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    • So...

      8 years ago

      vespasian

      It's been awhile and there isn't really a reason for it, other than life being busy. For the very, very few people who may still have me on their watchlists, In the time since then:

      I've bought my first house and have been slowly renovating it. I've sanded and refinished the entire second floor hardwoods. I've installed an over the range microwave. I've plastered, sanded, painted and put up venetian plaster. I've installed a fence. I've hung a drywall ceiling. I've replaced windows. I'm ready for a nap.

      I've gotten 2 semesters closer to finishing with my Masters of Architecture, a necessary step in my quest to become a licensed architect. In that time I've brought my gpa from 3.57 to 3.93. It's really not as difficult as one thinks, it just requires lots and lots of hard work as it is very time consuming. It very much has eaten my social life and left me mocking my friends for wanting to call it a night when it is 1 in the morning. My deprivation of sleep has its uses.

      One of the added bonuses from grad school was I got to go to Greece this past March. smiley11.gif I smiley12.gif
      Greece. It is not Italy, which is next on my list, but it was unbelievable. The food was delicious. Tsatziki, a yogurt filled with diced cucumbers, served with every meal, was excellent. Their appetizers of saganaki, a dish of fried cheese served in a hot dish, is delicious. Not to mentioned their skewered meat. MMMM...skewered meat. Or their house wines. Ouzo is delicious if you like licorice. I was also a camera whore, here is a link to the 3500 odd pictures I took.

      Flickr

      I am also currently on the fence about making an appearance to RvBTO, a few factors out of my current control have to work themselves out, once that happens I'll let everyone know by showing up. Or not.

    • Physics genius?

      10 years ago

      vespasian

      As per a earlier IM conversation today:

      1:09 PM me: I don't think that wormholes and physics work the way you think they do
      mrobold: Prove it
      1:10 PM Prove that my sunglasses didn't travel through my nose through some wormhole, and end up at some other time and place
      me: your sunglasses don't prevent a dissolution of the known universe
      mrobold: You have your "facts" and I have mine
      1:11 PM me: also isn't a much more logical conclusion, that when your face got the roundhouse kick from Chuck Norris Fanboi there that the glasses got kicked off your face, travelled through the air and landed where they were found?
      1:12 PM mrobold: Not really...we're talking about a distance of several hundred feet, through trees, over a bridge or two, and past a beer kiosk
      Plus, the angle of attack for the kick was downward
      me: beer kiosks are the zip zones of the casino world
      1:14 PM also Chuck norris could kick your glasses thousands of miles, regardless of the angle of attack, so a Chuck Norris fanboi should be able to pull off several 100 feet
      I mean logically speaking of course
      mrobold: Interesting theory, but I think you're forgetting the Rusty Razor Axiom
      1:15 PM If you keep disagreeing with me, I'm going to cut you with a rusty razor
      me: the "if you don't shut your yaphole I'll cut you with a rusty razor"?
      mrobold: Besides, no one has been able to prove that my body is not a conduit to alternative dimensions or the unkowable
      knowable even
      1:16 PM me: um the scientific method doesn't work like that
      1:17 PM "If you can't disprove A, it must be true!" doesn't really fly
      mrobold: That's rather the narrow view don't you think?
      Creationistic Scientists have assured me that my worldview is sound
      1:18 PM me: they are not scientists any more that the Pope!
      Who by the way also says Creationist science is fairy tales
      mrobold: The Pope is like the head scientist of Metastratorophysistics
      Everyone knows that
      1:19 PM He would say that
      Can you really trust the Pope?
      me: he is german
      germans are good with science
      mrobold: Right, and he has foresworn beer for wine
      Think about it
      me: ergo the Pope is good with science
      mrobold: Something's not right with him
      me: yeah he was a nzai, we all know that
      And I bet he drinks beer
      mrobold: Prove it
      1:20 PM me: I don't have to by your "scientific method"
      mrobold: I've already proven my theory of Ray-Ban Probiscus Interaction At The Quantum Level
      There were like, witnesses
      At least one of whom wasn't drunk
      1:21 PM me: so we can throw that sober witness out
      mrobold: He was the least impressed
      me: I would be to given the Chuck Norris principle coming into play
      1:22 PM mrobold: Perhaps our two theories are BOTH right
      Perhaps the Chuck Norris Principle is at play and CREATED the wormhole in my nose
      me: chuck norris fanboi roundhouse kicked your sunglasses into the future?
      mrobold: THROUGH MY NOSE!
      1:23 PM me: did you cry?
      mrobold: I was busy acting as a conduit to another plane of existance...I don't recall
      1:24 PM me: because the Chuck Norris Principle clearly is built around the idea that Chuck Norris or affiliates of Chuck Norris inflict pain on others to gather their tears for charity
      mrobold: Right, but this was an accidental invokation of the Chuck Norris principal
      me: was it?
      Are you sure?
      1:25 PM I DON'T BELIEVE IN ACCIDENTS DOOD!
      WE ARE NOT CREATURES OF CHANCE!
      mrobold: Hmmmm
      Perhaps my sunglasses are made of anti-ChuckNorris particles
      That could explain why the guy's heel was injured in the process
      And why, instead of being destroyed along with my head, my glasses survived
      1:26 PM The spooky interaction between the Chuck Norris particles and the anti-CNPs could be what created the rift in the space-time continuum
      The implications of this are dizzying
      Are my sunglasses the one object on Earth capable of killing Chuck Norris?
      1:27 PM If Chuck Norris wore my sunglasses, would he weaken, or would he become some terrible Super Chuck Norris?
      me: that is some nice theoretical physics there dood
      Well the only thing capable of killing Chuck Norris is Bruce Lee
      mrobold: I'll be sure to include your name on the paper when I submit it to Chuck Norris Science Today
      me: you can't let Bruce Lee get your sunglasses
      the ramifications would be horrible

      Anyone see anything wrong with this?

    • Golf, beer, bees and cigars

      10 years ago

      vespasian

      So this weekend I went to my buddie's mom's 50th birthday party, and I was asked if I could play golf. I responded that I'm not sure I can call it golf, but if I swing the funny metal stick and the little white ball, sure. So I ended up going to golf with some friends, there was free beer everywhere, some delicious cigars (acid blondes are teh sex), some horrible, horrible golf (I haven't played in 4 years or so), and my buddy parked the golf cart in the rain (he thought it was a humvee) and parked it on a bees nest. So 5 minutes later we're walking back from teeing off and theres hundreds of them, and most of them are swirling around my open beer can, which quickly was swapped to be dan's beer can. ^.^

    • RvBTO3

      10 years ago

      vespasian

      So I'm a bit late, but I went to my 2nd RvBTo a few weekends ago with Phoenixrage, and I met a bunch of good folks, had some good drinks (how many shots did we have Britte/Amber/Becky??), saw about 10 minutes of RvB (my first since RvBTO 1), saw Capt Ed sober, and all and all had a good time that I don't really need to elaborate on due to the fact that its all been told before. And of of course the RvBTO staff did a great job as always. But the funniest moment came when I was outside the screening, having a cigar in the slight drizzle, when Bernie and Nico were outside talking about the business end of RvB. While I am a fan, I had no desire to hump their legs, just a polite nod. Anyways, a car was parked closeby playing this funky, funky song that I want to find out who made it cause it had a great beat, but this Asian RvB kid was walking by, sees the two of them, and the following happened:

      Fanboy: Oh Bernie and Nico (Guys), I love what you guys do
      Guys: Thanks
      Fanboy: I'd really like to buy you guys something to eat, it'd mean alot to me
      Guys: We just ate, thanks anyways, glad you enjoy the show
      Fanboy: How about tomorrow, could I buy you lunch? It'd be my treat and I'd love to do it.
      Bernie: Honestly, thanks, but I just ate. If I was hungry I'd be all over it.
      Fanboy: I'd...
      Nico (interrupting): How bout you buy us drinks later at the bar?
      Fanboy: Sure, sure! I'd love to! Thanks again and I'll see you then.
      ::Fanboy scurries off::

      So I'm standing there, watching all this out of the corner of my eye, with a devilish grin, and as he walks away I look over at Bernie and Nico, and Bernie gives me this grin that says:

      "yeah, fanboys try to suck me off all the time. Who do they think I am, Gus?!?!"

    • Meep.

      10 years ago

      vespasian

      So yesterday I had a meeting with a contractor for this house I'm doing CA on, and after the meeting he insisted on taking me to lunch, his treat, to the local strip joint. Being a single man, of course I have no real qualms about strip clubs except for the fact that generally when you go in you're single, horny, yet when you walk out you're still single, hornier, and a few hundred poorer. Plus, in Rhode Island, I tend to run into girls I went to high school working there. So I tend to avoid them unless I'm going with a bunch of friends for a good time and such. But thats all neither here nor there. So anywho me and this contractor go in, grab a bite to eat, and he's promptly getting a lap dance. No biggie, right? Let me describe him: a short Portuguese man that is almost as round as he is tall, usually slovenly dressed, with a high pitched, nasally voice, especially when he's worked up about something, and he can work himself up like no one's business and of course is usually early in the morning so I repeatedly get calls from him that the sky is falling when I'm walking into the office over things that if he paid attention wouldn't matter. Don't get me wrong, good guy for a hobbit. Anyways, heres this guys getting a dance, to this odd remix song that was rather basey and too "ugh ugh ugh" ::nods head to side:: to really hear. It seemed very familiar, but I can't quite put my finger on why. It had a decent beat to it and pretty good, but anyways, the girl keeps reaching up for his hair, and he keeps saying *nasal voice* "honey, keep your haaahhnds lowaaah". Well finally, of course, she reaches up, runs her fingers in his hair, grabs it and !poof!, off with his toupee, which she releases as she's somewhere between mortified and shocked. She seems to be almost be treating it as though a herd of rats were scurrying across the floor. He's all worked up going *nasally voice* "seeeeeee honey, I, I, I toohld yah to keep yah haaahnds lowahhh!!".

      Meanwhile I'm nearly pissing myself giggling on the floor hysterically wishing I had a camera.

      So does anyone else have an memorable/amusing time visiting a strip joint?

    • Hmm

      12 years ago

      vespasian

      Chinese RoTS Translation

      Well I will have my pics coming soon, keep forgeting to have my camera, computer, and computer hook up in the same place at the same time.

      This am the train was searched, part of the stepped up show efforts to give Governor Romney a good name so that he can make a Presidential bid next election...and there is no way in hell he'll get my vote. So the guy was walking the bomb sniffing dog down the aisle, and it starts barking ferociously at my buddy Cesar who happens to look like a tall Pakistani/Iranian/Saudi mut. So they bring him off the train and search everything and him. Last I saw of him before the train left the station, was him being handcuffed and put into the back of a police cruiser... Or at least thats what I told everyone at work. =D

    • The empire is a farce

      12 years ago

      vespasian

      Now, I had to smuggle this tape thru hell to bring the truth to you about your self proclaimed "emporer". I had to walk through the most insect infested forest, where there were blood suckers that would make dracula look like vegans. Through the hottest desert, and you know how well irishmen tan, I now look like Zoidberg, *snaps claws*. I had to spend months in Guantanamo bay, since I had some chin pubes (scraggaly version of one, some irish canna grow the thick beards, teh whole time with the link hidden in crevasses that you don't want to know about. Finally, after my Alvian hit squad helped free me by releasing some pictures they take at a normal Alvian get together with the normal lots of nudity, harassment, and intoxication, I was released and I present you with:

      Phoenixrage's private sex tapes proving that he can be just like Paris

      I also would like to give you lessons learned in Vegas by an Alvian this past weekend who had his bachelors party there.


      1. Just because they WILL give you a 64 oz gin and tonic in a plastic football does not mean you SHOULD have a contest to see who can drink 2 in an hour

      2. Yelling "HASHBROWNS" and then throwing a plate's-worth of the aforementioned food at your friend across the table in a crowded restaurant at 3:30 in the morning will get you asked to leave the restaurant

      3. Even though it sounds like a good idea, you should never ever try to walk from the Palms to the MGM Grand just because you "can fucking see the fucking thing from fucking here"

      4. Always put your drink down before pounding your chest with your hand shouting "I'm the man!!". Alternatively, you can try using the hand that doesn't contain your drink to perform this manuever.

      5. The strippers that come to your room do NOT match the photos on the cards

      6. Pit bosses do not like being called "Fucking dogfaced asshole"...you will be escorted out of the casino for that

      7. Keno is the most awesome of awesomes when it comes to getting free booze

      8. Pouring someone else's jaeger shots into your rum and coke and then downing it to illustrate that the guy not drinking his shot is a "worthless pussy" will come back to haunt you later

      9. Casinos do not like it when you pull light fixtures out of their ceilings

      10. LVPD does not like it when you break street lights with traffic cones

      11. A roll-away bed at the Tropicana will not support more than 400 lbs

      12. That girl over there is NOT checking you out

      13. That girl that is checking you out is a hooker

    • To tease Phoenix

      12 years ago

      vespasian

      Oh and snagged off of Phoenixrages'
      1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
      2. Am I loveable?
      3. How long have you known me?
      4. When and how did we first meet?
      5. What was your first impression?
      6. Do you still think that way about me now?
      7. What do you think my weakness is?
      8. Do you think I'll get married?
      9. What makes me happy?
      10. What makes me sad?
      11. What reminds you of me?
      12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
      13. How well do you know me?
      14. When's the last time you saw me?
      15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
      16. Do you think I could kill someone?
      17. Describe me in one word.
      18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same?
      19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
      20. Are you going to put this on your journal and see what I say about you?

  • Comments (163)

    • amber

      8 years ago

      post more updates!

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      8 years ago

      Well my returning thanks is late, so we're even. smiley8.gif Thank you!

    • amber

      9 years ago

      usually i'd be insulted. but it's like you're going to be honoring me by doing so, so it's all good smiley0.gif

    • amber

      9 years ago

      you know i'd be there if i had a few thousand dollars to throw away! smiley12.gif

    • amber

      9 years ago

      i see you there, all signing in 10hrs ago and not commenting or anything!

    • whosmisled

      9 years ago

      thx. I'm just frustrated, lol.

    • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      np, remind me to bring the van gogh card

    • amber

      9 years ago

      oi! lurker mclurkington! smiley8.gif

    • amber

      9 years ago

      oh i totally saw what you did there.

      cept my eyebrows are back with a vengeance. so NER!
      smiley12.gif

    • deathslushie

      9 years ago

      Ehh, late March and all of April were pretty shitty, but I'd like to hope that I'm on some sort of an upswing with classes ending 'n all. I had a few hospital trips, been on several different antibiotics and treatments, all the while I've had to worry about money and grades.

      I just want it to be summer so I can get away from classes and my job for a couple of months. I feel so burnt that I can't do anything right.

    • amber

      9 years ago

      i do try smiley8.gif

    • amber

      9 years ago

      you see what i did there, yes?

    • amber

      9 years ago

      you'll hold my taco for me while i eat it? i'm so not used to these weird and wonderful american traditions. teach me more.

    • amber

      9 years ago

      hmm. when when when. i suppose whenever i happen to be on the east coast of north america? or we're ever in the vicinity of a taco bell, at the same time, together, it's so on. i'll even let you hold my hand. cause apparently that's what people on dates do. or so i've heard.

    • amber

      9 years ago

      if you're buying taco bell, i'm SO there. and it's SO a date.

    • deathslushie

      9 years ago

      And yer weird lookin'. At least I can take care of my problem. :D

      How are ya, Jim?

    • amber

      9 years ago

      free room and board you say? ...you should hire me as an assistant and i'll totally come move in with you. and yesss..paul can get his columbian connections to hook me up a flight smiley8.gif

    • amber

      9 years ago

      you hook up the flights, i'll come eat your steak tacos. smiley8.gif

    • amber

      9 years ago

      do you enjoy causing me heartbreak and rubbing your taco bell access in my face?

    • whosmisled

      9 years ago

      hitting Lambeau is on my list as well so definitely hit me up for that.

    • whosmisled

      9 years ago

      you should visit your friends there... and me. I hear they have a lot of alcohol in this state. smiley8.gif

    • Brittewater

      9 years ago

      smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • whosmisled

      9 years ago

      twas ok, got myself some new clothes as it turned out I've dropped like 2 sizes in everything, despite best efforts to put those pounds back on while I was up there

    • amber

      9 years ago

      right back at you sir. mmm excuses to drink excessively, WHO NEEDS THEM!? smiley8.gif

    • amber

      9 years ago

      i'd be too happy to oblige! plus, we could eat pasta and pizza, and then throw the leftovers at the pigeons in st marks square. or is it st petes square? fucked if i know. hah. ok, here are the rules for getting tattoos, according to amber:
      1. don't get tribal...unless you are part of a tribe.
      2. don't get asian symbols...unless you are asian.
      3. don't get barbedwire....unless you are a security fence.
      4. don't get something off the wall in a tattoo shop...unless you want to have the same tattoo as countless people before you.
      5. don't get girlfriends/boyfriends names....just because i said so.
      and.... um, just make sure you get my approval before you get anything...just because i'm awesome.
      smiley12.gif

    • amber

      9 years ago

      you're paying for the flights, right?

    • beckyfruit

      9 years ago

      back at you!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • amber

      9 years ago

      huzzah you live!
      things are so-so. unemployment kind of gets boring after a while. i wish someone would just throw me an awesome job please and thank you.
      i don't really like xmas or any of those "festive" type dealios, so i just tend to go with the flow and play halo 3 instead.
      also, i THINK i added you to my xbl friendslist? i kind of had a look see at paul's friends list and found someone called "vespasian" there and decided it must be you? haha. but you haven't been on in nearly a month?! wtf mate!
      also, i doubt i'll be visiting the states or east coast any time soon as i seem to have a severe lack of cash.
      smiley12.gif

    • amber

      9 years ago

      holla.

    • badgerW

      9 years ago

      Oh, well, I was on those forums a long time ago and I was kinda friends with vespasian (although this was well before "social networking" came along with the concept of a "friend" relationship on a website).

      As for why my name might seem familiar, it seems that we share some of the same friends.

    • Angellus

      9 years ago

      Oh okay.. I actually got excited about it being Adult Only. It just had me thinking "What the hell did i miss when I watching it as a kid?" Dave Chappalle does a great bit about Sesame Street.

    • badgerW

      9 years ago

      Are/were you ever a member of the AnandTech forums (www.anandtech.com) as the user vespasian?

    • Angellus

      10 years ago

      have to ask this question: Are you serious that the first two years of Sesame Street are "adults only"? that was a joke right? if it isn't I'm buying those seasons now.

    • Steffasaurus

      10 years ago

      Hump?

    • amber

      10 years ago

      yeah, that'd definitely be you...i'm not afraid to point fingers!

    • amber

      10 years ago

      why aren't we friends?

    • beckyfruit

      10 years ago

      id like to come visit sometime soon.... it need to be soon, i have lots of friends up there who are demanding it, hopefully early next year?

    • beckyfruit

      10 years ago

      oh lord... me?!

      well, i work... lost a job, gained another one... tis boring as shit, but very easy!not complaints but i do need more cash!
      id love to go back to school, my timing is all off...sometime soon!!!!!

      i miss chatting with you busy boy!

    • beckyfruit

      10 years ago

      ...poop

    • beckyfruit

      10 years ago

      hey you!!!
      so random but, do you remember what those drinks were that you got my wifey, britte, and i? I cant remember for the life of me what they were called!

      oh and THANKS AGAIN! yous a good doobie!
      where ya been anyways?!

    • stillnotmike

      10 years ago

      you suck and go sox

    • Steffasaurus

      10 years ago

      *MWAH*!

    • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Buffalo, right?

    • Scorpion2077

      10 years ago

      oh, i met him...but remember this...i put down 3/4 of an 18 pack before the whiskey.....i was still pretty sober...he barely drank any of the keg baby

    • Scorpion2077

      10 years ago

      yea, i was running on no sleep and no food in the past 24+ hours...i promise next time i will out drink everyone

    • Scorpion2077

      10 years ago

      i heard you were a little disappointed in my drinking abilities

    • Steffasaurus

      10 years ago

      I HEAR YOU'RE COMING!!!!!!!!!!

    • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      download the BioShock demo. It's f'ing insane

    • Adversary

      10 years ago

      Heeey remember me ^_^

      I miss logging on as this. I might retire you know who for a while, he needs a vaca :P

    • film_geek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Excellent comment.

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