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Coleen Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2005
 

Confessions of a BP addict......


I thought all the "addicts" should have a proper place to confess.
Hi everyone, my name is Kauline, and I am a BP addict... I have been addicted for only a short time but my addiction is getting worse daily. My husband only knows of about half the times I log on the Better Photo. He already thinks it's too much. Not to mention the time spent taking photographs and then processing time.... Here is my confession: Yesterday when I took my son to the public library, I signed up for 1/2 computer session to check if finalists had been posted yet. These computers are mostly meant for people who don't have one at home. But I do, and I was only at the library for an hour...

Kauline

I know there are many more like me out there.....Who's next..... ?



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9/23/2005 11:12:49 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Hi, my name is Robyn, and I'm a BP addict! Here is a copy of a letter sent to BP yesterday :)
Feedback = Help I think I'm addicted!! I check in whenever I can,
>> just to
>> see if someones answered my question, posted one I can answer, given me
>> feedback/crit on my pix - ANYTHING - it's all so helpful!!! I've learnt
>> so much, even without doing the courses, just from all the comments and
>> feedback in the forums!
>> Thanks for a great way to share and learn! Robyn Ball (South Africa)


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9/23/2005 11:26:29 AM

 
Coleen Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2005
  Hi Robyn, Welcome....

Who's next?........


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9/23/2005 11:31:26 AM

 
Nicole Kessel   Hi all, my name is Nicole and I'm a serious BP addict!

I check my email first thing when I wake up in the morning, first thing anytime I am on the computer, again before I log off the computer, sometimes while I'm on the computer doing other things and twice in the middle of the night when I get up with my son for his nightly feedings!

I think I need help! ;)


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9/23/2005 12:10:46 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  What will we do if there IS no help? Maybe they could start some sort of a facility where we could all go to be deprogrammed.


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9/23/2005 12:15:58 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2004
  Hello, (stand up) my name is Barbara and I am a BP addict! In the last 3 months I've neglected my home, my garden, my husband, my children and my dog, my friends... I desperately need help, I cannot go on like this!


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9/23/2005 12:26:16 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Ok, I'm back again - just checking to see if I missed anything, or how many others have confessed!! I've 3 BP pages open, I'm checking equipment prices on the web, my emails open (just in case of a notification) and I've tried 3 times to go to bed.... Ok, really I'm going now, I promise, honestly I'm logging off now - just as soon as I've checked the Incoming page one more time..... what a sorry bunch we are :)


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9/23/2005 12:38:33 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  As I've mentioned before, I too am an addict, although a closet addict. No one really knows (nor do I for that matter, because I lose count)how many times I hit my refresh button to see if I have an e-mail telling me that I am a first-time finalist. Since learning this wonderful art I keep hoping for that wonderful nod.


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9/23/2005 12:57:24 PM

 
Kathy L. Pollick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/14/2005
  BP addict.... computer addict... you name it. I just joined a month or so ago & I'm on it CONSTANTLY!!! AND, I do it from my office at work!!! I log on in the morning, minimize the screen & every so often I open it back up, check the messages, check the new postings, pictures, etc. & don't log off until it's quitting time... I find everyones galleries an inspiration, the advice is helpful & the people are fantastic!!


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9/23/2005 12:58:07 PM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  My name is RAchel and yes I am an addict too.. I have checked for finalists so many times today I have lost count.. It drives my boyfriend mad and my daughter. I cant even take the dog for a walk with bringing my camera along! My daughter begged me to leave my camera at home when we went to the park last week, I just couldnt do it! I have even tried to get her addicted by giving her a camera! Anyway good luck I hope you all get a finalist!


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9/23/2005 1:09:40 PM

 
Susan Patton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2004
  I too must confess, I AM A BP ADDICT. I first noticed a dependence almost two years ago when this site was the first one I checked after logging on. Now it seems BP is the only reason to get on line ..morning, noon, and of course in the middle of the night. My husband is hopeful that I will one day recover and start cooking again.


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9/23/2005 1:13:12 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  Hello, My name is craig...-zacker- on other forums, and im a BP addict and photography addict also. Im here soooo many times a day I cant stop it. Im here and on a "Canon EOS" exclusive board every day... many, many times a day.
lol...
Craig-


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9/23/2005 1:14:19 PM

 
Kevin  S. Daly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/13/2005
  Will this all end once they post the winners and finalists of the August contest? I can hear the judges now….”if you had only had spent the same amount of time you did checking the website as you did editing your photos you might have won something!”

Yes, I’m addicted to the site….waiting….refreshing my browser…waiting. If you look at my gallery I swear that my web counter is at 130 because of me checking every 10 min.

Kevin


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9/23/2005 1:19:14 PM

 
Christy Jackme
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/3/2005
  Hi! I'm Christy and I'm a BP addict. And a bad mother! So, my 2 year old son has started saying the phrase "two minutes!", because that is what I say to him when he tries to get me off the computer. "Mommy will be there in 2 minutes, I just have to check my e-mail one more time." Do you think I'm doing permanent damage? Will I be hearing about this in therapy when he's sixteen?! UUGHGHGH! I can't stop! HELP!!!!


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9/23/2005 1:20:17 PM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/3/2004
  Hello, my name is Michelle.. I am ADDICTED TO THIS SITE!!!! LOL Christy, I do the same thing to my two kids.... My daughter now tells her father that I'm on the computer all the time and not paying any attention to them!!!


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9/23/2005 1:32:08 PM

 
Christy Jackme
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/3/2005
  Hi- my name is Christy and it's been 5 minutes since my last log-in. Please- hold the applause....


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9/23/2005 1:34:36 PM

 
cj patterson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2004
  Hi...my name is cj and I am a BP-a-holic! I have checked and checked and checked all day long...My husband is seriously considering therapy for me to beat this addiction...(wink)

i check bp first thing in the morning, several times a day, several times in the evening and last thing I do before I go to bed....i am in serious need of help! I am addicted to bp and photography!! :)


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9/23/2005 1:39:29 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  soooo, anyone hear anything yet??

lol... just stoking the flames alittle...
craig-


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9/23/2005 1:43:27 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Christy, your photo "Anticipation" looks about like what we all look like!!!!


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9/23/2005 1:45:04 PM

 
Coleen Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2005
  Hello again everyone, I must let you all know that I just managed to stay off the site for a whole hour to get dinner prepared.... Due to a family rule I must also eat at the table and talk about our day. I will likely mention this site, this post etc... several times.

Kevin... I could kiss you for your post. You really hit that one dead on.. I could be spending more time working on my pictures.... "Shame on me.."
Going to work on my photos until dinner time...


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9/23/2005 1:54:42 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  I leave work in 15 mintues and will be offline until about 8:30 tonight. How will I survive for over 4 hours?


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9/23/2005 2:00:31 PM

 
Christy Jackme
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/3/2005
 
 
 
This is how I feel.....


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9/23/2005 2:01:48 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  But this is so much more fun than stressing out all day all by ourselves!
We should have thought of this earlier! Gives us something to do while endlessly waiting.


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9/23/2005 2:02:28 PM

 
Christy Jackme
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/3/2005
 
 
  distraught
distraught
© Christy Jackme
Canon EOS Digital ...
 
 
This is how I feel.....


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9/23/2005 2:02:39 PM

 
Margot Petrowski
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/14/2004
  Hello fellow addicts!!!! I'm having an awfully hard time getting anything done around the house today. I feel an extrememly strong magnetic force coming from the computer screen.....must get that checked out. I'm glad that I'm in such "good" company. Anyone who's gotten anything productive done today, I'd love to hear about it....it might inspire me to do something else!!!


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9/23/2005 2:09:33 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  I'm leaving work...I'm logging off...I'm going to bite my nails off or cry like a baby until I get logged back on. Hopefully news will have come by then. Good luck everyone!


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9/23/2005 2:12:08 PM

 
Gena A. Tussey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2005
  When I am at work, I can keep it off my mind but it's like Godiva chocolate...the more you eat the more you crave! I sometimes feel like I need a needle and syringe to withdrawn some BP and thump my vein to get some in. You know...being a conspiracy theorist, could it be the more time we spend wanting the finalists might make us do some more work on an already good image to make it an incredible image. I hurt my back so I am laid up and JUST CAN'T HANDLE IT...so announce them already so I can spend the rest of the night congratulating everyone....maybe even pat my own back?!?


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9/23/2005 3:08:11 PM

 
Nicole Kessel   LOL!! I feel better already! :)

Christy and Michelle, thanks for the heads up. I'm sure my son will experience similiar situations as he gets older!


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9/23/2005 3:24:41 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/7/2004
  Hi, my name is Tonya and I am a BP addict. The first time I found this site, little over a year now, I stayed up past midnight looking at all the photos. And I still look, but at least I'm going to bed when I should. lol At least until the 22 of the month. Aren't we a sad bunch, we should form a group. Have a great night, and good luck.


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9/23/2005 3:26:39 PM

 
Kevin  S. Daly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/13/2005
  Just started a 12 hour night shift at work. Any requests while I’m on shift?

Let me think…. 12 hours – that’s 720 min – 1 refresh every 5 min…. that’s 144 hits to my gallery! Maybe 142 if I take a bathroom break. Might even have a chance to follow this hurricane. Had a girlfriend named Rita. Well, that’s another support group.

On a serious note: Has anyone been affected by the two hurricanes this month?


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9/23/2005 3:42:14 PM

 
Donna K. Kilcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/5/2004
  Hi, my name is Donna and am one of the many BP addicts! It is so nice to know I am not the only person checking email all day, checking the BP website all day looking for the finalist. Good Luck to all!!!


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9/23/2005 6:21:58 PM

 
Greg Briley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/8/2004
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  Hi, (sitting down, arms folded) my name is Greg and I don't know why everyone is nagging me to join these BP addict meetings. I don't have a BP probl (hold on, I need to refresh my emails....darn...no comments!!)...oh, where was I...Oh, yeah. I don't have a (wait a second, I think I just got an email)...No, that was the doorbell. As I was saying, what's the problem...I can stop when I want. Oh, wait, is that a lightning storm coming up. Catch you guys in a little while...gotta go...


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9/23/2005 7:03:10 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/7/2005
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  Brian here, (cat sitting on my keyboarrrrd) yes I'm one of the West Coast addicts. Couldn't make it to Seattle, so I spent the weekend furiously editing photos and checking email and perusing new entries and.... come to think of it, I spend every weekend like that!... along with most evenings too. What a great site and wonderful group of friends! I wonder if Jim ever knew what he was starting... Well, still time to get today's entry in - if I can just make up my mind...maybe a little more contrast... or less saturation... gota go!


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9/23/2005 7:35:08 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
  Hello, My name is Sherry and I'm a BP addict. I have tried to kick the habit (at least not be AS addicted) but I keep coming back. I have cut down on my entries lately due to other projects which I am dropping because they cut into my BP time! I'm always looking for that next "entry worthy" photo! I feel almost naked without my camera :O I don't think there is any hope!


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9/23/2005 8:52:19 PM

 
Darren J. Gilcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2005
  Hi, my name is Darren. I stumbled onto this site about 3 weeks ago and now I'm here all the time. Everyone's pictures are fanatastic. But, now I put a movie in the vcr for my kids while I check this site in the mornings every hour or so. I've even gone and bought a Canon 20D after using a Pentax K1000 for 23 years. What have I gotten myself into? I need an intervention and haven't even shot a picture yet!


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9/23/2005 10:21:28 PM

 
Kevin  S. Daly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/13/2005
  It’s in! It’s in! It seems I’m the only one still awake! I got two emails at 1am stating I was a finalist. I can sleep now!…..ooooh wait, I still have three 5 hours of shift left.

Good luck to all of you!

Kevin


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9/23/2005 10:22:34 PM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  yipee !!! I got a finilist to :o)


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9/24/2005 2:14:06 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2005
  Hiii :o) I am a BP-drugged too :o)
Finally we got our answers :o) Hope you all got good news and can relax now for a while :o) So now you will excuse me I have to check out my mail-box ...1 minute past since i've done it :o)
Congratulations to you all :o)


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9/24/2005 2:39:44 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  Congrats to all of you who made finalists.. Now we play the waiting game ...AGAIN!!! YEHHHH HAAAA!
lol

I didnt get anything this time but theres allways next month!
Craig-


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9/24/2005 4:58:51 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  only 23 days till the next finalist announcement.... errr not that im counting honest :o) lol


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9/28/2005 3:27:53 PM

 
Angela K. Harter   hi...my name is angie and I am a bp addict also! my internet wasn't working this morning (or half the day)...i thought I was going to die!!!! I called the company at least 3 times an hour to see what was going on....all I do all day long is sit on here...(other than when i'm away taking pictures:))...glad to know i'm not the only one! congrats on all finalists:)!!


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9/28/2005 3:51:24 PM

 
  Hi. I'm Chris. And I am, uh, a BP addict. (HI CHRIS!!!!!) Well, I started about a week ago and I can't stop. I visit every night and answer questions for people who have them and I hope that I help. Oh, I don't know. What's wrong with me? I don't deserve to surf. But I can't help it. BP is the place for me. My God! How exhilerating to find a place like this. I had thought of joining a camera club, but this is about as good as I can imagine it gets. I hope I don't start BPing when I'm alone or before 12 noon.


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9/28/2005 5:44:43 PM

 
Greg Briley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/8/2004
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  That's hilarious, Chris =D


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9/28/2005 6:34:24 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  BP Is fun! Im on here a few times a day too! I check my e-mail all the time to see whats been posted and to see if I have any comments or critiques. I love this place.
Craig-


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9/28/2005 7:11:14 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  It's ok, guys! We all BP at 4am and other strange times..It's normal for addicts! Take two photos and call me in the morning.


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9/29/2005 4:48:20 AM

 
Coleen Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2005
  Hi Carolyn, I took the two photos you reccomended, then took two more.. It doesn't seem to be helping should they have worked or should I keep taking more? I've already taken dozens. I now fear an overdose.


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9/29/2005 11:35:34 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Hmmm Coleen, I think you need to hold your lens cap to your pulse and your USB cable to your ear, if you cannot hear your heart beating, then I'm afraid..... the news is not good. You may have to add more water, but this should be taken under strict guidance and the watchful eye of a pet or someone equally well qualified. Take another 2 and add flash if necessary


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9/29/2005 12:50:55 PM

 
Judy vanHaaster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Hello, my name is Judy and Like the rest of you, I am also a BP addict. I think I check this site 20 times or more per day to see if anything has been added, if there is anything I missed or what new photos have been added. My husband also has no idea how often I am on the computer. I need help, hahaha but sorry not regrettfull. Loving it. lol


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9/29/2005 1:34:24 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  HI...I'm Laura. I'm a serious BP junkie. I'm on the site a minimum of 20 times per day. If an hour goes by with no contact, I immediately need a hit. Not to mention THAT time of the month...you know, contest announcements. I'm up to 10 photos at a time and it hasn't cured me yet! Is there any hope for me?


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9/29/2005 2:03:19 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  NO!


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9/29/2005 2:06:03 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  I was afraid you'd say that!


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9/29/2005 2:09:52 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  It only gets worse. Soon you will begin feeding your children memory cards and adding dreamy filter and the buzz to your pets. You don't want to know what comes after that!


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9/29/2005 3:17:02 PM

 
Fred S. MacKenzie   Uh.....hello......my name is Fred.......I've been using for a few months now.......The problem is that now I even use at work. I'm in Law Enforcement, and I use everytime I'm in my office. I can't believe I've let myself come to this. The streets aren't safe anymore. Help me.......Help us all.


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9/29/2005 4:10:41 PM

 
Angela K. Harter   i don't know that there is any help for us! LOL


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9/29/2005 4:24:37 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  Hi, Fred! Welcome to the group! You're definitely in the right place!!! Wait, I have to put in another movie for the kids....be right back!


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9/29/2005 4:38:55 PM

 
Greg Briley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/8/2004
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  I still don't understand what all the fuss is about. I'm not ad-d-d-d-i....Um...I don't have a p-p-prob...Er...Um....I can stop anytime I want. Oh, wait! I need to just refresh my comments page one more time..be right back...


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9/29/2005 6:40:20 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/7/2005
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  Hello again, fellow addicts! Brian here, (well I'm always HERE, just like the rest of you)
There is no cure - only deepening addiction. But here's an idea that might help us all.... Remember the 60's? Ok - remember HEARING about the 60's? Well I thought we could all get together and start a "Hippie" BP commune. You know - we all gather in one camp and go naked (no lense caps, no filters, just go "RAW".) We can sit around and send emails and pics to one another across the campfire on our laptops (in between checking current entries and messages). Then we can march through town and put our pictures of flowers in the gun barrels of the soldiers and...
wait a moment - didn't they just do all this at the Seattle convention? (I was too addicted to BP on my computer to go)
"Sigh"...I'll be alright now, I just got another positive feedback on a photo - sorry for the hallucination...

Only today and tomorrow left to enter this month! Better call in sick tomorrow...
bye all for now.


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9/29/2005 8:13:31 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
  Oh, no! I totally lost track of time. Tomorrow IS the last day of the month...the last chance at finals for September...the last chance to comment and view before this month's entries disappear to make room for a new month...I've got to go do some photo editing...or commenting...or something!!!


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9/29/2005 9:03:40 PM

 
Denise Miotke
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/1/1996
  Umm... hi... my name is Denise, and I'm not only a BP addict, but... well... I'm also a BP Dealer and at least partially to blame for your sorry states of existence! It’s not all my fault though. One day years ago Jim started writing photography tips on this new thing called a website, and shortly after, it was all over for us. First, Jim quit his “real” job, and it wasn’t too long before he convinced me to leave my own job, to join him in his addiction. Our employees, friends, and family must be willing at all times, and under any circumstance, to think about, discuss, and muse on all things BetterPhoto. Sometimes I feel sorry for them.

I’m so grateful to know I’m not alone. I hope that you won’t shun me, as I would love to join your support group!


Denise Miotke
Co-Founder and BP Dealer


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9/29/2005 11:30:58 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  We feel your pain, Denise! Join us!!
Unlike many of you, I actually lived through the sixties, so my roots are deep. Who knew it would all lead to this?


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9/30/2005 2:34:58 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Whooaaa hold up there Denise - you know, sleeping with the enemy (!) and all - how do we know you won't go back to Big Brother and tell him about our collective talent and superior galleries, and then,... people will say we're being favoured because (finally) we might get a mention, or a finalist or... gasp... a winner! Its already tomorrow here today (in S Africa), so I can't even submit another one.... I'll just keep checking, refreshing, dealing whatever. OK Denise, if u ask reallllly nicely you can join!


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9/30/2005 3:19:38 AM

 
Sandra 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/31/2002
  WOW! Soooooooooo good to know I'm not all alone!!!!


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9/30/2005 3:39:36 AM

 
Susan Patton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2004
  WOW Denise...how lucky you are to have an entire nework of enablers for your habit. The rest of us sorry addicts have to go it alone....that is during those one or two hours a day we're not logged on to BP getting our fix!


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9/30/2005 3:56:27 AM

 
Karthik M. Siddhun
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/19/2005
  Hi all,
It is true, within few months, I became very much addicted to this forum & site, recent uploads of images,etc.., I almost talking less with friends,colleagues..! huhuhu! Adding more to this, I am now a days, operating fully Manual mode on camera & taking shots,as if I am working for some assignments!
I knew clearly, I got changed so much!
Needless to say, I got few really good friends from here!
Thanks to BP and BP judges.

With regards,
Siddhun


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9/30/2005 5:06:21 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  Welcome, Denise, we could use a good dealer, um, I mean, experienced addict with a direct supplier, um uh, yah...another member here in the support group! WELCOME! Tell "Big Brother", as he was named above, to keep feeding our addictions! As you can see, there's clearly no hope for recovery for any of us.


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9/30/2005 7:21:22 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  well, I might just have to report this as a malicious thread, the way you all are carrying on like a bunch of street corner addicts! and now, now you even have your "dealer" posting as to how great this stuff is...Hmmmm. I remember when I started here.. they gave me a free "Hit" (account) then before you know it, im hooked...big time, buying classes and lenses and god knows what else, trying to get my friends to try it, AHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Craig-
lol


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9/30/2005 9:32:08 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  I'm back for help. I thought I had recovered from my addiction after the finalists were announced. Of course, then I became even more addicted as I was waiting to see if I was a winner. No such luck, but I can't ask for more since I've only be at this since June.

Even now, without any finalist or winner being announced, I find myself at all hours wondering what is going on here in the wonderful world of BP.

Denise, I don't know how you raise your son having so much of this right at your fingertips.

Hey, did anyone notice that Google is trying to solicite us for things like meth addiction, etc. That little box must have picked up on all of us "addicts".


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9/30/2005 9:35:32 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  PS, the little box is at the top of our discussion.


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Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  Now THAT is FUNNY! I had to turn off my ad blocking to see it, but you're right! I hope we don't get spied on by the Feds as a "drug ring". Maybe THAT'S the "Big Brother" we should be worried about! If you're out there...No drugs here...just obsessed photographers looking for someplace that understands us!!!


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9/30/2005 10:51:59 AM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  12 Step Program for a BP Addict

1.Admit we are powerless over BP and our lives have become unmanageable.
2. Believe that the judges are greater than ourselves and their approval will restore us to sanity.
3. Turn our lives over to the approval of BP members and the judges choice.
4. Search our files and make an inventory of our great and not so great images.
5. Admit to ourselves and others our addiction.
6. Remove from our lives the sorrow of all images not recognized by the judges and others.
7. Humbly admit that not all images are great and vow to never post a bad image again.
8. Make a list of persons and things we have harmed by our addiction (ignored husbands, not feeding kids, stalking adorable animals at park, picking helpless flowers for selfish reasons...)
9. Tell those we have harmed, including plants, animals, still lifes, etc. that we are sorry.
10. Continue to monitor images and admit when they are bad.
11. Ask other BPers for help and knowledge to produce better pictures.
12. By doing the above steps we will be able to:
-realize the power that BP and the judges have over us.
-produce the ability to take better pictures.
-Share our message with other BP addicts.

Good luck everyone and feel free to modify the above in any way!!
GROUP HUG!


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9/30/2005 12:53:24 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  LOL.. I think that should pretty well cover it, Sandy!


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9/30/2005 3:25:47 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
  lol...very nice 12 step program you have set up, Sandy!
I'm glad BP is a legal addiction...the withdrawal symptoms would be great!!!! And think of all those addicted...we'd have to have our own clinic!! =)


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9/30/2005 10:43:57 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  ROFLMAO Sandy, but have you thought about this clinic?? With Denise as a member IMAGINE the tools for re-hab - (lenses, filters, flashes, studio's, lighting, trial camera's, discussion groups, one on one discussions with shrink Jim????) Sounds like a damm good idea - who'll do the cooking though, maybe an ignored husband?!


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9/30/2005 11:12:12 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  LOL! Would that be a recovery clinic or an intense everything photography BP class/clinic, Robyn?? Almost sounds like photography camp or a retreat! WOW! It DOES sound like a good idea. A two week to one month stay forcing us to practice photography all day every day and learn everything there is to know! Sign me up!


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10/1/2005 7:10:24 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
 
 
 
Hello all better photo addicts!

To help you take your mind off how many days left to the next finalist announcement, I thought we could play, guess what this photo is ? im sure you will all have no problem guessing, but I will post it anyway!


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10/1/2005 10:20:22 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
 
 
  What is it?
What is it?
© Rachel Scott-Renouf
Nikon Coolpix 8700...
 
 
Hello all better photo addicts!

To help you take your mind off how many days left to the next finalist announcement, I thought we could play, guess what this photo is ? im sure you will all have no problem guessing, but I will post it anyway!


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10/1/2005 10:20:51 AM

 
Angela K. Harter   sign me up too!!!! there in a heart-beat:)


as far as the picture???? well, my daughter sees a horseshoe crab?!, son sees a sea shell, and as for me the only thing I can come up with at the moment is some kind of fungus or mold:) just can't figure out the yellowish stuff!


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10/1/2005 10:37:08 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  Angela, your very close!
Heres a clue:-
Before becomeing a betterphoto addict, I would have never found this in my house! well not in this state anyway :o)


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10/1/2005 10:43:26 AM

 
Susan Patton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2004
  Ok, I really need help..can't believe I'm doing this on a Saturday afternoon! My guess would be moldy coffee, resulting from coming down from a BP high and realizing you hadn't finished your morning coffee...3 weeks ago!!


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10/1/2005 10:47:39 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  It is mold, but not coffee im affraid... and I have to say that I didnt realise just how bad this addiction was until I found this today!


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10/1/2005 10:54:29 AM

 
Nicole Kessel   Hi all,

I was attempting to wean myself off for a little a while but, to no avail... I found myself needing an occasionally hit from time to time which led me back to my full blown addiction again. So, I'm willing to admit that I am a lifer and follow the rules of our new 12 step program!

Rachel, would that be molded cheese?!! I think I saw something similiar in our fridge but, I'm too afraid to look any closer!


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10/1/2005 10:59:00 AM

 
Lauren Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2005
  Hello everybody...This is boyfriend and daughter calling....
We just want to say that WE ARE VERY DISPLEASED that our beloved Rachel is such an addict... THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT. We never get fed, the house looks like a pig sty, no lovings, the only thing Rachel loves is her camera.

The only reason that this ONION was found, was that Rachel was looking for a missing battery... The first time that she had been into the kitchen for at least a month.

We love her really, and we are just winding her up.

Now, let's hear from the rest of the husbands, boyfriends and children.

Signed,

The orphans.


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10/1/2005 11:28:52 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Now I guess we'll need an orphans and neglected pets seminar to go along with everything else!


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10/1/2005 11:36:42 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  To the Husband and Orphans - I don't know how you managed to slip onto the computer/website - was Rachel maybe in the bathroom for a minute?! As for my neglected and orphans, they'd love to reply but they're busy cooking, cleaning, dusting, de-moulding, mowing grass, shopping for groceries.... you know.. the normal things that supportive family of addicts normally do - leaving me time to have my fix, and shoot some pix :). Now, get back in the kitchen and do what you're supposed to do!!!


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10/1/2005 1:36:02 PM

 
Kevin  S. Daly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/13/2005
  Rachel,

I'm sure that picture is from my fridge! Or maybe something growing under my couch. Thank god that was guess what it is question and not a taste test.


Kevin


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10/1/2005 1:51:58 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  Lets hear it for Rachel, Only a hardcore BP addict would actually find a mouldy onion in her house, take I pic, digitayl develope it, post it on her website and then post it in a public forum!!! Most people would throw it away and never mention it again, and when / if asked about it, they would deny, deny, deny!!
lol
Craig-


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10/1/2005 3:04:43 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  LOL! Bravo, Rachel!!! Good one, too! Any other "What the heck is it?" photos out there? C'mon, step away from your computer for 2 minutes...that's long enough to take like 50 photos!

Robyn...is that supportive family or enablers???


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10/1/2005 3:17:48 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  I am definitely a BP addict. I think people get tired of me confessing to it LOL.


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10/1/2005 5:05:41 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  Welcome Sharon! We're listening.


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10/1/2005 5:24:42 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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  Hey Laura, Rachel and you other addicts! I have something here no one would recognize (if I had time to shoot it) ..its called a Television set. We all used to watch them, for entertainment, back in the old days before BP! Now we have this site which is far more entertaining and exciting than any of those psuedo reality shows TV shows. Talk about intrigue and drama! Better Photo has it hands down! I'm keeping my TV set just to hold some lighting for still-life shots.

Hey Denise - wonder if you and Jim had any idea what kind of a "monster" you were creating when you set out to start this whole thing...?

Later all, its back to view new October entries!


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10/1/2005 6:39:34 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Now with all the addicts they have created, if they ever cut us back on our contest entries there will probably be a mob with torches converging on BP headquarters like in the Frankenstein movies.


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10/2/2005 2:23:14 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  Hi everyone! Wow, thanks for your support, I have got to agree with Robyn - Family get back in the kitchen and don’t invade my space!
Perhaps betterphoto should offer marriage guidance lol
Well you have all heard the saying “if you can’t beat them then join them” so perhaps all the neglected families should get a camera each then family days out could be back on the menu :o)


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10/2/2005 3:40:15 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I forgot to mention the rotten onion!


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10/2/2005 3:54:53 AM

 
Linda Proctor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/5/2004
  Ok Ok Ok Have been in denial,checking this thread before weather conditions for combining is really bad.So have to admit to the addiction of BP Now what Need help Linda


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10/2/2005 7:08:24 PM

 
Nicole Kessel   I like your idea, Rachel! Um, my son is 2 months old... do you think it's too soon to buy him a camera?!!


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10/2/2005 9:36:30 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
  OK, you know you're an addict when you can't even go a day without checking this thread!
Hmmmm.....


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10/2/2005 11:06:45 PM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  Nicole, maybe a wee bit to soon, as he will be chewing it in a few months lol :o)

must dash as I dont want to get caught on here again, by the poor husband who thinks I am busy writing a letter at the mo ... he he :o)


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10/3/2005 1:13:16 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  you guys are bad!!!!

(I was up at 2:30 AM, couldnt sleep. I was cruising around BetterPhoto for awhile then I went back to bed at 3:30) lol.. and I was checking in this morning when I got to work!
Craig-


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10/3/2005 1:50:48 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Okay, add me to the list!! I have BP open at home every waking moment...check the forum every 15 minutes or so...and the contest entries...
I can check my aol mail at work, but this site is blocked at work because it is not "work related"...I would think my peace of mind knowing what is going on at BP would be work related because it lowers my stress level!
Bob


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10/3/2005 5:08:40 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  OK...if y'all see me post in the next two days, I may truly need an intervention. I HAVE to clean my house!!!! Yes...it takes me AT LEAST two days to do it right, but it's been so long it may take me 6 at this point! So feel free to gang up on me if you see me posting in the forums in the next coupld of days! (then again, you can't tell if I'm "lurking" can you? Hmmmm.) Anyway, See you soon!


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10/3/2005 5:19:12 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  It's not worth it Laura!!! Come back to the computer!! Join us!!! Everyones doing it!!! Two words...Merry maids!!!!


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10/3/2005 5:22:50 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  TALK ABOUT PEER PRESSURE!!! LOL! I TOTALLY agree! But, I think Children & Family Services may remove my family from me and burn down the house soon! I hear ya on the Merry Maids...but I need more clients to pay for it first!! That is one of my major goals with my new portrait studio business...get someone ELSE to clean the house so I can play!


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10/3/2005 5:29:53 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  The pressure is that if you clean YOUR house, that means I should clean MINE!!! I just can't do it. I went to the gorcery store today, the first time in three weeks and that was bad enough!!! I don't know what would happen to my system if I cleaned!! My husband is now yelling at me that dinner is burning so I gotta go for a minute!!


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10/3/2005 5:40:51 PM

 
Tracy Reehal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2005
  This is a funny thread. I was actually thinking about this the other day. I love bp. Don't know if it's an addiction...yet, but there's definite potential! If it was possible I think I would shoot, edit, and upload pics on bp all day!


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10/3/2005 6:55:03 PM

 
Galen S. Landon   As a family supported of a BP addict I have often had to consult my children as to what that constant glow coming from the office was. At all hours of the day and night you could see the glow and the faint sound of clicking and typing. It wasn't until last night when I returned from work that I discovered a vaguely familiar smell of home cooked food and no bags of golden arches in sight. Then, immerging from that glowing room appeared my long lost wife. I quickly gathered the children to re-introduce them the strange being... can everyone say mommy? Sandy, we love you! We support you! We miss you!

Your family


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10/4/2005 8:30:53 AM

 
Susan Patton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2004
  What a fun house you must live in Sandy! Your husband sounds pretty terrific all that support and a sense of humor to boot!!!


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10/4/2005 9:45:51 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Laura and Sandy...I have it good at home! My husband is our cook and grocery shopper. Plus, I have a cleaning lady! So, my job is pretty much getting onto BP at all times!


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10/4/2005 10:08:23 AM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  Wow!! Thanks for the support! I have children? That's what that noise is in the other room. If cooking you dinner brings so much joy, there will be no McD's tonight!! I am ordering chinese!!

Susan, my husband is great and a lot of fun!! Great support!!

Margie, stop now!! You're making us all jealous!!


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10/4/2005 10:13:36 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  I do have to admit, my husband is good, too. He'll do the cooking and laundry (when he runs out of clothes and I STILL haven't washed any!) I'm not sure he knows what cleaning is, though. I grocery shop and clean...occasionally!

Sandy, you and your hubby are a hoot! Must be fun around your house when you DO pull yourself away from the computer.

Wait...shoot! I'm not supposed to be here! I was checking e-mail and started typing out of pure instinct. It's 1pm and cleaning has yet to begin! To my defense, I HAVE been "working" on business procedures, forms and details all morning!

INTERVENTION!


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10/4/2005 10:46:22 AM

 
Galen S. Landon   Stay away from the light!!!


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10/4/2005 11:00:00 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Welcome back Laura!

Galen, it looks like you are now becoming an addict as well!


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10/4/2005 11:07:16 AM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  I knew you would cave Laura!! There is no turning back!! Hey hon!! Good to see you here again!! Maybe we should communicate this way!!! Great idea!!!


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10/4/2005 11:12:03 AM

 
Galen S. Landon   As a supporter of BP addicts anonymous I must give ya'll the encouragement you need, even if it means taking up valuable work time to respond to this thread.

Sandy - There is a device called a phone in which you communicate real-time. This is the preferred method after face-to-face communication in which I love because then I can see your beautiful face.

All - There is a check box right above the submit button that allows you to not be notified when someone responds to this thread. This is intended for you to be able to get "other" work done and not be disrupted with these responses. Good luck, and may the flash (uh, force) be with you.


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10/4/2005 11:33:50 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  OK...who invited the voice of reason to join the thread??? By the way, Sandy, I think all of our praises about your husband were in vain...I think he's just spying on you and tracking your BP time!


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10/4/2005 12:19:21 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  I agree!!!! Galen, don't you have a job your supposed to be doing!!! Remember more money for more camera equiptment!! Get back to work spy!!



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10/4/2005 12:24:21 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  Hey! Isnt there some kind of Holiday that is coming up very fast? Where people buy and exchange gifts?? Sandy, I think you need to get Galen a camera.. Then he'd really have a reason for logging on here..

Hey, I do have a wife and while she supports me and my photogrphy, sh'ed much rather have me sitting in my easy chair snoring away while she watches TV. she calls it "together time" I call it sleeping!!
Craig-


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10/4/2005 1:12:34 PM

 
Susan Patton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2004
  Craig you are too funny, but that's whathappens in my house too when we try to wathch TV together. Either that or my husband says, with half mast eyes, "don't you want to go play with your pictures?"


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10/4/2005 3:31:27 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  Oh Its so true! You know they want to get rid of you when they say things like.." Dont you wanna go play on the computer?" or " why dont you go out and shoot some pictures?" lol thats when I say.. No honey, Id much rather spend some time with you.. (so I can see what you're up to)..lol
Craig-


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10/4/2005 5:37:24 PM

 
Nicole Kessel   Actual conversation between my husband and I today...

Me: I'm so tired, the baby slept for three hours this afternoon and I meant to take a nap then but, I got sidetracked on the computer.

My husband: (Rolling of the eyes)Suprise... Suprise...

LOL, now here it is almost 1am and I still havn't slept and look where I am! And people think I'm a walking zombie because of the new baby and all. Little do they know!!


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10/4/2005 9:42:07 PM

 
Andrea Tuft
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2005
  WOW! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. I am losing way too much sleep, and I've only been a member for 3 Months. Let me know if there is help out there!


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10/5/2005 12:10:39 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  My significant other returns home on Fri after 3 weeks away :) can't wait, but this means I will have to pay him some attention at home, NOT log on all night....... aaaarrrgh how am I going to cope with the withdrawals - unfortunately I'm supposed do my work during the day... but I have dial up at home and a really fast line at work.... so guess what page is always open for me to 'just check'. My kids send me email to communicate now :)


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10/5/2005 12:38:09 AM

 
Dr Silly
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  My name is Dr Silly I am a BP addict.
At night and the weekends I do not have online service. So when I am at work and not doing anything. I am jumping from BP to Yahoo to see if I have anything from BP and back to BP to look and comment on the contest photos.
I need help but do not want it.

:o)


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10/5/2005 10:37:28 AM

 
Dr Silly
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  Oh yes I have to go check my e-mail.
:o)


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10/5/2005 10:43:32 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Audrea, there is no help for you. I've been visiting BP for over a year. I still find myself checking the entries or the Q&A several times a day.


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10/5/2005 2:18:39 PM

 
Andrea Tuft
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2005
  Well I guess there could be worse things to be addicted too!


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10/5/2005 4:46:10 PM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/30/2005
  ALRIGHT..ALRIGHT Sandy...HERE I AM!!! Thanks for letting me know about this thread!! Are ya sayin I have some issues...LOL!!!haha!!! WELL I DO!!!:):) Sandy has directed me to this thread cause she knows I woke up at 3 am this morning & couldn't go back to sleep..SOOO I get up & come to BP & do work all the rest of the day..NOW I'm wanting to leave & go shopping for some baby props, BUT I'm still not dressed yet for the day.LOL!! I sit here in my sweat pants & keep saying I gotta get out of this chair & off this computer..UGH..What are we to do??..LOL!!! LAUNDRY, HOUSE CLEANING, TAKING CARE OF KIDS, HUSBAND..HMMM??? Not sure what that is anymore!!!LOL!!!:):)


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10/7/2005 10:55:19 AM

 
Angela K. Harter   o.k. you know when it's bad when you are hanging out with your friends that you do EVERY weekend and you take a break in the middle to come and ck the bp threads:)!!!!! when you feel like all of you on the bp thread are the only ones who understands what the rest of us are thinking about 24/7!!!! it's almost 2 in the morning and i'm wanting to get out the camera to do some pics and everyone is yelling "do you ever give it up?!" heck no!!!!!! just another story to add to the "yep, i'm addicted!!!!!" thread.....ang


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10/8/2005 11:27:47 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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  Welcome Alilsha, Angela, and any other newcomers that I missed because I was checking new entries! Boy, do we all understand, Angela... nobody could understand our twisted thought processes except other "addicts"! Yesterday (Saturday) as soon as I got up - the dogs and cats wanted to be fed, the dishwasher needed unloading, paper to be read, shower to be taken, etc etc:( - but of course I headed straight for the computer to check email, new entries and the like....then I realized I had forgotten to even grab a cup of coffee!Ended up spending the ENTIRE day at BP
I'm sorry...its getting worse... at least you all know what I mean when I say "I'm just hanging on by a thread...":) Brian


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10/9/2005 9:08:55 AM

 
Susan Patton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2004
  "Hanging on by a thread", very funny Brian. Wish I had thought of that!


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10/9/2005 10:04:15 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Well, at least it's a LONG thread! You could do worse.


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10/9/2005 10:59:21 AM

 
Karen Rahlf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2005
  I joined BP less than a week ago, and here I am, up after 11pm, eyes glazed over from reading Q&A and looking at contest entries for three hours straight. Heaven help me when my new Canon Digital Rebel XT arrives. It's my first SLR and I will be needing lots of help. I figure 12 hours a day at BP ought to do it.


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10/9/2005 8:08:19 PM

 
Susan Patton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2004
  Welcome Karen and might I add "It's only just begun!"


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10/10/2005 3:26:33 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  welcome Karen. XT huh? nice cam, thats what im using... do you have Photoshop yet? you will need it. This place is a great place to hang out and learn the finer points of everything from taking the pic to editing it in PS or any of the numerous other photo editing software. Good luck!
Craig-


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10/10/2005 5:26:52 AM

 
Kelly Barclay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2005
  WOW!! I stumbled across this thread in it's infancy stage and thought it was hilarious. I was in denial at the time that I too had the addiction. Now... I'm just too embarrassed to admit. So I will remain in denial. Let's just say I understand all too well about dirty houses and kids sad eyes.. I consider BP a degree in Photography so I figure I'm going to school or working as I tell my daughter when I'm surfing BP. Ok I guess I did admit a few things...baby steps... Ha you guys are a riot!


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10/17/2005 7:45:36 PM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/3/2004
  Hello everybody... Get ready to lose some sleep and let your loved ones know they will need to defend for themselves until the finalists are announced!!! GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!! mlg~


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10/18/2005 6:54:59 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  I am anxiously counting the days until October 21! My husband has already been warned to stay away from the computer!


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10/18/2005 7:40:41 AM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
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  I hope Margie that you don't really think the finalists will be posted my OCT 21. Hahahaha LOL. Maybe by the 25TH.

Dr Silly :o)


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10/18/2005 7:48:20 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  My birthday is Oct. 25...it would be a welcomed present even if it was a few days late!


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10/18/2005 8:02:44 AM

 
Nicole Kessel   The anxiety levels are beginning to rise! Everyone stock your fridge now! Make sure you have plenty of coffee at hand we may be up for some sleepless nights! :)


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10/18/2005 8:16:05 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/30/2005
  I will be gone camping from this Thurs to next Monday sooooo I'm going to miss all the anxiety pressure. BOOHOO!!! I'll be thinking of you all!! Going stir crazy...LOL!!!! I wish I would be here to go stir crazy with you all..IT'S kinda fun!!!hehe!!!


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10/18/2005 8:54:25 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  Well Alisha, might suggest now's a great time to go buy a lap top with wireless internet?
lol
Good luck everyone and dont forget those last minute entries!
Craig-


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10/18/2005 9:31:04 AM

 
Nicole Kessel   LOL, Oh Craig! As if photography isn't expensive enough already!! If I had a dollar for every time I told my husband... "this is the last thing I need for a while..." I would probably be in Hawaii somwhere right now... with my laptop... :)


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10/18/2005 10:23:09 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  I know the feeling Nichole, Every time I buy a new lens I have it sent to my work then stick in my camera bag and bring it home, My wife would rather I buy stuff for the house, like food, pay bills, heating oil...lol
its so much fun, just wish I discovered this hobby when I was single and still living at home, Id have a 5D by now...lol
Craig-


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10/18/2005 12:14:38 PM

 
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