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Hi Yall! - Greetings from Texas
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Topaz/TX    Posted 08-11-2004 at 08:48:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just wanted to thank Lenore for inviting me! Looking forward to getting to know you.

RickyB    Posted 08-11-2004 at 16:11:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
welcome out for some of these outlaws.I am a Texan also

Deadcarp    Posted 08-11-2004 at 15:27:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Topaz - we're in central Mn and it's too cold for foolishness up here so everything i say will be gospel truth. That doesn't mean we don't have fun or pull a few innnocent pranks when the opportunity arises but i reckon we get less opportunities than our warm-blooded cousins, so we try to compensate.
Some of our best work is with total strangers and the local canoe outfitters bring us plenty of those. Local river rats aren't above for example: pumping air into submerged sprinkler hoses and running out yelling warnings to boaters. Growling into hidden speakers along the bank. Or even launching an impromptu barrage of water balloons alongside the flimsy craft. Well just for fun i put a (old-looking) new sign amongst the cattails in the river this summer to make canoeists think: It sez "Please don't tease the crocs - they're rare up here"

Well one kinda prissy gal stopped and asked if i was serious about the crocs so i snuck a wink at her male companion, sat down with my best burl ives impression & went on and on about how if you look close you'll see ridges moving in shallow water and if they're swimming away they're carp (that part is true and boy we have lotsa carp) but if they're coming toward the boat it's probably a hungry croc. Then you can watch the bubble trails in the water too. And the abundant cattails hereabouts are proof of rotting nutrients. Well by that time she was hanging on my every word and looked pretty concerned, so i thought i'd let her off the hook so i sorta mumbly asked her if she'd ever tasted croc. She begged my pardon so i asked if anybody had ever tried to feed her a croc? She was still serious and replied she couldn't recall that ever happening. So i finally admitted "Well i just did!" By then her boyfriend was almost falling outa the canoe with laughter but she still didn't catch on! She looked around desparately, and he said "Think crock of baloney!" "Ohhhhhh!!!!" She finally caught on and laughed til they were out of sight. I guess she'd never heard a shaggy dog story before. And she wasn't even blonde. :)

Maggie/TX~ROFLMAO!!    Posted 08-11-2004 at 16:15:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC, this story is one of the reasons why I like you so much!! You'd get along real fine around here. :)

Maggie/TX~ WELCOME!    Posted 08-11-2004 at 13:57:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Topaz! I'm so glad Lenore invited you! I used to have your email addy but lost it in the last computer crash.

Great bunch of folks here! You might need those boots they were telling you about and maybe even an aluminum foil hat now and then around here, but I think you're gonna like it here! :)

egh    Posted 08-11-2004 at 09:41:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

~Lenore    Posted 08-11-2004 at 09:27:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi there, Topaz!
I told you there were lots of great friendly folks here. If you ever have any problems some of these folks usually know the answers. Whether it is a truck, air conditioner, plumbing , chicken, dog or neighbor problem, someone will have a helpful or humorous solution for you.

Psst, Topaz, dont tell the others but it is the beginning of a Texas take over.....
I'm just teasing folks; We'll just do like all the other imigrants do...
we'll blend in and assimilate. LOL

Ouch!    Posted 08-11-2004 at 13:17:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm still working on the "blend in and assimilate" part.. LOL!!
Should think about changing my start

DigitalMat    Posted 08-11-2004 at 09:10:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome Topaz!
Great bunch of folks around here! Dive right in!!

Red Dave    Posted 08-11-2004 at 09:09:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
C'mon in Topaz. You might want to wear boots, sometimes it gets deep in here ;)

Patria    Posted 08-11-2004 at 09:08:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
wow! Texas is getting bigger and bigger by the second..:-)

Welcome Topaz..I like your nick.

ron,ar    Posted 08-11-2004 at 09:00:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
wow, getting to welcome all kinds of new folks here today. Stick around, all sorts of interesting folks here.

sdg    Posted 08-11-2004 at 08:51:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome to KL. Hope to talk to you again soon.

Clod    Posted 08-11-2004 at 10:34:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome Topaz.I am WM elsewhere.Here I am the token liberal and defender of the postal system. (KINDA)

JB    Posted 08-11-2004 at 10:44:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
... and I mostly stand back and clap my hands! Hope you enjoy yer stay...

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