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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 21, 2003, 10:48 PM »
YES!  Game 7 here we come baby.  What a shocker if #2 and #3 would be done after the first round!  GO WILD BABY!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Road Trips
« on: April 21, 2003, 05:55 PM »
Road Trip #2

Me and my College Buddy and his Girlfriend drove out to Bozeman, Montana to visit another College Buddy who was working at Montana State for the summer.  We piled all of our pop and crap into a big cooler and left to pick up the girlfriend at the hospital she worked at.  The first turn we went around a cooler we had loaded all of our beverages and meat into flipped over and spilled icey water all over the back seat.  Luckily for me I got to ride in the front seat most of the way!  We hit a huge skunk somewhere in North Dakota which wasn't too cool but it wasn't too bad either.  We drove through the night and made it Bozeman at around noon.

I will always remember dawn in the Badlands of North Dakota, while coming over some Large Hills and seeing the sun illuminate the terrain while a thunderstorm approached from the west.  I was driving so I was the only one awake

The first day we kind of just screwed around in town and went to the local watering hole and sampled some of the fine Montana micro brews (inlcuding Moose Drool which was awesome).  It is kind of a strange town with many super liberals Greenpeace types and super conservative Rancher types which clash often.  It borders some really awesome mountains though which was part of the reason we went

The next day we climbed a mountain, Hyalite Peak.  It wasn't difficult at all, but it was a very long hike and having come from Flatland it was rather taxing altitude wise.  I think the peak was around 10,300 ft and we started around 7000 and total was around 15 miles round trip.  It was an awesome feeling to hit the top though.  Sitting there and looking around 360 degrees and seeing nothing higher and huge valleys below.  The sense of accomplishment and awe at Mother Nature was really moving. There is a little book that you sign at the top.  

My buddy also had alterior motives and proposed to his girlfriend at the summit while me and buddy #2 were walking around the other side.  They are having a baby next month so things have went well for them (they are featured in Road Trip #3 stay tuned)  The return hike was hell though, we all had blisters and a touch of altitude sickness.  We almost got caught in storm too but we made it down.  We drove into town and went to Applebees which was having all you can eat Riblet day.  Lets jsut say there were lots of Riblets eaten.  That was one of the most memorable days of my life!

The next day we drove from Bozeman back to Yellowstone and camped there.  I had been there when I was around 10, this time around though I really appreciated it a ton more.  The wildlife, the scenery, the natural wonders and geysers and hot springs.  I cannot recommend a vacation destination any more than Yellowstone.  It truly is the most awesome place in America.  The night we camped it reached a balmy 20 F and we froze our behinds off.  

On the way back to Bozeman to drop buddy #1 off we swam in a hot springs river.  The shoes I was wearing (very sharp rocks in the rivers out there) still smell like sulfur (they are my lawn mowing shoes).  The water temp ranged from around 40 F in one spot to close to 150+ F just inches away.  Really neat...

The return trip was uneventful, me and my now engaged buddy had some really cool talks in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere Montana about ETs, Religion, Science, our Lives, my girlfriend at the time (which I was close to breaking up with which is a totally different story)

Every road trip I have been on includes some life changing moments, this one featured my buddy getting engaged, my first peak climb, returning to Yellowstone and cementing some awesome memories with some life long pals.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 21, 2003, 05:20 PM »
either but I am not protesting, thanks Nicklab  ;D

Nothing real new, I did get a Black Spidey from the Classics line for $6 and some mint vintys pretty cheap.  My Kubricks will be here next week stay tuned!

Other Toy Lines / Re: 21st Century Toys = Huge Clearance Score
« on: April 21, 2003, 04:36 PM »
I just merged the two threads, sorry if it doesn't make sense anymore  :P

Jesse, is the plastic akin to SW figure plastic so Boil and pops work well or is it more like RFT plastic a little harder

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Pics to Names!
« on: April 21, 2003, 04:34 PM »
While I do have contacts, that is my real eye color.  Matt, you are kind of creeping me out, perhaps I have been throwing to many kissies around  :o ::) :-[ :-*

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guilty Pleasures
« on: April 21, 2003, 04:31 PM »
Oooh, Stadium Nachos, no matter how bad I feel the next day, loaded with Jalpenos are a definite guilty pleasure.  That cheese is so wonderfully disgusting it should be illegal, it is almost Hot EZ Cheez

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 21, 2003, 04:29 PM »
My head pretty much is shorn, not stubbly (the sides are) on top but it is pretty short :-*

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Bands...
« on: April 21, 2003, 04:29 PM »
I guess you have me on a technicality DP  :-* Although Petty usually has the Heartbreakers and Neil usually has Crazy Horse (or Crosby, Stills and Nash)

Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Star Wars Chronicles
« on: April 21, 2003, 04:27 PM »
Like I said in my post, it makes an awesome gift for or from someone, well worth every penny :-*

Saga '02-'04 / Re: K*B / Target Sale
« on: April 21, 2003, 04:23 PM »
I will officially call the 2 for $5 sale a total and complete FLOP.  My Target has even more of the Screamin' Mace Wave out on the floor now than when they started.  Mark them all down to $1.50 and put em on the clearance cap and Soccer Moms will go crazy for them

THat is how I amassed my X-Wing Pilot army which I still need to finish painting helmets ;)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 21, 2003, 03:29 PM »
Big game in Town tonight as the Wild look to pull even with the Avs, should be a great Game.  Go Wild everyone! :-*

Other Toy Lines / Muppets
« on: April 21, 2003, 02:56 PM »
Man oh man I saw the Swedish Chef/Kitchen set this morning at Suncoast and I can't tell you how tempted i was to buy it.  Being almost 1/2 Swedish the guy is sort of an icon to me.  Unfortunately I don't really have room to display it (it is freaking huge) nor do I have the willpower to collect another toy line and my wife would have blown a gasket I think.

Still, this has to be one of the nicest toys ever.  There are 42 accesories and it retails for $35.  It is one of the coolest things I have ever seen but had to pass on.

I know BDW collects these, anyone else?

Other Toy Lines / Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
« on: April 21, 2003, 02:31 PM »
It is a shared EB/Newforce exclusive.  I forgot to check there today for Wave 12 :(

JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs
« on: April 20, 2003, 06:01 PM »
Well, they made it interesting at least.  I was about ready to throw in the towel for the whole series based on the first 5 minutes of the game.  We have no shot... :'( :'(  Go Spurs, Kings, or Mavs

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