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Today's victim is Rain1Dog. I first met Rain when we were allegiance mates in AC2 and he has become one of my best friends online. He lives just outside of New Orleans and, as most of you know, works as a lineman (same as my dad). Despite his gruff facade, he's a sweetheart of a guy who rescued a little kitten and is now stuck with him (he will kill me for telling on him!! tongue ) and is very close with his family.

So, Rain.....tell everyone more!!

Previous Focus On victims include:

Rikostan
Caledric
Trunks-san_MT
MoFoEskimo
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pkhere
Oedipus_Zarathustra
ghostparasyte
hart_thorin
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FIRST!

 

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I really wanna read this one. happy

Oh btw, red fish and sweet baked pots. sounds wonderful Rain. love

 

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*taps foot*

 

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This will be very interesting.

 

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AC2....

I'm BLEEEEDING!

 

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Back to page 1.

He's supposed to be around this afternoon.

/taps fingers on desk

 

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pokey

 

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Just got home..

took longer than I thought at work.

Sorry Lynea for this morning! love Heh..Ghetto.

 

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Are we there yet?

 

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Woot! Louisiana represent!

 

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I was born on June 14th, 1976 in Metairie louisiana. My father graduated top of his class in highschool and college he is a very smart man, an engineer. He also got a low draft number and became a fighter pilot in Vietnam(f-4s and later moved on to Spookys). He met my mom in Germany and brought her back to the states and he got a job with Kaiser Alu after the war. He worked his way up the ladder at work and become a VP of Kaiser so my mom never had to work and she raised myself and my little sister(Diana). We moved to West Virgina for awhile and god did that suck. I HATE cold...I hate cold, wet, cloudy conditions I LOVE HEAT pure sun. If its not 95 degrees with pure sun im not happy. We stayed in West Virgina for a few years and moved back to Kenner, Louisiana and have been here ever since.

I attended an all boys high school(Holy Cross) and played the hell out of baseball(shortstop). My passions in highschool were gaming, baseball, football, going out and partying(HARD). In New Orleans bars never close and you can drink at any time anywhere if you want. I lived uptown(college scene-Tulane, loyola, and UNO) and in the French Quater. I was never a drinker, hate alcohol, but I loved smoking pot. On the weekends we would hit bars like Lucys retired surfers, Ernst Cafe, Whisky Blue, Tipitina's(saw 311, Garbage, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains all perform here in a building that held about 75 people). I got myself in a good bit of trouble while in highschool. I got suspended a few days for faking a docs note to skip school and go over to Laurens house while her mom was at work thinking . I got busted because my sister went to school with Lauren and found out and ratted me out, lol. I also went home once stoned off of my ass with Lauren and my parents figured I was fried. Lauren used to sleep over at my parents house all the time because she went to LSU(60 miles from New Orleans). They searched my pockets and found a bag of pot and they FREAKED. My parents have zero tolerance for that type of crap, they dont drink or smoke either. So they called Laurens parents over and me and Lauren had to sit down and explain our drug habbits, lol. I chilled with the drugs for a long time after that.

Since I never drank and stopped getting loaded I always drove, which was fine by me, as when I wanted to leave we left. One of my friends had a rental car for the night and we were 18 at the time. In La you have to be 25 to have a renatl car. We went to a pool hall and shot stick for a few hours and the guys got drunk and stoned and I was sober. So I drove home. While driving me and my friends used to pull up the emergency brake to make the rear tires lock up and make the car do a 180 or 360 and 20-40mph. We had done this MANY times before. For some reason I didnt feel good about this one time but my friends kept asking to do it...pull it up...pull it.. Well I didnt pull up the break but john in shotgun pulled the break up and I was not ready for it and we lost control of the car. We started spinning and I couldnt regain control of the car and slamned into a electric pole and totaled the car. We some how got the car off the pole and drove back to my house. Then the guy who had the car said I would have to pay for the car...I starred him in the eye and said,'what the f&uck" are you talking about?" Its your rental car, your stoned, drunk, and you have drigs on you...I drove cause you couldnt and john pulled the break. Well he said he would ring my parents bell at 1 am to tell them and I said if you do I will knock you out. Well he ran the bell and I knocked him out. I punched him so hard in the face he knees went limp and he hit the ground. My dad came out saw what was going on and flipped out, lol. I ended up being in the right cause I was sober and the car was not registered to me.

Once I got into college another one of my friends had a pilots lic and we would hit different colleges on the weekend for party's. We would fly to USM for a night and party, and then fly to Ole Miss for Saturday, and then fly into LSU for sunday nights and then be back to UNO for monday night. This is where I went crazy wild in life. I tried almost every drug known to man and hooked up with girls that I met only once. I hated most drugs though. I hated anything speedy since I am a hyper person by nature I found a love for opiates. I would go out with friends to inside bars and outside floating bars so amped up. I would take in around 500mg of opiates in a day(average dose is around 10-40mg) I built a monster tolerance. I would take hydrocdone, Oxycodone, Morphine, Fent, Hydromorphone, Oxymorphone, Methadone and I would be euphoric and mellow for HOURS. I loved going out on the lake with our boats and jet skis to a place called the prop stop and take a few opiates and love life. I would say from 22-27 I was going out almost every other night partying and get loaded. Then I had a friend die from an OD she was young from a mixture of drugs and that rocked me to the core and I slowed down. I finished school and got a degree in computer science.

I landed a job with Gateway CPus as a net admin and LOVED the job. This is when I met Lynea, Rhett, Kuldar, UnholyGhost. I just got back into gaming via the N64. I used to have friends over all the time to play Goldeneye, Mario Kart, NFL Blitz. Well once of my friends said I should try Quake since I loved Goldeneye but refused as I thoguth it was a single player game. He showed me otherwise and I became addicted to fragging. I would spend HOURS online playing Quake and then Half Life came along and I fiended for CTF, and CS. After the FPS's another friend showed me Everquest and then I became a zombie with this game. I would play Eq at work and then when I got home for 5-8 hours a night. I got bored of Eq and saw Ac2 was coming out and gave it a shot and picked FF server and came across, Epik(Lynea, TUG, Rhett, Kuldar). Lynea introced me to these boards and have been great friends with her ever since. I have spoke with Lynea many times over the phone, webcam, and PMs. She has been there for me in some very hard times and I owe a lot to her. She has been a very kind person, thanks Lynea. love I got bored of sitting inside working on CPUs and was looking for something different.



I saw Entergy was hiring and I apllied and landed the job. I have never worked with electricity, tools, diggers, or heights at all in my life. I was as green as they come. I had to get adjusted to Heights, high voltages and all kinds of equipment that I had never used in my life. I was a white collar guy going into a blue collar work force. I got abused for the first few years by my peers, lol. They LOVED watching me try and use a shovel, or a tool. I loved it though. I loved using my body and mind to complete a job. There is a lot of satisfaction to be had after you over come your fear of heights and fear of electricity and you build a span and heat up a building. I take A LOT of pride in the fact I wont let ANY job beat me down. I dont care how high the volts nor the height I will get her done. Its a very rewarding job and pays very well.

I have met a few people from gaming and became great friends with them. I met Stacy in CoH and her and I became GREAT friends. She lives in Denver and once a year she comes to New Orleans and I go to Denver and we hit up Keystone park and ski. I have met some great people from these baords and gaming.



I LOVE animals. I have had dogs, turtles, hamsters, cats, rabbits all my life. Right before Katrina I saved a kitten on the street covered in ants in the lower 9th ward(Ghetto) and I named him Ghetto, heh. All black cat named ghetto.

The only things in life that really piss me off are animal abuse, a guy hitting a female, cursing at a lady, child abuse, and lazy people. I can flip out if I see a lady being abused or animals being beat.

I have one true love in life and I messed that up due to my partying. I still love her and would do anything for her.

My hobbys include fishing, working on my car(sports coupe-racing it), gaming, work, BBQ with friends, boating, skiing.



Thats really about it...


A quick vid of my work






















I have a few tats on my arms and back and shoulders. I work out too..love working out. I am 6 foot and weight around 178lbs and about 12% body fat.






























 

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Interesting read!

 

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wow good story. Nice read. You have/had a very interesting life! Congrats that you made it this far. Your really cool!
~Devious~

And a great writer!

 

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ooo and cute too...



You must have been very busy after Katrina...

 

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deviousdragon posted:
ooo and cute too...



You must have been very busy after Katrina...




Storm surge from katrina from a plant at Entergy on the Lake. That wall of water is about 45 feet high.

I worked for five months straight 16 hour days with one day off. My parents lost their house and lived with me for a few months. I have never worked so hard in my life than I did after Katrina.

Worst condition? IN the CBD in a vault standing in 4 feet of water in LSU medical center in a room that had floating Kadavas(spelling) that had been rotting in 98 degree heat and water for eight days working ona feeder. I had on a full bio suit and masks...it was horrid.

 

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cool read rain...


I loved the part about your buddy having a pilot's license in college. That would be incredibly badass and useful for weekends.

 

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Cool read.

 

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Thanks for sharing. love

 

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You've had a very interesting life. Glad to see you're not using any more. Thanks for sharing!

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good read !

keep your nose clean and eye on teh prize!

 

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"...I am a hyper person by nature..."

HOOORAH!

Good read thanks.

I may be swinging thru New Orleans depending on when I can get some time off.

 

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Wow, very interesting life so far.
Animal lover... very cool so am I.
And hell yes you are a cutie!!! love

Thanks for sharing hon.

 

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pkhere posted:
Wow, very interesting life so far.
Animal lover... very cool so am I.
And hell yes you are a cutie!!! love

Thanks for sharing hon.


Thanks!

How was your fishing trip the other day?

 

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We had fun just driving aroun mostly. The lakes were huge. I really need to find us a good size boat. If we had a boat, no one would see us at all on the weekends until it got dark. Thanks for asking hon. hugs

 

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EpiK 4 lif, yo.

 

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Thanks for sharing happy

 

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TheUnholyGhost posted:
EpiK 4 lif, yo.


Long time no see. How you doing?

 

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Thanks for sharing Rain happy

 

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Thanks for sharing Rain happy


Np glad you all enjoyed the read. If you all ever have any question feel from to PM and ask any questions. If you have problemswith your power if you can try and describe your situation I might be able to help as i have connections in different areas and might br about to get some prioreity to your outage of ir you just need some info always feel freeto PM and ask. happy

 

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If you have problemswith your power if you can try and describe your situation I might be able to help as i have connections in different areas and might br about to get some prioreity to your outage of ir you just need some info always feel freeto PM and ask. happy

Thanks for the offer, but I have a friend that works at the local power plant. tongue

 

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TheUnholyGhost posted:
EpiK 4 lif, yo.



Ah the glory days of AC2...

 

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cool pic

 

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