Don't buy it Bob. I think that Jim is sending Alan out to keep a watch on all those lenses you have been purchasing.
Alan--sorry to hear about the layoff. I'll be thinking lots of good thoughts for you and your interview. I have only been to NJ a couple of times--an area not too far from Princeton. I was very pleasantly surprised since the image that is projected out here seems to be mostly Newark.
Keep in mind, too, to us out here in the west, east coast states are more like large counties. Except for living with my grandmother in Wyoming as an infant, I didn't leave the state of California until I was past 10 years old. This doesn't mean that I didn't travel thousands of miles!
Too late Matt, I Paypal'd Jim for the 12" Orbit this morning...
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