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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    I am el Guapo

    My nom de plume is el Guapo and I have been away from this place for well over a year now. Board etiquette suggests one should introduce one's self to the members before returning to the discussions. Or, if one has been away for some time it is polite to bring the membership up to speed on the where’s and why’s of the absence.

    I last walked the forums of Cyburbia over a year ago and the details leading up to my decision to depart are not unknown. I didn’t leave with positive thoughts about this place and some of its members. And after much reflection, I realized Cyburbia wasn’t the cause of my stress. I was the cause.

    This last year I spent more than a few hours considering what changes I needed to make in myself to allow me to return here, participate, and to do so in a way that is strictly positive. A wise man once said, “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” That quote captures the essence of this last year of my life. Change is hard, but very possible.

    I considered asking Dan to let this nom de plume die a quiet death and to allow me to return under my real name. He was gracious and considerate in his reply. But, el Guapo has a history for better or worse and I shouldn’t run from that history.

    I hope I'll see you around.

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    Cyburbian
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    Welcome back! I hope that things are going well with you.

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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
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    Hey, wow, welcome back (from downeast Maine, but you knew that)

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Welcome back to the big show, handsome.
    Good to see you again.
    RJ is the KING of . The One

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    Cyburbian jmf's avatar
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    Good to hear from you again, welcome back.

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    Cyburbian Bubba's avatar
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    Welcome back, eG.
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    Good to hear from you again old friend

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    Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator NHPlanner's avatar
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    Good to have you back Guap.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Glad to have you back old friend.


    Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
    We're so glad you could attend
    Come inside! Come inside! ....
    Come inside, the show's about to start
    guaranteed to blow your head apart
    Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cyburbian Queen B's avatar
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    You have been missed, but at least I have had the opportunity to grab a hug now and then!
    Glad to see you have returned. Welcome back!
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Welcome back

    Hope all with you and yours is going well.

    While you've been gone, we've taken to keeping the beer in RJ's wine refrigerator. Grab one - he won't mind a bit.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    Cyburbian Mud Princess's avatar
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    Welcome back, eG!

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    Cyburbian DecaturHawk's avatar
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    If el Guapo is back, then I will be spending more time (in the evening, of course, or early morning before the phone calls start) on Cyburbia. You have been missed.
    SOME say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice.
    From what I’ve tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate
    To know that for destruction ice
    Is also great
    And would suffice.

    Robert Frost (1874–1963) (From Harper’s Magazine, December 1920.)

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    Welcome back
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Welcome back
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

    Six seasons and a movie!

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    Welcome back eG

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    Good to hear from you again and welcome back, el Guapo.
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
    Warren Spahn

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    moderator in moderation Suburb Repairman's avatar
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    Great to have you back, eG!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    If there is a Cyburbia user that is deserving of two definite articles, it is eG.

    Therefore, I recommend renaming this thread "I am the el Guapo".

    The place just hasn't been the same without you, old friend. Good to have you back.


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    Cyburbian zman's avatar
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    Welcome back.

    Now my comments about Volvos will no longer fall on deaf ears.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Bienvenido el Guapo!

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    Cyburbian illinoisplanner's avatar
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    Welcome back el Guapo!

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    Cyburbian jsk1983's avatar
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    The legend is back!

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    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    Yay! Glad to see you posting again!

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    Cyburbian mgk920's avatar
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    Aye, now I can start shopping for the best ammo for my SS gift!



    I feel like I am home again, welcome back!

    Mike

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