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rparker
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Hi Everyone, nice to see the familiar names running around still. I took my yearly sabatical from the 6-string adventure again. Spring and early summer are always so tough on my time for some reason. Between planning a 2,300 mile motorcycle ride for 12, doing the ride, big project at work being completed and released, one bad car accident, two surgeries (nothing major) and a holy war against my weight problem, I've hardly had time for much. Good thing I "retired" from Senior League baseball.

I fired up the LP and the amp, tuned up and started playing the other night. Same time of year too. End of July-beginning of August.

Well, good to "see" everyone.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
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Bish
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Welcome back, bud.

Missed seeing your cheery avatar! :wink:

Bish

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Elecktrablue
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Yes, welcome back! :D

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Vic Lewis VL
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Welcome back, Roy. When I saw you'd posted in the top 500 albums thread, I thought, "Hmmm - haven't seen him for a while!" SEVEN MONTHS? Yep, been a while!

Don't be a stranger!

:D :D :D

Vic.

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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Rahul
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Welcome back !


   
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Taso
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Welcome back, bud.

Missed seeing your cheery avatar! :wink:

amen, glad to see you again!

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TwistedLefty
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Geez i didn't realize it had been so long, welcome back!

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Embrace_the_Darkness
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Welcome back!

Pete

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Wes Inman
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Welcome back Roy! :D

If you know something better than Rock and Roll, I'd like to hear it - Jerry Lee Lewis


   
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pearlthekat
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hi!


   
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Chris C
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Good to see you again Roy. :) Hope you made some progress in that "Holy War" you've been waging. :wink:

Cheers,

Chris


   
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The Dali
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Glad to hear from you Roy. We're always here for ya!

-=- Steve

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rparker
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Thanks everyone. It's been too long. Weird year...again. Seems like every year this decade has left me with some really busy stretches. One thing leads to another, and wham. 6 months goes by.

Age is changing me. I went from a night owl to a morning bird during this stretch. As soon as I figured that out, I adjusted my work schedule and life seems to be getting less hectic. Odd. Also helps going into work earlier as most of the people I work with are in London. (most pleasant group of people I've ever worked with, btw)

My holy war against the weight problem is going as well as planned. I didn't go with any of those fad diets. I just reduced intake, eat better choices more often and walk 2 miles most days. 19 down since April, 93 to go. I figure 1.5 years total. No big deal, because I know this is what I have to do for the rest of my life....regardless of when I get to my goal weight.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
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smokindog
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Roy, I have become an day person this year also. As of 01/02/2007 I have been working the day shift after almost 25 years of the grave yard shift :shock: I find it makes a big difference after you get used to it :D

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