I've been thinking Patapsco Valley State Park was a much more likely location of the murder (than the Best Buy parking lot), in most scenarios I've considered. So I thought another "tour video" might help paint a picture. I just need to know exactly where to go.
On April 13, 1999, [Jay] gave a third statement to police. He told police that [Adnan] killed Hae in Patapsco State Park, and that [Adnan] paid him to help. (2/14/00-115) [Jay] eventually took the police to where the body was buried and to where Hae's car was located.
The park has several recreation areas but I'm nearly certain it would be either the Pickall (access from I-70) area or just a bit south, at the Hollowfield area (access from Rt. 40, a.k.a. Baltimore National Pike).
Does anyone have testimony on the specific location Jay claimed the murder took place (before switching to Best Buy) OR the location ("the cliffs") where they supposed blazed it and discussed whether to bury Hae there, or elsewhere.
I don't know this part of the park well enough to identify "the cliffs" but I suspect it's somewhere along the Union Dam Trail, overlooking the Patapsco River. Here is a picture from one such spot.
/u/Rangerspm provided a location for the cliffs that, while not too distant from Woodlawn, is nowhere near the other two park entrances I'd assumed! Google maps - directions to 20 S. Hilltop Rd from Woodlawn High
...Yeah, I'm 100% certain that the Ilchester Rocks are "the cliffs." And I'm not convinced that SK and Dana covered this part of the park in Route Talk - I need to relisten.
I can say that Patapsco is a much more popular park for hiking, rock climbing, fishing, etc., with a heavy ranger presence, compared to Leakin. So, (not speaking from experience) I think we can deduce that it's a bad place to try to bury a body.
Big question mark (for Jay's narrative): was there a pay phone at the park in 1999? There was in 2008 when this book was published. If anything, it seems ever likelier they had at least one back in 1999 before cell phones were as common.
2016-05-08T13:58:45+00:00Welcome to Wrestler of the Week #29. Based on our poll, This week's featured wrestler is Drew Galloway. Drew Galloway Height: 6 ft. 5 in. Weight: 246 lbs. From: Ayr, Scotland Trained by: James Tighe, Justin Richards, Mark Sloan, Spinner McKenzie Finishing Move: Future Shock, Claymore Kick, Scot Drop, G-Spot Notable Championships & Accomplishments: 1 time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, 1 time WWE Intercontinental Champion, 1 time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Cody Rhodes), 2 time ICW World Heavyweight Champion, 1 time EVOLVE Champion, 1 time EVOLVE Tag Team Champion (with Johnny Gargano) Entrance Themes: Broken Dreams by Shaman's Harvest More than One Man by Jim Johnston Wish it Away by Psyko Dalek Ghosts in Us by Dale Oliver source: wikipedia/ cagematch.net Recommended Matches: (Post any of your recommended matches for Drew Galloway and I will add it up here.) Drew Galloway vs. Sheamus O'Shaunessy - Irish Whip Wrestling Drew McIntyre & Stu Sanders vs. Eric Perez & Eddie Colon - FCW Oct. 12, 2008 Drew McIntyre vs. Brett Majors - SmackDown Oct. 12, 2007 Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger vs. John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin & Finlay - Survivor Series 2009, WWE Network Link Drew McIntyre vs. John Morrison - TLC 2009, WWE Network Link Drew McInyre vs. Kane - Elimination Chamber 2010 part 1, part 2, WWE Network Link Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes vs. The Hart Dynasty vs. The Usos vs. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov vs. Evan Bourne & Mark Henry - Night of Champions 2010, WWE Network Link Drew Galloway vs. Grado - ICW at Nottingham Drew Galloway vs. Roderick Strong - EVOLVE 35 Drew Galloway vs. Kurt Angle - Impact on POP Jan. 12, 2016 Drew Galloway vs. Kurt Angle - Impact on POP Feb. 16, 2016 Drew Galloway vs. Jeff Hardy - Impact on POP Mar. 29, 2016 Drew Galloway vs. Mike Bailey - PWG BOLA 2015 - /u/who1sJosh Let's discuss everything you like and dislike about Drew Galloway, share some of your favorite matches and post some gifs and video highlights of him. For next week, here are names I randomly picked out of your suggestions. Vote who you want to be featured for Wrestler of the Week #30. Poll: http://www.strawpoll.me/10156934 Previous Wrestler of the Week - Lance Storm SC's Wrestler of the Week Wiki Page submitted by /u/upo_kalabasa to /r/SquaredCircle [link] [comments][...]
2015-03-11T21:38:51+00:00I don't have a PBE account anymore, but Ill go ahead and post my feedback regarding this fresh Ryze Texture Update: I know this is just PBE and not what will go Live, and thats exactly why Im voicing my opinion right now. Classic Ryze http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iciFgEwh20g/VQCk6bAMIGI/AAAAAAAAllM/sHCQx1Ty1CQ/s1600/baseryzecompare.jpg What you did right: Kassadin'd his skin to a nice blue The book: The book has lost it's flashy colours. But it's not something I will complain about because it always felt out of place. What you did bad: Erased his tatts a lot. I get it that you are trying to make the characters blend with the updated Summoner's Rift more, but the tattoos are almost invisible now. They should be back in a similar pinkish tone as Live. The Scroll (and tiny scrolls on his right leg): Wrong colours. Like with the skin, please find a solution to let the red runes stay while staying true to the nature of the TUs. Why can't his clothing stay brownish? Human Ryze http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OgGGzH6rRs0/VQCswdqaHnI/AAAAAAAAlmM/s6h2s4dCOjs/s1600/ryse1compare.jpg I don't own this skin it looks... wrong. Yes, the original skin tone is pretty messed up but now you completely erased this skin's identity from "orange Ryze" to ... "Why the tan?" The trousers white and black colours complimented the previous skin tone, and I think more white->gray would fit too. Same feedback regarding tattoos and the scroll apply here. Tribal Ryze http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zt6dxIMkXaE/VQCsz0xBYGI/AAAAAAAAlmc/4zMeQW0zG7w/s1600/ryze2comepare.jpg Completely spot-on TU. Colours match. Nothing is lost (although no improvement like "woah Kennen has blue eyes!!!" revelations and thats okay given a rework and VU is coming soon for him) Uncle Ryze http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HzXi-p0pJ8c/VQCs2dILCEI/AAAAAAAAlms/dqvnHibW-fo/s1600/ryze3compare.jpg Sublime! Only improvements here. Can't complain. See the scroll? Its brigther, but still flashy. That's how the other scrolls should be like on the other skins. Triumphant Ryze http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CcKOuW4GZC4/VQCs59FJpgI/AAAAAAAAlnI/zk0lr5El7nU/s1600/ryze4compare.jpg A skin I will never own A significant upgrade! I really love how the scroll's blue crystal seem to "illuminate" the scroll with its blue light. Nice touch and appreciated! The scroll also has very nice colours, moving away from that weird washed out gold. Tattoos on his chest could be added. I hope you do give this skin some reimagining in the upcoming VU when it comes to those tattoos. Good. But... Ive noticed something! Why are all trousers becoming black now...? Professor Ryze http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6gD2IT4GkEE/VQCs95v0zeI/AAAAAAAAlnU/vXXzK2IzN6Q/s1600/ryze5compare.jpg The Scroll has this new orange that looks cool, and the trousers' white fabric looks really smooth. Im not that enthusiastic over the book's pages being so dark. The jacket and shirt changed colours to yellowish and brown. This comes down to personal preference, I guess. Zombie Ryze http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wNHpOYt4-YU/VQCtBApYcaI/AAAAAAAAlnk/fNlQDVDQOdM/s1600/ryze6compare.jpg The sole reason for this post. Scroll: No longer looks rotten (= no more similar colour scheme to Butcher Urgot in that aspect) which is a big downgrade. Skin: Might as well rename it to "Deep One Ryze" That blue isnt very zombie-ish. If you had decided to go gray/green as Zombie Brand, then okay, but this light blue is very random. The body (chest) has lost tons of details of what looked like wounds and bruises! Nooooo!! You kept the organs and I thank you, but please, take a look at this cool old school skin. Dark Crystal Ryze http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kzcUlKe74tk/VQCtFeALmTI/AAAAAAAAln4/O_NtaUcyXqM/s1600/ryze7compare.jpg Cool, sharp improvements like Uncle Ryze. But why the black clothes (armor) again? This is more of a Warlord Sion case, and the armor[...]
2014-05-04T09:18:18+00:00"GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!" The shriek of a dying vasto lorde is heard as it's abdomen is split open from the searing blade of the Cuatro Espada. Already covered in wounds from their battle, that strike sealed the deal as it collapses on the ground unable to continue. At the sight of his victory, Laxus doesn't even seem the least bit excited nor proud of himself. Wearing nothing but the white hakama and black tabi/zori to his standard arrancar uniform, slinging the blood off of his blade he then sheathes it slowly as he's covered in a mix of minor and moderate wounds. "Insufficient, I need more power..." Laxus says bitterly as he looks at his hand closing it into a tight fist gritting his teeth, in which then he fires a fireball at the fallen hollow immolating it. "Get out of here, Laxus. You can call it a draw if you want..." That clown, the both of them knew what the true result of that battle was...Jackie won that fair and square and he wasn't going to try convince himself otherwise. It had been almost two weeks since then and he has taken extensive measures to improve his combat prowess, if he couldn't beat the men above him then what was he to do when the shinigami strike with warriors that surpass their own? To him, power was everything and he was willing to acquire it by any means necessary even if it meant losing his own code of honor. As he ruminates these thoughts, he sifts through the sands of Hueco Mundo as he uses his self-healing ability to treat his wounds on the somber walk to Las Noches. Upon arriving towards the South Gate he spots a peculiar rock formation that was serving as a hangout spot for a few numeros. Not even acknowledging their presence, Laxus leaps up and lands on the top of the formation then taking a seat in a cross-legged position still not saying a word closing his eyes. Knowing that now would be the best time to split, the numeros group then takes off as quietly as possible as if they were children sneaking past a sleeping parent late at night. Noticing their departure, Laxus opens one eye slightly watching them and then shakes his head with a disappointed sigh. "Cowards..." is all he whispers as he then holds out his arms to his sides in a meditating position. It has been a while since he had done this, maybe this was a better idea than creating a crater in subterranean Las Noches and a giant hole in the roof. Getting away from all else and taking silent time to himself was a much more productive way to vent his rage then taking it out on the people he fought side by side in the past war with. Hell, he was surprised that little incident didn't blown up anymore than it should've. He would've been feeling incredibly guilty if one of his own fraccion were to get caught in the crossfire of their fight, it wasn't like he was going to stop his assault in the middle of his enraged state. Upon coming across these thoughts, Laxus takes a deep breath followed by another sigh as he looks up at the Hueco Mundo moon as if he was searching for a solution to it all. "Tch, brooding over it isn't going to solve anything...I don't time for it anyways." he mutters to himself as he sparks seven small flames (to represent the seven chakras) around his position in a heptagram formation using them as points to focus on as he continues his peaceful meditation. Open interaction, come by to chat or meditate with him! submitted by /u/xBleachKill3rx to /r/LasNoches [link] [comments][...]
2015-06-26T01:40:44+00:00This past weekend 6/20-6/21, I fortunate enough to participate in the 4th running of The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition. This was my first 100 miler, and the long rambling post below is an attempt to organize my thoughts about the experience. Enjoy! Training: For the first few months of 2015, I loosely followed Pfitzinger's 18/70 plan to prepare for the NJ Marathon in April. After that race, I stopped doing speed workouts and ran a few tune-up races, including The North Face Bear Mountain 50 on 5/2 and the Mayapple 100K on 5/30. This was an ambitious training plan, but (a) I like racing ultras and (b) I tend to recover pretty well after races. The Course: Urban ultras tend to consist of multiple loops around well-controlled areas. But race directors Phil Mcarthya and Trishul Chernsb had other ideas. The course for TGNY100 is a massive single loop, covering 4 of the 5 NYC boroughs and following sidewalks, bike paths, trails, and bridges throughout the city. The course was marked with yellow arrows spray painted on the ground, and runners were given turn-by-turn directions to follow from the start. The course was not blocked off from traffic, so we were encouraged to place our safety before our time. Getting lost would be part of the adventure, or so the race directors told us. My Plan: As I mentioned, this was my first 100 miler, so I was reluctant to have a goal time other than the 30 hour cutoff. However, I wanted to have a loose schedule for my pacers and support crew to follow. I settled on a plan to run positive splits, which is typical in 100+ mile races. The idea is that 12 hours of running is tiring regardless of your pace, so you should get the miles in while your legs are fresh. This meant that I would run an 11-12min/mi pace for the first 50mi, and then slow to 13-15min/mi for the second 50mi. This gave me a projected finish time of 20-23 hours. I would pick up pacers after the 100K mark, which I hoped would help with my motivation and navigation. Miles 0-26: The weather in the week before the race was hot and humid, hovering around 85o F or more. On the day of the race, the gods of ultra running would smile upon us and provide 68o - 72o F and cloudy weather from start to finish. Things were already looking promising. We got to the starting line in Times Square around 4:30AM, which is a fascinating time of day to be in Times Square. There was a stark contrast between us racers, in our bright spandex gear and hydration packs, and the hundreds of still-drunk people milling around after their nights on the town. One guy in particular, standing in the bathroom line at McDonalds,c seemed especially amused with the water bottles on my race vest and apparently thought that I had worn it to a club ("Look at this dude! Now he's ready to go."). At 5:05, after waiting for a backhoe to roll through our intersection, we were off! The eventual race winner took off like a shot at an 8min/mi pace. A few people tagged along close behind him, caught up in the excitement. I held back as much as possible, but still ran a few sub-10min miles. Oh well. I settled into a more reasonable 11min/mi pace as the sun came up and the course worked its way north through Central Park, past Grant's Tomb,d and under the George Washington Bridge. The course continued northward into the Bronx, meandering through a wonderfully soft trail in Van Cortland Park before heading back south on bike paths through Bronx Park and then eastward to Pelham Bay Park. Miles 22-26 were an out and back section to Orchard Beach where I had an opportunity to see the runners ahead of me and behind me. During this whole time, my support crew was hopping from one aid station to the next, filling my water bottles with Tailwind, pouring flat Coca Cola into dixie cups, and getting gingerbread cookies ready for me (seriously, if you guys haven't t[...]
2013-08-03T05:44:55+00:00bOPI In the Spotlight Pink Chick Flick Cherry Pink crackle White crackle Gold crackle NOPI Follow Me on Glitter Marooned in Paradise It's Not Me, It's Blue Totally in the Dark China Glaze Long Kiss Get Carried Away Revlon Mistletoe Not So Blueberry Sally Hansen Black Diamond Fuzz-sea Others Wet n Wild Rain Check Spoiled Deeper Dive Hard Candy Masquerade Maybelline Blue Freeze Sephora by OPI Beam Me Up Hottie (holo glitter) Here's my wishlist but give me an offer and maybe we can arrange something :) Thanks! submitted by /u/cavesofaltamira to /r/RedditLaqueristaSwap [link] [comments][...]
This would be my first legitimate webcomic when I launch. I'm building a buffer that will a last couple months right now to take away any major time stress having to pump out new comics on the spot. Here are a few examples.
It's just a gag comic and doesn't have reoccurring characters (although I'm not opposed to having any I figure i'll start using some more that will become reoccurring) I'm probably typing far too much here just check the comics out. Thanks.
2015-10-13T19:27:37+00:00I would LOVE to hear from anyone else who adopted one of the Ragdoll or Persians from that apartment. Is your cat weird like my Duchess? I saw this post back in July: https://www.reddit.com/r/toronto/comments/3ebljk/toronto_cat_rescue_needs_help_with_a_largescale/ And contacted TCR to find out when the listings would go up. They called me when they started posting them. After combing the listings, I found one who seemed to be in good health and who seemed like a good fit. She could be adopted solo, was friendly to cats, and needed a home with cat-savvy owners and no kids. Perfect! Here's her adoption photo. I made an appointment to see her, and her foster mom texted me another photo. Omg so cute! I adopted her on the spot and took her straight to the vet for a check-up. Amazingly, she had a perfect bill of health! No FIV or leukaemia, no worms, not even a single flea! Good teeth, good skin. The vet even said she'd have a lovely personality. I brought her home and slowly introduced her to my boy cats. First by keeping her in her own room and switching blankets to get used to each other's smells. Then later supervised visits and group play time. She was actually too friendly! My boys would offer a nose-touch greeting (like a handshake) and she went in to rub head and neck (like a big, full-contact bear hug that goes on too long). She has better manners now. She does proper nose touches and cuddles nicely. Mack grooms her head. She is very. good. at. getting. comfortable. See how she's yellow in those photos? That's pee. She was totally saturated in pee. Like a sponge. I bathed her, that helped a little. In the last 2 months most of the pee hair has grown out. She's much whiter now. Some of her quirks: Ragdolls are supposed to be laid back and relaxed, but she's anxious and fidgety. I can't trim her nails or pick her up. She slept in her litterbox the first night. I think because she used to share a box with 60 other cats? Probably had anxiety about getting her potty time. She's stopped that now, prefers to sleep on my pillow. She also used to hang out in the bathtub, licking the sides for moisture. She mostly drinks from the water dish now, but I sometimes catch her licking the bathroom walls. She likes to look at herself in the mirror. I think she misses her 60 sister-wives and brother-uncles. She sometimes meows like an alarm clock, for no reason. Short, piercing, rhythmic meows. Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow! The rest of the time she meows louder than any cat I've ever heard. Here's a short clip. It's actually pretty terrible. She's an undignified, adorable spaz at play time. Here's a post with three 10-sec videos. I totally love her. Everything she does is adorable. She snores a little and makes the cutest squeaks and grunts in her sleep. AMA! Go adopt a loving little kitty of your own! http://www.torontocatrescueadopt.com submitted by /u/ellieelaine to /r/toronto [link] [comments][...]
So in my new place, I stripped the old carpet from the staircase, and spent like a frickin week with a mini crowbar removing those staples and mini-nails they used to keep the carpet in place. As seen in the imgur album in above link.
I want to get to something like this or close to this:
And I just don't know what's next because they're so Effin creaky. Almost every singe step creaks besides the bottom 2. I bought this kit that allows you to screw into the wood and then pull the screw-head off so its hidden, then can be filled with wood putty, but they're still creaky.
A new set of stairs, delivery, and install, i'm guessing would be around $1500-2000 or more, but I'd rather salvage these and DIY.
Also I've seen those laminate stair tread caps, which would be much easier/quicker than staining/sealing/etc, but they're like $30 a pop, and much more expensive than staining/rehabbing.
Not sure which route to go with all of this....also when staining (as you can see in the album) there are black staple/nail marks, I tried sanding away, but they're in there deep, so I'd be forced with a dark stain to cover those.
Just scratching my head not sure what to do. The creaks are the worse though, enemy # 1
2014-10-23T23:47:48+00:00I've been paying a lot closer attention to the artwork on the cards in Hearthstone recently and I realized just how jacked some of the characters are. I've never played any of the Warcraft games so all my judgments are based on the official artwork I can find. Sorry I don't know more about the lore. If you think another card deserves to be on the list I would love to hear some suggestions! Without further ado here are my choices for the swolest bros in hearthstone 1)Thrallmar Farseer This dude is so jacked Blizzard won't even release his full artwork, or at least I couldn't find it. He may not be the biggest guy around but his arms are so disproprotionate to the rest of his body that he looks downright cartoonish. There is no doubt that he does daily curls for the girls 2)Rampage If this card were a minion I'm sure it would be OP. This dude is so jacked he can barely breath anymore. I'm not even sure he can fit through doors and if you asked him I doubt he even wants to. A downright animal. 3)Illidan Stormrage One of the least used legendary cards in the game, Illidan works out with a chip on his shoulder. Definitely bigger than his bro Malfurion. Look at that goddamn chest. Easy choice to round out the top 3 4)Earth Shock Two spells in the top 5? Bet most of you didn't see that coming. This dude has a crazy physique though. You can tell he drinks his protein shakes every night. T-5)Rexxar, Thrall, and Garrosh It was hard to pick just one of the heroes, I mean look at them! I bet there is a lot of competition from these three. All poor Anduin can do is look at them with awe. They all deserve the spot for different strengths. Rexxar's Delts are the size of cannonballs. Thrall has those baseball player forearms, and his biceps aren't quitting either. Garrosh is the dude who throws up bench press 3-4 times a week. He is also just all-around menacing looking. 8)Mogu-shan Warden How does he have taunt when he doesn't have a shield? Well the best defense is a good offense some might say. He probably got so big from hefting that hammer and sword around all day. Those can't be light! Andy Dufrane wouldn't have even thought about escaping Shawshank with this Bro as a warden! T-9)Pitlord and Felguard Almost every demon in this game is jacked out of their minds! I wouldn't want to play their frat's intermural flag football team. You know they play dirty as hell too. Honorable Mention 11)Defias Ringleader He wasn't swole enough to get into the top ten unfortunately, but I couldn't make the list and ignore him completely. You can tell this guy lives the bro life. Probably drinks rum like its water, but that doesn't stop him from hitting the gym every day. He is also a great brofessor to the Defias Bandit. Training him in the art of lifting heavy things and setting them back down. Other notable mentions that couldn't break into the top 10 would be: The legenary cards, Cairne, Cenarius, and Grommash. Windspeaker was near the top of my list as well. I would also like to mention Lightspawn, Fire Elemental, Voidwalker, and Baron Geddon. They have fully accepted bro culture and lost all legs completely. Every day is chest and arms for those hommies! P.S. To my friend /u/tru7hiness Malfurion is a bitch submitted by /u/ZachIsMe1533 to /r/hearthstone [link] [comments][...]
These are a couple of my red lipsticks. I have 9 in total (counting wine and purple), and I don't think I need that many shades of red. I need your guys help to pare it down because I like all of these lipsticks. I already destashed lipsticks when I didn't like the formula or the colours themselves. All of these though, I like.
Pictured in order:
Lancome - discontinued, orange red with golden shimmer, lipstick
Essence - LE, matte orange red, liquid lipstick
Bourjois - available, sheer semi-glossy raspberry red, chubby stick
Bourjois - available, matte raspberry red, liquid lipstick
HEMA - available, matte dark true red,lipstick
HEMA - available, matte purple red lipstick
Bourjois - available, purple with golden shimmer, lipstick
I have already decided to keep the last purple Bourjois one, but added it in the picture for comparison reasons. I have also already decided I want to keep a bright true red, Big Bang by Rimmel, and a wine, Fatal by Catrice (both not my pictures).
So guys, help me out. Is it reasonable to keep the same colour in different finishes? If it's not, should I pan or destash?
How near are those three colours on the end to eachother? I don't wear matte dark red lips every week, but I like to have the option.
So it looks like I've been a moderator of /r/Bitcoin for 3 years now. Seems like as good of a reason as any to do my first AMA, so please ask away.
Some conversation starters:
Since we're talking about moderation, this blog post might be of interest to some of you - "On /r/Bitcoin moderation - three years in review".
So please, ask me anything (and keep it civil ;) ).
EDIT: set Q&A as a suggested sort for the AMA.
I think everyone who's ever used tupperware knows what I'm talking about -- those weird white-ish splotches and streaks that appear. Anecdotally, it seems to be related to washing or microwaving.
So what causes them? Is this a physical change and/or a chemical change? And does anything about their appearance signal some kind of phenomenon that might make them unsafe for use?
2013-06-12T08:07:43+00:00I received some positive feedback after my last story so I found some time to write another one. It's 1980, in Belgrade Yugoslavia, I'm standing at the stop of a set of broad stairs that, had they not been so dingy, would have looked rather grand. These stairs lead down to the front doors of a moderate sized hotel situated in the hills south of Belgrade. I was standing at the top of these stairs, the front of my pants are soaking wet, and I am seething. My parents and I have been in this hotel for a few weeks now. I don't know this at the time, but we are not on vacation. You see, a few weeks ago my mother and I had taken a "trip" from Krakow to Belgrade to meet up with my father. What's unique about this situation is that this trip should not have been possible. Poland was not in the habit of allowing entire families to leave its borders willynilly. Nonetheless, my parents' clever plan and a bit of good luck all worked out and my family had escaped The People's Republic of Poland in the summer of 1980. We had been staying in this hotel for the last few weeks as my parents were working on immigrating to Australia—despite this being their plan we never made it to Australia but instead moved to Canada—and this process took some time. Our family weren't the only ones in this situation and this hotel had a number of families with kids about my age. Many of the adults were working or arranging travel for themselves out of Yugoslavia. Some were going to Western Germany, some to Canada, some to Australia. I guess we were refugees, in a way. I was about five years old and was one of the youngest of the free roaming kids around the hotel. What I mean by free roaming is that there wasn't that anxiety about having kids roam around on their own, within reason, even at a young age. That was the culture, I guess. At any rate, there wasn't much to do in a crappy, old hotel in 1980s Belgrade so I spent a great deal of time hanging out with the other kids, most of whom were older and cooler. Since it was summer our parents bought us those cheap squirt guns and we spent alot of time playing Socialists and Capitalists—yes, really (no, not really)—catching fireflies in jars, and getting into moderate trouble. Nothing out of the ordinary for kids without much to do and without alot of structure. So why am I standing at the top of the stairs with the front of my pants all wet? Well, let's say that the squirt gun fights had gone up in intensity lately. Many of the families and their kids have now been here for weeks and there's only so much to do in or around the hotel despite the hotel being surrounded by green space and various parks. Many of the kids were far from home, and didn't have many of their toys or other accessories with them. Everyone traveled as if they were going on vacation so as to not attract attention from the AK-wielding customs officers. Who has two thumbs and has had an AK pointed at them while their luggage was upended onto the floor of a train? This guy. There's no school, there's no childcare, and many of the adults are busy working, working through bureauocracy, or otherwise engaged with other tasks to spend too much time entertaining the kids so we've been forced to make our own fun. This "fun" took the form of gradual escalation in the intensity and cruelty of our squirt gun "wars". That is, the games turned away from being innocent fun into a sociopolitical allegory about the power differential between The Party and the proletariat. The older kids banded togethe[...]
As I just ruwatched this episode, I think they got the top 3 for this challenge wrong.
Tyra still completely deserved her top spot (and I think she should have won this challenge).
I didnt really like Pandora's look and I feel as if she was only in the top 3 only so we can see her comparison to guest judge Kathy Griffin. I think this spot should have been given to Jessica Wild as her look was absolutely gorgeous!
What do you queens think?
2015-06-26T00:59:03+00:00Reposted here since I messed up the title. This past weekend 6/20-6/21, I fortunate enough to participate in the 4th running of The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition. This was my first 100 miler, and the long rambling post below is an attempt to organize my thoughts about the experience. Enjoy! Training: For the first few months of 2015, I loosely followed Pfitzinger's 18/70 plan to prepare for the NJ Marathon in April. After that race, I stopped doing speed workouts and ran a few tune-up races, including The North Face Bear Mountain 50 on 5/2 and the Mayapple 100K on 5/30. This was an ambitious training plan, but (a) I like racing ultras and (b) I tend to recover pretty well after races. The Course: Urban ultras tend to consist of multiple loops around well-controlled areas. But race directors Phil Mcarthya and Trishul Chernsb had other ideas. The course for TGNY100 is a massive single loop, covering 4 of the 5 NYC boroughs and following sidewalks, bike paths, trails, and bridges throughout the city. The course was marked with yellow arrows spray painted on the ground, and runners were given turn-by-turn directions to follow from the start. The course was not blocked off from traffic, so we were encouraged to place our safety before our time. Getting lost would be part of the adventure, or so the race directors told us. My Plan: As I mentioned, this was my first 100 miler, so I was reluctant to have a goal time other than the 30 hour cutoff. However, I wanted to have a loose schedule for my pacers and support crew to follow. I settled on a plan to run positive splits, which is typical in 100+ mile races. The idea is that 12 hours of running is tiring regardless of your pace, so you should get the miles in while your legs are fresh. This meant that I would run an 11-12min/mi pace for the first 50mi, and then slow to 13-15min/mi for the second 50mi. This gave me a projected finish time of 20-23 hours. I would pick up pacers after the 100K mark, which I hoped would help with my motivation and navigation. Miles 0-26: The weather in the week before the race was hot and humid, hovering around 85o F or more. On the day of the race, the gods of ultra running would smile upon us and provide 68o - 72o F and cloudy weather from start to finish. Things were already looking promising. We got to the starting line in Times Square around 4:30AM, which is a fascinating time of day to be in Times Square. There was a stark contrast between us racers, in our bright spandex gear and hydration packs, and the hundreds of still-drunk people milling around after their nights on the town. One guy in particular, standing in the bathroom line at McDonalds,c seemed especially amused with the water bottles on my race vest and apparently thought that I had worn it to a club ("Look at this dude! Now he's ready to go."). At 5:05, after waiting for a backhoe to roll through our intersection, we were off! The eventual race winner took off like a shot at an 8min/mi pace. A few people tagged along close behind him, caught up in the excitement. I held back as much as possible, but still ran a few sub-10min miles. Oh well. I settled into a more reasonable 11min/mi pace as the sun came up and the course worked its way north through Central Park, past Grant's Tomb,d and under the George Washington Bridge. The course continued northward into the Bronx, meandering through a wonderfully soft trail in Van Cortland Park before heading back south on bike paths through Bronx Park and then eastward to Pelham Bay Park. Miles 22[...]
Friday is my last night in London until 2014, and the last working day before the festive season for lots of people so come celebrate at the Player, 8 Broadwick Street, Soho W1F 8HN.
6.30pm - 8.30pm:
I've booked a 6-person table for 2 hours, and I think first food sitting might already be taken by people I've mentioned this to in passing but we can move around a bit, I'm more than happy to stand to drink a pisco inferno.
We can try to accommodate anyone else by musical chairs during the timeslot, or hang out and drink :)
Anyone lost text Lydia on 077two9 3oh4 23six.
8.30pm - onwards:
I HAVE A NASTY COLD SO WILL NOT BE OUT PAST THIS unless I think that booze is having medicinal effects.
The party will most likely head to the Royal George (133 Charing Cross Rd WC2H 0EA), because there's more room for people to chill. Later might go elsewhere on an impromptu Soho crawl. For this part of the night contact Bryan: oh7813 9seven9 4three9.
2016-03-13T10:00:06+00:00Summary: Recently I saw few guys nexting girls (going silent or even deleting the number) for such petty reasons as a flake. What's worse half of them couldn't tell an eager girl trying to reschedule from a real flake. Wow how some guys are impatient. One even considered ditching a girl when she wanted to move a date by one hour! Those guys read far too much about "being alpha" and "holding frame" that they can't see that they're ridiculous. I guess there are some differences between USA and Europe. It seems like laying a girl here on a second or third date is standard and first date lays are an exception. Correct me if I'm wrong but across the ocean, especially in the US, it's exactly the opposite. Usually girl is down to fuck right away and there aren't that many that wait until third date. At least that would explain the attitude I'm seeing in American guys. But I digress. You have to remember that not every street approach (or any other for that matter) will sweep her off her feet. You're not a rockstar, a politician or a crazy rich guy and whatever PUAs are telling you - you're not her priority. Sometimes, when you hit the genetic match, the girl will be all over you in no time but don't count on it. Most of the time you're that handsome, charismatic guy who approached her, had a nice 5-10 minutes chat and "had something in you" that made her interested and attracted. Don't get me wrong - that is much. It's more than all her other male friends have and something you can really use to get her but it still isn't exactly Brad Pitt level. Let's walk through the signs when flake isn't a flake. You can use those attributes as a checklist but after a while you really feel it: she apologizes, she gives a detailed explanation of the reason, she proposes an alternative, you can clearly see that she's sorry. All that you can find in my first example. There is a huge chance that it's not a flake and something really happened. In this case - she's sick. Now you can see me pushing with my response (I really had a busy Sunday) because I thought that this is what this girl needs. In that case there were some missed calls culminating in a short talk when we agreed to meet on Monday. If you want to meet with her on any other day - just propose yet another alternative. Do not wait for her to list all her free evenings. Remember: girls will rarely arrange dates so her trying to reschedule is quite a lot. If you can't make it - just pick a different day, don't count on her. Second example is a bit different. She sends a text to confirm the date which can be a good sign or harbinger of flake. Then she explains herself without saying sorry but she proposes an alternative. She even sends second text few minutes after the first. I try to push for meeting later and do a little tease calling her workaholic. Everything works as expected: she defends herself and once again act impatient when I don't reply right away. I "punish" her for flaking with a standard "first round is on you" which she accepts and plays along. Remember to hold on to your threats - make her pay for the first round. And last but not least, here's a real flake. Can you spot all the signs? I've heard Poland is different - if a girl want to meet with you she will agree on a date and show up. If she doesn't like you - she won't [...]
2016-10-23T02:21:37+00:00Link to Surr@20: http://www.surrenderat20.net/2016/10/1020-pbe-update.html#mastery Currently on the PBE, there have been quite the changes made to Masteries and Keystones. If you aren't able to access the website, here is a list of the changes: changes I feel are relevant to Trundle have been put in bold Image of the new Mastery Tree [NEW] Battle Trance (Ferocity, Tier 4) - [Pic] "Gain up to 5% increased damage over 5 seconds when in combat with enemy Champions" [NEW] Fresh Blood (Ferocity, Tier 2) - [Pic] "Your first basic attack against a champion deals an additional 10+ 1 per level damage (6 second cooldown)" Bounty Hunter (Ferocity, Tier 4) - [Pic] Effect increased to 1.5% from 1% Oppressor (Ferocity, Tier 4) [Removed] Double Edge Sword now in tier 4 spot. Double Edged Sword (Ferocity, Tier 4) - [Pic] Moved from Tier 2 to Tier 4 Increased to dealing 5% and taking 2.5% from 3% and 1.5% FRESH BLOOD now in tier 2 spot. Fervor of Battle (Ferocity, Tier 6) - [Pic] Changed: "Hitting champions with basic attacks generates a Fervor stack (2 for melee attacks, 2 seconds cooldown for ability hits). Stacks of Fervor last 4 seconds (max 10 stacks) and increase your AD by 1-6 for each stack." [NEW] Greenfather's Gift (Cunning, Tier 4) - [Pic] "Stepping into brush causes your next damaging attack or ability to deal 3% of your target's current health as bonus magic damage (9s Cooldown)" Precision (Cunning, Tier 5) - [Pic] Now grants 1.7 Lethality per point No longer grants 3 + 0.3 Armor Penetration. [NEW] Siegemaster (Resolve, Tier 2) - [Pic] "Gain 8 Armor and Magic Resistance when near an allied tower" [NEW] Fearless (Resolve, Tier 4) - [Pic] "Gain 10% +2 per level bonus Armor and Magic Resist when damaged by an enemy champion for 2 seconds (9s Cooldown)" [NEW] Courage of the Colossus (Resolve, Tier 6) - [Pic 1, Pic 2] "Gain a shield for 10+ 10 per level + 7% of your maximum health for each nearby enemy champion for 4 seconds after hitting an enemy champion with hard CC (30 second cooldown)" [note - in game has a different value listed...] Replaces STRENGTH OF THE AGES. Questions for Discussion: What masteries stand out most for you and why? What Keystone do you think you'll be going for now? submitted by /u/Umarrii to /r/Trundlemains [link] [comments][...]
2014-10-24T22:15:00+00:00Today I'll discuss a player who hasn't played a single snap in an NFL regular season game, and just came off the short-term IR list after undergoing ankle surgery right before the start of the season. I present to you the RB for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Charles Sims. I know what you're all thinking: Wait. Who? Wasn't he the crappy QB that lost his job to Josh Freeman? No, you're thinking of Chris Simms. Oh. Well, why should we care about this kid again? Wasn't he hurt all season up until now? I know, I know this kid is a virtual unknown and it's going to be hard to trust him. But I'll present to you my reasons why I think he should be rostered and just may make the difference for your season. When it comes to assessing unknown commodities this kid has checked off every item on my list, which I'll go into detail below. The Measurables When I'm trying to gauge how well a player will do in the NFL, I first try to assess their playing style to see if they resemble any current or past NFL players with a record of success at the pro level. It's what led me to stash Le'Veon Bell in all my leagues (including one keeper league) last season as I told a lot of people I knew that he reminded me of a younger LT due to his burst, footwork, balance, and ability to get to the edge when the opportunity presented itself. When assessing Sims on multiple levels, the NFL player he most reminds me of is Matt Forte. To see just what I mean, let's first take a walk through the numbers: NFL Combine Stats Event Matt Forte Charles Sims 40-yard dash 4.46 sec 4.48 sec Vertical Jump 33" 37.5" Broad Jump 118" 126" Height 6'2" 6'0" Weight 217 lbs 214 lbs His numbers are nearly identical to Matt Forte, a running back we know had a very productive rookie season, amassing 1,715 yards from scrimmage that year. He has the size and speed you look for in an every down back and his speed (while not CJ0K elite) and burst is excellent for his position. Track Record in College In his 4 year collegiate career (3 in Houston, 1 in West Virginia), Charles Sims gained 3,465 yards on 592 carries (5.9 ypc average) and 40 TDs and caught another 2,108 yards on 203 catches (10.4 ypc) and another 11 scores through the air. While not eye-popping numbers compared to the more highly touted backs from this year's draft class (see: Tre Mason, Bishop Sankey), Sims has a track record of consistency and success. But I believe his numbers are actually misleading and depressing his value. Sims was able to produce above-average numbers (5.3 yards per carry, and 14 total TDs) his first and final season for the Mountaineers despite their woes on offense. Speaking to a few people familiar with the West Virginia team Sims produced in that offense despite their incredibly inferior o-line and a team who's offensive core was gutted with the losses of Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, and Stedman Bailey and had a revolving door at QB. Watching the film, I have to agree with them. Despite the lack of "elite" running back numbers, when I've watched film on him during his collegiate career his talent, athleticism, and football instincts and IQ are apparent. He was also a standout player at the Senior Bowl, as executive director Phil Savage was quoted as saying he thought Sims was the top RB there, stating: He showed the most burst, the most acceleration, had 2[...]
2015-03-19T03:09:02+00:00Welcome to week 5 of the 2015 Redditors on the Trail updates. Another big batch of updates from our hikers. As of publishing, we have 81 entries in the last week! Keep up the great work thru hikers! We also have our first hiker heading home. /u/tgosbour is off the trail after a few days in GA. As before, if you would like to have your blog added to the reading list you can do so by either filling out this simple webform or by posting your info in a comment or a PM. The entire list of redditors on the trail and their blog links can be found here. jvreeland has this handy google doc that will auto-update whenever someone on the reading list posts new content. Just scroll to the bottom to get links to the latest entries. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds are formatted a little differently, so just be aware of that when you are scrolling through them. We will continue to update each week, but we felt some might like this to view all updates at once. New reading list posts for the week of 3-12 to 3-18: -nwagers is off on his adventure! He is setup tonight at Cooper Gap. -maddie_a has knocked out the state of GA, spent the night with 4 other hikers at the Budget Inn, and hitched into Franklin in search of food. Oh, and she has awesome pictures up. -Papillon is learning to read his guidebook closer (How Far to Franklin?) and rocking along through GA. -Clif and Allie have survived some rain, uploaded some great images, and taken their first hitch into Hiawassee. They also posted some tips they picked up knocking out the state of GA on the way to north. -Lego has answered some questions on why he is hiking the AT. -thelinestepper check in at the top of Gooch Mountain Wednesday night. He spent the previous night on Hawk Mountain after starting his hike last week. -Asah is 136 miles into their hike and only a few days away from the Smokey Mountain National Park. From his SPOT location, he is a day away from Fontana Dam. -Josie rocked out a 18 mile day to make HER way to the Hilton. She and a few other hikers are hanging out for a few days and enjoying the luxury shelter. -Gadget has passed the 100 mile mark and has some great pictues from the Albert Fire Tower on their Facebook. -SheriffEZPonder is less than two weeks away from his start. He is battling the boredom, his own laziness, and season 5 of Archer on Netflix before he starts on 3/30. -Callie and Sullivan have put up a couple of really interesting posts about “6 things that growing up at sea level taught me”, and “Let the Burger be your Carrot”. -John Adriance posted his last “from home” post. He should be on the trail right now. -Furball’s photo of dawn at the Fontana Hilton is one of, if not the best photo of the year so far. Absolutely stunning. -Sam Getchell is another one of the redditor hikers that are around Fontana this week. He put up a series of posts recapping his wet days in NC, and a bunch of nice pics. -Houdini is cranking right along. Should be just about in Fontana by about now. -Thirst has their final gear list up and online -Unfriendly_alien has a new start date and wil be looking to head out on April 10! -karczilla has an image of a big ass box of protein bars ready for their hike. -Seeker checked in from Franklin, NC. Recovering their to heal some blisters, enjoy some coffee, and doing laundry. -tgosbour has decided to leave the trail after a few days. That’s it for this we[...]