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Oh come on, who actually goes to prom and enjoys it?
Those who end up lucky in the back seat of a car.
There is a chance I will be able to drop in on this one now. I have a guitar recital that day, but earlier on I might have a chance to swing by. I'll know for sure closer to the date, but for now I'll say I have a 30% certainty I can come.
Another note: there's a very good pizza place somewhere on Snelling. I think it was close to Snelling & Randolph. The trade-off is that it's a sit down place and we'd have less war time, but it is an idea. It's called Grampa Tony's or somethng like that.
PS: Anybody know if Jangadance can make it or is going to try to? That gun of his was badass.
Time's winding down. Hopefully most of the snow vacates the premises. It was ideal last year in my opinion. Should be fun any way we look at it, but good conditions always help.
Special botany discussion aside, I'm excited to see the war zone. I haven't been to the site since spring of last year. Has anything new gone up around it? Any obstacles/more cover? What's there to get behind now instead of dirt humps?
Sounds like quite an attendance so far. Last year's was a good number, but it's always interesting to see more show up.
1.) A project/paper should hopefully not be due that next Monday. I will prepare as best I can in advance if that's the case, but if I'm behind, I should keep my focus on school.
2.) My spring break begins on the 15th. That means my parents will be anxious to know when to pick me up to bring me back to Duluth for a few days. If for some dire reason that they need to pick me up on the 15th, I'll need to return then with them. Again, I'll do my best to steer clear of that.
3.) If my dorm core-blocks students or closes for spring break, I will be shit out of luck for being able to stick around the Cities. The closest I might be able to stay would be in St. Cloud with the friend I was planning to bring along. I don't anticipate this happening though, so that should be ok.
If one of the above situations arises and jeopardizes my attendence, I will do my absolute best to correct that. I'll make sure to check the boards a little more often now and again to see what's up. My current RSVP: Attending unless one of the big elephants above sits in my path.
Secondly, there was a train running underneath the bridge at that time. My dad had a hunch about the oscillation of soundwaves generated by the train, and how they could have played a role in the bridge's collapse. Maybe an engineering major can help me out in explaining this, as my focus is on psychology and not civil engineering.
Thirdly, it was a hot day. The heat could have added further stress on the steel joints of the bridge.
Now that I'm back at school, the gravity of the situation has sunk even deeper. Going across campus, I can see the barges and the twisted steel that has been hauled onto the bank. It's eerie to look at and imagine just what went down. My girlfriend was distantly related to the last victim to be recovered as well, so that was a topic we didn't bring up at her family reunion. It isn't exactly a personal touch so much, but it just made me appreciate the scope of what happened there.
That sounds like an engaging research report. It's better when teachers/professors make their lessons applicable to real life.
There's really two types of Nerfers in the NIC. The first uses NH and other sites as resources to fuel their passion for Nerf. They search for, and introduce new ideas. Their posts are relevant and worthwhile, with thought-out comments and questions instead of the oh so common "That's SOOOO cool! You're AMAZING!" or "Does anybody here know how to mod a Maverick?" They don't necessarily post often either. I've been here for 3 years (aside from former memberships at NerfCenter and NerfOnline) and I already see recent members shooting past my post count. Some contribute and sadly, most of them don't.
Which leads into the other type of NIC member. They are to the NIC as barnacles are to an old wooden ship. They ride the forums, encrusting them with mostly pointless posts. Many try to whore as many posts as possible. It's just a number. It isn't a statement unless you've made something worthwhile. It gets old to see a member come along and post 14 times in a day every once in a while. Their voices do not need to be heard in every thread.
So now you are left with a choice. Do you become a barnacle, or are you a wooden plank, forming the great vessel that is the NIC?
It hit close to home for me too, because I attend school only a couple miles from the bridge and have crossed it often on the weekend. I called my buddy today to make sure he was ok, and apparently he avoided taking that bridge today on his way home from work. Had he not, it could have been quite possible that he could have been caught up in the traumatic experience there. It's tough to imagine how panicked many of the families of the victims must be. I wish the best to those involved in the accident and hope for a quick recovery.
I'm only making a point, you don't have to celebrate it.
It's cool to see what the city did with the place since spring. Looks as if things are a little easier to run around since the big dirt mound is gone, even though it did provide some cover. Hopefully we can get another one going so I can make it there.
1.) Money - Pink Floyd
2.) Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3.) A Day in the Life - The Beatles
4.) Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
5.) March of the Black Queen - Queen
6.) Layla - Derek & The Dominos
7.) Hurricane - Bob Dylan
8.) Aqualung - Jethro Tull
9.) Purple Rain - Prince
10.) Touch of Grey - Grateful Dead
So what if some of them are overplayed, they are overplayed for good reason. I'm surprised I hadn't seen any Dylan, Beatles, or Grateful Dead yet.
True, very true. But the music is what kicked ass. Pink floyd is the bomb.
1. Pink Floyd The Wall
That is the most messed up movie I've ever seen... but it was great!
Roger Waters has an odd creativity. Good thing I'm seeing one of his shows in 9 days.
2.) Caddyshack - Harold Ramis had the all-star lineup. Chevy Chase as the suave, debonair, yet awkward rich golfer. Rodney Dangerfield as the quirky land development owner, and all around funny guy. Ted Knight as the snobby country club patron, with ridiculous antics. And of course Bill Murray as the slow, crafty greenskeeper. It's all tied together by great support actors too, and it makes me laugh harder since I work at a country club.
3.) Scarface - Violent, but touching. It's more than just saying "hello" to Al Pacino's little friend. It demonstrates the downward spiral of an immigrant caught up in the drug industry. A perfect example of how fast one can fall from the top. Scarface has a nice storyline, with the action to keep people interested.
4.) Rocky - A truly inspirational story, followed by a solid series of sequels. Watching it always gets me off my ass, and makes me do something productive. Even if he doesn't beat the shit out of Apollo Creed, he went the distance and wins at life.
5.) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - It's a very psychologically terrifying movie. While Tobe Hooper doesn't implement the use of gore and graphic killings, it happens more behind closed doors, so he forces your imagination to run free. I respect that in a movie. And who can forget the dinner table scene. I can't think of many things more torturesome than it.
I, too, am a patron of the indoor Maverick. NFs are nice, but if you have a Mav it has a quicker rate of fire; big comfort in close quarters wars. There are lots of guns listed here I would go with, but there's a few more I would add: Supermaxx 3000, Supermaxx 1500, Splitfire, Monoblast, or an RF20. Most of those are a little more difficult to come across, but they suit the case well.
Secondly, attendence from my crew is poor. Most will be involved in an ultimate frisbee tournament the weekend of the war, and I will possibly be involved with that. I have 1 other person interested in going, and I could string together one more if the planets align right.
In short, this war unfortunately does not look promising for me. I'll give a final update as it approaches, but for now it looks as if I'm out. Depending on who's all still around after summer, we could get a fall war together. Sorry guys!
As a suggestion: rather than trying to glue two crayolas together, just nest the crayola inside some 1/2" PVC, fins towards the back...it works rather well.
This is an easy process and it'll keep your gun in tip-top shape. I made a writeup on it a little over a year ago. My AT2ks have lasted several wars and countless firing without a problem. It'll take you a little less than a half an hour and it'll keep up with a good many guns. Good luck.
I happen to be toting a 30GB iPod video. I like it because it fits me and my music/video preferences. To be honest, I don't utilize the video capability overly much. I have it for the sake of simple accessibility to my music, and the larger storage size to house my library. It is currently full, with 6300 songs, a select few videos, and a small deal of photos. I enjoy it and it was a wise investment for me, especially going into the college season. The disadvantage of it is how file types are anal and it takes time to convert things to put them on. Luckily, I've taken the time to work on that.
I have also experienced the MP3 player side of the story too, so I can't be too biased. I have a 128MB iRiver something. It was when MP3 players first came out, when Rio and iRiver dominated the market. Despite the smaller size, I enjoy using the player. It was easy to get songs on in little time and get listening fast. The drawbacks to the player are the lack of depth in organization, as provided in iTunes. Also, it doesn't have a rechargable battery, so I blow a wad on that. Then again, it is old, and the newer stuff out there probably fixes these disadvantages.
I don't have blind faith and glorify one or the other. I take my iPod more often than my MP3 player because my musical tastes change several times in a day. I go through recurring stages with bands I listen to.
I like how an argument can be drawn from virtually anything. Chill out and just enjoy the long strange trip you're on in your music.
The only chance I see of getting the interest to make it, is if for some reason I can't get my clan to SPANO. So this one would be doubtful to make. It's on my mind though.
LOTR, fine that you don't need my car. Just means more of my guys in it instead. Hope I wasn't too inhospitable last time.
The ride situation was perfect; I was grateful to get to the war, so again I thank you. I just felt bad that we had to make an out-of-the-way trip back to my dorm for my friend. They had me stressed out the whole morning because they overslept and all that stuff. But yeah, now you can bring more guys, so it works.
Always good to see a friendly face on the boards, welcome Jeff.
Are smoke bombs even legal in wars?
1.) Depends on who's warring, and what their preferences are.
2.) Wow guys... just wow. In some wars, it might be possibly practical. But in every war I've been to, the practicality of having a big-ass smoke bomb is next to nil. Sure, other people will have a hard time hitting you. You will have a hard time hitting them as well. It would be like watching blind kids play dodgeball in gym class. The whole point of warring is to flip shit and diddle your opponents. I would have much less fun doing so if I was half blind.
3.) The whole concept is just plain novelty. Don't get me wrong, I'm interested in smoke bombs and all that shit too, but applying something like that would be tough. If you get out and attend a war and shock us all with your tricks, I will allow you one free kick to my ass.
Maxshot - Rambo is right. It's a good package.
SuperMaxx 1500 - It's good you plan to search for it. It has great range, accuracy, and ROF. Plenty will vouch for that.
SuperMaxx 5000 - This has also been mentioned. My friends and I were amazed at it after the modding was done.
Longshot - If done correctly, this gun will be a favorite. Impressive range, and much higher ROF than the BBB.