Mav3481

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    • Amazing Picture

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      This the first place award-winning picture from the "Picture of the Year - International" competition:

      Both images courtesy Todd Heisler - The Rocky Mountain News.

      First Place:
      2LT_Cathey_01.jpg

      When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as one of the most powerful in the process: "See the people in the windows? They'll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home," he said. "They're going to remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should."


      This an email/letter from someone onboard that plane.

      Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together. After we'd boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit in First Class (and was seated across from me), and>inquired if he was heading home.

      "No," he responded.

      "Heading out?" I asked.

      "No. I'm escorting a soldier home."

      "Going to pick him up?"

      "No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq. I'm taking him home to his family."

      The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that, although he didn't know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his passing to the soldier's family and felt as if he did know them after so many conversations in so few days. I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, "Thank you.
      Thank you for doing what you do so my family and I can do what we do."

      Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped short of the gate and made the following announcement over the intercom.

      "Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had he honor of having Sergeant Steeley of theUnited States Marine Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door [so as to] allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the seat belt sign."

      Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his action made me realize that I am proud to be an American. So here's a public thank-you to our military for doing what you do so we can live the way we do.

      Stuart Margel, Washington, D.C.


      star.pngstar.pngIf this does NOT strike you as very powerful and very moving, then I'm sorry. It should, this picture, along with the caption and letter are two of the most powerful things I've ever read.star.pngstar.png

    • Air Freshener War!

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      Oh the college life.

      Just sitting here studying for a test tomorrow talking to a girl I'm going to lunch with on Monday, in strolls my buddy Josh. He talks to me for a few then he said he's leaving Jacob a "present." He proceeds to "fart in his general direction." Jacob grabs the smelliest and most intoxicating air freshener we have (remember that whole "Smelly Roommate" thread? yeah). The air freshener is "Strawberries & Cream" by Glade. DO NOT BUY THIS AIR FRESHENER!

      I would take a picture of how the air freshener looked, but I can't. Just imagine a very foggy night coming off of Lake Michigan or the Gulf or something. I'm sure you can picture it in your mind. That's what it looked like.

      Jacob proceeds to spray it into my buddies room and his probably smells like ass now. Josh comes back and opens the little top "smoking window" that were put in the building when it was made.
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      Jacob was running after him spraying the air freshener. It smelled (and still does) horrible. Josh grabbed his Axe and came back to my room and pushed the top part closed after Jacob locked the door handle and deadbolted the door. Our room smells like a mixture of Strawberries and ASS..I mean. AXE. Horrible smelling. I about gag after trying to get new air by sticking my head out the window and the fan blowing on me.

      Conversation between me and nick:

      Graeme: omg
      Graeme: that was so funny
      Nick what
      Graeme: its an air freshener war
      Graeme: between jacob and josh
      Nick: nice
      Nick: i will be right down


      He walks in and I have my head sticking out the window. The screens go up so I can do that. I climb back totally in the room and run out because it smells like shit AFTER Nick sprayed more air freshener into my room.

      Jacob then ran down the hall after Nick and sprayed more in his little top window and under the door. Now, the ENTIRE hall smells like a mixture of 8 different forms of ass freshener. I yell because I'm getting a headache. I'm sick of it...UNTIL...

      Nick grabs his little can of AF and sprays it with a lighter in front. He then proceeds to try to attack Jacob with it. It goes on for about a minute then I call game over. I want to be able to breathe in my sleep tonight.

      I won't be able to.

      heart.pngOh, in other news, I have a "date" on Monday with a girl named Megan.

    • Drunken Friday = Lazy Saturday

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      Isn't that how it almost always works?

      Friday night was a damn good party time. Went down to my buddies at like 9. Party didn't start till 10. Whats wrong with getting started early? NOTHING! So I get some alcohol and start drinkin. Why do I always mix the first one so damn strong?

      Well, after I finish that bottle of Whiskey/Coke in about a half hour, I go mix another one. People start showing up. WOMEN start showing up. Finally. I walk around talkin to everyone, because I'm the "Talk to Everyone" Drunk. By this time I had made a pretty good dent in my bottle of Whiskey. I'm feeling real good right now. Everytime I walk into the back room where my buddy Josh is he's like, "You drunk yet?!"

      I went with a couple friends, and I seem to have a lot of shit that happens to me and I don't remember. I got punched in the arm supposedly 3 times REALLY hard but yeah... I also went home with 2 chicks that night. Also, two chicks got naked in the back room. NAKED! I missed it, but because I was with 2 chicks of my own. There was this one girl that kept calling me a whore, I think she was jealous - I knew her.

      I don't really remember walking back from the party. I could have either had a ride home or walked back with 2 girls. Hmm....BIG Decision. Duh.

      I had class at 9am on Saturday. That means waking up at 8am to go to McDonalds before class. I was definitely still drunk when I woke up at 8am. Of course, I had to walk back to my room, brush my teeth and drive to pick up my buddy Andrew. He's the one who normally gets drunk the night before class. Oh well. My turn.

      Then I came back and did nothing the rest of the day....after my 50 mile adventure in the city of Cape Girardeau. That was fun...but another story. Well, not really. I just wanted to drive around listening to my sub.

      Oh, I talked to someone about getting a new box built for my sub. Stuff comes back to me randomly.

    • Been Busy

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      I know I haven't had a journal in a while. I've been real busy.

      star.pngProject in my Database class
      star.pngProject in my C & Unix Class
      star.pngProject in my AD339 Class

      I did do a presentation for the Student Research Conference. I think I did really well. That was last Tuesday. It was a pretty good presentation. I liked it. It was over the history of UNIX. Yeah, it was somewhat boring, but whatever.

      We got our asses kicked in our men's softball league on Sunday night. We play Co-Rec on Wednesday in the playoffs again. One and done. Should be interesting. We have a pretty decent team, pretty decent girls too.

      I fixed a girls computer last week. Got a palm pilot for it. iPAQ h1910. It's pretty cool. Spent like $60 buying new stuff for it. roll.png

      Wednesday I get my amp installed in my car. I'm excited. Can't wait to drive around with a nice sub hittin. It should sound great. smile.png

      I'll try to keep you all updated. I'll post a new journal probably about the job that I should have confirmation about tomorrow.

      Oh yes, Go Albert Pujols. What a STUD!

    • So

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      I'm installing Windows 2k on my Desktop.

      I hope it works.

      I wish I had Server 2003 so I could play around with that. Too bad.

      Damn.

      Anyone got it.. wink.png

    • OMG!

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      OMG!!!

      NEW RTSE!!!!

      NEW SMILIES!!!!

      Rent's Journal

    • Canada – Day 1 – Driving and Border

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      So on the first day, we left at 7:30 pm CST. I was supposed to drive the first shift from like here to Indy. That didn’t happen, instead, my buddy Josh drank like 8 energy drinks from here to Lansing. Along the way he almost killed us by cutting in front of a semi. Shortly afterwards, Nick took over driving. I was the lazy one and got to sleep from around 1am til 5am. Sleeping in the car is not resting or comfortable. I took over driving just east of Lansing and we stopped at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Actually, I pulled off the I-69 WAY too early and I drove around in Port Huron and stopped at some gas station to get directions. It took about 10 minutes to find the restaurant which are normally right off the highway. [smiley3] We all looked like zombie’s when we were eating. Nick works at Cracker Barrel â€" for 4 of us it was $15 to eat. Awesome.

      After stopping at Cracker Barrel at like 6:30am in Port Huron, I drove off to the border. It’s easy to get out of the States. Paid the $1.50US to get out of Michigan and crossed the bridge. Canada has their little border as well. We pulled up, I rolled down my window. Keep in mind, it’s like 7am. Here’s the conversation best I can remember:
      Border Guy: So have you ever been to Canada?
      Us: No, sir.
      Border Guy: What are you comin’ up here for?
      Us: Spring Break.
      Border Guy: To Canada?!
      Us: Yes sir.
      Border Guy: Why Canada?
      Me: To avoid the crowds down south.
      Border Guy: Where you going at in Canada?
      Me: Toronto
      Border Guy: You’re going to TORONTO to avoid CROWDS?!
      *laughter*
      Border Guy: Let me see your ID’s
      *hand them over*
      *Border guys looks at the ages …*
      Border Guy: So you know you’re all legal to drink in Canada right?
      Me: Oh really? We didn’t know (as the rest of the car is saying yes)
      Border Guy: So do you all drink?
      Me: Not Heavily
      Border Guy: Alright, well does anyone have any weapons or anything on them?
      Me: My knife.
      Border Guy: That’s it?!
      Me: Yes sir.
      Border Guy: *hands ID’s back* Enjoy your time in Canada eh

      Canada 1, US 0

      So did he expect us American’s to be bringing Uzi’s and shotguns into Canada? Oh yes, the little part with the drinking was by far the second funniest thing to happen during the entire trip. We stopped in Sarnia because supposedly it was the former kissing capital of the world. Meh, I didn’t get a kiss. I didn’t care. I got back on the 402 headed east towards London. It seemed like it took forever, I was going 100kph. I should have driven faster but I didn’t want to get pulled over. We got onto the 401 at London and headed towards Toronto. I damn near fell asleep driving so I stopped at a truck stop. I went inside as Josh and Jen filled up. Bought a Red Bull and paid in American. It was somewhat exciting. Meanwhile, Josh and Jen are standing at the pump trying to figure out how to work it. The Canadian’s are just laughing at them. It was humorous. Canadian’s are really nice though.
      Canada 2, US 0

      We drove off towards Toronto and pulled into a Rest Stop type area. Those fuckers are NICE. The guy there gives us directions after like 20S35.gif minutes of trying to figure out where we are going. Ugh. Retard!
      Canada 3, US 0

      We hopped back on the 401 and stayed on the Expressway part of it until we hit Victoria Parkway. The 401 is freakin’ sweet. An expressway and a collector. It makes traffic was smoother. We got off and drove to the hotel. Checked in, moved our shit in and fell asleep on the beds till like 6.

      More to come.

    • Oooo

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      No longer a sponsor.

      Oh well.

      It was fun. No need to sponsor me again..unless you feel like wasting 10$

      If you feel like it, send me $10 for another site I can sponsor S07.gif

      Thanks.

      Edit: I went to Canada for Spring Break. I have several parts. Do you watchers want to read them?

    • Unless someone sponsors me...

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      This will be the last time I see my Mod History, Stats, or Friend's Journals.

      I don't need em. I don't plan on giving any more money to RT. Sorry fellas. I like the site, but I found my new home.

      S37.gif Squirrely

      I'm too lazy to format.

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      You have made 1423 posts, 124 journal entries, and 12 forum threads.
      You watch 16 users, while 23 watch you.
      You have received 441 (mostly positive) mods and given out 363 (mostly positive) mods.
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      Your most popular journal was Quick Review with 20 comments.
      Every 4.29 days you add a new journal, usually on Saturday nights, as with 27 (21.77%) of your journals.
      Forum Threads
      You have made 12 forum threads, with an average of 13.5 posts per entry.
      Your most popular thread was Formula 1 Grand Prix at Indianapolis with 58 posts.
      Every 44.31 days you post a new thread, usually on Sunday nights, as with 4 (33.33%) of your threads.
    • OMG

      13 years ago

      Mav3481

      OMG only 11 days till my sponsorship from wiz ends. I won't sponsor again. I won't ask for one either. If it is given, sure. I'm not really much into this site. It doesn't interest me, I can't talk in the forum, but I still watch and comment on journals. I'll stay here for that reason alone.

      And I'd miss you guys. I think I'll probably step down from my CTA-ing too. I don't do it, and I'm sure there are other guys who are better fit than me.

  • Comments (278)

    • Mav3481

      13 years ago

      I have to add a comment for myself to break up comrade's whoring of me

    • comrade693

      13 years ago

      finally finishing this up.

      1. You've got a lot of smart friends.
      2. Aretha Franklin - Respect
      3. Vanilla
      4. you've got another math problem for me to solve?
      5. I got an IM from you at the same time as a friend request. That's as far back as my memory goes.
      6. Giraffe. Don't ask why, because I don't know.

    • comrade693

      13 years ago

      click the update button on your favorite extension (maybe...not sure on that last part)

    • comrade693

      13 years ago

      unite!

    • comrade693

      13 years ago

      support the extension!

    • comrade693

      14 years ago

      RvB Smilies RC! w00t.gif

      Cool Smilies for all!

    • comrade693

      14 years ago

      Rvb smilies...they're coming! icon_biggrin.gif

    • Rental01

      14 years ago

      Not yet - still getting settled. I just got the network going so we'll see how it turns out in a few days. I want my wife to get here soon but it seems her seizures are screwing that up for us. *sigh*

    • MUSTARDMAN24

      14 years ago

      I thought it looked familier.

    • MUSTARDMAN24

      14 years ago

      You took these from falcon 4
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    • Crash

      14 years ago

      One that is the opposite of what it was before, so Underwhelmed.

    • Qcx918

      14 years ago

      So, uhhh... what kind of name is Graeme?

      Where does it come from? What does it mean? I'm curious about all things Graeme now.

    • Crash

      14 years ago

      The one that brings up the error that says "You have been banned from this site"

    • Crash

      14 years ago

      While we're on the subject, shouldn't you have the "Random Friends" one lead to the "Ban Page"?

    • Crash

      14 years ago

      I almost wanna click the "Watch Me" link in your about section, but I have no idea what "9gexd" is.

    • Rental01

      14 years ago

      BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH! My wife gave you the wrong AIM name! :D

      Hold on - lemme install it. Geez - why can't you use yahoo like everyone else?

    • cutencrazy

      14 years ago

      is it that big of a deal? lol

    • Warlord140

      14 years ago

      You mav!!!

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

      14 years ago

      why do you have my birthday in your name???

    • Mr_O

      14 years ago

      Go Cardinals! They could use all the luck they can get right now...... Unfortunately....

    • FunkEye

      14 years ago

      You should feel lucky that I'm considering you my friend, even though your team is up against mine in the WS. This of it as a friendly competition.

      But if I lose, I hate you...

    • gjhowar

      14 years ago

      Cards Win! Hell Yeah!

    • Team_Chuck

      14 years ago

      Airheads and Oceans 11...sweet.

    • Microbe

      14 years ago

      I leave one comment and I don't spam. I'm a good friend. :D

    • cogliosstro

      14 years ago

      sabbath is an even better show

    • cogliosstro

      14 years ago

      you should see sammy and the waboretas

    • cogliosstro

      14 years ago

      rush does suck balls big sweaty donkey balls

    • mojomasta

      14 years ago

      Hey mav3481 im mojomasta welcome to the site.

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