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Sun sense – USA vs. Australia

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    Janner
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    I have been watching the Australian Open tennis tournament and it never fails to hit home how much more sun smart the Aussies are than anywhere else.  Line judges have long pants, long sleeve shirts and hats with brims.  The ball kids have shorts, but long sleeve shirts and the ball caps with the neck flaps.  It doesn't matter time of day or heat or cool – that is the uniform.  It can certainly be plenty hot in the Melbourne in the Australian summer.  The US Open is played in the NYC September heat.  I've been there and it's plenty hot and sunny.&nb

    I have been watching the Australian Open tennis tournament and it never fails to hit home how much more sun smart the Aussies are than anywhere else.  Line judges have long pants, long sleeve shirts and hats with brims.  The ball kids have shorts, but long sleeve shirts and the ball caps with the neck flaps.  It doesn't matter time of day or heat or cool – that is the uniform.  It can certainly be plenty hot in the Melbourne in the Australian summer.  The US Open is played in the NYC September heat.  I've been there and it's plenty hot and sunny.  No long sleeve shirts on anyone there.  Maybe some baseball caps, but no sun flaps.   Now, if we were really going to analyze the fans, I've certainly seen some skin in the stands at the Australian Open.  But I am impressed that the people required to be standing/sitting in the sun have on appropriate clothing.

    Janner

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      BillMFl
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      Nice pic Janner!  And look at all that hair!!!  Can I borrow some? :)  Oh, I recently bought a Nikon D90 too. Still learning all the functions (kinda complicated for an old fart).

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      BillMFl
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      Nice pic Janner!  And look at all that hair!!!  Can I borrow some? :)  Oh, I recently bought a Nikon D90 too. Still learning all the functions (kinda complicated for an old fart).

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        BillMFl
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        BillMFl
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        BillMFl
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        I took this pic yesterday with my D90.  A neighbor's house burned and was totalled before the fire depart even got their hoses going. Two big explosions in the garage set it off. Luckily nobody was home.

         

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        BillMFl
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        I took this pic yesterday with my D90.  A neighbor's house burned and was totalled before the fire depart even got their hoses going. Two big explosions in the garage set it off. Luckily nobody was home.

         

        <a href="http://img88.imageshack.us/i/oaksblvdfire001.jpg/" target="_blank"><img src="http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3857/oaksblvdfire001.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>
         

         

         

         

         

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        Janner
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        How depressing…. wouldn't you hate to come home to THAT disaster?  Makes me want to revisit my on-going goal to do a home inventory (which I'm constantly putting off).

        The D90 is a wonderful camera.  My only complaint is it is just a little heavy.  Still plenty of functions I don't use – I need to go back and reread the manuals so – now that I'm more familiar with the standard functions – I could expand to more non-standard ones. 

        I've got plenty of hair to share.  I shed more than my dog!

        Cheers, Bill!

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        Janner
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        How depressing…. wouldn't you hate to come home to THAT disaster?  Makes me want to revisit my on-going goal to do a home inventory (which I'm constantly putting off).

        The D90 is a wonderful camera.  My only complaint is it is just a little heavy.  Still plenty of functions I don't use – I need to go back and reread the manuals so – now that I'm more familiar with the standard functions – I could expand to more non-standard ones. 

        I've got plenty of hair to share.  I shed more than my dog!

        Cheers, Bill!

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        BillMFl
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        You have some hair to spare???    I need to cover a long strip down the middle of my dome, haha.

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        BillMFl
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        You have some hair to spare???    I need to cover a long strip down the middle of my dome, haha.

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        Janner
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        Just had a trim yesterday…. that 2" off my length would have given you a good comb-over potential!  cheeky

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        Janner
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        Just had a trim yesterday…. that 2" off my length would have given you a good comb-over potential!  cheeky

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        Eehgads
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        Bill,

        Not sure if you stay up late enough to watch SNL but they have a new Bosley Hair Club Skit. This is might be an option for you. Seems you missed your chance at some of Janner's hair.

        Went to Rose Bowl this year, just was at Packer Game and making plans for Super Bowl. You leave Wisconsin but you always take a bit of "cheesehead" "Badger" with you.

         

        Cheers,

        Michele

         

        Not sure if this link will work but, I tried.

         

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK4Zso1Flj0

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        Eehgads
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        Bill,

        Not sure if you stay up late enough to watch SNL but they have a new Bosley Hair Club Skit. This is might be an option for you. Seems you missed your chance at some of Janner's hair.

        Went to Rose Bowl this year, just was at Packer Game and making plans for Super Bowl. You leave Wisconsin but you always take a bit of "cheesehead" "Badger" with you.

         

        Cheers,

        Michele

         

        Not sure if this link will work but, I tried.

         

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK4Zso1Flj0

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        BillMFl
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        AS I approach my 69th birthday (sheesh, I was only 58 when I got my first mm) I'm usually in bed by 10 or 10:30. Ho hum. But maybe a comb over like "The Donald"?  

         

        Good for you getting around like that. I never made it to a Rose Bowl. My sister did. Her fiancee and future hubby was a starter on the 63 Badger team. They lost in a very close shoot out. Several guys I went to high school with were on that team. But I was working full time nights and going to school  full time days.

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        BillMFl
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        AS I approach my 69th birthday (sheesh, I was only 58 when I got my first mm) I'm usually in bed by 10 or 10:30. Ho hum. But maybe a comb over like "The Donald"?  

         

        Good for you getting around like that. I never made it to a Rose Bowl. My sister did. Her fiancee and future hubby was a starter on the 63 Badger team. They lost in a very close shoot out. Several guys I went to high school with were on that team. But I was working full time nights and going to school  full time days.

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