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Old 07-21-2014, 08:09 PM   #1241
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The weather was pretty nice this morning and I felt like I had a great run, but I looked at my time when I finished, and it was abysmal! It was bad last week too, but nothing like this. I'm starting to suspect something might be wrong with my watch. There is no way I ran as slowly as it reported today. I will have to test it. TO THE SCIENCE ROOM!
Oooh! I want a science room...

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Old 07-21-2014, 08:43 PM   #1242
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just learned how to play my first song on my guitar.

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guess it's fitting considering my nephew's 4th birthday is next month.


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Old 07-22-2014, 10:26 AM   #1243
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Well, the science room was my kitchen, and I'm guessing you probably have a better one than I do, what with your chef-ing and all. I compared my watch with the microwave timer, and it was right on. On my run this morning, it seemed to report what felt like the correct time. But I don't know. Yesterday it reported that I ran minutes slower than I ran today, and they felt about the same to me, and if anything I was more tired and the the weather was worse today. So I don't know if I trust it. And if a man can't trust his watch, what can he trust?
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:47 AM   #1244
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:24 PM   #1245
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got signed up for work study program at my school...so i got that going for me. which is nice. I start in September. waiting on call back from Sams to see when i get to start that insanity. just hope my classes are easy this semester...last semester was really easy except for ethics which i managed to pass. i think this semester the forensic science and the abnormal psych classes will be the difficult ones. i think i'll do alright.


got 2 runs in today. the 2 mile with a buddy, so i didn't really go all out...and i did another run around the lake with my other buddy after he got out of work, was able to keep his pace til he couldn't go anymore. lol it's funny because i'm like dude, we should run this every day, but he's not about that life. i need a car so i can go out there myself every day. next week i'm going to push for 3 miles a day at the park, and every 2 weeks add another mile. going to do great on the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5k on September 20th.


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Old 07-22-2014, 08:07 PM   #1246
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Dad's back in the hospital. This is starting to feel like a yo-yo.

And I had a meeting about a show that I worked last week that I was miserable about then. Somebody was upset about something that happened then. Good thing we are reliving it all.

I've never wanted a summer to be over the way I want this one to be.

Come to think of it... summers have sucked pretty hard for me for the last couple of years.

I think next year I'll skip it. Take a vacation as far south in the southern hemisphere I can find. Year round winter. Why not?


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Old 07-22-2014, 10:48 PM   #1247
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I've never wanted a summer to be over the way I want this one to be.

Come to think of it... summers have sucked pretty hard for me for the last couple of years.

I think next year I'll skip it. Take a vacation as far south in the southern hemisphere I can find. Year round winter. Why not?
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:50 PM   #1248
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nah i'll keep the summer...winter was too annoying last year. fall weather sounds nice though, i love fall. sorry to hear things aren't so great for you, ed. you really deserve a break from all the bull****..


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Old 07-22-2014, 11:49 PM   #1249
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Well, the only places that far south would be Austrailia (Also known as Screwthatistan) or the Southern tier of Chile or Argentina.

So...... not too many choices, as most of the Southern Hemisphere is near or at the Tropic of Capricorn.

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Old 07-23-2014, 02:12 AM   #1250
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Honestly, I don't mind Winter because of curling season

But Overall I rather have summer, more things I can do


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Old 07-23-2014, 10:41 AM   #1251
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had a crappy run this morning, did alright on the 1st mile then just sucked it the rest of the way, stopped a few times. very humid out. think i struggled a little because i went running twice yesterday. it's all good though, walked home from there. burning alot of calories and losing weight...hope to get most of my belly fat gone by september.

found my mini whiteboard. i can start writing out my schedule for the day on it.

I officially have orientation at SAM's on Saturday. Shouldn't be that bad...besides having to walk 2.5 miles to get there, which isn't really much i just hope i am not drenched in sweat by the time i get there.

going to go cancel planet fitness membership, get a money order to pay the va hospital, get a haircut, and then go lifting for an hour.

when i get home, going to play Skyrim.

I have to keep busy i hate staring at the computer screen all day, especially when it's nice out.


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Old 07-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #1252
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But Overall I rather have summer, more things I can do
I'll take winter over summer, thanks. It's easier to get warm by dressing up than it is to cool off. Air conditioner might be cheaper than heater, but I like it cooler, anyway.

Also, in the winter you can make snow angels.


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Old 07-23-2014, 04:29 PM   #1253
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**** the winter...i don't have a car, and have a 2.5 mile walk to work to look forward to. going to work my ass off so i can have a reliable means of driving myself around, avoiding all the bull**** of waiting around for the bus.

got enough workout in today. got my hair cut down to high and tight, i look much better now. haha just hope i can keep at the workout routine once i start working...i think i'll be able to manage it. i don't want to be obese.....


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Old 07-23-2014, 08:50 PM   #1254
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Also, in the winter you can make snow angels.
And write your name in the snow.

IF you are really talented, both at the same time.


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Old 07-23-2014, 09:39 PM   #1255
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I'll take winter over summer, thanks. It's easier to get warm by dressing up than it is to cool off.
I am always saying this. Too, too true.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:40 PM   #1256
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haha just hope i can keep at the workout routine once i start working...i think i'll be able to manage it. i don't want to be obese.....
You can do it if you just stick to the routine. And remember that your diet really plays much more of a roll in your weight anyway.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:37 AM   #1257
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You can also wear snazzy outfits in the winter and not overheat/sweat through the clothes. Like, I would totally rock vests and collared shirts... but it's too damned hot outside.

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:41 AM   #1258
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In the winter, I can hide the over-40 muffin top.

Not that I have much of one, but dammit! It's there.


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Old 07-24-2014, 08:12 AM   #1259
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You can do it if you just stick to the routine. And remember that your diet really plays much more of a roll in your weight anyway.
yeah i pretty much cut alcohol out of my diet, and i hardly eat anything. eggs, milk, turkey/lebanon balogna sandwiches. i think i only ate twice yesterday. lol


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Old 07-24-2014, 09:35 AM   #1260
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Like, I would totally rock vests and collared shirts...
That sounds like someone... but who???



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Old 07-24-2014, 10:34 AM   #1261
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checked the scale after my morning routine of running 2 miles than walking 4 miles home...i'm finally under 200 pounds, haven't been under 200 in over a year and a half!!! hoping i can get down to 180 by the time school starts. glad i'm putting my time off from school and work to good use. just hope when i start back up i can maintain the routine.


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Old 07-24-2014, 01:14 PM   #1262
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That picture just brings up a question:

What idiot propmaster would do that to a C96 'broomhandle' Mauser?



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Old 07-24-2014, 01:30 PM   #1263
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The BlasTech Industries DL-44 heavy blaster pistol...


I played the happy birthday song on my guitar for about an hour. I think I'll surprise my mom on her birthday with it, by then I shouldn't have any errors while playing it. lmao i guess playing 1 string instead of a chord is easier for me. chords i just make the guitar sound like nails on chalkboard, my fingers don't know their way around the frets and **** that well yet. youtube is awesome.

going out for a few beers tonight...going to hit the track hard tomorrow morning, then I'm taking 2 days off to allow for my feet to recover. I didn't think I would be able to take consecutive running days, but I said hell with it and it's paying off. Just need to work on pushups and situps and I'll be good to go on the APFT and then I can sign on for some army schools (squad designated marksman, small arms master gunner, RAVEN, Warriors Leadership Course, Modern Army Combatives Level 2, etc. after I graduate college!!! Or just make the switch to active duty...but then I would REALLY miss my dog. AGR job maybe...then i'd get BAH on top of basic pay...but I'd probably have to reclass my MOS for that, and I love being a scout, so that won't happen. Exciting week up ahead of me...starting my new job on Saturday, and taking a test for correctional officer on Tuesday, then I have 3-day drill starting on Friday. and idk my friends didn't book OCMD for the following week, so god knows if I'll be going there. procrastination at its finest. Think I'll just bail on it, save my money...last minute decisions are damn expensive.


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Old 07-25-2014, 10:10 AM   #1264
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That picture just brings up a question:

What idiot propmaster would do that to a C96 'broomhandle' Mauser?
I find guns pretty interesting and fun, but I find Star Wars more fun, so I'd say the sacrifice was worth it.

Perfect weather this morning for a change. I took the opportunity to run 8 miles instead of my usual 5. I meant to keep doing longer runs one day a week during the summer, but the weather has interfered with those plans up to now.
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:30 AM   #1265
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I'm taking the day off from work... just to sit at a desk and fill out paperwork for dad and make calls all day.

Not really much of a trade off. I'd probably be less busy at work...


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Old 07-25-2014, 11:00 AM   #1266
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**** the weather, just get out and do it man, if you're hydrated enough it shouldn't hurt ya.

just finished day 5 running 2 miles a day...time hasn't come down much but i'm burning fat, after the 2 miles i walk 4 home. i'm losing the fat around my face and a little bit off of my stomach. i didn't want to go this morning but forced myself to, my feet don't hurt when i run anymore. i do need to start drinking more water though, i'm almost always dehydrated before a run, i drink a bottle of water about 10 minutes prior to running.


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Old 07-25-2014, 03:36 PM   #1267
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about ready to strangle the neighbors...they've been chopping up tree stuff all ****ing afternoon. peace and quiet would be nice. glad i don't have a headache!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 07-26-2014, 02:43 AM   #1268
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went out tonight...got wasted, been about a month since i drank that much. i feel like i don't give a ****.....whatever happens tomorrow happens. orientation at sams. this gonna be good.


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Old 07-26-2014, 03:15 AM   #1269
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Really haven't logged in all week, b/c my mind's been occupied. My association's manager, who actually recommended me for the board in the first place, passed away Sunday and we waked him the other day (by the time a lot of you read this). However, the bowling community here got a much-needed morale lift on the night of the wake when a youth bowler buddy of mine bowled his first 300 game in his adult/junior summer league less than a week after coming back from the big national youth tournament in Buffalo.

What didn't happen in my bowling world this week? My team didn't win points; but we're still in first b/c the team that was second also lost all eight and another team leapfrogged them into second.


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Playing some guitar today. I wanted to experiment to see how loud I could get the AC30 before potentially bothering the neighbors, so I got someone to stand outside and help me experiment. Seems about half way at best. I wish I could turn it up all the way, if only occasionally to record. The amp is in an upstairs bedroom, so moving it to the basement would probably help, but I don't want to put my music stuff down there, in case of mold and floods. I've never had a flood, but you know it would happen if I ever actually moved anything nice down there.

The master volume on this model is actually pretty dang good for getting overdriven sounds at lower volumes. It's totally fine for practicing and messing around, but if you really want to get that magical Vox tone on a recording, you really have to drive those power tubes and those speakers. A power soak is an option, but that still doesn't help with hitting the speakers hard. An isolation box might work, but this amp runs hot, so I don't know if that is a good idea.

Having fun playing, though, and that's the most important thing.
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sams club orientation went better than i thought...but i'm put down as a cashier. oh well, at least I will have more interaction with women this way. there's a sweet girl that also got hired on but she works more or less as a floater/cashier, but who knows. The nicest thing about this store is that there isn't really a dress code, very laid back. so i can dress to impress or dress like i don't give a ****. lol

Took my mom to see Hercules, it was really good it blew away my expectations.


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Playing some guitar today. I wanted to experiment to see how loud I could get the AC30 before potentially bothering the neighbors, so I got someone to stand outside and help me experiment. Seems about half way at best. I wish I could turn it up all the way, if only occasionally to record. The amp is in an upstairs bedroom, so moving it to the basement would probably help, but I don't want to put my music stuff down there, in case of mold and floods. I've never had a flood, but you know it would happen if I ever actually moved anything nice down there.

The master volume on this model is actually pretty dang good for getting overdriven sounds at lower volumes. It's totally fine for practicing and messing around, but if you really want to get that magical Vox tone on a recording, you really have to drive those power tubes and those speakers. A power soak is an option, but that still doesn't help with hitting the speakers hard. An isolation box might work, but this amp runs hot, so I don't know if that is a good idea.

Having fun playing, though, and that's the most important thing.
The dilemma of old tube amps... the only way to really get "that" sound out of them is to crank them to lease-breaking, law-enforcement-involving extreme levels.
I've only dimed my main amp a couple of times... and that was when we had access to a church building, far out in the woods miles from any other habitation. Made for a good jam spot.
This old amp I got from my dad looks pretty sweet... though it doesn't have a master volume, so I doubt I'll ever get to test it's limits.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:06 AM   #1273
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about 95% packed for my camping trip Tomorrow, going 8 days primitive style with just a nearby portapotty.

But with all the gear i have it isn't that bad. Probably have about $800 worth of gear.


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Old 07-27-2014, 02:28 AM   #1274
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I've always liked Pete Townshend's way of getting volume out of an amp...


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Old 07-27-2014, 08:54 AM   #1275
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Tommy, can you hear me? The kids are all right!

It's a bit rough on all that vintage equipment, however. Which is fine if you are big enough to be able to find a new guitar and amps waiting for you at the next gig.

Those of us who buy and maintain our own equipment tend to baby it a bit more than that...


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Old 07-27-2014, 11:53 AM   #1276
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I'm feeling meh today. Had a dream I won alot of $$$ on one of those slot machines that they have in some restaurants and bars, only to be told it was broke and only meant that's the score i got. then i woke up. hope the rest of the day goes well. It is really nice out, I must've got around 9 hours of sleep after watching Hemlock Grove. I'm just about out of groceries, I got milk and a 28 case of bottled water at walmart yesterday. I'm making shrimp noodle soup? for lunch, the microwavable thing my grandma sent home with my parents. lol I'm feeling quite accomplished since I got that job at Sams, now i'm just thinking "what next" guess i gotta continue working out and getting in better shape. I want to be in top physical condition...I have no appetite though, which I'm pretty grateful of, and convinced it's the bupropion's side effect. At least I'll save some money on food, lose the weight i need to, then I'll start eating healthy (chicken, fish) high protein foods and build up my muscles. idk.

I'm probably going to take my dog for a walk today. I'm on my 2nd day of resting, and since I have bottled water, getting hydrated...this week I have to get my pushup and situp count up, I have a APFT next sunday.


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Old 07-27-2014, 12:48 PM   #1277
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Got laundry and shopping to do all day today. Hooray?

It's a blah day outside, so this is the day to tackle them.

Got most of the calls and paperwork for my dad out of the way yesterday, and mailed out all the things that needed to be mailed... so that's a load off my mind.

Took a pretty decent walk yesterday evening after I got all that accomplished. Maybe now I can start to relax again... until the next round of bills and forms start to roll in anyway.


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Old 07-27-2014, 01:15 PM   #1278
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going lifting with my buddy. i can't be in this room all day.


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Old 07-27-2014, 01:42 PM   #1279
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Day off. Barbecue later, gotta clean the kitchen.

Think I'll work on my ship model. The painting's all done, which is the hard part. Now I just have to build the thing.



And rig it.


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Old 07-27-2014, 02:30 PM   #1280
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It's a bit rough on all that vintage equipment, however. Which is fine if you are big enough to be able to find a new guitar and amps waiting for you at the next gig.

Those of us who buy and maintain our own equipment tend to baby it a bit more than that...
It always kind of sickened me to see that. It's like...why not give that guitar to some poor kid who can't afford one but really wants to learn to play? Or auction it off and give the money to charity? Or something that's just not a total waste.
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