Especially if they're dependent on having a current girlfriend; or more superficially, of pictures of her in a bikini - not that I don't enjoy that too. You've got to look deeper than that. I enjoy a lot of things that you do and what you write about but if it's all about who's watching you, you're doomed for a crash. It appears that you and many of those who feel you need defending don't see it but I'm actually a fan. I'm a fan of FD177 the adventurer, not of FD177 who feels the need for an audience and who appears to be on the brink of soliciting sponsorship from couch potato individuals like me, who seem to need their FD177 "fix". Come on man, do what you can with what you have today, appreciate humbly that the cosmos has put you in a position to do what you do - including the upside and downside, and if the rest needs to be put off til tomorrow, that's ok too. I've never felt the need to express an opinion in this kind of forum - the fact that I am here says that I am affected in some way - wish I could get Chimay beer locally, for instance; can't, but you've made it a quest. Believe it or not - with envy, all the best.