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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #100 on: May 16, 2011, 01:24:56 pm »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110516/ap_on_re_us/us_school_bus_sex_1

On the other hand, the two kids reportedly having sex on the bus will be the Homecoming King and Queen...

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #102 on: May 17, 2011, 04:20:14 pm »
"4" you still have your ATT email?

i don't have mod privileges here so cant double check... sent a resume your way to double check for me... i appreciated your help last time.

Looks like instead of ramping up hours... my company (the one i started with a partner)is basically going to be closing its doors in a few weeks. we lost our biggest contract.... so things are looking bleak.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #103 on: May 17, 2011, 04:39:08 pm »
Crappy news, Method.

Let me know if you're ever interested in looking at gigs down this way...

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #104 on: May 17, 2011, 05:43:05 pm »
Im interested anywhere the pay is :)

I'm close enough to the tampa airport i can convert this place to an "Extended stay executive suite" a 3 bedroom one at that... and more then make my money back on bills etc.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #105 on: May 18, 2011, 07:57:52 am »
Metodo, "Minnesota wants you!". heh

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #106 on: May 19, 2011, 08:34:05 am »
35 years ago today I joined the USAF, wow, how time flies.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #107 on: May 19, 2011, 11:39:39 am »
And 34 years and 11 months ago they asked you to leave?

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #108 on: May 19, 2011, 12:28:39 pm »
35 years ago today I joined the USAF, wow, how time flies.

Kudos.

I came very close to attending USAF Academy. Rep. Hastert had even submitted recommendation for me.
Then I found out that since I didn't have 20/20 vision, they would only let me fly helicopters.

Decided not to go. You can't be Maverick in a helicopter...

This policy does help explain why we seem to have so many helicopter crashes though.

"Sir, incoming! incoming!"

*squints* I don't see nothin'...

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #109 on: May 19, 2011, 12:45:57 pm »
I almost joined too -- the Marines though.  Took the ASFAB and everything, recruiter told me I could pretty much pick any field available to a non-com.  Ultimately, the basic training scared me off.  That recruiter was hounding me pretty good too, he thought he bagged him a grunt.

In retrospect, I should have joined.  I think it would have given me the discipline that I sorely lacked as a young adult, discipline that took me a couple of decades to learn on my own with considerable turmoil through trial-and-error.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #110 on: May 19, 2011, 12:49:34 pm »
And 34 years and 11 months ago they asked you to leave?
I do not think it took that long

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« Reply #111 on: May 19, 2011, 12:53:13 pm »
I almost joined too -- the Marines though.  Took the ASFAB and everything, recruiter told me I could pretty much pick any field available to a non-com.  Ultimately, the basic training scared me off.  That recruiter was hounding me pretty good too, he thought he bagged him a grunt.

In retrospect, I should have joined.  I think it would have given me the discipline that I sorely lacked as a young adult, discipline that took me a couple of decades to learn on my own with considerable turmoil through trial-and-error.

Fortunately I had a brother-in-law who was just getting out of the USAF when I was enlisting. He actually convinced me, said it was just like any other job if you had kids etc..., which I did, as you lived off base and did not really have to do a lot of the BS stuff. Basic would have been tougher without his advice. All he said was "let them think they are getting to you, molding you, its a game, just let them think that, but inside you know better". It seemed to work. Actually, that kind of worked for IBM too.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #112 on: May 19, 2011, 01:35:51 pm »
I almost joined too -- the Marines though.  Took the ASFAB and everything, recruiter told me I could pretty much pick any field available to a non-com.  Ultimately, the basic training scared me off.  That recruiter was hounding me pretty good too, he thought he bagged him a grunt.

In retrospect, I should have joined.  I think it would have given me the discipline that I sorely lacked as a young adult, discipline that took me a couple of decades to learn on my own with considerable turmoil through trial-and-error.

It appears we are following similar life paths... I almost joined the USAF but was told I'd be placed in only non-combat type roles as i was a naturalized citizen, this didn't really bother me all that much. However my parents insistence i go to college first... won out.

In retrospect, going to the USAF would probably have given me the discipline to pick just ONE major and not jump around all over the place.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #113 on: May 19, 2011, 01:44:32 pm »
Actually, that kind of worked for IBM too

And that's how you became the automaton that you are today...

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #114 on: May 19, 2011, 01:58:29 pm »
I almost joined too -- the Marines though.  Took the ASFAB and everything, recruiter told me I could pretty much pick any field available to a non-com.  Ultimately, the basic training scared me off.  That recruiter was hounding me pretty good too, he thought he bagged him a grunt.

In retrospect, I should have joined.  I think it would have given me the discipline that I sorely lacked as a young adult, discipline that took me a couple of decades to learn on my own with considerable turmoil through trial-and-error.

Fortunately I had a brother-in-law who was just getting out of the USAF when I was enlisting. He actually convinced me, said it was just like any other job if you had kids etc..., which I did, as you lived off base and did not really have to do a lot of the BS stuff. Basic would have been tougher without his advice. All he said was "let them think they are getting to you, molding you, its a game, just let them think that, but inside you know better". It seemed to work. Actually, that kind of worked for IBM too.

I was in the USAF too, for a six-year enlistment.  It definitely helped with my self-discipline.  I agree with what you said about basic... you had to think it was all a game (which it was).  Air Force basic training wasn't physically hard, but they constantly messed with your mind.  I remember that one day, from sunup to sunset, all we did was stay in the barracks and make, then tear apart, and remake our beds... never to the TI's satisfaction.  I was an older recruit (25); I handled the mental manipulation well, so there were a few 18- and 19-year-olds asking my advice on how to get through it.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #115 on: May 19, 2011, 02:06:38 pm »
LOL, you guys make it sound like SEALs BUD/s training. The "messing with your mind" was minimal, all you had to do was what you were told. I remember a lot of mockery and laughing my ass off on many occasions during USN basic training.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #116 on: May 19, 2011, 02:49:32 pm »
If I remember  correctly Oats was a Seal once-upon-a-time. 

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #117 on: May 19, 2011, 03:13:31 pm »
Yes he was.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #118 on: May 19, 2011, 04:16:22 pm »
He's killed more men with a rubber band than I've had birthdays.  That's all you need to know. 

And that's all you're allowed to know.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #119 on: May 19, 2011, 04:25:53 pm »
I don't recall Minoats mentioning he was a SEAL. I'd need to hear it from the man himself. He was USN, but I don't think SEAL. Someone find out. Method, give him a call or a quick email.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #120 on: May 19, 2011, 04:35:08 pm »
He's got Oats on speed dial.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #121 on: May 19, 2011, 06:31:35 pm »
I don't recall Minoats mentioning he was a SEAL.

Part of being a SEAL is that you don;t mention it.   But over drinks one night he let it slip that one of his earliest missions was the covert ops to assassinate Archduke Ferdinand and blame it on some schmoe.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #122 on: May 19, 2011, 06:35:46 pm »
Some schmoe would look good in LF right now.

Come to think of it, Archduke Ferdinand would probably be an upgrade.

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Re: The Bullpen Bar, Patio, & Picnic Area
« Reply #123 on: May 22, 2011, 03:26:48 am »
Chess Records has put out (it's been out I guess) a DVD titled Muddy Waters Classic Concerts.  There are three concerts on the DVD -- Newport Jazz Festival 1960, Copenhagen Jazz Festival 1968, and Molde Jazz Festival 1977.  I was BLOWN AWAY by the Newport concert.  Fifty-one years ago and the music is as fresh and sweet as anything you could possible hear.  What a genius this guy was (is really, the music will never die), and what charisma on stage.

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« Reply #124 on: May 23, 2011, 02:01:29 pm »

Go ahead and make smartass comments deuches, but looking for some ideas. Mrs. JohnJeter and I want to get out of the overcrowded, loud, filthy, deuchebag-infested sewer that is the vibrant world-class city that is Chicago. Have just the 3-day weekend, want to drive somewhere. Considerations: Cahokia Mounds sounds cool. ISF, what are Effigy Mounds like? YOu been? What else is cool to do in IA? We like outdoorsy shyte, but roadside attractions are also a lot of fun.

Any other ideas beside those two anyone? We could also go north, east, doesn't matter.

EDIT; interesting; that censor function picked up "deuchebag" when it was spelled correctly.

 

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