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Billster

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The democrats are coming to town for their convention, and I'm leaving. It may look something like this:

http://memory.loc.gov/award/ndfa/ndfahult/b300/b364r.jpg

 

Or maybe not.

 

Over/under on 9 days worth of e-mail spam when I get back:

- 1000

- 10,000

- 100,000

- TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!!!!!!

 

After tonight, we head for the beach. :wave:

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Originally posted by cosmo115:

Have fun, Bill!!

 

Remember the sunscreen!

http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_1_8.gif

Remember this one?

 

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97:

 

Wear sunscreen.

 

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

 

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind.You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

 

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.

 

Do one thing every day that scares you.

 

Sing.

 

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.

 

Floss.

 

Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

 

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

 

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

 

Stretch.

 

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

 

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

 

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

 

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

 

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

 

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

 

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

 

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

 

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

 

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

 

Travel.

 

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.

 

Respect your elders.

 

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

 

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.

 

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

 

But trust me on the sunscreen.

 

-- (NOT) Kurt Vonnegut

 

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Originally posted by billster:

"The democrats are coming to town for their convention, and I'm leaving..." :wave:

LOFL, Bill!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

 

Uhmn, was the pic s'posed t' look something like the convention, or your tribe's departure?

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

_ ___ _ Leprechaun, Esquire _ ___ _

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Originally posted by Caevan O'Shite:

Uhmn, was the pic s'posed t' look something like the convention, or your tribe's departure?

That would be our exodus.

 

Here's the convention:

http://www.lovelongears.com/crly_rabbt_angl.jpg

:D

Here's the result in Boston:

 

http://www.2bventures.com/drivesafe/images/traffic_jam.jpg

:eek:

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Originally posted by Tedster:

Love the "Scanners" avatar, Cosmo... :D I feel like that every day.

Thanks, Ted! Me too. I'm going to have to bring back the LP pic avatar or find a smaller one because this one is eating up the bandwith on the picture host :(
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Originally posted by FunkJazz:

don't want to get into politics, but since this little cartoon makes fun of both sides, it should be safe from the flamethrower:

 

www.jibjab.com

 

it's big, but pretty feckin' funny!

Where did they find a picture of Dick Cheney smiling???
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Yeah, I'd flee the site of either Republican or Democrat stomping and hollering, though I think I'd run a little faster from the Dem's, while more cautiously from the Repub's...

 

Br'er FunkJazz- That's awesome! I love the Jib-Jab stuff, Teahead hipped me to 'em a while back here. Fuuu-knee! :D

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

_ ___ _ Leprechaun, Esquire _ ___ _

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Hey, I'm back! :wave:

 

1/2 rain, 1/2 sun. Good beaches and amusements for the boy :)

 

Only played my guitar once :( Doodled some more with some chord progressions I have laying around. Tunes to follow? I hope.

 

Traffic from hell :mad:

 

I scrolled through the topic list. Did I miss anything good? Don't point me to the "Jesus deserved" thread. WTF is up with that?

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Originally posted by billster:

Hey, I'm back! :wave:

 

1/2 rain, 1/2 sun. Good beaches and amusements for the boy :)

 

Only played my guitar once :( Doodled some more with some chord progressions I have laying around. Tunes to follow? I hope.

 

Traffic from hell :mad:

 

I scrolled through the topic list. Did I miss anything good? Don't point me to the "Jesus deserved" thread. WTF is up with that?

http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_30_117.gif Bill!

 

As far as "anything good", it's all relative. Kyra and the Mastermind haven't come back, if you were wondering :cry:

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Originally posted by billster:

I scrolled through the topic list. Did I miss anything good? Don't point me to the "Jesus deserved" thread. WTF is up with that?

:wave: welcome back

 

it's a joke, don't let it get to ya.

 

some folks around here have NO sense of humor & some folks really get confused when confronted with an absurd sense of humor. *shrug*

 

it's been quiet... this is my first post in like, 4 days :freak:

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yeah, i'm going to acoustically treat it first, but i have a couple of projects lined up to record in there.

 

i'm going to document the whole process of building this little room into a decent recording space. hopefully someone can learn from all the mistakes i'm bound to make...

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Originally posted by funk jazz:

yeah, i'm going to acoustically treat it first, but i have a couple of projects lined up to record in there.

 

i'm going to document the whole process of building this little room into a decent recording space. hopefully someone can learn from all the mistakes i'm bound to make...

Cool, I'll be watching.

 

Whatever treatment you use, try to have it modular, so you can liven up or deaden down the room depending on the current need. Even using a carpet that you can roll up when you want more room counts.

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