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  • Hayde
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    Originally posted by Robert Martellaro View Post
    Look what they did to the Irish.

    :giggle: I cover Sean Connery's song in "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" for my girls (...gotta substitute 'Venezuelan' for 'Irish,' tho...)
    Originally posted by Uilleann View Post
    BWAHAHAHA!!! I haven't seen this in ages! Brings back flashbacks of decades playing Irish uilleann bagpipes! *shudder*
    Ticketmaster will be chomping at the bit for the reunion tour! Good to see you, Uilleann!

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  • Uilleann
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    Originally posted by Robert Martellaro View Post
    Look what they did to the Irish.

    BWAHAHAHA!!! I haven't seen this in ages! Brings back flashbacks of decades playing Irish uilleann bagpipes! *shudder*

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  • Robert Martellaro
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    Originally posted by Hayde View Post
    Peru has over 3000 species of potato, and so it is impossible to find any dish not served with some form of potato on it. I may never eat potatoes again...
    Look what they did to the Irish.

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  • Hayde
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    Originally posted by Robert Martellaro View Post
    Lima? A friend told me a while ago they have the best food in Latin America.

    Welcome back,

    Robert Martellaro
    Hey Robert! Thank you, sir! Good to see you!

    Yep, it's easy to find great food in Lima. Peru has over 3000 species of potato, and so it is impossible to find any dish not served with some form of potato on it. I may never eat potatoes again, but the eating is terrific inside Lima and out. (I do recommend going some other time than a global pandemic!)

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  • Robert Martellaro
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    Originally posted by Hayde View Post
    Hey all,

    The sabbatical went a little long having gotten married and having a kid in South America right before the pandemic hit. Lots of pisco sours, diaper changes, Peruvian presidents, and one spousal green card later, my hands got soft and my knuckles are rusty...
    Lima? A friend told me a while ago they have the best food in Latin America.

    Welcome back,

    Robert Martellaro

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  • Hayde
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    Originally posted by optical24/7 View Post
    Welcome back Hayde and congrats on the marriage and kid.
    Thanks! Great to see you again! Well, at least your moniker! :D

    Originally posted by drk View Post
    AMERICA needs HAYDE!
    Not so sure about that, but I'll try to make myself useful. America has two new lovely ladies out of the deal--so it's definitely a net win for the patriots! Great to see you, Doc.

    Originally posted by lensgrinder View Post
    ZEISS has a full portfolio with 2 free form SV, 1 anti-fatigue and 4 progressives called SmartLife. The names will sound familiar as we kept the names, but it is not re-branded designs.

    SmartLife Portfolio:

    SmartLife Individual SV
    SmartLife SV
    SmartLife Digital Lens(0.50 - 1.25 add)
    SmartLife Progressive Individual(fixed and variable options)
    SmartLife Progressive Superb
    SmartLife Progressive Plus
    SmartLife Progressive Pure(fixed and variable options)

    Light Progressive Portfolio:

    Light Vx(Variable)
    Light Hx(Fixed)
    Light Dx(fixed)

    For free form designed stock or SV we have ClearView

    Happy to discuss further if you reach out to brent.mccardle@zeiss.com
    Thank you, Brent! Lizette gave me a crash course recently and is loading me up with white papers. She said she'd be passing some of my questions up the chain to you, but after talking you up for a couple of minutes it occurred to me we were already sorta-acquainted! ("Oh....THAT Brent!") You can be sure I'll be peppering your email, thank you so much for the generosity.

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  • lensgrinder
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    ZEISS has a full portfolio with 2 free form SV, 1 anti-fatigue and 4 progressives called SmartLife. The names will sound familiar as we kept the names, but it is not re-branded designs.

    SmartLife Portfolio:

    SmartLife Individual SV
    SmartLife SV
    SmartLife Digital Lens(0.50 - 1.25 add)
    SmartLife Progressive Individual(fixed and variable options)
    SmartLife Progressive Superb
    SmartLife Progressive Plus
    SmartLife Progressive Pure(fixed and variable options)

    Light Progressive Portfolio:

    Light Vx(Variable)
    Light Hx(Fixed)
    Light Dx(fixed)

    For free form designed stock or SV we have ClearView

    Happy to discuss further if you reach out to brent.mccardle@zeiss.com

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  • drk
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    AMERICA needs HAYDE!

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  • optical24/7
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    Welcome back Hayde and congrats on the marriage and kid.

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  • AngeHamm
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    Originally posted by Hayde View Post
    Hey all,

    I owe a lot to Optiboard and missed y'all while I was on sabbatical. The sabbatical went a little long having gotten married and having a kid in South America right before the pandemic hit. Lots of pisco sours, diaper changes, Peruvian presidents, and one spousal green card later, my hands got soft and my knuckles are rusty... But I'm back in stateside eye care clearing the cobwebs. (No doubt y'all will help me with that!) :P I'm dispensing Zeiss now, which is a new frontier for me--y'all with experience there please whip me into shape.

    Looking forward to catching up!

    Hayde
    Zeiss has re-branded their entire lens portfolio twice in the past several years, so getting you caught up may be a challenge. I don't even know where to begin with their lenses now.

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  • Hayde
    started a topic Hello again!

    Hello again!

    Hey all,

    I owe a lot to Optiboard and missed y'all while I was on sabbatical. The sabbatical went a little long having gotten married and having a kid in South America right before the pandemic hit. Lots of pisco sours, diaper changes, Peruvian presidents, and one spousal green card later, my hands got soft and my knuckles are rusty... But I'm back in stateside eye care clearing the cobwebs. (No doubt y'all will help me with that!) :P I'm dispensing Zeiss now, which is a new frontier for me--y'all with experience there please whip me into shape.

    Looking forward to catching up!

    Hayde
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