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#87532 - 03/30/05 05:26 PM Re: Confession # 5712
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: San Angelo, TX
peter- i was just thinkin the exact same thing.. bren, with his obsessive/compulsive self, would have TONS of stuff to do on a farm. something is always broke or needs fixing. barn door this, tractor that... he might have to change up his work hours a bit, but i bet he would do just fine.

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One day, I will have land that warrants a tractor and a barn



my father has 10 acres up in the hills where he grew up in arkansas.. he keeps telling me that, "someday, this will all be yours".. it just makes me laugh, cause i am thinkin, "great... so i can SELL IT!" i got no use for 10 acres in arkansas, when i plan on dying in Texas. so, let me know if you are interested!

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#87533 - 03/30/05 05:35 PM Re: Confession # 5712
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No thanks. I could't trust a state whose name isn't pronounced like it's spelled.
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#87534 - 03/30/05 06:06 PM Re: Confession # 5712
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
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Farms are great for fidgety folk like yourself. Just steer clear of the farmer's daughter and all will be fine. Oh wait, would that be Lisa?



Amen to that... that's why I take my week off in the summer out there... Lis wants me to go to Cancun or Hawaii or whatever. Me, sitting still on a beach for a week? Ain't gonna happen. And no, the farmer's daughters are her cousins, one's the cute country singer I went to see last night, the other one's too young.

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with his obsessive/compulsive self, would have TONS of stuff to do on a farm. something is always broke or needs fixing. barn door this, tractor that... he might have to change up his work hours a bit, but i bet he would do just fine.



Not a chance. I didn't grow up with this stuff... I'd still have a lot of catching up to do. I don't have a feel for how sick a calf is to guess how much antibiotic to give it, or whether it's better to bale just a bit wet to get it off the fields or to take the chance of it getting rained on. I have a lot of respect for those guys - takes a lot to do what they do... and some day I have to bring them into my world where I don't feel out of my element.

The mechanical side of things though - gotta love equipment built with the farmers themselves being able to fix it in mind. A full set of pliers, sockets (impact and regular), combo wrenches, flare-nut/line wrenches, screwdrivers, a stick welder and 4 sizes of hammers, and there's nothing you can't do yourself!

Though I believe I told the story before... last "vacation" I was helping out with a cold barn addition. No one believed me that I thought there was a problem with the seal on the acetylene tank until a spark from my grinder set it on fire.

Was worth it to point out the flame to her uncle, hear him yell "MA CHRISTE!" (you work out the French translation!) and run out of the barn in rubber boots. 'Course, it looked a lot worse than it was, one of his sons ran over and snuffed it with a work glove... and he was standing closer to it than I was, but that memory of him running (I mentally add the Flintstones "doogita doogita" running sound) puts me in my happy place, evil bugger that I am.

Bren R.

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#87535 - 03/30/05 07:19 PM Re: Confession # 5712
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doogita doogita


That may be the best transliteration of that sound effect I've ever seen.
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#87536 - 03/30/05 11:11 PM Re: Confession # 5712
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Call me Mr. Onomatopoeia.

Bren R.

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#87537 - 03/31/05 12:01 AM Re: Confession # 5712
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Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 1792
Loc: Colorado
Bren
Can you do the Jetsons space car?
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#87538 - 03/31/05 01:44 AM Re: Confession # 5712
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Funny you should mention. That's my non-verbal way of telling someone they're "hovering" around me while I'm working. I make that percolating Jetsons car hovering noise, then turn it into the sputtering driving sound as they leave.

My editor's taken to making the wookiee howl when minor things go wrong. Major things are usually met with an F-bomb, that's human nature... he's hard wired for that.

And lastly, there's an air makeup in the booth that makes a "whoop" sound (like a ~750ms frequency sweep) as it starts up. One of the shooters finally said "what the hell is that noise... is it time for the bonus round?" So we use a human-created version of that to signify any positive event. "Hey, I got a Playstation Portable!! *whooop*"

Grow old? Sure. Grow up? Never.

Bren R.

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#87539 - 03/31/05 07:32 AM Re: Confession # 5712
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10967
Loc: Central NH
Has anyone else noticed that Bray's avatar changes frequently, but it's always "eyes"?

I'm sensing some sort of a fetish or something going on. I'll bet he only watches CBS, too.
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#87540 - 03/31/05 09:04 AM Re: Confession # 5712
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
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but it's always "eyes"?



funny..? i thought it was an onion...

i guess he's got a thing for vegetables..

KEEP BRAY AWAY FROM THE CUCUMBERS!!!

bigjohn
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#87541 - 03/31/05 09:17 AM Re: Confession # 5712
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10967
Loc: Central NH
In reply to:

i guess he's got a thing for vegetables..

KEEP BRAY AWAY FROM THE CUCUMBERS!!!



Considering his profession, I'd be more concerned about peppers and eggs! (sorry, kind of an inside joke)
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