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Dragonhide says:

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Hello. Jallen Dragonhide checking in.

Today April 12, the day I happen to start my photo diary, is my 35th birthday. Blah.

I'm not sure what to say at the moment- I never do at first in "intro" topics.

So, Hi.

*edit*

Sometimes it's best to don your peril sensitive goggles and just charge full speed!!

*UPDATE!* I will be wrapping this diary up in a day or so, but all my NEW 2008 posts are here:
www.flickr.com/groups/mdpd2008/discuss/72157603603197913/
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Dragonhide says:

Oh, Yesterday also happened to be my mother-in-law's 66th birthday so it was certainly a special day. :)
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CollardGreens says:

Cruisin through...speed visit today - Hello !

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RobW_ says:

Yay for family reunions, and best wishes for the Dragonhide mother-in-law's birthday!
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Lalalian says:

Airport reunions are so wonderful.

I love sitting in the arrivals lounge and watching the people around me. Sometimes I try to guess who belongs to who etc.

Have a fabulous time with your family {:->
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Dragonhide says:

Thanks Collard and Rob!

Lalalian- LOL I do that too! :)
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Dragonhide says:

Sept 11

Living large at walmart

A very strange day- full of recent painful history in the USA (and everybody else affected). The day ended with a brief shopping trip at Wal-mart. If you are not aware of Wal-Mart, consider yourself lucky., They are a huge chain that has put everybody else in the rural areas out of business, and the only place let to shop is at wal-mart. All kinds of cheap child-labor goods you'd ever want.

They decided they could get away with closing down their pharmacy and put this in its place.. confident that that won't lose customers.

They lost me a long time ago.. LONG time ago. those fuckers. Corporates shouldn't run towns, the local businesses should.
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Dragonhide says:

Sept 12

Stick to fun!!!


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I like that motto.

Today was a cool day. My business partner and I drove the 2 hours up north to St. Louis to attend a Red Hat Linux seminar. We got a cool coffee mug out of it.. oh and useful marketing information as well, I suppose.

Then we went to Global Food Market- one of the two international food store that I know of in St. Louis that carries all kinds of international groceries.

We spend two hours in there just marveling at the diversity.

And this Pocky stick... for men? what? is it Musk flavored or something? I dunno....
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Lalalian says:

I love Pocky!!!

The ones with crushed almonds in the chocolate are the best.

Yeah, I'm not too sure what makes these ones particularly masculine. They are generally just covered in dark choc rather than milk.
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ebilflindas says:

And according to the packaging, they're steamy, too! Or is that the bitterness wafting off of it?

Musk flavoured, Tim? Eew!
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Dragonhide says:

I think it's green muskness wafting off it... LOL

Lalaian, I gotta try the almonds one..I been eyeing these for some time.. I like the original kind- I've only got that kind so far...
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friuduric says:

I'm with ya on the Evil that is Wal-Mart (I love those Mall-Wart bumper stickers).

Hope you're having fun with the family visit!

--Imperatrix
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BellaGaia says:

They look like they're smokin'..... us girls can't handle the bitterness... better that they should warn us that these are MANLY!
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CollardGreens says:

I like the ones they serve in Italy - usually with a strong expresso. More chocolat please...

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Dragonhide says:

Sept 13

Bad quick snapshot.

TASTY Spanish lentil soup!



My father-in-law can cook!

Lentils, Spanish chorizo (sausage), ribs, onions & carrots. While served, pour apple cider vinegar to taste
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Dragonhide says:

Sept 14 I took tons of camera phone shots, but no fancy schmacy camera shots. Placeholder
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ebilflindas says:

"Bad quick snapshot"?
I don't know what you mean, Tim. This photo, I think, really conveys the warmth, love, and tastiosity (yeah, I make up words--you wanna make a sign for it?) of the dish. My taste buds are all a-tingle just lookin' at it!
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Dragonhide says:

I like tasiosity! & Thanks! :)
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Dragonhide says:

Sept 15

PAELLA!


Paella in  the making

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paella

Today I cleaned up outside around the house all day long... Cut up more felled trees and cleared up the new yard-in-progress... in time for a get-together of several of Merche's co-workers. High School teachers. Pepe my father-in-law, Manoli my mother in law and I worked for hours to prepare for Paella cooked outside the traditional way- over an open fire.

Then we ended the night by throwing on some logs on the fire and having a good ol' bonfire.. We all stood around the fire, telling stories and laughing our heads off! It was a chilly night, so it was truly a night made for a bonfire!
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ebilflindas says:

Wow, man, that looks great. And the whole evening sounds even better!
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Lalalian says:

*sniffs the air

Mmmmmm... smells good from here!! {:->
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CollardGreens says:

Nothin but good stuff on and about the fire...

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RobW_ says:

That paella looks really authentic - love that big pan! wish I were there. Lentils with chorizo doesn't look bad, either.
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sunshinecity says:

lmfao at the pocky sticks... soudsn violating Hahaha

I just love that open fire paella shot! Looks so yummy and wholesome!
Gotta love traditional home made cooking!
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Simon-K says:

That paella looks fantastic (and I don't even like paella!!) And you gotta love Pockys!!! Must try hunt out some men's though, not seen them before
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ltcherrypn says:

Love bonfire's! Love the smell, love the atmospher. Love 'em. They are big for us around October. But, I love sitting by a fire so much I have a fire pit in my back yard. Not uncommon to see me out there any time of the year in my robe, feet up drinking a glass of red wine just before I go to bed. LOVE'em!!!!
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Dragonhide says:

haha I share the love of a warm toasty fire.. and the smell of a healthy clean woodsmoke is divine. I like how it makes the house smell woodsy
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Lalalian says:

*toasts marshmellows for everyone
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Dragonhide says:

OoOooo *pulls out hershey chocolate bars and graham crackers*

Ever had a S'more?
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Jissy says:

oh man that soup and paella is making me hungry!!
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Lalalian says:

No... I've always wanted to try s'mores {:->
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sunshinecity says:

omg smores are cooooool! and omg so fuckin' rich!
It's the first thing I tried back in my first visit to indiana.... i landed and got home to michael's house at about 8,30pm local time (2,30am my time) and headed straight for a home made BBQ followed by s'mores... imagine that all on your belly at effin' in the morning hahaha
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friuduric says:

Wow! I didn't know paella was traditionally made on an open fire. I bet that adds a great smoky taste.

Mmmmmmm.

--Imperatrix
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Dragonhide says:

*passes out smores to everybody with Lalalian's carefully roasted marshmallows... unless you like your marshmallow toasty black*

That's assuming of course, that you all helped yourself to the Paella and soup... :)

Sunshine- Wow, Indiana? I met you late in the year... I don't know much about Michael (except- WTF was he thinking calling it off? I'm assuming he's the ex?) So I am certain you got the full midwestern treatment. .BBQ and s'mores your first night.. you poor thing! lol

My in-laws' biggest complaint (and mine too but I got used to it living here) is that America's* biggest meal is in the end of the day, not at 2 pm like Spaniards do it for siesta... So usually, at work I have a sandwich for lunch.. and then dinner... yep sandwiches again.

OMG I am so sick of sandwiches!

imperatrix- It does! And most of the wood I cut up for them to use was hickory from my backyard.... MMmMmM great stuff!



* for the record- in the early to mid 1900s my grandmother here in the midwest on a farm would prepare the big meal and serve it at 2 pm by ringing the farm bell, and all the workers would quit and come in for a siesta.. But this fell out of fashion when life became more urban- and everybody got air conditioning.
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sunshinecity says:

LMAO yeah he's the ex... and yeah they gave me the whole package lol... I'll tell ya it's not too bad... but I look at my photo gallery now and think, "thank god I'm not moving" LOL

i've heard he's been diagnosed with "stupid".... poor thing.... never saw it coming!
Hahahah
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Lalalian says:

i've heard he's been diagnosed with "stupid"....

Such a tragedy with it strikes at a young age...

HAA HAA HAAA!!!!! {:->
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RobW_ says:

Yay, Sunshine's in full sense of humour mode about her ex. Very healthy.
*passes on the s'mores and marshmallows - sugar doesn't agree wioth me.
* helps himself to some more paella and vino - more my style.
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sunshinecity says:

Oh I know.. but I think it's hereditary too! Such a shame...
*evil chuckle*

Ehh... ok I got a cavity now. Where's Dr. Allan when you need him!?!
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Dragonhide says:

i've heard he's been diagnosed with "stupid"....

Hahahahahah!! That is a great quote!

Dr. Allan's the name of our horses' vet... are you sure you want him? His dental instrument consists of an electrical reciprocating saw outfitted with an industrial sized file.
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ltcherrypn says:

just dropped by to see any updates. I agree with Jissy..making me hungry so out to lunch I go.

So are you going to start training again?
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Dragonhide says:

Sept 16</b

Making room.. will catch up


Partially caught up--- backward in time.. oh well

Elephant Rocks State Park
Elephant Rocks State Park

Today was an awesome day. Ian and I went hiking TWICE in one day! The first was in the morning, where we caught all the cool bug shots (See nearby photos to the photo I linked to)

The first hike, Ian and I went on ourselves. Ian was the perfect photo assitant.. totally engrossed with what I was doing with the camera and immediately dropping down with me when I set down the pack to change lens and assist with the dust caps, you know, quick switch of the caps so they don;'t get dirty.

Plus since he can hear.. he pointed out two things I would have missed otherwise.... "Ian, how did you know that was there?!!" Ian signing: "I heard it buzzz buzzz buzz"

Ian's cool.

Then I return the favor by playing Nintendo Game Cube LEGO Star Wars for the 147th time with him. And he still kicks my ass.

Kids.
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Sept 17
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Sept 18

Futbol, Football, Soccer... Muay Thai Kickboxing?




Emil, I need help.

We both have sons about same age... and we both are martial arts fans. OK, what I need help with-- how do you explain the difference between Muay Thai Kickboxing and Futbol? Specifically that leg kicks while defending is highly frowned upon?

hahahaha I'm just kidding, of course. Ian wouldn't/couldn't hurt a fly. He's at the end of a kick where the blue guy is swooping in.

Anyway, Here's a link to Ian throwing the ball back into the field... with animation! This one doesn't have other people's kids (except in blurry background) so I am a bit more comfortable posting it in public.
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Sept 19

This be why in th' name o' Davy Jones I had t' be makin' room




I just could not let this International Talk Like a Pirate Day pass without doing something to celebrate it.

I'm a pirate nut... as evidenced by my ownership of a Cutlass... that I display in my office, no less.

Shiver me timbers!
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Dragonhide says:

hahaha that weird bump on my cheek is from a cdrom I have attached to the wall.. It totally threw me off for a minute.. Wow, I even have pirate-like ugly warts!
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sunshinecity says:

Why on earth do we have a "Talk like a pirate" day??
LOL

So umm.... Dr Allan, well he used to be a MDPD regular... 'till life got in the way I guess. He's a great photographer and also a retired dentist!
I miss his diary!
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Loca.... says:

That paella made medroolk all over.... Looks great and with the bonfire, it must be delicious.

You look like a real pirate. Nice sword.
:))
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Dragonhide says:

Psst: the 18th found and updated (sorry slow going and out of order between office and work)
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Dragonhide says:

Ahh I see now about Dr. Allan... He DOES have great photos!!!
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Dragonhide says:

Psst, the time travel back- this time to 16th continues... Almost caught up now.
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CollardGreens says:

Arrr - avast...the wind dies quickly on the leeward side matey and you'll be a farthing less in waters murked by 2 fathoms...so says Barnacle Bill. Bring her to port if want the jib rising starboard...now step to laddies !

Sorry - missed the priate day and wanted to catch up - arrrr
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sunshinecity says:

you're slacking.... some would think you're copying me, ya know!
= P
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friuduric says:

You have a cutlass in your office? Wow. You're hardcore.

--Imperatrix
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Dragonhide says:

OOhh you're good at it CG!!!! respect!

But I'm a slacker at heart!

friuduric yarrrrr that me be!
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Dragonhide says:

Answering Alex from:
www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594479577835/7215...

(didn't want to hijack Simon's diary with a long reply)

That is a very common misconception of sign language. But it's not difficult to understand the reasoning why it isn't so. Unlike the written and spoken word, the only way Sign Language spreads is by direct people to people contact. Until VERY recently that is. (TV, Web Cams, Video Phones)

So as a result, even within America there are many different signs for a single concept. Case in point, let's say a "Chicken" someone might put their hands under armpits to mimic wings and go *bawk bawk*, and another person would mimic the chicken beak with their index finger & thumb.

Most states in the US have their own dialect, and you can often tell where a deaf person is from after a couple minutes conversation. :)

All this being said, it is a helluva lot easier for foreign Deaf people to communicate with each other via gesturing, tho. They're all used to using gestures to communicate with the hearing people, and sign language being the visual language it is, they'll find a way to communicate :)

Back in '94 when I was going to college in Boston, my then-girlfriend-now-wife and I lived together on the top floor of an apartment building. Her ex lived across the hall from us, and he being the dumbass he is accidentally set his bed on fire which in turn burned THREE whole buildings. Oh it was a disaster zone!

The building we lived in happened to be full of Chinese people, including one Deaf elderly grandfather who just came from China to visit his family.

He found me in the Red Cross makeshift shelter that we all camped out at- all bewildered and scared .. None of his family could sign, so he was completely lost. It was a very interesting experience... I couldn't understand a word he was saying to me in Chinese sign language, nor he could my American Sign Language (ASL). So we started making up our own signs, and between that and pantomime, we could communicate allright. It was nice to see him much relieved that he wasn't going to be put in jail or something- he was absolutely sure he was in some kinda big trouble.

Not sure what that story had to do with the Universal-ness of sign language, I guess I just felt like telling it :)

*quits rambling and gets back to work*
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Dragonhide says:

Hey folks-

I'm off for a couple days-- I might make it back, but I'm not sure.

There is no good way to get to flickr groups via my celphone & mobile flickr.

I'm going off to Arkansas to go sailing with my in-laws! My sister has a big sailboat there...

maps.google.com/maps?q=Greers+Ferry,+AR,+United+States+of...

Ya'll BEHAVE! (or not. whatever floats your boat)

ps: I usually send cheesy cellphone shots to my main stream when I'm traveling if anyone cares.. :)
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sunshinecity says:

ohhh I care, pls send!!

and btw, thanks for that cool explanation! Very interesting and revealing...

I'll try not to behave too much lol

hope you have fun!
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ebilflindas says:

Don't you have a Crackberry or sumsuch? I'm able to get to the group on my little Sony Ericsson with Opera Mini. I don't think I can add photos to my diary, but I can definitely leave comments.

But if you're sending phonecam shots to your stream, I'll just have to visit there, too! Funny, when I think of Arkansas, sailing does not come to mind, and vice versa!
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CollardGreens says:

Avast and weigh it up boys...red sky at morning sailor take warning ..red sky at night, sailor's delight...so says Barnacle Bill...so say we all.
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Dragonhide says:

Oh I will be Alex, using my cameraphone lots.. I just found out that yes, I bought out all my kick butt photo gear... but I neglected to bring my two extra camera batteries and my charger.. and the only one I have is about to die... DAMN SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn the luck.

Emil- Better! I have full celphone signal way out here in middle of nowhere... It helps that this is a popular destination for doctors and lawyers with BIG sailboats, hence celphone towers near the lake! My Palm Treo 680 has bluetooth, and supports bluetooth dialup modem I'm using to get my laptop online. pretty spiffy. There's NO Internet access here- not dialup (unless long distance) nor broadband or anything....

Shit, it's faster on the internet here than it is at home.. where I dont have a cellphone signal even :P

crazy world.

CG- I took scores of pictures of the moon slowly turning red settling down and finally dipping below the horizon above the lake.. I hope they turn out OK, I dont want to waste my solo battery reviewing.. grrrr So, it was a red sky at night.. well into night.. it's 1:30 am now and I am just in from snapping the moon sky. :)
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RobW_ says:

Thanks for that Pirate Day explanation, mate. I spent the day in bemusement until well into the evening. I also am totally ignorant about sign language, so appreciated your explanation.
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sunshinecity says:

Argh!! Well.. look forward to what ever pics you take, send or upload, at any point!
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friuduric says:

What kind of vacation is it when you're spending your time emailing here? Shoo! Go out and enjoy the water!

--Imperatrix
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Dragonhide says:

South Africa Sign Language is very strange- when I would come along with my best friend to visit her family who are all deaf, I sit completely lost when they start signing in SASL.. even tho they might be mouthing English words here and there I'm still completely lost- I had an easier time with that elderly Chinese Deaf gentleman!

Thanks sunshine!!! :) I'll be posting no doubt.

imperatrix: yeah, but remember, I'm here with my in-laws... all who don't speak a word of English.... not that it really matters, I can't hear them anyway hehe. So I occupy myself with this when they're busy arguing about daily household chores, and how we're doing everything wrong..... hehe

It's funny- my wife has her hands full herding them around, that I often just sit around wondering what the hell's going on. Fortunately my little boy who turns 7 next week is tri-lingual- he will sign to me what they're arguing about in Spanish.. hehe That boy's cool.
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friuduric says:

Oh, right, in-laws! So, they're judging you guys? You mean, it isn't just my parents that do that? Imagine that! ;-)

Hiking companion, translator: your son is definitely a keeper!

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RobW_ says:

Ja, ou Tim, us Saffers always like to be different.
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ebilflindas says:

RobW_ You lekker Saffers! ;-) [I hope that came out right--I got it from a SA friend of mine]

Your boy sounds super cool, Tim--I love that you guys have an almost-secret language between ya!
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sunshinecity says:

indeed that's very cool about your son. it's great that he's learned Spanish too.... it's so important to learn a 2nd language, especially when you're so young... really does wonders for the elasticity of the brain... i think you think faster... i notice it with me... the more I grew up speaking both English and Italian... and the brain really learned them as 1 language.. rather than 2 separate languages. I'm what they call bi.lingual... and no, Rob, it's not what you're thinking, get your mind out of the gutter, as the yanks would say hahaha. I can switch from Italian to English within the same sentence... in fact we d it at home all the time.... you really would laugh if you hear our conversations at the dinner table!
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RobW_ says:

Lekker soos 'n cracker Emil! Thanks for taking the trouble.

You're jumping to outrageous conclusions Sunshine - my mind in the gutter? Never! (How'd you know I'd be the next one here, anyway)?
Besides, I know what bilingual is, I was educated bilingual, we had to learn both English and Afrikaans at school, and I spoke Zulu before either of those, and now Greek, so I'm quadrilingual. Our daughters were brought up just like you, with their mother speaking only Greek to them, and English with me and at school.

Did you mean bisexual? I'm pretty sure you're not, could be wrong, but even if you were, I'd be cool with it.
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Sept 22

Vacation Bedheads are the best



Bed head

My dSLR will die any minute.. the battery that is. So I don't dare hook it up to transfer to the laptop... not when there's pictures left to take! It's funny, I feel like I'm back to Film SLR, conserving my shots, instead of just snapping away, experimenting for the perfect shot. With film I didn't have that luxury. It's that all over again.

Anyway I will update with some better pictures when I get home :)
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CollardGreens says:

YAH ! Tim - you scared me with this one !!

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RobW_ says:

Scary!
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sunshinecity says:

Damn Tim, that's one impressive hair-do!
hahah

Rock on!
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friuduric says:

I'd say it was the salt in the water that is acting as a powerful mousse -- but your at a fresh-water lake, so I don't understand.


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Dragonhide says:

Hahahahahaha.. this is my hair at its natural state if I don't do anything to it in the morning... It's a real pain in the ass, and when people tell me "Oh you're so lucky to have these curls!" I'm like yeah right, easy for YOU to say...

:-)

Here's another one of my afro shots from early spring:
www.flickr.com/photos/dragonhide/426723152/in/set-7215760...

and then the next night:
www.flickr.com/photos/dragonhide/427765264/in/set-7215760...

Must be seen in large...

In retrorespect, I wish I didn't have the beer can in the second shot, I was trying to be a redneck-funny and it got lost somehow...

Anyway, I'm back home to my glorious dial-up.. yay! At least it's a lot more reliable than a celphone tricked into being a dialup modem...
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~magpie~ says:

The in-laws for a long visit... nice. Makes sense to have an extended trip when you're traveling that far. AND you get the added benefit of those gorgeous meals that I can almost smell from the photo alone. *drools*

WalMart. Don't get me started. I haven't given them any of my money in many years. Them and McDonalds, and I'm proud of it.

Ian sounds like a cool kid....

What kind of socks does a pirate wear? Aaaaaarrrrgyle.

Wow, you have hair similar to my dear friend Pat. (although this photo doesn't highlight the true craziness of it)
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Dragonhide says:

Ok, the 8 facts thing that SSB, SunshineCity and Simon-K caught my attention.. I thought I'd play along:

Eight Facts:

1) Became deaf at 18 months old from Spinal Meningitis

2) Communicate only with writing, gesturing & American Sign Language.

3) Famous people I've met: Desmond Tutu, which I walked up to and complimented his colorful bishop's robe and asked who he was, he was so surprised and delighted to meet someone ignorant about who he was, that we sat and chatted with an sign language interpreter for about half a hour during the Episcopalian General Convention I attended in High school; the Dalai Lama which came to speak to my religion-philosophy class at Gallaudet University- he placed his hand on my heart, and said, "Listen to this. It KNOWS." when I asked him, out of all the different religions out there, how does one know which is "correct"; and Tony Hawk- long-time professional Skateboard champion. I met a few at once, but he's the most famous- his then- team member Mike McGill knew a little sign language, and invited me (at hero-worship 13 years old no less! I was in heaven!) to jump over the chain-link fence and join him and his team mates during a practice for a upcoming skate tournament.

4) is an recovering Emetophobic- the mere thought would make me ill for the rest of the day. However, having a baby of my own cured me of that in a hurry. Homeopathic therapy? hehe

5) I am very compulsive- when something catches my fancy, I am compulsive to the point of obsessive-- smoking, drinking, flickring, doing martial arts, eating, reading, working out, geeking out... Some are healthier than others. I can't just "quit" something, I have to instead, substitute the vice with something else and hope it's beneficial. Still working on substituting a couple of vices with something better. It never ends. Self-improvement is a life-long journey not a destination.

6) Attended Governor's Magnet School of the Arts specializing in theater. A school you had to audition for and get accepted into and work half of the school day exclusively in your chosen field.

Related, I had the honor of being part of a theater group that opened for the American College Theater Festival at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC- something we had to compete against 810 Colleges & Universities for the honor.

7) I juggle. I can juggle up to 4 balls- but prefer 3 balls- the variations are endless, clubs, hoops, flaming torches, little puppies & kittens- and not so bad with Chinese yo-yo, regular Yo-yo, and can do Devil (Diablo) Sticks alright. I worked hard on contact juggling, but just couldn't get it. I own an unicycle, but never got good at it. Considered going to Clown College in Florida. Oh BTW I was kidding about puppies and kittens.


8) talks way too much, when provided an outlet and the means. In person, I am MUCH quieter and reserved- in part of the language barrier perhaps.


And yeah I need to catch up on my photos, and I will.
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Dragonhide says:

Hey ya Magpie! Nice to see you around again!

I think Wal-Mart thrives only because they force everybody else in the country out of business. They really ARE pretty much the only place left to shop around here- unless I travel at least a hour or so towards St Louis which I live a couple hours away from.

It freaking sucks, I know, no excuses, but I just simply haven't reached a position in life (Time & financially) to be that much inconvenienced and work around it anyway and completely boycott Hell-Mart

And yes, I feel violated and like a hypocrite.. :P

As for the people in the city with OPTIONS... I wish they would boycott... Oh, yes, and quit hogging up the heavy duty pick-up trucks us farmers need for our daily work- Garth Brooks and his bunch aren't that cool that everybody needs a 1 ton diesel truck/Jeep/SUV/Humvee just to commute to work.. hehe Boy I do get grumpy when I see a soccer Dad with cowboy hat use a huge diesel truck to take his kids to a soccer game, and there's not a single spot of mud splattered on it. That's not "real world" dude. hehe

Ok enough ranting.


*cough*
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Dragonhide says:

Sept 21

To counteract my talking too much- let's roll back the clock to a previously skipped day:

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Sept 20

Continuing with the time travel theme:
Digital vs Film

Clickey to see my rant about film vs digital if you're into that sort of geeky stuff.
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RobW_ says:

Lovely peaceful country light shots there, Tim. Nice change after all those bad hair shots ;-)
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jrayfarm1980 says:

just dropping in to say hi! Did anyone ever figure out why exactly that was MEN'S pocky? Are there naked ladies on the inside of the box or something? (And now I feel like I am 12 having just used the term "naked ladies" in polite conversation!)
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Simon-K says:

Must have been amazing meeting Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. Tutu always seems like he's a genuinely nice guy! Love the shot from the 21st!
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ItinerArts says:

The 2st is really nice.

The 22nd makes me grateful for my own hair deficit.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
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sunshinecity says:

holy crapola Tim, your last two shots are stunning! You'll be pleased to know, or maybe not, that your shot from the 21st is now set as my desktop...
Hihihi!

I loved your 8 facts too... and btw, I met Tony Hawk too, back in the 80s, when they came to the UK for a tour and went to the skate park my brother so fondly hung out at! Wow, I felt so cool to sit and watch all these crazy, long haired kids!
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Lalalian says:

21st Sept is so beautiful! The colours are amazing.
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jelliajamb says:

sorry to gloss over the lovely sunsets to go back to the Man-Medusa shot, but I gotta ask if you took it Before or After you started conserviing for 'special shots'. Either way - it certainly is 'special' ; )
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Dragonhide says:

Rob- thank you :)

jray- Hi!!! I'm going to have to find your diary and do a proper catch up and Hiyas! re: Men's Pocky-I think that they think women don't like bitter chocolate or something... Crazy.

Simon-K- Oops thanks for the correct spelling of Dalai- I mustn't mix him up with the crazy Spaniard artist.. :) Oh it was great meeting them. Tutu is one fine guy. He has to be, to find such joy in talking with me- I was completely ignorant about who he was, and asked all kinds of innate questions. When we walked away, I noticed my interpreter was pale... He punched me in the shoulder, "DO YOU KNOW WHO THAT GUY IS???!!!" all swoon-like... "Yeah, Tutu.. so?" hahahaha geez. Fortunately, I'm no longer ignorant :)

Itiner- hehehe thank you!

Alex- I'm very pleased & flattered.. Thank you!!! I met Tony Hawk in the 80s.. I think he was barely 17.. it must have been 1986. He sure was a gawky kid wasn't he?? lol He was so nice to me! He told me all about this cool gal he met in the UK... hehehehehehe

lalalian- come on over! All of you are invited to crash at my sister's place! That was the view from the outside whirlpool.. it was awesome. Maybe I better warn my sister... hehe
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hahahahahaha Jella! It was with my cameraphone.. I took cheesy shots with it with impurity- the world will not be denied all my cheesy shots!!! :)
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friuduric says:

Wow, Tim.

I'm so with you on all the topics of your rant. "Garth Brooks and his bunch" - heh.

Love your 8 facts. Love them!

I also really like your 9/21 shot. The colors! The colors!

(enough exclamation points for one day?)

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
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Sexy Swedish Babe says:

oh

(too sleepy to say something wittier)
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Dragonhide says:

Good Night, sexy.. *tucks you in*
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Sept 24

Introspective today

In a strange mood.
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ReeBeckiSupergirl says:

Great shot! I love how the dark is used here. Though I'm not to sure about the strange mood -- makes the photo work though!
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Sexy Swedish Babe says:

oh. the glasses work well in this one.
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sunshinecity says:

lemme guess... that strange mood, after a brief encounter on yahoo? Hahahah

I like the glasses
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Lalalian says:

Wow, this would make a great album cover if you ever put out a CD {:->
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sunshinecity says:

Well Lala, judging from your 8 useless facts you just might!
= )
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Dragonhide says:

The cd I would put out would be a photo cd I suppose.. :)

Oh hey, I'm bending the limit of 8 facts:

9) In 6th grade I was in the school band as a drummer. Just to prove to everybody that I could do it despite being deaf. I got pretty good at it, too. It was easy, all I had to do was watch the conductor.. I think I was the only one that actually watched him. hehe
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sunshinecity says:

I would have thought you could feel the vibrations and beats if the music was loud enough, no?

That's what that movie with William Hurt taught me anyways hahaha
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

yay for vibrations
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