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Msg: 16992
Subject: Re: Welcome to the Picture Perfect board!
Board: Picture Perfect
Author: speedsquareProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 4:21 AM
P-58F-1782M-4661Premium
Reply to: Msg 16985 by Green Tortuga
I have a Canon EOS Rebel circa 1993, including a 300-zoom lens and some filters. I love it too, but since I bought my first digital, Nikon Coolpix 3200, I haven't used the Canon. It is a monster to travel with, but I can't part with it.

Oh, and I have an old Besler-Topcon 35mm camera that my dad gave me years ago. I might put that one on ebay. Works, but who needs 3 cameras?

~speedsquare
Msg: 16993
Subject: Re: Welcome to the Picture Perfect board!
Board: Picture Perfect
Author: MoonBunnyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 4:41 AM
P-31F-312M-525Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 16985 by Green Tortuga
I have a Canon EOS-II (I think that's what it's called) and eagerly await the day I can get a digital Canon and still make use of all those lenses etc. I love it but I can't stand dragging around all that stuff only to have to wait to get the film developed. I'm just too impatient.

So meanwhile I have a little Vivtar ViviCam that works decent but seems to be showing some age - about 1 in 10-15 shots somehow corrupts before I can get them out of the camera. And I hate that whole "digital delay" - say cheese -- wait -- wait -- wait -- there it is!

just too impatient in general for the technology I guess!

MoonBunny
Msg: 16994
Subject: Re: sudoku!
Board: Games People Play
Author: dewberryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 5:09 AM
P-241F-975M-1452Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 16986 by Green Tortuga
Quote My favorites are actually the cross sums--which also picked up some bizarre Japanese name overseas then returned to the states with the new name, which I can't think of off the top of my head.


Kakuro

which is what we're addicted to around here. . .
Msg: 16995
Mumma and Bunny Boy Subject: Re: sudoku!
Board: Games People Play
Author: Mumma and Bunny BoyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 5:16 AM
P-67F-656M-190PremiumInactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 16986 by Green Tortuga
I haven't tried the Math Puzzles, but I do enjoy doing Logic Problems. Could pass on Sudoku though. Another letterboxer has clues for a box set up in the form of a Logic Problem (SpringChick, I think).

Mumma & BB =D
Msg: 16996
Subject: Re: T-2 - Amazing Race
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Author: dewberryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 5:18 AM
P-241F-975M-1452Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 16988 by Green Tortuga
Quote I'm pretty happy with most of the teams that came in the front of the pack, though. =) Lots of likeable people. My favorites are the hippies, though. They are hilarious! The Double D joke killed me. =)


I loved the hippies! Thought they were hilarious, and not bad racers. Am afraid I'm not going to like the Mississippi Marrieds--Lake & Michelle--but if he calms down it'll probably be fine. Overall, I thought it was a good cast that is going to be enjoyable to watch, no overtly stunt casting. It IS nice to have so many apparently likeable groupings.

Too many teams now to really have an opinion of each, although Asterix and I turned to each other when Barbie (Monica of MOJO) was freaking out a little over something minor and said, "Just wait until they get to India."

Was impressed with the way Yolanda kept focused putting together that motorbike with all those men leering at her. I do not think that would have been easy.

Fun stuff!

DB
Msg: 16997
Subject: Re: sudoku!
Board: Games People Play
Author: dewberryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 5:35 AM
P-241F-975M-1452Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 16995 by Mumma and Bunny Boy
Quote I haven't tried the Math Puzzles, but I do enjoy doing Logic Problems. Could pass on Sudoku though. Another letterboxer has clues for a box set up in the form of a Logic Problem (SpringChick, I think).


Yes, I think some of hers are immensely fun to read. I always loved the logic problems. Here is a good site that always has at least one logic puzzle. You should also take the time to explore other puzzles on the site--there are lots of fun time-wasters.

http://www.puzzles.com/Projects/LogicProblems.html


I have two mystery boxes planned. One I don't want to give away. But for the other, I am going to use one of those linguistic logic problems that you always see in Games Magazine. You know, where you have to figure out the grammar and then what the individual words mean and then apply that knowledge to actually solve the clues. Figuring out how to make the clues work right has been tough--but I'm still working on it when I have the opportunity. Look for Alien Logic in the next few weeks.


Dewberry
Msg: 16998
Amyrica Subject: Re: Looking for someone to adopt a letterbox out of state
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: AmyricaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 5:50 AM
P-20F-781M-1746Premium
Reply to: Msg 16968 by thunderbird
let's have a Girl Scouts/Youth out of state letterbox planting swap!

count me in too!

Amyrica (Juniors)
Msg: 17001
Mn8X Subject: Re: T-2 - Amazing Race
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Author: Mn8XProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 6:00 AM
P-48F-1104M-4483
Reply to: Msg 16996 by dewberry
I like the hippie guys too. They are having such a great time. Taking everything in sride. I have to admit, I like the nerdy couple too. They really were supportive of each other. But I don't see them lasting too long.
But, we shall see.
Msg: 17002
Subject: Re: sudoku!
Board: Games People Play
Author: neversaidProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 6:08 AM
F-12M-14Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 16994 by dewberry
i will be checking this out. ive never heard of it before! thanks!
Msg: 17003
shiloh Subject: Re: Ideas for New Carvers
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: shilohProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 7:35 AM
P-27F-166M-6998
Reply to: Msg 16951 by Lock Wench
I've carved stamps using that Idea and I've also mixed it up a bit and carved part as a reverse silhouette to get some depth, but that's another chapter.

Shiloh
Msg: 17004
ArchimedesScrew Subject: Paint by Numbers
Board: Games People Play
Author: ArchimedesScrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 7:58 AM
P-157F-504M-1087Premium
Reply to: Msg 17002 by neversaid
On the topic of soduko and other logic puzzles, anyone do Paint by Numbers? Not the ones where you actually use paint, but the logic puzzles which yield a picture if solved correctly.

I'm a Games Magazine junkie.
Msg: 17005
Mn8X Subject: Re: sudoku!
Board: Games People Play
Author: Mn8XProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 8:11 AM
P-48F-1104M-4483
Reply to: Msg 17002 by neversaid
I love logic problems! But my all time favorite are the cryptoquotes! Luckily they have one everyday in our local newspaper.
Msg: 17006
Lone R Subject: Re: sudoku!
Board: Games People Play
Author: Lone RProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 8:37 AM
P-80F-740M-2459
Reply to: Msg 16981 by neversaid
This is my favorite Sudoku site...

http://sudoku.com.au/

When you complete the puzzle you get a photo as a reward. The photos are pretty amateur but it's fun to get a surprise at the end.

JARS
Msg: 17007
Subject: Re: coptic stitch books
Board: Logbook Logistics
Author: SerenadeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 8:54 AM
P-24F-299M-147Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 16982 by neversaid
could you send me a photo please?
Msg: 17008
Green Guillemot Subject: Re: Looking for Stamp Carving supplies in Seattle
Board: State: Washington
Author: Green GuillemotProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 9:02 AM
P-43F-183M-76Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 16959 by Amanda from Seattle
My favorite place to buy supplies is the UW Bookstore on 15th Ave and 43rd St in Seattle. They have lots of different tools (including Speedball and various tips), and several different kinds of carving media (including MasterCarve, my personal favorite, in many different shapes and sizes). They also have a ZILLION different sizes and shapes of little notebooks, many which are quite reasonably priced. You can park for free in their lot right behind the store if you get your parking validated inside (up to 2 hrs). It's not very close to my house, but it's pretty easy to get to if you go on the weekends.

http://www.bookstore.washington.edu/

GG
Msg: 17009
Dixie Subject: Re: coptic stitch books
Board: Logbook Logistics
Author: DixieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 9:07 AM
P-232F-189M-8645Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 17007 by Serenade
Maybe you could upload some pics of your handy work at the AQ Albums...then anyone can go see them...just announce that you have done so if you like the idea. :~)

I would definately check them out!

dixiekin
Msg: 17010
Subject: Re: sudoku!
Board: Games People Play
Author: SpringChickProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 9:48 AM
P-258F-597M-496Premium
Reply to: Msg 16995 by Mumma and Bunny Boy
Quote Another letterboxer has clues for a box set up in the form of a Logic Problem (SpringChick, I think).


Yup, a couple of them using logic puzzles:

Summer Vacation Mystery
The Case of the Missing Salmon

I have a new box waiting to be planted using Sudoku Puzzle as part of the clues, but will probably wait for the snow to disappear before putting it out.

Fun Stuff!

SpringChick
Msg: 17011
Subject: Re: sudoku!
Board: Games People Play
Author: SpringChickProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 9:50 AM
P-258F-597M-496Premium
Reply to: Msg 17010 by SpringChick
Quote Yup, a couple of them using logic puzzles:

Summer Vacation Mystery
The Case of the Missing Salmon


Oops, sorry, I didn't realize the html links wouldn't work in that message. The URL's are:

http://www.stampinthebox.com/clues/vacation.asp
http://www.stampinthebox.com/clues/salmon.asp

SpringChick
Msg: 17012
knitica Subject: Re: Thanks, California!
Board: State: California
Author: kniticaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 10:08 AM
P-9F-305M-49PremiumInactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 16990 by lisascenic
Quote Now, if I can just figure out a way to get to Buffalo to scoop up some of your letterboxes!


You should probably wait until fall when I will have more than two boxes hidden! Out here in the tundra there's not so much hiding that happens in winter, unless you're the intrepid Lock Wench.

knitica
Msg: 17013
Subject: Re: T-2 - Amazing Race
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Author: SpringChickProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 10:15 AM
P-258F-597M-496Premium
Reply to: Msg 16988 by Green Tortuga
Quote My favorites are the hippies, though. They are hilarious!


Yeh, I really liked the hippies too. I also like the mom and daughter team. Too early to actually choose a favorite yet though. Great start to the season, especially after the family season... man I hope they don't do that again.

SpringChick
(who has nothing against families, really)
Msg: 17014
Subject: Re: sudoku!
Board: Games People Play
Author: Team RandalstikProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 10:51 AM
P-15F-28M-7Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 16981 by neversaid
I have been trying to figure out a Sudoku letterbox myself.

Awesome if you do it first!

Team Randalstik
Msg: 17015
Subject: Set
Board: Games People Play
Author: KEMBProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 12:06 PM
P-6F-36M-291Inactive > 1 year
A fun and challenging game I like to play every day is Set!

http://setgame.com/set/index.html

It's won awards from MENSA and Games Magazine. You get an arrangement of 12 cards and you find sets of 3. All the rules are on the site. They also offer a daily puzzle. Have fun!
Msg: 17016
Subject: Re: coptic stitch books
Board: Logbook Logistics
Author: neversaidProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 12:29 PM
F-12M-14Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 17009 by Dixie
good advice ;)
i will post some tonight!
Msg: 17017
Subject: textiles & stamping
Board: Art Corner
Author: neversaidProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 12:30 PM
F-12M-14Inactive > 1 year
has anyone ever used stamping tecniques with printing fabric or quilting? i think i am going to try it - i am a textile design student and always looking for something new to play with.

i would love to see others work if anyone has tried!
Msg: 17018
Subject: Re: Set
Board: Games People Play
Author: CraftymouseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 12:43 PM
P-79F-851M-200Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 17015 by KEMB
That's my favorite game!!!!!!!!! Oh, I love it! I take it just about everywhere I go. Keeps all the kids in the family occupied during holiday get-togethers too. I made a SET letterbox for the last WNY gathering since the theme was "Just Playin' Around".

So few people have heard of this game. Perhaps I should start a SET contest at the next gathering I go to....hmmm.....

Craftymouse
Msg: 17019
ArchimedesScrew Subject: Re: Set
Board: Games People Play
Author: ArchimedesScrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 1:05 PM
P-157F-504M-1087Premium
Reply to: Msg 17015 by KEMB
My best SET time for the daily puzzle (first time only counts) is 19 seconds.

Welcome to my obsession.

I was just showing a class how to play today.
Msg: 17022
ArchimedesScrew Subject: Re: Set
Board: Games People Play
Author: ArchimedesScrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 1:27 PM
P-157F-504M-1087Premium
Reply to: Msg 17018 by Craftymouse
Quote Perhaps I should start a SET contest at the next gathering I go to....hmmm.....


I'm in!

Best. Game. Ever.
Msg: 17023
Subject: Re: textiles & stamping
Board: Art Corner
Author: dewberryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 1:42 PM
P-241F-975M-1452Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 17017 by neversaid
I have stamped train curtains for my sons' room. A simple, bold image works best, I think.

DB
Msg: 17024
Subject: Re: Set
Board: Games People Play
Author: dewberryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 1:44 PM
P-241F-975M-1452Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 17019 by ArchimedesScrew
We love Set too! It's fun & educational too.

Other family card games we love are Frog Juice & Scrambled States of America.

DB
Msg: 17025
ArchimedesScrew Subject: Re: T-2 - Amazing Race
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Author: ArchimedesScrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 1, 2006 1:51 PM
P-157F-504M-1087Premium
Reply to: Msg 17013 by SpringChick
Quote Am afraid I'm not going to like the Mississippi Marrieds--Lake & Michelle--but if he calms down it'll probably be fine.



Wow, you're a lot nicer about them then I was. Absolutely hate them with a passion. The way he speaks to his wife (or was that minion?) was despicable and the way she took it was disgusting. I can't wait until they're out.

I think the nerds are my favorites. They could so be letterboxers.

This is from Entertainment Weekly's recap:

Quote Fran and Barry As usual, they're the sweet, loving older couple who you want to root for but who make it very hard to do so. We know, we know: You're more experienced, you've traveled extensively, you'll surprise the young 'uns, and yet you never do, do you, my AARP friends? A half hour spent walking past a route marker and never seeing it? And even more time spent staring forlornly at a spark plug, willing it to say, ''Hi, Grandma! I go in the motor!'' After they miraculously scrambled to eighth place, Barry said that their forte is mental ability, but it let them down. Wow, that was their forte? What's their Achilles heel, breathing?


Mean, but funny. The rest is here:

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/commentary/0,6115,1168698_3_0_,00.html
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