jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    • Since all my other friends are doing it...

      5 years ago

      jetsteam101

      Might as well do a Life Update as well!

      So let's see *looks at past Journals* Oh my.... Did I ever make an update post? Oh, there's one. Years ago. Because things never changed.

      BUT THINGS HAVE CHANGED NOW. Oh yes.
      So you know how I was a Big Rig mechanic? I worked this place called One Stop Shop, a small fleet repair shop. Trucks came in, we'd do oil changes (those engines take 10 gallons of oil, and 15 gallons of coolant), minor repairs, brakes, wheels seals, that kind of good stuff. And I worked there for about 2 and half years. Almost 3. And the "schedule" I had just sucked everything. (Long story...)

      Then I got what, in our field, consider a promotion! I was putting in applications at shops (at my manager's recommendation), and landed a interview and got hired on, the same week, at the local Peterbuilt Truck Dealership! Better pay, better working environment, all the special tools to make jobs easier, lots of help. It's like a dream job here, folks!

      Anyways, I have been fixin' trucks there for about 4 months, learning lots, and getting along with most of the other guys. Having a bunch of issues with the new Foreman, but he's leaving in 2 weeks, so the problem should fix itself.

      Other then that.... Oh yeah. So you know of those pony conventions that been popping up around the world? Well, one is here in the Bay Area, called BABSCon. Last year (April '14) was the first year. Being myself, I put in an application to become a staff. About a month goes by, I didn't get any response back, so I sent an email to them, saying "what's up, can I help with anything?" And I got a message saying "Yeah, we're really busy here..... say.... Can you make the monthly meetings? (yes...) Do you want to be the Second of Volunteers Department?"
      Now, little back story... I've worked FanimeCon Rovers for now 5 years. I know the gist of working and running cons....... as a regular staff member. I've never been in a supervisory role. I don't know the first thing about being a Second to a department! So of course I said yes.

      So went to a few meetings, getting friendly with the other Staff, and the question goes out "So we need an HR person. Guy who is it, isn't doing a good job [read: not one bit], and it's basically just checking the org charts and getting staff into placement."
      And same thing like Volunteer department, I volunteered for that too.

      SO THEN the guy who is my department Lead gets that nasty little bug called "life" and had to step away. Sends out his resignation email, oh, by the way, you're in charge now.

      .........

      Let's recap now. Here I was, just getting settled into the "higher-up" job for the first time, at a first year con, am now running 2 different departments. Long story short, I redid a lot of stuff to make it work, and it must of payed off, because I was praised a lot...

      Anyways, Con comes, and I was busy, lot of fun running those Volunteers. And we where expecting only 1,000 to come, tops..... but we managed to get over 2,300! And I must have done a good job, because I was invited (with gusto!) to come back and do the same thing again for "this" year, BABS 15!
      shamless plug

      Anyways, there it is. I'm a dealership mechanic, and a Division and Department head for a pony convention now, as well as a CAP Senior Member (1st LT now, hooyah). Life is.... rather good.

      Hey, hit me up on Skype, dammit! I love talking to friends! spartan.064, or jetsteam101

      Talk to you later, folks.

    • Just one question...

      5 years ago

      jetsteam101

      You can even say I said "Security Protocol One." (Whovin shoutout....)

      RT, you seem to be wanting to change your site to be more "hip" with the other big Social Media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler...). That's okay.... (from a business point of view)
      But everywhere I turn in the personal journals and forums, it seems everyone else seems to not like the changes. I've been here for over 6 years (wheew) and I seen a lot of changes... But when a new item come out, there seems to be blood and murder for weeks after the update. And never the changes like the bar up top that lets us navigate Home... I mean the "Likes" and the.... other stuff..

      Point is, most businesses don't change unless they see more cash flow or customer happiness. Basic theory of evolution: Change to better yourself in your environment. But the Staff here don't get to see what we regular members get to see, so in theory, they have to rely on feedback from down below....
      But where I'm standing, the feedback is mostly negative. Sometimes it has even driven people away.

      So, my one question.....
      Where does the web designers and masters get the idea that we need and should change up the site?

      That is all.

    • Still here

      5 years ago

      jetsteam101

      And I still love you all.

      Come and drop by, we can have a chat, like the good ol days. (Indigo is exempted)

      That is all.

    • Fanime '13

      6 years ago

      jetsteam101

      I'm going!

      Who else is going?

      That is all. Yes, I am still alive. Stop groaning, you.

    • Hey Boston...

      6 years ago

      jetsteam101

      Our thoughts are for you. Good luck.

      I'll fly my flag for you.

      That is all.

    • And in the end...

      6 years ago

      jetsteam101

      You know, I've been on RT here for... 6 and a half years. The first 2 where nothing but watching RvB shows.... But I really started becoming involved about 4 years ago in a little RP called Space Battles: Back To Basics. I have never RPed before, didn't know how to make a proper character sheet, even did not know how to write in basic RP style.

      But I posted anyways, and Rod the GodMod said I was doing fine. But I never really had anyone to fight with, until some other player named Wikia hailed my damaged ship and made first contact.
      Now, I thought this Wikia guy was some self absorbed, OP, full-of-himself, over confidant ass, but he made my RP experience fun and a good part of my life.

      4 years later, he hasn't changed much. BUT, I am glad to say that I would always call him my best friend. I wish he didn't live 1,500 miles away. Friends had come and gone, but he has somehow able to stick with me, helped me though thick and thin, the bad and dark times, and probably helped me make a few life important decisions.

      Anyways, a few months ago, he made the choice of becoming a US Marine. I have a feeling that I was one of the few who actually was fully happy that he was (finally) joining, as he talked about it for as long as I can remember. Got to remember, I too tried to join the Military (Navy), but was unable to get in, so I'm extra happy he made it.

      So.... Ed Nelson the Third... You where, and am, the best damn friend I could ask for. I wish you luck, and my salute, because you have become my hero. I see you at the end.

      *salute*

      That is all.

    • Just so you know...

      6 years ago

      jetsteam101

      Not wanting to impose (okay, maybe a little) But my birthday is in a month....

      I'm okay with anything...
      But if you need help, one of those hand made Pony plushies would be the best

      That is all.

    • Title

      6 years ago

      jetsteam101

      Posting...

      [youtubelink]

      That is all.

    • The End is Neigh.

      6 years ago

      jetsteam101

      Okay, that was bad. Sorry.

      Have the penultimate episode. It involves ponies....

      That is all.

  • Comments (788)

    • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      5 years ago

      Well, your description perfectly describes my new job. The first section of notes I took is called IMA FIRIN MAH LAZOR!

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      The red here is a sapphire spiked with titanium.

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      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Why thank you! Wish it could be my job, though....

    • IndigoRogue

      6 years ago

      Hey <3

      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Hey, <3

    • urself

      6 years ago

      I've been here the whole time, i just don't add stuff, and make sure to get rid of your bronie stuff

      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Brony. Nothing wrong with it, but it's not for everyone.

        So where have you been...

    • Guybrush64

      6 years ago

      Hey, I'm going to reply to you in your comments so the forum isn't full of OCC talk.

      Then can I not have people get mad at me every other post? I just want to have fun. And again, sorry. I'm just not having a good week at all...

      Also, I know you only meant the sword, but you got mad at me for a few other things, and I would still like to apologize.

      Lastly, I do kendo in real life, but translating it to RP, especially a scifi based one, I difficult. Also, I don't like using guns often in RPs, which is why I like doing physical contact attacks. Guns just seem... Boring to me.

      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        A Renaissance Guild with a specialty in 16th Century English longsword... Trained by a Marine...

      • Guybrush64

        6 years ago

        Right, thanks for that tip, and sorry for not specifying that I took kendo earlier. What kind of sword training does your brother take?

      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Kendo, huh?

        Well, I should apologize, because my brother is training with real sword of different types, his knowledge and etiquette of melee weapons rubs off to me, so I take swords rather.... srsly. Because it's srs bsns.
        Let's take the last post. Now, because I distracted the Elite for 1 second (One, not Onnnne), if you said "I saw the Elite look away for a second, then took the distraction and lunged the sword into it's chest" (or however you write), instead of "turning back, thanking Philips, then running, jumping, and jump lunging the sword into the head", it would have been 20 percent cooler and a thousand times better.
        Be subtle, and more often then not, the message get's across better.

    • Bronykid

      6 years ago

      Dang sorry sent a friend request before I show the comment of no random friend request

    • Tzer

      6 years ago

      Oh, my bad. Well if you're currently looking for any RP's to join, the Multiverse is getting started up again. (Rodgun and Biolith were players, so I thought you were to.) Basically, you pick a character from any fictional work, who is brought to another dimension 'The City' by a god. You then fight through various scenarios and what not.

      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Maybe. I'll sleep on it. My work has me on the unknown schedule, so I'm not on every night...

    • Tzer

      6 years ago

      Were you ever in the Multiverse?

      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        No, don't think so...

    • Wikia

      7 years ago

      This is what happens when I have too much time on my hands.

      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        2 days late, Already read it. Funny Chris is funny, but I can't wait to see him in battle....

    • TheWikia

      7 years ago

      hi im new to the site

    • mcdonaldsrox

      7 years ago

      In reply to jetsteam101, #91:

      -poke attacks your nose-

    • mcdonaldsrox

      7 years ago

      No i haven't. So i use Yahoo now

    • mcdonaldsrox

      7 years ago

      >:3 an assistant with claw for the unruly patients

    • mcdonaldsrox

      7 years ago

      How is my favorite, annoying medic doing?

    • Wikia

      7 years ago

      To answer your question: In the SW universe, it's always the rank of General since they'll be working with both the army and navy regardless.

      In RotRE, they have to earn a higher rank and are ranked the same as any other grunt due to Nelson's preferences involving force users.

    • blue_17

      7 years ago

      I thought it was cool because I checked my DeviantArt this morning and the actual person that cosplayed as Master Chief at Fanime had commented on the photo. He said he had the cane because he hadn't quite recovered over a motorcycle accident or something.

    • blue_17

      7 years ago

      Dude xD! You were a friend suggested for me on Facrbook xD!! We don't even know each other on there, lol. But I sent you a friend request :3

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

      7 years ago

      Wait..silly me. I just realised where I've seen you before.

      Well, it's nice to meet you outside the forum!

      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Indeed. At this rate, we will be chatting regularly....

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

      7 years ago

      Haha, didn't know I was so famous.

      Anyway, hi there. It's nice to meet you!

    • mcdonaldsrox

      7 years ago

      yahoo works perfectly for me.

    • mcdonaldsrox

      7 years ago

      we never talk anymore ...

    • lzyboy996

      7 years ago

      Hi i just wanted to tell you that i have a blog up now about stuff that interests me/ gets me thinking and check it out if your interested smiley11.gif

    • mcdonaldsrox

      7 years ago

      -pokes-

      • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Gaahhh! *Pokes back*

    • nightkid921

      7 years ago

      Just been looking at recent posts and +1 to anything cool

    • jetsteam101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Cool story.

      Light Rail ( www.vta.org ) is Mountain View, San Jose, and Santa Clara's public transportation. It goes everywhere, and it is cheap.

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      7 years ago

      Already have a shuttle booked for transport between sfo and the hotel both ways.

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      7 years ago

      I'll be at the Holiday Inn Express on El Camino Real all week. Don't really know what my schedule is going to be, yet.

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      7 years ago

      What OS are you using?

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      7 years ago

      Middle-click to get a new tab should still work. Does it work for you if you restart Firefox in safe mode? (Help -> Restart with add-ons disabled, don't check any of the boxes in the little window that pops up.)

      Back arrow history is still there, they just removed the little 'v' thingy. Right-clicking (or left-click-and-hold-ing) the back/forward button should show you the history list. There are extensions out there that bring back the 'v' thinger if you really want it.

      Right-click on the stop/reload combo-button and choose "Customize" from the menu that appears. With the Customize window open, you should see that the combo-button splits up into the separate reload and stop buttons. Drag them each over to where you want them, then close the Customize window. (The stop/reload buttons still combine themselves if they're next to each other in a particular order ((I think Reload+Stop, but maybe vice versa)). )

    • mcdonaldsrox

      8 years ago

      In reply to jetsteam101, #78:

      -laughs and hugs you super tightly-
      just poking my ori'vod. it's FUN!!!!!!!!!!!

      for me at least :P

    • mcdonaldsrox

      8 years ago

      o_O

      sounds complicated and weird. but i'll look

      but first ...

      -tackles you and starts poking your forehead-

    • mcdonaldsrox

      8 years ago

      huh?
      what you mean?

    • mcdonaldsrox

      8 years ago

      In reply to jetsteam101, #72:

      IM crash my computer so i no longer have it.

      I've tried uninstalling then reinstalling the program

    • mcdonaldsrox

      8 years ago

      In reply to jetsteam101, #70:

      . . .
      -glomp hugs you- Hi there!

    • mcdonaldsrox

      8 years ago

      In reply to jetsteam101, #9:

      Sooooo.... how is life as a cat girl?

      >.<

      *scratches your cheek*
      at least i can scratch people more easily

    • Bleu_Ace

      8 years ago

      Boo back.

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

      8 years ago

      Chappy beerthday teu yeeeu.

    • hatesgriff23

      8 years ago

      I hope the others were able to spot the actual messages hidden by all the "busy"s though.

    • Bleu_Ace

      8 years ago

      Just email him and talk about it, trust me, he's cool.

      and weird because you've been offline on MSN for a long time

    • Bleu_Ace

      8 years ago

      YOU'RE ONLINE!!! D8 -hugs and doesn't let go-

      Luke's very nice, you can easily barter a price or pay in full. He only charges $50 for a 'Mckayed' portrait.

    • mcdonaldsrox

      8 years ago

      In reply to jetsteam101, #5:

      Nub nub!

      That ain't Nub Nub!
      That's Wicket W. Warrick!

    • Wikia

      8 years ago

      MSN won't let me talk to you..... but yes, that assassin is the same one as before.

    • blue_17

      8 years ago

      Oh, lol okies. Yay my turn to be a noob this year xD

    • blue_17

      8 years ago

      My friend was wondering how long you've been going to Fanime? She said she's probably met you, well maybe. She knows a few rovers.

    • blue_17

      8 years ago

      She said last year she couldn't really hear correctly. Said it was fuzzy even when she tried calling someone like less than 30 feet away.

    • blue_17

      8 years ago

      XD! Yeah we could swap numbers. But one of my friends told me that cells don't work too well there?

    • blue_17

      8 years ago

      Oh, okies. Well, hopefully, I'll see you somewhere then :D

    • blue_17

      8 years ago

      What are you going to be doing at Fanime? And yeah, I'm going all four days. Going to register next month. Have you already?

    • blue_17

      8 years ago

      YOU DO?! This will be my first Fanime and first time cosplaying.

    • manablade117

      8 years ago

      Happy New Year, guy!

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