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Msg: 181873
Mtn Wizard Subject: Re: Carving Material
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: Mtn WizardProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 1:02 AM
P-49F-138M-229Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 181817 by McBoxer
I also prefer MasterCarve. I like that it is 3/4" thick so don't necessarily have to glue it to a wood backing. Mtn. Wizard
Msg: 181874
Subject: Re: Winter Storm Warning!!!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: Familyof6ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 1:50 AM
P-78F-493M-373
Reply to: Msg 181792 by The hicks from the sticks
Not a ton of snow yet. Drivable conditions as we speak. Just an FYI on hotels just in case. Between Lansing and GR there are two right along the highway. Portland has a Best Western and the Ionia M-66 exit has a Super Motel 8. From M-66 exit, it's about 20 more minutes to GR and 28th St. There are lots here and it's about 15 minutes to downtown. In addition, there are several downtown, but, the Days Inn is right across the street. I would check back for cancellations there.

familyof6
Msg: 181875
snapdragon Subject: Re: work in progress...
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: snapdragonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 2:26 AM
P-74F-1275M-1361Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 181872 by shiloh
the words to the song from the Wizard of Oz .....



I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain
Msg: 181876
Subject: Re: Road Clean-Up
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: resQlouProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 2:48 AM
P-51F-713M-2874RIP
Reply to: Msg 181746 by theseekers1108
Quote I'm horrified .... AND think you're a pompous behind, but using Frank's name has nothing to do with it.
hahahaha


daggommit . . . . *wiping coffee of the monitor*

~Lou
Msg: 181877
theseekers1108 Subject: Re: Road Clean-Up
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: theseekers1108ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 2:56 AM
P-501F-1491M-7481Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 181876 by resQlou
LOLLOL** SHE didn't reply Lou..........
should I worry ???
Msg: 181878
Subject: Re: "X" is moving!
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: resQlouProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 2:57 AM
P-51F-713M-2874RIP
Reply to: Msg 181725 by X Marks The Spot
I really wish I had taken the time to meet "X" since he is now leaving the Carolinas. He was right here in Greenville recently, I just couldn't make it work.

I guess it will always be that way with letterboxing:

if you don't go for it when you know it's there
it may not be there when you have the time.

~resQlou
Msg: 181879
Subject: Re: Nobody for President!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Lock WenchProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 3:05 AM
P-391F-1125M-2956Premium
Reply to: Msg 181862 by Blooming Flower
Oh we've been throwing it down on the Event and New York Boards. Candidates declared, and someone asked me if I would host a debate, but I said only if I could be the moderator! LOL So we are having a mock election, to coincide with the November elections, and kicking off the first debate at Desperately Seeking Sun, THE winter event here in the Northeast. We decided 10 nominations received by me in my AQ mail would be enough for a candidate to "run"...and the platforms I've received are hilarious! All in fun, of course!

Anyone who has 10 nominations is an "official" candidate and any official candidates that show up at SUN are allowed to participate in this debate. It's our hope that other events around the country will host their own debates and put up candidates as well. Heck, we've got a couple of people not debating and just running a write-in campaign!

We hope to have Ryan host our Voting Booth when he returns, so that come November, we can all vote.

As for nominations in the Northeast so far...we have Dave from Team New Hampshire, Solar Flair ( a child who was nominated by proud parents and friends) , Cyclonic ( a conservative candidate if there ever was one) and Mainekokopellian. Intent to run has been also received by a couple of candidates, but they need a few more nominations before they are in.

Check it all out on the Event and/or New York boards...or check the fierce campaigning on the Maine board!

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Msg: 181880
Subject: Re: Road Clean-Up
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: resQlouProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 3:06 AM
P-51F-713M-2874RIP
Reply to: Msg 181877 by theseekers1108
nah, Frank probably lets her sleep in . . . .
mot like my boys, whose bladders are better than any alarm clock!

~resQlou
Msg: 181881
Bungalow Boxer Subject: Re: Lock 'n' Locks at Costco
Board: Tools of the Trade
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 3:12 AM
P-437F-10446M-2327Premium
Reply to: Msg 181672 by sojourner
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
OOHHHHH.... I will be at the Costco in Enfield, CT today. (Only one consolation since I still have to go to school today!) Maybe I can get some there!!!!

Music Woman
Msg: 181882
Blooming Flower Subject: Re: work in progress...
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Blooming FlowerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 3:28 AM
P-4F-65M-2266RIP
Reply to: Msg 181875 by snapdragon
Quote I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain



Oh man, now I'm going to be singing that song when I go to my dr. appt this morning. I can't even blame HopeAB, I can only blame myself.

I was trying to use the "My Favorite Things" tune. Yeah, that didn't work out so well.

Y'all have a great weekend (unless you've made other plans) and I'll type to you Sunday evening.

Janet, Blooming Flowers
Msg: 181883
Subject: Re: Urban WInter Boxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Lock WenchProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 3:36 AM
P-391F-1125M-2956Premium
Reply to: Msg 181819 by McBoxer
Oh we are crazy , alright..and we bring our boxes indoors or in cars or near heat vents to stamp in. We carry hand warmer packets near our ink, wear fingerless gloves under mittens to help with the stamping in, make fake foot steps to several places to confuse latecomers, etc etc.

Here is how I deal with urban boxing in general, from a previous post of mine....

I have a foolproof method for getting rid of people near an urban box..but you have to be fearless and willing to embarrass yourself a little. I call it my as yet unpatented "Obnoxious Cell Phone User Method," developed through extensive field work. It works like this: Go directly to your urban target with any cell phone and pretend to answer it ( you had it set on "vibrate", right?). Begin a loud and obnoxious conversation. My favorites from my own experiences listening to others are :

1) Hi!!!.......What?... Wait, I can't hear you! Where are you calling from?.....I SAID I CAN'T HEAR YOU!....Turn off the radio. No! the RAY DEE O!.....I SAID TURN OFF THE R-A-D-I-O!!!...WHAT?...NO, NOW YOU'RE BREAKING UP!!...I SAID YOU'RE BREAKING UP!!..YES! OK, I CAN HEAR YOU NOW!...WHAT?!?......Wait a sec...(moving slightly) CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?...I said....CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?...WHAT?!?...Oh..OK....I'll WAIT..... and etc etc

2) Hello? OH MY GOD! *squealing* How ARE you?!? Ohmygod, I can't believe it's YOU! I have SOOOOO much to tell you, girl! ...Yes!yes!yes!..EVERY WORD. I swear to God,it's all true!...What?.. No, no..not like that. NO! She got it wrong...here's how it went down...Todd told Katie that Marcus wanted to get with her, but she like, hates Marcus's guts cuz he hit on her sister first but then like, pretended he didn't....so she told Todd to tell Marcus to get lost, but then like, she felt bad about it later cuz, you know, Marcus IS pretty hot, so like, she called Todd back and then she goes "What's up?" All innocent you know? But then Todd's thinkin' ..."What's she callin me for?" and he thinks like, Katie must be into HIM, so...he gets all up on her, and he goes..."Hey, baby..why don't you come over and hang out for awhile?" so Katie thinks Todd wants to tell her more about Marcus, so she like goes over there, right?...What?..Yeah yeah..I know!... I KNOW!!! So she still goes over there, right? And then like Todd is all over her and she ...what? Oh god I KNOW! He is SUCH a dog.... etc etc

or my alltime favorite...the "OOZING story"

Hello? Oh, thanks for calling me back. No, no..it's still there...........Well, I first noticed it yesterday morning...it was just a little red and inflamed. What? No..not too much pain...just kind of itchy, ya know?......Yeah, so then I kind of scratched at it on and off all day. No! ( laughing) Well, not in PUBLIC! *looking around and lowering voice a little* Well, I TRY not to... but I can't help it! It was itchin!......Uh huh....Ok, so then like last night when I was going to bed I looked at it and it had gotten huge!... Yup! And it's kinda crusty around the edges but the inside is all kinda sticky and yellow and oozy. Yup...this gross yellowish stuff...yup! And all night I couldn't sleep cuz it was oozy and itchy and everything..it was driving me nuts!.....*scratching general groin area* ...Yep.. Well this morning I have a bunch of 'em. .....Yeah! They're all over the place!....No, but they're driving me nuts!.....*scratching more now*..I couldn't go to work like this! YES YES...I'm washing but I can't help it! *looking around guiltily and scratching more, then wiping hands on shirt* No.. No...just tell me what to do!.... etc etc

I am sure you can think of your own, but in my own experience, people clear out pretty fast with any of these. Hope it helps.


LW PhD
Nice Counts"
Msg: 181884
the pink dragon Subject: Re: for those who enjoyed my 'Furry as in Freedom' series
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: the pink dragonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 3:45 AM
P-207F-5193M-1842Premium
Reply to: Msg 181809 by 1101010
well that just stinks :(
Msg: 181885
Subject: Re: Urban WInter Boxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: resQlouProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 3:47 AM
P-51F-713M-2874RIP
Reply to: Msg 181883 by Lock Wench
OMG, LOL
reminds me of the time . . . . this is true now . . . . my first child was breech and big so a C-section was scheduled. A week before the scheduled date my water broke. I was in a grocery store. I went into the bathroom and called my OBGYN. They asked me what color the fluid was and as I describe "it is kinda thick, like snot, and it's got some pink and black in it" someone had come into the ladies room and went RIGHT back out again.

~resQlou

(for those of you who don't know, describing the color of the fluid is very important. if there is any dark green or black in it then it means that the baby had a bowel movement and it is important to get the baby out hopefully before it inhales any of the waste into it's lungs)
Msg: 181887
Mtn Wizard Subject: Hyperlinks in Excel
Board: Computers, iPods, and Other Electronics
Author: Mtn WizardProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 3:59 AM
P-49F-138M-229Inactive > 1 year
I was customizing a letterboxing spreadsheet I have by adding hyperlinks. Everything went fine uitil I wanted to choose just 1 word in a cell instead of the whole cell. How do you hyperlink just 1 word in a cell in an Excel spread sheet? I searched the help area in Excel and couldn't find anything explaining how to do this. Mtn. Wizard
Msg: 181888
The Little Foxes Subject: Re: Laminate LTCs?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Author: The Little FoxesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:00 AM
P-169F-987M-4167Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 181837 by Kizmet
Quote I love Mod Podge! I use it to coat some of my logbooks for my letterboxes. Very cool stuff!


I do too!!!! What's even cooler is that they have a matte finish, and an outdoor version (probably not necessary for LTCs... ;-)) - and probably some others - but those three are my staples!!

Mama Fox
Msg: 181889
Subject: Re: Urban WInter Boxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Familyof6ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:03 AM
P-78F-493M-373
Reply to: Msg 181883 by Lock Wench
LOL LOL LOL LOL. I'm busting a gut with this one!
Msg: 181890
The Little Foxes Subject: Re: Anyone had trouble with ruined envelopes?
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Author: The Little FoxesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:11 AM
P-169F-987M-4167Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 181588 by Inky Jedi
I'm glad to know this about ruined envelopes, and cardboard. I love using cut up cereal boxes for the recycling "good karma" - but not if the envelopes are torn, and the card ends up landing on the floor of some PO facility, being stepped on (a thought that makes me depressed...... ;-)). So I will go to index cards, and make a clever stamp to put on them, a la SHH and others! And the cut up cereal boxes just became "glue" stations. When they get too gluey, they can go in the wood burning stove ;-))

If anyone has lost cards I sent because of a torn envelope, please let me know!!

Re: glitter on cards - being a preschool teacher, I LOVE glitter, I get PAID to glitter - lol!! But I've never put it on my cards. However, I did happen upon a neat product at ACMoore - glitter glue in the kids craft section. It comes in different colors, though it is fairly translucent. I used some on some fairy wings (Garden Fairy, for those that received it) and it's sparkly, and (as far as I know) doesn't shed. THe glitter is very fine and (naturally), mixed with the glue. Just a thought for fellow glitter lovers!

Quote I can't believe how many cards I have in my collection now... I'm gonna have to buy another notebook soon!

~SHH :-)


We must have been thinking this at the same time!!! I recently moved my collection to a "nice" larger notebook, and it's already almost full - woo hoo!! And I have one swap in the mail back to me, and 3 more poised to send back - it's gonna be a great mail week pretty soon!!!

Loving these LTCs - especially on days like today when it's pouring cold rain outside..... :-P

Mama Fox
Msg: 181891
Teacup Subject: Box of the Month - Just Passing Through
Board: State: Maine
Author: TeacupProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:33 AM
P-546F-7267M-2275Premium
This months guest has not yet arrived for placement. I will post here when it is available. Weather is improving (okay, so not today maybe) so let's get out there and visit some boxes.
Msg: 181892
Cabin Clan Subject: Re: What do you use
Board: Logbook Logistics
Author: Cabin ClanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:36 AM
P-16F-240M-125
Reply to: Msg 180926 by System
I like to use the sketch books with the wire binding so that I can keep it open all the way.

For kids, I found that the 3 x 5 wire bound cards from Wal-Mart were a good purchase at about $1. It allowed a spot for my kids to stamp on a blank area and then have the lined card to write about the stamp. (FYI - the neon colored cards have too much color and don't accept ink very well.) Some of the covers of these are really pretty. They're also quite small and easy for kids to use.

Cabin Clan
Msg: 181893
turtlelove Subject: Re: for those who enjoyed my 'Furry as in Freedom' series
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: turtleloveProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:37 AM
P-344F-4351M-3252Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 181809 by 1101010
When I heard that the woods would be thinned and you would be removing Furry as in Freedom, my 2 boys and I went out there to get those boxes. They were terrific and we loved the trails. I was able to turn a simple hike and letterboxing into something so much more (learning experience) because of the history that is in and about the area...old farmers home, old crop fields, etc. It was an amazing day and we had such fun.

Too bad there are such nasty people out there that do such acts in public!! "Get a room" is what I say...

Please think about replanting elsewhere for those that didn't get to find the series before, they are terrific carves (even though I had to have my husband explain some images to me ;o)). Hey...what about Hagen Stone?? Plenty of planting op's.

Turtlelove
Msg: 181894
Cabin Clan Subject: Logbooks for kids
Board: Logbook Logistics
Author: Cabin ClanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:38 AM
P-16F-240M-125
I just posted a reply about what to use for logbooks but thought I'd share what I used for my kids and their logbooks as they can get quite expensive.

For kids, I found that the 3 x 5 wire bound cards from Wal-Mart were a good purchase at about $1. It allowed a spot for my kids to stamp on a blank area and then have the lined card to write about the stamp. (FYI - the neon colored cards have too much color and don't accept ink very well.) Some of the covers of these are really pretty. They're also quite small and easy for kids to use.

Cabin Clan
Msg: 181895
Subject: Re: LOST
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:40 AM
P-46F-235M-1851
Reply to: Msg 181813 by Wild Dreams
even though it will only be for eight episodes

So since it was originally supposed to be 16 new episodes in a row for the next 3 years, does this mean they are going to start next season earlier with episode number 9 from this year? SO maybe next year has 25 episodes instead of 16? Or will they push it out one more half season?

Oh please let this strike be over soon!
Msg: 181896
Cabin Clan Subject: Re: Survey
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Cabin ClanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:44 AM
P-16F-240M-125
Reply to: Msg 181834 by Suzy Lou
Definitely history! My 2 teachers were the MOST boring teachers and just expected rote memorization. Now that I'm homeschooling (15 yrs. now) I love learning all that I missed and experiencing it with my kids.

(Gym was one of my favorites, probably because I had my mom for 8 yrs as a teacher (small K - 12 school) and I went into PE/Science/Math as a teacher, too. Too bad your teachers didn't teach about the rules of the game and have a sense of humor! Understanding the game/sport is so much more important that being able to do it, unless you are competing in it.)

Cabin Clan
Msg: 181897
knit wit Subject: Re: "X" is moving!
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: knit witProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:53 AM
P-70F-651M-9583Premium
Reply to: Msg 181878 by resQlou
You'll still have a chance if you can make it to BABE in April! I sure wish I could go to Live and Breathe but it's out of my price range at the moment...

Knit Wit
Msg: 181898
Subject: Re: Hyperlinks in Excel
Board: Computers, iPods, and Other Electronics
Author: EidolonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 5:02 AM
P-233F-5931M-4588Premium
Reply to: Msg 181887 by Mtn Wizard
Quote I searched the help area in Excel and couldn't find anything explaining how to do this.


To my knowledge, this simply isn't possible which is why you can find nothing on it. The coding within excel works on a cell level, not a text level, meaning that if you want a hyperlink, the first thing it needs is "A5" or whatever.
Msg: 181899
1101010 Subject: Re: for those who enjoyed my 'Furry as in Freedom' series
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: 1101010ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 5:07 AM
P-32F-290M-286Premium
Reply to: Msg 181893 by turtlelove
Quote Please think about replanting elsewhere for those that didn't get to find the series before, they are terrific carves (even though I had to have my husband explain some images to me ;o)). Hey...what about Hagen Stone?? Plenty of planting op's.


I don't have any lack of places to plant. It's time to get out there and do it that has been the rare commodity of late. Of course on these particular boxes, i first need to find the proper kind of index card binders so i can restock the logbooks.
Msg: 181900
Wildcats Subject: Re: who is in the coffin (Lost)
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Author: WildcatsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 5:10 AM
P-48F-4443M-375Premium
Reply to: Msg 181867 by snapdragon
at first i thought it was michael in coffin, then maybe kates mom,on the hopes he would see kate but then he has kates phone # .Thje big bet is it is ben but still going back to michael.The oceanic 6 got me . I still have doupts who came back . Is charlie realy dead?

If you go to itunes ,please do not spoil it for others !
PUT A WARNING IN YOUR HEADER PLEASE !

alice/wildcats
Msg: 181901
Subject: Re: Survey
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: frogkissesProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 5:11 AM
P-19F-208M-112Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 181834 by Suzy Lou
My least favorite history. The only part of History that I enjoyed was the 6 weeks we learned the History of Rock n Roll. Now that class I would retake over and over again.
Msg: 181902
Mtn Wizard Subject: Re: Hyperlinks in Excel
Board: Computers, iPods, and Other Electronics
Author: Mtn WizardProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 5:23 AM
P-49F-138M-229Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 181898 by Eidolon
I was wondering if that was going to be the case. The whole cell or nothing at all. Thanks! Mtn. Wizard
Msg: 181903
the pink dragon Subject: 3rd annual triangle mini gatherin?
Board: Event News and Planning
Author: the pink dragonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 1, 2008 5:25 AM
P-207F-5193M-1842Premium
i've gotten some questions as to whether i'm havin this again this year. yes i'd like to. not sure of the time, some time in the summer, but i'm thinkin of shiftin it to wilson co. to my knowledge that co. only has 1 box that i just planted & lots of nice places. i am goin to investigate soon. would everyone be willin to come that far? i'd open my house for anyone who wanted to sleepover inside or out :)
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