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  • Continuity44

    What a difference 24 hours makes.

    Just when you think it's all irreparably falling apart, awesomeness comes out of nowhere. Since yesterday afternoon's chat with my landlady:

    • A headhunter I connected with put my CV forward to one of the big network agencies, who are looking for a CD and she feels I'll get an interview with them;
    • I just had a phone interview with a small agency in Stuttgart who are also looking for a CD, and they want to meet me next Friday;
    • An HR person from one of the large German content marketing agencies found me on LinkedIn, and sent me a message asking if I would like to be considered for a CD job they have in Munich, and wants to schedule a call.

    Now, it's up to me to keep this momentum going, and to bring it to fruition.

    Needless to say, I'm incredibly grateful for this fantastic turn of events, and to all of you for putting up with me this week.

    Happy Thursday!

    • Good luck!dmay
    • brilliant! good luck with all of it.fadein11
    • Hope it goes well.PhanLo
    • Awesome. Good luck pal.set
    • Yes!! Good luck man, best wishesOBBTKN
    • Excellent... are those bullet points? fuck me you are a CD!kingsteven
    • +mekk
    • perfect time for a haircut!SlashPeckham
    • 👍hans_glib
    • 👍hans_glib
    • You got this ;)sea_sea
    • oh well - thumbs up anwayhans_glib
    • viel Erfolg!!!oey
    • good to hear :)dyspl
    • This is amazing. I seriously feel better knowing this.monospaced
    • Nice one!WhiteFace
    • Awesome! just dont get shitfaced then start sexting with the female headhunter or anything silly like that :Pmicrokorg
    • @mono, funny funny man.CyBrainX
    • You got this bud! Stay positive! Envision a great outcome. We are praying for you!Hayoth
    • I'm not being funny, CyBrainX; I'm genuinely relieved to hear this.monospaced
    • I heard Dennys is hiringdocpoz
    • Great to hear. Keep up the confidence, take your chances. Stay positive & motivated.M01XXX
    • Fantastic - like the timing of all of this. Good luck and as micro says - stay sober!mugwart
    • WHOOHOOOO couldn't be happier for you dude... stay focused, and get prepared for the interviews...exador1
    • Thank goodness something positive is happening here. Tits!robotron3k
    • Congrats. Once you're working again, spend less, save more, because for all of us in design, who knows if we can get jobs when aged 55+shapesalad
    • I'll let you know in just a couple more years...robotron3k
    • it's always darkest before the dawnMaaku
    • Good vibes mankona
    • when it rain it pours!inteliboy
    • the upvotes worked!?imbecile
    • *busts through door* DEAR LORD IN HEAVEN we need a CD stat. Where are the CDs?!?!!!111cannonball1978
    • Nice - can't know the sweet if you don't know the sour...whatthefunk
    • Thanks all! Yeah, one really never knows when it will all turn around.Continuity
    • Make us proud!!pango
    • QBN Prideutopian
    • Good Luck. Stuttgart ist nett.Longcopylover
    • Awesome news!slappy
    • Sending good vibes your way. Godspeed & good luck man!skwiotsmith
    • Keep lookin up. Your upswing is just beginning. Crush it!shellie
    • do jaja! samo napred! :)Boz
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  • stoplying55

    Heavy Post Alert -

    "Your wife has colon cancer"
    These were the words I heard on September 23 when I picked my sweet wife up from a colonoscopy. She had a few worrying symptoms recently, she's 45. I stood in the waiting room with our two sons (4 and 5) and when my wife walked out, we looked at each other and cried. We were terrified.
    The doctor was certain about it being cancer, because the tumor was so big that he couldn't even perform the colonoscopy. We knew we needed to act quickly. So my wife got all of the necessary catscans, blood tests and other prep stuff done and we found a recommended a surgeon.
    October 10 the surgery was performed successfully removing the affected area - a colon resection. Then we had to wait for the pathologist results to test what stage the cancer was, and if it had spread to other parts of the body. My tough-as-shit wife was out of the hospital in 2 days, walking around with 13 staples in her stomach.
    Last Wednesday we got great news that a 5 cm tumor, stage 2 cancer was removed and did not spread to other parts of the body. The sense of relief we both felt, I can't do it justice.
    We'll have lots of regular blood tests, and frequent colonoscopys (FUN!) and the oncologist may suggest chemotherapy if they want to take a very aggressive treatment route. But we're just so happy with how things have worked out.
    Not really sure why I feel the need to post this, I think it feels good to get it off my chest - but it feels like life starts now.
    Peace y'all

    • :)monospaced
    • +. get to itdocpoz
    • damn
    • Krassy
    • <3chukkaphob
    • You are a strong team. Sounds like you're lucky to have each other. Hang in there! Hope the kids are doing ok. I can only imagine.nocomply
    • robotron3k
    • +1Gnash
    • My grandfather died from it in the 1980's. Glad modern medicine has advanced enough to catch it.shapesalad
    • PSA: every single polyp (colon) will eventually become cancerous. get checked regularlyGnash
    • no words, all the best mate!OBBTKN
    • colon check is not fun. But do it for safety.pango
    • Congrats man.Salarrue
    • Thats what got my grandfather too. Glad yous got it in time. F*CK CANCER!microkorg
    • ok_not_ok
    • That's a win right there, glad she's in the clear!elahon
    • Happy for you both. Xosea_sea
    • stay strong!utopian
    • Holy crap. Glad it wasn't worse. Good luck!mandomafioso
    • How old should you be to get it checked? My Father had a polyp and was worried but it was nothing. But he said 'go talk to your doctor, get a colonoscopy'...mantrakid
    • I'm so happy for all of you that you caught it in time. My dad died of it at 69. So sad because for years he kept saying he was going to book a colonoscopy. :(Melanie
    • When i spoke to my doc about it she said "naw you're too young (i was 37 at the time, now 38)... you just risk causing damage / causing issues.. wait till 40+."mantrakid
    • How do you know you might have a polyp? Can you feel something odd in your digestive tract as food passes through?shapesalad
    • ^ no way to tell other than a colonoscopy. they are small and don't usually interfere with digestion. this is why colon cancer is rarely detected until it's tooGnash
    • (there is a simple test that looks for blood in stool -- a symptom of concern -- but polyps can't be indirectly detected)Gnash
    • In the UK theres a postal test you can apply for. You poop in a tube and send it away for analysis.microkorg
    • ^ same in canada. looks for blood. they're not very reliable but better than nothingGnash
    • Thanks everyone for the support!stoplying
    • not only did she punch cancer in the dick, but we all learnt that there are 50 active users on qbn! win win.inteliboy
    • oh man, i hope my good friends cat doesnt have this. it would crush herdocpoz
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  • maquito47

    Just married!

    • I hope that child isn't yours and so born out of wedlock - SINNER!

      Congratulations, man
    • congrats man!renderedred
    • Woot Woot! Congrats!capn_ron
    • congrats, lovely.fadein11
    • pleasingly casual. congratulations!Fax_Benson
    • Congrats! Look at these bright smiles! Awesome!Krassy
    • married at a freemasion lodge?

      Congrats, kid looks a character
    • DON'T DO IT!

      Kid'n; super great AND I hear marriage is "cool" again.

      : )
    • Way to go! Congrats!nocomply
    • En hora buena! felicidades!Salarrue
    • Congrats!dibec
    • CONGRATS!umbee54
    • maquito! i'm not pro marriage but if someone I know believes and wants it and is happy then...CONGRATS!oey
    • PS: was the baby necessary? what do you get in return? man you gotta older look at that hair. nice to see you again!oey
    • Congrats!chukkaphob
    • Does your kid have any tats yet?utopian
    • amazing. congtats !lowimpakt
    • Felicidades maquito y sra.!! Best wishes!OBBTKN
    • Where is this, central America ?i_was
    • uruguay probably:)
    • huge congrats dude. don't listen to the nay-sayers, lol...marriage is sooooo awesome :)exador1
    • celebrating my 20th anniversary this summer :)exador1
    • GRATS! MOFO!pango
    • Nice!! Congrats!bezoar
    • Looks like the kid is working on his headers. I predict the next Diego Forlánhotroddy
    • Remember us exador, congrats in advOBBTKN
    • Kid has no tattous, lol.i_was
    • Lolz and thanks everyone!!! We’re very happy indeed. Kid has no tats.. YET! Hehemaquito
    • Why so many tattoos?freedom
    • Why not ? isn't your name freedom ? lolzi_was
    • congrats!SimonFFM
    • Felicidades maqui!sea_sea
  • Beeswax46

    I recently had the most surreal experience of my life.
    I was in a room with 5 people.
    4 of us are fully clothed surrounding the one that is completely naked, screaming and squatting in the middle of the room.
    And suddenly a little head popped out of her bottom.
    They told me I'd become a father.

    • congrats on the mini beeswax!capn_ron
    • A dream, no?OBBTKN
    • was it born with a moustache?oey
    • Ah, and congrats ;)OBBTKN
    • big congrats.fadein11
    • Congrats!!!HijoDMaite
    • and congrats!!!oey
    • With out the last sentence. It sounded like a bad trip.pango
    • Congrats mofo! :)pango
    • Congrats!Salarrue
    • Congrats!Krassy
    • congrats!renderedred
    • meth?utopian
    • Congrats! Welcome to the club! Check back in in a week :)monospaced
    • Congrats! Mad baby times ahead.PhanLo
    • Congrats! Is this in someway related to COTD?shapesalad
    • Congrats!mandomafioso
    • did you mark the child in a distinct way that only you could recognize? if you didn't then it may not be your baby. congrats!dorf
    • this story didn't end up how I was expecting.. congrats thoautoflavour
    • Congrats brah!robotron3k
    • haha way to go!_niko
    • Congrats, beehotroddy
    • Art?freedom
    • Congrats!!fisheye
    • yeee thanks! Baby is fine except a little breathing problem due to pneumonia that mother had couple months ago. He's under special care in the hospitalBeeswax
    • His functions are all good but they want to be sure of the test results and he's on antibiotics. We'll get him hopefully next week.Beeswax
    • Little tip... that wasn't her bottomset
    • So "Up the bum, no babies" was a lie?
      Congrats, bumwax!
    • pics?drgs
    • YEAHHH BOIII!!!ideaist
    • Happy for you bro. What’s his or her name? I love Turkish names.HijoDMaite
    • It's not fair that only she's naked. Everyone in that room should be nakedsince1979
    • Özgür / Özgün?oey
    • name not decided yet. We're close thoBeeswax
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  • Bennn24

    Dont want to be over dramatic here, but we've put our cat to sleep this evening, she was 17 y-o.

    I know that kind of stuff looks unimportant for people that dont have animals or that dont love and respect animals. But for people who have a pet that they love, they understand and they understand even more if they have ever put a furry friend to sleep. It's very tough.

    Just wanted to share this with you guys, if you have a pet, love him as much as he love you, their lifes are very short.

    This is the last picture of her before the vet arrive. I'll never take picture of her again :(

    • RIP kitty :(

      sorry about your loss B
    • this is the hardest part of caring for our friends :/scarabin
    • Its a cool last pic Ben! Bummed for you man. :(HijoDMaite
    • :(i_monk
    • <3PonyBoy
    • :(Salarrue
    • sorry to here :(fadein11
    • hear*fadein11
    • I'm sorry for your loss Ben. Euthanasia is so hard when it's your pet. I'm sure you gave her many years of happiness and love.cannonball1978
    • (not that it's ever easy)cannonball1978
    • Benn, sorry she is gone. I am sure she brought many loving moments. the photo shows a really loving girl!capn_ron
    • so sorry bennn.dorf
    • :(Melanie
    • I was surprised at my uncontrolled sobbing while I dug a grave for our cat a few years back. There can be a strong connection between a cat and a person!nuggler
    • Sorry for your loss. I have 2 female siblings, I dread the day I'll have to say goodbye to them :(ernexbcn
    • She had a happy life.
      That is the most important.
    • sorry dude. I want to hug you.sureshot
    • :(loool
    • aw your cat looked so damn wise.inteliboy
    • I've lost a few in the past and feel your pain. Sorry to hear, mate. 17 is a ripe old age for a moggy and I'm sure you provided her with a great life.set
    • I have an old cat too. I hope he lives foreverCalderone2000
    • I had a cat called Smudge. He was so friendly, probably due to his wild cat nip addiction. I loved that junkie cat.mrAtor
    • beautiful cat. RIP, little one.Gnash
    • Sorry man. RIP fella.robthelad
    • 17 wow what a grand ole' beauty. I am sure you gave her the best life she could ever have wished for. RIP little kitty. I am sorry for your loss B.rabbit
    • Thanks a lot everyone for your comments, really appreciatedBennn
    • all the feels manmonospaced
    • I had to put my 16 year old to sleep on december 5th. He was very sick. Sucks but it gets a little easier over time.CygnusZero4
    • Remember, its MUCH harder for us than it is for them. They just go to sleep peacefully like they did 1000s of other times in their lives.CygnusZero4
    • Shit, I wish I could die like they get to. Best way to go.CygnusZero4
    • True Cygnus, thanks. And sorry for your lil friend.Bennn
    • The house is so empty right now, its gonna be tough for a few days for sure, she was a big part of our daily activities around the house.Bennn
    • Sorry for your lossformed
    • We feel you. RIP Kitty.Longcopylover
    • grieve then welcome another into your life. :Djaylarson
    • aw . I'm so sorry. It's the worse feeling. I had to do the same a few years ago. It's OK to grieve.lynley
    • So sorry to hear. What was her name? We've had to put down many over the years, and it's horrible every single time. The hardest was our boy Simba, a fluffyelahon
    • orange Maine Coon. He was 7 or so when my son was born, and they were best buds till the day he died a couple of years ago. Zach still misses him. =(elahon
    • her name was a slang french name that means small bear :)Bennn
    • That's tough Bennn.
      Sorry for your loss
    • RIP
      On s'attache à ces petites bêtes là...
    • Really sorry to hear it man, it's heart-breaking. I was absolutely distraught when we had to put our 19 year old cat down, I know how you're feeling right now.BuddhaHat
    • I hope it gets easier for you soon.BuddhaHat
    • Really sorry for your lose.mugwart
    • Sorry about that, I had to put down two of my kitties in the last year. It's tough.zarkonite
    • Sorry ben, you made a merciful choice. 17 years is a good run.sarahfailin
    • Instead of allowing a natural passing, when old cats are too fatigued and tired to feel any pain, you paid cash to have her killed. Then posted it. Sick FuckBustySaintClaire
    • Beautiful kitty. sorry, for the loss.
      Just lost my dog of 17 yrs as well in Feb. I still hear his barking at times.
    • RIP :(Squiddy
    • If nothing else, this place has compassion when it counts. Sorry about your kitty, Benn.stoplying
    • thank you all again!Bennn
    • like no other....RIP kitty!utopian
    • Sorry to hear. We had to do the same to our old fella on Christmas Eve a couple of years ago...was very hard.
      RIP buddy.
    • Sorry Benn. It's a horrible thing to go through but the right thing to do.MrT
    • Glad you did it at home. We took ours to the Vet...which I REALLY regret now. :(BusterBoy
    • T_Tpango
    • <3 so sorry benn. Hugs to you and your family. That look in her eyes breaks my heart. *hugs favorite kitty.sea_sea
    • My condolences Benn. 17 years is a good run, and she lived like no one. RIP.garbage
    • thanks allBennn
    • what was her name ?srhadden
    • post some silly pics of when she was younger also!srhadden
    • :-(
      so sorry.
    • <3bklyndroobeki
  • Ianbolton42

    I'm 42 today.

  • Moderator55

    To friend and foe:

    Be the change you want to see. This is the beauty of a community. If you see a community lacking in positive things, contribute those things. Be the harmony you desire.

    That is all.

  • jagara0

    I wonder what the average age of QBN members is. I've been here since the Newstoday days. Is there a steady stream of new members? There seems to be a steady stream of village idiots (RIP docpoz)...

    A/S/L ?


  • Melanie33

    I've been on QBN for 15 years. I've gone through ups and downs in my participation (I've been almost non-existent on here for the past 7 years since being a mum) but I love this place so much.

    That is all.

    • Participate more!eryx
    • Qbn mugs is a nice start... ;)OBBTKN
    • To the Proud Mums thread!Nairn
    • Nairn? Are you a proud mum? What are you trying to tell us?Continuity
    • :DBennn
    • 15 years? This is the first time I see a post from you.NBQ00
    • I think it's been about 16 years or so for me...and I agree with you Melanie... I still love this place too :)exador1
    • Hello :wave:dorfsman
    • https://img.buzzfeed…Maaku
    • For a moment I don't feel so alone.shellie
    • Same here, I dont post much, lots of lurking. Early 2000'sArmandoEstrada
    • we all come and go, it's hard not to. glad you're back. ;)sea_sea
    • 15 years of just watching over us. Working us out. Weeding out the arseholes. Your reign can now begin as you must be the chosen one, erm right?Ianbolton
    • 15 years.. ugh im here longer than you.. i used to love this place.. but lately [last 10 years] oi hahah wait did OSFA win again?? recount dammit!!e-pill
    • 17 years, just lingering and loitering once in a while. Outlasting them all.nuggler
    • ugh 17 yrs.. im still older than youze!!e-pill
    • i have more usernames than you have posts.. let alone broadcasts.. go back into hiding nuggler.. you hit outlasting anyone.. pfft!! -ee-pill
    • Hello. There is hope for QBNMrT
    • I was back recently after maybe 9 years, welcome back!grafician
    • Hi! Riskunlogic here, member since 2011!riskunlogic
    • Same here, except for the mum part. Welcome back!cherub
    • about 10. I go long stretches without posting, but always love to POTD and gif threads as a 2 minute distractionProjectile
    • it's not about how many postings you do on QBN. it's about the one posting at the right time! thank you melanie for the fulfilledprophecy!api
    • Hi MelanieGlitterati_Duane
    • People love this place. I feel the same. Enough to shared the same thought. It's oddly pleasant, never felt connected to a group like this. 15+ yrscanoe
    • 13 years here. I'm addicted for life.Krassy
    • QBN is a cultKrassy
    • <3ernexbcn
    • Ahhh. The notes - they get you right in the feels. :)Melanie
    • Hi, see you in another 7 years! :)futurefood
    • I've been here 17 years too. Welcome back.CyBrainX
    • Hi Melanie, where are you from? Introduce yourself somehow?! I’m Ian and I’ve been listening to everyone’s valid opinion for about the same timeIanbolton
    • If you can sum your 15 years in a tiny box like this that would be great!!Ianbolton
    • Cool story brocannonball1978
  • utopian11

    I'm going to hospital to say goodbye to mom before we pull plugs on her..this sucks!

    • fuck..... sorry man...pango
    • damn mansince1979
    • :( sorry, dude :(
    • fuck dude, that's rough. you know you can vent here if you need it...scarabin
    • man that sucks.. peace to you broautoflavour
    • woke up sad with a couple things right now and first thing i read is your post. this is ultra fucked. fuck. sorry to hear that man. stay strong utopian. hugs <3oey
    • hearts out to you and your family.omg
    • stay strong mateOBBTKN
    • sorry to hear.BusterBoy
    • Sorry to hear.Maaku
    • Man, really sorry to hear :(pinkfloyd
    • That's terrible news man. Stay strong the best you can.HijoDMaite
    • at least you get to say goodbye. good luck man.sarahfailin
    • So sorryMrT
    • no words dude...vent here whenever you feel like it.sureshot
    • So sorry to hear this :(
      Vent away on here.
    • I just watched her die in front of me, the heartache.utopian
    • Life is short...If you are fortunate enough to have a mom give her a hug and kiss for me.utopian
    • :(
      My dad had a massive stroke 6 years ago - UK had massive snow so roads were terrible - I got to hospital just in time so he squeezed my hand when nurse said
    • my name - we then watched him die slowly for 12 hours. Horrible. I feel your pain mate. You sounded like you were a great son though this last year from whatfadein11
    • you have said about it on here. It gets easier. Best wishes to you and your family.fadein11
    • It's good that you were present in the moment.cannonball1978
    • xdetritus
    • I've done this twice (father and brother). the definition of heart breaking and the worst...sending lovebabaganush
    • Shit. Sounds awful man. xIanbolton
    • Sorry to hear that. Its tough. Hope you are okDillinger
    • So sorry to hear. My thoughts are with your family.Gnash
    • Sorry to hear utopian. All the best.emphor
    • sorry for your family's loss utopianIRNlun6
    • really sorry to hear about your loss.mugwart
    • :( Sorry to hear, good luck and stay strong.Bennn
    • Oh man so sorry. I'm calling mom.monospaced
    • :( oh man...oey
    • Very sorry to hear that utopian!yuekit
    • :-(Krassy
    • ; _ ;i_monk
    • oh man, so sorry, Utopian. Stay strong. :-(chukkaphob
    • I'm so sorry to hear, good to see others share their stories. Stay strongmartinadolfsson
    • I don't know you, and I can't even imagine how you feel. But my thoughts are with you and your family.Longcopylover
    • Harsh, man. T_TDRIFTMONKEY
    • Feeling for you, man. Reaching out to my mom right now.aslip
    • fuck man, sorryjaylarson
    • damn....condolences utopianstoplying
    • My Deepest condolences, sorry to hear...Please stay strong.antimotion
    • shit man, condolences. please take care.bezoar
    • So sorry man. Stay strong.maquito
    • Oh wow, I'm so sorry for your loss utop :(
    • Sending my condolences my friend.robotron3k
    • Whoa, that's heavy man. Sorry for your loss.garbage
    • That's some heavy shit you're going through. Stay strong, fella!mort_
    • Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all of the love and support.utopian
    • dude, sorry to hear. keep your head up!dbloc
    • really sorry utopian. sending love. if there's anything i/we can do here in NYC... name it.bklyndroobeki
    • hope you're okay. sorry you're going through this.cbass99
    • damn, sorry to hear brother, i went through the same with my dad for about 15 years till he finally past 2 years agomoldero
    • So sorry to hear that utopian.lowimpakt
    • loosing a parent is tough, hope the support from your loved ones bring you peace during this difficult time. my deepest condolences to you...sted
    • Thoughts to the best QBN'er.meffid
    • Hope your hanging in there. I don't know where you are based but please let me know if you need a hand around London way.mugwart
    • fuck. sorry to hear, man. keep your head up.lvl_13
    • Very sorry to hear that utopian.Jetserf
    • Sorry for the losskgvs72
    • I know we're just a gaggle of shitheads, but we're your gaggle of shitheads. My condolences.garbage
  • HijoDMaite28

    sorry for the vague blog post last night. i consider you guys like a family of sorts so I will share. My father got out of prison last night after 31 years!!! (drug trafficking 1985 Mexico). it's the best day of my life! it's beyond words.

    • awesome!moldero
    • bad hombre? ;)monospaced
    • thats awesome.omg
    • Mierda, es un monton de tiempo. Que bueno, espero que lo disfruten :)Maaku
    • 31 years is a fuckload of timemoldero
    • dios miopinkfloyd
    • yea mono bad hombre, but that was a long time ago.HijoDMaite
    • Holy shit, that's awesome. Did you visit him throughout the years and keep a relationship going? How old were you when he went away?elahon
    • Christ! Hope the next few weeks, months and years go really well for you, man!detritus
    • Wow! That's a long time to be away... glad you got your Dad back, man :)PonyBoy
    • Yes have always visited him in mexico city. I was tenHijoDMaite
    • I wish you guys all the best with your transition.eryx
    • mono that wasnt a nice comment.sureshot
    • congrats! happy dayssureshot
    • fuck yeah!scarabin
    • amazing.lowimpakt
    • Take care man that sounds heavy and exciting at the same time. Sounds like you'll have a hellava holidays approaching.shellie
    • Joine me qbn drinks mexico city in a couple weeks and you'll het to meet him! We can raid his art! he is an oil on canvas painter. really good!HijoDMaite
    • @sureshot, I agree. When that asshole said it the other day it was worse. I was just joking.monospaced
    • @HijoDMaite What a story! Enjoy having your dad back in your life. Happy for you, man!Krassy
    • Please invite him to join QBN and have him post his artwork in the "Show some recent work" thread :DKrassy
    • Yes!! KRASSYHijoDMaite
    • How incredible! congrats on your new life with your dad! so awesome!!!!!chukkaphob
    • Super excited for you, man! Hope he transitions back smoothly, must be super weird and overwhelming for him too!!spl33nidoru
    • damn sonernexbcn
    • This is a very good new, I wish the best to you and your father. I'm honestly kind of shaken, have a great weekend mateGeorgesII
    • @monospace no worries dude. I missed your wink. ♥sureshot
    • The world has changed so much in 30 years. Everyone has computers in their back pockets that puts anything he knew to shame.shellie
    • i hope he enjoys the new world he's stepping into. That must be wild!shellie
    • He was telling me that he hadn't seen a dog in 30 years!! He is eating chinese food his favorite!HijoDMaite
    • This is better than a movie. If you have it in you, making a documentary or writing a book would be awesome. ....Unless it's too heavy to handle emotionally.Krassy
    • a doc would be awesomemoldero
    • wow, he has missed a lot of stuff that's been happening, like tech, internet and stuff, congrats! hope you guys have a good time from now on!feel
    • yeah, he's also missed out on all the epic QBN threads the past 15 years! time for him to catch up :)chukkaphob
    • Congrats, I can't even begin to imagine what that's like for him or you. Agree with others - great opportunity to document something monumental.mg33
    • Pretty mental, congrats manWhiteFace
    • Great News! No matter happens from now on, just being together should be a reason to be happy. Did he keep painting in the jail? I'd love to see some of his arBeeswax
    • 31 years? damnnnnsince1979
    • great news, hijo. all the best to your family.Gnash
    • Nice to start off the weekend with this.bezoar
    • Wow. Congrats on a new beginning for all of you bro. Suerte a tu jefe y no hay otra mas que aprovechar el nuevo presente. Consientan a su jefe.VectorMasked
    • amazing!inteliboy
    • Damn, I wish your father and your family well. Better times ahead.IRNlun6
    • 31 years for making peeps happy. incredibly sad. Hope his future is fun and rewarding. All the best.sothere
    • felicitaciones y buena suerte por tu padre y tu familia, ¡es un buen día!BuddhaHat
    • I'm happy for you:)utopian
    • Holy shit! That is one hell of a long time to be stuck. Wishing you and your father the best, man! Lots of new things to enjoy together.lvl_13
  • mg3340

    Had endoscopic sinus surgery a week ago. Septoplasty, turbinate reduction, and balloon sinuplasty on frontal and maxillary sinuses. Surgery was 90 minutes, no problems, and after a pretty annoying week recovering I'm slowly feeling back to normal. I could only handle taking Tramadol for a pain killer for a few days, it absolutely wiped me out along with an antibiotic. Since Friday I've had a constant headache across my forehead, eye sockets hurt, etc. but the worst pain has been walking outdoors in 30 degree weather. That has been brutal on the incision in my nose, and on my now expanded sinus pathways. Basically like snorting razor blades and dry ice. Feeling a lot better today, getting my energy back, taste is coming back, and I've used my Neti pot and sinus rinse very regularly, so most of the congestion is gone.

    The irony of surgery like this (to end chronic sinus issues) is that the recovery includes the worst aspects of the worst sinus cold you can imagine. Anyone else been through similar?

    P.S. If this post gets 25+ upvotes, I'll contribute photos of the behemoth bloodsnot monster I evacuated from my nose yesterday at work, to the NSFL thread. :D

    • upvotedpockets
    • Damn. Feel better, man.desmo
    • 25+ !! We can do this!pango
    • thats gross, upvoted!BabySnakes
    • 14 to go...oey
    • Upvoted, but I'm not going to check this thread mate, sorryOBBTKN
    • I had surgery to repair a deviated septum for chronic sinusitis when I was 16. That week after sucked, even in balmy San Diego weather. I had plastic splints..nocomply
    • in my nose and I was draining/hacking up bloody mucus. After that things were glories for a few months, then kinda back to normal.nocomply
    • I don't get sinus infections like I used to, but I need to do the neti pot thing daily and I still can't breathe through my nose worth shit.nocomply
    • Sinus problems suck. My doc just says I have "poor plumbing." Wishing you a speedy recovery with better results!nocomply
    • I avoid the NSFL thread like the plague. I've no desire to see a 'behemoth bloodsnot monster'. Yet, I'm somehow tempted to upvote this anyway.Continuity
    • Ah, fuck it. Have an upvote.Continuity
    • why the downvote? just upvote the fucking thing. you don't have to check NSFL. I know I won't ;-)oey
    • My mom just had the same procedure done about 2 weeks ago. Quilting until midnight apparently helps.garbage
    • stopped by the nsfl thread for the first time...and last.. thanks qbnpockets
    • Man you guys sure know how to cheer me up! NSFL WARNING…mg33
    • I was sniffing real savage like, and could feel it slither from my right side maxillary sinus into the back of my throat all in one gulp. It felt amazing.mg33
    • damn man, get well soon! that sounds like pure hell :(lvl_13
    • PS. don't want to see pics of that bloodsnot. post in NSFL thread if you decide to post. -signed all of QBNlvl_13
    • well shit. just read the last line of your post. post away my friend hahaha!lvl_13
    • I also survived septoplasty + turbinate reduction. I share your irony man, but worth it in the long run. Those followup appointments tho!brandonp
    • you lil bitchutopian
    • Mmm... Tramadol.. brings back memoriesfisheye
    • Wait until they pull those squid-like splints out of your nostrils in a week or so. I remember saying "THAT was in there?!"misterhow
    • That was nowhere need NSFL. Quite a nice boogie.Gucci
    • argh!!!! why did I click on the link...whyyy??? haha Feel better!GM278
    • I had a septoplasty about 7 years ago. I remember the pain. Not fun.set
    • nocomply, do you have digestive and/or stomach problems by any chance?set
    • @mg33 feel better soon!Krassy
    • Thanks guys! I got the splints out 48 hours later, fortunately.mg33
    • I was buzzing on my tits on the sofa on co-codomol for two weeksset
    • That Tramadol was too much, but thankfully it didn't make me nauseous. I'd just be sitting looking at my phone one second, and then nodding off the next.mg33
  • NBQ0049

    docpoz, you're turning into a spammer. Time for a pause?

  • SimonFFM35

    Tomorrow is my big day. For the first time, I have a press event. I am promoting my new coffee table book and rented a party space, all drinks are on me, I even have a catering.

    A television station and nation-wide newspaper are coming. Also, I made sure to have a balanced male-to-female relation of guests. Invited quite a few girls. Some of the models from my book are also flying in (from Rome, Paris, etc.).

    It is a total premiere for everyone out there. I am the only one who has seen the book, they haven't seen any of the photos yet.

    I am so super excited. Yesterday I was giving a 40 minutes interview in a talkshow on a youtube channel. Sounds weird for me, but this has much more impact than tv these days.

    Anyways, I will let you know how this went on Friday... Cheers!

    • best of luck :)Gnash
    • Congrats. I think many of us feel like we've been on this journey with you.Gucci
    • ^ I think you meant "many of us desperately wish we'd been on this journey with you." :Dmg33
    • Haha. Touché.Gucci
    • Dude sounds like you are crushing it! Congrats on the big release! Share the party photos with us here.nocomply
    • CONGRATS! Your art rocks and you put so much heart and soul into your photos I wish you all the best. You've earnt this!mugwart
    • Meat Lips and Beyond!utopian
    • Good luck Simon, make us proud and jealous!OBBTKN
    • nice one - hope it goes wellhans_glib
    • That must be awkward being a model and checking the book with random people... "wow! nice as., mean you look good you look good"Bennn
    • No link to YouTube?docpoz
    • No link to VIP invite?fooler
    • Good luck with the launch event! Sad the QBN massive didn't get an extended invite ;)microkorg
    • radimbecile
    • Good luck man!inv
    • Break a leg!cannonball1978
    • post pics. I want to see you in a smoking jackethotroddy
    • Congrats and good luck, Simon!Krassy
    • Congrats dude! Cheers!chukkaphob
    • Congrats._me_
    • Haha, thanks for all your lovely comments! I will try to look good. QBN is invited, drinks are on me. If you're in Frankfurt, come around, I'll let you in.SimonFFM
    • ^ you tell us on the very day ;-)mugwart
    • Good luck man!emphor
    • cheers simon!sea_sea
    • Hopefully fffffmdocpoz
    • Hopefully fffffmdocpoz
  • SimonFFM23

    Just turned 40 and totally disconnected from the internet for 4 full days. Had the best time in Barcelona. Cheers to everyone!

    • Happy Birthday, Simon!Krassy
    • Do you plan on disconnecting from the internet for 5 days when you turn 50?Krassy
    • I can only encourage everyone to turn their smartphone off and enjoy life. :-)SimonFFM
    • Happy Birthday, dude! Cheers to you!chukkaphob
    • Thank you!SimonFFM
    • HBD, mate!Continuity
    • happy birthday,, did you spent it surrounded by stunning naked women?autoflavour
    • Happy Birthday!Beeswax
    • you're funny, the stunning naked women are my work, I was there for leisure :-)SimonFFM
    • Happy Birthday, thanks for the years of great workmugwart
    • Alles Gute, auf die nächsten 40.Longcopylover
    • Looking good after 4 full days in Barcelona!Ianbolton
    • Prost! And Happy 40th!uan
    • Happy birthday geezer!set
    • Happy birthday mate, may strong erections and a constant flow of nice boobage keep you sane!GeorgesII
    • HBD SimonBennn
    • Three cheers to the man with the best mental wank bank on the planetset
    • Happy birthday Simon! It seems that enjoyed the celebration :))sted
    • Happy Bday mate!umbee54
    • HBD thx for all the photos!fyoucher1
    • Thanks everyone! True, I look ok, but really need to sober up again now :-)SimonFFM
    • Happy Birthday. Life has just begun!MrT
    • Happy 40th!…bezoar
    • Fuck've led a hard life. I'm almost 50 but look younger than you! :)BusterBoy
    • ^ lolfadein11
    • Happy Birthday Simon. I turned 40 at the start of the year - it aint all that bad. :)microkorg
    • hehe, guys, you're all funny. thank you. also for upvoting me. you make me smile!SimonFFM
    • Got these on my 30th and I'll gladly get them for you on your 40th! https://wahlapi.blob…PonyBoy
    • Hehe... Congrats on 40!PonyBoy
    • happy bday!Gnash
    • happy bday, take some pictures of pretty girls when you get a chance!!robotron3k
    • congrats bredrendocpoz
    • Happy birthday Simon!mg33
    • Simon, you are my friend's doppelganger! https://scontent.fsa…Krassy
    • ^ https://scontent.fsa…Krassy
    • Happy birthday Simon, if you ever want to switch places with me, give me a call...yurimon
    • needs more liquify tooldeathboy
    • welcome to the 40'sRamanisky2
    • happy birthdayernexbcn
    • Alles gute Simon!!OBBTKN
    • FFM is my favorite porn search term!DRIFTMONKEY
      HBD! :)
    • Happy Birthday, don't listen to any of the haters here.drake-von-drake
    • Please let me know if you need an assistant!oey
    • Not because of the ladies...seriously :)oey
    • HBD! Alles gute Simon!oey
    • Cheers S!sea_sea
    • ^ lol death... it's BieberFFM!PonyBoy
    • everyone deserves a glam shot on their 40thdeathboy
    • hehe, deathboy, thanks for styling me 'Las Vegas'... you've got great taste ;-)SimonFFM
    • OK, can we get this mug of the home page? Scares the crap out of me every time I go to now. Just have this face staring at me.BusterBoy
    • post something better Busterbaby.sted
    • I've got nothing! :)BusterBoy
    • OK, here you go.…BusterBoy
    • @deathboy dope! bravo!

  • Krassy35

    QBN feels and looks so good today, now that the political nonsense and constant trolling & bickering seem to have decreased significantly.

    Bravo, dudes & dudettes!


    • more design and creativity less bullshit and mediocrity.oey
    • Yes it's kept to the minimal.pango
    • i was hesitant to shove all politics into one box, but yes, it's working!sarahfailin
    • yup. noticed it too. Well done QBNsofakingback
    • true.yurimon
    • true.yurimon
    • truepango
    • trooyurimon
    • agreed!docpoz
    • i second that.yurimon
    • containment of the idiots has definitely helped.fadein11
    • it's like blocking r/the_donald and r/sandersforpresiden... from reddit ♫mekk
    • Agreed, it's a shame it came to that but I am liking the recent hands on mod approach and the results have been positiveterry_cloth
    • what terry_cloth said but better.oey
    • dont be so hard on yourself fadein.yurimon
    • dont be so hard on yourself fadein. give yourself credit for trying.yurimon
    • well done on even messing this thread up yuri... amazing.inteliboy
    • ^selective discrimination.yurimon
    • @yuri - contribute something useful to the site, just once and I may upgrade your status :)fadein11
    • now if yuri/ drake would just fuck off.kingsteven
    • i just did 3d printing thread.yurimon
    • its like someone opened a windowdrgs
    • ^ to evacuate months of un-aired fart smell from a hundred people.Continuity
    • I'll Upvote to thatdee-dubs
    • and still, the entirety of QBN somehow feels that you, drake, are the worst thing to happen when it comes to those threads.monospaced
    • ahem - politics in the wrong thread drekurimong - move along before a strike ;)fadein11
    • Your appreciation is appreciated.Moderator
    • excuse me, drake? you MUST have me confused with someone else... fact remains that everyone thinks you're the worst thing to happen to QBNmonospaced
    • Drake: You really should learn when to stop typing.Moderator
    • if you want to avoid that fact with some bullshit accusations, that only makes you look more butthurt than evermonospaced
    • Drake: Two strikes acquired in less than a week. At this rate your third should be earned within 48 hours, and we can say goodbye to you.Moderator
    • I like this new system!Continuity
    • me too, this is great. http://truthinmedia.…yurimon
    • @yuri, more like a "only shit here" areamonospaced
    • I love how the Politics thread is not on the front page. I used to post in there thinking, "I want to share this, but I feel bad cluttering up the front page"nb
    • Now I feel more free to post in the Politics thread without feeling like I'm an annoyance to the bulk of members (who probably hate it).nb
    • it's funny how when the moderator slaps drake-von-drake's wrist, drake logs off, then logs back in as yurimon and carries one as "someone else." Hahah!chukkaphob
    • Also, the Politics thread clearly states "Political discussion stays within this thread". So I don't feel like patting mods on the back.aiapaec
    • Hey @ORAZAL (aka @aiapaec), don't criticize our beloved moderator(s)! The last 3-4 days on QBN have been glorious!chukkaphob
    • I've let you gloat for a couple days. The honeymoon is over. Take a couple of steps back and make QBN great again.aiapaec
    • Hey! here is where everyone is!!sureshot
    • Shut the fuck up mate, drake you are a pain in the neck dude...just go somewhere far and die...valentim
  • pockets17

    I'm officially leaving qbn for good. thanks for the stickers ill sport them forever.. thanks for the fun.

    ps. fuck you set. sted, your my hero.


    • All right. Stop this nonsense.
      No need for anyone to leave.
    • Wha really?autoflavour
    • It's 'you're'. goddamntt
      A. You're being a baby...
      B. Stop it...
      C. Is for Cunt.
    • Three posts to say you're going to leave? It doesn't look like you're trying to avoid more drama.
      "You ain't gotta go away mad girl, just go away"
      - Lord Quas
    • shesamonster 1, pockets 0qoob
    • *you'reelahon
    • lol there's some pathetic moments on this site.inteliboy
    • Thanks for letting us know mate. Is there any way we can contact you if we really need to?Ianbolton
    • it's official!hans_glib
    • whaaaat pockets wait no, why, what's wrong?sted
    • What's with all this fucking Facebook shit lately? Is it the weather making people flip their wigs?face_melter
    • lost pockets
      got pockets exwife
    • New screen name? It's easy. Some people got a dozen.pango
    • lol what did I do? I even defended you in that shit storm of a note discussion haha. Godspeed, cunt.set
    • lost pockets
      got change
    • Same what he did to his wifedrgs
    • hah, didn't comment on that shitstorm but has no one to blame but himself.kingsteven
    • Although I don't do it myself, I understand the need for some to share their personal life on the web. But then you have to be ready to face the consequences.soundofreason
    • Oh for duck sake. stop this shit already.pango
    • Fuck you autocorrect!pango
    • heeeee'll be baaaackBennn
    • +1 qoob. This was not the reaction I'd expected, pockets.detritus
    • Bye pockets. You posted cool things. Good luck with the monster. Peace.maquito
    • You shaved your ass for that?docpoz
    • Stick around pockets, nobody cares about you guys' issues, and i mean that in the best possible way. It's just an excuse for qbn to be foolish.spl33nidoru
    • just keep contributing normally and it will be business as usualspl33nidoru
    • Godspeed pockets :)docpoz
    • What spl33 said. Or just grab a new username and hang aroundmicrokorg
    • yoohoo!im_not_pockets_honest
    • Hadocpoz
    • I love it when people post to let everyone know they won't be posting anymore.tgqt
    • So Pockets was M01XXX...docpoz
    • Every time something like this happens, pango seems to be in the thick of it. coincidence? I think not.Gnash
    • Lol @ "godspeed". You're having an awkward bitch fit on a website, not sailing around the fucking Horn of Africa. Chill out.garbage
    • Are you having a leaving do?microkorg
    • Ha. Garbagedocpoz
    • :(sea_sea
    • @pockets, we all know you're not leaving, so please let us know your new username when you re-register :)Krassy
    • Lame. Don't go dude.DRIFTMONKEY
    • Internet Fact #1: If you announce you're leaving an online group in any capacity, you will be flamed to within an inch of your life.CyBrainX
    • What I miss?dbloc
    • Pocket's doesn't want to be a suspect in a possible suicide investigation.hotroddy
    • I don't blame him. it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.hotroddy
    • pockets has an internet stalker.
      more than likely reading these messages
    • < yupsea_sea
    • why do I miss all the fun? what happenedernexbcn
    • What ernexcn said.
      Where did the drama take place?
    • Could have been worse:…shapesalad
    • Holy fuck. Some people have no sense of proportionality, do they?detritus
  • capn_ron30

    I am officially DEBT FREE as of this morning. Paid off $24k in 14 months using Dave Ramsey's baby steps. Last time i was debt free was 18 years old. I'm 41 now. Feels fucking great.

    • Fuck yeah, Congratulations, ron!detritus
    • Thanks detritus. it feels surreal right now.capn_ron
    • Are you going to call and do the scream?HijoDMaite
    • now, what about your folks?monospaced
    • I might see when the next available time is. I would love to though.capn_ron
    • mono, this whole journey to me was so that I can try to help my parents. I wasn't able to help them being in debt. I think it will speak loudly to them.capn_ron
    • my parents situation was a huge factor that started me on this debt free journey.capn_ron
    • awesome capn!GuyFawkes
    • congratsimbecile
    • fuck yeah .... about to try and do the same steps. Congrats dude -- that's one hell of an achievement in this day and agemugwart
    • thanks everyone. i would have never thought i'd be here. always thought debt was just normal to have.capn_ron
    • I'll have a look at this Dave Ramsey's thingy. Thanks for the infonbq
    • nbq, he bases his ideas on religion. I am not religious and it wasn't offensive or anything at all. just a warning.capn_ron
    • good on yad_gitale
    • capn_ron, are you mortgage free?Ramanisky2
    • Hey Ron my wife and I have seriously thought about going all in on this but with teenage daughters at home it’s seems impossible.HijoDMaite
    • I rent Ram. But the next step is to have 3-6 months living expenses in the bank and then save for a down payment on a home.capn_ron
    • I feel ya Hijo, making a budget is the key. makes you think about all your money and where it is going before you get it. you could totally do this.capn_ron
    • Noice!robotron3k
    • thanks robocapn_ron
    • That's a lot to pay off within 14 months, well done. Enjoy your new freedom!pinkfloyd
    • now go make some fucking mistakes ron!jaylarson
    • buy me a rolexpinkfloyd
    • AYE AYE CAPN! Now stay that way!stoplying
    • inspiring, congrats. I'm going to have to look into this. Kind of in the same spot you were.OP31
    • thanks again guys. I am going to stay debt free, and if there is ever a chance of debt it will be a home mortgage only. Time to work on being a millionaire.capn_ron
    • happy for you love. save that monies!sea_sea
    • Dave's on live in like... an hour... are you going to call Dave?!! Do you have a pirate accent? I sure hope so... (congrats btw- Amazing discipline!)PonyBoy
    • Nice one! Debt is a prison without walls.PhanLo
    • I just signed up on his site to do the scream. It says it takes 10-12 weeks for them to get back to you because they only do one an hour. Thanks y'allcapn_ron
    • Invest in Trump propertiesutopian
    • Capn_ron .. I have about $98,000 of debt left .. 18,000 on my new car and 80,000 on my Townhouse. I feel pretty good about that too. ;)Ramanisky2
    • Car was at $35,000 a year ago and townhouse was at $235,000 12 years ago.Ramanisky2
    • hell yeah Ram, you will pay that car off in another year and then you can hammer on the townhouse. can you imagine no mortgage payment??? Baller-tie!capn_ron
    • Indeed, that’s my goal for the next 2 years .. zero debt.Ramanisky2
    • I am 39 with zero debt. It feels awesome. Enjoy all that smooth skin without the hooks in it.cannonball1978
    • Well, technically, you're still in contract to pay your Country's national Debt to the private banking institutions.robthelad
    • super happy for you man! well done!
      my wife and I are 4.5 years away from paying off the mortgage!
    • exador1, its a great feeling to be so closeRamanisky2
  • Gardener34

    digging through some old pics from the 80's I came across this bugger

    hat made of Yak - check
    nice red & white top - check
    Himalayas - check
    combustible wild plant - check
    really thin from bad Nepalese diet - check
    STUPID moustache insisted on by then gf - checketty check

    • that's a qbn mug alright :)renderedred
    • Haha, that's greatFax_Benson
    • Version3??Nairn
    • i too, had to take a double look at waldo here... I'm positive we would be friendsimbecile
    • Jay Kay?pablo28
    • I thought it was your hairdrgs
    • Username checks outinv
    • Please don't bring Set into this discussion.utopian
    • This is most excellent!ideaist
    • I've always loved Jamiroquai.aslip
    • There is a sad story behind why I was here but there isn't enough room to post it in commentsGardener
    • Waldo?jaylarson
    • There's ample room below in a new post, Gardener...Nairn
    • @utopian:…Nairn
    • Red and white for Liverpool, right?stoplying
    • In the words of grandmothers across the country: "Well... he looks like a nice young man".shapesalad
    • I love this photo so much.mg33
    • this should be it's own kind of thread. QBN retro mugsGnash
  • bjladams28

    picked up the new old truck for fathers day and drove it the 150 mi or so back home, mostly through scenic hwy, country roads and farmland.

    • +1monospaced
    • had to refill the gas tank 3 times ;)monospaced
    • ahah - it's gets about 10 mi/gal, so made it one one full tank.bjladams
    • nice!Krassy
    • that looks awesome.yurimon
    • sweet!moldero
    • that's so americanmekk
    • ♪country road, take me home...♪_niko
    • @mekk - i live here now, might as well indulge in the good things when i can :-)bjladams
    • epic adventure! that's a great truck budkona
    • my first car was a '60s Ford, also 10mpgmonospaced
    • wasn't meant in a bad way :-) enjoy!mekk
    • now that .. is a badass truck.
      does it have a radio or an 8track ??
    • neither, but i don't need thembjladams
    • Killer man. I was trippin on that other pic with your boy and the dog in the front seat. Dog had a bunch if room to walk around, crazy big cabin.HijoDMaite
    • :-) the dog likes to ride, but she's not keen on 1st gear. my oldest son took that ride back w/me yesterday. the only thing to hint that we weren't lost backbjladams
    • ...back in time was his kindle.bjladams
    • NICE!
      This is my never ending project
    • ^ that's beautiful. i've somewhat wished this was a stepside, but not sure it would balance the cab/hood right.bjladams
    • yes !d_gitale
    • Used to have a similar one, modded the engine for extra power. I had to give it up because EVERYONE EVERYWHERE I went wanted to talk about the truck. WTF.zarkonite
    • Love those old Fords!section_014
    • epic truckmicrokorg
    • music?Ramanisky2
    • Allman Brothers and Johnny Cash blastingRamanisky2
    • wow thats a beautinstrmntl
    • @BonSeff http://bringatrailer…fooler
    • Can I borrow it to take some things to the dump?fooler
    • @Ramanisky - i'm deaf, no use for music any morebjladams
    • nice!feel
    • Well that suck bjadams.Ramanisky2
    • He can't hear you, Ram. You need to stare at him, touching his shoulder so he knows you're there and slowly enunciate. Sort of like he's borderline retarded.detritus
    • so nicefadein11
    • you can tell how much of thing of beauty that truck is when no one commented about your hot wife ;)_niko
    • aha, thx @niko. she's been great about pretending to like the truck.bjladams
    • check out those headlights!fooler
    • +docpoz
    • Reminds me of simpler times. Days with my grandfather, hot endless summers, trips to the beach, a long life still ahead of me..SteveJobs
    • You might just be my favorite QBN member, always posting the best stuff. :)sofakingback
    • Beautiful ride dude, livin' the life.BuddhaHat
    • I would upvote twice...and such a nice color.oey
    • cheers - it's been pretty great to drive around. the only real complaint is that I had it detailed and the guy put ArmorAll on the pedals :-/bjladams