chaospatient

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from Morgantown, WV

  • Activity

    • Rawr.

      4 years ago

      chaospatient

      I am a zombie. Not quite dead, but clearly not contributing anything to the community in a long time. I feel there's a Government joke in there somewhere . . .

    • Fitting.

      9 years ago

      chaospatient

      So, I hope I'm not the only one on here that still watches the amazing work our hosts produce. If I am, then, well, I've been around here way the hell too long. If not, I've still been here a long ass time. Anyway, The last installment of RvB Revelation, probably the last installment of our lovable posse of Red and Blue Army Misfits, was I think a fitting farewell. It brought a lot back from the first season ( "Does that thing look like a big Cat to you?" ) . . . and definitely - Definitely - had a lot of the flair and intelligence that the earlier series had, and brought the story to a fitting close. I'll not ruin it, in case you haven't seen it yet because you didn't camp out like I did . . . but it was very good. One of the better points to the entire storyline of the boys (and girls) from Blood Gulch. They all grew, but remained true to their original characters, and each got at least a bit of badassery allowed them in these last few installments.

      Well Done, Roosterteeth. I've enjoyed the ride, and look forward to more. Well Done.

      Oh, and yeah, I'm still around. iLurk.

    • 2 Days.

      9 years ago

      chaospatient

      Holy Shit. I missed my anniversary. Not with the Mrs, that went over very well. On here.

      5 years I've been a RvB ninja.

      Wow.

    • Memphis Belle.

      10 years ago

      chaospatient

      This is just me thinking aloud, folks. Ignore it if you want, but I'm about to talk about pretty much the biggest thing I get sucked into.

      I just finished watching the BSG finale again, and realized something. I am a huge sucker for that "one last mission" or "one last stand" situation. You know, the kind of thing that is that one last hurrah deal. Galactica had it in her last mission to rescue Helo and Athena's daughter, one last volunteer mission and there's no guarantee they'll come back, everything's on the line. The crew of Serenity had it when they stormed Mr. Universe's base to get the message out, Reavers and Alliance on their tail for that last stand for right. And in the real world, The Spartans at Thermopylae took the stand against the 'living god' Xerxes because no one else would, to rally the Greeks to protect their home, and not let it fall to the onslaught, to protect their way of living. More recently, the crew of the Memphis Belle, the first B-17 crew to fly all 25 missions in WWII, that magic number that retired that crew from the war and let them go home, if only they could make that last mission. The noble soldiers at Robert's Ridge just a few short years ago, whose standard assault turned into a long fight for survival, calling in strikes that could have killed themselves just as easily, all to make it that little bit longer, to get home.

      Something about that just hits me. I'm not sure why, but it does. That "one last" has always been powerful to me. Especially when it's that "one last" at the end of a long journey.

      Just thought I'd share that.

    • Who's Who?

      10 years ago

      chaospatient

      So, that funny story I mentioned about when I was recanting my trip back to Morgantown.

      Well, our Friend Jason, the one who was down in January, invited us to go out to see the farm that he grew up on while we were up. That's the set up.

      The punchline is that We started driving back a fairly familiar road. I say familiar as in I had been up that road before. Literally. A couple of years ago when I was working for the Geology & Geography department of WVU. Collecting Biomass samples. Sure enough, I'd been up to his farm before.

      The best part, though, was that there was this guy who came up and asked what I was doing there the first time I went up. Turns out that was Jason's Dad.


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      Thought I'd share that with you all. Life is weird.

    • 233.

      10 years ago

      chaospatient

      "When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." . . .

      These eloquent words were the first in what would most probably be the most prominent political document of the last Three Centuries. Those 57 men, whose names appear fearlessly on the page below the rest of this declaration, sealed their fate with the stroke of a pen, those long years ago.

      233 (That's Two Hundred and Thirty-Three) years ago, today, those 57 men signed their names to a page that was to become the birth of this nation. But had their cause fallen to the ground, and we speaking in presumably a British Accent, their fate would have been marred and marked down in our memories with a greatly different image. Because while these men, to our eyes, these centuries later as Heroes and Fathers to our Great Nation, all 57 men were Traitors. Traitors to the royal Crown of England, George the 3rd. That fact can never be escaped, and yet, these treasonous men, whose names are as synonymous with the United States of America as, well, Apple Pie, are etched into our memories as heroes to this infant nation that would go onto its Greatness, flaws and all.

      Where else on the world can it be said that for over two and one quarter centuries, a system had been set up and fought for multiple times in which power passes at regular intervals without bloodshed?

      So I feel pride when I say without fear, "Happy Treason Day!" and look at bewildered reactions. Because, beside the overarching glory that is this, the anniversary of the day when a very separate group of individuals united for a common and greater good finished sealing their fate, and ours, by an act of treason.

      These men would have been hunted down to the last had our independence movement failed. They would have been tried for High Treason and been tortured then hanged, shot, stabbed, beheaded, poisoned, disemboweled, and drawn and quartered.

      I say thank you. Thank You.

      These Men, capital "M", are listed below for you all.

      [Signed by] JOHN HANCOCK [President]

      New Hampshire
      JOSIAH BARTLETT,
      WM. WHIPPLE,
      MATTHEW THORNTON.

      Massachusetts Bay
      SAML. ADAMS,
      JOHN ADAMS,
      ROBT. TREAT PAINE,
      ELBRIDGE GERRY

      Rhode Island
      STEP. HOPKINS,
      WILLIAM ELLERY.

      Connecticut
      ROGER SHERMAN,
      SAM'EL HUNTINGTON,
      WM. WILLIAMS,
      OLIVER WOLCOTT.

      New York
      WM. FLOYD,
      PHIL. LIVINGSTON,
      FRANS. LEWIS,
      LEWIS MORRIS.

      New Jersey
      RICHD. STOCKTON,
      JNO. WITHERSPOON,
      FRAS. HOPKINSON,
      JOHN HART,
      ABRA. CLARK.

      Pennsylvania
      ROBT. MORRIS
      BENJAMIN RUSH,
      BENJA. FRANKLIN,
      JOHN MORTON,
      GEO. CLYMER,
      JAS. SMITH,
      GEO. TAYLOR,
      JAMES WILSON,
      GEO. ROSS.

      Delaware
      CAESAR RODNEY,
      GEO. READ,
      THO. M'KEAN.

      Maryland
      SAMUEL CHASE,
      WM. PACA,
      THOS. STONE,
      CHARLES CARROLL of Carrollton.

      Virginia
      GEORGE WYTHE,
      RICHARD HENRY LEE,
      TH. JEFFERSON,
      BENJA. HARRISON,
      THS. NELSON, JR.,
      FRANCIS LIGHTFOOT LEE,
      CARTER BRAXTON.

      North Carolina
      WM. HOOPER,
      JOSEPH HEWES,
      JOHN PENN.

      South Carolina
      EDWARD RUTLEDGE,
      THOS. HAYWARD, JUNR.,
      THOMAS LYNCH, JUNR.,
      ARTHUR MIDDLETON.

      Georgia
      BUTTON GWINNETT,
      LYMAN HALL,
      GEO. WALTON.


      Have a Happy Independence day, and may we never forget the risks taken for an ideal, and the responsibility that was taken to accompany it. It was not a decision that should be taken lightly or made comparison to today. There is nothing comparable today. That's why they deserve the capital "M."

    • We're Back!

      10 years ago

      chaospatient

      Because, you know, you guys knew we even went somewhere to begin with. Heh, oops.

      We just got back earlier from Morgantown. Yep, we made a trip up home, which was for all intensive purposes . . . crazy. A quick word of advice - if you have myriad things to do 1200 miles away, you'd better be prepared to pound into them like a pornstar. you just can't stop if you want to get everything you need to done in a short span.

      Outside of that, we did have time to take care of business, hang out with a friend - which has it's own funny story, which I'll save for later - kidnap another friend in the area from Miami, and above all, see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

      On that last note, my professional film critique is as follows: Michael Bay - Blow the Fuck out of EVERYTHING <CAPSLOCK necessary>. Optimus Prime - Badass. Bumblebee - Badass. Shia Laboeff - Better, but needs more work. Megan Fox - Thank you for not quitting us. Movie as a Whole - 2 and a half hours of pure BADASSARY.

      Beyond that, I've been traveling the better part of two days, and am now going to go collapse.

      See you All around the Interwebs.

    • Rock Lobster.

      10 years ago

      chaospatient

      So, as you all may have read in the previous journal - which, amazingly, was a mere week ago (amazing, I know) - my best friend came down to visit. This, by the way was a great time to be had. You see, I haven't seen my 'sister' since September, when she played the part of Best Man - er, Woman.

      Anyway, she pulled the plane on into MIA about 21.30 on Monday night. Last Monday, the 8th, for those of you out there keeping score. We proceeded to bring her back to the apartment, at which point the Mrs. and I along with my sister decided to catch up then, as opposed to the next morning. All went well and fine.

      We went to our respective beds.

      Tuesday, we took her to this great little Cuban restaurant across the street, which was tasty. As always. We then moved on to show her around the area, and she was able to confirm the claim that we have just about everything and anything you could want or need all inside of two blocks from the apartment. Outside of that, Ally and I had a nice chat - one of many, which was nice, to be honest.

      Wednesday, though, was adventure day. We headed out for the Keys, yet again. We left early enough that we got to Marathon, about halfway between the Mainland and Key West, around 10.30. Not too shabby. We then went to the beach, turning each and every one of us three into Lobsters. But we saw Dolphins. Jumping around. In the Wild. Then we hit up this great little seafood shop - The Wreck - for lunch and made our way back home. The rest of the evening was spent putting lotion on ourselves to try and ease the burns. Good times.

      Thursday, we didn't do too much, really . . . just more catching up and chatting around. Again, very nice. You see, my sister and I go way back, and we just kind of pick up conversation like that. Just part of us. And so, it was nice that evening when we all got back from another little place we knew and started drinking. The conversation went a little more private between the tree of us, and I think we all got a lot out of it. Which was sweet. And no, not in any kind of closed doors way, just, we got down to some old things coming back up, and gave each other advice. Then it was again, off to our respective beds.

      Friday, ah, Friday. You guys know how much fun it can be to get up at 5.00 . . . yeah?

      Actually, it kind of sucked dropping Ally of at the airport. Three days was not enough to catch up with my old friend. But, that's how the time worked out. It was still really nice to see her again, and catch up. I think we all needed it, especially Ally and Monica. Ally to help find herself again - this was the first stop on a road trip for her. Monica, I think needed this visit like I did, in that it was someone who knew us from West Virginia, and could come down here outside of home and keep up with us. An old friend in a new home, so to speak.

      Either way, I'll miss her and hope she stops by again, sooner rather than later.

      And I'll catch up with you guys again, probably later rather than sooner. But you know you love it that way. smiley8.gif

    • Thank You Bungie.

      10 years ago

      chaospatient

      This is why we should be thankful that bungie and Microsoft came out with Halo instead of someone else . . .

      gulp and Gasp . . .

  • About Me

  • Comments (497)

    • chaospatient

      7 years ago

      Clearly. But I put your name in and nothing came up . . .

    • mangrove

      7 years ago

      Wait.... I have to find you? That doesn't help me be lazy at all....

    • muddslide109

      10 years ago

      It was barely decent. Total fail in my book. It was neat seeing Reggie all grown up, but in all they could have done a whole lot better.

    • Kschenke

      10 years ago

      OK, I am 23 (born in Sept, 1985). I saw on your profile that you're 24. I then saw your birthday and thought, "Wait, he was born the same year as me, but he's so old! How can that be?"

      I honestly can't comprehend that I'm going to be 24 in a few months. Dear Lord.

      Sorry, had to share.

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      (I should add that it was an entirely amicable day at the range. All things considered, they were a decent group of guys and gals...)

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      I did that, too.

      Prior to the impromptu basketball "contest", we went to one of the public ranges. Just after we fired off the .45 (which is still jamming like a motherfucker), two vehicles pulled in and disgorged about a dozen Latinos wearing colors.

      Suffice to say that I now have real-world proof that I'm more heavily armed than an average Midwestern gang. It looked like they all replaced their eyes with 12 sets of pie plates when I opened up with the AR.

      I was also surprised by how many of them couldn't shoot for shit...

    • muddslide109

      10 years ago

      That's why you get someone with a bag to squirrel it out for you.

    • muddslide109

      10 years ago

      MHS

    • muddslide109

      10 years ago

      Maybe... she's also from Morgantown originally.

    • Suto_Griff

      10 years ago

      Flying V is on the way...

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Yeah, it's got a good beat. I can dance to it...

    • ____

      10 years ago

      Lol... He DOES want to but fox hold the rights and he won't work with them anymore... Then again if there was a credible chance of continuing that series I am sure fox could be convinced to part with them for the right sum of money since its not like they're using it anyway.

      Anyway "summer" got a robot sex change in the last episode... LOL

    • BigSkyBread

      10 years ago

      I really like that idea! The little mermaid is my second favorite disney movie. Following Beauty and the Beast very closely.

    • dysmas

      10 years ago

      Actually that is just me being a silly bastard. Since Jeff made the "is Moni pregnant" comment, I figured I could outdo him in the wild speculation and guess that you were.

    • fibbleswings

      10 years ago

      It's okay. Not quite as annoying as damnclem and pt606 smiley0.gif

    • Groonz

      10 years ago

      " . . . I need a Skillet."


      Were it so easy....

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      'Sup?

      Say hi to the Missus for me...

    • Suto_Griff

      10 years ago

      Merry Freakin' Christmas!!!

    • pt606

      10 years ago

      Thaw her out with a red-hot kiss. Ka-chow.

    • dysmas

      10 years ago

      Outstanding! Have a great trip with the other half! Pictures, by the way. A Must.

      Wilco, got a nice 4G card for my camera all ready and waiting for holiday shenanigans
      And speaking of significant others give your wife a hug and hello from me.

      Post edited 12/19/08 9:35AM

    • ____

      10 years ago

      Its totally stuck there... I have to go back tomorrow.. I was gone so long trying to get it out the forest service was out looking for me (and had an ambulance waiting at my house!).

    • mangrove

      10 years ago

      Milky Way?!?!?! YUM!!!

      I just wish they made them bigger.

      On second thought, its probably a good thing they haven't made them bigger....

    • ____

      10 years ago

      Technically: unibody=FAIL

      In reality it was super well engineered.... This is the exception that proved the rules in the vein of independent suspension sucking balls but being the shiznit on the Hummer H1/HUMVEE. Besides I have a softspot for ZJs myself... I used to frequent a web site called Mallcrawlers... The people there were hardcore and there were some baddass caged up ZJs... That said unibodys were carefully engineered for a certain function and thus they are known to fail on the extreme end of the spectrum (38in or larger tires generally get you in trouble). They DO save some weight... My ZJ weighs in at about 2000(!) pounds less than my FSJ and thats with the ZJ having the heaviest doors known to man (seriously... The damm things add 600 pounds... Best to remove them for a trail rig anyway)... Anyway I have never driven in a JK but it nice to know there is still a company out there that builds for the offroading crowd (the wierd thing is offroading gets more popular and stock vehicals get more pussyfied... Then the price of old trucks and crap goes up... You can't find a running sammy for less than $1100 now and the damm thing has a wopping 63 horse power... DOUBLE DIGITS! LMAO).

    • ____

      10 years ago

      Indeed... I super badly want a wrangler rubicon... Total out of the box rock crawler WITH a full lifetime powertrain warranty. Not only do they feature 4:1 low range (the lowest ever offered in a stock vehicle I believe) and next gen dana 44s front and rear but they also come equipped with a rear locker AND a front locker.... This is the only vehicle ever offered from the factory with this combination because of risk of litigation when someone runs off the road as a result of the screwy handling (Jeep solves this problem by using part time lockers engaged by a a soliniod which only works in 4low at speeds under 10mph... Operated by two buttons on the dash).

      Even my ZJ was great though... I remember having people taking videos (people PLURAL: Like 5 of them) hoping to catch some carnage when I hammered it up "the pyramid" (a super steep slickrock obstical at the now closed "cromer ridge trails")... I believe they were disappointed when I neither rolled nor left any major parts behind (the rubber on the rocks is TOTALLY not a "major part" no matter how much of it was there... RIP tires)... LOL

    • ____

      10 years ago

      Kind of like my Jeep ZJ: Drove the crap out of it with d35/30 combo and never broke a shaft... Which is odd because the 35 is supposed to be the biggest turd of an axle ever produced... Granted I never had anything bigger than 31s on it but I was still impressed that it held up.

      Anyway now I have the d44s and those are good axles... I might go for a GM 14 bolt in the rear later.

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Hope all is well. Moni's account is gone... smiley2.gif

    • ____

      10 years ago

      The AX15 is supposed to be good for mild engines.. I had never heard of the AX5 until you mentioned it.

    • ____

      10 years ago

      I bet you were not happy to have replaced all that crap with no result... LOL.

      Do you mean an AX-15 or is there actually such a thing as the AX-5?

    • ____

      10 years ago

      Apparent vapor lock... I got it started after a bit of fiddling with it.

      So no fuel pump needed... Just maybe rerouting fuel lines or something.

    • muddslide109

      10 years ago

      Crownsville, MD

    • dysmas

      10 years ago

      I envy you, I have to battle the state departments paperwork monster for my bride

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Meh. My Berettas are mil-spec. That's good enough for me.

      This is going to be my "holy shit" range gun... smiley8.gif

    • Havoc1

      10 years ago

      Can you believe it's been 15 years? And I muffed it by one day. I thought today was the 3rd. Bet there isn't one person in a hundred who even knows. Or cares.

    • Boobity

      10 years ago

      Im glad you listen to my husband....cuz I dont! :)

    • mangrove

      10 years ago

      But I didn't have any vids taken of me - they were all of the bride-to-be!

      I'm sure there's some pics of me getting a lap dance though...

    • dysmas

      10 years ago

      So yeah, you may want to get married. Don't. Get Eloped. So much easier and faster and less stressful. And A bunch of other stuff. Trust me, dude.

      Point of clarification, she wants to get married, I want to get eloped.

    • MidoriUchiha

      11 years ago

      welcome

    • Sutle_Misou

      11 years ago

      i know that feeling

    • Sutle_Misou

      11 years ago

      well yeah, me too. you'd get better gas mileage out of the Jeep

    • Sutle_Misou

      11 years ago

      yeah, but the Jeep Wrangler 4-door is copy of the H3. i mean come on, Hummer came out with it before Jeep, how messed up is that?

    • muddslide109

      11 years ago

      So, still no access to the pics from last Sunday, but I do have proof of the bikini, which seems to be all everyone else seems to care about. :P

    • muddslide109

      11 years ago

      Haha... I didn't take any pictures, but I'm sure there were some taken with me in them. Lots of people had cameras. So there's proof, I just don't have access to it.

    • masterdenae

      11 years ago

      Thank you!

      smiley1.gif

    • JeffSon

      11 years ago

      I guess I take corners for granted...

    • mangrove

      11 years ago

      Wait, I have trees because I'm on an Island? Wow, no way.......

    • JeffSon

      11 years ago

      I finally found a copy of the Appleseed movie. Wow.

      Ex Machina had better CG animation and designs, but the first movie (not the OVA) had a much better story. I should find a way to get the OVA grabbed to a digital copy and send it to you. Thanks for convincing me to buy it...:)

    • dysmas

      11 years ago

      Yeah, that is alll part of my evil plan mwa ha ha ha ha ha

    • sarahk

      11 years ago

      hey man, would you do me a big favor? would you watch my audition video? Fox43 is doing auditions and I want that job! Its my dream and ya gotta start somewhere..... smiley0.gif

      media.myfoxhamptonroads.com/special/head/face-of-fox/fof.html

      If you like it, you could also do me another mondo favor and post as a journal...the person with the most votes online gets in the top 5. thanks! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

    • pervelope

      11 years ago

      I love when my actions/mundane actions are in sync with the music. Amazing.

    • JeffSon

      11 years ago

      I saw that. I somehow managed to keep 170+ watchers (who apparently know me better than I do) and I lost three friends.

      3.

      Not entirely sure how to feel about that...

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