Doctor Who Discussion Forum for Who North America customers
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog inThe Who North America Online Store

Share | 
 

 The Off-Topic Thread

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
AuthorMessage
bret_owen99
RANK: Time Lord Council Guard


Number of posts : 2106
Age : 40
Registration date : 2008-04-04

PostSubject: The Off-Topic Thread   Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:38 pm

welcome back aj.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9510
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:14 am

I went to Hurricane Who in Orlando Sunday and me a couple of Colins!
I got my photo opp with Colin Baker. He greeted me and said "You are a fine dressed man!" and I replied that I could not afford to get his coat. He laughed and said "Neither could I".



I also got Colin Spaull's autograph. It was great to meet him, an actor who has been in both classic and new Who.



I also walked into the main hall, and just happened to stand next to Daphene Ashbrook. She turned to me with a huge smile and said: "Wow, you look spiffy!"
And she is just as beautiful as she was. And she just loves being around the fans. Wish I had done a photo opp with her too!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:51 pm

"All praise to the Great One!"

Barry Letts was a true visionary!

http://news.sky.com/story/1163467/deadly-spiders-found-in-supermarket-bananas
Back to top Go down
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9510
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:20 pm

WW wrote:
"All praise to the Great One!"

Barry Letts was a true visionary!

http://news.sky.com/story/1163467/deadly-spiders-found-in-supermarket-bananas
He was a visionary.....but this creeps me out! I hate spiders!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
AJinHarlan
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 219
Age : 32
Registration date : 2013-02-19

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:00 am

I found a Space Shuttle Operator's Manual at Half Price Books.

Of course I bought it.

It rocks. Very Happy
~
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9510
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:29 am

AJinHarlan wrote:
I found a Space Shuttle Operator's Manual at Half Price Books.

Of course I bought it.

It rocks. Very Happy
~
I love that book!! I have worn out two copies!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
AJinHarlan
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 219
Age : 32
Registration date : 2013-02-19

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:49 am

Ronpur wrote:
AJinHarlan wrote:
I found a Space Shuttle Operator's Manual at Half Price Books.

Of course I bought it.

It rocks. Very Happy
~
I love that book!!  I have worn out two copies!
Do you have the revised edition?

I have the first one but I'm not sure if I should pick up the second one. If it's just the same information I won't.

I'm currently studying the flight deck consoles because I want to write stories about the space shuttle. That book is one of the most amazing books out there!
~
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9510
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:20 am

AJinHarlan wrote:
Ronpur wrote:
AJinHarlan wrote:
I found a Space Shuttle Operator's Manual at Half Price Books.

Of course I bought it.

It rocks. Very Happy
~
I love that book!!  I have worn out two copies!
Do you have the revised edition?

I have the first one but I'm not sure if I should pick up the second one.  If it's just the same information I won't.

I'm currently studying the flight deck consoles because I want to write stories about the space shuttle.  That book is one of the most amazing books out there!
~
I have the original.  There wasn't much difference with the revised edition.  I think it may have been post Challenger. Also, The Mars One Crew Manual is amazing as well, Same type of book.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
AJinHarlan
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 219
Age : 32
Registration date : 2013-02-19

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:58 pm

Ronpur wrote:
AJinHarlan wrote:
Ronpur wrote:
AJinHarlan wrote:
I found a Space Shuttle Operator's Manual at Half Price Books.

Of course I bought it.

It rocks. Very Happy
~
I love that book!!  I have worn out two copies!
Do you have the revised edition?

I have the first one but I'm not sure if I should pick up the second one.  If it's just the same information I won't.

I'm currently studying the flight deck consoles because I want to write stories about the space shuttle.  That book is one of the most amazing books out there!
~
I have the original.  There wasn't much difference with the revised edition.  I think it may have been post Challenger.  Also, The Mars One Crew Manual is amazing as well, Same type of book.
I'm sure the Mars One Crew Manual is amazing but it's not what I am going for with these stories. I really can't wait to go back to the Museum of Flight and go back to the Space Shuttle exhibit! Of course, I bet the simulator (which is one of the actual ones) is going to be far more advanced than the flight deck that I am studying, so it should be really interesting. At least my stories will be accurate!

Thanks for letting me know about the revised edition!

Though, I am thinking about getting it just to make sure that I have at least one good copy of the manual as I know I'll be reading it soooooo much!
~
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9510
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:38 pm

I wish it had been updated in the 90s or even after 2000. The shuttles had a lot of improvements after even the revised edition was written. The flight deck is a lot more advanced, it is a glass cockpit at the end.

I forgot the simulator went up to Seattle. I think you actually get inside it. You should be just as excited to see it as I was Atlantis!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
AJinHarlan
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 219
Age : 32
Registration date : 2013-02-19

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:48 pm

Ronpur wrote:
I wish it had been updated in the 90s or even after 2000.  The shuttles had a lot of improvements after even the revised edition was written.  The flight deck is a lot more advanced, it is a glass cockpit at the end.  

I forgot the simulator went up to Seattle.  I think you actually get inside it.  You should be just as excited to see it as I was Atlantis!
Yup, you can go up into it and actually work the flight deck for an additional $20. You can do a walk through of the orbiter for free though, or at least, I think that's how it goes. It's not nearly as impressive as I thought it would be seeing that it's missing its wings. :/

Ahhhh a revised edition from after 2000 would have been AWESOME!!!

I really can't wait to start flying next spring. Hehehe it's going to be an awesome year!
~
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Just Scott
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1234
Registration date : 2012-01-11

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:45 am

Bumping this before it goes bye bye!

Getting settled into the festive spirit slowly here at Just Scott HQ. As we really cannot be that bothered with a tree this year, we decided to go minimal.



Will decorate the dining room nearer the time & I'll post a pic then.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9510
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:12 am

Well, looks like my account was hacked. 2 charges for $9.84 from two websites:

CWEBCS.COM
EETSAC.COM

Both in the UK. Googling shows many others getting hit with these two sites. Call your bank....not them. It seams they ask for all types of info to confirm your account that they need for identity theft.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
jaredofmo
RANK: Time Lord President Elect


Number of posts : 6854
Age : 30
Registration date : 2010-05-22

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:47 pm

I rarely shop at Target, but I did recently. I guess losing my wallet, getting my card replaced, then finding out that a kind, honest soul found my wallet and eventually got to back to me turned out to be a good thing...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
jaredofmo
RANK: Time Lord President Elect


Number of posts : 6854
Age : 30
Registration date : 2010-05-22

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:27 pm



My sister sent my parents this...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Scary
RANK: Time Lord President


Number of posts : 7476
Age : 19
Registration date : 2010-11-12

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:56 pm

That is awesome! What a great way to announce the news! I bet your parents were thrilled! Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Who North America
RANK: White Guardian


Number of posts : 5642
Registration date : 2007-02-01

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:42 am

That is indeed an excellent way to make the announcement. Congratulations to your sister and her husband on the pending arrival.

Jany
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://whona.realtvboard.com
Scary
RANK: Time Lord President


Number of posts : 7476
Age : 19
Registration date : 2010-11-12

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:46 pm

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9510
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:04 am

What?  What? That is awesome!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Cruel Angel
RANK: Time Lord Chancellor


Number of posts : 5896
Age : 45
Registration date : 2009-07-27

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:45 pm

Got a call at work today from someone whose first name was Romana.

Did a serious double take on that. Told her I loved the name. She said thanks, but that was it. Guess she might not know of the potential DW reference.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Just Scott
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1234
Registration date : 2012-01-11

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:53 pm

Bumping before it drops!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
The 2nd Doctor Roberts
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1163
Registration date : 2009-07-21

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:26 pm

Hmm...I'll  do my part...

OMG what was Katy Perry wearing at that Beatles atrocity Sunday night? Shocked
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Invisible Supreme
RANK: Time Lord Council Guard


Number of posts : 2144
Registration date : 2010-03-16

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:01 pm

I think this thread deserves a sticky.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
SeaDevil
RANK: Keeper of Traken


Number of posts : 5982
Age : 50
Registration date : 2009-08-11

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:04 pm

This is my 5,000th post!  Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile Online
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9510
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:12 pm

SeaDevil wrote:
This is my 5,000th post!  Smile

Took ya long enough!! LOL
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: The Off-Topic Thread   Today at 1:57 pm

Back to top Go down
 
The Off-Topic Thread
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 7Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Who North America Forum :: Life, the Universe and Everything :: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else you want to talk about...-
Jump to: