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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2010 9:25:29 PM PDT
Welcome to the forum, King. Sounds as if you have a pretty nice collection going already. As you have seen, we have a tendency (I have a tendency) to digress abit. We can be inane, practical, instructive, and learning all at the same time. It's a fun, entertaining place to be. Glad that you found us. LP

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2010 9:33:42 PM PDT
Weef, always good to hear from you. It is a dilemma for some of us, isn't it? Your head and your husband's head are screwed on tight, so I do not believe that you'll go over the edge. Like I told Antonio, as long as an object made by hands does not become a god then you'll be fine.

Don't quit posting because of fear of losing perspective. Everyone of our jolly crew is solidly footed. I suppose that is why I feel so comfortable here. Get some sleep, Lady. LP

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2010 11:21:30 PM PDT
Weef says:
Thanks, LP.
"My soul waits for the Lord More than those who WATCH for the morning- Yes, more than those who WATCH for the morning. " (Psalm 130:6 NKJV)

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 3:03:36 AM PDT
X says:
LP: "Everyone of our jolly crew is solidly footed..."

I go all paranoid when I am left out of consideration.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2010 3:52:52 AM PDT
John Bonavia says:
Weef, as you are having a little fun with words, did you know that in the current link to your husband's Rotary on WorldofWatches they have a banner headline - aargh -
"Tick or Treat."
There will be more such, we'd better WATCH for them...I hear that Halloween has become a much bigger affair in the UK now than it used to be, wonder if X has anything to say about that...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2010 5:48:42 AM PDT
Good morning, X. Your understanding of what is truly important in no way takes a back seat to the rest of us, ol' bud.

A good sense of humor, the ability to laugh at oneself is indispensible to a healthy mind IMHO. But, I wax philosophically again. Back to watches...

On an accompanying thread a lady asked how to clean a white rubber strap that has become quite grimy. I've never run into a question or a situation like that before. Evidently she tried scouring, to no avail. Is there a way to clean it or does one just have to bite the bullet and buy a new one? LP

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 7:39:37 AM PDT
Pascal says:
Well, I guess the secret is to keep it all under control and enjoy the good fortune we have.
I must confess that I'm not a very religious man, but every day I internally thank God for being able to share a little.
You cannot begin to imagine the joy my wife and I feel when we receive news from the Island of the latest arrival.
And, that's what is all about ... The joy of giving!
Then, why is it so hard to apply the same principle when you give to yourself?
What an Enigma!

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 7:47:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2010 9:01:14 AM PDT
Pascal says:
Weef, See, there you go again! ... making us jealous!
That Rotary is a piece of work! And the price! Unbelievable!
If it had a real Roman IV, I might go for it ...
Also the butterfly is backwards ...

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 8:24:27 AM PDT
Pascal says:
Fora ???, is that the plural of Forum ???
Isn't that what you scream to your partner before hitting him on head with your golf ball ???

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2010 9:17:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2010 9:18:05 AM PDT
Weef says:
Here you go, Antonio:

To get to the next chapter, use the arrows in the top left hand corner. Enjoy!

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 9:58:41 AM PDT
OK, I am wearing the Stowa again today. I am amazed, it gained 30 seconds in five days, just outside of COSC spec. Besides that, it is a cool and wet day here in the SF Bay Area, the kind of weather that LP and X are probably used to.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 10:17:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2010 10:19:48 AM PDT
Pascal says:
Da TAG, today... thru the weekend, (unless I get "honey-doos") ... and probably through out most of next week ...
(got to get my money's worth...!)
Wait, on Sunday, I'll take the Citizen swimming at the Y ...

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 10:43:04 AM PDT
Pascal says:
Weef, Thanks for the link, unfortunately, I'm at work and cannot open it. I will check it out at home tonight.
Like I said, Although I'm not much into religion, I do enjoy spiritual stimulation of any kind.
I will give my impressions tonight.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 10:58:00 AM PDT
3 says:
Friday, and I'm wearing black. The Glycine Airman SST seems to be a good choice.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 12:13:19 PM PDT
X says:
Douglas: That Stowa is performing pretty darn well, but it's a watch for the long haul, and it will start to be really sweet in five or six years time when you send it off for a clean and adjust service. A well equipped watchmaker will have it inside 5 sec/day. One of the best watch choices I have witnessed, be it from near or from afar.

Now I've tasted a cross section of current Chinese beauties I just need to find the patience to set aside enough cash to copy you, overtly and unashamedly! I keep promising myself that I will set up a group of watches that I really will keep; maybe the personal service Stowa give would inject some determination into that so far hollow pledge. It's less easy to treat something lightly when it arrives with meaning.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2010 2:56:35 PM PDT
I wouldn't expect less from the Stowa, Doug. The rain finally broke off for the day here. Nice and sunny.

Let you all have two guesses what I'm still wearing. LP

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 3:19:02 PM PDT
GRiM says:
You finally get the Gevril off your winder, LP?

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 3:21:12 PM PDT
Pascal says:
We should change your name, LP ... to DB

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2010 4:50:58 PM PDT
When I went to reach for it GRiM, it bit me. As for the winder I'm still waiting to get in on the ground floor of that one you are devoting great mental anguish on. Speaking of things you have devoted your misspent middle age on, where is the book? Do I have to see your publisher personally? Take care ol' bud. LP

Antonio, Deep Blue took one look at the winder I don't have and has refused to depart from my wrist. It's sort of a bonding thing. Have a good one. LP

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2010 5:07:54 PM PDT
Pascal says:
Weef, I just read some of the passages and quite frankly... its all Chinese to me.
Please don't be offended. I respect everyone's beliefs, but I just can't make much sense of these scriptures.
You see, I went to a catholic school where they tried to hammer all that in my head, with very little success. I just don't get it, I'm sorry. I do not see the need to over complicate life when it can be so simple.
My creed can be summoned in only three words: "Do No Harm". It is just that simple, really.
At a very young age I read a poem that opened my eyes and my heart. This poem has ruled my actions ever since. It hangs on my wall at home and at the office. I even carry a copy in my wallet. I read it every single day, well, I say it, because I know it by heart. perhaps you've heard of it, is called Desiderata. Here is a copy for you:

God Bless!

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 5:17:17 PM PDT
Pascal says:
LP, that thing is growing a life of its own!

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 5:19:00 PM PDT
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GRiM says:
LP, the processing into ReadSmart format (the publisher's patented text presentation mechanism) seems to be taking longer than expected. There may be a basic incompatibility between "smart" and my text.

If you would like to send me a picture of yourself with speedo and chainsaw, I will forward it to my publisher to convince him of the utmost seriousness of the matter.

Maybe I'll bug him again over the weekend now that I'm back on the same continent.

EDIT: My editor is one of the people who thinks the Cyclos is really cool (I knew I could get a watch link in here if I thought about it hard enough). Considering that he has a PhD in neurobiology specializing in human interpretation of visual information, I will consider that scientific endorsement of the Cyclos 24-hour presentation. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2010 5:25:42 PM PDT
Weef says:
Antonio, I am not offended at all! That "Desiderata" is beautiful! I just wanted to share what I was reading that's all. Now that I know what speaks to you, here's probably something that's more edible:

"Shining Just Where We Are"

Let us not waste our time in longing
For bright, but impossible things;
Let us not sit supinely waiting
For the sprouting of angel wings;
Let us not scorn to be rush-lights,
Every one can't be a star;
But let us fulfill our mission
By shining just where we are.

There is need of the tiniest candle
As well as the garish sun;
And humblest deed is ennobled
When it is worthily done;
We may never be called on to brighten
Those darkened regions afar,
So let us fulfill our mission
By shining just where we are.

-Author Unknown
As published in Golden Book of Reconstruction Letters by George Llewellyn

Keep laughing and loving, Antonio. You are one unique guy!

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 5:36:07 PM PDT
Pascal says:
Weef, now you talking! That hits deeply!
I will treasure that one too. Thanks a lot!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2010 5:58:26 PM PDT
Neurobiology... Something to do with the brain, right? I don't get into the brain thing much.

He likes the Cyclos? Didn't graduate too high in his class, did he?

Got rid of the Speedo. Now have a loin cloth --- goes better with the Deep Blue.

Enough idle chit chat. Evidently your publisher, Mr. I Know Everyone's Thoughts, does not realize the seriousness of his procrastination. Perhaps just a picture of the Deep Blue will motivate him. If you want, I could even send him a cassette of me reciting early Norse poetry. Edda get to him.

Looking forward to seeing it out, my friend. LP
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