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Guess What I Got!

I know I don't come here very often, but sometimes it's nice to visit and maybe leave an update. It's been a couple years since I made a blog post, but I'm sure there are still some people who remember me (if they don't already interact with me on Facebook, which is my main social hub online). I realized I missed visiting to celebrate my account becoming a teenager, but I've been somewhat busy with life anyway. This year has been an interesting one for me, to say the least.   I'll give you a bri

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30 Is the New 30, Also the Old One

I turned 30 this week.   Am I still a fan of LEGO?   This is my Charlie Brown tree (seriously, they sell/sold this product):     This is what that space looked like before I made room to put a tree there:   I may not do as much building these days, but I think those pictures should answer the question.   ©1984-2014 Toaraga EAM

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Still Alive

I'm still alive.   Also, I've been part of this site for eleven years. Less so than I used to be, but I still visit from time to time.   The site's changed. I've changed. Such is life.   Even though I'm not as much a part of this site as I used to be, I think in some way being part of this site was beneficial. In fact, I still retain some of the friendships I made with people from this site. So even if LEGO were somehow to disappear and the site to shut down for whatever reasons, those friendshi

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Legoland

One thing I've wanted to do years ago was to visit LEGOLAND in California, though I never had the money or any other reason to visit the state before now, so I didn't really think much about it. But this week I am here in the city of Los Angeles, visiting some friends, and part of my plan is to go to LEGOLAND. I'm looking forward to it. It wasn't the reason I came out here, but I figured since I'm in California, I might as well make the trip to the theme park. I don't know if I'll get another ch

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Brick Fiesta 2013

I heard about a LEGO convention that's happening in my neck of the woods (from somebody who doesn't live in my neck of the woods... see how on top of things I am).   Brick Fiesta July 4-7, 2013   Hampton Suites & Convention Center Mesquite 1700 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, TX 75149   I'm thinking about going, if anyone's interested. If I do go, it might just be during the public hours, since I haven't really done anything with LEGO in a while and am not really sure what I have going at that time. (

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I Heard Wedding Bells

They just weren't mine.   So I never posted this on BZPower or anything (I'm not very active these days), but my brother did get married last September.   ©1984-2013 Toaraga EAM

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You Remembered!

Well, it's nice to know I wasn't forgotten here on my birthday (I actually didn't even think to visit that day, but it was a very busy day, and I wasn't really on the Internet anyway). Thanks for the birthday wishes though.   ©1984-2013 Toaraga EAM

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Presidential Speeches

I've recently been listening to different speeches by different US Presidents. Originally it was because I wanted to improve my speaking ability by listening to Ronald Reagan, who was nicknamed The Great Communicator, and I wanted to know what that was about. Then I started listening to parts of other speeches for a certain project I was working on.   Some of them were at least somewhat interesting to listen to (enthusiastic, passionate), whether or not I agreed with their ideas, but Lyndon B Jo

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Get Off My Lawn!

I worked hard to water my lawn, and now you whippersnappers are ruining the grass. *Shakes cane*   ©1984-2012 Toaraga EAM

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" Keep The Change"? But You Underpaid!

Disappear from some place for a while, and you'll have no idea what's going on when you get back. I still like to visit every now and then, but my life keeps me tired/somewhat busy, and while I enjoyed BZPower, visiting after a long absence just isn't the same as when I was more fully active with the site. My life's just not the same as it was five years ago (or even two). I work overnight in a check processing center (have been there for over a year), and I'm starting a new position at the begi

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Apartment Life

is rockin' my socks. I have a decent car and job. Life is good.   Another semester of school starts Tuesday.   Hello, 2011. Time for a new color.   ©1984-2011 Toaraga EAM

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It's My Birthday

I signed an apartment lease, and I move in at the start of the new year.   Also, I have my own car (not for my birthday, as I already bought it before today).   ©1984-2010 Toaraga EAM

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Black Six

This photo was taken in the long ago month of July. I made that specially for BrickFair... and for any other event someone wants to take it to (spread the BZP love).   Also, new spinny for me.   ©1984-2010 Toaraga EAM

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I Can Bank On It!

So that data entry job I had was temporary (if they need me again, they'll call me). But fear not, for I have procured another profession, this one of a full time nature.   I'm going to be working in a bank at night (it's kind of complicated to explain what exactly I'll be doing). This coincides well with my schedule, and since I don't start for about 2-3 weeks, it allows me to deal with a fast-paced online class before then. Woot! Life's been a bit crazy lately, but things are looking up righ

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Back From Hungary!

So I got back from Hungary this past Sunday (I wanna go back), and I basically hit the ground running almost non-stop. One task after another. Haha.   I went to lunch with a friend of mine yesterday to talk about some stuff, and he ended up getting me a job doing data entry for another company that shares office space with his. Now that's the kind of friend everyone should have. It's not a lasting job at the moment, due to being based on a current project, but things could pick up. I wasn't eve

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Road Trip To Air Trip

So I just got back from this thing called "road trip." I traveled from Texas to New Jersey and spent time there for about a week (train trip to Philadelphia one day). Now I've got to get ready for a trip overseas that leaves Friday. It's a crazy busy summer.   ©1984-2010 Toaraga EAM

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2 B Z Pers Down, About A Million To Go

So that "top secret" trip I mentioned was to meet Black Six on my way to New Jersey.   That is some pretty nifty stuff he has, let me tell you.   So now I've met 2 BZPower members.   ©1984-2010 Toaraga EAM

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Crossing State Lines

I'm crossing state lines this week that I've never crossed before.   States I've been in at some point in my life: Alabama Arkansas Florida Louisiana Mississippi Oklahoma Tennessee Texas ©1984-2010 Toaraga EAM

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Not A Toys R Us Employee

Saturday was officially my last day as a Toys 'R Us employee (unless I go back later): December 11, 2008 - July 10, 2010.   Now you may ask why I quit my job (or maybe you don't care), but rest assured, I had good reasons. No, I was not malcontent or hateful of my job (though I had off-days, same as anyone else), but I had reasons for leaving my job of nearly 19 months.   The main reason was so that I would be able to travel. I've already mentioned the missions trip to Hungary... which is stil

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The Last Airbender

I saw it last night. It was kind of a letdown. Too much exposition, not enough action; I'm not sure who the movie was directed toward.I felt like falling asleep because of all the talking Emotions were lacking. Transitions were choppy to cram in all the places and story elements. Ten-hour story crammed into less than two hours, never good since so much has to be cut (standard). I think it also lacked the comedic element that made the show light-hearted; it just seemed so serious (even Soaka-- e

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