The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Nothingland

Nothingland Something about nothing - game threads, diversions, time-wasters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2012, 03:15 PM   #8266
Sundae
polaroid of perfection
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 24,185
So pleased you made that decision and have no need for regrets.
Much love to you and Classic-son.

Chris - would you be able to hide in that fridge and survive an atom bomb blast?
__________________
Life's hard you know, so strike a pose on a Cadillac
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #8267
infinite monkey
Person who doesn't update the user title
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 13,002
I just saw a presentation by a Blue Angel pilot and his crew chief and logistics guy.

Just. Wow.

The Angels have long been a family favorite: we used to watch the air show from my dad's lake/land and they often did their turnarounds right over our heads.

And my nephew now being in flight school for the Marines...I get choked up just thinking of it all.

God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
infinite monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 02:09 PM   #8268
kerosene
Touring the facilities
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The plains of Colorado
Posts: 3,476
Quote:
Originally Posted by classicman View Post
Three years ago I was told to pull the plug on my son.
Yesterday he and I along with my father, my brother & his son went fishing 60 miles offshore.
My son helped reel in a 50+lb tuna.
Happy? I'm fucking ecstatic.

Fukkin' doctors... The irony you ask? (just play along) The hospital called a few weeks ago asking us to be in a commercial
as one of their "success stories"
I replied, not calmly, "Really? If I had listened to you he'd be dead today - go fuck yourself." I then hung up.
Upon reflection ... yep ... Go fuck yourself HARRRRRRRD.



Happy Anniversary bud.
So happy for you guys. Happy Anniversary to you and your boy
kerosene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 04:26 PM   #8269
Sundae
polaroid of perfection
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 24,185
Going to see Tiger tomorrow. And his two new kittehs!!!
Must take splendid treats to make sure kittehs love me.

Tiger and Kitty wouldn't expect anything less, as I am a Very Important Person as far as they are concerned. Florence Nightingale crossed with Glinda the Good Witch crossed with Julia Donaldson would be about right.

I hope to return with photos of Fluffy and Snowy for you.
Yup, the children named them
__________________
Life's hard you know, so strike a pose on a Cadillac
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #8270
classicman
barely disguised asshole, keeper of all that is holy.
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 23,400
thanks all.
__________________
"like strapping a pillow on a bull in a china shop" Bullitt
classicman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 03:58 PM   #8271
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 18,891
The freeware program Lego Digital Designer is making Minifob very happy today. And when he's happy, I'm happy.
__________________
My book
My spirit animal
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #8272
SamIam
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Not here
Posts: 2,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
The freeware program Lego Digital Designer is making Minifob very happy today. And when he's happy, I'm happy.
Well, how clever is that? I may have to download that app myself. I led a deprived childhood and never got to play with legos (My Mom thought they were for boys only).

I'm happy today because I just got a letter from Colorado Voc-Rehab authorizing me to help a disabled man learn the basics of using a computer - $700 bucks for 20 hours of tutoring during the month of July. That's a godsend since I haven't found other work yet and my unemployment STILL has come through.
SamIam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #8273
limey
Encroaching on your decrees
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: An island within the south-west coast of Scotland
Posts: 6,624
Your smiles make me smile, Sundae, Clod, Samiam, Infi and last but not least Classic!
__________________
Living it up on the edge ... of civilisation, within the southwest coast of
limey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 06:40 AM   #8274
Griff
still says videotape
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 23,343
Quote:
Originally Posted by classicman View Post

Happy Anniversary bud.
Happy anniversary to you both. You've come a long way.
__________________
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 07:36 AM   #8275
DanaC
We have to go back, Kate!
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 25,465
That's a nice bit of good karma Sam Bout time I'd say.
__________________
Quote:
There's only so much punishment a man can take in pursuit of punani. - Sundae
http://sites.google.com/site/danispoetry/
DanaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 12:39 AM   #8276
classicman
barely disguised asshole, keeper of all that is holy.
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 23,400
Thanks Griff

I also agree with Dana. You've been overdue Sami.
__________________
"like strapping a pillow on a bull in a china shop" Bullitt
classicman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #8277
SamIam
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Not here
Posts: 2,655
Why, thank you Classic and Dana! There is a chance that this voc-rehab thing could turn into a regular gig. Apparently, a bunch of funding came through for programs targeted at those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Some folks with TBI have too much damage to master computer skills, but many still have the ability to learn - especially if the teacher is patient and doesn't mind repeating themselves about 20 times.

Needless to say, I understand all too well what my client is going through and I don't mind repeating lessons until he gets it. I would love to work with other TBI folks. We'll see what happens. *crosses fingers*
SamIam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 11:28 PM   #8278
classicman
barely disguised asshole, keeper of all that is holy.
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 23,400
Awesome!
One correction -
Quote:
if the teacher is patient and doesn't mind repeating themselves about 200 times A DAY.
If you need any help or have any questions - PM me.
__________________
"like strapping a pillow on a bull in a china shop" Bullitt
classicman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #8279
infinite monkey
Person who doesn't update the user title
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 13,002
Quote:
Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
I just saw a presentation by a Blue Angel pilot and his crew chief and logistics guy.

Just. Wow.

The Angels have long been a family favorite: we used to watch the air show from my dad's lake/land and they often did their turnarounds right over our heads.

And my nephew now being in flight school for the Marines...I get choked up just thinking of it all.

God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This made me very happy on Sunday:

At mom and dad's, and my brothers are there. They're going to try to find some sneaky spot from which to see the blue angels. My brother had just the spot. I rode with older brother, dad, a kid friend of the family. In the other vehicle was little brother and wife and their girls. Later, my oldest nephew came.

It was in a ________ (let's just say a place where people are dying to get in) and it was filling up. No one was bothering anything, of course. A man came around to tell us we had to leave. We sort of started packing up but none of the other crowds were really moving either. Like dad said, he was just doing his job, but no one was making an effort to leave, they just kept pulling in. About 600-800 people probably. Guy gave up...what can you do. Dad said if they decided to arrest anyone they could have him since he's retired.

Anyway, the Angels' flight path back to the show was right over our heads. At one point you could see the guys heads (who were flying upside down in formation) and see the heat/fire from the jet engines. And the SOUND. You can't be that close to that sort of thing without it filling you UP. It was beautiful. I saw the numbers on the planes and saw my buddy from the presentation.

I was so glad I had the opportunity.

I can't explain how thrilling it is to me, to all of us.
infinite monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #8280
glatt
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 26,445
That's cool. I've seen both the Blue Angles and the Thunderbirds, and now that I think of it, I've never taken the kids. I should do that next time they come by.
glatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.