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Wildstar 12-31-2012 07:41 PM

The XWA.net One-Year Thread VIII: Heir to the Forum
 
Being pro-active with the one-year thread...hope everyone finds the title to their liking. :)

Finally saw my Dad for the holidays today after being sick on Xmas...gave him a $50 gift certificate to his favorite Chinese place. :D

Keyan Farlander 12-31-2012 11:05 PM

Nice title!

Rogue15 01-01-2013 08:10 AM

My resolutions...

Make Specialist by the time i get home

Decide on whether to stay in the national guard or go active duty. there are many pros to both...going active I'll make more money in the long run, but have to work every day, national guard i can go back to college and focus on finding a civilian type job, I've been really considering becoming a professional photographer, one that doesn't charge an arm and a leg for photos...if I stay in the guard, going to talk to my advisor at school on which classes to take to get into that field.

Focus on myself instead of attempting to get into a relationship for the sake of not being single. This is going to be the hardest one, but I just want to better my own self so that I am ready for a relationship whenever it happens.

Focus on making more friends and networking with other people, I've got alot of philly connections now since being attached to this unit...opportunities for work, parties, etc. are plentiful. just maintaining those friendships after I return home may be a little difficult considering philly is 2 hours from where I live.

Read more books...I want to read at least 5 books while I am here. right now I am reading 'The Tiger's Way' it's a book about survival stuff. pretty useful.

Last night was the best new year's eve I've had in a few years, maybe cause 2 girls I like wanted me to dance with them...good times, feels weird not being hungover.

edlib 01-01-2013 09:37 AM

Meet the New Year!

(Same as the Old Year...)

We won't get fooled again?

:joy:

My sole resolutions:

Spend a bit of time each day on the exercise bike.
Clean up around the house more often.
Keep my health up.

The rest will just have to take care of itself. :dozey:

I'd like to find a new love to make me forget all the stress and agony of the old one ending... but that is kind of out of my control. All I can do is just put myself out there a bit more often, and be open to new and unexpected opportunities.

Anyway: I hope it's the best year ever for those of us who are still around! Happy New Year everybody!

:)

Rogue15 01-01-2013 10:15 AM

o yea i frgot another one to my list of "impossible" resolutions: 6 pack abs. lol

@ed: yea thats what im doing but just interacting with more people in general i figure maybe a girl or 2 will show interest in me if i'm out with them all as friends/coworkers during our downtime, or at least have more interaction with attractive females so when i do find one i am really interested in and ready to start a relationship with I dont fall in love too fast like i did with my exes. i want to make them work for my affection, or at least show that they are interested without me having to prove anything.

K_Kinnison 01-01-2013 12:40 PM

Happy new year!

I never really do resolutions. But I am planning on going back to school lose some weight. And get out on my Sailboat this year

Cmdr. Cracken 01-01-2013 02:42 PM

Spent New Years with the GF's family. It was fun. Her brother came into town and stayed as well.

Tired though. Blergh,,,

Rogue15 01-01-2013 02:47 PM

learned to play texas hold 'em tonight with my crew. that was some fun ****.

Sith Holocron 01-01-2013 08:05 PM

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e8...year-large.gif

Keyan Farlander 01-01-2013 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rogue15 (Post 2825872)
learned to play texas hold 'em tonight with my crew. that was some fun ****.

This sounds like it's going to come to a good end.

Rogue15 01-01-2013 10:42 PM

got 2 long days ahead of me. hahaha days are running into eachother.

Keyan Farlander 01-02-2013 09:39 AM

Pretty good first run of the year this morning.

Back at work. Yay :dozey:

Rogue15 01-03-2013 10:09 AM

kuwait city was pretty cool. got to visit one of the largest mosques in the world and one of the malls there. also got to see the persian gulf and could see iran's coastline.

Rogue15 01-03-2013 05:51 PM

i hate how i can have so much fun but at the end of the day i end up depressed about not having a relationship. when does that feeling go away?

Keyan Farlander 01-03-2013 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rogue15 (Post 2826009)
i hate how i can have so much fun but at the end of the day i end up depressed about not having a relationship. when does that feeling go away?

When you have a relationship. At which point at the end of the day you end up depressed about not having the freedom of a single man.

Rogue15 01-04-2013 02:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keyan Farlander (Post 2826021)
When you have a relationship. At which point at the end of the day you end up depressed about not having the freedom of a single man.

i never got depressed about that when i was in a relationship. wish i could erase memories permanently so they stop haunting me.

since i can't have alcohol, supplements are making up for it. lol just bought hydroxycut. no xplode is good but i havent lost an ounce and i been working out alot 30-90 minutes a day ffs and eating all the healthy food. maybe the hydroxycut has something to speed up my metabolism...

Rogue Nine 01-04-2013 07:58 AM

Good to see some things about this place never change. :D

Keyan Farlander 01-04-2013 11:19 PM

Just saw The Hobbit. Eh.

edlib 01-05-2013 09:28 AM

I liked it... despite a few flaws, and many liberties taken with the source material.

Keyan Farlander 01-05-2013 10:21 AM

In general, I liked the stuff they pulled out from other sources and included in the movie. At first I wasn't sure about that Radagast stuff, but by the time it reached its end I thought it was good (minus his ridiculous mode of transportation). I liked the additional stuff in Rivendel.

The stuff I thought brought it down was the stuff that seemed to be totally unnecessary, like having the company pursued by orcs right from the start, the goofy Great Goblin, and the ridiculous action. I mean seriously, how many sequences of falling down bottomless chasms and ending up totally fine can you have before it becomes comical and you diffuse all tension? And the way they did the battle at the end was troubling as well. I guess they needed something climactic to cap off the first film, so I can kind of understand it, but...eh.

But the casting seemed very good (Ian McKellen as Gandalf never did anything for me, but that was pretty much predetermined). Good Thorin and other dwarves, and good Bilbo. Most of the sets and locations were also very good. The parts where they showed the palace inside the Lonely Mountain right at the start were great. If they could have used fewer CGI creatures, that probably would have helped, though.

edlib 01-05-2013 10:55 AM

My biggest complaints about it revolve around "Prequel-itis". The same problems I had with SW episodes 1-3... mainly that since we have seen the outcomes already, the dramatic tension of any situation are lessened, since the audience already knows who walks away unscathed; and the fact that the foreshadowing always becomes a bit heavy-handed.

But I liked the movie for it's slightly more light-hearted feel overall (though still darker and more serious than the book...) next to LotR (which went from "Look how cute Hobbits are!" to "OMG, Wraiths!!!!" in minutes, with almost no pause.)

The Goblin cave battle was totally over-the-top... but I kind of appreciated it for exactly that reason. It was exactly what I wished and imagined all the D&D battle sessions I ever played would have looked like if filmed.

The troll scene bothered me for some reason... though it played out pretty close to the book. So did the conference at Rivendell... Though I understand why it was included, it seemed to drag the momentum down a bit.

I thought Bilbo's casting was fantastic... though I have the same minor complaint I had with the Rings movies is that Hobbits aren't supposed to be "Hollywood" skinny, but a bit portly... but it's not that big a deal.

The stuff with Gollum was spot on. That was the best part of the movie for me.

Rogue15 01-05-2013 12:26 PM

I got my "combat" patch today. :joy:

http://www.28th-infantry-division.us...th-retired.png

edlib 01-05-2013 08:52 PM

I finally just got around to seeing The Dark Knight Rises. Pretty good.

Looks like some snow overnight and tomorrow here. Tomorrow should be a good day to get some laundry and chores done then.

edlib 01-06-2013 09:27 PM

Blah. Felt kinda crummy all day today. Didn't get all that much done.

Off to bed early tonight I think...

Rogue15 01-07-2013 05:17 PM

found what i want to do when i get off this deployment...switch over to active duty. it's worth it.

K_Kinnison 01-08-2013 03:29 AM

Coming up on my Birthday. like last year I am having a Board Game party with some friends visiting. My wife will be hosting a "Gamer widow" side party for the ladies... usually involves drinking and talking. While the Men will be Gaming, drinking, and consuming mass quantities

edlib 01-08-2013 07:55 AM

Pretty productive day at work yesterday. Got a lot of maintenance and tweaking done.

Hopefully, we can keep that momentum up through the rest of the week.

I still don't feel very good... but I'll make it through.

Booked my tickets to go see my dad at the end of the month.

Now I just have to schedule an appointment to get my cracked windshield replaced.
And get new glasses... and a thousand other things...

It never ends... :rolleyes:

Rogue15 01-08-2013 10:11 AM

boring day...weird feeling of depression coming on. wishing i could stop it. exercise does not relieve stress...though i'm going back at it after supper. i think. this month seems to be moving along pretty fast. just hoping i can advance in my career as a soldier and not get told 'well due to cutbacks you cannot go active army' cause what would the point in trying to get promoted and **** if i get home and only be making $20-$50 more at drill, unless i go to college but i dont really want to because i wouldn't be going for any reason other than to get bah for going and i'd be under stress to pass cause if i fail i'd have to pay the money back and that would suck. it already sucks that i am paying 6500 for the bull**** semester that i did take. finally focusing on myself though which is good and my life choice of making this my career, and not what other people think or expect of me and i have stopped trying to win affection from women. i figure hell with that, sure it's fun and all for the first week then it all goes to hell from there and all women are like that so i'll just stay single and rich until the right one comes along and tries to win my affection...not going to make the mistake again of letting a woman run my life and decide what i can or can't do. **** that **** forever.

Keyan Farlander 01-08-2013 10:40 AM

Overslept today. Blah.

Rogue15 01-08-2013 01:53 PM

17 miles on eliptical today. going to do that everyday now and my diet will consist of tuna wraps. putting this hydroxycut to work lol burnt 1400 calories on that ****in eliptical in 2 65 minute sessions.

Wildstar 01-08-2013 07:32 PM

I haven't bowled in a tournament in a long time b/c of a self-imposed avoidance of non-sanctioned tournaments since joining my local assocation's board, but I now have something other than a local or state association tournament or NEBA (which I won't bowl in yet b/c it's a scratch tournament) to bowl in, b/c one of the handicap tournaments that runs in my area just got their USBC sanction. I think they're @ Westgate Lanes next in March.

edlib 01-08-2013 09:55 PM

My belated work holiday lunch/ Yankee Swap tomorrow. At the Capitol Grille. Nice.

This is the gift I'm bringing.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tabl...lle/1100060726
http://img1.imagesbn.com/p/9781435123472_p0_v1_s600.JPG
I'm pretty proud of this choice.

I'm also a weirdo.

Keyan Farlander 01-09-2013 09:48 AM

My favorite part is the included 192-page book on catapults.

Wildstar 01-09-2013 11:43 AM

Just to clarify, there is a handicap division in both my local and state association tournaments, but I never seem to get on a team for those.

Rogue15 01-09-2013 02:44 PM

down to 199 pounds lol total cereal scrambled eggs and breakfast burrito for breakfast along with a glass of mango juice, tuna wrap with 3 scoops of tuna/mayo, jalapenos and lettuce for lunch and supper. and my workout is all on eliptical since i'm not hurting my ankles or knees on it. i do 8 miles in morning before breakfast and 8 at night after my shift. burning 1400 calories altogether. not sure if i'm burning more than i am consuming. i am drinking alot of water, roughly 5-8 20oz. bottles a day and taking hydroxycut 3 times a day as directed on the bottle.

wolveneagle77 01-09-2013 05:41 PM

new here guys sorry but where do i post troubleshooting probs with collectors tie fighter pc game?

Wildstar 01-10-2013 12:08 PM

Wolven, there might not be much help here, as the users here mostly just want to socialize (this is the social thread for these forums, pretty much). The forums on the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project site might be of more help.

Rogue15 01-10-2013 03:52 PM

just watched apollo 18. pretty crazy!!!!!!!!!!!

Rogue15 01-11-2013 08:48 AM

i beat modern warfare 3 on the PS3 today. pretty fun game, lots of awesome in it. :D next game i think i'll play/beat is Blackops 1. waiting for my xbox 360 to get here with my copies of halo 4 and future soldier...

Keyan Farlander 01-12-2013 01:07 PM

Road trip to Asheville, NC next weekend! Who's in?


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