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Old 04-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #161
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Cabinet Maker. I always wanted to be a carpenter, and I love it still.

I do basic cabinet making, but I'm not a trained cabinet maker. I can't carve lions feet, lay up veneers, etc.

That would be my second choice.

What an idiot eh? There's no money in that either.
Kato you are not an idiot...money cant buy happiness and it definetly cant buy health.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:14 AM   #162
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Kato you are not an idiot...money cant buy happiness and it definetly cant buy health.
Ya, I know. Just joking. I decided at a young age that life was short, so I wanted to spend it doing what I love. Money or not.

I didn't want to end up old and looking back on my life, asking "what did I do with it" and have regrets.

No regrets I'll keep doing it till I'm in the ground.



Police officer eh ? Now there's a scary thought
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Ya, I know. Just joking. I decided at a young age that life was short, so I wanted to spend it doing what I love. Money or not.

I didn't want to end up old and looking back on my life, asking "what did I do with it" and have regrets.

No regrets I'll keep doing it till I'm in the ground.



Police officer eh ? Now there's a scary thought

I never wanted to be RCMP officer...always wanted to be US Marshall or Texas Ranger(thats if I was in USA).

But realistically just wanted to be Winnipeg police officer to help people. Actually help.
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))) I remember when growing up in the country I didn't have anything even close to what kids have nowadays, we would go swimming in the river that was close by or go to the forest, play soccer, hockey all day long on the frozen pond etc. and we were pretty happy.

These days kids ruin their eye sight and get obese by sitting for hours by the play station, as we see even grown ups do the same.
I think a six pack and a video game for a few hours a day can make a miserable looser out if a good person.
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Those dang video games have made me totally fat. I think they caused me to go from 142 pounds to 147 pounds over the winter.

I don't think I have used it for anything other then watching blu-rays in that last couple months.
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Cabinet Maker. I always wanted to be a carpenter, and I love it still.

I do basic cabinet making, but I'm not a trained cabinet maker. I can't carve lions feet, lay up veneers, etc.

That would be my second choice.

What an idiot eh? There's no money in that either.
I guess we are both idiots
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i knew it!
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Personally i always wanted to be in the coast guard growing up...However until recently there didn't seem to be any funding in it (up here anyways) If I had a second choice that would be it.. no regrets though.
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It's funny how you older guys have and play video games.
I personally treat video games as one of the worst kinds of time consuming useless addictions. I used to play Counter Strike and other games when I was in high school. But pretty soon realized its no good, I even threw out an x box that I got from my buddies in my BDay.
My policy is no video games in my house.
Dmitry, i feel bad for your kids if you have any. I played CS 1.6 in high school..started an ebay business with one of the guys i played with. bought my truck straight out with it when i was 16. I currently do not have a place to live at(short term, in the process of moving) but when i do im setting my 360 back up. MW3 ftw. halo2 used to be the chit, not as crazy about 3. Just part of todays youth in society. i have a younger brother that is 12 years younger than me..kid knows so much about tech from video gaming. its not all bad
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My 9 year old has prestiged 4 times.
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My 9 year old has prestiged 4 times.
He's probably that little kid telling me how stupid I am, and that I'm probably still living in my mother's basement as he's spawn killing me relentlessly.
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Mon, Tues, Wends I love my job, Thursday I need achy, Friday I want to quit. Sat I am happy cuz I have my shop to myself, Mon I am exited about the new week again.
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He's probably that little kid telling me how stupid I am, and that I'm probably still living in my mother's basement as he's spawn killing me relentlessly.
Maybe. He is much better than I am. I play with a group of cops from my town. Those guys are hilarious. Its funny how bad of shots most of them are. They are much better poker players though, go figure.
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Speaking of hating technology, anyone watching that new show on A&E called Duck Dynasty? If I wasn't doing what I do now for a living, I think I would love to be one of their family members. They're absolutely hysterical.
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He's probably that little kid telling me how stupid I am, and that I'm probably still living in my mother's basement as he's spawn killing me relentlessly.
haha, i love it when you kill them after that thou. its enjoying hearing that "phuck you". i was playing with my buddies one day, we had this kid that wouldnt lay off the mic. kepts spawn killing with his friking sniper. we all ganged up on him the rest of the match. im pretty sure i heard tears. priceless
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Dmitry, i feel bad for your kids if you have any. I played CS 1.6 in high school..started an ebay business with one of the guys i played with. bought my truck straight out with it when i was 16. I currently do not have a place to live at(short term, in the process of moving) but when i do im setting my 360 back up. MW3 ftw. halo2 used to be the chit, not as crazy about 3. Just part of todays youth in society. i have a younger brother that is 12 years younger than me..kid knows so much about tech from video gaming. its not all bad
Believe it I not, I was one of the few first 3-4 computer owners in the little town in rural Russia when I was in high school.
Amongst my friends were guys who would write their first programs when they still were in 10th grade. So I am all for technology.

As for the xboxes and PS3 how are they gonna make you more advanced in computers? How are you gonna write a program on Xbox?With a joystick?Can you type an essay or learn how to work with Word or Excell?

The difference stroke me when I got here that most of the guys use either Xbox or ps for video games while we back home used PC.

So don't feel bad. The most kids use their brain with Xbox is when hooking it up to TV.
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Here's the problem - I have a nephew who litteraly played war games on his computer all night for about 8 years. Wouldn't go to school, never graduated high school.

His parents couldn't change it. (or were unwilling to). At any rate, he is now 24, unemployable (has never had a job), no high school diploma, and lazy as anything.

Just sayin'........... watch your kids don't go down that road.
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Here's the problem - I have a nephew who litteraly played war games on his computer all night for about 8 years. Wouldn't go to school, never graduated high school.

His parents couldn't change it. (or were unwilling to). At any rate, he is now 24, unemployable (has never had a job), no high school diploma, and lazy as anything.

Just sayin'........... watch your kids don't go down that road.
Wow, that's just depressing. With you as an uncle, he could be a journeyman carpenter by now if he had any sense.
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Here's the problem - I have a nephew who litteraly played war games on his computer all night for about 8 years. Wouldn't go to school, never graduated high school.

His parents couldn't change it. (or were unwilling to). At any rate, he is now 24, unemployable (has never had a job), no high school diploma, and lazy as anything.

Just sayin'........... watch your kids don't go down that road.
As much as I enjoy getting time to play every now and then... My kids (3-1/2 & 1-1/2) don't even get to watch TV for more than 30-60 mins a day. They might get to watch one tv show a day and two if they're lucky. Trust me. It's a luxury that can be taken away quicker than a flash of lightning. I'm all for allowing certain things, but there are issues like this, that should have been addressed long before the kid had access to a computer for 8 hours a night. Tough love isn't just being a jerk to your kids.
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i don't play video games. i don't even / never have even owned a gaming console. I don't mind. I occasionally play at friends houses but not over the top. I don't get why everyone is so into these war games....
I do play some computer games though. some driving and snowboarding ones. but not for hours on end.
Instead of playing video games i come here... not sure whats a bigger waste of time

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