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Msg: 54289
Celtic Quinn Subject: Too many? Never!
Board: Personal Travelers
Author: Celtic QuinnProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 12:20 AM
P-171F-1152M-1894Inactive > 1 year
One can never have too many PT's. :D

CQ
Msg: 54290
Subject: Re: The end draw near.....
Board: Writer's Workshop
Author: Alaska hsmProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 12:22 AM
P-131F-478M-1586
Reply to: Msg 54287 by Romana
Finished or got to 50,000. I am close to an ending, but already over 50,000. Now I just need 50,ooo more to get published.

Alaska HSM
Msg: 54291
wassamatta u Subject: 2006 NaNoWriMo Participant's PLB!
Board: Postals
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 12:33 AM
P-39F-281M-6952Premium
Hello, all you NaNoWriMos! I have created the 2006 NaNoWriMo Ring. This ring is for ANY 2006 NaNoWriMo participants (not just those who "won") - as long as you participated, and wrote SOMETHING in November, you're welcome! The PLBs will be something that relates to YOUR book. Also eligible are those who have written approximately 20,000 words or so during the month of November regarding thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

The one ADDITIONAL requirement for this ring is that you must share your work with us! Whether it be printed and included in your PLB, or a file on a CD in your PLB, or posted on the web somewhere we can access it... we want to read what you wrote!

This ring will start Jan 15, 2007... this gives us time to wrap up our works, and won't be right on the heels of the holidays.

Congratulations to all NaNoWriMos!!!!
-wassamatta_u

Any takers? Let me know!!
Msg: 54292
wassamatta u Subject: CrossPost - 2006 NaNoWriMo PLB Ring
Board: Writer's Workshop
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 12:35 AM
P-39F-281M-6952Premium
This is cross-posted from the Postal Letterboxes message board - I usually don;t like to cross post, but I wanted to make sure we didn't miss anybody for this.

Hello, all you NaNoWriMos! I have created the 2006 NaNoWriMo Ring. This ring is for ANY 2006 NaNoWriMo participants (not just those who "won") - as long as you participated, and wrote SOMETHING in November, you're welcome! The PLBs will be something that relates to YOUR book. Also eligible are those who have written approximately 20,000 words or so during the month of November regarding thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

The one ADDITIONAL requirement for this ring is that you must share your work with us! Whether it be printed and included in your PLB, or a file on a CD in your PLB, or posted on the web somewhere we can access it... we want to read what you wrote!

This ring will start Jan 15, 2007... this gives us time to wrap up our works, and won't be right on the heels of the holidays.

Congratulations to all NaNoWriMos!!!!
-wassamatta_u

Any takers? Let me know!!
Msg: 54293
Mama Cache Subject: Re: PT Boxes?
Board: Personal Travelers
Author: Mama CacheProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 12:50 AM
P-23F-108M-1771
Reply to: Msg 52114 by 4 little piggies
Definitely have logs for mine . . . they're part of my themes . . .

MC
Msg: 54294
Mama Cache Subject: Re: PT Boxes?
Board: Personal Travelers
Author: Mama CacheProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 1:00 AM
P-23F-108M-1771
Reply to: Msg 52113 by CathCainGwen
Here's an article with a great explanation . . .
http://www.letterboxing.info/articles/00000024.php

--Mama Cache
Msg: 54295
Blooming Flower Subject: Re: The end draw near.....
Board: Writer's Workshop
Author: Blooming FlowerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 1:02 AM
P-4F-65M-2266RIP
Reply to: Msg 54266 by Green Tortuga
Congrats to all who put in the effort. Whether you finished or not, at least you tried.

Janet, Blooming Flowers
Msg: 54296
Mama Cache Subject: Re: LA here I come
Board: State: Louisiana
Author: Mama CacheProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 1:12 AM
P-23F-108M-1771
Reply to: Msg 48734 by Tina Treason
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
We've got one more box to re-hunt, and then I think we will have checked for all of the BR area boxes at least once. To the best of our knowledge, there are only four of the original boxes left in BR.

Before you head this way, let us know, and we'll let you know the ones we think are missing.

Happy hunting --

Mama Cache
Msg: 54297
Subject: Re: Me and teens/kids
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Author: six starsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 3:03 AM
P-57F-329M-1247PremiumInactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 54275 by Green Tortuga
Quote Quote Now how do we flag this for Ryan to read and consider, seeing as, as far as I know, he does not have kids, so would not have any real reason to peruse this particular board??


A good point is made here. I was totally oblivious to this thread about having a teen board until someone brought it to my attention, and now there is one. *nodding*

I loved the ladybug story too. =)

-- Ryan


Wow he is so cool. Ane everywhere...
SS
Msg: 54298
Subject: Re: Moving sucks
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: six starsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 3:17 AM
P-57F-329M-1247PremiumInactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 54111 by Trekkie Gal
<qutoe>Quote Also consider hiring a moving company.


I fourth that.

TG

there is no other way otherwise your back will talk to about it for years.
I fifth that!
Six Stars
Msg: 54299
Blooming Flower Subject: Re: Thanksgiving Cooties
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Blooming FlowerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 3:56 AM
P-4F-65M-2266RIP
Reply to: Msg 54285 by Blooming Flower
By the way, the story about the cooties all over the house was hilarious. Thanks for sharing it.

Janet, Blooming Flowers
Msg: 54300
Subject: Re: No COOTIES
Board: State: New York
Author: Lock WenchProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 3:59 AM
P-391F-1125M-2956Premium
Reply to: Msg 54252 by Sprite and Highlander
Cooties were "invented" to keep the kids busy and happy at events. After all, children are too bright to sit around and burn daylight debating blue diamonds or PZ Cut versus the pink stuff. They are smart enough to shrug and just say "whatever."

It is because of this wisdom that I admire them so. And why I make so many kid friendly boxes and bring so many cooties to gatherings. I pass them off to CHILDREN and NEW PEOPLE who haven't experienced them yet, and people that I know are COOTIE MANIACS and people who have COOTIED ME TO DEATH IN THE PAST. I've carved almost 50 cooties, and using this formula, I have only had ONE person tell me that they don't want to bother with them, and I offered to take it back off his hands by sending him a self-addressed paid envelope to be rid of them. That's a pretty darn good ratio, in my book.

Of course, if one does not stay in the cootie-less zone, or wear something that does not say NO COOTIES PLEASE, or make their preference known, should not complain about children who are having fun nailing them with cooties. Frankly, once I told a certain sneaky cootie planter that I was done for the day, as I wanted to concentrate on getting some exchanges, he smiled and cheerfully said, "Ok!" It wasn't this huge deal or anything.

Therefore, I have decided that I will have stick-on badges at Desperately Seeking Sun. This way, anyone who nails someone wearing one of these will have to sit in the corner and miss some of the fun. I will set up a cootie-less zone so people can enjoy themselves away from the fervor of cootie-planting, and I will make a large bin available for anyone who gets inadvertently hit with a cootie they do not want, or think they can't replant at the end of the day. Drop it in the bin.....no questions asked. People who actually WANT to have a cootie can help themselves from this bin..no questions asked, as well. If you find some when you get home, contact me and I'll give you an address you can mail them to.

But the BEST thing to do is for parents to explain gently to children that there are cootie lovers...and cootie haters..and it's best to try to identify which a person is. I think it's easiest to be forward and upfront and just ask. "Do you play the cootie game?" If they say yes..just bide your time to slip one on them. If they say no, then control yourself and leave them alone.

And by the way, I will provide the NO COOTIES badges, but if you decide halfway through that you'd like to switch sides...no harm done. Just peel if off. If you decide you'd rather wear it as you're tired of being nailed, then you can put it back on, too.

That's as much as I can do, and I think that's more then most planners would agree to do. No complaints about cooties at SUN...as there are a lot of new people who want to play. And I will advertise this new policy all over the place. I think the "problem" at the CNY Mini Thanksgiving gathering was.....there was a wealth of new people at their first gathering, there was a high ratio of clever kids there, there were tons of cootie lovers, and there into our midst walked a non-cootie lover, but experienced boxer who had no idea what he was walking into when he showed up late. :)

LW PhD
Msg: 54301
Subject: Re: Our Newest Reporter on Letterboxing News.....
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Lock WenchProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:17 AM
P-391F-1125M-2956Premium
Reply to: Msg 54261 by Sprite and Highlander
Quote The (wants to get all inked up with that ever-so-popular kilt wearing guy, wink, wink) Sprite & the (wants to check out the winged girl's logbook,nudge, nudge) Highlander



Hmm....is this just a covert way of telling us you guys are "trying" again? :)

LW PhD
Msg: 54302
Bungalow Boxer Subject: Re: Cheating or Resourceful
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:34 AM
P-437F-10446M-2327Premium
Reply to: Msg 54207 by Lock Wench
PS "'I guess it depends on if you're in it for the "hunt" or the "kill. ' That is probably the best quote I have ever read describing the two main camps among letterboxers. Bravo."

So does that mean that letterboxers with a lot of finds are in for the kill? Being that I'm the person on atlasquest with the most logged finds, I don't feel as though I'm in for the kill. Maybe that's how people see me, but I've been boxing for over four years. I'm single, have lots of letterboxing friends, and live in a target rich environment. Does that make me a "killer" letterboxer? However, I'm sure that everyone here could name the only letterboxer in for the kill......

Music Woman
Msg: 54303
kitten without mittens Subject: Re: Longer Hike?
Board: State: New York
Author: kitten without mittensProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:52 AM
P-82F-205M-465Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 54182 by chadams
yes yes please. we like long hikes.
the very first lbing i did was a slight hike with two non-lbers who love hiking, tehy throughly enjoyed it and would love to do it again. fl and myself also just went out to get cq's ctrl-alt-dlt boxes, quite a hike, we got lost on our way out (which made it more so- but we saw deer!)
in the end we loved it and were only complaining about how one of the boxes we had to take home because it was so wet (now in cq's possession)

so yes-please plant

phoenix-we'll give you a run for your money to be the first finders :)

kwm
Msg: 54304
BigRedOne Subject: First Letterbox
Board: Country: Iraq
Author: BigRedOneProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:52 AM
P-2F-20M-905Inactive > 3 months
HAHAHAHA...With help of friends...I have finally placed the first letterbox in Iraq...and I will give credit where credit is due...all I need now is the persona's of the carver and sender...heck I can only remember my name because it is on my uniform...BR1
Msg: 54305
Subject: Re: Gps Which one should I buy?
Board: Geocaching and Other Stashing Games
Author: MoonBunnyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:53 AM
P-31F-312M-525Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 54238 by Lone R
I don't do much geocaching, but I can offer my opinion on using the GPS for driving...

We have a Garmin GPS V that I absolutely love in the car. You can also search for stuff like the nearest wal-mart, etc. which has been a real time-saver for us on road trips to new places. It has served us well and saved us from being completely lost a time or two. (Of course, just because you have a blip on the GPS doesn't mean the road is also visible on the GPS... )

We upgraded recently to a new model from garmin, a gps 60 I think? It has lots of bells and whistles, and it may be great for geocaching, but I don't know since I don't do much caching. But I really find myself pretty annoyed with it in the car most of the time. When you plug in an address it doesn't necessarily show you the shortest or most sensible driving route as the V did. And usually by the time it plays the little audible signal to turn, you are already supposed to be across three lanes of traffic to turn RIGHT NOW.

My mostly OT $.02...

MB
Msg: 54306
kitten without mittens Subject: Boxing Rainout Mini-Meet (was Re: Longer Hike?)
Board: State: New York
Author: kitten without mittensProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:54 AM
P-82F-205M-465Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 54254 by Sprite and Highlander
Quote Oh, and as for the 24 box series, I like the idea...I'm more likely to do a long series if I know there'll be gratification in parts. I can't do long hikes for only one box. My mind and body go on strike. The Highlander was a postal worker for a while, so he can walk a much farther distance, but he has to have frequent sanity breaks, or he starts threatening wildlife with AK-47s and such...kind of embarrassing!

ha ha hide wild-life hide!

Quote Hey! No socializing at my gathering! LOL Don't forget your boxes, folks! There's an HH hostel waiting for some new blood!

hey i have been waiting to give hh and hopefully you will enjoy it.....but i like to meet people, socializing with lbers= good, socializing with muggles= gggaaaaaa run away!!!!
:)
kitten without mittens
Msg: 54307
Subject: Re: Cheating or Resourceful
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Lock WenchProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:54 AM
P-391F-1125M-2956Premium
Reply to: Msg 54302 by Bungalow Boxer
Quote So does that mean that letterboxers with a lot of finds are in for the kill?



No no no.. You are reading too much into it. Or maybe you have a sensitive spot because someone has misunderstood your motivation in the past. Or maybe they're just jealous. *shrug*

Think about the boxers you have met. Can't you see some of them who are really competitive about it and in a rush rush rush to get as many as possible..and don't really care about the history or other research the planter did, or could care less about the view? Or do you know some boxers who are really about the whole experience and enjoy the hunt? Of course you do. And I suspect you are in the second camp, judging by your reaction, but I wouldn' t know for sure because I have never boxed with you.

Quote However, I'm sure that everyone here could name the only letterboxer in for the kill......


I will give you the benefit of the doubt and not suspect you were actually TRYING to make a snarky personal attack about someone here.

LW PhD
Msg: 54308
Subject: Re: Line Rider
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Author: LUNA crewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:55 AM
P-44F-216M-264Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 51756 by 3Bears
my first attempt wasn't so great.....a complete crash and burn at the first bump.
my second time was better, I made it all the way down.
it was a blast.....can't wait to show the kiddies :)
thanks

LUNA crew
Msg: 54309
kitten without mittens Subject: Re: Ways to Tell if You're a Letterboxer
Board: Funny Pages
Author: kitten without mittensProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 4:58 AM
P-82F-205M-465Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 54257 by Sprite and Highlander
Quote The (filing her nails and supervising is hard WORK!) Sprite & the (ready to replace the snowbound boxes with the Sprite this winter) Highlander

ha ha, wait, no!
no sprite gives me tinkerbell stamp-not allowed. (you let me stamp, no i am on your side forever :)

but then again, you know your a letterboxer when you say you just want stamps for christmas (and forget the food too)

kwm
Msg: 54310
Subject: Re: christmas erasers
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: six starsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 5:00 AM
P-57F-329M-1247PremiumInactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 54286 by Black Widow
Quote I'm buying several to carve up!


In our dollar store they sell a package of 6 half-dollar size irregularly shaped (tinkerbell!) erasers in the home/school/office section. These carve great! they are an odd shape, but I am sure everyone can think of an image that would work in the space! LOL they work and at only six for $1!
SS
Msg: 54313
Sky Blue Dragon Subject: Re: First Letterbox
Board: Country: Iraq
Author: Sky Blue DragonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 5:16 AM
P-15F-107M-312Premium
Reply to: Msg 54304 by BigRedOne
HAHAHAHA...With help of friends...I have finally placed the first letterbox in Iraq...and I will give credit where credit is due...all I need now is the persona's of the carver and sender...heck I can only remember my name because it is on my uniform...BR1


Congrats on the first box in Iraq!
Msg: 54314
Dixie Subject: Re: GEOCACHER CULPRIT - HOUSTON TOAD...DEEP BREATH
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Author: DixieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 5:20 AM
P-232F-189M-8645Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 54273 by rozebud
Quote "Neither trash, nor geocache!"
I need another line or two to make this an official poem...

depends on how you pronounce it I guess...I have heard it as cash and as cash-shay.
so if it's cash-shay

"Neither trash, nor geocache.
Please rehide well, I say"

or

"Neither trash, nor geocache.
Please rehide well, this fine day"

or

"Neither trash, nor geocache.
can keep letterboxers away"

if it pronounced as cash...

"Neither trash, nor geocache.
Rehide well or we get brash"

or

"Neither garbage, nor geocache.
Do not toss in the trash"

dixie
Msg: 54315
Subject: Re: Homage stamps
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: IshProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 5:37 AM
P-19F-221M-499Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 54218 by Webfoot
Carving with a sharpened spoon..hrm...
Msg: 54317
Subject: Re: GEOCACHER CULPRIT - HOUSTON TOAD...DEEP BREATH
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Author: IshProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 5:59 AM
P-19F-221M-499Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 54314 by Dixie
'tain't trash
'tain't geocache
Please be careful and rehide our stash!
Msg: 54318
knit wit Subject: Re: First Letterbox
Board: Country: Iraq
Author: knit witProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 5:59 AM
P-70F-651M-9583Premium
Reply to: Msg 54304 by BigRedOne
An extreme letterbox, no less! Gee, wonder how it got that designation? ;-)

Take care, BR1.

Knit Wit
Msg: 54319
Subject: Re: First Letterbox
Board: Country: Iraq
Author: Dilton MartianProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 6:01 AM
P-2F-73M-407
Reply to: Msg 54304 by BigRedOne
Quote I have finally placed the first letterbox in Iraq...


I hope you won't mind if I put that box low on my list of priorities ;-)

DM
Msg: 54320
Subject: Re: Homage stamps
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: six starsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 6:01 AM
P-57F-329M-1247PremiumInactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 54315 by Ish
You know you are a letterboxer when you ask for carving tools to be smuggled into the jail for carving stamps and not escaping...all that peace and quiet help the creative juices to flow!
SS- who is searching the web for more material to "copy" and self-incriminate by putting it in a box that is out there for all to find **just not posting the image on the web**!
Msg: 54321
Subject: Re: First Letterbox
Board: Country: Iraq
Author: Dilton MartianProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 1, 2006 6:02 AM
P-2F-73M-407
Reply to: Msg 54319 by Dilton Martian
Should have added my congratulations on the plant. Sorry

DM
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