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Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by notquitenglish on 3 May 2003 9:32pm
How very interesting...
Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by MissTrixiB on 4 May 2003 9:39pm
Anyone new? I suppose a newbie would have a harder time getting to this than anyone else, but 'just in case'....
Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by notquitenglish on 5 May 2003 5:56am
Does anyone here feel emotionally influenced by "Harvey"?
Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by BB-Scala on 5 May 2003 6:02pm
The rabbit?
Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by Rusted on 6 May 2003 8:27am
Beki...thanks for your comments on the Band and Woodstock. :O) I've always wanted to visit Woodstock (the town, not the festival site, although that would be cool too), especially after reading Levon's autobiography. It sounds like a beautiful place.

I'm glad you played "Twilight"...good song...glad to be of insperation. :O)

They painted Big Pink?!?!?!?!?!
I sure hope it got re-painted again, or I'd be SO disappointed! LOL. There's a house in my city that's a similar color and I've taken to affectionately callign it "Big Pink" whenever I drive past. LOL.

Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by MissTrixiB on 7 May 2003 6:56am
I'm sorry....I HAVE GOT to share this! It's mostly because I'm home alone tonight and FREAKED OUT!!! If I could run squealing to my husband aabout this, I would. Instead, I'll punish the rest of you.
I'm HORRIBLY, DEATHLY, MIND-NUMBINGLY AFRAID of spiders. I can handle snakes (literally....I've held them on occasion), mice don't bother me, and I can deal with centipedes and any other creapy crawly. But spiders just plain scare me to death. I used to lay in bed when I was a littler girl and scream if there were spiders in my bedroom until someone would come and kill them (and that was till I was 18....I mean 8! :-o). Why am I sharing this story? Well, aside from this being the Introduction thread in which everyone can tell us a bit about themselves.....I just killed the biggest spider I've ever seen! IN MY HOUSE!!! When I lived in LA, we used to get big spiders in our shipment boxes, but this one was so big that it actually made me nauseous to look at it. (we're not talking tarantula big...those are so big that they hardley count as real spiders....their like mice with too many legs. For some reason, those don't bother me).
O.K. I'm done for now (and all of residents from Oz are probably laughing at me with your '7 of the 10 worlds most deadliest spiders'! I DON'T want to hear about it!;-) ) We can continue to chat with our musical librarian now!
kisses, but with caution lest you be a spider-
Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by sleepydumpling on 7 May 2003 12:43pm
Trixi - I hear you girl - I am the world's biggest arachnophobe. And I'm Australian!! I completely freak at even the smallest of spiders, and can not rest until they are DEAD (I know, bad karma, but I just can't handle them!)

I would rather meet a huge snake, a cane toad, a pack of wolves and an axe-wielding maniac at once than a spider!

I've got a tip for all you folks who can't handle spiders and other insect-y things though - get yourself some geckos!

Since I had a family of geckos move into the floor boards, roof space and wall cavities in my flat, I hardly ever see any insects at all. And I used to have a problem with massive huntsman spiders - haven't had a one in a good couple of years since Mr and Mrs Gecko moved in with their kids! I hope it stays that way. Besides, they're so cute and I love that little chip-chip noise they make!

Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by ilse on 7 May 2003 1:20pm
if i had been afraid of spiders(or bats, snakes, mice, rats, insects, etc...) i would never have made it through my childhood! my mom loves spiders, and she used to bring them into the house when she would find them outside in the late fall and winter. my sister had an eight foot boa when i was little, and it ate live rats (which i had to take care of sometimes if the snake wasn't hungry- we named one "dinner"). though we eventually had to give the snake away, this led to my having PET rats- VERY different from feeder rats. we used to have bats that would get in through the attic sometimes and couldn't get out, so my mom would have to catch them with a butterfly net and release them outside. one time, i actually found a mouse in my sneaker. i couldn't get it on so i reached in and took out what i thought was a balled up sock.. i don't know who was more surprised, me or the mouse! i also used to catch toads and a friend of mine and i would build little sand castles and play with them in them, and of course i would play with crickets, earthworms, and salamanders in the garden, not to mention catching fireflies on warm summer nights......... so as you can see, i've had my share of fun times with creatures some people would consider creepy crawlies! : )
Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by BB-Scala on 7 May 2003 7:52pm
Rusted -- Glad you like the Woodstock stuff. It is a fabulous town, even to this day -- tho' still struggling as a tourist town. There are some fascinating books about the "old" pre-Dylan and The Band Woodstock out there -- one by Alf Evers - A great Catskill historian and a few others of interest.

I regularly climb Overlook Mountain and at the top is a burned out hotel (built in the late 19th century - burned twice - once in 1939 and again in 1951)where the communist party held a "secret" meeting once to elude the FBI and this Hotel was a frequent vacation/party spot for President Roosevelt and the Vanderbilts, assorted stage and screen stars as well as musicians. It takes about 40 minutes to climb to the Hotel and another 15 minutes to climb all the way to the top where one can view the Hudson River as well as the entire Hudson valley and Catskill Mountain Range. The view is breath-taking! That is, if you can catch your breath after the climb! One can drive from the village green in Woodstock up Overlook (or Meads) Mountain 'til you get to the Tibetan Monastery, housing the family from Tibet that live there in exile. These are direct relatives of the Dalai Lama, I believe but don't quote me on that. Anyway, this is a groovy place where Tibetan monks (still exiled from Tibet) are a dime a dozen! Anyway, you park at the monastery and walk the rest of the way up the trail to the top.

As for Big Pink -- I heard it is Pink again so really, all is well!

Re: MORE introductions (for everyone) by sleepydumpling on 8 May 2003 7:09am
Ilse - I can handle most creepy crawlies, it's just the spiders that freak me out.

Though I am not sure those of you outside of Australia quite realise what a cane toad is like - they're HUGE and horrible and poisonous. You can play great golf using them as the balls though!

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