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Handsome dude!
Dundee/Taunton Stu

Handsome dude!

11 April 2005

You may or may not believe this, but some people think that I am quite taciturn. These people think that I am not a great one for conversation. I must admit that I am not a great one for small talk, and I am hopeless at networking. I have a small group of friends and colleagues, and they are more than enough for me, because I actually enjoy my own company and soon get tired of the often false camaraderie that comes of social situations. Why am I telling you all this? Well, Linda tells me that I have hardly grunted two words in her direction since she came home from work, and Liam thinks that I am being very grumpy just now. Do you know what? I am grumpy, because I am sick and tired of not being able to walk upright without a crutch, and without being in pain all the time. Anyone would be bloody grumpy! Just off the phone with my best client and mentor. It's fun talking Portuguese on the phone - especially when you're getting paid for it. He thanked me for getting the book finished on time, despite only receiving the final chapter this morning, and for writing all of the abstracts. He has more work for me to do, and he wants me to send him an invoice pronto. Anyway, since I am being told that I am a man of very few words - most of which are ill-chosen - I will shut up now and leave you with a picture of me from more carefree times. Tomorrow I am going to get out of the house and take photos of flowers (and buy Linda a birthday present). See you then. Oh, BTW Scottish padders: I managed to get the forum up and running on my CPHRC site. Come away in and join us for a blether about the forthcoming Perth meet.

Nikon D70 ,Tokina 28mm f/2.8 SL MF
1/160s f/2.8 at 28.0mm iso500 full exif

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laine8213-Apr-2005 14:35
Ah Stu, I can imaige how frustrating it must be watching the world go by & not being able to go by with it. By now you have been shopping ( I'm a day behind in catching up ) & I think I see flowers for Linda in the next shot so I will leave off looking at this cute, but grubby faced infant & go take a look..:>)
Jude Marion13-Apr-2005 04:46
What a sweetie pie! : )
Ann LT13-Apr-2005 03:38
Gail Davison12-Apr-2005 21:45
Very cute photo.
John Finlayson12-Apr-2005 21:41
A lot of words for a man of few words !
Johan Toll12-Apr-2005 20:47
Nice shot! Almost counts as a SP :)
Autumn Sky12-Apr-2005 20:46
What a fabulous shot Stu and it's you! Hope you will have a better day tomorrow, grumpy.
Carmen12-Apr-2005 15:58
Speechless? You? All right, we're all entitled to be a bit off now and then. Love these old photos of ourselves; I can't imagine being born in an age without photography, where we couldn't look back and relive things through pictures.
Dominic Kite12-Apr-2005 13:20
Now the image, and the words are both nice, but what really makes me wonder is what the code is in the bottom left!
Karen Stuebing12-Apr-2005 10:12
Well, you have your thumb in your mouth so I guess that charecter trait started early. :)

As a health care provider, I deal with people in pain every day and I know it's no picnic. Being taciturn and grumpy is par for the course. Some people get so sick from pain that they actually vomit and can't eat. So my sympathy goes out to you.
Coleen Perilloux Landry11-Apr-2005 23:54
A man of few words---where, how, when. Cute little baby you were. It's about time that gets well don't you think, Stu? Have you been back to the clinic or are you just enjoying those gc's too much?
Cheryl Hawkins11-Apr-2005 23:52
I love it! What are you gnawing on?
I'm fairly quiet until I get on a subject that I enjoy, then I'm off. I always tell myself I'm there for the gabbers, someone has to be around to listen to them.
markvm11-Apr-2005 23:27
Was this an image of one of your better days?..:-)I can relate to what my wife calls the Jerimiah Johnson syndrome. I have a hard time just posting comments..:-)
Ian Clowes11-Apr-2005 22:20
:) I'm with you - my current networking to get a job campaign is hard work!
David Clunas11-Apr-2005 22:20
Haven't changed a bit ! :)
northstar3711-Apr-2005 22:14
It won't let me log in, you must be operating some sort of 'no riff-raff' policy...
Zak11-Apr-2005 22:02
are you on the left or the right? ;-)
Si Kirk11-Apr-2005 21:54
LOL nice photo, like you i do not have the gift of the gab, i am often putting my foot right in it!
Mark Rutter11-Apr-2005 21:53
A man of few words eh? Now grumpy I can understand :-)
northstar3711-Apr-2005 21:47
greedy bugga