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84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

I've been lurking on the forum for about 3 years. I'm not witty enough to keep up with most of the folks here.

I would like to hold a contest and this is the best I can do.

I purchased an Altinok Meerschaum pipe that is too large for my taste. It is his Lee Van Cleef pipe. I know it is insane. Never been smoked or even placed in my mouth.

My step-son will be heading off to Savannah to go to college. The date is open so I don't even know when it is but the school starts sometime in Jan 2021. So the winner won't be announced until he actually moves out.

Who ever can guess the day he is packed up and leaves the front door will be the winner. Add a time as a tie breaker.

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  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    He and his Mom are talking about Nov or Dec time frame. That might be an important bit of info.

  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,155 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ok, that's a nice looking Meer, I'll guess December 15th. You're going to have something to celebrate this New Years!

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • WylaffWylaff < < < HipsterPosts: 5,285 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jan 4th. Door closes at 11:20 am, after a late breakfast and a couple hours of "I really should go..." :)

    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

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  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    That's absolutely right!

    And... it sounds like you've been there

  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I predict 11/30/2020 0945hrs

    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    Contest entries will close Oct 31st. I'll post all entries on Nov 1st. And try to update progress after that until we have a winner.

  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2020

    Ok, for the $230 Altinok Meer we have:

    @Yakster
    @Wylaff
    @Diver43

    I think your odds are pretty good.

  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,155 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess there's not that many of us who can pull off a large meer. I've got a Mastodon head so it shouldn't be a problem.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • IndustMechIndustMech ChicagolandPosts: 3,644 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jan 8th.
    Thanks for the contest

    I know, You're a big dog and I'm on the list.
    Let's eat, GrandMa.  /  Let's eat GrandMa.  --  Punctuation saves lives

    It'll be fine once the swelling goes down.

  • VisionVision Posts: 6,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool contest. Lots of deserving BOTL here. Good luck gents.

  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,155 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @IndustMech said:
    Jan 8th.
    Thanks for the contest

    @84CJ7 put him in, coach!

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Yakster said:

    @IndustMech said:
    Jan 8th.
    Thanks for the contest

    @84CJ7 put him in, coach!

    LOL

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  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    Sorry for the delay.

    For the $230 Altinok Meerschaum we have:

    @Yakster
    @Wylaff
    @Diver43
    @IndustMech

    Best of Luck fellas!

  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jan 3
    11 am

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • BKDogBKDog NE PAPosts: 1,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    December 11th, 08:30

    @84CJ7 Awesome contest! Wishing your stepson the best at college!

    "Love is a dung heap, Betty and I am but a c.o.c.k. that climbs upon it to crow."
  • d_bladesd_blades near Table RockPosts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jan 2, 10:15 AM

    Turning money into smoke...about five bucks at a time.
    My truck and I both smoke Diesel.
    Master of Yard Gars

    Democracy is 51% of the people taking away the rights of the other 49%.
    There is no justification for taking away individuals' freedom in the guise of public safety.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    So far:

    @Yakster Dec 15
    @Wylaff Jan 4
    @Diver43 Nov 30
    @IndustMech Jan 8
    @webmost Jan 3
    @BKDog Dec 11
    @d_blades Jan 2

    Best of luck everyone!

    Oct 31 at midnight is the last time entries will be taken.

  • rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 5,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    January 12th 1:35

  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 3,800 ✭✭✭✭✭

    January 18th 10:36am

    If you want to bomb me send it to Tony @0patience :D
    If you are a newbie I got Dem nachos....

  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    So far:

    @Yakster Dec 15
    @Wylaff Jan 4
    @Diver43 Nov 30
    @IndustMech Jan 8
    @webmost Jan 3
    @BKDog Dec 11
    @d_blades Jan 2
    @rsherman2 Jan 12
    @NorCal Jan 18

    Best of luck!

    Oct 31 at midnight is the last time entries will be taken.

  • Shaner9erShaner9er TennesseePosts: 99 ✭✭✭

    Dec 15th 6:15am

  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    Ok fellas, here is the list of contestants

    @Shaner9er       Oct  15      6:15
    @Diver43            Nov 30      9:45
    @BKDog             Dec 11      8:30
    @Yakster             Dec 15   
    @d_blades          Jan 2       10:15
    @webmost          Jan 3       11:00
    @Wylaff              Jan 4        11:20
    @IndustMech     Jan8 
    @rsherman24    Jan 12        1:35
    @NorCalR1        Jan 18      10:36
    

    @Shaner9er the time span was Nov - Jan, if you get me a valid guess by end of day today, I'll update your entry.

  • Shaner9erShaner9er TennesseePosts: 99 ✭✭✭

    but.. I put in Dec..

  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    [email protected], sorry about that.
    It's hell getting old but the alternative is worse.

    @Shaner9er Dec 15 6:15
    @Diver43 Nov 30 9:45
    @BKDog Dec 11 8:30
    @Yakster Dec 15
    @d_blades Jan 2 10:15
    @webmost Jan 3 11:00
    @Wylaff Jan 4 11:20
    @IndustMech Jan8
    @rsherman24 Jan 12 1:35
    @NorCalR1 Jan 18

  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    UPDATE:

    His father signed the lease starting Nov 5th.

    Keep in mind this contest is for the day he leaves the house to start living there.

  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    UPDATE:

    His mother & him took the 1st load to the apartment yeaterday.

    He is still sleeping at the house.

    We take another load on Nov 14th.

  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Parents anxious to get him OUT

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    Step dad is. :) , mom's going to have a hard time. Her only child.

  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    I noticed the rules are not clear about one thing. The winner will be whoever is closest to the date. That was in my head when I originally but I never put it into the contest description.
    **Example: ** @Diver43 guess will be valid until Dec 6th, on Dec 7th @BKDog is in contention. The ONLY date that needs the tie breaker is Dec 15th so only those times are listed.

    UPDATE: 2nd load headed to Savannah today, still no idea what date he is looking to actually start living there.

    @Diver43 11/30
    @BKDog 12/11
    @Yakster 12/15 3:00
    @Shaner9er 12/15 6:15
    @d_blades 1/2
    @webmost 1/3
    @Wylaff 1/4
    @IndustMech 1/8
    @rsherman24 1/12
    @NorCalR1 1/18

    Best of luck !

  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A long and happy independence, plenty of new girls, newly discovered capabilities, exciting plans, a modest smattering of getting high and feeling low, and a bright future. O, to be young again!

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


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