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gegarland wrote:

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7. When your children expect you to be prepared to be the medical person when the Fire 

    Dies, and you actually have a forty-pound "first-aid" kit.


When you thought about having some kind of LASIK-style surgery

before Y2K because you wanted to make sure you could _see_ if

world civilization collapsed.

 


 

Good one! Have your appendix removed, also gall bladder. And go to the dentist. WOW! I can think of whole bunch of medical-related preparations.

 

We have now reached the "geekier than thou" stage of this thread... I love it.!!

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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...


pagemaven wrote:

gegarland wrote:

pagemaven wrote:

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7. When your children expect you to be prepared to be the medical person when the Fire 

    Dies, and you actually have a forty-pound "first-aid" kit.


When you thought about having some kind of LASIK-style surgery

before Y2K because you wanted to make sure you could _see_ if

world civilization collapsed.

 


 

Good one! Have your appendix removed, also gall bladder. And go to the dentist. WOW! I can think of whole bunch of medical-related preparations.

 

We have now reached the "geekier than thou" stage of this thread... I love it.!!


You need both your gall blader and your apendix. People with out their gall bladders have endocrinmic problems. And last year they actually did discover what the apendix does, manufactures/cultures bacteria for the digestive breakdown of foods.

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TiggerBear wrote:

pagemaven wrote:

gegarland wrote:

pagemaven wrote:

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7. When your children expect you to be prepared to be the medical person when the Fire 

    Dies, and you actually have a forty-pound "first-aid" kit.


When you thought about having some kind of LASIK-style surgery

before Y2K because you wanted to make sure you could _see_ if

world civilization collapsed.

 


 

Good one! Have your appendix removed, also gall bladder. And go to the dentist. WOW! I can think of whole bunch of medical-related preparations.

 

We have now reached the "geekier than thou" stage of this thread... I love it.!!


You need both your gall blader and your apendix. People with out their gall bladders have endocrinmic problems. And last year they actually did discover what the apendix does, manufactures/cultures bacteria for the digestive breakdown of foods.


 

Tigg:

You make a good point. While it's true that they both serve a real purpose, you CAN live without them, BUT you cannot live with them if they go bad on you, and when the fire dies, I think surgeons will be few and far between. It's really a personal choice, I guess, and a test of JUST HOW GEEKY ARE YOU???

 

Don't you love this thread? It really makes you think about your skill set. I remember a SF short story I read a long time ago. (I don't recall the title.) A present day man found himself back in pre-industrial times, and thought he would have the world by the tail, but came very quickly to realize that he had no usable skills and was pretty much worthless. I think he wound up being a slave.

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pagemaven wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

pagemaven wrote:

gegarland wrote:

pagemaven wrote:

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7. When your children expect you to be prepared to be the medical person when the Fire 

    Dies, and you actually have a forty-pound "first-aid" kit.


When you thought about having some kind of LASIK-style surgery

before Y2K because you wanted to make sure you could _see_ if

world civilization collapsed.

 


 

Good one! Have your appendix removed, also gall bladder. And go to the dentist. WOW! I can think of whole bunch of medical-related preparations.

 

We have now reached the "geekier than thou" stage of this thread... I love it.!!


You need both your gall blader and your apendix. People with out their gall bladders have endocrinmic problems. And last year they actually did discover what the apendix does, manufactures/cultures bacteria for the digestive breakdown of foods.


 

Tigg:

You make a good point. While it's true that they both serve a real purpose, you CAN live without them, BUT you cannot live with them if they go bad on you, and when the fire dies, I think surgeons will be few and far between. It's really a personal choice, I guess, and a test of JUST HOW GEEKY ARE YOU???

 

Don't you love this thread? It really makes you think about your skill set. I remember a SF short story I read a long time ago. (I don't recall the title.) A present day man found himself back in pre-industrial times, and thought he would have the world by the tail, but came very quickly to realize that he had no usable skills and was pretty much worthless. I think he wound up being a slave.


I'm thinking my father may have read that story. I had to learn how to milk a cow and a goat, churn butter, split wood, start fire with out matches or lighter, cook food with only tools I could manufature, stitch wounds, set bones, advanced first aid, scare a bear away, safe wild foods, smoke meat, sun jerky, and hit a target with primate weapons.

 

Or was that because I'm native American mixed blood, a child of a nurse, and a scout master.

 

(chuckle)

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Wonderful!  This is a lovely thread!  Wow Tiggerbear, next time I go in the woods, I'd like to take you with me!;0)
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Wonderful!  This is a lovely thread!  Wow Tiggerbear, next time I go in the woods, I'd like to take you with me!;0)

 

I second that!!! Are you available for adoption???
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I had to learn how to milk a cow and a goat, churn butter, split wood, start fire with out matches or lighter, cook food with only tools I could manufature, stitch wounds, set bones, advanced first aid, scare a bear away, safe wild foods, smoke meat, sun jerky, and hit a target with primate weapons.


Jeepers! I can proofread, pirouette, teach phonics, recite picture books from memory ... if the end comes, I'm doomed! Tigg, may I be your future assistant? I could organize and keep records of your various tools and weapons...

 

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PenelopeTX wrote:

I had to learn how to milk a cow and a goat, churn butter, split wood, start fire with out matches or lighter, cook food with only tools I could manufature, stitch wounds, set bones, advanced first aid, scare a bear away, safe wild foods, smoke meat, sun jerky, and hit a target with primate weapons.


Jeepers! I can proofread, pirouette, teach phonics, recite picture books from memory ... if the end comes, I'm doomed! Tigg, may I be your future assistant? I could organize and keep records of your various tools and weapons...

 


Picture books recite from memory, proof read   good skills to have

 

My normal everyday skills; cook very well, put a computer togeather from parts and I'm getting better at programing it, baby sit both kids and adults, paint,  an such.

 

But I'd probably fall over if I tried to pirouette. And never did master the cartwheel or bicycle. An most machines hate me, husband just had to fix the treadmil yesterday. "what did you do to it!? (shrug) no idea". I once crashed the car sneezing. 

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When your bookcase is taller and wider than you are and filled with nothing but fantasy novels.

 

When the books you own out weigh you....

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You want to go to the Smithsonian in Washington just so you can see the original bridge set from Star Trek.

 

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Bradinator1 wrote:

You want to go to the Smithsonian in Washington just so you can see the original bridge set from Star Trek.

 

Brad


 

I had no idea the Smithsonian had that!  I wonder how many other icons I would see.  Perhaps a pilgrimage is in order!

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VTfan wrote:

 

 


Bradinator1 wrote:

You want to go to the Smithsonian in Washington just so you can see the original bridge set from Star Trek.

 

Brad


 

I had no idea the Smithsonian had that!  I wonder how many other icons I would see.  Perhaps a pilgrimage is in order!


 

I was not aware either that they had that.  That would be a neat trip to make with the kid also.  Although, the kid may not see the excitment the same way, and just thinks I am an old geek.  There is that word again, geek.  Well, I guess I am...

 

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Melhay wrote:

VTfan wrote:

 

 


Bradinator1 wrote:

You want to go to the Smithsonian in Washington just so you can see the original bridge set from Star Trek.

 

Brad


 

I had no idea the Smithsonian had that!  I wonder how many other icons I would see.  Perhaps a pilgrimage is in order!


 

I was not aware either that they had that.  That would be a neat trip to make with the kid also.  Although, the kid may not see the excitment the same way, and just thinks I am an old geek.  There is that word again, geek.  Well, I guess I am...

 

Mel


Yep and they did have a couple of the models used for f/x shots. But the Smithsonian changes displays on a regular basis. They will give you an update if you email them about certain exibits. 

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TiggerBear wrote:

Melhay wrote:

VTfan wrote:

 

 


Bradinator1 wrote:

You want to go to the Smithsonian in Washington just so you can see the original bridge set from Star Trek.

 

Brad


 

I had no idea the Smithsonian had that!  I wonder how many other icons I would see.  Perhaps a pilgrimage is in order!


 

I was not aware either that they had that.  That would be a neat trip to make with the kid also.  Although, the kid may not see the excitment the same way, and just thinks I am an old geek.  There is that word again, geek.  Well, I guess I am...

 

Mel


Yep and they did have a couple of the models used for f/x shots. But the Smithsonian changes displays on a regular basis. They will give you an update if you email them about certain exibits. 


 

I will have to look it up on their site and get the dates.

 

Thanks.

 

Melissa

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Dorthy's Ruby Slippers are there too!

 

 

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There's no place like home...

 

I am going to have to save up some money quickly to go.  I have wanted to go there but just haven't made it.  Now I will have to make it.

 

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Bradinator1 wrote:

Dorthy's Ruby Slippers are there too!

 

 

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PenelopeTX wrote:

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Dorthy's Ruby Slippers are there too!

 

 

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Does this have anything to do with those Red Shoe Diaries movies?

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Does this have anything to do with those Red Shoe Diaries movies?

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PenelopeTX wrote:

paulgoatallen wrote: 

 

Does this have anything to do with those Red Shoe Diaries movies?

Paul 

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That looks to be quite a tale in its own right, however I was thinking of Hans Christian Andersen. :smileywink: 

 


(chuckle) There's alot of becareful what you put on, faery myths out there. Shoes were a popular choice for booby traps.