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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2990
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2003-11-25 09:10 am   Permalink

How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?
1 to change the light bulb and 1 to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

53 to flame the spell checkers

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"

... another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 know-it-alls who claim *they* were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

156 to email the participant's ISPs complaining that they are in violation of their "acceptable use policy"

109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and lightbulb forum about changing light bulbs be stopped

111 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this forum

306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

27 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three"

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ

44 to ask what is a "FAQ"

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

143 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
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Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Freelance, Ph.D., Th.D., D.F.S


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1067
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2003-11-25 10:51 am   Permalink

Me three.
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Because crap doesn't buy itself.

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AceExplorer
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 916
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-03-17 2:34 pm   Permalink


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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 916
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-06-05 07:03 am   Permalink


Kid writes the best letter from camp EVER

By Liesl Testwuide, for ScaryMommy.com
Originally found at
http://living.msn.com/family-parenting/kid-writes-the-best-letter-from-camp-ever

Last year, my eight year-old son went to summer camp. It was the first time he had been away from home for more than a night. An hour after I dropped him off, I missed him. By the time I went to bed, I found myself wandering into his bedroom, just to feel close to him.

As the days passed, I wrote to him daily. Each hour dragged as Iíd wait for the mailman, hoping for just one letter from him. By that point I missed him so much, I began to imagine what he might write.

I fantasized I would receive a letter something like this:

Dear Mom,

Thank you so much for letting me go to camp. I have learned so many cool things, like how to take a fish off the hook, tie sailing knots, and how to groom a horse. Thanks for packing sun screen. Iíve been out on the lake a lot, so itís really come in handy. You think of everything! Iíve been drinking tons of water since itís so hot. See? I do listen to all your good advice.

The other boys in my cabin are really smart and nice. Iím making lifelong friends I will cherish forever. Weíve had fun learning camp songs, playing cards, and catching frogs in our free time. During quiet time, I read the book you sent along. What a great selection!

Like you suggested, Iím trying a lot of new foods. You were right, the oatmeal at breakfast isnít bad if I add raisins. And donít worry, Mom, Iím using all the manners youíve taught me over the years.

Weíre camping under the stars tonight. I hope to see fireflies.

I love you,

W

xxoo

P.S. Tell my brothers I miss them!

The next day I received an actual letter from him. It was just slightly different from what I imagined:









This year Iím sending a whole book of stamps to camp with him.

Canít wait to see what he writes!

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Liesl, publisher of the website Hairpin Turns Ahead, uses humor and humility to write about navigating lifeís twists, turns, and inevitable changes. A divorced mom of three, she has come to accept that even though her white-picket-fence dream life blew up in her face, it was probably the best thing to have happened.



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