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super hero....I don't know.....I am just genetically UN-SCARED. As a very little girl, 6,7,8 years old, if I would hear a noise in the house during the night, I would take out my aluminum bat and go out looking for trouble, to GET IT..... :lol: I have this very strange bad-ass (as I am called by friends) vigilante streak - it's mellowed a bit as I"ve gotten older (because I"m too tired), but many nights in Monterey, accidentally fell asleep wtih front door wide open, and all doors were pretty much always unlocked. I EAGERLY AWAIT confronting trouble-makers.....they make me MAD and they JUST SHOULD NOT be doing what they are doing! :lol::angry: And no one ever harasses me, because I have always, since I was little, stared people dead in the eye when passing them - I always have looked at people, cars, everything around me in case required to do a police sketch later or be an eye-witness to a crime...... :lol: And have tried to train my nieces in same - it doesnt' work, they walk timidly and get hassled all the time ;)

Backpacking in the woods alone, at night......now THAT would scare me. :ph34r: There was once a near-death situation on a hiking trip in Big Sur (my stinker passed out, had to be carried out three of the five miles, was dx two days later w/ lymphoma). I was with a former Marine Harrier pilot - MANY animals and creatures and psycho killers in the forests of Big Sur.....and it got dark and late, many noises - - even HE was slightly scared....... :huh: We got home at 10 pm and I was exhilirated to know that I was NORMAL - - I got scared!!

:lol::lol::lol: Nope, it's a fantastic artifact from a yard sale, hangs by the front door. Everyone loves it.....you would not be scared, unless you made me MAD :lol::lol::lol:

and damn well better believe I"d use the thing if an intruder came..... ;)

Remember, I also have barking dingos here who would notify me INSTANTLY if anybody came in. :)

For a moment you conjured up visions of Jan-Michael Vincent in "Defiance"...the movie climaxes with him cleaning up the neighborhood with an axe handle :blink:

Alone in the woods scares you - you should watch Blair witch all the way thru :o

What does an Iroquois Skull Crusher look like? :huh: (asked in a pleasant voice so as not to find out the hard way)


Richard

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I will come up with a photo for you.....also known as Plains War Club or skull-cracker - it's fantastic......maybe I"ll take a pic - but then don't know how to post it on here except as avatar? I don't want a weapon as my avatar :lol:


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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I will come up with a photo for you.....also known as Plains War Club or skull-cracker - it's fantastic......maybe I"ll take a pic - but then don't know how to post it on here except as avatar? I don't want a weapon as my avatar :lol:

Like this?


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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nope....how in the world do you do that link thing? I am a Luddite....

no....it's a very long rawhide-wrapped handle, plain, no beading, and the end is a rather football-shaped very heavy rock, pointed on both ends. Thwack that in someone's temple and it would be all over. :o

I have photos of it in my computer, don't know how to make them go on here. :huh:


SUSIE

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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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nope....how in the world do you do that link thing? I am a Luddite....

no....it's a very long rawhide-wrapped handle, plain, no beading, and the end is a rather football-shaped very heavy rock, pointed on both ends. Thwack that in someone's temple and it would be all over. :o

I have photos of it in my computer, don't know how to make them go on here. :huh:

more like this?

The link think is easy. open a 2nd window and search for whatever, when you find it hightlight and copy the address from the address bar. write your post like normal. when you get to where you want to insert the link hilight the word you want the reader to click and then click on the globe thingy in the post toolbar. a little window will pop up. right click and paste the address you copied earlier and voila...it doesn't sound so simple now that i typed it out :(


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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yes, that is almost what it looks like, excellent work. Imagine, I got it for $1 at a yard sale. it's worth about $250, quite low (some go as high as $2500) because it is a museum-quality repro from early last century.

okay.....had to read that paragraph about 10 times to try adn get it......still haven't gotten it......brain lapses.....will see if I can figure it out - remember, am Amish :blink:

okay.....read your instructions again.....but what if the thing I want to highlight/link is in my own computer, in a picture file? I do know about cut and paste for linkage, am quite excited to know about the little globe thing....... :rolleyes:


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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yes, that is almost what it looks like, excellent work. Imagine, I got it for $1 at a yard sale. it's worth about $250, quite low (some go as high as $2500) because it is a museum-quality repro from early last century.

okay.....had to read that paragraph about 10 times to try adn get it......still haven't gotten it......brain lapses.....will see if I can figure it out - remember, am Amish :blink:

okay.....read your instructions again.....but what if the thing I want to highlight/link is in my own computer, in a picture file? I do know about cut and paste for linkage, am quite excited to know about the little globe thing....... :rolleyes:

You need to upload the pic to a picture hosting site like photobucket or flickr. there are other picture hosting sites but these are the ones I like (and they're free :D). Then you can link to your picture. On photobucket there will be a little box with 'url' to the left of it, highlight that text, it's a direct link to that picture. I'm still new to flickr so I won't be much help there...still learning :)

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Iroquois skull crusher? Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ph34r:

Susie- You would be a great superhero fighting crime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That would be sweet!

Scariest Movies I NEVER wish to see again:

The Exorcist

The Omen (esp. Final Conflict)

Amittyville Horror

House of like a gazillion (13?) corpses

DON'T LIKE POSSESSION :ph34r:

Scary Movies I LOVE:

The Shining

Bram Stoker's dracula

Silence of the Lambs

My students tell me about the Saw movies and I can tell you RIGHT NOW...I will never see them.

The Blair Witch Project was scary when I thought it was true...once I found out it was fake I thought it was annoying. :P

In 8th grade I read Amittyville Horror and Helter Skelter- yes, took them out of my Catholic grammar school library- didn't sleep for months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like supernatural/haunting stuff but not gore and possession. :ph34r:


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Oh yeah, I forgot I was going to post info about an alternative way of making links....I've never gotten the hang of doing it with the little globe thingy and the first message board I ever posted at didn't have one so I had to learn how to do it by hand.

Anyways...you need to use these bracket thingys --> [ ]

For a link you put in front of the link and in back of it. When you just copy and paste the url address into your post the message board program does it for you. If you want to put words in front of your url so it looks like underlined text you're going to type something like this:

text you want in front of the link

So yeah, that's what I do. Hope it helps somebody :)

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The Blair Witch Project was scary when I thought it was true...once I found out it was fake I thought it was annoying. :P

I have a friend whose a librarian and had a lot of people coming in to find more information on the Blaire Witch Project. Used to drive him crazy trying to explain it was fiction!!


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Iroquois skull crusher? Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ph34r:

Susie- You would be a great superhero fighting crime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That would be sweet!

The Blair Witch Project was scary when I thought it was true...once I found out it was fake I thought it was annoying. :P


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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yes, that is almost what it looks like, excellent work. Imagine, I got it for $1 at a yard sale. it's worth about $250, quite low (some go as high as $2500) because it is a museum-quality repro from early last century.

My crime fighting weapon of choice is a 35 oz. Louisville slugger under my bed. It's not museum quality, but it is game proven :blink:

If I were you I wouldn't leave my primary crime fighting weapon on display by the front door (esp. if you have a habit of leaving the doors unlocked :o ) What happens when you hear the bump in the night? Do you put on your ninja outfit and do cartwheels and backflips to the front door? I find it easier to just reach under the bed and grab the justice stick and start doling out some punishment. Granted I live in the sticks, so most of the bumps in the night are varied vermin on my back deck, but it's nice to know I've got a nice piece of ash under my bed :P

okay.....had to read that paragraph about 10 times to try adn get it......still haven't gotten it......brain lapses.....will see if I can figure it out - remember, am Amish :blink:

okay.....read your instructions again.....but what if the thing I want to highlight/link is in my own computer, in a picture file? I do know about cut and paste for linkage, am quite excited to know about the little globe thing....... :rolleyes:

I forgot you were Amish - actually i thought you were Mennonite (uber-Amish? :huh: )

Those instructions were meant to illustrate why I don't write instruction manuals...I'm much better if I can be seen waving my hands in big exagerated circles to emphasize important points :D


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

Diagnosed 3/8/05

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My crime fighting weapon of choice is a 35 oz. Louisville slugger under my bed. It's not museum quality, but it is game proven :blink:

When we lived in the country, I had a shotgun under our bed. It wasn't loaded (but could have been easily enough), but if anyone intruders heard that sound only a shotgun makes, I hardly think they'd stick around to find out! A neighbor was robbed at gunpoint .... $39 was stolen for meth. Our next-door neighbor had just gotten out of juvenile detention ... if you didn't need the shotgun for coyotes, you sure needed it for safety! We had a skeet shooting launcher, so everyone knew we had guns ... never had any trouble.


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When we lived in the country, I had a shotgun under our bed. It wasn't loaded (but could have been easily enough), but if anyone intruders heard that sound only a shotgun makes, I hardly think they'd stick around to find out! A neighbor was robbed at gunpoint .... $39 was stolen for meth. Our next-door neighbor had just gotten out of juvenile detention ... if you didn't need the shotgun for coyotes, you sure needed it for safety! We had a skeet shooting launcher, so everyone knew we had guns ... never had any trouble.

It's like bunking with the dirty dozen around here! :o


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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It's like bunking with the dirty dozen around here! :o

Yup. I actually shot that shotgun last weekend. I didn't hit the clay pigeons .... but I did shoot the gun ... four times.


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It's like bunking with the dirty dozen around here! :o

No kidding :lol:

I feel nice and protected in Rachelville, we have the Dingo Dogs, Super Girl Susie with the Iroquois Skull Crusher, Carla and her unloaded shotgun :lol: just making the sound (that will put the scare in em) , Richard and his bat, Donna's on pest control.....

:lol:

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Carla and her unloaded shotgun :lol: just making the sound

Maybe THAT'S why I couldn't hit the clay pigeons last weekend!!!! :lol::lol: No, it was definately loaded ... watch out!


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Donna's on pest control.....

I can branch out to assist in other areas, lol. "They" won't let me have a gun, but sure bet I could figure it out....

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Maybe THAT'S why I couldn't hit the clay pigeons last weekend!!!! :lol::lol: No, it was definately loaded ... watch out!

My ex-girlfriend worked for a company in Nj that makes targets for police academies and ranges, etc. her bosses were big into Ducks unlimited, so we got invited to all of their shoots. I'll never forget the first one we went to. the little lady had never handled a gun before so one of her co-workers was giving her the safety talk and showing her around the shotgun. She fired off a couple of rounds to get comfy and we headed out try our hand at the clay pigeons. They had given her a double barrel to use...up goes a pigeon, she misses and misses badly, then disgustedly spins around with the shotgun - with a pouty face. Meanwhile everyone else realized that she only fired one barrel and is waving around a loaded weapon - talk about uncomfortable - she was clueless (on most things now that i think about it :P )


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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My ex-girlfriend worked for a company in Nj that makes targets for police academies and ranges, etc. her bosses were big into Ducks unlimited, so we got invited to all of their shoots. I'll never forget the first one we went to. the little lady had never handled a gun before so one of her co-workers was giving her the safety talk and showing her around the shotgun. She fired off a couple of rounds to get comfy and we headed out try our hand at the clay pigeons. They had given her a double barrel to use...up goes a pigeon, she misses and misses badly, then disgustedly spins around with the shotgun - with a pouty face. Meanwhile everyone else realized that she only fired one barrel and is waving around a loaded weapon - talk about uncomfortable - she was clueless (on most things now that i think about it :P )

ROFL I grew up around guns. My step-father is a hunter, so he thought it was safest for us to know how to use them. When I was 10 or 11 and my step-brother was a year younger than I, he and I were shooting a can with a pellet gun. After a while we couldn't tell if we hit it or not because it had so many dents in it from the pellets, so we got the 22 and started shooting the can with the 22. After probably 20 minutes, the adults realized they were ALL inside and came running out. We genuinely didn't understand their concern because we were using the gun safety we knew so well.


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It's official, there is nothing to be scared of :huh:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061026/ap_on_sc/vampire_science

(I corrected the URL...had wrong one before)

I don't care what they say. I believe in ghosts, haunted houses and Bigfoot. Oh yeah, Ouija boards freak me out too :ph34r: But i really like scary movies :huh:

I do have a screw loose :lol:

This is pretty creepy. Click


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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This is pretty creepy. Click

:angry: Oh you bad man- I had the sound turned right up!!!!-(and am now having a heart attack)


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Make that 2 heart attacks! I must have jumped a foot :o


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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:angry: Oh you bad man- I had the sound turned right up!!!!-(and am now having a heart attack)

Make that 2 heart attacks! I must have jumped a foot :o

You guys saw it too?! I thought I was imagining it. It just flitted right by at the very end. :huh:

I'm convinced that there are ghosts out there... :blink:


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I read Nikki's post before I went to it ... so I didn't jump ... was it because I was warned, don't know ... my neighbor keeps trying to get me back for scaring him once (unintentionally), so maybe I'm just used to it!


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