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  1. That's so sad actually. It's a messed up world we live in. I've been getting emails from my last employer asking me to come back. They even offered to let me run as many or as few service calls as I wanted. Come and go as I please. There is no amount of money they could pay me to do that job again. Mike Rowe should pay a visit to some of the places I've been. Laying on my back in wet moldy basements replacing motors underneath a 1970's washing machine some poor sole got duped in to putting a maintenance agreement on that we had to fix. Cockroaches crawling all over you. I have some heavy duty decision to make here soon and I'm scared to death. I have no idea what I'm going to do. I'm terrified.
  2. I've been hitting the gym hard the last month. I hadn't gone in almost a year iirc. I was just telling Craig in another thread that I did 15 .11 miles on the rowing machine Friday. I rowed 11.25 Thursday, and 7.25 Wed. I freaking gained a pound. Stuck at 256. I weighed myself this afternoon after getting out of the shower after mowing . . . 251. My goal is 250 by the time I go home to NJ next Friday. Had a huge steak for my cheat meal today and could barely finish it. It's hot here and I lose my apatite when it's hot. Good job getting back to the gym. It's always very hard for me to get started once I've stopped for a while. But then it almost becomes an addiction again and I feel guilty if I don't go.
  3. I always liked The Mucking Fourons. Could never get the other 3 guys on board with the name change though.
  4. All I can hear in my head when I see this pic is, "NOT THE BEARD!!". ๐Ÿ˜(From The Hobbit iirc).
  5. I wonder if you can get a Chia Guitar? Hmmm.
  6. Been there, heard that. All of it. After I had an interview at Union Pacific one time. After the interview the guy yelled down the hall and called me back in and apologized for saying I was too clean cut for this job and said he was sorry and shouldn't have said it. It was a job picking up train engineers and taking them home when their shifts changed. You were on call 24/7 even holidays. Apparently they are a rather rough group of individuals. It's a shame because I know some really good "There once was a lady from France who hopped a train by chance ..." jokes. I just noticed this post was from March only a couple pages back. Slow thread guys. Jeez. Has this shituation changed for you? Fingers crossed it did.
  7. Reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons where Homer was laughing at something Lisa said and replied something to the effect of, "Oh, so I'm supposed to believe ham, pork chops, and bacon all come from the same magical animal." or something like that. It was funnier when he said it and you could see her reaction.
  8. Story of my life. It was brutal man. No rest period at all. 4 minute HIIT intervals with 1 minute rest @ slower SPM. Non-stop for 2 hours and ten minutes. Wednesday I did 7.25 miles, Thursday I did 11.25 miles. And I gained weight. I am so *****ing pissed. LOL I'm going home next week and wanted to get to my pre-winter weight of 250. I did drop a lot but I've been stuck at 256 for a week. I get up from the machine and there's water on the floor from my sweat. I'm hydrating, eating, sleeping, taking my supps. I turned 51 Wednesday. I'm too old for this shit. LOL
  9. I have to say, that's the best looking one I've ever seen.
  10. I'm more of an Air Bass guy myself.
  11. If you consider doing 15.11 miles on the rowing machine at the gym today lucky, then sure. I'm the luckiest mf on the planet.
  12. In case anyone is wondering what this idiot is talking about (Me being the idiot), an old wives tale states, "If you pee in the middle of the road you'll get a stye (infection) in your eye.". Something moms used to say to kids.
  13. I think the guy who does that is on vacation. I expect a coffee house cleaning shortly . . . (a lot of freds are gonna vaneesh)
  14. I thought you got those from peeing in the middle of the road?
  15. I got asterisked the other day for a phrase that means "a long time". I actually had to sit and think about why it was censored for a few minutes before I got it. The thought of what they thought I meant never entered my mind until they made me think of it. *shaking my head back and forth real fast blubbering my lips* I have lived in the midwest and south for a very long time. I take offense to the fact that they think the dialect that everybody uses out here is offensive. But being from New Jersey originally, we have a bit thicker skin than most, so it is what it is. Not sure if you noticed someone famous who a lot of us really admired a couple years ago and how brash he was. That's the norm out there on our East coast and I can totally understand how it rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. But to me ... it just rolled right off my back.
  16. I was thinkin' the same thing but didn't have the fried grits to say it. I would have plowed that field in to the middle of next harvest. Whew. I have to go for an old guy shot in the thigh every two weeks. The nurse is a little southern bell. 'bout 5 foot 4. My age. Crystal clear bluest eyes I ever saw. Absolutely perfect and that southern draw. Every time she rams that needle in my thigh . . . uh, well. You get the picture. She takes her time now when I go in. Says she feels bad hurting me and goes really slow. I've told her I've lost feeling in my legs from the accident I was in and she could just ram and go but she never listens. Takes her about 5 ~ 6 minutes. I think she likes messing with me. Or feels sorry for me. Probably the latter. ๐ŸŽตMakes me want to grab my guitar and play with it all night long . . . ๐ŸŽต (Ray Parker Jr.)
  17. #23 Twenty years after Mom said everything was going to be ok Shane and it still wasn't.
  18. Fixed. Your, uh, accidental typo got you asterisked. ๐Ÿ˜
  19. Every time I see you post and see your Nimoy avatar all I can hear in my head is, "Ahhhaahhaa, bitter dregs.". You have to be a die hard Trek fan to get that one. ๐Ÿ˜
  20. Mine is adjustable. It goes from 200DPI to 8000DPI.
  21. All three songs you posted were great. My favorite was the 2nd one called Midi Guitar Moods V 2.5.
  22. That video is truly unbelievable. I mean. Really. I don't believe it. I think there has to be some studio trickery going on there. I didn't think you could hammer like he is doing in that video with any of these midi rigs. For me I would only find this useful for making realistic sounding strings and like I think I said before trying to do some realistic sounding steel guitar parts for live and recording. I'm pretty good at faking it on keyboard to get the synth sounds I like but for big band type instruments like horns, strings, flutes, and so on, something like this would be a lot easier than having to go in and edit midi after the fact to tweak it how you would like it. I've spent hours editing strings. I would think/hope it would be a lot easier for me to get the nuances I'm looking for if I did it on my guitar to begin with.
  23. No strap is a deal breaker for me.
  24. They must be Super Duper Slinky's.
  25. Yeah, and Grandpa Jones wasn't old when he started either but look what happened to him. Danged shame.
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