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Old 04-08-12, 08:25 PM   #1301
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Beautiful... I want to build that.

Thanks! If you do, make it a 56cm.
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And make three at least.
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Thanks! If you do, make it a 56cm.
I do like the chrome and we finally found a local shop that does decent chroming as it something we do not do in house.

My Garlatti will probably move in this direction...

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I definitely wouldn't mind owning an all-chrome bike. Maybe this...

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Back from Vietnam alive, sorta.

Lamplight, your illustration is beautiful. If you're not going to build it, it would at least make a fantastic print/poster/t-shirt
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Back from Vietnam alive, sorta.

Lamplight, your illustration is beautiful. If you're not going to build it, it would at least make a fantastic print/poster/t-shirt
Thanks you. I had a print made of the light blue version of this bike, but there were some jagged edges visible on the spokes and fenders due to the pixels, so I tried some Photoshop trickery and a new print is currently in the works (hopefully done today). I did sort of "fix" the original print by drawing over the trouble areas with India ink. It looks okay but the spokes are now too dark for my liking.

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Old 04-09-12, 01:38 PM   #1307
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Nice drawings. Wow.

Me? Just had a tooth pulled. The one above it had been yanked 15 years ago, so it served no function but to collect cavities. I wasn't hurting, but the dentist said it would be better to remove it, rather than wait for soon to come crisis.

Other than that, just found a friend died of cancer. Kinda sucks. The guy had a lot to live for. Family, kids, grandkids, owned a photo-store chain and a golf course. You never know when the Big C calls for you. I never heard anyone say a bad thing about him. He was even on the news last night.
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I was standing in front of city hall talking to a friend. A guy carrying an American flag walks up and asked if we had any gasoline so he could burn the flag. Where did he think we were carrying gas? Neither of us had red cans in our hands.
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Please tell me you sucker punched the guy while your friend kept the flag from hitting the ground.
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Please tell me you sucker punched the guy while your friend kept the flag from hitting the ground.
That's what he wanted us to do.
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Old 04-11-12, 10:35 AM   #1311
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I definitely wouldn't mind owning an all-chrome bike. Maybe this...

That's gorgeous. Makes me want a chrome bike now. What brand is it?
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Old 04-11-12, 12:22 PM   #1312
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That's gorgeous. Makes me want a chrome bike now. What brand is it?
The bike is a Rene Herse.

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Old 04-11-12, 01:53 PM   #1313
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Some people need to get kicked in the head repeatedly...

We have a local cat named Malone that adopted my neighbours and she comes here to visit and play with my dog and she is the sweetest and friendliest kitty and will go to anyone... and she does like to go out and hunt mice in the evening.

Looks like some some waste of skin found her and for fun, wrapped an elastic band around her paw multiple times and looks like it did not completely cut off the circulation as her paw is warm, but a little swollen, and they will see if the swelling comes down in the next little bit.

She's resting and aside from having a tender paw was purring madly when I was petting her and checking her out.
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Some people need to get kicked in the head repeatedly...

We have a local cat named Malone that adopted my neighbours and she comes here to visit and play with my dog and she is the sweetest and friendliest kitty and will go to anyone... and she does like to go out and hunt mice in the evening.

Looks like some some waste of skin found her and for fun, wrapped an elastic band around her paw multiple times and looks like it did not completely cut off the circulation as her paw is warm, but a little swollen, and they will see if the swelling comes down in the next little bit.

She's resting and aside from having a tender paw was purring madly when I was petting her and checking her out.
Poor kitty!

I'm glad you found her.
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A friend of my son just got a new puppy. She went in for spaying and days later started limping. Turns out the vet left a rubber band on her hind leg that was holding an IV in. It cut deeply into her skin all the way around, and partially into the tendon or ligament in that leg. Hopefully she will recover fully. Poor puppy.
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Old 04-11-12, 05:21 PM   #1316
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Poor kitty!

I'm glad you found her.
My house mate saw the elastic band and cut it off and then told me what had happened... just checked on Malone and the swelling has come down to where her paw almost looks normal and she has been taking a few ginger steps.

Pads are pink and warm so this speaks to good circulation in her foot and she was purring her little heart out (as usual).

I have no use for sick f***s who torture animals.
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Dang that pisses me off about Malone! Glad it was found it time before it did some real damage. I hope whoever did this gets some kind of negative karma done here. Friggen innocent helpless cat and someone evil does that to her. What is WRONG with people?!?

And Jsharr, I'm hoping the puppy is going to be okay. I'm expecting the vet to take care of any necessary care from here on in regards to the damage done to the puppy's leg.
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Some people need to get kicked in the head repeatedly...

We have a local cat named Malone that adopted my neighbours and she comes here to visit and play with my dog and she is the sweetest and friendliest kitty and will go to anyone... and she does like to go out and hunt mice in the evening.

Looks like some some waste of skin found her and for fun, wrapped an elastic band around her paw multiple times and looks like it did not completely cut off the circulation as her paw is warm, but a little swollen, and they will see if the swelling comes down in the next little bit.

She's resting and aside from having a tender paw was purring madly when I was petting her and checking her out.
What kind of scumbag would do that? 65er, thanks for looking after her.
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OTOH, My wife is in the hospital again. She has COPD with lots of asthma problems. The last few months she has had a hard time moving around, running out of air after a few steps. So, she called the doctor, went in and got sent to the ER Tues pm. They admitted her, thought she had pneumonia, then found she has blood clots near the bottom of her lungs. So she's on heparin for a while. They think the clots may have been there a little while, hence her diminished stamina. She thinks she's getting out in a few days. I hope so.
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OTOH, My wife is in the hospital again. She has COPD with lots of asthma problems. The last few months she has had a hard time moving around, running out of air after a few steps. So, she called the doctor, went in and got sent to the ER Tues pm. They admitted her, thought she had pneumonia, then found she has blood clots near the bottom of her lungs. So she's on heparin for a while. They think the clots may have been there a little while, hence her diminished stamina. She thinks she's getting out in a few days. I hope so.
I hope your wife recovers quickly.
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A friend of mine has asked me to design a logo for a company he and his father are starting. He found a sample logo he liked and wanted me to base it off of that. The image was a small jpeg, so I recreated it in Illustrator so it would print better at any size and the text would be right. It's not identical to the sample, but it's pretty close. It was a lot of work and I'm still a novice with Illustrator, so I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The text is in two parts. The top, smaller text is very basic and just has the company name, but the bottom text is large and unique. It's also just a normal word (part of the company name is the same word as the sample). Naturally I couldn't find a font to match that, so I tried one I thought looked good and showed it to him. I told him I simply tried that font out and there were more available, but I couldn't find one exactly like the original. So he sent me the original sample with the small text Photoshopped out to be replaced by his company name, with the unusual large font still intact. He added, "Here, maybe I can save you some time." Well it's too late to save time, since I already replicated the entire freaking logo, but in a version that's actually printable. If all he wanted to do was change a few letters of text on a tiny jpeg then he could have saved more time but not even mentioning it to me. Anyone who can remove the text in Photoshop (like he did) should easily be able to add new text. And that doesn't really count as "designing" a logo. It's just using a sample image and replacing some text.

Oh well. At least I got some practice I guess.
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Oh well. At least I got some practice I guess.
If you are considering making art a career, you will need a portfolio of your work. Add this to your portfolio.
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Yeah, I was just frustrated because I did quite a bit of work on it and then he wanted to just use the small jpeg instead. However, since I posted that he changed his mind and decided he wanted to use my version instead, which is, in a way, easier for me because I can change anything about the design that he wants. I just want to do this right, so that it can be printed properly, used on the website, or even printed very large for signs or even a decal for their truck. And this way he can even use just the company mascot from the logo for other things, as well.
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What kind of scumbag would do that? 65er, thanks for looking after her.
I deserve no thanks... it was my housemate's good eye that saw there was something wrong with her paw although I would have been more than ready to help my neighbour with any vet bills as she is retired and lives on a small pension.

Seeing the smile on her face when she told me Malone was running around and begging to be let outside today was priceless... she loves that cat beyond belief and I am pretty fond of her myself as she is so good natured and gentle with everyone.
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