What do you guys do when you're not posting?

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    Good topic David.  Who knew we had such an interesting convergence of people and places from all over North America?  For most of my career I've worked in advertising, marketing and public relations.  Along the way, I've been lucky enough to be involved in hockey at various levels...NHL, AHL, and the low-low minors...as either a full-time employee, media member or volunteer.  Have had jobs both in and out of hockey but have usually found a way to stay involved when not working directly in our favorite sport.  Am also a big fan of U.S. college hockey.  Though it was table-top hockey that got me started in the early '60's, Bobby Orr is literally THE reason I became such a hockey nut.  I grew up in greater Boston and now live in New Hampshire, but have lived and worked in several U.S. cities the past 36 years, and have traveled to Canada (Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto) a few times.  Between pro and college, am fortunate to attend about 60 live games per year.  Do most of my posting here at night.
    Posted by BruinsCountry


    Hey BruinsCountry,

    Do you have any advice for a recent college grad trying to get into advertising/marketing?  I went through BU as a copywriter for my classes and have come close to catching on at some agencies, but I'd still classify what I'm doing right now as "struggling" haha...
     
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    In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : It's non-fiction/historical.  Tons of research to do.  The subject matter is an idea that I came up with, so I'm keeping it under wraps for fear of having it stolen.  Even the people/players I'm interviewing don't know the full scope of the project. Someday it'll come out...hopefully.  This is my second attempt at writing a book.  The first once hit the discard pile as one with a very, very similar subject hit the shelves when I was about 75% done.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot


    NAS, you gotta let us know how the book is going throughout the writing process and when it ultimately comes out...

    I think I speak for a lot of people on here when I say I look forward to reading it...
     
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    Representing the ladies....

    I'm a software engineer originally from the midwest where football was king.  I can't believe how much I love hockey now.  I usually read all the posts when I can't sleep at night (like right now) but find the discussions so helpful to someone trying to learn the in's and out's of the game. 

    And I hate Carcillo, Richards, basicially the color orange.
     
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    I'm an under grad student....pretty happy about that seeing as how with this job market pretty much the best place to be is college.
    Journalism major, had a few internships in sports journalism, covering highschool sports as well as legion baseball type stuff, but also got to cover a hockey east team which was pretty cool.
    ex-junior player, recovering from 3 straight summers on crutches, blown out knee, second blown out knee, broken leg, which further screwed up the knee (and this explains a lot of why i'm on here so much at such obscure hours). Still trying to see if I can stay off crutches long enough to claw my way on the college team

    NAS - as much as we bicker, I'll be buying that book when it comes out, or at very least pirating it off the internet
     
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    In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : Hey BruinsCountry, Do you have any advice for a recent college grad trying to get into advertising/marketing?  I went through BU as a copywriter for my classes and have come close to catching on at some agencies, but I'd still classify what I'm doing right now as "struggling" haha...
    Posted by mannyortez3424



    Manny - As you bus tables or bartend to pay the bills, I'd look into doing some pro bono marketing and p.r. work for one of the many budget-challenged non-profits in the area.  There should be lots of them, including the New England Sports Museum, Jimmy Fund, the Boston Marathon - you never know who might see your work or who you might meet who knows someone.  I'd get out and network at some of the under-40 (30?) organizations' events; look for any trade shows that might be coming to Boston - maybe you could work with either the hosting organization or company, or the venue that's running th event - anything like that would get you and your capabilities in front of a lot of marketing people (who do most of the hiring of creative people like YOU).  Of course you could intern or volunteer at an ad agency, but I'll bet a few of the short-staffed radio and TV traffic and production staffs would be happy to give you a shot at helping them out as you learn the business.  NECN might be a good place to do something like that, since they're now owned by Comcast which sells and produces all kinds of videos for its advertisers = multiple opportunities for you to learn and impress.  Be persistent, confident and bold (but not pushy) because you know you can make a difference, you just need someone to give you an opportunity.  Good luck - let me know what happens.
     
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    In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : Manny - As you bus tables or bartend to pay the bills, I'd look into doing some pro bono marketing and p.r. work for one of the many budget-challenged non-profits in the area.  There should be lots of them, including the New England Sports Museum, Jimmy Fund, the Boston Marathon - you never know who might see your work or who you might meet who knows someone.  I'd get out and network at some of the under-40 (30?) organizations' events; look for any trade shows that might be coming to Boston - maybe you could work with either the hosting organization or company, or the venue that's running th event - anything like that would get you and your capabilities in front of a lot of marketing people (who do most of the hiring of creative people like YOU).  Of course you could intern or volunteer at an ad agency, but I'll bet a few of the short-staffed radio and TV traffic and production staffs would be happy to give you a shot at helping them out as you learn the business.  NECN might be a good place to do something like that, since they're now owned by Comcast which sells and produces all kinds of videos for its advertisers = multiple opportunities for you to learn and impress.  Be persistent, confident and bold (but not pushy) because you know you can make a difference, you just need someone to give you an opportunity.  Good luck - let me know what happens.
    Posted by BruinsCountry


    Will do BruinsCountry, and thanks for the advice...

    It's much appreciated...
     
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    NAS as others have said, we look forward to your posts...I am retired from the USAF medical corps and working in my second career...teaching in the healthcare industry...I am also a published author...currently working on the third edition of my text...
    I don't have much free time...that has allot to do with my sporadic comments...

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    Everyone has wonderful stories.  Mine is simple:  I'm a writer.  People love to blast me for having so much time, but the truth is, I spend 12+ hours a day with my laptop on my lap.  Checking in here doesn't really pull me away for long.  Some of you have probably read my work in the past, but I've been retired from sports writing for a few years.  My latest project is based on hockey, commissioned by a company, and should be done in about 12 months.  If I was to delete my account here, of course, I'd be done in eight.
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    I live and work in Florida. I've been  Bruins fan since the late 50's. (I follow Tampa Bay Lightning too. [I have to...Esposito kicked the team into gear])
    I work at a nuclear power plant in the engineering group. I'm responsible for "Equipment Qualification" stuff. I started working as a draftsman/designer. It's been a long strange trip to get from Boston to FL and electronics to power generation but worth it, all things considered.
     
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    I enjoy premium cigars, included in my 500 ct humidor.  Montecristo (White) and Ashton (Double Magnum) if you are planning a party for me.
    Posted by Crowls2424


    The money must be good if you can keep the humidor so well stocked.  I don't keep many for long, so I've got a smaller 50 ct number where I keep a couple of Cohiba Excaliburs, a few Trinidad lonsdales, a few more Manudo Maduro Robustos, and then whatever I've picked up along the way.  Right now it's Paratagas Serie D.  Love the Ashtons.

    [This will make no sense to many on here - but I'm sure Crowls will get it.]
     
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    In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : It's non-fiction/historical.  Tons of research to do.  The subject matter is an idea that I came up with, so I'm keeping it under wraps for fear of having it stolen.  Even the people/players I'm interviewing don't know the full scope of the project. Someday it'll come out...hopefully.  This is my second attempt at writing a book.  The first once hit the discard pile as one with a very, very similar subject hit the shelves when I was about 75% done.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot


    I enjoy historical non-fiction.... currently reading The Great Experiment by Strobe Talbott.  Hope you find success in research and inspiration to write in the months ahead. Go Bruins.    
     
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    Shoebottom
    mike moffatt
    Time Cheveldale
     
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    In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : It's non-fiction/historical.  Tons of research to do.  The subject matter is an idea that I came up with, so I'm keeping it under wraps for fear of having it stolen.  Even the people/players I'm interviewing don't know the full scope of the project. Someday it'll come out...hopefully.  This is my second attempt at writing a book.  The first once hit the discard pile as one with a very, very similar subject hit the shelves when I was about 75% done.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot



    I am the Yannick Riendeau of the literary world and a UFA.  I'll take a long term cap friendly contract.  I am the funniest poster  on here.  And I'm humble and easy to work with, damn you.  My agent awaits your call.
     
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    In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : The money must be good if you can keep the humidor so well stocked.  I don't keep many for long, so I've got a smaller 50 ct number where I keep a couple of Cohiba Excaliburs, a few Trinidad lonsdales, a few more Manudo Maduro Robustos, and then whatever I've picked up along the way.  Right now it's Paratagas Serie D.  Love the Ashtons. [This will make no sense to many on here - but I'm sure Crowls will get it.]
    Posted by Bookboy007


    Even for those of us who are not sophisticated enough to be cigar aficionados, it's not that difficult to decipher.


     
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    Been a Bruin's fan since 1970 played alot of sprots through my youth Mostly baseball football and running. Favorite athletes are Orr Yaz and Bird. Southern Ontario resident.

    I work PT in a nursing home taking care of elders and PT warehouse worker for a courier company. I collect hockey cards and go to sports cards show ( best rookie cards are Ray Bouque,Larry Bird, Cam Neely. Paul Pierce etc. and go on with Boston sports cards), refinish furniture, gardening/landscaping and if I have time Bass fishing( 65 % is jigging and blue rapalas) in the mighty Niagara River.
    For excercise I swim in my pool not the Niagara River but I do hike through the Niagara Gorge. LOL.

    I have a 1 in half year grand daughter and my wife oldest son visits us with their adopted greyhound.
     
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    I'm a grade 5 teacher up here in Toronto, presently, an inner-city school in Etobicoke and have been cultivating legions of young minds to become devotees of our Bruins for the last 13 years.  You can be sure each student I've been fortunate enough to teach knows which team I follow.  Kids have given me such gifts as Bruin coffee cups, Bruin caps, even hand-made Bruin birthday cards.  I never wait for February to inform the children of the club's long history of having black players wear the jersey. 
    Posted by RichmondHillOntario


    OMG your part owner of the Leafs !!!  Now I get the Kessel trade LOL
     
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    Besides posting and screaming at the B's on TV, I manage backups for a few thousand servers for a Fortune 500 company. Basically entrenched in corporate America. I still work at T. Anthonys on Comm Av (Go Terriers) on the weekend to send money to McGill and Roger Williams U for my kids tuitions. I also man the bass in a pretty popular original band that has been playing all over the Northeast...we're at the Hard Rock in Boston as part of the NE Americana festival tonight.

    ...not leaving myself enough time for posting, sleep, or porn.
     
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    In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : The money must be good if you can keep the humidor so well stocked.  I don't keep many for long, so I've got a smaller 50 ct number where I keep a couple of Cohiba Excaliburs, a few Trinidad lonsdales, a few more Manudo Maduro Robustos, and then whatever I've picked up along the way.  Right now it's Paratagas Serie D.  Love the Ashtons. [This will make no sense to many on here - but I'm sure Crowls will get it.]
    Posted by Bookboy007


    Not the Cubans Wink
     
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    It's very interesting that a lot of us posters are from out of town. Which makes me feel better, since a lot of my pro-Bruins posts are often backdropped by some derogatory remark about the Red Sux.
     
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    In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : Even for those of us who are not sophisticated enough to be cigar aficionados, it's not that difficult to decipher.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot


    I should clarify.  I'm elitist about many things - surprise - but this isn't one of them.  I meant the comment in the sense of giving a damn rather than comprehending.

    Legion - my favorite part about the Cubans is who you run into from time to time as they pursue the Cuban rep.  I wandered into a store in Toronto's Yorkville one day many years ago to find Bill Cosby in the walk-in humidor.  Jordan apparently kept a locker at another store in that area, one that had a great little lounge in the back where they couldn't serve you alcohol, but they made some amazing Cuban coffee.  One day years later, sitting in that lounge on a visit to T.O., I had the opportunity to knee-cap Jose Theodore as he wandered in for a browse - not a big man, Theodore - but I was half-way through a good cigar and feeling too much at peace with the world.  I discovered that the new smoking laws have killed that particular place the last time I went looking for it.  Very sad.
     
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    In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : Even for those of us who are not sophisticated enough to be cigar aficionados, it's not that difficult to decipher.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot


    I would bet most posters enjoy a good cigar.  Being from the states, I don't smoke any at all any more as in my opinion there's nothing worth smoking other than a Cuban, Cohiba, Romeo and Juliet and there's an odd one I like that I can't remember the name of, comes in an aluminum tube with a blue crest on it.  People say the Cubans are over rated, but there's nothing else I'll smoke.  The Dominican Cohibas I buy 4 of them and one will be decent, never had a Cuban I didn't like.  It's just too darn expensive throwing away 3 of 4 cigars just to get a good one.  The really small ones that come in the metal package are the most consistent, but they are really small...
     
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    Depends what you like.  I wonder if your quality problem has anything to do with  Dominican versions of Cuban brands.  I could recommend a few things that you should be able to lay hands on that are worth the time and money. 
     
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    When I came home from Vietnam in 1970, I had already figured out my Dad was right, and I went off to college. (I figured he was right my first day over there!)Upon graduation, I enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police, where I served for 26 years.(What the hell, I had one weekend off per month for my entire career!) I follow no other professional sport other than my beloved BRUINS. Will be married(to the same girl) for 40 years this fall. Both my children are school teachers. I spend my time volunteering in "soup kitchens" , nursing homes and Veterans Centers. I enjoy raising English Setters, restoring vintage Damascus shotgun barrels, and hunting grouse and woodcock each Fall in Pa,NY,Maine or Wisconsin.(I miss wbz radio..could always pull in BRUINS games out in the "boonies") I collect vintage bamboo flyrods, and fish the upper regions of the Delaware River(not frequently enough) I have a press and a few barrels, so I still make wine each year with the guidance of my 95 year old father.(and home made Italian sausage and "sopresata".) I enjoy cooking very much, going to the movies, and enjoying grandchildren. My avatar is of Wes Studi, who played "Magua" in the 1992 version of Last of the Mohicans. Watchtower was my radio identifier("handle") during my service in what they call today a "special operation" as a US Marine.
     
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    Im a retired industrial mechanic from a local steel mill and enjoy the quality fishing and hunting our Northern Ontario Algoma region offers....outside of following our Bruins faithfully I enjoy guitar picking and restoring old vehicles...am presently working on a 58 Chevy hardtop...used to enjoy cigars too til the wife said either they or the " white owls " go.....I'm still here!
     
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    I'm a food service delivery specialist and working on a Comp Sci degree.  I'm a little late on the career uptake as I was busy chasing the music dream for nearly 15 years.
     
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    Depends what you like.  I wonder if your quality problem has anything to do with  Dominican versions of Cuban brands.  I could recommend a few things that you should be able to lay hands on that are worth the time and money. 
    Posted by Bookboy007


    The best cigar I ever had was a Troya.  It was from a Navy guy from Guantanomo Bay, this was in 1999.  Me & a buddy were having beers in the garage underneath his house, his wife was complaining that cigars smell awful and that the smell would get into the house.  After I started smoking she actually came outside saying 'wow, that smells really good.'  It was in a silver tube with blue lettering.  I've heard that Troya made their cigars with whatever was left over from other cigar companies so no telling what I really got.  I've not found a Troya since when I was in Aruba or in Montreal.

    I like the Cuban Cohibas, other than the Troya, the best I've had and consistent, never had a bad one.

    Cuban Romeo y Juliettas, are good, but I think I 'overdosed' once.  I hadn't smoked in a really long time and after I finished I started getting really really nervous and had to lie down to sleep.  I had dreams of evil clowns at this scarey carnival.  Must have been nicotime overdose.

    The small Cohibas in the tins (Cigarello?) I find are consistent from Dominica.  The problem is they are small.  I have to buy the Dominican Cohibas in bunches and the ratio is 1 good one out of 4, so it's just outrageously expensive for me to smoke them.

    If I could ever find anything like that Troya again.  It was really sweet and like I said, even a bystander non-smoker thought it smelled good.
     

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