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PATRICE
04-24-2011, 08:24
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PATRICE
04-24-2011, 08:36
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sawgrass
04-24-2011, 09:03
Happy Easter everyone.
Nice to see you back Patrice.

PATRICE
04-24-2011, 09:28
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sawgrass
04-24-2011, 10:10
I hope all are well. I understand ammunition prices are expected to take sharp increase, very soon. I've almost finished my acquisitions--so I'm okay for whatever troubles may come (at least in that respect).--Patrice

We have heard May 1st. for this increase. Is it related to fuel prices? I haven't heard a particular reason.

Everything is going up. I bought a coffee the other day and it was up about
four dollars from a year or so ago. I often wonder how average families make ends meet.

My thoughts are currently on fishing. Does anyone else like to fish? I have seen one pic on here somewhere of Zonny with a nice string of trout. If my elbows will behave I would like to learn how to fly fish. My SO is very good at it and can hopefully teach me.

PATRICE
04-24-2011, 10:33
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MrsKitty
04-24-2011, 14:35
Fishing? No way.
Hunting? No way.

I have *no* patience for the sit and wait aspect.

Happy Easter :wavey:

sawgrass
04-24-2011, 16:56
Fishing? No way.
Hunting? No way.

I have *no* patience for the sit and wait aspect.

Happy Easter :wavey:

Do you like being on the water? Do you like the sun?
I tan easily so I love the sun. You could cast, put the rod in a rod holder and
work on your jewelery.:supergrin:

I've been hearing about vitamin D deficiency lately. I wonder if it's because folks stay indoors more.

Zonny
04-24-2011, 17:28
Fishing? No way.
Hunting? No way.

I have *no* patience for the sit and wait aspect.

Happy Easter :wavey:

You don't just "sit and wait" you get to drink also :wavey:

PATRICE
04-24-2011, 21:47
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SouthernGal
04-25-2011, 09:37
I wanted to go fishing this weekend but the wind was too heavy to do so.

I've about had it with wind and rain. I need a break from it.

Lone_Wolfe
04-25-2011, 18:41
Hhmmm....How about a "Women's Lounge: Open...[General]...Discussion Thread?" Not an original idea, I borrowed it from GT's "10 Ring" sub-forum's 8:40 PM Thread. It looks like a general discussion/chat thread...no particular topic, just an ongoing, stream-of-interest/consciousness thread. I thought it might be a good place to chime-in, with a comment/question, notice, celebration, etc. ---anything that may not need it's own immediate/dedicated thread....No worries then, about whether one is going "Off-Topic" (i.e., since there's no dedicated topic).

Just, a notion that I thought maybe that we could try....[Assuming it's kosher with the Owner-Administrator]...and the folks who don't like me very much ( :cool : ).

P.S. I guess, I should swear, on my honor, that I won't delete this post (i.e., at least if this thread proves viable & doesn't lie dormant for several months).


Promise not to delete your posts? I don't know if I'm alone here, but I think it's frustrating to go back and reread a thread and find a bunch of the posts deleted. Makes it hard to track the conversation.



Hhmmm....LW, hello. I hope this Easter Morning finds you and your comrades-in-arms well. We finally got some rain (and maybe a tornado or two....) last night, and we may get more rain & storms this week. Over a million acres to the south have burned thus far (arson is suspected).

I got another Delta at a show about 3 weeks ago. I haven't yet had the opportunity to shoot it. Everyone's too nervous about sparking off another wildfire--maybe I can fire a few rounds for a function test today while it's still wet, assuming that it's not sacrilegious to shoot on Easter. [My spouse thought it would okay as long as I don't shoot the Easter Bunny. :whistling:]

Take care of yourself.--Patrice :wavey:

Hello yourself! :wavey: I hope you and yours had a great Easter. Mine was just another day in Paradise, but at least we didn't have any wildfires to worry about. We did have to dodge a couple rockets, but that's not unusual.

And Hey, if you're going to shoot something why not shoot the Easter Bunny? They taste good. That and if you're shooting him, you're not shooting at me! :scared: :rofl:

Thank you and take care of yourself, too. :wavey:



You don't just "sit and wait" you get to drink also : wavey:

Once again I like the way you think!



Hhmmm....Yes, I understand; the fishing for me is mostly a social time...never go unless I go with my spouse...with the added benefit of getting something we can eat (assuming the fish don't continue to be chunked back into the lake : dunno: ).

As far as the deer are concerned...they have pretty regular habits, so it's just a matter of seeing one as it's passing through the property (i.e., with enough time to grab a rifle). So not really a waiting game, sometimes; see cocktail story below....

One of my favorite cocktail stories: I remember one time, being awakened by an extremely loud shot. I rolled out of bed onto the floor, grabbed a revolver out of the night-stand, and scuttled out of the bedroom so I could see what was happening. Just my spouse harvesting a deer that was on the backside of the property---through the opened sliding-glass door (: upeyes: ).

S000...no waiting, sometimes; just a matter of sufficient opportunity. [Again, I've never done it myself, but I've seen/heard (:whistling : ) it done.]--Patrice

At least I know now I'm not the only one who's done that. Many years ago I saw a doe nibbling the last remaining leaves on a sapling maple I'd planted near my dining room window. I sneaked the window open, put on ear muffs, and put the rifle up to the screen to keep the hole as small as possible. I had venison all winter from her.

Melissa5
04-25-2011, 19:34
I used to like going fishing with my family when I was growing up, but I haven't been as an adult. Really, the only fish I like now come from Captain D's and I wouldn't really say those are fish...mostly batter and grease. Maybe I saw my grandmother nail too many fish to a tree and skin/scale/gut them. :dunno:

Hunting, I think I could get into if I ever needed meat and it wasn't available at a store.

MrsKitty
04-25-2011, 19:35
I've also stuck a rifle out a window but I was trying to nail a groundhog at the greenhouse. He'd ate over $250 in plants the night before. He never came out where I could get a shot at him though.

I took a book and several bottles of water out one day and waited for another groundhog. I just about went crazy waiting for him. He finally showed up and I got him. I hated to do it but he had no qualms about eating our garden. We tried to trap him for a week without any luck...

We play D&D or Nightbane with friends every weekend. Almost every weekend we'll see deer everywhere on their land. A few weeks ago there was three little guys with lots of spots :hearts:

I could maille. I've spent a couple hours tonight working on an oder and about went crazy. I'm not sure doing something that can drive me nuts while doing another thing that I think may drive me crazy is such a good idea :rofl:

sawgrass
04-25-2011, 20:30
SouthernGal what do you fish for? Do you enjoy it?

MK, our daddies who said you have to be quiet while fishing made that up so we would be quiet. Wrencher and I have great talks while fishing. We often see eagles, hawks, deer, turtles etc...we pack a lunch of cold chicken or smoked fish, crusty bread, cheese, fruit...maybe a little wine or a couple of beers each. We aren't big drinkers out there because one of us has to drive and pull the boat home.

It's not like when you were little had to be quiet, eating potted meat on a cracker. And of course there's the sun. We've hired a guide for eight hours in
May. We fish a federally protected river, and want to learn more about it.
It's a beautiful way to spend a day. My boat has a great stereo,so I bring tunes. I think you need a new fishing experience.

I might as well confess, once in a while we don't check the bait and take a nap in the sun. I'm pleased to say we have always come home with dinner.

SouthernGal
04-26-2011, 08:37
SouthernGal what do you fish for? Do you enjoy it?

MK, our daddies who said you have to be quiet while fishing made that up so we would be quiet. Wrencher and I have great talks while fishing. We often see eagles, hawks, deer, turtles etc...we pack a lunch of cold chicken or smoked fish, crusty bread, cheese, fruit...maybe a little wine or a couple of beers each. We aren't big drinkers out there because one of us has to drive and pull the boat home.

It's not like when you were little had to be quiet, eating potted meat on a cracker. And of course there's the sun. We've hired a guide for eight hours in
May. We fish a federally protected river, and want to learn more about it.
It's a beautiful way to spend a day. My boat has a great stereo,so I bring tunes. I think you need a new fishing experience.

I might as well confess, once in a while we don't check the bait and take a nap in the sun. I'm pleased to say we have always come home with dinner.

I really like going to a lake where the brim are large and are biting. I know the pond where I took the guys out shooting is just teeming with large brim but it's done nothing but RAIN here for the last few days and they are saying we'll get more today AND tomorrow! :upeyes: Brim are especially "fun" fish to catch as they fight alot for their small size.

The guy down the street has had a lot of luck here lately catching crappie and they are good eating as well (when you can get them).

sawgrass
04-26-2011, 09:11
I really like going to a lake where the brim are large and are biting. I know the pond where I took the guys out shooting is just teeming with large brim but it's done nothing but RAIN here for the last few days and they are saying we'll get more today AND tomorrow! :upeyes: Brim are especially "fun" fish to catch as they fight alot for their small size.

The guy down the street has had a lot of luck here lately catching crappie and they are good eating as well (when you can get them).

Crappies are our standby. We can usually find them. What's called brim in the south are called sunnies up here. They are fun to catch. Wrencher catches them on a fly rod. I have a seven foot ultra light that I catch them on and it feels like a shark!

We also fish for walleye and northern pike. I hope to smoke some pike this summer.

There isn't anything any better tasting than a plate of fried brim/sunnies, cole slaw, potatoes and hushpuppies! We take the time and fillet the little things out. :eat:

SouthernGal
04-26-2011, 10:59
Crappies are our standby. We can usually find them. What's called brim in the south are called sunnies up here. They are fun to catch. Wrencher catches them on a fly rod. I have a seven foot ultra light that I catch them on and it feels like a shark!

We also fish for walleye and northern pike. I hope to smoke some pike this summer.

There isn't anything any better tasting than a plate of fried brim/sunnies, cole slaw, potatoes and hushpuppies! We take the time and fillet the little things out. :eat:

We call those Sunfish or Sun Perch. We have them as well as Bluegill (commonly called brim in these parts). I can't really taste a difference in the two once they're filleted.

We've got bass in the lake too but most of the time we'll toss them back since they can get quite large. It's very good eating but on a private lake or pond we tend to throw them back.

LilWolfess
04-26-2011, 17:26
I'm too much of a girly girl to touch fish or bait a hook (maybe I should try gloves?).

Aside from that, I really enjoy fishing and/or hunting with my partner in crime or friends.

280z puts it best - "Don't go hunting if you want to (actually) go shooting."

Edit: Here's a (long) read about my first attempts at fishing. Bear with my ignorance and stupidity please, I actually did catch a fish!

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1247630

Lone_Wolfe
04-26-2011, 17:35
Crappies are really good filleted and fried, too. I don't remember what Brim tastes like. Bass are always good, and a blast to catch on a fly rod.

sawgrass
04-26-2011, 21:01
I'm too much of a girly girl to touch fish or bait a hook (maybe I should try gloves?).

Aside from that, I really enjoy fishing and/or hunting with my partner in crime or friends.

280z puts it best - "Don't go hunting if you want to (actually) go shooting."

Edit: Here's a (long) read about my first attempts at fishing. Bear with my ignorance and stupidity please, I actually did catch a fish!

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1247630

You're just a little mystery. You've posted about working hard, shooting,
your avatar is the bike...and you live in the land of lakes! I remember that pretty funny thread.

Crappies are really good filleted and fried, too. I don't remember what Brim tastes like. Bass are always good, and a blast to catch on a fly rod.

I think those little fish all taste basically the same. Early large mouth taste ok. Later they get fishy. Small mouth are a wonderful game fish.

1200feather
04-27-2011, 19:07
Howdy, hope everyone had a great easter :)

Lone_Wolfe
04-28-2011, 03:39
Howdy, hope everyone had a great easter :)

:wavey: and :welcome: to GT and the Women's Lounge!

And thank you, hope you had a great easter too.

SouthernGal
04-28-2011, 07:38
I'm too much of a girly girl to touch fish or bait a hook (maybe I should try gloves?).


Are you joking? Around here we like to catch our own bait before we put it on the hook (still squirming of course). :supergrin:

sawgrass
04-28-2011, 08:34
When I was a little girl and it came a big rain I would go outside with my Dad and catch night crawlers with a flashlight. I still fish with worms. I use wax worms for small pan fish, red worms or crawlers for bass, leeches for walleye, and big sucker minnows for northern pike.


SouthernGal I hope the water is still in the lakes and rivers down there. You folks are on my mind and in my prayers.

Welcome 1200feather.:wavey:

1200feather
04-28-2011, 08:51
And thank you, hope you had a great easter too. Thanks :) I'm too much of a girly girl to touch fish or bait a hook (maybe I should try gloves?). I've always fished with artificial bait (as my father raised us). He tournament fishes around the country, so fishing with live bait is akin to blasphemy.

sawgrass
04-28-2011, 09:05
Thanks :) I've always fished with artificial bait (as my father raised us). He tournament fishes around the country, so fishing with live bait is akin to blasphemy.

What do you fish for? What type of presentation?


ETA: There is a river in WNC that still has a fish weir on it from the Cherokee.
It is so cool. I've been told that it was mostly the women. They stacked rocks in V or W shapes which forced the fish to come out of the openings and they caught them in baskets. I love that it's still there. There is wonderful trout fishing in that area.

SouthernGal
04-28-2011, 09:40
When I was a little girl and it came a big rain I would go outside with my Dad and catch night crawlers with a flashlight. I still fish with worms. I use wax worms for small pan fish, red worms or crawlers for bass, leeches for walleye, and big sucker minnows for northern pike.


SouthernGal I hope the water is still in the lakes and rivers down there. You folks are on my mind and in my prayers.

Welcome 1200feather.:wavey:

Water water everywhere!
We held through all of it, but there are a LOT of road closures due to flooding. They will be shutting down the casinos for a bit too because of the MS River flooding.
When it was raining the dog acted like she wanted out, so I opened the back door and turned on the porch light. There were some really large worms out there trying to escape from the water!

1200feather
04-28-2011, 12:04
What do you fish for? What type of presentation? I only fish about once a year these days, for Northern Pike, Smallmouth and Largemouth. We have a place on Georgian Bay that I grew up going to every summer and I still try to make it there once a year. My father makes a lot of jigs himself. He caught a 24lb Pike on a homemade jig many years back. That's primarily what we use for Pike and Smallmouth - although sometimes I'll cast a daredevil or something similar for Pike. For largemouth, I prefer a worm (artificial, of course) in heavy cover. If conditions permit, I'll fish a top water bait or a spinner bait.

sawgrass
04-28-2011, 19:57
I only fish about once a year these days, for Northern Pike, Smallmouth and Largemouth. We have a place on Georgian Bay that I grew up going to every summer and I still try to make it there once a year. My father makes a lot of jigs himself. He caught a 24lb Pike on a homemade jig many years back. That's primarily what we use for Pike and Smallmouth - although sometimes I'll cast a daredevil or something similar for Pike. For largemouth, I prefer a worm (artificial, of course) in heavy cover. If conditions permit, I'll fish a top water bait or a spinner bait.

Well if you ever feel like telling any stories I would love to hear more about Georgian Bay. What little bit I know about it, it's supposed to be beautiful.
I'm assuming that you mean Ontario.

I like fishing for pike with large tube jigs. I've caught them on spinner baits that are typically for bass. Of course the big old red and white daredevil is a classic. Gosh, once a year isn't very much.

Do you have any opinions regarding color, sunlight and water clarity?

1200feather
04-28-2011, 22:35
Well if you ever feel like telling any stories I would love to hear more about Georgian Bay. What little bit I know about it, it's supposed to be beautiful.
I'm assuming that you mean Ontario.

I like fishing for pike with large tube jigs. I've caught them on spinner baits that are typically for bass. Of course the big old red and white daredevil is a classic. Gosh, once a year isn't very much.

Do you have any opinions regarding color, sunlight and water clarity?

You heard right, it's a beautiful place - unlike anything I've seen here in the states. Our cottage is in a very, very small town. As far as the conditions, I rely mostly on dad for that. He has these books that he records each fishing trip in; the temp, water clarity, cloudy/sunny and all kinds of other metrics. He has an entire bookshelf filled with volumes that contain details from every fishing trip he's had for the last 20 or so years. It's beyond pedantic.

I'd like to go more often, but sadly it's not as big of a hobby for me as it used to be - but I still enjoy it just as much.

sawgrass
04-28-2011, 23:27
Those books sound wonderful to me, like treasure since fishing is a large part of his life.

Patrice if you have anything that you would like to bring up....we have about covered fishing. At least until opener.:rofl:

I'm curious, the mention of our Fathers in this thread has me wondering if any of the women here followed in their footsteps. I don't do what he did but I'm very mechanical like he was.

Something else that I wonder about is women/mechanical ability/cross eye dominance. Is there possibly a relationship?

Lone_Wolfe
04-29-2011, 06:05
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PATRIIIIIIIIICE!!!!!! :fist: :rant: :fist:

SouthernGal
04-29-2011, 14:34
PATRIIIIIIIIICE!!!!!! :fist: :rant: :fist:

:rofl:

Sorry, it's just so predictable.

sawgrass
04-29-2011, 14:49
PATRIIIIIIIIICE!!!!!! :fist: :rant: :fist:

:rofl:

Sorry, it's just so predictable.

When Patrice said "this post" she meant "this" post.:rofl:

PATRICE
04-29-2011, 18:28
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PATRICE
04-29-2011, 18:45
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PATRICE
04-29-2011, 21:54
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Lone_Wolfe
04-30-2011, 06:27
Hhmmm....If the college has a decent library, one might try doing a psych-abstract search using the variables women (or gender) AND mechanical ability ( or aptitude) AND cross-eye dominance (or contra-lateral eye dominance). I think the data base is called psyc-lit (or something like that)---sorry, it's been a few years since I've done a literature search. It's an interesting hypothesis. I don't know if anyone's yet done any studies, but I think it'd be interesting to find out.

I'm cross-eye domanint. I shoot a rifle left-handed, sighting with my left eye. I shoot a handgun right-handed though, using my right eye; but, that's just learned behavior. I'm more comfortable with my left eye, but I have personal issues with shooting a handgun with my left hand. As it relates to mechanical ability, I have the mechanical aptitude of a turtle.--Patrice

:rofl: :rofl:

I've been known to tell people I'm mechanically DEclined.

sawgrass
04-30-2011, 07:26
Patrice that's a good idea. We were talking about it the other day. We are both very mechanical and are NOT cross eye dominant. It appears that the majority of the women who come to firearm introductory classes are cross eye dominant.

PATRICE
04-30-2011, 10:07
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sawgrass
05-01-2011, 11:16
Patrice I hope you are enjoying your new Delta.

I don't necessarily think this is a gender issue. I sometimes unfortunately have the opportunity to interact with men who are incredibly non-mechanical.
P. this isn't something that I'm comfortable discussing on the internet. I'm even more curious now though. Maybe I can conduct a little experiment and see if my suspicions hold any water.

PATRICE
05-01-2011, 14:05
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Lone_Wolfe
05-01-2011, 15:03
Hhmmm....Well, if the same isn't true for men, then that would suggest an indirect (inversely proportional) relationship between gender (values=male & female) and cross-eye dominance. [I'm thinking I'm using the correct terminology...I used to teach introductory social statistics for a short time, but it has been a very long time.] If true, then...well, certainly the conventional wisdom is that there is a link between gender & mechanical ability. Again, it's been a long time, but seems if these assumptions are true---I'm thinking it would take multivariate statistical analysis to begin to make sense/explain the results (something I was never good at).

While this isn't a burning issue to me, it is of some interest. I'll run these observations by my resident genius.--Patrice

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I was reading this and wondering if it might be the whole left brain/right brain thing causing it. Maybe our minds work differently, much like how we're more feeling oriented, while men are more fact oriented. Or how we're more creative, while men are more results oriented. Any thoughts on that?

sawgrass
05-01-2011, 17:10
SouthernGal we have a Rose Breasted Grosbeak at the feeder! This is the first one I've ever seen. They winter in Central and South America. He has come a long ways and if VERY hungry! I'm so happy he's here.

I don't know why there is only one.

Lone_Wolfe
05-01-2011, 17:29
We need a pic of that.

sawgrass
05-01-2011, 17:39
We need a pic of that.

I took a few. I'll download them in a bit. We watched Mrs. Miniver. I'm recovering and wishing I could just come and get you.

What a great movie. Best picture in 1942. Greer Garson best actress. William
Wyler best director. It won six academy awards.

Lone_Wolfe
05-01-2011, 17:55
I wish you could too. Bring beer and extra pain meds with you.

sawgrass
05-01-2011, 19:04
I wish you could too. Bring beer and extra pain meds with you.

If only it were that simple...You are getting better though.:hugs:

sawgrass
05-01-2011, 19:13
He is a pretty little bird.

PATRICE
05-16-2011, 06:59
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Mrs. Tink
05-16-2011, 17:53
Hhmmm....As a consequence of GT being hacked, we seem to have lost a number of posts (???). --Patrice :dunno:

Yes, one of mine is gone. That's ok, this thread is pretty cool. :cool:

barstoolguru
05-16-2011, 17:56
just sticking my nose in to see who is getting bashed.............????

GamerGirl
05-16-2011, 21:58
WTF? Why are so many posts deleted?

PATRICE
05-17-2011, 06:05
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PATRICE
05-17-2011, 06:15
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PATRICE
05-17-2011, 06:37
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Lone_Wolfe
05-17-2011, 06:52
Hhmmm....Well, computers & IT are not my forte but it's my understanding that GT was hacked, and some sort of message [??] under member's screen names; then when the administrator went to the server, the back-up was defective; then a...well, anyway---it's my understanding that in the recovery...lots of posts were lost....

Anyway, yeah. I lost 1 or 2 wonderfully caustic posts replying to a sexist gentlemen's trolling-remarks in another thread.:upeyes:....Such is life. [His was deleted too!:rofl:.]--Patrice

I kind of think she's referrring to the posts that were edited out, not gone completely. GG, pardon me if I got that wrong. :wavey:



Hhmmm....So far we haven't had any bashing in this particular thread. Generally, the bashing in the women's sub-forum threads seem to occur when some gentleman makes an overtly trollish remark with a distinctively sexist flavor....Some of the ladies respond in a manner that might be perceived by some as "bashing"....I frequently respond...and then I get bashed...[generally by the original bashee...and, frequently by his supporters as well (some of whom are women)].

Anyway, so-far-so-good in this particular thread.--Patrice

It seems I missed the 'bashing' in another thread. I know there's been a couple times I've read something and the thought that goes through my mind is "Where's Patrice when we need her?" :rofl: :rofl:



Sra. Tink....Hello, it's always good to see you posting in this sub-forum; generally, I see your compositions in GT's political realm. I am an admirer of your good work. I hope you are well.

I've been despondent of late....Despite the vulnerabilities of our enemies' positions, I fear that their billion-$ war-chest, and our present lack of a strongly viable candidate does not bode well for the next election. I am fearful that their Candidate may, again, carry the day.--Patrice

Unfortunately, I think you're right. :yuck:

PATRICE
05-17-2011, 07:24
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Lone_Wolfe
05-17-2011, 07:36
Hhmmm....LW, I am certain that you have that wrong. I swear that there is an obsession here with re: to my penchant for deleting a few posts here & there (well, maybe more than a few). I mean, there are other individuals in this forum with neurotic tendencies...I simply want to leave nothing to posterity...however insignificant it might be....

[Besides, you're thwarting my desires, quite effectively by quoting me every chance you get! :whistling:]

Hope you're doing well. Maybe all you guys over there ought to come home soon, and leave the natives to their own internecine struggles. I'm thinking that you guys have done as much as you can---given the amount of support that's provided and the rules of engagement that' you're forced to operate under.

I'm thinking that we may soon need as many folks back home as possible...those who have sworn an oath to protect and defend the constitution of the USA against all enemies, both foreign & domestic.--Patrice

If I'm wrong I'm sure GG will set me straight, I have faith in her. :supergrin: And don't feel bad about being quoted, I do that to everyone. All I do is 'break' the smileys if there's too many in the post.

Those rules of engagement, called the SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) have gotten a bunch of us killed and will get more killed before it's over. :steamed: It really sucks to know that our guys spot the enemy and aren't allowed to shoot back even if we see them set off the IED or shoot the rocket. As for protecting against domestic enemies, that can mean so many things, but I do wish the National Guard could be used to secure our borders.

PATRICE
05-17-2011, 07:56
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PATRICE
05-17-2011, 08:07
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Mrs. Tink
05-17-2011, 14:25
Sra. Tink....Hello, it's always good to see you posting in this sub-forum; generally, I see your compositions in GT's political realm. I am an admirer of your good work. I hope you are well.

I've been despondent of late....Despite the vulnerabilities of our enemies' positions, I fear that their billion-$ war-chest, and our present lack of a strongly viable candidate does not bode well for the next election. I am fearful that their Candidate may, again, carry the day.--Patrice

Thank you for your kind words, Patrice. I share the same fears as you; I hope a strong candidate (not the same weak also-rans) emerges soon. Although Clinton did not become a serious candidate until October 1991, that was old-school 90's campaigns. We will see what happens.

sawgrass
05-18-2011, 06:48
The former govenor and possible candidate left a big mess in MN.

The war that was brewing in the other thread was reported by me and cleaned up by a mod. The guy who came down here to take a leak was completely out of line.

Yards to mow and fish to catch....gotta go. Happy Summer Everyone!

Lone_Wolfe
05-18-2011, 13:51
Hhmmm....LW, I have a question. How's the Beretta side-arm hold up over there? I just got back from taking the St. Bernard for a walk--it was a hurry-up thing, she's gotten infirm enough in her old age that she doesn't like to go off into the field to do her business without an escort (preferably armed)---so I just grabbed my house gun (Taurus 917c...a clone of the old Beretta Centurion...same open-top slide). When we were walking, I got to focusing on the open-top slide, and started thinking that it looked like it might be quite susceptible to fouling by dust/sand...so I was wondering if the Beretta's you guys are using are holding up okay???--Patrice

I can't speak from personal experience about the Beretta, I only carried one for a couple months and I never fired it, but I really don't hear of failures. But then a handgun isn't really useful in combat and I doubt they get fired much at all over here. As for fouling by sand and dust, that's a problem with everything over here. We got to clean stuff constantly. :yuck:



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Hhmmm...Yes, it can...& a soldier in uniform need/should not comment on the possibilities. A number of years ago, I took that same oath when I was employed by a gov't agency. While I no longer work for that agency, I consider the oath to be still binding---& I will keep that oath for as long as my home is within the borders of the USA. G0d Bless America...and her citizens.--Patrice

I agree with you there. My loyalty is to Americans and the constitution.

SouthernGal
05-19-2011, 14:53
He is a pretty little bird.

I think my post about this must have been "eaten" during the hack.

My mom and dad had two of those along with "mates" that passed through but left about a week ago. The females don't look anything at all like the males do. They look like overgrown female sparrows.

It's ho-hum here since I lost my little pride and joy on Monday. :crying: Days aren't too bad, but nights at home when the SO is gone are much harder since there is no noise.

sawgrass
05-19-2011, 19:53
I think my post about this must have been "eaten" during the hack.

My mom and dad had two of those along with "mates" that passed through but left about a week ago. The females don't look anything at all like the males do. They look like overgrown female sparrows.

It's ho-hum here since I lost my little pride and joy on Monday. :crying: Days aren't too bad, but nights at home when the SO is gone are much harder since there is no noise.

Rach, I am so sorry for the loss of your baby. When my 17 yo border collie crossed it was rough. When it happens with this one I'm going on a three day drunk. I can't even think about it.

That little bird moved on. The 'hummies' have arrived. I love their energy.

Several of you know today was our 'first official' day off and that we were fishing!

We caught at least 100 fish, covering 10 different species! It was absolutely fantastic. We kept enough walleye for dinner for a couple of nights. We used nightcrawlers and trolled with crankbaits. The crankbaits landed the bigger fish. It was great.

I am so looking forward to a successful fishing Summer!

SouthernGal
05-20-2011, 09:41
Rach, I am so sorry for the loss of your baby. When my 17 yo border collie crossed it was rough. When it happens with this one I'm going on a three day drunk. I can't even think about it.

That little bird moved on. The 'hummies' have arrived. I love their energy.

Several of you know today was our 'first official' day off and that we were fishing!

We caught at least 100 fish, covering 10 different species! It was absolutely fantastic. We kept enough walleye for dinner for a couple of nights. We used nightcrawlers and trolled with crankbaits. The crankbaits landed the bigger fish. It was great.

I am so looking forward to a successful fishing Summer!

I have cried so much that I've busted a blood vessel in my left eye. There is a LOT of blood on it now and it actually hurts to blink. We have been to Sassy's grave now almost every night and I go home and look for her and of course she's not there. I hear noises in the house that aren't there and I'm talking in my sleep too. The only thing I've not done is continue to sob on a daily basis.

My parent's grosbeaks left last week but what is going on with hummers this year? I got an email from another friend this morning and she told me she's just now spotting them (in OH). We've had them here for about a month now and some of mine are so fat they look like Charm's Blow Pops sitting on the feeders. I have a female that is a real Butterball and my parents have a male that is that way too. My feeders are being drained completely every two days too.

PATRICE
05-21-2011, 17:31
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06-05-2011, 12:26
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Lone_Wolfe
06-05-2011, 13:24
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Hhmmm....I thought I would do something different, for me at least. I'm posing a technical question---here, in this subforum. :shocked:

I've purchased 3 Chip McCormick magazines & 2 Mec-Gar magazines for the 10mm Delta Elite (full-size 1911 pistol). The significantly cheaper 8 round Mec-Gar magazines functioned perfectly; whereas, the much more expensive 9 round Chip McCormick magazines jam when feeding the last round in the magazine. [It doesn't quite make it into the chamber & the slide jams on it.] When I do my recovery & manually get the last round chambered...when I pull the trigger, the gun fires & the slide properly locks open.

Do any of the ladies (or the men) of GT's women's subforum have in thoughts about how I go about fixing this problem so the expensive magazines work at they're intended?--Patrice :dunno:

This really isn't my lane, but the first thing I'd look at would be the finish on the lips. Maybe polishing them down just a hair would help?

Paging sawgrass, the real expert here. :wavey: