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April. EPs, SFs, Finalists


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3/31/2015 6:09:18 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Coming soon ...


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4/7/2015 11:41:05 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  ...at a store near you! :-)


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4/7/2015 12:10:15 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I thought it was, "to a theatre near you"? I guess that's showing my age... :-)


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4/8/2015 10:10:25 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bob, I was trying to sound younger! :-)


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4/8/2015 2:09:44 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  They had theaters when YOU were young?


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4/8/2015 6:06:26 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Ok Irene, no blows to the elder please! :-)


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4/9/2015 2:28:30 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Kinda sad, when it's April 10th, and the only thing we have to talk about is the elderly..... hahahahaha I'm only 65, and don't feel old at all.


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4/10/2015 5:29:58 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  I'm with you Bob, I'm 65 going on 39! :-) I have two children older than I am! :-)


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4/10/2015 7:14:03 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  Bob, Joannie If age was a contest I'd have both of you beat; but I rather win a photography contest than an age one. ;-)

This must be the latest date for judging AFP isn't it?


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4/11/2015 7:06:02 AM

 
Irene Colling
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  See, my old age made me type AFP instead of EFP.


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4/11/2015 7:07:12 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  :-)


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4/11/2015 12:09:29 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  Now, Now children!!


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4/13/2015 8:35:27 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Well, Ed, Joannie started it!!!!!!


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4/13/2015 12:41:33 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Oh Bob, you are such a tattle-tail! I'm telling mom!


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4/13/2015 1:14:10 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  If you tell mom, I'm gonna runaway from home..... :-P

(Ya think this childish (although fun) prattle will get the EPs moving again?)


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4/13/2015 2:43:19 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  From your mouth to Jim's ear! :-)


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4/13/2015 5:29:23 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  March Staff favorites are being announced and no April EFP's have been awarded yet. BP likes to keep us guessing.


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4/13/2015 6:18:47 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  I think the April EPs are starting. Good luck to all.


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4/16/2015 7:20:47 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  You think right, Bill. I got one for April 1 !

UB.


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4/16/2015 9:06:27 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Got one for the 5th.... :-)


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4/18/2015 7:36:46 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  WTG Bob! I knew you had it in you! :-)


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4/18/2015 9:21:07 PM

 
Brenda Beatty
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  I have one new one in the last few days...I've been gone since Thursday, came home to 11 ep instead of 10


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4/19/2015 6:07:10 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Didn't enter on April 2nd.
April 3rd, 4th got skipped.
Resubbed EPs on April 5th and 6th...so not sure if they are a go this time or skipped.
Got EPs for 7th and 8th.

UB.


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4/19/2015 7:54:30 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to all.


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4/19/2015 10:00:57 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  You leave for a lovely Sunday afternoon drive and come back to 3 EP's! I must leave more often! :-)

Handsome Duch
4/7 Digital Darkroom

Spring Delight
4/9 Digital Darkroom

Downtown Dallas
4/10 Man-Made


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4/19/2015 5:21:45 PM

 
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Red rose closeup, enhanced with Topaz Glow.

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Maybe I'll try that too, Joannie!

4/6 Digital Darkroom


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4/19/2015 8:26:10 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  There ya go again, Joannie! Letting me think I'm doing good, and then you stomp me into the ground... :-P HaHaHa.. ;-)


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4/19/2015 8:29:51 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  April 9 got skipped, but April 10 made me happy!

UB.


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4/19/2015 8:44:27 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bob..."-)


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4/19/2015 9:23:10 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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Originally an image of tall black and white vases, distorted using polar coordinates a couple of times and overlayed with the blue color.
Shot with Samsung Galaxy S2 phone.

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4/12 Digital Darkroom


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4/20/2015 6:33:43 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Don't anyone tell Bob, but I got another EP! :-)

Cotton Gin Mall
4/14
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4/21/2015 9:24:07 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  When was the last time you were called a BRAT, Joannie??
Just kidding... Good job.. :-)
If they're up to the 14th, I've got 2 EPs out of 6 entries to that point.


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4/21/2015 12:32:36 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bob, actually my youngest sister called me one last month! :-) Ouch! Congrats on your EP's!


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4/21/2015 2:03:05 PM

 
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this toad is now taken up residence in my water fountain
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im still here ever so often LOL


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4/23/2015 6:44:16 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  April 11 got skipped...but so glad to see EPs under the images submitted on April 12, 13, 14 and 15. Maybe the judges have been in a good mood lately!

UB.


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4/24/2015 5:00:39 AM

 
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  Good mood is relative... at least for me. Zip so far.


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4/24/2015 11:45:30 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  However, congratulations all the EP winners so far.


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4/24/2015 12:40:54 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Spring Sky
4/16/15
Monthly Theme

Looks like the judges are moving again! :-)


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4/24/2015 3:07:52 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Got a few more on April 16, 17, 18 and 19. Now I am really hoping its not a glitch of some kind. Its been a while since I had 8 straight EPs. Very happy right now !

UB.


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4/25/2015 6:25:23 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Way to go, Usman, and Joannie!! I'm up to 3 out of 8.... :-)


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4/25/2015 7:15:26 AM

 
Rhonda K. Mumm
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  I have zero for April and usually I get a few EP's. I didn't start entering until April 21 so month not over yet.


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4/25/2015 12:44:00 PM

 
tony w. austin
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this is one of my faves


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4/26/2015 5:50:38 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  April 20th got skipped for an EP but 21st and 22nd didn't.

UB.


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4/26/2015 8:42:05 PM

 
Beth W. DeBor
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  Whoever "they" are have sure caught up quickly. The last time I checked they were two or three weeks behind.


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4/27/2015 12:29:53 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Got one for the 26th! That's 4 out of 11 entries. They apparently didn't like my tomatoes... :-(
How's the "Brat" doing?


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4/27/2015 1:03:14 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  I got one for the 26th, too - but so many skips :(


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4/27/2015 1:41:27 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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  No worries, friends... the game is still on. If you have not yet received an EP, we're still judging :)

Also, the May theme has been posted on the contest themes page.

The theme is "Floral Creativity" - So go out and find those flowers (or buy some from your local florist) and stretch! I want to see you try something you've never tried before.

Have fun!


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4/27/2015 3:30:42 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Jim, Thanks for stopping by with encouragement and the news about the May theme. Are you free to tell us if there will be a second round of judging??? Thanks.


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4/27/2015 4:54:34 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Got EPs for 23rd and 24th. 25th got skipped. Have entered a previous Finalist on the 26th, so don't know for sure if it is still in the running or not?

UB.


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4/27/2015 9:47:30 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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  I am with Nikki. My EP's are few and far between this month.


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4/28/2015 6:23:08 AM

 
Rhonda K. Mumm
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  7 EP out of 15 entries. Lower than past months but I stepped out of my comfort zone this month so its all good. The flower theme will be fun. I never shoot flowers so good challenge for me.


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4/28/2015 7:18:13 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bob, the Brat has 5 Ep's so far! :-)


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4/28/2015 1:32:15 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Good job, Brat! I think, though, that Usman, and Rhonda are beating us into the ground... :-)


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4/28/2015 7:49:24 PM

 
Rhonda K. Mumm
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  Oh no, I have to catch up with Usman! Unfortunately work is getting in the way. Does anyone know where we go to bribe the judges? It may be my only hope.


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4/29/2015 5:38:26 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  Four out of twelve entries, so far. Glad to have the four from those entries. Maybe I will pick up one more if there is a second round.


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4/30/2015 6:11:52 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Looks like they are up to the 29th but that may or may not be complete. Then for the $64000 question (dating myself)... will they do the 30th and then go immediately to the second round? Will they start May and then do a second round? Will they do may and not do a second round? I think those are the only choices. Place your bets now... Congrats to all who have gotten eps so far and good luck getting more.


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4/30/2015 9:59:40 AM

 
Lola M.
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4/28 Animals
4/29 Animals
Nibbling

So far it has been a good month for me, 16 out of 28 with EP's


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4/30/2015 2:34:43 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Automobile History
4/28/15
Man-Made

That's 6 out of 16 for me...look out folks the "Brat" is coming back! :-)


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4/30/2015 4:53:31 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Chant softly...the Brat is back, the Brat is Back, the Brat is Back. Move over Green Bay Packers.


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4/30/2015 5:43:54 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bill... :-)


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4/30/2015 8:35:31 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Good, Bill... :-)


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5/1/2015 6:38:05 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Looks like they have begun the second round. Good luck to all.


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5/1/2015 6:00:07 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  For those of you who bet on the options from one of my earlier postings, option one seems to be the winner.


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5/1/2015 6:01:48 PM

 
David L. Godwin
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I can confirm they have started a second round of EC's..One of my photos submitted on April 8th was just selected.


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5/1/2015 8:05:47 PM

 
David L. Godwin
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Here is the image they selected in the second round of judging


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5/1/2015 8:09:09 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  Feeling happy, got six EP's for six entries.

Good luck in the next round everyone.

Joannie Bob......"How many times do I have to tell you....?"
Raise your hand if you heard that phrase growing up or have used the phrase yourself on occasion.


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5/1/2015 8:52:48 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  17 out of 24 new EPs til date....and my fave also got one in the second round...good luck everyone !

UB.


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5/2/2015 2:00:21 AM

 
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Shot at a local car show. Post processing in PS CC, textures from Shadowhouse and Kim Klassen.

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Hi everyone
I'm enjoying your terrific images (and witty banter too!).

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5/2/2015 8:08:13 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I think, Irene, that I used that phrase only about half as much on my kids, as my parents used it on me, and, probably only about a quarter as much as Joannie's parents used it on her.... :-)
Way to go on your EPs, Irene!


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5/2/2015 8:26:11 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bob, I don't recall my parents ever saying that to me! NOT! The Brat! :-)


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5/2/2015 10:05:01 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Joannie, the perfect (brat) child... :-)
On an EP related note, do we think it's safe to resub stuff from April yet??


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5/4/2015 6:31:45 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bob, you are asking an adult question which means I have to think...don't do that to me! :-) Honestly, your guess is as good as mine!


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5/4/2015 9:15:34 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  If they are done with April, I think I better quit again. Not a good month unless they go back. I haven't done this bad in a while.
Why would anybody call Joannie a brat??? Can't imagine!


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5/5/2015 3:51:38 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  Well, I gotta say Joannie and Bob have really made this month very entertaining to say the least!! It's great fun watching the banter and waiting for the next quip. Who needs EP's!? I'm at 33%, but considering the great competition who knows. Best of luck to all of you!!!


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5/5/2015 11:39:17 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Not sure if they have completed the second of April yet.


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5/8/2015 9:07:15 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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Picked up in later, perhaps second round ...

4/16 Digital Darkroom (I think)


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5/8/2015 9:51:14 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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This EP also picked up later ...
4/18 Flowers


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5/8/2015 9:52:27 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I picked up a few in the second round, too. Good luck everybody.


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5/8/2015 10:26:26 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I picked up a couple more, too. 8 out of 13 for April....Yay for the tomatoes!!
Happy Mother's Day to all that qualify... :-)


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5/10/2015 8:08:50 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  I'm batting 500! 6 ep's out of 12!
Bob, I'm actually over qualified for Mother's Day...I'm a mom, grandmom and a great-grandmom! Yes I do over do some things! :-)


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5/10/2015 12:09:44 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Just saw three more EPs ;)

UB.


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5/11/2015 8:16:44 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  SF's are out congrats to all who received them and good luck in the finalist round.


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5/21/2015 1:37:33 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Finalists are out. Congrats to all and good luck in the gold round.


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5/22/2015 6:39:01 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Congrats to all the winners of gold!!! Also, congrats to the rest of us for playing along.... :-)


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5/24/2015 11:42:15 AM

 
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