My first pair of AE's.
Bit of a spending spree...some things I needed, others...not so much:
New backpack for the 5th grader:
New wallet for me:
New sunglasses (hopped on the OT bandwagon and picked up the AO Original Pilots):
New WiFi-enabled BluRay player:
I love this thing - Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Crackle... so cool. I watched episodes of All in The Family and Barney Miller...I miss really good sitcoms!
I'm embarrassed to admit i picked up a pair of new wayfarers a few months ago. As for the most recent purchase:
50 feet of landscaping drain pipe so that my back yard doesn't pool up with water after a rain storm
Fred (the deputy) was working part time security at a bank somewhere in Fort Worth. The bank was robbed and Fred pursued. Outside one of the guys (where was two) got behind Fred and slit his throat with a knife. Fred turned his gun around and fired a shot over his own shoulder into the mans face.
Fred is OK. Just has a serious scar on his neck/chin area. Happened a couple months back.
Girlfriend loves these, they were hard to find
and this exact sunset here:
I've got a bunch of high end vintage audio gear I'm clearing out, restored Marantz 4270 - better than new condition; Pioneer SX-5590, 8/10; Concept 16.5, 8/10 cosmetically - 10/10 function. Various high end vintage speakers: Rectilinear Research, AR, Kenwood, Infinity, McIntosh, Leslie 251. PM me for details, clearing out to finance home theater upgrade.
Sony BDP-390 from Amazon
Scroll down the Amazon page and you'll see a nice feature comparison chart between the four models in this line-up. I bought the cheapest model that had built in Wifi - I had no need for the other features like 3D processing or dual core processors. So far I am loving it.
The only thing I would have liked was the option to add a keyboard. Then I found the Sony Remote Media device app for my iPhone. As long as both the phone (or iPad) and the WiFi player are on the same Wifi network, you get complete control of the player - including a full qwerty keyboard - right from your phone or tablet. It works great.
Every cop I know, which is a decent number since I am a firefighter myself, would do the same thing. They are police first and foremost. They are police whether they are on the clock or not. It's their job to stop the bad guys and they all know the risks. It shouldn't be a case of whether the bank is insured. It's a case of stopping the bad guys in the world because not enough people give a **** when it comes to doing so.
If I see someone in need or someone doing something bad I'll do the best of my ability to help that person or stop a criminal. Why? That's just who I am. I have put my life in danger many times while entering burning buildings. Why? Because I feel a moral obligation to do what it is right and to help my community. I have been in the heart of burning buildings that are pitch black and cooking at several hundred degrees thinking "why in the hell do I do this?... and not even get a pay check!" ( I am a career firefighter for one dep, and volunteer for another) and while I am sitting there kicking myself, I still know the correct answer. Because someone has to.
Last edited by VDubby18; 08-20-2012 at 04:24 PM.