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Mar 01, 2012 20:00 |  #5191

You old people are so funny.


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Mar 01, 2012 20:10 |  #5192

L.J.G. wrote in post #14001792 (external link)
Oh dear Simon, that is not good is it? When we were young we'd all come home drunk and kneel on the floor and hang on to the porcelain steering wheel and drive the porcelain bus for an hour or 2, now we just sit there and our legs go to sleep because we are on there so long :(

Ah yes, my younger hard drinking days, when I would worship on the porcelain throne while selling Fords, Buicks, Volvos and Saabs...:lol:


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Mar 01, 2012 20:11 |  #5193

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Ah yes, my younger hard drinking days, when I would worship on the porcelain throne while selling Fords, Buicks, Volvos and Saabs...:lol:

Last year wasn't that long ago. :rolleyes:


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Mar 01, 2012 20:31 |  #5194

skygod44 wrote in post #14001691 (external link)
That happens from time to time.....
It's while we're all recovering from, well, just "recovering".

Me?

I actually am recovering, as I managed to eat some oyster garnish on Sunday night at a big event I'd been invited to....and I'm dangerously allergic to oysters!

That night, well, the toilet became my best friend.....and let's leave it at that!

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Simon, glad to hear you're recovering.

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Yikes. :(

Sorry about that. I don't like oysters... ew.

I love oysters. Good stuff!

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Oh dear Simon, that is not good is it? When we were young we'd all come home drunk and kneel on the floor and hang on to the porcelain steering wheel and drive the porcelain bus for an hour or 2, now we just sit there and our legs go to sleep because we are on there so long :(

I have no recollection of such events, your Honor! ;-)a



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Mar 01, 2012 21:56 |  #5195

Timphoto wrote in post #14002023 (external link)
Simon, glad to hear you're recovering.

Me too Simon!

Timphoto wrote in post #14002023 (external link)
I love oysters. Good stuff!

I also had the oyster allergy, though it seems to be lessening. Maybe it will for you too when you grow up Simon....:D:D

Timphoto wrote in post #14002023 (external link)
I have no recollection of such events, your Honor! ;-)a

Was it so bad it destroyed your memory Tim?


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Mar 01, 2012 22:05 as a reply to  @ Timphoto's post |  #5196

Thanks for the votes of sympathy chaps.....but I'm pretty-much OK now.

Scary stuff though, especially for Missus Skygod, who was shocked as I slumped down on the ground with a face as white as a ghost's.
And I hadn't been drinking that night!

And about the drinking memories, stories of hugging the toilet brought back some from me.....maybe we could add a few of those, to encourage the younger ones who peek in here, not to copy their elders' behaviour!!!

My first one was when I was a uni student, living with two other friends.
We decided to start brewing our own beer, and made every batch double/triple strength - because we were that broke, and that stupid!

On going out "for a walk" after a heavy session (can't recall why we wanted to go out, but there you go) we all managed to sustain bleeding injuries, were cautioned by the police twice, and were chased by a group of even more drunk locals, all within 1/2 mile of our front door......for which we'd all forgotten to take a key! So we had to break in to our own house.
The owner WAS NOT best pleased!!!!

"Interesting" memories..............​. :lol:


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Mar 01, 2012 22:09 |  #5197

Skygod - totally off the drunken young adult rampages (and anyone else can chime in) - if your devoted spouse insisted you needed the IS macro, would you not encourage them to get you the cheaper one? I do have a lot of coordination issues (to which some wise people assure me that is what tripods are for) but I also love being able to get up close and personal and have the option to shoot hand-held in the right light. I just feel bad that I was shopping the $460-$560 range and he's at just under $1K. I could almost get another lens for the amount he is adding (though he offered to pay that part)...

Remember how I told you I am a bit spoiled? ;-)a


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Mar 01, 2012 22:18 |  #5198

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Skygod - totally off the drunken young adult rampages (and anyone else can chime in) - if your devoted spouse insisted you needed the IS macro, would you not encourage them to get you the cheaper one? I do have a lot of coordination issues (to which some wise people assure me that is what tripods are for) but I also love being able to get up close and personal and have the option to shoot hand-held in the right light. I just feel bad that I was shopping the $460-$560 range and he's at just under $1K. I could almost get another lens for the amount he is adding (though he offered to pay that part)...

Remember how I told you I am a bit spoiled? ;-)a

If money is no object, the IS-L is "marginally" better....but we're comparing a painfully-sharp macro, with another painfully sharp macro which costs more and has IS added.

If you want other gear, get the non-L, and get something else on top.
I love my non-L. It really is a quality piece of glass.

Gotta dash!

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Mar 02, 2012 00:23 |  #5199

Oysters Rockefeller = nectar of the Gods ! <insert drooly face here>




  
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Mar 02, 2012 00:31 |  #5200

Ricardo222 wrote in post #14002627 (external link)
Was it so bad it destroyed your memory Tim?

No, I just learned a long time ago never to admit to anything of that nature. :rolleyes:

Seriously, I can never stay awake long enough to get very intoxicated. I'm usually out cold by the 4th drink.



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Mar 02, 2012 00:37 |  #5201

Simon, you say you are "dangerously allergic", so all I can say is you are lucky! I've known people who have been hospitalised, so if you got off with a bout over the toilet, well then!

I don't know of anything I'm allergic to...sauteed oysters and smoked oysters work for me, but raw oysters...ehhh!


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Mar 02, 2012 01:45 |  #5202

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Simon, you say you are "dangerously allergic", so all I can say is you are lucky! I've known people who have been hospitalised, so if you got off with a bout over the toilet, well then!

I don't know of anything I'm allergic to...sauteed oysters and smoked oysters work for me, but raw oysters...ehhh!

Hey Tony,
Yeah, I've ended up in hospital twice over this.
We're not sure yet what/where the oysters were, or in fact, if it was only oysters or a combination of shellfish, but I'll be popping in to the same venue over the weekend so plan on finding out!
Maybe it was "oyster extract"? Maybe scallops, which I've also had "issues" with......
Dunno yet.
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Mar 02, 2012 08:42 as a reply to  @ skygod44's post |  #5203

Irony is an oyster fisherman with a shellfish allergy.

Keep that epinephrine close at all times.




  
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Mar 02, 2012 09:13 as a reply to  @ 20droger's post |  #5204

I consider myself very lucky as I have no known allergies, and I love oysters in all ways, shapes, and forms. Just on the other side of San Francisco I can eat oysters from Tomales Bay that are so fresh they don't even realize they are out of the water yet. Yummy raw, and there are a lot of places that barbecue them up there. There have been times when my sweetie and I have made a whole meal of oysters, starting off with raw and moving on to different styles of baked. Heaven in a shell.


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Mar 02, 2012 09:14 |  #5205

I'm allergic to several medications, pollens, mold, dust, some pet dander (but have pets anyhow), etc. :-|

The only food-type reaction I've ever had was to Banana Bubblicious when I was a kid - swelled up and broke out in hives everywhere...


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