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Re: AQversary
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #960782 by BEBO BEAR
Jun 4, 2018 6:07pm
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Thanks!

-- Ryan
Re: AQversary
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #960782 by BEBO BEAR
Jun 4, 2018 6:31pm
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What BEBO said. You’re one of the good ones. I’d venture to say you are the most responsive webmasters out there.

Thanks and happy 🎈cake day! 🎉🎊
Re: AQversary
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #960816 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jun 4, 2018 9:47pm
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You’re one of the good ones. I’d venture to say you are the most responsive webmasters out there.

Let us not go overboard with such effusively positive comments. They are likely to go to his head, and then we will end up with nightly "Next Big Updates". Besides, rumor has it that the REAL brains behind this site has an AQ number significantly higher than #1. I can't recall the exact delta... either 1991, or (more likely) 5.
Re: AQversary
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #960837 by u attamassaw
Jun 5, 2018 7:24pm
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Besides, rumor has it that the REAL brains behind this site . . .

Rumors like that tend to come out a LOT more often, whenever the turtle hits the trail. Hmmmmm . . . .
Yarn Bomb Day
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Jun 11, 2018 4:45pm
Thank you Ryan.
☺️

S~N~K
Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Jul 14, 2018 5:44am
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Or Happy Bastille Day, whichever you prefer to celebrate. Either way, Marie Antoinette misquote aside, I hope you have cake!
Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #962430 by DebBee
Jul 14, 2018 5:54am
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Hip hip hurray!!
Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #962430 by DebBee
Jul 14, 2018 6:59am
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Thanks! =)

-- Ryan
Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #962430 by DebBee
Jul 14, 2018 7:05pm
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He seems to be getting older as the day goes by......

Ryan, Have a great one!

(You need to arrange for an eclipse on your bday. And an LB event. Make it so!)

Yosemite MJD
Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #962432 by Green Tortuga
Jul 15, 2018 12:20am
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Throwing in my sentiments as well. Hope you had a wonderful day and cool weather to celebrate. How young are you now? smile.
Re: Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #962472 by Okie Dog
Jul 15, 2018 7:12am
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How young are you now?

I don't know.... it seems to keep changing faster than I can keep track of it! =)

-- Ryan
Elections
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Nov 6, 2018 8:02pm
Does anyone else think Ryan would be a shoo-in for the GOOBERnatorial race? He just needs to watch out for that rogue bull-moose party candidate.
Hiking 4 Fun re: Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Jul 12, 2019 5:07pm
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Ryan,

Scorpions, ick, ick, ick. They give me the wim-wams. Love snakes, spiders are creepy, tarantulas are ok, scorpions are the worst. Personal opinion.

Yosemite MJD
(Friend was bitten by a scorpion. Worst experience, even compared to being struck by lightning)
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977193 by Yosemite MJD
Jul 12, 2019 6:45pm
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Friend was bitten by a scorpion. Worst experience, even compared to being struck by lightning

Your friend has some pretty terrible luck if they can give a first-hand account of being bitten by a scorpion and struck by lightning!

-- Ryan
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977197 by Green Tortuga
Jul 12, 2019 7:09pm
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One time boxing on the Rock I scooped up a tiny salamander to move it so I could look for the box. Only it wasnt a salamander at all. It was a large (for GA) scorpion. It didnt bite me, so there's that.
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977197 by Green Tortuga
Jul 12, 2019 7:20pm
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And he lives on to tell the tale!
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977198 by Quarry
Jul 12, 2019 7:32pm
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It didnt bite me, so there's that.

Waxing pedantic: Scorpions, like bees, don't defend themselves by biting; they sting.

Still, a scorpion sting is not going to be pleasant.
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977193 by Yosemite MJD
Jul 12, 2019 7:42pm
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In case anyone wanted to know....

6th most deadly scorpion in the world:

Striped Bark Scorpions
Scientific Name: Centruroides vittatus

Habitat: C. vittatus is distributed throughout the South-Central U.S. states and throughout northern Mexico. Beginning in the northern Mexico Border States, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, C. vittatus’ range extends upward longitudinally through Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, to reach as far north as Thayer County, Nebraska.

Descriptive Info: The striped bark scorpion is an extremely common scorpion found throughout the midsection of the U.S. and northern Mexico. It is the most frequently encountered scorpion in the U.S.

It's a medium-sized scorpion that is rarely longer than 2 3/4 in. The striped bark scorpion is a pale-yellow scorpion that can be identified by two dark stripes on its carapace, with a dark triangle above the ocular tubercle. Their color suits their environment well. It provides them with a natural camouflage from predators, as well as prey.
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977202 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jul 12, 2019 7:52pm
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Yes, I stand corrected. Nasty no matter what!
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977204 by SeerMeesh
Jul 12, 2019 8:42pm
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So Ryan and I are camping outside of Las Vegas and it is the first time ever I have been desert camping, but he is an expect, did it several times in College, etc. So I am sitting on a rock at the campsite and I ask him if I should be worried about scorpions.....NO he says and at that very moment, A SCORPION JUMPS ON ME...it totally landed on my leg and I jumped up like a crazy person and I never trust anything Ryan says to this day.....(I did not get stung)

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977204 by SeerMeesh
Jul 13, 2019 8:21am
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6th most deadly scorpion in the world:

Sounds pretty wussy to me! If it was the 1st or 2nd most deadly scorpion in the world, I might be more concerned, but the 6th? Bah!

-- Ryan
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977208 by Amanda from Seattle
Jul 13, 2019 8:22am
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A SCORPION JUMPS ON ME...

And I remind her how lucky she was to actually see one--how unusual it is to see them in the wild like that! But no, she's still mad. You'd think I threw it on her the way she reacted! *shaking head*

It probably wasn't even in the top 5 of most deadly scorpions in the world!

-- Ryan
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977216 by Green Tortuga
Jul 14, 2019 3:59pm
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Even so....its not nice to make fun of your lady! hrump!! heh, heh, better watch your back..just sayin'. lol

By the way, Happy Birthday, Ryan. Hope its been a fun day!

OD
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977282 by Okie Dog
Jul 14, 2019 4:17pm
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Even so....its not nice to make fun of your lady!

Or, as Ryan calls her... "Number 6".
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977202 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jul 14, 2019 4:20pm
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Still, a scorpion sting is not going to be pleasant.

I can assure you from first-hand it is not!
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977216 by Green Tortuga
Jul 14, 2019 4:32pm
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And I remind her how lucky she was to actually see one--how unusual it is to see them in the wild like that!

Nah, take one of these with you next time you’re desert camping, you'll see plenty.
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977285 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jul 14, 2019 5:41pm
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Yeah, we didn't have a blacklight at the time. Without one, I almost never see them!

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

-- Ryan
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977287 by Green Tortuga
Jul 18, 2019 11:42pm
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In my whole life I had never seen a scorpion in the wild until last summer at Uvas Canyon County Park in Morgan Hill, CA (it was inside a letterbox I found while hiking). I had no idea we even had scorpions in the Bay Area. Fast forward one year later and I’m camping at Uvas again. This time I found a scorpion about 2 feet away from my tent. We scooped it up with a shovel and tossed it away from the campsite. Needless to say, our shoes came inside the tent for the rest of the trip. 😬🦂
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977449 by Woman to Blame
Jul 19, 2019 12:28am
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[...] scorpion [...] at Uvas Canyon County Park in Morgan Hill, CA (it was inside a letterbox I found while hiking).

😯 😯 😯

(makes a mental note to not 'box at Uvas Canyon without a change of pants)
Re: Hiking 4 Fun Scorpions
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #977449 by Woman to Blame
Jul 19, 2019 7:32am
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In my whole life I had never seen a scorpion in the wild until last summer at Uvas Canyon County Park in Morgan Hill, CA (it was inside a letterbox I found while hiking).

Did you ink it up and stamp it in your book? After all, it was in the letterbox.
;-)