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retrofuturist...

Post by appicchato » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:38 am

Where's our kalyanamitta retro?... :shrug:

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Re: retrofuturist...

Post by Ben » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:46 am

Hi Venerable

Retro went away with his family for a short break. He was back 'to work' at DW a few hours ago but it looks like he had the good sense to retire for the night about an hour or more ago. I'm sure you'll see him online again tomorrow morning.
metta

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Post by appicchato » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:33 pm

Thank you Ben...missed him and glad to hear he's back...

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Post by Goofaholix » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:48 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Venerable

Retro went away with his family for a short break. He was back 'to work' at DW a few hours ago but it looks like he had the good sense to retire for the night about an hour or more ago. I'm sure you'll see him online again tomorrow morning.
metta

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Please keep us posted on any developments during the night ;)
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Post by retrofuturist » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:31 pm

Greetings everyone,

Thanks for the concern bhante.

I've been away for 6 days or so on a holiday to Surfers Paradise to celebrate my 10 year wedding anniversary with my wife, son, and in-laws.

It was a nice relaxing time, even though my wife and her father butt heads occasionally.

Once my wife gets the photos off her iPhone I'll pop a couple up.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Post by christopher::: » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:31 am

Congratulations on 10 years of marriage, Retro...!

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Post by Mawkish1983 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:49 am

Yes, well done on your 10 year anniversary! Your wife seems like a lovely person :).

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Post by Ben » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:58 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Yes, well done on your 10 year anniversary! Your wife seems like a lovely person :).
She is a lovely person.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by retrofuturist » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:30 am

Greetings,

There's some pictures at...

http://bennettcarterdavy.blogspot.com/2 ... dding.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Post by Ben » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:39 am

My goodness, he has grown!
You'll have to pack up your wife and child and come visit Tasmania!
We're only 45 minutes away!
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by Fede » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:25 am

Goodness Paul, he looks just like you!


Huge buggly eyes, vivid day-glo orange fur...... :tongue:

Hope you had a wonderful time.....
Congrats on your anniversary...

While you were away, as you can see, my daughter bounced one out of her own....

See what happens when you turn your back for j-u-s-t one minute.....!!? :jumping:
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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Post by DNS » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:49 am

:thumbsup:

Great photos and glad you had a good time.

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