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This Month with Andy, October 2012

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 1, 2012, 8:50 PM



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Problem with DeviantArt
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DeviantArt thumbnails and images have been loading as slow as sap from a maple tree in Winter.  Have any of you noticed this? Or is it just me?  I've been having to log in at 3 in the morning to be able to see the art work and read my messages.  



Barbara and Andy On the Grass
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My Hiking Friend, Robin, Had a Close Call  (Click on image for details)
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Early this month, Robin, my hiking friend, suddenly came down with a life-threatening pulmonary embolism and was in critical care unit at the hospital for several days.  No one knows what caused it.  She's one of the most physically fit persons I know. This only goes to show how fragile any of us can be at any moment.  She is alright now.


Helped a Friend work on an airplane  (Click on image for details)
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I went with Gary to help him work on a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane at the airport.  


I've Been Staining My Stairway
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When I first had a contractor build these wooden Mangaris stairs to my specifications, people would approach the house and take photographs.  Over the last three years, the stain has been fading. So, I've been staining the stairway in sections.  Vicki Banks offered great tips.  Hopefully, people will begin to photograph them again!


Barbara's Halloween Maiko Costume
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My wife wore this beautiful kimono, obi, and geta (sandals) we purchased in Japan.  Although the hair is suppose to be higher on the head, it is usually worn lower by older women.


Andy at Eye Doctor Appointment
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Mood Charts
Below, you will see a series of "mood charts" which depict representative details of ordinary things I do during my day. Click on each one to see a bigger image. I created them because my wife was complaining that I don't display enough "emotions."  So, I wanted her to know I have some emotional responses to events that happen during the day. Plus, it gives her an additional insight into my day.  I'd rather chat about current events, science, etc, but I guess I should include feelings in there sometimes….

Mood Chart  10/31/12
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Mood Chart 10/30/12
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Mood Chart 10/25/12
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Mood Chart 10/13 & 14/12
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Mood Chart 10/12/12
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Mood Chart 10/6/12
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Mood Chart 10/5/12
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Photo of Barbara & Door
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My Friend Natalia Took My Costume Photos
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My Friend Natalia Took My Costume Photos at a Halloween festival before it opened to the public.  We sneaked in the back and took photos for 10 minutes before we were discovered. The security guards chased us out because we were using an SLR camera.


Andy & Lisa take a Hike
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Lisa is a very dependable hiker. When I send out an email announcing my availability for a hike on a particular day, the probability that Lisa will show up is very high.






Features

Rolling Stones by foureyes  Rolling Stonesby `foureyes

  Rydia - Final Fantasy IVby `Hellobaby

Outer Senshi 6 by neko-tin  Outer Senshi 6by *neko-tin

Infrared - Am I Dreaming? by La-Vita-a-Bella  Am I Dreaming?by *La-Vita-a-Bella  

Untold Journeys by lilithfirefly  Untold Journeysby *lilithfirefly

The Surreal Window by Forestina-Fotos The Surreal Window by *Forestina-Fotos

Miku Hatsune - World is mine - II by JessicaUshiromiyaSan Miku Hatsune - World is mine - II by ~JessicaUshiromiyaSan

:thumb331011802:  The Vixen IIby *blackfantastix

Tea Break by SayuriMVRomei  Tea Breakby *AyameSakura61

Rising Star by SoraNamae  Rising Starby *SoraNamae

:thumb301394600:  Basking In The Sunby ~MatejMo

Steeping Tea by gppr  Steeping Teaby =gppr

Karst hills by foureyes  Karst hillsby `foureyes

Belle - sumi-e by SayuriMVRomei  Belle - sumi-eby *AyameSakura61

Sabrina by SayuriMVRomei Sabrina by *AyameSakura61

Goldfish Carnival by LoveSoup Goldfish Carnival by =LoveSoup

Commission for Cae by LoveSoup  Commission for Caeby =LoveSoup

The doors of the Adriatic by Febo-theRealOne The doors of the Adriatic by ~Febo-theRealOne

Kozue for Yuko-Lee by emperpep Kozue for Yuko-Lee by *emperpep

:thumb334294690: Satine Illford Snow Set Session by *ramseyst

Rising Sun 2_1 by ximocampo Rising Sun 2_1 by *ximocampo

All City by yuumei All City by `yuumei

For Bob by milenkadelic  For Bobby ~milenkadelic

  • Listening to: The silence of the universe
  • Reading: Financial Times
  • Watching: The Computer
  • Playing: Life
  • Eating: Cheese
  • Drinking: Kool-Aid
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M-Art-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
beautiful feature as always!:iconroseplz::icontiphankeplz:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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M-Art-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   General Artist
my pleasure!:iconroseplz:
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lilithfirefly Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such interesting journals, and beautiful artists, I am honored to be part of this :iconrainbowheartsplz:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should revel in it!
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foureyes Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
:)....Thank you :hug:
GREAT selection
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. Thanks!
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blackfantastix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
thank you very much!!!!!!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of course. I admire your work very much
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SayuriMVRomei Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
OMG thank you so much for the feature!!!!! I'm very honoured to have three works featured here, thank you:iconhug1plz:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are really good!!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature!
The slowness of dA (and the internet in general) might be due to the storm on the east coast. But don't quote me on that. :)
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's been slow for three months. DA told me when I complained about it, that they have a new contract with a server company that is not delivering the goods. I don't know why they put up with it.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Photographer
I guess they put up with it for the same reason we do. lol!
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ArthurRamsey Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks for the honor of the feature here my friend.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feature! :hug:

P.S...Glad to hear that your friend Robin is ok now!
P.P.S...I love your stairs!! :)
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm happy you like my stairs. I have to wait for the weather to cooperate each time I want to work on them.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I am glad I am not the only who notices that DA has be become slow hopefully enough people will complain so they will fix it>.<. I hope your friend gets well
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I complained to DA and they said they have a new company that maintains the thumbnail servers. They said they're looking into it, but I don't really think they care.

Robin is OK for the meantime. They still don't know what caused it.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I will most likely won;t fix until enough people complain about or a comic that has hate in it forces then hand then>.>
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have to log in at strange hours when not too many other people are using it. This makes me use it less and less
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I now what you mean. I been spending more time on manga reader then DA later. Even though I still come here to check out art. I am mostly keeping my inbox under control and talking to friends.
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