[audio-pals] Re: Ghost Town

  • From: "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:32:19 -0500

Hello Stacey,

  My name is Josh. I am genrally found around here cutting up getting 
everyone’s feathers ruffled a bit from time to time *LOL*. I am most active on 
the list when I am on break from the university. I am finishing up my first 
semester as a senior. I am a psychology major and my wife is a paralegal major. 
We have a now 9 year old son, he just turned 9 on December 5th. He just 
recently was chosen to participate in his school’s Spelling Bee. He went 10 out 
of the total 13 rounds. The final 2 participants went 3 rounds making it the 13 
rounds. My wife’s name is Amanda and as I said earlier she is a paralegal 
major, she is going into her final semester next semester. She will graduate 
with her associates degree in May and I will graduate with my bachelor’s in May 
as long as everything continues to go well. She has all her grades in for the 
semester, but I am still waiting on 2 grades that will determine whether I 
finish up next semester or the following semester. So, fingers are crossed 
right now and prayers are being said. In one of my classes it appears that my 
final percentage is a 99% of the total points achieved which is an A+. I told 
the professor at the beginning of the semester that my goal was to get an A+ in 
his class. In my Marriage and Family Roles and Relationships class it is 
looking as though I have a 98% in her class. The professor said in my Criminal 
Justice class before I submitted my final paper that I had a 103% average in 
her class. Unfortunately though the paper alone can cause me to fail the class. 
The last class is completely outside of my comfort zone so I have no clue what 
to expect for a grade in this class. Again unfortunately, this is a required 
class in order to graduate.   

     Some things that my family enjoys doing are going to the movies, going out 
to dinner, spending time with family and friends, learning about new things, 

     Some things that I enjoy doing in my spare time are reading, spending time 
with my wife and son, watching comedies, reading (true crime and suspense), 
travelling which I have not gotten to do a lot of since becoming a student. 
Since going blind at the age of 25, I have also developed a liking to 
technology. I have both an Apple computer (iMac), and my laptop as wel as my 
wife’s laptop are Windows. My wife and I both have Apple iPhones (5C’s) and we 
have an Apple TV which my son loves to get on and watch Net Flix or You Tube 
videos.  I am 33 and my wife is 28. So, there is a little background on my life 
outside of the Audio Pals.

     Within Audio Pals I am the instigator, I mean investigator *LOL*. We cut 
up on here from within the normal ranges of cutting up to perhaps at times the 
absurd degrees of cutting up. However, we are all a friendly bunch of people 
that just enjoy laughing and having a good time. Feel free to join in on the 
cutting up and please do not take us serious. It becomes evident when we are 
being serious versus just playing around. Some of us do audio letters, but I 
think the main source of communication for all of us is the email side of 
things. From time to time I will post an audio letter to the group mainly so 
everyone I am cutting up with has a voice to put with the messages. If you are 
interested in posting an audio letter, but have questions there are a few of us 
who can jump in and answer the questions or at least try to. Talk to you later 
and look forward to seeing more messages from you.    

From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Stacey
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:55 AM
To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Ghost Town


Hi Everyone,

     I'm new to the audio pals list. My name is Stacey from Phoenix, Arizona, 
USA. Look forward to meeting all of you guys and making new friends :) I don't 
follow much sports, but I am loyal to 1 team and 1 team only, the Broncos. No, 
I do not like the cardinals. My stepfather is a die hard cardinals fan, but for 
me it's Broncos all the way. Although I was disappointed with their performance 
at the superbowl last year. Ah well. As for college teams, I like the 
Sundevels, although I don't watch a lot of football be it college or NFL, I 
just support my Broncos team. I used to be a Chargers fan a few years ago, but 
switched to Broncos fan last year, and this is my second year supporting them. 
Anyway just wanted to say hello and nice to meet you all.


On 12/13/2014 7:54 AM, Josh wrote:

Very true. Right now UT is in the hot seat regarding rape allegations against 
two of the football players. I just read today that one of the girl’s 
boyfriends is on the football team as well. I read on that the boyfriend caught 
her, and the girl is on the rowing team. So, there are more elements to the 
story, but KPD announced last night that there investigation was complete and 
being sent to the D.A.’s office to see if charges will be pursued. It is a 
tragic situation either way because if they are guilty then they have not only 
ruined their careers, but also ruined the victims lives. If they are not 
guilty, then I would say there will not be a decision until after the bowl game 
which will prevent them from playing in the game. Not too mention that if they 
are found not guilty there will still be people holding it against them. So, 
either way it is a major black mark on these players.  


From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Thomas McMahan
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:58 PM
To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Ghost Town


But a QB who knows how to tuck and run is often not noticed until he’s gotten 
10 yards down the field if he can pull off the fake.  If they then concentrate 
to much attention looking for him to run then he then is able to either use a 
running back or tail back or pass.  Thats why option offense is harder to 
defend.  You have to have a QB that can take some punishment though, no frail 
guys as QB, or guys who can’t work outside of a pocket of protection.  For 
those it’s a disaster for them to try to run the ball themselves.  Does though 
is in pretty good shape physically.  He’s taken sacks pretty well already this 
year too.  There have been a few reckless plays, but learning from them will 
cure those.  But that whole offense well really the whole team is having to 
learn because there’s so many freshman on that team this year.  They are 
already coming together as a unit pretty good, could be quite interesting even 
in a couple of years, let alone 3 years from now.  


On Dec 10, 2014, at 8:44 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I would say the QB also then becomes a target for the rest of the teams to take 
out. So, he needs to be careful or he will be a true red shirt. 


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Sent: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 3:50 PM
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Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Ghost Town


He did play in the Bamma game, but he wasn’t the starter I don’t think.  I 
think they would have at least taken Florida though, and maybe Georgia, and 
that would have changed things a lot for U T.  Dobs fits in to the type of 
offense that Butch Jones likes to run which of course is an option heavy 
offense.  No problem with that, because your QB becomes a direct offensive 
weapon at that point.  It is either going to work or not.  There isn’t a middle 
ground, usually it works though.  

On Dec 9, 2014, at 2:29 PM, Josh < <mailto:lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


It does sound like interesting things are happening. I have a feeling that if 
Josh Dobbs was in at the first of the year the florida game and the Georgia 
game would have looked much different. I cannot remember if Dobbs played during 
the Alabama game or not, but I know all their games were close calls this past 


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Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Ghost Town


Even more surprising is that Illinois managed to get in also.  Won just enough 
games in Big 10 this year.  It’s been a long time.


Interesting baseball trades going on today too.  Sox are definitely getting 
aggressive about trading.  Picked up a closer something that they didn’t have 
last year because the guy they wanted to be closer was hurt early.  Then they 
turn around and pick up Semarja to beef up their starting rotation.  Cubs have 
already been dealing, they don’t have many secrets as to who they are wanting, 
although the Lester deal hasn’t happened yet.  But if they pick him up that 
will anchor their starting rotation quite a bit too.  


As for TN, I still say thats a team to be watching out for.  The SEC east isn’t 
a super strong devision, it can be taken and not have to get around a team like 
Alabama.Depends on recruiting but they’ve already improved over last year’s 
team despite injuries etc.  They don’t give up, unlike the Chicago Bears who 
seeo just curl up in a ball.  


Illini basketball is looking pretty interesting this year too and they’ve 
already landed a major recruit to start next year.  Lots of things on the 
sports plate, something that is needed since Da Bears are so bad this year.    

On Dec 9, 2014, at 8:38 AM, Josh < <mailto:lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Well, we managed to get into a bowl game this year. Butch just got a pay raise 
and a contract extension.


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Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2:59 AM
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Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Ghost Town


Yep, keep an eye on those Vols, they are going to be heard in the next year tr 
two seriously the way things are going.  They’ve had a lot of injuries, but 
still manage to keep on going to some degree.  


Yes the style of offense they play actually fits Dobs better than the guy they 
had start the year, Dobs himself becomes a weapon because he can take more 
punishment running the ball himself.  Even in the Bama game they did’t give up 
even though Bama got a two score lead within the first couple of minutes of the 


Yes this whole internet thing is a great invention, have listened to more 
Tennessee games this year than Illinois games, although I did hear the Illini 
Gofers game and like everybody else was surprised they actually pulled that one 
off.  I bet the Gofers were surprised the most coming in with only 1 Big 10 
loss at the time.  Think they looked over the Illini and got burned on that 
one.  Well it serves them right they derailed the Illini a number of times in 
the past.  



On Nov 18, 2014, at 6:58 PM, Josh < <mailto:lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I can’t comment on NFL, but I am proud of what I have seen out of the Vols this 
year. It hasn’t been a stellar season, but the games we have played haven’t 
been blow outs either. In fact I heard yesterday I guess it was one more win 
for the Vols and we will be going to a bowl game. I wish they had of put Josh 
Dobbs in earlier in the season rather than redshirting him  as it may have 
caused more upsets especially with Muschimp and those Gators. Sorry for the 
hi-jack, but I am known for hijacking post. Right? *LOL*   


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Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 5:39 PM
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Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Ghost Town


The Bears have done a lot of that loosing this year especially to teams that 
logically would be worse than them.  Up until yesterday even playing at home 
wasn’t helping them out.  But the NFL this year is completely goofy anyway.  


On Nov 17, 2014, at 10:25 AM, BethAnn LaPresta (Redacted sender " 
<mailto:bela28_02@xxxxxxxxx> bela28_02@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC) < 
<mailto:dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Hi everyone.  Nothing exciting on this end, just working and trying to do some 
projects around the house for the appraisal...trying to refinance and get some 
cash out of the house to pay for it all.   LOL


My oldest turned 29 on Friday and apparently ate the entire jello cake 
yesterday (with the exception of 3 pieces I made him share with his 
friends/brother).  The Seattle Seahawks lost, so I left right after that to 
avoid the inevitable "crabby" that would be expressed about the loss.


Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!




From: Heather H < <mailto:copperlee73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
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Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 10:35 PM
Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Ghost Town


Hello, Josh and Tom.  Everything is okay here in snowy Ohio.  The snow is 
coming down here and I am looking forward to going out and playing in it with 
Selah.  well, she will play...I wouldn't do anything so childish as that...lol


Hope everyone who celebraates it, has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.  No 
turkey here of course...can't trust it.  chicken and dumplings here for us.  
The store killed chicken little for this dish not me!!!!


Hugs to you Bethie!!!!!  Happy birthday to my oldest nephew who just turned 29. 
 OMG, I'm old.  Who let them grow up?  


Sent from my iPhone


On Nov 16, 2014, at 11:56 PM, Thomas McMahan < 
<mailto:shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx> shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Nope you’re still in the list and so should everybody else bee, it’s just been 
dead quiet lately.  


Heather probably has the bus running again and she and George and Pete and who 
knows who else are probably driving around and stopping at Wal-marts in Canada 
again trying to get Liz’s attention.  But I’m not sure they are going to get 
Liz’s attention *lol*.  


Got an e-mail from Suzi off list so know she’s alive too.  BethAnn might be 
doing another batch of sessions of closet rap for her next album release or 
something, or she’s waiting to sell you a house Josh.  It might be “the perfect 
place.”  Or maybe not depends on who’s standard of perfection is being used 


Don’t know about Don.  Danny though is alive and well, eating lots and lots of 
cream corn, well probably every meal he eats is cream corn, because he doesn’t 
like it so he has been placed into the cream corn factor.  


Patti continues to improve bit by bit, gets a little more talkative over time 
at times.  She has a couple of appointments coming in December, one is 
physical, the other is the Neurologist.  But I’m thinking generally things will 
be going in the right direction for her as afar as they are concerned.  


On Nov 16, 2014, at 10:20 PM, Josh < <mailto:lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



  How is everyone doing? I have not seen any post from the list in a few weeks 
now. I am wondering if I have not gotten myself booted somehow unintentionally. 
I guess the last I seen any post was Tom and I interacting about the family 
issues. The issues are not a hundred percent, but I do feel that since Amanda 
stood up and stood her ground we have gotten more respect. Now, it seems as 
though we are actualy people and not servants. However, that could change at 
any moment. Well, we have our prequalification letter and have found a few 
houses that we are interested in. We have to call tomorrow and get a real 
estate agent. Getting the prequal was a bit ofa hassle though. Today Amanda and 
I went and bought little man some birthday presents and got his location 
reserved. Sometime this week we have to get the invitations filled-out. Amanda 
and I are in the home stretch of the semester and everything seems to be going 
alright. I am in one class where I will not know if I passed or failed until 
the final grade comes out since 50% of the points aren’t going to be figured 
until the end of the semester. Amanda as far as I know is doing fine in her 
classes, she has some projects that she is working on, but I belive they are 
going fine. So, as always we have a ton of things going on, but little time 
*LOL*. Have a good one and I hope to be able to read some list traffic here in 
a few days. Take care and chat later.      



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