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OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

i c e c o l d wrote:

1 1/2 hours in line just to sign in and get ballot...
15 min to vote...
1 1/2 hours in line to get ballot scanned!

I finished and was out the door by 8:30pm....still over 100 in line.

There was plenty of drama already unfolding...

Wow, congrats on just being able to make it through the process.  Did you have a Camel Back or water bottle with you, trail mix, MRE...? wink

Nov 06 12 06:04 pm Link

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joeyk

Posts: 14864

Seminole, Florida, US

i c e c o l d wrote:
1 1/2 hours in line just to sign in and get ballot...
15 min to vote...
1 1/2 hours in line to get ballot scanned!

I finished and was out the door by 8:30pm....still over 100 in line.

There was plenty of drama already unfolding...

You are aware you can vote by mail in Florida???

Nov 06 12 06:40 pm Link

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i c e c o l d

Posts: 8610

Fort Myers, Florida, US

joeyk wrote:

You are aware you can vote by mail in Florida???

yep...never had problems like this before. Been voting in the same precinct for the past 15 year...there is only 3284 registered voters in our precinct. Most time I ever had to wait was 10 min.

Nov 06 12 06:58 pm Link

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OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

News says people are still in line in Miami/Dade!  Polls closed there over 3 hours ago!  That is crazy...if that is reason to vote by mail I just don't know what is.

Nov 06 12 07:14 pm Link

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joeyk

Posts: 14864

Seminole, Florida, US

2768 in mine, the most time I ever spent there was when I had lunch before leaving...lol

Nov 06 12 07:19 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 25113

Tampa, Florida, US

joeyk wrote:

You are aware you can vote by mail in Florida???

Absentee vote here big_smile

Nov 06 12 07:21 pm Link

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Koryo Photography

Posts: 929

Tampa, Florida, US

I love the real South Tampa (S.O.G.). Got off work, was in and out of the center in 15 minutes...and that included chit chatting with the 85 yr old Mom of my lifelong best friend, who has been volunteering there for the voting process for as long as I can remember. Young lady loves her country and her freedom, pure awesomeness.

Nov 06 12 07:27 pm Link

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Carl Roberts

Posts: 33059

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/197064_10151851383527481_1554285870_n.jpg

Nov 07 12 04:24 am Link

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OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

Lol at Carl.

My reaction....wow.

Nov 07 12 05:12 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

Carl Roberts wrote:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/197064_10151851383527481_1554285870_n.jpg

Suddenly I feel like I have rainbows shootin' up my arse  .  .  .  wink  Now, what time do the polls close agin', I'd like to vote a few dozen more times  .  .  .

SOS

Nov 07 12 09:30 am Link

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orias

Posts: 5149

Tampa, Florida, US

sospix wrote:

So, the "dungeon" is now operational  .  .  .  wink

SOS

currently it's only a dungeon of boxes... but soon hopefully smile

Nov 07 12 09:11 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 25113

Tampa, Florida, US

sospix wrote:

Suddenly I feel like I have rainbows shootin' up my arse  .  .  .  wink  Now, what time do the polls close agin', I'd like to vote a few dozen more times  .  .  .

SOS

Fuck it,get an early start for next year.

Nov 07 12 09:16 pm Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

orias wrote:

currently it's only a dungeon of boxes... but soon hopefully smile

Good lord woman, jest how long do "we" havta wait ta get abused  .  .  .  wink  i mean, sorry Mistress, how can i help  .  .  .

SOS

Nov 08 12 08:19 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

Chris Rifkin wrote:

Fuck it,get an early start for next year.

Based on Tuesday's results, I may jest stay in my cave fer awhile  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Nov 08 12 08:20 am Link

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S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24320

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

sospix wrote:
Based on Tuesday's results, I may jest stay in my cave fer awhile  .  .  .  wink SOS

I celebrated a bit excessively as well....

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Nov 08 12 08:41 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:

I celebrated a bit excessively as well....

I think half (well, a little over half) celebrated, whilst the other half drowned their sorrows  .  .  .  either way, the bartenders were happy  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Nov 08 12 08:56 am Link

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Carl Roberts

Posts: 33059

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Fuck it...

I'm outta here

I'll be in the Dominican Republic this weekend if you need me

Look at the bar to find me

Nov 08 12 11:46 am Link

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orias

Posts: 5149

Tampa, Florida, US

sospix wrote:

Good lord woman, jest how long do "we" havta wait ta get abused  .  .  .  wink  i mean, sorry Mistress, how can i help  .  .  .

SOS

that's better ;P

Nov 08 12 12:27 pm Link

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OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

Carl Roberts wrote:
Fuck it...

I'm outta here

I'll be in the Dominican Republic this weekend if you need me

Look at the bar to find me

Sweet!  Too bad I'm not going though...  Have fun for the rest of us...

Nov 08 12 12:43 pm Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

Carl Roberts wrote:
Fuck it...

I'm outta here

I'll be in the Dominican Republic this weekend if you need me

Look at the bar to find me

Enjoy the crap outta the DR, CR  .  .  .  jest don't git arrested  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Nov 08 12 02:00 pm Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

orias wrote:

that's better ;P

Does this mean i need disciplinin'  .  .  .  AGAIN  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Nov 08 12 02:01 pm Link

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orias

Posts: 5149

Tampa, Florida, US

sospix wrote:

Does this mean i need disciplinin'  .  .  .  AGAIN  .  .  .  wink

SOS

a lot of people could use some discipline around here.  Far too many shenanigans for my taste.  People just need to learn to take their spanks willingly when they screw up,  because if the sadist has to hunt them down,  things will be a whole lot worse lol

i'm not sure why but i have this image of an easter bunny paddling a little brat with a carrot lol.... it's way too early for those thoughts...i'll save that pleasantry for Springtime smile

Nov 09 12 08:38 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

orias wrote:

a lot of people could use some discipline around here.  Far too many shenanigans for my taste.  People just need to learn to take their spanks willingly when they screw up,  because if the sadist has to hunt them down,  things will be a whole lot worse lol

i'm not sure why but i have this image of an easter bunny paddling a little brat with a carrot lol.... it's way too early for those thoughts...i'll save that pleasantry for Springtime smile

Yeah, those "shenanigans" jest gotta stop  .  .  .  wink  Let's see, in honour of the season, maybe a giant turkey paddling said brat with a drum stick  .  .  .

SOS

Nov 09 12 08:55 am Link

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OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

Tomorrow!!!!  12:21PM!!!!  I have FRONT ROW SEATS on the 30 YARD LINE for the Gator Game for me and the kiddos!!!!!  The weather will be fantastic and the kids should be able to see the Gators score a lot of points.  Yippppppppppppeeeeeeeee!  big_smile

Nov 09 12 10:32 am Link

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Carl Roberts

Posts: 33059

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Oh that's right!
Now I remember why I travel!

Nov 11 12 06:02 am Link

Photographer

OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

Carl Roberts wrote:
Oh that's right!
Now I remember why I travel!

So you can come back and rescue this thread after 2 days of crickets?

Nov 11 12 08:11 am Link

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H E R B L I S H

Posts: 15124

Orlando, Florida, US

orias wrote:

a lot of people could use some discipline around here.  Far too many shenanigans for my taste.  People just need to learn to take their spanks willingly when they screw up,  because if the sadist has to hunt them down,  things will be a whole lot worse lol

i'm not sure why but i have this image of an easter bunny paddling a little brat with a carrot lol.... it's way too early for those thoughts...i'll save that pleasantry for Springtime smile

It's all about Shenanigans!

Nov 11 12 09:27 am Link

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Carl Roberts

Posts: 33059

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Boots on the ground in country....48 hours

That was intense...fun, but intense!

Nov 12 12 06:01 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

Carl Roberts wrote:
Boots on the ground in country....48 hours

That was intense...fun, but intense!

I knew you'd like it  .  .  .  have ya found a new permanent "escape" CR  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Nov 12 12 08:56 am Link

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Carl Roberts

Posts: 33059

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

sospix wrote:
I knew you'd like it  .  .  .  have ya found a new permanent "escape" CR  .  .  .  wink

SOS

I tell you I think I like it better than CR
If for no other reason than it's bigger with more people and
It has that Zona Colonial, which is some real culture and history and significant architectural buildings which gives you something to do where as San Jose really and truly has nothing other than the people

But yeah, that was an intense 48 hours that's for sure

And I'll tell you, it's probably a very good thing the Tica's can't travel to the US
I will guarantee you I'd be living with one in about a week

Because...Damn...

Oh and for EdwinR

Just amazing shoot locales down there...
I mean just simply unbelievable doorways and buildings and churches.
Amazing

Nov 12 12 09:33 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

Carl Roberts wrote:

I tell you I think I like it better than CR
If for no other reason than it's bigger with more people and
It has that Zona Colonial, which is some real culture and history and significant architectural buildings which gives you something to do where as San Jose really and truly has nothing other than the people

But yeah, that was an intense 48 hours that's for sure

And I'll tell you, it's probably a very good thing the Tica's can't travel to the US
I will guarantee you I'd be living with one in about a week

Because...Damn...

Oh and for EdwinR

Just amazing shoot locales down there...
I mean just simply unbelievable doorways and buildings and churches.
Amazing

I'm pretty sure the DR has jest hired CR as their Tourista Board Director  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Nov 12 12 09:45 am Link

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Carl Roberts

Posts: 33059

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

sospix wrote:
I'm pretty sure the DR has jest hired CR as their Tourista Board Director  .  .  .  wink

It's all the fault of that gal that works for the Ministry of the Identification bureau

She put a twist on me...

Wowza

Nov 12 12 09:54 am Link

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S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24320

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

first trip to the DR:
i clear customs and there are 7 taxi cab drivers outside with signs that read "swinskey". I interrogated four of them before i found the guy that had the right answers. (they apparently copy whatever some other cab driver writes)

Second trip to the DR:
i walked across the street from the intercontinental in Santo Domingo to just sit on the beach and i'm approached by some Cop/military dude holding a machine gun..he wanted to collect the "Beach Tax"..i pulled out my phone (that didnt work in the DR) and told him i was calling the american embassy, that he needed to tell them why he needed my money...he looked at me, then called me a (sangano americano) stupid american, then walked away...

Third trip:
the taxi cab driver tells me he's been robbed to many times, that i needed to pay him up front...i get to the hotel and he then asks for the fare...i said, hey i already paid you...he then asked who i thought the police would believe, me or him...

fuck the DR..
it is a beautiful island though


more newness:
http://www.facebook.com/dougswinskeyphoto
http://dougswinskey.tumblr.com

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Nov 12 12 10:16 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

I'm thinkin' so long as you have Roarie to shoot, you don't need no stinkin' island anyway  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Nov 12 12 11:18 am Link

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S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24320

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

sospix wrote:
I'm thinkin' so long as you have Roarie to shoot, you don't need no stinkin' island anyway  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Roarie on an island works out pretty good too:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110604/07/4dea4155be1e9_m.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Nov 12 12 11:33 am Link

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sospix

Posts: 21675

Orlando, Florida, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:

Roarie on an island works out pretty good too:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110604/07/4dea4155be1e9_m.jpg

Yep, looks like she "works" anywhere ya put 'er  .  .  .  nice to have an all purpose muse  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Nov 12 12 11:56 am Link

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Carl Roberts

Posts: 33059

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:
first trip to the DR:
i clear customs and there are 7 taxi cab drivers outside with signs that read "swinskey". I interrogated four of them before i found the guy that had the right answers. (they apparently copy whatever some other cab driver writes)

Second trip to the DR:
i walked across the street from the intercontinental in Santo Domingo to just sit on the beach and i'm approached by some Cop/military dude holding a machine gun..he wanted to collect the "Beach Tax"..i pulled out my phone (that didnt work in the DR) and told him i was calling the american embassy, that he needed to tell them why he needed my money...he looked at me, then called me a (sangano americano) stupid american, then walked away...

Third trip:
the taxi cab driver tells me he's been robbed to many times, that i needed to pay him up front...i get to the hotel and he then asks for the fare...i said, hey i already paid you...he then asked who i thought the police would believe, me or him...

fuck the DR..
it is a beautiful island though


more newness:
http://www.facebook.com/dougswinskeyphoto
http://dougswinskey.tumblr.com

Great stories
Stuff like that is what traveling is all about to me

Nov 12 12 02:04 pm Link

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S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24320

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

sospix wrote:
Yep, looks like she "works" anywhere ya put 'er  .  .  .  nice to have an all purpose muse  .  .  .  wink SOS

"have" sounds a tad possessive, the moment you think you have a muse, they usually bolt...what i "have" is a good friend that is an exceptional model. but ill agree in principle.

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Nov 12 12 03:49 pm Link

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S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24320

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Carl Roberts wrote:
Great stories Stuff like that is what traveling is all about to me

these stories are literally interspersed throughout my travels...they never inhibit me from hitting to road however..

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Nov 12 12 03:51 pm Link

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Tropical Photography

Posts: 35472

Sarasota, Florida, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:

"have" sounds a tad possessive, the moment you think you have a muse, they usually bolt...what i "have" is a good friend that is an exceptional model. but ill agree in principle.

*snicker*

Nov 12 12 04:08 pm Link