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No job, Little support, a lot of passion


By BETWEENPANELS

9 months ago



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  • Latest reply 6 months ago by TheRudyB
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    #1 9 months ago

    So I don't know how 2019 could of kicked me in the crotch any harder, lost the girl, lost the job, and dog got cancer... almost a country song...
    I got into pinball 4 years ago...I was in rehab because I had a bad drinking problem and I met a plucky gal with similar interest and the first words out of her mouth were-
    "Do you play pinball?"
    Now I run a route with 3 locations, its a start... I stay up till the wee hours in the morning working with some of the best techs in the industry in my opinion... no offense to any others out there...
    But now I walk into bars and leave with more money in my pocket then when I went in... that is a big difference from the man I used to be...
    I recently lost my job working for geeksquad but they were holding me back anyways... My girlfriend left me for the only reason I think is shes afraid I wont be a good provider for her and her kids...
    But I'm still diving into pinball full steam and using it as a outlet to express my art and general passion for something I love that gave me my life back.
    I build a website dedicated to the local pinball scene "which doesn't exist" even though we have some amazing players and collectors here...
    I hope to grow pinball locally through my site, my route, and merchandise and art I create...
    I hope you all will take a min to check out my site
    its called MiniPost... please check it out
    www.Theminipost.net

    leave comments and criticisms on facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/TheMiniPost/

    check out the instagram to watch it develope or message me

    Instagram: theminipost_

    Thankyou M. From Illinois for pre ordering the first shirt

    there are shirts available for pre order... proceeds will be used to fund future merch art and creation and maintenance of the website
    maybe one day I wont have to look for a job but please check it out and thank you to anyone who took the time to read this
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    #2 9 months ago

    Looks good

    #3 9 months ago

    Good luck to you. Keep the passion and you never know where life will take you.

    #4 9 months ago

    Adversity is impossible to appreciate while you’re in the middle of it but one day you’ll look back and see it was all part of the journey that you took.

    All the best following your passion.

    #5 9 months ago

    Ever consider becoming a slot tech? You can work with the newest Bally, WMS and <choke> IGT equipment. Also Konami, Aristocrat, Gamblit, Ainsworth, Incredible Technologies and more.

    #6 9 months ago

    Where are your games located?

    I’ll be in Carson City for 5 days next month and would welcome a good excuse to break free for a few hours and drive up to Reno.

    Best of luck man, you have just experienced three of the most stressful events we can endure in this life, all in such a short period of time that there’s virtually no way you were able to properly cope with one catastrophe before the next one came along to crotch-punch you. The fact that you persevered, found healthy ways to cope, and have seemingly emerged with a renewed sense of focus and a great attitude is truly worthy of respect, and you certainly have mine!

    Carry on with your head held high and continue kicking ass!

    #7 9 months ago
    Quoted from BETWEENPANELS:

    lost the girl, lost the job, and dog got cancer... almost a country song...

    Sounds like a lot of pinside for sale ads.

    Good luck on your newer venture.

    #8 9 months ago
    Quoted from Thermionic:

    Where are your games located?
    I’ll be in Carson City for 5 days next month and would welcome a good excuse to break free for a few hours and drive up to Reno.
    Best of luck man, you have just experienced three of the most stressful events we can endure in this life, all in such a short period of time that there’s virtually no way you were able to properly cope with one catastrophe before the next one came along to crotch-punch you. The fact that you persevered, found healthy ways to cope, and have seemingly emerged with a renewed sense of focus and a great attitude is truly worthy of respect, and you certainly have mine!
    Carry on with your head held high and continue kicking ass!

    By all means, support BETWEENPANELS' pins. Also note that the Peppermill, (2nd big Reno casino you will hit) has a nice arcade with several newer Stern pins. It is right off the parking garage. The first casino you will hit, Atlantis, has an arcade with a recently unboxed Stern Star Wars.

    #9 9 months ago

    Stay positive and keep your passion. Good luck!

    #10 9 months ago

    I stand by this statement.
    Love comes when it wants, it does what it wants and leaves when it wants. You cannot control it. You can only enjoy it while it lasts.

    You beat your personal demon and for that HUGE kudos. The pinball is a great deterrant/distraction. Slow and steady is what got every great captain to a new land. Best of luck friend.

    #11 9 months ago

    That sounds like my 2017. I made it out ok, and even expanded my pinball collection. Some days I look back and I'm actually grateful my life got flipped upside down. I wish you the best luck and always remember to keep your head up!

    Secondly thank you for contributing to the hobby! Keep up the great work!

    #12 9 months ago

    Congratulations and consider yourself lucky to get away from that woman. Sometimes it's cheaper to rent it than buy it. Your in the right town for it all. The sign says it all. Many career choices,cheap food, and housing. Tahoe is right there and so many other cool things the town has to offer. Very cool your doing things for pinball. Sit back enjoy your life and wait for the good.

    #13 9 months ago

    Are you involved with Press Start in Reno? I stopped in there a couple months ago and was very impressed.

    #14 9 months ago
    Quoted from Thermionic:

    Where are your games located?
    I’ll be in Carson City for 5 days next month and would welcome a good excuse to break free for a few hours and drive up to Reno.
    Best of luck man, you have just experienced three of the most stressful events we can endure in this life, all in such a short period of time that there’s virtually no way you were able to properly cope with one catastrophe before the next one came along to crotch-punch you. The fact that you persevered, found healthy ways to cope, and have seemingly emerged with a renewed sense of focus and a great attitude is truly worthy of respect, and you certainly have mine!
    Carry on with your head held high and continue kicking ass!

    Check out robo war and tx sector at The Loving Cup on the corner of California and Sierra

    #15 9 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Are you involved with Press Start in Reno? I stopped in there a couple months ago and was very impressed.

    One of my really good friends is there head Tech and I am a participant in league held there but yes they are doing a good job and their new layout is way more dedicated to pinball players.

    #16 9 months ago

    Thank you for sharing this. 2015 was the year that did it to me. Congratulations on persevering and the inspirational turnaround you have orchestrated with pinball playing such a prominent part. And I have to say that “Come with me if you want to flip” is an absolutely awesome attention-grabber that will draw folks in. They’ll be back!

    #17 9 months ago
    Quoted from BETWEENPANELS:

    One of my really good friends is there head Tech and I am a participant in league held there but yes they are doing a good job and their new layout is way more dedicated to pinball players.

    I was just at "Press Start" this summer and met the head tech. He was a pretty cool guy and showed me the Superman pin in the back. Fun place.

    #18 9 months ago

    Saw your t-shirt design on Facebook and loved it. Sorry to hear the year has kicked your butt. Keep your head up...you will get through it! Keep focusing on what makes you happy, and keep up the good work with the cool pinball stuff. I just ordered a t-shirt...hope it helps a little (while I selfishily get a sweet new shirt!).

    Take care,
    Chris

    #19 9 months ago
    Quoted from TheRudyB:

    Thank you for sharing this. 2015 was the year that did it to me. Congratulations on persevering and the inspirational turnaround you have orchestrated with pinball playing such a prominent part. And I have to say that “Come with me if you want to flip” is an absolutely awesome attention-grabber that will draw folks in. They’ll be back!

    thank you... have 3 more shirt designs Ive been working on and the terminator themed shirt has that as print on the front with a hand reaching out with quarters in the palm ... and a person kneeling in the time sphere "Pinball" on the back

    #20 9 months ago
    Quoted from BETWEENPANELS:

    thank you... have 3 more shirt designs Ive been working on and the terminator themed shirt has that as print on the front with a hand reaching out with quarters in the palm ... and a person kneeling in the time sphere "Pinball" on the back

    Awesome! I sense an order very likely coming from me in the near future ... as long as you'll have it in a 3X.
    Might also be cool if you released a print/poster of the artwork that could be framed. I can quite vividly imagine one on the wall near my Terminator 2 pin!

    Again: thanks for sharing your story and inspiring myself and others to press on when things get really tough.
    Your path and results are most excellent examples of living what Sir Winston Churchill meant when he said "When you're going through hell, keep going."

    #21 9 months ago

    Not on Facebook and never will be. Perhaps there is another way to buy your shirt. I like it!

    #22 9 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Not on Facebook and never will be. Perhaps there is another way to buy your shirt. I like it!

    He says what his website is just above his Facebook link. www.Theminipost.net

    #23 9 months ago
    Quoted from Wmsfan:

    He says what his website is just above his Facebook link. www.Theminipost.net

    Got it, thanks! Looks they don’t have my size. L or XL

    #24 9 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Got it, thanks! Looks they don’t have my size. L or XL

    thank you for letting me know... i had limited stock on XXL and something must of happened when updating the stores inventory

    #25 9 months ago
    Quoted from TheRudyB:

    Awesome! I sense an order very likely coming from me in the near future ... as long as you'll have it in a 3X.
    Might also be cool if you released a print/poster of the artwork that could be framed. I can quite vividly imagine one on the wall near my Terminator 2 pin!
    Again: thanks for sharing your story and inspiring myself and others to press on when things get really tough.
    Your path and results are most excellent examples of living what Sir Winston Churchill meant when he said "When you're going through hell, keep going."

    Preview of my next shirt still working on the lettering and need to clean up a little more but I hope u like it

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    #26 6 months ago

    Thought I’d check in and see how you’re doing seeing as we’ll be kicking (and I mean kicking - not kissing) 2019 goodbye in a few hours.

    Still hoping for a framable “Come with me if you want to flip” poster in 2020!!!

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