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Binky The Doormat

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  1. Oh hell yeah, I worked full time for the most part throughout college and still stayed broke. Paid for my books/car and car insurance/gas and party money. This is where I learned to love cheap beer and not going out until we were already pretty snookered in order to save money. French lager - Geobel $3 12-pack delivered to doom room with tip Braumeister/Robin Hood Ale - $5 a case of returnables
  2. That sucks. People told me having children would be expensive. My wife not working anymore was certainly a fairly large expense, as is insuring two new children. But the offset of having two small children under 18 months has made me unable to do almost any of my hobbies, we certainly don't go out to eat, and haven't taken any vacation in nearly 2 years. Frankly, I'm saving MORE money since having those children because I spent a crapload on travel and leisure pursuits. The downside is that there are several moments during the week that I contemplate offing myself because all I do is work, come home, and then participate in child care, goto bed, rinse wash repeat... fortunately a child smiles or laughs or does something cute and I continue living. I have a 3 yr old and a 20 month old. Expenses increase for sure as they get older. The wife will pick up new toys and clothes all the time. On a vaca for the first time in 2.5 years. While great, frugality goes out the window and money gets flushed down the toilet every time you order them food. They are great, but a drain.It doesn't get better. The real money hits start when they start driving ...then go to college. Car insurance, extra spending money, more clothes, car repairs, and more car repairs (or bigger, newer car), tuition, books, etc. Just hitting us in the last year - brutal. We keep telling ourselves they can get jobs but somehow I think that won't cover everything He has 30 hour a week job - barely keeps him in gas and mess around money. Plus we have him on a payment plan to pay back mucho monies we have put up for various support - car repairs and tickets. ETA: yet he is convinced he can afford to move out with his buddy ...
  3. Either at Guster's in Cincy or Odin's - he hasn't gotten back yet with his general location. How is your availability? Check in at the google spreadsheet for date availability. Hope you can make it!
  4. The narrative is pretty confusing - here is a google doc that should show it better. I have not done this before so it may not work - if so I'll keep at it. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16OKexPK8AjcGTRWi8JjdXPqXaMu-IKW8uMwQQYKjnEw/pub?output=ods Lets make this happen!
  5. Thanks to all that have been able to get back so far. We have quite a mish-mash of schedules at this point - here is a summary thus far: Big John - Fridays are difficult/Saturdays are ok - but prefer 8/29 Trogg - Fridays if held later than 7pm/all Saturdays are good Cheese - Fridays are out/all Saturdays are good Odin - open all dates - can host if on 9/4 - 9/5 weekend Shuke - only options are Fri. 8/28 or Sat. 9/5 (Fri. 9/4 possible but not good) Cacksman - good for all dates (though would have to done by 10pm if it were Fri. 8/28) Peyton - out for now due to work schedule Guster - good for all but Fri/Sat - 9/4 and 9/5 (can host if earlier date) Doowain/Binky - Doowain good only for 8/21 and 8/22 - and Fri. 8/28 Patriot John - in Iraq and out Bonzai - haven't heard back - sent email (his PM box is full) CJ* - haven't heard back - sent PM Also sent PMs to FDAS, WampusCat, and Derek245583 but haven't heard back yet.
  6. I sent him a facebook message.Eta: John is out. He's in Iraq for a year. Thanks Trogg - please tell him hello from the gang and to stay safe.
  7. I would very very much like to replicate this photo. Looks like Urbanhack is having fun there Whoa I wonder if anyone ever told blonde sanchez there in the back that earring indicates he doesn't care for the other blonde.
  8. Patriot John hasn't been around since mid-July it looks like. Anyone know how to reach him via phone or email?
  9. Thanks Shuke! Looks like things are narrowing down to 5th pretty quickly. That would mean Odin's place where ever the hell he lives.
  10. Thanks Odin! With Guster being good for the first two Saturday options - would you please (temporarily at least) put a hold for that last Saturday (Sept. 5th)? Where do you live (general area - town/suburb) so people can get a sense of their travel?
  11. UPDATE: If this is to happen again this year, we need to pull this together fairly quick. We have only have 3 weekends (really 2 unless we get everything together before next weekend). We would like to recontact all 12 participants from last year and a couple of legacy FBGs that didn't make it last year. We are certainly open to those who want to participate and can be there in person for the draft. We will do our best to work something out. Last year's League members (I think ...based on old notes I found): - cheese- guster- shuke- trogg- odin33- peyton marino- big john- patriot john- cacksman- binky- CJ - Bonzai We need to set the date and place. Plan on approx. 6pm-7pm start. Friday or Saturday night. Right now Guster can host again IF we do it by the weekend of the Aug. 28th/29th. If we extend to September 4th or 5th then we also need to find a place. 1) Please check in here or respond to my pm to confirm your participation and/or strong interest. Its important that we lock things down. 1) Please indicate days you absolutely cannot make it and then your preference (or no preference). - Friday, Aug 21st - Saturday, Aug 22nd - Friday, Aug 28th - Saturday, Aug 29th - Friday, Sept 4th - Saturday, Sept 5th Same rules (PPR), same entry fee - $75 (as far as I know ...). PM me if you have questions or post them here. Thanks and good luck everyone!
  12. I'd like to. I worked my ### off last year recruiting so we could get to 12. Someone else can do it this year. I would be willing to try and chase everyone down and get place/time. Cheese do you have all that information from last year?
  13. That sucks. People told me having children would be expensive. My wife not working anymore was certainly a fairly large expense, as is insuring two new children. But the offset of having two small children under 18 months has made me unable to do almost any of my hobbies, we certainly don't go out to eat, and haven't taken any vacation in nearly 2 years. Frankly, I'm saving MORE money since having those children because I spent a crapload on travel and leisure pursuits. The downside is that there are several moments during the week that I contemplate offing myself because all I do is work, come home, and then participate in child care, goto bed, rinse wash repeat... fortunately a child smiles or laughs or does something cute and I continue living. I have a 3 yr old and a 20 month old. Expenses increase for sure as they get older. The wife will pick up new toys and clothes all the time. On a vaca for the first time in 2.5 years. While great, frugality goes out the window and money gets flushed down the toilet every time you order them food. They are great, but a drain.It doesn't get better. The real money hits start when they start driving ...then go to college. Car insurance, extra spending money, more clothes, car repairs, and more car repairs (or bigger, newer car), tuition, books, etc. Just hitting us in the last year - brutal.
  14. I sell Gerber Baby Insurance for a pretty good price if you're in the mood.
  15. The holding of the pose is key. Don't be denied. Kid is going to be great.
  16. Do you have the draft results by round/team from last year? serious business Being retired, I have lots of time on my hands. Also - I have lost the link to last year's league. You're that old or retired young and wealthy?Shuke called me Ben Franklin at last year's draft so I'm pretty old. He can be so mean sometimes.
  17. Do you have the draft results by round/team from last year? serious business Being retired, I have lots of time on my hands. Also - I have lost the link to last year's league.
  18. Do you have the draft results by round/team from last year?