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@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 06:13 PM)

Yes, please read the full context

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If I wasn't reading shout for more than a couple lines, this line of discussion would be very inappropriate

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2019 - 09:08 AM)

Don't frustrate yourself OR her for it. Just keep the camera ready and if it happens, it happens.

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:15 AM)

I'll probably try waving treats in front of her and whistling it, see if I can encourage it

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:14 AM)

I'll try. She's not the most obedient bird, so it's going to take some work to get her to do it on demand.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 10:03 PM)

In fact; we demand video.

@  MEDdMI : (22 October 2019 - 09:26 PM)

Now you have to get it on video

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I'm so proud

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

My parrot just whistled the Transformers theme music

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Yeah, I think both are too old and too expensive at this stage. Hasbro/Paramount are going to try for younger actors that can do multiple films AND can be locked into a multifilm contract cheaply

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 06:05 PM)

so he'd probably be sixty by the time they get to another GI Joe project.

@  Patch : (22 October 2019 - 06:04 PM)

According to Wikipedia he's 51.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM)

isn't Crews like sixty now???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 02:11 PM)

... I could get behind that.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

Who thinks that, in the event of a GI Joe cinematic reboot, John Cena and Terry Crews would be perfect for Duke and Roadblock, respectively?

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

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Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

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Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:14 PM

Once you've rested up, let's see the rest of your pics/hear about what you did!



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 02:18 PM

i didnt really do all that much, at least compared to whats available. never made it to pearl harbor :( the arizona had just re-opened a couple days before i got there too. dont really have a good excuse for not going...
 
lets start with my flights. turns out, im not a flier. i dont like the take offs. dont like the turbulence. and not fond of the landings. other than that, they were ok. the flights home were a bit better. guess i was getting used to it. still couldnt get to sleep though. id wake up with every bump. the flight from denver to indy was quick. that plane was like a sports car and it felt like it was really hauling ass. i actually arrived at indy early, despite my flight from honolulu leaving an hour late. i dont know how people fly so much. to make matters worse, on the day i left i was watching tv and looking at what shows were coming on. found one called "why planes crash"! thanks a lot weather channel. im already nervous about flying (especially over all that water...). that really helps me!
 
it was very windy there. i was expecting it to be, but it was constant. i dont think there was a day where the wind was under 15mph. i dont know how they played golf at the course across from my hotel
 
the birds there are very relaxed. aside from them shopping in the international market place (which is VERY expensive. its like an upper class mall), you can practically walk up right next to them and they wont even flutter. im used to them taking off if you even glance at them. on the way to diamond head, i saw a man feeding them and they were sitting on his arms and flying all around him like he was their king
 
everything is either open-air, or at the least they (mostly) leave their doors open. the international market place doesnt have a proper ceiling as far as i could tell. any ceiling is just the floor above. even my hotel was lacking in walls in certain places. accordingly, a lot of restaurants had seating outside. thats nothing new, but id never seen such a large number of those before
 
the clouds were always big and fluffy. i didnt really notice til the drive home. i was looking outside my brothers truck window and noticed they were all flat.
 
as i mentioned before, it "rained" a few times i was there. it wasnt anything more than a short sprinkle or shower, just enough to know it was doing something. but my last day, i got caught in a proper rain. it still didnt last long, but this time it got the pavement wet
 
of no importance to anyone except me, but i found a place that sells coke icees. yeah i know theyre not that exciting. but when i took my first plane ride to san antonio when i was little (like 5 or so), my brother and i used to walk to a store everyday and get one. so that was a nice memory to kinda relive. of course i had to text my brother and tell him about it lol
 
i went to the beach twice. the first time, at a section pretty close to my hotel, i got knocked on my ass by the waves. they were so strong that i decided to just sit down instead of trying to fight them. came home all covered in sand because i didnt see a rinsing off shower. second time, i went to the waikiki wall. i found it on my way to the aquarium. its basically a walled off section of the beach so the waves arent as strong there. i was able to swim and walk around there. also found a rinsing shower so i didnt take a small beach home with me. still brought some back with me. anakin was right. it gets everywhere. and salt water tastes like shit
 
saw some insanely hot bodies there though ;)
 
i learned that all my so-called waterproof equipment was indeed waterproof. my little fanny pack type thing and camera worked perfectly underwater
 
as i said, i went to the aquarium. it was a bit of a let down. i guess i was expecting it to be bigger, but it was still nice
 
i rented a bike a couple days i was there. had to get some provisions so i biked to walmart. had a hard time finding it cause it was hidden next to a parking garage. met a nice guy called bob (i think that was his name...) from guam while i was locking up my bike and we chatted for a few minutes til i went inside. they had a locker area to put backpacks cause they dont allow them in there. i think that was the only place i went to where they werent allowed.
 
i also went to a target near me. it was 3 levels. the first was the entrance and escalators, and the other 2 were the shopping floors. ive never seen a 3 level target before
 
they have dedicated bike lanes there. that was a nice surprise.
 
already said i went to diamond head and how draining it was. i shouldve prepared better before i left. i thought itd just be a nice jaunt but nooooooooo. thatll learn me. did meet a guy on the road leading into the park that had finished the hike. didnt get his name but we talked about how the view was from up there and that it would be worth killing myself to get to. for the record, im 44, a bit fat and out of shape, but he was right. couple that with an uphill bike ride and upward climb.  it even rained a very little bit at the top
 
also met people from italy and germany. heard a british accent from someone in the hotel lobby, but i didnt meet them. there were also a LOT of (im assuming) japanese people there. ive read a lot of them go there and all the signs had what looked like japanese writing. didnt meet any of them though
 
other than that, i just walked around the few blocks near my hotel and shopped. oh yeah. ive never been much of a foodie, so i didnt try any of the food. plus it was expensive. couldnt see paying all that only to not like it
 
first night i was there, i got to see the local fire department in action. someone got stuck in the hotel elevator and they had to be called in. there were also some fireworks friday night nearby. i got a tan, but i took heed of warnings and sunblocked myself up before i went out everyday. made it out burn free! found a place that had the magnum p.i. shirt for sale (the ORIGINAL 80s magnum that is). but it was almost a hundred dollars. they did get me for 2 100% made in hawaii flower shirts though. theres a store called abcstores. those things are EVERYWHERE! seriously, google "abc stores waikiki" and just look at all that red. id pass one, and a block later id pass another one. dont try to use those for landmarks!
 
i think thats it. i know it doesnt sound like a lot, but i managed to fill my four days up somehow. if i think of anything else ill add it, and ill have pics up somewhere :)

Edited by Telly, 16 September 2019 - 10:11 PM.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 02:55 PM

I've flown a loooot growing up and I grew to hate it. Completely understandable that you didn't get to do everything, nothing wrong with taking a break on a vacation. Sounds like a good time! Looking forward to seeing more pics. :)



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:07 PM

this was definitely me my last day

 


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:50 PM

Links aren't working. Looks like you have them on your Google drive, you might need to set the permission so that anyone can look (but be careful if there's anything sensitive on it). Unsure if Tumblr lets you mass dump pics/link to albums.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:39 PM

No dice. Getting a 404 error.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:21 PM

https://www.tumblr.c...eskeletonsworld

 

that one better work! just scroll down. everything is there except for the videos.

 

videos of waikiki beach on facebook for those that have it. i guess. i tried to set em so everyone could see them, but i clearly dont know what im doing when it comes to this :p

 

https://www.facebook...?type=3

 

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a video of some people canoing on the ala wai canal

 

https://www.facebook...?type=3


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:50 PM

The Facebook links worked, except for the last one, without having to log in. Tumblr did not. I think I had a Tumblr account once, if I can remember the login. Very nice beach, though.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:28 PM

ugh, whatever. you didnt want to see the pics anyway. its just hawaii. rather boring really lol

 

didnt realize that the relatively simple task of showing pics would be such a hassle...

 

ala wai canal:

 

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big ass fish at the aquarium:

 

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a few from my lanai:

 

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diamond head:

 

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this one is looking toward waikiki from the top of diamond head

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international market place:

 

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queen kapi'olani garden. came across this on my way to diamond head:

 

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some from the sunroof:

 

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the sunset i was anxious to see

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the rainbow i was trying to describe earlier. dont know why its sideways. he was nowhere in the area...

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waikiki beach:

 

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:39 PM

more:

 

waikiki beach (again):

 

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i dont know what was going on with this couple. they seemed to have a professional photographer with them. maybe a honeymoon? maybe he was proposing? she was definitely pregnant though

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just some random pics from around waikiki:

 

yeah, i dont know why its there either lol

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another sideways pic. maybe its cause its from my phone? anyway, there you go :) any pics with a time stamp are from my gopro and it doesnt have a zoom. and the time stamp is wrong and i didnt bother to change it. i took it instead of my regular cam because i had a waterproof casing for it. quite useful in a beach environment


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:46 PM

XD Thanks for indulging me. I was wondering about the time stamps. You are rocking that Hawaiian shirt! Great choice. Will have to take another look when I'm back home and not on my cell.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:53 PM

no problem  :thumbsup  i want a lot of people to see these after all :) as for the shirt, the lady was good at her job. she sold me 2 on 2 different days lol theyre 100% made in hawaii, not some walmart knock offs. cant remember the name of the store i got em from


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:47 PM

Y'know now I'm gonna ask for pics of the other ones.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:49 PM

the second 100% hawaiian shirt. i did get another one, but it was made in china and from one of those abc stores. its still nice though. i only bought the 3. looking over my last post i can see how it can be read that i bought 4. i tried to google the name of the store i got them from, but couldnt find it. found a pic of the place though on google streetview or whatever its called

 

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:31 PM

Nice. What color is the 3rd one?



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:36 PM

White, while the designs on it are blue. Ill take a pic of it later
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:38 PM

here it is. im sparing you all having to look at me again :p

 

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the gatekeeper* at the denver airport said she liked my shirt :) she was cute too

 

side note: everything i bought for the trip ended up getting used in one way or another (even if only briefly)

 

STILL cant find the name of the store i bought my shirts at, and its driving me crazy. i used cash so i cant check my statements. surprisingly though, its pretty damn close to marukami udon that was mentioned earlier. so if you go there, then just look around for the shop. its nearly on a corner and down a bit from surf and turf tacos and 88 tees (i think thats what its called). this was the area i became most familiar with as its the neighborhood where my hotel was

 

i DID take more pics. i just posted a small sample so as not to pack the posts full

 

 

*i have no idea what theyre called. it was the lady at the podium that helped with boarding passes and stuff


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:34 PM

Nice. Wise to choose more subtle designs. I probably would've went with the loudest, tackiest design I could find (I already own some very loud Hawaiian shirts). So do you think you might want to go to Hawaii again sometime, or try other places?



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:17 PM

id love to go back. maybe do a different island. and ive always wanted to go to st thomas. i first saw it in weekend at bernies 2 and thought it looked so beautiful. but i dont know. me not liking flying may put the kibosh on that. i think im lucky i was able to make it to hawaii. i might get there though one day

 

i actually did look at going to st thomas first, but it was more expensive than hawaii! granted, i didnt do much shopping around for hotels there


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