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RiceGuy

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My brother lives in Holland with his family. I really like that area!

Well, some of the racy stuff nearly caused a riot! Some really awesome people left the site never to return after being chewed and spit out. :(

oh :( I thought you meant racy like "risque" and fun...never mind. I do not like riots. People get trampled. (shudder) :ph34r:


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"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

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Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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My brother lives in Holland with his family. I really like that area!

I enjoyed Holland when I was there too. I loved the little shops and the farmers market.


Married my best friend May '08

Fertility problems since fall of 08

Lots of money spent on test after test from Thyroid problems to PCOS

Started to do my own research and journal what I ate Sept '11

Strictly Gluten free since Dec '11

Highest weight:178

Down to: 155 Yay!

Praying for a little miracle!

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I's thinking the backdrop photo was shot on a breezy day.


Positive improvement from elimination diet. Mother dx'd by Mayo Clinic in late 1980s. Negative blood tests and Upper & Lower GI biopsy. Parathyroidectomy 12/09. Recurring high calcium level 4/10. Gluten-free 4/10. Soy & Dairy Free 6/10. Corn free 7/10. Grain free except rice 8/10. Legume free 6/11. Fighting the battle of the battle within myself, and I'm going to win!

As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.

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really? we're still talking about this?? I thought we solved this non-mystery! :lol:

yikes, this thing got more attention and concern than I ever got--collectively-- in the doctor's office visits I had in the last 5 years. :lol:


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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Well, I don't buy the explanation, for the simple fact that the person who responded wouldn't know any more than the rest of us, unless they were involved in creating the ad, or spoke to someone who was.

Aren't things like this farmed out to advertising agencies? Then again, such a blunder of a photo certainly doesn't look like something a professional would use in this kind of ad. Although I haven't done a lot of paid photography work, I'd never have used a photo like that. A pro would have taken numerous shots, then examined and compared them to find the right one for the ad. So I cannot accept that the one we see was the best of the lot. Again, this reasoning may only apply to a professional photographer.

By the time most of you see this post, I'll have sent a message to Scott. However not to ask what the thing in the photo is, but if the ad was done professionally.

I don't know WHAT the big MYSTERY was...I asumed it was her ponytail from the begining...its just windy, sunny, and a little disheveled...but thats its inocent charm! theres nothing wrong with the picture...Its a teen with a lolli!

Why does this bother you so?! Aren't there BIGGER MYSTERIES in life to contemplate about...( and I AM being NICE!) Why on EARTH would you bother Scott about something so PETTY! :blink: He has a BUISSNESS to run!!! B)

I've seen worse! leave it alone allready! :blink::lol::D

At least you finally see the HUMOR in IT!...I think!

But come on guys...give it a rest! :lol:

Aliens...LOL! :rolleyes:


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I think she just swallowed a parrot with a red tail and for some reason the camera guy didn't notice.


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

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This has been a really fun thread for the most part. I think the most obvious answer is the photographer took a whole bunch of different shots and then found out after the shoot that if the models face wasn't in the ad he would only owe her a portion of the usual fee. This was the one shot he took that didn't have her face and was taken by accident when he started to drop the camera.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

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This has been a really fun thread for the most part. I think the most obvious answer is the photographer took a whole bunch of different shots and then found out after the shoot that if the models face wasn't in the ad he would only owe her a portion of the usual fee. This was the one shot he took that didn't have her face and was taken by accident when he started to drop the camera.

BEST EXPLAINATION YET!!! :lol::lol::lol:

Love2travel's explaination was rather creative as well! :P

:lol:


Cougie23

Diagnosed 8/3/11

Celiacs/casein sensitive/lactose intolerent

Favorite quotes-

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said,

But I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!!!"-anonyamous

"you can lead a donkey to the river...but if you want him to drink...

you have to throw him in" -(21 yr.old son)

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I think she just swallowed a parrot with a red tail and for some reason the camera guy didn't notice.

Hey! Those models get hungry!


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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I don't know WHAT the big MYSTERY was...I asumed it was her ponytail from the begining...its just windy, sunny, and a little disheveled...but thats its inocent charm! theres nothing wrong with the picture...Its a teen with a lolli!

Why does this bother you so?! Aren't there BIGGER MYSTERIES in life to contemplate about...( and I AM being NICE!) Why on EARTH would you bother Scott about something so PETTY! :blink: He has a BUISSNESS to run!!! B)

I've seen worse! leave it alone allready! :blink::lol::D

At least you finally see the HUMOR in IT!...I think!

But come on guys...give it a rest! :lol:

Aliens...LOL! :rolleyes:

See, that's just it - making an assumption just because it's a nice, comfy, normal sort of explanation, regardless of the fact that the picture simply doesn't appear that way.

Do I really think it's an alien or an underdeveloped attached twin? No, of course not. But I don't rule out any possibilities, and I don't jump to any conclusion for the sake of brushing it aside.

I'm reminded of that tale about the king's new clothes, where everyone was afraid to "step out of line" and recognize the obvious, except for a small child. That child didn't feel constrained by social pressures, to "fit in", and go along with the crowd.

There are no foolish questions. But ask no questions, and get no answers.

And as for the person in the photo leaning forward, I doubt that too. It doesn't appear to be that way. Her posture doesn't look like that to me. And what about the ponytail which is clearly visible? It isn't falling forward of her shoulder. And even IF the thing on the left side was hair, then why is it so far out from her head when the wind is blowing in the opposite direction?

I enlarged the picture somewhat, and increased the brightness to show how dark it is "under" the thing in question. Does the visible ponytail appear so voluminous and long that the same size on the side in question would completely block the light from hitting that side of her neck? And IF the wind was blowing her hair to make that shape, why don't we see ANY strands of it?

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There are no foolish questions. But ask no questions, and get no answers.

Hmm.. .. .and sometimes, the questions are complicated and the answers are quite simple.. . ... ..

At least, according to Dr. Suess.... B)


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

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11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

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and sometimes the answer is not sufficient, so we flog the proverbial dead horse....

:lol:


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Dear RICEGUY...

Everyone has tried to be nice...and YOU JUST DON"T GET IT!

Good Luck with your obsesive compulsive behavior...TRULY! :blink:

There is no point in continuing this conversation....in the "REAL world"... it just doesn't matter...do yourself (and us) a favor... IN ALL SINCERITY...LET IT GO!!! B):D:)


Cougie23

Diagnosed 8/3/11

Celiacs/casein sensitive/lactose intolerent

Favorite quotes-

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said,

But I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!!!"-anonyamous

"you can lead a donkey to the river...but if you want him to drink...

you have to throw him in" -(21 yr.old son)

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oh :( I thought you meant racy like "risque" and fun...never mind. I do not like riots. People get trampled. (shudder) :ph34r:

Its OK IRISH...you were gramically correct! :D

(this is copied and pasted strait from the dictionary).....

rac


Cougie23

Diagnosed 8/3/11

Celiacs/casein sensitive/lactose intolerent

Favorite quotes-

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said,

But I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!!!"-anonyamous

"you can lead a donkey to the river...but if you want him to drink...

you have to throw him in" -(21 yr.old son)

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Hey! Those models get hungry!

So true. That's got to be it!


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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I have a better approach RiceGuy, why do YOU tell us what it is, after all, you would know better than me, right? I have my pen in hand, my notebook, and you are on the couch...please explain to us all what you see in this picture that we don't?


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and sometimes the answer is not sufficient, so we flog the proverbial dead horse....

:lol:

YEAH...AND HE'S BEATING THE CRAP OUT OF IT !!!!

( What is he....REPUBLICAN? :blink::rolleyes: ...I'm sure THAT one will get me in trouble) :lol:

(I apologize to all the DECENT Republicans out there...I was refering to the RADICAL KIND!...Seriously...no hard feelings!!! B)...It's a joke! :rolleyes: )


Cougie23

Diagnosed 8/3/11

Celiacs/casein sensitive/lactose intolerent

Favorite quotes-

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said,

But I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!!!"-anonyamous

"you can lead a donkey to the river...but if you want him to drink...

you have to throw him in" -(21 yr.old son)

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I have a better approach RiceGuy, why do YOU tell us what it is, after all, you would know better than me, right? I have my pen in hand, my notebook, and you are on the couch...please explain to us all what you see in this picture that we don't?

AMEN!!!....THANKYOU SCOTT !!! :D


Cougie23

Diagnosed 8/3/11

Celiacs/casein sensitive/lactose intolerent

Favorite quotes-

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said,

But I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!!!"-anonyamous

"you can lead a donkey to the river...but if you want him to drink...

you have to throw him in" -(21 yr.old son)

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Dear RICEGUY...

Everyone has tried to be nice...and YOU JUST DON"T GET IT!

Good Luck with your obsesive compulsive behavior...TRULY! :blink:

There is no point in continuing this conversation....in the "REAL world"... it just doesn't matter...do yourself (and us) a favor... IN ALL SINCERITY...LET IT GO!!! B):D:)

Excuse me for being curious, and wanting to know the answer to a perplexing question. Is it much different than wanting to know what's on the side of the moon not facing the earth?

For a topic which (according to you) doesn't matter, I have to wonder why you seem so bothered by my questions to have used ALL CAPS and exclamation points a number of times. This is regarded as "shouting". And tossing in jokes, political or otherwise, might not be taken as such by every reader, rather as insulting or belittling.


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I have a better approach RiceGuy, why do YOU tell us what it is, after all, you would know better than me, right? I have my pen in hand, my notebook, and you are on the couch...please explain to us all what you see in this picture that we don't?

I do believe I've already stated what I see and don't see in this picture. But I do not know what it is. If I did, I'd not have asked.

If you do indeed have first-hand knowledge about it, like if you were the photographer, or if you spoke to the photographer, then by all means let us in on the details. Nearest I can tell, your earlier statements regarding the photo were opinion or guesswork. Much the same as other posters. If this is not the case, please do clarify.


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Excuse me for being curious, and wanting to know the answer to a perplexing question. Is it much different than wanting to know what's on the side of the moon not facing the earth?

For a topic which (according to you) doesn't matter, I have to wonder why you seem so bothered by my questions to have used ALL CAPS and exclamation points a number of times. This is regarded as "shouting". And tossing in jokes, political or otherwise, might not be taken as such by every reader, rather as insulting or belittling.

Its beyond curious!....enough said! They warned us about people like YOU!

Theres a name for what your doing!Iwon't be speaking to you again! :ph34r:


Cougie23

Diagnosed 8/3/11

Celiacs/casein sensitive/lactose intolerent

Favorite quotes-

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said,

But I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!!!"-anonyamous

"you can lead a donkey to the river...but if you want him to drink...

you have to throw him in" -(21 yr.old son)

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RiceGuy, you do understand, don'`you, that that ad is for the Gluten Free Mall--Scott's business. If anyone would know, he would.


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986

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Please remember that this thread is meant to be FUN. If you find yourself taking someone's comments too seriously, take 6 chocolate caramel pecan turtles and check back in after the caffeine and sugar have mellowed you out.


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RiceGuy, you do understand, don'`you, that that ad is for the Gluten Free Mall--Scott's business. If anyone would know, he would.

huh. It is, isn't it. I never looked past the giant yellow lollipop to see what it was for.


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