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    Default Long term absence......

    After being away from here for a LONG time I see we've got a ton of new people. Hello all! I feel as if I'm a newbie so let me introduce myself to everyone again. (Old you old timers can just be quiet and be nice....Mike)

    If you don't know me, I'm Lizcam. I'm engaged to Roger Bunting (he asked me on this site on this thread.... http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...429#post518429 ). Due to immegration issues we haven't set a date yet but you all will be the first to know (well, maybe second. I do live with Wiccanpony you know). We've been together since 9-12-09 (I won't tell you what we did that day to make it "official" but he was in England and I was in California so I'll just let you use your imaginations)

    I started painting minis back in '78 or '79. I had a 16 year gap starting around '90 because I had a child and painting and kids are not the best of friends. I started out on Cmon in '07 and did quite a bit of painting for a year. Then I had a falling out with my ex and we seperated and I had to start working tons of overtime to pay the bills so I haven't the time or energy much now. I work 14 hours a day 5 days a week, spend 1 day a week feeding my son and his friends (a total of about 20 people on a busy Sunday) and then collapse after that. I HAVE almost got my crap together now so I'm thinking it might be time to pick up the brushes again. Especially since my son and his friends are true geeks and want me to run a painting class a the LGS to teach them the basics of painting. I guess they are tired of playing with naked minis.

    I'm a notorious flirt and just as notorious for typos and bad spelling. I've been told many a time that in real life I'm exactally like I am on line. If you're curious about what that's like check out old posts in the various Freakbar threads.

    I just wanted to get back into the painting community so I figured I'd start from the beginning again. For those of you who've know me for all these years I love you all and have missed you! Oh, and Roger will be here in 29 days! He's coming over for 3 months to take care of me while I recover from having my remaining knee replaced (had the left done last summer and Roger was here for that too. He's good to me!)

    Hello all you "New" people! And hello to all you old coots! Let me know what's been going on in your lives for the last year or so please!
    We done done it now. We're finally hitched. We are now the dreaded two headed Roger - Liz - Bunting monster you have all feared.

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    from one of the newbies - welcome back I recognise your name from many a previous thread. Incidentally - wowza. Your working week puts mine to shame. No more shall I complain about my working hours. Lots of respect due to ya for doing what needs to be done AND finding time to get back into the hobby. Welcome back to the happy land o painting

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    Im sure all the 'oldies' will be here soon to say welcome back. As a recent applicate to the mad house I too say welcome! :-)
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    You left???

    I'VE ADDED WEBCAM LESSONS NOW TOO!
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    That's my girl! Complete with factual errors as usual.

    We've been together since 2008, not 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Bunting View Post
    That's my girl! Complete with factual errors as usual.

    We've been together since 2008, not 2009.
    You know the relationship is good when you can be corrected in public Glad you are back!!!
    Coolmini.............Cos I'm akward.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommie Soule View Post
    You left???
    Really?

    Seems I talk with you constantly...

    Maybe you're the voices in my head?
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    Quote Originally Posted by airhead View Post
    Really?

    Seems I talk with you constantly...

    Maybe you're the voices in my head?


    Dear God! She's in your head too?!?

    You know that some of the ladies around these parts have been trying to fill in for you Liz, but you'll always be the den mother here. It's good to have you back.
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    Thanks Duckie!

    And yes, Roger can correct me any time he feels the need, Minimart (hmmm nikname for you......mini? Nope. People would get confused. Marty? Nah. Reminds me of the late Marty Feldman. I'd always see you with googly wandering eyes. I thnk it'll Be Mr. Mart...........unless you're female. Are you female?)

    I do the over time from about March to around Oct. every year now Me-in-Japan. Now that I'm a coffin dodger it's getting harder tho'. But I work from home so I sleep on lunches and breaks.

    Tommie and airhead, I see you on facebook all the time I know. But facebook is like a drive by connection to my friends. I can swing in, blurt out something and go away and no one had issues with it. You all know what that can get you in a forum like this. Crazy penguins with god complex's.
    We done done it now. We're finally hitched. We are now the dreaded two headed Roger - Liz - Bunting monster you have all feared.

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    welcome back Liz, not that I've been around much of late either
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    buncha bollocks.... go away lizcam.. welcome back hun.
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    what's for dinner?
    " So remember that, when they're beating your ass with a metal shovel while you're dressed as Little Bo Peep - it's not deviant...it's art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizcam View Post

    Minimart (hmmm nikname for you......mini? Nope. People would get confused. Marty? Nah. Reminds me of the late Marty Feldman. I'd always see you with googly wandering eyes. I thnk it'll Be Mr. Mart...........unless you're female. Are you female?)
    Male of the species....hopefully not a doubt even when I am in my kilt....lol
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    Soup Donna, although I'm going out with James I think. (My son's best friend. He's like my personal assistant. Get your minds out of the gutter you all. I may like younger men but when they are my son's age even I get creeped out.)
    We done done it now. We're finally hitched. We are now the dreaded two headed Roger - Liz - Bunting monster you have all feared.

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    soup yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    " So remember that, when they're beating your ass with a metal shovel while you're dressed as Little Bo Peep - it's not deviant...it's art.

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    This past year? Well, it has been quite eventful... I believe you already know most of it Liz but I have been rather absent myself as well so I think I'll blurt it out here myself for those who wants to read it.

    One year ago I got myself a new job and started working 50-64h weeks, not as mighty as Liz 70+ hours but quite taxing doing it at completely random hours. My work wasn't just taxing on me but my girl as well and after a few months of quite the rough time at home we decided to get separate apartments so that we wouldn't accidentally strangle each other. I managed to get myself a concussion while (trying to) take out the garbage, got myself a few more scars all over from that incident... In order to keep the apartment I took in an old mate whom I'm now trying to adapt to(it's amazing how used to someone's habits you get after just three years of living together and how difficult it is to adapt to another person that's pretty much out of the blue).
    The random hours slowly shifted into nights and I met my girl less and less often and nowadays we basically just chat on Skype, but that's how it is when she's in school when I sleep and she sleeps when I'm at work.
    I've tried to get back into the community and to the hobby several times during this period but I can't say I've had much success but I'm getting my hopes up again since this year of hard work and ehm... Hard work has finally paid off. Starting October now I'm getting a pay raise and I'm cutting my hours down to roughly 30 hours per week(I'll still get paid roughly the same as I did when working the double so I'm more than pleased).

    So, I can finally see the light at the end of that tunnel, I'm just hoping it won't be another train coming.
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    Liz,

    Nice to see you're returning! And although it's preaching to the converted, make sure you take it easy when you have your knee done - knees are pretty important bits of your body.



    Quote Originally Posted by Chrome View Post
    Starting October now I'm getting a pay raise and I'm cutting my hours down to roughly 30 hours per week(I'll still get paid roughly the same as I did when working the double so I'm more than pleased).
    Nicely done!

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    So, I can finally see the light at the end of that tunnel, I'm just hoping it won't be another train coming.
    Or somebody bringing you more work

    pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airhead View Post
    Really?

    Seems I talk with you constantly...

    Maybe you're the voices in my head?
    We know where to find her thats why AND ON rare occasions I drive down to your place for Painting and dinner.
    Im happy to see that some of the seasoned people here on cmon are still here "lurking" and trying to paint. I know how it goes IRL work and medical issues get in the way.
    I'll be working 2 jobs in October followed by surgery and about 6 weeks of disability. Mind you i haven't had a vacation since i flew out to visit Airhead
    Now during those 6 weeks I will go insane of boredom. I cant sit alone and paint for X hours a day, but hell i am going to try ( along with me cursing at the paints, minis, dropping things and not being able to pick them up! Wheres my "roger" when i need one :P, ) + netflix of course, followed by me whining about wanting to go out... and how much pain im in.

    And the Age old Question.... how do you pronounce CMON? as COME-ON Or SEA-Mon (C - Mon) ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leopardpixie View Post
    We know where to find her thats why AND ON rare occasions I drive down to your place for Painting and dinner.
    Im happy to see that some of the seasoned people here on cmon are still here "lurking" and trying to paint. I know how it goes IRL work and medical issues get in the way.
    I'll be working 2 jobs in October followed by surgery and about 6 weeks of disability. Mind you i haven't had a vacation since i flew out to visit Airhead
    Now during those 6 weeks I will go insane of boredom. I cant sit alone and paint for X hours a day, but hell i am going to try ( along with me cursing at the paints, minis, dropping things and not being able to pick them up! Wheres my "roger" when i need one :P, ) + netflix of course, followed by me whining about wanting to go out... and how much pain im in.

    And the Age old Question.... how do you pronounce CMON? as COME-ON Or SEA-Mon (C - Mon) ?
    Seme... Oh right... No, I say "Come on".

    Hmm, that sounded dirty all of a sudden...
    Quote Originally Posted by TrystanGST View Post
    The secret? Practice, and a desire to get better. A little talent goes a long way, but as long as you're open to advice, you can do amazing things.

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