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Discussion in 'Bloomington, IN' started by MusicTrooper, Oct 9, 2005.

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  1. tainted_crimson Jedi Knight

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    Sep 9, 2006
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    I've got four years left of being in Bloomington. I'll go to one when it's not the weekend of Thunder. Thunder is THE thing in my part of "Kentuckiana", kicks off all the Derby festivities and it just kind of gets stamped into your system after years and years of going and experiencing the Derby frenzy.
  2. HoosierTrooper Force Ghost

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    Aug 1, 2006
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    Little 5 was thunder weekend last year too... my Uncle invited me down to Louisville, but I had to decline. :(

    Little5 > Thunder
    ... thats math. ;) :p
  3. tainted_crimson Jedi Knight

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    I would take pretty fireworks and an air show over people riding bikes any day.
  4. HoosierTrooper Force Ghost

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    Aug 1, 2006
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    If I fire up a few sparklers could I convince you to stay? :p :D


    It was worth a try... ;)
  5. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    ok, let me try this again:)

    At this time, it looks like I will be in Bloomington, 4-28-07,
    for Wednesday night only


    Ed
  6. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    HoosierTrooper,

    Check your messages for a pm from me today:)
  7. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    well, it looks like no one has been "up to",
    anything much lately,

    Very much hope no one caught my cold from the last meeting.

    I was ....on my gosh.....sick that weekend.

    I also came to visit IU, and watch the Little 500,
    but had to cancel all of my activities on this subjec.

    But, I did manage to make a Replica Prop Forum event north of INDY
    in AVON. Only for the serious prop builders and collectors.

    also, some of you may have heard that I was going to
    try to participate in a film-shoot at fermi-lab in Bativia IL.

    well, I did manage to make this...thank goodness, I was feeling a
    little better.

    However, I did not know that what they really needed,
    were StormTroopers, who could do "stunt work", and fall down
    in their armor, and ....not break their armor.....or their necks!

    It is quite a sight to see about 10 StormTroopers strewn about,
    down on the ground!

    The film has a working title of, Forgotten Realm

    hope to get more about this to you as time goes on:)

    ok, May is a busy month and my next trip down around
    by you is June 17 to 22

    Ed
  8. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    sorry to be late with this.....but, maybe someone here saw this and can comment?

    Ed


    Lucas on Conan tonite w/ ILM tour

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Just a heads-up, George Lucas is supposed to be on Conan O'Brien tonight with a tour of the ILM Archives.

    Conan is in San Fransico all this week and was on Jay Leno last Friday.

    He said on The Tonight Show on Friday they had gone to the new ILM facility with a camera crew and shot some stuff.

    Conan said they got to see all the cool costumes, models, and props, and he even got to play with an Indy bullwhip.

    In fact, he said, he was cracking it back and fourth and hit a rare OT model and it fell off the display table and broke.....and it's all on camera.

    Look for it tonight, check your local listings.


    .........................

    Perhaps there will be re-runs!!!!!!!!!!
  9. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    ok, hopefully, this is a linke to some video on my be-lated post above:)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2bhsv82HRA&NR=1
  10. greedofan Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 13, 2004
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    The segment was hilarious!
  11. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    I have been up to watching this,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ehLDVoujI


    and this should be a link to a small TV bit,

    wonder who that tallest StormTrooper is?

    http://video.wgntv.com/global/video/popup/pop_player.asp?clipid1=1465332&at1=News&vt1=v&h1=Star+Wars+Game+Show&d1=193233&redirUrl=http://www.wgntv.com&activePane=info&LaunchPageAdTag=homepage&playerVersion=1&hostPageUrl=http%3A//video.wgntv.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp%3Fclipid1%3D1465332%26at1%3DNews%26vt1%3Dv%26h1%3DStar+Wars+Game+Show%26d1%3D193233%26redirUrl%3Dhttp%3A//www.wgntv.com%26activePane%3Dinfo%26LaunchPageAdTag%3Dhomepage&rnd=59220630
  12. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    Was hanging out with Cole in INDY, on the 16-th
    at another Star Wars fan club meeting involving armor.

    and am now at the UNION at I.U. in Bloomington as I type this,

    will be here another 4 days then back to Chicagoland
  13. echo-3 Former RSA

    Chapter Rep
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    Dang Ed, I have Tuesday off work , but Its Sam's Birthday an I have a hole day of stuff to do with him , We could hook up for lunch. Im just not sure when we will do lunch. Do you have a cell phone?
    maybe you can call me ( # is in my email sig) and if you dont mind eating with us , maybe we can do lunch ?
    Eric
  14. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    well,I think lunch would be just fantastic:)

    So, Let's give it a try. At the very least, we can have some fun trying to do this:)

    I am at I.U. for a week of educational presentations in a class-like structure called
    Mini University....so....I kinda have a set schedule....but, I want to be flexible.
    so

    Here are times I can do.......11:00 to 1-pm for sure, or, that is the time I have
    no classes scheduled. Thus, I would still need time from 11-am to get to where ever lunch
    may be....and then would like to be back at 1-pm for my next class, but this is where I
    get a little more flexible.

    Sorry, but I do not have a CELL PHONE,
    but,
    I do have your cell phone number and can call you from my room at the Union Hotel.

    will try to phone you tomorrow around 8:45 am,
    If this fails, will try again a little after 11-am

    and that's what I'm up to.

    Ed
  15. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    another FANTASTIC time with the Hoosier Alliance:)

    The HA is just the best-est!

    A whole lot of fun to get together with Eric, Sam and Sara,

    even if only for lunch and just a little while.

    A nice time to hear some of the C4 stories first hand and
    share ideas on where the Hoosier Alliance may be headed next,
    and......I believe, that where ever that is......
    that the HA will always have a positive outlook for
    their future and I am gratefull for the opportunity to contribute
    and be a part of it all. No one can be everywhere and do everything,
    but it is sure fun to try and this time we made it happen.

    Thanks again,

    Ed


    ps......HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM!
  16. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Good seeing you again too Ed. Must let us know when you'll be down on a Saturday night so we can do a movie night.
  17. greedofan Jedi Knight

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    Mar 13, 2004
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    It was great seeing you Ed! I'm glad I happened to have today off! [:D]
  18. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    well, have made it back to chicagoland,

    had a blast in Bloomington and on the IU campus,

    did not run into Cole during the week....wonder
    what he was up to, but did come accrose a trooper
    friend of ours, Bart, in the IU book store, which I
    learned is being turned into a B&N or a Borders,
    I can not remember which.....but there is a lot of
    stuff at 50 and 75 per cent off.

    Next scheduled (yea, like I have a schedule)

    I mean the next time I hope to be there is
    homecomming weekend in the fall.....but ya just never know:)
  19. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    In other news,

    I am currently trying to buy a new camera,

    ok, so it has been a while.

    Already I am in trouble and am returning my first choice.

    It was costly,

    Yes, it had a 3-inch LCD on it to view your picture once taken,
    BUT
    I really wanted a camera with an LCD that you could use as
    a ViewFinder and also a monitor.

    ok, back to the store I go today.....geesshhh....
  20. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    Well, I can see in my last post I talked of a camera,
    which the new one worked pretty well for the
    Endor Forrest Moon hike.

    In other news, I will be at the Museum of Science and Industry,
    support STAR WARS again this Sunday 4 to 8 pm.

    The part about this event that gets me, is something that
    Cole the R2 maker might be interested in

    because of his interest in

    [image=http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m164/TK9063/scratchbanner.gif]

    or building R2 units.

    Not since C2 or C3, will there be so many,
    I am being told that 3 or 4 could be there.

    oh, also, Cole....got your pm a-ok:)


    Hope to have forrest moon hike photos of note posted soon
  21. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    Just realized, I have yet to post any of the HIKE photo-s I have.

    That CD is at home, but I will put it into my case and try to
    get one or two into my photobucket to post on the hike thread.

    but for now,
    here is a photo from the Star Wars exhibit/event.
    up here in Chicago

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/TK__3PO__QUEEN.jpg]


    It will be here until January 8-th before going to the TWIN CITIES,
    and over seas I think.
  22. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    ok, just shoot me....failed to post "hike photos"

    and yes, I am still looking for that caving book about Indiana,

    and yes, I am really not happy I have not found it...it is driving me nuts!


    BUT


    This is also a post as to......my next visit:)


    Can now confirm, that I will be in Bloomington for
    The Little 500 weekend.

    That is,

    April 9, 10, 11, 12, for sure:)


    just a heads up.

    also have plans for May, but more on those later,


    now.......back to tearing my house apart looking for stuff[face_thinking]
  23. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Maybe we can try for a April 12th meeting of the HA so you can attend Ed.
  24. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    Except for Race times,

    and
    for maybe an event on 4-9-08,

    I plan on being available for most anything,

    except actually caving (sorry guys, maybe in May when I am planning to visit again)

    my time is flexable other wise.


    In May, I am planning on the Book Signing, and then
    will be visiting IU and the Bloomington area the weekend following
    the book signing.


    and then in June,
    I will be down there again for a week,
    but the exact times are too far in the future at this time,


    and then in Aug.......ok, just messing with ya on this,

    there are no plans after June at this time:)

  25. Jedi_Narf Jedi Master

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    Jul 17, 2006
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    I think it would be great to see Ed, but let me process this completely first though. You want to have a HA meeting. Downtown. On Kirkwood. On Little 500 weekend. One of the busiest weekends in the year for Bloomington, and in one of the busiest sections of town. And, we will want to go out for dinner afterwards. On one of the busiest nights for restaurants/bars of the year. And since we won't know how many people are going to want to go to dinner, we can't make a reservation anywhere until that night.

    I'm not trying to be rude here, but to borrow a phrase from Ultraviolet, are you mental? My general rule for Little 500 weekend has always been stay as far, far, far away from it as possible. I know we had our meeting last year on Little 500 weekend, but that at least was at Avalon on the far side of town. This meeting will theoretically be at the Game Preserve, smack in the middle of downtown.

    I think if some of us want to get together with Ed and hang out (either at someone's house or at a restaurant), that would be great, but perhaps the official meeting should be on one of the other weekends so we don't have to hold it on one of the busiest nights of the year in Bloomington. Just my thoughts. :)
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