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Title: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on August 21, 2009, 11:52:34 AM
This thread will be devoted to the sharing of good news in our lives.  Consider it the opposite of the Vent and stress reliever thread.



I didn't see a tread for good news. I have been posting updates about my stupid leg on the Relieve You Stress topic. Others encouraged me to start this topic. This is to be a place to share the good things that happen in your life. Star Wars or not.
So here is the first entry. This happened on 8/19/09.
      I use to play the drums at my church back up in Indiana.  After my accident I couldn't play anymore. Or so I thought. I was invited to night to play drums with my church down here in GA where I live now. It was a small set, 3 songs but, I did it. I played the bass with my bad leg! I am paying for it now but it was well worth it. When I was born I had to be brought out by C-section (I know that's not how you spell it but it works for me) because I had drumsticks in my hand. I have played professionally for around 20 years. So, a year of not playing drums was torture!
I made it through the whole set and everyone said it sounded great. I thought it was rusty but I have always been hard on myself.
PRAISE GOD!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Next :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on August 21, 2009, 12:14:18 PM
My washed out driveway with a 12% grade that took me on average of 3 attempts to get up with my 2 wheel pickup is finally paved.  All 300' of it.  It was a long hot 2 days of working but it looks awesome. 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: darth_call on August 21, 2009, 12:16:46 PM
I saved 15% by switching to Geico!

OK seriously, I FINALLY get off of day shift and get to back to Midnight for 6 weeks. Im sure this doesn't SOUND like good news,.....but trust me,...it is! I LOVE midnight shift!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: The Highwayman on August 21, 2009, 12:20:38 PM
MY hilts are dry! Two more days and they're ready ot be put together again! (for the third time!) :D :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: wookieecrisp on August 21, 2009, 12:23:17 PM
I won summer contest #2-1! :o :o Can't wait to get my prize! ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on August 21, 2009, 12:24:37 PM
Prize? Prize? What prize? The prize is not yours, give it to Master Durangus, you will ;).

I'm happy because I finished a bunch of graphics work and got it off my plate! Nab something to eat, workout and relax is the only thing on my schedule today and I'm loving it ;D.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on August 21, 2009, 12:25:26 PM
I saved 15% by switching to Geico!

OK seriously, I FINALLY get off of day shift and get to back to Midnight for 6 weeks. I'm sure this doesn't SOUND like good news,.....but trust me,...it is! I LOVE midnight shift!
I fully understand! I use to work at the County Jail as a jailer and I wouldn't have traded my night shift for anything!
Anyways, do you know what this is $$$$$$$$$$$ ???    It's the money you could be saving with Geico!  ;D

Luke, That sounds like a job to be proud of! Hard work has it's rewards! Thanks for encouraging me to start this!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: wookieecrisp on August 21, 2009, 12:26:56 PM
Prize? Prize? What prize? The prize is not yours, give it to Master Durangus, you will ;).

I thought mind-tricks only worked on the weak-minded. ???
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on August 21, 2009, 12:47:21 PM
Just found out a recent publication of mine will be highlighted in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Press Release that will be sent from the new NIH director  ;D

I like the idea of a Good News Cafe thread.

Congrats on getting back to drumming Amptrooper!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: HAN SOLO on August 21, 2009, 01:12:00 PM
I saved 15% by switching to Geico!

OK seriously, I FINALLY get off of day shift and get to back to Midnight for 6 weeks. Im sure this doesn't SOUND like good news,.....but trust me,...it is! I LOVE midnight shift!

Ah the nights shift! When it is the best!

Geico....

This guy told me to stay away for some reason..... ???

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi307.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn299%2Fi00wattz%2Fgeico_caveman.jpg&hash=8b3b73b958fda86edb585ea4f2c688639b4ac526) (http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn299/i00wattz/geico_caveman.jpg)

This is a GREAT Topic!

I gave a homeless guy $20.00 a few weeks ago. Today, I got a very good home appraisal. And my Star Wars / Sword collection is almost done! 8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Jedye on August 21, 2009, 01:13:43 PM
Just found out a recent publication of mine will be highlighted in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Press Release that will be sent from the new NIH director  ;D


That is good news...  And Chewie and Han stole my "Geico" bit.    :D

I just finished Powder coating a bunch of peices and didn't have to "re-do" any of them!!!! YAY!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on August 21, 2009, 02:49:54 PM
Prize? Prize? What prize? The prize is not yours, give it to Master Durangus, you will ;).

I thought mind-tricks only worked on the weak-minded. ???

Your point? ;). Just kidding ;D.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on August 25, 2009, 08:47:18 PM
Actually... I've been working the midnight shift for the last 7 years...

Miss my wife, and helping her with my newborn son..... :(

But praise the Lord.... I have a job in one of the worst economic cities, Detroit...

Plus He keeps on blessing me with more commissioned artwork so I don't go too crazy working in a lab (though, as their slogan goes, ... Save A Life)...

But health is there... I have a son after years of trying... God is Good!!!

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on August 25, 2009, 09:51:54 PM
My son turned 7 months today!  ;D

My karate school is kicking! Surviving the worst economic time was a challenge, but we are over the hump and ready to rock the back to school season!

I love what I do and do what I love.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Vektor on August 26, 2009, 12:16:31 AM
After two years of slow manipulating & whining, my wife finally decided to get rid of her Nissan and bought a better car!  :D

(Long story short, when we moved in together my wife's daily commuting grew significantly and I let her use my more comfortable and economical car. So I got to do my daily commuting with her car, which was only marginally better option than a bicycle for my 60km/40 mile daily ride... But no more of that, wohoo! ;))
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on August 26, 2009, 06:03:55 PM
 :D :D


Got my doctors report today telling me I'm a good to go for my age lol :D :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Ryus on August 26, 2009, 06:53:59 PM
My fiancee and I bought a house and just moved in, and I have a spare room to make into a man cave, complete with entertainment center and transformers/lightsabers lining the walls :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darksaber 3 on August 26, 2009, 07:31:31 PM
One of my friends gave me a happy rock, and if you'd seen my vent earlier this summer, you would know that my summer hasnt been going well at all. But ever since I got this happy rock, everyhtign is going good for me! I got into full-time PSEO (which is college in high school) at Century college, so I will have a full eyar of college payed for by my school, I am getting better with dealing with my stomach issues, and I am getting less and less depressed. Yay happy rock!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on August 26, 2009, 08:36:50 PM
Some may not see this as good news but I do. I have been waiting for a Doctor who I have been trying to get in contact with to call me for months now. He is a world famous orthopedic doctor! He called me at 5:00 pm today! He is famous for a special amputation procedure that his Grandfather founded and his entire family is now Ortho Doctors that specialize in this. It is called The Ertl Procedure. We talked for about 45 minutes. I explained to him what my current Doctor wants to do. He said for the activity level I want I will not be able to get with the sugery my doc. wants to do. He said I'll get more surgeries from having to do revisions down the line. He told me that his is not in this to just go around haking off limbs. He takes special cases and evaluates and investigates them before excepting anyone for an amputation. He said if he thought there was any way to give me back the life (or close to) that I once had without the amputation he would recommend that but, there is not. Unless I am willing to let the doc's experiment.  :o  Um, NO!
So, I am glad that I finally have a real answer and I think I am going for it. Funny thing happened at church too. We sectioned off into groops last week on Wed. to pray for our Nation and our schools! :)  After we were done the lady that was holding my hand during prayer was new there.
She told me that she works for the local prosthetic clinic. What are the chances of that! We talked for a bit. then this Wed. Dr. Ertl calls me 1 hour before we are going to church (had to go early to work in the nursery)!
I know to y'all an amputation my not seem like a good thing but you have never had a leg like mine. If ya want to see the pics at the hospital and at home of my leg to get a better idea of what I am dealing with just send me a PM. Warning, some of it may be hard for some people to handle so, if you gross out easy do not PM me. This is rated R and you will need your parents permission! :D
                                                                                ;D :) ;D :) ;D :)    God is great!     ;D :) ;D :) ;D :)
Had to modify so that I could add this! 
I just checked my email and someone just emailed me from a forum for amputees about  something I posted 4 months ago. She was asking if I got the amputation and if I could share information with her.
Amazing! Tell me that ain't God! This is a crazy awesome day!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: GMLumpy on August 26, 2009, 09:37:50 PM
Some may not see this as good news but I do. I have been waiting for a Doctor who I have been trying to get in contact with to call me for months now. He is a world famous orthopedic doctor! He called me at 5:00 pm today! He is famous for a special amputation procedure that his Grandfather founded and his entire family is now Ortho Doctors that specialize in this. It is called The Ertl Procedure. We talked for about 45 minutes. I explained to him what my current Doctor wants to do. He said for the activity level I want I will not be able to get with the sugery my doc. wants to do. He said I'll get more surgeries from having to do revisions down the line. He told me that his is not in this to just go around haking off limbs. He takes special cases and evaluates and investigates them before excepting anyone for an amputation. He said if he thought there was any way to give me back the life (or close to) that I once had without the amputation he would recommend that but, there is not. Unless I am willing to let the doc's experiment.  :o  Um, NO!
So, I am glad that I finally have a real answer and I think I am going for it. Funny thing happened at church too. We sectioned off into groops last week on Wed. to pray for our Nation and our schools! :)  After we were done the lady that was holding my hand during prayer was new there.
She told me that she works for the local prosthetic clinic. What are the chances of that! We talked for a bit. then this Wed. Dr. Ertl calls me 1 hour before we are going to church (had to go early to work in the nursery)!
I know to y'all an amputation my not seem like a good thing but you have never had a leg like mine. If ya want to see the pics at the hospital and at home of my leg to get a better idea of what I am dealing with just send me a PM. Warning, some of it may be hard for some people to handle so, if you gross out easy do not PM me. This is rated R and you will need your parents permission! :D
                                                                                ;D :) ;D :) ;D :)    God is great!     ;D :) ;D :) ;D :)
Had to modify so that I could add this! 
I just checked my email and someone just emailed me from a forum for amputees about  something I posted 4 months ago. She was asking if I got the amputation and if I could share information with her.
Amazing! Tell me that ain't God! This is a crazy awesome day!

God works in mysterious ways! it is cool so see that He is working  and that you are starting to see His plan.  that's really awesome.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on August 27, 2009, 04:15:54 AM
Amen to that brother...

God is good..... thanks for sharing Amp (and others of course :))
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Tenuous on August 27, 2009, 06:27:48 AM
new processes for my job, kids healthy and my mom agreeing to buy me a vaders vault "emperors hand" purple saber once allaerra and co get settled after their move. Amp. I am really glad that you are finally getting towards your goal of rehabilitation. I can't imagine how hard it must have been and I take my hat off to you. anything to soothe the mind from past tribulations must be a welcome relief. Happy for ya bro!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on August 31, 2009, 10:51:29 AM
I just got off the phone a while ago with Dr. Ertl (a world famous Dr.) He said that he believes that an amputation would be the best thing for me to get back to the life I once knew. I am now scheduled for an amputation this month. It will go like this, Sept. 23 My birtchday(on the road to go to Indiana form GA), Sept 24th we will meet Dr. Ertl and talk. Sept 25th they hack my leg off!  ;D
Now that there is a DATE set I am excited that this will be a new chapter rather then the continuation of one however, I am very nervous !  :-\
I am moving full swing now to get the Amptrooper built. You can follow the progress and read the story here: http://www.myspace.com/tsalagicorey I have also been approved for Vocational Rehabilitation. They told me that they will pay for any college degree I want. I have chosen to to get my degree in Prosthetic and Orthotic's for children.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on August 31, 2009, 11:52:50 AM
Awesome news, my friend...

Glad to see you still "praising" and "rejoicing" through all of this. Very inspirational indeed. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on August 31, 2009, 12:00:39 PM
Thats some great news, Amp. I could definitely understand being nervous. I've had a few surgeries, but obviously nothing like this that made me all types of nervous. I'm glad that you will be able to get back to a normal capacity you've been wanting for some time and don't have to fight with your leg anymore. Best of luck to you with your surgery and recovery back to where you want to go.

I also think its amazing your desire to help kids in your position to help them on a volunteer type basis and now taking it another step further going for a degree in the same field. Very admirable my friend. I work for healthcare here in St. Louis and one of my hospitals I support is St Louis Childrens. The things I see there all the time are amazing what people do to help the kids and can take a lot out of you at the same time seeing the position the kids are in. People don't come along that often with your attitude toward things and the spirit that drives you.

DG
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: WEDGE ANTILLES on August 31, 2009, 12:56:03 PM
nobody got shot.




the police raided a house on our street with guns drawn.  my kids were out playing and they watched it go down from 50 feet away. they surrounded this place, took the door out with a battering ram, sent a viscous dog inside to flush the guy out, then threw down on him and surrounded him with about 8 guns in his face.  I have no idea what they wanted him for. but this is a nice residential neighborhood with kids playing on manicured lawns.. its not the inner city.  I'm a little upset the police had no respect for the neighborhood. the good news is..    nobody got shot. :-\
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: wookieecrisp on August 31, 2009, 01:13:14 PM
That is a pretty scary story Wedge. I'm glad nobody was hurt.

Great news Amp! As Yar Nala said, you are very inspirational.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Tenuous on August 31, 2009, 05:55:29 PM
scary wedge, not knowing how the police do things in the states, I can only assume that to warrant an armed arrest, the guy must be wanted for something pretty serious. last time the police drew weapons over here, a brazilian electrician was shot for looking vaguely like a terrorist. anyway back to topic, both my kids won first prize in the kids fancy dress at our local pub, dressed as Nac Mac Feegles (google author Terry Pratchett for more details) Couldn't be prouder. Just wait till Halloween when my 2 year old goes out as Yoda, my wife as Assajj Ventress, Me as Anakin and my 1 year old as a baby Hutt-ling!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on September 10, 2009, 05:14:03 AM
My good news is three fold!
First we went to church yesterday and there was a puppy there. It was an American Bulldog. Very kind and loving and tired. He just wanted to be around people. After church I sat on the steps and asked everyone who walked out to help him. We could not take him home because of our dogs and our finances. Someone finally agreed to help this little guy out. He got to spend last night inside with food, water and people. He is going to the vet today to get check out and also to see if he has a chip. I am glade some one took him. He was a cool dog!
Second, the same guy that took the dog gave us a gift card for $300 for food. He said it was from the church. That everyone pitched in to help.
I about cried! It was very much needed. God is good!
And that leads me to the third good news! God is still on the throne and he still Loves us more then we could imagine! That's the best news!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on September 10, 2009, 05:40:49 AM
As I said before, my friend...

Keep the faith.... HE is faithful....

You're in our prayers.... as I'm sure you're on many people's prayer lists.... Glad to see God's church actually being His hands and feet..... His work in action through His believers....   :)

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Vosk on September 10, 2009, 10:11:42 AM
On Labor Day, after I did some extensive googling to figure out how to be able to boot up to my Windows XP disc so I could repair my home pc hard drive...I finally found the solution and was able to do it.  I fixed my hard drive and found I had NOT lost anything at all, which was a big relief for me.  I had dreaded for weeks I lost all my music (complete and expanded scores) and some pictures I wasn't able to back up.  I just need to get a terabyte drive in a couple of months and do a back up of my music, so if brief power outage screws up my home pc again I can have a back up of the music.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on September 12, 2009, 03:57:10 PM
Five days ago my cat gave birth to one kitten, which died 1 day later.  But then 2 days after that she gave birth to 3 kittens.  She is a Savannah, and I bought breeding rights, so it looks like I will actually have some extra cash for the family this Christmas holiday as well as have some money to add to our down payment savings to get a house.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Romulus on September 13, 2009, 04:44:46 PM
the police raided a house on our street with guns drawn.  my kids were out playing and they watched it go down from 50 feet away. they surrounded this place, took the door out with a battering ram, sent a viscous dog inside to flush the guy out, then threw down on him and surrounded him with about 8 guns in his face.  I have no idea what they wanted him for. but this is a nice residential neighborhood with kids playing on manicured lawns.. its not the inner city.  I'm a little upset the police had no respect for the neighborhood. the good news is..    nobody got shot. :-\
Yah, most criminals surrender when they have special police divisions there.

I my good news is that I've completely gotten over what I contributed to the stress thread, which is fantastic.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Korrick Rendar on September 20, 2009, 06:49:14 PM
I found 20 dollars at the college campus. I took it to the security office to turn it in and they told me just to keep it.  It's like God wants me to buy a new ps3 game!  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on October 01, 2009, 08:00:17 PM
Hey y'all! Just wanted to let y'all know that I survived and I am home minus one leg. I am not going to say much as I am highly drugged a and tired. Just typing on the computer is very hard. Thank you all for your prayers and to those that called. I'll be back when I can think better.
MY 3 hour surgery turned out to take 10 hours. It was a lot more damage then then thought. But. God was with me am so here I am.
God bless!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Wolfen on October 01, 2009, 08:04:01 PM
Good to see that you made it through Amp!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on October 01, 2009, 08:06:47 PM
Ditto, dude, ditto! Just rest up, hon and take it easy.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Jedye on October 01, 2009, 08:25:02 PM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH AMPTROOPER!

Congrats... glad to hear you're ok and you look forward to your permanant return!

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: pneumoniaprone on October 01, 2009, 08:28:39 PM
welcome home. Get some rest and recuperate.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on October 01, 2009, 09:30:08 PM
Grats man, glad you pulled through.  Did they amputate a whole leg?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on October 01, 2009, 09:31:19 PM
Hey man,

Glad to see you pulled through :). God is good - all the time! I'll continue praying for your recovery! Thanks for keeping us posted, take care bro!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on October 01, 2009, 09:34:57 PM
I just signed the lease for my martial art school's NEW location! I am going from 1726 sq. ft to 2800 sq. ft!  I'll have TWO training floors and can expand my school's programs. I am saving over $1, 500 in rent alone...and for a BIGGER SPACE!

and....

I am adding a Lightsaber Combat Academy class! Students will be learning my saber system as well as be promoted under me....

Life is good  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Koza on October 01, 2009, 10:03:14 PM
Getting moved to a new location at work, and I might get more hours as a result, which means a larger paycheck :) I might also get weekends off too ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Eunice on October 01, 2009, 10:53:24 PM
Congratulations to everyone!
It seems that a lot of our members are having luck at work.
Wow. You're almost doubling your martial arts school size, caine!! That's good news for you and your students!

Congratulations to you too, Amp!
I'm glad that your surgery went well, even though it was 7 hours longer than expected.
I'll pray for your quick recovery!! :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Senti Xamas on October 01, 2009, 11:00:52 PM
Im glad to see you've pulled through your surgery Amptrooper! I will keep you and your family in my prayers as you make the new transitions in your life. Take care my friend, ;) and know you have support here whenever you need it ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on October 02, 2009, 06:28:53 AM
Hey Congrats AMP!!!

Welcome home. :)

Glad you were able to score a new place Caine... you're students must be excited!!!

Congrats on the move at your work Koza.... weekends are nice :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on October 02, 2009, 06:25:05 PM
Well, I'm somewhat happy that I beat a new record of mine, I'm a big time runner/exerciser, so staying in shape is important to me, and I used to run 4 miles every morning until I got bogged down in work and just didn't have time to anymore, but two days ago I went out and ran 3.5 miles in 25 minutes, so I was satisfied that the other things I do to keep me in shape (practicing with my saber, doing various core-strengthening activities) have not reduced my cardiovascular shape at all.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Eunice on October 02, 2009, 11:25:53 PM
Wow. 4 miles every morning?
Did you have to wake up really early to get ready for school??
Did that make you more tired or more awake for school?
Maybe I should wake up earlier to run in the mornings! ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on October 03, 2009, 03:13:06 PM
Yup. 5-6 Days a week, I didn't run Sunday mornings, and only occasionally on Saturday mornings. No, I did not do school back then, it wasn't THAT long ago ;).

Sorry for the topic derailment mods.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Elandron on October 03, 2009, 03:39:20 PM
Getting excited... Monday, my sister and I are driving to New Mexico to see if that's where she would really like to retire.  After about 3 or 4 days there, it's open season on the northwest of the USA.  Thinking that we probably will hit northern California, Washington, then back across the northern states.  No schedules (other than we have to be back by the 19th).  No pre-planned stops.  Just stop and go as we please for two weeks.  Going to be a very nice break from being in the house for the last 4 almost 5 months.   ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on October 03, 2009, 03:50:00 PM
Really? Where in New Mexico, Elandron?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on October 03, 2009, 05:05:32 PM
 ;)

I've been to New mexico several times;and,it's nice there. ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Elandron on October 03, 2009, 05:54:21 PM
Really? Where in New Mexico, Elandron?

Albuquerque area... why? Don't ask me... I could never figure that girl out.  Besides, I thought it was just a punchline for Bugs Bunny  ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on October 03, 2009, 07:17:27 PM
Really? Where in New Mexico, Elandron?

Albuquerque area... why? Don't ask me... I could never figure that girl out.  Besides, I thought it was just a punchline for Bugs Bunny  ;)

I live in Los Lunas, about 30 minutes away from ABQ. ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Xylon on October 11, 2009, 01:45:11 PM
i just found out that power morphicon is in the summer of next year and thats when i get my vacation from work so im pretty stoked right now!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Wolfen on October 15, 2009, 10:54:49 AM
My Master Yoda Graflex V Q.E. with US 2.2 arrived today! It doesnt get more "Good News" than that. I had it sent to work so I wouldnt have to wait for it. Best day at work EVER!!!
Original details at http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=20518.0
I distracted everyone at work by setting the sound settings on my break, then swinging it around.
Man, it is a beautiful day...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on October 15, 2009, 11:00:47 AM
Just got back from the Dr.'s. He said things are healing great! He said as soon as the skin is healed I can get fitted for my first leg!!!!!!!
That is just a few weeks away!!!! I can't wait. Heal skin ! HEAL!!!!! Gosh, I am so excited! Funny, I had to cut my leg off before I started getting good news! My Dr. also asked because of my amputee shirt online store and the Amptrooper if I would be interested in starting a support group through their office for the middle Georgia area. I told them I would love too! So, I think we are going to get started on that soon. Good things are happening! The Son is shining down on this!  ;)
God bless!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Eunice on October 15, 2009, 04:51:06 PM
Congrats, AMP!!!
I'm so glad everything is working out for you!
You must be so excited to get your leg and walk around again ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on October 16, 2009, 07:29:42 AM
Amp, that is AWESOME news! Congrats on all the good things happening in your life!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Vosk on October 16, 2009, 05:16:44 PM
StarTech 400W power supply $39.99, 3 day shipping $9.65, knowing the fact your computer won't have any more power up issues...priceless.

For the last few months my computer was having issues every time I went to power it up.  It would take a good minute to almost two minutes before turning on when I hit the power button on the front of the computer.  So thinking it was the power supply (the computer is about 4.5 years old) was going out, since that is generally one of the signs...I finally bought me a power supply replacement from Newegg.  I got it today, installed it with out any problems and the computer turned on right as I hit that power button on the front of the computer.

At first I was a bit worried I had gotten the wrong one because it had a 24 pin hook up for the motherboard instead of a 20 pin but I plugged it in anyways and it worked.  So I'm pretty happy now that I won't have any powering up issues.

I should point out my home pc is one I built myself.  I really dislike store bought PC's.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on October 22, 2009, 07:26:35 PM
So, I went to the Prosthetic Clinic today and got my first $50 sock. Yep, you heard right. $50 for a sock. It is a shrinker sock. Noting really fancy about it it just has elastic in it to make it fit tight to shape my leg so that it make a better fit in the prosthetic. Anywho, we went a head and picked out the parts I want for my new leg. He said that if he can get Vocational Rehabs approval soon he can go ahead and get my leg made even as soon as next week.  ;D Now I really won't be putting much weight on it. I will be using it to help stimulate bone growth and desensitize the leg also to get use to the walking motion again. He said I will most likely be back to full walking in about six months! That is a long time but I had a special amputation that has a bone graft in it to make it stronger and better in the long run.So, we have to be careful not to over do it and hurt that graft. If I do, back to the operating table I go. I would rather stay away from that!!!!!!
Things just keep getting better now that I had my leg chopped off!  ;D Should have done this long ago!
God has healed me by having me become an amputee. I saw this website named "why God won't heal amputees". He tries to prove that there is no God because (he says) no where in history has an amputee been restored. Umm, Leprosy! Body parts fall off! He is a scientist too and he couldn't get that one. God healed Leprosy many times in the bible. With me I kept praying that God would lead me in the direction I need to go. Every time I got introduced to another amputee. Then he had the world famous Dr. Jan Ertl call me and say he would do the amputation for free! Now, all I have been getting is good news and soon I will walk! I would like to spend a day with the owner of that website. I would hope that he could see how God is using me. There is the Amptrooper to go visit kids in hospitals (need donations) I sell funny amputee t-shirts and give all the money to the Barr Foundation (they buy prosthetics for people who cannot afford them) I have also been asked by my Dr's office to be the head of an amputee support group that they would like to start. God may not heal as far as growing limbs on amputees anymore but he surly uses them for great things and that can be more healing then a body part!
God bless you all and thank you for all your prayers! Keep it up please! We still have a long ways to go as far a healing, money, medical and I have 4 great kids but two of them are teenage girls!!!! :o Scary stuff!
 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on October 22, 2009, 07:48:01 PM
So, I went to the Prosthetic Clinic today and got my first $50 sock. Yep, you heard right. $50 for a sock. It is a shrinker sock. Noting really fancy about it it just has elastic in it to make it fit tight to shape my leg so that it make a better fit in the prosthetic. Anywho, we went a head and picked out the parts I want for my new leg. He said that if he can get Vocational Rehabs approval soon he can go ahead and get my leg made even as soon as next week.  ;D Now I really won't be putting much weight on it. I will be using it to help stimulate bone growth and desensitize the leg also to get use to the walking motion again. He said I will most likely be back to full walking in about six months! That is a long time but I had a special amputation that has a bone graft in it to make it stronger and better in the long run.So, we have to be careful not to over do it and hurt that graft. If I do, back to the operating table I go. I would rather stay away from that!!!!!!
Things just keep getting better now that I had my leg chopped off!  ;D Should have done this long ago!
God has healed me by having me become an amputee. I saw this website named "why God won't heal amputees". He tries to prove that there is no God because (he says) no where in history has an amputee been restored. Umm, Leprosy! Body parts fall off! He is a scientist too and he couldn't get that one. God healed Leprosy many times in the bible. With me I kept praying that God would lead me in the direction I need to go. Every time I got introduced to another amputee. Then he had the world famous Dr. Jan Ertl call me and say he would do the amputation for free! Now, all I have been getting is good news and soon I will walk! I would like to spend a day with the owner of that website. I would hope that he could see how God is using me. There is the Amptrooper to go visit kids in hospitals (need donations) I sell funny amputee t-shirts and give all the money to the Barr Foundation (they buy prosthetics for people who cannot afford them) I have also been asked by my Dr's office to be the head of an amputee support group that they would like to start. God may not heal as far as growing limbs on amputees anymore but he surly uses them for great things and that can be more healing then a body part!
God bless you all and thank you for all your prayers! Keep it up please! We still have a long ways to go as far a healing, money, medical and I have 4 great kids but two of them are teenage girls!!!! :o Scary stuff!
 

Glad to hear that bro! You remain in my prayers :). As Psalm 27:14 says "Wait upon the Lord, be strong and take heart, and wait upon the Lord." And as Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." God takes care of everyone, though many do not see it, but He shepherds His flock with care.

And on the teenage girls? Buy a shotgun and teach them how to wait for the right guy to come along and not play around with those who aren't ;).
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Wolfen on October 22, 2009, 07:52:52 PM
Good to hear that things are moving in the right direction for you my brother. Still praying for you, that all continues to go well. God bless!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on October 24, 2009, 11:14:17 AM
Okay! This is a BIG one!!!!! My good friend who is an amputee who works with the famous Ertl Dr.s (one of who chopped my leg off) sent out an email to all his contacts this morning about the Amptrooper. With in minutes he got a phone call. A business owner who is a friend of his said "I want to buy him the Amptropper suit. Will $1,000.00 do it?"  He is cutting me a check for $1,000.00 to buy the Suit I need for the Amptrooper.
I am floored!!!! What do you say to that! I said, if he wants a Lightsaber I'll make whatever kind he wants!!  :D I was just so shocked! Still am!
That is crazy! So, this is really going to happen! For those who don't know what the Amptrooper is go here: http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=19740.0  The Amptrooper will still need donations as there are many other things that will need help. Print outs to hand out tshirts to give away to kids in the hospitals having birthdays and the website. All kinds of things to help with.
Here is the thing y'all can help with right now.
I need a suit! I can get a good fully put together "Stormtrooper" suit on ebay for about that price. I can wait and watch ebay for a good fully put together Clone Trooper suit. Or, if anyone here knows of someone that can build a Clone Trooper suit for that price or has one to sell that would be great. What do y'all think? Stormtrooper or Clone Trooper. I was thinking Clone because of all the kids watching the cartoon.
This is awesome! Praise God. I believe he is going to give that guy a big blessing for helping someone like that. I think God always bless those that help others! Amazing!
So, now, I really am The Amptrooper! Praise God!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: pneumoniaprone on October 24, 2009, 11:19:23 AM
wow that is seriously awesome and well deserved.

I applaud you for making the most of a bad situation and turning it into a positive force. The world needs more like you.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: rotsman09 on October 24, 2009, 11:20:18 AM
Okay! This is a BIG one!!!!! My good friend who is an amputee who works with the famous Ertl Dr.s (one of who chopped my leg off) sent out an email to all his contacts this morning about the Amptrooper. With in minutes he got a phone call. A business owner who is a friend of his said "I want to buy him the Amptropper suit. Will $1,000.00 do it?"  He is cutting me a check for $1,000.00 to buy the Suit I need for the Amptrooper.
I am floored!!!! What do you say to that! I said, if he wants a Lightsaber I'll make whatever kind he wants!!  :D I was just so shocked! Still am!
That is crazy! So, this is really going to happen! For those who don't know what the Amptrooper is go here: http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=19740.0  The Amptrooper will still need donations as there are many other things that will need help. Print outs to hand out tshirts to give away to kids in the hospitals having birthdays and the website. All kinds of things to help with.
Here is the thing y'all can help with right now.
I need a suit! I can get a good fully put together "Stormtrooper" suit on ebay for about that price. I can wait and watch ebay for a good fully put together Clone Trooper suit. Or, if anyone here knows of someone that can build a Clone Trooper suit for that price or has one to sell that would be great. What do y'all think? Stormtrooper or Clone Trooper. I was thinking Clone because of all the kids watching the cartoon.
This is awesome! Praise God. I believe he is going to give that guy a big blessing for helping someone like that. I think God always bless those that help others! Amazing!
So, now, I really am The Amptrooper! Praise God!
Wow That's great news Amp!!!! I'll look on ebay from time to time and if I see anything, I'll let you know!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on October 24, 2009, 12:28:36 PM
Does anyone know of any place to get Clone Trooper armor all ready assembled.
There is this place   http://www.starfortressproductions.com/clonearmorep2.html   but I heard he fled the country because he was wanted for raping kids. Sucks too because his armor is really nice but, there is no way I am giving him a dime. 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on October 24, 2009, 01:35:02 PM
No starforttress period.  Dude seriously you got the money.  "GOD IS GOOD." 

I know a lot about TK armor.  PM incoming.  ;)

Boots

http://www.caboots.com/c=1I1RvHYVqbimKZI922gIGTdLY/product/1SCSSTORM/STORMTROOPER_ANKLE_BOOTS.html

Go with a straight TK.  More people identify with the traditional TK armor.  DON't buy off ebay unless you get a good reference.  Many are UK and a ripoff.  Many are also fan made and cheaply done.

I recommend going with RT-mod from Canada or AP.  AP IMHO is the TK version of a CF soundboard.

Use triktoys voice amp to get you started.

Underarmor is a must as it is cooler and wicks away sweat and is breathable.  TK suits are HOT.  Make sure to get a two piece for the obvious reason.  Fun fact:   it takes the average person 20 minutes to get into TK armor. 

Use military nomex flight gloves.  The rubber ones used in the film are way too hot and don't breath.

Stay away from rubber neckseals as well for the same reason.  Get the fabric ones.

For the blaster just get the plastice kenner and the resin mod you can find all over ebay.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on October 29, 2009, 07:10:35 PM
So, as most of you know I am down to one leg now. I am also a drummer. It is my right leg missing. That would be the leg that plays the bass drum.
Last night I got invited to play drums for the church again. Man, was I ready to play them too! Someone brought in a double bass pedal. That is a pedal that has two beaters and two pedals. So, I set the high hat to a nice closed sound and played bass with my left foot.
It was odd at first but after about a minute I was flowin again. My drumming style is very much like Tim Alexander (Herb) from Primus.
I have to tone it down for church. I pride myself on accuracy, complexity, quality and feeling. I felt like I had that back. I was ready to tear it up! Luckily most of the songs we played were faster last night too! So that made it fun! I need to get a drum set again. You know, I sold my 1968 red sparkle Ludwig drum set for my motorcycle in which I got in my accident and lost my leg. God didn't give me the gift of motorcycle ridding! :-\
Should have kept the drums.

Also, not sure if y'all heard but an awesome, generous man has donated all the money needed to purchase the Stormtropper suit so that the Amptrooper can be real. I should have the money soon and I have a fella who is selling me the armor with everything included.
For those that know it is AP armor from ANH. I am going to paint it like the 501st in Force Unleashed. That paint job is now allowed by the 501st .
I contacted my local 501st and they are behind me all the way. We have some legal things to work out but they say I should be able to go to the hospitals as much as I want and have my own Amptrooper website for the kids. They may even be able to help with some of it!!!
God just amazes me more and more every day. Praise the Lord! I can't wait to see the look on the kids faces at the Atlanta hospital amputee Clinic and all the other places when they see a Stormtrooper walk in with a prosthetic leg! That is the blessing for me!  :) 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Torinn Zoler on November 08, 2009, 02:38:19 PM
Just saw the HFX Obi TPM conversion kit on TCSS.  ;D ;D

http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Hasbro-FX-Obi-Wan-TPM-conversion-kit-P491.aspx
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 10, 2009, 12:49:37 AM
Whoa. Lots of good news around here.  :)

Me, I'm just happy to be alive and well. That is good enough news for me. ^_^
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Wolfen on November 16, 2009, 03:41:50 PM
I got a PS3 today. Local walmart was selling a 160GB with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for the same price as the 120GB gameless version. I know that the old style consoles are bigger and noisier but I think the extra 40GB of hard drive is worth it. Plus, free game!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: darthmorbius on November 16, 2009, 09:15:07 PM
Darth Tyranus finally came back in old form, and started updating! :D

Seriously though, we got a new family member: An English Rabbit named: BANKAI.

I need to get some pics of her up!  She is white with Black eyeliner markings around her eyes, a black "beauty mark" Under her left eye, Black Stripe Running down her dack, Black ears, and the longest tail I have ever seen on a rabbit.

I named her Bankai, though she looks more like a Hollow from the Bleach Series.  We thought of naming her Tatsuki, Rukia, or Yoruichi, but I like Bankai, because she likes to play fight by doing her finishing move... a back flip.  It's weird.

If I can get a vid of her doing it, I'll post it, but she's kind of camera shy.

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Vosk on November 17, 2009, 05:38:33 PM
Well this week hasn't been too bad of a week for myself.  Even though I didn't wake up for school this morning because I went to bed late and my ambien knocks me out for a full 8 hours.  Anyhow...Shaak Ti and I have been talking to each other for basically a year, and have liked each other since day one.  At the time I was in a relationship so couldn't really ask her out or anything.  However, tonight I did and she said yes.  Grant her and I live in different states (she's in Cali and I'm in Utah), but we hope to one day jump the gun and meet in person.  Her and I are pretty happy right now and I have been more happy this week than I have lately.


I know there are few of you here that know Shaak Ti and I, so this maybe a bit of a surprise to you guys lol.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on November 17, 2009, 05:53:27 PM
*Clears throat, blushing* Yeah...it's surprising what life can bring you need it most, and how a friendship can become something more despite some of the roadblocks and bumps in the road. Hehe a Jedi and a Sith. Who would have thought ;-D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 18, 2009, 12:36:40 AM
Hmm...who will lure who down his or her respective path?  :o
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Vosk on November 18, 2009, 10:06:57 AM
LOL Darth Breather...I'm sure she'll lead me down the dark path. ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on November 18, 2009, 10:37:58 AM
What, me? *looks around innocently* I don't know what you're talking about  :D ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 18, 2009, 06:48:05 PM
Tsk tsk. This sounds like Romeo and Juliet all over again.  And Star Wars is already a space opera. :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on November 18, 2009, 08:12:00 PM
Yeah, but our parents dont even know eachother and Im certainly no Alderaanian Princess :D ;-D Besides, there's always room for another love story Hehe
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 19, 2009, 05:15:50 AM
Love story? Ah, that's right. Sith draw strength from passion.  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Vosk on November 19, 2009, 06:50:40 AM
xxx straight they do, hehe.  All though behind the scenes my character Vosk was once Jedi but he is now Sith when his master and fellow Jedi brothern left him for dead during a mission during the Clone Wars.  I won't get into that now though, don't wanna derail the thread.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthYoda on November 23, 2009, 10:31:02 PM
WOOHOOO! Ordered the parts to convert my MR Luke ANH Saber and this will be my first custom  ;D I'm so hyped!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 10, 2009, 11:41:37 PM
Congratulations, DarthYoda. :)

As for me, some money came in today. I can't use it for buying a new lightsaber, though. Gotta pay the bills first. :p

Nevertheless, more money is still a good thing. God willing, I'll be able to commission a smith by sometime next year. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Delta48 on December 11, 2009, 01:57:23 AM
Yeah, but our parents dont even know eachother and Im certainly no Alderaanian Princess :D ;-D Besides, there's always room for another love story Hehe
i was wandering what that second banner meant
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Hon_Rev on December 12, 2009, 11:43:13 AM
Well today is a great day!!

First, I woke up to another big snow storm! :o

Second, the mailman delivered the Star Wars Jedi vs. Sith series 1-6 that I won on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380183082039&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT ;D

Third, I found my MR Yoda .45 that has been lost for nine months under my chair! ???

And last but not least...

I have become a member of theImperial Royal Arms with my own page of works called "Regal Jedi" Come check it out http://www.imperialroyalarms.com/ :)

Good news on a good day! ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 12, 2009, 06:51:50 PM
Congratulations! =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthYoda on December 13, 2009, 07:09:53 PM
Only one more final to go through and I am done with college until next semester! I am going to vegitate for a couple days to recouperate LOL I have a week and a half of work to get through and then I will be off for the same amount of time. Yeah, being a teacher! muahahaha
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 13, 2009, 08:10:26 PM
Vegetables are good for your health. :)

Oh, well. My vacation will come soon. Gotta hang in there...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 18, 2009, 10:36:02 PM
At least three good things came up in the last couple of days:

1. Some more money came in, a portion of which will go to saving up for my first lightsaber. YAY!  ;D

2. Another audition opened up for me in one of my fields of interest--one that I know I can do. I'm going for it on Monday. Regardless of how it actually turns out, I'm going to enjoy the experience. Wish me luck, folks!  ;D

3. Finally, I am happy to report that I have lost the enemy I recently on these forums, and I've gained a new friend in the process. Through his subsequent actions, this person has shown me that he is indeed very much worthy of respect. I'm normally not happy about being wrong, but in this case, I'm glad I was wrong about him. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Torinn Zoler on December 19, 2009, 07:19:14 AM
Speaking of auditions, our school is holding a Talent Show in the first week of February, and the auditions for it are on Jan. 5. How many of you can guess what me and my friend are going to do? ;D ::)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Dai Bendu on December 19, 2009, 07:51:01 AM
Speaking of auditions, our school is holding a Talent Show in the first week of February, and the auditions for it are on Jan. 5. How many of you can guess what me and my friend are going to do? ;D ::)

Hmmm... Barber shop quartet?  ;D 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Torinn Zoler on December 19, 2009, 08:08:34 AM
You're close....... :D :D ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on December 19, 2009, 08:14:44 AM
So, I have been volunteering at the Boland Prosthetic Center. Well, I got to build my own leg!!!!
I CAN WALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
Here are the pictures! I don't look very happy because I just got up and I am sore from working 10 hour days for two days in a row on crutches.
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2FDSCN1725.jpg&hash=e34741863f0e5b2a609a207e9298a26b63c4764c)(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2FDSCN1726.jpg&hash=7f3fe5de9d9d549892523efbf61f6c00bf03badd)(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2FDSCN1735.jpg&hash=84138e7d885dd50e2c2207bd760f6ae706a02b8e)(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2FDSCN1736.jpg&hash=6e101c6a4f43eb75710420fbbbdc0a0c6de6ecf9)
 ANd here is a preview of the AmpTrooper!
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2FDSCF0224.jpg&hash=fffaba1acd8a10fa904ad0974ddb2646317d48f7)(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2FDSCF0226.jpg&hash=4ce6c66ba74397cbb413cafb0a15beab824df812)
To Ben, my guess is Accappella!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aelde Renn on December 19, 2009, 08:22:23 AM
Looks awesome Amp!  Congrats and keep up the updates!  Was it hard to build?  At least this way, you know how it all goes together if you have to work on it!   ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Dai Bendu on December 19, 2009, 08:53:14 AM
Looking good Amp! Congrats on being able to walk again!

@ Ben Skywalker: No barber shop huh?  Um.. pan flutes?

J\K of course. How many of you are there going to end up being?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on December 19, 2009, 09:21:15 AM
Wow Corey... that leg looks AWESOME!!!

Great job on the paint job on the AmpTrooper outfit. Kids are going to FLIP OUT!!! I'm excited FOR them :)

Great news indeed. God IS Good!!!

Bless you, my firend :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Dai Bendu on December 19, 2009, 09:35:14 AM
I got laid off from work last week!!!!

Oh the good news cafe.

Seriously, it's a seasonal lay off. I fully expect to go back to work in early spring.

So, winter vacation time with my 4 yr. old. Don't have to sell anything to get by (yet). And plenty of time to  get a few sabers finished.

I guess it could be worse  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 19, 2009, 03:58:41 PM
*patpats Dai Bendu*

Thanks for sharing the good news, people. Congratulations  on your good fortune.  8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on December 19, 2009, 04:44:56 PM
Hmmmm.... :-D Geek Love ;-) Found the love of my life and he's a fellow geek hehe
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 19, 2009, 08:57:23 PM
Sounds geek to me. ;p
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on December 19, 2009, 09:06:12 PM
Or "It's all Geek to me." ;D

Alright, enough with the crazy puns ;).

Good News... God has given me the grace and strength to patch up some rough spots with my closest friend that we had. It's been a rougher road than I would have liked... I was under so much stress that I sort of "shut down" and she did the same thing, and it created a large rift. I spent some time talking with a mentor of mine and got to destress and get some Godly advice. While things aren't still quite "back to normal" they are a lot better than they were, and for that, I'm grateful.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on December 19, 2009, 09:10:30 PM
Awesome knews MD.  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Kota on December 20, 2009, 05:54:05 AM
I have some good News :) and some bad News. :( :( :( (I hate bad News >:( >:( >:()

The good News is that x mas is in five days  :o :o :o :D :D and the bad News I
am trapped in my house because I have  12" of snow  all a round me  :) :( :( :) :( :( :o
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 20, 2009, 03:41:29 PM
Congratulations, Master Durangus. Reconciliation is nice. :)

*patpats General Kota* You all right there? Got enough supplies and all? o.o
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Kota on December 22, 2009, 08:22:47 AM
I have more good News  :) x mas is in three days  :D :D :D :D ;) ;) ;) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)  :) :) :) :o :o :o :o

I still have 8" of snow but I am not trapped any more  :) :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on December 22, 2009, 11:56:04 AM
Bah humbug... All I have to say.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Kota on December 22, 2009, 12:04:37 PM
HAHAHA bbbboooo :D Bah humbug!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 22, 2009, 12:06:40 PM
Awesome news Amp.  Love the new kicks AND the new trooper outfit.

Durangus, friendships are like any relationship.  There's ups and downs.  My best friend and I have gotten into absolute screaming matches, complete with slamming doors and words we try hard to pretend were never said.  But we always figure it out.  (besides, I know where all the bodies are buried.   ;) )

Life is simple when there are no options.  That's what I try to live by.  I choose to not have the option of not training, I choose to not have the option of not being able to save for the future, so I made some hard choices to help me towards my goal of earning more money.

By this time next year, I'll have a diploma in Medical Billing and Coding and will be able to either supplement my current income or make this a full time career.

This is going to mean getting up early, class is from 7:15am to 10:45am, then work at 11am until 8pm, but I've done this before, and I'm definitely not the first, nor the last to burn my candle at both ends.  But I look at it this way, sleeping doesn't earn me money (no sleep studies in my area, pooh!) I do this, and I won't have to choose between a Jay Gon or a GC saber, I'll just get both!

Corey, PM incoming!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Kota on December 22, 2009, 12:45:00 PM
 Good news I found out what my christmas tree favorite christmas song. ;)


Oh cf Oh cf how I need you on the tree.the why you make my tree so bright and make it sound so nice.
Oh cf oh cf how you can play my trees mp3s and how you make my tree look so cool. :D Oh cf Oh cf how you are the pride of my tree. :)






Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 22, 2009, 01:54:16 PM
Bah humbug... All I have to say.

You can borrow my santa hat that says Bah Humbug! on it, Shaak.  :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Kota on December 22, 2009, 02:25:17 PM
were did you get the hat?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 22, 2009, 09:57:41 PM
Glad to hear you folks are doing well. :)

As for me, I just saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLo1u_h2NNo

And to think I had just finished my audition a couple of days ago.  :D Looking forward to playing this game next year.

Anyway, I'm not 100% sure if I'll get a part in the series I auditioned for--I think I did some lines for some characters better than others. Regardless of what happens, though, I can rest in the assurance that I gave it my best shot when I was there.  8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 23, 2009, 12:30:40 AM
were did you get the hat?

Bought it at Lowe's of all places 2-3 years ago. Was there picking up some lowe's type stuff and passed by it.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: darth_call on December 24, 2009, 06:54:40 AM
Ahhhh, Christmas Eve!

First, I would like to Thank BARRIS OFFEE for sending both MJ and I a heart felt gift of Trader Joe's chocolate. She and her sister are 2 of nicest, most generous ladies this planet has.

This wookie LOVES Chocolate, and though I am no connoisseur of the confection, I enjoy the different variety and sampling new ( to me) variations of it. I think the box of perppermint Joe Joe's, (seemingly a dark chocolate covered choclate cookie with RICH perppermint cream filling) is my new favorite snack.

Thank you Barris, and pass a heart felt thanks and big wookie hug to your sister, she's great!



I hope all of our forum members have a safe holiday season, and PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR!

Take a little time out over the next few days to do something nice for someone u dont know, ....let the lady behind you at the register go ahead of you, let the car waiting on a side street go, give your mail carrier a box of cookies, ......whatever. Just dont get up in the hustle and bustle, let it pass u seemingly indifferently as it would any other day.
Spread the joy.

 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 24, 2009, 09:10:01 AM
I want to express my heartfelt sentiment that led to the mailing of chocolates:  Chewie and MJ are definitely Good People.  When I had the opportunity to visit them earlier this year, I was able to see first hand that they are as down to earth, and helpful, and gracious, and neighborly as anyone would ever hope to meet.  I felt that we were old friends, and I hope that time will play that out.

As for taking the Holiday Spirit and paying it forward, that's an awesome idea.  I think that we here on the boards show that 'community' and 'neighbors' are relative terms.  I've seen people here routinely offering their time and expertise and patience to people they know but have never or rarely met, let's extend the same to the people we meet but don't or slightly know.

And who knows, maybe it'll just become a habit that we end up doing all year round!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on December 29, 2009, 11:48:03 AM
Glad to hear you folks are doing well. :)

As for me, I just saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLo1u_h2NNo

And to think I had just finished my audition a couple of days ago.  :D Looking forward to playing this game next year.

Anyway, I'm not 100% sure if I'll get a part in the series I auditioned for--I think I did some lines for some characters better than others. Regardless of what happens, though, I can rest in the assurance that I gave it my best shot when I was there.  8)

That's really cool, what part did you audition for?

I've played second opinion but I'm not a surgery fan tbh lol Still fun at times...

And Barriss- I often scold my friends who moan that they have to work from 7-1 and "cant be a**ed" despite having a job in this recession, so it's good to know someone accepts it as money in their pocket and a reason why they can still eat! AND buy lightsabers, arguably more important than food lol !
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 30, 2009, 11:02:26 PM

That's really cool, what part did you audition for?

I've played second opinion but I'm not a surgery fan tbh lol Still fun at times...

Oh, I didn't audition for Trauma Team. I tried out for another project done by another client. I only posted the link to the Trauma Team video because it reminded me so much of my audition. :)

Sorry for the unintentional mix-up. It would be a blast do do voicework for Atlus someday, though. :p

Anyway, I tried out for three parts in an animated series done by an indie studio: a bounty hunter with a Texan accent, a cracker jack-type of guy and a generic robot soldier. XD

And I'm very pleased to meet a fellow Trauma Center series player!  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on December 31, 2009, 09:15:03 AM
Ach no worries on the mix up.

Atlus make some good games, good project(s) to work on.

I kinda stopped at Second Opinion but it was fun fighting of strange diseases and cutting with lasers!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 31, 2009, 06:51:53 PM
Ach no worries on the mix up.

Atlus make some good games, good project(s) to work on.

I kinda stopped at Second Opinion but it was fun fighting of strange diseases and cutting with lasers!

Yup! The good news is that Trauma Team will involve much, much more than just cutting things with scalpels and lasers. :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Jedye on December 31, 2009, 08:07:12 PM
Anyone heard from Amptrooper lately?  Hadn't seen him on in a while.... hope he's doing ok with the new leg. 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on December 31, 2009, 08:32:45 PM
He's on right now.  ;)

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 31, 2009, 08:50:26 PM
I actually spoke, er, emailed with him last week (i think) about our webcomic.  He seems to be doing well, but we expected to get back into the swing of things after the holidays and such.

On a personal front tonight has shown me who my friends are.  The ones who have called or contacted me in some way just to convey their well wishes and hopes for my bright future - they have shown me where I belong and on whom I can rely.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 01, 2010, 01:07:37 AM
On a personal front tonight has shown me who my friends are.  The ones who have called or contacted me in some way just to convey their well wishes and hopes for my bright future - they have shown me where I belong and on whom I can rely.

In my case, it was an error on my part that showed me who my true friends were and are.  The real attitudes and personalities of people tend come out when one makes mistakes. :p
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: darth_call on January 01, 2010, 01:09:00 AM
On a personal front tonight has shown me who my friends are.  The ones who have called or contacted me in some way just to convey their well wishes and hopes for my bright future - they have shown me where I belong and on whom I can rely.

In my case, it was an error on my part that showed me who my true friends were and are.  The real attitudes and personalities of people tend come out when one makes mistakes. :p

perhaps u just patted them a little too hard.


It'll be OK.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Jedye on January 01, 2010, 01:15:26 AM
*patpats Dearth Breather*

Good friends are always in abundance when times are great.

TRUE friends are there when you need them.   ;)

(and usually have a *patpat* for you)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 01, 2010, 04:11:06 AM

perhaps u just patted them a little too hard.

It'll be OK.

Hrm. There's a consideration. o_o

Thank you, though. Here's a New Year's one for you. *patpats*

*patpats Dearth Breather*

Good friends are always in abundance when times are great.

TRUE friends are there when you need them.   ;)

(and usually have a *patpat* for you)

Aye. I'm fortunate to have at least One True Friend who's always there for me. :)

And here's one for you as well: *patpats*
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 01, 2010, 08:25:50 AM
wow. It was brought to my attention that I've been a bit maudlin lately. It might have come across as such, and I do tend to be moody around this time of year, but I posted this because I recently came to a hard decision about a relationship that just wasn't working for me.

I'm rather happy.  Isn't it amazing that the most difficult situations can be resolved just be leaving?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 02, 2010, 05:51:39 PM
Letting go and moving on? Yeah. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on January 03, 2010, 04:17:50 PM
Here's some good news...

After months of prayers and preparation, this finally happened:
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=22089.0

I consider it a blessing to have this opportunity, and humbled for the chance to share what I know with our great community here... :)

God is good.... ;D

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on January 03, 2010, 04:48:16 PM
Congrats Ray :). I'm sure your skills will be much desired around these forums and the pieces you offer will be quite popular. I wish you luck in the venture.

-MD
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on January 03, 2010, 09:31:07 PM
Thanks MD...

BTW... Happy New Year to you and your fam (and to everyone here as well :) )

God Bless you all this year,
JYN(Ray)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on January 10, 2010, 01:08:45 AM
Ok... so I've been on here for awhile now... seen SOOOOO many cool sigs... and always wanted one.

I'm aware that Fx-Sabers Sig makers are on hold at the moment.

Never did one before.... so I decided to teach myself how to do it.

I learned how to make a gif and animate it within an hour.

Made my sig in just about that amount of time... and now I have a Sig EXACTLY as I pictured it in my head :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 10, 2010, 03:00:21 PM
I had just about the best day of my life yesterday  ;D ;D ;D ...I am now dating (again) the VERY FIRST boyfriend I ever had.   :o ;D ;D  We first started dating over 13 years ago.   :D  He is a total sweetheart and I am very happy when I am with him.   ;D ;D ;D  Here is a pic.  ;D

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi776.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy41%2Fthisismespam%2FMichaelgorgeous.jpg&hash=4774a95711da03f0f90ade95eb73a9ef2d0133e4)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on January 10, 2010, 04:20:10 PM
 ;D

    He sort of looks like a young lucas. ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 10, 2010, 04:34:07 PM
;D

    He sort of looks like a young lucas. ;D

OMG THAT is HILARIOUS!!!   ;D :o ::) ;D :D  :-\ ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on January 10, 2010, 06:07:43 PM
Congrats Aurora...

Now if it were up to your "family" here on FX... and we all acted like "brothers" and "sisters".... we'd have to "screen" him first....

Make sure he's acceptable for you....

You know... interrogate him... rough him up... think Meet the Fockers... Volleyball scene... interrogation room ... I'm sure all of you can think of other ways to harrass him.... :) (jk).

Real test... does he like lightsabers and Star Wars as well...

Even more important... do you like him and does he treat you well.

Yes to both... you're golden :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 10, 2010, 09:30:26 PM
THANKS!!!  ;D ;D ;D  ....sadly, he is more of a Star Trek fan.... I will have to whip him into shape with some sabers  :P  lol  I am very happy with him and he treats me well "so far."  ;D We shall see. lol  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on January 10, 2010, 10:45:22 PM
Ok... so I've been on here for awhile now... seen SOOOOO many cool sigs... and always wanted one.

I'm aware that Fx-Sabers Sig makers are on hold at the moment.

Never did one before.... so I decided to teach myself how to do it.

I learned how to make a gif and animate it within an hour.

Made my sig in just about that amount of time... and now I have a Sig EXACTLY as I pictured it in my head :)


Look at you, all uber-creative! Nice sig, man!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on January 10, 2010, 10:48:04 PM
Thanks Caine... was on the fence about sporting sunglasses... but you already beat me to it :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on January 10, 2010, 10:54:42 PM
Thanks Caine... was on the fence about sporting sunglasses... but you already beat me to it :)

That along with the saber and the AC/DC shirt make me all the more powerful and attractive in the first place.  ;)

HAHA.

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on January 11, 2010, 01:02:36 AM
Funny you mention that... I saw an ACDC shirt/onesie at Target yesterday on clearance... size 6 months... thought of your son.

Thanks Caine... was on the fence about sporting sunglasses... but you already beat me to it :)

That along with the saber and the AC/DC shirt make me all the more powerful and attractive in the first place.  ;)

HAHA.



Debateable on the attractive bit... or at least in my wife's eyes :)

Many a cool points though for the shirt and saber... btw.. where was the picture taken... Endor? Ewoks hiding in the bushes (jk). :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Tenuous on January 11, 2010, 08:23:45 AM
today is the day i declare my return to the forum! it's also the day i declare myself drug free at last!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on January 11, 2010, 10:23:09 AM
Hey DT...

today is the day i declare my return to the forum! it's also the day i declare myself drug free at last!

Now that is some GREAT NEWS!!!

Congrats and welcome back :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Dai Bendu on January 11, 2010, 11:10:01 AM
today is the day i declare my return to the forum! it's also the day i declare myself drug free at last!

Congrats indeed! Welcome back!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 11, 2010, 11:41:29 AM
Darth Tenuous, welcome back our warmest hopes and thoughts are with you.

Aurora, as long has he continues to treat you in the manner you should be treated - somewhere above royalty somewhere below goddesshood - things should be fine.  Even if he's a Trekkie.  lol   :D

And if he doesn't, well, I'm with JYN, I'm sure we could think of SOMETHING in defense of our Saber Sister!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 11, 2010, 12:45:37 PM
Hahaha thank you  ;D ;D  I just got back from seeing him and I miss him already.   ;D  I think it will just take some time before I know for sure that he is going to continue to treat me right.   ;D ;D  We can beat him with a lightsaber until he turns to the Wars side of the Star  ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on January 11, 2010, 03:57:09 PM
Strong is the Trekkie side, but not that strong!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on January 11, 2010, 04:39:34 PM
Welcome back DTv2 ;D

Glad to see you back... and drug-free! Congrats man! 8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on January 11, 2010, 05:24:27 PM
 ;D

I was  asked today by my company to build a lightsaber for the ceo of Mizkan !!What a life lol :D :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 11, 2010, 05:33:28 PM
your reputation does precede you, you crazy Wizard!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on January 11, 2010, 05:37:38 PM
 :D :D


The crazy part of this is I'm started this saber from a mixed  box of parts and  a little  magic from my lathe.In other words---I'm having fun with this lol :D :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 11, 2010, 05:54:03 PM
so of course there's going to be pics and a build log, right? right!  yay! another ben kenobi original!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on January 11, 2010, 06:01:20 PM
Sounds great Ben! :D Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! That's an awesome opportunity 8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Tenuous on January 11, 2010, 09:58:14 PM
thanks guys, it's been a hard few months, but taking it one day at a time. it's true, strong is the dark side...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dazan Raahl on January 21, 2010, 10:09:06 AM
thanks guys, it's been a hard few months, but taking it one day at a time. it's true, strong is the dark side...

No! Not stronger.... easier, more seductive... ;)


Great to hear DT, our thoughts are with you!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on January 21, 2010, 03:11:07 PM
A couple of good news...

First off... the largest layoff at my work happened. Praise the Lord, I was not one of them. :)

Secondly... I can see. (both me and my wife had Lasik surgery done this past Friday).

22 years later of glasses and contacts.... NO MORE!!!..... except when I get older, may need reading glasses... surgery can't fix aging eyes. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Hon_Rev on January 21, 2010, 03:27:47 PM
Thats great news JYN!! ;D On both accounts! My GF needs to get eye surgery too, maybe someday! ;) Congrats my friend!

My good news...I had a major sale and my birthday is coming up so Im celebrating with my first custom saber! ;D ;D I should know tonight if it going to go through or not so wish me luck! 8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on January 21, 2010, 04:02:35 PM
I got nominated by my math instructor for a statewide math award.  I was really quite shocked as math used to be my very WORST TIMES ENFINITY subject!  But that made me real happy.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on January 21, 2010, 04:10:51 PM
Congrats General Veers!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on January 21, 2010, 04:18:57 PM
Congrats Veers  :D

My Mum has had serious hip problems and pains for over a year now and she's going in for hip replacement surgery next week. An end to over a year of severe pains.

And my Student Loan came through, part of which is going to my very first custom saber and a pair of Mando dog tags by Hon_Rev !
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on January 21, 2010, 05:01:45 PM
Cool!  Congrats to all!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 26, 2010, 04:22:40 AM
Congrats to all! :D

As for me, I've committed to doing work for a new client--one that involves writing a script for a certain game. God willing, I'll be able to give him my best!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on January 29, 2010, 04:32:16 PM
Hey y'all,
It has been a while since I have posted here. I just wanted to check in and say hi and share with y'all some things that have been going on.
So, I start Monday at my new job as a prosthetic tech. at the same place I got my leg. He actually let me make my own leg.
It is a carbon fiber socket with a College Park True Step. Besides my intense nerve pain and that I get tired fast it is working out fine.
I also am driving now and we used part of the tax money to buy me a car! It is a 1988 Toyota MR2 in great shape. It is very rare as it is
supercharged, fully loaded with power everything, leather interior, t-tops that do not leak and a rare orange pearl mica color. Only 150 were made with these options and color! It goes 0-60 in 6.5 seconds  ;D and handles like a dream!
Loving it!!!!(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi963.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae117%2Fpogokat%2F1988%2520Toyota%2520MR2%2FIMG_2848.jpg&hash=785bd26b97019a3131839b2f2a95d73df2bd1ee2)
The ApmTrooper is coming along well! I have to retake pictures for my promotional pamphlets. I do my first trooping in Atlanta on Saint Patrick's Day.
I am also working within the 501st costuming group to make a purple heart status for those of us that are Stormtroopers and have a "disability". THis is to make it so that we do not have to be subject to the same codes as as others and would be the first to be called on to go to the hospitals and cheer up the kids and show them that it is not a disability unless YOU make it one. So, here are the first AmpTrooper pictures. More will come this weekend!
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2FDSCF0226.jpg&hash=4ce6c66ba74397cbb413cafb0a15beab824df812)
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2FDSCF0229.jpg&hash=47fed4875d3013764e5a98d191080d433dc2a078)
Stupid crutch!  ::)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on January 29, 2010, 05:09:44 PM
Congrats to all! :D

As for me, I've committed to doing work for a new client--one that involves writing a script for a certain game. God willing, I'll be able to give him my best!
Awesome, what is the game if you don't mind my asking?

I really enjoy writing and I would love to write scripts for Video games, that's if my film career doesn't follow through (not an actor).
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: The Highwayman on January 29, 2010, 05:43:33 PM
MR2... those are pretty nice cars, and that's coming from an import hater. ;D ;D all American muscle here baby... :o :D :D But seriously, those turbocharged cars are quick. They look a lot like a Pontiac Fiero. and they only weigh like 2200 lbs. Lightness equals speed... :D

Good news... it's snowing. Bad news, I'm home with nothing to do except watch SG-1 and try ot sleep. :D :D I'd like ot see some more pics of the MR2 to pass the time Amp. :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on January 29, 2010, 06:07:33 PM
Amp that is so AWESOME and GREAT news.  I'm hoping the 501st makes this an option.  You're gonna make your mark on the 501st.  Way to go trooper.  ;D

Cool about the car also.  I always loved the MR2.  Sweet car.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: WEDGE ANTILLES on January 29, 2010, 06:27:15 PM
for Amptrooper: 

check vader's right hand.   ;)   where the glove hangs down. 
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5601/img0954ssmall.jpg





[edit]


background:   my daughter was 4 (maybe 5?).  her favorite scene was the part where princess Leia confronts Vader in the tantiveIV.  why? because of the way the movie starts: when vader walks in, his own troops are afraid of him.  he's pure Bad.  then here comes this pint-sized brunette who actually tells him off (!) she's not afraid of anything. 

so on the way to the event my daughter was looking forward to confronting Darth Vader but when she finally saw him in person she froze in her tracks. she clung to me like a koala bear. she said "what if he tells his troopers to 'Take Her Away!'?"

but the guy in the suit was very entertaining and he set her at ease right away by trying to shake her hand with his floppy glove.  she giggled and we snapped our pics. afterwards she said, she was just like princess Leia:  'not afraid of anything'. 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on January 29, 2010, 11:07:30 PM
Amp... GREAT CAR.... I need a fast car :(

Can't wait to see the promotional pics... LITERALLY  ;)

Wedge... I LOVE this story!!!

Breather... good luck with the job op!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 01, 2010, 01:02:34 AM
Breather... good luck with the job op!!!

Some things have come up since then, so I'm not sure if it's still push through. Thanks, though. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 08, 2010, 05:32:04 AM
It's not every day that you get to meet FX forum members in person. XD

I'll leave it up to Jedi Yar Nala to post the pictures, since he's the one with the camera. :p
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 08, 2010, 12:05:23 PM
AWESOME!!! oh you guys HAVE TO post those pics!!!


Part of this is good, part of this is bad, so I'll just put it here:

As for me, I'm no longer deathly ill, just really sick!  :D Caught a nasty upper respiratory infection, 2 days in, went to the dentist for a deep cleaning so thorough it was 2 shades away from a root canal.  went home with half of my face paralyzed for the rest of the day.

For the rest of the weekend I was miserable, feverish, in pain, missed out on work, school, doing anything but bein miserable.  Got into a nasty fight with a friend because I was in so much misery.  Said things I shouldn't have, have no way to take them back, it's all my fault, and he'll probably never talk to me again.  What do I say? I didn't mean all those things I was texting, I was distracted by the crackling in my lungs?  To be fair, I think he misunderstood what I was trying to say, and that just led the way for everything to go pear shaped.

But the good part? News I want to share with him, news I want him to be the first to hear, news he's been hoping would happen for me for AGES, news that probably only he would get the significance of. And because of my stupidness, now probably doesn't care about.

Dang. I should have posted this in the vent thread.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Kota on February 08, 2010, 12:15:08 PM
I have got in 3 snow falls of 10-15 inchs of snow in the past 6 weeks and more snow is to come tomorrow :) :) :) :) :) :)    I love the snow!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 08, 2010, 12:19:38 PM
Kota, buddy, can you keep it for a few extra days?  we're supposed to get a DOOZY on Wednesday, which is the day that I'm going to see a Broadway play - with tickets I bought back in November.  So, I can take some on thursday, or Friday, but NOT Wednesday!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 08, 2010, 08:45:30 PM
AWESOME!!! oh you guys HAVE TO post those pics!!!

Interesting. I didn't realize that a picture of me sticking my tongue out at the camera was awe-inspiring. XD


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As for me, I'm no longer deathly ill, just really sick!  :D Caught a nasty upper respiratory infection, 2 days in, went to the dentist for a deep cleaning so thorough it was 2 shades away from a root canal.  went home with half of my face paralyzed for the rest of the day.

For the rest of the weekend I was miserable, feverish, in pain, missed out on work, school, doing anything but bein miserable.  Got into a nasty fight with a friend because I was in so much misery.  Said things I shouldn't have, have no way to take them back, it's all my fault, and he'll probably never talk to me again.  What do I say? I didn't mean all those things I was texting, I was distracted by the crackling in my lungs?  To be fair, I think he misunderstood what I was trying to say, and that just led the way for everything to go pear shaped.

But the good part? News I want to share with him, news I want him to be the first to hear, news he's been hoping would happen for me for AGES, news that probably only he would get the significance of. And because of my stupidness, now probably doesn't care about.

Dang. I should have posted this in the vent thread.

*triple patpats*

No wonder you've been incommunicado lately. Never fear, you're in good hands! You're still on my prayer list, and I know Yar Nala will add you to his once he gets wind of this...

As for what to say to your friend..."I'm sorry. Please forgive me" might be good.  8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on February 08, 2010, 09:04:15 PM
To any relationship - friends, Co-workers, husband and wife, etc...communication is key. Every counselor will tell you that. Sis, my suggestion is to talk to him, calmly, and clear the air. But it's up to you to share the good news first or after you two have a much needed talk. There isnt any fault to either of you, from what I can understand. You two may feel silly after you two figure it all out ;-)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on February 10, 2010, 05:14:43 PM
http://s610.photobucket.com/albums/tt182/JediYarNala/?action-view&current=DavidandRay.flv

sorry..having trouble making this clicky...mods... please help...


Alright...here you go... from two different hemispheres... two legends.... an epic meeting....
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on February 11, 2010, 07:52:32 AM
Oh yeah... forgot... yeah Bariss... you are on my prayer list, as Dearth anticipated.....

*Pat Pats*     (That's my best Dearth impression)   :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on February 11, 2010, 01:59:37 PM
 :( @ Barriss, xxx that sucks. My advice is to talk to him, apolgize profusely if need be and make him understand the situation. I was there recently, got annoyed at a friend and said things I shouldn't but we talked it out and both of us understand the problems.

Of course this is a few days later so if it has been sorted- great!

I have literally no good news aside from a couple DVDs and games being bought...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Hon_Rev on February 11, 2010, 02:27:38 PM
I got some good news for ya Doc... :o

Your metal for your Dog tags arrived today! Its called Argentium silver and is tarnish proof! Im excited to work with it and will soon use it exclusively. Stay tuned...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on February 11, 2010, 03:32:47 PM
http://s610.photobucket.com/albums/tt182/JediYarNala/?action-view&current=DavidandRay.flv

sorry..having trouble making this clicky...mods... please help...


Alright...here you go... from two different hemispheres... two legends.... an epic meeting....

Are your trying to post the gallery or one pic in particular? The link goes to your photobucket gallery. I'm trying to fix the link above for ya...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 12, 2010, 12:00:55 PM
Thanks for the PatPats everyone!  :D  Oh, it does my heart good to know that I'm thought of when I'm away!

I've been incommunicato, because I am STILL sick!  :o  i'm back at work, and back at school, but people are avoiding me like the plague - and if it weren't for the lack of black spots around my lymph nodes, i'd be thinking I actually had it!  lol

I'm also not around much because I was STOOPID!!!!!! going to school for 3 hours a day BEFORE working a full 9 hour day, 5 days a week, and then studying after I get home (start chapter Monday, have Chapter test Friday) does not leave me much spare time.  My modding hours have been limited to my lunch hour, and not even then, if it's a particularly tricky chapter.  (we are NOT going into everything that can go wrong with your skin.  I'm starting therapy for that next week)

Oh yeah, Bestest Friend's daughter's 1st birthday party is April 10th, so I'm now crocheting a party dress for the wee one.

Yeah, i'm nuts...

BUT, on the update, got a rather stern text, ooh, it was scary. We'll see...

As for the good news, it's mine.  A few know, but at the moment it's only the possibility of good things. I'll wait until it becomes a reality before I gush and squeak and run around in circles.  The surprising part is that I even have the possibility at all.  A month ago, I was resigned that it would forever remain a fantasy, so I'll take the possibility.  If it slips away, and all I have left is that I had the possibility, I'll take it.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on February 12, 2010, 01:40:46 PM
Glad to hear that Barriss, I remember going to school 3-4 hours a day and pulling a 36 hour a week shift, plus with kids...I thought I was going to go insane!

But now for my good news.  My wife and I, just finalized the purchase of our first home.  Its not new, but its new to us.  Built in the 1960's, 1500 square fee, 3bd 2 bath, and the back yard is twice as big as the house.  Lots of room for the kids to play and big enough to get a dog finally :).  Final purchase price came out to 76,000.00 (I live in Merced California).

The prices were crazy for the last four years, so we had to live with family or rent places out, but I think the wait paid off.  The house next door to this one was sold 3 years ago for 290,000.00 So I think I got a good price.

:)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on February 12, 2010, 05:51:14 PM
 :o :o

I'm on vacation next week!!Whoooot :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on February 12, 2010, 09:56:33 PM
Awesome news Nartules, congrats.  Don't forget about the ta incentives. $8000 credit for first time buyers and $6500 for upgrading.  ;)  Those are credits not itemized deductions.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on February 12, 2010, 11:59:35 PM
No school yesterday, no school monday... 4 day weekend! Yay! Alas...they are always too short...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on February 13, 2010, 04:20:42 PM
I just finished my second saber!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Torinn Zoler on February 14, 2010, 05:51:07 AM
I ordered my Obi conversion kit yesterday! ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 15, 2010, 12:19:04 AM
Kudos to all. :) (Get well soon, Barris.)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 16, 2010, 01:07:36 PM
got an 89.1 for my first semester of school! woulda gotten a 91.1 but they take off for attendance.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 16, 2010, 06:30:39 PM
got an 89.1 for my first semester of school! woulda gotten a 91.1 but they take off for attendance.

Something to look forward to for next semester, then. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Shivilow on February 17, 2010, 11:27:39 AM
I have five things to boast about first things first I got a new job first one since 2004!!! yay!!! Secondly I'm gonna get another Do-Clo Saber!!!! On friday It SNOWED in ALABAMA!!!!! next I was the top sells woman in my district and I was number 2 out of 80 other employes boooyah!!!And lastly I am a level 43 on Call of Duty ModerWar fare 2 on the xbox 20 more levles from now I will prestege!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 17, 2010, 04:20:33 PM
Congrats to Shivilow, and to all of you guys. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: wookieecrisp on February 17, 2010, 04:35:09 PM
'Grats all!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on February 17, 2010, 05:32:35 PM
 :D :D

My twin sister and I went to the dog track today;and,took 60.00 to bet ;and,cleared 950.00.Not bad for a crazy old wizard lol :D :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Big Boss on February 17, 2010, 05:58:05 PM
just started working out again and i feel great :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 17, 2010, 06:13:38 PM
just started working out again and i feel great :)

Just came from my workout and I feel tired. XD

...In a good way.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on February 17, 2010, 06:29:14 PM
My life pretty much stinks but atleast I have a sweet man who loves me and can make me laugh and smile when I need it the most :-) I wouldnt trade him for all the world!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 17, 2010, 07:07:33 PM
Knowing that we are loved gives us strength. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on February 17, 2010, 09:04:50 PM
Indeed it does :-) Before he entered my life I barely smiled, laughed rarely and I was getting sick physically and in the soul. Love in all its shades and forms is a wonderous thing. In my case...I have someone to better myself for as well as the greatest source of support and motivation Ive ever had. Yes...this Sith in Jedi skin is getting mushy lol
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 18, 2010, 02:54:31 AM
Enjoy it. It's nice to have Valentine's Day all year around. XD
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 20, 2010, 08:17:48 PM
Well, if a girl can't have roses sent to her, she can have a saber:
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=22940.0 (http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=22940.0)  No, it's not a Valentine's Day present, but it is from my very good friend, Eastern57. With all that is going on in his life, he found the time to make Sonata for me.  I couldn't be more honored!

E, it's wonderful, you're wonderful, I couldn't be happier. I'll cherish it, honor it, and most importantly (as you've said before) I'll use it constantly - and think of you every time.

 :-*
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: eastern57 on February 20, 2010, 08:35:56 PM
Well, if a girl can't have roses sent to her, she can have a saber:
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=22940.0 (http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=22940.0)  No, it's not a Valentine's Day present, but it is from my very good friend, Eastern57. With all that is going on in his life, he found the time to make Sonata for me.  I couldn't be more honored!

E, it's wonderful, you're wonderful, I couldn't be happier. I'll cherish it, honor it, and most importantly (as you've said before) I'll use it constantly - and think of you every time.

 :-*

You're welcome. ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on February 20, 2010, 09:46:26 PM
That's very sweet, Eastern! :-) Poor sis needed a pick me up, so I thank ya too 8) Barriss...nice thing about sabers...they dont need water and dont die :-(
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 21, 2010, 03:54:08 AM
Hrm. Maybe I should ask eastern to make me a saber whenever I need encouragement.  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: jock109 on February 21, 2010, 04:57:51 AM
After 5 weeks of persistent headaches i go for some physio tomorrow which will hopefully do what medication has failed to thus far!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 21, 2010, 07:11:21 AM
After 5 weeks of persistent headaches i go for some physio tomorrow which will hopefully do what medication has failed to thus far!!

*patpats*
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ArkaiHalon on February 23, 2010, 01:11:03 PM
After 5 weeks of persistent headaches i go for some physio tomorrow which will hopefully do what medication has failed to thus far!!

I can relate. I have CRS. Chronic Headache Syndrome. I've had a headache every day for the last 20 years. literally.

On the good news note, my second child is due to arrive any day now. Possibly as soon as tomorrow.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Saarai on February 23, 2010, 01:28:45 PM
After 5 weeks of persistent headaches i go for some physio tomorrow which will hopefully do what medication has failed to thus far!!

I can relate. I have CRS. Chronic Headache Syndrome. I've had a headache every day for the last 20 years. literally.

On the good news note, my second child is due to arrive any day now. Possibly as soon as tomorrow.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

CONGRATS MAN!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: jock109 on February 23, 2010, 03:14:46 PM
Agreed, CONGRATS Arkai. Can't see the lack of sleep helping your CRS any though! Looks my headaches are curable at least. Inflamation of joints in neck vertibrae or swollen discs between neck vertibrae are the preliminary diagnoses so more good news of sorts for the cafe lol
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 23, 2010, 08:47:47 PM
Congratulations, ArkaiHalon. *patpats everyone*

I repeat my offer: If anyone to learn a shiatsu technique to help ease headache pain, just send me a pm. It won't take the place of consulting a bona fide medical professional, but it definitely helps. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on February 24, 2010, 12:23:15 PM
Thought I posted this late last night... been so tired lately...

On Saturday my 7 month old son drank his last bottle (around 4 oz) at 4am and then threw up any other milk he had through out the day. By the evening, he was dry heaving, as if he wanted to throw up, but didn't have anything to throw up. Added to this he was having LABORED breathing, I mean, his stomach was contracting as if he was doing hard ab excercises.

To the emergency room we went, and later that night admitted to the hospital. We were there a couple of days.

He had Bronciolitis, an ear infection, and was dehydrated, a triple play...

It hurt to see him so miserable, to see them fish around under his skin to find a vein for the IV needle. He had to do breathing treatments every hour...

He's home now, with a Nebulizer breathing treatment machine, and slowly getting his appetite back.

All I can say is God is good...and He will restore him back to his happy self....

Keep him in your prayers....

God Bless,
JYN
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 24, 2010, 10:58:49 PM
Roger that, JYN. Just sent you a PM with respect to that.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on February 24, 2010, 11:11:36 PM
I understand completely JYN....he's in my prayers for sure.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on February 25, 2010, 05:11:51 AM
Briefly put... Thanks Dearth, thanks Caine.

I mean it. Prayer is a powerful and underrated thing...

Don't worry... the Force is strong with this one, cause he's a Jedi like his father before him, and more importantly cause God is with him :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: jock109 on February 25, 2010, 05:29:05 AM
I can empathise with you Nala as my wee boy had Bacterial Menengitis when he was a similar age and there is noting more scary than thinking you might lose your child. Kids are tough cookies and within a couple of weeks he had recovered completely, like it never happened. He's 8 now and as fit as a butchers dog. I'm not religious so i can't pray for you but you will all be in my thoughts. Keep us posted on his progress please.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Hon_Rev on February 25, 2010, 07:01:44 AM
I read this last night before bed and didnt have time to post but your son and family are in my thoughts and prayers for sure! Blessings brother!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on February 25, 2010, 12:38:17 PM
Thanks Jock... thoughts are appreciated as well. Praying I can say this is just a hiccup a few years later like you...

HonRev... thanks, bro, appreciate the prayers, my friend. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on February 25, 2010, 04:35:00 PM
Sorry to hear that Ray.  I'm glad to hear that he is getting better though.  And just after you got back from your trip.  :P   Tiring it must be.

You're in my prayers buddy.  I got a new iPhone and downloaded a prayer app. (There's an app for everything)  :D  Putting you in right now.  ;)

Got you listed right next to Corey Amptrooper.  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on February 25, 2010, 04:58:02 PM
Praying for him, Ray. That must have been a scary moment :(.

But as you said, God is good.

Let me know how he's doing :).
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on February 27, 2010, 08:03:59 AM
Thanks Luke...thanks MD.

Saw his pediatrician yesterday... he's recovering slowly... still just 4 oz a feeding... but he is laughing and smiling. :)

Now to something else...

At the hospital, I was able to finish this while he was sleeping....
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=21737.msg338721;topicseen#msg338721

The latest post has the video I did of our trip to the Philippines.

My son was awesome there... 6-8 oz a feeding... cheeks not so itchy for the cold winter Michigan weather... upon returning, he got sick... but oh well.. like I said he's getting better.

Hope you all like the pictures and the video :) That link has a LOT of good news for the Cafe :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 27, 2010, 04:47:58 PM
That link has a LOT of good news for the Cafe :)

Indeedy it does. Thanks for the recap. :)

Two bits of good news from me:

1. A Chilean friend and fellow gamer is alive and well in spite of the earthquake that rocked his country yesterday. I'm still awaiting word from the other one, but I believe God will take care of them.

2. Today is a special day for me. It doesn't happen too often, yet when it does, it's worth celebrating. I'll be starting the festivities in about a couple of hours.  8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: jock109 on March 01, 2010, 09:42:09 AM
Unexpected email t'other day from Bose telling me they are going to allow mp3's to be stored on their Lifestyle Home Cinema Systems!! Big boost. Used to be able to store 350 ish albums on it but now that will be nearer 1000. Looks like i'll save some cash on a network drive i've been thinking about getting!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 01, 2010, 06:46:03 PM
Three words: salmon taro puffs. XD
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Fellstrike on March 01, 2010, 10:10:57 PM
End of the work week!

Also, I'm about to order the parts from tcss for my first saber.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on March 10, 2010, 11:42:25 AM
in exactly 50 hours - give or take 30 minutes - you will hear The Squeak Heard Around the World.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on March 10, 2010, 12:35:32 PM
Eh... ok lol
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on March 11, 2010, 03:41:14 PM
First film done, wrap party was fun and I got drenched in beer!

Sorry, vague I know- just finished my first film of the semester. Was a battle to get it done in time, but I think we did a good job.

One more to go plus lots of others wonderful pieces of work  :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 11, 2010, 06:43:26 PM
Cool. Where can we see your film? XD
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on March 12, 2010, 07:32:24 AM
Well I can provide a link to my advert in the meantime if people really are interested, it's a little thing I did two years ago.

But with my recently wrapped drama, it all depends on if we (we being the 'production company' I suppose) choose to enter it in a film festival, then we can't upload it. We'll see but for now post production awaits us. Colour Correction and lots of sound designing. We got lucky with some decent weather, taking a natural approach and as we were outside (plus with pretty much dull overcast weather at times) lights wouldn't have helped us at all.

On another note a friend of mine made a documentary detailling the Irish group known as 'Ash'. Music, of course, and I ws an advisor during the edit (giving my personal opinion when asked for) and apparently it's getting released in Japan! So my name may pop up in the credits. It's ironic as I'm fascinated by Japan...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 12, 2010, 07:35:48 AM
Congratulations all the same, Doc. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Wolfen on March 12, 2010, 08:54:15 AM
On another note a friend of mine made a documentary detailling the Irish group known as 'Ash'.

They are a NORTHERN Irish rockband to be specific... (I am from there so I like to make the distinction)
I did work shadowing when I was 17 in the justice system and met Tim's (the lead singer of Ash) father. He is a judge. Was completely random but thats my tie to the band.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on March 12, 2010, 11:03:27 AM
I understand, Wolfen. I like to point out to people that I'm not English but Scottish and I REALLY dislike being called 'Scotch', it's a drink...nothing more...

Anyway, my friend lives with the drummer. If you ever get a chance to see it, it's called 'Evil Eye' (after one of their songs) and is basically a short ten minute Docu inbetween gigs on their recent tour.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on March 18, 2010, 05:40:57 AM
Just got back from a little vaca.  I like meeting as many people from the boards as I can, and the opportunity came up for me to visit my good friend Eastern57 before he moves.  He took the time to make me Sonata, so I returned the favor by helping him pack.

Sadly, I wasn't much help the first day as I looked at, played with, and essentially lusted after his saber collection!  He showed me his work room, and even gave a mini tutorial on "how to make a lazer sword".  (my ignorance on sabersmithing is legendary).

I don't have any pictures as I was supposed to only be there for 2 days to help do grunt work (I'm not subjecting y'all to pictures of me without makeup) but I will say that Eastern57 is a (Non-Com) Officer and a Gentleman.  He made the absolute BEST spaghetti sauce I've ever tasted and was a wonderful host.  And his hospitality was tested as when he went to drop me off at the airport I found out my flight had been delayed by TWO DAYS.  (thank you Thunder God.)

Poor Eastern57!  An extra two days of Barriss-osity that he endured with grace and patience.

Thank you muchly for your hospitality and the opportunity to hang with a fellow saber-geek!

and yes folks, just ask him, I really do squeak when excited.  When I saw his steampunk saber my head nearly exploded!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on March 18, 2010, 01:48:57 PM
Haha, cool stuff Barriss.

It's always cool to hang with saber friends and geek out. Be sure to check out the "Give me back my BMT" vid that LDM, Nova and myself did this weekend. Good times with SABERS...very few things in life are as fun and cool.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on March 18, 2010, 04:26:30 PM
That's awesome Barriss! :)

Eastern, thanks for having her ;). It's always nice to confirm that the people on this forum are true to their character in person ;D.

Oh, and about that spaghetti sauce.... :o
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 18, 2010, 07:38:05 PM
Meh, too bad JYN didn't have his sabers with him and I didn't have one yet. It would've been nice to have sparred with him when he was here. XD
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on March 18, 2010, 07:45:20 PM
Four words:


"Spring Break Starts Tommorrow"

 :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on March 18, 2010, 07:56:56 PM
Barriss, sounds like y'all had a good time! It's fun to hang out with other saber/ Star Wars geeks. Only we can fully understand one another!  ;) :D
Did you say, Steampunk saber?  ;)  I don't know that I have seen that one. Is there a picture link that I missed? ~*~*~* You want to show me the saber pictures~*~*~    How come it never works fro Stormtroopers!?  ::)
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!!
                              See the AmpTrooper's debut at the Macon, GA Cherry Blossom Festival Parade!  8) ;D
Rain or shine (shine, please shine!!!) I will be marching in the Parade! I have been working on and off on the AmpTrooper costume (pictures to come soon) in between working on building sabers and going to my job at the prosthetic clinic. I will most likely have to use forearm crutches as we are still having problems with my prosthetic but, I am doing the prosthetic up to look really cool with the costume.  ;D
As soon as I can get a good working prosthetic that will not cause me problems then I will be going to the hospitals twice a month as the AmpTrooper to see the kids! I can't wait!!!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on March 18, 2010, 08:31:14 PM
docdoom... yeah would love to see the film

Bariss... glad you had a fun time at Eastern57s... great to meet Fx peeps (that goes out to you, Dearth, djobitwn7, Qui-Gonn).

DBreather... yeah... would have been fun to spar...  :)

Amp... that's great news... now for sure you'll get great pictures taken that day right :) Lot's of Action Shots!!!!
Kids are going to flip out when they see you!!!! Great job Commander!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on March 19, 2010, 05:57:09 AM
Amp: TAKE. LOTS. OF. PICS.!!!!!  btw, you get my email?  I'll email you the link to his steampunk saber, IT'S SO SWEET!!!! OMG, I'm still squeaking about the steampunk font it has!!

JYN and DB: so sad about the not duelling.  Oddly enough, we didn't duel with the sabers when we were out there.  I'm a little scared of breaking his incredibly awesome sabers!

Caine: you guys are nuts!

Durangus: that spaghetti sauce had me doing the Happy Dance, much to my embarrassment when I saw the look on E's face as he watched me hop up and down at the table...  :-[
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on March 19, 2010, 10:32:23 AM
Caine: you guys are nuts!


Yes Barriss, we are.  ;D

Here is my good news: Well, it's nothing new really but last night was LED Saber class at my Master Instructor's school (started teaching that class in Feb by his request) and tonight is the LED Saber class at my school....

I get to teach Martial Arts AND Lightsabers....and get paid for it.  ;D

How LUCKY and GRATEFUL am I? VERY....it just makes me happy. (but I am not going to squeak, Barriss, hahah)  *hug*

I know this is nothing new to you all, but I never forget to acknowledge it every so often.  :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on March 19, 2010, 12:19:20 PM
Amp: here's the link to the steampunk saber that I would gladly commit many misdemeanors for:  http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=23099.0 (http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=23099.0)

Caine: I definitely wouldn't expect a big tough saber instructor like you to be squeaking. That's just silly!  :P  But yes, I do appreciate your sentiment.  I don't teach, but I'm lucky enough to take classes in swordsmanship and get spinning classes for 'candy' at the end of every session!

Sometimes, those 2 hours on Sunday is the only thing that pulls me through the other 6 days of the week.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Adegan4Antonio on April 07, 2010, 12:35:07 AM
I just acquired a BC Rich StIII guitar..I will put pics up soon ;D  I will run it through my 16-watt Randall Amp ;D  I Am Gonna Rock out!!!  I am a guitarist, it is my other passion ;D  I am thankful that I am still able to use my hands to play.  We All have something to Be Thankful for...even the small things we often take for granted....Take Care
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 07, 2010, 04:38:01 AM
Congratulations, Adegan. You're right. Rock on!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Adegan4Antonio on April 07, 2010, 11:09:25 PM
Thanks Dearth...You keep Rockin' also.  BTW-my guitar has DiMarzio coils and it screams ;D  I was playing some Skid Row songs earlier\m/
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 08, 2010, 04:24:31 AM
Sounds good, Adegan. Thanks, too. You make me want to play Rock Band 2 again. XD
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Shadeslinger on April 08, 2010, 08:39:34 AM
So a couple weeks ago I was told after the first routine blood work I've scheduled in many many years, that I initially tested positive for hepatitus-C. Hepatitus-C is a life threatening virus in the blood that attacks the liver, there is no vaccine and treatment only succeeds in 52% of cases.

Well,  today I got the results of the follow up tests and it appears that the initial test was a false positive. I'm absolutely fine. :) Thank you God!!!!

So, since I'm feeling poster boy right about now, remember guys and gals to get checked out by your doctor once a year. Especially us "older" folks (ya YOU! :D). Nobody likes doctor visits less than me, but is a vital part of helping to live a longer healthier life.

/end soapbox

 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jai-Kinn Jaden on April 08, 2010, 09:26:30 AM
Let me share a little with you all, if you will!

If you were to know me between December and March of last year, you probably wouldn't like me. I wasn't a very good guy to know. I was very wrapped up in some pretty bad scenes, drinking, partying, bars, women, smoking, generally just being pretty low quality. I was ONE semester away from my bachelors degree and had to withdraw...ONE semester. A five year relationship was in its death throes, all my fault by the way...and pretty much anybody in my life at that time, I hurt.

Well, God/the universe/karma, call it what you will...while it never gave up on me, it was thwacking the bejesus out of me. So many things kept happening to try to get me back on the right course..it was literally crazy. My car ran out of gas on the way back from some bars. Had to walk like 10 miles and get it towed the next day. I lost all my financial aid for withdrawing. I got bitten by a tick and got lymes disease. I got pulled over while driving drunk....but the cops just called my fiance and let her take me home. Tons more, I can't even remember it all!

Even while in the worst depression of my life though, I didn't lose all hope. I remember I was driving back from my 'birthday party', and felt terrible...nobody gave a xxx to celebrate it, and I don't really blame them. No cake, no candles, no gifts to speak of, and no sense of family or fellowship. I was thinking for the first time in my life, I didn't blow out a candle and make a wish...

At that exact moment, in front of my windshield, a BLAZING shooting star streaked across the sky..

I made a wish :)

Finally around March of last year I emerged from my fog, I rededicated myself to the love of my life. That helped a lot. I went with her to campus and was given a bible. It was one of those free ones they pass out, green, including the new testament and psalms/proverbs. There is a little prayer in the front you can read, asking Jesus into your heart/life. I did that.

Seriously, everything changed, and so quick. I still had to face consequences from that bad period, but my life was so filled with blessings. I passed a course last summer that I had been afraid to take my whole college career. I had lost my financial aid for withdrawing, but I somehow got it back for my last semester...a miracle. Not only did it pay for my classes, but it randomly gave me 1800 dollars in my account. My relationships with the people that were still in my life became so much happier and healthier. I passed all my final classes with all As and one B.

I know now to call that force with all certainty God. I've just been so happy and at peace. It is so amazing when faith becomes a real living thing. I'm not trying to cram anything down anyone's throat, but it is seriously amazing. And the blessings keep coming!

November of last year I decided I would dedicate my life to the service of others. I then happened upon a grad school an hour away with a Master's program in social work. They are an amazing program with pretty much full job placement. They only take 30 students though, and get hundreds of applications.

March 5th, a year to the day that I made the worst mistake of my life, I heard back from Grad school- I was accepted!

Knowing I would, in two years, be able to provide a good life...I asked my fiance to get married July 4th of this summer, and she was totally down.

We're both very poor students at the moment and couldn't afford housing, but my cousin is the DIRECTOR of housing at that school (I had no idea!). We're 99% sure we are going to get university apartments for about 400 bucks a month.  It's just amazing.

Yesterday, April 7th, my fiance and I got baptised :) I've just been so blessed lately...for the first time in my 26 years, I know a true deep and abiding peace, and I thought I would just share the good news!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Wolfen on April 08, 2010, 10:32:35 AM
Jai-Kinn, I'm glad to hear you have your life headed in a direction that makes you happy. Welcome to the fold brother.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on April 08, 2010, 10:40:06 AM
I conucr with Wolfen, Jai-Kinn, welcome to the fold, too :)

Great story... one I've heard of quite often. God is good :)

God Bless,
JYN
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on April 08, 2010, 07:36:03 PM
I'm not MOVING!   :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8)  :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8)  :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8)  :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8)  :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8)  :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8)  :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on April 08, 2010, 08:23:17 PM
November of last year I decided I would dedicate my life to the service of others.

Jim Elliott was a missionary that went to reach the Auca indians in South America.  They were the most voilent tribe ever.  They killed him and 3 other men before they could ever tell him about God.  It's all in one of my favorite books.  His wife wrote it after his death.  It's called "Through Gates of Splendor."

Anyway, one of my all time favorite quotes is from Jim Elliott.

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."


Another favorite quote comes from the character Desmond from the TV show lost.  It's not as serious but very applicable in this case.

"See you in another life brutha."  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on April 08, 2010, 10:08:26 PM
Jai-Kinn, Amen :).

Sometimes we look back on the hardest points of our lives with sorrow, lamentation and a bitter remembrance of a time spent in pain. Others choose to look at it as a necessary step to obtain or learn something far greater. It is these people who are considered the wisest among all (Proverbs).

God often uses the bad to lead us to Him or to teach us or to lead us away from a foul path. It never is pleasant, but as you have described, following God and devoting your life to Him will lead you into His perfect Will.

The road has not yet ended and the path still has many future bumps, but hold strong to the Lord and He will never fail you (Romans 8:28).

Congratulations both on your faith and your engagement ;D.

-MD
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on April 08, 2010, 11:06:05 PM
Thanks for sharing, Jai-Kinn.  :)

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 08, 2010, 11:35:13 PM
Congratulations to all. God is indeed good! =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jai-Kinn Jaden on April 11, 2010, 11:14:47 AM
Thanks, guys. This is an amazing community. Everyone I've met so far as been so positive and supportive...I don't know what it is about a love for star wars or lightsabers, but it draws a good crowd!

I belong to a few other forums for my other hobbies, but there is an unmistakable 'FX Saber forum vibe' that all others are lacking!

Its pretty much the coolest place on the interwebz. :)

Much love, much love!

Oh, more good news, my bellicose ultra saber came in from Nightwing the other day, so that means I finally get a bin 1 cyan saber to hang on to now that they aren't floating around anymore! :O Amazing color. Needs sound and a control box upgrade...in a future senario where I actually HAVE money  ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 11, 2010, 07:27:56 PM
Great! =D Someday, I, too, shall have a saber to call my own. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Adegan4Antonio on April 13, 2010, 01:19:46 PM
God Bless You All Too...Ther is a Great Awesome bunch of people here!!!!  I am blessed to be a part of the FX-Sabers site ;D  You All Rock with Excellence!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on April 26, 2010, 02:34:59 PM
Just wanted to report that I have been trooping events almost every weekend for 2 months now (partly why I have not spent much time on the computer. Also building sabers has kept me away. Pictures coming soon).
The other thing is I had started the Middle Georgia Amputee Support Group. We have had 2 meetings so far and tho it is still a small group I am starting to get people calling about it! So, hopefully there will be some new faces there next Tuesday!!! I am excited about this as this is another way for me to reach people and help in anyway I can. I think this is going to be a great group!!!! After we get some more people I want to do some outings as well like, Amputee bowling!!!!!  ;D 
Please keep this in your prayers. We can always use them! The Lord has been blessing the AmpTrooper (not my screen name but the 501st stormtrooper) and the support group. I have also been attacked (Satan) on both fronts! So, I know I am on the right path! Praise God!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 26, 2010, 07:18:08 PM
God Bless You All Too...Ther is a Great Awesome bunch of people here!!!!  I am blessed to be a part of the FX-Sabers site ;D  You All Rock with Excellence!!!

Welcome aboard. :p

Just wanted to report that I have been trooping events almost every weekend for 2 months now (partly why I have not spent much time on the computer. Also building sabers has kept me away. Pictures coming soon).
The other thing is I had started the Middle Georgia Amputee Support Group. We have had 2 meetings so far and tho it is still a small group I am starting to get people calling about it! So, hopefully there will be some new faces there next Tuesday!!! I am excited about this as this is another way for me to reach people and help in anyway I can. I think this is going to be a great group!!!! After we get some more people I want to do some outings as well like, Amputee bowling!!!!!  ;D 
Please keep this in your prayers. We can always use them! The Lord has been blessing the AmpTrooper (not my screen name but the 501st stormtrooper) and the support group. I have also been attacked (Satan) on both fronts! So, I know I am on the right path! Praise God!

Interesting. I was just on the phone a few minutes ago praying about something like this. There really are no coincidences...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: jock109 on April 27, 2010, 06:25:37 AM
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Interesting. I was just on the phone a few minutes ago praying about something like this. There really are no coincidences...

Prayers by phone?  :o  No way! How do you know it really is the 'big guy' on the other end? And they say religion is stuck in the past but it looks like its all getting very 21st century! lol

No offense, just the way the sentence read made me laugh  :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 27, 2010, 07:22:47 PM
Prayers by phone?  :o  No way! How do you know it really is the 'big guy' on the other end? And they say religion is stuck in the past but it looks like its all getting very 21st century! lol

No offense, just the way the sentence read made me laugh  :D

None taken. My bad. I didn't mean to say that I was speaking to God on the phone. I meant that I was talking with a friend on the phone and we prayed together for Amptrooper. XD
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on April 27, 2010, 11:11:27 PM
Prayers by phone?  :o  No way! How do you know it really is the 'big guy' on the other end? And they say religion is stuck in the past but it looks like its all getting very 21st century! lol

No offense, just the way the sentence read made me laugh  :D

None taken. My bad. I didn't mean to say that I was speaking to God on the phone. I meant that I was talking with a friend on the phone and we prayed together for Amptrooper. XD
Thanks, DB I really appreciate that!  I did happen to find a phone to God tho!
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi62.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fh96%2Fboosneak%2FZappaBook%2Ftalktogod.jpg&hash=6c9a2cab76b02970036f42b6ac24479209487903)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 27, 2010, 11:36:35 PM
Thanks, DB I really appreciate that!  I did happen to find a phone to God tho!
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi62.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fh96%2Fboosneak%2FZappaBook%2Ftalktogod.jpg&hash=6c9a2cab76b02970036f42b6ac24479209487903)

You're welcome! Nice one! That's probably the only phone I know of that doesn't have an answering machine. =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on April 27, 2010, 11:37:07 PM
Just been reading and following your progress, Amptrooper, and I must say...you're certainly one of the bravest men Ive ever made acquaintance with. It would be an honor to one day troop with you, though Ill be either Sith or FeMando ;-) As would the Mandalorian Mercs clans across the US. Look us up! We'd love to help any way we can! Tell em A'den Ca'tra of Redwood Alliance sent ya :-p
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on April 28, 2010, 12:41:28 PM
Just been reading and following your progress, Amptrooper, and I must say...you're certainly one of the bravest men Ive ever made acquaintance with. It would be an honor to one day troop with you, though Ill be either Sith or FeMando ;-) As would the Mandalorian Mercs clans across the US. Look us up! We'd love to help any way we can! Tell em A'den Ca'tra of Redwood Alliance sent ya :-p
Thank you! Maybe someday we will be in the same place troopin! I am truly addicted to trooping!
I was on the Mandaloian Mercs site as AmpTrooper. I am actually working on a Mando. I however am having a falling out with the Mercs site because I am a member of this site: http://christianmandos.heavenforum.com/forum.htm And this one: http://christianmandos.blogspot.com/2010/04/good-morning-devotion-to-start-day.html
I simply shared the address of these sites and many people checked it out! Most that did joined! One guy didn't like that I posted something that lead to a Christian thing and made a fuss. So, the Mercs said by their actions " Forget everyone else we must please this one person who was simply trying to start problems and just get ride of the post all together with out informing the person who posted it." Sorry, just venting.
I am a 501st member and I think that will continue to do just fine. I can post whatever I want about these sites and God on the Vader's 501st! Funny  stuff :D  Anywho, it would be great to meet up with you some day and go hit up some hospitals and make kids smile!!!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on April 28, 2010, 02:06:37 PM
Oh to shablah what the other jerk said. You cant make everyone happy, and there are more Christain Mercs than ya think ;-) Those who believe and believe the strongest are the most pursecuted, suffer the most.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on April 30, 2010, 07:14:59 PM

Oh to shablah what the other jerk said. You cant make everyone happy, and there are more Christain Mercs than ya think ;-) Those who believe and believe the strongest are the most pursecuted, suffer the most.

I second that.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: fadeworm on May 05, 2010, 04:22:42 PM
My wife is due to have our second child any time now! My fingernails are entirely gone with anticipation! Hehe, prolly a couple more weeks to go though ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on May 05, 2010, 04:33:14 PM
Well congratulations, dude! Keep us all up to date will ya? Do you know the sex or is it goig to be a surprise?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: fadeworm on May 05, 2010, 04:42:13 PM
Many thanks! We have pictars and he's a boy ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on May 05, 2010, 05:00:08 PM
Don't sweat it Corey.  The complainer is most likely only complaining because he's convicted.  ;)

Keep the trooping pics coming.  Those of us wannabees can live through you.  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on May 05, 2010, 05:11:13 PM
 ;D

I'm on vacation next week!!Whoooooops there it is lol :D :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on May 05, 2010, 06:35:53 PM
Congratulations fadeworm!!!!!! That is wonderful!!!!
Any plans Ben Kenobi?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on May 05, 2010, 08:10:39 PM
Congratulations, fadeworm and Kenobi! :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on May 06, 2010, 02:54:31 PM
 :D

I'm going to a surgeon and an ear;nose  specialist .Oh I'm going to see iron man 2 also. ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: fadeworm on May 06, 2010, 03:41:28 PM
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/avatars/StarWars/Obi%20Wan%20Kenobi2.jpg)

The nose and ears look fine to me ;D hehe
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Naast on June 01, 2010, 12:56:42 AM
 Good news, yay.

  This is a bit old, but I am no longer an on-call worker at the hospital, but full time! W00t! That means I work Mon-Fri, have major holidays off, get paid leave (7hours a check) and the list goes on! I've never felt more financially safe, especially with the new hospital opening, and the CEO constantly wowing us with progress reports.

  And more recently my best friend asked his GF to marry him, she said yes of course. The next day he asked me to be his best man. :D

   And as of yesterday, I found my way back here!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 01, 2010, 02:13:34 AM
Congratulations! =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on June 01, 2010, 04:28:27 AM
Hey, that's great on all points!! Congrats!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on June 05, 2010, 06:07:55 PM
Something totally awesome showed up in the mail today - my Financial Aid info and what I'll be getting for next fall and spring 2011. Means I passed all my classes! YEEEESSSSS!!!!!! Two C's and an A! I am soooooo relieved! Even Vosk called and verified with my grades which were posted online today. Wow... I nearly started crying I was so shocked.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on June 05, 2010, 06:42:29 PM
 ;)

Congrats dawn!!You've worked hard for it!! 8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on June 05, 2010, 08:09:47 PM
Thanks, ol hermit :-) Talking to my Math teacher seemed to help. He knew how hard the class has been for me having taken the same twice with him, and DRL didnt make it any easier. And my English teacher was pretty forgiving. Both knew I was having problems out of my control. Art...well...that's always an A/B subject lol 2 more english, 2 more math (I think), 2 classes to make up and 4 art classes all left to complete in 2 semesters. Everyone pray for me! lol I want my AA!! lol
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: HAN SOLO on June 05, 2010, 08:48:35 PM
Congratulations, Master Ti. Sometimes in life, we need to search out resources to acheive a combined goal. Your instructors appeared to have you do well as much as you wanted to pass. This is a successful objective, for both the Master and Learner. Earnesty, honesty and determination create a winning combination. It is good also that you are perseverant in your goals for future success.

Hang on to your dreams, Shaak. Your future is built upon them. ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on June 05, 2010, 09:13:14 PM
Thank you :-) I know you speak from experience, and it is prudent to listen to those who have learned what you have yet to learn. Im going, to the bitter, burned out end, fighting the whole way for the finish line. Ive to LOT set ahead of me the next year and a half... God give me the grace, strength, courage and persevierance I will need from now till I acheive my goals and dreams!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: HAN SOLO on June 05, 2010, 09:41:32 PM
You are most welcome, Master Ti. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 06, 2010, 01:03:53 AM
The feeling of reaping the rewards of six months of hard work is utterly indescribable. It helps to balance off the feeling from doing a really stupid thing today. ^^;
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Elandron on July 08, 2010, 02:31:07 PM
Earlier this afternoon after I got out of class it was 91 degrees.  We haven't had any rain for 7 or 9 days.

Now, it's a very nice light rain and 74 degrees.

That's worthy of the "Good News Cafe"   ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 08, 2010, 09:28:41 PM
Nice one Elandron. Very much so. =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Elandron on July 24, 2010, 08:12:54 AM
Wow... not much "Good News Cafe" in two weeks???  C'mon guys!!!   ;D

Well... today, for the first time in 10 weeks I was able to ask myself, "what do you want to do today".   Spring finals are next week, all homework, labs, etc. have been completed.  Review will be the first of next week - and I'll leave it there so it is fresh.

Still a little warm here (IN) to enjoy doing yardwork, so it's a day to update the message boards, get in some WoW, AC2... and do I dare say TFU!  Just a casual day of lounging!

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their day/weekend!!!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 24, 2010, 08:26:38 AM
Congratulations! You have a point, too. So here it is, then...

I'm alive, and I'm grateful to God for that. No complaints whatsoever. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on July 24, 2010, 09:12:09 AM
Wow... not much "Good News Cafe" in two weeks???  C'mon guys!!!   ;D

Well... today, for the first time in 10 weeks I was able to ask myself, "what do you want to do today".   Spring finals are next week, all homework, labs, etc. have been completed.  Review will be the first of next week - and I'll leave it there so it is fresh.

Still a little warm here (IN) to enjoy doing yardwork, so it's a day to update the message boards, get in some WoW, AC2... and do I dare say TFU!  Just a casual day of lounging!

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their day/weekend!!!!!

I'm in a similar situation, writing my final essay for the semester then I'll have a solid month to do with as I please. I've got dissertation research to do but it's not something I have to do right away...I'll welcome a lazy fday without feeling guilty about not doing work.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on July 24, 2010, 12:29:37 PM
You guys taking summer courses? lol Cuz spring semester ended in May and Fall semester starts August 18th for me.

Honestly...nothing good is really going on in my life except knowing someone loves me for me, who I am, and I love him for him and who he is. We help get eachother through each day.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Elandron on July 24, 2010, 02:11:32 PM
You guys taking summer courses? lol Cuz spring semester ended in May and Fall semester starts August 18th for me.

Honestly...nothing good is really going on in my life except knowing someone loves me for me, who I am, and I love him for him and who he is. We help get eachother through each day.


Er... should have said "Summer finals" :)

Fall classes start 8/23 for me.

And I dunno... knowing that someone loves you, and that you love him - both for who you are and not for what the other one wants you to be... that is a good news, any day of the week  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 24, 2010, 06:35:30 PM
Honestly...nothing good is really going on in my life except knowing someone loves me for me, who I am, and I love him for him and who he is. We help get eachother through each day.

This is more than what some--perhaps a lot of people--can claim. You are blessed in more ways than you realize, Shaak Ti. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on July 24, 2010, 06:39:31 PM
You guys taking summer courses? lol Cuz spring semester ended in May and Fall semester starts August 18th for me.

Unfortunately, no. Kinda failed an essay so I'm doing a 'resit' and if I don't pass I'm done...so the pressure is on.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on July 24, 2010, 10:09:59 PM
Thanks guys :-) I do feel blessed, and happier than Ive ever been.

As for essays. I JUST squeeked by English Comp (Eng 1A) with a C. 2nd time taking it. JUST squeeked by Intermediate Algebra (Math 102) with a C. Took it 2 consecutive semesters, passed the second time. Ill have to retake 2 more classes (Interpersonal Communication and Intro American Govt.) before the end of Spring 2011 semester, including more GE classes. If I can do it, you can do it :-)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on July 24, 2010, 11:18:49 PM
For medical school, I have to keep my GPA at a 3.5 or higher. (Random fact of the day: If your GPA falls below a 3.5 at Oxford, you're automatically expelled.)
I'm transferring to another college to spread my degree out a bit more (I have 2.5 years left, technically, but I'm spreading it out over 4 years, leaving me one year with few classes to really tackle my MCATs). A gastroenterologist I worked with aced his MCAT's and had a 4.0 GPA in College. He expects me to do the same :o .
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 25, 2010, 05:12:38 PM
*patpats the students* Go get 'em guys! Knock 'em dead!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on July 25, 2010, 09:58:25 PM
Thanks DB :). The college I'm going to (Hardin-Simmons University) accepts around 2600 students a year, I was one of them. It's a good school, in a great place.

On the Good Side of things, God was watching over me tonight! ;)

I was driving home from work and it's been raining for the past several hours. Not a problem for me, I've driven in rain lots of times, but another California driver... apparently wasn't so experienced. We were on the I-25 Interstate (Speed Limit: 75 MPH. I was going 50 MPH due to the rain (the roads were SLICK)), and I was in the right lane. He got in the left lane to pass me. I see his headlights in my left mirror and my rearview, than suddenly, they're gone. Curious, I stole a glance at my rearview. I saw him fishtailing and spinning out of control, flying off the freeway. I slowly slowed down, pulled over and jogged over where he flew off (I have medical training). Another driver had stopped as well.

Thank the Lord he was okay, his car was fine (punctured a tire though) but man.... two things:

A. He flew off right next to a stopped, pulled over bus. He missed it by about 10 feet.

B. He was passing ME. I'm lucky he didn't fly into me!

I made it home fine, but that was... close.  :o
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: HAN SOLO on July 25, 2010, 11:49:14 PM
This is good to hear, Master Durangus! But always take precaution when approach a strnger, especially one in his predicament. If the driver was aggressive enough to attempt to pass you in these conditions, his behaviour maybe aggressive in nature. It was a good thing another driver assisted also.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on July 26, 2010, 12:26:26 AM
This is good to hear, Master Durangus! But always take precaution when approach a strnger, especially one in his predicament. If the driver was aggressive enough to attempt to pass you in these conditions, his behaviour maybe aggressive in nature. It was a good thing another driver assisted also.

A good point. I was with 2 other drivers and we didn't approach him all the way, but stopped with a flashlight close to his car for the same reason you posted above. I'm not too worried, I'm trained in defense MMA's (though sorely out of practice ::) ) but extra precautions are always smart.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: docdoom on July 26, 2010, 01:16:02 PM
Well I'm officially finished for summer school...if you can call sitting in my room for two weeks re-writing an essay worth 70% of my grade, school...It certaintly wasn't summery  :(

Handed it in to the crazy gals in the admin office and now I get to play the waiting game and see if I can continue...Still, not all bad, means I can finally sort out my paypal and get my tags of Hon-Rev (sorry buddy for the lateness!  ;) ) and get a couple of figures for my collection.

However, right now all I want to do is SLEEP.

Farewell non linear narrative...for now anyway...

Hoping that all is well for everyone tonight!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Hon_Rev on July 26, 2010, 03:43:06 PM
Well I'm officially finished for summer school...

Congrats brother!! Now go enjoy the rest of your summer!  ;)

means I can finally sort out my paypal and get my tags of Hon-Rev (sorry buddy for the lateness!  ;) )

Woohoo!!!  ;D :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on July 26, 2010, 03:51:24 PM
 ;D

all went well with my surgery today.Boy am I sore!! :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 26, 2010, 06:27:12 PM
*patpats of congrats for everyone*

Thanks DB :). The college I'm going to (Hardin-Simmons University) accepts around 2600 students a year, I was one of them. It's a good school, in a great place.

On the Good Side of things, God was watching over me tonight! ;)

I was driving home from work and it's been raining for the past several hours. Not a problem for me, I've driven in rain lots of times, but another California driver... apparently wasn't so experienced. We were on the I-25 Interstate (Speed Limit: 75 MPH. I was going 50 MPH due to the rain (the roads were SLICK)), and I was in the right lane. He got in the left lane to pass me. I see his headlights in my left mirror and my rearview, than suddenly, they're gone. Curious, I stole a glance at my rearview. I saw him fishtailing and spinning out of control, flying off the freeway. I slowly slowed down, pulled over and jogged over where he flew off (I have medical training). Another driver had stopped as well.

Thank the Lord he was okay, his car was fine (punctured a tire though) but man.... two things:

A. He flew off right next to a stopped, pulled over bus. He missed it by about 10 feet.

B. He was passing ME. I'm lucky he didn't fly into me!

I made it home fine, but that was... close.  :o

You're welcome. Be careful, though. Your story reminded me of the time a taxi nearly hit me. @_@
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on August 19, 2010, 09:35:39 AM
Well,big step for me...I'm getting married! I did a little Star Wars proposal,i used a Chewbacca figure and said" come over here Chewy,the princesses finger is cold" So chewy comes out of my pocket and hands me the ring and you all likely know how the rest goes,my girlfriend loved it and says we should get a Han and Leia for the top of the cake.....now if i can get Vader to give her away.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on August 19, 2010, 11:24:19 AM
Hey Jagged... very creative SW proposal :) Congratulations!!!! Married life is a great journey to embark. Blessings to you and your fiance!!! You'll be in my prayers :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on August 19, 2010, 11:49:56 AM
Congratulations! I love the creativity of that too. If you do get a "Han and Leia" wedding cake please send us pics that would be awesome to see. May you have a long happy future together.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on August 19, 2010, 06:44:05 PM
Thanks for the congrats,if there is anything Star Wars in the wedding i'll be sure to get pictures of it,it won't be for a while though.Apparently there is a lot of planning that goes into a wedding,hey it's not my fault.....i'm a guy.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on August 19, 2010, 06:59:37 PM
Some of the things my friends have done in their weddings is the lightsabers drawn to walk under like a military honor, named the tables at the reception after planets from SW, decorated the cake which you have the idea already, and a set of sabers for the groomsman and ushers passed out to use in the afore mentioned.

Congrats, Jagged!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on August 19, 2010, 07:29:20 PM
Congratulations, Fel! Sounds like another Star Wars-themed wedding is in the works. :p
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Delta48 on August 21, 2010, 12:39:30 PM
just pre-ordered reach now i just gotta do something in the meantime before the waiting kills me
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: cloudxen on August 25, 2010, 05:48:21 PM
I just traded my friend my first lightsaber (the MR Construction Kit saber) for two AWESOME converted sabers with Lux V's I think, I was very lucky to finally get more sabers :) adding to my collection I am!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on August 25, 2010, 06:46:28 PM
Sounds like someone has been using Force Mind Alter lol For me, got a 5 day weekend off from school. Ok, technically...Ive no class thursdays till the 14th, no classes fridays, weekends are always off and Monday is our Labor Day holiday. But..online classes you can never get off :-s Assignments due tomorrow and sunday before 11pm. Blah!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on August 25, 2010, 07:42:13 PM
Two things go really well together: breakfast buffets and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Gag Reels.  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jm419 on August 25, 2010, 08:41:31 PM
After searching for eighteen months, I've finally landed a job on campus.  I'm excited to finally be working again.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on August 26, 2010, 07:25:17 PM
Congratulations to all for their respective blessings! Glad to hear them. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on September 10, 2010, 09:09:37 PM
I got my learners permit today so I can drive now!

I'm really happy.  I'll be able to get my license by March!  ;D   ;D  ;D   ;D   ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: darth_call on September 10, 2010, 09:13:59 PM
I got my learners permit today so I can drive now!

I'm really happy.  I'll be able to get my license by March!  ;D   ;D  ;D   ;D   ;D

Cool,

I'll steer clear of any AT-ATs in the parking lots.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on September 10, 2010, 09:15:08 PM
Thanks Chewie lol

BTW...I'll be driving the snowspeeder....or will I?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Arizae on September 10, 2010, 09:16:36 PM
That's awesome Veers! I absolutely love driving. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Which brings my good news! After not being able to have a car for over two years I was finally able to get myself a Mazda3. Love it. Represents some freedom for me in my college life! Can get out when I'm getting a bit stir crazy and I absolutely love it. First car I've bought without my parents, taking care of all it's insurance myself as well. Man is growing up crazy stuff. So much fun to drive, had to get manual.

Make sure to learn to drive stick Veers! It's a good time.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on September 10, 2010, 09:17:59 PM
I'll do that!  My first car 'll be a '95 Saturn...not the newest...but still nice.   ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: GreyJedi on September 10, 2010, 09:23:19 PM
Ah, that takes me back. My first car was a 94 Saturn, then my second was a 99. They are great little cars. Congrats Veers
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on September 10, 2010, 09:26:22 PM
Good to know.   ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on September 10, 2010, 09:50:08 PM
My first car is a 2009 Honda Civic, my 2nd car is a 1997 Ford Taurus (Sport). ;D Still have both! I sorta leeched off of people for awhile... ::) .
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on September 10, 2010, 09:53:06 PM
Yeah...the Saturns gonna be a hand-me-down...but it's a running car...with brakes!  ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on September 10, 2010, 09:57:55 PM
The learning permit.... things have changed in driving! What are the rules for a learning permit? I had a slip of paper that said I could drive and then 6 months later I got my drivers license.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on September 10, 2010, 10:03:27 PM
Well...it's different everywhere.  Here in Missouri we have a GDL system (I'm going to assume you all know what that means)

If your above 16 with a permit you are allowed to drive with any licensed driver over 21.  You need 40 hours of driving including 10 nitetime hours.  Then 6 months later...you can get a drivers license.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aelde Renn on September 12, 2010, 02:21:28 AM
My daughter just got her license this year in Mo.  She got her permit shortly after turning 15, and got her license on her Birthday when she turned 16.  Makes me feel old sometimes!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on September 15, 2010, 02:26:10 PM
My Facebook update for today... :D

4 years ago today, I made a solemn vow to be faithful, love, honor and cherish the most precious girl in the world...and I am thankful and grateful to be able to call her both my lovely wife and mother of my boy...Happy Anniversary, Mellie! I love you!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Wolfen on September 15, 2010, 02:31:05 PM
Happy Anniversary Caine!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on September 15, 2010, 03:16:55 PM
Happy Anniversary Caine! :)

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on September 15, 2010, 05:40:34 PM
happy anniversay and here's looking forward to many more :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on September 15, 2010, 08:30:15 PM
Congratulations to all Good News Bearers.  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on September 15, 2010, 10:11:06 PM
Congrats, Caine :)

Blessing to you and Mellie for 4 times 4 times 4 to the fourth more years to come :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on September 16, 2010, 10:24:46 PM
Popping in here to mention the blessing God has given me... I was approved by YODA to offer my services as a Graphic Designer on the forums. I'm finishing the last sets of samples and I'll be out of town for the weekend, but expect to see a thread in The Mining Colony sometime early next week... :)

I'm excited to be able to offer my skillset to Fx-Sabers... and thrilled to challenge myself to devise new ways to make this hobby more distinguished than it already is in the Graphics World.

Thank you all to those who have supported me through the process of going over design after design and template after template... you know who you are :).

It'll be great to work aside people like JYN as well. I'm hoping that what we have to offer will complement each other to perfect the Graphics Area. I do want to mention that.. I'm not here to compete with JYN. If anything, I hope we get to work together. :)

A special thank you to Master Yoda for allowing me this honor and privilege.

-MD

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on September 16, 2010, 11:35:12 PM
Popping in here to mention the blessing God has given me... I was approved by YODA to offer my services as a Graphic Designer on the forums. I'm finishing the last sets of samples and I'll be out of town for the weekend, but expect to see a thread in The Mining Colony sometime early next week... :)

I'm excited to be able to offer my skillset to Fx-Sabers... and thrilled to challenge myself to devise new ways to make this hobby more distinguished than it already is in the Graphics World.

Thank you all to those who have supported me through the process of going over design after design and template after template... you know who you are :).

It'll be great to work aside people like JYN as well. I'm hoping that what we have to offer will complement each other to perfect the Graphics Area. I do want to mention that.. I'm not here to compete with JYN. If anything, I hope we get to work together. :)

A special thank you to Master Yoda for allowing me this honor and privilege.

-MD



No surprise you got the job, MD. Congratulations! =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on September 17, 2010, 09:38:58 PM
Congrats MD... I knew you'd get approved :)

You'll do great with this, and I recommend you highly.

... and no worries... we both contribute differently to our little community we love, in our own unique ways :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on September 17, 2010, 09:43:11 PM
Alright... quick post on this...

As many of you may know... my son has been sick these last couple of months... labored breathing spells... a hospital stay, etc.

Had another rough night last night...

8 plus breathing treatments in 24 hours, multiple pukes later...

Here is why it is in this section... it is Good News because the doctor FINALLY diagonsed him with asthma.

Meaning... a daily breathing treatment regime (instead of as needed)...

For now... battling this spell over the weekend with more multiple breathing treatments...AND steroids...

Rough for a 14 month old baby... please keep him in your prayers... and hopefully he'll grow out of it.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on September 17, 2010, 09:58:08 PM
*patpats Jedi Yar Nala and son*

Hang in there, friend. I was asthmatic when I was a kid, so I can understand what your son is going through. I pray that he'll outgrow it eventually. For now, he is very fortunate to have two very loving and caring fathers who are watching over him--you and God. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on September 18, 2010, 02:26:19 AM
*patpats Jedi Yar Nala and son*

Hang in there, friend. I was asthmatic when I was a kid, so I can understand what your son is going through. I pray that he'll outgrow it eventually. For now, he is very fortunate to have two very loving and caring fathers who are watching over him--you and God. :)

Amen to that... thanks Dearth :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarkWalker on September 19, 2010, 04:16:29 AM
good news, comp is up and working again + most of my song that i have put up on a site (Link in profile) are doing well, one it not doing that well but that was before i got my ear tuned in again. But yes, Oh and my GF will be coming up to see me next month. I am super happy about this. I keep my thought positive about everything, But the universe listens to everything we think, and gives it to us if we want it or not. but that is how it works and i live with what it gives me XD. But yes all in all good news for me.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on September 19, 2010, 06:53:46 AM
good news, comp is up and working again + most of my song that i have put up on a site (Link in profile) are doing well, one it not doing that well but that was before i got my ear tuned in again. But yes, Oh and my GF will be coming up to see me next month. I am super happy about this. I keep my thought positive about everything, But the universe listens to everything we think, and gives it to us if we want it or not. but that is how it works and i live with what it gives me XD. But yes all in all good news for me.

Congratulations! =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: MasterScott831 on September 19, 2010, 09:49:33 AM
Good news? Heck yeah! SCJedi had it's second meetup last night and it went wonderfully. Also, Ultrasabers is now sponsoring us, so that was announced at the meetup as well. We all thank you, Ultra!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on September 20, 2010, 08:27:25 PM
Congrats MD... I knew you'd get approved :)

You'll do great with this, and I recommend you highly.

... and no worries... we both contribute differently to our little community we love, in our own unique ways :)


Thanks JYN :). I appreciate your recommendation!

The thread is in the Trade Federation, here: http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=26174.0

Check it out if you're interested :).

Praying for your son.... at least now they have a diagnosis, asthma is treatable, for for his age, the normal albuterol can be risky (it elevates the heartrate of a person - no negative things found in that yet, but for a baby, it can be different).

Good news? I finally got to work out after 2 and a half months :). It feels amazing.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on September 20, 2010, 11:40:07 PM
Good news? I finally got to work out after 2 and a half months :). It feels amazing.

Congratulations! =D

Quote
the normal albuterol can be risky (it elevates the heartrate of a person - no negative things found in that yet, but for a baby, it can be different).

If there's one thing I remember about that, it's that I got a kick out of mimicking Darth Vader breathing sounds when I inhaled. :p
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on September 24, 2010, 12:11:26 PM
Good news for me!  I'm officially a Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on September 24, 2010, 02:31:26 PM
Good news for me!  I'm officially a Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology  ;D

Congrats, Biggs!!  :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on September 25, 2010, 01:21:51 AM
Good news for me!  I'm officially a Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology  ;D

Congratulations! Fancy that...a Pharmacology Professor with a lightsaber. =p
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on September 25, 2010, 04:57:45 PM
Good news for me!  I'm officially a Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology  ;D


Congrats my brother!! ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on September 26, 2010, 08:25:53 AM
Good news for me!  I'm officially a Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology  ;D

Congratulations! Fancy that...a Pharmacology Professor with a lightsaber. =p

Actually......a long time ago....  back when the MR FXes first came out and I was in grad school.....  I actually DID use an FX saber as a pointer during a presentation at one point  ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Torinn Zoler on September 26, 2010, 09:46:12 AM
I finally got my phone up and running! :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on September 26, 2010, 03:53:35 PM
After 2 years...I'm about to resurrect my Femando thread here in the costuming forum  ;D 8) A'den Ca'tra of Redwood Alliance Squad is about to be alive and trooping for Halloween! Wooohooo!!!  :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on September 26, 2010, 04:35:56 PM
Yay... so my son is now a big brother.... to a 4 mm stone!!!

What?!?!?!?!?!    ??? ??? ???

Ok... so yesterday, my wife was in EXCRUCIATING pain.... thinking she had a turn for the worst bladder infection...

A day that was to be a good quality outing for me, my wife and myself... was spent with 5 hours in the emergency room.

She had a kidney stone.

Now normally she has a high threshold of pain... she was basically giving birth when she went into labor last year, so to see her in tears due to the pain... well... that MUST be worse than child's birth as she described it to me.... A TON of drugs (morphine, vicodin, and multiple other stuff was put into her IV)...

At 4am the little pebble of a rock came out. I told her, congratulations, "We have a stone :), and that our son is a big brother now.  "

She's feeling better. That's why this is good news to me, praise the Lord. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aelde Renn on October 01, 2010, 01:24:15 PM
After two years, I decided enough is enough!  I was offered a new job in California (Ridgecrest), and decided to exchange the Middle East Desert for the American desert!  I sit in the airport as I type this, awaiting that great big plane that will carry me back to family and friends.  Of course, there are several friends here that I will miss, but we all understand that this time must come!  It's gonna be so awesome to have family around, TV I can understand, and my dogs!  Not necessarily in that order  ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on October 01, 2010, 05:53:46 PM
 ;)

welcome back big brother!! ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on October 02, 2010, 03:04:27 AM
*patpats Mr. and Mrs. Yar Nala*

Congratulations to all!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on October 02, 2010, 10:51:24 AM
Thanks, Dearth...

Looks like Mrs. Yar-Nala needs ANOTHER patpats...

She JUST passed another stone a couple of minutes ago (bigger than the one last week)...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Arizae on October 02, 2010, 02:28:34 PM
Air Force beat Navy at today's football game!!! For the first time since 2002!!! This is awesome!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aelde Renn on October 03, 2010, 08:25:05 AM
Booooo, I'm retired Navy!  LOL   ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on October 04, 2010, 05:29:53 AM
Finally met a girl who likes me for who I am. Totally excited, I didnt have to ask for her number even.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on October 04, 2010, 06:34:32 AM
Hoho. Good going, SLS! =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on October 04, 2010, 06:39:13 AM
Thanks DB ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Arizae on October 04, 2010, 01:48:01 PM
I don't get to go home very often to see my family and they mean the world to me. My school is not so much a school as it is a military base, so it's kind of like taking leave. But my commander is letting me go home this weekend! There is a reunion of sorts and I'm going to get to see all my aunt's, uncles, cousins and the like. Very excited!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on October 04, 2010, 07:45:25 PM
Good to hear, Arizae. Reconnecting with your inner circle is always good. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Vektor on October 05, 2010, 11:47:55 PM
Well, I have relatively small and materialistic "good news", but considering the past year, this news is particularily heart-warming for me.

The mrs and I have been having car problems for a long time, we need two cars in our household and they both have just the crucial amount of miles behind them that they have needed lots of expensive repairs. But just yesterday I placed an order for a new car, so the next three or so years should be relatively care-free! Plus the mrs is also planning on getting rid of her car too and buying a new one (she actually drives more than I do, due to her longer commuting)!

Buying a car is never cheap, especially around here where vehichles are heavily taxed. But we calculated we'd need about $7000 for car repairs in the next eight months, so at least we can avoid that now! Wohoo!!! :) ;) :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on October 06, 2010, 02:58:42 AM
Congratulations, Vektor. =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Rafalema on October 06, 2010, 05:23:29 AM
I got my CF from Erv' today and it worked! It's sweeeeet!  :o
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Binks on October 06, 2010, 05:10:18 PM
My good news may not be so good for many....... But I will finally be working Monday to Friday with my weekends off....

I just have to train the new guy and make sure he knows what he is doing and then I can be free to spend my weekends with Jango :)

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on October 06, 2010, 06:10:46 PM
time spent together is always a benefit.  Good luck on the training, may the trainee become wise in the ways of the workplace :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on October 06, 2010, 07:52:37 PM
Congratulations to Rafalema, Binks and Nartules. =D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on October 06, 2010, 07:57:46 PM
Getting home tomorrow will start a three week stint that I'm 100% at home every day and not out of town for work at all. I haven't had that luxury since before I went to Celebration V and I can't wait. Got another couple weeks coming up later this month, but I can live with that after a few weeks without it.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on October 06, 2010, 08:26:29 PM
It's always good to have more time. It can't really be earned the same way we earn money. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Ketme-Hamje Traya on October 20, 2010, 02:17:54 PM
I'm coming home from Deployment overseas in November, I'll be back at Home Station Florida in December.

Three months after that I'm out of the Army.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LUMINARA UNDULI on October 20, 2010, 02:24:32 PM
Congratulations!  And thank you so much for your service :).
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aelde Renn on October 20, 2010, 03:11:59 PM
Thanks for doing what you've done, Ketme!  Any idea what you'll be doing next?  If you don't have a degree yet, take advantage of the GI Bill, if you can.  It's only good for 10 years after you get out, and time can fly!

On an unrelated note, I am back in the States, no more Middle East for me for awhile!  As a "reward" to myself, I completed the Rider's Edge course last weekend, and bought an Anniversary Edition Harley Sportster 1200.  It's such an awesome time to ride right now!  Too bad it won't last.  See ya on the roads!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on October 20, 2010, 03:48:32 PM
I'm coming home from Deployment overseas in November, I'll be back at Home Station Florida in December.

Three months after that I'm out of the Army.

Congrats and thank you for your service!  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on October 20, 2010, 08:08:59 PM
Congratulations and welcome back, formerly overseas people! :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: darth_call on October 29, 2010, 03:51:25 PM
Just won a "new to me" Roland Digi Piano off of Ebay for 1/2 of what I was willing to pay. It's the same make and model of what I use to gig with, but I sold my old one once I got outta gigging. It was a great stage piano, lightweight, 88-key, semi hammer action and AWESOME tones! After I sold it, I bought a Privia for the home, but hated it, so I recently bought a new yamaha home digital paino, ...but I sure as heck aint luggin THAT big thing around!
Then got into another band, and been using the old home unit that Im not happy with, it's heavy and the sounds aint all that great. Confusing huh.

Woo-Hoo! the sweet sounds of Roland  fixin to be in the house again!

So, I  now have my GREAT home unit, (the yamaha), a not so great at anything unit, (My Privia) and the new one, ...the Roland. YAY!@
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Ty Ree on October 29, 2010, 08:22:20 PM
Congrats!  The image of Chewie banging out some tunes makes chuckle...can anybody photo shop that?  Enjoy the simple things and laugh as much as you can. Cheers, Ty Ree
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on October 30, 2010, 04:30:02 AM
Just won a "new to me" Roland Digi Piano off of Ebay for 1/2 of what I was willing to pay. It's the same make and model of what I use to gig with, but I sold my old one once I got outta gigging. It was a great stage piano, lightweight, 88-key, semi hammer action and AWESOME tones! After I sold it, I bought a Privia for the home, but hated it, so I recently bought a new yamaha home digital paino, ...but I sure as heck aint luggin THAT big thing around!
Then got into another band, and been using the old home unit that Im not happy with, it's heavy and the sounds aint all that great. Confusing huh.

Woo-Hoo! the sweet sounds of Roland  fixin to be in the house again!

So, I  now have my GREAT home unit, (the yamaha), a not so great at anything unit, (My Privia) and the new one, ...the Roland. YAY!@

Pleased to meet a fellow pianist. =D I prefer the more traditional acoustic ones, but still. ^_^
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on November 13, 2010, 02:13:49 AM
Dearth, chalk up one for me as well, I play piano. ;) Though admittedly, it has been awhile since I've played (no time).

My good news? I had an amazing day :). I got to spend some time with a very special person and really enjoyed that... excited to see where God's going to take it. And feeling blessed beyond words ;D.

To all waiting on me for signatures... this has been a very busy week for me, with a lot of 4 AM nights. I have some things to do over the weekend, but I will get them done as SOON as I can :).

Thanks all
-MD
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on November 13, 2010, 12:15:45 PM
Im looking back to Nov. 13, 2009. It had been a rather turbulant time in my life. Darth Real Life had pounded me with things in nearly one after the next. A year ago, I wasnt sure what was going on with my life, aside from school day after day. It's funny how something unexpected...and wonderful can appear out of nowhere...and bring you such joy and happiness you had only longed for and dreamed of. There was this guy. A member of this site. Nearly 3 years ago, he popped up one day on my msn messenger and started to talk to me. Even when I lost internet for a time, he would talk with me when I could get online while others usually forget about me. We exchanged cell phone numbers and chatted via text message. A year ago...a text message popped up out of the blue. A year later...we havent missed a single day of talking...and Im glad that I listened to the little voice in my heart..."Give him a chance! What could it hurt?". Im glad he never gave up on me from day one 3 years ago... And today...I look back with a smile, never having been happier...and say aloud before all here...I love you Trent.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: darthmorbius on November 13, 2010, 12:31:06 PM
Well someone just gave me a wake-up call.  Found out my account here still exists. This is a good thing for coming events...  ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on November 13, 2010, 12:53:21 PM
Well someone just gave me a wake-up call.  Found out my account here still exists. This is a good thing for coming events...  ;)

Oh brother.  ::)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 14, 2010, 03:07:14 AM
Congratulations to all the good news bearers!  ;D

Quote
Dearth, chalk up one for me as well, I play piano. ;) Though admittedly, it has been awhile since I've played (no time).

Pleased to meet you too, sir. XD Same here, actually. It's been...what? 20 years or so?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on November 14, 2010, 07:40:58 PM
Well someone just gave me a wake-up call.  Found out my account here still exists. This is a good thing for coming events...  ;)

I can't wait...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on November 16, 2010, 05:42:45 PM
after a long time of me writing music as a good way to vent, i finally get to perform with a few friends at a coffee house on friday! i've just got a good feeling that good things are to come after that, and thats already a good thing, because i love to perform  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Wolfen on November 17, 2010, 01:23:02 PM
Not exactly a birth post but close enough:
My wife and I are set to adopt our nephew and our new neice, who was born last Sunday. Some of you know Donovan, my nephew, from some pics of him posted in the forum. He has been living with us since May of this year. The newest addition to our family is little Nadia, born 11/7/10. We are excited to have these wonderful children become part of our family. I will get some pics of her put up later tonight.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Lucien Kane on November 27, 2010, 03:15:03 PM
Congrats my friend... I was adopted, so I appreciate people who adopt... it gives us children with Sith parents a chance at a Jedi life. lol
On that note, I just found out today my lovely Mandalorian Wife is pregnant! Mind you this is after two miscarriages and a whole lot of hard times... Such a wonderful thing! I'm so excited! My own youngling to train up in the ways of the Force.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sandpeople are people too on November 27, 2010, 03:59:49 PM
I know the highs and lows of that as well; my wife and I experienced some miscarriages between our 7 year old son and 16 month old daughter- makes it awkward to explain the gap between them.  The lows contrast the highs, and yet I would not trade the experience for a CF5.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Lucien Kane on November 27, 2010, 05:05:10 PM
It is an opportunity to forge your marriage into something stronger than Beskar haha. My wife and I have been through so much it has made us such a strong couple.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Cyberote on December 10, 2010, 01:28:37 PM
I go to two different schools. My home school, then half-way through the day, a bus takes us to our other one. Well the other school that I go to lost power, so we didn't have to go today. So a couple of friends and myself headed down the road to All Star, got some pizza and hung out there for a bit celebrating our half-a-day off :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Arizae on December 15, 2010, 10:29:10 PM
I have been going through some rough times when it came to school and life-time decisions. Had some medical stuff going on so I recently left Colorado for good and moved back near my family in Arizona to get back on my feet (explains my absence for awhile, probably could've put up something in stress and vent). Despite all these troubled times and confusing things that have been changing my life I'm excited about what comes next. I feel like I'm starting to learn and work in a field I love. Since 7th grade I let the Air Force Academy define who I was and what I was going to do with my life, I realized this year that all that I had worked for was done because I wanted to make my father proud and I wanted to do something 'amazing' and make people think I had accomplished something.

But now I'm moving on to something else, moving away from what I always thought I was. It's difficult leaving something that has been apart of my life for so long, and yet it feels right and it will be good for me in the end.

After all I'm already shadowing and helping out a vet that specializes in equine science I have an awesome chance at getting into vet school and I am feeling much better about where I am in life. The change has been incredibly difficult, but in the end I think I will remember this time of my life as a turning point for the better. Finally working with what I love and getting my foot in the door to learn all I can so I am prepared for some more years of school.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Cyberote on December 16, 2010, 07:09:44 PM
I'm glad you found your turning point. You pretty much have it figured out. Sounds like you were living for other people, but when you get right down to it, people shouldn't live for other people. They should live for themselves, but not to the point where they become selfish and self-absorbed. I used to not care about what happened to myself. All I cared about was helping other people and my life sucked then. I felt I was missing something. I recently found a good balance and I feel happier. I haven't felt this overall happy since 6th grade and I'm in 12th, so high school beat the crap out of me until my senior year. Another thing is I got my hair cut. I know it sounds rediculous, but I used to have nearly shoulder-length hair and would sweep it across my forehead and it would always droop down over my left eye. Then I got it cut and now my bangs are above my eyebrows. Ever since, I've been happier. Weird.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 17, 2010, 06:55:44 PM
Congratulations to you guys. We need more of this stuff. XD

And it's nice to find someone who's found meaning, purpose and direction in their lives. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Skottsaber on December 20, 2010, 09:11:55 AM
Life is great.

End of school, some time to relax after the exams.

And on top of that my first year in the hobby ends with a bang with a lovely slice of buttered toast. om nom nom nom nom  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on December 20, 2010, 04:05:54 PM
I don't usually talk about this on the forums but now I feel I have to!!!!

FOOTBALL!
After all the crap the Packers (my favorite team) have endured this year...including a heartbreaking loss to the Patriots last night, a pelethora of injuries and me thinking they were for sure out of the playoffs I have just recieved word that they control their own playoff destiny.  They have to win their last two games.  Which (as long as Rodgers comes back) they can most certainly do!

It's good news to me anyway.  Sorry to anyone who disagrees.   ;)

GV
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Forgetful Jedi Knight on December 20, 2010, 04:16:59 PM
Hey GV,

Sorry about last night (Pats v. Packers) it was nothing personal (I'm a Pats fan). I'm surprised we left you in the game as long as we did.

Good luck the rest of the way.

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on December 20, 2010, 05:58:09 PM
lol  "Left us in the game"  give us a little credit.  Flynn played an excellent game.

I thought it would be 45-0 at halftime to be honest.  Anyway thanks!  I think we can make it.

GV
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Forcestruck on December 20, 2010, 06:02:54 PM
I don't disagree at all GV. I'm still reveling that the Eagles managed to come back 28 points in the 4th to take down the Giants 38-31!

Go Eagles! 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 20, 2010, 07:55:03 PM
Congrats, folks! Celebrate all victories big and small. :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on December 20, 2010, 08:33:55 PM
Sports... EEEEEWWWW!!!! lol

Me, my joy at the moment is being able to look at the one I love...and not at a picture, video, or through a computer screen...  :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 21, 2010, 05:10:56 AM
Nothing quite like facing someone in person. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Shadeslinger on December 21, 2010, 07:53:25 AM
I was hoping to post in this thread. ;)

My surgery went great. They took out the tumor and did pathology which came back cancer, but superficial. That means they got everything they could when they went in and the cancer hasn't penatrated any further. Next step is a few courses of immune therapy to kill any microscopic cells that may have been left over then another biopsy to make sure nothing is growing back, but they expect me to recovery fully. This has really made my Christmas to say the least! ;D

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers, I really, truly, appreciate it. :)

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Vektor on December 21, 2010, 08:29:07 AM
Excellent news, SS! I wish you best of luck for the rest of therapy!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: pneumoniaprone on December 21, 2010, 08:30:18 AM
Great news Shade. I imagine that is quite a relief. Here is to a healthy happy 2011. Cheers.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Cyberote on December 21, 2010, 08:30:54 AM
May the Force be with you, Shadeslinger. I wish you the best of luck *Tenacious D power hugs* :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Forcestruck on December 21, 2010, 08:35:20 AM
I've been wondering how things were going for you Shadeslinger. Very glad to hear!

A Happy and Healthy New year to you and everyone else!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on December 21, 2010, 09:13:31 AM
That is great news SS! Very glad to hear that! What a blessing to start the new year off with!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on December 21, 2010, 01:49:16 PM
Nothing quite like facing someone in person. :)

Indeed!  :) We tried 2 times and was forced to wait over a year too meet. I'm dreading having to leave...   :'(
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 21, 2010, 07:51:29 PM
I was hoping to post in this thread. ;)

My surgery went great. They took out the tumor and did pathology which came back cancer, but superficial. That means they got everything they could when they went in and the cancer hasn't penatrated any further. Next step is a few courses of immune therapy to kill any microscopic cells that may have been left over then another biopsy to make sure nothing is growing back, but they expect me to recovery fully. This has really made my Christmas to say the least! ;D

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers, I really, truly, appreciate it. :)



Glad to hear it. God is still in the healing business. :D

Nothing quite like facing someone in person. :)

Indeed!  :) We tried 2 times and was forced to wait over a year too meet. I'm dreading having to leave...   :'(

*patpats* At least you'll have someone and something to look forward to again next time. :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on December 21, 2010, 08:43:09 PM
That's so good to hear Shade!
I never made a comment but was lurking and silently praying for you.  Sounds like it helped.
 ;)

GV
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 21, 2010, 08:59:33 PM
I was hoping to post in this thread. ;)

My surgery went great. They took out the tumor and did pathology which came back cancer, but superficial. That means they got everything they could when they went in and the cancer hasn't penatrated any further. Next step is a few courses of immune therapy to kill any microscopic cells that may have been left over then another biopsy to make sure nothing is growing back, but they expect me to recovery fully. This has really made my Christmas to say the least! ;D

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers, I really, truly, appreciate it. :)

Very glad to hear that, Shade! Here's to a speedy recovery! :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on December 21, 2010, 09:40:08 PM
You have many friends encouraging, praying, and pulling for you, Shade.

Glad to hear the blessings of this great news :)

Blessings to you and your family.  :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Saarai on December 27, 2010, 05:45:14 PM
As of 1:18 p.m. est Josiah Issac Kelly entered this world like a cannon ball at 7 lbs 9.5 ozs and 20 inches long, pictures to follow when I get to a computer where I can download 'em.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BoOgEyMaN_of_the_Sith on December 27, 2010, 05:49:34 PM
As of 1:18 p.m. est Josiah Issac Kelly entered this world like a cannon ball at 7 lbs 9.5 ozs and 20 inches long, pictures to follow when I get to a computer where I can download 'em.
Congratz :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Amptrooper on December 27, 2010, 05:54:16 PM
THAT IS GREAT!!!!!!! I thought that is what was going on! Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: GreyJedi on December 27, 2010, 05:55:21 PM
As of 1:18 p.m. est Josiah Issac Kelly entered this world like a cannon ball at 7 lbs 9.5 ozs and 20 inches long, pictures to follow when I get to a computer where I can download 'em.

You must be very proud  :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on December 27, 2010, 05:58:08 PM
Grats on the child...I'm still tired from the delivery and I just sat there and watched lol...now to get some sleep.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Forgetful Jedi Knight on December 27, 2010, 06:25:49 PM
As of 1:18 p.m. est Josiah Issac Kelly entered this world like a cannon ball at 7 lbs 9.5 ozs and 20 inches long, pictures to follow when I get to a computer where I can download 'em.

Congratulations Saarai!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 27, 2010, 06:33:44 PM
Congrats!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Saarai on December 27, 2010, 07:14:49 PM
As of 1:18 p.m. est Josiah Issac Kelly entered this world like a cannon ball at 7 lbs 9.5 ozs and 20 inches long, pictures to follow when I get to a computer where I can download 'em.

You must be very proud  :)

I am, of both my son and my wife, both did amazing! Josiah shot out, literally shot out never saw that before. I told my wife from henceforth his nickname will be Cannonball haha. 2 secs into the world and he already has a nickname.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on December 27, 2010, 07:48:17 PM
I had to be caught as well...came out so fast I broke my mothers tailbone
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 27, 2010, 07:53:41 PM
Congratulations, people! Not bad for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year start.  :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Borax on December 27, 2010, 08:25:19 PM
Oh great another kid with my name ! :)  FYI he is going to get called Joshua by teachers A LOT. People never seem to be able to figure that name out. 

serious congratulation however !!! Let the fun of parenting begin  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Saarai on December 28, 2010, 12:47:24 PM
Thanks everyone, here's the link to the photo page from the hospital. Until I get home I won't be able to download any pics, they lock that on the computers here :-( but this link has a pic of him, and a pic of him and his big sis.

http://www.noyes-hospital.org/baby.asp?babyid=1864
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: GreyJedi on December 29, 2010, 02:38:41 PM
Ok, this might seems silly to a lot of you, but I'm nearly 30, and as long as I can remember I have bitten my nails. Its a horrible gross unattractive habit, but for some reason I could never quit it. I tried the gross tasting nail polish, announcing to my friends and family that they had permission to slap the heck out of my if they saw me biting, nothing worked.

Well, it finally just clicked about 3 weeks ago: You are training to be a nurse, would you want someone taking care of you that constantly had their fingers in their mouth? So I resolved to stop. Just sheer will power. It sounds silly I know, but its been almost as hard as stopping smoking.

So here they are after almost a month. This is the best my nails have looked in decades. I plan on getting my first manicure in a few weeks lol. Girly, I know, lol. But I've read online the best way to ensure you dont bite your nails is simply to take good care of them. Wish me luck!  :)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi67.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fh282%2FGreyJedi81%2Ffingers.jpg&hash=c53ac16c01f71bcb029f812bc7ecdf070ea76a90)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Cyberote on December 29, 2010, 05:06:17 PM
Good luck Grey Jedi. I also have that problem. Not only my nails, but after I finish a can of soda, I rip off the tab and chew that up. Dunno why :/
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: GreyJedi on December 29, 2010, 05:17:27 PM
Good luck Grey Jedi. I also have that problem. Not only my nails, but after I finish a can of soda, I rip off the tab and chew that up. Dunno why :/

Your dentist must love you lol.

Thanks btw
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on January 02, 2011, 05:21:16 PM
PACKERS= 10-6

         =


PLAYOFF BOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew they could make it.   ;)

GV
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: General Veers on January 05, 2011, 03:54:34 PM
After almost a week of a cold that refused to go away...and an EXTREMELY sore throat (which turned out to be strep)...I am starting to feel better.

Thank you clininc in the Wal-Mart!

Oh...and my new Anakin boards came today!

GV
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Skottsaber on January 06, 2011, 04:45:09 AM
Win  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Skottsaber on January 10, 2011, 11:45:46 AM
I'm getting a puppy tomorrow  ;D ;D ;D

I already have one Dog, an Africanis/Terrier Cross.
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F1237687%2FPhotos%2FBeauty%2520Shot_730x547.jpg&hash=caeaa0e7c2c169ba2e9b91070db376a5c49695e9)

We found a litter of Whippets (Wiki) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whippet) on a classifieds site here and called the breeder, and we have first choice. So we're driving down to see them, which will take over an hour each way, and we are nearly guaranteed to take one home. So I'm very excited. Here is the picture on the ad:

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropbox.com%2Fu%2F1237687%2Fwhippets.jpg&hash=ac677320c4dfd99900341deb72a811346eb07577)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Binks on January 10, 2011, 05:20:29 PM
They are so cute.... enjoy the new puppy  :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 11, 2011, 06:06:39 AM
Congratulations on your new Jeddog. :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: cordaroyfog on January 11, 2011, 06:11:45 AM
PUPPPPPPPPY~!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: bamster on January 20, 2011, 08:10:23 PM
I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on February 15, 2011, 10:50:25 AM
As we all know, Valetines Day was yesterday. For once, I get to post in the "good news". The girl I love kissed me after a year of knowing her. I hope things continue this way. Im keeping my fingers crossed!

Valentines Day... never underestimate it.

**EDIT** Congrats on the new puppy!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: GeckoJedi on February 15, 2011, 11:12:36 AM
Congrats on the puppy.

I didn't die yesterday. Does that count?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Rafalema on February 15, 2011, 11:18:07 AM
Congrats on the puppy.

I didn't die yesterday. Does that count?

Yup, it counts. Sure beats dying, the not dying, eh?  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: okiwan on February 15, 2011, 11:28:55 AM
my very first MHS build is on its way to my house today. im so anxiously waiting for the UPS to show up. im hoping it gets here before i have to leave for class.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Oisse on February 15, 2011, 11:32:45 AM
my very first MHS build is on its way to my house today. im so anxiously waiting for the UPS to show up. im hoping it gets here before i have to leave for class.
Nice man :) I can't wait till I get my Starkiller and V2
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on February 15, 2011, 11:51:18 AM
At least you guys have sabers. I havent built one or bought one yet. Gotta get a job first.  :-\
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: okiwan on February 15, 2011, 12:09:48 PM
At least you guys have sabers. I havent built one or bought one yet. Gotta get a job first.  :-\

that was my issue. couldnt find a job for so long. so i went back to school. now obama gives me money. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Oisse on February 15, 2011, 12:14:28 PM
At least you guys have sabers. I havent built one or bought one yet. Gotta get a job first.  :-\

that was my issue. couldnt find a job for so long. so i went back to school. now obama gives me money. :)
Haha I really don't have money for sabers, but... I buy them anyhow :) lol...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: okiwan on February 15, 2011, 12:45:47 PM
At least you guys have sabers. I havent built one or bought one yet. Gotta get a job first.  :-\

that was my issue. couldnt find a job for so long. so i went back to school. now obama gives me money. :)
Haha I really don't have money for sabers, but... I buy them anyhow :) lol...

lol same here. i SHOULD be buying new tires for my car an things like that, but hey....there still holding air.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: GeckoJedi on February 15, 2011, 01:30:54 PM
Congrats on the puppy.

I didn't die yesterday. Does that count?

Yup, it counts. Sure beats dying, the not dying, eh?  ;D

That it does...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on March 01, 2011, 07:54:50 PM
Two good things for me!

Licensed some of my patented work and just got a new 50" Panasonic P50GT25 TV delivered today (my 1st HDTV!!!)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Oisse on March 01, 2011, 08:04:03 PM
Two good things for me!

Licensed some of my patented work and just got a new 50" Panasonic P50GT25 TV delivered today (my 1st HDTV!!!)
Congrats!!!
I remember my first HDTV, infact I still use it! Although it's only a 32", I love it :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on March 01, 2011, 08:06:37 PM
Do you got the blu ray player to enjoy it to its fullest :)  even if you don't I hope you enjoy it, also make sure you television provider has high definition on your account.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Oisse on March 01, 2011, 08:10:38 PM
Do you got the blu ray player to enjoy it to its fullest :)  even if you don't I hope you enjoy it, also make sure you television provider has high definition on your account.
QFT, get a blu ray player!! I use my PS3 as my Blu Ray player :), if you have a PS3 dont forget to get an HDMI cable :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on March 02, 2011, 06:16:46 AM
I've got a blue-ray player already...I just wish it was one model number later as the one I have isn't 3D compatible.

I'll have to either pick up a PS3 or another 3D compatible BD player sometime soon.

Only BDs I have so far though are Die Hard and Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Oisse on March 02, 2011, 06:33:47 AM
I've got a blue-ray player already...I just wish it was one model number later as the one I have isn't 3D compatible.

I'll have to either pick up a PS3 or another 3D compatible BD player sometime soon.

Only BDs I have so far though are Die Hard and Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
Ahh!!!! You didn't mention it was also 3D!!! Well you did give model number, but I didn't look it up :) awesome!!! Lucky lucky lol. 3D is to expensive for me. Let alone a 50"!!!! Hehe I hope you have fun with that beast.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on March 02, 2011, 10:41:53 AM
Well, this is good, and bad. I got a laptop, but only cause my granpa died, and it runs Vista (which I despise). Oh well, I have leared to live with what I got. May you rest in peace grandpa.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on March 17, 2011, 04:06:19 PM
After a long wait and saving, I finally managed to get 2 new Adobe programs, Adobe Photoshop CS5 (previously from CS2) and Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 (previously using a different XHTML/CSS based-editor). Now, I have to learn how to use Dreamweaver (I have no experience with it) but some of the new features of Photoshop CS5 are very nice and it's a big upgrade from CS2! :D I'm hoping to upgrade my skillset into designing dynamic websites (rather than the more basic ones I've worked on) and learn to use Flash as well :). I have more training with web design, but more practice with graphic design, if that makes any sense at all ;).
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: GeckoJedi on March 17, 2011, 09:23:21 PM
I bowled a 205 today! (That's a high score for me)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on March 18, 2011, 10:23:13 AM
Dang, 205??? Thats really good. I wish I could go bowling as much as I used to. I averaged 210.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on March 25, 2011, 07:37:49 AM
good news! i've started to record my first album, and i'll hopefully have it all done sometime in the next few months!
i also have a few songs up on youtube that are rough takes of what the album will have!

also my new Nintendo 3DS is getting here on monday! i don't know if anyone is as excited for the 3DS as i am, but its going to be sooo sweeet.

overall very good news from my end ;D

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on March 25, 2011, 03:47:57 PM
 ;)

Congrats on your music career!! ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on March 28, 2011, 10:40:02 AM
I have a job and I love it.  Anyone in the Gilroy, CA area? Come to Girloy Gardens on the weekends and you just might see me there.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Green Ranger on March 29, 2011, 10:32:34 PM
After a long wait and saving, I finally managed to get 2 new Adobe programs, Adobe Photoshop CS5 (previously from CS2) and Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 (previously using a different XHTML/CSS based-editor). Now, I have to learn how to use Dreamweaver (I have no experience with it) but some of the new features of Photoshop CS5 are very nice and it's a big upgrade from CS2! :D I'm hoping to upgrade my skillset into designing dynamic websites (rather than the more basic ones I've worked on) and learn to use Flash as well :). I have more training with web design, but more practice with graphic design, if that makes any sense at all ;).

These are great programs. I wish you had asked me brother, I happen to have a Photoshop CS5 that I could have given you. But hey, you earning feels better anyways right?  8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on March 31, 2011, 05:01:36 PM
Off to WonderCon! See ya guys there!!  8) ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Inferis on April 04, 2011, 05:22:50 PM
Hey guys! Just wanted to announce that on Sunday the 3rd of April, the 4yr anniversary of the day we started dating as well as the day after her birthday & the day before mine, I went down on one knee & asked my girlfriend Emily to marry me! Not only did she say yes but she's already agreed to a Star Wars themed wedding! Double score!! ;D!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on April 04, 2011, 05:37:50 PM
Hey guys! Just wanted to announce that on Sunday the 3rd of April, the 4yr anniversary of the day we started dating as well as the day after her birthday & the day before mine, I went down on one knee & asked my girlfriend Emily to marry me! Not only did she say yes but she's already agreed to a Star Wars themed wedding! Double score!! ;D!

congrats you you ;and,congrats to your soon to be lovely wife.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: harcopolo2 on April 04, 2011, 06:19:57 PM
Cangratz man!  Your are a lucky guy indeed!  Starwars themed wedding.. xxx I don't think I could swing that one haha.  Best wishes for you, and your fiance :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on April 04, 2011, 07:56:02 PM
Congrats Inferis! I want pictures of the Star Wars themed wedding ;).
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Lord Dracus on April 04, 2011, 08:10:20 PM
 Congrats and blessings to you and your bride-to-be. ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Inferis on April 05, 2011, 07:30:02 AM
 Thank you kindly for your messages of support gentlemen. We've set an approximate date for the wedding of May the 4th  ::) 2013.
 Luckily I have a number of friends in the UK Garrison & the 501st so with a bit of luck we'll have a "most impressive" honour guard of stormtroopers in attendance. :D
 I'll have to see if it's possible to get a wedding cake knife with a saber hilt shaped handle. Imperial cog shaped 3 tier wedding cake with custom dueling bride & groom figures on top. Our dear friend Tors has offered to design & make Em's wedding dress which will be dark red crushed velvet with black leather corset & trim while I'll be wearing a custom red & black Sith costume. Daren at JQ Sabers is in the process of putting a special custom saber together for me which will be worn on the day & I'll have to ask him to make something similar for Em' so we can have our first duel as a married couple directly after our first dance.   ;)
 It's early days yet but it's already shaping up to be one of the most elaborately geeky weddings in the history of ever!!

Congrats Inferis! I want pictures of the Star Wars themed wedding ;).

Not a problem MD, there'll be plenty of photo's too as I'm planning to invite a minimum of 2 professional photographers. Expect the results to be posted in the members photo thread here on the forum before we set off on a dream honeymoon in Canada.  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sandpeople are people too on April 24, 2011, 07:00:04 PM
I was able to make 6 mid-grade blades this week, thanks to JGJ's tutorial, and some tips Darth Vadar.  It was my first attempt, and they turned out pretty well.  My 20 month old daughter had taken ownership of a Red LED stunt of mine, and enjoys it more with the weight reduction (I had a longer heavy gauge blade in it before).  I feel pretty good for actually building something rather than just buying it.  My next project will be to do some groove work on a pommel.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Revan Reborn on April 24, 2011, 08:48:29 PM
Your wife to be is letting you do this for your wedding? Dang, she is a keeper!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Inferis on April 24, 2011, 10:14:26 PM
She certainly is. She's a huge sci-fi fan, collects comics & action figures & she plays video games. Those are just a few of the things we have in common. I do believe I may be one of the luckiest geeks in the world! ;D
 I'm really hoping to find a UK based droid builder with an imperial style astromech that we can hire to be the ring bearer. Failing that a regular R2 unit will be just as good. We're planning to practice like the dickens with Novastar & Caines Saber Combat System tutorial DVD so we can put on a properly choreographed display at the wedding reception.
 It's looking like the wedding cake toppers will be replicas of our xbox 360 avatars (which are very good likenesses of us) in our Sith style wedding attire & the wedding favours will include replicas of said avatars frozen in carbonite mid cuddle made from chocolate all courtesy of Paul Pape an amazing artist & sculptor. I'm even looking into the possability of having them packaged on blister cards like the traditional action figures.  ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Revan Reborn on April 24, 2011, 10:29:41 PM
She certainly is. She's a huge sci-fi fan, collects comics & action figures & she plays video games. Those are just a few of the things we have in common. I do believe I may be one of the luckiest geeks in the world! ;D
 I'm really hoping to find a UK based droid builder with an imperial style astromech that we can hire to be the ring bearer. Failing that a regular R2 unit will be just as good. We're planning to practice like the dickens with Novastar & Caines Saber Combat System tutorial DVD so we can put on a properly choreographed display at the wedding reception.
 It's looking like the wedding cake toppers will be replicas of our xbox 360 avatars (which are very good likenesses of us) in our Sith style wedding attire & the wedding favours will include replicas of said avatars frozen in carbonite mid cuddle made from chocolate all courtesy of Paul Pape an amazing artist & sculptor. I'm even looking into the possability of having them packaged on blister cards like the traditional action figures.  ;)

lol. If this was MY wife I probably wont even be able to think about it....let alone in my OWN mind. Truly I can forsee you two growing old together. Dont get me wrong, I have the an awesome wife but if she was into geekiness like me, She would be hands down poifect!! Please take some pics because id like to see this if you dont mind. Im truly happy for you!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Shadeslinger on May 03, 2011, 08:08:52 AM
I just wanted to share that having completed my first round of treatment for my cancer, I had my follow up biopsy not too long ago and all results came back benign with no new tumors and no trace of cancer so far. 8)

So, while the war is not over, I am definately on the right track! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: QUI-GON JINN on May 03, 2011, 08:23:43 AM
That's great news, Shade!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Azmaria Dei on May 03, 2011, 08:25:05 AM
that's excellent news! congrats!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on June 08, 2011, 11:49:51 AM
Wanna hear something cool (since no one has looked nor commented on the pic I left in the Member's photo thread *glares*)

Vosk and Sythe (Shaak Ti) are gonna have the same last name  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Forgetful Jedi Knight on June 08, 2011, 11:59:03 AM
Congrats Shaak Ti!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: SgtBatten on June 08, 2011, 04:05:44 PM
Wanna hear something cool (since no one has looked nor commented on the pic I left in the Member's photo thread *glares*)

Vosk and Sythe (Shaak Ti) are gonna have the same last name  ;D

Oh i saw that nice ring and i assumed you were already married.

apologies from a newbie

and congrats
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Inferis on June 08, 2011, 04:24:19 PM
Congratulations Shaak Ti & Vosk, that's great news! Have you set a date yet?

Wanna hear something cool (since no one has looked nor commented on the pic I left in the Member's photo thread *glares*)

Vosk and Sythe (Shaak Ti) are gonna have the same last name  ;D

Oh i saw that nice ring and i assumed you were already married.

apologies from a newbie

and congrats

Easily done, I made the same mistake myself. Don't feel bad though Sarge, I've been here for almost two years now & I'm still petty clueless.  :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: SgtBatten on June 08, 2011, 04:46:43 PM
Easily done, I made the same mistake myself. Don't feel bad though Sarge, I've been here for almost two years now & I'm still petty clueless.  :D

im glad im not the only one
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on June 08, 2011, 05:02:37 PM
HAHAHA!!! IF we were already married I would have mentioned it already :P It's ok though lol

April 2012
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Lord Dracus on June 08, 2011, 05:50:00 PM
 Dang! I should have picked up on the ring... :-X My bad. Congrats and blessings to you both... ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Big Boss on June 08, 2011, 06:24:50 PM
congrats shaak-ti  hope you have a nice wedding :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on June 09, 2011, 03:26:54 AM
Dawn, since we're mostly guys you need to be more obvious. Retake the shot with your ring right up in the camera. Then photo shop in a big red arrow pointing to said ring with the caption, this ain't no cracker jack box ring. 

If you do all that you might fnd that 10% of us notice you are engaged.  Its nothing personal. We're just guys.  :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: SgtBatten on June 09, 2011, 04:22:43 AM
Dawn, since we're mostly guys you need to be more obvious. Retake the shot with your ring right up in the camera. Then photo shop in a big red arrow pointing to said ring with the caption, this ain't no cracker jack box ring. 

If you do all that you might fnd that 10% of us notice you are engaged.  Its nothing personal. We're just guys.  :D

QFT

plus i like big arrows
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on June 09, 2011, 09:35:34 AM
LOL Well then...


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi22.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb336%2FLadySythe%2FIMG958860.jpg&hash=0a066b91041efa9c2413f6bfa325601a5f9e9245) (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/LadySythe/IMG958860.jpg)

Better?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on June 09, 2011, 12:47:09 PM
LOL Well then...


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi22.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb336%2FLadySythe%2FIMG958860.jpg&hash=0a066b91041efa9c2413f6bfa325601a5f9e9245) (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/LadySythe/IMG958860.jpg)

Better?

Epic... awesome... congratutlations :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: SgtBatten on June 09, 2011, 03:35:26 PM
LOL Well then...


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi22.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb336%2FLadySythe%2FIMG958860.jpg&hash=0a066b91041efa9c2413f6bfa325601a5f9e9245) (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/LadySythe/IMG958860.jpg)

Better?

MISSING BIG RED ARROW :(

haha nah congrats
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on June 09, 2011, 03:36:45 PM
Sorry, I was too lazy to use photoshop lol  ;D :D

Thank you gents :) See! It just shows that you guys can find a femme geek too ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: jetsaber on June 09, 2011, 04:25:57 PM
 8) SHAAK TI  :o :o Check You Out That is Awesome  :o :o  I just seen your ROCK  8) Hope the Best  8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Master Durangus on June 26, 2011, 03:53:31 PM
Good News = I sold one of my cars. I'd been entertaining the idea of selling it and getting a newer, 2004-2005 car, and finally decided to do so. I put it on Craigslist, got 2 calls within a few hours, sold it to the first caller the next day. A big hassle out of my way and I am riding on sunshine ;D. Now the fun part, finding a new car in my price range that fits what I want.  :-\
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: jock109 on June 26, 2011, 04:20:16 PM
Good news = Just picking my daughter up from Glasgow airport on her return from a visit to Nuremburg, Germany. Not seen her in 3 weeks and although she's 20 now she'll always be my wee girl and I always miss her when she's off on a jolly.

Good times!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on July 05, 2011, 10:45:17 AM
Not sure where to post this but it was good news to me.I found a guy selling his collection of Star Wars books on Kijiji not to far from me so i went and took a look and came away with 58 books for $140.My Star Wars book collection has just got a lot bigger,plus i'll save alot of money in the long run.One i found was quite interesting,it's called (A Journal of the Making of The Empire Strikes Back) and was made back when the movie came out.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on August 03, 2011, 10:19:39 PM
Not sure where to post this but it was good news to me.I found a guy selling his collection of Star Wars books on Kijiji not to far from me so i went and took a look and came away with 58 books for $140.My Star Wars book collection has just got a lot bigger,plus i'll save alot of money in the long run.One i found was quite interesting,it's called (A Journal of the Making of The Empire Strikes Back) and was made back when the movie came out.

thats an awesome find!



my good news is that i'm starting work on some PVC stunts for myself and my friend! first saber build(s) :P hopefully they turn out well!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on August 04, 2011, 05:14:28 AM
Well i'm leaving today for the summer camping trip to Prince Edward Island for a few days,if anyone has ever been there you will know it is a beautiful place.With so much going on here on the forums lately i wonder what news i'll come home to when i get back on Sunday :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Corran Horn on August 09, 2011, 03:13:03 PM
I recently got engaged (which many of you may have realized by reading my "Wedding Saber" thread in the Wanted section of the Trade Federation, and to top it off, I asked my fiancee's son if he would like it if I adopted him and he actually called me Dad for the first time!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on August 09, 2011, 03:22:18 PM
Keil, that is truly an honor and a mark of your parenting skills!

Congratulations on your family!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Corran Horn on August 09, 2011, 03:25:00 PM
Thanks a lot. I'm pretty happy.  I'm really a lucky guy. I became insta-dad to a WONDERFUL family.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on August 09, 2011, 03:41:20 PM
congratulations keil! thats great news!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on September 08, 2011, 03:53:53 PM
 ;D

http://www.darkresurrection.com/portal/index.php?lang=en

It's  done!! Finally lol

Good news for moi. I should have internet sometime next month *crosses fingers it's true*. I'll be moving to Utah sometime hopefully before the end of the year. I'm still engaged...but I'll finish this part in another thread  :-\
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Caine on September 08, 2011, 10:13:04 PM
I recently got engaged (which many of you may have realized by reading my "Wedding Saber" thread in the Wanted section of the Trade Federation, and to top it off, I asked my fiancee's son if he would like it if I adopted him and he actually called me Dad for the first time!

That is super awesome...what an amazing feeling that must have been!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on September 26, 2011, 03:30:02 PM
well everyone, i have some good news! in a world that is kinda sucky alot of the time, i finally have something good to report!

first a backstory.
a few years back i dropped out of high school due to alot of emotional problems, namely being diagnosed with bi-polar and a bad anxiety problem. i ended up getting my GED last year, just so i had something so i could go on to a higher education when i felt the time was right.

over the past few years i've been looking to the future so to speak, and trying to figure out what i wanted to do for the rest of my life. the one thing that always seems constant in my life is music, and its a very therapeutic thing for me, but i never thought i would make a career out of it or try to go to school for it, i didn't think i was good enough or that it seemed realistic.

well over the past week i've been really thinking hard about this, i've decided i'm going to apply to Berklee College of Music here in Boston. I don't know if i'm good enough to get in or not, but i figured i'd try. All of my friends who have seen me play have said i should try, so i figured i will.

The biggest thing is, the day after my birthday is when they announce if you passed the audition so i hope i'll get some late birthday news. the audition i'm going to try to get into isn't until late january, but i'm excited about this.

I think the biggest motivator for me was that all of my friends are either in college now, or are starting next year, so i feel i should try to go when they go, instead of staying here at home for the rest of my life.

anyways, thats my good news :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on September 26, 2011, 04:21:09 PM
Good luck,i hope you get in :) That is something i wish i had done when i was younger,get a better education or done something different with my life because the years go by way to fast.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on September 26, 2011, 05:30:39 PM
thanks jag, that means alot! i hope i'm good enough to make it in :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dearth Breather on October 05, 2011, 06:05:09 AM
Congrats and kudos to all! :D God bless everyone.

thanks jag, that means alot! i hope i'm good enough to make it in :P

Pleased to meet a fellow musician in training. Please keep us updated. :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Shadeslinger on October 13, 2011, 12:18:47 PM
I haven't been around much lately, but I finally received the good word from my doctor that I am now cancer free! Thank you to everyone who kept me in their thoughts and prayers, I truly appreciate it! :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on October 13, 2011, 12:40:00 PM
Thats great news shade :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on October 13, 2011, 12:53:33 PM
thats awesome shadeslinger!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sol Nexus on October 15, 2011, 01:16:16 PM
I has a job now!!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Corran Horn on October 15, 2011, 02:50:48 PM
@Shadeslinger:  Congrats. That's awesome news.

@Sol:  Cool, I'm sure you'll find lots of things here to spend your new found money on. Lol.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on October 20, 2011, 05:06:09 AM
I have a 50" full HD Panasonic Viera Plasma tv. I get antsy with my things. I like to upgrade them or at least have "new" things regularly. Tonight i bought a 50" Full HD Samsung Series 5 plasma. For $400!!!!
I'm selling my Panasonic for $600. Not only do i make $200 from this but the Samsung has a usb input and built in Media player and some other cool features that my Panasonic didn't have. Plus i love the look of Samsung tvs! WIN! :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on October 20, 2011, 05:13:36 AM
Hey Sam, I have a Samsung LCD big screen TV. Have had it for like...nearly 3 years now. You're gonna love yours, Samsung TV's are so awesome :) I like that you get a 3 year warranty with Samsung too, compared to the 12 months Sony gives you. You know it's going to last you for ages too because...well, you know how much TV I watch :P

Sidenote: How cheap are TV's these days?! I got a good deal on mine, and it was $1800 or so! Nowadays, like you said $400 for yours. It's mostly due to 3D TV's being released, but I prefer the good ol' 1080p 2D :) 3D is more of a "let's go to the cinema and watch a 3D movie" when you're in the mood to strain and hurt your eyes.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Smorgis on October 28, 2011, 09:02:21 PM
St. Louis Cardinals

2011 World Series Champs , and on my Birthday

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on October 28, 2011, 09:09:40 PM
Congrats and Happy Birthday!!!  :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on October 28, 2011, 11:39:57 PM
St. Louis Cardinals

2011 World Series Champs , and on my Birthday

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That's what I'm talking about! Congrats to the Cardinals and Happy B-day DS! :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on October 29, 2011, 08:31:29 PM
St. Louis Cardinals

2011 World Series Champs , and on my Birthday

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Ditto on this... Happy Bday (belated)...and congrats to the Cards (would have been fun, though... for a rematch with the Tigers.... a healthy Tigers, perhaps....   :P  )
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on November 02, 2011, 06:57:00 PM
Today i bought... wait for it... a BRAND NEW MEMORY FOAM PILLOW! I've had 2 in the last 3 and a half years and they're great but after 12-18 months they go to crap and get really really uncomfortable and hurt your neck. A new one is very much needed and i found them online for $10 :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on November 02, 2011, 06:59:09 PM
 :o you're a fan too? I bought one about 6 months ago. They are so awesome. Mine is the memory foam plus I believe. They do take a while to get used to, but I loves it now!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on November 02, 2011, 07:20:04 PM
Mate i can't sleep without it! We went on a snow holiday last snow season and spent a few days up on MT Buller or wherever it was and i forgot to pack my pillow and had to use one of the hotel pillows... I slept about an hour a night it was horrible. You can't beat a less than 12 month old memory foam pillow :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on November 02, 2011, 07:33:38 PM
Oh no, I hadn't thought of that for my holiday to New Zealand. Hmm, maybe they will have little "mini" memory foam pillows at the hobbit houses I'm staying at :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on November 02, 2011, 07:35:15 PM
My wife and I needed new pulled two months ago.  Her sisters all rave about these pillows.  She likes hers, I hate mine.  It's like using a rock.  Give me a good old goose down any day. 

Wish i could take it back.  :P. I didn't exactly pay $10.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sandpeople are people too on November 02, 2011, 08:07:02 PM
My wife and I needed new pulled two months ago.  Her sisters all rave about these pillows.  She likes hers, I hate mine.  It's like using a rock.  Give me a good old goose down any day. 

Wish i could take it back.  :P. I didn't exactly pay $10.

the pillows take a while to break in; try sitting on it for a week or two- I experienced the same problem when I made the switch to a memory foam. 

and for the traveling type, I recommend this type (I've used it for 18 months):
http://www.nemoequipment.com/nemo2010-filo-pillow
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Corran Horn on November 19, 2011, 09:53:51 PM
As of November 18th, at 5pm EST, I am now the proud owner of my own renova.....um er, uh....home.

Lots of work to do now, but I finally have a place I can call my own!  The family and I are working to get things cleaned up, painted and ready for furniture.  10 days until the final move in. Whoo hoo!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on November 19, 2011, 09:58:33 PM
Congrats Keil. Having a place to hang your saber is always a great thing.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Corran Horn on November 19, 2011, 10:00:37 PM
Thanks Luke, myself and my entire family are very excited and very tired after a long first day of work. But every little thing we do to it just makes it that much more like home.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on November 25, 2011, 03:55:44 AM
First thing monday morning i'm leaving this crappy town (Bendigo, Vic) and heading for the sunshine state! (QLD) to stay with a fellow fx sabers member up there for a few days. Heck if i'm lucky i may even stay for almost a week!
I'm going to make a few mix cds to listen to on the drive up and the first one to be blaring as we tear outta town, you guessed it- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRBnZNJvsOg :D
I'm excited! :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on November 26, 2011, 05:04:55 PM
First thing monday morning i'm leaving this crappy town (Bendigo, Vic) and heading for the sunshine state! (QLD) to stay with a fellow fx sabers member up there for a few days. Heck if i'm lucky i may even stay for almost a week!
I'm going to make a few mix cds to listen to on the drive up and the first one to be blaring as we tear outta town, you guessed it- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRBnZNJvsOg :D
I'm excited! :D


as in florida?? :-\
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on November 26, 2011, 05:47:35 PM
The sunshine state. Queensland :)
Over here in Aus Queensland is known as the sunshine state :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: SgtBatten on November 26, 2011, 08:33:32 PM
as in florida?? :-\

haha, oh dear :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on November 29, 2011, 04:48:17 PM
great news from me guys! so i get home from guitar lessons about 10 minutes ago, and my parents are watching tv with my sister. they pause the tv and say they have good news and bad news, i say give the bad news first so that the good seems better. my mom says "so the bad news is that something is happening that doesn't involve myself, your father or your sister" i say "what is it?" "zach, you're going to paris from the 17th to the 28th to visit your brother!"

needless to say i freaked out and i'm still really really happy and excited that i get to spend christmas in paris with my brother! i'm really really excited :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on December 02, 2011, 11:57:03 PM
Im sitting here, playing on my new Iphone 4 S, very happy and glad I can get back online again :-) My old Phone, I believe, was slowly been forced out of use by Verizon by stealing away cell signal to older phones and dedicating it all to future generations of smartphones like this one. I didn't have to go outside, walk up a hill and sit in the cold or stand in the rain just to get a signal - which incidentally kept dropping my calls and got gradually worse and worse. I love my phone and Im very glad I didn't go for a droid (especially after hearing news about a malware going after droid phones and needs a mega black belt hacker to get rid of it). It doesn't beat a real computer but it certainly beats the sheer boredom Ive been suffering since the tv was stolen. 10/10!

Hehe Shaak Ti is gonna be around more often!  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on December 03, 2011, 04:27:54 AM
Great news Shaakster. You've been missed.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on December 03, 2011, 04:35:59 AM
Im very glad I didn't go for a droid (especially after hearing news about a malware going after droid phones and needs a mega black belt hacker to get rid of it).

clearly you've never heard what happens to an iphone that gets malware.  Apple products are not impervious to viruses like 90% of people think.  they just take up less of the market share, so anyone wanting to do any real damage doesn't create a virus for apple products.  When apple products get viruses, you might as well just throw them away because people don't protect them since "apple products don't get viruses."  which is false.   :-\  Not many people spend their time writing viruses for phones though, so you really shouldn't have a problem with either type of phone.

(this is what I wrote an english paper on, and everyone in the class thought I was stupid until I started showing them the statistics to back it up). 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on December 08, 2011, 11:36:02 AM
well i finally got my berklee audition date. its january 28th. which is 2 days before my birthday. i'm both happy and EXTREMELY nervous. :/
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Evan Zal on December 08, 2011, 01:42:13 PM
That's awesome, good luck :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on December 08, 2011, 01:59:48 PM
That's awesome, good luck :)

thanks man!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on December 08, 2011, 02:48:26 PM
Use the Force! Itll help  8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on December 08, 2011, 02:50:04 PM
Use the Force! Itll help  8)

oh if only i could  :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LadySythe on December 11, 2011, 03:12:06 PM
Cant find the stinkin Members Photo thread..,

Newest official member of The Dark Empire costume club as of this morning

Lady Ardor
TDE109
Thule Temple

http://www.thedarkempire.org/tde109.html

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi22.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb336%2FLadySythe%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_3006.jpg&hash=5a8f46bd91249c2217610f15565f78cf724d90c9) (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/LadySythe/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_3006.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi22.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb336%2FLadySythe%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_0991.jpg&hash=7891560a4a914aff7944f0b9636084631bc66aa0) (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/LadySythe/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0991.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi22.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb336%2FLadySythe%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG_7069.jpg&hash=021b0e89150ce3cc3611af892e0bd4fa7842c6f7) (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/LadySythe/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_7069.jpg)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on December 18, 2011, 03:29:15 PM
I JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST GRAFLEX!!!!
It's a Luke ESB. Now all i need is a conversion kit, 2w speaker, pc-u, 5w ledengin and i'm set. So so so set :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on December 18, 2011, 03:35:04 PM
Good stuff man! Vintage or replica?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Forgetful Jedi Knight on December 18, 2011, 03:35:13 PM
Cant find the stinkin Members Photo thread..,

Newest official member of The Dark Empire costume club as of this morning

Lady Ardor
TDE109
Thule Temple

CONGRATS Shaak Ti! Match that costume up with Malignant Fury (the saber in my sig) and you'd be dangerous.  ;)  :D :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on December 18, 2011, 03:53:59 PM
Good stuff man! Vintage or replica?

It is made from a real vintage 2-cell Graflex flash, with a 3-cell replica backend from Parks :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on December 18, 2011, 04:00:23 PM
Nice, was that another eBay Sam bargain? :D

I noticed you said PC-U with a 5w...had you considered PC1.6 with 10w FoC? That would rock  8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jerome on December 18, 2011, 04:06:41 PM
Good stuff man! Vintage or replica?

It is made from a real vintage 2-cell Graflex flash, with a 3-cell replica backend from Parks :D


Noooooooo! By the time I saw that, it was already sold! Was that Alessandra's by any chance? That was such a bargain.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on December 18, 2011, 04:12:29 PM
Nah not an Ebay bargain Dave. Over on the rpf. I've decided (Only just yesterday how god is that for timing!), that i'd watch the rpf like i do Ebay lol.
A pc-u 1.6 with 10w FoC could work :P I'll have to discuss it with Noyl to see what he thinks (He'll be doing the install for me).
Jerome yes good sir that's the one! A truly gorgeous piece if i may say so myself :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jerome on December 18, 2011, 04:17:32 PM
Sam - I've been watching the RPF junkyard for a while now! At least it's good to see it coming over to Oz. As you know I'm looking for a graflex back end. Well, if you decide you don't like it, you can contact me  :P

Alessandra is on fx as well, as Satele Shan I believe. I followed her Luke sabers project with interest over on the RPF.

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on December 18, 2011, 04:52:12 PM
Jerome- It won't be coming here until it's had all it's sound and led installing done :D
I'll keep an eye out for a graflex back end for you. Do you care if it's a replica? The one on this is a replica and i think the guy i'm sending it to for the installs has a vintage back end. If that's in good nick i could always have it swapped over so i have a full vintage graflex and sell you the replica one :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: SgtBatten on December 18, 2011, 08:30:15 PM
I'm shocked Sam I would have thought you would enjoy doing this install yourself?

Congrats on the great bargain regardless
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on December 18, 2011, 09:18:56 PM
I'm shocked Sam I would have thought you would enjoy doing this install yourself?

Congrats on the great bargain regardless

xxx no mate. If there's anything i learnt in the workshop in QLD... It's that i strongly dislike elec installs of any variety.
I'm just going to stick to doing my darkside conversions and experimenting with weathering, that's what i enjoy best :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Satele Shan on December 19, 2011, 01:38:34 PM
So, I'm about to enter my last semester in my Master's degree program for Library and Information Science (yes you do need a Master's degree to be a librarian - most of the people working the circulation desk are volunteers or student workers :)). The good news is that I have an interview tomorrow for the DPLA Research Assistant internship at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, which I would do while in my last semester, in addition to my other part-time job which is recording and podcasting events and lectures for my grad program.

The DPLA is really, really cool. It's the Digital Public Library of America initiative, which is a project that is attempting to bring together all of the major institutions in the United States together to create a single, unified national digital library. In some ways, it may be like Google Books, but like a public library - though it's very much in its infancy and planning/development stages. I'm just insanely excited about the possibilities this holds. Let's face it, many people never use libraries, since the degree of Internet penetration into households has risen so dramatically. As information specialists, we know that not all information is available online, which is a common misconception, but we also know that it's time/convenience versus actually having the highest amount of precision and recall in a given search/query. I feel like the DPLA has a chance to make libraries really relevant again and I'm super excited for the chance to be involved in it. It also really fits my course of study, which has focused on information systems, metadata, the semantic web, databases and XML, and other related topics such as information architecture and usability.

Anyhow, that's my good news. I'll post again if I get the position. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Satele Shan on December 19, 2011, 01:44:13 PM
I JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST GRAFLEX!!!!
It's a Luke ESB. Now all i need is a conversion kit, 2w speaker, pc-u, 5w ledengin and i'm set. So so so set :D

I'm glad it's going to a good home and being upgraded with electronics! ;D

As I think I explained to you, I decided that having two variations of the same lightsaber was dangerous for me. In the Star Wars universe, the ANH and ESB Luke are the same saber. If I have two variations of the same lightsaber, why don't I also have the Chronicles and Tunisia versions of Obi-Wan's ANH lightsaber? Instead of just the ANH Vader lightsaber, why don't I have ESB and ROTJ versions of Darth Vader's lightsaber? The Hero Luke and the v2? It's just too much to collect, and my brain is deeply wired to liking things in extremely specific sets.

I decided to get rid of the ESB, since I like the ANH more, mostly because of how amazingly clear Exactra 20 bubbles are. They give almost a glass/metal feeling to the saber which really raises the perceived quality of the item as a whole, at least in person and IMHO. So my final static collection will be the ANH Luke, ANH Obi-Wan, ANH Vader, and the ROTJ Luke, which I think covers all of the major lightsabers in the original trilogy, without delving into multiple iterations and variations of each saber.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jerome on December 19, 2011, 02:41:54 PM
I'm glad it's going to a good home and being upgraded with electronics! ;D

As I think I explained to you, I decided that having two variations of the same lightsaber was dangerous for me. In the Star Wars universe, the ANH and ESB Luke are the same saber. If I have two variations of the same lightsaber, why don't I also have the Chronicles and Tunisia versions of Obi-Wan's ANH lightsaber? Instead of just the ANH Vader lightsaber, why don't I have ESB and ROTJ versions of Darth Vader's lightsaber? The Hero Luke and the v2? It's just too much to collect, and my brain is deeply wired to liking things in extremely specific sets.

I decided to get rid of the ESB, since I like the ANH more, mostly because of how amazingly clear Exactra 20 bubbles are. They give almost a glass/metal feeling to the saber which really raises the perceived quality of the item as a whole, at least in person and IMHO. So my final static collection will be the ANH Luke, ANH Obi-Wan, ANH Vader, and the ROTJ Luke, which I think covers all of the major in the original trilogy, without delving into multiple iterations and variations of each saber.

That's sound reasoning Alessandra. I'm aware too there is the danger of collecting too many lightsaber variations that can quickly eat up funds. I was wondering why you decided to break up your Luke collection after that project. Also I remember you mentioning you had no interest in the Vader, but getting just the main ones from the OT would make a decent collection.

Still, I am going for the Luke trilogy too. I already have the Rylo ROTJ, and am waiting for a 2 cell graflex to arrive and see where I go from there.

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on December 19, 2011, 02:43:15 PM
So, I'm about to enter my last semester in my Master's degree program for Library and Information Science (yes you do need a Master's degree to be a librarian - most of the people working the circulation desk are volunteers or student workers :)). The good news is that I have an interview tomorrow for the DPLA Research Assistant internship at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, which I would do while in my last semester, in addition to my other part-time job which is recording and podcasting events and lectures for my grad program.

The DPLA is really, really cool. It's the Digital Public Library of America initiative, which is a project that is attempting to bring together all of the major institutions in the United States together to create a single, unified national digital library. In some ways, it may be like Google Books, but like a public library - though it's very much in its infancy and planning/development stages. I'm just insanely excited about the possibilities this holds. Let's face it, many people never use libraries, since the degree of Internet penetration into households has risen so dramatically. As information specialists, we know that not all information is available online, which is a common misconception, but we also know that it's time/convenience versus actually having the highest about of precision and recall in a given search/query. I feel like the DPLA has a chance to make libraries really relevant again and I'm super excited for the chance to be involved in it. It also really fits my course of study, which has focused on information systems, metadata, the semantic web, databases and XML, and other related topics such as information architecture and usability.

Anyhow, that's my good news. I'll post again if I get the position. :)

That does sound exciting and my fingers are crossed for you! Let us know how you go :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Satele Shan on December 19, 2011, 04:43:38 PM
I'm glad it's going to a good home and being upgraded with electronics! ;D

As I think I explained to you, I decided that having two variations of the same lightsaber was dangerous for me. In the Star Wars universe, the ANH and ESB Luke are the same saber. If I have two variations of the same lightsaber, why don't I also have the Chronicles and Tunisia versions of Obi-Wan's ANH lightsaber? Instead of just the ANH Vader lightsaber, why don't I have ESB and ROTJ versions of Darth Vader's lightsaber? The Hero Luke and the v2? It's just too much to collect, and my brain is deeply wired to liking things in extremely specific sets.

I decided to get rid of the ESB, since I like the ANH more, mostly because of how amazingly clear Exactra 20 bubbles are. They give almost a glass/metal feeling to the saber which really raises the perceived quality of the item as a whole, at least in person and IMHO. So my final static collection will be the ANH Luke, ANH Obi-Wan, ANH Vader, and the ROTJ Luke, which I think covers all of the major in the original trilogy, without delving into multiple iterations and variations of each saber.

That's sound reasoning Alessandra. I'm aware too there is the danger of collecting too many lightsaber variations that can quickly eat up funds. I was wondering why you decided to break up your Luke collection after that project. Also I remember you mentioning you had no interest in the Vader, but getting just the main ones from the OT would make a decent collection.

Still, I am going for the Luke trilogy too. I already have the Rylo ROTJ, and am waiting for a 2 cell graflex to arrive and see where I go from there.

I can tell you exactly why. ;D On the RPF Junkyard I saw someone selling an all steel pieces complete RussRep ANH Obi-Wan for $275. I knew I would want a RussRep Obi-Wan at some point, but wasn't planning on it anytime soon, since buying all the pieces from various RussRep runs costs closer to $400-500 and takes a good amount of time. But then all of a sudden, I had this amazing lightsaber, which is now my favorite, and it made me rethink where the ESB Luke sat in my collection.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Satele Shan on December 20, 2011, 10:37:33 AM
I got the job at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard! I'll be a research assistant for the DPLA and since it's a paid position versus the unpaid internship I was going to do otherwise, I'll have a few thousand extra this Spring semester. :D

EDIT: I just wanted to add it seems like a super-cool place. Really laid back, I'll have no set hours and can work from home sometimes, and one of their concerns is "How can we keep the Berkman Center weird?", which I love. But really, it's a great place where really smart (and weird) people get together and do often ground-breaking or innovative work/research concerning the Internet and all things digital.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jerome on December 20, 2011, 02:17:26 PM
I got the job at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard! I'll be a research assistant for the DPLA and since it's a paid position versus the unpaid internship I was going to do otherwise, I'll have a few thousand extra this Spring semester. :D

EDIT: I just wanted to add it seems like a super-cool place. Really laid back, I'll have no set hours and can work from home sometimes, and one of their concerns is "How can we keep the Berkman Center weird?", which I love. But really, it's a great place where really smart (and weird) people get together and do often ground-breaking or innovative work/research concerning the Internet and all things digital.

Congrats! Sounds like a dream job.

So now, extra funds for more sabers, or... that jedi costume?  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luis88 on December 29, 2011, 05:27:10 PM
my grandfather just bought himself a 55" LED/LCD TV with a Blu-Ray player and im pretty excited that i can take the Star Wars BR Saga to him so that he can watch it in spanish Dialogue. He is a fan of the OT but never understood it much, he just liked the sci-fi factor about it. but now, at 80 years old (he does look a day over 65, i was surprised when it was his 80th), he can finally watch and UNDERSTAND the original trilogy.

So somtime soon, my grandfather, my dad, and myself are going to start watching episodes 4, 5 and 6. Excited.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on December 29, 2011, 05:28:37 PM
Awesome Luis! I always get excited showing someone something new or something I love. It's the best :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luis88 on December 29, 2011, 05:31:54 PM
Awesome Luis! I always get excited showing someone something new or something I love. It's the best :)

its so cool. he isnt getting any younger so it makes me feel great to know i can share it with him.

Until soon its always been, the guy in the black suit with the red sword is the bad guy, indiana Jones' friend with the blue sword is the good guy and and then they brought this green sword guy in to kill the black armoured bad guy. there wasn't enough indiana jones in it though.

haha
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darthlwin on December 30, 2011, 12:33:57 AM
I got the job at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard! I'll be a research assistant for the DPLA and since it's a paid position versus the unpaid internship I was going to do otherwise, I'll have a few thousand extra this Spring semester. :D

EDIT: I just wanted to add it seems like a super-cool place. Really laid back, I'll have no set hours and can work from home sometimes, and one of their concerns is "How can we keep the Berkman Center weird?", which I love. But really, it's a great place where really smart (and weird) people get together and do often ground-breaking or innovative work/research concerning the Internet and all things digital.

Congrats! I totally understand the feeling of an unpaid internship. I'm in France for six months for an unpaid internship and it's costing A LOT..
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on January 01, 2012, 10:10:11 AM
my parents opened their bakery yesterday! Twist Bakery and Cafe is now open in Millis, Mass.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twist-Bakery-Cafe-Inc/192890780782817


stop by sometime if you're in the area!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Corran Horn on January 01, 2012, 10:14:01 AM
Awesome news!  Good for them, I wish them all the best in their new endeavour.  Perhaps they could make some nice lightsaber shaped cinnamon twists. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Luke S. on January 01, 2012, 10:40:34 AM
my parents opened their bakery yesterday! Twist Bakery and Cafe is now open in Millis, Mass.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twist-Bakery-Cafe-Inc/192890780782817


stop by sometime if you're in the area!

Very cool.  Congrats to your parents. Owning a business' especially in food service is not an easy task.

  It's close to my route from work.  If I ever get off work early I'll make a detour.  I like bakeries.  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on January 01, 2012, 11:05:41 AM
Awesome news!  Good for them, I wish them all the best in their new endeavour.  Perhaps they could make some nice lightsaber shaped cinnamon twists. :)

i may be able to convince them  :D

my parents opened their bakery yesterday! Twist Bakery and Cafe is now open in Millis, Mass.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twist-Bakery-Cafe-Inc/192890780782817


stop by sometime if you're in the area!

Very cool.  Congrats to your parents. Owning a business' especially in food service is not an easy task.

  It's close to my route from work.  If I ever get off work early I'll make a detour.  I like bakeries.  ;D




sweet! the hours and menu are partial this week (getting everyone familiar with the newer equipment and such), but the 6am-7pm schedule and full menu should start next week!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DarthCaedus on January 27, 2012, 09:34:14 AM
update from me! my berklee audition is tomorrow morning ;D i'm very very excited, but very nervous (for good reason i think :P) but i'll be sure to keep ya'll updated!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on January 28, 2012, 07:43:33 AM
Stay tuned in about 5 minutes....
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on January 28, 2012, 08:03:06 AM
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Can i get a "xxx YEAH!?!" :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on January 28, 2012, 10:50:01 AM
Awesome Sam! :)
More pics!!! :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Darth Smorgis on January 30, 2012, 07:21:26 AM
This is the cake from my Wifes baby shower yesterday  ;D
One more month till my little padawan arrives  :D

pic is clicky
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy251%2Fdarthsmorgis%2Fbaby%2520shower%2FIMG_4532.jpg&hash=642cdbbea71da970305ebd97ef8d09582ec3f59d) (http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy251/darthsmorgis/baby%20shower/IMG_4532.jpg)

We have recieved TONS of starwars clothes and toys.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: nartules on January 30, 2012, 11:15:45 AM
Did our tax refund yesterday...it looks like we will have enough to pay off the credits cards and stick 2,700 in the bank :)

Yay, I won't be broke anymore, I was getting tired of Ramen Noodles.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Subvirtua on February 02, 2012, 07:10:54 PM
Yay. Instant karma. My TCSS shipment cleared UK customs today and my tickets came through to see Justice, (the best thing to come out of France since Plecter Labs,) next Saturday. A busy week I have ahead hmm?  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Wong Yoon Wei on February 02, 2012, 08:37:28 PM
Your karma is well deserved  ;D

Thanks to the kindness of Subvirtua here, I finally scored my very first CF after attempting to for almost two years!

I actually got the CF in my cart during the recent run but a bank transfer delay costs me greatly as by the time the money clears, it's all gone. It's very torturous to watch that there are still four CF at Plecter Labs six hours after I went to the bank and I couldn't do anything. As expected by the time the money clears the next day, it's all gone.

But Subvirtua heard my plight and kindly offered me his order instead as he is still currently busy with another saber.

It's nice to know that there are kindness from total strangers who would do things unselfishly without expectation of any rewards.



Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Zechs_Merquise on February 10, 2012, 05:18:23 AM
A few weeks ago I travelled via train with an online ticket and due to an internal error my tickets never got to me in time. Long story short I argued for a refund as I had to pay for a second ticket and so total costs were 100 ($157) with one ticket I paid for online and another I had to pay because my e-ticket was apparently invalid.

Today the train company sent a letter issuing me with 55 vouchers of any rail tickets I buy in the future. It may not be a full refund, and the company still act like it's my fault, but the vouchers are a clear sign of their guilt! It's the second time I've been burned by a train company so this is a good result!

It definitley made me feel better :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on March 02, 2012, 07:50:19 PM
Well right now I have the worst flu I've had in years, so I'm resting up over the weekend. I, however just got something personally delivered to my house that's cheered me up and is just, well awesome! There was a guy in Perth selling all of his SW signed autographs collection with COAs. Here's a list of the different ones I got:

Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Diamond, Gary Kurtz, Declan Mullholland, James Earl Jones, John Williams, Anthony Daniels, Julian Glover, Ian McDiarmid, Kenny Baker, Warwick Davies, Jeremy Bulloch, Shelagh Frazer, Phil Brown, Caroline Blakiston, and Dave Prowse. (apologies for any spelling mistakes).

Most are on index cards, which is great because that leaves them open to be placed on a nice large poster. The Anthony Daniels one is awesome, theres a large picture of C-3PO, and he has signed it in gold pen. That'll look great on display with my C-3PO :)

I also have a couple of double ups.

So I'm thinking of maybe getting a massive original Star Wars poster, and placing the autographs around the poster so I can have it framed and put on display. Not 100% on that at the moment though, I may come up with something better.

Really cool to own all of these now, makes me happy :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LUMINARA UNDULI on March 02, 2012, 07:55:08 PM
That's awesome Dave!  Look forward to a photo of your C-3PO with the sig pic :D.  Hope you feel better.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on March 02, 2012, 07:57:14 PM
Cheers Luminara :)

C-3PO's electronics are currently being worked on at the builders house. So I can't make a video right now.

However once I find a nice stand for the C-3PO sig pic I'll take some snaps :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Mersenne on March 02, 2012, 11:54:54 PM
Hope the flu goes quick mate.
Been a bit the same, but not the worst.
Oh and you DO know what you can do with those double ups right!!!!!!
Send them to the East Coast  ;D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on March 03, 2012, 01:11:09 AM
Hope the flu goes quick mate.
Been a bit the same, but not the worst.
Oh and you DO know what you can do with those double ups right!!!!!!
Send them to the East Coast  ;D

Yeah this flu sucks, haven't had it this bad in the longest time :(

Seriously Pete for you, if there's any OT actors or actresses you're after or are a huge fan of, SMS me and I'll see if I have doubles to send you :) I don't have doubles of everything (no rare ones like Alec Guinness), but you may just be in luck :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Mersenne on March 03, 2012, 04:49:33 AM
Sir Alec would be the one to have for sure.
Obi is my fav Character - next is Luke.
Enjoy your good fortune Dave
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on April 20, 2012, 07:26:39 AM
Woo! My Amazon order arrived in time for the weekend :)

Amazon UK is kind to us Aussies, they do free postage to Aus on orders of CDs, Blu Rays and DVDs 25 and over. Once you grab a couple of things it adds up to that amount. Those kinds of things are ridiculous prices in stores over here, so you can get about 3 box sets on amazon for the price of one. I scored:

The Alien Anthology Blu Ray set
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alien-Anthology-Blu-ray-Sigourney-Weaver/dp/B003AQBYUG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334931389&sr=8-1

and

The Jurassic Park Blu Ray set
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jurassic-Ultimate-Trilogy-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B004KKXMSI/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1334931880&sr=1-2
(this was on special for half that price when I bought it last week).

So I got both of them for about $40 shipped, and Jurassic Park is $70 on its own over here in the shops!

So the only questions remains...tomorrow night, horror night or trilogy night? 8)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on April 24, 2012, 10:56:48 AM
I haven't been on here in a while,the good news is my wife and i are expecting twin girls in a couple of months,or as i keep refering to them as the clones ;D I may have to send them off to Kamino for some training.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Aus_Jedi_Killer on June 02, 2012, 09:43:26 AM
My good news is that after thinking i'd be homeless in a week and a half there is a glimmer of hope...
A friend needs a room mate in a couple of weeks, hopefully in time for me to have a smooth transition from here.
AND her house has a spare room aka star wars storage room :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on June 02, 2012, 05:28:40 PM
That's great Sam :) Hope everything goes well! Then we need pics of your NEW Star Wars room :P
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Link on June 02, 2012, 05:29:57 PM
I'm Flying home in 1 week from this 1 year deployment !!   WOOOO HOOOOO !!!!   :) 
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Xanatos1986 on June 02, 2012, 05:45:53 PM
ill be 26 in 2 days on june 4th :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: COUNT DOOKU on June 02, 2012, 06:13:14 PM
After a whole day in the Garage I can finally say it looks clean!  8)

(now whether it is or not... that's a different story. ;) )
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Professor Huyang on June 02, 2012, 06:20:24 PM
ill be 26 in 2 days on june 4th :)

Happy birthday Xan! You're just a couple months behind me!

In 4 days, I am moving my wife and I (and our unborn child) back to Spokane, where I have a great new job, new (to me) pick up truck, and access to a mill and lathe waiting for me!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on June 02, 2012, 07:17:58 PM
ill be 26 in 2 days on june 4th :)

Yeah happy birthday :D just a couple of months in front of me, I'm 26 in October...
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Professor Huyang on June 02, 2012, 07:50:23 PM
Good heavens Dave. You're 26 and you can afford the collection you have? What are you, an australian super scientist?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Xanatos1986 on June 02, 2012, 08:05:23 PM
ill be 26 in 2 days on june 4th :)

Yeah happy birthday :D just a couple of months in front of me, I'm 26 in October...

Nice.Dave my daughter will be 4 in October.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on June 18, 2012, 08:53:48 AM
 ;D ;D ;D On my way to pick up my baby Georgia Mai from the hospital today  ;D ;D ;D and a certain Star Wars item has cleared customs today.
I think this is some pretty good news :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LUMINARA UNDULI on June 18, 2012, 07:39:47 PM
Congrats my friend!  So happy for you that you are bringing that little girl home :).
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: DARTH MAUL on June 18, 2012, 09:25:23 PM
;D ;D ;D On my way to pick up my baby Georgia Mai from the hospital today  ;D ;D ;D and a certain Star Wars item has cleared customs today.
I think this is some pretty good news :)

Glad to hear it!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: djkibaman on June 18, 2012, 09:33:28 PM
;D ;D ;D On my way to pick up my baby Georgia Mai from the hospital today  ;D ;D ;D and a certain Star Wars item has cleared customs today.
I think this is some pretty good news :)
I'm glad to hear ur daughter is doing well, i guess i can call my emergency surgery i had last week a good news since i wasn't even planning on going to the hospital if my fiance didn't force me to go and come to find out i've been feeling sick for awhile due to internal bleeding caused by ruptured spleen. ER doc said if it wasn't for my fiance draggin me to ER, my internal would blew up like a death star and i'll leave the rest to ur imagination. Guess she's really the one for me, can't resist not marrying my guardian angel.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on June 19, 2012, 11:23:55 AM
Thank You :) and it is nice to be all home together again as a family after almost 4 weeks of my wife and baby girl being gone.
I don't think i'll miss all the drives back and forth to the hospital(2 hours one way)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on July 26, 2012, 05:22:44 PM
All packed up and ready to go ;D Leaving in the morning for beautiful Prince Edward Island on a 4 day camping trip.
It's going to be nice to get away from the TV,phones,computer and work for a bit ;)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sandpeople are people too on July 26, 2012, 05:39:44 PM
All packed up and ready to go ;D Leaving in the morning for beautiful Prince Edward Island on a 4 day camping trip.
It's going to be nice to get away from the TV,phones,computer and work for a bit ;)


sabers make excellent flashlights, and might confuse bears.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Corran Horn on July 27, 2012, 10:05:48 PM
All packed up and ready to go ;D Leaving in the morning for beautiful Prince Edward Island on a 4 day camping trip.
It's going to be nice to get away from the TV,phones,computer and work for a bit ;)


sabers make excellent flashlights, and might confuse bears.


No bears in PEI, but I DO recommend using your saber to make the fishermen avoid you.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jagged Fel on July 31, 2012, 08:37:27 AM
All packed up and ready to go ;D Leaving in the morning for beautiful Prince Edward Island on a 4 day camping trip.
It's going to be nice to get away from the TV,phones,computer and work for a bit ;)


sabers make excellent flashlights, and might confuse bears.


No bears in PEI, but I DO recommend using your saber to make the fishermen avoid you.

Is there something i should know about the fishermen on PEI?
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on August 07, 2012, 05:25:39 PM
Each year it seems, Soundwave Festival in Australia grows to become bigger and bigger, with a huge list of artists being announced. This year is no different, and could in fact be the biggest line up yet. Keep in mind that for us a lot of these names are international bands that have to fly over here (or in Blink 182's case, get a cruise ship), so our festivals can get away with having just a few "big names". It's rare that you see something like this, but after checking out this lineup, I will for sure be there. I am a HUGE music fan, so I have been to more festivals/concerts than I can remember. I know we have at least a few Soundwave fans on the forum over here in Australia, so who else will be attending? I mean, who DOESN'T like Metallica?! :)

Check it:
http://www.soundwavefestival.com/

Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: vvenom on August 07, 2012, 05:35:46 PM

Always a a good event but dam this will be huge lots of big acts


Thanks for the info C-3PO :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Jedi Oz 66 on August 16, 2012, 03:05:43 PM
Ya ,after 7 years it's time for a new car, the old Commodore wagon is still a good car just a little tired, so here come the 2010 SV6 Commodore (or the G8 to the US saber fans out there)
Voodoo blue ,very nice (best  Borat voice) Now I just have to get the kids to keep it clean.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Subvirtua on September 03, 2012, 01:02:17 PM
Finally a proper job.  Fourteen months after qualifying I just finished my first day as an electrician. Thirteen hours of pretty steep learning curve with plenty more to come. All that book work never quite prepares you for it's real world application but it sure feels good to have made a start.  :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Veldryne_Drakx on September 13, 2012, 07:57:46 AM
Its been a good week. A buddy at work made a website for our led saber club, and the local comic con asked us to do a couple of one hour demos during the con.

My new costume is being started, and i ordered a new saber last night. Got a 3% raise end of last week, and a 500$ bonus cheque.

Yup, pretty good week so far.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on September 21, 2012, 08:22:07 PM
:) :) :)

After wanting to do so for the longest time, I finally picked up one of these:

http://www.iloveswords.com/LOTR_glamdringLE.html

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.zoovy.com%2Fimg%2Fredford%2FW1000-H582-Btttttt%2FU%2Fuc1425_rf_3.png&hash=44593e364fc133936aabb667ef2968b0d27ea10e)

My very own full tang, carbon steel Glamdring 8) super excited right now!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Veldryne_Drakx on September 21, 2012, 08:45:11 PM
Keep it in a display case 3p0 Lest I drool all over it....now you just need orcrist to match
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on September 21, 2012, 10:50:26 PM
Keep it in a display case 3p0 Lest I drool all over it....now you just need orcrist to match

Pffft, I'm swinging this baby around! :D It's a REAL SWORD :)

YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Mersenne on September 22, 2012, 05:29:39 PM
..... it's Bee-u-tea-full
very nice Dave
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on September 22, 2012, 06:06:22 PM
Thanks Pete! I can't wait for it to arrive :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: C-3P0 on September 27, 2012, 08:31:43 PM
After a terrible week this week, I finally had something happen today that I've been excited about for MONTHS now. First thing this morning when the shops opened, I bought the new Muse album 8) my favourite band of all time, I'm very much looking forward to checking the new album out when I get home :) now I'm just waiting for an Australian tour announcement so I can see them live once again. I've lost count of how many times I've seen them live now, and they smash it every time.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: BEN KENOBI on June 25, 2013, 06:13:37 PM
 ;)

My stepdaughter today got me out of the study saying she heard cat sounds from behind the dryer. We just moved here last Saturday.I of coarse am a cat and dog lover and searched behind the dryer.Did not see anything ;but,still heard little cat cries.I took the dryer apart from behind and found the little cuss between the wall.I took the cat from behind after I  ran after and caught the kitten from behind.Oh man that kitten let me have it lol :D :D Anyway I saved it's life.Like the turtle man said""Talk about live action!!""
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Yukiel on June 25, 2013, 07:11:12 PM
I just got a $40k a year job. I'm still in with my dad for a bit longer so oh my. Lightsaber dreams ahoy!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Asoka Tano on June 30, 2013, 10:08:09 AM
just discovered this thread. heres my good news for the year lol:

I earned my black belt in tae kwon do, graduated high school, got a big scholarship to attend college, and am then joining the Marine Corps. life is good :D
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: LordBlako on July 04, 2013, 04:28:24 AM
From now on, you can officially call me: LordBlako, Master of Science!   :o
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: theta03 on November 16, 2013, 08:45:27 PM
Finally got a job closer to where I live, no more driving a hour to get to work. That really wears on you. Unfortunately ended up taking a pay cut, and not related to the degree I have.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Veldryne_Drakx on November 26, 2013, 01:33:20 PM
I just found out that the personal wellness accounts for my benefits at work can be used on AIRSOFT!!!!!! lol i have 725$ in my wellness account

time to buy a new blaster ^_^
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Dimes on November 24, 2014, 08:20:23 PM
Not only have I finished my bachelor degree in Psychology this year, but I also found out a few days ago that I had been accepted for the honours year (meaning that I'm still on track to become a psychologist, as this particular year is perceived as the 'gold standard' required for masters). Yay!
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sandpeople are people too on November 24, 2014, 08:52:43 PM
Finally got a job closer to where I live, no more driving a hour to get to work. That really wears on you. Unfortunately ended up taking a pay cut, and not related to the degree I have.

I just did this as well.  Moved an hour closer to work, took a pay cut, and am doing a job that's kind of related to one degree, but not towards the other 2.  Yet, the hours are pretty good, I'm less stressed, and I see my family more- I can live with this.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Sidneyious on February 21, 2015, 02:24:46 AM
I still live
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: Professor Huyang on February 21, 2015, 06:43:54 AM
This thread really needs more attention. I'll add to it.

Finally getting over a week long stomach virus that hit my son, then my wife, then me.
Its supposed to be beautiful day today in the Pacific Northwest too. Planning on making the most of it. :)
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: generalSkywalker on June 04, 2015, 02:17:18 PM

I finally graduate tomorrow. Very excited.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: kwikside on June 04, 2015, 11:21:02 PM
I just checked our house value and it went up from when we bought it. From 240k to 320k.
Title: Re: The Good News Cafe
Post by: brthegreat117 on March 10, 2016, 09:53:19 PM
Well I guess I'll add to this as it's been roughly 10 months since the last posts lol.
I finally have 90% for my Graflex 2.0 build.
College is going pretty darn well.