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Main time sink for me is dealing with "the little guy", my 3 year old who eats up quite a bit of time and energy. After that, it's mostly just dealing with normal life: wife, keeping up the house, and work. I do spend about 3 hrs volunteering each week at a local animal shelter (+ driving time).

 

He hasn't seen me painting, but he has seen some of the painted bull orcs when I was waiting for them to dry in between coats. He squatted down looked at them, and said, "Those are really cool, daddy!" followed by "Can I play with them?"

 

Ron

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Lets see I do get a bit of painting done but at the moment my list is.

 

1. Tika, the chuihauhua

2. Pumpkin, the Yorkie

3. Weezer, the min-pin

4. Binky, the pit bull/corgie

5. Kizmat, the lab/beagle

6. 13 cats/kittens

7. work

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main thing for me is

 

 

painting slump I'm in (nasty one)

 

but other things are--

 

normal work area is a complete mess

 

2 kids (daughter is 8, my son is 3) (daughter is the worse of the two, by a longshot, man)

 

work (not that it eats the day but I work graveyard & then coming home, sleeping some mornings, but most of all it's the I don't feel like doing anything mood)

 

DDO & CoH/oV playing--I'm ok until I either get into a good group or I get into a long mish

 

weather is almost too perfect around here right now, 70s, warm & such. Want to be outside more.

 

other than that I would have tons of time, which reminds me need to TRY & sit down & paint later

 

RM

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Aside from life in general, it was WOW. I finally broke that nasty habit two months ago and cannot believe the amount of time I wasted with that game. Seems I am not the only one, browsing some of my old bookmarks it appears many a painter has been afflicted with it as well.

 

I was actually excited to start painting again and began working on a piece and started browsing the forums again. I think the latter quickly broke me of my urge to paint. Maybe I should cancel my ISP when I finally decide to pick up the brush in earnst.

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For me it's been grad school and "Rome: Total War"

 

Although gradschool is done and I've totally subjudicated the greeks and the gauls... so....

 

I'll get some painting done.

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Freakin' World of Warcraft...I made a point just this past week to drop it and delete it from my HD so I could actually get some work done for RCon. As Lonepainter mentioned, doing that freed up a LOT of time.

 

Unfortunately, I still can't really paint until after 9:00 pm - I have a 7 and a 3 year old (both of whom aspire to be painters too). In particular, my son (the 3 year old) wants to sit in my lap when I try to work :wacko:

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I've been cutting back on my WoW time lately, but I'm not ready to give it up completely. I stil find it to be a very fun game to play.

 

The NHL playoffs have cut into my painting time a bit, but I've actually been pretty good about turning off the TV and bringing the laptop to my painting table so I can listen to the games on internet radio instead while I'm painting.

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Don't get me wrong WOW is quite possibly the best game of its genre and is a blast to play. I miss playing it to this day, however when it led to falling asleep at the wheel the following day due to a raid the previous night (until 3am in the morning) I decided I had to get my priorities straightened out immediately.

 

Its funny though, the following week after I canceled my account I found I had too much time on my hands. :)

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My best friend is getting married next month (and I am the maid of honor) and my wedding is in months to mine...thats what has been eating all of my time.

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Flynn

 

what is the net stations for those games?? Want to get into the playoffs but with OLN being the main station I don't see many games (only espn highlights), & I get that station.

 

 

GO DEVILS!!

 

really wonderful thing happen to me last night, started to get a headache & my throat started to get sore, thought uh oh, crap, woke up this morning with a chill in my bones, & my head was pounding + I have a slight fever. So I mostly laid on the couch all day, tryin to keep warm & to soak my pain away. Wasn't until later in the day I was able to get some medicine in me (had my wife go get some pills at the local pharmacy--clerk said they work fast, tad bit more then I normally spend, but I want this gone by the weekend)

 

never fails have vacation around the corner I usually get sick. I can feel the pill working thou, as I'm starting to sweat a little bit (not cold like this morning) + my temp seems to be going down as well

 

so I'm not sure if I'll have an entry in the contest, depends on how I do this weekend, also not sure on the D&D game I want to run at the LQ as well, I'm not as prepared as I want to be for it.

 

I guess will see.....

 

RM

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thanks for the link

 

funny after I posted I was on nhl.com & seen that link. Figured they were greedy like the nfl & made you pay if you listened to the games over the net

 

thou been watchin the games on TV the last couples days--(Sabres/Flyers (Booo hated hockey empire booo) & yesterday watched the Oilers/Wings), hopefully I'll be able to watch some this week before I go, as well

 

& one last thing ----"na na na hey hey goodbye Rangers-----(the other hated hockey empire!!! ha ha)

 

feelin better so hopefully I can get restarted on my projects now, nothing like a long vacation to get the blood flowin again for hobbies....

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I so wanted to do more...I wanted to have some things ready for ReaperCon. So I could be critiqued. What has kept me from painting has been school. I am taking a VBA class for work and it is taking a lot more of my time than I really wanted it to. I finished my final last night...I have been working on finishing my homework today and everything is due tomorrow.

 

Monday thru Thursday I will be doing honey-dos around the house (as this class has also kept me from doing anything around the house either) and then the Con is this coming weekend. I am looking forward to this con very much.

 

I am also looking forward to a summer of painting. My plan (and we all know how plans go) is to take the time I was putting into school work and put that same time into painting.

 

Take care everyone.

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What's been keeping me from painting is the absolute mess my work area is at the time. I have piles upon piles of cardboard boxes, discarded blister packs and Star Wars figures all over the place.

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