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09-02-2013, 07:14 PM
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Moved from Tempe to a place in west Mesa today (near Dobson and Baseline).

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I know the area very well. You're right down the street from my favorite sub shop in all of the valley, Cheba Hut (2 blocks East of Dobson on Southern)!
I've spent about 24 of my 28 years in a neighborhood in the area South East of Alma School and Guadalupe.

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09-02-2013, 08:37 PM
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I've spent about 24 of my 28 years in a neighborhood in the area South East of Alma School and Guadalupe.
Heh, my office for 10 of the last 14 years is just south of the canal on Arizona Ave. I have walked or jogged along that canal many times between Arizona Ave and Alma and I have *never* seen a monkey...

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09-03-2013, 02:30 PM
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OK look. I'm not trying to rag on Amazon. In fact, I've had nothing but positive experiences when I've bought something from them. I would be lying if I said I was not a Satisfied Customer(tm).

But sweet Jesus. MatchBook?

When they launched the Kindle, I thought, well, maybe it's an unfortunate metaphor to use in connection with books, but maybe they didn't do it on purpose.

Then came Kindle Fire. This is when their agenda, the Final Solution to the Paper Question, became obvious. No way that name made it through Jeff Bezos's creative, marketing, and PR departments without someone asking, "Do we really want people to talk about putting their books on Fire?" Unless, of course, the answer was yes. And it is. And they do.

Now it seems they've dropped the charade entirely. Here's a way to carry your entire (Amazon-purchased) library around with you wherever you go. Here's a way to get online, get in the cloud, get with the program. Here's a solution to a predicament as old as indoor plumbing: Which book to do I read on the crapper?

Here's a matchbook.

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09-03-2013, 02:48 PM
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OK look. I'm not trying to rag on Amazon. In fact, I've had nothing but positive experiences when I've bought something from them. I would be lying if I said I was not a Satisfied Customer(tm).

But sweet Jesus. MatchBook?

When they launched the Kindle, I thought, well, maybe it's an unfortunate metaphor to use in connection with books, but maybe they didn't do it on purpose.

Then came Kindle Fire. This is when their agenda, the Final Solution to the Paper Question, became obvious. No way that name made it through Jeff Bezos's creative, marketing, and PR departments without someone asking, "Do we really want people to talk about putting their books on Fire?" Unless, of course, the answer was yes. And it is. And they do.

Now it seems they've dropped the charade entirely. Here's a way to carry your entire (Amazon-purchased) library around with you wherever you go. Here's a way to get online, get in the cloud, get with the program. Here's a solution to a predicament as old as indoor plumbing: Which book to do I read on the crapper?

Here's a matchbook.
I don't know if it was your goal but you successfully got me to google what "matchbook" and see what all the fuss was about.

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09-03-2013, 09:47 PM
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For you armchair GM's out there, Franchise Hockey Manager was released today after a lengthy beta period. It's not quite up to par compared to EHM 2007 in terms of overall polish and features, but they've made a lot of progress and the foundations behind the game are much better than the EHM series. I'd pick it up, as it will only get better over the next few months as the dev team patches it.

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09-03-2013, 10:04 PM
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Really liked EHM back in the day, but I don't have time in my life anymore for a game that addictive.

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We're about one week away from the 12-Year Anniversary of the attacks of September 11th 2001. This time of year since the attacks happen is always difficult for me seeing that I'm from New York and I'm someone who is deeply touched by the events of that day as with millions and millions of others around the world.

My question to all of you; Where where you on 9/11? Please share your story.

No politics or conspiracy talk please as this is not the place for it.

By the time I woke up on 9/11, the attacks and the damage was done for quite sometime. I got a ride to campus when I heard on the radio that the World trade Center had fallen but not alot of details were given so I made a call to my dad back in New York and he was able to tell me all that had happened and had warned me to watch where I am going. When I got on campus the university looked like a complete ghost town until I got to the center of campus and it was jammed packed with people watching the different tv's that were set up showing the coverage of the attacks.



I know of 2 people who were in the Twin Towers when the attacks happen.

There was a guy I knew where I lived who showed me his day pass so he can use it to attend a metting with his company in the South Tower. He was able to get out fine after the 1st plane hit the North Tower in a matter of minutes. He did wintness the rest of what took place on that day in Lower Manhattan and he said that that experence was enough for him to enlist in the Marines.

There was also a girl I knew from school who was working in the North Tower. Sadly she was among those who couldn't escape when the 1st plane hit. She is also among those to this day from what I understand who didn't have any of her remains recovered.


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09-04-2013, 03:57 AM
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We're about one week away from the 12-Year Anniversary of the attacks of September 11th 2001. This time of year since the attacks happen is always difficult for me seeing that I'm from New York and I'm someone who is deeply touched by the events of that day as with millions and millions of others around the world.

My question to all of you; Where where you on 9/11? Please share your story.

Can still remember it with some detail.

I had just come over from CA a month earlier to a new job in Mesa. Was staying at the time in Glendale with friends who had talked me into coming. My shifts ran roughly 4pm to midnight, and the night before on the way home the I-17 was shut down because a tanker truck had overturned on its side and caught fire.

At that time I was working as a volunteer message boards manager for AOL so I would stay up a few hours after getting home to do some modding. But for some reason I couldn't shake the eerie feeling I had over that tanker truck accident.

When I woke up the next morning the first thing I hear is my friends wife telling me "The World Trade Center towers have been hit and they're both gone!". She was distressed because her brother and aunt were in NY visiting their mother and was scheduled to fly out of JFK that morning. Because of the communication gridlock in that area, she wasn't able to get a hold of him for several hours.

When she finally did get through to him he had said he was sitting in the terminal about ready to board his flight when the first tower was hit. While he was sitting there he had noticed an arabic person sitting in the same waiting area who looked "nervous" to him and he got a strange sensation about it. After the first plane hit, it didn't take long before the news reached JFK, and his first reaction was he needed to get his aunt and himself out of there before the mass exodus began and trapped them there for hours..

That evening I was scheduled to work again and the trip was eerie.... as traffic through the city was virtually non-existant. ADOTs overhead signs were all stating "Sky Harbor Airport closed". It was a weird feeling like time had just stood still.

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09-04-2013, 07:38 AM
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Someone teach John McCain that the way to get through boring meetings is making lists; errands you need to run later, ranking all the girls you've hooked up with, experimenting with Coyotes lines ... write small and kinda hunch over the paper and everyone will think you're diligently taking notes.

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We're about one week away from the 12-Year Anniversary of the attacks of September 11th 2001. This time of year since the attacks happen is always difficult for me seeing that I'm from New York and I'm someone who is deeply touched by the events of that day as with millions and millions of others around the world.

My question to all of you; Where where you on 9/11? Please share your story.

No politics or conspiracy talk please as this is not the place for it.

By the time I woke up on 9/11, the attacks and the damage was done for quite sometime. I got a ride to campus when I heard on the radio that the World trade Center had fallen but not alot of details were given so I made a call to my dad back in New York and he was able to tell me all that had happened and had warned me to watch where I am going. When I got on campus the university looked like a complete ghost town until I got to the center of campus and it was jammed packed with people watching the different tv's that were set up showing the coverage of the attacks.



I know of 2 people who were in the Twin Towers when the attacks happen.

There was a guy I knew where I lived who showed me his day pass so he can use it to attend a metting with his company in the South Tower. He was able to get out fine after the 1st plane hit the North Tower in a matter of minutes. He did wintness the rest of what took place on that day in Lower Manhattan and he said that that experence was enough for him to enlist in the Marines.

There was also a girl I knew from school who was working in the North Tower. Sadly she was among those who couldn't escape when the 1st plane hit. She is also among those to this day from what I understand who didn't have any of her remains recovered.
I was in bed (been here since '91, N Phx) and my boy came in and woke me up saying that a plane had hit the twin towers. I assured him this was impossible since air traffic is routed around the city since a bomber hit the Empire State Building during a foggy night in WWII. And we turned on the TV. I spent the next 3 days in shock watching the coverage. I lost no one close to me but have people I know lost there as well as 1st responders who are still suffering from the after effects. Guy I played football with, the younger sister of a friend whos husband was there etc. I watched those buildings go up as a child, was in and out of them all the time when i worked as a courier in Manhattan right out of high school. It stunned me to watch them go down and to this day I will turn off any images when they come on the TV. still too painful. I did visit ground zero in 2003, the last time i was in NYC.


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09-04-2013, 09:25 AM
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I was in 4th grade at the time and my school made the decision not to tell us what happened. I was only 9 so it was kinda hard to wrap my mind around something that terrible.

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09-04-2013, 06:31 PM
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I was in Washington D.C on 9-11 at Bolling AFB. I had just been assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency. People started milling about an office that was near my cube saying that "a plane" hit the World Trade Center. My first thought was a small plane, not a passenger jet. Then we heard of the Pentagon getting hit and since I didn't have a badge for unescorted entry, I left the building. tried to leave the base but the base was in lockdown, no one in or out. I went to the softball field across the street from work since there was water and a bathroom there. Sat on a picnic table and watched the smoke rolling out of the Pentagon. It sucked.

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09-04-2013, 07:04 PM
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I was a sophomore in high school.

My first receipt of any news of it happening came in the form of a dumbass that I didn't like (but he liked to harass me all the time) walking up to me and saying, "My dad's office blew up" right as we were about to go into class.

My first class' teacher just solemnly put on the TV and we silently watched the news pretty much all day. There was silence in the halls and I barely spoke to anyone. I could hardly believe what was happening. Another memory I have was that one of my classmates had a birthday on that day and had brought in cake and refreshments. No one really ate any of them.

It also pretty much sucked.

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It was all over by the time I got up that morning - I remember going onto azcentral.com to see if there were any software jobs that fit my specialties (I was employed but hadn't gauged the market in a while), and the headline said something like 'Passenger jets fly into Twin Towers; Pentagon' ... okay .... say what? (Run in to living room, turn on CNN,)

Thing is, as far as I know I was at least three degrees of separation from anyone directly involved in the events of the day. Closest person I knew was a friend who was in a meeting with BMW southwest of the WTC in Jersey, some 5-10 miles away. He could see the smoke, and later had to drive home to Atlanta in his rental car.

So, to be honest, it never really affected me that much... other than the first couple days of "is this just the start?" and "hey where are all the jets in and out of PHX?", but a few years later I happened to teach a training class for American Express for a week in the World Financial Center right next door. And you could look out the 41st floor windows of their offices right down into the construction. And think "wow, it was *right here*"...twice as high or more (I'd driven past them in the early 80s but it was a vague memory)

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09-04-2013, 08:52 PM
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Almost there

Saw this link on the Facebook. Its a video of the ice being made at the Job. Actually not a bad video. Better than watching just a time lapse from 100 feet away.

http://video.coyotes.nhl.com/videoce...442916&lang=en

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09-08-2013, 01:49 AM
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Met a guy from Czech Republic today at my work. He happened to be a huge hockey fan. We started chatting about Czech players in the NHL and such and he knew pretty much every single one. It was awesome. I told him I'm a Phoenix fan and he named off our Czechs

He was a nice guy. It was also weird to hear how they (Czechs) pronounce their names as opposed to how us Americans pronounce them. Extremely different. Even a simple one like Jagr sounded different.

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09-08-2013, 10:36 PM
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Got back from a 2.5 day Seattle trip today.

If any of you enjoy traveling but haven't been to the Emerald City, I highly recommend it. I had a deliberate, 24-hour layover in Seattle back in March and I've been dying to get back ever since, and this weekend didn't disappoint. Amazing weather, good mass transit, lots of booze and a very good sports scene.

Visited the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) stadium out in Kent and the Mariners game Friday night. Sounders (MLS soccer) game Saturday night. The final tally was 6 breweries, and there was another handful that didn't fit into the schedule. The Experience Music Project museum is pretty sweet; talks a lot about the classic Seattle music scene and about rock / grunge / cultural history in general. Also randomly a bad movie museum jammed into the building.

I have been planning to follow the Yotes on the Edmonton/Calgary roadtrip in December, but this weekend I made up my mind to try Coyotes @ Canucks on 6 December + some WHL games instead.

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Sounders (MLS soccer) game Saturday night.
Was a good match. High tempo, a few goals, a dramatic late winner... even the crowd entertained me at times (loved the 'chanting' the sound of an ambulance when Chicago's striker was on the ground with a groin injury).

Yeahhh I'm looking to move to the Seattle area after graduation, when the timing is right regarding funds and all. An appealing destination for weather + scenery, career potential, Sounders soccer, and even some hockey (you mentioned Thunderbirds, plus there's the talk of the city being granted an NHL expansion team down the line).

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Met a guy from Czech Republic today at my work. He happened to be a huge hockey fan. We started chatting about Czech players in the NHL and such and he knew pretty much every single one. It was awesome. I told him I'm a Phoenix fan and he named off our Czechs

He was a nice guy. It was also weird to hear how they (Czechs) pronounce their names as opposed to how us Americans pronounce them. Extremely different. Even a simple one like Jagr sounded different.

The Czechs are a great people from a beautiful country. A country rich with histroy and strife, from the invasion by the idiot Nazi's to the invasion by the idiot Soviet's which ended in the peaceful velvet revolution - a most wonderful and enduring people.

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The Czechs are a great people from a beautiful country. A country rich with histroy and strife, from the invasion by the idiot Nazi's to the invasion by the idiot Soviet's which ended in the peaceful velvet revolution - a most wonderful and enduring people.
Definitely seems like it!

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09-11-2013, 03:15 AM
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Thanks to those who share their "Where were you on 9/11" story. The 12 Year anniversary of 9/11 is here and what a day of refelection this will be.

I won't add much more for now about what I experenced when I 1st went back to New York shortly after 9/11 but I'll add some other stuff.

In case none of you ever saw the new 9/11 Memorial in NYC, here are some pictures.

http://www.google.com/search?q=9/11+...w=1920&bih=960

One of the new WTC Towers(Freedom Tower 1776 FT) set to open up sometime in 2014.

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sigh...there's always at least one dumb ass.

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sigh...there's always at least one dumb ass.
"That looks pretty deep, Bob, ah, maybe we should turn around." "Maybe you should kiss my ass. I am Professional Grade. Watch this."

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