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Re: Soup's On Seeks Carvers
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #970496 by nosox
Jan 21, 2019 3:10am
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I joined - I'll figure out what I'm going to carve after next weekend ;)
Yin and Yang of Doctor Who
Board: Doctor Who
Jan 21, 2019 6:46am
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Re: Soup's On Seeks Carvers
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #970496 by nosox
Jan 21, 2019 7:34am
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I’ll probably join and contribute after I get some of the trackers I’ve signed up for carved!
😜
Ready, Set, Go! A Fall Event in Georgia
Board: State: Georgia
Jan 21, 2019 7:44am
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Come join us at Mistletoe State Park in Appling, Georgia for a weekend of letterboxing fun on November 16 and 17. The 2019 theme is Ready, Set, Go! Stamps will feature all the ways you can GO from place to place, short or long distances, by land, by sea, by air. There are hundreds of possible stamps!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4134

I hope to see you there!

Mary
Quite Contrary
Re: Soup's On Seeks Carvers
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #970502 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jan 21, 2019 7:58am
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Ditto. Not sure which tracker(s) I'll "fall" into but will help out.
Re: Ready, Set, Go! A Fall Event in Georgia
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #970504 by Quite Contrary
Jan 21, 2019 8:27am
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Good morning! I just started letterboxing Christmas Eve, and I'm already hooked. I'm excited that there is an event coming to Georgia. I'm looking forward to learning from more experienced folks!

Jay
HappyCamper71
Happy AQ Day to DS
Board: State: Florida
Jan 21, 2019 11:47am
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Best wishes for a good year of letterboxing! I hope our paths cross again soon. Your U-Haul Graphics event boxes are unique and wonderful!
Re: Happy AQ Day to DS
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #970510 by carry on grandma
Jan 21, 2019 12:05pm
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It makes me smile to think of how long we've been letterboxing. Happy AQ day, DS!
Homerdoodle events listed
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Jan 21, 2019 12:10pm
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We will be having Homerdoodle in the Woods this coming summer at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet, IL. This is a beautiful preserve with a lake, trails, a river, a museum, a golf course, boating, fishing, and camping. July 20, 2019 is the date. Hope you can join us!

The night before we will be gathering at Scotty's Brew House in Champaign, IL for fun and food. Look for the Homerdoodle Eve in Champaign event.

To lead up to these events we are having a Tips, Tricks, and Techniques Event on March 9th, 2019 to give everyone a preview of the park. We have logbook making, container preparation, safety on the trails, poisonous plant identification, and writing clues in code as topics.

We certainly hope you can join us for all of these dates - we can't wait to see everyone!
Re: Free Stuff
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #970396 by Munkeybee
Jan 21, 2019 12:29pm
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Hi! Feel free to send me a message when it gets closer, and I will let you know if I still have any of it. Thank you bunches! 😃
Re: Free Stuff
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #970513 by RDHG
Jan 21, 2019 12:57pm
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Awesome thanks! PS this is Pugs and Bee, I changed my trail name :)
Re: Happy AQ Day to DS
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #970510 by carry on grandma
Jan 21, 2019 1:49pm
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Thanks. :) I didn't even realize it was my AQversary. Lots of good years, lots of good friends. :)
Re: Happy AQ Day to DS
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #970515 by DS
Jan 21, 2019 2:52pm
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Happy AQ Day DS, looking forward to seeing you very soooon!
Wassa in Westford...
Board: Region: Northeast
Jan 21, 2019 3:13pm
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Hello All!
I will be doing some training in Westford, MA from Feb 4th-8th (with a possible hanging-around-for-letterboxing on Sat Feb 9th, if there is some interest).

I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to meet up with some of my Northeastern Friends, if anyone wants to do a Meet-n-Greet...
Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Jan 21, 2019 3:14pm
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Hello All!
I will be doing some training in Westford, MA from Feb 4th-8th (with a possible hanging-around-for-letterboxing on Sat Feb 9th, if there is some interest).

I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to meet up with some of my Northeastern Friends, if anyone wants to do a Meet-n-Greet...
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970519 by wassamatta u
Jan 21, 2019 3:28pm
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Do you know roughly what time your training ends, Wassa? I work pretty close to Westford and could meet you for dinner, depending on which evenings you'd be available.
Re: Wassa in Westford...
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #970518 by wassamatta u
Jan 21, 2019 3:50pm
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You had me all excited until I realized it was the wrong Westford in the northeast.
Re: Disney question
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #970447 by dancingpecan
Jan 21, 2019 3:54pm
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Thanks! I've sent her a message, but haven't heard back yet.
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970520 by Rocklun
Jan 21, 2019 4:30pm
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What Rocklun said. I don't live far from Westford. Timing is everything!
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970520 by Rocklun
Jan 21, 2019 4:41pm
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Do you know roughly what time your training ends, Wassa?

This JUST came up today, and really all I know is "4th - 8th, Westford MA". But I suspect there will be a "group dinner" probably Monday night, and probably Thursday night. So Tues or Wed is more LIKELY to be best. I can guarantee Friday is good though! And, I think I'm booking my flight back on Sunday, so I'll likely have Saturday free as well.

But... I hope to have more firm answers in the next couple of days... sorry for the unintentional current vagueness!
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970524 by wassamatta u
Jan 21, 2019 4:47pm
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No worries! Please keep us posted.

Looking at my schedule, given that Monday and Thursday are out for you, Wednesday night would be best for me at this point. Getting together on Saturday would probably work for me, too.
Does anyone else do this?
Board: State: Michigan
Jan 21, 2019 4:47pm
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When heading to an event, if I have time, I will sometimes look at the traditional plants by the boxers headed to the event to see if any are PLANET EARTH or UNITED STATES locations on their letterboxes. When I look at the clue, often they are bonus boxes or clues that are specific to another event. But sometimes I've unearthed a letterbox that will be hidden somewhere at the event.

I'm headed to the LL Bean event this weekend and cannot possibly do this with all the letterboxers attending, but it's a bit of fun on a cold night.
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970519 by wassamatta u
Jan 21, 2019 4:47pm
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I'm interested in meeting you!

If you list something, there is a 90% chance I will come - especially if its the weekend and no 495 rush hour traffic to deal with! It's a bit over an hour drive up there, or 4+ hours with traffic...
My Sympathies to Saints Fans
Board: Sports Emporium
Jan 21, 2019 5:17pm
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I have no idea what the ref in the Saints - Rams game was watching on THEE non-call play, but I have a theory. I saw a blatant helmet to helmet hit by the defender serious enough for an ejection AND pass interference. The Saints almost assuredly win the game if the penalty is correctly called.

My theory is that the league encourages the officials to "let them play" and allow more contact in the post-season than during the regular season. The problem is that the officials are without guidance as to how much additional contact to allow. The play in question happened fast; did the ref delay, thinking maybe that this was still within "let them play", and then settled on a no-call?

I saw a lot of suspicious non-calls yesterday and last weekend too, and I've always thought "let them play" is a stupid concept. Why have any rules, if they don't count equally in all games.

The Saints should be in the Super Bowl, end of discussion.

Old Blue
Re: Disney question
Board: State: Florida
Reply to: #970522 by Beachcomber
Jan 21, 2019 6:19pm
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Yes Sits n Knits still works @ the xmas store/her 1st name is Dawn.
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970525 by Rocklun
Jan 21, 2019 6:25pm
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Either day works for me too. Saturdays are usually more laid back, but I can do either day.
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970523 by The Vs
Jan 21, 2019 7:37pm
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I live one town over from Westford, and would definitely be up for a meetup!
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970532 by west dover quidditch team
Jan 21, 2019 8:19pm
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I can sense a "mini-midi-major-munchie-meet n greet" sorta thing brewing here! Any thoughts on where we can gather a gaggle of moose-friendly letterboxers in the Westford area? First place that comes to my mind is Chili's in Lowell. Please chime in with other ideas! Saturday is preferential but Wassa will confirm the best date tomorrow and then we can make more definitive plan.

Pete
Re: My Sympathies to Saints Fans
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #970528 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Jan 21, 2019 8:20pm
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Not going to disagree about that one play. I don't typically watch NFL but was surprised at the lack of penalties called in the Rams-Saints game. There were a grand total of ZERO interference calls made in that game. There was one thrown (offensive interference) but waived off. As badly as that one was call which decided the winner, it was consistent with the calls throughout the game. Although a Ram fan, I do feel the Saints were clearly robbed at that point. It also doesn't help for the NFL league office to say oh yeah we blew that one. The NY office should have the stones to have overruled regardless of the rules. (Oy! Like they did in the review calls farther down in this post).

Overall both games had inconsistencies that make you shake your head in how differently it can be called within the same game. In the comments from the Ram defender mentioned the official thought the ball was tipped. That is the cruelest answer. That person had no business looking into the pocket for a tip? His only responsibility is the contact and catch. You make the call and the referee will overrule if there was a tip.

The even more offensive officiating mind set is not making a call at the end of a game to decide the game. However, not making the call does decide the game.

Prediction is this one play will lead to the ability of replay officials to overrule obvious judgment calls such as that one. Of course then there were issues with the replays in the Patriots-Chiefs game also. The worst was overruling the muffed punt call without clear video evidence.

Having officiated varsity HS basketball for a long-time in my past, big games also can impact an official and they are all human. A little different environment calling a blowout regular season game of non-rivals, then a rivalry game of top 10 state level schools filling a college arena. Then take that up to tournament games when only the best crews are selected adds even more pressure. (Although I personally preferred the big games with large crowds that you only heard boos and cheers. Those were the games we lived to call.) Self doubt is the worst enemy of an official. One close call you wonder about can lead to further issues and missed calls. In this NFL weekend these should have been two of the three best crews in the entire league. The best being reserved for the Super Bowl.

Sorry Saints. Go Rams beat those cheatin' Patriots!
Re: Does anyone else do this?
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #970526 by Angel Winks
Jan 21, 2019 8:43pm
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That's a good idea... maybe just search the boxers from that area?