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Awesome News!

28 February 2010 - 09:24 PM

Ok, so I finally filed my taxes for the '09 year. This year I claimed myself and pushed to get every penny I could. I would have been pleased with $300, but after going over it three time with a tax agent, I'm getting back a whopping $1,400. WOOOOOO!!! Posted Image

I had to sell all of my old gear due to being flat broke and I've been out of the sport for several years now. I have been waiting (quite patiently I might add) for my chance to get back into it. FINALLY it came in the form of a tax return. Not only that but since I claimed myself I now qualify for the pale grant, so next semester I'll get about $1000.

The grand total of money coming my way is now at ~ $2400!!!Posted Image Now I've got a parking ticket to pay, a couple bills to pay off, and I want to put some back for hard times. So I don't really want to spend more than $1,200 on my new equipment. The only piece of paintball gear I have is my old jersey (couldn't sell it because it has my name on the back). I already know what set-up I'm going to buy (like I said, I've been waiting patiently for a long time).

Final thoughts: There is no real point to this thread, just pretty much to tell you how excited I am to finally get back into the sport.

Third Shift

05 January 2010 - 11:10 PM

Hey guys, I wanted to get some opinions from you. Right now I'm making $7.50/hour and barely making ends meet. I live by myself, I'm a full time college student and pay all my own bills. I work all the time and still have $0 to ball with. I had to sell all my equipment to get out of a hole. I wanted to save up and get new equipment but that blessing has yet to show itself. The obvious solution is to find a new job but where I live, the unemployment rate is 11%, so I'm lucky to have a job at all.

My mom has presented me with an idea. She is telling me that a job at the hospital has opened up and she is positive that she can get it for me. It starts out at $11.50/hour and after six months it jumps to $12/hour. It's only three days a week and it sounds like an easy job.

... here it comes, the inevitable but.

But the hours are as follows: 11pm - 7am Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I could list a million disadvantages, like I'll be sleeping the whole time any paintball field is open, I won't be able to go out with friends, blah blah.

Question: should I take the job?

Best Movie/Book to quote

23 July 2009 - 02:30 AM

I just want to know what your favorite movies/books are to quote.
My favorite movie/book is Fight Club, just look at all of these great quotes.

"Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken."

"Self improvement is masturbation"

"Its only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything"

"We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we wont, and we're slowly learning that fact, and we're very, very pissed off..."

"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs that we hate, so we can buy shit we don't need"

"No fear, no distractions, the ability to let that which does not matter, truly slide"

"Your not how much money you have in the bank, your not the car you drive, your not the contents of your wallet, your not your fucking kakis, you are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world"

"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"

"This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time"

"If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?"

"If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't"

I could go on and on but I want to know what your favorites are too.

Bad roommate

07 July 2009 - 10:55 AM

Ok, so I've been living with my roommate for about a year now... and I'm about to rip my fucking scalp off. He is the sloppiest person I've ever met in my life. Don't get me wrong, I am a messy person myself, but I keep MY mess in MY room. His mess is throughout the entire apartment. It is so messy infact that I cannot even watch tv in my living room, due to his shit being all over the couch/floor/TV stand.

Not only that, but he "likes to cook," which is cool because I do too. It saves money and you learn somthing from it. But when he cooks, he finds it necessary to get every dish in the apartment dirty. When I get home from work, and all I want to do is fix somthing to eat and go to sleep, but I can't because I have to do dishes. I have to do his dishes 6 out of 7 nights a week. And heres the really weird part about the whole thing... WE HAVE A FUCKING DISHWASHER! All that is required of you is to stack them in there! Instead of just tossing them in the sink for ME to clean, JUST SET THEM IN THERE!

Oh and one other thing, he is always telling me about how he is struggling to give me rent everymonth. Which is fine, he is a college student just like me, I know its hard to find time to make rent and study. But don't come crying to me about rent WHEN YOU JUST BOUGHT A $600 DOG!!! I think the first two months rent were ontime, all the rest... late. The apartment is in my name too so it doesn't affect his life if my credit report states that I'm consistantly late with rent, so I have to keep a surplus of money just incase he is late... which he is.

Which brings me to his dog... The poor thing is kept in this apartment, he never takes him outside. I bought a leash so that I could take him for a walk when I have time. I never asked for this dog, but here I am walking him and cleaning his shit out of the carpet.

I have talked to my roommate about all of these issues several times. I have gone so far as saying, "I'm not your fucking mother, clean up after yourself." but nothing gets through to him...

So I just signed the lease to my NEW ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT yesterday. WOOT! By myself at last! I told him that our lease was coming up and I was NOT going to re-sign, or try to find another apartment with him. He seemed shocked but I could give a rats ass. All I can say is good luck to whoever he moves in with next.