Hello from a L.A. transplant!

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by SameerUCLA, Dec 6, 2004.

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  1. SameerUCLA Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 5, 2002
    Greetings Chicago Force!

    I come to you from a line far, far away... all the way in Hollywood, CA.

    My name is Sameer, and I just moved to Chicago in July. Before then, I lived in sunny Southern California, where I was one of the founding members of LiningUp.net. We coordinated the Mann's Chinese Theatre line for Episode I and II, and we're working on the Episode III line as we speak. Actually, Matt (Darth Astuart) is out there right now - got to meet him when I was home for Thanksgiving!

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello and that I look forward to meeting you all some time soon. After going home and seeing all my LU.N friends, I realized how much I missed the 'SW geek' community... Matt has some great things to say about you all, and I'm excited about learning more about the group!

    Saw the posts about the party this weekend - unfortunately, I am working from 4 pm to midnight, but I might be able to play around with my shifts a bit to let me attend.

    take care, and MTFBWYA!

    - Sameer
  2. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2000
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    Come in, Mr Sameer

    We've been expecting you.

    Please wipe your feet, and ignore the ramblings of the one called "Jeff." He speaks lies.

    Lies, I tell you!

    -Le Penguin
    "Pronoun trouble."
  3. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 1999
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    "the 'SW geek' community"


    I love you too.
  4. darthgoat Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 6, 2001
    star 4
    Great another mouth to feed!

    Just kiddin.

    Welcome aboard!
  5. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Aug 16, 2002
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    Sameer, I'll save you a lot of time reading through posts out here: half of them are heavy sarcasm, the other half blatently untrue. Which category this falls into is up to you.
  6. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2002
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    hmmmm....

    is this a prisoner swap?

    We send Darth Astuart to LA and we get SameerUCLA in return?

    :D

    ....

    Welcome aboard....make yourself at home...
    and...
    don't let the current mild spell fool you...

    pack away the shorts and sunblock...

    and buy yourself that winter coat...

  7. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Nov 29, 2000
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    Star Wars geeks? I'm insulted. We're not geeks. All of us were very popular in highschool, listen to Dave Matthews and spend our expendable cash on expensive cars, not Star Wars figures.

    Bosh

    "We have no shrubberies here!"
  8. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 1999
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    Of course Bosh. In fact I'll be driving my pimped out '88 hatchback, stick shift Chevy Nova to the Christmas party along with half a dozen beautiful ladies.

    Oh yeah.
  9. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 25, 2000
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    well it's not like it's a '78 Chevette

    Welcome, Sameer.
  10. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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  11. RexGetz Jedi Knight

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    Jun 13, 2003
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    Welcome aboard Sameer. And get ready for a "WILD RIDE".

  12. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2002
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    well....

    I don't know about you guys...but my first car...which I still have....was a 64 GTO...421 cubes and tri-power....blow your doors off!

    I didn't turn geeky till I got older....

    so...that is another thing I can blame on "getting older"....

    :D

  13. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Apr 21, 2002
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    Wait... they had geeks back when you were starting to get "older", Gochi??? (Oh, she's gonna hurt me for that....)

    Welcome, Sameer! Don't mind the flying put-downs, it's all done with the utmost respect and admiration.
  14. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 29, 2000
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    HA! You scared him away. Way to go nerds.
  15. RexGetz Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
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    Yep, whatever Bosh said!
  16. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2002
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    Yes Thom....
    there have always been geeks...

    back in my day they were call "spaz"......

    but I wasn't "spaz" in my youth....

    believe it or not....30 years ago...I was actually considered not half bad looking...
    and few cared about that because I had one of the fastest cars running the Chicago streets back in the early 70's....
    ;)
  17. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2000
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    hey sameer! welcome to the boards!

    i see everyone's been raggin on you at every available opportunitiy. this is a sign that they LIKE YOU.

    heck, they treat me like garbage, and I still come back. luckily I know the truth about them.

    (i'm rubber, they're glue, whatever they say bounces off me and sticks to...them. crap. no rhyme.)
  18. SameerUCLA Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 5, 2002
    Don't worry, I haven't been scared away yet. Trust me, I spent the last two years with a bunch of folks who ripped on each other at every opportunity - I think I can take it. ;)

    Just been busy with work. 4-midnight shifts suck. So do midnight-8 am shifts. Actually, work bites in general! :)

    won't be able to make it on Sunday, unfortunately, so I'll have to meet all you all some other time. maybe 12/20?

    - Sameer
  19. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2002
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    Ok....spaz, nerds, and geeks...

    he came back..

    best behavior everyone...

  20. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2000
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    bosh, get your smelly feet OFF the coffee table!

    pengy, quit fighting with jeff!

    is this any way to act in front of new friends???
  21. RexGetz Jedi Knight

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  22. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

    Member Since:
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    Yeah, no doubt shut-up. When did your sense of humor turn so friggin' Jim Neighbors.

    Get your feet of the table...hee hee hee.

    Bosh

    "Well Gaw-aw-lee!"
  23. SameerUCLA Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 5, 2002
    best behavior everyone...


    why start now???
  24. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2002
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    sigh...

    kids...
    you buy them books...
    send them to school...

  25. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2000
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    i am funny in ways none of you will ever understand.
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