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Offline J.R.E.

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We're awake.....
« on: October 27, 2012, 05:33:34 AM »
 8)


It's 5:30 in the morning,( Saturday), and Ed and I just woke up. We're gonna shower and shave,and we should be out of the house by 6:30. 

Polls open at 7:00 am .  There are only 3 early voting locations, here in Pinellas county, Fl,...  Downtown Clearwater, Saint Petersburg, and one in mid county.

We're prepared for lines,  I will be taking my camera, possibly try to get some pics of the madness ! LOL  :o

Ray

« Last Edit: October 27, 2012, 02:07:12 PM by J.R.E. »
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 02:01:11 PM »
 :P

We're back home ! We did out patriotic duty, and voted this morning. We got there, right at 7:00, and there were about 50 people ahead of us.

At 7:15, the line did not move, and the poll worker came outside to tell us that there was a glitch in the software, that was preventing the labels from printing out.

Ed and I just looked at each other and said "Crap" !!  "Here we go again".  But within a few more minutes they had the problem corrected, and the line moved right along.

We were out of there by 7:40 AM.  I didn't take any pictures at the courthouse, as there was nothing much going on.  I thought there would be a much larger turnout, but that was not the case,....

So, After we voted, ... We decided to take a drive over to Clearwater Beach.  This was about 5 minutes drive from where we voted. These pics were taken at 8:00 this morning, and the wind was whipping pretty good.  35-40 MPH. I said to Ed, " Did Sandy take a left hand turn, into Florida?  ???

These pics are on Clearwater Beach, as we were getting sand blasted !!  :o I was surprised by how strong the winds were blowing, especially since were on the Gulf.


This is a picture of my car with my Obama stickers.  I'm surprised, that no one kicked in my door, or broke the glass because of stickers:

ENJOY:





ANOTHER PIC OF CAR :



CLEARWATER BEACH


PALM TREES WHIPPING IN THE WIND:







HARD TO SEE IN THESE PHOTO'S, BUT THERE WAS A LOT SAND BLOWING:




ED:



ME GETTING SANDBLASTED:




BEACH RAKE :








ANOTHER PIC OF ME:










LOOKING NORTH ON CLEARWATER BEACH @ PIER 60






ANOTHER PIC OF ED:



SAND BLOWING  ACROSS THE STREET:












« Last Edit: October 27, 2012, 02:09:54 PM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 04:33:49 PM »
Great pics--all of them!

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 05:02:12 PM »


   Very nice pics Ray, thanks for sharing... 

   My wife and I was in Tampa this past December.  Her grandfather was about to pass and we spent one of the evenings out on that pier, just kind of reflecting over it all.

I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 05:20:31 PM »
Enjoying the pics.  Reminds me I need to start looking at flights for February.  You guys take this very seriously, getting up so early. 

I've been watching news of the long lines in Florida.  They said in 2000, 9 out of 10 people voted on election day.  Now, we are moving toward multi-week voting.  I always thought we needed early voting.  Many cannot take off from work, your car could break down, or have a family emergency.  Twelve hours isn't long enough, for such an important decision.  And, many states cannot accommodate so many voters on one day. 

Offline buginme2

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 05:35:35 PM »
Looks nice! My partners parents live in Florida, I love going to visit them!  Imagine that, enjoying to visit the inlaws!  Florida beaches are soooo nice.


Here in Washington they did away with in person voting years ago.  Now they mail you a ballot in October and you fill it out at home and mail it back (as long as its postmarked by election day its valid).  So in essence everyone here early votes.  I mailed mine in last week.  I forgot what its like to go into a voting booth.
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2012, 06:24:23 PM »
Great pics Ray and Ed...
We have had great weather here...
My partner went to the polls for early voting - he stood in line for 4 hours before actually getting to vote.

I plan on going on election day - right before I start my "Go Litely" colon prep.... of course, if I really wanted to add some fun to the mix, I would start my Go Litely prior to going to the polls  ;D
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12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
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Offline wolfter

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2012, 11:53:13 PM »
Great pics.  I hope to make it Florida this winter.  Haven't been there for a while now
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Offline mikeyb39

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 11:00:06 AM »
very nice pics!!  all of them.  i'm going to do my duty today as well, even-though i'm in texas, it doesn't matter a whole lot since i'm democrat, but will do it anyways.
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Offline mecch

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2012, 02:21:39 PM »
Great pics. Beautiful skies and colors of the sand and water and skies.
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Offline mitch777

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2012, 04:33:59 PM »
i want to be there NOW! (and at least for 7-10 days)
felt the first rain drop a few minutes ago from Sandy here in Connecticut.
what a monster.
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2012, 09:57:57 PM »
You make me want to go to the beach!

Offline Basquo

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2012, 10:16:39 PM »
We have early voting here in Texas. I tried to vote on Thursday and halfway through I had to call someone over to see if I had the right ballot. We were told that since we live in a limited-use jurisdiction we would not be able to vote on all the city's bond proposals. Yet they were on my ballot anyway. They did all their double-checking and sure enough, we DO get to vote on all those. So I had to terminate my vote so I would have time to study all the props. Voting No on most of them. If I can't get married, they can't have their fucking hike-and-bike trail. I vote No on everything due to my gay agenda. If anyone starts asking about my polititcs I tell them I have a gay agenda and that pretty much shuts 'em up.

Awesome pics Ray!

Offline anniebc

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2012, 10:55:11 PM »
Great photo's Ray, apart from you guys of course my favourite is the Seahorse statue.

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2012, 11:21:57 PM »
We have early voting here in Texas.

Voting early in Texas is easy and convenient.

I counted, and I had a total of 57 races and propositions that I had to vote on.  57?  It made voting feel like a marathon -- I can't imagine waiting in line on Tuesday, it will be hell.

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We were told that since we live in a limited-use jurisdiction we would not be able to vote on all the city's bond proposals. Yet they were on my ballot anyway.

Don't worry, the City of Austin will soon go on an annexation spree in your area to scarf up the Formula 1 track, and then you'll be in the city's full-purpose (and full-tax) zone. :/

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They did all their double-checking and sure enough, we DO get to vote on all those. So I had to terminate my vote so I would have time to study all the props. Voting No on most of them. If I can't get married, they can't have their fucking hike-and-bike trail. I vote No on everything due to my gay agenda. If anyone starts asking about my polititcs I tell them I have a gay agenda and that pretty much shuts 'em up.

I voted "no" on them too.  If it had been just one or two bond propositions, then maybe.  But 7?  No.

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     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2012, 11:28:30 PM »
It's 5:30 in the morning,( Saturday), and Ed and I just woke up. We're gonna shower and shave,and we should be out of the house by 6:30. 

Awake at 5:30AM to vote?  Dang.

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There are only 3 early voting locations, here in Pinellas county, Fl,...  Downtown Clearwater, Saint Petersburg, and one in mid county.

Just 3 early voting locations in your entire county?  That's ridiculous.

Travis County, which includes the City of Austin, has 23, including 2 within a mile of my home.  No waiting!
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     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
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Offline wolfter

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2012, 11:29:52 PM »
If I can't get married, they can't have their fucking hike-and-bike trail.


I must have missed that little tidbit in my gay agenda handbook.  Are gays excluded from using the trails?  I'm fortunate to live in an area that has lots of trails for hiking, biking, horse riding and rollerblading and such.  We just opened up the final section of the bike trail that connects our little rural area all the way into the nearest city.

PS:  one good thing about living in an area like ours is that we never have to wait to vote.  We enter the Catholic Church right down the street, ignore the righteous, and head straight to the voting machines.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2012, 11:32:07 PM by wolfter »
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2012, 07:57:18 AM »
  Reminds me I need to start looking at flights for February.  You guys take this very seriously, getting up so early. 




 :D  Yes, we take it very seriously !! But normally, we are always out of the house on Saturday's by 7:00.   8) That's probably why we need to take a nap by 3:00 in the afternoon ! LOL


Awake at 5:30AM to vote?  Dang.

Just 3 early voting locations in your entire county?  That's ridiculous.




  >:(     Under this governor and legislature, that's the best they wanted to do.  But we have had early voting, in the past, and it was held in most of the county's library's.

Pinellas county, has a population of about 917,000

Ray  8)
« Last Edit: October 29, 2012, 08:04:01 AM by J.R.E. »
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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: We're awake.....
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2012, 02:22:05 AM »

This is why we got up early a week ago, to go early vote. To avoid the ever increasing lines. We knew this was going to happen...

Rachel Maddow covered it live, on her show Sunday night. Starting at 2:00 minutes in :


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#49688441

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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

 


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