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Snow, meet Train

tcr! · Feb 7, 2015 at 7:30 am

Source: keamoose on facebook.

My dad was a Burlington Northern engineer for most of my childhood so with me being a kid and him doing that, we always had a little bond with trains. Trains in particular were one of the few things we talked about. I had more hats with the white and green BN than I can count and for many years I thought it was the number three with teeth.

burlington

Many a time I rode Amtrak while he was at the helm…

Anyways, he stayed pretty much around the mid-west but would sometimes talk about the locomotives out in Colorado, needing to plow through the winter snow.

When I was out in Oregon, before the Microsoft gig, Union Pacific advertised for a mass public hiring so I went to the gathering. There were maybe 50 people there and after they jerked us around for a couple of hours, they told us that they would only be hiring applicants with heavy machinery experience. Of course I just left.

Before I went though, I told my dad about it and he was pretty excited, probably for himself as much for me, and probably even more than when I told him about getting hired by Microsoft about six months later.

I didn’t need a job with the railroad anyway — long hours away from home and that whole industry wants to move to unmanned trains whether they say so or not.

Funny/not funny related news: the first month I was at Microsoft, this happened: Switching yard accident sends 17 cars rumbling through Portland.

#confessional #trains #videos #HeavyMachina

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 7, 2015 at 7:36 am

After watching the above video at work yesterday, I was trolling YouTube for similar and came across this guy filming his boss…

…nothing exciting really happens but the employee seems to be enjoying himself.

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Feb 6th, 2015 at 6:06:27 pm

tcr! · Feb 6, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Came in from the garage and Maggie is blasting some Frozen song.

And so it begins…

#random #maggie

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 7, 2015 at 11:02 am

picked up my guitar to blast away the clouds
somebody in the next room yelled you gotta turn that damn thing down!

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Feb 6th, 2015 at 4:15:23 pm

tcr! · Feb 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm

freedom as they say

#messaging #worknews #screenshots

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This dumb place

tcr! · Feb 6, 2015 at 2:15 pm

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience […] not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.

—Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

hulk let us go away from this dumb place

#advancedsoul #comics

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

It’s a familiar theme, especially with environmentalists ..

http://www.c3headlines.com/global-warming-quotes-climate-change-quotes.html

.. but also does well with individuals. I try to remember that I don’t always need a personal catastrophe to change course.

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Watch The Cat by Bahramji & Maneesh De Moor

tcr! · Feb 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

Peeps, here’s your video for today:

It’s early so it’s a nice and mellow. I <3 the thumping bass that pops in and out.

I do wish I could change the video thumbnail because it creeps me out.

#musicvideos #maneesh

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 6, 2015 at 11:50 pm

loved watch the cat

tcr! tcr! · Feb 7, 2015 at 6:48 am

Maneesh De Moor is prob my favorite from this genre..

http://www.mdmsound.com/MDMsound/Maneesh_de_Moor.html

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Feb 6th, 2015 at 8:31:38 am

tcr! · Feb 6, 2015 at 8:31 am

spiderman kissing upside down superman

#comics

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Feb 5th, 2015 at 9:04:59 pm

tcr! · Feb 5, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Always good to see the peeps at 8 pm.

The bad news is that the Twizzler Bites I bought beforehand are now almost frozen. I will still eat them though.

#random

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Poltergeist reboot coming this summer

tcr! · Feb 5, 2015 at 8:58 am

sneak peek poltergeist reboots for 2015 terror

Sneak peek: ‘Poltergeist’ reboots for 2015 terror

They’re back! An exclusive first look at ‘Poltergeist,’ rebooted for 2015 after the 1982 original rocked horror film. Madison Bowen (Kennedi Clements) reaches out to apparitions that have invaded her family’s home. ‘Poltergeist’ opens in 3-D on July 24.

Maybe I’m out of touch with remakes and reboots but it seems like there sure have been a lot lately. This one’s original was as much a part of my childhood as any.

#movies

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 6, 2015 at 1:26 am

i know what you mean about re-boots. some have been incredibly good: Star Trek, while others have not: et al.
the little girl will always be Heather O’Rourke though. that white blonde hair added to the Spooky Tooth appeal.

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 7, 2015 at 6:49 am

Ya, that hair.. It was almost like she was running on a full charge of lightning.

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Feb 4th, 2015 at 9:13:44 pm

tcr! · Feb 4, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Peeps, here’s an original jangle just for you…

Video file: thebe jangle - MP4

Don’t bust my chops if it sounds like something else. I was in a groove. :-D

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 6, 2015 at 4:02 am

there was a beautiful full moon last night or tonight. a very pretty cold night. stella wanted to go out in it.

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Feb 4th, 2015 at 6:21:58 pm

tcr! · Feb 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm

traders joes fearless flier feb 2015

Peeps, the Feb 2015 Trader Joe’s Fearless Flier — wherein you will find organic celery hearts and such.

#photos #traderjoes

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