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testing my latest pet theory

Posted By: tsuwm

testing my latest pet theory - 10/09/05 07:59 PM

one reply would be appreciated (more than one would be superflous under current test conditions). TIA.
Posted By: sjmaxq

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/09/05 08:18 PM

Here you go, then.
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/10/05 03:16 AM

just trying to be superflous...
Posted By: inselpeter

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/10/05 09:48 AM

Here you are.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/10/05 01:44 PM

Wouldn't like to tell us what you were thinking of, maybe?
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/10/05 02:05 PM

jes' seeing if anyone be down here, I'd guess...
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/10/05 02:25 PM

I was just wondering if how one "backs out" of a thread has any effect on the cookie botchulism that seems to be ongoing; i.e., using the browser Go back button vs. using the board's ^Index buttons, etc. so I started this thread to monkey around with. (prolly should have put it in Animal Safari..)

my theory is more of a conjecture, or rather a speculation; but it's *my theory.
- anne (in the cross-dressing sense) elke
Posted By: consuelo

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/16/05 12:54 PM

My pet theory has been preempted by my landlord's pet theory. His pet theory is that pets are destructive and his renters shouldn't have any.
I don't think I want to test him on this...

BTW, this is my one reply.
Posted By: Candy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/16/10 12:27 AM

I am yet to develop a pet theory so was looking here for inspiration.
Posted By: Faldage

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/16/10 10:59 AM

Does cookie botchulism have anything to do with baking a botch of cookies? My only other comment is that theories make better pets than peeves do.
Posted By: Avy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/16/10 02:38 PM

Cookies make good pets too. You don't have to feed them ... they feed you!!! Ha ha. I'm so clever.
Posted By: Candy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 10/24/10 08:38 AM

yip Avy.....you cookie monster
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 02/02/11 09:31 PM

I have a bunch of wild pets eating me out of house and home.
With the cold and the snow, the pets at the bird feeders,
including rabbits and squirrels are amassing in greater
numbers than usual. Only a few minutes ago I noticed the
wild turkeys are back: eight of them. I would not mind
them so much, but they leave a slick behind them worse
than the ice. Definitely not pet material.
Posted By: bexter

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 02/02/11 09:32 PM

At least you could eat them if that snow continues... wink
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 02/02/11 09:54 PM

I gag at the thought of de-feathering them, whatever
that may be called.
Posted By: bexter

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 02/03/11 06:49 PM

plucking...my neighbour goes beating every weekend and gets a free shoot every so often - he is a brilliant shot and they have a freezer full of pheasants and has some hanging up outside (which is like a giant freezer at the moment!) every so often they have a pheasant party and everyone on our lane goes over to eat up a load of their pheasants...
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 02/03/11 06:54 PM

Yes, giant freezer outside.
That is the only benefit of the weather. Something usually
bursts or explodes or leaks in my chest freezer, and during
this season I can take the food out, defrost and clean
the freezer, and replace the food.
Turkey plucking would not be my thing. Guess I'd not make
much of a pioneer.....living off the land.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 02/03/11 06:54 PM

speaking of pets (on this thread) on still have my pet rock.
Posted By: bexter

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 02/03/11 07:06 PM

You could always eat canned meat that you "found" in the "wild"...I had a pet rock once, but it melted... frown
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 02/04/11 12:02 AM

On one side of my rock it says: "Quick, Turn Me Over!"
and on the other: "Whew! Thanks, I needed that."
Posted By: Tromboniator

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/13/11 07:21 AM

I tamed a wild rock about fifteen years ago. I carry it in my pocket most of the time, and always when I'm performing somewhere. I'm not in the least superstitious, I just like it. It is much, much smoother than when I first wrestled it to the ground.

Peter
Posted By: Candy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/13/11 10:19 AM

Did you watch the movie Inception?
The plot was.... a team of highly skilled agents would enter the subconsciousness mind of a subject with the view of extracting and stealing valuable secrets while interacting in the 'dream' which was manipulated.
My point is.....each 'agent' would carry something personal that only they knew, that kept them grounded, so they would recognise what was 'real' or what was the manufactured 'dream'. Much like your pet rock in your pocket, Peter.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/13/11 03:01 PM

I've not seen inception yet.
But I know in rehab the 'chips" (coin-like)we give out
for 30 days, 2 months,etc. are carried like "talismans".
Native Americans had their "medicine bags".
Posted By: Candy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/14/11 12:12 PM

how do they work, Luke?
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/14/11 03:16 PM

Positive reinforcement. A person is given one for
24 hours sober/clean, then a month, 2 months, 3 months.
Then 1,2,3,etc. years. When given they are usually passed
around to everyone in the room, and these put their
karma, luck, prayers,etc. on it for the person, who
then may carry it in pocket, wallet etc. as inspiration
to keep sobriety. The ones in this site are for Alcoholics
Anonymous, but most of the 12 Step programs have them:
Gamblers Anon, Overeaters A., Computers Anon., Online Gamers
Anon., Shopaholics Anon., Narcotics A., Cocaine A., etc.

http://www.aarecoverycoinsstore.com/
Posted By: Avy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/15/11 01:36 AM

I have become addicted to an online jigsaw puzzle site (jigzone). So many variations for one puzzle - types of cuts, number of pieces etc. The onliest problem is dragging a piece really slows you down. In real life you would just pick it up, but then here you can choose cuts!!
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/15/11 02:11 AM

Do the pieces all go in the same direction? Or do you have
to turn them around clockwise/counterclockwise to make
them fit?
Posted By: Avy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/15/11 03:38 AM

Oh, Yeah! I never thought of that. :P Well that is another problem ... but here you can choose the cuts and the number of pieces!
Posted By: Candy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/15/11 06:58 AM

Thanks for explanation Luke. Addiction must be a hard road to travel and any positive reinforcement must be good.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/15/11 02:56 PM

Two concepts fit addiction: "pre-occupation", and "compulsion".
If, eg., an alcoholic cannot wait for the 5 pm closing
bell so as to have a drink, that is pre-occupation.
"I'll just have one more" is compulsion. Both can equal
addiction.
Posted By: Tromboniator

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/29/11 09:50 AM

Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/29/11 03:08 PM

I have one that says: "Please, turn me over".
on the opposite side it says: "Ah, that's so much better".
Posted By: Tromboniator

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/30/11 06:24 AM

Mine doesn't say anything; it just, you know, IS.
Posted By: Candy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/30/11 12:59 PM

When its old enough, Peter...will you find it a mate?
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/30/11 03:02 PM

A "soul mate"? Yes, Peter, what about it. (Still influenced
by London yesterday.)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/30/11 03:42 PM

I have a stone with a fossiled trilobite I once got from a person dear to me. I don't wear it in my pocket cause it is fragile and very very old. It brings no luck nor ill fate. It is just beautiful.

Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/30/11 03:50 PM

Yours appears to be a double or two of them.
I have one as well. I keep it on a knick-knack shelf.
Nice pictures, Bran.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/30/11 03:53 PM

Yeh, double. I like repetitions. (it just came out this way)
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 04/30/11 09:59 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
Yeh, double. I like repetitions. (it just came out this way)


I like the double, because I can defocus my eyes and it becomes 3D!
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 05/01/11 12:13 AM

Ah yes, double picture.
But I think there is double trilobite there as well.
Posted By: Tromboniator

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 05/01/11 10:28 AM

The Paleozoic is always twice the fun!
Posted By: Faldage

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 05/01/11 11:03 AM

This thread brought to you by the Department of Pleonastic Redundancy.
Posted By: Candy

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 05/01/11 11:19 AM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
I have a stone with a fossiled trilobite ...


How wonderful it must feel to hold something so ancient in your own hands, Bran. A link with the past.
Posted By: zmjezhd

Re: Oniscidea - 05/01/11 01:15 PM

I always wanted a pet trilobyte, but I guess I'm late again. Also are their young called trilobits?
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Oniscidea - 05/01/11 08:10 PM

I also have a trilobite fossil and it is 400 million years old. that is so cool.
Posted By: Zed

Re: Oniscidea - 05/02/11 06:53 AM

Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
I always wanted a pet trilobyte, but I guess I'm late again. Also are their young called trilobits?

grin
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Oniscidea - 05/02/11 01:09 PM

a pet trilobyte.... -:^)

You could always take a wood louse or five as pets as they are the surviving family, but it will be hard to distinguish Eleanor from Gertrud Johnny Roderick and Daisy.

@Candy
Quote:
A link with the past.
Yes, but I cannot grasp the past of 400,000,000 million years. Cannot imagine the time stretch. I marvel at the beautiful thing.
Posted By: Tromboniator

Re: Oniscidea - 05/03/11 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
I cannot grasp the past of 400,000,000 million years. Cannot imagine the time stretch.


Rather like my own age.

Peter
Posted By: Faldage

Re: Oniscidea - 05/04/11 11:09 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
Yes, but I cannot grasp the past of 400,000,000 million years. Cannot imagine the time stretch. I marvel at the beautiful thing.


Considering this is almost 3,000 times the age of the universe, I don't blame you.
Posted By: Tromboniator

Re: Oniscidea - 05/05/11 07:12 AM

Ah, you're talking about the Oldsmobile I used to have.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Oniscidea - 05/05/11 03:04 PM

I had a Ford that old.
Posted By: Bazr

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 06/07/14 07:37 AM

I always look for pet theories for everything that happens in my life or the lives of everyone else.
Usually they amount to quite interesting conclusions.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: testing my latest pet theory - 06/07/14 03:11 PM

I'll bet they do.
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