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Courtjester

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  1. I have lived in Colorado Springs--now Fountain all my life. My wife and I are the rare natives. We love it here, but I have to tell you the last couple years have really tested our patience. 

    First of all--traffic. I am a very fast driver, but in the past 3-4 years something has happened where I am now the slow guy on the road. The growth of the city has brought so many new people in from other places and all of them seem to need to go 20-30 over the speed limit at all times. My wife is a careful, slow driver and not a day goes by she isn't getting honked at. Last year was a record year for people being killed on our roads and we are set to match/pass it this year.

    Marijuana---yeah, I know everyone is all Wow it is legal--how exciting. The moment it became legal, the number of homeless people in our town exploded 10 fold. You can't go downtown anymore. Every corner has a peddler on it. Crime has gone way up. Illegal grow houses are everywhere.I had one two houses up from me and we are in a nice neighborhood. 

    Weather--last summer our house was destroyed by hail. I mean baseball-softball sized monsters. We had to spend 40 days in a hotel while our house was rebuilt. This year we haven't had them that big, but the last storm broke out all the window effects and sunroof on my Tahoe. My wife's car is like someone took a small hammer to every inch of it. We had zero car payments last year. We now have two. We have been told this is a ten year cycle and we are now in year three. We are not going to replace cars every year.

    Our house has doubled, almost tripled, in value and we have a nice sum built up in equity. I am turning 50 in two days and plan to retire in 3 years. My wife can retire in seven. We have one daughter in college and one a sophomore in HS.  When we retire we are seriously thinking about selling and moving somewhere quiet like Idaho or even Wyoming.  We live in a world of Amazon where anything can be delivered via a simple keystroke. I won't miss all this nonsense. 

     

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  2. Basically just hit appraisal and keep anything strong to amazing. Then use Poke Gene (you have to download) to further realize if you want to keep. 

    Still don't have a Groudon--daughter and I tried a raid today with two lower level players---wow, that sucked. 

    Next week the armored Mewtwo come out in raids. Already working on setting up groups to go after this. 


  3. 2 hours ago, Kev4029 said:

    Who says no?

    Denver trades 2020 1st rounder, Malik Beasley, and Will Barton (or Mason Plumlee) to the Grizz for Jae Crowder and Iguodala.

    You are reading my mind, I would love to see Iggy back in Denver. He would be that calming force the 2nd unit needs. I feel Denver was counting so heavily on Porter coming in and making an impact, they sat on their hands in FA. Now with his future (still) up in the air, they need to do something to counter the arms race going on in the West. 


  4. 3 minutes ago, Juxtatarot said:

    Jalen Rose reports that Kawhi Leonard will likely re-sign with the Toronto Raptors on a two-year deal.

    "What I'm 99 percent hearing is that Kawhi Leonard will be returning to Toronto and signing a two-year contract," said Jalen Rose. "He just completed his eighth season, that's going to put him at 10 years. That puts him in position to get the largest available maximum deal (in 2021)."

     

    https://twitter.com/GetUpESPN/status/1146519168080121857

    Please let this happen.

    Then Anthony Davis, realizing the train wreck he has brought upon himself, leaves for the Clippers next year and Bron is left on a team with Rajon Rondo, JR Smith, a squad of D-League players and no future draft picks for the foreseeable future. 

    (oh, is my Laker hatred showing :bag: )

     

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  5. I was looking on Ebay for different things and I stumbled on Pokemon Go. The amount of money people for some of these Pokemon is just crazy.  I really want a Kangaskhan, and there is no way I will ever travel to get one, but I just don't see risking my account to buy one. The cost for some of the Shiny ones is off the chain.  I got lucky my neighbor just came back from Europe and got me a Mr. Mime.


  6. 39 minutes ago, Bucky86 said:

    Haven't played since the first 2 months. Have I missed much? Worth picking back up?

    It has really added a lot of features. I am biased because I enjoy it, but I think it is definitely worth your time. 


  7. Accepted!!

    Got my Deoxys yesterday with my daughter. That raid was full on chaos in that front of that supermarket. We basically shut the place down for a bit there. Cars were parked up on the sidewalks. I felt bad for legitimate shoppers because there were just groups of people standing around playing. 


  8. Went back out today and walked with the family (I am really trying to lose 25 pounds this summer) but still ran into multiple groups of people playing in this park by me. Not a huge haul, but a raid victory and one shiny caught. I have to admit I tend to play solo in this game, but with my teenager daughter getting back into the game and several of her friends still involved, I have been racking up friend requests and ACTUALLY having to interact with people. I am not on FB, but our city apparently has a large FB group (my daughter found it)--so I am going to bite the bullet and open a FB account just to be part of the meet ups.

    Tomorrow at 5:00 pm is our Deoxys ex raid. I really need a life that I am excited as a 49 year old man to be typing that and leaving my job early to attend. What has my life become.....:nerd:

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  9. 1 minute ago, thecatch said:

    Rudy Gay recently came back and is just as good as before.  I think the idea that this is a career ender is outdated. 

    I agree what you are saying here, but KD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Gay.

    So Gay comes back and plays well and puts up 15 a night, and it can be called a success. KD signing for that kind of money and with championship/MVP expectations he needs to put up LBJ/Jordan type numbers for it to be a complete comeback and I think the odds are stacked against that.

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  10. 9 hours ago, trader jake said:

    Huh?  There will be a dozen big signings and the Kawhi & KD rumors will be on fire.  More buckle-up than uneventful.  It's more likely Shams or Woj will have something to unleash right after FA officially kicks-off than an uneventful night.

    I think it won't be as earth-shaking as we had hoped for.

    Kemba--Celtics

    Irving-Nets

    Thompson stays with GS

    KD the local rehab facility for team yet to be announced. 

    Leonard stays with Toronto for the short term---IMO there is no way he goes to LA-either LA, but specifically the Clips and then wastes a year of his career so KD (if traded to the Clips as well) can get healthy--which may never happen sadly enough. 

    Russell probably ends up with the Lakers and they end up over-paying for a guy they got rid of before. it is like trading your car to a dealership and then going back two weeks later and buying it back--paying all the dealer fees including the undercoating and window etching up charges. 

    To me the most compelling player today is Butler and where he goes or stays.

    I could be proven wrong though......

     

     


  11. My daughter wanted to go downtown and get some Pokeballs. We got there and found hundreds of people playing. I mean the sidewalks were packed. It was the  Raikou raid event. It sucked that we only came home with one even though we battled several times. I just couldn't believe how many people were out still playing. 


  12. Get Out was entertaining as a drama, but when people start calling it one of the scariest movies ever, come on!! There wasn't a moment in the movie that was scary--not a second. There was tension, maybe a little building drama, but when you market your movie as a "horror movie" and you are not scary, then you failed. It would be like a big $$ action flick and there is 90 minutes of dialogue and two minutes of action. 

    Us had horror moments in it and some genuine horror action--like when the two teenage sisters get killed. That was pretty good stuff there, but then when i read what the plot was going for, I am just :shrug: It was like I watched a different movie. .Maybe when I went to the kitchen for a beer I missed some incredible scene where they explained everything. That being said, I figured out what the big plot twist was early on. 

    Average movies at best and we are huge horror movie fans in my house.