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8446
Well.  I'm a little late to this thread...but I figured I'd chime in since the girlfriend and I decided that renting was for suckers and we bought a condo in January.  It's a 1-bedroom loft right in downtown Dallas.  It was a 5 year old building that was just renovated and converted into modern-style lofts - and as they were trying to sell over 100 units all at once, the prices were low compared to similar properties in the area.

We feel that we got a great deal and that it will probably go up in value considerably over the 5 years we plan to live in it.  It's got granite counters, 12' celings, concrete floors, fantastic location,  a second parking space, washer and dryer, and stainless steel appliances for the kitchen.  The best part was that we managed to crunch all the numbers and after the downpayment, our mortgage payment is pretty much the same amount each month that we were paying to rent.

Here are some images from the website of the building and model properties:




Anyways...we were pretty happy with our experience and after four months are just about moved in.... we're still looking to add more bookshelves (ours are all but full) and I've still got some star wars unpacking to do (vehicle hanging) - but...yeah....so that was our buying experience.


8447
I had my own stint with this condition today.  Mostly due to wearing my last pair to the gym... laundry commencing at oh-six-hundred.

8448
Flyers up 2 games to none!  Eastern Conference finals, here we come.

Maybe not.  :(  Now tied up 2-2.  I think this series is going seven.  And that's going to really hurt whoever wins.  A tough, physical series and then having to play a speedy and restful TB team.  

Well, Philly put on an ass-whupin today...

But, they lost their goalie it would seem (anyone hear what the injury was?) and game 6 is up North...

This series has game 7 written all over it.

And I hope it does go to 7 - so the winner can be even more gassed when they play Tampa.  :)

8449
These topics are so serious though, that the anymosity isn't simplistic, and it becomes deeper, and it ruins what otherwise is a strong harmony in the community...  

For the record - After some initial animosity - Dressel is my favorite republican ever.

(no sarcasm either)

8450
LOL

skid marks?

Don't act like you don't know what I'm talkin' about.  :P

8451
I'm down.


8452
It's to keep the pee-stains, skidmarks, and poop-stench from forming directly on your jeans.

So, if you're really careful about shaking and wiping - I guess you'll be just fine.

Oh, and be extra careful around your zipper.



8453
oh well, there's always next year :)

Not really true this time around...  :(

8454
Agreed to all points above.  That Veers is one of the worst figures of the modern line.

Of these, the one I'd like resculpted the most would be bib fortuna - but I'd take all of these - although I don't think another vader sculpt is necessary given the VOTC one coming out - which is also what leads me to think these will be repacks - two new vader sculpts at essentially the same time seems like a bit much.

That, and I wouldn't put anything past Hasbro at this point.  If they're redone to the caliber of the Skiff Lando, Dengar, General Lando etc... resculpt - I'm all for it.

8455
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: May 1, 2004, 12:17 AM »
Wow..WAP isn't opening and now I'm getting timed out logging in.

Also...It says "The forum is being moved to another server. Back soon."


So...What's your take on this?

The WAP thread has been having some trouble - but was working fine for me today.

As for the new server thing - I assume it means just that - they're changing servers - probably as part of working out the bugs.


8456
What happened?  Everyone around here just stop watching the playoffs?

I guess that was bound to happen as teams are eliminated... but I've still got lots to be excited about.  :)

8457
Original Trilogy Collection / New Swami Rumors - more repacks???
« on: April 30, 2004, 11:19 PM »
The front page (via GalacticHunter) is reporting that the Swami has now said to look out for the possibility of:

Bib Fortuna
General Veers
Gammorean Guard
Hoth Vader

These all scream re-pack...

I'm starting to think there might not be any more new figures this year - of course, repacks are easy and they could still release new figures on top of this...

If they were new sculpts - I'd be cool with all of these except another vader....

8458
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: WIN THIS BABY!!!!!
« on: April 30, 2004, 11:13 AM »
Sad - but not really a suprise...

These reality t.v. shows are going downhill so fast...

I've been saying for a while now that we're only a few years removed from FOX airing a hit reality show called "Vagina Auction" in which men will simply bid for sex.  

And don't worry ladies - "Penis Auction" will air the following season.

But now with "Baby Auction" being on the air - we're closer than I thought - and maybe even further down the slipery slope.

Network execs are generally shameless - auctioning off a baby is merely par for the course for most of these folks.


8459
This should not be aired.  It's just more liberal anti-war/anti-Bush messages.

Nah, if the same program were airing on FOX News, you'd be singing it's praises and touting it as a great tribute to our fallen heroes - who deserve a tribute - but actually talking about these folks paints a bad picture for the President - so this Republican mogule of the liberal media decided to not air it.

But whatever - I too can see where this is headed - I'll be leaving the thread from here on out.

8460
Fair enough.  And I'll keep from getting heated by just saying that I think I covered it above.  The war was controversial to begin with - and those folks (along with about 12,000 others) are dead because of it.

And boycotting a program that was a tribute because some republican television broadcasting guy thinks it's political - is a political move in and of itself.

There's just no getting around it, it's politicized no matter how you slice it - that's all I'm saying.

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