Styleforum Gives 2015 - Our annual holiday charity auctions for the Ronald McDonald House.

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I like Diary Queen a lot better. Honestly though, everytime I need to go to Spokane, which is really not my favorite city, I always make a stop here: http://latahbistro.com

    Ran into it by mistake. I was coming home with some training partners from a jiujitsu seminar, and we stopped by this little strip mall close to the airport. On one side is a pet grooming place, and on the other, a Vonage store or something. I figured that it was just a random sandwich place. But no, it turned out to be pretty decent, with a local following. The owner at that time was a minor success as a recording artist who'd decided to have a restaurant.
     


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    bkotsko Senior member

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    Fok,
    Maybe there should be a way to do a direct donation to RMH and forward receipt copy to you for verification, after high bid is received...
    I would think that would do the exact same thing, no?
     


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    gambit402 Senior member

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    Checked out the menu and the breakfast waffle sounds dam good.

    Jiujitsu, eh? Somewhere in your sig you should add "Don't Fuck with the Fok!"
     


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    ...those poor kids... :happy:
     


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    I'd throw down if we could do this.
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm afraid that that makes things much more difficult logistically, and we lose control of the process and the ability to verify transfer of funds, so no, we are not accepting that at this time. If, at some point in the future,.it makes sense to set up a special trust (which has a lot more oversight, reports, etc...) we will do that. We do, however, encourage you to donate directly to the Ronald McDonald House, either the national organization, of your local chapter.

    Also, it needs to be noted that you are eleigible, in any case, for a tax deduction for the portion that in in excess of the retail price of the goods you receive. In the case of something like these Viberg MTOs, it would be anything above $1800, based on the cost of the goods and a nominal MTO fee.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     


  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I did some MMA. Record 3-0 amateur. 3-1 pro. That was nearly 15 years ago though. And then, I was mostly a trade in the pocket kickboxer. I came to BJJ late, and have never gained real proficiency at the game. I'm an indifferent blue belt. One of my training partners and a good friend, is a brown belt in the verge of black, and every time we roll, he kicks my ass. These days, it's reasonably easy to do okay in the small amateur circuits, because MMA is much more popular, and there are a lot of guys in the cage who probably shouldn't be. The pros though, especially at the high levels, are beasts. Back in 2001 or so, I (natural muscular and fit weight 165-170, 5'11") was a decent sized 155, and really big at 145 (though 145 was not always available). These days, the 145 lbers are regularly my size, or even bigger, and the 155 pounders walk around at 185-195, very often.
     


  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Do we have $1800 in the house?
     


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    no we dont. Let's call it! :)
     


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    Please note @LA Guy is more than willing to proxy for bidders whom prefer to stay anonymous
     


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    Hm. You couldn't buy shell boots from Viberg now for any price, it seems.
     


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    I'll go $1800

    Steve
     


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    I would bet that if Brett thought people would pay 3k for his cordovan boots, then he would be willing to do MTO. I know that I would sell any of my shell boots for 2.5k, including the natty shells from viberg.
     


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    +1. Watch out for the next shell make up to cost $1600+
     


  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Big baller. Shot caller.

    Who is going to beat this?

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     


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