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  1. Hey all. I'm still here. The cancer is still very much present. I was feeling good during the summer thanks to the weather and keeping myself occupied around the house/yard. In the summer I was on oral chemo meds and they had zero side effects. Unfortunately, my most recent CT scan showed some new growth. With the recent downgrade in health I am back to intravenous meds and I forgot how much they knock you on your ass. I wish I were an optimist, but there's no surviving this. Nothing I've made recently is worthy of a standalone thread. Not being able to travel doesn't lend itself to being truly creative behind the camera. I might post some stuff in the Photography Thread in a few weeks though. I wish this were an option if COVID wasn't fucking shit up right now.
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  2. Dudes hands are backwards. Thats gangster as shit
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  3. Giving first crack at this to the peanut gallery here on the forum... We are officially hiring several positions for both 12ozProphet and 12ozCollective. Link to job listings: https://12ozcollective.com/careers/ As all of you following along for more than a minute know, we quietly shifted into building out a screen printing facility about two years back. Well, I'm happy to say that things have been going super freakin well, despite the rest of the world being a dumpster fire and we're at the tail end of building two nice new buildings and have placed orders for two new auto presses and a grip of super high end manufacturing equipment that is presently being shipped over from Holland, Portugal and Italy. Likewise, we'll be expanding into embroidery in house, as well as automating a ton of stuff including the ability to fold, custom pack and label products, as well as all kinds of cool automation for screen reclaim and developing. We are also preparing to push into cut / sew, as well as dedicating the second building to white glove fulfillment services. Anyhow, most of these jobs require that you move out to our location, which is an awesome idea for most people after seeing what pandemic life is like in most parts of the country. If interested, check out the 12ozCollective Careers link and apply or hit me up if you have questions. We plan to start putting these jobs on blast so don't sleep. Some positions are immediate, rest will be filled when the buildings come online in the first half of May. xoxo, Misteraven
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  4. I straight up haven't posted or visited this Forum in 10 years and just get an email notifying me I've been mentioned in this thread... I'm currently in the process of opening a pizza shop and just got the keys to the spot yesterday.... life is fucking weird yall. Wonk saggin.
    14 points
  5. Yo, so I was 5 hours late to work today because the forum clock was broken, please fix it.
    13 points
  6. As far as I know (and the attending Doctors) my condition began from acid reflux (GERD) and must have evolved into what is called Barret's esophagus. Essentially, stomach acid eroded the lowest part of the esophagus and cancerous cells grew around the lining. I had not clue this was happening. I rarely ever had heartburn. It wasn't until I had difficulty swallowing food/drink and some intense chest pain that I sought medical advice. At that point it was too late and the cancer had metastasized to other spots (stomach, liver, and lymph nodes). Stage 4 for esophageal adenocarcinoma means surgery and full recovery/remission is no longer possible. My only option was/is chemotherapy. Radiation and immunotherapy would not be effective. My chemotherapy treatments initially began (Jan 2020) with a mix of three intravenous drugs called FOLFOX (Folinic acid, Fluorouracil, and Oxaliplatin) which I was on for 6 months. It was not fun, but those were able to shrink a lot of the growths. During the summer I was on Capcitabine which is an oral chemotherapy drug and had zero side effects. Unfortunately, the medication was not as effective and some spots had growth, so I was put back on intravenous drugs, this time a new drug that targets specific cancer growths (Trastuzumab). It seems to be helping so far, so I will continue on this path for now. My oncologist gave me 1-2 years, but every person is different. 14 months since my diagnosis and I've been doing well. I am back to my original weight (I had lost 30+ lbs). For all I know I could be around another 5 years. Who knows. I can say that in the 14 months of chemo I haven't vomited once. As long as I take the anti-nausea meds around when treatments are scheduled I can manage. I guess that's a plus.
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  7. Today is a monumental day for me. Last year today I received this email and it was also after one of the darkest periods of my life.landlord In Pittsburgh fucked us all over and managed to begin eviction process of all the tenants in the building. (Found out he was fired the day after we got back to Vegas and the eviction was under false pretenses and no action was taken against us) We ran out of time and resources and had no choice but to move back to Vegas. Out of everything. No hope. No place to live except a shared bedroom at my (didn’t want to be with him at the time) bf’s moms house. No money. And when I say no money I mean NONE. I let my nail license expire and had sold all my equipment/product the year previous. I had just finished school for a new career that I couldn’t find employment in. I had no fucking clue what to do or what was gonna happen. I swear the only thing I looked forward to was 12 oz. I got solid support from another member and will always be grateful for them. i told the CEO I would get there in 10 days and I had no idea how I was gonna make it happen. swallowing a lot of pride - I had to ask a friend for her flight points to get a flight here and ask dude if he could front me a month Airbnb until I get a paycheck. I packed two bags and and kicked rocks. all is so good now. saving money for a house. Looking forward to performance review and our camping road trip this summer after we handle some legal stuff in Vegas. just wanted to share.
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  8. Here’s this weeks mega flex...
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  9. I miss you guys! How is everyone? I have been utterly consumed with work and it has been physically and mentally kiwi king my ass. The last few months have been apartment hunting. We needed some space. I can walk to work now (15 min) And checks most boxes. my kid is gonna visit next month and planing a vacation (back to Vegas to get the dogs {why we needed the space}) love the place. good food near (phenomenal Thai food below) I woke up closer to 50 than 40 this morning. And took tmrw off (which would be a 12 hr) I feel I have some breathing room for a bit. Checkin in. Love you all. @NightmareOnElmStreetno shot for me.
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  10. Went up north to wrigleyville/boystown with my girl to check out this "thc" coffee shop.. it's Delta 8 thc so it doesn't get you baked or anything but I mentioned it the other day and she actually remembered about it so I ended up taking her.. here's how the day went.. the coffee I got was just a regular cafe con leche and my girl got a lavander vanilla latte.. you remember those Mr. Sketch markers as a kid that smelled like fruit n shit? The purple one? Well if that purple one had a taste that would be it.. not bad tho but I kept thinking about that marker so I didn't bother with a second sip.. also the delta 8 shit or whatever didn't do anything really.. just felt super relaxed if anything.. rude... this places version of an old fashioned.. Bourbon, mango, cherry, orange and citrus bitters.. surprisingly sweet but not in an overwhelming sense.. definitely not as sweet as her mai thai but sweet enough to crush a couple of em during the summer with ease.. Honey bbq sesame chicken with glazed pineapple and a California roll.. not too shabby.. back home to the block.. stopped at the local 711 for some snacks and now home.. Fin.
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  11. Besides some of the rules that make no sense like bars can’t serve alcohol unless they serve food also type shit is weird but what absolutely baffles me is how people will go out of their way, exert energy (negative towards me instead of positive towards yourself) to tell me that my mask is useless or calling me a sheep or some bullshit. Like-let me mind my muh fuckin business. How does me wearing a mask affect you so much that you feel that need for confrontation? But seriously, how can you be mad that it is legal/acceptable to walk around like this?
    11 points
  12. Nope. Will look like the Las Vegas strip if I let you guys start animating that stuff.
    11 points
  13. Hey guys, hope 2020 isn't busting your balls too hard. Was just thinking this morning that its so wild how many of you guys were around back during 9/11 and now will be able to later look back and say you were on here posting for the shit show that's been 2020. Anyhow, I know a few of you noticed I'd been MIA for the better part of two months and maybe a couple of you have noticed I've been lurking and posting again for the last week or two. Assume you guys are aware of the situation, but figured I'd post an update and do another one of my updates to keep you guys looped in. The screen printing business really turned a corner these last couple months. We'd honestly been doing fairly well for a new business since what I consider the official launch; September of 2019 when the website went live and I started really doing outreach. But its interesting to see how we happen to be one of those businesses that has actually benefited from COVID. Most of the industry is in CA with a lot in the North East. Obviously those areas were hard hit with all the shutdowns and meanwhile I've engineered my life around social distancing, so we were well positioned for this mess. Couple that with a lot of relationships, colleagues and friends from my old life and that lead to us getting super slammed with work. So for like 2 - 2.5 months or so, we basically worked 90+ hour work weeks trying to keep up with a series of huge jobs that came through. Actually have a number of jobs on deck this week and next, but these are all much easier to service and we've improved out processes and efficiencies exponentially in these last months so not the avalanche of work that the preceding couple of months were. Anyhow, we've since hired 4 additional full time people and added a roster of about 5 more temp workers. We're talking to our press manufacturer about several pieces of heavy equipment we're looking into getting for next summer and will very likely be moving into a 10,000+- sq ft building sometime next year. Anyhow, its pretty wild and being honest, I've had a tough time wrapping my head around whats happening and what my next steps should be. Seen lots of companies fail when they grow too fast and likewise, 2020 is a shit show and its only going to get worse as far as my personal opinion on the subject goes. Likewise, there's a huge opportunity here that will allow for a lot of exciting things and you guys already know that I plan to funnel a lot of that success and resource back into 12ozProphet and the brand. So in regards to screen printing, I'm still looking for good help. Most permanent positions are filled for now, but we'll be staffing again in Spring, if not sooner. I'm still open to internships and part time work that can likely turn into permanent positions if it works out exceptionally well. We definitely have a good thing right now and I'm looking to continue assembling the team that's going to keep it growing and improving. Plus being located where we are and the lifestyle that all that entails has been a hugely awesome decision that seems to be validated more and more with each days news. Anyhow, if any of you are looking for a big change or know someone that sounds like a good fit, DM me or email. As for 12ozProphet, obviously I'll be around a lot more regularly, at least until the next huge drop gets dropped in my lap. Even then I think we have things pretty well dialed in so even if things go bonkers again, I should be able to maintain on here. @Kults @Mercerand @Dirty_habiThave been hitting me up from time to time with news or updates. ------------ As far as the brand and 12ozProphet... I'm definitely going to replace the main website. Been a plan for ages and I've worked off and on putting something new together. Hate leaving it as a shop only, though the challenge is always keeping a stream of worthwhile content up. If nothing else, I've always wanted to have a place to showcase some of the notable projects and stuff we've worked on and perhaps have a place to post some basic news and updates. Not sure, but definitely want it to be more than a shop. Likewise, I am still planning a podcast. Few people I had sort of helping out have mostly disappeared so will need to figure out a manageable plan, but I havent given up on that yet. Likewise, I also want to create a regular email. Once a week or so, but definitely once or twice a month. Thinking of trying to reassemble a contributor team to help out with that, but we'll see. As far as the brand / product, that's obviously going to be a big focus. We'll start to see some of the real advantage we have with the screen printing company soon enough. Obviously I managed to push out some tees over the last couple years, but as mentioned above, we're turning a corner with that side of the business so I'll reapply efforts to the brand side that'll capitalize on that. Also leveraging some relationships that are being strengthened as a result of the screen printing stuff to pull the brand through the door and open some opportunities. I need to dust off some old plans now that I have a little more to work with, but that's going to be a big part of my focus over these next months as well. Anyhow, just wanted to pop in and drop some news. Kinda cathartic to work through it and put it into a post and figure I owe it to you guys to mention whats happening. Lots of really good things, even if it seems half the world is burning. Hope you guys are all doing well.
    11 points
  14. Oh...hey gang, Well, I joined the site officially (as Bojangles) around 2001 but was on here with random names before that. So, I would have been around 24 or so at the time. I'm 43 now. You might be thinking I was younger because of that kid pic of me (current profile pic) that became sort of a meme around here back in the day. That pic was taken around, 1988 or 89. Damn, I'm old. Wonk Saggin.
    11 points
  15. morning book and coffee in the trees
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  16. What's up homies. I was going through withdrawal because i quit all my opioids I'm back @Kults @misteraven
    10 points
  17. The quiet drop in from myself. Moved house again, got married, have a two week old baby, am now a social worker? Didn't see that coming. Top interests are my retro JDM car pursuits, reforestation of the lawn at the place I've moved into and taking three months off to meet my baby.
    10 points
  18. Fixed gear is not that dope on the knees anymore.
    10 points
  19. Sup. Still kicking here. Had a routine CT scan the other day, just waiting for results. I'm still on the IV chemo meds, but handling the side effects a little better. I finally qualify to sign up for COVID vaccination with the comorbidites phase. It will be a relief to have an extra step of protection. Besides all that I am waiting for warmer weather to get some shit done outside.
    10 points
  20. Just a few things from home. It's been weird not working during the pandemic shit. I have been in and out of love with cooking since the restaurant closed. I'm kinda bitter about the whole situation but, at the end of the day I get it. Got some sourdough (25% rye, 25% coarse wheat,50% white bread flour) Linguini and clams, classic. And prawn gyros
    10 points
  21. From the other day. A little post work time spent staring at trees and water.
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  22. I had this baby Range Rover when I lived near Union Square, can confirm, it was nice. Never had any issues with it: RangeRover.mp4 OOntz Trivia: Croc Tears filmed this way back in 2015. We found a dirt road out behind Woodberry commons one day and took it off road. Found this big puddle, then went into this camp area and found a steep ass boat launch that kept going even steeper past where normal vehicles would pull out and gunned the Range up it. The property owners happened to be there at the top, oof, and asked what were were doing. No lie Croc Tears was like "no, what are you doing here" like he was going to jump out on them it was hilarious. I tried to deescalate, and dude said he just wanted to give us props for making it up that launch, he couldn't in his "off road" golf cart lol. Since we're going back to the way back machine here there's a somewhat famous bronco II in the background of this pick the crew always used the roll in. A good friends dad that copped a fresh bronco II for him, and it was the defacto skate whip for us for a good 2 years until I bought my own whip. Till this day still a fan of small compact SUV's myself. 1991ish:
    10 points
  23. I finally triggered one of these scam callers hard enough to make him break character and go full Indian ape shit on me. He told me to suck his dick and I was a cock sucker mother fucker and some more shit. I didnt know where eles to post this achievement.
    9 points
  24. I have gotten phenomenal at gathering burnable wood. We had an amazing fire. Woke up our second morning having one of the best nights of sleep -mind you, it was just below freezing and steady heavy drizzle of rain all night long.
    9 points
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