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  1. quote:Originally posted by travisl:I'm looking forward to July! I was, too. Until i downloaded your pdf and realized that even canada isn't safe from the dreaded RED ROBIN! Fine. I'm gonna start my own cache machine, with hookers and gambling. in fact, screw the cache machine and gambling. (an emoticon?) all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  2. quote:Originally posted by vds:and since I'll be in Ellensburg on Saturday doing my own personal 'just me' mini-ECM following in the footprints of the Ellensburg caches from the YCM, I'm hoping that I have reasonable success on those blasted micros that are all over Ellensburg. Since you're in the area, try to go do Babytalk, if you haven't done so already. Just be sure to bring binoculars in case the llama isn't being cooperative. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  3. quote:Originally posted by soup:1.Make adjustments to abate the Park Managements fears. 2.If this dosent work, I will have to launch this event in a unsuspecting park the next time I get the GoldenSPIKE. Since i have no idea what APP2 involves, my choice is by no means an informed one, but i gotta go for #1. Since the Apparatus is kind of a tradition (yeah, i know this is only the second year) when it comes to champoeg, i'd vote for compromise in this case. You can call it Apparatus version 1.1 instead of version 2, then save the real thing for another time. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  4. quote:Originally posted by SuperMadCachers: was he really joking when he said that? Were you really joking when you said that Mr. Snatch.... uh, I mean Snazz? 'Mr. Snatch?' That's the best you can come up with? Sheesh. When god was handing out insults, you must have totally been in the wrong line. or something. You see, the trick to insulting someone is research. Search for the caches he's hidden, and you'll see he makes bad puns related to oregon geography. I'm specifically thinking of 'Wick-me-up before you go-go' or 'Do dry lakes make you harney.' That right there is better insult fodder than a stupid 'snatch' reference. I mean, you could respond by saying something like, 'Hey mr. snazz, why do you have such a Terreboner against ammo cans?' or 'Those ammo cans saved your butte back in WWII, you gay Wham fan!' That'll show 'im! all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  5. i know i'm setting myself up for a differing opinion or two here, but i don't think that the concept of CMs are any more against the spirit of geocaching than virts, locationless, last-minute event caches, et.al. It would be totally cool if geocaching was limited to hiding a box in the woods, and i kinda wish it still was just that. Heck, from a sociological point of view, you could almost argue that CMs are an ironic response to those things. quote:Originally posted by Seth!:I'm concerned about the precedent that these events set, not the ones that have already happened. I don't really expect anyone to heed my warning or share my concern. I'm heeding and sharing, Seth!. If and when the CM comes to Beaverton, Oregon (i've heard rumors), then i'll be the first to email travisl about the ones that should be off-limits. But until then, i gotta go with my experience on this one and say that CMs are okay. Not once in Yakima did i think that we were doing any environmental harm as a group. i DID feel a little weird about one or two of them in Bremerton though, to be honest with you--but no more than on a solo hunt in other places i've found caches. Not that the following is a valid justification, but most of those weird feelings were kind of assuaged by picking up some beer cans on my way out (and i thought gresham was trashed!). What are there, like 100 or so planned for Victoria? Seth!, meet me at the rooftop volleyball court at the Strathmore the friday afternoon before and we'll go knock off twenty of them after knocking off a couple of Molson's. Or whatever it is they drink up there. Because there's no way i'm waking up at 4am--record or not. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  6. quote:Originally posted by Syn:I didnt think My chick could get any more lazier since she's pregnant. And shes only about 10 weeks pregnant. Great I have more laziness to look forward too. If I hear the lame excuse I'm pregnant and dont feel good one more time...I'm gonna download the coordinates for the nearest cliff to my gps and go jump off of it. Blah squared! all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  7. It's about time i explained this thread to everyone. Last week, while surfing the forums, i realized that no one had brought up the differences in rating stars one sees when viewing a wetside cache and a dryside cache. That is to say, a 3/3 in lake O would amount to about a 1/1.5 in, say, 97702. I had this great post going that basically poked fun at us portlanders for our liberal rankings--complete with links to comparable caches on both sides of the mountain. But after hitting the 'post now' button, i realized that i was logged in under laurencat's name. So i erased the whole thing as best i could, not knowing--at the time--that we had the option to delete a post. So my bad. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  8. Looks awesome, except that i think maybe the apparatus should start a little earlier. not to hype it or anything, but it may motivate us to stay up a little afterwards talking about it--and you know how we shushed at promptly 10pm. of course, since we run yurtville, maybe they'll be a little more lenient this time with the quiet hours. Hopefully. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  9. quote:Originally posted by Chief Paulina: On the way home, I stopped and did the Pipeline. Once about every 50 caches, up pops a classic. You guys must do this one. Thanks Oregone for the heads up. Actually, thanks to NavDog. He's the one that recommended it to me. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  10. quote: In Park City, Utah, a group of professional and semi-professional snowboarders -- the trendsetting type popular with fans and revered by marketing agents -- have discovered Pabst. Well, crap. There goes the neighborhood. NOW what am i gonna drink? Bodoni-brew? all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  11. Oops. Musta hit the wrong button. It was Jake's. Not the new, yuppie Jake's. The original, sweet-happy-hour-deal Jake's next to vaseline alley. For some reason, it seems that the more gay strip clubs are in the area, the better the happy hour deals. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  12. Well, first you'll need a place to stay. The best deal in downtown portland is the city center Days Inn--at $49 a night, it's half the cost of the trendy historical places. Flying into Portland? Save money by picking up your rental car downtown instead of at the airport. You can take light rail from the airport to downtown for $1.55. Now that you're all checked in, one of the most 'portlandy' restaurants in the downtown area, in my opinion, is Jake's Famous Crawfish. If i were from Iowa, i would totally eat there. In the morning, head west on US 26 (lots of caches on the way) before turning left and heading southwesterly on OR 53 to Nehalem. A great lunch can be had at the Nehalem Dock Restaurant, or the Blue Sky Cafe (541-368-5712) a few miles north in Manzanita. I have a cache there in Nehalem, but it might take up too much time. An awesome place to stay is just a few miles south at the Wheeler on the Bay Lodge. If you stay in #4, look for my entry in the bed-side journal. It's kinda funny. You can also rent kayaks from here and paddle up to heron, harbor seal, and the occassional lost orca. Continue south on US 101 in the morning and stop at Blue Heron for gifts and a ton of samples. This place is almost a free lunch, and is much cooler than the overrated Tillamook Cheese factory, if you ask me. If you have time, drive the Three Capes Scenic Loop or do the killer BayOcean cache. When you're all done, head east on OR 6 back toward Portland. If you haven't already stopped at the obligatory McMenamins, then the Grand Lodge in Forest Grove is as good a place as any. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed [This message was edited by oregone on April 23, 2003 at 09:21 AM.]
  13. Question 1: Potluck sounds good. I'll be sure to make something extra special for the event. Do we eat after we're through with the ivy? Question 2: I can't even finish the container for the Great Scott Cache, so i'm out for creating a new container for this one. I think we should archive the two old ones and make two new caches, though. Question 3: PLEASE get that chickenblender in time for the event. The Apparatus was more fun than a barrel of cheerleaders. Oh, wait. Question 4: You might post a reminder on the cogeo.org forums. I think it would be cool if some dry-siders came over and made fun of us for rating our 1.5/1.5 caches as 2.5/3 caches. Is there a prize for the person/people that drove the farthest to be at this thing? Thanks, soup, for putting this whole thing together. Unlike last year, i'm going to be sure to bring enough cigarettes for everyone this time. (emoticough) all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  14. quote:Originally posted by fractal: So.. on to the challenge... Tonight around 5:30ish, I will be at the following location: N45 31.266 W122 41.016 I challenge all the local Geocachers to come and try to beat my score on Ms. Pac-Man If, by 'tonight', you mean wednesday the 23rd (of this year), then i'm on it. It's getting toward margarita season again, isn't it? (sorry for the flashback.) all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  15. Had to happen sooner or later, i guess, so i agree with criminal that this shouldn't be archived. (by the way, here is portland's version of this one.) The problem with putting difficult caches in urban areas such as these is that people will actually look for them without being prepared for what the little rating stars actually mean. I've done some 2/2 caches in more rural areas that, i'm sure, are much scarier than the cache in question. Of course, the amount of people looking for them is much smaller. In fact, the only serious injury i've ever incurred while geocaching was with a1.5/1.5 cache. Of course, it was out in the middle of nowhere. My point is as follows: If this cache were in, say, Plush, OR, then the people that would normally try to find it wouldn't have a problem with it. But because it's in suburban Tacoma, you're bound to get the folks that are hesitant in attempting it. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  16. quote:Originally posted by Chief Paulina:I'm on the road again.. Yeah, who isn't? Anyway, if you're like me, you don't like going back from somewhere the same way you went TO said somewhere. In that case, you can take a 90 minute break and do this one at some point in your trip. It's my third, or maybe fourth, favorite of all time. That's assuming you're not flying to seattle, but i'm pretty sure that the prineville airport doesn't offer non-stop service to sea-tac unless you have explosives taped about your torso. (and emoticon) all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  17. I think i'll reply to this one the same way i replied to the one a couple months ago: quote: posted March 13, 2003 08:33 PM Why would anyone want to quit smoking? I mean, seriously. What are you going to do while waiting for the bus? Or when you first wake up in the morning? Or after a meal or during a beer? If it weren't for us smokers, the social security system would collapse in weeks. Roads would crumble and schools would close. Entire communities in Virginia would be forced to either work at Taco Bell or legalize gambling. What will happen to your sence of scornfulness when you're forced to go outside during parties for 10 minutes at a time at regular intervals? By quitting smoking, you're falling in with the herd, conforming to the homogenous. Say goodbye to any individuality you may have held dear. But most importantly, how are you going to reward yourself after a strenuous, rewarding hike in the wilderness for a geocache? Nobody likes a quitter! all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  18. I'd start with removing all of those crazy emoticons from your sig line. Secondly, i'd just print out a new travel-bug icon (complete with tracking number) and attach it to something new. Finally, i'd double check and make sure that all those emoticons were gone. but that's just me. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  19. blah blah blah... I got about 3/8 of the way through reading this thread before i got sick of it and hit the 'post' button. zzzoey, you have so many quality caches in your area--some of which i've found; why do you even care about a virtual in AZ? More importantly, why are you even placing virtuals in AZ? Is redmond getting boring? I ask this with lots of emoticons, but seriously: who cares? you put a lot of effort into your real caches, and we all enjoy and appreciate them. So who cares about some random virt 1100 miles SE of here? and did i mention the emoticon? all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  20. quote:Originally posted by pdxmarathonman:Religious articles tend to get removed pretty quickly around here Guilty as charged! But Go Jesus! I totally hope that he/she makes the blazers beat the lakers. i smell a markwell coming up... all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  21. Obviously, i'm there. But i'm mooching off of someone for a place to stay, because this weekend at the coast totally killed my checking account. In a perfect world, i'd just drive the 80 miles home afterwards, but i know me pretty well, so i know that i'll probably have about four too many oly stubbies to be in any condition to drive. at any rate, i'm telling the waitress at the following morn's breakfast that it's my birthday because i love free pie with a candle on it. all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  22. The alternate title to this thread could be, 'Should This Count As a Find?' all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  23. Seems like half the caches i find are called stumped. Wonder how these caches are hidden: under a rock maybe? all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  24. martin is well aware of the drumbeat of dissatisfaction -true! martin is miss golf -odd! martin is a wildcat -yeah, that's what SHE said! martin is a quiet contender -ominous! martin is unlucky at love -no comment! martin is shy and charming -niether! martin is the antichrist-this is from a website that is actually about me. martin is the lowest form of human life we have ever witnessed-same with this one. martin is joy electric take that, team Joyson! martin is da l's dirtiest playayo! martin is a maker-lover to goats-whoa! martin is caught naked -what else is new? martin is soooooo gorgeous-from the forums at badgirlswirl.com all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
  25. quote:Originally posted by marinerBC:Along with 85 meters (275 feet) of bar, the Strath can be a tad noisy near closing time, so you might want to consider that. Man, the Strath is sounding better and better by the minute. I'm gonna try to convince LaurenCat to make an entire week of it! all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed
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