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by WARLOCK
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1334
Views: 81188

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Shane, great to hear. Congrats bro. Talk soon.
RAB, Thanks for the prod... as usual my friend.
More news and updates from Pinburgh very soon.
Large Canadian contingent once again. More soon.

Cheers, Salut.
Social.
by WARLOCK
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1334
Views: 81188

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Many more days.
Much more work.
Uncertain what to say.
Perhaps clarity one day.
by WARLOCK
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 4843
Views: 233538

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Fixed a couple of minor issues on pins at The Pint.
Fixed a couple of pins at Bluffs including Cleopatra EM.

Getting ready for August "maintenance month" for 50+ machines.
by WARLOCK
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1334
Views: 81188

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Here here...
And it was the pilot...
by WARLOCK
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Pinball Machines for Sale / Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: For Trade: Eight Ball Champ
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: For Trade: Eight Ball Champ

Damn... this is one that has eluded me for years. GREAT game. Someone will be happy, as I have nothing to trade. If you like a classic game with a lot of shots to aim for, more strategic play, this is a great one!! Stage 5B. All except for NIB crap. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4742&p=40349&hili...
by WARLOCK
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1334
Views: 81188

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

The perspective of curiosity over judgement... Positive empathy rather than negative thought or words.. Language is powerful, and I (we) should choose our words carefully.. I will be doing just that in the future; with much more pondering, to keep it cool... To become: Free from.. And.. Free for.. W...
by WARLOCK
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: OPGS Games List
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: OPGS Games List

Chris Silver wrote:I will be bringing something. It will be whatever is in my garage still at that point. I will try to bring Punk.


I believe I am guilty of still having some of my games in Chris's garage. Silver and I will discuss and I will see what games I can bring to the show...
by WARLOCK
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1334
Views: 81188

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

The world is in flux.
Just like the weather.

We must adjust.
And we will do that.
by WARLOCK
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 Ottawa Pinball Show
Replies: 35
Views: 1389

Re: 2019 Ottawa Pinball Show

Sounds great. I have done my best to leave that weekend open to attend.
Looking forward to it.
by WARLOCK
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Happy birthday Chris Silver
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Happy birthday Chris Silver

Happy Birthday bro.
Have a great one.
by WARLOCK
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 7334

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

This was a very well run and relaxed event which I enjoyed. Thanks to Chris for running a great event and for all the great hospitality. Thanks to everyone who helped out, brought games and parts and participated. Thanks to Michel from Player 1 for bringing us Black Knight - Sword of Rage to play. T...
by WARLOCK
Fri May 31, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 7334

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

See you all in the morning. Deliveries are all loaded and ready. North Star business to return Wiggler to Robert. Ottawa run to see several people scheduled for Sunday. And, a couple is buying their first pin that I will be bringing them. All seems to be as it should other than the excessive hour th...
by WARLOCK
Fri May 31, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Bluffs Pinball League
Topic: Black Knight - Sword of Rage Launch tournament - Hawkesbury June 1 - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Black Knight - Sword of Rage Launch tournament - Hawkesbury June 1 - 2019

Thanks everyone. Cait will be around to help and Mike Murphelman will be around as well to assist and stream this event. I will be around and aiming for 9am arrival. People can play pins at 10am. Qualifying at 12pm. End Qualifying around 5pm or 6pm. Finals after that once we have a dinner break. Don...
by WARLOCK
Thu May 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 7334

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

Boo-yah! We owe Sparky big time. Thank you bro.
Looking forward to it all Chris. See you late Friday night.
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 7334

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

I could, but would require a triumvirate of approvals...
RAB, Sparky and Silver...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

Let's see the edit bro. Done. "Look up, waaay up, and I'll call Rusty." Opening quote from the Friendly Giant. Then the (un)friendly giant actor was rumoured to say off camera - "Jerome the Giraffe, take Rusty down and away to Kentucky Fried Chicken." Rusty was a rooster, see an...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

cap wrote:Francis, are you saying she will not let you add to your collection, or she will not let you trade anything?


Back to the program...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

I will limit it by transcribing a conversation between my mother and my wife when Marie complained that I did too much pinball. Mom: "Is he getting drunk every night?" Wife: "No, he barely drinks at all." M: "Is he fucking around?" W: "No." M: "Are the b...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

EVH wrote:Maybe I am alone here but I have never asked permission. I just say I am going to pick up a game tomorrow and that is it. I did this from day #1 and it has never been an issue. I guess I have a very understanding wife.


Here, Here...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

On the other hand, if anyone is buying pins left-right-and center with a massive line-of-credit then ... well just try not to. Let her see your happiness (might take time so be patient). Good luck. Those two lines capture it for me. First, the hobby is largely expense-neutral, since over time I hav...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

I was wondering if anyone would answer Francis on how to work out a deal with his wife vis à vis his pinball machine passion. I quietly thought to myself that I would write something funny if no one dared reply. Some of your wives I am sure read, or have read this forum so this can be a well visite...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

We discuss any large purchase together, so I tell her about the pins I want to buy and she has to agree. I convinced her I would not lose money and we could always resell them quickly if in a pinch. I bought a few pins that were cheaper but needed work. She sees the original price tag but not the i...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

Not sure there is any one answer here. It really does depend on your wife. My secret was to allow my wife to see how happy "the hobby" made me. This wasn't an orchestrated plan it just organically evolved over the years. I didn't own a single pin when we got together. My first pin purchas...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

I hear a lot of people asking this question and it always bothers me so here's how we deal with money in our couple : Everything that requires monthly payments and is shared (house, food, internet, etc. ) is based on a percentage of our yearly salary. (e.g. I earn 100k, she earns 50k, therefore I p...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Dealing with the wife

Francis, you need a budget ! Can't talk for others but I do have a hobby budget myself. Keeping x amount on every pay check and putting it in a separate account. It's not only for pinball, it is more a 'useless toys' budget :mrgreen: Bought an Apple watch and a gaming pc with it last year and I've ...

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