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BadlandsVikings
04-20-2008, 02:01 PM
PP.O name: PacNWVike
Real name: Mark
Age: 52 years young
Current City: West Richland, Washington
Hometown: Albert Lea, Minnesota
Occupation: Senior Counterintelli gence Officer/Program Manager, US Department of Energy, Richland Regional Office <whew! That's a mouthful!>


1) How did you choose your screen name?
I live in the Pacific Northwest "PacNW..." and love my Vikes.


2) PacNWVike, could you tell us a little about where you grew up and about your family?
I was born in Racine, WI, but my parents got a grip on reality and moved to Minnesota when I was six.
Two older brothers, one younger sister and a younger half brother.
My family was probablyl as dysfunctional as they come <sounds like a good thread topic> and I spent two out of my three years in high school living at home home for juvenile delinquents.
Best thing that ever happened to me.

3) What type of student where you in High School? Did you play in any sports or where you involved with any school clubs and such?
I was lazy, and still recall my guidance counselor chastising me over my high test scores and lousy grades.
When I was in the juvy home I was a A-B student.
When I was back home I barely got by.
Later on in life when I was working fulltime and going to college at night, I regretted not applying myself while in high school.
I studied Judo, but no other
sports.
I played drums in the band from the 4th grade until I graduated.
Music is my passion and I still play drums to this day.

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4) What did you do after High School?
I signed up for the Air Force in Jan 1973, mid-senior year and entered active duty one month after graduation:
June 1973.
Another wise decision in my life.

5)What was your first job?
During high school I worked in a bakery and pumped gas (18 cents a gallon!!!!) at a local station.

6) When did you decide to be such a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings?
The guy who ran the juvy home lived below our living quarters.
One rule that was set in stone was on Sunday during the Viking games there could be no noise from our quarters, UNLESS it had to do with the game.
That was 1969 and I can still remember the television commentators talking about the Mighty Purple People Eaters...
I followed them through my 21 year Air Force career, whether it was listening to a midnight radio broadcast on AFRTS in Iceland, receiving VHS tapes from my sister-in-law while in the Middle East, or watching sat dish games while in the Philippines.
I bleed purple!

7) Could you tell us one of your favorite memories that has to do with the Vikings or one of its past or present players, coaches, etc.
While I was home on leave my brother and I went to the Viking HQ to check it out.
We went into the main lobby area and I told the receptionist I was in the Air Force and just wanted to visit my favorite team.
As my brother and I looked at the various items in the display cases Bud Grant came walking out and chatted with her for a few moments.
He hung around for a while and then went back to the rear offices.
I was so stunned and awed by his presence, I didn't go forward to introduce myself!
I've regretted that to this day...

8}How did you come to find PP.O and what attracted you most to the site?
Just surfing on the net.
The quality of the site graphics, the information available to fans, and the quality of forum participants are excellent.

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9) What other sports teams do you follow?
None

10) When you’re not on PPO what could you likely be found doing with your spare time?
Spare time!
Me?!?
When I am at home I do one of three things in this order of priority:
Spend quality time with my wife and five year old daughter; Rehearse with my Pink Floyd tribute band (http://www.myspace.com/oldschoolpf) or conduct band business; Attend to my duties as a City Councilmember.
My next goal in life is to get my private pilots license.

11) Do you say a special prayer before Vikings games?
No, I'm Agnostic.

12)Where do you watch Vikings games?
I meet a few fellow Viking fans at Jack Son's Sports Bar in Richland, WA and watch the games over breakfast and Bloody Marys.
We've actually trained the local gals to give us Midwestern style Bloody Marys with the beer back.
They'd never heard of that out here!

13)What is your worst fear?
Personally, losing my family.
Professionally, missing something on my job that causes the death of innocent people.

14) What type of hobbies do you enjoy?
Following my Vikes; Music/playing drums; aviation; high performance cars.

15) What’s your favorite food?
Oriental, especially Thai

16) Where are some of the places you’ve been, and where are some of your favorites.
Hmmmm...
that is hard because I've lived in many places and tend to look for the best in all.
Chronologicall y, I've lived in:
WI, MN, TX, MS, MT, WA, NY, Iceland, Washington DC, WA, Turkey, ND, Philippines, CA, and finally in WA.
I've visited practically every state in the union and many, many foreign countries.
My favorites were the Philippines and Thailand.

17) What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet in your lifetime?
Earn my private pilots license.
That will happen within the next few years.
My stepfather owned a 1946 Aeronca Chief before he met and married my mother.
I saw an old picture of him with his plane and always thought it would be great to fly.
He sold the plane around the time I was born, but when his health started failing a few years ago I did some snooping vai the FAA and Canadian MOT.
The aircraft was still registered and flying in BC, Canada!
I told him this before he passed on and this seemed to please him.
My brother, a NWA pilot and I plan on buying the plane and bringing her home.
Guess I'll have to learn how to fly the darn thing, huh?!?!

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18)If you could live anywhere where would it be?
In the tropics somewhere.

19) Do you believe the Vikings will have their big day someday? When they do win the Super Bowl, what will be the first thing you think you will do?
Yes.
Hopefully I will be at the Super Bowl, so I'll party hearty with my PPO brothers and sisters who are also there.

20) Up to this date, what is one of your favorite PPO memories?
My annual pilgrimage to the Frozen Tundra to watch a game.
Tailgating with all of the many, many great PPO members is absolutely amazing.
Each year I make new friends during my trip and I'm always pleasantly surprised at the high caliber of membership we have.
Someday, I'll get to buy Anglovike a pint or two or seven...

Zeus
04-20-2008, 02:12 PM
"BadlandsViking" wrote:


[b]PP.O name: PacNWVike


Another great entry in the series!
Glad to know more about ya, PacNW!

=Z=

AngloVike
04-20-2008, 02:19 PM
Nice to hear some more about you councillor
;D and I'll be sure to hold you to those beers as well !

Vikes_King
04-20-2008, 02:20 PM
wow, definitely an interesting read Pac.
Never knew any of that about you... sounds likes you've lived quite the interesting life so far

PacNWVike
04-20-2008, 04:22 PM
"AngloVike" wrote:


Nice to hear some more about you councillor
;D and I'll be sure to hold you to those beers as well !


Perhaps we'll hook up this year Anglo.
Let me know which game you'll attend here in The Colonies.
Grog on me!
8)

VikingMike
04-20-2008, 05:45 PM
That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D

Marrdro
04-20-2008, 06:30 PM
Wow, one of the best so far.
Thanks for sharing.......


17) What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet in your lifetime?
Earn my private pilots license.
That will happen within the next few years.
My stepfather owned a 1946 Aeronca Chief before he met and married my mother.
I saw an old picture of him with his plane and always thought it would be great to fly.
He sold the plane around the time I was born, but when his health started failing a few years ago I did some snooping vai the FAA and Canadian MOT.
The aircraft was still registered and flying in BC, Canada!
I told him this before he passed on and this seemed to please him.
My brother, a NWA pilot and I plan on buying the plane and bringing her home.
Guess I'll have to learn how to fly the darn thing, huh?!?!


I am very impressed my friend.
Very impressed indeed.
Again, thanks for sharing.
;D

shockzilla
04-20-2008, 07:17 PM
Good to know more about you Pac. Looking forward to seeing you again when you make your NEXT annual pilgrimage...

singersp
04-20-2008, 07:29 PM
Very nice read PacNWV. I can relate to this..........


As my brother and I looked at the various items in the display cases Bud Grant came walking out and chatted with her for a few moments.
He hung around for a while and then went back to the rear offices.
I was so stunned and awed by his presence, I didn't go forward to introduce myself!
I've regretted that to this day...

About 5 years ago Winona, MN had a grand opening for a new Menards store that was put up. Their big draw was Bud Grant who was their to sign autographs & sell some of his paintings. I stood in line & got his autograph on an 8x10 photo he handed out & also on a mini helmet I brought along.

Even though he was much older & a little slower than what we're used to seeing on the sidelines, he gives off an incredible aura of greatness that you could literally feel. You can't help but stand there & be stunned & in awe by his presence when that aura envelops you. You just can't.

PacNWVike
04-20-2008, 08:08 PM
"singersp" wrote:


Very nice read PacNWV. I can relate to this..........


As my brother and I looked at the various items in the display cases Bud Grant came walking out and chatted with her for a few moments.
He hung around for a while and then went back to the rear offices.
I was so stunned and awed by his presence, I didn't go forward to introduce myself!
I've regretted that to this day...

About 5 years ago Winona, MN had a grand opening for a new Menards store that was put up. Their big draw was Bud Grant who was their to sign autographs & sell some of his paintings. I stood in line & got his autograph on an 8x10 photo he handed out & also on a mini helmet I brought along.

Even though he was much older & a little slower than what we're used to seeing on the sidelines, he gives off an incredible aura of greatness that you could literally feel. You can't help but stand there & be stunned & in awe by his presence when that aura envelops you. You just can't.


You are absolutely correct Singer.
Bud Grant has an aura that is hard to explain until your are in his presence.
I was "star struck."

PacNWVike
04-20-2008, 08:10 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


Wow, one of the best so far.
Thanks for sharing.......


17) What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet in your lifetime?
Earn my private pilots license.
That will happen within the next few years.
My stepfather owned a 1946 Aeronca Chief before he met and married my mother.
I saw an old picture of him with his plane and always thought it would be great to fly.
He sold the plane around the time I was born, but when his health started failing a few years ago I did some snooping vai the FAA and Canadian MOT.
The aircraft was still registered and flying in BC, Canada!
I told him this before he passed on and this seemed to please him.
My brother, a NWA pilot and I plan on buying the plane and bringing her home.
Guess I'll have to learn how to fly the darn thing, huh?!?!


I am very impressed my friend.
Very impressed indeed.
Again, thanks for sharing.

;D


Thank you "My Friend."
Hopefully some day we'll meet at a PP.O tailgating session and exchange war stories.
;)

Marrdro
04-20-2008, 08:11 PM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


Wow, one of the best so far.
Thanks for sharing.......


17) What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet in your lifetime?
Earn my private pilots license.
That will happen within the next few years.
My stepfather owned a 1946 Aeronca Chief before he met and married my mother.
I saw an old picture of him with his plane and always thought it would be great to fly.
He sold the plane around the time I was born, but when his health started failing a few years ago I did some snooping vai the FAA and Canadian MOT.
The aircraft was still registered and flying in BC, Canada!
I told him this before he passed on and this seemed to please him.
My brother, a NWA pilot and I plan on buying the plane and bringing her home.
Guess I'll have to learn how to fly the darn thing, huh?!?!


I am very impressed my friend.
Very impressed indeed.
Again, thanks for sharing.

;D


Thank you "My Friend."
Hopefully some day we'll meet at a PP.O tailgating session and exchange war stories.

;)

Consider it done.
Would have to include a few Barley Pops of course and maybe some of Jargo's wine.
;D

PacNWVike
04-20-2008, 08:12 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


"BadlandsViking" wrote:


[b]PP.O name: PacNWVike


Another great entry in the series!
Glad to know more about ya, PacNW!

=Z=


Thanks Zeus.
I look forward to seeing you again at another "pilgrimage" and singing the Viking song with you!

PacNWVike
04-20-2008, 08:16 PM
"VikingMike" wrote:


That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.

PacNWVike
04-20-2008, 08:22 PM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


wow, definitely an interesting read Pac.
Never knew any of that about you... sounds likes you've lived quite the interesting life so far


Thanks VK!
Keep working hard.
You have
a bright future.

PacNWVike
04-20-2008, 08:24 PM
"shockzilla" wrote:


Good to know more about you Pac. Looking forward to seeing you again when you make your NEXT annual pilgrimage...


You da wildman Shock!
Last time I remember seeing you was at Joe Sensers with other PP.O faithful.
We'll party hearty again this year my man!

singersp
04-20-2008, 08:35 PM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Very nice read PacNWV. I can relate to this..........


As my brother and I looked at the various items in the display cases Bud Grant came walking out and chatted with her for a few moments.
He hung around for a while and then went back to the rear offices.
I was so stunned and awed by his presence, I didn't go forward to introduce myself!
I've regretted that to this day...

About 5 years ago Winona, MN had a grand opening for a new Menards store that was put up. Their big draw was Bud Grant who was their to sign autographs & sell some of his paintings. I stood in line & got his autograph on an 8x10 photo he handed out & also on a mini helmet I brought along.

Even though he was much older & a little slower than what we're used to seeing on the sidelines, he gives off an incredible aura of greatness that you could literally feel. You can't help but stand there & be stunned & in awe by his presence when that aura envelops you. You just can't.


You are absolutely correct Singer.
Bud Grant has an aura that is hard to explain until your are in his presence.
I was "star struck."


He certainly does.

AngloVike
04-21-2008, 02:54 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


Nice to hear some more about you councillor
;D and I'll be sure to hold you to those beers as well !


Perhaps we'll hook up this year Anglo.
Let me know which game you'll attend here in The Colonies.
Grog on me!
8)

Currently the game we have in mind is the Bears game at the Dome in November. Think the wife wants to hit the Thanksgiving sales again !

Prophet
04-21-2008, 05:17 AM
Good stuff PNW, look forward to meeting you someday.
I also enjoy the Philippines, lived there for three years and make occasional trips to visit friends there.
I'll volunteer to go on a suicide mission with you and fly across the Pacific in a small crappy plane with you when you get your pilot's license.
A surreal trip across the largest ocean listening to Floyd and landing on a rice terrace in Banawe.
Sounds like a good trip.

jkjuggalo
04-21-2008, 05:22 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"VikingMike" wrote:


That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.



Pink Floyd is awesome indeed.
I used to listen to "Animals" every night while falling asleep.
It is actually my favorite album.
Do you guys play every song?
I can't imagine playing a song that last for 20 minutes...

singersp
04-21-2008, 05:34 AM
"jkjuggalo" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"VikingMike" wrote:


That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.



Pink Floyd is awesome indeed.
I used to listen to "Animals" every night while falling asleep.
It is actually my favorite album.
Do you guys play every song?
I can't imagine playing a song that last for 20 minutes...


Did you ever wake up by setting "Time" to play at a certain time to play & cranking the volume?

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 08:45 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


Good stuff PNW, look forward to meeting you someday.
I also enjoy the Philippines, lived there for three years and make occasional trips to visit friends there.
I'll volunteer to go on a suicide mission with you and fly across the Pacific in a small crappy plane with you when you get your pilot's license.
A surreal trip across the largest ocean listening to Floyd and landing on a rice terrace in Banawe.
Sounds like a good trip.


We'll have to use a Gulfstream with legs to get us over there Prophet!
I was at Clark Air Base until Mt. Pinatubo blew us out of there.
Returned six times over the next two years while working a case and watch the transistion from "GI Joe Land" to what it is now.
You former military guys may want to check out "GI Joe Doesn't Live Here Anymore" by Utts.
A great history of Clark by those who served there, including moi!

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 08:49 AM
"jkjuggalo" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"VikingMike" wrote:


That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.



Pink Floyd is awesome indeed.
I used to listen to "Animals" every night while falling asleep.
It is actually my favorite album.
Do you guys play every song?
I can't imagine playing a song that last for 20 minutes...

We do a three one hour set plus a 35 minute encore set show.
We don't play anything off Animals yet, but we're considering doing a shortened version of "Dogs" from the Roger Waters "Live in the Flesh" CD/DVD.
Currently, the longest song we do is the 13:40 version of Shine on You Crazy Diamond.

Zeus
04-21-2008, 08:52 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"jkjuggalo" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"VikingMike" wrote:


That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.



Pink Floyd is awesome indeed.
I used to listen to "Animals" every night while falling asleep.
It is actually my favorite album.
Do you guys play every song?
I can't imagine playing a song that last for 20 minutes...


We do a three one hour set plus a 35 minute encore set show.
We don't play anything off Animals yet, but we're considering doing a shortened version of "Dogs" from the Roger Waters "Live in the Flesh" CD/DVD.
Currently, the longest song we do is the 13:40 version of Shine on You Crazy Diamond.


Do you ever play "Dark Side of the Moon" with "The Wizard of Oz" projected on a large screen behind you?

=Z=

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 08:52 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"jkjuggalo" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"VikingMike" wrote:


That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.



Pink Floyd is awesome indeed.
I used to listen to "Animals" every night while falling asleep.
It is actually my favorite album.
Do you guys play every song?
I can't imagine playing a song that last for 20 minutes...


Did you ever wake up by setting "Time" to play at a certain time to play & cranking the volume?


That would be cool!
The crowd likes it when the alarm clock sample kicks in prior to the start of the music.

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 09:00 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"jkjuggalo" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"VikingMike" wrote:


That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.



Pink Floyd is awesome indeed.
I used to listen to "Animals" every night while falling asleep.
It is actually my favorite album.
Do you guys play every song?
I can't imagine playing a song that last for 20 minutes...


We do a three one hour set plus a 35 minute encore set show.
We don't play anything off Animals yet, but we're considering doing a shortened version of "Dogs" from the Roger Waters "Live in the Flesh" CD/DVD.
Currently, the longest song we do is the 13:40 version of Shine on You Crazy Diamond.


Do you ever play "Dark Side of the Moon" with "The Wizard of Oz" projected on a large screen behind you?

=Z=


Nope.
I met Alan Parsons a few years ago and asked him about the DSOTM/Wizard of Oz story floating around.
He said it's a myth, an eerie one but a myth none the less.
We're trying to get to the next level with the eye candy for our shows, so that may be something we could partially do if the royalties don't kill us.

Zeus
04-21-2008, 09:01 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"jkjuggalo" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:




That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.



Pink Floyd is awesome indeed.
I used to listen to "Animals" every night while falling asleep.
It is actually my favorite album.
Do you guys play every song?
I can't imagine playing a song that last for 20 minutes...


We do a three one hour set plus a 35 minute encore set show.
We don't play anything off Animals yet, but we're considering doing a shortened version of "Dogs" from the Roger Waters "Live in the Flesh" CD/DVD.
Currently, the longest song we do is the 13:40 version of Shine on You Crazy Diamond.


Do you ever play "Dark Side of the Moon" with "The Wizard of Oz" projected on a large screen behind you?


Nope.
I met Alan Parsons a few years ago and asked him about the DSOTM/Wizard of Oz story floating around.
He said it's a myth, an eerie one but a myth none the less.
We're trying to get to the next level with the eye candy for our shows, so that may be something we could partially do if the royalties don't kill us.

Yeah - it's a myth.
I've read the Snopes bit on that a couple of times when it has come up.
Eerie, for sure, but not anything on purpose.

=Z=

C Mac D
04-21-2008, 09:04 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"jkjuggalo" wrote:






That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.



Pink Floyd is awesome indeed.
I used to listen to "Animals" every night while falling asleep.
It is actually my favorite album.
Do you guys play every song?
I can't imagine playing a song that last for 20 minutes...


We do a three one hour set plus a 35 minute encore set show.
We don't play anything off Animals yet, but we're considering doing a shortened version of "Dogs" from the Roger Waters "Live in the Flesh" CD/DVD.
Currently, the longest song we do is the 13:40 version of Shine on You Crazy Diamond.


Do you ever play "Dark Side of the Moon" with "The Wizard of Oz" projected on a large screen behind you?


Nope.
I met Alan Parsons a few years ago and asked him about the DSOTM/Wizard of Oz story floating around.
He said it's a myth, an eerie one but a myth none the less.
We're trying to get to the next level with the eye candy for our shows, so that may be something we could partially do if the royalties don't kill us.

Yeah - it's a myth.
I've read the Snopes bit on that a couple of times when it has come up.
Eerie, for sure, but not anything on purpose.

=Z=


I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey (final act, entering Jupiter's atmosphere) while listening to Pink Floyd's- Echoes (off the Meddle album)... fit really well.

Just an fyi

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 09:09 AM
"C" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:








That is a great read...nice to know you, PacNWVike.

Pink Floyd rocks...

Great suff here. ;D


Thanks Mike.
View the Live 8 disc with Floyd on it...
the whole band back together for a few songs.



Pink Floyd is awesome indeed.
I used to listen to "Animals" every night while falling asleep.
It is actually my favorite album.
Do you guys play every song?
I can't imagine playing a song that last for 20 minutes...


We do a three one hour set plus a 35 minute encore set show.
We don't play anything off Animals yet, but we're considering doing a shortened version of "Dogs" from the Roger Waters "Live in the Flesh" CD/DVD.
Currently, the longest song we do is the 13:40 version of Shine on You Crazy Diamond.


Do you ever play "Dark Side of the Moon" with "The Wizard of Oz" projected on a large screen behind you?


Nope.
I met Alan Parsons a few years ago and asked him about the DSOTM/Wizard of Oz story floating around.
He said it's a myth, an eerie one but a myth none the less.
We're trying to get to the next level with the eye candy for our shows, so that may be something we could partially do if the royalties don't kill us.

Yeah - it's a myth.
I've read the Snopes bit on that a couple of times when it has come up.
Eerie, for sure, but not anything on purpose.

=Z=


I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey (final act, entering Jupiter's atmosphere) while listening to Pink Floyd's- Echoes (off the Meddle album)... fit really well.

Just an fyi


Hmmm...
Now that would be an interesting visual twist to our show.
Unfortunately, if the material isn't already realeased to the public we have to pay to use, or Dewey, Cheatem and How (or Cajun) will pay us a visit...

;)

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 09:16 AM
For those of you interested in excellent Pink Floyd or Roger Waters concert DVDs, check out "Pulse" which both musically and visually (Marc Brickman designed the eye candy) will knock your socks off...
AND Roger Waters "Live in the Flesh" recorded at the Rose Garden, Portland, OR (Got that Dropper?).
Two excellent DVDS.
And of course, the fairly recent Live 8 box set includes the reunion set with all four members.
Yes, pigs flew...
8)

marstc09
04-21-2008, 09:19 AM
12)Where do you watch Vikings games?
I meet a few fellow Viking fans at Jack Son's Sports Bar in Richland, WA and watch the games over breakfast and Bloody Marys.
We've actually trained the local gals to give us Midwestern style Bloody Marys with the beer back.
They'd never heard of that out here!

I am a huge bloody mary drinker and it is crazy the looks I get when I try to order one with pickles in it while in different regions of the country.

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 09:45 AM
"marstc09" wrote:



12)Where do you watch Vikings games?
I meet a few fellow Viking fans at Jack Son's Sports Bar in Richland, WA and watch the games over breakfast and Bloody Marys.
We've actually trained the local gals to give us Midwestern style Bloody Marys with the beer back.
They'd never heard of that out here!

I am a huge bloody mary drinker and it is crazy the looks I get when I try to order one with pickles in it while in different regions of the country.


A friend of mine made some special bloody mary vodka.
He presoaked hot peppers in it and that was a good/hot end result!

The Dropper
04-21-2008, 10:02 AM
Ah, been looking forward to this one, and you did not disappoint, Mark!

Excellent read all around. And I laughed my ass off about the bloody marys with the beer back. People look at you like you're from Mars when you order the Mary/beer back combo out here.

I was a little bummed when I found out we wouldn't be playing Seattle this year, but you can bet I'll be at the next game we do (playoffs, perhaps?), and I'll bring the hooch.
;D See you then, buddy!

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 10:05 AM
"The" wrote:


Ah, been looking forward to this one, and you did not disappoint, Mark!

Excellent read all around. And I laughed my ass off about the bloody marys with the beer back. People look at you like you're from Mars when you order the Mary/beer back combo out here.

I was a little bummed when I found out we wouldn't be playing Seattle this year, but you can bet I'll be at the next game we do (playoffs, perhaps?), and I'll bring the hooch.
;D See you then, buddy!


Thanks for the kind words Dropper.
We still need to hook up during one of my trips to Portland so we can chat and partake in your most excellent hooch!
Be well...

cajunvike
04-21-2008, 10:08 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"The" wrote:


Ah, been looking forward to this one, and you did not disappoint, Mark!

Excellent read all around. And I laughed my jiggly butt off about the bloody marys with the beer back. People look at you like you're from Mars when you order the Mary/beer back combo out here.

I was a little bummed when I found out we wouldn't be playing Seattle this year, but you can bet I'll be at the next game we do (playoffs, perhaps?), and I'll bring the hooch.
;D See you then, buddy!


Thanks for the kind words Dropper.
We still need to hook up during one of my trips to Portland so we can chat and partake in your most excellent hooch!
Be well...


You drunken Pacific Northwesterners!!!!
:P

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 10:11 AM
"cajunvike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"The" wrote:


Ah, been looking forward to this one, and you did not disappoint, Mark!

Excellent read all around. And I laughed my jiggly butt off about the bloody marys with the beer back. People look at you like you're from Mars when you order the Mary/beer back combo out here.

I was a little bummed when I found out we wouldn't be playing Seattle this year, but you can bet I'll be at the next game we do (playoffs, perhaps?), and I'll bring the hooch.
;D See you then, buddy!


Thanks for the kind words Dropper.
We still need to hook up during one of my trips to Portland so we can chat and partake in your most excellent hooch!
Be well...


You drunken Pacific Northwesterners!!!!
:P


OMG!
:o
The Green Dot Barrister rears his mighty head!
;D
Sorry we couldn't hook up in DC Cajun.
We'll get together next time.
Why hasn't DCPoloGirl been posting?

BloodyHorns82
04-21-2008, 10:19 AM
Great read!
I look forward to tailgating with you next season.

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 10:41 AM
"BloodyHorns82" wrote:


Great read!
I look forward to tailgating with you next season.


Ditto!
Wonder if we'll have the same tailgating area?

BloodyHorns82
04-21-2008, 10:51 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"BloodyHorns82" wrote:


Great read!
I look forward to tailgating with you next season.


Ditto!
Wonder if we'll have the same tailgating area?


I sure hope so...you can't get much better than that.

marstc09
04-21-2008, 10:53 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"marstc09" wrote:



12)Where do you watch Vikings games?
I meet a few fellow Viking fans at Jack Son's Sports Bar in Richland, WA and watch the games over breakfast and Bloody Marys.
We've actually trained the local gals to give us Midwestern style Bloody Marys with the beer back.
They'd never heard of that out here!

I am a huge bloody mary drinker and it is crazy the looks I get when I try to order one with pickles in it while in different regions of the country.


A friend of mine made some special bloody mary vodka.
He presoaked hot peppers in it and that was a good/hot end result!


Try to bring some to the tailgate!

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 10:54 AM
"BloodyHorns82" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"BloodyHorns82" wrote:


Great read!
I look forward to tailgating with you next season.


Ditto!
Wonder if we'll have the same tailgating area?


I sure hope so...you can't get much better than that.


Perhaps Singer or Webby could work their magic and get some retired players to stop by?
Page, Eller, Marshall and Larsen/Sutherland would be cool... ;)

cogitans
04-21-2008, 11:07 AM
Once again after reading a good entry in this section, I realize that there are members that I do not know enough about.

Good luck with the certificate.

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 11:08 AM
"cogitans" wrote:


Once again after reading a good entry in this section, I realize that there are members that I do not know enough about.

Good luck with the certificate.


Thanks Cog!
I was thinking of you the other day when I watched the Beowolf movie.
Skol!

cajunvike
04-21-2008, 11:09 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"cajunvike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"The" wrote:


Ah, been looking forward to this one, and you did not disappoint, Mark!

Excellent read all around. And I laughed my jiggly butt off about the bloody marys with the beer back. People look at you like you're from Mars when you order the Mary/beer back combo out here.

I was a little bummed when I found out we wouldn't be playing Seattle this year, but you can bet I'll be at the next game we do (playoffs, perhaps?), and I'll bring the hooch.
;D See you then, buddy!


Thanks for the kind words Dropper.
We still need to hook up during one of my trips to Portland so we can chat and partake in your most excellent hooch!
Be well...


You drunken Pacific Northwesterners!!!!
:P


OMG!

:o
The Green Dot Barrister rears his mighty head!

;D
Sorry we couldn't hook up in DC Cajun.
We'll get together next time.
Why hasn't DCPoloGirl been posting?


Life issues, I'm sure.
I haven't talked to her in awhile though...I need to track her down.

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 11:11 AM
"cajunvike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"cajunvike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"The" wrote:


Ah, been looking forward to this one, and you did not disappoint, Mark!

Excellent read all around. And I laughed my jiggly butt off about the bloody marys with the beer back. People look at you like you're from Mars when you order the Mary/beer back combo out here.

I was a little bummed when I found out we wouldn't be playing Seattle this year, but you can bet I'll be at the next game we do (playoffs, perhaps?), and I'll bring the hooch.
;D See you then, buddy!


Thanks for the kind words Dropper.
We still need to hook up during one of my trips to Portland so we can chat and partake in your most excellent hooch!
Be well...


You drunken Pacific Northwesterners!!!!
:P


OMG!

:o
The Green Dot Barrister rears his mighty head!

;D
Sorry we couldn't hook up in DC Cajun.
We'll get together next time.
Why hasn't DCPoloGirl been posting?


Life issues, I'm sure.
I haven't talked to her in awhile though...I need to track her down.


I stopped by on my last visit but didn't see her.
Went to Mortons for a slab of beef...

Jilly
04-21-2008, 11:35 AM
Nice read PacNWVike.

We almost moved out to that area in 2006. My husband got a job offer at Umatilla (the more I read up about that place, it scared the pooh out of me), but he accepted the position and we almost made the move.

We received a great welcome package on the Tri-Cities area but long story short, they needed him to start within a three week time period and there was too much for us to do to move across country in that short of time so he ended up turning it down.

All I remember from reading those brochures was the amount of wineries that you have in that area. We often wonder what it would have been like if we made the move.
Do you like it there?

Also, how’s the puppy training going?

Zeus
04-21-2008, 12:27 PM
"VikingMD" wrote:


All I remember from reading those brochures was the amount of wineries that you have in that area. We often wonder what it would have been like if we made the move.
Do you like it there?


Hey - if you're looking for a good afternoon winery tour, try Loudoun County in NoVA.
Several really nice wineries there, and some good tours, as well.

=Z=

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 12:33 PM
"VikingMD" wrote:


Nice read PacNWVike.

We almost moved out to that area in 2006. My husband got a job offer at Umatilla (the more I read up about that place, it scared the pooh out of me), but he accepted the position and we almost made the move.

We received a great welcome package on the Tri-Cities area but long story short, they needed him to start within a three week time period and there was too much for us to do to move across country in that short of time so he ended up turning it down.

All I remember from reading those brochures was the amount of wineries that you have in that area. We often wonder what it would have been like if we made the move.
Do you like it there?

Also, how’s the puppy training going?



Umatilla isn't as bad as folks make it out to be.
They're destroying the weapons and haven't had any real problems.


If you like the high desert, you'd love the Tri Cities.
Lots of sunshine, dry heat and mild winters.
Three hours from Portland and Seattle if you need some "big city culture," but I like it here just fine.
The vinyards are amazing and I'm told we're starting to give California a run for it's money in the wine industry.
Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your perspective) the out of stater folks are coming in and retiring here.
They bring the CA real estate money with them and are driving are prices up like they did in Seattle and elsewhere.

Mighty Angus is well!
He turns 11 weeks old tomorrow and we're still doing the potty training...
he woke me at 2:30 this morning to piddle/poop, which is fine with me.
I was on the road for 11 days and was surprised how much he grew in my absence!

cogitans
04-21-2008, 12:37 PM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


Once again after reading a good entry in this section, I realize that there are members that I do not know enough about.

Good luck with the certificate.


Thanks Cog!
I was thinking of you the other day when I watched the Beowolf movie.
Skol!
Really. I'll have to go see that then. So I can see if I can find out why.

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 12:41 PM
"cogitans" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


Once again after reading a good entry in this section, I realize that there are members that I do not know enough about.

Good luck with the certificate.


Thanks Cog!
I was thinking of you the other day when I watched the Beowolf movie.
Skol!
Really. I'll have to go see that then. So I can see if I can find out why.


The Danish connection...
;)

cogitans
04-21-2008, 12:43 PM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


Once again after reading a good entry in this section, I realize that there are members that I do not know enough about.

Good luck with the certificate.


Thanks Cog!
I was thinking of you the other day when I watched the Beowolf movie.
Skol!
Really. I'll have to go see that then. So I can see if I can find out why.


The Danish connection...
;)
Oh, I see that would do it.

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 01:24 PM
"cogitans" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


Once again after reading a good entry in this section, I realize that there are members that I do not know enough about.

Good luck with the certificate.


Thanks Cog!
I was thinking of you the other day when I watched the Beowolf movie.
Skol!
Really. I'll have to go see that then. So I can see if I can find out why.


The Danish connection...

;)
Oh, I see that would do it.


The disc has some documentary material showing how the Beowolf saga influenced many, many future stories...
Plus the Angelina Jolie character animation is very hot!

PacNWVike
04-21-2008, 06:55 PM
"AngloVike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


Nice to hear some more about you councillor
;D and I'll be sure to hold you to those beers as well !


Perhaps we'll hook up this year Anglo.
Let me know which game you'll attend here in The Colonies.
Grog on me!

8)

Currently the game we have in mind is the Bears game at the Dome in November. Think the wife wants to hit the Thanksgiving sales again !


A wise woman she is!
Does she shop with her money or yours?
;)
Thanksgiving may be a tough time for me to visit due to family obligations, but you never know.

x-ray jeff
04-21-2008, 09:14 PM
My gosh, I had no idea! You rock PacNWVike!

AngloVike
04-22-2008, 07:25 AM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


Nice to hear some more about you councillor
;D and I'll be sure to hold you to those beers as well !


Perhaps we'll hook up this year Anglo.
Let me know which game you'll attend here in The Colonies.
Grog on me!
8)

Currently the game we have in mind is the Bears game at the Dome in November. Think the wife wants to hit the Thanksgiving sales again !


A wise woman she is!
Does she shop with her money or yours?
;)
Thanksgiving may be a tough time for me to visit due to family obligations, but you never know.

no that's her money usually ... I get hit with the flights/hotel/tickets bill so that's enough for me. My money is set aside for Vikes stuff, books etc
.. if she's really nice to me ( like last year ) then she does get some bits paid for such as her AD Throwback jersey
;D

singersp
04-22-2008, 07:33 AM
"AngloVike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


Nice to hear some more about you councillor
;D and I'll be sure to hold you to those beers as well !


Perhaps we'll hook up this year Anglo.
Let me know which game you'll attend here in The Colonies.
Grog on me!
8)

Currently the game we have in mind is the Bears game at the Dome in November. Think the wife wants to hit the Thanksgiving sales again !


A wise woman she is!
Does she shop with her money or yours?
;)
Thanksgiving may be a tough time for me to visit due to family obligations, but you never know.

no that's her money usually ... I get hit with the flights/hotel/tickets bill so that's enough for me. My money is set aside for Vikes stuff, books etc
.. if she's really nice to me ( like last year ) then she does get some bits paid for such as her AD Throwback jersey
;D


You have money?

From what I recall there are only two types of money in a marriage relationship...........

"Hers" & "Ours"

PacNWVike
04-22-2008, 10:00 AM
"x-ray" wrote:


My gosh, I had no idea! You rock PacNWVike!


Thanks Jeff!
I try...
;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/OldDrummer55/drums2.jpg

AngloVike
04-22-2008, 10:14 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


"PacNWVike" wrote:




Nice to hear some more about you councillor
;D and I'll be sure to hold you to those beers as well !


Perhaps we'll hook up this year Anglo.
Let me know which game you'll attend here in The Colonies.
Grog on me!
8)

Currently the game we have in mind is the Bears game at the Dome in November. Think the wife wants to hit the Thanksgiving sales again !


A wise woman she is!
Does she shop with her money or yours?
;)
Thanksgiving may be a tough time for me to visit due to family obligations, but you never know.

no that's her money usually ... I get hit with the flights/hotel/tickets bill so that's enough for me. My money is set aside for Vikes stuff, books etc
.. if she's really nice to me ( like last year ) then she does get some bits paid for such as her AD Throwback jersey
;D


You have money?

From what I recall there are only two types of money in a marriage relationship...........

"Hers" & "Ours"

lol.. only for Vikes stuff and camera bits.. other than that its "Ours", which means I don't get my hands on it
;D

x-ray jeff
04-22-2008, 08:10 PM
"PacNWVike" wrote:


"x-ray" wrote:


My gosh, I had no idea! You rock PacNWVike!


Thanks Jeff!
I try...

;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/OldDrummer55/drums2.jpg

Since you are a drummer, I wondered who you consider to be the best rock drummer. I have always had Neil Peart of RUSH at the top of my list.

PacNWVike
04-23-2008, 08:55 AM
Good question.
"Best" is very subjective, but in the progressive rock genre I'd choose Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree. A very "Peart like" drummer and the band's music is quite good.
Other drummers I admire:
Mike Portnoy, Greg Bisonette, and for all around grove, Jeff Porcaro (RIP).

Prophet
05-20-2008, 04:05 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/1414498511_015a03c896_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/1414498511_015a03c896_o.jpg

PacNWVike
05-21-2008, 01:59 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/1414498511_015a03c896_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/1414498511_015a03c896_o.jpg


Now that was funny!
I thought the punch line would be...
"We can't play instruments, so we'll be drummers!"
Thanks for the chuckle Prophet.
We recently did an interview on my band.
I'm the old guy in the middle.
SKOL VIKINGS!

http://www.tri-cityevents.com/videos.html