Random Thoughts

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:33 pm

so lacklustre wrote:My father died on Father's Day. How ironic is that?


So sorry to hear that solack. My condolences.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:44 pm

I echo that. Hope you're doing OK.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby RedShoes » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:37 pm

Very sorry to hear that, so lack... hang in there.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby legman open to offers » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:28 pm

SL, sorry for your loss.
Now I'm the invisible man, and you can't see me.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby mood swung » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:46 am

I'm so sorry, so lack. hugs.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:58 am

invisible Pole wrote:I'm starting the countdown : 10.


9.

so lacklustre wrote:My father died on Father's Day. How ironic is that?


Condolences so lack. Hope you and the rest of the family are bearing up.
It’s such a shame you had to break the heart you could have counted on

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:22 am

Please accept our sincere sympathy as well, solack. I still miss my father-in-law so much.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby invisible Pole » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:06 am

Very sorry for your loss, SL. My condolences.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby StrictTime » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:18 am

Sorry for your loss, SL.
Why don't you write about it in your blag?

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby so lacklustre » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:22 am

Thanks to everyone for your wishes.
signed with love and vicious kisses

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby DrSpooky » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:37 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I sure miss mine. But his spirit is still alive in us and Spooky accuses me of channeling him at times.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby migdd » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:26 pm

Truly sorry to hear of your loss, solack.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby ice nine » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:44 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Mr. Average » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:21 pm

I hope you find solace and comfort in whatever you believe about afterlife. Maybe he is amazed by where he is. I am genuinely sorry for the pain you must feel.

I am certain that many of his traits are embodied in you and will be passed on to your children. He lives through you, them, and your progeny that follow...
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby so lacklustre » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:21 pm

Thanks to those who have posted since my last thanks.

Now back to randomness please.
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Postby mood swung » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:20 pm

I have never had more trouble being random in my thoughts.

more hugs, so lack.

even if you don't want 'em.


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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:16 am

For compliments?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:29 am

mood swung wrote:Who fishes round here?


There's nothing I like more than getting my rod out and letting it dangle... :wink:
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby mood swung » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:28 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:03 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:
mood swung wrote:Who fishes round here?


There's nothing I like more than getting my rod out and letting it dangle... :wink:


It just dangles, huh? I could reel in a marlin with mine.

To answer your question, moody, I really don't know the first thing about fishing. I've been fishing a total of two times - once when I was eight and then again in Mexico when I as in high school. I caught nothing both times and went home frustrated. Recently my son has been asking if we could go fishing sometime, but I need to find someone who can get us the right gear and teach us how to do it properly.  Fly fishing seems to be the big thing around here - there is a store on the corner that sells all kinds of equipment for fly fishermen.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby mood swung » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:39 am

I've never actually done it myself, but that fly fishing is supposed to be a lot harder than it looks. I'm more of a go-to-walmart-get-a-couple-of-zebco 404s-and-a-tube-of-crickets and hit the river girl. And then you can bring the crickets home and listen to them chirp! It's like camping, without the dirt! Austin and I have caught fish fever lately. We like to catch fish of any ilk, and we're not particular about size. We release them anyway.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby spooky girlfriend » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:46 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:
mood swung wrote:Who fishes round here?


There's nothing I like more than getting my rod out and letting it dangle... :wink:


I've heard that about you, Verbal. Word travels across the continents about those kinds of things, you know. :wink:

I don't fish, Moody, but the boys do. I'm just trying to get my kitchen rebuilt. And I didn't do it to keep from cooking, but it's getting me take out for a couple more weeks. :lol:

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby blooch » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:09 am

One of the most confusing things about fishing is when a one armed fisherman says "I caught one this big".

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Emotional Toothpaste » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:07 pm

I'm a fly-fishin geek I guess you could say. Tie my own flies, etc . Its great fun. As a hobby it has so many different dimensions to explore -- I'll never be able to get to them all. For instance, right now I'm in the process of building a split-cane bamboo fly rod. Ordered in some 12 ft sections of Tonkin cane from China and got me a Stanley 9 1/2 block plane outfitted with a Hock blade that can scrape shavings of bamboo down to .0001 inch and well I won't bore you with all the details, but its quite a hobby in and of itself just tooling up to build a split cane bamboo rod, but I am so far,enjoying it. First rod should be done sometime in 2009. :lol:

As for fly-fishing itself, its really not that difficult. If you're used to fishing with conventional tackle and you know how to tie some basic knots and don't get frustrated too easily, you can be casting well enough to catch fish with just a few minutes of instruction. There is some snobbery types that get attracted to the sport and will insist that you take 2 weeks of lessons through an Orvis authorized dealer and that your fishing rod better have cost plenty or you aren't doing it right -- don't pay any attention to those types.

I mainly pursue trout here in the lovely state of Missouri, but smallmouth and largemouth bass caught on the fly are a new passion. Ain't nothin like having a 17 inch smallmouth explode on foam popper you made yourself.

If I can be of any assistance as you get started with this great pastime, just let me know.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Goody2Shoes » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:37 pm

mood swung wrote: and we're not particular about size.


Well, I am.
It's a radiation vibe I'm groovin' on


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