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  • Wooot! We're a GO! (was "Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now")

    So... i'm not to the point of being super-huge worried just yet... but a small concern is brewing for me regarding things with the range. Jared is really on the ball, and he and i have gone back and forth on the planning of this event (via phone and email) numerous times.

    However, it seems like his staff at the range doesn't have a whole lot of clue. They do not know about our event, they do not know what the plan is, they keep asking me the same questions over and over when i call them (what we're shooting, who we are, etc)

    I'm supposed to be paying them in full for our event today. I've called a few times and keep trying to do so, but the person on the other end (someone named "Ellen") keeps saying that i should talk to Jared first. It's like... if it's not on her computer screen, she thinks something doesn't exist.

    Jared is out of town until Monday. He's not answering his cel phone right now. I've left messages and hope and pray to hear from him, but at the moment i have no useful information.

    This is exactly why i am paying for all of us up front out of pocket and didn't ask anyone for PayPal or such beforehand. The last thing i'd want to contend with would be refunds to everyone if this fucks up.

    But no thinking like that... not yet, anyway. My fears aren't super huge right now. If i don't hear from Jared on Monday morning i will be concerned.
    "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
    - Trent Reznor

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    Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
    It's like... if it's not on her computer screen, she thinks something doesn't exist.
    Not that anyone around here could do something about her screen.

    Seriously, this would suck. But you have several days still before the shoot. I know you're tied up at least part of the time but hopefully everything pans out.
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    Fraternal Order of Locksport

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    • #3
      Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

      Originally posted by valanx View Post
      Not that anyone around here could do something about her screen.

      Seriously, this would suck. But you have several days still before the shoot. I know you're tied up at least part of the time but hopefully everything pans out.
      the only thing that concerns me is our payment. Jared wanted me to pay in full five days in advance. that is today. i tried to do that today, but ellen wouldn't accept anything right now since we're "not in the system"

      we shall see what's what on monday.
      "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
      - Trent Reznor

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      • #4
        Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

        Quite a bit to front for everyone, I hope I'm not the only one that says thank you for doing that.
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        Fraternal Order of Locksport

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        • #5
          Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

          I have to say thanks for all you've done and I'll do it again when we pull it off ;)

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          • #6
            Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

            Deviant - I am also greatful for all the time and effort you have expended on our behalf in setting this up, especially in light of your over booked schedule. Now to find that you are fronting this out of your own pocket just to make sure it happens is certainly "over and above" .. if it was the military man we'd give you a medal to pin on your chest.
            DaKahuna
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            • #7
              Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

              You guys have anyone taking photos or video of the event? I'm curious to see if a certain laptop can take a 9mm HydraShok.

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              • #8
                Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

                Originally posted by not5150 View Post
                You guys have anyone taking photos or video of the event? I'm curious to see if a certain laptop can take a 9mm HydraShok.
                I'm bringing a tripod and several pieces of equipment that aren't long for this world. I don't have a decent video camera though.
                Last edited by Ugly; August 3, 2008, 18:15.

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                • #9
                  Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

                  I too thank you ahead of time Deviant!

                  If all else fails.... $200.00 could buy one hell of an automatic water-gun to torment people at the pool with.... or people in the briefings..... can you get kicked out for a water-shooting?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

                    Just reconfirming. I will be attending and will be filling in as RSO as needed. I'm bringing some NFA goodies out with me as well. I'd recommend bringing some extra .22 and 2 3/4" #7 12ga ammo. Just sayin'

                    I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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                    • #11
                      Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

                      I'll be taking photos. I've got something that'll do video, but I don't think it's awesome.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

                        I'm ripe with anticipation... Are we go?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

                          God I hope so!

                          I've spent all day cleaning guns and loading ammo!

                          I'll also be bringing my bright orange t-shirt and very loud whistle, in case someone needs me to fill in...

                          someguy (aka 4footed)

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                          • #14
                            Re: Oh hell... let this not fall apart on us now

                            Wow... i had a whole post all typed up just now about how worried i was etc etc etc but it looks like i won't be needing that. i just got off with Jared and we're all good.

                            he was on a boat for the past week and a half so that's why he was totally out of touch. we are going to be ok, and all money matters are taken care of. remember, it's CASH up front to me when we rally just after 6:00 AM at the Riv the morning of the 7th. We roll out at 6:30.

                            If you haven't coordinated a ride, now would be a really good time to poke at one another. If someone is up for a 15-passenger van rental i'm betting they could make a really really economical endeavor out of it.

                            Thank you to everyone who was supportive and encouraging when we were floundering in the dark for a while. I still have your give-away items and the prizes for those little mini-contests. PM me or post here if you have more questions.

                            See you all on the 7th!
                            "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                            - Trent Reznor

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