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The good, the bad...nah, it's pretty much all bad

Postby Flipper » Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:41 am

I just realized I didn't have my bio up on here. This may be redundant as I think I've pretty much covered all my personal info on other forums, but I'll do this anyway.

Got here in 1979...graduated in 1985...took a detour to UT for a year or so in 1982. I hold a BA in English with a minor in RTVF. At one point I wanted to do radio....at one point I wanted to be a cowboy, fireman and porn star too. Missed on all of them.

I've been employed in a number of different industries. I've been a Loss Prevention Manager for a couple of store chains, a claims rep for a couple of insurance carriers, a salesman for a few different companies, a sales manager for a few insurance companies and now I'm a Financial Advisor in partnership with my wife, Pam.

Yes, I work with my spouse.....My wife and I have a unique relationship. On our first date we sat and talked until 2 am. We haven't shut up since. We can be really annoying to be around because of that....at least we don't smell.

We have a daughter named Laurel Ashley. She's three and she loves BG sports. She even sings "Forward Falcons" when the band plays it on NCAA Football 2005. She literally begs me to play that game on the PS2. I'm going to teach her how to read a safety this fall.

There have been about six incidents in my life that theoretically should have killed me. I would think I'm a reincarnated cat, but they make me sneeze and I'm extremely jealous of their ability to lick themselves.

I own well over a dozen hats, yet seldom wear one.
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Re: The good, the bad...nah, it's pretty much all bad

Postby ZiggyZoomba » Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:47 am

Flipper wrote:...


You neglected to mention Laurel's current fascination with trains.

You should also explain your dogs and their diet.

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Postby Flipper » Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:50 pm

Ah yes...the trains, the trains...if you ask my daughter a question, any question, be prepared to hear about the numerous freight trains that have crossed her path of late. I have no idea what this fascination is rooted in. She's also become very interested in the parody of "Ocean's Eleven" that is on the latest SCTV DVD release. "Maudlin's Eleven" has become quite an influence. She's gone so far as to tell me that she's "planning a heist".

If nothing else, she has impeccable taste in sketch comedy.

Our six dogs eat a far more balanced diet than I do. We have six of the little devils. Four Pomeranians ranging in size from about 5 lbs to just over 10lbs, and two 12 year-old Shelties that weigh about 22lbs each. One of the poms is a show dog....the other show pom has developed some sort of medical problem that lead to him losing 90% of the fur on his body. his legs and head are normal, his body looks terrible. Can't show a dog that looks like a mangy rat...the judges are so uptight!

Anyway, we feed them a rather odd diet. In the mornings they eat a small amount of an oatmeal like substace mixed with yougurt and some vegetables. at night, they eat a mixture of ground beef and a powdered supplement. When we started them on this "natural" diet we had three dogs. They were all a minimum of 20% overweight. once then they are a perfect weight. Since we're dealing with small animals, the cost of this diet is in line with other premium foods like a Biljac or whatever. Our vet thinks we're a little odd.

The 25th would be a tough date...but we'd be open to talking at some time after that. It sounds like fun....
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Re: The good, the bad...nah, it's pretty much all bad

Postby RossfordFalcon » Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:00 pm

Flipper wrote:There have been about six incidents in my life that theoretically should have killed me. I would think I'm a reincarnated cat, but they make me sneeze and I'm extremely jealous of their ability to lick themselves.



May I ask what these incidents were?
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Postby Flipper » Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:16 pm

No...that would be giving my enemies too much insight into my personal history....

The closest call happenend when I rolled my Ford Fiesta a few times including what was probably an end over end. I fractured a vertebrae or two on that one, but was otherwise unscathed.

Odd fact: The cassette in my tape player at the time of the crash? "Road to Ruin" by the Ramones. Whne the car finally came to a rest, the tape had been ejected and Eddie Rabbit's "Driving my Life Away" was playing on the radio.

Clearly...I should have been killed in that one. You don't get a btter soundtrack than that.
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Postby BGDrew » Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:18 pm

Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" was playing just before I flipped my truck once end-over-end then twice side-to-side. But I did land it on the tires....what was left of them....
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Postby goofyeuph » Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:17 am

Flipper wrote:Clearly...I should have been killed in that one. You don't get a better soundtrack than that.


No, I think it's safe to say you don't. I am glad that you came out of that (mostly) unhurt. I don't remember what was playing in my any of my accidents. My last one I was talking to my (then) girlfriend, so the radio wasn't very loud. Wasn't my fault though, guy turned left into my car. The funniest part about the whole thing, my (then) g/f had just been in a accident about 2 weeks eariler. Maybe she was just bad luck?
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Postby McConvey » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:26 pm

Flipper wrote:Our six dogs eat a far more balanced diet than I do. We have six of the little devils. Four Pomeranians ranging in size from about 5 lbs to just over 10lbs, and two 12 year-old Shelties that weigh about 22lbs each. One of the poms is a show dog....the other show pom has developed some sort of medical problem that lead to him losing 90% of the fur on his body. his legs and head are normal, his body looks terrible. Can't show a dog that looks like a mangy rat...the judges are so uptight!


Wow... I feel like such an amateur. My family only has five dogs. Of course, the smallest is a 40lb Australian shepherd, so in total weight, I might have more dogs :)
None of ours show though. Three of the five are rescued from the pound.
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Re: The good, the bad...nah, it's pretty much all bad

Postby Flipper » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:01 pm

We now have 8 dogs..two cats...and a raccoon or two that eat the cat food we leave on the porch.....
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Re: The good, the bad...nah, it's pretty much all bad

Postby Globetrotter » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:44 am

I dont think you ever got credit for the hilariousness of the last update. I can honestly say, not to nock anyone else on here but other then Grant you are the person that I would most like to meet in person from these boards. I will put it on the bucket list.
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Re: The good, the bad...nah, it's pretty much all bad

Postby Redwingtom » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:54 am

Globetrotter wrote:I dont think you ever got credit for the hilariousness of the last update. I can honestly say, not to nock anyone else on here but other then Grant you are the person that I would most like to meet in person from these boards. I will put it on the bucket list.


Met flipper several times. He tried to run me down in a Wal-Mart parking lot once. I was a bit underwhelmed ;)
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Re: The good, the bad...nah, it's pretty much all bad

Postby Flipper » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:11 am

RWT..it was tough to hold a conversation...I was still thinking "oh man...I missed him".

GT...the one thing I truly miss about tailgating withthe AZZ cerew is the chance to see and meet everyone. If you're coming up for a game next year, I'll definitely be around
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Re: The good, the bad...nah, it's pretty much all bad

Postby Falcon Fanatic » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:54 am

Flipper wrote:GT...the one thing I truly miss about tailgating withthe AZZ cerew is the chance to see and meet everyone. If you're coming up for a game next year, I'll definitely be around

Really? You're going to join us for tailagating again? Cool!! :supz: It's been what, 5 or 10 years since we've seen ya? :wink: And just can't help myself, so have to ask, what's different about next year???
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Re: The good, the bad...nah, it's pretty much all bad

Postby Flipper » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:52 am

Next year?... I don't do midweek games...it's just too much to deal with logistically. I miss seeing everyone though, so...I'll be back. Unless I switch allegiances to the Seina Heights Saints of the Wolverine-Hoosier Conference.
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