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by R.A.B.
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

It was a remarkable & exhausting 3 days with pinball people, who luckily for me like to think and talk about other things than pinball occasionally. Traveling with Chris Silver on Saturday into the center of the universe, talking and coming up with 42 on the windsheild on my way back through Haw...
by R.A.B.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Turning 57 and thinking hell, why do I not feel that. I see we have something in common Robert. Gonna drop in on you early tomorrow morning Ted so we can compare notes on that 57 thing, and I don't mean the car in your avatar. (ok, ok it is not a '57, but still, I thought "car" and "...
by R.A.B.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Woke up in a warehouse full of pinballs this morning. It has been almost 5 years since I have done that. Something I have never ever ever done in my life is fix three different OXO's in one day. It happened yesterday without my even noticing it. After this unknowing feat, I exclaimed my surprise at ...
by R.A.B.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

The characters we write and sometimes talk about to others can only be a partial, and certainly always an incomplete representation of the person. I don't think that any of us, even the simplest of beings for that matter can be completely defined let alone understood beyond doubt. Well said. Hell, ...
by R.A.B.
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

The Road & the final Refuge.



"The French have a phrase for it. Those bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right." Raymond Chandler

"L'être humain est une passion inutile" Jean-Paul Sartre
by R.A.B.
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

One more comment about people in general, especially the interesting ones, the ones who hardly ever say a commonplace thing. The characters we write and sometimes talk about to others can only be a partial, and certainly always an incomplete representation of the person. I don't think that any of us...
by R.A.B.
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

PART 5 I wouldn't say I know Scott very well, but I do know him enough to know that wouldn't phase him. ;) Cait is correct, the Warlock is not phased by what goes on outside of his head, and I think he simply sees his environment as something to navigate, whatever it happens to be at the time. I wi...
by R.A.B.
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Note: if you are looking for the first three parts of this post, go to page 1 of this thread and read the second to last post on that page. You can also just jump in below. Come on in, the water is fine. PART 4 Later that Saturday afternoon (January 11th), the North Star crew made serious headway i...
by R.A.B.
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Bump - I am almost finish part 4 and 5 of the second to last post on page one. If you are following this thread, have a look again, lots of edits and additions have been made all over that page and it may be worth a reread when you have time to sit and read through. Feel free to comment, I would be ...
by R.A.B.
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1413
Views: 91088

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

Even though I FaceTime my family every night, I still blatantly lie to myself when I say that I do it all for them. I am my father's son. A father who still works like crazy at 74 years of age. We are stupid, stubborn Irishmen that don't know when to quit. But hopefully my brain will win the race a...
by R.A.B.
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Robert and Sparky and myself, (as well as many others) have all felt this pressure of late where the "larger requirements of work" tend to get in the road of our regular scheduled programming of life's important efforts. It has diminished our ability to "write things" or "g...
by R.A.B.
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Section Française
Topic: Vernissage" Clearcoat"
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Vernissage" Clearcoat"

Je me cherche une bonne âme qui sait s'y prendre en matière d'atomisation ou plus simplement qui connaît qq'un qui caresse le "gun à peinture" de façon admirable. C'est un métier... Donc amateur bien intentionné s'abstenir. A moins bien-sûr d'avoir de l'expérience derrière la cravate et d...
by R.A.B.
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

The writing routine that was beginning to take hold of this thread has been somewhat derailed by the non routine nature of some bigger work events of late. I don't worry about this too much because I know that given time, all things come around and find their own rhythm and direction that suits thei...
by R.A.B.
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Where can I buy a spring for my Metallica flipper? (locally)
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Where can I buy a spring for my Metallica flipper? (locally)

Hey Joblo- part number is 265-5035-00 and they are $ 1.95 each CAD + tx.

Rob
by R.A.B.
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Friday-Saturday-Sunday-10-11-12-2020 – 3 days of work and of little refuge. There is usually a plan looming over any work day, and I try hard to be the author of that plan. And when the day (& night) swerves from the plan, I will go along ; - insofar as I trust the energy that has intervened. N...
by R.A.B.
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

Saturday, January 4th, 2020 Wow, have we really made it this far ? Well jumping jesus, that is simply Great ! Must remember that there are always some losses via any advancement, that is just natural fact jack. I didn't make that up, it just is. Something is left behind in order to make room for so...
by R.A.B.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Section Française
Topic: lui y connait ça
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: lui y connait ça

Encore une fois, la chaine "Arcade Moi Ca" c'est surpasser avec un autre video. La 2ème visite d'André au North Star - Machines à Piastres un mardi soir vers la Halloween m'a permis de jaser avec lui un petit peu plus que la dernière fois qu'on c'est vu chez Alouette. Tu as du talent, du m...
by R.A.B.
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Plans for Flippin' the Decade
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Plans for Flippin' the Decade

Is pinball involved in your plans for bringing in the new decade which comes about tomorrow night ?
by R.A.B.
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

December 21st-2019 - Routine & Refuge The schedual for that Saturday was - 1) Line up check at North Star 9-11 or so with Lucien & Joanna 2) Lunch on the Main 12-12:30 with both apprentices 3) Lucien off to pick up a TOTAN in a home & move it to the shop for evaluation and eventual opera...
by R.A.B.
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Most annoying call out
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Most annoying call out

Oh my, in fact, most any pinball machine that talks annoys me. And when I get crazy enough to talk back they just keep repeating themselves, so......
by R.A.B.
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Trivia Time
Replies: 48
Views: 1280

Re: Trivia Time

cap wrote:Riddle. Which pinball is that?
bicycle.jpg


That's not a pinball Clement, it's a young woman on a bike.

Merry Christmas everyone, here is hoping for a good year ahead.

Rob
by R.A.B.
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Section Française
Topic: À tous les Amis de MAACA
Replies: 23
Views: 820

Re: À tous les Amis de MAACA

De bonnes fêtes à toi aussi André. ;) C'est un privilège de naviguer dans cette époque puritaine et "collets montés" car ça me réconforte tellement sur l'époque ou j'ai grandi avec des accès à une plus grande liberté. Sérieusement, cette époque est stérile et ne va nul part si un sein est...
by R.A.B.
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2019 – FOR REAL NOW. - WOE, WOE, WOE – WHERE ARE YOU ? So here is how it was. I had it in my mind to revisit St.Jacques street that Saturday morning before getting to the North Star. I felt a powerful need to take a picture or two of a building's entrance that meant a lot t...
by R.A.B.
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Section Française
Topic: À tous les Amis de MAACA
Replies: 23
Views: 820

Re: À tous les Amis de MAACA

My god.... je suis content d'avoir vécu ma jeunesse dans une société non-asceptisée. SVP Cachez ces fesses que je ne saurais voir. Ce n'est plus notre "world". Je le sais que je le répète souvent, pis le jeunes pense que je suis senile. :lol: Un jour ca sera leur tour d'être vu comme seni...
by R.A.B.
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3704

Re: ROUTINE ON THE ROAD – REFUGE BY THE RIVERSIDE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2019 It was warm for mid December and the sky was low over the water. The rain was coming down lightly when I left the refuge of the riverside to go deal with ….....pinball machines. 20191214_081443.jpg The schedual for this Saturday was as follows - 1) Line up check at Nor...

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