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Old 12-30-2010, 10:31 PM   #41
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gxp venom spent to much time in rocksprings and all it had to offer nice spread you have there , wish i was back on the family farm . my spare time is at flaming gourge in the 5th wheel and the lund fishing still waitin for the big lake trout
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ROFLMAO!!! Hock. Ya, but I toured that mindset coast to coast for more than 2 decades. Somehow most of my braincells remain intact, just severely rearranged.

I picked this place up in the 90'* for next to nothing. The creek that feeds our lake changed course and the house that was here sunk in the mud and mire and was abandoned. I burned it down and a set of steering clutches out of one of my dozers at that time reworking the grades to keep where I rebuilt dry and on high ground. Finally moved in full time in 2002. Retired a year later.
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sounds like you could of used a d11 like we have out at work .
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There'* time to sleep when we're dead. LOL. Time management and a natural knack of living on 4-5 hours sleep routinely. Being retired @49 helps. I wasted alot of years sitting on bar stools, wasting away as time went by, and using enough drugs to kill an elephant. I finally woke up, re-framed my life, found a good woman, got comfortable with God and my existence and decided to get out and really live life. My internet time is mainly rainy/snowy/cold days and nights all year round. It'* amazing to me how much time we can burn up just vegging in our homes when there is such a large world outside. A world we only get one time around to experience.

hmmm.............good words!

i'm,well 50+ lets say. retired also, (due to a "condition") it'* just my wife and I now at home.three great kids off on their own.
but if i didn't get up with my wife, make her breakfast, see her off to work, then start my house chores.and have my hippy muisc. i know i'd be dead by now!
my wife( no offense to anyone......) THE best gal in the world, christine did our 25th
anniversary this past may.

yup, it'* been a most interesting ride so!


oh by the way, your a deacon................. and you live in purgatory?
now thats rich


Sun is shinin' in the sky,
There ain't a cloud in sight
It'* stopped rainin'
Everybody'* in a play
And don't you know
It'* a beautiful new day, hey hey

Runnin' down the avenue,
See how the sun shines brightly
In the city on the streets
Where once was pity,
Mr. Blue Sky is living here today.


Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why,
You had to hide away
For so long,so long where did we go wrong.

Hey there Mr. Blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do,
Everybody smiles at you.

Hey you with the pretty face,
Welcome to the human race
A celebration Mr. Blue Sky'*
Up there waitin' and today
Is the day we've waited for

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If I may interrupt the "Venom'* life is awesome" threadů

I get paid to do what I love to do: work on computer systems, drive my car, make a web site (or two), and have a beer with lunch. My new company provides IT services, servers, and workstations to small businesses and enterprises in the greater New York City area. I'm usually found elbow-deep in a computer, shelf, or a server rack.


(Don't mind the hair. This was my old job during college.) An afternoon of pulling and zip-tieing cables was just what that insurance company needed.

I'm also somewhat into photography, but I'd list it as an interest, not a hobby. ("Hobbies cost money. Interests are quite free." --George Carlin) This one was taken the Plainfield, CT rest stop on 395, on my way back from a client'* site. I happened to have my camera on me.


Just because my friends don't take a lot of pictures, I guess I'll cop out and mention live music. I usually don't feel like paying for concert tickets, but I'll always jump at a free or cheap show. I'm pretty content with going to a bar with a few friends and checking out a cover band or a "we just released our first album" band.

Smashing Pumpkins, Boston, 2007.


Apocalyptica, Hartford, 2008. (This is what eventually happens when Finnish music students discover Metallica.)


Sugar Red Drive (opened for Saving Abel), Hartford, 2010. Free block party sponsored by the local radio station. Beer was overpriced, of course, but you got to take it outside.
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sorry venom , i didnt mean it the way it read
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Smashing Pumpkins, Boston, 2007.

Apocalyptica, Hartford, 2008. (This is what eventually happens when Finnish music students discover Metallica.)

Sugar Red Drive (opened for Saving Abel), Hartford, 2010. Free block party sponsored by the local radio station. Beer was overpriced, of course, but you got to take it outside
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for me it was

aerosmith, some crapy bar in the combat zone(boston) 74

the clash, CBGB'* like 1977-78? (maybe it'* all a blur) lol

tom petty, at lopo'* in Providence 1979
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for me it was

aerosmith, some crapy bar in the combat zone(boston) 74

the clash, CBGB'* like 1977-78? (maybe it'* all a blur) lol

tom petty, at lopo'* in Providence 1979
Very nice. Other highlights either without my camera or in the nosebleed section include:
  • Audioslave, Boston 2005 (met Tom Morello backstage, lost the picture)
  • Amanda Palmer, Brooklyn 2009 (dragged there, but met author Neil Gaiman so it was cool)
  • Regina Spektor, Brooklyn 2010 (girlfriend'* payback for NEBF 2009)
  • Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, and Willie Nelson; New Britain, CT 2010 (invited, went, enjoyed it)
  • Todd Rundgren, Salisbury, MA 2010
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This year alone I've seen concert was Stone Temple Pilots, **** Chung, Loverboy, X Japan, Soundgarden, some other band at Lollopalooza, Rob Zombie, and every band at Mayhem Fest.
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I love to get my hands on equipment like that Z. I get all giggly just tearing my wifes computer apart to replace A PSU fan.

No offense taken Hock, A D9 would have been a perfect fit for the job. I had two Case 450 crawlers, one or the other always needing something, I worked them like dogs on jobs that should have had bigger.

Purgatory is a local inside joke. We live in one of the sparsest populated counties on the east coast and our town shriveled up after the timber was gone and quarrying restricted. The hamlet dissolved, we have no Post Office, or services other than a nearby volunteer Fire Dept. I go to the nearest town to check my PO Box for mail. For most it would seem like Purgatory, for most of us here, we like the fact the modern world has kind of forgotten us.
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