Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 41
  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 194,194, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 85.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience Points
    cowgirl836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    10,203
    Points
    194,194
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 808
    Given: 775

    Off-Topic Thursday!

    Hopefully for many of you, it's your Friday! I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a four day weekend and I'm so ready for it! It looks like we may even get over 60 the next few days

    Since Angie and 2015 won't have their questions up til tomorrow, I'll do my public service and help provide myself and others something to distract us from all the things we should probably get done today.

    So since I'm in full-on home-buying mode, tell us how you knew that your home was "the one". What about it just felt right? If you don't have a home, tell us how you knew that ISU was the college for you!

    If neither apply, you don't get to play. Or you can say your favorite Easter candy, but if the answer is "peeps", you are a terrible person.



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 31,523, Level: 54
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 427
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    isuska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    1,515
    Points
    31,523
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 227
    Given: 63

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!




  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 48,638, Level: 68
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 1,112
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    MeanDean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Clarence IA-Jensen Bch FL
    Posts
    2,708
    Points
    48,638
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 181
    Given: 314

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    When I walked into my condo and saw the panoramic view of the ocean, both the realtor and my friend who was with me said my face lit up like a Christmas tree.

    I like those chocolate covered malted milk eggs. However, I cannot ever find them anymore. Just the malted milk middles with only the candy shell - they're no good without the chocolate.


    No matter what, I could NEVER cheer for Dirt and Urine.

  4. #4
    Starter
    Points: 12,824, Level: 34
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 526
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    JWIL4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    744
    Points
    12,824
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 13

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    Hopefully for many of you, it's your Friday! I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a four day weekend and I'm so ready for it! It looks like we may even get over 60 the next few days

    Since Angie and 2015 won't have their questions up til tomorrow, I'll do my public service and help provide myself and others something to distract us from all the things we should probably get done today.

    So since I'm in full-on home-buying mode, tell us how you knew that your home was "the one". What about it just felt right? If you don't have a home, tell us how you knew that ISU was the college for you!

    If neither apply, you don't get to play. Or you can say your favorite Easter candy, but if the answer is "peeps", you are a terrible person.
    I built my home. That way we could get exactly what we wanted.



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 19,645, Level: 42
    Level completed: 78%, Points required for next Level: 205
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,021
    Points
    19,645
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 81
    Given: 395

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post
    When I walked into my condo and saw the panoramic view of the ocean, both the realtor and my friend who was with me said my face lit up like a Christmas tree.

    I like those chocolate covered malted milk eggs. However, I cannot ever find them anymore. Just the malted milk middles with only the candy shell - they're no good without the chocolate.
    I believe you are looking for Robins Eggs. Also, I wouldn't mind a pic of the view.



  6. #6
    Rookie
    Points: 16,202, Level: 38
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 248
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Cybirdy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    459
    Points
    16,202
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 96
    Given: 122

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Home--we aren't in a forever home yet, so every house so far was what worked for the time we bought. Our first home met most of our criteria. We had a beautiful yard and a play set came with the house. Too bad we moved when our oldest was 9mo. Right now I love our backyard, we back to a field so have open space plus get to see corn or beans all summer and watch planting/harvest. We also added a nice patio/pergola/landscaping. We have outgrown the house but no plans to move right now.

    I only applied to Iowa State. No other choice in my mind.

    The Easter Bunny is only bringing chocolate to our house. Every year we do jelly beans and no one eats them. So chocolate eggs, Robin's eggs, Ghirardelli chocolate, Reece's eggs and Kit Kats this year.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 74,198, Level: 84
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 652
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Bigman38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Council Bluffs, IA
    Posts
    5,007
    Points
    74,198
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 172
    Given: 245

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    I thought the people who said you'd know your home when you found it were full of it. But when we walked into our house it was pretty obvious that it was the best mix of our wants, needs, and budget. Years later I can still say that initial impression was pretty spot on.


    "But letís see if the Cyclones can give everyone a nice big ****burger to eat. Opportunity awaits." -Brent Blum

    "I am the one who knocks" -Walter White

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 107,427, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    6,076
    Points
    107,427
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 164
    Given: 63

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    I thought the people who said you'd know your home when you found it were full of it. But when we walked into our house it was pretty obvious that it was the best mix of our wants, needs, and budget. Years later I can still say that initial impression was pretty spot on.
    I didn't even see my upstairs and I knew I wanted my house. Saw the main floor, then back yard, walked into an awesome garage and told my wife "I'll take it."



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 88,632, Level: 92
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 718
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    CRcyclone6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    5,222
    Points
    88,632
    Level
    92
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 159
    Given: 651

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    We found our home by accident. We had some open houses mapped out, but they didn't start until 2pm or so. Stopped at Dairy Queen and saw a "for sale by owner" sign for a house a few blocks away. We checked it out and it was everything we wanted. Had a big garage, nice backyard, and a spot so I could put up a basketball hoop. Been here since 2005. The only thing I don't like and will always remember is that the day we moved was Chase Daniel's coming out party.


    Are you a member?

  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 47,452, Level: 67
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 898
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    pourcyne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,314
    Points
    47,452
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 160
    Given: 137

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Howdy, Cowgirl. It's Maundy Thursday, can't trust that day. Maundy Thursday, sometimes it just turns out that way...

    Home is where you hang your hat, but so few people wear hats these days (sorry Pharell, that Smokey-Bear thang will NOT catch on), I guess that means we are all homeless.

    Best Easter Candy...oh yeah, those malted milk ball eggs. Took a couple of those once to our old high school biology teacher and asked him to say what bird they came from.




  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 431,706, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,788
    Points
    431,706
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 104
    Given: 15

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    No need for the jimlad. If peeps are your favorite you really are a terrible person.



  12. #12
    Legend
    Points: 280,559, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 33.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    11,906
    Points
    280,559
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 399
    Given: 697

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    When I walked in a saw how open and light it was, I was pretty sure I wanted the house.

    I think I decided ISU was the college for me only when they said I could go for free. I wasn't too keen on it prior to that.



  13. #13
    Legend
    Points: 211,345, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 75.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    13,821
    Points
    211,345
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 763
    Given: 43

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    I flipped a coin and ended up at ISU. Plus I would have flunked out of Iowa, because I knew too many people there.



  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 41,830, Level: 63
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,120
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience PointsYour first Group

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    2,219
    Points
    41,830
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 53
    Given: 50

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    I dont own a home but there was never a doubt that ISU was where I was going. Would have been disowned from the family if I had went somewhere else.



  15. #15
    Legend
    Points: 343,350, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    ISUCubswin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    My Playhouse
    Posts
    10,870
    Points
    343,350
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 610
    Given: 322

    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Just buy a house already cowgirl. Or, come live in the Babe Portal with your three besties


    Quote Originally Posted by KFitzy87 View Post
    Do batman farts smell like rainbows and unicorns?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM