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Watto's Junk Yard / What did you want to be growing up?
« on: April 25, 2003, 11:21 AM »
I went through about three or four dream jobs before I settled down in high school of what I wanted to be and do....

#1 Paleontologist

I was a dinosaur junky when I was a kid, I loved the big lizards more than anything for a while.  My parents bought me a set of the World Books (put out by some encylcopedia company) and I would read the Dinosaur one endlessly.  I still remember when the dude who sold us the books came and showed me that volume, I never knew these things ever even existed.  Oh to be four again!  The Dinosaur fettish changed into...

#2 Astronaut/Astronomer

Porbably a product of the Space Shuttle program but what kid I guess didn't want to be an astronaut I guess.  There is a local Omni-Theater here (kind of like IMAX only round) and they would show space movies a lot of the time.  I was enthralled by the notion of going to space.  I still am actually but realize it probably won't happen for a long time.  I don't think most kids though wanted to be astronomers.  Just shows what kind of geek I was I guess :)  Again, I would read endless books and trivia on the planets and stars for days on end, I joined a local star watching group and would go out in fields and watch meteor showers and look through telescopes with them (I think I was around 10)  The joy of space never has really left me and is a large part of why I enjoyed Star Wars I guess.  That is still there inside me and why I still do like Star Wars!

#3 Archeologist

This one may have something to do with Indiana Jones but not likely because I don't think I ever saw the movies until Temple of Doom and that was after the obsession.  Again, the local science museum had a mummy/Egyptian exhibit and that quickly became my favorite place to go even before the dinosaur bones.  

#4 Chemist

Notice a trend here :)  Somewhere in 8th or 9th grade I decided I really loved Chemistry, the reactions, the mixing of acids and bases, the cool little Junior High experiments caught the geek in me and never let go.  Somewhere in High School I realized I could make 2 times as much money by being a Chemical Engineer and that is the way I went and have never really looked back

One common theme in everything here though is my love of all things science, core raw science.  It is a still one of my true passions, I love reading about astronmy and physics, the works of Carl Sagan and theoretical universe type stuff.  I still love looking at dinosaurs and watching FOX's mummy shows.  I hope my son is into this stuff too because I can't wait to share in some of those eureka moments

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 25, 2003, 10:43 AM »
Kate and Cate are both blazing, nice choices, I am not going to list guys who I will marry, but perhaps Matt will  :-*

JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs
« on: April 25, 2003, 09:56 AM »
Sounds like the refs tried to Sacramento the Wolves last night with some of the worst officiating since Game 6 of the KIngs-Lakers series last year.

I am shocked that they won, even more shocked they won with all of the calls going against them and even more more shocked they won without KG and Rasho.

Egads!  Make me (and most of MN) a believer!  I want this so abd but don't want my hopes to be crushed

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 25, 2003, 08:52 AM »
And the Wild-Canucks, looks like I should have stayed up too, although the T-Pups/Lakers tilt didn't end until 1:30 AM locally...almost as good as Tuesday night when the Wild and Wolves won in the wee hours of the morning.

I still cannot figure out why they don't start these games at 6:30-7:00 Pacific meaning 9:30-10:00 Eastern.  I would think East Coaster would still watch let alone fly over land!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL draft
« on: April 24, 2003, 09:06 PM »
See now that would make sense Mikey, at that is not Cincy's forte.  I guess they always would run the risk of someone then trading into #2 and taking Palmer away from them.

My hope is that someone will jump up into the top 6 and take Leftwich (Oakland?) before he goes at 8...that would mean Suggs or Newman would fall to Purple.  The right piece will for sure make them a NFC threat this year with their free agent signings on D and still potent O.  If Daunte can hold onto the ball, watch out NFL

JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs
« on: April 24, 2003, 09:03 PM »
Pivotal Game 3 tonight...for some stooooopid reason though the game doesn't start here until 10PM, there is no way I can stay up tonight.

I think the Lakers will rebound and kill the Pups tonight, there is no way Hudson can play as well as he did on Tuesday.  I'll read your snide comments tomorrow I guess Matt, although true to your word you have been...restrained.  For that I'll give you 9 out of 10 Smilies


Other Collectibles / Re: Riddell Vader helmet: $30 at
« on: April 24, 2003, 04:58 PM »
Very nice and eloquent letter there Mr. Potty Mouth  :-*

I'd buy it for you too but I am going to have to pass, my wife is already going to go ballistic when she sees all of the stuff I am getting in the mail next week

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Video Games
« on: April 24, 2003, 11:47 AM »
Well I got LOTR:TTT and it is an awesome game, the medling of Movie and Game footage is really awesome.  I beat Fangorn Forest last night with Aragorn.  Great graphics, not terribly difficult and excellent use of the LOTR score make this an OCB 9 Kissies out of 10


Other Toy Lines / Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
« on: April 24, 2003, 11:43 AM »
Yes it does David...Looks like there are four case assortments:

1- database, homer, luann, number one, vittorio, largo
2- database, homer, luann, number one, largo, moe
3- database, homer, luann, number one, vittorio, burns
4- database, homer, luann, number one, moe, burns

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL draft
« on: April 24, 2003, 10:39 AM »
Saturday ranks right up there with me for all time time seriously is one of my favorite days of the year.  I am a sick, sick man!

ANyway the Vikes have the #7 pick this year and I am actually hoping they trade down unless Suggs is still available.  They need D-Line help and I am not totally sold on Kennedy from Penn State or CB Trufant out of Wash St.

Me and my buddies have 2 Mock Draft Games every year, the NBA Lottery one which is called the Scott E. Roth Memorial Cup for Excellence in Mock NBA Drafting) and the NFL Draft which is called the Esera Tuaolo Memorial Cup for Excellence in Mock NFL Drafting.  We actually have two little trophies that go around to each house and it resides there until the next year.  

Anyway here are my picks for the first 15:

#1 Cincy Carson Palmer
#2 Detroit Charles Rogers
#3 Houston Andre Johnson
#4 Chicago Dewayne Robertson
#5 Dallas Terrance Newman
#6 Arizona Terrell Suggs
#7 Minnesota Jimmy Kennedy
#8 Jacksonville Byron Leftwich
#9 Carolina Marcus Trufant
#10 Baltimore Kyle Boller
#11 Seattle Jordan Gross
#12 Saint Louis Boss Bailey
#13 New York Jets Kevin Williams
#14 New England Jonathan Sullivan
#15 San Diego Chris Kelsay

This year has a ton of DT's available, in fact up to 7 or 8 could go in the first round.  Which is amazing...should be fun!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do you say Pop, Soda or Coke?
« on: April 24, 2003, 09:05 AM »
See, it is funny that only a few hundred miles away between GB and Minneapolis, the venacular changes between Pop and Soda

There are a whole bunch of Wisconsin/MInnesota word differences...
which I am trying to think of right now

I know one is Drinking Fountain

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Ya Hear about A wookie (Spoiler maybe)
« on: April 24, 2003, 09:02 AM »
I just saw the report and agree with you Jesse, I think it is a stupid idea.  There is a fine line of nostolgia that needs to be walked with the films and having the walking carpet come back makes no sense to me.

The only OT charcters that should be around are:


PErhaps I can see:
Mon Mothma
Other rebel leaders
Bail Organa (who was a speck on Alderaan)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do you say Pop, Soda or Coke?
« on: April 23, 2003, 04:11 PM »
Having traveled in the South, that is one of the funniest things about going there.

"What'll you have hon, Coke?"
"What kind?"
"???, Coke"
"What kind of Coke?"

* OCB slaps the waitress for being Southern  :-*

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 23, 2003, 04:07 PM »
That was far from a horrible game FX-7!  One of the best ones I have ever seen, beside the '01 Gophers Championship and the Elk River High School class of '93 State Tournament games :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Do you say Pop, Soda or Coke?
« on: April 23, 2003, 04:00 PM »
One of the most burning questions of our times happens to be what you call your favorite soft drink...

I'm a pop man myself

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