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umphrey
04-27-2010, 06:32 PM
Why not? Talk about anything not Packers, Bucks, Brewers, Badgers football, or draft. Let's see if there's interest enough to keep the thread going.

Feel free to post anything interesting, amusing, news related, personal, whatever. I'll get it started:

I'm a 22 year old college civil engineering student at UW-Platteville but my home is the Waukesha/Milwaukee area.

I hope to get out golfing soon with the great weather, but won't have time until school ends mid May. Love playing Nagawaukee, Dretzka is pretty good too. I also disc golf, and I'm pretty good at it, but lately I've been too busy so I'm only out a couple times a month and usually after a few beers.

I'll be completely absent from pretty much any political or religious discussions (athiest).

Spend a lot of time with the Xbox playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 or Call of Duty online, or Madden or Tiger Woods with friends.

Love trying new beers, some of my favorites:
http://www.united-nations-of-beer.com/images/dogfish-head-90-minute-imperial-ipa-26645.jpg
http://narberthbeverage.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Abita-Turbodog.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3gJDfDeJSZ4/Se4_ARbZRlI/AAAAAAAAGAE/gDFXF9EhkeU/s400/Ten+FIDY+with+glass,+smaller+300+dpi.jpg
Canned craft brewed beers are usually amazing
http://nuxx.net/gallery/d/81829-2/IMG_3362.jpg
Of course

Whistler6
04-28-2010, 11:34 PM
I'm liking this thread a lot, just as long as we keep politics out of the discussion.

I am 22 as well, but I go to UW-Oshkosh. Not too far from Platteville. Our club rugby teamed played Platteville a couple years back. As far as school goes, I am an English major and Journalism minor.

I'm kind of freaking out about graduation next fall, but first things first...Summer! School here ends a week before my birthday, May 21st, and I hope to spend the majority of my summer playing golf, umping Men's Rec league softball, listening to Ueck, and doing some behind the scenes internship stuff at my local radio station WOGO in Chippewa Falls.

I've been waiting for something interesting to happen in Wisconsin news before I post in this thread, but it's been mainly crime in Milwaukee and road construction. Exciting!

umphrey
04-29-2010, 11:17 PM
Pic of my lil buddy Charles the bearded dragon. He was only about 3 inches when I got him almost 1 year ago.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8633/charlesv.jpg

Whistler6
04-30-2010, 11:49 PM
That's pretty awesome. I have a male Shorkie named Rascal (let my little sis and niece name him), and I can't even imagine not having him around. He's boarderline crazy, but it's getting better as he grows a bit.

Any locals going down to Madison for Mifflin this weekend? I'll be down there bright and early tomorrow. It's a good time, but there are too many stupid people roaming the streets on that day. A couple years ago, I think it was something like 200 people got arrested in a span of 1 day.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs222.snc3/20939_641156211246_59512308_38067201_6153925_n.jpg

Not the greatest pic of him, but it's all I've got.

umphrey
05-01-2010, 06:10 PM
My roommate is from Madison so 95% chance he'll be there. I heard they are cracking down on security. I'd probably go but this is the toughest semester of my life so I'm pretty much locked in my apartment til finals are over.

Post 2005: The year
-GW Bush was inaugurated into the white house for the second time
-Patriots won the superbowl
-The pope dies
-Danish newspaper draws Muhammad, controversy ensues
-First human face transplant
-This year was made 1 second longer, leap second
I give this year an F-

cuzifelt1ikeit
05-02-2010, 11:30 AM
how do you like being a civil engineer major umphrey? im about to go to FSU to major in civil engineering.

umphrey
05-02-2010, 06:14 PM
I switched from software engineering and I like it way better. My brother is a civil engineer and he started out designing water drainage for Madison, then went out to Seattle to work on a monorail or something of that nature, now I just heard he's going to San Francisco to design roads I believe. The best aspects post-graduation are you make a decent salary ($40,000+) is where most people start, you probably work for the government which means awesome benefits and lots of days off (my favorite), and it's a growing industry (sky-rocketing with Obama) with jobs everywhere.

You have to:
-Be able to finish Calc 3 and understand Calc 1&2 well
-Be able to work with vectors
-You have to know trigonometry as well as you do addition and subtraction
-Work through long problems with lots of numbers (my last HW involved a 4x9 table of numbers some of which 9+ digits long)
-Be really good at keeping track of positive/negative numbers
-Have good inherent problem solving skills, like being able to look at a truss with 20 pieces and 10 forces acting on it and know where to start, then work linearly through the problem in the correct order of maybe 5-10 steps


You're going to have to spend a lot of time on it. This semester was/is by far the hardest of my life taking
Chemistry 1450-5 credit class that everyone learns in a year except engineers who learn it in a semester - the class average for the last test was 49%...what a joke
Differential Equations-Kind of like Calculus 4
Statics-Calculate forces, centroid, etc. involves a lot of calculator work and lots of numbers for 1 problem
History 101-A class I never go to except the discussion where I read a handout 10 minutes before class and raise my hand a couple times then mentally check out

tjsunstein
05-02-2010, 06:38 PM
I like it.

I'm a 19 year old college student. I say college only because I have yet to decide where I will be going next fall. I attended community college out of high school and hated it, yet excelled tremendously as anyone should. I'm leaning towards majoring in sports management which is almost as cliche as History for any sports fan it seems. I have an interest in criminal justice as well as public relations such as communications, marketing, and mass communications/mass studies. In the event that I don't choose criminal justice, my goal is to work with a sports team in any capacity. Sports have been a great passion of mine since I can remember.

I have been working out seriously since January. Far from my goals but it's become a solid hobby. Others include fantasy baseball, football, and I'm making a conscious effort to read more. Once I decide on a college, I'm pledging a fraternity. I feel it's a vital part of the college experience. Others may disagree.

I am not religious at all and have no interest in politics. I don't vote so I don't complain.

I don't 'enjoy' many beers. I'm a Blue Moon guy. Shock Top I can deal with as well. I don't like drinking Coors light, Miller Lite, or any thing of the sort. I'm out of high school so why drink like you still are?

I'm from Cherry Hill, NJ. Average size place. Five minutes from Philadelphia. Hour from the beach. Hour and a half from New York.

I'm a Phillies, Packers, Devils, and Clippers fan. Ordered by my passion. Sorry. :D

I was born in NJ, lived in Colorado shortly, moved to Cherry Hill and have been here since.

I like to tailgate, party, road trip, be spontaneous, and play sports when I can.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs280.ash1/20738_307070662107_588817107_4078753_8025606_n.jpg

Which one am I?

TitleTown088
05-02-2010, 06:57 PM
24 year old geography and history major at university of Minnesota. Graduate in a few days. I'm going back to school this fall if I can't find a job though to get my geographic information sciences degree.


I had spotted cow a few weeks ago and I though it was overrated I'm afraid to say. Too bland.

tjsunstein
05-02-2010, 07:07 PM
I also plan on going to grad school. To be where I want to be in 20-25 years, I think it's key.

umphrey
05-02-2010, 08:40 PM
This is what I've been drinking most because it's $12 a 30 pack and most light beers taste the same except the really expensive or really cheap. This, however, is cheap but better than Miller lite, taste pretty much like Coors lite. It must be extremely local because the liquor store I worked at in Waukesha doesn't carry it and they have over 1000 beers.

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1733/lacrossel.jpg

Whistler6
05-05-2010, 03:39 PM
I'm a 19 year old college studentt. I say college only because I have yet to decide where I will be going next fall. I attended community college out of high school and hated it, yet excelled tremendously as anyone should. I'm leaning towards majoring in sports management which is almost as cliche as History for any sports fan it seems. I have an interest in criminal justice as well as public relations such as communications, marketing, and mass communications/mass studies. In the event that I don't choose criminal justice, my goal is to work with a sports team in any capacity. Sports have been a great passion of mine since I can remember.

I have been working out seriously since January. Far from my goals but it's become a solid hobby. Others include fantasy baseball, football, and I'm making a conscious effort to read more. Once I decide on a college, I'm pledging a fraternity. I feel it's a vital part of the college experience. Others may disagree.

...

I'm from Cherry Hill, NJ. Average size place. Five minutes from Philadelphia. Hour from the beach. Hour and a half from New York.

I'm a Phillies, Packers, Devils, and Clippers fan. Ordered by my passion. Sorry.


-Wherever you go and whatever you major in, take your time to decide exactly what it is you want to do. Don't let anyone sway your decision or push you in the direction they think is best.

My mom has been a teacher for 30 years, and so it seemed like that was what I "should" do. It took me a year and a half in the School of Education to realize I love to read and write, and journalism is the direction I really wanted to go. College is so much better when you are laboring endlessly over material and courses you are interested in. I'm going to be licensed as a teacher when I graduate though, so I guess there's a positive to taking a while to make up my mind if I'm struggly to find a job.

-There is a guy on my rugby team who pledged to a fraternity his freshman year. His initiation was to get a tattoo of the fraternity logo along with the exact colors. Long story short...He has a green and purple tattoo on his right peck, it's the ugliest thing I've ever seen, it's forever, AND he's no longer part of the fraternity.

Go for it, just don't be hasty! Haha.

-I was born in Philly before moving to Wisconsin when I was just a youngster. My mom's side of the family still lives in Pennsylvania, and we spent a month in New Jersey on the beach this past summer. Man I love the ocean.

I'm a massive Brewers homer, but when they play the Phillies, I have a hard time deciding who pull for. I guess I would consider the Phillies 1A.

Whistler6
05-05-2010, 03:42 PM
24 year old geography and history major at university of Minnesota. Graduate in a few days. I'm going back to school this fall if I can't find a job though to get my geographic information sciences degree.


I had spotted cow a few weeks ago and I though it was overrated I'm afraid to say. Too bland.

How are you holding up? I graduate in a year, and I'm already freaking out about it. I can't tell if it's nervous anxiety or excitement.

Whistler6
05-05-2010, 03:46 PM
Did anyone else get caught in the storm last night? I'm in Oshkosh, and the news reported that a tornado touched down just North in Appleton I think it was. I love thunder storms, but the thought of tornados scare the hell out of me.

brat316
05-05-2010, 03:58 PM
I switched from software engineering and I like it way better. My brother is a civil engineer and he started out designing water drainage for Madison, then went out to Seattle to work on a monorail or something of that nature, now I just heard he's going to San Francisco to design roads I believe. The best aspects post-graduation are you make a decent salary ($40,000+) is where most people start, you probably work for the government which means awesome benefits and lots of days off (my favorite), and it's a growing industry (sky-rocketing with Obama) with jobs everywhere.

You have to:
-Be able to finish Calc 3 and understand Calc 1&2 well
-Be able to work with vectors
-You have to know trigonometry as well as you do addition and subtraction
-Work through long problems with lots of numbers (my last HW involved a 4x9 table of numbers some of which 9+ digits long)
-Be really good at keeping track of positive/negative numbers
-Have good inherent problem solving skills, like being able to look at a truss with 20 pieces and 10 forces acting on it and know where to start, then work linearly through the problem in the correct order of maybe 5-10 steps


You're going to have to spend a lot of time on it. This semester was/is by far the hardest of my life taking
Chemistry 1450-5 credit class that everyone learns in a year except engineers who learn it in a semester - the class average for the last test was 49%...what a joke
Differential Equations-Kind of like Calculus 4
Statics-Calculate forces, centroid, etc. involves a lot of calculator work and lots of numbers for 1 problem
History 101-A class I never go to except the discussion where I read a handout 10 minutes before class and raise my hand a couple times then mentally check out

how the hell are you taking that so late? Shouldn't that be one of the first classes you take?

Dyanmics and Statics are the first engr classes we have to take and then we we move on from there. Also learning Auto CAD.

TitleTown088
05-05-2010, 03:59 PM
How are you holding up? I graduate in a year, and I'm already freaking out about it. I can't tell if it's nervous anxiety or excitement.

Two more papers and I'm done. Although, I'm not too excited because I'm likely going to graduate school in the fall so there won't be too much of a change except at a new school.

Mr.Regular
05-05-2010, 03:59 PM
24 year old geography and history major at university of Minnesota. Graduate in a few days. I'm going back to school this fall if I can't find a job though to get my geographic information sciences degree.

How do you like GIS?
I just completed my minor in Geography and Earth Sciences (I graduate in a year from now)... personally, I hated it. I've only taken one class in it, and I had a bad prof/bad projects, the whole deal, so I'm probably biased. I can see how it could be interesting, but I'm not the most tech savvy person out there, so I didn't enjoy it.

Anyway I'm a 20 year old student from Ontario, Canada. Just because I'm not from Wisconsin doesn't mean I'm not as die hard as you guys though. I was born with green and gold blood, I've made the trek to GB a couple of times, my house flies the Packers flag, I'm on the season ticket list and I go to Pack games in Detroit every chance. The second the Pack make the Super Bowl Im driving down to the game or to Wisconsi
I'm not your typical Canadian either. I can't skate and I dislike hockey... those are some of my non Canadian traits.

I'm an economics major, I'm about to enroll in a Canadian Securities course which will allow me to legally sell securities after I graduate. I am about to start a summer job at an investment branch of a bank and after that's done I am hoping to be recommended to a full time position post graduation. Finances and investment banking is where I'm headed. I can't wait to graduate. I lived the university style lifestyle for 3 years, but I'm ready to move on, especially with a fairly decent job staring me in the face.

Hmmm what else... I despise fantasy football. Never play it. I work part time at a casino now as well, as a blackjack dealer. I smoke. I quit for about 4/5 months, but I was suckered back in because of stress. I think I'm also addicted to caffeine. Drink coffee like a mad man. That's all I got for now.

Good thread idea!

TitleTown088
05-05-2010, 04:04 PM
How do you like GIS?
I just completed my minor in Geography and Earth Sciences (I graduate in a year from now)... personally, I hated it. I've only taken one class in it, and I had a bad prof/bad projects, the whole deal, so I'm probably biased. I can see how it could be interesting, but I'm not the most tech savvy person out there, so I didn't enjoy it.


I like it quiet a bit to tell the truth and I'm not too much of a tec person either. There's just so much different stuff you can do with it. Cartography, remote sensing, you name it. Once you become familiar with it it is more interesting because you can do so much with it. Good careers in GIS too.

Whistler6
05-05-2010, 04:05 PM
There has been too many times I've wanted to knock around several blackjack dealers. I suppose seeing an endless amount of hands, you fall into a rhythm...

But when dealers fly through 6 peoples' hands all the while flipping their hands around and taking my bet before I even have a chance to calculate what just happened, I get pissed. Oh the excitement ofthe casino.

During the week, there are days when I drink 4-5 16 oz cups of coffee. I know it's terrible for me to down so much caffeine, but like you, I'm hooked.

Whistler6
05-05-2010, 04:06 PM
Two more papers and I'm done. Although, I'm not too excited because I'm likely going to graduate school in the fall so there won't be too much of a change except at a new school.

It's a great idea though. I have a couple grad students in my classes, and they are near 30 and married. So better start off right away, and get where you want to be.

tjsunstein
05-05-2010, 04:29 PM
-Wherever you go and whatever you major in, take your time to decide exactly what it is you want to do. Don't let anyone sway your decision or push you in the direction they think is best.

My over material and courses you are interested in. I'm going to be licensedmom has been a teacher for 30 years, and so it seemed like that was what I "should" do. It took me a year and a half in the School of Education to realize I love to read and write, and journalism is the direction I really wanted to go. College is so much better when you are laboring endlessly as a teacher when I graduate though, so I guess there's a positive to taking a while to make up my mind if I'm struggly to find a job.
I've been pretty dead set on sports management. One of the primary reasons is because it is something I'm genuinely interested in. Working in sports in any capacity is a lifelong dream of mine but it's ultra-competitive. I've gone to sports management conferences in Indianapolis by Sports Management World Wide, who also offer classes and credit in Scouting in every sport on top of Game Operations. Working in sports is such a dynamic atmosphere. Anything related to sports, I'm all ears so why not try to make a career of it. In all probability, I'll minor in sports management or double major so I have something else to fall back on.

-There is a guy on my rugby team who pledged to a fraternity his freshman year. His initiation was to get a tattoo of the fraternity logo along with the exact colors. Long story short...He has a green and purple tattoo on his right peck, it's the ugliest thing I've ever seen, it's forever, AND he's no longer part of the fraternity.

Go for it, just don't be hasty! Haha.There are tons of frats that are 'hardcore' like that. In no way, shape, or form will I do anything permanent to be apart of a glorified brotherhood. I'm joining a frat to make connections, meet new people, interact and get the most from the college experience, not to brag about my social status.

-I was born in Philly before moving to Wisconsin when I was just a youngster. My mom's side of the family still lives in Pennsylvania, and we spent a month in New Jersey on the beach this past summer. Man I love the ocean.

I'm a massive Brewers homer, but when they play the Phillies, I have a hard time deciding who pull for. I guess I would consider the Phillies 1A.Small world. So you're familiar where Cherry Hill is? That's awesome.

Me and couple buddies tried to get a shore house for a week in Long Beach Island. We lasted 22 hours before getting the pink slip. We didn't do our research in terms of surrounding atmosphere and jumped on the price. We were too loud for the area. I wish I could contest the complaints but we're lucky we just got evicted and didn't get charged with anything. A bunch of 19-20 year olds with a house full of booze could have fetched us a couple citations each when parlayed with the noise complaints.

senormysterioso
05-05-2010, 04:44 PM
I've been pretty dead set on sports management. One of the primary reasons is because it is something I'm genuinely interested in. Working in sports in any capacity is a lifelong dream of mine but it's ultra-competitive. I've gone to sports management conferences in Indianapolis by Sports Management World Wide, who also offer classes and credit in Scouting in every sport on top of Game Operations. Working in sports is such a dynamic atmosphere. Anything related to sports, I'm all ears so why not try to make a career of it. In all probability, I'll minor in sports management or double major so I have something else to fall back on.


If you're thinking criminal justice because you want to be a police officer, you don't have to study criminal justice. Almost all departments only require 60 college credits in any field. I know plenty of people who were history majors, have associates degrees in automotive mechanic etc that work for departments around me. When you get hired you have to go through a certification process (academy) that will teach you everything you need to know. My advice is that you should study what you're interested in, it doesn't end up mattering all that much when you get in the real world. One of my best friends has a masters in biology and makes about $100k selling insurance now.

cuzifelt1ikeit
05-05-2010, 06:31 PM
I switched from software engineering and I like it way better. My brother is a civil engineer and he started out designing water drainage for Madison, then went out to Seattle to work on a monorail or something of that nature, now I just heard he's going to San Francisco to design roads I believe. The best aspects post-graduation are you make a decent salary ($40,000+) is where most people start, you probably work for the government which means awesome benefits and lots of days off (my favorite), and it's a growing industry (sky-rocketing with Obama) with jobs everywhere.

You have to:
-Be able to finish Calc 3 and understand Calc 1&2 well
-Be able to work with vectors
-You have to know trigonometry as well as you do addition and subtraction
-Work through long problems with lots of numbers (my last HW involved a 4x9 table of numbers some of which 9+ digits long)
-Be really good at keeping track of positive/negative numbers
-Have good inherent problem solving skills, like being able to look at a truss with 20 pieces and 10 forces acting on it and know where to start, then work linearly through the problem in the correct order of maybe 5-10 steps


You're going to have to spend a lot of time on it. This semester was/is by far the hardest of my life taking
Chemistry 1450-5 credit class that everyone learns in a year except engineers who learn it in a semester - the class average for the last test was 49%...what a joke
Differential Equations-Kind of like Calculus 4
Statics-Calculate forces, centroid, etc. involves a lot of calculator work and lots of numbers for 1 problem
History 101-A class I never go to except the discussion where I read a handout 10 minutes before class and raise my hand a couple times then mentally check out

thanks for the tips. i really enjoy doing math and excelled in trig when i took it awhile ago and im taking calc next semester so well see how that goes..

other then going to school and playing part of student i also work at a movie theater... easiest job anyone can ever get.. and i coach basketball for the city and i coach football at the high school i went to. pretty fun gig. all of that leaves little to no time for anything else though haha

umphrey
05-05-2010, 08:11 PM
how the hell are you taking that so late? Shouldn't that be one of the first classes you take?

Dyanmics and Statics are the first engr classes we have to take and then we we move on from there. Also learning Auto CAD.

In my school statics is a prereq for dynamics and that is totally off on its own. So you can take them any time I just got around to it now. I also wasted a lot of time in software engineering classes before switching majors and completed a math minor (pending a 50% or greater on my differential equations final).

Statics was a walk in the park after taking calculus 1-3 though, so that was kind of nice.

I recommend taking a math class every semester until you don't need them any more. Once you get through all those, other classes seem like a breeze because you use math so much, even if its not calculus (although almost every formula you use is derived from calculus theory or differential equation theory). You just get so good at manipulating equations it really makes things easy. I'm stunned when people in my chemistry class make mistakes because they screw up the algebra or can't rearrange an equation.

tjsunstein
05-05-2010, 09:36 PM
If you're thinking criminal justice because you want to be a police officer, you don't have to study criminal justice. Almost all departments only require 60 college credits in any field. I know plenty of people who were history majors, have associates degrees in automotive mechanic etc that work for departments around me. When you get hired you have to go through a certification process (academy) that will teach you everything you need to know. My advice is that you should study what you're interested in, it doesn't end up mattering all that much when you get in the real world. One of my best friends has a masters in biology and makes about $100k selling insurance now.

I've heard the credits bit. It's a goal of mine to get a bachelor's in any field I plan to work in. Even though they could hire with just 60 credits, I want the have that backing of an advanced degree. Even though the academy process will teach and train me, if I choose that road, there's no such thing as being too knowledgeable about your profession. I know people will contest that I'd be wasting my time and money. There are just so many people going back to school so they can move up in the field that made me realize that I should take advantage of it while I'm still young. It may actually help me with a starting salary, who knows.

Granted, I may not even working in the general field I major in but as of now, that's the goal and I'm going to take every step necessary to get there. No telling what's going to happen 2-3 years from now.

umphrey
05-06-2010, 07:17 PM
Good News, Everyone! (http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/05/futurama-premiere-date.html)

Futurama's coming back! In less than a month!!!!!!

senormysterioso
05-06-2010, 07:57 PM
I've heard the credits bit. It's a goal of mine to get a bachelor's in any field I plan to work in. Even though they could hire with just 60 credits, I want the have that backing of an advanced degree. Even though the academy process will teach and train me, if I choose that road, there's no such thing as being too knowledgeable about your profession. I know people will contest that I'd be wasting my time and money. There are just so many people going back to school so they can move up in the field that made me realize that I should take advantage of it while I'm still young. It may actually help me with a starting salary, who knows.

Granted, I may not even working in the general field I major in but as of now, that's the goal and I'm going to take every step necessary to get there. No telling what's going to happen 2-3 years from now.

Don't feel like you have to pick right away, take your gen eds and a few electives to find out what you like. Don't paint yourself into a corner right away. As far as being a police officer goes, your education will have no effect on your starting salary. You could have a masters in criminal justice or an associates degree in plumbing and your starting salary as a patrol officer will be the same within a department. Basically college is a big pain in the ass, and you should study something that you enjoy (within reason DON'T BE AN ART MAJOR or some bullcrap). That's probably the best advice I can give you. Good luck to you man.

umphrey
05-06-2010, 08:12 PM
I was talking to a guy that was a dual major in art and math the other day. First time I heard that one.

JF4
05-06-2010, 08:17 PM
How do you like GIS?
I just completed my minor in Geography and Earth Sciences (I graduate in a year from now)... personally, I hated it. I've only taken one class in it, and I had a bad prof/bad projects, the whole deal, so I'm probably biased. I can see how it could be interesting, but I'm not the most tech savvy person out there, so I didn't enjoy it.

Anyway I'm a 20 year old student from Ontario, Canada. Just because I'm not from Wisconsin doesn't mean I'm not as die hard as you guys though. I was born with green and gold blood, I've made the trek to GB a couple of times, my house flies the Packers flag, I'm on the season ticket list and I go to Pack games in Detroit every chance. The second the Pack make the Super Bowl Im driving down to the game or to Wisconsi
I'm not your typical Canadian either. I can't skate and I dislike hockey... those are some of my non Canadian traits.

I'm an economics major, I'm about to enroll in a Canadian Securities course which will allow me to legally sell securities after I graduate. I am about to start a summer job at an investment branch of a bank and after that's done I am hoping to be recommended to a full time position post graduation. Finances and investment banking is where I'm headed. I can't wait to graduate. I lived the university style lifestyle for 3 years, but I'm ready to move on, especially with a fairly decent job staring me in the face.

Hmmm what else... I despise fantasy football. Never play it. I work part time at a casino now as well, as a blackjack dealer. I smoke. I quit for about 4/5 months, but I was suckered back in because of stress. I think I'm also addicted to caffeine. Drink coffee like a mad man. That's all I got for now.

Good thread idea!

I have seen that you are a good old Sarnia boy but go to school at that shithole Macmaster. I have a few good buddies who go to Guelph with me from Sarnia and we sometimes chirp them about it. Not exactly sure why cause it seems like a nice place, but its an easy target. As for Macmaster, I just dislike the city of Hamilton and its residents in general. You guys did lay a whooping on our football team at Guelph this year, do you follow Mac football?

My hometown is Ottawa and my first memory of football is watching TO catch that pass against GB in the playoffs back in 97 I think it was. Not sure why this drew me too GB but I guess it was Favre's aura that made me like the Pack.

Interesting connection I have with packers is my good friends uncle is the equipment manager for the Packers and he goes and helps with TC every year and he has brought me back a couple of items, like a signed Favre pic which I used to whack off too, but no longer.

Saw the Packers play once against the Jets in NY but still waiting to cross off Lambeau on my things to do in life list.

tjsunstein
05-06-2010, 08:57 PM
Don't feel like you have to pick right away, take your gen eds and a few electives to find out what you like. Don't paint yourself into a corner right away. As far as being a police officer goes, your education will have no effect on your starting salary. You could have a masters in criminal justice or an associates degree in plumbing and your starting salary as a patrol officer will be the same within a department. Basically college is a big pain in the ass, and you should study something that you enjoy (within reason DON'T BE AN ART MAJOR or some bullcrap). That's probably the best advice I can give you. Good luck to you man.
As far as it being a pain in the ass, I hear ya. I've taken my gen eds already and have yet to take my electives. As far as studying something I enjoy, whatever I decide on I'll enjoy. I wouldn't waste my time if I didn't enjoy it. Thanks, I appreciate it.

Mr.Regular
05-06-2010, 09:08 PM
I have seen that you are a good old Sarnia boy but go to school at that shithole Macmaster. I have a few good buddies who go to Guelph with me from Sarnia and we sometimes chirp them about it. Not exactly sure why cause it seems like a nice place, but its an easy target. As for Macmaster, I just dislike the city of Hamilton and its residents in general. You guys did lay a whooping on our football team at Guelph this year, do you follow Mac football?

My hometown is Ottawa and my first memory of football is watching TO catch that pass against GB in the playoffs back in 97 I think it was. Not sure why this drew me too GB but I guess it was Favre's aura that made me like the Pack.

Interesting connection I have with packers is my good friends uncle is the equipment manager for the Packers and he goes and helps with TC every year and he has brought me back a couple of items, like a signed Favre pic which I used to whack off too, but no longer.

Saw the Packers play once against the Jets in NY but still waiting to cross off Lambeau on my things to do in life list.
Sarnia is an interesting city. Great location, on the border, lake, bridges, great scenery...but on the other side is chemical valley haha, so you get the good with the bad. There's also not much to do here as far as people our age goes...its a town filled with a lot of older people, so it gets ripped on a lot, but all in all its not that bad.
I understand your dislike of Hamilton. I went to Mac because my siblings went here as well, and I knew the area. The city is pretty gross for the most part and its filled with a bunch of weirdos. Downtown is awful. Crazies all over the place, the stores are crap, and there's always a nasty smell in the air. Up the mountain is nice though, and the student area around campus is as well. Other than that, its a **** hole.
I follow Mac football a little. I used to live in residence with a guy named Ryan who won the Ontario Defensive rookie of the year in 07 as our ILB. He's actually really good but I think he's been sidelined by injuries lately. If he kept improving I thought he had a future in football.

Crazy you hang with Sarnians though haha, small world eh?
My first memory of the Packers is the NFC Championship game before Super Bowl XXXI. I took a liking to the Pack because of the whole Favre aura, they were doing well those years obviously, and my dad as a Lions fan disliking them drew me closer for whatever reason. Im now full on obsessed. I wont let my kids get away though like my dad did haha....my babies will be born with cheeseheads.

cvv84
05-06-2010, 09:20 PM
Good News, Everyone! (http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/05/futurama-premiere-date.html)

Futurama's coming back! In less than a month!!!!!!

Hahaha I liked that show back in the day. Then it just disapeared like Family Guy. I wonder if the voices will be the same or not.

umphrey
05-06-2010, 09:38 PM
Hahaha I liked that show back in the day. Then it just disapeared like Family Guy. I wonder if the voices will be the same or not.

They had a big contract dispute about it, almost canceled the comeback, but I'm pretty sure the original actors are all back.

Whistler6
05-06-2010, 10:27 PM
They had a big contract dispute about it, almost canceled the comeback, but I'm pretty sure the original actors are all back.

I can't even describe how excited I am for Futurama to return. Not many shows can make me laugh hysterically and just as quickly make me depressed the way this one does. Who knew a cartoon could be so deep? Can't wait!

*Luck of the Fryish and Jurassic Bark are 2 of the best*

umphrey
05-06-2010, 10:41 PM
I have all 4 seasons on an external HDD. My favorite is the episode where they conquer the spider planet and steal their silk so everyone on earth gets a $300 dollar bonus - Fry decides to buy 100 cups of coffee and the best part is the end when he finally downs the last cup while the building goes down in flames, he hits the zen of caffiene overload and calmly at 500 mph saves everyone.

"What happened?" "I don't know, we were saved by some mysterious orange blur!"

"You look tired Fry, maybe you should get some sleep" "I CAN'T SLEEP. I'M TOO BUSY THINKING ABOUT COFFEE!!!"

umphrey
05-09-2010, 04:54 AM
Made another new sig. Too big? I'm thinking about chopping off the bottom 50 pixels or so.

Whistler6
05-09-2010, 11:02 AM
I have all 4 seasons on an external HDD. My favorite is the episode where they conquer the spider planet and steal their silk so everyone on earth gets a $300 dollar bonus - Fry decides to buy 100 cups of coffee and the best part is the end when he finally downs the last cup while the building goes down in flames, he hits the zen of caffiene overload and calmly at 500 mph saves everyone.

"What happened?" "I don't know, we were saved by some mysterious orange blur!"

"You look tired Fry, maybe you should get some sleep" "I CAN'T SLEEP. I'M TOO BUSY THINKING ABOUT COFFEE!!!"

Haha, I actually blame Fry for my addiction to coffee. That's a great episode.

I'm digging the sig. It might be a bit on the large side for Vikings fans, but I can't get enough Matthews' highlights. So it fits perfectly!

Whistler6
05-09-2010, 11:17 AM
Small world. So you're familiar where Cherry Hill is? That's awesome.

Me and couple buddies tried to get a shore house for a week in Long Beach Island. We lasted 22 hours before getting the pink slip. We didn't do our research in terms of surrounding atmosphere and jumped on the price. We were too loud for the area. I wish I could contest the complaints but we're lucky we just got evicted and didn't get charged with anything. A bunch of 19-20 year olds with a house full of booze could have fetched us a couple citations each when parlayed with the noise complaints.


Yeah I know exactly where Cherry Hill is. When I went out there this past summer, we actually went closer to Atlantic City and the boardwalk there. It was closer to my Ma's family. We actually made our way to Hoboken NJ as well, and got a look at the Cakes Boss's shop. Kinda interesting, but wayyy too expensive. Good times.

22 hours before the eviction notice? Man, not even a couple of warnings...I guess the underage thing could have had something to do with it. Oh well, you live and learn right? I'm going to spend a mont our in Philly and then hopefully on the beach again this summer. Ah, I miss the sun and the ocean.

umphrey
05-10-2010, 08:51 AM
A perfect game thrown by A's Dallas Braden on Mother's Day has another awesome substory within it (because it makes Alex Rodriguez look like a doushe).

About 2 weeks ago A-Rod crossed the pitchers mound going out to the field, a huge no-no and unwritten rule in baseball, when Braden was pitching. They got into it big time and A-Rod acted all high and mighty about it being quoted as "I don't want to extend his 15 minutes of fame" and talking about how he doesn't care about a guy who has a few wins in his career. Now A-Rod looks like an idiot with Braden going on a list containing 19 people in the history of baseball.

princefielder28
05-10-2010, 12:36 PM
I think the better part of the story was the fact that Braden's grandmother was in attendance on Mother's Day. His grandmother ended up being his mother figure in his life after his mother passed away his senior year of high school from cancer.

umphrey
05-10-2010, 12:57 PM
That was definitely a good part of the story. Personally I feel good for Dallas and his grandmother, but personally I feel good for myself because I get to laugh at A-Rod.

Whistler6
05-10-2010, 02:36 PM
I think the better part of the story was the fact that Braden's grandmother was in attendance on Mother's Day. His grandmother ended up being his mother figure in his life after his mother passed away his senior year of high school from cancer.

Obviously a walk-off homerun fails in comparison to a perfect game, but it takes me back to Billy Hall's game winner on Mother's Day a few years ago. Pink bat and all, Hall rocked that pitch. The best part about it was when the camera flashed to Hall's mother going crazy in the stands. Hm Bill Hall, whatever happened to him...He had potential. Jk.

Anytime that bronze-juiced-up-metro-sexual-entitled-waste-of-space Alex Rodriguez is humiliated even in the slightest of ways, it fills me with satisfaction. That's a bit harsh, but I don't like the guy. Good for Braden and definitely a great story.

It gives me faith in humanity and the world of sports to see that there are indeed still a few "good guys" out there.

cvv84
05-10-2010, 04:47 PM
The best part of that perfect game was that my brother lives by Tampa and is a Rays fan :D

umphrey
05-25-2010, 02:24 PM
Check out this brilliant cokehead owning the cop - LOL


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Whistler6
05-30-2010, 01:04 PM
Hahaha...I don't know if you guys watch The Office, but it reminds me of the episode Dwight takes on the role of volunteer deputy sheriff to find out who left the joint in the parking lot.

He asks Oscar, "Have you ever pooped a balloon?"

Whistler6
05-30-2010, 01:11 PM
This is pretty random, but I love thinking back to old sports memories I had as a kid. What's everybody's favorite sport's moment/memory/experience? Not necessarily professional sports, but elementary, junior or high school days.

In 6th grade I played TE. First off, I never scored, because all we did was run. But one play, the coach put me under center. I snapped the ball, the QB touched it (rules), then faked an end around. I sat there in my stance with the ball in my gut. 11 players chased down our speedy QB, and 2 seconds later I took off straight down the field for about a 60 yard touchdown. If it wasn't on REALLY old home videos, I wouldn't believe it actuall happened.

The other was in senior Babe Ruth a couple years back, summer baseball. I always played 2nd and was one of those groundball/bunt for a hit type players. My 2nd to last game in organized baseball and the summer after high school graduation, I hit a 3-run homerun to win the game 7-5. It was the one and only over the fence homerun of my life. Good times.

I'd bring up my 3 trips to Lambeau Field, but those are obviously magical experiences. Anyone else?

Mr.Regular
06-16-2010, 03:10 PM
My fave sports memory (from playing) was in a baseball tournament. Probably Grade 7 or so.

When I played baseball I usually played 1st/3rd, sometimes left/right field. Anyways for whatever reason, I think we may have used most of our pitchers the past couple of days, and rules stated pitchers could only pitch X innings in a tournament, I was put in to pitch the last inning of the final game of the tournament. I hadn't really been a pitcher since I was much younger, and the game was close so this looked like a death sentence. Don't know how I did it but I mowed them down, 1-2-3. Winning the tournament like that was really memorable.

tjsunstein
06-22-2010, 11:22 AM
Double majoring in Sport Management and Communications.

princefielder28
06-22-2010, 11:40 AM
Double majoring in Sport Management and Communications.

I started as a sport management major but got a real bad impression of it after working with Minnesota's athletic communications so i went back and forth on some majors, decided to return home to Green Bay, and am now going to school for Elementary Education. I get to coach some football this fall at my old high school too so I'm not too upset with how things have played out.

tjsunstein
08-02-2010, 01:45 PM
Can you elaborate on this real bad impression? What were your responsibilities etc?

senormysterioso
09-05-2010, 10:54 AM
What do we all think about the Wisconsin gubernatorial race? I'm leaning towards Tom Barrett mostly because of his demonstrable support of law enforcement, veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan, and education (i'm in law enforcement as well as the Army reserve, my dad is also a police officer, and my mom is a 3rd grade teacher). Even though Barrett is a democrat, he seems fairly fiscally conservative which I like...not as much as Walker but certainly more conservative than Doyle. I'm also not a fan of Walker's plan to cut Badger care and impose time limits on it.

What are your thoughts?

ImBrotherCain
09-05-2010, 12:45 PM
I'm liking this thread a lot, just as long as we keep politics out of the discussion.


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EvilMonkey
09-05-2010, 01:30 PM
What do we all think about the Wisconsin gubernatorial race? I'm leaning towards Tom Barrett mostly because of his demonstrable support of law enforcement, veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan, and education (i'm in law enforcement as well as the Army reserve, my dad is also a police officer, and my mom is a 3rd grade teacher). Even though Barrett is a democrat, he seems fairly fiscally conservative which I like...not as much as Walker but certainly more conservative than Doyle. I'm also not a fan of Walker's plan to cut Badger care and impose time limits on it.

What are your thoughts?

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