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      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      However, I will tell you that I can gleek on command without a citrus palate stimulus.

      This and this alone is a...great success !!!
      My god you are bringing me back to the days of "hyper color" shirts

      Gleeking on them is a field day!!


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      10-03-2011 01:16 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      I feel like these don't count. Unless you play for those teams. If that's the case,
      <<<Secretly, Denard Robinson.

      THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

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      Drove the new car to work, like a boss.




    4. 10-03-2011 02:06 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      I feel like these don't count. Unless you play for those teams. If that's the case,
      Couch QBs are an intricate part of the modern football offense. My contribution should not be diminished.

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      10-03-2011 02:08 PM #40
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

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      10-03-2011 02:09 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!
      Congrats!
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      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      10-03-2011 02:11 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!

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      10-03-2011 02:11 PM #43
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

      I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
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      10-03-2011 02:12 PM #44
      OK, I'll post one of mine.

      Showed the '33 Continental Flyer in 4 Concours and took 4 trophies.

      Garmin Is My Pilot.

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      10-03-2011 02:15 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!
      Congrats Barry, I think you are winning this thread.
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      10-03-2011 02:21 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Congrats Barry, I think you are winning this thread.
      I'm winning in life, too. It doesn't get any better.

      However, I must give credit where credit is due. Had my wife not touched so many people in her life (in a good way) we would not have had the outpouring of prayers and good wishes and actual help in getting through the last year. We are not religious people in any way, but we did feel the power of prayer.
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

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      10-03-2011 02:23 PM #47
      got the okay from the wife to buy a new (to me) dirtbike! doesn't sound like much but trying to convince her i "need" one when i have one already took a while

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      10-03-2011 02:24 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Drove the new car to work, like a boss.



      Nice Still have the S2k I hope?
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      10-03-2011 06:40 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by BTM View Post
      Nice Still have the S2k I hope?
      Of course.





      And congrats Barry, very happy for you and your wife.

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      10-03-2011 06:50 PM #50
      Thank you all. It's been a pretty amazing trip. I learned more about the female anatomy than I ever cared to know, but have been more than rewarded by her gratitude. It was a very different thing to go from a care receiver (bad back) to primary caregiver. You never know what you can do until you have to. Luckily, I built the house around my handicap making the whole house wheelchair accessible. She quickly regained her strength and is back where she was before this all began. We are very lucky people, and we know it.
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

      I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
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      10-03-2011 07:10 PM #51
      Really needed a haircut but didn't feel like getting one today but for whatever reason, I drive by to see if they're busy. Nope - computers are down, cash only. I never carry cash, but technical difficulties from what would have been a dyno on my car yesterday meant I had cash. Walked right in, sat right down, and proceeded to have a halfway decent conversation with the cute enough blonde who was cutting my hair (I absolutely hate the sit in silence, forced topic every now and then convo's that usually ensue)

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      10-03-2011 07:19 PM #52
      A bit less than 3 years ago I started a band with two of my good friends.

      In 2010 we signed a record deal with a cool Montreal label, recorded our first LP album (we had an EP out in 2009) which came out in march 2011.

      We've been playing live a lot since, and our album was nominated for Alternative Album of the year in the ADISQ Awards (it's kind of like the Grammys, but for French Canada )
      It's the big award show for Quebec's music industry...

      And in two weeks, we're heading to Europe for a small tour in France. And we're touring again in France in december!

      It's pretty much my childhood dream coming true! We still don't really make money out of it, it's hard in such a small market when you don't play mainstream music, but at least I'm not paying to play anymore

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      10-03-2011 07:21 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by matos View Post
      A bit less than 3 years ago I started a band with two of my good friends.

      In 2010 we signed a record deal with a cool Montreal label, recorded our first LP album (we had an EP out in 2009) which came out in march 2011.

      We've been playing live a lot since, and our album was nominated for Alternative Album of the year in the ADISQ Awards (it's kind of like the Grammys, but for French Canada )
      It's the big award show for Quebec's music industry...

      And in two weeks, we're heading to Europe for a small tour in France. And we're touring again in France in december!

      It's pretty much my childhood dream coming true! We still don't really make money out of it, it's hard in such a small market when you don't play mainstream music, but at least I'm not paying to play anymore
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

      I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
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      10-03-2011 07:24 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!
      Awesome!

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      10-03-2011 07:35 PM #55
      I recently fell in love with a wonderful girl. She was just a really cool g/f, but it just hit me going to sleep one night and I just blurted out those three scary words. As someone who doesn't say those without meaning it, it's exciting, scary, and wonderful, especially to hear them back from someone who has never said it and meant it to someone else.

      Everything else in life is great and all, but that's more important to me than my start up company negotiating on seed funding, thus starting me off working for myself with a few others, and getting ourselves money rather than my current bosses. I can always start another company, but girls like this don't come along often.
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      10-03-2011 08:01 PM #56
      Wrapped up my best quarter in 2 years (damn economy), $1.7M. My lovely wife tells me she's taking the kids for the weekend to visit her best friend out of town....Lions won, Tigers won, Red Wings won....

      So it was road trip time. Took a tour, absolutely nowhere, had lunch, and drove back.


      This thread is way more encouraging than the rant thread!
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      10-03-2011 08:27 PM #57
      I sharted earlier but I forced my bum crack shut so it wouldn't leak down to my underwear.

      I staggered my way to the bathroom and wiped it clean.

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      10-03-2011 08:50 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!


      That's really excellent.

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      10-03-2011 09:04 PM #59
      Wrapped up a couple small projects for a good client of mine today, shot him an invoice from my phone, he walked over to me not 5 minutes later and paid the balance in CA$H, plus threw in a couple hudred extra for a job well done! YES!

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      10-03-2011 09:16 PM #60
      Proposing to the gf soon, have a family friend who is a private jeweler and told me when the time comes he would work with me at cost. He outdid himself and got a rock for $3188 that would have retailed for more like $8,000. Then even just a week later the price for that quality of a stone had jumped up over a grand even for him, I checked out retail prices on similar quality stones after he told me that and I was seeing prices anywhere from $9-13,000! He also managed to get the perfect setting at about a grand off retail. Getting a ring valued at anywhere from $12-16,000 for a little over $5,200? Great effin' success!
      Quote Originally Posted by a3lad View Post
      the mods aborted the thread and now who knows what that thread might have turn out to be... maybe one day it wouldve cured cancer.

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      10-03-2011 09:24 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by jettafan[atic] View Post
      Proposing to the gf soon, have a family friend who is a private jeweler and told me when the time comes he would work with me at cost. He outdid himself and got a rock for $3188 that would have retailed for more like $8,000. Then even just a week later the price for that quality of a stone had jumped up over a grand even for him, I checked out retail prices on similar quality stones after he told me that and I was seeing prices anywhere from $9-13,000! He also managed to get the perfect setting at about a grand off retail. Getting a ring valued at anywhere from $12-16,000 for a little over $5,200? Great effin' success!
      Step 2 could either prompt a "Down in flames" thread or another post in here.

      Goodluck.

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      10-03-2011 09:30 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by matos View Post
      A bit less than 3 years ago I started a band with two of my good friends.

      In 2010 we signed a record deal with a cool Montreal label, recorded our first LP album (we had an EP out in 2009) which came out in march 2011.

      We've been playing live a lot since, and our album was nominated for Alternative Album of the year in the ADISQ Awards (it's kind of like the Grammys, but for French Canada )
      It's the big award show for Quebec's music industry...

      And in two weeks, we're heading to Europe for a small tour in France. And we're touring again in France in december!

      It's pretty much my childhood dream coming true! We still don't really make money out of it, it's hard in such a small market when you don't play mainstream music, but at least I'm not paying to play anymore

      Band name or link to check out? s'il vous plaît

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      10-03-2011 09:53 PM #63
      This thread is awesome. It's link belongs in the misty-eyed thread.
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      10-03-2011 10:18 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Man View Post
      Band name or link to check out? s'il vous plaît
      The band's name is Monogrenade. It's in french but I guess you already got that

      www.monogrenade.com (the album can be streamed from there)

      Music videos:

      http://vimeo.com/5587639
      http://vimeo.com/28677329

      Other songs:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCLn7RmrCcI
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqgjEX_lj38
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHtKyqdgU8
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYB4PC_6Yg

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      10-03-2011 10:21 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by matos View Post
      diggin it. would love to see you guys live sometime.

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      10-03-2011 10:22 PM #66
      I have a loving wife and two beautiful daughters. This is my greatest success.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      I recently fell in love with a wonderful girl. She was just a really cool g/f, but it just hit me going to sleep one night and I just blurted out those three scary words. As someone who doesn't say those without meaning it, it's exciting, scary, and wonderful, especially to hear them back from someone who has never said it and meant it to someone else.

      Everything else in life is great and all, but that's more important to me than my start up company negotiating on seed funding, thus starting me off working for myself with a few others, and getting ourselves money rather than my current bosses. I can always start another company, but girls like this don't come along often.
      This! The first time saying it and meaning it, then hearing it back and knowing she means it to is amazing. Mine was this summer.
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      10-03-2011 10:27 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!
      THATS GREAT

      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      I'm winning in life, too. It doesn't get any better.

      However, I must give credit where credit is due. Had my wife not touched so many people in her life (in a good way) we would not have had the outpouring of prayers and good wishes and actual help in getting through the last year. We are not religious people in any way, but we did feel the power of prayer.
      This. I had a skull fracture (like in 7 places) and a 2 out of 15 concussion (where 1 is the worst possible) and was out of the hospital in 3 weeks, and recovered to full non vegetable, non slow self in less than 6 months. I am not religious either, but that was truthfully amazing. All the doctors were amazed.
      Wont go lower. Why? Because Race car.
      Any car I see anymore I think to myself "Would look better lowered," thank you Vortex

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      10-03-2011 10:31 PM #69
      I've been working my ass off for 5 years and haven't spent one unnecessary dime in the last two. Now I have my own place with mortgage payments lower than my rent used to be, my car is payed off, I bought some cool art for the walls along with a goddamn 60" TV, I'm sipping 100$/bottle whiskey, I'm going hunting for a week with my dad and I'm going to see guys punch themselves in the face for my 30th birthday.

      Now I only need to nab a honey that's orbiting around and hope I get a rational one (though that may be a lot to ask )

      **** JUST GOT CHAEL

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      10-03-2011 10:36 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by matos View Post
      I'm digging the clips a lot! This is the first good french music I've heard in years. I'm glad you guys are staying away from the retarded chansonnier or tounes de rock détente trends that's been plaguing the industry for years. It's about time we get to hear some more modern stuff around here. I hope you guys go far!
      **** JUST GOT CHAEL

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