O.T. This time, show us your pictures!!

Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:08 AM

This is kind of a part 2 of "Tell us about yourself".

I feel like I have learned so much more about many of our members by thoroughly reading some history and information about them as well as receiving some insight as to how they got to where they are now.

This is some really great stuff .

Now, its time to put a face to the name!!, or at least some of your pictures that you would like to share with the rest of us.

Anything goes!!, a picture of YOU!, your piano, your pets, your house, your hobby, anything you like.

The purpose of this is to continue to get to know one another just a little better so it really does'nt matter what you post up. Just post a pic,or two , or three etc along with a brief description of it.

NOTE: A great place to upload your pics to store them and link to is www.photobucket.com

The Mighty Mason (in a very bright room!)

Posted by: John Delmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:12 AM

Aww,, Hunky--This ought to ge a seperatepage!
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:19 AM

Mr and Mrs Hunky

Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:21 AM

you must be super agile to get under the piano to sit to play it:)
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:26 AM

You guys don't look very happy there.

Your piano is in a closet?!?!
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:26 AM

Yes funburger, the current room is WAY to small for that piano, but its only temporary. We are remodeling the great room and it will be moved into there when it is done.

That room is HUGE! 28x22 with almost a 30' high ceiling!!

Bob, this is the only picture I have in a suit, and I did'nt want to scare off anyone with the speedo pics!!
Posted by: KJC

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:46 AM

Hi,

I'm new here. My name is Jackie Treehorn. I'm a filmmaker; I make adult films.

Posted by: geek in the pink

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 03:07 AM

Posted by: dfvanden

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 06:10 AM

Here goes, shortly after my customary two glasses of homebrew during practise tonight...

Posted by: Randy V.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 06:44 AM

Here's a link to a wee webpage I built a few years ago:

click here

It was in the early days of driving big-trucks around to make a buck or two. Those days are over (I hope).

The embedded links are to different songs. I would be interested to find another someone, anyone, who's familiar with the song about "Smokey" (the litte train picture). It's an old '78 I used to listen to when I was kid. So many memories....

And here's a rather recent picture of Lisa, my wife, and me.

Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 09:13 AM

Here is me before my 1st year dance at uni (I would have been 18):




Euan.

p.s. I felt obliged to provide a 'kilt' picture \:\)
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 09:23 AM

Here's me and my M&H:
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 09:41 AM

I've kinda got a goofy smile on my face, but I'll jump in. I pulled this image off of my company's security system server so it was designed to be a mug shot for photo ID's which we never made. It was taken a couple years ago when I was 18, but I haven't changed much...I still look like I'm about 14.


This thread looks like it will be even more interesting than the last. I have to admit though, the pictures already posted suprised me. People never look like what think they will.


For instance, Mr. Superhunky: I really envisioned something more along the lines of this...


Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 09:52 AM

That's a great one, shortcircuit! \:D

p.s. Although I'm sure you find it frustrating now, when you get to be my age you'll be HAPPY you look young!

p.p.s. to Euan, I'm having a hard time understanding just how bad your "headphone hair" problem can be with that short hair of yours, unless you've let it grow out a lot recently.
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 10:44 AM

Well, here's my piano:



As for me- Hmm, I don't keep pictures of me hanging around. Camera shy, y'know? ;\) But here's one:

Me
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 11:38 AM

Originally posted by shortcircuit85
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"For instance, Mr. Superhunky: I really envisioned something more along the lines of this."

Shortcircuit You almost got that pic perfect!, just a litle bit off!!

Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 11:42 AM

Cool Mak! I'm not a big Journey fan, but I've always enjoyed their music. One of the first songs on my want-to-learn-to-play-by-ear list was 'Lights'. I heard it on the radio and immediately thought it would make a great solo piano tune. Sigh, soon, soon. \:\)

Golly Hunkster, you really need to work on your facial expression. ;\)
Posted by: dk21208

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 11:48 AM

KJC,

Based on the uncomfortable silence, I don't think anyone got the joke....
Posted by: Agilita

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 11:56 AM

dk21208:

It did make me look at KJC's profile!
Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 12:01 PM

Here's my piano ..



and here's me ..



Luigi
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 12:10 PM

Wow Luigi, that room looks about as live as it can get. Unless there's a huge tapestry behind the photographer, you must wear ear plugs when you play.
Posted by: Hobie

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 12:16 PM

How are you guys posting pics? When I look at the reply form there isn't something that says "attach files" so how do I post with a picture?
Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 12:21 PM

Bob,
no problems, now there is a very large carpet under the piano.
Luigi
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 12:31 PM

Hobie:

If you are putting up a link to a picture (.jpg or the like), click on the Image box in blue below the reply form. If you are using a url to a website, use the URL box. Both will bring up a dialog where you can type in the link. HTH!
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 12:34 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Bob Muir:
Cool Mak! I'm not a big Journey fan, but I've always enjoyed their music.[/b]
Well, as you probably figured out, I AM a huge Journey fan! LOL And even more so now than when I first discovered them back in the 80's.

Lights is cool. I am working on an easy version of Open Arms and also on Who's Cryin' Now, among the other things I have to learn! I just love Jonathan's opening piano riff on Who's Cryin'....
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:36 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Agilita:
dk21208:

It did make me look at KJC's profile! [/b]
DITTO!!!
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:38 PM

 Quote:
How are you guys posting pics? When I look at the reply form there isn't something that says "attach files" so how do I post with a picture?
Hobie, you need to upload the file to a host if you don't have it online already.

To upload a photo[/b]
Try this... goto an image hosting site like the one below. http://www.imageshack.us

1. Click browse and select your file,
2. If the image is really big, check the box next to the upload button that says resize and select the "resize to 640x480 (message board)" size.
3. Click "host it" and wait for it to upload
4. When it's done, it will show you several different links to your image. It will look like the screen shown below. Just select the "Direct link to image" link and copy it (right click and select copy).



5. Goto the forums and select full reply form.
6. Press the "IMAGE" button shown next to all the smiley faces. A window will pop up asking for the link.
7. Paste in the link you copied (Right click and paste).
8. Preview your post to make sure the picture worked.

That's all there is to it. This link should work for 30 days after the last person views it. I should add, if you don't register with them, you won't be able to get back to the page with links. If you lose the link and close the window you will have to re-upload the file and get a new link.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 01:55 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by dk21208:
KJC,

Based on the uncomfortable silence, I don't think anyone got the joke.... [/b]
Guilty as charged! I had concluded that KJC just wandered into the wrong forum. ;\)

Luigi: Gorgeous room and piano!

Super-hunky: I just KNEW you had some sort of mild-mannered Clark Kent--Superman thing going on, and your second pic confirms that. But I agree with Sharon: Every one of your posts sounds like you're beaming from ear to ear. But you don't smile for a camera???
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 03:54 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by dk21208:
KJC,

Based on the uncomfortable silence, I don't think anyone got the joke.... [/b]
I see that it is similar to the opening quote from 'Spinal Tarp', I mean.... 'Tap' ( ba-boom )
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 04:01 PM

Super-hunky: I just KNEW you had some sort of mild-mannered Clark Kent--Superman thing going on, and your second pic confirms that. But I agree with Sharon: Every one of your posts sounds like you're beaming from ear to ear. But you don't smile for a camera??? [/QB][/QUOTE]


Monica: Sharon did'nt reply to this thread!, you've got some "Splainin" to do!!

And here, A nice big smile for you and Bob just to show I actually do have teeth!!

Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 04:11 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Monica: Sharon did'nt reply to this thread!, you've got some "Splainin" to do!!
[/IMG] [/b]
[Slaps hand on forehead] The only explaining I can do is that I have a malfunctioning short- AND long-term memory! I hate it when I'm typing a reply and it won't let me go back up and see the previous posts and I have to rely on memory. It must have been Bob's post I was thinking about.

Anyway, it is very nice to know that you ARE capable of smiling!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 07:38 PM

how?

how do I post my picture?

Well - I'm replying now. Everyone is stunning.

I'm trying to get there - ....


Sharon
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 07:46 PM

 Quote:
Originally said by Monica Kerns:
Luigi: Gorgeous room and piano!
Yes it is a beautiful room Luigi.

I thought you had a nice setup as well Monica. I've always wanted a baby grand in a little corner of the house somewhere.

Oh and M-S-H. You were right, you weren't far off from the picture I posted, but you look a little more refined than the guy in my post. What year is that photo from (the muscle shot)?
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 07:49 PM

1997. Those were the glory days!!
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 07:59 PM

Euan, you look very handsome in your kilt!! Thanks for sharing that! I have a friend from Scotland who teaches English here in Japan, and he says that he always has "provide a kilt picture" when he has new students etc. Once, when he confessed that he didn't have a kilt here with him in Japan, he said several students were so disappointed that it kind of ruined the entire lesson and instead of doing the planned conversation exercises, they spent the rest of the lesson working silently in the workbook! :p

Re KJC, it took me an embarassingly long time to get the joke-- adult-beginners forum, adult films, right? no? sorry, I'm slow!! \:\)

Ok, I am off to look for a photo to share here. Though in the meantime, if you haven't already, please take a look at my web page linked here, it has a photo of me.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 08:01 PM



Sharon
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 08:11 PM

Euan- nice kilt! Gotta love a man in a kilt!

Sharon- I hear ya on the "messy basement!" Why do you think I cropped that pic of mine as close to the piano as I could possibly get it???? ;\)
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 08:13 PM

mr_super-hunky[/b]: is that Mr.America photo with the bulging muscles for real??? I never thought your nickname would be so apt! Now I'm sure some of us here will think twice before criticizing your piano playing! \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 08:13 PM



Sharon
(Don't nobody notice the messy room, thanks).
BTW: That's the old acoustic - the nice new PX100 is upstairs.

Special thanks to:
Super-Hunky for this really fun thread idea. Genius.

Special thanks to Andrew - a.k.a. Shortcircuit85 - for without your "instructions" it never would have been possible to post up these pix.
:rolleyes:
\:D

Edit (next day): Mr. S-H - I didn't notice your original post of "how-to" post up the pix - that was great. \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 08:15 PM

EVERYONE IS SO PRETTY!!!!!!

Very Kewl!
Posted by: music4me2

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 08:20 PM

Still no piano replacement yet, but this is the sweet dog that loved to lie under it...



And this is me with my 6-year-old...

Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 08:37 PM

Ok, this picture is terrible quality and is about 5 years old. I rarely let my photo be taken and this is the only picture I could find on my computer that had me in it! I have a few more current ones on my camera, but the flash disk doesn't work with my new laptop!! ugh!



*edit*-made image smaller and a little darker \:D
Posted by: Sonata

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 08:50 PM

Here are my piano, my pet, my garden.


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They are all more beautiful than me \:\)
Posted by: Sonata

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 08:51 PM

OOps, sorry it doesn't work, i'll try again.
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 09:09 PM

.
Here's me. It's a couple of years ago, but I haven't changed much.



Here's my Samick, and no, my music books are no longer on it. \:\)

Posted by: Copper

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 09:33 PM

Me hard at work!
\:\)

Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 09:44 PM

Bob Purr, I mean Muir - I told you you were kewl - a few hours ago, in fact, right?

S-H - --- let's see - Monica - did you say Clark Kent - duh? Yup. A very sharp Clark Kent, with his sexy blonde bride. Luigi - nice, nice piano, too.... Rocky, sweet, cute... you're all so cute. Monica, very proper looking...Euan - adorable, KJC, really? Geek - right on! RandyV, cool, dfvanden - neat - and pianos in the backgrounds are so neat, too; Music4me2, sweet - nice and your doggy is so cute, Shortcircuit, very cool, Cooper hmmm, me thinks that's not really you - I could be wrong - but nice picture.

We gots to get some more here... Seaside Lee .... Mr. Bally....... I feel an alzhemiers moment taking over.... i may forget some people.... i will post again...dvdiva - your are adorable -

Sharon

Piano time now. \:\)
Posted by: dfvanden

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 09:55 PM

Bob, where's your pipe?

Monika, that Glenn Gould picture looks impressive. I need a picture of Bach above the piano to add seriousness to my portaits and inspiration to my playing.
Posted by: Copper

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 10:08 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
Cooper hmmm, me thinks that's not really you - I could be wrong - but nice picture.
[/b]
Wow! You're right, that's really weird, I'm a 51 years old male.

I think this must be one of those Dorian Gray things.

That picture is showing who I really am in piano years.

;\)
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 10:16 PM

 Quote:
Special thanks to Andrew - a.k.a. Shortcircuit85 - for without your "instructions" it never would have been possible to post up these pix.
You're welcome. I'm glad they were able to help someone.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 10:19 PM

Bob - the pix okay now.

'erm - Copper - if ya say so. :rolleyes:
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/22/06 11:05 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Here's me and my M&H:
Monica, just want you to know that you look really cool!

Sharon
Posted by: Sonata

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 12:29 AM

Here, finally, I've got it! They are my piano, my cute pet, and sunny garden, they are all more beautiful than me \:\)


Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 12:36 AM

Sonata, is that turtle real? I swear it looks like E.T!! (phone home!) Also, that super cooshy piano bench must make your tooshy feel real super-comfy huh?
Posted by: Sonata

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 12:45 AM

Yes, the turtle is real, it's snake turtle, so cute, and grow fast, since I keep him, I bought three tank for him, he needs a big room!
I don't really like the bench, I like the old style, which is black and can sit two people, but...i've got this one.That's why i coved it. \:\)
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 12:52 AM

 Quote:
it's snake turtle
That's the freakiest turtle I've ever seen! I was going to say it looked like a snake.
 Quote:
so cute
Well, I wouldn't go that far... ;\)

A very pretty garden! I can't wait 'til I have the time and money to create mine.
Posted by: Sonata

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 01:01 AM

Thanks Bob, this just a corner of the garden, there is 600 m2 big, and has ten fruit trees! Also has lots of vegetalbles. So, if you have the time and money, please welcome to visit me, because create one is not easy, my parents spend all the time working in the garden. \:\)
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 01:15 AM

Yep, mine's going to have two ponds with small creek connecting them. Woo hoo! Just 10 more years and I'll be there! \:\)
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 05:37 AM

Hi Guys

Hunkster you looked great...and yeah Bob? where's the pipe?

Loved the pictures of the pianos, some beautiful grands

Okay...any Olympic athletes ;\) look away now (LOL).........


This is Seaside winning...I repeat "WINNING!" last years fathers race (yeah okay, I cheated a little but, hey!)...notice the huge gallery of spectators

Everyone is laughing because, lets say:- I wasn't too humble in my victory celebration ;\)



This is the casio at my gym :-



and this is the CLP170 at home




regards


Seaside \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 08:03 AM

Lee - Right on!

LOL. Very nice pix. You weren't humble as a winner of the race? Shocking. You're usually a very humble, quiet, chap... duh????

* * *
That's a good shot of the PX100 in the gym and the other piano is nice, too. I like the parquet floors in the house. Well done.

"T"
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 08:32 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Sonata:
Here, finally, I've got it! They are my piano, my cute pet, and sunny garden, they are all more beautiful than me \:\)
Sonata - the reptile is cute. He does look like E.T. Reptiles are cold blooded, but I think they are so precious. We have an "iggy" at home - big iguana monster - but he's precious - go figure?
I'll post it (later, later).
Nice stuff.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:03 AM

It's cool being able to put a face with a name now!

Sharon, I must say you have very beautiful eyes. And I know you told us not to notice, but I really just couldn't help myself....that room is messy!!! \:D
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:08 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Copper:
Me hard at work!
\:\)

[/b]
Copper, somehow I didn't picture you quite this way. Nice grand by the way too! \:D
Posted by: Hobie

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:55 AM

Here I am...sailing.
Posted by: Hobie

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:56 AM

Here I am...sailing.
Posted by: Hobie

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 11:04 AM

Sorry for the double post! Here I am in my studio.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 11:14 AM

You know, Hobie, posting a photo like that really makes it hard to get back to work. Where were you sailing? Those jagged peaks in the background are dramatic.
Posted by: Hobie

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 11:56 AM


This is from earlier this winter.

This is me in my glamorous piano studio...hahaha
Posted by: Hobie

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 11:58 AM

Monica
That sailing shot is Jackson Lake last summer. Those are the Tetons in the background. Did I mention that Jackson Hole is really beautiful? Every day I count my blessings living in a place that is so magical.

Sorry for posting over and over, I am just figuring out how to do these images!
Posted by: pianojazz

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 12:13 PM

Hobie - now I understand your icon. that's a nice boat you have there and a great looking place to sail it - I'm looking forward to the summer so I can get back to sailing - the great lakes is also a good place for sailors
Posted by: Sonata

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 03:49 PM

Hi Sharon, my turtle needs worm water in the winter, I bought a temperature meter for him to keep the water warm. And he likes fish dinner, not the turtle foods \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 04:03 PM

Hi Sonata:

BTW: I can't really tell from the pix - is it a land turtle or water?

Cool. Before we had the iggy, we had like soo many other pets.... we also had turtles - red ear sliders - they died a horrible death. I didn't realize they needed warm water - and a filter and heat lamp and so much junk. We used to feed them goldfish (which was a little sad, but interesting to watch they lop off the heads of the goldfish). These exotic pets are not some fly by night hobby - they need proper care and upkeep - otherwise, they die. It's a full time job - practically. Once proper care is "established" then they pretty much take care of themselves.

We also had a yellow plated lizard (he used to eat jumbo crickets (interesting to watch) - we even brought it to the veterarian because it had like an absess.... - it lived 6 months after the "operation"... we were going to get a box turtle.... but now I am into Piano and I really don't have the time to care for a house full of pets anymore.... so it's just the iggy and our doggy, which is basic.

Don't be disappointed, but I may not post up a pix of Sonny (iggy)... I'll have to decide later on.

Good talking to you.
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 04:11 PM

Hobie,

Looking at your pics, you just gave me a great idea!!

For the longest time, I have been searching for a nice piano lamp. however, non of them really fit too good while sitting on the piano. Also, the possibility of the lamp falling over when too far over-extended always worried me as if I were to scratch my piano, I would probably go on a killing spree I would be so mad!

You've solved my problem!!, simply mount a long extending lamp onto a nearby wall!...Genius!!

At least in my little world!
Posted by: Sonata

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 04:12 PM

Hi Sharon, I'm sorry for your turtle.
Mine is both land and water. But we don't feed him with fish, we feed him with fish foods.
and we use a heat lamp, I don't know how long he can live, someone told me about 30 years. Anyway, I hope he could live longer than me \:\) , and nice to talk to you too!
Posted by: Hobie

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 04:19 PM

Super-Hunky
I am very noise sensitive. Things like faint ticking from clocks and slight buzzing/ringing sounds annoy the hell out of me. The piano light situation...no matter hat light I used they all buzzed and rattled while I played. The only solution was the desk lamp on the wall. The added bonus is that it folds up almost completely flat against the wall when not in use, making it almost impossible to bonk your head against it. (I am a litle clumsy)
Glad you picked up on that!
Hobie
PS There is nothing warm and sunny about where I live.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 04:29 PM

Okay, all this talk of turtles and amphibians and iguanas and stuff compels me to add that we have a tiger salamander. My daughter received it two years ago when one of her schoolmates showed up at her birthday party with a plastic bag containing the thing. (I suspect the mom just wanted it out of HER house!) Can you imagine my joyful reaction to this creative present?

We must be overfeeding it because it is now huge (about ten inches long). It is the most boring pet in the world. All it does is sit in its tank, until we dump in the week's supply of crickets, at which point it will snap wildly for about 30 seconds and then go back into its slump.

The pet store guy told me that salamanders can live 10 years. Sigh.
Posted by: dk21208

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 04:32 PM

Sounds like a great candidate for a "class" pet. Does your daughter's science teacher have a birthday coming up soon?
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 04:38 PM

Man, talk about re-gifting.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 04:39 PM

Oh, I tried, believe me. That idea got NOWHERE with my daughter, and I was not willing to go down in history as the Mother Who Got Rid of Her Daughter's Beloved Salamander Against Her Protests, Boring Though He Might Have Been.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 05:01 PM

ok i am not really comfortable loading pics so i got a fuzzy one of me with my son in san diego--then 9 months, but still the same. anyhow hope this works!!! still waiting to get my new piano----they said they mailed out my check before the old check is in the mail---well got into contact on tues then said oh yeah its here then they were sending it out---argh---anyhow should be on the way. here is my old one.....the one i am using now....


we will see if the pics post....
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 05:03 PM

guess you will have to click on the links for other pics. but the cartoon i got off a website which i thought was appropriate:) ok i got them all to post now thanks to mr. hunky:) the pic didnt seem as blurry small--oh well, i dont like to post pics of myself anyway so this way is comfortable for me.
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 05:12 PM

Funburger.

Just go to photobucket and highlight the complete URL. Then hit your "edit" button to cut and paste it into your reply.

Remember, you have to put your pasted image between brackets just like this.

[img] your pasted pic here [/img]

You have to type in "img" in the first bracket and then "/img" in the second one.

I just figured this out myself. You can edit your post and give it a try. good luck!

Oh, remember to highlight the "URL"...the top line!, not the http thing if using photobucket.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 05:15 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Boring Though He Might Have Been.
True. They are not exciting, basically not doing anything 95% of the day. But they basically take care of themselves, after the initial upkeep. Right. Just go in the room a few times and say hello to them and they are in all their glory. I have my iggy positioned that he can face a window - and have a view all day long and at night he can see the stars... (I suppose).

You can go overboard too and exercise them and take them out and let them crawl all over the house....it's time consuming. Just give them some attention, food and warmth and clean their cage now and then (and pick up after they have done their business, and they're happy.....and handle them on occasion (but make sure they poop first otherwise you got a problem on your hands (or on your bedspread).
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 05:21 PM

thank-you super hunky, got it finally:) i forgot to put the img in the beginning. anyways yes that turtle looks like e.t. to me to:) thought it was cool. i would never want to own one as they are too much work from what i read. plus i like warm cuddly fuzzy animals:)
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 05:22 PM

"(and pick up after they have done their business, and they're happy.....and handle them on occasion (but make sure they poop first otherwise you got a problem on your hands (or on your bedspread)."

Please feel free not to post any pictures of this.
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 06:11 PM

MarkB:


"Man, talk about re-gifting"

"make sure they poop first or you will have a problem on your hands"

This is some really funny stuff. you crack me up!! \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 07:07 PM





Okay - here's me and Sonny - in the moment right now.

No poop around us (I think)

Sharon
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 07:17 PM

sharon, cute....i hate those things. a while back i stayed with a friend who let hers run around---and it would chase me down the hall hated the bugger. then i would wake up in the morning and the dang thing would be cuddled up with me----ugh---i screamed and screamed till she came in my room to get it out. it didnt like to be moved needless to say. i am glad someone loves these things---i think they should be in the wild eating all the mosquitos or whatever the heck they eat:) but needless to say nice pic. \:\)
Posted by: Mike White

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 07:21 PM

O.K. Bob, here I am.

This is my setup.
And this is me.

Notice the date stamp on the picture. It did not freeze here this past winter!
Mike White
btw, Bob, every time my fingers hit the keys, I'm playing to a "senior".
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 07:24 PM

Funburger - I think you're pretty - but the photo is blurry. I really like your piano - it's like from the wild wild west.

Edit: First off - Mike White - totally cool - two pianos side by side - WOW!!!!

2Edit: FunB - guess what? A few years back I tried to pawn him off for adoption. There is a big iguana world out there.... but there are so many abused and neglected iguanas, that if I can't save all those iggys out there, I may as well do the best I can raising my own.

He doesn't come out all that often since biting... but he seems to like being handled this evening - and special thanks goes to my daughter for taking the pix - she has major fear of the creature... but did mommy a favour.

Special Note to all iguana lovers out there: My iguana is well cared for, loved, warm, well fed, plenty of attention... so don't get the wrong impression. Thanks. That's it.

Sharon
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 07:44 PM

sharon--thanks---and i am in az---so it is the wild wild west:) i liked your disclaimer--thought it was funny like at the end of a movie, and yes i think mikes setup is way cool:) my friend had a regular iguana too--which to my dismay i accidently killed---the big one obviously didnt but the regular iguana had gotten out--she usually kept that one in a huge cage, well i opened up a kitchen cupboard and there it was staring at me,it scared me so i shut the cupboard---well i didnt know there was a hole in the wall---i told her when she got home to get it out but it was gone in the walls--you could smell it for months---wondered what the neighbors thought??? it was a duplex. i felt bad, i thought i had done good trapping it for her---just the opposite. i am just glad there are people who take care of them. it takes someone really special with alot of care and patience:)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 07:46 PM

That is one major league lizard, Sharon! Thank heaven, Mitch is much smaller...
Tho my daughter does let him run around their apartment- then tells us stories about how long it took to get him back in his cage 'cause he crawled under some piece of furniture or other....
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 08:06 PM

\:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 08:46 PM

Mike White - I really like your picture.
I think you're piano set up is awesome... so that's where the magic happens. Nice......

You look like a really together person (nice).

And that garden is sooo pretty.

I look forward to hearing more from you.

Sharon \:\)

(And Rocky - thank you, Luigi, thank you, too) \:D
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 09:25 PM

Mike: that is one FANTASTIC music room setup you have there, with the two pianos and beautiful green plants and all! I think if I were you, I would not be able to tear myself away from that room all day long. Though your beautiful garden must be a huge temptation, too.

sharon: Okay, you got me. I'm not going to complain about my 10-inch salamander ever again, for fear that the NEXT present my daughter drags home will be a 6-foot iguana!

markb: I agree with super-hunky; you're the master of the one-liner!

funburger: That's a terrific cartoon! Hang onto it, as I'm sure there will be plenty of threads in the main piano forum where that cartoon would be absolutely appropriate to post.
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 09:30 PM

"markb: I agree with super-hunky; you're the master of the one-liner!"

Which is the same length as my attention span.

But thanks!
Posted by: Kawaigirl1

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 09:35 PM

this is my piano
and my pooch
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:06 PM

kawai, cool pics. i love the dog, very cute!!!is that a shtzoo. i wasnt sure how to spell it. and wow canada is beautiful---no wonders all the canadians i meet are so nice!!!!its beautiful out there.
and for everyone, i am quite surprised at what everyone looks like i pictured monica to be like 20 something, sharon to be 50 something, and mr hunk i think you are exactly what i pictured. mr. luigi looks like a professor composer. the kilt guy...well he is missing his bagpipes:) its hard for me to remember all but everyone is so nice looking and am jealous of everyones piano--i am the one crying in the cartoon above--still waiting on it. i like the diversity of the piano players---i think this was such a great idea superhunky even though i hate posting pics of myself.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:16 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by funburger:
i am quite surprised at what everyone looks like i pictured monica to be like 20 something, [/b]
funburger, you are now my most favorite poster! Bless you!

I too am surprised at what some people look like, but wild horses couldn't drag it out of me who those people are. ;\)
Posted by: Kawaigirl1

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:20 PM

Hi funburger,

Thanks for your comments.

My pooch is actually a yorkie-poo..my vet at first thought she was a Shitzhu as well...
Yes you have to come to Canada for a visit...very nice place and friendly people...EH!!...lol
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:26 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by kawaigirl1:
My pooch is actually a yorkie-poo[/b]
I would've sworn it was a Pekingese! Sheesh!
Posted by: Copper

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:27 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
 Quote:
Originally posted by funburger:
i am quite surprised at what everyone looks like i pictured monica to be like 20 something, [/b]
funburger, you are now my most favorite poster! Bless you!

I too am surprised at what some people look like, but wild horses couldn't drag it out of me who those people are. ;\) [/b]
Maybe we're not looking at the same picture. Are you saying Monica isn't 20 something?
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:29 PM

kawai, after seeing that pic of what canada looks like i think i will. we usually do trips yearly somewhere. 2 years ago we just travelled around the usa for 8 months, stayed in the hotels on the beaches and koa campgrounds. it was fun. i think a trip to canada would be fun, and not to long of a drive. about a day day and a half. i also heard in canada they have free health care. i thought that was cool to, when my friend told me that i was almost ready to go and sign up to be a citizen:)
copper thank-you, thats how i saw them. i also pictured more ugly piano players....figuring they want to stay inside and hide but i was very surprised with people their backgrounds and what they look like. some of them i wont tell you what i was expecting but i was wrong...i know you must have thought i was really big with a loud obnoxious laugh with that whole funburger thing====well, i just thought the name was cool.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:33 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Copper:
[QUOTE]Maybe we're not looking at the same picture. Are you saying Monica isn't 20 something? [/b]
Okay, Copper, now YOU'RE my favorite poster! LOL!!
Posted by: Copper

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:39 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Okay, Copper, now YOU'RE my favorite poster! LOL!! [/b]
That was easy!
\:\)
Posted by: Kawaigirl1

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:40 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by funburger:
i also heard in canada they have free health care. QUOTE]

Yes we are very fortunate to have a governemnt operated health care system.

After seeing all those fantastic pics...I can finally put a face to the names especially for people like Monica and Mr SH and Euan :-)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:41 PM

Wow! What beautiful piano rooms some of you have. My big ol' clunker is sitting in what should be a dining room, but as we do not have dining room furniture... Well, it does make a good music room- piano, my Casio, and hubby's bass collection all fit very nicely with room for the dog and a cat or two to stretch out as well:

Posted by: Kawaigirl1

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 10:53 PM

Hi Monica....I love your piano room!
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 11:14 PM

kawai exactly, its cool to be able to do that. i love all the pics. i also didnt realize how many of you have grands. thought that was neat to. as i hear so much about digital around here i pictured alot of people with those. irishmak i love the cute dog cat pic, that is too cute. love this forum. its too much fun. and monica i didnt mean any harm just with you saying you are drinking samuel adams---we used to have neighbors that drank that and they were all young and wild---your to distinguished to drink samuel adams---you look more like a wine drinker/taster:) you look more like a teacher motherly type. not the wild yound type i pictured.
Posted by: tolovemoon

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 11:21 PM

Just thought since there wasnt anything else going on I would share in this topic too.. \:\)



Here is a old photo of my then and probably still just not so bad dusty, wangy bla sound piano...But I still play and I am improving my cordination and sight reading daily..
Posted by: Jon Kepa Balparda

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 11:32 PM

Not the best quiality picture (Taken with my cell phone), but still ;\)


-Jon
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/23/06 11:47 PM

you look more like a teacher motherly type. not the wild yound type i pictured. [/QB][/QUOTE]


Monica moonlights as an exotic dancer during the summer months..(when schools out).
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 12:10 AM

thats to funny mr hunky!!!! but hey on a teachers salary one would need the money:)
Posted by: dfvanden

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 12:13 AM

Hey - I drink Sam Adams and I'm certainly not young and wild anymore. I drink a lot of wine too. Sam Adams is a lot better than most U.S beer so I applaud Monica if she guzzles it. I didn't know exotic dancers were big beer drinkers either. Boy, you learn a fair bit on this forum.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 01:12 AM

dfvanden i certainly hope you dont think she is really a dancer---you said that so seriously:)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 01:17 AM

She IS!, I've seen her show!! :p
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 01:54 AM

Mr. hunky i dont believe ya---maybe a nice dancer but definitly not a pole dancer!!!maybe even on broadway--but no not a pole dancer!!!
on another note: jon cool pic. do you play in a band?
tolovemoon, i know playing on these old pianos really sucks its cool your sticking with it!!! although i do love the sound of the older pianos the sound is so much deeper and warmer on them, but mine is so out of tune it sounds like i am at the circus so the waltzs sound really good on mine in the 2nd octave. i hope yours is in good playing condition:) because when they are the sound much better than most pianos made today.
glad we have all made the piano a journey and addiction!!!!i have been on the comp much to long today so i must get off of here and get some stuff done--or just goto sleep. i just got my laptop so i was really excited to use it today.
Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 02:24 AM

I have a dream ...

May we all together found a new nation ?

U.S.P.
United States of Pianists)

Think about this (just for fun)
How a wonderful nation would be, no war, only fun, peace and music.

Sorry, this is the begin of another working day, I hope you will have a nice day.
Luigi
Posted by: tolovemoon

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 04:23 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by LuigiV:
I have a dream ...

May we all together found a new nation ?

U.S.P.
United States of Pianists)

Think about this (just for fun)
How a wonderful nation would be, no war, only fun, peace and music.

Sorry, this is the begin of another working day, I hope you will have a nice day.
Luigi [/b]
I am going to go to bed with this in mind to dream about it...Dreams come true, miracles happen, if you want it, it can happen! Music is so sweet and pulls so many together....In good, bad, tragic, loss, victims, happy, celebrations, ect. I would be lost with out it....If I had to make a homemade piano out of water glasses or metal pipes, perhaps strings and pvc with something for keys, I believe in my heart that I would make do with what I have where ever I am or what ever is available...
Yes the old piano plays ruff but I realize just how lucky I am to have it..
Heres to Hope
for a better future
with positive notes
we can take music on a adventure
Give love
share and rise above
music can really make the world go round...
Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 04:42 AM

tolovemoon,
you are a pure spirit and heart women, the world will never be lost since there will be people like you.
Your words touched my heart in deep.
Thank you.
Good night.
Luigi
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 05:54 AM

Hi everyone,
Just discovered this thread and was quite impressed with all of you. Here are my contributions:











Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 07:09 AM

CC2,
nice family and nice setup too.
Congratulations.
Luigi
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 07:27 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by CC2 and Chopin lover:
[QB] Hi everyone,
Just discovered this thread and was quite impressed with all of you. Here are my contributions:
Gee Wee Wow! Whoa. NICE.....ya'll looking and those pianos..... NICE!!!!

Sharon \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 07:34 AM

Tolovemoon:

Believe it or not, your piano has a lot of character and I kind of like it. If it could talk, I'm sure it has many stories to tell. You keep playing.

I also think you are very, very pretty. Very natural looking.

We are all very individual people from all over the world - it's wonderful! It's COOL, KOOL, KEWL!.

Sharon

BTW: Funburger - for the record - (I'm unashamed of my age - I'll be 43 in July - but mentally I'm in my late teens (sometimes early 20's and sometimes 80 - make sense?*
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 07:40 AM

Nice pic, Jon. Very thoughtful looking.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 08:37 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
you look more like a teacher motherly type. not the wild yound type i pictured. [/b]
Monica moonlights as an exotic dancer during the summer months..(when schools out).
[/QB][/QUOTE]

Wow, I sure missed out on some interesting speculation last night...

The sound you're hearing is huge snorts of laughter from my husband. "Motherly teacher" is DEFINITELY a better description of me than "exotic dancer."
\:D

p.s. I don't guzzle my Sam Adams; I sip it delicately, pinky raised in air in proper motherly teacher fashion. I got hooked on it when I went to school in Boston. It's good beer. Wine is too rich for me and gives me headaches.
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 08:52 AM

Wow CC2...thats a lot of pianos...very cool

Mike White I like your setup too (heck, I just want to be you

Sharon? that's a huge iguana!....eek!...oooh No, yikes!


Lee
Posted by: geek in the pink

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 09:21 AM

Wow, a Mason and Hamlin, a S&S, and a Kawai digital... Nice! Which one are you?
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 10:29 AM

This thread is flying fast!!! S.H. did it again


Here is a picture of me, L.A. The background and below view is Albuquerque, New Mexico looking from Sandia Crest.



Here is a picture of another L.A., the more famous one. But I can beat him (and S.C.) at the piano anyday, anytime, any distance....uhhh...piece of piano music. \:D

Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 10:55 AM

Thanks everyone. Those are actually my best friend's daughter and her friend when they were visiting me here in NY, and my Mom. There are a bunch of really terrific looking people on this forum, I must say!!!
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 10:56 AM

Glad you like my pianos......there's a Bechstein in there too. I'm the guy with the "Army" shirt.
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 11:40 AM

Holy cow CC2, your Mason makes my M&H "A" look like a dingy!!

What an instrument!, thats incredible. Is that the one you had "stanwoodized"? I have an M&H "A" and I have often thought about doing that to mine as I have a week hand and sometimes it can be a little tough trying to do some fast runs etc.

I've read that his (Stanwoods) principals are all sound scientific calculations.

You have an amazing set up, some day I may rob you and steal all of your piano's, but I'll first have to figure out how to move that ship!!
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 11:44 AM

LisztAddict, I can't open or see your picS! \:\(
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 11:52 AM

Liszt's pic were working a couple of min ago. I refreshed and they aren't now. It must be his picture host lagging.
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 12:16 PM

Hi SH,
Yes, the M&H is the one I Stanwoodized. It took four Piano movers to get that baby in there. Your weak hand could certainly be addressed with the adjustment of the wippen springs. Thanks for starting this thread, by the way.
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 12:27 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
LisztAddict, I can't open or see your picS! \:\( [/b]
Sorry. Stoopid Yahoo keeps changing the file locations.
Posted by: Naught

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 12:53 PM

Allrighty then. I don't have many pics of myself, and only this one that is postable. hehe.

Me about 10 years ago

Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 01:46 PM

Nice biker dude pix, Naught. (I only have one tatoo - a tiny purple rose (w/stem & thorns) (it's small) on my back - but you've got quite a lot. Whoa!

Very KEWL!

Sharon
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 01:56 PM

CC glad you clarified who you were. I thought you were the pretty brunette on the end - but you're the dude in the army shirt.
Ya'll very nice looking.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 02:27 PM

Thanks Sharon, I was thinking the same about you!!!! ;\)
Posted by: caperflutist

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 03:13 PM

not a great pic of my piano, but of my dog:)

Posted by: caperflutist

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 03:18 PM

Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 03:23 PM

ok is it just me or is all the pics not showing up now. the case of the missing people pianos and animals----yikes!!!earlier i did see cc2's setup and it was awesome---just awesome!!!
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 04:44 PM

Thanks Funburger. Glad you liked them.
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 05:11 PM

The Hunky house in the Arizona desert.



Both Mrs Hunky and I built this house ourselves starting back in 1998. Its almost done!!
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 05:17 PM

sharon, thats one heck of a lizard you've got there!. Actually, thats not a big lizard,....it's a small DRAGON!! holy cow!!

We have desert iguana's and native lizards on our property (mostly chuckawalla's) sp?, but nothing like that!

I would sleep with one eye open,,,just in case!
Posted by: karaeloko

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 05:59 PM

there...

Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 06:19 PM

Wow Hunkster, that's some "Adobe Abode", if I do say so. Cudos to you and Mrs. Hunky for your construction talents! Your Mason "A" must love that nice, CONSISTENTLY low humidity weather in AZ too, I'll bet.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 06:55 PM

I'll be careful with iggy.

BtW: Nice house. Have a party for your 42nd birthday.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 06:57 PM

BTW Karaeloko - nice pic.

Chess player? You're a brain? Kewl!

Sharon
\:\)
Posted by: Jon Kepa Balparda

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 08:08 PM

funburguer,
Thanks a lot \:\) And nop, I'm not playing in any band right now... I'm a third year med school student so time is REALLY tight most of the year, just don't have enough of it as to be serious with a band... Nevertheless, I'm gonna start doing some jamming sessions with a tango band, but playing cello instead of piano...

Sharon,
Actually, I was holding a big laugh while that pic was taken... my friend, the one who took it thinks she's like the greatest photographer alive so she had me remain still for like 10 minutes until she found the 'perfect angle' :rolleyes: I'm still wondering what that means :p

-Jon
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 08:25 PM

Does anybody else think Karaeloko and Jon Kepa Balparda look an awful lot alike?

super-hunky: What a unique and beautiful house! And all the more special if you built it yourself. But where's the swimming pool?
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 08:26 PM

double post.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 08:30 PM

double post.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 08:40 PM

sharon, great idea on the party at the mansion, i say we volunteer mr hunky to host a piano party for everyone:) come on hunkster:) hahaha, very nice nice house mr hunky, wish we had one of those:) the closest i have come to those homes is working in them. no not cleaning, computer work:) beautiful beautiful house i bet the views are great to!!!
Jon---third year med student--wow, maybe you should go on e.r. your to cute to work in a hospital:)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 08:44 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by funburger:
sharon, great idea on the party at the mansion
Ya think? Good.

Sharon
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 09:09 PM

sharon, i know we can just plan the party and crash his house when he is at work and surprise him!!!haha, of course i dont know how we would all fit in the piano room---hahahaha.
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 09:20 PM

That is some house hunky! You must LOVE the desert.

Thanks for posting the pics Mike White. That is some keyboard setup you have there.
Posted by: Kawaigirl1

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 09:22 PM

Lol funburger...as the old saying goes....if there's a will there's a way...lol
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 09:49 PM

Yes, Yes, I think a "piano party" would be a GREAT idea!!. We have lots and lots and lots of rooms that never get used so even out of state people can come over and stay with us.

All you east coast cold weather people especially. (you too Bob up their in nippy washington....BRRRRR).

Monica, the pool and spa ARE heated and in the back. We have lots of total privacy so you can hammer the Sam Adams away all night if you want to!!

If anyone wants to come over..please do, there is always an open invitation!

oh yea, just one more thing. There are NO bathing suits allowed in the swimming pool!!
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 10:39 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
We have lots and lots and lots of rooms that never get used so even out of state people can come over and stay with us.
........the pool and spa ARE heated and in the back. We have lots of total privacy so you can hammer the Sam Adams away all night if you want to....... [/b]
BUT.....Do you have a 9' concert grand piano??? \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 10:58 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Monica, the pool and spa ARE heated and in the back. We have lots of total privacy so you can hammer the Sam Adams away all night if you want to!!

If anyone wants to come over..please do, there is always an open invitation!

oh yea, just one more thing. There are NO bathing suits allowed in the swimming pool!!
We have some toning up to work on guys and gals. Let's get to it!

LOL!!!!
Sharon
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 11:06 PM

Well, I have one all-important question before I hop into that pool, swimming suit or not: Where are the llamas and is there any llama poop in the water?
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 11:22 PM

The Llama's have their own house on the side of the property. I can't get them in the spa, no matter how hard I push!!

Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/24/06 11:48 PM

wow, cant believe those llamas house is so big and actually a house!!! and yes on my way for a dip in the hot tub:) i will just drive up ready to jump in--hope i dont get arrested on my way....hahahahaha!!!!!!
Posted by: Tomas

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 03:30 AM

Hobie, do you live in Jackson Wyoming? I spent a year up there two years ago, and just spent all of Feb. there. Nice season, eh?
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 04:05 AM

This thread is awesome. S-H youhave created a monster! I have not been a lot online, busy with a new arrival!

I find it amazing how you all look the way your posts sound! Maybe that's just me, but everybody really looks the way I pictured you!

Oh btw S-H that's one special place you got there!

For good measure here we are, me and my new arrival! (OK maybe I don't look very fresh, it was past midnight this morning!)
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 04:57 AM

Oh one more thing: we have been cheated by Steven Spielberg: ET did not go back home, he definitely lives on this planet, hiding in a shell disguised as a turtle!
Posted by: Laurens

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 05:09 AM

This is me at my P250:

[img]http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto=SFVK6EXD[/img]
Posted by: Hobie

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 08:20 AM

Tomas
Yes the season here has been huge. In January we had snow 23 of 31 days. Right now the backcountry is going off! We are getting into some fine corn skiing, and the end-of-year festivities are in full swing. To commemorate the closing of the aerial tram, today Blues Traveler is playing a free concert at the base of the hill, right behind the Moose. This should be excellent apres-ski event to take in. By the way, if you are in the area again, drop me a line first, and we'll hook up and ski or play music. The end-of-year celebrations here are legendary, and this year should be wackier than ever!
Hobie
Posted by: Tomas

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 10:12 AM

I can just imagine it'll be insane this year. Fortunately, I was out there for the last week of January or so - I would've loved to make more of that month - but Feb wasn't bad either. I'm still looking for a replacement for Teton Thai, we have nothing like that here!

Enjoy the tram's last season, Hobie!
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 10:48 AM

Ok, I got no problems with the pool or hot tub, but I do have a question. Do we get to pet the llamas??? The one and only llama I ever petted was sooooo soft....

BTW- niiiiice house! Built it yourselves? I'm impressed. How long did it take? We finished four bedrooms and a bath upstairs here many years ago and it took us over 3 years! (But we are not exceptionally ambitious!) I always said that if I could live anywhere I wanted to, it would be AZ or NM.
Posted by: jazpianizt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 12:02 PM

Sorry, I don't get online much, but thought I'd show a picture of my piano.
The picture is fairly long exposure (about 1/2 second, if I remember correctly) so it is a bit on the grainy side, but you should get the idea.


My Schimmel CC213T:

(Sorry, server link is down)
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 12:12 PM

jaz, that is a sweet sweet setup!!!!
Posted by: jazpianizt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 12:20 PM

Thanks, funburger.
It's been evolving over the years but I definitely feel lucky to have it, and I love my Schimmel!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 12:33 PM

Hunky,

That picture of Llama central is breath-taking. I close my eyes and can almost smell the stench of natural Llama poop. I don't think I'd mind the smell very much... I would gladly smell poop now and then for the breath taking views... and an occasional breeze in that hot Arizona desert. But it's really kewl.

So back to nature.


* * *

Pieter (Pianoga) - nice pix. Finally nice to meet you. \:D

Cheers, \:\)
Sharon
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 12:51 PM

That is some setup Jaz! That Mp8 hasn't had much time to gather dust since it found its way in your studio! Schimmel looks DDG, probably sounds the same! \:\)
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 12:57 PM

yeah, i love the schimmel too!!!! you really put it all together!!!now i really want to hear something from you!!!! any song!!! that is the coolest setup i have seen!!!!a recording studio in your own home!!!thats my ultimate dream!!! i am getting a simple setup but nothing like yours!!! very happy for you!!!!
Posted by: jazpianizt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 12:59 PM

Hi pianoga,
I've only had the MP8 for a couple of months, so no, it hasn't gathered much dust. I have it hooked up to some KRK Rokit6 self-powered monitors, and am real happy with the result. It replaced an old Fatar spring-loaded keyboard at my composing station.
I'm not sure what DDG stands for, but if it's "double darn good", you're right!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 01:05 PM

Oh my gosh, jazpianizt. Now I don't know who to be more jealous of: CC2 and his gazillion tier 1 grands, or you with that private home studio heaven!

pianoga: thanks for including your picture. That's the first one I've seen of a GEM piano. How do you like yours? The music desk is certainly striking.
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 01:08 PM

S-H wrote: "There are NO bathing suits allowed in the swimming pool!!"

No bathing suits, no clothes...I'm assuming there are no saguaros in the pool area. Ouch.
Posted by: jazpianizt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 01:10 PM

funburger,
Thanks for the compliment.
The "recording studio" started out about 35 years ago bouncing stuff between two cassette recorders (I was playing bluegrass banjo back then). Now it's mostly on computer, but I don't try to keep up with the times.
I have two computers near the Schimmel with programmable keypads I set on the music desk, so I can operate them remotely. One is a multi-track recorder (runs Samplitude), the other is my "backup band", running Band-in-a-Box and Aebersold playalong discs.
Great fun.
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 01:13 PM

Likewise Sharon!

S-H: I think you are making several of us considering retiring to breed Alpacas in AZ! (That's when Mrs S-H jumps in to make S-H post that it's hell, the stench of the animals, the nauseating smell of lama poo constantly hanging in the air and made worse by the scorching heat, the remoteness and the 200 mile drive to the nearest K-Mart \:D )
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 01:22 PM

jazpianist: DDG:Drop dead gorgeous, variation DD: the Dog's danglers!

Monica: my pleasure! the Gem: I'm in love again! my wife knows, but I think she's willing to forgive me. Hope to be able to post something in the piano bar soon.
Posted by: jazpianizt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 01:51 PM

Monica,
Thanks for the compliment. It is heaven - only trouble is, I don't get out much!
Posted by: karaeloko

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 02:50 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
BTW Karaeloko - nice pic.

Chess player? You're a brain? Kewl!

Sharon
\:\) [/b]
Hey thx Sharon... liked your pics too.

yeah I play chess, I lost interest for a few years but now I'm trying to get back in form and maybe compete in a few tournaments in the future.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/25/06 04:21 PM

Kewl. \:\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 12:19 PM

Hi! I'm Álvaro, from Spain, I'm 18 years old.

This is me in venice.


Playing my kingsburg... I want my new pianoooo!!!


Another pic.


Venice again.
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 12:30 PM

Hi there Aqp-87. (I'm assuming your initials and the year you were born!)

Anyway, your a good looking young guy, whats with all the "no woman" nonsence I was reading on the "tell us about you" thread?

Get out there and fetch you one of those beutiful Italian women! forget the piano, your 18!!

Besides, you can't swoon a hot chick by playing a piano in one of those gondola's..... It will sink!!
Posted by: Fat Old Ugly Frank

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 12:42 PM

Me and those who fill my days with stuff.




Here's my new piano in its new location. I still can't figure out how to photograph that shiny finish.


Frank
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 12:56 PM

Hey Frank, you're neither (a) fat, (b) old, nor (c) ugly! But where was that photo taken? I just know I've seen that fountain before, but I can't remember where.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 12:58 PM

Hi Álvaro,

Very serious person, you seem to be. Ain't
nothing wrong with living alone, just you and God.
But God wants you to be happy... so do whatever makes you happy and pleases God.

Nice pictures. You're a very handsome young man.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 12:59 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Hi there Aqp-87. (I'm assuming your initials and the year you were born!)

Anyway, your a good looking young guy, whats with all the "no woman" nonsence I was reading on the "tell us about you" thread?

Get out there and fetch you one of those beutiful Italian women! forget the piano, your 18!!

Besides, you can't swoon a hot chick by playing a piano in one of those gondola's..... It will sink!! [/b]
Even if tried... I wouldn't have a woman in my life! They always let me down...! \:\(
But I don't mind!! I've got music! And that's everything in life!!! \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 01:01 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Fat Old Ugly Frank:
[QB] Me and those who fill my days with stuff.
God Bless you all. Looks like a swinging
group of real people! Ain't no phoney baloney
nonsense going on there - you're beautiful. ;\)

BTW: Nice piana.

Regards, \:\)
Sharon
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 01:07 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by AQP_87:
Even if tried... I wouldn't have a woman in my life! They always let me down...! \:\(
There a lid for every kettle out there....
sometimes two or three lids...

At 18 years old you've got much much time
(maybe)... keep to your music and don't think
about the women...

When the time is right it will happen - (if you want it to - which you don't seem to at this
time... and that's okay.

Sorry to interrupt on your post - sorry to be pushy, too......I just felt the need to advise in
front of a million people. Thank you. ;\) :rolleyes:

Sharon
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 01:35 PM

s54mo827:

Hello Sharon!

Well... Yes, I'm afraid I'm serious, but that's because I'm shy, and that's the impression I give.
Handsome?! I thought I was ugly! Thank you!
I agree with you: "When the time is right it will happen".
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 01:46 PM

Okay, enough talk of romance for now, lets get back on the subject of poop!

Just always remember, pooping is healthy!!

Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 01:48 PM

AQP, if you're considered ugly, then I need to get a bag over my head before I start scaring people. :p

However, you do need to practice smiling more, like you're doing in that last picture. ;\)

Frank, the way to photograph a shiny piano like that is to place a bright light on either side, out of frame, and to not use a flash. If you use a flash, then you need to be facing one of the front corners of the piano so that the reflection of the flash doesn't bounce back to the camera.
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 01:58 PM

mr_super-hunky:[/b]

Poop? Uhh?? What's that???!!! \:D

Bob Muir:[/b]

I know, I need to smile! I'll get used to smiling, I promise.
Posted by: rockpeter

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 02:02 PM

How do you paste photos to the site

Peter
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 02:05 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:

Just always remember, pooping is healthy!!

[/b]
OMG, super-hunky, you are taking me back, and not in a good way, to the days of toilet training my daughter, who decided that she didn't mind peeing in the potty but would simply stop pooping henceforth. (Her record was 11 days. Can you just imagine what Day 12 looked like? ) I must have read that book "Everybody Poops" out loud to her a million times.
Posted by: teachum

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 02:31 PM



I don't know when Adagiolady put our pics up, but I prefer this one of us.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 02:35 PM

Whoa!

Hot women. Check out the arm definition.

Very nice. (Again - I'm not into women, but I appreciate our sex. Power to us!

Sharon \:D
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 02:35 PM

Alavaro, dont fret, i didnt date much either when i was younger thought it was a waste of time just to get hurt. well when i met my husband i was 22 i was trying to set him up with my friend.....to make a long story short he didnt go for her, we were friends till we finally kissed for the first time after 5 months. anyhow love happens when you least expect it. i am with you dont go looking for it. your such a sweet guy:) and yes i love your eyes, they are very soft, and you are cute to!!!
Frank---love the pics of the family, that was like a photo album pic. very nice!!! thank-you guys for sharing!!!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 02:37 PM

double post.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 02:42 PM

Álvaro,

The funny thing about it is once your feelings,
are out in the open you will grow. You will change.

BTW: It's your eyes - magnificent eyes that look
into your soul. And you are 18 - you are going
to be even stronger looking as you age.... it gets better.

Nice.


Now that's it for me... I have to get some work done before work tomorrow. And piano.... I've touched the keyboard perhaps 10 minutes today... not good. Too much time on this forum. To involved in alls your lives.

Yikes - need you know this?

Later,
Sharon
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 03:08 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by funburger:
Alavaro, dont fret, i didnt date much either when i was younger thought it was a waste of time just to get hurt. well when i met my husband i was 22 i was trying to set him up with my friend.....to make a long story short he didnt go for her, we were friends till we finally kissed for the first time after 5 months. anyhow love happens when you least expect it. i am with you dont go looking for it. your such a sweet guy:) and yes i love your eyes, they are very soft, and you are cute to!!!
Frank---love the pics of the family, that was like a photo album pic. very nice!!! thank-you guys for sharing!!! [/b]
Wow! Thank you! That's a wonderful story! Thank you for understanding me! \:\)
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 03:13 PM

I was very shy when I was young. My future wife had to ask me out and that was when I was 25. We married the next year and we're still married nearly 20 years later.

Teachum, great pic!
Posted by: karaeloko

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 03:15 PM

double post...
Posted by: karaeloko

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 03:32 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by rockpeter:
How do you paste photos to the site

Peter [/b]
check out S-H short guide here.

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/32/1987.html
Posted by: teachum

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 03:33 PM

Oh my - the things we think about ourselves! Alvaro - you are definitely NOT ugly!
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 03:37 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by rockpeter:
How do you paste photos to the site

Peter [/b]
First, you need a place to upload your photo files to. I use photobucket.com

Once you have your pictures there, you have the URL for the location of the each picture. Then when you are back in here PW, use Full Reply Form. When you click on the IMAGE button where you see Instant UBB Code, it asks for the URL of your image. You can click on preview post to see if the photo comes up or not.
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 03:39 PM

teachum,

Which one is you in the picture?
Posted by: karaeloko

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 04:00 PM

Hey Alvaro... como estas?

well, I like the Beethoven quote you have on your signature. I relate to it. I just wish I had an "art".
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 04:30 PM

Hello karaeloko, estoy muy bien, gracias! \:D

Do you love music? Then, you eventually have an art. BTW, I also play chess, but I prefer piano, I have to be honest!
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 04:35 PM

nice pics Teachum, your a Hottie too!! ;\)
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 05:00 PM

Can we start a new thread just for that? \:D
Posted by: Jon Kepa Balparda

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 05:51 PM

Parece q ultimamente aquí todo el mundo habla español y juega ajedrez... inclúyanme en la lista ;\)

-Jon
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 05:57 PM

Why didn't I pay better attention in Espanol class?

grrrrrrrr

ultimate here the speak spanish and work include in the list?


 Quote:
Originally posted by Jon Kepa Balparda:
Parece q ultimamente aquí todo el mundo habla español y juega ajedrez... inclúyanme en la lista ;\)
duh? Did piano.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 06:12 PM

Sharon, I think Jon's saying to include him in the list of those who speak Spanish and play chess.

I used to play chess, but I've never been able to speak Spanish. \:\(
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 06:16 PM

Mucho gracias, Señior Muir.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 06:22 PM

Yes, that's what he's saying. I speak Spanish because I'm Spanish \:D (can't avoid it!), my second language is English.

You're all very nice people, I'm very pleased to talk with you.
Posted by: teachum

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 06:24 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by LisztAddict:
teachum,

Which one is you in the picture? [/b]
I'm the brownette in back - my sister (adagiolady) in the one in front.
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 06:34 PM

Teachum,

Madame, very pretty \:\)
Posted by: tolovemoon

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 06:35 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
Tolovemoon:

Believe it or not, your piano has a lot of character and I kind of like it. If it could talk, I'm sure it has many stories to tell. You keep playing.

I also think you are very, very pretty. Very natural looking.


[/b]
Thank you for brightening my day! \:\)

This is a great group of folks here, I have enjoyed reading all the post.. I was catching up from missing a day, and yall started talking about llama poop and hot tubs... \:\)
Party where is the party...
Lets get the entertainment going:) I am there:)

BTW: Nice pianos and studios some of you have, if you ever need a hand to clean or play them, feel free to hollar this away.. \:\)
\:\)
Posted by: Sonata

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 07:04 PM

Hi, AQP_87:
You're not alone. I am the one who may never had a chance to get married, you still young, and I'm hundred times older than you, and hundred times ugly than you, and you can play piano!! So, I am still happy, why wouldn't you? Smile to everyone and you'll find you're a luck one in the world. \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 07:27 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Sonata:
Smile to everyone and you'll find you're a luck one in the world. \:\)
So true. Smile and the world smiles back at you.

Even if they can't read you... they will think you are happy all the time... and your life is just a bowl of cherries - when there are really an awful lot of pitts.

Things aren't always what they seem. The grass ain't always greener on the other side, either.

And though lots of times, you search and search and search and search.... there's really, truly, really no place like HOME and your own backyard.

So smile, though you're heart is breaking....if you just smile. (I don't know the name of that song...but it's a nice one).

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 07:36 PM

Please forgive my blah, downer post. (but this is a thread to show your pix and to tell it like it is, right? So -

I'm in a kind of down mood right now for various reasons (all of which are nonsense, but important to me). I will snap out of it - probably just that time of the month (again).

Thank you for letting me share.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 07:53 PM

Hi, Sonata![/b]

Well... I understand beauty not as physical appearance (I don't know if this is the way to say it in English), but as a unique thing that lives in your heart and in your soul.
I will start smiling! Thank you for the advice \:\) !

Sharon:[/b]
The same to you! Thanks!
BTW: Is it Michael Jackson? (So smile, though...)
Posted by: geek in the pink

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 08:13 PM

Deleted until I resize my pictures
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 08:34 PM

Yes, Alvaro, \:\) Michael Jackson did sing it, also Nat King Cole, Rod Stewart, Lyle Lovett... ( I was thinking of the movie MY GIRL, when I was thinking of the song...(got the lyrics on line).

* * * *

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You'll get by...

If you smile
With your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just...

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just...

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You'll get by...

If you smile
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile...

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

(I feel better.... that's another thing - get over it real quick...good lesson to learn).

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 08:48 PM

Well, it's off the watch The Sopranos - for those
folks who dig that show.

Good night - and God Bless you all for caring!

Sincerely,
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Fat Old Ugly Frank

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 11:44 PM

Wow, this thread is active.

Earlier Monica asked about my picture and where it was taken. I'll use this opportunity to plug one of my favorite places.

That's in a traditional amusement park called Kennywood Park here in Pittsburgh. They have been around for well over 100 years. It's a nice low key family type place.

They have what could be argued to be the greatest traditional wooden roller coaster. It's called the Thunderbolt.

http://www.kennywood.com/attractions/coasters.php#

Frank
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/26/06 11:59 PM

 Quote:
Wow, this thread is active.
Yeah, I'm waiting for the thread to implode. I don't think it's suppose to go past 10 pages. Let's just test it now, shall we? \:D
Posted by: Chrissi

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 04:12 AM

O.K, I'm no hottie and I will never fit on the top of my piano, anyway.....



and my piano
Posted by: dfvanden

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 05:16 AM

It must be wonderful to have all that natural light streaming in over your shoulder while you play, highlighting the beautiful piano timber. I much prefer lighter brown pianos to black for that reason. Then again, my father was a cabinetmaker, so love of wood and grain have been bred into me.
Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 06:16 AM

Chrissi,
there's a wonderful light in your piano room ...
and in your eyes too !
Luigi
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 07:33 AM

Chrissi, \:\)

You ARE HOT. You are sexy...you are female... and you have a nice piano. I love your hair and you have a beautiful face - and your eyes look right into at the camera and say - hey - I'm Chrissi - and this is where I play MY piano. Such a sunny space. \:D Thanks for sharing.

Peace.
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 07:42 AM

Chrissi: Your Petrof looks gorgeous Chrissi, each time I'll see your name I'll picture you on top of your piano! (it already works!).

And btw when most people use the term hottie they mean what someone is wearing (and mostly isn't!). You are just as gorgeous as your Petrof! (In a different way! \:D )

FOUF: your picture was disappointing on all 3 points! \:D That Thunderbolt sounds like 1 min 48 of good ol' fun, I guess the picture was taken before and not after...
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 07:51 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoga:
And btw when most people use the term hottie they mean what someone is wearing (and mostly isn't!).
Pieter - I never new that. Seriously. But, you can be a hottie and be fully clothed, too, though. Right?

Well- we'll perhaps we'll redefine hottie here on pianoworld - a hottie is anybody who is cool enough to post up and put themselves out there. Yes..., yes, that's a hottie.

Okay - off to work.

Later,
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 08:17 AM

Hi Chrissi

 Quote:
Chrissi,

You ARE HOT. You are sexy...you are female... and you have a nice piano. I love your hair and you have a beautiful face - and your eyes look right into at the camera and say - hey - I'm Chrissi - and this is where I play MY piano. Such a sunny space. Thanks for sharing.
Sharon took the words right of my mouth...you look beautiful to me too! \:D ...what are you talking about?


I love this thread, seeing all the pianos and all the happiness in the photos.


regards


Lee \:\)

BTW..."Smile" was written by Charlie Chaplin \:\)
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 08:27 AM

Ok, I finally got a more recent picture, although the quality of it is no better than the first one. However, this is a current picture of me at 45 years old! (Ugh, can't believe I'm that old already) Since everyone is showing their gorgeous grand and uprights, I also want to share my gorgeous Casio PX100 too! \:D



I really hate pictures of myself and can't believe that I am actually posting this!!!
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 08:38 AM

Great pic Rocky and you sure don't look 45! You should turn that keyboard over to the other wall so you can look out the window as you play. I hate facing the wall!
Posted by: Chrissi

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 09:03 AM

Luigi, Sharon, pianoga, Seaside_Lee,

your compliments make me blush a little bit, thank you for your kind words! \:\)

dfvanden,

it's great that you like my piano. I love the colour very much (Cherrywood) and it matches perfectly with our furniture (much better than a black one would).
And yes: the place is great, during scale-practising I can have a look in the garden:


This was on March 11, 2006 and it's a little contrast to Super-Hunkys super-hot desert \:D
But I have to admit: no llamas here, only sometimes little birds and squirrels.
Today snow is gone and the air begins to smell like spring... (very late, this year)

Chrissi
Posted by: Laura D

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 09:39 AM

Here are some pictures.

This one is of me with my husband and kids.

This one is me playing my beautiful shiny new (1983) grand piano that just got delivered on Saturday!
No smile, because I was concentrating!
Posted by: Opus45

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 09:42 AM

I don't have many pictures of myself, here's one from a trip 5 years ago. I look the same except for: more gray hair, more lines on my face, and a more relaxed look of contentment with my aging process. I'll post a more recent one, along with a picture of the pianos soon.
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 09:50 AM

*I* think you are ALL hotties, I don't care how old you are or what you are wearing! And so are all your pianos!

As for me, well, you can count me among those who would not fit atop her piano. Granted, it is a big upright, but still.... \:D I leave the piano lounging to one of the cats. She's much prettier than I am, anyway.
Posted by: patlou

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 10:13 AM

Hi, here is my picture... It was takin during christmas time
web page

Bye
Posted by: dfvanden

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 12:19 PM

Opus45, you and Bob Muir ought to have a drink someday - you may be long lost brothers! See Page 2 photo.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 01:16 PM

Very Kewl - pianos and families and snowy landscapes....and long lost bros? huh?

Sharon \:D
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 01:56 PM

Chrissi:

What beutiful snow pics you have. It's kind of ironic that you made mention to my "sunny and warm" location on March 11th of this year as that was the day we had some unbelievable freaky weather. It actually SNOWED!, in Arizona. on the same day as you!!

Sure, its just a dusting, but it is incredibly rare to say the least! Normally, we are in the 90's this time of year!!

Posted by: Opus45

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 02:01 PM

 Quote:
Opus45, you and Bob Muir ought to have a drink someday - you may be long lost brothers! See Page 2 photo.
Wouldn't that be a hoot! I actally have a "long lost brother", but he's a bit older than Bob, and living around Lake Tahoe. Strange tale that is (i'll save that one for a different forum).
Posted by: jdsher

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 02:13 PM

Here's a picture of me and my family from a couple of years ago.

Jon
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 02:22 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
[QB] It's kind of ironic that you made mention to my "sunny and warm" location on March 11th of this year as that was the day we had some unbelievable freaky weather. It actually SNOWED!, in Arizona. on the same day as you!!
[IMG]

I wondered if you got any of that. There were chili cook-offs that weekend and it was funny reading about people who couldn't make it to them because they were snowed in, and about the "freezing" weather they had on Sat & Sun morning! LOL
Posted by: Opus45

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 02:44 PM

I've got to chime in here...Mr S-H, that is one beeyootiful peice of real estate you have there.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 02:46 PM

Wow Rocky - 45 - You look younger actually - perhaps 30's. Nice pic. \:D

 Quote:
Seaside_Lee
BTW..."Smile" was written by Charlie Chaplin
Kool!

Hunky, whoever snaps those pix should be a
professional photographer - looks like a picture
postcard. Beutiful! ;\) (The snowy landscape with Llamas looks like a painting.)

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 02:53 PM

Jon,
You look very "corporate". Nice family pic.
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 03:18 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:

* * * *

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You'll get by...

Sharon \:\) [/b]
Sharon, I have always loved this song....now I'm gonna have to find some sheet music and learn to play!!
Posted by: tm3

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 03:35 PM

here is a larger image of my avatar. we look just alike. well, actually i'm clean shaven and not as suave. plus he doesn't look as good in a speedo as i do.

Posted by: jazpianizt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 03:46 PM

Mr. S-H,
Agreed, that is a lovely setting you have there.
Just curious, is that picture looking towards the West (maybe W-N-W)? Just a guess.
Posted by: karaeloko

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 04:28 PM

I guess some of our northeastern snow went to Arizona. We've had a relatively "mild" winter over here.
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 04:51 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by teachum:

[/b]
Note to self: 1. Sell spinet. 2. Buy grand.
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 04:57 PM

 Quote:
2. Buy grand
They do appear to be babe magnets. \:\)
Posted by: Agilita

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 08:50 PM

Here I am.

Posted by: Agilita

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 09:02 PM

And here's my 9 year old granddaughter playing at a local mall:

Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 09:37 PM

Sans pedal I see. \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 09:37 PM

Agilita,

Very, very nice pix. And your granddaughter's adorable (and not shy - very kewl).

Sharon \:D
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 11:12 PM

Agilita, you look beautiful! And definitely don't look old enough to be a grandmother!

It's so wonderful to finally be putting faces to all the names!
Posted by: dfvanden

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/27/06 11:30 PM

She's 9 and she's already played on a grand? Wow, I hope I can do that without embarrassment by 40. Problem is, I can't play a single thing without sheet music. I am not going to play Mary had a Little Lamb on a beautful grand in front of people.
Posted by: Chrissi

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 03:41 AM

posted by S-H:
 Quote:

Chrissi:
What beutiful snow pics you have. It's kind of ironic that you made mention to my "sunny and warm" location on March 11th of this year as that was the day we had some unbelievable freaky weather. It actually SNOWED!, in Arizona. on the same day as you!!

Sure, its just a dusting, but it is incredibly rare to say the least! Normally, we are in the 90's this time of year!!
Hi, Hunky!

How funny that you had snow the at same time! In my fantasy your desert was always a very hot place where all the llamas try to remove their wool-pullovers and jump into the big pool \:D

Your picture is fantastic! As Sharon said: it looks like a painting.

Yesterday, we had freaky weather, too! There was a thunderstorm with black clouds and lightnings above me and a sunset like a big fire at the horizon. I have taken these photos with my cell phone while driving my car, so they aren't very good:


in the middle is a rainbow:


Chrissi
Posted by: dk21208

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 09:56 AM

Here is one of me playing at a Christmas Eve service... Sort of.

Posted by: Opus45

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 10:05 AM

...looking a little ruff there dk. Is that piano a Kawai?
Posted by: Balladeer

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 10:05 AM

...nice tie!

Balladeer
Posted by: dk21208

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 10:20 AM

I don't think it is a Kawai, but I honestly can't remember right now.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 10:48 AM

dk21208, that picture is a HOWLER! One of my favorites in all 11 pages of this thread. LOL!
Posted by: dk21208

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 10:59 AM

Wow thanks for the rave review. I really thought I would get dogged for not posting a real picture.
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 11:01 AM

I found a picture of me that I don't hate too much... It's even less hated than the one I put up the link to earlier. Just promise you won't use it to scare small children... ;\)

Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 11:20 AM

I love your hair - very hot!
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 11:28 AM

Hi DK;

Nice pic! BTW, Do you find yourself slobbering on the keys after playing for a while? (just curious!, don't bite me!)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 12:01 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
I love your hair - very hot!
Sharon \:\) [/b]
Thanks, Sharon! The hair has become almost a trademark- I don't dare change it! LOL
Posted by: dk21208

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 01:38 PM

Ok, so I have a confession.....


I am Super Hunky's long lost twin!



Hunky, clear out the guest room I have already booked my flight and I plan on overstaying my welcome. I will try not to drool on your pianos while I play them.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 02:51 PM

Real cute face, DK - nice beuty mark. ;\)

Hunky - Is your chest for real? Hey ladies - a hottie.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 03:39 PM

WOW!!! hunkys twin smiles!!! oh and dk i love your pics!!! everyones pics are nice!!!
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 03:41 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
Real cute face, DK - nice beuty mark. ;\)

Hunky - Is your chest for real? Hey ladies - a hottie. [/b]
I told ya, no clothes!! \:D \:D \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 03:47 PM

Pieter, this is getting to be like a porno site. I hope people are practicing piano. It's too fun, though -

I'm working on a new tune - playing by ear ('cause that's what I do) that song Smile (though your heart is breaking)... an others...blah, blah, blah.

Hey Rocky. Have you found sheet music for it? Just curious.

ooops - boss of the day just popped in - back to work. Later.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 05:21 PM

Thanks Euan, I'll check out the music. \:\)
Posted by: gilad

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 05:24 PM

first things first, i loved looking at all your pictures. seeing them is like looking through little windows into your lives where ever they may be. very cool.
i was planning on getting an updated pic of me, this one is when i'm 22, i'm 24 now. the only major difference is that i may have lost a little hair in the front.
i dont usually wear a suite and i do smile for most pics \:D .
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 05:32 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
Hey Rocky. Have you found sheet music for it? Just curious.
[/b]
Sharon, I have looked online but couldn't find it. Dang!!! When you learn it, you can save it as a midi file and then we can convert to sheet music. Sounds like a plan to me!! \:D
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 06:23 PM

DK,,,,WTF???. A "photoshop" workout regimin does not count! and it's pretty hard to pull of in person as well!!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 06:48 PM

Rocky,
It's copy written material. When I learn it... it will take a while, so don't hold your breath....I take it real slow learning new tunes.

 Quote:
Originally posted by rocky:
When you learn it, you can save it as a midi file and then we can convert to sheet music. Sounds like a plan to me!! \:D
Yup - that can probably be arranged in the near future.

Later,
Sharon \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 06:52 PM

Nice pix gilad. South Africa - how cool is that!
It's like soooo cool that we are from all over the place..... I forget sometimes because some of you are like my next door neighbors - (even closer - knowing more intimate details of my life). ;\) And number one most important of all - the love of music - my neighbors only dig listening to music - not playing music - too bad. (except for this drummer across the street.... but I don't think that counts).


Cheers.
Sharon
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 07:01 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
.....we are from all over the place..... [/b]
The name Piano WORLD[/b] of this web site says it all. \:D
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 08:06 PM

Hellooo!

This is another wonderful landscape:

Italy again \:D



And this is my cooool cap... "cool..." haha! I had to wear it, it was a gift \:D



Aaaah! Bella ragazza!!

Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 08:22 PM

You little rat - what the heck is that?????


Oh - a loner I be because no woman understand sme!!!

Baloney!!!! \:D

BTW: She IS GORGEOUS - AND YOU LOOK RATHER HOT, TOO!

Sharon


EDIT: Apologies to you Alvaro - I didn't mean to scream. Very nice cap, BTW.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 08:29 PM

-Mak,

When I click on the 11th page of this thread your flaming red hair reminds me of Bonnie Rhait
(don't know if I have the right spelling - but she's like wow, you know).
Sharon
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 08:39 PM

Ok, Alvaro- the cap is great, the girl is cute and so are you, BUT- the car!!! What is it??? Love the color!
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 08:40 PM

Sharon- Now, if only I could sing, play and write like Bonnie Raitt, I'd have something! LOL

(Thanks!)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 08:55 PM

That's in Garda, in Italy! It was greaaaaaaaat!

Sharon[/b]: Thank you, thank you, thank you, here is a kiss for you!!! I do love you! Squeeek! \:D

Mak[/b]: Actually I know nothing about that car! I'm sorry! Says something about "General Lee". Anyway, it was something related with Warner Bros!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 09:09 PM

Oh, that's how you spell Bonnie Raitt - GREAT
-Mak!

Álvaro - I'll take your sweet kissy - but I did nothing to deserve it - it is you who is in the picture - again what a nice picture. \:D

Peace.
Sharon
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 09:12 PM

That car is the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard...yeeehaaaaw!!! \:D
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 09:14 PM

Thats the "Dukes of Hazard" car! and who's the Babe???

"No friend have I, I must live by myself"....!!!

Crap, throw that line out the window!!

Hey Alvaro, tell your "friend" to come over here if you must really have no friend!! Tell her that I'll be her friend!!.....and then some!! :3hearts:
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 09:26 PM

alvaro, you are so lucky to travel so much to many beautiful places!!!! and yes that car is of the general lee ie the dukes of hazard!!! i love your pics!!take care and be blessed!!!
and mr hunky i love alvaros line at the bottom i think it very poetic!!! but then again i am just a mushy sap:)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 10:16 PM

LOL - I love it! \:D
Posted by: tolovemoon

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 10:24 PM

Woah nice car, some nice scenery pics too....

Looks like this thread is going to be a long one...Will it be a record for the forums?
Posted by: tm3

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/28/06 10:34 PM

there is just something that looks a bit fake about DK's last photo ... i think maybe he has pec implants. ;\)

alvaro now that is hot, baby ... smokin' ... nice looking girl, also.
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 04:54 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by rocky:
That car is the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard...yeeehaaaaw!!! \:D [/b]
That took one hour and six minutes! Now I feel ashamed I knew!!

I love Garda, great pic and typical north Italian sunlight!
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 04:56 AM

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Hey Alvaro, tell your "friend" to come over here if you must really have no friend!! Tell her that I'll be her friend!!.....and then some!! :3hearts: [/QB]
Mrs S-H spends too much time looking after those Lamas!!! \:D \:D
Maybe you could give her a hand instead of having your head in your computer or playing thepiano! (NAAH, not a good idea, we'd miss you!)
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 05:47 AM

Did someone mention the dukes of hazzard's car???

Where I can't see it? \:D


check out the babe though...wow!


\:D
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 06:27 AM

Nicely said Seaside_Lee!!
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 07:28 AM

Ok, ok, more piiiiiiiics! Haha!

mr_super-hunky[/b] wow wow wow I'll tell her... if I find her...

funburger[/b]: Thank you, this Italy trip was just amazing. BTW, if I find more pics I'll be sending them to you.

Sharon[/b], this is for you... it's me, when I was a little rat \:D



Ok, this next pic is just nonsense:



Graduation (el acto de graduación in Spanish):



That night, having fun with all of the old friends. btw... am I falling?



\:D
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 08:03 AM

Hi Alvaro

 Quote:
am I falling?
Nope that'd be the sound of all the guys round here falling for the "cutie hotties" that seem to surround you in the piccies!

Any chance of any tips from you?


Lee \:\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 08:16 AM

Hi Seaside_Lee[/b]:

Well... I don't want these girls near me! Not these ones in the pics. Actually, I hate the girl in this last pic. She followed me wherever I went, it was just annoying. I have no tips I'm afraid!

\:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 08:22 AM

Alvaro - you're just a budding smooth operator. But remember, always treat women with respect and they will treat you with respect. (Mommy Sharon) \:D (why mommy Sharon - because my daughter is your age LOL).....Peace, A. ;\)

Sharon

PS. Lee - you don't need no tips - you're okay. The only tips you need are tips people put in the glass sitting on top of the piano at the bar.... yes, yes, yes.

EDIT: The girls followed you wherever you went.... mmmmmmm - don't know anything about that kind of behaviour..... well - whatever!!!!

Bye for now.
Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 08:42 AM

Great Sharon !!



Luigi
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 08:42 AM

Are those little piggies roasting in a pit?
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 08:51 AM

Have I treated women badly? I don't think so.
I just mentioned one girl. She followed me, I didn't like it, there's nothing wrong about it.


dvdiva[/b] yes.

Álvaro.
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 09:19 AM

hey Alvaro

Don't worry you haven't treated her badly at all

Just be aware that if girls that cute are following you around...then you ain't been beaten with an ugly stick! ;\)

BTW if any other cuties like her seem to be sticking around too much?, try and see past their faults ;\) (for at least one night! )

You're a dude and you don't know it...now thats kool


Lee \:\)
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 09:26 AM

"my neighbors only dig listening to music - not playing music - too bad. (except for this drummer across the street.... but I don't think that counts)."

Hey, now, don't be dissin' drummers.
Posted by: dk21208

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 10:12 AM

Ok, I guess I should post at least picture that isn't photoshopped....

Here is the picture I used to paste my head on Hunky's body. It looks funny because I cropped out the other people in the photo.


Actually this one is unedited. My wife thinks it is funny when I where safety gear.... Who am I to deny her a good laugh? She could have at least told me to straighten my hat, though.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 10:48 AM

alvaro, thank-you. i hope you find them soon:)and thank-you!!
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 10:50 AM

dk, some real pics!!!! yeah!!!! i like your real pics better than you in mr hunkys body---although your real good at cropping and editing pics. i still like the real you 1 million times better!!!!
Posted by: dk21208

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 11:07 AM

Thanks funburger, I just couldn't resist having a little photoshop fun. It makes the day go faster. Besides that really was quite a challenge trying to match that golden brown color of Hunky's skin to my pasty face.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 11:38 AM

DK,

Now that's more like it... you're a cuddly bear.

Sharon \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 11:46 AM

markb,
believe me, I ain't dissin' no drummers. anybody who sits like that in front of drums and pounds away to the beat is HOT - and this guy has like long gorgeous hair too (but he's a high school senior... so I'm not even going to go there).

Luigi - thank you....(I supposing you mean power to "older and wiser woman" with that thank you. I'm supposing.

Alvaro - didn't say you weren't respectful.... and... even "cute" women who constantly follow you around can be pain in the necks... just because a person is "cute" doesn't mean there is chemistry. Same with just because a person lacks physical "looks" either. I think a mind is incredibly sexy - IMHO - the older you get, you'll find out.

Also a nice personality goes a long way, too.

Of course some people have "the package"......like me (sooooooooooo only kidding :rolleyes:

Later, my cyber friend(s),
Sharon \:D
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 11:53 AM

"markb, believe me, I ain't dissin' no drummers. anybody who sits like that in front of drums and pounds away to the beat is HOT - and this guy has like long gorgeous hair too (but he's a high school senior... so I'm not even going to go there)."

That's okay, Sharon, I was just funnin' you. And of course I'd have to agree with you that we drummers are hot. Although, I'll point out that most of us sit behind the drums, not in front of them.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 01:08 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
most of us [drummers] sit behind the drums, not in front of them.
uh? right! \:D
Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 01:39 PM

Sharon,
you suppose the right thing, of course.
Luigi
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 02:23 PM

Sharon[/b], I think I haven't explained myself, if I could say it in Spanish, you would understand what I was trying to say, because is far away from what you've understood.

I don't want cute girls, I just want my music, my piano, there's nothing more, well... yes, reading, writing, and some other things. That is what I want, I don't want this girl playing with my heart as she did, then, playing with another guy, you know... it hurts, so I just forgot her.

I want a girl who really loves me, not a girl that... I'll say in Spanish... no quiero una chica que un día esté con una persona y al día siguiente esté con otra.

Now, LuigiV[/b], don't know actually what you've understood, but I tell you what I've told Sharon
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 02:45 PM

no quiero una chica que un día esté con una persona y al día siguiente esté con otra.

alvaro and everyone who is wondering that means in english:
i dont want a girl whose with one person one day and one person another day.

and i must say that was well said and well understood!!!
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 03:31 PM

That's it Emily, thank you \:\)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 03:36 PM

funburger

Full Member
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Rate Member posted March 29, 2006 08:50 AM
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dk, some real pics!!!! yeah!!!! i like your real pics better than you in mr hunkys body---although your real good at cropping and editing pics. i still like the real you 1 million times better!!!!
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Darnit, all that work in the gym for nothing!!

\:\(
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 03:45 PM

alvaro--your welcome!!!
mr. hunky---he is better is his own body and you are better in yours
did that make any sense?????
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 03:51 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Álvaro.
i dont want a girl whose with one person one day and one person another day.
It is good that you know what you don't want! And it is good that you know what you want!

At your age, you are level headed! Bueno!

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/29/06 06:50 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:

Darnit, all that work in the gym for nothing!!

\:\( [/QB]
You should be practicing at the piano instead \:D
Posted by: Bernard

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/30/06 07:28 PM

Since I mentioned my birds in the other thread I thought I'd post a picture of me and my birds. The first one is a tired looking me with the bird area in the background. The second picture is my birds at the dining room table cutting up strips of bedding material. \:\) (If you look real carefully you can see a strip of paper sticking out of the feathers of the bird in the middle. This is how she carries them back to the nest.)



Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/30/06 07:37 PM

Your birds are so pretty, Bernard! (Unlike, I'm surmising, your kitchen floor... \:D ) I always feel a little unhappy when I see a bird in a cage, so kidding aside, I'm glad you allow your birds freedom.
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/31/06 05:46 AM

Very nice birds, I love them \:D
Posted by: Chris H.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/31/06 06:59 AM



Great thread \:\) This is me.

I will take some pics of my pianos soon.
Posted by: Chris H.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/31/06 07:23 AM


My Wilh. Steinberg IQ77



The Schimmel in my teaching studio



And my little Steinway Z in the other teaching room.


I should add that both me and my wife teach piano, I'm not just greedy \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/31/06 07:50 AM

Bernard, your birds are neat.
Chris H. - those pianos would surely inspire me. Nice set up.

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/31/06 10:02 AM

Luv that Steinway Z...great finish.
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/31/06 12:09 PM

We need to start a new thread "who has the most pianos". So far, I think CC is on top of the list and it looks like Chris H is second on the list.
Posted by: karaeloko

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/31/06 04:10 PM

Chris, that's impressive...

well this is my roommate's keyboard that I'm using for now.



Don't laugh, I'm on a grad student budget, so I can't afford a real piano. I don't have the space either.

I should go to Piano row in Manhattan and pretend that I'm buying to feel a real piano again. I haven't touched a real one since I came from Panama.
Posted by: Chris H.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/01/06 02:16 AM

Thanks guys, I am lucky to have those pianos.

Karaeloko, you will have a great piano one day. It doesn't have to cost a fortune. The Steinway Z in the picture was bought on ebay for £2000 ($3500) and it sounds lovely.

Sharon, your comments on this thread (and others) are lovely. Very kind and supportive. I'm sure that many posters here find your words truly inspiring.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/01/06 10:26 AM

Thank you, Chris H.
Have a happy piano day.
Sharon \:D
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/02/06 01:57 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Chris H.:
The Steinway Z in the picture was bought on ebay for £2000 ($3500) and it sounds lovely.[/b]
$3500?!? For a drop-dead GORGEOUS Steinway upright?!? You are one lucky duck indeed. That was some deal.
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/02/06 02:16 PM

wow this is one of my favourite thread, good to put a face to a name.
Me a few days ago getting bored while waiting outside somebody's house.

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Smart and adorable student


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Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/02/06 02:55 PM

You have great eyes Skeletony! \:\) Cute kid, learning notes already!
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/02/06 03:11 PM

thanks bob \:\) yes, he is a very smart 5 year old! this picture reminded me the one time he cracked me up bad when he pronounced a crotchet as coakroach (did i spell that right? heh).
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 03:08 AM

Wow! I don't even know what a minim is! \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:04 AM

Skeletony, you ARE very beautiful. Very cute, too. And the child is adorable. Thanks for sharing. Bless.
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:08 AM

 Quote:
Wow! I don't even know what a minim is!
A minim is the British name for a half-note. I personally love their name for a 64th note--hemidemisemiquaver! Say that 64 times fast! \:D
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:09 AM

Wow, 15 pages. Mr.Super Hunky: I think you've set a record!
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 10:23 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
Skeletony, you ARE very beautiful. Very cute, too. And the child is adorable. Thanks for sharing. Bless.
Sharon \:\) [/b]
, i feel embarrassed. Thanks for your compliment, Sharon
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 10:30 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Shortcircuit85:
Wow, 15 pages. Mr.Super Hunky: I think you've set a record!
Andrew, it WE, as a group set perhaps set a record; Hunky just jump started us and pushed us along.... which is what we needed. I'm sure he's sincerely pleased that he set a new record - wherever he may be - HINT, HINT....where for art thou, Bernard? ;\) Your Public awaits with baited (or bad) breath! \:D

But WE make things happen - we don't always need others (although people like Hunky are fun and get yer going....you know. I'm gonna let these comments ride (for better or worse)!

Sharon

Skel - you're welcome \:D
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 12:12 PM

And, I hate to burst people's bubbles, but it doesn't break the record. There's at least one 17-page thread (the infamous "king of the hill" thread) in the archives that I know about.
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 12:25 PM

Hmm....well, we still have some members who haven't posted their pictures yet!! Like, lets see.....Copper?? :p
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 12:35 PM

Sharon;

While I have considered posting up a new thread in which we could all just talk about "ME" !! you are absolutely right that this is about ALL of us.


I find it very interesting to read the stories of everyone and also put a face to a name. Sometimes what I had pictured in my mind is right on, and sometimes the stories and pics are much different from what I had expected. This makes it even more interesting to read!

As Monica had said, "wild horses could'nt get it out of me".

So, how about NOT letting this thread burn out, but instead, posting up some more pics with more interesting stories.

As I said before, this is really good stuff!!

I would post up some more pics, but they can't get any more revealing as then I would be totally Nekid!
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 12:50 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Shortcircuit85:
 Quote:
Wow! I don't even know what a minim is!
A minim is the British name for a half-note. \:D [/b]
Thank you for clearing that up! It amazes me that the US-British metric-decimal differences are present in music as well!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 01:55 PM

Hunky is alive!!!!!! It's a miracle!
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'erm :rolleyes: - I don't think we'd much mind some nekid pixs of your boyhood charms....yikes (running away really, really fast).
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 03:03 PM

Excuse me, ya'll. Me thinks I went a bit too far with my last post. This, afterall, is a clean family site. Thank you. Sharon \:D
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 03:39 PM

Sharon, we'll excuse you this time!!! \:D

Perhaps you should send Mr. S-H a private message and he will send you those pics to enjoy.
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 03:54 PM

This thread has to be one of the most informative, cool, and downright funny topics ever seen on this site...


So far we have covered topics as diverse as pet iguanas, back gardens, the General Lee ("yeee ha"!), pigs roasting on a spit, drummers, and now the contents of Hunky's speedos (keep calm, Sharon ;\) )
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 04:07 PM

Well, here's some news about me (all, of course, for the purpose of continuing to make this thread the longest in PW history - Ta Da:

When I get too excited (giggly and laughing too hard and/or dancing too hard or even singing too much, or too much cold New York air, or dust or anything really, I get really, REALLY bad asthma.

So perhaps it's best not to see the contents of ANYBODY's speedos. (And thanks for the second chance, Rocky!) ;\)

Luv,
Sharon (in a very, very good mood - but trying to stay "calm" - yes Euan.


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Don't want no pity - I'm just making a point that I have no choice but to calm myself down because of really bad (dangerous) physical things that will happen to me if I don't. Okay - next..... ;\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:12 PM

I changed my mind. I WANT contents of speedos.

LOL!!!!!!
Posted by: kickbackkid

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:17 PM

Here I am with my wife on a recent cruise.



Doug Hart
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:22 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
I changed my mind. I WANT contents of speedos.

LOL!!!!!! [/b]
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:27 PM

This is me and my dog Twizzle.
This is also me WITHOUT MAKEUP - YIKES!!!!! (And also a bit out of shape...but I'm working on it!!!! - let's hear it for real people!


Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:31 PM

Very CLASSY pix kickback.

Kool! Kewl! Cool!
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:47 PM

cool pix:) i still think you look so young sharon, you look even younger without makeup....probably pass for your daughters sis:) i prefer pics with clothes on myself---i already have a hot hubby to look at:)when we go out people ask for hubbys autograph they think he is one of the baldwin brothers:) its so funny seeing people looking at us and asking us who we are and making sure he is not a baldwin!!!!
Posted by: Opus45

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:55 PM

Ditto funburger Sharon. In fact, I was guessing your sign on name s54mo827 indicated a birth date of 8/27/54. I'm obviously wrong.
Lovely pictures, matches my impression from what little I've already read of your posting...genuine, sweet, honest and kind.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 08:56 PM

Nice picture, kickbackkid. Where was the cruise to? I've only been one one cruise (to Alaska) so far, but I think they can be addicting. Midnight buffet, anybody?
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 09:02 PM

Welcome kickback.

We should all get together sometime and have an arizona piano party. Funburger lives here in AZ as well.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 09:31 PM

hunky, great idea:)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 09:32 PM

Fun, Opus, Kickback and I are the same age - 1963 (I'm a bit older). "S54" stands for "STUDIO 54" - the original. (too young to get into that place back in the day - (should count my blessings on that one - eh? - Lord only know where I might have ended up )

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Anyway - Fun, your husband really looks like one of the Baldwin brothers. How cool is that?

Sharon \:D
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 09:46 PM

sharon, i am 30 1975 my birthday is april 8 so will be 31 this year:)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 10:15 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by funburger:
sharon, i am 30 1975 my birthday is april 8 so will be 31 this year:)
30 is a fine and respectable age, Funburger - so in like 5 days - a major milestone! Neat! Sharon
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 10:30 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Opus45:
...genuine, sweet, honest and kind.
Sometimes - but, I try to be. THANK YOU, Opus!
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 10:38 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by funburger:
sharon, i am 30 1975 my birthday is april 8 so will be 31 this year:) [/b]
Interesting, as my youngest daughter's birthday is also the 8th (day after mine). She will be 21 on that day, which is how many years older than you I will be..... See? If you try, you can connect anything! \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 10:48 PM

You're as young as you feel, -Mak. Age wise, you're still considered young, IMHO. Don't people look upon age as wisdom - well they should - at least life experience. You've lived - you'll be 51, right? That's not old.
Okay - I'm gonna go to sleep now, or at least get ready for bed....Have a nice evening, everyone. Fun evening!
Goodnight.
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/03/06 11:24 PM

wow, irish that is pretty cool, my hubby is april 8 my mom is also which she also happens to be exactly 21 years older than me, and my son was due on the 8th but we induced him on the 2nd because that was just too many people on the 8th, so i got to pick his bday:) anyhow april is just party month!!!!
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 05:42 AM

All of you look so young... I'm 18 and when I take a look at the mirror sometimes I just get stoned, and... hell! where have my 18's gone? Actually, I think if I smile a little, my 18's will appear again.
Posted by: kickbackkid

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 10:01 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Nice picture, kickbackkid. Where was the cruise to? I've only been one one cruise (to Alaska) so far, but I think they can be addicting. Midnight buffet, anybody? [/b]
Monica,
This photo was taken on a Carribean cruise last October. We actually visited Cozumel the week before the hurricane Wilma decimated it. \:\(

We did just get back from a Disney cruise two weeks ago and had a great time. The entertainment was top notch. They had two different piano players who I spent the whole week watching.

This was our 8th cruise, but I've never been to Alaska. I am a warm weather person, so I've delayed going to Alaske. I've heard nothing but great things about it however. ;\)

Doug
Posted by: kickbackkid

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 10:10 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
Very CLASSY pix kickback.

Kool! Kewl! Cool! [/b]
Thanks Sharon. I think you're very pretty. But I do agree with Hunky, that iguana of yours scares me.

Doug
Posted by: kickbackkid

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 10:14 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Welcome kickback.

We should all get together sometime and have an arizona piano party. Funburger lives here in AZ as well. [/b]
Mr_Super-Hunky,
I would love to have a piano get-together. I've noticed a few others who come from our sunny state. Maybe a piano bar would be in order.

Doug
Posted by: Opus45

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 10:17 AM

from Alvaro:
 Quote:
..and when I take a look at the mirror sometimes I just get stoned..
Okay, I know what this means to me, as a child of the 60's. But I'm just wondering...could this have another meaning for the younger generation or for folks in Spain?
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 10:30 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by kickbackkid:
do agree with Hunky, that iguana of yours scares me.
Well - if that scares you - I think I went a bit too thick on the EYEBROW PENCIL in that pic (the one on page 15) - I tend to have that clownish look (it's kind of a natural expression for me, though) - don't cha think? (giggle).

Opus45 - NOOOO!!!! I think he's really stoned (giggle). (I surely hope NOT!) I think he means serious, as in stone face (perhaps).

Kickback - Disney - that's fun!!!!!

ta-ra for now (REAL busy day at the office - have to FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS !!!!).
Sharon
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 11:34 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
You're as young as you feel, -Mak. you'll be 51, right? That's not old.
[/b]
Oh, I have absolutely no problem with my age, Sharon! Two things I try to keep in mind about age:

Age is mind over matter- if you don't mind, it don't matter.

and

"I like the bed I'm sleeping in
Just like me it's broken in
It's not old, just older
Like a faded pair of torn blue jeans
This skin I'm in is alright with me
It's not old, just older"
- Just Older, Bon Jovi

(That whole song rocks- and is just about right on as far as how I feel about my age.)

And I do not- ever- lie about my age. A lot of people say I could (I don't know- I look in the mirror some days and I think I show every minute! LOL), but I just don't see the point. I wouldn't go back, even if I could.
Posted by: Opus45

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 11:44 AM

 Quote:
I wouldn't go back, even if I could
I'll second that.
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 11:55 AM

 Quote:
Well - if that scares you - I think I went a bit too thick on the EYEBROW PENCIL in that pic (the one on page 15)
Yikes...yeah that is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay scary!!


\:D
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 12:54 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
And, I hate to burst people's bubbles, but it doesn't break the record. There's at least one 17-page thread (the infamous "king of the hill" thread) in the archives that I know about. [/b]
I could post a ton of pics and set a new record for long thread. \:D
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 01:22 PM

 Quote:
I could post a ton of pics and set a new record for long thread
dare ya!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:17 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Seaside_Lee:
thick on the EYEBROW PENCIL in that pic (page 15) Yikes...yeah that is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ary!! \:D
Hey, mate - yer ain't suppose to agree with me. Yer suppose to say - oh, Sharon, Sweet, dear heart of a girl - your eyebrows look splendid - just splendid. I admire them so -.... you know something like that - to build up my ego after posting that silly pic.

Truthfully, I thought it was rather okay looking when I first posted it, but then I did look at the eyebrows and I was like - what the????? But it's real (though I think I look way better in person - so forget all these pics. I think we all look better in person - why? because here in pics we are flat - but in life we are three-dimension, living, breathing characters.... blinking and talking and moving and - animated... just real...

So the only thing to do about all that is to have a party in the future. I don't know where - I don't even know how to go about planning such an event - but I know something like this should take place..... and if not - then it's just something really nice to think about (I think).

Peace cyber piano friends,
Sharon \:\)


I bet even our pianos look better in person.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:27 PM

ok stupid post had to erase:)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:29 PM

No fair, funburger - you pulled a "sharon" (meaning you wrote something then erased it.

LOL!!!!!!!!
Yikes - I'm getting into a silly dilly mood now - only a hour to go and then I'm strung from the tomb called work (which in all actuality wasn't soooo bad today....).

Fun - eyeliner is really cheap - and I use the one that washes off with soap and water - which makes my skin nice and dry - so I have to look into that oil of olay product soon - otherwise I'm gonna look like a hag (or like I do in the morning) YIKES.

Okay - are we adding enough silliness to this thread - I hope so.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:32 PM

hahahahahaha:) now i know how you feel sometimes......it was just a very stupid post. hope noone read it:)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:34 PM

Just me. But you wrote it for me and I thought it was funny. \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:38 PM

grrrrr - nervous double post.

that's what happens when you have to edit your words five thousand times to get it to say what you mean .... to get the words out right. Hey - a dictionary I'm not, you know! Hey! :rolleyes:
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:41 PM

Bob, if you are reading this, then you are being hypnotized and you never read my first post....now you can regain consciousness and be normal with no memory of it:) click. click. click.
sharon, think that fixed the problem...haha, just in a weird mood today. i will find out in 30mins if i will get my piano tomorrow:)
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:43 PM

I think women look much better sans makeup.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:46 PM

sharon, yes i did, and glad you read it, i shoulda just emailed it:) no box, no telepathy here:)although my kids do love boxes.....hmmmm...
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:47 PM

Yes, I think it did. He'll never know what hit him.

Fun, you are SOOOOO adorable. Hypnotize. You know? You're gonna be 30 in a few days and YOU act like a little girl (too - like me). We are young, silly spirits. Let's not ever change.

Ooops, incoming boss - gotta split! \:\(

Later,
Sharon
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 04:54 PM

I'm back.

I knew it. I KNEW IT!!!! Bob Muir is always around. Through edit after edit after edit.... he reads all and he knows all!!!! LOL!!!

Bob, really? You like the natural look? Hmmmmm - no can do for work..... people "expect" me to look a certain way... don't want to go scaring the folks now.

But on the weekends, I let my face breath! No expectations.... no glamour queen - (QUEEN?).
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 05:36 PM

sharon wrote: Through edit after edit after edit.... he reads all and he knows all!!!!

sharon, bob is the God of piano world hahahahahaha. i dont know sharon you could just hypnotize him like i did then he will forget just how crazy we all really are:)
Posted by: Naught

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 06:34 PM

grrrrrr
Posted by: Naught

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 06:34 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Bob Muir:
I think women look much better sans makeup. [/b]
Couldn't agree more Bob.

Sharon, you are beautiful, just accept it. =)
Posted by: Naught

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 06:35 PM

double post
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 06:53 PM

From you? Oh YEAH! \:D

Thank you, Naught.
Sharon
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 07:07 PM

And you know something - some people are late bloomers and didn't always have it so easy growing up... so things are not always what they seem - and there are lots of stories out there.

Oh - later - it's time for American Idol!

God Bless You People!
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 08:55 PM

Huh- easy for you guys to talk about the "natural" look! YOU don't look like death warmed over without some make-up!
Posted by: Naught

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 08:57 PM

I'll have you know I have often looked like death warmed over and always without make-up.

hehe
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 09:21 PM

I tend to agree with -Mak. You gots to see us women in the morn - you know what we look like. Run for the hills! ;\)
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 09:38 PM

Ok, y'all get me laughin reading your posts and then don't ya know, my mascara runs!!!
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 09:46 PM

Told ya!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 09:59 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Bob Muir:
I think women look much better sans makeup. [/b]
I knew there was a reason I liked you, Bob! I don't wear makeup. I don't dye my hair. My husband says he prefers the natural look, too. So far, as I am descending with ever greater velocity down the wrong slippery slope of middle age, he hasn't changed his mind.

Gals, we should all get the sheet music to Martina McBride's "This one's for all the girls" and do a PW piano jam of that song. I love the last verse: "This one's for all you girls about 42/ pitching pennies into the fountain of youth/ Every laugh, laugh line on your face/ has made you who you are today."
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 10:01 PM

p.s. to rocky: That picture is something else. I don't know whether to roll on the floor laughing, or have nightmares tonight...probably both!

LOL!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/04/06 10:41 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
p.s. to rocky: That picture is something else. I don't know whether to roll on the floor laughing, or have nightmares tonight...probably both!
Well, Monica I'll tell ya I'm gonna having nightmares tonight. Rocko that pixi is hidious! Really scary. I'm sleeping with the nightlight on tonight.

* * * *
(You know - her (I think it's a girl? right) with the right cosmetic dentistry and a better haircut (and a shave perhaps), she's really not that bad. Her eyes are a bit scary, but, just a different eye shadow could make a world of difference. Whatcha think? But then again - we have to ask her if she's happy with herself. If she's happy with her physical appearance then the world will smile with her and those who don't like her can take a hike. She probably has a really kind heart, too. You can't judge a book by its cover - you have to read what's inside - carefully). The poor dear - where's her other earring?

Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 03:23 AM



I'm just wondering what you all have for breakfast... \:D
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 07:28 AM

I apologize if I scared ya!!! I'll remove the pic if it offends anyone! I thought everyone had seen that pic by now!!!

Anyway, y'all do make me laugh...usually like this...hehehehe......

\:D
Posted by: Naught

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 07:46 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by AQP_87:


I'm just wondering what you all have for breakfast... \:D [/b]
*cough* huh?

=)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 08:11 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by rocky:
[QB] I apologize if I scared ya!!! I'll remove the pic if it offends anyone!
Don't you dare do such a thing, Rocky. How shall I put it... :rolleyes: "I've grown accustomed to her face..."

Alvaro - I have a banana and a glass of skim milk for breakfast on the weekdays. Breakfast of champions. \:D

Naught, what's the cough all about? What you have a ciggy and a cup of coffee right? LOL! Hmmmm, me too (back in the day).

Today is going to be a good day! To ya'll a good day, too!

Take care you guys. Later.
Sharon \:D
Posted by: Barbara C

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 08:43 AM

This is my granddaughter at my current keyboard. It's a Roland RD-500. I'm going to be getting a new keyboard soon, possibly a MP8. My granddaughter is only 4 but already she has an interest in music. When the photo was taken I was showing her how to make the notes sound "pretty" - by touching each key with only 1 finger, and how to play thirds. She likes piano but she says she intends to learn violin. She says her sister (who is 3 years younger) will be the one to learn piano. Well, start them young, I guess.
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 09:19 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by AQP_87:


I'm just wondering what you all have for breakfast... \:D [/b]
Well, I always start my day with caffeine (a coke) and nicotine (yep, I smoke )....I believe this is the breafast of champions??? Well, maybe it's not......
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 09:56 AM

If this thread is delving into a "what do you have for breakfast?" subtopic, then i will chip in:

Ideally - bowl of porridge, yoghurt, and a glass of apple juice.

Recently - two cans of Red Bull. All the caffeine, sugar, and taurine one could ever need to wake from slumbar. Need to get back to having a proper breakfast!

(my Red Bull breakfast is definately NOT the 'breakfast of champions', but it does get the heart beating fast!)

Euan.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 10:08 AM

Barbara C, your granddaughter is precious. Thanks for sharing a NICE pix. This page needs to be cleaned up a bit.
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 10:35 AM

She's adorable, Barbara C! And knows what she wants already, too! Good for her.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 10:44 AM

Rocky - a smoke and a cup of joe IS breakfast of chumpions, I mean, champions. \:\( Euan - drink your red bull - you need to caffeine high. ;\)

I love you guys - my little cyber family.
Sharon \:\)

BTW: nomore crazy posts - that's all there is about me, anyway. :3hearts:
Posted by: Naught

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 11:00 AM

No more crazy posts??? It's what makes you special, at least to me. =))

No ciggy's for me, its like, oh wow man. hahaha

My breakfast consists of coffee, one big cup. I only eat breakfast, if I have an early tee time, or forgot to sleep.
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 11:01 AM

Sharon, we luv ya man!!! \:D (Wasn't that a trendy saying not too long ago?

BTW, how are you doing with "Smile", last night I plucked out the melody all by my little old self totally by ear! But I doubt I can get much further than that!

(singing...and probably off key) "Smile, what's the use in crying
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you'll just smile" \:\)
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 11:35 AM

I just have to comment that, after being a member here for about 1 1/2 years, this is probably the oddest thread I've seen. I wouldn't have guessed that a PianoWorld thread would eventually turn into a Mary Kay thread after hitting pets, lifestyles, and favorite breakfasts.
Posted by: jazpianizt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 11:54 AM

Maybe we need a "chat room".
Oh, yeah, I guess that's been tried.
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 11:59 AM

\:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 12:02 PM

I'll try to continue to keep my posts "special" (thank you, Naught).... but there's not much more to say, really. Now I just have to play piano and talk piano talk. BTW: Rocko, I haven't been practicing SMILE - but I should...AND I WILL.

Sharon ;\)
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 12:37 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
I just have to comment that, after being a member here for about 1 1/2 years, this is probably the oddest thread I've seen. I wouldn't have guessed that a PianoWorld thread would eventually turn into a Mary Kay thread after hitting pets, lifestyles, and favorite breakfasts. [/b]
But, now don't you feel you can play the piano better by having gained all the knowledge from this thread??? :p
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 01:32 PM

"But, now don't you feel you can play the piano better by having gained all the knowledge from this thread???"

Not at all, but at least now I know not to wear too much eyeliner.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 02:49 PM

Must extend this thread. Must post - anything....

Oh, I know. We had a nice retirement lunch for somebody today, went to a really nice place, had a very nice lunch, and it snowed in New York in April. How's that? \:\)
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 03:36 PM

Sharon, It was snowing up north here in Mass pretty good too. I was standing looking out a window at work, and it looked like the snowflakes were averaging between 1-2 inches wide... No exaggeration!
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 04:36 PM

Yeah, snow here, too. Ugh! Tho it has been bouncing back and forth between snow and rain...
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 06:34 PM

here is the pic of my new used 1994 baldwin hamilton c171 i just bought this is the pic of where it is now, and hopefully doesnt fall off the back of the truck like noonas. i will take some pics of its arrival:)but here it is now at its current location.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 06:38 PM

Fun - that is a most gorgeous piano. I sincerely hope it makes it to your house in one piece. We'll keep our fingers crossed!
Sharon
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 06:39 PM

sharon thank-you i thought it was gorgeous to, but you should hear it----WOW!!!

oh yeah, i might even take a clear pic of myself sitting at the piano on its arrival....thats how excited i am. besides if you think i am ugly you can just say wow, nice piano fugly i mean funburger hahahhaahhahahaa. seriously i think i will let my hubby take a clear pic of me at the piano with my new camera, my kids thought it funny to spill juice all over mine---oh well, then my pics are just extra juicy..hahahahaha. just on a roll now:) anyways, i better log off now. just extending the post as loooooooooong as possible to break the record:) besides most people probably arent reading to much on here now so when i post a clear pic of me who will really see it on page 400???
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 06:51 PM

Fun, I think that's a great idea. Definitely take a nice, clear, pix of you at your new "baby". And as far as having a "freak out" about it - I would definitely freak out if there was a mix up on something like that - so you are absolutely right in your feelings.

Dinner time here - so see ya later.
Sharon \:\)
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 06:53 PM

Mak: Isn't this weather wild? I know it's not really that uncommon for early spring, but it still feels weird every year. Monday, I was in a teeshirt at lunch throwing a baseball around, and today I was wearing a longsleeve shirt and Heavy Leather Coat!

Being a New Englander is always an interesting ride!

Fun: That is a very nice piano. I hope you will post a pic. It would be nice to put a face to the...fuzzy blob \:D I have a feeling more people are still following this thread than you think too.
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 07:04 PM

Andrew- If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes! LOL and that was sure true today!

Funburger- Niiiiiiice piano! I hope you enjoy it immensely!
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 07:12 PM

thank-you for your comments on the piano. i did tell the lady i didnt want to rush into anything, and i prayed about it and my husband heard it he was like beautiful.....so i didnt just rush into it. i tried to slow myself down and wait.....i just couldnt resist and didnt think i could go wrong with this purchase:)
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 07:13 PM

I guess rocky and I shouldn't tell you that it was yet another gorgeous spring day here in Kentucky, clear blue skies and crisp air warming up to the 60s. Otherwise y'all might want to move down here. ;\)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 07:18 PM

Funburger:

Congrats on your beutiful new piano. Your going to get a LOT of power out of it with that wood floor.

It looks very nice in that room. Remember to play it in all different configurations (lid up, lid down etc) to find out what sounds and resonates best.

I have a super-powerful grand in a very small room with wood floors and empty walls (temporary location), and I have to play it with the lid closed and a floor rug under neath it just to keep my families sanity and not affect my hearing!.

You can even experiment with various sounds by putting a bed comforter underneath the piano for a moment just to see what a rug might sound like.

Again, super-nice piano, can we hear it in the upcoming recital??
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 07:39 PM

Beautiful piano and beautiful Emily.
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 07:43 PM

Monica, I only have one appropriate response: :p

...but feel free to rub in your nice weather anytime you want. At least we live in New Eng. where it's suppose to snow. It's not like we had a freak snow storm in Arizona or anything. Right Hunky? ;\)
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 07:50 PM

I have to rub it in while I can, shortcircuit, because in about 6 short weeks, it will jump to low 90s temps and high 90s humidity and stay that way all summer, which I can hardly gloat about, right? And I haven't even mentioned the mosquitos...
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 08:43 PM

Yeah, well, as much as I HATE- and I do truly mean HATE- winter, I am glad the humid weather we get up here is in broken stretches.
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 08:44 PM

Rocky!! Your little man-girl with pigtails appeared in my dream last night!! It was absolutely horrifying! She was wearing a satin blue dress and was tugging at my kids to come and play! Aaaah!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/05/06 10:07 PM

I wonder if that has any meaning in your subconscious - other than it was strange?
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 02:33 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by dvdiva:
Rocky!! Your little man-girl with pigtails appeared in my dream last night!! It was absolutely horrifying! She was wearing a satin blue dress and was tugging at my kids to come and play! Aaaah! [/b]
"come play with us.... for-ever, and ever....!"

(or have I mis-interpreted what you meant ;\) If so, this one will be getting deleted quick!)
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 04:17 AM

mr super hunky, sorry didnt see your post earlier, its not currently in my home that is a picture of where it is now. i was going to install tile in our dining room my shed is full of saltillo tile, but now that i bought this, well i dont think i am going to have it installed. it would be much too loud. but i will try the different configs of open and shut etc. etc. i will play this for the upcoming recital as long as it doesnt fall off the back of the truck in the move---yikes!!!but its fully insured. although i have no idea what to play for the recital i havent put anything together in that respect----but i am sure i will get something together by then:) its still a month and a half off. but if i play puff the magic dragon on this nice piano i am sure everyone will laugh as i am not into classical music at all. so from me i might just write something. i am working on a new song now, with some new chords i have a few measures together and learning the new stuff, i am sure i will probably play something i have written or will write. i really like the one i am working on now though----and dont worry theres no words so i wont be singing on this one:)
and yes i saw your piano room, it was a bit tight, but at least its your room:) my piano is going in the dining room and people ask where we will eat, i told them i will buy a cover for the piano put chairs around it and that will be our table:) better go its late and i have been on and off this comp. more today than ever. night to all:)
ps mr hunky i didnt know you could pull a sharon, but sharon erases her posts not the thread she started:) hehehehehe.
alvaro---thank-you:) too sweet:)
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 08:58 AM

dvdiva....hmmm....I'm with Sharon, I wonder if there was some reason you would be dreaming about that man-girl? ;D
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 11:15 AM


Christmas 05'


My wife and new puppy -Mason- my true fans
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 11:24 AM

GORGEOUS!
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 12:13 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by rocky:
dvdiva....hmmm....I'm with Sharon, I wonder if there was some reason you would be dreaming about that man-girl? ;D [/b]
You mean other than the reason that the man-girl photo creeped me out? (I know, I'm such a wuss!). Or maybe somewhere in my subconscious I'm scared that my boys will bring home girlfriends that look like dogs? Heck I don't know! \:D (I just know I won't be browsing page 17 of this thread again \:D )

Monster M&H, great pics!
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 01:09 PM

That M & H looks wonderful Monster

And that's a cute puppy (with such an original name ;\) )...aaah

Yikes...even the christmas tree has got piano keys on it! (thought I was obsessed? \:D )


Lee \:D
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 01:37 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Seaside_Lee:

Yikes...even the christmas tree has got piano keys on it! (thought I was obsessed? \:D )


Lee \:D [/b]
obsessed??? Tree keys...puppy named Mason...not me!!

I told the dog he could keep the name...just DON'T chew on the legs, or ELSE!!

Thanks
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 02:25 PM

love westies, my parents had 2 when I grew up.
Monster you make all PO's proud! And that mason looks great, feel free to post a pic of Thanksgiving 2005 and Easter 2005!
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/06/06 02:41 PM

 Quote:
I told the dog he could keep the name...just DON'T chew on the legs, or ELSE!!
he'd better stick to his part of the bargain...yikes! ;\) \:D

Yup...sounds like you're a helpless case


Lee \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 09:59 AM

Bump. (To keep it going).

BTW: Thank you muchly Sir. Seaside, for the chooneroonies. ;\)
Sharonrella. \:D
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 10:58 AM

My new haircut, should I leave it longer??? Is it really ugly? Am I ugly? Well, yes... \:\(



Keep goiiiiiiiiing.
Hello Sharon, hello Sharon, hello Sharon, hello Sharon, hello Sharon. \:D
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 11:05 AM

Man...you've got film star looks!!

whats up with ya? ;\)


jeeeez...I'm jealous


Lee \:\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 11:18 AM

Thank you, Lee! \:\)
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 11:39 AM

You look like Daniel Day Lewis! \:\) Even better!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 01:17 PM

Hello, Alvaro.
What's going on. I see no picture with your hair cut. My personal opinion on hair - I LOVE long hair on men - I don't know why, I just do! But it must be cleaned (washed) and have a nice cut. Not stringly, like ick.

I also like hair that's sexy looking - so it doesn't have to be long or short, just look good on the person.... (that leaves you lots of room ... eh?)... and sometimes (SOMETIMES) bald men look sexy.... but it soooooo depends on a lot of stuff with that (note recent action heros in the movies). I still say, personality is key. ;\)

Later,
Sharon


BUMP!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 03:18 PM

Alvaro, I have probably started a half-dozen posts to you ever since you posted your first picture that said something like "You are a dreamboat![/b]" but each time I deleted it because it didn't seem like an appropriate thing for a middle-aged wife and mom and professor to say about somebody young enough to be her son. But this last picture and your comment was the last straw. You are a very attractive young man, and you have eyes to die for. \:\)

p.s. I do like your hair longer, though. ;\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 03:37 PM

Wow...! Thank you, Monica[/b]!. I'll leave my hair longer.

dvdiva[/b] Like Daniel Day Lewis? Should I be affraid of that? \:D Just kidding...

Ok, I WON'T CUT MY HAIR AGAIN THIS WAY, that's for sure!!!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 03:59 PM

Alvaro, you're a very nice looking young man - a world of opportunity is opened to you.
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 04:03 PM

Alvaro- you are hardly ugly! By no means! Uh-uh! No, no, no!

But- count me in with the longer hair group. Of course, I'm an 80's hair band lovin' girl, so that may have something to do with it..... ;\)
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 04:31 PM

Wow Monica... First you're "looking for scars" on nearly naked pictures of men and now your trying to pick up young European men through the internet. I hope your husband isn't the jealous type.
Just kidding... \:D
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/07/06 04:53 PM

Fortunately for me, he's out of town on business this week. ;\)
Posted by: LeadFingers

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/08/06 01:37 AM

Hi Kids:

Sorry I been gone so long...Thats a whole Nuther story.

We sure got some pretty People here, except for that girl with the beard & pony tails.
Who am I to talk...There have been a few mornings I looked in the mirror and screamed from fright!
I never tried the two pony tails though. One on the top of the head is real comfertable, but tends to scare animals and small children,so I keep that look for indoors.

Mr Hunky...You make me feel better about where I put my piano. When I saw the pix of the Hunky Mansion I actually leaned in to the monitor. (like that would give me a better look) the term Mansion dosn't really describe it, more like "The Hunky Institute". Yet the only place to put the M&H is in a closet with accoustical problems. Don't ever change, you are Cool man!
You will post some pictures of the new & improved piano room, after the remodel, wont you? Pretty Please!

By the time I get any Pix to post, this thread will be a faint memory. The Mavacia decided to take a camera vacation...Went out an bought a Web Cam just for this thread, BUT NOOO, had to steal moments to fix other electronic nightmares...Got no pix of the new/old piano...Got no weekend this week.(Must be tired, I'm starting to whine) I'll Figure something out.

Good to be back among kindred spirits, however brief.

LeadFingers
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/08/06 06:52 AM

sharon- you're one of those people who can pull it off without make up. Because you have a beautiful face to begin with. lucky you! Twizzle doesn seem to like taking pictures much. Hehe..

Barbara C- i love pictures of kids at the piano, your granddaughter is so adorable. And looks so huggable (dont worry im not a pedophile)

Short hair on guys= best choice..
AQP- am i the only who think you look like Robbie william (british singer i think)? beautiful eyes!
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/08/06 07:02 AM

skeletony[/b] Thank you, Gianna! :3hearts:
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/08/06 12:06 PM

Skeletony, thank you. That's really nice of you. And a real KEEN observation on Twizzle... \:D


* * * *
Alvaro - guess what? I was viewing the post at my office and it didn't open your picture. But I see your new picture now - YOU'RE HOT! Nice looks, nice eye brows, hair is nice short...A+.

Shaz \:\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/08/06 01:50 PM

Thank you Sharon[/b] You're also hot \:D
Posted by: gilad

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/08/06 04:22 PM

theres a lot of very attractive people on this forum. get your eye candy here ;\) .
Posted by: dfvanden

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 08:39 AM

Is it my imagination, or are things starting to sizzle in here? No more recent photos posted though...?
Posted by: Cryptkeeper

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 11:54 AM

This is the first time I'm posting my picture on the net.
I always freak out when there's a camera pointing at me. I'm really camera shy.

Anyway, it's nice to see the faces behind the names...

Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 11:58 AM

crypt- very cute! (and i meant it as a compliment)I can imagine you being shy.
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 12:09 PM

Exciting day






Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 12:21 PM

Room/prac space-taken with phone, poor quality


pretty girl
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 01:46 PM

skeletony, congratulations on the piano. very cute pics:)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 01:49 PM

Skeletony - very nice pix.... and I also find quite interesting the assembling of that grand piano. That's a nice piece of furniture.

Peace, Sharon \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 02:48 PM

In the mood for a Avatar change. Skeletony, the background of that little girl picture inspired me. Thank you!
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 03:06 PM

Thanks fun and Sharon.
Sharon, i was looking at your avatar and the background back and forth trying to see a link... then i suddenly did. You are so very creative. Did you make that with paint?
I sudddenly found a very nice picture of my chihuahua..


Might be a bit random, but here's my dream man. (not the one at the back) heh.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 03:16 PM

Skeletony - sooooo cute, that little chihuahua...very nice on the dream man pix, too.
Take care,
Sharon
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/09/06 09:00 PM

Hey, cryptkeeper, I'm glad you broke down and contributed a photo. I have to say that you look quite a bit different than the Vincent Price character I had envisioned from your login name. (Uh...for all you young things on the forum, Vincent Price is a tall, skinny old guy with a scary looking face who starred in just about every horror movie in the 1950s and 60s.)

I miss your regular "recording of the month." You probably don't realize how many people you inspired to learn "Her Most Beautiful Smile," myself included. \:\)
Posted by: Cryptkeeper

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/10/06 04:59 AM

Thanks skeletony!
Actually, Monica, my login name is taken from a show called 'tales from the crypt'.
I am working on new songs, but very slowly. My piano teacher is giving a lot of (difficult) work, so I don't have much time to practise on new songs for myself.
But new recordings are coming, it's just a matter of time.
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/10/06 11:50 AM

crypt- im not a stalker, but i saw your profile, if im not wrong you are about 27 years old?
Man, what youth elixir did you take? i thought you are only 17 or 18. If i had to give a max- 20.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/10/06 06:06 PM

pictures of my fish tank---its a 40gallon corner aquarium and i thought these pics were cool. so here ya go!!!


check out the crab eating that dead fish---that was awesome to watch!!! nature is sweet:)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/10/06 06:20 PM

Hmm... Wouldn't like to be that fish... \:D
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/10/06 06:34 PM

Cool tank, funburger! Community tank, I take it? Real or plastic plants? I have 2- a 90 gallon African cichlid tank and a 55 gallon planted community tank, both have been sadly neglected for a while now.... But some pics of them when they looked GOOD:
This is the 55:

This is the 90:


And I have a small pond outside:

Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/10/06 06:51 PM

I am soooo jealous. you have a pond with koi:) i love koi. your tanks are alot nicer than mine,my plants are fake, i have more i just havent put them in yet. i just got the algae eater to eat up all the greenery:) i have neon guorimo (sp) my favorite, mollys, sharks, and a black tetra. just a good mix of fish and of course the crab. i had 2 crabs but this one was really aggressive and ate the other one. i just bought some more to put in:) i love watching the fish. its a great hobby:) still jealous of your pond though:)
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/11/06 03:11 AM

Hey Mr. and Mrs. Super Hunky,

Fun post.

Looks like a great piano, I hope you are still able to use it until the new room is ready.

By the way the non-suit photo was okay too. I think the suit picture scared me more. just kidding.

Here's my room,..and it's messy this day...darn,.. should have picked up a bit before the photo. that's what happens when friends with camera's drop in unannounced.

Forgive me,..too busy playing!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/skyblanche01/Knabephotos128.jpg

Skyblanche
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/11/06 08:35 AM

Wow, Skyblanche, just how long IS that piano of yours?!? And what kind is it? Is that a flower inlay pattern on the side? It's gorgeous. And, in fact, I was so mesmerized by your spectacular piano I didn't even notice the state of the rest of the room. ;\)
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/11/06 09:41 AM

Wow Sky, that gives new meaning to "wall of sound" when both those babies are fired up!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/11/06 09:53 AM

"Both" those babies?? I had to go back and look at the photo again. I really WAS mesmerized by that gorgeous Knabe concert grand, because I didn't even see there was a SECOND piano in the room! Wow!
Posted by: Cryptkeeper

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/11/06 10:28 AM

Yeah, the pianos are great. It makes it alot easier to play a duet. You could even play a quatro... euh.. et, if that even exists.

Thanks again skeletony. Well, you say you're not a stalker, but are you really not one... ;\)
I'm 26 at the moment. Looking young is a blessing and a curse. It's good now, but back in my school days I wasn't all that happy with it.
You look pretty young yourself. I think all asian people don't age (in their looks) that fast.
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/11/06 10:50 AM

Hey Cryptkeeper

If I was to ever have a stalker?...I'd have to hope she looked a little like skeletony \:D , with my luck she'd look more like "Annie Wilkes" (Kathy Bates) out of the film "Misery"!


Lee \:\)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/11/06 08:13 PM

Sky, what a beutiful piano shaped portable BOWLING ALLEY you have!!, is it regulation sized?

All kidding aside, those piano's are incredible. Someday, I'm gonna steal them ...both! :p
Posted by: LeadFingers

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/11/06 09:14 PM

Sky:

I think you just redefined my definition of " The Great Room".

LeadFingers
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 01:55 AM

Okay Monica, no more pics of cute little kitty's.

Here's a pic of me scuba diving in the Cayman Islands at a place called "sting-ray city" just after Mrs Hunky decided to dump a bucket of squid on my head!

Needless to say, the giant sting-ray's used my head as a dining table for a minute or so As I just sat on the ocean floor soiling my panties!!



Note to self:

nervous wife, agressive fish and a large bucket of chum directly overhead = BAD IDEA!!

Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 08:04 AM

I gotta say it - That is like SO WOW!!!! KEWL (and a bit frightening, too!!!!). (Note: the "animals" have no fear of you - interesting. They just go about their business. Kool!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 08:33 AM

Great picture, super-hunky! It looks like that ray has your entire head in its mouth.

hmmm...Freud would have a different interpretation of mrs. hunky's behavior than "nervous." \:D
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 10:50 AM

Great picture! lol I fed rays in the Caribbean a couple years ago- but from my HAND not my head! \:D
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 10:55 AM

Monica- just a note to you: When people ask if you play any other instruments besides piano, I don't want to see any more of that ducking head, hiding behind hands, barely whispering: accordion...

We went to see Vital Information last nite. Jazz group: Steve Smith (drums), Baron Brown (bass), Frank Gambale (guitar) and Tom Coster (keys). Not only are they amazing as a group, but Tom Coster is just incredible! AND he hauled out his accoridon for not 1, not 2 but THREE songs, including one he wrote when he used to play with Santana back in the 70's! So now you just stand up there nice and tall and say, loudly: I play ACCORDION, just like Tom Coster!!! LOL
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 11:17 AM

Thanks, IrishMak. Obviously I need to join a support group for former accordion players: "Hi, my name is Monica, and I play the accordion." It is too bad that the accordion has such a bum rap, but a bum rap it does indeed have. Did you see the joke somebody posted in the pianist corner? "Q: What's the definition of perfect pitch? A: When you throw an accordion in a dumpster and it hits a banjo." har har.
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 11:49 AM

Just a word of support for accordian players. The first day I moved to university, I was expecting a loud corridor full of electric guitars and stereos.

Then, as I got near my room, there was a chap two doors down playing cool Scottish music on his accordian. I actually remember thinking to myself "i dont care how loud or what time of day he plays that instrument, because it is so nice to listen to".

(incidentally, we had 2 electric guitarists, an acoustic player, a singer, and an accordian player in our corridor!).
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 01:07 PM

Hey guys,

Monica is not JUST an accordion player.

She is an ELECTRIC accordion player!

Oh, and the accordion is electric too. \:D
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 01:12 PM

That's right; Euan's assessment of his dormmate might have been very different had that been AMPLIFIED Scottish music... \:D
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/12/06 01:15 PM

Hey, Weird Al plays accordian, so it must be a rightuous instrument. \:\)
Posted by: mmmmaestro007

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/13/06 09:25 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by dk21208:
Here is one of me playing at a Christmas Eve service... Sort of.

[/b]
you have a kind face!

rrrrrrrrruffff \:D
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/13/06 11:33 PM

accordEon
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/15/06 05:04 PM

here is my favorite audience always smiling even when i mess up... what a postive influence:)
Posted by: tenuki

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/15/06 05:12 PM

hahaha, I thought before I read the caption that was your pic funburger! btw, piano come yet?
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/15/06 05:23 PM

no the piano hasnt come yet, although the digital i ordered will be in on weds:) sometime next week the grand should be here. just waiting on the movers to come to my area.....it was much cheaper to wait trust me on that one:) so now i am thinking about the money i saved by taking a slow shipping method and waiting waiting and waiting.....fun fun fun...they come out my way at least every three weeks....
and no thats not me in the pic, just a cute doll i picked up today---he just fits perfect next to me:)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/15/06 07:28 PM

Hey Funburger.

You're little toy man looks like he's from an antique show. Good for you to rescue him and give him another shot at life - otherwise someone who may not "appreciate" such a find, would dump him in the trash.

Good going, Funburger! You saved his little soul!
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/15/06 08:00 PM

i for one think its the coolest little doll i have ever seen.....the lady was so glad when i bought it.....i said its unique so i had to have him, besides he was smiling at me. i put him in my arms and in the passenger seat and off we were such a wonderful couple:)
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/15/06 08:16 PM

He looks like he is about to blurt out: E=mc2!!!!
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/15/06 08:23 PM

cc2, yes he does:) also i love your unchosen recital pieces, they were beautiful!!!
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/15/06 08:33 PM

Wow, Funburger, thanks so much. The greatest thing about playing music, for me, is to be able to non-verbally communicate to someone else what I am feeling at that moment. What better instrument to do that on than the piano? Glad you liked them.
Happy Holiday.
Dan
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/15/06 09:29 PM

Dan, you did an excellent job of that!!! its like the piano is the voice of your soul. thats how i feel when i play to, but my soulful voice isnt as well accomplished as yours!!!
Posted by: ebene

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/16/06 10:03 PM

This is my (or my Mother's, rather) Kawai 508 with a mahagony finish:





and here is me about two weeks or so ago:


(hawaian punch, my friend only had wine glasses to drink out of :p )
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/16/06 10:36 PM

Hi ebene:

Very nice piano pix. (Dont' spill no punch on the keys - your mother will have a fit! (being a mom - I know I would! :rolleyes: )
Posted by: ebene

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/16/06 10:41 PM

Thanks!

Sadly, on the top there are two hair line scratches from our cat, and on the key cover there's a knick. Out cat liked to climb on top of it and one time he tried to get down but scratched it, and knocked off a picture which caused the knick.

Needless to say, we got his claws removed, and nothing can be back on top of the piano. :-p
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/16/06 10:46 PM

How's the poor cat? LOL
Posted by: ebene

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/16/06 10:47 PM

Fat and happy \:\)

He liked to get ontop of it because it was infront of a large window looking out upon our street, so we moved the couch there and the piano elsewhere.

There was no use in punishing me, because we were at work/school when it happened.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/16/06 10:54 PM

I'm glad it all worked out! \:\)


BUMP!
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/19/06 06:19 PM

This is the Hamilton, loaded and ready to "roll"!

Posted by: Roger Ransom

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/20/06 09:01 PM

I never really considered posting a picture of myself here (or anywhere else for that matter) but I am considering a picture of my old Yamaha and keyboard setup with maybe my Shihtzu on the bench if he'll hold still long enough. I'll talk it over with him.

You people are intimidatingly good looking.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/20/06 09:04 PM

We go nuts over small fuzzy animals, Roger, so post away. \:\)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/20/06 10:54 PM

OT, thats a real player piano is'nt it?, what do the pedals do?
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/21/06 01:50 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
OT, thats a real player piano is'nt it?, what do the pedals do? [/b]
:D

Yup, a real, ORIGINAL(right down to the 84 year-old rubberized cloth) player piano. Those pedals, when pumped vigorously and rapidly(resulting in acute aerobic stress), produce halting, incomplete music(due to a few scattered pneumatics, one of which is missing completely, which are so stiff and/or leaky they no longer compress, resulting in unplayed notes).

In English: The player action has never been rebuilt. As a result, it has numerous air leaks, plus one pneumatic got torn off the stack. We got it when I was in high school, and at the time I replaced the tracker bar tubing with aquarium air tubing, and it played reasonably well for quite a few years. It is in dire need of player action rebuilding, and it will happen, but fortunately the regular piano action, strings, pinblock, etc, are in superb condition, so it functions quite well as a piano.

Our daughter is now 20 months old, and is enchanted by it, especially the player, so we will definitely commence rebuilding soon.

Incidentally, Mr. S.H., are you a native desert rat? I was born and raised in Avondale, and this piano was bought in Scottsdale from a private party back in the mid 70's.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/21/06 02:06 AM

Here's an enlargement of my avatar. It's me(on the left) singing in the San Diego Opera's 2000 production of Lohengrin, along with some of the boys.

You may recognize them....



\:D
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/21/06 05:21 AM

Michael Palin standing center, John Cleese far right... You meant Monty Python and the Holy Grail, didn't you???
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/21/06 05:30 AM

I'll have to watch the movie again 'cos I can't remember seeing you last time I watched...
http://www.pythonline.com/video/python_lego_low.mov
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/21/06 11:58 AM

No OT, I grew up in Connecticut, but I have been here in AZ since 1984 when I came here to dive for ASU. I have been here ever since.

That was a really kewl story on the player piano, they kind of fascinate me!
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/21/06 06:11 PM

Hi. Mr S-H, after 30 years they still fascinate me. I completely understand.

Hi Pianoga, I have the special edition DVD of MPSFTHG that has the "Lego version" - \:D .
Okay, I'll come clean. I'm on the left, and it really was a photo of me from Lohengrin, but a friend photoshopped me into the MP photo. I thought he did a bang-up job, right down to pulling my photo out of focus to match the blur in the MP photo. It almost looks like Eric Idle is reacting to something I said.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/21/06 07:50 PM

Hi OperaTenor:

I think you're cool. You sing - and that's cool.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/21/06 08:23 PM

Hi Sharon,

\:o

I'm verklempt! You're too kind. \:\)

I love to sing, and feel quite fortunate to be good enough to get paid for it. I can't describe how much fun it is to be on stage in front of a full house.

Wait'll you get to know me, then your opinion will change!

Jim "Dork" B.

\:D



PS. I like your quote, Sharon. Pavarotti's my fav!
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/06 02:41 AM

More pics of the clan at the OT household:

My feathered companion of almost 20 years:


He's a "harlequin" macaw I got when he was 8 months old. He thinks I'm his daddy.

My motorcycle:


My lovely wife and daughter(that's not the best photo of my wife - she's gorgeous!):


Another photo of our daughter:


Here's me with some of the guys from Lohengrin for real:
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/06 05:44 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by OperaTenor:
Hi. Mr S-H, after 30 years they still fascinate me. I completely understand.

Hi Pianoga, I have the special edition DVD of MPSFTHG that has the "Lego version" - \:D .
Okay, I'll come clean. I'm on the left, and it really was a photo of me from Lohengrin, but a friend photoshopped me into the MP photo. I thought he did a bang-up job, right down to pulling my photo out of focus to match the blur in the MP photo. It almost looks like Eric Idle is reacting to something I said. [/b]
Amazing paste job! I had just found the lego version on the internet just before you posted, that was weird, and I found some other pictures of you on the internet and was gobsmacked! I couldn't figure if it was just your face that was photoshopped. That Lego version is just one more reason fro me to get that dvd!
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/06 06:27 AM

PS: Is the beard an "Homage" to Chapman?
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/06 10:23 AM

OperaTenor, your daughter is precious beyond words, and your wife is indeed beautiful, even under the circumstances of the photo. NO woman can expect to look drop-dead gogeous climbing out a plane, presumably after a plane trip while holding a baby on one's lap.

(Just writing that is bringing back terrible memories of changing diapers on tray tables and singing multiple rounds of "BINGO" in a futile attempt to entertain said baby and keep him from kicking the seat in front of him.)

pianoga, "gobsmacked" is my all time favorite british expression and one I truly wish we Yanks would borrow. \:\)
Posted by: Bob Muir

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/06 11:19 AM

Yeah Monica, it sure beats "pants". \:\)

Feel free to borrow other Britishisms too. You can spout them off the next time you get p!ssed while sucking some fags*. \:D

ebene, your hairstyle just brought back some 1970's flashbacks to me.

That's a SWEET bike you have there Jim and a georgous bird! Oh, and the macaw's kinda cute too. ;\)

*refers to getting drunk while smoking cigarettes.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/06 11:29 AM

Yikes - what kind of language this morning..... like it.

OT - cool pics....very cool pics. ;\)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/06 11:35 AM

OperaTenor- Great pics! Love Holy Grail- will have to look for you next time we watch! LOL

And such a sweet family! Your daughter is beautiful- as is your wife. Monica is right- climbing out of a plane, with or without baby!- is just not the best time for a picture! lol And a cool parrot and bike, too!
Posted by: Hobie

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/06 12:04 PM

OT
That was a tour of the plane, wasn't it?

Unless you are privileged enough to know someone who owns a vintage air force plane that still flies!
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/06 12:22 PM

Hi All,

You're all too kind. \:o

Pianoga, "gobsmacked" - one of my favorites. As for the beard, I used to have one all the time, however, I wish I'd thought of honoring Graham.

Monica, Hobie, it actually wasn't a plane ride(although, for a mere $395, I could have had a 45 minute ride in it), but my first close up inspection of a B-17G. I really dig WWII planes.

The rest - thank you for the compliments. I'm truly fortunate to have my family.

BTW, this is the original photo of me used to paste into the MP photo:
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/19/06 03:02 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Shortcircuit85:
 Quote:
How are you guys posting pics? When I look at the reply form there isn't something that says "attach files" so how do I post with a picture?
Hobie, you need to upload the file to a host if you don't have it online already.

To upload a photo[/b]
Try this... goto an image hosting site like the one below. http://www.imageshack.us

1. Click browse and select your file,
2. If the image is really big, check the box next to the upload button that says resize and select the "resize to 640x480 (message board)" size.
3. Click "host it" and wait for it to upload
4. When it's done, it will show you several different links to your image. It will look like the screen shown below. Just select the "Direct link to image" link and copy it (right click and select copy).



5. Goto the forums and select full reply form.
6. Press the "IMAGE" button shown next to all the smiley faces. A window will pop up asking for the link.
7. Paste in the link you copied (Right click and paste).
8. Preview your post to make sure the picture worked.

That's all there is to it. This link should work for 30 days after the last person views it. I should add, if you don't register with them, you won't be able to get back to the page with links. If you lose the link and close the window you will have to re-upload the file and get a new link. [/b]
Bump -
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/19/06 03:17 PM

But if I have a picture that's in a file with other pictures, how do I just choose one?
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/19/06 05:09 PM

Mark, You have to give us a little more information to help you out...

Are you talking about several images that are combined (mosaic like) to make one image and you want to take just one out?

Are you talking about a slideshow of some form and you want to take one image out?
Posted by: keyboard samurai

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/19/06 06:17 PM

Okay, interesting to see peoples pics.

here, I am taking a break from playing...

(actually there is an old yellow keyed upright stashed awaay in the back room of this summer camp in upstate NY - my sword teacher is a pretty good piano player)
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/19/06 06:24 PM

Very cool, looks dangerous though!
Posted by: keyboard samurai

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/19/06 06:59 PM

I wasn't there but some years ago, a person in California was demonstrating at an Japan festival and after demonstrating some quick moves sheathed his sword.

A couple of fingers on his left hand fell off.
They were quickly retrieved and he was taken to the emergency room to have them reattached.

This story may be apocryphal, but I tell it to my students anyway to remind them to slow slow down and be precise and accurate in their movements. \:\)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/19/06 07:20 PM

Ooooooh, I love sharp pointy things! \:D Tho I'm really more of a braodsword girl, myself.
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/19/06 10:46 PM

I finally figured it out. These computers can be so challenging.



As you can see, I was really going for the glamour angle. :rolleyes:
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/19/06 11:25 PM

Hey, Mark's pic is up! Glad you got something to work Mark. Thanks for sharing. It's alot better having face with the name.


 Quote:

Originally posted by Irish Mak

Ooooooh, I love sharp pointy things! [Big Grin] Tho I'm really more of a braodsword girl, myself.
Broadsword? Do you go all out with the Blue paint on your face and the Scottish Flag? \:\)
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/20/06 02:17 AM

Here's a photo for Copper's yearbook:

Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/24/06 04:38 PM

bump
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/24/06 04:40 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:

As you can see, I was really going for the glamour angle. :rolleyes: [/b]
Glamour, schlamour. What women REALLY flip for is a guy who's not afraid to do the dishes. ;\)
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/24/06 04:51 PM

Let me assure you, though, that while I was in the kitchen, I was neither barefoot nor pregnant.

And what's with my spelling of "glamour?" I use "spot on" a couple of times and suddenly think I'm British?
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/24/06 05:02 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Shortcircuit85:
 Quote:

Originally posted by Irish Mak

Ooooooh, I love sharp pointy things! [Big Grin] Tho I'm really more of a braodsword girl, myself.
Broadsword? Do you go all out with the Blue paint on your face and the Scottish Flag? \:\) [/b]
Sorry- just catching up to this one... No, the blue paint clashes with the red hair and it's IRISH[/b]Mak, thank you! (Tho I have nothing against you Scots, Euan!)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/24/06 05:04 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:

As you can see, I was really going for the glamour angle. :rolleyes: [/b]
Glamour, schlamour. What women REALLY flip for is a guy who's not afraid to do the dishes. ;\) [/b]
And does ALL the cooking!!! \:D
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/24/06 05:52 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:

As you can see, I was really going for the glamour angle. :rolleyes: [/b]
Glamour, schlamour. What women REALLY flip for is a guy who's not afraid to do the dishes. ;\) [/b]
does that include loading and unloading?? \:D



All you golfers...a Red Wing Golf outing and sponsered by OUTBACK STEAK HOUSE
Posted by: keyboard samurai

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/24/06 07:20 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by IrishMak:
Ooooooh, I love sharp pointy things! \:D Tho I'm really more of a braodsword girl, myself. [/b]
Hey, just because my sword curves doesn't me I am not in to broadsword girls ! \:D




Okay, it's obviously time for me to go get my piano fix for the day !!!!
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/24/06 08:25 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by keyboard samurai:
 Quote:
Originally posted by IrishMak:
Ooooooh, I love sharp pointy things! \:D Tho I'm really more of a braodsword girl, myself. [/b]
Hey, just because my sword curves doesn't me I am not in to broadsword girls ! \:D
[/b]
LOL! Hey, I just like to slash and dash! And win... ;\)
Posted by: Frank_W

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/25/06 08:21 AM

Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/26/06 05:09 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Frank_W:
hot. ;\) I need to elaborate. You look like "frickin" Patrick Swayze in this pic. Nice.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/26/06 05:12 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:


Hot. ;\) I really like a man who knows his
way around the kitchen. ;\)
But perhaps we can change those kitchen curtains... \:D

Sharon - running fast... real fast....yikes.
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/26/06 05:28 PM

Yes, it was quite hot in the kitchen. Oh, you mean me? :3hearts:

Mrs. B agreed about those curtains and actually changed them several months ago.

People used to tell me that I look like "frickin" Jerry Seinfeld. I think Frank W got the better comparison.
Posted by: Frank_W

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/26/06 06:00 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
hot. ;\) I need to elaborate. You look like "frickin" Patrick Swayze in this pic. Nice. [/b]
Ha ha... Thank you! \:D *blush*
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/26/06 07:36 PM

I think you're both cute/handsome individuals who have a lot to offer.

Peace \:D
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/19/06 10:58 PM

Bump

Just to keep it alive
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/20/06 10:01 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Shortcircuit85:
Bump

Just to keep it alive
Bump.

Good idea! \:D
Posted by: Peyton

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/20/06 10:33 AM

Here I am no doubt just whirrling through some difficult Liszt passage. (not)

Posted by: Frank_W

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/20/06 06:13 PM

Nice photo, Peyton! (Nice piano and guitar, too!)
Posted by: PerformingYak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/20/06 09:51 PM

Darn, still gotta post a photo..... gotta find a respectable photo first :rolleyes:
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/20/06 09:53 PM

No excuses, Yak! We want your picture.

Peyton, in addition to your piano, I was admiring your windows. I love that wood finish (is it cedar?) and the wooden thingy across the top, whatever it's called.
Posted by: Ishmael

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/21/06 05:10 AM

This is me about one year ago:

Posted by: Ishmael

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/21/06 05:11 AM

This is from about 3 months ago:

Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/21/06 05:38 AM

Ishmael,
you look like Demis Roussos, you know ?
Luigi
Posted by: CindyB - Musicmaker

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/21/06 08:32 AM



hope this works - I've never put a picture into a forum
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/21/06 08:35 AM

Picture worked great, CindyB, and what a sweetie-pie of a dog.

Ishmael, I gotta say that I like you better with short hair. ;\) And you've got great brooding eyes.
Posted by: Ishmael

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/21/06 11:28 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Picture worked great, CindyB, and what a sweetie-pie of a dog.

Ishmael, I gotta say that I like you better with short hair. ;\) And you've got great brooding eyes. [/b]
That's what my girlfriend thinks, too. \:\) Short hair is much easier to maintain anyway as it is obvious in the first photo.

BTW, I gained some weight. "Some" being 33 pounds (15 kilos). That's why the photos I posted are the old ones:).
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/21/06 12:07 PM

Ishmael- I gotta agree with Monica! Beautiful eyes!

CindyB- Great picture! Cute dog, and is that a quilt? If so, did you make it?
Posted by: CindyB - Musicmaker

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/22/06 09:04 AM

Thanks, Mak. Yes, it's a quilt that I'm wrapped up in. My 2nd great passion in life is quilting, and I'm constantly working on one. The quilt in the qicture is not one of mine, though... it is what the quilting world calls a "hug quilt". When my Dad died last fall, quilting friends from all over the world (thanks to the internet I HAVE friends all over the world) contributed blocks using music and batik fabrics. Each block is personally signed, and a dear friend of mine assembled the blocks, and a different friend then layered the backing, batting, and top and quilted it. When I'm down, I just wrap up in my hug quilt and feel hugged. ( :
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/22/06 10:12 AM

Am I the only one who thinks that CindyB and IrishMak look a lot alike? Are they the same person?
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/22/06 10:25 AM

Nah, we CAN'T be the same person! I can't quilt my way out of a bag of batting! (Now, my Mom and Grandma could....)

Cindy- that is a wonderful story behind that quilt! Friends are wonderful, and it is so amazing that we can have so many from all over thanks to this electronic world. I am sure that quilt can't help but make you feel better!
Posted by: CindyB - Musicmaker

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 01:06 PM

Mak - we do kinda look like each other. Do you call yourself IrishMak because you're Irish in heritage? My great great greats were married in Cornell Ireland. (I think that's where my Mom said)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 01:38 PM

Yes, I am Irish on my Daddy's side. The families go back to County Mayo. So, if I can't get just "Mak" (my initials, btw) on a board, I go for the Irish! lol
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 02:43 PM

Oh... talking about hair styles... I need to know if I should change mine.

Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 02:54 PM

Okay, Alvaro, your question set me back wading through this thread to find your other pictures. I think you should let your hair grow out just a little, sort of more like the length and style it was in the first picture you posted for us. (Which, for the rest of you, was on p. 8 of the thread.)

Not too long, because you don't want anything to detract from your gorgeous eyes. \:\)
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 03:27 PM

Peyton- your eyes are absolutely stunning. What blue eyes!

Ishmael- great choice on the hair cut! You and your gf are a fantastic looking pair.

CindyB- I love love love love LURVE curls! You're very beautiful in a classic way. may i ask if your curls are natural? If they are please lie to me. I will kill to have natural curls LIKE THAT.

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Okay, Alvaro, your question set me back wading through this thread to find your other pictures. I think you should let your hair grow out just a little, sort of more like the length and style it was in the first picture you posted for us. (Which, for the rest of you, was on p. 8 of the thread.)

Not too long, because you don't want anything to detract from your gorgeous eyes. \:\) [/b]
no no! Monika.. the shorter the better!! Guys can never have hair too short unless bald. I happen to have a fetish for guys with really, really, short hair. Oh dont worry Alvaro, im not a creepy teenage girl i promise. You're very cute.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 03:59 PM

Considering that skeletony is much closer to your target age range than I am, you should probably go with her advice, Alvaro. ;\)
Posted by: kokomo61

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 04:02 PM

After 24 pages, I'll finally get around to posting mine....

Here's me and my daughter Lauren @ a Valentine's day dance...



Here's me desparately trying to keep from crashing into spectators...



My wife Sarah and our son Jamie at Yosemite NP




Jamie and Lauren in San Francisco



Molly and Polly as kittens



And Polly as a (plus-size) cat...



Molly goes fishing for tadpoles....

Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 04:12 PM

Beautiful children, kokomo61, and lovely wife. You are truly blessed.

p.s. Our cat uses the guppy bowl as a water bowl.
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 04:30 PM

Kokomo, you have a really nice family.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 05:22 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by kokomo61:
After 24 pages, I'll finally get around to posting mine....

Here's me and my daughter Lauren @ a Valentine's day dance...

Yup - that's you all right. You look great. Wonderful pictures. Darling children. Ultra cool car.... and really far out catz ;\) .

Very, very nice, Dave.
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 05:24 PM

Thanks for sharing the pictures Kokomo, You do have a nice family.

BTW, nice Zoom Zoom pic. \:\) I went to the last one in Boston and had a blast.
Posted by: kokomo61

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 05:45 PM

 Quote:
BTW, nice Zoom Zoom pic. I went to the last one in Boston and had a blast.
I did too - driving the Miata was the most fun - were you able to do the one with the golf balls?

/Note to those who haven't been to ZoomZoom Live - you had to drive a Mazda Miata around a race course under a certain time...with 3 golf balls in a bowl on the hood of the car. You had to finish with all 3 balls still in the bowl to do it right...AND finish under a particular time.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 05:53 PM

Very cool, kokomo! \:D
Posted by: geek in the pink

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 07:40 PM

Road racing the MX-5, awesome!
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 10:12 PM

 Quote:
did too - driving the Miata was the most fun - were you able to do the one with the golf balls?
By far, doing the time trial with the Miata was the best; however, because I was the 10th one in line for the event, the in-car instructor let me take the RX-8 around the practice track 4 times. That was very enjoyable as well.

The golfball event drove me nuts. I went for all out speed on the first lap and dropped my first ball half-way through. The second attempt, I made it all the way around without dropping any, but my time was about 4 seconds past the target time. My friend, a car enthusiast, who has actual race experience, got around on his second attempt and only missed by a fraction of a second. He won a nice prize for the feat.
Posted by: kokomo61

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 11:21 PM

I made it on my third attempt with all balls intact (so to speak). It was by far the hardest event of the day. The predicted time course was interesting - I drove one of the Mazda5 "mini" vans just to get a chance to drive one...I got within .3 of the time, but then the friend I went with got within .003....so I didn't do as well as I thought.

The RX-8's were fun, but after losing my brakes at Summit Point Raceway, and a serious motorcycle accident, I've lost a little of my taste for 10/10 driving.... I had more fun with the MX-5.

I also went to the GM Auto Show in Motion, and got to drive LOTS of different cars, including the C6 Corvette, CTS-V, Hummer H2, Pontiac GTO, Acura TL, BMW 3 and 5 series, etc...Out of all the cars there, the most fun to drive were the standard CTS and the BMW 325...they had the best balance of all the cars there...although it was hard not to like the 400HP GTO.
Posted by: apple*

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/25/06 11:38 PM

lovely smiles you all have
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/26/06 08:22 AM

Hi kokomo

Loved the piccies...especially the racing ones...that looks like fun \:D

I'm inspired to post a couple more myself

heres young Sebby he's 20 months old and he is definitely gonna be following in daddy's footsteps real soon \:\)


and here he is (on fire duty) pointing out a fire:-


regards


Lee \:\)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/26/06 09:26 AM

Wow, Lee, Little Sebby is just gorgeous!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/26/06 09:44 AM

My husband will be unhappy with you for posting pictures of adorable toddlers, Seaside Lee; it gives me too many new baby urges. \:D
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/26/06 09:45 AM

Thanks Alvaro \:D

But, hes a little monkey!

Don't worry though, he's only on fire duty a few hours a day ;\)


regards


Lee \:\)

Edit: ooops sorry Monica, apologise to hubby for me .. just to point out, yes cute he may be? however, on the go 24/7 he is too!!! (just the thought of that should be enough to calm any broodiness ;\) )
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/26/06 10:50 AM

kokomo61- Beautiful family! And cute kitties- I love torties!

Lee- Awww, he's so cute! That far, I agree with Monica, however, seeing pics of cute todders gives me NO baby urges!!! LOL
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/26/06 12:26 PM

Hi Mak \:\)

With all your recent worries and stress I can fully understand...yikes!

Still, they are a lot of fun at this age, just a little tiring at times.


regards


Lee \:\)
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/26/06 01:10 PM

He looks more excited about being a fireman than a pianist!

Adorable pics!
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 05:13 AM

Awww! Such adorable family pictures! Gah! You guys have inspired me to post my own! I've been somewhat hesitant before, but now with all you proud parents showing off your cute little tots, how can another mother resist? \:D OK here goes...
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 05:49 AM

Halloween. A wicked witch and a not-too-eager bumblebee.



He'd much rather be a fish. He simply demands to swim everyday!



His older brother is tickled that he can play his piano book upside down.



Vacationing on our yacht...oops, raft. The little one's about to jump into the water again.



And the obligatory thumbnail photo for Copper's class yearbook.

Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 06:10 AM

Hi dvdiva

What beautiful pictures of an adorable family...looks like fun on that raft

I also think learning to read the music upside down could be a useful skill to have \:\)


thanks for sharing


Lee \:\)
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 06:14 AM

Hi rocky \:D

 Quote:
He looks more excited about being a fireman than a pianist!
You know what?...I think you are right (then again who wouldn't be? )

However, seeing as the picture at the piano was when he'd had enough ;\) maybe this'll do him more justice LOL \:\)




Lee \:\)
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 08:38 AM

Lee, now that's better.....kind of looks like me when I am at my keyboard!!! \:\)

dvdiva....great pics! thanks for sharing!!
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 09:08 AM

Thanks rocky and Lee! Yup the raft's fun and a bit of a riot! Hard to keep it balanced when the kids start jumping around! :p
Posted by: LuigiV

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 10:14 AM

Hi dvdiva,
very nice family and look very happy too.
Thanks for sharing, more pics needed (playing the piano !!)
Ciao
Luigi
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 11:02 AM

Lovely family, dvdiva!
Posted by: dvdiva

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 11:09 AM

Thank you IrishMak!

Grazie mille Luigi! Il nome del mio fratello e anche Luigi. My parents liked the name after visiting Italy and seeing molto bello bambini! Ciao!
Posted by: Shortcircuit85

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/27/06 01:24 PM

Yes, there are alot of fortunate families on these forums. Thanks for sharing the pictures everyone!

 Quote:
I made it on my third attempt with all balls intact (so to speak). It was by far the hardest event of the day. The predicted time course was interesting - I drove one of the Mazda5 "mini" vans just to get a chance to drive one...I got within .3 of the time, but then the friend I went with got within .003....so I didn't do as well as I thought.

The RX-8's were fun, but after losing my brakes at Summit Point Raceway, and a serious motorcycle accident, I've lost a little of my taste for 10/10 driving.... I had more fun with the MX-5.

I also went to the GM Auto Show in Motion, and got to drive LOTS of different cars, including the C6 Corvette, CTS-V, Hummer H2, Pontiac GTO, Acura TL, BMW 3 and 5 series, etc...Out of all the cars there, the most fun to drive were the standard CTS and the BMW 325...they had the best balance of all the cars there...although it was hard not to like the 400HP GTO.
Kokomo, Sounds like you've had plenty of fun as well as not so fun driving experiences. I've got some catching up do.

The matched time event was the most odd one to me. I didn't really get the point of trying to match rather than beat a time. Despite that, I spent about 6 hours at that event. After everything else was done, my friend and I came back to that event and spent the rest of the day driving. I loved driving the "5" (Minivan) just as much as the "6". For a minivan, it had good handling and great pickup. I probably took the 5 around the track about 8-9 times, and by the end, I was pulling 2-3 seconds under the target time. In the "6", I was getting about 5-6 under the target time. It was about as much fun as you're ever going to have in a stock family car!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/28/06 02:46 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Seaside_Lee:
heres young Sebby he's 20 months old and he is definitely gonna be following in daddy's footsteps real soon \:\)

Lee - he's growing by leaps and bounds. What a darling. Thank you for sharing these photos.

Just darling.
Peace.
Posted by: kathyk

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/28/06 04:28 PM

Koko, being more out than in lately, I thought you were a femme - not only was I wrong, but you're a car-racing macho guy. Cool pics. Your daughter is adorable.

Lee your son is delectable - what a cutie-pie.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/06 10:05 PM

Time for a new pic of me....just for heck of it! \:D


Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/06 10:26 PM

Nice pic Sharon, you look somewhat like Meredith Vieira !
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/06 10:32 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Nice pic Sharon, you look somewhat like Meredith Vieira !
From Google:
Meredith Vieira is currently moderator of The View ...

That, Mr. S-H, is a wonderful compliment. You made my birthday. I'm all smiley now. \:D
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/06 11:06 PM

Birthday??? Today??
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/06 11:10 PM

Tomorrow (the 6th). She's starting the celebrating early. \:\)
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 10:46 AM

kokomo--In the picture of you and your daughter, you look like Cal Ripken.

Sharon--Great picture!

The Diva family is just cute as a button!

Lee--Have you started your son on PianoMagic for Juniors?
Posted by: kokomo61

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 11:39 AM

 Quote:
kokomo--In the picture of you and your daughter, you look like Cal Ripken
Last year, I was going through a drive through near BWI airport, and when I pulled up to the window, the person looked extremely surprised. I didn't know why, until I remembered that I was wearing a Baltimore Orioles hat....she thought that I WAS him...
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 12:04 PM

Sharon....thanks for sharing another great pic!!
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 01:22 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
Time for a new pic of me....just for heck of it! \:D


[/b]
Damn... you do know you're gorgeous as hell dont you? Sharon makes me wanna turn lesbian. You remind me of this host of the House make over show. Her name is Debbis Travis.
debbie travis
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 03:02 PM

"Sharon makes me wanna turn lesbian."

Change "Sharon" to "You" and this is what I heard from the women I dated.
Posted by: AnnaMatthew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 03:12 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
"Sharon makes me wanna turn lesbian."

Change "Sharon" to "You" and this is what I heard from the women I dated. [/b]
HAHAHHAHA this is like the funniest thing i heard all day. I do hope you're not a male... but it seemingly isnt so! No, seriously, you get that all the time?
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 03:17 PM

No, I don't hear that line anymore. My wife prefers that I don't date other women.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 03:26 PM

Skeletony, that is sooooo sweet of you. Thank you. I personally think Debbie Travis is ultra hot.... she's one gorgeous Brit, she is.

Mark - You're a great guy... and that's all I'll say... surely women in the past must have been pulling your - 'erm - leg. ;\)
Posted by: GemGenesys

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 09:21 PM

















that's a built-in subwoofer lurking under there





Bournemouth: UK - where I live
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 09:29 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by GemGenesys:



Bournemouth: UK - where I live
Cool keyboard.... but this picture is stunning.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/06 10:49 PM

GemGenesys, I had the opposite reaction of Sharon. I thought to myself, okay, nice beach, but THAT KEYBOARD IS STUNNING!! I figured out that it was a Gem Genesys (I'm so smart ). Is that part of the PRP line? Is it user-friendly to figure out how to use all those controls? How does the touch compare to an acoustic? I'm in the market for a digital this summer, and I was leaning toward a regular digital piano rather than keyboard, simply for the aesthetics of it, but your picture has me drooling.
Posted by: ignorant kid

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 12:28 AM

Hey guys, I'm Carl and I normally post on the pianist forum...

Me and Van Cliburn:



At a recital/competition
Posted by: Elssa

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 01:00 AM

Testing Imageshack...
Posted by: dannylux

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 01:03 AM

Carl, what a great picture with Cliburn!

The man is a real legend, you know. His Tchaikovsky 1st and Rachmaninoff 3rd recordings are treasures.

But he seems to be morphing into Bela Lugosi (Count Dracula) as he ages.

It's probably not wise to expose your neck like that.

Notice also that there are no mirrors, crucifixes, or garlic in sight.

What's the piece you're playing in the 2nd picture?

It looks like double octaves.

Mel
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 07:59 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
GemGenesys, I had the opposite reaction of Sharon. I thought to myself, okay, nice beach, but THAT KEYBOARD IS STUNNING!! I figured out that it was a Gem Genesys (I'm so smart ).
Okay... Uncle. Humpft. That's because you just came back from vacation and had your fill of beaches. I guess the GemGenesys is quite impressive.... okay... very impressive. \:D
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 08:17 AM

Hey Carl....great pics!!!
Posted by: GemGenesys

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 09:39 AM

Thanks for complementing my baby - when I first got her I was intimidated by the shear presence of the animal, and had initially contemplated selling it, and getting a digital piano myself.

However, it was partly the feel OF[/b] the keys, which helped sway my decision to keep it.
It has a weighted, pro-action keyboard, which not only feels like, but rivals some, digi-pianos.
It only has 61 keys, but it’s available in 88-note digital piano, and digital-Grand versions.

Then there's the build / sound quality.
Made in Italy & constructed mostly from metal!, It has an amazingly professional finish.

The piano sound is extremely impressive, and as good as I’ve heard on a digi (but I’m no expert in this department)
i.e. it is subtly ‘panned’ to represent playing on an acoustic – so the lower notes are slightly panned to the left, high notes to the right.
The other sounds, especially the strings & the brass ARE the best that I’ve ever heard on any keyboard, and the auto-accompaniment styles are equally impressive.

The speaker system is phenomenal and will rival your home hi-fi – obviously the best speaker system available on any keyboard / piano – which is ideal, since the Genesys has a CD-RW & hard drive which can playback / record audio-cd’s & mp3’s -great for using backing track cd’s.

The 8 sliders are awesome, and have various functions, like volume for sounds, accompaniments, CD player – or act as a mixer for multi-track midi-file levels.

There is microphone / line input – with vocal harmonizer, score / lyric display – with TV output. And of course you can record your voice, or instrument, with your playing, then burn an audio cd, or mp3 as a data cd.
There is also sampling capabilities.

Overall, the Gem Genesys is probably the most complete keyboard workstation available – and the high-quality construction makes it irresistible to use.

Watch the videos here
http://www.generalmusic.us/Media/genesyslg.wmv

http://www.generalmusic.us/Media/GenesysSeriesVideoDemoVHS.wmv


Manufactures page
http://www.generalmusic.us/genesyslm.htm






Just another pic’y from Bournemouth – this one looking in the opposite direction, towards the Isle of Weight

p.s. I agree, Sharon (if I may be so bold, in calling you by your fist name) is quite attractive
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 09:53 AM

Thanks, GemGenesys, for the detailed review. There is a GEM dealer in Louisville, so I think I'll make a road trip sometime this summer and check them out.

Carl, what a fantastic opportunity to get to talk with Van Cliburn and get your photo taken with him! If that were me I'd have an 10 x 14 glossy made of that print and hung in my office!
Posted by: ignorant kid

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 05:16 PM

"What's the piece you're playing in the 2nd picture?"

I was playing Prelude in C# Minor by Rachmaninoff. I really like that picture, because it's an "action" picture and it shows lots of intensity.

"Carl, what a fantastic opportunity to get to talk with Van Cliburn and get your photo taken with him! If that were me I'd have an 10 x 14 glossy made of that print and hung in my office!"

I had to crash the backstage party to meet him... I somehow got past the guard at the door into the private backstage party with all of the richest and most important people in the area. It was catered and everything... Shrimp, cheese and crackers, wine sitting out...(I had coke, honestly...)

Cliburn was very nice and he was talking about how he got really sick of practicing when he was 11 or 12. I did get 3 pictures with him, but that was the best of them. I probably will get it enlarged and frame it.

Oh, I saw the rehearsal the day before, and I got a 2nd row seat for the concert at half price, RIGHT in front of the piano :p

It was quite an experience. \:D
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 05:46 PM

GemGenesys- all I can say is: *drool* I have a bad case of keyboard envy right now. Oh, man, that is one sweet board!

Carl- A chance to meet Van Cliburn? I'd have crashed the party, too!! Lucky you! And, yes, I agree- get that photo framed.
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/06 06:06 PM

Very nice pic, Gem.
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/08/06 08:54 PM

High school graduation... (Last year)



More pics soon!
Posted by: PerformingYak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/27/06 11:17 PM

bump.... but only coz I still can't find a picture of me and keep forgetting to post one and even then I can never find this topic!
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/18/06 07:00 AM

bump...been awhile and we have some newer members that might like to contribute.
Posted by: caperflutist

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/18/06 09:41 PM

Posted by: Par

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/19/06 02:11 AM

Me:


My best bud:
[img]http://pics.livejournal.com/vivycakes/pic/0001b8q8[/img]
Posted by: Frank_W

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 08:57 PM

Recent pic, taken a couple weeks ago, after completing my Nitrox certification dives at Vortex Spring in Ponce de Leon, Florida. \:\)

Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 09:03 PM

Is Nitrox the same thing as nitrous oxide? From the smile on your face, I'm guessing "yes." \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 09:19 PM

Nice pic Frank.... Ultra cool! \:D
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 09:24 PM

*poof*
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 09:25 PM

*poof*
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 09:25 PM

*poof*
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 09:29 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
huh? [/b]
laughing gas, sharon. ;\)
Posted by: Copper

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 09:29 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
double. [/b]
What's the message you're sending with your left hand?
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 09:32 PM

*poof*

Why did you delete your stuff, Sharon?

Because it was stupid and wasn't edifying IMO.

Oh. Okay, then. Have a good day.

Thanks. Ditto! \:\)
Posted by: Frank_W

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/20/06 09:54 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Is Nitrox the same thing as nitrous oxide? From the smile on your face, I'm guessing "yes." \:D [/b]
Hahaha... No. Nitrox is a higher ratio/percentage of oxygen to nitrogen, which means that there is a greatly reduced decompression obligation, a reduced chance of decompression sickness (The Bends), and longer amounts of time that one is able to stay down. I'm smiling because I had two of the BEST dives, and passed my course and certification with flying colors! \:\)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/22/06 07:05 PM

Hey Frank:

Florida = lots-o-sharks!!. I did lots of diving in many diferent places (although mostly in cozumel and La Paz).

Have you looked into a rebreather?, they are still expensive, but have come down a ton in price over the last 5 years.

In La Paz Mexico, you can go diving with the schooling hammerheads (scalloped), but they are at about 90 feet deep which limits your bottom time to around 10 minutes (for the stops on the way up). I've always wanted to use a rebreather to be able to stay down at greater depths for much longer times.

Hey, lets start an adult scuba diving forum!!
Posted by: Frank_W

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/22/06 08:27 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Hey Frank:

Florida = lots-o-sharks!!. I did lots of diving in many diferent places (although mostly in cozumel and La Paz).
Cozumel ROCKS!! Although since Wilma, the reefs all look like White Christmas because they're covered with sand... I was just there in April. I haven't seen any sharks yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. So beautiful and so misunderstood...

 Quote:
Have you looked into a rebreather?, they are still expensive, but have come down a ton in price over the last 5 years.
I've thought about them, but there have been some weird fatalities associated with them, and I'm not sure I trust them, just yet.

 Quote:
In La Paz Mexico, you can go diving with the schooling hammerheads (scalloped), but they are at about 90 feet deep which limits your bottom time to around 10 minutes (for the stops on the way up). I've always wanted to use a rebreather to be able to stay down at greater depths for much longer times.
Awesome... It would be nice to actually dive the tables instead of being limited by the air in the tank. I dove the Spiegel-Grove in February, and it's 134' to the sand. Same thing: About ten/fifteen minutes of bottom time, and it's time to start up.

 Quote:
Hey, lets start an adult scuba diving forum!! [/b]
Hahaha... There are a couple, already:
Zendiving.com and ScubaBoard.com

\:\)

See ya' under!

-Frank
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/24/06 10:02 PM

]

My beautiful baby boy Sonny Thumberlin. Seven years old. Rest in Peace my beautiful baby!

Love, Mommy, Daddy, Michelle, & Twizzle.

:2hearts: :2hearts:
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/24/06 10:36 PM

RIP ? \:\(
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/24/06 10:46 PM

Yup. \:\( Thank you, Rocky. I think animals are soul, too..... it will travel....
Thanks for allowing me to share his pictures...



Picture of Sonny Thumberlin!
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/24/06 10:53 PM

Sharon.....I'm so sorry, (big hug) !!!!!
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 03:44 AM

If animals didn't have a soul, they would grow one from being around people like you!
The good memories are eternal...
Love
Pieter
Posted by: Frank_W

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 06:54 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
*poof*

Why did you delete your stuff, Sharon?

Because it was stupid and wasn't edifying IMO.

Oh. Okay, then. Have a good day.

Thanks. Ditto! \:\) [/b]
Well, when you do that, it screws up everyone else's replies that come after. For godssakes, just post and then LEAVE IT ALONE. Crap....
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 08:12 AM

Okay...OKay...OKAY!!!! no more deleting my posts...I will learn!

Thanks you guys... - Sonny Thumberlin original Sophia Thumberlina* (because we first thought he was a she...until we found out different)...

*Thumberlina - because he was truly no bigger than my thumb. We got him as a little, tiny baby.... and he grew and he GRew and he GREW!

* * *
I woke up this morning and found a poem written by my daughter - sort of like an Ode To Sonny.

"You remembered his middle name," I cried out.
"How?" We haven't used his middle name in a while... just other sort of love names...

"It just came to me, mommy," Michelle replied.

I think that's neat! How things of importance come to you when you lease expect it..

and what a beautiful poem!.

Aw.... Thank you again for letting me share my feelings....Rocky, thanks again; Pieter, thank you... Frank, I will try to keep my word - no deleting posts. Ultra.
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 08:22 AM

Sharon, losing is pet is like losing a family member....lost one of my cats last year and still miss her. I'm truly sorry for you loss!

Here's another hug for ya!
Posted by: gmm1

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 08:41 AM

Well, come on.....share the poem........I would venture to guess everyone of us has lost a pet. In our case, we had a cockapu (?) that was 19 when he died.....hard to believe how much they become a part of the family over time, isn't it?
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 09:29 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss Sharon. We lost Brandy, a 16 yr old westie we got a month after our wedding, she was our furry kid...(unable to have any children \:\( ). It took almost a year to come to terms and be able to aquire a new puppy, Mason-now 1.5 yr old. Although I love Mason, I still miss my little girl {eyes start to tear ... making it hard to type].

I feel for ya, Les
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 10:54 AM

It's always hard the loss of a pet.

We (my daughter and I) actually went to the vet yesterday and put him down. His quality of life was failing - that plus old age. The vet gave us some options. I chose the third option.

I'm still working through this. On one hand, Sonny could have stuck around probably a few more weeks and really start to deterioriate, emmaciate, loose his thick, muscular build....

Like I said, I'm still work it out... and I have in a way....

I've had lots of pets over the years - it's never easy either watching them died or helping them with the process.

And then replacing those pets - nothing truly replaces the original pet soul - it's just another personality come to live with you.

Will we get another large reptile? No. Not anytime soon, at least. I'm still working through this... it's harder and deeper than I can describe. I still have to carry the burden of my decision to put him down... and come to terms with it. It will take some time.

The "poem" my daughter wrote was more like a note - I chose to call it a poem (and again was happy that she recalled the middle name).

Here it is:
Death of Sonny Thumberlin "O"
Date of Death: August 24, 2006
Age: 7 years old

Last wishes. May he rest in peace. Sonny was a beautiful creature inside and out. Just his presence made me feel at home. Without him, it's as though a piece of the house was chopped down. It's not easy being green. Sonny had a bite that could kill but eyes of love that will forever glow. We love you Sonny.

* * * *

I really appreciate this chance to express myself in like a blog sort of way. I think the best thing we can do to get over our grief is to share it with others - in writing.

I've only told two people at the office. Some people were not very supportive of my having a reptile in the first place (excuse me - uh - you are not me nor do you live my life) - and so I shall not tell these people that Sonny is no longer here. Since it is not in their waking thoughts in the least, there is no sense in stirring up "trouble" or ill-feelings or negative words.

I looked at the cage this morning. I'll have to disassemble it this weekend. I'll take those massive branches and clean them off with a good anticeptic, outside with the hose.... and I have a place for them - I'll display them like pieces of art. The cage itself will be thrown out - come next Wednesday - recycle day. The heat lamps and thermometers and stuff - I'll just put away in a bin - (you never know - perhaps the mood will strike and I'll acquire another little creature.... but not yet.

And that's about it.

Edit: One thing that does worry me is the affect of Sonny's absence on my dog Twizzle. The dog definitely knows Sonny is not in his cage. He's not in the bathy, either. He's not roaming around the hallway... he's nowhere to be found. Where is Sonny? The dog is not stupid in the least - the dog knows.

I think I continue to feel saddened because the loss is for the dog, too. Sonny was his friend. Although they never physically played together (Sonny would tear him apart - big bites, that would probably require who knows what) - they did, however, hang out near each other. Two males.... just hanging out.

I will keep an extra special watch on Twizzle... and give him extra special love and attention. When we're not home (work/school) he'll just have to do his thing.... he can hang out in the bed and lick the pillow (which he loves to do - his special pillow). Just wild.

Note to Frank_W and Mycroft: I will not delete my stuff - promise *smile*
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 11:11 AM

Sharon, before you throw anything away, you might want to see if there's a local reptile rescue/adoption group to which you could donate it.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 11:26 AM

Markb - always thinking .... always thinking... very good. That's a good idea... Either that or I'll store the stuff (you know...ceramic heat lamps...fresh bulbs... I can also store cage (I do have a bit of room).... I'll clean it real good and fold it up. At this moment, I don't think I'll throw anything away... just remove it from the space....

Thanks. Hey - I should say something on Welltempered, you know. Perhaps I will - my thoughts are there...Everybody was so nice when I had the initial Sonny situation .... remember?
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 11:38 AM

 Quote:
Markb - always thinking .... always thinking...
Yeah, that's why my head always hurts.

I think WTF would appreciate being apprised about Sonny.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 12:12 PM

I did, Mark. I felt the nudge and I acted on the feeling. Okay... that's about it.
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/25/06 07:09 PM

Hi Sharon, sorry to hear of your loss.

From the pictures you posted, Sonny sure looked an incredible pet to have!

And from the sounds of things, you did the right thing - there wasn't a prolonged suffering for him, he just slipped away to a better place \:\)

Wishing you and your family well,
Euan.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 10:28 AM

Hey Euan. Thanks. *deep, long sigh*. I am resolved to not hate myself. Why? Why hate myself? Because, perhaps there are other things I could have done for the creature. I could have taken a more involved approach with him. Tending to him around the clock.... (which is impossible because I'm not home around the clock). Nursing him perhaps back to health. But I didn't choose this path. I choose the cowards way out - the more convenient way out - just put him and me out of the misery. Well, now I'm left with doubt and semi-guilt. Semi, I say, because truth be told, the creature was ill and was dying. Still, there are been cases where burnt and battered iguanas were brought back from the brink of death, by caring, compassionate owners who gave a damn... who took the time - who - unlike me - went above and beyond the friggin call of duty to save the arse of the reptile. But that wasn't me. That isn't me. I tend to take the easy way out - all too often, in fact. Do you need to know this about me. Perhaps not. Will I be an idiot and erase this. No. I'll keep it. It's truthful.

And so, this morning I reply to you. Thank you for your wishes.... One thing I do know, is that Sonny is out of his misery. I also believe he will transform into another, perhaps, higher living creature... (of sorts... for that's a very deep comment)...

I do have some comfort in knowing that the veterniarn (friggin spelling) we used does not take lightly putting animals down (permanent sleep)... though he may have been swayed by the look in my eyes and the sound of my voice.... he did assure me that perhaps Sonny's had suffered enough... ..

Today I looked again at his cage (which I'll take apart later, after breakfast), and he was like not moving. Just on the bottom. Could bring himself up on his perch to warm his body.... couldn't do anything for himself anymore. And even when I did put him on his perch on top... it looked as though he would fall.... he was going to fall... and he shook and trembled.... and I know he was uncomfortable).

It's hard... all around.

Have a joyful and productive and lovely day.

Love,
-Sharon

reply posted.. not proofread.... and shall not be deleted! I swear!
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 10:43 AM

Sharon, it's tough playing the part of GOD, it su#$s...here I go again. Know in your heart that you did the right thing. I'm going out back to talk to my little girl and ask her to watch for Sonny.

I know it probably doesn't help, but I still have guilt concerning the same thing...did I do ALL I COULD? Although I believe I did, I still wonder. If we didn't love them so much, it wouldn't hurt so much. I think I'll take some hurt for all the love she gave.

Try to have a good day \:\)
Les
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 11:32 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
Because, perhaps there are other things I could have done for the creature. I could have taken a more involved approach with him. Tending to him around the clock.... (which is impossible because I'm not home around the clock). Nursing him perhaps back to health.... Well, now I'm left with doubt and semi-guilt. Semi, I say, because truth be told, the creature was ill and was dying. [/b]
Sharon, I'm very sorry about Sonny. Pets are family members, and the grief when one dies is deep and profound. It's also complicated when the decision is made to euthanize. You did the right thing to end his suffering in a painless manner. He had a good life, and you are to be credited for giving it to him. \:\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 11:33 AM

I do agree, Les - it does indeed "su#$" playing God. Here's something that I thought of - quickly, before I forget - and it may sound hokey. It is not for us to forgt our pets... and who is it for us to have our guilt erased. Who erases our guilt of thoughts that we could have done more. Is it our pets calling in our dreams. Or is is the foreverness that we must endure memories of our pets. If we were kind and loving to our pets, there should be no problem. But what brings on this guilt. And you have guilt for 2 years?

I am not professionally trained in resolving these feelings.... but I do know that we must let it go - somehow.

How about this: How about we try to sleep on it and reach another level and ask our pets - "hey - do you forgive me? and/or "hey - how are you doing on the (otherside - otherlife).

It's hokey.... I know.

I've already established my reputation here as being a bit out of the ordinary - which suits me to a tee and just mighty fine. Honestly. (Though, I do sometimes want to fit in... and then I do.... but on those times I need to share outrageous thoughts, I will do that too!.

So Les - here's an exercise for us (and for whomever feels like connecting to the other side where they have lost a pet and have had guilt about all they could have done: The exercise: Before you go to sleep, write down your question to the pet - and ask them to come into your dreams and answer your questions.

Prepare for this to take a while.

And the answer is, no. I have not seen my pet in my dreams, YET. I just thought of this exercise... I have a whole day to go until sleep, too.... But - it just may help.


Dreams are real!

You have a beautiful day, too Les.

Love,
-Sharon :2hearts:
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 11:36 AM

Monica, thank you. It's funny, I remember when you were on vacation this summer and you said you were on the Island of wherever.... *giggle* and you saw iguanas... and you thought on me. Funny right.

Yeah... it's hard. I'd like to go into my dreams and see if I can make contact with Sonny and ask his forgiveness. As for his being "at peace" that I know he is..... because he's not cold nor trembling... nor uncomfortable. His master is.... .. but he's not.

Have a good piano day!
Love,
-Sharon
Posted by: Frank_W

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 12:03 PM

Sharon, I'm sorry that it was Sonny's time. You really DID do the best you could. Sure, you could have gone crazy trying to save him and prolong his life, but really, why? You did all you could, and the depth of your grief is the measure of your love for Sonny. On some level, he knows and forgives you, so all that remains is for you to forgive yourself.

I had a good friend that recently had to put his dog down, but lives way out in the country, so it didn't happen at the veterinarian's office. Basically, when it was obvious that the poor dog was in his final days, and it was obvious that he was suffering, my friend went out and dug the grave and then carried the dog out to it. (This dog was as big as a small pony!) He told him that he loved him, and then shot him. I spend hours with my friend because he's so torn up by the guilt, but I basically told him that his dog had been his good and loyal friend for so long, that in the end, he OWED it to him not to let him labor in prolonged and unnecessary pain and suffering, and that it was an act of supreme compassion.

He felt better, but yeah, he's still sorting through his feelings about the whole thing... Tough stuff, for sure.

Hang in there.
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 12:12 PM

Wow, that's hard, man. Thanks for sharing that, Frank.

 Quote:
Originally posted by Frank_W:
On some level, he [Sonny] knows and forgives you, so all that remains is for you to forgive yourself.

I had a good friend that recently had to put his dog down.....He felt better, but yeah, he's still sorting through his feelings about the whole thing...
Good feelings for your friend - that must have been incredibly painful - and friggin had to be a sure friggin shot.

Wow.
Thanks,
Love,
-Sharon
Posted by: gmm1

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 12:23 PM

Sharon - Here's a small dream story for you....

I mentioned our 19 year old dog in another post. The fact is, he was very sick, and I was holding on. My wife (the farmers daughter) wanted to end his suffering, but, being the man, I said no. I was not going to play God. The poor creature would look at me with questioning eyes filled with pain, but NO.

I had a dream where the dog (I know, weird...)asked me just what to hell was wrong? Wasn't it obvious? How long do I have to suffer before you respond. Are you not the master? Why do I suffer while you procrastinate? In nature, I would be gone, but you are keeping me here...WHY?

When I got up, I called the vet.....I miss him but I do not regret......
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 12:47 PM

First off - I do not interpret dreams - so let's it at that. This dream thing is new to me - and opens my heart and helps me answer questions about my life - I think...

As for your dream - WOW! A dog of 19 has surely lived it's life... Your wife wanted to do one thing (a farmer's daughter) she knew probably about life and death of farm animals... and misery, right? Something like that.

I think you were very fortunate to have such a vivid, right in your face, dream. No if ands or butts about it - that dog told you what to do. Sometimes dreams come through in an interpretation sort of way - and you have to put the puzzle together in your awakened state to figure out what to do about the "situation" - but here, man - forget it..... Right in your face!
Do it now! That's good. You were open and receptive... and you also have a good heart.... (I believe).

And then you acted upon it. You felt the nudge - that inner something to follow through on the feelings. It's still painful. But, you do not regret it and that's good.

I think we tend to put our own words or thoughts of what the animal is thinking from their mind to our own - in other words - put words into their mouth if they could speak a language we understand - flat out understood... because we CAN understand our pets (in my opinion) with their harmonious whines and barks, etc. Most times we can read them in their behaviors, their eyes (most definitely their eyes)... and well...

Sheesh - the day is slipping by... I gotta get my act together and start doing some stuff.

I feel a lot bit clearer - by the way. It will still take time... and I still have to ask Sonny some questions (later).

Peace gmm1. Thank you for sharing.
Love,
-Sharon
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 03:15 PM

Just want to thank you, again, for helping me work out my feelings.
Posted by: pianojerome

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 03:42 PM

Here's me:



\:\)
Posted by: mahlzeit

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 04:55 PM

I am my own pet. ;\)



Pardon the "I just got back from a rock festival weekend and I need to catch up on sleep" look. ;\)
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 05:15 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by pianojerome:
Here's me:
I like it. It's sooooo mysterious! *giggle*
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/26/06 05:16 PM

mahlzeit - you look rather cool, fresh from a rock fest - I like the organization of your piano space. Just how many things can we actually put on top of the piano. I wonder? hmmmmmmmm.

Your space looks cool!

\:D
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 03:04 PM

Just thought I'd let ya see the NEW monster of the house...names Mason



and my Girl
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 04:24 PM

He's a cutie-pie, Monster!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 05:05 PM

Les - Mason is a cutie pie... awwwww.....

Hey - guess what.... we gots another baby... just a minute..... be right back!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 05:14 PM


Hue and Momma.


Hue and Michelle.


This is Hue. He's 2 months old. I'm assuming it's a "he" *giggle* - He's a Northern Blue Tongue Skink - and he's very docile... and now resides in Michelle's room.

Well - gots to have another baby man.... what can I say. Hubby just insisted!

Some info: Everything is set up already... had the stuff... just needed to add Hue!

General Description: A heavy bodied skink with short legs and a broad head. Color varies from creamy tan to golden brown. Blue tongues are extremely hardy and thrive in captivity. The blue tongues main attraction is their docile curious personalities. Most seem to enjoy being handled and rapidly learn to recognize their keeper. The Northern Blue Tongues in particular seem to make the best "pets".

Range: The drier portions throughout northern Australia.

Average adult size and longevity: 24"-28" with an average life span of 15 years.

Northern Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia)


* * * *
Les.... again... Mason (and wife)... Bless! Rock on! Oh, and BTW: I dig his shoe (slipper/sandle) grrrrrr - fav, right? He looks like an extremely happy camper. \:D Peace!!!!
Posted by: bluemarine

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 05:32 PM

This is the view from the terrace of our summerhouse early in the morning.
I have to leave it soon - the summer vacation is almost over \:\(

Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 05:49 PM

bluemarine - what a pleasure to wake up everyday
this summer to that view. Need not say anything
else - the picture speaks for itself.
Colors....architecture ... spectacular... takes
your breath away.
Posted by: bluemarine

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 06:04 PM

Yup, it's true Sharon. But most of the time we went to bed very late in the night so missed the most of the mornings views.
But the night view is not that bad either \:\)
BTW: the name of the city is Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 06:29 PM

Like I said, bluemarine - spectacular.... That
night scene makes you think about the people who
used to inhabit/and or visit those spaces,
right? It's not even so much the people who
frequent and/or live there now... it's the past... so much history. The past is sometimes
very magical - it all depends sometimes on your
mood and the people you're enjoying your time with. Nice camera shots, too! \:\) Make the most of the time you have left.
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 08:06 PM

Congrats Sharon, another relationship welcome home Hue!!! It's a good one.


that was the wifes shoe...Mas don't chew on those anymore ...he's been a really good puppy, only chewed a few things...and none of them have been the PIANO!!!

BTW..the first pic was last June, then in October (just got groomed) and the last was my girl, Brandy @ 15yrs old... rest in peace
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 08:15 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monster M&H:
BTW..the first pic was last June, then in October (just got groomed) and the last was my girl, Brandy @ 15yrs old... rest in peace
Oh, I see... I thought is was the same pup in all three pics.... Yes... I see the last one, Brandy is older. *Comfort*... it's okay now.

* * *
Hue is doing his thing... buried underneath the coconut bark substrate... it's a quiet animal... and I think for his first hours in my home he's adjusted quite well. It will never be the same, though. Sonny was a friggin monster.... a glorious King of the Reptiles.

Okay - I'm outta here....good night!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/27/06 09:30 PM

bluemarine, what a gorgeous photo. And what a spectacular city. Is that the ocean I'm seeing in the background? I wish more cities in America were as beautiful. \:\)
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 07:40 AM

Sharon, I'm glad you've got another friend, Hue looks really cute (well, as cute as a Northern Blue Tongue Skink can look \:D ) He or she is lucky to have you for a mommy!!

Sonny is gone but never to be forgotten or replaced. I have a little engraved plate with my cats ashes.....it says "Forever in my Heart" and she definitely will be as I'm sure Sonny will be in yours.
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 07:43 AM

bluemarine, I love the photo's. How nice it must be to have those views!
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 08:08 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by s54mo827:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monster M&H:
BTW..the first pic was last June, then in October
(just got groomed) and the last was my girl,
Brandy @ 15yrs old... rest in
peace
Oh, I see... I
thought is was the same pup in all three
pics.... Yes... I see the last one, Brandy is
older. *Comfort*... it's okay now.
Les -
I'm sorry I didn't read the captions clearly, as
you quite obviously stated Mason in the first
pic, groomed in the second pic, and Brandy girl
in the third... Duh... sometimes... my brain
goes so fast.


* * * *
Mel - belated condolences on your 18 year old
babe. And again, thank you for your note.


* * * *
Rocky - we were given the opportunity to have
Sonny's ashes. We choose a common cremation.
It's cool... Yup, always in my heart... and your
heart... our pets/children... never to pushed
away and out, the physical replaced, but not the
spirit/soul.


Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 10:01 AM

Great Night view bluemarine...use a tripod for that??
Posted by: bluemarine

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 10:47 AM

yes Monica, it is the sea, Adriatic Sea.
You can see the cruiser just leaving the harbour

No tripoid M&H, I simply put the camera on the balustrade of the terrace

OK, I am not going to bore you with my pix any more \:\)

Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 10:49 AM

nice shots...luv those roofs
Posted by: dannylux

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 11:48 AM

Bluemarine, what a beautiful city!

I had no idea there were palm trees in Croatia.

National Geographic Magazine named Croatia in 2005 as the most beautiful country in the world.

Please, more pictures, of the most beautiful country in the world!

One of the most famous opera singers of all time was born in Zagreb,Croatia, Zinka Milanov.

Fortunately, her glorious voice has been preserved on CDs.

Here's some more roof-tops in Dubrovnik for M&H:



Mel
Posted by: dannylux

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 11:59 AM

Check out this breathtaking picture:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Split_from_Marjan.jpg

Mel
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 01:22 PM

Posted by: bluemarine

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/28/06 03:34 PM

well, dannylux, posting more pix of Croatia would be usurping this forum

for those interested here are few links:
http://press.croatia.hr/datoteke/1395.mpg
http://press.croatia.hr/datoteke/1381.mpg
and my favourite:
http://press.croatia.hr/datoteke/2301.wmv
Posted by: born2die

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/05/06 03:16 AM

start them young. I have since got a better 76 key semi weighted board (not enough room here for the real thing)
Posted by: Ragnhild

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/05/06 09:30 AM

This is me and I think somebody has just told the joke that I understand \:\)



Ragnhild
Posted by: Mary-Rose

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/15/06 11:13 AM

Having just enjoyed looking at all of your photos I thought it only fair to post some of my own.

I just got my partner Bob to take one of me specially for you - no makeup/hair colour growing out at the ends/blotchy skin, but who cares. I certainly don't ;\)



Then I tried to take one of him, but he wouldn't let me. So I sneaked a shot while he was in the shower just now, and cut out the rude bits \:D I can put them back in if you like, for a small fee.



Now for the other loves of my life: no room for the fourteen Norwegian Forest Cats, and the piano is rather ordinary, so here is our Airedale Terrier Butz (age six years going on six months):


Last but not least, my secret lover whom I've known even longer than I've known Bob.

Posted by: -Frycek

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/15/06 07:20 PM

OK, you asked for it. Here are a few from down memory lane. I've been going through a box of loose photos. There aren't many of me. Not only am I camera shy, I'm also usually the one holding the camera.




Me and a newborn Jocassee, September 1984.



William, me and Cassee about 1990.



Mama, William and Cassee. Cassee is in her First Communion dress, Easter 1992



Cassee, Best Dressed Shepherd. William made this costume.



Me a few Christmases ago


Mama and Daddy with a cat a couple of Christmases ago. I'm got my Dad's chin.


Mindy, aka Porkchop, tricolor Pembroke Welsh corgi
Posted by: Mary-Rose

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/15/06 08:23 PM

Posted by: NancyM333

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/15/06 08:55 PM

I wish I had a fun picture, but I don't own a digital camera. Here's the only digital image I have of me.

NancyM333

Posted by: NancyM333

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/15/06 08:55 PM

YIKES! I'm gigantic! Obviously, I need some digital technology lessons!

Nancy
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/15/06 09:56 PM

I'm glad this thread got resurrected so the newer members can jump on in. Thanks for sharing, everybody!

p.s. maryrose, is that white cat in the photo also a Norwegian Forest cat? I'm not familiar with the breed.
Posted by: Mary-Rose

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/06 02:16 AM

Monica - yes, the white cat is a Norwegian - although at the time I was about to give him a bath as he had walked right through a plate of curry and become somewhat off-white. \:\) In fact he's the one I use as my avatar.
Posted by: Ragnhild

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/06 05:34 AM

Hey Maryrose, I like your Norwegian cat, would have loved to see him "curried".

Prooves that there are a few good things coming from Norway. Personally I think I prefer Edvard Grieg and Leif Ove Andsnes before the cats though.....

It is so nice to see you, Frycek !

Also like your mega photo NancyM333,I learned to use the "preview" putting in my picture. You can edit if you like but at least now we have noticed you \:\)

Ragnhild
Posted by: loveschopintoomuch

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/06 10:03 AM

I am so HAPPY to finally SEE you all. And what is not so very surprising, you all look almost as I pictured. Isn't it funny how our personality comes out from our writing and somehow creates a countenance that resembles us??

It's great to be able to conjure up a face to a name.

Since I can't find a picture of me that doesn't have my eyes closed and my mouth open (usually how I go through life), I had to dig out the latest one I could find...just a few years ago (uh oh, my nose is starting to grow). Yikes. \:D

Me at my nephew's wedding.


My daughter Susan, at 2, starting in early to be the next Rubinstein. Kinda blurry.



And on her wedding day. Was there ever a more beautiful bride?? (Sorry, I'm a little partial.) That's my brother's home...it has 7 bathrooms!


And my all-sufferring, ever patience, husband, Glen. He'll be 80 this year and is still a chick magnet!!

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And, of course, my resident piano critic, Kasha. She yaps constantly while I'm trying to practice. A real brat. Cute, but still a brat. BTW, Kasha is Polish for Kathy.


And last, my Chopin room (shrine) in the process of getting done. Have about 20 pictures of him to hang on the wall. I told Frycek that all I need to add is a kneeler for genuflecting and some voltive candles.



Thank you all for sharing. It's made my day.

Kathleen
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/06 11:00 AM

I have a Chopin picture just like the one Kathleen has on the floor in her Chopin room/shrine.
Posted by: Mary-Rose

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/06 11:22 AM

Nice to "meet" you, Kathleen and LisztAddict!

Kathleen - yes your daughter is beautiful, and I'm jealous of you having a whole room to devote to dear Chopin. Kasha is adorable - Butz sends her a big sloppy lick!

LisztAddict - so where's your picture of Liszt? Your piano looks absolutely ginormous. Makes me even more glad that I didn't send in a photo of my humble little instrument!

I've just though - Frycek - we need a photo of Sam to complete your gallery.

Love to all, Mary-Rose
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/06 12:18 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by maryrose:
so where's your picture of Liszt? [/b]
It's somewhere. I am still looking.

 Quote:
Originally posted by maryrose:
Your piano looks absolutely ginormous.[/b]
I wish I have 2 Steinway D and a concert stage in my home. \:D
Posted by: loveschopintoomuch

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/06 02:02 PM

LA, Where are you in that picture. Peforming on a concert stage?

Kathleen
Posted by: ormandj

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/06 02:19 PM

I'm new here, but thought I'll join in the picture posting so people had a face with the name from the beginning! I'm David..

Myself in Brasov, Romania for winter of 2005:


Myself eating, I believe this was on a cruise ship:


My sister and I on Maui, in 2005:


Myself working on my data center, sometime in mid-2005. Like my toy? It's fun!


All I've got to play on now (Keystation Pro 88 and Logic Pro 7.2 - no real piano..boo... at least it's fully weighted/hammer action/88 keys):


\:\)
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/06 04:23 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by loveschopintoomuch:
LA, Where are you in that picture.[/b]
I am the guy sitting at the piano, but those are not my pianos. I figured it's a nice place to get my picture taken. \:D
Posted by: pianoga

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/17/06 02:37 PM

On a personal note... I haven't had the tim eto post more comments on the recital. I will get round to it, but later: some recent events culminating at 9:24 am this morning are keeping me rather busy.



great home birth with our 2 eldest children (5 and 6) around the birth pool in the living room.
Posted by: ormandj

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/17/06 02:44 PM

Congratulations pianoga!! \:\)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/17/06 05:52 PM

Yes, big congratulations indeed.

Birth pool in the living room??..Whoa!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/17/06 05:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Pianoga! And to Mrs. Pianoga, who looks positively radiant. And look at the hair on that baby!! Wow!
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/17/06 06:03 PM

Pianoga, congratulations!

I was enjoying all the more recent photos posted here and thought "wait a minute, did I post one?" I am back on page one saying "I'll post a photo tomorrow" and I think that was something like 4 months ago! So here is a photo that I think was posted somewhere else on ABF, but hopefully it's better than nothing!

This photo was taken in Aug 2006 when I was taking photos to use for my web page (this wasn't an actual concert.) This is also the hall where I will have my winter concert. \:\)

Posted by: Mary-Rose

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/17/06 08:10 PM

Thanks everyone for all their pics, and congratulations on the arrival of baby Pianoga! I trust his dad was playing on the piano to welcome him into the world?
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/17/06 08:49 PM

Congratulation, pianoga!!! Everyone looks wondefully happy!
Posted by: minywheats

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/19/06 02:44 PM

Umm someone told me this is where I come to humiliate myself so here we go....

Posted by: katefields1

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/26/07 05:44 PM

Minywheats, obviously you're in the military, and you play piano? You're a rarity, indeed! And here's a big old THANK YOU from the USA for your service.
Posted by: Bob Griffin

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/28/07 11:54 PM



I like to fish, ride motorcycles,cross-stitch, and share time with my five year old granddaughter. Began the piano Labor day 2007. I found a beautiful Kawai 52" Ebony US6x and am having trouble tearing myself away from it. Currently working on some easy classicals, Jessica's theme(snowy river). I am almost done with Alfred's book one, working on Hanon and scales too. Have "mastered" Linus and Lucy(c version) I feel this is a hobby that I won't outgrow or become bored with. Married 33 years, three great sons.
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 12:25 AM

You can tunna piano but you can't tuna fish!
(sorry, couldn't help myself \:D ...)

Matt
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 02:33 PM

Good to see this thread is still alive and well!

This is the view from a hill near my hometown. It was taken with a cell-phone so the quality isn't great:

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2497/westlomond2sb9.jpg
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 03:11 PM

euan, that has got to be the coolest picture i have ever seen!!! 360 degree view and with your phone!!! incredible!!! love the pic. and the view!!!
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 03:59 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by funburger:
euan, that has got to be the coolest picture i have ever seen!!! 360 degree view and with your phone!!! incredible!!! love the pic. and the view!!! [/b]
Thanks, funburger. Its actually really easy to do - I took about 11 pictures, fed them into the program, and it does the rest!

And the demo version is free - you get the writing in the middle, but if you upgrade it disappears. I'm a cheapskate \:\)
Posted by: jazzyprof

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 04:19 PM

Hey, welcome Bob! You'll find this a great place to hang out. And boy, what a catch...the fish I mean! \:\) Bet you have some great fish stories to tell.
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 04:22 PM

euan, either way that is by far the coolest pic. i have ever seen. and thats a neat program. i will have to look into that!!!
by far the coolest!!!
Posted by: shimmer

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 06:32 PM

Hi Bob, That's some fish! From your post I get the feeling that you are very, very happy with your life. Family, hobbies you love, and a piano too! What more could you want!! I'm working on Jessica's theme as well. It's taken me a while but I'm getting there. I would love to hear your version when you're ready.

Euan .... Wow! I loved Scotland when I visited many years ago and if I had a view like that from anywhere in my neighbourhood, I'd never leave! (I wouldn't mind a scottish accent either, it's got to be the best one I've heard)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 09:12 PM

Hi Bob, WOW, thats a big feesh!!.

BTW, is it me, or did you start playing piano 4 months from now???. I know, you can get me back for that one at a later date!.
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 10:51 PM

This is me after giving a concert on one of the biggest organs i've ever played. If you were really Sherlock Holmes you could see that I'm playing Croatian Rhapsody with the priniciples on...quite a sound! \:D



Matt - a kid who has fun! \:D
Posted by: shimmer

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/29/07 10:59 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
......BTW, is it me, or did you start playing piano 4 months from now???. ..... [/b]
:D \:D \:D

Well spotted, I just assumed that labour day in the US must happen an awful lot earlier than OZ.
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/30/07 03:45 AM

Matt,

Croatian Rhapsody on a 4-tier organ...


(just noticed that we share the same birthday as well \:\) )
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/30/07 05:37 PM

Ohhh...thats cool! I love my birthday because I am NEVER in school for it. \:D
Posted by: Bob Griffin

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/01/07 01:04 PM

Oops, started Labor day 06. Shimmer, will keep you posted "Snowy river." When the weather warms up the other hobbies and work will be cutting into practice time.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/01/07 02:36 PM

Matt, I want to hear what Croatian Rhapsody sounds like on an organ. You don't have a recording, do you?
Posted by: s54mo827

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/28/07 09:00 PM

Hi Everyone. Long time no see... I still play piano...

Thanks you guys who came looking for me... *wink*

Love,

Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/28/07 09:23 PM

Hi Sharon! Glad to hear you're still playing piano, though we've been missing you here!
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/28/07 10:34 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
Matt, I want to hear what Croatian Rhapsody sounds like on an organ. You don't have a recording, do you? [/b]
Sorry, that was PZ (pre-zoom)... Mabey this summer I'll get a chance to get the ole' organ shoes on and get the feet working again.
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 01:53 AM

Hi Sharon,

Welcome Back \:\) \:\)

(although I didn't actually go looking for you, I did wonder about where you had gone)
Posted by: Mr. Widmore

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 04:02 AM

Welcome back Sharon, nice to see you again.
I couldn't help thinking you were abducted by aliens. \:\)
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 05:14 AM

Good to hear from ya Sharon...
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 07:26 AM

Sharon!!!!!!!!!!!!! YeeeeeHaaaawww!!!!

I've missed ya......hope you're doing ok, looks like it from the pic \:D

I've made a couple of posts wondering where you were........glad to finally see ya again!!!

Ummm....here's a little hug for ya :2hearts:
Posted by: Oxfords Gal

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 11:13 AM

this is my mom and I
Posted by: Mary-Rose

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 12:22 PM

Lovely to "see" you loly, after you've sent plenty of great doggie pix but none of you before! Your mum is nice too. xx
Posted by: Oxfords Gal

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 01:09 PM

thanks maryrose, I decided to post a more recent photo of my mamacita and papacito. for some reason the picture above does not do her justice I think she was on one of those silly diets.

anyway these are recent photos of my mom and dad. they're in their 70's, for some reason dad stiffens up when I take pictures of them. \:D



mom pretending to play the piano



laddie he's the only one at home right now. he's the only one left of my original three boys.



trevor was my first rescue airedale. i adopted him when he was 3 from a horrible life he was living. oxford was 3 as well when I adopted trevor. Trevor, left me in 2002



Oxford my first Airedale and love of my life. he left me two years after trevor in 2004



and of course leon, who turned out to be another love in my life, just recently departed. i'm still having a horrible time with it, the house seems so empty i feel so empty but i know it'll get better. here he is waking up from a nap as i was snapping the picture

Posted by: loveschopintoomuch

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 05:42 PM

This is a "glam" shot of Hersh Felder who hangs out at the Devoted to Chopin site, from time to time. He is our resident celebrity! He plays M. Chopin in a one-man play (he wrote) that has appeared almost world-wide. Before Chopin, he was George Gershwin. Currently he is working on Beethoven. A more talented, interesting, knowledgeable, funny and nicer guy, you could never hope to meet.



Kathleen
Posted by: Liverpool_poet

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 06:27 PM

Posted by: Liverpool_poet

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 06:31 PM

c'est moi! \:\)


 Quote:
Originally posted by Liverpool_poet:
[/b]
Posted by: loveschopintoomuch

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 08:38 PM

Great pic, poet. But "Piano for Idiots" is better.

I love your Dorothy Parker quote also.

Kathleen
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/01/07 08:43 PM

I love the photo, Liverpool_poet! I wonder if it would show up as distinctly if you made it your avatar.
Posted by: Liverpool_poet

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/02/07 07:14 AM

you wouldn't be able to see the text on the book I shouldn't think! \:\) I kind of like the exclaimation mark - I live my life in a constant state of "!!!!!" ! hahaha
Posted by: Piano World

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/02/07 07:48 AM

I haven't poked around in this thread for a while.

Wonderful pictures!

Being able to put a face to a name adds a great personal touch to our piano community.

One thing I'd like to ask...

Please use our FILE UPLOADER when posting pictures.[/b]

I constantly see threads where the pictures have disappeared, likely because they were hosted on some (usually free) service you no longer use.

By uploading them to our server, you assure they won't suddenly disappear.

Thanks for sharing everyone, keep them coming.
Posted by: Liverpool_poet

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/02/07 06:29 PM

and what do you look like Frank? \:\)
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 03/04/07 12:50 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Liverpool_poet:
and what do you look like Frank? \:\) [/b]
Frank looks just like the little pipe-smokin' guy in his sig..... ;\)
Posted by: Donna R.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/17/07 10:05 AM

I've finally worked out how to do this thanks to Monica's instructions, so here I am with my piano.
Posted by: Terrytunes

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/17/07 03:36 PM

Kemble88... Welcome to PW!! I can't believe you've been hanging out here since Jan and I haven't spotted you!!

It's always such a delight to notice a new local[/b] member!!

That's a very shiny piano you have... looks brand new. And a nice pic of you sitting at your piano!!


If your within reasonable distance to Lowell, you should come over and join us after the M&H tour.... or maybe you're attending the tour??

Anyway, great to see you've found PW!!
Posted by: Donna R.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/18/07 08:42 AM

Hi Terrytunes,

Thanks for the welcome - unfortunately I'm going to be out of town at the beginning of May, but I'm hoping to join the M&H tour next year.

My Kemble is still very new - I got it at the beginning of November. I still can't quite believe I was able to buy such a nice piano this soon. We happened to walk into Boston Piano and Organ when they were dropping the Kemble line and they offered us the kind of deal you just can't walk away from (though I did restrain myself for long enough to go away and consult the Piano book before I said yes).

Donna
Posted by: LaValse

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/19/07 07:44 AM

Hello from sunny Wales. What a wonderful forum.

photo
Posted by: twosharps

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/09/07 01:16 AM

At long last, I finally got a 5' Grand piano. It is a 1924 Apollo. It needs some work done to it, especially tuning. I plan on keeping it for awhile and look to have it restored once I build up some funds. Here are some pics...
[img=http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/8704/img0173rt4.th.jpg]
And a pic of the plate:
[img=http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6307/img0174vs3.th.jpg]
And part of the soundboard and more of the plate:
[img=http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/3899/img0175uo7.th.jpg]
Posted by: lewisslp

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/22/07 10:45 PM

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This is my piano when I first brought it home. I bought it for $65 at a high school auction! Everyone else at the auction was interested in school desks/chairs, so I was the only one bidding on the piano! It was in great shape except for all the scratches and some small dents. But it played beautifully, and I knew it would turn out beautiful!
Posted by: lewisslp

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/22/07 10:50 PM

This is the piano after my mother and I refinished it ourselves. What a project we took on! We had no idea it would be as involved as it was. Oh man!

Posted by: lewisslp

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/22/07 10:54 PM

And here is me, the blonde on the far right between the two men. Left to right, Grandma, mother, aunt, father, me, uncle.

Posted by: Van

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/22/07 11:17 PM

Outstanding, lewisslp, how does it play? Did you work on those keytops as well? Would love to hear how it sounds.
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/22/07 11:21 PM

Hottie!! :3hearts:
Posted by: lewisslp

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/22/07 11:34 PM

sid- it plays absolutely beautiful! It was built in 1910, so it has been around quite a bit. There were so many names carved into the sides and lid, gum was stuck inside everywhere,there were random screws and nails stuck in everywhere, and on the left side of the keyboard, the corner was even missing!

It's been tuned 3 times now; sounds like it was just made! My mom and I started refinishing in late July, and finished in late January- we had never even refinished a cabinet or dresser, let alone a grand piano.

Finishing the keytops was a breeze, as I just popped off the old ivory with a putty knife after I heated them to release the glue. Then I just glued on the new ones and clamped them and let them dry. HOWEVER... I was sold the wrong glue from some idiot piano guy and the blacks started popping off one by one about 2 months after it was finished. I would be playing something, and there would go F#. It was terrible! So I had to re-do all the blacks with a different glue.
Posted by: Van

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 12:01 AM

I'm so envious, lewisslp, I've only ever played on digitals, but keeping an eye out on my local craigslist. Your story (and funburger's) are very encouraging, one of these days I'll find myself a banged up grand I can bring back as well.

Hope you'll do a recording on this when you're set up for it.
Posted by: gerg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 12:11 AM

removed
Posted by: Mary-Rose

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 06:11 AM

Nice to "meet" you, gerg! The crown really suits you. I suggest you wear it all the time \:D
Posted by: gerg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 02:58 PM

Thanks MR :-/ ;\)

BTW I love Airedales. Have had two, dating back to 1985 - a really smart one and a rather dumb one. The second lived 16 years, died in '05.
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 08:55 PM

After seeing all your great pictures, I guess it's only fair that I post some of mine. My favorite is Mr. SH's *gorgeous* house with such a beautiful lot to boot - I love adobe style houses! Those iguanas and their cousins are kind of scary to me - I am not a reptile kind of gal. Pooches I loooove! (Unfortunately about a third of the pictures don't show up for me.)

Here goes:

This is my sweetheart & I all dressed up for my dad's 80th birthday party 2 years ago. We never dress up otherwise!!!


This is my "normal" look, not to imply that I am normal! BTW this was at an orchid show - I have about a dozen cool-looking ones at home, but have no room for more - helps curb the buying spree :p


This I post for the scenery. This is hiking along the SW Welsh coast last summer. You folks from the UK, especially Mumbles, would know it - it's Pembrokeshire Park, St. David's Head in the background.


Talking about you folks at UK, when I see you posters from Blackpool, I can only think of ballroom dance. I am passionate about it - used to compete, and no, nowhere close to the level of Blackpool. (For those of you who don't know, Blackpool is the Wimbledon of Ballroom dance.)

OK, keep those pix coming!
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 08:56 PM

Oh, I forgot to ask - I can't for the life of me figure out what "O.T." stands for in the subject line of this thread.
Posted by: rustyfingers

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 08:59 PM

"Off Topic"

Gorgeous orchids! Don't you just love them?
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 09:09 PM

Yes, I got hooked on orchids 3 years ago when I went to the annual show here in San Francisco. I didn't realize there is such a diversity and how beautiful they all are. And best of all, some of them are so forgiving and easy to grow, so my not-so-green thumb actually has a chance.
Posted by: al_spinner

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 10:54 PM

Oh yes I went to this orchid show too! At the Conservatory of Flowers, right? It was amazing! \:\)
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/23/07 11:51 PM

Actually it was the Pacific Orchid Expo. It's held every year for 3 days around mid Feb at Fort Mason. It's huge!

I heard about Golden Gate Park's Cons. of Flowers and want to go there too. Haven't gotten around to it yet.
Posted by: RobertThePianist

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/24/07 02:51 AM

Here I am:

Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/24/07 11:21 PM

Well, here goes. I guess if it's too scary I can always take it down \:D



This is me and a younger brother when we were in Tulsa this summer for the Plymouth dig-up.
Posted by: candi bowen

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/25/07 05:19 PM

Kay, here's me & Jess.

http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x172/candibowen/
Posted by: hotkeys

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/25/07 11:38 PM

To lewisslp:

A great piano at a great price! Great job in getting the instrument refurburshed! May you experience the joy of playing the piano for many years to come.

- Mark
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/26/07 04:31 PM

just taking a moment to upload some pics of the az. monsoons. such a beautiful time of year and the most fun with all the little lakes and floods!!! what a blast!!!

the brightest rainbow and closest rainbow i have ever seen. i couldnt get it all in one picture, however still beautiful against the dark sky!!!



and of course one of the flooded areas!!! what a blast to play here!!

Posted by: TThomas

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/26/07 04:57 PM

Oh my gosh, funburger - that is a GORGEOUS rainbow pic! It's so bright that it almost looks unreal. And I can see a very faint second one out from the top.

Really like the second one too. What a GREAT place to play. I bet they had a ball getting all drenched and muddy (I know I[/b] would!) You're a pretty cool mom! Did you have a go at it too?

Tina
Posted by: funburger

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/26/07 05:08 PM

Tina, yes the most beautiful rainbow i have ever seen, i took more pics but they looked really fake with the flooding in the street.

and of course i jumped in too!!! what kind of fun to watch!?! not the best pic of me, but here is one coming down the slide:) what a blast--have i said that yet:)

Posted by: Mary-Rose

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/26/07 06:09 PM

OMG funburger, most people moan about flooding but you know how to turn it into a positive! Great pics.
Posted by: TThomas

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/26/07 06:24 PM

HAHA!! Now, that's livin'! Go funburger!

Tina
Posted by: Lisztener

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/26/07 08:03 PM

funburger,

You sure know how to make lemonade out of lemons.

I saw the pics of your piano restoration, too.

Super attitude and super pics!

You sure are on a WOOHOO ride. Great fun! \:D

Lisztener
Posted by: Tony V

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 08:31 AM

Here is a pic of me taken in my room. And yes, that is a TV stacked on top of another TV. The bottom one is broken...



Also, what does O.T. stand for? I'm thinking "old topic".
Posted by: BB Player

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 01:21 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Tuan Vo:

Also, what does O.T. stand for? I'm thinking "old topic". [/b]
"Off Topic"
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 01:34 PM

Hi Rosanna


Blackpool = "The Wimbledon of Ballroom Dancing"

I Like it


Lee \:\)

Fun...erm...that looks like FUN!!

Tuan love the stacked TVs \:D

Hi jotur, I just wanted to say your photo is such a happy fun picture...it didn't "scare" me at all \:\)
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 02:57 PM

Oh, Lee, thank you (insert fluttering eyelids emoticon here). I'll have to make sure I get Happy Birthday in F by ear recorded for you - \:D

Cathy
Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 03:39 PM

In the key of F would be perfect

anything higher and I'd have to wear some tight pants to sing along with it


Lee \:\)
Posted by: candi bowen

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 06:10 PM

But how do you get the image to appear HERE?

Candi
Posted by: candi bowen

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 06:28 PM

If this is a repost, I apologize, but I've hit refresh 10 times & didn't see my question. Exactly HOW do you post an image HERE, without a link?

Candi
Posted by: Piano Again

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 06:29 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by candi bowen:
But how do you get the image to appear HERE?

Candi [/b]
I just selected the Photobucket link that is called "IMG code" and pasted it here.


Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 06:31 PM

Or, if you're not on photobucket, you can click on "full reply form" and then on the "image" box and paste the URL for wherever you've uploaded the picture.
Posted by: candi bowen

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 06:34 PM

Aww, I humbly thank you. I was trying to copy/paste from my computer. This is Jess, my favorite beast; I don't have any piano pics yet. But I'm not sure I'd want one here since I have an unweighted Casio. I have had real pianos in the past, but alas, I'm still waiting for gifting time.

Candi
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 06:48 PM

Hi Candi,

This is a very useful link from the pianoworld folks. It allows you to upload your pictures to the pianoworld server and it gives all other needed instructions.

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/7839.html

The possible problem of using certain other servers to host your pictures is that sometimes those servers change the location of your pictures. As a result, some time after you post, the pictures won't show up as the link will no longer be pointing to where your pictures are.

Doesn't matter if your Casio is unweighted. Show us a picture of yourself!
Posted by: candi bowen

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 08:22 PM

Rosanna, Piano Again posted my pic on the previous page, bless his/her heart. I'll read the info you suggested. Thanks.

Candi
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 08:49 PM

Oh, Candi, I thought that was Piano Again's picture! Sweet picture of you and your horsie.
Posted by: Piano Again

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 08/23/07 09:00 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Rosanna:
Oh, Candi, I thought that was Piano Again's picture! Sweet picture of you and your horsie. [/b]
I ain't that cute. :rolleyes:
Posted by: SideShow

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/08/07 09:14 PM

Me

Piano

Posted by: 85Dave

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 01:03 AM

I just posted in part one and thought I would add my photos to part two.

Photos of me:
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/moody07747/Other/Me/

Photos of my Yamaha piano:
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/moody07747/Musical%20Instruments/Piano/

Yea I need to clean the piano. It has gone though a few too many christmas parties without being cleaned and now those prints are really stuck on. Nothing a good micro fiber and water cant fix...
It also hasn't been tuned in about 5 years and it a little off...

None the less, it still sounds great and should get some good use.
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 01:39 PM

85Dave, how do you like the Roland V-Drums? And are those electronic cymbals, or did you just put felt on acoustic cymbals?
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 01:56 PM

85DAve...where are the keys??? no whites? jk
Posted by: PianoN00b

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 04:35 PM

this is me. 17 years old atm, senior portrait [IMG]Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting [/IMG]
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 06:24 PM

PianoNoob, I mean Yang! That's really handsome and sweet looking.
Posted by: 85Dave

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 08:21 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
85Dave, how do you like the Roland V-Drums? And are those electronic cymbals, or did you just put felt on acoustic cymbals? [/b]
Actually those drums are a build of my own...they are similar to the Roland V-drums but much lower in price. I designed and built that kit November 2006.
It was finished for Christmas of that year but then i found it will never be done because I can't stop adding drums and cymbals to it haha

The drum module I'm running on it now is the Roland TD6V which is ok but I liked the old TD10 better.

Drums are all dual trigger
Snare dual trigger
All crash cymbals and splash are single trigger with choke
The ride is dual trigger without choke (bell bow/trigger)

A great sounding setup overall and I am very happy with the project.

For audio samples go to my myspace page in my sig...where there's drums, my kit was used in the recordings.

edit:
I changed some pics around for the piano link...took some with the lid open but the shots are only ok as they were all taken at night when the room is normally really dark due to there only being two table lights at the other side of the room.

I'll have to take them again during the day.

EDIT:
I just wanted to add another link for my studio pics...in case anyone wanted to check that out:

http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/moody07747/Musical%20Instruments/My%20Recording%20Studio/

I update it every few months so when you see a new link be sure to check it out. I'll be updating it again tomorrow to add the new mic into the pics.
Posted by: markb

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 08:33 PM

Dave, if you can make V-Drum-like drums but much cheaper, I'm sure you'd find a nice market for them.
Posted by: PianoN00b

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 11:03 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Rosanna:
PianoNoob, I mean Yang! That's really handsome and sweet looking. [/b]
If only I looked like that when I am playing the piano. Heheh.
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 11:07 PM

OK, Yang, when you play, you can have the YoYo Ma look - focused, full of all kinds of facial expressions, dripping with sweat \:\) But you are better looking than he!
Posted by: PianoN00b

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/01/07 11:24 PM

haha...dripping with sweat? That doesn't sound like he's enjoying it. Haha I enjoy it. And I'm not pro enough to show the emotions, not through my facial expressions nor the sound that comes out of the piano. Hehe...
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/02/07 04:15 AM

Great smile, PianoN00b -

Cathy
Posted by: Lorna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/07/07 08:20 PM

I'm new to the Forum. Today I ordered my Kawai CE200 and will soon be playing piano again. So glad to be in this community of friendly musical people!

Here I am with two monkey dolls that I made for my granddaughters Christmas 2005.




And with my husband and our dogs for our Christmas card last year.



And with my sweet Mom who, when I was young, paid for my piano lessons for 10 years, took me to classical music concerts, bought or sewed pretty dresses for my recitals, encouraged me to practice, praised me and made sure I had a good piano to play.



Lorna
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/07/07 09:23 PM

Ooohhh Lorna,

So nice to "see" you after all our private message exchanges! Lovely pictures - happy people, dogs and monkeys too!

I can feel the anticipation of getting your piano in the mail. The assembly is actually quite easy, but just be careful you don't hurt yourself when moving the box. It's really heavy! (I pulled my back really badly, since I was impatient and tried to slide and move the box by myself before my hubby was ready to help.)

Can't wait to hear you at the piano bars and recitals. You will do that, won't you??

Welcome to the piano family!
Posted by: Lorna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/07/07 10:21 PM

Rosanna,
Yes, I'll be sure to post to the piano bars and recitals once I get a piece polished up. When I'm listening to my cds of classical music, I recall that, oh, yes, I have played this or that piece long ago, and perhaps after some practice I can play as well again. I have maturity and sensitivity on my side now! ;\) And a strong desire to play!

Thanks for your warning about the piano box weight. Think we'll open the box on the deck or sidewalk and bring in parts one at a time. I still have to finish painting the room where we'll place the piano. To record and upload music to the forum the piano will need to be fairly close to the office & computer, unless there are really long USB cables available.

Thanks for the welcome! And I'll post my "story" on the other thread sometime soon!

Lorna
Posted by: PerformingYak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/07/07 11:21 PM

Finally.... this is me... looking very..um... happy?
Taken at an "into africa" party-hence the shirt
[IMG] Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket [/IMG]
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/07/07 11:24 PM

Lorna,

While the whole big box adds up to some weight, the only really heavy item in the box is the keyboard itself. All the other parts are no biggie. The bench is in its own separate box, also not too heavy, is inside the big box. Just read the instruction about how to *properly* carry the keyboard.

I agree with you about maturity and sensitivity. I also feel that I have more emotional and musical input when I play a piece now. I don't remember having that feeling at all as a teenager - only feelings of rebellion \:D
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/07/07 11:31 PM

Hmm, Performing Yak, I think you have an invisible cloak on... You didn't put anything between the image tags... But I am sure you looked happy with an african party shirt \:\)
Posted by: pianojerome

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/07/07 11:39 PM

Posted by: BB Player

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/07/07 11:52 PM

Great picture Sam! You really look like you're caught up in the piece you're playing.
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/07/07 11:52 PM

Lorna, those are great pictures - and there's certainly a family resemblance between you and your mom.

Performing Yak - great picture! I love to see people laugh! Lorna's and your signatures are funny, too.

Sam - that's from your Scarlatti video, right? I was so busy listening to the music that I hadn't realized you'd color-coordinated your clothes with the room and the piano \:D And it turns out that not only are you one of the nicest guys on here, but really good-looking, too!

What a nice group of people we have around here -

Cathy
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/07 12:19 AM

hmm, I don't know how jotur can see Performing Yak's picture. All I see is "[IMG] [/IMG]" in her post. Do other people see Yak's picture too? If so what may I (or my computer) be doing wrong?
Posted by: mahlzeit

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/07 04:35 AM

Rosanna: the code Performing Yak used to include the pic is a little shakey, but it's weird that you're not seeing it. Click here to see it
Posted by: Oxfords Gal

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/07 07:59 AM

What a nice bunch of people.

Piano again, I love horses too. All animals really, take care of those babies we are their voices.

Pianoob, what an angelic looking young man. I bet your mom is proud.

Sam looks like a virtuoso very intense. Nice pic

Sideshow looks like a new version of super hunky \:D teee heee

yak, nice leopard outfit. Looks like you're having a nice time. great smile

Lorna, ahhhh Lorna I love what you wrote about your mom. Those are some awesome pictures of you and your mom, hubby and pups. Loved it!!!!
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/07 09:25 AM

Wow! Lots of new pics since I last looked at this thread. Everyone looks wonderful!
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/07 11:45 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Rosanna:
hmm, I don't know how jotur can see Performing Yak's picture. All I see is "[IMG] [/IMG]" in her post. Do other people see Yak's picture too? If so what may I (or my computer) be doing wrong? [/b]
Rosanna - you're in the Twilight Zone - Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha \:\)

Cathy
Posted by: LaValse

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/07 12:22 PM

It's all this flamenco sitar she listens to - it was bound to mess with her head eventually...

\:\)
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/07 02:04 PM

Mahlzeit, my techno guru, thanks again. I don't know why I see what I see. [humming twilight zone theme song...] Want to visit San Francisco? You can be my house guest (and fix my computer!) Also entertain me with your compositions!

LaValse, if there is much of a S. Indian population in Mumbles, do you notice how they bob their head in a very uniquely Indian way - whether while listening or making music, or during conversations - it's a most endearing movement to me. It can mean anything including but not limited to "Yes", "No", "maybe", "Good", "Bad", etc. Theowne, you can vouch for that right? I do that too when I listen to "flamenco sitar" - Don't know why - but that may have shaken my brain loose! haha.

BTW (cross thread discussion here), I attended Ravi & Anoushka Shankar's concert last week. I just love Ravi! Anoushka is technically superb, but Ravi transcends. He is getting quite frail, but when he plays, it's just awesome.
Posted by: Lorna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/07 09:23 PM

Glad you like the photos, Oxfords Gal and jotur. I have some crazy ones of me in a blonde disheveled wig from Halloween, but you know, first impressions and the like . . . I already have a reputation for being wacky with my family, guess eventually it will surface here too :p

Yes, my mom is greatest fan - she can hardly wait until I'm playing Clair de Lune and Moonlight Sonata as beautifully as I did at age 12. I hope to be doing just that by her 83rd birthday next year! Doesn't she look great? And that's without lipstick!!

My Kawai CE200 has been shipped - I can hardly wait - though I awoke at 4am . The only place that seems feasible is in the office - proximity to the computer.

And IrishMak - hope you have a quick return to radiant health!

Rosanna - I too love Ravi and Anoushka's music. Glad you got to hear them.

I gave a piano lesson to my nearly 7 yr. old granddaughter today - she's really coming along - I am a cross between Shirley MacLaine in The Piano Teacher (spicey, eccentric and demanding) and Sister Anselm, my own Catholic School piano teacher (encouraging, gentle but firm).

We met F# today and she made her first chord - in John Thompson's Teaching Little Fingers to Play. It's a delight to see her fingers getting more confident. And she loves the stickers Grandma places at the top of each page well done!
Posted by: PerformingYak

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/11/07 08:38 PM

I did, I did put something in between, I can see it! I can't see pianojeromes (sam) though.....
Posted by: PianoN00b

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/11/07 09:58 PM

Ooh, Sam gots stylezz.
Posted by: Boira

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/15/07 10:51 AM

That's me!
Ouch! It's usually me who's behind the camera taking pictures... can you believe that I didn't have any of myself? I had to take this one today during lunch break!

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1719/boirajq9.jpg

Posted by: BB Player

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/15/07 11:24 AM

Boira,

Thanks for posting your picture. It's always nice to be able to put a face with the name!
Posted by: gaffster

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/16/07 06:59 PM


me playing the bass and the bass?
Posted by: Kazukisan

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/17/07 08:18 AM

Me about a half a year ago.
Posted by: rocky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/19/07 07:42 AM

Since it was mentioned in another thread, I thought I would bump this one up!! \:D
Posted by: TX-Dennis

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/19/07 11:24 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by gaffster:

me playing the bass and the bass? [/b]
Isn't that a red drum, not a bass?? \:D
Posted by: mullyman

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/19/07 11:55 PM

This was taken this afternoon after our Christmas party at school. No, I'm not standing on a chair.

Posted by: Seaside_Lee

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/20/07 08:29 AM

You look different without the hat gaffster!!

is everyone else sitting down mullyman??

Hi Lorna nice pics, lovely smile Yak (you do look happy)

Sam, like the piano playing picture

Its nice to put the faces to new names too..kazukisan, Boira, 85Dave, PianN00B (so young! OMG I'm getting old)

great piccies folks


Lee \:\)
Posted by: mullyman

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/20/07 10:45 AM

Nope, just the girls up front. The ones next to me are all standing.....even that tiny one on the far right. hehe!! I'm 6'1. It's not too hard to find me in a crowd over here. hehe!!
MULLY
Posted by: BB Player

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/20/07 10:50 AM

Cute picture Mully! I like the "Red Nosed reindeer" in the front!
Posted by: playadom

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/20/07 09:55 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mullyman:
This was taken this afternoon after our Christmas party at school. No, I'm not standing on a chair.

[/b]
外人!
\:D
Posted by: Triryche

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/20/07 10:04 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by gaffster:
me playing the bass and the bass? [/b]
Nice!!
LMAO
Posted by: mullyman

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/20/07 10:26 PM

おもしろい! 外国のパソコンで漢字できるね。なんで?
マリ
Posted by: gaffster

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/23/07 11:45 AM

Yep TX-Dennis, but in some parts, a red drum is also known as a redfish or a "channel bass."
I released that one., hope she's still swimming.

we got "drums" and a "bass" we just need a pianofish.
Posted by: mahlzeit

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/23/07 12:23 PM

Did someone say pianofish ?
Posted by: Van

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 12/23/07 02:09 PM

That's neat, Matthijs, is that anything like a babel fish? Put it in your ear and instantly know how to play piano? \:D
Posted by: RobM

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/24/08 06:31 PM

Oooh I like these topics, hope you don't mind me bringing it back to life after 4 months. As I'm new here, I thought I'd introduce myself properly.....

Here's me with my mum in Padstow, Cornwall (south-west UK). It was taken a few weeks ago when I was back home from University for my 'study' break over Easter.


And here is my setup when I'm at University in Reading (not too far from London for all you non-UK people ;\) ). Excuse the taccy decor and the mess, its just a cheap rented student house - I'll be moving out next month anyway after I graduate.


I wish I could afford, and had space for, a proper piano like I've seen in many of your photos. But on the other hand, I do like my synths! As much as I love my good old Fantom-S, 61 keys just isn't enough anymore now that I'm attempting to learn some more advanced piano pieces. I hope to upgrade to a Roland Fantom G8 (88 weighted keys) or perhaps the G7 (76 semi-weighted keys) as soon as I can afford one!
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/24/08 07:15 PM

Hi Rob,
that's a very happy picture of you and your mum (haha, spelled the British way \:\) ) Actually your student room looks a lot neater than some others I have seen!
Posted by: LaValse

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/24/08 07:52 PM

Hi Rosanna,

British-American English differences are interesting aren't they. The big one I think is "gotten" - something simply not used over here now for some reason, unless it's part of "ill-gotten-gains". But it's perfectly good English - just out of fashion. Have you read Bill Bryson's book called "Mother Tongue" - it's really interesting, funny and has an explanation for "gotten"...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mother-Tongue-Language-Bill-Bryson/dp/014014305X

PS: In Wales (and other parts of UK?) mum has yet another variation of mam... My father called his mom mam but I call my mom mum.

\:\)
Posted by: BB Player

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/24/08 10:36 PM

Hi Rob and thanks for introducing yourself! You mentioned you were graduating soon (congratulations!). What did you major in at university?
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/25/08 12:19 AM

LaValse,
Actually I was educated in Hong Kong during its British colonial days. I used to address my mom as "Mammy" and sometimes "Mummy" when writing a card or a note. I didn't even know about the spelling "Mommy" back then. I have *never* heard the word "gotten" as a past participle until I came to the US. (Wow, when was the last time I ever use the term "past participle"! Now we're really talking!) I thought "gotten" was just an American colloquialism. And of course I "spelt" all my words the British way, and pronounced them that way too - until I experienced enough strange and non-comprehending stares, and teases from college friends. Now my accent is totally American, although I rather fancy an Oxford accent. ;\)

As for Bill Bryson, I have read many of his books. Love them all, as I have done quite a bit of travelling myself and can very much relate to his humorous and insightful persperctive. But I haven't read "Mother Tongue". Will check it out from the library.

I guess since this is an OT thread, I don't need to apologize for being OT!
Posted by: RobM

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/25/08 08:42 AM

Haha, I'm glad I was able to spark this interesting discussion just by spelling "mum" the way I did. Fantastic! I actually thought that "mum" was the accepted spelling everywhere, and that "mom" was more of a slang expression. See, I'm already learning things from this forum! \:D

Thanks for the congrats BB Player, but its a little early for that - I should have said that I'm 'hoping' to graduate in just over a month. I'm actually just about to do my final year exams, so fingers crossed! Oh and I 'major in' (haha, thats something else we don't say in the UK) Computer Science by the way.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/25/08 08:45 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Rosanna:
Actually your student room looks a lot neater than some others I have seen! [/b]
Yeah... where's the tower of pizza boxes and the beer can pyramid? \:D
Posted by: Jamie147

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/28/08 10:33 AM



This is Xena my 4th Rottie. Don't let the appearance fool you. She's almost 10 and still as crazy as ever but I couldn't have her any other way.
Posted by: Jamie147

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/28/08 10:44 AM




Me on stage at the Roadmender, Northampton, UK around 1999 in a band called Black Haze. Can't remember much from those days \:D
Posted by: Rickster

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/28/08 11:00 AM

Hi All,

I saw this thread and thought I would post a pic of myself and my sweet Tokai G180 grand piano.

I enclosed my garage just so I would have room for a grand piano. It is now my music room and I love it.

Best regards,

Rickster

***Edit*** I tried to resize my pic and it did not work.
Posted by: RatMan

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/28/08 11:25 AM

Ok...since this thread has risen to the top again, here's one of me in my natural habitat:


That rat rod belongs to a friend. Mine is still under construction. I hope to have it out on the salt flats this summer.

And one of my organ:



It was in the center of the room so I could work on it. It didn't run when I got it. Now it makes very nice music.
Posted by: Mati

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/28/08 12:33 PM

So, I'll take the plunge and introduce myself properly too \:\) Here I am, with my precious violin in front of my precious piano.

Posted by: billyshears66

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/28/08 03:45 PM



Showing my son my ever too expensive hobby!
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My new passion that ends up being way cheaper
Photobucket



Son showing an early interest! 13months old.
Photobucket

Photobucket


Me with my beautiful, understanding, wonderful wife! and our son... he is 5 months old in this pic... born with full head of hair (makes me jealous), he is almost 14months now
Photobucket
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/28/08 06:11 PM

Very nice "meeting" all of you and your other hobbies. Great pix all.
Posted by: KaylaX

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/25/08 08:44 PM

Im going to take a huge leap here and show you guys who Aspenxtreme is: Here is a mug shot of me.


Have a great weekend, AspenX
Posted by: KaylaX

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/25/08 08:59 PM

Billyshears 66,

How did you get your pictures to open on the page???

Nice pics by the way. \:\)

AspenX

You and your family have a wonderfull Memorial Day weekend!!!
Posted by: TThomas

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/25/08 09:00 PM

OMG, AspenX, your daughter looks just like you! You both have such pretty smiles! \:\)

Tina
Posted by: KaylaX

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/25/08 09:04 PM

I can thank my mom for the smile. Thank you for the compliment. My daughter is my "Mini Me". I play the piano so she wants to play the piano. Im hoping that her and I can play duets in the future!!!!

Thanks AspenX ( actually its Isa )
Posted by: Less Rubato

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/25/08 09:22 PM

I'll take the leap. This is my piano.



My son has been playing for a little while now (almost 2 years) and we had been using an older console. Haven't been able to sell it yet. When this one arrived, he said, "Hey mom....YOU use the old one and I'll use THIS one!" :rolleyes:

LR
Posted by: billyshears66

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/27/08 07:22 AM

aspenxtreme,

I upload my pics to photobucket, and then they provide a link that you copy and paste into the text box of the forum.

Hope this helps!
Posted by: melissa d

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/27/08 01:33 PM

I guess I can share too. This is me and my family.
my family

Cheers

I tried to upload the picture but it is not working for me. I will try again later :rolleyes:
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/27/08 02:47 PM

Nice pix, Melissa and Aspen.
Posted by: Riddler

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/28/08 01:56 AM

Me at the piano....

There's a story....

You may remember a homicide a few years ago involving a bride and groom on a cruise for their honeymoon. Late at night there was (allegedly) some hanky panky going on between the bride and some cruise line staff members, and one thing led to another, until eventually the groom wound up in the drink.

Fast forward several months, and there I was blissfully noodling at the piano where it all started - in the the bar on the top deck of the cruise ship. My wife and I were on a cruise with a bunch of friends, and I had sat down at the piano for my daily fix. I was aware of the incident but didn't realize that it had started in this particular bar. Some friends wandered in, stopped to listen, took the photo, and proceeded to tell me the whole story - gruesome details included. I was not even sure I believed it all till I watched a news documentary a few months later.

Every time I look at that photo, I think I see spots on the wall, and then I wonder.......

Ed


Posted by: Barbara G

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/28/08 02:30 AM

Hello Melissa. It is wonderful to see what others look like...after guessing when they post for a while. You seen to have a very loving family. To answer your question about "How to get the paicture to show": When I have uploaded pictures I often have to go back to the edit mode and remove a space from "IMG" and the link to the picture location. Something about PW reply software often adds this wrong space. As to what "we" look like see my pictures in our shopping adventure and recent "Steinbuhler small keyboard" threads.
Posted by: txncupcake

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/15/08 04:49 PM

Hi from Texas! I have never played the piano, so I'm new at all of this. I've been reading "Piano for Dummies" since my husband told me that he was buying me a digital piano for my upcoming bday. (I received the shipment on my ypg 635 on Friday the 13th!) Now, I am trying my best to learn as much as possible before school begins in August. (I am an elementary school teacher.) My husband is adjusting as best as he can to the weather here in Texas. It's wayyyy different than weather in the UK! Photobucket
Posted by: KaylaX

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/15/08 06:13 PM

Welcome to the forum txncupcake!!!!!!

Im a newbie piano player ( only been at it for 2 months ), and only been on this forum for 2-month too!!!!HOw long have you been on this forum??

P.S Nice photo \:D

AspenX
Posted by: txncupcake

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 06/15/08 09:45 PM

Ty aspenx! I've just joined this forum in June, and everyone here has been very helpful and friendly.

Photobucket
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 03:48 PM

Just got around to transferring the pics from our vacation (all 1,013 of them! You will be relieved to hear that I am sparing you 1,011 of them. \:D ).

Here's me and my daughter, Athena, sitting in an ancient Roman house in the Herculaneum site:



And this is me at Agrigentum. I don't like how I photograph most of the time, but this one came out pretty nice.

Posted by: Lisztener

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 04:14 PM

Monica,

Great photos! I sure envy you your trip in a most friendly way.

Before Hunk gets here and begins to drool, remember, Lexington and Columbus are relatively close together. Let's skip the spouses and meet half way at a piano bar...? :3hearts:

I'm teasing, of course. ;\)

It looks like you had the vacation of a lifetime. What an appropriate and beautiful name, "Athena", for your darling daughter.

Thanks for sharing your fond memories. \:D

Respectfully,

Lisztener
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 04:22 PM

\:D Columbus ISN'T that far away, but my hubby's a pretty decent guy so I'll hang onto him for a while. ;\)

But one of these days we need to have a piano party in this neighborhood and get rocky and everybody else in driving distance to show up. Cincy would be a good compromise, if we have a PW party-thrower there.
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 05:19 PM

Nice pictures, Monica. Of course, I can't ever guess what someone looks like, but now that I see you, you look just like the straight forward, down-to-earth, competent, attractive woman that's 20 years younger than I am that I would have expected \:\)

Whoops, got to go! lightning and light dimmers!

Cathy
Posted by: KaylaX

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 05:26 PM

HI Monica,

Cool Pix. Its alway cool to be able to put a face with a name. I have my picture somewhere in this thread ( I Think), but I know I have my pic in the summer pic thread that was floating around recently. I wish I lived closer, I would join you guys for a piano party anyday!!!!
I hope you are having a great 4th of July weekend.
AspenX
Posted by: KaylaX

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 05:27 PM

TXncupcake,
How is the piano playing coming along????
Posted by: Mati

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 06:38 PM

Monica, what a wonderful trip you must have had! \:D You look stunning on these photos, you know? It's great the thread has been resurected. I put my picture and forgot about it, and now I browsed through all 37 pages to get some face-person connections in my brain! \:\)

M.
Posted by: RobM

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 08:46 PM

Oooh yay, some more piccies! Its good to see this thread again. Thats a great photo txncupcake, it looks like you had a fantastic wedding day! Nice looking doggie too. \:\)

Wow Monica, you and your daughter look so much alike judging by that one picture of you both. I like how you have different pairs of sunglasses for different outfits by the way, very classy! Haha.

I mentioned on the previous page that I was about to take my final exams at university and was hoping to graduate.....and now I have! \:D I thought I'd post a couple of photos just to prove that I can occasionally look fairly smart if I try hard enough.....

Here's me with my parents, looking smart before going in to my graduation ceremony:


And here is me enjoying a well-deserved beer after sitting through my graduation ceremony:
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 08:58 PM

Congratulations, Rob on graduating! Your mom looks so proud of you. \:\) And after sitting through a long graduation ceremony, *I'd* need a beeer (or four) myself. \:D

What does the future hold for you now?
Posted by: polostrings

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/05/08 09:56 PM

Monica K, nice photos, except those rocks behind you could be from anywhere? You sure that's Italy. :p

Rob M, congrats! Isn't Foster's , Australian for Beer? \:D
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 12:01 AM

Congrats RobM on your graduation.

Monica, cool pix. Looks like you have a good vacation (if you took over 1000 pix!)
Posted by: Key Notes

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 12:39 AM

Nice meeting everyone eventhough I've only seen a few photos on this page, I'm sure that I've conversed with a few others by now.

Monica, you and your daughter looks very nice and I love her name. So classically unique.

RobM, Congrats on your graduating! Hope your future will be bright and beautiful.

Key Notes \:\)
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 04:00 AM

Great pics everyone.

Monica, should things not work out with Lisztener, you and I can still run away together like we always planned . We could change our names back to Monique and Borris Beefcakes and start a new life! \:D .

Whadaya say?

BTW, your lookin kinda slinky in that blue dress ;\) :3hearts: .
Posted by: Debbie57

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 08:19 AM

I'm always behind the lens, so had to dig for this shot of me looking worse than usual:)and prior to selling the digital for an upright. (That would Corky, one of several birds who like to supervise practice). Actually it's more of an "All about Corky" shot.

Posted by: apple*

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 08:50 AM

nice to see photos of you Monica!
Posted by: lizzy's dad

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 04:30 PM

txncupcake - nice wedding photo. Congratulations. Cute puppy. Welcome to the Forum!

Monica K - boy, that sounded like a cool vacation. You really do make that dress look good.

RobM - Congratulations to you too.

Debbie57 - Be careful, Corky looks a little exicted.

l's dad
Posted by: RatMan

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 11:23 PM

This has been a very interesting thread. I think I've learned more about people on this forum through this one than any other single thread.

As for myself, I've been busier than a 3-tailed cat under a rocking chair. Racing, car shows, working on music with my oldest son...and then last week I realized that I'd worn my camera out. After 30,000 shots, the Canon Rebel XT stopped autofocusing. Not completely, but enough that it wasn't reliable. I had to do some testing to make sure it was the camera body and not the lenses or the nut behind the steering wheel. No, it seems that it's a common problem with the Rebel series. Bummer.

Since the biggest car show in the state was held last weekend, I didn't want to miss it because of an unreliable camera. So I rushed right out in a buying frenzy and bought a Canon 40D. I moved from the "prosumer" (a contrived word meant to blur the distinction between professional and consumer) level to the bottom of the pro line. There are a whole lotta non-professionals that use the 40D as well. Long story short, my Visa card loves me; I'm gonna hate the payments when they come due. But it's a great camera and I had planned to upgrade in the spring, anyway.

And the A/C in the Suburban croaked. So that took numerous hours to fix...but at least I had a cool ride to the car show. If I'd known how crowded and hot the show was gonna be, I might have put the purchase off. It was a lot more than my lone wolf self felt comfortable with. But I charged on ahead (I'd already charged a camera, why not the show?) and started shooting. After 3 hours and over 300 photos, I found that I was ready to kill the next person who walked in front of me and the camera. I decided that it was time for a nice air-conditioned drive home. And I even practiced a bit before I left and again when I got back.

Here's one shot of a 59 Caddy fin and taillight assembly:


A car show just wouldn't be complete without a pink 59 Cadillac.

I've got a bunch more photos to edit, web pages to generate, a Marcello adagio (organ) and a Herbie Mann piece (bass) to learn before Thursday when my theory teacher comes to jam again. Oh...and 2 cruise nites to photograph. I have no idea how I ever held a job before retirement.

Thanks to all who've posted photos. I've enjoyed them immensely. Keep shooting!
Posted by: RatMan

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 11:34 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
Just got around to transferring the pics from our vacation (all 1,013 of them! You will be relieved to hear that I am sparing you 1,011 of them. \:D ).

Here's me and my daughter, Athena, sitting in an ancient Roman house in the Herculaneum site:

And this is me at Agrigentum. I don't like how I photograph most of the time, but this one came out pretty nice.
[/b]
Ahhh...I envy your vacation, especially Herculaneum. I haven't been to Europe in almost 40 years and it's not likely that I'll go back. But archaeological sites would be very high on my list of things to see. I felt very fortunate to be able to visit Athens in 1969 while I was in the military. I was on temporary duty on Crete and had a chance to fly to Athens for a weekend. What a wonderful experience.

I'd love to see those additional 1011 pictures. \:\)

I hope your vacation was wonderfully enjoyable and that your daughter understands just how fortunate she is to have these experiences. Awesome!
Posted by: RatMan

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 11:44 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Debbie57:
I'm always behind the lens, so had to dig for this shot of me looking worse than usual:)and prior to selling the digital for an upright. (That would Corky, one of several birds who like to supervise practice). Actually it's more of an "All about Corky" shot.[/b]
Wonderful "Corky shot." I'm kinda like you...on the other side of the lens. And I've had my share of parrots. Enough to last me the rest of my life, as a matter of fact. My wife had a conure that was just insufferable. Much worse that a 2 year old. But it could be very loving and almost empathetic. More toward her than me, but it was a love-hate thing, I spose.

What are your next photographic targets? I know mine are more hot rods and kustoms...and then a NASCAR West race at the beginning of August, followed by Speed Week on the Salt Flats. I was offered (without asking) media credentials for an event called "GT Live." I've never seen so many "import tunerz" in one place at the same time. Not really my thing, but I felt like I had to accept the invitation, or I might not get another one. That's where I realized my camera was going south on me:
Click the GT Live and Formula D Drift link

I had to work like crazy to post-process the photos to overcome the false autofocus problem. Now I need to decide about getting my Rebel fixed to use as a spare camera or to give to my daughter-in-law.

Anyway, great to see a photo of you and Corky!
Posted by: Dave123

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 11:49 PM


A recent trip to the national parks sorry a poor picture here but this is Lake Louise one of the most beautiful spots on earth when the sun shines



We walked back a few killometers for this picture

My better half and myself in the parks. our 35 th wedding anniversary, sporting a trendy 5 o'clock shadow
Posted by: TX-Dennis

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/06/08 11:56 PM

RatMan, we just got home from a free local concert. Outside the concert was a mini car show that featured, of all things, a pink 59 Cadillac with "Elvis" in the backseat along with a bright yellow 55 T-Bird, along with a few mustangs and camaros and some I didn't recognize. Darnit, I didn't take a camera, but those cars were pretty slick. The singer, a local girl called Manda Hill, wasn't half bad either. She and her guitar put on a pretty decent show, well worth the price of admission. \:D
Posted by: Dave123

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/08 12:36 AM

opps I think I should have put my pics in OT pictures of summer, Oh well I never said I was too bright
Posted by: Key Notes

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/08 12:54 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by RatMan:
Here's one shot of a 59 Caddy fin and taillight assembly:


A car show just wouldn't be complete without a pink 59 Cadillac. [/b]
Ooohhh...Sexy!
Posted by: RatMan

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/08 08:10 AM

Well....yes...in a way. There's some disagreement about the symbolism of these taillights. Some say they represent a stylized rocket ship, others say a woman's breasts.

There's no question about the front bumpers Cadillac used for a long time:



It's not to hard to see the symbolism there.

Btw, that's not a bad way treatment for a hearse. I could live with that. \:\) It would go well with my pinstriped bass and coffin-shaped case. \:D

Dennis: Too bad ya left the camera at home. But the pink Cadillac is pretty much a cliche. I would have expected the T-bird to be turquoise, red or white. Those seem to be the "regular" colors for them...like 57 Chevy white over turquoise and 55 Chevy salmon and black. Many, many cliches in old cars. The yellow Deuce coupe, the black, flamed 32 Ford roadster, the 49 Mercury with the chopped top (many times a dark candy apple red) and so on. But it sounds like you got to see a pretty kool show.
Posted by: Lisztener

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/08 07:23 PM

Hey Hunk,

Looks like we both need to keep an eye on Greg. Did you hear his report that he was riding around the Lexington, KY area? :p

Moderators are as sneaky as women are fickle. Uh-Oh! I'd better drag my foot out of my mouth, then keep my big mouth shut. :rolleyes: \:D

Lisztener
Posted by: RickG

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/07/08 07:39 PM

I love the '59 Cadillac. I always wanted one since I was a kid. But it wouldn't fit in the garage and I am not much of a mechanic. It probably would be a money pit which I don't need at this time. LOL
Posted by: TX-Dennis

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/08/08 12:05 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by RatMan:

Dennis: Too bad ya left the camera at home. But the pink Cadillac is pretty much a cliche. I would have expected the T-bird to be turquoise, red or white. Those seem to be the "regular" colors for them...like 57 Chevy white over turquoise and 55 Chevy salmon and black. Many, many cliches in old cars. The yellow Deuce coupe, the black, flamed 32 Ford roadster, the 49 Mercury with the chopped top (many times a dark candy apple red) and so on. But it sounds like you got to see a pretty kool show. [/b]
Yeah, the turquoise seems to be the most common color I've seen for T Birds. A buddy in high school had a very pale yellow one, but this one in the show was a bright sunny yellow. That is definitely NOT an original color. \:D
Posted by: kathyk

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/11/08 04:32 PM

This is an amazing thread. I spent about an hour the other night thumbing through it. I was tickled to finally see Monica's picture. You look just like I'd imagined - maybe because your avatar looks like you.

Someone in their spare time should index the photos by name and page and get Frank to pin it to the beginning of the thread. We did that over at the WTF picture thread, and it makes a handy reference.
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/11/08 06:32 PM

Kathyk,
Copper just renewed a thread (From 2006) that has pretty much what you suggested. The thread should be on page 1 (or 2) of ABF still - titled something like "2006 class photo".
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/12/08 07:18 PM

I've thoroughly enjoyed getting a peek at everyone; their families and hobbies.

May I add to the list? The photo was taken this March in Vysehrad Castle park in Prague. Incidentally, about 100 yards from both Dvorak & Smetana's graves!

Left to right: my daughter Katie (who plays piano also), my mother Shirley (sporting babushka. It was COLD!) and me!




Prague is also home to what must be the world's largest metronome... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Metronome
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/12/08 07:21 PM

So sorry, double post. I really need to remember what those little pictures represent!
Posted by: kathyk

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/13/08 01:35 PM

Nice pic Jeanie. Isn't Prague enchanting?

Rosana, thanks for the tip. I just realized that the reason I thought I already knew what Monica looked like is b/c she posted a pic when this thread first started. Duh!
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/14/08 09:28 AM

Lovely photo, Jeanie. I stood in almost exactly the same spot back in 2003.

That was before I got into classical music, so I had no idea the two graves were right beside where I was \:\(
Posted by: U S A P T

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/14/08 12:22 PM

Oh my God a 1959 Cadillac.

Here's me in the 1980s. I used to hire out my 1959 Caddy for extra cash.

Here is me, Patsy Cline and "Ernestine" (from the phone company) arriving in style at a Texas bash.

Posted by: Lisztener

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/14/08 01:49 PM

JeanieA,

I envy your trip to Prague. Around a year ago a close friend, who now is a U.S. citizen, visited her mother and sister in her and their native Slovakia living near the Chezcoslovakian border. She brought back and gave to me a beautiful coffee table book chock full of photos of Prague, where she, her mother and sister visited.

I certainly hope to visit such a beautiful and historic city.

Thanks for the photo. I'll bet you all had the time of your life. \:D

Regards,

Lisztener
Posted by: sleepingcats

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/14/08 02:47 PM

There have been some beautiful pictures up recently, and I agree it's nice to have a face with the avatar name. Beware! I finally decided to post my picture. I have 4 cats, but the stuffed ones on the piano don't count! \:\)

Posted by: JeanieA

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/14/08 03:10 PM

kathyk: Yes, we loved the city although next time will plan the visit for later in the year when it's warmer. We did enjoy the Easter markets, though!

Euan: too bad you missed the 'grave tour,' you were so very close! I have attached the photos I took of both burial sites so you can have the virtual experience. The Czechs have a much different attitude toward cemeteries than we do. Every one we visited was well-kept, family members still tend to graves of long gone ancestors. They are very pleasant, pretty places to visit!




Lisztener: It was a wonderful trip, we did go for my Mom's benefit as her grandmother emigrated from Prague in the early 1900s. Mom grew up with stories of the old country and longed to go and see it for years. We finally got around to it this year. I'd love to go back and spend the entire trip going to concerts. The city is chock full of music, concerts everywhere at all times of the day, all types of music. People are walking the streets with all kinds of instrument cases and music portfolios. We did find time to go to a piano concert at the Rudolfinium (and shopped the basement music store: my copy of Czerny was purchased there) and go to the Theatre of the Estates for a performance of The Magic Flute. I would have loved to do a lot more.
Posted by: Lisztener

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/14/08 04:18 PM

sleepingcats,

It's not frequent enough that we see a beautiful woman posing with a beautiful piano. ;\)

Pay no attention to my flirtatious talk. I'm just one who cannot resist commenting on beauty. \:D

Regards,

Lisztener
Posted by: Lisztener

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/14/08 04:24 PM

JeanieA,

 Quote:
Originally posted by JeanieA:
kathyk: Yes, we loved the city although next time will plan the visit for later in the year when it's warmer. We did enjoy the Easter markets, though!

Euan: too bad you missed the 'grave tour,' you were so very close! I have attached the photos I took of both burial sites so you can have the virtual experience. The Czechs have a much different attitude toward cemeteries than we do. Every one we visited was well-kept, family members still tend to graves of long gone ancestors. They are very pleasant, pretty places to visit!




Lisztener: It was a wonderful trip, we did go for my Mom's benefit as her grandmother emigrated from Prague in the early 1900s. Mom grew up with stories of the old country and longed to go and see it for years. We finally got around to it this year. I'd love to go back and spend the entire trip going to concerts. The city is chock full of music, concerts everywhere at all times of the day, all types of music. People are walking the streets with all kinds of instrument cases and music portfolios. We did find time to go to a piano concert at the Rudolfinium (and shopped the basement music store: my copy of Czerny was purchased there) and go to the Theatre of the Estates for a performance of The Magic Flute. I would have loved to do a lot more. [/b]
Wonderful photos and a heartwarming story.

Thank you for sharing your touching experience.

Regards,

Lisztener
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/14/08 09:37 PM

USAPT, Your picture looks just like a 50's poster. Very cool!

Sleepcats, that's a very lovely picture.

JeanieA, I heard from many people that Prague is a very beautiful city. Dvorak's grave is pretty impressive!
Paris also has a very famous cemetery (its name alludes me right now.) There are *many* famous people buried there - poets, musicians, writers, etc. Jim Morrison's grave is there and there were/are always a crowd of hippies gathered there, smoking pot! (in memory of Morrison?)

 Quote:
Pay no attention to my flirtatious talk. I'm just one who cannot resist commenting on beauty.
Lisztener, haha! And I can't help commenting on a good sense of humor.
Posted by: sleepingcats

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 01:03 AM

Lisztener, you're very sweet........thank you! \:\)

sc
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 11:07 AM

Rosanna, it's Pere Lachaise in Paris. It's really weird, but still a thrill to be close to such famous people although the current "vertical elevation" is not the same!
Posted by: pianoexcellence

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 12:58 PM

Hope I did this right

Posted by: U S A P T

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 01:07 PM

pianoexcellence:

go back to photobucket and click on the bottom choice and it will add code to make the picture show.
Posted by: Lisztener

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 06:35 PM

Rosanna,

Rosanne Rosanna Danna,

Thank you, I think. \:D

Warm regards,

Lisztener
Posted by: Lisztener

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 06:52 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Lisztener:
sleepingcats,

It's not frequent enough that we see a beautiful woman posing with a beautiful piano. ;\)

Pay no attention to my flirtatious talk. I'm just one who cannot resist commenting on beauty. \:D

Regards,

Lisztener [/b]
sleepingcats,

 Quote:
Originally posted by sleepingcats:
There have been some beautiful pictures up recently, and I agree it's nice to have a face with the avatar name. Beware! I finally decided to post my picture. I have 4 cats, but the stuffed ones on the piano don't count! \:\)

[/b]
 Quote:
Originally posted by sleepingcats:
Lisztener, you're very sweet........thank you! \:\)

sc [/b]
You are sincerely welcome, madame. \:\)

Best regards,

Lisztener
Posted by: Rerun

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 08:28 PM

Nice Beamer PE .... SleepingCats, I wish the heck I was that good lookin'... Your smile and eyes brightened my day. \:\)
Posted by: Kurisu SARU

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 09:35 PM

Time to put myself out there too I guess.

I am very new to forums, so it is nice to meet all of you.

After I have been scouring without being a member for a while, I feel like I know you all a bit more than anyone knows me. But hopefully that will change. ;]

This is me.



Posted by: BB Player

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 09:56 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoexcellence:
Hope I did this right

[/b]
Ah, another GT owner.
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/15/08 10:06 PM

Hi Kurisu, nice meeting you!
Posted by: pianoexcellence

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/16/08 12:20 AM

Greg,

Who else has one?
Posted by: BB Player

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/16/08 02:32 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoexcellence:
Greg,

Who else has one? [/b]
Me, a 2007. My 3rd BMW. This one only has 6k miles on it so far (trip planned for Sept. will change that), I put more than 275k combined on the first two.
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/17/08 07:30 PM

Hi everyone - I've enjoyed looking at all the photos in this thread. I haven't posted in this forum much in the last 2-3 years, but have been around for a while, so hi to those I know from years past and nice to meet you to those I just met through this thread. I'll make it a point to drop in a bit more often than every 2 years.

Here's my piano:



and me

THEN: and NOW:
Posted by: Lisztener

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/17/08 08:19 PM

plays88skeys,

You are another beautiful woman with a beautiful piano.

With proper deference to you, in an earlier post to another beautiful woman in this thread, I seem to have painted myself into a corner that requires a response from me whenever a beautiful woman with piano posts a photo in this thread. So, I'll try to withdraw, gracefully, from my self-imposed requirement after this sincere compliment to you.

Respectfully, \:\)

Lisztener
Posted by: plays88skeys

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/18/08 03:43 PM

Thank you, Lisztener. \:\)
Posted by: energy101

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/19/08 12:30 PM

Hey everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm another newbie here. I just posted my first post today (the great American novel titled "Advice please" sitting in the forum ;\) ) Anyway, to make up for that ridiculously long post I'll keep this short. My name is Lizzy and this is a not so great but accurate picture of me (on the left)!



I look forward to getting to know you all a lot better!
Posted by: Ted

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/21/08 07:08 AM

Ursine improviser in natural habitat

Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/02/08 05:29 PM

Just thought I would share some photos from today's working day:

I work as a geographic analyst for a mapping company, and my task today was to field-check a couple of pieces of data that appeared to be wrong in our database.

All in all, that took around 5 minutes of work. BUT, I had to spend around 10 hours driving around the west of Scotland to get to my locations. Which gave me the chance to take pics (excuse the quality of images - was using phone as I left my proper camera at home \:\( )

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9631/dsc00390ar7.jpg - this is called the 'Bridge Over The Atlantic'. Not often you get to drive over an ocean!
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/918/dsc00394eu9.jpg - Loch Gilphead looking south
http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/3883/dsc00399nd3.jpg - a rainstorm heading in over the Atlantic
http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/5559/dsc00401ma3.jpg - a tough opening golf hole, where you have to hit across the ocean when the tide is in! (Machrahanish Golf Club)
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1117/dsc00396kf5.jpg - the Isle of Jura in the distance. Those mountains looked much more spectacular in real life
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7389/dsc00406np1.jpg - Loch Fyne
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/4517/dsc00407es5.jpg - a nice waterfall I found.

Well, it sure beats a long day in the office \:\)
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/02/08 07:12 PM

Euan,
I absolutely love the pictures. They exude the feeling of Scotland (for me.) Thanks for posting them. My top 2 picks are the waterfall and the rainstorm coming in from the ocean.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/02/08 09:00 PM

Ooh, Euan, I want your job! But I gotta say I find it mighty suspicious that your database field-checking mission took you to a GOLF COURSE. ;\) \:D
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/02/08 09:02 PM

Thanks, Euan. I used to do a Scottish country dance called The Wind on Loch Fyne, and now I know what it looks like -

Cathy
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/03/08 06:47 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
Ooh, Euan, I want your job! But I gotta say I find it mighty suspicious that your database field-checking mission took you to a GOLF COURSE. ;\) \:D [/b]
The actual story is that I was working in the next village, when I saw a sign for that particular course. And since I had always wanted to see that golf hole, I kinda did a little 'diversion'.
Posted by: dannylux

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/03/08 09:28 AM

Great pics, Euan.

Your Loch Fyne pic reminds me of a scene from the wonderful, quirky movie Local Hero.

From Roger Ebert review:

"Here is a small film to treasure, a loving, funny, understated portrait of a small Scottish town and its encounter with a giant oil company...And what could have been a standard plot about conglomerates and ecology, etc., turns instead into a wicked study of human nature".


Mel
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/03/08 10:28 AM

"Local Hero" is one of my all-time favorite cult movies, Mel. "quirky" is a perfect adjective for it. The movie is so good on so many levels, not least of which is the stellar soundtrack by my favorite rock musician/guitarist, Mark Knopfler.

--Monica, who is reduced to giggling just thinking about the scene with the rabbit... \:D
Posted by: mydnyt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/03/08 11:15 AM

Hi there! Another newbie to the forums here... \:\)
It's awesome to see all your faces behind the screen names. Not to mention all the drool worthy piano and adorable kids and pets... \:\)

I don't have that many good pics online, but here're some that I think made the cut for sharing... \:\)

Me three years ago (far right) with my bestfriend and her BF as of then...

Chocolate Hills don't look so chocolatey during november....

Me a few months ago (center) with same best friend from last pic and my other best friend
Posted by: KaylaX

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/03/08 07:48 PM

Great Pics!!!!!Mydnyt.....

Chocolate Mtns Eh!!!!Maybe chocolate mint!!! They look pretty interesting though....Kinda like humps in the landscape. They are kinda cool... Thanks for posting....AspenX

I like the pic with you and your bestfriends. Thats definitely scrapbook material. You guys look like a cool bunch!!!!
Posted by: mydnyt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/03/08 11:18 PM

Yep! The Chocolate Hills, one of our must see tourist spots. It's also where you can find Tarsiers...

I don't have a piano of my own to show you guys and my only pets are fish. One day though, I'll be owning my own baby grand. Or an upright if space is lacking... But first I have to go through college.

BTW AspenX, I saw the post where you placed your pics, but the pics wont show...
Posted by: AnthonyB

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/11/08 09:33 PM

Here's what I actually look like for people that like faces to go along with names on the internet. \:\)

Posted by: Mark...

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/04/08 11:55 PM

Found this from my stay in NYC just after 9/11

I'm closest to camera

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1033821163035114512PAZxRD
Posted by: AnthonyB

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 10/27/08 12:20 AM

I decided to take one of them "action" shots with my camera on a timer since I've got nobody else around at the moment. Don't worry too much about posture at the piano since I had to hit the button on time and get over and start playing something. \:\)



[edited to another picture. This one without the flash that made horrible shadow right under my nose on the far wall]
Posted by: gt7891a

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 06:45 AM

Alright alright. I'll come out of the woodwork too.


40-year old me




**-year old wife (she's older than me!)




7-year old Vance




2-year old Evan

Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 06:57 AM

Great pics, gt7891a!
And happpy birthday as well \:\)

(Good to see this thread come alive again)
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 08:47 AM

Those are great photos, gt7891a! (scratches head over login name, though... \:D )

I have to say I don't know if I've ever seen a more adorable toddler in that pic of Evan. Please tell me that most of the time he's a holy terror so I don't get too much baby envy going on here. \:D
Posted by: TTigg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 09:54 AM

OK I'll play too, great thread with lots of great pics...

Mrs TTigg, Shannen (turned 15 yesterday!) and myself in London @ Xmas


Our Shepherds
Bali & Kanan


Zuma & Kanan


Kanan's a little bigger now!


And of course my other "baby" \:\)


Posted by: KaylaX

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 10:23 AM

Great pics TTigg!!!! That a white shepard isnt it??? I love shepards. I have a black and tan shepard. Although she is mostly black. She is the second shepard ive had. They are the greatest dogs. And what a great family, and of course, your piano is just FAB!!!!! Great photos, thanks for posting.

KaylaX
Posted by: TTigg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 10:58 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by KaylaX:
Great pics TTigg!!!! That a white shepard isnt it??? I love shepards. I have a black and tan shepard. Although she is mostly black. She is the second shepard ive had. They are the greatest dogs. And what a great family, and of course, your piano is just FAB!!!!! Great photos, thanks for posting.

KaylaX [/b]
Thanks,
Yep all 3 are white shepherds. Bali is more "cream" she's the oldest. Zuma (middle) is way more white and Kanen is the first boy and he's also very white..

Posted by: KaylaX

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 11:21 AM

Posted by: AnthonyB

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 02:26 PM

Nice new pictures.

Happy birthday gt7891a.

For a while there I thought I had somehow killed the thread. ;\)
Posted by: Kymber

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 02:48 PM

Awww.
Cute dog pictures.
I miss having a pet \:\(
Posted by: Rosanna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 03:07 PM

gt7891a and TTig,
Great to see you and your families. Piano players are a great looking bunch!


(Kayla,
I pm'ed you about how to reduce the size of your picture.)
Posted by: Betty Patnude

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/15/09 04:49 PM

Dear 40 Year Old Me,

Nice photos of your family! Great kids! I like their "van" names very clever.

Is that a birthday cake for today?

If so, happiest of happiest!

Glad the thread is back!

Betty
Posted by: gt7891a

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/17/09 08:45 AM

Thanks to everybody for the comments regarding our mug shots. And yes, I just turned 40 on Thursday. I think it's supposed to be a big deal, but I felt just like I did on Wednesday. \:\)

Monica[/b]

Yes Evan's a terror. And a politician/schmoozer. Although he's older now, the boy can still work a room full of adults and get whatever he wants. Also, my userId on PW is the original userId I was assigned at Georgia Tech when I enrolled as a freshman back in 1992 -- hence, the 'gt'.

Betty[/b]

Congrats on being the first ever[/b] to recognize that pattern in our boys names. It really was inadvertent on our part, but when my wife and I realized what we'd done, we thought it was funny. When we explain it to our friends, they just stare at us. I don't think they get it.

-David-
Posted by: Toddo

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/20/09 04:47 AM

It's about time I joined into the longest thread ever too I suppose. Here's a couple of pics of mine.

The first is with one of my favourite Pianists of all time, Vladimir Ashkenazy. I've been inspired by him since I was about 15 years old when I first heard his records (yep that's right, back in the good old days of vinyl) of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Back then I never dreamt that I'd actually get to meet and work with him.



The second pic is my piano which I've had for about 20 years at my parents place but couldn't fit into my home until I moved last month.
Posted by: AnotherSchmoe

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 05:47 PM

(Forgive me while I revive an old thread)

So I've been occasionally popping in and out of this forum for nearly 4 years now, and I've never posted any pictures, but I just stumbled upon this thread while glancing over the "Important Topics on the ABF" sticky again. Here goes nothing...

Here's me, taken about a month ago:


Here's my dog, also taken about a month ago:


Here's my old broken down piano, taken a few days ago:

As much as I disliked this piano, I wasn't the one to break the keys. My little cousin and some of my sister's friends were over when I was not at home one day and I guess they decided it'd be a good idea to goof off on it, they broke a handful of important keys, at which point I figured "whatever, it's a cheap piece of junk anyways" and let them keep playing with it whenever they wanted, the result of which can clearly be seen by the many missing keys. I have no idea how they managed to do this, short of literally hammering their fists on them (I wasn't ever around when they broke them so never saw how they did it), but I'd been plunking down on those keys for a couple of years (pretty hard sometimes) and never caused any damage. It's been missing keys now for about a year or so. Personally I've never broken a single key on any piano.

Here's my new piano, also taken a few days ago:

You can be sure that no kids will be playing on this one, this is for me and me alone! I'll not stand for any more broken instruments. shocked

I also realize that it's best not to have it over a vent but my room is completely crowded with stuff and I have nowhere else to put it (in my room I have 2 pianos, a full-size bed, a TV, an Xbox, a shelf full of DVDs, my desktop PC, and a dresser. It was pure luck that I was able to squeeze all of this into one small room). The vent is closed though and not much gets out of it but I still plan on putting a square of carpet or something over it to completely block it off sometime.

So there you have it! I guess one of the reasons I stopped showing up and didn't participate in more recitals is because my old piano is junk and I didn't enjoy playing it, and I especially didn't enjoy making everyone suffer through hearing it. The new one sounds fantastic though, and as soon as my audio cables come in the mail (to plug directly into the line-in port on my computer) I can start recording again and you can count on me for future recitals. smile
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 06:04 PM

I was thinking about this thread just the other day. Thanks for updating it. I bet you'll love that new piano -

Hm. Some of us have, maybe, aged since this thread was started :\

Cathy
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 06:09 PM

Can't believe that nobody posted any pictures for a whole year - good work renewing the thread, Schmoe. The new piano looks great, hope to see you in some future recitals with it smile


This was taken in 2008, I forced encouraged my friends to get a picture outside the Bosendorfer shop in Munich, Germany. Me with sunglasses on, next to friends who don't have the piano-addiction and would rather not be wasting valuable beer time on photos!

Posted by: TTigg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 06:39 PM

Originally Posted By: AnotherSchmoe

Here's my dog, also taken about a month ago:



I can't tell because of the flash on the eyes, but is that a White Shepherd also? Certainly looks like one thumb
- SC
Posted by: AnotherSchmoe

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 07:23 PM

Originally Posted By: TTigg

I can't tell because of the flash on the eyes, but is that a White Shepherd also? Certainly looks like one thumb
- SC


We're not entirely sure what she is, we found her at a Petco store as a puppy about 6-7 years ago, the people running the dog adoptions that day said she'd been found wandering the streets of the city all alone out there (I live in a small town out in the country now, about 3 hours away from where we adopted her) so they took her in and brought her there and that's how we found her. We went in for a Guinea Pig but came out with only a dog, hehe, I'm glad for it though.

We think she's some kind of Great Pyrenees / Shepherd mix, though I'm not sure what kind of Shepherd. She has double dew-claws on both of her back paws though and we think that's from the Pyrenees. She's the sweetest dog we've ever had though, not once in her entire life has she ever growled or shown teeth to anyone, animal or human, with one exception (my grandmother's little dog, which we were babysitting, which kept biting at her face until finally after a couple of days of putting up with it she growled). Your dogs are beautiful by the way!

Here's a couple more pics since we're on the subject.

About a year ago:


Same day:


Lol, here she is kissing my sister, also the same day:


And here she is shortly after we adopted her, probably sometime in 2003:


Same day:

Posted by: TTigg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 07:47 PM

Gorgeous! thanks for sharing the additional pics. I'm not sure either (tail is for sure throwing me off) but the nose/face & build is 100% Shepherd, no doubt about that thumb
- SC
Posted by: AnotherSchmoe

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 08:03 PM

Thanks! Nice Seinfeld quote in the signature by the way. smile

I got the DVDs for Christmas and have been watching them like crazy, just finished Season 5 the other day.
Posted by: D4v3

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 09:19 PM

Thanks Euan!

I used to live in Scotland for a few years, in Glasgow and Aberdeen
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 11:06 PM

AnotherSchmoe, I cannot believe that you were playing piano for so long on that worthless pile of junk well-worn and well-loved spinet. eek I can readily imagine your delight at playing your beautiful new piano!

btw, I don't think the vent is as big an issue with digitals; unless your heat is really unregulated and it's blasting hot enough to damage the electronics, you should be fine.

Euan, great pic of you and the piano store, though I find it hard to believe that the best piano they could find to display in their window was a white upright!?!?
Posted by: apple*

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 11:19 PM

just wanted to bring this to the light of day.

OT - I don't know if you'll see this.. I didn't know you had a bird!

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
More pics of the clan at the OT household:

My feathered companion of almost 20 years:


He's a "harlequin" macaw I got when he was 8 months old. He thinks I'm his daddy.

My motorcycle:


My lovely wife and daughter(that's not the best photo of my wife - she's gorgeous!):


Another photo of our daughter:


Here's me with some of the guys from Lohengrin for real:
Posted by: apple*

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/22/10 11:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Well, I have one all-important question before I hop into that pool, swimming suit or not: Where are the llamas and is there any llama poop in the water? eek


that's another to revisit

Monica, you're so funny
Posted by: AnotherSchmoe

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 12:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.
AnotherSchmoe, I cannot believe that you were playing piano for so long on that worthless pile of junk well-worn and well-loved spinet. eek I can readily imagine your delight at playing your beautiful new piano!

btw, I don't think the vent is as big an issue with digitals; unless your heat is really unregulated and it's blasting hot enough to damage the electronics, you should be fine.


Hehe, yeah I can hardly believe it myself! I guess I'm just a bit of a miser, I cringe at making large purchases even when I can readily afford them if I already have something that will (in my twisted mind) do the job, even if it is of profoundly lesser quality, and I have a tendency to not replace things until they are literally crumbling to dust! LOL, terrible I know.

I'm ecstatic about the new piano though, aside from Raindrop Prelude (the only piece that I knew which I still almost had enough keys to properly play) I haven't been playing at all for the last 5-6 months, I don't know why I didn't just buy a replacement sooner, just procrastinating I guess. Then last week it suddenly hit me to just go ahead and DO IT, bite the bullet and order, and I'm very glad that I did. I was starting to forget just how much fun playing piano (and this forum) can be. Thankfully it's all coming back to me rather quickly, and Raindrop Prelude kept my fingers nimble enough during my hiatus to keep me from falling completely out of the game. In tune or out of tune, on grand or on spinet, you can always count on Chopin!

I love the sound of the new piano and I'm very anxious to start recording, but I've got to wait on my audio cables to come in the mail (ordered some from Amazon, thanks to Mahlzeit for the digital recording tutorial). As soon as they get here I'll start recording, this way I can plug the piano directly into the line-in port on my PC and get good stereo sound quality out of it. I'm sure it will sound a lot better than if I had just kept recording with my camera's microphone. The only thing about the DP that I'm not crazy about are the built-in speakers, they're not very powerful and it sounds kind of muffled coming out of it, so I just wear headphones most of the time (sounds great in those).

Thanks for keeping my seat warm! I'm happy to be involved once again. smile

P.S.
The vent doesn't get very warm at all, and with it closed you can barely feel the air seeping out. Thanks for the tip though, I didn't think it'd be as much of an issue as it would be with an acoustic but I wasn't sure. Oh, and the picture isn't entirely up to date, I also ordered a Yamaha FC3 pedal (the one seen in the picture is an FC4), and it came in the day after I took that photo. The FC4 is fine but the FC3 feels sturdier and I have to push on it a little more to get it down all the way, it feels more like a grand piano pedal, plus it has half-pedal capability. So despite the numbering, the FC3 is the superior pedal. So I've got the FC4 hooked up in the auxiliary pedal port and I'll be using it as a soft pedal for those uncommon occasions in which it is called for (like during the Raindrop Prelude, interestingly enough!)
Posted by: HappyApple

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 01:12 AM

Congrats on your new piano, Schmoe! You really did need it! Monica...too funny!

And Schmoe, your puppy is adorable. I bet she is so sweet! I love dogs. My piano tuner raises German Shepherds. He has some beautiful dogs. I love the white ones the best. And Great Pyrenees are such good dogs. Whatever she is; she is perfect.

here is the link to his site
www.rosehallkennel.com

And here is my stupid picture!
Posted by: Euan Morrison

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 05:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.

Euan, great pic of you and the piano store, though I find it hard to believe that the best piano they could find to display in their window was a white upright!?!?


I actually have a larger version of the photo, so I googled the street name... and the first hit was another post on PW!

Originally Posted By: mjs
Dealerships in Munich:

...........

Klavier Hirsch at Sendlinger Tor (actually on Lindwurmstr.) -- Bösendorfer, Blüthner, Schimmel, Kawai (incl. Shigeru Kawai)


So that was back in 2007, when mjs was embarking on a piano purchase in Munchen.

I never went into the store, so I just assumed it was pure Bosendorfer. But yes, they could have done better than a white upright in the window smile
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 12:03 PM

Since we are in the company of dog lovers, I would like to introduce my two "girls".
Rene, Patti & "Dog Daddy".


Posted by: HappyApple

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 02:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Strings & Wood
Since we are in the company of dog lovers, I would like to introduce my two "girls".
Rene, Patti & "Dog Daddy".



So cute!
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 02:42 PM

Ah, S&W, that looks like a humongous fireplace. My friends had a 2-story stone fireplace and we used it as a climbing wall.

Cathy
Posted by: saerra

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By: gt7891a
Also, my userId on PW is the original userId I was assigned at Georgia Tech when I enrolled as a freshman back in 1992 -- hence, the 'gt'.

-David-

David! I think we were at Tech at the same time! How weird is that - I went in '92, and got out in late '96 (CS). What are the odds, eh? wink
Posted by: DaveInMichigan

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 06:26 PM

Wow, I didn't realize this thread existed at all. Just saw it today, and after reading 101 pages I thought I should post my picture too. smile

I joined the forum about 1 year ago. I am a re-beginner, i.e. I studied some electronic organ and just a little piano when I was small. Then I started taking lessons though I never completely stopped playing here and there. I am restarted my practice last year on my own (no teacher right now).

After I joined the forum, I have been asking questions like fingering, interpretation, and Moonlight Sonata questions. Then I stopped posting by the end of October because I had an emergency and open-heart surgery!

This picture was taken 2 months after surgery when I went back to the Church for the first time after surgery. The youth group painted the painting that day and gave it to me. Weren't they sweet?!


Posted by: AnotherSchmoe

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 06:32 PM

Oh wow, glad you are doing well Dave! And yes that was very sweet! smile
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 06:35 PM

Dave,
It is great to have you back and that is a terrific looking group! Hope all is well with you now.
Carl
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 06:38 PM

Originally Posted By: jotur
Ah, S&W, that looks like a humongous fireplace. My friends had a 2-story stone fireplace and we used it as a climbing wall.

Cathy


laugh
Posted by: BlueBKLYN

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 07:33 PM

Here are my cats.

Bijou:



Nishi:

Posted by: al-mahed

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 08:22 PM

that's my face eek

it's a picture took in my last vacations in US

Posted by: al-mahed

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 08:34 PM

3hearts

Originally Posted By: lewisslp
And here is me, the blonde on the far right between the two men. Left to right, Grandma, mother, aunt, father, me, uncle.

Posted by: TTigg

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/23/10 10:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Strings & Wood
Since we are in the company of dog lovers, I would like to introduce my two "girls".
Rene, Patti & "Dog Daddy".

You sure as hell are smile - very cute indeed thumb
- SC
Posted by: Larry Larson

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/24/10 08:37 AM

OK, I've read the instructions on how to post a picture, but all I can get in the post is the link to the file boxnet, not the actual picture. What am I doing wrong?
Posted by: DaveInMichigan

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/24/10 09:59 AM

Larry, I think boxnet is for file storage only. You need a photo site like PhotoBucket.com or Flickr.com. Both are free.
Posted by: Larry Larson

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/24/10 10:21 AM

Originally Posted By: DaveInMichigan
Larry, I think boxnet is for file storage only. You need a photo site like PhotoBucket.com or Flickr.com. Both are free.


thanks dave.
Posted by: Larry Larson

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/25/10 07:27 PM

OK, I finally got this picture thing figured out!

Posted by: Larry Larson

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/25/10 07:29 PM

this is my daughter kaitlin.

Posted by: bajadock

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/25/10 08:13 PM



My introductory photo is the view of my front "yard" on the south side of Ensenada Bay. Yes, I have many distractions from my beginning piano lessons.

Though I don't attempt to defend safety issues here in Mexico, it is a very safe and peaceful place in my 'hood. The waves provide wonderful accompaniment.
Posted by: HappyApple

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/25/10 09:04 PM

Hey Larry. You look like a 'very handsome' Billy Bob; not like in Slingblade! ha

And your daughter looks alot like my step-daughter when she was young! Very pretty!

Posted by: AnotherSchmoe

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/25/10 09:06 PM

Wow bajadock I am just about speechless! What a stellar view!!
Posted by: Larry Larson

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/25/10 11:05 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyApple
Hey Larry. You look like a 'very handsome' Billy Bob; not like in Slingblade!


Slingblade BillyBob say: Mmm, Miss Apple, Mmm, you reckon it would help if'n I, Mmm, if'n I suck in my gut like that, Mmm, fancy lookin' Mr. Super-Hunky?

Posted by: HappyApple

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/26/10 01:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Larry Larson
Originally Posted By: HappyApple
Hey Larry. You look like a 'very handsome' Billy Bob; not like in Slingblade!


Slingblade BillyBob say: Mmm, Miss Apple, Mmm, you reckon it would help if'n I, Mmm, if'n I suck in my gut like that, Mmm, fancy lookin' Mr. Super-Hunky?




Mmm I reckon a young boy like you ought not talk like 'at Mmmmmhuhhh
That is one of my all-time favorite movies!

OMGoodness, I just looked more closely at that pic...it IS you! Ha! Don't do that!
Posted by: Teodor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/26/10 04:55 AM



Posted by: Larry Larson

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/26/10 07:10 AM

Originally Posted By: HappyApple

Mmm I reckon a young boy like you ought not talk like 'at Mmmmmhuhhh
That is one of my all-time favorite movies!

OMGoodness, I just looked more closely at that pic...it IS you! Ha! Don't do that!

One of my favorites too. No, that was not me, it was Billy Bob Thornton. I haven't looked like that since I was a high school wrestler. I guess at the time Angelina wasn't feedin' him enough biscuits and gravy.
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/26/10 10:49 AM

Dave, al-mahed, Larry, Teodor - nice to have a face to put with a name smile

Larry and HappyApple - beautiful children! I also like having kids around smile

But 'fraid I don't go to movies much, so I'm checkin' outta that confab smile

Cathy
Posted by: Larry Larson

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/26/10 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: jotur
Dave, al-mahed, Larry, Teodor - nice to have a face to put with a name smile

Larry and HappyApple - beautiful children! I also like having kids around smile

But 'fraid I don't go to movies much, so I'm checkin' outta that confab smile

Cathy


Cathy, yeah, you gotta rent "Slingblade" to appreciate what the heck we're talking about. Plus, Photobucket deleted my posted picture of BillyBob Thornton. It wasn't obscene or anything, maybe there was a copyright issue. Me bad. The picture was of an emaciated Billy Bob Thornton with his shirt off, revealing a very concave abdomen.
Posted by: al-mahed

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/26/10 05:51 PM

Man, what a view!!!!!!!

Very nice photo

Originally Posted By: bajadock


My introductory photo is the view of my front "yard" on the south side of Ensenada Bay. Yes, I have many distractions from my beginning piano lessons.

Though I don't attempt to defend safety issues here in Mexico, it is a very safe and peaceful place in my 'hood. The waves provide wonderful accompaniment.
Posted by: CebuKid

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/26/10 09:56 PM

From 2009-04-19
Posted by: ladypayne

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/26/10 10:12 PM

Uhm well, Guess I'll be brave and show my pic too! :P

Well actually its of me and Augustina. Hope she doesn't get too mad at me for showing it hehe. I got the darker hair and she has the lighter hair color and she's the one wearing the short sleeve shirt.
Posted by: ab-ster

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/30/10 08:55 AM

I posted this a year ago on a separate thread, but hey let's post it again =) Guess which one is me?

Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/30/10 01:34 PM

Triplets or photoshop?
Posted by: ab-ster

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/30/10 02:12 PM

It's photoshop. I took 3 pictures and blended them together. If we were triplets, I would't be able to get them wear the same clothes at this age =)
Posted by: Orange Soda King

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/30/10 09:20 PM

Professional: http://www.facebook.com/#/photo.php?pid=4530711&id=649295843

Camel: http://www.facebook.com/#/photo.php?pid=4133427&id=649295843

Impressionist's drawing of me playing racquetball (not really): http://www.facebook.com/#/photo.php?pid=2928469&id=649295843

The facial expression that represents how I felt after prom http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/photo.php?pid=3166464&id=649295843
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/31/10 11:37 AM

That is a cool picture ab-ster!
Posted by: foxyw

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/31/10 04:49 PM



Our new kitty "Ringo" hanging out by the piano.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/31/10 04:59 PM

I love how cats always look at the camera. Were you bribing Ringo? smile
Posted by: foxyw

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/31/10 05:17 PM

No bribes - well, maybe the strap on the camera caught his attention but I can't say for sure smile He's a very curious kitty and he absolutely loves people. He's sitting on the office chair with me and purring away as I write this.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/31/10 05:40 PM

Originally Posted By: foxyw
No bribes - well, maybe the strap on the camera caught his attention but I can't say for sure smile He's a very curious kitty and he absolutely loves people. He's sitting on the office chair with me and purring away as I write this.

Awwwww. smile Did I mention I love cats?
Posted by: foxyw

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/31/10 05:58 PM

Shall I post more pictures smile? He's a very funny kitty and we're enjoying him very much! We have a calico kitty too. Here's a picture of her in Ringo's new bed. Her name is Foxy. I bought a really small, kitty sized bed, but Foxy has squeezed herself into it and declared it her own.

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/31/10 06:08 PM

Oh, how cute!!!!! thanks for sharing the pics. smile
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/31/10 08:28 PM

What amazing blue eyes! I am more of a dog person, but find cats intriguing. Most cats that I have been around find me to be the same- for whatever reason.
Posted by: knightplayer

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/01/10 01:43 PM

FOXYW
Great pictures. smile
What camera did you use?
Julius
EDIT- I see that you took this with a Canon Point & Shoot. Very very nice.
Posted by: bajadock

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/01/10 02:08 PM

Shmoe, Al-Mahed and all...
One thing I've noticed about this forum is that the members are full of class. Forums can be a cesspool of worthless arguments.

For those of us whose learning curve is steep and bumpy, it's grand to find a resource of helpful adventurers who have more experience.

Ab-ster's "triplets" and wardrobe humor make me laugh.

Photo is of the 10 mile long Punta Banda peninsula, which is my neighborhood, on the south side of Ensenada bay. View is west.
Posted by: joyoussong

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/01/10 03:03 PM

Baja, what a GORGEOUS photo!
Posted by: Teodor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/01/10 03:06 PM

My kitty cat:

Posted by: foxyw

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/01/10 03:33 PM

Thanks Julius! I used a Canon Power Shot A570 IS. I think the "IS" (image stabilization) really helps to get a clear shot. This camera was inexpensive and takes a nice picture but it's quite slow to get ready for the next picture (not sure what that's called, recycle rate or something?). Here's another pic - this time an action shot. We like to say this little guy is spring loaded smile
Posted by: al-mahed

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/24/10 07:42 PM

I'm wondering perhaps Mr. Super Hunky got new photos of his lhamas smile
Posted by: shponglefan

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/25/10 12:54 AM

Couple pictures of me from this past winter showcasing another hobby of mine. Camping season is year 'round here! ('cept for bug season)



Posted by: tnew

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/25/10 04:35 AM

I have been learning piano now for 2 months!

My cat named mouse, by my couple days old Haessler 124. I had heard it isn't good to have it near a window, but there isn't any place in the room that isn't by a window, except the middle of the room. They are double glazed though. Maybe that helps.


...and my dog, not named cat, because that would have been weird.
Posted by: MaryAnna

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/25/10 08:30 AM

This is me. It was taken at a piano party, so I was happy. smile

Posted by: kovarex

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/25/10 01:24 PM

Hello, here is my picture, notice the nijna turtle supporting me from the back :)
Posted by: Elssa

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/25/10 02:55 PM

I'm enjoying all the interesting and cute pictures! Here's Gwen.. In addition to playing the piano, she enjoys walking me around the yard in her harness and leash (we're not allowed to let pets run free here). grin

Posted by: Jamie147

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 04/26/10 01:30 PM

Posted by: taitai

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/24/10 10:27 AM

Posted by: AlphaTerminus

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/25/10 12:00 AM

Posted by: TrapperJohn

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/25/10 03:06 PM

Cool pic taitai - who is that supposed to be? Someone from Greek Mythology or the Olympic Games, I forget.

At least it's not a cat pose - enough with the cursing cats already - haven't y'all heard: it's a dog's life we lead... smile

JF
Posted by: EJR

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/25/10 03:57 PM

Originally Posted By: AlphaTerminus


Hey AlphaTerminus,

Napolean Dynamite is a classic! So do you in addition to Pianistic skills have Nunchuck skills?
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/26/10 03:46 PM

I'm such an Angel grin
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/26/10 06:47 PM

I see the devil in a puppy suit just waiting to launch out and cause a ruckus. Just look at how the hind feet are dug in ready to explode. Honestly though its the chained up pose that gives it away. You can't fool me.

Beautiful dog but a handfull no?
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/26/10 09:28 PM

Yes he is, the wife and him have had it out more then a couple of times over that flower bed...
Posted by: raskdog

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/06/10 09:10 PM

This is my piano: Photobucket And this is me: me And these are my babies: Photobucket Jack
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/10 11:05 AM

Hope it works..

Me and Cousin in Japan [/url] Emma graduation from Smart Pet Ac...First Christmas
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/10 11:08 AM







I think I finally got it.
Posted by: Augustina

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/10 12:12 PM


only time I'll put a picture of myself and my sister up here so enjoy:).. This is me and my sister (ladypayne)..
I think I did it right?

Edit: close, you needed to include your link in image tags [img]... [/img] rather than url tags
Posted by: FormerFF

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/08/10 10:21 PM

The family, getting ready to take tandem hang gliding flights:


Yours truly, about to go off of the mountain launch:

Posted by: itsfreakingmeout

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/09/10 05:06 PM

Here's me and my girlfriend at a bar in fairfax:





and here's my other girlfriend and my pup:

Posted by: itsfreakingmeout

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/09/10 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By: TheMostImprovedDog






I think I finally got it.



your retriever is gorgeous. they are the best dogs. period.
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/09/10 11:04 PM

Thank you. you guys are cute together too. I mean you and your human girl friend.
Posted by: djwayne

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 11/10/10 07:36 PM

Here's me playing my guitar.....


My YouTube Page



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Posted by: Edtek

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/16/11 06:51 PM

Here's a photo with the requisite pups. Both are rescues, the Springer from the next door neighbors who were going to take him to the pound and the little terrier mix just showed up on our front steps one day. I think the word is getting around about us being an easy mark :-)



Ed (Out in the West Texas town of El Paso)
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/16/11 07:22 PM

Ed, that Springer looks like a cutie smile We had some Springers when I was a kid. Fun dogs.

Cathy
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/16/11 09:53 PM

Edtek, I found myself oddly entranced by your minimalist Christmas tree in that photo. At first I thought it was bizarre. Five minutes later I found myself thinking "I want one!" laugh
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/16/11 10:11 PM

Ed, your puppies are cute! Hope you had wonderful christmas with them.
Posted by: Plowboy

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 02/16/11 10:37 PM

MJ and I close to the top of Mt. Ritter, the Minarets in the background.


The Mighty Kawai, where I sit learning Bach.
Posted by: Teodor

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 07/27/11 05:50 AM

Posted by: KeysAngler

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/02/11 12:40 AM

Reeling in the years ....













Looking out my backdoor ....



View from roof deck



sunrise


Posted by: BenPiano

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/02/11 12:46 AM

Holy cow that's a nice dolphin! shocked
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/02/11 11:51 AM

Plowboy - Ah, mountaintops. That's my plan for this fall - to get back to hiking - I've been away too long. Beautiful picture.

Garddawg - "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be" - fun to take a trip down memory lane, huh? But I like where I am now, and I bet you like where you are now, too - beautiful views from your place.

Cathy
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/02/11 01:53 PM

What a great thread! I don't think I noticed it before, and I guess it's easy to miss because it has gone through long periods of being inactive. I looked through it a bit yesterday and was glad to see so many of our people 'for real'! I must admit that all the animal pics were a little hard because I've got ALLERGIES ha but even I had to admit they were kinda cute. grin

And what an amazing shot this is:

Originally Posted By: GardDawg



Posted by: Tech 5

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 09/15/12 08:17 PM

cute!
Posted by: earlofmar

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/12/13 05:44 AM



Here I am with food in my hand as usual
Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/12/13 11:54 AM

Great pic - the grin looks like you've made one of your patented funnies smile Glad you found the ABF -

Cathy
Posted by: rnaple

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/12/13 12:59 PM

Originally Posted By: earlofmar

Here I am with food in my hand as usual


Nice pic. Looks normal for an ultra runner. Yes food, lots of food. smile I often thought of saying something. I've done some distance running. Also used it to recover from diabetes. Eating, drinking, and running. All at the same time. Does a good job of training the endocrine system. Here's a pic from my only ultra. It was just a little 50K.

Posted by: jotur

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/12/13 01:37 PM

What a cool pic! I like the way it can be "toggled" to either seeing you running towards us or away from us. But a really nice pic even if it didn't toggle.

Cathy
Posted by: earlofmar

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/12/13 05:03 PM

rnaple, you are too modest. There is no such thing as a little 50K.
Posted by: malkin

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/12/13 07:03 PM

Wow, earlofmar--if someone needed a stereotypical Aussie they could give you a call!
Posted by: rnaple

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/12/13 08:10 PM

Originally Posted By: earlofmar
rnaple, you are too modest. There is no such thing as a little 50K.


Gee....compared to a hundred miler. I can only imagine what it's like. BTW: Those shorts. Aren't they hot? I got rid of mine as soon as my weight got down to where I wasn't turning my thighs to hamburger. Helped a ton running much cooler.
Posted by: earlofmar

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 05/12/13 09:43 PM

Originally Posted By: rnaple
Originally Posted By: earlofmar
rnaple, you are too modest. There is no such thing as a little 50K.


Gee....compared to a hundred miler. I can only imagine what it's like. BTW: Those shorts. Aren't they hot? I got rid of mine as soon as my weight got down to where I wasn't turning my thighs to hamburger. Helped a ton running much cooler.


rnaple, the photo of me was taken during a 100 kilometre event. I did go on run/walk/crawl a 100 miler but that's another story. As to those shorts I found them ideal to prevent chaffing which never bothered me in marathons but in ultras were a real concern.
Posted by: NatGos

Re: O.T. This time, show us your pictures!! - 01/18/14 05:30 PM

Hello smile

Well this is my piano :



and this is me with my hubby, our kids, and the mutt