lol!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 31, 2007, 09:05:40 PM
Per a reminder from Brug... I'm updating.

Here's what happened and some background.

When I planned my vacation, I had no idea that I would be leaving right after. I also had no idea the owners would be in New York.

So I wrote a civil letter stating that there was a sudden last minute opportunity in Las Vegas and my boyfriend and I would be leaving to pursue them. I wanted to tell them face to face but I had to settle for a e-mail. They took it very well. Usually the wife is very angry. This time she just went: "Well... she's gotta do what she's gotta do." I got two days of vacation time paid and today's my last day. There were no Christmas bonuses this year so I didn't get one nor did anyone else. =/

So... last day. All I have to do is the newsletter, do the schedule and point to my files on the desktop. Should be fairly easy. Then I have to go home and move boxes and clean though out the night.

One thing of note is this. I never saw such admiration in people's eyes.

One lady said: "Get the ____ out of here. You're smart for leaving."

One guy said after putting his hand on my shoulder in that 'I'm proud of you mood': "Good for you. Get the ___________ out of here."

Another lady said: "You're smart. You don't say anything (yet I post and could have Myspaced myself) and you leave. Good for you for getting the ______ out of there."

Lots of little things like: "Yeah... I don't blame you." "I wish I could leave." "I think I'll quit soon."

There is something very empowering in telling essentially telling an employer: "You're not giving me what I need. I'm quiting because I'm so sure I can find something better."

So it went well.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 31, 2007, 09:57:50 PM
Per a reminder from Brug... I'm updating.

Sometimes a Dwarf just has to kick some butt to get answers I tells ya.   ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on January 01, 2008, 08:16:44 PM
@Tink: Ouch! Hope you got some Aloe Vera plants around the house, poison ivy sucks :S As for presents, no returns?  :stunned:

@Carib: Lovely pics, makes me pissed about my back again, wish I could go sometime too :/ Keep safe down there, and merry christmas and happy new year :)

@Dooms: Sounds like you did exactly what was needed, and good luck down in Vegas! Hopefully you got the others to start thinking as well and a bad boss will suddenly find him/herself without employees!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Starseeker on January 04, 2008, 05:48:52 PM
LOL, a Doreamon T-shirt.   ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on January 04, 2008, 06:17:22 PM
Carib - awesome pictures man. I hope the New Year finds you well.

Do you happen to have a photojournal/blog or viewable photobucket gallery? It would be cool to see anything else you might have.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on January 04, 2008, 06:18:27 PM
I'm absolutely definately single again and sort of counting my blessings.

The upshot is that I'm one-meal-a day and rent-arrears poor at the moment and christmas and new year was a solitary experience.  I splashed out on some alcohol at new year and fell asleep at 8 or 9PM so I missed the bells so that kind of bugs me too.

I've been sitting in the house doing nothing much but getting drunk by myself and lamenting the mistakes I've made in relationships/life in general and wishing I was back where I was a couple of years ago.

The saving grace is that I'll be going back to Uni at the end of year and hopefully getting out of this depressing city.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 04, 2008, 08:13:32 PM
I'm HDMI positive! I got my HDTV a couple of days ago and Comcast was out today to hook it all up. I can get a really nice picture w/sound from my PC to the TV as well.  8)

The only problem I'm having is my picture from my DVD to the TV. My DVD player is a little old but it had the new cable connections available. The green/blue/red kind (component or composite? I always get them mixed up). Anyway when I use those the input channel they use causes the screen to be really green. When I switch back to regular yellow/red/white cables it works fine but obviously doesn't have the sharper pic.

Anyway, I'm very happy with it and I'm sure I'll figure out what's wrong with the DVD player sometime soon.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 05, 2008, 12:39:47 AM
Hey 'yall.

I'm in Vegas right now and I love it. This place seems to have about twice the space of my old place. We have an extra bedroom, a walk-in closet, another room, another bathroom, a bigger kitchen and a fireplace. All this for about $250 LESS than I was paying in California.

Las Vegas has a interesting feel about it. With the exception of the Strip, most of the people here aren't 'made up' as much. eg. Not as much makeup, more casual dress and the like. That's fine with me. I like casual. It's a bit sureal to look and see the Strip from near out place. My place faces away from the Strip but once I get on the road I can see many of the hotels. They surrounding area is very nice. Nearly anything that I would want in my day to day life is around me. I'm within easy walking distance to groceries stores, martial arts schools, bookstores, restaurants and the like. Of course there's a casino next to me. While I don't gamble ($20.00 is my limit) it's nice to go and get a $5.99 all you can eat buffet. That should keep grocery bills down.

So the move over here was very tiring. My boyfriend and I had to move heavy boxes full of books, sofas and other heavy items. Then we have to unload it and my body hurts very badly. I feel like I felt when I was doing Krav. I can touch the back of my neck and feel a circular wave of pain. I'm just mainly very sore and if I stay somewhat still than I'm ok. =) My poor boyfriend had a cold so I'm sure it was more rough on him. He had to leave before me so he could get the keys to the place. So I cleaned out the place, took pictures just in case the landlord decides to be a jerk and claim "Massive damage". So I packed up the truck and moved to Summerly... Summerlin that is. Gambling centers... and movie stars.

The super scary part was around Fontana. There were high winds in the area and I saw about 8 overturned Semi trucks. I had to pull over because the winds were pounding the truck. I stayed at the side of the road for about 20 minutes and the winds were still pounding the truck. Finally I thought: “I don’t want to be here all day” so I got back on the freeway and drove at about 20 miles a hour. I got behind a semi truck that was going really slow and I was happy about that. It took about 20 minutes and it was about the most scared I’ve been in a long time. Imagine being in a huge moving van with winds forcibly moving your van, having to drive with the steering wheel pointed at a weird angle and being on bridges with a 100 foot drop. But I made it. =)

Well… let me finish this. We need to get some stuff out of our other storage unit that’s here and that area is about 20 miles away from us. (When I picked it, I had no idea where we would eventually live so it was about as good as any other place. It was the cheapest so I picked it). However we want to go soon because that area (The cheapest) is where the Homeless set up tents to sleep thoughout the night. I should leave soon. I'll write again when I get more set up.

Hugs,

Jen

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on January 05, 2008, 01:44:28 PM
 :laugh:How is it that you can drive down the L.A. Freeway yelling at ppl while talking on your cell , and you get scared driving a truck in high winds? I think Petrarch still has gray hairs from driving with you. lol! The wackiest things happen while you are driving. :)

Glad you're getting settled in and things are looking good.

I'm making plans to go back to Arkansas this year, but I'm waiting for the airport to open in Baxter. It's supposed to open this month, so now I'm just debating on if I should go during spring break or wait until summer. Spring break is so short though, and I haven't seen my parents in a long time.:( I wish I could get my husband to move there, but it's just too much redneck for him. :laugh:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 05, 2008, 09:09:26 PM
:laugh:How is it that you can drive down the L.A. Freeway yelling at ppl while talking on your cell , and you get scared driving a truck in high winds? I think Petrarch still has gray hairs from driving with you. lol! The wackiest things happen while you are driving. :)

Hee... =) I think it's because I saw the actual results of the high winds. eg. Trucks on the side of the road.

Ah... driving in LA and practicing my Spanish to the residents of East Los Angeles... what memories.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on January 06, 2008, 04:40:41 AM
Hee... =) I think it's because I saw the actual results of the high winds. eg. Trucks on the side of the road.
Ah... driving in LA and practicing my Spanish to the residents of East Los Angeles... what memories.

Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the memory of that huge picture thread you posted of your arduous commute through Kauai.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on January 07, 2008, 04:43:25 AM
Just got back to school. Train wasn't quite as sucky as usual, but still some quirks. Met a cute family, at least the kids were cute, dont think they were planned. Has digital camera. Will prolly post some pic soon. My hair is brighter red then the last time I dyed it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 08, 2008, 06:15:58 PM
Hee... =) I think it's because I saw the actual results of the high winds. eg. Trucks on the side of the road.
Ah... driving in LA and practicing my Spanish to the residents of East Los Angeles... what memories.

Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the memory of that huge picture thread you posted of your arduous commute through Kauai.


I remember that. One of the best commutes ever... even though I could never have a hair style. Wind blowing against me one way and wind blowing my hair in front of me one way.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 08, 2008, 06:23:18 PM
I need to get a camera. There's so many interesting things here that it's a shame to not take pictures. We went to a park with a giant Tiki head on a island in the middle of a lake and took Junie (our Cairn Terrier) to a dog run.

We went to a casino near us to check out a retro arcade but they didn't have many games.

Later today, I'm going to a dog park. But I have a job interview in less than two hours for a internet marketing company. Wish me luck! =)

Oh, our old landlord called and said we would be getting our full deposit back. This is nice. I'm still not counting on it until it's in our hands.

OH Celeste! I'm relatively back so just let me know if you need me to do anything with the sailing designs. This has been a busy three weeks, hence my slowness.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 08, 2008, 06:43:48 PM
I remember that. One of the best commutes ever... even though I could never have a hair style. Wind blowing against me one way and wind blowing my hair in front of me one way.


North winds bwhoah, South winds bwhoah
Typhoons, hurwicanes, earthquakes, SMOG!

/end Fudd (http://youtube.com/watch?v=EEhHroh2r4w)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 09, 2008, 07:56:52 PM
Filling out some of the lesser known job sites right now. eg. One's specific to a company.

Thank God I have Roboform to autofill some of the tabs. This would take forever.

On a side note... seems I can't select the race tab on many of these. Kinda surprised there's no 'Other' or 'Mixed Race' choice for many of these sites.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 09, 2008, 07:59:25 PM
Filling out some of the lesser known job sites right now. eg. One's specific to a company.

Thank God I have Roboform to autofill some of the tabs. This would take forever.

On a side note... seems I can't select the race tab on many of these. Kinda surprised there's no 'Other' or 'Mixed Race' choice for many of these sites.

I prefer Mutt-American.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on January 09, 2008, 08:33:21 PM
There's a race-tab?!?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 09, 2008, 09:48:17 PM
There's a race-tab?!?

Oh yeah... and a sex tab. (Imagines Bluecross getting excited at the prospect of being able to put sex on a tab)
 
It's there to help with Affirmative action (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action) compliance and it's usually voluntary to fill it out.  I'm not a fan of races or a gender getting a preference due to quotas (even where I can benefit) so I tend to not fill them out. Just depends on my mood or if the online application is coded where you can't move on until you fill out all the tabs.

Some are really minimum with the choices which is amazing since America is so multi cultured. eg.

African-American
Caucasian
Hispanic

That's it. No other races exist. No Asian, No Mixed, No Native American, etc.

What should a Aztec, Mayan, Spaniard, Black, Cherokee, Apache, Dutch American pick?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on January 09, 2008, 11:17:51 PM
n/a

Negative and Angry.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on January 09, 2008, 11:30:58 PM
What should a Aztec, Mayan, Spaniard, Black, Cherokee, Apache, Dutch American pick?

you should send a complaint to the company and demand that you are hired due to them not having a complete application for you to fill out. or you can do the american thing and sue them for the same reasons.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on January 10, 2008, 01:16:10 AM
Oh yeah... and a sex tab. (Imagines Bluecross getting excited at the prospect of being able to put sex on a tab)

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Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on January 10, 2008, 06:53:57 PM
I am classified as other, though West Indian descent would work just fine for me.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/Picture121.jpg)
Me and my new found toy...

Greetings from Baghdad.


@Doombot
Did you ever get my post card?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on January 10, 2008, 06:59:33 PM
'other'

That's almost insulting.

This whole race issue really bugs because... well... because it shouldn't be an issue. Not ever.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 10, 2008, 07:52:54 PM
I am classified as other, though West Indian descent would work just fine for me.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/Picture121.jpg)
Me and my new found toy...

Greetings from Baghdad.


@Doombot
Did you ever get my post card?

Yes I did! Thank you! =D Our mail's been on hold for 10 days due to us not having a mail key. I just got it today. Thanks! =D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 10, 2008, 08:45:50 PM
'other'

That's almost insulting.

This whole race issue really bugs because... well... because it shouldn't be an issue. Not ever.



It's a tough thing though because if you say you never want it to be an issue then it turns into a rule where it can't be an issue and you end up with that story I posted a couple of weeks ago about the DNA test no one wants to use. It *gasp* sees differences in DNA that show what race the person is. So it *gasp* recognizes that we aren't all 100% the same.

I agree with you that race shouldn't ever be an issue but I'd prefer it be a situation where we just embrace our differences and accept them as God's way of making us unique.

Oh and Carib, if that's the color of the typical building in Iraq then you need to ask for a more beige camo.   ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 10, 2008, 10:18:32 PM
I hate being off work and this time off is starting to bug me.

On the plus side, I've interviewed for a marketing company already. I don't feel that I gave a good interview that day though. I think I had a bit of a fever so I wasn't in top form.

On the plus side, I passed the initial tests at the State office for promotions and I have a interview with Cirque du Soleil for media work.

I'd like to get the Cirque job. =) I mentioned that I saw three of their shows already and tomorrow I'll tell them about my Cirque du Soleil DVD box set that I have.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 10, 2008, 11:02:36 PM
Oh and Carib, if that's the color of the typical building in Iraq then you need to ask for a more beige camo.   ;)

Like the British like to say.

Smashing Idea.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on January 11, 2008, 01:19:43 AM
He'll need special camo when hiding out on couches, though:

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 11, 2008, 04:16:34 PM
He'll need special camo when hiding out on couches, though:



Right about now he's probably needing some camo thermal underwear (http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5huPkYk4bGVvo1Sa1tWeH-tgENiFw)  8)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on January 11, 2008, 04:48:59 PM
I am glad you got the post card, sai Doombot. Gladens my heart, as I had to thank you for the decal, which now sits on my Laptop now...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Pipboy 2000 on January 11, 2008, 08:15:55 PM
I GOT A NEW JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!!  
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on January 11, 2008, 09:39:38 PM
Gratz Pip!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 12, 2008, 07:54:51 AM
I'm going to try and get some pottery pics up later today (Saturday). We had our first class of the quarter Friday night and I got a hand-built plate back. So I have two of those, a small platter, and 3 bowls to show. I've also got a hand-built vase on a hand-built lily pad with two frogs (from a wooden frog mold) in production. I hope I get it far enough along to show it to you. It should be fun if it gets through its initial firing.

I didn't get a lot done last quarter. I was struggling pretty badly with my sleep issues and it caused me to get kind of burned out on anything creative. I just wasn't awake enough to care.  :P  The good news though is that I've been feeling better sleep-wise so hopefully I can crank some stuff out this quarter. I haven't actually thrown anything on the wheel in a couple of months though.  :stunned:

PS - Grats on the job Pip!  8)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 12, 2008, 10:34:28 PM
I GOT A NEW JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!!  

Grats! What will you be doing?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on January 14, 2008, 02:09:18 PM
I GOT A NEW JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!!  

Way to go Pip! Whatcha going to be doing? I hardly ever get to talk to you anymore.:( Fill me in will ya! I somehow lost you on myspace too.:(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Pipboy 2000 on January 16, 2008, 10:40:45 PM
typesetting, proofreading, and a tiny bit o graphic design for the largest paper in the state :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 17, 2008, 12:25:46 AM
A strange substance has appeared on my deck.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on January 17, 2008, 12:33:05 AM
A strange substance has appeared on my deck.

Where do you live? You can have some of what's predicted to fall from the sky around me tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 17, 2008, 12:53:42 AM
A strange substance has appeared on my deck.

Where do you live? You can have some of what's predicted to fall from the sky around me tomorrow.

In Atlanta Georgia. The peaches will die!  :bigcry:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 17, 2008, 05:45:57 AM
A strange substance has appeared on my deck.

Where do you live? You can have some of what's predicted to fall from the sky around me tomorrow.
[/quote]

In Atlanta Georgia. The peaches will die!  :bigcry:
[/quote]

But now you can melt it and have water! Drinkable water at least.

Sorry about the peaches though. I don't have any fruits to send you since I'm in Vegas.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on January 17, 2008, 08:39:00 PM
Sorry about the peaches though. I don't have any fruits to send you since I'm in Vegas.

I'm sure you can find one in one of the casinos wearing a dress
:P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on January 17, 2008, 09:26:44 PM
Sorry about the peaches though. I don't have any fruits to send you since I'm in Vegas.

I'm sure you can find one in one of the casinos wearing a dress
:P

There are casinos that wear dresses?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on January 17, 2008, 09:42:35 PM
Yes.
Although I was thinking of a peach wearing a dress when I was typing that. It seemed funny at the time >.>
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 18, 2008, 02:13:36 AM
Sorry about the peaches though. I don't have any fruits to send you since I'm in Vegas.

I'm sure you can find one in one of the casinos wearing a dress
:P

There are casinos that wear dresses?

That iconic cowboy that's always motioning for you. If you notice, you don't see him anymore but you DO see the Flamingo cafe and they look somewhat similar.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: RottZombie on January 19, 2008, 09:13:51 AM
My best friend and I saw Willie Nelson lastnight at the House of Blues. Good concert.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on January 19, 2008, 07:16:52 PM
Liz's apartment was broken into yesterday. They did a smash and grab, and what they grabbed was her XBox 360 and the games. Oddly enough, they left the controller and the cables. (I can understand the cables, since those would involve a little more time, but the controller?)

At least they didn't steal the brew kettle I bought her for Christmas.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: RottZombie on January 19, 2008, 07:26:08 PM
Liz's apartment was broken into yesterday. They did a smash and grab, and what they grabbed was her XBox 360 and the games. Oddly enough, they left the controller and the cables. (I can understand the cables, since those would involve a little more time, but the controller?)

At least they didn't steal the brew kettle I bought her for Christmas.
Is Liz okay?

GOD I HATE Criminals............from Pick pockets to Kiddy porn makers, and all the other F*cking SCUM in between!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 19, 2008, 07:53:30 PM
Liz's apartment was broken into yesterday. They did a smash and grab, and what they grabbed was her XBox 360 and the games. Oddly enough, they left the controller and the cables. (I can understand the cables, since those would involve a little more time, but the controller?)

At least they didn't steal the brew kettle I bought her for Christmas.

Geez... I hope she's ok. I hope she's not feeling anxious after the robbery. eg. Will they be back again?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 19, 2008, 08:34:25 PM
Again!?!   :stunned:

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on January 19, 2008, 09:07:36 PM
She's okay. Thank goodness she was at law school when it happened. Needless to say, she is a little shaken up (and so is her roommate). But she's not doing too badly. She was actually going to sleep at her place last night, but her sister refused to let her. She's driving out to my place today to hang out. (She'll actually be here in about 10 minutes.)

Thanks for the concern.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Starseeker on January 22, 2008, 03:46:16 PM
I hope she is alright.  She should get a double window or something. 

Anyway, going home after a 4 days overlay in Hong Kong.  Surprisingly, I am not really looking forward to it.  One of my flights starts at 12 AM!  And the other thing is that my mom sold my favourite house in the family.  Say good bye to the fresh air, sunshine and the garden.   :bigcry:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on January 23, 2008, 04:28:02 PM
Carib has pretty toys.
A buddy of mine just came back from Iraq. He brought a knife as a souvenir, and gave it to his dad. Then he told us the story.
::incoming crazy stuff and slight language::

Apparently he was sleeping in an armored personnel vehicle, and heard a clanking sound at the hatch and it opened up, so he figured it was one of his buddies trying to get him to help with something or switch out, and then he saw an arm with a knife come in. So he jumped out and wrestled the guy to the ground, but couldn't get the knife out of his hand, and he kept trying to get the guy to stop moving so he could question him, but he kept trying to fight. So his sarge came up and shot the guy in the face. He looked up and said "Weren't we supposed to question him?"
His sarge said "fuck it, he wasn't going to say anything useful."
So apparently it's illegal to take things like assassin knives off of your enemies, but it's not illegal for a translator to pick it up and buy it off of them for ten bucks.

Craziest knife ever.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 25, 2008, 08:24:08 AM
I discovered the effects of the Las Vegas Desert. I'm getting these sort of 'burns' on my skin. They're patches of redness on my skin that feel like a minor burn. I've even gotten a few raised welt areas similar to poison ivy reactions. They're going away now but I have to use a lot of skin cream.

Oh... there's a great deal of static electricity in the air. My air goes up in the air like when you touch those static balls at the science museum. I've been using my Chi (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BX5A6A) to hold down my hair. Also, my formerly NON-Electric blanket generates sparks at night when I move the blanket around. These are sparks that are very visible in the nighttime.

I also joined a few of the clubs in Vegas to meet people and we've been hanging around the dog parks so Junie can play. The only thing 'bad' is that she's giving off pheromones so the male dogs are going crazy around her.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 27, 2008, 08:06:32 AM
Well... bad news. I've known for a few days but I haven't spoken about it yet. It's hard to talk about it.

My boyfriend's father has Stage 4 Lung Cancer. This is where he stands.

It's incurable, just treatable. This means he will be undergoing Chemo to extend his life so he can do more things with the family. Assuming he's healthy enough to travel, we're flying/inviting him out to Vegas so he can spend some time here. He's never seen Vegas before and it's something we want to do for him. Whatever he wants to do within possibility will be given to him but we're hoping to get a picture of him in the Captain's Chair at the Hilton and take him to some Cirque shows. These are subjects that my boyfriend and Dad share so it would be very special.

This is obviously affecting my boyfriend a great deal. Him and his father have a 'Best Friend' friendship.  This is the last parent he's got left. My boyfriend's sister has to deal with telling her own children that 'Grandpa' will be leaving soon. She hasn't gotten around to it because she looks at their faces and wants them to stay innocent just a bit longer. She's not the kind to coddle her kids but she's working herself up to telling them.

So it's been very sad in our household right now. We've been alternating between feeling sad and doing things to make us laugh so we're in good spirits. Sometimes we've been doing very trivial things like posting to gaming forums or playing web games because we're trying to take a break from the subject.

So we're hoping to give him a good year of nice experiences and to create some nice memories.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 27, 2008, 08:34:37 AM
Well... bad news. I've known for a few days but I haven't spoken about it yet. It's hard to talk about it.

My boyfriend's father has Stage 4 Lung Cancer. This is where he stands.

It's incurable, just treatable. This means he will be undergoing Chemo to extend his life so he can do more things with the family. Assuming he's healthy enough to travel, we're flying/inviting him out to Vegas so he can spend some time here. He's never seen Vegas before and it's something we want to do for him. Whatever he wants to do within possibility will be given to him but we're hoping to get a picture of him in the Captain's Chair at the Hilton and take him to some Cirque shows. These are subjects that my boyfriend and Dad share so it would be very special.

This is obviously affecting my boyfriend a great deal. Him and his father have a 'Best Friend' friendship.  This is the last parent he's got left. My boyfriend's sister has to deal with telling her own children that 'Grandpa' will be leaving soon. She hasn't gotten around to it because she looks at their faces and wants them to stay innocent just a bit longer. She's not the kind to coddle her kids but she's working herself up to telling them.

So it's been very sad in our household right now. We've been alternating between feeling sad and doing things to make us laugh so we're in good spirits. Sometimes we've been doing very trivial things like posting to gaming forums or playing web games because we're trying to take a break from the subject.

So we're hoping to give him a good year of nice experiences and to create some nice memories.

*hugs*  :'(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on January 27, 2008, 08:39:00 AM
*hug*
I was going to type more stuff but it all seems hollow. Hug is all.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 27, 2008, 08:54:04 AM
Thanks for the hugs (and to the future hugs)

Don't worry about typing more.

Sometimes that's all I can think to post when it happens to other people.

It's either Hugs, *HUGGS* or *DEEP HUGS* or Sorry.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on January 27, 2008, 05:10:42 PM
*big hugs* (I have big hands, what can I say?)

Sucks when news like this hits you, gone though it myself and it never gets easy. Give him the ebst memories you can, and be sure to treasure him while he's still around (as it sounds like you're planning to :) ).

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on January 28, 2008, 09:10:34 PM
That sucks Dooms, I lost an uncle over the weekend that I was fond of but haven't seen for a while I can sort of identify.

I found out today that I didn't need to be quite as afraid of picking up my last essay as I was, I got a 16 on the common assesment scale (goes up to 20) so I'm still in the upper second class degree range if I decide to complete honours.  I honestly thought I was going to get an 11 at best.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on January 28, 2008, 10:10:21 PM
Sorry, Dooms...  :'(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TomCo on January 30, 2008, 04:06:35 AM
I worked the government, and then I didn't.
Now I don't work.

One more semester to go before I graduate, might do a masters.

Going to get working on my post-university-zero-risk(TM) business venture with a friend of mine, software development house focusing on the handheld/portable market. We plan on targeting parents with children, girls, and boys who like ponies with sub-par shovelware designed exclusively for the "casual" gamer. We hope to attract publishers with our no nonsense business angle and shear weight of marketable IP's.

This is a secret plan. Shhhhhssssssssshhhhh.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Killmod on January 31, 2008, 12:01:29 AM
Although this post doesn't have much to do with my life per se, it does happen to do with the weather and that always a conversation starter.

So yesterday I go outside to hitch a ride on the bus to school, wearing a T-shirt and pants, while the temperature was a wonderfully pleasent 71 ° F (~22 °C). As I get to school, I think to myself "Oh what a Nice Day!"

And then someone happens to mention that is was supposed to snow that day. "Ha what a Joke. Could never happen on such a nice day as today!" I tell them.
     And so, a few hours (4) later, all hell let's go. Suddenly out of nowhere, winds come flying up the arse out of nowhere, and like magic the temp drops. A lot. The winds fly by at some freakish speeds I have never felt before. Then it starts sleeeting, and hailing.  Oh yeah, snow also. Although it didn't snow for long, the temperature went from what it was before, to about 15 °F (~-9 °C) in 6 hours.

And thats all I have to say about that.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 31, 2008, 01:40:47 AM
Although this post doesn't have much to do with my life per se, it does happen to do with the weather and that always a conversation starter.


I am pleased. =) A little girl at the bus stop asked if I was a super hero. I said no and asked why she thought that.

"It's cold but it's not bothering you because you're in a dress."

I probably should have said: "Yes... but I can't tell you which one. But here's a hint. See these two bracelets?"

=)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 31, 2008, 07:15:40 PM
Mmmmm my work life looks like it's taking a turn for the better.

I have a LONG commute to my current job. So my employer asked how I liked it.

Jen: It's okay.

Employer: You don't sound too convincing.

Jen: Oh sorry. I like the job, the work is good, the people are nice and I like working with you. It's just the commute is very long. But that's on me. I accepted the job.

Employer: Maybe we can do something where you work from home?

So I'm on a test run to see how I can do my writing from home. My OLD employer just sent out a feeler (the good kind, not the kind Bluecross gives at Patrick's Pub) asking if I was interested in part time contract work.

If this works out it will be AWESOME. Working at home is awesome for many people.

I already got past that first hump when I first worked from home. eg. When a person first works at home there a tendency to think you'll have so much free time.

Wow. I don't have to drive to work! That's a few hours a day that I'm saving! That's true but there's a temptation to slack.

You start to work, and the television is on because you need noise in the house. Oh! It's that movie you haven't seen? Well... it's ok. You saved time by not driving. Finish the movie and it takes about 30 minute to get back into the groove. Mmmm... I'm hungry. Let me go drive to Del Taco. You know. There's no time clock. Let my drop off my drycleaning... come back two hours later. The end of the day comes and you realize that you only worked a few hours.

Thankfully I don't do that anymore. Just a few breaks to play with the puppy. =) I can also go to 'work' in my tank top and wrap around.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on January 31, 2008, 08:16:37 PM
Well not much from my corner of the world. Its not so much as war going then perhaps aggressive peace keeping in good ol' Baghdad. The people carry as they always have and perhaps always will. Not much these days going except perhaps the occasional crack of a rifle or we're finding old ordinance to blow up in place and we end up having to pay for the windows broken.

Not much else.... But for your enjoyment... Some pictures!

 
More photos from Baghdad!!!

This is lil Rana... One of the brightest kids in our sector...
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/SANY0122.jpg)


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/SANY0134.jpg)
Once this mural was one of the largest drawn murals of Saddam. Now that he is gone, the locals have put something else...


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/SANY0105.jpg)
This is the damn bullet that almost got me a day ago... Lucky me, huh?


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/SANY0121.jpg)
Me

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/SANY0065.jpg)
Me and TC... He's a cool Iraq Jundi (soldier).


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/SANY0074.jpg)
Me hunting....


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/SANY0003.jpg)
The Bubblegum Gang... "Mr. Give me some Choclatai!"
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 31, 2008, 08:29:05 PM
I'm glad to hear from you Carib. I have to admit I was getting a little worried and was hoping you'd drop in.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Chucara on January 31, 2008, 10:07:03 PM
Hey man, very cool photos, thanks for the update. It seems weird to look at the date of your photos and think that you're actually there right now.. Keep up the good work down there!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 01, 2008, 01:54:14 AM
Thank you so much for posting those.

Funny... those children remind me of the children I used to see in Mexico. The buildings are crumbling around them but they still have a big ol smile.

Sometimes it's amazing to think one of our own is out there.

*Deep hugs*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on February 01, 2008, 07:44:08 PM
And I am glad I am showing them to my friends...  And yes, its an experience being out here.

Thanks guys for listening and keeping me in the prayers.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 01, 2008, 08:01:21 PM
Bring that bullet home safely!

Best of luck to you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on February 02, 2008, 12:19:54 AM
@Dooms: Do we get pics of the tanktop'n wrap-around uniform?

@Carib: Awesome pics. That bulelt, missed by an inch or grabbed by kevlar?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on February 02, 2008, 06:06:38 PM
@Tank
Bullet missed me by a foot... I dug it out of the wall with my multi-tool...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on February 03, 2008, 07:23:29 PM
ouch, that's a little too closr for comfort o.O
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on February 04, 2008, 08:58:21 PM
Yeah, close call indeed.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on February 04, 2008, 09:07:04 PM
I'll say to you what I say to my roommate at least once a week: Don't Die.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on February 08, 2008, 12:16:54 AM
Here I am trying out a new outfit.  Of course while I had it on someone broke a mirror...housework doesn't stop even for a fancy dress.


 :nice:

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on February 08, 2008, 01:16:44 AM
I am attempting to put together the perfect valentines date outfit

*is seen to go into some sort of fit while biting his tongue*

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on February 08, 2008, 06:17:54 PM
*drools*

See, Sylvie's hot  :nice:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 08, 2008, 08:18:30 PM
Here I am trying out a new outfit.  Of course while I had it on someone broke a mirror...housework doesn't stop even for a fancy dress.


 :nice:



=) Too cute.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on February 09, 2008, 12:15:35 AM
and in other news, my wee kid is getting a power wheel chair - that should be a lot of fun for the new walls in our new house.  :laugh:

hmm..oh, and I have a mini van now instead of my sexy black car! I think that officially  makes me a mom. LOL
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on February 11, 2008, 09:37:35 PM
Wow. O.O
If only I had someone around who looked that good to vacuum my house >.<
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on February 17, 2008, 08:46:38 PM
Something from Iraq... It was from the Children's Memorial

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/SANY0194.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on February 17, 2008, 09:21:54 PM
Damn, that's what I call a wake-up call O.O
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on February 23, 2008, 05:25:11 PM
I found out yesterday that my cat has diabetes. He seems to be doing fine but had been drinking and urinating a lot more than usual. So I took him in to the vet and got the bad news. There is hope because about 30% of the time if it's caught early enough you can actually reverse it in cats so it goes away. He just had blood work done in November and it didn't show up then so hopefully we've caught it early enough to stop it.

It is manageable even if it stays but it's just going to require me giving him insulin shots and keeping him on a special diet that may throw his PH balance off. In the past, he's formed crystals in his urine if his PH goes too high or too low. So I'm more than a little worried about the situation atm.

Also, my Dad remembered my birthday but the UV forgot. So basically the world is turned upside down atm.

 :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 23, 2008, 07:01:09 PM

Also, my Dad remembered my birthday but the UV forgot. So basically the world is turned upside down atm.

 :P

Technically no. I looked at the board and went. Ah... Brugs birthday is in 4 days. I don't want to mention it NOW... I'll wait.

-=\

When is Chucara doing to do that birthday feed?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on February 24, 2008, 08:12:33 PM
so that birthday reminder things sucks, right? Like a few weeks UP to the birthday a tiny message at the bottom of the screen says it's gonna be someones birthday soon...then on the actual day it disappears.

Anyway, happy birthday week Brugdor and TomCo. :D   Hope getting older isn't as depressing as TV makes it seem!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 27, 2008, 06:14:25 AM
My boyfriend's Father passed away this morning from Stage 4 Cancer. Here's a cut and paste I did. Names are changed though.

----

As most of you know, Pete's Dad and my future Father in Law (Even though I already called him Dad) passed away this morning.

The last month has been very difficult for us especially since more and more time was taken away and faster than we anticipated. What was several years before the prognosis, become six months to a one year, which then turned into a few months then turned into you don't even have a week left, Friday will be too late. We never got the chance to bring him out to Vegas or have him sit in the Captain's chair at Quarks but Pete was able to be there with his sister as Dad passed on. I think if he wasn't able to be there for that it would have haunted him for a very long time even though it wouldn't have been his fault. But he was able to be there and that's something. So thank you to all the people who helped be it with finances, a call, e-mails, posts or whatever else you may have done. It's made things far easier.

The say that nobody truly dies if people know about the person. I suppose in some ways that's true. Memorable people in history still seem alive because people told their story. Jim was just awesome. I remember the first mention of Pete's Dad. We just started dating and Pete was telling me about telling Dad about me. Me not liking Bush was the clincher. "Oh... I like her!" was his response. He taught different political courses at the college so that might have helped endear me to him.

Eventually we met and had a great time at Disneyland. Being a college professor he had the smarts and was a great storyteller. He could tell me about Jericho, Charlie Wilson or anything in general and I would just be spellbound. He knew how to tell interesting stories. Pete, his sister, his niece and nephew left for a while and Jim and I just chatted about everything. At the end of his Disneyland trip he spoke to me private and said he wanted to give me his blessing if "we decide to make something of this".

There's just so many good things I can tell about his character. He raised a good son and good daughter. He was a decent guy, knowledgeable, and just a treat to be around.

I'll miss him a great deal... I feel so bad for Pete because as big as my pain is, I can only imagine how many times it's being magnified to him and his sister.

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Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on February 27, 2008, 06:07:25 PM
:(

*hugs Dooms*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on February 27, 2008, 08:27:23 PM
Sorry to hear that Dooms, my thoughts are with you both.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on March 01, 2008, 01:58:14 AM
hi dooms

i'm sorry for your loss and although there's not much i can say, i'm glad you and pete have each other at this difficult time

*hugs

xx
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on March 11, 2008, 09:15:29 PM
I got tickets to see David Attenborough in June. Here's the blurb from the site;

Sir David Attenborough's distinguished career in broadcasting spans more than 50 years. As the innovative former Controller of BBC2 and the BBC's Director of Programmes, he pioneered a new era of high quality broadcasting. An estimated 500 million people worldwide watched his 13-part series Life on Earth (1979). Presenter of popular series such as Life in the Freezer (1993), The Life of Birds (1998), and Life in the Undergrowth (2005), Attenborough has also written 17 books. In this Director's Cut, Sir David will be discussing key aspects of his career, including his latest series and book just out, Life in Cold Blood.

I'm so excited, the man is a legend.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on March 19, 2008, 03:14:51 AM
I'm taking this week off of work to get some painting done in my house so I can get it on the market eventually.

I'm repainting the master bedroom. My parents are down here helping, and my girlfriend is on spring break and she's helping. However, she won't be around for the third (and hopefully final) coat tomorrow because she needs to study.

Painting sucks. That's all I have to say.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on March 25, 2008, 03:03:05 PM
Haven't been online much at all these days. I've been riding on the roller coaster from hell for a couple of months now. One of those, bad mood, nothing good to say, so stay afk. My mother-in-law passed away in February after many months of critical condition, in and out of hospitals. On top of that there's been lots of bullshit landing on our doorstep(family), so my stress levels are at an all time high and my health is probably at an all time low.
Just wanted to let you guys know I'm thinking of you, I just don't have anything cheery to post.:( Things will get better and I will be back.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on March 25, 2008, 04:08:49 PM
Haven't been online much at all these days. I've been riding on the roller coaster from hell for a couple of months now. One of those, bad mood, nothing good to say, so stay afk. My mother-in-law passed away in February after many months of critical condition, in and out of hospitals. On top of that there's been lots of bullshit landing on our doorstep(family), so my stress levels are at an all time high and my health is probably at an all time low.
Just wanted to let you guys know I'm thinking of you, I just don't have anything cheery to post.:( Things will get better and I will be back.

*dwarf hugs*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on March 25, 2008, 04:14:36 PM
Painting sucks. That's all I have to say.

I know and I seem to keep getting pulled back into it. My mother used to paint houses (interiors) as her job along with wallpapering. She did faux painting to make things look like marble and such as well. So over the years when I was in college or between other jobs I'd help her. Since I've been sick I've helped her when people move out of her rental properties. We've got the one upstairs from me to do and I'm half dreading it and half looking forward to it. I hate the painting but it will kill the boredom of sitting around all day.  :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 25, 2008, 05:49:38 PM
Haven't been online much at all these days. I've been riding on the roller coaster from hell for a couple of months now. One of those, bad mood, nothing good to say, so stay afk. My mother-in-law passed away in February after many months of critical condition, in and out of hospitals. On top of that there's been lots of bullshit landing on our doorstep(family), so my stress levels are at an all time high and my health is probably at an all time low.
Just wanted to let you guys know I'm thinking of you, I just don't have anything cheery to post.:( Things will get better and I will be back.

*Giant Hugs*

I hope things get better or at least feel less stressful soon.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on March 25, 2008, 06:32:24 PM
Haven't been online much at all these days. I've been riding on the roller coaster from hell for a couple of months now. One of those, bad mood, nothing good to say, so stay afk. My mother-in-law passed away in February after many months of critical condition, in and out of hospitals. On top of that there's been lots of bullshit landing on our doorstep(family), so my stress levels are at an all time high and my health is probably at an all time low.
Just wanted to let you guys know I'm thinking of you, I just don't have anything cheery to post.:( Things will get better and I will be back.
Since everyone else gave you a hug, I'll give you a high five.
*high five* !!

Hope things go better. We'll await your glorious return.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on March 25, 2008, 06:34:25 PM
Haven't been online much at all these days. I've been riding on the roller coaster from hell for a couple of months now. One of those, bad mood, nothing good to say, so stay afk. My mother-in-law passed away in February after many months of critical condition, in and out of hospitals. On top of that there's been lots of bullshit landing on our doorstep(family), so my stress levels are at an all time high and my health is probably at an all time low.
Just wanted to let you guys know I'm thinking of you, I just don't have anything cheery to post.:( Things will get better and I will be back.
Since everyone else gave you a hug, I'll give you a high five.
*high five* !!

Hope things go better. We'll await your glorious return.

Hrmph

High fives and Giant hugs?

*feels inadequate*

 :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on March 25, 2008, 06:42:39 PM
*hands tink a cookie*

cookies make everyone feel better and then you can even poison them to get back at those you dont like *nod*

your cookie isnt poisoned btw.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on March 25, 2008, 09:15:09 PM
=sidles up to Tink and gives her some roses=

And for you... a Kiwi Smoothie XD
=legsitrightquick=
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: karategoldfish on March 28, 2008, 01:28:33 AM

Hrmph

High fives and Giant hugs?

*feels inadequate*

 :(

*giant hug for brugdor as well!*

are you going to post some pots soon? hmmmmm?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on March 28, 2008, 08:41:34 AM

Hrmph

High fives and Giant hugs?

*feels inadequate*

 :(

*giant hug for brugdor as well!*

are you going to post some pots soon? hmmmmm?

I mean I feel inadequate because I can only give *dwarf hugs* which are neither giant nor high.   :(

I haven't made much of anything clayish in a while. I wasn't feeling well much this last quarter of class. I do have one hand built bowl that's pretty big and I should be getting my frog vase fired  tomorrow night. So by next weekend I should have at least those two pieces to show off.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on March 28, 2008, 01:58:39 PM
Thanks everyone. Hugs are hugs, no matter how big or small they are, they count.:) I'm sure the cookies were good, but I think someone beat me to them. My daughter made me cookies yesterday. It's the first time she did it from start to finish all by herself. She even cleaned up after herself. Wow!
Things are calming down a bit around here. Hubby  put his foot down and let them all know that there will be no more bullshit brought to our house. If they want to screw up their lives, thats their business, but don't bring it beyond our doorstep. My stepdaughter is a breath away from getting bitch slapped and her 16 yr. old son is on notice that he WILL be banned from our house should he decide to come spend the night and get my 2 boys stoned out of their mind. I may be old, but I know what high looks like when I see it, and my refrigerator and pantry looked like an army attacked. I'm kickin ass and takin names later, b/c I'm not taking anymore bullshit.

Damn.......I've gotten mean in my old age. lol!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 28, 2008, 05:59:27 PM
I may be old, but I know what high looks like when I see it, and my refrigerator and pantry looked like an army attacked. I'm kickin ass and takin names later, b/c I'm not taking anymore bullshit.

Damn.......I've gotten mean in my old age. lol!

It's amazing how clever we thought we were when we were that age. I wonder how much our parents saw though?

Of course I wasn't that wild. My Dad was a truck driver and my Mom worked late at night. I remember thinking: Wow... I could go out to Hollywood and Party and they would never know...

Yep...

Mmm....

I probably should...

Mm...

Oh Star Trek's on! Oh It's Amok Time! *Sits down and watches Star Trek*

I was a wild one. ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on March 30, 2008, 08:48:44 PM
*Pokes Head In*

Stuff has been hectic at my end.

An offer has come up, and I might be relocating to Europe for an 8 month internship later this year.

The details are still in the works, but it's looking more likely than not at this point.

The flip side is, I'll be in school over the summer term.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 30, 2008, 08:57:37 PM
*Pokes Head In*

Stuff has been hectic at my end.

It looks likely that I'll be relocating to Europe for an 8 month internship later this year.

The details are still in the works, but it's looking more likely than not at this point.

The flip side is, I'll be in school over the summer term.

I'm going to take a chance and say: "Congrats!".

Mainly because I'm a big believer in living in different areas. Make sure to take lots of pictures. =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on March 31, 2008, 12:05:43 AM
Thanks.

The digital camera will definitely come along for this trip.

Once the contract comes through, I just need to figure out where I'll live and how I can get some health insurance coverage.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on March 31, 2008, 01:34:44 AM
where in europe and how can i tag along?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on March 31, 2008, 02:43:17 AM
where in europe and how can i tag along?

Montpellier, in the south of France.

It's a university town, with various schools that do all sorts of foreign exchange or transfer programs. The French are pretty big on that sort of thing.

I'd be working for an institute that's affiliated with the main technical university.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on April 15, 2008, 09:21:58 PM
Hey Folks!!! Well I am alive and kicking, and though things are heating up in Iraq, I am pretty much far from its reach. Know I am safe and sound and will be state side shortly for much needed R&R!!! But for now, pictures to entertain you with....

Rolls the footage.


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/l_31dc3d51559d8fc6203940b424b766cf.jpg)
The Swords Gate to Baghdad


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/HPIM0225.jpg)
Me and my Shemagh scarf thing...


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/HPIM0122.jpg)
Me and the native children


Again sorry that I have missed so much.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: inso on April 16, 2008, 10:35:23 PM
i has a domain name now.

LOOK OUT, WORLD! BWAHAHAHA!

i'll probably be putting some stuff up (ie. my demo reel) over the weekend, i've got quite a bit of printing to do for tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on April 23, 2008, 11:35:24 AM
Nice pics, Carib. Hope you enjoy the homeland soil once you're back =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on May 07, 2008, 06:58:36 AM
Yup, enjoying it and soon I'll be back to the Battlefront and ready to survive the Summer!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on May 09, 2008, 04:30:59 PM
where in europe and how can i tag along?

Montpellier, in the south of France.

It's a university town, with various schools that do all sorts of foreign exchange or transfer programs. The French are pretty big on that sort of thing.

I'd be working for an institute that's affiliated with the main technical university.

Congrats! I am soo jealous. Please take lots of pics. France has some beautiful countryside....some strange ppl too! lol!
I'm only going to Arkansas this summer, but it's pretty and it's got my favorite ppl...my parents.:)

Carib-Great pics! Glad to see you're doing ok and will be stateside soon.
*HUGS* all around. Missed you guys. I just don't have time to go online much these days. When I do, it's normally to fix my computer.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on May 11, 2008, 04:53:48 AM
During my Great Journey to Massachusetts I encountered a Golden Pirate Lady...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/HPIM0298.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on June 05, 2008, 01:59:00 AM
I'll probably be a little more lurky than usual for the next little while; one of my brothers is in hospital, essentially in a coma with some signs of regaining full conciousness.  He seems to be moving deliberately but the worry is that they've spotted some severe extensive brain damage and that they won't know the effect till he's fully awake, it's a hard time for the family but we're getting through it but the reality is taking a while to sink in.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on June 05, 2008, 02:08:09 AM
I'll probably be a little more lurky than usual for the next little while; one of my brothers is in hospital, essentially in a coma with some signs of regaining full conciousness.  He seems to be moving deliberately but the worry is that they've spotted some severe extensive brain damage and that they won't know the effect till he's fully awake, it's a hard time for the family but we're getting through it but the reality is taking a while to sink in.

Jeez.. =(

Not a good month or two for the UV. Sorry to hear about your Brother. I'm hoping for the best.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on June 05, 2008, 02:41:19 AM
I'll probably be a little more lurky than usual for the next little while; one of my brothers is in hospital, essentially in a coma with some signs of regaining full conciousness.  He seems to be moving deliberately but the worry is that they've spotted some severe extensive brain damage and that they won't know the effect till he's fully awake, it's a hard time for the family but we're getting through it but the reality is taking a while to sink in.

I hope it turns out ok for him and your family.   :'(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on June 05, 2008, 05:13:46 PM
That sucks :S

*huggles TK and hopes it gets better soon*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on June 05, 2008, 06:04:31 PM
I'll probably be a little more lurky than usual for the next little while; one of my brothers is in hospital, essentially in a coma with some signs of regaining full conciousness.  He seems to be moving deliberately but the worry is that they've spotted some severe extensive brain damage and that they won't know the effect till he's fully awake, it's a hard time for the family but we're getting through it but the reality is taking a while to sink in.

Jeez.. =(

Not a good month or two for the UV. Sorry to hear about your Brother. I'm hoping for the best.

/second

: ( Sorry to hear about that man.

Someone has put an entropy curse on the village.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on June 06, 2008, 07:23:40 PM
Thanks for the positive thoughts guys, he woke up some time last night, he's still really sleepy but he's really responsive and he's asking for things, he can't talk just now because he has a tracheostomy which is different from a tracheotomy in that they can adjust it so he can speak as far as I can gather.  There's a long way to go but things are looking much more positive so fingers crossed that there's continued improvement.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on June 07, 2008, 05:48:26 PM
Thanks for the positive thoughts guys, he woke up some time last night, he's still really sleepy but he's really responsive and he's asking for things, he can't talk just now because he has a tracheostomy which is different from a tracheotomy in that they can adjust it so he can speak as far as I can gather.  There's a long way to go but things are looking much more positive so fingers crossed that there's continued improvement.

That's great news. Thanks for letting us know.

Also I guess I should update a bit. My aunt passed away last weekend. I knew her but we weren't particularly close. She and my dad had been living together for years in the home that was my grandparent's place down in Florida. I'm mostly worried for my Dad and my sister. Dad is now living in the house where his parents and sister all passed away. My sister is having trouble getting through it as she was much closer to her and she actually saw my aunt's body before she was taken away.

Dad is going up North to work for the Summer which can only be a good thing. He'll get away from the house for a few months that way.

An interesting side note is that when they were going through my aunt's things they found that she had information about who her biological parents were. She and dad were both adopted. The really odd thing is that she also had the information on who dad's biological parents were...and she never told him. Now, in her defense, knowing my dad she could have asked him years ago if he wanted to know who his birth parents were and he could have said, "Not really" but it's just kind of strange. Anyway my sister and I are both very interested in getting that info for the purposes of medical history and genealogy.

Oh and I've somehow been blessed with two extremely long and restful nights of sleep in a row. I don't know why but I'm certainly not complaining.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on June 11, 2008, 11:27:03 AM
Sorry to hear that brug, I really feel for your sister too, I hope she'll be ok.

It's good that you have a bit more info on your family too but it would be awful if your Dad was never properly aware of who his parents were.

Sleeping is also good and I know how unusual it is for you to sleep so good for you.

On a more positive note though;  I've started seeing the most fantastic lady (she says she's outgrown girl and isn't sure of lady) she's the property manager for a castle up here which is really cool in itself but she's beautiful, funny, interested in who I am and what I want to do and really really sweet.  She is quite a bit shorter than me but I like that.

My brother is also showing a lot of improvement, he's in a normal ward now and is starting to talk even if it is pretty slow and garbled because his chest still has a fair bit of fluid in it.  My new lady came with me to the hospital and even though it was the first time she'd seen him she was very attentive and concerned enough to ask the nurse questions.

With my brother getting better and someone fantastic in my life I'm actually really happy just now, happier than I've been in quite a long time.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on June 11, 2008, 05:46:37 PM
Sorry to hear that brug, I really feel for your sister too, I hope she'll be ok.

It's good that you have a bit more info on your family too but it would be awful if your Dad was never properly aware of who his parents were.

Sleeping is also good and I know how unusual it is for you to sleep so good for you.

On a more positive note though;  I've started seeing the most fantastic lady (she says she's outgrown girl and isn't sure of lady) she's the property manager for a castle up here which is really cool in itself but she's beautiful, funny, interested in who I am and what I want to do and really really sweet.  She is quite a bit shorter than me but I like that.

My brother is also showing a lot of improvement, he's in a normal ward now and is starting to talk even if it is pretty slow and garbled because his chest still has a fair bit of fluid in it.  My new lady came with me to the hospital and even though it was the first time she'd seen him she was very attentive and concerned enough to ask the nurse questions.

With my brother getting better and someone fantastic in my life I'm actually really happy just now, happier than I've been in quite a long time.

Very cool. Glad to hear he's doing better and also glad to hear you've found someone like that. Best of luck to you!  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on June 12, 2008, 09:04:04 AM

Also I guess I should update a bit. My aunt passed away last weekend.

Sorry! I missed this! Sorry for the loss in your family. =|
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on June 12, 2008, 04:43:12 PM

Also I guess I should update a bit. My aunt passed away last weekend.

Sorry! I missed this! Sorry for the loss in your family. =|

That's ok. Everyone seems to be handling it ok as far as I can tell. I haven't talked to my sister in about a week though. I need to try to call her again.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on June 12, 2008, 08:03:44 PM
she's the property manager for a castle up here

does that mean i should actually look into visiting you?
and yay on the brother bit. if he needs books that are simple but yet interesting enough to get the brain fully cognitive again i can send you a list for him to spend the non-visiting hours.



brug, grats on the sleep! i hope it's keeping up. i have some pics from the crash course i took in ceramics that i'll try to get up soon. they're not as good as your stuff, but i feel accomplished. also, sorry to hear about the aunt. i really dont know what else can be said in the situation. have you gone down to see your sister, at least draw her away for dinner for an hour or so and try to bring out the happy again?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Jeff on June 30, 2008, 09:14:15 AM
The board fell over and lost my last post, but last week I moved into my new place, mortgage and all. It's been wonderfully exhausting.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on July 02, 2008, 05:02:41 PM
The board fell over and lost my last post, but last week I moved into my new place, mortgage and all. It's been wonderfully exhausting.

Awesome (about the mortgage, not the board flipping out)!

We are in the process of moving to a new apartment, which is awesome and crappy at the same time. It's 10x nicer than where we live but apparently everywhere around Dallas is wired as all hell, and once you get into Dallas they're in the early 90s as far as infrastructure goes, I don't think we can even get DSL. Fiber optics are out of the question, and there's only one cable provider.

It wouldn't be a big deal if I lived in a house out in the country, but we live like ten minutes from downtown.

And grats on being all moved in. I can't wait for that feeling.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Larspeart on July 08, 2008, 01:45:53 AM
Not much.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Jeff on July 08, 2008, 08:17:07 AM
And grats on being all moved in. I can't wait for that feeling.

Still have loads to do, unfortunately. Changing addresses to 20 different places, trying to weedle a bbq and new bed out of my brother. Still waiting for my intercom to be hooked up. Currently couch-less but may be ordering a nice new leather one shortly.  Made my first payment on Friday. I'm so very mature and responsible now (in theory).
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on July 08, 2008, 01:05:09 PM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/HPIM0401.jpg)
All Services Represented at the 4th of July Re Enlistment Ceremony... Where 1200 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, National Guardsmen and Marines took the oath




(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/HPIM0373.jpg)
And this all took place at Al Faw Palace, a mini palace that Saddam Hussein had built after the first Gulf War to commemorate the fight between Iraq and Iran control of the Al Faw Province.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on July 08, 2008, 04:46:51 PM
Thanks for the pics again Carib. With AQ almost completely wiped out over there and Iraq now asking for a timetable for our troops to withdrawal it certainly seems like things are winding down over there. I hope that means you all will be back home soon. Be safe!  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on July 09, 2008, 09:48:51 AM
There will always be somewhere to go and fight... Afghanistan is still hot.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on July 09, 2008, 01:25:58 PM
Afghanistan is still hot.

Yeah she is but here's to hoping she won't give you her number.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on July 09, 2008, 04:16:29 PM
So I finally had the Pillar Procedure (http://www.restoremedical.com/Pillar-Procedure/) done for my sleep apnea. My throat is killing me atm and I can't take any pills for the pain for another 20 mins or so.   :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on July 09, 2008, 09:53:18 PM
So I finally had the Pillar Procedure (http://www.restoremedical.com/Pillar-Procedure/) done for my sleep apnea. My throat is killing me atm and I can't take any pills for the pain for another 20 mins or so.   :(

Good luck. Hope it works.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on July 10, 2008, 01:54:09 AM
So I finally had the Pillar Procedure (http://www.restoremedical.com/Pillar-Procedure/) done for my sleep apnea. My throat is killing me atm and I can't take any pills for the pain for another 20 mins or so.   :(

Good luck! Horrible sleep is just.... well horrible.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Killmod on July 17, 2008, 02:30:34 AM
I just found this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTG7ajgBH4o&feature=PlayList&p=048A312235158C07&index=2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTG7ajgBH4o&feature=PlayList&p=048A312235158C07&index=2)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on July 18, 2008, 05:12:03 PM
he's five seconds short.

i want my money back
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on July 28, 2008, 09:32:24 AM
I got the results of my MRI back. I was asked: "Do you want the good news or the bad news?"

I said: "Give me the good news last so it ends on a positive note."

I was told: "Well... the bad news is that you have four vertebrae out. Two in your upper neck and two in your lower back. The good news is that we can prove that you're injured. I'm not saying that YOU are doing this but sometimes people might exaggerate the pain."

I was also told that I would be more susceptible to back and neck pain in the future.

I think I'll get one of those lean back chairs from WALLe.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on July 29, 2008, 04:18:38 AM
I got the results of my MRI back. I was asked: "Do you want the good news or the bad news?"

I said: "Give me the good news last so it ends on a positive note."

I was told: "Well... the bad news is that you have four vertebrae out. Two in your upper neck and two in your lower back. The good news is that we can prove that you're injured. I'm not saying that YOU are doing this but sometimes people might exaggerate the pain."

I was also told that I would be more susceptible to back and neck pain in the future.

I think I'll get one of those lean back chairs from WALLe.

What if we find you to be a pain in the neck right now?  :P

Seriously though, what does having vertebrae "out" mean? Out of alignment or some such? Also, is there anything that can be done about it like further therapy?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on July 29, 2008, 04:37:52 AM
Seriously though, what does having vertebrae "out" mean? Out of alignment or some such? Also, is there anything that can be done about it like further therapy?


=)

That's a good question. I took it to mean that I have less of a margin for pain than before. eg. Other people can have their vertebrae out this much before they feel pain. Since yours is already out, you have less to work with and since you're approaching it your feeling pain.

I'm going to see him tomorrow to ask some more.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Killmod on August 03, 2008, 03:33:11 AM
I just got back from a week long, US East Coast Vacay at 4 AM this morning. Went to Washington D.C. and New York. Will probably post pictures soon.  :idea:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 05, 2008, 09:41:46 PM
Hey Doombot, thanks a trillion for the care Package... And I thank everyone for their support and words....



First picture of me and General Petraeus, Head Boss of Multi National Forces Iraq
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/ToulonandtheGeneral.jpg)



and the second is me and the Las Vegas shot glass Lady Doombot sent me...
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/HPIM0414.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on August 05, 2008, 10:39:02 PM

First picture of me and General Petraeus, Head Boss of Multi National Forces Iraq

Whoa!!  Promotion coming up:  :D

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 05, 2008, 10:48:23 PM
Promotion? I wish... I got like seven more months before I go before the board to become a Sergeant. Plus, that whole handshake was for re enlisting and extending my term of service.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 06, 2008, 12:30:37 AM
Awwww... am I work and I feel like crying.

You look happy in that photo. =)

Glad you like the stuff!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 06, 2008, 12:40:14 AM
And why shouldn't be happy. I have friends who support me despite life being hard and harsh out here. So yes, I savor every moment.

Again, thanks one and all for the morale booster.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on August 06, 2008, 01:35:43 AM
Promotion? I wish... I got like seven more months before I go before the board to become a Sergeant. Plus, that whole handshake was for re enlisting and extending my term of service.

Obviously you need an agent.

*volunteers*

*for the agent, I mean, not for Iraq*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 06, 2008, 08:13:07 AM
And why shouldn't be happy. I have friends who support me despite life being hard and harsh out here. So yes, I savor every moment.

Again, thanks one and all for the morale booster.

It's really great that you have that attitude. It makes me wish I had signed up when I was thinking about it back in the day.

Thank you once again for your continued service to the country.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on August 06, 2008, 11:41:28 AM
I'm getting married! It's such an expensive business and so horribly stressful.  It'll be worth it all though.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on August 06, 2008, 02:51:09 PM
I'm getting married!

Congrats!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 06, 2008, 04:19:02 PM
I'm getting married! It's such an expensive business and so horribly stressful.  It'll be worth it all though.

Grats!

Yeah we've somehow managed to turn the typical wedding into a commercial enterprise.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on August 06, 2008, 05:10:50 PM
Does anyone else think General Petreaus looks like Alvin?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 06, 2008, 07:58:45 PM
I'm getting married! It's such an expensive business and so horribly stressful.  It'll be worth it all though.

Awesome news! Congratulations! I hope you two will be very happy.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on August 09, 2008, 06:53:16 AM
I'm getting married! It's such an expensive business and so horribly stressful.  It'll be worth it all though.

I agree with all of that.

Especially the last part. : )

Grats, and good luck!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 09, 2008, 07:02:22 PM
Congrates on taking the plunge, TK!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 11, 2008, 11:45:08 AM
We went to the Star Trek Convention at the Hilton. I had a really fun day but the convention in Vegas just seemed a bit lacking. I remember going to a convention in Los Angeles about 19 years ago (I was very very young when I went) and the place was packed with great stuff. There were tables filled with interesting things to buy, lots of people and it just seemed more alive.

The convention at the Hilton just seemed sparse and lifeless. While many of the big names were there we got to see many F list actors instead. eg. The guy who did the welding in the upcoming Star Trek Movie promo ("Meet the Welder!"), see the Asian kid from that episode where Wesley Crusher and five other children were kidnapped, and the "These aren't the droids you're looking for" Stormtrooper. Sure it's cool that you were in the movie but I'm not dropping $40.00 for a picture or autograph from you. I can spend another $30.00 and get a picture with Leonard Nimoy. Scott Bakula had the most expensive price tag for autographs and pictures. I like the guy but why $109.00 for a picture with him vs $75.00 for Nimoy or even Zackary Quinto?

On the plus side, I got to say hello to Zackary Quinto and he said hello back to me with a big friendly smile. He seems like a nice guy.

Then we went to go eat at one of 'our' restaurants since Quarks was full. We went to the restaurant at Binions and noticed a faint sewer backup smell. We walked in anyway and we were the only people there for 80% of our meal. It felt very strange. Every word we said was echoed though out the restaurant.

We then returned to the convention and walked around some more. There wasn't anything interesting that we just HAD to have. We got a $5.00 Hotwheels Batmobile and that was it. A purchase possibly made because we had to get 'something'. As we left we were given a handout. The handout mentioned a party/panel with the stars of Star Trek the Experience.

I'll continue that story later on tomorrow...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Jeff on September 07, 2008, 08:58:56 AM
Just got back from vacation. I blew a tire in Death Valley and can't get the taste out of my mouth.

True story.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 08, 2008, 08:24:36 PM
We still have a stockade, right?  So we can put Jeff in it?
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Post by: The SysMan on September 08, 2008, 10:53:50 PM
Why Death Valley?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Jeff on September 09, 2008, 01:46:28 AM
Why Death Valley?

Because it sounds better than telling people I was vacationing in Fluffy Bunny Wildlife Preserve.

We still have a stockade, right?  So we can put Jeff in it?

Last I checked it was occupied by some disheveled, confused old vagrant who hung a 'vestibule' sign out front.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 09, 2008, 01:47:58 AM
Why Death Valley?

Because it sounds better than telling people I was vacationing in Fluffy Bunny Wildlife Preserve.

We still have a stockade, right?  So we can put Jeff in it?

Last I checked it was occupied by some disheveled, confused old vagrant who hung a 'vestibule' sign out front.

That is so goddam annoying!  I am NOT disheveled!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on September 09, 2008, 01:52:31 AM
but you could use a bath
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Jeff on September 09, 2008, 01:57:46 AM
There was a clear and distinct lack of hevelment going on. Wearing socks and sandals at the same time, living in your own filth. That sort of thing.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 09, 2008, 05:36:11 PM
There was a clear and distinct lack of hevelment going on. Wearing socks and sandals at the same time, living in your own filth. That sort of thing.

But they'z hot!  And stylish!

(http://images.quickblogcast.com/9/4/4/0/1/118283-110449/tmpphpLnSvYP.jpg)
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Post by: Tink on September 12, 2008, 07:25:39 PM
I'm back to getting Gladys ready for school after my own 3 leave. Six yr. olds can be sooo tiring at times, and they talk about those most random things sometimes. My oldest (Icehawk) has decided that being a stoner is not such a good idea and is finishing high school this year instead of next, by doubling up on his classes and going two nights a week. Mathew is still very into his art studies and they wised up and gave him Spanish this year, b/c they finally realized that French is absolutely useless here.  Eva is still a brain, but not to be confused with  a geek. lol! She's even into "girlie" things now, but hell no, she aint wearin' a skirt! It took me 2 hours to spiral curl her hair for the first day of school. She was bitching b/c it took so long, so I had to explain that if her hair wasn't down to her ass, it wouldn't have taken so long. Then I told her that she can do it herself next time.  :laugh:

I'm winding down from the usual bust-ass lawn work I was doing all summer. Looking into going back to school for computer tech support. Doc says I've got to stay out of the sun from now on.:( I go to the doc's on Monday to find out more on the skin cancer. If it's not one thing, it's another, I just keep rolling with the punches. Funny how I gave up all the bad shit to the point where I bore myself, but daaaamn, I just can't win.

I guess the bright side is, my kids are all back on the right track, so things don't totally suck.:)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Killmod on September 13, 2008, 12:21:06 AM
My oldest (Icehawk) has decided that being a stoner is not such a good idea

Oh no. They're on to us...
 :o
Edit: http://www.kongregate.com/games/jmtb02/elephant-rave (http://www.kongregate.com/games/jmtb02/elephant-rave) This may possibly be the greatest thing you will ever play in your entire life, really
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Post by: Tink on September 13, 2008, 01:09:38 PM
 :laugh: That was cute. It took me all of 3 seconds to get killed. I suck at games....horribly.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on September 14, 2008, 12:43:02 AM
I go to the doc's on Monday to find out more on the skin cancer. If it's not one thing, it's another, I just keep rolling with the punches. Funny how I gave up all the bad shit to the point where I bore myself, but daaaamn, I just can't win.

I guess the bright side is, my kids are all back on the right track, so things don't totally suck.:)

ahh, don't miss most bad stuff anyway :) Especially the cigs - don't miss those things at all. Boring is good :)

I hope things work out with your health, D. {{{HUGS}}}

Good about your son, too. Being a stoner is overrated. I mean, I'm happy how everything turned out in life and all, but I kinda wish I wasn't such a screwup from 18-27 or so. 
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 14, 2008, 08:07:02 AM
I'm winding down from the usual bust-ass lawn work I was doing all summer. Looking into going back to school for computer tech support. Doc says I've got to stay out of the sun from now on.:( I go to the doc's on Monday to find out more on the skin cancer. If it's not one thing, it's another, I just keep rolling with the punches. Funny how I gave up all the bad shit to the point where I bore myself, but daaaamn, I just can't win.


Geez... =|

Good luck with the skin cancer!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 14, 2008, 04:24:06 PM

I'm winding down from the usual bust-ass lawn work I was doing all summer. Looking into going back to school for computer tech support. Doc says I've got to stay out of the sun from now on.:( I go to the doc's on Monday to find out more on the skin cancer. If it's not one thing, it's another, I just keep rolling with the punches. Funny how I gave up all the bad shit to the point where I bore myself, but daaaamn, I just can't win.

I guess the bright side is, my kids are all back on the right track, so things don't totally suck.:)

I'm glad to see your kids are doing well. Let us know about the skin cancer though. I'll put ya in my prayers.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 14, 2008, 05:48:19 PM
I got you in my prayers to, Tink. Hope it isn't the big C.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 14, 2008, 06:06:40 PM
I got you in my prayers to, Tink. Hope it isn't the big C.

Speaking of having people in my prayers, good to hear from you man.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 14, 2008, 07:27:59 PM
All is quiet on the Eastern Front, Brugdor.


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSCF0015.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 14, 2008, 07:41:56 PM
All is quiet on the Eastern Front, Brugdor.

So where are you stationed now?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 14, 2008, 07:53:26 PM
Still in Iraq... still at Falcon. Five more months till I return state side.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on September 16, 2008, 02:41:28 PM
Lookin good Carib! Thanks for postin' the pics. Stay safe, you're always in my prayers.


Thanks for the thoughts and prayers guys. Had to cancel the appt. yesterday, so I won't know anything for awhile longer. I've known for awhile, but just kept putting off getting the doc's opinion. Kind of falls under the headings of "If you can't afford the cure, don't ask for the diagnosis" and "if you can't handle the answer, don't ask the question." I'm used to flying by the seat of my pants, so don't worry, I'll be ok.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on September 16, 2008, 05:20:32 PM
Thanks Tink... Always good to be in the prayers... and you are in mine as well.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: MrWeasel on September 20, 2008, 05:01:32 AM
Yes even my prayers are with you carib

Having been there myself during DS I feel for you and all our boys out there.

Just remember 1 important thing

Never Never Never get stuck with the human loaf MRE

Meatballs in BBQ so so much better :D

that and flea collars on your ankles should keep you going
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on September 21, 2008, 04:50:33 AM

Meatballs in BBQ so so much better :D

that and flea collars on your ankles should keep you going

That's advice begging for an anecdote.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 30, 2008, 05:39:30 AM
I got gas for my car today. This is noteworthy because I'm in Atlanta. My mother and I went out on an errand in her car and scouted for gas stations on the way in and out of Decatur. We saw some promising ones, she dropped me off and I immediately left for one of them. It was the only one where we saw that they had people directing traffic and keeping order. I filled my tank and it only took me maybe 15 minutes of waiting.

I called my mother after and told her how quick it went so she said she'd try a little later. By the time she went out, every station we had gone by that had had gas was out. Luckily she's still got half a tank.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on October 01, 2008, 01:36:14 PM
Come to NY, we don't have lines, just high prices. The whole gas thing is getting out of control. Someone siphoned the gas out of my husbands work truck the other night. They have a pressure washing truck at the dealership, and he filled it up Monday, and yesterday it was bone dry when he went to use it. Are the lines at the pumps so long b/c of the storms or has it gotten that bad there? WOW! It's like deja-vu of the 70's. What's next, odd and even plates?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 01, 2008, 03:47:25 PM
Come to NY, we don't have lines, just high prices. The whole gas thing is getting out of control. Someone siphoned the gas out of my husbands work truck the other night. They have a pressure washing truck at the dealership, and he filled it up Monday, and yesterday it was bone dry when he went to use it. Are the lines at the pumps so long b/c of the storms or has it gotten that bad there? WOW! It's like deja-vu of the 70's. What's next, odd and even plates?

Our supply is down due to the storm and demand shot up because everyone panicked. They've been filling their tanks when they get as low as 3/4 of a tank. We'd likely be fine otherwise as if you travel 40 minutes outside Atlanta there's apparently plenty of gas to be found.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on October 02, 2008, 07:31:30 PM
Quote from: MrWeasel
Yes even my prayers are with you carib

Having been there myself during DS I feel for you and all our boys out there.

Just remember 1 important thing

Never Never Never get stuck with the human loaf MRE

Meatballs in BBQ so so much better Cheesy

that and flea collars on your ankles should keep you going


Thanks for the tip. My old man gave me a similar tip... he was out there in DS with SF... warned me about the sand fleas and camel spiders... For now, I operate in the concrete jungles of South baghdad, so I'll be alright... its the children you have to watch out for. So far a good week. Weather is much cooler.

Thanks for the prayers and good wishes... Lord knows I need everyone one of them.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 02, 2008, 07:59:07 PM
its the children you have to watch out for.

They bite your ankles too?  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on October 09, 2008, 02:35:43 PM
They tend to crowd you and try to relieve of us of our candy. For some reason, Uncle Sam in all his wisdom didn't see fit to issue us snicker bars.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Nighthavok on October 10, 2008, 05:36:33 AM
(http://kaylee2.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/camel_spider.jpg)

 :dead: :dead: :dead:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on October 10, 2008, 12:28:55 PM
Camel Spiders!!!!
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Post by: karategoldfish on October 11, 2008, 06:01:27 PM
holy shit
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Post by: Sweetpea on October 13, 2008, 01:08:54 PM
things are really fucked up like supremely, not just a little but royally fucked up

i dont know what to do, there's doors closed on every side and each day its getting harder and harder to breath.  i cried for the first time in about 3 years on friday

now its monday, i've made calls, no one along official lines can help me, I need more information, tried to get it from the usual government bodies and NGO's but no one seems to be willing to give it to me or to give me the correct information that i'm looking for so now i dont know what to do next.  beauracracy has literally taken the power out of my hands and rendered me impotent without giving me a chance to give my side of the story.   

fuck the world, i'm shit scared and apart from direct action against the people who have done this to me (which could turn nasty) I don't see any other way to resolve this.  its fucked up but they've messed with the wrong person.  One way or another i'm fucking sorting this shit out

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on October 13, 2008, 11:46:25 PM
things are really fucked up like supremely, not just a little but royally fucked up
Let us know if we can help... what with the breaking of knees and so forth.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on October 14, 2008, 12:46:42 AM
if there are any villagers in london then I might be putting out a mass call out for people to come and show a bit of solidarity en masse at a lady's house who is trying to screw me over

otherwise, i just needed to vent a little.  its been a stressful 2 weeks and 3 months before that
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 14, 2008, 03:13:30 AM
if there are any villagers in london then I might be putting out a mass call out for people to come and show a bit of solidarity en masse at a lady's house who is trying to screw me over

otherwise, i just needed to vent a little.  its been a stressful 2 weeks and 3 months before that

Sorry to hear it.  :worried:

 *Dwarf hugs*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Jeff on October 14, 2008, 08:51:00 PM
Sweetpea, you want we should bust some kneecaps for you?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on October 15, 2008, 06:28:05 PM
maybe not bust kneecaps but definitely some threatening looks and shoving might be required

seriously, if there are any villagers in london who'd be willing to show a bit of support then please let me know.

I can fill you in on the story later.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on October 21, 2008, 05:55:50 PM
*Hugs* Sweetpea! I hope things get resolved soon. Venting is encouraged, it always helps to get things off your chest.

Carib-Thanks for the shivers. Daaaaaaaaamn! Those are the ugliest friggin spiders I've ever seen and I used to have a pet Turantula! Aint no way, I'd even go near one of those creepy lookin suckers. Ewww!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on November 08, 2008, 03:26:50 AM
So, I just saw gas around here at $1.92 a gallon  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on November 08, 2008, 11:31:59 PM
Dude! I paid 1.97 a gallon for gas!

It was amazing.
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Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 10, 2008, 08:16:27 AM
advice: dont get stuck in a "non-quarantine" situation. you will be bored sick.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 14, 2008, 08:55:09 PM
Had one of my cats put to sleep today. She had spent the last four years in a 3x5 cage except when I could be around and alert enough to let her out. Her hyper-thyroid issue would cause her to pee and scratch on everything which is how the cage came about. The guilt of keeping her in that little cage finally overcame the guilt of having her put to sleep. It's a decision I've really struggled with over the last year or so.

I'm going to spread her ashes outside so she can finally run free again.

George "fuzzbutt" Fullmer  1993-2008

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on November 15, 2008, 12:16:33 AM
My condolences on your cat.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 15, 2008, 01:39:46 AM
Had one of my cats put to sleep today. She had spent the last four years in a 3x5 cage except when I could be around and alert enough to let her out. Her hyper-thyroid issue would cause her to pee and scratch on everything which is how the cage came about. The guilt of keeping her in that little cage finally overcame the guilt of having her put to sleep. It's a decision I've really struggled with over the last year or so.

I'm going to spread her ashes outside so she can finally run free again.

George "fuzzbutt" Fullmer  1993-2008



Awwww geez. I'm so sorry. There's just something about having animals around. I don't know if it's because I grew up on a farm (sorta) and just lived with animals but... they do wrap around your heart.

I think you made the right decision to have George put to sleep.She's not suffering anymore. Still... sorry that your kitty isn't around anymore.

*Deep Hugs*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on November 16, 2008, 01:16:42 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your cat Brugdor. My heart felt condolences.

I've been soooooo busy since I started working. It's kind of hard to find any online time when I'm working 7-5 m-f. It's a fun job though and I like the ppl I work with. I've barely had time to cook a decent meal, but I somehow manage to pull it off every night. It's just sometimes it's served on paper plates. ;D
My dog Uno died of a massive heart attack last Saturday night. It was hard on all of us, but he was such a great dog. He had a heart of gold and loved everyone. He was fine one minute, going from one person in the house to the next to get behind his ear scratched, and then he walked in the living room and dropped dead from a heart attack. We were in disbelied for 2 days. Our other dog (his mother) wanders around sometimes, but for the most part accepted it. We're keeping a watchful eye on her b/c she's 12 yrs. old now, and we can't bare to lose another on so soon. I told the kids NO MORE PETS! I just don't want to go through this again. It's too heart breaking.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 17, 2008, 05:55:40 AM
Geez... that's harsh! =(

Sorry to hear about the dog dying and presumably at a young age.

*Hugs*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 17, 2008, 03:02:13 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your cat Brugdor. My heart felt condolences.
My dog Uno died of a massive heart attack last Saturday night. It was hard on all of us, but he was such a great dog. He had a heart of gold and loved everyone. He was fine one minute, going from one person in the house to the next to get behind his ear scratched, and then he walked in the living room and dropped dead from a heart attack. We were in disbelied for 2 days. Our other dog (his mother) wanders around sometimes, but for the most part accepted it. We're keeping a watchful eye on her b/c she's 12 yrs. old now, and we can't bare to lose another on so soon. I told the kids NO MORE PETS! I just don't want to go through this again. It's too heart breaking.

Thank you and I'm very sorry for your loss as well.  :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 19, 2008, 07:34:18 PM
Recovering from Steroid injections in my back.

It's to reduce the inflamations from the injury. The procedure seems fairly painless and my back feels better but I'm in lalalala land from the meds.

So it's sitting on the couch and playing Fallout today.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 19, 2008, 07:52:18 PM
Recovering from Steroid injections in my back.

Does this mean we'll see you testifying in front of Congress soon?  :worried:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on November 19, 2008, 09:42:17 PM
I'm in lalalala land from the meds.
playing Fallout today.

...
Whoa. Do NOT go into the vault with the airborne drugs then. You might end up having a 3 hour arguement with a wall <.<
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 20, 2008, 06:03:34 AM
Recovering from Steroid injections in my back.

Does this mean we'll see you testifying in front of Congress soon?  :worried:

No but I might change my name to Jennifer Walters.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 20, 2008, 07:13:48 AM
Recovering from Steroid injections in my back.

Does this mean we'll see you testifying in front of Congress soon?  :worried:

No but I might change my name to Jennifer Walters.

Heh, I was pretty sure but I actually had to go check that one to verify. +5 points for obscurity.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 21, 2008, 12:37:55 AM
i had to write a 'personal myth' for my poetry class last week. the way the class works is: write poem, over weekend everyone looks at poem, come back and writer reads poem, everyone else critiques.

i wrote an abstract version of the village. apparently we're some sort of nerdy convention on a tropical beach.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Starseeker on November 21, 2008, 03:33:35 AM
Steroids and pain killers?  Sounds like a sex...y cocktail.   ;D

Sure, why not, Acd.  Some of us will probably cosplay too.  All I need is a bottle of Romanee Conti' and a box of Montecristo NO. 2 to go with my powered armor.   :guitarist:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Morb on November 24, 2008, 11:36:33 PM
I decided to go corporate, and just started working for a certain huge finnish company formerly involved with rubber boots. It's been all training and "orientation" and a whole lot of finglish words that sound sort of retarded, but I've done my best to cope with the crazy hours. Then today everything got a little weird.

All of a sudden I was redirected from the fervent training to do some Mickey Mouse work with other reissued people, and watched all day long as more and more people got fired, until the factory was half empty. I just signed up, so I'm propably safe for the time being, as long as I manage to get "oriented" real fast and don't screw up too bad. But there's not a whole lot of love going around the place for the new guy at the moment. Well... as long as the cash keeps flowing...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on November 26, 2008, 07:08:21 AM
I broke up with my girlfriend of 3.5 years on monday, and my grandpa died today. 

My grandpa passing on put the girlfriend thing into perspective at least.

That's what's going on in my life!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on November 26, 2008, 07:26:56 AM
Sorry about your gramps - that's never fun.

Also sorry about the GF, but in the end, it was probably a good thing (while they sucked at the time, I can't think of any of my breakups - and there were many - that were not a positive thing in an overall sense :) )

How is your writing coming?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on November 26, 2008, 07:44:20 AM
Yeah, my lady and I were due to split.  I'm actually doing all right- it's been clear to me for a long time that my relationship needed to end, and my grandpa's been sick for a really long time.  I'm mostly adjusted.

My writing is coming along more slowly than it should.  I'm too gods-damned lazy.  It's coming though!

edit: you know, honestly, it's not that I'm lazy.  writing novel-length fiction gives me panic attacks.  I can write periodical pieces all day and night, but whenever I try to write for my mythical novel I start hyperventilating.  It's not that fun!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 26, 2008, 08:06:13 AM
I broke up with my girlfriend of 3.5 years on monday, and my grandpa died today. 

My grandpa passing on put the girlfriend thing into perspective at least.

That's what's going on in my life!

Sorry Than   :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 26, 2008, 08:19:39 AM
Sorry for your loss.  :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on November 26, 2008, 04:54:49 PM
Double loss for the lose. : (

If it's any consolation, I think most people are terrified at the novel. I don't know why it is, if it's a cultural thing or just something inherent in our psychology but every time I sat down to work on it I'd rather have been doing anything else in the world. Then when I was supposed to be doing other things I'd get awesome ideas and start wanting to write.

Stupid f'ing brain.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 14, 2008, 11:57:22 PM
I went to the Liberace Museum (http://www.liberace.org/liberace_museum/).

I'll say this... the guy had Flair. =)

But he had Flair and STYLE. Those pianos are BEAUTIFUL! Some of the other art pieces are just amazing as well in their beauty and eligance.

I'll post some pictures later.

And they even had his Hot Pants Outfit.

Let me post a picture of Liberace in Hot Pants as a favor to you all in case you don't know the outfit.

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/2125/liberace554ai7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 15, 2008, 12:37:33 AM

But he had Flair and STYLE.


Was he stylin and profilin?

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 15, 2008, 03:33:09 AM

But he had Flair and STYLE.


Was he stylin and profilin?



More like Struttin' and Juttin'
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 15, 2008, 04:21:34 AM
More like Struttin' and Juttin'

Did you love to watch him strut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKrNtWZUN2I&feature=related)?  ;)


Meh, as long as I'm here anyway I'll do a short update. I went to a book store for the first time in a long time. The one in the mall 2 miles away closed about a year ago so it's been Amazon for me lately. My parents were going to Borders and I tagged along. I found three new books. I got another book by Homer Hickam who wrote Rocket Boys which is the book that the movie October Sky was based on. This one is called Torpedo Junction and is a historical account of the U-boat attacks off the East coast of the US during WWII. I got Band of Brothers by Ambrose as well. I have the DVD set from the show and a book about all of it by Dick Winters but I'd never gotten the original book that started it all. The last book was a normal old fantasy novel based in Raymond Feist's Riftwar series called Honored Enemy.

Up until I got these I had been reading back through Robert Aspirin's Myth series. So if nothing else I'll have plenty of reading material for the next few weeks.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 15, 2008, 06:50:09 AM
More like Struttin' and Juttin'
I got Band of Brothers by Ambrose as well. I have the DVD set from the show and a book about all of it by Dick Winters but I'd never gotten the original book that started it all.

I'm thinking about picking it up in Blu-Ray. I heard it's awesome in Blu-Ray.

Band of Brothers [Blu-ray] (2008) (http://www.amazon.com/Band-Brothers-Blu-ray-Damian-Lewis/dp/B00129H7VS)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 15, 2008, 06:56:33 AM

I'm thinking about picking it up in Blu-Ray. I heard it's awesome in Blu-Ray.

Band of Brothers [Blu-ray] (2008) (http://www.amazon.com/Band-Brothers-Blu-ray-Damian-Lewis/dp/B00129H7VS)

I dunno about Blu-Ray but the series itself is one of the best I've ever seen. I think at least a couple of the shows should be required viewing in American high schools.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on December 18, 2008, 09:49:00 PM
we watched a few episodes in my hs us history class.

i still find it hard to believe that the "people" in my class (i should have taken it ap) didnt get that everything was basically memorization on stuff that we've been learning since 2nd(ish) grade.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 18, 2008, 10:03:06 PM
we watched a few episodes in my hs us history class.

I'm glad to hear it. Out of curiosity, do you remember which episodes you watched?

I think "Day of Days" and "Why We Fight" would be my top two choices. Of course the inexplicably random sex scene in "Why We Fight" might rule it out of a hs classroom if it wasn't an edited version.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on December 20, 2008, 02:54:51 PM
My tour of duty is up folks!!!! I am going home by very early January as opposed to Mid Feb. So yes, my 13 months of Iraq has come and I am heading home. Thank you one and all for the prayers, the gifts and the good wishes. It has been a long deployment but it is almost over.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 20, 2008, 03:29:21 PM
Excellent news, Carib!

And thank you for keeping us updated throughout your tour.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 20, 2008, 04:28:31 PM
My tour of duty is up folks!!!! I am going home by very early January as opposed to Mid Feb. So yes, my 13 months of Iraq has come and I am heading home. Thank you one and all for the prayers, the gifts and the good wishes. It has been a long deployment but it is almost over.

Hehe, you know last night I actually prayed for you to check in because we hadn't heard from you in a while. It's great to see you are ok and finally heading home.  :) 8)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on December 20, 2008, 08:01:40 PM
it has been a rough and busy last few weeks. A lot of patrols, getting ready to go home (which wasn't as painful as I thought it wouldn't be here), and being ready for our replacements. But I figure what is another week. And I can't wait to head home and just rest and resettle back state side. THough I will miss some of the friends (locals) i befriended and the children out here, as I have grown up among a lot of kids I tend to have an empathy with them. But hey, its the way of it. We come and we go. I just hope they grow up happy, free and able to make the choices they wouldn't have been able to make during Saddam's reign.

But again thank you everyone for the support and the prayers.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 20, 2008, 08:12:33 PM
But again thank you everyone for the support and the prayers.

It never feels like enough to me though. What you men and women do for this country is such a great thing and you don't get nearly the credit or rewards you deserve. All I can come up with is to tell you that you're a better man that I am for having served your country like you have.

God bless you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 20, 2008, 09:50:52 PM
My tour of duty is up folks!!!! I am going home by very early January as opposed to Mid Feb. So yes, my 13 months of Iraq has come and I am heading home. Thank you one and all for the prayers, the gifts and the good wishes. It has been a long deployment but it is almost over.

That's WONDERFUL!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 23, 2008, 03:02:29 AM
FYI! It's about 2/3 off in price.

Pick it up on Blu Ray for only $37 vs $99

Band of Brothers [Blu-ray] (2001) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00129H7VS)

I just ordered a copy.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on December 23, 2008, 05:00:21 AM
Thanks for the gift, Jen. That was really cool :)  (and not just cause I remember the song and the show)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 23, 2008, 05:14:58 AM
Thanks for the gift, Jen. That was really cool :)  (and not just cause I remember the song and the show)

You're welcome. It was either going to be David Naughton or Horsack from Welcome Back Kotter.

Figured a Weird Al version of Makin' It would be funnier. =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 25, 2008, 03:08:13 AM
You know that scene in the movie...

Where the dogs are barking and the nice couple yell at the dogs to SHUT UP unaware that Jason the Ax Murderer is hiding in the closet?

Well... our two dogs have been Bat Crazy Insane over the outside closet. Turns out there's been a kitten stuck in there for nearly a week!

The door was open about a week ago and it does that from time to time. We're not sure if it's thieves not finding anything or pressure from the weather or wind.

Well... this last time, a cat (more like a kitten) must have climbed in there to escape the cold and then we shut the door unaware of the kitty in the closet.

We're giving it tuna and milk right now and security's being called so we can see if anyone's lost a kitty.

Poor thing. It was starving! =(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on December 25, 2008, 04:21:07 AM

Poor thing. It was starving! =(

Awwww.

Makes for a nice Christmas gift though. The kitten gets a warm bed, food, and probably a belly wub and you get a little bundle of fluffy joy on Christmas day.  8)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 25, 2008, 04:50:46 AM

Poor thing. It was starving! =(

Awwww.

Makes for a nice Christmas gift though. The kitten gets a warm bed, food, and probably a belly wub and you get a little bundle of fluffy joy on Christmas day.  8)

We would keep the cat but we have two dogs that would attack it. Animal control just came by anyway. We posted around the social network sites along with the information for the shelter. He said don't worry... "A young cat like this? Someone will take it."

Poor thing was hungry. We gave it tuna, salmon and milk.

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/1386/img2222ox2.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on January 01, 2009, 07:29:40 PM
Of course the inexplicably random sex scene in "Why We Fight" might rule it out of a hs classroom if it wasn't an edited version.

i do remember a random sex scene actually. awesomest teacher in the soc department and on top of that he probably didnt care as much that year as usual due to having to move most of his family away from katrina.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 01, 2009, 08:02:54 PM
words

*stern look at Acd*

And where have you been young lady?

*stamps foot*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on January 04, 2009, 05:59:43 PM
home from school, where i have to share a slow internet connectin on a single computer with up to four other people.

so i've been avoiding it in liew (sp?) of using the bf's bigscreen and cable, and fighting a cat for the right to cuddle with him.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 04, 2009, 07:24:10 PM
home from school, where i have to share a slow internet connectin on a single computer with up to four other people.

so i've been avoiding it in liew (sp?) of using the bf's bigscreen and cable, and fighting a cat for the right to cuddle with him.

You were close. It's lieu.   :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on January 11, 2009, 08:27:31 PM
I'm leaving work in a month.
Why? So I can go back to University of course.
My previous attempt at inorganic chemistry left me with a bad taste in my mouth, and not because I was licking my creations!
So now, I'm going back for a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science, focusing on Food Science and Chemistry. If it all goes well, I'm going to continue on and see how far I can get with Masters in it :)

On a more personal note, my body shape has gotten to the point where I'm physically disgusted every time I take off my shirt. Hence why I leave work in a month, rather than a month and a half. I'm having a couple of weeks off to rest and prepare for student life again and also getting started on getting back into a slimmer shape. Then maybe I wont be so hot all the time, too :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on January 12, 2009, 04:44:25 AM
So i'm 18. cool, so now i can vote among other things...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 13, 2009, 12:21:33 PM
Heh, my sleeping pattern is so off that I've almost completely flipped hours now. I just went out at 6am to take some bills to the post office because if I had waited until I woke up it might have been too late to get picked up first thing.  :dozey:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on January 16, 2009, 05:59:55 AM
Heh. I Just got my first spam mail (Thank Gmail for that)
This is a new one. It seems like they get more and more clever; Maybe people are wising up?

[Dear Friend,
     
Good day and how are you today?Please permit me to introduce my very self to you. In fact I am Leonard Duke the only child of late Dr Roland Duke who was the director general of cocoa export corporation of Cote D'ivoire and was killed by the rebel forces here in my country cote d'ivoire during a political war at the same time with the former military president General ROBERT GUEI.
While my father was rushed to the hospital unconsious due to the torture and bullet wounds he quickly sent for me as the only born son before his untimely death.Meanwhile he told me all about  this 10.5 millions US dollars (TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAS),he deposited here in Cote D'ivoire for future investiment on my name as next of kin.
 
I am afraid of my life and the safety of this money is not guaranteed in any way,because the political war that brought the untimely death of my beloved father has not come to end yet.The people who killed my father is in search of me.I ran away to hide somewhere,in one of the private hotel here in my country and not free to move around.
 
1-Rebels never come in agreement with the existing government .
2-Rebels refused to drop their arms for peace to hold and now the campaign of presidential election,  president elect is on couple with the political  WAR.
 
My life and this money is not save if I remain here in my country.This is why i decided to look for a GOD fearing and honest foreign partner whom this money can be transfered to his or her account for investment in his country. PLEASE I want you to assist me get this money transfered to your private nominate bank account in your country and I will travel out of my country entirely to join you immediately,after when my total money is creddited to your bank account and also you shall look for good investment so that I can invest this money wisely and continue my education and life there with you.There will be legal proof in all about this transaction of Transfer to you.
 
I have agreed to give you 15% of the total amount and extra 1% maped out for any expenses you might make like,telephone calls,e.t.c,during the time of transfer.
Please for the interest of this business transaction contact me through this my private  mail address immediately you receive this message for more information to enable me proceed towards concluding the arrangement to transfer this money to your bank account.Finaly I got your email contact through my dilligent search for a trust worthy person to assist me achieve a sustainable future. 

 
Your new friend,
                   Leonard .Duke.
  THANKS YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND MAY GOD BLESS.]

 :stupid:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on January 21, 2009, 03:09:31 AM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSC00170.jpg)

me in my Class A's
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 22, 2009, 02:00:13 AM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/DSC00170.jpg)

me in my Class A's

Looking good! You look sharp in a uniform!


Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on January 22, 2009, 04:01:33 PM
Thanks Doom... But I do have to get my outfit resized, I got extra muscle and baby fat I have to contend with now :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Shard on January 24, 2009, 07:43:36 PM
I do not know what has been going on lately with me and/or my checking account. Barring one mishap (when I first moved into my apartment, after I paid the prorate for the first partial month, I was told rent was due on the first of the month. I, perhaps naively, assumed that, as an example, novembers rent was due december first.) I have never been late on a bill payment ever. It's why my credit rating is, apparently, "impeccable" (even though I don't know what my score is, that's what my landlord told me when I was first moving in).

Now, apparently I didn't pay my december cable bill. I swear I remember paying it, but no check was cleared when I went to check my statement to verify. I guess in the hoilday commotion I truly did forget. I paid the late fee and I just ate that one. I was alittle worried about the credit impact since the payment ended up being four weeks late, but I figured everybody has paid one late bill in their life.

Then, I go to pay my phone bill online. My phone bill has always been due on the 12th. I log on on the 11th to pay it, and it says it was due on the 4th. Fuck.

And then, all in the same span of 6 weeks, something apparently happened with my rent bill but I just got the letter in the mail today and I'm trying to figure this out. As a preface, I pay my phone and cable bills with a credit card and my rent, electric and credit card bills by check. This way, I only have two payment periods in a month I have to deal with and it gives me extra time to get the cash inbetween. I had 1800 dollars in my checking account (and I know this because I deposited the money two days before I wrote out the checks). The combined three bills came out to around 1500 dollars. I have not used my checking account for anything else.

Suddenly, I get a letter today from my complex saying one of my checks bounced, even though the money is in the account, and they're charging me with 300+dollars of various fees and saying "pay within 7 days or getout". I have absolutely no clue what the fuck is going on. I'll get them the money and try to get this sorted out but man, this shit has been, as the kids would say, "whack"
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 24, 2009, 08:12:11 PM
My advice would be to go to your bank and compare your notes with theirs to see if there are some shenanigans afoot with your account. See if it's possible to change account numbers and credit card numbers to be safe.

I hope you can get everything straightened out.  :anxious:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Jeff on January 24, 2009, 08:26:39 PM
Suddenly, I get a letter today from my complex saying one of my checks bounced, even though the money is in the account, and they're charging me with 300+dollars of various fees and saying "pay within 7 days or getout". I have absolutely no clue what the fuck is going on. I'll get them the money and try to get this sorted out but man, this shit has been, as the kids would say, "whack"

There may be a hold on some of the funds in your account that would be causing the bounces. Or maybe your timeline is out of whack and someone just tried to cash your rent cheque when you had no funds in the account.

But like Brug said, contact the bank & look at your transactions to make sure all your deposits and debits jibe.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on January 24, 2009, 09:11:38 PM
I have always hated paying things by check - on the chance the bastards I gave the check to hold it for awhile, for some unknown reason, and then cash it when I am not ready for it.

bastards

well, I am sure it will all work out. you are smart that way. *nods*

on another note, all these payments we have as 'adults' are what make me confused about kids wanting to grow up fast.  :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on January 24, 2009, 09:32:03 PM
on another note, all these payments we have as 'adults' are what make me confused about kids wanting to grow up fast.  :D

no one told me about bills when i was younger. it wasnt until i was looking at colleges that i started thinking about who was going to pay for things. now i'm paranoid about if/how/when i'll be paying for things after moving off campus or graduating to the real world.

but shard, you sound like you have things mostly in line, paper trail wise. going to contest things at the bank usually helps. the only time that i ever had to got me a $20 reduction in my fee (i think it was only $25 to begin with).

just keep face and i know things will turn out fine.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Starseeker on January 25, 2009, 06:14:08 AM
Watch out for ID theft.  One of my other computer is still in limbo after a password virus.  And that huge bug uncovered in July isn't helping things much. 

As for things here..., well, I stuck to my Solar New Year resolution and has worked out for 1-2 hours for 20 days (with 4 days rest) now.  I have lost 9 lbs so far, and my goal is 170 lbs, give or take a few.  I am stepping up my weight/strength training next week, and we'll see how it goes.  As for the diet, it's mysterious, but as long as I eat any kind of breakfast, the rest really doesn't matter.  Momentum is also an mysterious thing, as long as I get started/going, I usually go full tilt untill I have to stop, and no rationalizations or procrastinations can paralyze me. 
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on January 26, 2009, 02:35:16 PM
Watch out for ID theft.  One of my other computer is still in limbo after a password virus.  And that huge bug uncovered in July isn't helping things much. 

As for things here..., well, I stuck to my Solar New Year resolution and has worked out for 1-2 hours for 20 days (with 4 days rest) now.  I have lost 9 lbs so far, and my goal is 170 lbs, give or take a few.  I am stepping up my weight/strength training next week, and we'll see how it goes.  As for the diet, it's mysterious, but as long as I eat any kind of breakfast, the rest really doesn't matter.  Momentum is also an mysterious thing, as long as I get started/going, I usually go full tilt untill I have to stop, and no rationalizations or procrastinations can paralyze me. 

when you start weights, forget about weightloss. You'll get a weightgain most likely. Lose fat, make muscle, muscle outweighs fat and whatnot.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on January 29, 2009, 12:08:04 AM
Finally got some examresults- fialed a class I knew I'd fail (lack of turn-ins).

Surprise passing of a class I tohught I'd screwed up the exam for- yay!

Just need results for Java, but I expect to pass that.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on February 01, 2009, 02:31:44 PM
That thing I was fighting a few months ago?  I lost.
My partner died just before new year and I'm not coming to terms with it.  My sister miscarried and the baby would have been born 4 days ago.
I'm homeless and jobless.  I've got debt up to my eyeballs and no way of paying it off. 
Mike, my cat, is possibly sick but I don't know for sure cause I've had to go away for a few days.

I'm drinking a lot and smoking a lot more than what's good for me. 

I'm staying with a friend who lives on the 14th floor and has a balcony. I sit on his couch.  I look out the window and think about walking over the edge.

I won't tho.  I'll just keep drinking and smoking in stead.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on February 01, 2009, 02:57:46 PM
That thing I was fighting a few months ago?  I lost.
My partner died just before new year and I'm not coming to terms with it.  My sister miscarried and the baby would have been born 4 days ago.
I'm homeless and jobless.  I've got debt up to my eyeballs and no way of paying it off. 
Mike, my cat, is possibly sick but I don't know for sure cause I've had to go away for a few days.

I'm drinking a lot and smoking a lot more than what's good for me. 

I'm staying with a friend who lives on the 14th floor and has a balcony. I sit on his couch.  I look out the window and think about walking over the edge.

I won't tho.  I'll just keep drinking and smoking in stead.

Wow  :(

*dwarf hugs*

I'm sorry things haven't worked out for you but I hope you don't do anything drastic. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope that things start to turn around for you soon. Keep posting updates for us as you can.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 01, 2009, 10:39:59 PM
That thing I was fighting a few months ago?  I lost.
My partner died just before new year and I'm not coming to terms with it.  My sister miscarried and the baby would have been born 4 days ago.
I'm homeless and jobless.  I've got debt up to my eyeballs and no way of paying it off. 
Mike, my cat, is possibly sick but I don't know for sure cause I've had to go away for a few days.

I'm drinking a lot and smoking a lot more than what's good for me. 

I'm staying with a friend who lives on the 14th floor and has a balcony. I sit on his couch.  I look out the window and think about walking over the edge.

I won't tho.  I'll just keep drinking and smoking in stead.

Geez... sorry to hear about what's going on. If you need someone to talk to, my e-mail's in my profile.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 07, 2009, 07:41:42 AM
I'm flying out to Florida tomorrow. Going to Disney World! =D

See you all on the 15th!

7 Days of pure Disney goodness. Glee!

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on February 07, 2009, 08:49:02 AM
I'm flying out to Florida tomorrow. Going to Disney World! =D

See you all on the 15th!

7 Days of pure Disney goodness. Glee!



Don't Pooh anything we wouldn't Pooh!  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 07, 2009, 10:05:25 AM
I'm flying out to Florida tomorrow. Going to Disney World! =D

See you all on the 15th!

7 Days of pure Disney goodness. Glee!



Don't Pooh anything we wouldn't Pooh!  ;)

I'm going to have a wholesome time visiting the land where a lady goes to live with seven men she hardly knows.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on February 07, 2009, 10:15:29 AM
I'm going to have a wholesome time visiting the land where a lady goes to live with seven men she hardly knows.

And where a young lady abandons her ailing father to have carnal relations with an animal. (While Angela Lansbury watches, no less. :vomit:)
 (http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Beauty-and-the-Beast-disney-121589_1024_768.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 07, 2009, 10:32:00 AM
I'm going to have a wholesome time visiting the land where a lady goes to live with seven men she hardly knows.

And where a young lady abandons her ailing father to have carnal relations with an animal. (While Angela Lansbury watches, no less. :vomit:)
 (http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Beauty-and-the-Beast-disney-121589_1024_768.jpg)

That too!

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on February 08, 2009, 10:11:46 AM
It occurred to me that I haven't actually said anything of my life in here.  Rather than prolong your obvious agony of not knowing the details, here's a summary.

I now have a girlfriend (briefly referenced some time ago) who I met through a local theatre group.  She was the director, I was the lead villain.  It was a match made on her verandah roof (where we'd gone with a couple of her friends to pass the night, singing whatever songs the music director could play on guitar before falling asleep: Apparently it was all a test to see if I snored.)

Said theatre group is performing The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe this year.  I'm playing Aslan!  My girlfriend is not directing (last year's music director is.)  She's playing the Witch.  That's right.  She gets to sacrifice me.  Then I come back to life and kill her.

We also play WoW together and just got our pair of characters up to 80.  I'm a paladin tank, she's a mixed up hunter.  At least I convinced her to stop using tanking pets.  Found her a pretty wind serpent to use instead.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on February 08, 2009, 10:38:31 AM
We also play WoW together and just got our pair of characters up to 80.  I'm a paladin tank, she's a mixed up hunter.  At least I convinced her to stop using tanking pets.  Found her a pretty wind serpent to use instead.

Wind Serpents are cunning pets, which means they're fucking retarded.  A wind serpent's special moves are mana restore (talent) and a gay-ass nuke.  Make that bitch get a dire wolf for the permanent 158 AP raid buff.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on February 08, 2009, 07:22:31 PM
My hunter just has one of those ravagers right now cause it was there when I turned 10.  Not sure what pet I'll go for. Wolves seem so boring. I saw some gal with a huge dinosaur the other day.  Being away from the game for so long is strange, so much stuff I don't know about.  But I am fairly certain that we couldn't train dinosaurs from Un'goro before.

Or that two headed wolf.  I saw someone with that as a pet as well.

There are some pretty cool pets though.  I guess with being able to train more then one, there is nothing wrong with having a raid pet and then a pet you love just cause it's cool. Like a  huge wasp....who wouldn't want a wasp as a pet?


Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on February 08, 2009, 08:11:22 PM
Emphasis on the huge. Sholazar wasps don't shrink when you tame them >.>
But yeah, as a buddy of mine mentioned: If you have no rogues or warrior tanks in your party, a Wasp is killer. Physical DPS goes boom :D
My raptor Ishamuhale has been my buddeh forever and he still puts out the most damage. I loves him.

My raven, gorilla, and nether ray are all situational. Like, "am I bored" situational >.>
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sylvee Bee on February 08, 2009, 08:22:12 PM
ok - I just looked up pets and what they are and do and....goodness, there are some cool pets out there.

I want a wasp! *nods* and I totally take back my 'wolves are boring' comment - as I now want a Vargul Blighthound!

and the girly girl in me wants a moth. Though I can only imagine that would be a useless pet.  They certainly are cute though. :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2009, 01:17:43 PM
I wub the exotic pets- got a Corehound on my alt when the patch was released (bloodlust, drums, troll racial- was at 2% hp when I tamed the bugger) and a bigass orange Ungoro raptor named Tangerine.

Not much else is going on with me, found a girlfriend I met at a paty before X-mas and things are taking their course- slowly, thanks to the whole Costa Rica vacaion and now school.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: RottZombie on February 15, 2009, 03:51:38 AM
I'm Going too the Daytna 500 Sunday. I've been sick with lot of things. When I went Thursday for the qaulifying races I got sun burned. My favorite driver is not racing,actually I think he called it quits during the off season. Theres a 50% chance of Thunderstorms forcasted for Daytona Sunday and I still am sick.


F**K IT!

Im still going.........................
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 16, 2009, 08:59:31 PM
I'm Going too the Daytna 500 Sunday. I've been sick with lot of things. When I went Thursday for the qaulifying races I got sun burned. My favorite driver is not racing,actually I think he called it quits during the off season. Theres a 50% chance of Thunderstorms forcasted for Daytona Sunday and I still am sick.


F**K IT!

Im still going.........................

Daytona was ALL OVER the newspapers when I was there. Just got in about 6 hours ago from Disney World. I am SOooooooo tired... but Disney World is AWESOME. Just wish we had the ability to visit our numerous friends that are there.

I'll write more about it later but I feel so... well renewed as cliche as that may be.

Oh. I took this picture of a painting of Brugdor that I saw in the Norway section of Epcot.   
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on February 16, 2009, 10:39:08 PM
Daytona was ALL OVER the newspapers when I was there. Just got in about 6 hours ago from Disney World. I am SOooooooo tired... but Disney World is AWESOME. Just wish we had the ability to visit our numerous friends that are there.

I'll write more about it later but I feel so... well renewed as cliche as that may be.

Oh. I took this picture of a painting of Brugdor that I saw in the Norway section of Epcot.   

Awww...and I didn't get you anything.

I know! A full beard pic!

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on February 24, 2009, 08:58:18 PM
Hi all,

I'm still alive, having temporarily relocated to France on an internship of sorts. Most of my free time and money has been steadily invested in a hypnotic combination of travel and drink.

This weekend sees me in London, where I hope to take in such flagship British cultural fare as double-decker buses, Big Ben, happy slapping, and Indian food. I've been told my adventure will be chronicled by the city's cutting-edge CCTV system, with a complimentary tape of my visit available for purchase at the departures terminal of Gatwick, between the Ryanair and Easyjet booths.

(Admittedly, much of my knowledge of the UK has its roots in Daily Mail articles posted for mockery in lefty blogs).

I'm open to any and all suggestions from Brit villages on what to see, do and have done to me in this global capital of culture.


Hope this finds you well,

- A.S.S.R.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on February 26, 2009, 03:16:48 PM
I am forbidden from giving her human food.

Dog food is human consumable and vice versa.  Just no onions, chocolate, grapes, or chicken bones for the dog.  Yes, a fat dog may die a few years sooner, but it's a small price to pay for a really cute, spoiled pet.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on February 26, 2009, 03:32:32 PM
I don't know if it's an inability to deal with pain/death that causes some people to ignore their family or what.

Sometimes it's the kids paying back the parents, hopefully subconsciously, for some slight that the parent has long forgotten about.  It's my experience that nobody is innocent, and that sweet old lady who lives with her 12 cats?  She was young once too.

Or, if you're like me, you don't like being reminded of your own mortality.  My grandpa is in a nursing home right now and his brain is like swiss cheese from strokes.  He's 74.  When my dad or I visit him, we're in a building that reeks with the dying and the dead, looking at what is probably our genetic inheritance.  We'll be there soon enough, and we'd rather skip the preview if you get my meaning.  Still, it is unfair to gramps, which is why we do visit him occasionally.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on March 02, 2009, 03:48:02 AM
Snowed in Atlanta again. Most we've had in over 12 years from what I heard. Just finished sprinkling rock salt on the driveway to try and keep it from freezing up.

*is cold*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 02, 2009, 10:06:23 AM
Spent a few hours at the Atomic Testing Museum. I got to play with radiation and see videos of Hitler. It was very Falloutish. (The museum, not Hitler) Bert the Turtle was playing in the background.

Unfortunately they wouldn't let us take photographs.

Atomic Testing Museum - Virtual Tour - Flash (http://www.atomictestingmuseum.org/virtual-tour.htm)

(http://www.rvtravel.com/blog/rvshortstops/uploaded_images/atomic-749720.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 15, 2009, 09:08:13 AM
We drove for 3 1/2 hours and then 3 1/2 hours and saw... The Clown Motel! It's one of the entries in Weird Las Vegas and Nevada. It's our goal to see all the places mentioned in the book.

But anyway... back to the hotel.

There's a clown in every room! Wouldn't that be neat to sleep and see a clown watching over you thoughout the night?

It's also next to a cemetery!

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8826/img3694p.jpg)

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2617/img3721k.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Larspeart on March 20, 2009, 03:28:16 AM
I'm in the process of/debating a career change. 

I've been offered the job of Sales Director/Brand Ambassador for the 2nd largest absinthe company in the world.


Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 20, 2009, 03:55:39 AM
I'm in the process of/debating a career change. 

I've been offered the job of Sales Director/Brand Ambassador for the 2nd largest absinthe company in the world.



Oh nice. I knew a Brand Ambassador for tequila. He seemed to enjoy his work.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on March 20, 2009, 04:30:29 AM
if i remember right.... this is almost you're dream job.

are you accepting?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Larspeart on March 20, 2009, 04:34:59 AM
Yup, it is pretty much the dream.


The dream could pay a lot more then it does, but man... I am really close!

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on April 03, 2009, 11:09:09 PM
I'm going to have a wholesome time visiting the land where a lady goes to live with seven men she hardly knows.

And where a young lady abandons her ailing father to have carnal relations with an animal. (While Angela Lansbury watches, no less. :vomit:)
 (http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Beauty-and-the-Beast-disney-121589_1024_768.jpg)

Beauty and the Beast Remix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX2oXHO9dlU)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on April 04, 2009, 06:42:18 PM
I just got my first my first job, working at my local DQ. After months of turning in applications for no repsonse. But damn, now I have to work for the man! Oh well...  :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on April 18, 2009, 09:19:24 PM
Went to another screening of the The Revenant (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1336006/).

Hung out with one of the stars of the show: Chris Wylde (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0943699/)

REALLY nice guy. I got a shirt that says: "Diabetes is bad!"

I had no desire to meet: David Anders (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1044403/) (Adam Monroe from Heroes)

The guys a giant ****, a ******, a major ******** and pretentious as ****. He even dissed the director of the movie in front of a crowd (while standing next to the director).

Then there's the stuff I can't talk about.

But Chris is cool! =)

Oh and the Revenant is a pretty fun movie. It's horror/comedy if you're interested.
Title: A post about things
Post by: Alderach on May 20, 2009, 01:16:19 AM
I know I don't really post much anymore and my posts such as they are are often vauge and fleeting.
All the same i visit and reminis, and share.
For this was always possible and appreciated.

It is almost frightful how many years have passed and how much has occured.
To much to mention to be sure.
I just wanted to say
Hello friends
I hope you are well

hugs!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: inso on May 20, 2009, 05:06:07 AM
slowly losing my mind dropping assets into Unreal Tournament 3. i've looked at more code in the past week than i ever wished to in my whole life.

but on the bright side, i have a driveable vehicle and a usable gun. lots of polishing still required, but it's still pretty cool to see your own creations in action.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y279/insochris/humber/UT3%20Assets/carInGame1.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y279/insochris/humber/UT3%20Assets/carInGame2.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y279/insochris/humber/UT3%20Assets/carInGameBLOWEDUP.jpg)

i'm not a modler or texture artist so the model and textures are half-assedly done. :P made it to show off my particle effects as that is one of the focuses of my demo reel.

somehow my gun screenshots decided to walk off on me, i'm certain i captured some screens of it. i'll have to grab some more shots some time.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on May 22, 2009, 04:59:36 AM
Last day of High School  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on June 03, 2009, 06:37:07 AM
Don't Pooh anything we wouldn't Pooh!  ;)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/395/pooh1.jpg) (http://img26.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pooh1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on June 09, 2009, 06:33:18 PM
I have been sooooo busy lately, I seldom get to be online for more than 10 minutes. I've been managing the car wash, and putting in a lot of hours (when it's not raining). Just keeping up with things around the house, and the kids, I just don't have enough hours in the day.  In March, I stopped the other job, getting Gladys ready for school and taking care of the boss' house b/c it was just too much. The doc screamed at me b/c my blood pressure was high, and told me something had to give.
The kids are all doing well. They're now 15, 17 & 18.....and I have lost my friggin mind! I never see my computer any more, b/c they're busy fighting over it. I actually thought about unplugging it and putting it in the closet to teach them a lesson, but I just couldn't do it. I really wish I had more time to stop in and see what everyone is up to. I miss you guys. Hope everyone is doing well.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Laughinman on June 12, 2009, 12:37:32 AM
i stumbled upon the unwashed village, again.
also, i need new hardware for FO3.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 12, 2009, 04:27:54 AM
i stumbled upon the unwashed village, again.
also, i need new hardware for FO3.

Welcome back.

Oh, and hi Tink.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Starseeker on June 21, 2009, 06:51:44 AM
Hello, people, how's it going?

I am doing fairly well, but my parents has hit a bit of a rough patch.  35-40 years of marriage..., if they are going to separate now, sigh.., who knows.  There is a rumor of a gf..., but again who knows.  Mid life crisis and all that jazz.  Looks like I'll be even more busy from now on, and getting really friendly with my lawyer. 

Happy Birthday to all the people I missed celebrating with! 
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 22, 2009, 02:25:41 PM
I am doing fairly well, but my parents has hit a bit of a rough patch.  35-40 years of marriage..., if they are going to separate now, sigh.., who knows.  There is a rumor of a gf..., but again who knows.  Mid life crisis and all that jazz.  Looks like I'll be even more busy from now on, and getting really friendly with my lawyer. 

Feel free to not answer if this is prying, but why are you getting friendly with your lawyer?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sandru on July 16, 2009, 11:07:01 PM
Just been working and hanging out with friends when I get a chance, otherwise just spending time with my brother and nephew. CujoUV (if any of you even remember him, my brother's handle so many years ago,) had to get a divorce, and we ended up winning custody of his only son, so we're doing pretty good right now :)

And I'm getting a new computer, huzzah.

*Edit* And for Doombot, my kung fu is strong. How have you been :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on July 26, 2009, 07:20:14 PM
Starting college in about a month; the orientation was yesterday and was exciting!  ;D

I just Finished "The Game" by Neil Straus. I'm not going to say that this book changed my life, but it was eye-opening.

Lately, my house has resembled more of a Frat house every day it seems.

Also, i'll be taking a 2 week trip to the Northeast alone to see some family next week. Does anyone have any advice or things to do/see while i'm up there?

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on July 27, 2009, 02:29:50 AM
That thing I was fighting a few months ago?  I lost.
My partner died just before new year and I'm not coming to terms with it.  My sister miscarried and the baby would have been born 4 days ago.
I'm homeless and jobless.  I've got debt up to my eyeballs and no way of paying it off. 
Mike, my cat, is possibly sick but I don't know for sure cause I've had to go away for a few days.

I'm drinking a lot and smoking a lot more than what's good for me. 

I'm staying with a friend who lives on the 14th floor and has a balcony. I sit on his couch.  I look out the window and think about walking over the edge.

I won't tho.  I'll just keep drinking and smoking in stead.

Anyone heard from Sweetpea? This was her last post. I've been thinking about her and hoping she's ok. Please let me know if you've heard from her.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on July 31, 2009, 08:39:59 PM
My comic book guy told me that she'd been in  his shop yesterday, I don't know any more than the fact that she's still around.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on July 31, 2009, 10:01:36 PM
My comic book guy told me that she'd been in  his shop yesterday, I don't know any more than the fact that she's still around.

Well at least we know that much. Thanks.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 07, 2009, 10:48:03 PM
Junie (The thin Cairn Terrier) poked her eye in the bush and there's a tear. The vet said we got to it in time. Her vision should be safe as long as we keep her in the come (which she hates) and rub the salve into her eyes.

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/3420/coneyo.jpg) (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/coneyo.jpg/)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on August 11, 2009, 03:43:23 AM
at least it's not the cone of shame...


how long does she need to keep it on?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 11, 2009, 05:10:49 AM
at least it's not the cone of shame...


how long does she need to keep it on?

Funny. That's what we've been calling it. The Cone of Shame®

The cone is off and the vet says her eye healed perfectly. They can't even find the tear (but not tear) in her eye.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 15, 2009, 12:57:04 AM
It has been too long my friends. How have you all been. Well life has been busy in the Army. Attending all these cool courses, learning about Small Arms Maintenance!


And here is me... one War wound later

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/100_0210.jpg)


@the dog with the Cone.
What sort of crime did the dog commit to be sentenced to carry to the cone of shame?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 15, 2009, 05:51:12 AM
And here is me... one War wound later

Wait...what? I thought you were home and done?   :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 15, 2009, 05:35:01 PM
I am still in the Army, we just aren't deployed. We're gearing up for the next deployment, since we are classified as an Expeditionary Unit.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 15, 2009, 07:49:05 PM
I am still in the Army, we just aren't deployed. We're gearing up for the next deployment, since we are classified as an Expeditionary Unit.

I meant the part about the war wound. I don't remember you getting wounded.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 16, 2009, 12:51:42 AM
I got wounded in October of 2008, during Operations in Baghdad. Some shrapnel wounds.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on August 16, 2009, 03:37:14 AM
I got wounded in October of 2008, during Operations in Baghdad. Some shrapnel wounds.

Ah yeah. I went back and looked at your post then I remembered. For some reason I remembered a close call with a bullet hitting a wall close to you but I didn't remember the shrapnel. Stupid memory from stupid sleep issues.  :(

Just to show you what an idiot I am, I even responded to your post back then.  ::)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on August 16, 2009, 05:19:05 AM
@the dog with the Cone.
What sort of crime did the dog commit to be sentenced to carry to the cone of shame?

She was out being walked and she poked her eye in a bush. She let out a little yelp and we took her to the vet. She had a small rip in her eye (if I type tear people think she was crying) but it's all better now. The cone was to keep her from scratching her eye.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on August 16, 2009, 05:46:19 PM
Ahh... Poor Doggy. Tearing the eye ball hurts.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on September 13, 2009, 12:14:47 AM
I got married, the last three days have been the most exciting, the happiest and most nerve wracking of my life.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on September 13, 2009, 12:56:11 AM
congrats.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 13, 2009, 06:58:49 AM
I got married, the last three days have been the most exciting, the happiest and most nerve wracking of my life.

Congrats! Any photos of the happy event?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 14, 2009, 06:55:38 AM
I got married, the last three days have been the most exciting, the happiest and most nerve wracking of my life.

Grats!  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on September 14, 2009, 08:21:38 AM
Gratz on the missus, bud!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 14, 2009, 02:15:26 PM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 17, 2009, 08:16:52 PM
Here's a cut and paste. The procedure was yesterday.

------------

I got my Plasma Spinal Decompression performed at 7:00 in the morning after going to sleep at 3:30 AM. So I woke up at 5:45 AM. Fortunately, I slept after I got back.

In a nutshell, I was injected with a needle and had some of the material in my spine blasted away with radio waves. The pressure in my spine goes down and the leakage from the pressure stops as well. In case anyone was wondering, I really wasn't in a nutshell when this happened. There were clamshell lights overhead though.

I'm sore from the procedure but my back feels different. Like there's more mobility. Before I felt like I walked like a 1970's action figure. Now I just seem a bit more loose but sore.

So here's to hoping that everything is fine. This procedure is sort of a last chance option for me. Anything more is just too invasive and my pain is just hovering out of the "We think you should live with it" range. I have a 4.5 level or so and they want to get me down to a 3. I may get a similar procedure done on my neck. It all depends on what the doctor thinks and if fixing the back will fix the pain in the neck.

The significant other's leaving on his vacation soon (a vacation that I insisted he take). Figured I should say something since I'm segueing from me in the hospital to him leaving. It's just the best time for him to go that still manages to fit well with my medical issues / work / doctor's appointments and such. I'm more than capable of doing stuff I need to do at home on my own so there's no reason for him not to go. I gave him the thumbs up again today and after taking care of me for over a year while sick (not to say he hasn't before), he deserves this.

The worst part will be dealing with two Cairn Terriers. Junie likes to woof and bark at everything and Sophie likes to pee. This should be fun. Sophie really does nothing wrong. If she has to pee, the options are few. She won't pee out on the patio with the gravel since it smells like Junie. She has to go outside. Junie is just nervous and therefore loud when people are nearby. We now have people living upstairs so there's noise as they Frankenstein Walk up and down.

Getting ready for National Novel Writing Month (http://www.nanowrimo.org/). I've been reading: 20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1582972397/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&amp;pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&amp;pf_rd_t=201&amp;pf_rd_i=0898795958&amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_r=1MZ1ZX5WJGQMZQENKBB4), 45 Master Characters (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1582975221/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&amp;pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&amp;pf_rd_t=201&amp;pf_rd_i=0898795958&amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_r=1MZ1ZX5WJGQMZQENKBB4), Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1582973768/ref=ox_ya_oh_product), and finally No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days (http://www.amazon.com/No-Plot-Problem-Low-Stress-High-Velocity/dp/0811845052/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1253157908&amp;sr=1-1).

For fun, I'm reading: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (http://www.amazon.com/Darkly-Dreaming-Dexter-Vintage-Lizard/dp/0307473708/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1253157944&amp;sr=1-2), Rollback (http://www.amazon.com/Rollback-Robert-J-Sawyer/dp/0765349744/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1253157968&amp;sr=1-1), and The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 6) (http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Dance-Anita-Vampire-Hunter/dp/0515134511/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1253157994&amp;sr=1-3).

There's also a collection of Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries waiting for me if I get bored.

We're still waiting on hearing about the last house on our list. If we don't hear anything we'll just keep looking. It would be nice to be done with this.

Guess that's it!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 22, 2009, 05:59:52 PM
Still here and haven't been swept away by flood waters as of this morning.

http://www.ajc.com/news/minute-by-minute-updates-143387.html

It looks like we get a reprieve today so I'm stocking up a bit on water, cat food, etc. We are supposed to get slammed again Tuesday and beyond so it could be pretty ugly down here. I appear to be in a safer area on the E side of Atlanta in Decatur. So it would have to get really really bad to flood over this way. Mostly for us I guess it's the chance of loosing power, having to boil water, and such.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 22, 2009, 10:09:43 PM
Yeah, I was about to ask you how you were doing over there. I heard things are pretty nasty with the flooding on the radio this morning.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on September 22, 2009, 10:51:19 PM
Hope you're ok and continue to do so... as well as the other people there.

Check out this picture! Amazing (But sad). - Nothing Gruesome-

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/six-flags-underwater-in-georgia-floods-pics/blog-156695/
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 23, 2009, 01:41:05 AM
Hope you're ok and continue to do so... as well as the other people there.

Check out this picture! Amazing (But sad). - Nothing Gruesome-

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/six-flags-underwater-in-georgia-floods-pics/blog-156695/

What about this picture?

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on October 07, 2009, 03:38:07 PM
I was at a kickball party and some girl named Linnea and I did a lot of smooching!

Note that a kickball party is a party organized by my kickball league, not a party where you play kickball (although actually that would be awesome).

Now her number's in my phone and I guess I'm gonna call her, 'cause it'd be dick to not call some girl you gave smooches to if she wanted you to have her number.

I'm not really sure what the fuck I'm gonna say though!  Hey, remember that time we were both really drunk?  I barely remember what you look like!  Hah hah, hah hah?  Maybe...  we could get lunch or something?  Fuck.

edit: yeah, I'm not going to lie, I honestly think that theoretical conversation sounds fun as hell
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 07, 2009, 05:00:11 PM
have you become more fratboy this semester, or have i just become more cynical?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on October 07, 2009, 05:05:18 PM
I haven't become more fratboy, but lately I only post when I'm drunk, and generally speaking if I'm drunk I'm either fratty or morose. 

I'm still clever and smart and stuff though!  I hope!  I've just been lazy about using my brain lately.

p.s. by the way, I feel like 'fratboy' is synonymous with 'enjoys the fuck out of everything', I'm not really sure why I'd feel bad about kicking life's ass
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on October 08, 2009, 01:25:29 AM
not a party where you play kickball (although actually that would be awesome).

I've been to those. The fun trick is to catch pop-fly's with a bottle in your hand and not spilling anything.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on October 08, 2009, 01:29:10 AM
p.s. by the way, I feel like 'fratboy' is synonymous with 'enjoys the fuck out of everything', I'm not really sure why I'd feel bad about kicking life's ass

Yeah, but 'fratboy' usually implies stupid while drunk. Also, there's the connotation of paying money to have friends/get laid. Sure it's a stereotype, but there's more than a mere kernel of truth in it.

Nothing wrong with just enjoying the fuck out of everything, though. I've had more fun since turning 29 (four years now) then I had in the 7 years post college before that.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 24, 2009, 06:39:32 AM
After numerous delays caused by both my doctor's office and my health insurance I'm finally getting surgery for my apnea on Monday the 26tth. The procedures don't have a great success rate but I figure if it helps even a little bit it's worth it. I'll be in the hospital for a day or two because I won't be able to swallow and I'll need to be on IV liquids. Then a few days at my parent's place so they can keep an eye on me. I'm going to try and set up my computer over there so I can give updates when I'm fairly lucid again (yeah I know, when would I ever be lucid? :P  ).
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 24, 2009, 08:05:52 AM
i hope everything goes well.

what exactly will they be doing?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 24, 2009, 08:35:41 AM
i hope everything goes well.

what exactly will they be doing?

Removing much of my soft palette and changing where a tendon in my tongue is anchored to tuck the back of my tongue in to give a better airway. Glad you asked now? hehe
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 24, 2009, 09:10:32 AM
yes. it somehow beats most of the conversations i've been having this week.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Morb on October 24, 2009, 01:59:50 PM
After numerous delays caused by both my doctor's office and my health insurance I'm finally getting surgery for my apnea on Monday the 26tth. The procedures don't have a great success rate but I figure if it helps even a little bit it's worth it. I'll be in the hospital for a day or two because I won't be able to swallow and I'll need to be on IV liquids. Then a few days at my parent's place so they can keep an eye on me. I'm going to try and set up my computer over there so I can give updates when I'm fairly lucid again (yeah I know, when would I ever be lucid? :P  ).

Say, was your mask of raider or Darth Vader variety?  Anyway, good luck, or break a leg, or pull a tongue, or what ever is appropriate. :)

   
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on October 24, 2009, 07:48:13 PM
So, after never having played WoW, I've decided to to try the WoW 10-day trial (a little late to the party, I know :)) to see what the big deal was about. Does anyone have any advice about character creation class etc? If anyone wants to help a newb out, look me up. I think my name is Killmod.

Edit: Idea first hour: Boring. I just don't have the time to put into an MMO ha

I also went clubbing for the first time last night, fun.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on October 25, 2009, 04:03:07 AM
So, after never having played WoW, I've decided to to try the WoW 10-day trial (a little late to the party, I know :)) to see what the big deal was about. Does anyone have any advice about character creation class etc? If anyone wants to help a newb out, look me up. I think my name is Killmod.

Edit: Idea first hour: Boring. I just don't have the time to put into an MMO ha

I also went clubbing for the first time last night, fun.

Like most any MMO out there that's going to come down to your preferred play style. Tell us if you like dps, healing, tanking, or whatever and we can try and point you in the right direction.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on October 25, 2009, 10:21:01 AM
Or even what other games you enjoy, what type of character you play in other rpg's, stuff like that.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 29, 2009, 04:34:40 PM
link (http://perezhilton.com/2009-10-28-dustin-lance-black-banned-from-college-campus)

you have no idea how excited i was when my prof told us they were trying to get a time for him to speak (i'm in the screen writing class).
the official word right now is that he's going to speak on campus about the film industry and then hold a screening of MILK off campus with a short intro or something. kinda pissed that i probably wont be able to make it to the screening.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on October 30, 2009, 12:22:40 AM
My brother-in-law graduated from Hope oddly enough.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 16, 2009, 10:27:50 PM
i got my first tattoo on friday!!

i'm not going to post a picture cuz my butt doesnt need to be on the internet. it's an asterisk, brown. i wanted it to look kinda like a henna tattoo, not quite sure if it does. i like it anyway.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on November 26, 2009, 01:26:52 PM
still homeless, still jobless and still grieving but I'm feeling a lot better than I was at the start of the year.  Most days are still an emotional minefield but at least I can leave the house without much of a hissy fit now. 

its actually been a difficult 2 years since my family has lost 5 people over that period of time but losing Andy at the end of 2008 was the worse for obvious reasons. 

2009 has been a write-off essentially but I'm kinda glad since I've just spent most of the year getting stoned, writing, reading, taking photos, visiting places and people and thinking bout what I want to do next.

I'm incredibly grateful for how supportive my friends have been and I owe it all to them for getting me out and experiencing life in stead of just letting me sit in my bed, smoking.

Thanks to the various people in my life, this year I have been to Skye, Holland/Amsterdam, Versaille/Paris, taken numerous trips to London and Aberdeen, lots of walks around the Scottish countryside, climbed various mountains and rocks, scrambled along coastlines and I also got to spend a lovely summer weekend out in a bothy on the West Coast of Scotland where I could run about the beach naked with my friends.  Also noteworthy is a Saturday I spent with my 2 best female friends in Edinburgh when we drank from 10am til 3am the next day and thanks to my best male friend, I got to run around a 16th century castle in burlesque gear and wander around the grounds stoned and drunk watching bats and looking at stars.   its all been very therapeutic. 

I doubt I'm going to jump straight into a 9-5 job as soon as 2010 hits but I'm hoping to be emotionally stable enough to consider a part time job and hopefully the council will find me a flat soon which I can call my own.

so, now you know. emotionally I've had a shit couple of years but I'm starting to think I'm going to be ok.....I'm just hoping to catch a break and nothing else bad happens

hugs to everyone

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on November 26, 2009, 06:23:41 PM
You know... Good for you for getting out and doing stuff. A lot of people would have spent 100% of that time, laying in bed and looking up at the ceiling. You went out and and got memories you'll remember with a smile.

Hugs! =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on November 27, 2009, 12:01:20 AM
So great to hear from you Sweetpea. I've been worried about you. Thank you for checking in and I hope your 2010 sees a lot of improvements in your life.  :)

*dwarf hugs*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: MrWeasel on November 30, 2009, 06:00:51 AM
Sweetpea, glad to see u back and doing better (yes i still lurk)
and Acid Big Gratz on the Ink, now come the fun part, tattoos are like flavored potato chips, you eat one u don't like it u never touch em again*  but if u really like them you will not be able to stop at just one* (17 and counting myself lol)
*until u get drunk
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 30, 2009, 06:19:01 AM
dont worry. i'm almost officially getting a second in less than a month.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Morb on December 04, 2009, 08:09:46 AM
I just got a degree as a prepress operator. About the fucking time too. In hindsight, the reason I took my sweet time with it was the way I tried to breeze through all that theoretical crap. You know, about bleeding dot growth and binding a dongle. I was kind of suprised to notice that all that nonsense served a purpose after all.

Heh. Who am I kidding with this unfazed facade? I'm absolutely ecstatic!  ;D

The grueling test took from 8 am till 7 pm, and once again there was someone in tears around the end. The main guy who oversees the test is a devious one. He can smell fear as well as any hint of uncertainty, latch on to that feeling like a tick, and make you second guess everything you know about your chosen craft. I've heard of people who have been working in the printing industry for years, who have gotten a very cold shower when they've decided to get an official degree and failed miserably at the test. In the end, after several failures that each cost a bundle to attend, I sort of grew to like that guy. I sure as hell wont get stressed about anything lesser than the apocalypse nowadays. :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: datamies on December 04, 2009, 06:44:41 PM
i got my first tattoo on friday!!

i'm not going to post a picture cuz my butt doesnt need to be on the internet. it's an asterisk, brown. i wanted it to look kinda like a henna tattoo, not quite sure if it does. i like it anyway.

Heh, I had already forgotten... We were speculating how the video would end up looking like as the nude dude in it has a star shape burned in his ass with a gingerbread... thingy. The star shaped metallic thing that you make star shaped gingerbread with, that is. Now that I checked (the video, not his ass), it seems that the star has faded somewhat and all that there's left is a faint brown star in his right buttock. I know the guy's mad, but I doubt he'll burn it again even if the star is fading :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on December 05, 2009, 01:09:02 AM
[...] gingerbread... thingy.

cookie cutter.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on December 06, 2009, 07:49:25 AM
Just got back from seeing Robin Williams perform at the MGM.

The guy is.... FUNNY!!!! =D

Too bad I can't repeat some of the funnier jokes. :angel:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on January 02, 2010, 07:48:10 PM
Happy New Year One and ALL!

I got married during the X-Mas vacation!

Sorry for being out of the loop for so long people. Busy, training and well field stuff.

:Mr-T:

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on January 02, 2010, 11:51:25 PM
Happy New Year One and ALL!

I got married during the X-Mas vacation!

Sorry for being out of the loop for so long people. Busy, training and well field stuff.

:Mr-T:



Wow! Grats and such.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on January 03, 2010, 01:52:59 AM
Happy New Year One and ALL!

I got married during the X-Mas vacation!

Congrats!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on January 03, 2010, 08:02:08 PM
grats army man.

you do know you cant not show pics now, right?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on January 03, 2010, 08:15:10 PM
Congratulations to you and your lady, here's to many years of growing together in happiness.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: MrWeasel on January 04, 2010, 03:19:22 AM
congratulations and my condolences to the bride :D

but happy new year one and all and lets hope this is a much better one for everyone in the village
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on January 07, 2010, 07:45:59 PM
Happy New Year One and ALL!

I got married during the X-Mas vacation!

Sorry for being out of the loop for so long people. Busy, training and well field stuff.

:Mr-T:



Congrats! I remember her... she's pretty!

=)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on February 04, 2010, 10:02:20 AM
I guess I should make all my announcements in one go...
First up - I'm directing a play.  Think I've mentioned that already.  The rehearsal run has started (fourth rehearsal is tomorrow night) and so far it's looking good, not including the extra work I have to put in writing in an extra part, though it's only a pantomime so it pretty much writes itself.

Second up and probably bigger and better news...I'm engaged!  The girl I've been seeing (the director of the first play I was in with my theatre group) dropped a bit of a hint on my birthday that maybe a proposal might be welcomed (exact quote "I believe you should never get married before you're 30...oh wait, that's not a problem anymore, is it?") so after stringing her along for a while (can't be too eager with these things, don't you know) I popped the question...and she grinned and said "Let me think about itOkay!"

So yes, wedding on the way!  So far the wedding may involve pirates or possibly the final performance of the pantomime.  Scary times.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on February 04, 2010, 07:39:27 PM
congrats. i'd love to hear the details on a pirate pantomimed wedding
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on February 07, 2010, 02:10:38 PM
Wow, congratulations to both of you!

Carib, we demand pictures. Or we're coming to your place and pelting you with tangerines.

Swash, same goes for you!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on February 10, 2010, 12:28:43 AM
I was at a wedding in Texas this past weekend of a friend of mine from college. I was one of the groomsman. There were 5 groomsman, 5 bridesmaids/matrons, 1 groomswoman, and 1 Man of Honor (brother of the bride).

It was one of the most "attached" courts I've ever seen. 4 of the brides attendants were married, including her brother. Then of the groomsman, 3 of them were married (also friends from college), I'm in a long-term relationship, and the groomswoman was engaged. The other groomsman was a currently single gay guy. So of the 12 court members, only 3 were unattached.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on February 13, 2010, 07:07:30 AM
Haven't done an update on myself in quite a while. Some pretty major stuff is going on.

1. Mom has cancer. We found this out in late November. It's cancer of the bile duct, is extremely rare, and usually has a very high mortality rate. We got lucky in that hers was found much sooner than this particular cancer is usually found. People don't start showing symptoms until the very late stages but she happened to have a blood test and something odd showed up. So the doctor ordered a scan to be safe and there it was. Her liver is currently 50% covered by it. She did a radioembolization first and is on her next to last round of chemo now. Then we wait a bit and she gets scanned again to check her progress. She has struggled some with the treatments but all in all I have to say that thus far it's not as bad as I imagined it would be on her.

2. I had surgery in December for my apnea. They did a UPPP which is where they cut out a lot of stuff in your throat to create a bigger breathing space. They also did what is called a Genioglossus Advancement which is repositioning where part of the tongue is attached so the back of it is basically tucked in to create a better airway. So far the surgery has worked quite well. I've gone from needing a BiPAP (air pressure both in and out) back to just needing a CPAP (just pressure in) and at about half the pressure I needed before. I still have to do a sleep study to check out my sleep officially but I can say that it's a big improvement.

3. My parents took in my step-dad's 12 year-old grand niece for the school year. She was struggling in school but they've got her doing much better. The plan is for her to go back this summer and stay back home but I know my parents are hoping she'll decide to come back. I hope so too. I get to play around with her on the Wii and introduce her to good movies and such.

Lots of other stuff has been going on with my family here in town but those are the major things.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 13, 2010, 10:44:15 PM
Haven't done an update on myself in quite a while. Some pretty major stuff is going on.

1. Mom has cancer. We found this out in late November. It's cancer of the bile duct, is extremely rare, and usually has a very high mortality rate. We got lucky in that hers was found much sooner than this particular cancer is usually found. People don't start showing symptoms until the very late stages but she happened to have a blood test and something odd showed up. So the doctor ordered a scan to be safe and there it was. Her liver is currently 50% covered by it. She did a radioembolization first and is on her next to last round of chemo now. Then we wait a bit and she gets scanned again to check her progress. She has struggled some with the treatments but all in all I have to say that thus far it's not as bad as I imagined it would be on her.

2. I had surgery in December for my apnea. They did a UPPP which is where they cut out a lot of stuff in your throat to create a bigger breathing space. They also did what is called a Genioglossus Advancement which is repositioning where part of the tongue is attached so the back of it is basically tucked in to create a better airway. So far the surgery has worked quite well. I've gone from needing a BiPAP (air pressure both in and out) back to just needing a CPAP (just pressure in) and at about half the pressure I needed before. I still have to do a sleep study to check out my sleep officially but I can say that it's a big improvement.

3. My parents took in my step-dad's 12 year-old grand niece for the school year. She was struggling in school but they've got her doing much better. The plan is for her to go back this summer and stay back home but I know my parents are hoping she'll decide to come back. I hope so too. I get to play around with her on the Wii and introduce her to good movies and such.

Lots of other stuff has been going on with my family here in town but those are the major things.

Sorry to hear about your Mom but glad things are better than they could be. Congrats on better sleep and Yeah for the girl doing better! =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 13, 2010, 10:47:16 PM
I got some more Night Owl points.

I sort of quit my job. It's a sort of quitting since I'll be working for someone else but I offered to do work on the side until he gets someone else.

On the plus side I get to live the America dream of working from home.

Get up... walk over to the computer... work.... get dressed....have lunch...play on the xbox (during lunch)... walk back to the computer... finish my day.

Finally tank tops and lava lavas are work clothes again. =)

Oh the job... some tech support, video editing, article writing.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 21, 2010, 05:31:13 AM
Let see...

Recovering from what I hope will be the last surgery/procedure. They stuck three needles into my upper back though the throat to vaporize some of the vertebra. Sounds worse that you may be imagining.

Started my new job on Friday. I get to work from home and help with software installation, write articles, edit audio and video.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on February 23, 2010, 06:47:45 PM
So now you're a spineless photoshopper? Your photos used to show some real spine, I guess that's all over now :/
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on February 23, 2010, 08:37:27 PM
So now you're a spineless photoshopper? Your photos used to show some real spine, I guess that's all over now :/

No... it was like I had TOO MUCH spine... so by removing some of the spine I'll be in spine balance or Spalance as I like to call it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 10, 2010, 05:36:29 AM
No... it was like I had TOO MUCH spine... so by removing some of the spine I'll be in spine balance or Spalance as I like to call it.

Sometimes you just sporkle.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on March 11, 2010, 12:28:32 AM
I found out today that my promotion went through. It will become effective in August.

It was a pretty good "International Day of Awesomeness".
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on March 11, 2010, 12:40:04 PM
I found out today that my promotion went through. It will become effective in August.

Nice, congrats!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on March 11, 2010, 10:05:54 PM
Recovering from what I hope will be the last surgery/procedure.

So when will you be 100% again? With less spine, are you still 5'13? And lastly, are you ever going to do Krav again? You have the potential to be the star of a film I'm trying to peddle to the Syfy Channel tentatively titled Cyborg Amazon Krav Maga Master vs. Sharksapien if you answer yes to all those questions. (Your love interest will be played by either Dean Cain or Richard Grieco. The villain will be played by Lance Henriksen or Jeffrey Coombs.)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 11, 2010, 10:53:20 PM
Recovering from what I hope will be the last surgery/procedure.

So when will you be 100% again? With less spine, are you still 5'13? And lastly, are you ever going to do Krav again? You have the potential to be the star of a film I'm trying to peddle to the Syfy Channel tentatively titled Cyborg Amazon Krav Maga Master vs. Sharksapien if you answer yes to all those questions. (Your love interest will be played by either Dean Cain or Richard Grieco. The villain will be played by Lance Henriksen or Jeffrey Coombs.)

Oh I hate answering this because it's my nature to not complain about pain because I don't want people to feel sorry for me... or think I'm fishing for sympathy.

But probably never 100%. There was quite a bit of damage. 6 vertebra were knocked/pushed out and my hand doesn't bend back anymore so doing something like Krav Maga would be very unwise.

But I still have my awesomeness inside me so things could be worse!

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 12, 2010, 06:29:18 AM
I'm taking a Mystery Writing class and we got Tron working again (sorta. The Spinner is a bit off). Nice having an actual arcade machine in our house.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on March 12, 2010, 06:38:39 AM
we got Tron working again

Can I come live with you? I'll be like just Uncle Joey on Full House except I'll always be playing Tron rather than being a comedian or children's show host.  I also won't pay rent.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on March 13, 2010, 08:40:32 AM
we got Tron working again

Can I come live with you? I'll be like just Uncle Joey on Full House except I'll always be playing Tron rather than being a comedian or children's show host.  I also won't pay rent.

I thought Joey was the wannabe rock star?  The "comedian" sticks in my mind as a "Dave" or some other D name.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 13, 2010, 07:16:17 PM
we got Tron working again

Can I come live with you? I'll be like just Uncle Joey on Full House except I'll always be playing Tron rather than being a comedian or children's show host.  I also won't pay rent.

I thought Joey was the wannabe rock star?  The "comedian" sticks in my mind as a "Dave" or some other D name.

That was Uncle Jessie (And so was Denver Pyle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Pyle)). Dave Coulier was Uncle Joey.

(http://l.yimg.com/eb/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/warner_brothers/new_york_minute/_group_photos/ashley_olsen38.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on March 15, 2010, 05:24:20 PM
Nitpick:  "Jesse" not "Jessie" in both cases. "Jessie" is a woman's name, generally. (Unless you're Rick Springfield.)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on March 17, 2010, 07:37:27 PM
congrats to Hoopy and Carib :)

Brug, sorry to hear your mom isn't well but I hope she won't have to suffer too long either way.  my thoughts are with you both
Dooms, woo! to the new job and getting to wear tank tops and lava lavas to 'work' again :)  that's a pretty good start to a half decent job already

update on me:


A lot happier than I've been in a long time :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on March 17, 2010, 10:15:49 PM

A lot happier than I've been in a long time :)

This gave me a much needed smile today.

*dwarf hugs*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 18, 2010, 01:03:07 AM
Thanks for the update SweatPea. Makes me happy. =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: JC on March 23, 2010, 01:18:15 AM
Still doing my M.A. in philosophy.

Reading.

Playing TF2.

Reading.

Still doing my M.A. in philosophy.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 23, 2010, 11:49:33 PM
Still doing my M.A. in philosophy.

Reading.

Playing TF2.

Reading.

Still doing my M.A. in philosophy.

How very palindromic...

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on March 25, 2010, 04:29:55 AM
Let's see, what's going on here... we're going on another cruise in May - this time to Bermuda. We have found that we like cruising quite a bit - great way to vacation. I'm never driving anywhere, and the drinks are good (decent beer, top shelf whisky)

Business is well - could be busier, but I can't complain. Looking to get my website redone. Am also toying w/ writing a third book. Maybe later this year. But it won't be a business book. The next business-related stuff I write I'll sell on my site.

What else... think I'll buy Just Cause 2 tomorrow for the XBox.... ummm... I called the cable company. Now that the Jets will be on "Hard Knocks" this year, I have to get HBO back.

Man, I'm really reaching here... my life is friggen boring these days. Just the way I like it. I like being early-to-mid 40's. Tis a good time in life. :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 25, 2010, 05:07:59 PM

Man, I'm really reaching here... my life is friggen boring these days. Just the way I like it. I like being early-to-mid 40's. Tis a good time in life. :)

Boring is fine. We joke over here that we want a year of boring just to catch our breath!  :dizzy:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Ymir on March 29, 2010, 02:15:54 AM
Wow - where to start? I was downstairs before school wandering around and for some reason I thought of all you guys. So, here I be.

Thinsg are going well - our eldest is in high school now, our youngest in Grade 6. We're still living in the same place and I'm still gainfully emploed as a principal.

There's a heap of other junk - it's been about a year since I came here - but everyone's well and happy.

Cheers from the Land of Oz
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on March 29, 2010, 10:24:14 AM
Good to hear things are still going well for you!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on March 30, 2010, 12:23:20 AM
I signed the papers yesterday to put my house on the market. It will be listed next Monday.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on March 30, 2010, 05:00:54 AM
Wow - where to start? I was downstairs before school wandering around and for some reason I thought of all you guys. So, here I be.

Thinsg are going well - our eldest is in high school now, our youngest in Grade 6. We're still living in the same place and I'm still gainfully emploed as a principal.

There's a heap of other junk - it's been about a year since I came here - but everyone's well and happy.

Cheers from the Land of Oz

So this means you have a lot of writing to do, right?

Good to see you, bud!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Ymir on March 31, 2010, 03:15:16 AM


So this means you have a lot of writing to do, right?

[/quote]

Yes, I've left it far too long. Happy to give you the run-down - I'll just take some time and get back to you.

I've thought about you all form time to time - there were some heady days, highs, lows and aeverthing in between. Amazing how things such as this weave themselves into the fabric of our lives.

Cheers
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Ymir on April 01, 2010, 02:37:21 PM
Our kids are growing up too fast,
But going very well,
I’ve witnessed their successes,
And helped them through Boyfriend Hell.
One’s now in high school,
She loves every single day,
She was ready to make the transition,
A young adult in every way.
Our youngest is still smarter than I,
Has determination and tenacity,
They’re both enjoying doing dancing,
A talent they don’t get from me.
They both were selected at club level,
To perform more complex tasks,
And both have shown true commitment,
As a parent that’s all I can ask.
I still thrash out stuff on the guitar,
It’s a form of relaxation that I trust,
Though, I don’t do it so often,
As testified by a thin film of dust.
We’re still both in education,
Still in the same school,
Still enjoying helping families,
Still working with the odd fool.
Kids now are so very different,
They’re complex, distractible and more,
In many ways different to any other kids,
That have walked on our planet before.
Which makes education more challenging,
For student needs we strive to cater,
Some kids we quickly reach and they respond,
Some kids we reach a little later.
But I’m confident we make a difference,
Skills and time we provide,
Skills to be life-long learners,
And time to grow inside.
Charlie wanted some new transportation,
Her old wheels were quite tired,
She was looking for something with more panache,
Something that would leave her inspired.
We settled on an awesome vehicle,
Enhanced in every way,
She smiled the first time she drove it,
And is still smiling to this day.
With a large, augmented V8,
And a handling and braking upgrade,
It’ll blow most things away in a straight line,
And on track leave others in the shade.
It’s hardly environmentally friendly,
It’s not a science experiment,
It isn’t run by batteries or gerbils,
Or on cotton buds that are used and bent.
So, I’m sorry if I’ve offended you,
Or upset your environmental plan,
Please feel free to tell me so,
But catch me if you can.
Now when we got to car shows,
We have both our cars on display,
The whole family are now petrol heads,
I am proud to say.
We have also developed a new passion,
A speedway is not far away,
It’s a dirt oval that’s very popular,
And we attend every race day.
No, we’re not actual competitors,
But we love to clap and cheer,
We enjoy watching all the different classes,
That choose to venture up here.
Of course, our kids don’t sit with us,
With their friends they fool,
They’re often socialising with their peers,
‘Cause sitting with your folks aint cool.
So, there’s 12 months very quickly,
Lots of family, work and such,
Life stands still for no person,
But some things don’t change much.

Cheers
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on April 08, 2010, 09:00:03 AM
Fighting some major cold or flu. I've had it for about 8 days blah.

On a interesting way out there story... it's giving me those mad dreams. Where I have a fever and it's making me insane when I dream.

So today I took a short nap (I work contract and I can take time off and make it up later). Well that turned into a four hour nap. But anyway... before I sleep, I usually read TVtropes.org.

I was reading Art Initiates Life (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtInitiatesLife) (Tropes where people can create life - drawings come to life for example).

I ended up on the Big Bad Beetleborgs page, clicked the video and then went to sleep. So I had the song running though my head, over and over.

"Big... bad.... BEEEEETleborgs.... Big... bad.... BEEEEETleborgs.... saved a ghost and now they have superpowers.... Big... bad.... BEEEEETleborgs.... Big... bad.... BEEEEETleborgs.... "

I remember screaming out: "STOP!!!!!" That didn't work. It stayed in my head.

Then I was dreaming that I was posting at the Unwashed board and told Loveshack that he needed to save a ghost to get superpowers.

So that was it. Fever dreams are so interesting.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on April 08, 2010, 12:09:33 PM
Then I was dreaming that I was posting at the Unwashed board and told Loveshack that he needed to save a ghost to get superpowers.

After a quick review of Big Bad Beetleborgs, I've decided I'd rather capture the ghost for the villianous Triceratops Adam West in exchange for superpowers rather than let Liberace Elvis Leno Ghost wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lLsdaCVk3Kk/Sf-NQsBK7xI/AAAAAAAA4IE/h6drp2oIjps/s400/bm-bfk-nuxus.jpg)(http://cdn1.ioffer.com/img/item/380/383/66/1996bigbadbeetleborgs2.jpg)

I don't remember all the particulars of the sentai import shows that aired during Saban's stranglehold on Fox's children's programming for much of the 90s, but I remember some of what I thought were the best components of each show and what would have made for great crossover/composite show.

First of all, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was king. That show started when I was nine and I still loved it. I should stress that I only really liked it when it was just MMPR, and had season-long plot arcs. Not what they’ve been doing for the last 15 years where they start each new season with a completely new cast and back-story.  Though I did start watching again briefly during college, when I saw an ad for the latest incarnation at the time, Dino Thunder, when Jason Frank came back as Tommy to lead the team. This was back when they’d advertise for Power Rangers at two in the morning when I was watching Gargoyles on Disney channel. It wasn’t like I was monitoring the cast roster of Power Rangers on the off-chance they’d bring back old cast members.  I really only liked the show from the first season right up through the time that Tommy led the team as the White Ranger, and even then only REALLY during that brief period where Lord Zedd was going solo as the villain and Kimberly was still on the team.  I never much cared for Rita Repulsa mainly because she wasn't at all threatening, but when a skinless guy with an exposed brain in silver armor started stomping around! Wow! He was scary even when the lights hit him just right and you could see the Japanese man's eyes through the costume visor! Also, the whole Green Ranger story arc kicked all kinds of ass! Anyway…

Best “King” Henchperson: Without question, Goldar on MMPR. This guy actually looked like someone you’d be afraid to fight in real life. Plus, he was the only monster I remember actually incurring a visible injury on the show rather than just falling over in a cloud of sparks or teleporting away.  In the first episode, the dude got his wings chopped off and kept fighting! Cycloptor from Masked Rider runs a close second mainly because he spent most episodes of the show standing around in the background behind the villains and rarely ever fighting.  Still, you can’t underestimate the appeal of cycloptic robot with guns and a bomber jacket.
Honorable Mention: Rita’s brother, Rito Revulta. He wasn't the least bit threatening, but the costume was cool and he was frequently paired with Goldar, so he gets a pass by association. Same thing with Skorpina, but her infrequent appearances keep her from first place.

Best Goons: Putty Patrollers from MMPR, with the Skugs from VR Troopers running a distant second and only mentioned because of their costumes. I don't remember the goons from any of the other shows, or much about the other shows in general for that matter. 

Best Heroes: Again, the initial lineup of MMPR right up through the White Ranger-era lineup was great. It got good again right around the time Jason came back as the Gold Ranger for a bit, but by then I had pretty much lost interest.

Best Costumes: VR Troopers, hands down. It’s odd, because I got the feeling their show had the lowest budget out of all of them, but it looked like their costumes had the most effort put into them.  Anyone can make a cool helmet paired with some spandex, but they actually had costumes on that show. Also… “FORCES OF DARKNESS EMPOWER ME! TAKE ME BACK TO MY VIRTUAL REALITY!” If they didn’t have a talking dog on that show, it could have been a close contender for the top spot, mainly because it was the exact same show as MMPR

I don’t remember anything especially redeemable about Beetleborgs mainly because that whole “kids turn into grownup-sized superheroes” gimmick seemed a little too eye-rollingly blatant and lazy of an appeal to the show’s target demographic. See also: Power Rangers: Turbo. (I only ever saw the movie, mainly because Kimberly was in it, but I remember thinking it was a little odd that Rocky twisted his ankle and they automatically replaced him with a little kid and Rocky was never heard from again.  Didn’t really seem like a career-ending injury.  My theory is that they treated him like an injured racehorse and Zordon had him killed.) I just remember the show being very dumb, even for a sentai show, which is REALLY saying something!

But I think we can call agree, no matter what your particular flavor of spandex-clad monster-fighting, that the lynchpins of sentai’s humongous US popularity were the comedy duo of Bulk and Skull and that the genre just hasn’t been the same since their departure.

(I also believe there’s a level of hell where the damned have no one but Alpha 5 to keep them company and reruns of Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog play in a continuous loop on giant TV’s for all eternity.)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on April 08, 2010, 06:31:28 PM
First of all, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was king. That show started when I was nine and I still loved it.

i was 6, it was awesome.

abc is now running it as "new" during saturday morning cartoons. they just introduced tommy as the bad guy (he stood up kimberly)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on April 09, 2010, 12:40:21 AM
abc is now running it as "new" during saturday morning cartoons. they just introduced tommy as the bad guy

Yeah, I heard ABC's added a bunch of comic book freeze frames and word bubbles and stuff to the old episodes.

Quote
(he stood up kimberly)

Only someone truly evil, (and possibly gay), would EVER break Kimberly's heart like that. I'd NEVER in a million years stand up a girl like Kimberly! You know, unless I'd made other arrangements with Rose Tyler or Topanga. OH GOD I'M SO LONELY!!!  :bigcry:

(http://www.perfectpeople.net/photo-picture-image-media/Amy-Jo-Johnson-607x479-63kb-media-160-media-0315.jpg)

On a sidenote, I found this image while doing a search for the above image. I have to say that I would be compelled to sign up for this class if I saw it advertised just so I could say I trained in martial arts with the guy who played Green Ranger. I wouldn't care if it it was a kenpo class at the YMCA geared for children, I'd still go.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a188/b00b00kitty/Anime%20Festival%20Orlando/Karate-banner.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on April 09, 2010, 01:05:36 AM
Yeah, I heard ABC's added a bunch of comic book freeze frames and word bubbles and stuff to the old episodes.

i didnt notice anything different outside of "wtf has hd done to us"
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on April 18, 2010, 07:42:20 PM
The BF is on shoot and I got a message. "Can you get the garden hose? We were vandalized last night."

While tired, I was more than ready to beat someone with it but alas all I needed to do was wash off some chalk graffiti.

What's a "A** Whole"?

Someone's name was mentioned on the ground and there's some sort of memorial car wash down the block from us naming the person who died. Did the people that lived here before us kill him somehow? Car crash or something?

And if you think that's bad...

There's a pentagram out in the street! Washed that off as well.

So do the graffiti people worship Satan? I don't know. Do they or Dante?

Probably kids trying to be "cool" by incorporating Satan when they should incorporate Satin. It's far more stylish.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: inso on May 07, 2010, 01:31:06 AM

Probably kids trying to be "cool" by incorporating Satan when they should incorporate Satin. It's far more stylish.

it's true! in fact, it's been done before!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y279/insochris/fail-owned-satan-fail.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on May 07, 2010, 02:01:22 AM

Probably kids trying to be "cool" by incorporating Satan when they should incorporate Satin. It's far more stylish.

it's true! in fact, it's been done before!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y279/insochris/fail-owned-satan-fail.jpg)

Yeah that whole pentagram thing was as strange as this photo.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on May 08, 2010, 01:51:04 AM
i can officially call myself a senior in college. in about a year they'll let me loose on the world.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on May 13, 2010, 03:27:09 PM
After nearly 2 yrs. I quit my job. They got me to the point where I was in tears at least twice a week and my blood pressure was through the roof. Nobody should be expected to work from 8-5 without a break. This job sucked so much, that I had to bring the phone in the bathroom with me b/c I was the only one that could answer it without saying "Ola". When I started, I was just the cashier. Within two weeks, I was handed a key and asked to close. A couple of months later, it became "we need you to open too". The boss' daughter left, so I was doing the book keeping, billing, scheduling, ordering, etc., aside from cashier, cleaning, detailing cars and drying them off when we got busy(which was a lot). Customers would constantly tell my boss that I needed roller skates. The final straw was when I needed my pay stubs to get my kids health insurance. I asked the boss for a month to print them out, but he kept putting it off. When I finally said, I need them today!, the arguement started. Everyone on that job got paid cash b/c it was easier for them. When I did get my pay stubs, they were only for 30 hours @ $7.50 an hr.. I had to fight to get a raise to $8 an hour and I worked 45-50 hours a week, not 30. I'm beyond pissed right now b/c until I find a different apt., I can't even fight that b/c my old boss is my landlord as well. My crew misses me and wants me to come back, b/c I took good care of them. The whole crew at that car wash was Mexican, and they were the best group of guys I've ever worked with. I miss them, but I can't work under such barbaric conditions. Nobody should have to put up with that.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on May 15, 2010, 01:31:21 AM
After nearly 2 yrs. I quit my job. They got me to the point where I was in tears at least twice a week and my blood pressure was through the roof. Nobody should be expected to work from 8-5 without a break. This job sucked so much, that I had to bring the phone in the bathroom with me b/c I was the only one that could answer it without saying "Ola". When I started, I was just the cashier. Within two weeks, I was handed a key and asked to close. A couple of months later, it became "we need you to open too". The boss' daughter left, so I was doing the book keeping, billing, scheduling, ordering, etc., aside from cashier, cleaning, detailing cars and drying them off when we got busy(which was a lot). Customers would constantly tell my boss that I needed roller skates. The final straw was when I needed my pay stubs to get my kids health insurance. I asked the boss for a month to print them out, but he kept putting it off. When I finally said, I need them today!, the arguement started. Everyone on that job got paid cash b/c it was easier for them. When I did get my pay stubs, they were only for 30 hours @ $7.50 an hr.. I had to fight to get a raise to $8 an hour and I worked 45-50 hours a week, not 30. I'm beyond pissed right now b/c until I find a different apt., I can't even fight that b/c my old boss is my landlord as well. My crew misses me and wants me to come back, b/c I took good care of them. The whole crew at that car wash was Mexican, and they were the best group of guys I've ever worked with. I miss them, but I can't work under such barbaric conditions. Nobody should have to put up with that.

makes you wish for the good old days at VAC, huh? :)

Sorry to hear it, D. You'll land on your feet - you always do.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on May 15, 2010, 01:35:21 AM
I will be cruising to Bermuda on Sunday. Got a nice suite on the back of the boat. Let me tell ya, there is nothing like a glass (or two) of scotch and a cigar while watching the ocean at night - hopefully, the skies will be clear.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on May 15, 2010, 04:02:32 PM
It's even good when it's an artificial lake and second-hand cigarette smoke from further along the deck.  Sufficient quantities of scotch can make pretty much anything enjoyable though.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on May 15, 2010, 09:13:38 PM
It's even good when it's an artificial lake and second-hand cigarette smoke from further along the deck.  Sufficient quantities of scotch can make pretty much anything enjoyable though.

funny how that works  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on May 15, 2010, 09:23:55 PM
After nearly 2 yrs. I quit my job. They got me to the point where I was in tears at least twice a week and my blood pressure was through the roof. Nobody should be expected to work from 8-5 without a break. This job sucked so much,

That's the thought I had with the job (contractor technically) I quit. "A job shouldn't make me feel this bad."

So I quit and got all these nifty Night Owl points! =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on May 31, 2010, 06:49:57 AM
Been a while... Hey guys. Long time no see. Very sorry. Been busy, lots of training and making our way for the next big Deployment to Afghanistan!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on June 01, 2010, 11:16:20 PM
Supposed to have gotten full time job painting houses, after not working last year. Started Friday, but called in and was told that I wouldnt be working this week, and that they would transfer me to a closer crew. No call back all weekend, so I'm just not going to show up. Awesome, I love inconsistent work. My pockets feel so heavy with all of these Night Owl points i've been racking up!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 02, 2010, 04:01:55 AM
Been a while... Hey guys. Long time no see. Very sorry. Been busy, lots of training and making our way for the next big Deployment to Afghanistan!

And a happy belated Memorial Day to you.

Good to hear things are still going well with you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on June 08, 2010, 09:21:42 PM
I missed you guys. Well after July things should slow down enough for me to be able to give you guys a heads up on my doing. I am well. Right now the good news I have is my wife is pregnant, so I am going to be a father. The sad part is, I won't be here for the delivery since I am deploying.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on June 08, 2010, 09:28:49 PM
Christ, where do I start?

Stopped playing wow, decided after 3 months that watching Tv and playing endless games of SC2 beta was not better and restarted. Playing more casually now and having a blast. Working out, getting drunk, the same old really.
Currently cramming for a butt-load of annoying exams. Finished statistics today (hoping for a passing grade, will be a bit sketchy). Saturday is an oral exam in operating systems (roughly 900 pages, 14 subjects, teacher expects no more than 10 words per subject for notes- yeah, he can go fuck himself). Calculus2 re-exam next Saturday (fuck it to hell, I was supposed to be judging the Danish nationals in Magic: The Gathering that weekend  :beadyeyes2: ). Still doing Friday Night Magics at my dorm's bar, where I also got a steady gig as bartender (every other weekend, give or take). Final exam is the 23rd (concurrent programming) and the 25th I'll be leaving for the US for 5 weeks. Still trying to see if I can fit in time to hit those of you in Chicago if you have a day or two free.
MY grandfather died February, which was a mercy for someone who hit extreme senility after his wife died two years prior. My only remaining grandparent is my 94 year-old grandmother, whom we just moved into a nursing home after the caretakers at a protective-housing place were unable to give her the care she requires anymore. After we got her furniture and pictures over there,s he's settled quite well, but I doubt she'll live to see 95.

And Carib, congratulations! Looking forward to hearing more lengthily from you soon =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 09, 2010, 02:06:09 AM
and the 25th I'll be leaving for the US for 5 weeks. Still trying to see if I can fit in time to hit those of you in Chicago if you have a day or two free.

This +1! I'll be moving in with my girlfriend into an apartment there later this month. (Stupid house hasn't sold yet, though.) And while I'll be out of town for the end of the month. (Origins gaming convention in Ohio, followed by a (likely) trip to India for a wedding, so I'll be gone from June 23-July 5) I'll be around for the rest of July. So if you are hitting Chitown after then, let me know. The best place to get a beer in Chicago (according to BeerAdvocate.com) is about a mile from our place. They have 26 craft beers and imports on tap, another on the handpump machine, and around 200 or so bottles.

There's also an amazing (and amazingly inexpensive) little Cuban restaurant that's a BYOB right down the street from us. They even make homemade sangria and mojito mixes. You just supply the booze.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on June 10, 2010, 01:31:56 AM
You're making me drool, Hoopy :o

But yeah, seems tickets from NE are like $60 one-way to Chicago, so definitely wanna come by. If anyone has a couch I could crash on to make it a weekend, that'd be awesome (strangers from the internet on your couches- tantalizing thought  :dizzy: ). Alternatively I might just make a daytrip outta it. Who else will be around during July?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 11, 2010, 03:54:04 AM
You're making me drool, Hoopy :o

But yeah, seems tickets from NE are like $60 one-way to Chicago, so definitely wanna come by. If anyone has a couch I could crash on to make it a weekend, that'd be awesome (strangers from the internet on your couches- tantalizing thought  :dizzy: ). Alternatively I might just make a daytrip outta it. Who else will be around during July?

My girlfriend's got a futon (so do I, but my couches and futon stay behind until the house sells), so it probably won't be too difficult for you to crash at our place.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2010, 07:07:27 PM
Sounds awesome! Going to Nashville to visit my host-sister's hubby (stationed there while his medical discharge is being processed) until the 5th. Any particular dates past that, that would suit you best?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 15, 2010, 12:39:10 AM
Sounds awesome! Going to Nashville to visit my host-sister's hubby (stationed there while his medical discharge is being processed) until the 5th. Any particular dates past that, that would suit you best?

Don't know. Let me get back to you. The following weekend I'm probably heading back out to the house to clean it for a day. We'll see.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on June 15, 2010, 07:30:44 PM
The best place to get a beer in Chicago (according to BeerAdvocate.com) is about a mile from our place.

if they have non beer liquors i'm fairly certain i can make the trip downtown.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tank on June 15, 2010, 08:31:32 PM
Oi, get on MSN AcdQueen  :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 16, 2010, 12:15:45 AM
The best place to get a beer in Chicago (according to BeerAdvocate.com) is about a mile from our place.

if they have non beer liquors i'm fairly certain i can make the trip downtown.

They have a few wines. And they have an extensive collection of bourbon, Scotch, Irish whiskey, and other whiskeys. (While they are primarily known for their beer, they, like most of the craft-beer bars in the city, are also known for having a great whisk(e)y selection.)

As well as pretty much any U-Call-It.

And they can even do a martini, though, I wouldn't expect much beyond the standard vodka/gin and vermouth combo.

And they even serve Intelligentsia coffee.

The website:  http://www.maproom.com
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on July 07, 2010, 05:24:04 AM
Bangalore was great! The food was phenomenal. I've never had vegetarian that good before. If I could eat that stuff every day it'd almost be enough to make me give up meat.

That being said, I'm glad to be back in the First World with such creature comforts as readily available TP, comfortable mattresses, soap in every bathroom, and tap water you can drink.

Not to mention clean-air standards.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on July 23, 2010, 12:01:29 AM
     Good thing they're making K2 illegal in Missouri; It's ridiculously easy to get. I walked into a head-shop this past weekend, and two kids (looking about 16) walked in, pointed at the counter, payed up forty bucks and left, without more than a few words and no i.d. check. It was mind boggling how quickly they made 40 dollars on (legal) drugs. Though I think it's illegal in most states, not Missouri until the end of August.
     If marijuana were this easy to get companies would make ridiculous profits, scary thought.  :bucktooth:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on July 25, 2010, 05:00:04 AM
So the results from my Learning Disability testing were given to me yesterday afternoon. My visual processing and memory abilities are 3 standard deviations away from my audio processing (I've always had a phenomenal auditory memory), with a bit of ADHD thrown in just to add icing to the LD cake. I've got a non-verbal learning disability.

It's something that affects less than 1% of the population, with an equal proportion among males and females. However, females with this condition have a significant advantage over males:  they usually possess higher executive-level processing. In other words, they have high enough levels of cognizant ability that they can compensate for there lack of visual processing acuity. This is why 83% of adult males with this LD are currently spending or have spent time in prison. Fortunately, I was blessed with an off the charts executive level function.

If anyone's curious, here are two articles on the subject:

http://www.friendsofquinn.com/share/c/39623/1671/disabilities

http://www.learningdisabilitiesinfo.com/nonverbal.html
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on August 12, 2010, 08:55:38 PM
i just got back from florida.

if you ever go on vacation with someone over 80, dont let them drive. they might be able to drive mostly fine in an area they know, never EVER let them go on unfamiliar streets if you want to come out of the car with any part of your sanity intact.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sandru on September 09, 2010, 09:21:47 PM
i just got back from florida.

if you ever go on vacation with someone over 80, dont let them drive. they might be able to drive mostly fine in an area they know, never EVER let them go on unfamiliar streets if you want to come out of the car with any part of your sanity intact.

Sounds like an adventure in an of itself, I'll have to keep that in mind.

Just had to visit the junkyard to fix my car, parts store wanted 250 bucks for a simple solenoid, probably walked out of the yard with over 1,000's worth in parts for 20. :)  The part's only like 4-5 inches long, it's stupid.

Been back in my martial arts classes for a while, but it's still an uphill battle getting myself back in the condition I was when I tore my right knee. The knee is doing pretty good and I'm taking it slow with that, making sure it's back 100% (well, as good as it can get after the injury with 40% of the cartilage on that side of my knee gone...)

Lost maybe 15 pounds, have to shed the other 50 to be back where I was. It's going well though, had a 3 day long martial arts camping trip with my dojo, and got to learn a black belt form my instructor's only taught to 7 other people.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: inso on September 22, 2010, 04:05:48 AM
hopefully doing a logo animation for my supervisor's website (who woulda thunk that my college education wouldn't go to waste?), also going to Philly next month for a fan-run Rooster Teeth (Red vs Blue) event.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on October 25, 2010, 08:54:14 AM
WHOA! How long has the board been back up and why does Chucara still have that "Don't worry. We'll be back soon." message on the main page?  How many weeks have gone by without me sharing my wisdom with the UV?!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on November 04, 2010, 01:52:32 AM

    So after a tough decision, I've dropped out of architecture school for now. My grades have fallen a lot, probably due to recent signs of ADD that i have been noticing becoming really bad. I feel that drugs would help. Generally, my studio work was really shitty compared to the rest of the class, and i feel like i need a break to organize myself. I'm not even sure if i want to spend money and time going back immediately this spring. Honestly, I want to travel to world and experience more Architecture first hand while i am young enough, but it would be pretty daring. I'm not even sure that I want to be an Architect anymore, but its still the only thing that I really love. Basically, things are about to hit a wall after this semester. I don't want to end up a deadbeat.

   Other than that, I still havent had a chance to play Fallout 3 yet, or any other games latly. Except for DDR twice a week :). I'm having a big internal conflict about whats best for me to do. I think it will all work itself out soon enough, but i have big decisions ahead of me.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on November 04, 2010, 02:36:21 AM
Get yourself tested for Learning Disabilities.

Seriously. It's expensive, but worth it.

My girlfriend struggled her first semester of law school until she got tested. Now that her ADHD is being treated, she's regularly finishing at the top of her classes.

And I got tested just for personal knowledge. I didn't have ADHD, as Liz and I expeccted, but I have the same LD her younger sister does.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 08, 2010, 12:44:59 AM
On a very similar note. I'm thinking of getting a sleep study done when I go home for Christmas. I'm somewhat categorizing my sleeping issues under some sort of restless leg syndrome (even though I think that it's a slightly bs disease/excuse to drug people). I'm half hoping that there will be some sort of other underlying thing going on, I could probably name three, but we'll see what happens.


In other news, I'm attempting to use actual grammar and punctuation in mostly everything and I'm currently failing at my goals for nanaowrimo.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on November 12, 2010, 11:32:30 AM
Back in the Middle East Folks!!!!

Yup currently stationed in Afghanistan and will be so for a year.
Other news, my wife will be giving birth to our first born child January 20th 2011. I will be sure.

if anyone wants to write (hey, Doom, I still have that Las vegas Shot glass) by all means write... My address is


SPC Toulon, Rama
HQ PLT, B Co. 2-4 IN
TF Warrior
FOB Shank (COP Sayed Abad)
APO, AE 09364

Gotta run folks. I will be sure to send pics whenever I can.

Take care,
Yours Unwashed,
Rama
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on November 21, 2010, 12:47:09 PM
That's wonderful new Carib. Not that your in Afghanistan, but that you and your wife are expecting. Congrats!


It's been forever since I've popped in. I'm still back at the car wash detailing cars. My daughter just got accepted to Mercy College yesterday, so I'm excited and so proud of her. She's going to study vetinary medicine. She's got a good shot at a scholarship too . It lessened the blow of my husband losing his job Thursday, to cutbacks and restructuring. Nothing says Happy Holidays like "we have to let you go". He has to learn how to use the computer for unemployment, so I'm in for some fun. Is there such a thing as fear of buttons? lol!

I got scared when I couldn't find the village. You guys could have told me you were moving. How old is the village now? We've been around a loooong time now. I had a bitch of  a time remembering my password. lol! <Age.
*Hugs* to all!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on January 09, 2011, 10:21:36 PM
To spice things up a bit Whats going on in my Life


           Not going back to school in spring. Being as I don't have a major in mind, it seems like a waste of money to go to school across the state. I had originally planned to go back. But I ran into a good friend (Interesting story if anyone wants to know), an hour before leaving for winter break, who convinced me to do what I really want instead of goofing off in school for the time being. I wanted to be at school, but not for the right reasons. I don't necessarily believe in God, but i'm fairly convinced he intended us to meet that day. Has anyone else had that feeling?

I like Adventure. I've always wanted to travel. So i'm preparing a trip involving World Travel soon. I plan to go back to school afterwards. But its hard when most people think what you want to do is crazy, and the pressure to go back to school. "Once you quit, you'll never want to go back!" etc. I'll keep you all posted in the coming weeks.

     Been playing lots of Fallout 3. Awesome.

     Was prescribed and just started taking Adderall, a drug commonly prescribed for ADD, but a lot of college kids abuse. Not a big fan of taking pills. But so far, good as a mood stabilizer and for cleaning your room. Let yall know if its helping later maybe.

Had my first car accident last week. Backed out onto a busy street, where apparently a truck was and collided with my rear end. I looked back several times beforehand, don't know where he came from. It was insured, but not with me as a driver. We were fine, and the car is still drivable, the back just got smashed in. But costs $3k to fix the body, almost as much as its worth.

Edit: Also, I have 2 days left of being a teenager. I need some foolish and reckless things to do before Tuesday.

-Jesse :D

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: JC on January 18, 2011, 04:48:30 PM
Last semester of my master's degree.

No one told me writing a thesis was so HARD.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on January 24, 2011, 03:02:53 AM
got a venus flytrap a few days ago. it was an impulse buy while looking for a window box herb garden and small pots for replanting seedlings.

paranoid of feeding anything live to my plant (which i have named Calliope) but i'm going for lizard food or something this week to start a protein diet
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Laughinman on January 24, 2011, 05:10:10 PM
This is going on in my life:

(http://i.imgur.com/N41zj.jpg)

She's turning 2 in march.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on January 24, 2011, 11:06:44 PM
My boy turns two in in June, the next is due at easter, time really does fly. They're great at that age, Fraser repeats everything just now, so glad I don't have any national secrets...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Varag on February 03, 2011, 01:55:04 AM
Wow a lot going on. Hmmm its been a long time since I posted on a UV Forum so here is an update from the last few years.

Retrenched from my IT role MANY years ago and kind of drifted since then. My wife is working now and doing really well so that is good. I have two daughters and the oldest started high school today.

Have been a volunteer fire fighter for nearly 8 years now and have done a bunch of stuff that I never thought I was capable of. I have learned a LOT about myself through the brigade and am I not sure how much of it is good.

Kind of had a (and I will borrow Bubonic's terminology) mental melt down after the Black Saturday fires in Victoria a few years back, but I think I am back on track again now. That was a bad day leading into a bad month and I don't think any of us came out of it unscathed. I have to confess that I find it hard to sit in an office these days. I did spend last summer working for the local municipality identifying fire hazards and issuing orders to local residents to clean them up. It was a fun job.....

Ummmm I guess that is most of it. I am studying to be a counsellor (to those who know about this - yes, STILL) LOL.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: PsychoPompos on February 16, 2011, 02:05:29 AM
Hello everybody, Its been such a long time.  For the first time in awhile i feel like i need some human connection.  I've never actually turned to a message board for this purpose before so forgive me if i'm the opposite of eloquent at the moment.  For once this is me online, no internet persona, just me.  I just wanted to say hello as the urge to post volumes of writing somewhere has struck me within the last few weeks.

As for what's going on in my life...

*sigh*

     Alot. Seriously. Hahahaha, enough to make me wonder how i stay sane and optimistic.  The day before my 19th birthday i had my first arrest.  I drank a fourloko and went outside to make a phone call.  Well it was cold as hell so i took a seat in my car.  A cop with a vendetta against the friends house i was at was watching to house, so he decides to walk over to my car.  7 charges, one for physical control.  Car was towed, i was cuffed and that was it.  At least i thought it might be until two days later when they suspended my license as a pretrial precaution.  I have no criminal record, no traffic record, i drove for a living, and my "continued driving is a threat to public safety."  I filed for a motion for limited privileges, they haven't said a word and its been a month.  I lost the job i have and now i work at McDonald's, currently i smell of french fries and my back hurts from walking home.  So the money for the tow, filing fees, attorney's fees and the lack of a decent job has made me very very broke.  Which i might ass is doing wonders for my weight and physique. 
     To top it off couldn't pay college bills in time so i cant attend school.  Until that night i had a car, a good job, was in school and was about to move into a new apartment.  Now i'm scraping wondering what the hell happened to my life.  I was actually set to take the ASVAB the very next day, now i cant join because of an ongoing criminal case.  Fuck fourloko, fuck court fees, fuck our legal system and the beurocracy it inspires.

     On a brighter note i have a wonderful girlfriend who has helped me with more than i could have imagined.  Also, i now know why i want to become an attorney.  So forgive me for bitching and moaning and spilling this crap out onto all of you.  Just needed a sounding board.  I hope you guys enjoy poetry, quantum mechanics and philosophical wanderings, i have many of them.  I'll be around here livening things up until someone tells me to get the hell out.  So how are all of you?  Ive kind of missed the feeling of talking to a wall.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 16, 2011, 08:24:44 PM
Alot.

Ouch!   :(

That really sucks; you'd think 'prior record' would have at least something to do with it.

I say, "go the lawyerish way!" and provide payback when you can afford suits.

And nice g/f, I must say.  But without pics, it didn't happen.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: PsychoPompos on February 17, 2011, 12:40:44 AM
Exactly the path i chose. Public defenders are a waste of time so i found a good attorney who cut me a deal so now i'm all lawyered up.

Touche Blue, as a common rule of thumb on the internet i respect that.  Though i do have pictures.


EDIT: Damn, i forgot to fully resize those.  And yea, shes great.  Picked my dumb ass up from drunk tank at 5 in the morning.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 17, 2011, 05:47:48 PM
Hold it!  There's something wrong with the karma here...

I think I'm gonna have to talk to your girlfriend about some issues of 'behavior' that you have exhibited in the past.  Clearly she does not have a full understanding of your previous sins, or else she would certainly show signs of 'aghast!' and 'fear!'.  Unless, of course, you have plied her with... well, we won't go there, at least not yet.


*goes back to the BC formula for how Strange men attract Hot girls* 

OK, in order to clear up this aberration, we need to give you the Test:

1.  How many little thingies of ketchup do you get (on average) when going through the drive through?

2.  When you buy an ice cream cone and compare it to the size of other scoops in the neighborhood, are yours:
a. Larger?
b. Smaller?
c. the Same Size

Perhaps the results of the Test will enlighten us to your incredibly good (and may I say Lucky as well?) fortune.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on February 24, 2011, 05:15:48 AM
Sorry to hear about your troubles. Hope things get better.


Could be worse; At least you didn't go to Jail. Not fun. Plus you have a girlfriend to support you.

Welcome to the wall  :wind blows:

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: PsychoPompos on February 26, 2011, 06:23:53 AM
Just remember BC, Hot girls have their quirks as well.  She's intelligent, fun to be around and completely,  wholeheartedly insane.  I believe this is why it's working out so well.  I mean come on, she hasn't pulled a blade on me yet and she only broke into my house that one time. Hahaha, true story.  The nutty ones are WAYYY more exciting to be around.  Interesting beliefs as well.

Anyway my answers are mundane.

1. 0

2. I can't remember the last time i ate ice cream

I was once a Karmic Houdini but now i walk a better line.  I've paid for my transgressions and laughed in the face of rationality.  As of yesterday every one of my criminal charges were dropped, I'm now a free man.  Karma also reminded me to watch my back today after the feast of debauchery that was the celebration of last night.  So BC, tell me of my sins here on the board.  Let us reminisce.

Also, That spam bot needs to get blasted ASAP.  It's fuckin with my Mojo.
 :laugh:

Add: I broke my hand last night.  The odd part is since it was broken before it healed at an angle and was never that strong.  Last night was a full clean and teethgrindingly painful break that i put back into place.  Now my hand hurts but it's less injured than before.  Wierd.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on February 26, 2011, 07:40:21 AM
Just remember BC, Hot girls have their quirks as well.  She's intelligent, fun to be around and completely,  wholeheartedly insane.


Not all hot chicks are insane.

Case in point, my hot chick.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 27, 2011, 11:36:54 PM

1. 0

2. I can't remember the last time i ate ice cream


This is so disappointing.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: PsychoPompos on February 28, 2011, 08:23:15 AM
And why is that?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 28, 2011, 11:32:59 PM
And why is that?

Because it either means my test is flawed, or your level of unhotness is at the extreme low end of the scale.

Since both of those statements are obviously false, it leaves me...

confused.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: PsychoPompos on March 01, 2011, 06:11:44 AM
Its my charming personality. HA!

I think your eyes are dusting over again Blue, the ladies love me.  Either that or they try to kill me in some way.  Its usually some combination of both.  

My very presence both intrigues and infuriates them for some inexplicable reason.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on March 02, 2011, 05:30:04 AM
.... and to get away from psycho's ego for a bit.


i just finished a 50000 word novel for a writing class and have thus embarked on writing a synopsis and figuring out how to revise. i'm hoping that in a year or so i will be able to say that i'm halfway to being published.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on March 05, 2011, 07:23:37 AM
I just spent an evening in my hot tub. Yea, I gots me a hot tub last year. Hot tub / ale / wife = nice evening.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: PsychoPompos on March 05, 2011, 01:02:23 PM
I do have to say Blue, i may not get ketchup packets but i always seem to get hundreds of hot sauce packets and an unusual amount of fortune cookies.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 06, 2011, 11:34:07 PM
I do have to say Blue, i may not get ketchup packets but i always seem to get hundreds of hot sauce packets and an unusual amount of fortune cookies.
*

*nods*

*nods off*


Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Laughinman on March 11, 2011, 04:51:43 PM
I wonder, if one can nod off, can you nod on?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 11, 2011, 09:30:34 PM
I wonder, if one can nod off, can you nod on?

Nod on this thread.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: PsychoPompos on March 19, 2011, 06:52:19 AM
Started a new job at a factory Monday.  Been busy as hell but making good money.  My posting been off but I've managed to stay conscious for long enough tonight to inform all of you of this amazing development...

I'm going to go pass out now, i have work in a few hours.

*passes out near the keyboard*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Laughinman on March 20, 2011, 02:55:16 PM
Tuesday to thursday, i was in hospital, because i have the Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome.
Basically, there is one (or more) additional conductive path in my heart, which causes bad stuff to happen. Like heart rate shooting to the skies.
It was no fun at all, but now i'm back, and, most likely, healed.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on March 21, 2011, 01:53:39 AM
got engaged yesterday.

i'm taking suggestions on how to tell the parents.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 21, 2011, 06:02:01 PM
got engaged yesterday.

i'm taking suggestions on how to tell the parents.

Whoa!!

*catches breath*

Congrats!

Some ideas...

"So, mom, what do you think we should name the grandkid?"

"Mom, do you need any new toasters?"

"Hey Dad, could I borrow about $12,000?  It's for... um... my new wardrobe.  Oh... and Saturday, when you come to church?  Wear a tie."

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on March 22, 2011, 02:11:04 AM
Awesome. Congrats ACD!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on March 22, 2011, 05:24:15 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: MrWeasel on March 23, 2011, 06:44:59 PM
Big Gratz!!!


How about "Dad i'm pregnant!!" just kidding but i am engaged :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on March 24, 2011, 01:27:30 PM
Big Gratz!!!


How about "Dad i'm pregnant!!" just kidding but i am engaged :D

I second this. Always good to lower the expectations. Or raise them, depending on who your parents are.

Congrats!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Laughinman on March 26, 2011, 08:45:08 PM
got engaged yesterday.

i'm taking suggestions on how to tell the parents.

Yours or your fiance's?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on March 26, 2011, 11:42:27 PM
Yours or your fiance's?

his mom wants us to elope, she's told us about a million times. i think she's just been waiting for the news. i dont think my parents know what to make of it, i'm not going to see them till next month, hopefully they'll have time to digest and tell everyone else so i dont have to.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 29, 2011, 07:18:57 AM
Back in the Middle East Folks!!!!

Yup currently stationed in Afghanistan and will be so for a year.
Other news, my wife will be giving birth to our first born child January 20th 2011. I will be sure.

if anyone wants to write (hey, Doom, I still have that Las vegas Shot glass) by all means write... My address is


SPC Toulon, Rama
HQ PLT, B Co. 2-4 IN
TF Warrior
FOB Shank (COP Sayed Abad)
APO, AE 09364

Gotta run folks. I will be sure to send pics whenever I can.

Take care,
Yours Unwashed,
Rama

Yep. Got to remember to do that. =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 29, 2011, 07:22:19 AM
Exactly the path i chose. Public defenders are a waste of time so i found a good attorney who cut me a deal so now i'm all lawyered up.

Touche Blue, as a common rule of thumb on the internet i respect that.  Though i do have pictures.


EDIT: Damn, i forgot to fully resize those.  And yea, shes great.  Picked my dumb ass up from drunk tank at 5 in the morning.



Get kinda reminds me of Summer Glau.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 29, 2011, 07:23:54 AM
got engaged yesterday.

i'm taking suggestions on how to tell the parents.

That's awesome. Congrats! =)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 29, 2011, 07:32:56 AM
What's going on?

Really not much. Compared to the "excitement" of previous years with accidents, deaths, and the "joy" of buying a house the recent months have been very quiet. Quiet is alright for now.

I work from home so I get up 30 minutes before I start work and watch Babylon 5 during my lunch breaks. Entertain the various people that come to Vegas and that's about it. Then do whatever strikes my fancy in the evening. See a Vegas show or drive to some hangout in Vegas.

A bit boring but nothing tragic like previous years so that's good.

Lawsuit is still chugging away. All I can say is the court date is next year.

Built a treadmill desk. That's pretty cool. I can walk slowly and surf the net at the same time.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on March 30, 2011, 02:23:58 AM
Built a treadmill desk. That's pretty cool. I can walk slowly and surf the net at the same time.

Have you tried launching a plane off of it yet?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on March 30, 2011, 05:45:01 AM
Built a treadmill desk. That's pretty cool. I can walk slowly and surf the net at the same time.

Have you tried launching a plane off of it yet?

Nah. I don't want it to crash into the wall... or would it?

Dun dun dun...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on April 01, 2011, 04:21:35 PM
got engaged yesterday.

i'm taking suggestions on how to tell the parents.
Congrats! *Huge Hugs* I'm so happy for you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Morb on April 06, 2011, 03:25:57 AM
got engaged yesterday.

i'm taking suggestions on how to tell the parents.

Gratz!

If you want to be really nonchalant about it, just update your facebook relationship status as married after the fact. Or maybe go traditional and make your man ask for your hand in marriage. :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Chucara on April 06, 2011, 09:41:15 AM
A very late congratulations, ACD! I suppose you have told them by now? If so, how did you do it?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on April 07, 2011, 04:33:43 AM
i got a speeding ticket the day before we got engaged, so i lumped the two together.
then monday i got into an accident (no one was hurt, my 16 year old car got the worst of it), so i saw my dad for the first time since mid january and told him about the plans we've sorta talked about.

morb - i was half expecting him to talk to my dad about it. since he didnt do it at christmas i was figuring he'd wait till he saw my parents at my graduation. apparently there's a family tradition of the men in his father's side to do the official ask thing.

bout ten minutes after i called my parents, everyone else found out on facebook. my parents know so little about my actual plans for life that i had to at least give them the courtesy of something vocal.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on April 07, 2011, 10:49:36 AM
Congrats ACD!

I did the traditional thing and asked my father in law for his permission.  I asked to speak to him outside and he looked a little spooked; I'm over a foot taller than him, hairy and he can barely understand a word I say because of my accent.  I'd been quite nervous about it but I'm glad I did it properly looking back.

Just as a matter of interest; how do most people see getting engaged nowadays, is it just another step in the commitment trail or do people generally get engaed with the full intention of setting a date for marriage?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on April 07, 2011, 06:02:15 PM
I'm over a foot taller than him, hairy

So this is like an inter-species marriage??
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on April 08, 2011, 02:09:00 AM
full intention of setting a date for marriage?

we've been talking about getting married and the "traditional" thing almost since the beginning. it's just strange now that we've set a date and everything.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on April 08, 2011, 02:49:36 AM
Pretty much BC, Im Scottish and my wife is English, worlds apart.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on April 08, 2011, 05:49:35 PM
Pretty much BC, Im Scottish and my wife is English, worlds apart.

Do you guys have to use a translator?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on April 08, 2011, 10:18:12 PM
No, she's pretty much gone native, ten years here have moulded her an d made her an outcast to her people.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Ban on April 26, 2011, 08:45:51 PM
Life update by Simon:

I am alive.
I did not move to brisbane.
I did however move to an apartment with my girlfriend. I am also studying again, although this has recently taken a bit of a self inflicted nose dive. I still needlessly sabotage my life, obsess over trivial details, and work myself into a state of crippling anxiety for no better reason than not wanting to "fail at life" like some lame Yossarian without the airplanes and whores.
Being a student still makes me poor, which still sucks.

And having read what I just wrote, I feel I should also mention that I am in fact far happier and way more in control of my faculties than I was some years ago. Improvement is good, but takes time.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on April 26, 2011, 09:03:58 PM
not wanting to "fail at life" like some lame Yossarian without the airplanes and whores.

This is right on the verge of signaturability...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on May 03, 2011, 05:21:03 AM
I just turned in my last paper of my undergraduate career.

With any luck there will never be another "Acd needs homework help" thread ever again.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on May 03, 2011, 05:50:34 AM
I just turned in my last paper of my undergraduate career.

With any luck there will never be another "Acd needs homework help" thread ever again.

Until grad school....
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on May 05, 2011, 01:03:59 AM
Rose was born at home after a two hour labour weighing a healthy 9 LBS. Proud daddy with a beautiful daughter.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on May 05, 2011, 01:51:03 AM
Rose was born at home after a two hour labour weighing a healthy 9 LBS. Proud daddy with a beautiful daughter.

Yeh!  Gratz!!!

Heh... in about 13 or 14 years, you will be in BIG trouble!

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on May 05, 2011, 10:48:30 PM
Heh... in about 13 or 14 years, you will be in BIG trouble!

dont threaten him, that's when i found the village.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Pipboy 2000 on May 06, 2011, 12:01:13 AM
Hello friendos
I'm still around, though I honestly forget to come check the boards very much, I do enjoy sweeping in to throw some account delete/bans around, the power has gone straight to my head.  >:D I HOLD SWAY OVER LITERALLY TENS OF PEOPLE! MWHAHAHAH.

*cough*

I'm still living in Oklahoma, though the last 6ish years in a different part of it. I've been going from job to job and taking classes when I can, though this fall I am going fulltime to finish my photography degree at a program here in state. After that, who knows, maybe the UK, that's where I'd like to be anyways.

Hmm what else what else... I'm an Uncle now, my newphew is about 7 months old, and he's pretty awesome.

That'll do for an update on the Pip!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sweetpea on May 19, 2011, 04:46:57 PM
just thought I'd pop in and give my yearly report on the life of Sweetpea:

It seems I'm emotionally stable to hold down a job in a hospital.  I had to bag up a dead guy the other day, I thought it would send me over the edge, it didn't and I'm thankful for that. 

I've got a flat and am almost finished decorating it.  Just the last hurdle of glossing and re-papering the bits where Mike scratched the hell out of.  My neighbours are ok, I've gotten to know a few people in the building.  it's not the best but it's definitely better than where I was when I posted last.  it has the advantage of being right on the River Kelvin Walkway, Clyde Canal and several large city parks not that far away.  for a crummy block of flats, it sure is in a nice part of the city :)

I've recently made 2 significant purchases: a new bike (holy shit I've missed cycling) and a new backpack which is so functional, I've still not figured out all the functions.  I'm planning on doing the West Highland Way soon and I'm excited as hell. 

things are on the up and I'm quite happy most days

hugs to you all
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on June 05, 2011, 09:53:22 AM
Just got back from the armpit of Texas (Hewitt) for a wedding, and then moved to the inner armpit of Texas (crawford) for a reception.

Baptist wedding, no alcohol. Needless to say, after four hours in the car, I drank a lot when I got home at 2:00 am.

SO: DRUNK POST!!!!!

I'm not adventurous as those who posted before me, but I'll simply say things have been pretty crazy the last year or so. Kinda vanished from the village, but since a lot of other people did too, no one seemed to notice. Quit my job a couple times, thinking I'm about to earn my Night Owl card. I know a lot more about programming than I did when I (re)joined the village a couple years ago, so I guess that makes  yet another coder as a resource to the board.

Friend of mine in the navy is about to go to work fighting somali pirates. That sounds so awesome, my life seems silly by comparison. Then again I remember I just have to dodge micro-managing CEOs, not bullets.

Speaking of which, thanks for being a badass and keeping us safe, Carib.

Also: Jameson and Dr. Pepper is henceforth known as Dr. Jameson, and he has the cure for most forms of fatigue and depression. If you're Irish. Or German. Or French. Or all three.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Silver Dragon on June 05, 2011, 12:52:21 PM

Also: Jameson and Dr. Pepper is henceforth known as Dr. Jameson, and he has the cure for most forms of fatigue and depression. If you're Irish. Or German. Or French. Or all three.
Well I'll be damned! I thought I was the only Bastard crazy enough to drink Jameson and Dr Pepper!  Nice!  Dr Pepper and Captain Morgan's is also fun!  But Jameson 12 Year, and a little of the Doctor...mmmm mmmm, very tasty indeed!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 05, 2011, 10:34:08 PM
Dr Pepper and Captain Morgan's is also fun!

Sailor Jerry is a better mixer, IMO. It's also 92 proof compared to Captain's 70 proof.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on June 06, 2011, 12:56:46 AM
Dr. Pepper

do you use 100 proof soco with diet cherry coke or the actual dr pepper?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on June 06, 2011, 08:20:34 AM
Dr. Pepper

do you use 100 proof soco with diet cherry coke or the actual dr pepper?

I actually think I'm gonna throw up.  Or get a headache.  Or both...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on June 06, 2011, 03:23:16 PM
Dr. Pepper

do you use 100 proof soco with diet cherry coke or the actual dr pepper?

I actually think I'm gonna throw up.  Or get a headache.  Or both...

QUOTAMID!

ACD: Diet Dr. Pepper was what I had actually. I know, seems pointless considering that the rest of the alcohol is pure sugar, but I switched to diet sodas about three years ago and that's all I ever have in the house. This concoction was actually born from that convenience.

BC: Then you're doing it right.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 07, 2011, 04:44:54 AM
Dr. Pepper

do you use 100 proof soco with diet cherry coke or the actual dr pepper?

I actually think I'm gonna throw up.  Or get a headache.  Or both...

QUOTAMID!

ACD: Diet Dr. Pepper was what I had actually. I know, seems pointless considering that the rest of the alcohol is pure sugar, but I switched to diet sodas about three years ago and that's all I ever have in the house. This concoction was actually born from that convenience.

BC: Then you're doing it right.

Soco? Soco!? SOCO!!!!!???????

I agree with BC.

(Goes off to have a couple fingers of Eagle Rare and forget that someone brought up SoCo in a discussion about alcohol.)

ETA:  And serendipitous unintentional smiley insert (i.e. 3 '?' in a row turns into a confused smiley). Woohoo!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on June 07, 2011, 05:44:08 PM
Dr. Pepper

do you use 100 proof soco with diet cherry coke or the actual dr pepper?

I actually think I'm gonna throw up.  Or get a headache.  Or both...

QUOTAMID!

The term Quotamid in general terms, means the quoting of internet forum posts within a quote without adding any content.



There.  I did it again.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on June 07, 2011, 06:43:28 PM
*defends comments with a sip of soco and diet cherry coke* it's like dr pepper, but liquored
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on July 01, 2011, 08:06:39 AM
I forgot what I wrote last time so it may be a repeat.

Working a great job where i get to get up at 8:30 in the morning and start at 9:00 doing tech support and writing articles. Get to stay home with the dogs and as long as I do my work, I can take a longer lunch and just have a nice degree of freedom.

Lawsuit for the accident is set for next year. It'll be nice to be able to put it behind us.

That's about it. More of the same and trying some new places around Vegas. We've been trying to do some more exploring. Found a great sandwich shop last week.

So yeah, that's the news... found a sandwich shop.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on July 01, 2011, 08:11:28 AM
Rose was born at home after a two hour labour weighing a healthy 9 LBS. Proud daddy with a beautiful daughter.

Congratulations! That's awesome! =D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Doombot on July 01, 2011, 08:12:16 AM
Oh, I also got an iPad 2 and it's pretty nice. Wonders when Chucara will write an Unwashed Villagers App.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: JC on July 04, 2011, 05:30:46 AM
I got a Master's Degree in Philosophy, which pretty much makes me better than everything except jujubes.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on July 21, 2011, 12:00:41 PM
I went back and finished my math degree!  I am so fucking happy about it, hahah.  Now I have a degree in english and a degree in math!  I went and took the praxis 2 in math content knowledge, and I fucking got one wrong, so that's not that cool.  On the bright side, I still got the praxis award for being a smart-ass or whatever.  SOON I WILL TEACH THE NATION'S CHILDREN
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on July 22, 2011, 01:46:44 AM
I went back and finished my math degree!  I am so fucking happy about it, hahah.  Now I have a degree in english and a degree in math!  I went and took the praxis 2 in math content knowledge, and I fucking got one wrong, so that's not that cool.  On the bright side, I still got the praxis award for being a smart-ass or whatever.  SOON I WILL TEACH THE NATION'S CHILDREN


I can't quite decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

You know, like solving all the world's problems by using the Death Star.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on July 22, 2011, 03:34:37 AM
I went back and finished my math degree!  I am so fucking happy about it, hahah.  Now I have a degree in english and a degree in math!  I went and took the praxis 2 in math content knowledge, and I fucking got one wrong, so that's not that cool.  On the bright side, I still got the praxis award for being a smart-ass or whatever.  SOON I WILL TEACH THE NATION'S CHILDREN


I can't quite decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

You know, like solving all the world's problems by using the Death Star.

I was thinking along similar lines.

But we all know Thanatos is a real softie at heart. He'll be a great teacher despite his best efforts to the contrary.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Vincent Hargrave on July 23, 2011, 07:37:09 AM
Thanatos - I, the new guy, reply that I, the new guy, am engaged to a soon-to-be teacher...she's doing sciencey stuff. She just graduated with her Masters and this will be her first year as a full-blown teacher :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Night Owl on July 25, 2011, 04:59:48 AM
Found a great sandwich shop last week.

So yeah, that's the news... found a sandwich shop.

A good sandwich shop can make a HUGE difference in your life.

12 years since I met my bride and moved up here with her... twelve years in, I am still searching for a suitable Italian Combo that equals the one I could get in my old town.

My life is prettymuch perfect, except for that Italian combo...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on August 20, 2011, 10:25:49 PM
My house is finally sold (after 15 months of being on the market...and me not living there.)

Granted, it sold for $30,000 less than what I mortgaged it for 9 years ago, and I bought out my ex-wife for 20% of it's appreciation back in the day when it was worth more, so it was a very expensive house in the end, but at least I'm free of the damn thing!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dourak on September 02, 2011, 10:45:51 PM
Mh, what's going on in my life.

Sound like a psychologist question.
Well, in a way, everything's fine. Still painting (no as often as I want), learning science stuff, and if we don't really look close, I steal in good shape. And, after all, life continue to be a great thing to live. So ...

But in another way, as everybody noticed (because of my incredibly-well-wrote english), I'm french, so I live in a kind of troubled country. OK, it will certainly be badly interpreted, because we aren't a poor country, we still have government, etc ... but things are going more wild every days.
Anyway, exepts those little things, and if we exept the fact that I really have to finish my play, and accept to expose myself in somes little galery, my life just look like as she always have : unfinished and shaky. And that's fine to me.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 02, 2011, 10:49:23 PM
I love your accent.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on September 03, 2011, 01:05:41 AM
I love your accent.


LMAO!

No but serously, Durak, Welcome. Bonjour and such. Ok, all the French I know, sorry :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on September 03, 2011, 02:00:09 AM
I've just confirmed that I'm marrying a geek.  She uses the word "syntax" in conversation.
It is awesome.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 03, 2011, 04:09:15 AM
But in another way, as everybody noticed (because of my incredibly-well-wrote english), I'm french, so I live in a kind of troubled country.

At least you don't live in Greece.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dourak on September 03, 2011, 04:20:47 AM
But in another way, as everybody noticed (because of my incredibly-well-wrote english), I'm french, so I live in a kind of troubled country.

At least you don't live in Greece.

Well, the same thing will come soon in France, so ... just a matter of time.
I was also refering to the raising of nationalism. And also the little nervous guy, who's is convinced he is the president. And he is. *sob*


I love your accent.


LMAO!

No but serously, Durak, Welcome. Bonjour and such. Ok, all the French I know, sorry :(

Bonjour à toi aussi. :)
Don't worry, I suppose french isn't a really usefull language anyway. Except if you like terrible songs or very bad series.
But, just, what means LMAO ? Lemmings Mothers Across Ocean ?

I love your accent.


gentleman mode/on "Merci beaucoup monsieur ..."
/off

Some red wine, maybe ? ^^
Reminds me a SMBC. http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2343#comic
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: inso on September 03, 2011, 09:53:04 PM
my plans to try deep fried cola syrup (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/148801--cne-to-sell-deep-fried-coke-this-year) may have once again been foiled by nature.

in the last year or so, i've bought a bass, went to Philly (going again in a few weeks), did some animation work for Public Health (free and payed), did an open mic set, met the exeuctive producer of Gears of War, and saw CJ Ramone do an hour and a half Ramones set (closest i'll ever get to seeing the Ramones).

oh, and i made a Flash cartoon (http://www.youtube.com/user/iamevilchris). made my love-hate relationship with Flash a bit more bearable.
(channel is a bit messy since i didn't organize it)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 05, 2011, 07:40:09 PM
But, just, what means LMAO ? Lemmings Mothers Across Ocean ?

Old internet abbreviation for "Laughing My Ass Off".
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on September 07, 2011, 03:32:17 PM

But in another way, as everybody noticed (because of my incredibly-well-wrote english), I'm french, so I live in a kind of troubled country.

Alright, I'm no longer the only Frenchie on the board! I'm actually American, but my grandfather emigrated from France.

I'm sorry to hear about everything going on in Europe in general, especially with all of the insane wiretapping and the clamping down on freedom of press that's happening there. : (

This too, shall pass. We hope. My cousin actually went to Paris to learn to be a pastry chef, and then just decided to stay, so she tells us every now and again what's going on over there.

In my life? I'm currently working yet another job (neet to get with Night Owl about one of those cards), but I'm fairly sure I'm going to stick to this one. I'm doing linux administration, along with developing a lot of web applications. But I'm in the cattle industry, so I'm surrounded by cowboys, which is actually kinda cool because that's how I grew up.

The company is pretty small (as far as staff, it's like 20 people full-time but it's a multi-million dollar operation with over a thousand sales reps, typical for these types of companies), so they let me pick my own title. I told them Code Wrangler.

We'll see if that shows up on my business card.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 08, 2011, 03:19:08 PM
Let's see, there's lots of stuff for an update.

My mom got diagnosed with a rare liver cancer a couple of years ago. She got a heavy dose of chemo for a while, the tumor shrank quite a bit but not enough where they could remove it surgically. Her body started to reject the chemo so they gave her a break from it. It's been over a year and she still isn't back on it. The tumor has just started to show some signs of life again but not to the point where they feel like she has to resume chemo. She's doing fine, is still very active, and has a positive attitude about the whole ordeal. That's where things are atm.

For myself, I've taken on the task of trying to lose enough weight that my sleep apnea goes away on its own. I tried surgery a couple of years ago and everything was great for about 2 months and then it basically all went back to where it was except I required roughly half the air pressure that I used to. So it became obvious that I had to tackle this thing on my own somehow. I've lost about 30 pounds, weigh less now than I did 10 years ago when all of this started, and I'm walking every day for at least 25 mins or so.

Oh and after 20+ years of having it long, I've cut my hair short as of a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on September 08, 2011, 04:05:00 PM

Oh and after 20+ years of having it long, I've cut my hair short as of a few weeks ago.

I can't believe you survived Hotlanta for 20+ years with long hair.

Grats on the weight loss, man!

I've lost about 40 pounds in the last 2 years, and I'm still fighting to lose another 30 or so.

My dad had to recently start wearing a CPAP, so we've been trying to convince him to lose weight. He only start snoring really bad when he got over a certain weight line, and then the apnea happened once he hit another line, but he has refused to see the correlation.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 08, 2011, 05:12:28 PM

Oh and after 20+ years of having it long, I've cut my hair short as of a few weeks ago.

I can't believe you survived Hotlanta for 20+ years with long hair.

Grats on the weight loss, man!

I've lost about 40 pounds in the last 2 years, and I'm still fighting to lose another 30 or so.

My dad had to recently start wearing a CPAP, so we've been trying to convince him to lose weight. He only start snoring really bad when he got over a certain weight line, and then the apnea happened once he hit another line, but he has refused to see the correlation.

Grats on your weight loss as well. It sure feels better not to lug around all that extra fat eh?

As far as your dad goes, if I can be of any help as far as info regarding apnea, cpaps, surgical procedures, etc then let me know. I hope you're able to encourage him to lose the weight. 
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on September 08, 2011, 05:37:31 PM

Grats on your weight loss as well. It sure feels better not to lug around all that extra fat eh?

As far as your dad goes, if I can be of any help as far as info regarding apnea, cpaps, surgical procedures, etc then let me know. I hope you're able to encourage him to lose the weight.

This is the least I've weighed since college. I'm trying to get back to what I weighed right before my freshman year of college, which was 190 (so the goal is more or less getting back under 200). The problem is that back then I never worked out and had insanely high body fat %, so I was a skinny fat kid. After four years of working 60 hour weeks and practicing piano/bass for 5 hours a day, I was just a regular fat kid (around 280).

Right now, I can lift more than I ever have (and for the first time in my life can do pullups... as in more than one!), so I'm not sure if I can get back down under 200 without starving myself or running a lot. But yeah, I'm amazed at the little things, like being able to kneel to do some housework for a long period of time without being in extreme pain.

With my dad, he tried a bunch of fad diets like HcG and that weird drinking a ton of cranberry juice diet, but we're trying to just get him to cut his carbs. He tends to stress-eat things like crackers and candy, so he's just putting on a lot of abdominal weight. My dad was one of those guys who was always skinny and tall and now he just has this huge gut, so he looks like a potato with toothpicks sticking out of it. Or Hank Hill.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Morb on September 08, 2011, 09:00:19 PM
So, I finally bought New Vegas! It took it's sweet time, and now I'm almost nervous to play the game. After some furious replaying of FO3, I think the main story rocks, but the game could have used a helluva lot more attention to detail. For instance, Shrapnel doesn't even seem to notice that his partner has been sold to slavers or that he is even gone... and I would have thought that a nuclear explosion in the neighborhood would have initiated a bit more conversation among the wastelanders... :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 08, 2011, 09:02:10 PM

Grats on your weight loss as well. It sure feels better not to lug around all that extra fat eh?

As far as your dad goes, if I can be of any help as far as info regarding apnea, cpaps, surgical procedures, etc then let me know. I hope you're able to encourage him to lose the weight.

This is the least I've weighed since college. I'm trying to get back to what I weighed right before my freshman year of college, which was 190 (so the goal is more or less getting back under 200). The problem is that back then I never worked out and had insanely high body fat %, so I was a skinny fat kid. After four years of working 60 hour weeks and practicing piano/bass for 5 hours a day, I was just a regular fat kid (around 280).

Right now, I can lift more than I ever have (and for the first time in my life can do pullups... as in more than one!), so I'm not sure if I can get back down under 200 without starving myself or running a lot. But yeah, I'm amazed at the little things, like being able to kneel to do some housework for a long period of time without being in extreme pain.

With my dad, he tried a bunch of fad diets like HcG and that weird drinking a ton of cranberry juice diet, but we're trying to just get him to cut his carbs. He tends to stress-eat things like crackers and candy, so he's just putting on a lot of abdominal weight. My dad was one of those guys who was always skinny and tall and now he just has this huge gut, so he looks like a potato with toothpicks sticking out of it. Or Hank Hill.

Yeah I'd be happy with anything 200 or below myself. Getting down to my high school weight of 180 would be beyond awesome. I hit 170 in high school once but it was really a bit too low as my body struggled more than a little with it. Dizzy spells and such. The last time I saw 200 was 15 years ago. I looked and felt pretty good at the time so I think I could be happy with that.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on September 09, 2011, 05:05:53 AM
Start lifting weights as well. Muscle burns fat.

I was 6' 1.5" and almost 230 pounds by the spring of 2004. I started running, changed my eating habits, and later added weight training. By spring 2006 I was down to 190 lbs. with probably an additional 10 lbs. of muscle beyond what I had two years ago. So I lost 50 lbs in two years. I did it healthily and have kept the weight off. I'm still at the same weight by maintaining the same regimen. (Muscle memory kicked in so I'm not gaining muscle anymore. In order to put on more muscle I'd really have to up my weight training regimen to a higher point than I have desire, time, or need for.)

So I've been keeping it off for 5 years now. I've been as much as 5 lbs lighter and as much as 5 lbs heavier, but I've been pretty much holding at 190. A very healthy weight for my height and body type.

Diets don't work. All they will do is allow you to lose weight quickly, but you will soon hit a plateau where you stop. And once you go off the diet, you'll gain all the weight back because you actually need to train your body to both intake and burn calories differently from how it currently does it. Your body will not change without applying stress. (Preferably healthy stress.) And it takes 90 days or so for all your body's cells to die and be replaced, so it can take 3 months for you to see any dramatic difference in your body type.

But congrats to both of you for the weight loss. It's a slow process, but the payoff is worth it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on September 09, 2011, 02:19:33 PM
Start lifting weights as well. Muscle burns fat.

I was 6' 1.5" and almost 230 pounds by the spring of 2004. I started running, changed my eating habits, and later added weight training. By spring 2006 I was down to 190 lbs. with probably an additional 10 lbs. of muscle beyond what I had two years ago. So I lost 50 lbs in two years. I did it healthily and have kept the weight off. I'm still at the same weight by maintaining the same regimen. (Muscle memory kicked in so I'm not gaining muscle anymore. In order to put on more muscle I'd really have to up my weight training regimen to a higher point than I have desire, time, or need for.)

So I've been keeping it off for 5 years now. I've been as much as 5 lbs lighter and as much as 5 lbs heavier, but I've been pretty much holding at 190. A very healthy weight for my height and body type.

Diets don't work. All they will do is allow you to lose weight quickly, but you will soon hit a plateau where you stop. And once you go off the diet, you'll gain all the weight back because you actually need to train your body to both intake and burn calories differently from how it currently does it. Your body will not change without applying stress. (Preferably healthy stress.) And it takes 90 days or so for all your body's cells to die and be replaced, so it can take 3 months for you to see any dramatic difference in your body type.

But congrats to both of you for the weight loss. It's a slow process, but the payoff is worth it.

Hehe. My friend, who is a dietician, said "Diets are great. If by diet, you mean what you're going to eat every day for the rest of your life."

Also, I like that you put 6' 1.5''.

I'm going to start saying I'm 5' 10.5''

On a related note, this isn't my update, but I thought I should out him to the village. Brugdor got a d3 beta invite. Let's all shun him together.

/shun
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Brugdor on September 09, 2011, 02:37:24 PM

On a related note, this isn't my update, but I thought I should out him to the village. Brugdor got a d3 beta invite. Let's all shun him together.

/shun

I could just *Dwarf strut* and leave it at that but I feel the need to point out a couple of things. First, there's no NDA so what I'm about to tell you isn't super secret. Second, I'm one of many who are currently experiencing a bug that crashes the game as soon as you get to the character creation screen. So we get a brief glimpse of the Barbarian on that screen and then crash. It's rather cruel really.  :(

Despite this, I did manage to play for about 2 hours last night after spamming text into the character name field long enough to have the Create button light up. This morning it's back to being crash-tastic though. So I'm eagerly awaiting a patch.

The game is very similar to I and II. It appears there will be crafting of some sort as you are able to both sell and break down items you find no matter where you are. I've played the Barbarian for a bit and the Demon Hunter for a longer stretch. I enjoyed the DH more just for being ranged.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 09, 2011, 05:44:05 PM
Start lifting weights as well. Muscle burns fat.

I was 6' 1.5" and almost 230 pounds by the spring of 2004. I started running, changed my eating habits, and later added weight training. By spring 2006 I was down to 190 lbs. with probably an additional 10 lbs. of muscle beyond what I had two years ago. So I lost 50 lbs in two years. I did it healthily and have kept the weight off. I'm still at the same weight by maintaining the same regimen. (Muscle memory kicked in so I'm not gaining muscle anymore. In order to put on more muscle I'd really have to up my weight training regimen to a higher point than I have desire, time, or need for.)

So I've been keeping it off for 5 years now. I've been as much as 5 lbs lighter and as much as 5 lbs heavier, but I've been pretty much holding at 190. A very healthy weight for my height and body type.

Diets don't work. All they will do is allow you to lose weight quickly, but you will soon hit a plateau where you stop. And once you go off the diet, you'll gain all the weight back because you actually need to train your body to both intake and burn calories differently from how it currently does it. Your body will not change without applying stress. (Preferably healthy stress.) And it takes 90 days or so for all your body's cells to die and be replaced, so it can take 3 months for you to see any dramatic difference in your body type.

But congrats to both of you for the weight loss. It's a slow process, but the payoff is worth it.

That's awesome, nice work.

It turns out we are very similar in build (although I am at the 'top end' now), plus I'm 6' 2.25" although there is a suspicion that I may now be 6' 1.75" (Old Fart Shrinkage).  I'm happy to see you were able to lose 50 pounds; that would be my ultimate goal but I would settle for 30.  I also completely agree with your regimen: take it off slowly and soundly, and keep it off by doing the same thing.

Congrats.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on September 17, 2011, 11:31:06 AM
And the bungee snaps back.

I've just moved to California (Bay Area) for grad school. In the past 2 years I finished my undergrad in the Toronto area, and interned in Alberta and France. Life is busy and frightening.

Thought I'd check in for my 10-year anniversary as a UV'er (Yikes!). I joined when I was 12.

- A.S.S.R./Deathclaw/Mike

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on September 23, 2011, 02:27:24 AM
since three of my roommates have jobs and school i apparently have unrealistic expectations that the dishes get done and the trash taken out.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hatchetman on September 26, 2011, 11:08:56 PM
I'm getting flashbacks of the Village's great explosion from my seven year old Warcraft guild!

Cease your crazy expectations of not living in a fort made of dirty dishes and garbage!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sandru on September 30, 2011, 01:16:38 AM
Working at a bookstore, still doing martial arts.

Just passing the time and enjoying life with my family and my nephew (who's 5 now, where does the time go?)

I should put a jab at Tink's age here, but I haven't seen her in a while =\
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Chucara on October 16, 2011, 11:45:43 PM
Well. My girlfriend through 6 years got pregant, but it didn't stick unfortunately. No biggie though. It's fun to try again.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on October 17, 2011, 05:36:50 AM
^^^lol at engrish


And yes. Yes it fun to try again. Assuming you want her to be pregnant.....
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hatchetman on October 18, 2011, 10:12:34 PM
Banned from Battle.net Warcraft forums again!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on October 26, 2011, 10:32:22 PM
Working at a bookstore, still doing martial arts.

Just passing the time and enjoying life with my family and my nephew (who's 5 now, where does the time go?)

I should put a jab at Tink's age here, but I haven't seen her in a while =\

What about my age?? Yeah, you're right, I'm getting up there.  ::) I can't wait til you settle down and have kids, then I can make fun of you. ;D

Wow Hatchie, still getting kicked off boards. rofl! It's good to see your still about.

Lots of major changes going on in my life. Some good, some  not. At least I'm headed in a more postive direction. My Dad has Alzenheimers and it's getting hard for my brother and his wife to handle helping them out with things around the house, so my son Mathew and I are moving to Arkansas probably in December . Brendon and Eva refuse to leave N.Y., so they are getting an apartment together. There's a lot more to the story, but I'm keeping it simple.
The village has always been my rock.:)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on November 20, 2011, 11:41:08 AM
I got an iphone!  That's a thing, right?  To celebrate, I'm going to post pictures of myself and my dog.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on November 20, 2011, 11:44:28 AM
Two things; one, apparently my new iphone's ability to auto-rotate pics doesn't work when you email them.  NOTED.  two, sorry I'm not smiling; I got self-conscious and had to resort to a douchebag smirk.  It wasn't supposed to be this way.  THIS WASN'T IN OUR DEAL.

NOW MY DOG
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on November 20, 2011, 11:58:10 AM
She woke up after I took the picture and stared at me soulfully, so I had to give her pup-peroni.  She shook my hand for it like a classy lady.  Then she tried to lay down, bark, and roll over simultaneously, because she got too excited to remember to do tricks separately and she really wanted the fake bacon. 

Bear in mind, she's old.  She's fucking eleven.  This is a, what, 84 year old lady, who still freaks the fuck out over some fake bacon.  Of course, I was taking a nap today, and she got worried about me, so she made sure I was okay by CLAWING ME ACROSS THE FUCKING FACE TO MAKE SURE I WOULD WAKE UP.  So it's not all roses and orgies.  She's still a pretty good dog though.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: karategoldfish on November 20, 2011, 05:41:19 PM
heyooooo!

i havent been around a lot, actually, this is the first time i've logged in since like last christmas eek! then i met up with lara and thanatos on the facebooks and was reminded of this place. so: im checking in and pleased to see that folks are still alive and well. yayz!

i finished my masters! so, since my married last-name is baker, you may call me "master baker." hahaha!

went to europe this summer, studied abroad in germany, visited france, switzerland, italy, spain. it was the awesomest trip/vacation/study abroad experience EVAR. husband tagged along and had trouble finding cigarettes in paris. i gained 10 lbs from german beer. it was great.

recently got a new job so i can now become a grown up.  hopefully this will occur soon, since i'm now seriously indebted with student loans and am ready to earn some actual monies.

xoxoxo
Title: It Has Been too Long
Post by: Carib on November 21, 2011, 07:58:12 PM
It has been way to long my friends. Well most of you know I returned from my latest deployment from Afghanistan, and safe to say I got luck, not a scratch. We lost no one, though I know a few brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate Price.

I returned home to my wife and son and so far things are looking up.

My best regards to Doom and the whole crew. I remember the letters and emails you all have sent me.

The Unwashed is my family and I will send pictures soon.

---
Rama


PS: In a few months I am heading off to a new duty station.
Title: Re: It Has Been too Long
Post by: BlueCross on November 21, 2011, 10:02:01 PM
In a few months I am heading off to a new duty station.

Hope it's Guam or Hawaii!

And I'm looking forward to the pics.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on November 22, 2011, 02:53:44 AM
Welcome back, Carib. Looking forward to the pics.

And welcome as well, KGFish. Congrats on the Europe thing. Sucks on the loans. Liz is $200,000 in debt from law school, and in this economy, law isn't paying much more than it did 20 years ago.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on November 22, 2011, 05:17:58 PM
Photo Shop from the Stan


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/MarchandRama.jpg)
-Me and my buddy Merchasen (Mortarman)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/M14.jpg)
-Overwatching!


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/Shekahbad-04WalkingbacktotheTrucks-1.jpg)
-Call of Duty Moment


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/GEDC0401.jpg)
Me and my son.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 22, 2011, 08:27:24 PM
Awesome pics, all of them!

And your wife must be incredibly good looking for you have such a great looking kid.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: lara on November 25, 2011, 09:37:06 PM
heyooooo!

i havent been around a lot, actually, this is the first time i've logged in since like last christmas eek! then i met up with lara and thanatos on the facebooks and was reminded of this place. so: im checking in and pleased to see that folks are still alive and well. yayz!

i finished my masters! so, since my married last-name is baker, you may call me "master baker." hahaha!

went to europe this summer, studied abroad in germany, visited france, switzerland, italy, spain. it was the awesomest trip/vacation/study abroad experience EVAR. husband tagged along and had trouble finding cigarettes in paris. i gained 10 lbs from german beer. it was great.

recently got a new job so i can now become a grown up.  hopefully this will occur soon, since i'm now seriously indebted with student loans and am ready to earn some actual monies.

xoxoxo

I read your Europe blog, was great! Can't believe you rejected London! Treachery :)
If I ever get around to doing something with my facebook, I will post some stuff, but every time I load i get caught up in reading other people's business hehe
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on December 01, 2011, 08:16:34 AM
Carib!  Good to see you!
You still look so young!  You're gonna be one of those lucky bastards that still looks 30 when he's got grandkids, aren't you? :P

That's a fantastic set of pictures though.  Regular soldier on duty...and then relaxing with your son, it's, well, kind of poetic.  Shows your soul a bit, if you know what I mean?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on December 02, 2011, 11:37:01 PM
i got hit on by a 67 year old today, twice. i never really equated work to visiting the vestibule, but it does have its similarities.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 03, 2011, 03:12:35 AM
So that was a positive thing, right?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on December 04, 2011, 01:00:51 AM
since i work at a veteran's nursing home it can go either way. this particular guy prefers to shower 'once a year whether he needs it or not.'
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 04, 2011, 01:09:40 AM
I like him better already.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: MachineGunCynic on December 07, 2011, 08:08:30 PM
Joined this site. Then remembered to log in. Then remembered to post. New here, hey all. Life is good but strange...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on December 08, 2011, 08:22:55 AM
Welcome aboard, MGC!
It just occurred to me that the comma is a very important in that fragment masquerading as a sentence.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 08, 2011, 05:39:45 PM
Joined this site. Then remembered to log in. Then remembered to post.

Sounds like a perfect fit.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: MachineGunCynic on December 08, 2011, 08:23:13 PM
Thanks for the welcome, yeah I kinda forgot about commas...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 09, 2011, 12:27:27 AM
Welcome aboard, MGC!
It just occurred to me that the comma is a very important in that fragment masquerading as a sentence.

Comma Nazi!

(http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/11/6/128704942545331011.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on December 09, 2011, 08:18:58 AM
Surely I'd be a commanist, the mortal enemy of CAPITALists.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on December 09, 2011, 01:20:41 PM
Stop it before I have a caesura || welcome to the board.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on December 09, 2011, 11:59:28 PM
Thanks for the welcome, yeah I kinda forgot about commas...

For the record, I was talking about my own sentence fragment "welcome aboard, mgc"
Without the comma it would be similar to saying "you are aboard the good ship mgc, welcome!" which rather derails the welcome I was trying to give.

Watching the ways that teenagers express themselves on facebook has made me hypersensitive to the peculiarities of text-based communication.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dourak on December 10, 2011, 06:14:38 AM
Trying to "absorb" (wanted to thanks "How NOT to live your life" for it's wonderful vocabulary choices.) the working process of nuclear physics and stuff-with-atoms-and-things with my 13-years-old-maths-level, and yek, it's fucking hard.

Wondering a bit why my life seems so "day-to-day routine", even if I do dozen of things every day.
Oh, wait, I just get it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: MachineGunCynic on December 11, 2011, 03:53:00 PM
I started a Slender man blog... :D First one too, and it isn't gonna be like H(A)unting...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 12, 2011, 06:46:06 PM
Derailing is what the Village is all about.

Therefore, you pass.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on December 26, 2011, 12:56:44 AM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/vault013/Scan0001.jpg)

This is from the Welcome Home Regimental Ball. The Mrs and Me dressed for success.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 26, 2011, 03:24:03 AM
Nice pic!

I hope everything is going well with your return to "normal" civilization.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Petrarch on December 27, 2011, 02:29:41 PM
I last posted here over a year ago for what was intended to be the final time. For anyone that still remembers who I am, I finally found what I was always looking for in life. Not going to go into details as it's very early days, but I really like her and its going well so far. Which has made for one of my better christmas holidays in the last decade. I suspect however it may be a strange thing for folks to actually see me happy for once.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on December 28, 2011, 02:50:10 AM
Rama, I am so glad that you are home with your family.  ;D
Petrarch, what the hell took you so long? lol! Very happy for you too.
BC,.........n/m. lol! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on December 28, 2011, 03:33:30 AM
REALLY glad things are working out for you, Petrarch.  Hope they continue on course.

All we need now is for Turjan to drop back in and things might just look normal!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on December 28, 2011, 01:09:31 PM
Congratulations Petrarch, glad to hear that things are going well for you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 30, 2011, 03:33:38 AM
Congrats, Petrarch!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 30, 2011, 04:12:46 AM
December 7th, I signed up for the Voluntary Reduction In Force at my company. On the 16th, I got confirmation I was accepted. The 22nd was my last day of work, tomorrow will be my last day of pay. (The company has been on shutdown/paid holiday since the 22nd. The layoff officially starts next week.)

I will receive a week of severance pay for each year I've been there (rounded down). Having been there since June 1998, this means I get 13 weeks pay. I also have a bit over 7 weeks of unused PTO coming as well.

The main reason I volunteered was that Liz may have to leave Chicago to get a job once she passes the bar exam, so I might have had to quit my job anyway.

Also, being a Windows programmer at an organization that deals mostly with embedded programming, I'm a bit of a square peg in a round hole there. It's not so much that my work isn't appreciated by those who use it or by my managers and tech leads (many were not happy to see me leave), but that my work ultimately means very little to the company as a whole. That's not meant to be an indictment of them in any way, it's just the way it is. Case in point, it happened more than once over the years I would be asked by other software engineers in a joking-and-not-meant-to-be-offensive-and-not-taken-as-offensive-but-still-endemic-of-the-overall-culture-sort-of-way when I would get around to doing some "real" programming.

This is also a company where productivity tools are valued low enough that apparently one of our in-house developed tools (which I didn't work on myself) had its codebase released to a customer under a contract without any sort of clause pertaining to that codebase being included in said contract and now apparently a version of that codebase is being sold by someone else. Granted, its an outdated version, but since my company doesn't do tools development, apparently we don't care enough about our tools intellectual property to actually protect it.

Not to mention that my manager (who I actually never worked directly for until the last six months or so, being lent out to various tech leads under specific program accounts, in spite of her being my manager for about 3 or 4 years now) has had her funding for the tools group cut to nothing for next year, thereby meaning that once again I have to charge to a specific program. Not that it's anything new, but it's another example of the corporate culture towards Windows tools development.

So since I might have had to quit my company next year anyway; I have very little debt after finally getting rid of my house (and that was the car loan I took out to cover my closing costs, which itself will soon be paid off leaving me debt free); I have no children; my girlfriend has good prospects; the software industry has been pretty good even through this weak economy; I have extensive Windows and database programming backgrounds (though, I lack Web development experience) and am well versed in multiple programming languages; and though I don't have a lot of smart-phone embedded app type experience--a significant portion of the software market these days--I learn quickly and my experience programming Windows GUIs will translate well to that; I'm pretty much at the ideal point of my life to change jobs.

So I took the plunge.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Solwyn on December 30, 2011, 10:46:48 PM
I have extensive Windows and database programming backgrounds (though, I lack Web development experience) and am well versed in multiple programming languages; and though I don't have a lot of smart-phone embedded app type experience--a significant portion of the software market these days--I learn quickly and my experience programming Windows GUIs will translate well to that; I'm pretty much at the ideal point of my life to change jobs.

So I took the plunge.

You gotta be loving how Win 8 is basically made up of web apps now. I was psyched about that but I knew a whole industry of guys was gonna see that as a slap in the face.

On the plus side, it should be standards based, so it'll be a skill that carries over lot more industries once you get it!

Good luck, if you and your girlfriend ever end up in DFW, let me know, I have lots of friends who work in Windows shops (usually .Net).
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on January 12, 2012, 07:26:40 AM
I turned 21 yesterday, and my heart cried a bit.

No more acting like a teenager. Not even a possibility of feeling like one.

It's strange to think of taking my first real step into my 20's.

:shutters:

 That just yesterday I could say I had "Just broken the barrier" but now i'm carving the path before me already.
That just a handful of years ago, being in your 20s meant (to me) when you could go into bars and drink away the stress of your piling debt, the screaming baby, and the nagging wife
That these 10 years are the most important of your life, and what you do in them will determine how you live your last 60 or so. Whether you become a runaway success story or someones fuck-up family member theyd rather forget.

It's a scary thought.

/emo
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on January 20, 2012, 12:23:39 AM
I'm taking Karate lessons: American Kenpo.

I like it. 

A lot.

Great exercise, helps me focus, and drains the poisons (physical and mental) out of my system.

Ya!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on January 20, 2012, 01:36:12 PM
We got a kinnect.... kinnect is fun but it really hurts when you're a lazy man
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dourak on February 01, 2012, 12:36:41 AM
We got a kinnect.... kinnect is fun but it really hurts when you're a lazy man


.... And that's why I'll never by one of those !

Nothing more to say, still learning maths and physics.
It's a long long way to go to ... well, I don't know, knowing stuffs ?
'kidding, it's for being the first man who created a talking banana.
...
Said it already, definitively ate to many cheese today.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on March 04, 2012, 03:23:03 PM
   I've made some major changes in my life, starting back in late November. My husband and I seperated for good finally. It was a long time coming and very necessary. It got to the point where it was effecting me both emotionally and physically, so I got rid of the problem. It's just me and the kids and we're ALL a lot happier. For the past several months I've done a lot of soul searching, and getting back in touch with me, not who my husband wanted me to be. Went on a couple dates, both were nothing to write home about, so I've been going solo since early January...and I'm fine with that. Not willing to jump into anything. We all know my ability to find trouble and thats what I would like to avoid :) I've been friends with a really great guy for over a year now, but the past month or so, we talk several times a day on the phone, and I only see him once in awhile, but never on a date. For now, I'm taking it one step at a time....baby steps. I've learned from past mistakes, to look before I leap...and there's always a line that should not be crossed. Hell, I didn't cross the line, I used to play chicken wth Mack trucks. Older and wiser...I've stopped playing in the road. Kind of enjoying being me again, it's been about 20 yrs. since I knew who that even was, and it took me awhile to remember that. NO BC it's not alzenheimer's. <(beat ya to the punch). Just touching base and letting you guys know whats been going on in my life.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on March 04, 2012, 11:00:10 PM
REALLY hope things continue to slot together for you.

One thing to think about - sometimes not knowing where you'll land is half the fun of jumping ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on March 22, 2012, 06:37:54 AM
I guess one could say Ive been "wandering the wastes" of the not-so-post-apocolyptic world....Life has changed alot since the days when I first found the village, and in many ways ive been kind of "lost" for a long time and in others Ive found alot of things that Id otherwise not have ever noticed.

This year I'll be turning 26 and to be honest, thinking back on it, Im the same person I was all those years ago, but im also completely different in many ways.... Ive gone through alot and dealt with some things that in retrospect Id been afraid of for no good reason and in other cases realized alot of things id been dealing with were things that I only feared for the fact I didnt want to accept them as being the way things have to be.

All that said.... sorry for the indeciperable gooble-dee-gook, I think im gonna just wander back into the Village, find a place to kick back, and knock the ashes of the past off of my boots, and see just how things have changed here.... and hopefully find that some of it has stayed the same  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on March 22, 2012, 10:30:33 PM
The main difference is we're considerably less busy than we were back in the day.

And BC is even older now.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 22, 2012, 11:54:14 PM
And BC is even older now.

Citation or it didn't happen.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on March 24, 2012, 03:42:08 AM
I suppose we could try carbon dating, but its possible the carbon may slap a harresment suite aswell.... best leave it alone  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: roughrider on April 02, 2012, 01:15:15 PM
It's been 3 years since I've last been on here. Not sure what compelled me to pop UV into google but I'm glad I did. Short update because I doubt many of you remember me: One semester left of my bachelor's, on a year-long hiatus working on a study abroad program in northern England, and missing my dog.

How are all of you? It's great to see that this community is still kicking.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on April 02, 2012, 05:29:52 PM
I remember you.

Really.  And welcome back.

But I'm not sure 'kicking' is the right word.  Perhaps 'twitching' is more accurate.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on April 02, 2012, 05:53:35 PM
I remember you aswell, Ive just wandered back myself :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on April 03, 2012, 12:02:15 AM
Welcome back. Yep, we're still here.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: lara on April 03, 2012, 08:19:12 PM
It's been 3 years since I've last been on here. Not sure what compelled me to pop UV into google but I'm glad I did. Short update because I doubt many of you remember me: One semester left of my bachelor's, on a year-long hiatus working on a study abroad program in northern England, and missing my dog.

How are all of you? It's great to see that this community is still kicking.

Hey kid :) Where in the north of england?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on April 03, 2012, 10:29:57 PM
Liz passed the Illinois Bar exam!

Third times the charm.

Now I just have to get a job. The severance from my volunteer layoff isn't going to last forever.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on April 04, 2012, 12:47:53 AM
That's awesome!
Best of luck on the job front - from what I've heard, jobs are rather scarse over there.

I'm looking for something new myself.  Current job is going downhill rather quickly, to the point that I don't see the business surviving another year.  So far I'm going three for three on applications getting me interviews, but the lack of a formal IT qualification is letting me down.

Rather close to just quitting outright so I can go into full time study to get the qualification I started on 14 years ago.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Tink on April 04, 2012, 01:47:52 AM
It's been 3 years since I've last been on here. Not sure what compelled me to pop UV into google but I'm glad I did. Short update because I doubt many of you remember me: One semester left of my bachelor's, on a year-long hiatus working on a study abroad program in northern England, and missing my dog.

How are all of you? It's great to see that this community is still kicking.

I remember you! Glad the bungee cord worked. We all come back ...it's inevitable. We may not always stay for long, but we always come back. :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: roughrider on April 05, 2012, 01:42:33 PM

Hey kid :) Where in the north of england?

I can never figure out the right way to answer that question. If I should lay the douche on thick or act like it's no big deal. We'll see which comes out. Living in a small town called Alnwick not too far from the Scottish border. I also happen to be living in a castle owned by the Duke of Northumberland that you may recognize from such films as "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." Pretty surreal. Did I mention I'm living in a castle?

Thanks everyone for the welcoming. You're all just as friendly as ever.

Swash: That's a tough one isn't it? It seems nobody is having much luck with jobs right now. I'm scared shitless at the prospect of having to graduate and go get a real one. I wish you the best of luck man.

Tink: Isn't that the absolute truth? It's this memory that your brain just isn't willing to toss into the garbage pile.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on April 05, 2012, 02:22:59 PM
Welcome back RR.

I've done the whole living in a castle thing myself, apart from the reverent bowing and "Yes master" from shop keepers when they asked for my address it's not all it's cut out to be, it's cold.

'kid' is a northern English colloquialism, it's an expression of affection rather than an overt comment on age.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: roughrider on April 05, 2012, 02:50:13 PM
I'm with you on the cold. Stone is not the best for generating or holding heat. That and things are definitely a little more luxurious in the Duke's living areas than they are in my part. I'm totally willing to ignore the discomfort just to enjoy this beautiful setting every day though. That and what an awesome pick-up line.

Mind if I ask where you were staying?

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on April 05, 2012, 10:40:10 PM
Before we settled down where we are now my wife ran a castle up in north of scotland for the National Trust for Scotland, so quite a bit further up from where you are.

We lived in a modernised part of the castle and the rest of it was basically a museum and function suite.  It was a lot of fun but we were both working crazy hours.  She has a much harder job now looking after our two little ones.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on April 07, 2012, 11:49:30 PM
I got baptised and took first communion today.

Yesterday I got offered a job that allows me to spend a lot more time with my wife and family and pays far more than my current job.

Life is a far cry from where it was two weeks ago and a world away from where it was when I joined the village.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on April 09, 2012, 07:30:35 AM
I got baptised and took first communion today.

Yesterday I got offered a job that allows me to spend a lot more time with my wife and family and pays far more than my current job.

Life is a far cry from where it was two weeks ago and a world away from where it was when I joined the village.

Awesome!  And congratulations. :)

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on April 09, 2012, 05:22:50 PM
I'm with you on the cold. Stone is not the best for generating or holding heat. That and things are definitely a little more luxurious in the Duke's living areas than they are in my part. I'm totally willing to ignore the discomfort just to enjoy this beautiful setting every day though. That and what an awesome pick-up line.

Mind if I ask where you were staying?

Just for the record I absolutely love old castles, unfortunately they don't exist in the US. If I went to the UK I would probably spend half my time touring them  ::)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on April 09, 2012, 05:27:06 PM
Just for the record I absolutely love old castles, unfortunately they don't exist in the US.

(http://www.wine-hotels.com/photos/hearst_castle.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on April 10, 2012, 11:16:33 AM
Mainly, a bunch of cool stuff.  For example, I beat resident evil four on professional.  Also, uhm, teaching and school and women and booze and writing.  But mainly resident evil four.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on April 10, 2012, 11:22:12 AM
Also, Settlers of Catan!  That's fun.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on April 10, 2012, 02:04:57 PM
Found Settlers of Catan in a holiday cabin I stayed in at the start of last year in Tasmania.  It was indeed rather fun.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: lara on April 10, 2012, 10:14:49 PM

Hey kid :) Where in the north of england?

I can never figure out the right way to answer that question. If I should lay the douche on thick or act like it's no big deal. We'll see which comes out. Living in a small town called Alnwick not too far from the Scottish border.

lol so weird, I went to Alnwick Castle last Sunday . I live in Newcastle now, hence asking where in NE. How come you're living there?
I am posting my pic of Hagrid from last weekend! (though I have to admit I loathe anything Harry Potter-related, it was cute to see the kids' reactions)
(http://i.imgur.com/GtcU8s.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on April 10, 2012, 11:46:05 PM
Now I just have to get a job. The severance from my volunteer layoff isn't going to last forever.

And I just found out today that I have new job. I accepted the offer and start on Monday.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on April 11, 2012, 12:53:50 AM
Awesome news Hoop!  Congrats!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: roughrider on April 11, 2012, 11:14:39 AM


lol so weird, I went to Alnwick Castle last Sunday . I live in Newcastle now, hence asking where in NE. How come you're living there?
I am posting my pic of Hagrid from last weekend! (though I have to admit I loathe anything Harry Potter-related, it was cute to see the kids' reactions)
(http://i.imgur.com/GtcU8s.jpg)

Well that is one hell of a coincidence. There's a study abroad program located there that I'm working on before I decide to finish my degree.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on April 26, 2012, 07:30:41 PM
   Just my family just bought a friend's Hp Touchpad for $150, so I guess im taking part in the so called "Tablet Revolution" or something. Because our laptop kicked the bucket after 3 years of heavy use.

   So far, WebOS seems to work really fast with the built in apps, and is very easy to use. The screen looks nice and is  generally big enough, though text on many webpages looks small. The touch requires a little more pressure than I expected.

   There are some things that bug me though. Some of the built in apps are just not as good as on IOS; It uses bing maps built in for directions, which you can't just search the name of a place without the adress usually (unlike good maps).

    Also, this desperately needs a good you tube app, im pretty shocked there isnt one available. The built in "Youtube" is only a shortcut to the browser and youtube in a browser is not meant for a device like this. While you can watch videos (and in HD) the buttons are too small and there is considerable lag when pausing of going fullscreen. Its kind of sad that youtube works better on my less powerful ipod touch than this. Also, I couldnt get the webcam to work in built in skype.

   It syncs nicely with my online stuff (gmail, facebook etc) and automatically recognizes my HP printer which is awesome. Browsing generally works good, but is (obviously) not as comfortable as a PC and takes a little longer. Great for looking things up quickly, and the closest to a PC browsing that I've seen on a mobile thing.

   Anyway, totally worth what I payed for it. A little laggy doing stuff that is meant for a PC, but is fast with native apps. I've heard it works well with over clocking and you can install Android, but I probably won't do either.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on June 04, 2012, 04:08:49 PM
   So things are going really well for me right now.
    I'm in a good relationship, the most stable i've had for a while. And after 5 months of being unemployed, I found a full time job within walking distance. I don't know how long this is going to last, but for now life is good.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Swash on June 05, 2012, 12:54:35 AM
My biggest problem with tablets is the absence of feedback when typing.  As a touch typist, I rely on feeling the keys to know that I'm hitting the right ones.  It's a little jarring to feel nothing but the plastic screen.
That said, I find laptop keyboards far too small.  On my desktop I use a monster of an ergonomic keyboard that's as wide as my monitor.  But it's comfortable.  This is the second one I've had because I spilt a tiny bit of tea into the first and killed the C key.  I went back to my old keyboard and just couldn't stand typing on the horrible flat thing, so I forked out another $150 for a new monster.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on July 23, 2012, 04:36:27 AM
If someone could invent some sort of geneticy thing to make penises dispense liquor i would bemuch appreciative. Thanks in advance
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on July 23, 2012, 06:01:04 AM
Thats a highly disturbing mental image  :o
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on July 23, 2012, 12:40:42 PM
You got to admit though... it would be very useful.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on July 23, 2012, 01:38:12 PM
If someone could invent some sort of geneticy thing to make penises dispense liquor i would bemuch appreciative. Thanks in advance

...Or Chocolate
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on July 23, 2012, 02:22:08 PM
...Or Chocolate

No
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on July 23, 2012, 05:14:58 PM
If someone could invent some sort of geneticy thing to make penises dispense liquor i would bemuch appreciative. Thanks in advance

...Or Chocolate

 :'( Thats even worse....
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on July 26, 2012, 12:39:58 PM
If we can't get the penis beer fountain to work, how about a devise that turns vomit into chocolate?

I would suggest beer, but that's the only reason most folks vomit.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on July 26, 2012, 10:36:13 PM
Both of those sound disgusting. Beer is only good in bread
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on September 11, 2012, 06:55:37 PM
Whats going on in everyone's life?

I hate my job. Not just because its boring or monotonous, but because its physically laborious work for minimum wage ($7.25/hour and no benefits or workers comp at all). I unload trucks and load furniture and everything else that comes in to a thrift store.
   Lifting heavy junk all day 5 days a week for 3 months has drained me. Because really, the only people who should be making minimum wage are those who are mentally challenged or who have no practical skills or education. Its sad to see a bunch of people in their 30s or 40s settling for minimum wage jobs because they cant find anything else. I want to quit right now, but I have to find something better first.

   Its even worse when I see my cousin (whos 20) get a job making $40k/year doing computer networking, and his brother (whos  27) making $100k/year doing the same.
One day, i'm going to be wealthy, and I will remember how fighting over money (whether too much or not enough) can tear friends and families apart.

On a lighter note, fall is almost upon us. Its my favorite season, because theres only about 2 months where the weather here is not really hot and not freezing cold. I guess i'm excited about that. Hopefully, I'll be buying (my first) cheap car soon too.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on September 11, 2012, 10:02:46 PM
Sorry to hear your job isn't working out so well. I remember a while ago I had work experience in a garden centre, by the end of day one my fingers were cut to ribbons and my back was killing me. Though I figured what caused the cuts in my fingers, they had little plastic plant pots to keep the plants in. My job for that wee was to move them all into the warehouse from outside.
Though it sounds very romantic it was a flawed job by the fact that the plant pots were made of plastic (of the cheap variety) and splintered when you picked them up. I also figured that the... (I'm hesitant to call it a wheel barrow since it worked the same way) was the heavier of the two. So the next day I swiped the lighter cart, though that helped it didn't solve the plastic splinter problem. I cannot imagine what having to life heavy furniture day in and out would do to your joints.

 To answer your original question, very little.

I am still at college doing... college stuff (politics, business and anything else that makes me legally evil), I had 2 months off over the summer.
Though this time was spent going to the hospital to visit various members of my family, I swear there is a "killswitch" for everyone in my family, because they all went to hospital with the same problem. First it was my Grandmother, then my Uncle and then my dad, this obviously meant we couldn't go on holiday which was a crushing blow to my Dad.
He's always loved going on holiday whilst I never cared for it he's suggested I go on my own, but... meh.

In other news: I started a New Vegas mod, though I still haven't finished it (it may go the same way as all my mods to pipe dream land). Haven't had any games that I've been interested in either since Soul Calibur 5, with the exception of The Walking Dead (I've also been following the show since it's out 6 months later here.)

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on October 12, 2012, 07:41:24 AM
What?

I'm not too sure I have vague memories of working and chasing children but when said children wake you up so early that it feels like the whole world would echo at a whisper it's a little hard to make a good account of yourself.

That said when they aren't trying to re-arrange the room at times that only usually exist in theory the children are wonderful.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Petrarch on October 24, 2012, 09:35:35 PM
Another passing stop in from me.

Things have gone incredibly well on the relationship front - we're both on the same wavelength, want the same things and get along brilliantly at all times, so now after all those years of single life, I'm engaged and getting married at the end of next year.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on October 25, 2012, 12:12:11 AM
Whoaaa!  Who is this 'Petrarch' guy? 

Since I'm not invited to the wedding, I don't have to buy you a gift, right?  (whew, dodged that bullet!)

And congrats!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on October 25, 2012, 02:49:03 AM
Wow! Congrats Petrach! Share some of that relationship magic with the rest of us.

One more empty stool in the bastard bar, I suppose. The Hanged Man will keep it warm for you, he looked kind of silly sitting on the floor anyway.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on October 25, 2012, 04:59:03 AM
Another passing stop in from me.

Things have gone incredibly well on the relationship front - we're both on the same wavelength, want the same things and get along brilliantly at all times, so now after all those years of single life, I'm engaged and getting married at the end of next year.

Hello, and thats Awesome news man!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on October 25, 2012, 09:08:23 AM
, I'm engaged and getting married at the end of next year.

Congrats.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on October 25, 2012, 06:33:05 PM
Congratulations, It's great to see a villager return with good news.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Sandru on October 26, 2012, 01:07:37 AM
Another passing stop in from me.

Things have gone incredibly well on the relationship front - we're both on the same wavelength, want the same things and get along brilliantly at all times, so now after all those years of single life, I'm engaged and getting married at the end of next year.

Man, been a long time since I've seen this name. And I'm really happy that it's good news!

Congratulations! Hope things keep looking up :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on October 26, 2012, 03:58:05 AM
Another passing stop in from me.

Things have gone incredibly well on the relationship front - we're both on the same wavelength, want the same things and get along brilliantly at all times, so now after all those years of single life, I'm engaged and getting married at the end of next year.

Congrats, man!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: JC on November 03, 2012, 10:09:55 PM
I moved to Sudbury. I teach philosophy at the university, and I work in publishing. I'm also on the boards of directors for a two community services organizations.

Also, I got some new socks.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 06, 2012, 12:56:43 AM
Oh man, that's awesome.

I wish I could get some new socks.  :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on November 06, 2012, 12:13:08 PM
I wish I could get some new socks.  :(

Just do what I do, steal them from whoever is living with you.
I steal my dad's socks all the time or a roommate’s socks, although that can get a bit awkward if live with a girl, especially if they have a habit of buying pink.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 07, 2012, 11:00:30 PM
My wife's socks won't fit me.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dourak on November 09, 2012, 04:12:26 AM
Hell, thanks for the sock issue, it stabbed me in the back ; everybody has a life, and apparently tons and tons of socks.
I don't even have someone to "borrow" somes.
I'm going to die alone and poorly shod.

And congrats for the marriage (if you/or she agreeded for, of course (nowadays, you never know)) !
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 09, 2012, 06:29:13 PM
At the risk of being over-Faulknerian, everyone dies alone.  Sort of...

But you can choose to make the journey with others, and if the others are virtual or semi-invisible friends, I see nothing wrong with that.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dourak on November 11, 2012, 04:03:11 AM
Unfortunately, invisible friend do not wear socks.
Or, if they do, they are invisible.
It's a dead-end problem.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on November 11, 2012, 05:52:07 AM
Has anybody heard from Doom or Night Owl Latly?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on November 12, 2012, 09:50:33 AM
The Hanged Man will keep it warm for you, he looked kind of silly sitting on the floor anyway.

I ama not *hic* sat on the floor! I felll and I'm too d runk to gert up!

At the risk of being over-Faulknerian, everyone dies alone.  Sort of...

We die alone, but we live amongst men.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 12, 2012, 11:03:24 PM
We die alone, but we live amongst men.

But if I had a choice...

I'd be living in the Bastard Bar with 40 wenches (note the clever choice of words there).
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on November 13, 2012, 09:40:05 AM
We die alone, but we live amongst men.

But if I had a choice...

I'd be living in the Bastard Bar with 40 wenches (note the clever choice of words there).

Only 40? Damn your age is begining to show there...  ::)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on November 17, 2012, 06:04:31 AM
We die alone, but we live amongst men.

But if I had a choice...

I'd be living in the Bastard Bar with 40 wenches (note the clever choice of words there).

Youre right. Living in a room with 40 women WOULD be rather difficult.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 19, 2012, 10:46:07 PM
You guys have twisted my dreams in ways that make me cry.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on November 19, 2012, 11:17:15 PM
You guys have twisted my dreams in ways that make me cry.
That's what we're best at.  :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on November 20, 2012, 05:30:41 AM
One mans dream is anothers nightmare.... and ones nightmare may just be someone elses dream!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Chucara on December 10, 2012, 07:06:49 PM
Another passing stop in from me.

Things have gone incredibly well on the relationship front - we're both on the same wavelength, want the same things and get along brilliantly at all times, so now after all those years of single life, I'm engaged and getting married at the end of next year.
Congratulations! Awesome news.

Y'know. I know the Village is dead and all, but it's still very nice to hear from people that they are well.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 11, 2012, 04:09:24 AM
Speaking of the relationship front, Liz and I have officially been together six years as of yesterday.

We've now beaten my marriage by six months. And are only a year shy of my entire relationship with my ex.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on December 11, 2012, 09:57:42 AM
Another passing stop in from me.

Things have gone incredibly well on the relationship front - we're both on the same wavelength, want the same things and get along brilliantly at all times, so now after all those years of single life, I'm engaged and getting married at the end of next year.
Congratulations! Awesome news.

Y'know. I know the Village is dead and all, but it's still very nice to hear from people that they are well.

Why did no one tell me that it's dead?

Time for some good old fashioned looting!

*Throws a stone through the bastard bar's window*

*Steals KMD's stool and runs for it.*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 11, 2012, 07:21:40 PM
It's not dead!

It's just...

resting.


Or pining for fjords.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on December 11, 2012, 09:31:03 PM
Doesn't that pose an existential question? If the village is defined and given life by the membership does that mean we're all zombies? I think zombies are pretty much defined by thier inability to form cohesive or constructive though, they seem to just be autonomic brain feasting goths an of course being dead. If we're zombies how can the village exist in any form if we're incapable of cognitive abstraction?  Maybe it's a paradox...

I'm confused!

-TK-

The thinking man's zombie... or not, the very basis of my existence has been cast into turmoil.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 11, 2012, 10:18:50 PM
inability to form cohesive or constructive thought

Covered.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on December 12, 2012, 09:40:24 AM
Wait, what about Rottzombie and myself? We can't be zombies twice!  ???
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on December 12, 2012, 04:55:33 PM
I'm getting married in two hours, save that extra stool for my husband
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 12, 2012, 06:15:11 PM
Wait, what about Rottzombie and myself? We can't be zombies twice!  ???

Why not?  There is no specific rule against it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 12, 2012, 06:15:50 PM
I'm getting married in two hours

Pics or it didn't happen??
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on December 13, 2012, 02:06:10 AM
I'm getting married in two hours, save that extra stool for my husband
Congrats!! I'm happy for you, best wishes for a fruitful and happy marriage.

On another note; After 2 years of being out of school, i'm going back this spring (just to community college) to finish my associates degree. I still have no idea what im going to do next, or what I would like to get a degree in, but I plan to finish at a respected University at some point. Its been a pretty uneventful 2 years.

I'm not particularly looking forward to writing essays.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on December 13, 2012, 05:44:04 AM
I'm getting married in two hours, save that extra stool for my husband

Congratulations! I wish you to have a wonderful life together! :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on December 13, 2012, 09:54:49 AM
I'm getting married in two hours
That's wonderful news, congratulations.

save that extra stool for my husband

Erm... actually we have one less now.

Why not?  There is no specific rule against it.

Actually there is, if you follow the Romero rules at least, then a zombie comes back to life in the body of a dead human, if a human dies from a gunshot to the head or something then they wouldn't resurrect as a zombie. So if a zombie 'died' and the only way to do that is to shoot it in the head then it's brain would be too pancaked for a successful reanimation. If said zombie got bit then it would have no effect because it's not the bite that turns a person it only drains them of life until they die. As you can probably tell this wouldn't work on zombies...

I think I see now why I'm the only one who isn't married...  :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 13, 2012, 07:01:32 PM
Why not?  There is no specific rule against it.

Actually there is, if you follow the Romero rules at least, then a zombie comes back to life in the body of a dead human, if a human dies from a gunshot to the head or something then they wouldn't resurrect as a zombie. So if a zombie 'died' and the only way to do that is to shoot it in the head then it's brain would be too pancaked for a successful reanimation. If said zombie got bit then it would have no effect because it's not the bite that turns a person it only drains them of life until they die. As you can probably tell this wouldn't work on zombies...

I think you have to consider the very real possibility that Romero was wrong.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on December 14, 2012, 01:42:53 AM
I think I see now why I'm the only one who isn't married...  :(

My husband says it's based on The origin and cause of zombification. Carribean/voodoo cursed type or Rage virus type could be bitten by a Romero/Brooks dead/Solanum zombie and be rezombified into an undead/rotting body type. This would involve the initial zombification, which leaves the victim with a living body ( i.e. heart pumping, lungs breathing), being overiden by the second zombification which causes total mind and body death (i.e. ceasing of heart and lung function) before the body is reanimated without proper organ function being restored.

(This is from the man that waited 7 hours in line to hear Max Brooks speak and gave an hour and a half lecture on zombies in American culture)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on December 14, 2012, 09:38:30 AM
I think you have to consider the very real possibility that Romero was wrong.

B-but that's impossible!

My husband says it's based on The origin and cause of zombification. Carribean/voodoo cursed type or Rage virus type could be bitten by a Romero/Brooks dead/Solanum zombie and be rezombified into an undead/rotting body type. This would involve the initial zombification, which leaves the victim with a living body ( i.e. heart pumping, lungs breathing), being overiden by the second zombification which causes total mind and body death (i.e. ceasing of heart and lung function) before the body is reanimated without proper organ function being restored.

Fair point, but I never figured that 'virus zombies' would co-exist with the 'when hell is full they dead will walk the earth' kind, though that would make an awesome movie.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on December 14, 2012, 03:52:35 PM
I think you have to consider the very real possibility that Romero was wrong.

B-but that's impossible!

My husband says it's based on The origin and cause of zombification. Carribean/voodoo cursed type or Rage virus type could be bitten by a Romero/Brooks dead/Solanum zombie and be rezombified into an undead/rotting body type. This would involve the initial zombification, which leaves the victim with a living body ( i.e. heart pumping, lungs breathing), being overiden by the second zombification which causes total mind and body death (i.e. ceasing of heart and lung function) before the body is reanimated without proper organ function being restored.

Fair point, but I never figured that 'virus zombies' would co-exist with the 'when hell is full they dead will walk the earth' kind, though that would make an awesome movie.

But wouldn't it be plausable that a voodoo zombie master could try sending his mind-controled servents to battle what could at first seem to be a rival shamans creations only for his own zombis to be rezombified against him?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 14, 2012, 09:57:15 PM
My husband says it's based on The origin and cause of zombification. Carribean/voodoo cursed type or Rage virus type could...

I'm thinking you married the right guy.

And Congratz!!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on December 15, 2012, 07:05:01 PM
One thing remains true: Shoot them in the head, only way to deal with a zombie, and it prevents non-undead zombies from rezing LOL
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The_Hatman on February 06, 2013, 04:42:22 PM
I joined unwashed village, thats new. I hope to add to learn much from all the current members and maybe bring a spark of new life into the forums.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on February 06, 2013, 06:06:16 PM
...maybe bring a spark of new life into the forums.

We ordered that two years ago!
Still better late than never, welcome to the UV.  :)


Interestingly enough, I'm actually from a town famous for its hat manufacturers.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 06, 2013, 06:08:46 PM
to learn much from all the current members...

*cough*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 06, 2013, 06:12:38 PM
Interestingly enough, I'm actually from a town famous for its hat manufacturers.

Sombrero, NM?

Fez, Turkey?

Derby, England?

Epic Helms, Azeroth?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on February 06, 2013, 07:34:33 PM
I joined unwashed village, thats new. I hope to add to learn much from all the current members and maybe bring a spark of new life into the forums.

Awesome. Welcome to the Village!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on February 06, 2013, 09:59:24 PM
Welcome to the forum, if you do manage to learn anything from us could you let us know what it is? We have no idea.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on February 06, 2013, 10:34:48 PM
Epic Helms, Azeroth?

You were closest with this one.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on February 07, 2013, 05:20:46 AM
Welcome new member.

We'll try to clean up the tumbleweeds.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on February 07, 2013, 05:59:37 AM
Those aren't tumbleweeds..... I think they're tangarine transport
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on February 07, 2013, 09:39:08 AM
Welcome new member.

We'll try to clean up the tumbleweeds.

Don't look at me, I did it last time, it's Desolo's job now...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on February 07, 2013, 03:07:32 PM
So You want me to clear out the tumble weeds out eh? *lights up the flamethrower* Gimme 20 Minutes.... 

Nice to meet you Hatman.... And if you DO manage to learn anything, do let us know, as it would be interesting to know what we know thats of intrest!  :laugh:  :D

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The_Hatman on February 07, 2013, 04:45:48 PM
Those aren't tumbleweeds..... I think they're tangarine transport
What is it with all of you and tangerines?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on February 07, 2013, 06:15:59 PM
They hurt less than a rutabega.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 07, 2013, 06:22:42 PM
RutabAga, dammit!

Ah yes... the famous Rutabaga Wars, where we finally rid the world of the Evil Red Peppers...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on February 07, 2013, 08:18:46 PM
Ah yes... the famous Rutabaga Wars, where we finally rid the world of the Evil Red Peppers...

And ruined the "Ready, Steady, Cook!" logo...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The_Hatman on February 08, 2013, 06:27:41 PM
I feel like that might be one of the problems with gaining new members. There are so many inside jokes and it is hard to join and feel included or feel like as a new person that you can add to the discussion in any way.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: illyaillya on February 08, 2013, 07:43:29 PM
Welcome new member.

We'll try to clean up the tumbleweeds.

Tumbleweeds aren't that bad, if they are in Fallout games.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on February 08, 2013, 07:54:09 PM
I feel like that might be one of the problems with gaining new members. There are so many inside jokes and it is hard to join and feel included or feel like as a new person that you can add to the discussion in any way.

Ive been here for 7 years and i still have no idea what the hell is going on.

All part of the fun.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on February 09, 2013, 11:41:50 AM
The tangerine thing is mostly an initiation rite, much like the cow suit, now put this on while we grab the pointy sticks. Now run!

14 years and I still have no idea what goes on here, just go with it, our established rituals leave little bruising and we tend to wonder off the topic a lot, bonus points if you derail your own thread.

Pyramid posting is encouraged.... wait, is that right?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on February 09, 2013, 12:55:19 PM
Doesnt some of the tangerine stuff go all the way back to the beginning?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 10, 2013, 06:10:26 PM
The tangerine thing is mostly an initiation rite...

Apparently the initiation rite goes on for at least fifteen years...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on February 10, 2013, 07:15:34 PM
We're a collection of forgetful entities...  Who can tell one year from the next?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on February 10, 2013, 08:25:41 PM
I think there might have been a new year recently, my Justin Beiber calendar has run out of days...

Oh no! It's the end of the world!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on February 11, 2013, 01:09:49 AM
I think I'm suffering from writer's block...

Good thing, that I'm not an author or something... Still it's frustrating not being able to reply to RP threads and stuff.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on February 18, 2013, 12:11:27 PM
I wonder what happened to Alderach, he usually posts something on Valentines day, making it the best day of the year.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on February 18, 2013, 10:40:18 PM
Perhaps he's found somebody to share his corner.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on February 23, 2013, 12:52:41 PM
I'm still enjoying my new job and we're expecting our third baby so life is really good.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on March 07, 2013, 10:31:33 AM
I'm still enjoying my new job and we're expecting our third baby so life is really good.

Can't believe I missed this, that's great news.
Do you know its gender yet?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Alt231 on March 08, 2013, 06:20:06 AM
Hey, I just joined the Unwashed community, which I guess is what's currently going on in my life. I was also wondering what the age of your youngest member was, if this isn't butting in on personal information or something you feel you shouldn't share with somebody you just met.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on March 08, 2013, 06:55:38 AM
No clue. Im 26, was muuuch younger when I joined up  :'(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on March 08, 2013, 09:40:55 AM
Hey, I just joined the Unwashed community, which I guess is what's currently going on in my life. I was also wondering what the age of your youngest member was, if this isn't butting in on personal information or something you feel you shouldn't share with somebody you just met.


I think I am the youngest, active, member on this here board at the age of 18.
I don't know if anyone younger than me lurks (spambots don't count do they?)
If Spambots count, then the youngest member is ViagraForFreenopescription who celebrated his 5th birthday the other day.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on March 08, 2013, 10:06:55 AM
They grow up so fast dont they?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on March 08, 2013, 10:10:38 AM
Maybe, those pills work after all.

Speaking of "growing up so fast," I just discovered that it's just over two years ago since I signed up and made your lives hell.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on March 08, 2013, 11:22:40 AM
We think the next child is probably a boy but we're not going to deliberately try to find out.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on March 08, 2013, 11:37:07 AM
That's probably for the best, my cousin thought she was having a boy and bought lots of expensive boy clothes, furniture and toys.
Although she isn't the sharpest bowling ball in the sack.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 09, 2013, 12:57:52 AM
We think the next child is probably a boy but we're not going to deliberately try to find out.

I'm thinking once it is born, the secret will be blurted out by the doctor.  But perhaps you could silence him first.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Alt231 on March 09, 2013, 03:49:05 AM
Well, "The Hanged Man," if I become a member which is more active, I would most likely  be considered the youngest. I've just been wondering. Not a competition or anything. Also, why are there so many things related to tangerines?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on March 09, 2013, 01:09:43 PM
Well, "The Hanged Man," if I become a member which is more active, I would most likely  be considered the youngest. I've just been wondering. Not a competition or anything.
We'll see about that!
*puts on baseball cap and baggy pants*
There now I'm the youngest again!

Also, why are there so many things related to tangerines?
Because Tangerines can do more than the average asparagus, though they aren't as smart as asparagus they make up for it by being great missiles and strengthening the villages defens-... I have no clue.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on March 09, 2013, 03:22:17 PM
We think the next child is probably a boy but we're not going to deliberately try to find out.

I'm thinking once it is born, the secret will be blurted out by the doctor.  But perhaps you could silence him first.

It's traditional not to disclose the sex of your child till it's three.  Until then we'll change it with our eyes closed and put it in a dress.  I love surprises.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 10, 2013, 02:54:53 AM
It's traditional not to disclose the sex of your child till it's three.  Until then we'll change it with our eyes closed and put it in a dress.  I love surprises.

Win.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on March 10, 2013, 04:46:01 AM
I think the youngest who ever joined were Thanatos and Rough Rider, who were something like 14. (Thanatos predates me, Rough Rider postdates me.) Terra Firma was also pretty young. He was 16 when I joined, IIRC, and at the time was the youngest member. (I was 23 when I joined in January of 2000.) Terra was about a year before me. AcdQueen was also 16 when she joined, IIRC.

But at 18, you probably are the youngest currently.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Alt231 on March 10, 2013, 06:59:04 AM
Seeing that I'm currently 15, I may not be the youngest to ever join, but it seems like I'm currently the youngest member who may be active.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on March 10, 2013, 06:38:40 PM
I was 14 when i joined, i believe and im 22 now so 7-8 years. time sure flies huh?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on March 10, 2013, 08:43:39 PM
I was 19 when I joined the village so 14 years I've been stuck here wondering what's going on.... and why the tangerines are so aggreesive, mine just sit there and go green, I suppose that they could kill someone by harbouring some horrific bacteria but they're hardly attack fruit.  Bloody lazy fruit, wonder if ASDA tangerines are more aggressive. 

Perhaps it's the GMO versions, I buy organic.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on March 11, 2013, 05:46:05 AM
I was 14 when i joined, i believe and im 22 now so 7-8 years. time sure flies huh?

Indeed! indeed..... Where does it all go?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on March 11, 2013, 09:34:13 AM
I was 14 when i joined, i believe and im 22 now so 7-8 years. time sure flies huh?

Indeed! indeed..... Where does it all go?

Usually here...
(http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/28/2811/PLYOD00Z/posters/overflowing-wastepaper-basket.jpg)
With everything else.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on May 20, 2013, 12:47:00 PM
I have a new job!  More money, better hours and I get to go in dressed all fancy like.  I'd been working a temp job for a little while when my last job ended, good people and an ok if dull job but the whole team were served notice when the company restructured so it is a very uncertain place to work.  My new job is permanent and is an established role so that's fantastic, I don't want to work a newly created role ever again unless I've developed it.

Happy monkey today.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on May 20, 2013, 07:48:24 PM
Congrats TK!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on May 20, 2013, 07:58:30 PM
I have a new job!  More money, better hours and I get to go in dressed all fancy like.  I'd been working a temp job for a little while when my last job ended, good people and an ok if dull job but the whole team were served notice when the company restructured so it is a very uncertain place to work.  My new job is permanent and is an established role so that's fantastic, I don't want to work a newly created role ever again unless I've developed it.

Happy monkey today.

(http://www.firish.com/monkey1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on May 21, 2013, 11:14:13 AM
I wonder if I can sneak that picture in when they make up my staff badge
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on May 21, 2013, 11:31:26 AM
You get a badge?
This job gets better and better.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on May 21, 2013, 01:17:03 PM
I even had a badge when I worked for PC world, of course that said 'Inigo Montoya'.

I never did find out if my boss was a Princess Bride fan.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on May 21, 2013, 06:27:39 PM
Since your boss obviously never said "Inconceivable!", we can safely assume he has not seen it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on May 26, 2013, 12:01:26 PM
Periodic check-in as the bungee-cord snaps back.

Traded Canada for the (mostly) sunny San-Francisco Bay Area, working towards a PhD in an overly-specific junction of engineering and the physical sciences.

I'm happy, hope you're happy too.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: MrWeasel on June 02, 2013, 02:04:53 AM
Not much life still sucks, still disabled, but back to collecting coins and still doing my best to form a new nekid wench volleyball team. Otherwise all is good :D
sorry I don't post much here anymore but still lurk around and of course see more then a few on the evil FB :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on June 03, 2013, 12:32:34 PM
Dammit, I've checked every day and I didn't notice that anyone had posted. (Doy)
Good to hear from you both, (even though I haven't been around long enough to know either of you all that well.)

It's good to see that everyone is doing so well, sadly with all these people getting PHDs and forming naked volley ball teams, I'll have to get extra creative with my lies to sound more impressive.  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on June 03, 2013, 07:29:28 PM
Dammit, I've checked every day and I didn't notice that anyone had posted. (Doy)
Good to hear from you both, (even though I haven't been around long enough to know either of you all that well.)

It's good to see that everyone is doing so well, sadly with all these people getting PHDs and forming naked volley ball teams, I'll have to get extra creative with my lies to sound more impressive.  ;)

The Village has a naked volley ball team??  Why wasn't I invit---  er... never mind.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on June 05, 2013, 12:43:52 AM
   As of last friday, I've been working (albeit part time) for a full year consecutivley. Its a weird feeling, especially since I've had trouble keeping jobs in the past. Someone needs to revoke my Night Owl Membership Card!  ;D

   A few weeks ago I bought my first car; A 1988 Volvo 240DL. Yes, its ugly old and slow, but its incredibly safe apparently. Its also my first manual, and driving manual kicks ass; I feel like a race car driver.

   Also trying to figure out a place to take a vacation this summer, since I havent taken one in several years. Any recommendations?
 
   Hope things are going good guys. Hang in there villagers.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on June 06, 2013, 12:46:04 AM
Plane vs Volvo:

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17wnufr13fmxnjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on June 06, 2013, 06:52:10 AM
Plane vs Volvo:

Wich one is yours and how much will insurance cover
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: illyaillya on June 08, 2013, 09:48:54 PM
So.. While ago I heard that Black Isle Studios "reopened" and they're making new fallout like game... anyone know what's up with that?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 08, 2013, 11:44:45 PM
You can find out more at the "Black Isle" web page:  http://www.blackisle.com/

Personally, I wouldn't bother donating. They are asking for money and not promising anything in return except for access to a forum where you can talk to them. There's a reason they're not using Kickstarter. Kickstarter requires a tangible product to be given for funding levels (though, apparently KS is looking into allowing services eventually). Not to mention their last update was January.

If you want to support former Black Isle members, support Obsidian on KS. The Project Eternity game (which I'm a backer of) looks to be a really nice Baldur's Gate-ish RPG. Also, Brother None/Kharn, and long ago UV member who also was a regular at AOF and The Order over the years, as well as being an Admin at No Mutants Allowed is involved with it somehow. (As well as the inXile studios production of Wasteland 2, also funded through KS. inXile and the now Obisidian go way back to the days when Interplay was just a small startup. Brian Fargo was one of the original Interplay guys, and he's the founder of inXile. Obsidian was founded by remnants of Black Isle. Both companies have been supporting the other one's efforts.)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Jester on June 10, 2013, 04:27:03 AM
Well this is the first post and I'm glad to say that I was told about this wonderful place called the Unwashed Village and couldn't resist when I heard. But you asked what was going on in my life so here it is. I'm joining the navy and going to meps most likely on Wednesday.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on June 10, 2013, 02:45:19 PM
Well this is the first post and I'm glad to say that I was told about this wonderful place called the Unwashed Village and couldn't resist when I heard. But you asked what was going on in my life so here it is. I'm joining the navy and going to meps most likely on Wednesday.

D'aww... wish I was in the navy, getting to spend all of my time with big strong me- I mean kicking ass, for the good of the nation!

Hmm... what can I add? To be honest, I don't even know what this "life" thing is.
Well I've decided to join my local gym, I don't even know why, I'm skinny and don't need to lose weight and I'm not a health nut. I guess I just want something to do, going to try and sign up within the next two weeks.

To pass the time I've been making mods for Left 4 Dead, I've added a UV easter egg to one of them, so I hope to increase traffic here. :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: meuforce on June 10, 2013, 06:52:34 PM
 Well nothing much just playing Fallout 2, trying to defeat the enclave on the posiedon oil rig. I hate how Vic he always runs away and dies. Thats about it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 11, 2013, 06:36:55 AM
If you've got a remotely decent computer skill you can break into the computer that controls the turrets at the entrance and use them as allies against Horrigan. Granted, this should be done when you first enter the tanker, not as you're trying to leave it.

Oh, and welcome!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on June 12, 2013, 12:04:06 AM
Well I've decided to join my local gym, I don't even know why

Meet hot girls.

But don't tell them you're Unwashed.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on June 12, 2013, 12:25:54 AM
Well I've decided to join my local gym, I don't even know why

Meet hot girls.

But don't tell them you're Unwashed.

That would be a good incentive but there is a major flaw...

Even if I spent the afternoon in the showers, scraping my undees, it would still be futile.
You're forgetting that they will be surrounded by blokes who are totally buff, my scrawny ass can't even lift the 30 mark on most of the weight machines.

I've come to the sad realization that my right arm is strong enough to lift the 25 and even 30 mark on it's own but my left arm can't even do the 20 mark (even when aided by my right arm).
I'm only good at the "wrist exercise" machine... which is the only thing in the gym that you don't want to be good at, if you catch my drift.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on June 13, 2013, 09:54:42 AM
I currently ache from the gym exercise, I thought this thing was supposed to make me physically fit!
Right now I strain, groan and curse whenever I have to open heavier doors, pick up heavier objects or take my shirt off. I'm like an old man now!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on June 14, 2013, 05:10:46 AM
I currently ache from the gym exercise, I thought this thing was supposed to make me physically fit!
Right now I strain, groan and curse whenever I have to open heavier doors, pick up heavier objects or take my shirt off. I'm like an old man now!

Er... uh...

*waves*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on June 14, 2013, 10:05:57 AM
I currently ache from the gym exercise, I thought this thing was supposed to make me physically fit!
Right now I strain, groan and curse whenever I have to open heavier doors, pick up heavier objects or take my shirt off. I'm like an old man now!

Er... uh...

*waves*

*Waves back at the kindred soul*
It doesn't help that I'm mentally 30 years old either...

You know, I figured out that the membership is £35 a month... It would probably be cheaper to get world of warcraft account and throw myself infront of a car. Still, I'll stick it out, maybe it won't be as painful when I go tomorrow  ;D.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on June 16, 2013, 01:38:49 AM
As far as I remember I used a combination of fast shot, Gauss pistol and running to kill Horrigan I generally had pretty high luck for criticals too. I don't think that I ever used the turrets.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 18, 2013, 06:14:45 AM
As far as I remember I used a combination of fast shot, Gauss pistol and running to kill Horrigan I generally had pretty high luck for criticals too. I don't think that I ever used the turrets.

I didn't use them either. But apparently using them makes the fight pretty easy.

Oh, and the Hanged Man, anytime you start exercising, it's going to hurt. Regardless of the type. Your body is using muscles in ways it's not used to. It gets better.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on June 18, 2013, 09:43:30 AM
Oh, and the Hanged Man, anytime you start exercising, it's going to hurt. Regardless of the type. Your body is using muscles in ways it's not used to. It gets better.

It actually has, I've been twice since and I don't ache as much.
Although I pretty much knew this and wanted to make fun of my own pain, facetiousness is the ultimate anaesthetic.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The SysMan on June 19, 2013, 02:02:46 AM
Hm, I suppose I could put down an update here on where I am.

I'm incredibly deep in debt. Seriously, to the tune of just under 1 million dollars. I'm not kidding.
The upside of that is I now own two businesses, one of which I manage and run personally.
With luck and appropriate growth, I should be out of debt and making money in about 5 years.

But yeah, while I do own one fairly substantial company, I identify more with the smaller of the two so I'm working as a chemical compliance consultant :D A job! With no boss! Huzzah! :D

I've managed to grab myself a girlfriend in recent months so now I just need to get fit and my life will be almost normal :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on June 19, 2013, 10:00:14 AM
Hm, I suppose I could put down an update here on where I am.

I'm incredibly deep in debt. Seriously, to the tune of just under 1 million dollars. I'm not kidding.
The upside of that is I now own two businesses, one of which I manage and run personally.
With luck and appropriate growth, I should be out of debt and making money in about 5 years.

But yeah, while I do own one fairly substantial company, I identify more with the smaller of the two so I'm working as a chemical compliance consultant :D A job! With no boss! Huzzah! :D

I've managed to grab myself a girlfriend in recent months so now I just need to get fit and my life will be almost normal :P

Good news, glad that things are going well and that your debt is managable.
Usually that is the most important thing when it comes to debt and it sounds like you have control over it, with a good plan.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on June 20, 2013, 12:30:49 AM
Hold on! Don't you study politics? Isn't a debt management plan forbidden knowledge in British politics?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on June 20, 2013, 09:30:39 AM
Hold on! Don't you study politics? Isn't a debt management plan forbidden knowledge in British politics?

Only if you are the Labour or Conservative party.
If you're a Lib Dem, then the knowledge on how to avoid drooling on your shirt is "forbidden knowledge."  ;)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Carib on July 15, 2013, 02:35:29 AM
I have been a way a long, long time.

Still in the Army, enjoying life with my wife and son.

How has everyone been?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on July 15, 2013, 05:29:57 AM
Been doing well. We're still here.

Glad to hear things are still going well for you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on September 16, 2013, 07:03:57 PM
A few weeks ago, I realized that I had a drug problem (cannibis).  I'm going to beat it, but i need all the support i can get.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on September 16, 2013, 11:34:09 PM
It's horrible stuff, looking back I can see just how much of life gets wasted when you're wasted.  I did ok at uni but I could have done better. My short term memory is only now starting to come back after five or six years and I feel generally more mentally sharp, even though I'm glad things are getting better year by year I lament the years lost and it re-enforces my will to never touch the stuff again. 

I was an advocate and didn't see the harm, it's only now being on the outside that I realise how much of a mental toll the evil weed takes.

Stay strong and keep in mind that you're working towards re-engaging with your natural potential and that the epiphany you get when you're clear headed is much more profound than the one you get when your head is stuffed up your arse.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on September 17, 2013, 09:46:16 AM
A few weeks ago, I realized that I had a drug problem (cannibis).  I'm going to beat it, but i need all the support i can get.

I wish you luck, don't hesitate to post here if there's something bothering you, the UV is a supportive community and I'm sure that someone will help always be here to help.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on September 17, 2013, 06:07:19 PM
I never smoked a lot of weed but I had smoked some.

I finally stopped when I realized:

1.  It was smoking (and smoking = bad)
2.  You lose IQ points every time you smoke.

So just find some reasons to stop smoking and remind yourself of those reasons every day.

And good luck!

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on September 24, 2013, 10:38:58 PM
Thanks for the words of support, guys.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on October 05, 2013, 04:53:59 PM
Well yes, third child is here, we called her Rowan.  She's pretty awesome, sleeps and eats pretty much and when she's not sleeping or eating she's crying to go into a sling so she can sleep attached to me.  Babies are awesome, you should all get one, that could be lack of sleep talking though.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on October 06, 2013, 12:08:58 AM
Well yes, third child is here, we called her Rowan.  She's pretty awesome, sleeps and eats pretty much and when she's not sleeping or eating she's crying to go into a sling so she can sleep attached to me.  Babies are awesome, you should all get one, that could be lack of sleep talking though.

Where can I buy one of these "babies?"

Stupidness aside: Congratulations by the way.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on October 06, 2013, 08:48:27 AM
I tried to stop this but 'Ask Madonna'
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Gretchy Anklekicker on December 09, 2013, 11:11:19 AM
Watching the second season of Nuka Break reminded me of this place and I thought I'd see if it still existed. It didn't take that long to find this site and create an account, but it turned out to take some six weeks to get it activated - I had already forgotten about the whole thing again :)

As for what I've been up to since I last posted..

I decided to volunteer to be laid off from our company after working there for the last 18 years. I've wanted to quit for the longest time, but there didn't seem to be alternatives for our company in the area. After I returned to work from the last summer holiday, I decided I had enough whether there's an alternative or not. I've yet to decide what I want to do for living in the future, but I think I'm done with the IT industry even if it's what I know best.

I had already been thinking of starting practicing aikido around the time I first became Unwashed in the 90's. It wasn't until recently that I got it done. I've been practicing it for a few years now and currently have a brown belt (2.kyu). What finally lead me into aikido was my sword collection. We were talking about the latest addition to it when my colleague happened to mention the local dojo where he had started aikido a year earlier.

My brother asked me if I was interested to visit Auschwitz last year. I don't care much for traveling generally but the trip sounded interesting so I agreed to go. The trip was a great success and we decided to raise the stakes and visit Chernobyl next. This summer we went there accompanied by another brother of mine. It was interesting to visit Pripyat and I liked Ukraine and the local people so much that I started studying Russian as soon as I got back home. I live near the Russian border and there's a lot of Russian tourists in the city. I suppose it doesn't hurt knowing the language when I eventually start looking for a new job either.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 09, 2013, 07:46:12 PM
I can see your new business model now: "The Anklekicker Tour of Horrors"

Auschwitz, Chernobyl, Fukushima, Hiroshima, Disney World...  a veritable wealth of targets.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Gretchy Anklekicker on December 09, 2013, 08:09:11 PM
I can see your new business model now: "The Anklekicker Tour of Horrors"

Auschwitz, Chernobyl, Fukushima, Hiroshima, Disney World...  a veritable wealth of targets.

That sounds like a great business idea. I don't have what it takes to visit Disney World though. Our next trip was planned for North Korea, but now that I'm out of work, it might need to wait.

In case someone's interested, here's a selection of pictures from our Chernobyl and Auschwitz trips:

http://chernobyl.gtfo.biz/
http://auschwitz.gtfo.biz/
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on December 09, 2013, 10:21:16 PM
Welcome back.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 10, 2013, 06:24:48 AM
Watching the second season of Nuka Break reminded me of this place and I thought I'd see if it still existed. It didn't take that long to find this site and create an account, but it turned out to take some six weeks to get it activated - I had already forgotten about the whole thing again :)

Yeah, sorry about that. We've ended up on a lot of spammer lists as a targeted board, which is why Chucky set up the approval list.

The general idea is that if you wait a few days after people register, most spammers will move on because they pretty much run on bots anyway.

But sometimes we admins forget to actually check the lists which means legitimate posters slip through the cracks. (I noticed your name.)

(Oddly enough, some patient spammer actually spammed us anyway, which I've now removed and banned.)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on December 11, 2013, 03:07:30 AM
Holy crap, welcome back Gretchy! I remember you from years ago, man, its good to see a familiar name on this board again.

Thanks for posting about the trips! I've had a fascination with Russia since I was a kid, and I know some of the language, so i'll be sure to check out the photos from Chernobyl.

Also, I feel you about the IT gig. My cousins are working in IT and being very successful, and while i've considered it, I don't want to spend my career in front of a computer screen. It seems like thats really where the moneys at though, especially if you don't have a college degree.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Petrarch on December 11, 2013, 12:31:38 PM
I am here to formally revoke my Unwashed Bachelor status, because as of yesterday, I'm officially a married man. Had formal cuff links for the service but swapped them for Nuka Cola ones at the evening do.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Gretchy Anklekicker on December 11, 2013, 12:54:07 PM
I feel very tempted to post one more link regarding our Ukrainian trip. This one's a nine minute video that covers it all more or less - including the Chernobyl visit itself.
It's a bit random at times as none of the contents were planned for the video to begin with. It has its moments however after the slow beginning. The video doesn't show me that much, but that can't really be considered as a minus. The video is mostly in Finnish, but I made subtitles for it as suggested by my brother (the narrator).

http://kiev.gtfo.biz/

As for the IT industry, I agree that it pays relatively well. I spend most of my days at the computer anyway, so it's not a huge problem for me either. Now that I've been away from work for three months, I've managed to forget some of the downsides to it, but I still remember that it used to be mentally demanding and the company was doing its best making it worse and worse. I have no solid plans yet as I decided to recover from my earlier career for the rest of the year, but I'm likely looking after something less stressing even if it pays only half the earlier salary. I might try to apply for a work at the customs or possibly become a guard or a bouncer.

Also, congratulations Petrach!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on December 11, 2013, 01:56:45 PM
I am here to formally revoke my Unwashed Bachelor status, .

Congrats
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on December 11, 2013, 06:37:53 PM
Congrats Petrarch!

The "Bachelor Hunks of the Unwashed Village" Calendar is going to be a little sparse this year.

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I spend most of my days at the computer anyway
So do I. But 10+ years of staring at a screen everyday really gets to you. some days, I just want to get back in touch with the material world.

anyway, cool video thanks for sharing
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on December 12, 2013, 12:50:33 AM
I am here to formally revoke my Unwashed Bachelor status, because as of yesterday, I'm officially a married man. Had formal cuff links for the service but swapped them for Nuka Cola ones at the evening do.

Whoa!!!!

And gratz!

And good call on the cufflinks!

But does this mean the world is soon going to end??
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 12, 2013, 06:02:18 AM
Congrats, Petrach!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on December 31, 2013, 11:03:45 AM
Belated congrats, I thought I'd replied already actually.

I hope you have a long peaceful and productive marriage.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on February 24, 2014, 06:18:37 AM
   This weekend, I visited my best friend in high school for his "guys baby shower" (which involved a lot more beer than baby gifts), after not spending time with him for 2 years. But I realized that maybe we've begun to fall out. Its made me think about where my life is headed.

   I probably didn't mention this earlier, but during the last week of December, my dad had a near fatal heart attack (his heart actually stopped 4 times). He has made quite a swift recovery, and is now pretty much back to normal conditions. Albiet with small permenant heart damage. To think that without great medical care or even 15 minutes more time, he might not be alive now; It makes me question the mortality of things. Thank god for St. Louis having very good hospitals. Losing my father at this point would be devastating. He still gets upset easily and yells too much.

   Heres something I wrote today that pretty much sums up my feelings about God. Sorry this is so long, but I know how much you guys like reading and writing.

"I've realized a lot of things today. The power to change yourself, and make a difference in the lives of others, is within us all. But without realizing a need, this power will fade. I believe that finding that need is the closest we can get to accepting "God" in this mortal world. I hope everyone finds their need."
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on February 24, 2014, 05:45:54 PM
Thanks for sharing; very well done.

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Post by: TK on March 02, 2014, 10:22:09 PM
I finally got myself an iPhone, after years of not having a smart phone I can lurk from anywhere. It has also made organising house stuff much more easy. Go go 5c power.
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Post by: AcdQueen89 on March 03, 2014, 02:05:31 AM
I knit these (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99576946@N03/12892899545/). I are thrilled. My first "real" pair. Now I wait for sock madness to start (sock knitting insanity that follows the basic bracket system of March madness)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 04, 2014, 12:22:35 AM
Nice!

So now you're gonna knit a playoff bracket?
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Post by: AcdQueen89 on March 04, 2014, 03:03:53 AM
Aye. Qualifying round started this morning. Two weeks to finish the pair, then we get separated into teams to compete in speed rounds.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on March 22, 2014, 10:56:03 PM
So.... I Take it this means that you are a socky player? :)

I suppose I should add something of intrest in my life that's going on...

Me and my brother are learning how to brew beer, just started a couple days ago.

 Still drive my same old 1986 AMC eagle I learned to drive in back in the day, sans original computer ecu controlled carb.

And I seem to have graduated to "That crazy guy that is behind the counter at the gas station" rather then just a clerk at a local gas station. I  also sometimes feel like I'm living some sort of free form interpretation of clerks.

Oh well, I tried to throw something out there lol...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on March 23, 2014, 01:20:41 PM
Man, I am at a low, a low, a low!  Unemployed, and, uhm.  Actually really I guess my only problem is I'm unemployed.  IT's stressing me the fuck out though!  And I can't decide whether or not I want to go back into education.  I had a handle on my alcoholism and I was looking handsome as fuck, and I started teaching,  and I started boozing again and my hair is turning pure white.  DECISIONS.  I mean, I like teaching, but jesus christ it is so stressful it's destroying my body.  WHAT TO DO
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on March 23, 2014, 05:27:35 PM
Substitue while you figure it out. It's steady, it's cash, it exposes you to different ages. If you think "fuck it" then move on, if not become a regular teacher.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on March 23, 2014, 08:37:57 PM
What kind of teaching do you do? What grades? Perhaps its the environment rather then the act of teaching that is the issue?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on March 25, 2014, 07:47:30 AM
I had a tutor at uni who was brilliant, nice guy and always had something interesting to say, he was a raging binge alcoholic though. There were many times we were sitting waiting and he didn't show, the next class he'd be there rumpled and dejected with a severe case of Gin sweats. He coped I suppose but barely, the problem was he loved teaching and he loved the bottle.

I used to be terrible for consuming copious amounts of alcohol till I found a lady to marry and had children, I drink as much a year as I used to most weeks and even less than some spectacularly indulgent days.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on April 04, 2014, 01:55:39 PM
To answer questions, I teach secondary level math mainly, algebra, geometry, calculus.  But I also teach physics and I also teach english! 

Seriously, I'm certified to teach math, english, and physics in american public schools.  I have perfect scores on every part of every standardized test regarding english, math, and physics.  I tried to do bio and chemistry too but I can't remember all the stupid names.

Sometimes I feel like a cliche.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Thanatos on April 04, 2014, 01:57:12 PM
I used to be terrible for consuming copious amounts of alcohol till I found a lady to marry and had children, I drink as much a year as I used to most weeks and even less than some spectacularly indulgent days.

And hey, good for you bro.  Glad you beat it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on April 05, 2014, 04:52:20 AM
To answer questions, I teach secondary level math mainly, algebra, geometry, calculus.  But I also teach physics and I also teach english! 

Seriously, I'm certified to teach math, english, and physics in american public schools.  I have perfect scores on every part of every standardized test regarding english, math, and physics.  I tried to do bio and chemistry too but I can't remember all the stupid names.

Sometimes I feel like a cliche.
That's a hell of a roster! My brother is "only" certified as a english teacher! Math drives him mad  :laugh:
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on June 23, 2014, 05:55:35 PM
We just had an offer accepted on a house. We're hoping for a short closing
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Gretchy Anklekicker on June 24, 2014, 09:19:59 PM
Latest going on in my life is that we made a stop motion movie about my beard with two of my brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBhehquDTUY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBhehquDTUY)  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on June 26, 2014, 08:16:33 PM
The Moron Brothers??

Hey, I thought I had that copyrighted!

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Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 30, 2014, 04:52:31 AM
Had my 20 year high school reunion last night.

It was fun.
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Post by: BlueCross on July 04, 2014, 07:00:14 PM
I went shopping for paint yesterday.

I'll go again today.

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Post by: AcdQueen89 on July 05, 2014, 01:24:05 AM
I went shopping for paint yesterday.

I too will be doing this soon. It makes me sad that husbeast is colorblind so I'll be choosing colors that are subject to his veto (but I'll probably still get my way)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on July 05, 2014, 04:54:37 PM
I'll be choosing colors that are subject to his veto (but I'll probably still get my way)

Unmarrieds, Nota Bene.
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Post by: AcdQueen89 on July 06, 2014, 03:45:16 AM
I keep telling him to pick colors, he just doesnt do it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on July 27, 2014, 04:40:28 AM
In a few weeks I'll be returning to University after 3 years on hiatus, and in a couple years I should have a degree in business. I'm not looking forward to writing essays again.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on July 28, 2014, 05:52:14 AM
You could major in some science, and then do 4 hour labs which give you one measly credit.

I'd rather write essays.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on July 28, 2014, 03:52:23 PM
   So I literally just called my boss and quit my job I've been at for 2 years cold turkey.  Someone give me my fucking Night Owl Member Card (I hope someone remembers this!). It was a pretty shitty thing of me to do, especially since it was a small shop and I was his sole employee, but I had no choice; I hated that job, my life, and I couldn't stand another day.
   This past week was one of the worst of my life. I suffered a family death (aunt) and I decided that I couldn't stand living with a family who I no longer felt comfortable, safe or trusting around. So I stayed with my cousin for the weekend. I'm back at home for now, my mom and sister think i'm crazy for quitting, and when my dad wakes up i'm afraid he might literally have a heart attack and die when he finds out. They don't trust me to be an adult and make my own decisions.
    I'm going to spend the next couple of weeks looking for a better job, maybe serving or bartending, something that I can do during the evenings while i'm at school. If I don't find one by then, i'm leaving. I'm prepared to live out of my car for a bit if need be.

   The only person who knows the right thing for you to do is yourself, and I've realized that now. My parents are making less money now than they were 20 years ago, and If I listened to them I might be doing the same. Every few years I have a life changing moment, and I just had one. I know I come to this forum and post a lot of sad shit, but is nice to have a place where I can let my feelings flow. If anyone wants to say anything to me, feel free to PM me, I would appreciate any encouragement. Sorry about the rant.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on July 28, 2014, 07:36:03 PM
This is the place for rants.  Good job, btw!

And good luck!  I think (and hope) you made the right choice.
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Post by: AcdQueen89 on July 28, 2014, 09:15:30 PM
What bc said.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on July 30, 2014, 07:35:07 PM
Congratulations on going back to uni, quitting a crappy soul sucking job can be a defining moment, it makes a huge difference when you're happy and you trust that people around you are competent and have your interests in mind.

I've cut all contact with my extended family, they were just an emotional drain and a chore, they were also proving themselves a liability to my young family. I've not been in a more assured confident position at any point in my life. Of course there's still the odd twinge of nostalgia and regret but to open that door again would be to let in a sea of bad memories and toxic possessive demands.

Good luck to you, I hope it works out for you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on July 31, 2014, 03:39:13 AM
there's still the odd twinge of nostalgia and regret but to open that door again would be to let in a sea of bad memories and toxic possessive demands.

Awesomeness.

[clarification edit]
meaning wonderfully constructed sentence, almost poetic.  Didn't want anyone to think I was being sarcastic or smarmy.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Desolo on August 05, 2014, 02:15:57 AM
 Keep plugging away Hanged Man, and good luck.... its hard sometimes to go and do your own thing, and I respect that.
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Post by: The Hanged Man on September 03, 2014, 03:51:44 PM
Quote
Keep plugging away Hanged Man, and good luck.... its hard sometimes to go and do your own thing, and I respect that.

I think you meant Killmod.  :laugh:

Anyway... erm...

I got my results last month, found out that I now have an A level in Politics and Business studies, officially making me untrustworthy.

I'm starting university at the end of the month, which I'm quite looking forward to, a fresh start, with new people and a new goal in life.

My friend also wrote a book, in which I was listed as a special thanks, I'm quite proud of the fact that he was able to get something out there. Especially at his age (he's just started college) with such good quality works to. I was there on launch day and got a signed copy, which I've never done before but it was totally worth doing.
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Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 06, 2014, 08:01:03 AM
NANOWRIMO
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Post by: Hoopy Frood on November 22, 2014, 10:32:57 PM
My father passed away around 2:00 PM CST today.
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Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 23, 2014, 04:41:28 AM
I'm sorry Hoppy, let us know if you need anything
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Post by: TK on November 24, 2014, 11:51:47 PM
Sorry to hear that Hoopy, my thoughts are with you and your family.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on November 25, 2014, 05:13:47 PM
You have my condolences Hoopy. I came extremely close to losing my Father less than a year ago, and it really opened my eyes. Heres a quote from the classic Disney movie The Fox and the Hound

"Goodbye may seem forever, farewell is like the end. But in my heart's a memory, and there you'll always be"
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Gretchy Anklekicker on January 03, 2015, 07:51:55 PM
Yesterday was my first day at school in over 18 years.

I had enough with the company I had worked for 18 years (in software development) and volunteered to be laid off as they had been constantly having lay-offs in our department for over 5 years. I didn't have any real future plans at the time but thought I'd figure out something. I was looking around for a bit over a year until I decided I'll start studying to be a practical nurse. Naturally that profession isn't as profitable as IT, but I thought I didn't need that much income anyway. I just end up buying silly stuff ;)

As for other happenings of lately, I graduated 1st kyu (final brown belt) in aikido just before Christmas and should start training also kenjutsu later this month.
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Post by: BlueCross on January 04, 2015, 01:27:55 AM
I decided I'll start studying to be a practical nurse.

Awesome, sounds great!

And good luck!
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Post by: Hoopy Frood on January 05, 2015, 04:05:36 AM
I've never been a fan of impractical nurses so I think you're choosing the right path on that.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on March 03, 2015, 07:11:49 AM
I finally got a part time job, at a certain casual upscale sandwich shop chain, for minum wage (which is $7.65 here in Mo).  I think that any job that pays their employees less than $8.00 an hour doesn't take their employees seriously, at that point they are just nickel and diming people to poverty. I told myself I would not make any less than that (since thats what I started at my last job as a cashier two and a half years ago). I was tempted to tell the manager to fuck off, and walk out, but I was desperate enough not to. At least it seems pretty easy and modestly fun and casual, and it will be at a brand new store very close to my house.

I spend pretty much all my time job searching online, which may sound kind of lazy until you realize that most places that aren't restaurants do applications online in 2015 and not in store. Or at the least, they advertise jobs online.  Even the ones that don't, need a copy of your application and resume anyway. Its a waste of time and gas to go to 5 places in an afternoon, only to have 3 of them tell you to apply online, and other two take your application but shove it under the other 50 and never call you back.
   Jobs and I don't have a great relationship; I have worked some seriously unpaying laborious jobs and I basically refuse to put my body at physical risk for a job ever again. Sometimes, working culture in the U.S. seems like modern indentured servitude, especially compared to those Europeans with their required vacation time and socialized healthcare darn them.

I have first months rent saved up for a place and i'd like to move out by May.

Job hunting is quite frustrating, and the past 6 moths have been pretty grueling. Working multiple jobs is now fairly common too, what the hell happened?

Oh, and uh, my 20 year old sister graduates Marine boot camp in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on March 04, 2015, 02:44:27 AM
I finally got a part time job

Great!

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Oh, and uh, my 20 year old sister graduates Marine boot camp in 2 weeks.

Awesome!!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Chucara on March 10, 2015, 10:56:55 PM
To pass the time I've been making mods for Left 4 Dead, I've added a UV easter egg to one of them, so I hope to increase traffic here. :)

Oooh ooh.. Which one(s)? I love that game - are they available from the Steam Workshop? Gimme links, man!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on March 11, 2015, 10:09:08 AM
Excellent news about the job Killmod!

I'm glad that worked out for you.  :)

To pass the time I've been making mods for Left 4 Dead, I've added a UV easter egg to one of them, so I hope to increase traffic here. :)

Oooh ooh.. Which one(s)? I love that game - are they available from the Steam Workshop? Gimme links, man!

Man... This is old but fortunately I managed to find a link to the mod.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=150258955

It's also on l4dmaps.com, if you prefer a manual installation.
http://www.l4dmaps.com/details.php?file=25471

Sadly, no one's noticed the UV reference yet, in the comments.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on April 13, 2015, 03:31:36 AM
After using a computer nearly everyday for 13 years I finally joined the OSX masterrace. Meaning that I bought an 8 year old iMac for $200 running OSX Lion. I can now say that I've used all 3 major Operating Systems yay. I like Apple, and I think their design is generally great, but its not perfect. And some of their pricing is absurd.

This Semester is getting close to the end. Japanese is tough, but thankfully this is the only year I am required to take. My major requires me to spend a year learning a language and spending some time overseas, which I am planning to spend 2 weeks in Japan in about a year. I have never been overseas. Unfortunatly I have at least 3 more semesters of college.

Still Driving the Volvo 240. I had to replace a $160 mass air flow sensor in December, but it has run great during the rest of the winter and until now. I love my car, but I want something faster and sexier; my dream is to get a 2 door coupe version with a turbo for my "classic garaged car" when i'm older. In February, when I was visiting my girlfriend I stupidly went in 4 inches of snow with bad tires. I barely made it back; I had a terrifying experience going down a narrow one lane lane expressway on the highway. My car did a 180 and luckily I pulled the handbrake in time to slide 18 inches from the barrier. It was intense.

currently working but they cut my hours in half. The job is rather enjoyable but working 3 hour shifts pushes my toleration. Looking for a full time summer job.

so erm yeah thats whats going on in my life now
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on April 13, 2015, 09:49:43 AM
I've been promoted to IT service desk co-ordinator. I manage a team, drive the IT support, develop our desktop build and am generally an IT smarty pants. Life is good.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Chucara on April 15, 2015, 10:16:21 PM
I started a new job last monday. Been with AVEVA (UK company) for nearly 8 years, so it felt a bit strange. But now I can cross being headhunted off my bucket list. So far the new job is awesome.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on April 16, 2015, 04:42:03 AM
Congrats on the new job!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on June 04, 2015, 03:20:07 PM
Taking a few summer classes and I just got a full time job at Starbucks. My goal is to move out by the end of the summer. Most days during the week i'm essentially busy from 8:30am-9:30pm. I have also been drug free for 6 weeks. Been in a relationship for the past few months, she keeps my ass in line, but due to our conflicting schedules I don't see her as much as I'd like to. My great aunt died a few days ago at 93; She was an extraordinarily kind person, a big inspiration in my life for the value of happiness, contentedness, and keeping faith in god. She never had any children either, which I think may be part of the reason why she always seemed so happy. However, for the past year or so she had been struggling with dementia/alzheimer's, which is a big personal fear for me so I didn't see her, for fear that she wouldn't remember me. By the sounds of things, she was ready to go though.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dessert Ranger on June 07, 2015, 05:19:14 PM
I got accepted to a nearby university that has Museum Studies for me, so I'm excited for that. I'm taking a Physical Education class over the summer since my Associates Degree demands one, so I decided to do Boot Camp Fitness (Hopefully my ass won't get kicked). It's been a slow life so far. Maybe I'll join the French Foreign Legion to make it interesting.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on June 13, 2015, 07:50:40 AM
   Long story short, I forced myself out of my parents house after a dramatic incident involving them that put my safety at risk. Living with some other family members on the other side of town for the past week, but I don't plan on being here for long. Not sure where I'll live in the coming weeks. Still working full time and going to school. I seriously hate working sometimes, especially full time something I don't particular enjoy doing. Getting trapped in the idea that a person should work 40 hours a week for 40 years and then retire just to enjoy life's pleasures seems like accepting basically indentured servitude as a fact of life. Especially nowadays its unrealistic for millenials. I don't see myself living that kind of lifestyle forever, even if it works.
My parents have serious problems, especially together, that I spent a lot of time trying to fix. But seeing the same problems for 5, 10, 20 years made me realize that people never really change. I still love them, and I won't hold anything against them, but I can't live with them again. They just think differently than I do. Oh, and also my gf left me the other day. Icing on the fucking shit cake. I didn't care very much. I hate dating, the thought of getting to know someone on a personal and deep level and building trust only for them to pull the plug, decide they're not into you, and you lose all investment and effort you made. I have enough trouble trusting people I've known my entire life, why would I trust a total stranger?
Anyway, I'll probably keep you all updated... Hope that I don't have to live out of my Volvo
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on June 21, 2015, 01:43:27 AM
After a week and a half, I moved back in with my parents for the time being. I'm a very stubborn person who hates asking for help. I could have kept on running, but I chose to go back to them, on my own terms, and felt like the smart thing to do was save up money for a place this fall. I'm grateful that the rest of my family cares about my safety, and was willing to board me for even longer. I hate turning this into an online journal, but the past 2 weeks have given me a lot of perspective. I spent a lot of time trying to fix their problems (because I felt like they directly affected me), but some things can't be "fixed". Even as an adult in mid 20s I can say that my parents think differently from me, and thats okay. I like to think that by the magic of genetics I have the best of their traits and none of the worst ;)

Edit: Everyday I wake up and still am grateful that my father survived his severe heart attack more than a ago, and wonder how things could have been. There are probably many different dimensions where he didn't survive, but thank fully I only have to experience one of them.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Becc on June 22, 2015, 10:39:06 PM
Well, I clearly have nothing better to do than join old ambiguously-living internet forums, but y'all seem cool so whatever.  :)

Hi.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 23, 2015, 04:39:31 AM
Well, I clearly have nothing better to do than join old ambiguously-living internet forums, but y'all seem cool so whatever.  :)

Hi.

Hello and welcome! Don't mind the tumbleweeds.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on June 23, 2015, 07:46:06 AM
Hi.

Hello and welcome! Don't mind the tumbleweeds.

Or the tangerines
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on July 22, 2015, 08:03:08 PM
A few days ago, I found out that my uncle passed away. It was the second death in my extended family in the past year, and a major one.
The thing about my uncle was, he had a stroke about 20 years ago, a few years after I was born. The stroke impaired him physically and mentally; Although he could fully understand normal speech, he lost most ability to speak smoothly and basically all ability to read. His communication was limited to one or two words at a time (i.e. Yes, Beer, Thank you etc) and had a limited vocabulary. He lost the ability to use his right arm, and had to walk with a cane slowly. Most people would assume he was mentally handicapped, and many people probably did when we went out, but I always talked to him just like anyone else, and he could understand me. I never (or at least, rarely) talked down to him, since even with his handicap, he was always smiling and laughing and was interested and listening to what everyone had to say, even if he couldn't respond easily. Much of my life was spent planning around his physical limitations, and even though it was frustrating for him (just "frustrating" he would say) he taught me that personality shines through unfortunate handicaps that can and do affect many people.

I've been dreaming about work lately. Even inside our own imaginations, sometimes we cannot escape the stress of work and that is true torture. My job as a barista is pretty easy, but as my final year of college comes up, I'm considering not working so I can concentrate on absorbing what I'm learning in school. Working full time and going to school full time makes it hard to focus on either. I feel very bittersweet about college; I want to be done badly and get on with my life, but I enjoy the safety and information in academia. I wish I was enjoying my college more than I am though.

After college, i'm convinced that I want to spend time in another place, but i'm not sure where. I'm sure no matter where else I was at, I wouldn't feel like "I belong" as much as my hometown, and I'm convinced that wherever you go, people and things are basically the same.

Working and being in school has also made it hard for me to enjoy the summer. As I get older, I've begun to realize that its been a long time, far too long, since I've made happy "memories" with the people I love, and its something I want to catch up on in the coming years, and make a focus towards in future relationships and when I eventually start my own family. People come and go, but the memories live on forever within you.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dessert Ranger on July 24, 2015, 05:45:02 AM
A few days ago, I found out that my uncle passed away. It was the second death in my extended family in the past year, and a major one.
The thing about my uncle was, he had a stroke about 20 years ago, a few years after I was born. The stroke impaired him physically and mentally; Although he could fully understand normal speech, he lost most ability to speak smoothly and basically all ability to read. His communication was limited to one or two words at a time (i.e. Yes, Beer, Thank you etc) and had a limited vocabulary. He lost the ability to use his right arm, and had to walk with a cane slowly. Most people would assume he was mentally handicapped, and many people probably did when we went out, but I always talked to him just like anyone else, and he could understand me. I never (or at least, rarely) talked down to him, since even with his handicap, he was always smiling and laughing and was interested and listening to what everyone had to say, even if he couldn't respond easily. Much of my life was spent planning around his physical limitations, and even though it was frustrating for him (just "frustrating" he would say) he taught me that personality shines through unfortunate handicaps that can and do affect many people.

I've been dreaming about work lately. Even inside our own imaginations, sometimes we cannot escape the stress of work and that is true torture. My job as a barista is pretty easy, but as my final year of college comes up, I'm considering not working so I can concentrate on absorbing what I'm learning in school. Working full time and going to school full time makes it hard to focus on either. I feel very bittersweet about college; I want to be done badly and get on with my life, but I enjoy the safety and information in academia. I wish I was enjoying my college more than I am though.

After college, i'm convinced that I want to spend time in another place, but i'm not sure where. I'm sure no matter where else I was at, I wouldn't feel like "I belong" as much as my hometown, and I'm convinced that wherever you go, people and things are basically the same.

Working and being in school has also made it hard for me to enjoy the summer. As I get older, I've begun to realize that its been a long time, far too long, since I've made happy "memories" with the people I love, and its something I want to catch up on in the coming years, and make a focus towards in future relationships and when I eventually start my own family. People come and go, but the memories live on forever within you.

I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on July 28, 2015, 02:29:02 AM
A few days ago, I found out that my uncle passed away. It was the second death in my extended family in the past year, and a major one.

My condolences.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on August 12, 2015, 07:33:59 PM
I got a "new" car. 1989 Volvo 740 Turbo. Replacing my 1988 Volvo 240, an iconic classic car, which made me passionate about cars and Volvo's design philosophy over the past 2 years. Volvo for Life.

The A/C finally works and so does the odometer. I can't wait to decide where I want to travel to, i'm thinking a trip to Florida in the next year.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on August 15, 2015, 12:43:56 AM
I finished my first year at University and it was a disaster to say the least, I didn't even get 10% of the overall mark for the whole year. This was mostly due to the fact that I had missed around 50% of my classes, because I was too depressed to face them. I spent a whole six months of my life lying every day just to make it from sunrise to sunset and it was one hell of a burden.

I had a poisonous anger inside of me that just burned away, stopping me from doing anything, I'd sit there for hours just getting more and more frustrated at things before I eventually gave up and went home or did some writing and eventually I couldn't even write anymore.

I could see my life falling apart and the worst part was that I didn't care, university didn't seem to matter, since my fellow students were assholes towards me and my lecturers were arrogant to say the least. When you can't sleep at night, because you just want to scream and punch the wall, taking shit from an old fart, because he apparently wrote a book at some point in his sad excuse of a life isn't all that appealing.

I did a number of stupid things during this time, just to keep it under wraps, I lied to throw people off of the scent, self harmed to keep control of my anger and broke contact with almost everyone in my life to keep myself from doing anything stupid and ruining my friendships. I honestly didn't see a future ahead of me and towards the end I was starting to plan on leaving my house and taking my chances out on the street, just so that I wouldn't burden my parents anymore.

When they found out, I thought I'd be disowned, they were disappointed and I doubt that anyone will trust me again but at least I don't have to lie anymore. It took us days to sort it out and my parents have been truly wonderful, understanding and supportive during that time. By all rights, they should have just told me to pack my bags and fuck off.

I've taken a year out of university to look into part time work, I was hoping to get something voluntary, where I could build up my confidence and take things easy, so that I could mature a little more. However, I was pleasantly surprised when an old teacher from high school got into contact with me and informed me that she had a placement at my old high school as an assistant of some sorts. It's paid work in a familiar environment, I don't even care if it's only for a month, it's perfect. (I don't know how long it's for right now.)

I'm actually quite excited to start it, hopefully this is the first step on the road to a brighter future.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on August 16, 2015, 06:14:47 AM
That was intense, I read the whole thing, but thanks for sharing! Thats why this place (and this thread) exists.

I had a similar experience when I left university a few years ago, which I decided literally an hour before I went home for Christmas break, after talking to talk to the first girl I ever actually loved, but I would never hear from again. Your parents support you like they should, and thats good. My advice is to think long term, get some psychiatric help if you need it, and don't take too much time off from University! I took 3 years off partly due to depression and, it was a mistake. I can't speak for Universities in the UK, but I wouldn't recommend trying to finish university in your mid or late 20s, it fucking sucks. Get it over with and get a good paying career where you won't have to work 80 hours a week.

   As for me, the summers winding down and I can't wait for fall. As you get older, time goes by faster. I do a lot of things alone now, and its hard to see a significant other in my life when i'm not even sure what Love is.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Chucara on August 31, 2015, 10:38:46 PM
Yes, welcome indeed! Come to have your hope crushed and to feer our illusions for grandeur, stay because you can't make you way of out of the bastard bar.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on October 30, 2015, 05:49:19 PM
An Ikea store finally opened in St. Louis, and I went for the first time yesterday. For the past few years, I've had a real interest in scandinavian design so I was really excited. It was an experience, and such a famous corporate presence makes St. Louis feel a little more significant. It was mostly what I expected, but by the end I was pretty sick of seeing the minimalist styled furniture. Most everything felt as cheap as I'd heard, and the purposefully confusing layout felt very un-scandinavian.

I'd always idealized the midwest as the closest area the U.S. has to scandinavia; Settled by early northern europeans, Germans ( and in St. Louis' case at least, French). But people with a spirit of sensibility and integrity, who are drawn to the heartland and not the busy rich coasts. Obviously this is abstract idealism, but I wondered when in time we would develop a stronger cultural identity like the nordic countries.

I will say though, that Missouri (and most of southern Illinois) is probably the most assbackwards least progressive part of the Midwest. We like to say that Missouri would have been the last state to legalize gay marriage and marijuana use.

Also, at my job about half the staff has quit over the past month with no notice. Now after 5 months, I'm the most experienced person who isn't a manager. The company I work for is pretty big, and they're bullshitting everyone about getting promised raises. With only about a year of school left, I'm trying to focus on getting an internship and/or a better job.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on October 31, 2015, 04:08:00 PM
Also, at my job about half the staff has quit over the past month with no notice. Now after 5 months, I'm the most experienced person who isn't a manager. The company I work for is pretty big, and they're bullshitting everyone about getting promised raises. With only about a year of school left, I'm trying to focus on getting an internship and/or a better job.

I know that feeling,somehow ending up the veteran member of a group, it's weird. :S

Hope you find a more enjoyable job soon.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on October 31, 2015, 04:21:58 PM
I've been working at my job for two months now, so far I love it. I started off mostly doing admin stuff, copying, typing up timetables and other things that most other people don't have time for. To me, it was a lot of fun, having a clear goal at the end of the day and pretty much went above and beyond the call of duty.

Since then, I've been working with the kids there a few times a week, helping them with homework and such. I honestly didn't think I'd be able to do it but considering that I was able to understand mathematics concepts that stumped me five years ago, without touching it since, in an effective way, I don't think I'm doing too bad at it.  :laugh:

Had a bit of a rocky start with some of the children, they all have ASDs (autism/aspergers syndrome) and even keeping this in mind, some of them can be kind of difficult to talk to or will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth as you walk away, after being undermined for the forth time that day. I am getting there with most of them, you just got to figure out what works and what doesn't, being facetious most of the time helps but some of them don't get humor at all.

I'm getting better at sorting problems out as well, a girl with OCD did her maths homework at one point and decided that she wanted to do it all over again, because she made a small mistake and had to tipex over it. The problem is though that she's days behind on her work, because she's such a perfectionist that it takes her hours to do the most basic of tasks, because it has to be done to frameable standards.

So, I ran her maths homework through the photocopier and presto, no more tipex! :D

Saved her and her poor tutor another hour's worth of maths homework, despite assurances that it wouldn't work.

I've mostly been blowing my wages on video games, capture software and a microphone, since I'm starting a new youtube account. I've done accounts in the past but haven't put much thought or effort into them. I decided to start a small web series, where I talk about some of the games that I find are worth talking about, to keep me busy and to improve my speaking skills, which are somewhat weak.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDLiUD3sBouz62al4bFn8kA

I've had fun with it so far and my friends have been quite supportive and have even helped with production. Done a pilot episode that wasn't perfect, due to software changes and that, mid production but at least the second one will be consistently good/bad. :P

So yeah... That's my life, school monday to friday and shitty games on the weekend as well as some writing on the side. Don't think things have ever been so good, since I feel like I'm finally comfortable with being who I am, at the place where I always wanted to be.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Pipboy 2000 on November 03, 2015, 09:02:47 PM
I have nothing going on in my life that is at all interesting or worth talking about...

but I wanted to drop in and say hi :)

My Body is Ready!

(http://i.imgur.com/DHzh6b6.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: BlueCross on November 04, 2015, 02:53:09 AM
Awesomeness.

And by the way, when I saw your 'by-line' in passing, I thought it said "Administrator of Thongs."

Well...  once can always hope.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 04, 2015, 07:20:12 AM
With all this talk about Fallout.... is anyone doing NANOWRIMO?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Pipboy 2000 on November 04, 2015, 05:27:29 PM
Awesomeness.

And by the way, when I saw your 'by-line' in passing, I thought it said "Administrator of Thongs."

Well...  once can always hope.

(https://seagazing.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/both-downey.gif)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 05, 2015, 03:47:43 AM

(https://seagazing.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/both-downey.gif)

Thong-like things?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on November 12, 2015, 01:00:39 PM
Why am I excited about getting a new oven?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dessert Ranger on November 12, 2015, 08:06:58 PM
Why am I excited about getting a new oven?

So you can bake soooooo many fucking brownies
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Several_brownies.jpg)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on December 12, 2015, 09:17:20 AM
Crashed and wrecked my fucking car tonight. The red Turbo Volvo I bought 6 months ago. I named him, and this is no exaggeration I told my friends this, "Angrew the Ferrari Hunter".

The good news that I wans't hurt, and didn't hit anyone else. It was a dark night, the roads were a little wet, I tried showing off for the BMW behind me like a dumbass by slamming the pedal and going 50 in a 35 around a wide turn. In rear wheel drive cars (which this was, but most cars aren't) losing control tends to make the car understeer, which makes the front and back ends spin in opposite direction. Its a thrilling and terrifying feeling which requires skill to fix. I knew immediately when I lost traction and tried to adjust but wouldn't be able to. I hit a car sized boulder at the corner of two streets, thankfully not near anything else.

Car accidents are fucking terrifying because they happen more quickly than you can react and remind you that you are driving a machine much more powerful than yourself. They are also one of the biggest killers in the country. I'm just really glad I wasn't hurt and didn't hit anyone else.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on December 12, 2015, 02:28:25 PM
Crashed and wrecked my fucking car tonight. The red Turbo Volvo I bought 6 months ago. I named him, and this is no exaggeration I told my friends this, "Angrew the Ferrari Hunter".

The good news that I wans't hurt, and didn't hit anyone else. It was a dark night, the roads were a little wet, I tried showing off for the BMW behind me like a dumbass by slamming the pedal and going 50 in a 35 around a wide turn. In rear wheel drive cars (which this was, but most cars aren't) losing control tends to make the car understeer, which makes the front and back ends spin in opposite direction. Its a thrilling and terrifying feeling which requires skill to fix. I knew immediately when I lost traction and tried to adjust but wouldn't be able to. I hit a car sized boulder at the corner of two streets, thankfully not near anything else.

Car accidents are fucking terrifying because they happen more quickly than you can react and remind you that you are driving a machine much more powerful than yourself. They are also one of the biggest killers in the country. I'm just really glad I wasn't hurt and didn't hit anyone else.

Shit man, how bad's the damage to your car? Think you'll be able to get it fixed?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on December 12, 2015, 09:29:11 PM
Nah, its totaled.

I still have my other running old Volvo though.

In other news;
I'm getting tired of Starbucks still. I used to have fun, but aren't really anymore, I've seen them make a lot of changes and I've seen a lot of people leave. Its true that some customers who go to Starbucks everyday can be douches (but not all). Want to get a paid internship at a large firm in the business district.
 
I found out that my school is requiring me to take another semester of Japanese to finish my degree than I was originally told (because a different class stopped being offered). I took 2 semesters, but it would be over a year between then and my 3rd, and that shit is a lot of work! Still planning to take the trip to Japan in May.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on February 21, 2016, 10:18:56 PM
Last Thursday, someone that I've had feelings for since high school broke up with me after 4 months of dating. I normally wouldn't waste my time writing about that here, but this girl was kind of special, so maybe i'll look back on this in the future and laugh about it a bit. It didn't bother me that much.
A big part of the reason I was staying at my parents house was because I lived close to her, so after we split I immediately looked for another place to stay (closer to my college). Well, I found one and today I signed my first lease ever. I suppose thats something that IS worth my time to write about. Its a room in a house owned by a professor at my college with 4 other roommates who are students. As far as location, I couldn't ask for anything better, literally across the street from campus, compared to the 45 minute each way train ride I had been doing.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Fiddles on April 06, 2016, 04:14:56 AM
My cat bit me today so I guess it could go better but thanks for asking!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on April 09, 2016, 06:41:32 AM
I just want a cute (thick) hipster girl, who gets coffee with me, appreciates my love for old Volvos and IKEA, and is smarter than me. Smart enough to argue with me and tell me why i'm wrong.  Oh, and is willing to put up with my quirks long term. Other than these i'm not too picky. I guess thats too much to ask for.

Heres something I wrote for an Ex but I never really plan on sending her. I got the idea from Dale Cernegie (a fellow Missourian), you guys should try it.

I never told you that I loved you, but I felt it. Love is an energy that comes and goes. In my case, it goes away pretty slowly. I think this is because its so hard for me to accept love in the first place. I still feel the love for you and other people, lingering. Just because you break up with someone and don't talk again for years (or ever again) doesn't mean the love goes away too. Now i'm mature enough to understand that love can influence without controlling.

I think that love is a very human emotion. I mean, smart animals like Dogs don't really feel it. They feel respect, joy, loyalty and can even replicate love in their face, but they don't understand the concept of love, and how it is not always a positive emotion. I think that this difference is distinctly human. (and by the way, being away from dogs for the past few months has showed me how much that I fucking hate them). I take back what I said about animals; Dolphins might understand love. (Also, I wish loveshack were here to read this)


PS I bought and have been driving a 2001 Geo Metro (Read: Toyotta Corolla) its such a cheap piece of shit. I need another Volvo in my life.

What the fuck is going on in everyone else's life?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dessert Ranger on April 09, 2016, 11:36:13 PM
I pooped today

I'm on Tinder and Bumble not taking it seriously, hoping to find a female counterpart of a similar mindset.

The girls I feel some feeling for at my school are an in relationships, one of which baffles me due to the insane nature of their interactions. But hey, bitches be crazy
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on April 12, 2016, 07:06:25 PM
So due to a couple of reasons, one of which was my own lack of initiative for finding the right deadline, I found out today that I can no longer go to Japan with my school in May (for credit). This is a huge deal to me, I have been planning to go for over a year and have been telling everyone of my plans. What a fucking bummer, i'm not even sure how to feel right now. My major requires me to earn credit internationally to graduate.  The next trip is to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in January, which could be really interesting, but wasn't my first choice. I'm going to have to decide on that (and probably won't have a choice).

I started seeing a school counselor too, to get some things off my chest, and help me move on being more independent from my family.

I'd love to spend some time, a year or less, somewhere else. Lately I've been feeling like everything I do is for someone else, or "my" decisions are dependent on other people. Everything feels like a rat race, and I feel guilty or unconfident trying to do what I really want or what I'm most competent at.

I've been thinking about when I'm going to buy a house too. I'd like to be on my way by the time I'm 30, but that may be a stretch.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: madbringer on May 25, 2016, 05:10:22 AM
So, I felt like looking up UV again, guess it has been +- 2 years since the last time. Doesn't seem to be a lot happening around here, but hey, it's still up. That's something.

Ah, feeling a bit sappy. Fuck me, man. First i joined and posted, on the black-and-green forums with the roll-down threads, and talked with people like Paladin and BlueCross and all the others, must have been late 98 or early 99. No idea how people even understood me back then, I barely knew English. So long ago I cannot even clearly remember much in detail. Blurs. But nice blurs.

Cool people, awesome convos, fun times. Well, to be honest, I never was much of a member of the community. I posted some shitty Photoshop pics, wrote some BS from time to time. Not a regular, but I was around. Good memories.

I don't even know why I'm writing all this. Nostalgia, I guess (yes, I am a little drunk). To anyone reading and that even remembers me, I'm glad you were a part of my life, however small. UV was the first real internet community I was a part of, and I will be forever proud of that. Cheers to you, guys and gals, hope you're all doing good.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Turjan on May 25, 2016, 01:54:10 PM
Since January I've been making machinima type videos with the game Elite Dangerous. The first one I did was really just something for the amusement of my fellow galactic explorers, showcasing a peculiar bug in the game's engine.

But Elite-playing folk seemed to like its quirkiness, so I started making other videos about Commander Turjan and his travels.

Pretty soon I realised that what I'd been creating was pretty much Unwashed Village Turjan in Space, lol

It's up to 16 episodes now anyway, and as long as I keep thinking of suitably Turjan-esque stories I'll keep making these videos :)

Here's a link to my YouTube channel if anyone fancies a look.

Turjan's Travels (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3mSrJmFA0_XyekNLThvIvg)

For those UV who recall my story writing style of old, what would you say about Cmdr Turjan? Is he essentially just a slightly less tea-obsessed version of the same fellow who ran The Greasy Spoon tearoom? :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on May 26, 2016, 04:39:51 AM
Hello Madbringer and Turjan; long time no see the both of you. (Though, I've interacted with Turjan on Facebook on occasion.)

I shall try to check out some of your videos Turjan at some point.

As far as my life, still pretty much the same as it's been for a while now. Although, I'm going to be an uncle again in July. My younger sister will be having a daughter.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on May 26, 2016, 09:05:02 AM
Good to hear from you both, those were indeed blurry but fantastic days mad bringer, we're still here but as you see it's just a touch less busy.

I've not had time to get anywhere with elite dangerous yet because life is so busy but those videos make me want to spend some time on it Turjan.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on June 28, 2016, 01:53:39 AM
Came home from work on Tuesday to find out that my Grandmother died. It was very sudden and she had little time to react, after coughing up a great deal of blood.

Still, it hasn't sunk in yet, it's been a week and I still can't accept it on some level. I still think of her as present, as alive. Hell, I expected her to be at the café where we always met up on Wednesdays.

She was always supportive and loving and in my later life seeing her once a week helped me get through the worst period of my life. I'll honestly miss her...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on June 28, 2016, 05:09:24 AM
My condolences.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on June 28, 2016, 06:34:29 AM
I'm sorry for your loss
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dessert Ranger on July 01, 2016, 05:00:10 AM
I'm sorry to hear that
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Turjan on July 02, 2016, 11:40:41 PM
I empathise entirely Hanged Man, I lost my mother just over a year ago when she fell suddenly ill with two very aggressive cancers.

Still haven't got over the shock of that - probably never will actually. It was from her that I inherited all my creative and artistic abilities, so we were always close. I'm enjoying making my YouTube stories, but every time I finish one, there's still a part of my mind even now that wants to show the completed video to my mum to get her opinion of it.

And for all I know, that part of my mind will always be there, able to acknowledge that she's gone, but never truly willing to accept it.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on July 03, 2016, 01:45:09 AM
That's how I feel right now, I thought the other day of working on a book over the summer and I always wanted her to read it, since she used to read a lot. I remembered that she wasn't there to read it anymore and it was like hearing it all over again.

I haven't broken down yet, haven't had a proper reaction to it. I'm just really confused, the last time I saw her she turned away and I told her I'd 'see her,' didn't know that I was talking about her funeral. I'm kind of relieved that the funeral will be on Wednesday, I'd like to put this whole thing to rest and move on with my life. Right now it's not doing my family much good, least of all my Dad, who just lost his mum and is growing increasingly infuriated with my Uncle for not doing enough to help.

Sorry about your Mother Turjan, I honestly can't expect that anyone would be ready for that. Especially if it's at short notice.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on July 05, 2016, 08:14:54 PM
My coworker had to get rid of a pair of rats due to lease issues. Last week the rats came to us and my husband was amazingly excited. 36 hours into our care one of the rats passed, the only cause we can find was stress due to the move. The other rat was grieving but responsive and we were discussing the appropriate time to get her a new cage mate to help her over the grief. Last night she crashed and this morning we took her to the vet. We were too late to help her do anything but pass peacefully.

I know animals can hide being sick and that stress can and will speed up what would otherwise be a treatable illness. I know it's hard to comfort a grieving rat who lost a lifelong cage mate, especially when there's all sorts of other factors to count on like moving in with strangers. It feels like there should have been more for us to do even though I know it's just wishful thinking.

My husband is taking it hard while I'm caught between grief and practicality of facts. We had a chance to fulfill a promise that was made before my husband's dad died and it didn't last long. He's withdrawing into his natural grief response and I'm typing this. I wish there was something I could do for him but all I can do is wait and watch time.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Turjan on July 15, 2016, 06:15:25 PM
Still making my Turjan's Travels videos...this week was something a little bit special though - one of the things about YouTube gaming folk is the whole community aspect, and that can really come to the fore in creative endeavours. I've already had several Elite Dangerous YouTubers making guest appearances in previous episodes, but this latest episode goes one step further...

A YouTube friend and I decided to write and create a story to be seen from both sides - he's a guest star in my version, while I guest star in his. While we both knew what was going on in the scenes we shot mutually (of course - duh!), we kept each other a bit in the dark about the rest of the episode, for fun :)

Anyway, here's a link to my side of the story :-
Turjan's Travels #20 - Mutiny (https://youtu.be/TwPVv4395QY)

...and here's a link to Cmdr Josh Hawkins' version :-
Exploring the Milky Way Galaxy (Part 16) (https://youtu.be/B3Qpx70j0eE)

It was quite fun doing that story - it took me right back to that 3-Way Unwashed Village story written by Petrarch, Darkfox and Brom. One tale, three versions, each detailing the same events as seen from three perspectives :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on July 18, 2016, 04:22:53 AM
It was quite fun doing that story - it took me right back to that 3-Way Unwashed Village story written by Petrarch, Darkfox and Brom. One tale, three versions, each detailing the same events as seen from three perspectives :)

I remember that tale. Good times. I wonder whatever happened to Brom.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Grim 2.0 on July 27, 2016, 10:16:49 PM
I found this website through Fallout 2, I hope that this community becomes more active.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on July 28, 2016, 01:56:18 AM
I found this website through Fallout 2, I hope that this community becomes more active.

It's radioactive, if that counts.  :P
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on July 28, 2016, 04:35:20 AM
I found this website through Fallout 2, I hope that this community becomes more active.

Interesting choice of a board handle....
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dessert Ranger on July 28, 2016, 03:51:41 PM
I found this website through Fallout 2, I hope that this community becomes more active.

Don't we all dream of an Independent Wales?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Grim 2.0 on July 28, 2016, 06:39:05 PM
Interesting choice of a board handle....

*Flame Spam Flame Spam Flame Flame Flame Spam*
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: verdipit on July 31, 2016, 05:28:19 AM
Just joined the site, and have a lot to do before the summer wraps up!  I hope I manage to finish a project I started...
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Chucara on July 31, 2016, 11:30:46 PM
Well. It's been a while since I posted, so here goes.

My daughter is 3 years now, and still awesome.
- She's picking up phrases from her old folks she really shouldn't. Apparently I say 'For Fucks Sake' a lot.
- She now refers to the Pastor in church as 'the sorcerer' as my explanation of how a baptism works included 'magic'.

My fiancee is pregnant again, due August 5 (soon!).

We should probably get married at city hall for now. Danish laws kinda sorta require you to get married in order for my fiancee to stay in the house should something happen to me. I just feel it's lackluster, but we don't have time at the moment for a wedding proper.

Got a new dog as well - a border terrier.

Oh, and a new job. Switch from Team Black (oil-sector) to Team Green (renewable energy-sector). Oh, and my new job also got acquired by a large British conglomerate. (Last time it was AVEVA, this time it's Centrica, which in turn is owned by British Gas).

All in all, life's pretty awesome. I'm spending most of my evening programming a smarthome system. One of these days, I'll get to the UV game I really want to make. But I keep changing genres on the idea.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on August 01, 2016, 09:45:03 AM
Awesome, congratulations Chucara.
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Post by: Dessert Ranger on August 01, 2016, 05:11:20 PM
I'm new, so I never met you, but that sounds like all is going well, congrats!
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on August 01, 2016, 10:52:32 PM
I love my three to bits but they are the path to the root of all madness.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Rob on August 03, 2016, 08:55:35 PM
Hey folks,

I got an email the other day with a security update for our old vBulletin forums, which made me wonder if the group was still around.
One short Google search later and here I am.

Some of you may remember me, some may not.
I haven't been around for the better part of a decade.

Since the last time I was active I have had a few different jobs.
These days I work for a high-profile Electronic Security Contractor with the mostly made-up title IT Network Specialist.
What it amounts to is working with secure servers and various surveillance systems in some VERY cool places (and a few not-so-cool places).

I've gotten married since the last time I was here. My wife and I are expecting our first kid this coming January.

Those of you that remember me, feel free to hit me up.

I do see a few familiar names here: Hoopy Frood, Turjan, TK, Chucara, and Doombot.
Hopefully you're all doing well. :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on August 05, 2016, 11:16:50 PM
Wow hi Rob, it has indeed been a very long time.  Lots of life has happened over the last decade or so, the last seven have been particularly intense with starting a family right in the middle of financial crisis, buying a house, working some awful jobs to keep it all together and finally finding a job in IT working in the legal sector where my skills are appreciated and the people I work with are both competent and decent human beings. I manage my own support team and make most of the build decisions for our desktop environment which is a wonderful position to be in.

Good to see life is treating you well too.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Rob on August 11, 2016, 10:27:14 AM
That's awesome!

Currently my workload is a tad insane. I'm managing problem resolution with a client of ours. Stateside support has been largely useless, so I had to get their national management involved. If they don't perform at an expected pace I'm going to have to force them to escalate to the software engineers that built the software to begin with.

Then, simultaneously I'm supposed to build out and execute an elevator dispatch system that ties in with our security software.

I vaguely recall what free time was. Heh.

Grats on getting an it job, man!

I was in a similar situation for several years where I was vastly over qualified and grossly  underpaid, then this job came out of left field.

Funny enough, all I want now is an IT job closer to home. I've had enough of Seattle to last me a lifetime (or two).
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Gretchy Anklekicker on September 22, 2016, 04:12:21 PM
Got myself a third cat - a Maine Coon kitten - a couple of months ago. It just got 5 months old and weights now 7.2 kg (15.9 lbs).

Finally became shodan in aikido (black belt, 1st dan) last Sunday.

I'm also graduating as a practical nurse this December specializing in working with handicapped people. I used to work earlier as a software developer for almost 19 years. My future salary will be only half of the salary I had in my IT years, but I'm happy that I decided to quit my earlier job a couple of years ago. I've come to conclusion that I value my mental health more than money and also working with the handicapped people feels very rewarding in itself.

The attached photo is from my current work practice place - a school for handicapped children - where I brought the kitten for the children to see one day.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dessert Ranger on September 29, 2016, 05:44:33 PM
Cute Kitten

Also congrats on your advancement in Aikido and good luck on your Nursing job, hope it goes well!

Got myself a third cat - a Maine Coon kitten - a couple of months ago. It just got 5 months old and weights now 7.2 kg (15.9 lbs).

Finally became shodan in aikido (black belt, 1. dan) last Sunday.

I'm also graduating as a practical nurse this December specializing in working with handicapped people. I used to work earlier as a software developer for almost 19 years. My future salary will be only half of the salary I had in my IT years, but I'm happy that I decided to quit my earlier job a couple of years ago. I've come to conclusion that I value my mental health more than money and also working with the handicapped people feels very rewarding in itself.

The attached photo is from my current work practice place - a school for handicapped children - where I brought the kitten for the children to see one day.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Loveshack on November 01, 2016, 11:46:31 PM
(Also, I wish loveshack were here to read this)

That explains the chill that ran down my spine seven months ago.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on November 10, 2016, 01:52:10 AM
Currently 122 pages and 38,000 words into my first book.

Doing my second year at work, taking on more responsibility now, going into more classes. It still feels odd.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on December 12, 2016, 11:07:19 AM
...And the bungee cord snaps back.

It's been a numbing week, having gotten another birthday out of the way and receiving the final sign-off on my PhD.
The degree will be officially conferred next month, and I'll be briefly assuming a postdoc role while hunting for a "real-world" industry position.

All of this a few days after losing a friend and many acquaintances in the Oakland Ghostship fire, consoling other friends who were saved by running only a few minutes late.

I'm presently weighing my options on whether to remain in the Bay Area, or even the US, in the long-term.

Strange times.

- A.S.S.R. (Deathclaw in the V13 days, for the lifers)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 14, 2016, 05:24:20 AM
Congrats on the PhD.

Sorry to hear you had friends in that fire. I'd be curious to hear the opinions of those who were affiliated with that community as to their take on the whole fiasco, though it's probably a bit too soon for any involved to be in the mood for that sort of thing.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: A.S.S.R. on December 14, 2016, 09:18:08 AM
Congrats on the PhD.

Sorry to hear you had friends in that fire. I'd be curious to hear the opinions of those who were affiliated with that community as to their take on the whole fiasco, though it's probably a bit too soon for any involved to be in the mood for that sort of thing.

Emotions are still raw, and the investigation into the cause is ongoing.

That being said, concerns had been raised about that space for some time as a live music venue.
I've never been there, as people running many of the events I'm typically interested in had blacklisted it.

Many artists who run these events or spaces have day jobs as electricians, sound engineers, technical staff at conference centers etc., so there's often a reasonable standard enforced.

Unfortunately, a number of prominent spaces have been closed or gone silent over the past year, as gentrification creeps into remote Oakland and SF neighborhoods.
New bars opening in Oakland have absorbed some of the load, though more obscure events have been pushed to shadier places.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: TK on December 20, 2016, 09:58:12 AM
I had pretty much the worst birthday of my life,  our little dog had cancer, we've seen how horrible the treatment is so we were taking care of him until he started to refuse his food, cry at night and most heartbreakingly became very snappy with the children over Last week. Saturday was the last day we had all together for a while where we could give him a good day so he got chicken, beef, ice cream and a day at the beach before we took him to the vet at sunset, this is just before 4pm in Scotland just now, I held him as he went and we looked at the sunset. The only good thing is that I know I was there to help him with a dignified passing.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dessert Ranger on January 04, 2017, 06:32:07 AM
I had pretty much the worst birthday of my life,  our little dog had cancer, we've seen how horrible the treatment is so we were taking care of him until he started to refuse his food, cry at night and most heartbreakingly became very snappy with the children over Last week. Saturday was the last day we had all together for a while where we could give him a good day so he got chicken, beef, ice cream and a day at the beach before we took him to the vet at sunset, this is just before 4pm in Scotland just now, I held him as he went and we looked at the sunset. The only good thing is that I know I was there to help him with a dignified passing.
I am sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on January 21, 2017, 06:59:20 PM
Hello All.
With the beginning of a brave new year, and the inauguration of a controversial new president, I am "cautious but optimistic" as a wise man once told me. Its no secret that I voted for Trump, not because I agree with everything he says, but because I believe that hes a guy who believes in the freedom to say what he feels, even if it can't be back up by facts. It reminds me of something my dad used to often say "Statistics lie, and liars use statistics", or something else I once read "You can do magic with math if you really try". He also seems like the type to eliminate wasteful spending and bad deals, of which both are major burdens for our country. If you look at Brexit, or the more recent Gambia election, Trump's victory was not an isolated freak incident, but shift in politics worldwide. Again, i'm "cautious but optimistic"

I will (finally, after 7 years) graduate college in May. Its funny how within college theres pressure to complete further tiers; Masters, PhD, Doctorate, post doc etc. I may get my MBA someday if my employer would pay for some of it, but the handful of people I've known with masters degrees aren't doing anything with them.

I traveled overseas for the first time this past month. I spent a couple days in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and a week in Dubai. It was exciting but a bit overwhelming also. It certainly won't be the last time I travel abroad, and hopefully not the last time I go to the Middle East (attached is a picture of the skyline Dubai).

For my new years resolution, I gave up drinking and smoking.

This past year, I've been visiting small towns around Missouri and really enjoying it. I want to continue to see small towns around the Midwest. For decades, people have been flocking to big cities for jobs and money and I think we are seeing the negative effects of that these days. Big cities have their own problems. I really want to see what can be done to promote growth in cities with <100k people across America.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on January 23, 2017, 09:45:27 AM
Glad to hear you've passed your master's, sounds like you earned it, after 7 years.  :D

I went to Dubai airport once and it was the fanciest airport I've ever been detained in.  ;D

Travelling is exhausting but quite rewarding, keep at it if you can.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on January 27, 2017, 05:22:55 PM
For the record, I'll be getting my bachelors not my masters. I took about 2 years off in between colleges. I'm still unsure if I want to pursue an MBA in the future.

I didn't fly into Dubai, we flew into Abu Dhabi (via British Airways), which was not especially nice. At least not compared to London's Heathrow, which was much nicer.

heres me chillin in the desert no big deal
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on January 28, 2017, 01:19:53 AM
I always wanted to know what you'd look like as Jesus!   :D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on February 17, 2017, 06:01:32 PM
I've spent the last five months working on my own fantasy Lore, I've finally published one of hopefully many stories as a book. :D

Paperback: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dawns-Children-Lonesome-Tower-1/dp/1542764998/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1487350525&sr=8-2&keywords=Dawn%27s+Children+The+Lonesome+Tower

Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dawns-Children-Lonesome-George-Carr-ebook/dp/B06W2M6VKM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487350525&sr=8-1&keywords=Dawn%27s+Children+The+Lonesome+Tower

I've been turning some of my old, less thought out concepts into bigger stories, hopefully combinging what I like about Fantasy in one book. Publishing was a wee bit of a bitch, since they completely buggered up my formatting but after nearly forty eight hours of constantly wrestling with it, I managed to get it live. It feels good to have finished something this big and to have actually have gone through with it. :)

I'm still working at the school, I think I'm getting better at my job. Children actually listen to me when I speak and I'm able to bribe some of them into improving their behaviour with Star Wars stuff. I thankfully have a week off now, it's good for me but not so much for future me, who's hard work will be undone by the children being at home for a week and they'll probably come back as little shitters. T.T

Oh well!  ;D
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on March 30, 2017, 05:49:16 PM
Congrats on the published book! I will try to buy a copy at some point.

After nearly 2 years at Starbucks, I put in my resignation. I've only quit a few jobs, but I've never once regretted it. I had been there longer than anyone else, was working mostly with bratty young women who didn't listen to me, saw organizational problems that were never addressed, and had a good friend (who I met at work) die of a heart attack, and I was ready to leave. I don't have a job lined up yet, so my boss was begging me to stay. Probably not the wisest thing, but I don't care. I'm ready for something new & fresh whatever that may be.

Should be getting my bachelors degree in May in International Business. I would like to get into import/export eventually.

I plan to move to Seattle, WA, at the end of the Summer. I have never been west of Kansas, so this should be interesting. I just want to see the Pacific Ocean and real mountains.

Taking a trip to Chicago and Minneapolis next month for a few days vacation.

Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: The Hanged Man on April 02, 2017, 01:45:26 AM
I think quitting without a job to fall onto motivates you to pursue something, safety often breeds contentment and therefore you aren't going to be where you want to be in life. I'm glad you've managed to take the plunge. :)
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on April 05, 2017, 04:54:23 AM

Taking a trip to Chicago and Minneapolis next month for a few days vacation.

Don't forget to look me up when you're here.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Alderach on April 07, 2017, 04:43:48 PM
Well there was just a terror attack here, so I'm a bit shaken? But everyone I know is safe, at least so far.

Never thought I'd have to use Facebooks "I'm Safe" feature, but I'm glad it exists.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: AcdQueen89 on April 08, 2017, 06:43:22 AM
Good to hear that you're safe
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on April 10, 2017, 01:38:01 AM
Yeah, I was wondering if it was near were you were.

Glad to hear you're okay.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Chucara on April 17, 2017, 12:40:54 AM
Glad you and yours are ok, Aldy. It's hitting a little close to home :(
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on April 21, 2017, 07:49:34 PM
I got to meet up with Hoopy and his girlfriend Liz in Chicago this week, drinks and good conversation were had.

Also, glad to hear you are safe Aldy
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on May 12, 2017, 07:23:54 PM
This week I finish the last of my college coursework, for my Bachelors in International Business. The graduation is this Sunday, which I won't be attending (partly because I don't care, partly because its Mother's Day). College has been a long journey for me. Originally, I went to school for Architecture, not really prepared for the intensity or demands. I had never drafted before, haha. The long, lonely nights working in our studio, which was an old supposedly-haunted mansion (http://info.umkc.edu/unews/campus-history-epperson-house/ (http://info.umkc.edu/unews/campus-history-epperson-house/)) are times I'll never forget. Moving to another city helped me grow socially and be more responsible. Leaving was a tough heartbreaking decision, I don't like to give up on things, but I wasn't cut for it. I remember it clearly. It was move out day, I had already dropped my major, but was planning to stay at the school. I went to the bookstore to sell my books, ran into my ex (who I still loved and respected) and chatted for a while. I decided that was a sign not to return. I went back and cleared my room, told roommate I was not coming back, and left with a friend.

I surprised my parents with an "I'm staying!". I took almost 3 years off, working some crappy jobs, knowing I would finish at some point. Eventually, I went to community college for a semester and pretty much hated it. I came to my current University (where my mother also graduated from) in Fall of 2014. I choose my major because I saw that almost everything sold in the U.S. was made in China, shipped across the world, and I wanted to know why and how (and how to stop it). I can't stay I liked my University much but i'm glad to be done. MBA is a consideration only if my employer will help pay the cost, and I know if it will leader to promotions.

If anyone reading this is about to start college, heres what I have to say. Make it quick and intensive. Get done in 4 or 5 years (Summer school is great) even if you change your major, which many people do. Get involved, meet many people and don't work a job unless you have to. Wander the campus. Consider the culture, it will hugely influence the attitudes of staff and students. Your early 20s are a special time when you have responsibilities but can make mistakes; Use this time to further your education and grow yourself. If all you care about is getting a job afterwards, go to a trade school. I think college is supposed to show you that life can be more than "work, eat, sleep die" which is worth the money. Good luck.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on May 12, 2017, 07:25:55 PM
   This week I finish the last of my college coursework, for my Bachelors in International Business. The graduation is this Sunday, which I won't be attending (partly because I don't care, partly because its Mother's Day). College has been a long journey for me. Originally, I went to school for Architecture, not really prepared for the intensity or demands. I had never drafted before, haha. The long, lonely nights working in our studio, which was an old supposedly-haunted mansion (http://info.umkc.edu/unews/campus-history-epperson-house/ (http://info.umkc.edu/unews/campus-history-epperson-house/)) are times I'll never forget. Moving to another city helped me grow socially and be more responsible. Leaving was a tough heartbreaking decision, I don't like to give up on things, but I wasn't cut for it. I remember it clearly. It was move out day, I had already dropped my major, but was planning to stay at the school. I went to the bookstore to sell my books, ran into my ex (who I still loved and respected) and chatted for a while. I decided that was a sign not to return. I went back and cleared my room, told roommate I was not coming back, and left with a friend.

   I surprised my parents with an "I'm staying!". I took almost 3 years off, working some crappy jobs, knowing I would finish at some point. Eventually, I went to community college for a semester and pretty much hated it. I came to my current University (where my mother also graduated from) in Fall of 2014. I choose my major because I saw that almost everything sold in the U.S. was made in China, shipped across the world, and I wanted to know why and how (and how to stop it). I can't stay I liked my University much but i'm glad to be done. MBA is a consideration only if my employer will help pay the cost, and I know if it will leader to promotions.

   If anyone reading this is about to start college, here's what I have to say. Make it quick and intensive. Get done in 4 or 5 years (Summer school is great. Also CC sucks don't go) even if you change your major, which many people do. Get involved, meet many people and don't work a job unless you have to. Wander the campus. Consider the culture, it will hugely influence the attitudes of staff and students. Your early 20s are a special time when you have responsibilities but can make mistakes; Use this time to further your education and grow yourself. If all you care about is getting a job afterwards, go to a trade school. I think college is supposed to show you that life can be more than "work, eat, sleep die" which is worth the money. Good luck.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on December 06, 2017, 08:10:51 AM
My gay 21 year old roommate who I've been living with for the past year invited his 50 year old homeless "Aunt" to live with us without asking me. Sure enough, she has been letting her 2 homeless kids live in our small apartment too. They all have obviously abused drugs (read: meth) for a while. All these weirdo strangers in my home has been driving me crazy lately.

My best friend, who has been married for 5 years with 1 small child, just got separated from his wife. I was shocked when I heard the news. Long story short, I'm leaving my shitty small apartment living with methheads to stay with him in a small town just for a few months until I find a place of my own and to keep him company. Good news is, they are on good terms for now. I've been wanting to spend time away from St. Louis anyway.

I've been feeling disgruntled with my job search. I had a temporary job for 4 months, that I quite enjoyed, but was let go earlier than expected (all temps, not just me). I've applied for dozens of jobs since then, even gotten a few offers that I've turned down because they just didn't feel right for me. Most of the people who call me are recruiting companies, who usually only offer temp jobs, and exist to make money off you. I don't want to deal with them anymore really. Maybe i'll just start my own fucking company!

I need to get my wisdom teeth removed badly. Shits expensive without insurance.
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Dessert Ranger on December 07, 2017, 02:40:36 AM
I need to get my wisdom teeth removed badly. Shits expensive without insurance.

It's probably bad to say, but when I got mine taken out, I thought it was great! I thought getting put to sleep like that was pretty cool to experience
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: Hoopy Frood on December 07, 2017, 04:12:12 AM
I've been feeling disgruntled with my job search. I had a temporary job for 4 months, that I quite enjoyed, but was let go earlier than expected (all temps, not just me). I've applied for dozens of jobs since then, even gotten a few offers that I've turned down because they just didn't feel right for me. Most of the people who call me are recruiting companies, who usually only offer temp jobs, and exist to make money off you. I don't want to deal with them anymore really. Maybe i'll just start my own fucking company!

What types of jobs are you looking for?
Title: Re: What's going on in your life?
Post by: KMD on December 10, 2017, 05:59:11 PM

What types of jobs are you looking for?

My career goal is to get into exporting. Right now i'm looking for Logistics/Supply Chain management jobs.