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bb5-0
02-07-2003, 12:02 AM
I know this has been done before, but with so many new members posting lately, it could be nice to do another round!
You could suddenly realize that that guy living next door or working out in your gym is also on the board ....
Any new european members ?
I know Kendo's from Ireland...

As you probably know, I'm from the heart of europe, Brussels,Belgium, Europe...and you ?

iluvlifting2001
02-07-2003, 05:06 AM
Raleigh, NC USA

bigjay00
02-07-2003, 05:19 AM
Amherst, MA, USA

GettingBigger
02-07-2003, 07:03 AM
Charm City
Baltimore, Maryland

wspe
02-07-2003, 07:16 AM
The Desert
Nevada


"A wishbone aint no substitute for a backbone"

Axe
02-07-2003, 07:35 AM
southwestern countryside, Ontario, Canada

Eye2_Man
02-07-2003, 07:45 AM
If the Earth needed an enema, they'd stick the nozzle in Dallas. Unfortuneately, that's where I currently reside.

Hey bb5-0, have you ever had a Stella Artois? Is it good? That don't sell it anywhere around here. Even called Interbrew to find out about it. Not sold here for some reason.

Hibiscus09
02-07-2003, 08:32 AM
Carolina Girls -- Best in the World!

Columbia, South Carolina

Eye2_Man
02-07-2003, 08:38 AM
Hi Hibiscus09, are you at Fort Jackson?

Hibiscus09
02-07-2003, 08:40 AM
I'm not at Fort Jackson, but if you take a right out of my neighborhood - it's about 2 blocks up the road. I hear the soldiers in the morning when I'm walking Nicky -- they sound like they have more energy than me. :)

TrishB
02-07-2003, 09:21 AM
Canton, Massachusetts.....for now.
Supply, NC.....come this June.

TwoWalks
02-07-2003, 09:24 AM
Born Southern Oregon

Married resident of Sonora, California USA

bb5-0
02-07-2003, 10:04 AM
Eye_2Man

Heybb5-0, have you ever had a Stella Artois?

Sure! What do you think I fill my bathtub with when I have a bath? It's one of the best supps I know

batteryrequired
02-07-2003, 10:13 AM
Northern Indiana (currently the frozen tundra...wishes he were in Carolina's or Key West)

Minotaur
02-07-2003, 10:30 AM
At the shore in Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA.

Homie
02-07-2003, 11:21 AM
Western HELLINOIS, where it's a balmy 8 degrees as we speak, with a wind chill of -5. Thankfully my gym has a great steam room...AAHHHHH HEAT AND HUMIDITY!

Brother Phil
02-07-2003, 11:26 AM
Centerville, NC (1 hr NE of Raleigh)

WarriorPoet
02-07-2003, 11:27 AM
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

edster951
02-07-2003, 12:12 PM
Invercargill, New Zealand

Its at the bottom of the south Island.

New Zealand is in the South Pacific, just east of Australia.

MagicMel
02-07-2003, 12:58 PM
Lakewood, CA That's in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area.

booga
02-07-2003, 02:40 PM
South Burbs of Chicago Illinois

Phatman1179
02-07-2003, 03:10 PM
NE OHIO, outside of Akron, Stow Ohio to be exact. I work out at Fitworks.

snakeman
02-07-2003, 03:25 PM
port st lucie florida, wonderful south florida.

Gator
02-07-2003, 03:29 PM
South siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid eeeee......

Booga, where u at out south ??

Gator

Dutchman
02-07-2003, 04:57 PM
The Villages, Florida (an hour NW of Orlando)

back2it
02-07-2003, 05:14 PM
Mount Albert Ontario

Original Poster
02-07-2003, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Eye2_Man
.
......have you ever had a Stella Artois? Is it good?


Awsome, smooth and clean tasting.

Occasionally on my carb-up menu. ;)



The Chicago Area. :D

IPR
02-07-2003, 05:36 PM
Born and raised in London, UK.

Now live in Tokyo, Japan.

Roxie
02-07-2003, 05:45 PM
California!!!! San Jose area

Hibiscus09
02-07-2003, 05:52 PM
IPR, I went to Tokyo & then to Nagano for the Winter Olympics. :) I really liked Japan. I'd like to go to London but haven't been there yet.

rjmacbay
02-07-2003, 06:41 PM
San Diego, CA but living in Seoul, SK for now, dont know for how long at this point in time because things are changing in my world very fast as of late. I may be moving back to SD or Nevada or Wash. or London or just staying here in Seoul.

tazman
02-07-2003, 06:46 PM
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

MiloMan
02-07-2003, 07:13 PM
From - a large, very sparsely-populated, western US state with one seat in the House of Reps. State #44.

At - a large, somewhat sparsely-populated, mid-western state with three House seats. State #37.

drew_bledsoe
02-07-2003, 07:31 PM
worcester, massachusetts USA

Phatman1179
02-08-2003, 06:50 AM
Hey Drew I thought you moved to Upstate New York last year!

Hibiscus09
02-08-2003, 08:15 AM
When I was waiting for this post to come up I just knew you were going to say something like that. :)

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina. . .

TrishB
02-08-2003, 08:19 AM
I was waiting for it too...I just did not know if the move would be his or hers. This is soooo exciting. :)

Hibiscus09
02-08-2003, 08:39 AM
I'll keep you guys in my prayers. :) It's hard when moving children -- I'm sure. It may be tough at first but these things work themselves out.

ctgblue
02-08-2003, 12:54 PM
I'm just hoping that the prayers will help clear the way. I couldn't want anything more than to have them all here.
Thanks ladies :D:D:D

Hibiscus, I've dropped 10lbs and no muscle so those abs are looking to be there by summer :p

Charger
02-08-2003, 01:09 PM
Central Iowa, if you buy a Maytag, it probably came from here, well so far.

Macattack
02-08-2003, 01:34 PM
San Jauquin Valley, land of fruits and nuts and some veggies too

Fresno, Ca.

Charger
02-08-2003, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by Macattack
San Jauquin Valley, land of fruits and nuts and some veggies too

Fresno, Ca.
Im sorry Mac but I just gotta. So would you consider yourself a fruit, nut or a veggie? :D

Hibiscus09
02-08-2003, 01:41 PM
ctgblue -- I was asked at the gym yesterday by one of the trainers what I was doing because my abs were really starting to pop out. :) Congrats on the 10lbs. My bodyfat has dropped to about 17% but I've only lost a little over one and three quarter lbs. I know guys like that retaining lean mass, losing fat thing but I really wish the scales would drop some.

TrishB
02-08-2003, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Charger
Im sorry Mac but I just gotta. So would you consider yourself a fruit, nut or a veggie? :D

LMAO :D

Axe
02-08-2003, 03:40 PM
Charger...that's WAY too funny! I was thinking exactly the same thing! LMAO! :D

gbat
02-08-2003, 04:16 PM
Bowling Green, Ohio. Famous home of that great power lifter, Scott Hamilton. :D

Dutchman
02-08-2003, 04:44 PM
IPR, Tokyo ni, doko de sunde imasu ka? I lived in Tokyo (Sakura Shinmachi)for several years and loved it. I still miss Roppongi, the camaradie at the American Club ( I never visited the British Club but heard it was cool also), riding the treadmill from green to tee at the golf courses, sake and teppanyaki restaurants. Ganbatte kudasai!

bman189
02-08-2003, 05:15 PM
from douglasville,ga. just west of atlanta
live in newberry,sc.
work in florence,sc.
damn im tired

Macattack
02-08-2003, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Macattack
San Jauquin Valley, land of fruits and nuts and some veggies too

Fresno, Ca.

All of the above Charger, of course i left that window wide open for you to crawl into, LMAO........

Hibiscus09
02-08-2003, 06:15 PM
bman, my sweetie graduated from Newberry College! :)

Belle
02-09-2003, 01:04 AM
I'm in the Manawatu, New Zealand, on the north island.

Born in Daveyhulme, nr Manchester in the Uk though and lived in lancashire for a while.

bman189
02-09-2003, 06:51 AM
my son is planning on starting his college carrer at newberry
and the way he is talking i do mean carrer

Hibiscus09
02-09-2003, 07:10 AM
My daughter is at College of Charleston -- I'm hoping she'll finish in the 4 years allotted! :) Lol

Eye2_Man
02-09-2003, 12:28 PM
Hey Hibiscus09, IPR, and Dutchman! Maybe these'll bring back some memories. My wife is from Kobe. We go back to see her folks once or twice a year.

Fuji from airplane:
http://home.attbi.com/~pzvie/fuji.jpg

Akashi Kaikyo Hashi (largest single span in the world, about a 5 minute walk from wife's house in Tarumi-ku)
http://home.attbi.com/~pzvie/hashi.jpg

My babe catching two fish with one cast.
http://home.attbi.com/~pzvie/kz.jpg

Me and the Kodama Shinkansen.
http://home.attbi.com/~pzvie/shinkan.jpg

Sunset as seen from fishing boat in Okayama.
http://home.attbi.com/~pzvie/ok.jpg

RailStar!
http://home.attbi.com/~pzvie/railstar.jpg

Hibiscus09
02-09-2003, 01:27 PM
Thanks, Eye2 Man, I'll have to dig some of mine up. :) Those were fun -- I enjoyed look at them!

nutzo
02-09-2003, 04:51 PM
Kent Island, Maryland. Home of the left wing loonies. A place where they want to make you safe by taking your guns. We have the most restrictive guns laws in America but one of the highest murder rates in America....go figure.

IPR
02-09-2003, 05:06 PM
Hib.......wow you came here for the Olympics, my wife is from a small town just outside Nagano, so have visited it many times. I went around the venues whilst they were being built, but stayed away during the actual event.....too many tourists ;)

Dutchman.....I live in a reisdential area called Kugahara, soutwest Tokyo, and work in Omotesando.

Eye.....great photos. I haven't actually been to Kobe, looks great though.

I just went away for the weekend to Hakone, to an onsen. Great time and I love the rotenburo, especially with a few of Mount Fuji :)

nutzo
02-09-2003, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by IPR
Hib.......wow you came here for the Olympics, my wife is from a small town just outside Nagano, so have visited it many times. I went around the venues whilst they were being built, but stayed away during the actual event.....too many tourists ;)

Dutchman.....I live in a reisdential area called Kugahara, soutwest Tokyo, and work in Omotesando.

Eye.....great photos. I haven't actually been to Kobe, looks great though.

I just went away for the weekend to Hakone, to an onsen. Great time and I love the rotenburo, especially with a few of Mount Fuji :) Hey IPR, I spent some time in Iwakuni Japan way back in 1981. I took the bullet train up to Kobe by myself. It was quite an experience. The train was very clean and everyone was well dressed, excpet for me in bluejeans! It was weird having everyone speaking and understanding each other, myself being the exception. I remember leaving my bicycle unchained outside the train station in Iwakuni and it was there when I got back that night. I figured like here in the USA it would've been stolen. Didn't really understand Japan that much back then. I have lots of respect for the Japanese.

Eye2_Man
02-09-2003, 06:01 PM
IPR, yeah! One of my favorite places with onsen is Atami. That's close to Hakone isn't it? Atami almost looks European.

Belle
02-09-2003, 06:50 PM
So what's he like?

mntbikedude
02-09-2003, 06:52 PM
Utah

Hibiscus09
02-09-2003, 06:53 PM
He was really nice -- CBS brought him on the trip -- we went with CBS. Fran Drescher was there also -- it was cool. :)

Hibiscus09
02-09-2003, 07:06 PM
I'll share a few of my Japan photos -- :)

Here's me and my friend, Cindy (I'm the less blonde of the pair) at the top of a mountain watching acrobatic skiers (or whatever that's called). You can see the "snowlets" in the background -- they were the owl mascot. It was beyond cold to a South Carolina girl!

Hibiscus09
02-09-2003, 07:08 PM
And here I am with some Japanese drummers who really put on a great show! They had beautiful arms!

Hibiscus09
02-09-2003, 07:09 PM
Finally, here's a really cute man I picked up in Japan. He said his specialty was martial arts -- do you guys know him? Lol By the way, I'd been hitting the sauce pretty heavy so that's why I look extra happy! :)

JEFF7322
02-09-2003, 07:10 PM
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

MiloMan
02-09-2003, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by nutzo
Kent Island, Maryland. Home of the left wing loonies. A place where they want to make you safe by taking your guns. We have the most restrictive guns laws in America but one of the highest murder rates in America....go figure.
I like you already!

bob_alfisti
02-09-2003, 08:07 PM
spent a couple of years in charleston, south carolina (college of charleston). another couple of years in carbondale, illinois (southern illinois uni) and a couple more years in charleston, illinois (eastern illinois uni-grad school). currently in kuala lumpur, malaysia (that's in the Far East).

tracyb555
02-09-2003, 09:37 PM
I'm in the SW Chicago burbs (not far from Gator), but will be moving to DC area this summer.

jon9851
02-09-2003, 10:18 PM
Grossse Pointe Woods Michigan

Original Poster
02-10-2003, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Hibiscus09
Finally, here's a really cute man I picked up in Japan. He said his specialty was martial arts -- do you guys know him? Lol By the way, I'd been hitting the sauce pretty heavy so that's why I look extra happy! :)


Hib, you never told us you were married to Chucky Baby.
Can we have free lessons when we come to visit ya ?
LOL

Hibiscus, pretty as a flower but has the strike of a Python.]
Qui Chain Kane move over. LOL


PECE

Hibiscus09
02-10-2003, 05:52 PM
Hey that description kind of suits (especially the strike of a Python part!)

What's a Qui Chain Kane?

cloggy
02-11-2003, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by bb5-0
I know this has been done before, but with so many new members posting lately, it could be nice to do another round!
You could suddenly realize that that guy living next door or working out in your gym is also on the board ....
Any new european members ?
I know Kendo's from Ireland...

As you probably know, I'm from the heart of europe, Brussels,Belgium, Europe...and you ? He bb5, I'm dutch but work 50% of my time in Brussels. What gym do you go to?

Original Poster
02-11-2003, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by Hibiscus09
Hey that description kind of suits (especially the strike of a Python part!)

What's a Qui Chain Kane?

That was the Character played by David Caradine in an old TV series called "Kung Fu".

"When you can snatch the dumbell from my hand, grasshopper, only then are you ready. "

LOL

Sasha4
02-11-2003, 05:44 AM
Hi!

We're neighbors! I'm in Germany right now... will be here for the next 1.5 years then heading back to Canada.

cloggy
02-11-2003, 05:51 AM
Originally posted by Sasha4
Hi!

We're neighbors! I'm in Germany right now... will be here for the next 1.5 years then heading back to Canada. Whereabouts in Germany? Didn't know there was a Canadian military base in Ge.

Sasha4
02-11-2003, 06:10 AM
Yeah, we have small detachments in a few places. You are right, all of our large bases closed in the 90s. Living in Berlin right now! Cool city!

Richie
02-11-2003, 06:14 AM
Melbourne, Australia the land of................................................ ..................well, nothing really!!!

Richie

Original Poster
02-11-2003, 06:16 AM
Originally posted by Richie
Melbourne, Australia the land of................................................ ..................well, nothing really!!!

Richie


You are from there, and your pretty BIG. ;)

Richie
02-11-2003, 06:28 AM
Originally posted by Chi_town
You are from there, and your pretty BIG. ;)

yes you're right.

Melbourne, Australia. The Land of...........Me!!! LOL :-)

Richie

bb5-0
02-11-2003, 06:31 AM
Cloggy,

I train in a small, old-fashioned gym called NCQ in the North of Brussels (Koekelberg)- no high tech machines, but hardcore with nice, hard-working people

Nice to see other europeans on board!

Hibiscus09
02-11-2003, 06:48 AM
Chi Town -- I loved Kung Fu & watched it a lot. That's so funny I didn't recognize his name -- guess I'm getting old & it's been a while since I've seen that show.

batteryrequired
02-11-2003, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by Hibiscus09
Finally, here's a really cute man I picked up in Japan. He said his specialty was martial arts -- do you guys know him? Lol By the way, I'd been hitting the sauce pretty heavy so that's why I look extra happy! :)


Oh man, you lucky lady!!! I have watched him and followed him since he was working thru the rankings in martial arts in kick boxing. How did you manage to meet him? Pretty good shape for a sixty some year old guy isn't he? I am jealous....

Hibiscus09
02-11-2003, 07:52 AM
We were on a trip with CBS to the Olympics. Both Chuck Norris and Fran Drescher were on the trip with us.

MagicMel
02-11-2003, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by Hibiscus09 re:Qui Chain Kane
Chi Town -- I loved Kung Fu & watched it a lot. That's so funny I didn't recognize his name -- guess I'm getting old & it's been a while since I've seen that show
That's 'cuz it's spelled Kwai Chang Caine.
And I wish they would produce a DVD series of that show!

Hibiscus09
02-11-2003, 09:04 AM
Ya'll are confusing me now -- you could tell me it was Kwai Kun Carradine Gung Ho & I still wouldn't know who's giving me accurate info - I'll have to look it up!

Hibiscus09
02-11-2003, 09:05 AM
Okay, Mel, you're right (this time).

MagicMel
02-11-2003, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by Hib
Okay, Mel, you're right (this time).
My co-worker here has a television show encyclopedia. I made sure to get the spelling right before I posted because I knew "someone" was goin' to dis' me if I got it wrong.

phikappa
02-11-2003, 09:43 AM
San Diego, CA....Where it's finally raining after the dryest January on record (not a drop).

kendo
02-11-2003, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by bb5-0
Cloggy,

I train in a small, old-fashioned gym called NCQ in the North of Brussels (Koekelberg)- no high tech machines, but hardcore with nice, hard-working people

Nice to see other europeans on board!

Is BigCat not from Brussells BB?

cloggy
02-12-2003, 03:53 AM
BC is from Belgium alright, bit I didn't think he was from Brussels. Doesn't matter very much, the whole country is only slightly bigger than NYC... :D

bb5-0
02-12-2003, 04:31 AM
right cloggy! I think he's from the Northern area, probably near the North sea, only about 70 miles from Brussels.

Amanda
02-12-2003, 06:51 PM
I'm from Sydney, Australia.

Richie, I think you meant to say "the land of beautiful women" didn't you??

Richie
02-13-2003, 05:28 AM
yes i did!! thank-you for correcting me Amanda.

what about 'The Land of Me and Beautiful Women"

mmmm this sounds better all the time!!

Richie

bb5-0
02-14-2003, 12:04 AM
Well, if I'm not mistaken, 49 different people have answered this thread already ! It's getting crowded in here!
Seems like more and more over35 (and even over 50) are working out nowadays! Good news!

Who's going to be n°50 ?

Stefanogym
02-14-2003, 05:28 AM
i am from Italy, Civitavecchia, by the sea, near Rome

i lived for 33 fantastic days in summer 2001 in Florham Park, NJ

Hibiscus09
02-14-2003, 05:53 AM
Great picture, Stefanogym!

I've been to Italy a couple of times & I always tell my husband that's where I want to live when we retire. We're only going to really retire to the beach here in South Carolina, but Italy's a nice dream! :)

bb5-0
02-14-2003, 07:40 AM
Ciao Italia!
Dov'é Florham Park ? Anch'io ho passato 3 settimane indimenticabilli in NJ, vicino a Trenton. E conosco Roma molto bene. Che bellissima cittą!

Nice to have another european on board!

Stefanogym
02-14-2003, 07:50 AM
Florham park is in New Jersey...Morris county..
well answering to hibiscus...my dream is Usa...your dream is italy...

Stefanogym
02-14-2003, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by bb5-0
Ciao Italia!
Dov'é Florham Park ? Anch'io ho passato 3 settimane indimenticabilli in NJ, vicino a Trenton. E conosco Roma molto bene. Che bellissima cittą!

Nice to have another european on board!

parli molto bene italiano, complimenti...vedo che sei del Belgio?

bb5-0
02-14-2003, 07:58 AM
Stefanogym,
parli molto bene italiano


Grazie! Ho gią passato molto tempo in Italia: Roma, firenze, Taranto, Catania, Pordenone, Pescara, Venezia ...
Complimenti per la tua pagina web e per i tuoi resultati!

Hibiscus,

I wouldn't mind retiring and live in Italy -and the beach of South Carolina wouldn't be bad either...

Hibiscus09
02-14-2003, 08:36 AM
bb5-0 -- I never took Italian -- just Latin -- but I can see that you've spent some time in Italy & you really like Stefano's webpage and the results he's achieved! :)

We have a home at Kiawah Island -- the beach there is beautiful!!!

bb5-0
02-14-2003, 08:41 AM
Hibiscus!
Now we can add another advantage to working out and taking
care of your diet: not only do you get more muscular, energetic and healthier but it allows you to understand foreign languages
without effort :-)

I think you could settle in Italy without any problem!

Hibiscus09
02-14-2003, 09:27 AM
I'm going back to get my Masters in January in Marriage & Family Counseling -- I want to take Italian while I'm there -- my Latin professor said it would be a breeze for me because it's just like one of the declensions in Latin. However, I'm sure I'll give that beautiful language a "special" Southern twang! LOL

tracyb555
02-14-2003, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by Sasha4
Yeah, we have small detachments in a few places. You are right, all of our large bases closed in the 90s. Living in Berlin right now! Cool city!

Hi Stephanie!

My husband & I were both in the military when we met. When I got out, he was assigned to Berlin, and we lived there for two years and I loved it! We were there when the Berlin wall came down, and that is the year our daughter was born. We'd love to go back and visit someday to show her where she was born.