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Old 03-21-2018, 20:38   #31
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My hobbies are of the arts and crafts type. I make journals and artist books using specialty papers and bookcloth from colorful fabric. My favorite artsy-craftsy thing is to make and trade ATCs (artists trading cards). (The cards are the same size as baseball trading cards.) They can be painted and/or collaged. I belong to a group that trades these among ourselves.

I enjoy other paper crafts, and my current exploration is teabag folding.

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I have too many but Drag Racing is probably #1

Then there is : Kayaking , fishing , hunting , hiking , scuba diving , making stuff ( I love to machine , weld and fabricate ) and least favorite ; work.

Probably missed a few as well...
Drag racing huh...... I do a little of that myself...... Here's "The Mean Green Machine" putting the smack down on a blown Vette......

20160603_213547_001 by Chris G, on Flickr

And one more on a Mustang GT500

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Drag racing huh...... I do a little of that myself...... Here's "The Mean Green Machine" putting the smack down on a blown Vette......

20160603_213547_001 by Chris G, on Flickr

And one more on a Mustang GT500

9430 by Chris G, on Flickr
Awesome , Thanks for sharing.
Definitely fun times!

Is that your shop where the pictures of your car were taken?

By the looks of things I see you are an outdoor person as well.

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Awesome , Thanks for sharing.
Definitely fun times!

Is that your shop where the pictures of your car were taken?

By the looks of things I see you are an outdoor person as well.
No.....I wish that was my shop. Its a friends shop. Did my build and dyno tune there a couple of years ago. I'm probably not going to do a whole lot more drag racing. Albuquerque NM is not the ideal place for drag racing. We have high altitude, and hot arid conditions. Its probably one of the worst places in the country to race. The DA (density of air) here is terrible. But we all have to deal with the same conditions. I'm very happy with how well my car is running and I'm looking forward to not breaking stuff anymore. Racing is an expensive hobby as you well know.

Yes I'm definitely an outdoors person. Hiking, exploring, wandering, hunting, fishing, shooting, photography, herpetology, astronomy, gardening,......I like it all.......

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No.....I wish that was my shop. Its a friends shop. Did my build and dyno tune there a couple of years ago. I'm probably not going to do a whole lot more drag racing. Albuquerque NM is not the ideal place for drag racing. We have high altitude, and hot arid conditions. Its probably one of the worst places in the country to race. The DA (density of air) here is terrible. But we all have to deal with the same conditions. I'm very happy with how well my car is running and I'm looking forward to not breaking stuff anymore. Racing is an expensive hobby as you well know.

Yes I'm definitely an outdoors person. Hiking, exploring, wandering, hunting, fishing, shooting, photography, herpetology, astronomy, gardening,......I like it all.......
Maybe not the best for drag racing but great for you and your outdoor activities , Here in Ct. it is just about backwards , our tracks around here are close to sea level but our area surely doesn't compare to what you have there , parts are nice but we are limited.

Enjoy it!

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Here's the one and only fish shot I have - this was back in 1984 (my girlfriend and I - who later became my wife) did a 3 week wilderness canoe trip and when this shot was taken we were very very hungry - freeze dried rations will only do so much and of course we were doing a lot of paddling and portaging. We came across a chain of small lakes where there were monster small mouth bass. We ate this fish soon after the picture was taken - very memorable and the best fish I've ever had - but then anything taste good when you're hungry. I was 22 at this time and already living with type 1 for 18 years.

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I had the same looking mop on my head back in the same time period LOL

I swear if I could find a picture you would think we were brothers. I miss those days!

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Here's the one and only fish shot I have - this was back in 1984 (my girlfriend and I - who later became my wife) did a 3 week wilderness canoe trip and when this shot was taken we were very very hungry - freeze dried rations will only do so much and of course we were doing a lot of paddling and portaging. We came across a chain of small lakes where there were monster small mouth bass. We ate this fish soon after the picture was taken - very memorable and the best fish I've ever had - but then anything taste good when you're hungry. I was 22 at this time and already living with type 1 for 18 years.
Wow that really is a monster smallie. Great pic.

So you were diagnosed @ age 4? My dad was diagnosed in 1982. I don't know how you've done it. There were no blood sugar testing machines back then. I remember my dad using these test strips that he would dip in his urine. He and most diabetics back then had very poor blood sugar control. He lived to be 83 but died of organ failure. My eldest son was diagnosed when he was 9 in 1991. I thought he had it bad. Good for you Mr Fletcher......you give us all hope.....

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Maybe not the best for drag racing but great for you and your outdoor activities , Here in Ct. it is just about backwards , our tracks around here are close to sea level but our area surely doesn't compare to what you have there , parts are nice but we are limited.

Enjoy it!
Oh Believe me I take advantage of the outdoor activities every chance I get. I'm very close to retirement and cant wait to be DONE with work. NM has its issues, like anywhere else, but I wouldn't live anywhere else. It fits me like a glove.

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I read a little, this morning I perused a page of Tacitus, and it concerned Caesar Tiberius. He was a walking garbage can of immoral and evil behavior.
And then he had Caligula as a son, and things went from bad to worse. You know history can be a wonderful subject to read. And that is some of what I do; I brighten the day of those around me.

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