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Re: I'm sorry, I'm really sorry, you have no idea how sorry I am
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Reply to: #976259 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jun 12, 2019 9:25am
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Yes, my ears have holes
That are large enough for voles.
I can wear an anaconda
Or look like Jane Fonda
I can loop them on my head
You can tie me to the bed
Yes, my ears have holes.
Re: I'm sorry, I'm really sorry, you have no idea how sorry I am
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Reply to: #976245 by Wry Me
Jun 12, 2019 11:52am
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Haven't thought of that song in years.
Re: I'm sorry, I'm really sorry, you have no idea how sorry I am
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Reply to: #976285 by Topcollector
Jun 12, 2019 7:05pm
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No doubt, you had your reasons. Probably excellent ones.
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Reply to: #976295 by Wry Me
Jun 12, 2019 8:06pm
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I remember singing it with my kids, when they were kids. My oldest will be 40 next year. Yikes.
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Reply to: #976003 by Topcollector
Jun 13, 2019 12:40pm
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had a snake get caught in my belt loop a couple times when I volunteered at the zoo handling animals

What!?!? That is so cool!!! I love you even more now! 🐍 👖🐍👖
FLAG DAY is today !
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Jun 14, 2019 2:22am
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Where are the flags?
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Reply to: #976341 by Grrly Girl
Jun 14, 2019 9:43am
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The flag is flying at our house today. My grandfather was proud that flag day was the same day as his birthday. I always think of him on this day. Unfortunately, no one else in our neighborhood ever flies a flag.
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Reply to: #976341 by Grrly Girl
Jun 14, 2019 9:44am
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The flag is flying at our house too, and it's a beautiful day for it.
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Reply to: #976352 by ArnoldZiffel
Jun 14, 2019 11:33am
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We've got ours out so your grandfather would be happy.
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Reply to: #976352 by ArnoldZiffel
Jun 14, 2019 10:52pm
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We fly the flag every day at our house and so do a lot of other people in our neighborhood.
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Reply to: #976367 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Jun 15, 2019 7:17am
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We also fly a flag daily but no one else in the neighborhood does.
new personal stamps
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Jun 15, 2019 3:18pm
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Do you guys ever re-cut yours? I made mine three years ago, the very first stamp I ever did, out of a pink eraser using an old blunt x-acto knife. I've gotten a LOT better at linocuts and I like the artform a lot! (Thanks letterboxing!) But I still feel kinda attached to my first one ever. It's got a simplicity - because I couldn't do anything complicated - that makes it a good on-the-go stamp. It stamps pretty cleanly because there aren't too many delicate lines. Also, it's now me! It's my symbol. So I don't know.

What about you? Have you changed your stamp?
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 15, 2019 3:20pm
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Well now I want to see your carve.
Where is it?
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 15, 2019 3:40pm
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Have you changed your stamp?

Jabber changes about every month. Why not keep the original and carve a new one and use as the mood strikes you? I've got my original, a small one for small logbooks, and one with Semicolon for when we box together, which is most of the time.
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 15, 2019 4:17pm
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My first dog stamp was a store bought, used it for about 3 months before I carved my own which is now about two years old and has been stamped literally thousands of times now.

I plan on carving a mini-sig stamp for tiny logbooks but otherwise plan on using mine til it can’t be used no more. Also its a carving of my dog which makes it more personal to me.
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Reply to: #976379 by Wronghat
Jun 15, 2019 4:31pm
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We have 3 in our boxing box - small, medium and biggest. Also, about half of the time we produce an LTC we carve a new sig stamp for it.
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Reply to: #976378 by BinoBoxer
Jun 15, 2019 4:33pm
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Ha ha, looking at your sig stamp I JUST now got your trail name.
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 15, 2019 4:43pm
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I have been using the same pink eraser stamp for 17 years (though I don't find many boxes so it hasn't been used all that much). As long as it holds up, I'll keep using it for the same reason you stated: I'm attached to it.

I did carve a fancier one years ago and I think I used it on a couple of postal letterboxes, but it didn't feel authentic. I don't even know where it is now.

You could always carve another stamp and try it out. Maybe it will feel more "you" than the old one. If not, just go back to your original. :)
Re: new personal stamps
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 15, 2019 5:15pm
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Do you guys ever re-cut yours? I made mine three years ago, the very first stamp I ever did, out of a pink eraser using an old blunt x-acto knife. I've gotten a LOT better at linocuts and I like the artform a lot! (Thanks letterboxing!) But I still feel kinda attached to my first one ever.

My first two carves were on pink erasers; I wanted to try out carving before I committed to using other material. I used an X-acto knife, but not a blunt one. My first carve was for a geocaching letterbox hybrid, which is too far from any landmarks (except sagebrush) to list here; it must be found using a GPSr.

My second carve was my (first) signature stamp. However, I used it enough that it had lost too much detail. I still have it though. I keep it with the other carves of my signature stamps. They are all the same image because I started with an idea I like and I haven't come up with anything I like better.

My second signature stamp carve I messed up too many of the details on the lettering. I flipped it over and carved on the other side because the outline has mirror symmetry. It is much better, and I carved it before my original stamp gave out. I used it for a while, but decided that I could carve better.

My third signature stamp carve is my best. Besides getting the lettering better, I also added my home town at the bottom of my stamp. It was good enough for me to mount it on a wooden block, so that it is easier to stamp.
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Reply to: #976382 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jun 15, 2019 5:19pm
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I didn’t carve my sig stamp myself but after reading this thread I’m inspired to make a mini sig to carry along.
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 15, 2019 5:41pm
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I used a store-bought stamp for about a year, then carved my own. A few years later, when my carving skills had improved, I made a new 2 part stamp. I still use it sometimes, but it got to be too putzy to have to ink up 2 stamps in 2 different colors every time I stamped in. So, I carved stamp #3, which is the one I use most of the time, now. It has an updated image that includes my trail name.
Re: new personal stamps
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 15, 2019 9:44pm
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How about carving a new stamp. Then see how you like using it. If it’s OK, make your original stamp a personal traveler. It would still be very personal and very special.
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 16, 2019 2:03am
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Re: new personal stamps
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 16, 2019 2:13pm
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I've had several--big ones, tiny ones. Several different tops.
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Reply to: #976377 by coldsnap
Jun 16, 2019 4:06pm
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I have a few different sig stamps, including an old one that I keep in my car for boxing emergencies. You'll see my regular one soon when we do an exchange! 😊
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Reply to: #976404 by Rocklun
Jun 16, 2019 4:13pm
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“Boxing emergencies”

I love that.
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Reply to: #976405 by Dawnkey
Jun 16, 2019 4:34pm
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I laughed out loud over “boxing emergencies”. So after reading all this I made myself a little emergency sig stamp. Funny thing, it’s looks like Rocklun.
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Reply to: #976406 by BinoBoxer
Jun 16, 2019 4:41pm
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I laughed out loud over “boxing emergencies”. So after reading all this I made myself a little emergency sig stamp. Funny thing, it’s looks like Rocklun.

Uh-oh! Now I'm scared...
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Reply to: #976405 by Dawnkey
Jun 16, 2019 4:42pm
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“Boxing emergencies”

I love that.

My husband sort of rolls his eyes at that, along with "birding emergencies," but hey, we all know that it's a thing, don't we??
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Reply to: #976408 by Rocklun
Jun 16, 2019 5:06pm
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Wait, are you a birder? My husband is a birder. But I’ve never heard him talk about birding emergencies.