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Dundee Stu

Taking notes

2 September 2004

Thanks to everyone for their kind words... I wasn't depressed, just fed-up! I know how fortunate I am, and I know that there are many, many people much worse off than me. So thank you all, but I must let you all know that I wasn't feeling sorry for myself; as I said, I was just a little p*ssed off at things in general. Now with that out of the way, let's get to today's photo. Like I said yesterday, I have had to work hard today on an article that I was supposed to finish about 2 months ago. That I hadn't done it is no-one's fault but my own, and now the publisher has got angry and stamped her feet and told me that I am a naughty person who is holding up the entire process. So, knuckles duly rapped, I got down to it, and have spent the whole day slaving over a hot internet link to the fount of all information on Portuguese politics - Expresso []. I only have to write a few paragraphs on why Durao Barroso appointed Santana Lopes as his replacement as prime minister, and why President Sampaio didn't call for early elections, and what will happen to Antonio Vitorino now that Barroso is EU President, and if he will run for leadership of the Socialist Party in November... OK. Your eyes are glazing over... too much information... (I'm euphoric! - talk about mood swings !!). Keep swaying between this one and THIS OTHER ONE. What do you think?

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Guest 03-Sep-2004 23:10
Is that Socrates as in svelte Brazilian World Cup skipper circa 1982? I hope so!
Argishti Khachik03-Sep-2004 06:57
like this one too!
Cheers Stu.
jypsee03-Sep-2004 06:02
So...what WILL happen to Antonio Vitorino now that Barroso is EU President??? inquiring minds want to know :^P and, since you asked, I have one house and one condo....
laine8202-Sep-2004 23:28
I'm with this one as PAD best choice. Have a good day Stewart ;>)
Larry Ahern02-Sep-2004 23:22
I like this one too!
Gayle P. Clement02-Sep-2004 23:21
I like this one more-as a photo and for telling your story a bit better.
jude02-Sep-2004 22:51
I like this one.. the way it focuses then a little out of focus.. fills the frame.. nicely done.
Robin Reid02-Sep-2004 21:35
Much prefer this one. Richer in detail and tone.
I had wondered about your "work" while you were galavanting all over Scotland with Liam writing about all the castles etc. So you were playing hooky huh? What a hoot and lots, and lots of laughs.
BTW, I put things off too until I have to do them. Pretty human trait, I believe.
Guest 02-Sep-2004 20:55
Hmmm, Portuguese politics... only thing I know about that is... Is... I've been to Tordesillas in Spain where the Spanish & Portuguese divied up S. America between them... So not much ;)

I like the warm colour of the paper! And would probably die to have writing like that - being a techie writing comes as a bit of a shock these days (done it for the first time in weeks yesterday)!
Zak02-Sep-2004 20:50
At least you'll get yourself a sun tan in Portugal ;-)
Dominic Kite02-Sep-2004 20:42
I'd go with this one - good depth of field! And it gives us something more personal than the other image!
Guest 02-Sep-2004 20:39
Nice shot! Let me know if you want to talk 12th century Portuguese politics. Just joking, Stewart! I don’t know anything about Portuguese politics. :) I would have to leave the room. Cheers… johnny
Guest 02-Sep-2004 20:28
Overall, I think you have a facinating job. Of course, I'm a database administrator, so it doesn't take much to look like a move up for me. ;-)