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#91    eqgumby

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:46 PM

Wolf MacCanine on Apr 12 2008, 01:02 PM, said:

Hmm...

43 year old male (301 in Dog Years).
Born in "Cajun Country" Louisiana (Lake Charles).Currently live in Michigan.
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Musician (Drums,percussion,and anything I can hit with sticks and get a sound out of  tongue.gif  ),have been playing on and off for about 30 years.
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I am a skeptic when it concerns unexplained mysteries.I've always been interested in them from the time I was a pup,and have experienced a few incidents that I have not been able to explain away by rational or logical means...yet.I do believe that there is the possibility that there may be more to this world (or existence) than what we can see or experience.

Interesting. You sound like a cool guy to sit and have a beer with. (Or brew your own barrel for that matter). Cool that you are skeptical but still interested and looking at unexplained stuff. I tend to feel the same.

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#92    Wolf MacCanine

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:20 PM

eqgumby on Apr 14 2008, 09:46 AM, said:

Interesting. You sound like a cool guy to sit and have a beer with. (Or brew your own barrel for that matter). Cool that you are skeptical but still interested and looking at unexplained stuff. I tend to feel the same.


It's been said that I tend to be a lot of fun to be around. tongue.gif

As for the rest,it's part of my inherent nature to question everything and to look for answers.I do not think that mankind has figured out everything about the world yet,although I figure they will at some point in time (probably far after the current generations have already died off).It all boils down to time.

I try to look at all things from different points of view,which includes looking for all possible factors behind different experiences in an effort to see if there is a reasonable or logical way to explain them.I won't do what some other self-proclaimed "skeptics" do,which is be completely condescending to those who offer up their experiences for discussion...for I look at the fact that most of these people genuinely believe that they have had an experience.Therefore,it is not my place to say that they didn't.Instead,I think it's better to look at all of the conditions during their experience to see if there could be a natural or logical cause behind it.

For other types of discussions such as "alternative history",I do tend to look at any sources cited to see if they're credible.It's amazing to see how many are willing to automatically believe everything they read...without checking on the credibility of it all. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:12 PM

eqgumby on Apr 10 2008, 06:09 PM, said:

Thanks for posting crt. Keep up the good work. I like your posts, pretty well thought out and concise.


Thanks egg, I'd have to say the same for you... and you're always bringing interesting points to the discussions thumbsup.gif

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:47 PM

eqgumby on Feb 13 2007, 11:00 PM, said:

*Makes a note of Daughters reluctance to reveal her true identity*
Hey, it's my job!  innocent.gif



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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:52 PM

First off I have enjoyed reading all. I am a single never married mom I am 44yrs old with a son who is 16yrs old and a daughter who is 4 yrs old. My son is really my cousin but I have raised him since he was 9 month old. I live with sister,mom,my 2 children,1 dog 2 cats. My sister and I are very very close we had a home built together 2 yrs ago. My sister lost her late husband to cancer back in 1990 and never married again me......relationships never worked out. My dad died of cancer also (smoking) I lost my sister (older) back in 1975 to a horrible murder. I was 12yrs old but it seems like last year it just stays in my head. Never really traveled love our new house,love all animals and worked with them years ago. I have been in the insurance field most of my working years its ok. I have seen ghosts,have an open mind about most things. My grandmother on my mothers side was Jewish and my grand father was german. My fathers side not to sure? I have been told many times that I should have been a comedian I crack myself up some times. I go out of my way for others in need and I really like chating with you all. I still find it hard to beleive that some of you live almost on the other side of the world "Not to skilled on the net yet." happy.gif


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:02 PM

my_psychosis on Apr 9 2008, 07:40 AM, said:

Glad you like my avi "sundown". Welcome to UM.  grin2.gif

Thanks for the welcome m_p.  BTW I *love* Garfield too.  My Bandit is a real-life one, an orange tabby with an attitude.   cool.gif


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:51 PM

Well I'm a 37 year old divorced male ( only married for three years )
No kids
Lived most all of my life in the hills of southern Ohio
Some college but not much
I work for a water / waste water utility.

If you want to know more, I have a long list of hobbies and interests on my profile page.



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Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:24 PM

41 yrs. old
Happily married for 15 1/2 yrs
2 beautiful children
1 dog
Quit high school at beginning of 12 th grade (I know, stupid of me), went back 5 yrs later and got my GED
Went to college, it took 7 yrs. to get a 2 yr. degree  ( Had 2 children during that time, hubby had a kidney transplant so I had to quit school and work for a little while)
Associates Degree in Nutrition and Food Management  
Have had my current job as a Nutritionist at the local health dept for almost 5 yrs. now    original.gif


#99    eqgumby

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:22 PM

Thanks to the last few posters. I personally think it helps to be able to see who we are talking to. We all know that vastly different world experiences color our opinions and thoughts. I think this is a good way to put a "face" to the avatars I talk with everyday.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:20 PM

I am 30 years old and betrothed to a lovely lass (but trying to hold onto my freedom for as long as she lets me get away with it)
No kids, although the dog thinks he's one.  He's a Chinook so I've been informed (not the helicopter type, although with his tail wagging I swear he's gonna take off one day!)
I've been lucky enough not to have been punished with a 'proper' job.
Left school at 16 with no qualifications, and for the last 3 years of those I only turned up because it was the easiest place to buy drugs.  Although I have turned my back on them now...except for special occasions I may smoke the odd joint.  I could have passed all my exams (except maths, may as well be Kling-on for me).  I didn't get any inspiration from any lessons, but I put it down to the subject matter that they were teaching us.  Even for a 13 year old it was easy to see we were just being conditioned to be 'a productive member of society'.  All the maths sums were about money...you go to a shop, buy such and such for you, and you have £10, your granny told you to buy her her newspaper and she give you 50p the bill comes to whatever, how much change have you got left...or...you get a bill from the gas man the electric man and the taxman you get so much in your wages paid into the bank but you have to pay a so many percent off a loan, how much money left have you got to spend on food? I didn't care at 12 year old about all that because mum did it!!! And to even question how terrible it were for all those little Indian folk to die with the birth of America led to my own little classroom in the storage cupboard for a year.
I'm an avid reader and will read almost anything except Mills and Boons, Jackie Collins and the like, not over keen on fantasy/sci-fi either.
I've been composing music since I was 10 but only for fun, and played a few gigs in the local pubs with my guitar.
I've travelled a little bit, not any great distances, but for some prolonged periods, I always get sidetracked by digging into places that I really like and getting to know the locals.  To really get to know them, and be accepted by them I've found that you have to stick around so that you aren't just another tourist and you gotta live, eat and breath like them.  The 'sights' like Colosseum/Eiffel Tower and what have you don't intrest/impress me.  Travelled most of Eastern Europe (except Russia),  All of Central/Western Europe (except London because I'm scared of getting stabbed by a 10 year old).  Never been to Scandanavia yet...I'm hoping global warming really kicks in in the next few years and melts all the snow, I'm not very good at cold (must be those reptiallian genes in me that a lot of folk on these forums would have me believe...hehe)  Done Morocco and some of Algeria.  I stayed a couple of weeks with a friends family in Sidi Moumen, Casablanca, in a corrugated metal house in the 'ghetto' where there was a spate of suicide bombers, and is apparently a hotbed of 'Radicalized Islamist Jihadi's'.  Even my Moroccan friends said that I was crazy to go there.  Not once did I feel threatened! Even walking alone at times late at night, or walking into a cafe, drinking kawa hlib or atay nanna, sharing a joint with the locals and watching the football or some low budget American action movie on the action channel.  They were good times!  I spent 6 months living with the Sleuh Berbers of the Anti-Atlas,  and did a little 3 month tour of The Sahara on a quad bike.  Even in 45C temperatures I didn't think it was too bad and have suffered more from the heat in England on a really hot day.  I'm ginger too! but I will remember to take suncream with me the next time I venture out that way. There were times when I looked like a reptillan who was shedding his skin...should've seen the faces on some of those desert dwellers when they seen my scabby face...lol.
I have had some strange 'un-natural' experences in my childhood.  When I was about 5/6 years old  I woke up one morning and sat on the edge of my bed and thought I heard my brother coming up the stairs when the noise got to the top I was expecting to see my brother but instead it was what I can only describe as a cross between a Smurf and an Umpa Lumpah and he scared the s**t out of me, he came running up to me and tried dragging me off the bed...so I fought back, and he run off into my Parents bedroom, and I stood there gobsmacked.  I still swear today that I never woke up after that because no sooner had the little s**t run off my elder brother woke up and told me to shut up making all that noise...lol...But I still can't believe in little blue blokes unless they are on the TV.  A childs imagination is something else eh!?
Another strange event happened when I was 15.  I was with some friends and we were all taking LSD.  When we were coming up we used to take some hot knives as a booster.  I had mine and drifted off into a massive trip where something strange happened to me.  I was aware of everything that had ever happened and that will happen in the universes lifespan all in the blink of an eye.  When I told them they were hit by the giggles big time and asked me to prove it,  so it just came out without thinking I said that on our way home as soon as we come out of the gate from the golf course there will be a motorbike that'll come round the corner and drive past us...and so it did!  I can't recall anything at all from that 'acid vision' now though...but you can read my prophosies that I wrote down at the time by sending me £30 cash and i will send you the book...only kidding!  I do have to say though, that LSD can be a very strange drug and does 'open doors' in your mind, whether or not they are supposed to be opened God only knows.
I think I've seen something what could be desrcibed as a UFO or it could be a flock of geese.  Geese tend to float around in the air making a rough V shape whereas what I seen was like a triangle of 6 lights with the lower right hand light missing and then it came from behind overhead and 'slotted' in perfectly to make up the whole triangle.  At the time I had just woken and rubbed my eyes then looked out of the window and watched it for about 10 seconds before it disappeared over Pendle Hill.  I'd like to believe that it was a little alien chap but for me to be convinced he'd have to get out of his spaceship and come over and sit down with me let me poke and prod him before I was anywhere near convinced.
Not religious as such, but do think that the philosophies contained within the religions are spot on especially that we should love everyone as we would love our parents...even those who wish to destroy us...moreso them I say.  I don't believe in the ritualistic side of religion like eating unclean foods and such...oh yeah, give it a wash and kill it with a bit of respect like...but if I was truly starving I'd eat a scabby horse!  Like Jesus said its not what we put into our bodies that is evil, evil is what comes out of the heart.
I didnt realise how much I've written...hence rambling...lol
Must go now while the rains stopped and dig a bit more of my cave only got 4 years to complete it!!! ohmy.gif

Cheers
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:48 PM

32 years old.
Sculptor and modelmaker by trade.
Own a small independent film company.
Write, direct and edit in said company.
Born in RI, moved to Cali for a while and am now back in RI.
No kids but my dog Wanda.  No wife.
Read everything I touch.  Watch film constantly.  Enjoy wasting time on my PS3 and endless all night drunken arguments, I mean discussions, with my friends.  Pretty much constantly involved in some type of film or theatre production.

This is starting to feel like a personal ad, so I'm done now.

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#102    eqgumby

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:51 PM

capeo on Apr 18 2008, 11:48 AM, said:

32 years old.
Sculptor and modelmaker by trade.
Own a small independent film company.
Write, direct and edit in said company.
Born in RI, moved to Cali for a while and am now back in RI.
No kids but my dog Wanda.  No wife.
Read everything I touch.  Watch film constantly.  Enjoy wasting time on my PS3 and endless all night drunken arguments, I mean discussions, with my friends.  Pretty much constantly involved in some type of film or theatre production.

This is starting to feel like a personal ad, so I'm done now.

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I am so NOT surprised by this brief, yet somehow complete bio/credentials.
Well said Cap. It does seem like the " UM dating thread" sometimes, doesn't it?

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:14 PM

eqgumby on Apr 18 2008, 12:51 PM, said:

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I am so NOT surprised by this brief, yet somehow complete bio/credentials.
Well said Cap. It does seem like the " UM dating thread" sometimes, doesn't it?


Oh, and for completions sake:  Yup, I'm currently single, ladies.  But hopefully not for much longer *wink* *wink*

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 07:41 PM

Got some thing in your eye.....? laugh.gif


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Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:41 PM

Hi all

My name is Lex, i am 27 years old and i live in the south east of England.

i work as a support engineer for a small software house in Kent though i may well be changing jobs soon.

I am one of these people that needs to be busy doing things constructive to better myself, the people around or occasionally those i dont know.

I tend to spend about 4 hours a week at the gym, about 4 hours a week doing Tiger-Crane Shaolin Kung Fu and the rest of the time i am working on my website which is dedicated to dragons, or playing guitar, or down the pub with my mates or most specially, spending time with my girlfriend.

I also like to occasionally go cycling, snowboard, go on holidays and i am currently learning to make dynamic content with websites using asp.net

Ever since i was a lad i have had a passionate interest in dragons, the mythology surrounding them and the affects on culture said mythology has. I had to have a large scale operation which put me out of action for nearly two years and in that time, being someone who cant do nothing, i decided to teach myself HTML, PHP, SQL and javascript to make my site affectively putting my passion to paper (though in this case a website)

Thats pretty much me in a nutshell

On a final note, there are some incredibly interesting people here. My compliments to Saruman and his team for creating such a powerful and diverse community. I am in awe!





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