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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anything ever stop you dead in your tracks?
« on: February 25, 2007, 11:12 AM »
You don't happen to work for American Councils or IREX, do you?  I'm just curious.  Glad to meet someone else who understands the charm of Siberia.

I did. Several years back. My wife's Russian, too, so I'm over in the RFE quite a bit.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: February 25, 2007, 10:35 AM »
Seems like we got closer to 12". I shoveled the drive yesterday, but our neighbor came over this morning to blow it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anything ever stop you dead in your tracks?
« on: February 24, 2007, 01:19 PM »
No way, Blimpy! I actually worked in Vladivostok for 2 years and for my job I traveled about the Russian Far East and central Siberia... Irkutsk being one of the cities. I was as far north as Yakutsk and Kamchatka! But, I agree the RFE is very beautiful area and the sea is nice to be by, even though it doesn't have the economic impact as Moscow does (which Russian city does, actually  ::)).

I have a bad feeling heroin isn't the only thing they're "getting" from those used needles.

Yeah, the AIDS explosion is horrible over there.  :(

To keep on topic, I'll tell a related "It's a small world" story. When I was in Pavlovsk (a city not far from St. Petersburg) I was walking through the square when I saw a girl taking her photo by a monument there. She looked familiar and I couldn't place it at first. Then she saw me and had the look of familiarity, too. So we talked and figured out that she was one of the finalists from Magadan that I had sent to the US to study when I was working in Vladivostok. That was really shocking.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Defender Wishlists 2007: A New Hope
« on: February 24, 2007, 01:04 PM »
oh yeah... one more that hasnt recd a lot of attention but Id LOVE to see:

R2D2 Blown-to-bits  (ie post death star battle   ie battle damaged)

-Rash Flembar-

 8) 8) 8)


Remember, it's top 10 lists for this thread...  The lists get tallied and turned into Hasbro at the next opportunity.  That's Scott's whole deal for doing this.  So dig up a top 10 list.

Rash has one already, Jesse. I can understand that it's hard to come up with just 10!! I had to go back and revise mine after consideration.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: February 24, 2007, 10:51 AM »
That sleet we got overnight sounded like someone throwing sand at the window for 6 hours straight. It is a b**** to get off the driveway as well. Looking at the radar, the snow should start anytime, with 10-12 on the way. Maybe the kids will get to go sledding again after all.

we got a bit of sleet, too, but there's just a light dusting on the drive at the moment. Are we just going to get dumped on??

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anything ever stop you dead in your tracks?
« on: February 24, 2007, 10:44 AM »
Summer after my sophomore year in college (2002) I spent the summer in St. Petersburg, R

That's cool! I was there in college too studying Russia back in 95. St. Pete's is a beautiful city!
What were you doing there? The last time I was there was August 03 chaperoning a group of high schoolers. The city had changed so much... a lot of lights on Nevskiy prospekt now. Not sure if it's a good thing though.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Zam Wessell
« on: February 23, 2007, 04:17 PM »
Cool! Why not! I like your desciption, Robo.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anything ever stop you dead in your tracks?
« on: February 23, 2007, 04:15 PM »
First kiss with my wife...   ;D And another first kiss with an ex.  :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Battlestar Galactica
« on: February 23, 2007, 10:49 AM »
I'm just wondering if they're trying to build Helo and Chief's characters more and give them a more dominant role in the show, considering all the rumors going around.

I'm glad that we got to see another doctor aboard the fleet, though he turned out to be an evil Sen. Kelly type.

The "They just didn't go there" award for the last episode goes to... Helo and Hotdog's exchange.

Hotdog: I've got this weird rash. (as he itches the inside of his thigh)

Helo: I hope she was worth it. (and moves to a seat further away from Hotdog)

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Lars Family Battle Pack
« on: February 21, 2007, 03:52 PM »
I agree. I want the AotC Lars family, too.

Here's what I'd throw in:
Owen Lars,
Beru Whitesun,
Cliegg Lars with hover chair,
Shmi Skywalker (Lars)
Anakin? Not sure about the 5th...

But the Lars family doesn't really make a "Battle" Pack.

Newbies / Re: JediJman joins the ranks!
« on: February 20, 2007, 03:58 PM »
Not sure how the west-side east-side breaks down for this group.  I'm in Golden Valley (still pissed that I missed living in a "New Hope" by just a mile), so that probably puts me in with the W's.   ;D

Oh, you're in my neck of the woods. I live in N Plymouth just off of 169.

The whole eas'side, wes'side thing is just a joke we have. We often curse the other side if one gets all the goodies before the other side does. And, I'm sure you've heard it before, we tend to look after each other for figures too, so be sure to list your wants in our "Who's in need" section of our MN forum.

Cute kids, Justin.

Newbies / Re: JediJman joins the ranks!
« on: February 20, 2007, 10:52 AM »
I live in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and am a relatively new father of Twins! 

Congrats on the twins. You aren't the only Minnesota guy who just had twins. Our fearless leader Jeff (who's also a mod on here so you'll see him on here a lot) just had twin boys last year (July?). From what it sounds like, you might be a "west-sider" too?

Big welcome. Hope to see you soon.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 24
« on: February 20, 2007, 09:31 AM »
Fantastic episode indeed!!!!  I was really starting to hate Jack's dad until the end.  Where the hell did he go?  Logan reminded me of Saddam Hussien for some reason......

Only not in a rat hole...

For some reason (after seeing next weeks previews), I think Logan might have several conditions in helping but mainly getting Martha back.

Yeah, it was cool. Where'd Philip go?? At least he gave a clue as to the next step. As for Morris, that's cool he almost lost himself in a bottle again, but thought better of it. Hopefully that'll mean he's pulling it back together. The whole Milo getting an award thing was kind of "Whoa!" I mean it's cool that Milo got a little action, but sad that Morris' situation is being overlooked... sure he's a contract worker, and made the triggers workable, but he went through a lot before caving in... of course, Morris says he doesn't want anyone's sympathies either.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 30AC pegwarmers
« on: February 18, 2007, 07:51 PM »
Also, to say "all VTAC," nuh uh think again.  That snowtrooper won't be considered a "pegwarmer" by any definition, even the most lenient.

The VTSC Biker Scout pegwarmed for quite a bit.

I disagree. The Scout was hard to find on our pegs in the Twin Citites.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 30AC pegwarmers
« on: February 16, 2007, 03:53 PM »
Give it 3-4 weeks.  Then let the whining about pegwarmers begin!  :P

Nah... let the Canadians have their fun. While they're having Obi-Wan's pegwarming (while we don't see them), they haven't gotten the last of the TSC waves. Hopefully they're getting help from us friends south of the border.

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