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Old 05-15-2010, 01:59 PM
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Gah! I'm trying imageshack...one moment, please.
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crud...I can't get it right! Image quality is excellent...but I can't get it to the right size! Have to leave now...will figure out later. Peace.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:09 PM
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Congrats Bam !


On your sobriety and smoke free too, that's huge ! I'm looking forward to the future without smokes, .....I think it's like insurance for sobriety. Maybe I'm just dreaming (ie. wrong ) , but imagining lighting up one day may be a sort of first line of defense; ......a rational warning sign ? Like, is there something going on with me that could affect my sobriety ?

positive thought anyway (i hope )
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:11 AM
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Uh...sorry, topspin.



I'm not smoke free.


I'll be taking my smokes with me today...new job and I'm scared.

At least I'm still sober.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:51 AM
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410 days sober!!! That's awesome!! Congrads!! I'm just shy of 4 months, you are such inspiration!!!

I'm a smoker too, so I now the struggle with those...would love to quit them..one day...

Good luck on the new job!!
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:54 AM
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Where are all the photo enthusiasts? I want to talk cameras, dang it. I need distractions.

Oh man, I want another camera. I love my Panny FZ28, but I think I'm ready to step up to a DSLR. I'm looking at the Canon T2i (otherwise known as Canon EOS 550D). I have the money for it, too. I really should save up to get a car (and I am), but this camera...I don't know if I can wait much longer. I've been looking at SLR's for over a year now. I don't care about shooting video so much, but it will do that, too.


Ah, what an expensive hobby this can be.
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Stone? And what happened to Phaleron?

I hope you guys are well and still taking awesome pictures.
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Oh, my. I'm really hyper. Talk about mood swings. Cried myself to sleep, but now feel like going on a spending spree. I feel the same way about buying this camera like I did with my FZ28. As soon as I made the descision I bought it. Maybe someone should stop me.

I'm going to use my poor mother for a photo experiment tonight. I'll see what I can do with evening/night shots and some firework sparklers. It gives me something to do.




AH! I want to buy this camera! I'd balk at paying this much for a TV, but not a camera. What gives? I'm poor. I'm rambling.

Gads, the shots I could get of birds in flight with this thing...


I hope it's in the store...I can't buy it today...I'd have to transfer the money...but I could have it this week or next. The question is, should I?
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:05 AM
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Hey Bam-- Take a deep breath. I try not to buy much when I'm in one of those spending moods, it never works out well.

Not sure about Stone, but I talk to Phaleron occasionally on [email protected] He's well, I think, just sorta floated away from SR it seems.
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Tell Phal I said hi and I hope he's well.


I spent too much money today, but not on that camera...yet.

I amused myself tonight by playing around with the camera I have...my mom went off to play cards so I took pictures of myself with sparklers and whatnot. Not bad for my first time trying this. It kept me entertained.

I'm lucky I didn't set my hair on fire. Now that would have been one hell of a shot.
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:10 AM
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Hi bamboozle
I have panasonic fz38 with olympus tcon17 attached so I can take photos of wildlife.
I am also just getting into digiscoping
I have nikon p5000 attached to a nikon ed82 spotting scope.
My photos are on picasa.
photography really helps with my depression but when my depression gets really bad I lose interest.
at the moment I'm drinking to stop the depression, drinking is enabling me to eat.
I'm going to have to go to doctors tomorrow, I don't want to give up drink it makes me feel better.
Sorry I cannot be positive about being sober, I am in a bad space.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:20 AM
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When my depression is really bad I don't care about photography either, kurt. I hope you get out of the funk soon.

I'm not out of a funk...it's more like it's been suspended temporarily.

I've never heard of digiscoping...thanks for telling me something new.
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Didn't buy that camera...yet.

In a good mood today. I hope it lasts.
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Last night was my first try at forcing myself to take five pictures a day. I went outside and just played with some angles on a telephone pole that was surrounded by a bush. I really like one photo that is a straight shot from the ground up to the top of the pole. Later tonight I'm going to try some more photos from that angle.
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I've become fond of pictures of leaves against sky, taken looking straight up from the ground. No fancy camera for me, just a Canon point-and-shoot, but I have fun with it anyway.

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:13 AM
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Gee, I've been neglecting Secular Connections.

I have 473 days sober. Woo hoo.

Things are going. That's life, anyway. It goes no matter what.

I'm doing okay today...playing with my little kitty, Isis. She makes me happy.

The weather is too hot and humid. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm ready for fall and, *gasp!*, winter!
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I love making homemade Pico de gallo, but I have not tried green salsa yet. Another thing to add to my list of sober things to do!!

When I move maybe I will try a garden. Never had much luck with plants though, but what the heck!

Thanks for the beautiful pics!

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1.5 years sober today. I guess that's something I can hang on to. I feel like crap most of the time, though. I've given up on psychotropic meds--nothing helps. I still go to therapy but that really doesn't help. The only reason I go is for accountability (to stay sober) and just in case I ever get really suicidal I can call her for help. I'm eating tons of food (same as when I was drinking) and getting fatter. I'm not a happy person at all. Just being honest--this is an update, not a call for sympathy.

Isis (my cat) is getting big. She's very playful and affectionate. +++++++++++++++ That was her stepping on the keyboard. I should post some more pics.
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she is getting big!

I'm sorry not everything is rosy for you Bam, but I still think it's great you have 18 months.

I hope you'll pop in more often - we miss you round here...

take care, ok?
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