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02-03-2014, 11:06 PM - 1 Like   #4351
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Wake up everybody! It is a new day in the February Daily Giveaway! Let's get crackin' so we don't have an excuse to get a K3!

Come on now!



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Lol! My primary goal is to collect as many raffle entries that I can.
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Lol! My primary goal is to collect as many raffle entries that I can.
Don't you ever sleep?
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Night shift nurse, remember. No. I sleep an average of 2 3-hour stretches in a 24 hour period. The only time I sleep a good solid stretch is when I get home the morning after night 3/3. I usually sleep 5-7 hours then.

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Night shift nurse, remember. No. I sleep an average of 2 3-hour stretches in a 24 hour period. The only time I sleep a good solid stretch is when I get home the morning after night 3/3. I usually sleep 5-7 hours then.
Uf Da!

I had to work graveyard for 6 months when I served my journeyman mechanic apprenticeship. Not my time of day. I could not get to sleep when I got home in the morning. It was 4-10's. The 6 month stint started in October and ended in March, so what little daylight there was didn't amount to much.

When I got off work it was dark, when I went to wok it was dark, all night long it was dark.

By Friday morning I would be so wrung out I could barely walk. I would get home and fall into bed totally exhausted. Usually I woke up sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. I would be so disoriented and had no clue what day it was or if it was 6 am or 6 pm.

I caught a cold the first week and could not shake it. I was sick almost the entire 6 months.

When the 6 month stint was up I was delighted to get back to swing shift. I started at 3:30 in the afternoon, got off at 11:30 (paid lunch, 5-8's). I lived 10 minutes from the shop and would be home and in bed by midnight, and wake up ready to rock at 7 every day. It was like having the day off every day. I got yard work and housework done during the day and had my weekends free.

Loved it. Did that for almost 30 years.

If they would have had a K3 then I would not have needed it.
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I used to work 2 days (10 hours) and then 2 night (14 hours), then 2 days off. Now I work the regular 5 days a week. Not complaining because it's rewarding in different ways, but I usually put in 11 hours, then do a bit more during the evening and on weekends (and now I have kids!). I didn't realize how much free time I had.....
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This thread makes my brain hurt.
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This thread makes my brain hurt.
You aren't the only one.

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You aren't the only one.
Yep. complete facepalm here
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Wow this thread has been completely derailed! On another note, I WILL be buying a k-3. take it and run with it!
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Wow this thread has been completely derailed! On another note, I WILL be buying a k-3. take it and run with it!
Derailed? What do you mean? It's chock full of reasons for not buying a K-3. Or for not buying another K-3.

And that in itself is, well, it's in my signature...
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Just goes off topic, then back on topic, i find it funny. I dont understand the hate behind the K-3.
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Wake up everybody! It is a new day in the February Daily Giveaway! Let's get crackin' so we don't have an excuse to get a K3!

Come on now!

What's scary is that I made it on to the list without posting a single post in here. And purely by accident. Well, by not succeeding in keeping my mouth shut, I suppose. But still. I'm impressed with myself!
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Just goes off topic, then back on topic, i find it funny. I dont understand the hate behind the K-3.
Well, I suppose that's what it's all about. The non-rational hate. And not for the camera, but for letters that happens to be printed on it.

But hey, we shouldn't get off-topic like this by getting on-topic. Not good!

So, how's the weather? Had any good cheese lately? Or some nice brew?
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I live in California, The holy land for American Micro breweries! ALWAYS good brew for this beer snob!

And on topic, I dont see why its a big deal for it to say Ricoh on it, its a good camera that I can put K lenses on, still at its heart is a pentax. I am happy.
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