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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The frustrations of home buying...
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:59 PM »
Yeah, similar commute in White Rock on the wet coast.  Two hours if you time it poorly to go 45 km.  7-8 months of the year I'm good to go.  110 KPH there and back.  The other 4 months are pretty much a test to see if God is done with me yet.  Winters are not nice here and the roads are down right miserable.  Still, what would you expect for the bald, flat prairie.  

Regarding house size/price, yeah, I'm spoiled.  Our market is hot too, could sell this place for about 180K now, problem is finding somewhere to live.  Took long enough, but we finally got hot too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's your hero?
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:55 PM »
Same for Scott and Carrie.  Life is no fun, especially not at the end.  My mom passed away almost 4 years ago and she would have been my hero.

My dad and all the uncles and aunts are heros too.  They teach so much and do it with love and patience.  I only hope to be as good as they were for my daughter.  

I don't think I have heroes outside that group, or at least I'm not prepared to look past anyone's flaws other than those in the family.  For me, it's a case of respect or not.  As I've aged, become more and more educated and questioned everything, I have found so many things, causes and people leave me empty due to the untruths and outright lies that family is what I trust.  

Some friends are exceptional, notably one.  He was the best man at my wedding.  Great guy, met him/worked with him about the same time I met my wife.  He has always been an exceptional person, above all else he is fair.  He only asks his employees to be honest and work hard to do their best.  Lie, cheat or steal and he'll boot you out on your a$$.  Work hard and he'll give you the shirt off his back.  He's an exceptional father and a good husband.  Good golfer and can he pound beer ;D  I'm pleased to call him my friend and think that emulating his behaviour is a worthwhile thing to do.  Plus his younger kid is into Star Wars so I'm going to corrupt him big time.   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The frustrations of home buying...
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:46 PM »
Yep, as well you should. ;)  I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but we paid 130K for a 1900 sq ft house on a 60x120 lot with a pool ;D

Glad you were able to find something prior to the re-nutifying of the TO market.  If it's any consolation, I commute an hour (96 km) to work everyday thanks to government decentralization insanity.   >:(  Like I need to pay $5K a year in gas costs (and either way, my wife or I commute, so it's unavoidable unless one of us quits) :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Metallica Rant
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:42 PM »
I couldn't agree with you more about Maiden and Priest.  I stopped going to see Maiden after the Powerslave tour and really never bought another album after that point, other than "Best of" types.  

I can only presume you have seen the movie Rock Star.  Did you enjoy it?  Halford was indeed Priest, one and the same.  Having never been at a Priest concert anywhere but in the first four rows, his revelation was a tad disturbing (surprising), but I could have cared less about his orientation and wish he had stayed with the band.  Again, another band I live in the past with.  

AC/DC remains solid in my opinion.  Granted it's some 20+ years since Back in Black, but they are hanging in there with some decent tunes from Razor's edge.  I think I could to some degree accept an argument that they are more rock than metal, but that may well only be because metal seems to have sped up and they remained the same.  Classic metal versus speed metal if you will.  

Other Toy Lines / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: May 20, 2003, 04:24 PM »
Duly noted.

At least until I pick up the variant for ya. ;)

I might have to get one too, just to go along with the two variants I can't unload.  Baseball sucks, well, the figures anyway.  Right Jim?  

I was hoping the first Twin would be Cory Koskie, but not to be.  Maybe they'll do a Puckett in the legends line.  Of course the body shape would preclude using the mold again for another player, so maybe not.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: This one's for Brent
« on: May 20, 2003, 04:21 PM »
Dang, I thought it was going to be an announcement for the She-Hulk movie :-\

Cool link.  We have a youth encouragement committee up here that does talks just like that guy.  sounds like he's pretty good at what he does too.  

Bug's rock, but wouldn't you know it, my daughter is afraid of them.  Heh, that will change ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:00 AM »
That is way to many Hulk figures. Imagine if every Walmart had that many in each store in your city, you could actually melt down all the figures & make a real life size Hulk figure & still have some plastic left to make Brent a She Hulk figure.   ;D

hmmm, customizing.... :-*

Saga '02-'04 / Re: New JD poll: Most wanted VEHICLE!
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:39 AM »
1. Barge
2. Sith Infiltrator

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Cantina Wave 2 Sets a No Go
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:32 AM »
Do we have any clue where these will be distributed?  Non-US I understand, but is Canada still a different country?  I know the first three cleared at Walmart, but they did sell a ton initially, so no worse than many other items.  Or am I just living in a fantasy world? 8)

The Original Trilogy / Where'd the AT-AT go?
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:21 AM »
ROTJ, Vader's shuttle is landing on Endor.  AT-AT can easily be seen slogging along in front of the landing platform.  

Why wasn't it there to crush those pesky little Ewoks? ;)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:10 AM »
Whew, pulled one out today :-\  Going back to Jersey does not make me feel comfortable.  

Ducks Devils would be interesting, but horridly boring (I said that already, right?) but I'd like to see the Sens in there.  Even in losing, Brodeur looked pretty good tonight.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:07 AM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:07 AM »
Ah, Midori.  A green liqeur that can be useful.  I passed through that phase (melon ball+) some time ago. ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Metallica Rant
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:04 AM »
Commercialization sucks, don't it?  Saw a funny set up with the McFarlane Metallica figs.  Somebody had customized them wearing "Napster sucks" t-shirts.

I like Metallica.  I first saw them back in the early 80's (I'll try to find the stub) at a place called the Playhouse theater.  It held 1400 people :o  I was wearing a jean jacket, ergo, I was the only person not wearing black.  

I am a banger from way back.  Though I find it entertaining to think that Metal has gone away (seems my night to disagree with Scott ;)).  I tend to think of it as evolving.  It's really quite funny to think of bands like Zeppelin, Deep Purple and others as "heavy metal" but in their respective day, they were it.  Parents loathed them, governments feared them.  I consider Pearl Jam, Nirvana and the like to essentially be metal.  Yeah, I know, grunge, but the difference would exactly be what?  Driving guitars comprised of about four chords, heavy bass and thundering drums.  Now, what does that describe?  

Other bands I love (in no particular order):

Green Day
Deep Purple

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Pics to Names!
« on: May 19, 2003, 11:57 PM »
If I haven't gained anything else from this thread, I have come to realize that Canadian men look like the most passive, normal men on the face of the Earth.

But then you peel back that handsome exterior to see their Star Wars nerdy-ness, and it's all downhill from there.  ;)

Heh. ;)

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