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Old Dec 2, 2004, 2:43 AM   #21
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I am not really someone that likes to quantify myself.



For the most part, I've always been at odds with the rest of the world. Although I try to not to be too arrogant about it, I definately like to make my own decisions, and am not afraid to take the, "Of course I'm right, and the rest of the world is wrong!" approach to certain situations.

I live with my Mom and my Grandparents. We are a close family, and while some people may think that I should have struck out on my own by now, I just never really felt the need.

I wasn't kidding when I mentioned that my chair and my electronics are home. I tend to dislike most people and it is rare that I really want to spend time with anyone but my family, and a very few circle of friends.

I love movies, but seen so many, I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite. Music..I like anything that will make me dance, jump up and down like a fool, and basically take over a dance floor because no one wants to get near 250 lbs of swirling chaos.

I love sci-fi and horror books. Asimov is my favorite Sci-Fi Writer. And Clive Barker is my favorite horror conceptualist. (I don't always like his over all writing style, but I do like his ideas and concepts and the risks he takes to bring the horor to a truly visceral level.)I haven't really read any bad sci-fi..but the success of Anne Rice makes me want to wretch. Reading one of her books makes me want to tear her fingers off so she can never type again. When someone told me she use to write porn, I was far from surprised. For the record, I feel the same way about Stephen King.I know people think I'm crazy now...But I honestly wish neither one of them would ever write again or get a movie made based on their books.

I don't smoke...If you don't take one drag of a cigarrette and never pick one up again..something ain't right. Its disgusting and obviously bad for you. If you are going to smoke, just drink dirty car oil until you choke to death. It'll be quicker, cheaper, and I won't have to smell it while I'm eating. And I'm not sorry if this offends you.

Drugs. I admit, I never got into drugs for one reason, and one reason alone...I know I'd get too into it. When I like something, I really like it and can't get enough. When I hate something, I really hate it and don't want to put up with it for more than two seconds. For now its better for my health and pocket that I really hate drugs.

I'm a picky eater, but I guess I made it 250 lbs. because I really like the foods I like. Gonna work on getting the weigh down. Money's been a little tight, but that should change soon, and I am gonna start watching what I eat and start making it to a gym.

I do tech support for a living. I really liked it when I started, but as machines came down in price, and the average man started to afford them, I find people have no sense of reality when it comes to the warranty and service they expect of these units. Day by day the job is starting to wear on me and errode my patience, which I use to think was darn near infinite in professional settings. I've worked for my company 10 years, and the current caliber of customer is starting to prove me wrong in that department. Even when you help them, they still often end the call with a harumph and slam the phone on you with no "Thanks!". When I started, maybe 1 out of 200 people I spoke with was rude, and I even often got faxed thank you letters for my help. Now the machines might look cheaper, but their actual service rate is much lower, and 1 out of every 5 people seem to be rude..often for no real reason. And I have gotten 1 thank you letter this year, despite helping people get their technology running, and often even getting networks set up properly above and beyond the device we actually support. My job has become too much ingratitude from the customer, and from the higher echelons of the company, and not nearly enough pay to balance that out. I am in the process of trying to determine where and how I can move on.

Anyway, this has been a pretty long post, and in it I revealed some ugliness in myself. I may pick this up another time and try to show more of the positive aspects of my life..I guess ya'll just caught me in a mood.

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Old Dec 2, 2004, 7:40 PM   #22
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Hi all,

I'me new to this forum, and thought this would be a nice topic to start with.

The earth is a great place and it's fun trying to capture it's beauty as good as possible. Where i go, my cam goes along, and works hard I´me Dutch, born 1980.

I like

- Green

- Seafood

- Whisky (Scotch)

- Aviation (began taking pictures alongside runways before pointing the lens elsewhere)

- Travel

- Music

- Mountains

And more
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My gear:

Panasonic FZ50, with Cokin holder and several filters including my favorite nd graduals + screw in uv and polarizer - Olympus 0.7x WA converter - Hoya +4d macro lens

Casio exilim ex f1 pro

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Old Dec 3, 2004, 10:48 AM   #23
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Harjinder a.k.a Harj

Well, I'll try and keep this short and sweet, otherwise it could just go on an on and turn into an essay.

Location: Darkest North East london.

Age: mentally about 13.. phsyically 36

Music: Nearly everything except jungle and heavy rock. Mainly soul and RnB, mixed with a lot of Jazz.

Books: I can be a bit of a book worm. The Classics, Tolkien.Hate computer manuals

Food: Indian (well I'm biased!), Italian, Thai and Lebanese. Completely veggie I am :-)

Sports: Tai chi Yang Family,field hockey and some tennis.

Movies: All of Akira Kurosawa's masterpieces. Toshiro Mifune was just one of the greats. All of the LoTR, Star Wars..Pixar/Dreamworks animations, well any good film, esp one that makes you laugh.

Camera: FZ10,Nikon Coolpix 775 and Canon EOS.

Other: Drawing cartoons and people.

Occupation: Until a few weeks ago I was a Systems Analyst.

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Old Dec 3, 2004, 10:54 AM   #24
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Nick

Just wanted to say it was a damn good idea to start this post.

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Old Dec 4, 2004, 12:39 AM   #25
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Bobc, that was so inspirational! One of my brothers died much too early, from the ravages done his body through drugs and alcohol. In fact, seeing those destroy him and others is what kept me away from them. You've done an incredible thing, getting out of such an immensely powerful addiction!

Ok, as for me, I live inTexas, though I grew up in Georgia.

Occupation: software architect, developer, and creator of bugs

Hobbies: camping, mountain biking, Scouts (with my sons), reading, computer gaming, and now - photography!

Authors: C.S. Lewis, Jack Higgins, Clive Cussler, Gilbert Morris, Christopher Stasheff

Book categories: philosophy, action, suspense, fantasy - even better if the tale has a moral bent

Movies: Passion of the Christ, We Were Soldiers, Black Hawk Down, Van Helsing, most movies starring John Wayne, Cary Grant, or Jimmy Stewart

Favorite place in the world: Banff! Ok, and London. And Switzerland. And the southern United States during Autumn


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Old Dec 4, 2004, 6:35 PM   #26
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Hi Bobc,

I admire your strenght and courage to overcome such a killer. I also admire your sharing the same and your ability of "not to lie and Cheat". Take care.

and Nick thanks for starting such a nice thread. Now i have to figure out what i like or dislike.

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Now that I've read all the posts thus far in this thread, I must say that you are all - to a person, VERY strange individuals. It appears that I am the only normal person that posts here. I am glad we met cyberspace, and not in person at some party or something.

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NickTrop wrote:
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Now that I've read all the posts thus far in this thread, I must say that you are all - to a person, VERY strange individuals. It appears that I am the only normal person that posts here. I am glad we met cyberspace, and not in person at some party or something.

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This is why we all love you Nick...

You are our only link to sanity...:?

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Old Dec 5, 2004, 10:28 AM   #29
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NickTrop wrote:
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Now that I've read all the posts thus far in this thread, I must say that you are all - to a person, VERY strange individuals. It appears that I am the only normal person that posts here. I am glad we met cyberspace, and not in person at some party or something.

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Lol :roll: well normal is overated!
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Old Dec 7, 2004, 1:59 AM   #30
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This is why we all love you Nick... You are our only link to sanity... bobc

Now thats spooky, Nick's the sane one, aww heck, I need another drink....hick !!....burp....hick !!:-)
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