Merry xmas y'all - Happy New Year - 2021

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  1. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Merry xmas and/or happy holidays y'all

    Wow, what a craptastic year, but also a year of change (things will never be the same and I'm hoping many folks' lives change for the better with more telecommuting).

    I feel bad for the folks who lost their businesses. The folks who have gotten sick with huge bills. The folks who lost loved ones. I think about guys who have recently left us like Dino and Rex. I know I will miss the camaraderie of the SoCal crew. I wanted to have a meet this year or at least get a bunch of rooms and crash CanJam, but alas, the Wuhan virus has made this not so. Someone's going to have to organize an SBAF next year in SoCal as it would be dumb for me to organize one is south Texas. Or maybe in Colorado?

    Well, at least two vaccines are out with several more on the way. Hopefully we'll all turn this chapter in human history soon. Or maybe we won't as I can see more pandemics in the future (too many people on the planet).

    Remember life is about change and impermanence. There is a reason why SBAF "rule" #9 exists (see below). Try to live your life to its fullest every day because you don't know when you will get hit by the bus.

    [9] Another thing to understand about SBAF is that it's not afraid to change at moment's notice. There will always be change and course correction. Count on it. You will not have a tidy set of policies, procedures, and rules like HF. If you like structure and rules, then HF is a better place...

    I now leave you with a cheerful song from David Hasselhoff


    This is an awesome community that I am grateful for. Good night and God bless.
     
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  2. spwath

    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    Yes, Merry Christmas.
    I agree completely on change. That is something I have learned over the past 4 years of college and life.
    I used to be afraid of change.
    Now I am still afraid of change, but embrace it. Change is good. So is admitting you are wrong, to yourself and others.
    Anyway, I hope this next year will bring good to myself and others. I'll be moving on to somewhere different, starting a new job somewhere, so more big change for me.
     
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    Cooper32 Rando

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    Merry Christmas from Wisconsin. Change can also be a good thing. Even though I hate what the pandemic has done to everyone this year, the one positive change has been that the holidays have become more focused on what really matters: family.

    Our holiday get together used to be be huge. Now just my in-laws, my wife, and me. And it was one of the best get together in years.

    Regardless of how you spend the last days of 2020, stay safe, enjoy your time with your family, and happy holidays.
     
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    Merry Christmas from Hong Kong everyone!

    SBAF is the gift that keeps on giving.
    Thank you for the advice, discovery and fun throughout this year.

    Stay safe!
     
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    Happy Holidays everyone, best wishes and good luck in the new year !
     
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    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone! This year has been a wild ride, and hopefully everyone here was able to have some light and joy in am otherwise hard year. I am extremely thankful for everything I have learned this year and the ability to live life without much affect from this virus. I know many were affected, but I'm glad people here have for the most part been safe.

    I also wanna thank everybody for this year in the hobby. I joined a couple years ago here but never posted due to falling out of the hobby a bit due to life circumstances. I rejoined early this year and this has been a place I've enjoyed every second and reading through the amazing threads. I also have made some amazing friends while here, and I just wanna thank everyone for this.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas tomorrow if you celebrate it, and if not I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Thanks for everything guys and girls :)
     
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  7. Lyander

    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

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    This year was a bit like a massive Pause button smacking me on the nose, but much love and respect for those that managed to work through it or were essential in dealing with extant problems— y'all are heroes. Happy Christmas, all, and may the next year bring much good music and no desire to mess with the rigs you already have :p
     
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    Merry Christmas, X-Mas, Festivus or whatever you celebrate or don't celebrate. If you don't have to work, eat something nice and do something fun.

    We need more David Hasselhoff.



    P.S. If you fancy riding a T-Rex to meet up with Thor, sorry Kung Fury is just a film.
     
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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. I hope we’re all happy and healthy with our families celebrating the holidays this time next year.
     
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    I'll just leave this here.
     
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    I know I'm not a friend and I'm just this guy sticking around, but for a few years now I've been lurking this forum and I have to say It is one of a kind.

    I mean the brutally honest review, the acceptation of personal taste and willingness to accept that a great product isn't for everyone and the awesome intolerance to noise and bullshit is refreshing.

    Cheers.
     
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    Nothing thoughtful to say, except Merry Christmas to all you lovely folks, and big virtual hugs all around!!
     
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    Taverius Smells like sausages

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    Happy Wintereenmass y'all.
     
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    Merry Christmas!
     
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    rlow A happy woofer

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    Merry Christmas you hosers, from up here in the Great White North, eh!

     
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    Merry Christmas to all & stay safe in these trying times.
     
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    Merry Christmas everyone. Thanks for helping me maintain some sanity in a time of madness.
     
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    Another Winnipeg season's greetings and all that jazz.

    Here's a song for y'all (nsfw if you actually pay attention to the lyrics):
     
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    Psalmanazar Most improved member; A+

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    Merry Christmas mofos. I’ve been up for three hours and I’m christmased out already. No more Christmas for me.

     
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    YMO it's not drinking alone if you're on Zoom

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    Enjoy today everyone. While I don't do Xmas, my GF does and there goes my wallet.

    Meanwhile enjoy a beer, some tobacco, and steak.
     
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