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from Madison, WI

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    • Here we go again

      10 months ago

      mowhat83 Ineffable

      It’s RTX time and I’m back in Austin. My hotel is not in the location I was expecting. I’m 4 miles from Stubbs BBQ. This is even worse than the Airbnb that was a 1 mile walk to the convention center. I’m also on the wrong side of 35 and have to walk pretty far to find food or stores. It’s only until the 2nd then I’ll be closer to the hype. It’s time to start thinking about dinner. 

    • RTX Prep

      11 months ago

      mowhat83 Ineffable

      Yesterday I went to get myself a new suit for this years charity auction. I’ve gained some weight and I’m not sure I can squeeze in to the tux that I wore the last 2 years. I pick the suit up on the 24th so I will be ready to fly out on the 30th. 


      Speaking of flying out I bought my plane tickets on Saturday. I will be flying in the 30th and back on the 7th.


      I am going to a RT Wisconsin meetup on Saturday. It’s supposed to be a cookout in a park (hoping the weather cooperates) where I am supposed to buy a RTX weekend plus badge. I was just going to go for a day but changed my mind when the opportunity  presented itself. I need to start planning out what to pack. I tend to over pack and leave without wearing much of what I packed. 


      I have my hotel room booked and then I’m joining a group at an Airbnb. This will be my 7th RTX, having only missed RTX 0. I’m hoping this year will be as much fun as the previous years. The convention has grown so much over the years yet still runs smoothly and entertains members by the thousands. I tip my hat to all those volunteering to a guardian and all the staff that work so hard to bring us all together. 


      I hope to see many of you in 3 weeks. 

    • Guardian 4 Guardian

      1 year ago

      mowhat83 Ineffable

      if any of my friends that have been guardians would like to put a kind word in for me, I would appreciate it. I'm really hoping to to be picked; thinking back on the application I don't feel like I put enough info about myself in.

    • I'm here

      1 year ago

      mowhat83 Ineffable

      I found this bloody place after looking for nearly an hour. Our condo is number 334. 331, 332, 333, 335, 336, and 337 were easy to find and I started to get frustrated. Once you are inside the compound our condo is on the third floor. You can see 335 from the steps but if you walk up to the door you will see 334 tucked back in a little nook. 

    • My weekend

      2 years ago

      mowhat83 Ineffable

      On Saturday I went to a baseball game with the girl I was trying to date 8 years ago before I was in a car accident. The accident happened in the middle of our 3rd date. We went to a baseball game and then separated to let animals out and change clothes. I was on my way to her apartment when I was hit head on. She visited me every day in the hospital until she got deployed to Iraq, 3.5 months. I was in the hospital a little over 4 months. We never reconnected until 8 years later she asked if I ever wanted to go to see a game with her when I am in town. Turns out I already had tickets for the following weekend so we met up. I'm not sure exactly what's going to happen but it kind of seems like she wants to try again. The hang up is in 8 years she has been married, left at the alter, and had 2 kids; while I have not been in a relationship since then. The other complication is that she lives in Illinois and it is a 5 hour drive from my house in Madison, WI. I'm sure I put pictures up from when I was in the hospital, I'm my iPad and don't feel like trying to link them.  She would be the really cute brunette standing by my bed. I don't know. My love life hasn't gone so well. I'm 33 and have pretty much only been in 2 relationships and one was in high school and I don't really care think it counts. I met her son when I was down for the game. He seemed to like me but he is only one. She has a 7 year old daughter that might not like me as much. If you have any thoughts or advice I will happily accept either.


      UPDATE:

      We talked a little bit tonight. She is picking up her daughter an hour away from me. I told her I could meet anytime on Sunday and that I would do whatever she thought was best. She kind of got upset and thought I wasn't giving an opinion on the subject. I pretty much told her that I haven't dated anyone in about 12 years and never anyone with kids. I wasn't even really sure if that is what we were trying to do. She said long distance won't work anyway and she was just confused and caught up in the feelings from our past. I don't think it's going to work out.

      She apologized for blowing up. Said she was angry at herself and was projecting it on to me. We talked and decided that we missed something that could have been great 7 years ago and we didn't want to miss it again. 

    • Its looking like we are filled up!

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      mowhat83 Ineffable

      I really wish everyone would actually join/follow the group so that posts like this will go out to everyone. I changed the room share spreadsheat. I will see you guys in a couple months. If something happens and you are no longer able to make it or something happens financially that would change your desire to stay please let me know so that I am aware. I have literally had half the people that said they would be staying with me pull a no show no message. The money was only part of it, that was the year there was a car accident involving a group of rtx attendees. Needless to say I was worried. 


      I am really looking forward to meeting everyone. 


      Mo

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    • I have secured a condo for RTX

      2 years ago

      mowhat83 Ineffable

      So like in the past 3 years I have rented a place for RTX. Last year I made a group to get to know the people that I would be sharing the residence with. This is a link to the condo that I have rented. If anyone is interested in rooming up I figured it will be $125/night. I calculated that with 4 people; so if we have more than that it will be cheaper. I am going to create a group now. Talk to you all later.

    • RTX (why does this have to be longer than 5 characters?)

      2 years ago

      mowhat83 Ineffable

      I am really considering not going this year. 2012 was an experience because it was new. 2013 I had a little more fun than the first year because I knew what to expect. 2014 was probably the most fun I had at RTX, everything worked out with roommates. 2015 things started to go downhill. I rented a house that was too far away from the convention center and 2/3 people that I was supposed to share my house with didn't show. I still had fun but there were some things going on that year that really screwed up my whole trip. 2016 I got back in to the condos across the street from the convention center and was happy about that. There were more more problems with getting reliable people to share the condo but the ones that did show were all nice. 


      I don't know. Maybe I will just stick to requesting to stay with somebody instead of fronting the entire bill and having it blow up in my face. There is also an idea that I have considered in the past to just get a sidequest badge and hang out all weekend in Austin. I'm just worried about spending a bunch of money and only having an ok time. I do like Austin though. Another problem is that I never received my code to order tickets. I guess I could just wait until they go up for everyone. I could also just try and find somebody who posts on the room share thread instead of being the host. Somebody either talk me in to going or skipping.

    • Vacation?

      2 years ago

      mowhat83 Ineffable

      It seems like a funny word to use when you don't actually have a job. I just bought myself tickets to go visit my friend in California. She lives in a pretty remote location so I have to fly in to San Francisco and then drive 5 hours to her house. She says it is a very scenic drive. I am very comfortable with 5 hour solo drives as that is how long the drive from Madison to St Louis is. There might be another friend joining me if he can figure out his funds and he is interviewing for a job next week. It would be cool if he could join but I will be alright going solo. I just need to be careful on the flight there, I upgraded to comfort plus, which means free drinks. Good news is that there is a stop so I can drink heavily on the first half of the flight and hopefully sleep on the second flight. She lives in Ferndale, CA which is 5 hours from any airport.

    • Flew to Texas...

      2 years ago

      mowhat83 Ineffable

      I got here and I sent the girl who I'm supposed to be going to the baseball game with tomorrow some text messages. "Landed in DFW." "I'm renting a car and driving to my hotel." I then got this in response. "How long are you staying in Dallas? (Continued) emoji emoji I am not in town."

      I tell her the date I am leaving, Thursday the 18th. Tomorrow is her birthday and the day of the game. She hasn't replied to any of my texts except for 1 on the 5th. I honestly don't remember what else I wrote. The long and short of it is, I have to be on the road by 9am to be on time for the game and I don't see her making that deadline. Especially since she hasn't responded since I told her the dates. Although it just says delivered and not read underneath the text I have pretty low expectations. I'll send one more before I go to bed but it looks like I will be in left field Han style. Solo baby.



  • Comments (412)

    • RvBRecruit

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being featured user!

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        2 years ago

        Ha, I had no idea. Thanks for letting me know. 

    • CrazedGhost

      3 years ago

      we made not one but TWO punch-o-trons our bitch tonight. Tonight was a good night lmfao

    • monopoly_j

      4 years ago

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      MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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      • monopoly_j

        4 years ago

        Thanks!

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        4 years ago

        Thank you sir. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you as well.

    • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

      4 years ago

      'Sup?

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        4 years ago

        We did not. I guess they were going to be getting up early to go somewhere. Oh well, saves me some money.lol

      • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

        4 years ago

        Did you end up going?

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        4 years ago

        I thought that my roommates and I were going to go out but I haven't seen them in about 30 minutes. So I'm not sure if we are still going out. smiley2.gif

      • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

        4 years ago

        NICE!

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        4 years ago

        That's sad. I handed out candy in my Luigi costume. smiley13.gif

      • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

        4 years ago

        Relaxing. I may put on a movie before bed! We're in an apartment complex and apparently NO kids are trick-or-treating here.

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        4 years ago

        Oh, not much. I'm getting ready to go out for Halloween. 'Sup with you?

    • SsgSpectre

      5 years ago

      Hope you had a great Xmas and New Years!

      with as little hangover as possible.

    • Zeke

      5 years ago

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      It's that festive time of year, Drunkmas Eve!! Followed by the inevitable Hangover Holiday, a well earned break from all the seasonal boozing. It's a time for peace on Earth, and hopefully for the room to stop spinning. Thanks again for another great year here at Screen Gems, that's 5 in all, can you believe it?! Now that's a reason to celebrate!

      Merry Christmas from Our Crew to Yours!

      • Zeke

        5 years ago

        It's been a blast, and thanks so much for being apart of it! And Merry Christmas!

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        5 years ago

        Wow. I really can't believe it has been 5 years. I know screen gems and movie watchers were the first two groups I joined back when groups became a thing. Congratulations smiley0.gif

    • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      5 years ago

      Let's go Cardinals!

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        5 years ago

        I'm hoping the bats come alive and Waino keeping it close pays off. I have faith. Go Cards smiley11.gif

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

      6 years ago

      Are you at 2139????

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        6 years ago

        2192

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

      6 years ago

      You are an awesome brother and RT community member!

    • monopoly_j

      6 years ago

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      Merry Christmas from Monopoly_J
      I hope the Holiday finds you doing well.

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      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        6 years ago

        Thank you. I hope you have a happy holiday as well. smiley13.gif

    • Zeke

      6 years ago

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      PROST!

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Yeah. Still, have to take comfort in something.

      Sorry. Been having computer troubles. All I was going to suggest was to go with your gut. How'd it go?

      • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Its hard being old idn't it?

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        6 years ago

        This girl just doesn't seem that interested in me. We have went out one time together since our little hook up but I got drunk and left her at a bar. She had wandered off with some friends that I didn't know and seemed content to hang out with them. She does not seem like the type of girl that I am looking to settle down with. I'm getting too old for the BS smiley5.gif

      • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Why is that?

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        6 years ago

        The game was great. We went to eat after which was nice. After dinner we hit Hooters and watched some football. The girl got really drunk and was mad when it was time to leave. I don't think it is going to be something that I will pursue much more.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Awesome man! Enjoy the game!

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Easter could have been a lot worse then. You take what you can get.

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

      7 years ago

      Thanks for your support!!! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Yes and no. Her current relationship is bad to begin with. This is certainly laying ground work for what I hope is to come, but it is also to give her support since her current boyfriend is a waste.

      • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Thanks man. Same here!

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        7 years ago

        That's cool man. I hope everything works out well for the both of you.

    • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

      7 years ago

      Yeah, but I'm sure it is just operator error. When I move my computer I'll sit and try to figure it out again.

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      7 years ago

      You're having trouble getting on Team Speak?

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Still something to be proud of though.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      We haven't gone to the game yet. It isn't until February.

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        7 years ago

        oh, I thought you went the night I left that comment. It was a hell of a game.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Man, I'll take a yes with an asterisk right now. I just hope I get a full yes later on. The game will be fantastic. I can just tell.

    • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

      7 years ago

      Nothing to lose buddy. Hopefully she says yes and a good time will be had by all.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      No. Right person. And I'm still asking her. Whats to lose?

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      You would be better served finishing the games you already have. L.A. Noire is a very long game.

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      They are going to focus on a middle infielder and some bullpen help. I don't know who exactly, but those are their areas of focus.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Yeah, it would be fine as a gift, but it probably isn't worth 60 bucks, especially if you have no desire to play the multiplayer.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      The campaign is where its at. A game should be able to stand on its single player alone.

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        7 years ago

        I just started playing Batman: Arkham City. I sort of hit a dead end in Reach. Both Batman and Reach are very entertaining so far.

    • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

      7 years ago

      Yeah I'm disappointed I won't get to watch the series winning game but now it is a must win game, hopefully that pulls our A game out. Disappointed but I still believe!

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I wish it was a happy flight. Root them to victory Wednesday.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      After tonight I'm hoping for the same thing! Help the Cards bring home the series man!

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      They played well in game two. Now to win at home.

      • mowhat83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ineffable

        7 years ago

        I'm looking for that 3 game sweep at home. Then we can sit back and wait on Texas or Detroit.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      You got what you wanted! Cardinals-Brewers next!

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      A great win! Go Cardinals!

    • _Kryptinight

      7 years ago

      well at least i got a laugh out of your comment.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      But you had fun, and that is the important part.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Thanks for your story, and it certainly had an impact on you.

      It was a fun time at the ballgame, though it was the game we lost 2 to 1 because LaRussa pulled Carp in the 9th. And she is a friend. Nothing more I'm afraid.

    • _Kryptinight

      7 years ago

      thank you for signing up and serving!

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      But it got done. That is the important part. And as long as it is a pass, it won't matter.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Thanks man.

      If the Cardinals could put together a decent win streak and Milwaukee slacks off, they could still win the division, but those are big ifs. I still have hope.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Thats a tough way of starting classes.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I would get Portal over Thanksgiving break. It takes maybe three hours to play through, and it would set you up to play Portal 2 over the longer Christmas break.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Man, you are lucky. I'd kill to be back in school.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I got the same problem. I wanted to take my regular glasses off, but I wouldn't have been able to see, so I had to suffer. 3D just isn't worth it.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      At least you got out and had some fun.

    • Aellwine

      8 years ago

      grats on FU!

    • Joelroll23

      8 years ago

      Happy FU Day smiley11.gif

    • Akrater1520

      8 years ago

      Happy FU!

    • TiberiusVIII FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      8 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • cfhhateph34r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Happy FU!

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