Luke, what pays the bills?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Druvas, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. lucailario

    lucailario Chevalier

    :oops: :) thanks.
    I'm just the one in charge of a laboratory where the FDG is produced.
  2. clangador

    clangador Footpad

    I take care of other people's problems.
  3. Totan

    Totan Spellbinder

    Ah, an assassin...
  4. Emperor Xan

    Emperor Xan Troubadour

    He's just saying he might know a guy who knows a guy, but he knows a guy.
  5. caalas

    caalas Level 0 Character

    For income I'm an AVP of IT for a large investment firm in Chicago. Though I'm trying to move to the northern part of Georgia if anyone has has a lead on an opening down there.

    My degree is in Pastoral studies with a minor in Education and i was a licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God. (My father is a retired AoG minister and Theology Professor). So there seems to be a larger contingent Christian Ministers on this forum then you would ever guess from reading a Chick Track.
  6. tavis

    tavis Footpad

    It's a small world, or at least there are lots of connections if you look for them!

    Luca, I used to be a neuroscience graduate student at UCLA interested in brain imaging - I didn't do FDG PET because of a political split in their neuroimaging community (I was on the fMRI side) but I sure read a lot of research that was probably done using isotopes you made. The one useful skill I got from this Traveller lifepath was how to seek funding, which is what I do for my day job now at Mt. Sinai's Department of Emergency Medicine.

    Maj. Bill, in 2004 I formed a tiny RPG publishing company with a friend who'd recently been ABN Infantry in the 82nd, Sgt. Brian Stith. He was only in for four years and I don't think your dates overlapped, but I do know he introduced a lot of guys to roleplaying games while they were deployed in Kosovo.

    My minister connection is the most tenuous - I interviewed geekpreacher for a post at GeekDad.
  7. brendar

    brendar Staff Member Staff Member

    Oh wow, two themes going in this thread that I can relate to:

    I met Luke at the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Ft. Lee after being forcibly reassigned away from the 173rd in Europe. Thankfully my follow-on assignment had me pounding sand as a combat advisor attached to the 82nd in East Baghdad/Sadr City, so I never had to play desk jockey ;)

    That experience, however, was enough to convince me that I needed (for the sake of everyone who loves me) to find a new, less deadly, less soul-destroying line of work. I am very proud of my service and miss the Army every day, but I do not regret leaving.

    I've been a civilian for a little over a year now living and working in the SF Bay Area for Novartis. You may know them better as "The Umbrella Corporation" from the Resident Evil series. A large, sinister multnational biotech company with an underground infectious disease research center right here in the middle of a huge city. And you thought Racoon City was a stan-in for Miluwakee...

    Working in Global Supply Chain management, I know that our Oncology division purchases FDG from IBA, so thanks Luca!
  8. lucailario

    lucailario Chevalier

    Oh! Great to know that!
    A colleague of mine worked there for about a couple of years, in Romeoville.
    I had a job proposal from there but I'm unable to leave Italy, too hard to leave my family, at the moment it's 4h by car from my mother's home, leave to start a new life in Illinois will bring me 12h by plane (and 50 times the price) from Milan... no way...

    Tavis: have you ever heard of Fluo-beta-ben? Or similar. It's for Alzheimer.
  9. extsr

    extsr Chevalier

    I crush my enemies, see them driven* before me, and hear the lamentation of their women.

    * most often in a hybrid, these days
  10. brendar

    brendar Staff Member Staff Member

  11. clangador

    clangador Footpad

    Yes, just made 15th level. Hope to retire soon. :twisted:
  12. clangador

    clangador Footpad

    I knew some day someone would post something that would call upon this youtube link.

    Conan the Barbarian: The Musical
  13. welleran

    welleran Footpad

    I'm retired Navy and now I work for Army Headquarters in the Pentagon -- guess that means Luke works for me!
  14. red wizard

    red wizard Troubadour

    Ha, only late seeing and answering this by about 8 months, sorry Mordrin. To answer your question though, I'm in the Mount Prospect Ops building. As for statiticians, not real sure.

    Now wasn't that worth the wait... ;)
  15. Melf

    Melf Administrator Staff Member

  16. Emperor Xan

    Emperor Xan Troubadour

    That's Luke's "Owned Face." It's like an "Oh Face," but the pleasure is all someone else's. ;)
  17. welleran

    welleran Footpad

    Fear not -- I am a benevolent overlord!
  18. prolificvoid

    prolificvoid Troubadour

    You know, when it comes down to it, those are really the best kinds of overlords.
    I, too, sometimes enjoy the inner warmth of assuring someone that I use my powers for good.
    Albeit, "overlord" mightn't be as fitting a title for me, presently.
    I'm not far off the mark though - I've thus far deduced that if it weren't for finances, physics, and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.

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