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« Reply #9495 on: July 17, 2011, 09:57:40 AM »
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Ah, back in the days we would have our best actor take a dive to get the ref's attention while another teammate would knock unconscious another player with a folding metal chair.

Seriously, I played with serious dude from Nigeria and he could take a dive like no one else. It was hilarious. It is part of the game and strategy. If you ain't exploiting every advantage, you ain't playing.

Sometimes though, we would be killing the other team and he would still pull those antics. I would ask him why. He said, he liked to get his "face time" and keep himself in top form.


I just cannot stand that stuff. lol. Atleast now theyre trying to take it out of the game, it's a yellow card if the ref catches you diving.  :police:

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Thank you! :D. If I make the team and you're ever in town, I'll totally sign the shirt for you.  ;D

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« Reply #9496 on: July 20, 2011, 08:06:07 PM »
Less than a year ago my sister and her family moved out of the house they were staying in because the neighborhood wasn't safe or a good environment for the kids. The person who is currently living in her old house made the local news a few days ago. He apparently had thousands of dollars worth of cocaine on him. And... he got caught after he tried to shoplift from a grocery store by stuffing shrimp and a chuck roast down his pants. I kid you not.  :D ::)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #9497 on: July 20, 2011, 08:18:21 PM »
It's 10:20 am and I've already experienced four or five incidents of unnecessary rudeness, self-aggrandisement and nastiness at court and at the office.

Why must lawyers be so cruel to each other?
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« Reply #9498 on: July 20, 2011, 08:43:33 PM »
It's 10:20 am and I've already experienced four or five incidents of unnecessary rudeness, self-aggrandisement and nastiness at court and at the office.

Why must lawyers be so cruel to each other?

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« Reply #9499 on: July 20, 2011, 09:46:57 PM »
Why must lawyers be so cruel to each other?

Do you really want the non-lawyers dishing out the cruelty to you? //:=|
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« Reply #9500 on: July 20, 2011, 10:07:44 PM »
Dude, I'm hungry.  :'(

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« Reply #9501 on: July 20, 2011, 10:08:32 PM »
Dude, I'm hungry.  :'(

...order Chinese food?
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« Reply #9502 on: July 20, 2011, 10:11:38 PM »
Dude, I'm hungry.  :'(

...order Chinese food?

I'm trying to cut back, and get back in shape. My wife having another kid got me fat.  :D

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« Reply #9503 on: July 20, 2011, 10:13:55 PM »
Dude, I'm hungry.  :'(

...order Chinese food?

I'm trying to cut back, and get back in shape. My wife having another kid got me fat.  :D

Ahh!  Well maybe you'll burn it off running after the new member of the family :angel: Otherwise... there's always low-calorie delights like... um... celery?
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« Reply #9504 on: July 20, 2011, 10:17:00 PM »
Dude, I'm hungry.  :'(

...order Chinese food?

I'm trying to cut back, and get back in shape. My wife having another kid got me fat.  :D

Ahh!  Well maybe you'll burn it off running after the new member of the family :angel: Otherwise... there's always low-calorie delights like... um... celery?

I'm out of town... all I've got are apples and bananas... what was I thinking...

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #9505 on: July 20, 2011, 10:27:03 PM »

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« Reply #9506 on: July 20, 2011, 10:30:49 PM »

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« Reply #9507 on: July 20, 2011, 10:34:24 PM »
Apples and Bananas?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_QybpPmGRc

LOL! You know, I almost said it, too. Haha

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« Reply #9508 on: July 20, 2011, 10:35:10 PM »
Dude, I'm hungry.  :'(

I'm dying here.

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« Reply #9509 on: July 20, 2011, 10:42:01 PM »
I'm out of town... all I've got are apples and bananas... what was I thinking...

Not sure what to do with the apples, but as for the bananas...

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« Reply #9510 on: July 20, 2011, 11:17:38 PM »
Dude, I'm hungry.  :'(

...order Chinese food?

This post inspired me to grab a char kway teow for lunch.

My mouth is now a little bit on fire.
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« Reply #9511 on: July 20, 2011, 11:54:57 PM »
I'm out of town... all I've got are apples and bananas... what was I thinking...

Not sure what to do with the apples, but as for the bananas...



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« Reply #9512 on: July 21, 2011, 03:37:18 AM »
I can't believe you guys actually did "99 bottles of beer on the wall. The whole thing!"

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« Reply #9513 on: July 21, 2011, 02:44:15 PM »
Dude, I'm hungry.  :'(

I'm dying here.

Always gotta one up me and make it awkward!  :D

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« Reply #9514 on: July 21, 2011, 02:45:05 PM »
I'm out of town... all I've got are apples and bananas... what was I thinking...

Not sure what to do with the apples, but as for the bananas...



LOL.. haha.. lol

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« Reply #9515 on: July 21, 2011, 03:00:13 PM »
I'm out of town... all I've got are apples and bananas... what was I thinking...

Not sure what to do with the apples, but as for the bananas...



LOL.. haha.. lol

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« Reply #9516 on: July 22, 2011, 01:55:24 AM »
I'm in the middle of writing a paper for a psychology course. The paper was due Tuesday, but I decided to skip it (bad Asteriktos!) I figured out how much it would hurt my grade, and I was willing to take the hit... just because of intellectual laziness I guess. Anyway, then my teacher emails everyone in the class on Thursday saying that not everyone had turned in their papers and that he was willing to accept them late (with points taken off for lateness). So now I feel guilty about blowing it off and here I am at 2am writing the paper. Bah.  :angel:
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« Reply #9517 on: July 22, 2011, 02:08:09 AM »
I'm in the middle of writing a paper for a psychology course. The paper was due Tuesday, but I decided to skip it (bad Asteriktos!) I figured out how much it would hurt my grade, and I was willing to take the hit... just because of intellectual laziness I guess. Anyway, then my teacher emails everyone in the class on Thursday saying that not everyone had turned in their papers and that he was willing to accept them late (with points taken off for lateness). So now I feel guilty about blowing it off and here I am at 2am writing the paper. Bah.  :angel:

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« Reply #9518 on: July 24, 2011, 03:11:45 AM »
I turned the paper in, but it was awful. I guess whatever points I get from it I'll happily live with.
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« Reply #9519 on: July 24, 2011, 03:13:47 AM »
I turned the paper in, but it was awful. I guess whatever points I get from it I'll happily live with.

Psychology? Give me a break. You'll do excellently.
 
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« Reply #9520 on: July 24, 2011, 08:08:29 AM »
Hope for the best! When you graduate and get your license, we can call you "Dr. Asteriktos."  :)
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« Reply #9521 on: July 24, 2011, 10:59:51 AM »
Has anyone read the beginning of this thread?? like about 20 pages in lolOl


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« Reply #9522 on: July 24, 2011, 02:34:10 PM »
I turned the paper in, but it was awful. I guess whatever points I get from it I'll happily live with.

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« Reply #9523 on: July 24, 2011, 06:36:39 PM »
I turned the paper in, but it was awful. I guess whatever points I get from it I'll happily live with.

I had so many papers the past two semesters for Evolutionary Biology and Abrahamic Religious Theology classes, I thought I was going to die. lol
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« Reply #9524 on: July 26, 2011, 02:52:10 PM »
Even though I believe that I'm a fairly good speller, I misspell "guerrilla" and "missile" constantly and have to catch myself.

This is pretty embarrassing when you're writing about Latin America and/or the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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« Reply #9525 on: July 26, 2011, 02:57:08 PM »
Even though I believe that I'm a fairly good speller, I misspell "guerrilla" and "missile" constantly and have to catch myself.

This is pretty embarrassing when you're writing about Latin America and/or the Cuban Missile Crisis.

There is a blog I read called Global Guerrillas - the only reason I can spell that word without looking it up.

I generally say Rockets instead of Missiles because from years of wargaming I have learned that the first four letters of Missile pretty much tells you what you are going to do most of the time.  When you shoot a Rocket you tend to rock it!
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« Reply #9526 on: July 26, 2011, 11:21:37 PM »
Wargaming? We need to be best friends, ASAP.

Love the missile vs. rocket. Love it!

I'm just starting to write an article that's due at 9 AM tomorrow....too bad I spent 10 hours on other work today. Argh! I'm so exhausted. Luckily, Big Love (I KNOW) is keeping me company for the duration. Long night ahead.
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« Reply #9527 on: July 26, 2011, 11:31:03 PM »
I turned the paper in, but it was awful. I guess whatever points I get from it I'll happily live with.

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I'll probably never know (which ain't such a bad thing). He hasn't updated the grades on blackboard since the 2nd week, and all I'll get at the end of the semester is the final grade. *shrugs* One more history test tomorrow and I'm free of studying and homework for 3 weeks... yes!
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« Reply #9528 on: July 27, 2011, 12:03:06 AM »
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« Reply #9529 on: July 27, 2011, 01:46:41 AM »
Wargaming? We need to be best friends, ASAP.

Love the missile vs. rocket. Love it!

I'm just starting to write an article that's due at 9 AM tomorrow....too bad I spent 10 hours on other work today. Argh! I'm so exhausted. Luckily, Big Love (I KNOW) is keeping me company for the duration. Long night ahead.

Very well then.  DO you do table top or online?

I really honestly don't miss the days of having to have things written by a certain time.  Have you seen Deadwood?
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« Reply #9530 on: July 27, 2011, 01:53:06 AM »
Have you seen Deadwood?

Using Deadwood as "company" while doing something else is sacrilege.

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« Reply #9531 on: July 27, 2011, 01:57:33 AM »
Have you seen Deadwood?

Using Deadwood as "company" while doing something else is sacrilege.



True.  May Al Swearengen forgive me. 

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« Reply #9532 on: July 27, 2011, 01:59:04 AM »
Have you seen Deadwood?

Using Deadwood as "company" while doing something else is sacrilege.



True.  May Al Swearengen forgive me. 

Swearengen + Mr. Wu = Win.  Tigerblood, even.

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« Reply #9533 on: July 27, 2011, 07:32:13 AM »
Wargaming? We need to be best friends, ASAP.

Love the missile vs. rocket. Love it!

I'm just starting to write an article that's due at 9 AM tomorrow....too bad I spent 10 hours on other work today. Argh! I'm so exhausted. Luckily, Big Love (I KNOW) is keeping me company for the duration. Long night ahead.

Very well then.  DO you do table top or online?

I really honestly don't miss the days of having to have things written by a certain time.  Have you seen Deadwood?
Ah, I've wanted to try it, but I don't think I ever have. Wait -- does Heroscape or Warhammer count? Those are the two that I've played (and Risk obviously -- but would you call that a war game, too?). I'm actually quite awful at strategy games. I don't know why. I think in the abstract on a deeper level. I'd be a horrible neorealist.

My husband and friend always give me a quick "lecture" after each game (telling me what I've done wrong and suggesting what I should have done -- at the worst time, since there's still steam coming out of my ears), but all I hear is "Whomp, whomp."

Plus, Warhammer is insanely confusing. My friend has to dumb it down for me when I play with him because I've never read the rulebook. I don't know how they memorize the rules, but he and his friends apparently can spend hours arguing over a technicality.

I do want to improve, but I think that you really have to have the right mindset for strategy. Alas, I think it's escaped me completely.

And LOL about Deadwood. I've heard a lot of good things about it. I really don't need another TV show addiction (unless it's on Netflix), but I'm thinking of checking it out soon since I'm starting to get more into Westerns. I already have 5 DVDs lined up that I'm planning to buy. Yikes!
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« Reply #9534 on: July 27, 2011, 08:54:53 AM »
Has anyone read the beginning of this thread?? like about 20 pages in lolOl


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« Reply #9535 on: July 28, 2011, 12:19:13 AM »
Wargaming? We need to be best friends, ASAP.

Love the missile vs. rocket. Love it!

I'm just starting to write an article that's due at 9 AM tomorrow....too bad I spent 10 hours on other work today. Argh! I'm so exhausted. Luckily, Big Love (I KNOW) is keeping me company for the duration. Long night ahead.

Very well then.  DO you do table top or online?

I really honestly don't miss the days of having to have things written by a certain time.  Have you seen Deadwood?
Ah, I've wanted to try it, but I don't think I ever have. Wait -- does Heroscape or Warhammer count? Those are the two that I've played (and Risk obviously -- but would you call that a war game, too?). I'm actually quite awful at strategy games. I don't know why. I think in the abstract on a deeper level. I'd be a horrible neorealist.

My husband and friend always give me a quick "lecture" after each game (telling me what I've done wrong and suggesting what I should have done -- at the worst time, since there's still steam coming out of my ears), but all I hear is "Whomp, whomp."

Plus, Warhammer is insanely confusing. My friend has to dumb it down for me when I play with him because I've never read the rulebook. I don't know how they memorize the rules, but he and his friends apparently can spend hours arguing over a technicality.

I do want to improve, but I think that you really have to have the right mindset for strategy. Alas, I think it's escaped me completely.

And LOL about Deadwood. I've heard a lot of good things about it. I really don't need another TV show addiction (unless it's on Netflix), but I'm thinking of checking it out soon since I'm starting to get more into Westerns. I already have 5 DVDs lined up that I'm planning to buy. Yikes!

Warhammer certainly counts (though historical purists might disagree  ;)). I don't know what Heroscape is.  Do you play Warhammer or Warhammer 40,000?  (Are they using spears and old fashioned stuff or guns?)  Arguing over a technicality is called "rules lawyering".  In my circle of friends that gets you pistol-whipped.  Then again, we've been playing for a decade now so we have the majority of the rules down, but until you've played a couple dozen games it can be confusing. 

If you are ever in Omaha let me know and we'll play Force on Force or Flames of War.  FoF is more confusing than WH but much more realistic and it's scenario based so no technicalities are going to determine the game.  (Most of the guys on the FoF forum are combat veterans and one was a contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, so you can tell it's pretty realism-centered).  Flames of War is pretty much Warhammer in World War II with the men on bases of 3-5 men instead of individual guys.

Basically, the key to strategy is to think a few moves ahead and then be able to conceptualize it in game terms.  But really, you would probably enjoy playing against me...I have got the loosing part down.  (I actually got the "Dunkirk Award" at a FoW tournament once - that is the crappiest player out of twenty+)
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« Reply #9536 on: July 28, 2011, 08:33:33 AM »
Does anybody else whose "fingers do the typing" constantly have to correct Diving Divine Liturgy?

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« Reply #9537 on: July 28, 2011, 11:32:40 AM »
This is post 1000. Finally made it!

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« Reply #9538 on: July 28, 2011, 11:35:34 AM »
Congrats :) And I've tried "divine" a few times now and don't seem to make that mistake (though I certainly do make other mistakes when trying to type too fast). What do you mean by "fingers do the typing"?
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« Reply #9539 on: July 28, 2011, 11:43:29 AM »
Warhammer certainly counts (though historical purists might disagree  ;)). I don't know what Heroscape is.  Do you play Warhammer or Warhammer 40,000?  (Are they using spears and old fashioned stuff or guns?)  Arguing over a technicality is called "rules lawyering".  In my circle of friends that gets you pistol-whipped.  Then again, we've been playing for a decade now so we have the majority of the rules down, but until you've played a couple dozen games it can be confusing. 

If you are ever in Omaha let me know and we'll play Force on Force or Flames of War.  FoF is more confusing than WH but much more realistic and it's scenario based so no technicalities are going to determine the game.  (Most of the guys on the FoF forum are combat veterans and one was a contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, so you can tell it's pretty realism-centered).  Flames of War is pretty much Warhammer in World War II with the men on bases of 3-5 men instead of individual guys.

Basically, the key to strategy is to think a few moves ahead and then be able to conceptualize it in game terms.  But really, you would probably enjoy playing against me...I have got the loosing part down.  (I actually got the "Dunkirk Award" at a FoW tournament once - that is the crappiest player out of twenty+)
I've played Warhammer 40,000, I believe. It's all modern weaponry -- tanks, guns, etc.

If you look up Heroscape, it's a game where you can build the board out of these hexagonal shaped tiles (and you can make the terrain as rugged or as flat as you want). They sell little plastic figurines, which you use to form your armies. What I like about it is that each figure has a corresponding card with their stats (defense, offense, range, move, special moves, etc.).

They really differ, so it's a matter of creating the perfect army. My husband already unfortunately has that down pat, so I add a variation: pick as many characters that total up to 1000 points, or randomly pick 10 cards (eyes closed), and use the army that you get.

We also kind of made up our own rules along the way, which doesn't help at all, especially when someone makes a controversial move. Now we use the rulebook, just to save our relationship. ;)

I'll have to look up the games you mentioned -- we're always looking for new ones, although I admittedly haven't had time to play in a couple of months. Sigh. I will gladly match up with you if I ever get to Omaha someday! But I think you are underestimating your skills, especially if you were playing in a tournament with really skilled players. Those guys are hardcore.
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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