Monday, November 27, 2006

Turkey Trots

Welcome, fellow LBers, to the first of my official "summarizations"! I think a lot of you have been otherwise occupied this last long weekend, and have been unable to follow the Atlas Quest message boards to the full extent you may be used to. Perhaps that should be "fool extent", but no matter. Help in on the way! I have taken it upon myself to supply you with a summary of what I consider to be the more important/interesting/self-serving threads over the last four days, for your edification and pleasure. Without further ado then, here is "The Official Thanksgiving Weekend Atlas Quest Message Board Summary"!

1) Dixie really started it all, with a thread called "Gobble Gobble", starting out as a heartfelt (or gibletfelt, whichever your preference) wish of fortune and happiness on this festive holiday, but which deteriorated quickly into a discussion of "gruel"... those who are surprised by this turn should leave now.

2) Little Foxes shared an amusing anecdote about a young'un who came up with the perfect title for a Letterboxing book. Kids say the darndest things...

3) A thread was opened regarding the newest scourge to assault the otherwise pristine and genteel sport of Letterboxing. This nemesis is called TerrorCaching, a sport in which hapless rubber stamps are sacrificed to the unyielding gods of Happy Meal Toys. Oh, wait, did I read that wrong? Terracaching? A more sophisticated and friendly form of Geocaching? As Emily Litella used to say... never mind...

4) A thread regarding the unimaginable DANGERS that may befall you while letterboxing.

5) Ok, so this one started a while ago... but the "Two Guys" series continued unabashed for the entire weekend (though, it certainly DESERVED to be bashed). No, it isn't something bad you did in a past life to deserve this, it is just one of those unfortunate things, like mosquitoes or poison ivy. Don't blame me. Ummm... ok, actually, I guess you CAN blame me...

6) What do you give the man who has everything, except all the incredibly essential and vital items necessary for a successful career in Letterboxing? Just ask MO UR4Me.

7) Apparently, a lot of people had Lucky Charms for Thanksgiving Dinner, because there was a huge surge in the references to "Blue Diamonds".

8) Opinions are like Digital Cameras... everyone has one. Did I get that quote right?

9) Stargazer wanted to make a game out of a Letterbox. Apparently, we're game for this game. Although, after a long hike, I am usually more game than I like to admit.

10) Dr Phil invoked the ire of many an LBer, and as usual, a vibrant and edifying conversation ensued. On the Message Boards, NOT on Dr Phil. He just sucked.

11) The age-old question of Image Transfers came up. The answers were thoughtful and intelligent.

12) Dear Dixie had a question regarding marking boxes as "retired". In the process of this discussion we were reminded of several facts specifically cogent to Letterboxing: "missing means you don't know where the flippin thing is", "the opposite of active is INACTIVE", "If you don't know where the flippin thing is, the status should be 'Unknown'", "if you KNOW...it's not UN-known", and "you can call it whatever you want in the privacy of your own home."

13) To log or not to log, that is the question. Apparently, the answer involves several dozen responses.

14) Tortuga... Turtle... slow? But wait! What does a turtle do when it sees a bug?

15) Geocachers... friend or foe?

16) Ways to tell if you are a letterboxer... 'nuff said.

And then it was Monday. Have a great post-long-weekend week, everyone!

-wassamatta_u

14 Comments:

At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oweee, my sides hurt!! Thanks for a good chuckle.

 
At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the PERFECT way to showcase your talents W-U! Sheer hilarity....but dont' get me going on Dr. Phil. I couldn't touch that thread with a 10 ft pole as I was busy homeschooling....you know us homeschoolers...on line all day, soaps and bon bons...poor kids can't get a decent education!
I'll be looking forward to more of your insightful gleanings....

dewdrop

 
At 3:11 PM, Anonymous preboxed said...

I happened to be in town all weekend, but was just thinking this morning how overwhelming it woulda been for those who were away - and voila! Boxers' n" Briefs!

*Looking forward to being regularly De-Briefed...no wait, that doesn't sound right. Never mind...*

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger JPMcD said...

Wass....sometimes you are too much! LOL

Mazel Tov, and great job!

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger ericaflory said...

*claps so hard my hands hurt*

 
At 5:11 PM, Anonymous The Little Foxes said...

Would you be my agent?

Foxy of The Little Foxes

 
At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just looked back at the Dr phil thread that I started. And realized that I misspelled unschoolers. Doh!

Alaska HSM

 
At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on all weekend, but only now do I feel up-to-date:)

Thanks for the updates and the laughs:)

Gotta go and get something to clean up the mess I made now;)

T;)

 
At 9:08 PM, Blogger Eaglewatcher said...

Great new read! Thanks Wassa

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger shiloh said...

Do you read EVERY board? I never saw the thread about DR. P hill.

For someone that's supposed to be educted he sure is an idiot.

Shiloh

 
At 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boxers 'n' Briefs, I love it. I too have read all the posts, but I just love seeing it all summarized.
Tortuga's, Turtles and Bugs was my favourite.

I am looking forward to every weekly summary, thanks Wassamatta_U
YT

 
At 4:46 AM, Blogger Lock Wench said...

Such talent. Such cleverness. Who knew? Those of us who follow the boards regularly, of course.

Great job, WMU! This should keep you out of trouble for awhile. Does Mark Pepe know he has competition for all the gossip now?

Btw, I vote for Boxers n Briefs as the official title. I already own a cat and would prefer something that wears boxers and carries a briefcase.

LW PhD

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Scarab said...

Really like the Blog idea. I can't keep up but like to scan for interesting threads.
But Please, please, oh please change the name form Scooping the Letterbox. I have had too many friends look at me in puzzled horror when they thought I said my hobby was "litterboxing". Ugh. Blechhh, blechh, ptooie.

 
At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Lucky Charm said...

>7) Apparently, a lot of people had Lucky >Charms for Thanksgiving Dinner, because >there was a huge surge in the >references to >"Blue Diamonds".

That's because I'm magically delicious

Lucky Charm

 

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