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Msg: 96159
The Yorkshire Tortoise Subject: Re: Gnomes
Board: Garden Gnomes
Author: The Yorkshire TortoiseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 12:15 AM
P-118F-300M-1693Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 96152 by Don and Gwen
Quote So you like gnomes?


Oh I love it, a gnome clue I should have known there would be in America :-)

YT
Msg: 96160
Green Tortuga Subject: WhatPulse Stats
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 12:19 AM
P-257F-1761M-20817Premium
So there I was, checking out the What Pulse numbers and....

....did you know Team New Hampshire lives in Afghanistan?! I had NO idea! Where are all the boxes in Afghanistan?!

-- Ryan
Msg: 96161
The Yorkshire Tortoise Subject: Re: Cambridge, England
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Author: The Yorkshire TortoiseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 12:23 AM
P-118F-300M-1693Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 96068 by Travel'n Turtle
Quote I read in your clues that those trig things are small concrete markers, that one in the picture looks like a building.


lol. They are about waist height. It is amazing because you find them on all the highest land in the area and in the most remote and inaccessible spots as well as just sat in fields.

YT
Msg: 96162
The Yorkshire Tortoise Subject: Re: What do you think the percentage is of men that letterbo
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: The Yorkshire TortoiseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 12:34 AM
P-118F-300M-1693Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 96080 by Mr Yuk
Quote I have enough trouble figuring out folks' sexes by their trail name. I have called many a female male, and vice-versa.


I know, I've said it before and I will say it again.

I am not a Turtle, I AM A TORTOISE!

YT
Msg: 96163
Green Tortuga Subject: Building a Project
Board: Funny Pages
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 12:37 AM
P-257F-1761M-20817Premium
Msg: 96164
shiloh Subject: Re: HP Theme Park
Board: Reading Room
Author: shilohProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 12:56 AM
P-27F-166M-6998
Reply to: Msg 96126 by Gryffindors
I heard bout it too. I also heard that there is going to be some Spongebob parks.

Shiloh
Msg: 96165
shiloh Subject: Re: What do you think the percentage is of men that letterbox?
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: shilohProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 1:16 AM
P-27F-166M-6998
Reply to: Msg 96146 by Big Ox and the Herd
I never worry about getting in touch with my feminine side when I go to Hobby Lobby...if someone wants to make something of it, they usually change their mind when they see the Colt .45 (stainless, Combat Commander, cocked and locked, with my badge on my belt right next to it) on my hip.


I just had a vision of you standing in the scrapbooking isle trying to decide which paper to get for a log book. :)

Shiloh *I have the officers model*
Msg: 96166
Subject: Re: Cambridge, England
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Author: Dilton MartianProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 1:22 AM
P-2F-73M-407
Reply to: Msg 96161 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
As a former land surveyor I can tell you a lot about trig. points. But (thankfully you might say) I will try to summarise in a few sentences. They are the corners of a series of hundreds of triangles which cover the whole of the country, hence the name triangulation points. Surveyors measured the angles between points to a very high degree of accuracy (fractions of a second of arc) and also the length of a couple of sides at opposite ends of the country. Then by using good old-fashioned trigonometry they calculated the position of each pillar. The pillars were then used as the basis for mapping the surrounding areas.

To get good, long-range lines of sight trig. points are located on hill tops and in open country. On the top is three-legged mounting plate, known as a spider plate, that a surveyor can mount a theodilite on. On one side of the pillar is a benchmark plate for vertical control.

Of course the introduction of satellite positioning, electronic surveying instruments and aerial photography has largely rendered the old techniques obsolete, but the pillars remain as very useful to hikers, letterboxers etc.

DM
Msg: 96167
shiloh Subject: Re: Vegetarian Roll Call
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: shilohProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 1:46 AM
P-27F-166M-6998
Reply to: Msg 95890 by Webfoot
we ate sandwiches made of limberger cheese and red onions on rye bread. Yummmmmm! Of course, unless you were eating them, you didn't want to be anywhere near the gathering!! My Dad made cow tongue on a regular basis. I thought it was normal.


I bought some Limberger.....once. To me it tastes just like it smells....can't eat it. Tongue on the other hand....as we say in the south...thems good eatin'

Shiloh
Msg: 96168
HG's Crew Subject: Happy Birthday!
Board: Postals
Author: HG's CrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 3:21 AM
P-61F-499M-1035
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy BIrthday to you.
Happy Birthday dear Kathleen
(AKA MFF)
Happy Birthday to you!!!

Live it up girl, it's your day!

-HG
Msg: 96169
Larva Lady-ZZ Subject: Re: Quilt blocks
Board: Knitters and the Fiber Arts
Author: Larva Lady-ZZProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 3:57 AM
P-47F-181M-455
Reply to: Msg 95910 by knit wit
Could you make a drunk mariner? THAT would be a real challenge. Curve the big ones make the smaller parts straight. Winding paths....

Larva Lady/ZZ
Msg: 96171
Subject: Re: Building a Project
Board: Funny Pages
Author: Jenkins on a JourneyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 4:12 AM
P-2F-42M-118
Reply to: Msg 96163 by Green Tortuga
I like that. =)
Msg: 96172
J Walkers Subject: Re: Daily Required VLBs
Board: Virtuals
Author: J WalkersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 4:14 AM
P-262F-1310M-2041Premium
Reply to: Msg 96128 by IrishRef
I'm glad you enjoy them. The reason we do one a day is to satisfy our two boys, Encyclopedia Boy and Lightning Bolt. They would do them all day, but we limit them to one each day. They will continue for a while, until we run out of Beanies and Rangers (may take forever!)

C
Msg: 96173
oread Subject: Re: What do you do for a living?
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: oreadProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 4:32 AM
P-44F-792M-1616Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 96124 by The Wolf Family
And I'm still left wondering what it is!!

I'm a Contract Manager for a huge company (I deal with building Wind Mills)
Msg: 96174
oread Subject: Re: Quilt blocks
Board: Knitters and the Fiber Arts
Author: oreadProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 4:35 AM
P-44F-792M-1616Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 96169 by Larva Lady-ZZ
Could you make a drunk mariner?

A very large barrel of rum should do the trick
Msg: 96175
Padfoot Treehuggers Subject: Stony Brook State Park
Board: State: New York
Author: Padfoot TreehuggersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 4:40 AM
P-23F-178M-197Inactive > 1 year
Hello fellow New Yorkers, I don't know if anyone can help on such short notice, but I am asking anyway. Our family is going camping this weekend to Stony Brook State Park near Dansville, NY. Does anyone know of any letterboxes in the area? I did a search for Dansville and for Stony Brook State Park, but no luck. I am sure we will have a great time either way, but I'd hate to miss any boxes in the park.

Thanks,
Padfoot Treehuggers :)
Msg: 96176
Woodsong Subject: Re: Stony Brook State Park
Board: State: New York
Author: WoodsongProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 4:51 AM
F-141M-506
Reply to: Msg 96175 by Padfoot Treehuggers
Quote Does anyone know of any letterboxes in the area? I did a search for Dansville and for Stony Brook State Park, but no luck.


If anyone knows of any, could you please post them to the board, I love Stoney Brook and we usually ride the bike down there a couple of times each summer. Thanks! :^)

Woodsong
Msg: 96177
Singing Wolf Subject: Re: Bozeman!
Board: State: Montana
Author: Singing WolfProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 4:56 AM
P-18F-216M-155
Reply to: Msg 95903 by gollygee
How cool to finally see some traffic on the Montana board! :)

My parents also live in Montana, about an hour south of Missoula. Missoula has a fair number of boxes, if you can get out that way. Sadly, I will miss you, I'm not heading out that way until the end of July. There's a gathering in Idaho in July, which should be fun.

Some new ones have been planted recently in Ravalli County by Wind Wolf, but I'm not sure about the Bozeman area. If you ge to Hamilton, I recommend the Blodgett Canyon Overlook Trail boxes (a nice hike as well as nice boxes), and Chocolate Moose, which is just cute. :)

Have fun!

Singing Wolf
Msg: 96178
oread Subject: Re: What do you think the percentage is of men that letterbox?
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: oreadProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:03 AM
P-44F-792M-1616Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 96131 by speedsquare
Are you looking for unattached letterboxing ladies?

I could use a list for a friend!

As for my trail name you might have to look at my profile to tell. But after that there is no doubt I'm all Female and love it. I also jump off cliffs, camp where there are no restrooms and will backpack until I drop. I have no fear of getting dirty!
Msg: 96179
Amyrica Subject: Re: HP Theme Park
Board: Reading Room
Author: AmyricaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:11 AM
P-20F-781M-1746Premium
Reply to: Msg 96126 by Gryffindors
Wouldn't it be awesome to find a letterbox in the forbidden forest?!

Amyrica
Msg: 96180
oread Subject: Re: What do you think the percentage is of men that letterbo
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: oreadProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:13 AM
P-44F-792M-1616Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 96151 by Wascally Wabbit
while most women do it cuz they want to

It was a guy that got me into this, even though I refused to admit it for a while.
Msg: 96181
BrewHiker Subject: Re: What do you think the percentage is of men that letterbo
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: BrewHikerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:15 AM
P-110F-845M-5503
Reply to: Msg 96105 by Amyrica
Quote Actually, someone did do a survey at one time for a college project! I kid you not!


She's not kidding. It was a Master's Thesis for a university in Ohio. I thought about this some time ago, searched for it, and found the abstract, but never got past that.

I think the consensus was that there are more female 'boxers than male 'boxers, but she admitted that the results may have been affected by the lack of response from the men she contacted about the poll.

SS
Msg: 96182
Happy Daze Subject: Re: Happy Birthday!
Board: Postals
Author: Happy DazeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:18 AM
P-522F-3353M-2344
Reply to: Msg 96168 by HG's Crew
HAPPY B-DAY TO YOU MFF!!!!!

Even though it is raining here, hope you day is filled with fun and laughter!!!!

Ray and Susan
Happydaze
Msg: 96183
Subject: Re: Stony Brook State Park
Board: State: New York
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:19 AM
P-46F-235M-1851
Reply to: Msg 96176 by Woodsong
I would love to see some too. We are going camping there in August and would love to grab some boxes. And introduce my fellow campers to boxing!!
Msg: 96184
Subject: Re: What do you think the percentage is of men that letterbox?
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: drgdlgProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:25 AM
P-177F-805M-835
Reply to: Msg 96170 by resQlou
I understand! My name is Desiree, but I often go by Desi. I guess it's because of Desi Arnez... but I often get junkmail and spam emails and telemarketers that call me Mr. Desi Glaze. I don't like it!
Msg: 96185
BrewHiker Subject: Re: Vegetarian Roll Call/fruit
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: BrewHikerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:32 AM
P-110F-845M-5503
Reply to: Msg 95933 by oread
Quote
Quote Bonus points if you put it on a stick


So does having it on a stick make you feel less of a savage or more of one?



Funny you mention this... it wasn't the first food-on-a-stick, but certainly the most colorful: shish kebabs were invented by the nomadic warriors who lived in the middle east. Thing was, they didn't use STICKS... they used their swords.

As it was not uncommon for them to be right in the middle of eating a meal when they were called off to battle, they didn't even have to leave their food behind.

Just imagine facing off against a bunch of these guys sitting on their horses and licking their swords...

Aside: the human body is not meant to live without meat, especially in the years when your brain is developing. I think my son's gotten smarter since he finally started eating red meat. Yum.
Msg: 96186
sweet n sour Subject: Re: I am retiring Normie
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: sweet n sourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:41 AM
P-74F-1123M-2150Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 96057 by Coffacupee
When my sis and I go find it (hopefully very soon, apparently). We could rescue, repair, then return and care for it if you like!!
Msg: 96187
Nitrocat Subject: Re: Returned HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Author: NitrocatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:41 AM
P-63F-290M-1498Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 96066 by Teacup
Usually I use a small piece of carving material that I have left over and whip up a little someting with a small logbook. It's not a big time consuming detailed piece.

I have gone the opposite direction with my HHs. I put just as much time and effort into them as I would into a traditional or postal letterbox. My hope is that if I make them really awesome and it is obvious that I poured a lot of care into them, then maybe people will be more likely to take the time to log them.
So far, it seems to be working.
S
Msg: 96188
oread Subject: Re: Vegetarian Roll Call/fruit
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: oreadProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:45 AM
P-44F-792M-1616Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 96185 by BrewHiker
shish kebabs were invented by the nomadic warriors who lived in the middle east

Got to love the useless trivia information you can learn around here (LOL)

Just imagine facing off against a bunch of these guys sitting on their horses and licking their swords..

The visual to this is just too funny... Coffee out the nose isn't a nice feeling so early in the morning.
Msg: 96189
knit wit Subject: Re: HP Theme Park
Board: Reading Room
Author: knit witProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 1, 2007 5:47 AM
P-70F-651M-9583Premium
Reply to: Msg 96179 by Amyrica
Oh, man! And have the image be Professor Quirrell/Voldemort? Maybe a two-sided stamp with both faces? Maybe a second box with Aragog? The centaurs? A unicorn or two?

Pinch me! I feel faint!

At least, it'll give me something to look forward to once I'm done reading book seven. :-)

Knit Wit
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