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#1 KeyResults

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

Got to thinking about us all here in the area. Here's what I've come up with so far...

 

HGCS / SETX defined:

 

Some people love to sit around gawk at coins and TBs.

Others just don't get path tags and coins and trackables.

 

Some people love to talk about geocaching.

Some just want to GO geocaching.

 

Some of us love social events.

Others see social events as cliquish and useless.

 

Some people love to solve puzzles.

Some people think puzzle caches were invented just to torment.

 

Some people love to test themselves physically to find a cache.

Some think caching should never be physical work.

 

Some among us love to test our ability to find well disguised or clever hides.

Some among us love to create clever well disguised hides.

 

Some among us love to be the first to sign the log of a new one.

Some could care less about FTFs.

 

Some among us love to power cache and log as many as we can.

Some hate the notion of power caching (numbers run).

 

Some among us would aspire to find every cache hidden on the planet.

Some of us really have no clue how many we've found and don't care.

 

Some of us bike, wheelchair, kayak, skin-dive, or stroller our way to caches.

Some of us will only PnG w the car.

 

Some of us see a place for skirt-lifter or lamp post caches.

Some of us think LPCs are a useless menace.

 

Some among us love trees and trails.

Some among us hate trees and trails.

 

Some of us want to help teach and guide newcomers.

Some of us think newcomers should discover and figure it out on their own.

 

Some of us LOVE to find difficult caches.

Some of us just want to find easy Park and Grabs.

 

Some of us want help clean our waterways and parks.

Some of us never go to waterways or parks.

 

Some of us love to geocache at night.

Some think geocaching at night is dumb and asking for trouble.

 

Some of us pursue challenges.

Some of us cannot understand why anyone cares about challenges.

 

Some of us think caching and kids are a perfect match.

Some think caching and kids don't really mix.

 

Some of us love caching w Dogs, Cats, birds or monkeys.

Some don't really like pets.

 

Some of us LOVE pink flamingos

Some of us just don't love pink flamingos.

 

Some of us are, uh, older.

Some of us are quite young.

 

Some among us narrowly define geocaching.

Some of us believe geocaching defies narrow definition.

 

I give up! We are like a good campfire stew. But, I wouldn't trade any of it.

 

If I were to relocate I would miss it terribly.

 

We are HGCS. We happen to live in SETX. A varied collection. A true melting pot.

 

Like it or not, we are Geocaching. Personally, I think we are just fine.

 

(Edited to correct bad formatting from Phone App used to post.)


Edited by KeyResults, 17 April 2013 - 06:44 AM.

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#2 ProMed Rick

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

I'm sure you left someone out, just not sure who!
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:09 AM

1.   I just want to GO geocaching.
2.   I love social events.
3.   I think  puzzle caches were invented just to torment me.
4.   I love to test myself physically to find a cache.
5.   I bike, kayak, hike, or drive my Jeep to find caches.
6.   I love trees and trails.
7.   I  want to help teach and guide newcomers.
8.   I want to help clean our waterways and parks.
9.   I do not like geocaching near businesses or private residences.
10.  I like to take goofy photos and post funny logs.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

1. I just want to be worshipped as the true geocaching god that I am. Worship me dammit!
2. Thou shalt sacrifice thy travel bugs unto me.
3. Blessed are the micros for they shall inherit geocaching.
4. Speaketh not of the wetness of thy neighbors log and ignore the mold on thine own.
5. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors geocoins.
6. Thou shalt not holdeth thy neighbor accountable to thine own aesthetic sensibilities.
7. Thou shalt holdeth thine own self accountable for thine own choices of how to spendeth thine own free quality time.
8. Thou shalt always remember that geocaching is dependent upon the good will of other cachers who hideth the caches for you to findeth and hosteth the events you attendeth.
9. Thou shalt looketh after thine own safety and the safety of thine own valuables and remain alert for danger at all times.
10. Thou shalt not bear false witness to muggles, and always explaineth that you are geocaching.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

1.   I just want to GO geocaching.
2.   I love social events.
3.   I think  puzzle caches were invented just to torment me.
4.   I love to test myself physically to find a cache.
5.   I bike, kayak, hike, or drive my Jeep to find caches.
6.   I love trees and trails.
7.   I  want to help teach and guide newcomers.
8.   I want to help clean our waterways and parks.
9.   I do not like geocaching near businesses or private residences.
10.  I like to take goofy photos and post funny logs.

 

If I could add "I like to cache at night" to BB's list, I would think BB and I were related somehow. I think I'm a little scared about that... :NTN:


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

You nailed it, Kenny. We're all different - Enjoy the differences.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:07 PM

Kenny. You hit the nail on the head. Exactly how I would explain it. Its a game for everyone and ypu choose to play whatever way you like. Good job my friend.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:07 PM

BUT no matter who you are, if you are on HGCS, you need to pay your dues.  BEER & DONUTS!  

 

Send to the attention of:   TEXAS DREAMWEAVER, Official Treasurer of the Houston Geocaching Society c/o hgcs.org.  

 

Don't forget to include your box tops in order to be entered in the official rebate drawing held every Feb 29th at midnight.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

I feel left out :tickedoff: , you didn't include the mentally disturbed cacher who digs through the trash can's in the park because their GPSr says it has to be there (forget about the bench 10' away.) :uglystupid2:

 

@TDW - I'll pay part of my dues tonight :cheers:


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

BUT no matter who you are, if you are on HGCS, you need to pay your dues.  BEER & DONUTS!  

 

Send to the attention of:   TEXAS DREAMWEAVER, Official Treasurer of the Houston Geocaching Society c/o hgcs.org.

 

Don't forget to include your box tops in order to be entered in the official rebate drawing held every Feb 29th at midnight.

 

Sadly my favorite form of currency (Youngs Oatmeal Stout) is no longer available which leaves me with donut dough to pay my dues!


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

1. I just want to be worshipped as the true geocaching god that I am. Worship me dammit!
2. Thou shalt sacrifice thy travel bugs unto me.
3. Blessed are the micros for they shall inherit geocaching.
4. Speaketh not of the wetness of thy neighbors log and ignore the mold on thine own.
5. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors geocoins.
6. Thou shalt not holdeth thy neighbor accountable to thine own aesthetic sensibilities.
7. Thou shalt holdeth thine own self accountable for thine own choices of how to spendeth thine own free quality time.
8. Thou shalt always remember that geocaching is dependent upon the good will of other cachers who hideth the caches for you to findeth and hosteth the events you attendeth.
9. Thou shalt looketh after thine own safety and the safety of thine own valuables and remain alert for danger at all times.
10. Thou shalt not bear false witness to muggles, and always explaineth that you are geocaching.

Looks like the Ten Commandments of Geocaching.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:36 PM

One other area not yet mentioned is that some of us like cemetery caches!  Just be careful not to go for them at night.  I like cemetery caches, well maybe because I am a little morbid, :buck2:  but there is a lot of history in those places. 

 

  Also I like webcam caches.  There aren't that many and the number us shrinking, but they bring us to a special place.  O0  

 

And many times, it's just my time alone to be one with my thoughts and enjoy the nature around me.  B)

 


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:33 PM

One other area not yet mentioned is that some of us like cemetery caches!  Just be careful not to go for them at night.  I like cemetery caches, well maybe because I am a little morbid, :buck2:  but there is a lot of history in those places. 

 

  Also I like webcam caches.  There aren't that many and the number us shrinking, but they bring us to a special place.  O0  

 

And many times, it's just my time alone to be one with my thoughts and enjoy the nature around me.  B)

 

I almost said something about cemetery caching earlier. CornDoll and I love it, too....day or night. The muggles are always very quiet and unintrusive. :laugh:


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:10 PM

I like the webcam caches too, although the one at the Alamo was annoying... it is NOT every 2 minutes for a picture.  I stood there with a friend and his two teenage kids at 11-something at night recently waiting and refreshing with our college of choice signs up for nearly half an hour.

 

Haven't tried any cemetery ones yet.  In a way, they're creepy and I'm a fairly morbid person.  The 10 yr old redhead says no to taking him to them when I asked if he'd be interested.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:20 PM

I like the webcam caches too, although the one at the Alamo was annoying... it is NOT every 2 minutes for a picture.  I stood there with a friend and his two teenage kids at 11-something at night recently waiting and refreshing with our college of choice signs up for nearly half an hour.

 

Haven't tried any cemetery ones yet.  In a way, they're creepy and I'm a fairly morbid person.  The 10 yr old redhead says no to taking him to them when I asked if he'd be interested.

 

Tell him he doesn't have to worry about stealth and the containers are REALLY big...like the size of a coffin! Nah, I guess that probably wouldn't help. :coolsmiley:


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:42 PM

Some of us like white space!

 

Got to thinking about us all here in the area. Here's what I've come up with so far...
 
 HGCS / SETX defined: 
 Some people love to sit around gawk at coins and TBs.
 Others just don't get path tags and coins and trackables.
 Some people love to talk about geocaching.
 Some just want to GO geocaching.
 Some of us love social events.
 Others see social events as cliquish and useless.
 Some people love to solve puzzles.
 Some people think puzzle caches were invented just to torment.
 Some people love to test themselves physically to find a cache.
 Some think caching should never be physical work.
 Some among us love to test our ability to find well disguised or clever hides.
 Some among us love to create clever well disguised hides.
 Some among us love to be the first to sign the log of a new one.
 Some could care less about FTFs.
 Some among us love to power cache and log as many as we can.
 Some hate the notion of power caching (numbers run).
 Some among us would aspire to find every cache hidden on the planet.
 Some of us really have no clue how many we've found and don't care.
 Some of us bike, wheelchair, kayak, skin-dive, or stroller our way to caches.
 Some of us will only PnG w the car.
 Some of us see a place for skirt-lifter or lamp post caches.
 Some of us think LPCs are a useless menace.
 Some among us love trees and trails.
 Some among us hate trees and trails.
 Some of us want to help teach and guide newcomers.
 Some of us think newcomers should discover and figure it out on their own.
 Some of us LOVE to find difficult caches.
 Some of us just want to find easy Park and Grabs.
 Some of us want help clean our waterways and parks.
 Some of us never go to waterways or parks.
 Some of us love to geocache at night.
 Some think geocaching at night is dumb and asking for trouble.
 Some of us pursue challenges Some of us cannot understand why anyone cares about challenges.
 Some of us think caching and kids are a perfect match Some think caching and kids don't really mix.
 Some of us love caching w Dogs, Cats, birds or monkeys.
 Some don't really like pets.
 Some of us LOVE pink flamingos.
 Some of us just don't love pink flamingos.
 Some of us are, uh, older.
 Some of us are quite young.
 Some among us narrowly define geocaching.
 Some of us believe geocaching defies narrow definition.
 
 I give up! We are like a good campfire stew.
 
 But, I wouldn't trade any of it. If I were to relocate I would miss it terribly.  We are HGCS.   We happen to live in SETX.
 A varied collection.   A true melting pot.   Like it or not, we are Geocaching.
 
 Personally, I think we are just fine.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:01 AM

I, at times, am all of the above. 


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