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Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Reply #300 on: November 09, 2017, 04:06:04 pm »
::) People are opportunistic a______s, regardless. Nothing new to see here  :coffee .
Um, yeah... but do you enjoy being sued?  Because there are people that actually enjoy suing others.  Don't give them a reason.

If you are in your work clothes, maybe you could get away with comforting a stranger's child.  In public?  No way.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #301 on: November 09, 2017, 04:58:01 pm »
    Um, yeah... but do you enjoy being sued?  Because there are people that actually enjoy suing others.  Don't give them a reason.

    If you are in your work clothes, maybe you could get away with comforting a stranger's child.  In public?  No way.

    He didn't say a strangers kid, he said "someone else's". If they were one of the children attending his child's birthday party, then I assume that there is at least some association there.

    I do see merit in not disturbing someone else's child for fear of being sued, but that also includes holding an icepack to their bleeding lip. Forget hugging them, the parent could just sue you and say that you caused the bloody lip.

    Either way, I feel this is all much ado about nothing. People can sue you for any damn thing and while I understand not giving them reason too, if you can help it, it is still best practice to help others. It seems weak in spirit and character (i.e. being a b____) to let the fear of a potential minor suing paralyse you and rob you of your humanity, so as to keep you from rendering aid to anyone. Whether that be a crying child or a car accident. I cannot say that I would want to be in the company of an individual that would be of such a weak or immoral temperament.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #302 on: November 09, 2017, 05:24:10 pm »
    He didn't say a strangers kid, he said "someone else's". If they were one of the children attending his child's birthday party, then I assume that there is at least some association there.

    Since he's still in pre-school, the dayschool we have him at basically 'suggests' inviting all of the kids from his classroom (last year, we had it at one of the local public parks), and keeping presents to under $20 or so... I don't feel bad about this, as my son seems to get along with most everyone, and we get along pretty well with the other parents.  The kid in question is one of the three or four that my son gets along with particularly well, though.  But yeah, the last thing I need is some parent getting overprotective and surly.

    Funny aside - one of the girls attending the party got jealous of the other kids having icepacks, so she wanted one, even though she hadn't gotten hurt.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #303 on: November 09, 2017, 05:34:30 pm »
    Since he's still in pre-school, the dayschool we have him at basically 'suggests' inviting all of the kids from his classroom (last year, we had it at one of the local public parks), and keeping presents to under $20 or so... I don't feel bad about this, as my son seems to get along with most everyone, and we get along pretty well with the other parents.  The kid in question is one of the three or four that my son gets along with particularly well, though.  But yeah, the last thing I need is some parent getting overprotective and surly.

    Funny aside - one of the girls attending the party got jealous of the other kids having icepacks, so she wanted one, even though she hadn't gotten hurt.

    I understand Booksmart  :cool. Apologies for the thread drift  :-\ .
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #304 on: November 09, 2017, 05:58:39 pm »
    That's actually my favourite joke to tell in my professional life  :rotfl .

    My father's favorite saying when you are hurt and looking for sympathy is. 'I have had worse on the head of my dick.'

    I have to catch myself all the time to NOT say that to people and the children of my friends. 
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    « Reply #305 on: November 09, 2017, 06:09:02 pm »
    My father's favorite saying when you are hurt and looking for sympathy is. 'I have had worse on the head of my dick.'

    I have to catch myself all the time to NOT say that to people and the children of my friends.
    My father was fond of saying, "If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it in the dictionary between "sh*t and Syphilis."   ;)

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #306 on: November 09, 2017, 08:52:56 pm »
    He didn't say a strangers kid, he said "someone else's". If they were one of the children attending his child's birthday party, then I assume that there is at least some association there.
    I'm just going to say that my father once came a hair's breadth from being accused of improper behavior with a child, (and I was right there when the alleged incident happened, so I know there was nothing at all improper) so I'll be playing it safe, thanks.  Not my kid = Not touching them.

    Either way, I feel this is all much ado about nothing. People can sue you for any damn thing and while I understand not giving them reason too, if you can help it, it is still best practice to help others. It seems weak in spirit and character (i.e. being a b____) to let the fear of a potential minor suing paralyse you and rob you of your humanity, so as to keep you from rendering aid to anyone. Whether that be a crying child or a car accident. I cannot say that I would want to be in the company of an individual that would be of such a weak or immoral temperament.
    Yeah okay, whatever.  I find a certain irony in the fact that you will 'do what it takes' for a child's comfort, and risk the consequences, but have a phobia about the legal risks of marriage.  Conversely, I view the pitfalls of marriage to be an acceptable part of the game, yet won't come within 10 feet of other peoples' kids. (family excepted)

    It's just a bit amusing.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #307 on: November 09, 2017, 09:09:17 pm »
    While I wouldn't say Kaso and I are diametrically opposed on all matters, I 'd say that he and I have more than a few differing opinions, strongly held, here and there*.
    This is an area where he and I seem to be in accord, with good reason.   
    It's no longer the land of Beaver Cleaver out there,and for every warm and fuzzy op-ed there are a dozen wrecked lives and reputations.  If you've labeled a perve, right or worn, your ability to help others in the future will be strongly limited right along with your employability.



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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #308 on: December 03, 2017, 03:34:36 pm »
    I had some heavy lifting to do so I made sure to pick the right tool for the job.


    I had a discussion about fashion with the man who designed the original of my outfit (prototype visible in background)


    I met a man who ate something that disagreed with him.


    When it turned out there was only one after dinner mint left things got a bit heated.


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    « Reply #309 on: December 03, 2017, 05:07:41 pm »
    Nice.   :cool
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #310 on: December 03, 2017, 05:12:58 pm »
    Game over, man! Game over!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #311 on: December 03, 2017, 05:36:50 pm »
    Went to another real estate auction yesterday to bid on a house.   We really liked this one but it ended up going just a little too high.   Had most of the stuff we wanted,  but also had a couple of drawbacks.  The HVAC system was 20 years old, and it was on a septic system instead of city sewer.   Also didn't have a bathroom down in the basement, just two upstairs.  It did have an awesome huge kitchen that was added on about 10 years ago, big garage with added on shop area, big yard,  and two really nice fireplaces.  I was kind of hoping to be able to snag it for somewhere in the 130's including the auction premium, but it ended up at $137.5, plus the 10% auction premium which would make the final price $151,250.   That was really more than I was looking to spend, especially given that it wasn't totally perfect and that it was an auction situation.

    Felt kind of bad for the dude selling it.  One of the other bidders there was his ex-realtor who mainly showed up out of curiosity or to grab it cheap for an investment property if nobody was bidding.  It was an estate sale where the guy was getting rid of his parent's old place.  According to the realtor guy, the seller had a couple offers earlier this year.  One for $170k but they wanted him to put a brand new roof on it even though the roof was only 6 years old and in good shape.  Then later he got another one for $150k cash that he turned down thinking he was going to get more at auction.  Costly mistake for him.

    It was an interesting experience and I'm glad I've got a better idea of how the process works for next time.   Seems like most of the bidders there were investors looking to score something cheap.  I got the impression that they were regulars on the auction circuit.  Most of them seemed to know each other and they all bailed out pretty early.  There were only 3 or 4 bidders including us that really did anything.   
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #312 on: December 03, 2017, 06:16:08 pm »
    Stephen, you look freakin' awesome!

    I was actually thinking about putting together a Colonial Marine costume myself for last year's Boston Comic Con, but decided against it due to time and budget constraints (and the fact that I'm useless at "arts and crafts" stuff).

    BTW: did you ever "officially" join the Rebel Legion?
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    « Reply #313 on: December 04, 2017, 03:19:33 am »
    Stephen, you look freakin' awesome!

    I was actually thinking about putting together a Colonial Marine costume myself for last year's Boston Comic Con, but decided against it due to time and budget constraints (and the fact that I'm useless at "arts and crafts" stuff).

    BTW: did you ever "officially" join the Rebel Legion?

    As it happens my Rebel Fleet Trooper costume was cleared just last Wednesday, just in time to be able to join my fellow rebel scum at the second day of the convention. Walking around with a 9 foot pike attracted quite some attention from the others.  :D
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #314 on: December 04, 2017, 10:22:55 am »
    Awesome! Congrats.

    I'm going to finally join the 501st forums once my semester ends in a few weeks.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #315 on: December 04, 2017, 01:05:43 pm »
    I made it to a scanner and scanned these photos I was able to buy:

    Me and Billy Dee Williams.


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    « Reply #316 on: December 04, 2017, 04:26:20 pm »
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    « Reply #317 on: December 04, 2017, 05:47:38 pm »
    DUDE! :bowdown
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #318 on: December 14, 2017, 06:30:17 pm »
    It's not quite the weekend, but I wanted to post anyway.  I finally got a holster for the project gun I posted about a while back.  Now she has a home for my hip.

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    « Reply #319 on: December 14, 2017, 07:30:31 pm »
    What kind of holster?  I've been thinking of getting something similar for my CZ75.
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    « Reply #320 on: January 03, 2018, 09:51:14 am »
    What kind of holster?  I've been thinking of getting something similar for my CZ75.

    Sorry I didn't answer your question weeks ago.  I wasn't ignoring you.  I just totally missed it.   :facepalm

    I got the holster from S&S Holsters run by a fellow named Brandon Wallace.  The website is here: http://www.ssholsters.com/S%26S_Holsters/HOMEPAGE.html  The e-mail( [email protected] ) is still the same, but he is no longer in Vernal, UT. 

    Years ago he made the IWB holster in which I still carry my 1911.  When I decided to add the CZ75 to my carry rotation, I just had to have a similar holster for it.  I started carrying back in the '90s and have tried a variety of holster styles and materials.  For me, the best I have found has been good old fashioned leather with snaps (not clips) carried IWB at 4 o'clock.  His design fits the bill perfectly.

    So far, I have been very happy with both holsters I've gotten from him.
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    « Reply #321 on: February 25, 2018, 02:28:57 pm »
    I fought the Dark Lord....





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    « Reply #322 on: February 25, 2018, 03:18:37 pm »
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    « Reply #323 on: February 25, 2018, 05:14:08 pm »
    NICE!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #324 on: February 25, 2018, 06:54:29 pm »
    The predictable outcome occurred.

    Now the dark lord can go and polish his helmet.

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