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Messages - Chris M

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Excuses.  I get so tired of people who have an excuse for everything they do or don't do.  What's even worse are other people I work with who don't come prepared and they have excuses out their butts about why they couldn't get something finished, or taken care of or prepared, or on and on and on. 

I tell my kids "Excuses are monuments of nothingness."  I have that on a sign in my classroom and when I get some BS excuse, I point to the sign.  They usually don't give me any.

I understand that things happen from time to time, just don't keep giving me one, explain that you messed up, apologize, and fix the situation.  That's what I do.

I also get irritated with people's lack of common sense.  Ie. the evening news story:  A study released by so and so university today indicated that pregnant women have a tendancy to gain weight during pregnancy.

Duh!!!!!  Is the baby not supposed to weigh anything????

Modern Trading / Re: Kit Fisto's HAVES and WANTS
« on: October 31, 2005, 10:39 PM »
PM sent.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Surgery... Who's been under the knife?
« on: October 31, 2005, 02:58 PM »
I've had an appendectomy.

I also have a "minor" tear of my right rotator cuff.  It only hurts if I don't warm up before throwing the ball or hitting the weights.  Otherwise, I'm okay.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB Playoffs - 2005
« on: October 27, 2005, 05:43 AM »
Congrats to the Chi Sox.  It has been a long time in coming.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 26, 2005, 08:16 PM »
Gotta come over here and brag now don't ya Rob??

I've changed the original list request a tad bit.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2005-2006
« on: October 25, 2005, 09:27 AM »
No problem.  I'm all for playing UCLA.  IMO, they may not be as tough an opponent as USC.  Still, presuming we make the Rose Bowl, it will be a very tough game no matter who is playing.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2005-2006
« on: October 25, 2005, 06:49 AM »
Are you assuming Texas will get knocked off by someone? For you Cali guys, that would be an awesome matchup, but IMO that is one of the great problems with having the BSC standings and a computer that creates them.  It avoids having some of the great games we could potentially have through a playoff system.

I can say although it doesn't mean much at the moment, I'm thrilled to see Texas jump ahead of USC.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB Playoffs - 2005
« on: October 24, 2005, 06:59 AM »
And another night with a blatanly bad call that turned the tide of the game.

I'm hoping this off season that MLB will do something about adding an instant replay.  Something like the NFL were another member of the umpiring crew can call down to the field on close calls.  That's at least twice that a blatant screw up has gone in favor of the Chi Sox. 

I know the next pitch to Konerko could have been differnt, or whatever, but we still got a completely blown call.  I also don't think this time it's really anyone's fault other than the umpire.  Jermaine Dye even acted confused when he was awarded first.  Come on umps, get a clue!!!!  Don't make such an important call, late in the game, so quickly.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: October 24, 2005, 06:55 AM »
We're finally dropping on the Northeast side of Dallas.  We are now around $2.50 a gallon.  I'd love to see it drop back to the early 90's price of $.80 a gallon.

Like the title says, I picked up two black clone pilots and would like to trade them for shocktroopers or 501st if anyone has seen them yet. Let me know if you can help a collector out.  I'd prefer the clones above, but will consider Red/Green clone commanders and Commander Bly.

UPDATE:  I also picked up a Commander Gree yesterday and am looking to trade him as well.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB Playoffs - 2005
« on: October 21, 2005, 06:51 AM »
Have you ever been to Texas for an extended period?

That's also pretty narrow minded don't you think?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: October 19, 2005, 04:25 PM »
Must be nice guys.  I live in Texas, and the lowest I've seen is $2.67, and I had a full tank that day.  Most places are still $2.80-2.90.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB Playoffs - 2005
« on: October 18, 2005, 06:57 AM »
I was so excited watching the 'Stros mount their comeback.  Like John, I didn't think STL would be able to do anything.  Then a couple of baserunner's later I started to worry a bit.

Then the commentators start talking (like they always do, just shut the **** up so I can watch the game without your ******* rambling!!), the mentioned giving Pujols a diet of sliders.  What the hell!!!!  You can't go up there and throw the same pitch every time.  The hitter will get his timing down and then hit a majestic blast, just like Pujols did.  Lidge needed to throw slider, fastball, then changeup on consecutive pitches to throw off the hitter's timing.

But the Astros are throwing Oswalt tomorrow and Clemens on Thursday, so there is still hope to see a World Series game in Texas.  Too bad it's not my Rangers.

Power of the Force 2 / Is there a POTF trilogo Bespin Han??
« on: October 17, 2005, 07:48 PM »
Just like the title says?

I've got all the basic POTF2 Han Solo's on trilogo cards (being a Han collector), but I can't seem to find this particular variation.  I've asked some of my UK buddies, but they don't seem to know either.

Can anyone help me out here?  If so, are you looking to deal?

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