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Getting to Know You Fellow geocacher: Things that influenced you life

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images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSghBj616zJat38oXftAeN Reinhold Messner, Mountaineer Extra-Ordinaire

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTpsgd7jsF8NeGyvaViXY0 Ayrton Senna

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My biggest influence was a family friend, John Wade. He was one of the Chosin Few. I grew up thinking if I can be half as tough that nothing could hurt me.

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What ...me worry?

 

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Temple Grandin has probably inspired me more than anybody else.  I already knew I wanted to commit my life to making the world a better place for animals, but she showed me that someone could actually make an entire career out of that.

Who is wearing the tag in their ear?  JustKidding, JustKeely!  She is a very interesting lady.

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Did I mention Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart?  I spent a lot of time listening to them (still do when Mrs. Z isn't around).  I guess Bill Harkleroad ( Zoot Horn Rollo )would be considered an influence, too .  He is important, or he wouldn't be on Wikipedia, right?

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Did I mention Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart?  I spent a lot of time listening to them (still do when Mrs. Z isn't around).  I guess Bill Harkleroad ( Zoot Horn Rollo )would be considered an influence, too .  He is important, or he wouldn't be on Wikipedia, right?

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Weasels rip my flesh...

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Chuck Yeager, Mickey Thompson and Kelly Johnson (his designs influenced me before I even knew who he was).

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSghBj616zJat38oXftAeN  Ayrton Senna

 

That is a good one.

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Ha.  I didn't click to who what was at first.  I thought it was that weird dude that painted the forests scenes with a putty knife on tv. lol.  Seeing it again I do not know how I possibly confused them.  Messner is far cooler in all respects.  Except, maybe, painting forests with putty knives.

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that is so not bob ross.  I watched bob ross and his happy little trees when I was powerdog02's age. 

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Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Larry Niven, J. R. R. Tolkien to name a few.

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that is so not bob ross.  I watched bob ross and his happy little trees when I was powerdog02's age. 

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I feel a nightmare coming on

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Sweet Jesus - that's him. See, I told you I had no idea why I thought of him when seeing that other photo.

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*in a soft voice*   look at that happy tree.  wheeeeee!  *swoosh swoosh of the fan brush*

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post-2012-0-81206300-1379038497_thumb.jp    No Valium refills
      

 

 

 

 

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ok.  with the pictures next to each other and in the little format, they could be brothers.  or cousins.  one indoors and one rugged outdoors.

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Ha.  I didn't click to who what was at first.  I thought it was that weird dude that painted the forests scenes with a putty knife on tv. lol.  Seeing it again I do not know how I possibly confused them.  Messner is far cooler in all respects.  Except, maybe, painting forests with putty knives.

 

 

that is so not bob ross.  I watched bob ross and his happy little trees when I was powerdog02's age. 

 

LOL, I can see the mistake, but you're right CS; Messner is in a different league from Bob Ross.

But then again I L-O-V-E-D the happy little accidents & sticks, twigs and happy little trees with their friends too. I can only wish for both their patience, perseverance, focus, drive, etc. etc.

 

Of course this is also the reason WHY I named Messner as a person that influenced my (mountaineering) life. Shame on me for forgetting about Bob!

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Don't misunderstand. Bob freaked me out as a kid. Maybe a negative influence.

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he was gentle and annoying.  but there was a watercolor artist with ill-fitting pants that freaked me out. 

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I used to watch this wacky young lady who drove some vintage light blue car, She would make stuff out of junk. I cannot remember the name of the show. Anyone remember?

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