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Old 07-22-2011, 10:30 PM   #761
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Spouse and me last month at the new visitor's center of the USS ARIZONA Memorial. Unfortunately it's hard to tell that I'm wearing my favorite Taz surfing t-shirt.
Oh yay! I think this is the first time I've seen the Missus...y'all make a lovely couple.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:33 AM   #762
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Oh yay! I think this is the first time I've seen the Missus...y'all make a lovely couple.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:48 AM   #763
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Now c'mon....don't hold back....post a few pics of your own!
OK, I've posted pics before, but since you asked, here is another one of DH and I during a local hike here a few months ago.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:48 AM   #764
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Lovely photo bbbamI, what a cutie pie

Here is a recent one of me on the "Quakers' Causeway" just up from our house in Guisborough on a walk we did in April.
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Lovely photo bbbamI, what a cutie pie

Here is a recent one of me on the "Quakers' Causeway" just up from our house in Guisborough on a walk we did in April.

Love it! You look so happy in your retirement!
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Love it! You look so happy in your retirement!
The down side is that my face hurts after 18 months of smiling - it's not used to the exercise.
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The down side is that my face hurts after 18 months of smiling - it's not used to the exercise.
Best form of strength training if you ask me!
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This is not a recent photo, but it's a photo of yours truly on my last trip to Vegas...about 3 years ago. I'm hoping to go again soon.

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Me from a couple yrs ago...fishing in Louisiana
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Simple girl...every time I see a pic of you and your DH, y'all look like you're on your honeymoon.

Alan...I swear you could be a poster child for ER.

Marty....great pic! Fishing is one of my favorite pastimes.......
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Here we are with friends from university on their patio. I am on the left and DW has the light top.
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Oh yay! I think this is the first time I've seen the Missus...y'all make a lovely couple.
Thank you!

The other half of this cropped photo showed my old high-school girlfriend and her spouse/kids. (We gave them a tour of the Memorial during their whirlwind visit to the islands.) I enjoyed meeting the family, although it was a bit of a surprise to see my spouse's competitive dark side (briefly) reassert itself. But we were all smiling at the end.

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The down side is that my face hurts after 18 months of smiling - it's not used to the exercise.
It gets easier as you build up the muscles and gain more experience. And ibuprofen can help temporarily relieve the swelling!

You may also have lost your appreciation of your reference threshold for pain. Perhaps returning to work in your old office for a couple weeks, or simply spending eight hours a day practicing your "office face", would make the smiling pain seem negligible by comparison.

I'd like to tell you how those last two methods worked out, but the patients I've recommended that to have never contacted me again for a followup.
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Nords,

Thanks for the advice. I might try the ibuprofein, but my pain threshold is probably too low to try the other suggestion
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Here we are with friends from university on their patio. I am on the left and DW has the light top.
Nice picture! You and your wife are a good looking couple and your friends look like they'd be fun to hang out with!
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This is not a recent photo, but it's a photo of yours truly on my last trip to Vegas...about 3 years ago. I'm hoping to go again soon.
Lovely photo of a lovely woman. Thanks for posting it!

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Here we are with friends from university on their patio. I am on the left and DW has the light top.
Looking good! (I see I'm not the only one who hooks his glasses on his shirt.)
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This is not a recent photo, but it's a photo of yours truly on my last trip to Vegas...about 3 years ago. I'm hoping to go again soon.
I guess that was back in bbbamI's smoking days. Vegas will never be the same!
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I'm guessing she is still smokin'.

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You people are trying to make sure I'll never post a photo here. Can't compete with such a good looking bunch!

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Bbbami, you look as sweet as you come across here.

I little impish, I'm guessing...
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