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James Drury
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Attended Mohawk Valley Community College
Lives in Mohawk Valley, Scotia, New York, United States
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I remember a funny story. It was back in the mid 80's when I was in the Army. I got to my permanent party station in Ft. Lewis Wa. I and a couple of friends one of which was Brian Berscheid (I hope I spelled it right Brian) decided that we had too much free time on our hands, so one summer we went to get our PADI open water certification.
We generally would get together on Saturdays and go into the Puget Sound where the water is 48 degrees even on the hottest days.

The instructor would get us on the bottom in a circle, there were maybe 16 of us in the group. Brian was next to me and we were directly across from the instructor who was writing on a white board and showing it to all of the class and we signaled we understood.

I looked down and saw an orange 100 legged starfish slowly climbing up Brian's leg so I elbowed the guy to my left and signaled for him to look and we both were laughing about it. Water was seeping into my mask and going up my nose and I was having a hard time breathing because I couldn't maintain the seal on my mouthpiece. 

Slowly everyone in the circle was involved though pointing or just looking around and seeing what was going on. Eventually everyone was laughing and swallowing water, I could hear everyone laughing and trying to clear their masks. The instructor finally noticed and stopped and was looking at Brian. Which made him realize something was up. You have to realize we were wearing scuba suits made of neoprene and you wouldn't feel a 100 legged star climbing up your leg. 

Brian looked around and I don't know if everyone was holding their breath to see how he would react to a 3 foot wide orange 100 legged starfish halfway up his body, but he looked down, screamed, lost his air and shot to the surface! About 8 feet up the starfish dropped off and drifted slowly to the seabed (because it didn't want to go to the surface) and casually walked on. The instructor wrote on the board "Stay Here" and went up to get him so he wouldn't get the "Bends". 

We were all trying to calm down and stop laughing but it never happened that day. Brian came back down and we would get control till we looked at him again and someone would start laughing and we would all lose it. I must have swallowed a gallon of seawater and I was plenty sick from it but thinking about it always makes me laugh.
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I just watched "The People vs George Lucas" - I am not alone!
Some of that fan stuff was amazing! 
A short note to George: 
Please, Please, Please, Please... Kill off Jar Jar!
Pretty Please?
Thank you.
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Sorry about the rant, I'm sitting here with all the stuff I ordered for the New cell I bought sitting here and still no cell. I really don't want to put negativity out there... it just makes me mad to buy stuff and then have the seller sit on the item I purchased for 3 (business) days to mail it. 
I mean I can't even do anything about it, if I knew he did that and I put off paying him for 3 business days then he just waits 2 more business days to mail it again. WTF man, WTF!

Plus, I'm really starting to worry I'm going to find out that it is not a new cell. mmmm, man if I find out it isn't new.... I'm going to bend this fucker over with ebay!
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Justified season 2 Episode 13... Just the name means business...
Directed by Michael Dinner. With Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts. The bad blood between the Bennetts and the Crowders reaches its boiling point and results in bloodshed, and Loretta returns from Lexington to avenge her father's death.
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Thanks for letting me know the comments were off. I have fixed it, I was thinking no one cared about my posts.
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Hannah went to the Vet today for 3 shots, 2 in her shoulder and one in her butt. Now if I get anywhere near her she starts crying, I feel bad she is hurting but shots are necessary. 
She has a follow-up in 2 months and then she will be getting Spayed. She will probably bite me after that appointment.
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Oh and she is now 5.0 lbs.
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Last week I slipped while coming down from upstairs, I had to death grip the Bannister and the other wall with my left foot. I thought I was going to end up at the foot of the stairs with broken bones. Wouldn't have been so scary but I was carrying Hannah in my left hand as she can't go down stairs yet. It might be she is just afraid, I don't know. 
Anyway, I stopped my fall but hurt the area of my neck where I have the issues with my spinal cord... How do I know? Well, I have a new issue now, My right thumb now gives me electric shocking pain when I try to grip stuff with my arm extended. 
I don't remember having this pain since it got bad in 2010. I do have that issue with my left thumb but never with the right.
Getting old sucks.
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I've fixed the comments. You can write back on my writings now, I'm sorry, I didn't know. Forgive me.
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I don't know if you like Kung Fu or not... If you do like Kung Fu movies like Kung Fu Hustle, I just started watching a movie called Gallants. It has the Beast character the guy named Siu-Lung Leung in it from Hustle, It is another Kung Fu Comedy. You can see it on Netflix.
#KungFuHustle   #Gallants   #SiuLungLeung  
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it also has Jin Auyeung in it, does that name sound familiar? It should! He was in 2 fast 2 furious http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0322259/ and is a rap star!
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Been watching season 2 of Justified with the Wife, I think she might finally be hooked on it. She was so-so till about episode 12 of season 1, then she said it got better. I think she just didn't want to like it....
#Justified  
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No spoilers please we are up to season 2 episode 13
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Ever buy anything on eBay with expedited shipping and then after you pay promptly, you don't hear anything from the seller for like 4 days? 
Well I have and I'm getting tired of it. So now I'm calling all the BS sellers on it. Case in point;

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Dear stuff_4_phones,

Hi, I have submitted payment in full through PayPal for the: BRAND NEW VERIZON SAMSUNG SCH-U820 U820 REALITY RED GOOD VERIZON ESN
Item number: 301565936911, Thank you, Jim.

- jldrury3409
                   
BRAND NEW VERIZON SAMSUNG SCH-U820 U820 REALITY RED GOOD VERIZON ESN
BRAND NEW VERIZON SAMSUNG SCH-U820 U820 REALITY RED GOOD VERIZON ESN
Item Id: 301565936911
Order Id: 301565936911-1100841282020
End time: Mar-19-15 10:52:01 PDT
Buyer:
jldrury3409 (544)
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Member since Jul-30-03 in United States
Location: NY, United States
Listing Status: This message was sent while the listing was closed.
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His reply with my reply to his response;

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Dear stuff_4_phones,

Thanks for responding, I have not received a tracking # so I do not know if it was mailed or not. However this is the first communication I have received. So if you had sent me a message after the sale, in a timely manner, I would not have sent my second message.
Jim

- jldrury3409


From: stuff_4_phones
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Subject: Re: I have a question about using my item or I want to send the seller a message: jldrury3409 sent a message about BRAND NEW VERIZON SAMSUNG SCH-U820 U820 REALITY RED GOOD VERIZON ESN #301565936911
Sent Date: Mar-21-15 09:59:23 PDT

Dear jldrury3409,

Jim we ship all phones within 2 business days of payment just as stated in the ad. I believe we did that here did we not?

- stuff_4_phones


From: jldrury3409
To: stuff_4_phones
Subject: I have a question about using my item or I want to send the seller a message: jldrury3409 sent a message about BRAND NEW VERIZON SAMSUNG SCH-U820 U820 REALITY RED GOOD VERIZON ESN #301565936911
Sent Date: Mar-21-15 09:24:49 PDT

Dear stuff_4_phones,

Hi, it kind of defeats the purpose of Expedited shipping if you wait 3 days to ship the item, I paid immediately and I contacted you right away to let you know that I did. Please be courteous and communicate with someone who purchases from you and let them know if there will be a delay in shipping. Thanks for your time, Jim.

- jldrury3409
                   
BRAND NEW VERIZON SAMSUNG SCH-U820 U820 REALITY RED GOOD VERIZON ESN
BRAND NEW VERIZON SAMSUNG SCH-U820 U820 REALITY RED GOOD VERIZON ESN
Item Id: 301565936911
Order Id: 301565936911-1100841282020
End time: Mar-19-15 10:52:01 PDT
Buyer:
jldrury3409 (546)
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Member since Jul-30-03 in United States
Location: NY, United States
Listing Status: This message was sent while the listing was closed.
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I ordered an extended battery and extended back plus a 3 pack of screen guards and a body glove snap on 2 piece phone case from amazon plus a zagg invisible shield in case I don't like the screen protectors. All this stuff I ordered after I ordered the cell 2PM on Thursday last week. All the stuff except the cell have come in the mail today. The cell was picked up from the seller by the post office at noon pacific time today.
2 of the orders were from sellers in California like the cell phone seller is. Now I have to wait an additional 3 days for the cell to be delivered. That is not expedited shipping - Expedited shipping is getting the item in the mail quickly and using a method that gets it there fast.
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The Wifes Mother called and said she was sick, she was dizzy and throwing up, we went over and the sound and smell of her being sick started my Wife heaving... I had to run away because... 
Well, you ever see the Stephen King Movie Dreamcatcher? Well, replace the farting with Heaving and Puking and you get my point.
The Wife is still over there with her. It must be a huge mess right now.
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Don't know what happened, but MIL is better now.
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