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Re: Star Wars days at Disneyland

My wife is leaving for Disneyland this Saturday morning. If there is anything you guys want let me know. If it's only a few bucks she can pick it up, but if it's going to be over $100.00 i'll need the cash ahead of time because the wife goes for broke as it is.
 
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Damn, she's going again? Didn't she go about 3 months ago? She must really love that place.
 
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Tusken_Raiders said:
Damn, she's going again? Didn't she go about 3 months ago? She must really love that place.
I swear to god it's like heroin to her. Oh yeah,...last month she bought a time share in Disneyworld!!! Didn't even tell me about it until it was all over. $1,350.00 down and $550.00 a year. She said she didn't tell me because she thought I would say no?!?!?! Ya' think!!!

So now the real question is, since she is spending 1,300 and 550 every year, what should I buy to equal her ridiculous spending habit?

Any suggestions?
 
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JEDI_MERC said:
Tusken_Raiders said:
Damn, she's going again? Didn't she go about 3 months ago? She must really love that place.
I swear to god it's like heroin to her. Oh yeah,...last month she bought a time share in Disneyworld!!! Didn't even tell me about it until it was all over. $1,350.00 down and $550.00 a year. She said she didn't tell me because she thought I would say no?!?!?! Ya' think!!!

So now the real question is, since she is spending 1,300 and 550 every year, what should I buy to equal her ridiculous spending habit?

Any suggestions?
DisneyWorld? Isn't that in Orlando? Dude that is even more money cuz she has to fly there. I think you should just take that same amount of money that she spent and join us for San Diego Comic Con. You will love it, although the lines do suck.
 
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darthbill said:
JEDI_MERC said:
Tusken_Raiders said:
Damn, she's going again? Didn't she go about 3 months ago? She must really love that place.
I swear to god it's like heroin to her. Oh yeah,...last month she bought a time share in Disneyworld!!! Didn't even tell me about it until it was all over. $1,350.00 down and $550.00 a year. She said she didn't tell me because she thought I would say no?!?!?! Ya' think!!!

So now the real question is, since she is spending 1,300 and 550 every year, what should I buy to equal her ridiculous spending habit?

Any suggestions?
DisneyWorld? Isn't that in Orlando? Dude that is even more money cuz she has to fly there. I think you should just take that same amount of money that she spent and join us for San Diego Comic Con. You will love it, although the lines do suck.
I'd love to go one year. Never been to one of thoes. I can deal with lines. I stood at attention in the Marines so many countless times for endless hours it's like second nature. I stood in line at Celebration III for 6 1/2 hours on Sunday just to get four exclusive Vaders.


She tries to justify the purchas by saying you can use it at either park, the points she gets every year gives her discounts on tickets at the park, food, and invitations to "members only" special events.

But yeah, too much money (imo). She also tries to minimize it by saying that it's a family vacation whenever we want to go( which is usually her )...it's for the kids..think of the memories...And i'm like, fine, Every year i'm going to NYCC AND SDCC, after all it's for the kids, and think of the memories babe.


I'll probably just go along and get along and when my car is paid off next Feb. i'll get my Camaro.
 
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She tries to justify the purchas by saying you can use it at either park, the points she gets every year gives her discounts on tickets at the park, food, and invitations to "members only" special events.

I'll probably just go along and get along and when my car is paid off next Feb. i'll get my Camaro.
LOL Paul, we attended the presentation for Disney Vacations, I forget who they're tied in with but it's a pretty substantial network. I'm sure you guys here in Vegas have all been to at least one timeshare presentation, we ended up trying Fairfield/Wyndham and really liked it, but Disney woulda been a close second in terms of quality and perks.

But I'd have to say I like the Camaro idea a lot better. Are we going vintage or 2010 with the Camaro?
 
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Indiana Jones TOD figures

I know this is old news to the rest of you, but if anyone hasn't found them yet and is interested, the Temple of Doom figure wave is still showing up at Smith's in town. I saw them for the first time yesterday and picked up Willee Scott, Short Round, and a Temple guard. Didn't see Mola Ram or a Thuggee Guard but if anyone sees them drop me a line.

Willee (sp?) Scott is a flat-out amazing figure. The quality rocks (no jacked-up paint job, crooked eyes, or anything detracting from the figure at all) and it's a incredibly good resemblance. I'm in love with Kate Capshaw all over again. LOL

While I was happy with the Grail Knight and Elsa Schneider from Last Crusade, I'm ecstatic about this figure. And that's saying a lot, since I swore off buying toys until I get a new job.
Anyone still looking for these drop me a line and I can tell you where to look since Smith's doesn't seem to have an established "toy" section like Albertsons.
 
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orionlukteel said:
JEDI_MERC said:
She tries to justify the purchas by saying you can use it at either park, the points she gets every year gives her discounts on tickets at the park, food, and invitations to "members only" special events.

I'll probably just go along and get along and when my car is paid off next Feb. i'll get my Camaro.
LOL Paul, we attended the presentation for Disney Vacations, I forget who they're tied in with but it's a pretty substantial network. I'm sure you guys here in Vegas have all been to at least one timeshare presentation, we ended up trying Fairfield/Wyndham and really liked it, but Disney woulda been a close second in terms of quality and perks.

But I'd have to say I like the Camaro idea a lot better. Are we going vintage or 2010 with the Camaro?
Thank you, thank you. I've always wanted an IROC Z with t-tops circa 88"-92" ish. But, the probability of finding one in good shape without needing a bunch of work, and not being on it's 2nd tranny and 3rd engine...is unlikely.

I'm favoring the 2010 charcoal grey with the black racing stripes. Not sure of how much power I want, but probably an RS on the lower end, want to try to keep it around 32,000.
 
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Slight correction on the Camaro. I ment the 6.2 ltr v8 1ss version. It goes for 31,000. If I can't get that one i'll go ine version lower for 27,000.

( whispers ) Zoom Zoom
 
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Re: Star cereal toys

I'm trying to get the complete set of(5) Star Trek insignias. I've only seen them advertised in Kellogs Frosted Flakes and Pops. I bought 2 boxes of both and got all the same four (yellow) commanders light up rank insignias.

If anyone else happens to have these, especially the Klingon and Romulan ones...i'm willing to drive. Help a brotha' out.

Thanks.
 
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orionlukteel said:
I know this is old news to the rest of you, but if anyone hasn't found them yet and is interested, the Temple of Doom figure wave is still showing up at Smith's in town. I saw them for the first time yesterday and picked up Willee Scott, Short Round, and a Temple guard. Didn't see Mola Ram or a Thuggee Guard but if anyone sees them drop me a line.

Willee (sp?) Scott is a flat-out amazing figure. The quality rocks (no jacked-up paint job, crooked eyes, or anything detracting from the figure at all) and it's a incredibly good resemblance. I'm in love with Kate Capshaw all over again. LOL

While I was happy with the Grail Knight and Elsa Schneider from Last Crusade, I'm ecstatic about this figure. And that's saying a lot, since I swore off buying toys until I get a new job.
Anyone still looking for these drop me a line and I can tell you where to look since Smith's doesn't seem to have an established "toy" section like Albertsons.
Pat...Dude..if you see the TOD figs can you pick them up for me...I rarely go to Smiths...Please!.
 
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I'm trying to get the complete set of(5) Star Trek insignias. I've only seen them advertised in Kellogs Frosted Flakes and Pops. I bought 2 boxes of both and got all the same four (yellow) commanders light up rank insignias.

If anyone else happens to have these, especially the Klingon and Romulan ones...i'm willing to drive. Help a brotha' out.

Thanks.
I think I have one silver one
...Unless the wife throw it out...
 
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JEDI_MERC said:
Slight correction on the Camaro. I ment the 6.2 ltr v8 1ss version. It goes for 31,000. If I can't get that one i'll go ine version lower for 27,000.

( whispers ) Zoom Zoom
Zoom Zoom is Mazda... still have my Zoom Zoom plate frame from my RX8. Seems so long ago now... 2004.
 
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Re: UP!

Tusken_Raiders said:
Gambler said:
Well back from some much needed time off. Spent some time back in Houston and than to Florida to spend time with family. Managed to take in 3 very soaking wet days at Disney Star Wars weekends, but glad we went. The rain kept things cool and the lines short, but we were pretty drenched.

In true Star Wars fashion we stood in a 2+ hour line to get the exclusives which were ok, but since we got to the park early the 2 hours was probably much less than most will spend in line. By the time we got out of line the line was crazy long. Got the coin set and 5 or 6 shirts, the watch, and all the pins. The pins are really fancy and large they even have a Grevious pin for $50. All the shirts really have some funny stuff but by far the best is Yoda with some Mickey ears standing in front of one of the line height sticks. Pretty good stuff. I will say after Comic Con and Celebration - Disney weekends leaves alot to be desired, but we went more for Disney since my wife has never been.

If anyone is into Disney pins - they have crazy amounts of pins now. Worse than any Hasbro or Matchbox collections I think.... they pump these out and make them limited or 1st releases and people just swarm to get them. I like them, but they are just pins... I saw one for Flag Day, St. Patricks and all kinds of stuff... I thought... glad I never got hooked on these. I bought the Star Wars ones and some others that were different, but stopped.

They had a bunch for the "Up!" movie, but I passed on them.
Sounds like you guys had a great time...Damn, I hate that any place to get 'hot' Star Wars items, create 2 hour long lines...Also, I never got into the Disney items...However, I would love to get a couple of those Gentle Giant Disney Statues & even those Disney Star Tours figs...

One day I would love to go to Disney World. Again, congrats on your vacation...
The Big Figs is by far the best thing from the Disney/Star Wars themed items. Jedi Mickey and Minnie Leia are the only 2 I have, but they are all pretty neat in my opinion, but not a GOTTA HAVE it necessarily. The pins are nice because they don't really have any Disney tie-in and can stand alone as a Star Wars collectible. They had a framed pin set for $250 which was well done, but you can buy all the pins for $125 or something like that so another $125 for the frame was a bit high to me. Plus the pins are double sided so you would only see the one side in a frame.

Best thing I can say is if you are going to go to Disney and happen to go around Star Wars weekends than it is a bonus, but I won't be purposely scheduling anytime to make future ones.
 
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Yeah..I have to agree with the big GG statues..Well I like 3, DarthMaul Donald, X-Wing Mickey & Stormtrooper Duck...Jedi Mickey is cool as well...

There is a seller on RS selling his, but I dont have $300ea. to drop on them..
 
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Tusken_Raiders said:
JEDI_MERC said:
I'm trying to get the complete set of(5) Star Trek insignias. I've only seen them advertised in Kellogs Frosted Flakes and Pops. I bought 2 boxes of both and got all the same four (yellow) commanders light up rank insignias.

If anyone else happens to have these, especially the Klingon and Romulan ones...i'm willing to drive. Help a brotha' out.

Thanks.
I think I have one silver one
...Unless the wife throw it out...
I have a red one.
 
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echoplex said:
Tusken_Raiders said:
JEDI_MERC said:
I'm trying to get the complete set of(5) Star Trek insignias. I've only seen them advertised in Kellogs Frosted Flakes and Pops. I bought 2 boxes of both and got all the same four (yellow) commanders light up rank insignias.

If anyone else happens to have these, especially the Klingon and Romulan ones...i'm willing to drive. Help a brotha' out.

Thanks.
I think I have one silver one
...Unless the wife throw it out...
I have a red one.
Thanks man.
 
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Is this a message board or a wake?
Nobodys got nothing to say???

Fine, i'll say something just to get a conversation started...My wife spends money like a drunken sailor at an asian strip bar. There. Anyone else have something new to say?

And by the way, she lurks in here every day watching my every move so i'll expexct the argument to start when I come back from the gym tonight.

Look at the lengths I go for this community, and what do you guys do...You sit there and LAUGH!
 
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nothing to talk about. tv is over. good movies dont start coming out til end of the month. Comic-con is still 1.5 months away...but I did get my vacation approved for it, so at least i'm going for sure now.
 
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What Asian strip bar she go to? Thats our next meet for sure
 
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Oh that was spends money like a drunk sailor at a strip bar. Sorry, I see the word strip bar and I get all excited.
 
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darthbill said:
Oh that was spends money like a drunk sailor at a strip bar. Sorry, I see the word strip bar and I get all excited.
Mention a strip club and you will get me talking too lol sorry to hear about the wifes spending habits.. when I was married many many years ago now ( thank got thats over lol ) I used to say my wife had a black belt in shopping.. and yes that would start a few arguments in my home as well god bless and good luck with that
 
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I know, I know. She just got back from Disneyland AGAIN Tuesday. I just have to comprimise I guess and realize that Disney is her thing and Star Wars is mine. I'm like most guys, I'm happy when we are out of debt, the bills are paid, and the rest can go to whatever....

Goint today to start finishing up my right star wars themed sleeve. I have all the pieces, Last month he did a helmet and upper chest piece of the Mando. Rohlan Dyre from KOTOR, he' just doing the background work now Galaxy/cosmic/outter space/nebulas...kinda thing. I have a three hr. session today, another in two weeks and one short one to do any touch up work (if needed). Should be done by the first week in July.
 
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Goint today to start finishing up my right star wars themed sleeve. I have all the pieces, Last month he did a helmet and upper chest piece of the Mando. Rohlan Dyre from KOTOR, he' just doing the background work now Galaxy/cosmic/outter space/nebulas...kinda thing. I have a three hr. session today, another in two weeks and one short one to do any touch up work (if needed). Should be done by the first week in July.
That's cool. I'm actually designing a GI Joe themed sleeve for someone in North Carolina. Naturally I'm not actually doing the inking, just the concept.
 
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MOVIES

Hey just got back from the movies.., my younger two boys wanted to see land of the lost.. they loved it.. my older boy and his friend wanted to see Hangover.. ( they are 16 ) so I had to see that one with them and I do not regret it.. IF you only see one movie in the next week go see Hangover.. but you have to see it with a male friend definatly not a wife or girlfriend movie unless she has a real sick sense of humor.. it was that good :)
 
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Hey just got back from the movies.., my younger two boys wanted to see land of the lost.. they loved it.. my older boy and his friend wanted to see Hangover.. ( they are 16 ) so I had to see that one with them and I do not regret it.. IF you only see one movie in the next week go see Hangover.. but you have to see it with a male friend definatly not a wife or girlfriend movie unless she has a real sick sense of humor.. it was that good :)
I'd love to see hangover. Problem is most of my friends live in Chicago. I need a man-date.

Seriously though, Does anyone here ever go to the bigger name clubs, walk the strip, bar hop, casinos, concerts... Seems like all I do is pick up garbage, play "SUPERDAD" and try to keep the peace with the wife. I know a couple of guys at work that go out once in a blue moon, but does anyone here ACTUALLY do stuff?

Back home (Chicago) it's a little different, No big casinos but lots of smalier, trendy hangouts downtown and all along Clark st. Clark street from about 1/2 mile north of Wrigley Field down to Shetfield and a little farther is about as close to "the strip" as Chicago has. Then you have the corner neighborhood pub that guys from the area hang out and have a few and shoot pool. Don't see that kinda thing happening here though.


I miss the regular UFC parties in my friends basements.
 
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JEDI_MERC said:
Nerfhearder said:
Hey just got back from the movies.., my younger two boys wanted to see land of the lost.. they loved it.. my older boy and his friend wanted to see Hangover.. ( they are 16 ) so I had to see that one with them and I do not regret it.. IF you only see one movie in the next week go see Hangover.. but you have to see it with a male friend definatly not a wife or girlfriend movie unless she has a real sick sense of humor.. it was that good :)
I'd love to see hangover. Problem is most of my friends live in Chicago. I need a man-date.

Seriously though, Does anyone here ever go to the bigger name clubs, walk the strip, bar hop, casinos, concerts... Seems like all I do is pick up garbage, play "SUPERDAD" and try to keep the peace with the wife. I know a couple of guys at work that go out once in a blue moon, but does anyone here ACTUALLY do stuff?

Back home (Chicago) it's a little different, No big casinos but lots of smalier, trendy hangouts downtown and all along Clark st. Clark street from about 1/2 mile north of Wrigley Field down to Shetfield and a little farther is about as close to "the strip" as Chicago has. Then you have the corner neighborhood pub that guys from the area hang out and have a few and shoot pool. Don't see that kinda thing happening here though.


I miss the regular UFC parties in my friends basements.
Damn bro...before all this I would have been seriously down. I stopped do all that once this happend...
 
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Tusken_Raiders said:
JEDI_MERC said:
Nerfhearder said:
Hey just got back from the movies.., my younger two boys wanted to see land of the lost.. they loved it.. my older boy and his friend wanted to see Hangover.. ( they are 16 ) so I had to see that one with them and I do not regret it.. IF you only see one movie in the next week go see Hangover.. but you have to see it with a male friend definatly not a wife or girlfriend movie unless she has a real sick sense of humor.. it was that good :)
I'd love to see hangover. Problem is most of my friends live in Chicago. I need a man-date.

Seriously though, Does anyone here ever go to the bigger name clubs, walk the strip, bar hop, casinos, concerts... Seems like all I do is pick up garbage, play "SUPERDAD" and try to keep the peace with the wife. I know a couple of guys at work that go out once in a blue moon, but does anyone here ACTUALLY do stuff?

Back home (Chicago) it's a little different, No big casinos but lots of smalier, trendy hangouts downtown and all along Clark st. Clark street from about 1/2 mile north of Wrigley Field down to Shetfield and a little farther is about as close to "the strip" as Chicago has. Then you have the corner neighborhood pub that guys from the area hang out and have a few and shoot pool. Don't see that kinda thing happening here though.


I miss the regular UFC parties in my friends basements.
Damn bro...before all this I would have been seriously down. I stopped do all that once this happend...
Eh, it would be cool. Once you get back to your old self we'll have to take you out and celebrate your recovery. Heck, we could even go now. I bet we could even use the handicapped parking.


Just kidding bro.
 
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Friggin long post....

Yeah, Vegas is a strange place if you live here. Back in my tourist days I could think of no better place to go for a vacation with friends. Certainly no offense to anyone here, but it seems making friends in this town is just different. I don't know if it is because people come and go all the time or just the 24 hour crazy work schedules. The water... I really don't know.

In Texas, friends would just show up (and don't get me wrong, sometimes that would have its moments too), but they would show up for any reason... new movie came out on DVD or just to shoot the breeze whatever. Here... the few people I have met at work just want to go to social things like clubs, bars and be seen. I can care less if people see me hangin at Town Square or going to a night club or happin bar. I never really had that side in me except maybe in college, but even then it was something to do not bacause "I had to". This town seems to want everything to have a purpose... mostly I can state this about the people I work with and maybe they are all just acholics or something. My old boss who was born here even admits... he doesn't like to have people over and going out (unless for a really good reason) is too much trouble. I got him into Warcraft and really just to talk to him sometimes I have to log in to the game and say "whats up". I have known him for 3 years now and never gone to lunch, dinner, movie or anything. His bestfriend that he grew up with is pretty much the same, but I have gotten him out of his house to go shoot guns recently.

I think most of us here aren't born here, so again, not to offend anyone, but how do those born here find friends. They don't leave the house and they lack interest in anything that requires them to be social other than drink.

In Texas, I couldn't stop people from showing up and we always found something to do. Playstation, movies, BBQ in the backyard whatever. Paintball was really a hot thing for me before I moved here. It seems to have a small following in Vegas and it is all about SpeedBall and laying paint. In Texas we had 35-100 guys/girls show up on a weekend in some crazy wooded area and it was huge. We had games that would last hours and night games which were crazy fun. I don't know if any of you have the same feelings, but I just don't get what I am missing here.

We have a girl that my wife and I have known for about 4 years and we both worked with her and had some good times at work. We even had some dinner get togethers with others from the job and life was good. We found out she was moving 1 block away from the house and she and her man were all excited and were coming over once a week for about 4 months or so to hang out and whatever and crazy out of the blue...everything stopped. No calls, no coming by no nothing. I still to this day have no idea what happened and my wife seems to think maybe they were just hanging out with us for info... since we were 1st time buyers and they were as well. We had gone through everything they were going through only about six months before them. So they had alot of house questions and stuff, but I thought the dinners and hanging out were genuine. My opinion is her and her man starting having problems and they didn't want to include us (which is fine if that is the case, but at least say something). My wife has been here much longer than I and even she with middle and high school time here really never made any lifelong connections. We laugh because I wonder how we ever met/worked out.

I think maybe school has alot to do with connections either college or high school or whenever. You get to know people in a non-work environment and away from family (parents) so I think you have more time to gain a level of trust and discuss similar interests and what not. Before you know it you go to movies and dinner and hang out. They come to your house (dorm, apt.) and you to theirs. I think once you go to work and do nothing else it is hard to find those same connections unless you have time to spend with these people outside of work or maybe your job has a slower pace and more social atmosphere to make these connections.

That is part of why I jumped on these boards years ago. I didn't have the time at work to meet people and to be honest most of them were not people I would normally hang out with just because we had no real common ground. When I moved to Austin with some friends I still turned to these communities to help grow new friendships and we did grow the group fairly large. I think our group has had issues more just do to time than anything else. Sure we may have other reasons, but for those (myself included) who truly wanted to get together timing has just been off. I have no problem taking up restaurants time with our meets, but I think our best meets have been at people's homes. Not everyone is comfortable offering that up and some just can't. But I really enjoy seeing others collections and having no time limit on the time we spend. It seems at restaurants we get in a rush after a few hours and the wait staff understandbly gets a bit rough at times or just stops coming by altogether. No one wants to overstay a welcome even at a home, but I don't think anyone has kicked us out. Even when I traded some of my stuff I was ok if you stayed 5 minutes or a few hours to talk, watch a movie, eat pizza or play some Star Wars board game that no one knew how to play (Star Wars Miniatures). I guess it is wishful thinking, but I would like more of those times. It was the closest thing I had to being back in Texas and I hope for those who did come by from time to time the feeling was mutual.
 
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Re: Friggin long post....

Had to change the title... I guess when I get typing my speed is pretty fast. I know TR would have broken that into two or three posts.
Got carried away I guess. I don't post often, but I at least give you something to read.
 
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Gambler said:
Had to change the title... I guess when I get typing my speed is pretty fast. I know TR would have broken that into two or three posts.
Got carried away I guess. I don't post often, but I at least give you something to read.
No doubt...this is a very long read...
 
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Gambler, true in many levels. I believe this is what Echoplex was trying to say 6-8 weeks ago (well a different verison)..

I'm one of the few people born and raised here and yes it hard to just move here and meet friends...I dont know why, maybe its a trust factor, age, likes, family, differences, etc...My problem is that its hard to keep friends. Ive had tons of friends in my life, I was in a fraternity (with 30-50 brothers in my school life) here in Vegas and you want to know how many of them I still talk to? Only one, I dont know why? Where all different, I know some of them probably hang still hang out with each other, but I dont...I dont hang out with my former co-workers or other classmates that I hung out with...But for whatever reasons that I had lost friends I personally I feel I lost friends once I got married, not because of the wife, but the fact is I stayed home more and wasnt available as before...

Who really knows...I tried hard to get meets together, with minimal turnout...I know some dont want to travel, family issues, etc...The problem I have with the meets is that I can understand a few guys missing them, however, there are guys here (lurkers or regulars) that just dont care to meet. I liked Madonna, yet I think he only turned out to one meet...and I thought I had a repore with him, yet, DB & I where going meet up with him at con, we talked to him on the way to Con last years to meet up on 'preview night' and that was it, we never heard from him again...thats almost a year ago...No reason, no nothing, he just stopped taking my calls, texts and such...But thats how it is and there is nothing I can do...


As for meeting at someones house, well I know that Sith702 had a few meets at his house, yet, I know that he didnt trust everyone, especially the ones that he never met...I know that it would be difficult to allow a stranger in your house without meeting them (which is the purpose of meets)...Ive been curious to meet scummers like Creeping Fear & Oriontukeel but they haven't been able to make a meet, and Im sure there stand up guys, but one day I would love to meet them...

Now on another board Im on (sideshowcollectors.com) this guy is looking for Vegas collector friends http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55865
now I did contact him and we planned on meeting but I havent felt well this last two weeks, so I had to bail out on him, but I hope to meet before Con...He is looking for friends here in Vegas & local that are going to SDCC attendees...

But I did try my best to hang out with everyone here...but with my body the way it is, I just cant as much as I want to...
 
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Don't know why I didn't realize you were a true local TR. Must have missed that in conversations or maybe never came up. Yeah the trust thing is always a tough hurdle. Heck I had friends (supposedly) back in the day that when I wasn't looking would slip a few of my baseball cards out along with the old NFL mini-helmets you used to get from vending machines. I really never thought it was them, just thought I lost them. Until one day I literally caught them red handed.
On the other hand, while I have no doubt limitations have kept you from doing as much and that is really hard because I know you like getting out and about. Heck if time and place were no issue I would pick you up anytime I could.

I guess the one thing I still find different is I have thousands of miles between me and some of my good friends and clearly we don't talk as much or see each other nearly as often and in some case don't even have the same interests anymore, but they know my door and their door is always open. I guess I struggle with the idea that Vegas is so different. When we bought our house I really thought things would change. We would meet neighbors and have cookouts and whatever. I know we are in a unique time, but my neighbor to the right is clearly an older single guy who works nights and I hardly have seen. Across the street I think it must be an investment house because they have cats that live there and they leave the upstairs windows open and come by like once every other weekend to check on the house. Next to them is a Foreclosure so I guess that was just a dream. I feel worst for my wife as most of you know she is from another country and I tell her tales of my life and she has met many of my friends and she has really never had anyone in her life but family. After the events with our friend from work, I think she has just gone sour on the whole idea of meeting people (girls anyway) that she could make friends with. It is hard to explain to her a "girls night out" or a "guys night out" because she really isn't sure who she would spend the night out with. She isn't the most outgoing around people she doesn't know so I worked hard to foster that relationship and when "we" failed, I think she doesn't think those girls exist. Crazy stuff really... We don't and most likely won't have kids so I want her experience what other people have to offer and that fun can be had away from your family and husband. I don't think it bothers her much as this probably isn't too different from living in her country, but at the same time that is why her family left to experience what we have to offer here and I don't want to disappoint her I guess.
 
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Yeah..Ive caught friends taking a few things...Sucks.

Dude, I still keep in contact with childhood friends...Some live close by and we used to get together at least once a month for food, board games, hanging out, poker (whether it be at one of our houses or resturants), however, things change and now where lucky if we see each other once a year...I think my friend getting married to his girlfried changed everything...But thats life..
 
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I just have trust issues...and i'm lazy. When I was but a wee lad, I had friends and as I got older I had other friends, but I noticed my friends like to take my stuff. Then they would hang out with kids that didn't like me. So I just said "f it don't need no friends". It's worked out ok for me. I know it sounds kinda a-holeish, but it's just how I am with people.

When I moved here I came to these boards to meet people, so I'm not totally turned off of the idea of friends. I know you guys, you know me, we're one big dysfunctional family. Some of us are closer than others, but I like to think that we are all more than just aquaintances. We might not be giving each other kidneys if we need it, but we're not douchebags either. Over the years we have grown apart as out interests have changed. I blame Hasbro. If they didn't charge so dang much for a figure, more of us would still be buying them, thereby giving us more to talk about.

I think we need to start planning lunch for SDCC now, that way no one has any excuses....until the programming comes out and we all want to watch diff panels and never have time...better make it dinner. late dinner.
 
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Hey guys.. yes friends are hard to come by.. I have come to about 3 meets and I would love to come to more. everyone I have met has been great and I would like to host a sunday bbq of video games poker or wargaming.. unfortunatly right now my moms health being what it is I cant.. but after this summer my schedule should calm down some.. got the ex wife and those problems squared away ( hopefully for good lol ) as soon as mom is stable I can get my personal life back in order then it on!! I might even be able to go to con next year!! lol
 
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I too agree... we should blame Hasbro. After all they have taken thousands from us over the years and they don't call or write. They just like us for our money. I think we should write them and ask where our "bail out" money is.

I also agree on the crazy disfunctional family too... I guess I just want to see my crazy family more often. Wow.... that is crazy!!!
 
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MMO anyone?

I guess I should talk about the newest Star Wars craze... I guess if you are a PC Gamer anyway. Even it you are not... did you check out the trailer for the MMO The Old Republic? I think I already am killing off my Warcraft account, but this may help. I am kinda wondering if I have the time for another MMO, but it is Star Wars so kinda hard to say no. At the very least I think Diablo III will get some play time at my house. Just have to wait and see more about this Star Wars MMO - please don't be another Galaxies screw up.
 
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Not to cut you off about the KOTOR computer game...i'll get back to that in a minute.

About the friend issues we all have... For some reason, I don't know, maybe I need to talk to a shrink someday but, i'm the kinda person who once I know you and enjoy your company, similar interests, same way of thinking, laugh at the same jokes, hang out here and there, earn each others trust...I consider you my friend for life. I have only two of them left. I've known Derek since kindergarden, and Phill since 6th grade. Both of them I would give every last dime in my pocket and the kidney in my side for.

There have been other "considered to be best friends" but along the path they chose in life they grew distant, reclusive, huge lifestyle changes...I mean I had this friend Robert Hartle I was in the U.S.M.C. with in bootcamp, went to MCT together, Engineer school together, stationed at the same unit, barracks and even bunked in the same room for two years together. We were gym rats, Tijuana regulars, Dated two girls who were sisters, even spent Thanksgiving at his moms house in Tempe AZ. Then all of a sudden after we got discharged, he's gone (poof). Years went by and I found him on myspace, got his number from his brother and spoke to him on the phone. He tried to play it off like I had the wrong person. Can you believe that crap!?!?!


Anyway, most of my childhood friends are still back in Chicago and military friends are more scattered but with the exception of my brother-in-law and you guys I don't do crap. I'm really getting fed up with going to Santa Fe Station casion or Red Rock to watch the UFC fights in a room with 300 people and paying $8.00 a beer. Then walking out afterwards and seeing club 54 or the new Cherry club at Redrock and wanting to go in and b.s. and then i'm like, oh wait, I don't have anyone here with me to b.s. or socalize with.

I'm not the outgoing type either so I don't feel comfortable walking into a strange setting and starting up a conversation with strangers just for the sake of drinking and conversing, male or female. The guys will probably think your gay and the women will think you're trying to hit on them. I wish I could just go to a joint with at least one or two friends and have a few Duffs, and if find the liquid courage maybe hit the loor if the right song comes on( usually either 80's, punk, or booty shaking music).

We move into our new house in two weeks over by Durango and Elkhorne (5 bedrooms = Star Wars room is back) and anyone is welcome there. My place is also open for meets once we get settled.

I spoke to Ceasar yesterday and I might try a place or two over on Freemont street with him.

But back to KOTOR. I like it more than any era, even OT. It is my absolute favorite. Mandos, Mandos my god the Mandalorians. Problem is with time and work, family...If I embark on this p.c. journey something will get left out. So I will relunctantly pass.
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I am always down for a meet whenever. As long as it is in the afternoon sometime I am cool. We should start planning the pre con meet. That is usually one of the better turnouts. As for all this stuff I agree with about all of it. I would like to have a closer community here, but life gets in the way abit. I think we should all make an effort to hang out more.
 
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