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by lizard0924
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: DUI ZipSeals neck ring system
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: DUI ZipSeals neck ring system

What's the deal with silicone that makes it *the bomb*? Inquiring minds want to know. I don't have the neck zip seals (I have a neoprene neck seal, 'cuz I'm a cold water wuss and every little bit of insulation helps), but I love my wrist zip seals (I converted from the DC ring system and will never ...
by lizard0924
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Winter Diving
Replies: 37
Views: 2135

Re: Winter Diving

I prefer diving here in the winter months, actually. Go for it, you won't be sorry!
by lizard0924
Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday Tom Nic!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: Happy Birthday Tom Nic!!!!

Happy Birthday, Tom!
by lizard0924
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: My One Buoyancy Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 1346

Re: My One Buoyancy Issue

Your reference to using ankle weights (for three years?!) led me to the belief that you hadn't had benefit of working with someone to perfect your weighting. The only time I've actually seen people using ankle weights are when they are first learning to use their drysuit. I learned to dive with ank...
by lizard0924
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: My One Buoyancy Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 1346

Re: My One Buoyancy Issue

Liz, I haven't taken an "official" PPB, but I've helped with several and kept my ears open, so as Tom indicated, I've had the benefit of the knowledge without the expenditure of scuba units. Your reference to using ankle weights (for three years?!) led me to the belief that you hadn't had...
by lizard0924
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cell Phone Help please!
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Cell Phone Help please!

If you stay in King County, any of the carriers should work fine. If you travel outside of major cities in the US, Verizon is the best hands down. I learned this first hand driving from Wisconsin to Seattle a couple of times. I kept asking lizard0924 if I could use her Verizon phone since my AT&...
by lizard0924
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: My One Buoyancy Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 1346

Re: My One Buoyancy Issue

Have you taken a Peak Performance Buoyancy class? That will help you ensure that your weighting is appropriate, which (at least for me) went a long way toward helping me manage trim/buoyancy when I dive...regardless of whether I'm breathing shallow or deep.
by lizard0924
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: One Friend, Two Friend, Old Friend, New Friend
Replies: 28
Views: 1334

Re: One Friend, Two Friend, Old Friend, New Friend

lundysd wrote:I'm in a bit of a conundrum here. I want to tell you all how very much I hate you, and how I hope all the bad things in life happen to you and only you.... but by doing so I am further advertising my status as a "thong toucher."

Damnit.


Would it help if I said I'm sorry? :rofl:
by lizard0924
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: One Friend, Two Friend, Old Friend, New Friend
Replies: 28
Views: 1334

Re: One Friend, Two Friend, Old Friend, New Friend

Yeah, yeah, yeah.....the underwater shots are nice.....BUT....where is the photo of Richard's rice krispie thong?! http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/rjack321/IMG00015-20100918-1009.jpg You know....at first glance, that really looks like someone else touching your, uh, sticker (and the dude d...
by lizard0924
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Club Dive Poll - Please tell us if you were there!
Replies: 74
Views: 2717

Re: Club Dive Poll - Please tell us if you were there!

I was there. It was great to put more faces to screen names (and to get more NWDC sway from Calvin).
by lizard0924
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!
Replies: 332
Views: 13659

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!

The most memorable part of the day...writing my handle down and i think it was ktb or liz who said "You're Dashrynn!" ...i almost bolted for the van to hide in fear of hell coming down on me. Turned out they just like exclaiming things real loud....in my direction...with a little sarcasm....
by lizard0924
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: One Friend, Two Friend, Old Friend, New Friend
Replies: 28
Views: 1334

Re: One Friend, Two Friend, Old Friend, New Friend

Yeah, yeah, yeah.....the underwater shots are nice.....BUT....where is the photo of Richard's rice krispie thong?!
by lizard0924
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A surprise when I got home after the club dive....
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: A surprise when I got home after the club dive....

Wow....that is crazy! Glad everyone and everything turned out ok (well, except for the stain on the driveway....I can't suggest anything for that).
by lizard0924
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!
Replies: 332
Views: 13659

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!

The last time we did a club dive at Redondo I brought my boat and took some folks over to the Maury Island barges. Is anyone coming who hasn't ever been to the barges and wants to give those a try for a dive? Be back in time for lunch and a 2nd shore dive. Lemme know if there's interest in that, ot...
by lizard0924
Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: how i met my first (dive buddy)
Replies: 29
Views: 1453

Re: how i met my first (dive buddy)

(Althought he mentioned one time that not ALL vacations need to be dive-related. I'm not sure I understand that logic.) WTH, man!!!??? Hannah says the same thing to me! That's the beauty of having a dive buddy/spouse who is MORE addicted than you. I cannot imagine Paul uttering those words....EVER....
by lizard0924
Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!
Replies: 332
Views: 13659

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!

spatman wrote:is anyone bringing a canopy or two? looks like some rain tomorrow, we might want to at least keep the food dry-ish.


We have one we will bring. Ah....winter in Seattle has begun.
by lizard0924
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: how i met my first (dive buddy)
Replies: 29
Views: 1453

Re: how i met my first (dive buddy)

Psundquist was my original dive buddy, and is still my main buddy today. He encouraged me to get certified in 2007, long after my first ill-fated attempt at a resort course in 1998 in St. Lucia on our honeymoon. Thankfully, in 2007 at a boat show in Racine, WI, Paul and I ran into his college scuba ...
by lizard0924
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Photoshop Creative Studio 5 question
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Photoshop Creative Studio 5 question

Thanks! The suggestions solved the problem as best as it could be solved. Appreciate your input!
by lizard0924
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!
Replies: 332
Views: 13659

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!

On another subject....some fabulous man (Grateful) loaned me his backplate at my first club dive a few years ago....and nowi dive one. Does anyone have a bp/w (and weight harness or pockets) that funkydiver could try out? He was insistent he didn't want bp when he started diving in january, but now...
by lizard0924
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Photoshop Creative Studio 5 question
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Photoshop Creative Studio 5 question

I'm trying to "fix" a topside photo that has a washed out sky. Does anyone know how to tone down the brightness of just the white in the photo without compromising the rest of the picture? I must admit, this is the first time I've even opened PS CS 5 and there is way, way, way too much goi...
by lizard0924
Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!
Replies: 332
Views: 13659

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!

The last time we did a club dive at Redondo I brought my boat and took some folks over to the Maury Island barges. Is anyone coming who hasn't ever been to the barges and wants to give those a try for a dive? Be back in time for lunch and a 2nd shore dive. Lemme know if there's interest in that, ot...
by lizard0924
Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!
Replies: 332
Views: 13659

Re: Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!

What kind of visibility can we expect? Looking forward to Sat!!! That depends on whether you're diving before or after Scottsax. *Middle finger* I'm going to tie my spool off on your manifold and ride you like a manatee! Good God! There is no end to the new signature line additions this week. You g...
by lizard0924
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You think DIVING is dangerous?
Replies: 24
Views: 732

Re: You think DIVING is dangerous?

CaptnJack wrote:Those melons just had to be overripe or something. Ouch


The girl's pain and suffering aside (but, hey, she did VOLUNTARILY sign up for a stupid reality show)...I believe I have a new addition to my signature line. Yes, I do.
by lizard0924
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!
Replies: 332
Views: 13659

Re: Club Dive! Club Dive! Club Dive! September 18th!

To supplement the aforementioned Heineken, we will bring the cooler o' libations (beer, soda, water and other assorted fermented bottled goods). And a veggie-type appetizer. You know, healthy to offset the beer. Its all about balance really. I've got no scooters or other dive crack to offer, but I c...
by lizard0924
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Fabulous Bonaire Macro
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Fabulous Bonaire Macro

Thanks for the link, Tom. BT is someplace I haven't been for a long time, but it was worth it today. Those were amazing photos. As an aside, though.....in my status as a total newb in the world of underwater photography, I am always confused as to how much of any given photo is raw material vs. Phot...