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#58468 Done...aaaaaaaand done

Posted by Dr. Lobotomy on 01 July 2013 - 04:21 PM

At midnight last night I turned off my pager. My medical training is officially done. 9 long years.

[world's loudest sigh/]
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#114003 Post Your Boast

Posted by Haymaker on 26 August 2014 - 03:50 PM

i'm getting married. again! and after four decades i'm finally going italy! as a former art student this is very exciting. i will be getting married in may in positano. overlooking the almalfi coast.

 

ceremony will be here:

 

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we'll be staying here.

 

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then off inland to the parma region to stay in a villa and ride bikes for a week.

 

then off to sweden to find my heritage and hopefully some old family homes.  

 

i'm really excited for this.


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#80481 NFL Films Presents: phish and WIIIIIL-SOOOON!

Posted by Maze Solo on 27 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

I'm currently co-producing and directing a piece for the series NFL Films Presents about Phish and the Seahawks, as it relates to Trey's requests in Seattle and at the Gorge for Seahawks fans to do the Wiiiiil-sooooon chant when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson takes the field at home games.

 

While Phish was wrapping up the Fall tour in Atlantic City, the band and Red Light Management provided us with outstanding access: I interviewed Trey and Fish, we did some backstage filming, and we shot virtually the entire 11/2/13 concert.

 

Our next set of shoots is in Seattle this weekend, and at the Seahawks game this Monday Night. If you, or if you know of a group of Phish fans who will be at the game on Monday, please let me know below.

 

We don't have exact air-dates yet, but will be sometime in January on ESPN and NFL Network. I will update this thread as soon as I have more info. In the meantime, you can follow me (@Weaver_NFLF) and NFL Films (@NFLFilms) on twitter for any other updates.

 

ETA: Here are links to the final piece:

 

 

PART 1:  http://www.nfl.com/v...-Russell-Wilson

 

 

PART 2:  http://www.nfl.com/v...he-Wilson-chant


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#49488 Alcoholism

Posted by livet on 28 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

Like a bucket of cold water over the head, I think most addicts could benefit from hearing (in so many words) "Fuck you. Make an effort to change and then maybe I'll decide you're worth my time and sanity." Unconditional love does not equate to the unconditional granting of indulgences and it does not equate to the avoidance of potentially nasty conflict for the sake of perpetuating the illusion of peace. 


One year ago today, my life was essentially over. I had messed up, AGAIN, and my wife had had enough. She kicked me out of the house. And she did it in front of my kids and everything. In no uncertain terms, it was the ultimate "fuck you". And it saved my life. At some point soon after I realized just what it was I truly wanted. I wanted peace. serenity. I wanted to be able to make a decision without totally fucking things up. And at this point in my life, when I say "decision" I literally mean the only thing I was doing correct in a 24 hour period was going to sleep. If I went to sleep. Getting humble with yourself is such a hard thing to do. It goes against the very nature of everything you or I have been taught growing up. Humility showed me to give up. Stop fighting. Because I had not only lost the battle, I had lost the war. I surrendered. Thank God I had my brother around to help me(he has been sober 7 years) because he took me to my first meeting that day. It has been the roughest year of my life, but I know I am a better person, husband, and father because of it.
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#142532 Drying out....

Posted by livet on 29 April 2015 - 12:12 AM

Keeping the momentum going I am at 20 days...



Wow. 3 years ago today I had a serious choice to make. And looking back, it wasn't a choice to stop drinking( and all the other drugs I was into as well). I had to choose what direction my life was going to take. And I didn't have an hour, a day, a week, or the cliched " let me sleep on it and I will give you an answer in the morning" (+1 to Meatloaf). I had to change. Immediately. Now. A huge part of that change was going to be no more alcohol. And a shitload of AA meetings. Their are folks on here who knew me then, and know me now. I'm probably still a judgmental dick to some, and that's ok I guess because along with all the other parts of me(both good and bad) that's who i am. Nobody's perfect. Their is no finish line. I'm enjoying the journey now, using my controls in a positive way to be a good person, husband, father, and friend. I tried it one way for 41 years and unfortunately It just didn't work for me. So Roll Tide fuckers, I'm 3 years clean and sober today........T.
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#125696 Semi-official I'm An Idiot thread

Posted by Think Tank on 24 November 2014 - 02:25 PM

Crazy story here... we took the girls to see the manatees on Saturday afternoon. In the shuffle of getting them out of the car once we got back home, I foolishly set my phone on the roof of the car. I proceed to enter the couch vortex and take a nap. Meanwhile, herc drives off to the mall. I woke up an instantly remembered where it was only to see the car gone, and no phone in the house. She didn't get home until after dark and it of course wasn't on the roof any more. It also rained overnight.

I woke up at dawn on Sunday and suddenly had the idea of trying to find it. I retraced her path and got out at the places where she turned to see if it was sitting anywhere around the intersections. Nothing. Then, I got on the interstate - six lanes in an urban area with exits every mile. Two miles in, I see something on the shoulder that looks like a black rectangle of the right size, but I couldn't stop since on an interchange bridge that's directly in the middle of one of the merge areas and there's someone behind me, so I circle around. On lap 2, I slow enough to see it definitely looks promising, but hesitate on the best place to stop, so I circle around again. On lap 3, I decide to pull into a little spot right on the narrow shoulder of the bridge rather than park someone off the exit and walk on. Sure enough - it's the black rubber back of an Otter box phone case, but there's no sight of the actual phone or the rest of the case. I quickly scan the rest of the shoulder then glance across the lanes to the median shoulder, where I see a couple yellow spots a hundred feet upstream that looks to match the color of the inner phone case. Circling back on lap 4, I pull into the median shoulder. Sure enough, it's the two plastic pieces of the phone case, but no phone. Quickly looking around, I see it face down about 50 feet up. I pick up the phone, and hit the button - working perfectly. Not a scratch on it, just a bit damp.

I put the case back on it, and there's only the faintest scuff on the outer black rubber part of the case. I found the damn thing. It had clearly been hit and scattered to opposite sides of the interstate. It works perfectly. I repeat, I left the phone on the roof of the car then found it in working condition scattered on opposite sides of the interstate miles away. Win.
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#138254 The W.T.F Thread

Posted by Damon on 23 March 2015 - 09:37 PM

What's the deal with all these parents getting in trouble for letting their children walk/bike to school or play outside unsupervised? What kind of world are we living in now? All violent crimes have been down across the board and decreasing for decades, but some local governments want children raised in fear of going outside?

I remember I started walking to/from school alone when I was in 1st grade. Started riding my bike to school after that. Rode down to the comic shop in town in 3rd grade to hang out. I spent every warm day in California wandering around the canyon with friends in the 4th grade.

The kids in this town seem to wander around the neighborhoods pretty freely. I'm hoping it's more outliers than the norm forbidding this kind of stuff.

 

 

Here's a related story:  We have a large park directly behind our house (it is literally our backyard) with a sled hill.  My daughter who is 10 was out there with two friends sledding a few months ago.  I get a knock on the door, angry parent, with my daughter in tow.  She chews me out for letting my daughter play in the park without direct supervision, says she will call police, CPS, etc.  I asked what Cayla did wrong, answer was nothing, she was playing with kids just fine, but when the lady asked her where her parents were she said "at home" and pointed to our house.  So she grabbed her by the arm and made my daughter go with her to our house.

 

My response: "So you took my child, from the park, against her will, and brought her to my house?  Call the cops lady, I will file kidnapping charges." 


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#132110 Cancer

Posted by Spaced Cowbow on 28 January 2015 - 06:02 PM

Just heard from my doc at Sloan Kettering. Biopsy results in. It was a benign cyst. I do not have cancer!!!!  :dude:

 

Thanks to all of you for your vibes and well wishes.

 

Now on to rehabbing my knee and getting back to life.


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#127874 Post Yourself

Posted by Alyssa on 15 December 2014 - 04:13 PM

Yay holiday photos!!!   :lol:

 

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#92634 Post Your Boast

Posted by Greta on 10 March 2014 - 02:42 PM

Well, my company ain't sending me anywhere, and I'm certainly no Dr., but I did manage a pretty killer toast at my sister's wedding on Saturday without crying OR throwing up. In my world, that's progress. ^_^  ^_^


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#128115 Post Your Boast

Posted by Think Tank on 17 December 2014 - 04:52 PM

Just got the grade for my LAST CLASS EVER. Final PhD GPA >> 4.0

Only dissertation-related credits, research and publishing from here on out.
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#116725 Post Yourself

Posted by ICCULIS on 15 September 2014 - 12:38 PM

can't remember the last time I posted in here. If ya don't know, I'm the white male......

 

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#112899 Post Yourself

Posted by cleantone on 19 August 2014 - 01:58 PM

Someone photoshop a possum over that halibut.

 

Only had a couple of minutes before I had to leave. Not bad.

 

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#79081 Post Your Boast

Posted by libowski on 15 November 2013 - 05:35 PM

i'm gonna resign today :)


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#41343 Parenting

Posted by Nigel on 25 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

My wife had our baby girl on Saturday. I's a proud papa.
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#144119 Post Your Boast

Posted by cymbop on 11 May 2015 - 06:49 PM

Two years ago I left Duke to build and coach a cycling team at my alma mater.  I brought in what I considered to be the best recruiting class in the country.  Last weekend in Asheville, NC our 4 freshmen and 2 sophomores became the first men's team in collegiate cycling history to claim National Championship victories in all three road cycling disciplines, the road race, criterium, and team time trial.  

 

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We still can't believe this.


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#129551 Little Things That You Love

Posted by Haymaker on 06 January 2015 - 04:41 PM

holy shit. this won't mean much to you all but i'm still literally shaking with joy. one of my dearest friends and dead tour bestie, who left a couple of years ago to build water wells in africa as part of a catholic mission, just showed up at my office door. out of the blue. with a beard bigger than jesus. he and  i had spoke three to five times a day for 15 years before he left. he is part of me.  we were unable to communicate the entire time he was gone. i didn't know if i would ever see him again. i am crying right now. the happiest man on the planet.  :wub:


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#100875 Drying out....

Posted by Lar on 19 May 2014 - 04:45 AM

14 days clean. Longest I've gone without an opiate in 5 years and I feel amazing. Working the steps. Hitting meetings. Life is good when you day isn't consumed with scoring extracurriculars.
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#134338 I got engaged.

Posted by Whitty on 18 February 2015 - 08:14 PM

In case you hadn't heard from me in real life or on Facebook or from some other blabbermouth.

 

That's pretty sweet, right? She's beautiful, and bright, and creative, and all that sappy stuff. We already have a mortgage and a spunky eight-year old running around, so it only seems right to make it official. Meghan's an awesome human being, all smartassery aside. She also barely even knows this place exists, and her eyes have glazed over the few times I've tried to explain how I wound up here and what I do here. That's cool, too. Charming, even.

 

Here we are posing, me wearing a scarf for some reason, and being intentionally cute for the camera. We both hate that shit. We're a great fit.

 

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#121495 Post Yourself

Posted by matt b on 21 October 2014 - 12:10 PM

Apparently, I can wedding good.

 

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